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>> 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 he >> you hurt me, you hurt a lot of people. >> hearing from the families of his victims a shooter of nine people at a south carolina church shows little emotion. you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. emergency funding for greece's banks.
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citizens pull billions out of their accounts. and we meet artists facing freedom after years of military censorship in myanmar. department of justice is investigating the shooting of nine people as a possible hate crime. meanwhile, dylann roof appears in the court. andy gallagher reports. >> what is now being investigateas a hate crime. >> we have victims, nine of them. >> but even as the relatives of those who were killed addressed
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him directly, dylann showed notice emotion. >> you hurt me. you hurt a lot of people. but god you forgive you and i forgive you. >> it's a testament to this community that those who spoke in court offered forgiveness despite the pain of losing those closest to them. investigating whether this is an act of domestic terror, saying that this was designed inflict terror on this community. if this is what was meant it hasn't worked. mother emanuel as it is known pulled people together. >> with some crazy idea he would be able to subdivide and all he
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did was make us more united and love each other even more. >> the case against dylann roof is now complex. he faces oa a raft of charges including the death of 9 people. >> we will absolutely want him to face the death penalty. we will fight this as hard as we can. >> not to let the actions of one man come between them. andy gallagher, al jazeera charleston, south carolina. >> patty culhane reports from washington d.c. >> for the second time in two days u.s. president barack obama made an impassioned plea for the country to make a ochange when it comes to gun control. he said if congress had passed
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expanding background checks after shooting in newtown connecticut where 20 elementary schoolchildren were killed in their classrooms, some could be saved, not all but some. he's urging the american people to get involved. >> we have to have a conversation and fix this and ultimately congress acts when the public insists on action. and we've seen how public opinion can change. we've seen it change on gay marriage. we've seen it beginning to change on climate change. we've got to shift how we think on this issue. >> the president's focusing on public opinion because if you look at polls the country's pretty evenly split those who favor gun rights and those who
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favor gun regulation. >> peace talks collapseed in geneva, saudi arabia has played a big role in preventing the talks from succeeding. >> translator: i would like to add the influence of saudi arabia was obvious. comprehensive political settlement was around the corner, the role of saudi influence and blocking the dialogue was clear. they waged their malicious attacks on the yemeni people which brought the talks to a halt. >> well delegates of yemen's exiled government have now returned to yemen. as the war continues on the ground the u.n. now appealing for $1.6 billion to help millions of yemenis avoid a
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humanitarian disaster. victoria gatenby reports. >> forces loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh in the southern city of ta'izz. before the fighting started yemen was already one of the world's most impoverished countries. now u.n. is warning that all services are collapsing. >> this is supposed to be the holy month of ramadan. look at us. >> my god i tell you it is horror. >> reporter: the u.n. has appealed for $1.6 billion to help the 21 million people who need aid. >> on the evidence of our own eyes i'm deliberately raising the arm about the looming
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humanitarian catastrophe facing yemen, 21 million yemenis 80% of the country's population are in need of some form of need to protect their fundamental rights. >> reporter: the situation in yemen is dire with supplies running low and fears of an outbreak of deg gay gen gay fever. people have no longer access to fresh water or sanitation. >> the whole country is suffering. >> translator: we can't sleep day or night. why is this happening? everything is expensive. we can't afford to buy food. >> millions of yemenis had pinned their hopes on a ceasefire agreement in geneva. they want the war to end and no. it does their situation will continue to deteriorate.
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victoria gatenby, al jazeera. greeks rush to pull money from their accounts. funding believed to be worth up to $3.4 billion as john siropolous reports. >> reporter: the run on greek banks has accelerated in the last days. cash machines drained greeks waiting for them to be refilled. two days after granting $1.2 billion, the money lenders granted another $2.3 billion. it is a culmination of a six month long vote of no confidence by investors and consumers in the tactics of brinksmanship
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about since sir da sierra da sierra syriza was elected. as greece's finance minister was trying to secure more money from his credit ministers, his president was signing a pipeline deal in soviet union. >> sticking to policies of austerity and sticking to social co-cohesion this unfortunately is impossible. >> greece may become the first euro zone men to go broke. a european leaders meeting on
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monday is now seen as the very last chance to come to a deal. >> translator: we do not have a guarantee for that. if the greeks are seriously ready, committed to getting their budget in order and to make steps towards it then it is possible. >> we hope for the best but we now must be prepared for the worst. >> reporter: the pressure on greece's cash machines mirrors the pressure on their finance ministers. john siropolous, al jazeera athens. >> autonomy the rebels have spent decades fight being for. mohammed val reports their people accepting it hasn't been easy. >> they've repeatedly said their goal is an independent state. now they try to convince their people much less than that.
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arab and tuareg movements have a tough task on their hands. >> translator: we think this is the most we can get in the current context and the europeans ready to accept our demands. this is what we will settle for now. >> reporter: the deal waiving their claim of independence in favor of limited self rule. the new treaty will allow only the right to form local institutions in the north. a role in the region's security for armed movements. more economic and social development in the area. the rebels have demanded mali's government spends 40% of its budget npt north. in the north. current agreement signed in 1992 and 2006.
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most we talked to in this meeting are dissatisfied. >> it is clear that we have been forced to sign this agreement but i don't see a single point in it that serves our interest. it is not good for the people. it's not good for our leaders also. >> the current negotiations have been watched closely in this refugee camp in owrn southern mauritania. many stayed away in protests. others expressing their rejection. >> this document does not respond to our demands. if they want the final solution they should separate us from mali. let us stay here in our drought stricken azawan. >> an entire generation has not seen their home in northern mali. how they see the agreement they
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don't be expect to return there any time sooun. meetsoon. >> meet one of afghanistan's king of the north. back in a moment.
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>> the top stories on al jazeera. the u.s. justice department says it's investigating the shooting of nine people in charleston
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south carolina, as a possible hate crime. dylann roof the accused shooter appeared via video link. the yemen peace talks broke up without an agreement or a truce. greek bank depositors have taken out $4.2 billion in just a week as greece tries an agreement with its creditors. a picture is now emerging emerging of dylann roof. gabriel elizondo has more from lexington. the town where roof spent much of his youth. >> after what many call the worst hate crime ever in south
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carolina, who is dylann roof, the 21-year-old accused killer. he attended white high school, he didn't graduate. roof's former classmates described him as a loner that would sometime tell racist jokes. his friend had mixed emotions. >> i'm speechless, i don't really know. it hit me know. seeing a best friend you have known for years that do somg like this, he wanted segregation, white with white black with black. he didn't believe what the blacks were doing to the white race. >> 80% of the 20,000 residentser
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white. roof didn't have a job. residents are here in shock. >> i can't imagine how that could have happened. >> others think he is mentally ill. >> i think he was mentally im, that's my opinion so. he's an untreated mental health patient as far as i'm concerned. >> his facebook page had a photo of him wearing a jacket that bore symbols of the white racist regimes of rowe rode eastbound rhodesia. something investigators are looking at closely. in the meantime, people in a town he frequented trying odistance themselves from a young man they barely knew,
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bringing unwanted attention to their community. gabriel be elizondo, al jazeera lexington, south carolina. julian assange is sheltering at an exdorian ecuadorrian embassy. being nicole johnston reporting. >> this is mohammed nora, noor some people call him the king of the north. walking through his photo gallery you can see why.
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he started out with the mujahideen. when the taliban was defeated, he trimmed his beard and became a politician. people travel from all over afghanistan to meet him. these tribal elders and business businessmen hope he, rather than the government if kabul will solve their problems. >> if you are content to go to the central government and take the time, it's going to be more than weeks or months to wait, to stay the time. with the president, with the other officers in kabul. >> reporter: right now big issue in afghanistan's north is security. being destabilized to create a route for weapons and fighters for groups like the taliban and the international movement of
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uzbekistan. >> translator: a new geography of war has been created new tactics. it's an obvious change, it's a very dangerous war. threats in these new movements that are aimed at central asia and south china. >> reporter: the governor has taken the security of val province into his own hands. to clear out the taliban. this has fortified the most important capital in the north. to a certain extent. in may taliban fighters dressed in police uniform stormed the attorney general's office in mazara sharif. it happened 18 meters from the governor's office. >> yes, we are worried. we started sending forces to
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clear the taliban. >> reporter: the war with the taliban has crossed the border and many people here have begun to worry there could be dark days ahead. nicole johnston, al jazeera nagalla sharif. >> to escape war and per accusation that was by the end of lats year and that means every single minute at least eight people are forcibly displaced. it's world refugee day and the u.n. says there are 19.5 million refugees worldwide. 1.8 million people are seeking asylum and there's been a big rise in people forced from their homes. syria 7.6 million internally displaced people and 3.8 million refugees.
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one of the persons responsible for migrant and refugee issues, talked to rosalyn jordan. symon henshaw at the u.s. state department. here is what he said. >> what comes to me is the horror that people would take such a dangerous journey and driving them to do such dangerous things and risk their lives at sea. i think it's illustrative of how bad the situation is that people are running from. traffickers are usually operating in areas where there is very lil legal authority and they take advantage of people and run their trafficking networks. civil war is the basis for many
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of the crisises in the crises around the world. if you want to see the crisis end, if you want to see people go home then politicians and diplomats have to find the way to end these crises. more than half a billion that we have created have gone inside syria. we've worked through united nations and nongovernmental organization he to bring about the aid to the country. but it's very very difficult. syrian government makes it very difficult for organizations to bring aid throughout the country and then it's the rise of i.s.i.l. which is just a horrific organization, terrorist
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organization which makes it very difficult to work in those areas. actually attacks humanitarians make humanitarians work very difficult. we believe a whole generation of syrians won't be able to go to school providing psychosocial support to these children. no country makes keeping borders open for refugees to end war to donate to support refugee causes so i think on a positive note i should say that americans should be very proud of the efforts their country is carrying out. >> world refugee day in brazil.
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children from syria and other nation sang songs to note plight of some. international mass deportation of haitians from the dominican republic. the dominican government says it is targeting illegal migration from haiti. but the haitians say it is.stay and work legally. south korea says no new cases of mers has been reported for first time in 16 days. healthy officials say this means the infection rate of the middle
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east respiratory syndrome virus has slowed down. now the 11 hospital he that are being closely monitored the virus killed 26 people and infected 126 so far. the art scene is making a come back in myanmar. artists are finding new found freedoms and one of them is making sure the people do not forget the military years of the junta. >> today he's with an old friend one of the leaders of the student uprising in myanmar in 1988. he spent more than 17 years in prison for his political activity. >> through sacrificing we can thought achieve anything i don't think. that's why the rule of the political prisoners should
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recognize, as a whole community. >> reporter: there's no bitterness when he recounts his detention. just acceptance and humor. >> sometimes prison authorities become friends sometimes foe. >> making molds of hands of former inmates and record being their stories. >> right now we're in transition. that's why i wanted to create a kind conceptual piece of work, as part of the history. it's like that. and then also other things is important. to increase. >> to date he's made nearly 500
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models. he started in 2013, not long after the government moved away from semi-military to a civilian one. fears are going away, the line between art and politics blirg. they are intoms of resistance to former military government. but recent events have also caused some to wonder whether the government is back sliding on promiseed reform. in february, police violently arrested a demonstration. joking of course, there's a worry he could be right and that his cast of hundreds may grow. florence louie, al jazeera,ian yanan
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gon. >> if you think flying is stressful, sunday will be observed as the first ever international yoga day. more on that story and the day's other top stories on our website, as they try to reform the ranks and weed out bad cops. plus under the gun. police officers put to the test with split second decisions on the use of deadly force. there's a new mandate for the nation's police departments. evolve. now. tonight i will bring you police chiefs from across the country and take you inside some of the most intense police training you will ever see. the changes being demanded


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