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nepal's prime minister warns that the death toll from saturday's devastating earthquake could reach 10,000. ♪ hello, i'm foley, this is al jazeera, live from doha. the u.s. state of baltimore breaks up after another night of violent protests. and rebel flight -- fighters
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drive more go troops out of idlib. ♪ they are cold wet, and homeless. thousands of people in nepal are starting yet another night in tents or even out in the open. we're getting reports that 200 people are missing after an avalanche and mud slide near a trekking route north of the capitol. so far about 4,700 people are known to have died after saturday's devastating earthquake, and time is running out for many of those still trapped beneath the rubble. rescue experts say people can only survive about three days without food and water. earlier we spoke to john who is the united nations resident coordinator in nepal.
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he said there are problems with the rescue efforts. >> there are many internationals coming to support a very gal lent and impressive local effort. relief items are coming in but the airport is quite con guests and limited in terms of capacity. so that has been a bit of an impediment. more importantly, what we have to do is get past kathmandu, and get to the epicenters of the earthquake. the rain has kicked in making a difficult situation even more severe. there will be a large contingent of people who will not be able to go back home because their houses were destroyed or are unsafe. and al jazeera's correspondent has more now from kathmandu. >> reporter: kathmandu international airport, the only way in or out of nepal since saturday's quake.
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those that survived are finding their way there. many have been waiting for days. >> translator: we are from india, and a state of federal government is nowhere in site to help us. we want to go home but we're desperate. we don't know whether we'll live or die. >> reporter: others are thankful to have survived. >> the only thing i have been able to get is the flag that was at the airport. and i built that tent on the first night. and it was really raining last night, so we have been about to stay dry actually with that tent. >> reporter: while they try to leave, search and rescue teams arrive with their trained dogs. this team is from spain. >> sometimes the people [ inaudible ] possibility to drink and eat, and it's possible to wait for ten days. but if don't have drink, two
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days only more or less. >> reporter: on the other side of the capitol, these are the lucky ones. they survived but haven't eaten for days until now. charities are stepping into the beach, lines of people displaced by saturday's quake are fed. it's their only source of food. they have lost everything. scenes like this are common across kathmandu. people continue to dig. many volunteers joining in the rescue and recovery operation, trying to find the remains of their homes or people buried under tons of rubble. back at the airport, planes are arriving all the time. it's working at full capacity. the authorities are giving the military priority to run across the quake zone and rescue survivors. help is coming in from abroad too, but the lack of space means only a certain number of planes can land.
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with many roads badly damaged the airport is vital in the aid effort. the first few days after a quake are important to get rescue workers in to try to find survivors. police in saudi arabia have arrested more than 90 people suspected of belonging to the islamic state of iraq and the levant. let's go straight to mohamed vall who is in saudi arabia. what more can you tell us? >> reporter: according to the statement that was just released by the interior ministry and published on the saudi press agency, 93 people were arrested 65 of them saudis and the rest are foreigners. and these are according to the statement cells that are -- cells that belong to the movement of the isis the islamic state of iraq and the
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levant. and they have been operating in saudi arabia and trying to manage to stage some -- some attacks. the operation has taken several months. 15 people were arrested earlier this year and they had a cell -- they had a -- a -- a group named into a translation that means the land of the wholly mosque. and number of people were arrested and now the total number has reached 93. they include one saudi and one syrian who were accused of being behind the -- the attempt to attack the u.s. embassy in riyadh in march, and also the -- the spokesman of the interior ministry today also said that one of two accused of killing two policemen earlier
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this month has been apprehended today. so for the saudis this is a huge operation in which they have been able to apprehend quite a lot of people who according to the saudis have been intent on staging some attacks inside saudi arabia. >> thank you very much mohamed vall. at least 52 people are feared dead in massive landslide in northeastern afghanistan. this happened in a remote province. the only way to access the area is by helicopter with surrounding roads covered in snow. security has been stepped up in the u.s. city of baltimore following protests that turned violent overnight. riots started after the funeral of a black man who was injured in police custody and later died of a spinal chord injury. his family have called for an end to the violence.
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live to sheehab who joining us about baltimore. tell us about the scene? >> reporter: heavy police presence national guard and now we're seeing armored personnel vehicles rolling up and down the streets. we're outside of the pharmacy that was burned yesterday. today there are several people are brooms helping to clean up. we're expecting various briefings from state and local officials. president obama will speak about what happened in a couple of hours, when he makes some comments with the japanese prime minister in the next few hours. the police commissioner said parents need to keep better control of their children. this really was about high school kids who had planned to have a protest to show their
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anger and outrage at what happened to freddy grey. and this is all about freddy grey in the end. he spent 45 minutes in police custody and managed to sustain fatal injuries to his spine and his neck during that time. his funeral was yesterday. the school kids tweeted that they planned to have a small rally at a shopping mall and march downtown. that was enough for the police to mass in full riot gear outside of the school at 3:00 when the school day ended. the kids were confronted by this huge barrage of police. and then they shut down the bus system. everyone was loitering around and then things escalated as we saw. it's funny to hear people say maybe the police didn't act strongly enough. but perhaps the question we should be asking is perhaps they overreacted. but we're joined now by corey
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clark. he was out here last night. what do you make of the reports that we're getting today that this is just a bunch of mindless criminal thugs on the streets. >> at the end of the day they were not mindless criminal thugs, they are lost youth, because they are not being educated. they are not being taught at home to believe in morals. it's the parent's fault for not telling their kids not to come out here. i did not see one parent getting their child. and that is not right. for them to have been out there peacefully at first and to feel threatened by the police that should say a lot about how people in this the city feel about the police. but it's like -- it's more to the -- everything that is going on. because we're not noticing how -- what the youth did, brought up a bigger picture to baltimore. >> reporter: what is that bigger
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picture? again, this -- mindless thug that's the impression we're getting. but what is the background to why a kid would feel like burning up their own neighborhood frankly? >> they adopt -- don't know. i call them the lost youth. they are not being taught either in the education system or at home they are being taught by the streets. you awl talk about us as a whole. i'm talking about us as individuals. either you individual. you might look at me differently because of the color of my skin or because i'm a person but at the end of the day we have the chaos of all of these people and not look at the color of it. because it's not all the way our fault, but it's more though our fault, at the end of the day what we do. we're not going where they lay
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at. we're going where we lay at. it -- it -- it should be more understanding of what we need to do to change the world. >> reporter: all right. corey thanks very much for joining us. there are those who then blame the kids for -- for burning up the city. there are others who say, look this is the symptom of something much deeper. this are areas that white baltimore, would quite frankly ignore. and perhaps it's a matter of dealing what underlay what we saw yesterday. back to you. still ahead on al jazeera, dancing to a different beat. vietnamese younger generations embrace economic prosperity. plus they survived a pair louse journey a lot the mediterranean sea, but what lies ahead for african migrants once they reach land. we'll report from sicily.
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♪ welcome back you are watching al jazeera, live from doha. a reminder of our top stories now. the u.n. says heavy rains in nepal are hampering the search and rescue mission. about 4,700 people are known to have died and another 200 are missing after a new avalanche and mud slide was reported north of kathmandu. saudi arabia has arrested more than 90 people suspected of belonging to the islamic state kale. police say they were planning on carrying out attacks across the
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kingdom. and security has been stepped up in the u.s. city of baltimore, following protests that turned violent overnight. a state of emergency has been declared in the city. more now on the situation in nepal. let's bring in our correspondent faiz jamil who joining us from central kathmandu. we're hearing of a new avalanche north of kathmandu, and as many as 200 people missing. what more can you tell us about this? >> reporter: details are sketchy so far. this area itself has 200 people missing, as you said but we don't know if they are trekkers or villagers. that has been one of the big problems getting information outside of the capitol. but if these areas have been made inaccessible by mud slides and landslides and have been completely blocking roads.
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everything we know right now, the death toll the number of people affected this is mainly coming from estimates. anything outside of this area we're only getting bits and pieces of information. >> what about relief and recovery efforts, and also the aid getting into the country? is that getting better now? >> reporter: it is getting better. today actually we saw locals take the initiative. they were blocking off the roads to anow emergency crews and ambulances in. and we saw search and rescue meme -- teams from other countries. i spoke to a dutch team and they said they didn't believe anyone had survived. but locals started digging with their hands, and later in the
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day, as they arrived they also come in these international search and rescue teams. >> you mentioned the remote areas near the epicenter. have rescue teams been able to reach those areas? >> reporter: that's correct. the prime minister of nepal himself said that he could expect the current -- the current death toll to double. now several attempts were made by helicopter and airplane to reach those areas today, but they were unsuccessful. the weather has been one factor. when we tried to rife there was a big thunderstorm here in kathmandu. there was another one today for several hours, which stopped all of the search and rescue operations. the after shocks have at least quieted down for now, more teams are slowly getting in.
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and the hope is slowly we can in the next few days access these inaccessible areas. syria's defense minister is visiting iran to discuss military cooperation. the two-day trip comes as the syrian military is losing territory to an alliance of rebel fighters. the rebels are taking ground in idlib province. karla malone reports. >> reporter: this is activist video of what appears to be large numbers of syrian government forces on they way out of idlib province. it's the latest sign that they are losing control of this part of syria. most rebel groups have joined together to make up what they are calling the army of conquest. they have taken control of the military base the second largest in idlib province. there was four days of intense fighting during which, al-nusra
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fighters send suicide bombers in. >> translator: the last suicide bomber has just left and will deal them a heavy blow. >> reporter: as the fighters took control of the camp, there were air strikes from government jets. the rebels have already taken much of the province including the main city of idlib. fighting continues for control of the region's largest military post an air force base and a number of towns. >> translator: we are now engaging in intense fighting with the regime's forces. >> reporter: the latest advance puts them within a few kilometers of the out skirts of the province that is a strong hold of president bashar al-assad and his family. it's a significant step by opposition groups trying to push forces loyal to syria's government completely out of idlib. caroline malone al jazeera. saudi-lead air strikes have
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destroyed a weapons depot of the houthis. in ta'izz forces loyal to the president in exile are engaged in heavy street battles to gain control of some strategic positions. yemen's information minister says people inside the country are in urgent need of medical supplies, food and fuel. a series of migrant tragedies in the mediterranean has prompted a new solidarity. three leaders boarded a ship on monday. but they also have to figure out what to do with those who make it on to land. charlie angelo reports. >> reporter: arriving on a ship in the mediterranean sea, a sea that has become a death trap for so me. e.u. and u.n. chiefs inspected
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the operations and received a warning from italy's prime minister. >> translator: we italians have a huge heart and we're doing everything we can, but the problem in the mediterranean is a european and world problem. >> reporter: it took the deaths of 800 people in one day for europe to finally responding to this mass exodus. europe has tripled the budget for the search and rescue operation, triton destroyed naval ships, and vowed to destroy the boats that transport people across the sea. >> you are going to have to find a way to create safe channels for those who are entitled to protection internationally. until that happens, we're not going to solve the problem. >> reporter: safe channels aren't really the talk for europe. there has been talk about
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resettling 5,000 refugees but around 10,000 have already arrived here in the last two months. these eritreans were rescued from the sea two weeks ago, and are now on their way to rome from is there they want to get to sweden germany, and the u.k. >> translator: we can't find jobs in italy. it's not possible to study either. if we gave your fingerprints we would have to stay here so we didn't. we're willing to settle in any country where we can study. that's why we wish to move on. >> reporter: a forlorn boy is left behind. he has no money and speaks no english or italian. we follow him to where he is staying. at least he has friends. they say he is just 14 years old. one speaks english, but he is frightened if he is filmed the
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eritrean government will find him. and so we have not named him and his voice is altered. >> translator: the people of eritrea or africa are not like the people of europe. if they find out i'm here they will kill my brother. >> reporter: these latest arrivals will have similar stories to tell. stories of war, repression, and poverty. and europe's duty now is not just to seay those this peril on the sea, but also to give them hope. since the vietnam war ended 40 years ago, the country has experienced major changes in rapid economic growth. but as scott heidler reports old and new generations have different i havings of the future. >> reporter: this woman was just 17 when she joined the war against the united states. with the former comrade in arms they sing a marching song from their time in the jungle. ♪ >> reporter: it's the story of
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how they loved flowers, but the americans forced them to love the gun. >> translator: without our songs it would have been thousands of times nor difficult. they raised our spirits, making our tough life much better. >> reporter: 40 years ago, americans and the south vietnamese who supported them fled in any way they could. >> translator: they vietnamese too. why did they not protest the country. but most were doing it for their families. >> reporter: it was this moment a tank rolling through the gate that marks the end of an era. it become the symbol for the fall of saigon. and here is that gate. in the four decades that have unfolded since it came crashing down the country has been ruled by the commune itself party. its economy is booming, and
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those generations born after the war are thriving. ♪ >> reporter: embracing western culture, they enjoy life in ways unthinkable just after the war. and many realize they can't expect a better life to be given to them by the government. >> translator: i think my future depends on me. >> reporter: but some feel that there is a cost to this system. >> it's absolutely embraced global capitalism but its politics and rhetoric haven't changed very much and it's still very very sensitive about any criticism, any institution, any individual who could in anyway be seen as challenging the government's absolute control. >> reporter: so as the laters mark their history, and celebrate peace, the younger generations embark on a new era for the country as prosperity bounds. this while living in a political system that is still lead by the ideas of the father of
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vietnamese communist party. japan's prime minister is in the united states. trade is the top of the agenda japan and the u.s. are working towards a 12-nation agreement that will open asia and pacific rim markets to the u.s. the two are the deal's biggest participates. >> reporter: now 90% of world trade is transported by ships at sea, and that means the shipping industry generates huge levels of pollution. but it's cleaning up its act. nick clark reports from sweden. >> reporter: this is sweden's trading hub, loading and unloading 900,000 containers a year two a minute, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 11,000 vessels from all over the world pass through here every 12 months but the port lies in the heart of the city's residential
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community, and shipping is not as clean as you might think. >> shipping has always been stuck more or less with the worst type of oil, heavy fuel oil. heavy fuel oil has a large share of sulfur content. this is just in the recent ten years been lifted up as a problem. >> reporter: around the world when ships are docked they keep their engines running. here, they have pioneered a new system. some ships can plug in to green energy so they don't need to burn fuel until they leave. so they are taking power from the city -- >> from the city grid feeding the ship. >> reporter: just plugging it in. >> that's it. >> reporter: recently maritime law changed, making it illegal to sail in certain waters with high sulfur fuel. the thing is some vessels are still burning dirty fuel. so we're going to see how the
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authorities try to catch them shut in o. we're going down the river to this island which is where they monitor what is going on with the emissions. they are pioneering a new sniffer station. >> right now they are only allowed to have .1% sulfur in the fuel. and it's an order of magnitude lower than actually just two months ago. >> it's coming past. >> the ship is coming past. the emission was a certain amount of sulfur in the fuel and he identified also it's coming from that ship it's following the criteria and we will not -- we will let this ship go. it will not be put on our blacklist. >> reporter: of course it will be many decades before all ports will be able to follow this green lead. but it's the people who work and breathe life into port cities that will benefit, and you would like to think that would be reason enough for
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change. and a reminder that you can keep up to date with all of the news on our website. more there on our top story and the aftermath of that devastating earthquake in nepal where relief efforts continue. as many as 10,000 people are feared dead. emergency in baltimore as crews begin cleaning the city up after a night of riots. >> we're going to put every available asset and as much manpower as it possibly takes. >> maryland's national guard patrolling the streets, trying to keep the city calm. and the supreme court is hearing arguments right now over making same-sex marriage legal na