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the votes are in. burkina faso picks a former prime minister as the country's new leader welcome to al jazeera. coming up in the next half hour, pope francis warns world leaders that the world is heading to suicide if action is not taken to stop climate change. war of words. russia accuses turkey of downing its fighter jet to protect i.s.i.l.'s oil supply. >> china's currency gets a boost as it joins an elite group.
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after three deck i think of resume, burkina faso is waking up to a new president. roch marc christian kabore won the election with more than 50%. these were the first elections since an uprising in account leading to blaise compaore resigning. >> reporter: the people of burkina faso celebrate what they call the end of political turmoil with the election of former prime minister roch marc christian kabore. they believe the country has entered a new era of fiscal democracy. he won 53% of the votes cast on
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sunday. he was followed by a blaise compaore. the new president was prime minister and at the last time pick the the past. he worked with blaise compaore. and it means change from them. roch marc christian kabore is a man that worked with blaise compaore, removed from power by a popular uprising in 2014. this is a man that had been with blaise compaore for 25 of the 27 years he was in power. however, there are those that say after the popular uprising
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of 2014, there's no one leader who can force his will on the people of burkina faso any more. so, tonight celebrations going on in various parts of ouagadougo, cars honking, people shouting. there were songs earlier on here, and, of course, the victory speech by the winning candidate. >> close to 150 heads of state are in the french capital to add political momentum to the u.n. climate conference. 25,000 are hoping to secure a deal to cut emissions. environment editor nick clark reports. >> reporter: getting 147 world leaders to sit to record the moment for prosperity is almost as hard as getting consensus on how to battle climate change. this time there's a sense it could be different. >> paris must mark a decisive turning point. we need the world to know we are
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headed to a low resistant future. and there's no going back. >> all the leaders took the floor. before long president obama was at the podium. i came as leader of the economy and second largest emitter to say that the united states of america recognising the role in creating the problem, we embrace responsibility to do something about it. china was the fillon of the peace, but tres concessions need to be made. >> it is imperative to respect differences among countries, specially developing countries, capacity building and structure. it should not deny countries to increase poverty and living
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standards. >> questions are arrived about india's role. negotiators fear accepting an agreement could impact economic prosperity as it tries to bring millions out of poverty. >> the prosperous have a strong carbon footprint, and billions have the boredom later. are expecting space to grow. the choices are not easy. >> so the preliminary drawings were closed, there has been a lot of grand opening statements from the world leaders. the question is will it be backed up by negotiating teams. activists say there's never a better time for agreement. but there's a lot to be done. >> we want leaders to recognise they have dragged people too long. too much life has been lost, too much fertile land, drought, oceans and they have to play
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catch up now. >> long days and nights lay ahead as now the hard work begins. the head of the roman catholic church warned that the stakes are high. >> i'm not sure i cane say to you now or never, from the first one in tokyo to now. little has been done. every year the problems are more serious. we are at the limits. if i may use a strong word, i'd say that we are at the limits of used. i'm certain all of us at cop 21 are conscious and want do something we spoke to bill nile, laying out steps that leaders could achive to reduce carbon
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emissions. the big goals are we want to be completely renewable and provide electricity to everyone in the world. we believe we can get it to 80% of the world by 20130, and everyone by 2050. the way to do this is get serious by exploiting wind and solar energy. for example, in the united states we have enormous wind resources we don't take advantage of. there's enormous sol or resources with do not take advantage of. we can do this. in the engineering community we want the developing societies to skip the step of using fossil fuels that create all this trouble. in china they have pollution
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indicis where it was off the chart, beyond the former maximum. there's so much in the air. we want them to stick the steph and go to renewables and a grid where the key to the internet is all the computers have to be on the same time, have the same time stamp. that can be done with satellite information, not just with hard wires. we that's an example. we want the societies to skip the step of fossil fuels. now with the world's most advanced - the society using the most energy per person, the united states, with it reaching the tipping point, accepting that humans are causing climate change, i believe the u.s. can lead the world, explore the technologies, people will get on
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board faster than you imagine. everyone will want to use free energy. >> russia's president lashed out at turkey for shooting down a russian jet. vladimir putin repeated the accusation that ankara's intention was to protect supplies of oil from i.s.i.l. to turkey. >> we have now received additional information, unfortunately, confirming the fact that the oil produced in territories under the control of i.s.i.l. and similar territories in huge quantities is entering turkey. turkey has not apologised for shooting aircraft but expressed regret and offered dialogue with russia. >> clearly, it does not rest with turkey. we have no intention to escalate
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the situation. >> we are ready to talk at every level on the syrian border or on the line. this is the turkey-syrian border, not the border of any other country. >> the u.s. government says it can confirm the russian jet entered turkish air space before being shot done. nadim barber has more. >> the dependents by the ambassador are the first time that an american official went on the record explicitly stating that the u.s. has data barking up turkey's -- backing up turkey's version of events, saying the russian plane entered turkish air space. they had, until now, not been so
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full support. there was a press conference, and they did say clearly that all n.a.t.o. allies support turkey's rights to defend the integrity at the same time as welcoming turkey's efforts to re-establish direct contact with moscow. and de-escalate the situation. certainly, to be fair to ankara, there's some efforts to de-escalate some information. at the same time it's not clear what the contacts are. they seem to be severed right now. >> the remains of the pilot killed in that incident have been returned to russia. the coffin was carried from the plane to a military armoured guard. the air force chief told attendees that those responsible for the death will get the
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punishment they deserve. >> david cameron will call a one day debate to decide whether air strikes should be launched from syria. he is trying to garner support in parliament. >> i believe there's growing support across parliament for a compelling case to answer the call from the allies, to act against i.s.i.l. this syria and iraq. the headquarters in many ways of the terrorist is in syria, and it makes no sense to recognise this border in the action we take when i.s.i.l. don't recognise the border. it's in the national interests. it's the right thing to do. we'll act with our allies, we'll be careful as we do so. it's right to do this. to keep the country safe. >> still ahead on al jazeera - in the dock - the trial begins for one of six police officers accused of killing a black man in the u.s. >> a bold visit by the pope.
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the pontiff preaches peace in the central african republic.
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>> half a million fields will lie fallow. >> if we had another year of this severe drought, i'd say all bets are off. welcome back, a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. after nearly 30 years, burkina faso has a new president. roch marc christian kabore has won more than 50% of the vote from sunday's historic election. the heads of close to 150 nations are in the french capital to ad political memento to the u.n.'s climate
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conference. some 25,000 delegates are hoping to come to a deal to cut carbon emissions furk russia's president accused turkey of downing a plane so it didn't stop oil from i.s.i.l. turkey deny itted but offered guile og with the russians -- dialogue with the russians people in deraa say they've been forced to leave their homes. al jazeera spoke to people in the area. >> translation: travel risks increased since russian air strikes started. in the past few days strikes resulted in the death of civilians, some internally displaced. >> funerals have been hold for 44 people killed in a syrian town. the main market was packed with
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shoppers when it was bombarding. the syrian opposition and allies accused russia of carrying out the attack 18 people have been killed in violence in fallujah in central iraq. five civilians killed by shelling linked to the iraqi army. a car bomb killed 13 soldiers at a checkpoint in ramadi, the army is warning residents to leave immediately ahead of an offensive to retake the city from i.s.i.l. imarat al-sahra has more -- imr imran khan has more iraqi security entered the area of anbar, they say they had a breakthrough taking the palestine bridge, a connection between ramadi and fallujah, an i.s.i.l. stronghold. they took the bridge. i.s.i.l. are effectively cut into two and cannot reinforce fighters in ramadi. now what the iraqi security forces are doing, is they are
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going into neighbourhoods methodically. now, this operation has been stalled. it's been a year in the making. prime minister abd-rabbu mansour hadi blamed the heat to lack of air strikes. they have been key in the recent days, and weakened forces. iraqi security forces were allowed in. what we have been told is civilians trapped in ramadi are able to leave as long as they wave a white flag. we haven't seen pictures of anyone waving a flag nor are there reports of civilians able to leave. if ramadi is taken by the security forces in the next few days, it will be seen as a victory in the fight against i.s.i.l., particularly in anbar province. >> two israeli men have been convicted of killing a palestinian teenager. 16 year-old kadir was kidnapped in the occupied east jerusalem and burnt alive.
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a lird suspect and -- third suspect and alleged ringleader is yet to be convicted. stephanie dekker reports. >> reporter: an insanity plea at the last hour. this is the man accused of masterminding the murder of a palestinian teenager. this 30-year-olds arrived in court monday morning. the two minors were guilty of murder, but the judge needs to assess his state of mind at the time. >> translation: we are surprised at the insanity plea. it's manipulation, he can't get away with this crime. we don't believe he's insane. the crime was well planned. >> reporter: this is surveillance footage from the moment of the kidnapping. the 3 israelis took the 16-year-old from his neighbourhood. they beat him and burnt him alive in a forest. after their rest they told israeli security services they did it in retaliation for the
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murder of three teenage israeli settlers in the occupied west bank the month before. it ignited the street with violent confrontations on a daily basis. it was a spiral of violence that many believed sparked the war in gaza. back outside the court. security was tight. >> it's taken a year and a half for the partial verdict to be reached. questions remained, will the main rink leader be found guilty, how will the minors besentence said. palestinians say they have little trust in the israeli justice system and believe israelis that commit crimes against palestinians are hardly held to act. the final verdict will be announced in three weeks, and the sentencing for minors will follow in jan. whatever decision is reached, it could have an impact on a dense takes on the -- intense situation on the ground the trial of one of six u.s.
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police officers charged with the death of freddie gray has begun in baltimore. officer william porter arrived in court on monday for jury selection. grail suffered spinal injury in police custody. his death sparked protest across the citiment john terrett has more. >> reporter: a judge rapped up jury selection for the day. it will resume form. tuesday in the united states. the case against william porter is manslaughter, he's facing a lot of charges, but that is the key one, a duty of care of responsibility to freddy grey. when he arrived for help, it was not called. the self-defence will be succinct. there was a new law in the city of baltimore where suspects were to be seatbelted into the back
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of the wagon. it was not applied across the city, and some of the police wagons didn't have saturday belts. they'll say look, freddie gray cricketed to his own death by being violent and aggressive in the back of the wagon 17 have been killed in a riot in guatemala. the army was sent in to take control of the prison, 40 miles south of the capital guatemala. david mercer joined us with more details. >> a fight broke out between what they say were two rival gangs and a third group of people. one of the initial theories that came out was that they were trying to create a distraction, a diversion to allow inmates to escape. that's been squashed and now it's been said it was a fight
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between a group of gangs is a third group assaulting visitors coming in it visit the prisoners. this is a prison designed to hold 600, and there's more than 3,000 inmates living there, and you get a sense of overcrowding. you get a sense of the two gangs running the gangs. >> there's two old rivals raised on the streets of los angeles, before being put here, and are responsible for a lot of violence in the country it was a shock to prison officials that this happened pope francis finished his tour of central african republic. finishing in bangui. >> reporter: under intense
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security pope francis ventures into bangui to meet leaders. the pk5 neighbourhood is surrounded by armed groups he called for them to unite. >> translation: christians and muslims lived together. we say no to hate red. many say the pope's vision is important. they have descended into a conflict. the violence forcing nearly a million from their homes. interest. god willing if they listen to what the pope says. >> reporter: this is the final leg of a taller, taking pope francis to -- tour, taking
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francis to kenya and other areas. >> translation: to all those that make unjust use of weapons, lay down and arm yourself with righteousness. >> reporter: never befores has the head of the church visited an active zone, some regard it as a chance for open during troubled times. the international monetary fund added the chinese yuan, to the currencies that it uses as a measure of value, it's a victory for beijing's campaign for recognition as a global power. >> the head of the international monetary fund says it reflects changes in china's economy. kristen saloomey has more from the new york stock exchange. >> reporter: the announcement that the international monetary fund is adding the chinese ruan is not expect to have a large
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impact on the markets in wall street, it is a significant event. it's a sign of china said loud politically and economic will i. >> the addition and inclusion in the sdr basket of currencies is a recognition of reforms conduct conducted of the observing of the chinese authority. >> reporter: it joins the u.s. dollar, euro, pound, and japanese yen. the i.m.t. recognising the role of the chinese. >> some say it will lead to greater use and mean more cloud for china. like the united nations.
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they'll be a more responsible pare as a result, because they know that now they have the status and will uphold it. >> it will put pressure on the chinese government to loosen its grip. >> the people's bank of china has been criticized with inadequate communication with international markets. >> the decision to make the yuan an international reserve currency doesn't go into account until 2016 china's president arrives in zimbabwe on tuesday, as part of a trip to africa. during his visit. he is expected to pledge extra funding. and investment to the cash-strapped country. there's concern a promise of new loans could burden zimbabwe with bigger debt.
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most products sold are made in china. >> i take myself to south africa, for two months. i'm taking myself. things are good. >> zimbabwe's manufacturing sector braits at less than half the capacity. many are sold in china. sanctions were imposed. china has been criticized for not speaking out. china wants to borrow money for hospitals, roads and schools. the economy is struggling. some are behind government plans to pay.
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some say they have to pay back from stability to reduce, and measuring prices on the world markets. all of those are difficult to imagine happening. >> it has been accused of the not paying back loans. china is investing in projects and construction. it's building and donating medical equipment for poorly resourced public hospitals. china's loans are linked to commodity arrangements. now prices have fallen, new terms have to be agreed. some say it could lead to going deeper in debt japanese ships are leaving a port in tokyo to resume whaling in the antarctic ocean. japan stopped killing whales for a year under international pressure. tokyo insists the probing is for
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