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>> yemen's who the rebels seize hes an air base from the president's forces just 60 kilometers from his stronghold in aden. >> you're with welcome to al jazeera live from doha. recovery efforts restart in the french alps where a germ airline crashed, killing all 150 people onboard. >> talks about peace in libya
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restart after a proposal. >> we take you to one of the world's most unusual vine yards. >> in yemen rebels are moving closer to president hadi, taking an air base that was only abandoned by adjustment forces a few days ago. houti rebels have been pushing from sanna to aden, that's where president hadi has been trying to establish and alternative power base. the air base was taken after a fierce battle between hadi's forces and the rebels. president hadi wants the u.n. security council to allow its neighbors to provide military support against the houthis. saudi arabia is reportedly amassing troops on its borders
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with yemen. they have long been concerned by the houthis who are allegedly backed by their great regional rival, iran. >> now to france, where the recovery operation is underway in the alps after a german jetliner crashed killing all 150 people onboard. jacky rowland joins us from the village where the search crews are based. bring us right up to date, jacki. >> the operation is continuing back and forth to the mountainside where the plane crashed. it's a very ditch operation because this is a very remote and inaccessible area, it's only reachable by helicopters or by foot. the helicopters have been winching pieces of debris that might help them piece together clues as to why this happened and also of course the grim and difficult job of collecting the
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bodies or rather body parts of those people onboard. let's look back now at the events of the last 24 hours. >> in a remeet alpine valley, the shad erred debris of germanwings flight 9545 lice. in this difficult terrain retrieving the bodies of all those onboard will take days. you can just about make out the rescue workers struggling up the hillside as they try to locate the many pieces of the plane. crucially, they have found a black box flight recorder. it should provide vital everyday as to why this disaster happened. at düsseldorf airport relatives and friends have gathered to receive more information and to absorb the terrible news. the arrivals board tells the story, germanwings flight 9545 never showed up.
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it was traveling from barcelona to düsseldorf but crashed in the french alps. this is thought to be footage of the actual plane that crashed an airbus 320 filmed to know a previous flight. the french had the francois hollande was hosting the king of spain on an official visit. that has now been cut short. >> we will do everything in our power to understand the cause of the accident and recover all the victims from the crash site. the accident has taken place in an area that's difficult to access. >> germanwings is a low cost airline owned by lufthansa and flies mainly short-haul your niece around europe. it has an excellent safety record with no previous crashes. the passengers onboard flight 9525 are thought to include
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spanish, turkish and german nationals. >> we are deeply shocked and shaken. the flight of our daughter company germanwings crashed at around 11:00 a.m. in the french alps. our thoughts, feelings and prayers are with the loved once of our passengers and of course it is a dark day for our company. >> 150 deaths have left many families proving across europe. a town in germany has been hit especially hard, 16 teenagers and they're teachers from a local school were on the plane returning from a spanish language exchange program. one community changed forever in a sudden moment of tragedy. >> about 24 hours since the crash, so the investigation will be getting underway in earnest. >> yes and very much it's focused on what evidence may be yielded by the flight recorder
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that was retrieved at quite an early stage. there were two recorders on the aircraft. the one that was found will be recording the voices of the pilots and also other surrounding noise in the cockpit. they're particularly interested to examine the very last minute of conversation before the plane went silent, because it's thought that that last minute, those last few seconds could provide crucial information as to what actually caused the plane to plunge. investigators are stress that go it's still far too oral to categorically rule in or rule out any cause of the accident, but they think it's unlikely that this was the result of some kind of in introducing into the cabin or some kind of attack. >> jacky rowland live in the french alps, thank you very much. >> libya's rival factions are to
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resume peace talks in morocco. the governments have both welcomed a draft u.n. proposal. here are some of the details about what could amount to a landmark deal. the draft calls for the formation of a national unity government comprising of techno contracts. the house of representatives will still be paid in tobruk but will include members from both sides. a presidential council would look after the implement of the agreement during a transitional period. as parties resume the talks fighting continues across the country. we've spoken to the human rights director in libya. he told us that in addition to the humanitarian emergency the human rights violations are on the rise. >> there's a human rights
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crisis many abuses are with the fighting. several conflicts are taking operation at the same time in various parts of libya with associated abuses, such as attacks on civilians indiscontinual in the attacks, people have been abducted sometimes simply because they belong to one side or the other. as they get exchanged prisoners are tortured. this is one aspect that is particularly concerning. we want to people to the militias particularly their commanders and political leader who ever influence on them as well as any countries outside libya that has leverage on these groups. of course my colleagues in mother rocco or negotiating a political agreement but also, we need pressure for these abuses to stop. >> that was the situation in libya. let's go back to the situation
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in yemen. we will talk to our mitt political analyst. so many things happening today perhaps chief among them is the fact that there are reports circulating that president hadi may have left his stronghold in aden. what can you tell us about that? >> according to information we have president hadi is still in yemen, still in aden and though not confirmed yet, one of the aids had iraids informed us he is expected to give a speech within the next 24 hours. most likely, he is still in aden but again whether he is there or not us now powerless his military wing, the houthis ever injured aden, hundreds have entered aden since the morning
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and spread quietly throughout the province. whether hadi is there or not doesn't make any difference anymore. >> you are suggesting the seizure of the air base by the houthis was the game-changer, if you like, that was the point at which president hadi lost power. >> exactly because his main power struggle, main stronghold, main forces, main military commanders were all at the air base all fighting together in one single angle and when they all got defeated, right now hadi's defense minister and top commander also have been brought or are on their way to sanna by the houthis. it's a given right now. it was only time especially right now since the houthi spokesperson announced $94,000.0. yea to anyone who hands over hadi, so they're in
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control of aden and it's a matter of time until this becomes official. >> give us an idea as to the split in terms of yemen's armed forces, because clearly the houthis alone would not have been able to have pulled this off, the seizure of this significant air base. tell us about the role of the armed forces. >> completely, this is -- the houthis have been nothing compared to what they are now. the former president played a role especially before, when the houthis entered the province, they had over three different big gazed and those commanders were loyal to the former president. the brigades gradually did not fight and handed over everything to the houthis. without the help of the former
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president, the houthis still would have been in sanna today. >> thank you talking to us live from the yemeni capitol sanna thank you. >> we have more to come, including fears of sectarian violence, just ahead of the presidential election in nigeria. you know his music but what about the man? >> i was given a gift. >> up close and personal. behind the scenes of the biggest hits... >> she was a troubled girl. >> brightest stars... >> kids don't want to "own", they just want to "play". >> and the future of music. >> the record business is in trouble. >> every sunday night, >> i lived that character. >> go one on one with america's movers and shakers. >> we will be able to see change. >> gripping. inspiring. entertaining. talk to al jazeera. sunday, 6:30 eastern. only on
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>> the stream, >> your digital community >> you pick the hot topics and express your thoughts the stream it's your chance to join the conversation only on al jazeera america >> let's have a look at the top stories here at al jazeera. houthi rebels in yemen seized an
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air base near the southern town. these are pictures showing fighters loyal to the president hadi, who tried to defender the area. these pictures were on tuesday. now the air base lice 60 kilometers from president hadi's stronghold of aden. >> a recovery operation resumed in the french alps where a german plane crashed killing all 150 onboard. these are pictures from the village where the search operation is based. now the efforts of the crews to recover bodies and wreckage could be hampered by bad weather, which has been forecast. >> libya's rival factions are resuming peace talks in the moroccan capitol. the two governments have both welcomed a draft u.n. proposal calling for a formation are a
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national unity government, comprising of technocrats. >> now the iraqi president said the adjustment led coalition will carry out airstrikes against isil fighters in tikrit. the coalition joined the iraqi operation saturday with surveillance flights and intelligence sharing. it's the first time the coalition has been part of this particular offensive on tikrit in which iran is playing a prominent role. pro government forces are on tikrit's outskirts, at the moment waiting to make their final push into the city. >> rebel fighters in parts of northwestern syria ever joined forces in a bid to take control of a city, the al-qaeda nusra front has previously taken on western backed fighters and the syrian regime, but the intensified attacks ever seen a shift in stat ve, as we report. >> on the outskirts, rebel
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fighters take aim at government check points. several opposition groups, including the al-qaeda linked al-nusra front say they've joint forces to try to take over the city in syria's northwest. activist video purports to show rebel fighters getting ready for battle. regime forces reportedly closed off the city in preparation for the attack, stopping residents from getting in and out while conferring command centers. taking the city would be an important victory for rebel fighters, allowing them to cut off vital government supply lines. to the east, government forces are targeting isil controlled areas. isil fighters control large parts of syria and iraq and after meeting with syrian president bashar al assad iraq's foreign minister said more will be done.
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>> there is cooperation, but we are looking forward to having a higher level of cooperation. what we have in common needs more coordination and we hope that this visit would be a first step towards more coordination. >> iraq, were you ever syria's main allies is also a key player for the u.s. in the night against isil. iraq troops are working with the u.s. led coalition and it's bombing campaign. while baghdad acts as a go between with dew mass cuss, they are working with the u.s. he regime. medics are calling for the attacks to stop, overwhelmed with the injured. the fight for control of this strategic city is far from over. >> the trial of two al jazeera journalists egypt has been adjourned until april 22. baher mohammed and mohamed fahmy
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are accused of aiding the now banned muslim brotherhood charges they and al jazeera deny. after several delays, witnesses for the prosecution took the stand last week. we have the latest in the journalists retrial. >> the evidence against baher mohammed and mohamed fahmy seems to revert on a report that contains videos. it's supposed to show the al jazeera journalists harmed i didn't want's security. a member of the committee he that issued the reports said they didn't testify about the videos or write what they wrote. >> we earlier this year, an appeals court ruled there wasn't enough evidence to convict the journalistses of aiding the banned muslim brotherhood. muhammed and fahmy along with
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peter greste spent more than 400 days in jail. last month greste was deported to australia and a judge released mohamed fahmy and baher mohammed from jail. the prosecution witnesses actually helped their case, they said. >> i think it was a success. they all said that we were not responsible for it, they didn't write the statementses. >> both men might be free on bail but they have to check in with the police every day. fahmy, who was a citizen of egypt and canada was forced to give up his egyptian citizenship. he's now trying to get deported to canada, but fahmy's passport disappeared. he and mohamed can only hope the trial will prove their in sense.
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>> any plans to hold elections in the war-torn country of nigeria this year could be called offer. the government said the move is necessary to maintain stability but the opposition says it's a sign the president isn't interested in the negotiating a piece deal with the rebel leader. >> there are fierce of violence in nigeria as the country heads to elections this weekend. goodluck jonathan faces stiff opposition from the opposition candidate. there are reports now from the city in the central state that has witnessed many sectarian flare-ups in recent years. >> song and dance on the busy streets of the capitol of central nigeria's state.
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there is a serious message behind this. a rejection of violence during elections this weekend. >> one man, one vote, one woman one vote, one youth, one vote. it should be done peacefully, no killing of anybody. >> nowhere is this city more relevant than in this city known for sectarian violence. >> it is a melting pot of different ethnic groups. deadly clashes have erupted here since 2001. >> the conflict is rooted in disputes over access to land, power and jobs. the city was onces known for its peaceful coexistence between muslims and christians. he led a presidential
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commission. he blames politician for the conflict. >> if you have nothing to give, you follow us economically, morally, educationally or even health wise, an empty head politician will pick the religion to replace them. >> tension has been high ahead of the elections the closest contest in nigeria history. others are trying to diffuse the tensions. >> i worry a lot but worry does not solve problems, so i pray and i try to engage in dialogue like i have done before with the chief imam. >> for now representatives
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preach peace. they hope their call will be heeded. >> it's been almost six months since 43 students disappeared in mexico's guerrero state. families want the new attorney general to step up the investigation. it is said students clashed with corrupt police officers who handed them over to a drug cartel for execution. family members and forensic experts dispute that version of events. >> in southern chile an alert is still in place three weeks after a major volcano erupted. it is still active and thousands who lived nearby are at risk. geologists are warning it could be four months before the area is safer.
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lucia newman reports from the foot of the volcano. >> it looks picture-perfect but then looks can be deceiving. the volcano in southern chile is one of the world's most unstable and right now dangerously so. earlier this month it began supplying lava and rocks at 3:00 in the morning. this family lived on the foothills and were awakened by the roar. >> i could see fire outside everywhere. i thought it was my yard in flames. when i looked out, it was coming out of the volcano. >> 85,000 people live in and around the city and volcano. >> i live from the volcano. these walls are made of volcanic rocks, so i'm not afraid.
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>> the risk is real. >> the biggest danger is an earth slide. the lava can melt the glacier and snow releasing huge amounts of water. think of it as a kind of tsunami that moves downhill, dragging with it bolders rocks trees everything in its path, at 100 kilometers an hour. >> at this elementary school, the so-called red zone, both teachers and children are living on the edge. an orange level alert is still in effect and they know they have little time to reach safety should there be an even bigger eruption. >> nature is unpredictable. it's very disturbing, because we don't know what the volcano will do. >> i am afraid it will erupt says this 9-year-old. at this modern tracking center, scientists monitor the volcano around the clock. >> we he don't think the eruptions will be worse than march three, but should they
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escalate the slides could reach the community in 20 minutes. >> yet surprisingly, many are building new homes expensive ones at that, right on the foothills. >> because i love the spectacular view of the lake and volcano, those of us here are used to the volcano's bad moods. we don't think it will get worse. >> the last major eruption was 43 years ago. scores of people died. while many worry many more remain incredulous refusing to believe that the volcano will do its worst. al jazeera chile. >> wine is not the first thing you think of when it comes to myanmar. the production is still just a trickle, but the industry looks
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set to grow. >> up the slopes in central myanmar is a landscape rarely associated with sub tropical countries. harvest time is over, and workers prune plants for the next season. the grapes aren't native to this region, so care must be taken. once the rainy season starts, it will be hot and humid and fungus could destroy crops. there are other factors that make growing grapes here viable. >> we have plenty of sunshine. this is a most important part for high quality of red wine and for white wine, there is another issue, important issue that means the cold nights which we have here in the mountain. >> the lack of a winter season means the plants here produce twice a year, so labor is needed all year round. >> the cost of labor in myanmar is cheap but that doesn't mean bruising wine is inexpensive.
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vin yards import raw materials driving up the cost of production. >> that can more than double what it costs in europe. things like machinery and vats right down to glass bottles and corks are imported. wine makers still believe in the industry potential. consumption is on the rise. growing disposal incomes mean a change in drinking habits and the countries transition towards democracy has brought a surge in numbers. >> they will come in, businessman, as well as visitors so our volume have doubled, and therefore the wine consumption, the beer consumption has also doubled. >> a quick survey reveals an appreciation for wine. >> this wine is very surprised me. >> the government announced it
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will allow local companies to import wines. the prospect of competition doesn't worry wine makers here. they are more concerned about keeping up with growing demand. al jazeera myanmar. >> everything you need to know is there there was a time when president obama pointed to yemen as an example of how a counter terrorism strategy should work. as the country slips into civil war, it has come and gone. we discuss the consequences of the u.s. pulling out military person, and yemen on the brink of chaos, with a former u.s. ambassador, blogger and military expert. later, president obama agrees to keep 10,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan through the end of the year, and we'll take you to