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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to another newshour from al jazeera. our top stories - fighting for control of yemen's main port. prosecutor tests in south-eastern turkey with air strikes on the p.k.k. another night, another try for migrants to get to britain from their camp in france. and a third of medals won by
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athletes over a decade could be tainted by drugs. seven are injured, many injured. there's been fighting in aden. houthi rebels were driven out weeks ago. >> local fighters including supporters of the exiled president have been advancing on the town trying to secure areas around the city to prevent further houthi attacks. a saudi civilians has been killed by shelling. yemen's vice president has been looking at damage the highest ranking official to return to aden since the government was forced into exile in march. more than 4,000 have been killed
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since the saudi-led coalition started a bombing campaign against houthi positions. on behalf of the yemeni government, i knew the invitation to the u.n. envoy to document the crimes. >> the visit comes as the world food program delivers aid. 84% of the population is in need of aid. our correspondent was in aiden as supplies began to arrive. >> this was one of the first airlifts to take place. forces loyal to abd-rabbu mansour hadi recaptured the airport from shia militia, houthis and allies. hundreds of tonnes of aid delivered. behind me to the right you'll see the passenger terminal.
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when we arrived here a few months ago the sign read enter in peace and security, two things that millions wish they had more than anything. because an impoverished country, beleaguered by war meaning some estimates put it over 80% of the population in need of control of humanitarian aid. look at the control tower of the airport. the sheer destruction that has been inflicted in the battle for the strategic city. around we see the armed men, those fighters loyal to president ali abdullah saleh, they are not in uniform. many have not picked up a gun. there has been reinforcements, particularly special forces which we have seen, that we understand belongs to the g.e.c. coalition, supporting the government by request of president abd-rabbu mansour hadi, trying to establish a security in aden for the
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government to return with an outlook to hopefully, as far as they are concerned, spread their authority in aden and the rest of the country, they are in control of aden airport, the situation is fluid, it's turbulence, and that's why it has come to deliver, they are staying on the ground, the plane, to unload the cargo before it takes off. there's still shelling and mortar attacks sporadically taking place. two soldiers have been killed in what has been described as a suicide bombing in a police station in eastern turkey. the attacker rammed a truck packed with explosives into the building. 24 have been injured. the p.k.k. is blamed for the attack. violence increased in the past week, since the government began air strikes against kurdish separatists in turkey and iraq. kurds in both those countries have been protesting against the air strikes. police fired water canon and
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tear gas to break up a rally in turkey's kurdish city. thousands gather said outside the h.d.p. party officers. politicians are calling for a resumption of peace talks with the p.k.k. kurdish protesters in northern iraq call for an end to the bombing campaign. some condemn the kurdish government, and are asking the p.k.k. to withdraw from the country. the president wants the group to leave, to stop civilians being caught up in the fighting. more from zeina khodr, who is on the turkey-syrian border. let's start with the attacks on police in south-eastern turkey. >> well a dramatic escalation. yes, the attacks have been continuing for some time now. turkish police men, turkish army
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soldiers have been targeted. what we understand from the governor of this province in the east of the country, this time around it involved a suicide bomber who used a truck and detonated explosives outside an army base killing two soldiers wounding more than 24 others. the p.k.k. used suicide bombings in the past but the last time was in 2012. turkey for its part keeping up the pressure on the p.k.k. targetting the bases in the mountains, in northern iraq and some of their positions in the east of the country. turkey making clear that it did not declare war on the p.k.k. they were launching attacks before all this happened. and that the p.k.k. violated the ceasefire, and was responsible for not laying down the arms as part of the agreement. so the two sides far apart, tensions on the streets as you
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mentioned. kurdish demonstrators protesting the strikes, calling for dialogue. both sides are far apart kurds in iraq fear being drawn into all of this now. >> well yes, that is the position of the kurdistan regional party president, who is calling on the p.k.k. to withdraw and prevent northern iraq from becoming a battle ground. his opponents disagree believing that he is siding with a close ally and turkey is a close ally. the kurdish political landscape is complicated and kurdish political parties have been involved in not just political conflict and power struggles, they engaged in arm conflict in the past. what we have seen is cooperation between the different kurdish groups on the front line with
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i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria, the kurds have been leading the fight against i.s.i.l. it will seems that cracks are emerging. we hear the president saying the kurds should withdraw. the k.r.g. is worried that the p.k.k. has its own agenda to try to reap benefits out of the conflict. there are kurds, like you mentioned. this is another city and doesn't held much sway. a complicated political landscape. the kurds taking the lead and cracks are emerging. >> thanks. zeina khodr on the turkey-syria border. >> the retrial of three al jazeera journalists has been postponed for a second time. peter greste mohamed fadel fahmy, and mohammed badr were
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convicted in june last year for supporting the banned muslim brotherhood. peter greste has been deported to australia, but is retried in absentia. mohamed fadel fahmy and mohammed badr were released on bail after more than 400 days in prison. peter greste says the delay is frustrate frustrating. the lives of no one involved in this can move on until we get the verdict. everything hinges on that day. for me it defines how my life works, what my career is. particularly for mohammed badr and mohamed fadel fahmy, on that day after the verdict, they walk away as free men or go back into prison, that makes it impossible for anyone to look beyond that point. it really defines everything, to be in a position where you say goodbye to your wife and kids as mohammed badr did earlier today, not knowing if you would go back and see them at the end of the day or whether you would go back into prison, that makes it a tough way to live. to have another adjournment, i
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think, is difficult. i was talking to them on skype as we watched it, and for them too, the whole family, i guess, it's tough, as i said, everyone is built up to this moment. it's been a long fight, and it's been a fight engaging everyone, everyone's energy, it's sucked out all of the time that anyone in the family has had over the past 18 months. and so we all thought it would be over today. we all thought that we would know what the situation was, and at least be able to plan and move on with our lives. it has not happened. ch delay is difficult for us all. >> let's hear from charles trendle, the managing director of al jazeera english, he says it is frustrating but the campaign will go on until there's justice for the
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journalists. a long running saga has been going on and on, if you go back to the original verdict. it was quashed by a court of appeals saying the evidence was contradictory and flawed. this was earlier on this year. so we just are waiting for the justice to be done. at the moment the justice is delayed and justice delayed is not justice done. >> al jazeera english, this channel, is part of a wider network of a huge organization. what pressure can that organization bring to bear, can it, on the egyptian government? >> we found that the courts, the judicial system has been almost kaz quay esque in some of its ludicrous grounds, charges and strange decisions and the delays that you see, adjournment add infinitum, i believe this is the tenth one. we can make calls, we can make campaigns, but at the end of the day the decision lies in cairo, in the court in cairo. the u.s. secretary of state met with egypt's foreign minister in cairo as they work
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on patching up the diplomatic relations. john kerry meets abdul fatah al-sisi. egypt is a key u.s. ally. they were strained when abdul fatah al-sisi took over from mohamed mursi. >> in the last few days - and this is something i know you will want to talk about. turkey has come to the table. i know there's always concerns about what that means, that i can assure you, the activities are clear and delineated and we can discuss that in the course of the morning. it is vital for us to focus on the question of all violent extremist groups because it goes to the question of stability an egyptian journalist a
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former editor of a paper, and is with me in the studio. we'll talk about john kerry and his talks in egypt. i want your thoughts on the adjournment in the retrial of our colleagues. >> well for me it shocked me and i'm astonished by the ongoing postponements of this sentenced hearing. because it's totally against the procedural law in egypt. this is my view. a violation of procedural law. >> let's talk about john kerry. how are relations now, between the u.s. administration and the abdul fatah al-sisi government. >> well according to what i heard from mr kerry, i believe the most important highlights in what he said is first the most
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basic and main issues that they talk about during this dialogue. strategic dialogue were security and military. ment issues none military and non-security issues such as economy came in the context at a way to help and serve on security and military issues. the dialogue avoided the dire situation in egypt. that means that we are back into business again, the same business that we have been in with the united states and egypt for the last four decades. the whole relation since the resumption of the relations between the two countries back in 1974 were based on military and security issues which is totally normal. >> it's business as usual. >> yes. >> that's basically because of
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the fact that egypt finds itself in the forefront of the fight of i.s.i.l. and what is going on no. >> yes, seemingly. then again, then again - i mean all over the world, it is so abnormal that a superpower and a pivotal regional country architect bilateral relations on military and security. i believe that this is what helped the egyptian military to build what i call mill it okay rosy and. >> john kerry and egypt's foreign minister will be giving a press conference we'll take it live. hopefully you'll be here to give analysis. >> israel's prime minister promised to fight what he calls hatred and extremism after two attacks.
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thousands of people have been protesting against hate crimes after an 18 month old baby burnt to death in an arson attack. his death has been blamed on jewish settlers. an ultra orthodox view has been convicted of stabbing two. >> we will condemn the murderers. we condemn them to the end. they name town squares after them. it is important to say this at a time we are condemning against the criminals. a senior general has been killed in a rocket attack in burundi's capital bujumbura. the general is a former intelligence security chief and ally of%. >> a journalist with the east african newspaper is on the line for us now.
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what do we know about what happened. snoop yes, this early morning, we heard gunshots and grenade explosions. in one. suburbs, where many supporters are believed to be having and it is the heart of former intelligence security chief, they had a rocket launcher and it's been confirmed by an advisor that he ambushed his car, on this early morning. >> you say - did you say deputy security chief. why would anyone want to attack him? well. they have been plaling a
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critical ride in the government. last year until then when he was removed from his office of as the chief. after that he was playing a role and was well-known and well-known in foiling the coup in may. working for the east african community. they had played a critical role and was accused by the civil society organizations and protesters in relation to killing them. he may be having a hand in those killing of the italian nones. these are allegations made by the opposition in the civil society organization.
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it was after a candidate was announced. >> thank you for making sense of that for us. moses, a journalist from east africa more to come on the noose hair -- newshour a cyclone ripping across myanmar in at the deep end. rio de janeiro puts some of its olympic venues to the test. french riot police moved migrants away from a motor way in calais. more than 200 spent a nights breaking into the u.k. they broke down several levels of fencing. french riot police responded spraying them with a chemical
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irritant the church of england criticized britain's prime minister for what it called his lack of compassion. simon mcgregor-wood reports now from folks tonne in the south of england. >> reporter: it came from folkestone united, a resident group campaigning for the better treatment of migrants trying to reach the u.k., saying the channel tunnel authorities have to do more to save migrant lives, in particular the lives of those trying to get through the tunnel from calais and france, by clinging to cars and trucks. nine have died since june. >> there are a lot of people that felt the way i do, which is that migration is a force for good, and we need to treat fellow human beings with respect. >> there needs to be an initiative that sets up properly managed refugee camps, where people can be fully fed and
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properly processed rather than left to live like animals in the jungle. >> reporter: a few yards away, protesters with a different view. the english defense league and britain first are opposed to immigration of any kind. noisy, and with the usual symbols of english nationalism. but with an argument resonating with some. >> we have enough here at the moment. our country is on its knees, we need to concentrate on our people, our veterans, homeless. our nhs service. allowing more people into the country will deteriorate the system more. >> it's a few hundred yards from the entrance to the channel tunnel. in what many see as the front line in a struggle with the immigration issue. colourful and noisy as these might be, they are from both
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extremes - left and right - of the political spectrum, showing you how polarizing this issue has begun. in this corner of england, migration and creating strain. in kent, more than 600 unaccompanied children are seeking asylum. 400 migrants made it across since june. relative to london, this is not a rich place. when there's trouble in calais, the aftershocks are felt here. tunnel disruptions led to traffic chaos, and it's bad for business. the british prime minister has been forced to act. offering more fences to control migrant access to the tunnels. he speaks of problems lasting all summer. europe's migrant crisis reached the u.k.'s shores, and the politicians are feeling its effects simon is live from london. you talked about a polarizing issue. the church of england is not the only to criticize david cameron, his government for their lack of compassion for the migrants.
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>> well that's right. as we saw yesterday, there are grassroots organizations springing up in the south coast of england. i was in kent yesterday. the county of england facing calais on a clear day, and there are concerns that not enough compassion, not enough humanitarian instincts are shown to these people but immigration, as we saw in the british election is a big issue and today the british government's interior minister home secretary took the unusual step of publishing an editorial, trying to address the problem. what we are seeing now is the scenes we see in the last week or two, an extraordinary disruption in calais the knock-on effects in the u.k. with the terrible traffic jams is having a significant political effect and in the newspaper, both talk about the number of pounds and dollars and
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euros they spend to deal with the issue, but they are broadening the message out saying this is not just a french and u.k. problem. european partners need to do more. they refer to the migration crisis as a global crisis. a significant paragraph, they addressed the migrants saying we must break the link between crossing the mediterranean, and achieving settlement in europe for economic reasons. the streets of our cities are not paved with gold. at one level they do all they can to diffuse the security situation in the channel tunnel. in the newspapers today, the french and british governments address their constituents saying it's not only our problem. the world must do more we must address the problem, and the u.k. is not open for unlimited migration. that is a clear message, because the scenes are causing problems
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for the french and british governments, that's for sure. >> thanks simon mcgregor-wood in london rescuers are searching for 20 people thought to be trapped in a landslide in india's north-west. the side of a hill collapsed after torrential rain earlier in the week. 500 people have been stranded after a landslide blocked a highway in the state. the heavy rain forced rocks and stones on to the highway. nearby temples attract hundreds of thousands to the region every year the same heavy monsoon rains hit myanmar. 27 people have been killed, and 150,000 people affected. the government has declared a national disaster. al jazeera's caroline malone reports. >> many parts of myanmar have been submerged in heavy rain, and floods and landslides followed. people are doing what they can to escape the worst-hit areas,
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mainly to the rest and the north -- west and the north of the country. but one of the 14 provinces are affected by flash floods, making it hard for rescuers to reach or support everyone. government shelters supplied temporary homes. tens of thousands of people are being displaced. 500,000 acres of farmland, crops and livestock has been affected. military flew in aid, helping some that needed assistance. myanmar's president went to visit some of the evacuees in the north-west. it's mon soon season in the region, and people expect some rain. this time it's been heavy, and expect it to continue. the sheer number is overwhelming. aid groups warn that there are people in parts of the country who they have not reached yet let's see if there's relief
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in sight for people affected by the monsoon rains. with us now, meteorologist everton fox. >> well if i say to you it's not looking as bad as it was, you have to take it with a pinch of salt. we are not talking 200mm of rain we are talking a hundred. flooding conditions. it's not intense. this circulation here around kolkata, it's the remnants of a tropical cyclone, and is sucking the moisture from the bay of bengal. a lot of rain coming into bangladesh chitty gone has seen over a meter of rain in a week or so. the heavy rain in place. we'll look at the kolkata, 162mm. rain here. it continues to come down. further north, up to 163mm of rain. you can see the weather stretching across the northern plains of india, and 112mm of
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rain in pakistan. it will stay here as we go on through the next few days. more heavy rain across northern parts of india. and you can see how the winds are driving across india into the bay of bengal sucking up ut moisture and in myanmar, plinty of rain fall -- plenty of rain fall coming in here. areas of low pressure sneaking south wordswards as we go on through tuesday. the rains continue through much of myanmar. >> we are approaching the midway point on the newshour. still to come ... >> i'm andy gallagher in selma alabama, where organizers begin a march to washington d.c. and we tell you why they say the battle for civil rights is far from over. >> in sport, tiger woods hart is short-lived return to conform. jo will be here with the details
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in around 20 minutes.
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great to have you with us. here with the newshour from al jazeera. our top stories, several people are dead dozens injured in bomb attacks in yemen. there has been intense fighting in aden. for several weeks now, the pictures show anti-houthi forces advancing on the town 60km away from the port city a senior general has been killed in a rocket attack in
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burundi's capital bujumbura. a general, a former intelligence security chief and ally of president pierre nkurunziza an egyptian court postponed a court in the verdict of a retrial of an al jazeera journalist. mohamed fadel fahmy and mohammed badr are on bail in egypt. peter greste is being retried in absentia. all three deny charges of supporting the banned muslim brotherhood journalists around the world are facing increasing pressures, 220 are in prison. that number is growing. the committee to protect journalists says that china has the worst records, followed by iran. together they hold one-third of journalists globally. the worst countries are eritrea,
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azerbaijan turkey china and parties. many are held without charge. half are online journalists. they are estimated to be missing in syria right now. most believe held by the islamic state of iraq and levant. let's get some analysis review on this from amnesty international. he joins us live from london. first of all, i want your thoughts on the adjournment once again of the trial of our colleagues in egypt. >> thanks i mean i think we have gone from a show trial to a farce. a case that was meant to show that egypt could go after any journalist is a damming indictment of egypt's criminal justice system and the question is how much longer to the plen
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and women tried in absentia need to wait for justice. they are held on no evidence. we are saying that the highest court of law seems to say that as well. what is the excuse to continue to drag out the trial. >> it's the not just our colleagues. the two tried there, there are other journalists in gaol in egypt itself and, of course colleagues of ours and people who merely associated with them who were tried and convicted in absentia. >> that's right. egypt is raging a war. a lot of the time the journalists crime was to tell a story that the government didn't want the world to here. a court in april sentenced 14 to life imprisonment in a single case and another to death.
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this is it a government and a criminal justice system which is not prepared to tolerate dissent or questions of the official narrative. >> that it seems, is not just unique to egypt as we heard a few moments ago, getting back to the bad old days. being a journalist it can be a highly dangerous profession in other parts of the world. >> absolutely. we are seeing journalist gaoled and imprisoned across the world. what is clear is this has become an icon for journalists around the world. showing it cunt matter who you are, or how much international sport you have. if you fall foul of security forces or the government. they'll come and get you. what this case is so important is that it shows an international community which is largely divided, willing to give some support to journalists, but is wanting to bring back egypt
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into the international fold. the point i'm trying to make is egypt's government is getting mixed signals. they are told journalists shouldn't be gaoled and they are given arms and equipment used to press peaceful dissent. we see john kerry talking about the need for renewed engagement. i would be interested in what he's saying about the gaoled journalists and your colleagues. >> john kerry due to give a press conference within the next 40 minutes. we'll take it live. niklas live from amnesty international. and to show you how dangerous being a journalist can be. a mexican photo journalist among five dead in an apartment in mexico city. the magazine that ruben espinoso
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worked for said he was discovered with two gunshot wounds. he had recently fled to the coastal state because he felt that his life was under threat special forces in peru say they rescued 15 people used as slaves by the rebel group shining path. some were children. earlier this week another operation rescued 39 people from a rebel camp where children are forced to work and become fighters. they have not shown a threat but is active in cocaine production. >> firefighters in the u.s. are struggling to contain two fast-moving wildfires spreading across northern california. they burnt through 9,000 hectares of bush much dozens of homes have been destroyed, hundreds had to leave the area. only 5% of the fire is
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contained. one of the firefighters has been killed. activists have begun a 40 day march from america's deep south to washington d.c. to highlight racial inequality. >> [ singing ] the journey for justice began in selma alabama, the scene of a violent crackdown on civil rights protesters. organizers are hoping to attract thousands along the way. >> from selma, the march will continue across south and north carolina and virgin and ends with a rally in washington d.c. on 16 september. andy gallagher reports on why the starting point for this march is so significantly. >> reporter: in the history of
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civil rights, few places are iconic as this bridge. here, a few hundred foot soldiers, led by dr martin luther king junior marched with voting rights and were met by clubs in tear gas. that day became known as bloody sunday. it led to the voitng act in 1065 giving african-americans having the power to cast ballots. >> your vote matters, as we visit to selma, and understand how the people fought hard. >> today selma remains as a living testament to the monumental achievements. many feel the battles are far from over. >> it's painful to realise racism is still alive, and so many people spend time trying to keep people of colour from voting, strategies that they are doing to make it happen. it is disheartening. >> reporter: this man was a student when he marched with dr king in 1965.
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the latest march to washington, he says, will raise awareness of a wide range of issues. >> not only voting rights, but equal jobs, in equal education, in all - all across the field. that is why this march is so necessary. 50 years afterwards. the organizers behind the journey for justice are bringing civil rights into sharp focus, making sure the sacrifices and achievements here were not for nothing. 50 years ago the protesters helped to bring about a widely considered piece of legislation history. now legislation seen as targetting minorities and votes are emerging as a new battle ground. >> we have a modern day slavery that wants to treat us in many ways the same way. that's not what i thought would be happening. not in 2014/'15, '16 or '17. >> reporter: the civil rights era is one of the most important chapters in u.s. history.
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the next generation there'll be battles to win let's hear from jason johnson, a political science professor at a college in atlanta, and he says the march to washington will highlight important issues to everyone in america. >> the 50 year anniversary of the civil rights act of 1955 is on august 6th. the ideas that they'll start marching, they'll bring attention back to the issues that were presented by that civil rights act. voting rights, vehicle protection. housing rights. issues of police brutality the kinds of concerns that america had specifically african-american had 50 years ago resonating today, except on social media and 24-hour television. they'll stop in northern, southern carolina, having sessions and workshops on how to improve voter education,
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how we can improve access to health care. access to simple rights of where people can go to school and buy housing. i think they are concerns that all americans have. it's been evident from what i have seen in the crowd, that you have people of all races and religions. freedom and equal access to everything america has available is something all americans should be concerned with even if they have suffered the worse. c it's been 100 days since an earthquake defr tated nepal -- devastated nepal. at the time we met resh ma who lost her mother and i brother when a building collapse the. she has received help to go to school in another village. we travel there to see how she and the rest of her family is coping. >> reporter: this is 11-year-old resh ma's routine. getting her hair and clothes ready for school with the help
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of her husband. this is not resh ma's home. after the earthquake in april she stood with her grandparents and other relatives, waiting for her mother and i brother to be dug out of their building. a chinese rescue team found their bodies. their death devastated the family her father inconsolable at times, took to drinking alcohol. resh ma was left motherless without a home for school. al jazeera told the story and offered to sponsor her education. now she leaves with her relatives and goes to school an hour away from her village and away from the scene of so much tragedy. after the morning assembly she goes to her new class.
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sitting with her new classmates she adjusted quickly to new surroundings and life. >> sometimes she misses her family. that's the main thing. >> reporter: resh ma and her family know this is better. being here gives her a chance many others don't have an escape from the devastation the earthquake did to her family and home. if she was back there life would be different right now. these are the ruins of her house, not far from her old school, which is condemned. her family lives her, in this makeshift hut made of sheet metal donated bit the government and held up by wood from their own home. outside resh ma's father sits contemplating what to do next. he's received help for his drinking problem, but needs more help to reinstruct his home. until then this is what the family calls home cramped with
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dirt floors and necessities - at least it keeps the rain out. the walls are strewn with memories of happiest times. they were happy that it's away from all this. >> translation: she visits occasionally and makes me laugh. >> one has to move on. i feel my son should remarry, since my grand-daughter is away at school. i can't help crying all the time. >> on another morning, lasts-minute homework is accompanied by a last visit from her father. it left their family with an uncertain future. a future that at least now looks a little brighter all right. still to come on the newshour - reaction from the world's
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anti-doping agency as new allegations suggest that drug taking in athletics could be far more widespread. gerard here with the details in a moment -- jo will be here with all the details in a moment. moment.
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hello again, time for sport with jo. >> thank you. the world anti-doping agency is disturbed that one-third of olympic medals won by track and field athletes over a decade could be tainted by drugs. those are the findings of an investigation by british and german media who obtained blood test results from the i.a.a.f.
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database leaked by a whistleblower with access to files at the international association of athletics federation. broadcasters ard and the "sunday times" newspaper obtained the results from 12,000 blood tests from 5,000 athletes. specialists analysed the results, finding 800 had blood values considered suspicious, under world doping agency standards. 146 medals, including 55 golds at the olympic and world championships between 2001 and 2012 were won by athletes with suspicious test results. none have been stripped of their medals. the president is alarmed by the allegationless. >> we have issued a statement which says we are concerned at the allegations and will refer them promptly to the independent commission. from a wider point of view the anti-doping movement is based on
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a presumption of innocence. these are wild allegations, we'll have to check them out. i'm surprised at the numbers that seem to come from the i.a.a.f. i'm equally sure that they'll want to look closely at this to see if they can determine the source. >> well former pole vault olympic and world champion sergay booub car is running for i.a.a.f. president and says the body must show into tolerance to dopers. >> my position is zero tolerance for doping. we must protect the clean athletes. what we should do and how we'll act for the future improve regulations, i always very very feel for this position. michelle is the founder of sporting integrity and the former director of ethics and anti-doping at u.k. sports. she i suppose us live. if -- she joins us live. if these results were not made
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public is it an i.a.a.f. cover up. >> i don't think so. what we do know is it's athlete personal data and the manner of it coming into the domain should concern every athlete knowing that their data is stored across the world. the important thing is if there are data that needed to be dealt with in some way through the results management process, that is something that needs to be looked pat carefully. honestly a suspicious sample does not mean an anti-doping rule violation. >> isn't it right that the i.a.a.f. operate independently, and if so why is that the case? >> well they don't. we all work the whole idea of the world anti-doping agency is the partnership with sport and
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government and collect samples and uploads data on to the database and, in actual fact the anti-doping agency provides. we know that it could have been available, but we know that from 2009 we had the proper regulations in order to be able to identify the athlete biological passport rules and be able to take forward sanctions against athletes whose biological passport was not just suspicious but gave evidence of doping. >> tell you wills about the biologic am transport policy. these tests are from 2001 to 2012. do you think the ioof cracked this problem and we are not likely to see any more suspicious tests. >> it's not a matter of there not being suspicious tests. the biological passport means we have to collect over a period of
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time samples from athletes be it blood or you're in mainly blood, gives you the blood values that you want. epo or growth hormone, it will be quite a good measure for steroids and other prohibitive substances but what we know is the i.a.a.f., themselves instigated tested all athletes taking part in the world champion to give a baseline for this. they would go on collecting samples over periods of times to see if there were outliers people that don't fall within a normal range. that has not come here to an agreement easily. there has been a lot of debate whether or not we have the right values, it's important that the rules are sound to take forward a violation on an athlete, because that's a serious accusation founder of sporting
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integrity, thank you for speaking to us. with over a year to go the test event for the 2016 summer olympic and paralympic games is held in rio de janeiro. five categories already there in the para triathlon with a visiting task force with the international committee. daniel schweimler reports. >> reporter: and they're off. disabled athletes leaping into the atlantic ocean, rio de janeiro's copacabana beach. the first leg of the triathlon and the first test event ahead of next year's games. the organizers are under pressure to get it right. >> of course, we have to do some adjustments in our operation. this is what test event stands for - for test. we are learning a lot, and these will be a force applied for the olympics and the olympic games. >> the para triathlon for five
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categories of disabled athletes, using prosthetics and wheelchairs is one of the most complex. you could say the countdown to the summer olympic games has begun. this, the para triathlon event at the copacabana beach. a rehearsal for all concerned, the athletes and the organizers, but has a competitive edge as places are at stake for next year's games. >> there has been criticism that the water used for the outdoor swimming, rowing and yachting is polluting, something inspectors and the committee will look at. importantly, what do the athletes think? >> it was fantastic, it was smooth, fast, warm. all these things. i can't wait to come book next year. >> reporter: he won gold, of course he's happy. the local people, those that could be dragged from the sunbathing on the copacabana beach, showed enthusiasm.
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and a taste of next year's olympic games, and they'll have to get used to being the focus of world attention. south sudan's athletes will be able to compete under the flag for the first time at rio next year. the international olympic committee voted to give them olympic recognise admission at their summit in kuala lumpur. it's the newest splitting from sudan, gaining independence in 2011, but faced civil war for the past two years. in 2012 south sudan marathon runner came to the games but completed under the olympic flag as an independent athlete. the country reached the criteria by forming at least five sporting federations approved by international bodies. distance running has traditionally been south sudan's best sport and are expected to
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send a small team to rio next year. >> the secretary-general of south sudan olympic committee told al jazeera that the i.o.c.'s decision can help to build unity in his nation. >> instead of building war, we have to build for sport. we have to use the tools of war as a tool of sport. we don't have any infrastructure sporting infrastructure in south sudan. if we can build within the coming year then it will be a great achievement for south sudan, and south sudan. they have never had peace for the last 50 years. it's so important to use our talents and play and they should be happy like other nations. so it's very important for us for building peace, as i said before for building unity
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south african politician and businessman is considering running for f.i.f.a. president. his spokesman confirmed that to al jazeera. he is respected within f.i.f.a. having independently worked on projects for the organization over the past few years. he spent 13 years as a political prisoner on robin island alongside nelson manned emma. >> he has been asked to put himself forward, confirmed candidates include the u.e.f.a. president wolfsburg upstaged bayern munich to win the super cup for the first time history. the clash between the german league and the cup champions wint to extra times after they levelled the match 1-1 after 8 or 9 minutes. penalties were required to decide the game. there was a miss for bayern but niklas made no mistake. the new bundislega season starts
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in two weeks time. >> tiger woods's return to form has been short lived. he put himself three shots off the pace after the second round of the pga event in virginia but crashed out with a 3-over-par 74 and is nine strokes behind the leader troy merrett that's all the sport for now. >> thank you. take a look at this. you'll enjoy this. here is how you create a flower in the sky. 164 skydivers built, if you can call it that the largest ever vertical formation, a giant flower over the u.s. state of illinois. and they did it while falling at speeds of more than 350 k/hr. sky divers held the flower formation for several seconds before breaking away deploying their parachutes and landing safely. they broke the record. good for them.
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that's it for the newshour. i'll see you for more news in a couple of moments. moments.
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protists in south-eastern turkey against government air tricks on the p.k.k. hello, i'm adrian finegan, this is al jazeera live from doha. also on the programme - fighting for drol of yemen's main port. another night, another try for migrants to get to britain from their camp in france. and a report finds that a third of medals won by athletes over a decade could be tainted by drugs.


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