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>> announcer: cargo planes carrying urgent medical supplies are unloaded in yemen as saudi-lead air strikes enter a third week. pakistan implies it will not play a military role in yemen. ♪ hello, i'm rash shell carey. the man suspected of
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masterminding the 2008 mumbai attacks is freed on bail by a pakistani court. ♪ in yemen where the saudi-lead coalition continue to target houthi holds again. pakistans parliament has called for a diplomatic solution. with no direct clarity on whether it would give military support to ally saudi arabia at any point. >> reporter: pakistan has said all along that it would take parliament into confidence and that the people's representatives will then decide whether the saudi request for
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help and what way to respond to that. so often a debate that came to a conclusion that while there was no compromise on the defense and security of saudi arabia in the eventuality that [ inaudible ] territorial integrity was violated that they would go to any level. however, they were against military intervention in yemen saying this was a tribal war, not a sectarian war, and there were measured needed to bring everybody to a settlement and arrange for a ceasefire. they said they will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the saudis if they were threatened. however, pakistan would remain neutral as far as the conflict in yemen was concerned. activists have released a video on what they say was an
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attack on houthis. aid sup place are finally making their way into yemen. last night a surgical team from the international committee for the red cross managed to make it by boat to the city of aden. and a plane has made it to the capitol of sana'a care rig medical supplies. and a unicef plane has always landed in sana'a. it said the situation in yemen was already dire before the fighting broke out and now it is worse. marie claire is the icrc's spokesperson and spoke to us earlier from sana'a. >> the supplies that arrived today are 16.4 tons of exclusively medical and surgical supplies. we have bandages iv fluids and
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all of the necessary items to treat blast wounds and wounds inflicted by bullets and by bombs. these 16.4 tons arrived today. they are arriving at houses now, and we are starting to send them to the fields as soon as tomorrow. we still need of course to have all of the security guarantees from everyone involved in this conflict be it by air or on the streets or on the ground so that these medical supplies can reach the hospitals safely. barack obama and raul castro have spoken on the phone ahead of an historic meeting. the two leaders are set to some face-to-face following the highest level of talks between their two countries in years. >> few people back then were certain of a brighter future.
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fewer probably thought we could turn the tide. well today the tide has turned. and it has been turning for sometime. thanks to the efforts of everybody in the region itself. >> lucia newman joins us live now from panama city. president obama is insisting that there be dissident present at this meeting. so how will that play out? >> it's interesting that president obama, and president raul castro have already spoken this morning on the phone, maybe that was one of the subjects of conversation before they meet face-to-face in about eight more hours here in panama city. we know president obama will be attending a social forum before
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the summit gets underway and there will be cuban disdents and supporters at that forum. at least president obama can say he was in the presence of cuban civil society as he had promised he would do before coming here. >> let's shift to venezuela, this dispute with that is brewing between washington and venezuela, and it reminds us of some of the division that might be at this summit. what more can you tell us about that? >> latin america is divided right now. some people would call it the pink tide and then the less pink. center left-wing governments many who support cuba and venezuela's government and others that are more critical. these people that are considered pink had gathered to basically
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pounce on president obama to demand he lift sanctions imposed by the united states against at least seven venezuela officials. the president of venezuela had first said he might not come to the summit and then he was insisting that there be a paragraph in the final declaration calling for the united states to lift the sanctions. so there's still some last-minute negotiations going on at this hour to see if they can all come together. >> all right. lucia thank you so much. new video shows the moments before a white police officer in the u.s. opened fire and killed an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop. investigators have released video from the dash cam in the patrol car. >> reporter: here on a peaceful plot of green just over the bridge from downtown charleston
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south carolina george knight thinks he knows the answer to a question asked many times this week. would a police officer now be in custody accused of murdering an unarmed black man had there not been cell phone video of the incident. >> on the video, you have what the truth is. >> george knight speaks from experience. his cousin was shot several times by police. his body fell here. dashboard of the incident isn't clear, but the police's account was believed by investigators. the police felt they had no option but to use stun guns. when that failed they shot and killed him. it's a similar explanation offered by michael slater. but in daryle's indication there was a key difference. >> no one didn't take a video that night. >> reporter: dashboard footage from walter scott's initial
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encounter with the police has now been released. it appears that at no point does scott pose any kind of threat to the police officer nor anyone else. but without the cell phone video of scott being shot as he ran away. questions have been raised as to whether it could have been used to support the original police narrative, that scott was the guilty party. another reason why north charleston city hall on thursday there were demands for an independent civilian police review board. >> we will have to have an outside independent agency to -- to
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leading to a significant movement from here, to quote: for maureen le pen, the goal has
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always been to convince voters that her party is what it means to be french. joan of arc, they have adopted her as a symbol. but it's the more recent history that is proving to be a hindrance, which is why john's opinions on no longer required indeed, not even when it comes to his own daughter. national front may b united front. not for that family not at the moment. malaysia has toughened its controversial law, imposing a minimum jail term of three years. and has allowed to block online media editions. they passed an anti terrorism bill reintroducing the tension without trial. the world health organization has called for a travel restrictions from countries affected by ebola to
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be lifted. health experts say the disease still poses a threat in west africa, but it's unlikely to spread internationally. the biggest gun lobby in the u.s. is gathering for its annual meeting in the state of tennessee. more than 70,000 are gathering expected to at ten the convention. the nra has successfully mobilized its political power to block most gun-control proposals. one person has been killed and several injured following a tornado that hit the midwest. tornados also tore through parts of iowa and ohio. in afghanistan civilians have been killed in two separate attacks. in the eastern city of
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jalalabad, four people are dead and 11 others injured following a suicide attack on a convoy. and in an eastern province a roadside bomb has killed 12 people. ash carter and his south korean counterpart say they are united on their views over north korea. during a visit to seoul the u.s. stressed it is committed to protecting south korea through defense forces. a leading surgeon in ukraine has told al jazeera that babies with complex heart problems related to this chernobyl nuclear disaster will die if funding cuts continue. the rate has quadrupled since the 1986 accident. andrew andrew simmons witnessed one life-saving event.
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>> reporter: this baby only 3.5 months old is clinging on to life. his heart has been stopped. a machine takes over. the doctor leads what has become known as the chernobyl heart team. he says most if not all of his cases relate to the 1986 nuclear accident. >> this baby was so big and so strange defect. very high probability can be related to chernobyl disaster. >> reporter: after all of this intense surgery, the tiny heart is beating again, and there's now every chance this baby will survive. half an hour later and the mood is positive. >> blood pressure is 96 over 52. he has a good heart rate. so we're happy. >> reporter: within an hour the surgeon who carried out the
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operation leads her patient to intensive care. the doctor earns less than a taxi driver in ukraine's underfunded, poorly equipped health service. she reassures the baby's mother. you can touch him, she says. everything is okay. touch him. he'll feel you. >> translator: a very big thanks to those who did the operation. they have golden hands. >> reporter: they may have golden hands, but most of the funding for training and equipment has come from overseas. a charity in ireland has been at the forefront of the effort. foreign surgeons are also flown in for more complex operations. but ukraine's government is making more budget cuts. >> we may start to lose kids just simply you know, we'll not -- we'll not be able to
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provide surgeries. life-saving surgeries. [ crying [ >> reporter: has this baby waits in line for the next operation, the reality is without more funding, the life-saving work will be reduced or even come to an end. legendary cricket comment at iter has died. >> reporter: to australians. he was the sound of summer. the voice of cricket. >> isn't that one of the most brilliant things you have seen. those two are going to find out if they are still there. yep, he has just checked? [ laughter ] >> reporter: his come come -- commentary accompanied
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hundreds of matches. in his day, richie mostly won. he played 63 times in his country, took more than 200 test wickets, and stored more than 2,000 runs. as captain he never lost a series. >> first innings total of 242, not very good. >> reporter: but it was after he retired from playing the game after hanging up his hat that he went from sports star to legend as the king of cricket comment commentator commentators. >> i think it was a disgraceful performance. >> it has been a privilege to go into everyone's living room throughout that time.
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>> reporter: ben behind the microphone was for a long time essential for the game. >> richie has been the voice of cricket. there have been very few australians who have not passed a summer in the presence of richie. >> i don'ting think we'll be able to be released. i have always seen him as the godfather of cricket. >> reporter: his long illness with skin cancer when he went public he implored young players to wear cream and a cap. but it was a car crash two years ago that ended his media career. >> hi there, what a difference this makes. >> reporter: richie will be remembered as a great cricketer, and an even greater commentator. the ambassador for the game who
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had the golden tone. >> there was a very nice and very memorable moment. >> andrew thomas al jazeera, sydney. quite a legacy there. you can always visit our website as well for all of the latest on the stories we have covered. that is >> go! go! go! >> severe storms tear through three states causing major destruction. communities picking up the pieces today. president obama speaks with raul castro ahead of the summit. and new questions over a police shooting in south carolina. dash cam video shows what happened in the moments before a