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♪ the thrill is gone ♪ ♪ >> and b.b. king dies age 79. >> highest profile fixture sees the game hitting a new low as players are targeted with pepper spray. >> hello. a key strategic target in iraq has been taken from fighters of the islamic state of iraq and the levant. i.s.i.l. have overrun the regional headquarters in ramadi. that is the capital of iraq's largest province anbar. fighters in the compound, government troops still retain control of two districts in the city. i.s.i.l. renewed their offensive on ramadi in an.
more than 130,000 have fled their homes. zeina khodr has the latest. >> reporter: the symbol of government authority in ramadi is now under control of islamic state of iraq and the levant. ramadi has long been a city that has been fought over. it was also the iraqi government's main stronghold in anbar province. but i.s.i.l. fighters launched an all out assault on friday. they managed to penetrate using suicide bombers. government forces and their local sunni allies were not able to stop i.s.i.l.'s advance. many of them were killed. it is a strategic blow to the authorities who have been losing ground in other areas of the province. the assault on ramadi was part of a large scale attack on government forces on multiple fronts in the province. late thursday i.s.i.l. used 22 suicide bombers to target the
barracks of security norses forces in garma. iraq considers this to be strategic, now i.s.i.l. controls most of the capital of the sunni heart land. people of ramadi were caught in the fighting and the fear is i.s.i.l. will punish those who cooperated with the authorities. council officials are i blaming the central government in baghdad for i.s.i.l.'s major gains. warning that they would make gains if weapons and reenforcements weren't given to forces. but they won't give reenforcements to sunnies because they fear their loyalty.
>> telling ministers each parts working along with its own leadership, no coordination, there is no strengthening to the defense, with the tribal members either by weapon or by even planning or training of yet known solutions. >> reporter: after suffering military set backs in other provinces, i.s.i.l. can now claim a victory weeks after the government proclaimed a victory to recapture the province. zeina khodr baghdad. >> it's being described as ping pong boat loads of refugees, and governments who don't want them. pushing migrants away from thailand's southwestern coast.
800 rohingya migrants, boats were turned away as well. at least 100 people died while fighting for food and water. we have three correspondents on this story. florence louie is in myanmar and step vaessen is in ache province. we begin with veronica pedrows a.pedrosa. >> 380 men women and children from western myanmar and bangladesh. the traffickers escaped and they ran out of rice and water about ten days ago. they say 12 people died during the trip. >> the people are starving and suffering from 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 drown because he went crazy. at least ten have jumped off the ship. some made it to nearby fishing boats. >> i don't have anything left and they killed my mother and my other relatives. they said they were going to malaysia and i made the decision to join them. >> a boat pulled up to provide ethnic rohingya food and rice. the thai navy was also trying to trace a phone signal coming from a passenger to a migration monitoring group. >> really what should be done is thinking first and foremost about how lives can be saiched. don't thinksaved. give them medical care, proper treatment and then you can take the next step. >> many on the boat said they wanted to go to malaysia where
their relatives were. the navy spent the night fixing the engine then let everybody go. there may be as many as 8,000 mieg rabtsmigrants in these seas but denying them permission to land, they are going nowhere slowly, philanthropic pedveronica pedrosa, al jazeera. >> and here is step vaessen. >> many were in the water for hours. they got into trouble after fighting broke out on board between rohingya asigh legal seekers and migrants from bangladesh. they got into a fight with knives and hammers. 12 ever this person's relatives
were killed. >> they said you are rohingya. we are bengali we are going to kill you. >> people on board said the indonesian navy pulled their boat and sent them on their way to malaysia. there they received the same handling from malasian authorities. mobilized as many vessels as they could find to rescue them. having defied navy policy the officials questioned questioned them. this all happened after indonesia and malaysia refused to accept them. the this doesn't getresolved soon many more tragedies will happen. after three months at sea they were very weak, some had serious
injuries. >> give them more money give them more money. we -- we says, i have no money we are poor. our family, they are poor. we are almost them, no money. so they kill us. they save us. we back to bangladesh. they sail us. >> there was great relief and some of them managed to call their families to save their lives. this is the second boat carrying rohingya and bangladeshis that made it to land this week, but international representatives estimate thousands are still stranded at sea. a game of political ping pong between thailand, malaysia and indonesia, a game that is costing people their lives.
step vaessen, al jazeera al jazeera malaysia. >> human rights groups have long held that it is meen myanmar government's.spo policies that is driving so's.policies that aredriving so many away. they shy away from discussing the situation but saying myanmar is the source of the problem and it has to do more to address the issue within its borders. this is what they had to say in reply. >> these other people are claiming they are coming from myanmar this is why we until we make the -- we contact the persons we can't say these people are coming from myanmar.
it is not a refugee problem, it is a human trafficking problem. >> the mint minister says there will be a conference to be held later in the month to discuss the migrant problem, in the meantime thousands are expected to be at sea with few willing to accept them. >> thanks very much for speaking to us. we have a situation here where thousands i think some 25,000 rohingya and bangladeshis are in boats the first half of this year, and according to the u.n that is nearly double the amount from 2014. what do you anticipate might happen if figures continue to rise at the current rate and in the face of what's been described as this human ping pong game between the malasian,
thai and indonesian navies? >> well the crietion is cries crisis is happening, the only nations that can take them in are not taking them in. they have nowhere to go. each kicking them out to the other countries have resigned them to a crisis of dying open on sea. back in burma the underlying crisis is going to continue, the underlying problems, and as long as they are people are going to continue fleeing. >> whatfleeing. >> this is nothing new. historically the rohingya have been discriminated against racially ethnically.
what needs to be done to sort of address their status in ber ma? because they areburma? they are not even recognized as a people, as a government. >> the local government in western burma are extremely hostile to this group. this is a matter of the national government to take this group under their wing and say look, we cannot allow people to be subjected to ethnic cleansing. we may have issues about migration and citizenship but we need to provide security and reconciliation so people aren't killing each other and driving each other out of the country. but so far burma hasn't been series aboutserious about this, have taken this very flippantly and haven't addressed the root causes. >> thousands trapped at sea just to be clear these countries, malaysia, thailand and indonesia have a legal
obligation do they not to help people trapped at sea without food and water but this obligation can't be forced upon them in any way can it? >> that's what we're here for to enforce it, in the sense that they do have obligations and they will be shamed and these deaths will be on their shoulders if they fail to act. it is not just a matter of refugee law none of these countries have signed the applicable refugee convention. it's the matter of the law of the sea, there are obligations on ship captains to go to ships in distress and give them assistance and tow them to show if necessary those obligation have not been met. the thai navy's conduct was absolutely despicable behavior, pushing these unsafe boats overloaded with passengers back
out to sea. >> john shiff, executive director of the asian division at human rights watch. now, burundi's president has addressed the nation for the first time. pierre nkurunziza says his country is at peace and now all borders are open. he thanked his security forces for stopping the coup. the general who led the plot to arrest him has been out out ousted. >> the attempted coup has failed. authorities around key locations announced on the streets some people have tried protesting, tried to make roadblocks. people who have been protesting in the past weeks against pierre
nkurunziza's move to run for another term in office. trying the hide in foreign embassies they are fearing for their lives and expecting a much more violent and ruthless response from the government. the government says those arrested in connection with the coup will face jumptsz and justice and trials. >> coming up. a political storm in lebanon. and politicians need to be fighters to survive but find out why mitt romney is getting into the ring for real. now there have been more violations of the saudi-proposed ceasefire in yemen. in the city of ta'izz, houthi
rebels have killed at least 38 people including nine civilians. suffering from severe shortages because aid agencies unable to deliver supplies. first of eight aircraft have landed in yemen's capital but the u.n. has led on the saudi led coalition to help speed up the delivery of aid. strict details over the deliveries have been deferred. mohamed val has the story. >> more people to be able to deliver to many areas and assess the needs of the united nations on invoice has described the
humanitarian situation in yemen as catastrophic and he said he would like to see the parties respect the ceasefire. now the saudis have accused the houthis are violating the ceasefire, and the houthis say the saudis have also violated the ceasefire. the international community is hoping to convince the saudis and houthis to address the worsening humanitarian situation in the country. >> syrian government has launched a round of air strikes in idlib and aleppo. fuel tank exploat exploded just northeast of aleppo. others were killed in villages surrounding the city.
irbin, suburb of damascus acknowledge several were injured in the shelling and a number of homes destroyed. a lebanese radio station has leaked a video indicating bashar al-assad knew about an attack on aleppo. omar al saleh has the details. >> reporter: an extraordinary leak this video from a hidden camera shows a former lebanese minister talking.
bombings and assassinations against politicians and religious leaders inside lebanon. he was detained in 2012. it was because he has already spent time in jail he could be released in less than a year. the ruling has angered many in lebanon and some analysts warn it could have a huge impact and threatening the fragile stability of the country. >> the impact i mean is huge. because the lebanese society is a multisectarian society. the leak shows that some of the sunni mps were targeted, this leaves a deep impact on the sunni community in lebanon and it stirred sectarian tension in the region, which is inflamed by this sectarian war. diswrr and the >> reporter: and
the verdict has triggered debate. the case has brought syria's war in lebanon into the light. syria had forces in lebanon just before the country's civil war in 1975. many accused it of being the real rule of lebanon accused of carrying out bombings and assassinations. the march 14 block which is led by former prime minister who accuses syria of assassinating his father says syria's meddling in lebanon has never ended. syria's entry into lebanon isn't anything new to people here. as the war in syria continues along with hezbollah's involvement becoming more obvious, this latest development
will only make the situation more complicated. omar al saleh, al jazeera beirut. tear gas at draimentors demonstrators in the west bank. al nakpa day commemorates palestinians following the creation of israel. palestinian president vowed his people would not be moved again. the wreckage of a u.s. marine helicopter has been found in nepal delivering aid on tuesday after a second massive earthquake occurred. 110 people died in this week's after-shock three weeks after 8,000 were killed in the first. fez jamil is in kathmandu.
>> reporter: these green army tents are now home to some of nepal's government. the government was scrambling to respond but still able to operate out of some of their offices but after the major aftershock on may 12th, many ministers and government workers are scared to go inside their own building. >> translator: the nepali people have to feel that the government still exists. we'll fix the buildings as soon as possible. >> reporter: the damage of the buildings is still unclear. as damage assessments are still happening at the capital with the monsoon rains approaching and, many are wondering where the government will operate in the near future. india's prime minister narendra modi and chinese
minister chang have signed agreements. a joint display of yoag yoga and tai chi. they have disputes over the border they share. ambition he of becoming a regional energy power through hydropower. constructing dams in areas prone to landslides have others, worried. robin forrester walker has the story. >> floor to ceiling crack split the building down the middle. >> translator: our land is creeping. landslides are not rare here.
but after the blasting this problem has become much worse. >> reporter: nearby, the hydroelectric dam is under construction. it's one of dozens of new hydro-power projects in georgia. the government believes less than 20% of the country's hydro-power potential has been realized. georgia could become a net energy exporter. hydropower is ripe for development in georgia and this has attracted major development. the ebrd as it's better known has promised that all its investments are contingent on projects being sustainable and living up to the highest environmental standards. especially projects like this. damming and tunneling is taking place in a seismically active zone. i went to see whether where a meadow is beginning to subside.
a local environmentalist pointed to where engineers are blasting a tunnel immediately below. >> the area is prone towards the landslides and it will cause serious consequences and maybe trajs because this is a densely populated area. >> reporter: environmentalists want ebrd to think twice about investing in infrastructure in georgia. but georgia's highest investment backer defends the deal. >> these projects are sensitive and we will undertake detailed engineering and scientific studies in order to reduce their impact. >> reporter: the government says development here is needed.
unless there are benefits, villages will continue to wonder whether the risks are are worth taking. robin forrester walker. al jazeera. workers trapped inside a flooded gold line. honoring a pioneer the man responsible for bringing nature and light into german architecture is officially recognized. and in sport can roger federer stay on track to gain one of the titles that has so far eluded him?
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off the coast of thailand after no country was willing to take it in. the thai navy has dropped food parcels to those on board but pushed the boat off the southeastern coast. pierre nkurunziza says all borders to burundi are open. he made the announcement at the at the capital bujumbura. author of the forthcoming book, i.s.i.l. a short history. fawaz, what does this really reveal about i.s.i.l.'s weaponry, their manpower and capability? >> they are on the offensive in both iraq and syria. they are expanding.
they are not retrenching. the american led coalition has not really been able to i mean puncture a hole in the armor of i.s.i.l. the iraqi security forces are disoriented. they are a major contradiction among the various forces in iraq between the shia militias, between the sunni tribes, between the iraqi government and what i.s.i.l. is doing is exploiting these differences and basically making advances that just in ramadi, in beiji in fallujah and other parts of syria as well, including homs, one of the most important provinces in which assad consolidated his power. >> using it to their advantage fawaz, you mentioned a lot of
factors there, what needs to change in the yearly overrule yoaferl overall strategy? >> what the american and iraqi gofs isgovernments is top down strategy. without a clear localized strategy you need a bottom-up strategy. you need to dislodge i.s.i.l. from within the sunni community. we are going around the question why has i.s.i.l. made advances? it has blended in with sunni communities. we have shied away from the truth, it has been able to find home and refuge to recruit people. last night the leader of i.s.i.l, abu ba carr abu bakar baghdadi,
this was a fight not about the islamic state, it is about the future of muslims sunni muslims, this is strategic message that i.s.i.l. has been able to get across. >> how do you drive a wedge in that loins how do you persuade those that might either be aallied to i.s.i.l. or not fighting against them because they are intimidated by the iraqi government? how do you persuade them that they do have a stake in the national deposit iraq? >> in many ways you have put your finger on the pulse the dialectics. meaning well, the prime minister of iraq has failed to unify. many feel osense of siege and vulnerabilities. there are major differences
between the so-called shia militia and the tribes, the iraqi government hasn't been able to unify and the american government hasn't been able to celebrate the advances of the air strikes. they have done a lot of damage but neither the american led coalition or the iraqi government has been able to pierce the armor. that is why i.s.i.l. has been able to continue advancing. >> thank you. the country is facing a dengue epidemic. more than 200 people have decide. jerald tan reports. >> another busy day at a health clinic at brazil's sao paulo
area. they have caught dengue fever. >> when a city state or country has a dengue ep the demic is when theepidemic we are at367.8 therefore we can technically confirm that we are seeing an epidemic. >> the health ministry's blaming the spread partly on a severe drought that's created borrowing grounds for mosquitoes wherever water is stagnant. but the population complains that the government is not investing enough. >> there were so many people, i
finally gave up waiting. >> reporter: from january to april 18 this year, the brazil government registered 787 cases of dengue, more than dumb last year's but significantly more than 2013, when there was 1.4 million confirmed cases. the brazilian government believes the outbreak has reached its peak, and the environment has become less favorable for the being disease. but the best knowledge is prevention. jerald tan, al jazeera. mine accident likely caused by a power cut which caused pumps to stop working.
on the latest for search of the trapped miners, allesandro, what can you tell us about efforts to retrieve those still trapped inside? >> reporter: well miriam, as you were saying, a fifth body was recovered earlier this morning and that was thanks to more powerful motor pumps that were brought in through night and are really making a difference in starting to push the water out of the tunnels and the very deep vertical shafts where the bodies are. the difference, the situation is more orderly than what we have seen in the past couple of days. the police set up barricades. there is a sense that the situation is under control and they are somewhat moving forward. now, it still may take several days to find all of the bodies,
just because the situation is so complicated inside the mine, there are many different tunnels and there's still a lot of water. and as you can see there's a river right flowing right near the mine, and some of the water is still filtrating inside. it was a very tense night here last night with the workers arguing with many of the gold miners. because they were feeling that things weren't moving fast enough. now 20 of the gold miners are participating in the operation. we have seen a map that they have drawn whether the map of the mine is and where they think the bodies are. however, nobody here really think that anybody is alive in the mine. so there's the feeling that they're only going to continue to find more bodies. >> all right, thank you very much from rio susio in colombia.
blues legend b.b. king has died at his home in los angeles age 89. kim vanel reports. >> with his fluttering fingers and resonant soulful voice. ♪ the therein is gone ♪ >> b.b. 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. ♪ hey everybody ♪ >> and in a career spanning half a century rose to become the king of blues. his name synonymous with the genre itself. >> 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 bends inspiring thousands. for many his music became a sound track for the soul. >> b.b. king, that's his legacy. he's given us his life. he's given us the songs we've cried on, the songs we've suffered through he's understood our problems our plights. >> he gave the trademark gibson guitars the same name: lucille. after a fight b.b. king went in to save his guitars. he later learned the scuffle was the fight over a woman lucille. the king remained humble. >> i've never met a king before.
so i'm a bit nervous. but also, grateful. ♪ so give me one ♪ >> b.b. king died in his sleep age 89. >> i'm joined now from washington, d.c. by the broadcaster bill wax who new knew b.b. king well. you knew him pretty well, you interviewed him on numerous occasions. what was he like? >> b.b. king was the most humble and gracious man i have ever been around or got a chance to meet. and it was true humness humbleness and true graciousness. it wasn't put on for the public. he really believed he was there to thank and pay tribute to
those who loved what he did. >> spending time in a tough and somewhat ruthless industry he was known for his grace and generosity. >> no question about it, every night and this is a man who played two to 300 nights on the road every night after his shows were finished he would go back to his green room and sit and people would line up. it could be 50, it could be 100 it could be 150 people, would line up. they would come through not just to get a quick autograph they could put his arms around him, have a picture taken with b.b. king. he signed whatever they wanted him to sign. he looked at them in the eye and made contact as if they were his best friend and he did it every night. and when the people who got
through wanted to see him and there was still time, the stage folks would come through and he would be just as happy and gracious to meet and thank them. >> his influence on a generation of musicians jimi hendrix and eric calpineton would clapton would they have existed if it were not for b.b. king? >> i think that's difficult to say, one person, any musician is driven to make music. they might not have made it exactly the same way. i know b.b. king cared greatly for eric clapton. he told me that he thought no one would know who he was he got there and everybody knew him. he asked and everyone told him eric was here and they said we
have to pay attention to you if we get a chance to see you. so he reality appreciated that by acre clapton. >> talking about his influence but also what sort of person he was, bill wax in washington d.c. much more to come for you on the program including. >> the palatial stations, the bustling passengers, it could only be moscow's mass transit system. for more. >> and cycling history.
>> mosk'smoscow's metro station known for its palatial stations, one of the busiest metros in the world. rory challands went underground for this report. >> deep beneath moscow's streets, one of the wonders is buried a subterranean world of mosaics, grand architecture and ex quis itlyexquisitely rendered detail. but it's not a museum.
it's a transport network. 190 stations, 10,000 trains, today 12 lines 327 kilometers of track and on an average working day 8 million passengers. moscow undeniably has one of the world's greatest metro systems. by the time first train started rolling, may 15th, 1935, there were already 15 other underground networks in europe. moscow's may have been late but this was stalin's project executed in stalin's grandiose style. a boast to his own people and to the world expansion pushed on even when muskovites hid from world war ii's bombs. >> the unique architecture, every one carries a layer ever energy. >> reporter: in recent years
like many transport systems the moscow metro has proven to be a soft target. suicide bombers killed 40 in 2010. last year's fatal underground derailment have tarnished a pretty good safety record. the main challenge is how to cope with the overcrowding and financial restraints of a mega-city holding between 13 and 17 million people. >> we have great plans for the development of the moscow metro. up to 2020, we have a plan to increase our metro system in double. plus 50% of our lines metro lines. >> the metro built to display the ussr's well beaten modernity, not to be beaten by the modern world.
rory challands, al jazeera moscow. >> andy. >> written confirmation from sim babzimbabwe. >> our team is coming on schedule. our tour of pakistan is coming, this is the latest situation i'm informing you about. god wilings this tour will take place. zimbabwe will arrive here on monday and after that there will be five matches here. >> our explains. >> despite earlier report that
zimbabwe would not be visiting pakistan because of security concerns they have decided they will go ahead with this particular trip. it will provide an opportunity for pakistan to prove to the international community that despite the threats of terrorism the deadly attacks that pakistan is still able to hold an international event. the pakistani team will be playing in front of home fans after a symbolic performance against a bangladeshi team, losing 3-nil the first ever defeat. improving their ranking and their game of cricket. beyond that the pakistani team, will income mean good in fact mean good news across pakistan. >> despite competing with a
dislocated shoulder, contador injured himself and the spaniard in 1998 to wind in the same year. diego lissi ahead of rider fabiano larou. more time on clay ahead of the french open, into the italian open after a straight-set verdict over. david ferar for him next, spaniard has beaten djokovic three times on clay. all professional football in
argentina has been suspended following the death of a player. emanuel ortega fractured his skull after colliding with a perimeter wall. argentina's problems do not end there. >> for the last ten days there had been hope that 21-year-old emanuel or ortega, beautiful game had lost a promising young star. as argentina's football community comes to terms with ortega's death matches across the country have been called off off. >> translator: i consulted with several football cluks and we agreed there would be no football this weekend. >> concerns have been raised about the presence of the wall
only a meter from the sideline, designed to keep fans from invading the pitch. the ongoing issue of crowd violence in argentina highlight highlighted shortly after in buenos aires. they were playing in the continent's top club competition. and four players from river play, took him to hospital after being attacked by what looked to be pepper spray from arrival rival fans. officials are meeting to decide whether to replay the match or award the tie to river. the ugly side of argentine football has been once again exposed. robert adams, al jazeera. >> heading to the middle east to
liverpool as a football club or liverpool and supporters, but liverpool the city. this is a guy who is very much about looking after his people. >> miss the upcoming rugby world cup. england set to announce their team next week, lester has already been informed he will not be considered. has pled guilty to three rmen incidents ever criminal assault. mitt romney, against evander holyfield. it is expected he may lose out on that one. >> andy, thanks very much.
>> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm tony harris. breaking news here from boston. a few moments away, we understand from a final decision a verdict in the penalty phase for dzhokhartsarnaev. the boston marathon bomber. we understand the jury has in fact reached a decision. this is a jury that's been working for some 14 hours. it was a month ago that tsarnaev was convicted on 30 federal charges. his guilt was never in doubt. never in question, in fact his attorney said, in opening