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snap election in greece. >> translation: i decided to go to the president and submit the resignation of the government. >> prime minister alexis tsipras resigns, but his call for new voting could be a shrewd move to consolidate power targetting al-shabab. >> the u.s. is a principal ally of the somali government battling the violent group is a challenge in a country so
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splintered that its government only controls a small part of it moscow's motives. >> no success in russia's influence zones and immediate neighbourhood georgia's defence minister believes why she believes vladimir putin will not relint in eastern ukraine playing in a war zone. athletes in gaza given a soccer pitch on the roof of a building good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. greece is headed to a parliamentary elections for the second time this year. prime minister alexis tsipras said today he is resigning. he says he has a moral duty to allow the greek people to judge
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his tumultuous time at the polls. the date for the new election is september 20th. his election comes after he and his party are swept into power. when he faced a crisis, he backtracked, and accepted deeper cuts to get a rescue package from foreign lenders. today greece received a third instalment by european creditors, and made a payment to the european central bank. john psaropoulos is in athens with the latest. >> reporter: it takes the greek prime minister less than a minute to walk to the president's office to resign. this move has been considered for week. just as the first of the bailout dollars arrived, the man responsible for negotiating the deal told the greek people that their vote was one agaip needed -- again needed. >> the people's mandate exhausted its limit. you with your vote should
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represent the country. >> reporter: whilst he came to power opposing strict austerity conditions, he has now adapted them. a u-turn too far from many in the ruling syriza power. he's the vic tum of a rebellion, over a tough message worth more than $15 billion in three years. far-reaching pension reforms, and a good many robbing him of his parliamentary majority. the rebels announced they'll split and form a new anti-bailout movement. >> we had to rely on the votes of the opposition to get the bailout deal through. it cannot go on like that forever, and he needs to seek a fresh mandate. trying to portray himself as the guy that got the best deal possible fors greece. it's not a great deal.
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he's looking to the future with optimism. >> he decided to go straight to the nation in an attempt to silence the rebels and renew its mandate. it could work. the rule book has been played well. by triggering two previous elections, he advanced his party's share by 20 points. that helped him take the party that he inherited 7 years ago, 4% of the popular vote to power, with 36% of the vote in january. a familiar political shrewdness is at work. he is popular, and will ask the greek people to elect him before the measures are felt. he'll give backbenchers minimal time to organise, and his message to the nation suggests that he wants a majore to finesse and stand up to creditors more effectively than he did this summer
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dan joins us now from philadelphia, and he teaches european politics at rutgers university. good to have you with us. the greek turmoil continues, did cyprus need to do this to govern, because he lost part of his party, and could have lost a vote of confidence. >> exactly. he lost his majority in parliaments. that was obvious from the vote last week. it was shrewd but necessary. >> how shrewd. as things stand today, has the reconstituted syriza party. is that a big vote getter, allowing him to form government and remain as prime minister. >> that is a likely outcome. he remains - despite austerity, he, himself, remains the popular politician in greece, and people have given him a lot of credit for having stood up for greeks,
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as well as he could, and negotiating with the creditors. i think he's confident that because the opposition is weak and divided, he will come out on top in the election, and come back with a government that is not as divided with this left platform faction of his own party being cast off. >> on the other hand, is he a teflon prime minister. he was elected because of his anti-austerity platform, calling for a referendum where the greeks voted against austerity, and he agreed to tough austerity, and he precipitated the deepening of the greece crisis when he called for a referendum. and that triggered a run on the banks. >> you are right. it's incredible that you could be elected on one platform, you reverse positions and impose greater austerity than greece has been subject to before, and
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agree to that, and yet remain popular. that is precisely what is done. part of that is greeks, whilst frustrated with positions, and were happy to see them putting up a strong fight. they realise in the end if they want to remain in the euro, which a large majority do, that they had to concede to the commands from the creditors. >> alexis tsipras, is he and the new syriza going to be a more sent rift party and he a sent rift politician. >> i think it's the most likely outcome. he'll hang on to the leftist roots and invoke the anti-austerity rhettor i can. if he succeeds returning with a majority after the elections, he'll do that having rid himself of a hard left faction of syriza that was pulling him in that direction, and that will allow
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him to act to the center. >> all that is well and good for alexis tsipras, and syriza, but can the mass, greece's economy, handle the uncertainty of another election? >> well, i think it can, because this - although the news came suddenly, people had expected that he would have to hold an election after he agreed to the bailout terms, it was obvious he was going to, you know, lose the left faction of his own party, and that at some point in the fall he'd need new elections, and i think so long as the elections in september produce a strong viable government, it will be all right, in terms of stability. >> dan of rikers university, thank you, i am sure we'll have you back soon. greece keeps coming up with twists and turns. thanks. >> sure does, thank you a group claiming ties with i.s.i.l. has taken responsibility for an attack on a state security building in
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egypt. the interior ministry says the explosion injured 29 police men. the group, called sinai province, claimed responsibility for beheading a croatian engineer, and for a car bomb attack on the italian consulate in cairo. investigators in thailand say the deadly attack in bangkok was unlikely to be linked to international terrorism, but they have not ruled out anything yet. 10 people were killed at a shrine popular with tourists. the attack may have been a domestic plot with 10 people involved. chinese authorities report dangerous letters of cyanide offshore from tynin, around the port -- teen jin t around the port where there was an ex-close. -- explosion. the level of cyanide in the sea water is 277 times higher than what is acceptability.
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officials declared the drinking water safe. >> it's looking likely that congress will be unable to stop a nuclear deal with iran. house minority leader said democrats have the votes to uphold a presidential veto. libby casey has more from washington. >> house minority leader nancy pelosi says if a vote was held, another would prevent a veetor override. she meat comments to the press saying: it's not the first time the influential democratic leader pledged she had enough votes. last month before congress left for the break, nancy pelosi threw her support behind the deal. >> i'm optimistic about our ability to support the president. congress votes to improve the nuclear agreement. if both bodies vote to disapprove, the president can
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veto, and the fight for the obama administration is to win over democrats to prevent two-thirds of the house and senate to override the veto. 146 supporters or in the senate 34. a growing number are backing the iran deal. most recently, senator clair mccaskill, a sent rift who asked tough questions from the administration and is up for re-election in three years. as the white house makes a head count republicans are expressing fury at a press report saying iran would use its own inspectors. house foreign affairs committee edroits says: -- ed-royce says: the head of the i.a.e.a. pushed back saying: li
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for her part house majority leader nancy pelosi is saying she is agreeing with the agreement. congress returns in two weeks, after labour day, tensions will agrees. increase the nuclear deal is helping to accelerate a thaw in relations between britain and iraq. british foreign secretary philip hammond will visit iran on sunday and will open the british embassy in tehran. the embassy was closed after it was stormed by hardliners, who were protesting sanctions against iran. >> deep into al-shabab strongholds. next - exclusive report from the front lines of the fight with
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the group responsible for violent attacks. >> the u.s. government designated al-shabab as a terrorist organization. we are joined by a cabinet member to discuss the u.s. role in fighting the group. next on al jazeera america
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for centuries, the bonny forest in kenya has been home to an indigenous community, now they are being uprooted by
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al-shabab rebels, who made the vast forest a stronghold to plot attacks inside kenya. in an exclusive we travel to the forest to see how the population is coping. >> reporter: nestled between the indian ocean and kenya's border with somali, this is bonny forest. in recent months it's become a hideout for al-shabab fighters. their presence is had devastating consequences for one of the kenya's poorest communities, the bonny tribesman. >> translation: the forest is our mother, for generations we depended on it for food and medicine. there's a reason we share a name with the forest - we can't live without it. >> reporter: there's no electricity, running water and no access to health. the tribe is on the verge of
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extinction. it's a growing community causing alarm. for centuries the bonny community preserved its way of life, living on wild fruit, honey and game meat. all that is threatened by the presence of al-shabab militias in the forest, and the kenyan defense forces fighting them. this man does not remember the last time he went for the forest. he's forced to set up his beehives in the village. >> i do it for my security, not to go to the forest. i fear being taken or slaughtered by al-shabab. the military also beat up everyone they find in the forest this man is hosting a number of people displaced from neighbouring settlements affected by the fighting. this is one of them. >> translation: there was fierce fighting between al-shabab and the army in the middle of our
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village. there was a heavy exchange of gunfire, and some of the houses were burnt down. >> reporter: to bring the government attention to numerous problems, representatives of the broader community have taken their case to the government. the bonny's elected leader sent a passionate play on their behalf. >> translation: we need security and title deeds for our land, the first ever land titles held by anyone in this community some is a splintered country. in the north, somaliland declared independence, and puntland declares autonomy. it is the center of the country that is of most concern. pro-government forces are in control along the borders of kenya and ethiopia. you can see in the center where
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islamist groups are in control. the u.s. is now taking on a larger military role in the fight against the militia group, particularly in somali. in tonight's in context, michael tells us how the u.s. increased the use of drones on al-shabab strongholds. >> reporter: for almost a quarter century it's been a county in tatters. since 1991, somali had 16 governments, mostly powerless and unable to stop the rise of al-shabab, an affiliate of al qaeda. throughviolence it destabilized not only somali, but the morn of africa -- horn of africa. president obama came to power promising to decrease al-shabab, and using intelligence to fight groups. in a visit to neighbouring kenya, president obama touted his approach. >> as we speak. we are working ethiopia and
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united states and others to further degrade al-shabab's space of operation inside of somali. the president's trip was a reminder that seven years na his presidency, the fight continues to rage. the day after the president spoke, a car bomb attacked a mogadishu hotel, claiming 13. al-shabab lost ground. experts say what is needed is political stability. >> over time that requires legitimacy, and one has a reborn nation. until that happens, we are playing waca moll with al-shabab. >> reporter: the u.s. policy is 2-pronged - defeat al-shabab on the battlefield and promote a government within the areas of somali. u.s. military personnel have been training and equipping
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african union forces. the u.s. has special forces operating inside somali. and there have been air strikes. since 2007 the u.s. has conducted an estimated 15-19 drone strikes inside somali, mostly from the massive air base in nearby djibouti. that along with 8-11 air and crews missile strikes. last month the pace picked up intensity. six strikes hit somali, as the u.s. provides african union peacekeepers support for an ongoing offensive. this year the strikes killed top commanders, including one that played a role in the 2013 attack on the nairobi westgate mall. >> we have successes on the retreat. if you think they are gone, you are wrong. >> the u.s. sent troops to somali in 1992, when a country collapsed at the end of the cold
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war. it was an ill-fated mission. the battle depicted in "black hawk down", ending with the bodies of dead americans dragged through the streets of mogadishu. the u.s. pulled out leading a descent into chaos. al-shabab is pushing back. the two key questions is who fills the void and what is the future u.s. role. >> the u.s. is not alone by any means. there are limits for what the u.s. is prepared to go. i have the impression those limits have been reached. >> a somali government is in place. the prime minister spoke with al jazeera in march and painted an optimistic picture. >> i think the country, and most somali decided to pick up their own pieces. and do it better.
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>> long suffering somali's hope the prime minister is right al-shabab originated as a military wing of the i.c.u., the somali counsel of islamic courts. al-shabab broke away from the i.c.u. after the council was tweeted by ethiopian forces in 2007. since that time al-shabab has been responsible for bombings, and attacks in somali, kenya and uganda. it was declared a foreign terrorist agency, britain, canada and australia and four others followed suit. joining us is somali's minister of planning and international cooperation, and he joins us from istanbul. good to have you with us. in the last month al-shabab lost two strongholds in the south-west and south-east. when you look at a map of
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somali, there are large areas designated as in control by somali groups. how strong is it today? >> it's not as strong as they were three or five years ago. they remain a disruptive force in somali. they remain to be a - kind of the principal enemy of the government and people. they continue to wager asymmetric warfare, and a series of suicide bombings across the country. >> despite the advances made by your government and african union troops, al-shabab has the capability of hitting federica mogherini, we saw an attack on a palace hotel, and we saw terrible attacks in kenya, the mall and college massacres. do you see it as a sign of desperation and strength.
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>> it depends where you look at it from. from our perspective, al-shabab is declining. when you look at what it used to be, when it controlled 60% of the country. today it barely controls six or so per cent of the country. by control, i mean full coil of a large swathe of territory. but they do have a sphere of influence remaining relatively within the country. >> we have seen the visits by secretary of state john kerry, and mogadishu, kenya and ethiopia. are you getting the aid you need from the united states? >> certainly the u.s. remains a principle ally of the somali government, and terms of the fight against violent extremist groups like al-shabab, and somali. the u.s. carried out much of the attacks that led to the killing
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of key al-shabab leaders. including the immediate formal leader. certainly u.s. provides a lot of intelligence as well as air asset support to the peacekeeping mission, and the army. >> the international community abandoned somalia in the 1990s, they were seen as the worst failed state in the world. now, despite the improvements, are you caught in a vicious circle, where you need the economy to yoif to help defeat al-shabab, but for that to happen you need foreign investment and that money will be reluct act to come into -- reluctant to come into somali, if the security situation is precarious. >> we are caught in the middle of what is essentially an abject poverty for our population. 80% of our population is unemployed. 70% under the age of 30. imagine what that means for a
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lot of young people who are lingering around, who can be potential for recruitment for terrorist organizations. the capital investment needed in somali is lacking. but we are taking incremental if slow steps to addressing the fundamental impediments to capital investments, by working with the i.m.f. and the world bank, and other allies in terms of trying to device a development strategy. >> good to have you with us. thank you increasing tension, exchanges of artillery fire across the dmz, and north korea's military has been ordered to be prepared for war. what is driving the new confrontation on the korean peninsula. and a danger of being a
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journalist. and violent and criminals react to stories about them. them.
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welcome back to al jazeera america i'm antonio mora, coming up in this half hour of international news - rocket and artillery fire traded across the
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syrian-israeli border. first a look at the story making headlines across the u.s. australia and new zealand are sending firefighters to help battle blazes raging across five western u.s. states. washington's governor wants president obama to declare an emergency. three firefighters died yesterday, the first of 200 active duty soldiers headed there to help fight the fires. >> the health commissioner declared the legion air's disease over, and they identified an air continuing under -- airconditioning unit as a source of the outbreak. 12 died out of the 100 that came out with the illness. jimmy carter shared details of his melanoma spreading to his liver and brain. at a news conference he said he is hopeful and ready for whatever lies ahead escalating tensions between
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north and south korea led the u.s. and seoul to raise the threat posed by pyongyang to a second-highest level. the two korea's exchanged live fire. north korea's leader put the builtry on alert -- military on alert and the south is on its highest alert as well. harry fawcett is in seoul with more. >> the 48 hour deadline set by north korea for the south to end its propaganda loud-speaker forecasts is ticking down. kim jong un declared a quazi state of war along the border areas. >> in practice, according to the north korean radio broadcast. war commanders will be sent to the front lines to prepare for military action if that 48 hour deadline expires without any action from the south, to dismantle the loud speakers. farms, factories and state, party, organisations are
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discussing how to put themselves on a war footing. the supreme command of a military issued a statement saying the exchange of fire happened on thursday, was, in fact, a totally unprovoked action from the southern side. north korea denying any projectiles into southern territory, in the face of what the south korea's defence ministry said happened. which is first there came two firings from the northern side. all dating back to august the 4th, when there was a land slide blast in the southern side. in which two south korean soldiers were injured. south korea decided to resume propaganda broadcasts. now we have a state of affairs where a deadline was simmering down. in 2013. entire nation as put on a war footing. this is the latest escalation in the rhetoric from north korea in
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response to what happened on thursday. harry fawcett reporting from seoul israel and syria had an exchange of fire in the golan heights, israel responding to a valvo of four rockets fired by syrian forces, using art ill ci and air strikes. it struckers in upper galali and golan in yemen, a person that helped to push houthi rec else out of aden survived an assassination attempt. a bomb went off near his office, four were killed. in south sudan, a journalist was shot to death in a capital city, juba. peter moore was shot twice in the back. a newspaper called it a murder in cold blood. more said a seventh journalist. on sunday, he wasn't threatening
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to kill any reports. mexico is a dangerous country for reporters. the state of ver accuse is deadly. seeing 14 killed in the last five years. many assumed they were safe in mexico's capital. john holman showed us how that changed. >> every day. they face a fresh start. what can he report. 14 of his fellow journalists have already been killed. >> translation: freedom of expression exists only when it doesn't affect businessmen, politicians and organised crime. by law journalists are allowed to say what we want. but if we do, we could end up
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dead. >> reporter: those that challenge the government are punished. the town mare is wanted by place. his son has taken over the newspaper he used to run. >> i realized they did not want to the kill a person, but a voice. >> translation: they were trying to tell him, we can't kill him. >> in many areas of mexico, journalists don't write what they are told. they face violent consequences. for many, the only consequence is to flee. they always saw here, mexico city, it's a safe haven. that sense of security was
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shattered when a photo journalist who taught sank tourry in the capital was tortured and killed with four other people in a flat on this street. >> political cartoonist knew espino espinosa. and came to mexico city seeking refuge from verra cues. >> i'm thinking of leaving the country. it's safe, it led to the journalist. >> journalists say the government programme to protect them is inefficient and distrust worthy. a majority of ki8ings is unsolved. it is why israel is joining with others on the streets of verra cues, despite the danger of demanding speech or justice. brazilian prosecutors added new corruption charges against powerful politicians in the petro bass scandal. former president has been charged and the speaker of the lower house. the speaker is accused of collecting $5 million in bribes,
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and are the latest politicians to be implicated into brazil's giant oil company, which lead to arrests within president reduces's political -- dilma rousseff's political party wall street experienced its worse single day in a year and a half. it erased all of its gains for a year. the dow jones lost 358 points. the u.s. is not alone. it fell 3.4%. on top of that, oil is trailling at the lowest level in six years, $41.14. asian markets opened lower on friday. >> the fighting flaring up is causing tensions across the region. georgia's defence minister joins us, talking about fears in russia, her country and others. they rely on the u.s. and allies. later, the mystery of a train
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crammed full of nazi gold and stolen artwork. artwork.
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what has been a low intensity conflict between ukraine and separatist rebels is heating up. it's seeming that the february ceasefire will collapse. john terrett reports. >> reporter: every shell, shot, blast, ukraine appears to be closer to open war.
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dozens of civilians and soldiers have been killed in the past two weeks, every hour that pass, the minsk agreement falters. diplomatic efforts crumble. for an example look to august 10th. russian-backed fighters, led by russian-military units attacked a town near donetsk, and the port city of mariupol. ukranian military units, thought to have included volunteers, fought back, both taking worst casualties for months. . >> we have seen a shocks increase in host itsies by both sides. >> things are so grim that ukraine's president is working up an emergency war council, and so, too, is vladimir putin in moscow. russia's foreign minister is calling on france, germany, guarantees of february's
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ceasefire to pressure ukraine to honour the agreement. >> it was necessary, in our few, to mount pressure on kiev. to convince them to honour agreements in minsk. it's the same rhetoric. slated to meet german president angela merkel and french president francis hollande in ber hin next week -- berlin next week. >> translation: a key task is for the coalition to stop the aggressor petro porashenko is alert to a visit by vladimir putin to crimea peninsula, in which he rode around in a mini ooub -- submarine, and gave a news conference. russia and crimea, in a move not recognised by the community.
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and fiercely opposed by kiev the georgian minister of defence joins us from washington d.c. very good of you to join us. what has happened in ukraine must have set off alarm bells. russia took over part of georgio in 2008. weeks ago georgia expanded south ottsesta territories. what does russia want in the grand scheme. >> absolutely so. everything that is happening in the ukraine is on the minds of georgia's every state. with the hopes that the war will stop in ukraine, and that we will win the fight and emerge as a european nation. what is the grand scheme na russia has, there are not many, and cannot allow for success in
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the neighbourhood without russia, and part of russia and the eurasian unit or any other. the goal in 2008, august, with georgia was to stop georgia's development, advance to its atlantic path. and managed to do it for a short period of time. we are back by 7 years. that's what they tried to do in ukraine. what you try to do in ukraine, and where it can be preferable for everyone. a european nation fighting for its future. >> yesterday ukraine warned russia taking more land. do you anticipate more land grabs there? >> unfortunately, looking at the developments in georgia or you don't have a war at this moment. there's not much of a hope. in georgia on a daily basins, as
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you said, russia will get more and more under the occupation, behind the occupation. they are doing it on a small scale but on a daily basis. georgia is a small country, in a small territory. as the path continues, we'll face an unfortunate development. they have made it away from the main highway connecting east and west. they may come close to the edge when they can block the country and cut it in two. >> the southern parts are barely 30 miles from your capital tbilisi, and during the war in 2008 russian troops made it to the suburbs. do you have any defense against russia if it decides to move further south and get closer to the capital? >> georgia is stronger today than years ago. the military is stronger, defense capacities are stronger now than in 2008. we learnt the lesson from the
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war and they are on a progressive role. on the other hand, we strongly hope that georgia will not be left alone. and our allies stand with us in difficult times. we are trying our best not to get involved in provocation, if roger is against georgia on a daily basis. >> there's a lot of support in georgia for the country to join n.a.t.o., what can you tell us about your meeting with the secretary of defense, ash carter, do you have promise of u.s. and n.a.t.o. support. >> yes, there's a huge support in the country, people are
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optimistic about georgia getting there. we had a good friendly meeting, and it was promising. >> do you think georgia will reduce measures. >> the reason baltics are there today. they are there, and the reason why russia would think twice to act will be if n.a.t.o. shows commitment about enlargement. i don't think russia is ready for the war with n.a.t.o. today. or in any foreseeable future. >> the adpins straiter of the -- administrator of the defense of georgia. >> tomorrow night a look at the
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invasion of check slovakia drones are regulated in the united states. across the border in canada they are used for a variety of new tasks. despite the devastation from the war in gaza, soccer players find a place to play. play.
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>> i've been asked to keep my voice down
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a long loft nazi treasure could be on the verge of discovery, the search for a train rumoured to be filled with gold, painting.
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the strain dispatched near the end of the war, now two men say they know where the treasure train is, and they'll reveal the location for a price. >> no one has ever been able to confirm the existence of the train, there's no documents locating it. it could be nonsense, they got the information directly from germans. maybe one is a descendant of people. >> the man wrote to a polish district council offering to trade information for 10% of the value of what is inside. >> drones have become a commercial technology. across the border, canada is working hard to work the market. >> reporter: factory delivery by drone, courtesy of amazon. after the 2013 announcement, it
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took so long for the u.s. federal aviation administration to approve, the test flights were moved to canada. the country host to a growing number of firms, to supply drones, technology to other industries. from surveying solar panels, damage, to displaying, selling luxury homes and the mundane mapping of factory routes for heat lost, best done after sunset. >> in the u.s. you are not aed to fly at night. canada allowed us to operate at night. we can take the people off the routes. others are walking the routes. it's dangerous. before the commercial demand for droins, the factory west of toronto sold vehicles to the u.s. and other militaries. one of them was diploid over libya by anti-muammar gaddafi forces in 2011. the peaceful use of drones is
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where the growth is now. >> what we see in the recent years is a transition from the military heavy focus of our business, back into the commercial market as regulations improve. and opportunities we see in the middle markets of professional users, where you keep people safe and cost effective. >> they have clients in dozens of countries. in nepal, they have an eye in the sky over wreckage from the earthquakes. above the stormy sea, a u.s. government agency made a detailed population. canada has been more forward looking on regulating drones in the united states. >> the law lags behind the technology. we work with history, it's been great. it's almost a parallel
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development. the same time it is up and coming. >> american regulators are changing, but slowly still. concerns about safety on the ground and terrorism are paramount. an industry grows, as the u.s. considers its options. think of the sell phone. not long ago they were specialise the used by people. so, too, the unmanned vehicle. people in this vehicle say literally in the future the sky is the limit. >> reporter: now, our global view segment, a look at how news outlets react to various event. canada's daily nation rites - we must worry about terror tactics, a government report showing high school students are dropping out of school to show al-shabab. some are recruited by teachers. educating schools and parents, and how it must be supported and
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encouraged. >> under a headline that reads thailand musten sure investigation is fair and transparent, the south china post says the damage is done to the tourism industry. the scope and integrity will be an investigation of how well the government ends up with its problem. the telegraph writes the ashley mad son hack should serve as a warning that people are handing over too much information without realising the list. the lison is to understand the dangers, trusting governments, that do not secure the information. >> almost a year has passed since the israeli signs pass the deal ending a conflict in gaza. much of the strip reduced to rubble. a new sports facility give some
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people hope. imtiaz tyab reports. >> in the middle of gaza city skyline, this is the middle east's first roof-top football pitch. the unlikely sporting venue opened in june and has become a popular destination. having an astro terfe mix to play on improved the game. >> i feel so happy when i come for training. making such a place in the center of gaza made it so easy for us. we get more as players as a result. >> this roofertop football pitch is the only one of its kind. across the gaza strip, there's few open spaces for palestinians to play sport in. >> one year after israel's
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50-day bombardment ended in a ceasefire and much of gaza is in ruins. israel maintains tight border restrictions, which hampered rub. not a single home has been rebuilt, and most public spaces have not been cleared, including football stadiums and other sporting centers. which is why many play sport in the streets or elsewhere. the children kick around footballs in the lane of their home, dodging rubbish and rubble as they try to score goals. mohammed has been playing football since the age of four. and wishes he had a better place to play. >> our neighbours shout at us, they say we make too much noise. we don't have the money to do anything else. >> the idea to build a roof-top pitch came from palestinian football officials. those that are part of local leagues or those that can afford
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to pay the entry fee are allowed to play here. there are plans to create more public spaces for sport, something that is needed a slovenian avant guard van wrapped up a visit where it became the first western group to play in pyongyang. the live act performed a number of songs from "sound of music", there was beetles hits and folk song. it was formed in yugoslavia in the 1980s, and is a best-known band that's it for this edition of al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora, thank you for watching. "america tonight" is next. see you in an hour. we leave you with a video that has gone viral with 2.5 hits. north korean accordion hits play "take on me."
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