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margaret warholm. -- of the vietnam war. >> i wish the u.s. would fully decontaminate 40 years after the war vietnamese haunted by the nightmare of agent orange. >> i became prime minister at a time when there was no money. >> we'll reverse david cameron's tax cuts a week before voters go to the polls in britain, leaders from the three main parties square off. good evening, this is al jazeera america, and i'm antonio mora. >> i'm libby casey. we begin in nigeria where the cry bring back our girls is being answered to some degree. >> the nigerian army says it rescued more hostages from boko
haram, held in a forest. >> the announcement coming after 293 women and girls were freed from a different base in the area. soldiers destroyed nine camps in sabbeesa and are looking for more rescued hostages are being identified none of the schoolgirls are believed to be among them. we have the story from the nigerian capital abuja. >> nigeria's military say these are some of the 293 women and children rescued, held in severe and inhumane conditions. the military says they are trying to mark out the identities of the women and children. where they come from, how they were kidnapped. many hope that some rescued are the chibok schoolgirls. they were abducted from boko haram in april last year. 219 are still missing. the military say they can't confirm whether some of the rescued are from chibok.
>> we will search where possible. not just in the forest. everywhere where terrorism is occurring. with the hope to locating both the girls from chibok and everyone in the captivity of terrorists. >> people who have been campaigning for the rescue of the chibok schoolgirls and other women and children held by boko haram are demanding that the military announce the identity of those freed. how many more are still missing. we never had a record. that says at this point in time. number of girls number of women. thursday, the military announced the rescue of 160 women and children promising to release their identities. they say ongoing operations
against boko haram are going well and expect to free more women and girls in the next few days. >> we see a lot run out of the enbehave. it's fitting to the plan. it's not xble to independently verify what the military are saying. restrictions have been placed on humanitarian organizations and the media in accessing the areas where the rescues are taking place. many hope the military's claims are accurate. >> joining us now is the founder and publisher of saharareporters.com. how significant are the two back-to-back rescues? >> it is significant in the sense, that we find for the first time that there's a lot of
girls and women kidnapped and abducted and detained by boko haram, and they are not less important than the missing girls. also it's significant in terms that the nigerian government did not disclose the number of people that are missing. we are hearing from military sources. 2,000 of these vulnerable persons, that it's good news that we have to wait this long to get the girls. >> had you an idea of who was missing? >> this was the nigerian government not being forthcoming in revealing information about the missing people. we find that boko haram is doing more harm. is the new president muhammadu buhari expected to make a
difference? >> people want difference. that's the mantra of muhammadu buhari. i don't know this people want excuses. nigerians want the girls rescued by general muhammadu buhari and they expect a lot from him. so he doesn't have much chance. it will not be a long period of honeymoon between him and others. there's a huge expectation of him. a year ago the campaign bring back our girls went worldwide. is it a focus in nigeria. >> it is still alive. the campaigners go out to campaign in abuja. i have always said the life span and attention is short. that's what they have done here.
a lot of them have moved on. the girls have not been found. again, you can't blame them. it's the duty of the nigerian government to protect and bring back the girls making sure that this doesn't happen any more. quite impressed with the bring back our girls group. every day since the abduction of the girls. i saw them in abuja. >> what do you make of them in terms of military strength. >> there's a lot of mercenaries involved and mercenaries from south africa ukraine and other places. in nigeria, they claim people are assisting with logistics. they are not discloseing mercenaries. it's good news the activities of the military. when we reported back to back that they were losing territory,
they blackmailed us saying they are supporting boko haram. >> they black mailed you. >> yes. now they said we were right and they were wrong. we took them on, providing information. extending the campaign and by taking over the narrative about what was going on in nigeria. >> founder and publisher of saharareporters.com. thank you for talking to us. five days after a powerful earthquake instruct nepal, survivors are being pulled from the wreckage. we have two stories of survival from kathmandu. >> reporter: a day when good news is overshadowing all the bad. two incredibly dramatic rescues. krishna was pulled from the remains of a hotel in kathmandu, hours after a teenage boy was saved. when the 15-year-old was stuck in the rubble he couldn't see a
thing. >> i didn't know if i was alive or dead. >> he had no idea whether he would make it, but wasn't willing to give up. >> i was trapped, but could move around by crawling in the rub. >> reporter: he was stuck for five days before being pulled out. his rescue cause for celebrations. onlookers so used to seeing dead bodies cheered for him. at a medical camp volunteers are optimistic about his recovering. >> dehydration, a few broken bones, doing remarkably well. miracle. >> reporter: hope to be alive, he describes how he got through the ordeal. >> i squeezed water from the clothe and drank the water. i found butter, which i ate. >> his incredible story gave a moral boost to a city in tatters, and people among the
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sombre ceremony honouring the last two killed. a group of marines took place in it. 58,000 americans were killed and vietnamese allies. >> the u.s. allocated money to clean up land contaminated by agent orange. millions of gallons of the chemical was dumped during the war. scott heidler takes a look at the enduring legacy of that toxic dump. psh psh >> reporter: tu was not alive during the war that carries his country's name, a war that ended 40 years ago, but the effects robbed the 7-year-old of a normal life. more than that, it will kill him. just like it killed his sister. she was seven when she died from the same blood disease they both suffer from.
his father works at the da nang airport, a site where planes were loaded with agent orange during the war. it contains dioxin, causing birth defects, cancer and other diseases, passed on from parents. >> translation: i wish that the u.s. would fully decontaminate where agent orange were sprayed. >> reporter: there are a few reminders, like this museum courtyard that are physical reminders. the dark legacy is clear and distinct. those working with agent orange systems are focussed on limiting the effects of dioxin in a fourth generation. >> translation: with the first generation who served in the army they got cancer and died. their children were sick and died. the third generation, they know about agent orange, they don't have children. >> reporter: they want more to know about the impact of dioxin,
and expand early detection with technology, like using ultrasound machines using pregnancy. some of the agent orange was stored and loaded at a former military base in da nang. a so-called dioxin hot spot, the site of the commercial airport. the first american funded clean-up began three years ago. a hugely complex process. it superheats the soil in a massive furnace. a touchy for the americans. they dispute the hanoi figure that 3-4 million vietnamese have been affected by the chemicals. >> what for vietnamese are one of the biggest concerns, environmental pollution. cooperation is hitting this historical legacy. in terms of dioxin, there are other sources in vietnam. >> reporter: regardless of the source, the current generation's suffering is solely focussed on survival. >> translation: the thing i want
is the goodwill of all people, and to do everything medically like blood transfusion to keep my boy alive as long as possible. >> reporter: the medical needs intensified. he under goes two transfusions a week. his mum hopes future generations see the legacy come to a close. the family lives day to day. susan is a co-coordinator of vietnam agent orange relief and responsibility campaign. thank you for joining us. these stories are no surprise to you. you were in vietnam a year and a half ago. what are the biggest challenges that remain? >> there's a number. there's about 28 hotspots where the american military had bases. during the vietnam war. around the perimeter there's contamination from the use of agent orange deochlin. denapping air force base is the only clean up. we have to identify the victims
of agent orange dioxin, and you showed pictures of children harmed. the other thing that we need to do this invite unanimous is clean up the hot spots. there's 28 of them. >> there are undetonated explosives on the ground. >> yes, there are. united states dropping 7.8 million tonnes of ordinance on vietnam during the conflict which is more tonnage than used by the united states against germany and japan in the world war ii. 100,000 tonnes remains in the land and it's still contaminating it's 1973 the nixon administration recognises that agent orange caused problems, dedicating a billion to help the hurt people. did any of that money reach the vietnamese? >> no it did not. none of that money came through to vietnam. the only amount allocated was $75 million to clean up one air
force base and that is around da nang. there's mumies -- moneys allocated to children but there's 3 million children suffering as a result of agent orange. >> how hard is for them to find help? >> it's difficult. there's limited resources in vietnam. the government helps to identify the victims of agent orange and provides stipened services to the -- stipend services to the families. >> you served in the vietnam war, and you ended up becoming a dissenter. you were court martialled for your activities 40 years later why are you working on the health issues? >> we are still needing to work with the people we harped and we are working on h.r. 2114 relief for victims, there was a bill introduced into the house.
we are talking about healing the wounds of war, for the children of american servicemen that served in vietnam, who received not much compensation, other than for the birth defect spina biffeda. children of veterans do get compensated for about 14 different types of birth defects. we are looking for party saying we need to take care of american children and servicemen and women, and clean up the contaminants of the war. >> the health bill would address the children of women contaminated. united states women and the vietnamese. >> and the children of the servicemen. they are the huge category of children to do not receive compensation unless born with spina biffeda. we are looking to finish that part of the war. >> a professor in health policy and plan thank you for joining
welcome back to al jazeera america i'm antonio mora. >> i'm libby casey. coming up in the half hour of international news the sentencing the 10 taliban members involved in the shooting of team act yist malala yousafzai. and the country the vatican calls the most dangerous for priests. >> a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. baltimore police say a curfew will remain throughout the weekend because of more than
planned protests over the death of freddie gray. it came hours after police resealed that the van freddie gray was riding in made a stop undisclosed. the findings were handed over to a top prosecutor to decide if charges should be failed. an atlanta judge changed the sentence for three former educators convicting of conspiring to cheat. two weeks ago they were sentenced to 7 years imprison and probation. punishments were double what the prosecutors recommend the. the teachers have been ordered to prison for three years, and will serve 7 years probation. today republican tom cotton lead an effort to force a vote on new amendments on a bill for the nuclear deal in iran. it could reduce chances of passing. one requires one to recognise israel as a jewish state in the nuclear agreement. the senator clashed with the
iraqi foreign minister after a debate was disclosed. the foreign minister replied writing: saudi arabia says it repelled a cross-scale assault by the houthis. three were killed in squirmishes with rebels along with houthi gunmen. the outcome of the other major battle was less clear. we have more on the fight for aden. >> reporter: aden is a vital battle ground on the war in yemen. pro-government fighters say they are gaining strategic territory at the airport. beyond that houthis seem to be gaining ground saying the rebels are shelling their neighbourhoods and pushing people from their homes. houthis have stormed a hospital.
>> they continue to shell places where they know women and children gather. most have fled. a few are left in aden. the houthis shelled our homes and robbed the people. >> reporter: a houthi spokesman denies allegations of targetting civilians, and tortures. >> translation: our opponents accused us. we asked the family to help us with the investigation and move us to the hospital. they refused and buried him. >> reporter: aden is reportedly in the south. the location is important. it's near the gulf of aden and offers easy access to the red sea. it became a base of provisions for the president, after he was forced to leave the capital this year. despite air strikes, the houthis
controlest of the area. >> let me tell you that the yemeni minister of defence has been kidnapped in an operation led by an iranian. >> according to the u.n., more than 1,000 people have died since the war began in march. many need food and water. numbers that will only grow as the fighting continues. >> iraq denies tending arms to the houthis, and said the saudi led coalition will not let it send medicine. they are protesting a decision to bomb the airport. the bombing happened on hughes as the iranian aircraft approached the runway. it was loaded with medical supplies. saudi say it ignored orders to leave the air space. >> u.s. navy ships are accompanying u.s. vessels. the navy provided protection for
an american cargo ship travelling through the strait of hormuz on thursday. it's not escorting the ship but monitoring them as they navigate the waters. it comes as a view of provocative behaviour by iran. a danish shipping country is urging troip -- tehran to release their group of "tigris." iran says it is in relation to an old debt. crew members are in good health in pakistan 10 members of the taliban were sentences for the shooting of malala yousafzai, the activist targeted for supporting education for girls. she was shot on her way home from school in 2012. kamal hyder has more. >> reporter: an anti-terrorist squad, 10 people were sentenced
to at least 25 years in prison of the the case was handed over to the anti-terrorist court by the military. the military said they were able to arrest the key people involved in the attack in september, giving them information, leading to the arrest of 10 mem bes. appears -- members. four are at large, hiding across the border where the taliban leader is also based. now, it must be remembered that the taliban, pakistan have taken responsibility for this particular attack. kamal hyder in islamabad the shooting galvanised malala yousafzai and brought attention to her cause. caroline malone reminds us of her inspiring story. >> reporter: malala yousafzai was 15 when shot by the pakistani taliban on the way home from school n the swat valley. two other girls were injured. she spoke out against the armed
group that banned girls from going to school in the region. thee was worried that she'd be targeted. >> i was scared that they'd throw acid on my face and they can do anything the taliban said they targeted her for views on separatism and not education. she was ill for some time. she was airlifted to the u.k. she has recovered and lives in the u.k. the taliban vowed to clear her and her father if she returns. many she her as an agent that shamed their country. it has not stopped her. she travels the world promoting education and speaking out about human rights abuses. such as the kidnapping of women and children by boko haram. in 2013 she spoke at the headquarters of the united nations in new york. >> so there is a global struggle
against iljit massy, poverty and terrorism. let us pick up our books and our pens. they are powerful weapons. >> and became the youngest ever winner of the nobel peace prize greece has less than two weeks to make an $840 million payment on its debt to the international monetary fund. no deal is in sight to release the remaining $8 billion of bailout money. talks between the government and creditors are expected to go through the weekend. athens will not agree to reforms demanded by the european union, international monetary fund and the imf, and european central bank. newly hired tax office employees protested outside the greek finance ministry. angry they don't make as much as colleagues. retirees are angry that the
government is sif jobbing off mun -- sye phoning off money from their plans. we have a report from southern greece. >> reporter: it's not every greek village that gets its own surfaced football field. this belongs to a municipality whose 3-term mayor managed it it has $17 million in the bank. despite the fact na subsidies to local government fell during the crisis it still feeds its constituents and offers daycare to working mothers. now the government is forcing them to lend savings, many are not prepared to surrender that security. >> translation: the country need our support. we need to know when we want the money we'll have it. if we don't, we won't be able to by food for fuel for daycare, pay salaries or pick up rubbish
or do the basis. >> reporter: greece is at odds with creditors over economic reform. the flow of money stopped, throwing the country on its own resources. the longer the talks take, the government has to dig deeper. it borrowed half a billion from pension sums, and hopes to borrow 2.5 billion from municipalities. time and money is running out. it's not just local government affected. universities hospitals and public trust and the library must surrender trash. they have loft millions they are skeptical. >> translation: we know there's a bad psychology. mayors are afraid that the government will take their savings, it wants to give financial padding to face the assault from creditors, and the
eurozone elite. the european central bank cut off liquidity. we have not received money from abroad since last july. >> reporter: ultimately mayor will comply. if the state sinks, life boats will not last much longer a week from today voters go to the polls in britain. >> next a preview of british elections and a look of candidates that would like to occupy 10 downing street. >> what is behind a shocking wave of attacks on priests in mexico?
it was question time tonight for voters in britain. capped date from the three -- candidates from the three parties faced off in a televised debate. economy, public health care and whether they should stay in the european union was the focus of the debate. >> 360 seats are available. no party is expected to win the majority. >> smaller party will decide who will be the prime minister. we have a look at the party
leaders. >> reporter: it's the most unpredict ailing election in generations -- unpredictable elections in generations, and for the first time we are entering an era of 5-party politics, when david cameron became leader five years ago he was the youngest leader. he took over a struggling country with the financial crisis and responded with billions in cuts. he's hoping improvements to the u.k. economy will be a chump card on election day. not to mention moves to shed the conservatives image as a party of prif lig. it's difficult to shake his own wealthy routes. he cases ed-mill band whose earnts came as refugees. calling for a united fairer country. >> it's only when working people succeed that britain succeeds. plans to receive taxes worried
leaders. figures from outside the may stream have been shaking up british politics and influencing voters in way inconceivable a few years ago. this is nigel, leader of the u.k. independence party. he's been a thorn in the side of european politics for more than a decade. >> there's more euro skeptics in the parliament. >> reporter: blasting the political union with the rest of the continent and wants a seat on the parliament. leaving e.u. and cutting immigration are two main policies. and then there's niklas sturgeon leader of the nationalist party. committed to ending austerity and the u.k.'s weapons program. >> a stronger voice for scotland. they are expected to win the fast majority of scotland's seat.
>> or this man, a deputy prime minister who scfrs or labour could -- conservatives or labour could turn to. despite plummeting support for the libberal democrat party, he may have a crucial role to play. as the battle for control of the parliament is at stake, it's a multiparliament place. british media companies are weighing in with endorsements. "sun" indoorsed david cameron, with a head line "it's a tory", a reference to prince william and wife kate expecting their second child any day. and mill band is endorsing cameron. john brown was a founding member of the u.k. independence party and joins us from florida. good to have you back with us.
>> thank you. >> do you agree with polls showing no matter will win a majority. out of 10 polls, conservatives look like 34%, labour 34. two tight to call. >> what does it many for the future david cameron hangs on? >> yes, if it's a hung parliament the past prime minister stays in office to supervize the government. parliament decides and negotiates a coalition of the parties none of which have an overall majority. it's a formal coalition at the moment. there's an informal coalition which is weaker really because the minor party would support the major party for the budget and for a vote of confidence. all other votes would be by
negotiation. it would be a week parliament. >> they hope if they don't win a lot of seats it would be a labour, liberal coalition saying it would be very week in an informal sense giving time for the conservative party to restructure and reform over a leader like boris johnson, favourable to other sentiments and a thatcher it conservative. >> you are hoping there'll be a weak labour coalition so the conservatives could rearrange themselves and come back stronger. if that's not the case, are they liking at this point to govern over the past four years with the centrist democrats. they are losing seats, they may not have the numbers they need
to govern. >> yes, you are right. they'll play a role with 13% of the vote four or five times the strength of the last election when they lost the conservatives 22 seats and forced the coalition. what sort of a coalition would ukip go into. as they are on a 3-1 basis from the conservatives, it would - if they are dead scared of the mill band government. it may flow out and it's possible the conservatives could win. and do a coalition with a depleted party. >> would it be likely at all that labour could form a coalition. mill band said he would not work with the scottish party, a party with the third most seats, the
closest to labour. >> that's right. the liberals said they would do a coalition with anyone. they have no principals and able to go with anyone that will have them. >> they are the only ones in the middle. everywhere goes from one extreme to the other. >> they are everywhere you want them, to the left middle or right, wherever they can seize power. ukip has a definite philosophy one left out was the winter of disconnect. it is similar to the tea party in the united states in that immigration is a strong policy and we want non-distrim atry one for one. allow one immigrant in when one leaves so it frees a nondiscretionary basis, and the second thing of course is a disconnect. it has to get out of the
european union. your correspondent hit that. the westminster disconnect is the same as washington. people have no idea or sympathy with grassroots people and the reality that ordinary people face in their daily lives. that is a key element that is overlooked. it will be an interesting election. good to have you with us. >> thank you the u.n. says more than 20,000 people fled burundi to rwanda because of political in instability, u.s. officials told the president that the country risks boiling over. the u.s. secretary for state of democracy asked in burundi on wednesday and called on all sides to reject violence. more than a dozen protests
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people in southern chile were ordered to escape after the latest eruption from the calbuco. it has erupted three times in eight days after being dormant. today's eruption was smaller than the previous two. ash rose into the air compared to nine miles last week the killing of catholic priests continues in mexico. most are victims of drug cartels who don't view the clergy as off limits adam raney travelled to the central state where a priest was
murdered. >> reporter: the latest priest killed in mexico. he was shot in the head two days after easter. father martinez served under him and reported his mentor missing. >> translation: it was premeditated. they knew he was picking up money that day. >> reporter: kiled apparent -- killed apparently by thieves. most priests killed seen to be victims of drug violence. some may have accommodated criminals or crossed them in some way. some priests were offered great amounts of money to perform favors for stay quiet. it's a temptation. it's easy to say i would never do that. but preets are human. >> the killing shows no one in mexico including priests, are untouchable. >> reporter: despite roman
catholic traditions, 10 have been killed. the vatican says it's the most dangerous country in latin america to be a priest. in the past priests may have been willing to accept money from cartel bosses that ran drugs to the u.s. some say that is not so easy as cartels extort kidnap and kill fellow mexicans for money. >> the church realised that they couldn't keep doing that it's not a good thing to do to receive money full of blood and try to convert it to something better priests are vulnerable in some states like guerrero where criminal organizations have complete control. he met on wednesday with his superior to see if he should be reassigned with his own safety.
they agreed he should stay put. we asked if it was time to take precautions. he said no. >> it was the state of things. they killed jesus, and we have to offer our life. if there's a spill for christ. i believe it would be the seed for something good in the community. >> for good or bad, those we spoke to said more blood will be spilled before mexico find peace. in our global view segment we look at how news outlets are reacting to events. commenting on baltimore, it's been written demonstrations in baltimore, race relations in the us are not as bad as 50 years ago. people president obama called criminals and thugs have lives that are alien to most americans white and black. >> in "jakarta post", they write about an execution of drug smugglers taking place in the
country and internationally. no matter how imperfect the judicial system may be, it should be respected london's "telegraph" praises the saudi arabia changes. new appointments by salman are among a number of moves surprising the world in middle eastern affairs and in the global oil market. >> out with a bang. the messenger spacecraft clashed no the planet mercury. it orbited the planet collecting information transform og our understanding of the solar systems. scientists call it a more than successful mission. >> reporter: it's slightly bigger than the moon and is the closest planet to the sun. until the spacecraft arrived in mercury's orbit in 2011, little was known about the planet.
since then, seven scientific incidents had been feeding back volumes of data. >> there's a common core similar to the earth, but proportionally bigger. it is sure that there is a liquid core surrounding the core in mercury, producing the magnetic field. >> it revealed a moon-like surface. scarred by as ter i said and meter yore rites. temperatures were between minus 170. it mapped lava flows and discovered ice at the polls, covered by a layer of dark mysterious matter. >> the team put forward the hypothesis that the dark material is organic. delivered to mercury by the same objects that brought the water rights probably from the outer
solar system not only of water right, but what on our planet were the building blocks of organic chemistry and life. >> the fuel has run out. n.a.s.a. says it's powerless to stop gravity from dragging messenger to the planet. the impact of more than 1000 k/hr an hour ads a small crater to the surface. >> all are giving us an idea of how the solar system must form how the planet came to be. it's placing us within time and space in the universe. important to know these things. >> this image is one of many to be released in the week and months again. >> the next mission by european and japanese teams is not expected to arrive until 2024. until then sign lifts will be working through a huge volume of
data hoping to add more detail to our knowledge of the planet. >> that's it for this edition of al jazeera america news. i'm libby casey i'm antonio mora. we'll have an update on the protests in baltimore and other cities next. cities next. hello, i'm libby casey in new york. "america tonight" is coming up next. first, an update of today's top stories. the curfew is in effect in baltimore after another day of loud but peaceful protests over the death of freddie gray. as night fell many demonstrators left. city officials said the 10:00p.m. curfew will continue when larger protests are expected to take place. there's a protest in philadelphia, after several hours of