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announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour. i'm jane dutton in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes... [ gunfire ] ..gunfire in burundi's capital following the announcement by the army that it overthrew the president residents stopped searching for people in a factory fire in the philippines.
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the two nations met in china to boost relations spanish football is in crisis. we are waiting for a court to rule on a player strike which looks set to ruin the rest the season of the live to mad ride for an update. we begin in burundi where an attempted feud has caused fighting in the capital bujumbura, heavy gunfire has been held all around the capital. media outlets have been targeted. the had of the army said the coupe failed and forces loyal to president pierre nkurunziza is in control. burundi's president tried to return home from tanzania where he was attending, but was not allowed to hand. let's cabinet the latest
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from malcolm webb. malcolm, we know that the president has been trying to get home. any idea where they are now. what are the chances of them returning. >> well, the last we heard is he is in tanzania, in their capital, with plans to travel here. the last he heard is soldiers supporting the leader of the coup. we keep getting new bits of information. some key locations are changing hands, and changing back again fairly fast. it's not exactly clear at the moment. controlling the airport and land borders is crucial. that will determine whether or not the president can come back as he wants to. we heard the chief of the army and the head of the intelligence are loyal to the president. they say senior military
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officers to said he was taking over launching the coup didn't persuade them to join the strike. there's a lot of soldiers and members of the ruling party, described as a militia, fighting on the president's side. we understand that the coup leaders - the people on the president's side has weapons, the coup has the numbers. before, it was units of military and police seen as loyal to the president, that had access to the most weaponry. >> so the potential for growing violence is high then isn't it? >> well things certainly things could escalate. i think the people behind the coup hoped for a quick keen success and hoped it would be over yesterday and things could return to normal soon.
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given that the rural party supporters the increase in support has significant military capability in the capital, throughout the country, that means, of course the fighting going on now is also - there's concern over the possibility of ethnic violence. people we have spoken to say they've been threatened with ethnic violence against the houthi minority. some accuse the ruling party of trying to do that. if things go that way, it could return to violence the civil war ending in 2005. >> meanwhile, east african leaders meeting in tanzania condemned the coup. the tanzanian president called for the return of constitutional order and the ipped to violence.
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>> they are of the view that it does not solve the problems of burundi. we don't accept the coup we condemn it. we call been return to constitutional order. >> conflict prevention and risk analysis researcher at the institute for security studies joins us live from nir ob yi. thank you for joining us. the meeting in tanzania what chance do the leaders have of bringing peace. what can they say or do? >> well the fact that they waited so long to get involved in a fight is already a disadvantage. had it been involved a week ago, there would be a possibility to de-escalate the situation. at this point we'll have to wait how things play out in the rest of the country. i think the people involved in
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the coup know that this is one of their only chances to be able to participate in the political process once thinks calm down should they take over power. the reprisals for those involved will be severe and rightfully so. the east african community cannot condone military sustainability in africa. that being said there were warning signs of the possibility of the fact of the military as things continue to be politicized in burundi. there's a lot of talk about divisions in society, the growing divisions within the military the government before the protests reached the point where they are at now, was trying to use the ethnic card. how much of a worry is ethnic violence not only in burundi, but the neighbouring countries now? >> look, this is something that
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we can't dismiss offhand. the reality of the legacy of ethnic violence in burundi is there, and we have to upgrade within the framework. that being said what is going on at the moment is significant. it's a political constant between various political actors, many of them twun the actors. you have to look at what is happening in the countryside and the fear that people have particularly of tutsi dissent, concerned that the rhetoric will have deadly consequences what we heard since the beginning of the unrest, arguing that the majority of the dissenters were tutsis not satisfied. as the rhetoric is passed around, it is possible that people in the countryside associated with the president may take it upon themselves to
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engage in ethnic violence. the s.n.l. appointment was the victim of the majority of the balance at the end of the government between 2010 and 2013. i think while we can dismiss it, at the moment we need to focus on a political crisis. we need to keep an eye on the possibility of this turning ethnic. if it does countries like rwanda may be increasingly interested in making sure that the situation is sorted as soon as possible. >> good to talk to you. thank you at least nine people have been killed in fighting in north-east nigeria. boko haram fighters launched an attack in the regional capital on wednesday, and the clashes broke when nigerian troops tried to push them back. the army imposed a curfew in the area. >> saudi arabia says houthi rebels in yemen violated the ceasefire 12 times since tuesday. there are reports of heavy
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fighting in the city. the houthis say the saudi-led coalition carried out one air strike and shelled them by sea. hashem ahelbarra is live in the saudi capital. where does this leave the ceasefire at the moment what does it mean? >> jane the saudi-led coalition said that the 5-day violation, that they'll maintain the ceasefire, because they are committed to see the truce work for the coming day so aid can reach people. houthis say there has been violations, there's been targets targetting their position inside yemen. delicate delicate ceasefire. it's something they try to nail down, that can hold and last for an extended period of aid, reaching million of people.
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they are confident the ceasefire will hold despite all the problems. >> where are we as far as holding talks between yemen's different political factions are concerned. jane, we do understand that there will be a major event in the capital. we are in two days from now, basically a new front against the houthis and forces loyal to ali abdullah saleh. political parties, like the sunnis, the socialist. factions are meeting. to create a new alignment. they are running the country in the near future if houthis and troops loyal and are defeated in there. they are looking forward to.
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it will be the end to violence and create an established government. that can be a long way 8 hezbollah fighters have been killed it happened in the qalamoun mountain range. with the help of hezbollah, troops started offenses against the al nusra front in calais moon at the beginning of the month. we have more from beirut. >> there was fighting and clashes in qalamoun mountains. the government and hezbollah announced it made gains, saying it took an area the highest vantage . point, it's where
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sides get goods in and out. the government is key to protect the capital damascus. we know that rebels are in that area. they are from a coalition of rebel groups in the area. they are now relying on hit and run tactics. the death toll for hezbollah over the last two weeks of fighting stands at 25 at least fighters killed in the fighting. now separately and in another development in the capital, beirut, a military court sentenced a former minister to 4.5 years in prison. he was caught trying to bring weapons from syria into lebanon. he was accused of trying to carry out bombings and assassinations to destabilize lebanon. that verdict is seen by the anti-syrian camp as lenient. one political member of the biggest parliamentary block in
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lebanon, the march 14th said the verdict was a farce. >> police in baghdad said a shia group set fire to a center and spread to houses. it follows support that some were targeted with gunfire. >> reporter: the overnight violence in baghdad was sectarian in nature. it happened in a mainly sunni neighbourhood in the iraqi capital. shia pilgrims gathered outside an office run by sunni religious authorities. they set the building on fire, while chanting religious slogans. they were reacting to rumours. the pilgrims were in a
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neighbouring district to commemorate the death of a shia imam. iraqi forces say the situation is under control. police have been deployed in the area. they have towards who protect against violence. it's not clear if it's enough it allay the fears of sunnis. the prime minister blamed what he called terrorists for spreading rumours and instigating the violence. sunni religious figures and other talks are taking place. the prime minister is trying to ease sectarian centers. >> we avoided the civil right. there are a few people that are trying to play with the minds of the people. the iraqis are aware. >> over recent days there was numerous car bombings targetting
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the pilgrims gathering in baghdad. many sunnis in the capital fear they will be punished. the pilgrimage ends on thursday the violence is not expected to end. politicians are warning that the achievements against the islamic state of iraq and levant has not been accompanied by political reconciliation. >> even if we win the war, and get the place back and we maintain the sectarian environment, then i am sure that things will blow up in the future. probably that is now. authorities are trying to portray the violence as an is rated implement. this is a country at war, not just against i.s.i.l. but communities have not made piece with each other the is military says there
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is no evidence that the deputy leader of i.s.i.l. has been killed. the iraqi defence ministry says abdul rahman died when jets hit the mosque he was in. the u.s. says there was military activity, no mosques were targeted. rosalind jordan has this update from washington d.c. . >> the u.s. military says it conducted coalition air strikes in northern iraq overnight tuesday into wednesday. but the military spokesperson tells al jazeera that what did not happen is fighter jets did not strike and hit a mosque in that community, and a spokesperson says it's not clear whether people on the ground were injured or killed, and it's not confirmed whether or not the number two leader of i.s.i.s., el-afri, was one of those killed in the attack.
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the ongoing coalition airstrikes are meant to degrade i.s.i.l.'s ability to conduct operations against the military and civilians in their path. u.s. says they have been using intelligence and working with the iraqi military to make sure civilians in places of worship are not targeted through the air raids. it is raising questions about the u.s. military's operations in a part of the world where it had been at war for more than nine years . >> more to come on the newshour. heading to where they are not wanted. rohingya asylum seekers continue to make the dangerous journey to malaysia and indonesia we look at a push to encourage drug companies to develop new antibiotics to fight super-bug infections. then there were two. the finalists for the champion's league battle of berlin has been confirmed. robin tells you about it later
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in sport a taliban attack on a hotel in the afghan capital ended with 14 killed. seven foreigners and seven afghans were among the dead. 74 escaped after an hour-long fight. rescuers stopped searching for bodies of those killed in a factory fire in the philippines, at least 72 decide in the blaze in a shoe factory in manila up to 300 were inside at the time. some are missing. it's not clear if search operations will conclude. >> we are right outside the factory, a fire that took more than 7 hours to put out.
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up to 70 were trapped. the total numbers are undetermined because the owner of the factory cannot give a tally as to how many were working there. it took more than 10 hours before recovery operations started. there were questions over security and safety of the building for the rescuers. there's a strong smell already of rotten flesh. families have been coming forward. they have been waiting for news about their loved ones. local government at the moment unable to give news, except that everyone trapped in there perished in the fire. now this is the staircase that leads to the second floor. that is where most of the bodies are trapped and the concentration of the fire also. local government admits that this process of identifying the bodies, handing over the bodies will take time. the president has already demanded a thorough investigation start to
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determine what happened as soon as possible, and to make those who are responsible accountable. there has been a surge in asylum seekers from bangladesh and myanmar to indonesia and malaysia. it's caused a crackdown. a major destination for the people smuggling expert. malaysians detained for man 1,000 rohingya migrants. many children. days earlier hundreds off the coast were rescued. we are joint from an asul um center in malaysia. you have been talking to the rohingya asylum seekers. how do they describe their journey, and what happened? >> yes, we have been speaking to most of the 584 asylum seekers who were stranded here in aceh in indonesia and they are
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telling us that they spent 2-3 months on the boat. normally the journey from myanmar to indonesia took a week, but the journey took this long because the people smugglers kept the people on the boat, even before departing from waters in myanmar to their destination in malaysia. they spent a long time waiting for the boat to be filled with people. so they could get more money and the smugglers took them to malaysia, because it was so difficult for them to land there, they came to indonesia. asylum seekers themselves had no idea where they were going to land. before the coast, they told them they were going to leave. they held them at gunpoint. they left with a speed boat and the asylum seekers - they only could save themselves. basically they tried to get the boat to the shore here and then they were rescued by local people here. it was a horrific journey, there
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was hardly any people on the boat. there's a lot of children. 60 small children and 100 unaccompanied minors under 18. and they came without their parents, looking for safety and a new life in malaysia. >> it sounds horrifying. the u.n.h.c.r. said that thousands are at sea now. any efforts in the region to rescue them? they are telling us that they left with several boats from myanmar. two were stranded in malaysia so four of them are unaccounted for, and the people, the asylum seekers are worried about their fate. and u.n.h.c.r. was telling us that thousands are at sea, and it's making a strong plea to the governments here in indonesia and malaysia to try to rescue them to go out. use boats and helicopters to save them from the sea before it's too late.
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time is running out. the conditions are very bad. >> thank you in peru police fired tear gas at sugar plant workers on strike. the group has not been to work for more than 30 days because they say they haven't been paid for two months. protesters threw rocks and molotov cocktails at a police station after their colleagues were arrested in the day. the strikers bought sugar plant workers to a halt u.s. investigators say a train that crashed and killed at least 7 people in philadelphia was travelling at twice the speed limit when it came off the tracks. a system called positive train control could have prevented it from derailing. we have this report from philadelphia. >> reporter: twisted metal snaking train carriages off the
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tracks signs of a night of chaos and drama. several kills, hundreds sent to the hospital after an amtrak train from washington d.c. to new york city derailed moments after pulling out of a station in philadelphia. it was the worst crash in decades. u.s. transport safety officials said they saw the train on vied o when it came off the tracks tuesday night. a system called positive train control could have prevented it >> we have called for positive train control, it's on the most wanted list. congress mandated that it be installed by the end of this year. so we are very keen on positive train control. based on what we know now right now, we feel had such a system been installed in this section of track, the accident would not have occurred. >> the cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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like crashes before it, it raised calls for urgent funding to improve crumbling infrastructure and safety. amtrak is america's largest train company partially subsidised by the government. it's controversial in congress. hours after the crash, a bill making its way through congress passed its first hurdle and could heavily slash amtrak funding if it becomes law. >> we have a problem in a sense that we are under-investing in infrastructure overall, and particularly in transportation. the money we are spending is not necessarily spent on the most cost effective projects. it's a dual problem of not enough money out there and not spent as effectively as it could be. >> reporter: former congressman patrick murphy was on the train and narrowly escaped death and now is not the time to talk politics. >> people talk politics. i'm blessed that i was able to go home and kiss my wife and kids.
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so... ..i'm blessed, man. >> reporter: while the train derailment was no doubt a tragedy, accidents like this are rare in the u.s. this route between new york city and washington d.c. sees thousands of trains back and forth every year, most reach their destination with no major incidents. that does not console those on the doomed train, but likely will spark outcries if the crash was one rare occurrence or a sign of larger problems on the train tracks of america. let's get the weather. rob, how about a check on a storm in south asia. >> yes, there's recovering in nepal. if you look at the satellite, it's a bright cloud. it's about 24 hours ago. if we run the sequence that goes east.
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there's nothing much to replace it. in actual fact it was 5mm of rain. conditions from that point of view are quite good. rain further south is a bit different. 34 millimetres. this is, if you remember where you get the big thunder storms to produce tornados. that is a lot of rain from one thunderstorm. the biggest amount though is in india. 133 millimetres, and it's down the western side of the peninsula where most of the rain is still falling. which is a surprise. come 1st of june, that's where you expect the rain to come in and true of further east. myanmar and beyond. it looks like it's been in that area for a while. it has. it's coming through the far north. it is rain not snow. so much snow this is now recently opened to areas to the
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east, where tourists can go. they'll go west and east in the next two days. >> thank you. still ahead on the programme... >> i'm in kathmandu, where after the earthquake buildings such as this are a threat to the people living around them. >> and the sport in a moment, including details of a lucky cape for an ind yea car driver. robin with the details -- indy car driver. robin has the details.
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the top stories on al jazeera - heavy fighting erupted in burundi's capital bujumbura. military factions loyal to the president pierre nkurunziza are said to be fighting those loyal to the coup leader. saudi arabia says houthi rebels in yemen violated a ceasefire 12 times since it began on tuesday night. the houthis say saudi-led forces carried out at least one air strike rescuers have stopped searching for bodies of those killed in a factory fire in the philippines. 72 died in a blaze in a shoe factory in manila. >> india's prime minister arrived in china on the first leg of a 3-nation visit. it is narendra modi's first visit to china since being elected last year and he touched down in xi jinping's home town. india and china are expected to cement economic ties by signing
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multi billion trade and investment deals. the two countries have deep economic and historical ties. they are countries linked by the so-called silk road trade route for more than 2,000 years. their modern relationship started in 1950. india was one of the first countries to recognise the people's republic of china as the legitimate government of mainland china. china's main export to india is machinery, in return india sends iron ore, baux it and manganees to steel and automotive factories. it's been affected by a border dispute where both have a heavy presence. china is suspected of having crossed. >> india is weary of strong links to pakistan. china is concerned about the trade and military activities in
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the south china sea. this is a former advisor to india's ministry of finance, and joins us now from new delhi. clearly a very important meeting about to take place, what do you think india's focus is here? >> india's focus would be to get chinese investment into india, that is it what it needs the most. the cash is mostly with china, and india needs chinese investment to kick start the investor training. narendra modi would be talking to the chinese about investing, particularly to offset the huge trade deficit every year. last year it was $42 billion, and is increasing. we can't have one-sided train. and india would be looking for chinese investments to export out of india, to bridge that gap.
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this is number one. number two on the priority... >> considering the distrust between the two sides, how easy or hard is it going to be to improve the trade ties, four one? >> well, look at china's record. the biggest trading partner is japan. a country it dislikes intensely, but they have a relationship filled with animosity and acrimony. the second biggest partner is the united states a country with whom it is in open competition all over the world. so not bad political relationships never came in the way of good... >> never got in the way of money. india... >> beg your pardon. >> never gets in the way of money. talk me through the highway india, china - india was not
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keep on this. they seem to have gotten on board. why have they now and what role will kashmir play. >> i think it's an important link. if it happens, it benefits and will connect the rich markets of southern china with eastern india, which is kind of pretty backward compared to the rest of the india. the linkage which passes through bangladesh and myanmar could be a game changer for the whole of asia if the two countries have easy access to each other. there are economic ties that both will flourish. this is what india is coming aboard to and realising. i think you know we'll try to take the with china. meantime you know, we have a common goal with china. industrially it's different. we are not linked easily.
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we have to come through to get to india. >> it could be more dynamic. excuse me for interrupting you, good to have your thoughts. >> the death poll in nepal from this major aftershock rose to 110, happening three weeks after an quake killed. the disaster left buildings across the capital. too dangerous for people to go inside. >> even after the earthquake kathmandu looks serene. when you look closer the cracks appear. this large apartment complex was evacuated during the earthquake. it's a threat to those lie in the shadow. >> >> very dangerous town. sounds like irritable sounds. >> reporter: this man and his
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family lived here for 30 years. the building, he says, is more frightening than the earthquake. . >> it swings like tree. i am scared with this, maybe wind is fall down. >> reporter: next door the local butcher says he was too afraid to reopen for business following the earthquake. after three weeks with no income, he had no choice. >> translation: we are really worried, because the building may fall down on us. we have no choice. >> these people fear another aftershock could bring all this crashing down. up the road, chipping away at the long list of damaged buildings, municipal engineering teams carry out spot inspections. there is a lot of bad news. . >> i recommend this is upset
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building. >> there is good news for some. building inspectors say it's okay. for those whose homes are safe, the risk remains. this building is not just a menacing reminder of the earthquake, it's a disaster. if it were to collapse, it could devastate the neighbourhood. the apartment complex has been declared off limits. neighbours say it shouldn't have been built in the first place, alleging that city officials were bribed. while corruption in the construction industry is an open secret the city's chief told al jazeera, there's no proof, but the high-rise building, in ruins, represents a threat to the surrounding community, and says the government is too busy to address the problem. homes around are abandoned. this man says the stress is too much for him and his family, forcing him to leave his childhood home. for now, with uncertainty looming over their heads, they can do little else bud move on
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with their lives. key strategies of the u.s. backed war on drugs in columbia may be on the way out. the national drugs agency is said to decide whether to ban a herbicide used to address illegal cocoa fields for decades. since the 1990s, crop dusters have been spraying chemicals on fields throughout columbia, it's been a centrepiece of the u.s.-funded effort to curb the country's production of cocaine. after 20 years and billions of dollars, columbia is ready for an aboutface. >> we are the only country in the world using fumigation against illegl crops. studies shows there's a heath risk. i'm asking the national drug council to suspend fumigation. >> reporter: saying that it caused skin rashes and diseases
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which researchers confirmed. >> translation: we demonstrated that there was a strong statistical correlation between those campaigns and illnesses. >> reporter: for those trying to make a living, the chemical made a limited effect on the targets. >> if cocoa is sprayed you cut it down, four months later it regrows. legal crops are gone for good. fumigating is counterproductive. there's other ways to negotiate alternatives to cocoa here in this village farmers tried the alternative. as part of a government-funded substitution programme they switched to peppers and cocoa. it was not enough. this is one of them. he said making the switch was difficult and expensive. it paid until last act when the field was paid again.
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>> hundreds of farmers have stopped growing cocoa have seen their legal crops destroyed this year by the indiscriminate use of fumigation. >> translation: we feel stabbed in the back. after the sacrifices why did we get hit. how can you go back? >> if fumigation is scrapped the government will focus on alternative methods such as force manual eradication, and promises to step up cocaine trafficking rings the farmers feel that ending fumigation is a fundamental first step. unless the government provides development in the regions, many will continue to seek cocoa as the best option health experts say new super strains of diseases are making antibiotics useless. illnesses like tuberculosis this
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killed millions could be a danger. there's a push to encourage drug companies to develop effective medications. a typhoid clinic in zimbabwe, these pictures were filmed during a 2012 outbreak affecting 1500. typhoid, spread in contaminated water or food can be treated with antibiotics. a super strain reisiting antibiotics is spreading around the world, and as more infections are drug resistant. it's worrying health experts. the world health organisation warned that we are heading towards what we call a post antibiotic era meaning much of modern medicine could become impossible. they have raised the prospect of infections that used to kill millions in europe becoming like tuberculosis become ing a danger once again. >> now a u.k.-based initiative wants drug companies to invest
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$2 billion in researching more effective medicines. the money would come from governments worldwide, costing up to $37 billion over 10 years. a hefty sum, but the man heading the project insists that ignoring the problem would be more expensive. >> we estimated if we don't do these things, it will cause world g.d.p. to be $100 trillion smaller than otherwise would be the case in 35 years time. so as a person that thought of risk versus reward for much of my adult life, $37 billion is nothing. the idea would remove the commercial incentive for drugs firms to sell as many antibiotics as possible. >> that is important. the more the drugs are used, the more the bacteria is resistant.
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over prescription by doctors is not the only problem. most antibiotics consumed are in the eu is for factory farm animals, to produce meat faster. the british government says the world needs to work on the demand side of the problem, as well as supply. >> we need to, first and fore most prevent people getting infected in the first place, and secondly to ensure that we make the best use of the antibiotics that we have, that we preserve the antibiotics. according to the w.h.o., three-quarters of countries have no plan to deal with growing antibiotic resistance. if the new initiative can convince them it's a problem, many lives can be saved still ahead - a spanish court rules on the legality of a players strike in the country. we go to madrid for reactions in a moment.
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most people can only dream of having a garden in the sky. in france it's mandatory for some buildings to have a green rooftop. it's a new law aimed at improving air quality and cutting energy. emma haywood with more from paris. >> reporter: cecil tends to a little piece of green paradise. green space is at a premium, and this garden is on top of a shopping center on the isle
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power. >> translation: there's no space in paris to grow things. roofs off an interesting area. it's part of the debate in global warming. >> reporter: in some parts of paris, tarmac and paths are replaced by sail. under a new law roofs on commercial buildings will have to be partially green. the whole idea behind this is not just to make everything look that bit nicer, it's to improve biodiversity and air quality too. pollution can be a problem in paris. the smog sometimes forces the authorities to ban half the cars from coming into the city. green roofs are sold as one fairly inexpensive solution. >> translation: green roofs are important to develop. they improve the quality of life. in paris we don't have much green space compared to other
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capitals. it's interesting for bio biodiversity and there's an impact. some parts capture heavy metals. >> reporter: some believe the green roof law could and should have gone further. >> the fine particles are no way absorbed by a few green roofs on a few commercial buildings in industrial zones. it's ridiculous. >> reporter: as with new seeds that are sown. it may be some seasons before the full results of the new law are known gardens won't last long in the city l they. what is happening in sport. >> there's plenty going on. good to have you along. we are hearing that a spanish court in the last half hour ruled against a player strike in the country so the la liga season should go ahead as scheduled from this week. and the dispute that threatened
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to derail a final sets around a tv law, seeing a greater share of revenue amongst all clubs. teams netted their own tv -- negotiated their own tv deals, but the spanish government wants it sold as a package. the players union and football federation is against the law backed by the league. lee wellings is live in madrid. unconfirmed reports that the strike has been declared illegal, what more can you tell us. >> yes this strike is going to be pulled off. i tell you it's not been absolutely confirmed yet. it's this - what has happened is is the court decided that it shount go ahead, it's important for people to save face. there are so many different sides to the dispute. it's given the opportunity for everyone involved to get together at a separate meeting venue, a sports administration venue and discuss how they could have resolved this if they
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haven't gone down the legal value, it means the court doesn't want to rush out a verdict on behalf of one side. there's more aspects of this. at some stage it will be confirmed that the strike is off. still the discussions carry on as to how people can move forward. it will be destructive. >> at this stage it looks like the season is likely to be able to be finished. what would it have meant if the strike did go ahead? >> yes well the court is aware of the damn that would be done to spanish football and it reputation, it's a reason it acted in this way. legally, players do have a right to strike. there's loopholes that people are looking at. imagine a scenario where barcelona are handed the league title without playing a game,
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even though there's two games. or barcelona can't play in the cup final against atletico. that was going to happen. the administrators in spain took it to the brink and brought it together and to order by the court. they'll have to come up with something, that's what the court wants. >> no doubt you'll keep a close eye on developments. thank you, live from madrid. the champion's league is unfeated by the hap things in spain -- happenings in spain and the line-up is confirmed. juventus will join barcelona, the newly crowned champions booked their place, seeing off real madrid 3-2, aggregates. madrid looking to finish without major silver ware. the celebrations to juventus meeting their first final since 2003. >> translation: it's an extraordinary group. i'm proud of them. they absolutely wanted to reach the fine. with all the difficulty, they
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did their best pt the squad played with -- best. the squad played with confidence and improved their way of playing. >> translation: we did our best we worked hard played well with a lot of opportunities. we are sad, we are out of the competition. we must think about the next two games, for the season well. >> trouble off the pitch in spain, affecting barcelona, in a separate court case. judges ordered the league leaders to stand trial on tax charges, related to the 2013 signing of neymar junior. barcelona are accused of deliberately declaring a transfer fee to the taxman. 30 million less, in a bid to avoid taxes. the united states splinter team have been stripped of the silver medals from the 2012 london olympics as a result of tyson gay's doping case. he said the i.s.c. idea the
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olympic committee of their gags. gay returned after receiving a one-year drugs ban. his three team-mates and two squad members will have to hand back theirs as well cricket australia announced an independent review into the death of batsman hughes. he died after being struck by a ball during a match. it's hoped the review will help prevent a similar accident and promised to release the findings to the public the 183km stage 6 of the gir giro d'italia just started. the 2008 winner alberto contador finished fourth to move into the leaders' pink jersey the n.b.a. the golden state warriors have gone 3-2 up in the western conference series. the memphis grizzlies will play.
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98-78 was the win. stephen curry sank six three pointers. >> it was a good movement. we were down we had to get the crowd into it and end as strongly as we did. it was important to go through it again. the n.h.l.'s eastern conference between the new york rangers and washington capitals ended in dramatic fashion, trailling 3-1 in the second round series. the rangers needed a big performance and a comeback in game 7. that's what they got. tied at 1-all. it took 12 minutes of overtime, putting the rangers ahead, beating the capitals, and sending them to the final, which is against tampa bay. >> some of the world's best surfers have been competing in rio and expressing concerns
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about the water quality ahead of the olympics. a report released said part of the beach in rio where the event is happening was not clean enough for swimming. there has been 32 water quality reports, and only eight found water clean enough for swimming or a water sport. infrastructure in the city has been blamed for the pollution. >> it's not too bad. it's not superclean but, yes, it could be cleaner. but i think the biggest thing is the rubbish washing up on the beach. that's what makes me sad. >> before i go, speck tack awe lar images were indy car. this is a brazilian competing in the indianapolis 500. the car flips, goes airborne but the driver walks away unharmed. remarkable. despite the less than ideal preparation, he's due to take part in qualifying on saturday.
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that's your sport for now. more later. >> that was extraordinary. thank you movies and money are mixing in the south of france. film-makers have gathered cannes for the film festival. flash bulbs, film stars and magic. this is what cannes does best. this year's jury led by the cowan brothers, they lined up. excitement reached fever pitch. the stars walking up the red carpet will sit to different films, what usually opens the film festival. it will be a gritty french drama, where normally it's a hollywood blockbuster. directed by a female, 'standing tall' is the story of a troubled boy. as the first female film-maker
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to open the festival in nearly 30 years, they were quick to deny it's tokenism. >> it happens that i'm a woman, i'm honoured by the selection of the film, and not the fact that i was given a fist that is normally given to a man, not a woman. >> this is an international festival, the olympics of the film world. >> it's also our mission and duty to put new names on the map of world cinema. for the rest, we have that balance between the intimate's stories, and film and things which are more involved in terms of political content or social content. we have that too. >> this festival is about celebrating the big screen. there is an increasing crossover between cinema and the internet. it is threatening releases. >> migration of talent is on from tv and is on film producers and distributors minds. netflix moved to digital, the way people are consuming
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content these days, it means they have more power. the distributors are worried about that. over the next two weeks, the city of 75,000 swells to 200,000, and feels that all eyes are on what is happening here. it is what plays inside at cinemas tell us the most about the wort we live in today auction how's christie's sold a billion dollars worth of art in three days. this painting called "afternoon" by joan mitchell went for $5.8 million. andy warhol's "silk screen on kansas", was sold for $56.2 million. and selling for $179.4 million was a so-called version o of pablo picasso. it is the highest on record for a work of art sold at auction. better than gold or property. see you in the next couple of
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[ gunfire ] gunfire in burundi's capital following the army's announcement that it has overthrown the president. >> hello, you're watching al jazeera, i'm jane dutton. rescuers stop searches for victims in a factory fire that killed nearly 213 in the philippines. >> i'm here in kathmandu, where after the earthquake buildings like this are a threat to