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inspiring. entertaining. talk to al jazeera. only on al jazeera america. as i.s.i.l. consolidates its gains tens of thousands flee. iraq's deputy prime minister calls on the international community to act. hello, you're watching al jazeera. also on the program a shootout between police and gang members in mexico leaves 40 people dead. no end in site for the problems in burundi.
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fighting in bujumbura. dispriptdesperate calms for hem from djibouti. growing calls for united states to change its strategy to defeat them. iraq's deputy prime minister says the problem can no longer be considered a local one. the question now is where they will go next and how to stop them. more than 40,000 people have left ramadi since it was captured by i.s.i.l. earlier this week. they took over the syrian ancient city of palmyra. i.s.i.l. now controls more than half of syria and large parts of iraq's sunni heart land.
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let's crows over to zeina khodr. how dogs the capture of ramadi affect this? >> well on sun i.s.i.l. captured ramadi, the provincial capital of anbar but it didn't stop there. it is still on the offensive. it hasn't lost its momentum. they managed to take control of towns east of ramadi, hoseba, we understand there is fighting in haldi rvetiondii town. i.s.i.l. just a few kilometers from the military base that the government wants to use as staging base of the take overof the area from i.s.i.l. vowing to defeat i.s.i.l, this is not going to be an easy fight because i.s.i.l. has not just pushed east of ramadi, they've
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opened a new front northwest of the problemsial capital targeting points north of haditha town. the umbrella group of shia paramilitary forces say the offenses will come in the next days because this is not going to be an easy fight. they understand that i.s.i.l. planted explosive devices which really flows any government advance. so the counteroffensive still hat no sir begunlast not -- has not begun. >> zeina, we what about the forces
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there. >> i.s.i.l. going to be defeated just going to take some time but what i.s.i.l. has done during the past weeks they have made more than strategic gains they have taken over the last border crossing between syria and iraq, they are able to move freely. i.s.i.l. is on the momentum and we are hearing more and more from the sunni voices in iraq calling for some strategy. at the end of the day, the government forces are weak and that is why the government is relying on shia militia men. not because they support i.s.i.l. but they feel that the iraqi government is by extension iran. and they think that they're not going to wage this battle on behalf of iran only to hold over this territory to iran.
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these sunni leaders want a decentralized state. they want to govern, police, be responsible for people in their own territory. it is the demand two years ago and it is still the demand today. what i.s.i.l. has done really is exploit the turmoil. not only in iraq but in syria as well and that is how it is able to operate. >> all right
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zeina khodr life for us in baghdad. still unclear exactly what happened but federal officials say the police were attacked by gunmen and returned fire in a battle that ended in aranch. this all in a region controlled by the powerful new generation cartel. they recently shot down an army helicopter and killed 15 police in ambush. the government sent in a 10,000 strong force to try to take control. police say those killed in the shootout could be part of the cartel. it is inevitable that this tine of confrontation is going to take place but that's still not picture that the mexican
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government wants nationally or internationally from mexico as they try to ship the country's image from which violence is deeply engrained. >> that has definitely changed the nature of the threat and it should ultimately -- there will ultimately be the need to change the nature of the response. >> the police's response in this instance was overwhelming. there is no understanding of why the death toll wos wass so was so high john holman, al jazeera mexico city. >> this is live video from
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dublin where vote-counting has just begun hugely significant vote there in ireland opinion poll suggest the vote could pass by as much as 2 to 1 and that could mean ireland is is is the first current to legalize same sex marriage via election. monitoring that for you. now hillary clinton has welcomed the publication of around 300 e-mails relating to the 2012 attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi. four people including the u.s. ambassador to libya died. clinton was secretary of state at the time and has been criticized for her handling of the attack.
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clinton says the e-mails don't change the understanding of anyone of the attack. >> i'm glad the e-mails have been released, i want people to see all of them and it is the fact that we have released all of them that have any government relationship whatsoever, in fact the statement state department had the vast majority of those anyway because they went to .g offerings vfertion.govaccounts. white house correspondent patty culhane. >> we do know the united states government does collect cell phone data, internet traffic communication in the united states and abroad has been
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accessible to that. the spy agency says they can do that because the u.s. government passed the patriot act after 9/11. but parts of that law will expire parts that row allow them to keep data. >> programs have been very seriously vetted and given some significant oversight by both the house and senate committees and they found nothing wrong with them, they found they were legal and they found they were effective which is even more fortunate. >> actually, a federal judge just found the program illegal. >> they concluded that that program had never identified a terrorist suspect or led-or
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stopped an act of terrorism. >> but the federal government is expected to keep most of the program. if agents need to search the data they will have to have a warrant. they will have to be more specific in the search. is civil liberties organizations say it doesn't go far enough. >> proven controversial with regard to internet spying, those cerntsconcerns aren't considered at all. >> thanks to edward snowden the world knows the scope of u.s. surveillance. patty culhane, al jazeera washington.
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>> battles have taken place in manaca despite official ceasefire. and mallian soldiers have been be suspected of killing nine. grenade attacks in burundi, in the capital of bujumbura. after pierre nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office. >> during treat prosejust food which is free, one less thing burundi's street children have to worry about. against breud answer president pierre nkurunziza.
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>> during protests we hide in trains along the road, sometimes police find us and beat us. >> unfortunately children still have to go back in the streets during the night and have faced increased harassment from security forces. so this is the situation that has to stop and the protection of the rights of children. that situation of crisis everyone is responsible. >> reporter: it is not only children on the street who are responsible. parents are warned not to legality anything happens. that's when many children get caught up. some demonstrators think the police won't fire at them, when
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there are children in the crowd. >> translator: police use teerks to firstteargas to disperse them. >> reporter: places like this offer temporary reprieve. here they can be children for just hours. haru mutasa, bujumbura. >> much to come. oil spill in california. and screa south korea answer buddhist
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movers and shakers. >> we will be able to see change. >> gripping... inspiring... entertaining. "talk to al jazeera". only on al jazeera america. >> hello again good to have you with us on al jazeera. a recap of our top stories. i.s.i.l. fighters are reported to be consolidating their hold on the area around ramadi. i.s.i.l.'s capture of ramadi the capital of iraq's biggest province has been a big set back for the government. attack in mexico leaving 40 people dead, from gang violence
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it is depicted. in the united states, legislation to extend a domestic spy program for two months last been blocked. allowing spy agencies to collect data from americans phone calls expires july 1st. mosque in saudi arabia 21 people decide. the suicide attack which was done by i.s.i.l. was done on friday, to many of the country's shia government. hashem ahelbarra what do we expect to hear from them today? >> well, they will basically now try exactly what happened and how the suicide bomber managed to get in the area and detonate the explosives.
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after i.s.i.l. said that it claimed responsibility for the attack and mentioned the name of the bomber from saudi arabia, the saudi will now try to conduct dna tests on the body of the suicide bomber to try to establish exactly his identity ran then try to find out the affiliations, the people he has been fimentedbenefited with in the past. now, further attacks by i.s.i.l saudi arabia has been grappling with attacks from al qaeda in the past forcing al qaeda to rebase in yemen. this is something that also comes against the backdrop, hasim, of houthis and the forces
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loyal to president ali abdullah saleh. these are things that authorities think could escalate fighting across the region. >> thank you, hashem ahelbarra in yemen. plumes of smoke scosh seen, the united nations says a thousand civilians have been killed there in weeks. for many of them conditions are desperate, jamal el shayal went to an area near just a bit. crossing the search in sea in search of
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safety. she says the conditions are unbearable. >> translator: the children are finding it impossible to stay here, we can't cope in this heat, be. >> reporter: the u.n. appears to be trilogy to cope. many of the refugees still haven't been allocated tents. and in the storeroom there is not a great deal of room for feet or clothing however tx typhoon 80 cubicles from which repulsive smells emanate wanting you to throw up. refugees say it's not enough. >> the international community hasn't fulfilled its application, especially the gust. the heat is unbare automobile. conditions at this rferg catcher
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are dire. where the influch things could get even worse. an international donors conference is expected to take place in the coming weeks. the camp organizers session it can't come often enough. >> we are hoping that there international community will mover forward and private some supports. >> terrified by constant shelling and mortar fire, by forces loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh and targeting homes and residential area. now those children are safe from the fighting but they are by no mean out of harm's way. dice he could seemingly unware of their own plight is that the
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world will hear their calls for help. jamal el shael northern djibouti. >> closing the quofers of the face won't be loud in public transport schools hospital and government departments. more than 500 blif wran schoolchildren fell seriously ill after eating chicken swishes from schooling. is samples of the items have been taken for testing. more than 300 workers are trying to clean up a spill in southwesterly.
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rob reynolds has the story. >> on refugio beach. the cleanup continues. approximately 79,000 liters of crude oil smild oorn surf, the i don't like to put a time line on that because we want to make sure we do it right and it could take weeks could take months. >> reporter: the pipeline is owned by a text firm plains all american. >> we are told that pipelines are safe, they don't spim spill. is a lot of crude oil got out.
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>> a lot of headquarter information. >> none of us want to seen ion see an issue. >> in 2010, a pipeline oriented by the endbridge organization was the biggest pipeline assistant. >> there is a constant there little spill that little spill which we don't see. >> regulation has not kept pace with the exchanging oil and gas environment. posed by increased oil and gats
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appliance, may endanger the public. a giant spill here in 1969 angered the u.s. an gash the movement. >> i'm shocked very frankly 45, 46 years later right? here we are again deja vu we haven't learned anything we're still repeat being that makes. >> undergo tests to see why it failed. rob reynolds tsa santa barbara. thousands of asylum seekers
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from myanmar and be blshz. bleshed. bangladesh. >> the run up or the the celebrations of the buddha's birthday. trying to shift a perception of passivity in the face of declining number. the head of south korea's influencest order says a different approach was needed. we were so passive this may have something to do with the
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principal of teaching but now we're trying to document a qualm calmer atmosphere. >> 90% of front stants. at the time of this korean beud imfrom the society seen as ever more materialityistic and material for this time to the reflective protestantism. the order says it's used that scandal as an opportunity to confront and resolve intrernl problems. now rather than emphasizing an internal path to enlightenment.
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to some, that represents a departure from tbeudist buddhist thinking. >> popular buddhism is headed in the other direction. >> that's part of the appeal, you can get senior guidance through a among and murchg. among.
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murchg. monk. >> towers management says it is working through the police to find a solution. there's more on get the latest on the stories we're following. >> this week on "talk to al jazeera" one of the most recognizable singers of a generation - kate pierson of the b-52s. >> (singing the song "love shack"). >> the greatest thing i think a band can do is give people this joy and make them happy and make them dance or sing or just, you know, just kind of give them a joy. >> the group was once given the title "america's favorite party