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saudi arabia says i.s.i.l. is behind the killing of two policemen in the capitol riyahd earlier this month. ♪ hello, i'm live from al jazeera headquarters in doha also on the program, another migrant boat reaches sicily a day with a promise of more money to stop deaths of migrants at sea. no peace until houthi rebels surrender as fighting continues across the country. 100 years later armenians
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remember the masses killed by ottomen forces. ♪ saudi arabia interior ministry says it arrested a man on suspicion of kimming two police officers earlier this month in riyadh and a 23-year-old confessed to shootings after meeting a member with the islamic state of levante and syria, interior ministry says threat of attacks increased over the past month and when it began carrying air strikes on yemen and we are live on the phone near the saudi, yemen border and what else do we know about this? >> according to the statement by interior ministry just a while ago they said that this man is called the mohamed and he is 23 years old and he was apprehended in the province near the capitol
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of riyadh and this was earlier this month exactly on april 8th, when he shot someone and also in the company of another man, the man he said who was a mediator between him and i.s.i.s. in syria and says he only knows him by a name and thinks that the man is from a north african origin judging by his accent. according to these prospects and the investigation, we are told that i.s.i.l. recorded him and supplied him with the weapon for the crime and that he was driving the car when the shots took place earlier in the month. they also found with him and was able to show them a cache of the
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weapon of the crime and several cars and quite an amount of cash and all of this provided by i.s.i.s. to him and a number of people to allow them to commit some operations inside saudi arabia. they also from the investigation were able to know the real name which they said it and they put a bounty and his head and said the bounty is one million for anybody who helps locate him and that is basically the gist of what was there and speaking by the prime minister. >> significant investigation of the killing of two police officers in riyadh and thank you. in yemen more air strikes by the saudi-led coalition and forces loyal to the president abd rabbuh mansur hadi regained control over large parts of the
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southern port city of aiden and the foreign minister says there will be no peace until the houthis surrender. >> translator: there will be no talks at the present time as long as the houthis and the malitias of ali abdullah saleh continue the crime against the many people and until they put their weapons aside and surrender. >> reporter: according to the u.n. agencies more than a thousand people have been killed in fighting in yemen since last month and 115 of them were children, as we report the resources are now being stretched to the limit. ♪ there is a semblance of law an order here despite no clear governance in yemen a bomb disposal unit has come to work, close by is a military base hit by an air strike earlier in the week and spent ammunition liters the streets and have been lying
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around for days. >> translator: the area is full of chemical substances and we examined the whole area with detectors, we have collected the remains of explosives and now they are being moves to be disarmed somewhere else. >> reporter: it was the loudest blast people in the area had heard since the saudi-led campaign began. look around and you get a sense of hundreds of lost man hours. jobs on hold and the thousands of dollars that will be needed for reconstruction. although none of this is as urgent as caring for the hundreds of people hurt in that one bombing. the city's largest hospital is a 20-minute drive away. some of the most serious cases will be seen in the intensive care unit but according to the director that may not be the case for much longer. >> translator: electricity supply by the government has been cutoff, we are using generators but there is not enough fuel this has been going
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on a week and if it continues i'm afraid the hospital will have to close. >> reporter: not the only hospital in trouble, the world health organization is warning that yemen's entire healthcare system is on the brink of collapse. the head of the red cross in sanaa believes keeping the hospitals running is even more pressing than the need for food. >> if we don't find a quick solution now it will be a catastrophe in a few days. hundreds of people can die because they don't have the medicines. >> reporter: he says that while medical aid has started to arrive his staff face yet another pitfall. delivering them to the hospitals in places where there is fighting i'm with al jazeera. rebels and two tunisia soldiers killed during fighting in the providence and several others were also wounded, these are the latest casualties since the military operation began on wednesday part of an army crack down on fighters in the mountain
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region which began as a result of march attack on a tunisia museum. 13 fighters loyal to him has been killed and he is the recognized army chief. more fighting is being reported between other armed groups and tripoli and parts of southern benghazi a three-day truce of forces supporting two rival governments collapsed on thursday. the u.n. refugee agency says the eu plan to tackle the migrant crisis in the mediterranean sea is an important step to collective action eu agreed to triple funding for the navel mission and they will lay the ground work for military action against traffickers as hundreds of people were rescued from the italian coast guard on thursday. and nearly all of the people it rescues in the med train --
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mediterranean and we are in misrata. >> standing here it's difficult to see how the eu could carry out military intervention against smugglers, it's a very shadow network and has 2000 kilometers of libya coastline and another issue which is the current political situation here in libya, there are two rival governments, the eu only recognizes the one based in tobrook but most departures especially lately have been from the western side where there is a court-appointed government in tripoli, the eu has no dealings with that government and actually heard from senior officials of that government just yesterday that they will stand against any kind of eu military intervention. then there is the other issue, what to do with the migrants who have traveled for weeks and months thousands of kilometers and reached this point and are adamant they want to cross and
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risk their lives and want to reach europe and according to law you cannot send a refugee back to his country if there is war or there is any kind of persecution going on there and most of the people who are for example inside of detention center come from war-stricken countries. also there is another logistic issue on the practical level, no more embassys in tripoli and none in the eastern side of the country and people do not have passports and don't have money, logistics of that all, how even to get them out of libya and send them back home. so it's certainly a very complicated issue to tackle and this summer, according to what we hear on the ground a number of migrants who have been pouring into this country, it will probably be very difficult to stem that flow trying to reach europe. 14 people have been hit and killed by a train in central macedonia, this happened near
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the city of velis, a group of migrants from somalia and afghanistan and walking along a well-known balkin route heading to europe. pushing in boko haram last known stronghold in spite of presence of land mind that killed three government mercenaries in the forest region with rumors that the army retreat from the army and boko haram fighters pushed out of areas are massing in the forest. last month nigeria voted in presidential elections and saw peaceful transfer of power and many displaced by boko haram attacks in the north say they are too afraid to go back to their communities and we met some of the families displaced and is one of three states still under a state of emergency because of the violence. >> reporter: women, young girls and even babies all displaced by boko haram violence in nigeria and have found temporary refuge in someone's backyard a city in
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the northeast near the border with cameroon. the man looking after them is mohamed, who runs a business here. but being neighborly has come with a price. >> translator: many people here even good friends asked me where do these people come from do you know who you are looking after, who do they vote for, what religion are they? i tell them i don't care about all that. >> reporter: nigerians recently voted in a presidential election and religion ethnicity and where you come from could but not always suggest how one votes. that's why john says his landlord kicked him out and also escaped from boko haram and neighboring borno state and thought coming here would be an easy transition. >> mostly nigerian and doesn't matter who i voted for, why kick me out, it's my right and entitled of freedom of expression even if i'm not from here. >> reporter: religious leaders,
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community elders and local and international groups are trying to calm tensions and teach people that ultimately there is no excuse for intolerance. >> instead of campaigning on issue we campaign on personalities and therefore the personalities begin to act like a cart and anything that happens to them they take it personal instead of taking it as just part of the game. >> reporter: yola an is busy city one of three states under state of emergency because of boko haram attacks. and it borders it and suspected of attacks and people who were displaced came to yola and now more than ever it's a mix of different relations and ethnicities and political and it's not home for families and look forward to going home but they say they can't, not now. they have been told nigerian
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army has retaken many towns from boko haram but they are still scared. i'm with al jazeera, yola nigeria. still ahead on al jazeera saving the children scientists think they are closer than ever to finding an malaria vaccine and the hubble space telescope celebrates it's 25th birthday. ♪
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♪ you are watching al jazeera, our top stories now saudi arabia's
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interior ministry says it has arrested a man on suspicion of shooting two police officers earlier this month in riyahd and killing them and threat of attacks has increased over the month when it began carrying out air strikes on yemen. refugee agency says the eu plan to tackle migrant crisis in the mediterranean is there and will triple funding for the mission as more people brought to italy after being rescued by the italian coast guard. yemen there have been more air strikes by saudi-led coalition forces in four cities against houthi targets and forces the loyal to abd rabbuh mansur hadi gained control over large parts of aiden. syria's former security chief died of a stroke in damascus and he was known for his role as the military intelligence chief in
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lebanon before syria withdrawn in 2005, in february he was beaten up by a guard of the major general rather replaced him and had been in the hospital ever since. syrian opposition fighters made gains in a joint offensive on the last major regime in northwest idlib providence and news comes as another offensive has been launched in hama in the south and we have more. >> reporter: it's a great view from a plane in northwest hama and the vast area of the village to the north and south. once a peaceful countryside it's now become a battlefield. government forces have been using it as an attack position against opposition fighters. >> translator: this area was one of the first to revolt against the regime and was badly bombed and targeted, now it's time to counter attack. >> reporter: opposition fighters launched the attacks by
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firing artillery and captured three main government checkpoints around the city aiming to isolate the city by cutting the large government supply road. >> translator: our main objective is to destroy checkpoints leading to the city if we succeed in that we will cut supply lines from regime forces. >> reporter: idlib offensive led by coalition of opposition groups launched with the aim of controlling riyadh and it follows the capture of the idlib city on march 28 and rebel forces prepared to be boosted by resent gains but they won and lost multiple times in this endless conflict i'm with al jazeera. germany joined armenia and 20 nations in calling the killing of armenians a century ago a genocide and they are marking 100 years since the massacre of ancestors in the ottomen territory in the first
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world war and 1.5 million people were killed turkey disputes figures and rejects allegation of a planned ethnic cleansing campaign and we report from the armenian capitol. >> reporter: 104-year-old watches his great great grandchildren play he was six when he and his parents left their farm in western armenian and warned they would be targeted by the armenian soldiers. >> translator: my mother covered her face with soot and dressed as a kurd and my father is a man with a mustache and asked him what nationality are you and he told them he was a kurd, if they found out he was armenian he would have been killed. >> reporter: he and his parents walked 300 kilometers to safety. he says he will never forget seeing mothers abandon their children along the way. >> translator: when they got tired they couldn't carry their infants any more and would throw them in the river, throwing them in the river was better than leaving them on the ground where
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wild animals would eat them. >> reporter: eyewitness accounts from survivors are on display here at the armenian genocide institute and museum and the halls have photographic evidence and footage and written testimonies of the atrocities they say were committed against them between 1915-1923 and beyond. this new exhibition time to open with the centennial commemoration is the first time the mass killings of armenians is shown in the wider context of european and world history. >> the genocide is not only part of armenian history and memory at the same time it's a part of the turkish history and memory. >> reporter: the president was one of the first visitors to the exhibition and he says in addition to remembering the past armenia is also looking ahead, that is why it's not putting any preconditions for establishing relations with turkey. >> translator: we have not said that you should recognize the
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armenian genocide. >> reporter: in the open air market many are demanding acknowledgment from turkey. >> translator: they have to admit it and have to absolutely admit it i'm a witness. >> for us to go out as a nation the wounds need to be heal eded. >> reporter: the armenian church canonized the killing of victims as saints and centuries old ceremony has not been seen for more than 400 years and the message 100 years on is that it's important to recognize what happened in the past and condemn it hoping tragedies like this are not repeated in the future paul with al jazeera. turkey says people died on both sides of the conflict and while it accepts they were killed by ottomen forces in world war i it denies there was systemic attack on civilians amounting to genocide and we report from istanbul.
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74-year-old tim runs a small museum in istanbul on display are artifacts books and war time memorabilia that belonged to her late father who was a general in the ottoman army and gives a glimpse in the turkish version of events in 1915 when thousands of armenians were forcibly transferred from homes and allegedly killed by the ottomen turks. >> a problem between turks and armenian people and after armenian betrayed ottomen government told them you have to change places because now you are with the russian people and killing us and we see that and give them milk and give them doctors. >> reporter: according to the general's memoir the armenians integrated violence. >> my father's book he said it's as if all grace throw our people out and i saw the scars, the
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arms and the bodies on the ground. >> reporter: it's a stark contrast to what has become a common narrative, in the past month both european parliament and catholic pope francis have described what took place 100 years ago as a genocide conducted against the armenians. and it is this word genocide that continues to anger turkey. while the government concedes that many armenians were killed it insists the term itself is totally incorrect. >> politically we believe that term is being exploited in a way instead of leaving an event in a just manner technically it's also wrong because for the term to be applied you need to have a systematic policy of extermination of the community. we know as a fact there are armenian come to live at that time and know they are a part of the armenian soldiers at that time. >> reporter: despite the
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controversy under the erdiwan they had a letter of condolence to armenians for the first time ever in 2014. national pride is extremely prevalent in turkish society, almost all the main roads or squares have huge flags flying high or draped across the buildings and it's this strong sense of patriotism that makes some people here so defensive when it comes to discussing sensitive issues like the armenian one. >> translator: these are all big lies turkey has never in the history committed such crimes. >> translator: it wasn't the turks who committed genocide it was armenians. >> reporter: despite the tension it continues to create there are still thousands of armenians living in turkey and they are left to mark the 100th anniversary freely. ♪ concerts are being held together with a church service in the main cathedral that the turkish government renovated in 2005 officials here say they are more
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interested in building a future with armenians than focusing on the past. al jazeera, istanbul. one of south korea's biggest unions organized a massive rally in the capitol seoul and a strike that will continue until labor day, anger after the government cut pension benefits and made it easy for companies to fire employees and unions calling for better worryking condition and want to raise the average hourly wage. scientists close to finding a vaccine for malaria and after effects 200 million a year and almost all in africa and many are children who do not survive and we have more on hope for them. >> reporter: a few tears of pain for a few years of partial protection against malaria. in sub sahara and africa 1300
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children die everyday from the disease, there has never been a licensed vaccine. but for almost 20 years a research team based in africa has been working towards one. now their biggest trial of what is known as the rtss vaccine involving 15,000 infants across seven countries over five years has delivered its results. >> this shows this vaccine does have some impact over a four-year period and reduces attacks of malaria and severe attacks of malaria by 30%. >> is 30% enough? >> no, we would like it to be 90% but malaria is a big problem and if you reduce that by 30% that is a huge saving in childhood deaths in syria. >> reporter: professor green wood devoted 50 years to fighting malaria and thrilled control measures already in
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place are working, the latest world health organization malaria report reveals 47% drop in deaths across the globe in the last decade. in africa the mortality rate has decreased by 54% in the same period. >> we are not suggesting that this should be a replacement for some of the other measures like bed mats, the consideration lbs it worthwhile and cost effective to add this on to the other measures that are already being given. >> reporter: the world health organization will decide whether to recommend the vaccine for use by the end of the year danny with al jazeera. 25 years since the hubble space telescope worth $2.5 billion was launched in orbit and continues to send spectacular of distant galaxys and expanding universe and tom reports on one of nasa's grandest achievements. >> reporter: new york city time
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square this week the tourists getting a real time display far out of the world thanks to the hubble telescope that launched in 1990 and the instrument sent back more than 1.2 million observations. by hovering past the earth's haze the visual accuracy is liken as seeing a pair of fire flies in japan from the east coast of north america, as a result scientists have gotten their most accurate look of planets in the solar system and for the first time identified more planets beyond it. >> the mirrors down on this end and this points out into space. >> reporter: and wanted deeper appreciation of the immense space. >> we know thanks to the images there is something like 200 billion other galaxys in the universe each filled with hundreds of billions of stars. >> reporter: they gained startling insights in the course of the universe itself by tracing it backward in time to
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places more than 13 billion light years from earth. >> the galaxys are not only flying away from each other and they are accelerating and this tells us the universe is filled with this mysterious energy that they call dark energy. serviced in space by astronauts 1993 a fatal flaw discovered in the large mirror almost made it worthless but nasa dispatched a crew and repaired it and it will operate for the next few years and an instrument 100 more power full the web telescope will be launched in 2018. >> web and hubble operating at the same time and will open up a new window on the universe. >> reporter: likely to produce more revelations about worlds yet to be discovered, tom ackerman with al jazeera, green belt maryland. border crossing between chile and argentina is closed
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