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>> how to deal with the increasing numbers of fleeing migrants. europe are triples the budget for search and rescue praises welcome to al jazeera, live from doha coming up in the next half hour - the general down fall david petreaus the former u.s. army commander and cl. ia director is given probation for leaking military secrets. u.s. president obama apologises for the death of two hostages in a counter-terrorism operation
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against al qaeda. nature at its most spectacular. a chilean volcano erupts after 40 years. the european union will improve search and rescue in the mediterranean sea, in response to migrants trying to claim access to southern europe. april has been a deadly month, with more than 1,300 dying at sea. at an emergency summit in brussels e.u. leaders approved a tripling of funding for the operation triton. germany and france committed two ships, the u.k. three. other nations pledged boats, planes and helicopters to save
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lives. french president francis hollande will seek a u.n. resolution to stop smugglers boats. there was no discussion on what to do with the thousands arriving in europe. >> reporter: these are the bodies of few of the hundreds lost to the mediterranean, to be recovered and laid to rest in malta. the deaths prompted a rethink from europe about its commitment to its humanitarian obligations on the southern border. outside the european council meeting the coffin was the motif for the protesters outraged people were left to die in the sea close to rich countries. "they should give refuge to all of them", said this man, families included. >> many complained about basic rights in belgium where they were going to resettle.
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these grievances have been brought to a head. easy for the protesters to be about anger and injustice. there's something else - the campaigners see in the tragedies an opportunity to force european leaders to change police on immigration. >> reporter: as they gathered in brussels, the message coming loud and clear was the priority was to stop getting people on the boat in the first place. the french president said he'd go to the united nations to go to the united nations to seek approval to attack boats on the libyan coast. and the budget for the border force would be tripled. it can rescue people. the main purpose is to stop them getting into europe. they have agreed to triple the resources. the border mission in the central mediterranean, and enhance the mandate. it will carry out the mandate
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in response to distress calls are necessary. i'm happy to announce leaders pledged greater support, including minimal vessels and aircraft. and money. >> lots of groups, wonder about europe resettling them at risk. there's less commitment to that. >> it's important to change the narrative and make the policy humane, to stop criminalizing the utilities. through racial profiling, chasing undocumented migrants. all the policies need to be addressed. the approach is wrong altogether. >> many of the leaders with an eye on elections and public opinion, have to say they want to stop the deaths, but keep the migrants out. the icommitted to stop this sort
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of thing, but the walls of fortress europe are getting higher e.u. officials say the effect will be felt within days critics say they are face-saving methods that will not make a difference. many have been taken to sicily. paul brennan reports, few italians are hopeful of a solution soon as e.u. limousines were sweeping into brussels thousands of miles away a different group of people were making an arrival at catania sicily. the men, women and children fleeing poverty and hardship has strained the coastal foundation. >> ask around you'll find contempt for the policy makers of the european union. >> it's europe and the italian government's fault. all these deaths are on their conscience.
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his friend is angrier. the migrants are running away to stay alive. why didn't the politicians realise that before now? palermo, on the northern coast has received thousands of migrant survivors to the port. will the summit in brussels have an effect at all. >> to be honest. i don't have faith in the summits. i don't think it will change anything. there was a tragedy 1.5 years ago, nothing has changed. actually i think the situation is worse. >> there is a sense that on migration, e.u. leaders are barely tackling the symptoms let alone the causes. >> why can't they stop those trafficking. the immigrants. okay. they'll try to stop the conflict in libya.
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>> sings inks which people can only read about in newspapers or watch on television here in sicily is experienced up close, making it cynical. the pressure of dealing with migrants in the detention centers, and the dismay and distress caused by having to retrieve and bury the bodies that boept make it cross. >> the maritime community believes many will lose their lives, and warn that there could be 10,000 that die in the attempt. >> it will be the italians that will have to bear the consequences of those numbers. will the brussels plan lighten the burden? no one here geaves so meantime the numbers are coming. 84 african migrants have been rescued minutes before the boat sank off the coast of libya.
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the italian coast guard picked them up after they sent a distress call. another 220 migrants were rescued from two further boats near libya former c.i.a. director david petreaus has been sentenced toto two years probation for leaking classified information to his mistress, he resigned after it was discovered he was having an affair with his biographer. >> reporter: he was stoic and steers. serious as he walked into the courtroom, plaideding guilty to one count of removing classified documents, which he shared with lover and biographer paula brode wall.
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>> david petreaus's lawyer supplied the court with letters praying the general. his lawyers argued for leniency citing decades of public service. general david petreaus could is faced m gaol time. it was noted while he removed secret documents, none of that was ever made public. as a result the court felt that the 2-year sentence of probation was sufficient. >> still the court ordered david petreaus to pay the maximum fines, a $100,000 penalty. the judge called it punishment to protect david petreaus's resources and the grave nature of the offense. >> i look forward to moving on with the next phase of my life and to continuing our great
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nation as a private citizen. >> despite what the federal judge called a lapse of judgment a stark contrast to a previous 37 years of achievement demonstrations have been held for a fifth day in the u.s. city of baltimore over the death of an african-american man in police custody. a preliminary autopsy showed 27-year-old freddy gray died of a spinal injury. >> protests continue in baltimore. several hundred have been out for several hours, in front of one of the police stations in the city and they called for no justice, no peace, calling the name of freddy game. i'm step out so you can get a sense of the scene. people are angry. they want answers of what happened to freddy gray when he was in custody under suspicious
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circumstances. we mound out that mr gray's funeral is on monday and the chief of police met with freddy gray's family offering condolences. people are angry. the governor of the state of maryland said he'd send state troopers to baltimore. even though the protests have been peaceful. make no mistake, people are angry and the untimely death of mr gray lit a fuse on what was building a frust tryings of so many people. civil rights act visitors are calling for people to come out in the streets. they want to hold a protest to call for justice in this case. >> u.s. president obama apologised for the accidental killing of hostages during an attack against al qaeda in
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pakistan an american and italian held by the group died in the drone strike. patty culhane has more from washington. >> reporter: the u.s. hardly acknowledges drone strikes. >> as president and commander in chief i take responsibility for counterterrorism operation, including the one that took the lives of warren and giovani, i regret what happened. i offer our deeper apologies to the family. >> the wine stephen family pushed the government to do more
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saying that after the taliban exchanged prisoners. >> no soldiers left behind. what about no citizen. the family criticized the u.s. government saying: in making the announcement. the president didn't mention the other two killed. they had been indicted in the u.s. for treason after posting videos like this online. >> we should look for targeted that epitomize western decadence. the two al qaeda separatist were not targeted and they isn't it
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know about the. >> it called in question the standards in reliability of the intelligence that is used to carry out the lethal force programme. >> it's a programme that independent experts say killed thousands. imcloud -- including hundreds of civilians. the president said the american people will know this it case what went wrong, and why the two civilians were killed. coming up in the next 15 minutes or so - why it's a bumpy ride for some at the australian government tries to stop young muslims going to war and a distraught teenager and an alarming case of mistaken identity in mexico. details after the break.
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mistress. david petreaus was fined $100,000. the u.s. president has apologised for the killing of two hostages in drone strikes aimed at al qaeda fighters well the war in yemen is showing no signs of slowing down at all. the saudi-led offensive launched air strikes in several cities nationwide. in the western club the airport was hit. artillery guns fired on houthis, and military unit loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh, near the border. there was heavy shelling targetting houthi positions in the southern port city of aden. we have more. >> reporter: ficters loyal to president abd-rabbu mansour hadi are on the offensive, supporting the saudi-led campaign to retore him to power, and battling rebels and forces loyal to
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former president ali abdullah saleh. >> translation: we urge you to continue operations. it is what kicked out the houthis, we in the south salute you. >> translation: we hope for things to calm down, and aden to be safe and for the houthi militants to leave aden and go back to their errors. >> reporter: three days ago saudi arabia indicated the aerial bombings was over. but air strikes continued. coalition planes launched 12 attacks after houthi fighters gained ground. sanaa has been badly damaged. it has a world lifted historical center. outside cars have been hit and mouses in bees what is happening here is a humanitarian crisis. it's a result of what politicians have done to yemen. >> reporter: negotiations seem a long way off.
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>> translation: there'll be no talks apt the present time as -- at the present time as long as the houthis and ali abdullah saleh continue crimes against the people and until they put their weapons aside and surrender. >> reporter: despite a month of air strikes. saudi arabia and allies have not been able to defeat the houthis and the forces along side them. a mission to find a political solution is also failing u.s. president obama is warning iran against providing weapons and military support to houthi fighters to yemen. another u.s. aircraft carrier is patrolling the yemeni coast after iranian ships were spotted. the u.s. secretary of defense, ash carter is warning iran not to fan the flames. the u.s.s. "roosevelt" and the cruiser "normandy" brings ships in the gulf of aden to
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nine. including two destroyers mind sweepers and ships, carrying 2,002 marines. iran's convoy consists of seven ships, a destroyer and helicopter carrier. saudi arabia and egypt has a presence off the yemeni coast. >> reporter: a 3-day truce has collapsed in libya. the truce was announced allowing residents to return to their homes. tripoli is a key target to forces loyal to the u.n. recognising the libyan government based in tobruk i.s.i.l. affiliated gunmen killed two loyal to the government. five were injured in the attack near the city iraqi government says its forces are making gains in i.s.i.l. the advance comes as the number of displaced people exceeds
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114,000. we have more from baghdad. >> in the western suburb of baghdad, the football pitch has been turned into a tent camp. everyone here has escaped the fighting in ramadi and the surrounding areas. many were scared and criticized their government. this person has eight children, including a boy with leukaemia. he is unemployed and poor. he says he felt humiliated after speaking two night in the open waiting for permission from the government to let his family in. they demanded a sponsor. i said i have no one. i asked him to give me my papers and let me die in dignity back home. he and his family are in after someone they don't know sponsored them. his wife said they had to flee. >> we asked the government to give anbar weapons, so the people could defend it, not
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allowing strangers in. they ignored us. we urge the government to do assist so we can return home. >> more than 1,000 left since april out much the government sent reinforcements. but that battle may continue for a while. ut u.n. says it's doing -- the u.n. says it's doing what it can to help. >> what was surprising is how quickly the people left anbar or ramadi. we saw within a period of a couple of days more than 100,000 fled the town taking what they could, and reason. the world food program distributed food to 80,000. we distributed kits, emergency kits containing food and buckets, and the things you need when you run. >> they are terrify the people. they are lucky to have found shelter. >> there's 106 families in the camp. they have to share aid and
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toilets. conditions are tough. many people feel they have an unknown future. in other parts of baghdad, conditions are not much better for the displaced. mosques are packed and people are almost squeezed in australia is trying to counter a steady stream of people travelling to iraq and syria to join i.s.i.l.'s campaign. the government is rolling out a programme aimed at re-de-radicalization of possible recruits. andrew thomas reports. >> reporter: muslims at a fun fair - this one attached to a halal food festival is not the image you see on australian television. a constant dream of negative impressions is dangerous, the media providing bad role models for young muslims. >> we have a lot of successful people doctors, lawyers
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businessmen. they should project the positive image. >> reporter: instead, this is more common muslims being arrested accused of plotting attacks. some say the hard-powered approach, with rates like this stopping people travelling feeds an image of muslims under attack that can encourage a backlash. that is where a softer approach is being tried. >> in brisbane the australian cultural foundation is running training sessions for religious leaders. >> 99.9% of the muslim community is strong and has a strong foundation and makes the contribution. there's a minority always that falls between the cracks. >> reporter: part paid for by grants from the australian government the leader says his work is an early intervention programme. the government set aside $40 million in programs that
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foster harmony, intervening when there are signs of bad behaviour. >> i come from the land of australia. >> reporter: a man fighting in syria, appealing for others to join him or launch attacks at home. >> now is the time to rise, now is the time to wake up. >> reporter: the australian government calls the efforts part of a strategy of de-radicalization, but it has critics. >> we have spoken to a number of people trying to work with the government but is concerned about the approach. one says the branding is wrong. they call the programme branding violent extremism is the best way to repel the groups they need to engage. the other process is centralized in canberra run by anglo-white people with little knowledge of their issues. others say the government is not acting fast enough. canberra at the best of times moves slowly. >> what we lose with every
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passing week is more radicalized, recruited. if they've gone to iraq syria, most will not come home. >> reporter: in june australia hosts a pan-asian conference. they know it's an issue that needs addressing but they are not yet responding to a teenage girl has been returned to mexico from the u.s. after video of her being dragged. >> reporter: this is the moment that this 14-year-old was taken from a school in mexico. agents carried out a court order forced the distraught teenager into a waiting car, taking her across the border to texas. a u.s. citizen claimed that she was her missing daughter. d.n.a. tests carried out after the girl was taken showed the
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teenager is not related to the woman. wednesday she was reunited with her parents. >> translation: first i felt upset. i've never been so far from my parents. i calmed down. i felt weird and scared. >> reporter: it's not clear how the mix up happened and the authorities in mexico say agents were enforcing the law. many are questioning why a d.n.a. test was not carried out in the first place. the authorities ripped her from her mother's arms and she feels rage. she is happy to be home why the certain for doro thea's missing daughter goes on the cal bukko volcano erupted and covered an area in ash. >> a plume of ash and smoke can be seen for miles as the cal
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bukko volcano roars to life. supercharged particles thrust into the atmosphere, creating lightening storms. the chilean president issued a red alert. >> we decided to enact a red alert. we'll assess the different situations on the ground. >> in a town close to the volcano, up to half a meter of ash and boulders covered the entire area. >> translation: when the rocks began to fall, we evacuated the area. we took a few things with us, we have to come back and collect other things. >> reporter: winds have driven the cloud into argentina. residents opening up to a blanket of ash covering the
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street. the time lapse video captured the scale of the you're understandings. kabul coe is one of the 90 dangerous volcanos. scientists are watching fears a more aggressive ages could be on the way. the way. on "america tonight" degrees of debt. dreams of a ledge education and how it is draining the future for hundreds of thousands of american students. >> i have 12 different loans by three different servesers, and i hold $33,000 of loans that i never signed for or know where they came from. i have nothing to show from it. high hopes and predatory