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this is news live from berlin a strong condemnation after a deadly coalition air strike in northern yemen at least twenty nine children are killed when the bus that they are traveling in is in rebel held inside the saudi led coalition says that it was targeting missile launchers. also coming up israel launching their strikes against gaza republic killed including a pregnant woman and a child israel says it was in retaliation for rockets and mortars fired from gaza
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and argentina senate votes against legalizing abortion after a marathon debate and thousands cheer the news others launched an angry protests in a country already deeply divided over the right to terminate a pregnancy. leave. welcome to the program aid workers say the dozens have been killed or wounded after airstrikes in rebel held northern yemen most of the victims were children traveling on a bus through a crowded market in saddam province. the saudi led coalition that launched the attack said that the strikes targeted who think rebel positions and a legitimate military action but the coalition has repeatedly faced from widespread international criticism for causing civilian deaths. and we have more now from yemen we are joined by missions that e.t.
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from oxfam he's the country director he's based there in yemen in sanaa and we thank you so much for joining us this evening because we just saw those dramatic images coming in from this attack today what more do we know. well this is a. sock on a school. children. up in the crowded market. many people including children they'd. strongly condemns these talk and any. where there is. even a strike is unacceptable we do want all the competent person is due respect to the international humanitarian law to protect the civilians you mentioned that it was children today who bore the brunt of this attack i mean they were on
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a bus to understand in transit from from a summer camp what more do we know about them well these are children going to the. school they are in school and most of them are even under ten and it happened in the northern part of yemen state called sada and when they were coming. by this market and these things happen. it seems that all parties are not respecting international law as you have requested time and time again in the wake of bombings such as these and you just did it of a few minutes ago what is your message to the parties today. the main message is we want an immediate cease fire to stop the war and we want in ours un security council and member states to put all the pressure on the conflict in parties to the stall of. civilians have immediate cease fire and go back to the
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peace talks outlined by the u.n. a special envoy and civilians last people to get under international human general protecting civilians from the violence providing aid clearly a challenge under the current environment especially with the country on the brink of famine as well tell us more about the challenges that you're facing right now in your work where this recent heard that grasses and then the last week that i can this definitely the international humanitarian community is the really concern here how about we try as much as possible to preposition items to deliver aid to the effort to populations but sometimes we are constrained by the look at the input have been imposed by the authorities here there are security and even access the constraints and definitely this kind of attack and even here we really really want all the parties to provide humanitarian aid workers say passes
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to deliver aid to people affected sometimes in bringing items from outside is also based challenging and time congenitally. mission said in sanaa joining us from oxfam thank you so much. thank you. in other news the un's mideast envoy says that he is deeply alarmed about the latest escalation of hostilities in the gaza strip between israel and hamas three palestinians died in an exchange of hundreds of mortars in air strikes overnight over a dozen more have been reportedly injured in israel israeli airstrikes today despite international attempts to mediate the funeral for two of those victims a pregnant woman and her one year old daughter was held in gaza this afternoon authorities say that a hamas fighter was also killed the u.n. envoy warned of devastating consequences if the current situation is not contained
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. the exchange of fire in gaza comes at a time when it is becoming increasingly difficult for gazans to live their daily lives that is in part due to cuts in u.s. funding for the united nations agency responsible for some five million palestinian refugees us president donald trump has questioned its value after the state department said that the agency known as the u.n. r w a needs reforms. tanya kramer reports from gaza. a sit in then on ross headquarters in gaza city a few employees have even started a hunger strike all of them fear for their jobs among them as psychologists who are shot she will have to work part time for the next six months only a kid to deliver senator gregg's drawing us out in the street i'm thirty eight years old my husband doesn't work i have full clinics but we don't have any other source of in a town or where should i apply for his job i want to get them back most of the anger is directed at the agency
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a hundred and thirteen people lose their jobs with unemployment at more than forty percent in gaza work with the agency had been highly sought after the funding crisis is starting to bite after the u.s. slashed its support for on road back in january there is a ninety million dollars shortfall in its emergency fund which supports food distribution mental health and cash for work programs we're trying the best we can to prioritize the food distribution and that means we have to borrow some money and do less of the other two programs a number of our staff staff roughly a thousand staff are affected by this some of them will continue full time their job some of them will have to move to part time so that we can fit into the budget the food distribution and how must control gaza the crisis over the agency which provides services normally supplied by state comes amid attempts political situation as ceasefire between hamas and israel remains elusive people here are
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very that the cuts in u.s. funding are only the beginning of a wider come pain to take the refugee issue off the agenda israel and the us accuse the un organization of the pet rating the refugee problem but people here say that without the little support they get the situation would be even worse. at the distribution center at the shelter refugee camp people come for their basic item. with the gaza strip seared off by israel and egypt over eighty percent of the population are dependent on aid one break or in the other. every three months or even mohamed going up picks up his family's ration of oil lentils drawer and other items he's a tailor but hardly finds work there was a little of all agency has reduced its own stuff so what will happen to people like me if our coupons are cut even slightly it will hurt the local most of the day to
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day i'm getting seven bags but if they cut it by heart the quantity will not be enough. between never get enough of the food. like for him and his fellow two million gazans remains deeply uncertain. argentina's senate has rejected a bill to legalize abortion by a margin of thirty eight to thirty one the bill would have allowed abortion up to the fourteenth week of pregnancy the issue was proved deeply divisive in argentina it's the homeland of pope francis and the roman catholic church campaigned strongly against the proposed law. the marathon session in the argentinean senate ended shortly before three am as the news broke opponents of the bill erupted in celebration abortion remains essentially illegal yet we came from the country and we're here to protect the rights of the unborn child i thank god and the senate has
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. voted. prior to the decision thousands of pro-choice demonstrators had gathered outside the senate building and the cold and rain the majority of them came here to protest that abortions must be regulated they find any alternative just too unbearable. i have both there in the senate they're the ones responsible for all those women who have died during an illegal abortion they are murderers. a slim majority of argentinian senators eventually rejected the bill that would have legalized abortion. the decision came after heavy pressure from the argentinian catholic church which lobbied hard against the bill. however recent polls suggest that most arjan times back legalizing abortion the vote left many frustrated and disappointed leading to violent protests in some areas. of get a quick check now some other stories that have been making news around the world a seniors in bosnia an opposition figure has appeared at cord accused of inciting
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public violence and publicizing unofficial or fake presidential election results tendai biti had unsuccessfully tried to seek asylum in neighboring zambia the un has expressed its grave concern at reports that zambia had forcibly were turned into finance of a court order. a powerful aftershock has struck the indonesian province of lombok a six point two magnitude magnitude tremor is the strongest of hundreds of aftershocks that have hit area since a deadly quake on sunday officials say that the death toll from sunday's quake has now risen to two hundred fifty nine tens of thousands remain. in moscow says that it is considering how to retaliate against fresh sanctions from washington the west state department announced the punitive measures in connection with the poisoning of former double agent surrogates cripple and his daughter yulia in britain the u.s. and the u.k. say that russia was responsible which the kremlin denies authorities and bellaver
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is have arrested a number of journalists on suspicion of illegally accessing information from the country's state run news agency among those detained is paul york skate a correspondent for russia's service his apartment in minsk was searched for two hours by police who has lodged a protest with the ambassador of belarus in berlin his arrest followed police raids on some of the country's largest independent media outlets local rights groups say that the detentions are part of a government drive to muzzle the press and we're joined now by may have who is an editor of russia service he's been following the story for us welcome to you and i'd just like to ask you because the belorussian authorities they have not spelled out why our colleague and several other journalists were taken into custody so what more can you tell us what do you gather from the situation. well starr they
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actually did the starting point was the fact that someone must have illegally read news from the paid segment of a state news agency and this was the starting point of the crackdown more than ten journalists now from five different belorussian media outlets have been either questioned searched or detained or all together in the recent three days and stealing these news doesn't make any sense we're told this is what the journalist in minsk was talking to told me they say the pay will only last fifteen minutes and then the complete news feed is available for everyone but the investigators came yesterday to our man paul luko pottle because his wife later told us that they took all gadgets they only could even from their daughter so today the crackdown continued the chief editor of one of the russian outlets bell upon was detained altogether six persons are now in custody ok so i think it's fair to say that this was basically a sweep here of all of these journalists what do you make of the timing why now.
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nobody really knows why but there might be some good explanation if this wave of detentions doesn't make sense from criminal point of view because it may be just a you know you know normal fee it makes a lot of sense from a political point of view because next year there might be prescheduled presidential elections and look at obviously preparing for them now he already ordered that all the media in belarus that somehow get financial backing from the state now have by law to keep uk to pick up topics given by the state so and by organizing the crackdown the calculation might be that the independent journalist will be made a b.d. and as long as this case is open well we thank you so much for joining us to tell us about the situation there in belarus and also to remind everyone you know our colleagues currently in detention there may have and we know that you worked with him you know him personally so we thank you so much for joining us to tell us a little bit more. you're watching g.w.
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