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after the deadly earthquake, but the classrooms remain empty. ♪ ♪ 10s of thousands of palestinians are pouring in to occupied east jerusalem for the first friday of ramadan. as you can see here they are starring to enter the compound where prayers will be held. israel has decided to allow men in age over 40 and women of all ages to visit with a permit. nisreen is at the one of the gates. why are we expecting such large numbers to pray there? >> reporter: yes, we are. and this is because for the first time in around a decade israel has significantly reduced restriction on his the movement of palestinians from the west bank in gaza. in what it is describing as a goodwill gesture after what it said was a security assessment,
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a positive security assessment carried out by the israeli army. so as you mentioned palestinians from the west bank of ages over 40 and all well, will be able to come to al you can a on friday toker form prayers without getting permits during the month of ramadan they will be able to visit family mechanics and friends inside israel. the lowering of the age group required to get permit for friday prayers is going to include so many other groupings of people who are able to make it through the checkpoints and come and pray so it's expected to significantly increase numbers and as well there has been an easing of restriction on his the movement of palestinians palestinians from gaza. hundreds will be allowed to come and pray a friday and visit with family members and relatives in the west bank and a anybody will be able to fly out and israel said it might even facilitate the pilgrimage to mecca for
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gazans via israel and jordan instead of via egypt if the rafah crossing remained closed. that being said, these restrictions can be aborted at any time. they said if hamas trades to exploit the easing of restrictionses the response will be harsh by israel. >> why are the easing of of restrictions happening now nisreen? >> reporter: we don't know all the reasons why israel has decided to ease restrictions especially after a very tough year of restrictions last year where it was very difficult for palestinians from the west bank to try to get in and pray especially that ramadan came after the kidnapping and murder of three israeli settlers in the occupied west bank. palestinians said they experienced collective punishment with so many of them being unable to make it to jerusalem for prayers but israel is calling it a goodwill jess cure. other analysts going as far as
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saying in the absence of peace talks between israelis and pal stun requestpalestinians israel is trying to absorb the frustration of the pat stun vinnies living under restrictionses. if you talk to the palestinians happy to be here and pray, they tell you the frustration has been created by the occupation, although they are happy to be here, there should never the the restrictions impose the on their right to worship and movement and this is a right guaranteed under international law but israel has continued to place they restriction to his make what palestinians say is to make life more difficult for them under occupation. >> all right live from east jerusalem, thank you. u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon has refused to answer questions about why israel was letter out i've list of violaters and a report on children in conflict zones. more than 500 children died during israel's military operations in gaza last year. our diplomatic editor james bays
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reports from the u.n. head quarters. >> reporter: the u.n. secretary general publically presenting his report on children in the world's conflict zoned to the security counsel summits a deeply controversial document as it leaves israel off its list of worst violators despite detailing how the israeli operation in gaza last summer caused the death of more than 540 children. late he pan ki-moon addressed reporters. >> ladies and gentlemen, i hope you understand my situation that i have another urgent meeting where i have to participate now so i will turn the floor over to my special representative. >> reporter: but secretary general we keep being told it's your report. so it's you we should ask the questions. >> on i hope you understand. >> reporter: claiming that he was too busy he left his special representative to answer questions even though she had recommended israel be on the list of worst violators and it was his decision to take israel
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off the list. did the secretary general bow to political pressure and remove israel from that an ex? >> i will not answer this question. i am -- i stand by the report. i stand by what is in it. and i think that we -- we said already in the report you have the response of the secretary general, so i will stick to the report. >> reporter: in the security council meeting the palestinian ambassador said that he was ainge wished by the decision not to put israel on the list. >> if you meet the criteria, then you have to be there. not for political consideration to renew you from there,. >> reporter: israel has given its somebody spoon too. even though it -- its response too. evening though it managed keep itself off the black list israel's ambassador to the united nations has complained about misconduct in the office of the u.n. special representative which he accuses of bias. james bays, al jazerra, at the united nations.
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peace talks between yemen's warring factions will resume in geneva within the hour. they under score the deep decisions, scuffles broke out on thursday after a shoe was thrown at the head of the houthi delegation as he spoke to reporters our correspondent in geneva. >> reporter: from the mountains of to the unites nations offices in geneva a journey that sums up the houthi lines to power. hamza houthi is a senior member of the houthis or the partisans of god as they call themselves. his fighters and trooped loyal to former president that saleh have a growing influence in yemen. hamza is on a charm offensive saying that he's here to talk about peace. and turn the chapter of war. >> we are committed to dialogue and to a political agreement between all the factions. we want partnership, we don't want to exclude any party. >> reporter: the government in
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exile remains skeptical saying the houthis are buying time. >> translator: talks haven't started yet because the houthi militias and sal saleh's representatives have for vision we hope the talks during them they recognize the legitimacy of the president. >> reporter: form every slay saleh loyal assists control the army. blame the for shelling civilian areas. they have been firing rockets at neighborhoods to repel a push by tribes men loyal to president hadi. saleh's envoy to the talks says the army should stay intact to protect yemen. >> translator: the military establishment which is constantly being pounded by the saudi-led coalition is the only guarantee against a political vacuum in yemen. the army is the backbone of any transition to democracy. if there is no army and police, the next government will go undermined by militias and al
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qaeda. >> reporter: a houthi president conference turned in to a scuffle when secessionists from the south accused the houthis of killing people in southern yemen. as fighting continues across yemen, talks are stalled in geneva. the united nations hasn't been able to narrow differences between the rival factions. in the absence of progress here in geneva, yemen's only hope is an agreement between the region's key players and the international community when a humanitarian truce and have all the parties in yemen accept it and stop the suffering of people. al jazerra geneva. houthi fighters in yemen have been accused of targeting residential areas in the city of taiz they are backed troops loyal to the former president is laugh. they bombed areas near the ancient citadel.
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witnesses say a mosque was also hit and they pounded a hotel and homes in the mere by mountain region. prayer vigils have been held across the united states for nine victims of the charleston shootings, candles cards and nowers were also laid around the church in sacramento about the black worshipers were shot during bible class a 21-year-old white man is being questioned about the hate crime. barack obama is condemning what he calls the senseless shooting of nine people in this class in this church. as andy gallagher reports the u.s. president says americans must face up to the fact that frequent incidents of gun violence don't happen in other countries. >> reporter: these are the first picture of dylan roof since he was arrest ed in north carolina. he is suspected of carrying out the fatal shooting of nine people attending a prayer group in the a church. >> i am please today announce
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that we have made an arrest in this characters we have arrested dylan roof. from lexington, south carolina. >> reporter: police say the 21-year-old spent an hour at a nighttime prayer meeting at the historic emanuel a.m.e. church in the center of charleston, then shoot up and are the thatted shooting. this, say the police, was a hate crime. >> we woke up today -- and the heart and soul of south carolina was broken. >> reporter: a nationwide alert was sent out. he was pulled over three hours from charleston, his uncle recognized the picture police issued from the church cctv and alerted the authorities. >> that awful person, that terrible human being whole would
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go in to a place of worship when people were praying and kill them is now until custody where he will always remain. >> reporter: for the 14th time since he became president barack obama had to talk about a mass shooting in america. >> at some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not shop in other advanced countries. and it is in our power to do something about it. >> reporter: in a facebook picture roof is wearing a jacket which carries the flag of apartheid south africa. it's alleged roof told one woman in the church she would live so she could tell the story of what happened. community leaders in charleston insist this is the time for unity. >> we've got to pray, but we gotta get up off our knees and we gotta work and legislate and protest because enough is
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enough. >> reporter: this is a church that was founded by african americans who fought to be free of slavery and today its leaders remain defiant in the face of tragedy. dill be roof will be interviewed by police and the key questions are whether he acted alone and why he allegedly did what he did. andy gallagher, al jazerra charleston, south carolina. still ahead. thousands protest in athens as bailout talks end without an agreement. instilling fears that greece mace have to exit the euro. some animals could still be on the loose after floods at this zoo.
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welcome back. here are your top stories now on al jazerra. 10s of thousands of palestinians are pouring in to occupied east jerusalem for the first friday prayers of ram den israel is allowing men over 40 and women are all ages to visit without permits. prayer vigils have been held in cities across the united states for the nine victims of the charleston church shootings a 21-year-old white man is being questioned about what the police say is a hate crime. talks to try an agree grigorenko owe a truce between yemen's warring factions are due to resume in geneva. a shoe was thrown at the head of the delegation and fights broke out. european union has called an
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emergency meeting next week as the deadlock over greece's debt becomes more urgent. talks between the euro zone finance ministers broke down on thursday without a deal. now, greece has less than two weeks to come to an agreement with its creditors or it's default on the ground $1.8 billion of loan repayments, it owes more than $378 billion to the international monetary fund the european central bank and the european union for the bailouts it received in 2010 and all 2012. according to some estimates the debt burden equals more than $34,000 for each greek citizen. john reports from athens. >> reporter: thursday's meeting ended with no agreement. but the greeks left behind a proposal they believe could be the basis for a deal. >> recognize that there is a problem of trust within the euro group. in order to overcome it, in today's meeting we put on the table a radical proposal.
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a proposal that was never discussed before. it was not asked for us by you want institutional. an innovative propose that would came from us. and it is this. in the contexts of our agreement that we should have our fiscal council, the independent fiscal council, something the equivalent to britain's office for budget responsibility, monitor the ex-ciewrchghts budgets. the council would automatically trigger spending cuts making future deficits impossible and illegal. creditors have reject a series of greek proposal is over four months saying they rely on legal or financial slight of hand to donald the tougher issues keeping up tax revenue and making the economy more productive. but there is still a glimmer of hope they say. >> today in our meeting we send a strong signal to the greek authorities that it's really up to them to submit new proposals additional proposals in the coming days to fully engage with the institutions within the framework of that statement of february the 20th.
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>> reporter: in athens greeks for fear the left wing government is running too close to deadline gathered before apartment chanting chanting greece, europe democracy. >> reporter: they believe they are protecting a bloated and expensive state and don't believe greece can black maim i'll red tours by threatening suicide. they want greece to remain on a reform path within europe and the euro zone. that means smaller government and more reasonable taxes for the private sector which has suffered most from the 25% unemployment rate. >> translator: honestly, i don't know if we can accept or can't. we need it avoid leaving the euro zone at all costs. >> reporter: there are feared, too, that it brink man ship may be greece to its knees by triggering capital controls over the weekend not just cyprus was forced to capitulate to austerity two year old ago just how far apart they can be is demonstrated earlier in the day when parliament's truth committee on the greek debt
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declared that greece neither ca nor should pay it a position at odds everybody with the government. the debt it says is the result of austerity not the cause these people believe the political standoff over the dead is slow low poisoning the economy. denmark as center right opposition is celebrating a surprise victory in thursday's general election. the block includes the anti-immigration danish people's party which want to limit the european union. prime minister has resigned as social correct contract i can party leader. germany is set the double the amount of money it spends on processing asylum seekers this year. many companies are calling for new rules on when asylum seekers can start working so qualified migrants can get jobs soon, dominic kane reports from berlin. >> reporter: mohamed works on the sharp floor of the factory
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in southern berlin he's been an intern here for a few months, he came here after fleeing the fighting in mali. he said he traveled across the desert and the mediterranean sea to get to europe. but when he reached germany to start with he could not get a job as the law prevents people in his situation from working in their first three months. >> translator: here we are in a country where there are really tough laws against foreigners, for me, yes perhaps now things are possible. the problem is the authorities the people who make yes or no decision about his people like me. >> reporter: the man who gave mohamed a job is jacob it, at ceo he believes more firms should follow his example and that germany shut consider streamlining the law to allow professionally qualified asylum seekers to start working much sooner. >> the general election said oh, the permission, steps are
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really very bureaucratic. so if we have a person these -- his possibilities are there. we could be happy not only as company, but as germany to get people quicker in jobs and have the chance to integrate them in to our community. >> reporter: but the question is is whether the german government is prepared to change the law regarding asylum seekers, germany processes more asylum applications per year than anywhere else in europe. the channels lohr angela merkel says germany will play its role but that other even u. countries must also bear their responsibilities. on thursday she hosted the meeting with the leaders of germany's federal states, they are the ones that have to house feed and to i want great asylum seekers in to society. >> translator: the federal government and the states will double the financial help this
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year. it's important to point out that with these actions we are not drawing a line, but are starting talks on how we can take responsibility in the future. >> reporter: back at the factory factory. mohamed is concentrating on his work now he wants to perfect his german and plan for the few he dominic kane, or, berlin. european union has criticized hungary's plan to build a wall along its board we are serbia to keep out immigrants. ed proposed wall would stretch 175-kilometers. the even u. and serbia say it's not an effective way to control migration. in turkey the funeral has taken place for the form he president souleiman he served as prime minister seven times before becoming president from 1993 to 2000. two of his governments were toppled by military coups.
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he died on wednesday age 90 in a hospital. in georgia zoo keepers are warning that some animals might still be on the loose in the capital after flooding destroyed their enclosures a tiger was shot dead on we understand after attacking and killing a man. robin walker reports from the zoo. >> reporter: a smear of blood marks the spot where a predator killed the first man to walk in to this flooded warehouse across the road from the ruined zoo. alexander heard the screams. >> translator: we broke the windows, and we saw how the tiger had bitten the man on the neck. i threw a brick at the tiger and he jumped away and ran. it took police two hours to find and shoot the animal. >> reporter: the zoo managers had claimed that all animals were accounted for. but last weekend's deluge caused chaos and it is still not clear how many other animals survived. some considered dangerous were
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shot but most drowned. rescuers are still covering dead animals from the mud. >> we treated them just like our children. we knew their names their histories, so we cared about them really like parents. so, of course, it's very hard to lose all of them. >> reporter: it looks as if they have had to cut open the cages to get the bodies out because the back entrances are completely silted up. the river flood waters brought through huge amounts of mud rocks and debris. and the water levels went right to the top of these cages. the animals didn't stands a chance. volunteers are still cleaning up neighborhoods. at least 15 people are known to have drowned. others are still missing. this has been a human tragedy. >> it's important for me. they died two sisters and one of them had little seven years old boy and 14 years old boy.
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>> reporter: there is still concern that out there somewhere, may lurk another predator. those animals that have been found like the now famous hippo are safe. robin walker, al jazerra. in belgium a sounds and light show has kicked off celebrations of the 200 anniversary of the battle of waterloo. hundreds of actors took part in the open air performance entitled inferno. it featured a 150-meter long stage and fireworks show. the battle of waterloo confirmed the rise of the british empire and ended french dominance across the continent. there have been protests in the capital of the dominican republic with hundreds of thousands of migrants facing deportation they are angry about a new law that ames to stem illegal immigration from haiti. but they it's a phobia towards haitians the two countries share one islands in the caribbean. in india 33 men have died from drinking pete alcohol.
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18 died on thursday night in a slum in mumbai. dozens of others fell ill. police have detained a man suspected the illegally brewing the alcohol which is often spiked with chemicals to increase its poe poe 10 tense potency. a fire in india killed people. they tried to escape the four-story building. most of the guests were asleep when the fire started. an electrical short is being blamed. in nepal it's been a month since schools reopened after the deadly earthquake but many of the buildings are still considered up safe for students. a report from the district where many children are too scared to go back to school. >> reporter: he is pedestrian identified. when the earthquake shack his hometown, he was playing with his friends. his father, younger brother and a neighbor were all watching tv. and their house fell down
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killing all three of them. now he doesn't want to stray too far from his mother, not evening to go to school. he is scared of more earthquakes earthquakes. >> translator: even in the shelter he panics and asks may to run with the slightest aftershock. with his father gone it's been difficult for him. he keeps saying he misses his younger brother. he looks at his picture and starts crying. >> reporter: the earthquake in april killed at least 555 school children in this district alone. more than 90% of the schools were destroyed. uncief says 1 million children mamies class all across nepal. samir's school has been declared too dangerous to enter and temporary classrooms have been set up. it's weekday but none of the students are here in class. the government says that schools have resumed but this one was forced to close down after rain
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destroyed the tarp roof of these temporary classes. the government ordered schools nationwide to reopen on may 31st, but many are still closed. the buildings aren't ready. neither are teachers. >> translator: the day the school reopened, students shared their earthquake experiences we realized that fear has deeply root in the their psyche, they are very scared. it's not just the children, even adults are deeply traumatized. >> reporter: the government stands to replace classrooms with 15,000 temporary classrooms before the man soon rains make the task impossible. >> translator: we need as much manpower as possible and need to start working with our development partners. many students do not have textbooks, that's our next challenge. collection of date data migration is another priority. >> reporter: but the loss of their family, friends, and homes weighs they have out minds of these small children.
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