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hello, you're watching newsline. the japanese government says north korea fired two ballistic missiles toward the sea of japan early sunday morning. government officials said the missiles were launched around 1:20 from the southwest near okay son. they travelled about 500 kilometers in a northeastern direction and likely fell into the sea of japan. officials said no damage to aircraft or vessels has been reported so far. senior government officials
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gathered to discuss a response for north korea related issues inside the prime minister's office. they instructed government officials to coordinate with the u.s. and south korea, and to collect and analyze information on the launch. he also ordered them to secure the safety of aircraft and vessels and to provide accurate information to the public in a timely manner. the government views the launch as highly problematic in light of the need to ensure the safety of air and maritime traffic. it plans a larger protest with pyongyang. the fifth round of missile tests this year by the north. >> diplomatic efforts to mediate a cease-fire between israel and hamas are gathering support as the number of civilian casualties are planning to --
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tony blair with with al assisi on friday in an effort to broker a truce. he told blair that egypt is talking to both israel and the palestinians. the arab league is also planning to hold an emergency meeting of its foreign ministers on monday in cairo to discuss the situation. on saturday, the fifth day of israel's military offensive, bombs struck a house believed to have belonged to residents. two female inmates died in the attack. authorities in gaza say 120 people have died and around 950 have been injured since israel started its ariel operation. hamas militants are continuing to fire rockets into israeli
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territory, causing injuries to civilians, both sides are refusing to back down. the u.n. security council is seriously concerned about the crisis. >> security councilmembers called for deescalation of the situation, restoration and institution of november 2012 cease-fire. >> the president of the council urges the protection of civilians in israel and gaza, in line with international humanitarian law. the palestinian envoy to the u.n. says he's frustrated it took more than two days to issue the statement. he's calling on the council to put more pressure on israel if it doesn't accept the statement. >> we will not allow the security council to rest for a minute. it is its job to maintain international peace and security. and it is its job to stop this
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aggression against our people. >> british foreign secretary william hague says he will discuss the crisis with his counterparts from the u.s. and germany on the sidelines of the foreign ministers of launching a new push to resolve a complex problem before time runs out. the joining talks on iran's nuclear program in an effort to stop the deadlock. they've been meeting since earlier this month, trying to hash out an agreement on a deadline set for july 20th. negotiators have agreed on more than half of the details, but he says they've made little progress on the toughest issues. the sides remain at odds on how far iran should reduce its nuclear program. u.s. secretary of state john
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kerry and his counterparts from britain, france and germany will join the talks. >> secretary kerry's coming to sit down with the iranians and gauge whether they are ready to take some of the really critical choices they're going to have to take here. >> kerry will then advise president barack obama how to proceed. world health organization officials say an outbreak of the ebola virus has been linked to more than 500 deaths in west africa. the epidemic may spread further. a w.h.o. spokesperson said in geneva on friday there have been 888 confirmed or suspected cases. the outbreak began in march. the number of new cases has been declining, but is growing rapidly in sierra leone. the group, doctors without borders has set up an operations
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center in east sierra leone, where many infections have been reported. the group says it's treated more than 70 patients during the past two weeks. it's also doubled the number of beds to deal with the growing number of cases. >> normally we try to be a step before -- we are completely too late, we need more experts. we need medical staff. >> the medical group is calling on local residents to avoid contact with infected people and to see a doctor immediately if they show symptoms of the disease. u.s. based wrong line retailer amazon is asking for government permission to test fly delivery drones, the company has been developing small unmanned helicopters, designed to deliver merchandise to customers. amazon officials say the company has filed an application with the federal aviation administration. permission to fly the drones outdoors.
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testing would begin at headquarters in the state of washington. the seattle company's developing small unmanned aircraft, capable of carrying up to 2.3 kilograms of goods and self-navigate iing locations to gps coordinates. the goal is to deliver packages to customers within 30 minutes. the faa in tests to allow commercial flights of drones after drawing up safety guidelines as early as autumn next year. amazon officials 15i it's technically possible to start an aerial delivery service before the end of next year. now, world cup soccer final highlights from brazil, the host nation failed to wing third place in its match against the netherlands.
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brazilian striker neymar injured in a game against colombia watched from the bench. just three minutes after the kickoff, the dutch were awarded a penalty shot. van percy puts the ball well out of the reach of cesar. at 17 minutes, the netherlands blynn blasted in his goal. at 38 minutes, brazil's free kick was kicked on. the netherlands scored again at the end of regulation time, giving them a 3-0 victory. the results shattered brazil's remaining pride.
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>> colombia's hamas rodrigez remains the top scorer with six goals. thomas is in second place with five. robin van percy's goal on saturday takes him to third place along with neymar and messi. the final between germany and argentina will be held on sunday to decide the world cup champion. argentina is going for a third title. germany a fourth. coming up, a three-day weather forecast for selected cities.
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that's all for now on newsline. thank you for joining us. talk business. and hong kong homebuyers are looking for something affordable, and they're looking in tokyo. hello. you're watching "asia biz forecast."

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