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>> okay, clearly he's speaking in spanish. we think he'll translate himself in english. but while we're doing that, let's continue with those spots of how this may benefit the u.s. in the long term. >> first of all the bruno rodriguez talking about the change and different forces in the country and the united states that brought this moment to fruition, but going back to the point of how this will benefit the u.s. prior to this announcement on december 17th, and the manifestation there after diplomats were not able to travel outside of havana. now they will be to, and diplomats within what was previously the u.s. inter section had always been focused on sort of corralling these groups, these groups who were pushing towards democratic transition pushing towards the the end of the human rights abuses but they've been
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restricted because they can't push beyond the havana city limits. this is an island the size of new york to cleveland here. now they'll a broader reach of what they can do inside cuba. >> not complete freedom. i hear there is something going on outside of the cuban embassy. i want to speak in with our correspondent out there, libby casey. we saw as the flag raising was happening a lot more chanting and a lot more activity out there where you are. tell us what you're seeing and hearing. >> stephanie, by and large the protests are lifting the embargo. they're not protesting against the castro government, against cuba itself. we're hearing about long live cuba. long live raul, and long live fidel castro. but we saw one protester who was
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against the castro government. he was just arrested. he was covered in a red substance that was supposed to look like blood. it was a powder. the police were wearing gloves as they handled him. they were working to get him away from this site. that was a powerful image and reminder to many here that there is still a lot of concern about the practices of the cuban government stephanie. >> libby, thank you. we want to go back in to what is happening inside the cuban embassy. this is the foreign minister speaking and this is the english strandsalation. translation. >> today we pay homage to all those who died in its defense and renew commitment to future generations with absolute confidence for the generations to come to serve it with honor. >> okay, as minister rodriguez
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again goes into spanish we'll bring back david. is it surprising to hear there are a lot of pro-fidel supporters. >> these events are always stages for political protests. we saw in panama city and some of the americas, but it's interesting to see that there was only one. these are not random samples but it is em emblematic of the times. >> there has been generational change. how many of that can be accredited to reform under raul castro. >> raul castro has brought about a significant amount of reform. the human rights is probably not one of them, but in 2011 cuba created its version of the irs.
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we've seen liberalizing reforms. getting private businesses in the hands of every day citizens. this is something that you did not see underfy under fidel castro. when we see some of the regulations coming down from president obama we see them pushing forward that trend that we've seen in cuba. what is interesting is that it will potentially undermine this notion of cuban communism. that's the fascinating thing about all of this. the idea that all being equal not so much now. we start to see that, these haves and have nots. people will have relatives in south florida and miami and they'll get more money and the country side, particularly black cubans, you'll start to see a schism here. as that goes forward and we see more trade and richer and poorer classes start to develop that's a real problem for the castro
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government and one thing that the obama administration is pushing towards to create that schism. >> let's go back to the english translation of what is being said in the cuban embassy by the cuban minister. >> the idea to revere, we now this presence in this city in april 1959 with the efforts to promote bilateral relationships. the purposes that brought him to this country on such an early time are the same that have been pursued throughout these decades and coincide exactly with the ones we pursue today. many in this room politicians journalists, upstanding person personalities in the fields of art and science students have been able to treasure unlimited hours reaching talks with the commander which allow them to get a better understanding of our goals and decisions.
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>> we'll head back out to libby casey outside the embassy. libby, striking really to see the foreign minister of cuba standing between two flags the americaning from right next to the cuban flag, raised above the embassy 40 minutes ago. what else are you seeing where you are? >> stephanie we're right across the street. we're also on cuban soil. this is like the visa office, and a cuban flag just went up right behind where all the media is located. it was a much quieter moment but it was one where the family gathered. it's one where cuban americans on hand, and just to see that flag go up much as we saw behind us a little while ago here at the embassy itself, it was really pretty striking given how many decades the u.s. and cuba have just not had a diplomatic relationship. now we did see a member of the
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white house team inside the embassy attending this speech, this event today. we also have an assistant secretary for this state department, but there is by no means an uniform agreement that this is the way to go. republicans and some democrats pushing back against the white house for taking these steps. stephanie, there is legislation in congress to training the embargo embargo. one bill will allow agricultural products to go back and forth and for the u.s. to export directly to cuba. we see members of the business community. american businesses are watching closely with what happens next. >> libby casey outside for us live at the cuban embassy. david, one last thought on all of this. you spent time in cuba this year.
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we've seen sort of cautious optimism based on reporting from our reporters in havana, how would you feel if you were a cuban today seeing this activity? we understand that this is also being broadcast live on cuban tv, the opening of the cuban embassy in washington. is there reason for hope that some of the chips of repression are about to fall? >> i've spent time in what were previously intersections the one in washington and the one in havana. i spent two years in cuba, there is this area where cubans will gather every day. >> that's where the the success embassy. >> yes. they're not able to afford the restaurant and clubs they go there and live to the transitionter radio fish and dance. we've seen protests in the past.
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it's the lifeblood of havana and cuba. if you look off in the distance you can get the sense that obviously miami key west is only 90 miles away. people listening to transition for radios and micking up the marlin baseball games, everyone has a connection to the united states. in december i was interviewing a woman who said that now that relations are start to go normalize i predict that the embargo will be lifted within one year. who knows whether that is accurate probably not likely, but it gives you this sense of hope on the island that now with this change, with problem, who really garnered a lot of support back in 2008 when he was campaigning rekindled that hope that these two countries can finally see eye to eye again. >> perhaps a new era beginning in havana. david, thank you for your insights on this.
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we'll be right back with more news. >> these are babies in prison.
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>> the u.n. security council
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voted its approval to the nuclear deal with iran. paul beben is live at the united nations. good morning. this vote at the u.n. is considered a major milestone for this bill? >> absolutely. historic milestone. it represents the culmination of years of work behind the scenes between world powers and iran and the usa that process has been much more intensive and followed closely in the public eye. as recently one week ago there were still sticking points, but as you mentioned this historic deal has 90 days to go into effect. that will happen sometime mid-october. now what happens--the first thing that happens is that u.n. monitors will be in iran, and some sanctions will be lifted only if iran holds up it's part of the deal. this will go into effect in october and in december the aaea
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will give its report. the u.n. vote makes it international law, which has made a lot of people on capitol hill unhappy. but some democrats say they have not had sufficient time to review the deal, and there may be some realisticking points going forward. the obama m just gave the deal to congress yesterday. so they're just now getting the chance to begin formal debate on it. that will start this week. now congress, of course, is concerned about iran's bad actions. they say they want to be able to hold iran accountable. they want to stop iran from destabilizing its neighbors. this morning the u.s. ambassador samantha powers said that the u.s. is committed to holding iran accountable. >> this does not change our profound concerns of human rights violations committed by the government, and the instability fueled beyond it's nuclear program for its support of terrorist foxies and repeated
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threats against israel and other destabilizing activities in the region. we'll continue to invest in the security of our allies in the region. >> now iran's ambassador had a chance to speak about to talk about his side of the deal. he said, look, there is no proof that our program has been anything but peaceful. we've always been open to inspections and negotiations. we believe that all nation it's should only have peaceful nuclear programs, and iran also believes in non-proliferation. he also took the opportunity to push back at samantha power a little bit saying iran has only helped to promote stability and stabilize its neighbors. let's take a listen. >> it does not see peace in our region in its interest and considers peace as an engines an extension of itself.
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we alert our friends and neighbors not to fall into the trap. >> the fearest critic so far of the iran deal has been benjamin netanyahu of israel speaking to the knessett this morning. he said that the u.n. resolution is not the last world and the u.s. is trying to mollify israel's concerns. they'll be heading to saudi arabia tomorrow. they'll talk about more arms and defense assistance to those nations as this deal moves forward to ease some of their concerns. >> paul beben live for us at the united nations. thank you. iranian president rouhani campaigned on getting that nuclear deal done. he also promised female voters he would improve their lives. as ali velshi reports women still have a long way to go in iran but they are there are already noticeable changes. >> the image of the iranian woman today covered head to toe as mandated by the islamic
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government can come across to the west as one of submission or second class status. but look past the hijab and you'll find an astonishing level of participation in all levels of iranian society. >> you have over 50% of women graduating from units. women are delaying marriages limiting the number of children they're having, and they want to be actively edger engaged in the workforce. >> women now account for 60% of college students. they have gained greater access to healthcare and birth control and 70% of adult females have joined the adult workforce. >> we have many women who are active in various sectors of business trade import, export, and international transportation. >> iranian women have taken on political life as well. one of two female vice president in president rouhani's
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government, and is in charge of women and family affairs but she is still the exception. >> do you have a say at the table that is equal to men? >> we still need more women to be integrated within the system, and we must create room to use the full potential of our women. >> iran ranks 137th out of 142 countries when it comes to gender equality. along with the lack of political representation major issues range from equal pay. iranian women earn 59% of what iranian men do, to basic rights. >> with all that said legal discrimination still exist in the civil code and penal code. if at some point in time the woman runs into the legal system in the courts that's where they'll realize the huge disconnect disconnect in their
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role in society. >> and the hard liners continue to fight with fur progress. they fight women activists they fight for dress code and even keeping women from attending sporting events. >> saying you have to do that, talk like that or you can't be in that position. >> ultimately, that means president rouhani's government will have a tough time appeasing conservatives and an increasingly educated female voter agitating for greater rights. but they say that the fight will continue. >> women are more than half of the university graduates in iran. they are not paid as much as men for the same jobs. you are trying to get women into more government positions and to become members of the parliament, can women ever be full participants?
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full and equal participants in this society? >> in the last two years despite the poor condition that was passed on to us by the previous government we've tried hard to gain the general trust of society and our women. due to economic challenges we have not been able to fully address women's issues, but the president has pointed out the importance of women's participation and gender equality needs to be created. >> ali velshi al jazeera. >> the conversations with president buhari will like i focus on boko haram. his predecessor had limited success despite u.s. offers of assistance. since his election three months ago buhari has promised to defeat boko haram. it has been a year since militants kidnapped 276 school girls. fighting has been going on in
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nigeria for six years. the #bring back our girls went global when those school girls were kidnapped but despite intentions the efforts to find them have failed. >> the plight of thighs nigerian these nigerian girls won the world's attention with the #bring back our girls. celebrities and politicians endorsed the complain and gave people a way to unite around an you emotional cause. from europe to the u.s. and beyond. >> this is all over the world. women are rising, and asking for more in leadership. >> the campaign also ampfied calls in nigeria. . >> for then president goodluck jonathan to do more. it was nearly three weeks after
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the kidnappings that he first spoke about the crime. >> to insure that those girls are found and make sure that they rejoin their families. >> since then some girls have escaped, but it's raising questions about the nigerian's ability and the power of digital activism. >> you think as long as it goes viral as as long as the world is talking about it, that will solve the problem. but it does not necessarily do that. >> one is that many competing causes clamor for attention. >> we're constantly being bombarded. we look at something for 2.7 seconds then something else grabs our attention. >> social media campaigns calling for a specific action tend to produce more tangible change.
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>> when there are tsunamis and earthquakes, the red cross come. text help and $10 will go through your phone bill, and they did that. there was not a specific call for action. if i'm sitting in my apartment in new york city, and i see #bring back my girls and i tweet it, i'm not doing anything but tweeting it. >> the mass kidnapping of these girls in nigeria's chibok only saw the attention and then fade away. the documentary koni 2012 brought to attention and has 1 million views on youtube. many have searched for koni, but he remains free.
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they point out that the bring back our girls movement helped to put the spotlight on deteriorateing security in niger nigeria the concern of many who voted to bring president buhari. >> we shall continue advocacy and demanding and watch the current administration take charge and take lead. >> roxana saberi, al jazeera. >> when we come back, the new cuban embassy now open in washington, d.c. but it was met with protests, we'll go back live to dc next.
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only on al jazeera america >> live pictures outside of the newly opened cuban embassy. the flag was raised for the first time in five decades. libby casey has been covering this just across the street there. this was met with protest and i can hear some chanting going on behind you. >> stevie, by and large the people gathered here are supportive of cuba. they're actually calling for em embar goes or as they call it, blockades, to be totally lift: there are some protesters learned about the cuban government or regime as they're
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calling it. one protester calling for better humans rights, and one man was arrested because he tried to approach the embassy covered in what looked like blood a symbolic smattering of red substance that was crying out against human rights abuses. but for the most part this has been a a celebratory moment. the white house is represented and a member of the president's national security security staff and some members of congress are on hand, and senators, democrats tweet out their experiences stephanie. >> libby just a quick question. what will happen now? with they hope forare they open for business. >> the foreign minister from cuba he has not been in this country for decades will meet
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with secretary of state john kerry this afternoon for an one-on-one meeting. we'll hear from him on that. we've finally gotten confirmation that secretary kerry will head to havana in mid-august where he'll engage in a ceremony something like we saw here today at the u.s. embassy in havana. >> and libby any idea what secretary kerry will be talking with his counterpart about? >> in are a lot of businesses in washington to see how cuba will own up travel and exchange as well. >> libby casey outside of the newly opened cuban embassy. thank you. thanks for watching. i'm stephanie sy. the news continues next live from doha.
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>> agreement lifting economic sanctions against iran in exchange for tehran curbing it's nuclear program. a large explosion near the syrian border has killed 30 people and injured a hundred more. the turkish interior ministry said that it was a kurdish attack. and the cuban flag raised in washington as the two countries officially restore relations. well the cuban foreign minister has been speaking as as a news conference in washington. this is what he had to say. >> today we have a new
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opportunity to work to establish new and different bilateral relationships, different from all previous ones. to that end the cuban government commits its full will. the elimination of block said that has brought so much damage to our children, and the return of guantanamo and the return to cuba's sovereignty will give meaning to the historic event we're experiencing to date. >> well, we're live now from washington, and the cuban minister bruno rodriguez. >> congress still does have a say in all of this, and they need to vote to end the trade
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embargo. that does not seem likely. in the meantime, president obama will continue with executive actions he has been taking as part of u.s. foreign policy which he remains responsible for. but that trade embargo is not likely to end nor is there a new ambassador nominated. congress vow to go block the u.s. ambassador to cuba and the refurbishment of the u.s. embassy. there were pointed and specific issues that need to be sorted out for there to be a true meaningful normalization. they'll be speaking with secretary of state john kerry and i'm sure we'll hear more then about what this all really means beyond the similarism of this flag flying over the embassy for the first signs in
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washington, d.c. >> it's the culmination of months and months of extensive negotiation. i see there is a protest going on behind you as well. clearly a lot of people have very strong feelings about what is happening between the u.s. and cuba. in fact, almost everyone out here is in pfeiffer of limiting the cuban embargo. there was very little showing of those against this. during the 45-day period where congress had a say, it's a token opposition. we have senator marco rubio calling today capitulation monday. he said between what is happening between the u.n.
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security couple, it's a very bad day for foreign policy. he is of cuban-american extraction. he's running for the u.s. republican presidential nomination. really there is that hope that the embargo will be lifted. there are many business who is want to do business with cuba, especially with the oil coming online in cuba soon. they have pay handsomely to have a say on capitol hill and also, there are democrats who against this. >> thanks for that. in washington, d.c. outside of the cuban embassy. let's get more on that explosion in southern turkey.
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let's speak to the deputy editor of the turkish newspaper and website. he joins us live from istanbul. good to have you with us. this is thought to be an isil-linked attack targeting youth workers who have come to help the. syrian town of kobane. what do you make of that? this time terror really hit home. the interestingly this took place just ten kilometers from kobane from the syrian border. these youngster socialist youth as they call themselves, were organized to bring aid to kobane including toys for kids. they were a totally peaceful activists trying to help the kurds on the other side of the
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border against isis. therefore many people think this is an isis attack. nobody claimed it yet and the authorities have not disclosed or yet found who is the attacker suspected to be a suicide-bomber, but it is widely thought to be an isis attack. and many people here are saying that now it's time to wake up for the threat coming from isis. the government should take this more seriously because we're only considering it's a problem inside syria. >> in fact, the turkish government has been criticized for not taking on isil more aggressively. why is that? there is some criticism that, in fact, the turkish government sees the kurds as more of a threat than isil. >> well, the government has been criticized sometimes rightly sometimes wrongly. but the government saw them as
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the main problem. he took a little time for the government, the turkish government to realize the extremists within the opposition. some of which ultimately evolved into isis. that's a problem as well. i think the government has been seeing isis as a problem but it's been criticized for not really focusing on this burning issue. and also for some sometimes thinking that isis' balance of the kurds in the north in syria but people have been arguing arguing that acitizen is a problem and we should work with the kurds and it's still period to be in cooperation with the kurds. >> the world's speculation last month, that turkey may send troops into syria for the first
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time to combat isil and to combat the assad regime. do you think that is on the cordscards at all? >> well, there is always a dispute about that. there are always rumors about that. the government makes claims that it alludes to something like that but it's a also a risky situation. and i think the government is cautious to join this. but the interesting thing is that the government was trying to do something against isis, but was worried about the potential--the aftermath the reaction it would get from isis. but today the incident of today if it's proved to be an isil attack will show us that we should now worry about the reaction. we should go forward because this really attacks anyone that
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it means it's an infidel which is huge for the reason. >> thank you for your thoughts, speaking to us live from istanbul. an investigation it "s" under way in afghanistan after another so-called friendly fire incident. the worst since afghan forces took over from nato seven months ago. the police say seven afghan soldiers were killed when they were attacked by u.s. helicopters. taliban fighters then attacked the rescue mission as jennifer glasse reports from kabul. >> this was an afghan mission to retrieve the wounded and the dead after the u.s. airstrike hit check points rather than taliban fighters. >> in my opinion it was a mistake with the americans' coordinates. i can't see any other reason this would happen. >> some of the wounded soldiers had already been evacuated to a
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local school when the taliban attacked the medical team. the fight went on for hours. afghan soldiers continued to retrieve their comrades despite enemy fire. they don't have much choice. afghan forces have limited capabilities and rely on u.s. u.s.-led troops for support. >> only a small nato force remains mainly to train and help afghan forces. there are about 5,000 u.s. forces authorized to carry out what they describe as counter terrorism operations. the incident cured after the taliban fired on u.s. helicopters. u.s. officials say that they're investigating. a high level afghan delegation will look into what went wrong in the worst friendly fire killing since the beginning of
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the year. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. >> syrian activists say that isil has banned private internet access in its stronghold of raqqa. it has forced residents and fighters to move to internet cafes where they can be monitored. a leaflet has been distributed to cut private connections within four days. >> now yazidi boys were forced to convert to islam and trained them to fight and kill. erica wood has one boy's story. >> this is an isil training camp where children are shown how to use weapons and given religious education. this boy who doesn't want to be identified was taken to a camp like this after isil fighters took over his town in northern iraq. >> they taught us how to
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decapitate people. they taught us about the qur'an. they showed us how to carry out an attack and use weapons. they played with our minds saying we would not go back to our families in iraq. >> in june last year tens of thousands of yazidi people were forced to leave their homes in northern iraq after the towns were seized by isil fighters. some survived what the u.n. calls attempted genocide by attempting to sinjar mountain. thousands of others were captured and yazidi men were killed. women and children were either trafficked as sex slaves, forced into marriage or imprisoned. some poise were forced to convert to islam and sent to isil training camps. >> once they showed us the beheading video of the pilot another videos where they carried out attacks and other executions, everything was there. we saw how they were shooting. they brought it to us every week, and they showed us. >> this boy was sent to a camp in the syrian city of raqqa, a
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syrian stronghold. he said he and other prisoners were told to practice beheadings on dolls. >> they brought dolls and they told us how to hold the sort and how to chop off the head. they said that these infidel yazidis were not good. >> after five months in the camp he escaped along with his brother, but he said many others are still there victims of this seemingly never-ending conflict. al jazeera. >> the british prime minister said that integration is one of the ways that u.k. can stop its citizens from joining groups like isil. david cameron was unveiling his five-year plan to attack f. integration in u.k. he said there needs to be an effort to give everyone a sense of belonging. >> we have to confront a tragic
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truth that there are people born and raised in this country who really don't identify with britain, and who feel little and no attachment to people here. indeed there is a danger in some of our communities that you can go your whole life and experience little of other faiths and backgrounds. >> four italian construction workers have been kidnapped in western libya. security forces told al jazeera they were taken to the town under control of one of several armed groups. italy's foreign minister said that they were abducted near a compound of an italian oil and gas company in the region. >> chad's former president has been removed from his trial at a court in senegal. he was accused of crimes against humanity and has called the proceedings a farce.
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we caught up with one of the victims and watched the drama unfold. >> victims are walking towards the courthouse, and this is really more than a symbol. it's the end of a 16-year long journey for justice. ahead is the extraordinary african chambers where for the first time an african will be judged by africans. for them this trial is a victory. >> we want a fair and balanced trial. now it's time for justice to talk and for to face it. >> the big question on everybody's lips will he face trial.
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>> hundreds of victims will come to the bar. the trial is expected to last for three months. for many here this sets a precedence. to bring this in on the african content and continent and bring in leaders who are accused of atrocities. in burundi the president has been asked not to run for a third term, which is against the constitution. >> the police in burundi have been deployed to potential trouble spots. they are worried there could be
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violence after months of pre-election unrest. this woman is staying indoors until after voting ends. she does not want her face shown in case she's targeted. >> yes i'm scared because of the situation in the country. a lot of people are being killed and scared. >> men dressed in uniforms arrest and sometimes kill critics of the president and his decision to run for an unconstitutional third term. the president's aides deny that. they are paroling volatile neighborhoods. nearly 100 people have died during months of unrest. 100,000 have fled the country. most opposition parties say they won't participate in tuesday's election.
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>> we must discuss this issue. that's what the government does not want. >> despite calls by the international community to again delay the presidential election, government spokesmen said that whoever wins needs to be sworn in by august 26th according to the constitution. >> soldiers who took part in the failed coup in may have warned they'll return to remove the president by force if he does not step down. if they make good on that threat people hoping for peace know that they'll have to prepare for the worst. al jazeera. >> we still have all the sports to come, including why accept platter's attempt to outline his
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exit from fifa did not go according to plan.
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>> welcome back. now bruce lee died 40 years ago but his mission livessen. >> his statue over hong kong's harbor is always a big draw just
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as his legacy still exists more than a generation ago. at his fighting gym where his particular brand of kung fu is practiced, people emulate his lightening moves. >> ricky fong is a master who learned his skill from a master who learned directly from bruce lee. it provides a living link not only with the unique fighting style that lee developed but the accompanying philosophy. >> not only kung fu you learn how to live life and work and face problems, and life as a human being. >> jeff chen has grown up with that philosophy. he saw his first brew lee movie as a teenager in san francisco. like many of his generation he faced discrimination, will you lee taught him that it was
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suddenly okay to be chinese-american. >> that period was short but it was like magic like overnight chinese males became the big man on campus. >> coming ho hong kong for the opening of his exhibition hundreds of exhibits charred the all-too brief career of lee. from the handbook britain by an unknownby--written by an unknown lee in 1963 to the movies that made him famous ten years later. it's a testament to the struggles much being a chinese actor in america. among the exhibits for "the green hornet" is a chart with the pay skill that shows despite being costar he was among the lowest paid in the cast. >> fighting on screen fighting off screen. he continues to inspire in
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different ways. rob mcbride al jazeera, hong kong. >> let's go to sport now. here's andy. >> thank you very much. fifa president sepp blatter has named the day when his successor will be announced. but his announcement did not go as planned. >> british comedian able to beat security in zurich to provide his take on blatter's legacy. seven fifa executives were arrested. lee wellings was at that strange press conference. chaotic and somewhat in keeping with fifa at the moment. >> yes indeed, stand has been for many years. we've learned to expect the unexpected at fifa. it's such a serene setting and
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then things like this happen. it was not the first time that they have done it. he didclearly had been planning this. it was a real shock to the people, not in the least sepp blatter who took ten minutes to compose himself. he said that the room needed to be cleared. then he came in and answered questions, and then finally made it clear that he won't be standing again as president. thehe's absolutely cleared that up and finally we're getting clarification from sepp blatter. but he did try to give an explanation of sorts why he did say he was standing down originally on june 2nd. >> i had to go something very special, and did i it. i did it in footballing terms, i would say i kicked the ball out of the field. to stop something.
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and this is what i did on the second of june when i say i would put my mandate at this disposal. this is what i have said. i'm still the elected president and today i speak to you as the elected president. >> well, do you believe what sepp blatter was saying there? i thought it was very challenging and why specifically did you go and on june 92 when there were allegations of the bribe of senior official, and why did he decide to go out on that day? he didn't give the answer we were looking for. there were other answers he has not given. he'll be here for seven more months. that's a long time, and there were plenty of things in that executive economy that you want to see. >> uefa president michele is he
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likely to stand in. >> michel patini has wanted him gone for years. he came in after him. they were friends. but now i think the seven months would suit him but now we've got to this stage. they've got time to consider whether he has all the sport he needs. michel patini, he won't want to take a risk. he wants to know that he doesn't just have support in europe but asia and the other confederations. it will be very difficult for michel patini. he has until october 26th to say yes, i'm going stand. >> another strange day in the life of fifa. plenty more from lee throughout the day. well mexico into the semifinals
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after their win over costa rica. they're stepping up to accept the opportunity. >> trinidad and tobago finishing 1-1, coming through that shoot out, and they said they had chance of winning this title for the first time. well midway through the most important round of the career, it meant he had a chance of becoming the first amateur to win the open. then right now even for the day st. andrews course at 12 under.
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adam scott is leading the way and 15 under and jordan spieth is right in there, 14 under after ten holes. england cricket captain alastair cook has described his his side as disaster. england was bowled out at 103 on day four by a resurgent australian team. >> thank you very much, indeed, for that. now in the time it takes me to read this sentence, that's how long it took this young man to read a world title. he won the rubik's cube. and it will take me less time
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