and hollywood mourns of death of one of its film icons omar shariff. >> the first women's sport team to get a ticker-tape parade after their world cup win. >> a humanitarian truce between well-'s warring side has come into effect. but the day leading up to it was led by more fighting and airstrikes. it was the latest attempt to tackle a crisis that was attempted last last september. the coalition between arab stakes launched airstrikes against the houthi. the u.n. warns that yemen is on
the verge of total collapse. it warns that millions of people are in need of humanitarian assistance. the united nations says both sides have given commitments to respect this cruise. >> with the clock ticking for humanitarian truce to begin the shooting continues. the injured sought treatment and smoke filled the skies above many cities in yemen. in taiz pro government fighters say they pushed back an attack by the rebel houthis. sources say 15 soldiers on both sythe and one civilian was killed. in sanaa the streets are quiet but many have their opinions about the brokered truce that is to begin friday and end one week.
>> we don't need this truce. it means that we're going to start a new war. but we want to end this war with two sides. >> i don't like this kind of truce because we have been under the oppression of saudi coalition. >> 21 million yemenis are in need of food, water and medicine. aid groups have had difficulty making deliveries because it is too dangerous. it is hoped that this will be the safer route to the those in need. >> we'll be able to deliver aid to some cities that have serious conflict. >> but one week won't be enough time to begin tackling this humanitarian crisis. that's why many are hoping this truce becomes permanent. >> well, joining us live now via
skype in new york is the president and ceo of the international rescue committee which overseas the relief and development operations in over 40 countries. thank you so much for joining us here on al jazeera. so the cease-fire has officially gun. first of all what is your group's priorities when it comes to getting aid to the people of yemen? >> thank you barbara, it's good to be here with you. we have a clear priority to get pharmaceuticals, nutrition and chemical supplies that are stuck in our warehouses into the hands of our staff so they can deliver them to local people who we know are in the millions that desperate for food and medicine that they've been starved from for too long. >> the security council when asking the various sides to honor the cease-fire so they wanted rapid safe and unhindered access to humanitarian actors
like your group to reach those who need it. from what you're hearing are you confident you're going to get this kind of access? >> i think that it's too early three or four minutes into the cease-fire to talk about confidence. what i know is that with 15 million people needing food, 21 million people in total need of humanitarian assistance 85% of the yemeni population, the needs are huge. the weak-long pause, if it can be achieved, is a first step towards a minimum of humanity for the people of yemen. of course this one-week peace deal needs to be extended, but i think there will be the opportunity to bring aid to people who are literally not knowing where their next meal is coming from. we've been saying for over a year in a country where people don't know where their next meal is coming from is really a recipe for disaster never mind
for the scale of suffering we've seen. i think therefore we need time. >> the response has been meager at 13%. do you think there is enough to help the people of yemen. is there enough to give them the help that they need. >> we haven't been able to get access to the people of yemen and the conflict that is going on has made it very hard to raise the necessary funds. the so-called flash appeal that the u.n. put out which was a quarter of a million dollars to cover the next three months was
immediately vet by the saudi government. it puts an immediate effect on the u.n. to make sure that funds do reach people throughout the yemen population. they arethey need a more organized plan to help the people. >> in the main treatment mainstream media perhaps the crisis is not getting the air time that it needs.
>> an independent non-governmental organization committed to getting humanitarian aid into places where conflicts are ongoing or where refugees are fled. we work in a several countries and you're right to say that there is real fatigue at both the number of crises taking place across the world and the complexity of the crises. western donors are finding it harder and harder to convince their own population that money needs to be spent to keep up on these humanitarian assistance pipelines going in the emerging economy there has been reticence to i think there is a really
important task organization like the irc international rescue committee to take counter the fatigue and say there is a real way of making a difference. not just talking about the amount of suffering, but the difference that can be made. if you give us the space to make a difference, then we will make a difference. and the irc and other ngos have long experienced even in the mist of conflict that we're preserving life and limb. >> in the months that you've been pushing this message about yemen, have you found that it's fallen on deaf easier? how difficult has it been and continues to be to get across? >> the short answer is that there have been a lot more deaf ears than open ears. yemen has been the forgotten conflict over the last few months, but i think the sad point is of the 30 or so countries that we work in there
are far too many to fit into any news headlines or any immediate news program. whether it's yemen that gets forgotten or somalia that gets forgotten or afghanistan that gets forgotten we have 30 or so civil wars driving up the number of refugees around the world are too much for the world to cope with. and our message is a very simple one. if these problems aren't dealt with at the source then they're at the different countries and elsewhere as we've seen in the mediterranean until there is a wake-up call for the community which is humanitarian intervention is not just important when politics goes wrong, if we're not careful the degree of humanitarian crisis is going to be a source of instability, and one can see that in the middle east. and one can see that in parts of africa. it's very important that we take a chance to step up both the way we deliver aid but also the message we're giving about the importance of doing so.
>> let's hope that this truce lasts and your organization will be able to bring aid to the people of yemen. thank you so much for having joined us. >> thank you very much, indeed. >> police in the somali capital believe that seven people are dead after an attack in mogadishu. a suicide car bomb went off in a hotel in the middle of city before gunmen entered a separate hotel.e armed group hats claimed responsibility for the attacks. we have more details for you. >> reporter: according to somali somali's national terrorist agency the situation in both these hotels is now under control. moments before that somalia's interior seven were killed during this i want. these attacks happened when people were sitting down. we know they were owe officials
in these hotels. but these hotels are not just popular for local officials but with residents. al-shabab has upped the number of attacks throughout the month. ramadan. and as people mr. sitting down, those two loud explosions right at the entrance of this hotel these hotels are not far apart. soon after that there was a very intense gunfire between the security guards of these hotels and al-shabab. this comes at a time when the somali government has stepped up security controls, arresting anyone they suspect to be being an al-shabab member or sympathizer. now the greek prime minister alexis tsipras is putting his political survival on the line. we'll bring you live pictures
where they are debating the plan. you can see they're addressing the mps right now. they'll give full support to the prime minister. well greece's latest proposals including higher taxes and clamp down on tax evasions. athens says it will discourage people from retiring early and seek higher help contribution from pensioners. greece will sell off it's remaining shares in a telecommunication company and prioritize two key sea ports. it's offering to cut $3 million from its military budget by next year. >> the greek government's proposal may have convinced some of its european creditors but selling it to the greek parliament was a tougher challenge. after all this deal looked like it was something they had
already rejected. the new finance minister admitted none of this would be easy. >> we believe if we reach this agreement it will be a difficult one. this is why there is after 61% of greek's vote of no in the referendum. >> outside many thousands of greeks who voted no to more austerity gathered yet again with the sense of betrayal and anger. pensions are going to be reduced radically. they've already been cut. when the state doesn't have any more money they're going to cut mentions even further. >> what's happened now is a big mistake, a huge one. the proposals they put forward are devastating and the only realistic option is to leave the e.u. >> most of these people are dead against anything that has reappeared in the latest proposal. the latest proposal seems more drawnen draconian than the last one.
and telling them that there would an deal in the future seemed to be a cruel illusion. >> on saturday germany where it really matters they're going to take some convincing. >> it is the most substantial program we've seen so far. we must acknowledge that. there is a lot of skepticism over the question of how easierlyseriously it is met. >> they'll pour through every paragraph of the proposal. in athens their verdict will be greeted with mixed emotions. simon mcgregor wood, al jazeera athens. >> combating the drought. the new measures taken by pilots in thailand to bring on much-needed rain. reporting from srebrenica.
>> and we will have more on djokovic later in the program. first, new stumbling blocks in the way of nuclear deals as negotiators gave themselves another line of extension. >> meetings have been taking place trying to deal with the final sticking points that are stopping for now, a deal taking place. those meetings took place between the iranian foreign minister and u.s. secretary of state as well as the e.u.'s high
representatives in foreign policy. we didn't get a proper read out of what was discussed or achieved, but they came out on the balcony here and from quite a distance, they shouted questions at mr. zariff. will we get a deal today. he didn't think that was likely. will we be here over the weekend? he said yes that was probably likely. slow progress if any progress in these talks and this is the day of yet another deadline, the interim deal with iran is supposed to expire. so if they can't get a deal it looks likely that it's going to be extended again. >> it's almost 20 years since the massacre of thousand was muslims through srebrenica.
>> her husband, two sons and two brothers were killed in 1995. she told me how the streets are virtually empty. like her more muslim residents who weren't killed fled to other parts of the country. but she returned 13 years ago and she's determined to stay despite people implicated for the massacre are still at large. >> if people like me didn't return it would put the future of bosnia into question. so he came back to my family home to live out the memories of my families and my loved ones. >> thousands are buried just down the road from her home. every year fresh graves are added to the huge burial site,
but it's not hard to find people living in this area who not only deny the extense of the crimes of 20 years ago but reject the label of genocide, which has been accepted by the united nations. in the town of srebrenica itself the bosnian flag flies. but this bosnian serb official said that attending anniversary events is out of the question. >> i understand the feelings of everyone who has not found the remains of their loved ones. there are such families on both sides. i think a large number of those families are ready to look at the future, and the problems that happened here during the commemoration that come from outside. >> this bosnian academic agrees with him. >> sometimes they use and mention as if it's not in bosnia as if it's a separate
entity that is kind of, you know exists in vacuum from bosnia. genocide in bosnia started in 1992 as they are proving in the trials. >> so the latest victims to be identified are brought to their final resting place. but the share grief of thousands cutting across the generations is made worse by the pain of denial. al jazeera. >> and to mark the 20th anniversary of the srebrenica massacre, we've links to an interactive website. there is drone footage of the memorial and you can control through the picture galleries maps and videos all on one interactive platform. the address for that is
www.srebrenica360.com. no. bangladesh 25 people mostly women and children have died during a stampede at a charity handout for the muslim month of ramadan. more than 1,500 people have been gathering outside of a factory to complect free clothing around 70 miles north of the capital. we have the latest from da akha. >> a local wealthy tobacco businessman created an event. when he opened the factory gates people rushed around the factory gate resulting in the tragic stampede. people have detained eight people, including the tobacco company owner for not organizing this event properly, and not notifying the authorities ahead of time.
incidents like this are common during religious festivals in south asia. this is not the first time in bangladesh that people died during such events. unless they come up with proper regulations and we'll continue to see thee sort of tragedies down the road. >> security representatives from india and back stan will meet in new delhi to discuss how the two countries can combat terrorism. it is a develop since talks broke down last year. they have greeted to attend a regional summit next year. super typhoon has reported wind gusts of 200 kilometers an hour an is expected to make landfall in mainland china on
saturday. the system hit parts of taiwan on friday and people were injured in the winds as the typhoon moved over japan. in thailand they're taking extreme measures to try to combat one of the worst droughts in decades. the lack of rain is endangering the country's multi billion dollar rice industry. we have reports from bangkok. they have started a process called "cloud seeding" to bring on much-needed rain. >> from the air the problem is plain to see. hundreds of square kilometers of agricultural land is drying up across thailand. it's been like this for months. there has been no sign of annual rains that should have arrived by now. fields that should be pentful with rice are practically dry and nationwide the probable is declare a failure. the government's department of royal rainmaking and agricultural aviation are trying
to make it rain by using chemicals sprayed from the sky. >> not only the central region but every province throughout the country is facing a drought due to the weather changing severely. >> so little rain has fallen since last year. even irrigation canals and dams can't help. officials are worried about falling water levels. >> in a week the canal will dry out. there will be a lot of damage. some of the farmers have invested a lot of money in them. >> government officials have been explaining how serious the drought is becoming and what solutions they have. >> we have asked other government bodies to help people. this is to make sure everyone has water for daily usage equally. >> with no rain in sight some
have to keep working the land. planting next season's crop is vital for their existence. >> other countries such as taiwan and north and south korea have been experiencing their differing levels of drought. farmers here in thailand are anxious that the rains that should be falling now are not predicted to arrive until the beginning of august. al jazeera bangkok. >> pope francis has wrapped up his pilgrimage to bolivia with a detroit its with a visit to its prison. he has pronounced corruption in the legal system. pope francis has been welcomed in paraguy. let's go to our latin america editor lucia newman. what is the plan for the pope's
visit there? >> hello barbara the pope arrived two and a half ours ago two and a half hours ago ago. from the airport he changed the official itinerary and asked to stop at a woman's prison on the way from there to the capital here right now i'm outside of the presidential palace, where he'll be arrived in a half hour for the protocol visit with the president, and the government members who are gather hearing with the diplomatic pour, and it is here that he'll make his first address since landing in paraguy. anker a country unlike bolivia has not made very great strides in diminishing inequality and poverty, something that he'll address very shortly. >> now cricket me if i'm wrong lucia, paraguay is the last stop in this papal tour, and i
understand that many people will be come coming from neighboring countries. >> yes, that's right. he's very close but so far from his home country of argentina. that's why hundreds of thousands of argentines, as many as a million argentines are crossing the border and comeing to par guyparaguay so they can attend unof the masses. the pope will not be stopping in his home country because it is an election year and he does not want to--he doesn't want to muddle the waters or be used politically, according to his clerk aids should he stop in argentina at this time. >> lucia, thank you. >> and still more to come on the program including the
international community pledges billions of dollars to help three countries most effected by ebola. and that exclusive insight into south sudan's army. the civilian worse taking up arms against the government. plus thousands turn out to mark the historic parade in new york streets. jo will explain why in sports. >> hidden in the mountains of afghanistan. >> what you have seen was a drop of the iceberg. >> a 5000 year old archeological site. >> this has preservation on a scale that no other sites have. >> under threat by global mining and scheduled for demolition. >> mes aynak is one of the most important sites in the century. >> with time running out...
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>> time now for a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. an u.n.-brokered humanitarian truce in yemen has come to effect. the saudi coalition carried out more airstrikes on the capital of sanaa. it is believed seven people are dead after an attack on two hotels hotels in mogadishu. al-shabab has claimed responsibility.
debating new proposals aimed at getting a third bail out and averting a possible exit interest theex-exit from eurozone. >> it's an organization. a factory that was doomed if it was not for the ingenuity of its works. it went from building materials like grout and acrylics to making environmental friendly soaps and cleaning products. >> we were working with a lot of chemicals before, so we decided to change. we wanted to produce something different that is cheap and affordable for families and people.
>> they are now sold in several european countries. with a label proudly stating made by workers who refuse to fall into unemployment and depression. in 2011 they had effectively lost their jobs even though never officially fired. what happened here is telling about how things went wrong in greece. there is often a fine line between personal interest and business. the owner of the factory, and thingsshut down. >> it was a shock for this man. he came to work to find the doors locked and management gone. >> of course it was a surprise. we were still working. the boss knew what was happening and she planned and took all the money and left us without paying us. we're earning less but we don't have bosses any more. >> decisions are now taken
collectively. they don't want to be asked about management any more. >> cut this word out of your question. it's a business, and we have to learn that no one takes the decision alone. we're all bosses. we're all equals. >> many factories have shut down in greece since the crisis began. in is the only one functioning in the outskirts of the city. the rest are more more more or less industrial wasteland. they first start learned to make soap on the internet. >> almost 1,000 migrants have been rescued on friday in the mediterranean in six separate operations. three rafts were recovered.
two more rafts were recovered by a freighter and redirected by the italian cost guard. >> three heads of state each representing the country at the center of the epidemic. they came to the united nations with the with respect for billions of dollars and a warning. >> no no, no. it is never over until we refeel the health sector. >> the world today is more ever connected than ever before. and no, no, national boundaries.
>> here in the west of guinea, the village is still under quarantine. deaths are down from the height of the epidemic, which has claimed more than 11,000 lives. but throughout the region there are still about a dozen new cases a week. >> response and recovery are so intertwined. you have to get health services back in place if there is going to be trust in those who are learning. er. >> the panic of ebola has largely gone away. the fear was that the war had become complacent. the u.n. says improving water
roads, and other infrastructures is also key in recovery efforts and this fledgling democracy which has seen the gdps plummet. complaints about corruption and transparency and accountability will also be necessary. >> the path forward from recovery just as the path for fighting ebola itself is going to have to involve engaging communities more. actually making sure that businesses contract the funds and weigh in and complain when they're not getting services that they deserve and holding governments and donors and ngos accountable. for those affected countries it's a matter of life and death. al jazeera the united nations. >> a patchwork of different tribes and militia have been involved in south sudan's civil war. one of those is the white army.
we have this exclusive report. >> in times of trouble the men are called to the front line to help fight tribal tribes since the conflict started one and a half years ago. they call themselves the white army. >> i'm not afraid to go back. when children, women and people like me are being killed how can i be afraid? >> this is why he and many others will not officially join the resistence army. >> what i like is that we will go to war.
>> the community leaders like these elders. >> when we're going to war, no one helps us. we go with one. when we kill the enemy we take their gun and we go on take thinking guns until we defeat them or they defeat us. >> a war between the two largest tribes mean people you talk to here will tell you they're fighting those who can claim. they say just trying to protect their lives and they won't stop until everyone is safe. >> the militias have been accused of human rights abuses. they're trying to integrate the civilian fighters into the army.
>> you never know about the people coming here. >> they say they fight their enemy and won't stop until there is a clear winner. catherine soi al jazeera,. >> china's agriculture ministry says food production will be self-sufficient for the next ten years. however, many are weary after a cringe of scandals. 13 chinese babies died from contaminated powdered milk in 2004. six more died when the scandal was repeated in 2008. two years ago the meet industry was scrutinized that the pork was mixed with chemicals as well as it's beef. expired meat found its way into food served by mcdonnells, burger king and starbucks. in taiwan uncovered the sale of
gutter oil. and the philippines is running tests on synthetic rice allegedly made in china from potatoes and plastic. the lack of trust in the food industry means markets are popping up all over china. >> this group of visitors they come to the little farm to learn about organic farming. there are 15 hectors growing seasonal vegetables. and visiters are welcomed every day to see it for themselves. >> so serious people here are encouraged to do more than just buy organic product. for less than 300 u.s. dollars they can lease 30 square meters
of land and grow their own vegetables. the farm trains them and provides the crops for them to tend until the end of the season in december. garment worker visits every week with her family. >> when we grow our own vegetables at least we know it's safer. it's impossible to be completely worry free but at least its better. >> at five times the cost of regular vegetables it isn't cheap. organic agriculture has become all the rage among china's middle classes. >> more and more organic markets like this one are cropping up across cities in china. it's becoming more commercial with big businesses investing millions of dollars in ecological agriculture. buts not about earning a profit for those tend to go community farms like this one. it's about sustainable farming and people staying connected to the land to remind them for
taking responsibility for the world they live in and the one they leave behind. al jazeera, beijing. >> a volcanic eruption in indonesia is causing severe disruption in air travel. it has caused the closure of five airports. >> the eruption scales up a notch. the oh volcano belches out ash and debris. it's impacts is far more far reaching. five airports have been shut down. thousands of travelers and tourists are stranded. >> we have to find a way to stay. we can fly out tomorrow or the next day. >> the closurers have effect of
defendaffected the holiday of ramadan. in sydney many holiday makers are in bind with flights canceled over the past week. >> there is no one to speak to. there is no one at the counter. it's disappointing. i think the big problem for us is that we don't have an opportunity to take morulae days. >> so far there have been no massive eruption. evacuation orders have not been issued but they're keeping a close watch knowing how unpredictable volcanos can be. >> canada's national government is being accused of inaction over climate change. so now two of its provinces are taking the environment in their own hands. from toronto here is daniel lack. >> a warm welcome for the man who helped start climate change
activism former u.s. vice president al gore. he has been warning about the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on the global climate and calling for changes to the way we generate electricity travel and grow our economies. >> the answer to that second question is not only yes but it is yes and as we change we can lift the global economy. and the economy in the states and provinces and cities and regions that are represented in this meeting. >> the culmination, a pledge signed by officials to cut their own emissions. thousands are attending however canada is not. it's government sent no prime ministers or participates at all. >> we're going to be forming the largest-- >> instead other levels of government are taking action.
the here the governor of california and the premiere of québec are coming together on a carbon trading market pooling their resources and emissions cuts. it's also a plea for national and federal officials to together. >> the countries petroleum industry in alberta has been a major source of emissions. many say canada is not playing the global role it could to halt climate change. >> my home is that the government of canada will come very soon again because we need the countries. a big beautiful country like canada going ahead trying to fix again one of the most
demanding compelling challenging problems we have as human. >> just before the summit thousands protests to the response in ottawa. the hope is that momentum from the streets action from other governments and economic opportunities of enewible energy could lead to bigger steps by canada's government. >> well, the sport is coming right up, and jo is going to tell us why roger federer is on the brink of tennis history.
>> here is joe with all your sport. it's been an try stay. >> it certainly has yes barbara. defending champion djokovic has reached his 17th grand slam final. he'll pete meet roger federer. >> it is a stellar line up on men's semifinal day. there is no shortage in the stands defending champion djokovic normally clinical and calm found himself rattled early on. he had success against wawrinka. and he was soon on the back
style coupled with agility and speed that at 33 he's the oldest player to reach the final in 40 years. murray could only send his forehand. >> it's clearly an amazing feeling when you come back from the match and everyone is so happy for you. >> he hopes to bid his 18th major title and be the first man to win womennel ton eight times. al jazeera. >> in what has been dubbed as the serena slam, then she'll hold all four grand titles at the same time. it will be a first grand slam
title although she beat her childhood idol last year. >> i'm going to enjoy tomorrow no matter what happens. it will be the best day of my tennis career. obviously if i win it will be much better. but it doesn't matter. i'm going to be very happy and proud. >> she's not an easy match up. she has given me problems in the past. this time i just have to, you know, go in it, have fun and do the best that i can and try to stay positive and stay focused. >> thousands of fans turned out in new york to celebrate the u.s. women's soccer team after it's victory at the fifa world cup.
>> thousands of fans lining the streets of new york. cheering wildly to get a glimpse of the u.s. women' football team. this is rare in the city of new york. this is the first time ever that the city has hosted a parade like this. there has been excitement and while the this could have been a breakthrough in the final game the u.s. against the japan. there were as many you viewers as there were in the men's world cup last year.
>> the world cup is a dream come true. but this has been great. thank you for the support we appreciate it, and we'll continue to make you proud. >> the investigation into corruption has been agreed to be extradited from switzerland to the united states. jeffrey webb among those arrested in zurich in may the fbi is looking into racketeering and money laundering. seven officials arrested are suspected of receiving $150 million in bribes. cricketers have left australia facing a record run chase after day three. they resumed their first inning on friday. they could only add another 44 runs on a day that saw 15
a rider in the race has tested positive for drugs. that's all the sport for now. barbara. >> the actor omar omar shariff who soared to stardom has died at the age of 83. we look back at sharif's life and career. >> the regulars on red carpets around the world sharif's career spanned six continents. he was born in the city of alexandria. but his meteoric rise came in 196 with the release of his first english-language film
"lawrence of arabia." >> looking for some men nothing is written unless they like it. >> he would receive a host of awards including two golden globes and an oscar nomination. asked about his performance in the movie, sharif said i think it's a great film but i'm not very good in it. three years later sharif won a third golden globe with the title role of dr. zhivago. his last film credits were in 2013. >> i was a shy boy and i enjoyed not being shy because i was somebody else. i think that's what actors love about their work. >> earlier this year sharif retreated from the spotlight after being diagnosed with alzheimer's disease. his agent said that he died from a heart attack. a global screen idol from the era of the great movie epics.
>> a new truce comes into effect in yemen after another day of relentless airstrikes and fighting. hello there you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up on the program. as the greek leader seeks support, we meet the workers who are saving their factory from democratic ruin. the head of the catholic church arrives at his third and final country. and hollywood mourns