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ning us on "inside story". see you next time i'm ray suarez. the u.n. says nearly 1,000 migrants died trying to flee myanmar, as malaysia indonesia and thailand tackle ways to handle the crisis. i'm darren jordon here in doha. also ahead - face off in burundi, police crack down on defiant protesters, the president clings to power. iraqi troops join forces with shia militias to recapture ramadi the government steps up a
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campaign on rebel held areas, civilians are under fire almost 400 "rock newman show", and bangladeshi refugees have been brought ashore. the latest group is part of a problem with thousands fleeing myanmar and bangladesh. they make their way across the andaman sea hoping to find a better life in malaysia thailand and malaysia. an emergency meeting is being held with foreign ministers. rob mcbride is in the capital. we are waiting for a joint statement from the meeting. what is the response likely to be? >> they have been meeting with ministers from the fully countries concerned. the statement is overdue. according to human rights groups, joint response a proper
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response is long overdue. there has been a lot of criticism which all three countries have felt about the way they have handled the developing crisis that is pushing the boats away from their own territorial waters into their neighbours is not good enough. we are expecting the statement to come any time now, and looking for a concerted action responding to the u.n. calls to send out search and rescue missions to actively go out looking to help the boats and provide humanitarian assistance rather than a ping-pong game at the moment of pushing vessels from one place to the other. we are hearing several hundred more migrants turning up in aceh, in indonesia, and are getting confirmation from our colleagues in thailand in indonesia that it appears to be a vessel that made international headlines when it arrived in
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thailand with the engine broken and with the traffickers running that vessel leaving the vessel abandoning the several hundred people on board. it appears the vessel was sent on its way. you'll recall saturday after having the engine fixed through malaysian waters to indonesian waters, the team in indonesia tells us that this is the same vessel. several hundred arriving ashore. many dehydrated in a weak state, malnourished, but their journey ending on the shores of indonesia after three or four months at sea. >> we know that myanmar was conspecificuous by its absence. their role was crucial into its response wasn't it. >> that's right. malaysia are saying that the problem arises from myanmar, and a solution must involve myanmar itself. myanmar played a strange game. in the past week it said that
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it's not its responsibility now it issued a statement saying yes, it will - it is concerned about the trafficking. it is taking action but it remains to be seen they are not at the talks, whether they will take parts in talks that are coming up in the next couple of weeks. >> in burundi police fired tear gas and beat protesters defying warnings from the government to stop demonstrating. they want president pierre nkurunziza to abandon his attempt to stand for a third term in office. he's trying to tighten his grip on power after surviving a coup attempt last week. >> reporter: even though burundi's foreign ministry warned protesters not to go out, they are doing it anywhere. there were more on tuesday, and nor police who will not allow them to march into the central district of the capital. tear gas is fired, people run
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for cover. police don't want this shown on television. especially when they make processes clear the road. in another part of bujumbura, others are on the street. they seem defiant. >> we will demonstrate the power, yes. >> reporter: government officials say some protesters are armed and dangerous and were involved in the failed coup. if we were in the streets, it means that those people were - they agreed they were working closely with those persons who can and say there's a coup. the president of burundi. they were new in power. >> this could be a long drawn out stand off. >> people say they are doing everything they can to protect
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themselves in protesting. or putting out barricades. they hope it helps to protect them from police and soldiers. as you can see, some soldiers are in the community. many say they know coming out on the streets could be dangerous, but they will not be stopped by them in iraq security forces deployed tanks around ramadi to try to recapture the facility. shia militias are at a base. eight police men were killed after i.s.i.l. fighters attacked a police station east of ramadi. zeina khodr reports from the iraqi capital baghdad. >> reporter: they are preparing
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for a war. they plan to push deep into the sunni heartland to recapture territory from the islamic state of iraq and levant. >> we are announcing that the popular mobil aceation forces are getting ready to take back anbar. people asked for our home. >> the anbar provincial council requested assistance when they fell to i.s.i.l. they are no longer millish owes and operating under the government. the u.s. expressed concern about deploying them in a sunni province chl it backs the decision. they say the paramilitary troops
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are stronger than the says. despite months of u.s. string regular forces are weak and were not able to hold ground in the face of i.s.i.l.'s offensive in anbar. the u.s. which leads the coalition is stepping up air strikes, promising to help the iraqi government recapture lost ground. i.s.i.l. is on the offensive. people on the contested town is on the move. the armed group is tackling forces. makeshift amps are being set up in pockets of territory under the control of the government and local allies in anbar. not all sunni tribes support the government, and dissent is growing. >> we are here to help our people who have been abandoned by officials. provincial council members and the government are not doing
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anything. >> reaching out to anbar is needed to win the war. the government has done little. what have our children down to deserve this. we have not eaten for two days. >> the battle for anbar has not begun, and there are fears of consequences. leaders demanded this they secure their province defeating i.s.i.l. is the first challenge. if shia forces fill the vacuum it could mean another war activists say syrian jets intensified bombing campaigns in aleppo. up to 10 barrel bombs a day are being dropped on the city. victoria gatenby reports. >> reporter: this man is the latest victim of a barrel bomb attack by syrian government forces. the ancient city of aleppo has seen some of the fighting. the government's use of barrel bombs had a devastating effect.
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despite the increasing attacks people are resilient. >> we will never give up. we'll never retreat even if we bomb the city or shell us. we lost 10 people from my family and are ready to lose more. we are ready to give up. >> this woman and children survived a barrel bomb attack. but her husband and relatives were destroyed. >> translation: we have nothing left. should i feed my kids or not. thank be to god we'll remain here and remain steadfast. god help us. we are not afraid. may god grant us the string to protect us. barrel bombs are not the only threat. campaign group the syrian group say backed by hezbollah fighters, some of the north is
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taken. the central parts are held by an alliance of opposition groups. some of the countryside to the east is held by i.s.i.l. and aleppos people are trapped. >> in yemen, the saudi-led coalition carries out air strikes, says the humanitarian ceasefire. aid agencies say the 5-day pause was not enough to deliver critical aid. they delivered food to 4,500 people. more than half a million will be displaced. and over 1800 have been killed in the conflict. there's no lull in the fighting yet. >> surrender or face war. it's a warning issued to the uteies by yemeni and tribal leaders gathering in riyadh.
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president hard abd-rabbu mansour hadi who is in exile called for troops to back the yemenis. the only chance to win is to defeat them. >> translation: this will pave the way in the conference. the concept of the truce may have been misrepresented. >> reporter: the government has little control on the ground. saying talks only happen if it pulls out from areas. >> houthis must understand that they will not be a solution without the houthis reporting the resolutions of the security council. you have to understand that what
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they are doing is bringing descensions and splintering the country. this is the leader of the islam, one of the most powerful parties in yemen. it played a significant role in the 2011 uprising that topples former president ali abdullah saleh. >> translation: the houthis declared war on the yemeni peep. we have to resist them until the will of the people prevails. >> they are far less united in their vision about yemen's future. the secessionists in the south are determined to breakaway from the north. >> translation: people of the south are looking for a genuine partnership of the north. there were two states, one in the south, one in the north. any feature acknowledges that it
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is in fact one of two states. >> reporter: coalition war planes bombed houthi positions in the capital sanaa. there are heavy clashes in the city of tiaz and aden. millions of yemenis fear the protracted violence will aggravate the humanitarian situation. >> the international community is unwilling to get militarily involved in yemen. it's to bring together feuding factions to negotiate the deal and give diplomacy a chance. more to come on al jazeera, 34 million cars are being recalled in the united states over exploding air bags that have killed and injured drivers. and a debate that the u.s. into removing the humpback whale for the list of endangered spees yes.
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tried to escape. iraqi security forces deployed tanks and artillery. shia militia are at a base preparing for an offensive. >> reporter: a taliban suicide bomber attacked the justice ministry in the capital. at least five people were killed in kabul and 40 injured. the bop was timed to detonate near the end of the working day the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon says north korea withdrew an invitation for him to enter the country. ban says the government in pyongyang did not give an explanation. he was due to see the case on industrial zom, complex factories run through the south. >> now it's billed as the largest automotive recall in the united states. 27 million cards have been
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ordered back because of air bags. >> a minor accident should not lead to this. but it did. to cory berdych. his airbag deployed and an 8 centimetre chuping of metal flew out of his air back and into his eye. >> i heard a bang. >> hundreds have been injured, six killed. and experts atakata airbags are to blame. tens of millions of vehicles have been recalled. now the manufacturer agreed to recall 34 million cars in the u.s. something they were reluctant to do. >> does takata support the nissan call.
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>> it's hard to answer yes or no. if you... >> it's not hard to answer yes or no. >> with fines lining up. it will replace passenger and drive side air backs. u.s. regulators admit they don't know what has gone wrong with the airbags and have not studied the replacement kits so can't guarantee the same thing will not happen again. >> now we know the ones going in are safer. the concern is are they safe over the long term. that is yet to be determined. >> safety expert is not convinced that is true. we are looking at a composition, chemicals in it. we are supposed to stablilize it. people shouldn't beginee pigs. if it means going to suppliers,
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that's what they require. uched it is going to take years before millions of drivers won't have to worry, realising the equipment that was supposed to keep him safe stole his site. >> wall street lost billions of dollars and thousands of jobs during the financial crisis. several years on no lessons appear to have been learnt according to a new report. >> reporter: after the financial markets collapsed in 2008. there was talk about reforming wall street. the u.s. congress passed the dot franc wall street protection act and in recent years several financial firms admitted into legal settlements. a study out by the university of notres dame suggest the more things have changed the more
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they stay the same. the survey of people that worked in the business making nor man 500,000 found that one-third witnessed or have first hand knowledge of wrong doing in the first space. professionals must engage in illegal behaviour to be successful successful. one in 10 felt pressured. we asked people who worked in finance if they think the culture changed. >> gown i don't know that it changed that much. >> depends who you are dealing with. >> that risk like an investor depends on who they are willing to take. >> do you think they have cleaned up their take. you don't see the risky before that they used to see.
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structurally, it carries less risk. the power of the banks, and the influence of asset managers spread. the financial management says the change in culture must start at the top. it's a winner takes all. there's a tonne of pressure we are demonstrated or pushed to do things. there are more or more shocks it's a naul process. >> while there has been a number of high profile insider trading cases here in full court, half the aincome earners found authorities ineffective when it welcome to investigating, prosecuting violations. while the finance industry may have cheaped, it's not as much as what they'd like us to
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believe the chief of venezuelan's national assembly dismissed allegations that he's involved in drug smuggling or money laundering. >> he and others are being investigated by u.s. authorities. venezuelanan opposition leaders asked for a probe, but the venezuelan's say it's part of a smears campaign. >> president santos offered free housing for those that lost their homes. most were sleeping when the landshied hit the area much we have more. >> well the town itself the central town is pretty much still in one piece except for smaller houses built along the ravine. the fact is that here it's - you know it's a rugged topography
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and a seismic as well activity and the fact that there are many houses that are precarious in the way that they are built. that makes it like a perfect cocktail for these kinds of disasters to happen we have seen men in columbia in past years. the village has been hit the hardest. others are safe. the situation here - i think this incident shows the government needs to take a closer look to the places at risk and prevent the disasters protesters took to the streets of hungary's capital to rally against the immigration policy angry over the roll out of a question air on the impact of migrants on the country. demonstrators say the hard line on immigration will insight more hate red in what they say is a xenophobic society. >> in france thousands of teachers have been on trike to
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protest measures to overhaul the school system. the government wants to make changes in the system and the secondary education system. reforms will increase inequality and class separation. government officials say it will give schools more freedom. >> there has been a warning from the middle east envoy that gaza is at risk of exploding. he described his shock after the 50 day war between hamas and israel. >> gaza is desperate and angry. angry at the blockade, the rafa crossing at hamas, including imposing a solidarity text at everyone. there's a moral and humanitarian imperative for the grayingses and international community, but
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to approach the implosion of gaza. >> 80,000 litres of oil spilled on the coast. >> it's not known what caused the spill. u.s. coast guard officials say it's a 6km long oil slick. the humpback whale has been on the endangered species list since the 1970s. the u.s. is trying to lift the protection as they live in areas wanted for oil drilling. jacob ward looks at both sides of the debate. >> after a career as a marine biologist. katherine black opened her own whale watching spot. >> when i started there was thought to be 400 hump backs, now it's close to 3,000 since i've been here. a noticeable difference. >> hunted to the point of extinction in the 1960s.
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it wound up on an endangered species list. >> they are back in a big way. it was due to the one factor commercial whaling. and once that factor was removed, we started to see recoveries with the population. >> the population numbers of these animals, like you see behind me suggests it's doing well. when they come up off the endangered species act, and they swim through the tracks. >> reporter: this is a humpback caught in a commercial net. a single biggest killer of wheels and porpoises. if they are delisted they'll be protected in the u.s. by the marine mammal protection act. but whale conservationists worry it will not be enough. >> the esa will offer protection
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against current and future projects such as going on gas exploration or seismic drilling under the protection act, if they weren't endangered they could ply for permits to -- apply for permits to harm or harass a certain number. >> reporter: in alaska large industries such as commercial fishing say they have to tread carefully. they petitioned to delist the humpback to ease those conditions. >> it's supposed to be a strictly biolockical opinion or analysis. not considering the economics. but there are economic concerns that bring the humpback population into focus. >> the endangered species act saved humpback wheels. and now we'll see whether it's done enough to survive on its
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