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hello. you're watching "gmt" on bbc world news. i'm lucy hockings. our top stories. israel steps up the gaza offenses and prepares for a possible ground invasion. one palestinians killed and 14 injured. >> due to hamas' attack, this terrorist organization has forced us in a situation we have no choice but to respond. thebiggest typhoon in a
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decade pounds the okinawa island and people are told to evacuate. brazil prepares to take on germany in the semi final of the world cup. can they do it? also on the program, aaron is here. a giant takes a hit. >> the world's largest smart phone seller also squeezed by cheaper rivals. samsung makes most money from these. does it have too many eggs in one basket? it's midday in london, 7:00 a.m. washington, 2:00 p.m. in israel.
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another round of air strikes. it has left one killed and 14 injured. israel says the strikes are in retaliation from attacks from gaza. we'll take you to the territory of the west bank and speak to a senior politician there. first let's bring you an update from jerusalem with our correspondent there. what's happening at the moment? are there air strikes from israel, gaza and rocket fire from gaza to israel? >> what we've seen in the last few hours is repetition of last few days. alarms have been sounding in israel. there have been incoming rockets and air strikes in israel by gaza. what's changed and the significant change is change of rhetoric from israel where it's
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suddenly saying, where it was talking about deescalation last week. the option of a ground operation in gaza is not off the taubl. we're talking israel sending in soldiers to search out stock piles of hamas weapons and destroy them. that would be a political gamble and represent an escalation. we have to emphasize it is rhetoric. using that is a kind of weapon in itself. people here are talking about this dispute being longer rather than shorter. we have to remember it was last friday hamas and israel was saying calm from the other side would be answered with calm. things have deteriorated quite a bit in days.
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>> amazing we were talking about a possible truce days ago. why the sudden escalation? >> i think hamas needs to feel that it has repride israel for operations in the west bank when israelis were searching for abducted teens. during those operations hundreds of operatives were rounded up. hamas needs to send a signal to own supporters and gaza that those are replied to. israel will reply to rocket fire. each side sees itself as responding to provocation from the other. neither side sees itself as initiating. as we've seen so often in the past, even though really strategically escalation suits neither at the moment, i think this is driving the military escalation.
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>> thanks for that update from jerusalem. those operations are still ongoing. in a moment we're going to talk to palestinian politician. first though let's hear more from the israeli army spokesman. we heard kevin refer to what was said today. he spoke to my colleague and said they haven't ruled out ground troops. >> we have to be prepared for that option. military i hope is not an option. we have to be prepared for that escalation. indeed we are preparing. we have called up reservists and are taking the necessary steps around the gaza strip to be prepared for that option. >> that's not really a deescalation is it? >> that is what we called for last week. due to hamas' attack, this terrorists organization has escalated the situation and forced us in a situation we have no choice and have to respond. >> let's take you now to talk to
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a member of the palestinian legislative council. thank you very much for joining us on "gmt." what can mr. abbas do? how can he deescalate the situation? >> well unfortunately he does not have the government. he has a consensus government which is basically his government. what definitely we need today is a national unified leadership so that palestinians can handle this israeli aggression in proper i way. what we see is a very serious escalation from the side of israeli government and army. it was clear since months they are preparing to conduct a war to get out of political isolation of their situation. now they're combining collective punishment. now an attack on the palestinian people in gaza. this is not attack on hamas. this is attack on all palestinians. it has taken lives of 28.
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>> israel says they will launch a large offensive if rocket attacks from gaza stops. how can mr. abbas make the rocket a attacks stop then? >> he cannot find a way. that's why we are calling for unified leadership. he cannot give orders to people. he has to share decision making that leads to political decisions and how to respond to israel attacks. let me tell you that all these rockets that are coming have not killed a single israeli. i hope they won't. >> at the same time, rockets are acts of self-defense in front of the most powerful army in the region. fifth largest army in the world using air strikes and sophisticated weapons to kill palestinians. rockets will not have come at all if israel did not launch attacks on palestinians during the last two weeks.
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>> you talk about the need for unity. what we are hearing from palestinians in gaza today is real frustration. we've been listening to hamas tv and hearing mr. abbas is representing a different people. they feel a complete lack of support from mr. abbas. >> well i don't speak on behalf of mr. abbas. still i think what we need is unity of all palestinians. i think what we need is solidarity. >> what is being done to foster that? what is being done to foster that? as an example for instance what we're seeing right now. if you look at local television, on tv where you are now, they're showing. if you go to gaza, they're showing live coverage of the air attacks. >> more than that. even more criticism of the behavior of the palestinian official during attacks on
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people. this is angering allel palestinians including young people. this is additional proof we need leadership in touch with people, following what's happening to palestinian population. most of all what we need immediately is that they should immediately restrain the israeli army and government. they're leading the place into a big explosion. the people who suffer most from this explosion are palestinians. those are losing their lives including the children that are killed by israeli tourists and israeli army. just remember, all of this is happening again because of this long occupation that has become the longest in modern history and transformed into the worst system of apartheid. the authority is practically clearly nothing but helpless, disabled authority under occupation. >> thank you very much for
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taking the time to talk to us. the question is are the images posted genuine? go online and look. the twitter handle is @bbc trending. take a look at what the crew has been up to there. a powerful typhoon is battering the okinawa islands. authorities have urged half a million to leave their homes and head to shelters as typhoon neoguri barrels down with rain and winds 200 kilometers per hour. it is expected to make landfall tomorrow. >> typhoon neoguri is a real monster. these shots taken from the international space station show just how big it is. in the last few hours it's been
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downgraded from a souper typhoo. it's 400 kilometers wide and packing winds. the center of the storm swept a shore on the southern island of okinawa. this building was torn from its foundation and dumped in the middle of the road. so far the damage has been limited. most people appear to have heeded government warnings not to go outside. that includes 30,000 u.s. troops who are based in okinawa. >> okinawa knows typhoons like nobody else. lock down means everyone goes to their home of residence. they're not supposed to leave their house under any situation or circumstance. >> the good news is there have been a handful of injuries reported. >> translator: we have not received information concerning great damage or injury. the prime minister has ordered the government to provide
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information to our citizens and to prepare thoroughly for disaster and respond quickly if anything should happen. >> the typhoon is now heading north towards the japanese mainland. it is weakening but still carrying a huge amount of moisture. when it reaches the mainland, all that moisture will turn to rain. bbc news in tokyo. >> incredible pictures. stay with us on bbc world news. still to come, an ugly side to the beautiful game. we explore the arrest of a senior official accused of illegally selling tickets at the world cup. our clients need a lot of attention. there's unlimited talk and text. we're working deals all day. you get 10 gigabytes of data to share. what about expansion potential? add a line anytime for 15 bucks a month. low dues... great terms... let's close. introducing at&t mobile share value plans... ...with our best-ever pricing for business.
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australia's immigration policy has been brought into focus this week after two boats of sri lanka asylum seekers were intercepted before they reached
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australian waters. one was returned to sri lanka. the 153 would be migrants on that boat, some as young as two are held on a customs vessel at sea. hugely controversial in australia. let's take you to phil mercer in sydney follows the developments. what will happen now? >> their life is in limbo the next three weeks this will the high court here in australia resumes full deliberations. really the issue is where this vessel was intercepted. australian lawyers for the government say the boat was intercepted outside of australian territorial waters. that means that those on board are not able to claim asylum. that view is contended and contested by refugee lawyers. they question australia's legal
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rights to forcefully send anyone intercepted at sea. it's a complex case that's reached high court in australia. remember 24 hours ago a judge there ordered an interim injunction banning australia from transferring any of these 153 asylum seekers to authorities. >> has australia received assurances they would not face ill treatment in sri lanka or how their fate would be monitored if they were sent back? >> australia insists anyone sent back to sri lanka would be in safe hands. that first vessel you mentioned that was transferred to sri lanka sunday, some of those returnees appeared in court charged with illegally leaving their country. half have been given bail. that is the fate that has a wait
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those people sent back to sri lanka. as far as refugee lawyers contend, they're worry had the other island seekers sent to sri lanka could face imprisonment and even torture. australia says havesri lanka res a safe place to be sent back to. >> thanks for joining us. semi finals in the world cup begin tonight as we draw ever closer to the final. in a moment we'll take you to rio to find out about the match action. we're expecting a big night. first, other newscast a shadow on the tournament. a huge ticketing scandal had led to the arrest of the fifa firm. it led to arrests last week and officials charged with illegally selling tickets for vast
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profits. this is shaping up to be one of the biggest scandals in the world of football. >> the british national detained at rio cabana palace hotel. the fifa top officials are staying for the duration of the world cup. he is a senior executive and one of fifa's business partners. he's questioned about the gang leading a huge world cup ticket scam. the gangs thought to be operating the last four world cups accepting 1,000 tickets per match. they could have made up to $19 million this tournament alone. for several days brazilian police insisted someone close to or inside fifa had to be involved because of number of vip and hospitality tickets made
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available. >> the crimes that he's been accused of facilitating, distribution of tickets to be sold. it is a penalty of four years in prison and also the offense of criminal association. >> fifa has insisted high-tech named ticketing policy makes swapping or reselling almost impossible, but as the tournament nears climax the demand for black market tickets and potential for gangs to make vast profits and huge. >> let's talk about actual football now. peter is in rio for us. big night ahead with the first of the semi finals. what can we expect? >> that's right lucy. big day ahead. before that, let me go back to the ticket scandal. ray has been released from custody. his lawyer sent out that he has
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been released from police custody. back to the action. it's a big day for brazilians. the cabana behind me is quiet this morning. i assure you come this afternoon it's going to be backed with fans cheering and wheeling their team on to make it to finals. it's not going to be that easy without their player injured in the quarter final game against colombia. he was kneed in the back and fractured a bone. one of the best defenders in the world is on the team. this is an uphill task. germans have got the team intact. lowe has a full team to choose from. my colleague ben brown looks ahead to that game. >> brazil training at the base.
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even some of their fans say this is the world worst brazilian side for years. will they get to the final without their captain silver who's suspended and namar, their best player? these pictures name him as an almost christ like figure. >> brazil relied too much on their super star. we'll see how they cope without himself. some analysts believe it takes pressure off the sides because fans have lower expectations. >> play without namar. going to play groove i can't know. i think it will be better. >> i'm confident brazil will will go through to the finals. >> even without namar? >> even without namar. i think the other players will
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up their game and compensate the lack of namar on the team okay. >> german fans are confident they can reach the eighth world cup final. >> it will be difficult for germany, but i think we have a great team. i think we'll beat them. it's a pity namar can't play because he's such a great player. they have a good team. i don't think they need namar. >> i think germany will share two and brazil one. >> 2-1 germany? no penalties? >> we don't want penalties. >> the fans here see this as one of the best world cup tournaments ever. everyone is hoping today's clash of the titans provides another memorable match. ben brown, bbc news rio. >> peter i'm not going to ask who you're supporting. i know your team nigeria is out already. there's controversy around that
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team because nigeria has until today to reinstate the football federation committee. what's the reaction been to all this back at home? >> well it's left a lot of people really really surprised. it seems like the government and nigeria football officials keep scoring. it's just out of the world cup. it's a disappointing world cup for us. we did make it to the round of 16. a lot of people thought we could have progressed much further than that. you go home and arrive back in nigeria. the president was arrested because some people said the money issues that the team faced here in brazil was due to him. then some members of the football federation said he's not remitting money due to them. it's a bit -- no one is sure what's happening. fifa told the government they should not interfere.
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in 2010 nigeria was suspended. i don't think nigeria is going to beat the deadline. the government is standing ground and saying we've got laws here in nigeria. we've got to follow laws. it's going to be tough. it's not going to affect the super eagles, but it's going to affect the under 17 champions coming. the other 20 champions coming up as well. if nigeria do not get to play qualifiers, they'll be eliminated. a lot of people are surprised. viewers can follow the action from brazil here which is where everyone will be looking to. #bbc world cup. as well as bbc.com. i'll be tweeting throughout the game here from rio. >> what are your thoughts about tonight with brazil versus germa germany? >> the quarter finals seemed a
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little disappointing. >> they have been disappointing. especially germany. germany didn't play out of second gear in the quarter final against france. they didn't need to. they didn't. against algeria, they were meant to look pedestrian almost. in the group stage we saw them playing good football. i thought they were going to play themselves up to the finals. coming up against brazil, it's going to be tough. just the amount of noise in the stadium this afternoon. going to be enough to scare any footballer. i think the germans are really well organized. like we said, brazil was without silver and namar. who is going to replace namar in attack? that's the headache the coach faces this afternoon. but let's hope we have a really, really good game and not one of the quarter finals. >> notice you didn't pick a winn
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winner. i have nothing to hold you to. thanks for joining us from rio. you can go and make your predictions as well. stay with us on "gmt." coming up the next half hour, transforming the treatment of alz hi alzheimer's. we look at what scientists are calling a major break through. stay with us. ets. asian debt that recognizes the shift in the global economy. you know, the kind that capitalizes on diversity across the credit spectrum and gets exposure to frontier and emerging markets. if you convert 4-quarter p/e of the s&p 500, its yield is doing a lot better... if you've had to become your own investment expert, maybe it's time for bny mellon, a different kind of wealth manager ...and black swans are unpredictable. my treadmill started to dress i mibetter than i did.uts, the problem was the pain. hard to believe, but dr. scholl's active series insoles reduce shock by 40% and give you immediate pain relief from three sports injuries.
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i'm lucy hockings. a scientific break through that offers help to millions of people worldwide. a new simple test to predict the onset of alzheimer's, the most common form of dementia. it could transform treatment. what to be done with seven tons of rubbish? we meet the people urn turning o profit. seems pot ain't gone to pot. as of today, weed is legal in the state of washington.
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meaning anybody over 21 who wants a puff can do so. the legalization of this stuff is sweeping the united states. one big reason, all that extra money for the government. a team of british scientists believe we are now closer than ever to finding a cure for alzheimer's. they say they've developed a blood test which can predict the onset of the disease which is difficult to detect in early stages. the findings will be used to improve trials for new drugs to combat the disease which is becoming a bigger and bigger global problem. 44 million suffer from the disease globally. by 2050 that is expected to spike to 135 million worldwide.
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the financial cost is more than $600 billion annually. let's get some more about the study. we can talk to the doctor from the alzheimer's research. thank you for being with us. is the results of all this a study that's been done, seeing it as a break through as well? >> we're seeing it as an important step forward. the findings announced are combination of ten years of technical and hard science. it's good to see that paid off. we're at the stage we have something promising to develop further. >> tell us more about the findings and the blood test. >> the findings are done by scientists led by researchers at kings college and cofounded by research. they took people with early memory problems and looked for protein signatures in the blood that could indicate the person
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will go on to develop alzheimer's. they came up with a test made up of a panel of 10 proteins that seen to predict with high accuracy who may go on to develop alzheimer's within a year. >> when do you first notice the onset of alzheimer's? it's many years before the disease reveals itself. >> we do know that changes start to happen in the brain with alzheimer's disease. maybe 10 to 15 years before the symptoms start to show. the symptoms themselves can be difficult to spot. it's often maybe loved ones, family friends that start to notice something is slightly not right. it's a very difficult process. we know the disease is happening very early. it can often be difficult to detect changes in people which means when a diagnosis is made at the moment, there's quite a lot of damage that's already happened in the brain. >> what you're saying with the blood test, you could literally
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go back before anyone notices someone might have the disease, take the blood test, detect the proteins and help from there. >> it would predict who's more likely to turn to alzheimer's. it allows treatments to be tested slightly earlier when they may have a better chance of success. we're not able to detect it with this test years and years before symptoms because it is tested in people who already have memory problems. it is allowing researchers to get an idea of who may be in early stages, earlier than we're able to do currently. >> what is the future for this test? >> it needs to be tested in more people. the findings need to be validated in larger groups of people. the research team needs to look at how to streamline the technology to make it easier to be used more routinely. they're expecting that may take
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two or three years with continued investment in that research. >> doctor, thank you very much for joining us. good luck. i hope it goes well. thank you for joining us from cambridge. let's take you to afghanistan now. a suicide bomber has killed 16 people in the biggest attack against foreign forces in afghanistan this year. it happened near the bag rum air base. among the dead for four nato troops and two afghan policemen. the taliban claimed responsibility. the presidential candidate abdullah abdullah has claimed victory in the elections. he was addressing thousands of supporters at a rally in kabul. >> without doubt we are the winner of this election. without doubt we will not allow fraudulent government to take
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power for one day. all people of afghanistan, you have lost your fingers while voting. you have lost your relatives during the election campaign. you have rights. i will sacrifice myself but not allow fraudulent government to take power. >> hugely disputed elections. there's abdullah abdullah claiming victory. let's take you to karin allen joining us from kabul. how dangerous is it that he is claiming victory when we don't have the official result? >> reporter: it's certainly inflammatory. i i come back from the rally. it was a passionate speech but also provocative acts by
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supporters. they took down the current president portrait karzai and replaced it with a portrait of abdullah abdullah. he was very embarrassed about that. he's been trying to calm the mood and asking supporters for time. although he said yes he believes he is the president, he stopped short of what many expected him to do. he's basically stopped short of calling and creating a parallel government. there was a lot of people in the crowds willing him to declare a parallel government today. overnight he's received a telephone call from the u.s., from president obama and secretary of state john kerry making it clear in no uncertain terms that no attempt to grab power by illegal means would have serious consequences for afghanistan in terms of withdrawal of aid and withdrawal of security and support in that respect. it's interesting because we saw a definite rolling back of
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abdullah today. he's asked supporters for more time. he's asked them not to go on the streets although we get reports of big demonstrations in another part of kabul. the next few days will be precarious indeed. >> what are we hearing from ghani and his supporters? >> we are expecting a news conference a little later on from dr. ghani's team. according to the provisional results he's leading by 1 million votes. they've had concern over fraud. they've asked for the election to be allowed to continue to do its job. that commission is now looking through 7,000 extra polling stations between 3 and 4 million votes to try and weed out clean from dirty votes. more messages again from the
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u.s. government that that process has to be allowed to take its course. certainly dr. ghani's view from the beginning here has been that he doesn't want to see undue delays. he says there's a process, rules that both candidates signed up to to before engaging in the presidential race. he will be certainly resisting attempts by doctor abdullah he was the winner. we have to winner yet. we have weeks to go. the temperatures are rising. >> thanks for joining us from kabul. time to catch up with business. aaron is talking about hits today. >> oh good. >> do you have a smart phone? >> of course. >> our crew on the floor, you have smart phones? that's part of the problem. let me explain. hello there. has the era of the large smart phone profits come to an end? the latest figures from one major player believes that may
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be the case. samsung had a 25% drop due to a slow down in smart phone sales also a stronger korean currency. samsung expects to make $7.1 billion profit in april to june period. it's down from $9.4 billion a year ago. it's operating profit has fallen three straight quarters. let's get the founder and chief executive of the website. great to have you on the program. samsung has taken the hit by the cheaper chinese rivals. we'll talk about them shortly. is it a case for people who want a smart phone that probably already have one? >> it's not really. one of the things people are happy to do is upgrade our phone. nobody sticks with the phone. they go what's next? the problem is for samsung they are the number one player in the
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market meaning their fighting different battles on different frontings. >> samsung is a great organization to chase competitors, get to the top and once at the top they go okay, what are we doing now? >> a lot of industries whether televisions, fridges, smart phones and tablet, they're good at catching up and take over the lead. they're not sure of how to drive that lead forward and leave everybody else behind. they've got a good flag ship device. while they have lots of smaller devices, the mass product so to speak that fills a lot of that, there isn't one big standout against the likes of motorolla and others. >> one told the bbc early and i quote here, golden era of high
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end smart phones and leclearly over. i guess referring to the cheaper competition. >> everybody likes to have a flag ship. it's a great way of showcasing huge technology advances you're doing whether cameras, gps or heart rate sensors, all these things. unfortunately the majority go out and buy cheaper hand sets. that's why they're doing really well. they have strong brands or devices within their line up at the lower end of the market. samsung has lots of lower end devices. if you ask the man on the street how, who, why, he wouldn't be able to say anything. >> very good. okay stewart. good stuff. we'll talk to you soon. thanks. okay legal marijuana. the legal sale begin in washington state allowing the public to buy marijuana legally without a doctor's note. washington and colorado voted in 2012 to legalize marijuana for
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adults over 21 and create state license systems for growing, selling, taxation. it will be pricey though because of the limited supply from growers. it's also heavily taxed. 25% of wholesale and 25% retail. the drug is legal across 23 states for medical use. medical marijuana is built into law so patients with terminal illnesses can take it. this is a heated debate about the pros and cons of legalization. governments around the world are considering how legal cannabis could boost their economy. research showed in uk, legalizing and tacking could help the british government cut deficit $2.1 billion of that sum. tax revenue alone could add up
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to $1.5 billion. have economic hard times forced global governments to reconsider their drug policy? let's find out. amanda fielding is the director and founder. great to have you on the program. can i start with that? is that the case? is legalization the governments looking going here's another source of revenue? >> it's definitely one factor which should be taken into consideration. there is a net gain from a strictly regulated and taxed market. i think that's important in times of economic hardship. there are many other potential gains as well. one being that you can more readily control the ratio of high to a calming agent.
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at the moment in the unregulated market you can't control anything. i'm just in favor of moving cautiously towards a strictly regulated market. the economic factor is one side we should consider. >> i'm glad you mentioned regulation. how difficult is this as an industry to regulate? i can only imagine you regulate from the grower to almost the smoker? >> yes. absolutely. it's all the different stages that immediate to be regulated. obviously one has to carefully go into what are the best forms of regulation in each stage? and the aims is to lower misuse and lower harms obviously. >> amanda, can i ask you this. you've travelled the world and
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looked at issue i dstudies. i want to see how governments are looking at the possibility of marijuana hundred. >> uruguay is the first country to decide to go for strictly regulated market. they've taken all the production into their own hands and let people grow their own plants. actually they are taxing it. their main aim is to diminish, underh1n1 tmine the illegal mar. cannabis is the substance used, 80% of the total drug use. to put that in hands of government diminishes the profits for the illegal trade enormously. that is really motivating them. they're doing it very cautiously. a rather good model to follow. >> it's fascinating stuff. we appreciate your time. thank you very much. we hope one day to talk to you soon.
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i'm lucy hockings. the top stories on "gmt." after another round of israeli air strikes on gaza, the israeli military says it's preparing for possible ground offenses. a powerful typhoon hits japan's southern islands. more than half a million are urged to leave their homes for
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safety. this is one day to go before indonesia chooses the new president. 16 years after the uprising that overthrew the regime. it's possible they could support his former son-in-law wednesday. a does that say about indonesian democracy? >> the general, dictator who ruled indonesia with an iron fist over three decades yet everyday hundreds pour into this museum to pay respects to him. >> i miss him and the days he was in charge this woman told me. i still get motional when i think about him. he left a fine legacy for our country. >> a legacy that included this. a bloody uprising that forced him out of power.
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the a lure of the strong man hasn't faded from politics. this is his ex son-in-law and former general now running for president. the man running against him enjoying rock star status amongst the country's poor but critics say he's a political rookie. the two men are in a tight race for indonesia's a top job. he's battling a dark past. these men were anti-activists kidnapped by security forces. they are still missing. rahar was amongst those abducted, tortured and released. he was dismissed from the army because of his role. he says he must be held accountable. >> he shouldn't be president
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because he committed human rights procedures. he still thinks like a military commander. >> indonesia is a different country now. 30% of indonesian voters head today polls for the first time. they've grown up in a modern d indones indonesia. they want a president to better represent the country on a national stage. >> this is one of the indonesian richest men and spokesman. >> people want strong leader and stronger indonesia out there playing international role. he himself represents a very open progressive indonesia. >> indonesians have a difficult path ahead. this election is cast with the choice between what indonesia could be and what it once was.
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bbc news in indonesia. let's take you to brazil where the semi final takes place between germany and brazil. away from the sparkling stadium, there's on issue with rubbish. the waste collectors are helping deal with the problem. one local is helping to highlight their good work. >> there is more than 11 million people in the area. we produce 18,000 tons of trash every day. brazil's 200 million people and i believe that almost 1 million people are collecting materials
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from streets or land. these people collect 90% of all trash that is actually recycled. >> i create a movement that is making nation give something to them and tell everybody these people are important. when i think those are lost, i
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try put more than just color. i also try to give voice to these people. they need their rides. they are working public service for free. when the car is painted like graffiti, people show more respect. i am the champion of world cup of recycling. recycling world cup, i am the champion.
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a good story away from the stadiums. what's going to happen between germany and brazil? it's on the website, bbc.com/news. can brazil win without neymar? that's it for us. thanks for watching. of recycling. that's it for us.
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