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>> houthi rebels in yemen criticize an arms embargo placed on them through a security council and calls for protest across the country. >> i'm lauren taylor. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, iraq's fight against isil. the prime minister goes to washington to seek more help in the battle. also ahead, president obama gets set to remove cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism. and marking a year since the disappearance of more than 200 school girls in nigeria.
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>> the united nations security council has voted to impose an arms embargo on houthi fight necessary yemen. the rebels are "v" been ordered to withdraw from territory it has seized. the houthis have condemned the move saying it is aggression. our diplomatic editor james bays has been following developments from new york. >> the u.n. security council sending a tough message to the houthis. before them for a vote a resolution calling on the group to withdraw from all the territory they've taken in recent months, including the capital sanaa. the resolution passed but with one significant abstention from russia. it had wanted an immediate ease fire. instead there will be humanitarian pauses organized by the u.n. through president hadi.
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>> the houthis working in close coordination have intensified their military campaign, bombed aden and extended their offensive to yemen. these actions have caused widespread violence and instability that threaten the security and welfare of the yemeni people as well as the region's security. >> the council decided to extend sanctions and arms embargo. they'll now cover the three most important houthi leaders as well as former president ali abdullah saleh and his son abdullah. what if the houthis don't comply? could that lead to a ground operation. >> if they're not complying they'll continue to face more of the same. >> the resolutions says that humanitarian forces should be
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organized by the u.n. secretary general in conjunction with the government of president hadi. but ban ki-moon said that he wants immediate face-to-face talks. he said ultimately there is no military solution to the crisis in yemen. james bays, al jazeera, of the united nations. >> staying in yemen al-qaeda and the arabian peninsula said that it's spiritual leader has been killed in a drone attack. the united states had played an award for the cleric. he traveled to yemen after being sent home from saudi arabia in in 2006. we have more from doha. >> it remains to be seen how this whole operation was conducted because we know that the u.s. operating in yemen put out before the houthis took over the air base in aden and with some level of coordination
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between the saudis with massive experience in dealing with al-qaeda and aqap in particular forces loyal to abd rabbuh mansur hadi and the americans have been following, trying to target the top command of aqap. he was very important to aqap. this is someone who issues religious justifications for the operations conducted by aqap in 2014 in a video released by aqap. he has been asking people all over the world to launch attacks against western targets and in particular the americans. it was at that particular moment that the americans started to
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scrutinize the activities of. he was suspected of recruiting yemenis so with al-qaeda and isil in iraq and syria. his death comes to as a major setback for al-qaeda. >> u.s. president barack obama has promised humanitarian aid to iraq. the announcement comes as iraq's prime minister hyder al abadi visits the white house. they said that the battle would not be won overnight. we have reports from washington, d.c. >> reporter: as iraq prime minister hyder al abadi arrived in washington. his staff in baghdad made it clear to reporters that he was come hearing for reinforcements in the fight against the islamic
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state in iraq and the levant. on his list surveillance drones attack helicopters, fighter jets. they said they needed those to take back mosul and anbar. didn't get it. when directly asked this is how president barack obama responded. >> i think this is why we are having this meeting to make sure that we're continuing improving our coordination and to make sure that iraqi security forces are in a position to second. >> there were no specific requests made by the iraqi prime minister. >> the u.s. is pledge morgueing more humanitarian aid. he said that all foreign assistance has to go to the government of iraq. that sends the message that their sovereignty is protected and also when it comes to accountability that they would be responsible for any war crimes committed with that equipment. >> human rights groups have complained that the u.s. and iraqi officials are not doing
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enough on that front. >> we see no indication that they have in place the candidate of resources to actually know what is happening with those weapons, who they're going to. we know who the u.s. said that they're supposed to go to, but we don't know. >> right now the most leverage the u.s. has with the iraqi government is the control of airstrikes supplying drones and fighter jets would lessen that power and after this meeting it's not at all clear that the u.s. is ready to give that up. >> we'll look at some of the other main headlines. after two days of violent demonstrations in guinea she would postpone any further rallies until next week. this is the scene on monday where several people were shot and one man died. u.s. presidential hopeful hillary clinton has chosen the state of iowa to make her first public appearance since
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announcing her candidacy. the first leg of her wrote trip was brought to month cello. . the italian coast grade said that 8500 were rescued, they were thought to be from syria and sub-saharan africa. the white house said that president obama is to remove cuba from the u.s. list of state sponsor of terror. it's the key step in normalizing relations between the two countries. we have more from havana. >> reporter: julio ramirez was a soldier fighting in ethiopia. he was one of 17,000 cuban
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troops. >> it was a just fight. those who wanted to go could go. no one was obliged to go. we went to defend the ethiopians ethiopians. they're very similar to cubans we got looping well and made many friends. >> president castro call it an act of solidarity with comrades in need. while the cold war was still hot russia saw cuban involvement in ethiopia angola and others as unacceptable intervention. it said they were aiding rebels that they called terrorist organizations. freedom fighters or terrorist organizations, these trenches trenches were built in havana in the 1960s as a defense against the threat of u.s. envision.
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cuba provided arms and training to groups such as farc in colombia and basque in spain. this hon new testament is for northern irish ira hunger strikers who died in 1981 in their battle against british authorities. the following year washington placed cuba on its list. >> there is a mutual distrust from the big power that believes it can do whatever it wants. and small power that the united states as the big elephant that can hurt it no matter what they do. >> fidel castro said in the early 1990s the cuban support for insurgents was the thing of the past. north korea and iraq were removed from the u.s. list cuba remained until now. julio has fond memories of his
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ethiopiaen adventure but the world has changed while cuban u.s. relations are trying to catch up. >> move to go nigeria now. a vigil has been held in abuja to mark a year when 200 girls were kidnapped by boko haram. a roll call of the missing girls was read out during the vigil. they were taken from a school in chibok in borno state. despite the campaign they have not been found. girls have marched through the streets of abuja to mark the anniversary. >> reporter: peter joseph' sister elizabeth is one of the 219 girls still missing a year after being taken by boko haram from her school in chibok. it calls for global protest against the failure of the outgoing president goodluck jonathan to find the girls and deal with the group.
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>> i find myself depressed. i feel sorry for them. the government has failed them. i feel that i have failed them. feel i have not done enough. >> reporter: hundreds of school girls march to abuja to mark the anniversary. but these girls have called their march the ministry of education to call for fresh government action to find the missing girls. each of them with a placard with the name of each the missing girls. some of them were as young as 7 or 8 years old. the minister of education was not available to meet them. it's been nine months since the previous government said that it knew about the girls are. they were last seen in this boko haram video. >> the country will not give up. peter hopes with the new
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government of president-elect coming in on may 29th the girls might be found. >> i feel that it's going to make a little bit of difference, but i'm not expecting much. >> but the new government is not making any projects. abuja, nigeria. >> still to come in the program. jailed for the u.s. teach whose inflateed exam results for their own gains and find out if space x has achieved its ambition of landing a booster rocket.
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>> we have the top stories in al jazeera. houthi rebels in yemen have condemned an arms embargo imposed by the u.n. they describe the resolution which calls on them to withdraw from seized territory as an aggression. al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula said that it's spiritual leader has been killed in a drone attack. the u.s. had offered a reward. the u.s. offer of $200 million in humanitarian aid to iraq. the pledges are made during talks between president and the iraqi prime minister who is in washington. the u.s. senate committee has improved legislation which could prevent the white house were lifting sanctions on iran. democrats and republicans on the foreign relations committee reached a compromise on the measure which require the administration top on iran's
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compliance. >> senate republicans and democrats reached a compromise on tuesday on a piece of legislation that could allow congress to weigh in on the iran-nuclear program talks. the white house has indicated that president barack obama would sign the bill if it reaches his desk unchanged. thethey said it was important to establish exactly where the lanes are when it comes to the u.n. engaging in foreign policy. what we have before us today is a bill that forces the administration before they're able to lift the sanctions that we collectively put in place that brought them to the table it forces the administration to bring to us every detail if there happens to be a final agreement. every detail. >> the challenge now is trying to get the bill to the president's desk unchanged so that he'll sign it.
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some members of the senate already say that the bill does not go far enough in trying to hold iran accountable for its past player. and if these members try to add some amendments to the measure it could make it unpalatable to the white house. >> al-shabab fighters in an attack in mogadishu. the gunmen set off two bombs before storming the buildings that house the ministry of education petroleum and mineral minerals. the u.n. has urged kenya to rethink its demand to close the refugee camp, the latest measure after the garissa university attack. >> every morning she has seven
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children and her husband is looking for $300 that in the united states have sent her. but each time she goes, she gets the same response. in. >> i feel sad i can't get naaman. my children are at home because i cannot pay the absolutely fees any more. >> refugees here depend on the money for food, shelter and clothing. >> they cannot move out of the camp where they have little access to jobs and other means of income. more families here depend on money sent by friends and family abroad. >> traders in the camp say that business have been closed we no longer sell goods on credit, this trader says. how can we when we don't know
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when we'll receive money from the. officials with the world food program say they have enough food for the refugees until july. >> this is not the same as it was previously. we're going to be having 20% reduction in funding compared to to 2014. >> this man sends a passionate plea to the kenyan government. >> we would like to appeal to the kenyan government anyone who has interest in our living standard to hear out our voices, which is are very desperate. >> the u.n. however are assuring the refugees that it will continue to provide for
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them. for the refugee nothing can be placed on the little they have lost. al jazeera northern kenya. >> civil rights activists have held rallies across the u.s. to call attention to killings at the hands of police. we have this report. >> reporter: they're on the march here in new york city. these are people calling for justice. justice they say for latinos and african-americans here in the united states. they say they have been unjustly killed at the hands of police. we spoke with dr. cornell west, a renounce civil rights activist and professor, this is what he had to say. >> too many young brothers and sisters of color taken down by the police. the police should be held accountable. >> that's the message today. >> that's the message today and it's a beautiful message. it's about all about loving
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everybody. >> ericeric garner was killed in new york while in a chokehold. in missouri, a white officer shoot and kills an unarmed black teenager and recently, walter scott, a 50-year-old black man shot to death while running away from a white police officer in south carolina. those are some of the high profile examples and pours say that there have been other cases as well. they say their fight is not over and they'll continue to take to the streets. until they say their voices have been heard. >> staying in the u.s. eight teachers have been convicted for changing! results. they were found guilty guilty of falsifying test results to
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secure bonuses and promotions. we have this update from atlanta. >> the judge gave the ten defendants in this long and difficult case a simple choice: either apologize to the court and ask for leniency, or except harsh sentences. two of them did. for the other eight it was a different story. three of three of them, senior members of the atlanta public school system received 20 year jail sentences serve seven years, and $25,000 fines and 13 years of probation. the judge in this case making it clear that this was not a victimless crime. he said this is the sickest thing that has ever happened to this city, and thousands of children were let down by teach whose cheated on exams on a huge scale. the eight defendant who is have boston given harsh jail sentences have 30 days to appeal and they're expected back in this court at that time. a new camp that people are
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forced to live in as inhumane. the >> from before dawn they're out looking hoping to find a lorrie to sneak on to bound for britain. the first light brings the first attempts of the day. some will get through. most fail and return to camp. but they will be back tomorrow. it's not much, but it's home. at least for now. >> he does not want to show his face but he'll show us his tent. day after day he lives in this slum. the dream is to smuggle himself to the u.k. he has tried five times this week already. but to achieve it he has to contend with the nightmare that is in new camp. there are no other options. >> in my life it's first time i have faced this kind of problem. just like africa or some of the
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jungles. it's a life of jungle. it's not normal human being living like this. we don't have enough water to wash our bodies. i haven't washed my body after one week. >> this was the jungle as the migrants who used to come here called it. it is deserted now cleared out by the authorities who have directed all inhabitants to this patch of land, bringing them together in one place. though not under one roof. only the luckier ones have those. welcome to what they now call the new jungle. same people, same goal, same problems. this camp is flanked by a busy motor way. it sits underneath a chemical plant. yet for those who live here, if you can describe it as that, there are no basic amen nights. there are no toilets or running water. in fact, the nearest tap these people have access to is about a
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kilometer away. what they do have is the knowledge that they will be left relatively alone by the authorities because they have been told to come here specifically to stay. this is, for all intents and purposes, a state-sanctioned slum. down the road a day center provides food. they seek help in the shadow of a world war ii bunker. the cruel irony here it was war at home that brought many to this place. makeshift mosques and deliveries of bread bring a sense of community to a group of people from many nations with the same aim, to cross the channel whatever it takes. >> we get a new constant new stream of refugees. we get about 20-30 new people every day. and sometimes 20 go to england every day. and sometimes less. sometimes more. this winter there were quite a few who managed to make it into the u.k. >> for each ferry that leaves laden with cargo it is
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impossible to say how many stowaways are on board. many will deliberately disappear once they get to the other side. this short rosing represents a new life, a dream realized, a nightmare left behind. they have nothing to lose trying. al jazeera. kalais. >> in china the relatively sluggish economy is making it hard for recent graduates. many won't be able to find a job. >> the job recruitment fair in beijing. many of those scanning the list of vacancies are students about to graduate. and many are finding after four years of university they don't have the qualifications employers are looking for. >> my major is communication. my fellow classmates, very few of them, found jobs that fit communications. so most have to get jobs in
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other industries. therefore i think for my major there is not enough jobs in the market. >> he is looking for a job with little pay around $1,200 a month. but the job recruiter interviewing him said it's an unrealistic expectation. >> they don't realize they have low practical skills. they are fresh without much experience. the student we interviewed will probably get half of what he expects. >> experts say that many graduates lack skills such as critical thinking, foreign languages and basic office communications with businesses are looking for. the government is worried about the impact the slowing economy is having on employment, namely the prospect of social stability. which us why the premiere has announced a plan to create ten new urban jobs before million new urban jobs before the end of the year. many students are encouraged to learn a trade. this college has more than
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10,000 students who have been trained in a range of skills. >> mechanical jobs have a good prospect. that's why my parents want me to come here. they think i'll have a better opportunity to find a job. >> china's government wants to increase the number of students by 10 million over the next five years by convincing young people that they have a better chance of securing a job if they do. adrian brown al jazeera, beijing. >> an uncrude rocket has blasted off from cape canaveral, florida, for the longest grossry trip in the solar system. spacex left earth without a hitch, and is due to arrive on friday to deliver groceries and commitment. spacex had hoped to man the first booster stage on a
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platform out at sea but elon musk said that it landed too hard to survive for more on our website at any time you can watch us by clicking on the "watch now" i con. north dakota is now producing more than a million barrels of oil a day. ten years ago there were fewer than 200 oil-producing wells in the bakken. now there are more than 8,000. >> they call it boomtown usa this is where all the money is. it's crazy the amount of money you can make here.