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>> injured fighters after burundi's failed coup. welcome to al jazeera. live from doha headquarters. also ahead. [ gunfire ] a massive strategic blow to iraq's government isil fighters seize the government headquarters in ramadi. asia's migrant crisis. thousands of people are stranded at sea with nowhere to go.
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also ahead. >> i'm andrew thomas in sydney with the phenomenon of men whose muscles can never be taught or big enough. >> you >> doctors in burundi have accused the police of injuring the hospital and shooting injured. this is in spite of a public statement from the president that he didn't want to see reprisals. malcolm web reports from the capitol. >> this injure came to the hospital injured. then doctors say that police came and shot the injured men.
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>> he was here in this room. after that moment we see a group of policemen and they began to shoot everywhere. >> out from the streets some protesters try to block the roads after hearing about the coup's failure. they were quickly dispersed with gunfire. on wednesday the military takeover was popular but now that it's failed the protesters believe it has made it worse for them. >> this whole coup d'etat is something that they came up by themselves. we won't believe them, they fought together and then came to talk about the demonstrations, things we didn't want to hear about. >> but most of the streets in the capital were quiet with
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loyalists and police in patrol. fighters attacked and burned tvs and radios. now the only radio and tv on air are the state broadcasters controlled by the government. when the president returned to the capital the supporters welcomed him. but the activists who had been organizing the the protest say they now fear a ruthless crackdown. many are in hiding or fled the country. the government said that those involved in the attempted crew will be on trial. burundi's political cries is far from over.
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>> the situation in burundi has escalated. this is an extremely dangerous time in burundi. it's time to ring the alarm bell very loudly, indeed. and no reprisals and those who led the coup there are convincing reports of execution of not only soldiers who participated in the coup but those who went door to door, actively trying to seek out oppositionists. i think the president is kind of now conflated. the media the army who rebelled against them. civil society human rights activists. everyone now is the enemy and it's very dangerous talk, indeed. >> to iraq now where government forces have suffered a major set back into the fight over the islamic state in iraq and the levant. isil fighters seized the government compound in the city of ramadi.
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[ gunfire ] >> the symbol of the authority in ramadi is under the control of islamic state in iraq and the levant. ramadi is a city that long been fought over. but isil fighters launched an all-out all assault. they managed to penetrate using suicide-bombers. government forces and their local sunni allies were not able to stop isil's advance. many of them were killed. it is a strategic blow to the authorities, who have been losing ground in other areas of the province. the assault on ramadi was part of a large scale attack on government forces on multiple fronts in the province. late thursday isil used 22 suicide-bombers to target the barracks of security forces in
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the town. it is clear that isil considers anbar strategic. it controls territory that it controls in neighbor be syria. it controlled most of anbar province before this latest assault. now isil controls most of the capital of the sunni heartland. people were caught in the fighting and the fear is that isil will punish those who cooperated with the authorities. council, officials in anbar are blaming the central government in baghdad for isil's huge gains. sunni tribes allied with the government have been warning that isil would make gains if military reinforcement and weapons weren't sent to ramadi. but the government won't give sunni tribes weapons because they're suspicious of their loyalty, and regular forces are too week to fight this war alone.
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>> there is no coordination with the members. >> after suffering military set backs in other provinces isil can now claim a victory just weeks after the government declared a military campaign to recapture anbar. al jazeera baghdad. >> america will provide rockets ammunition and other supplies to iraqi forces. we have more from washington, d.c. >> the u.s. government obviously is watching developments in ramadi and in anbar province with concern. however, the state department spokesperson said on friday this is an area that has been
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contested between the iraqi military and isil for several months. so the situation is not as clearcut as some might assume. >> there will be good days and bad days in iraq. isil is trying to make this a bad day in ramadi. we see this as a long-term fight in conjunction with iraqi partners. we're confident that iraqi forces with support from the coalition will continue to push back isil where they've tried to gain advantages on the ground. our policy and engagement remains the same. >> there have been efforts to push back isil across the country, however they say there is no plan for the u.s. to put in ground troops because ultimately this is a fight that the iraqi military and local forces are going to have to
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carry out. >> dozens of people have been killed in yemen despite a humanitarian cease-fire. they say the continuing violence is hampering aid delivery. in syria at least 20 people have been killed in government shelling in the northern city fuel tanks from damaged in the attacks along with several homes homes. >> neighboring province of idlib 15 people have been killed by shells fired by syrian government forces. the crisis developing in southeast asia. around 8,000 people are crammed on to boats drifting at sea with nowhere to go. most of them are rohingya fleeing ethnic violence in myanmar.
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mamalaysia and thailand has refused them from entering their waters. >> there may be as many as 8,000 people on boats right across the sea and the malacka straits. but one particular boat that has media and international attention is a boat that the navy found off the province. you'll remember the pictures of thai helicopters dropping food pack packets to the people on board. the people spoke of the immense deprivation that they had suffered running out of foote food and water days earlier. they spoke about one person maddoned by grief threw themselves over board and two others were dying of starvation. we heard on board there are
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three particular men's whose families are in refugee camps and bangladesh. they pick took it upon themselves to write to the thai government to rescue them and save lives. this is spread across the christ. indeed unofficial has said if something isn't done urgently we will have boats full of dead people. >> well, indonesia's navy has prevented another migrant bolt from entering indonesia waters. they rescued 700 other people trapped at sea. we're at the center where they're being treated. >> they were on the boat for three months and their condition is still very, very week. they're here at a temporary shelter after they were rescued by fishermen.
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initially the indonesian navy and malaysian navy had rejected them. but now authorities are helping them feeding them, giving them medical assistance. they were very lucky that they met the fisher minute before the malaysian navy. up until now they will accepted away every boat. it's hard to imagine these people three months on a boat to bring the smallest children under very dangerous journey where they were facing fighting, they were facing hunger and thirst, and now they're facing a very uncertain future here in indonesia. >> still ahead here on al jazeera they're living in camps and surviving off rations.
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these people were burundi say they won't be going home any time soon. and business in the sky. u.s. airlines are flying into trouble being edged out by competitors in the gulf. >> you'll see a show that has an impact on the conventional wisdom that goes where nobody else goes... >> my name is imran garda i am the host of third rail and you can find it on al jazeera america
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>> al jazeera america, weekday mornings. catch up on what happened overnight with a full morning brief. get a first hand look with in-depth reports and investigations. start weekday mornings with al jazeera america. open your eyes to a world in motion. >> hello there you're watching al jazeera. doctors in burundi have accused police of entering an emergency room in a hospital and shooting injured soldiers. it comes after an attempted
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coupe of the president. he is back in burundi and says there is peace across the country. isil fighters have taken control of the government's headquarters in ramadi, the capital of iraq's largest province anbar. indonesia's navy has prevented another migrant boat with hundreds on board. around 8,000 migrants are crammed in boats with nowhere to go. returning to our top story the u.n. said that more than 100,000 people from burundi have fled the political unrest. many are staying near the board of are you wanda. >> many more refugees wait for their share. thousands come from neighboring rwanda afraid the political instability back home will get worse and many more people will
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die. >> there is violence. so they don't want to fight or be involved in any part of the people, you just have to flee. >> nearby they are worried but reliefved his wife, children and some members of his extended family escapeed. >> i did not feel safe in burundi. i criticized the president and three men threw stones at us and said they would kill us. my family was afraid. >> around the corner she was not physically attacked but threatened. she remembers rwanda in the 1990s. >> if someone tells you that they'll kill you, you have to run away. in 1993 people were killed. it could happen again. >> other countries in east africa have taken refugees from
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burundi. the u.n. said that thousands have fled. this camp has around 5,000 people. 2,000 of them are children. some say they crossed into rwanda late at night so they wouldn't be seen by people. >> they removed them from another area. so far we're coping. if more come it will get worse. >> thosethe president wanted a third term, but his critics want him out. some believe that that violence in burundi is far from over and they won't be going home soon. >> rebels have backed out of a peace accord with the government and other armed groups.
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they signed a preliminary deal but wanted more and they say the deal does not meet their needs. boston bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev sentenced to death after deliberations of 14 days. >> dzhokhar tsarnaev sat with a stoic face. >> there is nothing happy about having to take somebody's life. i'm satisfied. i'm grateful that they came to that conclusion because for me i think it was the just conclusion. but there is nothing happy about
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any sing bit of this situation. >> 's going to hell. but he's going to get there quicker than he thought. >> tsarnaev's lawyers never argued that their client was innocent of those attacks but only that he came from a troubled home and would never have taken part if not for his brother tamerlan. they argued for life without parole. but the jury, who heard from witnesses whose limbs were blown off found his crimes heinous cruel and depraved. the decision will be appealed. the death penalty is highly controversial in the state of massachusetts where no one has been executed in 70 years. >> we know there are going to be appeals about whether the death qualified nature of this jury, that is to say that everybody who served had to be able to impose the death penalty but the majority of bostonians aren'tare opposed to the death
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penalty. is this a group that represent the community. >> in the end they all agreed that dzhokhar tsarnaev must pay for his crimes with his life. kristen saloomey, al jazeera. new york. >> two of the ceos are calling on their government to help them fight back against the open trade war. they say subsidies have given three gulf airlines an unfair advantage. >> with the u.s. capital within eye shot airplanes of all sizes from the three major u.s. airlines land hundreds of times a day many carrying the very lawmakers and government employees the big three u.s. airlines are calling on to intervene. what they say has become a global airline trade war. >> this is not protectionism.
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this is about enforcing trade policy. this is about what our nation stands for in the united states, which is fair competition free of distortion, particularly subsidized disportion. >> delta and united airlines say that the airline industry is under attack. unlike the free market system in the u.s. emirates, eteac and qatar airways are government own and receive multi billion dollar subsidies to grow and expand. in the short time since the u.s. open skies agreement was negotiated, gulf carriers have increased their seat capacity to the united states by 1500%. daily departures up 32%. u.s. airlines say this rapid expansion has flooded the market and edged out u.s. competitors. but the ceo of qatar air this
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week fired back saying the u.s. airlines have only themselves to blame. he points to surveys that show when it comes to customer service the u.s. airlines rate well below the gulf carriers. >> we're serving the wider people of this great country of the united states. we're providing people seamless travel experience and high standards of inflight product. we're giving them a travel experience that they wouldn't get from anybody else. >> still, the u.s. airlines are pushing for their government to freeze the gulf carrier's right to fly to the u.s. until the issue of fair competition can be addressed. >> i think the airlines ceos stand up and argue against the free market is shameable. the center graft of the world has shifted and right now, it's in southern asia and southern africa and guess where the gulf
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carriers are, right in the middle that have. >> in what has become an increasingly fierce battle for business in the sky. kimberly halkett al jazeera, washington. >> u.s. military said that the wreckage of a missing marine helicopter in nepal has been discovered. search teams found it east of kathmandu. it disappeared while delivering aid on tuesday. the u.s. military spokesman said that it's unlikely there are any survive survivors. indiana's prime minister narendra modi and chinese have agreed on several deals education and rail, and scientific research. young australian men are facing problems or problems being big. the number of menussing steroids to enhance their bodies.
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it often results in depression and eating disorders. >> training in the gym has been part of nathan's life since he was 13 years old. he was he said a skinny kid and he wanted to feel better about himself. but getting bigger muscles became an obsession which at one stage led him to using steroid. >> you look in the mirror, and you put on five keel kilos and you think you would be happy but then you want to put on another five kilos and the goals just keep coming. >> he was suffering from what is called bigger recognize i rexia. it is reverse anorexia. sufferers can spend hours every day thinking about the size of their muscles the food they eat and their training regime. part of what makes this muscle dysmorphia a clinical illness is
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that it's starting to impair their job performance or their ability to get along with their friends or to hold down friendships or relationships and just to function in general. >> at least half of big-rexia sufferers use steroids for what they think is the perfect body. they're usually illegal to buy without prescription and they can be a potentially deadly habit. because steroid use is a tabu subject the number of people who use them is hard to know. research estimates that in australia they've seen the use of steroid use up four-fold. the irony while it is used to improve their bodies they're using drugs that could damage them and could kill. some of the long-term side effects including heart disease and commonly severe depression.
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social media fuels the disorder. >> what social media allows us to do is not just to compare ourselves to the person in the room with us, but to compare ourselves with hundreds and thousands of people just. >> when he was suffering costello felt he had no one to talk to. he hopes by going public others won't have to suffer in silence too. al jazeera sydney. >> some of the oldest and most grandiose transportation systems in the world and now the moscow metro is expanding. rory challands went underground. >> deep beneath the streets a lavish subterranean world of mosaics sandlers, grand
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architecture and exquisitely rendered details. and people in a hurry lots of them because however beautiful all this is, it's not a museum, it's a transport network. 196 stations, 10,000 trains a day, 12 lines 327 kilometers of track and on average working day 8 million passengers, moscow undenybly has one of the world's greatest metro systems. by the time the first train started rolling may 15, 1935, there were already 15 other underground networks in europe. mostmoscow's may have been late, but this was stalin's project. a boast to his own people and the world of communism's radiant future. the expansion pushed on even while moscovites hid from world
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war ii's bombs. >> every station has its history. except the station that has existed for 80 years. everyone carries a layer of energy put into it over 80 years by the people who maintained them and used them. >> in recent years like many transport systems the moscow metro has proven a soft target, suicide-bombers killed 40 people in 2010. and a few accidents like last year's fatal underground derailment have tarnished an otherwise pretty good safety record. but the system's main challenge in the 21st century is how to cope with the overcrowding and financial constraints of a mega city holding between 13 and 17 million people. >> we have a great plan for the developer, from the moscow metro. after 2020 we have a plan to increase our metro system and to double. the last 50% of our lines metro
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