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al-shabab fighters storm a hotel. there are reports the siege may be over hello, you're watching al jazeera. i'm jane dutton live from doha. also coming up in the next 30 minutes - more air strikes in yemens a saudi arabia-led coalition tarts houthi rebels -- targets houthi rebels for a third day. millions head to the polls to pick their next leader. plus - until they have a public
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health response it will grow we tell you about the public health emergency facing a u.s. community we begin in somali where a report suggests a hotel siege may be over. more than 12 hours after it started. al-shabab fighters took control of the hotel in mogadishu, killing 15 people. we have more. >> reporter: somali fighters attacked a hotel in mogadishu. some jumped out of the windows, witnesses say. a survivor said gunmen killed everyone they could find. it started with a bombing. men entered the hotel, and a firefight began. >> translation: a suicide car bomber went off at the west entrance gunmen attacked and it
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caused damages. i saw injured people taken to the hospitals. >> among those killed was the somali ambassador to switzerland. the attack came a day after a somali spokesman announced the capture of top al-shabab commanders, they were involved in planning attacks and attacking nations. officially al-shabab was pushed out of mogadishu and other centers in 2011. the group retreated into small areas of influence, and launched attacks on government or foreign target. until the deposit and troops can assert its own control, it may not be able to stop attacks like these. to yemen, where saudi arabia strikes continue. they hit a weapons storage unit
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and the headquarters for special forces. over the past 12 hours, fighter jets hit sadr sadr and the port end. houthi fighters backed by the former president is headed to aden, with bombers and tanks. >> reporter: for a third night the saudi-led coalition strikes houthi targets. the hit list on friday was diverse. air defense batteries, run way, missile launchers, supply routes and weapons depots. >> beware the attack by the coalition. now the air base is under the control of the army. we continue with the targetting of the movement their concentration of forces until we clarify all the area that they are controlling now. >> reporter: in the meantime
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yemen's president arrived in egypt to attend the arab summit. haud is recognised as lemen's legitimate leader. he called for intervention and probably will seek military support to end the houthi takeover of his country. >> the shia houthis swept through the capital last september. they stormed his presidential palace in january. he resigned in protest and was put under house arrest. the houthis say abd-rabbu mansour hadi is illegitimate and want to form a presidential body and hold elections. they have powerful friends. the houthis have formed alliance with iran. salah has influence over the military forces and the main tribes. the gulf states and the u.n.
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consider salah as the main orchestrator, and is calling for dialogue. he released a statement through one of his aids. >> reporter: we propose the following initiative. first thing, stop the audi fis ski world cup-led campaign coinciding with the halt of military operations and a return to the negotiating table under the u.n. the dialogue should be moved to the u.a.e. or any other location. >> reporter: that call could be a little late. they signed a u.n.-backed peace and partnership deal on the same day. many accused the group of backtracking on the deals they signed. the houthis hadn't shown signs of being open to dialogue. they run pictures. they are defiant.
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>> translation: we tell the gulf nations and treacherous agents that we'll come offer them. god willing, we'lla venge for our dead. >> president abd-rabbu mansour hadi and his allies could be open for dialogue. not before the group recognises abd-rabbu mansour hadi's presidency. >> the government say they are open to dialogue with the houthis. >> we insist on the importance of dialogue we ask for it and still do. it has to be an equal grounds, it has to be under the legality of the president and the state, not the legality of the coups. militias discard everything in order to deliver yemen to the iranians. >> nigeria is heading to the poll to choose a president. the incumbent leader jonathan
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goodluck is facing a strong challenge. jonathan goodluck is running for his second full-term as nigeria's president. and serving as vice president in 2010. he came to power that year after the death of the president. a year later the presidential election was won. he's a christian from the group in the oil rich niger delta region. and his presidency has been compromised by attacks in the north. they killed hundreds of thousands in the north. from the all-progresses congress party, a retired major general muhammadu buhari is the main contender, running in 2003, 2007, 2011, but lost each time. he's a muslim from the fall arny ethnic group.
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last july he narrowly escaped a boko haram assist nation attempt. nigeria says it's pushed boko haram out of space in the north. the army announced its success in borneo state on the eve of the election day. >> the nigerian ministry says it cap gurd the boko haram stronghold of gwoza. we have no which of knowing. a nigerian spokesperson gave this statement. >> several terrorists died. many captured in the progress. a lot of ammunition is recovered. the terrors have been destroyed. >> it can't be verified because restrictions have been placed on civil society, human rights organizations and the media in the north-east.
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al jazeera journalist ahmed idris and another have been confined to their hotel. the army says they don't have the right paperwork. >> the al jazeera news coup has been prominent in reporting in the north-east of the country, and is one of the few, if not only sources of information from the north-east. and ahead of elections apping and the expectation that we would be getting reports from the al jazeera journalists based there, who have been embedded with the military and reporting on the military activities in the region we are worried about that situation. >> this is the closest presidential election since the end of military rule in 1999. the incumbent jonathan goodluck or the main opposition candidate
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muhammadu buhari will have to tackle corruption unemployment and challenges brought on by falling global oil prices. there are concerns about violence. there'll probably be some violence. i'm not worried about nation-wide violence. the fact that there has been a healthy discussion over the past year will be helpful. >> this highly anticipated vote comes after a 6-week delay. >> the electoral commission had problems distributing voters cards, and are testing a new identification system which is raising concerns and it's a logistical challenge, with 60 million expected to vote in 120,000 polling stations. but they say they are ready. german prosecutors have found doctors notes excusing the co-pilot of germanwings from work on the day he flew a plane
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into the french alps. fuelling suspicions that andreas lubitz was hiding an illness before the crash killing 150 people. we have this report from his home town montabaur in jeremy. >> reporter: a president pays his respects. [ bell tolls ] >> reporter: more information emerged, germany's head of state joined hundreds at this church. the small town is mourning 16 pupils and two teachers killed in the french alps as they returned from a school trip to spain. >> i came out of the church in the midst of people who lost the most precious thing, a child, a loved one. i heard the sobbing of people. i wanted to mourn with them. >> reporter: in germany many are struggling to understand. and andreas lubitz flew the a320 on purpose into the mountain.
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german media reported that he suffered a serious bout of depression in 2009 for which he received treatment. prosecutors found important evidence at his parent's house in montabaur, shedding new light on his mental state. >> reporter: documents were confiscated, pointing towards existing illness and treatment by doctors. the fact that there were torn-up sick notes among what was found, support the assumptions, based on preliminary examination, that the deceased hid his illness from employers and professional colleagues. at the crash site in france they are going through the debris trying to find human remains. when they do they'll be taken for dna analysis. identifying the victims and notifying the relatives will be a slow process. then there's the question of
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accountability. >> translation: should it be the case that the colleague was signed off stick. sick. someone with a sick note had no business being in the cockpit. he should have stayed home. >> reporter: the families of some victims, germany and spain. left their tribute at a memorial near the spot where loved ones died still ahead on the programme - hundreds turn out to protest rather than prays this bishop in chile. find out why. plus... >> i'm jennifer glasse on the kabula highway. 85% of afghan's roads are in bad shape. rebuilding them is a big job. >> sunday. you know his music but what about the man? >> i was given a gift. >> up close and personal. behind the scenes of the biggest hits... >> she was a troubled girl. >> brightest stars...
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major threat to health. >> "the week ahead". sunday 8:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. hello again, the top stories - the saudi arabia-led coalition launched a third night of strikes against shia houthis in yemen. the u.s. rescued two pilots. they ejected because of technical problems police say al-shabab fighters took control of the hotel in mogadishu killing 15 people nigerians are about to go to the polls to elect a president. incumbent jonathan goodluck is facing a strong challenge from former military ruler muhammadu buhari. more on the situation in
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yellen. the president is in egypt for the annual arab league in the coastal city of shamal shake. yemen will be on the agenda and other threats. arab leaders will vote on creating a joint military force intervening in hot spots. iran's foreign minister zarif wants on end to the attacks in yemen and wants all to return to the dialogue table. >> translation: my enemy's enemy is my friend. it's an ancient proverb but explains the alliances in the middle east, a region engulfed by conflicts. in yemen a military occupation led by saudi arabia a close ally, against the houthis, a group controlling large parts of the country, and has close links
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with iran yet turned to iraq and iran and the u.s. find themselves on the same side fighting i.s.i.l. alongside forces, while the u.s. planes bomb i.s.i.l. positions. however, go just across to syria, and things get more confusing. iran and the u.s. both oppose i.s.i.l. here too. however, the iranians provide direct assistance to president bashar al-assad, while washington is one of his most ferocious critics. in the swiss lakeside resort. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is negotiating directly with iranian foreign minister zarif after 36 years of mistrust these are difficult and protracted negotiations that have been going on for months and months. >> both sides made it clear that their negotiations are strictly
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limited to the iran nuclear file. when you have important people talking and living in the same hotel, other issues are also being discussed on the sidelines. >> and a break in the talks - foreign minister zarif went for a walk on the lake front. he confirmed to me that yemen has been discussed. >> this is the hot issue of the day. anybody, any diplomats sitting in a case will discuss that issue. it doesn't mean that we negotiate about it. negotiations are confined to the period. >> any deal here could have more implications. so far the only person to state that publicly is the e.u. foreign policy chief. >> we might have a unique opportunity to create a different regional framework. >> it makes significant changes in the regional framework. certainly as far as the western powers are concerned and iran. what it doesn't do is change
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attitudes, behaviours and suspicions, particularly in the middle east. israel and most arab governments are very suspicious of iran. and they are not keen on this deal. >> the u.s. has longstanding alliances with major nations like egypt, saudi arabia and turkey. they privately hope a nuclear deal will build a bridge with rain too. the middle east is complex and combustible, where every action has a reaction and sometimes it's a most unexpected one the u.n. security council voted on two resolutions on libya. it extended the u.n. mission for six months and decided to keep an arms embargo in place. kristen saloomey has more from the u.n. headquarters. >> the security council resolution doesn't go as far as libyans hoped, but works in the
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words of the u.k. ambassador a sign of support for libya's fight against terrorism. specifically against i.s.i.l. and affiliated groups. sharia and individual groups associated with al qaeda. now, the libyans hoped for a lifting of the arms embargo on their country, and the ability for u.n. member states to search ships for contraband entering the country. they didn't get that. what they did get was a statement they would consider exemptions to the embargo to fight the groups and they'd be handled expeditiously. the libyans, at the end of the meeting expressed gratitude and said they thought it would give hope to the libyan people for a show of support for the government, which has been so embattled fighting armed groups for legitimacy.
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>> the u.s. state in indiana is dealing with h.i.v. epidemic. the government declared a public health emergency. n john hendren went to scott county where the number of infections have gone up dramatically. >> in rural indiana, an h.i.v. epidemic has caught them off cards. >> we have to do something drastic to stop the spread some locals say the splice of the midwest faced problems associated with big city guns. tammy carries a gun to protect her home. >> i had threats about going back inside not letting them do the deals on the corner. you have to run me out of my house. this is my home kids home. if you want to do it do it elsewhere. >> scott county confirms five cases of h.i.v. a year. in 2015 it has seen 79 and
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counting. all linked to intravenous drug use. >> when the case was reported it was 26 kaleses of h.i.v. now it's 79 cases of h.i.v. if they don't do something, it will be 400. the governor said we have an epidemic, and he does. until they have a public health response, it will grow. >> the governor ordered an emergency needle exchange project that he and the state opposed - giving free needles to drug addict. >> i do not support needle exchanges. this is a public health emergency. >> it's not clear why this is happening. scott county has high rates of unemployment and that tends to correlate with high rates of h.i.v. authorities say they don't thing the outbreak is over. they expect to find more cases.
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some redepartments are not surprised. >> a rile after being here the neighbours told us there were prostitutes in the area oh my gosh. there was actually a used needle laying next to a bush. i was, like oh my gosh. >> the outbreak has a community reconsidering a time-worn approach to taking on a drug epidemic. the last known ebola patient in liberia died. in neighbouring sierra leone, a 3-day lockdown has been enforced to stop the spread. the president ordered everyone to stay indoors until sunday night. dozens of new infections are appearing every week. health officials say people are becoming complace able to. >> we dealt with nine people. we must make a final push and get it out of sierra leone.
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>> a vatican commission looking into sex abuse - a chilean bishop at the center of the controversy is accused of covering up for a paedophile. >> reporter: it may not have been a lynch mob. it was the closest thing to it seen inside a cathedral. enraged protesters tried to prevent this father being ordained as a new bishop. he's accused of covering up for his former mentor a paedophile priest convicted by chilean courts, and the vatican. >> the pope said be wary of evil and never commit the sin of remaining silent in the face of it. >> reporter: this was one of the thousands who protested and calls for the pope to remove
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barros. they declined to speak to al jazeera, but denied long doing. an assertion refuted by his accusers. >> it has confirmed in time and what shocks me is that it's necessary to convince some of the truth. >> reporter: scores of chilean priests and deacons called for his removal. like this father who said they are perplexed their warnings were ignored. >> translation: knowing everything we know the only explanation is the facts were presented to the holy fath ner a different light. with a different konno takes. others incomprehensible. >> priests and catholics want a full corrects.
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>> reporter: there has been a refusal to condemn sexual abuses. what happened here shows many catholics are willing to wage a battle from within the church. >> reporter: the case is testing the popes hope to stamp out sexual abuse, in a church that has suffered so much discredit saudi arabia's king suleman arrived in egypt for the arab league meeting. yemen is expected to be on the top of the agenda. these are the pictures of him arriving in shamal sheikh. >> afghan president ashraf ghani wants afghanistan to become the crossroads of asia. 15,000 miles of roads have been upgraded since 2011.
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as jennifer glasse reports many are too dangerous to use. >> reporter: this should be a busy street. it's so bad few bother to use it. this shop keeper has one name and blamed the road for poor business. with dust, water and rain forget humans a dog wouldn't walk here. >> it was built five years ago. the tarmac reverted to dirt. this is in the capital. the protection are worse outside. kabul's highway one linking it to other cities - poor security and maintenance makes it a hazardous journey. >> there are many kraiters from roadside bombs, there's no
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security. >> afghan troops say they'll stop abductions. they guard some of the highway. much is unsafe. >> basically here the road is dangerous. drivers have to stop several times on their journey because of fighting along the way or traffic jams where parts of the road have been blown up. >> iraqi officials have a plan to build highways criss-crossing the country. they'll need money and expertise. >> the prit sectors don't -- private sectors don't have the capability and experience to do the job which we wanted which we needed. afghanistan's mountainous terrain makes the taf difficult. despite billions spent here 85% of roads are in bad shape. most of the country's economy
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