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celebrations in burundi. the army takes power after weeks of protests against the president hello there, a warm welcome to al jazeera. live from our headquarters here in doha. also ahead - 45 people are killed in a fire at a shoe factory in manila. 26 others are still missing the train that crashed in philadelphia killing seven people was going twice as fast as it should have been movies money and flash
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fashion get ready to go on display at the cannes film festival gunfire and explosions are reported from burundi's capital after the army took control announcing the deposed president after weeks of protests. word came in a broad cast after the general announced that the president violated the constitution by seeking the third term. the news of a coup was defied and he was in tanzania for a suppose conference but was flying home urgently. he never arrived. the army ordered the closure of the airport and land borders. news of an overthrow was great by celebrations on the streets of the capital. >> the protests against pierre's
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third term in power had been growing. police, seen as loyal to the ruling party used tear gas and bullets against the demonstrators. they struggled to contain them. wednesday afternoon, when he was out of the country, the army officer announced he was taking over. >> president has been relieved of his duty. >> soldiers in military vehicles moved into the city center to take control. the army is seen as neutral. the soldiers have been on the streets, but have not moved into the violence. minutes after the announcement hundreds of protesters came in too. >> translation: now the president has to go, whether he
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wants to or not. he has to go. >> reporter: some police unit fired at the demonstrators. soldiers overpowered them. people said this man was a member of the militia dressed in police uniform. they tried to stop the advancing soldiers but killed him. a short while later the army and protesters arrived in the city center. outside the building of rpa, the popular radio station closed on the second day of protests. protesters were celebrating and cheering. as soon as the military officer says he's in control of burundi and taking obvious, the police locked the door with a padlock and ran away. soldiers came and left it open. the radio came back on air
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almost significantly. many supporters are gathered outside the buildings, and where they are broadcast. it's a celebration going on. protesters and activists were happy. police helmets or anything else to handhid the trophies. the military rulers say they'll destroy the democracy. people still do not know if or when all of this will lead to free, pair or peaceful elections. east african leaders issued a statement condemning the coup in burundi. the tanzanian president called for constitutional order and an end to the violence. >> it does not stop the problems of burundi. we don't accept the coup. we condemn it in the strongest
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terms possible and we call upon return to constitutional order. >> the numbers killed in a shoe factory fire in the philippines has gone up to 45. the blaze started when embers from welding came into contact with chemicals. up to 300 were inside at the time. 26 are missing. we have more from the scene of the fire in manila. >> we are right outside the factory. it is a fire that took more than seven hours to be put out. now local government says 60 were trapped in there. but the total number of workers is undetermined because the opener of the factory cannot give a total tally as to how many people were working there. it took more than 10 hours before recovery started. the remaining questions over security and safety of the building for rescuers here.
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what is clear now is that there is a strong smell already of rotten flesh. families have been coming forward. they have been waiting for news about their loved ones. local government at the moment unable to give news except that everyone trapped in there perished in the foyer. now this is the stair case that leads to the second floor. that is where most of the bodies are trapped and the concentration of the fire also. local government admits that this process of identifying the bodies handing over the bodies will take time. the president demanded a thorough investigation start to determine what happened and to make those who are responsible accountable. the iraqi government says the deputy leader of the i.s.i.s. has been killed in an air strike. the defence ministry says he died when u.s.-led coalition jets hit the mosque that he was
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in. the u.s. military says there's no evidence that he has been killed. rosalind jordan has this update from washington d.c. >> the u.s. military says it conducted coalition air strikes in northern iraq overnight tuesday into wednesday. but it tells al jazeera that what did not happen is fighter jets did not strike and hit a mosque in that community, and a spokesperson says it's not clear whether people on the ground were injured or killed and it's not confirmed whether or not the number two leader of i.s.i.s. el-avery was one of those killed in the attack. the ongoing attacks are meant to degrade i.s.i.l.'s ability to conduct attacks against the military and civilians in their path. u.s. says they have been using intelligence and working with
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the iraqi military to make sure civilians in places of worship are not targeted through the air raids. it is raising questions about the u.s. military's operations in a part of the world where it had been at war for more than nine years the spectre from i.s.i.l. and regional security are on the agenda as leaders from the gulf nation gather in the united states for a summit. white house correspondent patty culhane has this support. >> reporter: they are gathered on the lawn of the white house, there was a noticeable absence. the kings of saudi arabia and bahrain decided to stay away. despite that, the crown prince, president obama stressed the country's close alliance. >> we are pleased to have them both here. >> reporter: the president wanted to reassure gulf allies that a potential deal wouldn't
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put them at rick. as a top policy aid told me, when it comes to the issue of a defense treaty, that will not happen. >> a treaty is not something we are looking at. that takes a long time to negotiate and development. it took decades to build up our n.a.t.o. alliance, and asian security alliances, what we can do is provide a clear assurance that if our d.c. c partners face a threat. we'll come to their defense. instead the u.s. offered to help the g.c.c. mission defense system. and additional military training and exercises. the white house is hoping that a white house dipper and a day at camp david will be enough to earn their support. >> saudi arabia has issued a statement accusing houthi rebels of violating a 5-day ceasefire,
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saying the houthis tried to infiltrate territory. and it is, despite violence under threat. >> in the city of tiaz violent confrontations are said to have taken place between supporters of the abd-rabbu mansour hadi and yemenis. a deployment of senegalese soldiers to yemen had been approved, protests against which were panned. >> reporter: hours before the protest organizers refused a call from authorities, the march banned, because it would demoralize senegalese troops getting ready for deployment to saudi arabia. it's a clear attempt by the government to muzzle those that oppose the move. >> that is all an excuse.
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soldiers have enough experience not to be demoralized. the reality is the government nose the decision is unpopular. public opinion is divided. it was an executive decision by the end of state. there was no debate. the government sought support from religious leaders. the announcement was made after the visit. they were there to raise funds for the 23 billion plan to turn the country into a middle economic any. critics believe arguing the deployment of troops is in exchange for the ambitious and political plan of the sons. >> reporter: only a handful of countries support the intervention. senegal is the first to offer troops. the government is responding to requests for help. a confidential document shows
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saudi arabia pledging for hundreds of millions in funds for much-needed agriculture, transport and infrastructure projects. we asked the foreign minister if there was deals on the table. despite repeated requests for an interview, he would not answer questions or comments. no date yet on when it would take place. despite the bhan more protests are planned in days to come. still ahead here on al jazeera, we report from a town in southern peru at the heart of a dispute over the construction of a coal mine and free to set their own agenda conservative mps in the u.k. file into number 10 to hear about new powers that could silence groups. individuals explain.
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temporary ceasefire. a statement from the alliance said the houthis attacked saudi territory, a 5-day truce came in effect on tuesday. u.s. investigators say a train that crashed and killed more than seven people in philadelphia was travelling at twice the speed limit. a system called positive train control could have prevented it from derailing. we have this report. >> reporter: twisted metal, snaking train carriages off the tracks, signs of a night of chaos and trauma. several killed hundreds sent to hospital after an amtrak train from washington d.c. to new york city derailed minutes after pulling out of a station. it was the worst train crash in america. u.s. transport safety officials saw the train on video travelling at twice the speed limit and said the train was not equipment with the latest train
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technology. >> we have called for passing train control, it's on the most wanted list. congress mandated that it be installed by the end of this year. so we are very keen on passive train control. based on what we know now, we feel had such a system been installed in this section of track, the accident would not have occurred. >> the cause of the crash remains under investigation. like crashes before it it raised calls for funding to improve crumbling infrastructure and safety. amtrak is america's largest train company subsidised by the government. it's controversial in congress. hours after the crash, a bill making its way through congress passed its first hardle and could slash amtrak funding if it becomes law. >> we have a problem in a sense that we are under-investing in
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infrastructure and particularly in transportation. the money we are spending is not necessarily spent on the most cost effective projects. it's a dual problem of not enough money and not spent as effectively as it could be. >> this congressman was on the train and narrowly escaped death and now is not the time to talk politics. >> people talk politics. i'm blessed that i was able to go home and kiss my wife and kids. so... ..i'm blessed, man. >> reporter: while the train derailment was no doubt a tragedy, accidents like this are rare in the u.s. this route between new york city and washington d.c. sees thousands of trains back and forth every year most reach their destination with no major incidents. that does not console those on the doomed train, but likely will spark outcries it emphasise
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a contrary occurrence or a sign of larger problems on the train tracks in peru police fired tear gas at sugar plant workers on strike. the group hasn't been to work for more than 30 days because they say they have not been paid for two months. protesters threw rocks and molotov cocktails at a police station thafr their colleagues were -- after their colleagues were arrested. the sugar plantition production was halted and factory workers demand management step down in southern peru there are protests of a different time. demonstrators are running against the production of a copper mine. >> reporter: this is a district that is the heart of the protest here in southern peru against a mining project. people here are mainly farmers
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and live out of their lapped and say the mining project will contaminate land and water. that's why they have been opposing it. they have been putting warriers and clashing with police every day for six weeks. the government responded by sending in 4,000 police and army to stop and suspend the protests protests begun in 2009 when the mining project began by a granch or group, a giant mining company. they will invest 1.4 billion, which is right behind the town. it's very, very near. that's why people say land and water will be polluted. they say they will not speak to the government, the government responded by sending in troops and the police. and they will not talk to the
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protesters unless ver suspended people will only talk to the president because he came here during his campaign and promised them to support them against a mining project a few years ago. the government approved an environmental impact study. but pending were the permits. that's why the protests began six weeks ago. they will not back down. even though the government promises there'll be 90 million staying in the region. every year they don't trust the government. they don't trust the study or the company. they believe that they will not see any benefits from the mine now or in the future. >> india's prime minister arrived in the chinese president's home town on the first leg of a 3-nation visit.
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narendra modi is in the ancient city and will be given a ceremonial welcome. it's the first trip to china. he'll travel to mongolia and south korea. china faces issues in relation to a border dispute with pakistan. there's growing commercial links and historical ties. the countries have been linked by a silk road trade road. the modern relationship started in 1950. india was one of the first countries to recognise the people's republic of china as an official government of the china. these days india is a large trading partner. china's export it equipment. and india send ore. both have a heavy military presence and chinese troops are reported to have crossed into
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india in september. india is wary of china's strong links with pakistan. benjamin is a policy analyst for the center for independent studies in beijing, and says the issues will be addressed in the coming days. >> i think the meeting we see today and over the next few days between zinc wr and narendra modi will be a bit of a jekyll and hide event. when it comes to the economic side it's upside. win-win. they share an interest. when it comes to the strategic political side it's a case of classic interest. the indian infrastructure is bad. they need to modernize the rail system.
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china is key to get out capital. there's a huge amount of crossover. the border disputes - india is going to push into the south china sea and is forming relations with japan and other areas. they had poor ties. china is developing ties with sri lanka, pushing for a military base in jilent. it's an area where a strategic backyard is seen the government of the u.k. is planning to increase its powers to close down organizations ban broadcasts and increase police powers as part of a bill to fight extremism. neave barker reports.
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>> reporter: on the way to a meeting of the security council, leading figures in britain's new government among them home secretary teresa may, poised to unveil new powers. >> what we are introducing is an ability to deal with the groups and individuals who are preaching extremism, who are promoting this hatred and intolerance. that is important. we are one nation, one society together. we need to deal with those that seek to divide us. >> under the legislation to be announced in full the government will have new powers to close premises and organizations, including mosques and charities, if it's felt they are used as a front to radicalize people. the government will have powers to ban broadcast, publications and website. if they are seen to be inciting racial and religious hatred. the police will have new powers
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to curb harmful activity activity that undermines public order, harassment and attempts to overthrow democracy. it's the best way. like the attacks on the transport system in 2005 leaving 22 people dead. the killers, british-born men motivated by a release. it's one of the first pieces of legislation after winning a surprise majority. will the new la be effective. some believe a different solution is needed. >> we need to look at other protests. we looked at a civil society approach, and tackle this. >> it's a view shared by the british muslims, feeling that the failure to deal with route
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causes. >> the problem is it shows a lack of understanding of the radicalization process. in terms of taking down the recruiters don't get me wrong, i it 100% agree. if someone insights violence they should be for that. if that's where the issue is that is where it lies. >> the government hopes it will create a more unified nation. for others it threatens to divide society. >> the vatican has officially recognised the state of palestine in a treaty. it's the first legal document between the catholic church and the palestinian state, and is the first signal of recognition. it comes days before mahmoud abbas is due to visit pope francis at the vatican movies and money are mixing again in the south of france. the cannes film festival begun. movie makers hope to attract
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millions in industry money. charlie angela is there flash bulbs, film stars and magic. this is what cannes does best. this year's jury led by the cowan brothers they lined up. excitement reached fever pitch. the stars walking up the red carpet will sit to different films, what usually opens the film festival. it will be a gritty french drama, where normally it's a hollywood blockbuster. >> standing tool is the story of a troubled boy. as the first female film-maker to open the festival they were quick to deny it's tokenism. >> it happens that i'm a woman, i'm honoured by the selection of the film and not the fact that i was given a fist that is normally given to a man, not a
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woman. >> this is an international festival, the olympics of the film world. >> it's our mission to put new names on the map of world cinema. for the rest we have that balance between the inmate's stories, and film and things which are more involved in terms of political content or social content. we have that too. >> this festival is about celebrating the big screen. there is a crossover between cinema and the internet. it is threatening releases. >> migration of talent is on film producers and distributors minds. netflix moved to digital, the way people are consuming content, it means they have more power. the distributors are worried about that. over the next two weeks, the city of 75,000 swells to 200,000, and feels ta all eyes
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