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aung san suu kyi's n.l.d. wins a majority in myanmar's election but who will become president? with the world news from al jazeera. also ahead a double suicide bombing in beirut kills at least-- beirut kills many people. i.s.i.l. says it did it. greece comes to a standstill as the leftest ruling party feels the heat of protest. the machine that gets drinking water out of the air that could
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help with the shortage in south africa. aung san suu kyi opposition party has won the myanmar's landmark election. the election committee has released more results showing the n.l.d. party has gained more than the two-thirds it needs to control parliament. aung san suu kyi's n.l.d. has secured more than 329 seats gaining control of both houses of parliament, but a quarter of the seats are allocated to the military which means it will remain hugely influential. myanmar's constitution also bars aung san suu kyi from becoming president because she married a british citizen and her children have british passports. still a very good day for her. wayne hay, what was the response to this? >> reporter: wayne, i'm not sure
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if you can hear me. i was just asking about the response to this quite dramatic news for aung san suu kyi and her party. i think we've lost wayne there. sorry, we will try and get him back later on. kurdish forces say they've entered some districts of the sinjar as they attempt to retake it from i.s.i.l. they have taken back several surrounding villages. sinjar is important because it is on the main highway between raqqa and mosul which are i.s.i.l. strong holds. the u.s. says it has launched air strikes in syria targeting jihadi john. it is not sure whether he was
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killed. his accent made him instantly recognisable in i.s.i.l. videos showing the murders of at least six civilian hostages. european police say they've broken up a group that has been recruiting fighters for i.s.i.l. 13 people were arrested in a series of coordinated raids in three countries. italian police say the group was plotting attacks on norweigian dip low mats. one is in prison in norway but he could be extradited toi ital to face charges. back to that news from myanmar. we have wayne hay back up again. he can hear us live in yangon. talk us through the results, wayne. >> reporter: yes. 329 was the magic number that the n.l.d., the party of-- n.l.d., the party of aung san suu kyi needed to pass to gain
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control both houses. remembering that the army is guaranteed a quarter of all seats in parliament. the u.s.d.p. has performed very poorly in this election. so far as won just 14 seats combined in both houses of parliament. so at the moment the n.l.d., it is clear that they will control the next government, they will be able to form the next government on their own. that means also that they will be able to choose who the next president of myanmar will be yes. any idea who that might be at this stage, wayne? >> reporter: no. we don't. the n.l.d., the leader aung san suu kyi, has so far in the lead-up to the election, and during this counting phase, has refused to speculate who that person may be. it will still come down to a parliamentary vote. that vote will take place early next year, but because the
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n.l.d. has such a large majority in both houses of parliament, it is just a formality, really. of course they will all vote whoever they put forward. it can be anyone, someone outside the party, but n.l.d. senior leaders have told us that they believe that it will be someone from within the n.l.d., remembering it cannot be aung san suu kyi herself at the moment because she is prevented from becoming the president because of a clause in the constitution the military, you touched on it briefly, they still remain quite significant players, don't they? >> reporter: yeah. absolutely. as i say, they will retain a quarter of all seats in parliament. they will still control three very large government ministries, three security ministries. they will control the police. so a lot of power still in government, in parliament, and i think a lot of eau legislation of the result of supporters of
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n.l.d. they have been through so much, 50 years of military rule, dictatorship, but there's still a lack of trust there, that they really won't believe what is happening in this country, that real democracy is coming until it happens, until we see the n.l.d. filling most of those seats in parliament next year. then the process will begin of them trying to foesht with the army to-- negotiate with the army to get some changes to the constitution, ultimately to do away with those military skits in parliament and to change the constitution when it comes to the role of the presidency and we may still see some time in the future a president title going to aung san suu kyi herself thank you wayne hay. the u.n. security counsel p council is making plans to send u.n. peacekeepers to burundi as political violence continues to escalate. it has condemned the killings, torture and human rights violations and also threatened sanction. at least 240 people have been
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killed since april. that's when the president began his bid for a third term which he controversially won. catherine soi has more from bujumbura. >> reporter: i just spoke to the foreign minister, who says he is happy about the resolution passed by the council. he says he is happy that the u.n. recognise a dialogue kneeled between the parties, whether in the country or outside the country. if you remembered, the regional talk about had opinion initiated by the east africa just before the presidential election. of those talks, the president of uganda and had launched the talk. elections happened and we haven't seen any forward movement in those talks. so the minister is saying that there needs to be a national dialogue. talks need to be jump-started to
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pacify this country and unite the people. so he says he is happy that the u.n. recognises that. he says that he is happy also with the tone of the draft of the resolution in terms of sanctions. the original proposes by france talked about targeted sanctions, but in this resolution that was passed, they talk about unspecified measures of the so the minimum steer told me that really targeted sanctions is not satisfy. the government is trying to deal with the rebellion, getting illegal weapons and trying to keep the country is safe. i'm in an area where police have carried out operations to get guns that they say are in the hands of civilians. it is a joint military and police operation. yesterday there was another area as well. police like i said they're saying that they just want to stem out a growing rebellion.
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the people are very afraid. they're saying that police are arresting them. they're saying that some of these people are being tortured, police are torturing them and arresting them, arresting innocent civilians as well. we talked to some people who had come back to their homes and they said that, you know, their homes had been looted and some of the-- homes had been looted and buildings destroyed. people are keeping away from this neighborhood which are a more or less opposition strong hold. they're very concerned and they want to go about their business and they're saying that the government really should tone down, but the police government officials we talk to say they're just doing what they need to do to keep this country safe and to get weapons out of hands that are not to be in lebanon has declared a day of mourpg for the 43 people killed in a suicide bomb attack. two blasts went off in a beirut
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suburb controlled by hezbollah. i.s.i.l. says it carried out the attacks. from beirut, do we know if it is, indeed, i.s.i.l.? >> reporter: like you mentioned, i.s.i.l. did claim responsibility for this attack, but there has been no independent confirmation. negotiations are continue with military police as well as other lebanese to try and identify the identity of the nationalities of the palmers who-- bombers who were involved. two suicide bombers detonated minutes apart. there was a third would be suicide bomber who failed to detonate his explosive device because he was killed in the explosion. there is no doubt that the aim of this attack was to inflict as
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much casualties as possible. we're not able to point the camera in that direction. we are not allowed to show the damage. the scale of the damage, this is a narrow street, a crowded area, a residential neighborhood, a street lined with shops and the bombings happened during rush hour. like you mentioned, more than 40 people killed and more than 200 injured. it has been described as the worst attack in lebanon in years. this country is not immune to violence i was going to ask you, i know the lebanese always are resolute when being attacked. they say it won't get them down, but what are they saying about this one? >> reporter: defiance. that is the mood that you feel when you talk to the people on the ground. last night there was anger, shock and also defiance. people will call it a hezbollah strong hold, but this is where hezbollah supporters live.
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the target was civilians and the target was the supporters of hazara who tried to change their stance, but when you talk to people here, they say this is not going to phase us, we will continue to support the party. we will continue to believe that, you know, that the party hezbollah has repeatedly said over the years, our decision to fight in syria is a strategic one and we're not changing it. hezbollah members of party were saying they will continue their war against what they say is terrorism. undoubtedly, there is fear behind this defiance. people are worried that the sick el of violenceful return. there wassa campaign of attack in the southern suburbs. civilians were killed between 2013 and 14. this is the first time april bombing has happened in over a year thank you. still to come venezuela's pt calls an ambush as two of his
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nephews are indicted on drugs charges in new york. plus. >> reporter: i'm reporting from south korea's chopstick festival, .
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>> lead paint... plaster that is falling... rodent infestation. >> if it was your own children, you'd have the money to take care of it. >> who does the buck stop with? hello again. the top stories. aung san suu kyi's n.l.d. won the historical poll. the opposition has gained a majority in both houses of parliament with more than 80% of
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votes counted. lebanon has declared a nation day of mourning for the 43 people killed in suicide bomb attacks. two blasts went off in a suburb of the capital controlled by hezbollah. i.s.i.l. says it carried out the attacks. u.n. security counsel p council has adopted a resolution to condemn the killings in burundi. it is planning to send peacekeepers to end the violence there. the u.s. holocaust museum has released a report accusing i.s.i.l. of genocide. it says the targeting of people has involved mass killings and rape of thousands of women and girls. >> reporter: more than 17 months after iraqi forces love ninevah province, the people have become the starkest example of the devastation by i.s.i.l. hundreds of thousands of people displaced thousands killed or
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enslaved. i.s.i.l. has persecuted very many people, a report by the u.s. holocaust museum says the people have been targeted. >> you don't need to destroy the tyre group. it's the intent that is the critical factor. in in this case that intent exists. >> reporter: their attacks phenomenon a long history of oppression at the hands of both sunni and shia extremists. >> we believe there were signs for the potential of this violence in iraq going back decades that has put minorities ata cute risk >> reporter: facing prolonged displacement from homes, they will need both humanitarian aid and physical protection. one activist said when i.s.i.l. is defeated its victims must not take justice into their own hands with reprisals. >> individuals who lost their family members are not to think that they will go there to have
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an advantage over the pupper hand of the military to take revenge. gentleman bringing i.s.i.l. to justice will require hard evidence of their atrocities and campaigners are worried about gaps in the documentation, but this report is an important step in the effort to bear witness the palestinian authorities issued orders to create a joint force to protect hospitals in the occupied west bank. it is in upons to the killing of a palestinian man by undercover israeli forces at a hospital in hebb hebron. >> reporter: have a look at the second row to the left. what looks like a man dressed in an abeya and in the next row someone else disguised as a pregnant woman. the lead doctor says that is the ploy the unit used to get in.
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>> translation: what do you think when a unit of under cover security raid a hospital. they came under cover, not even as soldiers, to arrest one of the patients who was lying injured in his bed. the crime became uglier when it surprised the companion of the patient and shot him with five bullets and executed him in the hospital. >> reporter: the companion it turns out was the patient's cousin. he died of his wounds. the suspect is then wheeled out of the surge cal unit. he is accused of stabbing an israeli man. his brother was in the room at the time. >> translation: the first thing they did was to handcuff my hands to a bed. he was walking out of the bathroom as he was preparing to pray, the undercover security manned asked him to stand. as he was looking at them, they shot him. >> reporter: that version differed from earlier reports which say he was trying to stop
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the arrest at the time he was shot. emotions in the city of hebron are already very strained. the last few weeks have been marked by protests and reprizal attacks from both sides. separating facts from opinions or even emotions isn't straightforward. news of the raid is spreading. there has been a somewhat muted response from the israeli side although it has confirmed that the arrest did take place anti realise in greece have turned violent after police fired tear gas at protestors. more than 20 thousand people gathered outside parliament in athens to show their anger at cuts to pensions and benefits. a nationwide strike would shut down stool and public transport. >> reporter: it is a wake-up call for cesar, the first gen
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rail strike since coming to power. a sign of continuing anger. many people believe the party ignored work earrings and left when it reversed its anti policy months ago. unemployment is stuck at just under 25% and many don't believe the party's promises to reduce poverty. he is cutting five billion dollars from the budget next year and the economy continues to shrink. half of that is to come from pensions and no group of pensioners is more worried been the self-employed because their fund is bankrupt. >> translation: the problem is broader policy. when small businesses are closing and professions find themselves on the street, the pension fund can't gather enough contributions. >> reporter: the burden on contributors are heavy. there are 1 pie 4 to each worker. almost 60% of their pay goes to taxes and social security. the highest margin in the developed world. like many self-employed people,
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this woman has fallen behind in payments and is trying to catch up. >> translation: i don't know if i will ever have a reward for the money i'm paying now. it's as though i'm throwing it down the toilet. if there were a choice, i would opt for private insurance without question. >> reporter: these two people are both at this march, unhappy in work and in retirement. >> reporter: a year ago the labor unions were behind cesar. they thought it was greece's best chance of breaking the psych emof spending cuts and recession. it's not just pensions. he promised no new taxes and said it would restore minimum wage to $800 a month. now that it has caved in, the union turning against it. social security analyst says pensions have already fallen by 45%. he thinks the government should crack down on undeclared labor. >> translation: you can't cut pensions and allow six billion euros worth of contributions to
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go uncollected since last year. that's the size of contribution eau invitation right now. if someone works many days, they claim contributions. >> reporter: penalizing plovers could lead to severity punching down to more unemployment two nephews of venezuelan president have been indicted in the united states on drug charges. the suspects were arrested and appeared briefly in court in new york on thursday. they're accused of conspiring to smuggle coin cocaine into the u.s. it comes at a sensitive time for the pt who ask facing parliamentary elections in three weeks time. >> reporter: this is the four-page indictment that the men face. they're accused of trying to import 5 kilograms or more of
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cocaine into the united states. the key words there, or more, because some reports suggest it was as much as 800 kilograms. this is what we're told was a sting operation. that the men were invited to a hotel on tuesday. they were met by authorities who handed them over to drug enforcement agency from the united states. ment men were put on a private plane and flown to new york. they con fumbled that they were nephews of the venezuelan president. if convicted they face life in prison. there has been no official comment from the venezuelan mission in the united states. a question was asked at the white house. the smokes men said he could confirm that two men had been arrested but gave no more details. no official comment from the presidential palace. what we did have was a tweet which reads, neither attacks nor imperial ambushes will affect
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the people. we have only one destiny. you will remember last year the former head of venezuelan intelligence services was arrested. he wasn't deported to the united states, but went back to venezuela and there he said that it was a plot to undermine destabilize and eventually try to overthrow his government. these arrests will not be welcomed by him. even though, as i say, we've had no official comment part of south africa has been declared disaster areas as they face serious draughts. some say it is the worst in 30 years and the government is trying to ration its worse resources, but newspaper technology could help to ease the situation. reporting from lady smith. >> reporter: this machine is called the water from air. something so relatively new in south africa. >> making rain while the sun shines. cool the arp down, suck it into the machine, drop in into an ultra violet tanks.
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it goes through a process without chemist cams and chlorine. it gets held and we are drinking yesterday's humid ultimately. >> reporter: it could be a long solution as taps run dry in many cases. more water tanks are being provided as a short-term measure. >> the situation is bad. it is critical. there are lots of residents that don't have tap water. >> we don't know how long it will be. we all just expect the worst. >> reporter: the larger unit holds up to one thousand five hundred liters a day. the smaller about 32 liters. they cost between 2,000 and 80,000 which is expensive for the poor majority. government experts say they're working with people at looking at ways to make the technology affordable. >> technology that is available in the market, particularly that can be sustainable to our people so that even if they have to get the water, they're able to pay for it, but also those that do not have money to pay for water,
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they can be able to be assisted in the district areas. >> reporter: the dry seasons are getting longer, not just in south africa but across the region. people living in mural areas are most at risk. when the dam is full, it comes right up to the edge. a lot of dams in south africa look like this. governments say mosh 6,000 rural communities will be affected. water rationing in some regions will likely continue until the dry spell ends. converting humid ultimately in the air to clean drinking water could be a long-term solution south korea's crowned its first chopsticks child prgety. he was awarded the top prize at the 2015 festival described as the first of its kind from the city of chang chwe.
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>> reporter: all big sporting events require opening ceremonies these days, but the wait can add to the nerves. accept for these young children broadcasting live to the nation. the weapons of choice, well this is the first ever international festival devoted to chop sticks. some thrive, some wilt under the pressure. some enjoy the lime light just a little too much. one girl stands out. ice cool, a class above. six-year-old is crowned the chopstick prodigy. >> translation: i practice with my mum a lot, so i was able to move lots of beans. i practiced a lot. >> reporter: it's all part of an annual cultural festival. they decided to make the most of a shared culture going back 2000
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years. >> translation: for the culture, we can open a new future to harmony, assistance and cooperation by over coming conflicts an confrontation. >> reporter: chop sticks divide as well as unite. chop sticks are different in each country. south koreans there's no contest. the median one is the perfect one. those find them a little bit slippery, but there is the saving grace that you can eat a lot of korean food politely with a spoon. back in the hall the final. after a day's of practicing, victory is sweet. >> translation: i'm so happy my body can fly away. we put in work. we practiced hide >> reporter: prize money of nearly a thousand dollars, they
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can afford to eat well at their dinner well done. she has a long career ahead of her there. you can always keep up-to-date with all of the stories including the chopsticks championship by logging onto our website, >> this week on talk to al jazeera - the once high powered capitalist in russia turned human rights activist - bill browder. >> i had more than $1 billion, which was a huge amount of money-- in any circumstance, but certainly back then, and in russia. >> the financier had a spectacular rise with his investments quadrupling - but then browder began calling attention to corruption and crossed the wrong people. >> i was locked up overnight. and then i was deported the next day and decl a


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