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>> part of our month long look at working in america. "hard earned". >> hello, this is the news hour live from london. coming up protestors in burundi of beaten back by police and tear gassed. >> troops sent back to are a mad di to fight isil fighters. >> the faulty air bag inflators that could see the recall of 34 million cars in the u.s. >> environmental protestors
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demand an end to arctic oil exploration. will the falling price of oil grant their wish? >> the sports news, including a match for peace. calling for a game of football between israel and palestinian. he believes it will bring them closer together. >> burundi's penalty is reexerting control after a failed coup attempt. police tear gassed protestors posed to his bid to stand for a third term in office. >> 100,000 people have fled to find safety in neighboring countries. 50,000 are on the shores in tanzania. the president promised not to take revenge in those involved in the coup attempt saying they
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would be treated fairly. >> even though the foreign minister warned protestors not to go out, they are doing it anyway. there were more on tuesday. there are also more police, who are not going to let them march into the central business district of the capitol. tear gas was fired and people run for cover they barricaded the road. in another part of the area, others are on the streets. they seem defiant. government officials say some of the protestors are armed and dangerous and were also involved in the failed coup. >> people were helping those in
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the street. those people agreed they were working closely with those persons who can say now there is coup. the president is no longer penalty of burundi and we are now the new one in power. >> this could be a long drawn-out standoff. >> people say they are doing everything they can to protect themselves by putting up barricades along the roads in the community saying they hope that this help protect them from the police and soldiers, but as you can see some soldiers are already in the community on foot. >> many say they know coming out on to the street could become dangerous. they say they won't be stopped. al jazeera burundi. >> the crisis in burundi created more than 100,000 new refugees in the region according to the united nations.
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laryngnumbers of people have left in the last few weeks fearing revenge attacks by militia's loyal to the president, going to tanzania. we have this report. >> this tiny fishing village wasn't prepared for its population to double in just two weeks. villagers say life has changed dramatically because of the flow of people from burundi. there are now more refugees than locals. >> most of us are coping now. our toilets are full. i had to rebuild mine because it was blocked. >> there are too many refugees, there are too many diseases, water is scarce. >> farther along the banks of the lake, the problem is the same too many no arrivals, not enough clean water. >> they are drinking out of the lake, out of unclean water
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sources and that is a recipe for disaster when it comes to disease. >> diseases like cholera from contaminated or food can kill within hours. there have been several cholera deaths in poorly equipped camps. >> family members are dying in front which our eyes. we have heard that some people will bring in medication, but even if they do, it won't be enough, because there is so many people here. >> many more are on their way tanzania soldiers check both the young and old as they wait for buses to a nearby camp. the duties know that peace has been fragile back home. anyone over 20 lived through civil war in burundi. unresolved ethnic rivalries from that war are a factor in the current crisis. thee hundred thousand people night when ethnic groups turned
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against each other. >> i have left burundi. >> university student it is he and many others have run away because they're scared it could happen again. al jazeera. >> iraq security forces have been sent back to are a maddy ahead of a planned offensive to retake ramadi from ice sill. they will be helped by shia militia groups backed by the u.s. with that isil fighters are trying to secure their grip on the area, targeting police stations where eight policemen have been killed. >> they are preparing for a war that could deep that the sunni-shia divide in iraq. the popular mobilization force are 30 kilometers east of isil's new stronghold, ramadi. they plan to push deep into the
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sunni heartland to recapture territory from the islamic state of iraq and the levant. >> we are announcing that the popular mobilization forces are getting ready to take back anbar. the people have asked about our help about a month ago but politicians were reluctant. >> the anbar council requested such resistance when ramadi fell to isil sunday. the council is not representative of all sunni tribes. many wanted arms to help alone. the government says they fight under the government and are trying to calm fears. even the u.s. has worried about deploying them in the sunni province but now back the decision. >> they say that the paramilitary troops are stronger that are not the state. for the time being, they are the only force capable of fighting
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isil despite months of u.s. training. regular forces are sometime weak and weren't able to hold ground in the face of isil offenses in anbar. >> the u.s. which leads the coalition against isil is stepping up airstrikes and promised to help the iraq government recapture lost ground. isil is still on the offensive. people in the contested town are on the move. the armed group targeted security forces in the town east of ramadi. the fighting over recent days displaced thousands. makeshift camps are set up still under the control of the government and local allies in anbar. not owl sunni tribes support the government and the dissent is growing. >> we are here to help our people who have been abandoned by officials. the provincial council members and government aren't doing anything. >> reaching out to the people of anbar is needed to win this war but the government has done
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little. >> what have our children done to deserve this? we haven't eaten for two days. >> the battle for anbar has not begun in ernest. sunni leaders have long demanded that they scour their province. defeating isil is the first challenge. if security forces fill the vacuum, there could be more war. >> there has been heavy fighting near idlib with government forces com barredding the city. in an attempt to reach a hospital, three civilians have reportedly been killed and another chemical attack reported in the east of the city. this his the third chemical incident this week. >> a three day conference in riyadh involving yemeni political and tribal figures has reiterated support for the exile would president adou rabbo mansour hadi.
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it's cause for the creation of a joint arab force to secure cities against houthi rebels in yemen. u.n. says 1,820 people have been killed in the conflict. we have this report from riyadh. >> surrender or face war. it's the warning issued to the houthis by yemeni factions and tribal leaders gathering in the saudi arabian capitol riyadh. president adou rabbo mansour hadi called for jointly troops in yemen to protect civilians. hadi's only chance to return to yemen is a defeat of the houthi fighters. >> this will pave the way and lay a solid foundation for resolving all the issues, the houthi militias and forces loyal to ali abdullah saleh misread the concept of the truce. >> the government has little control on the ground.
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it says talks with houthis can only happen if they pull out from areas besieged. >> houthis must understand that they will not be a solution without the houthi respecting the resolutions of the security council. they have to withdraw. they have to understand that what they are doing is bricking dissensions and splintering of the country. >> this is the leader of one of the most powerful parties in yemen. it played a significant role in the 2011 uprising that toppled former president ali abdullah saleh. >> the houthis are the ones who declared war on the yemeni people. we have to resist them until the will of the people prevails. >> the key factions seen united
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against the houthis they're torres united in their vision about yemen's future. the secessionists in the south are determined to break away from the north. >> people of the south are looking for a genuine partnership. there were two states that united in 1990, one in the south and one in the north. future agreement mustage that yemen is in fact two separate states. >> coalition war planes bombed houthi positions in the capitol sanna. there are heavy clashes in the cities of taiz and aden. millions of yemenese fear the protracted violence will only aggravate the country's human situation. >> the international community seems unwilling to get militarily involved in yemen. its main goal for now is to bring together all the feuding factions to negotiate a deal and give diplomacy a chance.
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al jazeera riyadh. >> at least six people have been killed by a bomb blast in nigeria west state. the attack on a cattle market was carried out by a suspected boko haram suicide bomber. it happened in the early afternoon when the marketplace was busy. >> unicef says boys and girls as young as seven years old have been abducted, raped and killed in south sudan. it says it has eyewitness reports of the attacks carried out in the state. survivors say whole villages were burned to the ground by armed groups. fighting between government troops and forces have escalated, displacing more than 100,000 people. >> rebels in south sudan say they captured a refinery near a major oil field in the upper state. that they have been told to shut down facilities and evacuate.
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residents have been battling government troops in the area for months. they've taken control of key oil installation as a way to force the president to step down. >> south sudan's information minister has told al jazeera there are no refineries in the area. michael mckay also said he believes the rebels will not succeed in bringing the country to a standstill. >> we have no refinery in the upper area. the only refinery that we had was the military say was interrupted before it could be open, so their claim that they have captured the refine rip is not correct. it is not in place because they have no refinery over there. they believe that it is only the saboteur who is the problem and they demand that must go. this is why they rebel. they come up with their open
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objective. can they achieve that? for me, i don't believe that they are capable of doing anything. they are incompetent and they will not make it. they will have to accept what the government says. >> still to come on the program a win in the war against human trafficking. thai police confirm a suspected kingpin of a major network has handed himself in. >> in sport a lucky escape, doctors reveal the scale of the latest big accident in practice for the indy 500. >> colombian officials say 200 have been killed in landslides. rescue teams are looking for the missing. most residents were sleeping when the landslide hit the community, taking homes and bridges. >> al jazeera is in colombia.
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>> the central town itself is pretty much still in one piece except for the smaller houses that were built along the ravine, but the fact is here there is a very rugged topography of the colombia and the very seismic, as well activity and also the fact that many houses that are quite precarious in the way they are built, so this makes it like a perfect cocktail for these kind of disasters to happen. we've seen many of them in colombia in past years. this village has been hit the hardest. the other ones are safe, the situation here, i think this situation shows that the government needs to look closer to the places at risk and try to prevent other disasters. >> russia has access to two citizens currently held by ukrainian authorities saying they are russian soldiers
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captured fighting alongside separatists in eastern ukraine. moscow denies it has supplied weaponry or troops. we have this report. >> the ukrainian authorities wasted no time in showing the men off. both were wounded in fighting in eastern ukraine last saturday. both admit they are members of russia special forces. the cranes say both were wearing russian uniforms and carrying these russian weapons proving their point that mass co is supporting separatists with equipment and regular soldiers on the ground. object tuesday the russian foreign ministry demanded to see the men, denying their with the russian army. >> on may 16, aren't 15:00 local time, two russian armies were captured from the third unit of a special mission of general
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intelligence. >> ukrainian and western officials have long claimed regular russian troops have also been fighting in ukraine. moscow said any russians that may be there are merely volunteers. the two sides signed a peace deal in february in minsk which was meant to see a separation of forces, but neither said fulfilled obligations and the front line remains volatile approximate in european capitals and nato headquarters, they claim the frank i am. m. >> peace is undermind. >> we speak the same language, respect the minsk agreement. we are saying this with the same firmness to both sides because this is the conditions for peace. >> the capture of what appears to be two regular soldiers on the front line engaged in fighting has certainly
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strengthened kiev's hand in showing the denials. >> 16 people have been killed by a fire in ababout her buy january. a criminal investigation has been launched. >> to the u.s. now regulators say the japanese company takata agreed to declare 38 million vehicles defective because of problems with air bag in flightors. let's speak to our correspondent patty calhane. >> we believe it is the large have recall ever in the history of the united states. we've known that these takata airbags have problems, u.s. regulators calling an the company to recall these airbags. the company has now said it will do that.
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it involves major car makers like ford, g.m., chrysler, fiat, b.m.w., so will take years for all of them this be taken care of. when they go off even in low impact collision sometimes these shards are metal come out. it's been injuring people. more than 100 people have been injured. one gentleman lost his right eye. six people have been killed worldwide, so the company now taking this step. we think they'll focus on parts of the country that have especially hot or humid conditions. that seems to be one of the main problems that is causing these air bags to have this reaction. again, consumer safety regulators here in the u.s. say it is going to take years to replace the airbags bolt the drivers side and passenger sidear bags. >> it is a huge operation especially when they're not entirely sure why this happens.
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>> u.s. regulators said it has something to do with the chemical being used, but also said that they couldn't guarantee that the new replacement kits are safer because they haven't tested them yet. the question is how much safer are they. some analysts say they shouldn't be using anybody at guinea pigs with these replacement kids, but admit that people might have to go back more than once to get these airbags fixed. >> live from washington, thank you. >> police in london arrested nine men including three pensioners in connection with a jewelry heist in the city's famous diamond district. police say they recovered a significant amount of high value property during raised in london and kent, southeast of the capitol. gang members drilled through concrete walls two meters thick to enter the vault and steam the contents of 72 safety deposit boxes. >> in france, teachers were
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striking against reforms to give school more autonomy, saying they will increase the disparity between those in rich and poor areas. a recent economic index understands the french system is one of the least equal not world. we have more details. >> education reform arrears its head every five years or so and the aims the same regardless of the government in power at the time namely to restore a perceived golden age of the public school system and arrest the decline of the french schools when compared to international standards. this time, it's the french president francois hollande and his young 37-year-old education minister, buzz what theaves done with these propose also perhaps uniquely is to unit everybody against them. >> we have a problem with foreign languages. we are not good, the english are
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even worse but we are not good and we are getting way worse. >> we don't know exactly if it works. we haven't been consulted. we haven't an idea how it will work. it's all very messy and we don't like the messes. >> we are reason that 1,200 posts will be disappeared. >> it was retorted has her opponents were pseudointellectuals. you can see the bitterness with which this issue has been taken by all sides. traditionalists are phased out by latin and greek and the teaching of history under question. the reform would make voltare
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compulsive. it in a international implications. there was a briefing presentation if you like by the german embassy in paris just last month giving their concerns about the proposed reforms saying that the down grading of the german language in schools would have important business implications for trade between france and germany affecting companies. to see a french socialist president pitched against a million or so left leaning teachers is curious indeed. both sides agree on the problem and that is to try to remove the elites which dominate industries such as the media and politics. what they disagree on is how best to achieve that. >> 21 fighters were killed did you say spected to be allied with ice sill and al-qaeda. a major offensive took place near algiers. fighters ally operate in the
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mountainous northern region of algeria. >> six years after the end of one of the world's most brutal civil wars, sri lankans are remembering those who died. the anniversary focused on honoring those killed rather than celebrating victory. we explain. >> sri lanka remembers the guns made silent in 2009. tuesday, the country honored the servicemen killed in battle. it marked and important shift from the past. >> in the program to develop infrastructure, there was no reconciliation, although broken buildings and roads were reconstructed, as a country there was no program to rebuild prone hearts. >> the president pledged that the policy of his government would be to pursue development and reconciliation.
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>> people gathered for the first time to grieve. survivors speak of almost 300,000 people squeezed into a pocket of land on this beach six years ago. as hell rained down on them, it was the scene of the final battle between government troops and the tamal tigers. >> the tahal tigers weren't allowed to grieve their dead. the government is more sensitive trying to help people. people turned out to mourn pray and some to hope. >> we are full of pain and sadness and have never had the chance to express it. events like this help us to share the pain, to cry and
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reduce the burden we carry. >> addressing the remembrance day event the president said what is being built is a new country where finding solutions would be easier when peace and unity are strengthened, doing so while balancing the sentiment of different communities, the military nationalists and the countries politicians will be an test of his leadership. al jazeera northeast sri lanka. >> still to come on the news hour. >> people can read my books actually in the same way. >> al jazeera speaks to the newly crowned winner of the man booker international prize. >> in sport, more than 50 people arrested in a football match fixing investigation. we will have the details later.
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>> welcome back. protestors demanding that bur rub di's president drop his bid for a third term have clashed on the streets. >> iraq's security forces have been sent back towards ramadi ahead of a planned offensive to retake the city from the islamic state of iraq and the levant. >> u.s. regulators say the japanese company takata has agreed to repair 38 million vehicles defective with air bag inflators, believed to be the largest consumer recall in u.s. history. >> environmentalists have been targeting shell. hundreds of protestors in the u.s. are continuing a worn borne demonstration against shell's plan to drill for oil in the arctic. activists took their message to the company's annual general meeting. our reporter reports from the
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hague. >> it was the moment for shell shareholders to meet the board and put forward their concerns. before they could environmental campaigners had gathered outside the venue determined to highlight the dangers they believe shell's plans pose to the arctic. >> shells going back this year to the arctic, despite the concerns the risks the massive protests and what you see is that they are still pursuing a strategy that's basically going towards four degrees celsius of global warming. that's not in line with the international commitment. >> seemingly a world away, hundreds of people are staging a protest against shell calling themselves the kayaktavisits they are highlighting their concerns. one alaska campaigner traveled
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to the netherlands to explain in person the dangers she believes her people will face. >> i hope that theward might be able to realize ohio the how high the risk is for them. they don't have a prove that technology that will be safe enough to drill out there in the ocean. >> shell said it has developed many safety procedures to enable it to drill in the arctic and that it is committed to reducing climate change. at shell, we have long recognize that had meeting energy demand is a massive challenge but so, too, is the need to tackle the real and growing threat that climate change poses. >> within a few months of this meeting, shell will start exploratory drill in the arctic. some estimates suggest that around 20% of the world's oil
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and natural gas resources lie there. shell it is the area represents to huge opportunity, but presents it with a huge responsibility. dominic cain, al jazeera the hague. >> the activists targeted shell's annual meeting saying price rather than political pressure is blocking the fossil fuel extraction. major companies have shelved new projects. according to a report, the study found 26 projects in 13 countries have been abandoned or delayed. that includes nine involving oil sands extraction in canada. it's because of the fall in the price of oil which dropped from $115 a barrel a year ago to a low of just $45 in january making those expensive extraction projects uneconomic.
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>> the senior partner around head of analysis at rystof energy gave of me his readings of all those dropped oil projects. >> i think what we will see now is a mix of delays and cancellations, so the total project value of all the cancellations and delays that they actually have seen announcements for amounts to $100 billion. we think that if all parties is rebounding and increasing, some of these projects can actually be come on stream later. we are talking about delays of a win mum of two, three years for these projects. >> how immediate will the effect be on the oil price, do you think? >> that is the interesting question. there is a time lag in the system for oil and gas. we don't expect production with
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the exception of u.s. where the production has flattened out by now. the fall in production from offshore will not be visible before next year, so there is about one year of a lag between the drop of investments ant reduced production. >> these investments were going to be long term projects, so why do these companies feel they needed to put them on that hold now even if the oil price is so low, presumably, it was going to rise in the future and those projects weren't going to come to realization for many years anyway. >> yes what we saw in the oil industry is 2012 and 2013, the cost of developing increased. now with the lower price, they really had to cut costs and defer investments and they are
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cutting very steeply across the board and they try to save the cash flow to have positive earnings during 2015. >> how do you think all of this is going to affect exploration for oil in the arctic which has been in so many headlines recently? >> i think that oil everywhere, especially where there are high costs for developing the oil you will see the largest cuts and delays. arctic is one of the area where we already have seep cuts and where if oil prices are staying relatively low, you would see that probables in the arctic will be impacted very severely. >> presumably environmental groups are going to be static about this, but of course it is not being done for environmental reasons. >> i think that we see that a lot of the high cost projects are being delayed and these are also projects where kind of a green foot print is the largest
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for instance oil sands. most of the cuts we have seen already are from oil sands expansion projects, and i think that environmentalists and everybody concerned about the environment thinks that maybe it's better that some of the oil sands projects are being canceled in favor of oil developments that has less green footprint. >> shoppers in the united states may soon find it harder to discovery where their red meat comes from. the world trade organization ruled that country of origin labels make it more difficult for canadian and mexican farms to sell their cattle across the border. u.s. politicians are talking about changing the law to avoid trade retaliation by their neighbors. from washington, d.c., al jazeera's al fisher explains. >> more and more consumers want to know where their food comes from. it's why washington's eastern
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market is popular. most of what is here is sourced locally. >> we try to buy from local. >> i'd rather have u.s. stuff. >> i have to be comfortable and confident with the area it's coming from, so i know if i have confidence that it is what it says it is. >> i see typically choose a place to go. >> i don't check the labels, because i know the labels don't mean anything in this country. >> the world trade organization have made that a little bit harder. the u.s. wanted consumers to know exactly where their meat was coming from. when beef arrived for slaughter it was separated beef from mexico canada and the united states. it meant imports from canada and mexico went down. the w.t.o. said that was unfair and it had to change. >> last year, the u.s. imported 2 million cattle from canada and mexico and 500 pigs from canada.
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they said labeling added cost and wasn't top of consumers priorities and little in the way of free trade. >> it's hard for yours as a nation to promote free trade and do re strictive things that decisions by the w.t.o. is not compliant. >> country of origin labeling was introduced in 2009, giving mexico and canada the option to impose higher tariffs on american goods. changing the laws is being debated. >> it has been voted on multiple times in different farm bills. the meat industry has tried to kill it in u.s. court and it always survives because it's a good rule, gives people good information and it only, the meat industry only got to attack this when they went to the w.t.o., to a place we don't get a vote, they are unelected
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unaccountable. >> the industry has changed in recent years. customers are really after the same thing. >> they want to know that they're getting the best they can get. >> only the most careful consumers will notice the change. canada and mexico say it will work on a solution and all three plan to meet over meat soon. alan fisher, al jazeera washington. >> u.s. biker gang members are reported to be head to go waco, texas after a shootout. waco police have asked motorcyclist it is to stay off the road and have snipers on rooftops in preparation for revenge attacks. the dead bikers were members of two rival gangs and authorities recently warned of growing animosity between the groups. >> a former thai prime minister pleaded inning to charges of negligence. yingluck shinawatra was mocked by supporters as she left court
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on bail. she is accused of failing to prevent corruption from a rice subsidy scheme. supporters say the charges are made up to damage her family. >> promises of a return to democracy in thailand have been called into question after it was announced that the general election schedules for february might be delayed by six months. thai land said military leader said the postponement is to allow for a referendum on a new constitution. critics say it is to stop the chenowyth family from regaining power. >> migration has left thousands of people stranded at sea. the u.n. said 2,000 people including women and children are at risk of starvation. after more than 40 days trapped on boats malaysian thailand and indonesia are refuse to go
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accept the migrants fleeing persecution in myanmar. >> thai police say the suspected kingpin of a major human trafficking network turned himself in. we have more from southern thailand. >> this is the pier, many of the businesses around here are owned by a former politician, a man known at kotong, the key suspect in human trafficking here. just off the coast is where those boats of rohingya and bangladeshi migrants have been drifting. it's a situation the u.n. said could turn into floating coffins. nearby check points are set up in this part of the province. of the 65 suspects wanted in connection with human trafficking, only 30 have been detained. police say that they have evidence that an army general was involved. the military government denies this. in some cases fishermen helped
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out with these migrant boats. thailand's navy have assets deployed in the sky and sea looking for vessels but haven't seen any sign of them for several days. there will be high level meetings between thailand, indonesia and malaysia. on wednesday the foreign ministers will sit down for a meeting. many hope there will be decisions about the fate of thousands still abrupt at sea many struggling just to survive. >> a fire at a sweat shop in buenos aires last month that killed two young boys has drown attention to argentina's clan did he say type textile industry, one of the biggest in latin america. it calls for the exploitation of immigrant workers and for the fashion industry to stop buying from those workshops. we have this report from buenos aires. >> this is shopping in downtown fashion conscious buenos aires. brand names at affordable
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prices, but some pay a very high price. rolando and rodrigo age 10 and seven died in a fire at this sweat shop making cheap clothes. >> i could show you houses that look rich but behind the walls are 50 people working enslaved. there are six sweat shops just on this block. >> since this fire at the end of april, the foundation which campaigns for better working conditions has identified hundreds more illegal sweat shops in residential neighborhoods. ordinary looking doors hiding numerous nightmares, they employ hundreds of mainly bolivian immigrants in cramped unsanitary conditions. olga arrived in 2000 with her two small children and spent years working 16 or 17 hours a day. >> i was working with nine other people in a tiny space with no
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room for us to move. we were hardly allowed to go to the toilet. we ate breakfast at our machines and lunch at our machines. she now works at a cooperative a maximum which eight hours a day with breaks. these are called secret workshops, but everybody knows where they are the neighbors authorities and companies that by that the clothes. this one was only exposed because two young children died here. there are growing calls for the deaths not to have been in vain. >> we are talking about 68% of thear jen teen clothing industry being conducted in sweat shops informal work, forced labor people who work more than 12 hours a day without rights and slave labor living and working in the same place without being able to leave. >> we phoned a well known
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international clothing company accused of buying from the sweat shops, but have so far not had a response. >> these protestors march from here to the site of another sweat shop fire nine years ago then six bolivian workers including children died. stylish and cheap, but what is the ultimate cost? al jazeera, buenos aires. >> the hunch back what i will has been on the endangered species list since the 1970's, but the federal protection given to some of them have some trying to lift it. we look at both sides of this issue. >> after a career as a marine biologist, catherine opened her own wail watching outfit. >> when i first started then,
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there was 400 humpback the in the population off california, and now there's close to 3,000 since i've been here, so big noticeable difference. >> hunted almost to the point of extinction in the 1960's, they wound up on the endangered species list and now they're back in a big way. >> they were definitely on the road to extinction and it was just due to the one factor, that was commercial whaling. once that factor was removed we started to see recovery of the population. >> the population numbers of these animals like the mother calf behind me here suggests they are doing well. the trouble is when they come up off of the endangered species act they are going to have less protection than now. these animals swim through the crab traps here. >> this is a humpback caught in a commercial fishing net the single biggest killer of wails dolphins and porpoises in all
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the world. they will still be protected by the marine mammal protection act, but what i will conservationists like colleen worry it won't be enough. >> while it will offer protection against any current and future projects such as oil and gas exploration or seismic drilling under the marine mammal protection act if they weren't endangered, they can harm or harass a certain number of humpback whales. >> in alaska, the state's largest industries, oil and commercial fishing say they have to tread lightly around the humpbacks. state officials have petitioned to delist the humpback, which would ease those restrictions. >> it's supposed to be a strictly biological opinion or biological analysis, not really considering the economics but there are economic concerns that
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bring the humpback population into focus. >> the endangered species act has by all account saved humpback whales. now we'll see whether it's done enough to let them survive on their own. jacob ward, al jazeera monterey california. >> the man booker prize has been awarded, he is the sixth person to receive the prize, one of the most prestigious writing awards. aside from the $95,000 prize money, the award gives the winner a chance to reach new readers. >> al jazeera caught up with him beforehand and he recited some of his work. >> i would live here wide eyed, following the land, gravity hope enchantment and
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tranquility. i would live here those beloved and those close to me, everything that touched me, everything that shocked me, fascinated and uplifted me. >> coming up on sport after the break, he was thrown out of china, but the manager of this top sprinter said not because of his reputation as a cheat.
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>> welcome back. we have sport. >> thank you very much. the head of footballed world
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governing boiled proposes a match between the national teams of israel and palestinian to be played in europe. he was speaking on a visit in jerusalem where he met prime minister benjamin netanyahu sparking demonstrations in the occupied west bank. in 10 days time at the request of palestinian fifa will vote whether to suspend israel football. he still believes the sport can bring the two sides together. >> this football of israel shall help the football of palestine and we shall find solutions in order that there is a better let's say going together in all the circumstances. >> another match scandal has more than fist arrested in a
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series of dawn raised by police. the sweep is connected to an investigation into the suspected rigging of dozens of games in the third and fourth divisions of italian football with alleged mafia connections. more than 70 people have also been placed under surveillance. the suspects include players officials as well as one police officer. >> zimbabwe cricket team preparing for their groundbreaking tour in lahore friday. when they touched down, they became the first nation to enter pakistan in six years. games are suspended after gunmen attacked the team bus. around 4,000 security officers and policemen are deployed to protect the zimbabwe party in a major security operation. >> we have more from outside the
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stadium which is in lockdown. >> welcome to gaddafi stadium in the city of lahore, which is going to be the venue for the match between zimbabwe and pakistan. it has taken six long years to convince an international team to come and play here in pakistan. there is unprecedented security in the city of lahore to ensure that the games go smoothly. the pakistani military has launched a major offensive against the taliban in pakistan and that has created a conducive environment restoring law and order across the country. the zimbabwe team has done a brave thing to come here and show the people of pakistan that they are still serious about cricket and want to send a message that zimbabwe is there to play a leading role in the revival of cricket in pakistan,
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a country where people are passionate about the game. >> we are very happy to see an international team and hope that more teams will come to pakistan as the security situation is far better than before. >> almost all the tickets are sold out and the match isn't until friday. people are very excited to see a cricket match after such a long time as the people of pakistan are cricket lovers. >> it also means that pakistan will come out of isolation. its own team has had to play in the united arab emirates, so a lot of excitement across pakistan that this will be good cricket and give an opportunity for the pakistani team to show that they can still play the game. >> controversial american sprinter justin gatlin said he was kicked out of a world challenge event in beijing with no explanation. the 33-year-old banned for doping expressed concerns about
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his fitness after the flight from doha said officials asked him to leave. there is no official response about why he won't be competing. his manager has denied the reason it was because of his past doping. he won in doha, the fastest in the world this year. >> the girlfriend of indy car racer james said he's awake and communicating after his crash monday practicing for the famous indy 500 race. doctors say he was lucky to escape with his life. he had to be cut out of his car after speared through the leg by a suspension arm and suffering major blood loss. he is recovering and in intensive care. his accident was the fourth serious practice in this year's race leading to major concerns over safety. >> that's all the sport. i'll be back later. >> that is about it for this particular news hour, join me
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