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>> a soldier open fires at his barracks killing a colonel and six other then before being shot dead. hello, you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also ahead. >> we have discovered 159 which we believe to be humans. >> police found human remains believed to be left behind by traffickers. iraqi forces prepare for a fight.
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one month on, nepal nepalese offer a prayer to remember those who died in the biggest earthquake in living memory. we begin with news coming out of tunisia. a soldier has turned his gun on his own at the capital of tunis. >> this man suffered from family problems. he suffered from disorders. he had recently been transferred to an area where he was not allowed to carry weapons. this is now under investigation. >> we go to tunis with this update. >> this is already already has everyone on edge. this has turned out to be a serious incident.
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the worst of its kind where a corporal was able to stab some of his colleagues, and turning the weapon on himself. officials are saying that he did it for personal reasons. they'll speak to his family and friends as soon as possible. this all happen very close to the bardo museum, the seen of one of tunisia's deadliest attacks. 22 people were killed by to tunisian gunmen. most of them were tourists. the country is still reeling from that, and the army is viewed as an institution that is supposed to protect and up hold stability. there are many unanswered
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questions, and people will be wondering why this man, a soldier, loyal to his country was able to turn on his colleagues in this way and turn on his country. >> police in malaysia say they found 139 graves filled with remains of people they think were victims of human trafficking. the bodies were discovered on sunday near the border of thailand. we report from malaysia. >> the police suspect people were held captive here by traffickers who were trying to extort ransom money from their families. children's toys cages to hold prisoners and bullet casings were discovered. >> we have discovered 159 which we believe to be graves. we don't know what is underneath. we also discovered one highly decomposed body and we will
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also bring that down. we'll conduct postmortem on those that we've found to get to the cause of death. >> around 28 abandoned camps were found along a 50 kilometer stretch of the border. many of the camp occupants are thought to come from myanmar and bangladesh. 3,600 migrants from those countries have traveled by boat from indonesia thailand and malaysia the past two weeks alone. thousands more are thought to be trapped at sea. most are thought to be rohingya, who are trying to escape persecution at home in myanmar. they and other migrants are forced to pay smugglers. if they don't escape by sea many escape over land borders. the jungle are known to be used by smugglers and drug traffickers. more graves were profound on
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found along the malaysian border. >> we've known there have been these camps on both sides of the border. now malaysia has to really investigate what was happening there, whether there was official complicitty involved at the border. >> many say there needs to be pressure on the myanmar government to stop the persecution of the rohingya people. unless people feel safe, it is feared many more will perish. >> the u.s. defense secretary said iraqi soldiers, in his words, lacked the will to fight in ramadi.
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the iraq said that the u.s. failed to provide weapons and air support. rebels have set iraq's biggest oil refinery on fire. the refinery is on the road to mosul. the iraqi security forces are now advancing towards beiji to take it. >> iraq's largest oil refinery burns in the distance. fighters from the islamic state in iraq and the levant who are inside the refinery have set fire to part of it in a bid to stop advances by iraqi security forces. isil have set off nine car bombs killing dozens of iraqi security forces and shia militia fighters. this isil video is shown showing them burning machinery. the destruction is hampering efforts to recapture the
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refinery. >> it's an open terrain which isil have ridden it with boobie traps and roadside bombs. we're hopeful that our forces can overcome these obstacles. the enemy is desperate and therefore is trying different methods to hold our advance. [ gunfire ] >> the facility has been hard fought over, over the last six months. iraqi forces at times have claimed they were in control. the oil refinery is a huge source of income for whoever controls it. now, this might be a direct push to keep iraqi security forces out for good. al jazeera baghdad. >> neighboring syria activists say 15 people have been killed in government airstrikes in the city of palmyra, which is
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controlled by isil. this video was posted online to show the aftermath of the raids. the syrian government has conducted 17 airstrikes. now nigeria's leading cell phone provider said that it ultimately needs december sal the latest business hit by a fuel crisis in africa's biggest oil producer. some planes have been grounded and some airlines have diverted to other african countries to refuel. oil is mostly found in the niger delta there are other refinery, so most crude oil needs to be exported to be refined. it is imported back into nigeria by distribution companies.
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the companies have not been subsidizeed since january and the companies are going on strike leading to fuel shortage. >> this is one of the petrol stations selling fuel. people believe no matter how long it takes they can get a little fuel inside their cars. now what is happening here and across the country is reflecting other problems in nigeria the government blames the oil and gas sector. and the strike by oil workers union for the current predicament. but there are also outstanding issues of subsidy payments as well as corruption in the oil and gas industry. airlines banks hospitals and
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telecommunication companies are considerings shutting done their operations or scaling back their operations because of the energy crisis in nigeria. the cost of goods are going up. and the current situation threaten all activities across the country just two days before a government comes into office. >> preliminary results in ethiopia's national elections are expected to be released in the coming hours. final vote counting won't be completed until the end of june. on sunday millions voted in a regional and parliamentary poll. the opposition has accused the ruling party of using oppressive measures to remain in power. lots more to come on the program, including celebrations in the streets of madrid after spain's ruling party suffers a major defeat in local elections.
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>> reporting from new zealand where the country's rugged landscape has helped to inspire technology that could save lives.
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>> hello again. the top others on al jazeera. in tunisia a soldier kills seven of his colleagues, including a colonel. it took place in the capital of tunis. the soldier was then shot and killed. recently in malaysia there
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was discovered mass graves. isil fighters have set fire to iraq's largest oil refinery as iraqi security forces advance to beiji. >> in yemen at least 13 people have been killed after an shoot out caused an oil tank for exploit. the tank her been stolen by unidentified gunmen. fighters loyal to the exileed were andled president and houthi s fired over the area. explosives were hid no one a truck. the taliban said that it planned the attack. now it's been exactly one
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month since a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit nepal siling some 8,600 people. silence was held in kathmandu to remember the victims. those gathered and formed a human chain to reaffirm the resilience of the nepal nepalese people. the government estimates reconstruction could cost $7 billion. more than a million private homes and public buildings have been damaged or destroyed. the area is a major source of income for nepal. but now climbing routes are closed and many hotels damaged or destroyed. the u.n. said nearly half of nepal's historical attractions have been reduced to rebel. the commercial industry,
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education and health have been hit. we have reports some schools and many students are ready. >> a picture perfect landscape. or at least it did before the earthquake. nothing has been spared. homes, hotels, and schools. this one housed more than 100 primary students from the area. before the may 12th aftershock damaged these areas this school was already in need of money for a new boundary wall, equipment and furniture. so the head teacher isn't sure of when or if the government will come through with the money to rebuild the place from scratch. >> the mountain rains are coming next month then we won't be able to do anything. the international community will have to keep pushing the government to make sure that they use the money to rebuild
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schools. >> give the lack of government funding before the quake he's not counting on it, but the education ministry says they're already working on a plan. >> some schools will need to be redesigned. while others will have to moved to safer spots. it's hard to say but it will cost tens of millions of dollars to rebuild all the damaged schools. >> getting the schools ready even temporary ones is one thing. but preparing students to come back is something different as most have been to busy dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake to concentrate on school. up the road this 18-year-old left school at kathmandu after the quake. the earthquake had destroyed his school. >> after the aftershock i have not been to concentrate on my studies. >> in kathmandu some of the
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schools are ready to open. but for some students their uniforms and books are buried inside their homes. without them they cannot attend classes. some students don't think it's fair. >> i won't be able to go. it's not a good feeling but there is nothing i can do. >> life has never been easy here. today is another day-to-day struggle for most people, and now the worry is their children's future and their education is marked by the earthquake too. al jazeera nepal. >> nepal, one week after the earthquake struck nepal we brought you the story of a girl whose mother and brother died when they are house collapsed. andrew simmons returned to her village to see how she's coping. >> the lush greenery can't hide the pain. what this area is going through tests every facet of human.
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thisthe path they're following is the one taken a month ago by a mother and their baby who were buried in the rubble. for three days the family watched as the search continued. this girl kept clinging for hope that her mother and baby brother were alive. her grandmother feared the worse. when their boyd were found there was no dignity. just a crowd watching the earth movement take the boyd. a father who could in the face up to what happened, and his daughter distraught. they went through the traditional 13 days of mourning, but they struggle to find comfort. this is a homeless family finding it hard to rebuild their spirits. >> i'd love to get my life back, but the repeated tremors have
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affected the mental state of everyone in the village. it's not just me with my loss. it's difficult to think of a plan to rebuild. we fear another earthquake. >> she looks to her grandmother instead of her mother now but what was left of her childhood may also have gone with her loss. she makes sure grandma takes her medication. >> we don't have a home. we're compelled to live like this. the rains are coming, and i don't know who will help us. >> also makes sure that livestock next door are fed on time. there is little difference between the animal shelter and what has to serve as a family home these days. neighbors are determined to change that. some are demolishing what used to be their homes. self help is the only commodity in good supply. the new building materials provide ready being put to good use, but it's only temporary
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shelter. this father knows that hard work is head of him but he has to rebuild his life. this is their parents house. it was rebuilt after the 1936 earthquake and it will have to be rebuilt again because of structural damage. is this this is his uncle's home next door. that will have to be rebuilt. this is their house the entire second floor collapsed and it will have to be demolished and rebuilt. they do have the inner resolve to rebuild. there are bound to be moments when they can't see a future. she has the support and warmth of a large extended family, though and every one of them is determined to overcome the destruction and loss. andrew simmons al jazeera,
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nepal. >> now spain's ruling party has suffered its worse local election result in more than 20 years. [ cheering ] >> celebrations in madrid's anti- anti-austerity party is making gains. >> spanish prime minister is now under extreme pressure. from barcelona to madrid candidates scored big successes. and under ruling conservative people's party has lost it's overall majority in many other regions. after years of austerity and political corruption voters are increasingly disillusions with the two main parties and are looking for answers elsewhere. >> there are lots of corruption
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cases. people realize that the usual party they're doing the same thing. apart from that they're removing options that people should have, employment education. >> it's a shame my three grandsons who are abroad can't vote. one is in dublin. the other is in france. they have to leave because there is no work here. another one is about to finish university and is about to get out of here. let's see if we can fix this. the current leaders have to go, and the others have to come in. >> this man the leader, was watching sunday's results carefully because a general election is due in november. >> now we're obliged to work very hard to gain strength, to continue our path of political transformation of this country. >> at times anger over the state of the spanish economy and mistrust of established politicians has spilled onto the
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streets. the new left wing and centrist movements are fighting to end the two-party system of the past four decades and drive out the people's party. voters mr. being asked to choose leaders in 8,000 city halls and 13 of the 17 regional governments in spain. which control health and education budgets. the result heralds a new era of politics in spain and use to coalition government. tim friend, al jazeera. >> former israeli prime minister has been sentenced to eight months in prison for corruption a jerusalem court has found them guilty. the transaction is said to have taken place by trading minister. now a few years ago the unemployment rate of young u.s. soldiers returning from combat was nearly 30%.
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those numbers have dropped since then but many are still struggleing to adapt to regular jobs. kimberly halkett talks with one jesuit priest who is trying to stop that. >> this man joined the military when he was 19 years old. when he came back to the united states he couldn't find a job. >> when i said i was a veteran people think of a ptsd veteran not a regular guy. >> he was unable to find work in a corporate world. that's when he started the dog tag industry. they created the bakery after realizing that many u.s. veterans needed help.
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>> i ran a small bakery up in maine, and i saw how the disabled veterans loved to see with a they had done at the end of the day. >> he helped to make it happen. he understands what it's like to overcome stigma having been born with just one arm. >> he's just insightful and a mentor. >> he's helping these veteran to transfer their experiences. >> i jumped out of airplanes with explosives. >> into skills they can market at home. the veterans say there is a shared work ethic and camaraderie at the dog tag that is hard to find in in the civilianed. >> go to a bakery to be happy. i wanted to turn it into an atmosphere that would be happy. i wanted that inter change
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between the veterans with disabilities and the able-body world to engage them in a positive meaningful and happy. >> it's working. even sweeter sales are increasing every month. kimberly halkett al jazeera, washington. >> now a small company in new zealand is joining forces with the cost guard to help save lives. their ideas is to use aircraft to find people lost in remote areas. >> using cameras on so-called unmanned drones is nothing new. but honing them specifically for search search and rescue is. and at christchurch a two-man company is leading the way. >> it's basically on the humanitarian side and saving lives. once you're involved in an organization like that, you can't step away from it. >> it shows how the fans fit with the latest cameras and
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other technology can provide a valuable eye in the sky all controlled using a phone or tablet. >> i'll send it off in the direction that they feel needs to be searched or it will search off behind the boat. >> the price for this small model will be $5,000. larger drones that will be able to stay up in the air for ten hours. >> new zealand's rugged beauty is a magnet for those who love the outdoors, that means that every day there is a chance that something could go wrong. when it does, search and rescue workers face huge challenges. >> they may be able to reduce the use of conventional
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aircraft saving money. >> we send troops into harm's way quite literally. if we can save lives going up in a search by using these is a plus. >> they'll search for victims in disaster zones. the technology is being developed in christchurch, a city still struggling to rebuild after a large earthquake that struck four years ago. of course there is a commercial aspect to the project and it has to pay for itself eventually. but in the meantime it's humanitarian groups that stand to benefit from the technology. >> a gold plated statute of the president has been unveiled. the monument shows the president riding his favorite horse. the monument is simply called "the protector."
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