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>> hundreds feared dead as yet another boat carrying migrants cap sizes in the mediterranean. >> you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. 90,000 people flee fighting in iraq but the government won't let some into their own capitol city. >> victims of the war in yemen hospitals work to treat the injured as the fighting and airstrikes go on. >> i'm inside france's newest museum a monument to cave art.
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art, 36,000 years old. >> as many as 700 people are feared dead in the mediterranean sea after their boat capsized. it's thought it went down 120 kilometers off libya south of lampedusa. a major search and rescue operation is underway. 24 bodies have been recovered so far. let's get the latest from paul brennan. we've seen the first pictures of the rescue operation there it's a major major operation. tell us about the latest. >> let's talk first about those pictures. the italian coast guard put out some pictures of the rescue effort that's happening out there in the mediterranean in the last 12 hours.
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there are 17 vessels involved in this including military and navy vessels and merchant shipping which has responded to the callout by the coast guard and navy in order to join this effort. the physician have not been updated as far as the numbers rescued and missing. an hour ago is our last information of 29 rescued, 49 dead. these are overcrowded unseaworthy vessels put to sea from the libyan coasts. they do not have passenger manifests. it's impossible to know how many were onboard. what survivors are telling the people pulling them from the water on this occasion is that there were hundreds, possibly as many as 700 aboard that small 20-meter long boat, and with only 49 that we know of so far actually saved then this would mark the biggest single loss of
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life since 2011 when this whole phenomenon first started. >> ahuge tragedy indeed. we've heard that the italian prime minister held an emergency cabinet meeting about this latest tragedy. what has come off it? >> the political effort, the political pressure that's been coming to try to tackle this issue has snowballed. n.g.o.'s demand action, saying the humanitarian crisis is so big. the politician are starting to respond. the italian prime minister has kept short a campaigning trip to return to rome. he's had a conversation by telephone with the french president francois hollande. francois hollande agreed that the current operation a border
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control evident in the mediterranean sea, president hollande said that should be increased, more resources put into that, more boats and planes doing oversights. his maltese counterpart the prime minister said a tragedy is unfolding and that if the eu and world continues to close its eyes it will be judge would in the harsh evident terms. the eu foreign policy chive will put this on the agenda of a foreign minister's meeting due monday. some kind of proposal will be brought forward to get morn european countries to share the burden and responsibility which has fallen exclusively on southern european countries like italy and greece.
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>> the islamic state of iraq and the levant released a video showing two groups of captives held by affiliates in eat he were and southern libya being beheaded. >> the u.n. said more than 90,000 people have fled fighting in the iraqi province of anbar. a military offensive there has prompted people to leave. they're trying to find refuge in baghdad. many aren't allowed in. the defense ministry said they must have permission to enter. >> a sea of people on the run escaping isil, which is about to fully control the city. they've been walking and driving for the last two days, taking whatever they can. men, women young and old. this is a terrified population with no place to stay.
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somehow have been stuck near this bridge. they are angry with their politician and tribal leaders. >> they don't care about us. they sold us, they are coward and traitors. >> we slept on the streets in the open, in miserable conditions. we left everything behind. >> where are the politicians? the sheiks? they are sitting in homes. >> some say bodies are scattered in ramadi. isil is closing in on the city center. more than 75% of anbar is under isil's control. the government has sent reinforcements, but this is going to be a long battle. mosques across baghdad opened their doors to shelter the displaced. this is their new home.
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everyone here was allowed to enter only by being sponsored by the highest religious body. >> people are scattered all over this compound. there are mattresses there and they are living in tough conditions. they were allowed in after they were sponsored by the sunni endowment, because the government imposed restrictions on them to enter baghdad. >> the number of people coming to the capitol has made the authorities nervous. families need a sponsor to get in. some accuses the government of being indifferent. security officials say isil may have infiltrated the crowds and they need to cross-check, but those who are still stuck feel not welcomed. >> they want a sponsor to let us in. what? aren't we iraqis, if you don't want us, hit us, kill us or throw us away. we are iraqis.
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>> the government has been called upon to lift restrictions and send more troops and weapons to anbar. the removal of isil is not going to be easy and take a long time. these people are likely to remain displaced not knowing when they can return home. >> a military commander and 150,000 of his troops have thrown their support behind adou rabbo mansour hadi. some of the most intense battles are at the air base held by houthi rebels. the u.s. which operated the base pulled out last month. the u.n. said 731 people have been killed sings the bombardment began, more than half civilians. three government hospitals are overrun with injured.
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>> these are just some of the victims of war in what's become an increasingly desperate situation in aden. most injured are civilians including children. >> i'm injured, but still, thank god. i've already had two operations. i'm still waiting for another one. >> there's a massive shortage of food, water and medical supplies despite aid. a lot of people have left the city to escape the airstrikes and fighting. the saudi-led coalition is targeting houthi positions. the exiled government has allowed saudi arabia to take control of some air space and territorial waters to get aid in. only three government hospitals are open to treat the injured in aden. hospital beds are full. it's difficult to reach some of the injured people stuck in the violence. medical workers say ambulances have been stolen and medics targeted in the fighting.
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>> we are receiving between five and 20 people every day. some people are slightly injured, others in a serious condition. some people have died when they could have been saved. the ambulance couldn't reach them in time because the roads are blocked by the fighting. >> the red cross said the situation is already very bad in aden, and it's civilians who are paying the price. al jazeera. >> an egyptian court sentenced 11 people to death for involvement in a deadly riot at a football stadium. 74 were killed in february, 2012 after violence started between rival football fancy in the stadium. fans invaded the pitch after a match between the teams. the sentence must be approved by the highest religious authority egypt. >> still ahead on al jazeera paying the price for a father's crime, why this girl's family
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went against a traditional form of tribal justice in afghanistan. >> this year for the first time since records have been kept, more than half of all u.s. public school children are growing up in poverty. we'll have a report coming up.
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>> 28 people have been rescued after the boat they were on capsized in the mediterranean.
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24 bodies have been recovered. it is feared that up to 700 were onboard when it went down south of lampedusa. >> the u.n. says more than 90,000 fled fighting in anbar in iraq. the military is trying to drove out islamic state of iraq and the levant. many fleeing are being strapped from entering the capitol. >> a yemeni military commander and 15,000 troops have thrown that you are sport behind adou rabbo mansour hadi. >> police in south africa arrested 300 people in connection with a string of attacks against foreigners. at least seven have been killed in unrest in johannesburg in the past week. dozens of foreign owned shops have been looted and torched. the president canceled a trip to
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indonesia to deal with the violence. >> while many immigrants move to south africa for a better life, some are now living in fear. >> he has come to inspect what's left of his shop. he came to africa six years ago to try and earn money for his family in ethiopia. >> taking money wrecking stuff. >> his shop was attacked by people who accuse migrant workers are taking their jobs. he said they stole everything he has, including all his savings. >> i don't know, these people is coming taking stuff in the fridge money everything is take.
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i have children, i have wife. why kill me? you kill me -- >> the other landlord said he's ashamed about what happened. it's very obvious the level of poverty in this neighborhood here in johannesburg and people have real needs and grievances interns of lack of jobs and the services here. it seems he was the victim of tonnists and criminal elements. he has decided to try and stay and earn more money before returning to ethiopia. many others have decided to leave. >> south africa's president visited where migrant workers are getting ready to return to their home countries.
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>> we want to go home. they must know that when we're arrange everything, when it stopped violence, they are still welcome. >> these people are headed back by bus. his words mean little now. >> i can't manage to stay in this country. >> this man cannot go back empty handled to his family. >> scientists warn that the growing use of antibiotics in farming could increase human resistance to untreatable super bugs. the use of medicine in agriculture is according including in kenya where demand for meat is high.
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>> business is booming for daniel. his chicken farms near kenya key to his success are want antibiotics. he puts them in their drinking water. the bacteria become resistant, so he changes to another drug. >> you will find that you have given as required, but maybe 50% of the bird has not been cured. you have to change it, because that means it's not effective. >> just a few kilometers away in the city, it's takeaway's like this where is chickens end up. every day all across the developing world, more and more people are eating food like this, not only chicken, but all kind of meat and animal products.
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growing populations mean more mouths to feed and mean more and more food like this is consumed. in the giant emerging economies, china and brazil, it's expected to grow for decades to come. here in kenya, the boom has just begun. more meat means more antibiotics. that means more bacteria will become resistant. scientists say common infections easily treated now will be untreatable and fatal, not just in animals, but in people, too. here at the headquarters of the international livestock research institute, scientists detected a rapid increase in bacterial resistance in developing countries. a paper was just published on it. >> we are just gathering the magnitude of the problem of antimicrobials resistance resistance. it's a massive problem that's
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affecting everyone in the world, just going to get worse and worse unless we start to deal with it now. >> farmers can't really deal with this massive problem by themselves. keeping his chickens healthy using antibiotics keeps his family fed and children in school. in developed countries, farmers use less of the drugs because of regulation and public pressure but farmers in the developing world are going to need help to do the same. al jazeera, nairobi, kenya. >> the united nations said the justice system failed women who of victims of violence in afghanistan. while there is a legal framework in place it only provides limited options. 100 afghan women who are victims of violence and sought justice only 5% of the cases resulted in criminal prosecution.
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>> in pakistan, many people in tribal areas rely on jirgas in disputes. some have to give away their daughters. some legal leaders say this practice should be scrapped. >> she is paying the price for her father's crime. when she was five, he killed a man in their village during a dispute. a meeting of tribal leaders known as a jirga agreed that she would be handed over to the victim's family as compensation for the crime. >> i was struggling with my husband, was it her fault? you killed someone, not her. i told him you should go. >> in the end, the father defied the council's order and kept his daughter. >> there was tremendous pressure from my wife and my daughter was just a child.
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i realized this was brutality towards her. >> he is still afraid the victim's family will try to kidnap or kill her. this campaigner said she supports the tribal councils, as long as they don't violate the rights of girls. >> people don't want to admit that a girl who is ultimately going to go to an enemy's home to pay the price of her father's crime or her brother or her uncle, she's going to be mistreated. she's going to be treated like a slave for the rest of her life. >> the culture of giving daughters away as compensation for murder is slowly changing. many communities no longer support it and it's not acceptable, but when it does happen, families are doing it in private, because they don't want the police to find out. >> four years ago, using girls
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as compensation became illegal in pakistan. since then, hundred was tribal since then, hundreds of tribal elders and families have been arrested and jailed. >> it has been people think that it is only dealt with this way. >> they say things are changing. they say they no longer give girls away permanently. >> now we symbolically present the girl to the aggrieved family. behind the scenes, it's already agreed they will return her with honor and respect. >> she was a little girl when the council promised her to another family. now she says she wants to study law and make the tradition a thing of the past. al jazeera, pakistan.
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>> dozens of police officers in south korea were injured after demonstrations. police fired tear gas and used water condition no one as protestors attempted to march towards the penalty's home to march one year since the ferry disaster that killed he hundred four people. demonstrators accuse the government of not improving safety standards since the incident. >> two government opponents are standing as candidates in cuba for the first time since the 1959 revolution. an independent journalist and lawyer and a member of an outlawed political party are the candidates. >> in the united states, the gap between rich and poor is widening. one part of society the problem is most evident is in state schools where more and more children are going to class on an empty stomach.
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>> a new analysis shows 51% of u.s. public school children are eligible for the federal free or reduced price lunch program, widely considered a measurement of poverty. >> this was rather alarming. for so many years, we thought of poor kids as being an isolated problem, maybe in the country's urban centers. now we're finding a majority of kids in public schools are poor. >> in los angeles county schools, 80% of children qualify for free or reduced priced lunches and many eat breakfast in school, as well. without those meals, they may go hungry. >> the district as well as school districts across the country have recognized that a lot of students face food insecurity, which means on any given day, they could not have had a meal the night before. there's a widening gap between
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the haves and have nots per se. people especially in the middle incomes fight to make it through the month. >> at the middle school in los angeles, students like ashley garcia eat most of their meals at school. >> from monday to friday, i eat the breakfast and the lunch and then i have my snack. >> researchers say there's a strong correlation between post poverty and poor educational outcomes and that lead to say continued poverty in later life. >> we want schools to be engines for economic growth. if we want schools to be engines for economic opportunity, we need to create conditions outside of schools that enables students to enter those schools with sufficient support. >> with so many american kids growing up in poverty, there are implications not only for the u.s. economy, but for social cohesion and the quality of american democracy. >> horace mann was the secretary of education in massachusetts in the middle of the
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19th century. he talked about education as the great equalizer. by that he meant that public schools should be places where children across social class would come together in a common setting to learn together, to learn from one another to promote greater equality in society and it would advance american democracy in that sense. >> as income inequality increases, that goal is slipping out of america's grasp. al jazeera, los angeles. >> a new museum dead dated prehistoric cave art opens in france this week. it houses a perfect replica of one of the most important finds in the world. the cave was closed to visitors to protect the paintings but now the public will see the reproductions. >> two enter the dark cave is to
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take a journey into prehistory. >> this is a way to approach, to come closer. >> on these walls, 36,000 years ago, early man drew animals some like cartoons in motion, using charcoal. no immaculate replica has been called a masterpiece accurate to the millimeter. >> we created a 3-d model of the cave with hundreds of thousands of points and we have a catalog of tens of thousands of photographs covering the whole cave. >> here are the foot prints of safe bears the bones of animals long extinction and the hand prints of man.
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>> the original cave is a few kilometers away from here. it's been closed to the public since it was discovered in 1994. inside the original, the artworks are so delicate, they can be altered by a simple touch or destroyed completely over time high human breath and bacteria. >> now the public can come face-to-face with a near perfect rendition of the oldest prehistoric paintings and drawings ever discovered. the waiting list for tickets is six months long. >> for our ancestors, this cave was a sanctuary they entered it to decorate the walls and leave symbols, expressions of beliefs. this is spiritualty. >> the air is cool to the bone
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and damp. they even added cave like humidity. it's easy to believe you're looking at the real thing. al jazeera france. >> a reminder that you can keep up to date with all the news on our website sleepry slope. a lack at how this enforcement tool called civil forfeiture works. and an o


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