>> two hours after the cease-fire begins in critical after weeks of fighting. there are reports of violence in some cities already. i'm lauren taylor. this is al jazeera from london. coming up united states' sanctions against russia could be lifted. a huge aftershock brings more kills dozens and brings more panic to nepal.
plus how much would you pay for a picasso masterpiece. we tell but the record-breaking which had made at auction. hello, we begin in yemen where a five-day cease-fire has been in place for two hours. we have reports of some violence violence. taiz. we have more from the saudi capital of riyadh. >> no one knows for sure whether the cease-fire will hold. the saudi for international aid agencies the truce offers a
window to send in supplies to those who are affected by the conflict. we're talking about millions of people. there is concern about the return of sporadic clashes. they're hoping to be able to move and help people. you're talking about millions of people who have no access to drink water medicine, fuel, basic commodities. looking forward to see immediate supplies reaching yemen. >> heavy fighting just hours before the truce took hold. at least ten people were killed and 60 injured including dozens
of children when houthi fighters she would a building. airstrikes also targeted an historical castle south of the city of taiz, which has been used as a base by the houthi. iranian warships are expected to accompany a car cargo ship. the ship is said to be packed with aid supplies. the pentagon said that all aid supplies need to be redirected to an u.n. direction hub into djibouti. >> the u.s. secretary of state has met with the russian president for the first time since the ukraine crisis in 2013. they would discuss ukraine yemen and libya. there was all that talk and few
results. >> john kerry's first engagement in sochi was at the resort memorial. so this was the u.s. government's opportunity to honor russia's role in defeating the nazis. then at least eight hours of diplomacy began first a meeting with foreign minister sergei lavrov. and then to the president's sochi residence to speak with vladimir putin. there was a long list of talking points, and it is a sign of how flawed the russian-u.s. relations are. there was just talking. >> we didn't come here with an expectation that we were going to define a specific path forward with respect to one crisis to another or have a major break through.
we came here purposely to have a full open dialogue with russia's leaders. >> it seems that they required the lyon the lion share of the discussion. >> if and when minsk is fully implemented it is clear that the u.s. and e.u. sanctions can begin to be rolled back. >> putin left without speaking to the press. his foreign minister was tasked with articulating russia's position. >> one of the key issues in our discussion was the crisis in ukraine. there are certain contradictions and our assessment of the way it's developing. but we share the view through a comprehensive use of the
agreement. despite talking about their agreements, washington and moscow have so much more that divides them. so make what you want of the diplomatic gifts exchanged here, an album of anti-u.s.-russia quotations, and some potatoes, tomatoes and a patriotic t-shirt for john kerry. rory challands al jazeera. >> 7.3 aftershock has hit nepal nearly three weeks after the earthquake. 45 were killed, and over 1,000 were injured in the quake. the shock brought down many buildings that were weakened by
the first quake and brought many to a pan. >> okay. reliving a nightmare just when people gun to believe they could return to something near to normality. head injuries, truck treasures. some of the medical staff are in shock as well. this quake may not have been as big as the last, but kathmandu hospitals are over again. and no one wants to be inside a building, and what follows are half a dozen aftershocks within minutes. >> i tried to jump out of the building, and i got hurt. >> this is in the north of the country in an area just recently been cleared after previous landslides remarkably no one was hurt. parliament was in session. but after a few seconds of
disbelief, people started running from the chambers. people tried to get to cellphones to tell relatives and friends that they were still alive. >> this place is dangerous. we have to leave. >> people have become scared in their lined. they don't know how they will live. going into a building they don't know what will happen. >> search eight weeks have grabsed. as if one major league eric wake wasn't enough. a search team is deploying, and this was a 19-story apartment block. now tollly destroyed. in some places there is little
place to find shelter. >> in burundi's capital protests against the president continue. the protesters grabbed one policewoman and dragged her along the street. after a tussle she was eventually set free. they have been protesting since the president announced his candidacy for a third at the term. >> the ruling party has offices in every town, and also in the suburbs throughout the city. the protesters say that after the police shocked them, they became angry. they came in and the roof is gone. walls have been smashed in, and
papers and furniture from inside have been taken. >> around the corner we met a pro tessers who wanted to talk with us. she said that a cousin who called a meeting had been shot. >> when a bliss man dried to cull me. but my cousin misi was shock. he died. >> people living hearsay that when ameccy was killed, they would bring him out to demonstrate. they would drag his car out here and into the road and set it on fire. since the protest began it's the first time since we've seen local officials from the ruling party being targeted in this way. >> still to come on allegation puerto rico allegations from beyond the graves. research proofs surgeon' from
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united within the city of taiz. ten people were killed when houthis attacked the building. sanctions on russia could be lifted if the cease-fire agreement in eastern ukraine is honored. john kerry was in sochi speaking with vladimir putin and sergei lavrov. an aftershock in nepal kills 45 people. the truss gets under way in yemen, several ministers are headed to washington for talks with president obama. the saudi king declined the invitation to the talks. riyadh say it was because of the peace talks with yemen. but some say it was a nub. >> when prince salmon became
king, president obama cut short a trip to make sure he was in the country. and the white house says king salmon promised to show up but canceled at the last minute. the white house tried to put the best spin on what seemed like a very obvious snub. >> i know there have been some speculation that this change in travel plans is an attempt to accepted a message to the united states. if so, that message was not received. >> still most analysts say that this is saudi arabia's and bahrain's way of showing how unhappy they are with the u.s. president. this is one reason. >> i think one of the biggest threats they mace may not be coming from iran. it's going to be dissatisfaction inside their own countries. >> but there are long-term concerns about a potential new
term deal that could lead to an alliance between the u.s. and iran. >> they're concerned that they would be marginalized. and iran and iraq, if it destabilizes, it would become the first option for the united states in the region again because of the similarities and much more than what you have in monarchies and absolute monarchies that have absolutely nothing in common with the united states. >> another big concern for the gcc if iran reaches a deal sanctions will be lifted. iran will have more money to spend on the groups it sports in the region. it wanted two things from the president. either a stronger defense treaty or better weapons systems. but those would have to get through congress, and there is a hitch. >> our policy has always been towards israel, to give israel a qualitative edge over its neighbors that could be
threatening it. i don't see that changing. >> it's neighbors cannot be sold better weapons systems. in an attempt to reassure gulf allies all indications so far some don't think that's enough. patty culhane. al jazeera washington. >> just a footnote on that story. within the last few minutes it's reported that the white house says that president obama is set to immediate with the saudi crown prince on wednesday morning. >> prosecutors rule that officer matt kenny used justified lethal force in the shooting of 19-year-old tony robinson. he is said to have struck kenny in the head during often altercation. this is one of a number of cases that has led to the scrutiny of
police use the force. we're live in chicago. why is this case different from other recent cases? >> it is similar in the sense that it is a white police officer who has shot and killed a black man. several people had called 911 number that leads emergency official to come out for events like this. there were complaints from eyenesses eyewitnesses that a man had been attacking pedestrians. who had punched a friend. later tests show that he was on a few different drugs marijuana, xanax a pill, and psych dealing mushrooms. the officer was hit so hard when
he came to the scene that his body damaged the wall of the stair well where he met this young man tony robinson jr.. there were a number of meetings in which community leaders sought to encourage people not to react violent picasso violently. the main difference is that the facts are muddled in this case and this community appears to be more prepared than baltimore and ferguson. >> in that context what could you think is likely to happen? >> well, what is happening right now as we speak is a march towards the capital the capital of wisconsin, that is. there is peaceful protest going on and people are talking about a black spring modeled on the
arab springs. this there are up risings although they insist they will be peaceful up risings although we've seen those up risings in other towns have not been peaceful. in baltimore they were pretty violent and there were major clashes between police and protesters. they'll make sure that what happens outs in the streets this growing protest over the police shooting of young unarmed men does not devolve into the kind of violence that occurred in those other cases. >> thank you very much, indeed. the chief prosecute at the international criminal court wants a justice court formed in libya to form stability. the comments came during a brief briefing to the u.n. security council. well, the u.n. says that
smugglers have taken advantage of the smuggleing. some migrants don't intend to stay in italy but become trapped there. stephanie dekker followed the journey of one teenage interior gambia to catania. >> time seems to be standing still. he was 17 years old when he arrived ten months ago from libya. he was taken to a center for minors and his dreams have been put on hold. these days i go to school. the other days i don't do anything. so that time is wasting time. some people before they move from the country, they have talents, they have knowledge. >> he has applied for asylum, but it's a long-wented process.
italy is overwhelmed leaving many in a legal limbo. many here were only supposed to be here for a short time but there is nowhere else for them to go so they are waiting for this process to play out for an extremely long time. these young men complain about the conditions here. four to six to a room, and they don't get the pocket money they were promised. but organizations say that the money drips in. >> the lack of money means i can offer an inefficient service. i can't buy clothes very often and their weekly pocket money i can only deliver every two months. that's why some of the boys are not happy. >> they will have their dreams and this long wait means that they're getting increditedbly
frustrated. their future weighs heavily. >> someone describes those who were saved at sea as the invisible ones. >> all of our efforts and it is right to take care of the people who risked their lives at sea. but once they arrive at the port we forget about them. they get stuck in the system and they can't fulfill their hopes. this is the forgotten tragedy. >> there is beauty and hope against all odds. they say they will get the opportunity that they risked everything for. stephanie dekker, catania sicily. >> calling on governments to
find and rescue hundreds of migrants believed to be stranded at sea. on monday malaysia detained a thousand people from myanmar and bangladesh including dozens of children. around 2,000 people have reached ma lie i can't and indonesia in the past two days. >> the russian opposition activists have unveiled a report that indicates that russians were fighting in ukraine. >> the 65 page or is called simply putin: war. it contains damning claims of russia's direct military involvement in the ukraine conflict. we collected and analyzed
exhaustive evidence that russian troops are present in ukraine as well as mercenaries recruited financed, trained and sent to take part in the war in ukraine with the armed forces. >> the russian army made two major incursions into the ukraine, helping the separatist fighters gain vital ground. the report said that thousands of russian soldiers were ordered to resign from the army and go to war as volunteers. at least 220 russian soldiers are believed to have been killed, at least 70 here in the town of debaltseva. opposition activists believe that moscow oversaw the transfer of military equipment including the surface to air missile system used to shoot down a malaysian airlines jet last july. it's believed that water in ukraine has cost russia more
than $1 billion. boris ne mtsov was a critic of vladimir putin. he did not have time to finish the job. he was gunned down just meters from the kremlin. the russian government arrested two men from the north caucasus for his murder. but before his death he left a trail of documents and handwritten notes. fellow activists have used them to complete his research. however the reports expected to receive little attention from russia's state-controlled media. the kremlin has refused to comment on the claims. al jazeera. >> international monetary fund confirms that greece has repaid a loan and that greece used its emergency imf holding account to make the basement. but billions more are due over
the next three months. the greek finance minister has warned that his country risks running out of money if they don't reach a deal with the eurozone in brussels. one of picasso's paintings have set a record of a single art sold at auction. john terrett reports from new york. >> christie's auction house in n new york. much talk about the picasso house, part of a unique sale of impressionism, modernism, post-war and contemporary art. and one for the record books. >> most of the young collectors who have become billion narrows are not collectors in the traditional sense working studying, looking at art.
these collectors tend to be more impulse shopping. >> what is that, by the way is that a woman? >> probably could be a woman. could an bird. >> there is nothing quite like teasing an art deal. it's quite okay. he has heard it all before. a private art dealer, he remembers a different time. >> most of my collectors were lawyers and doctors professional people who had made a good living, who didn't have hedge funds in 1980. >> he said today's buyers are not of the traditional sense. they're buyers seeking a good return on their investments. >> if you have people who are worth a billion dollars or more, whether they pray $1 million or $5 million or $10 million, this is not a major part of their. >> the picasso was not the only big sale at christies. multiple
works of hard sold for millions of dollars. another auction tuesday night in mark where key paint eggs are expected to sell for records amount like this, it's estimated to sell for millions of dollars. >> isn't it a blue scare on a yellow background. >> he must be thinking who is this philistine. >> this is a 1954 monumental canvas by roscoe. >> just because top buyers are seeking a good investment does not mean that they don't appreciate the art. >> i think you can do both. a lot of art has tremendous asset potential. >> but buyer beware. >> we saw what happened in 2007-2008. if there is a meltdown, these workers of art will go down considerably. >> no sign that have yet though. >> selling it here, at
christies, $160 million. >> john terrett. al jazeera. new york. >> plenty more stories for you on our website. www.aljazeera.com. details, of course, of our top stories the humanitarian cease-fire in yemen. www.aljazeera.com. of "the sex pistols" - the band that ignited a punk rock revolution. >> pain, suffering, the disenfranchised, unnecessary poverty, class warfare, all of these issues bother me greatly. >> he was a man who generated headlines and controversy. famous, of course, for his hit "god save the queen". >> [singing] god save the queen, the fascist regime.