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>> part of our month long look at working in america. "hard earned". >> announcer: this is al jazeera. good to have you along, a warm welcome from me david foster and the team coming to you from london. here is a look at what we have in the next 60 minutes. president obama reassuring his gulf allies over the iran nuclear deal at a camp david summit people in saudi arabia and houthi rebels accuse one another of breaking the ceasefire
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continuing gun fire as rival troops battle for control of burundi's capital. the president of the country says he is back in the country despite a coup and why turning your rooftop green is more than a growing trend in france. >> and sport looking to bring cricket pack to pakistan could be off the the. the tour of pakistan may be over before it's begun we'll talk about iran's nuclear ambition. in a moment we'll go to the u.s. president. we think he's about to speak at camp david. those discussions have been the main focus of a meeting between gulf leaders and president obama, saudi arabia, kuwait and
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others. the white house confirmed it received requests from its g.c.c. partners for help in developing defense capabilities it will try to make it happen. we'll go now to the u.s. there's president obama at camp david. we are expecting at least one of the representatives of those gulf nations. he may be with him at the start of the news conference then taking questions and issuing a statement. there may be a number of representatives coming through for a photo opportunity with the u.s. president. i don't know whether we can go to our correspondent alan fisher who is there watching some of this.
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look it's worth pointing out before hearing what the president and others have to say this is set against a background of mistrust on behalf of those ecc countries -- g.c.c. countries, that the p5+1 may be about to do a deal with iran. there's the emir of qatar. when the last hour or so a house of representatives passed a bill that will give congress powers to look and maybe reject a deal made. interestingly president obama said he would be willing to sign that. put that into context before we hear the president and maybe some other guests speak. >> i think one of the most surprising things is this is happening on time. it's almost unusual for president obama to be close to time in any event and we were
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told it would happen roughly 5:00p.m. eastern time which it is now and he's with all the people that have been at the g.c.c. conference. i think this is really a family photo, where he gets together with the delegation and will perhaps move to the podium and speak and deliver brief remarks shortly. as far as the decision in the house, it was expected that it was something the republicans wanted. they did have support from the democrats. there's a question of course of whether or not congress can actually interfere with the creation of an international treaty which has the president's approval. he will be - he'll go ahead and sign it. that gives congress almost a check and balance, and may go some way to give comfort to the g.c.c. who were concerned that the americans might just run into a deal with the iranians.
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i'll be quiet as we hear from the president of the united states. >> come on gentlemen. come on. i'm going to answer some questions for the press, and make an extensive statement later. i wanted to say thank you to all the leaders who are represented here today and the g.c.c. for its participation in what i think has been an excellent summit. g.c.c. g.c.c. countries are some of our closest partners and are in a region that we know is going through some extraordinary changes and great challenges. but fortunately, because of the depth and breath of our cop cooperation and partnerships
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we've been able to strengthen each other and work together for counterterrorism, deal with issues like nuclear proliferation, to address the problems of conflict that are causing so much misery and hardship for so many people. the discussions we had today were candid. they were extensive. we discussed not only the iranian nuclear deal and the potential for us to ensure that iran is not obtaining a nuclear weapon and triggering a race in the region. we discussed concerns about iran's destabilizing activities in the region and prejudiced cooperation on thou address those in a cooperative fashion, even as we hope that we have been achieve the kind of peace and good neighbourliness with
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iran that so many of the countries here seek. we discussed the conflict in syria, the situation in yemen. we discussed countering violent extremism and specifically what additional work we need to do with respect to d.a.e.s.h. and i was very explicit as reflected in a joint statement we released. the united states will stand by our g.c.c. partners against external attack and deepen and extend the cooperation we have when it comes to the many challenges that exist in the region. i just want to say thank you to all of the participants here today. it's been an excellent conversation. there's a lot of work that will be coming out of the summit as reflected in the joint statement. and because we want to make sure
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this is not just a photo opportunity, but instead is a practical concrete series of steps to make our people more secure i have committed to accepting an invitation from the g.c.c. to have a follow up meeting next year in which we'll be able to report on the progress being made. again, i want to thank every one of the countries represented today, as well as the general secretary and the g.c.c. for their extraordinary leadership friendship and commitment to working with the united states. with that i'd like to turn over briefly to the current chair of the g.c.c. the emir of qatar. your excellency. >> thank you, president. i will speak in arabic. [ speaks in arabic ]
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>> translation: the meeting of yesterday and today was very constructive and productive. and we have addressed all the issues in the region. there was some other issues which we have agreed with the american administration. i would like to talk a bit more about the agreement with the president, and this agreement is very welcome by g.c.c. it will be the principle for any work in the region. also the countries, not even the ones in arabic we have spoken about the crisis in iraq and syria, and the danger. and also the terrorism.
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and we'd like to thank the president. we agreed to visit us in the gulf, and it will be more extensive meeting between the two sides and developing the relationship with the united states, and all the issues and subjects will be much clearer, and i would like to thank you very much, and before i say so i'd like to say on behalf of the other partners and behalf of the united states and recording the incidents that happened the train incident and wish the speedy recovery to those who
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have been affected. >> my statements and the emir's was prepared to have that translated rather than all of us stand here we'll getting transcripts of what was said. he wasn't just complimenting the excellent lunch. i'll maybe myself available for a press conference in a few moments. thank you very much, everybody it appears they did eat well, and they did talk well according to the u.s. president and the emir of qatar, that's the sheikh the emir of qatar and kuwait flanking the u.s. president as the two most senior figures there. other countries represented by more junior members of their ruling families - but all members of the g.c.c. there, and the u.s. president, as we go back to alan fisher.
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listening to that alan i don't know how far away you were but we had heard a lot about mistrust. there seemed to be suspicions particularly reported about the fact that the king of saudi arabia didn't go, but sent the next in line to the thrown because of fares about what america was doing -- fears of what america was doing with iran. sometimes on occasions these things can look a little frosty. >> i think what we saw was very much what we expected with both sides coming out afterwards saying we are committed to working together. there are many common interests we have in the region. i thought it was interesting that president obama said that the discussions were candid and extensive, and interestingly, when referring to i.s.i.l. he used d.a.e.s.h., which is what the arabic side would use to describe them, rather than what
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he calls them and you recall he was speaking to his own media. another interesting point is he decide to have a news conference at the end of the summit. that would suggest there has been progress, something worth talking about and is opening himself up to that sort of inquiry, not just from the u.s. media, but the international media. that could be interesting. it's clear discussions have moved forward. there was obviously an agenda from the g.c.c. to get cooperation on issues they felt important. maritime safety border security, special formses from the united states training special forces from the g.c.c. and the important question of missile defense. the americans say they'll work closely with g.c.c. countries to get something in place quickly. that would go a long way to soothing some concerns that the g.c.c. had, particularly with
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the u.s. doing a deal it would appear, with iran, if that is signed on the nuclear issue. as the white house are at pains to point out gain and again, that this is dealing with iran reason one issue, that's the nuclear question. this is not just dealing with everyone including iran's adventures beyond their own borders. >> i'll come back in a moment to talk about domestic influences on what we are seeing with record to the situation in the middle east. i'll bring in a political analyst. you write about the nuances of meetings like this and people saying one thing, meaning another. what do you take away from what we are seeing. >> one, from the tone of voice of the americans tone of voice is the deal with iranians will
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go forward, and it's better for the gulf regions to get with the programme, there's no turning bag -- back on president obama's agreement to get this right. and he wants a long-term agreement. as alan said it's a traction not a transform -- transaction, not a transformative deal. it could be a transmission. they start with the nuclear and cover the other issues. on the part of the gulf. arab leaders, the gulf leaders, deal with you in a major way, they'd be polite and dignified, so it's hard to tell whether the gulf leaders have been reassured. >> it looks good does it not. in personal terms, terms of the prestige that a visit to the white house bestows upon them. >> absolutely.
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>> it looks like they are being involved. >> absolutely. probably it will be one of the more important stops on the road to reshaping american gulf relations, including relations with iran. >> one of the things is america or the united states appears to be worried of being frozen out of lucrative arm deals because it was siding with iran. now they say they'll speed up delivery of defense systems, it's not like they want to help you, it's a commercial deal and a peace deal. >> the deputy national security man. >> yes, rhodes sounded more like an armed merchant than deputy of security. he detailed cyber weapons.
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it's important that saudi arabia has spend $500 millions to rearm the army. they have spent and will spend a lot of money. what we have seen is as the united states was pivoting towards iran the gulf states were pivoting towards france. >> that's where they bought the jets. >> during that meeting... >> francis hollande was the first leader to be invited to a g. cc business. >> now the americans are back in business. >> we do matter. >> yes, we do matter. most of the armies are integrated to the americancm. >> hang on a second. alan at the beginning of the programme, we talked about what was known as the iran nuclear agreement review act. and it's very wordy, but what d effectively means is congress sent or is going to send to
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president obama an act giving congress the right to change discuss - have a bigger say in the agreement on what iran can or cannot do. the question i'll ask is this has been pushed largely by republicans, not obama's party, they are more conservative more inclined not to bring iran in from the cold. will they put brakes on what the president wants to do? >> i think president obama is as marwan points out, pushing ahead with the nuclear deal. there's a number of reasons for it. first of all, he believes it's good for the region for the g.c.c., and the world as a whole. he believes that stopping a nuclear programme in iran is beneficial. there's another reason and that is that he's coming to the end of his presidency, and the legacy that he would like to
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leave is something in place for 10-15 years. anything else that he touches in that region, particularly the talks between the israelis and the palestinians has not gone anywhere. if this comes to him, it's perhaps a sign of confidence that he wants to sell the bill. saying if he wants to review it he can, it's a good deal. when we see the choice with iran and the nuclear programme capped or iran with sanctions in place, but continuing the program, they'll opt for the former rather than the latter, it's an air of confidence from president obama. >> will they have the ability to say "listen, we want a few changes in this", and if they do, will president obama agree to the changes. that's the point i'm driving at. >> of course the difficulty
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they would have is this is not just a deal between united states and iran, it's a deal between the p5+1 and iran. the international community and iran. to turn around and say germany says we have a good deal u.k. france are happy with the deal and a few congressman say "i want to change this, i want to change that", that will not pass muster. others are happy, they like it that's the deal. it would put america on a limb if they decided under this or another president that they weren't going to back the plan of the international community. as much as to say it's black or white, they will vote for it they won't. all of that is more nuanced and more global implication than simply saying "if a few congressman are not happy, what happens to the agreement, is it
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dead. the answer to that is know. >> they probably feel better now they cap have a say about it. >> thank you. back to marwan bichara here. is iran going to be pragmatic about the fact that so many are opposed to their policies and being feted over a lovely lunch at the white house and camp david, while they hope to make progress in terms of lifting of sanctions and the ending of isolation, if you like. >> i think iran as a regime in general is certainly has a lot at stake in getting the deal through. apparently the sanctions did hurt iran and a bit of normalization with the west will help iran make inroads. the region is a mess. and iran can make a huge difference. once you take care of that bit, of course, the difference
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between the people, the conservatives and let's call them the liberals within the system. president obama has been investing heavily in the liberal iranians that won the elections and in a sense, you could say that president hassan rouhani and his foreign minister are like obama, think there's no turning back and they need to nail this thing down. the others right, the more conservative, the more militaristic, the ones creating trouble in the gulf and so op and so forth. they are not as eager to normalize relations with russia. those that are exaggerating between the rain and united states is going off the mark. at the end of the day there's a generational issue that will take time for the united states to become partners or allies or whatever it is. it will take a long time to do
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that. >> thank you. alan fisher in the united states marwan bichara. we'll not leave the themes. iranian boats have reportedly fired warning shots over a singapore-flagged ship in international waters. the iranian coast guard said it went in to help them into the strait. last month a ship was forced into iranian waters by firing shots woods the bow. we are talking about a different country, in a sense it's tied in together. yemen's government in exile, which is in saudi arabia, recalled an iranian politician accusing them of backing the houthi rebels. they say the houthis violated the ceasefire five times. a senior houthi leader said that group was committed to the
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humanitarian truce. let's round it up from riyadh. here is hashem ahelbarra. >> reporter: these are the streets of yemen's capital sanaa. there's a ceasefire in place, an opportunity for yemenis to have been confined to homes for weeks, to go out and buy food. >> thank god for the truce. we hope those abroad can return and hope they'll extend the truce and people will move quickly to provide food and fuel fuel. >> reporter: the united nations special envoy to yemen wrapped up his first visit to the country since he was appointed. he faces a delicate task of urging all sides to stop fighting. across the border here in the saudi capital riyadh yemen's government in exile has set up an agency to distribute aid across the country.
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it's a government that has almost no power on the ground. nadya is minister of information and 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 to talk because political discourse is what we are looking for. that means the houthis have to surrender heavy arms and allow the government to do its job and reframe from taking action violent crimes against humanity. the yemen government is led by abd-rabbu mansour hadi, with his vice president. they were forced out of the power when the houthis took over the capital. the government is hoping to return as soon as fighting comes to an end.
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in the time being they say former president ali abdullah saleh should face trial. >> translation: there has been crime by the houthis. organised armed unit targeted civilians, refugees fleeing in homes and boats - it's a crime. >> reporter: weeks of fighting deepened the divide between the feuding factions. yemen's main political factions are expected to met in riyadh in the coming days to form a new alliance to the houthis and forces loyal to ali abdullah saleh. they hope to build support for the new alliance likely to run the country in the near future. now, moving to the other main story carried in the last 24 hours central african
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country burundi - rival factions are fighting for control for strategic parts of the capital, buj bujumbura, we understand one soldiers was killed, on a day the army said they overthrew the president pierre nkurunziza. the army seems to be split between nor of pierre nkurunziza, and this man, niyombare. he was the intelligence chief. he was fired. wednesday he declared the president who flew out to neighbouring tanzania was being ousted. the coup followed weeks of protest by the people brought about by pierre nkurunziza's announcement that he planned to run for a third term as president. the united states saying and considering him to be the leader and the president says he is now returned to burundi. no confirmation of that. it's news that surfaced - if it
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is news - in the last couple of hours. let's hear from malcolm webb our correspondent on the second at the start in bujumbura. >> reporter: the sounds of gun fire in burundi's capital. the streets are deserted. during a lull in the fighting some residents seized the opportunity to run for safety trying to escape the violence. similar scenes play-out in other parts of the city as rival groups of soldiers fight for control. weeks of protests turned into gun battles on the streets, after a senior military officer announced a dismissal of the president from office. he is out of the country, but on thursday took to twitter, urging burundians to remain calm in the face of this surface. there has been fighting around the state media compound. the violence drew international
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concern. >> the secretary secretary-general called on parties to exercise calm and restraint, and urged all leaders to preserve peace and stability in a country that has suffered bouts of violence. >> reporter: the head of the burundi army says an attempted overthrow failed. it's still not clear if the coup has been successful or not let's talk to porag, an independent journalist based in bujumbura. good to see you. who do you reckon is in control? >> at this stage it's very hard to declare definitively which army faction as the upper hand. there's an ebb and back and forth, starting last night around bujumbura. it depend how you define it. certain key strongholds are held by troops supporting pierre
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nkurunziza. on streets i am now, it's controlled by the troops that support the coup. >> and the president, who is in tanzania says he's back in burundi, how would be have got in do you think? >> there's no confirmation that he is here. he has tape -- taken to twitter. his spokesman confirmed today that he is in the country at an undisclosed location. if he arrived there's only one way to enter the country, the airport. having taken control of the airport. those that support the coup, there's no confirmation that they have lost control of the airport. >> often various factions are fighting, and people are caught
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up peripherally. do you see parts of the population aligned with one person, perhaps the president, and other parts of population aligned with a man who already has that? >> it's not easy to draw a clear and dividing line between large groups of the population. however, there's definitely a lot of dispute as to what happened in the capital. burundi is a predominantly rural country, and they do find popular support elsewhere. nevertheless it's not simply a black and white issue. many have been fleeing the country over the last couple of weeks, suggesting there may be intimidation from the ruling party. >> let me ask you this away from the politics - you are on skype. you look like you are in a
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smallish room wherever you happen to be. can you get out and about, does it feel safe, or do you feel you have to hide out? >> at the moment things are calm quiet. i haven't heard gunfire for over an hour a longest period of time that we have had today. it's late at night approaching midnight in burundi. after dark people don't go out on the street. today certainly has been a day where everyone stayed indoors. i managed to get out at a couple of points. there was a lull in the fighting, and after intensifying i walked around the streets, but they were essentially deserted. >> thank you very much independent journalist giving a first-hand account of ha has been happening and what is happening in burundi to nigeria, where troops are said to have repelled hundreds of boko haram fighters who tried to attack the biggest army base
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in the north-east. military sources say six civilians and six members of a youth vigilante group from killed in the attack on maiduguri. a 24 hour curfew has been imposed with fearsome fighters may have slipped inside the army base. more than 350 enslaved children have been released by armed groups in the central african republic as part of a u.n. brokered deal. the child soldiers handed over in a ceremony 200km north-east of bangui. they were given medical screenings and people are trying to trace their families to try also to get them back into their homs. -- homes. >> i want to thank the people that took us and brought us here. we don't want to stay in the army. the army is too hard. >> translation: i will give up soldiers work to find something else go back to my
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neighbourhood and start a business buying and selling things and keep that as my occupation. i don't need the army stay with us if you can hear on the newshour we are off to israel to find out what happened when they tried to swear in a new government there a new life - nearly 600 people arrive in indonesia after being rescued from overcrowded boats. >> and in sport - watch this in slow motion, a crash that could have ended alberto contador's historic push for the title. news out of iraq, at least 38 were killed more than 50 hurt in a number of attacks carried out by i.s.i.l. the islamic state of iraq and levant, in that country's anbar province. to the west of the province i.s.i.l. fighters mounted surprise attacks on a number of
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different places. east of fallujah in karma, suicide car bombs targeted the syria and militia fighters are closing in on an ancient village, home to a u.n.e.s.c.o. site. if the city falls to i.s.i.l. it will be destroyed. previously groups demolished ancient sites and antiquities. these pictures show i.s.i.l. fighters attacking an ancient syrian city near mosul in iraq it's been a raucous day in the israeli parliament. the new government has been sworn in. there was a lot of heckling and a lot of people walking out. some ministers were unhappy with the jobs they were given this is the 34th government sworn in in israel amid
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political infighting heckling and jeers. when the prime minister binyamin netanyahu announced his cabinet. tee was he -- he was heckled so much a number of the knesset were removed. the opposition leader isaac herzog described it as a circus. binyamin netanyahu came into power after elections two months ago. he had a hard time putting together a coalition of his, a wafer thin coalition. he has one additional seat giving him a majority meaning he's beholden to his partners, described as the most right-wing government israel has seen in its history. in the background of that binyamin netanyahu has a number
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of serious challengers facing him as he tries to steer the government forward. relations between israel and washington are not good. peace talks with the palestinians are stalled, and many israelis are deeply upset about the rising cost of living in the country. binyamin netanyahu, who surprised everyone by winning a historic fourth term in power wanted to present himself as triumphant. seeing how the swearing in ceremony evolved, he is looking anything but the united nations refugee agency began to register hundreds of bangladesh migrants arriving in indonesia. nearly 600, including hundreds of women and dozens of children were rescued from overcrowded boats. several thousand migrants have been abandoned at sea by
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smugglers following a crackdown on human trafficking and warned the situation could develop into a massive humanitarian crisis. we have more for us from indonesia's northern aceh province. >> the stories of hundreds of rohingya asylum seekers stranded in indonesia are horrifying telling us that they spent 2-3 months on a beat trying to escape, trying to go to malaysia and basically they were left at sea to die. they managed to get to shore, they were close to the land and helped by local people. many other boats, at least four others, are out there, and the u.n.h.c.r., said that there are thousands of others at sea. and they make a strong plea to the countries in the region indonesia and malaysia to go there and find them try to
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rescue them before it's too late, and they say time is running out quickly 200 people rescued from the mediterranean sea have been brought ashore in sicily. rescue vessels in h m.s. "bulwark' " docked off the coast of catania nigeria - two strains of the disease not normally found in the region has surfaced. >> reporter: this is a trail of anguish of a meningitis outbreak. since january the health ministry says more than 400 died and more than 6,000 have been infected. meningitis causes inflammation of the membrane surrounding the
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prap and spinal cord. it's contagious and children are vulnerable. >> translation: when she was sick with meningitis my thought was the others would get it. that's what i'm worried about, and why i'm asking authorities to help the population that are vulnerable, ones that can't afford to be vaccinated. >> reporter: meningitis out breaks in niger is not uncommon. but doctors without borders say this is worry some caused by two strains of meningitis not usually seen in the region, most are immunized to protect them from a different strain. >> the government has taken necessary measures at the erl stages of the -- early staples of disease by vaccinating 2-15 years old. schools are closed while the vaccination campaign is
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finished. >> reporter: there's a global shortage of meningitis vaccine, so that will hinder the stopping of a controllable disease. 15 gold miners are missing fearing a flood of a mine in northern columbia. it could take days to pump out the water and reach those below. it's not clear what caused the flood. columbia's president said everything will be done to help the victims. chile - protesters turned violence. two students shot dead. the victims were killed by a man that opened fire after protesters tried to blast graffiti on his house. a man has been detained. people taking part in marches are demanding a fairer education system. those in charge say 150,000 joined in ate people 8 people are confirmed to
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have died after a train crash in the united states on tuesday. all on board have been accounted for. the investigators are trying to determine why the train was going at more than twice the speed limit when it came off the rails on tuesday evening close to the eastern city of philadelphia, and why a speed limiting device had not been installed as planned. the driver says he has no memory of what happened. jed bush the brother of former u.s. president george w. bush and the son of another president has said that he would not now have authorised the invasion of iraq in 2003. he's thought to be close to announceing a bid for the white house in 2015. many fear his name could be as much of a hindrance than a help. we report from florida where jed
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bush served twice as governor. >> reporter: when the liberty school opened its doors, it was the first of its kind. the independent school opened by jed bush served a poor communities, and the principal has fond memories of her time here. >> i was standing here the first kid off the bus, her name was katrina. >> reporter: the school closed in 2008, after running into financial problems. those that worked here say jed bush's contribution was invaluable. >> he believed we should have high standards for all of america's students - the poor, wealthy, young, old, black white, that equity should be afforded to every one. >> jed bush served two terms as florida's governor and education was a key policy it's his ambition to run as a presidential candidate that is making headlines. in recent interviews the former government appeared to struggle
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or ignore question about iraq and whether he would have invaded with what is known now. >> of course giving the power of looking back and having that anyone would have made different decisions. there's no denying that long-time editor says jed bush's family legacy may be a problem the former governor could face. >> i think his name, stance on immigration, stance on education standard - all those are against principaled of a modern ta republican, he is a principled guy. he will not change positions. >> his comments reignited a heated debate. for a candidate that claims to be his own man. it may be the start of a difficult time ahead. >> named recognition can be a
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powerful thing. it's not the voting public to convince, but his own party. that may bet the biggest political battle of his career. >> more to come on the newshour. big names in access at the tennis in rome. there are those suffering injuries that could prove pivotal. andy tells us when he brings us the rest of the sport. per cent
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okay. andy is with me. we are keeping our eye on what
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is happening on camp david in the united states. the u.s. president, and others may be expected to come out. we saw a screen with five fingers out flashing. we don't know if it means five minutes five seconds or hold five. we may have to interrupt you. >> diplomatic issues of a lower scale going on in contribute at the moment. the games that look set to bring big-time cricket to pakistan could be off. zimbabwe due to become the first test nation to play since 2009. next week's games are in doubt. zimbabwe cricket officials have been advised by the government that the trip to pakistan could be dangerous. the tour is not off. discussions are ongoing. no test teams for pakistan since the cricket team was shot at. our correspondent is in islamabad to explain why the
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tour would be important for contribute in pakistan. >> it will be the first test-playing nation to come to pakistan in six years after a deadly attack on the sri lankan team in 2009, which brought international cricket to a grinding halt. 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 slid to number nine. that is two above zimbabwe, what pakistan was hoping and is hoping is if the match goes ahead, the pakistanis might recover some of their lost ground and particularly because they are playing in front of the home ground. there's a lot of anticipation excitement but at the back of their minds people are concerned that all this could be called off. cricket australia announced an independent review into the batsman philip hughes who died
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after being struck by a ball during a match last year. cricket australia says it will not be about blame, but preventing an accident of this nature happening again after days of uncertainty, the spanish football even is set to finish as schedule. an argument over tv rights threatened to see the league suspended much the spanish football operation has been unhappy about a broadcast deal brokered by the league. a player strike was due to start on saturday. the high court ruled that would be unlawful. our correspondent lee wellings has more from madrid. >> it's been a complicated, damning few days for spanish football. the nightmare scenario has been avoided. no strike. the court knew the damage it was complicated. they found a way to not only rule against the strike, but to
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get the parties involved to save face. i think it will be considerable time for the problems, barely beneath beneath the surface in spanish football. i think there'll be months at least, of squabbling over television money. what people were concerned about is the season finish as it was meant to. now we have a scenario where barcelona can play a match on sunday. if they get the right result they can win la liga they'll have another chance if it doesn't work out. then there's the spanish cup match, and the champion's league. it hasn't been affected by the domestic dispute, but would have hardly been ideal preparation if the season was halted. a great deal of relief by football fans the fine of the europa league between defending champions sevilla and dnipro beating napoli to reach their
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first final. the spanish side finishing up fooeorran tina. big story ukranian dnipro beating nopoily -- napoli going 2-1 patriots quarterback tom brady has decided to appeal against a ban he received in the deflate-gate incident. brady and patriots were found guilty of deflating balls making it easier it catch. they issued a statement saying evidence was incomplete incorrect and lacking context. >> andy murray quit the italian open citing fatigue. he's been in great form winning the last two event. he beat rafael nadal in a final and the spand yard is playing in rome. he reached the last date and
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will next play. in qualifying tom baluchy took novak djokovic to three sets recovering from losing. and teed up a final with kei nishikori. roger federer is through, beating south africa's kevin anderson in two sets. roger federer a 3-time runner-up in rome. this is a title he is yet to break. okay this is al jazeera america. i'm tony harris live in new york city. we have been given the 2 minute warning to president obama. the president concluded his meeting with gulf leaders at camp david and will address the media. i want to bring in marcela, for a couple of moments before the president speaks. she is a former u.s. ambassador and currently president of the arab gulf states in washington d c. great to talk to you.
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there's a number of things we'll talk about in a couple of moments following the remarks from the president of the united states from camp david, maryland. >> before i get to what we discussed here today with the gul gulf partners i want to express my condolences to the families of those who died in the train accident in philadelphia. i want to express my gratitude to the first responders who raced to save lives and the meaning passengers despite their own injuries made heroic efforts to get passengers to safety. for a lot on that train it was a routine routine journey, come lute business trip. for a lot it was their office a place of business, that makes it more tragic. until we know for certain what caused the tragedy, i want to
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reiterate what we said. we are a growing country, with a growing economy, we need to invest in our country, not just when something bad happens, but all the time. that's what great nations do. i offer procedures for those that grieve, a speedy recovery for the many injured as they work to recover. we will cooperate obviously at every level of government to make sure that we get answers in terms of precisely what happened. now, to the work that brought us to camp david. for the past 70 years the united states maintained a core national security interest in the security of the middle east generally and the gulf region specifically. there's a fundamental tenant of foreign policy upheld by service members, and reaffirmed by every u.s. president including me. since i took office we intensified them. security cooperation with the
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gulf cooperation partners. saudi arabia the unit arab emirates kuwait imam, qatar and bahrain. at a time of extraordinary challenges, across the middle east including conflicts that cause untold suffering. united states and g.c.c. partners cooperate countering terrorist groups like al qaeda, and i.s.i.l. opposing the regime's war against the syrian people supporting the legitimate government of yemen and opposing iran's destabilizing actions across the middle east. i invited g.c.c. partners here to deepen the cooperation and work toot to resolve conflicts across the region and want to thank each of the leaders and delegations that attended. we approached discussions with mutual report and grad that the security relationship between us
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and gcc nations is a cornerstone, and the relationship is a 2-way street. we all a responsibilities. a camp david we decided to expand our partnership and important and concrete ways. first, i'm re-affirming our iron clad agreement to our gulf partners. the united states is prepared to work jointly with g.c.c. states to deter and confront a threat to territorial integrity insignificant with the disharter. in the even or threat of such -- event or threat of such aggression the united states will stand firm with our partners to determine means appropriate, including the use of military force for the defense of our g.c.c. parters. second, and to back up our words with deeds, we will increase our
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extensive cooperation. we'll expand the military exercises and assistance to met the threats and terrorism, meaning more training and cooperation between the special operations forces sharing information and stronger border security to prevent the flow of foreign fighters and increased enforce. to prevent financing. we'll step up efforts to counter violent extremism, including online and expand the cooperation on maritime security and work to harden critical infrastructure. third, we'll help our gulf partners improve their own capacity to defend themselves. the united states will streamline defense capabilities to our g.c.c. partners and work to help with an early warning system and rapid response capabilities to undertake
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missions such as counterterrorism and peace coping. fourth, we pledge to work together to try to resolve armed conflicts in the region and have arctic u kated -- articulated core measures. report, acknowledgment and importance of inclusive government and respect minorities and protect human rights. with respect to syria, we committed to continuing to strengthen the modernization to oppose all violent extremist groups and to intensify our efforts to achieve a political ambition towards an inclusive government. that serve all syrians. we'll continue to support the iraqi government in efforts against i.s.i.l., and reforms to ensure the rights and opportunities of all iraqis are respected. we welcome the humanitarian
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truce. so aid can reach civilians, and return to talks facilitated by the united nations. we'll step up efforts to form a national security government in libya, and encounter the growing terrorist presence there, and reiterate the need for a 2-state solution between israelis and palestinians. fifth, we spend considerable time discussing iran. i updated our gulf partners on the negotiations towards a deal to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon here at camp david we agree a comprehensive solution fully addressing the regional concerns about the programme is in the international - is in the security interests of the international community, including g.c.c. partners. of course whether we reach a nuclear deal or not with iran we are going to face a range of threats across the region including its destabilizing
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activities, and the threat from terrorist groups. we are going to work together to address the threats and much of the enhanced security i've outlined will allow us to do that. i want o be clear - -- to be clear - the purpose of cooperation is not to perpetuate confrontation or marginalise iran. none of our nations have an interest in open-ended conflict. we welcome an iran that plays a responsible role in the region, one that takes concrete practical steps to build trust and resolve differences with nations and abides by international rules and norms. as i said before with tensions in the region resolving conflict will need a broader dialogue, one including iran and g.c.c. neighbours. a key purpose is to ensure