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>>. >> pedalling politics burundi sids president voted in an election marred by violence hello, i'm darren jordon you're watching al jazeera, live from doha. also on the programme, a top al qaeda member in syria has been killed in an air strike the first u.n. ship carrying relief supplies for yemen reaches an embattled port for aden cyber crackdown - stepping up the fight against child
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pornography votes are being counted in burundi after an election that critics there and abroad as having no credibility. >> pierre nkurunziza is trying to remain in power despite sitting two terms. the united nations, e.u. and the african union condemned the poll saying they will not recognise the results. the election has been marred by violence, hours before polls opened. one person was shot dead in bujumbura. the ongoing violence forced nearly 160,000 people to flee the neighbouring countries. we'll hear from catherine wambua-soi in rwanda. here is our report from bujumbura much >> reporter: after a night of gunfire and explosions in burundi's capital, the dead are being counted. this man was an opposition member. no one knows who killed them or
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why. it is frightening them. >> people don't sleep all night. we are here. we hear the guns. grenades. we don't know. >> people say he was killed somewhere else, and dumped here. it angered a lot of people. there has been a lot of protests in the last few months and people are concerned there could be violence after the election. >> the neighbourhood has been tense since president pierre nkurunziza announced he would run for a third term. the president voted in his home town, saying that he is impressed by the large voter turn out in the country side where he is popular. >> today we have attended voting in our county. it marks a big achievement and fuels democracy in our country. this is a divisive opportunity to allow all burundians without
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exception to elect the best candidate. someone that will encourage development of the country. >> reporter: in the capital things were different. lines were shorter. some refused to vote. many wanted peace. >> translation: it is my right to vote. it's good to vote to have a president that could govern the country. >> reporter: opposition parties boycotted the elections saying conditions are not right for a free or fair poll. the international community, including the african union said they will not recognise the result. they expect pierre nkurunziza to win. his opponents say they will not stop trying to remove him from power. she came from burundi's capital on sunday. she was a trader selling clothes. now she has to rely on humanitarian aid. this woman is far from home, but still afraid. she asked us to hide her
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identity. >> there are two checkpoints. one by police, and one by pierre nkurunziza. if you carry luggage, they stop you crossing the boarder. if you are a mum you are accused of being a rebel, and they take you. we have to pay bribes to get through. >> reporter: that group that she is talking about is a rule ag party whose members have been accused of killing and intimidation. many of the people are following keenly what is going on in their country, they want to go home but elections on its own does not guarantee safety. >> this woman arrived in may with six children. she said that being in the camp provides challenges but it is safer than being at home. >> i can only go back if i see many people here doing so.
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for now, it's impossible. there's a lot of uncertainty. people are still beak killed. >> aid agencies are worried that they could see more fleeing people if the situation in burundi is not resolve. >> we are prepared for any given scenario. we hope that the given scenarios will not take place because any displacement is a tragedy for a person. >> reporter: back at the camp the teenagers catch up on their studies. the 1,400 children separated from their families. far away from the only home they know. the united states says a senior al qaeda member has been killed in an air strike in syria. a pentagon spokesman said he was killed travelling in a vehicle two weeks ago. he was a key figure in the
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cowera san group. one of the few leaders that knew about the september 11th attacks. jamie mcintyre has the latest from washington d.c. >> reporter: the pentagon said he was important, a major facilitators, and a leader of a group of veteran al qaeda operatives operating in syria. u.s. intelligence believes the main priority was trying to device attacks against western targets. particularly the united states. they see this as a threat against the united states. this khorasan group is an offshoot of al qaeda, operating in syria, and they were - there are two areas of focus. they were looking at trying to recruit western operatives in order to carry out people who wouldn't draw as much suspicion, and those with passports. and also trying to develop some difficult or impossible to detect bombs that can be smuggled on an aircraft. things that they can get through
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or get through the routine security. the pentagon is touting a significant victory in the ongoing battle against al qaeda. it shows while al qaeda may be diminished, it has a core capability to plot tax against the united states. a statement said that this will degrade and disrupt the ongoing external operations of al qaeda. the first u.n. navy ship arrived in yemen. it stopped at the southern port city of aden. the world food program carried 3,000 tonnes of supplies. it's estimated close to 13 million yemenis don't have access to food. it can't feel the gap. >> the world food program director for the middle east gave us on update on the situation in yemen. >> it was difficult. it's been waiting outside aiden
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for more than two weeks now, waiting for the right moment to come in. now, this morning, we thought the conditions are suitable. it's carrying on board food 3,000 tonnes of food enough to feed 180,000 people for one month. i would like to highlight here on 14 july we managed to get food for 27,000 people from here to other parts of the country in to aden. we are happy to see that staying in aden a soldiers has been killed in the fighting there. the officer died in the conflict. they are yet to confirm ground forces to yemen. houthi rebels have been losing ground in aden in the saudi-led coalition
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they have carried out air strikes targetting houthi positions. they've been fighting in the era, west in the region the unit backed by fighters launched attacks on houthi rebels. 10 have been killed including seven rebel fighters. the death of a black woman after a routine stop is investigated as a whom site. >> get out of the car. now. >> wow. >> this dash tam video shows sandra told to get out of her car by a white state trooper. she was pulled over for not using an indicator. authorities say she shouldn't have been arrested in the first place. >> it's important that america knows that given everything that is going on in america. in relation to relationships between law enforcements.
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they want to make certain that people do not perceive this anything we do as a white wash. the philippines government said he's stepping up the fight against exploitation. it's after a warning from interpol and the fbi, that it was a global hub for cyber crime. we have the story. >> we have the right to remain silent australian national peter collias was arrested for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old girl. he is accused of running a cyber sex business in which children as young as 2 years old were filmed, and the videos sold online. another national was arrested a few days ago. this man is a former mayor from belgium. interpol and the federal bureau of investigations warned the european government that the country is a hub for a billion
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director global sex industry. the head of the crime commission says the situation is worrying. there's a wide group that found on online platform. >> it's an eye opener for government and law enforcement. our children here are in this kind of crime. and there's more reason for law enforcement to double the effort to protect the children. >> reporter: the number of government raids and arrests are increasing. >> the rise about pornography is alarming. important sites raised by 200%. since 2011. online child abuse is the leading cyber crime in the country, and it is difficult to fight. >> many of these abuses happen in the villages. often targetting children from impoverished communities. it is deep and traumatic impact on a child.
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the difference between sexual abuse and other abuses is that the child is groomed for a period before the abuse happens, and the child is convinced by the perpetrator, that this is something we do together the stairway foundation has been rescuing abused children for 25 years. they have helped many children recover through art. they managed to break the silence of their abusive past. >> like that man who found the courage to speak out about what he suffered as a young boy. now, he helps other boys who are in a similar situation. >> children must be protected of their rights, their bodies in their eyes everything is sacred. >> hundreds of filipino children are believed to be vulnerable to online abuse. ronaldo and children like him say the situation is not
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welcome back. the top stories on al jazeera. votes have been counted in burundi's controversial presidential election. critics say the poll has no credibility. the president is seeking a third term. the opposition says it goes against the constitution. the united states says a senior al qaeda member has been killed in an air strike in syria. he was a key figure in the syrian based al qaeda offshoot. the u.s. says he knew in advance about the september 11th attacks. in yemen, the first aid ships arrived in aden since saudi-led air strikes began. it's carrying 3,000 tonnes of supplies, enough to feed 180,000 people a month. >> now the u.s. and cuba may have restored diplomatic ties and they are polls apart on the subject of guantanamo bay.
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the territory has been under american control for more than 100 years. cuba wants it back. guantanamo, a place that is a symbol of human rights abuses. for 13 years the u.s. naval base in cuba held up to 780 detainees, prisoners of the global war on terror. guantanamo is the u.s.'s only permanent overseas base in the america. sailors and marines stationed here respond to natural disasters and go after drug dealers and human traffickers. havana wants to fight back but the obama administrations the idea. >> no end to ses session or plan in relation to the guantanamo base in cuba. >> troops have been deployed all around the world. there's only one country where they've been deployed against the wishes of a host government.
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the americans palt rolled the deep bay. 1903 - again from the spanish american war. >> the u.s. started paying rent. currently 4,000 a year. in the 1960s. they started cashing the checks and called on the americans to leave. in most respects guantanamo looks like any military base. a department store, a recreation programme, and other amenities for the troops and their families. they stand at least three prisons which held the men captive in the years after the september 11th attacks. the u.s. needs to resolve the long-term status of the prisoners before anything happens to the base. analysts say they need to look at the long-term trajectory of its relationship with havana and
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the region. >> there's a lot of hurdles to getting this done. it should be secured. the united states has an historical debt. it's clearly the terms of the initial agreement were unfair unbalanced at a different time history. it will factor into the normalization process. it's a backburner issue. >> normalization will tark time. it's fair to assume the u.s. will find a way to hold on to guantanamo. with what form and facilities may come down to what the cubans will accept u.s. aviation authorities are dividing with a teenager broke the law firing a handgun from a drone. a video had a drone has been circulating. it was rigged with a mechanism to pull the trigger on command.
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u.s. regulations prohibits reckless operation of an aircraft. >> and iran 22 people have been killed. the latest in a shia neighbourhood in baghdad. 13 killed when a car bomb exploded imran khan travelled to where people say they have lost faith in the government's ability to protect them. >> this is where the bomb went off on friday during the eid festival. the government claiming responsibility. mobs of angry young men. shia muslim town have been out on the streets. >> no one cares what happened here or the government hasn't visited here.
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no one cares. their anger is not likely to go away any time soon. they blame the sunni muslims for allowing fighters in. allegations not put to al jazeera, but refuse to put on on canada. the people lost faith in the government to defend them. the only that attend attacks like these. they are the only ones that had the to take revenge. that's what they want. >> the local mayor is a man under pressure. they are lying low and increased security fearful of mobs outside. >> we need more of everything to protect ourselves. more bomb dedecking equipment. police and soldiers that know the area.
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members of the militia groups visited the town. one of them warned they will get revenge for the attack. >> for i.s.i.l. it's a big propaganda victory, demonstrating they can attack at will and will have president's scared and angry. >> anti-government protests continued in turkey following the detected suicide attack. >> they say the government has not down enough. 32 people were killed in an explosion near turkey's border with syria. a suspect has been identified. the tenderest of gestures under the most terrifying of circumstances. clutching and caressing the coffin, he can't bear to let his loved one go. >> in south-east turkey
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relatives and friends of the victims experienced their darkest day. the grief is far too powerful to contain. later, where the bomb went off, one of the injured youth activists looked on in horror and sadness. he was going to go into kobane syria, with two of his best friends, two who are now gone. traumatized to his core, it's clear his psychological wounds are more painful. under the sadness anger bubbles up. he was at the scene of the explosion. >> we are in great pain. we will take our revenge. into many here feel the turkish government has not done enough to protect its kurdish population. especially in areas like this on turkey's long porous border like syria. others say keeping the border
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safe is a shared duty. >> it is our responsibility because we didn't take precautions. we should have taken more precautions. >> while investigators worked to bring the perpetrators to justice, this community is struggling to come to terms with this reality. >> at the site of the horrific attack at the cultural center there's a deep sense of sadness. behind me there are folks that gathered, that left flowers and children's toys. why children's toys because the volunteers from the youth group planned to go in to kobane, and would take the toys to children's whose lives were devastated by war. the youth group planned to cross to syria, while reconstructing shattered morale. now that spirit is lost. all that is left are these symbols in a region full of
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stretchry. -- stretchry. the u.s. defense secretary assured coalition groups that they'll win the fight against i.s.i.l. ash carter was speaking at an air base near aman, but said there needed to be more local support on the ground to defeat the armed group. >> we all know the lasting defeat of i.s.i.l. will require not just air power, but capable forces on the ground. and those forces have to be local, because, after all, the people that live there are local. >> and at the moment we have tremendous air power and we do not have the ground power that we need in all places where i.s.i.l. is operating. >> ukraine's government russia's separatists in the east agreed to extend the partial
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group of weapons. >> those weapons could have been pulled out under a ceasefire, both accused each other of continuing to use them. >> thousands of hatians rallied to demand boycott. they march from port-au-prince on tuesday, protesting against a policy. he's up to 200,000 people hatians, or stateless. >> there are hundreds of kids and mothers or people just being brought back from the dominican republic and this is racism. humanitarian crisis. something the country does not do. they are dominicans, and they have no right to do what they are doing to them. miners. they were stuck after it was rushed over a mine.
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hundreds of workers are digging tunnels. machines are being brought in. a gang is one of china's goal-producing cities. scientists say the earth's experience in june - it's the fourth month to break records. 15 is on track to be the hottest year measured. scientists blame global warming for the high temperatures. a man hunt is under way. joaquin guzman escaped from prison. while the mexican government caught him, they were more of a hero than a criminal. >> north mexico is famous for its outlaws and the bans that sing their praises. it can only be about el chapo.
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[ ♪♪ ] >> reporter: the wanted drug lord will be welcomed back. he's seen not as a dangerous criminal but a vital pillar of the economy. >> it's good that he escapes. he provides jobs and helps families. if he's not here they go hungry. >> reporter: we travelled into the hills to talk to farmers by growing marijuana. they met us with guns tucked into the belts and told us while el chapo has been locked up. killings and feud intensified. >> the time that he was in gaol
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was ugly here. rival groups fought among themselves. now he's back. people are going to be happier. they call him the senn yora. a testament to prestige and power. the mountain range has been a place in which he could disappear when the law came looking for him. the people living here could be trusted to keep quiet. the loyalties is mixed with fear. joaquin guzman is a key player in the war, leaving tens of thousands dead. they are among them. >> we have to realise that by bringing poor and uneducated people. >> reporter: they prefer to sing about el chapo's escape but
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