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glad to have you with us on this edition of "newsline." i'm raja pradhan in tokyo. investigators are still waiting to access the crash site of a malaysia airlin plane in eastern ukraine. another attempt was postponed on monday due to security con 49 experts from the netherlands, australia and other countries are on standby in uk they were hoping to gain access to the crash site on monday, but renewed fighting between ukraine's military and pro-russian separatists caused
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the postponement of the operation for the se consecutive day. all 298 people on board flight mh-17 were killed in the crash. authorities believe many bodies have yet to be the site. russian authorities are calling on the united nations to lead the international investigation. >> translator: we are concerned that some of our partners are trying to organize an investigation by holding bilateral talks only with the side of the ukrainian government. the investigation should be conducted as soon as possible under the authority of the united nations. >> australian foreign minister julie bishop was in ukraine on monday to hold talks with president petro poroshenko. she said work was un identify a safe access route from the city of donetsk to the crash site. now, the u.n. high commissioner for human rights has condemned
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the downing of the plane saying it may be a war crime. he said in a statement that the shooting down of the passenger jet was a violation of international law. she called for an independent and impartial investigation to be conducted as soon as possible. her office also released a report that says that more than 1100 people have been killed in the conflict in ukraine since april. it says both the ukrainian
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government forces and r:east prevent fighters and weapons from crossing it. >> government officials say they'll continue urging russia to facilitate the work of international investigators by using its influence over pro-russian separatists. the u.n. security council has called for an imme unconditional cease-fire in the gaza conflict to allow for t the delivery of humanitarian assistance. council members met in new yor just after midnight on monday morning to draft a presidential statement. the document expresses g concern over the deteriorating situation in the gaza strip. the statement expresses support for the effort of u.n. secretary general ban ki-moo cease-fire.
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palestinian u.n. envoy mansour welcomed the stateme >> we will continue knocking on the door of so that the security council shoulders its possibil >> israel's u.n. ambassador ron prosor was cri statement. >> we heard the presidential statement right now from the security council that miraculously managed not to mention hamas or rockets. >> the statement is nonbinding. the united states remains reluctant to approve a binding resolution calling for a truce compiled by arab nations. the conflict has already killed more than 1,000 palestinians and over 40 israelis. nhk world's sho beppu reports on what's behind the cycle of violence. >> reporter: people in gaza had a short window to breathe as the israeli milita
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on saturday through sunday morning. but, as the fighting resumed, the atmosphere in gaza is again tense, fearful, and bl israeli forces say the prime target in operation protective edge is to attack hamas militants and destroy the military infrastructure. but so far they've killed more civilians in the offensive. >> translator: w target innocent people? >> reporter: israeli troops have shelled densely populated areas. a school run by the united nations was hit during the fighting. israeli leaders say hamas hides rockets inside buildings. before these attacks, a chilling message was sent to people living in gaza on their mobile phones saying "you will experience fear, nothing like before." >> translator: this was horrifying.
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a lot of people got killed. i thought i would be next. >> reporter: the islamic group, hamas, are seen as terrorists by israel and the united states. their armed wing is called qassam brigades, but they have a much bigger politica runs schools, hospitals, and other social services that support people on a grassroots level in gaza. >> translator: i support hamas. they are sincere and they are devout. >> reporter: in june, the palestinian president mahmoud abbas announced to form a unity government with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says he will never sit down for talks with . >> translator: hamas is a terrorist organization that is committed to israel. world leaders should not rush to recognize the new government.
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>> reporter: the israelis have erected electric fences around gaza and tightly regulate the flow of supplies t 1.8 million people living there. the strip is infamously called the world's biggest open-air prison. hamas militants have dug tunnels under the fences to smuggle weapons. this is an israeli village near the border with gaza. rockets are repeatedly fired from gaza and land here. people living here are feeling that the threat of hamas' underground tunnel is approaching to their lives more and more. >> translator: i am very, very afraid. it's so dangerous. just imagine terrorists come out from those tunnels. >> reporter: as the fighting has resumed again, i hear sounds of explosion and see smoke rise in the direction of gaza, which is
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just right there. the death toll is likely to increase more. sho beppu, nhk world, near the gaza strip in southern israel. survivors of a ferry disaster in south korea have been describing what happened before the ship just went down. six high school students were testifying at the trial of the ship's captain and 14 crew members. the defendants are facing charges including homicide and negligence. the ferry "sewol" went down in april off south korea's southern coast. more than 300 people were killed or remain missing. the witnesses spoke at a court in ansan near seoul. they said they heard an
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announcement telling them it would be safer to stay in their cabins. they say they followed the advice and waited to be rescued. one of the students said the ferry began tilting and water poured into the cabi. she said she used a life vest to reach an exit. some of the students are calling on the judges to hand down severe punishments. others say they just want to know why their friends lost their lives. people in japan are in shock over a murder case involving a high school girl and one of her classmates. nhk has lerped that the suspect told investigators she just wanted to try killing someone. police arrested the 16-year-ol student for allegedly murdering her 15-year-old friend on saturday in the city of sasebo. investigators say she beat aiwa matsuo with a metal instrument and strangled her to death. she then partially dismembered the body. matsuo's corpse and a knife with bloodstains were found at the suspect's apartment.
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investigators say she's admitted to killing and dismembering her classmate. the suspect had been living alone since entering high school in april. her mother died of illness last year, and her father later remarried. a psychiatrist says the suspect and the victim knew each other since their junior high school days so the motive for the murder might be related to their longstanding relationship. >> translator: the aggressor was unusually interested in murder, death, and even dissection or mutilation of bo it's very possible that this inclination led to the m >> police are focusing the investigation on the events that led to the murder and the suspect's mental state. the head of a u.s. food company has promised to thoroughly investigate its shanghai subsidiary. he wants to know why they sold expired chicken.
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>> what happened at husi shanghai was completely unacceptable, and i hope that you will accept my personal and most sincere a. i am very, very sorry. >> osi group chairman and chief executive officer sheldon levin said the issue runs counter to the values of his fi. the subsidiary shanghai husi food allegedly supplied expired chicken to fast food chains and restaurants. authorities suspect that food safety violations were a companywide practice. they've detained several people for questioning. another osi executive said motives and other details are not yet known. >> we are committed to completing this investigation swiftly and comprehens >> the company's president says they'll open an asia product quality center in shanghai to step up monitoring in their chinese factories.
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japanese prime minister is on a five-nation tour. he asked the leader in trinidad and tobago to support japan. abe arrived in the countries to attend his first summit. he has become the first japanese prime minister to visit the country. before the meeting, he had separate talks with the leaders of three nations. abe told trinidad and tobago's prime minister that the two countries share universal values such as the rule of law. >> translator: through this visit, i'd like to open a new page in japan's history with trinidad and tobago and other caribbean countries to enhance ties in various fields. >> abe called for support in dealing with international challenges including the reform of the security council.
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the prime minister agreed and hoped for more investment from japanese companies. abe met the leaders of other countries as well as jamaica. they agreed to further expand economic relations and personal exchanges. executives at sony have been struggling for some time to regain their company's financial health. in the latest move, the electronics manufacturer has decided to sell the underneath its headquarters in tokyo to one of its group firms. sony executives say they'll sell the 18,000 square meter land to sony life insurance for about $520 million. the executives are expecting to post a net loss for a second straight year in fiscal 2014. they plan to spend about $1.3 billion for downsizing the company's .
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that includes eliminating about 5,000 jobs worldwide. sony has already sold its u.s. headquarters building in new york as well as the former tokyo headquarters building. nissan motors showed healthy gains both in its sales and profit in the three months through june. that was in part due to strong sales in the united states. executives at nissan say the company's second quarter operating profit went up more than 13% to $1.2 billion. sales increased 10% to $24 billion. the pace of profit growth slowed from 23% in the year earlier period. however, as the impact of the yen's decline receded. the executives said u.s. sales recorded a 14% rise. and in the domestic market, they said the effects of the consumption tax hike in april were limited. people visiting japan have a common complaint. it's often difficult to get cash from automatic teller machines. government officials are making
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plans to improve the situation. only a quarter of the atms in japan accept cards issued abroad. travelers can face an especially hard time withdrawing yen outside major cities. government leaders have made tourism a key part of their plans to revive the economy. they're looking ahead to the tokyo olympics in 2020, and they're hoping to attract 20 million visitors a year. executives at major banks say they're working on installing more machines that accept foreign cards. government officials are now leaning on smaller banks to do the same, focusing on popular tourist destinations. it's now time to check on the markets and latest trading on wall street. the chief economist with moodies analytics has the details. >> on monday, u.s. equities finished largely unchanged. however, equities got off to a rough start earlier in the day,
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mostly because of an unexpected drop by the index of pending home sales for the month of june. as the day wore on, equities found support from what have been better than expected readings on second quarter earnings. at day's end, the dow jones industrial average inched up by 0.10% to finish at 16,982.6. the tech-heavy naz sdaq dipped 0.10% to end at 4,444.9. the s&p 500 was unchanged, finishing the day at 1,78.9. the industries that led the market higher included aluminum, gold mining, utilities, and game bling. those industries that dragged the market lower included
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brewers, home furnishing, building materials, toir materi railroads. looking ahead, the market will focus intently on wednesday's release of second quarter real gdp and, moreover, the market will be looking for some insight regarding the course of interest rates from wednesday afternoon's release of the fomc's monetary policy report. come friday, the market will be paying close attention to what happened to payrolls in the month of july, current expectations call kp s will cal addition of 233,000 jobs and unchanged unemployment rate of 6.1% as well as a meager 0.2% monthly increase by the average hourly wage. i'm john lonski from moody's analytics. >> and let's take another brief look at the market figures.
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calls for an end to sexual assaults are reverberating throughout india. on monday, a school reopened after being closed following the alleged sexual assault of a 6-year-old girl. many parents decided to accompany their children there. rosalyn debhavalya in bangkok has the details. >> parents are demanding that school officials take specific measures to ensure the safety of its students. unicef says one-third of rape victims in india are children. the instance occurred earlier this month at a school in the
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southern city of bangalore, one of the nation's i.t. centers. police arrested the school's skating coach. the girl is receiving treatment in hospital. >> we just came to see if everything is in place because our daughter is our most prized possession. >> the incident sparked a string of protest rallies in the city. participants want strict punishment for the attacker and protection for children's rights. in december 2012, a woman was gang-raped and killed in the capital new delhi. the tragedy has prompted surging calls for measures to tackle rampant sexual crimes in india. indian media used to treat sexual abuse cases as taboo, but these cases are now getting wide coverage. muslims across the world are celebrating the start of eid al fitr to mark the end of ramadan, the month of f. but in malaysia, which has suffered two aircraft related tragedies this year, people are marking the occasion with
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expressions of grief. muslims gather at the national mosque in kuala lumpur to pray for the victims of the downed malaysia airlines flight mh-17 and flight mh-370, which went missing in march. >> translator: to the family members of the victims on board mh-370 and mh-17, i hope you can be patient. take it as a test from allah. we hope that the victims are in a good place with allah. in afghanistan, outgoing president hamid karzai attended prayers at the mosque in kabul. people in afghanistan cast their ballots in the presidential runoff election in but the next president of the country has yet to be decided. allegations of fraud led to an audit, but this is proceeding slowly. >> translator: the people of afghanistan want an election
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result as soon as possible so that this country can soon have a president and the afghan people can have a government. >> parts of the country's southernmost provinces have a muslim majorit separatists in the region have been fighting against government security forces for a decade. on sunday, a roadside bomb exploded, killing a 10-year-old girl. seven people, including two other girls, were wounded. this attack took place just before the end of ramadan, a time when such acts of violence have often occurred in the past. the population of the philippines is believed to have topped 100 million. it's the 12th nation in the world to have surpassed this demographic milestone. the only other southeast asian country with a larger population is indonesia. the philippine government says past population increases suggest that more than 4,600 babies are born in the nation every day. the united nations estimates
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that the philippine population will continue to swell and will exceed 127 million by around 2030. the philippines' latest census shows that about 30% of its population is 14 or younger. the average age is 23. experts say younger workers are one of the engines of the country's recent brisk economic growth. businesses around the world also regard philippine workers as valuable because they speak english as a common la that wraps up our bulletin. i'm rosalyn debhavalya in bangkok. emerging economic powers still struggling with poverty. emboldened citizens still demanding democracy. the threat of violence. the push for peace. the shadow of conflict. get news and insight on south and southeast asia every weekday, live from bangkok, only on nhk world "news
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and now it's time for sumo. the july tournament ended 15 days of intense competition on sunday. here is a sumo expert with the results. >> on the final day of the tourney, grand champion had one final chore to take care of, a big one. to win the championship, he had to beat his archrival. here's how it played out. he is gunning to win back-to-back championships and his 30th overall crown. he wthere was one standing in hs way. he charges hard and drives to the edge. he refuses to quit. then he dusts off his go-to
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move. he tlo and throws him to the ground. hakuro is the nagoya champion and becomes ohm the third man in sumo history to win 30 or more championships. >> again, the triumph was his 30th top division title. only two other men have won more with three more titles he can break the all-time record held by taiho. there was another man who impressed and he will be promoted to the second highest rank of ozaku. he finished with a solid record
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of 12 wins and 3 losses. not only did he beat hokuho who was undefeated at the time but he was the second straight victory over the mighty okuzena. he also proved his consistency to the elders by competing at the third highest level for 14 straight tournaments. that stamps his ticket to ozeki. that's a wrap-up of the july tourney. i'll be back in september to let you know everything you want to know about the autumn tourney. see you then. and there's more to come here on "newsline," but first here's the three-day outlook on the world's weather.
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musicians from all across europe gathered in a swiss alpine village for the world's largest alphorn festival. about 3,000 people were there to hear the sound of the
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distinctive instrument. ♪ the hills were alive with the sound of music on sunday. 150 players took part in the international alphorn festival in southern switzerland. alphorns are made mostly of spruce and can be up to four meters long. cow herders in the alps are thought to have started use them in the 16th century to herd sheep. >> translator: every competitor has a different way of handling the instrument. some of them have a way of gliding over certain notes, which is particularly interesting. >> we had all of the alpine horns together, that was evocative. quite emotional, really. >> the event provides a tourism boost for the village. it is tucked away in the swiss alps at an altitude of 2,200 meters. and that's all for now on this edition of "newsline". i'm raja pradhan in tokyo.
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from all of us at nhk world, thanks for watching and have a good day, whenever you are. .
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