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checking to see announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour. i'm martine dennis in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes - iraqi soldiers have been killed in fallujah, in two i.s.i.l. blasts - live in baghdad. >> counting the votes. burundi awaits the results of the presidential elections dismissed by many as illegitimate. making the rounds to ease tensions in iran.
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u.s. defense secretary ash carter lands in saudi arabia final outside why fishermen in south africa damage their waters to feed an asian appetite. but we start in iraq where more than 20 iraqi soldiers and the fighters supporting them have been killed in twin suicide attacks. now, i.s.i.l. fighters are being blamed. it happened in the town of al-cama, east of fallujah. 24 others were injured. 22 people have been killed after a series of explosions across baghdad. this is the moment when a car packed with explosives detonated and 14 died after a blast outside a busy clothing shop in a shia neighbourhood in the capital. >> live to al jazeera's imran khan and we are getting an idea
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in the fallujah situation of how difficult it is for the iraqi government to route i.s.i.l. in the anbar province. >> that's right, and you are seeing it in baghdad as well. once again i.s.i.l. fighters are using car bombs to great advantage. this pioneered and was something they could use against the security forces in the area as well. what the iraqi security forces are doing is taking key towns and villages outside the city. they'll use them as staging posts to go into the cities of ramadi and fallujah. this is where the battle is fit. a lot of i.s.i.l. fighters are within the town for a year and know the territory very well, and they have access to the car
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bombs, which are proving to be so difficult for the security forces to deal with. the iraqi forces are moving into the towns and villages. they are mounting a decisive attack. whilst all of this happens, air strikes are continuing on wednesday. we saw iraqi air force hit a target. what they say was an i.s.i.l.-controlled mosque in the centre of fallujah saying they killed 17 there at least. what medical sources are telling us is at least six civilians were killed in the attack. there's a propaganda war going on as well with the iraqi security forces, doing everything they do as a victory. >> as you alluded to, in the midst of this there are hundreds of thousands of people civilians. we have seen within recent weeks streams trying to get into baghdad, where there's no safety either. so what is happening to the civilian population of anbar province? >> well, what is happening is
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there's one major bridge crossing from the prove joins into the road to baghdad. that bridge crossing is closed at the moment. the iraqi security forces are worried. i.s.i.l. fighters described themselves as those fleeing to the city. they are careful about who they let in. supplies are going over the bridge from this side from baghdad to anbar. the language is changing. we have been talking to pro-government sunni sources who said that for anyone left in ramadi when they attack the city will be seen as an i.s.i.l. attack. women and children that they blame those people within the city of ramadi of helping the fighters and allowing the protracted conflict to go on as long as it has. we are seeing the change in tougher language from the pro-government sunni tribes. imran khan live in the iraqi capital baghdad. the united states says a senior al qaeda member was
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killed in an air strike years ago. muhsin al-fadhli was in the khorasan group and was one of the few leaders who knew in advance about the september 11th attacks to turkey - two police officers have been killed overnight in an or on the border with syria. the attack comes two days after a suicide bombing killed more than 30 people in the same region. no one has claimed responsibility for the attacks, but the government is blaming i.s.i.l. let's go live now to our correspondent, who is at turkey's border at the border there - we can go live to him now. we are talking about another incident involving turkish
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security forces. we understand this is it a tussle with smugglers. >> that's right. this is the kind of thing that happened quite frequently in this part of turkey as security forces tried to bolster security along the border with syria. >> happened last night in a villa close to where we are. there were smugglers sent to a firefight with paramilitary forces. the security forces were going after them, two died because of that fight. this is something that happens. there are a large number of smugglers, people taking weapons and people between both countries. it happens a lot on the porous border with syria. the security forces on the turkish side have been bolstered so much that they are going after smugglers more. the clashes took place last
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night. two security officers killed it does underscore how tense the situation has become in this area. after the suicide attack killing 32. >> the pressure is building. both internationally, which was known about for some time but more interestingly, domestically upon the turkish government to be seen to be taken a toughish stance on i.s.i.l. >> yes, absolutely. we have seen on many occasions the prime minister saying that turkey will not be dragged into chaos, saying the security situation is on high alert. trying to root out and go after i.s.i.l. because it's behind the bombing that happened two stayings ago. it happened today that twitter and other social media sites have been blocked in turkey. a court a couple of hours ago
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issued an order saying that the host images associated with the bombing that happened that they will be blocked in turkey. the concern here is that this kind of material might instigate some kind of internal strife. it might raise the anger levels especially from amongst the kurdish population that was targeted in the blast. you have sites like twitter. that even our team is not able to access, unless through vpn. and the turkish court according to the agency here the state media agency - they have said broadcasters and television stations that broadcast images of that blast, when it happened specifically, that they'll be blocked going forward. >> thank you very much. mum hammed jam joon at the border crossing with syria, at akcakale 14 killed several others wounded in a suicide bomb attack
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in afghanistan. the bomber detonated explosives at the central market in almar district. we have more from kabul. >> reporter: this province is an area where there has been a lot of taliban fighting controlling a number of villages. there has been offensives going on as the afghan military tries to clear the area. the vice president has been up there, saying that he - it is his home area and he will not leave until the taliban is cleared. the target of the suicide attack was afghan security forces. we understand the hospital is full of injured civilians. >> more to come on the al jazeera newshour. including... >> get out of the car. i will write you up. >> wow. >> get out, now. >> reporter: a police video released showing the arrest of an african american woman who tide in gaol three days later.
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a murder inquiry is under way. >> how a prison escape boosted the legend of mexico's most wanted drug king and in sport - how these two former team mates helped to break a footballing record in the united states. . >> now, the u.s. secretary of defense ash carter arrived in saudi arabia. it's the third stop of his middle east tour. his trip coming a week after world powers reached a deal on the iran nuclear programme. ash carter spent monday and tuesday talking to his counterpart, including prime minister binyamin netanyahu. he strongly criticized the deal but said friends can disagree. also on tuesday, the defense secretary visited a u.s. base in jordan. another important ally. he addressed soldiers from six
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countries, fighting in an anti-i.s.i.l. coalition. now he's in sowed d saudi arabia, to meet defence ministers from the gulf countries, worried by the deal with iran. we have this report. there are concerns it could lead it a military build up in the region the u.s. defense secretary is not just offering moral support to allies in the region. according to several. it's thought to be bringing billions of conventional records. >> the president obama administration broke records of sales to the middle east. weakening arms export controls. a state department official testified it was a major matter of how to sell regions. the obama administration has sold 64 billion worth of weaponry to gulf cooperation countries. kuwait is expected to buy over
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$3 billion worth of weaponry. the u.a.e. want $200 billion of drone technology. lebanon wants 500 million of weaponry. the u.s. and israel were reportedly in talks for a billion dollar compensation package. saudi arabia spending $80 bill wrong on records and is waiting for $2 billion in u.s. helicopter. the obama administration at least conventional arms race is not unfortunate consequence of a deal with rein but a separate -- iran but a separate policy tradition. for this arms analyst, it is preventing a nuclear weapons, not a conventional one. >> the united states has been a supplier of wep ons to many of the states. the french have, the russians have, and there has been buyers. they are oil-rich countries not spending their money where they ought to, by is the health and
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welfare of countries. if you asked me for my opinion. >> once this arms build up in the gulf, things changed. the weapons are used from yemen to bahrain and libya. those at the forefront of arms control policy find it difficult to concede the u.s. de-escalating the region, especially if they continue to do business. >> it's not just the united states. that are selling arms. you look at the u.n. register and see the selling of weapons. >> selling arms in these areas. you have to make sure that we are not selling the types of weapons that can fuel the conflict. it's yet to be seen whether that is possible. vote counting ended in
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burundi's controversial presidential election that has been marred by violence. defense secretary ban ki-moon called for calm. and to refrain from violence destabilizing the country and the region. the president is expected to win a controversial third term, despite condemnation. our correspondent has been in the capital monitoring the election. we'll speak to her in a while. first her report. >> after a night of gunfire and explosions, the dead had been counted on polling day. this man pass an opposition member. no one knows who killed him or why. >> we don't sleep at night. we have fear. >> people say he was killed somewhere else and dumped here. >> 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.
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>> 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 exception to elect the best candidate. someone that will encourage development of the country. >> reporter: in the capital things were different. lines of voters at polling stations 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,
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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. we can go lij to bujumbura. the vote counting has ended haru how long before we get a result. presumably the lodger it takes the more tensions will rise. >> exactly. officials are saying they are tallying verifying and all the results from the polling stations will leave the provinces and head to the capital to the main election commission headquarters. after that they'll be checked and then an announcement. bear in mind this is manual counting. officials are not given a date. they are telling officials to stay calm don't panic.
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>> reporter: earlier, many of the opposition party said they'd boycott the process. interestingly, you pointed out a bit earlier that they were showing decent support. certainly in the bujumbura polling district that you are at. >> exactly. that surprised a few people. they were told by the opposition leaders that if you support the opposition, don't go and vote. if you see figures out on the board, at the polling stations behind me. this shows the opposition party leading and the ruling party was trailing. this is the capital, the opposition strong hold. in the rural areas the president is doing well. there were long lines there. there's a calm in the capital in some neighbourhoods. monday before the polls, there was a civilian killed, and the police officer as well. the police are in certain neighbourhoods where they are killed. they say when this man was shot
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and killed, they were opposition supporters, and took weapons from the man. police say that there has been gunfire, there has been a bit of gun fire some of the people are armed and they want to disarm them. the main concern is where the results are announced. some opposition people are armed, ready to cause trouble. police say they'll be out in full force. a lot of people tend when the sun goes down to make sure they are home. >> just to clarify, there seems to be a big difference between the voter behaviour within bujumbura, the capital, and outside in the rural areas. >> exactly, before the civil war, the country was destroyed during the war. there was no schools, hospitals, et cetera, et cetera. they say after coming into
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power, they developed some of the rural communities. some of them do support them. some don't a lot do. in the capital they are different. they want jobs and other things as well. the opposition don't want to run. that's their main issue. he has done that and has done all he can do win. when he announces, how will those people react. >> thank you for bringing us up to date with the situation in bujumbura today. we'll speak to a political analyst and is on the great lakes region and is a researcher. she joins us from nairobi. thank you for talking to us. >> president jamie buhrer says the process that they've undergone in burundi is consolidating democracy in the country and given the opposition took part and seemed to have polled well. would you agree with him. >> absolutely not.
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i think the fact that the international community, including the african union considered the elections taking place, had not been free and fire, we could not speak of consolidation of the democracy. consider they had been muscled and threatened intimidated throughout the country, we cannot call them a symbol of the democracy. it's a bit dangerous to assume because they are relative support for the president, these particular elections were helping the path and nation - continued nation building in burundi. >> nonetheless, the elections have been held there haven't been too many incident reported of outright violence but nonetheless, a violence of tense calm, if you like continues.
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it persists. how concerning is the state of burundi today. >> i think there are two things that are worrying. first is the fact that the opposition, the armed opposition seems to be determined to disrupt peace and security in the country. depending on the level of resources, this can take some time. we see a continued instability, maybe in different parts of the country for some time we have the sense that now the government has been able to control both the executive and the legislative branch. we could see the ruling party attempt to do what it did, or try to do last year which was to chang the constitution. that change of constitution
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doesn't recess all, but does address some core provisions with regard to power sharing. if the government or the ruling party changes the constitution in that direction, it could be the end of the agreement as we know it. of course, when we take about the reason the spectre of the genocide of 20-odd years ago hangs heavily. how worried are you that the violence and polarization we are seeing about (a) spread and (b) degenerate into ethnic hatred again? >> well, i think what we have seen in the past few months demonstrated that in burundi, political context is now more reliant in terms of political ideology and parties than ethnic lines. both ethnic groups on the ruling party side and the side of the opposition - i think at this point it would be wise to mo
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away from the narrative of the rwandan genocide and the legacy of ethnic violence and recognise that in the context of the current crisis the context is political. if there's an escalation of violence. we'll see more following the 2010 elections, where political parties that were in line with hutu ethnic groups were fighting one another. what we see now in burundi is people across ethnic lines on both side of the divide contesting political space. >> interesting to here your thoughts. iran talking to us live from nairobi. well, the situation sass we have been discussing is incredibly tense. more than 160,000 left the country since april. many crossed borders into neighbouring countries like tanzania and the democratic republic of congo.
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70,000 of them have gone to rwanda catherine wambua-soi reports from a refugee camp. 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 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 man you are accused of being a rebel, and they take you. >> reporter: that group that she is talking about is rwanda's ruling 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,
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but say a polarizing election on its own does not guarantee safety if they return. >> this woman arrived in may with six children. she said that being in the camp provides many challenges, but it is safer than being at home. >> i can only go back if i see many people here doing so. for now, it's impossible. there's a lot of uncertainty. people are still being killed. >> aid agencies are worried that they could see more fleeing people if the political 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
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far away from the only home they the african union mission in somali denied allegations of a mass shooting by its forces on tuesday. witnesses in a town of markka said 24 were killed when african union troops opened fire without prove saying, saying they shot young men playing football and then nearby homes. the au mission in somali reply - released a statement saying: right, let's have a look at the weather. richard is here. the latest on the heatwave engulfing much of europe - it wasn't in london last week. >> not the north-west. alas. i am sure you wouldn't mind a little bit of a heatwave back
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home. really, it's more particularly across central southern and eastern parts here. further north, more changeable winds from the west. that had violent storms from poland, wind flows from the west keeping it cooler. we are seeing high temperatures across this area and having a major impact. if you look at the temperatures in the last five days, and the average - there we are, three degrees above. and some days up to six degrees above. >> it takes some like vienna. 25 degrees in the height of summer, and here we are looking at temperatures 6 degrees above and more. for italy, the situation is bad at the moment. it could be the hottest. we are not quite certain about that. but on the cards. the cost is estimated to be more
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than 200 million, and the river po - from which they rely for irrigation is at its lowest level since 2003. a dire situation. warm weather for the next couple of days, and then there are signs of it beginning to cool off, martine still to come here at al jazeera - the philippines steps up the fight against child pornography plus i'm in mumbai. despite the law, workers are cleaning suers by hand without safety experience joox and in south america, why this football executive is unlikely to be watching any games in the near future. ♪
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hello again, you are with al jazeera, these are the top stories. more than 20 soldiers and shia fighters supporting them have been killed in iraq. the two suicide attacks happened in the town of al karmah. east of fallujah. armed men killed two police officers in the turkish province on the border with syria. a suicide bombing killed more than 30 people in the same region. >> the u.s. secretary of state - secretary of defense ash carter arrived in saudi arabia on the third stop of his middle east tour. carter's trip comes a week after world powers reached a deal on iran's nuclear programme.
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greece's parliament is getting ready to vote on proposed changes to its judicial and financial system. the reforms were part of a bailout deal agreed with international creditors. talks to keep the country in the eurozone continue on friday sf lawmakers pass the new rules, to do with failed banks and other matters italian coast guards say they rescued 414 migrants from sea off the coast. four newborn babies and a child among them. people have been fleeing violence in the middle east and sub-saharan africa attempting to cross the scene. thousands drowned in the mediterranean since the beginning of the year pope francis has been hosting talks for climate change at the vatican. mayors and governors from major
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world city discussed how changes in the climate could lead to human trafficking and urged leaders to take bold action in november, when a meeting to form an international agreement on climate change will be held. >> the united nations needs to take an interest in this. i have a great hope that from the moment an agreement is reached, i have a great hope, but the united nations needs to take a strong stand on this. most of all, in the trafficking of human being caused by climate change. >> now, to a remarkable find among the collection of middle eastern literature at the university of birmingham in england. it's thought to be the world's oldest koran. the parchment from sheeps and goat skin is dated at 568 and 648 ad the time when prophet
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muhammad would have been alive. the muslim manuscript is in jarzy, the only form of written arabic. >> thousands of hatians demand a boycott of products from the neighbouring republic. they are protesting. activist say the policy is leaving thousands of people in legal limbo or stateless. >> there are hundreds of kids and mothers and people just being brought back from the dominican republic and this is racism. this is humanitarian crisis. something that a country does not do. does not do. the people were born there. they are dominicans and have no right to do what they were doing. >> the death of a black woman after a routine traffic stop is being investigated as homicide.
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>> get out of the car. i will lock you up, now. >> wow. >> reporter: police video recorded sandra bland being stopped by a white state trooper and threatened with a taser. she was pulled over for not using an indicator, and found dead in her gale cell three days later. state authorities say she shouldn't have been arrested in the first place. friends and family of sandra bland have held a memorial service in her honour. >> that was my favourite. >> he was my convict. >> she wasn't a suspect. she was my baby. >> yes. >> yes. >> it would behoove you to think about what you all were doing at her age. some of the stuff that's in the news is true. some of the stuff that's in the news is not. but the real issue here is something occurred. that is going to change the
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world the philippines government says it's stepping up its fight against the exploitation of children online. the push comes after a warning from interpol and fbi, that it's becoming a global hub for cyber crime, including child pornography. we have the story. >> you have the right to remain silent. >> australian national peter scolio 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. to buyers abroad. another foreign national was arrested a few days ago. this man is a former mayor from belgium. he is also accused of child pornography. interpol and the federal bureau of investigations warned the civil bean government that t country is a hub for a billion
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-- philippine government that the country is a hub for a billion dollar global sex industry. the head of the crime commission says the situation is worrying. there's a wide group of abusers 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 of child pornography is alarming. porn sites raised by 300%. 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 abusers targetting children from impoverished communities. it is deep and traumatic impact on a child. the difference between sexual abuse and other abuses is that
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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. online abuse.c ronaldo and children like him say the situation is not hopeless. the future will be saved.
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even if the rescue may seem like it's one child at a time thousands of indian sewer cleaners are risking their livers because of the lack of basic safety gear. now, the workers from low-caste communities put up with filthy conditions and dangerous practices. we have this report. >> reporter: it's a disgusting job. several times a month. this man has to do it, several meters down removing rubbish and human waste - with t-shirt, shorts and stamina. it was a reality for sewer cleaners. . >> we playoil over our body. there's no safety gear. there's gas, but this is our job.
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>> despite the risks, a worker will go back into the sewers every eight to 10 days. it's difficult to describe how terrible the smell is. being this close for a few seconds is nauseating. there's 8,000 workers that have gone down. after several minutes, the fumes get to him, and he has to get out. he needs time to regain his composure. >> at his home, he says a lack of education means cleaning sewers is the only job he and others can do to support their families, despite what it does to them. >> translation: when we go down there are dangers. some are unconscious. the finishes affect us badly. despite laws and court orders to ensure they have masks, gloves and breathing apparatus, this is common, particularly in mumbai. research conducted shows that the constant exposure to gas affects cleaners' long-term
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health. >> stress, hypertension. diabetes tuberculosis - all these diseases impact with low-life expectancy. >> these workers, their supervisor, denies they are forced to clean without safety gear. on seeing the camera, the supervisor stopped them from working, telling them to wait for a cleaning machine. the workers shout at him saying they've never been offered a cleaning machine. >> mumbai's mayor is surprised to see what we saw, insisting that all the cities are supplied with safety equipment. >> i would surprise with inspections. if it's true, i make sure they get the safety equipment. they are the backburn. >> despite the risks, workers don't believe the situation will change and they seem resigned to doing the dirty work
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south korea's defence ministry says it will watch north korea closely after it upgraded a missile tower. north korea's state newsagency reports that the military put up a new taller launch tower at its missile base. it could be in preparation for firing a long-range rocket. this week the foreign minister said north korea had no interest in following iran's lead by negotiating a nuclear deal with the west one of the indonesia's busiest airports has been shut due to a volcanic eruption, leaving hundreds of passengers straubded. the mount -- stranded. the mountain 150km west of bali has been erupting spewing ash
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into the atmosphere. incoming and outgoing flight were cancelled, but are resuming again. operations are back to normal. a number of airlines are closely monitoring conditions now, the head of myanmar's election commission said up to 80% of the voters lists are wrong of the the country are hold its first general election in november. political parties say errors will distort the results. mexico - while the government is continuing to hunt down the most hunted drug lord. some see him more as a hero than a criminal. joaquin guzman known as el chapo escaped from a high security prison. john holman reports from
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sinaloa. >> sinaloa north mexico is fame house for outlaws, and the bands that sing their praises. this latest is only about joaquin guzman, el chapo, after he broke out of gaol last saturday the world's most wanted drug lord would be welcomed back to his home town by men who see him 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. and the economy suffers. >> reporter: we travelled further into the hills to talk to farmers who survive by growing marijuana. they met us with guns tucked into the belts and told us while el chapo has been locked up.
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killings and feud intensified. >> the time that he was in gaol was ugly here. rival groups fought among themselves. now he's back. people are going to be happier. they call him the senora. a testament to prestige and power. the mountain range has been a place in which he could simply 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. this woman's son is among them. >> el chapo have many people. we have to realise that by bringing poor and uneducated people into his ring.
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violence is becoming more common. >> reporter: they prefer to sing about el chapo's escape, but there's plenty of material for both now, bolivia - a meeting with government ministers, wanting to demand investment and jobs for their region. people in the south-western city said after two weeks of protests that they are running out of food and medicine. we have this. >> well the situation here in la paz it is tense. we are at the presidential palace where the riot police are standing by protesting against the palace. the ombudsmen and the catholic
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church promised to mediate. the government will not accept that. the protesters have accepted that they will speak to government ministers, they have imposed two conditions the dialogue should be carried live on the television station, and the president should be signing those courts if they came at the end of the day, something that is highly unlikely to happen. the government has a 2.5 hour post. they have threatened the government saying they'll have to take responsibility for anything that happens after that. the situation is still tense. the highways are closed. there's four routes to enter the city. they are closed and blockaded by the protesters. food and medicine is scarce. the schools are closed.
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the situation continues to be tense there too. >> a cultivationist in channa say fishermen catching sharks pose a threat to the rich marine diversity, claiming that they have been killed to supply the asian market. we have this report from the ghana coast. >> this fishing boat has just returned from three days at sea. a prize catch is a shark. fishermen in the west. they seldom eat locally and cut off the fin to sell to agencies. >> shark fin soup is a delicacy. >> the shark fins have a thread-like substance like spaghetti. >> when white people cook and eat it other fish don't have that. that's why they are more expensive than other tips of
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fish. >> this man can catch up to six sharks in a month, and he can get up to a kilo. that's a fraction of what they sell for internationally. >> anythings to the sharks the fishermen catch dolphins which they use as bait for the shark. >> conservationists say they are supposed to be protected. according to this biologist, the killing of sharks and dolphins is on the increase. he says conservation is not a priority. >> there's no doubt that it is illegal. but because of the need for food it's overlooked. it is not used directly. the cost of food security is making it difficult to enforce
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the rules. ghana's fisheries commission denies that dolphins are being caught. as for sharks, they are complying with convention, because they make use of the whole shark, rather than the fins and discarding the body at sea. just a small percentage of fishermen in these actedivities. >> we are talking about the activities of the fishing feet. this is a food issue. if shark fin is the treat, that is given. maybe we should - those countries that are buying should stop. >> fish stocks are declining. fishermen are doing what they can to survive. conservationists fare in the end it's not just fish but humans that will suffer the consequences. still to come - we'll have the sports news with andy
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richardson including the world champion's close encounter with the shark. we ask sort offers if they are hope to get back in the
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andy is here. it's time for sport. >> thank you so much. european champions barcelona helped to break another footballing record. their match against the l.a. galaxy drawing the biggest ever crowd for a game involving a major league soccer team. pore than 90,000 at the rows
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ball in pass dean see former team-mates on together. the spanish team winning 2-1. roberto scoring the second. manchester united playing in this pre-season tournament. their new signing, scored in a 3-1 quin over the san jose san jose earthquakes. 19-year-old brazil lan pereira scored in this 3-1 win for united ibb raginno vich is back. helping psg to a win over fiorentina hopes of winning the egyptian league title have been kept alive. somalak are the favourites to
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win. in the first time in more than a decade they need a point. games played goodnight closed doors after 19 fans died following clashes with police in february. >> now, the head of bolivia's football federation has been gaoled. chavez is accused of diverting fund from a charity match. his arrest is not listened to the ongoing u.s. investigation which saw 14 f.i.f.a. officials arrested. chavez has been blazed in a high security prison. he is denying the charges. >> i'm held for preventative detention. the decision will be appealed by the 72 hour deadline. i'm embarrassed. trickery will be revealed after a rest day the tour de france is about to resume.
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chris froome is leading. his team released medical data about their riders in an effort to end speculation about doping. team sky say wildly fronting information about froome's performance is spread by some commonate tors. the 2013 champion said the accusations are n founded. >> we seem to cop a lot of speculation and a lot of doubts around the performances. why are the same level of doubts not passed upon similar performances on other - from other gt contenders. why is it only us? >> boxing champion vladimir klitschko is building up to a mark set by the great joe louie. he'll take on tyson fury and it's a fight that will move the ukranian bast louie's record of 27 heavy weight title fights. klitschko is unbeaten in
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11 years. >> now, the footage of surfer mick fanning's close encounter tapped into our worse fears. it may take months to get back in the water. many appear les concerned. many appear in australia, home to some of the world's famous surf beaches. >> reporter: in three days it's the most famous shark encounter since jaws. the footage of mick fanning enthralled people around the world. for surfers it's personal. proportionally more people surf in australia. of 20 attacks in australia, the only one that proved fatal was on a surfer. that has not put many surfers off. sports writer will swanson out on wednesday wrote in a newspaper that the thrill of knowing you might be killed is
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part of the appeal. >> there was a shark attack on the beach three or four years ago. the next morning they were out surfing in the sail spot. it was frightening and spooky. that was part of the attraction for sure. will the number of shark attacks is small, it is rising. five were killed in the 12 months to february. it is a common topic on the beach. one baited and killed the sharks. that's what the state government did in 2014. after a spate of attacks conservation tists were outraged. >> they can trap and kill others, and work in calm pays that are not much good. tagging helps to catch sharks. they can help when known big
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ones are close to shore. they emit an electrical pulse. it can be fixed to surfboards or craft. >> i have no doubt whatsoever that you will see shark shields on the jet ski and in the safety boats going forward. >> ultimately if people enter a shark's environment. they are taking a calculated, if tiny, risk. >> there's a way to guarantee a safe surf. don't get into the ocean in the first place. even if the waves in the pool are not quite the sam. you have to accept you are going into a shark's home so you take your chances. >> stay in the swimming pool. >> smart guy. >> more to come here at al jazeera. i'll j another full bulletin of news in a little while. we'll have the latest coming out of burundi where the election
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count is complete.
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are not quite the sam. of burundi where the election you have to accept you are count is complete.
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hello, i'm martine dennis in doha. coming up, iraqi soldiers have been killed in fallujah in who i.s.i.l. suicide blasts. making the rounds to ease tensions the u.s. defense secretary lands in saudi arabia burundi awaits the results of the presidential election that has been dismissed by many as illegitimate. find out why fishermen in west africa are damaging their waters to feed