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ack, by suspected israeli settlers. it is being called an act of terrorism. debris found on reunion island is that of a 777. hopes that that is missing wreckage of malaysian flight 370. and beijing will host the winter games, becoming the first city to host both the summer and winter olympics.
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amazon -- this for a new show of a multimillion dollar deal coming up business. zimbabwe calls for the extradition of walter palmer the american dentist who killed the country possible prime lien cecil. -- prime lion, cecil. he remains in hiding. >> let's head straight to the top story, the death of a palestinian child in an arson attack on the west tank. several other people were critically injured after suspected jewish extremists set fire to two palestinian homes. let's get more information for our correspondent, who joins us from jerusalem. walk us through what happened this morning. >> we know that at 4:00 a.m.
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this morning, two masked men entered a building and through firebombs in. one of the buildings was empty the other was the home of the family. the other child did not survive the blaze. three other members of the family are in critical condition and are being treated at israeli hospitals. i heard the doctor talking about the mother and he says that if she survives she will need months of treatment. before they were seen escaping to the nearest settlement to the village, they did leave messages in hebrew graffiti on the buildings, saying there was a star of david, price tag, those kinds of words are what we saw here. molly: earlier in the day we spoke with the israeli army spokesman who said precautions were being taken to prevent any possible reprisal attacks.
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walk us through the situation on the ground at this hour. irris: there are massive numbers of police, border control -- border patrol security throughout the west bank. they are doing two things. they are trying to see who will find the perpetrators of this attack and they are there to stop further attacks. just looking at a time, this is when friday prayers end at the mosque in jerusalem. everybody is on high alert because this is such an emotional issue today. molly: it is an emotional issue and the situation has had swift reaction. irris: that's right. i will take you to the palestinian reaction first which is in some ways more predictable. criticism condemnation, and the palestinian president says this is a war crime and he holds israel responsible and is taking
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israel to the hague in a complaint about this war crime. hamas says it is a day of rage and it is calling for a violent response. what is more surprising is the reaction from the top, from the prime minister, and from the settler leaders, one of swift and immediate condemnation. they also say it is an act of terrorism. they describe it as such, and one israeli told politicians that it is -- molly: iris mackler reporting from jerusalem. officials are closer to solving the -- debris was confirmed from a 777. it washed ashore on reunion
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island. the aircraft disappeared without a trace 16 months ago. the debris has been sent to france for further identification. the families of those on board the missing plane have had mixed reaction to the news. olivia salazar win spirit explains. olivia: families of the victims of the malaysia airlines flight image 370 are facing the prospect -- mh 370 are facing the prospect of getting answers about their missing relatives. some are skeptical. this woman lost six members of her family on that flight. >> it has been more than a year and they claim to find this on an island. this discovery does not mean anything. olivia: an opinion of many angered at the government has handling of the issue. others are keen to close this painful memory of this chapter.
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>> all the longing and waiting so much for any sort of news that is valid, but when we get it, i think it will be another emotional roller coaster as well. olivia: australian authorities have been scouring the southern indian ocean since the plane went missing. the area close to reunion island where the debris was found is, they say, consistent with the drift pattern in these waters. they hope this new information will shed light on what went on in a crash that left many aviation experts at a loss. >> not having the opportunity for closure is certainly a burden to the families, and we respect very much the situations they are going through. olivia: this latest discovery is the only lead. it was carrying 239 passengers and crew.
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molly: the british government is holding an emergency meeting over the migrant crisis into the tunnel. authorities say there are about 1000 attempt to breach security. at least four coaches of wired police -- of riot police are guarding the eurotunnel on the french side. we get more from thomas waterhouse. thomas: another attempt to breach the channel tunnel. over the fence, under the fence any which way they can. migrants in calais continue to storm it for a better life in the united kingdom. >> here it is so difficult because we sleep outside in the road. thomas: as night fell in calais, the micros were held back by a
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police cordon at the tunnel site. security has been bolstered around the migrant camp, branded lawless and out of control by both sides of the channel authorities. this friday morning, the british prime will chair a meeting at the government's cobra committee to discuss the crisis. >> we have invested in the fence around calais, around coo quelle, and the french are sending a next jet 120 police -- an extra 20 police to the area. if there is more we can do, we will take that action. >> the m 20 motorway is gridlocked after eurotunnel services were disrupted.
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it even has a name -- "operation stack" -- and it could take days to clear. molly: two turkish police have been killed in a gun attack. it is being blamed on kurdish militants. that is latest attacks had to be carried out by the outlawed kurdish party. france 24's correspondent reports. >> turkish helicopters swooped into the country east on thursday. they have been pounding pkk positions both there and over the border in northern iraq along with f-16 jets, for a week. ankara called it a response to increased aggression from the kurdish guerrilla group. but the pkk is renewing contact -- combat against its old foe.
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>> the turkish air force is acting like -- it directed a number of strikes against the jihadists, but the remaining 99% are against the kurds. turkey was not. >> a cease-fire with the pkk held since march of 2013. the movement's jailed leader called on his fighters to down arms and negotiate in an effort to end three decades of kurdish insurgency. even as turkey made noise about striking the jihadists with airstrikes and police raids the kurds appear to be in the firing line, too. 1300 people arrested in turkey over the last week only 137 with ties to the islamic state group. the pro-kurdish opposition has a fight on its hands, given the opening into hdd party leaders
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inciting people to take up arms last year. molly: the international olympic committee has voted for the host city for the 2022 winter olympics. the games go to -- >> beijing. [cheers and applause] molly: beijing has now been chosen to host the 2022 games. 85 ioc members voted by secret ballot, and 44 of them voted for beijing. 40 40 for amalfi, the commercial hub of kazakhstan. let's get reaction from beijing about how people feel about hosting the games again. we can cross to tracey chang who joins us in the capital. beijing will become the first city to host both the summer games -- they did that in 2008
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-- and the winter games for 2022. what sort of reactions are we seeing? tracey: people are ecstatic congratulating beijing for the great achievement. there are also major concerns -- number one being that with the olympic winter games, beijing has no no. beijing plans to divide the games into three parts and the other two are in cities surrounding beijing. one city has 8.3 inches of snow during the winter. the other has only 1.9 inches. that is not nearly enough. that is one of the biggest concerns of the ioc. they said if beijing wins the bid, they will have to completely rely on fake snow. they other concern is the air quality. take a look behind me. the visibility is really low behind me in beijing, and today is not even a bad day.
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they perhaps will have to shut down some factories from the surrounding area to make it work. number three is the traffic conditions. anyone who has been to beijing understands how difficult it is to get around the city. there are maybe more car driving restrictions and maybe -- molly: you are walking us through the concerns, but it does not appear that money is one of them. tell us. tracyey: beijing has promised that they will break even with a $1.6 billion budget. they say 6% of that will be subsidized by the government. the committee says the city will not make or lose money from this event. this is a sensitive issue because citizens want to make sure that beijing is not spending too much money on the event because they have a whole other different array of events
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there that they need to spend money on. that is an issue they need to address. they will be investing $1.5 billion of its own money into extra stadiums, but they have promised that 65% of that money will come from private investment, and olympic park will be funded by corporate firms herein they also promised that these facilities will not be sitting idle after the event. so they will be sold as residential properties and used as hotels after the events. beijing is certainly wanting to be the host. molly: thank you for that. now the hunter becomes the hunted. the american dentist who shot zimbabwe's prized lion, cecil, remains in hiding. walter palmer shut his office after protests.
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it hundred 50,000 signatures have expressed anger over the lion's slaughter. sin by way's environment minister is calling for the illegal killing. cecil is not the only animal to fall to those willing to pay big bucks for a shot. >> cecil the lion's hunter is not alone. each year hunters shell out a large amount of cash to hunt wildlife. european hunters alone have killed more than 2500 leopards and 4000 elephants in the last 10 years alone. an online search room meals -- reveals that lions are up to $50,000, the most expensive prize. smaller game costs $1250. that price does not include a government tax. hunting big game is big business. south africa generates $200 million a year from trophy
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hunters. zambia lifted its ban on leopard hunting in march. lions will become illegal target next year. hunters say it is money that the countries cannot afford to turn down. >> africa does not have the luxury to argue these things from an isolated european perspective. african communities need to have some kind of benefit and the only benefit they can have from the wildlife is financial. >> cecil, killed outside an official hunting zone, was a crowd favorite, generating revenue of his own, the public argued. there is call for a crackdown on such hunts. as countries caching, the hunt will continue. molly: it is time for a look at business news. i am joined by delon on desousa.
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we are starting off with news out of china. the country will host the winter olympics in 2022, but we have bad news. >> the shanghai composite ended down over 1% over the past few days. authorities in beijing have undertaken further measures to prop up the market. friday it was reported china upon us -- that china's ringleaders -- something simple like the price of pork should be tying the hands of authorities. >> the chinese stock market fell again friday. the biggest monthly lost in nearly six years. shares plunged some 30% since mid-june. after more than doubling over the past year. beijing has ruled out a series of support measures, including a state run investment vehicle with $480 billion to invest in the market. some analysts are blaming the sudden surge import prices for restricting efforts.
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>> i bought this pork at one price in june, but now it is higher. >> analysts know the price is on a period of stagnation that started in july of 2011, when farmers were -- >> last march the average price was 10 points, five yuan per kilogram. pig farmers lost an average of 3.51 on each head. that has led to the current insufficient supply. >> many global companies have issued warnings on the slowdown in china. now it remains to be seen how long the government's latest actions will keep the markets from further falls. >> let's get a check on the markets in europe.
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a mixed picture across the border with euros on and implement data came in as unchanged. earnings were in focus this friday. steel reported a profit but issued a warning that its business could be hit from russian and chinese steel imports. the ftse is trading down, and the dax in frankfurt is completely flat at this hour. let's look at the other stories making headlines. airbus reported a 30% rise in net profit in the first half of the year. profits were boosted by the sale in aviation, raking in 740 million euros. the airbus chief executive says the company will focus on wrapping up production of a 400 military planes and the a 350 passenger jet.
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the taxi booking service says it will use an investment to improve operations and expand interurban -- into other cities. a driver last month was accused of rape, but -- france and russia have agreed on a refund amount for a non-delivered french warship. the 1.2 billion euros deal was poised to be the largest arms sale to a non-nato country. we will end with news of the disgraced host of -- the trio will present a new show for the online retailer's amazon prime service. they have reportedly been paid a record $250 million for 36 episodes that will span three years. in march, clarkson was fired
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from the network after visit -- after physically and verbally abusing a user. to explain the scale of this deal netflix pays the house of cards $100 million for two seasons, $250 million. the top equivalent is norma's -- is in norma's. molly: thank you very much for a look at the day's business news. time now for the press review. i am joined in the studio with belle. we will start with the war in syria, making the front pages of french papers. belle: a group that we do not hear much about in the war against a sod -- against allassad.
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the paper calls than the conquering army, and says they are fighting both al-assad and the iaf. they are trying to present a moderate image to gain support from the west. in the article that "liberation" has here, it says the army has the support of saudi arabia, of qatar, and of turkey. because it could be trusted to take control of the safe zone on the syrian-turkey border. turkey has been asking for and what it wants most of all is not to fall into kurdish hands. "liberation" details this group. the muslim brotherhood and other islamists and jihadists from the group, which means the freemen of syria. some of the members from that group were in jail under the syrian regime.
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they were freed in an attempt to discredit the revolution, but they have not done that. what they have done instead is organized themselves, and they have even employed a u.k. representative. who published a editorial in "the washington post" to label the group as moderate. you can see this on the front page -- it is the body being carried through the streets yesterday after he was hanged. the big story in "the times of india," this is the execution behind one of the men of the 1993 mumbai bombings. to remind younger viewers, that was a series of bomb attacks that happened throughout mumbai that killed 257 people. they were alleged to have been avenging the killings of muslims
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in riots a few months earlier. the page inside "the times" have a double page on this, and it depicts his last 24 hours as a courtroom drama in which the topmost in the country had to be woken up in the middle of the night and had to -- across town. it was hopeful that he we get it right up to the last minute when his death warrant was read out. in the end his final plea was rejected. but despite the dramatic nature of all of this, the editorial the paper goes on to say closure for the victims'family will only come with the arrest of the kingpin. those kingpins are the masterminds, who are thought to have been behind the attack. molly: it is interesting because
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india rarely carries out or goes through his death sentences. why did we see it imposed in this case? >> only three people since 2004 had been executed in india. that has reignited the debate on capital punishment in india. one of the prominent english-language networks in india has the editor arguing in favor of the death penalty. the conclusion that might surprise you, it might be possible to abolish the death penalty in extremely advanced countries where people are normally law-abiding and where the state is strong enough and has the facilities to attempts to create criminal patterns of criminals. but india is not anywhere near that stage. obviously controversial and very this about india, those comments. "the times of india" goes the other way, comes out on the other side, quotes a congress leader who says, "the death
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penalty is wrong both in practice and in principle." "the hindu" has a cartoon that suggests it leads in the same direction. people against the death
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>> start of the game. [cheering] >> what is it? >> tony came to new york for christmas. the boys found a football and they started playing. they noticed a police car that was parked in front. and about an hour after they were in the game, um, another police car came and parked parallel to that one.


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