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american dream hard earned only on al jazeera america >> part of our month long look at working in america. "hard earned". o. >> the south sudanese government says it's retain the upper nile state. this is al jazeera i'm darren jordan in doha. also ahead on the program. the price of war. two-thirds of people in yemen are living without clean water says a leading aid agency. one year after india's prime minister narendra modi came to power, we'll tell you how some people are grading his performance. and a tornado hits a mexican border town killing at least 13 people fps.
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welcome to the program. south sudan says it's retain the province of malacao. after 17 months of fighting, the upper nile has become the area of target. south sudan depends on you crude, could spem disaster for a government that's battling surging inflation. catherine soy reports. >> upper nile state was vitamin. whoever controls the state capital controls the only functioning oil fields. rebel leader riek machar's
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leadership overrun mallaka last thursday. outside help. >> we fought for 21 years to liberate this country. and khartoum lowers our ability. capable of protecting itself. >> reporter: after days of fighting government troops also regained the oil fields, a thriving community many residents fled to neighboring area which where the oil fields are. for now they'll stay here. there's nothing to go back to. the conflict has devastated many is lives. oil production is low, there is a critical shortage of foreign
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currency. these traders get their produce from neighboring countries. many others have simply given up and closed shop. a ugandan says she will go home. no matter how much we raise prices. >> life is getting tougher for everyone and some economists are worried what might happen if things don't change. >> the collapse of the state definitely. if the economy of the country collapses, what we know the economy of the country means the production and consumption in that economy. so as production symptoms, stops there's no more income for the country and we expect the worse to happen. >> both sides say they are
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committed to peace but actions on the ground are making it difficult for many to help them. catherine soy, al jazeera juba in south sudan. >> days before the new president is sworn in, fuel shortages cause long queues at petrol stations and banks and other companies have had to scale back their operations. >> northbound burundi one person was killed when police offend fire on a group of protesters. witnesses say about a hundred people were demonstrating when the incident happened. one of the confirmed incidents of owner unrest. owner sparked by president nkurunziza's decision to run for third term.
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talks for yemen ceasefire has been shelved indefinitely. meanwhile in the west saudi led coalition air strikes have killed at least 40 soldiers loyal to form he president saleh. and there's been heavy fighting in the southern city of dalyea. they also took control of several houthi rebel positions. a new oxfam report has said that yemen people are have no access to clean water two-thirds of the population without clean water and at risk of life, threatening diseases. oxfam spokesman scott paul. >> people are resorting to any
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means they have available. some people they know have been digging wells in courtyards and trying to find whatever water they can on their property. others have been accepting aid from agencies where they can get it in which isn't everywhere and some resort to buying water from water trucks. the problem with that with reduced fuel supplies and reduced available water the price has gone up and up and people can't afford to do that. water borne disease is present this yemen but i don't think we have gotten to the point where we are in risk of really horrific outbreak. we have been in the country for over 30 years and have worked with local communities to pump and treat and make available water supplies but we've never seen anything like this.
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>> british prime minister david cameron and russian president vladimir putin it's in the their interest to form a solution and freefnt rise of prevent the rise of i.s.i.l. it is not certain when the talks will start. won't accept the p-5 plus one group's owner demands. >> nuclear program and access to some nuclear sites. a list was submitted by the p-5 plus one and they said if they could interview specific people and access specific sites we would be able to close the possible military dmedgeses issuedimension isissue but this was
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not agreed to in tehran. >> the allegation against the journalist the case must continue its course. >> for ten months jason rozion has been held. be charged with his brother ali believes that is telling. >> now they are going to have a trial and they want to keep it as closed as possible so there's less information for people to say why have you held this person? he is totally innocent. >> rozion was raised in the u.s. but made a documentary to returning to the country his father left. he stayed, received dual
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citizenship and took job working for the wapt. washington post. making the case unless our journalist is freed you can't trust iran on following through on any sort of deal. as far as the u.s. they are treating this as separate issues. although they are calling for his release. >> jason is held in tehran for nothing morning writing about the hopes and dreams of the iranian people. >> the iranian foreign minister says he has helped jason see his family but insists that is all he can do. >> this is a judiciary matter. they believe the charges against him are very serious but he will go through process accessed by
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his lawyers and through a trial. >> their hope is that a judge will throw out the case tuesday but more parenthesessive. apprehensive. >> details about this fire are still very few but the local government reports that on tuesday morning 38 people died in a fire at an old people's home in china but this old people's home had 168 residents so by the middle of tuesday morning it was fair to assume that many of those residents had not made it. the fire broke out at five to
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8:00. it is a time when people go to bed early possible some of them were asleep when the fire broke out and therefore had no means of escape. from the pictures i've seen on state television, where firemen were trying to wade through debris to find if someone was still alive it was a ferocious blaze. in china these fires are not uncommon, it is a place that suffers from poor safety standards and lax on enforcement. >> time for a break. the rohingya made their escape 20 years ago from myanmar. and the bakery that's helping war veterans get a job. more on that, stay with us.
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in-depth reports and investigations. start weekday mornings with al jazeera america. open your eyes to a world in motion. judge welcome >> welcome back. a quick reminder of the top stories. south sudan have captured the critical province of malakal in upper rich nile state. the charity group oxfam says two thirds of yemen can't get clean drinking water. 16 million in total. fire has swept through a home for elderly in china at least 38 people were killed and six injured at a privately run home in hanan province.
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malaysia's prime minister has called on japan for assistance. he is in the area for a three day visit. >> therefore anything japan can do to help us alleviate this problem would certainly be very much welcome. >> for decades ethnic rohingya have been persecuted in myanmar. some have found better lives. >> these rohingya men and their families have come a long way and been through a lot. he and his brother escaped from myanmar 20 years ago and after working in thailand and malaysia were granted residency in new
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zealand. >> like they are living in the open space present. they have no rights to go out. they have no rights to study. >> reporter: if they had stayed in myanmar in their home state, this is where they would likely be, with four of their brothers and sisters in camp. since 2012, rohingya is been forced there their house he because of attacks led by buddhists and can't go back home. the headlines in recent weeks because of a new wave of refugees escaping in boats. found what they termed early warning signs of genocide. >> we're talking about 1948 u.n. convention on genocide and what that talks about specifically is group targeted violence. and targeting a population based upon their religious ethnic, or
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national characteristics. >> reporter: others agree and believe there appears to be enough evidence to take legal action against government and individuals. >> there needs to be urgent political action and direct ramifications to myanmar and in terms of to change. i'm not just talking about dealing with the people who are fleeing now but in terms of a long term strategy. >> reporter: there is no doubt in the minds of shah alam ali who believe those who are still in myanmar are in big danger. this is a big problem for thoals who have traditionally been reluctant to criticize each other but also for agents who rushed to negotiate with myanmar after it returned five years ago. the plight of the rohingya shows how far it has to go.
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wayne hay, al jazeera auckland. surrounded police headquarters, heavy fighting is still ongoing and the district policeman says the gunmen have captured most of the area. blast hit the provincial capital. violence in zabu which boards pakistan has intensified in recent months. more than 400 have died across india in a severe heat wave. the heat wave could continue for another two weeks. it's been a year since the indian prime minister narendra modi claimed a landslide victory. as liddy dutt reports some voters say little has changed.
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>> reporter: a year ago a new indian governmental came to don't came to power promising to clean up there neighborhoods. nothing much has changed in her neighborhood of new delhi. she says it's just as hard as it was 12 months ago. >> i don't know why i voted what's the use? we're so poor. we have nothing. no one helps us. we are sick. and we have no one to turn to. >> reporter: well before his first day in office, prime minister narendra modi said tan tackling india's india's san -- tackling india's sanitation process would be his top priority. it's easy to see why voters are just as disenchanted with this government as they were with the last but it's not just people in need of the basics who continue
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with the basics who struggle with bjp's hopes to change. promised to turn india into a global manufacturing hup. that should have increased work for verg but he says business has been anything but brisk. >> translator: there is a huge fight for even small margins. the system hasn't really been upgraded. we do get to hear that big changes will be made but as of now, we don't see any progress. >> reporter: that's a prime complaint against the party that won its biggest margin last year. >> in the first and second year, people start getting unease. and after two years if i think the government is unable odeliver something then people start educating and it's very
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difficult for government to turn the tide. >> reporter: and dissatisfaction is growing in communities like this one. while the government says it will take more than a year to make the big changes india desperately needs people living here say even the small ones are hard to see. liddy dutt, al jazeera new dell delhi. >> sunday's presidential election duda defeated his rival, the 43-year-old lawyer who led the main party to win will take office in august. anti-austerity parties in spain have made significant gains in presidential elections after four years of severe spending cuts and a string of corruption scandals.
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here's tim friend. >> the spanish woke up to a new political landscape. the established parties will 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. the podemas leader pablo iglesias. >> now we are obliged to work very hard to gain strength and continue our part of political transformation of this country. >> reporter: from barcelona to madrid there were celebrations as candidates from the smaller parties triumphs, overyou are turning absolute majorities, the be conservative party and the mainstream socialists. >> the people have spoken and
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i'm proud that madrid and barcelona have marked the beginning of a new phase. >> translator: what we have here are new trends and they must come down from the clouds, negotiate, talk and find new solutions. >> reporter: the prime minister mariano rahoy and his party are under huge pressure for the general election due in november. somewhere. >> translator: i insist that the popular part is unquestionable. we haven't followed what the election gave us last time. >> after just a few years it could be on the brink of holding the balance of power in spain. tim friend, al jazeera. >> a protest's been killed during a miner strike in southern peru, demonstrators
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owned to miners being sacked. protest on saturday following a serious of violent protests over the copper mine projects. a violent volcano has only population of pink iguana. a powerful tornado has ripped through a northern border city in mexico. adam rainey reports. >> reporter: the damage left in a tornado's wake. the storm struck just after 6:00 in the morning. winds in excess of 300 miles per hour. >> the national weather system tells us that tornadoes are
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extremely rare in this part of the country. more than 180 were injured in the home along with six dead. 380 homes were damaged. damaged. the governor has visited the scene and it's been called a national disaster. as the search in the debris goes on authorities say the death tom could rise. adam rainey, al jazeera mexico city. >> meanwhile, just across the border in the u.s. state of texas the governor has declared a state of disaster in 24 counties. storms and flooding left thousands without power. gabriel eminent domain has the elizondo has the story. >> thousands have been evacuated, hundreds left their homes in the wake of the storms
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and there are people missing. small towns in wimberly, his wife and two kids are still missing. . >> we do have whole streets that have maybe one or two house he left on them and the rest are just slabs. >> when you walk down here you can tell it's going to take months to fix. >> people have been implored to to stay indoors. >> we have infrastructure issues across the entire county, power lines are down, debris in the roadway, bridges undermined. this is not the time to start moving. this is the largest flood in the history of this region. it is significant in its impact. it is different than any flood we have ever had. >> in clairemoore oklahoma, they are dealing with flooding and grieving after a firefighter
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was swept into a wash and drowned. all at a time when the region was suffering from a serious drought, no more. now people are hoping for the rain to stop. forecasters are expecting another storm to hit the area in a couple of days. gabriel elizondo, al jazeera new york. >> many are still struggling to find regular jobs. kimberly halkett reports on how one jesuit priest is trying to change that. >> reporter: scott baker joined the u.s. military when he was 19 years ago old. the sergeant fought in iraq and afghanistan. when he came back to the united states he couldn't find job. >> when somebody thinks of a person in a regular suit and tie
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the that could bring something to the workforce. >> he was unable to find work in the corporate world. that's when scott found work at the dog tag bakery. replica tags now hang from the ceiling to honor those who served. father rick curry helped create the bakery after he realized that many wounded u.s. veterans needed help. >> i ran a small mail order bakery in maine and i saw how the disabled persons loved to see product at the end of their day and i thought that was it i would start a bakery. >> curry made it happen. he knows what it's like to overcome stigma having born with just one arm soldiers say father curry has been their inspiration. >> he is enlightening and insightful and just such a mentor. >> and he's helping these veterans transition their
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battlefield experience. >> i was a paratrooper i jumped out of airplanes with explosives. >> the veterans say there's a shared work ethic and camaraderie at the dog tag that's hard to be found in the civilian world. >> you go to the bakery to be happy and i wanted to place veterans and their spowrses and caregivers into an atmosphere that would be happy. i want that interchange between the veterans and the able bodied world to engage in something positive meaningful and happy. >> and even better, sales are increasing every month. kimberly halkett, al jazeera washington. >> some sport real ma madrid has sacked carlo angelotti.
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