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. >> houthi rebels reject the newly formed government. >> welcome to al jazeera. welcomtwo new citizens jailed in north korea are released and september home. a new peace deal for south sudan, will this prove more successful than previous to end the fighting. and one poppy for every fallen
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soldier. a field of remembrance for those who died in the first world war. >> houthi rebels reject yemen's new government. it was announced on friday that he accused the president of solicit sanctions. >> this is yemen's former president. when he was handed over power to his successor. he has now sacked his long-time ally from the leadership of the people's congress, a party he formed in the 1980's and remains one of the busiest political
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actions in yemen. the deposed president also rejected the new government, a move that is sounds likely to deepen yemen's political divide. yemenis are divided over the sanctions. >> the sanctions are wrong. domestic issues are none of the u.s. business. leave us alone. >> they were pushed out. >> the houthi rebels still control the capitol of sanaa. they initially said they would pull out when the inclusive government is formed, but now there is a government, it's not clear if the political tension will get better.
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dozens of female actives denounce the president. >> i hope they resume their activities and the challenges we face. >> the houthi have made huge military gains. the houthiy have repeatedly dismissed they are looking for power. >> two u.s. citizens jailed in north korea have been released following negotiations with the director of national intelligence. kenneth bae and matthew miller are now on their way home.
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miller was serving six-years for charge of espionage. >> there is going to be a lot of speculation while north korean authorities decided now was the time to realize kenneth bay and matthew miller, who u.s. citizens who had been held by the government for at least two years in mr. bae's case and seven months in mr. miller's case. the two men had been in the country one allegedly for proslytizing and the other pore being a tourist and trying to defect. they had been held in a situation why the u.s. authorities had almost no opportunity to actually check on their welfare. that was left to sweden, which has diplomatic relations with north korea. the big question now is not only why did the two men decide to realizgovernment decided to
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release the two men now, but how was it that james clapper was the one able to escort the two men to the united states. that government has usually wanted a high profile american or peace activist to escort the citizens. now there are questions if there could be a breakthrough that returns this party to the international security agenda. >> al jazeera continues to demand the immediate release of our journalist who is have now been detained in egypt for 315 days. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste are falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they're appealing against their prison sentences. the u.s. may impose sanctions on libya's warring
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factions. to stop the fighting between the groups from deteriorating into civil war. ththey want to force the two-rival government in libya and it's militias to come to the negotiating table. >> she was voted in to elections earlier this year but on thursday the supreme court said that they declared it illegal. relatives of 43 mexican college students missing in september say that they no longer trust government. they called for dna evidence,
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and this video reportedly shows gang members confessing to killing the students and burning their bodies. we have this report. >> reporter: these charged bones and teeth made be all that remains of the missing 43 university students. they were kidnapped by local police in the mexican state of guerrero and turned over to a drug gang nearly six weeks ago. attorney general plays a video in a chilling press conference on friday. >> i know the enormous pain causes the family members, a pain we all share. information we have gotten about the murder of a large number of people. >> in this taped confession members of the gang reinact the killing shows investigators how they lined up the bodies. some were suffocating while others were shot. >> the suspects said that they
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killed the survivors there and later they threw them into the rubbish dump where they burned them and made sure that the fire department burning fo--fire kept burning for hours. >> this could be one of the worst massacre in decades at the hands of local police and politicians working together with criminal gangs. >> president enreyay peña nieto, who has been criticized at home and abroad for the investigation of the disappearance has promised to help his people. >> we have arrest everyone who participated in these abominable crimes. >> hours after the attorney general spoke the parents of the students held their own press conference and refused to believe that their children are
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dead. >> i know and trust in god that they are alive. they said many times that they are dead, but we have faith that they are alive. >> they're insisting on scientific proof, and independent experts from argentina analyze the dna. those dna samples have been shipped off to austria. they'll likely take days if not weeks for the results to come back because of the state in which those remains were found. racial levin, al jazeera, mexico city. >> after almost a year of fighting south sudan's president and his former vice president turned rebel leader have finally reached a compromise. the two warring sides met in the ethiopian capitol and agreed to
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an immediate cease-fire. >> an unconditional, complete and immediate end to all hostilities, and to bring the war crime to an end as of the date of this resolution. >> mechar accepts the dill due saydeal but says further consultation needs to take place . >> the president, prime minister, vice president, deputies to the prime minister, they're saying that for the east of implementation of the peace agreement, this should be shouldered by the two warring parties. >> the problem is that the two sides have promised to stop before and just carried on fighting. the penalties will apply to individuals who break the terms
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of this agreement. >> responsible for such violations which would include, but are not limited to asset freezes, b, the travel times within the region. and c, denial of arms and ammunition, and any other materials that could be used in war. >> a massive humanitarian crisis has developed in south sudan as people escape the fighting which broke out last december. the conflict has killed more than 10,000 people in the state. causing millions too flee and driving the oil rich country close to famine. people will soon know how workable this latest agreement is and whether it will last. al jazeera. >> more to come after the break,
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including behind the scenes of a tv station in northern iraq, which is spreading the word that isil can be defeated. one year ago america tonight brought you the story that shocked the nation sex crimes on campus: >> i remember waking up and he was trying to have sex me... >> now we return has anything changed? >> his continued presence on the campus put the entire community at risk >> for the better... >> i was arrested for another false charge that she had made up... >> america tonight's special report sex crimes on campus: one year later on al jazeera america
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>> on the next "talk to al jazeera", legendary tv host dick cavett. >> steve jobs said, "how does it feel to be dick cavett"? about the only question that's ever floored me, you know? >> "talk to al jazeera". only on al jazeera america. >> here is a recap of our top stories. in yemen houthi members have rejected the new government. and it's president has been pushed out of the party after
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being accused of forming u.n. sanctions. two news citizens are on their way home. kenneth bae has been sentenced to 15 years of religious activities and matthew miller six years for espionage. >> the relatives of 43 missing college students say they no longer trust their mexican government, three gang members have confessed to killing the students and burning their bodies. al-qaeda is still hiding in the country, nay toes' mission in 2001 was to irradicate the armed group. 13 years later nato is pulling out wit with al-qaeda still at large. >> reporter: on board, six
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kilometers from the pakistan border, an area hotly contested by the taliban. the local people do not believe in borders. it's where afghanistan and pakistan merge into one as an easy place for al-qaeda to still operate. and if nato forces pull out of this conflict it's top commander in afghanistan tells al jazeera that the group they came to wipe out is still hear. >> i think there continues to be an al-qaeda presence here. i do think that there has been a continued fight against that of the last 13 years. there has been damage on some of the leadership, and there till continues to be al-qaeda presence in afghanistan. >> with the mission to irradicate al-qaeda from afghanistan an impossibl i am mission? >> i'm not going to speak to whether it was an impossible
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mission, but if you're sitting in the united states, in england today you don't worry about al-qaeda. >> but these afghan stories are worried. their base comes on repeated attack and they only held this ground until now thanks to nato air support. >> i would only need is air support. whenever we go on an operation we need to be in contact with the air. when we face the enemy we need airstrikes because in the mountains it's impossible to do our job without it. >> the air force is not just needed in the fight but also to evacuate the wounded. general campbell says that the afghan air force is growing in strength. >> we continue to train the pilots. we continue to train their nurses, their medics to be able to perform this care. they continue to get better and better. >> but the new afghan president does not agree. they voiced their own concerns that if afghan troops were
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injured on the battlefield, his own air forces would not be able to evacuate them. >> yet, i cannot look at an injured policeman or intelligence officer or soldier in the highs. he could die from his injuries. our heroes need a strong presence. >> after 13 years of conflict, nato leaves afghanistan. the most the afghan forces can hope to do is to contain al-qaeda. and they say they are up to the task. >> a wave of explosions has killed 48 people and injured 9 others. in the past 24 hours six car bombs were set off in central baghdad and shia muslim neighborhoods killing 32 people. in are a ma'a ramadi a booby-trapped house killing six
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people. >> 15 people were killed and others wounded when a truck was driven into a police convoy. fighters of the islamic state in iraq and the levant have been attacked in an airstrike between iraq and syria. witnesses say that isil was targeted near the border crossing. it's not clear whether the strike was carried out by iraqi or u.s. coalition aircraft. videos showing beheadings of journalists and aid works by isil are spreading fear. but isil isn't the only using the media as a weapon of war. >> this program is for the liberation of mosul to isil, said the presenter. she said she's taking controls on air from people who are suffering from isil in northern iraq. she used to broadcast from mosul.
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the staff left when isil entered the city in june. the channel now broadcasts from an i will la in erbil. the company's ceo said that the channel's mission is to spread the word that isil can be defe defeated. >> our aim as a channel is to show that isil does not represent anything to do with islam. we're the voice of the vulnerable in mosul. we're trying to lessen the fear about isil that is propagated in the media. >> but it's not just the use of isil. they had this video recently. it shows anti-isil militia inside mosul interrogating and then shooting dead a captured isil fighter. >> we're delivering the resistence. we need to show that whoever
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subscribe to isil's ideas will be punished. >> this is isil radio. the broadcast location is not known. we picked it up while parked in a refugee camp in northern iraq. the presenter invites people living under isil to phone in with every day problems. advises them on random matters such as where to get drinking water or about children's education. what i'm living to is an isil radio show that can broadcast scenario this area of northern iraq. it shows you the efforts that the organization is trying to make in terms of its propaganda and reaching out to people in this area. isil also uses video such as these to spread its message. this video is on the internet called "flames of war" it shows
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the beheading of journalists and aid workers to spread fear among the group. but spreading fear and using it as a weapon of war in the media is not exclusively an isil tool. al jazeera, northern iraq. >> the last president of the soviet union mikhail gorbachev has warned of a new threat. he spoke at the anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. >> there is enormous concern against the backdrop of the breakdown in dialogue among the major powers. the world is on the brink of a new cold war. some say that it has already begun. yet we see that it's so dramatic and we don't see the u.n. security council playing any role. >> and independence referendum is going ahead in catalonia in sunday in defiance to spain's
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highest court. while it is non-binding, many catalans live as if it is. [♪ singing ] >> imagine catalan is its known nation. >> we can't catalonia to be a free country. we want the right to vote for independence. >> the dream is shared by many. on sunday th many will take part in a referendum. spain's government has called it illegal. but some have long flown the independence flag. in 2012 the first mayor to declare his town free catalan
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territory. since then 600 towns stopped paying taxes to madrid and pay to catalonia's government instead. >> what the spanish government does not understand is that the more it tries to stop catalans from deciding it's future, the more they will react. >> while sunday's participation is not recognized by the spanish government, for many it is a republican referendum. and given the number of catalan flags hanging from windows and balkan anie balconyies here, many support it. they are a separate nation from spain despite attempts from the government to stop them, they insist the time for independence is now. al jazeera, barcelona.
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>> connecting china and europe 2,000 years ago, now there is a fund to connect neighbors including pakistan, cambodia and myanmar by railway lines. sacrifice of the strongest storm ever recorded have remembering the dead. thousands were killed in super storm haiyan a year ago. many protest at the government's lack of aid. the grieving does not stop. for henry and his wife joslyn nothing has been more difficult than losing their two youngest children during typhoon haiyan. >> it feels like everything just happened yesterday. i still can't face it. the kids, i still can't accept they're gone because they were in my arms when it happened until the end.
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>> hundreds of people came to this cemetery in central philippine cemetery to look for unmarked crosses where they can claim for their own. it's where most of the haiyan victims are buried. no one here is sure who is lying where. all that matters is there is a place to mourn and remember. officials march across the city saturday at the exact time that the typhoon struck last year. 90% of the area was damaged, and thousands were killed here. the government has already released $1.5 billion u.s. for initial recovery work, and $3 billion more has been allocated to be spent over the next six years. but bureaucracy and infighting among politicians is slowing things down. and many are not happy with the government's handling of the situation. a day before the anniversary protesters called for president aquino to step down. the city is run by a rival
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political family. president aquino went to another province and defended the pace of rebuilding. >> that is the strategy for building back better. we will not be caged in the cycle of construction and reconstruction, then destruction and reconstruction again. >> but it's the cycle of life and death that is foremost on people's minds now. a day to remember all they've lost and pray for the strength to face the possibility that something like haiyan could happen again. al jazeera. >> now red poppies have come to symbolize war dead from great britain. certificate raceramic poppies have been planted to represent everyone who was lost in the
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first world war. >> in one line of verse forever linked the poppy to the great war. and 100 years later the blood red flower remains a symbol of a nation's determination never to forget. at the tower of london a river of ceramic poppies encircled the palace. each flower remembering a british soldier who died in the first world war and there are 888,264 poppies in this dramatic installation entitled "blood swept lands and seas of red." for every one of the 3 million visitors a charged experience. >> it's an incredible concept of a tribute. i think i'm struck by how many people that are here. it's really rather wonderful. >> it's an emotional memory, and seeing the poppies sparkle in the sun it's almost wrong that they should sparkle like that
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when they're here for the reason they are. >> i think most people here have lost someone in the great war, and it's a great tribute to them. >> long the railings families have created little galleries, pictures of their men who never made it back from france, connecting their loss to 100 years ago with today's tribute. but there are those who believe over the years the original meaning of the poppy has become subverted. >> the poppy has come to symbolize more loyalty to the country than anything to do with remembrance. that's always dangerous because it's particularly dangerous when we're having a toxic debate about immigration and muslims are targeted in british society to prove their loyalty, and the poppy is unfortunately becoming the vehicle for that. >> that is a minority view. the field of poppies attracting millions of people who want to come here to pay their respects to more than 840,000 british and commonwealth soldiers who died
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during the great war. each one of them individually remembered by a single poppy. peter sharp, al jazeera, london. >> remember you can always go to our website for all the latest news, parameters and lots more >> the far north of europe - a place of extraordinary beauty - homeo