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parade. after 42 days without a new case liberia declared ebola free plus waiting to return home - we talk to the men of myanmar forced to work as fishermen in indonesia four planes have bombed areas close to yemen's international airport in sanaa. it comes after saudi arabia offered houthi rebels a 5-day ceasefire that could come in effect on tuesday. for now, the heavy fighting continues on the ground including the province of central yemen. a number of houthis were killed as they tried to capture strategic positions. from riyadh mohammad vall reports. >> reporter: this houthi tv channel shows what it says are areas targeted by the houthi.
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it includes several government buildings in the stronghold of the north. the buildings are used by houthis as arms depots command and control centers. >> translation: these militias escalated the situation, targetting saudi cities. that is why we need to protect the cities and guarantee the safety of saudi and yemenis. >> reporter: the air strikes coming hours after a 5-day ceasefire was offered. >> the ceasefire will begin tuesday, may 12th at 11:00pm and will last for five days and subject to renewal if it works out. the requirements are first and foremost that there's a commitment by houthis and their allies including those forces loyal to him, to abide by the
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ceasefire. >> provided that the houthi agree that there will be no bombing, no shooting no movement of their troops or manoeuvring to reposition from military advantage, no movement of heavy weapons or others that the ceasefire is conditioned on the houthis agree to live by these commitments. and it is a renewable commitment. in other words, if they live by it, and if this holds, it ops the door to the possibility of abbing essential, and the -- abbing essential and a possibility for a longer period of time for the political process to help resolve the differences the two ministers said the period before the truce is an opportunity for the houthis to get their fighters to put down their weapons, it the ceasefire is accepted. but also in the words of the spokesman, the coming days sees
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a major intensivication and the attacks -- intensification on the houthis. it has been announced that it is all a military target urging civilians to leave. sadr residents received to go. and reports suggested that houthis prevented civilians from leaving. on the humanitarian level six years of fighting left the area in tatters. hundreds killed thousands of families displaced or had to flee the country. the humanitarian situation gets worse every day editor of the ivory coast, says there's little faith that the houthis will stop firing of. >> rising public anger against the houthis because they show willingness to offer a ceasefire
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to end the clashes, and to give dialogue and negotiation a chance. the houthis have had that responded to the calls. have not given reaction so that is why that is why they are hated now. and why are they not allowing. this ceasefire to take place and allow aid to enter the country and give negotiators a chance. instead of destruction in the country new video emerged of fighting along the syrian lebanon border. the picture shows hezbollah fighters battering a rebel group. the syrian president was supported, and has been fighting rebel groups in the boarder area for months. >> eight in mates have been killed during a prison break in iraq. 40 inmates are at large after a
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fight broke out in a gaol north of baquba. police are on a manhunt to bring the men. the prison holds 300. russian president vladimir putin is hosting the victory day parade to commemorate 70 years since the end of world war ii. it marks nazi germany's surrender to the soviet union in 1945. 25 million russians were killed after the soviet union was invaded. a military parade is under way. many western leaders were not at the celebrations because of russia's involvement in neighbouring ukraine. >> in the past decade principles have been ignored, those in vented after the suffering of the war. we saw attempts to create a polar world. we see the forces gaining momentum. all this is undermining
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stability. our joint goal should be equal for all countries, responding to regional and global basis. >> rory challands has more from moscow. >> helicopters, nuclear missile launch tanks, soldiers in uniform. russia is in the middle of an ambitious military upgrade, trying to make the armed forces better equipped and more professional. other departments are suffering cuts defense spending here has increased significantly, and this is a chance for russia to show off all that kit. another thing that is useful is rallying russians around the flag. it's difficult to overestimate the importance of victory day for russians. other historical anniversaries like the baltic revolution, def
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eating the nazis is assumed to be a heroic achievement. add to that the number of people that russia lost or the soviet union, and you combine sacrifice with victory. it's a tool for russia to be able to unify people domestic at a time when it's felt here in the country that russia is being bullied and victimized by the west. >> the u.n. security council has made an appeal for calm in burundi. 13 died in demonstrations that began two weeks ago. the president is decision to run for a third term violates the constitution. the u.s. threatened to place sanctions on known involved in violence. the u.n. refugee agency says people are continuing to flee the violence in burundi to neighbouring countries. 40,000 are thought to have fled
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in the last month much and the u.n. expects thousands more to follow them the world health organisation has declared liberia ebola free. experts warn against complacency because new cases are reported elsewhere from west africa. >> reporter: the students are the picture of health as liberia is declared ebola free. the virus has not been seep in this country for 42 days, twice the incubation period. >> i lost my father to the deadly ebola virus. now i see my country getting back to normal. i'm happy i'll see my friends play, joke change hands. >> the people in neighbouring guinea and sierra leone are dealing with ebola. the world health organisation says both countries reported nine new cases in the last week. the lowest weekly total, but it
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means ebola is spreading. new cases in sierra leone and guinea puts liberians at risk. >> especially with sierra leone, the entry points in liberia and sierra leone, and guinea. >> reporter: the disease killed nearly 11,000 people since it was first detected more than a year ago. people with ebola get fevers diarrhoea. the virus spreads through bodily fluids and kills half that it infects. there's no known cure but a vaccine has been developed. trials show it's safe and has been used to protect workers in guinea. >> like with many diseases trying to avoid capturing the disease is what will help the
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most. >> it has been slow to respond to the outbreak despite warnings from groups like doctors without borders, who dealt with the early cases. there are lessons to be learnt in the communities. doctors in liberia are feeling confident. >> if we have an upsurge coming back that would be a new outbreak, which we don't wish for. but if it should come, from the case management point of view, we are very well prepared. >> reporter: 4,700 died from ebola in liberia, more than any other country. it has got rid of the disease, and although there's a threat of a new outbreak people are hopeful they have seen the end of the outbreak in nigeria. -- liberia still ahead...
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..police officers in new york city mourn one of their own, killed in the line of duty going ahead with campaign prime minister sis. david cameron says it will hold a referendum on britain leaving the european union. opean union. >> talking about big subjects >> first hand... >> telling human stories >> giving you a real look at the world today. desperate, hungry and risking it all... >> these people wanna get as far away as they can >> the migrant crisis sweeping europe, are governments turning their backs on those that need help the most? >> compass with sheila macvicar only on al jazeera america
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the sound bites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. >> ray suarez hosts "inside story". only on al jazeera america. welcome back, you're watch, al jazeera. a reminder of the top stories, there's air strikes in yemen near the international airport in sanaa. saudi arabia offered the houthis a 5-day truce that could come in effect on tuesday, but only if the rebels agree to end the
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fighting russia is marking 70 years since the defeat of the nazis. several are watching from moscow. most are absent in protest to the ongoing crisis in ukraine the world health organisation declared liberia ebola free after 42 days without a new case of the virus. other parts of west africa are dealing with the disease. david cameron says he'll press ahead with a vote on the u.k.'s membership in the european union. he is staying in downing street after an election that took experts and pollsters by surprise. simon mcgregor-wood joins me from london. how are the papers capturing the reaction to the election results? >> well very much dependent, as you would expect on which side
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of the political spectrum the papers are. most of thisem in this country are supportive so the headlines show satisfaction. the "the daily telegraph" here, headline banner for the conservative party talks of the chosen one in a reference to damn reports "the times" not far off. the sweetest victory, and the "sun", center of the right, part of rupert murdoch, making fun of david cameron's two defeated opponents, nick clegg and mr miliband - awkward - as they had to attend the victory in europe day commemoration yesterday. and the one paper that voted or written on behalf of the labor party in support of the left and center left. the "the guardian" is pretty much dominated by analysis at
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the defeat - shock and horror as humiliation shakes labour to the core. a mixed bag, but sympathy of the press. positive headlines marking this extraordinary victory for the conservatives. >> so simon, victory is one thing, governing is another. there's real changes ahead for david cameron, could you talk more about that. >> very much so. extraordinary and stunning victory for david cameron, but his in-tray is bulging with difficult issues not least of which is this extraordinary new fractured political landscape of the u.k. the scottish national party winning all but three seats north of the informal border between scotland and england, will have to reach out to the scots to prevent the falling apart of the u.k. he says he wants to lead a one nation u.k. but how will he do
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that when so many in scotland voted for a party at whose core is the idea of creating an independent scotland. he'll have to give the scottish nationalists and scottish in general more powers. how many what extent he will succeed, fiscal tam-raising to the scots. also coming up pretty quickly is the whole issue of the referendum. he promised the british people on the european union. that's something he promised. he'll have to go to brussels and persuade the leaders to give him the reforms that he needs so he can campaign and stay in the european union. also as he promised in the campaign £12 billion, £18 billion of cuts to try to trim the budget deficit. that will be painful. where will they fall. during the campaign he never
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told us. he'll have to reveal that soon. >> that is quite a to-do list for sure. simon mcgregor-wood live from london. thank you thousands of police officers in new york city paid final respects for a colleague who was shot and killed. the funeral for bryan moore was a reminder of dangers over protests elsewhere in the united states. >> reporter: a final salute to officer bryan moore, the 25-year-old killed in the line of duty the only son of a retired n.y.p.d. officer. >> out like that. for what? for nothing. you know, people don't realise what we do for them. >> reporter: prosecutors say this man, dmitri us blackwell shot him in the facear the officers approached him for questioning. last year has been tough for the
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n.y.p.d. >> we have not had a death, then we had two assassinated and then officer moore, doing what we ask cops to do. >> reporter: the deaths at a time when police and their behaviour is analysed closely. >> go back to 9/11 especially in new york. every cop is a hero. this has changed. new york ferguson chicago, baltimore. everywhere cross the country. it's apparent to the country that there's a lot of bad stuff that has cotton. >> reporter: the change in public standing is not lost on police officers present or past. >> it's terrible why would you want to be a cop. >> neighbourhood residents brought flowers, expressing sadness and appreciation for the
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tough job that officers have. >> if anything is w, ngu are sick someone is hurting or you need assistance, they are the first ones you think about calling, they are the first ones there. >> reporter: co-worker recalled the dedicated youngs officer. >> brian always helped people, always helped people. >> reporter: with less than five years on the force, officer bryan moore received awards. his death a reminder of the risk all officers face and how hard heroes can fall. chile's president is choosing a new cabinet after asking member to resign. approval ratings are at a low after a string of corruption scandals. his son resigned ahead of a government scandal, over allegations of influence pedalling f.a.r.c. rebels announced plans to clear columbia of land
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mines. a roadmap was announced during peace talks. 11,000 columbians have been killed or maimed by land mines in 25 years. the second largest group is accused of intimidation by displaying the severed leg of a government soldiers. when a landmine exploded. >> reporter: as the death toll rises above 7,000, 900, the united nations says it received a fraction of 415 million appeal for aid, and with the monsoon season weeks away it is critical that the help arrive. andrew simmonds reports. >> reporter: more helicopters, more food supplies much after a slow-motion start, demands are gradually being answered. the aid effort is not keeping pace with need.
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the annual monsoon could mean districts like this one, in the north, could be hut off within weeks. in the east. where aid convoys drive through parts of the district many villages are dependent on delivers of food. an extraordinary effort will be made by groups of students giving out food pacts. >> some of them are among the poor. they are not getting a real lot of help further down the road larger amounts of rice are issued. bigger problems than food lurk in the gloom. the help sign in the village relates to the shelter. this person shoes me what is left of his home. he managed to build a temporary shelter for the family in the rubble. it is inadequate.
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>> things are in short supply. the tremors continue, it is difficult to do anything. >> 15km away in the main down where 10 days ago there was hardly any help a humanitarian village sprung up. aid organizations are moving in. drinking supplies are reaching the people. no one is getting materials for shelter. >> it's more than a week since we visited. the situation for shelter hardly improved. everywhere you go people are crying out for plastic roofs, tar paulins or tents. >> there's a long way to go. with the rain there's a long way to go. >> reporter: back in this village they are living with no sanitation, increased water supplies and the calls for shelter are unanswered as the
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aid convoys rumble past north korea says an underwater ballistic missile launch was a success. state media reported that it was sent from a submarine and kim jong un oversaw the occupation. the report did not reveal the timing or location. if true north korea would be defying u.n. sanctions banning it from enlisting or using such technology australian police stopped a bomb attack planned for sunday. they arrested a teen and diffused three home-made devices. the suspect is due in court on monday, and there's no links to the teenagers plotting an attack on veteran's day
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military chiefs and government officials arrived in islamabad. the wives of indonesian and malaysian ambassadors were killed. a technical failure caused the crash. the filipino president aquino is upholding the right to fly military planes over the south china see. they have been warned to leave six times. beijing is building an airstrip on the shatly islands. aquino is calling for a netted settlement. >> we are hoping that everybody's entitlements and obligations are clarified so that there is stability in the region which is a precondition for everyone's prosperity which all governments in the area are aspiring for for all the people filipino emergency officials
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have been evacuating hundreds of people in the nearby coast as a strong typhoon approaches. the disaster agency is preparing relief packages and using schools and gymnasiums as possible shelters. they are expected to make land fall, with wind gusts reaching 185 k/hr. it will be the fourth major storm to hit the philippines this year. >> 15 fishermen arrive in myanmarar being rescued last month. a leading company is accused of treating more than 300 fishermen as slaves forcing them to work long hours without pay, beating them housing them in unsanitary conditions. we met the family of two fisheren from the western states. >> it was poverty that drove this man's son away. first to thailand and then to
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indonesia. >> translation: we are a farming family it is no longer possible to work on the farm. on the other hand we don't have money to start another business. the farmers were losing money and he needed to find a job somewhere else. >> this man told his mother he was working on a boat and he would be back in three years. they have come and gone without a word from him, until a few days ago. kt found out her son is safe after being rescued by indonesian authorities, and will return home to myanmar. her second could be one of hundreds of irregular migrant workers, forced to work in slave-like conditions on fishing trawlers one company used a prison cell to lock up workers. these men were paid a pittance and abused until they were rescued by indonesian officials.
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who knows if her son is among them. al jazeera met him in indonesia, where he's awaiting repatriation. it's small comfort. she didn't know if he was dead or alive for years. >> i relied on my two sons. i can't rely on him now. the more i think about it the sadder i become. i wish my younger son comes back soon. >> the police are in the midst of confirming identities and checking documents. they are helping to bring them home later this month. there'll be more men and women hoping to leave home eager for better playing jobs abroad. despite ill-treatment that compatriots come back with the retrial of two al jazeera journalists in egypt has been postponed to uni-1st.
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