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>> part of our month long look at working in america. "hard earned". ♪ searching for safety hundreds of migrants make it to indonesia and some of the party died in that desperate journey. ♪ i'm in doha also ahead, on the eve of a saudi-proposed ceasefire fighting continues in yemen. south korea warns of an merciless launch of a new balistic missile. >> maybe the gods are angry. >> reporter: rescue mission
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grows from saving lives to protecting heritage. ♪ more than 1,000 migrants from bangladesh and myanmar muslims have landed on the island and follows several boats carrying 1400 refugees picked up from indonesia sunday and rescued from over crowded boats arriving on the shores of malaysia and indoein doe indoe indonesia and they are clustered in the key state in the northwest part of myanmar and in the past they went to countries crossing over land through thailand and since thailand began cracking down on refugees they have been traveling by sea with the help of human traffickers to malaysia
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and indonesia and we have phil roberter son who works in rights watch and we appreciate your time and basically over the past three years the muslims have been fleeing from myanmar and why this research surge? >> we have seen a surge in the past 6-8 months because of the increasing desperation in our state. essentially they are locked down and internally displaced persons and camps without access to livelihoods, services such as education and health and other basic necessities. this is a desperation that is driving them out of burma and it's part of the policy of the government of burma the discrimination and exploitation of people continues and sends them out into the region into these desperate situations. >> who else it's not just the rohinga in the past few days in
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particular that have been fleeing, who else? >> well, there is always been a mixture of very poor bangladesh people coming out on the boats going back 6-7 years and we have seen a significant increase in ba la bangladesh coming and they have been duped on the boats and some of them did not want to go to malaysia but have been caught up in trafficking syndocites and beat before they go to malaysia. >> once they end up at these destinations what is in store for them? >> well they have incurred major debts to come and forced to labor for months or years to pay back that debt.
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families are spending everything they have. they are mortgaging every possible piece of land or property in places like bangladesh and burma to send these people and that means that people have to work in real indentured situations in malaysia and other parts of the region to pay back trafficker fees. >> it's a sad fate to have and phil roberterson with human rights watch thank you so much. turkey foreign minister says two people have been killed after a turkey cargo ship was attacked off the coast of libya and the ves was headed to the port of tubrook and two were killed and others wounded and we are live from istanbul and she on the phone from istanbul and give us some perspective for us the dynamics at play here. >> reporter: as far as we know we rely much on what the foreign
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ministry says more than anyone else at the moment and this happened on sunday and this vessel is not actually the vessel itself is flagged under the cook islands and carrying cargo for construction and was on its way to libya to tubrook and the vessel came under artillery fire 13 nautical miles by tubrook and had canon fire and was attacked from the air as well well. >> we are having a difficult
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time with that connection there with bernard smith speaking to us from istanbul but we will continue to follow developments on the story. ten groups of fighters in central african republican signed a peace deal with the government and signed in the peace capitol of bongi to end years of fighting and killed thousand and forced a million to escape and groups are promised to lay down their weapons but people involved in war crimes will not be granted amnesty. 24 hours and a start of a ceasefire in yemen and more cities have come under bombardment near the southwest border with yemen came under renewed mortar fire and last week eight people were killed by houthis and after that the saudi-led coalition said the houthi rebels crossed a red line and we spoke to the foreign minister and said yemen's former
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president is only looking for his own from and the houthis have no desire for a ceasefire deal deal. >> and saleh is warning of the political chapter and to end his life and simply he will be part of any future discussion about yemen. he has no chance at all. that is one thing. the other thing houthis are talking about early ceasefire and not willing to do any kind
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of discussion or negotiation or whatever. >> reporter: state news agency is reporting that one of its fighter jets taking part in the saudi-led air campaign has gone missing and a statement from the armed forces says an m 16 similar to that one came under fire but it didn't say by what or by whom and it's not known if the pilot ejected and joined the coalition the early days of the campaign against houthi rebels with six fighter jets and we are live in the capital riyadh there and talking about shelling and how does that affect the possibility of a ceasefire? >> we don't know yet but we know escalation is continuing with shelling that happened overnight in the city by the rebel fighters, the houthi have also been renewed this morning and have been shelling the city during the first hours of this
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morning and that is something the saudis can't tolerate according to the statements coming from the military spokesman of the coalition and said that is a red line for the saudis and this renewed attack on the saudi city is talking about air strikes by the coalition as we have seen in the last few days and that certainly might complicate the prospects of the ceasefire happening 36 hours from now. we have seen the houthis mounding their attacks, maunting their defiance during the last few days particularly yesterday when they claimed that they have been responsible for the downing of all morrocan jets and down and also the houthis have come clear and outspoken talking to
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local media about saleh in response to his statement yesterday where he says he is not hiding alliance anymore and also said in the statement that has been published in the local media in yemen today they are now not ashamed of announcing this with saleh and there is joining of the people there fighting against yemen government and against the coalition and more resistance and more defiance just ahead of the beginning of the truth if it begins at all. >> let's talk a bit more about this moroccan jet that is missing. tell us more about their part in the coalition. >> well morocco sent six m 16 fighter jets to join the saudi-led coalition against yemen and morocco has strong ties with saudi arabia and the king of morocco has been here
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two weeks ago visiting saudi arabia and they announced the fighter jets was lost. the other pilot in the second aircraft in this squdron said he couldn't see if the pilot of the fighter jet was able to eject before it crashed and also morocco via it's official media there announced that probably the jet has been hit by a missile. we don't know what kind of missile to the houthis but we know that yemen's army now is mostly in the hands of saleh most of the army and its traditional weapons and capabilities are now used by saleh and the houthis against the coalition aircraft. >> mohamed reporting from riyadh saudi arabia thank you. the king of saudi arabia and other gulf leaders are declining an invitation from barack obama and the u.s. president wanted to
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welcome king salman before a summit on thursday at camp david and saudi arabia foreign minister says it coincides with a ceasefire in yemen, the king of bahrain has also declaned and they are worried improving ties between washington and tie ran over a possible nuclear deal. and still ahead on al jazeera, the fiscal scars of war put heavy pressure on turkey's health system. ♪ and we will tell you why playing french music is making waves on local radio stations. ♪ going on not just in this country but around the world. >> if there were no cameras here, would be the best solution. >> this goes to the heart of the argument >> to tell you the stories that others won't cover. how big do you see this getting? getting the news from the people who are affected.
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♪ welcome back you are watching al jazeera and a quick look at the headquarters and more than 1,000 migrants from bangladesh and myanmar and mostly muslims landed on the island and several boats carrying 1400 refugees were picked up off the coast of indonesia on sunday. turkey foreign minister said one was killed when a ship was attacked off the coast of libya and it was bombed after it was warned not to approach the eastern city. the saudi city near the southwest border of yemen come under renewed mortar fire and last week 8 were killed by shells launched by houthis. south korea defense minister says there is an merciless response of the test firing of a
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submarine test last week and harry has more from the south korean capitol seoul. >> they are taking the news extremely seriously and seen in meetings taking place on monday. the ruling party and the government discussing this issue, defense ministry briefing the national assembly and giving a news conference in which after his defense ministry said this was a very serious and worrying development urging north korea immediately to halt developments of submarine launched missile technology saying it under mines security on the korean peninsula. at the same time of that defense ministry is trying to play down the significance of this test or at least the success of this one test saying that it was unlikely to have been a long range missile that emanated from the submarine and more a test of the launching capacity and probably didn't fly very high above the surface of the water and five other countries that have slbm technology as its known managed
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to do that between the initial test and having a fleet of submarines to launch this took 4-5 years and they say it's the equivalent of having a time bomb straps to the back of its enemy and certainly that is the key worry here in south korea that its tactic in the future of having a kill chain so called to identify a missile on the launch pad and strike it before it entered close to south korean territory that could come under real threat if north korea is able to develop enough submarines with a long enough range to remain undetected under water and fire at-will. syria and rebel groups against government forces in idlib conference come at a heavy human costs and increasing and putting extra pressure on rehabilitation centers helping those needing special treatment and we report on the
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syria/turkey border. >> reporter: evidence of the brutality of war is packed into every room in this rehabilitation center near the border with syria. schrapnel and wounds are the most common and he has spinal injuries and paralyzed from the waste down. >> under pressure since the fighting came close to the border here and more patients up to 60%. >> reporter: syria conflict now in the fifth year resulted in around a million wounded people there are no reliable estimates of how many have been left permanently, physically disabled. shrapnel cut in his spine as his unit tried to ambush a check point, his legs are paralyzed. >> translator: when i got injured first i felt so depressed and it was hard to think i might never work again and i spent my life like this
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then i accept what happened and feel i'm improving, i have great hopes to recover and go back to join the fight. >> reporter: fighters and civilians share the facilities here but the in dis krimdiscriminate nature hits home when you see children like jenna. he tells us he was playing football when it was kicked on the top of a sand bank around his village, he reached up to get the ball and that is when a sniper's bullet hit his neck. >> translator: i'm not able to walk right now i'm having therapy to be able to walk again. >> reporter: lost 50% of its funding because says the director many gulf-based donors cannot easily transfer money and effected by restrictions trying to stop the armed groups in syria and this happened at a time when this clinic's services have never been in greater
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demand, bernard smith on the turkey syria border. the turkish president irdiwan went to germany and addressed the people in the south city after million in germany are eligible to vote in the parliamentary election on june 7, opponents of erdiwan says the visit violates turkish law because the president should not take part in election campaigns. people in macedonia are surveying the damage of sunday's gun battle between police and an armed group that left 24 dead, dozens of homes were destroyed when armed gunmen attack police in the neighborhood on saturday it's an area that saw fighting during an ethnic albania insurgency in 2001, interior ministry said eight were killed in the gun battle as well as 13 fighters. hundreds of women joined the protest against the president
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bid for a third term in porter and reelection attempt on friday and see a violation of the peace deal and ended the civil ware ten years ago and 14 died in demonstrations against the president in just the past two weeks. in the philippines two people have been killed after typhoon hit the northeastern coast, over 3,000 people have been forced to flee their homes and it weakened and moving to japan and hundreds of houses damaged and thousands of people have been moved to shelters. it has been two weeks since a devastating earthquake struck nepal, in addition to saving lives there is a major attempt to rescue the country's cultural heritage and we went there to witness it firsthand. >> reporter: there is a different tempo to the relief operation now more than two weeks after the earthquake. instead of attempting to save
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lives this painstaking work is about trying to rescue ancient tradition. the temple dates back to the 5th century and within it lies treasure and modern day media is spreading stories of wrongdoing so another part of the country's rich heritage is destroyed with many other icons there are myths associated with it and not only that rumors circulating that jewelry associated with the diety is missing. a priceless jewel encrusted vest is said to be stolen with other items and denied by local officials who say it will all eventually be recovered. the earthquake struck soon after the start of one of the most important festivals of the kathmandu valley. this chariot is pulled by volunteers as part of an ancient ritual symbolizing snakes being dragged back to the valley ending a drought, the leg end
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gives all the credit to a rain god. the diety is in the chariot with a priest that has to stay on board, tragically a nearby building that collapsed as the quake struck belongs to him, his father and his aunt were killed in it. even so he is unfazed at having to stay in the chariot. >> translator: you can call it a bad omen and earthquakes happen in other country, it's a natural disaster. >> reporter: back at the temple some people are not reassured by his words. >> translator: we are cursed. this is a hard thing for us. >> translator: it has to be a bad omen maybe the gods are angry. this shouldn't have happened. >> a lot of people are spooked and very scared. >> reporter: he believes superstitions have to be put to one side. >> somebody like us with the heritage of the valley we have to get up and start ruling it again. >> reporter: no sooner has he
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spoken than the rain comes, despite tradition it doesn't signal a restart of the festival and no one is sure when that will happen andrew simmons, nepal. castro thanked pope francis for the diplomatic deal with the united states and he made a rare visit to the vatican on sunday and explains it left quite an impression on him. >> reporter: it was supposed to be a meeting to thank pope francis for his role in helping foreign relations between havana and washington but after a private chat with the upon fif cuban president raul castro said. >> i will start praying and return to the catholic church and i'm not kidding, i'm a communist and the communist party did not allow it but it's being allowed now and it's a step forward. >> reporter: it would be a return to castro's past.
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he and his old tear brother fidel castro considered themselves athiest and the pope is the first president of the catalyst church and will attend the pope's masses when he visits cuba in september on his way to the united states. we asked the leader of cuba catholic church ortega what he expected from the visit. >> translator: it's natural that the pope reaffirm cuba to open up to the world and the world open up to cuba especially as pontiff is in the dialog between united states and cuba. >> reporter: pope francis will be the third pontiff to visit in 17 years a lot considering cuba is a small country where the church is not particularly
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strong. >> i think cuba has awakened an interest disproportionate to its size and pope francis role to reestablish diplomatic ties between havana and washington makes this up coming visit particularly significant. mixing politics and religion is as old as time and both castro and the pope are proving it once again. al jazeera havana. and cost troe has flown home to welcome ilan and the first visit by a french president in 100 years and taking part in an economic forum, milan visited the french territory to inaugust rate the mum honoring people of slavery in the caribbean and 14 years since french officially declared slavery a crime against human they. chile president will talk about a formation of a new cabinet and she fired the last one live on
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television last night over a series of corruption scandals. the president said changes were needed to promote reforms in chile. her decision is seen as a move to win back the confidence of the people after she declined 30%. a mother's day march in mexico city putting pressure on the government to help find missing children and hundred of familied demanded justice and amnesty international say 25,000 people have gone missing in mexico in resent years. under french law half of all music played on national radio must be in french language it was introduced two decades ago to protect the national music industry but as we report from paris many feel it no longer applies. >> reporter: on the radio one of the most popular stations in paris and prides itself on playing a mix of music whatever
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the language but in doing so they occasionally break a law that dates back to the mid 1990s requiring 40% of all radio music to be french, half of which has to come from new artists. >> translator: the legal quota are not the best way of supporting the french music industry, the law actually excludes 50% of french music because there are no many french artists performing in english these days. >> reporter: this is a time when only one in every ten records bought in french was by a french artist butted today many people are turning the to the internet to discover new music in a variety of languages where quotas do not apply. and rap group perform in french and believe all good music should get the same air time. >> translator: as long as the music is good we don't care if there are quotas or french or english or whatever the language as long as the music is good you
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have to play it so people can discover it. >> reporter: these performers are hardly representative of france cultural establishment but performing in french is something of a rare cultural commodity especially those who feel the influx of language is eroding the country's national identity. but even some superport some supporters talk about this. >> translator: defending our heritage and language and i hope one day the quotas will disappear because everyone will have realized that it's important to have songs in french and to express french culture. >> reporter: for the government state regulation remains the safest way of nurturing natural talent but in an increasingly globalized world it's harder to
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