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t's too much... >> ..and triumph... inspirational real life stories >> all these labels the world throws at you, that's what drives me that's what drives me >> the war in yemen and the people in harm's way. houthis raid homes in the capital, containing politicians and journalists also ahead some managed to escape the yarmouk refugee camp that's been over run by i.s.i.l. fighters. kenyans mourn their families as they morn the loss of lives in the aon kenyan university
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christians around the world mark easter the coalition led by saudi arabia continued its military assault against houthi rebels in yem yen. after a week of air strikes the coalition started shell target from see. >> reporter: the saudi-led coalition unleashed air strikes including the base and other locations containing rebels and fighters loyal to ali abdullah saleh. >> translation: four rockets
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came down on our village. >> reporter: overnight there were arrests. >> these illegal procedures were a result of what was done by the houthis and others in the area of aden. we prejudiced the procedures. >> further south the fight is for control of aden. the port city was a strong hold. the coalition airdropped supporters. it was aimed at supply lines and depots. there's no indication of whether ground forces will be deployed. >> parts of aden will be without water for electricity for two days. it's adding to fears of a growing humanitarian crisis.
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>> we have not been able to get in the medical supplies that we need. in order to get them in the hospital or the ministry of health. so that they reach the health clinics. russia is dealing with a pause in the air strikes. it proposed a number of measures in a draft resolution allowing for humanitarian aid to get in and diplomats and civilians to get out. >> the council has been deliberating the proposal along with another, aimed at a political collusion to the conflict. the diplomacy is not felt on the ground. fighters allied to sal re and to be former members of al qaeda took control. tribal fighters are trying to push them out, the houthis managed to gain some positions that they lost, signs that yemen
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is in the grip of war. earlier we spoke to hakim al-masmari, the editor-in-chief of the yemen post and he says there won't be a resolution. >> as of now 122 people have been arrested over the last 12 hours, and anyone that opposes the houthis will be arrested. all the media will close down. tv channels are blocked. it's a political and media war between those that oppose the
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houthis. they are leaving areas where the houthis left influence in sanaa. >> reporter: as we mentioned the security council is considering a russian proposal a pause in the strikes. the u.n. says more than 500 have been killed since the bombing began. almost two weeks ago. almost 107 lose. tens of thous answers fled. joining me in doha an advisor to the past three yemeni prime ministers. >> thank you for joining us. what do you make of the proposal by russia what do you think it suggests in russia's role at the moment. >> we consider them friends. in the previous five u.n. council resolutions there was
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agreement between the permanent five members. now russia is taking a stance which a similar to the stance in syria. speaking of humanitarian aspect of the issue while there are continuing to actually fly in for the purpose of evacuating beam and the same time it is handling reppons. the four flights arriving. they killing ammunition. >> why shouldn't the russians get involved. everyone else is. >> if the russians want to get involved, it should at least stick to that. there's a humanitarian aspect. particularly where i come from. civilians have been using civilians as human shields. 200 plus that have been killed is because the houthis didn't want to comply with you, and
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resolutions which russia was part of it. if the houthis stick to what the security council asked them to do and the russian as i believe asked these people to do we won't have the sufferings. unfortunately even their proposal. the draft of it is similar to the other draft proposed by the countries. in one point out of survive, it is sticking and complying with the resolutions, u.n. security council resolutions, particularly 2140 and the last one, 2201. i think the russians have got to get the aspect of dealing with it. losing long-term friend in yemen.
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they are about to do it. sanaa and aden need help. people have been killed by the houthis, we have a devastating humanitarian situation. let it stick to the proposed resolution asking for people to come back. but for the basis of withdrawing from the cities and so on. >> it's a way to get them to the table. thank you very much for bringing that. they are not coming to the table. because until now, the former dictator manipulator is a way from being targeted. i don't know why, and that's why he's continuing to push the country into a state of chaos and disruption.
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>> always good to talk to you. egypt's president says securing access to the red sea should be a top priority in the fight against rebels. it's strategically important. egypt is part of a saudi led coalition launched at the end of march. in syria, some people have escaped to safety after the area was solved. shovelled. i.s.i.l. -- area was shelled. i.s.i.l. fighters have taken control. yarmouk has turned into a battle zone. i.s.i.l. has made head way. it has been 95% of the camp. to the syrian observatory for human rights. they have been using barrel bombs. it's incredibly dire situation.
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18,000 people besieged for two years. the plight was desperate. they are dependent on handouts. there's no running water, food. no aid made it into the camp for the last five days. an interesting development. allegations that the al qaeda-afill kated nusra front is helping i.s.i.l. because there was a reconciliation agreement in the works between the government and palestinian based camps, he said they were days away from signing a deal and believes that al nusra front does not want anything signed because the groups in the camp would have to lay down weapons and lose the buffer zone. he allowed the i.s.i.l. fighters to get in. it called for a corridor to be open but difficult to net with a group like i.s.i.l. >> reporter: hundreds in gaza held rallies.
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protests have been organised by hamas. it's calling on the u.n. agency for palestinian refugees to do more to help the people there. iraq's prime minister says the islamic state of iraq and levant can't be defeated if it uses foreign fighters. they want governments do more to protect young people from being recruited from joining the armed group. said haider al-abadi reports of looting, helping the iraqi army capturing the city. hundreds of shops and homes have been broken into or said on fire since wednesday. the foreign minister of iran warned that the country would not respect the terms of the thursday nuclear agreement if the west violates the deal. the agreement includes the lifting of sanctions against
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iran. >> reporter: we will protothe world that we are committed to promises and others are seeking pretext against us. if at any time we'll decide how to act. any time a deal is finalised we'll act if the other side violates an agreement. then we'll return to counter levels still ahead. how the u.s. city of los angeles is trying to get the homeless off the streets. >> i'm in mumbai supporters say a ban on bulls is protecting the animals. we'll speak to others who say the ban is killing their livelihood.
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hello again. the top stories an al jazeera. in yemen, the saudi led coalition has been shelling targets from the sea, ending supply lines and depots in aden. reports that houthi rebels stormed homes and detained journalists and politicians. the u.n. calls the situation at the yarmouk refugee camp in syria a source of shame. they control nearly all of the camp. it's home to 18,000, most palestinians iraq's prime minister says i.s.i.l. can't be defeated if it uses ratified fighters. haider al-abadi wants to protect young people from being recruited to join the armed group churches in kenya are
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turning to armed guards to protect the easter congregations. the country has begun three days of mourning from an attack on a university. the president is about to take harsh members against those responsible. >> reporter: the governments says police officers have been deployed to public buildings and churches. there's a lot of fear. the charter is attacked in 2012. 17 died. what is making the fight complicated is that there's sleeper cells. chemical weapons are radicalized and recruited. many of the organizers founders and recruiters the police in some areas are blamed for being corrupt. it's easy to bribe with the checkpoint. people want to tart security and
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root causes eastern sierra leone recorded a case in four months. a 9 month old tested positive. the areas - the crisis in sierra leone, more than 10,000 designed in west africa. villages in eastern ukraine received humanitarian aid. teams of the international committee of the red cus period the city and surrounding villages controlled by pro-russian separatists. a ceasefire was reached. it's barely holding. fighting killed 6,000 people since the fighting a year ago french investigators suspended the search for bodies in the alps where a german plane crashed.
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investigators accused germanwings co-pilot andreas lubitz flying the plane into the ground killing 150 on board. scientists examine d.n.a. councillors to the site legal action athanes a thai company accused of forcing fishermen into slavery. more than 300 will be rescued, fearing hundreds are slapped in similar conditions. some of theest cue many have been taken. >> reporter: a rescue operation this region has not seen. a convoy of six fishing vessels protected by the indonesian navy brought 300 fishermen to safety men from myanmar, smuggled to indonesia, forced to work without a salary. many say they were abused. the company changed identities
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by giving them thai names. they are registered under real names, and checking their health before handing them over to authorities. the government in thailand denied allegations of slavery. indonesia says it will present the evidence soon. >> translation: all the evidence will be studied by the judicial team. the minister put a special team on the case dealing with legal facts. it will tell us what criminal acts have been committed. >> they are some a small part of the thousands of fishermen trapped. >> they are free after a long time where they wanted to go home desperately, they are saved. they are a few of others out there, and nobody nose where they are -- knows where they are. >> many are working on the boats. others managed to escape. survived with the help of
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communities in remote parts of the country. some like this who were brought to indonesia years ago after enduring abuse. he and friend were working as illegal loggers. >> i don't know if my mother and father are still alive. all of us want to go home. every day i think about how to get home. >> if it was possible to walk from indonesia to myanmar. if there were mountains, we would have done that. even if is took months. >> for the first time. hope becomes reality. he and friends are not part of the provision, they hope by registering names, they too, can leave soon. and that they will be able to celebrate their return home like these rescued men.
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bangladesh's opposition leader has been granted pail in two corruption cases. she's been allowed to leave her office. it is inaccused of embezzling money. they wanted to lead anti-government rollies on the eve of a dispute election. the chief of staff has been killed in a helicopter crash, six others died newer kuala lumpur including the former ambassador to the united states. the prime minister said the helicopter was returning from a wedding reception for his daughter. they promised an investigation. women that fought in the army are facing a difficult future. many have been shunned by their villages and the party has forgotten them. some are finding new ways to
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survive and flourish. >> reporter: a decade ago this woman never thought she'd ba farmer living in a valley. he was a member of an army and had dreams of a revolutionary change. a decade after the war, they returned home. >> translation: 12 years is a long time. society has changed. so have we. >> after rejecting viewers of our society, it's difficult. >> 12 have started a society, using money they were given when demobilized in 2012. >> reporter: after the war the u.n. verified 3800 as soldiers. just over 100 joined the nepal army. most of the rest were unable to return home. this was one of the highest ranking women, a battle yoon
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commander, she said most women ran out of the $5,000 given to them as a demobilization package. she started an n.g.o. to help former colleagues. women's part in the war was to improve the strength of women. they are in a difficult situation. most are not in touch with the party. they are politically and uneconomically week. that's why they started an n.g.o. the u.n. security council adopted a resolution on peace and security and the u.n. was a major player in the transition to peace. they had an action plan which analysts say looks good on paper, but has major problems. >> the whole focus was to get them out of the company. it was basically basic needs and
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the economic security part. >> the once powerful women snubbed by the state and their own party until they can build a life for themselves. >> reporter: people in one of india's largest state say a ban on the slaughter banned the killing of bulls used for meet and leather. we have this report from mumbai. these are the last leather tans to be used. the reason for the ban on the slaughter of bulls put it at risk. >> translation: the leather was sent for finishing in other parts of the company and came back to make jackets, shoes and
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bags. a lot can't feed their family. has the government come to help or kill us. >> reporter: many say the ban hurt them. three of 10 sewing stations are used. those may shut down as well. as supplies run out the ban is hurting those in the leather industry and poor who eat beef. >> those that object to the ban say it targets minorities. the laws let the price of some meat go up by 10%. those supporting the bans say it protects the animals from abuse. >> reporter: this religious group meets at the cow shelter. some of the cattle was seized from transports. here they are fed and cared for. volunteers support the ban. >> leather can be made from other sources to.
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the workers say they can become beggars, they are not telling the truth. they don't have to work in the industry it's not acceptable. others think it's not fair. these unemployed workers meet in the leather tannery to share the frustration with the ban. most spend their lights in the leather and meat business. >> translation: we are so angry we can't express if. it we show it the police will come after it. we are praying with the government to see what we are going through. >> reporter: these empty slaughter houses are coming back to life. buffalo is coming in to replace the bulls. making it worse for some the national government is applying a ban on cow slaughter.
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suggesting that the slaughter of meat and laether is not a priority. >> reporter: one city in the west found a way to tackle the homeless problem. los angeles has given them a place to live and the tackle of services. >> it's not a mansion, but it's home. >> the bathroom is the biggest thing. >> reporter: tj was one of tens of thousands in los angeles that lived on the streets or in homeless shelters. >> i lived day by stay -- day. i couldn't think of a plan to get better because i was trying to sleep for that day or live for the day. >> reporter: now he has an apartment in a home for homeless people. it's a new approach. in the star apartment residents
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get a space to call their own. it's on on-site critic. mental health and addiction problems. it's called permanent supportive housing. people that live her are tenants. they have key to the department. there's no time limit on how we can stay here. that's up to them. we have built into the structure on site services. where we get mental attention, recovery services, whatever we need. >> it's not cheap, the architect designed building. it's a 47 million cost. supportive housing has been shown to reduce costs. each person uses 75 to 100,000 per year in hospital verge si
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stays and other services. >> when people move in support of that. the emergency room visits will go down which is huge. >> the less tangible benefits are large. >> it's hard to put it into words. i feel human, capable of lying life again. a chance at life in a plate called home tens of thousands of roman catholic workers gathered in the rain. pope francis leads easter mass. >> we've been watching them taking communion. the pope message has gone behind
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the comfort zone. vanishing the difference. the holiest week on the christian calendar ends. the day christians believe they rose from the dead after the crucifixion. more about that on the website and all the other news going on around the world. >> i'm russell beard in northern kenya where local hero martin wheeler is taking elephant conservation to new heights. >> i'm jasmeen qureshshi in monterey bay california where researchers have discovered that sea otters