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government delegations in geneva are heading back to yemen, after failed peace talks. ♪ hello there, i'm shiulie ghosh. you are watching al jazeera live from doehadoha. the suspect arrested for the church shooting in north carolina has reportedly confessed. and a noble cause or meaningless gesture, business
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leaders in south africa spend the night out in the cold to raise awareness about homelessness. ♪ talks in geneva to end the war in yemen have collapsed. delegation members from yemen's government in exile are currently making their way to the airport. the foreign minister has told al jazeera that the houthi representatives never left their hotel room. let's go to hashem ahelbarra who joins us live from geneva. a lot of frustration clearly over there, hashem. tell us what happened. why did the talks collapse? >> reporter: there has been some fresh developments over the last few minutes, there was a last ditch effort by the united nations envoy to convince the delegation to stay. but after the meeting came to an
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end the minister of foreign affairs came out and said nothing has emerged out of the talks and therefore we're leaving. and we know they are now on their way to the airport back to riyadh. this is a significant blow to the united nations and the international community. let's listen to what he had to say. >> i can assure you, there is no progress for the time being. this is due to the houthis' refusal to respond. we didn't receive any proposal to discuss. i think until now, the [ inaudible ] is at a stand still. >> clearly at the moment there's a stalemate, and the situation in yemen is getting steadily worse. >> reporter: it is and this is the biggest concern now. the whole idea behind geneva was
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basically to bring the -- together the warring factions in yemen to agree on a two-week humanitarian truce that would be extended and the reason was to allow aid, food and medicine to get into yemen. that is not going to happen now. the biggest concern now for the international community is you have more violence instability, and suffering of millions of people across the country. the only hope now for yemen is talks between key regional players like saudi arabia and the americans, russians and iranians to try to solve it. if that doesn't happen yemenese will continue to suffer in the coming days and weeks. >> hashem thank you. israel has allowed tens of thousands of palestinians into jerusalem to say friday prayers for ramadan, israel says it is a
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goodwill gesture to allow all palestinian men to visit out permits. >> reporter: this man hasn't been to jerusalem in 25 years. this year israel issued him a travel permit. he left his house to get to the crossing at dawn so he could reach jerusalem in time for friday prayers. praying there is a privilege for muslims on the first friday of ramadan. the only reason he was able to get a permit is auz israel is issuing them to gazans who are older than 60 years old. >> translator: i'm so happy that i'm finally going back. we need more easing for all gazans not just the elderly. we want to visit every day, not only on friday. >> reporter: palestinians will be allowed to pray on friday without a permit except for men
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under 40 who still have to apply to get one, women face to age restrictions. tens of thousands of palestinians have already applied for permits. >> translator: the least of our rights as palestinian is to be able to move without a permit. i have spent the last four days issuing permits, and it has been humiliating. we are entitled to movement every day without being blocked by anyone. >> reporter: israel says it's a goodwill gesture towards palestinians during ramadan. israel's easement comes at a time of heightened restrictions with palestinians. while happy to be able to travel to jerusalem, most palestinians don't believe their right to worship should be restricted in the first place. the freedom of movement of palestinians is a right guaranteed by international law, but a right continuously limited
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by israel. >> for them to occasionally allow more people or less people on other times, the whole system is unacceptable and must be abolished by international law. >> reporter: while these measures temporarily ease restrictions for some palestinians israel's continuing occupation remains an issue which isn't being resolved. the gunman arrested for the shooting in the u.s. state of south carolina has now been charged. south carolina state governor is calling for the 21 year old to get the death penalty. >> this is an absolute hate crime, and i have been talking with investigators as they were going through the interviews and they said they looked pure evil in the eye yesterday. nine families, nine people were
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innocently killed we absolutely will want him to have the death penalty, this is the worst case that the country has seen in a long time. >> let's cross to andy gallagher in charleston south carolina. we're learning more about the suspect now. tell us more about that andy. >> reporter: yeah we're getting a clearer picture about dylann roof. one of the biggest lines is he apparently told investigators that he almost didn't go through with the shooting. remember he came to this church on wednesday night a full hour before the shooting started. he basically sat with the prayer group, with the nine people and he said they were so nice to him that he almost didn't go through with the killing. clearly that's a big development, but doesn't change things here. we're also hearing from a friend of dylann roof who told investigators this was a young man who told him that black
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people were taking over and he wanted to start a civil war, so clearly someone who had some serious issues but it has raised a great deal of issues we heard president obama for the 14th time talking about gun control in this country and this country's dark racial past. >> and andy people there, of course, still coming to terms with the tragedy that happened at the church. how are they coping? what are they doing to come to terms with this? >> reporter: this church has been an amazing scene over the past 24 hours. people constantly filing in. it is quiet because people are back at work now, and charleston has been determined to get back to normal soon as possible. but take a look at some of the headlines, hate in america. this is a community that is trying to come together. they are fairly defiant. let's take a look at what has happened over the past few hours. [ sobbing ]
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>> reporter: outside the emmanuel ame church in charlts ston residents came to pay their respects following the death of nine church goers who came here to play instead they were gunned down alleged i will by this man, 21-year-old dylann roof who was caught following an intense manhunt. authorities are now investigating this as a crime motivated by hate. it's a charge few in the african american community doubt. but church leaders say the entire city is pulling together as one. >> there has been very good outpouring of emotion from across the community. we had a mass prayer today, probably 800 folks, and it was 50/50 black white. >> reporter: the victims were all regionals at this church. amongst them the pastor who was always one of south carolina's leading politicians. when he addressed the nation president obama talked of the
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u.s.'s dark racial past and raised the issue of gun control. >> at some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries, and it is in our power to do something about it. >> reporter: why are young while male specific choose this church and allegedly take the lives of nine people? but here people don't want to concentrate concentrate on the crime, at charleston this is a time of healing. >> this happened in our community. somebody came here to harm us to start trouble with us and we're not going to let it happen here in charleston. >> we're going to show humbleness and love. >> reporter: there is a determination to heal as one city, but it may be a painful and long process. dylann roof will appear for court for the first time this
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afternoon, but the crime is not what people here want to concentrate on. this is a community that is coming together and wrapping their arms around each other, and more than anything else remembering the lives of the nine people that were killed. >> andy thank you very much indeed for that. andy gallagher in charleston there. now tunisia say it will close it console late in libya, following the kidnapping of ten of its staff. seven were freed on friday and the other three were released today. this comes after the extradition of a member of the libyan dawn government. they denied the staff were released in exchange for the extradition. coming up here on the program, we'll tell you why soldiers in honduras are taking over hospitals and medical storage warehouses. many children traumatized by
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the earthquake in nepal are still refusing to go back to school. >> shot dead and the government does nothing. >> they teach you how to eliminate people? >> ya. >> we've done it and that is why we are there. >> my life is in danger. >> anyone who talks about the islamic religion is killed. >> don't miss the exclusive al jazeera investigation. >> i can't allow you not to go
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♪ welcome back. top stories on al jazeera, talks to try to end the war in yemen have collapsed in geneva. warring factions have been meeting since wednesday. the gunmen arrested for the church shooting in the u.s. state of south carolina has been charged. dylann roof faces nine counts of murder as well as possession of
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a firearm. the state governor is calling for the 21 year old to get the death penalty. and israel has allowed tens of thousands of palestinians into jerusalem to say friday prayers for ramadan. israel says it's a goodwill gesture to allow all of the palestinian men to visit without permits. the european central bank has raised the amount of money greece can access for the second time in two weeks. paul brennan has more on why gooek -- greeks are rushing to withdrawal their savings. >> reporter: the run on banks has raised to a stampede in recent days. total outflow is more than $3.3 billion. if withdrawals continue faster than the emergency liquidity assistance, it could force athens to force capital controls
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as cyprus did in 2013. >> translator: capital controls are very possible. there are huge outflows. it's very possibility this thing we hoped to avoid will happen. if it happens the next step is chaos and catastrophe. >> reporter: it will be a tough for a period of time that's for sure. we are entering into a new era that is unchartered territory for me. it's completely unknown. >> reporter: the government must make a $1.8 billion loan repayment to its creditors by the end of the month or become the first euro zone member to become broke. but athens is refusing to impose the tax hikes and pension cuts which its creditors are demand demanding. the greek prime minister is on day two of a visit to russia addressing an international economic forum in st.
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petersberg. meeting has already seen greece and russia sign a gas pipeline deal. the prime minister will have a bilateral meeting with president putin. >> translator: we would also like to use our position as a springboard. russia is one of the most important partners for us. >> reporter: closer ties will be closely watched by greece's european partners and the greek crisis is top of the agenda at the ongoing meeting in lek sumberg. >> we hope for the best but expect the worst. clearly now, we must go on and complete our plan. >> reporter: but the finance ministers are expected to make scant progress and all eyes are on monday's emergency summit of e.u. leaders. right now it's brinkmanship
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rather than compromise which is dominating proceedings. thailand's health minister says the first patient to be treated for middle east respiratory syndrome has shown some improvement, but his son and broth rer also showing symptoms, though it is not yet confirmed whether they are affected. thailand is the fourth nation to report cases of the deadly virus. >> reporter: officials here are confident that they have been able to isolate the first case of mers in thailand. they identified him as a patient the first day he arrived and he has be taken to a special hospital as are three members of his family and 50 people who have been come in contact are being monitored closely. obviously it's a concern that anyone with mers gets out here in bang kong a very heavy
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populated city. they have told the people not to panic here in thailand and as this friday morning commute shows, so far they are listening. a volcano in western indonesia could be about to erupt. clouds of gas and ash are being sent high into the air. thousands living nearby are refusing to leave their homes. in india more than 14 men have died after drinking homemade alcohol. police have arrested three men one of them is suspected of illegally brewing the alcohol which is often spiked with chemicals to increase potency. low-paid workers can't afford to buy licensed liquor. . in nepal some schools have been forced to close again. many buildings are still considered too unsafe for students after the earthquake which struck eight weeks ago.
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as well as the physical there's emotional damage too, as our correspondent reports. >> reporter: this boy is petrified. when the earthquake shook his hometown, he was playing with his friends. his father younger brother and a neighbor were all watching tv when their house fell down killing all three of them. now he does want to stray too far from his mother not even to go to school. he is scared of more earthquakes. >> translator: even in the shelter, he panics and asks me to run with the slightest after shock. with his father gone it has been difficult for him. he keeps saying he misses his younger brother, he looks at his picture and starts crying. >> reporter: the earthquake killed at least 555 school children in this district alone. more than 90% of the schools were destroyed.
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unicef says 1 million children will miss class across nepal. some new schools have been considered too dangerous to enter. 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 rains destroyed the tarp roofs of these temporary classes. the government ordered schools nationwide to reopen on may 31st, but many are still closed. the buildings and teachers rnlth ready. >> translator: the day the schools reopened students shared they experiences. they are very scared. it's not just the children. adults are deeply traumatized. >> reporter: the government plans to replace classrooms with 15,000 temporary learning centers before the monsoon
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season makes 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. >> reporter: but the loss of their families friends, and homes weighs heavy on the minds of these small children and new classrooms may not be enough. in south africa a group of business leaders have spent the night out on the streets to raise awareness about homelessness, but they are being criticized by workers who are facing the sack. our correspondent has the story. >> reporter: the chief executive of south africa's largest telecommunications provider along with other business leaders are spending the night out in the cold. it's part of a global campaign to raise awareness about homelessness. >> to me the most important thing is the symbolism of it.
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obviously one night won't change the world for people. but it's the right symbolism. i also think that all of these guys who are here hopefully they'll be able to put much more than just money and time. >> reporter: he is preparing to make at least 4,000 workers redun danlt. one of them is this man who has been at the company for many years. he tells us about the hardships of life in the township of ivory park. >> yeah if you don't have [ inaudible ] cooking oil, the electricity is off, and even the [ inaudible ] is poor now it's too risky to live here if you check also to water and sanitation, all over it's stinking. >> reporter: top management sleeping out for a night, workers say, means nothing. this is the first time the event is taking place in africa with more than 240 ceo's taking part. they have each donated at least
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$10,000 to charity. this worker doesn't agree with the sleepout and says more needs to be done to create employment. >> i think it's a [ inaudible ] to the poor. they go out and sleep somewhere just demonstrating. we have seen this a couple of years back one minister went to [ inaudible ] and demonstrated. poor people are facing those challenges on a daily basis. >> reporter: while chief executives get a taste of poverty, and certainty is part of the [ inaudible ] daily life. denmark central rights opposition is celebrating its victory in thursday's general election, the block includes the anti-immigration dane initial people's party, which wants to limit the european union's influence over denmark. some of the hundreds of thousands of migrants who face deportation from the dominican
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repub repubic are protesting. many have rushed to register with the government hoping to stay and work legally. prosecutors investing a corruption scandal in europe have pressed charges. the charges come a day after soldiers took over hospitals and medical storage facility to guarantee the supply of drugs to patients. victoria gatenby reports. >> reporter: soldiers patrol the corridors of the medicine storage rooms, and carry out an inventory to determine if there are shortages in hospital supplies. and it's not an isolated case. >> translator: in terms of the health system there are eight hospitals that will be taken over with the presence of the armed forces.
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new personnel will guarantee transparency. >> reporter: the scandal involves the alleged embezzlement of over $100 million in public money. businesses that benefited paid kickbacks and that money was used to fund political campaigns. it is alleged that some of the money financed the national party, and that has lead to calls for the president's resignation. >> translator: what we need the most in the hospital is medicine. because what is the use of having the soldiers there, if there's no medicine. we're accomplishing nothing then. >> translator: i think it's good to improve security. the fact there are soldiers in the hospital is a good thing. >> reporter: medical workers say the public healthcare system is already operating with half of the budget it needs. most patients are poor and many are angry that public money meant to pay for their medicines
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may have been used to fund political campaigns. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. host chile is facing off against bolivia in the copper america football tournament. the two countries have plenty of problems off of the pitch. bolivia lost access to the sea after a war with chile more than a hundred years ago. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: bolivia has been trying since 1879 to regain access to the coast line it lost to chile in the war of the pacific. it has also been trying since its last victory 15 years ago to beat chile in a game of football. they are level with four points each leading into the clash at the national stadium. >> translator: definitely, to beat chile would be a great achievement for us not just in football terms, but symbolically
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too. >> reporter: the two countries signed a peace and friendship treaty in 1904, designed to resolve the issue of the disputed coastline, but more than a century later, it's far from resolved. these bolivian children sing their country's hint of the sea, and the bolivian native restricted. >> translator: when bolivia says it must get its sea back it was a sea that was never theirs. and they know chile can never give them the territory that was theirs, since that would cut chile in too. >> chile has long before the region's biggest success story, thanks in large part to the
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copper industry. chile is also dominant on the football pitch, since they first met. here there is a little desire to even -- negotiate with chile. both countries are meanwhile waiting for the international court of justice to rule but that ruling is unlikely to resolve the 136-year-long dispute. >> translator: at the moment relations are not at their best but i would say that at the popular level chileans are not being unusually negative towards bolivia. >> reporter: it's only a game some say, but there are those in both countries who believe the
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19 minutes of play may symbolically -- [ lost audio ] and you can keep up to date with all of the day's news and the sport on our website, the address, a suspected killer now facing nine counts of murder the charges revealed against dylann roof as he prepares to go before a judge. ♪ the community and the nation mourns the victims as it tries to mend old wounds reopened by the shooting. police are