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>> don't try this at home. >> "techknow" - where technology meets humanity. only on al jazeera america. >> air strikes by saudi-led forces after a deadly attack by houthi fighters on a saudi border town i'm sammy, in doha also ahead - fleeing war and poverty a group of migrant women make their way to libya. their journey could end there, we'll explain why. freed from boko haram, survivors try to start their lives over. new life for one of the 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 in yemen is worsening and 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. what happened today is part of an escalation by the houthi militias in targetting schools
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and a failed hospital in an attempt to sabotage aid relief. all options are opened to the kingdom 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. it was attended by the french president. >> reporter: yemen and france dominated the agenda at the gulf cooperation 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. the humanitarian crisis in yemen verges on utter disaster, with the numbers of civilians deaths continuing to
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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 initiatives. you committed yourself. 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 syria, iraq and palestine, but
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of major 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 continue to interfere in the saudi area. in iraq's capital, baghdad. six were killed by a car bomb in the center of the city of the bomb went off, including
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restaurants, shops and a mosque. there has been a spike in bombings as a fight to dislodge fighters from the north and the west meanwhile the u.s. offered $20 million for information four senior i.s.i.l. members, including the spokesmen and commander. the u.s. offered a $10 million reward. an afghan judge sentenced four men to death by hanging for the murder of a woman wrongly accused of burning the carron. eight have been sentenced to 16 years in prison. jennifer glass has more the judge sentenced four
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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 idly by while the murder took place. this is a case that captured the attention of afghanistan. many people 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 policemen. before the sentencing, the girl's mother spoke to the court saying she wanted justice. justice has been the key word since it happened. it was a shock to the afghan nation. violence against women is no surprise here. the fact it occurred in a public
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error with so many watching certainly horrified the afghan people. they are looking to see what will happen with the sentencing schedule. humanitarians have been unable to reach the yarmouk camp. islamic state of iraq and levant overran the camp. >> after crossing five checkpoints u.n.i.c.e.f. delivered three trucks. was able to deliver three tucks 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 high energy biscuits.
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according to u.n.i.c.e.f. staff on the convoys it's estimated 50,000 people live in three locations visited in addition to 2,500 palestinian refugees who fled the yarmouk israel's prime minister is struggling to form a new government after former ally lieberman withdrew support league him short of a majority. binyamin netanyahu has until wednesday to present a new coalition. mike hanna is live in west jerusalem. does it look like binyamin netanyahu will pull it off? >> well, few would have predicted he would be in the situation 40 days after whatford to be a scoping election victory. let's look at the numbers. binyamin netanyahu signed coalition agreements with the movement led by a breakaway likud member. they have 30 seats and signed coalition agreements with the two ultra orthodox religious parties. all giving a total of 53 seats
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and he needs a further eight seats for the 61 needed in the majority. eight belong to bennett, the head of the jewish home party which in israeli politics is viewed as right wing. negotiations are going down to the wire. bennett reportedly demanding a number of concessions, including the treasured justice ministry. whether binyamin netanyahu gets an agreement by the end of this day, it's something that many are speculating about at present the questions, about whether you'll get there, what are the signs as to where the coalition attempt is at least heading? >> well the reason why lederman refused to join the coalition was, and he stated it clearly is because it was not national enough. what lieberman means is it's not zionist enough. it's the presence of the ultra
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orthodox parties that lieberman objected to. lieberman in the previous government led the move to strip away the privileges publicly and popular given to the ultra orthodox movements, payments of social welfare, dispensation of military service. binyamin netanyahu has pledged to give these special privileges back clearly lieberman infuriated by the decision and other potential members of the coalition, should binyamin netanyahu make it wider would be strongly opposed to what is a religiously based government. a political blunder by binyamin netanyahu to start the coalition with the ultra religious, which would be rejected by many within the wider israeli society. >> it will be interesting as to how that comes together. iran's supreme leader say
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military threats against tehran may compromise nuclear talks. speaking on television ayatollah khamenei said threat were unacceptable and gave no further detail. negotiations seeking a deal on iran's nuclear programme resumes next week in vienna. iran and world powers have until june the 30th to reach a final deal italy has renewed its appeal to the european union for help in managing a wave of migrant arrivals as thousands risk their lives trying to cross the mediterranean. single women face the most hardship. we met some who made it as far as libya, and asked about hopes for the future. >> they didn't know each other before and they are now living together. this is the only space available for women at the detention center in misrata. outside hundreds are roaming the corridor. days are long there's not much
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for them to do other than think about their lives. >> it's difficult this 17-year-old set off from mogadishu 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. this woman travelled with two children. she arrived but will not talk to us. this 16-year-old explains what they have been through. >> we don't eat anything. too weak. only water. not food.
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that's difficult. 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. wherever i go there's war. i think time is going by, and i still haven't gone to school. 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. many complain they have not spoken to their families for day, sometimes weeks. they worry. no one knows where they are. . >> ladies like me need to go.
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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 continue to wander, looking for safety wherever it may be lots more still to come here on al jazeera. >> an avalanche that destroyed a village killing everyone. i'm andrew simmonds in nepal. i'll have more details of what happened here and one day away from the u.k. election. we'll take a closer look at the top contenders. pass pass >> fighting to survive. >> bein' a man and can't put my
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welcome back. let's recap the headlines in al jazeera. there has been more than 30 air strikes in northern yemen following the houthi shelling of a saudi border town. houthi fighters fired rockets an afghan judge sentenced four men to death by hanging for the murder of a woman wrongly accused of burring the koran. she -- burning the koran. 8 have been sentenced to 16 years, dozens still awaiting trial israel's prime minister is struggling to form a new government after a former ally lieberman withdrew support leaving him short of a majority. he has until the end of wednesday to present his new coalition to the president
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several hundred women and children rescued from strongholds are recovering in camps. many are glad to be freed. they are still disturbed by their time in captivity. >> reporter: confused and traumatized. this little girl saw her mother hit and killed by a stray 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 are here, after their horrific experience at the hands of boko haram.
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she 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 married their 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
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military activity around them. the victims may be free from captivity, but they are still 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 that were 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 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. to nepal where the death toll from the earthquake continues to rise. more than 7,500 people are
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confirmed to have been killed. in a once bustling village, it is no more. it was wiped out by a landslide. andrew simmonds sent us this 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 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 leading the operation.
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>> there were about 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, still standing,
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backed up against the mountainside, still standing. two elderly people and three children survived. they have left, leaving bodies and searchers behind. the germanwings co-pilot suspected of deliberately crashing a plane into the french alps reportedly rehearsed the manoeuvre on a previous flight. the germany newspaper said an interim report from the france crash investigation agency says andreas lubitz tried the move on the flight from dusseldorf to barcelona. all 150 people on board the return flight died when it crashed in march it's a day before the u.k. election and it's set 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
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entering an era 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. 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 to britain as refugees from the nazis. miliband call for a united fairer country. >> it's only when working people succeed that britain succeeds. >> however, plans to increase
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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 farrage, 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. the former trader grained ground with two policies, leaving the e.u. and cutting immigration. then there's niklas sturgeon, a new 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.
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despite plummeting 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. former arkansas senator 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. he made the accusations in a parliamentary inquiry. prosecutors are investigating several members of the former and current government for any wrongdoing. it was costa's testimony that helped authorities uncover
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misconduct within petrogas. >> this happened because of the attitudes of bad politicians. petrogas didn't invent 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 brasilia. there was a request for $60,000 -- $650,000 for dilma rousseff's campaign, yes venezuela's first lady sa television presenter for the state channel. she launched a show "at home with celia" and many see it as a bid to improve nicolas maduro's improvement rating. he is a former national assembly president and known to be one of her husband's closest advisors. it's been almost 100 years
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since the movie screening at the regent in london after a multi-million project. the reels will be rolling again. jonah hull explains. >> 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 its world tour. >> i imagine people might have been quite 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
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beautiful, and extraordinary like a spectacle circus type of feeling. >> it will show everything from silent film to restored classics 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 regebt 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
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that really brought people back to the cinema. >> it hosted not only the first moving image, but the first x-rated film. the theatre dubbed the birthplace of british cinema is given new life. if you want more on the stories we've been telling you about, head over to psh psh the citizens united decision from the supreme court opened a new era in campaign financing. running for president costs hundreds of millions, and money that can't be traced to pouring in, along with the backing of a small group of billionaires. they are ready to spend untold millions to pick the next president. what do they want in return. buying the white house is tonight's inside story.