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suarez burundi says he's back in the country a day after a coup. president obama tells gulf countries an agreement with iran is in their interests. tens of thousands march in santiago to demand better education.
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>> rohingya rescued in indonesia, the u.n. warns that time is running out for more stuck at sea burundi's president pierre nkurunziza says he's back in the country. his officers tweeted he'll address the nation on friday. the situation is precarious. the military is divided and gunfire and explosions heard across the capital. malcolm webb reports. >> reporter: the sound of gun fire in bujumbura. the streets are deserted. during the lull people ran for safety, trying to escape the violence. similar scenes play out in other parts of the city, as rival groups of soldiers fight to control. weeks of protests turned into
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gun battles on the streets after a senior military officer announced the dismissal of pierre nkurunziza from office. he is out of the country, but on thursday took to twitter urging burundians to remain calm in the face of this. there has been fighting around the state media compound. the violence drew international concern. >> the secretary-general calls on all parties to exercise calm and restraint. and reminds all burundian leaders of the need to preserve peace and stability from a country that suffered bouts of violence. >> the head of the army said an overthrow fail. it's not clear whether the coup has been successful or not. an independent journalist in bujumbura - we asked him what it
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was like on the streets of the capital. >> it is deserted. my street was held up to an hour and a half ago by government troops. i don't see signs of the shoulders. the barricades remain there. they are gathering evidence to suggest that those thwart the president that loyalalist troops seem to have gained the upper hand. i can't vouch for all of those details. it seemed to be eachly matched, with different positions entrenched. the p.r. war appears to be won by those loyal to the president. those who are sympathetic, not necessarily participating, and the attempted cout de tar, would like to see it certainly. it's a step forward in honour of the peace accords, and want to
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see foundations for a stable peaceful country moving forward. it's worth noting that there is widespread support for the president, especially in areas making up the rural areas of the country. >> president obama reassured golf nations that a security deal in iran won't change matters this is the second time a president rolled out camp david for world leaders, and an attempt to sent the message. his goal to convince them of a deal with iran it's a good thing. they don't need to worry. >> i'm re afirearming our iron glad agreement with our gulf partners.
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the united states is prepared to work with g.c.c. members states to deter and confront. >> reporter: many of the countries made it clear that it would have more money. a top aid admitted it was a possibility yip. >> we believe that what we would expect to see is a prioritisition of economic situation with respect to sanctions relief. that doesn't mean there isn't some revenue. at the end of the meeting the emir of qatar expressed optimism about a deal. >> i am here to see that the g.c.c. who welcomed the agreement and we hope at the same time it will be a key factor for stability in the region. >> the foreign minister for saudi arabia was less enthusiastic. it would be too early to judge
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what we accept or don't accept. >> the foreign minister went on to say it wasn't an investigation, but g.c.c. countries were looking for a defense treaty and better weapons. it will speed up the process, they define what it will be fut will help them build a missile defense shield. will it be enough. >> i think they'll go away with continuing doubts about the nuclear agreement and continuing doubts about what he's willing to do to help him face iran-backed millishitias on the ground. >> they promise to met again to make sure these are not just words, but promises made have been kept in places that are anything but.
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>> the leader of the islamic state has released an audio message urging muslims to join his group. if squirmed, it would be the first message since reports that he was injured in an air trak in march. the face appears to be abu bakr al-baghdadi, but it is yet to be verified yemen's government in exile in saudi arabia recalled its ambassador from iran blame tehran from interfering in domestic affairs. >> a shaky ceasefire has been in place since tuesday. from the saudi capital hashem ahelbarra reports. >> reporter: these are the streets of yemen's capital sanaa. there's a ceasefire in place. and an opportunity for yemenis to be confined to their homes for weeks, to go out and buy food. >> translation: thank god for the truce.
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we hope those abroad can return, and people can move to provide food, fuel and other things. >> across the border, here in the united nations special envoy has wrapped up his first visit. he faces a delicate task of urging all sides to stop fighting. >> across the border, here in the saudi capital riyadh, yemen's government in exile has set up an agency to distribute aid across the country. but it's a government that has almost no power on the ground. nadia is the minister of a political it's course is what . >> we are in a truce of a talk. we hope to talk. a political discourse is what we
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are looking for . but that means that the houthis have to surrender their - at least the heavy arms, allow the government to do its job, and refrain from taking action. violent crimes against humanity. >> reporter: yemen's government is led by president abd-rabbu mansour hadi. and the vice president. they were forced out of power when the houthis took obvious the capital. the government is hoping to return as soon as fighting comes to an end. for the time being they say the houthis and former president should face trial. >> there has been systematic crimes against humanity committed by houthis. organised arm units intentionally target home owners, refugees fleeing homes in a boat. it's a crime. >> reporter: reconciliation may be a long way off, weeks of fighting deepened the divide between the countries. yemen's main political factions
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are expected to met in riyadh in the coming days to form a new alliance against the houthis and forces loyal to president ali abdullah saleh. they hope to build international support for the new alliance, but is likely to run the country in the future the u.s. has announced that it will host cuban officials next week for another round of talks and re-establishing diplomatic ties. the u.s. says that it hopes the embassy will help promote the interest on the island and increase engagement. talks will be the first. it's state sponsors of terrorism. thousands of student protested against education policies. they want education to be free for everywhere in the capital.
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police used water canon against students. >> reporter: the battle was resumed between police and students calling for change. they had seen several clashes. we are demanding that education be taken from the municipalities, and that it was taken from the government, so funding was done in a direct way. they ensured the funding at the beginning of the year. several demonstrators were arrested, many are injured. police opened fire about tear gas and water canon, student groups have been saying that the majority of people received poor quality education over wealthy elites and children, who send their children to private schools. michelle bachelet admitted
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earlier this week that education was a major issue that the government had not tackled. she ordered a reshuffle. replacing nine ministers. the protesters say they have been waiting long enough for reform to the system. they want action now. there's more to come here on al jazeera - including... police in peru caught up in growing protests against a mining project. also ahead ... >> i'm in kathmandu, after the earthquake, buildings such as this are a threat to people living around them.
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hello once again, you are watching al jazeera. burundi's president says he's back in the country following a coup by the army. officers will address the situation on friday. the situation is precare yourks the military is divided and gun fire and explosions hurt across the capital. >> iran's nuclear activities have been top of the agenda at camp david in maryland. president obama sought to reassures gulf nations that a nuclear deal with iran have in their security interests. >> 150,000 students and teachers have been marching demanding
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free education. in southern peru protesters faced off with the police against the construction of a mine, saying it will contaminate their land and water. elsewhere many similar conflicts are unresolved. >> reporter: the people here are not only objectioning to the mine. the major arrived. he is against the conga gold mining project. last year it was suspended. >> the deposit wanted to impose their position. with the social movements around the country, and now and here what we want to show is we want to change the rules. >> peru's people's gender says
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there's 149 social conflict. people protest because they want to protect the environment and want another approach. people say what they want from the government and the company is a relationship of respect. what they mean by that they want to know the dimensions of the projects, the decisions taken along the way, but more than anything they want to see the benefits of the investments and don't want to be lied to. this man left a mining town in the high lands, because the mining company affected their future. >> the town began to disappearing as the town advanced. first the hospital. they promised to rebuild. they built a tiny one. then the university closed. now i don't want to land to disagree. >> mining is essential. it's one half of exports.
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by law the government must bring 10% of fining proceeds to the communities. people hardly see the benefits impact their lives. protesters are fighting the project. which would invest $1.3 billion. a project suspended last year froze a 4.5 billion investment. the government is repeating mistakes. there won't be dialogue, because continues have been lost. now there is dead people wounded. there are deep social and human issues. and people will not just turn the page. tensions must be reduced. >> analysts say the government failed to create institutions regulating great investments and poor communities, and they say gaining the people's trust in this community could take years.
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emergency teams in columbia say they have recovered two bodies from a pine. in the north-western town it was flooded trapping the many rescue areas say there's little hope they'll make it out. families are waiting to see if survivors are found. the brazilian health minister says the country is facing a dengue fever epidemic. they were nearly 746 cases of the virus on january 1st. 367 case for every 100,000 residents. the fines and epidemic as 300 cases. british naval ship has hundreds of asylum seekers stranded in the mediterranean sea. hmas bull work brought around
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617 people. migrants who are 64 qums when the navy was alerted to discretion. there's a growing migrant crisis. thousands of rohingya have been fleeing myanmar and bang. in the hopes of making it to malaysia. many end up back in indonesia. >> reporter: this 10-year-old and 8-year-old sister spent two months on a boat. they hoped to reach malaysia, where their father fled after violence in myanmar. they say they had to pay smugglers after soldiers arrested their mother. >> translation: the boat had no fuel, we ran out of food. everyone was praying and crying to find a stretch of land. >> reporter: the land was indonesia. they survived the journey, tears are flowing.
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many are suffering from illnesses and they are worried about those left behind, and those out there at sea. >> translation: please can someone in the world give us our human rights. our families are in myanmar. we have no information, we are very worried. >> reporter: the asylum seekers tell us they left with 7 boats one had to be toed after it ran out of fuel. that boat and three others are still missing. the u.n. high commissioner said they were among thousands of rohingya refugees facing dangerous conditions. they are exhausted and many are ill. they are happy to be alive. meaning rohingya and bangladeshies made it ashore. the fate of the others is unknown, and time is running out for the international community to rescue them. >> the government of malaysia and indonesia say they'll send
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away boats with rohingya. the u.n.h.c.r. is making a plea for countries to help. >> the time has passed. from what we understand, reports we are getting, the people are in desperate situations. bad health conditions, we understand many died at sea already. there's no time to waste. we call on the international community to really get out there and find these people and bring them assure somewhere. >> the asylum seekers will most likely spend months if not years in indonesia. so far hardly any have been accepted by countries, not even those signing the un convention for refugees. it could be a long time before mohammed and his sister will be reunited with their father the indonesia representative for the united nations high commission for refugees says governments must work together
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to help migrants who are stranded. >> right now the important thing is that there are people out at sea, and there are believed to be thousands in need of help. what we need right now is not to point fingers but to have governments come together not to shun the responsibilities but to share to set up an effective search and rescue to bring the people to land so they can be helped. we are moeping that the governments will come together to save lives. these are people that are in desperate need they are abandoned in the middle of the straits, in the sea. thousands of them in desperate need of help and the first step to to bring them that help. bring them to a safe place,
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where their needs can be addressed, and we can working together, help to ensure that they are provided for as needs be. >> after shocks continue to rattle nepaling following the quake this week that killed over 110 people happening almost three weeks after the earthquakes that killed more than 8,000 people. the quakes left behind a potential killer even after the earthquake kathmandu looks serene. when you look closer the cracks appear. this large apartment complex was evacuated during the earthquake, it's a threat to those living in its shadow. >> very dangerous. it's like sounds like irritable sounds. >> this man and his family lived here for 30 years. the building he says is more
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frightening than the earthquake. it swing like you know it's like a tree. maybe the windfall down you know. >> reporter: next door the local buper tells us he was too afraid to reopen for business following the earthquake. after three weeks with no income, he had no choice. >> we were worried because the building may fall down on us, because we had no choice. >> these people feared another aftershock could bring this crashing down. >> up the road municipal teams carry out inspections. there's a lot of bad news. >> i recommended this is an unsafe building. >> reporter: there was good news for those afraid to enter their homes. building superiors say it's okay. for those whose homes are safe,
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the risk remains. the building is not just a reminder of the quake, it's a disaster in itself. if respect to collapse it could devastate the neighbourhood. the apartment complex has been declared off limits. neighbours say it should not have been declared in the first place. while corruption is an open secret. there is no proof that the high-rise building in ruins represents a threat to the restauranting community. and says the government is too busy to address the problem. the tres is too much for him and his family forcing him to leave his childhood home. for now, with uncertainty looming over their heads, they can do little else jed bush the brother of
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former u.s. president george w. bush came out against the invasion of iraq. the former republican governor of florida says if he knew then what he knows know, he would not have supported the invasion. he is expected to run as president in 2016 one of germany's most inspiring architects specialised in buildings that are light and open. he died two months ago. as dominic kane reports, his legacy is honoured with ark it can tur. >> reporter: it is a by-word for post german architecture designed to show the world that the country abandoned total airism. the tent-like roof of the glars and field. it was a small group of architects and engineers.
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notably this man - he was architectural loomanary. he was a long-time forehand and colleague, he explained the vasion this drove his friend on. >> nature was the guiding principle in his life. nature and the consequence of mutation is improving itself so in the end construction emerged that needed no improvement any more. >> the phrase form finding has been used to describe otto's architectural vision one of the first works was this - the west germany pavillion, prayed for its blend of likeness and strength. >> translation: he did pioneering work with the lightweight structures continuing to influence the architecture in the '60s, '70s,
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and '80s where it was turned to surface, instead of hiding it. it would have been unthinkable. >> this man studied in the 1960s. he went on to spend decades in the middle east implementing what he learnt. this animation from the website demonstrates how the marriage of european architect tour and islamic influence can combine in a setting. >> i have taken from him is accepting for architecture, a scientific nod of working. scientific in so far that whatever you do, you study, and you put it in a rational context. and see what comes out from it rather than inventing something and making it fit. >> it's more than 40 years since the stadium was designed. it's in use today, regularly, for all sorts of events. it has come to see as defining
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