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images of the planet taken from a fly-by. that's all of our time. the news continues next live from london. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello there i'm julie mcdonald. this is the news hour live from london. coming up turkey's military steps up the fight against isil and vows to defeat kurdish rebels as part of the same offensive. after months of violence burundi's president wins a controversial third term. barack obama arrives in the kenya capitol. it's the first-ever trip to the country by a sitting u.s. president. and i'm raul with the sport,
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lewis hamilton once again setting the pace in the heat of hungary, action from the practice coming up. ♪ hello there, a warm welcome to the news hour. in the two years since the customers place customers place has carved out positions across syria and iraq turkey has been reluctant to involve itself militarily until now. on friday they announced it had announced it has begun air strikes in syria. they also carried out raids across turkey an operation spanning 13 provinces. more than 19 -- 297 people are now in custody.
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it says it will treat isil and groups like the pkk without distinction. tension has been building along the border turkey shares with syria. isil has been blamed for a suicide bomb which kills more than 30 people in the turkish border town. >> translator: these are the steps against our national security. our state and government will take needed action against any attack no matter what it is. it is not only for last night. we will take the negs precautions for our nation's security and peace. last night was just the start of this, and we will keep going the same way. we're a different struggle from now on. we will do whatever is needed in this struggle. our nation should trust their state. >> tom akerman joins me from washington. any reaction in the u.s.?
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>> reporter: so far mourn authorities are being very tight lipped about the dimensions of the turkish response and of course the new -- newly expanded u.s. role inside from launching strikes from turkish territory. they also are not saying exactly when u.s. fighter jets will be operating from the air base which was the agreement announced yesterday, and to what degree those -- those strikes will happen. but obviously the americans and the other coalition partners are very thankful that turkey moved now, because they believe that the entire offensive or counter offensive against -- against isil is now gathering momentum retired general john allen who is the coordinator for the american international campaign
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against isil told an audience at the aspen security forum, that with all respects in particular in the iraqi theater of operations, isil is on the back -- or beginning to be on the back foot and of course what is going on in turkey and the fact that the turkish have made this decision to enter the frey only adds to that kind of pressure against isil. >> tom i'm wondering always if the kurdish angle complicates things here. the kurds of course have also been helping the u.s. fight isil. >> yes and the u.s. has been sensitive to the turkish concerns. that is one factor for the disgruntlement on the part of kurdish forces complaining that they haven't been adequately armed by -- by the americans.
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that -- that kind of complaint has been lessened in -- in recent weeks at least on the iraqi front, but so far as the syrian kurds are concerned, there's still that aspect that the americans are aware of the -- the turkish sensitivity to this and its reluctance to make the syrian kurds a factor in the struggle to the extent that they might be helped or d or help the pkk on the turkish side of the frontier. >> tom akerman, thank you. burundi's lek troer call commission has ninesed that president pierre nkurunziza will continue for a controversial third term in office. he secured almost 70% of the vote. many opposition parties didn't run in this election. his decision to run for a third term defied rules set out in the constitution amid months of
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protests that often turned deadly. haru is following the story live and joins us live. do you think people will be able to accept this result haru? >> reporter: it's a wait and see. it's dark as you can see, a lot of people have gone home even supporters of the president aren't out on the streets celebrating, which is something you could expect. after the results were announced the east african community observer team released a report. and they said people voted under a climate of fear. they said the elections were not free and fair. the voter turn out were between low aaron alexis -- low and average. there are a group of people who aren't happy. the big question is what are they going to do about? >> he said he wouldn't stop the unity government. do you think that's perhaps the next step in the short-term?
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>> reporter: most likely. the fact he is now in power for another five years means he isn't going anywhere, so what is a solution? as a compromise maybe sharing power is the way out of the crisis. the key is how long will it take the different sides don't like each other. the main opposition leader is the man to convince. he said he is not opposed to forming a unity government, but he doesn't trust the president. he says if we do join this beast, he said he can't do five years of sharing power with the president. he will only do a year, a and then it has to go to another election. >> how do things feel to you now? does it still feel fragile? >> reporter: it's a tense calm.
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a few hours ago, before the results were announced a member of a pro-government supporter, her house -- someone through grenades into the house, and her children were in there, and they were injured by the blast. things are still tense. at night we hear gunfire sometimes and explosions. now that the possess is over what is going to happen next? like i said it's unusually calm. >> haru thank you. now in neighboring rwanda burundian refugees are being recruited to join a rebel group to take on the government. catherine soi went to the camp in eastern rwanda for this exclusive report. >> reporter: this mother of five was a teacher in bujumbura, burundi's capitol. she says her husband left the camp two weeks ago after a series of meetings with people
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said to be enlisting men into an unknown group to fight the government in burundi. she says she just wants her husband back. >> translator: he hinted to me that he was going to fight for the country, and go bring peace, but he couldn't give me details and when he left he didn't even carry his phone or anything. >> reporter: we also talked to several young men who say they have been approached by the so-called recruiters and who know refugees who have left to unknown locations for alleged weapons training. this is an issue discussed discretely. those we managed to talk to are saying that their lives are being threatened. the united nations refugee agency officials have also heard the allegations. >> of course we had been concerned about such attempts and therefore we have raised it with the government from the beginning of the establishment
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of the camps, and we have been given the assurance that the government will take all measures to curve such attempts that would be done. >> reporter: earlier this month, burundi's military paraded opinion and weapons it said were captured in fighting in the forrest. many people here are angry at burundi's president pierre nkurunziza's run for a third term. they also accuse his party's youth wing of killing and intimidating opponents back home. but they say they won't join any rebellion. >> actually we cannot fight with those soldiers we failed already. we cannot fight with those [ inaudible ] because they are already armed. they have all those arms. but we still have one arm, our vote is there. [ inaudible ] our president trust in right now. >> reporter: according to
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refugees we talked to the msz recruitment witnessed in the early days of the conflict have gone down. but people are still worried. coming up on the news hour why germany's green drive is having some unintended environmental consequences. winning the war against polio, nigeria celebrates a year without any reported cases of the disease. and in sport, renaldo gets a less than friendly welcome as his real madrid team takes on manchester united. that's coming up a little later with raul. ♪ barack obama has arrived in the kenya capitol in what is the first-ever trip to the country by a sitting u.s. president. he is visiting his father's
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homeland to meet with entrepreneurs, and meet with the kenyan president. he is expected to focus on economic initiatives in meeting local entrepreneurs. andrew simmons joins us live from nairobi. andrew? >> reporter: yes, julie. the president is here at last. it has come very late in his presidency, but there he was with a sprite pace to be greeted by quite a large, formal delegation headed by the president of kenya. pretty awkward situation there. it could be quite tense at stages. although you wouldn't realize that to look at these pictures because not only did he shake his hand he also patted him on the back. he was in fact indicted by the
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ncaas criminal court in the hague for crimes against humanity after the post-election violence. and that lead to a rather cold standoff with the u.s. and other western countries. that thawed out when those charges were dropped in december last year. quite an atmosphere here. euphoric. so many kenyans see the president as a relative really. the first black u.s. president, the favorite politician of all in kenya without any exaggeration there, and what we're seeing now is a sequence of events. here you see -- this is a -- a -- certainly a state visit, not a personal one. his father who was born and died in the small west kenyan village. that is a place he won't visit, but some relatives are here in
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nairobi in fact his half sister wearing a white coat could be seen greeting him at the airport, and indeed she boarded the presidential limousine. and his step grandmother is here as well. but tough talking ahead about corruption, good governance trade, a whole host of issues involving health and energy. >> andrew as you say, i can only imagine that it is a kind of euphoric atmosphere. i'm just wondering are those security issues getting in the way of the atmosphere at all? >> reporter: well i think people are learning to live with it. and having spoken to [ inaudible ] a few days ago up in her homestead, she was very
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mindful of just how controlled this visit had to be and indeed obama himself said before leaving, he would soon be a private citizen, and see kenya, smell the air and be in the big space than be in conference rooms and hotels but that is the reality of this situation. al-shabab has vowed to attack on many occasions, a u.s. warning has gone out to tourists and all u.s. citizens ahead of this visit that there is a terror risk, as they describe it. but obama is also intent on talking security with the government here. the go wants more help but then the government has a bungled who many security situations and so many lives have been lost in so many incidents, attacks like waste gate two years ago, and
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nearly 150 dying in the university attack. so the atmosphere is tinged with the fear of more violence here. but an overwhelming euphoria to welcome this u.s. president. >> andrew simmons live in nairobi. andrew thank you. friday marks one year since the last case of polio was reported in nigeria. polio is still endemic in parts of pakistan and afghanistan, but nigeria's success has raised hopes that health workers are winning the fight. paralysis is the main symptom of polio, these survivors in nairobi's state contracted the virus has children probably from drinking dirty water or swallowing human exkrament while playing. today they are receiving wheelchairs. a polio survivor himself makes
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and distributes the chairs to sufferers. >> well we'll have to give lots of credit to the government for their sustained effort at polio eradication. the national primary health care development agency rotary international, bill and melinda gates foundation. >> reporter: these newborning are being given the vaccine. it has taken years to give 111 million children in the nation the drops, and by challenging religious attitudes. >> they have been anticipating this fear as that there is a kind of an agenda behind that either to deal with the population explosion from the muslim community.
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secondly, to in fact make some of them become better especially the women. >> reporter: the attitude appears to be changing but there is still a long way to go ahead before nigeria can be declared polio free. scientists will have to analyze polio surveillance data until the end of september. if it's all clear, nigeria will be taken off of the list of polio endemic countries, leaving pakistan and afghanistan, but there must be no new cases of polio for the next two years for nigeria to be declared polio free. >> we can't take our foot off of the accelerator. we need to maintain the same level of resources, and ensure full commitment of health workers. >> reporter: this man is hoping nigeria will become polio free in 2017 so he can stop making wheelchairs for survivors. he says being paralyzed is aern waing to parents.
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and his vaccinated four children are proof the disease can be prevented. it has also been significant progress in the fight to control malaria, the first drug designed to make baby's immuned has been approved for use. our science editor explains. >> reporter: it's been a long road for drug company gsk, they have spent 30 years and more than $565 million developing this malaria vaccine, but trials of the four-dose vaccine proved disappointing. by the age of four they were 46% less likely to have suffered from malaria, but it had little impact on the number of severe cases and deaths from the disease, and was less effective on children up to the age of five months, that hasn't stopped the agency giving the vaccine
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the green light. this means the world health organization can now look at how effective it is and how it can be used alongside other tools. governments in effected countries will need to give it approval, and funding will also need to be found. it's believed a course of the vaccine could cost about $5 per child. our correspondent has more. >> reporter: malaria is among the most common causes for children being admitted here. so far this month there have been 64 cases that have come through this ward. now also with me is the head of clinical care. doctor for young children, what is your concern as far asthma lairia goes? >> as we race towards the -- meeting the targets for
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the millennium development goal we're concerned about our level of mortality. and ma -- malaria is one of our top causes so it's important to look at it. >> so with that in mind how significant or important to you is the development of a vaccine that could be used as part of the -- the fight against malaria? >> i think like any other vaccine, it will be very much welcome, considering all of the measures we have put in place to make sure we cut how many malaria cases we get. i think a vaccine that is well tested and approved will be welcome into the system. >> thank you very much. there's still some way to go. the world health organization is due to meet later this year. it is welcome news as you just heard. and researchers say this will
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open the way for the development of owe vaccines. >> joining me now is animal lairia and infection diseases special specialist. how optimistic are you about this drug? >> i think it's important to say that this has been a very long road in getting here. over 30 years and this does represent a very giant step forward in our battle against malaria. but i think it's safe to say that this isn't, from our perspective a game changer. this isn't a magic bullet. we see results published recently of about 30% of cases averted, which still leaves us with a huge number of people at risk of malaria, about 3.3 billion globally are at risk of malaria. we see 200 million infections a
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year so a reduction of 30% especially in some very high transmission areas, is potentially very important, but there's still a very long way to go before there is an end to malaria as we see it. >> are the practicalities of these being given a problem? >> absolutely. the studies show that you need all four doses of the vaccine to achieve that maximal effect of about a 30% reduction. and what it makes more difficult is the studies show the effectiveness wasn't as great in very small babies. that's the age group in which we know the impacts of malaria is the greatest in terms of death, but it's also the age group in which there's a very established program of immunization.
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so unfortunately for this vaccine which is much more effective in older age groups we would have to work out a new protocol for immunization. it's also a very difficult population to reach on four consecutive occasions, and that includes keeping the vaccine cool from the headquarters to the front line and making sure you can follow these children over a period of 20 months. so logistically very difficult. >> pretty hard to do that with my own children just sitting here reflecting on that. [ laughter ] >> i'm wondering though the more practical things like mosquito nets i'm guessing the success depends on using all of those things together? >> i think that's absolutely correct. what we're not saying today is this is going to be news -- i
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think we're so desperate to add something in that this will be very valued and welcome, but it has to be seen in the context of all of the other things that we will need to do. scaling up insecticide treated bed mats and those things because this vaccine will only prevent 30% of cases, so all children will still need to sleep under a bed mat, and go to the doctors if they have a fever, and be tested for malaria, so all of those activities of prevention and case management will still need to go on and we'll still need to look for new and improved methods, that being said the vaccine is still very welcome. >> thank you for joining us. after the fukushima nuclear disaster, the german government decided to steer away of nuclear
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and fossil fuels in favor of green energy. but now there's a new problem of having to transport the power across the country. >> reporter: it's an image of engive creation the german government wants to see much more of. for the past three years renewable energy generation has increased, but if the demand so too is the cost to the consumer. although german energy bills are among the largest in the e.u. some analysts say support for renewables is strong. >> the largest share of investment for the renewable energy investment comes from private people. that's very interesting to see on the one hand. on the other hand some also complain because of higher electricity prices. >> reporter: wind farms like
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these are a fundamental part of the angela merkel's plan. they contribute tens of thousands of mega watts to the national grid every year but most of that energy will be consumed in this southern germany. but getting ever-more energy there is problematic. this is in central germany. famed for its beautiful landscape. this man has run a kayaking and canoeing center here for many years. he says the clean air and picture-perfect postcard landscape are the main reasons people want to come here. but a group of energy firms is keen to install vast new power lines and cables across this area. with some pylons perhaps 60 meters high dwarfing those currently installed. many people in the community are deeply worried. >> translator: we are afraid.
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it is cutting through the valley, which is very popular with canoeists. they are not come here anymore, and this will harm tourism. that's why we are afraid of losing our livelihood; that our houses will be worthless, and our business will be destroyed. >> reporter: but the man in charge says he wants to find solutions. >> translator: we are making some progress in the big power grid project that will transport electricity from the north to the south. there are many discussions and delays, but i think we'll get there. we're looking where the problems are, and trying to solve them. >> reporter: but some people here are not so sure. they wonder whether these solutions might actually cost the earth. dominic kane al jazeera. still ahead on the news hour we'll find out why this
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♪ welcome back. a reminder of those top stories here on al jazeera. turkey has begin air strikes against the islamic state of iraq and the levant in syria, and more than 297 people linked to isil and groups like the outlawed pkk have also been arrested. it says it will treat groups like isil and the pkk without distinction. the president urged his country to trust him and his government. burundi's election commission has announced that president pierre nkurunziza will continue for a controversial third term in office. barack obama has become the
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first sitting u.s. president to visit the kenyan capitol nairobi. let's get more now on our top story. turkey's escalating fight against isil. an assistant professor in political science and international relations joins us. why the change in stance from turkey now? hi there, i don't know if you can hear me. i was just wondering why the timing in the change in stance from turkey? >> reporter: well, last week there was a suicide bomb attack
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against a group in turkey. and 22 people died in that bombing attack. in that was initiated by isis militants and it created a huge repercussion in turkey and pressures started between pkk and some security forces. and in the southeast of turkey the situation is real tense and the government has to do something, because this is not the only attack that happened -- that was initiated by isis. there was another suicide attempt two days before the elections. and it killed also four people and therefore, turkish government has to do something against isis. there is a growing isis threat in turkey. there are 700 isis militants, that are turkish citizens and the turkish government realizes
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that isis threat is not only growing on the boarders but also inside of turkey and now there are almost -- more than 200 isis quote unquote militants and isis supporters in turkey, and also bombing attacks from turkish borders to areas controlled by isis and we are going to see more -- more measures from turkish government towards isis. >> is it a risk to try to deal with the pkk and isil fighters in one fail swoop if you like? why is the government insisting on dealing with both of these at the same time. >> right. this is a real problem for turkey. because turkey is probably the only country in the world that defines both isis and pka as the
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enemy. and the they control more than half of the turkish boarder with syria, and there are also millions of kurds in turkey especially concentrated in the southeast, these are very sympathetic to pkk and hdp, and there are also some turkish -- conservative turkish people who joined isis in its fight in syria. it's -- threatening movement from the turkish government to both isis and pkk as its enemies, and this is not only a regional problem towards syria, but also it is going to be a domestic problem, and we already saw the outcome of this in -- last october, there was a huge uprising in turkey mainly from kurds, and more than 35
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people died during this uprising, and this is going to be a real problem for turkey in the near future because we don't have -- we have a transitional government in turkey and [ inaudible ] turkey for the last 30 years, lost election, it is not anymore the majority in the parliament and it has to build a coalition government in order to rule turkey. and right now the turkish government is facing a real problem. on the one hand it has to fight against isis on the other hand has it has to do with the pkk. we are going to see tough days and weeks for the turkish government. >> thank you very much for joining us sir. thank you. now to help find a resolution to the war in syria, qatar will be holding talks between u.s. secretary of state john kerry and his russian
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counterpart sergei lavrov. >> reporter: it's clear there's a new diplomatic push on syria, the idea to bring in regional countries on different sides in the conflict. currently the iranian foreign minister is in the united arab emirates, and the next meeting is for the gulf cooperation council in the text few days. >> i will be meeting with foreign minister lavrov in doha and we hope to be following up on thoughts we have shared and are working on about syria. and we want to bring the saudis in. we want to bring the turks in and ultimately probably, we have to see what the iranians are prepared to do. but that is a -- you know, to deal with daesh, to kill off daesh, isil which we intend to
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do we have to change the dynamic of syria, and that's part of why we have been negotiating with turkey in these last weeks and now have some shift in what the turks are prepared to do and there is also a shift in some of the things we're engaged in, so my judgment is there are possibilities there, but i'm not going to promise them. i can't tell you where they will go, and i'm not betting on them. >> reporter: the issue of syria will also be raised here at the united states in the next week. the u.n. security council will be briefed by the special envoy and be addressed by the secretary general. there are certainly new moves underway on the subject of syria, but it's worth pointing out that the syrian government says it is not currently ready for new peace talks. medical sources in fallujah say army shelling has caused
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multiple civilian casualties. as many as four civilians have been killed and 13 injured during fighting this week. the army says 77 soldiers and shia fighters were killed in car bombs attacks. the numbers go against isil information, which suggested a much higher death toll. iraq is turning to the world bank and the imf to help it out of a budget crisis. but as jane arraf reports, some investors are defying the risks. >> reporter: it took a lot of effort to get this frozen yogurt chain to baghdad. it's one of the first american franchises here. part of an iraqi company that has always brought in the iranian ice cream brand.
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all an indication that war-weary iraqis are hungry for novelty, no matter what the source. the businessman behind all of this says he managed to open the shop without help from the government. >> translator: we had to invite foreigners to train our employees and did not get visas, the products were delayed more than four months and the machines also delayed, so our difficulties are not from security. >> reporter: the government says it wants private investment but admits there are a lot of obstacles. in most markets the possibility of explosions isn't normally part of the risk. doing business in baghdad is not for the faint of heart. economists say iraq needs to expand the private sector to counter high unmroim and iz rising poverty rates, but it's a problem now is much bigger than that. >> the right for -- against isis is really costing iraq a
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budget of 23% of overall budget of 100 billion usd. it is an economic crisis. it is a fiscal crisis. the country is short of cash. it's not short of assets but we have to manage and we have to make our priorities. >> reporter: last month, the iraqi denar dropped to the lowest level in ten years after the central bank tried to impose new taxes on imports. the currency recovered after the plan was dropped. for shop owners there are more uncertainties. this clothing comes from turkey but the most direct routes are closed by fighting. >> translator: the transportation company faces difficulties on the road. sometimes goods are lost. >> reporter: before the war the iraqi government solved its cash-flow problems by printing money. saddam hussein's building projects abandoned in 2003,
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included one of the biggest mosques in the middle east. today not far away is another huge project. iraqi and foreign investors are building this complex in baghdad. a lot of people have made a lot money in iraq enough that the rewards out-wagh the risks. jane arraf, al jazeera, baghdad. two people have been killed and several other injured in a shooting in the u.s. state of louisiana. the man opened fire inside the crowded theater. nine were injured. he then turned the gun on himself. his family said he had a history of mental illness. the autopsy of a black woman found dead in a texas jail say there is no evidence that she died at the hands of someone
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else. a video of her arrest taken from the officer's dash cam shows the state trooper, throwening bland when she refused to follow his orders. minors in bolivia have been protesting for days now. demanding more investment in their industry. people who live in the area have been struggling since prices slumped. >> reporter: it was known as the land of riches but it was the major supplier of silver for spanish conquerers and for bolivia, a symbol of prosperity for centuries. but for most men here the mine is their destiny. this man was studies law, but he had to leave his career to be a minor. >> translator: i feel bad and very frustrated because i
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couldn't finish my studies for economic reasons. >> reporter: the mine has been active since 1545 it is the word's largest silver deposit. however, two-thirds of the residents live in poverty despite the local riches. >> translator: 87% of the silver wealth goes to ncaas companies and the president hasn't changed that. the fact the companies operate here is welcomed. but there are demands that they do more for the region and the country. >> reporter: mining is the main economic activity around here. in the last four years the price of silver has dropped by two-thirds. analysts say at least 60% of the people's income here depends on the mine but because the state is so fragile it could collapse people see themselves in a future without the mine and
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without industries. but they have been protesting for more than two weeks. they want the government to build infrastructure that will give them alternatives, more choices for the new generations. >> translator: our children finish university and end up working as taxi drivers, vendors or minors. they can't exercise their professions. that's why we have stood up for our demands. >> translator: i feel hurt if one day my children have to go on strike to fight for the same issues we should have resolved many years ago. >> reporter: he says he does want his children to become minors like him. he wants them to have more options, other than being born and dying as a minor. >> we can go live now to bolivia's capitol. the people as we saw there,
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depend on mining. with the slump in prices how are they coping? >> reporter: well, i think that the people here are very very afraid. the prices as you say have slumped, the prices of commodities. as one leader of the protest told me earlier when the prices are high the economy is robust but when the prices are low, they go into a crisis mode. they say 80% of the people's income depends on the mining. the mining is silver and silver has lost two thirds of its value in the last four years. so people living here now are very afraid not only that they will lose their jobs but because there is no industry knowing that there aren't any industries, they have nowhere to turn. >> and the president has a good record doesn't he of reducing
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poverty elsewhere. do you think he can do anything for these people? will he try? >> reporter: well i think president moralez has to make choices. after a decade of boom of the commodities, the prices have gone down and especially gas. gas -- 67% of the exports of bolivia are based on gas. so he is going to feel the brunt of that slump in the commodities. now on the other hand the demands of the people are so high. they want things like a hydroelectric plant, hospitals, and international airports. the president will have to see how to -- how to tame the fears of the people -- of these very poor people of bolivia, and will
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have to see what to do to bring an alternative to these people. still to come after the break, a week after the death of jhoulys bee aunky safety is once again in the spotlight in formula 1. >> investigating a dark side of the law
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hue -- bolt will race competitively for the first time since the 13th of june. there is just one more diamond league meeting. his good friend will also be in action. he goes in the men's 3,000 meter. lewis hamilton has set the pace in the hungarian grand prix prix. safety was once again in the spotlight. just days after the funeral of july bianchi, perez flipped his car in the first session when his suspension broke. he withdrew for the rest of the day to investigate the cause of
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the crash. bianchi is very much in the minds of all of the racers after the died on saturday. >> for me he was a fantastic boy. very nice. very humble and amazing driver. so unfortunately formula 1, he didn't have opportunity to race in the competitive car, i mean to show his -- his talent. defending champion is one stage 19 of the tour de france. it has been a difficult tour for the italian. columbia's rider finished second with the overall race leader chris froome in third. it could be a real challenge for the yellow jersey with only two days remaining. nearly 100,000 people packed
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into the melbourne cricket grounds. renaldo netted two minutes later, as the spanish club went on to claim the international champion's cup. it was a rather painful moment for renaldo when he was kicked. fifa announced they will meet with visa coca-cola and other major sponsors. they had written to express their concern. speaking in the russian city of st. petersburg where he also revealed he was unlikely to stay in his job once a new president is elected next february. >> if i would be the next fifa president, i would take a new
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general secretary. whoever comes the new fifa president should have a new secretary general, because it's the most important relationship for any organization. sepp blatter is also in st. petersburg. >> how does it feel to be here? >> i'm happy to be here. >> are you confident russia will host a good world cup? >> exactly. that's why we are here to prepare all of these great events. thank you. there are exactly five years to go until the 2020 olympic cams in tokyo. japanese officials they don't yet know what they are doing for a new national stadium. they unvealed a new logo but it comes a week after the prime minister announced that the stadium plans would be canceled.
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the cost was almost twice what was expected. >> >> translator: nothing is decided yet. as for construction costs, we weren't thinking at any at this point. i think the entire government is responsible for this in various aspects. >> we spoke to a sports editor for the japan times and he said the uncertainty is unsettling the public support. >> it was the falling cabinet level support, public support of abe's cabinet because of some security bills he passed and when this happened it created more backlash. the support was over 70% back around the time the bid was submitted. so i think the people are behind
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it but these kind of -- stuff with the stadium is making people a little unsettled. >> the world's top two ranked sides go head to head on saturday as south africa face new zealand in the rugby championships. they will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to australia. new zealand currently lead the tournament. >> [ inaudible ] pressure it's one versus two in the world. south africa, versus all blacks. it's a great occasion. and just toly up to the challenge, the all blacks [ inaudible ] it's all about them playing down a challenge for us and our job is to not let them down. >> we're up against one of the best sides in the world, if not the best side playing on their home patch, and it will be a challenge to see young players
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in. we're mindful of the fact that there's a world cup at the end of the year and we have to select the right 31 people to go to that and we're mindful that we have to have experience to be able to compete. >> that's all of your sport for now. >> thanks raul. nasa has just released new pictures of the planet pluto. it shows pluto's surface to be remarkably smooth. the aim of the mission is to assess what pluto's surface is made up of and to study its atmosphere. why not take a look at our website, the address is you can see barack obama arriving there in kenya. and lots of analysis on the website if you want it. that's it for me for this news hour, but i'll be back in just a moment -- or lauren taylor will
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he >> stepping up about fight against i.s.i.l. and turkey's military also vows to deviet rebels asdefeatrebels as part of the same offensive. i'm lauren taylor, this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up about after months of violence, burundi's president wins a controversial third term. and barack obama visits kenya, the first ever visit by a sitting u.s. president.