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watching, i'm ray suarez. arez. >> we have paid a decision that the ceasefire will begin this tuesday, may 12. >> saudi arabia announces a pause in fighting in yemen starting on tuesday. but continues to bomb houthi strongholds in the north. hello and welcome to al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. i'm elizabeth pran peranem.
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also ahead. david cameron says he will go ahead with a referendum on u.k during his second term. a boat is located filled with bodies. in the mediterranean. and men from myanmar forced to work on boats in indonesia. after weeks of bombing saudi arabia says it will impose a ceasefire in yemen. the condition will only last five days. warning houthis to leave aid organizations say banning humanitarian targets is a violation of international humanitarian law. from riyadh, mohamed val
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reports. >> houthi channel el macera shows what is houthi targeted, and several government buildings in their northern stronghold of sadaa. arms deep owes or command and control centers. >> translator: these militias have escalated the situation and targeted saudi cities. that's why we need to protect the cities and to guarantee the safety of saudi and yemeni citizens. >> the air strikes came hours after saudi raib offered five day humanitarian ceasefire in yemen. foreign minister announced the date. >> the ceasefire will begin this tuesday may 12th at 11 p.m. if it works out the requirements
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are first and foremost that there's a commitment by the houthis and their allies, including ali abdullah saleh and those force he that are loyal to them to abide by the ceasefire. >> provide he that the houthi agree that there will be no bombing no shooting no movement of their troops or maneuvering to reposition for military advantage, no movement of heavy weapons or others, that the ceasefire is conditioned on the houthis disagreeing to live by these commitments. and it is a renewable commitment. in other words if they live by it, and if this holds it opens the door to the possibility of extension and the possibility of a longer period of time for the political process to help resolve these differences. >> the two ministers said the period before the truce is an
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opportunity for the houthis to get their fighters to put down their weapons. if the ceasefire is accepted. but also in the words of the coalition spokesman these coming days will see a major intensification in attacks on the houthis. the coalition has announced that all of sadaa province is a military target urging civilians to leave the area before sunset on friday. but according to observers houthi fight erd refused to go. six weeks of fighting have left yemen in at that timers. hundreds have been killed and thousands of families have been displaced or had to flee the country. yemen's humanitarian situation gets worse every day. mohamed val, al jazeera.
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it's. >> after his party defied opinion polls david cameron has secured another victory. lawrence lee in london. >> david cameron still on 1 downing street. that allowed him to tell the queen he can now form a government. an election that was supposed to involve weeks of coalition negotiations ended up over by lunch time. >> as i said in the small hours of this morning we will govern as a party of one nation, one united kingdom. that means ensured this recovery reaches all parts of our country, from north to south from east to west. >> it was primary a disaster for the main labour administration,
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labour party now faces another search for a new identity and a new leader too. >> britain needs a strong labor party. britain needs a labor part that can rebuild after this defeat so we can have a government that standings up for working people again. and now it's time for someone else to take forward the leadership of this country. >> the liberal democrats were also decimated. its leader nick clegg kept his seat but he too resigned. leader nigel farag became the third party leader to go. not in their wildest dreams could the conservative party have determined that this could have turned out so well for them. free rein to continue their
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economic programs, for the labor party and the liberal democrats that means months if not years of regrouping and for the u.k. independence party they only have one mp and most of the people in the streets would not even recognize him. the scottish nationalists swept all before them winning all but three seats. all the talk in westminster is the prize will be full control over their finances as the sceftsdz try stop another push for independence from the u.k. so the british political map has in fault lines new political forces replacing old ones. with england supporting right ring politics and scotland the opposite a disunited kingdom.
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>> and barbara serra. >> crucially he has that majority in parliament and none of the opinion polls guessed that he would get. but the irony is, right now he needed 326 members of parliament he has 330 not that big a majority at all especially when you compare it to the majority that tony blare had when he first won the election in 1997, that's more than 170 seats and more than 160 again when he would be in 2001. so it's going to be quite a challenging time for mr. cameron, and the most challenging the referendum he
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promised in and out membership of the european union something of course was a key part of uc impp's managed to get 4 million votes many of those votes taken from the conservatives. so that would be a challenge for the prime minister and quite a worry for the rest of europe as well considering what a key role the united kingdom plays within the european union that along with other challenges ahead for mr. cameron, how he keeps his party united and many of his back benchers. if he is going to keep his majority in parliament. >> two car bombs have exploded in northern iraq, killing at least 17 ministers. iraq is blaming the islamic state of iraq and the levant for the bombing 35 others were injured. a court in spain has ordered
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the detention of a marsh from the ivory coast who tried to smuggle his son into europe in a suitcase. security scanned the suitcase and found the eight-year-old inside. city of siutha, a spanish border town. the boy is now in the custody of officials in siutha,. up to 800 people lost their lives when their boat capsized last month in the mediterranean's most deadly migrant tragedy in living memory. trying to cross to europe into a new life, now they have found the boat hundreds of meters below the water. stefanie dekker reports. >> you can still make out parts of the ship despite the murky water, what you can't see are the bloated bodies of hundreds of people trapped inside.
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the italian navy has released these pictures. >> translator: we have found 90 bodies, it's impossible to say exactly how many. the majority is inside the bottom of the boat but it does amount to what the survivors have told us, there were about 800 on the bolt. >> a tunisian is believed to be the captain and a syrian helping him. a robot has been gathering vital information around the wreck which lies 370 meters below the surface. some of the navy ships that have been involved in that search are now returning to port, and investigators will be scrutinizing the footage of that wreck. one of the key questions is whether some of the migrants were locked inside giving them absolutely no chance of survival once the ship started going
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down. the prosecutor says he would rather continue the investigation without having to lift the boat out of the water. but matteo renzi has said they will do everything they can for the survivors. still to come, one of the world's most famous football players has his assets frozen. and why pakistan is paying millions of dollars to protect its sovereignty. overeignty.
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>> it's good to have you with us it's elizabeth peranem. ceasefire will go into effect on tuesday and will only last five days, and depending on the houthi rebels also agreeing to stop their fighting. david cameron won a narrow majority in parliament. the italian navy has found a ship which capsized last month killing 800 people, migrants were trying to cross from north africa to europe. one of egypt's most popular football players has had his assets seized. because of his ties with the
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outlaw muslim brotherhood. >> mohamed abu traker is egypt arguably egypt's best footballer. and named player of the year four times. the now retired midfielder is also a supporter of mohamed morsi. egyptian authorities say his support went further through his travel company the footballer helped finance the outlawed muslim brotherhood. his assets have been seized until a court decides what to take next. he took to twitter saying i will not leave my country and i will work here for my country.
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revealing a tee shirt, with the slogan sympathize with gaza. >> translator: i wore the shirt which everyone is talking about from a humanitarian point of view and my message does not have any relation to the political issue. >> reporter: at the time his fans came out in support. now they're doing the same. >> translator: i believe that the majority of the people will support him. he already had an outpouring of support online. >> translator: it is quite disgusting i can't believe it would happen to abu traka he is a role model especially where it comes to sportle. >> he has kept his views quiet since muslim brotherhood was named a terrorist organization in 2013. but his stance is well-known. no amount of fame will afford
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immunity. kim vanel al jazeera. >> the latest employment rates out show the unemployment has fallen. andy gallagher reports from las vegas a city still suffering the effects of the financial crisis. >> reporter: at the height of the recession job connect in north las vegas could barely cope with the number of people looking for work. things have improved since then but this city was one of the hardest hit during the financial crisis and for many its recovery continues to be painfully slow. office manager jessica hoit still hears heartbreaking stoirt every day. >> we have people coming in who said i needed a job yesterday i'm close to losing my house i'm homeless, i need to get back on my feet. but we have some measures of
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success. >> she has been unemployed since december savings gone, beginning to lose hope. >> i've been applying 100 times probably no calls if they call you, as soon as they see you that's it. so it's hard. >> las vegas is a place that's almost entirely reliant on tourism dollars. some indications of a recovery. for thousands then the desperate search for work continues but there are some encouraging signs for the las vegas economy. for the first time people are moving to the city to take up work but perhaps significantly important lessons have been learned for the future.
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>> long time resident john says the place known as sin city is finally heading in the right direction. >> we have to grow up, we can't just rely on gaming an tourism we have to diversify the economy and make those proper investments. >> las vegas saw a record number of vistaors and the population is beginning to grow but the underlying unemployment rate is still high and the city is set for a long road to recovery. andy gallagher, al jazeera america, las vegas. >> chile's michel bachelet is
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choosing a cabinet. united nations has made an urgent appeal for calm in burundi. so far at least 13 people have died in protests that began over two weeks ago that's after president pierre nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term in office. arrested a teenager in melbourne and explosive devices isn't being named because of his age. facing a closed court on monday. now as the death toll from nepal's devastating erik rises to 7900, with the monsoon season
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only weeks away the need for help is critical. andrew simmons reports from sindalpalchuk. >> more helicopters more food supplies after a slow-motion start, some demands are gradually being answered. but the aid effort still isn't keeping pace with need. the monsoon season means this area to the north could be totally cut off within weeks. in the east where aid convoys are able to drive through this district many small villages are dependent on small deliveries of food. students giving food packs. >> we are not getting a real amount of help. >> further down the road largers amounts of rice are now being issued. but even bigger problems than
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food lurk in this gloom. the help sign here in what used to be the village of hare relates to mostly shelter. this man shows me what is left of his home. he's managed to build a temporary shelter but it's inadequate. >> the tents are in short supply supply. rains continue so it's difficult to do anything. >> main town of chatara where there was hardlifully help, a humanitarian villages has swung up. drinking waters are reaching the people here but nobody is getting any materials for shelter. it's been more than a week since we visited and the situation for shelter has hardly improved at pull.
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everywhere you go people are calling for tarpaulin and tents. >> unfortunately with the rain, it gives us a limited amount of time. >> back here they have no sanitation infrequent water supplies and their calls for help and shelter are still unanswered as the aid convoys roll past, andrew simmons, al jazeera america nepal. >> rescued last month after they were tortured and kept in slave like conditions, felt to be mainly from myanmar but officials are still trying to verify their citizenship.. >> it was poverty that drove katy's son away, first to thiestled then to indonesia. we are a farmer family but it
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was no longer profitable to work on the farm. oriented we don't have enough money to start any other business so my son said the farmers were losing money and he needed to find work somewhere else. >> he said he would be back in three years those years have come and gone without a work e-word from him. katy has just found out her son is safe after being rescued by indonesian authorities. her son could be one of hundreds of applying rant workers forced to work in slave like conditions on fishing trawlers in indonesia. these men many of whom are from myanmar. pupu knows her son is among them. laj met him last month where he
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is waiting to be repatriated. it's small comfort for her. she didn't know whether he was dead or alive. tri i have relied >> translator: i have waited for my two sons, all they have to come home now. >> travel documents of hundreds ever indonesian rescued earlier. there will bement more men and women eager for better paying jobs abroad, despite,. >> now the philippines president pennibenino ano aquino,.
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>> we are hoping that everybody's questions are clarified, so there's stability in the region, for everybody's prosperity which i think all ghosts in the area are aspiring for their people. thank you. >> pakistan's government says, spending millions of dollars to project an image of a strong state with a rich history of culture. robin walker sends this story. >> if you've ever tried leerng language, you'll note that songs can help. this is also keeping live an ancient oral tradition.
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anna worries that the kazakh language is in trouble. >> translator: we ling wisconsins are very much concerned about the type of kazakh is learned. >> there is a mission to strengthen not only the kazakh culture you about 500 years of kazakh history. an order from the president of kazakh itself. >> there is no doubt that this is as vital as the air we breathe, we sometimes have to look back and see our history. >> he's been given lots of money but less than a year to file a ten part series. >> that's what this 82 year is,
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a multimillion dollar projects. one of the is most are important things is it's going to be in kazakh language. is so why the urgency they want they are anxious about their own future, i heard russian or hybrid of the two. >> it may not be anna's solution to the problem but i showed a journalist a traditional video. >> kazakh girls would not throw their hair around like that. >> attracting a cult following that he tells me is having unexpected benefits. >> a lot of people said, after
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living through my sons, i'm not sure but i.s.i.l. clieted this. >> if top down directives wouldn't allow this might. robin forester walker, al jazeera. on "america tonight". the shocking story of the homeless on capitol hill, and in the halls of power. also tonight: convicted at an early age and locked up for life. >> i don't want this to be the