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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello welcome to another news hour from al jazeera from our headquarters in doha i'm adrian finighan. coming up in the next 60 minutes, gunfire in burundi's capitol as rival military factions fight for control. yemen's government recalls its ambassador to iran accusing the country of helping houthi rebels. i'm faiz jamil in kathmandu, where after the earthquake
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empty buildings such as this one are a threat to people living around them. i'm robin adams with the sport. it's game on in spain as a court suspends a player's strike. ♪ we begin in burundi where it remains unclear who is in charge of the african country. rival groups of solders are vying for control of the capitol after the army overthrew the president. pierre nkurunziza who is currently out of the country has condemned what he calls the coup plotters but he says he will forgive soldiers who surrender. there has been fighting around the state media compound heavy gunfire and explosions have been heard across the city and independent media outlets have been targeted.
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the head of the army says the coup has failed and forces loyal to the president are in control. the after scan union has just released a statement condemning any attempt to seize power through violence. let's take you live to burundi's capitol. malcolm webb is there. malcolm we heard about this fight for the state broadcasting compound. state radio was off of the air. we have heard it has come back on, but who is in control? >> reporter: still not fully confirmed but as far as we understand from some of the things that they have said on air it is still in control of the supporters the loyalest of the president. so it seems that the people who are supporting the soldiers who were supporting the senior army officer who lead the attempted coup lost that fight. and it is a crucial fight. here there is very little infrastructure, most people depend on the state-owned
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national radio network for information. especially since the rural transmirts were turned off when the protests began two weeks ago. and many were attacked last night and today by supporters of the president. this is the only key piece of information infrastructure left and as far as we know now it is still in the hands of the government. that means the success of the attempted coup isn't looking clear at the moment. >> the gunfire you'rer hearing right now, still ongoing. do we have any idea in that particular fight who has the upper hand? >> reporter: we don't know. the gunfire is coming from a short distance over there, that's the lake shore. the national state broadcast is a short distance that way, and fighting continued in areas around there, and groups of soldiers from both sides are moving around and engaging with
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each other. last night there was a lot of heavy fighting and it's going to be get dark here in just about an hour. and a lot of people are very anxious about more attacks. >> what have people been doing today? have they been staying off of the streets? staying at home? >> reporter: yes, for the large part the streets have been empty. we have seen people collecting water from the lake but generally very few around because there has been fighting in several different areas of the city and a real lack of information about who is in control and where. people don't know what is going on or if and when it is safe to go out. >> malcolm many thanks. yemen's government in exile in saudi arabia has recalled its ambassador to iran. it believes that iran is backing houthi rebels in yemen.
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meanwhile saudi arabia says that houthi rebels have violated the ceasefire 12 times since it came into effect on tuesday. >> hashem ahelbarra reports. >> reporter: these are the streets of yemen's capitol, sana'a. there's a ceasefire in place, an opportunity for yemenese who have been confined to their homes for weeks to go out and buy food. >> translator: thanks god for the truce. we hope all of those stuck abroad can return. and people will move quickly to provide food and fuel among other things. >> reporter: across the border here in the saudi 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. this is the minister of information. she says political talks are
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yemen's only chance to avoid an all-out civil war. >> now that we are in a truce of a sort we hope eventually we talk. because a political discourse is what we are looking for. but that means the houthis have to surrender at least their heavy arms and allow the government to do its job, and to refrain from making action violent crimes against humanity. >> reporter: the government was 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 salah, should face trial. >> translator: there have been systemic crimes committed by the houthis.
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intentionally targeting civilians. it is a crime. >> reporter: reconciliation in yemen may be a long way. weeks of fighting have deepened the divide between the feuding factions. yemen's main political factions are expected to meet here in riyadh in the coming days to form a knew alliance against the houthis and forces loyal to former president ali abdullah salah. they hope to build international support for the new alliance that is likely to run the country in the near future. the conflict in yemen will be high on the agenda as representatives from gulf nations meet with president barack obama at camp david in maryland. allan fisher is there. not all of the leaders expected to attend the meeting will actually do so alan what sort of message does that send to the obama administration? and how is it going to impact upon these talks?
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>> reporter: we think we have just heard barack obama's helicopter arriving here at camp david, he is running probably about an hour behind schedule. yes, the obama white house is embarrassed because they sent out the invites, got responses, they announced the saudi king is going to be here and then a couple of days later said i'm not. they say that's because he is overseeing what is going on in yemen. but the defense minister and the foreign minister are here. and they are the ones that the americans deal with day-to-day. iran will be very high on the agenda. barack obama wants to assure the gcc that he is still a big supporter of them. he said look we know iran is involved in yemen and with hezbollah and helping support
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bashar al-assad but just believe how much bolder they would be if they had a nuclear weapon. that's why what we are doing is good for the middle east and the gcc. he will try to convince them that they the americans are not about to abandon the gcc for iran and they are still important strategic military and political allies. >> joining us now on the line from saudi arabia's capitol riyadh is yemen's foreign minister. thank you for being with us on al jazeera. why have you recalled your ambassador to iran? >> yes, we decided to recall him in order to have more discussion with him regarding the recent
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situation between us and iran. iran is [ inaudible ] and they are trying to go into dwlem menny territory without getting any permission from the yemeni government and from their allied forces. this is unacceptable. besides every day we are hearing new [ inaudible ] against the political government against yemeni people which is unacceptable, and we cannot just keep silent for this reason. >> but minister, this accusation of iran medaling in yemeni affairs, the suspicion that they are supporting the houthis is nothing new, why has it taken you this long before recalling your ambassador? >> we always trying to be more
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tolerant and trying to explain that situation which iran is trying to support the houthi rebels. [ inaudible ] in relation to the houthis and to understand how the houthis [ inaudible ]. still they continue in attacking aden attacking the people in the south, everyone causing all kinds of damage to civilians. [ inaudible ] we are now steadying up our actions in order to -- to -- to see -- to make it very clear that we are not going to tolerate it anymore. >> so minister you are recalling your ambassador but
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where will you recall him too? your government currently in exile there in riyadh. he can't go back to sana'a presumably he is joinings you there. and are you going to be recalling any of yemen's other ambassadors? >> it depends. we're [ inaudible ] we are are -- what you can call it -- still under warning [ inaudible ]. >> minister good to talk to you. many thanks indeed for being with us. that's yemen's foreign minister on the line from riyadh. syrian activists say at least nine government troops were killed when a roadside bomb exploded in the capitol overnight in damascus. meanwhile there has been fighting in the province of idlib, and in the mountain range
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near lebanon. our correspondent has the latest from beirut. >> reporter: on the offensive and making gains, syrian opposition rebels are pushing to control this town. it is the last mayor town under the government's control in the province of idlib in northern syria. these men are from a coalition which includes al-nusra front fighters who areal lyed to al-qaeda. they took over the city over a month ago and have made gains in the entire province. >> translator: we are preparing to take these towns. it is a place where government forces are. we need to get and target their military posts. >> reporter: idlib province is important. securing it means tlebls have the gateway to the president assad's power base. but the syrian army is declaring achievements in the mountain
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range. state television say they have taking control of the mountain top and other areas. hezbollah and the syrian government use this as a route for weapons and fighters. hezbollah has deployed thousands of fighters and heavy weapons to secure the mountains, but despite the gains they have made so far, the fight is not over the rebels are relying on hit and run tactics and hezbollah has already paid a heavy price. >> reporter: at least two dozen hezbollah fighters have been killed since the battle started two weeks ago. isil says it took the town in eastern homs it has one of the main gas-supplying stations or reservoirs, and it is close to the main electric grid. in the north of syria, government jets hit aleppo for a
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second day. a series of air strikes targeted a number of the areas in the south and southwest. the targets were a marketplace and a school. activists say several people were killed many women and children. all right still to come on the news hour rescuers end their search for bodies at a factory fire that has killed at least 22 people in the philippines. fighting back against drug resistance. we look at a new push to develop novel antibiotics. and the final lists for the champions league battle at berlin is confirmed. robin will be here later to tell you more in sport. ♪ police in baghdad say a shia group has set fire to a community center in a sunni area. the blaze then spread to more than 30 nearby homes.
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shia pilgrims were passing through at the time. zana hoda reports from the iraq yay capitol. >> reporter: the overnight violence was sectarian in nature. it happened in a mainly sunni neighborhood in the iraqi capitol. shia pilgrims gathered outside an office run but sunni religious authorities and set the building on fire while chanting religious slogans. according to police sources, the attackers were reacting to rumors that a suicide bomber planned to target shia worshippers. the pilgrims were in a neighboring district to commemorate a death. iraqi authorities say the situation is now under control. police have been deployed in the area. they have orders to prevent more violence and protect civilians, but it's not clear whether this will be enough to allay the
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fears. iraq's prime minister blamed what recalled terrorists for spreading rumors and instigating the violence. abadi himself went to the district and met leaders. the prime minister is trying to ease sectarian tensions. >> translator: we avoided civil strife by sending the security forces to contain the tensions. there are a few people who are trying to play with the minds of the iraqi people. but iraqis are aware and working for the future of our country. >> overrecent days there have been numerous car bombing that targeted shia pilgrims. many sunnis in the capitol feared they would be punished for those attacks. the pilgrimage ends on thursday but the violence is not expected to end. some politicians are warning that the military achieves
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against islamic state of iraq and the levant has not been accompanied by political reconciliation. >> even when we win the war and get the displaced back and maintain the sectarian environment, then i'm sure things will develop in the future probably in a more ugly way than it is now. >> reporter: authorities are trying to portray the vie lensz as an isolated incident. but it has increased fears. this is a country against war not just against isil but its communities are at war against each other. rescuers in the philippines say they have found all of the bodies of those killed in a factory fire. 72 people died in the blaze. our correspondent was at the scene. >> reporter: this is one of manila's deadliest fires.
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it engulfed most of the factory and lasted more than seven hours. for most of the workers there was no way out. this man desperate for answers his children and granddaughter were working in the factory when the fire broke out. the chances that they survived are slim. >> translator: the only thing that is left the are burnt bones, skulls they have all melted along with the metal. do you see those windows? even accounts won't be able to escape. i want to know what happened. how do i find what is left of them? >> translator: we heard a big explosion and everything just went black. that just took seconds. those on the second floor it was impossible for them to survive. >> reporter: like many other plants here in this mostly poor area north of the capitol, this factory manufactures products for the high-end market. expensive rubber sandals produced by workers who make
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less than 3 usd a day, most are laborers with no medical benefits or job security. the situation has never been more confusing for families. the local government still cannot confirm whether security safety, and labor regulations have been followed by this company. the owner of the factory is also unable to confirm the total number of workers that worked in the plant. and the death toll keeps rising. >> translator: the priority right now is to assist the families and provide what they need. we have also asked for help from the national government and the police to help identify the bodies. >> reporter: the president orders are clear, conduct a thorough investigation, and hold those responsible accountable. but for those grieving the charred remains of this factory may no longer be able to provide
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any closure. their loved ones have already paid the ultimate price. india's prime minister is in china on the first leg of a three-nation visit. the world's most populous nations are expected to cement economic ties by signing trade deals. adrian brown reports from beijing. >> reporter: most foreign leaders begin state visits to china in the capitol beijing, but in a departure from normal protocol modi flew first to the capitol of the president's home province, a sign perhaps to the often strained relationship may finally be easing. the president and prime minister are argluably the region's two most powerful leaders. ruling behind a combined population that is a third of
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humanity. both lead two of the world's fastest-growing economies. the two leaders have a lot to discuss jfshgs the president wants to promote his ambitious plans to establish new trade routes linking china with europe and south asia but one of those proposed roots passes through kashmir a region disputed by pakistan and india. it is though the tensions over the border that separates china and india that will be a dominant issue. both countries claim large areas. >> translator: both governments have been making efforts to reduce tensions. but as long as the problem is left hanging, it is a thorn in the side of the two country's relations. >> reporter: both countries
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boast ancient civilizations. this city is more than 2,000 years old. modi visited the wild goose bah go da, which houses works translated from an skrit. and no visit would be complete without the terra cotta warriors. on thursday it was the symbolic backdrop for a leader who hopes for better relations with china. rescue teams are trying to free at least 15 people trapped in a gold mine in columbia. the mine in the western province is flooded. the minor's family are blaming the local electrical company for cutting fire inside the mine. doctors say new super-strains of bacteria are making antibiotics useless.
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superbugs could kill 10 million people a year by the year 2050. now drug companies are being given incentives to develop more effective medication. >> reporter: a tie -- typhoid clinic in zimbabwe. a super strain that resists antibiotics is spreading around the world. and it is worrying health experts. the world health organization has warned that we're heading towards what they call a post-antibiotic era, meaning much of modern medicine could become impossible. they have also raised the prospect of infections that used to kill millions becoming a
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dangerous once again. now an u.k. initiative wants drug companies to invest more in developing new medicines. and money would come from goes worldwide costs up to $37 billion over ten years. a hefty sum then but the man heading the project insists ignoring the problem would be more expensive. >> we have estimated if we don't do these kind of things it's going to cause world gdp to be a hundred trillion, trillion, more. so as a person that has thought of risk versus reward for much of my adult life $37 billion as big as it sounds, is nothing. >> reporter: the idea would also remove the commercial incentive for drugs firms to sell as many antibiotic as possible. that's important, because the
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more the drugs are used the more the bugs become resistant. most antibiotic consumed in the european union are for factory farm animals. 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 foremost prevent people from getting infected in the first place, and -- and secondly to ensure that we make very best use of the antibiotic that we have got, that we preserve those antibiotic. >> reporter: according to the world health organization, three-thirtiers of countries have no plan to deal with the problem. if they can convince them it is a problem, many lives could be saved. we're approaching the midway point on this news hour. still to come doctors in nigeria, scrambling to find answers to a mysterious men guy
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us the out break. and we'll take you to paris where the city is sewing the seeds of a building revolution. and we'll tell you about this very lucky escape for one indycar driver. robin with all of the details in sport in 20 minutes.
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"inside story". only on al jazeera america. ♪ hello again. our top stories. burundi's president pierre nkurunziza has condemned what he calls coup plotters. rival groups of soldiers are vying for control of the capitol, and fighting has been reported around the state media come bound. yemen's government in exile in saudi arabia has recalled its ambassador to iran. it believes iran is backing houthi rebels in yemen. both have sides have accused each other of breaking a ceasefire. rescuers in the philippines says they have found all of the bodies that died in a factory fire.
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let's return to the unrest in burundi. joining us by skype, good to have you with us sir. the situation pretty confused right now. what is your take on what is going on? >> at the moment it is very difficult to know who has the upper hand. it's clear the [ inaudible ] have tried to take control of the state television and radio, but failed to do so it seems that loyalists are back in control of the airport, but there still seems to be strong -- strong support for the coup attempt. so at the moment it seems the military is divided. there is a section supporting the regime and another section that is supporting the coup. the police are mostly behind the government, but to be honest we don't really know what is going
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to happen. >> why would the police remain loyal to the government? why is there a section of the military still loyal to him given that there have been vehicles of violent protests or just over a week of violent protests since the president announced that he was running for this third term? >> well, the party still is very popular, particularly in rural areas. if elections were held he could well win. he is known for spending not enough time in the capitol, going the countryside playing games of football with people in the countryside, so there is still a lot of support for them. he was the leader of the rebel group, and there are many people within that now party that are quite loyal to him, particularly the youth wing. the leader of the coup attempt
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is himself someone who was in the party, so he has some support from them and as well as from opponents of the regime but the president remains popular with many people. >> why would the president want to run for a third term when the constitution forbids it? is this someone who is desperate to hang on to power? or are there other reasons? >> it's clear that many leaders once they get into power like to have -- continue to hold on to the power. and he is no -- no exception to that. i think there's an arrogance that comes with power as well. people when they get into office really believe they are the only ones that can solve the problems of the country. there is a way, though that power infects people and makes them feel that really they are the only possibility. that's exactly the point of term limits. with term limits we try to
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institutionalize a situation where we say no how effective you are, you only get two terms. >> good to talk to you, sir. turkey's foreign minister has urged nato members to unite against isil. come believe turkey is sending mixed messages particularly on how to deal with the conflict in syria syria. imran khan reports. >> reporter: the violence continues despite the continuing coalition air strike against isil. the international community is once again calling on syrian president to declare a ceasefire. turkey has long been a vocal opponent of the assad regime and proposed a series of secure zones to be implemented.
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at the nato foreign minister summit the threat from isil was discussed at length. what wasn't discussed was the proposal for this so-called secure zones. turkey has not brought up with the issue with nato. >> the turkish foreign minister at the previous meeting a few months ago noted that turkey does believe that this is the right thing to do but did not request a nato role. we will see, of course, what happens here. but the prime minister did not request a nato role when he was here earlier in the meeting, so i don't expect honestly speaking at this ministerial for turkey to request a nato role. >> you know that turkey has been singled out in isis as the main
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challenging force. despite the fact that assad has been pointed out by turkish authorities as the main enemy. but there has been a kind of ongoing disagreement between washington and [ inaudible ] concerning which enemy nato should target. >> reporter: right now the only commitment they have is the surty system. many have are lead to wonder exactly what role turkey will play in any conflict resolution with syria. the death toll in nepal following this week's aftershock has risen to 110 it happens almost three weeks after a major earthquake killed more than 8,000 people. the disaster has left buildings too dangerous for people to go
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into, as faiz jamil reports. >> reporter: even after the earthquake kathmandu looked sir serene, but when you look closer, the cracks appear. this large apartment complex was evacuated during the earthquake. it is now a threat to those living in its shadow. >> sounds like da da da da. sounds like [ inaudible ] sounds. >> reporter: this man and his family have lived here for 30 years. the building he says is more frightening than the earthquake. >> this building swings like -- you know -- it's like tree. maybe wind is fall down you know? >> reporter: next door the local butcher tells us he was too afraid to open for business following the earthquake but after nearly three weeks with no income he had no choice.
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>> translator: are really worried because these building may fall down on us but we have no choice. >> reporter: these people fear another aftershock could bring all of 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 not safe building. >> reporter: but there is also some good news for those afraid to enter their own homes. building inspectors say it's okay here. but this building is a potential disaster in itself. if it were to collapse it could devastate this entire neighborhood. the apartment complex has been declared off elements. neighbors say it should not have been built in the first place alleging that city officials were bribed. and while corruption in the construction industry is an open
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secret the city's chief engineer told al jazeera there is no proof. but this high-rise building does represent a threat to the surrounding community and says the government is too busy to address the job. homes around the building are abandoned. this man says the stress is too much for him and his family and is forcing him to leave his childhood home. for now with uncertainty looming over they heads, people here can do little else than carry on with their lives. investigators in the u.s. say that a train that crashed killing seven people was traveling at twice the speed limit when it came off of the tracks. experts say that the accident could have been prevented if the train had benefited with the latest safety technology. >> we have called for train control for many many years. it's a on our most-wanted list.
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congress has mandated that it will be installed by the end of this year so we -- we are very keen on positive train control based on what we know right now, we feel that had such a system been installed in this section of track, this accident would not have occurred. >> reporter: police in peru have fired tier gas at striking sugar plant workers. the group hasn't been to work in more than 30 days because they say they haven't been paid in two months. protesters through rocks and molotov cocktails at a police station after some of their colleagues were arrested. in columbia one of the key strategies of the u.s.-backed war on drugs may be about to come to an end. the national drug agency is set to decide whether to ban a controversial herbicide used to destroy illegal cocoa field ises for the last 20 years. farmers have been complaining
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about the negative side effects of the spraying on their legal crops. >> reporter: since the 1990s, crop dusters have been spraying toxic chemicals on coca fields out there columbia. it has been a centerpiece of the u.s.-funded effort to curb the country's production of cocaine. but after 20 years and billions of dollars, columbia seems ready for an about face. >> translator: we are the only country in the world that keeps using fumigation. new studies show clearly there is a health risk related to it. so i'm asking to suspend fumigation. >> reporter: the spraying causes skin rashes and other diseases. >> translator: we have demonstrated there is a strong statistic call relationship tweem the fumigation campaigns and those illnesses. >> reporter: for those trying to make aliing the chemical has
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also had a limited effect on its car -- target. >> translator: if coca is sprayed it is gone for four months and then comes back legal crops, however, are gone for good. >> reporter: here farmers have tried the alternative. as part of a government-funded substitution program they switch to peppers and cocoa, but it doesn't enough. carlos is one of them. he says making the switch was difficult and expensive, but it's paid until last october when his field was sprayed again. hundreds of farmers who have stopped growing coca have seen their legal crops destroyed this year by the indiscriminate use of fumigation and feel they have been betrayed by the government. >> translator: we feel stabbed in the back.
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after all of the sacrifices, why did he get hit? how can you blame somebody going back to growing coca? >> reporter: if fumigation is scrapped, the government says its will focus on alternative methods, and promises to step up interdiction of cocaine trafficking rings. the farmers feel that ending fumigation is a fundamental first step but unless the government provides real development in the regions, many will continue to seek coca as their best option. nigeria is trying to control a meningitis outbreak that has killed more than 400 people. doctors are worried because it involves two strains of the disease that are not usually found in the region. natasha ghoneim reports. >> reporter: this is the trail of anguish a meningitis outbreak has spread to families in niger.
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the health ministry says since january more than 400 have died and 6,000 have been infected. meningitis is extremely contagious, and children are especially vulnerable. >> translator: when she got sick with meningitis my thought was the others would get it. that's really what i'm worried about, and why i'm asking for help. >> reporter: meningitis outbreaks are not uncommon in niger, but doctors without borders says this particular epidemic is especially worrisome. it has been caused by two strains of meningitis not typically seen in the region. most people here are immunized to protect them from a different strain. >> translator: the government has taken the necessary measures at the early stages of the
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disease by vaccinating children from 2 to 15 years old. schools are closed until the campaign is finished. >> reporter: but there's a global shortage of the meningitis vaccine, that means it will be a challenge to stop the spread of what doctors say is a preventible disease. all right, just ahead here on the news hour a spanish court rules on the legality of a football player strike in the country. reaction from spain in just a moment and all of your sport. ♪
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hello again, most people can only dream of having a garden in the sky, but in france it's now mandatory for some new buildings to have a green roof top. it's a part of a new law aimed at improving air quality and cutting energy use. emma hayward has more from paris. >> reporter: this woman tends to a piece of paradise this is on top of a .shoing stern not far from the eiffel tower. >> translator: there are no spaces in paris to grow things. so roofs offer a really interesting area to do things. and it's a all part of the debate on how to stop global warming. >> reporter: and in some parts of paris, tarmac and tiles are being replaced by plants and soil under a new law all new
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buildings will have to be partially green. the whole idea isn't just to make everything look that bit nicer, it's to try to improve buyer diversity and air quality too. and pollution can be a problem in paris. the smog sometimes forces the authorities to ban half of the koors from coming into the city. green roofs are being sold as one fairly inexpensive solution. >> translator: green roofs are important to develop, because they improve our quality of life. in paris we don't have much green space. it's also really interesting for biodiversity, and there's a real impact on pollution. we can capture dust particles. >> reporter: some believe this green roof law could and should have gone further. >> translator: these fine particles are absolutely no way absorbed by a few green roofs in
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industrial zones. it's completely ridiculous. >> reporter: as with any new seeds that will sewn it may be some seasons been the full results of this new law are known. emma hayward, al jazeera, in paris. >> lovely. time now for sport. >> good to have you along. zimbabwe's cricket board is unlikely to go ahead. in the last four zimbabwe's cricket bosses say they will be reviewing the decision to travel to the country. let's go live now to our correspondent live in islamabad. and why have zimbabwe taken these steps? >> reporter: well if you are in pakistan, most of the local channels here are very disappointed, because they have already announced that zimbabwe
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is not coming. however, as you mentioned the zimbabweans may reconsider. it is important for pakistan because as you mentioned this will be the first test-playing nation to come here in six years after that deadly attack on the sri lanka team. it was also important because pakistan recently has performed very poorly particularly the match against bangladesh which they lost 3-0 and that means that pakistan's ranking has slipped to number 9 that is just above above zimbabwe so pakistan is hoping if the match goes ahead, they may recover some lost ground and particularly because they are playing in front of the home ground so there's a lot of on -- anticipation excitement.
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>> you did touch on it earlier, but give us the bigger picture here. what does this tour mean for pakistani crick etd et -- cricket and the fans? >> it has huge implications because as i mentioned for the last six years nobody has come to play in pakistan because of security considerations, and what was hoped is that when the zimbabwean team comes here pakistan can showcase this and say the country is now safe you can come play international cricket. millions of fans are glued to the television sets. the country comes to a grinding halt when there's a big match, so there's a lot riding on this and there will be of course an expectation that the match will go ahead despite all of the difficulties and the security concerns. >> we'll keep a very close eye on develops on this story. for the meantime thank you very
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much kamal. the spanish court has suspended a player strike in football. barcelona can now challenge for the league title. it centers around the unhappiness over a new tv right's roll that would see a greater share of revenue amongst all clubs, lee wellings has more from madrid. >> reporter: well it's been a complicated, -- difficult damaging few days for spanish football. but no strike and the court knew full well the damage that was being done. they have found a way to not only rule against the strike but also get the parties together to try to save some face. i think it will be some considerable time for the problems barely beneath the surface in spanish football involving power money will be
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resolved. there will be many months at least of fighting. now barcelona can play the penultimate league match on sunday against athletico madrid. then there's the spanish cup that barcelona is involved. and barcelona is of course involved in the champions league. a great deal of relief from football fans whether it's here in madrid barcelona or across spain that football goes ahead as planned. >> barcelona do now know who their opponent berlin will be the newly crowned italian champions. real looks set to finish the season without any major
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silverware but celebrations for juventus. >> translator: it's an extraordinary group. i'm really proud of them. they did their best. the squad has played with confidence and improved their way of playing. >> translator: we did our best in this match. we worked hard and played well with a lot of opportunities. we're sad because we're out of this competition, but we must think about the next two games. we must finish the season well. >> the united states print relay team have been stripped of their medals as a result of doping investigation. now the three teammates who ran in the relay final and two squad members will have to hand back their medals too. an interdent review of
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hughes who was struck by a ball in november last year. they hope the review will help prevent a similar accident in the future and have promised to release the findings to the public. the warriors have gone up in their western conference semifinal series with the memphis grizzlies. the 98-78 win. and stephen curry sank six, three-pointers. >> 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 was -- was important for us going through -- you know through that game. >> reporter: the nhl's second conference between the new york rangers and washington capitals ended in this somewhat dramatic fashion. new york needed a big performance and a memorable come
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back in game 7 and that's exactly what they got. tied at 1-1. it tooked until the 12th minute of overtime until they got the winner. putting them through to the eastern conference final where they'll meet tampa bay. some of the world's best surfing have been competing in rio and expressing their concerns about the water quality. part of the bay wasn't clean enough for swimming and so far there have been 52 water quality reports and only 8 found water clean enough for swimming or water sports. >> it's not too bad, but yeah it could be cleaner, but i think the -- the biggest thing is just the bubbish washing up on the beach. and some spectacular images to show you. take a look at this.
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this was during the indianapolis 500 practice session. the car flips, goes airborne and somehow the brazilian driver walks away unharmed. wow. despite the less than ideal preparation, he is set to take part in the race on saturday. wow. thanks for watching. andy richardson with more for you from london. >> with a headache no doubt. >> big headache. auction house christies has sold $1 billion worth of art in three days. one painting was this one which went for $5.8 million. and the 1963 silkscreen on canvas was sold for $56.2 million. and a whopping $179.4 million was this version of picasso's
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painting. thanks for watching. bye-bye.
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[ gunfire ] the battle for burundi's capitol as the country's president condemns the coup. ♪ hello there, i'm felicity barr. this is al jazeera, live from london. also coming up. yemen's government in exile recalls its ambassador to iran accusing the country of helping houthi rebels. plus -- >> i'm faiz jamil in kathmandu where after the earthquake empty buildings such as this one a