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>> a tunisian soldier kills seven completion before being shot dead inside of a military barracks. >> i'm lauren taylor. this is al jazeera live from london. coming up mass graves and cages found in malaysia. people in nepal park a month since the devastating earthquake. >> i'm reporting from new zealand where the country's rugged landscape help to inspire technology that could save
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lives. >> a tunisian soldier has open fired on his colleagues in at a tunis base. officials say that he had family and behavior problems. this comes after 22 people were killed back in march. >> this is a city that was already on edge. the confusion outside of the military barracks in the moments after monday's shooting is adding to the tension. the military said that the corporal stabbed to death one soldier, grabbed his weapon and open fired. the man had no known connections to any armed groups. the military insists he must have killed for personal reasons. >> this soldier had family problems.
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he suffered from behavior disorders. he had been transferred to an unit where he was not allowed to carry weapons. this is an individual case and the motives are under investigation. >> his motives will be crucial. investigators will want to speak to his friends and family the base is in the heart of the capital close to parliament and the bardo museum. this is where 22 people were killed in march. most of them tourists. the two men responsible were to youto tunisians where they had received weapons training 7 the army is supposed to be one of the most trusted institutions in the country. it's responsible for protecting tunisia's borders from instability and violence in the area. people will want to know why and how a soldier was allowed to turn on his own comrades.
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al jazeera tunis. >> more lied has been shed on the people trafficking trade which is preying on some of southeast asia's most desperate people. 140 suspected graves have been found in abandoned jungle camps used by traffickers near the thai border. there are also pens thought to use to cage migrants. most of the victims are members of the persecuted rohingya community. >> police suspect people were held captive by traffickers who would extort ransom money from their families. children's toys, cages to hold prisoners and bullet casings have been discovered. the camps are now abandoned. the police think they have found mass graves nearby. >> we have discovered 159. we believe to be graves. we don't know what is underneath.
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we also discovered one highly decomposed body and we will also bring that down. we'll perform a postmortem to get to the cause of death. >> many of the camp occupants are thought to come from myanmar and bangladesh. thousands have traveled by and many are thought to be trapped at sea. many are thought to be rohingya. they and other migrants pay smugglers to get them to countries to find work. the jungle between malaysia and
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thailand is known to be used by smugglers and drug traffickers. >> the only thing that is surprising about this is that the malaysian government did in the find that's camps earlier. we've known that there have been these camps on both sides of the border. now malaysia really has to investigate what was happening there, whether there was official complicity involved in the running of these camps by local officials or others, and investigating and prosecute everyone who was involved. >> human rights watch also says that there needs to be international pressure put on myanmar government to stop the persecution of the rohingya people. until the rohingya feel safe enough to stay in myanmar it's feared many more will perish in trafficking camps or at sea. al jazeera malaysia gentleman. >> isil fighters have reportedly set iraq's biggest oil refinery on fire. it is on the road between mosul
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and the capital of baghdad. it is now advancing towards beiji to retake 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 parts of it in a bid to stop advances by iraqi security forces. isil have set of nine car bomb killing go dozens of security forces. this is showing machinery inside the areas that they control. the iraqi security forces say destruction is hindering their efforts to recapture the refine. >> i it is an openfer rain, in which isil have ridden it with boobie traps trenches, sand barracks and roadside bombs. we're hoping that our force also overcome these obstacles. the enemy is desperate and lost manpower and firepower now and
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therefore is trying different methods to hold our advance. [ gunfire ] >> the facility has been hard fought over for the last six months. with both isil and the iraqi security forces claiming that they've been in control. beiji oil refinery is a major source of income for whoever is in control of it. it is unclear why isil would set fire to it. we've seen isil use these tactic tactics before. they used car bombs in ramadi when they overtook that city just a few days ago. this may keep iraqi forces out for a good. >> fighting in yemen's city of taiz houthies and fighters loyal to the exiled presidential have been fighting over a
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tanker. isil fight verse killed more than hundred people in and around palmyra since capturing it last week. the dead include government soldiers and civilians accused of backing bashar al-assad. the war in syria has forced many people to look for safety in lebanon but fears are growing about the risk of disease in refugee camps there. many of the refugees brought their livestocks, their former livelihoods into the camps but often without the proper vaccinations. >> when this family left syria three years ago they took their livestock with them. some died on the way to lebanon. others were sold. only seven sheep and goats from a his herd made it. >> how can i leave it behind. thehow can i leave it behind.
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>> it is estimate there had has ban 60% rise in the number of live stock in lebanon near syria, which is causing concern. there are more than 1.2 syrian refugees registered in lebanon and some of them have brought their live stock with them. because the war in syria has disrupted the delivery of animal vaccinations the risk of transboundary animal diseases across the border into lebanon has increased. lebanon's agriculture ministry said that large number of animals arrive without proper health checks. some farmers have reported new diseases over the past two years. the most common is foot and mouth, which causes ulcers. the alarm has been raised over a new vital disease. the united nations' food and agriculture organization said that it has some capital.
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>> we're worried about the cat tall in lebanon because a large number of cattle growers in lebanon especially in dairy capitals are very small growers. if one cow dies, one-third evident effort and the livelihood can be affected. >> these cows are now immuned but they still need to be closely watched. cross border grazing started before the war started. it's impossible to stop a herd from following its instincts. for this family going back home to syria is a dream and if it happens he'll take his five daughters with him as well as his goats and sheep. al jazeera along the syrian border. >> fuel shortages in nigeria
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have forced some businesses to shut down temporaryily. the strike that has seen huge queues continue right before the new government is to be sworn in the next few days. >> this is one of the few stations selling fuel in the city. and the queues are more than a kilometer long. people believe no matter how long it takes they can still get a little fuel. now what is happening here as well as other petrol stations across the country is reflected in other aspects of life into nigeria. for example the government blames the oil and gas sector as well as strikes by oil workers
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union are part of the predicament. now airlines banks hospitals and telecommunication companies are considering shutting done their operations or scaling back their operations because of the energy crisis in nigeria. the costs have gone up and costs of goods and services are also on the rise. this is no news in nigeria because people have gotten used to them. but the current situation threatsens to ground all activities in the country just a few days before government comes to office. still to come, protests against the president. and we'll tell how has benefited most from political upset in spain.
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opposition has accused president goodluck jonathan for the problems. a minute of silence was held in kathmandu to remember the victims. many gathered to form a human chain to represent resilience in nepal. the government estimates that reconstruction could cost $7 billion. much of the country's money comes from tourists. many visit come to climb mt. everest. many of the hotels are now closed. and many of the nepal's historical attractions have now
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been flattened. a week after the story of rish rishma whose mother and brother had died, we return to see how she and her family are coping. >> the lush greenery can't hide the pain. what this area is still going through tests every facet of human endurance. this is what passes as an aid. some shelter. the path they're following is one taken a month ago by a mother and her baby, who were buried in the rubble. rishma kept clinging to hope that her mother and brother would come home.
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a father who could not face up to what had happened, and his daughter distraught. they went through the traditional 13 days of morning but they struggle to find comfort. this is a homeless family finding it hard to rebuild its spirits. >> i would love to get my life back but the repeated tremors have affected the mental state of everyone in the village. it's not just me. it's difficult to think of a plan to rebuild. we fear another earthquake. >> rishma looks to her grandmother instead of her mother now but what is left of her childhood may have also gone with her loss. she makes sure that grandma takes her medication. >> we don't have a home. and we're compelled to live like this. the rains are coming, and i don't know who will help us.
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>> rishma also makes sure that the livestock ned door is fed on time. there is little difference between the animal shelter and what has to serve as a family home these days. neighbors are determineed to change that. some are demolishing what used to be their home. self help is the only commodity in good supply. new building materials provided have been put to good use but it's only temporary shelter. rishma's father knows that hard work is ahead of him but he must rebuild his life been dealing with the frab brick that will support it. this is rishma's parent's house. it will have to be rebuilt. and this is her unction's house it will also need to be rebuilt. and this is risham's house and it will have to be diminished
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and rebuilt. a close family their homes in ruins. yet they did have the inner resolve to rebuild. there will be moments when she can't see a future. she has the support and warm of the of a large extended family, though and everyone is determined to overcome the destruction and loss. andrew simmons. al jazeera nepal. >> protesters in burundi say they're willing to do anything to get more people to take part of demonstrations. protests have been held for weeks against the president's decision to run for a third term. we have more. >> it's another day of protests, and people think of a plan this time. the plan is to get into the city
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center. the police know this, so the police are on the ground in pretty much every neighborhood. so they're stopping people from going into town. they've gone to the markets telling people to shut down the and that is their strategy now to get as many people as possible. that's when they say that's where the big protect will take plus. it seems that people are defiant defiant, despite police being on the streets and they say they one message for the president. they can't him to run. >> the final count won't be until the end of june, on sunday
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millions of ethiopians voted in a regional poll. >> and anticipate austerity parties in spain have been significant gains in regional elections. the elections. and the result has been seen as a test in the national mood before general elections in november. >> the established parties were punished by the electorate for austerity and corruption. and the newspapers predicted a new era of coalition politics and further instability. earlier as the election results came in, it quickly became clear that this man would play a leading role in what comes next. >> now we're obliged to work
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very hard and gain strength and continue our path with a political change to this country. >> from barcelona to ma the smaller parties would triumph overturning the popular party and mainstream socialists. >> this has driven voters to other groups. >> the people have spoken and will continue to do so. i'm proud that madrid and barcelona have marked a new phase. >> what we have here are new trends and they must come down from the clouds, negotiate talk and find new solutions. >> the prime minister and his popular party are now under huge pressure in the run up to an general election due in november. >> i would never expect the
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party to be the large party and the big question mark for me will be what kind of government will they be able to form. will they be able to form a coalition government or will they governor as a minority. >> after a few years it can be on the brink of holding the balance of power in spain. al jazeera. >> poland's opposition party is celebrating its first national win in a decade. >> former israeli prime minister olmert has been found guilty of affected money from an u.s. supporter. the sentencing adds to a six-year prison sentence he
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received last year from a straight bribery conviction. he was forced to quit prime minister in 2009. >> the first chinese mostly from taiwan arrived in buenos aires in the 1950s and 60s to a culture very different from their own. a new wave arrived to open neighborhood supermarkets. but it's argentina soil and other commodities that now interest china. however their relationship is not just about work and business. >> most chinese people think this is a good place to work because you still have opportunity, but not a really--not a really very easy place to live. not because they don't like the country. actually, a lot of people like this country. but you have to find a way to love it.
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the president of china xi jinping was in buenos aires last year on a tour of ceremony and contract signing. president cristina kirchner returned the visit this year. >> with the visits of the president and he they have increasing interest in local people learning chinese. >> this is where two distant and very different cultures meet in the small and compact chinatown in buenos aires. it is not an easy match but they're trying hard to make it work. they're keen to encourage more general understanding. >> the interest differences in
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culture and cuss customs are minor. but it's language that is the bridge for so many things. >> nowmandarin is taught in many schools. >> to say hello in chinese there is no handshake or kissing. just gesture. >> china is investing in latin america. in argentina no one wants to get left behind in a relationship developing both economically and culturally. al jazeera buenos aires. >> a company in new zealand is using unmanned drones to find lost people in the country. >> using cameras on so called
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unmanned drones is nothing new but honing them specifically for search and rescue is, and in christ church a two-man company is leading the way. >> the whole mandate is basically being on the humanitarian side and saving lives. and once in an organization like that you can't really walk away from it. >> a voluntary organization testing how planes fitted with the latest cameras and other technology can provide a valuable eye in the sky all controlled using a phone or tablet. >> i'll stop the it, and i can send it off in the direction that they need to investigate. or i can set it up on the boat. >> the price for the small models will be around $5,000. larger drones will be able to stay in the air up to ten hours and carry rescue equipment. with more than 15,000 kilometers
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of coast line and isolated mountain ranges, new orleans' rugged beauty is a magnate for those who love the outdoors. every day there is a chance that something could go wrong. when it does, search search and rescue workers face huge challenges. >> because they already use drones to search for someone last in the mountains last year ultimately they may be able to stop the use of conventional rare craft. >> we send our troops into harm's way every day quite literally. if we can reduce the risk of crew members up in the sky doing a search, that is gold in my book. >> developers are also working with the red cross. they believe one of the potential uses is to serve for victims in disaster zones. the technology is being developed in christchurch a city still struggle to go rebuild. of course, there is the special as text to the project and it
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