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in chattanooga. for now, that's our look at "america tonight". telus what you think. come back, we'll have more of cheers and nba aden as exiled leaders president hadi returned to the recaptured yemeni city. ♪ ♪ hello and welcome to al jazerra. live from our headquarters, i am elizabeth. also ahead. four u.s. marines are shot dead? the state of tennessee. australia holds a memorial serve toys mark the first anniversary of the m.h.17 disaster over ukraine. muslims around the world mark the end of the holy month of ramadan and the beginning of ♪
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♪ we begin with the conflict in yemen and the sound city of aden has been the flash point in the city since the houthis first laid siege to it in march. but there are fears the victory may be short-lived. >> reporter: the houthis have lost much of the southern city of aden and the internationally recognized yemeni government wants to claim control. >> aden will be the key to our victory and our cause from aden we'll reclaim all of yemen. this is the first of many victories to come. >> reporter: hadi has congratulated the resistence fighters for pushing them out of aden. as they continue to fight in other areas around the city. >> translator: we.
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[ inaudible ] in forces in the come is hours so the eid in aden will be the happiest. >> reporter: these fighters are against the houthis but that doesn't mean they are pro-hadi. many of secessionists, they fought the government in the past. aden was the final refuge of the hadi government after it was driven from the capital sanaa by houthi rebels last september. by march hadi's grip on aden slipped. houthis closed in forcing him to flee north to saudi arabia. now his government is returning while his army is calling on the houthis to give themselves up. >> translator: what remain of houthi militia fighters and saleh forces have to vendor themselves to the nearest points and they will be safe. >> reporter: the houthis are still strong in the north including the capital sanaa. a large part in the south is contested by al qaeda. much of the rest of the country is a battle ground with all side fighting for control. while anti-houthi fors are
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climbingforforces areclaiming victory. military says it might be short-lived. >> the areas have come under corollas a result of heavy bombardment and a surprise attack. and usually they don't stand and fight, they always when they come under surprise attack or overwhelming force they withdraw and then come back. >> reporter: aden is home to 800,000 people. and one of yemen's most important ports. it's a vital lifeline. which could finally bring humanitarian aid to the millions in need if the fight to the city has really come to an end. rob matheson, al jazerra. to other news now, two police officers have been injured in a suicide car bombing at a check point in the saudi cap railcapital riyadh. donating an explosive at the end
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of the last fast of ramadan. the road led to afighters are held. state television is rooming that the bomber was a teenager on the run after alleged big killing his uncle. four marines have been killed at a shooting in the a navel reserve center in the state of tennessee. the gunman also died and a police officer who chased him has been shot. an investigate in the attack is underway. we have a report. >> reporter: the gunman targeted two locations over the course of half an hour. first he sprayed bullets at a military recruitment center located in a shopping center. one marine was injured here. he drove several kilometer to his a may have and marine facility. here four marines were killed before the gunman himself died. he was described as having numerous weapons . >> what we do know is someone brutally and brazenly attacked members of our armed services. >> reporter: he was mohamed you jeff a naturalized u.s. citizen
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original had i from kuwait. he was 24 years old. in april he had been arrested by police for driving while intoxicated he was due to appear in court at the end of the month. officials say they are looking in to whether he was inspired by isil or similar groups, but from the president downwards they have also stress stressed that investigations are at a preliminary stage. >> i would ask all american to his pray for the families who are grief stricken at this point. and i want everybody to understand that we will be thorough and prompt in figuring out exactly what happened. >> reporter: the secretary of home land security added some federal facility were increasing their facility but out of an abundance of caution s jay johnson also warned against what he called unconfirmed and possibly false reports that have been circulating about the incidents. al jazerra. a u.s. jury has convict aid man accused killing 12 people in
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a colorado cinema in 2012. 27-year-old james holmes has been found guilty of multiple a count of murder and attempted murder. he he could now face the death penalty. holmes opened fire inside a packed cinema in denver during a midnight preview i've batman film. australia has held a memorial serve toys mark the one-year anniversary of the mh17 airline disaster over ukraine. 298 people, including 38 australian residents and citizens died when the malaysia airlines flight crashed in rebel-held territory in eastern ukraine. pro-russia separatist have his been accused of shooting down the plain with a russian-supplied missile. andrew thomas has this update from sydney. >> reporter: 38 australian citizens and residents died when the malaysia airlines plane was shot out of the sky agency a year ago. afterwards australia was at the forefront of effort to his get independent access to the crash site for investigators and
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diplomatically since has led calls for russia in its eye to his come clean over its involvement. but friday's ceremonies were less about politics than commemoration. first a plaque was unveiled by australia's mime minister laid in soil gathered with the crash site with all the names of the australian victims inning described upon it. later at australia's parliament house a poignant service was held for families of the victims. music, speeches, and then one by one flowers in memory of each of those who died were placed on a wreath at the center. australia's prime minister tony abbott who was voice was trembling as he told those in the hall that in the worst of times they had shown the strength of giants and the grace of angels and he was humbled by their example. >> let's go to andrew the director general of the association of asia pacific airlines joining us live from koala lumpur. very good to have you with us on al jazerra.
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what is being done over the past year to make it safer for planes flying over conflict zones since the shooting down of mh17? >> well, flying is extraordinarily safe and a part of every-day modern life. every day 100,000 flights take off and land safely and 9 million people a day are flying. what happened a year ago was clearly a shocking outrage. and a year on we are still keen to establish the facts as exact to exactly what happened and establish who was responsible for this age outrageous act. in terms of flying over conflict zone, great care is take then terms of routing aircraft to avoid bad weather. other situations. i have to emphasize this was a military failure and there have been one or two cases in the
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past where aircraft have been shot down and again it's a military failure. so the prime responsibility lies in the use of these weapons and the control of the use of these weapons . >> i believe the international civil aviation organization has set up a repertory of information that is accessible to governments and airlines. how helpful do you think this will be when, again i believe governments don't actually have to share information about conflicts or conflict zones. >> yes, a high-level task force was set up after the incident and that was one of the outcomes was collaboration and sharing of information. particularly inning till intel gins information to give airlines that information so we can include that in our deliberations for flight planing purposes so that has been done. that's just one of the actions
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taken. >> is it still up to airlines at least in the asia pacific region you dial deal in to make the call of whether they flyover conflict zones or is that a national government decision depend on this country? >> it's an important point that safety is a shared responsibility and governments and airlines and air navigation service providers all have responsibilities. air navigation service providers is often owned by governments decide whether air space is open for use and control its usage airline file to fly routes and airlines themselves make decision on his which routes to select take then to account various factors. it's a shared responsibility. some regulators will dictate you can or with "consider this" not fly in certain areas and airlines have decision to his make as to which routes they
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operate and indeed whether to operate particular points and through particular regions. so it is a complex area where people have to share information and you have to overall make sounds decision about assessing different risks and threats. >> andrew director general of the association of asia pacific airlines joining us thank you very much from to your time, thank you. now more than a billion muslims around the world are prepare to sell braid eid actual l-fitr. they gather to take part in prayers the three-day festival. ramadan commemorates the month during which muslims believe the core ran was revealed for the prophet mohamed. muslims traditionally shop
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on the eve of eid for cloth food and traditional speed n iraq people in baghdad flocked to shops and markets. and shoppers also cram ed in no to markets in jordan's capital. the tradition of wearing new clothes for eid is shared by muslims around the world. a local charity handed out garments for those in need. still to come in the bulletin. we have a personal report from iran as people hope for better times following the nuclear deal with world powers. and how technology is helping india's growing middle class to get in touch with its artistic side.
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good to have you with us, i am elizabeth pa ran am in doha. these are the top stories. the rebels are pushed out of aden. the southern city had been a flash point since march. four marines have been killed in a shooting at a navel reserve center in the u.s. state of tennessee. the gunman also died and the police officer who choiced him has been shot. and a memorial service has been held in australia marking the one-year anniversary of the mh17 airline disaster. 298 people, including 38 australian residents and citizens were killed when the malaysia airlines flight crashed in rebel-held territory in eastern ukraine. ukraine's parliament has approved a draft law to give
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more autonomy to two eastern regions the first step towards meetth demands of pro-russia separatists in a ceasefire deal. but five months after the agreement the people in the east still face hardship. charles stratford reports from den evening. >> reporter: the line of cars often stretches for kilometers down the road. crossing in to ukrainian-controlled territory can take hours these days. >> translator: every time they make a new law you feel hugh mail yeted. it's easier to travel to a foreign country than in your own lands. >> reporter: all ukrainian banks closed around a year ago none of the atms work anymore. the authorities have opened their own bank where people can pay their utility bills and tax. the elderly wait to collect their pensions which they receive in russian rubles. the equivalent of around $50 a month.
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>> of course it's a small amount but better than nothing. our state is young it can cannot give to us more. we wait if a better future. >> reporter: we just want peace she says before she walks away. the little money people have goes a loss less furtherer than before the crisis. doubling the prices of basic foods, many people rely on foods smuggled from russia. russia has supplied more than 38 convoys in to the region since the conflict began. people queues queues outside distribution centers like this wonder day. >> translator: the aid we get is everything for us. i live alone. i couldn't survive without it. >> reporter: businesses are slug to close down too. this sweet factory used to employ thousands of people. it was forced to stop production because it can't get the raw materials it needs. both sides blame each other for the daily violations of a ceasefire agreement signed in
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february. this neighborhood has suffered some of the worst damage since the fighting started. now, ukraine's blockade is being blamed for the increasing economic hardship the people are facing here. meanwhile, the struggle to find a lasting political solution to end this conflict goes on, a conflict that has already claimed around 6,500 lives. charles stratford, al jazerra donetsk, eastern ukraine. german chance already angela america and her finance minister are urging politician to his back a third debt deal for greece. the pun does pun does stag will vote later on the package greece has a condition the agreement. eurozone states some still need to give the green light. banks are going to reopen on monday asinine hundred million euro increase was given. they have agreed to give greece a short-term loan to pay its business simon mcgregor-wood
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has more from athens. >> reporter: i think mr. tsipras and the greek people will accept good news wherever they can find it. the comment today indicating that the european central bank will be allowed to -- or willing to drip feed more ca, in to cash in to the banking system will be a bit of good news. they are suggest you but it's not finally confirmed that the banks may reopen as soon as monday, they have been shut for three weeks, i think capital controls the amount of people that people can take out the kind businesses and transactions that people can do will be here for sometime yet. but given how unpopular the laws were his political outlook is extremely complicated. up to 40p. ms refuse today support the mesh us, he has a
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rebellion on his hands. we were expecting thursday he would conduct a reshove toll strengthen his government. that hasn't happened. it will happen in the next few days for sure. in the medium to longer term i think the political instability here remains very much a factor. his own interior minister saying, for example pretty sure they would need to be new elections in the out out. i thinkautumn. he needs to refresh his his mandate for all the unpopular laws he has too immaterial bode. one final note. we know from the finance minute city new v.a.t. increases will start to take effect. the chief negotiating at the iran talks has said israel influenced significant parts of the deal. israel i can't media are reporting that the under secretary of state wendy sherman said there was a dialog between israel and i american experts over the past year. sherman reportedly spoke to prime minute star benjamin
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netanyahu's national security advise tore discuss the deal. now that that there is a deal more cash is expected to flow in to iran. ali velshi reports from teheran. is. >> translator: we need to have relations with the world. we need to be able to export what we make. and also need to import some things that are not worth creating in-house. >> reporter: he is an executive in a car parts factory west of teheran. he's like many iranians we met. hesitant to talk politics, but eager to tell us that given a choice between iran's nuclear ambitions and the country's economic prosperity, he would choose i want grating iran back in to the world economy. >> translator: in this very unique moment in time iran needs to move away from its oil exporting depend is a and move toward a more production-based economy. >> reporter: his auto parts couple of is part of iran's auto industry, one of the largest in
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asia. in terms of production output. it's it's second only to the oil and gas industry. he said the sanctions forced him to make parts instead of importing them. now that sank are about to be lifted. he thinks iran is ready to export cars to the world. in addition to oil and cars, sanctions have taken a bite out of the purrings carpet industry. a trader working from his small shop inside the carpet pa bar. a few years ago business was so good he was sending a shipping container full of carpets to the united states every week. but the sanctions stopped that. >> some 20% of your population is involved in this industry. we have coloring workshops sellers, dealers when we can't export our product abroad we have to depend on local demands which is impossible to rely on by itself. if stankses get lifted we'll see a boom in our industry.
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>> reporter: the sanctions are among the toughest. let me give you an example. in my hands i have 3 million of the currency unit divide ed in to 5,000 notes. this is worth $100. three years ago it was worth $250. they are buying gold. that's why he says his jewelry business tends to do well in good times and pads. he says iran's plummeting economy makes it hard. >> we have differences for one day sometimes in one hour, we have so many different prizes, it causes us many problems. >> reporter: despite the hardships sanctions pose for most iranians, through offer opportunities that otherwise wouldn't have been there for some. mohamed is founder of a
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technology firm that's taken on off with a youtube-like product that's a hit with a ryne vinnies online. >> translator: sanctions increased our cost of research and development because we were not allowed to collaborate with foreign companies abroad of but we also benefited from the sanctions because they forced us to develop products and services on our own targeting a captive market. still i think once sanctions are lifted, we will be able to deliver our problem with more efficiency. >> reporter: now that a deal is in place many are hopeful that the chances for opportunity and economic prosperity will only grow. ali velshi, al jazerra. samsung shareholders have voted yes for a controversial measure. taking over a sure sid air i in an $8 billion deal. one of the shareholders elliot associated had contested the move calling it unreasonable.
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merger is crucial for samsung's founding leaf family which is in the process of a leadership change. police in mexico have been handing out fliers with a a reward for information lead to this capture of joaquin el chapo guzman, they are offering more than $3 million. guzman broke out of prison through a tunnel on sunday. a video has been leased showing him leaving through a hole in the shower floor of his cell. activeactivists a the ivory trade in hong kong is pushing them towards extension. demands for ivory is soaring across asia. countries such as tanzania saw the elephant population drop by 6060%. campaigners say not enough is being done to stop the elite trade. part of the problem is a loophole in legal trade. 1989 a ban was imposed across most african country to his stop
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ivory trafficking but the sale of older tusk is his legal and so new ivory is being passed off as old. and china is driving demand. investigators found more than 30,000 items on safe in hong kong lucy vine is the coauthor of the report. she said hong on congress is being used as a transit point for ivory. >> i think china suddenly has become a very rich country with people who wants to show their stage us and it's quite prestigious to own luxury items and ivory is one of those so if they have a chance to buy it, they do like it. although one must also remember that it's actually only a fashion of the population of the chin these do buy ivory but it being such a huge population it makes the biggest impact on the trade and one of our biggest problems from africa is these large consignment of ivory are coming through to the hong kong ports. and seizures are being made, but one wonders how much is getting through of this illegal ivory
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from africa in to mainland china and hong kong acts as the transit point for these huge shipments. and it's very important to try to solve the problem of adding more resources to law enforcement. more at the defense dogs to sniff out ivory and other techniques need to be seriously increased to reduce the smuggling of this illegal ivory out of the country. to india now where economic growth and the spread of the internet are helping people get easier access to original art. and this is when more people from the growing middle class are choose to go invest their cash. faiz jamil reports from mumbai. >> reporter: she has had her work displayed in several traditional galleries. also traditional buys have come to see and sometimes buy her work. >> the art lovers and then somebody wants to invest in a painting or decorate their house
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having a beautiful piece of art. >> reporter: good, original art is outside the budgets of most people. but that's changing. >> i don't think so that means expensive art. >> reporter: the girls in india's -- the growth in indians middle class has put more purchasing power in its hands many now find art appealing. >> you can actually understand art now. because i couldn't understand picasso and van gogh and whatever it's more affordable. >> reporter: and that affordability is not just benefiting buyers. for artists gaining a reputation and getting their work in to galleries like this, for viewing by critics and buyers used to take years. now the spread and availability of original art means even new artists can show off their work and sale it. along with word of mouth and community art sales their websites featuring hundreds of artists and their work. >> when it comes to the community there is a much better enhanced discovery of artists
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out there that nobody knows. >> reporter: that's helping up and coming artist get the exposure and financial help they need to continues their work and try to turn it in to a career. >> so this website puts your artwork and allows people to buy it. more and more people can see it and also it has this section with. [ inaudible ] merchandise. so that will be more. [ inaudible ] to the common public. >> reporter: while traditionalists worry this may erode the appreciation of fine art, some believe it's an opportunity to widen the appeal. >> what's important is that the existing infrastructure of galleries and institutions is cog any zaps ofcognizant of what is going on at this mass level and is able to pick up the most interesting talents from people going it alone. >> reporter: art is still the domain of a small section of indian society. but its popularity slowly working its way to make art a
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more common appreciation. faiz gentleman jamil, al jazerra mumbai. and you can catch much more of our art stories and the rest of the day's news on our website >> i'm ali velshi, i'll show you how a little respect could go a long way. making the new deal stick, it's the dawn of a new era or doom to veil. if oil is the cover of the mist. i want to drill in to how the deal with iran may bit them against the united states,