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to pull billions out of their accounts. >> meet a pan known as afghanistan's king of the north. >> the u.s. justice department says it's investigating the shooting of nine people in a charleston church as a hate crime as well as a crime of terrorism. dylann roof heard from victims' families andy gallagher reports from charleston. >> dylann roof is held as the shooter of the charleston
emanuel ame church. >> i forgive you you hurt me, you hurt a lot of people. but god forgive you and i forgive you. >> the family members offered similar deeply emotionally staples before dylann roof was led away. those in court offered forgiveness despite losing those closest to them. the justice department says what happened here was disienld to was designed to f flict terror on this community. >> thereinflict terror. >> all he did was make us more
united and love each other even more. >> the case against dylann roof is more complex. he faces a raft of charges including the murders of nine innocent people and for that he may face the death penalty. >> we absolutely want him to face the death penalty. we will fight hard for that. >> charleston appears to be in shock but not enough to make the actions of one man come between them. andy gallagher, al jazeera charleston, south carolina. for the second time in two days president barack obama made an impassioned plea. be the president says 11,000 people were killed in 2013 due to gun violence.
after the shooting in newtown connecticut in which 20 first grade students were killed, some of those children could be saved, some not all and he's urging the american public to become involved. >> we'll have to have a conversation and fix this. congress acts when the public insists often action. insists on action. and we have seen how public opinion can change, we see public opinion changes over gay marriage and see it begin to change over climate change. we have to get behind this issue glch split betweenissue. >> split between those who favor gun rights and those who favor gun control.
>> rosalind jordan looks at this subject and looks whether u.s. foreign aid helps or hurts. >> the united states says 2014 was a very violent year. thanks to what it calls increased acts of terrorism. >> the number of terrorist attacks in 2014 increased 35%. and total fatalities increased 81% compared to 2013, largely due to activity in afghanistan and nigeria. >> i.s.i.l.'s takeover of iraq and northern syria in 2014 created response, obama administration created a multinational affairs which blew up i.s.i.l. buildings and killed
i.s.i.l. fighters. in nigeria, boko haram continued its attacks on the government and civilians most notably kidnapping some 300 schoolgirl school school girls from the town of chibok. much more difficult problem of lone wolves. people inspired by these groups who then attack civilians. the shootings in ottawa and quebec and a hostage crisis in sydney are three of the more serious incidents this year. one analyst says it's really a balancing act. >> i they think that we are articulating this idea that
americans need to be engaged but understand that we don't hold the key to the solution. that it's others that hold the keys to the solution and we need to be engaged and help empower them. that has not been so fully understood. >> the model they put together to fight i.s.i.l. is a good model for confronting enemy groups but it's going to take a lot of time to neutralize these threats and they admit some threats can't be eliminated for good. rosalyn jordan, al jazeera. >> neither side was able to advance into the region that was once syria's commercial hub. u.n. is appealing for $1.6 billion to help prevent yemenis
from suffering a humanitarian traj. there are fears of an outbreak of dengue fever. negotiations in geneva collapsed on friday without an agreement or a truce. >> reporter: the differences between the warring factions were too big to overcome. .the houthis were determined that air strikes led by saudi arabia had to stop before peace talks could move forward. but yemen's government said the houthis had to pull out of cities they control and stop shelling civilians before a deal could be done and the u.n. wasn't able to help reconcile
that differences. >> translator: unfortunately from the start we had nothing solid to hold on onto. there is no way that the houthi parties will get involved in discussion with a government which is not elected or legitimate. >> both blame the other for not making concessions. >> we are still optimistic that we will go into a peaceful solution for yemen. under the umbrella of the ununited nations. but unfortunately the houthi delegation did not allow us really to reach -- to real progress as we expected. glenn. >> reporter: bun the u.n. envoy says the door is still open for new dialogue. >> we believe if there is a
further consultation we could reach ceasefire accompanied by withdrawal. there is no agreement on this situation. >> it's now left to the international community for ceasefire and stop the suffering of yemen's people. paul trazergian, al jazeera. >> officers tried odisperse protesters after friday prayers against the death sentence given to the deposed president mohammed morsi. the verdict was upheld by the egyptian court on thursday. greeks rush to withdraw money from their accounts. the funding believed to be worth
up to 3.4 billion as john siropolous reports. >> reporter: the run on greek banks has accelerated to a contaminate pedestrian in are a stampede in recent days. $2.two billion days after granting $1.2 billion. the athens stock market plunged by more than 6%. a culmination of six month long no confident vote. since sierra syriza was elected.
prime minister was signing a pipeline deal in russia. he appears not to willing to compromise. >> the european union union should find i its its way back to its origination. this unfortunately is impossible. >> athens must make a $1.8 billion payment to the international monetary fund by the end of the month or go broke. the meeting on monday is a seen as a very last chance to come to an agreement. >> the groaks need to greeks need
to be totally ready to make changes. >> they continue to reject demands to cut government spending further. john siropolous, al jazeera athens. >> still to come on the program it's due to be signed. but touareg agreement seems to be shaky. waterloo 200 years after the defeat of french emperor napoleon.
u.s.tice department says it's treating the shooting of nine black people in a charleston south carolina shump aschurchas a hate crime. dylann roof heard victims' families forgive him. parties in geneva broke up, with neither the saudis nor be houthis agreeing to meet in the same room. greece tries to clinch a last minute zeal to pay its massive debt. touareg rebels are expected to sign a peace deal in mali.
the agreement fails ogive automatic thatunanimity. all. to give autonomy. >> we feel this is the best we can get and the readiness to accept our demands. i think this is available to us now. >> reporter: announced what they call the independent republic of azawads there months ago. several years ago in burkina fasso, the new treaty will form
the right to form local groups in the north role for armed movement, more economic and social development in the area. the local rebels demands that the mali government spends half its budget in the north. most we talked to in this meeting are dirs satisfied. >> translator: it's clear that we've been forced to sign this agreement but i don't see a single point in it that serves our interest. not good for our people or our leaders either. >> watched closely in this refugee camp in southern mauritania. however of its estimated 50,000 many stayed away in protest. others expressing their rejection. >> translator: this document does not respond tower demands.
if they want the final solution they should separate us from mali. >> first refugees arrived here a quarter of a century ago. an entire generation has not seen their home land in mali. they are not expecting to return there any time soon. mohammed vall, mauritania. destabilized to create a new route for weapons and fighters who want to attack central asia. nicole reasonnen johnston reports from mazari al sharif. >> some people call him the king of the north. walking through his photo gallery you can see why. he started out fighting with the mujahideen against the soviet occupation 35 years ago.
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 businessmen are hoafer hopeful this governor rather than the government in kabul will solve their problems. >> if you go to the central government and take the time it's going to be more than weeks or months to take the time with the president and with the other senior officers in kabul. >> reporter: right now the big issue in afghanistan's north the security. attar mohammed nor believes there groups like the taliban and the international movement of uzbekistan to attack central asia and south china. >> a new geography of war has
been created. new tactics. obviously change. dangerous war. threats especially in these new movements that are aimed at central asia and sangong and south china. >> the governor has taken the security of south are val province this his hands. this has fortified the most important capital in the north nagari sharif to a certain extent. in may taliban fighters dressed in police uniform stormed office in nagari sharif. it happened and i meters from the governor's office. >> yes we are worried. that's why i put on a military uniform and went to the front line. >> reporter: the war with the taliban has crossed the border and many people here have begun
to worry there could be dark days ahead. nick cole johnston al jazeera nazara sharif. >> doctors in south korea say no new mers cases have been being recorded in 16recorded in 16 days. it's world refugee day and the united nations estimates we are entering a dangerous new era. almost 60 million people were forced to leave everything behind to avoid persecution and that means every single minute 8 people are forcibly displaced. another 38.2 million people are displaced within their own country, 1.8 million people are
seeking asylum and there's been a big rise in people forced from their homes. syria 7 many 6 million internally displaced people and 3.8 million refugees. >> one of asia's richest countries, malaysia has welcomed thousands of refugees over the years. as sahilil rahman reports. >> arrived here over a year ago from damascus. the professor taught english literature. before the war began and family and friends were killed. >> i saw the last day of judgment in damascus before i left syria. i saw people, the faces of people, i saw the death. i saw that.
yes. >> abdul has many health issues but he's feeling well his love of teaching normally brings him here. the teachers and the children are all refugees. the adult volunteers teach 130 students from age 6 to 17. more children would like to come but there's no room and a long waiting list. while malaysia is a signatory to the pact, this is one of the many issues that those helping refugees would like the government to focus on. >> u.n. hcr is in charge of doing the refugee status determination process and once that process is finished, they will provide some services, support to refugees.
>> reporter: al jazeera approached the malasian authorities and the u.n. hcr to comment on the status of syrian refugees. they declined our request for interview. 90% of refugees come from myanmar and less than 1% from syria. legal or not refugees cannot work in this country. they find it difficult to are make a living for their families. for abdul ghani returning home never enters his mind. >> what do you expect, i feel so bad. i can't put it in words how things turned out in that country. in damascus. >> sahil rahman, al jazeera kuala lumpur.
>> marking world refugee date held up posters, of the record number of refugees worldwide. mass deportation of haitians from the dominican republic. the countries share one island in the caribbean. human rights groups say the law is prejudice against haitians. hundreds of thousands of people are facing deportation. thousands of migrants have registered with the dominican republic's government hoping they can stay and work legally. >> translator: all processes have their problems but this process has moved forward. each person is clearly identified with the dominican republic. many have received provision am
status to continue to meet immigration requirements. the essential thing is they are connected with the state trying to comply with the law. >> more than a ton of confiscated ivory has been crushed in new york's times square. about 35,000 elephants are killed every year for their ivory. thousands of enthusiasts have gathered in belgium to recreate the battle of waterloo. for its 200th anniversary. barnaby phillips reports. >> the napoleon is inspecting his army. the future of france and all of europe depends on what happens next. but the great man said the army marches on its stomach.
his military seem more interested in their stomach than the upcoming battle. >> waterloo was the end of a dream. the dream of a great french empire. france has never been so powerful as it was at that moment. it's not that i'm nostalgic for that but i enjoy being part of recreating that part of history. >> after lunch the french are put through their final drills. some of these brave soldiers now suspect that a ferocious battle is soon to come. but that the british are waiting for them. with their german and dutch allies led by the duke of wellington who has never lost to the french. >> it doesn't get better than this. more than 6,000 enthusiasts in the field behind me recreating the battle of waterloo, with
artillery with uniforms with horses, meticulous attention to detail. bringing bake to life the history of the battle in urine. wave upon wave of attacks. they fight at close range. but the british red coats stand firms. the duke of wellington is victorious. napoleon will go in to exile. so ended the battle of waterloo in 1815. the 2015 version not so spectacular. barnaby phillips, al jazeera. >> take a look at this yoga exercises to relax stretch and calm the minds of these airline
passengers. sunday will be the first ever yoga day narendra modi is himself a yoga enthusiast. much more on our website aljazeera.com. >> this week on talk to al jazeera, the actor. wendell pierce >> the first line of my obituary will be, wendell pierce who's known for playing bunk moreland, the detective on the wire, dies today at 110. >> he's best known perhaps for his role in the hbo crime drama the wire