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♪ this is al jazeera. ♪ hello. welcome to the kwaz"newshour." i am jane dutton live from doha. in the next 60 minutes, not welcome, a boat full of migrants is standranded off of the coast of thailand with no country willing to take them in. three generals are arrested in burundi. the u.s. president promises iron-clad commitment to leaders of the gulf corporation council
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amid concerns about a proposed iran nuclear deal. >> the king of blues and, an award winning museician, b.b king has died. we begin in southeast asia where governments in the region have rejected boats full of hundreds of asylum seekers. more than 1600 migrants, rahinga and poor bangladeshis have landed in malaysia and indonesia since sunday. some haven't been as lucky and are being forced back into international waters. food parcels have been dropped to boats, but have pushed them away from thailand's southern coast. fisherman in indonesia have rescued about 800 rohingya
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migrants. those on board say at least 100 people have died while fighting for food and water. rights groups are calling for an urgent rescue of thousands of migrants strafrnded on traffickers' boats in the region. we have correspondents covering the story for us in southeast asia. florence loy is in myanmar's capital. we talked to veronica in bangkok. first, let's go to indian e i can't's ache. prove incident. talk to us about those who managed to make it to land what they saw and how they feel about being in a country that doesn't want them. >> reporter: well, it's quite an oppress i -- impressive rescue operation after the navy has sent away this boat on monday. now, the authorities are going at length to help them and to treat them. there are ambulances every 5 minutes, ambulances are coming in here.
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many are now collapsing. we are talking about a grew of rongha and bangladeshi and asylum seekers separated and sometimes they have been fighting very very badly on the boat. as they told me more than 100 have died. they have very serious injuries and they are very very weak. they were on the boat for three months, and the fishermen, they found them early, early this morning because they found distress calls. they saw them in the sea, and they are telling me that they had no other choice. of course, when you see your brothers as they say, and sisters dying at sea, you have to help. it's at code of solidarity among people at sea. and so that's what they did and they took them in. this is the second boat arriving in achen in one week. the other boats, we visited those asylum seekers yesterday and you see what they told us in our report.
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>> reporter: 10-year-old mohammed and his 8-year-old sister spent two months on a boat. they were hoping to reach malaysia where their father fled because of ethnic violence. the two kids wered among hundreds of people packed on that boat. they say they had to pay smugglers to get them out of myanmar after soldiers arrested their mother. >> our boat had no fuel and we ran out of food. not only me but everyone was crying to find any stretch of land and god heard our prayers. >> the land they found was indonesia. they survived the journey, but their tears are still flowing. many are suffer from illnesses. they are very worried about those they have left behind and those still out there at sea. >> please can someone in the world give us our human rights. our families are 'til still in myanmar and we have no information about them. we are very worried. >> the asylum seekers say they have left with 7 boats. one had to be towed after it ran
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out of fuel. the u.n. high commission for refugees say they are among thousands of rohingya refugees facing dire conditions at sea. >> they are totally exhausted and many are ill-but they are happy to be alived. they made it ashore after a horrific journey at sea. but the fate of many others is still unknown. the time is running out for the international community to rescue them. >> the government of malaysia and indonesia say they will send away boats. the u.n. hur is making a desperate plea for countries to help. >> the time has passed. from what we are understanding from the reports we are getting, these people are in very desperate situations and bad health conditions. we understand many have died at sea already. so there is no time to waste and we really call on the enter the national community to really get out there and find these people and bring them ashore somewhere. >> the rohingya asylum seekers
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will spend months if not years here so far many have not been accepted by country tries,t. this will will be it will be a long time before mohammed and his sister will be reunited with their father. >> the fishermen that actually picked up these asylum seekers from the sea in the early morning are being questioned by the police because they were defying navy instructions to actually send off that boat earlier on monday to malaysia. the bangladeshi told us earlier that they want to go back home. they want to go back to bangladesh. for the rohingya they want to apply for asylum. they want to go to malaysia. the enter the national organizations still have to arrive here in east aceh. >> let's go to bangkok. the situation in thailand
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veronica veronica, is that they are turning boats away. they have done that recently. ol these boats, they were women and children. how are they justifying this? >> reporter: well, they are justifying it in the name of cracking down on the human trafficking. when you look at the actual situation of the people on the boat it is absolutely desperate. this emphasis on the crimes being conducted by human trafficers and people smugglers is causing a humanitarian crisis. one boat that was found by the thai navy just last night, there were about 380 people on board, and they were telling stories about how at least 10 people died on their boat. one man pointed to two more people who were dying of starvation. he said that one man, maddened by despair, threw himself overboard and died. he said that they really wanted to find somewhere, anywhere to feel safe.
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f the thai navy dropped some food packets but this doesn't meet the standards of saving lives. there are women and children on board, and they have no where to turn. >> thank you for that veronica. let's go to london now and speak to peter sutherland. the united nations special representative of the secretary general for international migration. good to have you on the show. i am just wondering what your thoughts are. i know you want to fiber optics on what's happening in europe. what are your thoughts as far as what's happening in and around thailand and aceh prove incident? >> well, of course the two situations are very comparable. the situation in the mediterranean, which is a dire humanitarian crisis, is reflected in a very similar way by the events which you have been describing in your news today in asia.
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the situation as far as the united nations is concerned is absolutely clear. first of all, the overwhelming obligation in both areas is to save lives and to act in accordance with the humanitarian principles which we all profess to hold as members of the united nations t and, therefore, the obligations of all of the countries, both in the mediterranean and in the gulf in bengal in the area of m myanmar is the same, save lives and protect people. >> you say the obligation is to save lives. >> seems obvious. doesn't it? there are women and children on the boats, and they have been turned away. what sort of international law? what sort of pressure can be put in place in order to stop that from happening regardless of where you are in the world? >> well i think there are a couple of points that i would
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make on that. first of all, the pressure must be a moral pressure, and it's a pressure as a signatory of the united nations. it's not a casas bella until the terms of causing a war but it's an obligation of countries to behave in accordance with the principles of the dignity of the human person that we all espouse. the second point i would make something that on the legal aspect there is a legal obligation to save and protect asylum seekers. asylum seekers are people who are escaping persecution. in europe numerous asylum seekers and half of the people crossing the mediterranean approximately real asylum seekers, not economic migrants. they are entitled under a 1951 convention, as is the case in asia, to be protected.
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those who are escaping from myanmar claim, also to be asylum seekers. in other words, to be refugees. the arguments which have been advanced in the media and many countries about migrants as if you are talking about one class of individual are i will use illusory. they are wrong. we have to protect those who are persecuted. they are entitled today asylum. with regard to economic my grant. they are people who will are escaping from dire poverty. bangladesh might be an example. now, in those circumstances they don't have the same rights as far as refugee or asylum but we have a humanitarian concern in regard to their protection. i am merely drawing a distinction between the two because legally there is a distinction between those who were escaping persecution and
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those who are escaping poverty. >> okay. >> but both have rights. >> okay. a lot of work to be done. good to have you on the show peter sutherland united nations representative for international migration. many of the rohingya migrants stuck on the boats say they are from myanmar but the government there will doesn't recognize them t live in the old capitol in myanmar. so where does this leave those who are fleeing, and why is it that they are fleeing? what's the problem? >> reporter: human rights groups will tell you it is the government, the myanmar government policies of persecution that are decades old that are driving many of these rohingya to escape on desperate journeys and traditionally southeast asian countries have adopted a policy of non-interference so they have had regional sum missed.
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they have rarely discussed these problems, rarely discussed myanmar's treatment of the rohingyas but this is changing. we have had the deputy minister saying they must address the problem and find a way to treat the people. we put the question to the mya it nmar presidential spoekszman. he has denied that myanmar is the problem. he said it is not. we can't yet prove these people are from myanmar. he may be right that the there are people leaving who have come from bangladesh many have come from rohingya but the government does not accept it is part of the problem. the myanmar government is saying it may not want to -- >> we lost florence loy there reporting. coming up on al jazeera, we meet somali my grant who escaped from the war in yemen but find themselves well nowhere safe to
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go. mruflings nepal's government is working out of tents as it tries to provide leadership and reassurance after the earthquakes. and game ol or game off. confusion surrounds the cricketer of pakistan. we will have the latest on the that in sport. three generals who try today launch a coup between the president has reportedly been arrested. it happened after coup members admitted the takeover attempt had failed. according to a spokesman, the coup leader is on the run. the latest from malcolm web who joins us from the capitol. i believe we are waiting on the president to the speak. any idea when and what he is likely to say? >> reporter: we don't know yet
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what he is going to say t it was meant to happen a couple of hours ago. we are waiting for that to happen. we heard he was in angozi. we are wondering if it's going to go to the capitol or send a recorded message to the national radio. i expect he will comment on whether or not he is going to still try and run for the third term. and if he says that he does this is the third presidential term that he wants to run for in june's presidential elections. if he says that he does then proceed testers and activists have already said they will continue protest okay monday. so, the you know rest that we have seen in the last few weeks may yet continue. however, in the aftermath of what's happened, it's quite possible it's going to make the president's position quite a lot stronger. of course, there was an attempted coup. so we can expect tonight see some men tried tore treason and trying to overthrow the government. the more that can be connected with that, the weaker it will make the opposition than the activists who have been protesting against the third
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term. >>ists going to go ask about that and what the fate of the coup leaders is likely to be because you said that the president has a lot of support, but, so doing the coup leaders and those who don't want him to run for a third term. >> reporter: that's right. i think three of thegenerals involved were, senior officers, are being arrested. a lot of activists and people in opposition we haven't been able to reach. many phones are off. you understand some of them real trying to flee the country or go to hiding or go to foreign embassies because they are fearing the worset now. they are fearing a crackdown on opposition, more than there was before but we have yet to see what's going to happen and what the tone of the president's speech will be. as soon as we get that speech of course, we will bring it to you. >> obviously, the longer the instability goes on for the worst, the more of an impact it has on the economy.
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already suffering so badly. >> reporter:? >> that's right. many offices and businesses are closed. we have spoken to businessmen. many have also left the country even ahead of all of this because they are fearing for unrest. we have spoken top others who just can't operate because they just can't get cash at the moment. of course, this is one of the poorest countries in africa. so for many people who depend upon doing very, you know, small, low-level bits of trade, this is going to be criminalppling, what little money they can earn they can't earn at the moment because the economy, as you say, has slowed down a lot. >> malcolm we will talk about this more with aden russell, an assistant professor of international history at the graduate institute in geneva. he joins us live from cambridge. thank you for joining us. do you think the president is going to come out of this
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stronger? >> it seems very possible that he will use this will opportunity to try and claim any challenge to him that has been presented is limited in size despite the volume. he will use this opportunity to speak, to prove that his support comes from the hills. it comes from the countryside and that's if a challenge to him can fail from within the security services his claim to the support of the wider population will appear at least in his presentation to be all the more stronger. >> the problem doesn't go away the fact that he was running for a third term. there are many people who don't support that and they feel in a couple of years, that's when corruption came in. >> reporter: absolutely. the protests the criticisms will certainly not go away. the degree to which the ruling party has looked to try and push
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its support to the try and demonstrate its support across the country can certainly be taken as a realization that the criticisms are not at all limited to the protesters. the criticisms as we have seen in the last few days have come from within his party. and the fact that the coup has failed will not dampen down the calls for change. the question is whether these calls for change will find a means of expression that can feed in to the political process that is now under the control of the president. >> the political protest obviously must push aside any of those ethnic tensions that the government was behind stirring through some of the broadcast on its root stations. >> yes. it is very much true that over the last 10 years, ethnic tensions have been defused from the political process, that the opposition towards the president has
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demonstrably come from all sections of society, from different backgrounds but nevertheless ethnicity remains a social reality within burundi which makes it a political resource and if individuals seek to change the conversation to make it about ethnicity, then that is the most dangerous path that can be taken. up until this will point, it seems that the great pride of burundi, they have resisted the reinterpretation of this conflict along ethnic lines. it's greatly to be hoped that this resolution to gos see political conflict and not reinterpret it under ethnic lines the way that observers often expect it to become expressed will remain resolute. >> in the meantime we will wait to the hear what the president has got to say. good talking to you aden russell. thank you. in iraq residents of ramadi are fleeing activists who shot these images say isil fighters
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are searching the town for anyone who helped the army fight against them. the iraqi government says the violence in anbar province over the past month has displaced morning 100,000 people from rhamadi district. let's go live to zena hodr. it seems isil is making quite dramatic gains here. >> there are fears, jane that isil could take over ramadi the proof incial capitol of an bar and the government's really last major stronghold in the province. like you mentioned, people real trapped in the middle of fears, clashes. we understand that the islamic state of iraq in the levant larged a push trying to take control of the government compound in the center of the city according to iraqi police they used three near simultaneous suicide car bombings and killed 10
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policemen. this will be a major blow to the government. they have been losing ground in anbar. the people trapped in the middle like you mentioned, isil does punish those who do work with security services, but it's not just in ramadi. it seems isil has a coordinated plan. late yesterday isil targeted government forces in the towns of garma and el bagdadi. until one instance, they used 21 suicide bombers to target. isil is on the offensive. we heard the iraqi government say they are launching a military campaign top recapture this proveinceprovince. what we are seeing is that the government is not making any progress on the ground. >> i was going to ask you about where this leaves the government and what it is that they can do now. >> well, an bar provincial officials svens sunni tribal elders have been appealing to the government for help. they have been calling for military reinforcements and
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they have been asking for weapons. they have told the government that we can fight this battle alone. just give us what we need. but the government is refusing is reluctant really to provide them with weapons because they believe some of them do support isil and they are worried the weapons will reach in the hands of isil while some sunni tribes support the government, many do not. there is still little faith in the sent tralt government. there is still little political reconciliation. there is a lot of talk that the government medical have to use iranian-backed shia malitias in this fight because the regular army is weak. if the government does that that is going to backfire because what we saw in the battle for tikrit, for example, those malitias were accused of looting and human rights abuses. the government is the in a very difficult situation. they need to reach out to the people in anbar. they need these people on board in order to win this fight. it's just not a military battle. it's a political battle as well. >> thank you for that zeina zeina hodr the army has spotted
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the wreckage of a missing u.s. marine helicopter. around 400 nepalese soldiers have been deployed in the search. the helicopter disappeared while delivering aid on tuesday after a second major earthquake hit the country. there are reports that three bodies have been recovered. government officials in nepal are being forced to work in tents after these two massive earthquakes or aftershocks damaged a building that will house several. 110 people died this week, three weeks after the earthquake which killed more than 8,000 people. fez jamil is in kathmandu. >> after april's major earthquake, the government was scrambling to respond but was still able to operate out of some of their offices. after the major aftershock on may 12th, many ministers and government workers are afraid to go inside their own buildings. >> we have to face a lot of pressure from the people. the nepali people have to feel that the government still
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exists. we will fix the buildings as soon as possible. >> the total extent of the damage or whether or not it's safe is unclear as damage assessment teams are busy throughout the capitaltol assessing people's homes and buildings but with the mon sunnis approaching and the threat more aftershocks looming, many are wondering where the government will operate in the near future. >> to weather now rob, i know you want to talk about the rains in south asia and the him hymalaia? >> an exam whisk in kathmandu down in the south of india, particularly until sri lanka, a couple of thunderstorms. we are getting that. if you look at the white tops there is a stretch across to bangkok and further south, that's where the big rains are going to go start fairly soon. the tops aren't quite as bright
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as we move up towards nepal but they are bright enough for discrete thunderstorms. until bangladesh. in nepal and there were some yesterday. 12 mil meters. so in contrast, it's an awful lot less but it's rain on probably tented environments at the moment. so we have thunderstorms likely developing west of nepal in the next 24 hours because falling just west of that. on the other side of kathmandu. the risk is greater on saturday. more typically, though, this general area in the north of india and pakistan this is a pre-monsoon heat. you see hot and dusty conditions. this is more typical before the monsoon rains come in. good news i think, from nepal, the thunderstorms in the west die outcome sunday. jane. >> thank you, rob. brazil's health minister confirmed the country is facing
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a dingy epidemic. in the first part of this year more than two 00 have died. gerald tan reports. >> reporter: another busy day at a health clinic in sao paulo state. most people seeking treatment have the same symptoms high fever, nausea joint and muscle pain. they have contracted dengue a morningito-borne tropical disease f local media have called the outbreak an epidemic. now, the government agrees. >> the term we use in looking for parameters to find cities states or country has a dengue epidemic is when the number of cases passes 300 t now we are at 3678. we can technically confirm we are seeing an epidemic. >> the health ministry is blaming the spread partly ol a severe drought that's created
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breeding grounds for mosquitos wherever water is the stagnant. many point the finger at the government saying it's not investing enough in the public healthcare system. >> i came here last night, but it was really bad. there were so many people. i finally, gave up waiting. >> from january to april 18th this year brazil registered nearly 746,000 cases of dengue. that's more than double last year's figure for the same period. but significantly loafer than that in 2013 when there were 1.4 million confirmed cases. the brazilian government believes the outbreak has reached its peak and the weather is becoming let's favorable for the mosquitos. it's also working okay a vaccine. until that will happens, its strongest weapon against dengue is prevention. gerald tan, al jazeera.
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fishermen in indonesia have rescued about 800 rohingya migrants. many have died reportedly while fighting for food and water. >> food parcels have been pushed away from thailand's southern coast. in burundi three generals who were reportedly behind the coup have been arrested. it happened after coup members admitted takeover attempts failed. iran's nuclear programs topped the agenda at the summit at camp david in maryland. barack obama reassured gulf nations that a nuclear deal with iran is in their security interests. our white house correspondent patty colhane has the report. >> reporter: this is only the second time the president has rolled out camp david for world leaders in attempt to send a
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message to the gcc they matter to the united states. his goal: to the haven't them a pocial deal with iran over its nuclear program is a good thing and that they don't need to worry. >> i am reaffirming our iron-clad commitment to the security of our gulf partners. the united states is prepared to work 1y0i7b89 with gcc member states to deter and confront an external threat to any gcc states. >> many of the countries have made it clear they are more worried by lifting sanctions, iran will have more money to support the groups its believed to be helping in yemen and syria. one of the president's top aides admitted it is a possibility. >> we believe again what we would expect to see a prioritization with respect to sanctions. >> doesn't mean that there won't be some revenue that is used for iran's security purposes. >> at the end of the meeting, the mayor of qatar expressed
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optimism about a nuclear deal. >> i am here to say that the gcc welcomes this agreement, and we hope at the same time that this will be a key factor for stability in the region. >> the foreign minister of saudi arabia was lessen tuesdayiastic. >> it would be too early to prejudge whether or not what we accept, what we don't accept because we haven't seen the final detail yet that's being negotiated. >> the foreign minister we want on to say this wasn't a negotiation but widely believed the gcc current trees were looking for a stronger treaty. and say they will speed up the process but they are not sure what that will be but they say them they will help them build al missile defense shield. >> will it be enough? >> i think they will probably go away well continuing doubts about the nuclear agreement and continuing doubts about what he is willing to do to help them face iranian-backed malitias on
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the ground in the arab world. >> thank you very much everybody. >> they promised to meet again next year to make sure these are not just words but that the promises made in this serene setting have been kept in the places that are anything about. patti culhane, al jazeera, camp david, america. >> yemen was discussed. gulf leaders say they are committed to easing the humanitarian crisis, but the u.n. is warning critical supplies are not reaching civilians and that hospitals could run out of fuel soon. that's despite a 5-day humanitarian cease-fire between saudi-led forces and houthi rebels which began on tuesday. live in the saudi capital, hour they are going to make sure the humanitarian aid gets in? hasham? >> reporter: well, there is a problem now they face on the ground which is basically the cease-fire is fragile and international aid agencies would like to spend more time in
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yemen. they would like to see the seats fire extended to be able to travel across the country. they haven't been able to reach most of yemen. they are concerned about people stranded in areas in many areas. there is in mountainous areas in yemen. there is also the safety for international act visits on the ground. basically, they are hoping that the houthis and saudi-led coalition can extend the seats fire so that it can assess the needs of the people and then see how they can move forward. i think this is something that the international community is willing now to see the saudis and yemenis work on in the coming days. >> thank you for that hashima. dozens of people real being evacuated from yemen. the international organization for migration says they will be flown to sudan and to their final destinations. mohammed reports from some al y'all where he spoke to some who
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have made it home. >> reporter: there is no let-up in the stream of somali refugees out of yemen. many of them are arriving in the port. at a make- shift town many wait to be transported home. it's the first time muktar has set foot in somalia since he fled the war in 1991. he said he had no intention of returning home. >> there were airstrikes in our area. many people died. we feared for our safety and fled before ground troops came in and all roads get closed. >> 60-year-old hussein lived in the refugee camp in yemen. she breaks down when we asked about her journey back to somalia. >> i am saddened by the fate of the refugees still trapped at the camp.
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they have been abandoned by the aid agencies and have little food and water. they have also no money to pay for the journey back to somalia. >> most of the refugees say they are eager to go back to their camps and villages in southern somalia where they fled from initially due to the somali civil war. it's only those who don't have anywhere to go but who will remain in this camp. >> aid agencies say there are now plans to build a proper refugee camp top houfls refugees. the crisis in yemen has affected trade with somalia. every year thousands of livestock exported through the ports and gulf states t at the port, the ships that are used to transport livestock are idle. >> work has stopped. all yemeni ports are closed. we have been in burbur for the
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last two and a half months. we will start working only when the crisis is over. >> yemen is one of the poorest countries in the middle east but has great strajtegic importance. at the port city of burbur. >> the syrian opposition has raised concerns about talks being held in geneva. the political leadership in exile told u.n. en voip that his attempts to include iran and other allies of bashar al assad. many continue to suffer from the war appears osama bin jamad reports. >> reporter: for many, this is the only way to find something to eat. some parents help them rummage through the garbage not far from the syrian can atal damascus. homi says her kitchen looked like this for months and she struggles every day to feed her
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children. >> translator: what can we do? we don't have fuel electricity. even food, we don't have it. >> but that's not what you see on syrian state t.v. where it looks like everything is under control. in this segment, happy children are seen preparing for exams. there is no mention of the war that's killed more than two 00,000 people and continues to add to the 12 million people who will desperately need humanitarian assistance. activists say the commission in many rebel held areas resemble those in 2013. they agreed to a truce that government forces in exchange for badly needed food aid. rebels say it's made the regime the only source of food and soldiers control everything. the assad government has sporadically allowed the red cross to distribute food but not enough to feed every way. >> what can we do? we pray every single minute to feed our little children. anything.
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even bread. >> in geneva there is another round of talks in which the u.n. envoy is trying to bring all sides to the table. the armed groups that control many parts of syria are not attending and insist president assad cannot be part of any solution. >> the syrian opposition is not happy over the inclusion of iran activists raise the flags of the revolution during state media. this time, asked about what happened to the school. he told the pro-government presenter about how his school was destroyed by the shells fired by assad forces. many don't expect things to change. as all warring sides insist on being right, the fighting goes on and more neighborhoods continue to be turned in to piles of rubble. al jazeera. emergency teams in colombia say they have r06rd four bodies from an unlicensed mine where 15 workers had been trapped. the gold mine flooded.
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alessandro has the report. >> reporter: after almost two days of frantic searching, the first bodies are recovered. but several other miners are still trapped deed inside this gold mine in western colombia. the mine was flooded on wednesday morning when a power outage shut off the pumps that kept the water out. felipe was one of the last to the escape. his brother didn't make tarrant county. >> in an instant, i heard anplosion, and then it was water, water everywhere. i was the last one out. i saw my companions drowning. it was every man for himself . >> rescue yours tried to pump the water out but more water from the a nearby river kept flowing in. so workers tried to build al dike to stop the flow. relatives say they knew their loved ones were taking risks but had no other option. >> i was always afraid, but this
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is our livelihood. there is no other work here and i also lived off of his work. >> 120 miners died in colombia last year in similar accidents. this mine was operating without the required paperwork. the process to license the mine was started nrd 2013, but none of the workers had a formal contract and the company couldn't legally dig deep shafts. authorities all right never inspected the mine. >> the national mining agency will investigate the mining and work safety conditions but now they must focus on revenge ewing the victims. >> risk rescue efforts will continue through the night. the may take days for all of the workers but among the family members and colleagues here, there is little hope at this point to find any of them alive. al he is and dro rampietti, colombia. >> protest in southern peru have
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said they are against the construction of a billion dollar copper mine which they say will contaminate their land and water. 16 people were injured. nine have been detained by police. india's are a prime minister and chinese li kachiv have signed. the world's twovt two most popular countries. them said the two countries should manage their political references to strengthen economic tops. premier li addressed the longstanding border dispute between the two countries >> we both believe we should maintain the momentum behind the special representative meeting on the border issue and sook a fair and reasonable solution for both sides before the border issue is resolved the two sides
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should join for the police and tranquility in the area. >> u.s. blues legend b.b. king died in his home until las vegas. age 89. it's credited with bringing blues into the mainstream and he became an ivcon of the genre. >> with his neutering fingers and resonant soulful voice. >> the thrill is again. >> bb king's sound is unmistakable. ♪ he began byplay okay street corners near the plantation in the u.s. state of mississippi where he was born. ♪everybody. and in a career spanning half a century, rose to become the king of blues. ♪ >> his name is synonymous with the genre, itself. >> i like to do what i am doing and would do it for nothing if
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somebody would pay my bills. but they are paying me for something i like to do anyway. >> king re-wrote the book of blues. ♪ complex, string bands, inspiring thousands. for many his music became a sound track for the soul bb king. that's his legacy. he has given us his lives. he has given us the songs that we cried on, the songs that we have suffered through. he has understood our problems our plights. >> the king always gave his trademark gibson guitar the same name, lucille. the name comes from one of his early shows where two men got into a fight and accidentally started a fire. bb ran inside to save his guitar and later found out the scuffle was over a woman. >> woman's name was lewisucille. bb king had 15 graemes to his name and was in both the blues and rock and roll hall of fames.
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he remained humble. >> i have never met a king before. so, i am a bit nervous, but also grateful. ♪ so give me one... >> bb king died in his sleep. age: 89. >> more to come on al jazeera. another day and another crash at indy. joe will have the details in sport. ♪
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>> regarded as one of germany's most inspiring architects was known for creating light and open buildings and educating hundreds of aspiring architects. two months after his death, he's been awarded his field's greatest honor the pritska prize. >> reporter: it is a by asked word for post-war german architecture decide to show the world that the country had entirely abandoned toetaltarian totaltarianism. munich's statium and the tent-like roof of glass and steel was the inspiration of a small group of arkansas text and engineers, notably this manual. he was architectural luminary and professor. a long time friend and colleague explained the vision that drove his friend on. >> nature was the guiding principle in his life.
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nature, as a consequence of mutation is constantly improving itself. so in the end, constructions emerged that need no improve any more. >> steel mesh and trans lucent fabric. >> form finding has been used to describe his vision. one of his first major international works was this the west german pavilion at the. expo 67 may montreal praised for the blend of lightness and strength. >> he did absolutely pioneering work with his light-weight membrane structures. >> continued to influence the architecture in the '60s, '70s and '80s where you turn the structure to the surface instead of hiding it. this would have been unthinkable without freir otto. he spent decades in the middle east implementing what he learned. this animation from his
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company's website demonstrates how the marriage of european architecture and islamic influence can combine in a middle eastern setting. >> what i have taken from is to accept even for architecture a scientific method of working, scientific insofar that whatever you do, you study it and you put it in a very rational context and rather than inventing something and make it fit. >> it's more than 40 years since the stadium was designed and it's still in used to regularly for all sorts of events. it's come to be seen as defining this city but, also the work of otto. that will work has been honored with the award of the pritzka prize. dominic kane munich. >> what's happening in the world of sport. >> zimbabwe's cricket board is
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expected to determine whether the tour will go ahead. they say they are talking with the government. there was starting with a match next friday. they would be the first test playing international side to tour pakistan since the sri lankan's team bus was attacked in 2009. joining me now from islamabad is camille hyder. what are you hearing about the tour? >> a little while ago, i spoke to an official of the pan stan cricket board who said that he was very optimistic that the zimbabwean team will go backon with the plan with it and an aannouncement was likely within the next few hours from the cricket board to that effect. so room for optimism as far as the series with zimbabwe is concerned. >> how important is it for both pakistan, cricket and for the
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fans there if this tour does go ahead? >> it is crucial because, as you mentioned earlier after the deadly attack on the sri lankan team and given the security situation in pakistan many teams were reluctant to come to pakistan. pakistan has seen deadly attacks, terrorist attacks, bomb blasts. and so it was going to be very difficult to the try to convince somebody to come to pakistan. so, it's a major step. it is hoped that it will revive international cricket and, of course, the fans across this country who wereare mad about the game will be excited to see the zimbabweans playing in lahor. >> i know you will bring us up to date as soon as you know whether that zimbabwe cricket tore is happening or not. football across argentina has been suspended after the death of a player following a head injury he sustained during a match. the issue of player safety was brought further into the
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spotlight after ugly scenes during an important match in buenasaires. robin adams reports. >> for the last 10 days, there has been hope that emanuel ortica who hit his head and is in a coma would pull through. his tragic death from a freak accident was confirmed on thursday. the beautiful game had lost at promising young star. as argentina's football community comes to terms with his death, match did across the country this weekend have been called off. >> i consulted with several football club presidents and we agreed re-schedule all divisions and that there would be no football this weekend. >> concerns have now been raised about the presence of the wall which is only a meter from the sideline, designed to keep fans from invading the pitch.
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the issue of crowd violence highlighted just hours later in buenas aires. one of the biggest rivalries had to be stopped at ha. they were playing in the continent's top club and four players from riverplate were taken to hospital after they were attacked with what looked like pepper spray by r i have a l fans. after a delay of more than an hour which saw the coach lose his cool the match was called off. liver lead one-nil from the first time and officials are meeting to decide whether to replay the match or award the tie. the ugly side of argentine football has been exposed but it's mixed with the pale of tragedy. robert adams, al jazeera. >> another club advanced to the quarterfinals. colombia hope to join them and did immediate amelik of ecuador
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one-nil on the night but it wasn't enough. amelik went through 2-1 on aggregate having convincingly won the opening leg. >> true to a second final, they beat fiorna to gol 5-1 on aggregate. they will meet dinapro in war sossau on the 27th. crain ukrainians beat 2-1 over both legs while it's all coming to go a head in the men's tournament, a women's team from germany has made european history. fsc frankfurt beat 2-1 in the women's champions league final to lift the trophy for a record fourth time. in the nba playoffs the houston rockets pushed their western conference play-off to a decided game 7 against the la clippers on sunday.
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the cavaliers advanced with a win over the chicago bulls in game 6 of their series. lebron james was quiet on the night with just 15 points. the cavaliers now await the winner of the series between washington and atlantaa. the hawks lead that 13-2. as hard as they play as a coach and as a leader for me you have no -- you have no problem with them making mistakes because of how hard they play up and down what their intentions is. >> they give everything to the team, ma'am. and you don't mind when they make a mistake. you rarely see it because they are out there just playing hard. >> spanish alberta con go will have more tests on his shoulder to decide if he can carry on. he leads the overall classification despite the crash on thursday in which he dislocated his shoulder. the crash happened when a
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spectator leaned over the barriers to take a photo bringing down a rider who knocked into the rest of the peleton. >> another day and another crash in the lead up to one of the most famous races in mote sport the indianapolis 500. it happened at the end of thursday's six-hour practice session. joseph nugart spun and hit the safety barrier in almost the same spot as castanevez the day before. the car ended up upsidedown on the track. but he managed to walk away uninjured from the crash. >> more sport on our website for the latest check out we've got blogs and videos from our correspondent around the world. that's all the of the sport for now. jane. >> i don't know how they can survive that. as you say, two days in a row. thank you for that. another portion of news coming up in the next couple of minutes or so. i will see you then. bye for now.
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