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hard-hitting... >> today the will be arrested. >> ground-breaking... >> they're firing canisters of gas at us. >> emmy award-winning, investigative series. >> we have to get out of here. >> "faultlines: made in bangladesh". next monday, 10:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america. nepal's prime minister warns the death toll from saturday's devastating earthquake could reach 10,000. ♪ ♪ hello and welcome to al jazerra, i am sammy live from our doha headquarters. also ahead the u.s. city of baltimore declares the state of emergency amid violent protests over another black life lost in police custody. a u.n. inquiry find israel killed at least 44 palestinians at u.n. facilities at last year's assault on gaza.
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plus. >> reporter: i am nick clark reporting from the busiest port in scandinavia where they are countdown on a mission. the u.n. is warning 8 million people have been affected by the earthquake in nepal. and for those still trapped under the rubble, time is running out. it's now more than 72 hours since the quake hit. that's a crucial period. the government says more than 4,300 bodies have been recovered so far. the death toll they say could more than double. let's cross over to faiz jamil in the historic square in central kathmandu, as i mentioned there the window must be closing on finding any survivors. bring us up to speed with the search through that rubble. >> reporter: well, that's right sammy. the window is closing. there was a search and rescue team from the netherlands here
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late last night. i spoke to them and they said they didn't believe anyone here was left alive. their sniffer dogs had gone around the whole area and none of them bark which i don't indicate this they found someone living underneath. we have a different scene this morning, if you take a look, these are locals going through the rubble right now. looking for survivors. yesterday this area was if you would off locals taking pictures. now they have coordinated entire efforts. they cordoned off the area, moved the public out and they and some self-defense personnel have joined them and are going through the rubble. they pulled out a body 40 minutes ago. now, as you said, this is the 72 hours, the most crucial time to find survivors. and even though international search teams have given up in this area, when locals have heard that, they say no, there is still a chance and they have come out now and started searching for themselves. >> faiz, i understand people have left out in the open for a
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third night. why? are the aftershocks continuing? are people still not getting tents? what's going so? >> reporter: well, a combination of both. there are still some slight after shocked, there was one last night just about 10:30 p.m. local time. and because any time the weather is bad it gets cold here at the nighttime. people want to go in to shelter but any slight aftershock they run back out. people here are still scared. there are rumors going around that more earthquakes will happen. and people are just do not believe that they are safe. now, there is some more relief has come in to this part of the city. they are now tents set up but a lot people are still out in the open mainly because they have to be and mainly out of fear. >> the u.n. as i am sure you have heard this saying up to 8 million people may have been impacted by this earthquake, faiz. from what you have seen of the aid effort, is it up to that kind of scale of challenge?
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>> reporter: well, one. biggest problems is to getting aid in to the country to begin w the major hurdle to that is the kathmandu airport only a single runway to accept a certain size of aircraft, even though there is plenty of response coming in, only a faction that have is getting in. the government has to pick and choose who can come in. when search and rescue teams come they are usually -- they are not fully staffed. they are missing some relief surprise. so that is slowly coming in. but then the other issue is most of that is centered in kathmandu and the surrounding area, closer to the accept center where there are villages and to understand they have been completely cut off by land slide floss electricity, no phone no way no anyone to get help out there. it's up to people there to literally walk out and try to find help. now, as we saw with the floods in pakistan in 2010, we might not know the full extent of the damage for weeks to come.
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>> all right thanks so much faiz jamil there. nepal's government says it's still inner gents need of tents and medical
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broken everything, my life is full. my life is finishes. >> reporter: he watches over as soldiers lose their bare hands in the search for the body of his son's grandmother mon eek she was 87. a short distance away, loss i've different kind. this is the square, one of nepal's seven unesco world heritage sites devastated by the quake. four buildings dating back to the 14th and 15th century have been seriously damaged. but for now the priority is life what's left of it. not nepal's rich and valuable history. these bell say they have given up any hope of finding their relatives. they are among more than 50 people who had lived at the end of this street. no one here wants to live in a building until they are convinced it's safe. the constant fog of funeral prior spoke hangover there as if a reminded could ever be needed of how the earth shook and
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consumed so many people's lives. andrew simmonds, al jazerra nepal. the u.s. city of baltimore has declared a state of medical a curfew curfew is in place until 5:00 a.m. local time. riots erupted after the funeral of a black man who died in police custody a lawyer for freddie game's family says his neck was 80% severed. they are calling for police reform. >> we ask the prosecutors to reexamine their sentencing power, they are brutal towards us, they are worse than any country in the world. there is no other country that comes this close to the imprisonment of its citizens as the united states of america. we are asking the police to look the a their policies, but we believe that if they had cameras, and there is firm control legislatively of the on off-switch and harsh penalties for immaterial per miserably
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turning those cameras off they will work to increase civility like nothing you have ever seen before. as the protests continue in baltimore over the death of freddie game. the city's racial and economic divide is under under screw any. >> reporter: on one side of town they continue to protest calling for justice against police brew brutality on the other side of town, this is the other baltimore. the predominantly wide and well see seaside enclave of camden where condos go for half million dollars and lofts rents for $2,000 a month. people here, viewing the protests from a far just like how they want it. >> i think they have a right to protest, but i disagree with the way they do it the lynch mob mentality that they have don't. >> reporter: baltimore is i can is% black 30% white and there is a stark racial dried that can
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be tris today economics. the real issue is jobs, here it canton the unemployment rate is less than 6%. but less than a 10 minute drive from canton here in the predevelopment they wantly black part of baltimore the situation is much different. here nearly two out of every 10 african americans are without a job. board up businesses a sign of how bad things are local civil rights activist adam jackson tells me it stems from decades of lack of opportunity that keep people boxed in poor neighborhoods with little hope to get out. so what you have is a combination of white flight and former integration caused a lot of destabilization all over the city. >> reporter: burr then there is red emma's a coffee shop and bookstore trying to bridge the divide think here people of all background mix easily. active here not only to sell a
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latte but a place to raise social awareness. >> this is a space that's very unique in that sense that it provides meeting place for a lot of, you know, movings on in the city. >> reporter: but for now racial tensions remain hot in a city boiling over with ainge ainge rear gabriel alizando, al jazerra, baltimore. the u.s. released pictures show coalition air strikes against isil tagger nets iraq and syria. the u.s. says an isil weapons depot fighting positions and building headquarters were destroyed. in kwrerpblg the saudi-led coalition has launched air strike targeting arms depots in several towns and cities forces loyal to the president in exile are engaged in heavy street battles to gain troll of some strategic positions including a hospital, the fighting making it difficult for aid agencies to get surprise for to generally. the united states nighted
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nations inquiry found that israel killed at least 44 palestinians at u.n. facilities during the gaza conflict last year. the inquiry also found palestinian armed groups hid weapons at three empty u.n. schools in gas a james bays reports from u.n. headquarters in york. >> reporter: it was the most controversial part of israel's devastating war on gaza last summer. u.n. schools, seven in total supposed to be emergency shelters for civilians attacked in total 44 people killed. 277 injured u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon launched a board of inquiry eight months on its work has been completed. the u.n. has released a summary. the full report remains confidential. there is also a letter from ban ki-moon which find israel responsible for all seven attacks. i deplore the fact that at least 44 palestinians were killed as a result of israeli actions he
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says. but the letter goes onto also refer to the discovery of hamas weapon on his u.n. premises. at a u.n. briefing i sought some clarity on this. >> reporter: is it true that the seven schools that were hid with the loss of 44 lives that were all designated as emergency shelters were all hit by israel? is it true that the places where weapons were found were completely separate schools that were vacant and not designated as emergency shelters? >> i just refer you to the language of the report which -- the summary of the report states the details and you can see that the facts are there. you are right that there is a difference between the three schools where weapons were found and the seven other sites that were attacked. >> the palestinian ambassador had this reaction. >> what is the secretary general is planning to do in holding israel accountable for these
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♪ welcome back. let's recap our headlines here on al jazerra now. the u.n. is warning 8 million people have been affected by saturday's earthquake in nepal. the government says more than 4,300 bodies have been recovered so far. and the death toll could more than double. the u.s. city of baltimore has declared a state of medical. riots started off the funeral of a black man who died in police custody. the curfew is in place until knife a.m. local time. israel killed at least 44 palestinians at u.n. facilities during the gaza conflict according to at u.n. inquiry it also found that they hid weapons at three empty schools in gaza. police have used water can and untear gas against protesters in the capital of ba burundi. for a second day crowd rallied against the president's bid to
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run for a third term in offers. from the capital. malcolm webb reports. al. >> reporter: protesters show no sign of backing down. they want the president toll abandon his bid for a third presidential term in june's election. but his supporters say he's entitled to run again. the death on his the streets only seem to make the demonstrators more angry. >> translator: they want to kill citizens, they want to slaughter us like animals. >> reporter: there is a whole crowd of protesters here behind them a burning road behind that several burning road roadblocks going for about a kilometer, a line of riot police and a couple of anti-riot vehicles with without duncan unand tear gas and a handful of soldiers around on the streets but not joining in, just observing. they are mostly here to pro second are text is saleprotectto sale
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civilians. he says he was sitting at home with his neighbors just after sunset when men wearing new police uniforms came and shot one of them. he died. other people near here think the attackers may have been from the ruling party's youth wing. but wearing police uniforms. neither the police nor the ruling party available for comments. >> before arrival there they passed i think five houses. everyone saw on the roads they fight on saying you must respect us. you must respect us. interim tim days. >> reporter: just around the block this man says who men in police uniforms approached him around the same time. >> translator: they asked me who will you vote for? the president order opposition leader? i kept quiet. i did not reply. >> reporter: his wife told us they then hit him on the head with a metal bar and he felon
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conscious, she said she escaped the same by saying she supported the president. back at the protests. the stands off reaches its almost inevitable breaking point. when protesters throwing rocks forced the police bark the riot trucks come. the worst inning rest the county has seen since the 12-year civil war ended in 2005. with the polight ca militia or formal rebel fighters from the countryside get drawn in, many people living here fear things could get much worse. malcolm webb, al jazerra. the family of the man accused of captaining an ill fated ship that sanction off the italian coast says he's innocent. hundreds of migrants were on the vessel when it went down, he accused of multiple homicide. and people smuggling. al jazerra spoke exclusively to his family.
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here is their story. >> reporter: this is the small tunisian fishing down. it's the hometown of the captain. the alleged captain of the ship carrying hundreds of pie grant on april of 18th. around 800 people are believed to have died in what's being called the worst ever migrant disaster on the mediterranean. he first identified himself owe madam he had but later his family identified him with another name. his father says he was forced to take charge of the boat. >> no way he's a captain. he doesn't have the mind and he's never been a captain. he went out to the sea four times with me. i spent 50 years in the sea and i can't believe a captain. they forced him in libya to do it. neither a bullet in his head or a see so the sea is better than the bullet. >> reporter: he left school when he was 10. and his mother remembers a joy. son who always wanted to live in
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italy. he had attempted to travel to europe before but he was caught and reparticipate eight today tunisia. his father says he stole $1,500 from his brother and they only spoke to him when he had already reached libya and he himself was being held by people snugglers. >> translator: he told us a libyan guy will give me work in a cafe then if turns out the libyan guy is taking people from so knowledgeso somalia niner and chad the only tunisian was piazon. he now stands accused of captaining the boat when it hit a cargo ship and capsized prosecutors want to charge him with multiple hop sites and people smuggling. they have charged him and another member of the crew to be in custody. the sheer scale of the sinking has brought even u. to take, a. at an emergency are sim he had leaders decided to step up operations in the southern
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mediterranean. back in tunisia yakker the rah additional way of life for i fishman doesn't play very well. people say that life is tough here especially for those who dream of changing their circumstances. even if it costs them their lives. al jazerra. greece's prime minister says his government is close to an initial deal with its international creditors. during a television interview he said he believes the first agreement can be struck as early as next week. the government has been locked in negotiations with euro zone countries, over the final portion of the bailout package. 90% of worlds trade is transported by ships at sea. well that means the shipping industry is generating huge levels of pollution and emissions. the scandinavian's biggest is trying to change that and clean up its act. nick clark reports from gothenberg in sweden. >> reporter: the port of
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gothenberg is sweeped's trading hub, loading and unloading 900,000 containers a year. that's two a minute. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. in fact, 11,000 vessels from all over the world pass through gothenberg every 12 months. but the port lies in the heart of the city's srez reds shall community and shipping is not as clean as you might think. >> shipping has always been stuck with the worst type of oil. heavy fuel oil. heavy fuel oil has the large share of sulfur content, this is just in the recent 10 years lifted up as a problem. >> reporter: armed the world even when ships are docked, they keep their engines running their emissions or big factor in port communities. here in gothenberg they have pioneered a new system, some chips can plug in to green energy generate odd shore so they don't need to burn fuel until they leave. they are taking power from the city. >> from the city grid, feeding the ship.
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simple as that. >> reporter: just like a plug at home. >> plug in the cord, that's it: recently maritime law changed making it illegal to sail in certainly waters including scandinavia's with high sulfur fuel something vessels burning dirty fuel we'll see how the authorities try to catch them and we are going downriver to this island which is they monitor what's going on the suggest very emissions. guarding at appreciation a pine nearing new sniffer station which sniffs out exhaust plumes of passings ships of it's. >> right now the ships are only allowed to have .1% sulfur in the fuel. it's like a revolution to lower them just two months ago. >> reporter: it's comping past. >> the ship is coming past now well ship measured it of it was a certainly am the sulfur in the fuel and he identified also that the ship is coming from the ship. it's following the criteria and we will not -- we will let this
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ship go it. bill not be put on our black list. >> reporter: of course it will be many decades before all ports around the world are able to follow gothenberg's green lead but ultimately it's the people who live, work and breathe life in to port cities that will benefit. and you would like to think that that would be reason enough for change. nick clark, al jazerra goth an berg sweden this and you can watch nick's full report on the green port of gothenberg on al jazerra's earth rise this tuesday at 9:30 gmt. now, scientists in the u.k. are embark on the ground an ambitious project to find what causes rare diseases and how cancers drop. 100,000 patients will take park in the genome project it involves having your dna sequenced to provide doctors with clues in to immaterial illnesses jessica baldwin explains. >> reporter: georgia is a special child. not only does she smile just about all the time, but she is
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nearly four and is just started walking. she still doesn't spike she's got problem with his kidneys with her eyes, her brain and nobody knows why. all the doctors know is that georgia was born with some sort of rare genetic disorder. they have no idea what caused it. or how it will affect the rest of her life. they also don't know if georgia's parents were to have another child if that child will be fine or would have problems that were worse. >> it's been hard for us, we have always wanted more children, we want are georgia to have a brother or sister we can't take the risk know that go that child could have -- could be very disabled. and would that be the right thing to go for them and the family. it's very hard. if we had answers then we would be able to go in to it with our eyes wide open and make an informed decision at the moment we are just sort of in the dark. >> reporter: with no answers georgia's parents have volunteered for britain's genome
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sequencing project. >> we find out a lot about natural human have areas but in particular for these participants we will find out the cause of rare diseases in the majority. and the patience what cancer we may learn more about what drives the cancer and its behavior. >> reporter: scientists will complete the database by 2017. but some early information is being shared with researchers and apartment suit cal companies to help development treatments or cures. what makes this project unique is the sheer size of it. scientists are going to analyze the genetic makeup of 100,000 people. creating a vast database. and because it's the national health service that data will be added to overtime. as the health of those patients is monitored. for georgia and another 5,000 people in britain with rare problems and no diagnosis the genome project provides hope for
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a treatment. or at least the knowledge of what the future holds. jessica baldwin, al jazerra london. you can get more on those stories and all of the others have been telling you about if you head over to our website. you can see our front page there, i'm at the 45th agual forum meetings in davos switzerland, and about to lead a conversation about closing the infrastructure gap. most upped we are not building infrastructure or maintaining that that we have. some of that is because of a shift in how we gn the biggest -- finance the biggest infrastructure projects like power plants, roads, dams, railways. with interest rates at low, this may be the best time history to figure that problem out.