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go go >> this is aljazeera america. >> hello welcome to another news hour from doha. our top stories: >> fierce fighting in iraq's large evident province with isil taking control of government headquarters in the provincial capitol, rimadi. >> a boat full of migrants stranded off thailand with no country willing to take them in. >> three generals arrested in burundi and the president says he's back independent country after a failed coup attempt.
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♪ the king of the blues bb king has died. >> we begin this news hour in iraq where army helicopters are targeting isil, who seized a compound containing local government headquarters in rimadi, the capitol of anbar. isil fighters burned down the police station in the compound. government troops still have control of two districts in the city though. people there have been fleeing their homes due to the fighting. activists who shot these images say isil fighters are searching the town for anyone who helped the army fight against them. let's go live now to iraq's capitol, baghdad. what's the latest you're hearing from rimadi? >> well, this is really a major
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blow to the government. a military setback what we understand from people on the ground as well as officials is that the islamic state of iraq and the levant has managed to penetrate inside the compound, a compound housing government buildings. really, the symbols of the state are now in the hands of isil. yes, you mentioned that they do, the government does control a number of neighborhoods, but people are worried that the city has fallen. this is what the people have ramadi have been telling us. it was a very fierce assault. we understand that isil used six suicide bombers to penetrate inside the compound. a lot of heavy weapons and people trapped in the middle of this fierce battle, so for the time being the government compound is in the hands of isil. >> this begs the question what now for the iraq government. >> the government has face add lot of criticism and number of
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members of the provincial council in anbar as well as sunni tribal leaders have warned this would happen. they have been asking the government to send in military reinforcements and weapons telling the government you need to arm us. you need to arm the local tribes. the government has been reluctant to do that. they don't trust the sunni tribes in abbar. government officials believe some work with isil, the weapons could end up in the hands which isil. while regular armed forces are very weak, the only option the government has i also to use the iranian backed shia militias. if they are deployed in anbar this will backfire, creating sectarian tensions. we have spoken to people in rimadi and anbar and they say we do not want these militias to enter the city, we've seen the looting, burning of houses, accused of human rights abuses. the government is in a very difficult situation. isil really can't claim to
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control the government buildings in the capitol of the sunni heartland. >> let's bring in the spokesman for anbar's governor, on the line from rimadi. what can you tell us about the situation in the city right now? >> well--many attacks surrounding rimadi especially from the north front. in the morning many suicide car bombers were able to penetrate ramadi, reach the center of rimadi, which are governmental compound and attack the leadership headquarter of police, local police in rimadi.
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that leaded to withdrawal of all the leadership and officers. the fighters--we are getting news after the airstrikes -- now withdraw from the individuals of isil and troops able to follow them -- >> what is happening to the people who have been displaced by the fighting, do you know? >> a lot of them have kept inside, many of them crossed the bring to the north area next to the operational compound, and
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also families have -- >> why was isil able to mount this attack with such success? were you not prepared for an assault such as this? >> well, for months, we have been complaining and telling the security ministries and prime ministers there each part of the forces there working along with its own leadership, there's no coordination. there's no -- by planning or training. we all need western solutions. for such a massacre to reach the center of rimadi -- support from
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the division forces, we can only stop collapsing for a while and they will lead the fighters with their own shortage of ammunition and weapons and also good leadership. >> thanks for being with us. that's the spokesman for the anbar province. >> more than 1600 migrants, rohingya muslims and bangladeshis have landed. some of being forced back into international waters. the thai navy have dropped parcels but pushed them away
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from thailand's southern coast. in indonesia, 800 rohingya migrants were rescued after being pushed back by the navy. at least 100 people died due to fighting over food and water. rights groups are calling for urgent rescue efforts for the thousands stranded right now on traffickers' boats. we have three correspondents tackling this story for us. one is in myanmar's large evident city, one in indonesia. first let's hear from veronica in bangkok. >> this is not a rescue. the thai navy found this boat filled with 380 men women and children from western myanmar and bangladesh. the people onboard say the traffickers captain escaped and they ran out of water 12 days
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ago. >> the people are starving and suffering diarrhea and dying from it, because we don't have food or clean water nothing to keep us alive. two more people over there are dying from starvation. yesterday, one man jumped off the boat and drowned because he went crazy. at least 10 people have jumped ship. one died while others made it to nearby fishing boats. >> i don't have anything left and they killed my mother and relatives. the people in the village said they were going to malaysia, so i made the decision to follow them. >> fishing boats pulled up alongside the boat to provide water and a sack of rice. it was a thai fisherman to reported the boat to the thai navy. the navy was trying to trace a phone signal from a passenger to a migration monitor. >> it's absolutely not enough. what should be done is thinking first and foremost about saving
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lives. don't think yet about what you are going to do with the people. save the lives first give medical care, proper treatment and then you can take the next step. >> many onboard wanted to go to malaysia where their family members are. the thai navy spent the night fixing the boat engine, then left everyone go. there may be as many as 8,000 migrants in these seas, but with every government in the region denying permission to land, they are just going nowhere slowly. al jazeera bangkok. >> let's hear from indonesia speaking with migrants rescued by fisherman. >> these peeping have been at sea three months and totally exhausted and many are very, very ill like this man. many are injured because a big riot has happened at sea on the boat after they were rejected by the crimean navy at first and then the malaysian navy.
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there was a riot about food. fighting broke out between the bangladeshi's and rohingyas. they have injuries with knives and hammers. both groups, the bangladeshis and rohingyas say 100 have been killed during the fight. nobody can confirm the figures. they say more people, more boats are still in indonesian waters now. the fishermen who rescued them are now being questioned by police, because the crimean navy said we are not going to accept any of these boats and the fisherman defied these orders. the crimean authorities are now helping these people to get well get treatment and the international organizations, the unhr and inn have yet to arrive here. >> many migrants say they are
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from myanmar but the government there doesn't recognize them. we have been speaking to myanmar's presidential spokesman. >> human rights group said it is the government's pols of discrimination against the rohingya that is driving them away. regional meetings, they shy from discussing the treatment of the rohingya. that is changing, with malaysian officials saying myanmar is the source of the problem and has to do more to address the issue within its borders. this is what myanmar's presidential spokesman and minister of information said in replay. >> all the people claim they are coming from myanmar. until we make the -- we conduct the process we cannot say all these people are coming from
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myanmar. it is a huge trafficking problem. >> the minister says he can't confirm whether or not myanmar officials will attend a regional conference to be held later this month to discuss the problems of human trafficking and the migrant crisis. in the meantime, thousands are left with little food or water while countries debate on who's job it is to save them. >> in europe, a baby is among 300 migrants to arrive in italy. the german navy rescued them at sea around 800 kilometers east of tripoli. the navy is looking for a second migrant ship. almost 3,600 asylum seekers have been rescued from boats sailing from africa to europe over the past 48 hours alone. >> three generals who tried to launch a coup against burundi president have reportedly been arrested. it happened after coup members admitted that the takeover attempt had failed. according to a presidential
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spokesman, the coup leader is still on the run. let's take you live now to the capitol of burundi. malcolm webb is there. malcolm, is the president in control of the country? what do we know about his whereabouts? >> it certainly looks like that now. we've just heard that he's actually come from his hometown which is one or two hours drive from here. there's government soldiers and policemen loyalists around the city, around key buildings so it does look like a coupe failed. people have been waiting for hours for them to make a speech on the national t.v. and radio the state owned t.v. and radio the only broadcaster left in the country after the broadcasters were targeted and bombed and burned in the last couple of days of violence. there hasn't been word from him so people awaiting from that and wondering what he has to say. >> what is the situation on the
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streets now? we heard earlier that demonstrators were out again. >> that's right. then started protesting the end of last month and they were protesting up until two days ago, when the coup happened and when they heard that the coup had failed today we heard something went out on the street, started trying to make road blocks again but they were very quickly shot up by police. they had to run away. we've spoken to activists behind the protests. they'll resume on monday, the protests against the president's bid for a third term. they don't want him to run. they say it's against the constitution and the peace deal that end the burundi's civil war that says two terms. they expect a more ruthless and violent response following the coup. the government said the people involved in the coup will face justice, have fair trials, but activists now are running into
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hiding, trying to flee the country or hiding in foreign embassies. they expect much more violent and ruthless response from the government against these anti-government protests. >> you you say that the people arrested that the coup leaders will get a fair trial. what will happen to them after that? >> we don't know. we spoke to a lawyer, because they were arrested by police. that means they have to go to a civilian court and the maximum penalty they could get there is life imprisonment. however, a lot of people think that the government might try and do something more violent or ruthless than this. the government said it will pursue justice but a lot of people now including activists organizing the protests fear for their lives and have gone into hiding. >> aden russell is an assistant
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previous off a of international history in geneva. he explained why the return of the president won't suppress those calls for change in burundi. >> the protests, the criticisms will certainly not go away. the degree to which the ruling party has looked to try and push its support to try and demonstrate support across the country can be taken as a realization that the criticisms have come from within his party and the fact that the coup has failed will not dampen down the calls for change. the question is whether these calls for change will find a means of expression that can feed into the political process that is now under control of the president. >> still to come on the program we'll meet the 60s of syria's war as the humanitarian situation in many areas of the
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country worsens. >> brazil's health minister finally confirms that there is a dengue fever epidemic. >> is it game on or off in that the latest on zimbabwe's tour of pakistan, later in sport. >> the united nations warns that critical supplies around reaching civilians in yemen and hospitals could soon run out of fuel for generators, despite a five day ceasefire between saudi-led forces and houthi rebels which began tuesday. we have more from riyadh. >> international aid agencies are frustrated and concerned because they haven't been able to get to most of the areas inside yemen because of safety considerations. they would like to see the ceasefire extended for a longer period to be able to travel to
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aden saada and many areas and assess the needs of the population. the united nations has described the situation the humanitarian situation in yemen as catastrophic and said he would like to see the parties respect the ceasefire. the saudis accused the houthis of violating the ceasefire. the houthises are hitting back, saying the saudi-led coalition also has violated the ceasefire. the international community is hoping to convince saudis and the different yemeni factions to extend the ceasefire to pave the way for political talks but also to address the worsening humanitarian situation of the country. >> the syrian opposition has raised concerns about talks currently held in geneva about the war in the country.
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the political leadership in exile told the u.n. envoy that his attempts to include iran and other allies of bashar al assad won't be helpful for peace. meanwhile, many people in rebel-controlled areas continue to suffer due to the fighting. we have this report. >> for many syrian children, this is the only way to find something to eat. some parents help them rum imagine through the garbage not far from damascus. her kitchen has looked like this for months. she said she struggles every day to feed her children. >> what can we do? we don't have fuel, neither electricity, food, we don't have it. >> that's not what you see on syrian state t.v. it looks like everything is under control. in the segment happy children are seen preparing for exams. there is no mention of the war that has killed more than
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200,000 people and continues to add to the people who need humanitarian assistance. in 2013, people in this besieged town agreed to a truce of government forces in exchange for badly needed food aid. rebels say soldiers control everything. the assad government has allowed the distribution of food, but not enough to feed everyone. >> praise and thanks be to god. we pray to send us food to feed our little children, anything, even bread. >> in geneva, there's another round of talks in which the u.n. envoy is trying to bring all sides to the table but the armed groups are not attending and insist president bashar al assad cannot be part of any solution. the syrian opposition in exile is not happy over the inclusion of iran.
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activists raise the flags of the revolution during a visit by state media. this man was asked about his school. he told how his school was destroyed by the fire of assad's forces. as all sides continue to be right, more neighborhoods continue to be reduced to piles of rubble. >> a lebanese t.v. station leaked a secret video recording of a former minister admitting that bashar al assad knew about a plot to attack lebanon. the minister was close to the syrian regime and the lebanese shia group hezbollah. we have this report from beirut. >> an extraordinary twist and a damning leak which reveals part of syria's role in lebanon. this video from a hidden camera shows a former lebanese minister talking to an in former.
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>> the leak as far assed after a
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military court sentenced him to four and a half years in prison. he insisted he was set up and misled. his lawyer argued the crime never took place. the prosecutor charged him of collaborating with the head of the syrian intelligence. the plan was to start a wave of bombings and sass nations against politicians and religious leaders inside lebanon. because he's already spent time in jail, he could released in less than a year. the ruling angered many in lebanon and analysts warned it could familiar a huge impact and threaten the fragile stability of the country. >> the impact is huge, because the lebanese society is a sectarian society. the leaks show that some of the sunni m.p.'s were targeted.
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this leaves deep impact on the sunni community in lebanon and it stirred sectarian tensions in the region, which is inflamed by this sectarian war. >> the verdict triggered debate among political groups over the independence of the military court. the case has brought syria's role in lebanon back into the spotlight. syria had forces in lebanon for 29 years just after the start of the country's civil war in 1975. many considered it as the real ruler of lebanon. it was accused of carrying out bombings and assassinations, but in 2005, syria bowed to international pressure and withdrew after the assassination of prime minister. the marsh 14 block which is led by former prime minister assad said syria's meddling into lebanon never ended and said the
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verdict is a farce. >> it is neither new nor surprising to people here but is the first time evidence has emerged showing syria's direct involvement. along with hezbollah's involvement becoming more obvious, this will make the situation more complicated. >> israeli security forces have fired tear gas at protests. they are commemorating the displacement after the forming of the state of israel. >> the el niño effect is strengthening, causing problems around the world.
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our meteorologist is here to explain. rob. >> let's go straight to the map and roughly talk about it. it's the movement. warmest waters, surface waters around the pacific in particular that tends to take the rain with it. at this moment when we've got a weak el niño, the warmth is off the coast of california, increasing the rain. this could be a big advantage. this place has had a 10 year drought. 48.1 millimeters of rain fell in san diego. it's not supposed to rain issue san diego but this is the result, obviously a bit of flooding was the result. that is maybe the down side. the up side is it has caused rain snow in the mountains. equally, this is all helpful stuff, because we want snow back and want some of the rain.
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that's the current setup. that low sits over the rocky mountains. cold front ahead of it gives you bright top clouds. that's where you might get tornadic storms eventually form. not good news for texas all over texas, they have suffered heavy rain. over the weekend i suspect there will be more. many of the states. u.s. are going to experience rain, but none will be happier than california. >> we are approaching the midway point on the news hour. still to come, rescuers struggle to reach miner's trapped in an unlicensed mine. >> how these players were pepper sprayed by rival fans in a bitter encounter. we will have the details in sport in 20 minutes.
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>> this is the news hour from al jazeera in doha. our top stories iraqi army helicopters are targeting isil who seeds a compound containing local government headquarters in rimadi in anbar province. isil fighters burnt down a police station in that compound. >> the rohingya community in malaysia asked southeast asia countries to help those stranded in boats off malaysia and thailand's coast. governments in the region haven't loud them to land and forced their boats back into international waters. >> a burundi president is back
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in the capitol after the military coup against him failed. three generals who were behind the takeover attempt have been arrested. >> the united nations refugee agency said more than 100 those people have fled to neighboring countries since unrest began in burundi in april. let's speak live to the communications officer in geneva. where are these people going and how are they getting there? >> we have seen a steady increase of people moving, currently most people are going to rwanda and tanzania. tanzania we've seen a shortstop increase and we have more than 70,000 people right now and there are some 26,000 people in rwanda and 20,000 in the democraticdemocratic republic of congo.
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>> is their help for the people to escape. >> we have programs in the neighboring country. we are quickly moving people from a village where about 50,000 refugees are stranded now. i'm talking now on the tanzania side of the border. we are moving people as quickly as we can with ferries and a mountain track so that people can leave and we are moving them to a refugee camp where they can receive proper assistance, health care and other attention. >> that's quite a difficult operation, isn't it? there's only one ferry that you're able to use at the moment, possibly another coming into service that can't be used at night. >> exactly. the current ferry that we're using can only transport up to 600 people. i understand it's over 100 years
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old, so it's a difficult process, but it's really a priority to move these people, because there is very little in that village and their local health services are overwhelmed so we're trying with a second bolt to move people as quickly as possible. >> once in these camps, they've been through a traumatic experience fleeing the violence the uncertainty back at home in burundi. how are you able to take care of them? >> that is a big concern. the trauma that people have suffered on the way. there are reports of people being stopped inside burundi at road blocks, and that are militias and other armed groups threatening them, which makes it difficult for them to leave the country. the few people that have been able to leave recently and
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particularly to rwanda are having -- telling us their stories and we're giving them medical care and also counseling, but of course that is a long-term pros and their biggest worry is for family members who have remained inside burundi. >> thank you for talking to us. >> iran's nuclear program topped the agenda at the summit between gulf leaders and the pot in camp david in maryland. white house correspondent reports. >> this is only the second time the president has rolled out camp david for world leaders an attempt to send a message to the g.c.c. that they matter to the united states. his goal here to convince them a potential deal with iran over its nuclear program is a good
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thing and they don't need to worry. >> i am reaffirming the ironclad commitment to our gulf partners. the united states is prepared to work jointly with g.c.c. member states to deter and confront an external threat to any g.c.c. states. >> countries are more worried by lifting sanctions iran will have more money to support the groups it is believed to be helping yemen in syria. one of the president's top aides admitted that is a possibility. >> what we would expect to see is a prioritization of iran's economic situation with respect to sanctions relief. that doesn't mean there won't be some ref newspaper used for iran's security purposes. >> at the end of the meeting the emir of qatar expressed optimism about a nuclear deal. >> i am here to say that the g.c.c. welcomes this agreement and we hope at the same time that this will be a key factor
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for stability in the region. >> the foreign minister of saudi arabia was less enthusiastic. >> it would be too early to prejudge whether or not what we accept, what we don't accept, because we haven't seen the final detail yet. i think it's still being negotiated. >> the foreign minister went on tolls that this wasn't a negotiation but widely believe the g.c.c. countries were looking for a defense treaty, a better weapon. it will speed up the pros of selling weapons, they do say they will help them build a missile defense shield. >> will it be enough? >> i think they'll probably go away with continuing doubts about the nuclear agreement and continuing doubts about what he is willing to do to help them face iranian-backed militias on the ground in the arab world. >> thank you very much, everybody. >> they promised to meet again next year to make sure these are not just words but that the
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promises made in this serene setting has been kept in the places that are anything but. patty calhane married. >> the wreck acknowledge of a u.s. helicopter has been found in nepal. it disappeared delivering aid on tuesday following a second major earthquake in the country. a u.s. military spokesman said there are unlikely to be survivors. around 400 nepal soldiers were deployed in the search. >> government officials in nepal are forced to work in tents after those two massive earthquakes damaged a building that housed several ministries. 110 people died after the quake which killed more than 8,000 people. >> these army tents are home to some of nepal's government after april's major earth quake. the government was scrambling to
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respond but still able to royalty out of some of their offices. after the major after shock on may 12 many workers are afraid to go inside their own building. >> we have to fails a lot of pressure from the people. the nepal people have to feel that the government still exists. we'll fix the buildings as soon as possible. >> the total extent of the badge or whether or not it's still safe is unclear as damage assessment teams are assessing people's homes and other buildings. with the monsoon rain fast approaching and the threat of more after shocks looming many in nepal's bureaucracy wonder where the government will operate in the near future. >> fort three years ago the united states handed back to japan the southern islands of oak now with a.
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we have this report. >> scattered around a garden, frozen moments charting the violent history of okinawa world war ii and land seizures that happened after the u.s. took over. >> they called us spies. if we used our own language, we had to wear something called a disgrace tag. it's our culture. >> the islands were handed back to japan in 1972, but even now one island is occupied by u.s. bases. private family tombs serve as reminders of what was lost. many put the responsibility for this loss of land not just on the u.s. military, but also on japan. some feel the time has come to break ties with both washington and tokyo. leading activists charting a
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group to independence for okinawa. a 2011 poll suggested 27% wanted greater autonomy or independence. support that grown since. >> two, three years ago independence was like big dream but now it's getting nearest realistic. >> there's a fear that u.s. and japanese influence could be replaced by china's. in a university office, something rare enough for the students involved to ask us not to use their real names, a discussion about the heroism and grace of japanese soldiers in world war ii, most here support independence. >> since joining this group i've realized you have to think about japan's national security and its evident that okinawa is
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geographically very important. >> a long time defender of the distinct culture this man has little time for independent activists or nationalists. >> i don't think like that. okinawa is part of japan and it can also be a place where people around the world can find some kind of feeling that they miss, reach their hearts. i hope it's going to be everybody's okinawa. >> if he's not fighting for territory, he is fighting for language, the key he believes to warm the heart of the okinawa identity so the next generation can truly call themselves okinawan. >> brazil's government confirmed
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a dengue fever epidemic. 200 people have died. we have this report. >> another busy day at a health clinic in brazil. most of the people seeking treatment have the same symptoms high fever nausea, joint and muscle pain. they've contracted dengue fever a mosquito born tropical disease. for months, local media called it an epidemic. now the government agrees. >> a term we use for looking for a parameter of the dengue fever epidemic, we're at 307.8 therefore can technically confirm that we are seeing an epidemic. >> the health ministry blames the spread partly on a severe drought creating breeding grounds for mosquitoes wherever
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water is stagnant. many point at the government, sake it's not investing enough in the public health care system. >> i came here last night but it was really bad. there were so many people, i finally gave up waiting. >> from january to april 18 this year brazil registered 746,000 cases of dengue fever lower that that in 2013 when this were 1.4 million confirmed cases. the brazilian government believes the outbreak reached its peak and the weather is becoming less favorable for the mosquitoes. it is working on a vaccine. until that happens its strongest weapon is prevention. al jazeera. >> protestors in southern peru fought with police for a second day.
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they are against the construction of a billion dollar copper mine they say will contaminate their land and water. 16 were injured, nine detained by police. >> emergency teams in colombia recovered four bodies from an unlicensed mine that flooded. 16 workers were trapped in the mine. we have this report. >> after two days of frantic searching, the first bodies are recovered, but several other miners are still trapped deep inside this gold mine in western colombia. the mine was flooded wednesday morning when a power outage shut off the pumps that kept the water out. one of the last to escape, his brother didn't make it. >> in an instant, i heard an explosion and then there was water, water everywhere. i was the last one out i saw my
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companions drowning. it was every man for himself. >> rescuers tried to pump the water out but more from a nearby river kept flowing in, so workers tried to stop the flow. relatives say they knew their loved ones were taking risks but had no other option. >> i was always afraid, but this i also our livelihood. there's no other work here. i also lived off his work. >> 120 miners died in colombia last year in similar accidents. this mine was operating without the required paperwork. the process to license the mine was started in 2013, but none of the workers had a formal contract and the company couldn't legally dig deep shafts. authorities had never inspected the mine. >> the national mining agency will investigate the mining and work safety conditions. now we must focus on rescuing
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the victims. >> rescue efforts will continue through the night and it may take several days to find owl of the workers but among the family members and colleagues here, there is little hope at this point to find any of them alive. al jazeera colombia. >> thousands of students in chile have been protesting against their government said education policies. they want it free for everyone. we have this report. >> battles resume between police and student demonstrators who have been calling for fundamental change to the education system. we are demanding education come be directly from the government so funding is done in a direct way. we ensure the funding at the start of the year to guarantee public, free and quality education is a reality. >> several demonstrators were
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arrested and many injured after the police opened fire with tear gas and water cannon. student groups have been saying for years that the majority of people received poor quality education while the elite send children to private schools. the penalty admitted earlier this week that education was one of the major issues her government has not tackled adequately. she ordered a radical cabinet reshuffle, replacing nine ministers, but protestors say they have waited long enough for reform to the education system. they want to see action now. al jazeera, buenos aires. >> just ahead another day another crash at indy. we will have that with the rest of the sport when we come back.
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>> hello again time for sport. >> pakistan's chief has been given verbalization that the contradict board gave permission to go ahead next week. it was called off for security concerns. they are set to play two the t20 games, starting the match next friday. they would be the first test playing international silent to tour pakistan since 2009. our correspondent in islamabad
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explains why it's so important for pakistan that this tour goes ahead. >> despite earlier reports that zimbabwe would not visit pakistan because of security considerations, they have enough decided that they will go ahead with this particular trip. it will provide an opportunity for pakistan to prove to the international community that despite the threat of terrorism the deadly attacks at pakistan are still able to hold an international event. the pakistani team will also be now playing in front of home fans and trying to improve their performance after a symbolic performance against a bangladeshi team losing 3-0 in the first ever defeat. the pakistanis hope to improve their standing in the game of cricket. the head of pakistan will improve links and ties between zimbabwe and pakistan and of
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course mean good news for millions of cricket enthusiasts across pakistan. >> football club argentina suspended 10 days after hitting his head during a match. the issue of safety was brought further into the spotlight after ugly scenes in a big game in buenos aires thursday. we have this report. >> for the last 10 days, there have been hope that the 21-year-old who was in a coma after hitting his head against a concrete wall during a fourth division match in argentina would pull through. instead, his tragic death from a freak accident was confirmed thursday. the beautiful game had lost a promising young star. the football community comes to terms with his death while matches across the country have been called off. >> i consulted with several football club penalties and we agreed to reschedule all divisions and that there would
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be no football this weekend. >> concerns have now been raised about the presence of the wall which is only a meter from the sideline designed to keep fans from invading the pitch. the on going issue were crowd cry lens inar jean tina highlighted hours later. one of the biggest rivalries in football had to be stopped at half time. they were playing in the top club competition and four players were taken to hospital after they were attacked with what looked like pepper spray. after delay of an hour which saw the player loose his cool, the match was called off. officials are meeting to decide whether to replay the match or award the tie. the ugly side of argentine
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football has once again been exposed, but is mixed with the tale of tragedy. >> no such problems for another argentine team. beating ecuador it wasn't enough. went through 2-1 on aggregate after winning the opening legs. >> the spanish team will be in the final in warsaw on want 27th of may. the ukrainian beat napoli 2-1 over both legs. >> while winding down in the men's tournament, a woman's team from germany made history winning 2-1 in the women's champions league final to lift the trophy for a record
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fourth time. >> in the nba playoffs, the houston rockets pushed their western conference move to a deciding game seven against the l.a. clippers on sunday. the cleveland cavaliers advanced with a win over the chicago bulls in game six of their trees. lebron james was quiet on the night with 15 points. the cavaliers a wait the winner of the series between washington and atlanta. the hawks lead that 13-2. >> spanish cyclist alberto can't door continues to compete after injury.
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>> >> another crash in indy racing. the 24-year-old's car ended up upside down on the track. he managed to walk away uninjured. there's more sport on our website. check out we've got logs and videos from around the world. that's all the sport for now. >> american blues legend b.b. king has died at his home in los angeles -- in las vegas i'm sorry. he was ate nine. he is credited with bringing pollution into the mainstream and became an icon of the genre. ♪ >> with his fluttering fingers and resonant soulful voice. ♪
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>> bb king's sound is unmistakable. he began by playing on street corners near the plantation in the u.s. state of mississippi where he was born. ♪ >> in a career spanning half a century, he rose to become the king of blues. his name is synonymous with the genre. >> i like to do what i'm doing and would do it for nothing if somebody would pay my bills but they're paying me for something i like to do anyway. >> king rewrote the book of blues. complex string bands inspiring thousands, for many, his music became a sound track for the soul. >> bb king, that's his legends. he's given us his life. he's given us the songs that we cried on, the songs that we've
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suffered through. he's understood our problems, our plights. >> the king always gave his trademark gibson guitars the same name, lucille from an early show where two men got in a fight and started a fire. he ran inside to save his guitar and later found out the scuffle was over a woman. that woman's name was lucille. b.b. king had 15 grammys to his name and in both the blues and rock and roll halls of fame. >> he remained humble. >> i never met a king before, so i'm a bit nervous but also grateful. ♪ >> bb king died in his sleep at age 89. >> today's top stories straight ahead here on al jazeera. see you in a couple of minutes.
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fierce fighting in ike's largest province with isil taking control of government headquarters in the provincial capitol ramadi. ♪ hello this is al jazeera live from doha i'm adrian finighan. a boat full of migrants is stranded off of the coast of thailand with no country willing to take them in. burundi's president pierre nkurunziza is back in the capitol after a failed coup attempt against him. and --