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seven former detainees spoke to reporters about what they've witnessed they say rape electrocution and beatings took place at five detention centers including at the iraqi forces headquarters in the country the u.a.e. mission in geneva tweeted that it has never managed or run prisons or secret detention centers in yemen but the accusations don't come as a surprise in march human rights groups accuse the united arab emirates of making arbitrary arrests in southern yemen we have. asked that the u.a.e. is responsible for. over an arbitrary detention. for months many residents demanded to know where their missing relatives are u.a.e. military commanders in yemen have repeatedly denied running secret prisons there. the heavy government said it best to go with the u.n. he has left and he will use again but abuses continue and all the
prisoners have. rights. the three year war in yemen has caused a complete breakdown of law and order especially in the south where militias operate beyond the control of the courts and the internationally recognized government in addition to the disappearances and torture there have been reports of executions and assassinations diana carom al-jazeera alex evans is a reporter with the online news publication the intercept and covers human rights issues he says the u.s. is aware of the accusations but is turning a blind eye. what we've learned in this associated press report is that in m.r. audie run prisons in yemen mass rape is being used as a weapon of torture and interrogation and humiliation it's a war crime on a pretty epic scale and that the u.s. is turning a blind eye to it completely i know from my own reporting that the u.s.
government is not being frank even with u.s. lawmakers about what the u.s. role in these prisons are and so we're a long way from having any kind of public accountability on what's going on in south yemen. i mean i find it really hard to believe with the a.p. reporting last year that u.s. officials have gone into these prisons and conducted interrogation i find it impossible to believe that they didn't notice handcuffs on the wall or the equipment you need to electrocute someone it's just implausible so the u.s. is turning a match either turning a massive blind eye or they're being openly deceptive about the role in these prisons and one thing i would add we just in the united states we just got through a several months long confirmation process for our cia director gina housefull that centered on her role in bush era torture programs and she told members of congress this is in the past tortures in the past we've learned our lessons but it's quite
clear that the u.s. is still heavily reliant on torture as long as someone else is willing to do our dirty work the saudi immorality coalition in yemen says that it's taken full control of the airport in data that's a key step in its offensive to push the rebels from the city but the people of the data accord between the fighting and dwindling supplies ports. another kind of battle in the streets of the besieged yemeni city of her data water is scarce and supplies are running out and this woman her husband and their eight children were living near her daters airport when it was seized by forces allied to this coalition. and we fully expect we don't know where to go next we're trying to manage we got this through donations she's not the only one who feels helpless. where do we go no place for us to go. a few kilometers away fighters loyal to president who months or celebrate his they take control of one day the airport the
balance tipped by air power supplied by saudi arabia and the u.a.e. who've intensified air strikes over the last few days who the rebels are retreating from the airport but they say they still can. the city and the seaport yemen's imports including food and aid as well as its oil exports all go through her data the coalition accuses iran of smuggling weapons into get them through the seaport to her and the who face a that snore true speaking in a pro who at the t.v. network the rebels leader remains defiant. most of the coastal area of the hama and her data still free enter a large area of the coast is under control of our people and our army and even if they bring the world's armies we will not submit a collapse the coalition also says who the fighters are using the civilians crowding into makeshift tents as human shields they say who the tanks are hidden in populated areas but where they've been shelling the airport and mobile phone
footage shows plumes of smoke as air strikes creep closer to the center of the city aid agencies say any break in supplies of water food and medicine will make the severe humanitarian crisis even worse for the people of hard data the chances of survival are dwindling rubout us of our disease. here with the news hour from now to zero still to come on the program we'll find out why helping refugees and asylum seekers could land you in jail in hungary. and the. streets become battlefields in nicaragua as anti-government protesters take on paramilitary groups and the call for the president to step down this growing ever louder. sport spain of portugal at the top of the world cup group we'll tell you how they did it a little later.
the united nations says the number of refugees is more than doubled since one thousand nine hundred fifty one on june twentieth that year the u.n. adopted the refugee convention and since two thousand and one the event is observed as world refugee day as a twenty seventeen more than sixty eight million people have been forcibly displaced of them twenty five point four million have fled to other countries to escape violence and persecution more than half are under the age of eighteen that's the highest number of child refugees since the second world war even more staggering forty four thousand five hundred people are being displaced each day that's one every two seconds or fighting in libya has forced more than two hundred thousand people from their homes the u.n. has set up hundreds of projects to try to help them but many of those internally displaced say what they really want is political stability. had reports from libya's capital tripoli. this is one of at least ten camps for internally displaced
libyans in the capital close to four hundred families have been living here for nearly seventy years they were forsett from their hometown of one of our for supporting deposed leader moammar gadhafi. has a large family and can only find part time work. this camp is crowded i live with my two wives and ten thousand children in only two rooms it's very tough it's not getting any better for. the united nations refugee agency is setting up aid projects nationwide to a live in the suffering of displaced people retired as we speak three hundred. impact projects around this country several million dollars worth of projects and i came to libya also with a view to increase to expand this project philippa grandy says there are about two hundred thousand displaced people in libya libya is in this camp have recently been
given permission to return home following any consolation deal with the rebels and the city of misrata but they don't know when that will be because the reconstruction work needs to be completed first and that could take months. there are also about internally displaced people who cannot go back home. it is the thirty three thousand families have been displaced different. since warlord behaved that large of his military campaign in eastern libya they include fall timidly she's lived in tripoli for three years sometimes out of nowhere the owner of the house could just it happens where you just the tell you i'm not renting the house anymore you have to leave you know you just think every day what's going to happen. i mean i feel like sometimes a stranger you know he i mean like there's no support whatsoever from the government omar and thousands of others continue to rely on humanitarian assistance
until they are finally allowed home. and her family going home is a distant dream they need a political breakthrough n.p.'s. tripoli leaders from ten e.u. nations will meet in brussels on sunday to try to resolve divisions over immigration it comes ahead of an e.u. summit on thursday next week on overhauling the blocs asylum system the issue is threatening to split germany's chancellor angela merkel's coalition government she's under pressure to reach a deal that would allow germany to turn back asylum seekers who brought just as in another e.u. country dominic kane reports from berlin. in calling an unofficial e.u. summit of eight member states the president of the european commission is seeking to find a way to bring member states together who deal with as
a sort of front line of of immigration the people trying to claim asylum the point here is that you have the germans the austrians the french and other countries all seeking some form of accommodation to try to reduce the tension that has come in the immigration crisis at the same time in hungary you have the government of victoria byron at his feet as a party using their supermajority in parliament to amend the constitution in two ways the first being to make it a criminal offense punishable with a jail term for non-governmental organizations to provide assistance to what the government considers to be illegal immigrants and then the second change to say that hungary should not be populated with alien populations that's their words that the point here is it shows the dichotomy that the difference in approach between what the supranational e.u. wants to achieve and what certain governments and central eastern europe and europe want to achieve and they seem very far apart. hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants trying to reach europe each year spain has seen
a huge rise in the number of arrivals with more than eleven hundred people entering in the first ten days of this month alone can call pen the whole has worn off in the port city of al mariya. right now we're on the decks of the out of them out of polynesia and this is one of these characteristic orange rescue vessels being run by spain's marine rescue service now this ship right now is on high alert in case any calls come through telling them that there are some of these rickety fishing vessels bringing refugees and migrants from the shores of northern africa the coast of northern africa from here lies about one hundred sixty kilometers to our south but it's vessels like this that have been instrumental in saving lives on the western mediterranean migration route this year so far because bain has seen a three fold increase in their armor of refugees and migrants heading here compared
to the say the same time last year now it's captain miguel part of one of the me who's invited is on board and he's been explaining to me a little bit about the work overnight sunday monday he and his eight person crew pulled on to decks here one hundred fifty two migrants this is video he recorded in an earlier rescue in february. in africa because it is as you approach them you have to try to calm them down because they try to jump on board and they're very frightened and this is another clip recorded last year. the joy of being rescued just knowing you're going to survive by yourself as my use of the five younger pushed and it's the greatest satisfaction you can have when you rescue people especially when there's women and children on the climb on board thank you yeah. in just the month of june alone the figures being brought to spain the number of
migrants and refugees arriving in spain is double the number arriving to italy and that suggests perhaps a change in migration patterns instead of migrants trying to get across the perilous libya italy route they're now being pushed towards the western mediterranean and that is going to mean a very hot summer thorough miguel parcher and his crew on this vessel and walk them up olympia greece is playing host to around fifty thousand refugees discipline struggling to accommodate the more serious lawrence lee reports now from salonica the new rebellious and see migron and the refugee mood that's currently sweeping so many european countries has consequences and this is one of them that's one of the northern greece absolutely stinks here is full of mosquitoes and everybody's got. the mostly afghans actually here and they're suffering from the consequence of the
decision was taken by germany among other countries that afghans aren't worthy of asylum claims are the only to go back. a lot of these people have told us that they're running away from the taliban and you know they live like this because it's actually better than the what what it would be like if they went home again but the conditions here are utterly utterly brutal there's a lot of hate. as thinks he's got this reputation for looking after people is horrible five thousand in proper accommodation but it's already full and so they're living like there's dozens and dozens of people here all the last time i was here actually was a couple winters ago if one is twenty one or about tell a fifteen people there's now seventy or eighty in a lot more in the evening and the problem for greece is that if these countries who are meeting on sunday morning in the european summit next week say we're just going to take anybody we're going to close the borders is greece's responsibility then this is going to be a massive pileup here all of these people have come across the land border which we revealed several months ago the ever river crossing they've all done that because
of the land and you can walk across from turkey to to northern greece and that's now the main route here there are thousands of people stuck back up the new balkan routes and they're completely traps they can't move on they've got no money and they can't stay here because basically they're living like dogs and in the absence of any k. here in european policy the quota system for share refugees around is dead countries like italy and austria are saying we don't anything to do with it greece seems to be the one that's going to suffer the most consequences and this is the human result of all that hungary has defied e.u. law and passed a bill criminalizing assistance to undocumented immigrants under the so-called stop soros law aid workers could face up to a year in jail if they help people seek asylum from minister viktor orban claims hunt gary an american businessman george soros for encouraging mass migration to europe soros denies this. today's world refugee day and the government instead of
providing protection have decided to actually not provide protection deny protection and if the side with the persecutors it starts to persecute even individuals human rights defenders and others who assist asylum seekers i think this is a new low point for hungary today where even lawyers could face criminal prosecution something that has not been heard of since the one nine hundred fifty certainly the syrian army many aspects of this are i think every day. something a little more uplifting russians are reveling in football world cup success right now one of the first two teams to qualify for the knockout stages fans of basking in the host countries unexpectedly strong start to the tournament the lowest ranked team has reached the last sixteen for the first time since one nine hundred eighty
six when it was part of the soviet union russia's place was guaranteed off to europe why beat saudi arabia one nil much to their fans the lights the south americans and the host nation both have two wins from as many matches and they'll meet on monday to decide who qualifies top of the group and hang around for the day world cup action we'll have that coming up in what a little over twenty minutes time in the sports. rival leaders in south sudan begin a new efforts to end the country's civil war. calls for a doctor to be charged in the u.k. after patients die after being given high doses of painkillers. in the sport as well as the world cup we look back at one of the at the careers of one of the golf things great. sports in around twenty minutes from now.
hello again we'll look at the americas this time and across north america we've got some heavy rain across parts of the southeast some flooding here along the gulf of mexico coastline showers pushing up the front direction across parts of the midwest still looking pretty wet and elsewhere across southeast there is looking shower a little bit cooler for washington and new york compare with recent days meanwhile out across the northwest we've got some showers there for seattle and some showers across the rockies for the south looking find some francisco getting up to twenty two degrees celsius and the showers continue across eastern areas now down into the caribbean for the audience who still got a weakness around central areas giving some heavy rain across eastern parts of cuba through jamaica and also for haiti up through the isthmus again silicon showery in places and the showers extending up through into parts of mexico some heavy downpours still possible here rather cloudy picture across parts of the yucatan
peninsula heading into friday not a great deal of change still plenty of showers around mexico for south america heavy showers across venezuela through towards colombia continue but really when she comes out it's looking fine until you get down toward you or go on the far south of brazil with that frontal system but that does tend to clear away during the course of friday we're looking at highs of fifteen degrees in buenos aires.
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president donald trump has bowed to pressure and signed an executive order to end his policy of separating migrant families at the southern border the children will now be detained with the parents but for a maximum of twenty days president trump the wants that extended. seven former detainees of prisons run by the united arab emirates in yemen have to scribe what they call systematic sexual torture they told the associated press that they were raped and abused by yemeni guards working on the offices at e.u. leaders will hold an emergency meeting in brussels on sunday to try to resolve divisions over immigration it comes ahead of an e.u. summit next thursday on overhauling the blocks asylum system the issue is threatening to split german chancellor angela merkel's coalition government. human rights groups in nicaragua say that at least six people died in violence on tuesday in the western city of messiah antigovernment protesters forthwith police and
paramilitaries off the opposition representatives and catholic church mediators walked out of talks with the government protesters say they no longer recognize the authority of president daniel ortega more than one hundred eighty people have died in two months of violent protests sparked by ortega's plans to reform the welfare system the secu live now to managua al-jazeera and while ruffo is via skype but with us someone will give us an update on a side of them where nicaraguan police were trying to take back control of the city yes well certainly most people here in the crowd were hoping that the calm that we've seen today it's held special after several days of bile and specifically in the city of messiah as you mentioned where much of the most brutal violence has taken place messiah being a place that's almost become symbolic of the resistance against president ortega and just on tuesday it was that those clashes that ended with six people being
killed i want to give you an idea of what the bias was like take a look. confrontations between anti-government protesters and paramilitary groups have claimed more lives in messiah nicaraguan police and government backed militias fired on demonstrators as scores of people fled to their homes for cover the latest offensive by police comes after the representatives of the resistance movement in messiah declared they would no longer allow themselves to be governed by a president or. going to. the blood of our brothers who have been cowardly murdered demand that we continue belligerently an unwavering towards the fight until or take it is gone. messiah is where much of the most brutal fighting has been concentrated as police attempted to regain control of the city massed protesters huddled behind barricades to shield themselves from live rounds one demonstrator continued to fire his homemade mortar at police even after being shot in the arm but i'm not some of
us is that and there's no. i've been shot with a bullet here it's not possible that we're going to give up easily messiah is ready to fight and using our mortars we will kick them out long live messiah. the political crisis in the is now in its second month after protests over pension reform plan were met with violence by the government a growing opposition movement is now calling for the immediate resignation of president or at least one hundred eighty six people have died since the start of the conflict law enforcement authorities maintain that their efforts are to combat a delinquent movement that is part of a conspiracy against the government commerce in messiah once a popular tourist has been halted with all roads leading into the city blocked off there are now reports that food and supplies are running out one of the main conditions for the peace talks to resume is for president or if they got to end the repression against anti-government demonstrators without
a stop to violence against civilians it's hard to imagine a national dialogue that will successfully restore the peace anytime soon. now as far as those peace talks go president or what they got today did formally in by members of the united nations a delegation from the european and european union as well as the intermarriage commission on human rights but it remains to be seen whether or not these peace talks the the national dialogue will resume again one of those conditions for the peace talks resume was for the you have been heavy handed crackdown on anti-government demonstrations to end so while things are quiet here for the for the time being there is a general sense a general worry among people in need that i want that violence could spark up again at any moment and once again the rail that national dialogue on of all many thanks indeed al-jazeera has been all right below there in. the israeli military says that it's hit at least twenty five targets in gaza that it says on links to hamas said
the strikes followed around forty five rockets fired from the strip towards israel most of those rockets were intercepted tensions been high since palestinians began protesting the in the gaza border in april israeli troops have shot and killed one hundred thirty two protests since then kerry forces reports now from west jerusalem . israeli army says that more than forty five rockets and mortars were fired from gaza and territory into israel in the course of the night and in response the israeli military struck twenty five hamas targets within the gaza strip most of them understood to be empty military compounds training areas and the like all the palestinian sources two reports at least two palestinians being injured in those strikes on the israeli side the israeli military is saying that seven of the projectiles were intercepted by the iron dome system at least three fell within
gaza and territory but three did fall within populated areas in israel close to the gaza border and in one instance there was damage to buildings and cars but no injuries reported on the israeli side all of this comes in the context of the protests that we've been seeing in the last few months the around one hundred thirty palestinians who've been killed by israeli snipers during that period the ongoing humanitarian crisis within gaza and the biggest military flare up we've seen since twenty fourteen which took place at the end of last month amid all of this of course an intensifying it is what has become a fairly major political problem for the israeli government the continued use of in century kites and balloons by people within gaza flying them on the prevailing westerly winds into israeli territory and burning large swathes of largely agricultural land this is something that many people in israel have been protesting about asking for some kind of response from the government and indeed
a senior right winger in the israeli coalition government of benjamin netanyahu has been calling for people flying those kinds to be targeted directly by the israeli military another minister saying about is not government policy they will continue the army's recommendation to increase the targeting of hamas targets in response to this practice but it is something that is bringing some pressure to bear on the israeli government nine. decide according to any number of reports wants an escalation to a full blown conflict at this stage and both to understand what have become the rules of the game over many years now but it is always possible that an escalation can take place even if neither side wants it a un report says that both the syrian government and rebel groups committed war crimes during the battle for eastern ghouta earlier this year pro assad forces backed by russia read to the damascus suburb in april after a two month offensive that left almost fifteen hundred people dead un investigators say they found evidence of systematic government bombardments of civilian areas and
a deliberate campaign to stop residents with blockades preventing the delivery of humanitarian aid the report also accuses rebels of indiscriminate shelling of civilians in damascus south sudan's rival leaders are holding talks in ethiopia to try to end the five year civil war president salva kiir and rebel leader haven't met face to face since a peace deal fell apart in twenty sixteen leaving mashad to go into exile ethiopia is helping to mediate the talks tens of thousands of people have died in the fighting and millions have been displaced catherine sawyer reports now from nairobi in neighboring kenya. this is hugely significant considering how the two leaders badly fell back in two thousand and sixteen during that violence in the capital juba react much are fled the country has been under house arrest in the south and south africa both sides of the queues each other off starting that fight and so
there's a lot of bad blood between the two leaders and a lot of mistrust as well to the fact that they have actually come to buy an ethiopian are actually neat thing and talking that alone brings a sense of renewed hope in south sudan so what will they be talking about going forward we are told that they will be discussing mainly among other things of polish sharing do we expect any deal to be signed a lot of south sudanese are waiting and it's going to be interesting to see how all this plays out going forward. very low. optimism levels in south sudan right now because these leaders have met before they have signed peace agreements before but those peace agreements and peace deals have been broken so it's going to be interesting to see what happens in the war in south sudan is also complicated father because now we have malta people fighting groups for various. interests but a lot of people i've talked to are saying that the fact that react much are in
president salva kiir have actually come to the negotiating table actually wheeling to talk that alone may move forward the peace process and give hope to south sudanese who have suffered for such a long time eritrea as president assayas says that he's sending a senior delegation to ethiopia two weeks after the government there agreed to withdraw its forces from a disputed border region earlier this month ethiopia announced that it would fully accept the terms of a peace agreement that was signed eighteen years ago more than seventy thousand people were killed during a two year border war between the two countries that began in one nine hundred ninety eight. the losses incurred and time wasted have been huge but as the damage accumulated in things became increasingly in bearable it spurred the wrath and rebellion in the people of ethiopia who said enough is enough with your peers now
returning point it remains a priority for us to be actively engaged for this reason we will send a delegation to. and come up with a plan for future action at least ten people died when daybreak from a copper mine in zambia collapsed it's unclear what caused the incident in a kit way in the north east of the country but police say that several other people are injured north korea's leader has wrapped up his two day visit to china xi jinping china's president has vowed to support north korea's economic reconstruction and said that there would be there were definitely be peace and stability on the korean peninsula kim jong un was in china to brief she on his historic meeting with the u.s. president earlier this month the trip is kim jong un's third visit to china since march macedonia's parliament has approved a deal to end a twenty seven year old naming dispute with greece the country's name will be changed to the republic of northern macedonia the foreign ministers of the two
countries signed the accord on sunday greece has a province called macedonia and wanted the balkan nation to change its name to prevent territorial claims to that region greece's parliament now has to ratify the deal thousands of protesters have rallied in romania as capital against laws that they say will worsen high level corruption measures include a limit on criminal investigations to one year unless charges are laid before then romania has one of the worst records for corruption in the e.u. critics say the new laws will make romania a paradise for criminals. it's emerged that over a number of years more than four hundred fifty people died at a hospital in the u.k. after being given high doses of painkillers the new report has found that there was an institutional practice of administering opioids that many patients didn't need campaign is now calling for criminal charges against the prescribing doctor.