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♪ yemen through loyalty rather than violence the new vice president a new way of achieving peace in his war-torn country. ♪ this as the u.n. lines up a new yemen envoy following departure and you are watching al jazeera live from london and also coming up more than 41 people have drown in the latest sinking of a migrant boat between libya. the syrian government carried out more air strikes on rebel positions as the u.n.
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investigates a u.n. chemical attack plus. i'm in new deli coming up, i'll be taking a look at how street art is taking over some of the most unlikely of spaces. ♪ hello, yemen's new vice president says he wants to unite his war torn country through loyalty rather than violence and in saudi arabia where senior government officials are shelter ing on calling on military units to houthis to end it and should align themselves with the legitimate government in exile and end their violence in aiden to divert a possible ground invasion by troops and we have more details. ♪ this is the man likely to be
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yemen's next president. khaled bahah is currently vice president and prime minister his staff is to pull together a nation on the brink of civil war, khaled bahah says he is willing to work with his houthi opponents and forces loyal to the former president ali abdullah saleh. >> translator: we must give them a chance and united between our project for the state and achieve that malitia loyal to houthis and ali abdullah saleh with the use on yemen and stop detroit destroying the country. >> reporter: the big challenge is the humanitarian situation and hundreds of yemen people have been killed since the start of the conflict three weeks ago. the city of aiden is bearing the brunt of heavy fighting. >> translator: yemen faces a
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tough situation with shortage of food and bathing and electricity and fuel and needs an intervention to prevents a catastrophe and they will look for the needs of the people and we have decided to form a relief under the coordination committee. >> reporter: for now the president and vice president won't be able to return home parts of the country remain under houthi control. the man khaled bahah wants to reform the army is detained. general was captured by houthi fighters on the outskirts of aiden. khaled bahah became prime minister in october and his appointment was backed by houthis who was under house arrest and now he is expected to unite yemen people and create stability for the country, al jazeera. al jazeera understands the
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u.n. has lined up a new special envoy to yemen, and has been chosen to succeed the former envoy jamal and resigned on wednesday among criticism of failure to broker an end to the crisis the u.n. must now endorse him for the job and worked for 28 years with the organization in africa and the middle east. and spoke to yemen ambassador to u.s. and said the yemen government is willing to work with the houthis if they start acting as part of the solution. >> they should stop their war against aiden, the killing and the butchering of the population in aiden and they should stop their operations and ties against the people and should stop their operations against them and pull out of the cities return the arms that they took by force from the government institutions and go back to be
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part of the political sector of the country, form their own political party and they will be very welcome. >> reporter: what should the u.n. do after the resignation of jamal as its envoy to yemen, how much of a setback has that been or in some ways do you welcome it as a chance to start anew? >> actually we think that tllhe did a lot of positive things in the past and formation of all the implementation of the gcc initiative and after that the follow-up of the election process in yemen and in 2012 we think that in the beginning he was doing a great job but the problem started when he thought that he might promote the presence of the houthis as a malitia group when using their force as the powerful element in the political spectrum and nobody was accepting and from
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that point we started to have a lot of disagreements and he started to negotiate without consenting with the president of the republic and we started to have serious problems. we welcome mr. khaled bahah as the new advisor to the secretary-general and we will work very well with him and we will cooperate and support his efforts. ♪ hundreds more migrants arrived in italy after trying to cross the mediterranean to reach europe. but it's thought more than 40 others may have drown as they made the periless journey and have been calls for authorities to do more to try to help after an unprecedented number of arrivals and in sicily al jazeera's paul brennan reports.
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>> reporter: after sicily border of augusta the coast guard ship delivers human cargo on 600 migrants rescued from boats off the libya coast in the past few days and at the shore by coast guard officers in protective clothing men, women and children risked death in the hope of a better life. such are the numbers involved teams of volunteer doctors now work alongside the ship's medical staff, what they have seen pulled from the water in resent weeks is harrowing. >> sometimes we see if people are in the sea. they swallow water and are guzzling and it's awful, it's awful. >> reporter: some arrive with a little money for their new life. others arrive without even shoes to wear. they come from syria and somalia
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and there is no sign of a slow down in the unprecedented numbers seen in resent days. these migrants are safe but not everybody makes it this far, reports on thursday suggest there has been another sinking in the mediterranean this time with a loss of more than 40 lives, the european commission admits solutions are needed and just they don't have any at the moment. >> the european commission cannot alone do it all, yes, we are putting all our energy into developing a new comprehensive approach on managing migration like we said many times we will be coming forward in may moved up from july but no we do not have a silver bullet or any panacea that will make the situation go away like that and no amount of finger pointing is going to change that. >> reporter: in the next few days this coast guard ship will be put to sea and more lives saved as a result and question of how to stop them risking
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lives in the first place goes unanswered paul brennan, in sicily. italian police arrested 15 minute after 12 people were thrown overboard from a migrant boat in the mediterranean and police say they were on board and traced to faith and arrested on charges of multiple homicide motivated by religious hatred and police said those arrested were muslims and those who died were christians. al jazeera understands that within the last few hours civilians have been targeted in a chemical attack in the syrian providence of idlib and increases government air strikes in syria. human rights group said there has been more than 120 strikes in aleppo and idlib in three days and ambassador in an informal meeting of security council have been shown what they say a very emotional clip of after mast of the regime in syria this year. the council is investigating the attack as it weighs out possible
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action against those responsible. the video in particular of the attempts to resuscitate the children, i mean if there was a dry eye in the room i didn't see it, it was -- it's just devastating to see the facts of what this regime is doing so people were visibly moved, people had questions and very fair questions about how do you know this and what are the symptoms and but for the most part almost every council member prefaced said forgive me if i don't use diplomatic language but i'm so moved and overwhelmed by what i have seen and they proceeded with their comments it was extremely unusual and very very emotional meeting. >> reporter: the president of the syrian american medical society says the video showed the frantic efforts of medic to revive a family taken to hospital after that attack.
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>> i just came from back from the city and just on saturday i visited the field hospital that treated the patients and spoke with the physicians and the nurses that treated 120 patients who flooded the hospital within a couple of hours the night of march 16th and it was very traumatic incident and doctors and nurses were struggling to deal with the overwhelming number of patients who all choose symptoms consistent with exposure to toxic gas and all patients had respiratory symptoms and cuff and wheezing and fluid in their lungs and this unfortunate family had three children one-year-old, two years old and three years old sarah and then the parents and grandmother also died and the children and doctors struggled to revive the children after their heart stopped and gave them oxygen and tried to put them on respirator but
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unfortunately the three children and parents and the grandmother died. they lived in the basement building in the city and the barrel bomb went through the ventilation unit and they inhaled a large concentration of toxic gas and it took sometime before bringing them to the hospital and when they arrived to the hospital they were dying. >> reporter: still to come on the program you might think we are playing this clip backwards but actually it is the next great step in space exploration, we will explain. and call the president putin is questioned by the public almost four hours. ♪
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♪ hello again and reminder of top stores on al jazeera, newly installed vice president of yemen says houthi rebels to end defensive in aiden and call it a good will gesture and kurds offer a peace initiative. 41 people have drown in the latest sinking of a migrant boat between italy and 400 thoughts to have drown when they boat sank on the coast of libya earlier this week and a big increase in government air strikes with syria in the past 36 hours and comes as the u.n. hears evidence of chemical attacks for victims and children. iraqi military says it renewed the push to reclaim territory from i.s.i.l. in anbar
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providence and suffered a setback on the soldiers retreated from the area after 11 of the members were killed trying to drive i.s.i.l. fighters out of villages in the morning and air strikes on i.s.i.l. positions on the outskirts of the city and it's a ghost town after thousands of people fled the fighting. meanwhile iraq's prime minister pushing for a creation of a unified force under the banner of iraqi army and say they are under prepared and under resourced to take on i.s.i.l. and kim met volunteers training to retake the city of mosul. [whistle] in step with each other and now with the iraqi army too. the volunteer fighters have for the first time pledged to take orders from baghdad, part of the government effort to unify countless malitias. this group is diverse and soon
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any, arabs and christians from mosul which has been occupyied by i.s.i.l. and all of them eager to go back. >> translator: one of my sons is here. he was a soldier and the other one will come in the next intake. i have ten children and came to be a volunteer, not for money, not for benefit but to get my city back as soon as possible. >> reporter: they call themselves the national guard, a force with officially doesn't yet exist. it's the name prime minister abadi wants to give to a new force of sunni tribesmen the shia popular forces and other volunteers. it's an uneasy union and one these men don't fully trust but say they will answer to abadi himself. mosul on the other side of this hill about 12 kilometers away and the front line is being protected by kurdish peshmerga forces. there has been about 11,000
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soldiers through this camp in the past three months but even the commanders here admit they are under prepared and under resourced. >> translator: if we are doing the fighting with these kinds of weapons, the balance will not be in our favor and we will not succeed. >> reporter: you had 11,000 soldiers through here and have what, maybe a dozen weapons? >> translator: i'm asking where is that support. where is that equipment. because we are the first army base closest to mosul and we don't even have one pistol. >> reporter: they say the iraqi army needs them to keep the people of mosul on side, this man agrees, he says he is the former head of an anti-i.s.i.l. sleeper cell trying to gather information on i.s.i.l. and leaders in mosul. >> translator: from the very start what i.s.i.l. is doing i mean killing and be heading the
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sheena is also doing the same i.s.i.l. is beating girls, making slaves destroying mosques and homes and the same by shia malitia and there is no difference at all. [chanting] with all the talk of unity sectarian tensions still remain high here. the mosul operation will have to be carefully managed to keep the people on side and these men prepared to fight. kim with al jazeera, northern iraq. the head of the international monetary fund says greece will not be allowed to delay its debt repayments. christine says such a move never granted to advance economy and the fund needs to protect its reputation for safety. >> my advice is to get on with the work and the work needs to address both you know the short term and the medium term of the economy and the objective that we all pursue is to actually
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restore the stability of the greek economy. >> reporter: russian president putin has been answering questions from the public during his annual televised call in. the four hours the russian leader addressed key issues from the crisis in ukraine to his optimistic outlook for the economy, and rory challenge reports. >> reporter: putin is an old hand at this now he has been doing these phone ins since 2001. this year putin started by addressing what is clearly on many russian's minds, the economy. be patient he urged them the recession will end. >> translator: with the strengthening of the rubble and growth in the markets and some other indicators i think it may happen faster and somewhere in the region of two years. >> reporter: millions of questions came from all over russia's vastness by phone, text video and e-mail. technically anywaun -- anyone
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can ask anything of the prt president but this is carefully managed events and the questions are not easy and handed to nor can organizers run the risk of actually making him look bad. a former opposition politician allowed to demand response to what western leaders consider fact the acquisition that the russian military is involved. >> translator: to the question of whether there are or there are not russian troops in ukraine i tell you straight and clearly there are no russian troops in ukraine. >> reporter: the murder in late february is a crime much of the opposition blames on putin but for the president who ordered the killing is still a mystery. maybe he suggested such people don't even exist. >> translator: he was in opposition to me and to the government in general but we had kind enough relations when we were in touch. this kind of killing is tragic and shameful. >> reporter: and touching on
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the most resent of russia's actions to annoy the west revived sale of s 300 air defense missile systems to iran putin had this to say. >> translator: we do not see any reason i want to stress it from our side to continue to keep the ban. >> reporter: the overall message of the four-hour marathon is clear enough, this is putin saying to russians that times may be tough and enemies may be circling but the right man is in charge. i'm with al jazeera, moscow. south korean riot police confronted protestors on the first anniversary of the ferry disaster and grieving parents have snubbed the president and prime minister at memorial services for the 304 people who were killed. harry faucet has more. >> reporter: a somber recollection with lost lives, it didn't end that way, protesters supporters of families robbed of children by the seawall disaster
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planned to march on the presidential blue house but were stopped by a massive police presence. earlier at the other end of the country the president visited the port which became the base for the rescue and recovery effort she was there to offer condolence to the parents and it seemed ground one of their key demands. >> translator: i now believe it's time for us to seriously prepare for the ship salvage and we will quickly take necessary measures so we can salvage the ship as soon as possible. >> reporter: the parents who believe raising the ship at any cost is necessary in order to recover nine still missing loved ones refused to meet her. in the students' hometown first the prime minister was denied access to the main memorial and when the time came for a ceremony the focal of the day's events the families called it off under lying the anger, deep grief a year has done little to heal. >> translator: "i have a dream" and wished someone could make a
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time machine so i could go back to 10:00 a.m. on april 16th there i could go tell them to get out quickly and they would all be out in five or ten minutes, a year has passed but nothing has changed. >> reporter: images burned in the collective memory of the country, passenger ferry full of school children sinking off the coast and the mobile phone footage that came later hurt still more and show obeying repeated instructions to stay put as the seawall overturned trapping them under water. the family says the false story of corruption and botched rescue has not been told accusing government for putting restrictions on a recently launched special investigation and trying to under mine its independence, a vigil gave an opportunity for thousands, many of them students to reflect on the loss of other young people who were failed by their elders. before, once again that emotion turned to anger. a day of grief has been entirely
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over shadowed by this and really does show how much of an inpact the seawall tragedy has in the country and divisions it left behind harry faucet, al jazeera, seoul. remember when space exploration used to be the exclusive domain of government and space race and u.s. and soviet union spent billions in a battle for supremacy but increasingly it's private companies who are making the technological advances have a look at this. >> reporter: it does look as if we are playing the footage backwards but this is a rocket belonging to the american company space x returning to earth after sending a shipment of groceries including an expresso maker to the international space station and attempting to land on a barge and it did almost make it. so although not successful this time space x believes reusable rockets are the next
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breakthrough in space exploration because they can dramatically reduce the cost of getting into orbit. the company already has a $1.6 billion contract with nasa to take cargo resupply missions to the international space station. the next step for space x is launching space craft with astronauts and the u.s. has not done since the retirement of space shuttle leaving it depending on russian rockets and earlier i spoke to mike wall a senior writer at and he said the rockets crash landing is a giant leap for privately run space travel. >> i don't think it was a disappointment and i think it was particular they managed to actually hit that ship in the middle of the ocean a couple hundred miles from the florida coast and it's pretty amazing if you think about it being able to hit the target after coming down from space with this rocket that already has done its primary job of getting the cargo capsule on the way to the space station and
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almost made it, people who saw the video can see it was coming down a little too fast and veered it to the side a little bit but nearly pulled it off so i don't see it as disappointing, i thought it was impressive they were nearly to get it and that was only like their second try at this and they are going to keep trying it and they like i say they will keep trying it until they get it right and then they will move it to land this is one step toward like fully rapidly reusable rockets, that is what space x wants to do. finally a movement in the indian capitol to turn public spaces into artistic hot spots and we report. >> reporter: he goes by the name zine and he paints in the most unlikely of places. his canvass like this one in an abandon community center very scattered across new deli. zine one of a growing number of
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indian graffiti artist. >> in the beginning i painted illegally and now i'm moving to sort of like developing my style more and for example this spot today is i was just walking around this neighborhood, then i found this abandon building and, hey, i think it's a really good spot to sit and paint. >> reporter: they consider the work vandalism but the urge to paint has taken on a more institutional form and it brings people together to change the way neighborhoods look and feel and for him this is a chance to share themes he has been painting all over the world. >> translator: i work on latin american and global things and highlight cultures and i have a creature who visits and he is a friendsly clown who tells people how to be good, it's very
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entertaining. >> reporter: traditionally art exists in controlled spaces but street art brings creative expression into communities, in new deli this means painting canvass in places often used as garbage dumps or even open toilets. indians are still discovering street art and for now it's part activism and part rebellion and they create an anesthetic expression to catch the attention of passersby. like these teenagers who came looking for this quiet corner in a busy commercial neighborhood they are drawn by the graffiti on the walls, they say it's helping to reclaim the city for all its residents. >> look at the city we live in the jungle and the people who use it the most have no interaction with them almost in the general sense of living and the idea is with the work and doing canvas spaces for people to use them. >> reporter: zine feels like he
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is doing this too and making places long abandon brighter for those who stumble upon them and his audience may be limited but for zine it's a chance to express himself that really counts i'm with al jazeera, new deli. learn all about this pep. >> sharks don't eat people. >> five days and nights at sea on our especially rigged shark laboratory. exhort research is next. lindsay moran is an ex-c.i.a. operative, and dr. shay is an