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the. gunmen attacked afghanistan's interior ministry building in a high security zone in kabul. you're watching al-jazeera life from a headquarters and. also a heads results from over a thousand polling stations canceled in iraq the election commission says it's found evidence of fraud. palestinian groups say they've reached a cease fire with israel after the worst gaza flare up in four years and labor unions in greece strike against austerity measures as the country's financial bailout program nears its end.
a group of gunmen have attacked the afghan interior ministry headquarters in the capital kabul police say a car bomb was detonated at the entrance and then several gunmen managed to get inside the compound security forces say they battled the attackers for more than two hours before subduing them. a suicide attacker detonated his explosive at the entrance of the interior ministry and people right after the blast i saw other attackers who had military uniforms getting out from an armored vehicle . jennifer joining us from kabul with an update if there's been a claim of responsibility jennifer. daryn i haven't heard a claim of responsibility it's happened it's happened in the last couple of minutes we do not know who was responsible for this we do know the taliban though in their spring offensive just in the last week or so issued
a warning to afghans to stay away from ministries from police stations and from anything associated with the government or the military this was a bold attack on a heavily fortified compound the ministry of interior the interior ministry spokesman tells us the ten attackers were involved in this assault started like so many others here with an explosion at the for at the main gates and then attackers heading in we are told they did not get into the main compound itself it is not a big road in kabul though and it was a it was shut down snarling traffic throughout the city and for about an hour an hour and a half flights also were diverted from the international airport here because the ministry of interior is not far from the runway of the international airport so it's caused a lot of chaos here in the capital the minister of interior was already on high alert after a car bomb was found there friday and diffused outside that ministry so with the spring offensive that's cold now in place do expect heightened security measures at
a government buildings like the interior ministry. there have been heightened security measures all around the city there are new checkpoints a lot of more a lot more police and military trucks large trucks have been banned are not allowed to come into the city during the daytime they are searched and they're allowed to come in and do what they need to do in the city at night time. certainly security has been heightened at ministries like the ministry of and ministry of interior but despite this these attacks continue as it has just been the taliban as well has launched attacks here in kabul killing hundreds of people since the beginning of this year many of them very bold attacks now this one on the ministry of interior really was. an ambitious because it is a heavily fortified compound with a lot of buildings inside and a lot of guards and a lot of military police there protecting it's it has been
a very difficult time everybody here in kabul is on edge and around the country we're also hearing that the taliban. took over a district in tahrir in the northeast of the country today as well and they have been attacks in local and other parts of the country to jennifer glass thank you a flare up of violence between the israeli army and armed palestinian factions in gaza appears to be over hamas and islamic jihad say they've reached a ceasefire agreement with israel bringing an end to the worst fighting between the two sides in four years fighting was marked by twenty four hours of palestinian rocket attacks on israeli airstrikes mostly on tuesday meanwhile two palestinians are still in israeli detention off for taking part in the first ever attempt from gaza to breach israel's naval blockade on tuesday is really navy intercepted what was called the freedom boat shortly after it set sail from gaza shores as you can see bernard smith has more from gaza. it's been quiet in gaza since about four
am local time when a cease fire appears to taken hold this we understand was following a message delivered from the israelis by egyptian mediators to the different palestinian factions in gaza saying that if you do not stop firing rockets and mortars into israel now then israel will retaliate in a much stronger way perhaps even targeting the leaderships of the different palestinian factions in gaza that seems to have done the trick the groups here in gaza saying while they have agreed to a cease fire what happened in the throughout the night was that because islamic jihad was the main protagonist and started firing these rockets into israeli territory then the kassam brigade hamas is armed wing felt obliged to join in there was pressure on the street to show its strength so this is when more and more
groups started joining in firing rockets and mortars into israel and israel continued to fire rockets into gaza hit targets in gaza both sides exchange all of this fire till four o'clock when find about message seems to have come through on the palestinian groups have taken notice iraq's electoral commission says it's canceling the results from over a thousand polling stations used in this month's parliamentary vote it says it witnessed evidence of fraud and voting centers both in iraq and for ex-pats in other countries around ten percent of the total votes will now be manually recounted negotiations to form a government with the winning walk led by shiite cleric that a sudden are still going on trial stratford's joining us from baghdad to tell us more about how this decision came about charlie. well you have worrying times here in what can really be described certainly in the weeks since the election as being a bit of a celebration in terms of the security of this country and how smoothly those
elections went we understand that this all started yesterday a group of parliamentarians coming together and putting pressure on the government here on the independent electoral commission to make these recounts in certain areas of the country areas including baghdad bill unbias a lot had been an in of the majority of these areas interest in the sunni areas and it's also worth pointing out that many of these parliamentarians as soon as he didn't do very well in the recent elections now today a parliamentary session has continued and that pressure has seemingly had results now on the independent electoral commission these parliamentarians now saying that they are putting a draft law together in which they are asking for the entire election to be done again for there to be a manual recount of votes. right the way across the country and they're
demanding that in this law that they speed down with the judiciary the iraqi judiciary supervising and the u.n. presence here the u.n. mission in iraq it's also important to recognize that this is a draft and will and it how the sea will have to be drafted and read debated and there are a lot of loops and hoops that have to be jumped through before that law is policy but it just shows you how tense potentially the situation can be here in iraq following these elections so how worrying then is all of this for the negotiations that are going on right now to form a government after the elections. well it was the prime minister hyderabadi yesterday who came out very interesting lisa said that he was concerned and said that if this kind of if these allegations continue and the scope pressures continue on the government then we risk seeing what he described as
a political vacuum in iraq obviously the election commission as i think you reported of threatened if these kind of allegations continue instability indeed. rises then we could even risk this is according to the election commission potentially a civil war here we know how difficult it has been to get these elections through smoothly in iraq we know the history of this country we know how sectarianly divide is so certainly this is a worrying development but there is a lot that certainly these parliamentarians have to do in order for this draw floor to become law and for any kind of potential recount manually or otherwise to happen all right charles stratford reporting from baghdad thank you the north korean leader kim jong un's right hand man is on his way to the united states kim young told boarded a flight from beijing to new york a few hours ago he's the vice chairman of north korea's ruling party and is to hold talks with the u.s.
secretary of state my pompei or later and that should pave the way for a summit between donald trump and kim jong un in singapore next month well the u.s. state department has suggested that summit is back on. the united states continues to actively prepare for president trump's expected summit with leader kim in singapore president trump will meet with prime minister shinzo abbay of japan on june the seventh at the white house and as secretary pompei o looks forward to being a part of those meetings north korean vice chairman of the central committee kim yong chal is arriving in new york and will meet with secretary palm pale later this week we also have a u.s. delegation meeting with the north korean delegation in the d.m.z. italy's interim prime minister carlo carli is meeting president. in an attempt to form a new government this comes as leaders of the five star movement on the far right lead have renewed efforts to form a coalition government their supporters have been protesting off to the president vetoed one of their proposed ministers francesco he is head of policy sonar
a political risk consultancy he says because a release thans little chance. but that only the dead men walking literally had absolutely no chances number wise to get the vote of confidence so it's a pretty simple math five star in the league will vote. but so will the p.d. and what they found a circle already stands up to no chance may well what we can have is either new or elections and the earliest we can have them back from the is like twenty nine obviously. you have a black. being the later so normally. you have sixty days that from the day in which ultimate goal they. are so. different today may be returned votes on the twenty ninth
of two. malaysia's new prime minister mahathir mohamad says the search for the missing malaysia airlines flight m h three seventy could resume only if new evidence is found a private us firm was the last team to look for the aircraft but its mission wrapped up on tuesday the plane disappeared in twenty fourteen with two hundred thirty nine people on board the and then there is the. program all over the world and we have not found any evidence yet so we had to come to a stage where we can keep on searching for something that we really cannot find. anybody has any information. really to consider. but at the moment. we had we had to put
a stop to that search. still ahead on al-jazeera french police dismantle a makeshift camp where more than fifteen hundred migrants were living. down running on empty houses strike by truck drivers in brazil is pushing people to the limits. however slightly fun and dry across the good parts of north asia now little eric clapton ling out of the way still want to see the showers on this weather system southern parts of honshu but it's sure to brighten up as we go on through the next day or so a little bit of rain there just coming into q shoe for a time maybe into western parts of honshu but that will just ease a little further east which as we go on through friday brightening up and warming up in the process come back into the korean peninsula get up to thirty one celsius
the fall so how on the other side of the beijing gets up to thirty six degrees but for this area cloud and rain that makes its way into central parts of china sent from the southern areas seen some particularly big downpours so the risk of flooding the eastern parts of china shanghai having authority wet day on thursday that rain makes its way down into northern parts of vietnam hong kong on the other hand should be dry at least for thursday a possibility of some bits and pieces of rain sneaking in as we go on into friday with the wetter weather makes its way further south and you can see the showers also affecting central parts of vietnam by this date sunshine the showers too across southeast asia the philippines seeing some lively downpours wet weather there for malaysia but dry in these. life for centuries now forced to think hard about their future.
al-jazeera worlds meets the nomadic peoples of the atlas mountains. striving to deal with a changing world. and preparing their children for a different way of life. the nomads of morocco on al jazeera. hello again the top stories on al-jazeera iraq's electoral commission says it's canceling the results from over a thousand polling stations used in this month's parliamentary votes around ten percent of the total votes will now be manually recounted
a group of gunmen have attacked the afghan interior ministry headquarters in the capital kabul police say a car bomb was detonated at the entrance and then several gunmen managed to get inside the compound security forces say they battled the attackers for more than two hours before subduing the. italy's interim prime minister carlo carli has been holding talks with the president in an attempt to form a new government president had named the wall rejecting the choice of a populist parties that won the most seats in the recent election both the five star movement on the far right league opposed to rarely they have now renewed efforts to form a coalition government. workers in greece have walked out of their jobs in protest against extending austerity measures as part of the bailout agreement with foreign lenders labor unions have called for a twenty four hour a general strike it will disrupt flights public transport and close schools hospitals will only have emergency stuff greece's latest bailout ends in august but
the austerity measures will continue for at least two more years. one of the conditions of greece's bailout is that it sells some of its stake in the public electricity company but union leaders fear this will lead to the loss of hundreds of jobs john reports from lawfully. megalo pulley introduced electricity to southern greece in one nine hundred seventy the public power corporation p.p.c. invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a power plant based on exclusive access to cheap lignite coal but that is about to change greece's eurozone partners and creditors have ordered the corporation to share access to this abundant fuel in the name of competition the p.p.c. is being forced to sell three power stations and the lignite mines that feed them union leaders fear that will put eleven hundred jobs at risk in this town alone the little guy going to list all the good paying the whole idea this power station called to be did great a to create his energy security for half
a century now we're expected to sell it to a private here in the blink of an eye they're coming in to buy ready built plants and mines that's not development development is building new plants hiring people creating jobs this is a sellout there's enough coal here to run the past ation for another fifteen years that would see most of the present workforce safely into retirement but under privatisation their jobs are guaranteed for only six years so they're looking at the prospect of unemployment in middle age but they are partly the victims of their own success the p.p.c. union has fought liberalization for two decades the public power corporation built the electricity market and its infrastructure from nothing over the past century making money wasn't the point investment in the economy was the goal but under europe's free market rules it must now divest itself of its titanic monopoly it has sold its transmission network is privatizing three profitable power stations and by the end of next year must lose half its client base high carbon dioxide emissions
risk putting lignite coal out of action altogether last year this plant paid thirteen and a half million dollars in emissions fines and their costs have since nearly tripled energy experts say the real value of the sale is not in the existing operation but the thousands. hectors of land and the operating license that come with it so we may well see in a situation where no one or you all know come seen or parades that ignite a few years and then decides to dismantle the lignite. parts of the operation and substituted with a gas power plant or a fourth all take one that's not a transition workers here support renewable energy requires little labor and if this land is given over to a different use it likely won't require the skills jumps at all plus al-jazeera make a locally police in paris are dismantling the largest makeshift camp for refugees
and immigrants in the city the camp in the north east is next to a canal and houses nearly one and a half thousand people they'll now be taken to gymnasiums for this month two migrants drowned in one of the canals along the camp police have cleared out about twenty eight thousand people from camps in the city over the past three years but also butler has more from paris. well there were about thousand five hundred migrants living along this canal in the north of paris and you can see behind me that cleanup operation is still ongoing there were attempts there all along both sides of this canal the conditions are really quite appalling nerdy sanitation everyone here relying on the kindness of strangers and charities for food handouts most of the migrants here were from eritrea so don and somalia now the parish council has actually been in something of a clash with the state governments over the past few months urging the government
to try and do something about the situation to shelter these migrants and i think things really came to a head recently when two migrants drowned in the canal just behind me it was around six o'clock this morning that said the paris police then came down to this area and decide it's clear evacuated it was very peaceful the migrants were placed on the buses and they are being taken we are told by french authorities to shelters across the paris region where they will be hopefully identified we're told those who are eligible for asylum will be supported now in the french government as recently paul said a very tough immigration law it wants to crack down it says almost so-called economic mark runs on illegal immigration and the interior minister sent out a statement this morning about this evacuation saying that those who are eligible will be helped with their asylum procedure but of course admitted in that statement to say what would happen to the others but we know that this government has really
been speeding up deportations and detentions all of illegal migrants what it wants is to try and reduce the number of people coming to from leeds and reduce camps like this which have become a very visible symbol of france's immigration problem and russia has rejected allegations by ukraine that it ordered the killing of a russian journalist living in kiev the above go was shot and killed in his apartment in the ukraine. capital ukraine's prime minister has blamed russia for the shooting police in kiev say the forty one year old dissident could have been targeted because of his job. as a host for crimean tatar t.v. and a senior manager at the station says the shooting was politically motivated. to see schools released this is an ordered political killing of a former russian journalist who was criticizing the policy of the russian federation who was living in ukraine for the past one and a half three is and he worked as a presenter on his t.v. show on crimean tatars t.v.
channel a.t.r. where he used to talk about russia he wrote articles about russia i cannot think of any other reasons but the russian authorities were a challenge more from the russian reaction from moscow. the russian response to all this is pretty textbook they've got you know a well used formula for what they do when incidents take place the they are likely to be blamed for they call for an independent unbiased and swift investigation they say that the incident itself looks like some sort of provocation and they also suggest that the incident is going to be used by russia's adversaries as a way of attacking moscow and we've heard pretty much all of these points being hits by russian commentators by russian politicians in the last few hours sagal of rolf said earlier that the foreign minister said that this was a tragedy of his death but that the ukrainian authorities were essentially jumping
ahead of the investigation in pointing the finger of blame at russia and the kremlin has just spoken as well saying that any accusations against russia are cynical and they're using a line that they used similarly in the aftermath of the script poisoning in london where they said that london had turned into the u.k. had turned into a. and on the safe place for four former russian spies well now the russians are saying that kiev ukraine is clearly an unsafe place for russian journalists truck drivers in brazil enter the second week of a nationwide strike over soaring fuel prices oil workers are now threatening to join them president michel thomas says he's preparing a lawsuit to stop the strikes that have paralyzed latin america's largest economy daniels' finally reports from sao paulo. fuel supplies are now reaching the gas stations but the return to the normality most people crave is still some way
off public transport services were reduced schools closed and domestic flights cancelled. even evil that is. custom to three rubbish collections a week just to see but she still waiting for. the other lima like thousands of others spent five hours in line only for the pump to run dry just as he reached it he hasn't worked since last friday but supports the truck drivers since he believes high fuel prices hurt everyone so what are the possible come up home if i leave now and look for another gas station i will end up running dry in the middle of the street i have enough to get home but i would rather wait here to see if another truck arrives with fuel. this wholesale market in sao paulo or monday we see just ten percent of its normal deliveries fares my employees went on vacations it's just my son and i coming here now to wait for the end of the strike
there's nothing else we can do. the truck drivers road blocks last week stop twenty nine million tonnes of fruit and vegetables from reaching markets the truth is both temporary and fragile the negotiations are continuing however nobody wants to see this kind of an activity they say that he is returning over it'll be some days before these warehouses are again filled up and this street is teeming with trucks unloading fruit and vegetables. many brazilians are taking action to avoid what they see is inevitable future petrol shortages by switching their vehicles to compressed natural gas cleaner cheaper and most importantly available for some of those more filler despair with full until the end of june where for compare city here we needed to extend our working hours to convert around twenty cars daily. while the government has reduced the price of diesel to sixty days tens of
thousands of trucks remain by the roadside the drivers say the offer is not enough and while many agree with them brazil is bracing itself for more difficulties ahead . so. the u.s. says the imposing twenty five percent tariff on fifty billion dollars worth of imports from china it will also restrict investment by chinese companies in the u.s. and limit exports of high tech goods to china earlier this month the two countries agreed to look at measures to cut china's trade surplus in a move that appeared to reduce the risk of a trade war. a u.s. t.v. comedy once praised for its portrayal of working class families has been canceled after its star tweeted an offensive comment actress roseanne barr who supports president donald trump expressed her regrets after her tweet because the public outrage chris is salumi has more. it was hailed as
a show for the times roseanne portrayed a working class white american family the kind that tended to vote for donald trump in the last election and touched on some of the tough political and social issues that currently divide americans what's so deplorable. but the a.b.c. network owned by the media giant disney pulled the plug on it just hours after its controversial star rooms in bar tweeted about a former official who served under president obama she described valerie jarrett who is african-american as if the muslim brotherhood and planet of the apes had a baby with the woman targeted by bar said it was for americans yet another lesson about racism in the united states i think we have to turn it into a teaching moment i'm fine i'm worried about all the people out there who don't have a circle of friends and followers who come right to their defense bar who had also
compared us un ambassador susan rice to an ape in two thousand and thirteen apologized saying i am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks i should have known better forgive me my joke was in bad taste well that is startling news costar and producer sarah gilbert said her comments do not reflect the beliefs of our cast and crew or anyone associated with our show but it was the president of a.b.c. channing dungey herself an african-american who had the final word on the fate of the show roseanne's twitter statement is a borat repugnant and inconsistent with our values she said. and we have decided to cancel her show it shows people stamp prince different opinions and how they resolved that bar has described herself as a trump supporter and the president had called to congratulate her after the premiere of the show did you see roseanne's ratings as you'd walk out big were they there were unbelievable over eighteen million people and it was about us on this
latest controversy however he has so far remained silent kristen salumi al-jazeera . hello again the headlines on al-jazeera iraq's electoral commission says it's canceling the results from over a thousand polling stations using this month's parliamentary votes it says that witness evidence of fraud at voting centers both in iraq and for ex-pats in other countries around ten percent of the total vote will not be manually recounted because she is to form a government with the winning wall cloud by shah clerics. are going on a group of gunmen have attacked the afghan interior ministry headquarters in the capital kabul police say a car bomb was detonated at the entrance and then several gunmen managed to get inside the compound security forces say they battled the attackers for more than
two hours before subduing them. a suicide attacker detonated his explosives at the entrance of the interior ministry and would deter people right after the blast i saw other attackers who had military uniforms getting out from an armored vehicle italy's interim prime minister carlo carli has been holding talks with the president in an attempt to form a new government the two populist parties that won the most seats in the recent election have renewed efforts to form a coalition government both the five star movement on the far right lean oppose closer. malaysia's prime minister mahathir mohamad says the search for the missing malaysia airlines flight m h three seventy could resume only if new evidence is found a private u.s. firm was the last scene to look for the aircraft but its mission wrapped up on tuesday the plane disappeared in twenty fourteen with two hundred thirty nine people on board. russia has rejected allegations by ukraine that it ordered the killing of a russian journalist living in kiev. was shot and killed in his apartment in the
ukrainian capital ukraine's prime minister has blamed russia for the shooting police in kiev say the forty one year old dissident could have been targeted because of his job. workers in greece have walked out of their jobs in protest against extending austerity measures as part of the bailout agreement with foreign lenders labor unions have called for a twenty four hour general strike it will disrupt flights public transport and close schools as well hospitals will only have emergency stuff. those are the headlines on al-jazeera inside story is coming up next statement.
to hold elections in december the decision came in paris organized by the french president. and libya's years long crisis and what does friends have to offer this is inside story. hello and welcome to the program. it was a meeting held in paris in the hopes of a breakthrough for the political crisis in libya and late on tuesday french president announced that rival libyan leaders had agreed to hold elections in december libya has seen years of violence and instability.