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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ and welcome to the al jazeera news hour i'm jane in doha and in the next 60 minutes war crimes against civilians in syria as talks get underway to stop the killing. the oil rich region will meet a tribal leader who paid a high personal cost battling rebel forces. continue in burundi as the constitutional court allows the president to run for a third
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term. term. i have the sport and futbol in indinosha goes to a halt and go to the street to ask president to put an end to the crisis in the games. ♪ we begin this news hour in syria where leading human rights groups says war crimes are being committed against civilians on a daily basis in the country's second city amnesty international condemn the government's reliance on barrel bomb against rebel held neighborhoods and says the devices killed more than 3,000 civilians in aleppo last year alone. rebel groups are also criticized for using imprecise weapons like mortars which killed at least 600 civilians in the city. in 2014 it comes as u.n. backed talks on negotiations to end the conflict in syria get underway
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in geneva. the u.n. envoy staffan de mistura will meet with the government and rebel representatives as well as with regional players including iran. >> we must redouble efforts in search of a political process. this view is shared by the wider international community. russia hopefully refocused the attention on the political track earlier this year through moscow one and moscow two. there was also a youthful meeting in cairo. last week the security council fully expressed to me unanimously, that another attempt to politically try to resolve the conflict should be made even if even if odds of success are indeed low. the only way is to test the willingness of the parties to narrow the gaps and if they are ready to narrow the gaps.
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>> reporter: let's go live to paul brennan in geneva and seems he is setting the bar quite a bit lower from previous expectations, paul. >> reporter: he is. the news conference is continuing in a building behind me. i stepped outside to come and broadcast to you. but what staffan de mistura is saying he has essentially a duty to try regardless of the prospects of success at the end of it. he is recall saying this is not geneva three and emphasized that and he said that basically has nothing changed since february of last year when geneva two broke down, is it really the state there is no common ground or no points for negotiation, he is now going to ask all the different parties to this conflict whether the situation has changed sufficiently for them to come to the table at some point. the format of the talks will be very specific and one to one talks between staffan de mistura and individual parties, individual bodies and there are
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a lot of them. he said there will be some 40 sierran groups some 20 regional and international actors he said he wanted as broad a spectrum as possible and the process although it will start later today could continue to the end of june in his estimation and perhaps even beyond that date. >> what are the repercussions of amnesty international report about the atrocities committed by both sides in aleppo? >> reporter: well the repercussions of staffan de mistura's work is it gives great urgency to the work that he is about to embark upon and it also focuses the world's attention of course of what is going on there, amnesty report which was held last night and says the following there are unthinkable atrocities committed against the civilian in the city of aleppo over 3,000 killed by barrel bomb
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attacks and only 35 fighters killed in barrel bomb attacks. highly critical of the indiscriminate nature of barrel bomb attacks but the criticism was not reserved for the syrian government there was bitter criticism for the opposition forces who have been using indiscriminate weapons of their own in residential neighborhoods causing civilian casualties there too. >> thank you for that paul brennan. the french president has arrived in saudi arabia and is in riyadh for a leaders meeting and believed to be the first time the western head of state has been invited to the gathering. saudi arabia says it is speaking with coalition members about a temporary hold in air strikes so humanitarian aid can get into neighboring yemen and coalition jets hit airports across the country and in capitol sanaa
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strikes hit a plane which was used to transport food and supplies to remote areas and cities of aiden and adada have been hit despite a call from the u.n. for the coalition to hold fire. >> humanitarian coordinator for yemen is telling them to stop targeting the airport and have the lifeline so humanitarians can reach all effected by the armed conflict currently on going no yemen and ocha reports that insecurity and lack of fuel have limited access to a delivery of services partners report difficulty in providing medical services as a result of the current security situation and continued air strikes targeting sanaa and sada and food partners reported they had to suspend assistance in the districts and also because of a lack of fuel. >> reporter: over the past few weeks people of east of the
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capitol of sanaa have been holding out against houthi fighters and gerald tan has more on the battle there. >> reporter: on patrol with its weapon at the ready, she canvass the land with his men, their aim to keep houthis out. he is an elder defending his home has come at a heavy price. >> translator: four of my sons were killed one was injured. we will fight to the last day to protect our land and our honor and to protect our country. the houthis came to our land many members of our tribes were killed. we fought them so hard and we will fight them to the end. >> reporter: the houthis say that advancing the merit to flush out al-qaeda linked fighters but people here deny there is any such presence. still with any new territory the houthis and fighters aligned with former president saleh it
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gives them more clout at the negotiating table. the men here say they are determined not to let it fall. >> translator: i'm sending my message to the houthis you will not occupy any of our land here and also sends my message to our courageous fighters we are here to defend the country and not be fooled like the houthis have been. >> reporter: intense battles in resent weeks and yemen main export pipeline passes through here and the saudi-led coalition has also carried out multiple air strikes on the area to support tribal fighters on the ground. >> translator: my sons were martyred in a matter of an hour or two, many others were martyred as well and died defending their land, their honor and their country. we were attacked. we had to defend our country. >> reporter: there has been a fight to the death but for he and his men one to keep. gerald tan, al jazeera.
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u.s. secretary of state john kerry has made a surprise visit to somalia and he was in kenya on monday for talks on security cooperation and ahead of president barack obama's visit there in july and jordan is live from the kenya capitol nairobi and before we talk about what he was doing in kenya why somalia? >> reporter: well the u.s. wants to show its support for somalia's fragile democracy and he made a visit there and on the ground and on the ground an hour or so and has several hours worth of meeting with the president, the prime minister the foreign minister other members of the cabinet as well as meetings with members of political opposition regional political leaders and civil society. the secretary isn't taking any announcements of new funding but he is basically going to say
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that the u.s. is very much standing with somalia transitioning from years of civil war and dealing with the threat from al-shabab of being a fully fledged democracy. a lot of meetings crammed into a rather short amount of time. this is just a day trip jane. >> the meetings underway in kenya and the fact as we know barack obama will be going later in the year what does this say about the security concerns, the foreign policy and dare said the threat of china in africa? >> reporter: well several things we should take apart here. one senior administration official told reporters when we were preparing for this trip that the u.s. does not feel that it's a zero sum game when it comes to the chinese president in sub saraha and africa and after having been in the city a couple of days you do see a chinese commercial presence
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trying to engage consumers and buying products and involved in a lot of construction projects here across the capitol city. when it comes to the larger issue in the horn of africa and in eastern africa the obama administration of course has real concerns about the ability of al-shabab to carry out attacks and it's trying to do what it can to support kenya and other countries that are a part of the au organization that is essentially fighting al-shabab inside somalia. you can expect to see an increase in some military funding and increase in some training and support for these countries and military forces but you will see pressure on the government to do what they can to find al-shabab without scapegoating their own citizens. the president here has come under criticism from washington for essentially trying to blame the attacks most recently at the
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university college on the somali migrants living at a refugee camp on the eastern border and obama administration says that is not a fitting nation of kenya stature and there was a lot of pressure coming from john kerry on down during this visit to send the message that the kenya people have to try to fight al-shabab and other groups in a way that respects human rights and the rule of law. >> thank you, roslyn. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has met a black israeli soldier attacked by police on sunday and his beating sparked antiracism protests in tel aviv and saw violence between police and israeli of ethiopia decent and netanyahu said racism will not be tolerated in israel. a policy of indiscriminate fire that led to the deaths of innocent civilians is how one israeli ngo describes the
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conduct of some soldiers involved in last year's war in gaza and dozens of soldiers gave testimony about tactics used in the campaign and erica wood has more. >> reporter: in just 50 days israel's war killed more than 2000 people in the occupied gaza strip. its aim was to cripple hamas but most of the victims were save yanukovich civilians and 500 children and israeli sold 66 soldiers and 5 civilians died the air, sea and ground offensive on gaza destroyed schools, hospitals and crucial infrastructure. leaving damage that will likely take decades to rebuild. the group breaking the silence has collected the anonymous testimony of 60 israeli troops who fought in the war, what they said paints a dark picture of israel's action and apparent disregard to civilian lives. >> translator: we shot at cars
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and ambulances doing things i was raised not to do not to kill the innocent not to shoot at an ambulance, it's like the wild west out there and it was all approved by commanders and felt there was something morally rotten in the army and authorized to do it because the first rule is not to kill without reason and here i was formally told kill anything in your proximity. >> reporter: another soldier said how decisions were made about what they should target. >> translator: i remember that many times the tank commander could decide based on personal opinion alone what target we should hit and give us full autonomy and say i trust you shoot when needed mostly machine gunfire and also shells as well. >> reporter: the group that gathered the testimonies said it wanted to tell the real story of the war. >> what we are trying to do is enlighten the public to understand what is the moral price of occupation and how our wars look like so the public will be aware and the public
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would manage to understand what the real story beyond the lies they hear from the government. >> reporter: palestinians asked the international criminal court to investigate alleged crimes carried out by israel but israel has always denied breaching international law and instead accuses hamas of committing its own war crimes. israeli army says it does its best to avoid civilian casualties but cannot deny the weight of numbers, the u.n. says almost 7 out of every 10 killed during the 2014 war were civilians. erica woods, al jazeera. israeli army responded to the report in a statement provided to al jazeera saying the israeli defense force is committed to properly investigating all credible claims raised via media, ngo and official complaints concerning idea of conduct during operation protective edge in a serious manner as possible. still to come on this news hour.
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i'm in tunisia with a story of migrants recently rescued off the coast of libya and many of them want to go back and try again and do not want to stay here. we will tell you why students in the brazil state are having to study at home. and the fall out from the fight of the century continues, and could he be in trouble for what he concealed from boxing authorities and joe will have all the details in sports. ♪ burundi's constitutional court has cleared president to run for a controversial third term but four of the courts judges have left the country, 11 people have been killed and more than 100 injured in protests since the president's party announced he would run again, a peace deal ended a 13 year civil war in
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2006 states a president can only serve two terms. and malcolm web is in the capitol and, sir, we know that traditionally you can only serve two terms and talk us through the constitutional court's findings. >> reporter: well, the constitution was disputed and says presidents can serve to elected terms elsewhere in the constitution and must be national elections involving the whole population and the president was initially elected by parliament during a transitional period following a several war in 2005 so supporters argued he only served one term elected by the people and say the constitutional allowed them to serve another and critics said this was just manipulating a technicality and trying to find the reason to get around what is a two-term limit. people are questioning the validity of the court's ruling since four judges including the
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vice chair fled the country and he fled last night and went to neighboring burundi and recorded a message on stations here and it does not effect a peace deal it was signed in 2000 and that specifically stipulates the peace deal that ended the burundi civil war says presidents can only serve two terms so the critics of the third term say whatever the constitutional court says and whether it is valued or not, the third term is still in breach of this peace deal that ended burundi's civil war. >> malcolm web with an update and thank you malcolm. hundreds of rescued migrants have been arriving at the sicily port and nearly 7,000 migrants have been pulled out of the mediterranean sea over the past few days and number of migrants risking their lives to reach europe shores continues to rise despite dangers and hundreds of migrants pulled from the sea by
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tunisia fishermen and the coast guard and unlike neighboring libya tunisia prevented people from leaving the showers from europe and from the south and we report. >> reporter: they tried to reach europe by boat now they are back where they started in africa. these people are among almost 500 rescued by tunisia since march. the u.n. is helping those from syria, aratria and somalia and people sheltered in the town here are west africans. and registered as economic migrants. that makes it difficult for them to claim asylum. >> our country is no good. and country from ghana. we need help. >> reporter: tunisia is no longer an escape route for migrants because the borders are
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securer and coast guard vessels patrol the waters. but tunisia authorities are worried that lawlessness and fighting in libya will send more people out to sea. these fishermen are concerned too and trying to make a living and often end up rescuing boats in trouble. >> translator: each trip costs $5,000 but we have to stop fishing and return to shore with lost souls. >> reporter: the european union wants to tackle the problem of migration at source mainly in africa. it plans to target the smuggling rings south of here in the saraha desert and a controversial idea is to try to persuade countries like morocco and tunisia to register and process people. the red crescent is one of few organizations helping and says europe cannot outsource its problem. >> translator: it can run but there are limits and high
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unemployment here and most of these people are not happy to be here. they want to be in europe. >> reporter: many here walked through the desert to reach libya. for some people this is their second or even third failed attempt at crossing and this is why they keep trying. >> there is big difference in africa and in europe. the difference is clear. when you get to europe everything will be okay with you. >> reporter: they now have a choice go home with nothing or return to libya. risking their lives again to reach a new continent. i'm with al jazeera, southern tunisia. british navy ship is starting operations to help with the migrant crisis in coordination with the italian navy but the uk foreign policy has largely been out of the picture and british go to the
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poles for general election in two day's time. and lawrence lee is live for us in london, so how is this looking, lawrence? >> reporter: yes, it's interesting, jane because they said the european council meeting in brussels last week that the ship could pick up hundreds and hundreds of people out of the sea and helicopters with radar that can scan the waters and quite insistent they would only do this if none of the people would try to seek asylum in the uk and it's not a foreign policy story for the uk as a domestic immigration story and it is interesting though financial times here which is a pretty serious publication said the other day that in its opinion it was pretty shameful how smaller role foreign policy has played in this election less really than in living memory and you may say fair enough no votes for parties in
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foreign affair but uk is in the security council and ga and you might think reasonably that those who occupy westminster think election is a good time for them to say something meaningful about the state of the world. the foreign and common wealth office in london having some work done and it's a good time for it civil servants work go on hold when politicians try to be elected and who will be the uk leading diplomate and will other countries sit up and take notice? no real surprise foreign policy has not played much of a role during this election campaign as usual, it's mostly been about the economy but there is a question about the extent to which the two main parties here continue to have a big strategic vision for the uk's place in the world and indeed the extent to which the rest of the world values the uk's opinion on many of these things. consider some of the biggest issues in the middle east both labor and the conservative
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parties ended up opposing a irann iran back government in damascus and supporting an iran backed government in baghdad and they get rid of gadhafi and libya and neither anticipated that revolutions usually lead to exodus and doors like syrian refugees remain closed and they would not offer a single politician to interview and labor party said this about the record. >> many people talk fondly the role britain played in international crisis under tony blair and gordon brown. and some do mention iraq war as a positive role. you might be surprised to hear that. but certainly britain's role in afghanistan and helping to get rid of taliban. >> reporter: confuse voters too and if i.s.i.l. is a threat why is uk shrinking army and spending $100 billion on nuclear
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weapon and this is a gift to insurgent parties the particularly in scotland. i'm sure smp is large enough to influence different thinking could help free the labor party or so many people in the labor party from their resent flirtation flankly with a tony blair new labor center right approach which is what they have done in recent years. >> reporter: so if you say the palestinian ambassador to uk and majority of british citizens want recognition of palestinian states you wonder why haven't the politicians done it. >> how democracy works when you see the public is for something and the government is on the other end, you know there is no synchronization between the input, out put analysis that is considered democratic and we cannot understand it and that is why we become so reticent with western democracy because it's full of contradictions.
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>> reporter: the criticism of uk is it no longer guides event and run out of money and looks to richer countries for investments rather than making a mark on the world and how impressive it still looks. so very angry palestinian ambassador you saw and where the u k foreign policy is or is not nowadays with brown who spent years at a foreign officers here at the u.n. as well and thanks for your time. do you think it's right that foreign policy played such a small part in the election? >> as you say there are no votes for foreign policy at home and election but rarely, rarely has britain seem to matter so little in the world for its own election. >> reporter: what caused it do you think? >> a number of thing answer one we had a government which stressed trade about foreign policy and kind of a reverse thing and the more we sell
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abroad and get more investment abroad and kind of mute down any spiking policy issues around human rights or democracy which get in the way of that. i think also both parties have been really hurt by the legacy of iraq knocked the stuffing out of them and we got a little back and libya has been a catastrophe in its own way and staging post for a lot of the immigration. >> reporter: and not to mention syria for the same reason too. >> exactly. so you have a dehorn and depend traited foreign policy political establishment here. >> reporter: if you are facing in the foreign office and you look at a conservative party that has turned in wards and labor party stuck with the legacy of iraq who do you think you prefer to see in government and what sort of things do you want britain to be doing? >> the labor party has a foreign policy for example it said it will recognize palestine to go
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to the discussion with the ambassador and you know it actually has very good interpersonal relationships with the u.s. a lot more senior labor figures and spent time in higher education in the u.s. et cetera so i think it is more international but it seen no gain for advertising that fact during election. >> no but he looks like he wouldn't hurt a fly when you look at him. do you think he looks kind of american on the world stage and stand up to people like sergei fedorov? >> in his case he will be up against putin, head of government, head of government. no i think there will be a real stature challenge he faces but cameron is not cut of an impressive figure on the global stage, seen as a little sleepy at g 8 meetings and not particularly engaged, frustrated by all the bureaucracy of
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brussels and the whole culture and orientation is a lot more domestic than it is international. >> reporter: we will leave it there and thank you for your observations and more from westminster later on today jane and back to you. >> thank you lawrence lee. london to the philippines where another tropical storm is heading there. that is right, jane another one a tropical storm at the moment but give it 6-7 hours and it's a typhoon and a long way out but heads up and the weekend to make landfall. at the moment clear skies and lovely weather across the philippines but the open waters of the northwest pacific we have our tropical storm and it has a name and you can see the position of the storm well to the east of the philippines. by the time it does make landfall and looking at sometime saturday and sunday so it is a long way out we look at the winds picking up to 230 kilometers per hour gusting to 280 kilometers per hour and
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current projections suggest it will stay off shore but the winds will lash should it continue along this particular path and there will be heavy rain in there as we make our way through the weekend and then like i said it's dry at the moment and make the most of wednesday and lovely day and thursday a lovely day and you can see the system getting bigger making its way to a country and by the time it comes to the weekend we are looking at heavy rain across the philippines with those damaging winds and seeing heavy rain in the southeast of china recently not far from hong kong 103 millimeters of rain in 24 hours a cloud is making its way further east with further heavy showers coming in southern parts but brightening up to the southeast. >> still ahead on al jazeera. andrew thomas and how the venum of spiders like these could lead to a whole new generation of pain relief.
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♪ hello again you are watching the al jazeera news hour reminder of top stories u.n. backed talks to end the conflict in syria underway in geneva and staffan de mistura will meet government and rebel representatives as well as regional players. saudi arabia says it is speaking with coalition members about a
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temporary hold in air strikes so humanitarian aid can get in neighboring yemen and coalition have hit several airports across the country including a cargo plane in sanaa. burundi constitutional court cleared president to run for a third term, a peace deal that ended a 12-year civil war in 2005 saying he can only run two terms and it led to more than a week of deadly protests. let's go back to the top story the conflict in syria there have been a number of attempts to broker ceasefire and talks in geneva being just the latest just a year after the war began the geneva one talks initiated by the then u.n. envoy produced a framework agreement but it was never implemented. in 2014 u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon had peace talks between the syrian government and syrian national coalition but both parties failed to agree
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on an agenda let alone a solution to the war. the latest attempts to get the sides talking are being billed not as major negotiations but more low-key talks and two of the rebel groups i.s.i.l. and al-nusra are not through but regional powers of iran are and i'm joined in doha from the syrian national coalition. good to have you with us. so we saw down playing expectations but what are your expectations? >> not a whole lot in all honesty. it seems to everybody that this is just another political ploy to give a chance especially after the major victory that the rebels have managed to accomplish over the last few weeks and push back out of idlib
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and defeated and everybody is wondering why have these talks. inherently there is a problem with these talks, inherently there is a problem with a talk about a political solution because at the very cornerstone of it there is asum shun that assad will send negotiation to put him out of power which is nonsense and also assumed the opposition the syria revolution will send a delegation that will accept assad roman yanukovich power and a major conflict in the very premise of these talks. >> it seems to be the case and very confusing about why these are happening at all. i know that your group has put together a blueprint which says that there is no future in syria without assad but he is not going anywhere. isn't it time to bring him in talks? i mean we have iran there now but obviously outstanding and i.s.i.l. and al-nusra front. >> well let's be very clear,
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assad is a problem for us and reis responsible for killing 250,000 people. however, the real problem in syria, at this point is much larger than assad. assad is just a puppet in the hands of the iran government. we have a foreign occupation on syrian land. the syrian revolution succeeded, the syrian revolution accomplished its goals in delegitimizing the regime completely and now we have a liberation war we are going through and managed to put the iran and forces loyal to them outside the northern area of syria from the south and i think they are gathering forces in damascus and hezbollah is retreating and focusing on very small portion in the damascus and the area. i think they are busy after the victories the rebels have accomplished over the last few weeks. >> you're talking about victories but not so much when it comes to innocent people i mean the amnesty international
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just released a report about the atrocities committed by both the rebel forces and the government why is that going on? i mean how can you talk about peace when innocent people are being killed at such a rate? >> well you have to be very careful talking about amnesty reports and i'm for it and you have to go specifically to the report and say the amnesty documents, there are violations human rights violations that are committed on individual bases by some rebel groups and clear against those however no rule of law. what you have with assad regime is systematic with a systematic government killing people and committing atrocities. at the end what you have in syria is a war and there is no rule of law and that is the reality we are dealing with unfortunately with war there are casualties and you cannot regulate it that is the reason we get rid of assad regime and get rid of occupying forces and
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foreign malitias fighting on the ground with assad regime and rule of law will be restored. >> good to have you with us and when you workout what is expected do let us now. opposition in guinea is wounded and one critically in antiprotests and angry about the timing of elections as carolyn malone reports. >> reporter: things turned violent when police in guinea's capitol tried to stop people from demonstrating against election plans. protesters threw stones and set fire to tires to try and keep security forces away. some have appeals to the president for an end to the fighting. >> translator: should try to bring peace to the country and people are being killed everyday and some other people are wound ed ed. >> reporter: the police sent in reenforcements and rounded up protesters and say some of the
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demonstrations were organized without official approval gunfire was heard and some people were hit. the government says it's not clear who is to blame. >> translator: we regret to say there are victims of targeted shooting among the population but no one, neither the opposition or authorities can say with certainty those bullets come from security officers that is why we demand the opposition comes to its senses and returns to the negotiation table so that we can all find a solution. >> reporter: opposition groups are angry because of the timing of the elections. there have been a number of protests since march when the electoral commission announced the presidential election would be in october and local elections next year. opposition says it goes against a promise by the government to have long delayed local elections first. >> translator: we continue because we have claims that have to be satisfied.
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our claims are legitimate. our aim is to make the authorities honor their commitments and respect the laws of the republic. >> reporter: a number of people were killed in april after violence in guinea main cities and towns. opposition groups announced last week that plans for peaceful demonstrations will be widened into a nationwide show of defiance. caroline malone al jazeera. the earthquake that hit nepal more than a week ago left more than 7,300 dead over the weekend 101-year-old man was pulled from the rubble and al jazeera's sent this report from the nuwakot district outside the capitol kathmandu. >> reporter: he doesn't know what all the fuss is about. >> translator: i don't think it would matter if i lived or died i lived a full life. >> reporter: he is 101 years old and is the oldest recorded person to be pulled out alive from the rubble caused by
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nepal's earthquake. >> translator: the walls around me collapsed and ceiling came down too, some of it fell on my chest as well i was trapped inside and injured on my foot and my arm. >> reporter: his daughter in law pulled him out but they had to wait seven days for rescue crews to arrive because they live in one of the country's mountain areas and he has been here before he also survived the last great earthquake in 1934 for a healthy person the village is a day's hike in that direction through different terrain and it was hard to reach even before the earthquake and he had to be air-lifted because there are no other hospitals close by. his doctor says it's common for women and elderly to receive treatment last and makes survival more extraordinary. >> translator: they were finding it difficult to access the hospital since they couldn't find the means to travel that is why they were delayed, the emergency cases came first then the aged and women began to turn
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up as well. >> reporter: it's a story that inspires hope that there may be survivors of all ages in nepal's remote villages i'm with al jazeera, nuwakot nepal. train drivers in germany started a seven day national strike the longest in country history, passenger train operators joined freight train drivers who stopped work and a third of services will run in an emergency backup plan set up by germany rail way company. drivers want a 5% pay raise and shorter hours. teachers are protesting against government plans to alter their pensions a demonstration last week turned violent leaving more than 200 people injured in clashes between police and protesters and daniel reports from the state capitol. >> reporter: teachers from across the state planning carefully for the march saying
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they were surprised last week by the hostile reception from the authorities. >> translator: in the state here they came with guns and bombs and other things that never we expected. >> we were waiting for some reception, differ reception but not like that with so much violence. >> reporter: more than 200 people mostly demonstrators were injured in scenes that shocked the residents of this normally peaceful city. the wounds are still not healed. . >> translator: we live in a democracy but those who govern us be behave like we do not. >> reporter: they did not respond for requests for them to explain further. meanwhile schools across the state have been closed for six
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weeks. it's the teachers here and four other states who are protesting but there is widespread discontent right across brazil and not just with the government but with politics and politicians in general and the divide between those politicians and the people they are supposed to represent is growing ever wider. he is 16 and working hard for entrance to university where he wants to study law. but while the strike continues he has to do it at home with friends or using the internet. despite difficulties created by the strike he fully supports the teachers. >> translator: we are united with the teachers. we students are mobilized and ready to fight to be part of this historical moment that we face. >> reporter: 11-year-old doesn't have school either. and works with his dad guarding cars collecting debris from last week's clashes. it's not the education these
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teachers intended for him. brazil is suffering uncertain times. daniel with al jazeera, brazil. still ahead on this news hour their bite may sting by scientists believe spiders could pave the way for new painkillers. and riots on a pitch this time in a former world cup stadium and details coming up with joe in sport. ♪ with sheila macvicar >> compass will challenge the way you look at the world >> a different look at foreign affairs >> talking about big subjects >> first hand... >> telling human stories >> giving you a real look at the world today. desperate, hungry and risking it all... >> these people wanna get as far away as they can
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♪ time for the sport with joe. >> absolutely jane yes and more fans in indonesia are outside the presidential palace and want the president to intervene in a standoff that has brought all futbol in the country to a halt and thousands marched on fuzz calling for reinstatement that had been suspended by ministry of this and they are no stranger to this in the last couple years it has problems with corruption and security at games and the deaths of two foreign players who could not afford healthcare because they have not been paid and it was sparked when the government tried to block two teams from playing in the top league because of issues over their ownership. the futbol association ignored
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the order and kicked off the new season anyway and police refused the match permits and the league ground to a halt after just two games and the governing body fifa warned them to back down but they suspended them and all domestic futbol has been cancelled the rest of the season and thousands marched in protest and could cause the national team for playing and qualifying for tournaments like the 2018 world cup. defending european champions madrid will travel to face the first leg of the semi final on tuesday and madrid have won the trophy on four occasions including last year against madrid and aiming to be the first time in the chomp yanukovich champion league to retain the trophy. >> we have players and injuries but we are able to replace them really well and so we have confidence we will go to another
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final and we are trying to do our best. >> reporter: meanwhile looking to reach their first final since 2003 confidence is high, they won their fourth straight title on saturday and they are unbeaten in 12 european matches at home. >> translator: as i always say nobody can play a perfect game. we will need to do great things both defending and attacking. i do not think that madrid now and then the games will end with a goalless draw, we need to play well particularly in attack. >> reporter: police chief in brazil city has criticized the stadium which held world cup games there last year saying it was not made to handle brazil futbol fans and and used tear gas as they fought on the pitch at the state championship
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victoria. the stadium was rebuilt for last year's world cup but police have said it's too easy for fans to evade the pitch and no serious injuries were reported. brazil's preparation for next year's olympic games faced heavy criticism with concerns over the polluted waterways and said the environment minister took an unusual step and we went for a fully clothed swim in the bay which will host the olympic sailing event and easing concerns about the water quality, around 70% of the city's raw sewage flushing in the bay and officials previously admitted it will not be fully clean for the games and the nearby rowing venue is facing pollution concerns. la clippers are one up over the houston rockets in nba western conference playoffs after winning game one 117-101. over in the east the chicago bulls beat cleveland in the first semi final game and rose
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was in top form as they had 27-15 lead at the end of the first quarter in ohio and i'ving pulled cleveland on level terms by the start of third period and had 30 points and james adding 19 points and 15 rebounds for chicago pulled away in the final for 99-92 victory, game two is scheduled for later on wednesday. wednesday. >> i have to be better. i wasn't that good tonight. you know, so i have to be much better and you know this game is something we can learn from which we will and come back with a better game plan in game two. >> reporter: the golden warriors is the nba-mvp and received 101 votes out of possible 130 and beating james hardon and lebron james and in
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his speech he paid tribute to his father a player from 1996-2002. >> i thank you so much and pops you are the example of what a true professional is on-and-off the court. i remember a lot of your career. and to be able to follow in your footsteps it means a lot to me. >> reporter: washington capitol taking the upper hand against new york rangers in the second around of playoff and 1-0 winners in game three and james scoring the only goal and first of the post season and lead 2-1 in the best of 7 series and game 4 coming up later on wednesday. the fall out from the fight of the century continues and pacquiao could face discipline for failing to tell them about a shoulder injury before fighting floyd mayweather junior and
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athletic commission who are ultimately responsible for the fight in las vegas say they will investigate why he had an injury box and checked no in a preflight questionnaire and fought with a torn muscle in his shoulder for which he will have surgery this week and pacquiao lost in a unanimous decision could be fined or suspended for not answering the question accurately. well there is more sport and information on pacquiao injury problems on our website and check out al and there is a new world champion stewart bingham beat shaun murphy to the title and won 18 out of 15 and collected the check for $45,000 and becomes the oldest ever world champion to win second in the
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world ranking, that is it for the sport for now jane. >> thank you, a little creepy here but relevant for you, when certain spiders bite people they often cause excruciating pain but scientists think spider venum may be the answer to pain relieving drugs and giving hope to pain suffers and andrew thomas reports from brisbon. >> reporter: spiders more commonly feared than admired but scientists in australian think some can be more friends and foe and hold the key for a new generation to pain-relieving drugs and queens land they are being milked. >> we put them to sleep first with cold and carbon dioxide and makes them sleepy and more amenable for them and us. >> reporter: it's delicate work for tiny amounts of liquid. a single spider can be milked
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every two weeks for about five years and in that time the total venum collected is about three mill liters or half a teasspoon needed. that is all that is needed because it's potent. >> i cannot think anything as complex as spider venum and most complex of the venum and only scorpion and marine snails come close. >> reporter: some effect the nerve system blocking channels that deliver pain signals to the brain and working exactly which molecules do it could revolutionize pain relief for people. mandy nielson suffered pain for years, as far as doctors can tell it's not associated with an underlying condition, it's simply chronic pain and hundreds of millions suffer from similar and cannot take drugs like morphine because long-term the body develops a tolerance for
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them and in high dosages the side effects is be debilitating and leaves people in pain without prospect of it getting better and lack of home can made it worse >> people can become quite suicidal if they do not follow through but suicide thoughts are not unusual. so to have some hope there that things may be better that can just be enough for people to keep going forward i suppose. >> reporter: the spider research is in the early stages but scientists narrowed down a few molecules they believe target sodium channels within pain sensing nerves in human body isolate exactly which molecules do the job and bio science may be able to replicate them artificially and suffers of pain these spidermen could be super heros, andrew thomas, al jazeera, brisbon. we have another bulletin coming up, in a couple of minutes, i'll see you then.
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♪ new allegations of war crimes against civilians in syria as talks get underway to try to stop the killings. ♪ you are watching al jazeera, i'm jane live from hour headquarters in doha also coming up, the fight in yemen's oil rich region will meet a tribal leader who paid a high personal cost battling rebel forces. protests continue in burundi as the constitutional court allows the president to run for a third term. plus. i'm