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i'm ali velshi, and thank you for joining us. [music] yemen's political crisis deepens. hello this is al jazeera live from de la, i'm adrian finnegan. we take you inside the syrian town of kobani. the bament has battle has ended. separatist held east plus. >> i'm wayne hay reporting from
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new zealand. the world's largest dairy exporter where the economy is being hit because of exporting prices. >> the efforts to end the political crisis in yemen has suspended its participation in talk to form an government, calling it an absurd dialogue. al jazeera georgia malel shallal shallal. >> much of the north is under the control of the houthi rebel movement that has essentially taken control at gun pont.
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point. there are equal partners in the negotiations and there is nothing to force or to convince the houthis from relinquishing the power. roughly 70% of yemen's economy is based on trade and other things in the south of the country. if the southerners as you say they are,ful looking to break away from yemen and pursue that role as well then it could cause a huge issue and further fur deepen the crisis and make things significantly more critical. these demonstrations are taking place, and while we haven't seen huge demonstrations there is building momentum taking place and there are more and more
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people finding the courage so to speak to come out and the reason we say kidnapped still very turbulent times here adrian. >> the u.n. envoy who brokered these talks says a power-sharing deal is still possible. is there any optimism? >> so long as some people are sitting around the table then possibly the more optimistic observeers will consider that, but considering that as the southerners point out the houthis already have all the power. they control the airports. they control the capital, they have the former president under house arrest. but that could provide a gateway
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in that it could give some power to the southerners and those opposed to the houthis that show this hadthey have some sort of bargaining point. but it's difficult to see a plit break throughpolitical break through to this standoff. crucial shipping lane in the red sea. threat was made after houthi fighters shot and killed an army commander in al houdada. now to iraq, where kurdish fighters have driven islamic state of iraq and the levant out of are kiir cuk.
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kirkuk. >> as al jazeera's hoda abdel hamed reports. >> four months of combat have taken its huge toll on the town. >> i was terrified. i'll never forget those moments. they will stay with me until i die. we live near the front line. our fighters gave us food and under water. there was no electricity the children were very scared. >> moving around, as the fighting spread from one area to
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the next. this is first time he sees his family home. >> translator: they destroyed people's lives. before there were people here, now they are all gone to the tushish border,. >> a new found pride among kurds but everyone says it's not over yet. >> the hospital has been destroyed, in here you really feel the battle is still ongoing all around cowboy kobani. >> there is no water doctors lack equipment and medical
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supplies. they have had to adapt under pressure. >> translator: in a real hospital, a doctor has what he needs. here we have to forget about it all and work in a primitive way. a lot of people i knew my nephew and an uncle died in my arms, i couldn't help them. >> syrian stronghold of i.s.i.l. >> some youth from kobani came to defend us here. i saw what happened in rah raqqa. images i'll never forget. very painful but they give you the motivation to keep fied fighting. >> it is from here that they prepare for battle ahead.
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hod a al hamed kobani. >> malcolm webb is in the erin study of goma. will this ordinancive now actually get underway? >> well, that's what people are beginning to ask. it was just announced a couple of days ago that this will no longer be a joint operation between the u.s. and the congolese army. it was expected to be a joint operation using a special intervention brigade that the
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u.n. have here. that brigade have a mandate from the security council to forcibly disarm rebel groups here in the kongcongo. according to their rules they are not allowed to fight in an operation unless they also command it. but that's not case. there's been a lot of pressure from a lot of western countries for this offensive to begin firstly why it handy been gun and secondly why the u.n. operation hasn't been dropped. >> how would any operation to disarm the situation continue against m-3 rebels in that area? >> m-23 rebels held towns held territory with a contingent
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border adjacent to the border with rwanda. so the con dpoa least congolese army, could easily move, blend in with the civilian population. and olot of human rights groups are concerned that without a u.n. involvement it could end up messy and with the group using individuals as human fields. much less yeapped equipped fighting force. the question is more about about the political well. >> malcolm webb. stay with us here on al jazeera. after the break we'll look at
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>> hundreds of days in detention. >> al jazeera rejects all the charges and demands immediate release. >> thousands calling for their freedom. >> it's a clear violation of their human rights. >> we have strongly urged the government to release those journalists. >> journalism is not a crime. >> hello again the top stories here on al jazeera. yemen's southern movement have pulled out much talks to form a government. the former government of ali
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abdalla al salah. driven the islamic state of iraq and the levant out of the city of kirkuk. come under attack trying to get control of the oil fields near the city. launch an offensive to force the rebel group to surrender accused of taking part in the rwandan genocide in 1994. the ukrainian government is still hopeful that peace talks with the separatists will go ahead. collapsed after rebel leaders pulled out. their forces are intensifying battles with ukrainian troops in the east with more civilians
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being caught in the cross fire. charles stratford reports from donetsk. >> reporter: the wreckage of a car. the dead have been covered. the aftermath of more combat in eastern ukraine. i can barrel walk, i'm going to faint, says this woman. a second attack hit a trolley bus nearby. people started jumping out and hid behind the wall. i drove closer and some people started to run towards me, said this man. he ducks as yet another explosion rings out. there's been an escalation in violence in this region in the last weeks. since nearly 13 people were killed since what was believed
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to be a mortar hit another bus in donetsk. separatists seem to have taken control of donetsk airport on january the 20th. the fighters, who refer to themselves soldiers in the army of the people's republic of donetsk, say they are not interested in truce talks. the u.n. says more than 5,000 people have been killed in this conflict so far and attempt to restart peace talks in the belarus town of minsk have failed. they highlight just how difficult it is to try and restart these peace talks. charles stratford, al jazeera donetsk, eastern ukraine. >> we were talking a few minutes
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ago about plans to push out the groupment fdr trying to figure out how they can bring a lasting peace agreement to the area. let's go to yawdz. yazidi. adsaddis ababa. >> there are many concerns about the civilian casualties and the humanitarian cries this may bring and some of these groups that are raising concern is oxfam. and joining me is louise
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williams. what are your concerns especially about the civilian casualties. >> we want to launch a reminder, a grim reminderrer, there are about athousand fdr combatants who was disarmed. we know that for every combat ant that was disarmed, we had about one resident displaced. what we are doing here for oxfam is to say remember what happened in 2009. remember how serious the casualties were. >> we talk about the civilian casualties and the humanitarian crisis what can be done oreduce
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this? >> i would be cautious to say it's imminent. who's providing support? there are differently statements that's not promising for us in oxfam. before the operations have even started, how are we going to be sure that these not good enough. you can't just have them on parent. you have to go into communities you have to have the preparations in place so that when the operations start the communities can access the knowing about safe corridors to get out of areas where one can protect them, there is a lot of nuts and bolts that need to happen on the ground and that's our real concern. we've been told by the african union, yes they're massive
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impact on civilians. >> thank you very much. that was lowrieees williams from louise williams from oxfam. important issues that came up from the issues that happened since the summit started. one of the key issues is the fight against boko haram and this regional force that has been proposed. the africa yoinl peace union peace and security force. the conflict in south sudan salva kiir and riek mash mashar, many
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such agreements have been made before and broken. there is also the election of the zimbabwe's president robert mogabe, been met with a lot of people's concern he has a right, he has a right to be the next chairperson adrian. >> katherine many thanks, katherine soy there in addis ababa. >> negotiations trying to bring an end to a cycle of religious violence that has killed and
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displaced thousands of people. a report from ali mastasa. >> they have been negotiating in kenya since december. >> the next step will involve a frank discussion with all political actors and civil society in the central africa republic. >> general am amnesty for the fighters. replace in from the president katherine samba panza. it's not areal accord, rather it's a series of grievances from the two parties that hold the country hostage. hundreds of thousands fled leading to a backlash from a christian armed group calling
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itself antibalaka. before france intervened. france has also rejected the militia agreement and but the militia groups in nairobi are warning of more violence if the proposal is rejected. >> we would like to call upon our external em enemies. >> the interim government has been unable to provide security. a government minister and aid worker were kidnapped in january. they face an uncertain future as the political leadership and rival militias rang l militias wrangle
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over how to bring this to an end. >> al jazeera continues to demand the release of its journalists who have been imprisoned for over 390 days. peter greste, mohamed fahmy and baher mohamed. egyptian president be abdel fatah al-sisi has said he would like to see them released. andrew thomas reports from sydney. >> in sydney warehouse actors are rehearsing rehearsing a very important me. life is so bleak three fantasize about imaginative near near imaginary
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lives. for heroin smuggling they have been given live appeals. indonesia has executed two other others last week, they could be next. >> we -- i'm an actor that's all i can do. so i'm trying to do the best because i care about my friends you know? >> their play aims to add awareness. this play was first performed back in 2008, there was still hope for the real life counterparts. that hope is still all but dashed
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families have gone on television to plea. >> they're good kids. everybody make mistakes, they did something stupid. they don't deserve to die they don't. >> if the gain of prison has been to reform, i think both the boys have done that. >> similar calls from the brazillian and dutch governments were ignored two weeks ago and australian government. president owner strong measures against an initiative because of executions. then we must place these consequences. it's difficult but less difficult than suffering from
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international drug gangs in indonesia. >> on thursday there was a vigil and concert in sydney. the call, have mercy. but it seems unlikely australians can save two of their own. >> and throughout sunday we will be reporting on drug trafficking in the area. our own sphawfn step vaessen will be reporting. from wykoto in new zealand wade hay reports. >> this is the heart of the new zealand dairy industry, where the hills are lush and green.
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but it's been a long hot summer and the moisture in the soil is disappearing. forecasters say there's not much rain on the way and they need to produce extra hay for their cows. >> when there's been dry conditions our production has dropped a lot the market has reacted by increasing the price. >> and that's exactly what the new zealand dairy industry wants to hear. because of decreased demand from china the price has crashed. most dairy farmers supply to the giant cooperative. frontera. there is a feeling among farmers in new diseestled that most new zealand that most of them
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can absorb one bad year but not two in a row. those watching the markets believe the reduction in price was more of a correction than anything else and the industry will pick up. they believe the slump won't have too big an impact on new zealand's economy. >> different soft pinch but more medium and long term we see you know continued growth into the system. >> we have a healthy learning curve, look at our expenses, business model and we might have to make some changes in the future. >> good news is, banks have forecast their prediction down.
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wayne hay, new zealand. >> if you like the kind of nuts news in this bulletin take a look at the redesigned website.