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come back. we'll have more of "america tonight" tomorrow. people in ramadi run as i.s.i.l. fights to completely control the capital of iraq's largest province. hello there i'm shiulie ghosh in doha. also coming up here on the program. ceasefire negotiations in yemen are preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid. off shore in ache, it won't take any more refugees. and a dark comedy about life in
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gaza makes it to the cannes film festival. we begin in iraq why the islamic state of iraq and the levant are trying to push the iraqi army out of the capital of anbar province. i.s.i.l. is in control of 90% of ramadi and if the city falls completely it would give the group a stronghold just 100 kilometers from baghdad. people are continuing to flee ramadi. over 100,000 have been displaced in the last month alone. zeina khodr has the latest from iraq's capital baghdad. >> he did promise a tough response and did promise to
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recapture this territory. he did receive a phone call from the u.s. vice president joe biden. america is promising to send more weapons but they believe that i.s.i.l. is still on the offensive and that the iraqi government will be able to recapture this terrain. but at the end of the day, this is the biggest question, what can the rake government do? they still haven't disagreed on who will rule over the tensions in anbar they want to wage this battle alone but politicians in baghdad they are reluctant to do that. they believe that the sunni
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tribes are sympathetic with i.s.i.l. while we still don't know who is going to wage this war residents have been fleeing ramadi and there is fear that, there will be punishment. how to recapture ramadi, in fact rye capture the whole problems where i.s.i.l. really has the upper ground. >> moving deeper into anbar province 25 people died when the group rigged the main gates of the post. i.s.i.l.'s been in control of most of auburn province since last year. in syria government shelling has reportedly killed at least 20 people. an area controlled by i.s.i.l.
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fuel tanks were damaged in the assault along with several homes. a five day humanitarian ceasefire is due to conclude. kate king reports. >> half which through the five day humanitarian ceasefire street battles between pro-government forces and houthi fighters. it was the worst day of fighting since the ceasefire came into effect on tuesday. aden da everythingl and mahari province just south of the capital. where soldiers following abd
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rabbu mansour hadi. >> with god's help we will stand up to them until we expel them from all of yemen. >> reporter: even with the ceasefire in place the united nations is complaining that the fighting is halting the delivery of aid. buttons of aid have arrived in the capital sanaa. >> translator: the aid is to help the displaced and the victims all over the republic. the goal will be to repledgish the strategic reserve. >> reporter: the aid is meant to help the 2.5 million yemenis.
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but the situation is putting that goal further from reach. incarcerate king. al jazeera. >> on friday fishermen from ache rescued more than 700 other people trapped at sea. step vaessen is at the area they were being treated. >> reporter: they are here in a temporary shelter in east ache. initially, the indonesian navy and the malasian navy rejected them but now giving l medical assistance they have been able to call their families to tell them they're alive. they are very lucky they met the fishermen before they met the indonesian navy.
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the indonesian navy will give humanitarian assistance at sea but not accept them here. it is hard to imagine the ordeal these people went to traveling by boat where they were facing fighting, they were facing hunger they were facing thirst and now they are facing a very uncertain future in indonesia. >> the united states has asked indonesia to house 6,000 displaced rohingya, being forced back out in the ocean with barely any food or water. veronica pedrosa joins us. >> they are in a very dangerous condition. this is a situation that has
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been accumulatingment months. it became clear by the people who research this sort of migration, they monitor this every year, and we knew that thousands of people were out at sea. there were warnings to everybody involved that there were offshore camps as they were called at the time, now as we've seen from the pictures, the reality of what that actually means is, thousands of people overcrowded on dangerously rickety boats many of them women and children. i understand that a third are children. one in seven is a woman. and they have diseases like beriberi and diarrhea, they tend on people that we saw approaching the thai waters that the royal thai navy helped by
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drpingdropping food packets, they said that 10 people died on that boat alone. 100 people died on another goat, boat, no one knows how many boats are out there. we will end up with boat loads of dead people if people don't somehow help. >> the united states has been in touch with the thai government to ask them to do more. do you have more on that? >> well, irrespective of whether the u.s. secretary of state had caulked the thai government here, the united states is looking at this in very serious areas, the critical element of moving people around has meant
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that there is nowhere for the people to land. the thai prime minister called for an urgent meeting on the 29th of may. it is not clear whether myanmar the source of where many of the refugees are coming from they say they may not come to that meeting. the prime minister has also ordered the assessment of a couple of islands for building of temporary camps for people. but there are already 120,000 rohingya refugees in the country. even millions more burmese. and this is something that the region want to address i think on a region-wide basis rather than having any one stick their neck out as it were and end up with all the responsibility. they want to point out that this is a collective problem. >> okay, veronica, thank you
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very much indeed for that, veronica pedrosa in bangkok there. >> now iran and western powers are back over the negotiating table or the nuclear program there. in an effort to curb the program, discussions going on since 2008. boston boarm dzhokhartsarnaevbottomerdzhokhartsarnaev has been sentenced to death over the attack that crild 3 killed 3 people. kristin saloomey has the story. >> reporter: killing 3 injuring 264. their families were at the courthouse. >> happy is not word i'd use.
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being happy not the feeling i'm satisfied, grateful they came to that conclusion because for me i think it was the just conclusion. but there's nothing happy about any single bit of this situation. >> he's going to go to hell, that's where he wanted to go, but he's going to get there quicker than he thought. >> tsarnaev's family tamerlan died trying to escape. they argued for life without parole but the jury found his crimes heinous cruel and depraved. although the decisions will be appealed, in massachusetts no one has been executed in 70 years. >> we know there are going to be appeals, about the death
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qualified mayor of the jury, the majority of bostonnians are against death penalty. was this a jury that wasn't capable of reflecting the conscience of the community? >> not when the punishment is debt all 12 jurors must be unanimously in theirunanimous in thaifer decision. their decision. kristin saloomey, l al al jazeera new york.
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>> welcome back, i'm shiulie ghosh. the top stories here on al jazeera. cite fighters are trying to push the iraqi army out of ramadi, the capital of anbar province. a five day humanitarian ceasefire is supposed to stop on monday but the fighting hasn't stopped. a refugee crisis in southeast asia, thai royal navy turned this boat back from its coast. u.s. secretary of state has met chinese leaders on saturday, john kerry is to take a tough
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stance on baifnlg's beijing's building of islands in disputed waters, in the south china sea. adrian taken a tough stance on this in the past. what is kerry's message in beijing? >> well, essentially as you riotly point out the u.s. government has been alarmed by the dramatic expansion of these artificial islands that china has been occupying in the disputed south china sea. recent aerial photographs show reclamation as well as dredging work going on around these islands and in one instance we have seen even the construction of what appears to be a runway. washington is worried because they feel these islands could have a military use china could put missile systems on these islands.
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that they say could pose a threat to freedom of navigation in the south china sea. and remember, south china sea contains some of the world's bissest shipping lanes. but almost all of the south china sea is now claimed by china. in recent days the obama administration has indicated that the u.s. might be prepared to send u.s. war planes and ships to this area to challenge beijing's claim and today mr. kerry basically had a message to china and it was this: show restraint. >> i urged china through foreign minister wong, to join in helping reduce tensions, and increase the prospect of a diplomatic solution. and i think we agree that the region needs smart diplomacy in order to conclude the asean
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china code of conduct and not outpoachts and militaryoutposts and military strips. >> adrian the fact that united states is disputing this construction how is china reacting to that? >> china is saying it is defend its sovereignty. it's accusing washington of knee jerk diplomacy and ignoring the philippines and japan's building up but the building is not as blatant and china's. i think both are testing each other's reserve in this area.
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>> thank you adrian. burundi president pierre nkurunziza says peace has returned to the country. but doctors accuse police of entering hospital and shooting fighters. malcolm webb has the story. >> after the coup leaders announced it had failed, doctors say police came in and shot three men. >> we had patients, here, after that moment, we see a group of policemen arrive here and they began to shoot everywhere and they began to look for those patients. >> now from the street some protesters try oblock the roads after hearing about the coup's failure but they were quickly
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dispersed after gun fire. after wednesday's military takeover was popular now that it's failed people think it's bad for them. >> translator: we don't agree with the general because they fought together and did a lot of things together things we didn't want to hear about. >> most of the streets in the capital were quiet with loimist police and soldiers in control. after the coup attempt fighters loyal to the president attacked and burned tvs and radios. now the only tv on air is the state broact controlled by the broadcasts
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controlled 50 government. now that pierre nkurunziza has returned, many are in hiding or have fled the country. the government says those who are involved in the attempted coup will go on trial. activists are still calling for more protests on monday against third term. burundi's political crisis is far from over. malcolm webb, al jazeera bujumbura. separatististsseparatists from mala wfersi, group said earlier this week said it wasn't consulted about the dates signing the deal. the deal had been brokered in al jeffrey yah over thealgeria over the last months. mexico will pay up to $3
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million to relatives of victims shot by government soldiers. >> trotlaya, sol swrerd shot dead 22 people in a shootout with gang members the army said and authorities praised their victory over organized crime. >> translator: the army acted bravely in trotlaya. the army defended itself lettingly. >> gradually it became evidence that the army wasn't telling the truth. something more than just a haphazard shootout took place
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here. subsequent investigations found that the army lined up and then executed 12 o15 people here, after they'd laid down their weapons and surrendered. now the government said it will pay compensation of over $3 million to be shared by the survivors and victims's families, it's the biggest pay jut by the armed forces since they were deployed to combat mexico's violent cartels. since then, complaints of human rights abuses and torture has mounded against them. >> translator: they decided that the army and navy should do the job of the police. but they haven't changed the soldiers' education they must teach them to respect the people that the people have rights. >> reporter: more than 2,000 have asked to be part of the government a's national victims
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rights register. many other cases go unnoticed says francisco marrat who lives across the road from where the trotlaya killings took place. >> translator: you only see big cases like trotlaya or iguala. they don't have the same power. >> translator: he was the only person who would talk to us in trot thrrvetionaya speaking out meant government retribution. in this violent area many people still don't know who they can trust. john holman, al jazeera trotlaya. >> a mayoral candidate in mexico has been shot while campaigning. enrique was a member of the
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national regeneration group and a vigilante group that targeted drug cartels. a woman in the united states has been reunited with her daughter after an eight year fight. they are now on their way back home to the u.s. peru's president says a controversial mining project will go ahead affidavit weeks of protest. did call on mexican owned copper which is developing the tia maria mine in the south. people fear the mine will contaminate their crops and exhaust water supplies. three people have been killed since protests began in march. u.s. presidential hopeful
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hillary clinton and her husband former president bill clinton have earned millions of dollars since last year. the couple have commanded 6 physical fees from their speeches, she also wrote a book about her time as secretary of state. the film degrade is based on events in gaza in 2007. palestinians have a strong reputation, but often have to rely on foreign funding. charlie angela reports from cannes. >> a story of 12 women and how they unravel during the day. hamas forces have the salon surrounded. it's a black comedy said the
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identically twin brothers tarzan and arab. they decide he to make there film despite never have having gone to cinema. >> for us, we have the idea of the salon. because the idea of the salon to go there to become beautiful to cut your hair, to talk about many things in relation to their life. but we choose this place beautiful gaza. >> dark humor is the recurrent theme. the time remaining is a particular example. its director, elia sulaiman,
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says where there is humor, there is often no resort. >> it is mostly another territory liberated. that poetic, is something that comes out really arrest. >> reporter: cannes is known for launching careers. lots of attention fascinating by the rar advertise tick talent coming from the middle east. >> lebanon and israel is extraordinary. you have there such a number of very good film makers, men and women. >> often standing out at the crowd in cannes. two films are in the lineup this year despite the challenges,
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