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thanks for joining "inside story." >> the man accused of a mass shooting at a black church in the united states appears in court to face nine charges of murder. i'm nick clark in doha with world news. also coming up on the program on the brink of a humanitarian disaster. the united nations applies for money to help the people of yemen. emergency funding for greece's banks as its citizens rush to pull bms billions out of banks.
thousands of people attended a vigil for nine people killed at a mass shooting in the united states. the man accused of the attack, heard moving testimony from victims' families. dylann roof is charged with nine murders. here's andy gallagher. >> flanked by two armed guards, this was 21-year-old dylann roof's first appearance in church. what is now being investigated as a hate crime. >> we have victims nine of them. >> reporter: but even as the relatives of those who were killed addressed them directly, dylann roof showed no emotion. >> i foiferg you forgive you god have
mercy on your soul. you hurt me, you hurt a lot of people but god forgive you and i forgive you. >> other family members offered deeply emotional statements as roof was led away. >> those offered forgiveness guideforgivenessdespite losing those closest to them. designed to inflict terror on this community. if that was the intent it hasn't worked. mother emanuel as it's known here remains the site of a city disoarmd heal together. >> the person came to this community with some crazy idea he would be able to divide and all he did was make us more united and love each other even more. >> reporter: the case against dylann roof is now complex.
he faces a raft of charges including the murders of 9 innocent people and for that he will face the death penalty. >> we will of course want him to face the death penalty. this is worst crime in south carolina history. >> andy gallagher, al jazeera charleston, south carolina. >> patty culhane reports from washington d.c. >> president barack obama made an impassioned plea. 11,000 americans were killed in 2013 due to gun violence. he said if congress had passed expanding background checks after the shooting in newtown connecticut that some of those people could have been saved.
not all but some and he is urging the american public to get involved. >> we have to have a conversation about it and fix this. and ultimately congress acts when the public insists on action. and we've seen how public opinion can change. we've seen it change on gay marriage. we've seen it beginning to change on climate change. we've got to shift how we think about this issue. >> the president's focusing on public opinion because if you look at polls the country is pretty much evenly split. for those who favor gun rights and those who favor more gun control legislation. >> u.n. brokered talks to end the war in yemen have collapsed without the two sides even sitting down together in the same room. warring factions have been meeting since wednesday looking for the fighting with houthi rebels and those loyal to the
government. pound areas controlled by houthi fighters in northern yemen. at least ten civilians have been killed in aerial bombardment. the town of sadaa is if the most recent town to be bottom badded. bombarded. victoria gatenby reports. >> before the fighting started yemen was already one of the world's most impoverished countries. now the u.n. is warning that basic services are collapsing in all regions. >> translator: life here i can't even describe it in words. this is holy month. we are supposed to feel joy relax with our families and look
at us. >> translator: we are living in pure horror, we are terrified. my god it is pure horror. >> 21 million people need aid. >> on the evidence of our own eyes i am deliberately raising the alarm about the looming humanitarian catastrophe facing yemen over 21 million yemenis are in need of some form of aid to meet their basic needs or protect their fundamental rights. >> reporter: the situation in yemen is desire with supplies running low and fears of an outbreak of dengue fever no access to proper water sanitation or health care. >> translator: the situation is disastrous. only god knows our suffering. there is no fuel, there is no
food. no one knows our suffering. >> we can't sleep day or night. why is this happening? everybody is expensive. we can't afford to buy food. >> reporter: millions of yemenis have pinned their hopes on the meeting in geneva. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. >> 40 syrians have been killed, once syria's commercial hub. 8 i.s.i.l. fighters also died in the clashes. in egypt 22-year-old man has died in a scuffle at the outlawed muslim brotherhood. northern city of diabnagen. against the death sentence given to the deposed president mohammed mosh morsi.
the verdict was upheld by the entire court on thursday. greece has hoped for a last ditch deal to avoid defaulting its debt. believed to be worth up to $3.4 billion but the support is only no. monday when euro zone leaders meet for an emergency summit. citizens are been rushing to withdraw their funds from greek banks. greece will default on its debt if it doesn't pay. john siropolous has more. >> the run on greek banks have been extreme in the past days. the european bank held an emergency is are session.
greek. ors withdrew for a toilet of 4.5 billion. the athens stock market plunged by more than 10%. it is the culmination of six months of no confidence in the tactics of brinksmanship. more than a quarter of deposits and a 5th of stocks have disappeared. there's still a real risk that athens can be forced to grows capital controls, as cypress did in 2013. prime minister was signing a pipeline deal in russia and he appears in no position to compromise. >> solidarity, democracy social justice. by sticking to policies of as you tairtd andausterity.
>> athens must maybe a 1.1 billion loan payment to the euro zone, or potentially be forced out of the single european currency. >> we do not have a guarantee for that if the greeks are seriously ready committed to getting tear budget in order and to make steps towards it, then it is possible. >> we hope for best but we now must be prepared for worst. >> reporter: the pressure on greece's cash machines mirrors the strain on the country's leaders as they continue to reject demands to cut government spending further. john siropolous, al jazeera athens. latin america's largest manufacturing firm, corruption
charges. $2.1 billion bribery scheme at the state owned petrobras. they are accused forming cartels, money laundering and diversion of public funds. canadian police say indigenous women are three to four times more likely to be going missing and murdered. as john hendren reports from winnipeg. >> when tina fontaine was found in the red river the country had an epidemic of death of aboriginal girls. >> she opened the doors of all of the women there. >> the canadian government says
nearly 1200 aboriginal women and girls have gone missing since 2012. >> we should view it as crime. >> aboriginal leaders insist it is a cultural phenomenon. >> indigenous peoples as a whole don't have equitable access to education justice reproductive health food water housing. it is all of those issues that create this sphere of violence against indigenous women and girls. >> reporter: this is where the police found body of tina fontainee wrapped in plastic. 12 years earlier, the body of another aboriginal girl was found in this same spot and
countless others have been murdered or gone missing since. >> felicia is the sister of one who had gone missing. >> disposable, thrown in the river like garbage. if it was prime minister harper's daughter i definitely think things would be different. >> with the government treating the missing and murdered as an isolated crime dragsing the bodies as police watch from a distance. the bear clan is patrolling the streets where prostitutes and drugs are as much part of the scenery as the police that come for them. an indifference that wouldn't be tolerated in others communities. >> we want the same treatment from the police force that every
other community gets, driving through the community looking for sex isn't going to be accepted. >> as the calls to treat the murdered and missing as a systemic issue that disproportionately affects an ridge analysis. john hendren winnipeg. >> still to come on the program. >> dominicans, can't find work, they treat us as trash. >> the he haitians in dominican republic. . >> and on the battlefield of waterloo. 200 years after the defeat of napoleon. >> farm workers striking in mexico... >> all that tension is about what's happening right now.
>> unlivable wages... >> you can work very hard and you will remain poor. >> what's the cost of harvesting america's food? >> do you see how it will be hard to get by on their salary? >> yeah >> fault lines al jazeera america's hard hitting... >> today they will be arrested... >> ground breaking... they're firing canisters of gas at us...
>> reporter: hello again, here are the top stories on al jazeera. the man accused of the shooting at a black church in south carolina in the u.s., dylann roof. has appeared in court. fighting continues between houthi rebels and forcers loibl to the government. the european central bank has agreed to extend its emergency funding to greek banks. depositors has taken out $4.2 billion in just a week. as greece tries to negotiate a
last minute deal with its creditors. dylann roof was a 21-year-old21-year-old loner known to make racist remarks. gabriel elizondo has the story. >> everybody is asking the same question, who is dylann roof the 21-year-old accused killer. just a couple of years ago he sustained white knoll high school, he didn't graduate. it is quiet as students are on summer break but dylann's former classmates described him as a alonerloner, who sometimes experimentwith drugs. who made racist statements. >> seeing a best friend you've known for seven years would do
something like that. on segregation wanting white with white and black with black he didn't believe in what the black race was doing with the white race. >> roof was believed to have bounced around from place to place. 85% of the 18,000 residents was white. roof was not deeply involved in the community and didn't have a job. residents here remain in shock. >> we can't even imagine what could have been going on in someone's head to do something like that. >> others felt he was mentally ill. >> if he could have had the is help he wouldn't have done what he did. >> he is an untreated mental patient. >> according the one study there are 19 active hate groups just here in the state of south
carolina, of those eight specifically target african americans. it is unclear if any of those had any connections to the communities that the alleged shooter grow up in. nevertheless, that is something investigators are looking at close hi. they tried distance themselves from a young man they barely knew but bringing attention to a community. gabriel elizondo, al jazeera charleston, south carolina. >> how people look at racism in their society. >> when we look at the deep rooted problems that are motivating, all of these racial issues that we see across the united states, we're talking about really needing to look at what we're teaching our young people how we're teaching them. the conversations that we're
having with them. not just in families and in communities and everything. we need to have real conversations in classrooms. we need to look at what our education systems are teaching and we have to examine our gun laws. i am scared. i'm scared when you look at the state of race relation in the uniteds in theunited states and the state of our gun laws, i'm scared. >> the u.s. says the number of global terror attacks accused in 2014. a new report on counterterrorism attributes the rise to the islamic state of iraq and the levant. rosalyn jordan looks at the policy and whether the results helps or hurts the campaign. >> from the issues in mogadishu
2014 was a very violent year, thanks to what it calls increased acts of terrorism. >> the number of terror attacks in 2014 increased 35% and total fatalities increased 81% compared to 2013. largely due to activity in iraq, afghanistan and nigeria. >> reporter: i.s.i.l.'s takeover of eastern syria and northern iraq in 2013 consumed much of american efforts. in nigeria boko haram continued its attacks on the government and civilians kid notwithstanding 300 school girls from chibok, the girls are still
missing. the report notes the much more difficult problem of so-called lone wolves. people inspired by these groups who then attack civilians. the shootings in ottawa and quebec and the hostage crisis at a coffee shob in sydney are two of the more prominent is incidents. that doesn't tell the whole story. but that has some critics asking whether the u.s. is aggravating the situation by being in these place he in the first place. one analyst says it's really a balancing act. >> we are articulating this idea that americans need to be engaged but understand that we don't hold the key to the solution, that it's others who hold the keys to the solution and help empower them to help sort out this problem.
that hasn't been so fully understood. >> they also say it's going to take a lot of time to knew centralize these threats and they admit some threats can't be eliminated for good. rosalyn jordan, al jazeera state department. >> the international organization for migration is trying to play down fears of a mass deportations of haitians from the dominican republic. human rights groups say the law is prejudiced against haitians. adam rainey visited the main area where people said discrimination goes back decades. >> little haiti where people of haitian dissent settle, i asked maureen why so many haitians have settled in the dominican
republic rear haiti. rather than haiti. >> we came here for the is universities and there's so much violence there that's why we cemented here. >> reporter: ann maria still feels like an outsider. >> admin kansas that can't find work, they see us as enemies and treat us like trash. >> haitians by dissent born here 58-year-old andre joseph had lived in the dominican republic since he was ten. our team complete him on the haitian side of the border after he was deported on thursday. >> i have nothing left. the next chapter of my life will be determined by the authorities. >> on friday the country's foreign minister rather than focusing on deportations praised the registrations of nearly
290,000 people. >> what we've seen on a massive level is the regularization of migrants in a regular conditions. we've done this in the dominican republic in a scale never before seen here. >> the department of migration has modified these buses ready to take thousands over the border. but there hasn't been any major deportation order. more than 200,000 people by some estimates are still at risk of deportation. the international organization for migration is pushing the country to extend the deadline so more people ask register to stay in the country. their local chief says regardless mass deportations are unlikely. >> it's more difficult to go in and remove a huge population that's somehow contributing to the economy. good but the threat remains. every day individuals are being
deported to haiti. others fearing a massive roundup would rather make the journey before they are forced to. adam rainey, al jazeera santo admin go. >> ivory crushed in a matter of minutes. about 35,000 elephants are killed in africa every year for their ivory. the founder of whistle blowing website wikileaks juneian assange has now spent three years in the ecuadorian embassy. he denies allegations part of u.s. arresting him for activities of wikileaks. thousands of enthusiasts have gathered in belgium to
reenact the battle of waterloo napoleon against british and german force he. >> the future of france and all of europe depends on what happens next. but as the great man once said, an army marches on his stomach and his soldiers seem more interested in food than the looming battle. some like pierre have a premonition that things won't turn out well. >> waterloo was the end of a dream, the dream of a great french empire. france has never been as powerful as it was at that moment. it's not had a i'm nostalgic but i'm glad to recreate that portion of history. >> they are putting forth their final drills. some of these brave soldiers now
suspect that a ferocious battle is still to come. but the british are waiting for them with their german and dutch allies led by the duke of wellington never lost to the french. >> it doesn't get better than this. more than 6,000 thuforts behind me recreating the battle of waterloo. the most meticulous attention to detail. bringing back to life the most famous battle in the history of europe. the french attack a strategic farm building. there are wave upon wave of attacks. they fight at close range but the british red coats stand firm. the duke of wellington is victorious. napoleon will go into exile. so ended the battle of waterloo
in 1815. the 2015 version wasn't perhaps as significant but a glorious spectacle nonetheless. barnaby phillips, al jazeera. >> more on that and other things we've been covering, on aljazeera.com. aljazeera.com. >> i wanted to be seen. i wanted people to see me hear me. it motivated me to keep pushing and keep pushing. >> "america tonight's" sarah hoye with the man known as freeway, a hip hop artist dedicated to cavism and spreading a message. and also from the grass roots, correspondent lisa fletcher,