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wisdom that goes where nobody else goes... >> my name is imran garda i am the host of third rail and you can find it on al jazeera america >> welcome to another news our from doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes: >> gunfire in burundi's capitol after a coup which the president has condemned. >> rescuers all off search for bodies in a factory fire that's killed at least 72 people in the philippines. >> hoping to boost economic cooperation, india's prime minister arrives in china for a key visit with his trading
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partner. >> we're in paris where the city is sewing the seeds of a building revolution. >> hello good to have you along, it's game on in spain. a court ruled against players. we will have the action later in the program. >> we begin in burundi where rival groups of soldiers are vying for control of the capitol after the army overthrew the president. the president condemned what he calls the coup plotters but says that he will forgive soldiers who surrender. he made comments on state radio just before broadcast was stopped. there's been fighting around the state media compound. heavy gunfire and explosions have been heard across the city. an independent media outlets are targeted. there is confusion over the coup. the head of the army said that
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it's failed and forces loyal to the president are in control. let's take you live to the capitol. al jazeera's malcolm webb is there. what's the latest? >> the last couple of hours have heard very heavy fighting from a short distance, over there from where the national t.v. and radio compound is. there were several dozen soldiers inside, heavily armed loyal to the president and a number of soldiers, greater number outside supporting the coup leader, attacking and trying to get to the enemy. we've heard conflicting reports somebody from the coup side told us they're trying to get the transmitter repaired to make their first broadcast to the whole country.
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others say they control it. information is hard to come why at the moment. >> what is the significance, why would the fighting going on at the moment be around these media establishments? >> >> the radio stations and the t.v. stations that in particular the radio stations have the ability to broadcast nationwide are crucial at this stage. this is not a very developed country, it's one of the poorest in africa. the roads are not good, there's few of them, so radio stations are the key means by which information is spread. whoever controls the radios that can reach the whole country, if you can take control of that radio and say that you are in power, then you're probably 70% or 80% of the way to making that actually come true. today, there's been heavy fighting focused around the
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radio compound. at the moment, people in the countryside maybe don't know that there was an attempted coup yesterday. yesterday, independent radio stations have their rural transmitters shut off by the ruling party a couple of weeks ago. we don't even know what information they've received. up until an hour ago we know that the ruling party is definitely still in control of the broadcast saying the president is still in power. >> many thanks indeed, malcolm webb there in burundi's capitol. meanwhile, east african leaders meeting in tanzania condemned the coup in burundi, calling for the return of constitutional record and end to violence. >> we are of the view that it does not involve the problems of burundi. we don't accept the coup, we condemn it in the strongest terms possible and we call upon
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a return to constitutional order that in country. >> let's get analysis now from nairobi from the project director or central africa at the international crisis group. military leaders past and present in burundi are at odds over who actually holds power right now. you have the major general saying that he doesn't support the president. why is there disagreement now. how highly rewarded or perhaps not is he? >> he is actually very well rewarded among the army, but he did not manage to rally all the generals during last night because some of the generals are part of the entourage of the president. there's definitely a split loyalty in the forces and that's
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why we have that fierce fighting ongoing today. >> does the army have a broader base of public support than the current president? >> >> well, it's very difficult to say, because as i said, the army the burundi army is very divided right now and those divisions are truly reflective of the recent history of the military history the result of of several movements and several political movements so it is very difficult to assess basically who's got the most support from the camp at the moment. >> it's still pretty difficult to tell what the situation actually is on the ground in burundi at the moment, but what
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is the army's record when it comes to seizing and then returning power? >> well, the burundi army engineer add mini coup in burundi and several of the military plotters have a growing sense the president odors the coup in the late 1970's and 1987, was ousted by another military president. i think the situation is quite different from the 1980's and 1990's in the sense that the general is considerate moderate, was part of the moderate faction
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of the n.d.d. and that at a result, he has a way of being respectful of democracy, and there will be -- for the moment, it's very difficult to know who is with him and who is against him, but it's the view that there must be some high ranking party members and also some opposition members so civilians will be also probably in his camp and will push for return to civilian rule as fast as possible. >> really good to talk to you many thanks indeed. project director, central africa of the international crisis group in nairobi. >> eight hezbollah fighters have been killed fighting the syria opposition near the lebanese border. syrian government troops with the help of hezbollah began offensives against the al-nusra front and isil fighters at the
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beginning of the month. more now from al jazeera's correspondent in beirut. >> there is light fighting and clashes in the mountains. hezbollah as well as the syrian government announced it made gains a day before, saying it managed to take an area known as perhaps the highest vantage pointen that area, overlooks almost the entire area. that area is vital for the syrian government, as well as hezbollah. it's where both sides get their weapons in and out and get sent reinforcements across the border. the area is key to protect the capitol damascus. we know rebels are still in that area. they are from a coalition of rebel groups in the area. they are now relying on tactics. the death toll for hezbollah stands at least 25 fighters been killed in the fighting. separately in another development here in the capitol of beirut, a military court
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sentenced a former minister to four and a half years in prison. he was caught trying to bring weapons from syria into lebanon. now he was accused of trying to carry out bombings and assassination to destabilize lebanon and cooperating with the syrian intelligence. that verdict is seen by the anti syria camp as lenient, one political member of the biggest parliamentary block head in lebanon, the march 14 said that verdict was a farce. >> police in iraq's capitol baghdad say a shia group set fires to the offices of a charitable group. the flames spread to homes. shia pilgrims were passing through the neighborhood at the time. it follows reports that some of them were shot at. >> still to come on the program why barack obama is trying to charm gulf leaders worried of a
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deal with iran. >> drug companies developing new antibiotics to fight super bug infections. >> the two finalists for the champions league battle of berlin have been confirmed. robin will be here to tell you about it later in the program in the sport. >> saudi arabia says who houthi rebels violated the ceasefire 12 times since it came into effect on tuesday. there were reports of heavy fighting in the city of taiz. it follows claims by the houthis that the saudi-led coalition carried out at least one air strike and shelled rebels by sea. saudi arabia said it remains committed to the truce. we have more now. >> these are the streets of yemen's capitol sanna. there's a ceasefire in place an opportunity for yemenese who
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have been confined to their homes for weeks tog out and buy food. >> thank god for the truce. we hope all those abroad can return and hope they will he can tend the truce and people will move quickly to provide fuel and food among other things. >> across the border, here in the sawed capitol riyadh, yemen's government in exile has set up an agency to distribute aid across the country but it's a government that has almost no power on the ground. minister of information says political talks are yemen's only chance to avoid an all-out civil war. >> now that we are in a truce of a sort, we hope that eventually we talk, because a political discourse is what we are looking for, but that meansen to the houthis have to sundayer their at least heavy arms. they have to allow the government to do its job and to refrain from taking action in
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violent crimes against humanity. >> yemen's government is led by president adou rabbo mansour hadi. he and his vice president were forced out of power when the houthis took over the capitol. the government is hoping to return as soon as fighting comes to an end but for the time being, they say the houthis and the former president ali abdullah saleh should face trial. >> there has been systemic crimes against humanity committed in yemen. in aden, reef gees are fleeing their homes in boats. it is a crime. >> reconciliation in yemen may be a long way. weeks of fighting have deepened the divide between the country's feuding factions. yemen's main political factions are expected to meet here in riyadh in the coming days to form a new alliance against the houthis and forces loyal to
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former president ali abdullah saleh. they hope to build international support for the new alliance that is likely to run the country in the near future. al jazeera riyadh. >> representatives from gulf nations are in the united states for a summit at camp david with president barack obama. on the agenda is iran's nuclear deal regional security and the isil threat. >> as they arrive for dinner one by one on the south lawn of the white house, there is a noticeable absence the kings of saudi arabia and bahrain decided at the last minute to stay away. despite that in the oval office with the crown prince of saudi arabia u.s. president barack obama stressed the alliance. the president wanted to reassure gulf allies that any potential deal over the iran nuclear program won't put them at risk.
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ben rhodes told me when it comes to the issue of a new defense treaty, that isn't going to happen. >> a treaty is not something we're looking at. that takes a long time to negotiate and develop. it took decades to build our nato alliance and asian security alliances. what we can do is we can provide a clear assurance that if our d.c.c. partners face a threat, we will come to their defense. >> instead the u.s. is going to offer to help the g.c.c. build a missile defense system and additional military training and exercises, the white house hoping that a white house dinner and a day at camp david will be enough to earn their support. al jazeera washington. >> live now to camp david, al jazeera's alan fisher is there. not all leaders expected to attend have done so. what message does that send and how does it impact the talks?
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>> this is a bit of an embarrassment for the obama white house. if up vital the saudi king and announce he's coming and a couple of days later he says actually, i'm not that is embarrassing. the americans believe they can get work done here. the g.c.c. wants to feel the love from the americans that they are not being neglected or pushed aside. an arabic newspaper published thursday, barack obama said we know iran is involved outside its borders. we know it's involved in yemen. we know what its involvement with hezbollah and what it's doing in syria. his how much bolder it would be if it had a nuclear weapon. what we're doing is good for the gcc, middle east and united states. will that be enough for the g.c.c.? perhaps not. united arab emirates say we want
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a peace treaty, something on paper. that isn't going to happen from the americans. perhaps find some sort of resolution saying we are very committed to the g.c.c. and you have to trust us when we go through this negotiation with the iranians. that will undoubtedly dominate the three sessions that are going to be held at camp david. other things will be touched on, yemen, obviously and the continuing battle against isil. they have got support of the saudis and others in that battle. they want to make sure that they stay onboard don't get deflected by what's going on in yemen and continue to combat isil in iraq and syria. there's a lot to go over are in a short space of time and barack obama has to convince the g.c.c. that he's their friend and hope that the g.c.c. gives their love
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back. >> al jazeera's senior political analyst is with us now. what do you make of the no-show from the king of saudi arabia and bahrain's leader? >> well you know within, just camp david by the way invokes all kinds of negative memories for arabs. they are almost allergic to camp david. they are either squeezed there or get out without an agreement and get humiliated as with the palestinians in 2000. putting that aside i think this summit is not necessarily well prepared for. the gulf leaders are quite upset with barack obama for a number of reasons one is that he coordinates an entire campaign agreement with iran, what they call pivot to iran without getting back to them. there's a whole nuclear deal
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with iran that is going to allow them to enrich uranium in the long term and there is no such thing happening in the gulf. in his interview a few weeks ago, obama said that the threat to the gulf region is not coming from iran, it will come from domestic discontent. those statements are alarming for the gulf leaders and they know nothing is going to happen in a summit that takes care of them. hence this meeting, will be only one of several coordinated steps, if you will, that will end up reinforcing gulf-american relations. >> as far as the iran issue is concerned, the white house is hiding nothing as far as you're concerned, they're never going to change the gulf state's attitude to iran. >> i think this is almost understood now. it's almost a fait de acompli.
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the question is what is the united states ready to do for the gulf unreturn. i think that's just what we heard from rhodes with our correspondent patty calendar has in saying there will be no treaty. the united states is not willing to commit for the type of commitment it has towards europe and southeast asia. basically, you end up with something similar to defense systems, strategic commitment and so on and so fort. what the gulf countries insist on is a renewal of the so-called carter doctrine, which means that the united states will be ready to protect the security of the gulf countries but not just on a friendly matter, but done officially strategically on paper and there will be the hardware necessary. i think that's what the gulf countries want. >> many thanks. al jazeera senior political analyst live in london. >> a taliban attack on a hotel in the afghan capital killed 14,
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nine foreigners and five afghans were among the dead. the neighborhood is considered one of the most secure in kabul with united nations compound nearby. >> i do know how can we bring the afghan to enter the hotel? >> there was a party at the hotel. i saw the attacker sitting at the first table. i got worried because i had not seen this guest before. he then dragged out his gun and fired on foreign guests. there were 12 guests in the restaurant and he shot everyone. >> rescuers in the philippines say they've found owl bodies of those killed in the factory fire and called off the research. 72 died in the shoe factory. up to 300 people were there at the time. >> this is one of manila's
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deadliest fires engulfing most of the factory lasting more than seven hours. for most of the workers there was no way out. this man is desperate for answers. his children and granddaughter were working in the factory when the fire broke out. this morning he went inside and had a look. the chance that they survived are slim. >> the only thing left are burnt bones, skulls. they've all melted, along with the metal. do you see those windows? even cats won't be able to escape, what's more my children. how do i find what's left of them? >> we heard a big explosion and everything went brack. that took seconds. those on the second floor, it was impossible for them to survive. >> like many other plants here in this mostly poor area north of the capital this factory manufactures products for the high e. owned market, expensive
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rubber sandals produced by workers who make less than three u.s. dollars a day. they have no medical benefits or job security. >> for the families waiting for news about their loved ones, the situation has never been more confusing. the local government cannot confirm whether security, safety regulations have been followed by this company. the owner of the factory unable to confirm the total number of workers that worked in that factory. >> the death toll keeps rising. >> the priority now is to assist the families and provide what they need. we've also asked for help from the national government, and the police to help identify the bodies. >> the president's orders are clear, conduct a thorough investigation and hold those responsible accountable. for those grieving, the charge remains that this factory may not provide closure.
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it is too late now they say their loved ones have already paid the ultimate price. al jazeera manila. >> all right let's get a weather forecast now. our meteorologist will tell us about flooding in texas but potentially good news rewarding wet weather for california. >> in texas, it seems to be a state attracting rain at the moment. the gulf of mexico is two degrees warmer than it should be so feeds moisture into texas. it's been houston recently, but now closer to the south coast. these rivers are about two meters above where they should be, above flood level. some have broken their banks. that's the result from that. the amount of rain recorded, 151 millimeters. we're talking that amount of rain that's fallen within the
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last two days. obviously it causes flooding. skies look clear at the moment, rain going eastward. the eastern states, possible rain here. there is a frontal system trapped in the rockies. over the next 24-36 hours there could be a significant amount of rain and a bit of snow for the know pack. the rain might far as far south at l.a. at the same time, i can't say texas will be free from showers. they are on their way back once more. >> many thanks indeed. >> many only dream of having a garden in the sky but in france it's mandatory for some new buildings to have a green rooftop. it's aimed at improving air quality and cutting energy use.
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>> green pace is at a premium here and this communal garden is on top of a shopping center not far from the eiffel tower. >> there are no spaces in paris to grow things, so roofs offer a really interesting area to do things. it's all part of the debate on how to stop global warming. >> in some parts of paris tiles are replaced by grass plants, flowers and soil. this isn't just a growing trend. under a new law all roofs on no commercial buildings in industrial areas in france will have to be partially green. >> the whole idea behind this isn't just to make everything look that bit nicer. it's to try to improve bio diversity and air quality too. >> pollution can be a problem in paris. the smog sometimes forces the authorities to ban half the cars
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from coming into the city. green roofs are sold as one fairly inexpensive solution. >> green roofs are important to develop, because they improve our quality of life. in paris we don't have much green space compared to other european capitals. it's interesting for bio diversity and there's a real impact on pollution. we can capture dust particles and heavy metals. >> some believe this allow should and could have been further. >> these fine particles are in no way absorbed by a few green roofs on commercial buildings in industrial zones. it's completely ridiculous. >> as with any new seeds that are sewn, it may be some seasons before the full results of this new law of known. al jazeera in paris. >> we're approaching the midway point on this news hour. still to come on the program india's prime minister if my and
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>> good to have you with us with the news hour on al jazeera. burundi's president has condemned what he calls coup platters. rival groups of soldiers are vying for control of the capitol
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and fighting reported around the state media compound. it is believed ran is backing houthi rebels in yemen. >> rescuers in the philippines have found all the bodies are those killed in a factory fire. 72 people died in the plays at a shoe factory in manila. >> india's prime minister arrived in china on the first leg of a three nation visit. the two leaders met in the president's hometown. india and china are expected to comment economic ties by signing multi-billion dollars trade and investment deals. it's the penalty's first visit to cline in a since elected last year. >> former advisor to india's minister of finance told us despite political differences there's optimism about the chance of increased economic cooperation between the two.
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>> india's focus would be to get chinese investment into i understand i can't. that is what is needed. india needs chinese investments to kickstart industrial programs. the president would be talking about offsetting the huge trade deficit. last year it was $42 billion and it's increasing. we captain have this one type of trade. india would be looking for chinese investments to be to answer ported out of india to bridge the gap. chain nap's second biggest trading partner is the united states, in open competition all over the world. >> the death toll in nepal has
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ridessen to 110 it happened three weeks after a major earthquake killed 8,000 people. some buildings are too dangerous for people to enter. >> even after the earthquake, katmandu looks serene, but when you look closer, the cracks appear. this large apartment complex was evacuated during the earthquake. it's now a threat to those living in its shadow. >> very dangerous. sounds like this. [ indicating ] >> he and his family lived here 30 years. the building, he says is more frightening than the earthquake. >> this building swings like
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tree. >> next door, the local butcher tells us he was too afraid to reopen for business, but after three weeks with no income, he had no choice. >> i'm really worried because the building might fall down on us but we have no choice. >> these people fear another after shock could bring all this crashing down. up the road, chipping away at the list of damaged buildings engineering teams carry out spot inspections. there is a lot of bad news. >> i recommend that this is not stay of building. >> there is good news for those afraid to enter their own homes. building inspectors say it's ok here, but even for those whose homes are safe, the risk remains. >> this building is not just a menacing reminder of the earthquake, it's a potential disaster in itself. fit were to collapse, it could devastate this entire
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neighborhood. >> the apartment complex has been declared off limits. neighbors say it should not have been built in the first place alleging city officials were bribed. while corruption in the construction industry is an open secret, there is no proof that this high rise building now in ruins does represent a threat to the surrounding community. the government is too busy to address the problem. >> homes around the park view horizon are abandoned. the stress is too much for this man and his family and forcing him to leave his childhood home. with uncertainty looming, he can do little else but carry on. al jazeera katmandu. >> there's been a surge in asylum seekers from bang la lesch and myanmar. it follows a crackdown on human trafficking in thailand.
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malaysia detained more than 1,000 bang la certain and rohingya migrants including children. hundreds stranded off the coast of indonesia were rescued. >> a train that trashed in philadelphia was traveling at twice the speed limits when it came off tracks. ten people are in hospital in critical condition. experts say the accident could have been prevented if the train had the latest as he can following this fitted. >> we have called for positive train control for many, many years. it's on our most wanted list. congress has 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 we feel had such a system been installed in this section of track, this accident would not have occurred.
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>> we have our correspondent in philadelphia. this train was traveling at twice the speed limit. does anyone know why? >> that's the big question. why was the conductor who spent years driving that train along this pat not know to slow down. right now there are 12 families here in philadelphia who say that they are still missing loved ones, part of the difficulty is that so many of those people boarded the train just before it derailed and not enough of their tickets had been starched. that's one of the difficulties that the mayor that come up publicly blaming the driver, saying he was going twice the speed limit in an area that has had a history of deadly accidents. 79 people died in aderailment just about a mile from where i'm standing. >> congressman dated that the
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safety system that may have prevented this accident be if id to all trains by the end of the year. congress has just cut amtrak's funding, right? >> right now a small group of lawmakers took the first step toward passing a measure that would reduce funding by about 15%. amtrak has a billion dollars budget. this 15% or roughly $252 million is for their capitol improvement, literally the money they use to upgrade railroad tracks, to get new cars, install these braking systems that some people say may have actually prevented some of these deaths or at least prevented injuries. a lot of republicans in particular say that the system needs to be privatized, that increasing the budget in and of itself is not enough, that the braking systems themselves may not have prevented this.
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there's a lot of political back and forth right now. one thing is certain. this is a deadly accident, hundreds of people were injured and everyone wants to know how to make this heavily traveled section of the railroad more safe for future riders. >> many thanks indeed. >> at least 15 miners are missing a of the a flood at a mine in colombia. it could take days to pitch out the water and reach those trapped. colombia's president said everything will be done to help the victims. we have this report. >> it's an agonizing wait for the relatives of those trapped inside this make that. water flooded three shafts found as deep as 27 meters. rescuers say it could take days before all the water is pumped out of the mine. 15 miners are missing and only a few managed to come out alive. >> i survived because it wasn't my day.
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i was the last one to come out. i was climbing with a friend from the hole, grabbing those poles. my friend didn't make it, because when the mine fills up, it fills with gas and the gas drugs you. >> it's not clear what caused the flooding, but family members accused a local electricity company. >> my son had sensed this. he told me that this would happen and it would be the local electrical company said fault. they had no light. he told me that last week. mom, they are going to be so unfair that they will cut off the light and if they do, a disaster will happen. look, it was not a lie. >> although this mine was operating illegally most gold in colombia is he cantracted through illegal mines. that and unsafe mining laws are believed to have contributed to these accidents. the government says it's doing the best it can to improve conditions for miners.
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>> when i found out this morning, i get precise instructions to the minister of mines, the national mining agency and the risk management unit director, so they can spare no effort to help those people trapped in the mine. our hearts are with the families and we will do everything possible to find them as quickly as possible. >> but for those who say losses are irreparable promises of support don't mean much. al jazeera. >> at least 22 people have been killed in the latest attack in the democratic republic have congo, blamed on you began something rebels. the attack was reported northeast of the country. more than 300 people have been killed in the past months in the north province. the attacks have been attributed to muslim rebels of the allied democratic forces. >> health experts say a new super strain of bacteria or rather strains are making antibiotics useless.
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the world health organization says super bugs could kill 10 million people a year by 2050. health experts are trying to convince drug you companies to invest in making more effective medication. >> a tiified clinic in zimbabwe, pictures filmed during a 2012 outbreak that affected 1500 people. normally typhoid commonly spread in contaminated water or food can be treated to antibiotics, but a new super strain is spreading around the world and as more and more infections become drug resistant is worrying health experts. >> the w.h.o. warns we are headed toward a post antibiotic era, meaning much which modern medicine could become impossible from common surgery to chemotherapy for cancer patients. it's raised the brought spect of many infections that used to
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kill people becoming a danger once again. >> drug companies are asked to invest two blunt in researching more effective medicines. their prize would be one of large payment if they develop the most needed antibiotics. it would come from governments worldwide, costing $37 billion over 10 years. a hefty sum but the man heading the project insists ignoring the problem would be more expensive. >> if we don't do these kind of things, it's going to cause world g.d.p. to be $100 trillion smaller than otherwise would be the case in 35 years time. as a person who has thought of risk versus reward, $37 billion as big as it sounds is nothing. >> the idea would remove the commercial incentive for drug terms to sell as many and and the
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bites as possible. the more the drugs are used, the more the bacteria becomes resistant. overprescription by doctor i guess not the only problem. most antibiotics consumed at the european union are actually for factory farm animals to produce health faster and cheaper. the british world government said the world needs to work on the demand side of the problem as well as supply. >> we need to prevent people from getting infected in the first place and secondly, to ensure that we make the very best use of the antibiotics that we've got that we preserve them. >> 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 will be saved. al jazeera london. >> let's speak to the deputy director of the institute of microbiology and infection and
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professor at the university of birmingham. good to have you on the program. i a bit of a dunce where technical science is concerned use simple language with me here. have we run out of antibiotics? are there none left for us to discover or have we just stopped trying to discover new ones? >> that's actually three questions, so we haven't run out of antibiotics but for some infections, there are very few choices left, and if those drugs are not going to be possible to use in some patients, they might have adverse reactions or maybe allergic to them, doctors are stuck from some infections. the number of patients affected by that increasing every day. secondly, have we discovered everything? no we haven't and there's a lot of research going on around the world, showing lots of novel types of substances that are
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able to stop bacteria growing. now, whether they can be made into drugs to treat people and prevent or stop infection as well as treat them is what we need to see. that's what this announcement today by the o'neill report is so exciting about it's going to start linking up discovery with development from university to small companies with big companies. >> why was this initiative needed in the first place? why has research and development, if you say there are still new and exciting drugs to discover, why haven't we done so? >> over the last 10-15 years companies have merged, merged and there's not as many big pharmaceutical companies as there used to be and those that there are not all of them now want to discover and develop new antibiotics. there's four major companies
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left. the trouble is that whilst there's creativity there the traditional way of discovering antibiotics has been in big companies. the turnedding hasn't been available for universities and companies. some have done it, but it's very very few and it's a drop in the ocean to what's needed. >> thanks for being gentle with me i learned something there. >> the vatican has officially recognized the state of palestinian in a new treaty, the first legal document between the catholic church and palestinian state. it signals the beginning of official diplomatic recognition and comes before president oh abbas is due to visit pope france at the vatican. >> all right still to come on the news hour, all the sport a span be issue court rules on the
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legality of a players' strike in the country. reaction from spain with robin in just a few minutes.
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>> movies and money are mixing once again in the south of france. the cannes film festival is underway. al jazeera is there. >> flash bulbs film stars and festival magic this is what cannes does best. this year's jury led by the
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cohen brothers lined up as the excitement reaches fever pitch. >> the stars walking up the red carpet will sit down to very different films than what usually open this film festival. normally they use a hot blockbuster. >> it is the story of a troubled boy. as the first female film director to open the festival, she denied it was tokenism. >> it so happens that i'm a woman, but i'm honored by the selection of the film and not at all the fact that i was given a gift to this prestigious spot normally given to has man not a woman. >> this is the olympics of the film world. >> it's our mission and duty to put new names on the map of world cinema. for the rest, we have that
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balance between intimate stories and theme which are much more involved in terms of political content or social content. we have that, too. >> this festival is celebrating the big vein, but there is a crossover between cinema and internet threatening big theatrical releases. >> migration of talent to t.v. is something that is very much on film distributors minds. netflix, the way people are consuming content means the likes of netflix have more and more power. distributors are worried about that. >> this city of 75 those swells to 200,000. it feels like all eyes are on what's happening here. the what is in cinema will tell us the most about the world today. >> lights, camera, action,
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here's robin. >> a spanish court suspend add players strike meaning the scheduled season will go ahead. the dispute threatened a premeyer title race and spanish title centered over a t.v. rights law that would see greater revenue amongst all clubs. we have more now from madrid. >> it's been a complicated difficult and in some way damaging days for spanish football but the nightmare scenario has been avoided. legally, it was very complicated, but they have found a way to not only rule against the strike, but also to get all the parties involved together to try and save some fight. the problems are barely beneath the spanish football rewarding power and money will be
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resolved. what people cared about was the season was finished as it was meant to. they can play the ultimate league match on sunday. they will have another chance to do it if it doesn't work out in that match. barcelona also involved in the champions league, not affected by the domestic dispute. a great deal of relief from fans whether here in madrid, barcelona or across spain that football goes ahead as planned. >> judges ordered league leaders barcelona to stand trial on tax charges, related to the 2013 signing. barcelona is accused of be deliberately deleting the amount to the tax man.
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>> the newly crowned italian champions booked their operation in the showdown. celebrations for the team that reached their first final since 2003. >> it's an extraordinary group. i'm really proud of them. they absolutely wanted to reach the final and with all the difficulty, they did their best. the squad played with confidence and they have improved their way of playing. >> we did our best in this match. we have worked hard, played well with a lot of opportunities. we are sad because we are out of this competition but we must think about the next two games. we must finish the season well. >> the entire united states sprint relay team have been stripped of their silver medals as a result of post doping case. the i.f.c. informed the u.s.
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olympic committee of their decision. he returned his medal after receiving a one year drug ban. now his teammate members will have to handled back theirs, as well. >> cricket bosses hope to prevent similar deaths as hughes in the future. >> memphis grizzlies in a 98-78 win. >> it was a cool moment. obviously we were down a good amount in the first quarter and to get back into the game and get our crowd into it to end that quarter as strong as we did
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was important for us, going through that game. >> the nhl's eastern conference series between the new york rangers and washington captain also ended in rather dramatic fashion, 3-1 in their second round, new york needed a big performance and a memorable come back in game seven. that's exactly what they got. it took until the 12th minute of overtime to get the winner, putting the rangers through. they'll meet tampa bay. >> some of the world's best surfers have been competing and expressing concern for water quality ahead of the olympics. a report released said part of the beach in rio wasn't clean enough for swimming. so far this year, there have been 32 water quality reports and only eight found water clean enough for swimming or water sports. the sewage treatment in the city
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has been blamed for the pollution. >> it's not too bad it's not enter clean but yeah, it could be cleaner but i think the biggest thing is just the rub issue washing up on the beach. that's the thing that makes me sad. >> spectacular images from the world of indy car this year. take a look at that, his car flips and goes airborne and somehow the brazilian driver walks away unharmed. he is due to take part in this year's qualifying. wow, dramatic pictures. all the day's sports stories on our website. that is where we leave it for now. >> many thanks. i bet he had a headache, though. >> auction house cristies sold
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$1 billion worth of art in three days. this painting by joan mitchell went for $5.8 million. andy warhol's 1963 silk screen on canvas sold for $56.2 million. the so-called version o. of picasso, the highest on record for a work of art sold as auction. >> finally a nato summit in turkey has ended on a musical note. you might want to put your fingers in your ears. ♪ we are the world, we are the children ♪ >> it's not the thing we're used to seeing from natos foreign ministers. they sang we are the world at the end of their meeting. the two day summit focused on the crisis in syria and iraq and crisis the libya.
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more in a few minutes. see you then.
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[ gunfire ] >> gunfire in burundi's capitol after a cue condemned by the president. ♪ hello this is al jazeera live from doha i'm adrian finighan. yemens government recalls its ambassador to iran accusing the country of helping houthi rebels. rescuers end their search for bodies in a factory fire in the philippines.