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>> al jazeera america presents... kids behind bars: a soledad o'brien special report only on al jazeera america [ gunfire ] three saudi soldiers killed in fighting with houthi rebels on the border with yemen we'll have the latest from the saudi-yemen border in a moment. you are watching al jazeera. i'm live from our headquarters in doha. also ahead - kenya gives the u.n. three months to remove a camp housing half a million refugees. >> this is obviously an historic moment hoping for a turning point in relations the leaders from
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u.s. and cuba hold the first formal meeting in 50 years. also... >> i'm wayne hay reporting from auckland and why the innovative art gallery is about to be thrust on the international stage in new york planes fired rockets at the presidential palace in aden. there has been clashes between former president ali abdullah saleh, and local groups. the saudi defence ministry's three of its soldiers were killed by mortar shells fired from yemen, and the attack took place in najran. the fighting left hundreds without basic supplies.
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a second red cross plane loaded with aid landed in the capital. there has been a call in the fighting to deliver aid. >> in a daily briefing the spokesman for a saudi led coalition says the fighting is escalating. >> the pressure is increasing day by day. at the beginning there was 35 air strikes. in the second phase there was 50 a day. then we moved to 80 when we targeted coalition supports and blocked the supplies. we are on the ground chasing the enemy convoys supplying the equipment. bringing in our correspondent from jizan. life from there. tell us about the situation on the border the death of the soldiers, how is it likely to
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impact on the offensive against the houthis in sanaa. >> yes, it's clear the incident the killing of three saudi soldiers put more pressure on the saudis to move to the next phase of the campaign it's been going on for more than two weeks, and results are below the expectations. the spokesmen talk about meticulous and methodic way of striking the high courty positions and the saudis are probably changing plans and looking for a more protracted air campaign in yemen, to make sure that the infrastructure and military facilities are destroyed. it will take for time than previously perceived. on the border there is apprehension. the ministry of education
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decided to close schools for this year along the border more than a month before the usual schedule. and there is talk about more fears if any ground invasion takes place because of what that might entail and talk to security along the border in saudi arabia. >> there's talk of a ground invasion, 18 or 19 days ago. militarily - how effective have the air strikes been in weakening the houthis, launching them from places in the south of yemen. >> when we talk about aden we talk about how the houthis and loyalists can be dislodged and expelled from aden. now they are in the phase of digging up the heels in the area and they are not about to lead it. it's a lot different from the
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plan a few days ag. we were talking about preventing the houthis reaching aden and preventing the houthis staying in aden. now we talk about how to expel them from in aden. in control of houthis, mountain tops, and some locations near the residential areas. the only resistance is mounted by individuals trying to protect their homes, rather than organised groups in aden. groups loyal to the president abd-rabbu mansour hadi in that city. thank you for the update there. reporting there live from jizan on the saudi-yemeni border in news in an armed group is said to have attacked south korea's embassy in libya. one guard was killed in the attack an unknown armed group fired at the front of the embassy in tripoli. now, the world news.
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the united nations says it will work with the syrian government to ensure the safety of refugees in and around yarmouk. pictures have emerged from inside where 18,000 people are trapped as government forces clashed with i.s.i.l. fighters who seized control of the area more than a week ago. relief organizations say 2,000 family evacuated the camp to nearby districts. >> the kenyan government has given the united nations three months to close the camp and relocate half a million somali refugees. the decision comes a week after al-shabab attacked a university in the town of garissa. 148 people. kenya accused the armed group of hiding in a camp near the border with somalia the camps were constructed in the 1990s, and followed an area. by 2011 with half a million
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displaced people it was regarded as the largest refugee camp. the majority are somalia refugees. in 2013 an agreement between kenya, somalia and u.n.h.c.r. agreed a plan of repatriation back to somalia. there has been tensions in the past. kenyan forces have been taking action against militia for several years, and the camp has been used as a hide out by members of al-shabab. al-shabab gunmen killed 400 in kenya in the past few years, including 67 victims. during the attack in 2013. the tipping point was the killing of 148 students in garissa. an attack which kenya's deputy president described as a game changer, comparable to the way 9/11 attacks changed u.s. policy.
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kenya's government issued this eviction notice giving the u.n. 12 weeks to shift the camp and residents across the border into somali itself. kenya says if the deadline is not met, its forces will move in and dismantle of the camp staying with kenya, one person died and up to 100 students at the university of nairobi were injured during a stampede. it happened after a transformer exploded. the student panicked thinking it was an attack by al-shabab. >> u.s. president obama said his meeting with raul castro could be a turning point. they held talks in panama after half a century of hostile relations, lucia newman reports from panama city. >> reporter: it was the summit of profound symbolisms, in panama, whose country connects
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two oceans, half a century two oceans, half a century old divide between communist cuba and the united states began to heal. >> we continue to make promise to establish diplomatic relations, and i call on congress to work to lift the embargo that's been in place for decades. >> immediately after cuba's president recalled u.s. attempts to overthrow his government, as he addressed all his hemispheric peers, for the first time since the 1959 cuban revolution. >> translation: forgive me, passion flows when i think about a resolution. i apologise to president obama who is not to blame for who is not to blame for events during presidents before him. how many were there - 10. in my opinion president obama is an honest man. >> reporter: another first, a meeting between castro and obama, both agreeing to disagree on conflicting views on human
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rights and democracy. . >> >> reporter: of course this summit is more than about cuba. >> this is an unprecedented attempt to reset relations between 33 latin american and caribbean nations and the united states. relations that for more than a century have been scarred by u.s. political and military interventions. one of the most recent in panama. that is why president obama's statement that the days are over when the united states could meddle in the hemisphere with impunity resonated. but did not convince left wing peers. >> translation: the u.s. legal interventions continue, financing free process, democracy and human rights in countries like venezuela, cuba and nicaragua >> reporter: still the significance of what transpired
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can't be understated. and nicaragua cuba's return to the fold removed a thorn that hindered cooperation representing 40% of g.d.p. the differences between the united states and cuba have not disappeared. only perhaps the method used from now on to confront them still ahead on al jazeera america - hillary clinton the clinton campaign begins hillary starts a long-awaited second run for the white house. plus... ..australia takes aim at parents who refuse to vaccinate their children. ildren.
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welcome back you're watching al jazeera live from doha. the top stories - the saudi defence ministry says three army officers have been killed by mortar shells fired from yemen. coming as the saudi-led coalition continues strikes inside yemen the kenyan governments has given the u.n. three months to close the dabaab camp and relocate u.s. president obama says his meeting with u.n. president raul castro was an histic moment -- historic moment.
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it was the first meeting in half a century more on the situation in yemen, let's speak to mohammed kooub ate. good to have you with us. let's start with the death of three saudi soldiers will that be a turning point? there has been whispers of a ground invasion since the operations began, 18, 19 days ago. do you think a ground invasion could be imminent. >> i think on the border the northern part of yemen, in saudi arabia, it is a possibility. the houthis were trying to get a sort of big media you know uproar that they managed to hit the saudis. it backfired on them. i think they are calling now for a strike for the saudis. they can corner them. you know one of the two - two
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of the biggest yemeni tribes are at the southern flank of sadr. they can be putting in an effect between fadr and saudi arabia we hear some of the tribes are mobilizing against the houthis, is that significant. is that a decisive factor? >> i think it could be decisive as regards sadr the strong hold of the houthis, it can be run down. the question is also not to forget the trouble in aden the southern part of yemen, where the cities are besieged. civilians are suffering and humanitarian aid cannot reach properly to those devoid of water, electricity and bad and harsh conditions in aden. >> it is a difficult situation for the civilians. thank you so much more joining
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us here on al jazeera we want to take you to nigeria, where voting in state elections has been extended in river state. voting irregularities were reported on saturday some materials were never delivered. violence killed nine. let's bring in ynonne ndedge who has been covering the story for us. tell us about the latest the fact that the voting has been extended. what has happened in river state. >> well in the last few minutes we heard the independent national electoral commission in river state began to announce results for the governorship race. this is happening against a backdrop in what the opposition says is an event. he never took place. there were massive violence widespread malpractices and irregularities. they ledge that there was the
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snatching of sensitive materials from hundreds if not a few thousand polling stations in this state. they say that electoral materials were burnt. shooting incidents, many shooting incident in which many members they say is the opposition. we spoke some observers who are corroborating and supporting about what the opposition is saying about the floors. the opposition is saying that if results are announced, people should protest. no elections took place. it is a tense situation. it's a worrying situation. given the violence that we have seen. as i say, the independent commission started to announce results. they are announcing results, despite irregularities and violence. >> tell us about the
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significance of the elections, and the significance of river state. why is this a keep battle ground? >> well it's difficult to explain and underestimate just the power that governors have and members of the state house of assembly voted for in nationwide elections. the reason why is there's some rich state in nigeria. it constitution tens of millions to whichever party is in part of the state. the p.d. p, that's the ruling party, has been in growl of the state, goodluck jonathan -- in control of the state, goodluck jonathan and following his defeat there's an eagerness to hold on to the state at all cost. because of its importance to the coffers of any party.
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so there has been an intense battle here. the opposition the congress felt that they could ride on the success to rule the state. they say no way, this is a p.d. p state. it's about the vast resources and power. that's why the parties - they are locked in an intense opposition ynonne ndedge reporting thrive from port harcourt in river state in nigeria it's been one of the worst kept secrets in washington and hillary clinton is set to launch her presidential campaign. the former secretary of state is expected to announce later on sunday that she'll run in next year's elections, patty cull main has more. >> hillary clinton spent most of her adult life in the public eye. as a wife of a president, and
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senator. and now she'll try for the presidency. she goes close in 2008, but the lost to president obama. >> although we weren't able to shatter that high glass ceiling, thanks to you, it's got about 18 million fine cracks in it. >> what she needs to do is communicate to a lot of constituencies that are close to president obama, that done a lot to them and she is going to do as much or more. she can't distance herself too much from the president. she losses ethnic minority progressives and needs to appeal to independence. >> she could have another issue, her name - with jed bush
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expected to jump into the race there's complaints about family dynasties. >> the presidency of the united states is not a crown to be passed between two families, it's a sacred trust to be earnt. >> reporter: trust could be an issue, heading into the campaign in controversy. she admits deleting tens of thousands of emails government records are supposed to be preserved. republicans claim she is covering something up. she is the strongest oest candidate. the other thing she is going for - experience. not just in the white house, but the race for it. she's done it twice with her husband, one on her own and is hoping the fourth time is the charm. breaking news we are getting out of egypt. there's reports of a blast in
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the sinai region killing one person injuring four others. of course we'll bring you more information as and when we have it now parents in australia who refuse to vaccinate their child could lose government benefits. the new policy could cost families up to $12,000 per child. the move is announced because of an increase in children who are not vaccinated. >> parents object to having kids vaccinated but if you don't other than on strictly religious or medical grounds, you will not qualify for the supplement or the childcare payments. this is essentially a no-job no pay policy from the health department. it's an important announcement and measure to keep children and
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families as safe as possible andrew thomas has more from sydney. >> reporter: australia is calling the policy no jab, no pay. by that families will miss out an tox credits and subsidised child care if they refuse to have the children vaccine aids. they have a lie heaval. 97." there's pockets where the rite is clear. certain diseases are making a comeback like whooping cost. the numbers of conscientious objectors rose to 40,000, 40,000 children whose parents said they have a religious, medical or conscientious reason not to have the child vaccinated. it means they could have a short talk to the doctor. and they continue to get benefits even though they haven't been vak sign aid. it's too high. they want to bring it down.
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the only way to receive the benefits as an australian wernt and not have the australian vaccinated is if there was a strong religious or medical reason not to. being a conscientious objectors was not enough. >> for maybe, there was a highlight of the year. as a country, you continue to struggle over economic hardship many are scaling back on their purchases. bernard smith reports. >> reporter: it's the most important religious holiday of the year in greece. a country where church and identity are entwined like nowhere else in europe. they parade through the streets, representing the body of christ before the resurrection of east area. but it's a time for feasting. for greeks easter means rode
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land. >> yet this butcher says habits have changed in recent years. >> nowadays people buy no more than they need. they used to by so much meet. i think it's healthier. waste is bad for people and a planet at the port it's a scramble to get on the last ferries to sale before everything shuts down. >> easter means an exodus from athens was people rush home to the villages or islands to be with their families. it will take a lot more than an commict crisis to change the tradition. >> reporter: for those that stayed in the capital there are free ceramic lessons. this week they make easter eggs and reflect on how the crisis changed society. >> there's cases of people that
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can't afford everything they need - the lamb or the other food. it's a diff situation for everyone. it creates unity. we help each other and hope like christ that our economy will resurrect. >> reporter: it's the time of year when people head to the cemeteries to be close to dead relatives. fate and family strong in this country. both a source of comfort in hard times now, on the greek island locals have another way of celebrating easter hundreds of rockets are hurled at each other's towers in a mock wore the metropolitan museum of art in new york are set to hold leaders from museums around the world. the oat land art gallery in
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new zealand is invited to attend. they embraced a technique to draw people in. >> reporter: even the building that houses the most extensive collection of new zealand art is itself a work of art. it won the building of the year award at the world ark tech door fest -- architecture festival in 2013. inside it companies, which is why the auckland art gallery was invited to new york. >> it was a complete surprise. it was wonderful. i had to read the letter a few times to understand. >> reporter: representatives from 15 facilities have been invited to the metropolitan museum of art, so-called global leaders col okayy um. a think tank aimed at keeping museums connected with the public. particularly in the dijage at age. >> we are terrific in some areas. all of our 99.8% of the collection is online which is
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unusual for a museum. but no offers in terms of a digital engagement when visitors come. i know the met has fabulous programs. >> reporter: a goal is to offer visitors new ways to think about art, something the counter exhibit or tried to do. on display at the gallery at the moment is the works of new zealand artist billy athol in the 1960 who collaborated with warhol. he believes it is becoming easier for young artists to except with the audience. >> when i started there was - the museums and the gallery. and, you know once a year if you are lucky, you might get a show or a group show. it was traditional. i think we have gone past that. auckland's gallery considers
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itself a global pioneer, especially in its ability to evolve in adapt to an ever-changing society. a reason it's about to join a select in new york a reminder that there's more world news on the website. >> i'm russell beard in barbados meeting the islanders who are buiding a green ecomomy.