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>> more strikes from turkish forces now striking pkk forces in iraq. >> hello i'm lacressa burak. critics say it will curb new found freedoms. a clear win under murky circumstances, burundi's president wins 70% of the vote. and on the right track track why
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kenya's infrastructure could put east africa on the road to prosperity. is be. turkey has expanded its offensive along its borders and launched attacks against pkk fighters on top.attacks on i.s.i.l. fighters. mohammed jamjun has the story. >> these are local authorities that are saying f-16 fighters are taking off the same base that f-16s took off last night in order to bomb i.s.i.l. targets. now eyewitnesses are telling local media that these planes possibly as many as 20, some are heading towards the border with syria, some are heading towards northern iraq.
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if that proves to be true then it would appear as though turkey would be launching more attacks on both i.s.i.l. and possibly p comfortk targets in northern iraq. as you mentioned in your lead-in turkey saying they will make no distinction in their fight on terror that they will go after groups like i.s.i.l. as vigorously as the kurdistan workers party. really not a surprise that this is heapg although this has been a game changer of the day when i.t. comes to turkey. there has been a lot of escalation as far as their fight against i.s.i.l. >> mohammed jamjun there. turkey has had a long history battling pkk or kurdistan workers party. created in 1935, the pkk
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demanded an independent state for kurds in the region. group began a violent campaign against the turkish government in 1944. 1949 he is captured and sentenced to death but later commuted to life in prison. after secret talks the pkk declared a unilateral ceasefire in 2013. be american kurdish information network he says turkey should try to solve its problems at home before intervening in other countries. >> last month there was an election in turkey and president erdogan wanted 400 deputies to be elected for the -- for his party and then he would become the president of more authority more privileges. and he lost that, and since things have not gone well. even during the election, things
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have gotten out of whack. he accused -- he wanted to get a nationalist vote and he said he didn't have a peace process going when in fact there was a peace process going. kurds got 80 deputies elected to the parliament. and i.s.i.s, could you say i.s.i.s. broke the camel's back. one turkish soldier was killed. but with i.s.i.s. it's -- you know, the old sake if you sleep with the dogs you -- the old saying if you sleep with the dogs you will wake up with the fleas. the fighters now have become a headache of turkey as well. there is a peace process going kurdish deputies are asking for greater political rights. the restrictions on the language to be lifted. if turkey wanted to become a model in the region it needs to
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really practice democracy at home before venturing out and trying to straighten things out in places like syria. >> inside syria the fighting with kurdish forces have displaced more than 100,000 people on the turkish border, they are struggling to iive survive. osama ben jafd ben javad reports. >> asked if she's received help she says only god is their guardian. for these displaced people refuge is beside a waste land in the town of remuda. they make use of whatever they
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can find. >> our life here is terrible. they go and try to work but there's no work, there's nothing. >> reporter: here among the tens of thousands of families displaced in northeastern syria forced out of their homes in the fighting against i.s.i.l. the syrian government and kurdish fighters. the people protection units or ypg now hold much of the syrian border with turkey. the syrian opposition accuses them of forcing out sunni is are tribes and the power struggle is making more people homeless. >> i couldn't take it anymore so i had to leave. i walked out and i keep walking until i reached the border. >> reporter: the u.n. envoy for syria has met the syrian regime again but hopes for these meetings have dimmed in the years of the syrian war. fractured opposition and unrelenting government. the assad regime says it is too
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soon to talk about a peace process, preventing a be diplomatic solution to the process. thousands of flimsy tents are looking more like permanent homes. osama ben javad, al jazeera. >> antiterrorism bill will impose the death penalty of people convicted of so-called terror crimes. part of the security clamp down following the terrorist attacks that targeted tourists. human rights law undermines free tom of speech. hashem hashem ahelbarrafreedom of
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speech. hashem ahelbarra reports. >> this is a big moment. >> the new law doesn't conflict with the constitution. we are committed to defending little bit but at the same time, we want to make sure terrorism is not given a chance to prevail. this is the reason we said let's stand united as tunisians against terrorism. >> reporter: bill is a shame for a country that four years ago, inspired the mass protest movement. members of parliament says tunisia needs a tough law to repel attacks like the one that killed 38 in the coastal city of
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sousse. >> we have here a very controversial law which is also respecting the democratic new tunisia so we have fitting relief now. >> reporter: tunisia has been grappling with violence for years. thousands of tunisians joined i.s.i.l. and al qaeda in iraq and syria. hundreds have taken up arms against security forces. a military campaign against a group affiliated with al qaeda is still underway in this mountainous region. but the tunisian army and police remain largely outnumbered and outgunned compared to neighboring countries. this is quite a significant moment for the government he says with the new antiterrorism bill it will be able to tackle the rise of violence in tunisia
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hashem ahelbarra, al jazeera tunis. >> units from the popular resistance committee. reports that the body of a military leader loyal to the former president ali abdullah saleh has been found. in acitizen 12 tons of humanitarian aid has arrived into the city's port and airport. it is the third delivery since the international airport reopened on wednesday. burundi's president pierre nkurunziza has won a third term in an election the u.n. has stated is flawed. haru mutasa reports from bujumbura. >> it is an outcome many
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predicted before the votes were even counted. despite the boycott by the opposition parties authorities say there was a massive turnout. >> the turnout at the national level is 17.44% -- 73.44%. this is information which is maybe needed to be known by the international community which is following the process in burundi. >> reporter: the african union and some international organizations say they don't recognize the result. ordinary burundins say they don't want violence they want peace. hours after the presidential results were announced four persons were injured after grenades were thrown into a house of a pro-government
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member. >> my family was in the house. i was in the bedroom i heard an explosion, four people were injured including my sister who was nine years old. >> president nkurunziza has called for parliament to meet on monday. he is determined to stay in authority for another five years. >> demolition and displacement, bedowindoin. settlementsbedoin settlements. hard hitting... >> today they will be arrested... >> ground breaking...
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>> you're watching al jazeera. a reminder of the top stories. turkey has extended its offensives and launched attacks on pkk fighters, in addition to the fight against i.s.i.l. president erdogan has demanded the opposition lay down their weapons. opposing the death penalty for people convicted of so-called terrorist crimes. also the united states is described burundi's election as deeply flawed. president pierre nkurunziza won a third term picking up on 70% of the votes.
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the election was largely boycotted by opposition parties. a minor's union blamed a shooting on police who have been brought in to unblock roads leading to the el salvador mine. copper mine be strike is in its fourth day. two weeks of demonstrations in the city of la paz they want the governmentthe government to increase investment in various areas. accused them of having a hidden agenda. mearnmary ann sanchez has the story. >> these protesters say they won't leave the capital until president evo morales promises to bring industrialization to
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their mining city. >> we are still strong making a protest for development. we want the president to help us. >> pot offeringssea remains paralyzed with roadblocks around the city. the vice president accused the protest leaders of having a hidden political agenda. >> in a couple of years with a political party the most aggressive leaders do not want a solution to the problem. they are not for this place they want a political process. >> a place for exploitation and not industrialization. >> the government wants to say this is political. when we feel discriminated against because the government is not investing to diversify our economy but international mineral rices are high. when it is a slump we enter a
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cries mode. >> price of silver has slumped by two-thirds. however two years ago the price of minerals, 19 day strike, the reason of the protest and postponement of policy that will change the face of poto sea. so they asked for an international airport industrialization to stop mining the president promised to change the extractive model but he never complied. >> but potosinians say 80% of their income is on mining. if the price of minerals continue to fall they'll lose the resources they have to support their families but overall they will have very few
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alternatives to turn to. village is home to around 300 people but one of israel's top courts says it should be demolished. it's between an illegal israeli settlement and an ancient synagogue. israel has offered to relocate the villages to yatta but human rights campaigners say the villages should stay. imtiaz tyab reports. >> life here in the southern village of the hebron hills is normally quiet. most of the palestinian bed bedouins, nearly 30 years the residents of these basic shelters are under imminent threat of a forced displacement.
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in may a high court judge ruled against is their injunction. she's raised six children there it's also where five of her grandchildren were born. >> translator: we won't leave our land even if they demolish our homes. the israelis say they will give us somewhere else to live as an alternative but what alternative? this is not for sale. it is our sole and life and will be for generations. >> susia is between an illegal israeli settlement. so they can connect the two areas. but the israeli government insists it's because they built the structure without permits. 70-year-old mohammed nawaja is one of the community elders. he says israel has been trying to eject residents from this
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area for years. >> 1949 during the naqba that's when we came to old sesea. then in 2001, they demolished the whole village here. >> reporter: the planned demolition has drawn criticism they say it points to a wider problem of demolition and displacement from palestinians, they are calling on israel to end the process. israel's high court will review the case on august 3rd but believe their homes will be destroyed and they will be displaced regardless of what the court decides saying they will rebuild apsusia no matter what. imtiaz tyab, al jazeera west
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jerusalem. >> germanwings flight, unidentified remains were built in the mountain town of leverne. airbus a-320 crashed into a mountain side. the co-pilot deliberately downed the jet after locking the pilot out of the cockpit. in romania a tomorrower police commander has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. alexander denies the charges saying he was only following orders. lawrence lee has the report. >> translator: i was only obeying orders, that was always the defense of this old plan alexander vishinescu. degraded tortured and killed the
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political enemies of soviet romania. same gooumtion used by nazi prison guards in world war ii that he was carrying out the demands of his where superiors. >> they must call all those who gave orders and question them. >> but the problem with that argument is most of them are zed. vishinescu was in charge of the so-called prison of silence it too now lies in ruins. most of the prisoners didn't see the light of day either. >> it's been established that he committed crimes. it doesn't matter how much time has passed. the crimes haven't remained
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unpunished. >> 20 years in prison play or may not seen as the same amount of justice some in romania disillusioned by the european union, look back on the site with warmth. still for his victims and their supporters the fact that this man now almost 90 will surely die in jail himself will carry a sad satisfaction. lawrence lee, al jazeera. >> drug rinlt back bacteria are said to kit 90 million others in the day. jake ward explains. is. >> the united states has a drug problem. multiples drug resistance
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bacteria superbugs playing the health system here. >> these organisms can get spread. these organisms can live on the skin and they can live on the surface of a desk or a bed or a table. >> right drugs to fight bacteria in minutes. >> if we can determine what that organism before the patient leaves your office then you can give the right drug and you don't have to worry about drug resistance. >> companies are simply not making new antibiotics, the truth is there are enough microorganisms in this handful of dirt to pursue countless
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lines of possible influence antibiotics. but it is only here in nature that these organisms can survive. >> tiny that grow in a petrie dish. >> this means a very little amount of microbial influence. so this says the entire gross on the plan planet, this dot, how much of that we have cultivated. >> epstein's team has ice laided the i chip. >> letting nature, once it forms acolony we can explore this colony. >> could slow deadly infections
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around the world infections that our food and our hospitals seem to have helped create. jacob ward fest al jazeera california. >> president obama, is in kenya for his first presidential visit to the country. he'll also be co--he hosting a conference for entrepreneurs in are kenya before moving on to ethiopia. now since 2009 the u.s. has been trailing behind china as you airveg'sasafrica's influencest straying partner. >> an area that will lead
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africa, since independence from britain in 1963. and build by the chinese. 90% of goods go by rail. high speed electric freight trains will use the new line cutting costs in half. >> one way of making sure as a continent, improve trades and remove these barriers. logical and transportation territories is where this all needs to work. that's hang as well. this vast be indian ocean port last always had big potential but not the investment. now that's all training cmentd land locked economies such as yawnd.
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burundi, erin sudan. they are all set to benefit. >> expanded by chinese contractors two years ago and a deal containerring $67 million. but once this swath of sland reclaimed from the ocean is turned into a second terminal, 1.5 mull containers a year can be handled. that will more than double mom basmombasa be port's capability. it will all help manufacturing companies. an american chewing gum beings in product is being increased with a fowk on airports. >> i think it will make a big difference in terms of making kenya competitive. be i look forward to one day.
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>> and so long term, as huge optimism for this reason like every aspect of life here comik growth turns into a huge opportunity. >> don't forget get plenty more on our website >> on "america tonight": shots ring out and the debate over gun violence and gun control echo again. away from the headlines, "america tonight's" sarah hoye continues the high cost of a gunshot. >> reporter: what would you say at the end of the day was that total bill from start until now? >> almost like $10 million. >> $10 million? >> $10 million on a lot of drugs lot of machinery. home health care nurses. it was real expensive.


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