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you to make sense of your world. >> ali velshi on target only on al jazeera america air strikes by saudi-led forces after a deadly attack by houthi fighters on a saudi border town hello, i'm jane dutton in doha, also ahead - freed from boko haram - some survivors tried to start their lives over the gate way for migrants to get to europe - we take you inside a detention center in libya. new life for one of britain's oldest cinemas.
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there has been more than 30 air strikes in northern yemen according to local officials and residents. the saudi-led strikes landed in the north-western provinces of sadr and hadda. there has been fighting in the south-west of the country in the city of tiaz. in luga in the north-east, 20 houthi fighters were killed in fighting there. the humanitarian situation south of sanaa is worsening. hundreds protested, asking for water. electricity and petrol was asked for as well. on tuesday, three civilians were killed when houthi fighters fired mortar bombs and rockets at a saudi border town. the saudi military spokesman told al jazeera that the shelling is a change in houthi tactics. >> some areas were targeted with mortar rounds and rockets.
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what happened today is part of an escalation by the houthi militias in targetting schools and a failed hospital in an attempt to sabotage aid relief. all options are opened to ensure the safety of security and citizens. >> the u.n. secretary of state john kerry is due on wednesday and is expected to push for a pause in the fighting in yemen to allowed aid into the country, following a gulf corporation council meeting. >> reporter: yemen and france dominated the agenda at the gulf summit. it comes as a crucial moment for the region. the war in yemen enters its sixth week without clear result. instead of being pushed out of aden and sanaa, the houthis attack a saudi border city. forcing schools to shut down and cancelling flights.
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the humanitarian crisis in yemen verges on utter disaster, with the numbers of civilians deaths continuing to rise, a concern leading to the arabian king to establish a center to coordinate humanitarian efforts. >> translation: we hope the united nations will participate effectively with what the center will do, including coordinating humanitarian and relief works with the yemeni people of the countries, and with the support of the gulf nations. >> reporter: the french president is the first western leader to attend the summit, here to assure gulf leaders that they are a friend. you have taken courageous matters. you were able to develop the idea of a coalition of arab forces. today france supports your operation, it's the question of ensure the stability of yemen, and you can count on france. >> reporter: apart from yemen the g.c.c. leaders discussed
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syria, iraq and palestine, but of importance is the iran nuclear programme and tehran's perceived interference in the arab region. >> leaders stressed the importance of reaching a final and comprehensive agreement guaranteeing the peacefulness of the iranian programme, and ensuring that the countries of the region have the right to use peaceful nuclear energy. all according to the standards and supervision of the international atomic nuclear energy agency. >> reporter: all these issues will be on the table when gcc leaders meet president obama in washington next week, to convey a united stance. the leaders will persuade the u.s. that any final nuclear deal will not allow it to pursue a nuclear weapons programme or interfere in the saudi area. the u.n. got help to
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displaced palestinian families in the yarmouk camp. intense fighting prevented aid for almost two years. things got worse when fighter of islamic state of iraq and levant seized the camp in april. before the war yarmouk was hope to more than 180,000 people. the u.n. says 18,000 people remain in the area, and they are in desperate need of help. >> reporter: after crossing five checkpoints u.n.i.c.e.f. was able to deliver three trucks with baby diaper kits, kits for newborns and clothes for children. in the first mission earlier in the day, u.n.i.c.e.f. delivered kits to treat 3,000 cases of diarrhoea, midwifery kits and boxes of high energy biscuits. it's estimated 50,000 people live in three locations visited in addition to 2,500 palestinian refugees who fled the yarmouk an afghan judge sentenced
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four men to death by hanging for the murder of a woman wrongly accused of burning the koran, another eight have been sentenced to 16 years in prison. jennifer glasse has more. the judge today sentenced four men to death. eight to gaol, and sent 18 free for lack of evidence in the case that really captured the attention of the nation, the trial which started on saturday has been televised live. the 17-year-old was wrongly accused of burning the koran and was killed by a mob in kabul. she was beaten with sticks and stones. dozens participated in the murder and hundreds watched. 19 men are still to be sentenced. they are police. afghan law number 354 failed to render assistance. if the judge uses the law, it will be the first time it was applied. some police tried to protect her, eventually she ended up in the crowd and video evidence shows police standing ideally by while the murder took place.
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this is a case that captured the attention of afghanistan. many demonstrated. the trial has been televised on national television ever since it started on saturday. afghans will be watching closely to see what happens to the police me. before the sentencing the girl's mother spoke to the court saying she wanted justice. that has been the key word since it happened. it was a shock to the afghan nation. voined again women -- violence against women is no surprise here. the fact it occurred in a public error with so many watching horrified the afghan people. they are looking to see what will happen with the schedule. iraq's government sent reinforcements to protect the baiji refinery. it is the country's biggest refinery on road to the
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stronghold of mosul. imran khan has the latest on the government's battle against the group. >> all across baghdad you'll see sites like these, blast walls standing as testament to the security situation. let me bring you up to date. let's start with mosul. it's in the hands of i.s.i.l. there has been air strikes to the west, trying to cut off supply lines. moving down, slightly further south there's an i.s.i.l. strong hold there's an i.s.i.l. stronghold. tikrit further south was a success story. i.s.i.l. have ben ousted from the area. residents are not going back. then we get to baiji, that is in the hands of the iraqi security forces. let's get to the nitty-gritty. i.s.i.l. has several places it controls. there's a fierce fight for the oil refinery.
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let's get down to the nitty-gritty and anbar province. i.s.i.l. has several places it controls. the fight is one for the roads. it's predominantly a desert. you need to control the roads. ramadi and fallujah are key targets, in the center of fallujah, but they want to get in the center of ramadi. people have left ramadi, 140,000, according to the u.n., alone. italy renewed its appeal to the e.u. for help for managing a relentless wave of migrant arrivals. thousands risk their lives, single women face the most hardship. we asked about their hopes for the future. >> reporter: they didn't know each other before. now they are living together. this is the only space available for women at a detention center
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in misrata. outside hundreds of men roam the corridors. the days are long there's nothing much to do other than think about their lives. >> it's very difficult. >> reporter: 17-year-old girl set off with her younger sister. >> i'm young lady, i need education, everything. they killed my father i don't know where my mother is i have to leave for a better life. >> to get this far they crossed several borders, often without travel documents and little money. the last leg was through the sahara desert. most of them hidden in the back of a truck, like this one. often hidden under bails of hay. some were robbed. others raped. exhaustion is etched on faces. the woman travelled with two children. she arrived but will not talk to us. this 16-year-old plains what
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they have been through. >> we don't eat anything. too weak. only water. not food. they beat us sometimes. they think we are animals, we are not people. >> reporter: the women here have different reasons for the ordeals. for this woman, it's about getting an education and feeling safe. >> i want to study and be a doctor. it will not come true. i'm 15 and do not know the alphabet. where shall i stay. there's no place for me in the world. all i think of is war, i think of time going by now i'm in prison. >> reporter: these women don't know where they are. the difficult part is not knowing how long they'll be held in the room. mane complain they have not spoken to their families for day, sometimes weeks. they worry.
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no one knows where they are. >> every people here have problem, have child. every people have problem. we need just to go. >> reporter: the uncertainty the migrant women face is enormous. they are resilient. despite everything they will wander looking for safety wherever it may be several hundred of women and children rescued by the boko haram stronghold are recovering in camps. many are disturbed by their time in captivity and the abuse they experienced. >> reporter: confused and traumatized. this little girl saw her mother hit and killed by a stray
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bullet, the day the army came to their rescue. since then she has hardly ate or slept. today a break through. her foster mother is encouraged. she is one of 275 people brought to this camp after months in boko haram captivity. the camp clinic is coping with another wave of displaced. a girl and her one week old baby here, after their horrific experience at the hands of boko haram. this woman saw her husband decapitated by the fighters. >> they slit the throat of my husband. when they discovered i was pregnant they were disappointed. i gave birth to my baby a night before the expiration of a deadline they gave me to deliver. the following day we were rescued by the military. now here we are. >> haunted by experiences of the past five months, the mother of four is worried about the future. others speak of rape and abuses by boko haram. >> despite us being muslim and
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married the commander ordered us to convert to their brand of islam or become their slave. we refused. i saw them forcefully marry five girls among us. it is true there were forceful conversions, marriages and other abuses. in a rare stroke of luck, she and her five children survived five months of captivity and military activity around them. the victims may be free from captivity, but they are dealing with what happened over the last few months. there's little psychological counselling in the camp. officials are worried about the health and other challenges that victims face. >> even those on their own, it was difficult condition, not to talk of those rescued from captivity. >> for now, they are trying to make sense of their ordeal and their freedom. another battle lies ahead. will they be accepted by their
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own communities now that they are free? some are hopeful they will not be stigmatized. many more are worried that their pain and sorrow is far from over. lots more coming up on al jazeera. >> an avalanche that destroyed an entire village killing everyone. i'm andrew simmonds in nepal. i'll have more details of what happened here the rapid glassier retreat one of new zealand's famous icefields slips away dramatically changing the landscape. i came back i couldn't find a job. >> fighting to survive. >> bein' a man and can't put my
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. >> hole jol -- hello again, a reminder of the top stories. houthi shelling in a saudi town. houthis fired rockets over the border a judge sentenced four to death hanging for murdering a woman falsely accused of burning the koran. al jazeera spoke to some of the people rescued from boko haram in northern nigeria, traumatized by their time in capacity. women and shig are covering in camps. to nepal where the death toll
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continues to rise. more than 7,5,000 have been killed. andrew simmonds sends us it report. >> reporter: it's a valley leading to one of the popular places in nepal. few would want to go there now. what you see below was a large bustling village. trekkers from all over the world travelled here. local people made a good living out of their presence. now there's nothing left. one earthquake followed by a one earthquake followed by a avalance destroyed everything. the massive glacier crashed down the mountainside within seconds of the earthquake, annihilating this village. no one here survived. it's a grim eerie atmosphere. for the recovery workers working day after day in this, hard to imagine what they are going through. a spanish search team has arrived to help. so far they have only found body parts. nepal's special forces have been
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leading the operation. >> there were 180 locals and more than 100, 250 foreign tourist, foreign tourists. we found about 42 local bodies. 10 nepalese people from outside the area, and 10 foreign tourist bodies. lined up in the gloom, only seven bodies are awaiting identification. nepalese and foreigners amongst them. foreign embassies are anxiously trying to trace missing people. an enormous, if not impossible task lies ahead - finding and identifying all of the bodies. a large number of people living here had sent their children to boarding school, leaving many orphans. >> they lost their family, property, everything. it is a shock for them. it's difficult to survive. >> the only positive is the building ahead of the village,
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still standing, backed up against the mountainside, still standing. two elderly people and three children survived. they have left, leaving bodies and searchers behind. it's a day before the u.k. election, and it's said to be the closest race in years. no single party is expected to win outright because of the growing influence of smaller flares. neave barker looks at the leaders of the pivotal parties. >> reporter: it's the most unpredictable election in a generation. now, for the first time in british political history we are entering an email of 5-party politics. when david cameron became prime minister five years ago he was the youngest british leader in 200 years. he took over a country struggling with the effects of the global financial crisis and responded with billions worth of spending cuts. he's hoping improvements to the u.k. economy will be his chump card on election day.
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not to mention moves to shed the conservatives image as a party of privilege, even whilst it's been difficult to shake off his own wealthy routes. he faces the labor party's ed miliband. his parents came as refugees from the nazis. miliband call for a united fairer country. >> it's only when working people succeed that britain succeeds. >> plans to increase taxes on big companies worried business leaders. it's figures from outside the mainstream that have been shaking up british politics and influencing voters in ways inconceivable a few years ago. this is nigel farr arch, leader of the u.k. independence party. he's been a thorpe in the side of many. . >> there are now more euro skeptics in the parliament. blasting britain's political union and the arrest of the continent. he wants a seat on the u.k. parliament.
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the former trader grained ground with two policies, leaving the e.u. and cutting immigration. then there's niklas sturgeon, a leader of the scottish national party and first minister of the scottish government. the snp is committed to ended austerity and the trident nuclear programme. they are expected to win the vast majority of the scottish seats. it could be this man, deputy prime minister nick clegg who the conservatives or labour could turn to to help form a coalition if no single party wins a majority. despite less support for the democrat lib party he may have a role to play. as the battle for control of britain's parliament reaches the final stage, it's very much a multiparty race.
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mike huckabee enters the race to be the republican party's nominee for the presidential election. he is the third candidate to declare this week and ran in the nomination race in 2008 in brazil a former petrogas executive blamed bad politicians for a corruption scandal at the company. prosecutors are investigating several members of the former and current government for any wrongdoing. it was costa's testimony that helped authorities uncover missed conduct within petrogas. >> this happened because of the attitudes of bad politicians. petrogas didn't prevent cartels. it was not the company that had to pay for the politicians. the origin the genesis of the problem with petrogas was he in
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brasilia. there was a request for $60,000 for dilma rousseff's campaign yes people in a town in el salvador have been forced to leave because the death threats from a gang. dozens of families abandoned their homes. the government has been able to deal with a surge in violence and closed the school and church scientists in new zealand discovered one of the iconic glaciers is retreating at an alarming rate. the fox glacier is melting, leaving behind unstable rock walls, as wayne hay reports. >> reporter: glaciers are one of nature's awe-inspiring features, constantly changing and in the case of the fox glacier on the west island, retreating quickly. >> there's a dramatic picture, there's dramatic changes. we are seeing changes on the
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hill slope themselves, the sediment moving into the valley, and it's happening at an incredible rate. >> reporter: a group of university scientists released a group of images taken over 10 years, and a time lapse shows how as the ice melts the valley walls become unstable and collapse. now for safety reasons, visitors are not allowed to climb on to the glacier from the bottom. some tour operators had to adapt. >> we had to adjust our business. most of our trips fly up on to the upper ice fall. >> reporter: since the late 1800s, as the earth warmed up, the fox has retreated 3 kilometres, but fluctuates. in recent times they sped up. at the top a clue as to why they are sensitive to temperature change.
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>> the fox glacier like it's neighbour has a large catchment area, flowing into a steep and narrow valley. combined with snow and rainfall and changes at the top are magnified below. what we see now is not unprecedented. scientists know it was about the same size in 1983 because of low snowfalls. it had a huge growth spurt. we don't know what will happen next. >> we know the glaciers do retreat, advance, retreat, advance. it's possible that we will not see it readvance to the same position it readvanced last time, in about 2009. >> it's also possible it will keep retreating unless the volatile patterns that surround the country align it's been almost 120 years
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since the first movie screening at the regent cinema in london. after a multi-million dollar investment it will role again. >> reporter: welcome back to a bygone age of cinema. this is london's regent street cinema set to reopen after a multi-million refit. it was here in 1896 that the lumiere brother showcased a famous cinematograph at the start of a world tour. >> i imagine people might have been scared, and, i mean, it must have been extraordinary. just the darkness, and then something moving towards you. i think it must have been, you know, dreamlike and sort of beautiful, extraordinary like a spectacle circus type of feeling. >> it will show everything from silent film to restored classics
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and modern art classes. the old building giving new audiences a taste of how it might have felt to see that first moving image. >> it's very theatrical, magical, i think, to know that we are reopening the cinema where the first film was screened to 54 people, who were normal every day people, to have that history behind us is extraordinary. within months of the cinematograph getting the first outing in reject street, it was used to film the coronation in moscow. that was news footage appealing more widely, and so it was that the news industry went on to bring cinema to life. >> very much so. the films shown at that time were films of actuality. it was seeing news from abroad that brought people back to the cinema.
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