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muscles need strengthening. >> in a number of hospitals around the world are now looking at using stroke rehab robots. the patients appear willing to get all the help they can. al jazeera. >> now there is much more on our website. the address to click on to >> new details in the shooting of a controversial art exhibition in texas. now the fbi is investigating what led to people to open fire as organizers show cartoons of the prophet muhammad. the g.o.p. field keeps growing with two more candidates announcing their bids for the white house. and in need of aid. why supplies are not getting to
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those most desperate in nepal. >> this is news nuts live from new york city. i'm randall pinkston. we're learning more about a deadly shooting outside of an controversial art show in texas. two men armed with rifles arrive at a community center outside of dallas last night ready to open fire. one security guard was shot, and the suspects were killed. the center was hosting an event featuring cartoons depicting the prophet muhammad. heidi zhou castro is live outside of the center in garland garland, texas. they are just about to address the media what is the headline. >> this is still a very active
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crime scene. you can see the vehicle that the suspects drove to the entrance. the police actually detonated their own devices as a precaution in case the vehicle itself contained bombs and in the end they did not find any bombs. and they did not find any evidence of bombs. the two bodies of the suspects were removed from the scene a half hour ago. we're learning more about how this shooting occurred. police say 10 minutes last night before this event would have finished these two men pulled up to the parking lot entrance in their vehicle. it was blocked by a police car and inside that police car was an officer and also an unarmed security guard. the police say that both parties exited their vehicles, and the men, the two suspects, were armed with rifles and began shooting at the officers, striking the security officer in his ankle. the other officer who was armed returned fired with his pistol,
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killing both suspects at the site. >> what i was trained to do, and under the fire that he was put under, he did a very good job. and probably saved lives. we believe they were able to get to the event center but they were not able to get past the outer perimeter we set up, which was part of the security j randall, security here was already high in anticipation of any possible violence at this event could spur given the history of what happened in paris in january when the attack on the charlie hebdo headquarters who were also depicting showing art depicting
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the prophet muhammad. >> they have found the place where they believe the suspects resided. they were going through an apartment earlier today. it appears those two men were sharing this apartment. they have also not yet released what they have found through this search. they continue to investigate. they're combing through social media for any possible clues. they say there were no direct threats made that they were taken seriously towards this event, but they're not ruling out terrorism attack. >> the event was hosted by a new york-based group called the american freedom defense initiative. any idea what the motive was behind this event, and why in garland, texas? >> well, the professed motive according to the event's organizers was to advocate free
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speech. but the fact that they picked this community center in this neighborhood in dallas is telling. it was in january this exact same place hosted a pro muslim community event. it was an event of solidarity that happened five days after after the hebdo attack in paris. the police are saying there are things that are coincidental and. >> ben carson is running for president. carson and his wife stood side by side at the detroit you music hall. carson was born in detroit. hehe said he was not anti-government but felt that they need to follow constitutional powers. >> i'm ben carson and i will bid
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for president of the united states. i feel its time for the people to take government back. >> carson is sore far the only african-american to enter the race. but the nomination he has has never run for any public office before. carly fiorina announced her own bid for the white house. the former ceo of hewlett-packard. in 2010 she ran unsuccessfully for the senate in california. fiorina made her announcement this morning online. >> i'm carly fiorina. i just announced that i'm running for president. we need to restore possibilities for every american regardless of their circumstances. >> fiorina has scheduled the event to talk more about her plans. that event will take place later this afternoon. an italian naval vessel picked up almost 800 migrants in
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the mediterranean sea. they're now in southern italy going through medical examinations. it follows 5800 migrants being rescued over the weekend. most of them travel through libya from africa and the middle east trying to reach europe. libya is a lawless state and that has made it the main transit point for migrants. but tunisia believes it could be next. officials work hard to secure tunisia's borders officials believe that their country could be facing a new type of migration crisis. >> reporter: they try to reach europe by boat. now that they're back where they started, in africa. these people are among more than 400 rescued by tunisiaens since march. the u.n. helping those from syria eretrea somalia but these are west africans and are
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registered as economic migrants. that makes it difficult for them to claim asylum. >> our country is no good. ghana is i'm from ghana. no problem but no work. that's why we need help. >> tunisia is no longer an escape route for migrants. that's because it's borders are more secure. and coast guard vessels patrol the water but tunisian authorities say they're worried that the lawlessness of libya will send more people out to see. these fishermen are concerned too. it's becoming more difficult to make a living. >> each trip costs $5,000, but we have to stop our fishing and return to shore with lost souls. >> the european union wants to tackle the problem of migration at source, mainly in africa. it plans to target the smuggle
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ing rings south of here in the sahara desert. a controversial idea is to try to persuade transit countries to help register and process people. organizations helping these migrants say europe can't outsource its problems. >> there are limits. most of these people are not happy to be here. they want to be in europe. >> many of these people walked for weeks through the desert to reach libya. for some this was their second failed attempt at crossing. they lost everything, but they still have hope. >> if we had more jobs in our country. we prefer to be in europe than in africa. there is a big difference. in africa and europe. i've been watching the tele,when you get to europe, they will be
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working with you. >> they have seen little more than shelter. they have a choice. go home with nothing or try to return to libya. and risk their lives again to reach a new continent. al jazeera, southern tunisia. >> now to nepal where the death toll stands at to more than 7300. aid groups say they're groups say they're
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>> aid is reloaded on aircraft like this. >> the major problem is not every victim lives near an airport. >> we've had a commitment from the government that the challenges that we experience in the early days of the crisis
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that resulted in limited access to the commodities coming out of the airport and getting out to the communities that those problems we're resolving. >> the disaster zone is huge. the majority of victims live in small, isolated areas. many unreachable by road. this is why local aid organizations are playing a crucial role in the relief effort. ngos working around the clock and in the sack is this. rice lentils sugar salt, oil and soap candles and sanitary products. and then blankets and clothes for and small items of clothing for children. there are 6,000 ngos across nepal. they're coordinating their efforts along side the government the international agency to make sure that the aid that people really need gets to
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them on time. the people of nepal are also helping each other. uppermost in many minds is the coming monsoon. the heavy rain is expected in six weeks' time. six weeks to get help to those who need it most. >> mohammed is live in kathmandu. mohammed we just heard the report that part of the issue is red tape. that the government is placing a tax on some of the aid. why is the government insisting on it going through customs in this emergency? >> well, they promised that there is going to be no more red tape. they said one of the problems was because there are so many layers of bureaucracy and there were layers of bureaucracy well before the earthquake. this is a country with limited
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infrastructure well before the quake happened. they said the message of cutting that red tape was not filtering down to the employees especially at the airport. when the earthquake first happened you're talking about an airport with limited capability one runway. there were problems at the start. in the beginning planes would circle three and four hours before they could even land. it has gotten better the last couple of days. the reports we've heard from people especially at the airport is that the aid is coming in quicker and getting on trucks much quicker and get out to parts of the country where it's needed. the problem is that the hardest-hit areas in the mountainous areas and the valleys, that still has not been reached. that's going to be the challenge. even though the aid is coming in when will it reach the people who really need it the most? >> mohammed, what can you tell us about the reports that the climbing season will likely be
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canceled on mt. everest. >> for all intents and purposes it has been canceled, but officials will not confirm that. these are sherpas that help climbers up mt. everest. they're going to focus their efforts not on helping climbers trek up the mountains but to help the community with the relief efforts. we heard from information minister that what was once a search and rescue operation is now officially is a relief operation. the sherpa community wants to make sure that they help their country as much as possible. one problem encountered by the climbers is that pathways are completely crowded. there are climbers who are trying to get down from base camp. it will be very unlikely for the climbing season to proceed. but because this is an issue that would cause a huge loss for the trekking industry here, government officials are loathe to comment on it just yet.
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>> thank you. in kathmandu. in syria security is tighter than usual in that nation's capitol. the syrian army said that a suicide-bomber blue himself up in damascus near government offices and embassies. as reported, there are conflicts stories about the damage it caused. >> residents of the district of damascus say they heard two explosions in an area controlled by the syrian ministry. a military general was injured in the attack. he's head of the military's logistics. >> the suicide attacker arriving on a bike, it could indicate there could be another group of rebels. >> the attack has been claimed by al nusra front which has changed tactics and is now changing other groups in the fight against bashar al-assad and his forces. last week the army of islam
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paraded on the outskirts of the capital wait to go secure damascus once the regime is toppled. in the north they're focused on the strong held of assad. activists say that barrel bombs and chemical attacks have increased in northern syria following major gains by the opposition in idleb province. around 200 regime soldiers are in this hospital in the suburb of i had lip after rebels recaptured this city. >> and this was the result of another government barrel bomb attack in aleppo. this republic was a school building which despite all the fighting in fighting in fighting in the city that was till open. rescuers are going through the debris but they believe that many of the dead are children.
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>> i urge all syrians to turn the storm towards syria. we cannot take this any more. >> the syrian opposition political leaders have been following the campaign in yemen led by saudi arabia. they're calling for similar military action against the syrian regime to diminish and defeat assad's forces. >> coming up next on al jazeera, people in london are saying that they're being pushed out of their homes for wealthy foreign investors. making big implications for the national elections.
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>> a new analysis shows that more than a quarter of u.s. renters have to use half their family income to pay for housing and utilities. the number has jumped 26%. since
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since 2007. since 2010 rent has gone up twice the pace of hourly wages. well affordable house something an issue in the united kingdom and it's becoming one of the key topics in this week's national elections. most young professionals in britain under the age of 30 cannot afford to buy a home. as lawrence lee reports one reason is because foreign investors are buying up a lot of property. >> well, the banks of the river thames a new quarter of london rises to the sky. there is an acute shortage of property in the capital, but this is not catering to policement or nurses. the new american embassy will be here. the developers have gone out of their way to market this entire area not to londoners but to wealthy foreign investors. the investment is tempting. a buyer may install a give in the flat or rent it or leave it
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empty. but but
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. >> after winning power in 1997, tony blair's first act as labor prime minister was to visit this very estate. he said there would be no forgotten people in the britain he wanted to build yet it was his government which first came up with the idea of knocking down these people's flats. all of which brings us back to the elections and the endless debate about the deserving and undeserving poor and if there should an cap on the number of
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immigrants allowed in the u.k. yet nowhere in this nationalist conversation is there anything about the role of rich foreigners whose actions have made it incredibly difficult for many, many people to live in london at all. housing inflation found that 43 homes in all of london were now affordable for first-time buyers. thousands of young people have had to move out of the capital entirely failed by politicians and the market dominated by rich investors. lawrence lee al jazeera, london. >> coming up next on al jazeera america getting kids to read. small communities in colombia are doing everything they can to inspire children to pick up a book.
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>> columbia's national book fair is paying tribute to gabriel garcia marquez a year after his death. but the author made not have inspired the love of reading in
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his country. >> the guest country at this year's national book fair is animationnal one. the enchanted place infedded by garcia marquez, who died a year ago. >> it's a nation of territory that resembles crib i caribbean and latin america. it resemble it's our wildest dreams. >> the literary landscape made famous by 100 years of solitude and aims to connect colombians to books. books. >> it's like in colombia there are few readers. they have worked to increase readership but still half of
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the population do not read books. >> books are expensive and are considered a luxury item. the government response has been to build public libraries and provide free access to books computers and technology. 104 new libraries have been built in the last four years. but this one deep in a territory hit by the country's internal conflict. >> you can see the world through books even if you don't have the money to travel anywhere. >> books are brought into isolated rural areas often under rebel control. >> i remember we once had to walk five hours to reach a village similar to the one i came from. we expect 15 or 20 people. when we got there wow, 60
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people all waiting for books. >> for her work she has been rewarded with the national prize in over $20,000 to expand their reading programs. mostly aimed at the next generation of readers. it's an uphill battle in a country still working to improve its education system, but in this small town they're fighting it one page at a time. al jazeera colombia. >> avengers hit theaters this weekend and it fell just short of its own record the marvel sequel brought in $188 million domestically $30 million less than the film's first movie. the film still wracked up $600 million worldwide. celebrations are hell around the world marking unofficial "star wars" holiday. now the calendar says may 4th. so fans of the famous series about dress up, attend parties
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and watch their favorite films. however you spend your day may the fourth be with you. i'm randall pinkston. al jazeera news continues live from london. from london. life hundreds more migrants rescued from the mediterranean. hello there i'm felicity barr, live from london. also coming up. >> i'm ann crew simmons reporting from a mountainous region of nepal. i'll explain why aid isn't getting through to victims of this earthquake. >> also ahead israel's prime minister promises to eliminate racism