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american dream hard earned only on al jazeera america >> part of our month long look at working in america. "hard earned". >> this is al jazeera america. i'm del walters in new york with a look at tonight's stories. dangerous weather. there is video taken in iowa. it shows the moment a tornado ripped a roof off a high school. jimmy carter, going to be watching the elections there. newborn babies allegedly stolen in st. louis. the anger and anguish of women coming forward.
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gulf arab leaders coming to washington to meet with president obama. what america's gulf allies want from the u.s. and what the u.s. expects in return. good evening i'm del walters. those powerful storms that have been sweeping across the country tonight not showing any signs of letting up. we're watching a developing story now in the midwest. there is a story of another tornado setting down in lake city iowa. young man austin jacobs, these are the photos he took of the damage that the tornado was expected to have been responsible for. awards ceremony when the twister came through luckily everyone paid it to the basement in time.
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austin jacobs, joining us from his family farm in iowa, have the skies cleared? >> actually i'm supposed to be heading back to college tonight and my mom is probably not going to let me. the sky is pretty big pretty black and pretty scary. >> austin, this school was a brick high school. it was built to withstand a lot of what iowa sees. were you surprised when the roof was torn off? >> let me pel you i went there for six years it was solid and brick, and i never thought something could happen to that building. >> austin this is your video that you shot when the video was coming through. what was going through your mind? >> we were watching the local news station i saw a tweet it said, tornado heading towards lake city. me being a curious person, i saw
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it developing and i thought at first it was absolutely nothing. i put up a story saying, small tornado, not anything to worry about. my brother got some snap chats about people who lived near the school and we saw what happened. >> 100 people gathered inside that high school, there was an awards ceremony taking place. did you talk to the students there and if so what did they tell you? how did they get to the basement on time? >> there was about 150 parents and students there for the senior award night and they were all getting updates and stuff and they got evacuated to the basement it's a really a short jaunt, all they to do is go out the doors and down the stairs. nobody was really concerned about talking about how they felt. the concern of the people was making sure that the school was safe that the people in the surrounding houses and everybody was safe. so people were more occupied on
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not what had happened but making sure that people were safe and the school didn't succumb to any more damage. >> and austin it would be safe to say that you are listening to your mother and that you will not be going back to college tomorrow correct? >> we'll see. i have an 8:00 a.m. class and some meetings tomorrow so we'll see. >> austin jacobs joining us from lake city iowa. this is video that shows that twister coming through. kevin corriveau has been tracking that system and more. that system that specifically just hit iowa, he joins us with the latest. >> that's right, del. that system produced six preliminary tornadoes. you notice the big line that goes all the way through the north and parts of illinois, intersecting iowa. specifically focusing on iowa. what you notice is one line of thunderstorms moves through but that was not the line of thunderstorms that produce the
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tornadoes. now take a look at where the tornado damage was. it was where that second line of thunderstorms was. that is the cold front that is moving through. you notice there is nothing behind it, everything is clearing out so for iowa they do expect to see more thunderstorms this evening especially for the eastern part so for the western part we are cleared out. good news for them, all the watches have been dropped in that particular area. >> kevin, stay with us. the latest tornado of a dozen twisters to touchdown dozens injured in the city of cisco texas. leaving a stretch of damage up and down the plains. >> cisco texas a ground zero for a system of twisters touching down, up and down the
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northwest. dozens of tornadoes from the lone star state to the tiny farm community of del mar. saturday night lightning struck a gas well in denton, texas sparking flames that could be seen from miles away. >> all this water telephone poles, trees ripped out of the ground. definitely very powerful, very destructive. >> reporter: sunday's sunrise are brought more damage to light. one home was struck by lightning. even six flags over texas took a beating. the national guard was called in denton county, texas. communities rising in floodwaters. >> i've lived in cisco for 10 years and i haven't seen anything like this for a long time. >> reporter: to the north the twisters also produced flash
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flooding in oklahoma. , south dakota is expecting inches of rain before the storm runs out. delays linger throughout the weekend at airports. >> the storm is still having the ability to get worse. we get more rainfall and possibly more flooding. >> jonathan martin, al jazeera. >> kevin corriveau, bad now, how long is it going to stay bad? >> this is sunday, we started this particular event last tuesday and we have one more day out of it. and we've seen a lot of tornadoes. of course may is the big month for tornadoes. we normally see about 240 tornadoes. since tuesday, all the way through saturday we have seen 117 and tonight we have seen an additional 23 tornadoes across the region. now, the big problem i think for rest of the evening is what's happening down towards texas arkansas as well as oklahoma. you see the big thunderstorms still firing up across that
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region. dallas was under a tornado warning earlier. the storms are now moving just towards the east of dallas, so they're going to be clearing out very, very soon but look at all the tornadoes they saw across that particular region. the other big story is not only the tornadoes but because these storms have been so stack nant for thestagnant, wehave a lot of water rest cues across that area today. more rain is expected over the next couple of days. >> you say that awrch the young austin, the young man we just smoke to spoke to was very, very lucky. >> yes. >> kevin corriveau, thank you. all suspects of the police killing in hattiesburg, north
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carolina are in custody. >> two family members have fallen and we need to grieve with them and we need to pray with them and for them. what we need to do is celebrate the lives of these individuals. >> the two police officers who were killed have been identified as 34-year-old benjamin dean and 25-year-old la corey tate. tate graduated from hattiesburg law academy just last year. thousands taken to baltimore city had to be turned away because they were too sick or injured. reviewing the records of that detention center over the course of three years. corrections officers refused 2600 detainees from police for health reasons. the documents not indicating the nature of their illnesses or the injuries but the sun suggests the police are ignorant of or
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ambivalent to those in their custody. >> saudi arabia allowing a truce to let humanitarian aid get into yemen. targeting the home of yemen's former president the strikes came during dawn prayers and that civilians were indeed hurt. afterwards the country's former president urging his allies to continue fighting. the humanitarian situation getting worse i.t. it cannot deliver more aid until the fighting stops. hashem ahelbarra has more. >> former saudi ally was unarmed in the attack and remains defiant. >> you should continue carrying your arms, ready to sacrifice your arms in defense against
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these belligerent attacks. i can describe these attacks as acts of cowards. you are brave enough come and face us at the blalt field. not unable you to achieve any of your goals. >> reporter: this is the moment the international airport in sanaa was struck by coalition jets. houthis fighters who control the capital say the attack was to prevent the landing of aircraft carrying aid. the saudi led coalition has intensified its military campaign pounding targets in saada province in northern yemen, and other provinces. saudi army commanders say this is an ammunition depot the houthis were planning to use to shell saudi villages.
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saudis have offered a five day ceasefire to allow humanitarian deliveries. they are also urging aid agencies to send immediate relief to the people. >> it is the saudis who started the attack. they are the one who start the fight. if they stop the fighting, this will lead to the humanitarian crisis in yes, ma'am will how i say tell it'll help the humanitarian help to come into yen yemen. saudis will stop but let me make sure that the saudi will stick to the five days ceasefire. >> reporter: the u.n. has announced it will start delivering aid when all parties have committed to a ceasefire. >> to allow the u.n. to expand the operations on the ground. we hope it will be met on the
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coming days. every day that we spend in civilian life are lost. >> reporter: but fighting shows no sign to abating. this is a village that was attacked in the central province of ibb. country that was ravaged by years of instability. houthi rebels say they are be open to political talks if they take into account mayor growing political influence across yemen. >> and yemen is expected to be on the agenda when gulf leaders visit the u.s. this week. we'll have more on that in our week ahead segment. it airs 11:30 p.m. eastern 8:30
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many, many pacific. john vop siropolous has more from greece. >> the european union and the international monetary fund but the consensus among financial experts is that is now going through its last cash reserves. serious disagreements remain between greece and its creditors. if things do not go well, creditors will not give greece $8 billion in financial aid. but it will still face bills of $3.5 billion to pay installments on its debt. scraping that money together has proven increasingly difficult because greece hasn't received any financial aid from its creditors for last nine months so state suppliers are no longer being paid and local governments
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pension funds and public trusts have been ordered to lend the government their bank deposits nor to prevent a default. >> up next, ongoing migrant crisis controversial plan that the group is now considering it involves the military. and on this mother's day a mystery involving stolen babies, a demand for answers as concerns grow. were missouri moms lied to when they were told that their newborns had died? and from an early strop cal storm to --tropical storm we continue watching the weather around the country.
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>> defense ministers from five different countries looking at military options trying to stem the flow of migrants in the mediterranean, sinking the boats used by traffickers before they are loaded with people.
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looking at quotas as a way of dealing with the crisis, capping the quotas to 20,000 a year. some saying quotas would be unfair but europe has been dealing with its migrant situation for years. it began a operation called mare nostrum, more than 150,000 migrants had to be rescued but 3400 dried. the current operation try ton began in november with hopes of controlling border patrol. smaller budget, 5,000 migrants have been rescued but 1500 others did not survive. for one former migrant in kentucky, an unlikely milestone after a long journey of of his own. he is receiving his master's in social work now he says it is
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american dream come true. >> my heart is moving up and down, up and down. because this day is a special day for me. it is going to send a message to immigrants and to americans. if you work hard in america you are still to get what you need. >> it's a remarkable experience. to meet somebody who has been abused and hurt and starved. this isthis grade individual has greatly things ahead of him. >> orphaned 15 years ago spending years before getting to the u.s. beaks once thought dead are possibly alive. city's mayor demanding the
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release of all of the hospital's records. diane eastabrook has that story. >> this is the moment 50-year-old melanie gilmore was reunited with her birth mother via skype. until just a few months ago price, a mother of five, didn't even know her daughter was alive. the staff at hoarm homer g. phillips hospital in st. louis. >> they said it with compassion and you believed it. and mine was believable because i was so early. >> monday, st. louis attorney albert watkins filed this petition in st. louis speaker. watkins said gilmore was stolen. >> there is a simple little law
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out there that you can't steal babies. you don't need a policeman to explain that from you. you can't take a baby from a mom. >> in watkins courtroom women who feel they might have been victims of child stealing, filled out applications. her birth in 1964. >> i never did get a chance to see her i never got a chance to touch her. >> 49-year-old pam wood said the story of her adoption has always been sketchy. >> my mother gave me story and she takes it back and then she'll say she didn't say it. so i'm kind of like in between don't know what is what, you know. >> reporter: while the hospital has been closed for 36 years, watkins says birth and death records still exist and if there's trafficking the city could be accountable. price says no amount of money will compensate her or her daughter for the lost years.
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>> i've had to make up these 49 years and i know the other kids are going to be jealous but she's priority now. >> diane eastabrook, al jazeera st. louis. several layers of trauma. >> you also have to think about the children as well who are coming forward. what they must now face, knowing that their whole life has been different than what they thought it was. >> imagine having to rewrite the entire story of your life. and that's what these women and their children face. to rewrite their entire narrative. and to sort of welcome these new people into their world and rethink about their family of origin. it is -- it's so much to get their heads around that this is not -- and this is not a pretty process. this is not something that's going to move away easily. right now they're getting a lot of attention about it but over the next many years and decades it's going to be a hard
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psychological work to rewrite the story of their lives. >> what does that entail? what are this he's families going to have to face? >> jonathan that's a great question. they need opportunity to talk about it over and over and over again. with licensed mental health professionals, with spiritual advisors and counselors, with their own families, with their partners with their friends to be able to have the story told and the space they need to figure this out. again it's important that they give themselves permission and the time they need to work this out. it is going to be a process. there's no quick fix here. >> how do you begin to work it out? what kind of practices must these mothers and their children have to go through to reconnect and heal from this? >> one thing you must always need in trauma is you give the
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opportunity to tell your story as often you need and in safe places and to be encouraged to do so. i think that there's no formula that there's no idea that you must reconnect with them, you must not reconnect with them, this is how often it should be. one of the mothers said something really beautiful that stuck with them. listen she's one of my children and i lost 49 years with her. she's going to be a priority now. every one of these families is going to figure out how do i fit them back into my life and how do i fit this new family? it's going to be difficult but taking the time with it and knowing it will be hard giving themselves permission is the absolute key here. >> and you talk about talking about the story. sharing their story. i've heard that before with other people who have experienced trauma. why is that so their therapeutic? >> trauma almost takes on a life of its own within a person's mind. it almost clears out the mind to be able to talk about it.
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to turn something dark and forbidden if someone thinks they don't have a safe place to talk about it. to have it normalizeed and their fears out of their mind and in the light of day that really helps a lot of people have a sounding board to help them reconfigure, rewrite this narrative. that doesn't mean it's going to go away, it's not a quick fix but it's a very important place to start. >> romney de rossela and jonathan betz. storm system typhoon nool, 3,000 people and low lying areas have now been forced from their homes. kevin corriveau tracking an awful lot on the weather front including typhoon nool. >> including this one
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absolutely. in the western pacific there is no hurricane season, it's almost all the time. a supertyphoon when it approached the philippines. category 5 hurricane, equivalent to, winds gusting to 160 miles per hour. hurricane anna made landfall as a tropical storm down graded to a tropical depression. no more blens coming from bulletins coming from the national weather center. we've already talked about what's happening in iowa but take a look back what's happening here towards the west. we're talking about a lot of snow coming into play. the reason being is with the circulation of this storm it is pulling in a lot of cold air
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behind it and we are seeing a lot of snow associated with that. down towards colorado, parts of wyoming here across south dakota getting hit the hardest we are seeing 15 to 17 inches of snow in that region. still colder air behind this system but they didn't really expect the snow this time of year. >> on top of it snow. >> absolutely. >> kevin corriveau thank you so much. that nuclear deal in iran some of the major issues president obama is going to be discussing with his mid east counterparts, in our week ahead segment next. plus fallout from a fire in a nuclear plant in new york, cleanup in the hudson river.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at the top stories we're following for you tonight. powerful storms continue to sweep across the country. this is video of an apparent
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tornado touching down in lake city iowa. the video shot by a young man named austin jacobs. and taking pictures of the damage afterwards. 100 people gathered inside for an award ceremony at a high school, we're told that luckily no one inside was injured. the suspects charged with murder of hattiesburg police, at some point the officers were shot and killed, suspects were due in court tomorrow. migrant crisis in the mediterranean, military action now one option on the table being discussed sinking smugglers' boats before they are loaded. another possibility setting a quota of 20,000 migrants admitted to the eu every year.
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both plans are disfavored. gulf arab leaders are set to arrive in the u.s. this week, they are going to be meeting with the president at the white house and camp david gcc, saudi arabia kuwait, bahrain qatar united arab emirates and oman. senate passing what it calls the iran nuclear agreementact on thursday, just as the gcc sum starts. our coverage begins with our senior washington correspondent mike viqueria. >> two major events one on capitol hill the other at nearby camp david. on the hill, the house set to take up debate over the bill taken up with iran.
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after initially threatening a veto president obama has dropped his objection after the bill was watered down. it would only take effect if a final deal is reached and that deadline is coming up on june 30th. meanwhile, the interim agreement reached with iran last month has caused anxiety among u.s. allies in the gulf, who accuse iran of destabilizing the region and gaining power at their expense. also on the table at camp david increased military cooperation not only among the united states and gulf allies but among gulf allies themselves. the summit begins with dinner at the white house and continues until thursday at camp david. del. >> thank you mike. gulf leaders having their own agenda. hashem ahelbarra explains what's on their list. >> it's going to be a crucial
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meeting for gcc leaders and president obama. king salman has introduced sweeping changes warning that the oil rich kingdom won't tolerate threats to its security. gcc leaders are concerned about the growing to iranian influence in the region so they're expected to ask the united states for advanced military weapons. gulf leaders at this time determined ohelp the to help the seurn
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syrians. >> announcement that king salman won't be at the summit. the king needs to stay at home to deal with the situation in yemen. kingdom started those strikes more than a month ago against houthi rebels backed by iran. the saudis are sunni muslims and have been long at odds with the iran's shia rebels. doesn't want the sanctions against iran lifted. and the drop in oil prices another major concern. there are fears that iranian oil would saturate the market. richard murphy is the former u.s. ambassador to saudi arabia and kalil jahan. mr. ambassador i'll begin with you. iran the major topic on the
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table. so how will the gcc view any deal that is cut and do they believe that deal is a fait accompli? >> no, they are very doubtful as i understand it that the deal with iran which the p-5 plus one, powers have been negotiating for the last several months with the deadline ahead of june 30th, they don't trust iran and they are cautioning that no one should trust iran. so their message will be strong in that regard don't be foolish. don't throw away things that mean a great deal to us. and they pont bake to the as they see it, the loss of iraq, the loss of syria and the activities of hezbollah and now houthis in yemen as an example of a malicious iranian policy. >> without a nuclear deal with iran iran will continue to
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build its nuclear weapons and that a bad deal or a marginal deal is better than no deal at all. your take? >> well, that makes sense as for administration. and here in the united states, frankly, that message has not resonated well in the middle east. of course we know that there is opposition in israel but there is also very strong opposition among the arab allies of the united states. they feel that this agreement would liberate if you will by restoring removing the sanctions, restoring the funds that have been seized from iran in the past and liberate iran if you will to kind of resume all kinds of policies that view, they view, in other words the arab gulf countries view as an tagantagonistic to their own interest in the region and they feel that the u.s. is contributed to that unsettling situation by signing this agreement with iran. >> how will that agreement how
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will signing that agreement add to the instability in the region mr. tershan? >> i think from the perspective of the gcc countries they basically would like iran to cease and desist from causing trouble in the countries that ambassador murphy referred to. you have four arab capitals today that are under the influence if you will of iran. particularly, what upsets the gulf countries is the fact that iran has intervened at home in the gulf, if you will. right next door to saudi arabia, by supporting the houthis to take over the country. so they feel that giving this stamp of approval that the agreement represents to iran at this time would be the wrong signal telling iran to proceed and giving it the means, if you will to expand the military
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activities undermining the security of the region. >> mr. ambassador i want to read to you something that was in the nation concerning the other concern in the nation that being israel. this is what the nation had to say. earlier this month the department of defense released a secret report done in 1987 by the institute for analysis that seacial shows the existence of israel's nukes between 80 and 100 war heads. how does that play within israel's neighbors? >> well, they have seen it, the nuclear power in israel's hand, as a trump card block any progress on israeli-palestinian negotiations avoiding pressure from world powers, no one wants
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to see nuclear weapons used, but there -- they are concerned in the region, less today about israel than they are about iran. it's very interesting the change between the 1980s and today. >> mr. deshan, there is this old american saying, what's good for goose is good for gander. do you think the middle east states are going to be whispering that? >> i think no doubt about it, the fact they view the danger from iran being higher than they do the threat from israel at this time, but he will get the message i think clear from them, they view that as a very inconsistent aspect of u.s. foreign policy. on the one hand, the u.s. breaching nonproliferation to
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the arab side, trying to convince them to support the deal with iran, and keep the area free, from weapons of mass destruction, and the airbus not to pursue that, kind of competing with the iranians on this yet at the same time, looking the other way when it comes to israel when it comes to the huge arsenal of nuclear weapons that it had amassed with the acquiescence like it or not of the united states. >> mr. deshan i want to get your thoughts on this as well. the ambassador to the united arab emirates flatly stating to gulf leaders we do not share your democratic values. what are the gcc's values if they are not democratic? >> well, the gcc basically involves several members who are not necessarily characterized as jeffersonian democracies by any
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stretch of the imagine. saudi arabia is a kingdom several are emirates, they are not western like democracies, i believe the statement was a bit rough in depicting the difference between their system and the american system of government. yet the ambassador i think went after that statement to try explain that there are a lot of interests that join the united states with its arab allies in the gulf. and this is when he referred to the fact that his country the uae, has fought six wars together with an alliance with the united states of america so that pin points if you will the common interest between these -- the arab capitals of the gulf and washington, d.c. despite the differences in the makeup of the governance, the form of governments that exist in these
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countries and in washington. >> mr. ambassador, i.s.i.l how has that strengthened or weakened the gcc? i bring that up because at one point there was talk of a unified army. should that be of great concern to the united states? >> the concern about i.s.i.l? >> yes. and a unified army to battle that i.s.i.l. threat. >> well, in my opinion, there are still some time some distance away from getting a unified military force. to deal with i.s.i.l. they will try co-opt elements within syria within iraq who are opposed to i.s.i.l. and who are also opposed to the iranians, if they can find those. they have a common concern and
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they will be very frank i think with the president about their worries. but they do have a common awareness that the united states has been a very dependable ally at moments of great crisis such as the iraqi invasion of kuwait some years back, and in the '90s and that the united states remains a power with great interests in the region. >> but let me phrase -- >> with a pretty good record of stack by. >> let me stop you there and ask the question from the american public standpoint. why should the united states continue to put its american lives at risk to defend the situation as they did in kuwait? >> well, it remains an area of critical importance, obviously many the oil resources
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reserves, the despite the tapping of the gas and the shale oil the middle east will retain, the gulf in particular, a tremendous role in how the economy is going to be working in these coming years, decades would i say. >> as we mentioned before, saudi arabia proposing this ceasefire in yemen it could begin as early as tuesday five days we're told for a truce to let humanitarian aid get in. mr. did heshawn do you believe that ceasefire will hold? >> frankly i'm not very optimistic what i've been witnessed in the media and the public at large in terms of the developments in yemen and the unwillingness of the houthis and the followers of sally ali abdullah
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saleh, the previous president of yemen to play the diplomatic side of this equation. i think that the ceasefire will go into effect at 11:00 p.m. on tuesday. but again it was conditioned by the fact that the different parties in yemen would accept it abide by it, stop the fighting, not take advantage of the ceasefire allow maximum if you will input from the humanitarian organizations to let the humanitarian supplies reach the affected population in yemen which has been described as a disastrous situation by the united nations and then agree to come to the negotiating table afterwards in riyadh together with all the parties in yemen. that's a lot of conditioning. that's a lot of issues that are not going to happen easily and are not going to happen fast. and i would have hoped
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personally that that type of offer would have been made at least a couple of weeks back, together with the military strikes that were used against the houthis and ali abdullah saleh's followers in yemen allowing that first phase to last so long i think is going to make the next phase the talks much more difficult. >> mr. ambassador your take, that five day humanitarian ceasefire will it hold? >> i don't know what the domestic houthi tensions might be within the houthi population, just to be sure just how far they can go in committing that population to a ceasefire. but you know, this whole affair i think signals that -- signals to us, to americans the impatience that the gulf countries feel today about the
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united states it's influenced by the fact of the red line in syria which was violated by the change over to dominance from shia to sunni in iraq. saying look, we have been patient now the united states has got to go along with us. and on yemen the united states did go along has gone along to support the saudis logistically. i sense some hesitation, some doubts about the wisdom of that operation in washington's opinion about the wisdom of the attacks on yemen because it's going to be dreadfully hard to pull off a victory in yemen on saudi terms. >> mr. deshawn, we've got a minute left, i'll give you 30
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seconds. your thoughts on the fact that the saudi king will not be there. >> i think it's unfortunate that he decided not to participate because saudi arabia is leading this whole campaign and it's the most directly affected country and the largest ally of the united states in the region. now all this, what will take place next week at camp david has already been discussed frankly. so his absence is not going to make a big difference in terms of the conclusion of athe the talks. but logistically and psychologically would have led prestige to the talks, and might have propelled it forward into an event that might have being affected outcomes in the region. >> your views. >> i think it's regrettable that he won't be there but the saudi
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position is very clear very firm and it's a factor that the united states and others are just going to have to with. >> richard murphy and kalil desean, thank youeshaun, thank you for joining us tonight. former officer jeffrey sterling is going to be sentenced, he was convicted of disclosure of national defense information. in washington, d.c. candlelight vigil will be helds in washington, d.c. and on saturday the prereakness in baltimore as the city tries to recover after the death of freddy gray. pope francis, the surprising
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meets humanity. only on al jazeera america. >> in france there is a law that says nearly half of the songs on the radio must be french. but that law is facing a course of opposition. it's ten years old and was supposed to protect the music industry in france but as neave barker reports many feel it's done just the opposite. >> one of the most popular drive times in paris in doing so they occasional break a law that dates back to the mid 1990s. requiring that 40% of all radio music be french, half of which needs to come from new artists. >> the legal quotas are not the best way of supporting french art.
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now many are being formed in english these days. >> today, many people are turning to the internet to discover new music in a variety of new languages where the quotas don't apply. ♪ ♪ >> rap group de bangers perform. >> as long as the musicas long as the music is good you've got to play it so people can discover it. >> reporter: these performers are hardly representative of france's cultural establishment but to some the fact that they perform in french is a rare cultural comondity especially tocommodity.especially eroding the
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law necessary evil, like composer and french lir lyricist. >> everyone will have realized that it is important to have songs in french and to express french culture. >> for the government state regulation remains the safest way of nurturing national talent but in an increasingly globalized world it's getting harder to drown out foreign sounds. ♪ ♪ >> neave barker, al jazeera paris. >> raul castro saying pope francis making a believer out of him. he stopped back after the ve day celebrations in moscow. castro promising to attend the
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pope's masses when he visits in september. >> translator: i say sooner or later i'll start praying again and return to the catholic church. i'm not kidding. i'm a communist. the cuban communist party didn't allow it, but it is being allowed now. it is a step forward. >> today's meeting hopefully will lead to more religious freedom for all cubans. former president going to the south american country of guyana has returned home saying he's not feeling well. apologizing for a racist rant in washington. >> it is my fault that we missed
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it in this program. >> that was nancygorduck, she was principal of the national stone mountain, she accidentally dismissed the audience before calling on the valedictorian to speak. she demand he demanded that people sit back down and allow people to speak, she said the devil was in the auditorium and came out of my mouth. town of beu kahn nah 40 miles from new york city, now four years old the governor andrew quomo said, putting out
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that fire created an oil spill into the hudson river quomo says the spill is cleaned up and contained. it is a mother's day greeting they'll never forget. >> hello? >> this is barack obama. >> no way! >> yes it is. >> she got the personal phone call from the commander in achiever. church writing a letter to the white house saying she was touched that the the way that the president spoke of his mother. he praised her called two other women, he said both of them had similar life stories. well a happy mother's day story to your moms, including my wife
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robin, who happens to be the mother of my two daughters and i give a shout out to my mother and my mother in law.
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