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border crossing as it struggles to deal with thousands of refugees trying to enter europe. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera. live from our headquarters in doha. i'm elizabeth puranam, also ahead. pakistan's military foils an attack by the taliban on an air base in the north. six fighters and two soldiers are killed. protests in burkina faso after the military announces. after the government has been
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overthrown. mexico announces the arrests of drug lords, suspected to be behind the killing of 43 missing students the european union's youngest member tate croatia is struggling to deal with thousands of refugees after promising safe passage. only one border crossing is opened for those trying to get to western europe. croatia is the main route for thousands trying to get to syria. there was chaos in the eastern croatian town. hundreds of refugees tried to push through the police lines, trying to bored a bus. the croatian police said more than 11,000 police entered the country. the president asked the army to be an standby. many trains have been getting to
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slovenia. croatia is not part of the open border. lawrence lee reports from the serbian town in croatia. >> reporter: all day the buses came, off-loading the weary. picking up a few belongings, it was on foot again. they strode through the fields towards the european union. >> no problem for the refugees. >> you can walk into croatia. >> most said they were syrian, not much talking, just grim determination. so the violence and contempt which the hungarian authorities showed the refugees has suddenly been matched with a rare show of joined up thinking between the bitter enemies of serbia and croatia. the roots, at least for the time
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being, through here and the european union is open. the question is whether croatia will shut the doors as well. >> indeed, the serbians laid on buses from the border to macedonia. and from the hungarian border, 7,000 or more crossed the border, an unremarkable spot. marked only by a couple of rocks. but it was the european union. whole families passed by. some didn't know what countries they were in. >> do you know where you are? >> i don't know. >> this is croatia, inside the european union. >> croatia, having said it would let everyone in and through got through. having got this far, the refugees were frustrated at having to wait. the riot police didn't have the same aggression as those on the border with hungary. it looks like another flashpoint in the making.
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>> it doesn't allow through the village. he told us to stay here. the bot coming, and the train coming. think back to the standoff at the rail station in budda pest. then again at the border. now this. held again by law enforcements: apart from the humanitarian situation, this is the european union that is most shambolic. >> many of the refugees go through croatia to slolennia. as -- slovenia. as mohammed jamjoom reports, frustration is running high. >> reporter: akmed thought fences were a thing of the past. croatia would be for him and
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others a route to slovenia. instead, he feels trapped again. >> they tell me the delay is a sprays. and that many here would have paid similar to help them on their way. if they only had the money to do so. it cost 2,000 yoourors for them -- euros for them to take you to serbia. >> many were met by riot police. children in the clashes are easy to spot. >> tensions are rising here at this hour. most of the refugees i have spoken with say they expected to be in slovenia by now. meanwhile, here at the camp more tents are being put up. preparations made to handle an influx of people, and most of the folks i spoke with say they
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don't know when they'll leave. one syrian refugee is enraged. >> we've been treated like animals, treated better than us. at the end of the day we are human being. they have gone four days without a shower, and today things have gotten worse. >> we wanted to go to the title for 10 hours. i have not been able to. there are women and children with us. i'm embarrassed to go in front of them. there's no cleanliness, nothing. >> croatia warned they don't have the capacity to handle too large an influx of refugees. as the evening wears on, this facility is stretched beyond capacity. refugees began to sit outside the camp. others searching for solutions, looking for teaches, buses and sim cards. something, anything that will
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help them figure out the next move. >> well, many of the people at the camp that you saw in the report decided that they could not stay there. conditions from the base were not sociable. people have been sleeping on the street instead. >> some refugees arrived in the croatian capital. buses carrying a few hundred reached a makeshift shelter. hungary extended a state of crisis situation. hungary's foreign minister smalloned the ambassador. budapest said croatia failed to respond, and is tending refugees back to thinkly. >> moving on to other news. six fighters attacked an air base in the north of the
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country. gunfire was changed. two security officers and six fighters have been killed. >> we'll go to our haven't. what can you tell us about the attack. >> this attack started three hours ago. a number of taliban fighters arch arrived outside the front of the air force base. the fighting was confined to the area. the fighting went on for a couple of hours. helicopters are hovering in the sky. the area was locked down. the military says that that fight is over. that it has killed the pakistani taliban, and that it's now carrying out search operations in the area. just to give some background about the base, the base is actually not operational.
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there's no strategic operations for the military. it's in a heavy residential area, and many that live in the area are high profile fers in the pakistani military, seems that was the target of the pakistani taliban. >> of course, nearby the site of that attack on the army run school. how has security been there since that attack? > that's right. the situation in peshawar since the attack, when a public school was targeted, killing 132 students, the situation has been quiet since then. the pakistani taliban has been under pressure across the country. the military targeted them all over pakistan in large cities like karachi, peshawar and
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specifically in the tribal belt. peshawar is surrounded by the tribal belt. there has been operations in areas like south waziristan. it's difficult for the taliban to launch the attacks. >> it's been quiet in peshawar. the state of alert had been increased. many expected that some kind of attack was in the offing. that has taken place. the response by the military is quick. something introduced. it was the introduction of forces. we see the rapid response forced quickly. we got to that area. two hours, it was over. >> nicole johnson joining us live from peshawar. >> the block of west african
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nations, trying to negotiate with burkina faso to negotiate a peaceful way out of the crisis. discussions with the army general who has taken over the government. he's said to have close ties to blaze cam paing na. three were killed, many wounded after hundreds took to the streets to protest the coup. >> translation: people started to come out. we saw a military vehicle, they shot. killing people. >> translation: they started the whole thing. we don't like that. if they continue like this, we'll go up against them. we'll ruin everything. >> the u.s. and france strongly condemned the coup. diplomatic editor james basehas more. >> we have strong statements coming out of the washington d.c., the state department, and here from the united nations. people, i think, are shocked by
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the fact that this country that was going to have elections, that that has been, for now, derailed by this coup. the u.n. security council put out a statement cobb deming in the -- condemning in the strongest terms what happened. ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary-general was outraged by the detention of the interim president and prom. what they'll try to get is a clear pictures of what is going on on the ground in the country and in the country ouagadougo. the u.n.'s man is, we believe, in ouagadougo. and will be giving information to the u.n. who will be briefing the ambassadors of the security council. then they have to discuss what to do about all of this. there are litter said options. mr sham bass can do diplomacy on the ground.
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i think most of the efforts will be place on the regional organization. they are sending a high level. the president of senegal. >> the give director of the washington based african caucus. the army is afraid of holding democratic elections. >> ever since the country bim independent in the 1960s, the army has been the main power. all the - you know, the people who have ruled the country the longest have been army men. so the army as an institution feels like it controls the country, you talk to individual officers. and they say we put our lives on the line to defend the country. we ought to run the country, they feel threatened that democracy come in. they think if they allow good elections to go ahead they'll be
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marginalized and not play the central political roll they play. that's why they feel threatened and want to get rid of the elections. >> coming up, more trouble for the governing body. f.i.f.a.'s secretary-general suspended over corruption allegations. >> and the animals that helped to free mozambique on the dangers of landmines. >> business man bill browder. >> if my grandfather was the biggest communist in america, i'm gonna go become the biggest capitalist in eastern europe. >> from communist origins to capitalist tycoon. see why he's now set on taking down vladimir putin. >> the russian government remains determined to ruin me in any way they can, including killing me if they can get away with it. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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good to have you with us. these are the top stories - croatia struggles to deal with more than 11,000 refugees that arrived in one day, it's closed all but one of its border crossings with serbia and put the army on alert. most of the refugees want to go to slovenia which stopped trains at the border with croatia and promised to send back refugees. pakistani's military failed have been attacked. the pakistani taliban claimed opportunity. a delegation has been stent to burkina faso to negotiate a peaceful way out of the crisis. officials hope to hold discussions with an army general who has taken over the interim government the mexican government says a drug cartel boss suspected of ordering the killing of 43 missing students has been arrested.
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the students went missing in september of last year after being detained by police. authorities arrested 111 people they believe were involved in the student's disappearance. john holman has more from mexico city. >> lopez, the man that was arrested could be a key part in what happened to 43 students abducted last september in mexico. they were kidnapped and turned over to a gang. lopez was part of that canning and his former accomplice and the head of the gang testified that he is the person that ordered the killing and the burning of the students. that's the official version of what happened. a group of inparties. they released a 500 page report. one of the findings was they
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said it was scientifically impossible that an open fire could have burnt 43 students, to the fact they were unidentifiable. it will be interesting if the testimony of lopez becomes at any point public, and if he can three light on what happened that nights and to those students. >> controversial security is being debated in a session of the upper house of parliament. thursday, there were chaotic scenes as oppositional makers tried to prevent the vote. later they passed through a committee that had to be voted an. allowing soldiers to be deployed for the first time. israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu wants tougher punishments for palestinians accused of throwing fire bombs. stephanie dekker reports. >> reporter: it's home, buts these days it feels like a
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prison. israeli forces put this 14-year-old on house arrest after being accused of throwing stonts. he ace his life has been turned outside down. >> translation: i go to sleep at 4:00am, wake at 2:00 p.m. i have breakfast at 2:00 p.m. everything changed. >> it's been a month. he has five more until his trial. he's been denied the right to go to school. while we interview him, his mother cries. he was taken to this detention center after being arrested. he was kept for 15 days before being transferred. he was interrogated without a family member being present, and he was handcuffed. and shackled. >> the israeli government passed
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a law where stone throwers can receive up to 10 years in prison. prime minister binyamin netanyahu wants to push through harsher measures. >> the present situation is unacceptable. we intend to give soldiers and police officers the tools to act firmly against those that throw stones and fire bombs. we'll adopt changes in the rules of engagement. and a minimum sentence for those that throw stones and fire bombs. >> they tried to find some solutions to impose punishment and pressure. somehow they will settle down and yes to be occupied.
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back at his house we talk to him. >> we have nothing to fight with, that's why the stone is a weapon. >> reporter: his mother is outraged that her young son could end up in prison the islamic state of iraq and levant claimed responsibility for suicide attacks in baghdad which killed 23 people. there were two ex-blowingses in the commercial district. a third in the area. both areas are shia neighbourhoods. hospital sources say 68 people were wounded in the attacks. >> yemen's government held its first meeting since march. the prime minister returned to aiden. he and the president left yemen a year ago, when houthi rebels
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took over the capital. the government will focus on taking back territory. >> f.i.f.a.'s secretary-general denied allegations of corruption. allegations emerged that he was involved in a deal above the price. >> david is a sports attorney and coe directsor of the change group. >> i think it means that there is some evidence that the community likes to look into in suspending him, so look into weather the allegations are true or untrue. we should assume that he is innocent until proven guilty. >> the allegation is serious.
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the question is what is the evidence. the report about the evidence so far suggests that it's not been done, but clearly there's room to doubt. this is an organization that has a long history of trouble. it's leadership has a long history. >> all it does is spurn forth the whied to anyone that figures it out. that this is an organization that is out of control. >> some of the leading groups quote this year's rugby world cup, and blame the organizers for trying to control how the tournament is covered. andrew thomas more from melbourne. >> when the rugby world cup takes off in london, some will be missing from the crowd. they'll be on the other side of the world.
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australia team made the trip, of course, much of the australian media has not. too big newspaper groups, and one of australia main newsagencies are shunning the event because of what they see as an editorial interference demanded by world rugby, the tournament's organizers. >> we simply want to tellure stories, we don't need to be told how to tell the stories or who do. >> reporter: the rugby body has tried to limit video. the tensions are the latest. >> media organizations are frustrated over coverage. as sports bodies, the main motivation is money. >> within the global headquarters for australian rules footy or afl.
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it is, editors insist, independent. >> people are not stupid. fans are not stupid. they come for authentic news, that's what we provide. if we are a p.r. wing, we'd have a fraction of the audience. >> not all are convinced. >> when i go on to a website. i'm delegating the responsibility, the progress to someone else. i cannot have faith that it is happening if it's coming out of the mouth of an association. >> reporter: the afl is taking money that would have gone to traditional caps. >> impressioningsly sports organizations feel they can bypass and control the message and the money.
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>> chile's president has visited areas hit by a powerful earthquake on wednesday, and promised aid to victims and called on people to help. 11 were killed by the magnitude 8.3 quake off the coast, triggering waveses high as 4.5 meters. wildfires burning in ecuador have been brought under control. 1,000 heck stairs of land has been squached. a reword of 50,000 has led to the rest of an arsonists. >> south sudan declared three days of mourning after at least 176 people were killed in an oil tanker explosion on thursday. the accident happened in western ecuador state, where a drug feared off the road. it was thought people were trying to syphon petrol when a
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lit cigarette triggered the explosion. >> moss am being has been declared free of landmines. it comes after intensive work rid the country of 200,000. it was a legacy of the war. tania paige reports. >> the huge rodents are the unlikely heroes in the success in eliminating landmines. they sniffed into the record books. the southern african nature is the first large country to be cleerds of legacy of the civil war. it's been slow painstaking work that took two decades. 170,000 land mines have been cleared. this group from human rights watch says it's a breakthrough for the continent. >> usual opportunities. mines take away land. opportunities for develop, the united nations of poverty.
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mozambique can move forward, using the land for agriculture, development, infrastructure. >> the land mines may be gone, but effects are clear. it's estimated they killed or wounded hundreds like this person, whose foot was shattered on taking a wrong step. >> it's 16 years since the rules came into force. 162 country signed on. countries like china have millions of landmines stock biled. >> when the ban came in effect. 120,000 were injured or killed. mozambique's achievement in being declared landmine free could inspire other countries that it is possible to be rid of land mines. these indiscriminate records are designed to kill or maim. while the people may be safe,
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work cons on clearing land mines in a number of countries and a reminder that you can keep up to date with all the news on the website. that's at on "america tonight" - in the heat of a mississippi night. >> what could you do so bad to make a person choke you for at least 20 minutes. >> correspondent sara hoy with a death and the latest flashpoint between a community and the officers meant to protect it. and the promise lands. >> no one chooses to be a refugee. it's not - it falls on them. >> they escaped terrifying dangers in syria.


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