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>> the moment the earthquake struck four days on and millions of survivors are still waiting for help. i'm julie mcdonald. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, the saudi succession takes shape as the new crown prince is named in a resufficiently. top officials leaking a report using french peace keepers abusing children in the central african republic. >> i'm inside europe in the largest holding center for
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refugees. many of these people crossed the mediterranean seas to get here, and some of them are now being exploited by organized crime. >> hello there, a warm welcome to the program. police in nepal say that more than 5,000 people are now confirmed dead and at least 10,000 hundred people injured in saturday's earthquake. but there is some progress. it is finally beginning to relive in some remote areas which up until now has proven to be very difficult to reach. some of these areas in the villages and outskirts of kathmandu say they have yet to receive any food or supplies, and they've been left to salvage what they can from the republic. and there have been scuffles in the low pace of the delivery of
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aid there. >> it's the. while the threat of africa shots remain no one is taking any chances. ten generation of the family has lived in this area for decades. 24 of them have been living here since saturday's quake. with only the clothes they were wearing and a few personal possessions this is their lives. >> i had to build this myself and borrow money doing it. we're surviving. no one has come to help us. no fresh water no heat, this makes me angry. >> his wife is more direct. >> no one from the government has come to see how we are coping in this pathetic condition. just across the road people have diarrhea. we're all helpless. >> like many of those preparing the daily meal is a delicate
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task. fuel and cooking oil is scarce. there is little money coming in and they can't go to work. water is scarce. not all areas of the capital and it's outlying districts are connected. saturday's quake damaged major utility infrastructure, including gas supplies, electricity and the mobile and land lines telephone network. it's only on tuesday when some that have was partially reconnected. those who have survived are cueing for tent sheeting. police are distributing it though those who are registered as local victims of the quake. each get a few meters. it's not enough, but every family will find a way to use it. >> the first thing is the tent. it is delayed. it is already late. people are getting sick.
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>> while the public are grateful for anything that the authorities can provide there is growing disquiet that more needs to be done and done someone before it spills over in anger. >> we're responsible to provide help required to them. thesewe are doing our best, but in some places we are not on time. that's why the people are in some kind of angriness. >> while temporary areas like this remain the government will be under huge pressure from the government to make sure that they distribute fairly what the international community has delivered. al jazeera. kathmandu. >> dramatic new footage has emerged showing the moment that the quake struck. a man in a cart swerves from being narrowly hit by a collapsing building. this shows the chaotic scenes from kathmandu let's go live now
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to al jazeera in kathmandu. tell us the biggest challenges for people right now. >> the biggest challenge is just surviving day after day. people have been living outside since saturday. and out in the open they have complained they have received such little relief from the government or anybody else. there has been a little bit. even the united nations saying that critical shortages are shelter, water and medicine and 1.4 million don't even have enough to eat. this frustration has caused some people, too, as we heard before you mentioned some people start having clashes with police. but other people say that they didn't want to take it any more. they don't want to be in the capitol, and they're leaving by the thousands. i went to one of the main bus
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stations in kathmandu to find out why. >> this is nepal's main bus station here in kathmandu. thousands of people are now trying to leave the city. since saturday's quake people have been too scared to leave with aftershocks hitting them on the highway. we have one gentleman who is traveling 900 kilometers to his home village. >> i've been trying to get a ticket to leave since the earthquake. there have not been any buses available. i want to go now. we're all worried about getting sick and the city is not safe. it's safer for me to go home. >> now his is 900 kilometers away and it will take two or three days, but people are willing to risk the journey now even if there are aftershocks to get away from the potential threat and danger here in kathmandu. >> so faiz, we know that that aid is arriving. the bigelow just technical
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challenge is that it's simply too hard to get it to the people who need it in many cases. >> we still don't know the full scale of the devastation. we have these reports that the death toll is rising but we have not been able to get most of the communications to the effected areas near the epicenter. the fact is, judy, we have not been able to get enough aid to people here in the city. i walk around and i sill see tent cities everywhere that have popped up. mostly people have been sleeping out in the open. some how sleep in tents that have been donated. but if relief is not reaching people here in the capital of the country, you can only--one can only imagine how bad it is in places that have been cut off from all access. >> faiz jamil joining me live from kathmandu. thank you.
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>> saudi arabia's king has appointed his new crown prince making him next in line to rule. he's severing as prime minister. in mother big shift the saudi ambassador to the u.s. has been made foreign minister. he replaced appearance saud al faisal. >> this is saudi arabia's new crown prince. prince mohammed bin nayev. bin nayev is also chairman of the council for political and security affairs, a body that
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makes decisions on threats facing the kingdom. the new crown prince has built strong ties with the u.s. when he was in charge of the fight against al-qaeda. but this is the man who is likely to play a crucial role in the future of the oil-rich kingdom. the king's son has been appointed as new deputy crown prince. he also serves as minister of defense and chief of the royal court. shake ups in saudi arabia are closely monitored by the world. >> there was question about the succession, about the issue of the first generation becoming very old all of them in their 70s and 80s. now we have a second generation mostly fairly young and in their 50s. very well experienced. >> saudi's new leaders face
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mounting challenges like the growing instability neighboring yemen. the saudi government has launched airstrikes against shia houthi rebels. it accuses iran of using the houthi toss destabilize the region. and this is the man to seek international support for saudi foreign policies. saudi ambassador to the united states of america has been appointed minister of foreign affairs, which was led for four decades by prince faizel. >> in the past we were patient. today we've lost our patience. things are happening too fast for our taste, and we believe that a strong government should take action finally strongly, and send right messages that saudi arabia is going to deal with every threat.
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>> saudi arabia is an important player in the middle east. it provides significance significant support for the opposition in syria iraq and lebanon. and saudi political sway spreads across across the arab world. in 2001 they were behind an arab league initiative offering peace with israel in exchange of a pull out from areas controlled in 1967. al jazeera. >> a senior united nations official has been suspended on allegations of of a report that is said to document exploitation of children the age of nine by french peace keepers last year. they say they were sexually abused in return for food and money. it was understood that that report was leaked to french
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authorities who believed that the u.n. failed to take action to stop the abuse. al jazeera as editor james bays joins us. the u.n. and france face big questions over the handling of this. >> absolutely. the french making it clear that as soon as they knew of this incident they launched an inquiry, which is still under way. the u.n. also launched an inquiry into this. but they decided that one of the officials who was involved in the early stages of this i should now be suspend: now what they're saying is that what this official did was to give the report to the french. there seems to be no problem in that but they have procedures for this, they say and they say that the names of the victims of the children were in this report and their policy is that whenever the u.n. hands over one of these internal reports to another body in this case the french then the names should be
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redacted from the report. that's why they say that this official has been suspended on full pay for now. but i'm sure there will be many who are going to be asking questions about this very serious incident, and the fact that the only person who seems to suffer in this very serious incident is the man who appears to be the whistle plower. >> the u.n. had much to say on the subject yet? >> well, we were rather hoping that we might hear from the u.n. secretary general himself because ban ki-moon has been in the right place today. he has been in paris meeting with françois hollande the french president. he's there on a plan to visit paris. but they held about an hour ago what we thought was a news conference. it didn't turn out to be news conference. it turned out to be two short speeches by each of the leaders. this is becoming increasingly common by world leaders now. they stood there, gave their statements and walked off not taking any questions at all. i'm sure they talked about it
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behind the scenes but not in front of reporters who are very keen to ask questions about this. >> james bays live from the united nations. thank you. still to come here in al jazeera. new pictures show the damage caused by saudi airstrike which has made the runway into the international airport unusable. and we look at what had a taken the heat out of russia's biggest gas company.
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dozens of people in anger over the government's response to the devastating earthquake. 5,000 are confirmed dead and 10,200 injured. saudi arabia has announced a new heir to the thrown. 355-year-old mohammed bin nayev is the new crown prince. the u.n. is investigating allegations that the penitentiary peace keepers sexually exploited children in the central african republic. the saudi-led coalition has striking yemen's airport and a
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coalition airstrikes. the saudis say that jets were forced to bomb the country's primary airport to intercept and iranian plane. iranians have been accused of flying in weapons to arm the houthi rebels, but the iranians have said they're only bringing much needed humanitarian aid to yemenis. >> this is catastrophic. it's affecting our ability to receive humanitarian aid and fly out stranded foreigners. they have cut off the only civilian runway left. >> in the southern port city of aden, a cloud hung over the mountains on the edge of this city. sources tell al jazeera it was the result of a coalition airstrike hitting houthi targets, but witnesses say people ran from their homes after houthi tanks came into the neighborhood the city and rebels went door to door destroying buildings. >> people complained about the lack of basic necessities such
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as water, wheat, electricity and gas, but they vowed to continue their resistence against the houthis. >> we cannot allow houthis, we will resist. we ask god that the young people be united. >> young men in aden have formed what is called the popular resistence movement to push the houthi rebels out of the city. the battles have moved into residential areas. twisted metal and smoke rose from the burned-out remains of this shop. activists say that homes were randomly hit bivalves. this baby is an example of the growing humanitarian crisis cited by aid groups. the government is demanding that the houthi obey the security council demand for a cease-fire.
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until then the conditions on the ground in this poor country continue to deteriorate. >> six people have been killed and a number of others injured in idleb. several houses were demolished in the attack. activists say there were airstrikes on the northwestern town injuring several people. the town was recently captured by an alliance of rebel fighters under the banner of the army of conquest. russia's gas giant gazprom has report an 86% loss in profit last year. in response the youit has raised its gas prices.
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ukraine has refused to pay its debt. >> the prom problem has not been gazprom available to sell gas no it's the problem is the devaluing of rubles. and servicing it has been a lot more expensive for the country. the spats ongoing with ukraine over the ukrainian gas contract, and that really explains why gazprom's profits have been badly hit. when this news came out earlier on friday, the share price arrestedly hardly budged. long-term, gazprom faces an significant issue and this issue is this, it's biggest customer in europe is trying to wiggle out from within its grasp. a week ago it launched an
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antitrust case against gazprom which could stretch on for years and years. but in the long term will likely result in gazprom in having to change it's operating procedures in europe and it will likely negotiate much more better contracts with gazprom making it a less valuable tool for the kremlin politically. >> nigeria are trying to identify 300 women and girls who were rescued from the hong kong in the sambisi forests. >> we spoke to apology near i can't's military spokesperson who say that the identity of the women and girls rescued are
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still under world war ii. they say this process of screening and profiling these individuals who figure out who they are and where they came from is still going on. now, the issue of whether any of them are from the chibok school, the school where more than 200 girls were kidnapped from last year remains open. what the military is saying is that they're not ruling out that possibility because these individuals have been kept in sam biza for an incredibly long period of time. for many people they're hoping that these rescued individuals could lead to other individuals who have been kidnapped, and many are hoping this is a signal
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that the area is about to be taken back by the nigerian military. >> the founder of the bring back our girls campaign say she's delighted that so many girls have been freed from boko haram but she said this raises fresh questions. >> something about this particular rescue for us when were these people taken? when were these people who were rescued yesterday abducted? who are they? were we ever informed, or does the military not have an idea that this massive skill of nigerian women have been taken hostage? >> togo's opposition party is rejecting election results which has delivered the president another term in power. we have more details. >> reporter: the controversy surrounding this election is that the fact that the former
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president is going for a third term in office. this is something that is being debated in togo. there were only two countries without presidential term limits and that's gambia and togo. so the president is allowed to run for a third term, but people are asked if it is the right thing to do, especially since his father ran the country for 38 years. between the two of them, they have run the country for nearly 30 years. they have announced the preliminary results and they put the president in lead at 50% and the main opposition leader had around 34%. now this announcement took the opposition by surprise because they thought they were still going through the results checking the individual results from all the region because they raised many concerns about the way the results have been coming
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in. in a press conference on thursday they actually had some very strong words. they called on supporters to mobilize in great numbers. they called this a take over and they said that people should not allow this situation to happen, that it's a crime against national sovereignty. >> italy is struggling to cope with a number of migrants arriving on its shores just this year. about 25,000 across the mediterranean sea. those seeking asylum are housed in reception centers around the country. we visited one in sicily finding frustrated residents and evidence of exploitation. >> it's market day for asylum seekers. these are people who reached italy safe safely after risking their lives on the mediterranean sea. they're free to move. free to roam, but there is
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nowhere to go. nothing much to do. the police are here to keep the peace. last year riots broke out because residents are frustrated. they're only supposed to be held there for 35 days. but for some it's 15 months, and for some it's even longer. we were not allowed to speak to people and none were willing to face the camera, afraid it would effect their asylum placing. >> on a day that everybody is explaining.complaining. >> food that they find hard to digest to inability to under the staff who only speak italian. with no papers they can't earn money. but there are reports that criminal organizations exploit men for work paying them $15 a day. we catch sight of some piling into a car. >> maybe they're going together to work for him.
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i don't know. >> what kind of work. >> just only farm work. >> the center's director tells me he can't control what happens outside of the gates but notice all their needs are met. >> people living in this center receive many services, social assistance psychological and legal support italian language forces three media myself at a day. shoes if you they need. >> housing migrants can be a profitable. business.profitable business. there are 3,000 people here at the moment. the italian government gives $37 a day per person to the private company who runs the center, but knows management contracts are currently under investigation. >> we hope the investigation will end as soon as possible. if there has been any wrongdoing it's right that someone should be held.
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>> the investigation is ongoing. [music] back in the center some are hopeful for their future. they say until they can move on from here they won't feel free. al jazeera sicily. >> flight commanders have given up on a camera spinning out of parole. it's shown tumbling towards earth and it's expected to burn up on re-entry. it was carrying three tons of food fuel and clothing and scientific instruments to the international space station. >> the program plans for these things to happen. they're unfortunate when they do but we do have supplies on board.
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