number of hospitals around the world are looking at using stroke rehab robots and patients appear to get all the help they can. i'm with al jazeera. all right for an update on all the stories we have been following throughout the day, go to al jazeera.com, al jazeera.com. >> new questions in texas this morning after two gunman open fire outside an art contest the event showing images of the prophet mohammed. >> baltimore hopes to move forward, a curfew lifted, but the city is in a state of emergency still. >> violence in israel as thousands of black israelis protest police treatment calling accusations of racism an
open wound. >> this is aljazeera america good morning representative from new york city, i'm randall pinkston. we are learning more about a deadly shooting at an art event in texas focused on the prophet mohammed. two gunmen were shot dead after opening fire near a community center in dallas last night. a security officer was injured. the center was hosting an art show featuring cartoons depicting the prophet mohammed. it was sponsored by an anti muslim group. the investigation is still very active. we have more from garland texas. >> police cannot confirm correlation between the shooting and what was happening inside the building, the art show showing drawings depicting the prophet mohammed.
the two men who drove into that parking lot are now dead. police say they stepped out of the car and opened fire, striking one police officer in the ankle. other officers at the scene returned fire, killing those two suspects. here's how one officer who was at the scene describes what he saw. >> i was outside heard the gunfire start gunfire just lasted seconds before it was over. >> police say security was already high prior to the shooting even though they did not receive any credible threats prior to this happening because of the potential that this very controversial event had the potential risk. this was an art show hosted by the far right group american freedom defense initiative out of new york city. they billed this as a free speech event and were offering $10,000 to the drawer, to the artist who had the best cartoon depiction of the prophet mohammed. the group received 350 entries from around the country and this event was scheduled to show
those drawings and to reveal the winner. the shooting happened 15 minutes before the completion of this event. at the time, there were 200 people inside the building, and among them was the organizer pamela gellar. she is the same woman who has sued many times to place antimuslim ads in new york city subways. she tweeted from inside the event saying that this is a war on free speech. now we know the f.b.i. is on the scene investigating although police say at this point they still have no conclusions to draw and nothing they can say about the motive. >> the texas governor called the attack sentenceless in a statement, he says this is a crime that was quickly ended thanks to the swift action by gar land law enforcement. your thoughts and prayers remain with all those affected. >> in baltimore state of emergency is in effect, bub the city's curfew has been lifted. this comes as baltimore hopes
the worst is behind it. it was a quiet weekend filled with interfaith events and the national guard is also pulling out as the city tries to return to normal. john tarret is live in baltimore. have you heard of any incidents since the occur fee ended? >> no. i think since the curfew finished there have actually for the first time since it was imposed last tuesday been no arrests overnight in baltimore. that chimes with a massive political rally that took place outside city hall on saturday, dealing with some very waitingy themes. it was loud, it was noisy there was anger but it was very peaceful. one of the themes that came up over and over again was end this curfew. stop treating us like animals. we're not animals actually, we don't need the place in this way and don't need the army in this way and of course they got their wish because sunday the mayor of baltimore lifted the curfew.
there were out mel marches and two rallies here, one an interfaith rally. the other one a group of about seven or eight youth bands came down here. it was very loud, it was very, very exciting, the music terrific there was dancing cheerleading all that sort of stuff, adding to the mood of celebration in baltimore that the curfew has been lifted. the issues that plagued this city before last monday still exists but in the short term, a corner had been turned. >> the curfew at the city is lifted but the governor has declared a state of emergency and that happened last week and that remains in effect, right? >> right. the state of emergency will remain according to governor larry hogan the new republican governor so tested in the early stages of his tenure in the governor's mansion. he said you can't just pull 3,000 national guard troops off the street just like that or the
extra troops to came in, either, so the state of emergency stays for a couple of days while they redeploy. yesterday they were wondering what would happen to the next, where they would go. it was groups of policeman and national guard standing with their weapons at ease. we are learning in the course of all this, more than 100 police officers were injured there were almost 500 arrests and on the last night of the curfew, 46 arrests. >> will the police officers still remain on duty in baltimore, the ones from outside the city? >> no, i think the extra officers from outside are beginning to redeploy, as well as the national guard. baltimore police will keep some of them on to boost the numbers a little bit. the tactics will be to concentrate on areas of the city that actually need help and considered according to social media and to intelligence, areas where there may be a chance of
some potential trouble brewing. that's where they will concentrate their efforts. one last thing according to governor hogan and his news conferences yesterday, 200 businesses are now out of business because of the rioting on monday night. that will have an effect on those communities. those were mom and pop businesses a lot of them and they were serving the community often the only place you can get a line of credit around here. >> thank you very much. >> faith has played a key role in heal for baltimore. paul beban attended a special service billed as a rising from the ashes ceremony. >> on sunday morning at churches across baltimore prayers for peace and progress. >> god is using baltimore to lead the way. >> you know, we've all got to come together. it's a day of unity reconciliation prayer or the
city of baltimore. >> for a song man who grew up on these streets a plea for understanding after a week of unrest. >> i see me. i see see me. i see the little boy inside baltimore sitting in special ed. folks say you'll never amount to anything. i see me. >> at the new psalm church, a sermon about what comes next. >> we need to see some long term solutions, because when the cameras are gone, newspapers stop reporting the next event takes place in the next town, we'll still be here. >> the pastor knows soon the national spotlight won't be shining on his community. >> we still have work to do
here, you know, there will still be people struggling with addiction, still people in poverty. there will still be young african-american men that meal hopeless. there will still be women trapped in poverty that have too many kids or don't have support for their kids. those problems will still be here. >> antoine bennett grew up after a stint in prison for shooting a drug dealer turned his life around. he is a role model who runs a youth empowerment program. >> where we go from here is with men who feel like i do. >> after such a difficult week in the neighborhood and your city how are you feeling today? what comes next? >> oh, man that's a good question. like for me, what comes next is reconciliation. >> we're here. we're not running. we have more than enough reason to run, more than enough reason
to look for opportunities elsewhere, but we are acknowledging there is limited opportunities here, but we are not giving up and want to bring those opportunities here. >> now to israel, where protests took a violent turn this weekend. thousands clashed with police in in tel-aviv. israel's president is now saying that police need to listen to the demonstrators. mike hanna has more. >> violence after hours of peaceful demonstration. there have been squares in tel-aviv named after an assassinated president that sought unity. on one street, police and special forces, on the other ethiopia jews who have long
argued they've been marginalized and discriminated against because of the color of their kins. the protest began a number of kilometers away from the square. >> the group is small but its impact on an already tel-aviv traffic is far out of proportion to its size. no permission was granted for this gathering. police at this point standing by attempting to prevent the crowd from moving further into the traffic. >> many of these protestors are born in israel, children of those brought to the country in a controversial israel government airlift of ethiopians who laid formal claim to jewish heritage three decades ago. most had viewed this video in recent days. it's footage of an ethiopia israel soldier being attacked by
a police officer and his colleague in a suburb of tel-aviv. it led to a demonstration in jerusalem last week that led in violence and to the events in the course of this day. the crowds which increased in size appear to be dispersing peacefully. then a few hours later it began gathering again in the square. no more restraint from the side of police, stun grenades and officers on horseback attempting to disperse the crowd. too late to stop the events from this night but in coming hours the israeli prime minister will be meeting representatives of the ethiopian community along with the soldier whose assault by police has become so public. an attempt perhaps to stop jewish unity from being washed away. al jazeera tel-aviv. >> security is tighter than
usual in syria's capitol a suicide bomber blew himself up in damascus near government offices and embassies. there are conflicting reports on the impact. a human rights ears say one person was killed and three wounded, including a senior military official in charge of munitions. an official said they were all killings within a terrorist groom. >> rescues from boats in the mediterranean have arrived in a italian port, according to italian coast guard officials. ten were found dead on the ships en route. the rescue operation is just the latest after the worst migrant ship wreck in memory, when nearly 900 people drowned in the mediterranean two weeks ago. stephanie decker has more from sicily. >> they approached the port in silence. silhouettes in the dark sky the
boat has just show a powerful moment standing silently as the boat came to shore. most have incredible difficult stories to tell, risked a lot to get here. many don't know where they're going from here, but this one of the first times they have felt safe in a very long time. >> almost 900 people were onboard. after being rescued saturday, they docked in sit lee in the early hours of monday morning. >> they never stopped so we talked about emergency because there i also not really a sudden emergency, but we know it is kind of chronic condition repeating again and again. >> it took hours to disembark. the medical emergencies first. it was show going.
a hint of what they've been through on their faces, we were not allowed to talk to any of them. not all want to stay and will try to continue their journey to other countries. they're future remains uncertain but for now they've arrived to a new day after a voyage where they risked their lives. it's a journey thousands more will attempt. not all will make it here alive. >> up next, nepal's government wants relief agencies to focus on rural communities, but aid workers say the damage beyond the capitol is slowing them down.
>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 7:27 eastern time, taking a look at today's top stories. saudi arabia denies reports that its troops are on the ground in yemen fighting houthi rebels. on sunday, witnesses in the port city of aden said they had seen arab special forces there. so far the u.s. backed sawed coalition insists the ongoing air campaign is enough to take down the houthi rebels. >> secretary of state john kerry is in kenya discussing security operations in east africa. he offered american support in the fight against groups like al
shabab and commemorated the victims of past attacks including a shooting at garissa university last month that killed nearly 150 people. >> in new york, a city police officer remains in critical condition after a weekend shooting. officer brian moore and his partner were talking with a man when he opened fire, shooting moore twice in the head. the suspect has been charged with attempted murder. >> in the political campaign, two new republicans in the presidential race this morning carly fee reno just announced that she is in she is the former c.e.o. of hewlett packard. >> i am announcing.
>> carson has never run for public office. mike huckabee is also expected to join the republican field with an announcement tomorrow. senators ted cruz, marco rubio and rand paul announced they are running for the republican nomination. there are reports that they. a's government says no more fortune rescue workers are needed in katmandu. officials say the major rescue work in the capitol is complete, but there is plenty of work in villages and remote mountain areas. more than 7300 people died in the earthquake. we are live in katmandu. what can you tell us about this report? do you think that these international rescue workers will go to the remote areas? >> >> we've spoken to the communication minister and he denied any member of the government said that.
they are not sure how this report that was reported by the associated press was given out to the public at large. as far as the government are concerned, what they are saying is that the international rescue teams that are here are welcome to stay, as long as they want and welcome to go wherever they want to go in coordination obviously with the nepal military. they have not given any orders for rescue teams to leave because they do want them to continue helping nepal. there are many areas in the earth quake zone still not touched by the emergency services. there is a perception here by the government now that the rescue effort in all of the buildings and i can't is is over. they've managed to get sniffer dogs around all of these collapsed buildings and
monuments. dead bodies are being recovered but in terms of survivors that's not the case, we have also been out to see the aid and rescue operation. i went to the airport to find out the allegations that things may have been clogged up. this is my report on exactly the situation at the moment. >> the international aid effort is in full swing at katmandu airport, working at full capacity. much-needed tents and medical supplies are on their way to victims of the quake. >> difficult to set up hospital. surgical capacity and 20 bed capacity or so, for surgery. we have more activity. >> nepal's government is accused of taxing aid coming in, lack of
coordination a continuing slow response to get help to the victims. >> aid through air or through road will be free of tax. >> many planes are ready to fly. these tents have arrived from china. >> what we have seen here is that as soon as that cargo seems to land, it is off loaded, registered to know exactly what it is and reloaded on to aircraft like this. >> while aid to nepal by air is getting easier, a major problem is not every victim lives near an airport. >> we've had a commitment now from the government that the challenges that we experienced in the early days of the crisis, that resulted in limited access to aid coming out of the airport to communities that those problems were resolving.
>> the disaster zone is huge, the majority of victims live in small, isolated areas many unreachable by road. this is where local aid organizations are playing a crucial role in a relief effort. >> of course working around the clock to fill the sacked and in this is rice, sugar lentil, salt and oil here. soap matches candles for lighting and sanitary products. blankets and clothes for a lady and small items of clothing for children. there are 6,000n.g.o.'s across nepal, coordinating their efforts alongside the government the international agencies to make sure the aid that people really need gets to them and gets this them on time. >> the people of nepal are also helping each other. upper most in many minds is the coming monsoon the heavy rain expected in six weeks time.
six weeks to save and get help to those that need it most. >> well, it's also very difficult for the sherpa community, because this is peak tourist season in nepal. many mountaineers come to climb mount everest. they feel there i also a national tragedy which is so obviously going on and sherpas feel their skills are required to help the search and rescue teams to get to remote areas of nepal affected by the earthquake so for the second year running it seems that the sherpa community have been affected. in 2014, 30 of them were killed in a huge avalanching which decimated the tourist season. it's a very depressing picture we're painting for nepal the sherpa community at least.
>> national parks help protect animals on the ground, but there is a new push to protect birds in the sky. scientists say collisions between birds and planes, wind turbines and power lines are becoming too common. these accidents cause millions of animal death as year and increased the extinction risk for several species so researchers say states should
create air space reserves, essentially national parks in the skies. the reserves would also change with the season, as birds start to migrate south. for more on this story go to aljazeera.com and click on environment. >> in today's viral impact, a new report it is one in six of animals on earth could soon go extinction if we don't take action on climate change, according to the researchers at the university of connecticut. am fibbens and reptiles face the greatest risk. it would be highest in new zealand, australia and south america. >> the last minute reprieve saved one of new york city's longest running musicals. the fantastiks had been scheduled to show. the show debuted in 1960. it shut down from 2002 to 2006
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>> good morning this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. the investigation is still on going this morning in garland texas. police shot two gunman dead after they opened fire outside a community center near dallas last night. a security officer was also injured. it happened as the center was hosting an art show, featuring cartoons depicting the prophet mohammed. it was sponsored by the american freedom defense initiative, a new york based group the southern poverty law center called a known anti muslim organization. there was extra security on hand because it hosted an event denouncing islamaphobia in january. >> additional police officers were hired for this event simply going back to the event held in january and what surrounded these types of events
in other parts of the world additional security was added to this event tonight. luckily it was because it ends up we had a threat and they executed that threat. >> the identity of the shooters and why they opened fire is unknown this morning. we have more from garland. >> police cannot confirm correlation between the shooting and the what was happening inside the building, that controversial art show, showing drawings depicting the prophet mohammed. what we do know are the two suspects the two men who drove into that parking lot are now dead. police say city stepped out of the car and opened fire, striking one police officer in the ankle. other officers at the scene returned fire, killing those two suspects. here's how one officer who was at the scene describes what he saw. >> i was outside heard the gunfire start gunfire just lasted seconds before it was over. >> police say security was already high prior to the shooting own though they did not receive credible threats prior to this happening because
of the potential that this very controversial event has the potential risk. this was an art show, hosted by the far right group american freedom defense initiative based out of new york city. they pilled this as a free speech event and were offering $10,000 to the drawer, to the artist who had the best cartoon depiction of the prophet mohammed. the group said they received 350 entries from around the country and this event was scheduled to show those drawings and reveal the winner. now the shooting according to police happened just 15 minutes before the completion of this event. at the time, there were 200 people inside the building, and among them was the organizer pamela gellar. she has sued many types to place anti muslim ads in new york city subways. she tweeted from inside the event saying this is a war on free speech. we know the f.b.i. is on the
scene investigationing, although again, police say at this point they still have no conclusions to draw and nothing they can say about the motive. >> texas governor greg abbot called the attack senseless. in a statement he says this is a crime that is quickly ended thanks to thequist action by garland law enforcement. our thoughts and prayers remain with those affected. >> the event organizer pamela gellar has been in the news before and not just for those controversial ads. in 2010, she launched a major campaign against park 51, the proposed islamic community center located near the world trade center strike. she is vocal about her antimuslim views on her popular blog. when thousands of muslim protested over prophet mohammed cartoons in a danish newspaper she posted them on her blog. she wrote that she believes president obama is a secret
muslim and love child of malcolm x. >> where black israelis took to the street this weekend protesting brutality and racism. it took a violent turn when police used tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowd. >> violence after hours of peaceful demonstration. the square in tel-aviv named after an assassinated president who saw the unity becomes a flash point in what most call a jewish nation, one now divided. >> on the one side, israel police and special forces, on the other a group of demonstrators led by ethiopia jews who have long argued that they've been marginalized and discriminated against because of the color of their skins. the protests began earlier in the day at a venue a number of kilometers away from the square.
>> the group is small but its impact on an already chaotic tel-aviv traffic is far out of proportion to its size. no permission was granted for this gathering. police at this point standing by attempting to prevent the crowd from moving further into the traffic. >> many protestors are born in israel children of those brought to the country in a controversial israel government airlift of ethiopians who laid formal claim to jewish heritage three decades ago. >> most here had viewed this video, along with hundreds of thousands of others in recent days. it's footage of an ethiopian soldier being attacked in tel-aviv. it led to a demonstration in jerusalem last week that ended in violence and to the events in the course of this day. the crowd which had increased
in size appeared to be dispersing peacefully. then a few hours later it began gathering again in the square. no more restraint from the side of police. stun grenades and officers on horseback attempting to disperse the crowd. too late to stop the events from this night but in coming hours the israeli prime minister will be meeting representatives of the ethiopian community along with the soldier whose assault by police has become so public, an attempt perhaps to stop jewish unity from being washed away. mike hanna, al jazeera tel-aviv. >> discrimination against black israels dates back decades to when most of the population arrived in israel. the majority moved there in the 1980's and 1990s. there are now more than 135,000 living in israel. government statistics suggest
they earn 35% less than the national average and fewer of their youth receive high school qualifications. they call it marginal. >> and racism. in 2006, demonstrations erupted after blood donations from black israelis were banned. forced birth control injections were administered to black israeli women without their consent. >> six police officers were charged in baltimore and the mayor lift add occur fee in place since tuesday. the national guard is moving out. january tar let is live in baltimore for us. >> total contrast, could not have been more different. remember the long term issues that baltimore faces have not gone away, but the city has
turned a corner in the course of the last seven days or so. there was a big political rally on saturday. they called for an end to the occur fee saying we are not animals, we don't need the police on the streets of our city. within 24 hours the curfew was lifted the mayor making the announcement by tweet and later in the day speaking about it. here she is. >> i'm very confident what we saw over the past few days is not just the resiliency that our city but also our communities coming together. we want to heal our city. we know we have challenges in baltimore. we know there's work to be done, but what you saw in these last few days with the peaceful demonstrations and people coming together to celebrate baltimore is that will that we will get better that we will get through this and we'll do it as one
baltimore. >> the celebratory factor comes in because i think a lot of people in baltimore feel at last they have been listened to by the authorities. that was the affect of those arrests and charges friday. yesterday we had an interfaith rally here, preaching and operating to the city of baltimore. seven or eight marching bands show the up, tumblers, acrobats, that sort of thing all here yesterday evening. very, very loud. celebratory is the mood of the city at the moment. >> even though the curfew is lifted a state of emergency is in effect. what does that mean and when might we see that lifted? >> i don't think we'll see it lifted for the next couple of days. according to the governor, there were in the end about 3,000 national guard here. they could have called up to 5,000 and another 4,000 or 5,000 police from the northeast on stand by to help. you can't just roll those back
in a nanosecond. yesterday, we did see actually, police and national guard standing around with their weapons down, wondering where they would be deployed next and what to do next. it will take a while to get them off the streets. that's why the state of emergency will remain in place. although there were no arrests last night there were nearly 500 in the course of the emergency situation sings the curfew was imposed last thursday. there were 46 saturday night. 200 businesses, 200 businesses were affected by that the rioting, in fact put out of business. that's bad news for those communities. a lot of those were mom and pop style businesses, often the only place that would give you a line of credit. >> the scene on the mend now. john terrett, thank you. >> nearly 5800 migrants rescued from boats in the mediterranean arrived in italy. the coast guard picked them up this weekend. it found the bodies of 10 passengers who died on their way to europe.
the rescued were traveling from libya. hundreds of the migrants were brought to sicily and that is where stephanie decker is. >> they approached the port in silence. silhouettes in the dark sky. the boat has just shown a powerful moment as the migrants stand silently as the boat has just come so to shore. many of them have incredibly difficult stories to tell. they've risk add lot to get here. many don't know where they're going from here, but this one of the first times they have felt safe in a very long time. >> almost 900 were onboard. after rescue, they dogged in sicily in the early hours of monday morning. >> they never stopped. we talked about emergency because there is not sudden emergency, but we know there is chronicle condition repeating
again and again. >> it took hours to disembark emergency cases first but a thorough one by one medical screening process meant it was slow going. their exhausted looking faces a hint of what they've been through. we were not allowed to talk to them. italy's interior ministry will decide where they go next. some will journey to other countries. they're future remains uncertain, but they've arrived to a new day after a voyage where they risked their lives. it's a journey thousands more will attempt. not all will make it here alive. al jazeera sicily. >> in afghanistan, a verdict is expected soon in the mob killing of a woman. 49 men, 19 of them police officers were on trial this past weekend, accused in the brutal murder of an afghan woman in marsh. prosecutors allege she was beaten to death because of a false accusation that she burned
a copy of the koran. video of the attack went viral and was shown in court. >> conflicting accounts from yemen where witnesses in aden say they've seen sawed special forces on the ground. saudi arabia denies those reports. so far the u.s. backed sawed coalition insists the ongoing air campaign is enough to take down houthi rebels. >> sources in aden say these men are not what they appear to be, although their clothing is similar to the attire worn in this area. they are said to be arab coalition tubes in aden to help pro government forces in the fighting against houthi militia. local fighters don't usually have access to the kind of weapons seen in this exclusive video. >> anti tank weapon as used by light infantry troops, typical weapon that is also used by special operation forces, but at the end of the day you have to
define your objective and then find best way to achieve it, so going with a ground operation would not be the-wisest way to do it, because it will be very costly. >> local sources agree these are special forces in a reconnaissance mission but the and you had led coalition spokesman denies having sent troops. >> if forces were sent, we would have spoke of it in a briefing. the coalition will not spare any effort backing the resistance and achieve positive outcomes on the ground. i reiterate today, no prop landings were made into yemen. >> ground troops in yemen would be a major escalation in the war. it's a move saudi arabia doesn't seem to be committed to at the
moment. that's because once a ground operation starts, heavy casualties are inevitable, as is a protracted conflict. ambiguous comments were made when asked about future operations. saudi arabia and its allies repeatedly suggested there may be a ground invasion, but appeared optimistic that it wouldn't be necessary. the coalition has said airstrikes would be enough to take down houthi military capabilities but fighting is still raging in the southern city. forces loyal to president adou rabbo mansour hadi seem to be making gains but aren't in complete control. there doesn't seem to be a unified central command to coordinate the war effort of these pro hadi militia. al jazeera riyadh, saudi arabia. >> in a new report by the group human rights watch said the sawed coalition has probably be using cluster bombs against the houthi rebels, those bombs banned by most countries.
the saudi government has not responded to the claim. >> new picture of an offensive to push boko haram out of northeast nigeria. images show the boko haram fighters fleeing the forest. you can see women and children escaping from huts where they were allegedly held captive. a military spokesman said the hostages were immediately taken to safety zones. >> adolfo davis in prison for a murder at 16 will be resentenced. >> protests are expected in france ahead of a controversial vote on new digital surveillance measures. supporters say the law will fight extremism critics say it will lead to restrictions on civil liberties. >> leaders will focus on securing long term economic growth and social development.
>> the field of presidential candidates is growing this morning, the latest to get in. >> we sit down with the mayor of kiev a former boxer to talk about the on going conflict with russia. >> this conflict, we can stop through diplomatic decision. >> fighting animal trafficking using very unconventional methods.
>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. taking a look at some of the other top stories from around the nation this morning. >> carly fiorina i just announced i am running for president. >> former hewlett packard c.e.o. announcing she is joining the field of republican presidential candidates. she posted a message on twitter it says this: i am running for president. >> she joins retired newer resurgeon ben carson in the race he announced he is seeking the presidential nomination. he is set to form ally kick off his campaign in detroit. >> a new york city police officer in critical condition after being shot saturday. officer brian moore and his partner were talking with a man when he turned and opened fire, shooting moore twice in the
head. the suspect has been charged with attempted murder. >> puerto rico is the latest u.s. territory to legalize medical marijuana. the governor signed an order giving the island's health secretary on order. medical marijuana is now legal in 23 states. jamaica recently passed a law partially decriminalizing small amounts of pot. >> shelling in eastern ukraine despite an official ceasefire. gunfire resumed in donetsk. two people were injured residential buildings hit. the ceasefire in effect now for months requires bat sides to pull back their most powerful weapons by more than 30 miles. heavy with the boxing champion is now the mayor of crane's capitol kiev. he's been a key player in ukraine and sat down with our patricia weighing in on the latest ceasefire. potty, good morning. he's been in office a relatively
short time, already making changes. >> he says been in office a year marking this month. he's definitely rolled up his chiefs and gotten to work. while his younger brother defended his heavyweight boxing title recently, he has been making his name in the political arena, working to rid corruption. i asked him whether he'd like more help from the united states which recently sent 300 troops to ukraine to help train government forces. >> we appreciate for political support. we appreciate of moral support economic support of ukraine. we also appreciate for support in military way.
i talk about defending weapon. >> you want the united states a provide ukraine with weapons. >> if we talk just defending weapons. >> your relationship with your brother is very, very well documented you're the big brother, you're in politics, he supports you but he's not a politician but tries to help you where you can. are you worried at all that your little brother could be targeted for your political activities? >> i never think about that. i never think about that, but i know one -- i actually thought about it, together we are double strong, we are double strong, support each other, we have better result in sport and support each other in politics, we have a lot of brothers, we
have 45 million ukrainian. we are all brothers and we support each other in this game. it's not game, it's just fight because we are fighting for better life. we fighting for democracy. >> do you plan to run for president again? >> many politicians have personal ambition, but it's very important, it's interest of the country have to be in the first place and i moved aside my political ambition. unity depend the future of our country and i call to every politician be united, and we were successful that we save all the money stabilization in the
country. i take a part in important reform in kiev. it's very important personal ambition and all political ambition have to not be of interest of country. >> which sport, in your view, breeds the superior leader, judo, or boxing? >> it's not the question we sport. it's very important rule of war if you break the rule, you will be disqualified. in sport or in politics. >> he is also trying to lure investors to kiev to jump start energy efficiency projects and lessen ukraine's dependence on
russian energy supplies. >> that was a loaded question about the judo if i of heard one, patty, thank you. >> scientists in oregon are using forensics to fight animal tracking. they are trying to save endangered species with unconventional tactics. >> illegal trade in wildlife is a big global business, worth at least $19 billion a year. that makes it the fourth largest criminal industry in the world right behind drugs counterfeiting and human trafficking. it's been connected to organized crime, militant groups, and even al-qaeda. the rhinoceros, one of the world's iconic creatures is being devastated by the black market trade. this rhino horn is made of the same stuff your fingernail is made of, but on the black market it's more valuable than
gold or even platinum. a specimen like this could sell for close to $400,000. >> what crime lab do you turn to when the victim has four legs and all you've got is a severed horn? this one the u.s. fish and wildlife service forensics lab in ashland oregon, the world's only crime lab devoted to wild life. it investigates cases for the u.s., as well as 180 our countries belonging to the convention on international trade in endangered species. >> our job is to speak for the evidence. here we're making a difference. we can save species. we're pushing the envelope with our science every day. >> determining the species can impact the penalty for a crime. some are more critically endangered. block rhinos, less than 5,000 remain in the wild. >> our job is to look at the chemical signatures and they tell us if an object is really
made of rhinoceros or if it's a plastic. >> once you have positive i.d., what happens next? >> then we give it to d.n.a. >> they extract d.n.a. from part of the 60. that is on the one job here. >> it ranges from species identification for caviar or pieces of meat or matching a gut pile in the woods to some blood on a car to the deer in somebody's freezer. >> there's a huge diversity. >> and stuff from all over the world. we try to go in and drill out as close to the horn as possible, because that's the closest material to what was growing and obtain a little tissue. we crush it up into a fine powder and then we put it into a liquid that's a detergent that breaks down cellar material in
there. >> with good science, we are going to take down bad guys over and over again. investigators will have us behind them and that's what we need to be. people have to understand what danger these creatures are in. rhinos are gone, i think. i don't think they stand a chance. those horns are worth too much. how do you deal with that? >> you can watch techno tonight at 6:30 eastern here on aljazeera america. >> american marines arrive in nepal but a supply log jam is making things worse. >> the power struggle between green energy and the electric industry. industry.
cartoons depicting the prophet mohammed. two men were killed when they opened fire outside the community center. the motive is still unknown. >> the curfew is lifted in baltimore where the weekend was quiet. demonstrators held celebrations on sunday. a state of emergency is still in effect and police are promising to remain on alert for any potential violence. >> nearly 5800 migrants rescued in the mediterranean are undergoing medical exams in italy this morning. the italian coast guard picked them up en route to europe from libya. it found 10 people who died on the journey. >> in nepal it appears the climbing season will be called off at mount every vest. sherpas are refusing to rebuild a climbing route after it was destroyed by an avalanche triggered from the earthquake. the seven point eight magnitude quake death toll now stands at
7300. >> the international aid effort is in full swing at cad man do airport. it's working at full capacity. much needed tents and medical industries are on their way to victims of the quake. >> we set up a hospital, surgical capacity and 20 bed capacity or so for surgery or so, also to add some more activity nearby. >> nepal's government is under pressure accused of taxing aid coming in, lack of coordination, and a continuing slow response to get help to the victims. >> either through air or through road will be free of tax. >> back at the airport nepalese soldiers are loading more aid. these tents arrived from china. >> we have seen here that as
soon as that cargo lands it's off loaded, just registered to know exactly what it is and reloaded on to aircraft like this. >> while aid by air is getting easier not every victim lives near an airport. >> we've had a commitment now from the government that the challenges that we experienced in the early days of the crisis, that resulted in limited access to the commodities comes out of the airport and getting out to the communities that those problems were resolving. >> the disaster zone is huge, the majority of victims live in small, isolated areas many unreachable by road. this is why local aid organizations are playing a crucial role in a relief effort. these guys from an n.g.o. working to fill the sacks with these perishable items rice,
sugar, lentil, salt and oil soap matches candles for lighting and sanitary products. blankets and clothes for a lady and small items of clothing for children. there are 6,000n.g.o.'s across nepal. they are coordinating efforts alongside the government, the international agencies to make sure the aid that people really need gets to them and gets this them on time. >> upper most in many minds is the upcoming monsoon the heavy rain expected in six weeks's time, six weeks to help and get aid to those who need it most. al jazeera katmandu. >> a team of u.s. marines has arrived in nepal to help with the relief efforts. with them are badly needed supplies and help for people still trapped in those remote areas. more u.s. troops will arrive in the coming days. the death toll in nepal now tops
7,200, another 14,000 have been hurt. a key problem in getting international aid to the people who need it is getting the ok to bring supplies past customs. aid groups report long delays trying to get government clearance. >> we know that a lot of aid has come from outside but not reached where it's supposed to reach. it must reach the place it was meant for. there is no sense stork it here. it should be distributed. >> we are learning about the oldest survivor of nepal's earthquake the 101-year-old mon was buried under the rubble of his own house. we spoke to the man as he recovered at hospital. >> at 101 years old this man is the oldest survivor of the earthquake. he was at home when the ground began to shake and the wallings of his house came down. >> the walls around me collapsed. the ceiling came down, too some fell on my chest, as well. i was trapped inside. i received injuries to my foot
and my arm. >> he was alive during the last major earthquake in 1934 but says this was much worse. >> everyone in my family is alive. there were just two of us there but seven others died in my village. >> he is bothered by all the attention his story is receiving, but it's a story that has sparked hope that people may still be alive in the villages. >> secretary of state john kerry is in kenya today to discuss security operation in east africa. he commemorated victims of attacks in kenya including the nearly 150 people killed in a shooting at garissa university last month. he offered american support in the fight against groups like al shabab. president obama is scheduled to visit kenya this summer. >> in ohio, there's a trial underway adding to the national debate over police treatment of african-americans. a white cleveland officer is charged with manslaughter for
firing dozens of shots into a car at the end of a police chase. two african-americans inside the car were killed. they were unarmed. bisi onile-ere spoke to one of their sisters. >> he had his problems. he had his issues, but for the most part, my brother was a decent human being and he loved people and he was trying to get his life together. >> on a cold november night over two years ago timothy russell's life was south shore. >> take me back to that day in 2012 when you learned that your brother was dead. >> i didn't believe that it was him. >> michelle russell had seen the images on t.v., an old blue chevy malibu riddled with bullets, the driver and passenger dead. hours later she learned that her brother tim was behind the wheel and 30-year-old melissa williams was his passenger. >> i just didn't understand. i mean, how could this be, what
happened? >> it began when these spotted russell and williams, both homeless driving in an area known for illegal drugs. when an officer tried to pull the 43-year-old over for a traffic violation russell hit the gas. officers say they heard a noise coming from russell's vehicle that was similar to that of a gunshot, a high speed chase ensued. for over 20 minutes dozens of police cruisers trailed russell and williams through cleveland. the chase ended when officers unleashed a hail of gunfire. in all police fired 137 shots. both russell and williams were unarmed. >> what was your reaction to seeing those photos, to sees that over 130 shots were fired into your brother's vehicle? >> i just shot it was totally unnecessary. i mean, grant it, he didn't pull over for whatever reason, again
we don't know, because he could have had a valid reason for not pulling officer but he did not deserve to be shot up like that. >> why do you think it is that he didn't pull over? >> i believe that he panicked, he was scared, he maybe was in fear of his own life. >> of the 13 officers who fired shots, 31-year-old michael brie low fired the most. he row loaded his gun two times before climbing on to russell's vehicle and firing through the wind field. the former marine was the only officer charged. >> i've never been to afraid of my life. >> he faces two counts of voluntary plan slaughter. >> i felt my partner and i would be shot and we were going to be killed. >> what would you like to see happen to the officer who's on trial. >> this is a very hard question, because to be honest with you i'm not looking for any ill will
toward the officer. i'm looking for the truth. i want the truth to come out and so far what i've seen and heard being addressed in the courtroom, to me, is just not getting to the truth. >> the driver of the car fired at least 49 times. >> during trial the defense argued that officer brie low who climbed on the trunk of russell's car before climbing on the hood acted in self defense. >> you jumped not on the trunk not to be rambo but trying to survive. >> my sell russell also took the stand. she said that for years her brother battled an addiction to drugs and suffered from mental illness. >> did your brother have previous run-ins with the law? >> he had another issue where he tried to outrun the police. it was that kind of stemmed from
the drugs but he was trying to outrun the police in the past, but again, he was not -- he wasn't trying to kill anybody. >> if give good could possibly come out of his death melissa's death, this tragedy it really brought the light of the state of ho i how through the attorney general's office and the department of justice it really brought their focus in on the city of cleveland police department. >> this stuff has been going on for decades. it's only because of technology, social media cell phones, pictures cameras that you can take these photos and capture it that it's being exposed. >> russell says she still is searching for answers. >> that since day one has been my mission trying to figure out what the heck is the real story here. >> also you don't think that you're being told the real story? >> no, no, no, i don't believe the police's version of the story of what they claim
happened. >> officer brie lows fate is in the hands of a judge in light of the events that unfolded in baltimore, cleveland community leaders are asking for calm. the city has been planning and is prepared for anything. >> in today's digit albeit, national parks help protect annals on the ground, but there's a new push to protect birds are in the sky. scientists say collisions between birds and planes, wind turbines and power lines are becoming too common. these accidents cause millions of animal deaths a year and increased the extinction risk for several species. researchers say states should create air space reserves, essentially national parks in the skies. the reserves would change with the seasons as birds start to migrate south. for more, go to aljazeera.com and click on environment. >> in today's viral impact, advances in solar technology may be helping cut back on how much
power we buy from electric companies. energy consumption has gone down in the last two years setting up a power struggle with the power companies. we have this report. >> americans are going solar now more than ever before. 2014 saw the most residential solar incidents installations ever, expected to increase 60% next year alone. that growth is clashing with established you at this time, which in some states are charging cost prohibitive monthly fees or simply refusing to connect solar customers to the grid. >> it happened in hawaii last year. >> the rate of installations became so large to fast. >> you at this time stopped hooking up new solar customers like with my walker to the grid. >> we paid $35,000 for the 18 panels that we have. >> a fancy new system and no
grid. >> here's an example of heading toward sustainability where we need it most and if it doesn't work in hawaii, it ain't going to work anywhere. >> not so fast, solar's potential has caught the attention of elon musk. his company solar city, has teamed up with hawaiian electric to figure out how to get more customers connected. their efforts are showing serious promise but there's still that problem and that's the utility company's bottom line. >> we're a little isolated grid here and can't sacrifice reliability so that some customer can get a rooftop solar and not have to pay their electric bill. >> hawaii electric is proposing to charge a $71 monthly fee for solar customers, which cuts into the incentive to go solar. it's not the only utility charging stiff fees. it's happening in arizona too. elon musk's company filed an
anti trust suit against the salt river project utility. at issue the minimum $50 monthly fee that salt river tacks on to solar customers' bills. solar city claims it would penalize customers by adding $600 a year to their bill, but the salt river project claims the fee is for infrastructure and support. then of course, there's the sunshine state. >> you guys florida voters? >> florida residents also argue they are fighting against a monopoly. state law man dates that only you at this time cancel power. if you want solar in florida you have to buy it from them. >> we have open market dictating the price the homeowner could dictate i want to sell it for this much or this much. >> an unlikely band of allies is trying to change the laws there. >> conservatives liberals, virallists christian coalition with us and we've got the puerto rico federation, a whole host of
america. it is 8:48 eastern, taking a look at today's top stories. >> a fight at a prison in greek left dead and injured. there was a clash after dinner on sunday. police say the fight was between men of albanian and other origins. >> in the northeast hundreds of women and children have been rescued in nigeria. >> no word yet on a cause of death for silicon valley entrepreneur goldberg. he died suddenly while vacations abroad with family. his wife is facebook executive cheryl sandburg. >> a team of u.s. marines arrived in nepal for relief efforts, bringing supplies and help for people in remote areas. more u.s. troops are set to arrive this week. military troops are not the only ones arriving to help.
a group founded by american veterans has also been helping in nepal. our reporter joins us now from katmandu. vince, thank you for being with us this morning. tell me what you are seeing in the scenes around you and what the biggest humanitarian needs you're seeing are. >> sure. yeah we've been seeing, you know we saw some medical needs that definitely when we first came in here, that there was a lot of trauma and things along that lines but now we're seeing the greatest need that trumps the medical needs is the basic needs of food, water and shelter. a lot of people we are seeing will have medical conditions, but they really are more concerned about whether they are able to drink or eat for that day. >> tell me a little bit more about your team, how many people have you got on the ground there with you and are you focusing on katmandu or trying to get out to some more remote villages?
>> we're actually based in katmandu. the greatest need is outside the city. a lot of the remote villages and areas surrounding the city, a lot of areas are not accessible by road, whether they were cut off or weren't accessible to begin with. we're focusing right now, we are in the region with one of our teams assigned to us by the ministry of health, working out of there trying to make access to the smaller villages in the area the population is estimated to be approximately 30,000 people in the region, but they're spread out in small villages. we also are sending a team up, you know, north of here and we're going to be working with the nepal police to search. there's a great huge land slide that has blocked access, so we're going to do work there
with them and we're working in another area with another group that we're working with to provide food and water that in area along with our medical aid and clinics. >> we're seeing video of your team members and what they do. looks like it includes medical treatment. u.s. marines are arriving. how does having a military background help in these sorts of disasters? >> well, i think one of the biggest things is that our members of capable of doing many different things, you know, the skills that they gained in the military, you know, they're not just useful for those applications they come back, they are able to adopt. they've got technology skills, they're able to survive in inclement conditions, they've got medical training. they've seen and heard things that are real similar to these disasters. going into a village totally
devastated by this earthquake is similar to many of the things our veterans have seen during their experience in the military. >> we are hearing about supply log jams that are happening for a variety of reasons at the airport in katmandu. are you hearing anything about that and what supplies does your team have? do you go in with supplies or do you also depend on airlifts to a certain degree for those? >> >> well right now in this area, we're really glad the marines are here, we're going to make contact with them, but right now, the airlift exhibits have been utilized for military efforts and they are tasking those out to capable teams. we are capable of going into an area and bringing our own food and water and securing those resources for ourselves. we bring medical supplies in, we source that in the country, as well and work with a lot of our other n.g.o. partners in the
world health organization to supply reinforcements for things in regards to medical. we are able to source those pretty good. bringing things into the country after we are here is more difficult, but not impossible, but for the most part, we try to bring in what we are going to use. >> vince moffit, thank you for joining us, we wish you the best of luck in helping those folks in nepal, thank you. >> on the money beat, today marks the start of small business week here in the u.s. the small businesses administration said the event is designed to promote entrepreneurs and help them do their jobs. some businesses are still feeling the effects of the recession. >> do you need a card? >> uh-huh. >> ok, over here. >> seven years after the recession, small business owner jodi bolan still struggles to make ends meet. she works solo at her knoxville
tennessee gift shop since she can't afford to hire anyone. she recognize not alone. 64% of small business owners say their businesses haven't recovered from the downturn. just 21% say they have. economists say one reason the recovery isn't faster for small businesses is because banks remain reluctant to provide loans to them. did he say speed hardships a majority expressed optimism about the future, but it's not without head winds start wages. as workers demand higher pay with pressure on national chains smaller businesses are also feeling the effects. >> they employ half the nation's private sector workforce. seattle for one is among cities boosting the minimum wage. last month it began phasing in a multi-year plan to boost it to $15 an hour. restaurant owners like john face tough choices. >> whatever people's perception of, you know, wealthy business
owners i'm not that guy. >> health care costs are another concern. the full effects of the affordable care act are unclear since small businesses were given more time than individuals to sign on. there's a wildcard. if the supreme court rules against obamacare in the latest case being considered, the urban institute warns smaller businesses would be vulnerable. one prediction, 3.4 million people on small business plans would face substantially higher premiums. mary snow, al jazeera. >> according to the senses, there are 28 small businesses in the u.s. those numbers are from 2010. small firms accounted for 64% of the new jobs created between 1993 and 2011, when the poll was taken. in its poll, the pew research center found americans have a good opinion of their small businesses. more positive than churches, universities and tech companies wallet hub said the best city to
say start a small business are shreveport louisiana and items da oklahoma. the worst are jersey city and newark in new jersey. 150 cities were studied. >> on the cult err beat, a last minute reprieve saved a long running musical. the off broadway hit the fantastiks had been set to close this week, but two unnamed fans contributed cash to keep it running. the show originally debuted in 1960. it did shut down once before from 2002 to 2006. the producers hope the summer season brings in more tourists. >> finally this hour, secretary of state john kerry is visiting kenya. this weekend he dealt with the elephant in the room, several elephants, in fact. kerry visited a wildlife refuge in nairobi sunday. recognizing a photo op took a selfie, also fed a baby elephant. that was back to official
>> hello from doha. this is the news hour on al jazeera. >> thousands of black israelis protest against alleged police cruelty. israel's president said mistakes have been made in how they've been treated. >> stepping towards an uncertain future, 900 migrants arrive in sicily after rescued by european coast guards. >> i'm reporting from