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and we'll meet the artist in myanmar who honors the country's political prisoners. >> thousands of protesters have been out on the streets in london demonstrating against budget cuts planned by the conservative government. the march is organized by the people's assemblies against austerity warning against nasty destructive cuts. theafter getting the majority in the elections last month it is due to unveil more cuts. they want to cut $48 billion by by 2018. he said that the aim is to eliminate britain's budget deficit by then. he has already been cutting many
government programs, some of them drastically, that is expected to hurt some of the poorest including welfare recipients, welfare and those who sues public services. we're joined live in london, neve this massive march that has been taking place tell us what has been happening. it is getting bigger and bigger by the minute. the house of parliament, every minute or so more and more people are gathering here. this is the end of the march that has been taking place. it started over the bank of england. and it's making its way slowly to the finishing point.
the people here are all united by one key thing. they're standing against the government'sled by david cameron. despite the different walks of life and parts of the country these people come from, they believe that the austerity and spending cuts are not the answer. let's lookpeople here have gathered against austerity. why do you think that more spending cuts is not the answer. >> we've been sold a lie. we have more than enough money and instead of prioritizing the poor we're we're putting hundreds of pounds that make a huge difference to the poor of society into corporations, and
the money that was not avoided in 2014 which is owed by corporations, and they're not claimingclaiming it it's ideology, i don't think we can stand by and watch the assault on the poorest in society. >> thank you very much. it's precisely that feeling that new government government have a mandate to introduce perhaps harsher forms of legislation. they would have been able to do under previous coalition government when the conservatives and liberal democrats ruled side by side. there is a feeling that the wealthiest the bankers and financeeers who caused the woes and it should be them who bear the brunt of the deficit.
the demonstration will continue here for a couple more hours. they're insistent on keeping pressure on the ruling conservative party. >> a lot of angry people out on the streets in london today neve barker in central london. >> a car bomb has exploded in yemen's capital of sanaa killing one person. seven people were injured. a few days ago isil carried out a number of similar attacks killing dozens of people. as the war continues the u.n. is appealing for $1.6 billion to help millions of yemenis avoid a humanitarian disaster. >> suffering in place of celebration. this is ramadan in yemen. we're supposed to feel joy says this man to relax with our families. but look at us.
the holy monday began with a string of car bombs and dozens dead in sanaa. we're living in pure horror, this woman says. we are terrified. in geneva peace negotiations between yemen's government in exile and the houthis were supposed to yield a cease-fire. instead, they resulted in scuffles. as the talks ended without an agreement to end the fighting. the situation is so dire the u.n. launched an appeal for $1.6 billion to help civilians in yemen. >> on the evidence of our own eyes i am deliberately raising the alarm about the moving looming humanitarian catastrophe. 80% of the country's population are in need of some form of aid to meet their basic needs.
>> severe water, food, and medicine shortages are but a few of the many reasons that the country's health system is close to collapse. millions of families no longer have access to proper sanitation, which means recent outbreak of dengue fever could put more people at risk. unicef said 15.2 million people are in need of access to basic healthcare. yemenis had hoped they could observe their fastings and feasts in peace. now it seems even this holy month of ramadan is not enough to convince the warring factions to take a humanitarian pause. al jazeera. >> the egyptian military said that it's killed 15 fighters in north sinai. a helicopter raid was carried out. the military said that fighters were preparing to launch an attack against security forces. well still more to come in the
al jazeera news hour. we report on how difficult it is for displaced people to start a new life. plus heavy rains brings india's financial capital mum by to to stand still. and in sports, tiger woods fails to make the cut in nine years. >> it's world refugee day, and the al jazeera america is warning of a dangerous new era. by the end of last year almost 60 million people were forced to leave everything behind to escape war and persecution. the u.n. said that there are 19.5 million refugee who is fled to neighboring countries. another 38 million people are displaced within their own nations. 1.8million people are seeking asylum. all these figures have increased significantly from previous years. the war in syria being the single largest cause of
displacement. 7.5million people have been internally displaced in syria and forced out of the country. turkey has been one of the leading countries to take in syrian refugees. nearly 2 million have crossed its border. they're spending the holy month of ramadan separated from their families who are left hyped in the fighting. ramadan in turkey is very nice. but in syria it's different. my parents don't have food. they live in poverty and life is very difficult. >> we're far away from our homeland. we're really sad. our relatives are still there. it hurts when you're separated from them. >> one of the world's richest countries malaysia has accepted thousands over the years. but reports reports kuala lumpur
say that it can be hard . >> i saw the deaths. i saw that. >> he has many health issues. when he's feeling well his love of touching normally brings him here. the teachers and the children are all refugees. the adult volunteers teach 130 students from the age of 6 to 17. more children would like to come, but there is no room and a long waiting list. while malaysia is a significant signatory on the rights of the child it does not give children
free access to state schools. this is one of the many issues of those helping refugees would like the government to focus on. >> the malaysian government has more responsibility. unhtr is in charge of doing the refugee process. once that process is finished they are then provide support to refugees. >> they approached the u uncr to comment on the status of the refugees. >> there are 150,000 registered refugees in malaysia. legal or not, refugees cannot work in this country. they find it difficult to buy property for their families and rely on charity for food and clothes. for some the thought of returning home never enter their
mind. >> what do you expect? of course i feel so--i can't put in words. i feel so bad how things turned out in my country, in damascus. >> al jazeera, kuala lumpur. >> they say that more needs to be done to face the escalating crisis. >> when you see many individuals, many i had met in syria and lebanon this week, but also by the host countries in neighboring areas you realize the scale of the challenge and the importance of striving both political solutions and greater humanitarian assistance. we need to do two things. the first, we need to step up humanitarian assistance because we're only meeting a small share of those needs as a global
community. and the second is we have to recognize that with the scale of the process more of the developed nations of the world have got to do more to take some of the refugees in greater numbers than they're currently doing. giving money is important, but giving money is not enough when you've got so many closed borders. >> the number of refugees is increasing every day as the war in syria continues. in the past week hundreds of families have fled from the town of tal abyad. >> the shade of a park tree and a blanket. that's what ahmed and his family have for shelter. the fighting in their hometown forced them out. they crossed the border into turkey lookinging for refuge. >> we've suffered so much. it's impossible to find milk for my babies. there is no work for me. how am i supposed to buy food
for me and my kids kids there are monies of families like ahmeds who are camped out in the streets and parks. yet another addition to the millions of syrians who have lost their homes because of the war. back in the town kurdish fighters say they're now in control from isil. administrative buildings used by isil still have signs on entrances. even though the expulsion of the armed group are many. there are reports that some kurdish fighters are targeting out residents in the area. two arabs were killed on friday and several homes have allegedly been rooted. but the ypg the kurdish group that control tal abyad say this is untrue. fighters from different groups together with the syrian army battle it out while homes
continue to be destroyed and families displaced. left to seek refugee in a foreign land, not knowing if and when they will return. al jazeera. >> the syrian observatory for human rights say that dozens of rebels have been killed in fighting isil. identity isil fighters also died died. rebel groups are all battling for control of the province. this reportedly shows damaged buildings after battle in the city. two sides were engaged in a month long battle and even though fighters were forced out much of the cityis damaged and deserted. >> for displaced iraqi families there are few occasions to celebrate. this trip home was one of them.
200 families have found refugee in samarra boarded these buses for tikrit hoping to be the first of wave of returning residents. >> we don't want anything anything the government except stability and peace of mind. >> tikrit is less than 50 kilometers from samarra but a journey that families have not been able to make for almost a year. iraqi forces and shia fighters recaptured the city in april but there has been so much destruction that some people don't have homes to return to. for the rest there is not much except a roof over their heads. there are no shops no bakeries. this family is the only one on their block to return so far. they admit it is difficult. >> we couldn't stay on the move forever. we spent an entire year not knowing where to go.
the people of samarra embraced us but we need all the people from our neighborhood to return. >> city workers have restored electricity, but tikrit needs expensive reconstruction and no one is offering to pay for it. it's not just rebuilding that is needed. 3million iraqis have been forced from their homes over the past year because of fighting. most of them won't return until they're reassure sure isil won't come back again. >> it's not an easy promise to make. the front line has shifted time after time with isil retreating and then returning. they make a point to rehoist a flag on a ridge captured from isil last week. with so much equipment seized by isil iraqi security forces have started designing their own armored vehicles. in desperation this union you want has rigged a remoted a
recontrol fighter without putting a fighter in danger. these are the sons of describes. they're not new to fighting but it is a different battle. >> we fought in the old army and then we fought al-qaeda in 2006-07-08. we were we were victorious and smashed them completely. nowadays isil is used arm vehicles and using them. >> in india the death toll of drinking tainted alcohol in an mumbai slum has climbed to 84. police have arrested five men in the past two days for illegally making the alcohol spiked with
chemicals to increase it's potency. >> mum pie bye has been brought to a standstill after heavy rains. >> this is how people in mum by are traveling in the city. it's an improvement from friday. that's when 500 millimeters of rain, 10% of the season's total fell on the city bringing cars, trains and people to a halt. commutes that would take 40 minutes took four to six hours as everything moved slowly through the water. the day after things are not much better. >> you yesterday it rained so heavily that rain entered my home. today is the same but i'm trying to go. >> limited public transport resumed on saturday after water lessened on the streets. but officials are asking people
to use trains for emergencies only and advising them to stay indoors this weekend. the rain has let up but much of the floodwater remains making it another difficult day for people living here. >> there are no cars or taxis. even the buses are not stopping. how will we walk on roads submerged in water. >> this street was fooded after a boulder fell and prevented a flood gate were closing. a new pumping station added to the flooding. a high tide alert was issued for the city. the government has asked the emergency teams and navy to be on stand by in case evacuations are needed. >> the u.s. justice department said that it's treating the shooting of nine people in a black church in south carolina as a hate crime and possible act of terrorism. the gunman who confessed to the killings has made his first
court appearance and has heard testimony from his victims' families. >> this is dylann roof's first day in court in shootings now being investigated as a hate crime. even as the relstives of those who were killed addressed him directly dylann roof showed no emotion. >> other family members offered deeply emotional statements before dylann roof was led way. it's a testament of those who spoke in court offered
forgiveness despite the pain of losing those closest to them. the justice department will investigate if this was an act of domestic terror. what happened here was designed to inflict terror on this community. but if that was the intent it has not work. it is the site of the city that is determined to heal together. >> thisamen he did was make us love each other even more. >> he could face the death penalty. >> this is the worst case that i've seen and the country has seen in a long time. we'll fight this. >> charleston remains a an in shock, determined not to let the actions of one man come between
them. >> and u.s. president barack obama has called for more restrictions on gun. he said he has not given up on passing legislation on the issue. >> i want to be clear. i'm not very signed. i have faith we'll eventually do the right thing. [applause] i was i was simply making the point that we have to move public opinion. we have to feel a sense of urgency. i refuse to act as in this is the new normal. or to pretend that it's simply sufficient to grieve and any mention of us doing something to stop it is some how politicsizing the problem. >> a new study suggests that the loss of mammals fish, birds reptiles and and amans have
accelerated to a speed not seen in in 5 million years. the loss of habitat is one of the reasons. amphibians are more at risk. 41% of their species are missmissing in south africa one rhino was killed every eight hours. researchers say that environmental changes driven by carbon emissions and pollution are also to blame for damaging ecosystems. we hope to get more on that story in a little while but still to come here on al jazeera we'll be meeting one of a's most powerful men the king of the north. plus...
>> 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 into that because that is your job. >> only on al jazeera america. >> welcome back. let's take you to the top stories here on al jazeera. thousands of measures of protesters are rallying. a car bomb explosion in sanaa killing one person. it was
60 million people have been forced to leave their homes to escape war and persecution. now let's go back to one of our earlier stories. that study that the world is entering it's sixth mass extension event. let's go to one of the authors of that report at stanford university in california. good to have you with us. this is the biggest race of mass extinction since the dinosaurs died out. we're looking at mass habitat pollution, poaching, and basically this is mankind's fault. >> it is mankind's fault. when we lost the dinosaurs 65 million years ago we were not trying toover run populated civilizations. we're getting ready of our life support system that we're absolutely dependent. there is no no question that we're starting into the sixth mass extinction and it will be interesting to see civilization
can survive it. >> undoubtedly it will have an impact on human life. >> sure, those are the organisms that pollinate our crops that kill off the pests of our crops that take care of organisms like mosquitoes that carry disease to us that control the quality of the climate. a big issue there. that supply us with fresh water. basically they are our life support systems and our study shows that there is no question about it at all. we've made conservative assumptions with new data sets, and it's perfectly clear that we are now losing bio diversity at 100 times the rate that it was lost in the five big mass
extinctions of the past. we've sadly confirmed that humanity despite screwing up the climate totally in a very related issue is getting rid of our life support systems. >> this is frightening stuff. can it yet be reversed? >> it could be reversed. but the things that you need to do to reverse it such as rights and equal opportunities to women everywhere so you get the population growth rate down and gradually start shrinking our population to a sustainable size giving birth birth conceptive and abortion to active individual. and two to three billion people who are not adequately fed today, all those things need to be done yet we see not the
slightest sin of sign of world leaders understanding it and dealing with it. >> paul, thank you for speaking to us on this very important study. paul ehrlich. >> my pleasure. >> a raid on a police station west of the mogadishu. reports say that al-shabab are responsible. proposed agreement will bring an end to decades of unrest that has escalated in recent years. in january 2012 rebel groups began fighting the government for more control of an area. by april one group was in charge. by that time the president had been removed in a coup.
in july 2012, one of several armed groups seized control from the mla and began to impose islamic law in the areas that it control: six months later they sent in troops at the request of the malian government. june 2013 saw a short-lived peace deal between the government and taureg rebels. we have more from the border from maully and mauritania. >> now he tries to convince people to accept much less. they have a tough fight on their hands. >> we think that this is the most we can get in the current context and with the world communities level of readiness to accept our demands i think this is what is available to us
for now. >> these are the same leaders who announce what had they called the independent republic three years ago. several months later in burkina faso they signed a deal deal, however they failed to discuss the central demand. they were only allowed the right to form local institutions in the north. a road in the region's security for armed movements more economic and social development in the area. the rebels have demanded mali's government spend 40% of its budget in the north. the current agreement is similar to previous agreements signed in 2002 and 2006. most we talk to in this meeting are dissatisfied. 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. it's not good for the people. it's not good for the leaders
either. >> the negotiations involving ten rounds of talks have been watched closely in this refugee camp. however, an estimated 50,000 population only a thousand turned up to hear an explanation of the agreement. many stayed away in protest. 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 remain here. >> the first refugees arrived here a quarter of a century ago. an entire generation has never seen their homelands in northern mali. how they see the new deal they're not expecting to return there any time soon. al jazeera. from the mali refugee camp.omar
al-bashir was almost arrested during a summit. >> he has been in power for 26 years and won another term in office. the strong man leading sudan has been a controversial figure throughout his tenure. when he came to power in a coup in 1989 he called it a revolution. one that saw an overthrow of an democratically elected government. since then he has been seen as the own man in charge. but his party says it's ready for when he goes. >> we're not an one-man party. throughout our time in power we prove we have all the means needed to rule this country when it comes to people. in fact, the president has always been nominated for the job, and he's not after it. >> a job he's not offer but he has not left since he came to power. he has fallen out with his allies and has used the party and the army to retain his authority. analysts think those are the
reasons that have kept him in power. >> the group that took over in 1989 were a mixed one. you have politician who is have split to different camps and you have the army that has managed to stay as one since. but al-bashir continues to run things. >> things he has been able to handle so far. he has been wanted by the icc since 2009 while the rest of the region has been experiencing the arab spring which is why they believe the sharing power is better for the country. >> it is a hopeless case. despite our defenses this is why you should sit and talk about our problems. we want to find solutions. >> it's not clear whether those problems can be involved. no matter how how it created its
presidency, it is now a country divided. >> al jazeera, khartoum. >> thousands of protest necessary honduras are demanding the president step down over corruption scandal. they accuse juan hernandez of taking $90 million from the public health system to fund his campaign. hernandez has denied any wrongdoing. the man with regarded as the most powerful afghan politician outside of kabul said that his northern region is now a route for weapons and fighters who want to attack central asia. we have reports of the fight in the province. >> the governor of, as much 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 self soviet. he trimmed his beard and people came from all over afghanistan to meet him. they're all hopeful that this governor rather than the government in kabul will solve their problems. >> if you're committed to take the time, it will needs more than weeks or months to take the time with the president or other officers in kabul. >> right now the big issue in afghanistan's north is security. they believe that the north is being destabilized to read a route for weapons and fighters from 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. it's a very dangerous war. we try to be secure but there are threats in this new moments that are aimed at central asia and china. >> the governor has taken the security into his own hands. he went with afghan security forces into the district to clear out the taliban. this is fortified the most important capital in the north. >> in may taliban fighters dressed in police uniform storm the attorney general's office. 18 people were killed. it happened 500 meters from the governor's office. >> yes, we are worried. that's why we put on on military
uniform and put on the front line and sent forces to clear the taliban. >> but the war with the taliban has crossed the border. and many people here have begun to worry that there could be dark days ahead. nicole johnston, al jazeera. >> now, russia may an constitutionally secular state but the orthodox church is wielding increasing power over spiritual, cultural and even political life. some how questioning it's power. rory challands has more from moscow. >> for more than a thousand years through mongol ingas aggravations the orthodox church sometimes thriveed and sometimes survived. today it's thriving.
the affection is mutual, the patriarch called the putiner the putputin era miracle from god. >> the church needs the state because the participating political life. >> under this patronage the church's influence is strengthening, flexing both hard and soft power using law that would criminalized religious feeling. the theaters director was fired. this august saraphima will hit cinemas.
it tells the story of a young girl's spiritual conversion. then there is this, the vast and controversial 24-meter statue taking place in the workshop. a powerful church-sponserred symbol of the unity of orthodox christianity in the state. prince vladimir combines two sides. on one side he is a saint and on the other hand he's a prince collector of lands. he union need two lives, a spiritual life and governmental governmental-military life. >> so a statue to a collector to lands who happened to be christened on crimea's rocky shores built during the leadership who collected the land. this is a sign that he's returning russia to an age-old motel where kremlin and church
worked together to shore up state power. >> it is impossible to divide russia and orthodox christianity. i don't know what was the first but i think the whole basis of russian civilization is orthodox. orthodox is a religious tradition. >> centuries ago russia was defined as a country built on three core principles or docksy and nationality. autography. and those sentiments are getting louder. >> we have all the sports ahead here on the news hour. a red hot performance in the copa america. we'll have all the details coming up.
>> wow, these are amazing... >> techknow, where technology meets humanity! only on al jazeera america >> welcome back. myanmar opposition leader has warned this instability could delay nevada's parliamentary election. the nobel peace prize win doctor not go into specifics but likely was referring to violence. this is myanmar's first free vote in 25 years. meanwhile, the art scene is making a comeback in myanmar. after years of strict censorship artists are now enjoying new
freedoms. >> gloves, plaster powder. today he's with one of myanmar up rising participants who spent years in prison. >> it is the rule of the prisoners should be recognized. as a whole community. >> there is no bitterness when he retowns his detentioncounts his detention. just acceptance and human. >> this process is part of an artwork. himself a former political prisoners making molds of inmates and recording their
stories. >> right now we're in transition. that's why i wanted to create a kind of conceptual piece of work as part of the history. and then also other things are important to increase express of ourselves. >> to date he has made nearly 500 models. he started in 2013 not long after the country started moving away from a military government to what is a semi civilian one. even they he said somewhat initially unsure they should participate in his project. but those fears are going away. the line between art and politics blurring. years ago no one would have displayed meese portraits symbols of resistence to the government.
but it has caused some to wonder if the government is back sliding on reform. in february government violently disperse a student demonstration. dozen were arrested and now face trial. they say it's as if the government supports his project by constantly putting people away. he's joking, of course, but there is a worry that he may be right and the cast of hundreds may grow. >> well, let's go to sport now. here is sana. >> thank you very much. at formula one, louis hamilton is on pull for the austrian grand prix. on his final lap of qualifying, he said it gave him a chance to finish with a quicker time. but he also then. hamilton has a a 17 point lead
going into the race. >> just for the track conditions, i was grateful that i got my third lap in on the first run. and i was pushing for that extra in the next run and then just got the risk. >> the u.s. open is underway at chambers bay at the halfway stage it was jordan spieth and patrick reeve who shared the lead. >> jordan spieth again is looking down at everybody at the top of the leaderboard. the masters champion moved to 5 under par. he's be the second 21-year-old to win two majors. >> i have to be a little more methodical. in augusta it was fun in the fairways, hitting around the fair ways, and i was making everything. it would be nice if i could do
that, but it's a harder golf course than the masters played this year. >> spieth shares the spot with patrick reeve. >> they'll go five or six bogeys. i hit the ball in the middle of the green on aid and have no chance to put a normal put stopping near the hole and having to play mickey mouse golf to try to make par. unfortunately, it's a bad way to end the day. >> south africa brandon grace is also four under. it's not clear if jason zale will play in the third round. he suffered vertigo. he did manage to complete his round before heading to the
hospital. chris kirk had one of the best shots of the day. the american sunk an eagle on the par 4 10th hole. he'll be back on the links on saturday 3 over. world number one euro mcilroy with an eagle on the 12th, and it helped him to avoid the cut. he was on four over. but for the first time in nine years tiger woods has failed to make the cut at the u.s. open. he cut at a six over par 76 on his round. that means that he slipped out of the major. richard bar, al jazeera. >> well, the copa america where host chile has topped group a in santiago. he opened the score to go just three minutes in.
they added a couple more after the break with bolivia finding the net but it was at the wrong end. they would score 5--,chile score-0, chile. getting the winner on 57 minutes. chile top group a while bolivia go through in second ecuador could qualify for two of the third place teams. bad news for brazil fans. myanmar will miss,neymar will miss the rest of the competitions. he also attempted to headbutt another opponent. he was banned for one match but
the punishment was increased after a review. brazil are currently tied with three other teams on three points. cricket now in pakistan fought back on day four on the third test in sri lanka trailing 182 and struggling on 118 with only five wickets left. pakistan managed to reach 417. the top score with 131. as they secure the 117 run lead. they even managed to take early wickets in the second inning restricting the holdless to sri lanka, currently trails by 54 runs. alexandriaalex rodriguez made his 3,000 hit as the new york yankees beat the detroit tigers. the three-time american league
mvp had missed all of last season with a doping ban. the yankees would win this game 7-2. just a few kilometers from the u.s. open, disabled veterans are recovering to pursue their love of golf. >> the course looks good. i've tried playing golf with my prosthetic leg. it does not go so josely. >> these carts allow me to play. it stands me up so i can stand up and swing there one hand, two hands whatever works best, and then i can lower myself down. >> i'm jim martinson. he was e-5 in the military. i lost high legs in vietnam in
1968. i keep my head down nice and easy. >> my name is aaron. i served in the united states army as e-5 sergeant. i did two tours. one tour in iraq and then served in afghanistan where i was hurt. i lost my right arm and my right leg. and severe damage to my left. >> we have >> all of the bunkers are designed so i can travel into the bunker. i can hit out of the bunker and i can clean up my mess and move on about. >> is that a sandra there? >> they designed this course for zero dollars. it was done to help. it's rehabilitating. it allows you to relate to life.
in life you have challenges. i lost my leg. in golf you have challenges. not nearly as big. >> we just had our second child a baby girl. i love my life. my injury didn't stop that. >> i'm kind of nervous about having a girl. >> oh, it's a piece of cake. >> is it easier than the boy? >> much easier. >> whether that's you having a job or whether you taking care of your family, you keep moving. >> man, i hit that ball a long ways. >> yay, you did. >> manneramerican league golf course gives me hope. >> great game, great sport. >> and there's more sport on our website. for all the latest check out www.aljazeera.com/sport. we have blogs and videoss our correspondents from around the world. that's it for me. >> that's great. thank you very much, indeed, for that. and that is it for this news hour. stay with us. there is more news coming up
>> entering a dangerous new era. the number of people displaced by war and persecution approaches 60 million. hello there i'm felicity bar. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, tens of thousands take to the streets of london to protest against government austerity measures. mali's taureg rebels fight for a peace of the government. and