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announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour. here from doha - coming up, tensions rise. one of the world's heavily militarized borders - north and south korea exchange fire britain sends police to calais to protect its borders, while the rest of the europe grapples with the biggest refugee crisis since the world war ii wildfires racing across western u.s. state kill three
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firefighters i'm here with the sport - including i can't save athletics on my own. usain bolt is saddened by the dopiining allegations surroundi his sport as he prepares for the world dopi championships in be worrying developments in korea. south korea fired shells into north korea, a calculated response to a rocket attacks by pyongyang. let's go to harry fawcett, live in south korea's capital soil. what is going on here. >> nationality defense says there was an object detected by a tracer system, appearing to be a nooe job rocks et aimed from the north to the south.
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north korea threatened to destroy seen propaganda lou speakers transmitting anti-north korean rhetoric into north korea since monday before last. in response, dozens of 155 military shells were sent to the source of the supposed rocket attack, and no damage was done to the loud speaker system on the southern side of the demarcation line. all of this was set running, really, by the land mine explosion that took place on august 4th on the southern side of the line in which two south korean soldiers were injured. south korea said it would retaliate, began the loud speaker process, and north korea threatened to destroy the loud speakers. this parse to be an attempt to do just that. >> what next. what is the government doing,
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apart from the retaliatory attacks? >> well, the national security council here in south korea have been meeting ahead of the nsc, a defence minister, and the south korean president park geun-hye. so far we have heard nothing back from the north koreans since this began. there was a similar exchange, one involving anti-aircraft fire in october last year, because south korean activists, anti-north korean activists launched balloons carrying propaganda leaflets across the border, the north koreans threatening no shoot those down, they did try that and some bulletslanded on the southern side of the border. there was a response in kind. it died down after that, and perhaps it do be expect that it will again. we rely on both sides making the
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right sorts of calculations. there's the risk of escalation, and we wait for any further sporns from the north korean side to all of in. >> thank you harry fawcett thailand call on interpol to help it find the main suspect in the bangkok bombing. the man seen on the c c.t.v. footage before the plast is believed to be a foreigner. police are looking for two others standing in front of him at the shrine where 20 were killed. authorities say it's unlikely an international terror group was responsible. meanwhile relatives have been claiming the remains of their loved ones from a forensic institute in the city. >> now, british police mr be to the french port of calais to strengthen security.
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home secretary teresa may is visiting the port where thousands of refugees are living in makeshift camp. the british say they are economic refugees wanting to enter illegally. europe is surveying the biggest crisis, and germany expects to receive a record 800,000 asylum seekers, more than the entire european union combined total in 2014, and a huge leap from last year, when germany took it over 2,000 refugees. despite being smaller, sweden was next, giving home to 80,000 people. britain has been less generous, taking in over 30,000 refugees, and that increased security at calais is an session of how political the debate is about how to keep people out. here is a statistic that will
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surprise you of. of all the people that arrived in greece. fewer than 10,000 people wanted to stay. julie macdonald is live in london. julie, a difference in language here. david cameron saying that it's - they are economic migrants. how much pressure is he under to keep britain's borders closed? >> it's an interesting question. he's under a lot of pressure. there's a rather toxic national conversation going on at the moment in the u.k. i don't think the u.k. is alone in the conversation. for the british policy makers, the problem is negotiating between economic migrants and asylum seekers and refugees. that's what the government is grappling with. there's a feeling in the u.k. that the conversation is split. it's quite a conversation to have. some people believe that we should take in more asylum seekers than refugees.
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others are here for economic reasons, that's the backdrop. the deal that is discussed today in calais is really very targeted. the french had a stave off across the channel. trying to look at the other country and saying "you're to blame for the loss of law and order." they have decided to work together, and it's abouters disrupting -- it's about disrupting the people smuggling record. there's a raft of measures within the deal that are being signed. they are practical and sharing intelligence. there'll be british police officer on french soil, and they'll collaborate together to disrupt the networks. we are going to see things like extra french policing units. doing a look at the tunnel and security and looking at extra sfensing. c c.t. -- fencing. c c.t.v., practical things, having more looking at sniffer
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dogs, those sorts of things. they sound practical measures to keep people out. and one of the big problems that david cameron has is that he has to appeal to the different stakeholders in this toxic national conversation that is going on. >> we'll watch how this develops. thank you francesca, the researcher and advisor on refugees rights for amnesty international, and joins us via skype from london. thank you very much for joining us here on al jazeera. quickly, the general non chancellor angela merkel said that the number of migrants and refugees arriving on european stores can be a bigger issue for the e.u. than the recent and counter greek debt crisis. do you agree with us? >> well, it has been a big issue for some time now. there are very different positions along the european
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union countries on how to deal with the issue, and during the past few years, the countries are on the 1,000 border of europe, greece as well, have been complaining, because they receive, of course, the biggest numbers of asylum seekers coming from the iranians. there are countries that have a bigger influx than other countries, yes. >> who is that to blame. obviously the migrants want to go to the countries, they are not choosing to go to other countries. germany receives 39.6%. it's not germany's fault, is it? >> the problem is that the european union, and as organised now, has ruled that once the asylum seekers has to apply for asylum in the country where they first arrived, with the european union.
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if they arrive in italy, for example, they have to flyfor asylum in italy, even if they want to go to germany because they have connections or community links in germany. so the system as it is now is not working. the responsibility for dealing with asylum seekers application is not shared equally among european union states, and that is a problem. >> so if that law is not working, that is the legal law, they should apply for asylum status where they land. how can that be changed? i mean, why are they not wanting to stay in italy, in greece for example? what is the rule - send them back there? >> the rule at the moment - it's not possible to send asylum seekers to greece, because the continues are dyer. it is possible to send them to
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italy, for example. the rule needs to be changed. there has been... >> to what, how do you change the rule. what would you like it changed to to make this work. a lot of people are saying it needs to be changed. what do you want it changed to? >> well, there should be recognition, for example, of asylum seekers having family ties to other countries, something that already exists in the current rules, but it's applied sparcely and inconsistently, so the idea that an asylum seekers is entitled to reach a country where, for example, his family are, so they are entitled to seek asylum in that country. that is something if applied strongly would help the current situation, in the longer term, than a better distribution of asylum seekers among the countries is necessary. there has been steps already
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that have been decided at the european union level. but they are initial steps, with small numbers and a little bit of a project, and more needs to be done we'll leave it there for now. thank you very much. >> thank you now, policeman in tunisia have been shot dead outside the coastal resort of zeus. two men on a motorcycle, one died on the way to hospital. the others were unharmed. in june people were killed in suez when a gunman opened fire on a beach. >> an egyptian group which says it's aligned with the islamic state of iraq and levant is claiming responsibility for a bomb blast. egypt's interior ministry says at least 27 police men were injured in an attack on a state security building in cairo. we have more. >> reporter: the blast came in the middle of the night in a
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small suburb in cairo, an explosion so powerful witnesses said it was heard and felt far beyond the district where it was planted. >> translation: we were waiting at the traffic lights, cars around us from all directions. as it changed, the explosion happened. all i saw was the flames. and the noise and things flying off the cars. we had people in the car, this is the car, as you can see. >> reporter: a group going by the name of sinai province, which aligned itself with i.s.i.l., the islamic state of iraq and levant, is reportedly claiming responsibility. most recently it said it was behind a car bomb attack in july. targetting the italian consulate in cairo, which killed a passerby. a week ago it said it had abducted and beheaded an engineer from croatia. sinai province is prominent among a number of groups. all cited anger at the
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increasing strong-armed tactics used by egypt's police and army, and the crackdown on dissent following the removal of former president mursi more than two years ago. egypt's resolution began with protests against police brutality. the latest bomb attack coming days after president abdul fatah al-sisi ratified a law further expanding police powers lots more ahead on the al jazeera newshour - including spilling over. russia under pressure to clean up its act as oil stains the landscape there are no artistic limits, only financial ones. why performers at the edinburgh film festival break the bank to get a clans at aide. plus... >> i'm in the gaza strip, where a shortage of open space led to sport played in unusual places.
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burundi's president noours has -- pierre nkurunziza has been sworn in for a controversial third term. it came as a surprise as it was scheduled for next week the the decision to run for a third term in april triggered weeks of violent protests. catherine wambua-soi is live in nairobi. the deadline was 26 august. why the rush for this? >> people are saying it's because of the security situation. it's very tense in burundi night now. people are very afraid, saying that they are being intimidated by security forces. there has been a string of assassinations and assassination attempts in the country, on the second of this month. a close confidante of president
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pierre nkurunziza, the former head of intelligence was killed in a rocket attack. rocket propelled grenade attack. we know that a prominent human rights campaigner, publicly against president pierre nkurunziza was shot and critically injured. there has been other assassination and attempts as well, and in between there's a lot of grenade attacks, and like i said, people saying that the government is intimated. a lot of fear, a lot of essential there in burundi, and perhaps that's why the president or the government thought to make this abrupt announcement to swearing the president today. what normally happens is that an expiry - what normally happens, i beg your pardon, is that this date is renounced well in
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advance. the date is gazetted as well. so people know when the swearing in is going to be well in advance. this did not happen this time. head of state and other dignitaries said it did not happen. i take you back to the swearing in. it just concluded. the president has been sworn in by the presidents of the constitutional courts, and it was witnessed by members of parliament and the constitution. after the swearing in he made sa speech, and he said that people have elected for practically in a peaceful way, calling on the opposition to embrace unity. he asked the refugees to come back to the countries. like i said, it is a critical stage right now. it's very tense right now catherine wambua-soi in nairobi.
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thank you very much south sudan's president salva kiir has reassured the u.s. that he has every intention of signing a peace deal to end the civil war. he refused to sign the agreement on monday, saying he needed more time. the u.s. has asked the u.n. security council to impose an arms embargo and more sanctions against the country if there isn't a deal now, for one tribe in kenya, it's been their home for centuries, now a forest on the border has become a hide out with al-shabab, an arm group at war. this report on how fighting is uprooting tribe all communities. >> reporter: nestled between the indian ocean and the border with somali. this is bonny forest. it's a hideout for al-shabab fighters. the presence had devastating
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consequences for a poor community, the bonny tribesman. >> translation: the forest is our mother. for generations we depended on it for food and medicines, there's a reason we share a name with the forest. we can't live without it. >> at the bonny village, there's no road, running water and shocks. -- shops, with no link to health care, the ranks have dwindled, and the tribe is on the verge of extinction. for centuries, they have preserved their way of life. living on wild fruit, berries, there is honey and game meat. there is honey and game meat.c all that is now threatened by the presence of al-shabab militias in the forest. and the kenya's forces fighting them. this man does not remember the last time he went to the forest. he's forced to set up beehives in the village.
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>> translation: i'd say for my security, not to go to the forest. the military beat up everyone. they find the forest. they are hosting a number of people displaced from neighbouring settlements affected by the fighting. this is one of them. >> there was fierce fighting between al-shabab and the army, in the middle of our village. there was a heavy exchange of gun fire. some of the houses were burnt down. >> to bring the government attention to the numerous problems, representatives of the community brought their case to the county government. the elected leader sent a passionate plea on their behalf. we need security and title deeds for our land. the first ever land titles held by anyone from the community, he
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says. in the united states, wildfires raging across western states have killed three firefighters. the trio were working to contain a fire threatening in the town of twist. four others were injured as their vehicle as overcome by flames fast-moving blazes scorched 400,000 acres, from montreal to oregon. and caused the evacuees of towns in washington state all the way to california. strong winds and a drought combined with high temperatures to make it destructive. >> i've been watching the fire from this hopscotching these ridges, and working towards the house. that's why i came up here to grab stuff in case it came all the way over the top
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the military has been mobilized to manage the fires. some soldiers flew in to reach errors inactionable by foot. others have been given special training. 29,000 firefighters are involved in the operation across the region we don't need any more structures burning. basically we come out to do it. the locals, keep them from their building, houses catching fire, and trying to make sure we keep the fire under coil as much as we can we'll catch up with the weather. we'll stay with the hot and try theme. where to this time. >> wildfires less of a problem. people in tents, displaced were a harsh target. the opposites of summer, equal but a different problem here. it's the heat in the bekaa valley. if you live in a tent, a few degrees above the average, it's
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hard to bear. most don't have airconditioning, some have fans, just the lucky ones. it seems outrageous on the face of it. 4 degrees in beqaa. it should be around the 30 mark. in damascus, across the mountains, 42. iraq and kuwait are the hoties, 51 here. that is pretty high. the killer is not so much the temperature as the humidity. this is 29, but it's hot. it's bearable. you could lose heat even though it is extremely hot. >> forecast rice, it's iraq and kuwait, talking about high temperatures, 46-43. with low humidity sh it's bearable. come down to doha, 44 degrees. not extreme, but you add the humidity on to that, it's
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unpleasant. it's hot, but dry air. 7%, more bearable. >> thank you very much russia has the worst record for spills and leaks among oil-producing nations. most happen in areas where there's few people to notice. recently, a big heat hit a residential area. rory challands has been there to find out how the clean-up operation is coming along. >> reporter: as any detective will tell you, the work is far from glamorous. there's no detective in the true sense, this is an environmental activist for green piece. she's on the hunt for evidence and found it. the cover up investigated has not been thorough. >> the company brings the amount of fresh sand and soil and discovers the entire oil field under the layer of fresh soil. >> on june 23rd, an unknown
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amount of oil birss into the river, and a slick spread out. they announced they spilt 450 kilos of oil. they see all of it, on the bank of the small part of the river. we see 450 kilos cannot pollute such a great - such a big area. >> of the oil spread across the landscape. they posted pictures of black water gushing from their taps, and animals posted in crude. a month and a half later they are tallying up the damage. >> we lost everything that was here. potatos, carrots, onions, we were promised that they would replace the 10i8? a. what about the food. we don't know how bad the bill is, compared to other spills,
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the data is not published. not the amount of oil that leaked nor the plans polluted. the only data we have is a number of pipeline ruptures. 12,000 in 2013, an average of 32 every day. >> russia's environmental watchdog moved to vet the leak, and several executives at the local subsidiary have lost their dogs. the problem is russia's ageing oil infrastructure. modernizing it is costly. every year millions of tops of crude is spilt, largely unpunished. fines, if they are given, are small. >> translation: the scale of this incident was blown out of all proportions which as we know pursue claims unrelated to ecology, because they make business out of it. they play on human emotion, all
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companies have to deal with it because they are considered to be rich they say the clean-up goes on, but the diggers removing floating booms were the only effort we can see, and the story of the oil spill and written over the landscape in black ink that's a fascinating story. two polish men say they found a train full of nazi gold. but they will only hand it over if they are guaranteed a 10% finders fee. there has been rumours about an abandoned train carriage, crowned with treasure in poland since the end of world war ii. the valuables stolen from jews during the war, and sent back to germany the largest annual arts festival in the world is taking place in edinburgh.
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performers from 39 countries converged on the capital, with 3,000 shows scheduled over 25 days. we go to the heart of the creative action edinburgh is engulfed with performances, using every nook and cranny of the city and every stunt to showcase the talent. there's no rules or artistic limits. the festival is open to anyone with a story to tell, making it a unique environment. >> good morning, reservations, thanks for holding. >> this man is making it big as a comedian on tv, but he keeps coming back. >> damn, how are you? >> it attracts everyone, huge-name comics and brand new people waiting to be discovered. >> reporter: he started out playing to empty seats, but now sells hundreds of tickets a night. >> i was discovered here. i won the bbc new comedian award in '96, met tv and radio
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producers. and importantly, edinburgh is where i get good at what i do. you have to push yourself. >> here in edinburgh the competition is brutal. over 3,000 shows trying to attract the same audience, it's about how many flyers they can get out, or how many posters they can stick up around the city. amy is making her stand up debut at the festival in a tiny venue with a lukewarm crowd. >> my dad's catchphrase if you have not lived until you find yourself in a field that is on fire. [ laughs ] >> which is inappropriate. >> reporter: she has to be in edinburgh to get noticed, but will come away out of pocket. >> i will lose a few grand but have a good edinburgh. crazy. everywhere makes money, apart in the artist.
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>> reporter: money is not the maybe objective, artists are here to hone a craft and hopefully find an agent. >> people that perform here will end up touring internationally, on television or in films made by a hollywood producer. >> reporter: the next big thing could be found on a laundrette, church or even on a bus. just some of the spaces transforming into stages. with costs, artists know performing here may break the bank, but not their spirit it was once declared biologically dead. london's river thames is coming back to life. 10 years of public sightings show 3,000 marine mammals live there. seals were the most common animals scene, and according to conservationists they are becoming frequent. >> the yest tuary is fantastic. it has a host of intertidal sand
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banks, different levels of water which is important for fish to spawn and breathe. with the species and other invertebrates. that is bringing in top creditors. >> more coming up on the programme, including no protection from pesticides. farmers in bangladesh risking their health without realising it. >> we take you to an island in the indian ocean, where the natural beauty is forcing chaining on the people that live there and why this player is still waiting for a broper apology from tennis's bad boy - that coming up in sport. sclz
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you're watching the al jazeera newshour. the top stories, south korea fired artillery shells across the border into north korea. a calculated response to a rocket attack by pyongyang. british police will deploy to the french port of calais to strengthen security. part of an agreement between britain and france. the british home secretary is visiting a port where thousands of refugees are living in makeshift champs. >> in the united states, wildfires raging across western states killed three firefighters. fast-moving blazes governed more than 400,000 hectares, stretching from the state of montreal to idaho, and oregon
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okay. to yemen. where four people have been killed following a bomb attack on the governor's temporary headquarters in the southern city of aden, this is the first attack since pro-government forces took control of the city, from houthi rebels last month. let's speak to the deputy editor of the newspaper there, joining us via skype. thank you for joining us here on al jazeera. this attack on aden, there has been hopes that some of the government representatives would be able to return soon. this is not good news, is it? >> it certainly isn't. the attack happened around 11:15 today at the temporary building for the governor's office. the - it sets a town for security in aden. everybody is scrambling to
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clean-up their act in the city, and establish a police force. but they haven't been successful so far. they are recruiting, and it's a long time to stability. >> how do you recruit on the ground when there are three very different groups competing for power, and are ultimately adding to the instability, how do you even start that process? >> well, they have announced the recruitment is open for anyone from aden to apply for the police force. it hasn't been successful so far. especially the past week, we have seen political infighting, if you would, over appointments to different government facets in aden. especially the terminal.
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which was how an appointment was made by the minister of transport. annulled by the president. yes, we do have infighting that adds to the instability. in the meebility. that arab led coalition continues air strikes further north. >> that's a different story now, now the southern resistance is refusing to go upwards of the 1990 borders. they are refusing to go into the northern areas. describes by tribes that are ter forrial. resisting come into force. it will be a different story, and a longer protracted fight to get sanaa back, for example. i do believe that the coalition has a herbing u lean task going into sanaa.
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>> thank you very much for joining us here on al jazeera. thank you. >> you're welcome. >> turkey's high election board has proposed new parliamentary elections be held in november, four months after the last vote. in june, the ruling a.k. party lost the parliamentary majority. since then, the prime minister has failed to form a coalition government mexico's president peno nieto approachizes to do a better job of protecting reporters and human rights activists. it's the first time he spoke publicly. rooub in and four women were found dead in an apartment in the capital. the murder sparking protests across the city. >> translation: with the relevant case of multiple homicides, without a doubt prosecutors are committed to strengthen efforts and give
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opportunity and proper attention to investigations and arrest of those responsible. attack, murteder against journalist and human right defense. >> reporter: the murder of the photo journalist sought shelter in mexico city, saying he was threatened in the eastern state. john holman reports on growing threats to journalists' safety. >> reporter: every day this man faces a dilemma - how much of what he sees can he prorp. 14 journalists have been killed. >> translation: freedom of expression is a simulation, is exists only when it doesn't affect the interests of the powerful businessmen, politicians and organised crimes. journalists today know what we want. if we do, we end up dead.
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>> reporter: those that challenge the government are punished. the town mayor is wanted by police on suspicion of his murder. his son will not give up. he's taken over the local newspaper that he used to run. >> i realized they didn't want to kill a person, they wanted to kill a voice. they wanted to hide what was happening. what we are trying to do is tell them you can't kill him, but we won't shut up. >> it's not just sarah cruise, but in many areas of mexico, journalists that don't write what they are told face consequences. >> reporter: many saw here, mexico city, as a safe haven. it was shattered when rubin, who sought sang toury in the capital was tortured and killed with four others on a flat in this
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very street. >> political cartoonist knew spinota and came to the city seeking refuge. >> now i'm thinking of leaving the country. i don't think anywhere in mexico is safe. ruben's death is a threat. >> reporter: journalists say a $20 million programme to protect them is inefficient and distrust worthy. the majority of reporter killings have gone unsolved. which is why israel is joining with others on the streets of sarah cruise, despite the danger, to demand freedom of speech and justice. in bolivia, police fought with protesters, demonstrating against oil exploration, security forces sprayed members of the community. demonstrators say they have not been consulted about the project, and worry their land
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and water would be contaminated. the government announced development in half of the country's 22 national parks. >> brazil is due to release new unemployment figures. and they are expected to make grim reading for the president. the approval rating is at a low, with the economy on the brink of possession, and corruption scandals tainting the government. we have this report from outside sao paulo, where a former boom town is feeling the pinch. >> reporter: it's a family business that manufactures electric switches, plus and other products sold in brazil and around the region. it grew over the years as brazil's economy flourished and is feeling the pinch as the country faced the worst recession in decades. they were forced to reduce production by 15%.
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>> translation: we made adjustments, and saved things as much as we could. it's hard when we fire someone. you know their family, where they live. in brazil we have close relationships. >> reporter: the factories in san bernardo, a city that had attracted factories. the city grew around the industry, which is one of the worst hit by the crisis. it had a ripple effect, putting the unemployment rate here at double the national average. >> thousands of people lost their jobs over the past few months, 2,800 in july alone. this man worked as a welder since he was 15, at one of the biggest car plans in the city. he's 29 years old and jobless. the cause of government policies, some companies that make spare parts are closed.
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if things go that way, it's like detroit. they were hoping to recover a job between an agreement with his union and economy. next month they lose all benefits, in the meantime he studies to become a teacher. the real problem is else where. >> brazil needs to be more transparent and show the rules of the game to investors. otherwise no one will come here. the government needs to act quickly. especially as some sectors are suffering more than others. >> the political crisis reduced confidence. and with a scandal of epic proportions, confidence is more elusive than ever. treasure hunters in the united states discovered 4,500 million of rare spanish coins. the value off the coast of
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florida, 300 years to the day since ships laden with gold sank. the fleet delivered the coins from cuba to the king of spain. >> in bangladesh, pesticide overkill is not just a problem for the environment. it's dangerous for the farmers using it. many admit to not using protective gear when spraying the chemicals. we have this report now, from balcatta. >> once a week that man goes into his field to spray sthis crops. -- his crops. he uses no protective equipment - no masks, gloves or choose. he steps on the poison bare foot, but doesn't think it's a bad idea. >> of course i don't wear shoes or whatever. it would ruin my crops when i stem on them it doesn't work at all. they don't think there's dangers associated with the way they use
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pesticides. most farmers get their information from the chemicals from those ta rarely use the pesticides themselves. >> if you follow the rules, you won't have side affects. you need to avoid pesticides sprayed into the wind. >> the world bank says many report health systems associated with acute pesticide poisoning. >> the air is cleaner than in the cities, yet many farmers develop breathing problems. we have this list of 10 farmers in this neighbourhood who are suffering from respiratory illnesses that are possibly linked to pesticide exposure. >> reporter: this man cannot walk. his breathing is heavy and loud, and he poises between sentences.
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>> translation: it's because of pesticides. i used to spray a gas to use insects. inhaled that a lot. >> the illness is so bad that he's had to give up work. he would take the information, some farmers are gambling away their future without realising it. >> reporter: next on the newshour, back on the court. women basketballers are making a return. that's coming up in the sport with jo. th jo.
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. >> now to an island of spectacular natural beauty, a long way from anywhere, in the i don't suggest. reunion is east of madagascar. 40% of the yild is u.n.e.s.c.o. world heritage site and has been turned into a national park. farmers who live in the park are forced to change their way of life. >> reporter: three generations of this man's family farmed the land high in the misty mountains of reunion. the unique beauty is recognised as a u.n.e.s.c.o. world heritage site. five years after becoming a u.n.e.s.c.o. park, they say the problems have not been solved. >> translation: which live in the park. there's some pollution from hunting and rubbish. we are helpless to stop it. we thought the park would change it, but nothing has happened.
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>> reporter: they are farming outside the rules, and are suspicious why they have not been certified by the park. >> the risk is that the plaque wants there to be a lodge for the farmers. >> more lodges may be needed to cater for the rise in the numbers attracted by the u.n.e.s.c.o. status. there's plenty to see on the island, from soaring peaks and water falls to rain forests and beaches. the national park president says there needs to be a balance between preserving the beauty and those that live in it. >> the park has a living heart of the hundreds live inside it. it was the people's choice for is to be like that. in every life there's rules. living with u.n.e.s.c.o. means respect between people and nature. >> reporter: the farmer is supposed to keep animals behind fences, not roaming free in the
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forest. they have farmed for 100 years, it's all they know. if they can't find a way to exist in what is a u.n.e.s.c.o. world heritage site. they'll have to change. >> that will happen once gerard's father retires. u.n.e.s.c.o. world heritage site status means the family has a future, not the one yes hoped for. >> let's cap up with the sport. jo is here with us. where first? >> a little athletics. olympics sprint champion usain bolt says he can't save athletics from doping. he was asked about the issue as he prepares for the world championships in beijing on saturday. they spent the last three weeks defending themselves after doping in sport.
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bolt who never failed a blood test is disappointed. >> there's a lot of athletes running clir or run over the years all through their career. it's not just on me. i can't move by myself. i think it's a responsibility of all the athletes taking up on themselves. to save the sport, saying they can go forward. and showing that they have taken jobs over the years. >> key sponsors, as the organization continues to deal with fallout over corruption. companies like coca-cola, visa and mcdonald's were included. several were arrested, investigations are continuing. simon chadwick is a professor in sports, business and marketing at chadwick university, and says
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sponsors have limited sway, but feel an obligation to make their positions known. >> it's a difficult one for sponsors. on the one hand, clearly, they want to make a political stance, an active stance because they need to be concern beside the bottom line, reputations and customers, and being associated with waves, properties like f.i.f.a. where there are properties and scandals. at the same time it's hard to walk away from such deals. if we take coca-cola, or adidas, there's long-standing relationships with f.i.f.a. they have invested huge amounts of money, millions, if not billions of pounds, and if they were to walk away, a competitor would walk in and take their place. they walk a fine line between doing something and nothing. what sponsors are looking towards is to make a statement about their own values, but a
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brand statement, positioning statement which says "yes, we want to do business and be associated with football", but want to do if in a clean and mar ol way. >> the middle east first rooftop football pitch opened in an unlikely location. the then populated territory has few open spaces that can be used to play the sport, leaving football officials to look for playing grounds in unusual locations. we have this report. >> reporter: in the middle of gaza city skyline, a splash of green. this is the middle east's first roof-top football pitch. the unlikely sporting venue opened in june, and has become a popular destination. this is the capital of the league, and they say having an astroturf improved the game. >> translation: i feel so happy
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when i come to training. making such a place in the center of gaza made it easy for us. we get more as players, as a result. >> reporter: this rooftop football pitch is the only one of its kind in the middle east. across the gaza strip, there's very few open spaces for palestinians to play sport in. one year after israel's 50 day bombardment ended in a ceasefire, much of the remains were in ruins. israel maintains tight border restrictions hampered restriction. so far, not a single home has been rebuilt. and public spaces have not been cleared, including football stadiums and other sporting centers, which is why many play sport in the streets or anywhere else. they kick around a football in a lane in front of their home, dodging rubbish and rubble as they try to store.
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this boy played since he was four, and wishes he had a better place to play with his frined. >> our neighbours shout at us, they say we make too much noise when we play football. we don't have the money to do anything else. >> reporter: the idea to build a rooftop football pitch came from palestinian football officials na found funding from the government of qatar. for now, those part of the local leagues are allowed to play here. there are plans to create more public pace spaces for sport. something most gree is needed now, stanislaw wawrinka has not got a proper apology from nick kyrgios, over disrespectful comments made about his girlfriend. the swiss tennis player tried to put the dispute behind him. stanislaw wawrinka won 3-6, 7-6, 6-3 to reach the third round. after the world number four says
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nick kyrgios lost respect from fellow players. >> honestly, a lot of support, a lot much anger in the locker room for what he did. as a player you realise what he did, and what is the consequence for private life, for person involved in that case. it's not just few, but with one sentence he can hurt a lot of people, and i doubt a lot of support in the locker room. a great cricketer, kumar sangakkara given a round of honour. the 37-year-old a prolific scorer, and fifth all-time leading run scorer. india batted first, reaching 258 for four. it's day one of the first ashes test. aussies are 17 without loss. for the first time in two
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decades the city of basra in iraq has its own female basketball team, disbanded during the rick, iran war, and never regrouped. poor training facilities made it difficult for people to play. after four years, the coaches assembled 11 teenagers to play at the super cup. if they win they represent iraq in arab and world tournaments. >> we'll never be like other countries. our society believe women are born for marriage, a place in the kitchen, and are not welcome in the work place. as soon as girls grow up. the families want them to get married. the fact is when players get older, skill and performance improves. >> good stuff. that is all the sport for now, more later. >> stay with us. more coming up on al jazeera. i have a full bulletin of the news coming up.
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don't go away. the case... >> never thought that he would be killed for that. >> that started the push for racial justice. >> that was the first step in the modern civil rights movement. >> could new evidence uncover the truth about that gruesome night? >> i wanted people to hear the true story of till.
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