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"hard earned". gun fire in burundi's capital following the army's announcement that it has overthrown the president hello, welcome you're watching al jazeera. i'm jane dutton live from our headquarters in doha. dozens are killed in philippines capital after a fire breaks out in a shoe factory. taking refuge from fighting. lights camera, action,
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celebrities gather in cannes to kick off the film festival. we begin in burundi where there's been gun fire and explosions in the capital bujumbura. mull trimilitary factions loyal to president nkurunziza, say the coup against nkurunziza has failed, but earlier there were celebrations. we will talk to malcolm webb live but here is his report. >> reporter: police often seen as loyal to the ruling party used rubber bullets. when nkurunziza was out of the
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country the senior army officer announced he was taking over. >> translator: president pierre nkurunziza has been relieved of his duty. the permanent secretaries will have minimum duties in their posts. >> burundi's army is seen as neutral and it's been popular amongst the protesters. they've not joined in the violence. minutes after the announcement from the army hundreds of jubilant protesters came running into the center too. >> translator: now the president has to go whether he wants to or not he has to go. >> reporter: some police units loyal to the president fired at the advancing protesters but soldiers overpowered them. this man was a member of the ruling party's militia dressed
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in police uniform they said he tried to stop them but they killed him. outside the building of the independent radio station that was closed down on the second day of protest now a crowd of protestors are celebrating and cheering. made his announcement that he was taking over, the police here were told the lock the door with the pad padlock and ran away, tnl door wasthedoor was smashed in and the many station came back on air almost immediately. nkurunziza was meeting regional presidents in many
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nearby tanzania. let's speak with malcolm in the capital bujumbura. what's happening malcolm? >> lots of gun fire and grenades and bombs being thrown and that was in different parts of the city. seems like the military or the police unit that are loyal to president nkurunziza attacked some of the independent media houses a tv station and who radio stations we understand were attacked, rpa the independent popular radio that was seen attacked in our report just then, has gone off again. the airport's still closed the borders are still closed, the land borders. so that means that president
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pierre nkurunziza's stated intention to come back of course is still very difficult. >> i was going to say what's happening to him now that there's a regional meeting taking place discussing the situation at the moment, and of course the country is awash with weapons, isn't it? >> reporter: there are a lot of weapons here. there was a civil war that ended in 2005, lasted for about 12 years, and there's better than a disarmament program sings then but, a lot of the former rebel groups people believe have kept weapons, either here or in the across the lake in neighboring congo, the relief group also called as a militia u.n. human rights call it a militia that acts with impunity.
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election and detention hes and possible civil rights issues that occur because of it. plenty of men are willing to take up arms and take part in any conflict that erupt. thank you malcolm. >> at least 20 people have been killed in a shoe fire in the philippines. after 300 people were inside at the time and some are still missing. jamilla lundigan is live. >> local governments say at least 60 people were trapped in there but the total number of workers are still undetermined because the owner of the factory could not give a total tally as to how many people were working
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there. it took moreover.three hours before security was started. was very clear right now is that there is a very 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 any news except that everybody who was trapped in there perished in the fire. now this is the staircase that leads to the second floor. that is where most of the bodies are trapped and the concentration of the fire also. local government says they admit admit that this process of identifying the bodies of handing over the bodies will take some time. the president has already demanded that a thorough investigation start as soon as possible to determine exactly what happened and to make those who are responsible accountable. >> police in the iraqi capital baghdad have accused a shia
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group of setting fire to a community center. and setting fire to around 30 houses in the northern province. it follows shia neighborhoods were burned in the area. and in yemen houthi rebels have violated the ceasefire 12 times since tuesday and saudis have ceashedcarried out at least one air strike. residents have been hurt in the shelling. ceasefire is intended to help aid delivery. some supplies are being transported between the eastern africa nation of djibouti.
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>> ali has come from the u.s. to locate his wife and three kids. struggling to find treatment for his five-year-old son. >> this area is bad for my son. he get seizures and his body is very weak. i'm trying to get him out here from the u.s., they fled from the war. all they hear is loud bombs and gun shots and you know of course they would get scared. >> reporter: thousands of yemenis have been seeking refuge and medical treatment in djibouti close to southern yemen. he decided to take up arms and fight the houthis and soldiers loyal to ousted president ali abdullah saleh when they tried capture the country in late march. >> i came in a rubber dinghy, i
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was blooding when i left there. the situation in aden is terrible, there's no medicine. the rebels even attacked the people in the hospital. >> translator: says he's prepared to go back and fight those he calls invaders and oppressors. >> we were never a violent people but i promise you the moment i recover i will travel back to aden and join the resistance. >> at the forefront of the relief efforts is qatar and its charities. since tuesday, more than 200 tons of aid has been air lifted from doha to djibouti. most of it is destined for aden. food families for five which is meant to last them a month.
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those seeking refuge in djibouti is that the war will end much sooner than that. unfortunately, the foreign minister isn't very optimistic. >> let me tell you we are very, very much pessimistic about the improvement of that humanitarian situation in the coming weeks and month. i am concerned about the syrian scenario. we have that in mind right now the stagnation of the process. >> for a refugee mother whose only power is to comfort her child, she can only pray that his life turns out better than hers. georgiajamal el shael, al jazeera
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djibouti. conservative mps in the u.k, fresh off a sweeping victory individuals will explain. >> part of our month long look at working in america. "hard earned".
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>> hello again, the top stories on al jazeera. heavy fighting has broken out in burundi's capital bujumbura fighting those loyal to the coup leader.
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police in the iraqi capital baghdad say shia fighters have set fire to a community center. the blaze then spread to 30 homes. houthi rebels have voted a ceasefire 12 times since it started on tuesday night. saudi fighters have carried out at least one air strike. gulf leaders are in the united states for a summit with president obama on the agenda, i.s.i.l. nuclear security. patty culhane has the report. >> reporter: a notable absence of nobility. mohamed ben naif and united
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states president barack obama stressed the close alliance. the president wanted to assure his gulf alice allies that any agreement with iran would not put them at risk. when it comes the a new defense treaty that is not going to happen. >> i think a defense treaty is not something we're looking at. that takes a long time to negotiate, a long time to develop. it took decades to build up our nato alliance and our asian security alliances. what we can do is we can provide a clear insurance that if our gcc partners face a threat we will come to thrairs to their defense. >> instead the u.s. is going to help them build up a missile defense system. the white house is hoping that a
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white house dinner and a day at camp david will help to gain their support. patty culhane, al jazeera washington. >> reports show that a train was traveling at twice required speed when it came off the rails. >> we have pushed for positive train controls for many, many years. congress has manned it be installed by the end of this year so we are very keen on positive train control. based on what we know right now we feel that had such a system been installed in this section of track this accident would not have occurred. >> the death toll in nepal from this week's earthquake has risen to 110. it happened two weeks after another earthquake killed over
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8,000. fez jamil reports. >> reporter: even after the earthquake kathmandu looks serene. but when you look closer the contraction appear. this large apartment complex was evacuated during the earthquake. it's now a threat to those living in its shadow. >> we felt this like da da da da da. sounds. >> reporter: ramesh gunbar and his family have lived here for decades. >> the swing is like tree. maybe wind is fall down you know. >> reporter: next door the local butcher el tells us he was to afraid to open after the
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earthquake. but after three weeks of no income he had no choice. >> we were worried the building would fall down on us but we have no choice. >> reporter: people feel another aftershock could bring this all down. municipal engineering teams carry out spot inspections. there is a lot of bad news. there is also some good news for those afraid to enter their own homes. building inspectors say it's okay here but even for those whose homes are safe, the risk remains. this building is not just a men asmenasmenacing reminder of the earthquake. building inspectors suggest it should not have been built in
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the first place hinting of bribes. this high rise building now in ruins does represent a threat to the community and city officials are too busy to address the problem. for now with uncertainty looming over their head, people here can do little else but carry on with their lives. fez jamil, al jazeera kathmandu. india's prime minister arrived in china on the first leg of a visit. narendra modi touched down in the home town of china's
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president. police fire tear gas at sugar planters who are on strike. the group hasn't been at work for 30 days because they haven't been paid for two months. colleagues arrested. the u.k. is part of a in your bill to fight extremism. as nearve barker neave beark reports. >> leading figures in britain's new government among them home secretary teresa may poised to reveal major new powers. >> what we're introducing in the legislation is an ability to deal with those groups and individuals who are preaching this extremism, who are
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promoting this hatred and intolerance. i think that's important. we are one nation, one society together. and we need to deal with those who would seek to divide us. >> under the new legislation the government would have strength to close mosques and charities, where they feel are a front to incite. if they feel to be inciting religious and racial hatred. we're talking about harmful activity activity that undermines public order harassment and attempts to overthrow democracy. the government says the bill is the best way of tackling home grown violence. like the attacks on london's transport system in 2005 that left 52 people dead.
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british born men motivated by radical beliefs. the conservatives won a surprise majority in last week's election. but some believe a different solution is needed. >> we need to be looking at other approaches, a civil society approach engaging our institutions to effectively attack this social ill. >> feel that the new bill fails to deal with the root causes of rad cattlization. >> it seems to be a lack of understanding of the radicalization process. taking down jihadist recruiters, don't get me wrong if someone is insighting violence, they inciting
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violence. >> but for others the plans threat to further divide british soat. neave barker, al jazeera london. >> the vatican has officially recognized the palestinian state state. begins official diplomatic recognition, palestinian authority's mahmoud abbas is set to visit the vatican. the world health organization says an extra 10 million people could die in the next 35 years. health experts are trying to convince drug companies to invest in developing more effective medications. nadim baba splaifns.
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explains. >> a in superstrain is spreading throughout the world as more and more strains become drug resistant it's worrying experts. we're heading to what we call a postantibiotic era they have lisa starkalso raised the prospect of tuberculosis becoming a danger once again. now a u.k. initiative wants drug companies to invest $2 billion in more effective medicines. money would come from governments worldwide costing up to $3 billion over -- 37 billion over
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ten years. the man heading the project insists that ignoring the problem will be more expensive. >> if we're not going to invest in these issues, it's going to cause world gdp to be 100 trillion trillion, less. as a person who has considered risk versus reward for most of my life, $ $37 billion is really nothing. the more the drugs are used the more the bacteria become resistant. but overprecipitation by doctors isoverprescription by doctorsis not problem. factory farm animals to produce meat faster and cheaper working
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on the demand side id rather rather than the supply. >> to ensure that we make very best use of the antibiotics that we use. >> according to the w.h.o three quarters of the countries have no plan to deal with growing problem of antibiotics. nadim baba, al jazeera london. >> cannes festival has begun charlie angela is there. >> flash bulbs,.film festivals is what this area does best. the excitement reaches fever pitch. the stars walking up the red carpet will soon be setting down to very different films than
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what usually opens this film festival. tonight it will be a gritty french drama when noirm they normally have a hollywood blockbuster. as the first female to open the festival in 30 years. >> it so happens i'm woman but i'm honored by the selection of the film, not at all by the fact that i'm given this prestigious spot, given normally to a man not a woman. >> it is our mission and duty to put new names on the map of world cinema. for the rest we have the had a balance between intimate stories and film which are much more involved in terms of political content or social content. we have at a too. >> this festival is also about
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celebrating the big screen. but there is an increasing crossover between cinema and internet and that is threatening the big theatrical releases. >> migration of talent, tv, is very much on film distributors and producers minds. netflix, the way people are consuming video these days, the manufacturers are worried about that. >> over the next two weeks the city of 75,000 swells to 200,000. it feels that all eyes are on what's happening here, but what's happening in cinema will tell us most. charlie angela. al jazeera. >> this painting called afternoon by joan mitchell, went for $8 million.
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andy warhol's was sold for $56.2 million. and $179.4 million was the so-called version o of picasso's painting highest ever for a work of art sold at auction. >> the us is now the world's largest oil and gas producer in part because of what's happening here in north dakota where advances in fracking have unlocked crude oil in the bakken shale formation in the western part of the state. north dakota is now producing more than a million barrels of oil a day. ten years ago there were fewer than 200 oil-producing wells in the bakken. now there are more than 8,000. >> they call it boomtown usa this is where all the money is. it's crazy the amount of money you can make here.