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and face a fine. 23 states have that law now. thanks for watching. i'm stephanie sy. the news continues next life from doha. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello there, welcome to the news hour. i'm shiulie ghosh in doha with the world's top news stories. coming up in the next 60 minutes. the suspect in the south carolina church attack that killed nine people has now been charged. we're live in charleston. yemen peace talks in geneva have collapsed. warring factions have failed to reach an agreement to stop the fighting. israel eases restrictions to allow tens of thousands of
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palestinians from the occupied territories into jerusalem for ramadan prayers. and a noble cause or meaningless gesture? business leaders in south africa spending the night out in the cold to raise awareness about homelessness. ♪ the government arrested over the church shootings in the u.s. state of south carolina has now been charged. dylann roof faces nine counts of murder as well as possession of a firearm. the 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, and they said they looked pure evil in the eye yesterday, without yes this is hate. these are fine families that are struggling. this is a state that is hurt by the fact that nine people innocently were killed. we absolutely will want him to have the death penalty, this is
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the worse case that i have seen and the country has seen in a long time. will refight this as hard as we can. we have extensive coverage from the suspect's hometown but first let's go to andy gallagher who is in charleston where the attack took place. tell us more about the suspect and his arrest. >> reporter: well, what we're getting from him is a clearer picture of who this individual was, and perhaps more importantly what his intentions were before those shootings took place on wednesday night. we're hearing that dylann roof told investigators that he almost didn't go through with this alleged act, that he spent an hour with the prayer group in the church behind me and he said they will simply so nice to him he almost didn't carry out what he did on wednesday night. he made a full confession to
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investigators here. he was extradited from north carolina where he was caught about 14 hours after an intense manhunt. but let's take a look back at the emotional last few hours here in charleston. [ sobbing ] >> reporter: outside the emmanuel ame church in charleston residents came to pay their respects. this is now a city in deep mourning following the deaths of nine church goers who came here to pray. instead they were gunned down by this man, 21 year old dylann roof. he was flown from a neighboring state after his arrest. 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 country. we had mass prayer again today,
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probably 800 folks, and it was 50/50 black white. >> reporter: the victims were all residents. amongst them the pastor who was one of the leading politicians. president obama talked of the u.s.'s dark racial past and once again 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. >> reporter: there are so many unanswered questions at the moment, chief amongst them why a young while male should specifically choose this church and take the lives of nine people. but for charleston this is a time for healing. for many it's the simple act of laying flowers and showing solidarity. >> 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
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here in charleston. >> we're going to show humbleness and love. >> reporter: there is a determination here to heal as one city but it may be a painful and long process. dylann roof will make his first court appearance in just under two hours, but people here don't want to concentrate on the alleged acts of one young man. this is a city that is all about healing and coming together no matter what race color, or creed they are. and more than anything else people here want to remember the lives of the nine people who died. >> andy thank you. let's go to gabriel alexander in lexington, south carolina where the accused gunman is from. what has been the reaction there, and what are people saying about this 21 year old? >> reporter: well, they are trying to figure out exactly who he was. i want to show you the front page of this state newspaper from the capitol, the main
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headline, very clear, who is dylann roof? so very clear question, that's where everybody is asking. i can tell you here in the town of lexington, a city of about 18,000 people, about a 2-hour drive from charleston it's a quiet town. we're here outside of white knoll high school. this was where he went to high school at just a couple of years ago. it's unclear if he ever even graduated, but a few of his exclassmates have been speaking out, and they paint a picture of a troubled young man. they describe him as being a loaner, somebody who experimented with drugs and was quick with rashist, or racially insensitive jokes, and other people said perhaps he had been -- maybe planning this shooting rampage that he is
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allegedly accused of doing for sometime now, but the fact remains, this is a small town and he wasn't very well-known here. he spent some time here in lexington. he also has some family in a neighboring town as well but he was not deeply engrained in the community here. he walked the streets and you really don't have a lot of people here that will jump up and say, yeah we knew him very well. he was very much a loaner somebody who apparently did not have a lot of friends. according to one relative when he was 19 years old he didn't have a job, and his parents were pushing him to get a job, so police are trying to piece all of this together and build a bigger profile of this young man, to try to get a sense of what would drive him to do this but clearly people here in lexington are trying to come to grips with how their town now is tied to this young man, that is accused of this terrible crime. >> gabriel thank you for that.
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now delegates from yemen's government in exile are leaving geneva after peace talks with the shia houthi rebels collapsed. the houthis seized the capitol in a coup in february and now control large parts of the country. president hadi and his cabinet had to leave for saudi arabia. fighting escalated in march when isil-linked group carried out a major attack. two suicide becoming targeted shia mosques in sana'a killing 137. then the saudi-lead coalition began air strikes. then on friday after three days of negotiations, the government announced it was leaving the talks without an agreement. -- yemen's foreign minister told al jazeera that the houthi
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representatives never even left their hotel. >> 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 opposition is at a stand still. >> we can go to geneva now where the u.n. envoy for yemen is speaking after those collapsed talks. >> translator: questions. start with [ inaudible ] and then go to [ inaudible ]. >> thank you. [ inaudible ]. sir, you just said that there is ground to declare a ceasefire with the withdrawal, could you be more precise about that? thank you. >> translator: thank you very much. what we have received during
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these discussions that we have had, as you know with the two parties on separate premise, i would say, and but shuffling, and not just because of the consultation but also because of our primary discussions is that we believe that if there is further consultation we can reach the possibility of a ceasefire and withdrawal. there is in principle no disagreement on this basic element -- element. we feel it requires some further consultation and we can achieve it pretty soon. i remain optimistic on this one. >> aukmed. [ speaking foreign ] >> translator: -- challenges
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which we have faced in order to reach the humanitarian truce, and did you agree about new issue during these negotiation? you know very well many akmed, that the wars -- some of the suffering and the atrocities which takes -- makes very difficult situation, but unfortunately this needs more time. it's not going to be achieved in one meeting. or try to gather all of these difficulties especially when there is bloodshed and dead people and also humanitarian suffering, especially concerning -- especially with the legitimate government which is [ inaudible ] which is in
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exile. we have saw some of the initiatives, which [ inaudible ] especially the ceasefire which accompanied by the withdrawal. if we continue with these discussions, we will reach our goals. regarding the second question, did we -- we have not fixed another meeting, but i would like to have further consultation with other parties, that is all going to be agreed by the yemeni parties. we are only a coordinator, only. >> translator: from al jazeera channel. mr. envoy, we are talking about a negotiation and discussions,
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and we -- and we have heard that we haven't got the names who we are discussing negotiating with. how have you decided the number and the formula, especially other parties, which is represented -- which is accompanying this delegate? >> translator: thank you. in reality, the call was very clear from the beginning, and we have spoken to all of the parties that we should have -- the number should be seven plus three. this is the -- the call from the [ inaudible ]. all the mechanisms which was on the ground we tried to surpass the numbers, and we tried to concentrate on the humanitarian
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issue, and also the ceasefire, and not the political parties -- they should disperse this issue. and i would like the government -- until we have an atmosphere, and we have not reached an agreement to sign a piece of paper. we have seen that during our negotiation, there was some optimism, which will help us in the future which we'll announce in the future. >> good afternoon [ inaudible ]. could you elaborate, you mentioned you hope in the next few days to make some headway on the humanitarian pause. given that so much preparatory work was done ahead of the geneva convention on this issue, what went wrong? >> thank you very much.
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as you know the secretary himself made it clear that he called for a 15-day humanitarian pause independent of any other requirement. what we know today, john and [ inaudible ] in yemen only two years ago, and i know when i left yemen, 7 million yemeni were in need of humanitarian assistance today 20 million need humanitarian assistance. today we have over 1 million internally and externally displaced people from yemen who have had to leave their houses because of the violence. we have so many issues access about [ inaudible ]. what i will maintain is my effort to convince all of the parties that we need to reach this pause, for us it's becoming a moral obligation and part of our obligation under humanitarian law and we would like to call on all parties that [ inaudible ] to have this pause
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as soon as possible but of course to have a pause that can be respected and cannot be subject to additional violation. this will be the object of my next consultation. >> thank you very much special envoy. please go ahead. >> i'm [ inaudible ] from press tv. i would just like to ask, right now we heard mr. [ inaudible ] in his own words say that the houthis did not allow for success in the talks, and you talked of a positive spirit. what is in your view preventing this ceasefire from being achieved? >> thank you. i think i have addressed this question earlier. as i said you know, we are coming from a very complex situation, in which we have already unfortunately seen many drama, including population dying, displaced population. so in this situation, as you can imagine, it's never very easy to get the position pretty close. but i believe that during these few days what we have seen and
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i have seen this during even my discussion with the gpc and the houthi, that there is a certain willingness from all of the parties to discuss issues around the ceasefire, and the withdrawal accompanied by withdrawal as part of the implementation of the [ inaudible ] 2016. so i believe it's a matter of time. it will require a little bit more consultation but i personally come out from these few days with a certain degree of optimism that we can achieve this in the coming days. >> thank you very much. [ inaudible ]. >> my name is [ inaudible ]. two quick questions. first, how do you see saudi arabia's role in these talks? the houthi delegation as openly said that it was saudi arabia that basically prevented a ceasefire agreement. and also on a personal note you will be walking out of this room, but the saudi bombing will continue.
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do you feel personally that you have let down the yemeni people? thank you. >> microphone, please. >> yes. as you know in the under -- as a u.n. envoy, i am guided by the security council resolution including the security council resolution 2216. and security council 2216 we had a number of points that were outlined on which we have, you know outlined a discussion and we were of course several times asked if we can achieve a ceasefire? can we make sure that all of the original actors will be able to play around that? and what our conviction was if the yemeni were able to define a discussion, if the government of yemen were able to accept a ceasefire that will be respected by the coalition which came upon
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the request of president hadi. unfortunately we were not able to achieve that agreement, but we are going to work on it in the coming days. >> thank you. >> translator: [ inaudible ] channel. have you reached any agreement about the yemeni crisis. and did you make any -- any -- have you conducted any talk or made contacts with those players in the region? first of all, considering the first question are there any technical points which have an agreed? first of all to be clear, there was no agreement, so we cannot go -- there was no such form of agreement. all of the parties amount
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to -- in a dead lock but from the discussions and negotiations, from points here and there that there was some discussion regarding some point and opening towards the united nations resolution 2216 regarding the withdrawal and ceasefire, and we have received some proposal by both parties, which we can build upon it in next few days in order to reach a final agreement. second question, our discussion and consultation, it was not only concentrating on one party -- there was a lot of people involved. our visit to iran contact with saudis, all of the key players in the region. in situation like this we should discuss and consult with all of the key players in the region and take their view but don't forget this is dialogue
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it should remain and stay with yemen, and -- but on daily base bases, especially i was in contact with all of the diplomats, and all of the dialogue and what we have reached, and also i have received so much support and help by the diplomatic section. >> we have been listening to the u.n. envoy to yemen, who has been speaking in geneva after the collapse of those talks to try to resolve the war in yemen. he says it is complex, but remains optimistic that an agreement can be reached. let's speak to our correspondent, hashem ahelbarra who has been at those talks in geneva. and the u.n. envoy hopeful that a ceasefire can be achieved soon. given what you know about what
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happened at those talks and the fact that the houthis didn't even join the table, do you share that optimism? >> reporter: well shiulie, there has been a huge trust deficit between the warring factions in yemen, particularly between the government in exile, and on the one hand the houthis and the former president on the other. it was extremely difficult for the international community and the united nations to bring them together and tell them you have to set your differences aside, and just focus on the need to implement a ceasefire. for the government a ceasefire means the houthis have to pull out from areas they control, and stop shelling civilian areas. the houthis say we have a different narrative. a ceasefire means that the saudis have to stop pounding areas across the country. it was extremely difficult for the u.n. to reconcile these
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differences. our understanding is that this is something which is going to be taken over by key regional players and the international community, particularly, the americans, iranians saudis and europeans to convince houthis to pave the way to a peace process. >> in the meantime all of the delegates have left geneva and no date has been set for further talks, so where are we now? >> back to square one. i think now the biggest task facing the united nations envoy is to try to convince all of the factions that they have to have some sort of agreement about a ceasefire, and then start also political talks about the need to have all of the actions on board, form a national unity government and then draft a new
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constitution that is going to be definitely a long way away. the houthis are very entrenched and so are forces loyal to former president saleh, because they control huge areas now in yemen. any government in exile is frustrated. they know they have been pushed out of the country, that's why they are sticking to their point, which is basically, whatever deal we have in the future the first and foremost is to recognize hadi as the legitimate leader. the houthis say hadi has lost legitimacy. coming up on the program the illegal ivory trade in the united states. openly sold with a few keyboard clicks away. and after one of his worst-ever rounds, tiger woods will tee off again at the u.s. open in a few minute's time.
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we'll have the latest later in sport. ♪ now the second time this week the european central bank has raised the amount of money greek banks can get access to. they fear the greek government is about to default on repaying its massive debt to international lenders. paul brennan has more. >> reporter: the run on greek banks has accelerated to a some peed in recent days. more than a billion dollars was withdrawn on thursday alone. the total outflow since last weekend is more than $3.3 billion. if withdrawals continue faster than the lick witty assistance that has been granted, it could force at thens to impose capital controls, a cap on withdrawals as cyprus did in 2013. >> capital control is very
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possible. there are huge outflows from greek banks. it's very possible this thing will happen. of course if it happens, the next step is chaos and catastrophe. >> translator: it will be a tough for a period of time. that's for sure. we are entering into a new era. it is completely unknown. >> reporter: the athens 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 and potentially be forced out of the single currency. but athens says the tax hikes and pension cuts would only make problems worse. the greek prime minister is on day two of a visit to russia addressing an international economic forum. the meeting has seen greece and russia sign a gas pipeline deal. mr. tsipras will have a
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bilateral meeting with vladimir putin to discuss further russian financial assistance. >> translator: we'd also like to use our position as a springboard. russia is one of the most important partners for us. >> reporter: closer ties between athens and moscow will be closely watched by greece's europe yab partners and the greek crisis is top of the agenda at the ongoing meeting of european finance ministers. >> we hope for the best but we must be prepared for the worst, and in the united kingdom, we have taken measures to increase our economic security and clearly we must now go on and complete that plan. >> reporter: but the finance ministers are expected to make scant progress. right now it's brinkmanship rather than compromise which is dominating proceedings. now israel has allowed tens
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of thousands of palestinians from the occupied territories into jerusalem to say friday prayers for ramadan. israel says it is a goodwill gesture to allow older palestinian men to visit without permits. >> translator: 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 at the mosque. praying there is a privilege for muslims on the first friday of ramadan. the only reason he was able to get a permit is because israel is issuing them to gazans who are older than 60 years. >> i am so happy that i'm finally going back after long period. israel easing restrictions is good, but we need more easing for all gazans not just the
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elderly. >> reporter: palestinians from the occupied west up bank will also be allowed to pray on fridays without a permit except for men under 40, who still have to apply to get one. women face no age restrictions. tens of thousands of palestinians have already applied for permits. >> translator: the least of our rights as palestinians is to be able to move without a permit. i have spent the last four days issuing permits, and it has been humiliating. we're entitled to the right to movement every day without being blocked by anyone. >> reporter: israel says it's the goodwill gesture towards palestinians during ramadan. israel's easing of movement restrictions coming at a time of heightened tensions with palestinians and the abscess of peace talks. while happy to be able to travel to jerusalem, most palestinians don't believe their right to worship should be restricted in
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the first place. the freedom of movement of palestinians is a right guaranteed by international law, but a right continuously limited by israel. >> for them to occasionally anow more or less people the whole system is unacceptable and must be abolished by international law. >> reporter: while the measures temporarily ease restrictions. israeli continuing occupation is an issue which isn't being resolved. tunisia says it will close its console late in libya, following the kidnapping of ten of their staff. seven were freed on friday and the other three were release addai earlier. the foreign minister says they are all back home. this comes after a court granted the extradition of a member of
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the libya dawn militia. more to come here on the program, including -- >> i'm in the district in nepal where many children traumatized by the earthquake are still refusing to go back to school. and sri lanka put pakistan under serious pressure. we'll have all of the details in sport. ♪
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>> brittany menard's decision to take her own life last year. sparked a national debate. >> brittany didn't wan't to die the brain tumor was killing her, she simply took control over how that process would go. >> now see what her husband is doing to keep his promise to change "right to die" laws nationwide. america tonight ♪ welcome back. let's remind you of the top stories on al jazeera, in the united states the alleged gunmen in the charleston church shooting has been charged with nine murders. the governor is calling for dylann roof to be given the death penalty. israel has allows tens of thousands of palestinians into jerusalem for friday prayers for ramadan. and talks to try to end the war in yemen have collapsed in geneva.
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the foreign minister of yemen's government says houthi representatives never left their hotel. adam specializes in yemen and joins me now from geneva. good to have you with us adam. the u.n. envoy was speaking a short time ago, he says he remains optimistic that there will be a ceasefire and another round of talks. what do you think? >> i think it remains to be seen at this point. it makes a lot of sense that the u.n. envoy is trying to salvage this process, but at the end of the day, we really haven't seen anything coming out of this. we have seen both delegations come to geneva. they never met face-to-face. there has been no sort of agreement, and until now the differences between both delegations are just too wide so i think while the u.n. envoy may say he is optimistic i think if you are looking around
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it's difficult to see reason for optimism. >> yeah, the houthis didn't even come out of the hotel room. to direct talks never took place. it's hard to see where things would go from here given that was the case in >> the u.n. envoy did have a number of meetings in their hotel, and there were some houthi and saleh, delegates that did visit the u.n. that being said i think for a variety of reasons, including poor planning things never reached a certain point. i think really we're dealing with a process that looks deeply troubled, and while there is wide-spread expectation there will be another step in these talks, geneva two or perhaps talks somewhere else at this point we have no date set, and really as far as we know yemen's conflict appears set to smolder on if not intensify.
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>> what should key player now do, like the u.s.? >> i think we have seen regional player players, like russia and the united states put a large amount of pressure on both sides. until now that hasn't lead to fruit, but at the end of the day, if there is some solution coming on the yemen crisis in days or weeks, it will be coming from riyadh or the region it's hard to see it coming from this geneva process at least at the moment. >> adam thank you very much for speaking with us. in mali rebels have been fighting for autonomy in the country's north. they are due to sign a peace deal on saturday. they are traditional no mads who have been fighting with the
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government for more autonomy and less discrimination. they are fighting for more territorial control over an area in northern mali. mohamed vall reports about an armed rebellion on the ground that continues despite calls for peace. >> reporter: a camp in the wilderness quiet moments like this are rare and brief in the life of the rebels. the leaders have just agreed on a new deal with the government which is supposed to end the conflict, but as the politicians prepare to sign peace, these fighters get ready for war. >> translator: whoever talks about ending the war is talking nonsense. as long as we are denied territorial separation, there will be no end to the war. >> reporter: they are in control
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of one large town and other areas. recently they made new territorial gains pushing the army further south, the majority of them strongly rejected the peace tremendousty, and issued this statement. >> let our political leaders sign whatever agreements they want to sign but for us here on the ground these fighters tell me this is not the end of the war, and not the end of the strike. the rebels announced an independent state in 2012, but under the present agreement, they get only a type of decentralized local administration. perhaps the biggest sticking point of any deal is the disarming of the fighters which is strongly rejected here. >> translator: as long as there is no separation there will be no disarmament. we paid with the weapons with our own blood. >> translator: we handed over our weapons in 1993 and 1994, and they destroyed the weapons
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and two years later they began to kill our people. we're not going to return to that situation. >> reporter: those statements provoke cynicism regarding the prospects of real and final peace in northern mali some even go as far as to predict a new and major war across the north. mohamed vall al jazeera. 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. >> 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. >> obviously one night, won't
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change the world for people but i think the symbolism is the right symbolism, and all of these guys who are here hopefully they will be able to put much more than money and time. >> reporter: despite that sentiment he is preparing to make 4,000 worker redundant. this worker is one of them. he tells us about the hardships of life. >> if you can't buy cooking oil, the electricity is off, and it's too risking if you check also the water and sanitation, all over it's stinking. >> reporter: 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 $10,000 to charity. the leader of the communication
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worker's union doesn't agree with the sleepout and says more needs to be done to create employment and create special welfare. >> they go out and sleep somewhere just demonstrating. we have seen this a couple of years back one minister [ inaudible ]. poor people are facing these challenges on a daily basis. >> reporter: uncertainty is part of these people's daily life. the illegal trade and sale of ivory is pushing elephant populations closer to extinction. elephant population has fallen around 60%. the united states and china is driving the demand for ivory. rob reynolds reports.
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>> reporter: in parts of africa elephants are being wiped out. despite an international ban on ivory trading and efforts by african countries, to stop poaching, the slaughter is accelerating. >> we have good statistics that show between 2010 and 2012 alone probably as much as a hundred thousand elephants were killed for their ivory, if those sort of rates continue we're looking at regional extinctions within decades. >> reporter: the demand comes from abroad. china and the united states are the two biggest markets for smuggled elephant ivory. this is the china town section of san francisco. we found many ivory objects for sale in chinatown's shops. while the u.s. bans importation and sale of new ivory tusks or
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carved objects, there's a big loophole in the law, antique ivory is legal, but it's nearly impossible to tell what is antique and what is not. sellers often treat ivory with chemicals to make it look old. >> how old is this one? >> over 85. >> reporter: but there is plenty of ivory available just a few keyboard clicks away on the internet. in march the international fund for animal welfare conducted a small survey of 28 cities and towns on the popular online trieding site craigslist. they found over 500 items for sales. >> those items were being advertised for nearly $1.5 million. >> reporter: and that's just a fraction of what is out there. >> there are many many s. there is ebay craigslist, but
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other smaller sites. >> reporter: now california lawmakers are pushing a new law that would ban all sales of ivory, no matter how old beginning next year in america's most populous state. animal rights activists say the california law is an important step setting an example for other states and other countries, and just possibly helping to stop the elephants march to oblivion. in canada the families of hundreds of aboriginal girls who have been murdered or disappeared over the past 30 years are demanding a government inquiry. the government insists they are isolated crimes. >> reporter: when this girl was found in the red river canadians awoke to an epidemic of missing and murdered aboriginal girls.
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>> it had to take her to die to make a difference. it was like she opened the doors for all of the women out there. >> reporter: the canadian government says nearly 1200 aboriginal women and girls have been murdered or gone missing from 1980 to 2012 but the prime minister has rebuffed calls for a national inquiry. >> we should not view this as social logical phenomenon we should view it as crime. >> reporter: leaders insist it is a phenomenon. >> indigenous peoples as a whole, don't have equitable access to education, justice, reproductive health food water, housing. it is also of those issues that create this sphere of violence against indigenous women and girls. >> reporter: this is where police found the body of tina
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wrapped in plastic. the horrific details of her case finally captured a nation's at tenning. 12 years earlier the body of another aboriginal girl was found in this same spot. felicia is one of four relatives who have gone missing or been murdered. >> they weren't someone who was disposable to just be thrown in a river like -- like they are garbage. it was prime minister harper's daughter, i think things would be different. >> reporter: so with the government treating the missing and murdered women each as an isolated crime, aboriginal people have taken upon it themselves dragging the red river for bodice as police watch from a distance. the bear clan is patrolling the
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streets. they say the police and government show an indifference that would never be tolerated in other communities. >> we want the same treatment from the police force as every other community gets. we know want people to know driving through our commune three looking for sex is not going to be accepted. >> reporter: as the calls to treat the murdered and missing as a systemic danger that disproportionately grow louder the list of those who mourn the missing grows longer. more than 40 men have died after drinking homemade alcohol in india. several others are critically ill in mumbai. police have arrested three men, one suspected of illegally brewing the alcohol. there is a ready market as low-paid workers can't afford to buy licensed liquor. some schools have been forced to close soon after
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reopening in nepal. many buildings are still considered too unsafe after the earthquake that struck eight weeks ago. 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 doesn't 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
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children in this district alone. more than 90% of the schools were destroyed. unicef says one million children may miss class all across nepal. this 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. this school was forced to close down after rains destroyed the tarp roofs of these temporary classrooms. 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 realize that fear is deeply rooted in the psyche. they are really scared. it's not just the children, even adults are deeply traumatized.
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>> reporter: the government plans to reopen classrooms before the monsoons make the task impossible. >> translator: we need as much manpower as possible. many students do not have textbooks. that's our next challenge. collection of data on migration of students post earthquake is another priority. >> 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. let's get all of the sport now. >> thank you very much shiulie. day 2 of the u.s. open as begun in washington. the first round leaders don't tee off until later on friday. they finished on thursday with 5 under par, of 65, both players were a force last year and have yet to win mayor.
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tiger woods is back on the course a day after carding his worse worst round in a major. he headed into friday with a 10 over par, 80. 14-time major champion currently dialed in at 195th in the world rankings. ben martin is the only one of thursday's top six players to already be out. in the last few minutes jordan moved up to joint force by getting a birdie on his first hole. over to the kulpa america in chile now. there was a rather nasty incident seeing red, with a one-man advantage, peru got the winner in the second half to
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give them a 1-0 win. the result means both teams along with brazil and columbia are level on 3 points. on friday host chile face bolivia. the two countries have plenty of problems off of the pitch. bolivia lost access to the sea, via chile over 130 years ago in the war of the pacific. daniel reports from the chilean capitol on how political disputes have shaped the rivalry between both countries. believia has been trying to regain access to the coastline 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 4 points each in the opening games going into the clash at the national stadium. >> translator: definitely. to beat chile would be a great achievement for us not just in
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football terms, but symbolically too. >> reporter: the two countries signed the 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 deliverian children sing their country's hymn to the sea. and the deliverian navy restricted to sailing the waters of lake titikaka. chile tolds all of the negotiating cards. >> translator: when believe -- deliveria says want they their coast back they know chile can never give them the territory that was theres since that would cut chile in two. >> chile has long been the region's economic success story things in large part to its copper. bolivia claims that copper comes
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from land that is rightfully theirs. chile has enough of its own social and political problems. they are happy for now to deal with their differences on the football pitch. those countries are meanwhile waiting for the international court of justice in the hague to rule, but the ruling whichever way it goes is unlikely to resolve the 136-year-long dispute. >> translator: at the moment, relations are not at their best but 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 chile and bolivia, who believe the 19 minutes of play may symbolically at least event something more than just a game of football. in the other game in group
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a, mexico take on ecuador. the mexicans could book a place in the next round of victory. qualification would be a real achievement as the coach has saved some of his top players for next month's gold cup. and here is how group a stands. mexico's secure of a victory, but a withdrawal means they would have to finish as one of the best two. the national football league could ban helmets in the future. that's according to the chairman of the nfl's health and safety advisory commission. he says it is not around the corner, but he does see a time without helmets. while some experts believe that the headgear gives players a false sense of security.
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the nfl recently reached a $1 billion legal settlement with ex-players suffering with head trauma. cricket now, pakistan are in trouble at the end of day three of the first test against sri lanka. sri lanka managed to reach 300 in the first innings. the top scorer for him, hitting 125. in response to pakistan's struggle they removed both openers, as they collapsed 118 and trailed by 182 runs. and there's more sport on our website. for all of the latest check out we have got blogs and videos from our correspondent around the world. and that's it for me shiulie. >> thanks very much indeed for that. and that's it for this news hour. i'll be handing it over to my colleagues in london but for now from all of the team here in doha good-bye for now. thanks for watching. ♪
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