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87 people are killed in burundi after coordinated attacks on military bases. it is the largest loss of life since the violence began in april. welcome to al jazeera. also to come on the program. history is made in paris with an international agreement on climate change, but now the countries must implement the deal. trying to bring stability to libya. an international conference gets
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understandway in r-- underway in rome. the first comes to the small screen. we take you to the star wars shadow puppet show. first, veeps is escalating in burundi's-- violence is escal indicating in bujumbura where security forces are accused of targeting young men. this is the worst outbreak of violence since may. at least 80 people were killed since friday's attacks. dozens of bodies were found lying on the streets some with their hands tied behind their backs. the army claims the people they killed were enemies of the state. friday's violence started with coordinated attacks by unfive gunmen on three military states the u.n. security council say
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they condemn the violence saying they will consider further steps. to our correspondent in the kenyan capital. this represents the largest loss of life in one single night of violence. clearly things are getting worse in burundi. >> reporter: yes, indeed. the situation is deteriorating and the violencing is flairing up. there was a moment of panic when citizens woke up to the amps bodies. -- appearance of bodies. most killed were young men who were rounded up by the police
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from the bill tree bases and they say of them were killed when with bullets on the top of their heads. so many allegations that this is something - saying they're means of the state it seems as though the violence is being driven by political disaffection and it's not exposing the ethnic fault line in burundi that so many fear. >> reporter: unfortunately, for the people of burundi the violence so far is political in nature, with people from both of the main ethnic groups, belonging to both sides of the political divide. there are supporters of the
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president and on the other side from the - people with fearing that 10 years after the civil war in burundi when 300,000 people were killed, that if these continue, it could turn into a civil war between the two ethnic groups which has a violence against them in the past. peace keepers have been deployed to the country, but right now the immediate thing that can be
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done is for tension to be scaled down thank you, our correspondent reporting live from nairobi. 195 countries and the european union have all said yes to a landmark deal on climate change after two weeks of intense negotiations at the co p21 summit in paris. the agreement asked all nations to limit their greenhouse gas submissions which will be reviewed over five years. our environment editor nick clerk >> reporter: the moment the world agreed to tackle climate change. so the paris agreement was born. emotions spilled over. to bring more than 190 countries together to come up with a universal packet was an extraordinary achievement. >> translation: i have been asked to bang the gavel again. it is a little one, but i think
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it can do great things. >> reporter: earlier there was a moment of high drama assist suddenly the text flew up a difficulty. apparently it was typing areas only as a lack of sleep. >> as a result of the finalisation of documents in haste by colleagues who had not slept for days, a number of errors regrettably were not detected in the document l9 as it was being finalised in the early hours of this morning. the secretariat regrets the errors and i apologise for the over sight. >> in the end we all compromised, developing and developed countries compromised thachlt is what a negotiation is about. otherwise you wouldn't have had a negotiation. we come out all allows winners. >> reporter: there was praise too from president obama
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>> this agreement sends a powerful signal that the world is firmly committed to a low carbon future. that has the potential to inleash investment and innovation in clean energy on a skill we have never seen before. >> this agreement is a very good agreement. it's strong in the ambition to hold down growth, stronger than we anticipated. we thought it would just be about 2 degrees increase, holding to 2 degrees increase, but they've put on the table to get is as close as they can to 1.5. video civil action continued in the day. it has two weeks to get to this point, not to say the months and years of pain and frustration since copenhagen since 2009. very soon it will all be about putting the paris agreement into
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practice not everybody is happy with the deal. some environmentalists are not happy toll. the goal of the paris agreement is to limit global worming to 2 degrees celsius. they could only hold warming to around 2.7 degrees. poorer countries have pushed for a legally binding deal forcing for the rich countries to provide 100 billion dollars a year to help them cope. that isn't a legally binding contribution. countries can choose to pay whatever they want. there is accountability, how to make sure countries will stick to their pledges. they will have to report every five years but it is not legal by binding. countries will say they will make cuts but not follow through. china, of course, is the world's biggest emitter of co2 and says
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the climate deal is a step to a brighter future. adrian brown. >> reporter: chinese leaders are basking in the joy of being involved in the agreement. we will know exactly what china is going to do when it releases its next five-year plan next year. expect a tlinking coal and steel industry. these have been the drivers of china's economy. i have been in the south-west of china to a steel town where the mill closed last year. 13,000 jobs were lost. china has given a commitment that it will ensure that its greenhouse gas emissions peak by
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2030. that is significant because china, of course, is the biggest emitter of those gasses. it also says that it hopes that at least 20% of all of its energy needs come from renewables also by 2030. china is in a unique position, not only is it a heavy polluter but it is also possibly spending more money on efforts to combat pollution than any other country india is the fourth largest carbon emitter. libby what does this deal mean for india? >> reporter: in india it's a big issue, climate change. on the one handwrittened india has an exceptionally vast coastline and also a very large mountainous range. it faces the varied impacts of climate change. what they are happy about is the agreement differentiates responsibility in terms of
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emissions and funding for developing countries. india's position going into these talks was simple, that developing countries shouldn't be held to the same standard as developed countries because not just in economic and development terms but also in terms of the fact that developing countries like india aren't the key causes of current global warming and the changes in climate that we're seeing. so that's something that india is quite happy about, but as you mentioned, as other developing countries, it is not all particularly good news for india thank you for that. let's go to the philippines capital. our correspondent there. philippines being one of the most vulnerable nations, what are they making of it there? >> reporter: the head of the fill phene delegate said it is not as per affect as they wanted
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it to be. they did find certain portions of the language used a bit too soft. as much as the deal is legally binding, many of the provisions that they would have wanted to see there were more aspirational as opposed to obligatory. for instance, the cut of the amount they wanted a more firm obligation. indeed, the fund, they wanted a concrete figure of exactly how much was to be expected every year and exactly how this was then going to be disbursed to help countries such as the philippines which desperately needs methods to mitigate and adapt to climate change. there are typhoons, 20 on average each year, and they are only getting stronger. there's not much more they can
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do but adapt at this point thank you for that. some other news. at least 21 people have died in a fire at a mental health clinic in russia's south-western region. many of those who perished were bed ridden when the blaze broke out. of the 50 people rescued, at least 20 are injured. investigators are still trying to figure out the cause of the fire. there is a lot more to come, including the palestinian family fighting efforts by settlers and the israeli government to evict them from the home they've lived in for decades. plus rising prices and falling wages pus brazil's economic crisis further placing a battle on the new president.
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home again. a look at the top stories. burundi's army says at least 87 people have been killed in friday ace violence. eyewitnesses say dozens of bodies were found lying on the streets, some with their hands tied behind their backs. 195 countries have approved a landmark deal on climate change after two weeks of intense negotiations at the cop21 summit in paris. the agreement asked nations to limit their greenhouse gas emissions which will be reviewed every five years. at least 21 people have died in
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a fire at a mental health clinic. there are fear the death toll could rise, investigators are looking into the cause of the fire. around a dozen libyan representatives along with u.s. and u.n. dip low mats are attending a conference aimed at ending the case owe. the conference will be in rome. libya's rival government has agreed to sign a u.n. brokered deal on wednesday. libya has been in it turmoil since gadafii was over thrown and killed four years ago. >> translation: this is what we have to achieve at the conference, not to impose anything on anyone, but to create to enforce the agreement that exists to finally arrive in a national unity agreement with an agreement between all the international regions involved
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the leader of the al-qaeda link to al-nusra front has denounced saudi efforts to unify saudi groups. it was called a conspiracy to revise and sustain the syrian regime. he also criticised russia and iran's role in the war. >> translation: the russians don't care about dividing the syrian society. what matters to them is to have a number of military bases in syria. iran wants to spread the ideology amongst the syrian people to take over them politically results are coming in from saudi arabia's municipal election. so far at least three women have one seats. women voted and stood as candidates for the first time in saturday's local poll. around 900 women and 6000 men ran for the councils which are
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saudi arabia's only elected bodies. the vote is being held as an historic change, but the rights group amnesty international says it's only a fraction of what needs to be done. france is voting in the second range of regional elections with the far right looking to consolidate its gains. marine le pen caused a stir by winning the largest share of the vote in round 1. it is ahead in six of france's 13 regions. turn out in the second round will be key and the 50% of those eligible voted last week. the supreme court judges in israel are currently considering an appeal from a palestinian family who are being threatened with eviction. the family lived close to the al-aqsa mosque compound known as the temple mount in jerusalem's old city. it is believed this is an attempt to increase jewish presence in occupied east jerusalem. >> reporter: in the shadows of the dome of the rock, this
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woman's family has been renting this house for more than 60 years. she faces eviction to make way for israeli settlors. >> translation: they are doing this to bring settlors. they talk about peace but the reality is they are taking the land. >> reporter: she should fall under what's called protected tenants who couldn't be evicted, but based on i a court appointed principle called abandonment, they can be convicted if it is proved that they didn't occupy the building count usely. that has been proved but they have count usely paid rent. it boils down to a lawyer that says that any appropriate owned by jews before 1948, as this building was, should be returned to its historical owner. israel maintains that east jerusalem is an integral part of
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the law. >> they usually use this loophole to take over property in east jerusalem and try to evict tenants that live in such property. this law, of course, is discriminatory because in the same legal system and under the same laws, property that was owned by palestinians, like most of the properties left behind, all that property cannot be returned. >> reporter: this area is what is known as the muslim quarter of the old city and we're on the roof of the lady's house. slowly over time they will lose their homes to morris rail eau settlors. >> translation: nor abreaks down in our interview. it is not fair, she says her
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mother died in this house and all her memories are here. over the years there has been an increase in settlement here. while filming, a young girl under guard camhs to tell nora, why are you still here. this is ours. you are delusional. when i asked her what the problem is, she says the court has already kicked nora out opponents of brazil's president are expected to hold nationwide protests later on sunday. the president is blamed for leading the country into deep recession which has seen unemployment soar to almost 9%. >> reporter: we saw this woman at a job center in down town city. the 22-year-old has been job hunting and trying to get the money her former employer owes her. the delivery company she used to work for went out of business
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and all 300 employees lost their jobs. >> translation: i can do whatever job comes up. everything is hard. i'm desperate. >> reporter: in brazil's recession unemployment is rising across the board, but among people 18 to 24 years old unemployment is highest. it is 19%. according to the brazilian bureau of statistics. in the previous three years it was 14% or lower. >> reporter: in years past seasonal jobs offered a path to a full-time job. this year not so. stores are hiring fewer seasonal workers and even for those who are lucky enough to get a temporary job, there's no guarantee it will become full-time. university student says she beat 1 # 5 other girls to land this seasonal job at a shoe store. initially she was hoping it would help pay for her school
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expenses, but her mother recently lost her job, so now she is the only one in her household earning an income. >> translation: with my money i will be able to pay for the christmas dinner and my language courses. >> reporter: while the president tries top fend off an impeachment, brazilians are watching prices rise and wages drop. >> translation: i don't think it's going to change. brazil is not moving forward. >> reporter: both of these women look to the immediate future and say they're bracing for more hardship more than a thousand immigrants who have been detained in the u.s. have taken part in hunger strikes since october. that is according to human rights group. reporting from washington dc our correspondent. >> reporter: the size of the protest outside the department of homeland security's immigration and customs enforcement agency, or ice, was
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reflection of how little attention a wave of hunger strikes has received. in various place south asian asylum seekers are protesting against harsh conditions and a system that is rigged against any chance of a fair hearing they say. this was one of many strikers in texas. he spent 11 months and 16 days there having travelled through 15 countries before reaching the u.s. he fled bangladesh in fear of his life for his political views. >> translation: there were 76 of us. every single one was denied without parole or bond. they decided to send us back home. that's when we decided to go on hunger strike. >> reporter: he was released pending deportation. many are being held like in indefinite detention after they have passed a credible fear
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screening process and should be considered for role immediately. >> it has built a system that is designed for mass deportation and mass detention. it is not about giving people the due process rights that they deserve >> reporter: migrant rights groups say the incentive to detain asylum seekers for long stretches is part of the law. >> reporter: it is required to maintain at least 34,000 beds for detainees at any time. it is required to guarantee the profitability of private prison contractors. officials declined our request for an interview, but the director of homeland security argued that just because thousands of beds have to be maintained doesn't mean they have to be filled at all times. >> i don't know where he is getting the statistics from. we're not hearing that on the ground. we're hearing people are being detained for a long period of time, for a proceed long erred
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pedestrian of time and they're unable to get out, no matter what evidence they produce to show that they should be released. >> reporter: now advocates are coming to washington in an attempt to get members of congress to have a meeting to layout her concerns about the hunger strikers. the agency has refused to do so so far the 7th installment of the star wars films is due to be released in the u.s. on friday. in 40 years it has grown into a multi billion dollar franchise. it has influenced many aspects of pop culture. in malaysia some people are using it to revive interest in an ancient arm. >> reporter: r 2 d2 and rc 3po are recognised but with a different. this is star wars of shadow
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puppets. lab shadow cast been puppets are projected onto a screen. the master p earnings ppeteer provides the narration and the voices and controls the moves. it is a concept dreamt up by designer and a friend. >> we want to reconnect youth with this traditional act. so maybe if you use something which they can easily recognise is the way to help the project. >> reporter: fusion came to fruition with a veteran of the heart form. dane has seen the popularity of the puppets din delicatessen over the decades. this is another way of keeping it alive. he started a gallery for
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visitors as well as the school where he trains people. in the past a performance attracted crowds of us to a thousand people. that number has more than halved with the younger generation choosing to watch movies and concerts instead. the renewed interest comes as a pleasant surprise. >> it is a pleasure to do this. there is so many audience come to watch this. it is a good sign. >> reporter: the troop travels around malaysia giving performances which are being well received. >> most of the young people say they like this. how can you do something which is science fiction. >> reporter: however, the show which has received permission from the producers of the star wars films needs funding.
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