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e.u. election observers say the poll in myanmar was transparent but not without some flaws. hello there. you're with al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also coming up russia says it's not surprised about doping allegations among its athletes but denies state involvement. the u.n. calls for tough actions to stop burundi escalating into an ethnic concept. forced to set down a president of a u.s. university resigned over race tensions on campus.
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european observe erbs say myanmar's historic election was generally transparent, but more reforms are needed. the monitors praised the election but raised concerns about the low number of muslim candidates and the aversion of women in policy particular. the final result isn't expected for days, but early indications say a land slade for the nrc party led by aung san suu kyi. >> this is a historic juncture in the country of myanmar. this is a remarkable process, the first nationwide competitive elections in 25 years, and it was remarkable how many people turned out peacefully in large numbers to participate in this
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process. the process went better than many expected beforehand wayne a joins us from yangon. the process was better than expected but the vote counting is a very slow process. give us the latest on the results. >> reporter: yes. it is a very slow process, painfulfully slow, i'm sure painfully eslow and particular for the leader of the n.l.d., aung san suu kyi. i'm sure she would like it sped up. she is holidayed up in her-- hold up in her-- holed up in her home as the results trickle through. 52 out of the 63 seats announced so far are in the lower house of parliament have gone to the n.l.d. so we're very early days. there's many more seats to be announced, but it is looking very good for the n.l.d. so far. the reason it's so slow, i guess, it's an antiquated
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process. we're not used to having elections in here, given not long out of 50 years of military rule. so many turned out to vote from the e.u. person there, some 80% of the elector eight turned out to vote. so many polling stations around this country. it's a slow process and we will continue to get those official announcements e.u. is saying that the election was generally transparent, but they did have some concerns over candidatess in the political process and they want to sea some changes. -- see some changess. >> reporter: yes. that's right. i think the over riding theme was that this was a far from perfect process, but myanmar has come a long way is what they said. they have some concerns about voter registration, about advanced voting processes that have also raised some concerns from within the n.l.d. as well. they have, in fact, launched a
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couple of official protests with the electoral condition to deal with that advanced voter process, as well as some of the candidates. as you mentioned, the e.u. not happy with a lack of female women, canned daylights, a lack of muslim candidates and concerns about the process from here on in. of course, 25% of the seats in the upper and lower houses of parliament are reserved for the military. it has expressed concern about that and it says that it wants that to change. it believes that there should be at least one of those houses of parliament should be made up completely of eau elected mps in the near future, so doing away with those military seats, but to do that the n.l.d., if it does go on to win this election, will need to change the constitution and the military is guaranteed veto power over any changes to the constitution. that will be a very difficult task indeed thank you for that. wayne hey there.
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russia's sports ministry says it's not surprised by most of the points made in the scathing report of widespread doping inside russian athletics, but it has rejected state involvement. there have been calls for russia to be band from next year's olympics. >> reporter: in the swiss sunshine, a dark day for the sport of athletics. an independent commission set up by the world anti doping anticipating, w.a.d.a., to investigate claims of systemic doping in russia returned its verdict. >> our recommendation is that the russian federation be suspended. >> reporter: if it doesn't fix the problem, no russian ootids leitz at the rio 2016 olympic games. this report says there is a deeply rooted culture of cheating amongst russian officials, coaches and athletes, some of who are coerced into doping programs and then financially exploited. a w.a.d.a. accredited lab is accused the destroying samples and the country's own anti
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doping agency seems to have helped dopers escape detention. >> reporter: the problem goes beyond one sport and one country. >> it simply can't be only russia and only athletics. we know there's a problem of doping. from the positive tests in lots of other sports and in lots of other countries, so we just wanted to make it clear that our mandate was pretty narrow. russia athletics, but there's no reason to believe it's only athletics. there's no reason to believe that it's only russia. >> reporter: the commission was only formed due to a documentary on german television a year ago. the allegations within that film have now seen its reporter overwhelmingly vindicated. russian sporting authorities have remained defiant denying that doping was endemic. >> translation: this is an attempt made to cast a shadow overall of russian sport. it's unacceptable. all russian sport is one of the
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leaders of the world in fighting doping. >> reporter: athletics world governing body the iaaf has begun to take action. >> i've asked the athletics federation to answer the allegations made today in the point record. i have asked my council to convene on friday this week. we will review what they have said, and then we will look at the next steps which could include sanction. >> reporter: with questions about how widespread the problem really is, coe faces the battle of leading the athletics back into the light in moscow for us. what is the official reaction there to these allegations from the government or the russian athletics federation? >> reporter: the kremlin has said that it is not a matter for the president. it is essentially kicked the ball to the sports ministry to deal with. so the sports ministry and the russian ootids lettics
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federation have been the ones putting out the majority of statements appeared comments on what was revealed in jeneva yesterday. the sports ministry seems to be operating a program of three different arguments. it's saying it needs more time to go through this report. the report was in english. it needs to go through it in a proper translated russian version which it says it's now received and is doing so. as you heard in paul's report thera have as well, the sports minister has protected innocence saying that these claims against the sports world in russia should be refuted. he has admitted that russia does have some issues with doping, but that they're not as widespread and systematic as this p report points out. he has also been pointing out what he believes to be specific weaknesses of the report. he says that for all of the major athletic have thes strobilates in event years,
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there were major - events in recent years, there were anti doping specialists from the ioc from w.a.d.a. itself and from the iaaf, who were coming and monitoring the anti doping proceeds in moscow and they didn't find anything wrong. now, that's not necessarily the get out of jail free card that the sports ministry would like it to be because, of course, the w.a.d.a. report says there's corruption inside athletics is not confined to russia but it is endemic through the major sporting bodies themselves what about the public reaction? has there been anything in the newspapers for example? >> reporter: there certainly has. this is a major story and it is dominating a lot of the newspapers this morning. now, the responses range from the sort of very defensive in the newspaper which is widely
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here which has called subject lander and one comment taitor was saying it might have been financially motivated. other reactions in newspapers are just a bit more stunned, really. a more high-brow neap saying this is the-- saying this is a bigga tact in history. another newspaper saying that on monday night a bomb exploded thanks very much, indeed, for that. the international owe olympic committee has released a statement on the scandal saying it's a deeply shocking report, very saddening for the world of sport. the ioc will also stud eau the report in regard to the olympic games. if any infringements or their group should be established, the ioc will react with its usual
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zero tolerance policy. the u.n.'s human rights chief is warning that violence in burundi can escalate into an ethnic conflict. he is calling on the international community to take immediate action toa void that, but the foreign minister has down played the situation saying that the country was calm. he cautioned against imposing sanctions. a third term was won and warned the opponents to are disarm or face tough police action. a day after that deadline passed, nine people were shot dead by unknown gunmen in a bar. the u.n. security council has been discussing the arrest. >> reporter: united nations and african officials say burundi could be descending into full-scale violence and language that somehow described as reminiscent of the rwandan violence in the capital has been
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continuing on an almost daily basis after the president of the country set a deadline for people to give up their illegal arms or be treated as enemys of the state. a mid that threatening language, the high commissioner for human rights warned that burundi could be at a very dangerous tipping point. >> recent inflammatory remarks by members of the parliament has suggested that this crisis, which has involved targeting people for their perceived political affiliations, could increasingly take on an ethnic dimension. the president of the senate recently ordered local authorities to identify "elements which are not in order", and to report them to the police for them to be dealt with. he also called on the police to get ready to finish the work. >> reporter: u.n. secretary announceed his his announced his attention to makea ... submitte
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by the french. it would support the u.n.'s mediation efforts in the area. also threaten sanctions, but we know from speaking to the russian's allegation that the russians are not yet on board with sanctions. so negotiations will continue a riot at an over crowded prison in the guinean capital has injured at least 13 people. hundreds of police officers and soldiers were sent to the jail. people living nearby said they heard gun fire for more than two years. the 60-year-old prisoner was designed for 220. there are currently more than 2000 inmates being held there. hundreds of sudanese troops have arrived in yemen. they were in part of a saudi led practice. coal pigs strikes and fighting continues. at least 15 fighters and four civilians were killed on monday. 15 pro government forces have said to be killed. still to come on the program,
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the israeli prime minister and the white house try to find common ground after the failed bid to scut, tle the iran nuclear deal. plus the whale being stopped at a park, although not until 2017.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. welcome back. the top stories. european observers say myanmar's historic election was generally transparent, but more reforms are needed. the monitors praise the process
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but raised concerns about the low number of muslim and female candidates. russia's sports ministry says it's not surprised about allegations that drugs cheating is widespread, but it has rejected claims that the state knew about it. violence in burundi could escalate to mass atrocities. the world body is urged not to impose sanctions. security forces continue to search for weapons in bujumbura held by people. after months by protest and calls for resignation, the president of the university university of missouri stood down. several races incidents on campus. it was only when black players on the football team took a stand that he decided to step down. >> reporter: it was a great victory for the nationwide
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activism that has intensified since the shooting of a teenager in 2014. about two hours east of the this campus. >> i'm resigning as president of the university of missouri system. the motivation in making this decision comes from love. >> reporter: weeks of protests over what was perceived as fish indifference to campus racism, from racial slurs. even when a graduate student had a hunger strike, there was only little reaction. there was a response from the missouri tigers, the university's football team. many of the players, star athletes, went on strike. they were soon joined by their white team mates and had the support of their cache. >> i-- coach. >> i did the right thing and i would do it again. >> reporter: it's estimated that millions of dollars would have been lost had the tigers not
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played their match on saturday, both in fines and lost revenue to the local economy. the university hired former tim wolfe to run the university like a business, to slash student welfare costs and increase revenue. clearly the potential loss of money contributed to the board's decision that wolfe had to go, but it was the campus protests that got the tigers to act. >> there is so much struggle on campus but the administration refused to step in to make sure that all students are feeling safe and included on this campus. >> reporter: this is a victory based on protest, solidarity and big money. however, the fight here is not over yet israeli prime minister netanyahu and obama have met for the first time since world powers reached a nuclear deal
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with iran. the talks are in an attempt to move past sdpreements and how to make israel feel more secure. they tried to send a message of unity on the israeli palestinian conflict. >> we condemn in the strongsest terms palestinian violence against innocent israeli citizens and i want to repeat once again it is my strong belief that israel has not just the right but the obligation to protect itself. >> we will never give up our hope for peace. i remain committed to a vision of peace for two states for two people's, a palestinian state that recognised the jewish state jonathan, author of the israeli conflict in the american culture, good to have you here. what really came out of this meeting, do you think? it was mostly about showing that the two countries are still strong friends and good allies.
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>> yes. i think that's exactly what both sides wanted. after the big diplomatic and political fight over the iran deal, both the united states and israel both obama and netanyahu wanted to show that they remained strong friends and allies. the relationship is unbreakable and unshakeable there has been so much tension hasn't there. >> i think the big idea for both of them is-- we have a quite long delay, so i apologise for interrupting you. >> yes. i think that's the point that they - okay. the key thing with the iran deal is that both sides didn't want to send the impression to america's owe opponents in the region and israel's opponents in the region that somehow the two are not on the same page. they wanted to show that on
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security, on strategic issues, that they're on the same page, military israel is going to increase, defensive weapon sales to israel, intelligence cooperation is going to be upgraded, and also you have to remember that despite the tensions, israel remains popular in the u.s. and also in the democratic party, and for israelis the relationship with america is critical. so netanyahu also wants to show that he remains with the support of the united states okay. well, netanyahu also gave assurances that he is still committed to a two state solution to the israeli-palestinian conflict. does he really believe that or is he just waiting until obama leaves office and hopes that the next president will back him a bit more? >> well, i think that for neither side the issue of israeli before palestinian negotiations is key.
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what obama wanted was to main obtain the option, the possibility of a two-state solution and netanyahu affirmed that. i don't think he has a particular problem with that. i just think he feels that now is not the time, and i think from the american point of view there's always been a suspicious of netanyahu, but 18 months ago when the negotiations broke down, there was a sense that abbas was equally to blame for it, and so simply the president doesn't feel there's a great opportunity to move forward now, and what he is asking of israel is simply to don't do anything that makes it worse. don't expand settlements and be careful how you manage security challenges. i think, therefore, it's much less of an issue than it was before, despite the fact that the two sides do have very different visions of what should emerge jonathan, thank you very much indeed for that. good tov you with us. live from telaviv u.s. president obama says a
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full investigation is underway after two u.s. citizens were shot dead at a police training center in jordan. a south african and two jordanians were also killed. it was said the attacker was a police jordanian police men who was at the scene. the king visited some of them in hospital. the united nations especially special eninvoice to syria will brief the stuart council later. he has been to da mass can you say, moscow, washington trying to bring all sides to the fwoeshting table. no success. russia is continuing the air strikes in syria. pictures are on line which shows the aftermath of an attack in the province. canada says it's forming a committee to help resettle thousands of syrian refugees by the end of the year. the newly elected liberal government says it will soon discuss the process is jordan, lebanon and turkey. canada is looking to take in
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25,000 syrians and so the selection process has gone. 75 million dollars will be contributed to the refugee agency to support its relief efforts. australia have sent in police reinforcements to take back control of an immigration detention center which holds people due to be deported. police flee into christmas island to restore order after security guards abandoned their posts after riots. protests were sparked by the death of an iranian kurdish man who had escaped the compound. australian immigration minister says they won't tolerate it. >> reporter: reinforcements have arrived on christmas island and there is an operation underway at the moment. we want to restore calm and order to the center and we have been very clear about the fact that the government is not going to cowar in the face of the activities of some of these criminals the u.n.'s weather agency says the concentration of greenhouse gasses in the
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atmosphere reached record levels in 2014. the world meterological organisation is saying the planet is facing a permanent reality as these levels are likely to be higher next year. china's role will be key at the upcoming paris climbate talks. it's commitment to be crucial. >> reporter: on a day like this you need no reminder that china is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gasses from coal, but the situation in the north-east of the country is much worse than here in beijing which is already pretty bad today, as you can see. there air pollution levels have been breaking all records in the industry city of shang yang on saturday, the air quality index stood at 400. anything above 200 is considered to be very unhealthy indeed. that gives you a clear indication of justify how
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hazardous the air is in some parts of china. the reasons, well, china's continuing love affair with the car and, of course, the country's continued dependency on coal. it now accounts for 60% of this country's energy consumption. now, complicating things ahead of the paris talks is the fact that new data released during the past few days shows that china has been burning 17% more coal each year than previously disclosed. now, the reason that matters is this: china has given a public declaration that would halt the growth in its carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and scientists now believe it's going to struggle to meet that thargt. at the talks in paris, though, china will want to talk about some of the progress it has made in fighting pollution, particularly the billions it has spent on solar and hydro power technology a controversial show using a killer whal elizabeth in sand
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diego is to be phased out by 017. sea world park says the performances will be on the natural habitat and behaviours. the company has seen revenue dropped and has been criticised in a plebly indication about black fish. it was a film about wales in captive item. >> reporter: here is the sea aquarium where a killer weal is has been tried to be released. we're talking about a far bigger organisation. sea world has something like 11 parks in five different states, and specifically we're talking about the one in sandiego california. they're saying the whale will now be replaced by something more educational. they say they are listens and evolving along with the people that pay to go into those parks, but if you look behind all this, there's something of a pr
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campaign going on, a documentary called black fish was released in 2013. it made some pretty serious allegations about how ochars are treated in captivity. since that was released, attendance in some places in some states has drastically dropped. that has affected share prices and clearly sea world wants to be seen as an educational organisation rather than one that entertains people, but organisers or activists say they're not happy with this. they're moving animals into a different tank. there may not be thea tricks, but-- they won't be happy with them kept here. they want them released. there are regulatory challenges in california. one businessman has put a law in that would stop breeding in captivity, but scientists won't be happy while these animals are there for the public's entertainment
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the pity has met the national dialogue quarter at any time for the first time since thea ward of the peace prize. it help build democracy since the revolution four years ago. there's more on our website. the address al jazeera america -- >> definitely has a lot to do with the pressure. >> "america tonight"'s "america tonight"'s lisa fletcher with those left behind after a suicide on campus. >> thanks for joining us, i'm joie chen. one of the best kept secrets on