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>> emotions run high as yemen's houthis dissolve parliament and form their own government. welcome to al jazeera live from our hours in doha. i'm elizabeth peranum. also ahead a push for peace in eastern ukraine. i.s.i.l. said a jordanian air strike in syria has killed a u.s. hostage held by the armed group. and polling stations open in delhi for state elections the
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first are true test for india's prime minister. yemen's houthi rebels have announced they have dissolved parliament and they are taking power in a cow day queue day ceup coup detat. >> the real power will be in mohamed al houthi. he'll have the power to draft a new accusation and in charge of the country's defense. jamal al shayal reports from the
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port city of aden. >> accusationalizeing their coup. >> atransitional council of 550 members. >> taken over sanaa last september, its fighters capturing key government buildings and state tv. forcing yemen's first democratically elected president abdel hadi to resign on december 21st. since then united nations had been attempting to broker a deal between the political powers. the gap proved to great and the u.n. special envoy departed heading to saudi arabia, and minutes later the houthis decided to go it alone declaring themselves the new rurals of yemen. >> translator: the power of the analystthenational council the
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revolutionary council. >> made up of entirely houthi leaders, although the audience was almost entirely made up of houthis, he was forced at gunpoint to attend. all of this turmoil will further alarm yemen's neighbors particularly saudi arabia. many will wait for what the response will be from gulf countries. >> the unilateral declaration does not meet the standards. there is a process under which you can change the government through the constitution. that obviously was not followed today. >> yemen it seems is as divided as ever. the second arab country to witness a coup in as many years. it appears there is a new political reality here but the question remains how long this
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reality will last. the answer to that could very well lie abroad. jamal el shayal, a aden. >> the members of the security council express great concern at the announcement by the houthis to break off talks to dissolve parliament and to take over all of yemen's government institutions. the members of the security council call in the strongest terms for all parties in particular the houthis to abide by the gulf cooperation council initiative the national dialogue conference outcomes and the peace and partnership agreements which provide for a yemeni led democratic transition. >> to other news now. french officials say talks on the conflict in eastern ukraine
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have been constructive and substantial. the german french and russian leaders have held negotiations in moscow. angela merkel and francois hollande presented vladimir putin with a new peace plan. talks are expected to begin once again on sunday. separatists in ukraine a claim that moscow denies. the talks so far has covered border disputes. rory challenge say there's more to discuss. >> face to face negotiations between angela merkel, vladimir putin and francois hollande. all that we really know about what went on is contained in the most tight-lipped of negotiations. he said talks were constructive. what happens next is a document is going to be prepared which takes in all the suggestions and that will be forwarded on to the different parties in this
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conflict. the negotiations themselves will be picked up again on sunday. in a phone call that is going to be conducted in the normandy format. that means it will involve all the people that are here in moscow this afternoon and it will also include petro poroshenko the ukrainian president. so obviously these talks have not been particularly fruit-bearing. very difficult we know precious little about what was going to be talked about coming into it, we know precious little what was discussed going out of it but obviously not much agreement reached so far. things were probably talked about were the demarcation line between the separatist areas things talked about would be the border between russia and ukraine and also how much automatically couldunanimity that
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could beautonomy could be granted. >> yatsenyuk speaks. >> i'm convinced that no one in europe wants to see russian tanks on the border with the european union. >> meanwhile a temporary truce has ended in be in debaltseve. russian separatists have bin fighting for town in recent weeks. the white house cannot confirm that a female hostage was killed in the air strike.
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26-year-old american kayla miller who was captured in 2013. while working for doctors without borders. the latest air strikes by jordanians thousands have people have rallied in the jordan yab cityjordanian city of amman. nisreen al shamaleh reports. >> shifted public opinions. those who are leading lead against the
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u.s. led coalition is now for us. >> you don't represent islam. >> for the thousands of people at this rally in the exap amman kasasbeh murder reveals that jordan last always been i.s.i.l.'s targets. >> jordan is the nek next next target after syria. we have to strike this criminal group in its hideouts. >> jordan has long been a stable country and its residents fear being dragged into conflict. >> convene surprised the crowds when she showed up. people came from all over the country. this is a decision by the government to step up its role in its fight against i.s.i.l.
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the manner of kasasbeh' murder has profoundly shocked jordanians and has turned former formerly ambivalent residents against i.s.i.l. it shows these images of jordanian fighters jets taking off from military bases. the army says these attacks were just the beginning and these images showed jordan's military officers writing threats against i.s.i.l. on their missiles. but some say the government should be careful in taking advantage of this unique moment of solidarity. >> we should not conduct our foreign policy by emotional aspects. jordan has paid for its are are presence especially in iraq and syria. >> have to work harder to crack
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down on i.s.i.l. recruits and to the possible attacks. many here say this is something they will support. nisreen el shamayleh. al jazeera amman. >> white house correspondent patty culhane has the story. >> slow to respond. he's responding to that with this national security strategy. five years in the making. arguing the u.s. should not overreach or make decisions based on fear. and it should try to avoid acting on its own. his national security advisory susan rice unveiled the proposal and argued it's working. >> think for a minute where the world would be today without
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decisive american leadership. ebola would be spreading throughout west africa and likely to far corners of the world. without us, russia would be suffering no cost for its actions in ukraine. without us, there would be no military campaign or 60 countries countering i.s.i.l.'s advance. >> reporter: she went on to detail the national security priorities and it's a long list. protecting the home land its people and u.s. allies. prevent be economic slow downs stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, preventing climate change and energy disruptions and preventing are states. the list is a long one. >> a strategy is a way of saying x is more than important than y so i'm going to focus my resources there. and because of who we are as the united states or how our politics work we actually avoid those choices in our foreign policy a lot and the documents
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tend to justify rather than cause foreign policy outcomes. >> what's clear from the latest strategy despite his critics the president believes his foreign policy is working and he's unlikely to change it over the next two years. pat yupatty culhane, al jazeera. washington. >> are 60 discarded bodies discovered in an abandoned cream tomorrow in mexico. >> and this satellite could give scientists advance warning of impending solar storms, find out how. mp mp
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>> the death toll could be much higher than anyone'd known. >> posing as a buyer to get in there. >> 10,000 people are already dead mr. president, who should answer for those people?
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good to have you with us. i'm in doha. yemen's houthi rebels have taken power in a coup detat. efforts to salvage a piece deal from eastern ukraine will continue by phone on sunday. the german and french leaders have presented a new proposal to russian president vladimir putin. and the white house has said it can't confirm if a female kay lynn mueller was killed but it shows she was buried under rubble after an attack from
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jordannian air force. >> fez jamil has nor from new delhi. >> both are from the anticorruption poovment movement of a few years ago. and both have a history of cracking down on corruption. common man party a few years ago came to power in deli in 2014, taking on the deli delhi police. when his government couldn't pass promised government reforms. that lost him plenty of support in the working class but he is still popular in working poor
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and low and middle classes. joined the governing bjp has a personal reputation of being tough on crime and cracking down on corruption and generally has a reputation of getting things done. there are national consequences the bjp has been riding a wave of success since their election last year. a jewel in the crown would be seen as a prestige are win and also a sign of prime minister narendra modi, the loss would show contraction in the support and strong voice of opposition lighter in the capital. the election is a chance for common man party to reinvigorateselves, in the past only won a few seats and only in one state. the dark horse though in this whole thing could be the congress party. they led the last government at the center and several state
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governments in the past. now, if they win enough seats they could keep any one party from winning an outright majority and could be potentially the king or queen maker. >> antigovernment protests across egypt in cairo last week, political are leaders demonstrations cross the prosecution he of civilians in military court. well, al jazeera journalists, baher mohamed and mohamed fahmy have now spent 406 days behind bars in egypt. they along with our colleague peter greste were charged with crimes and support of the muslim brotherhood. channels they and we deny. al jazeera demands their immediate release.
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canada's supreme court has overturned a ban on doctor assisted suicide in a unanimous decision the court said the law impinged on canadians rights. john terret reports. >> for lee carter, the ruling brings some closure. her mother kay suffered from the dedegenerative disease als. she ask somewhat vindicated. >> this is a case of real people with serious illnesses who through change in law can achieve peace and comfort in knowing they have a choice. >> striking down a 22 year ban on doctor assisted suicide. the nine justices have given federal and provincial governments a year to craft a new law responding to the ruling. failing that the ban will stand.
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canadian are politician stephen fletcher praised the news. >> this is a momentous day a day we as canadians can celebrate. >> others opposed the marry one doctor telling al jazeera last year it was her job to save lives not take them. >> they want to redefine our profession and want to institute in quebec killing and calling it health care. >> other countries here at home and in the u.s., four states, vermont, montana washington and oregon allow some form of doctor-assisted suicide. >> i will die upstairs in my bedroom i share with my husband with my mother and my husband by my side.
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>> last year brittany maynard changed the are face of doctor assisted suicide. she died just weeks after she told the world she would take her own life. >> if all my dreams come true i would somehow survive this. but i most likely won't. >> john terret, al jazeera. >> argentina is sinking deeper into crisis following suspicious death of prosecutor alberto nisman. daniel schwindler is taking a look at argentina's democracy. >> this is the scene outside a court in buenos aires where a judge has to decide whether alberto nisman committed suicide
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or was murdered. he was found nearly three weeks ago, a pistol in his hand. every day has brought new accusations. >> it has been an earthquakes for argentina. we had already a fragile democracy but this is the first time we have such a high profile figure being killed, how we don't know yet. in the complex of a country that is in an electoral process in ten months we have a presidential election. >> reporter: mr. nisman was investigating accusation that president kirchner and her foreign minister were involved in covering up alleged iranian participation on the bombing of the jewish are organization in buenos aires after 20 years no one has been convicted of that
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crime. >> good people, a system where they lacked the resources and the capacity to sox these kind of complicated case -- to solve these kind of complications cases so i don't know if we're going to know. >> the government has lifted restrictions to allow former spy chief to testify. but with his failure to solve the 1994 bomb attack and its alleged involvement in the death of mr. nisman, argentina's intelligence services is being fundamentally reformed. >> we've made many extra suggestions to the project proposed by the government. it's not enough to dismantle intelligence agency and build a new one with all the problems and vices it suffers from today. >> argentines are talking about little else, divide between those who support president kirchner and those who counter
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events and those who don't. many doubt we will ever find out who killed alberto nisman or those who attacked the jewish center will ever be punished. some of the funnel flaws in some of the country's institutions most notably the intelligence agency. argentina is now challenged with putting those right. daniel schwindler, al jazeera buenos aires. >> mexicans are looking for owner of an abandoned cream tomorrow after bodies were found rotting, the abandoned cream tomorrow was closed for one year from mexico city. john holman reports. >> neighbors noticed a fee fetid smell coming from this abandoned cream tomorrow. >> it's been a year we
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complained but the government didn't come didn't take any notice. >> when police finally arrived in the early hours of friday morning they found 60 bodies inside. men, women and children have been embawmed. thereembalmed. as forensic team took them away they began investigating. they said the owner of the cream tomorrow fled months ago leave behind debts and the unburn bodies. he left them dmoferred salt. >> he charged families a fee to cremate the bodies we found. what we need now is for the owner to come forward and give a statement. >> the cream tomorrow is located in guerrero, the same state in which 43 students went missing in september. the local government was implicated in their disappearance. >> it's incedeical.
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how can 60 bodies be found in guerrero the same state in which the students disappeared. there was a fraud and no one noticed. that would not happen in any other country. >> disappearance of the students set off national protests which continued even though officials have tried to bring the case to a close. mexico's government keeps trying to draw a line against the violence that other states are experiencing and instead focus on other things like the economy but things like the discovery on friday morning keep drawing it back to the reality of this country. a reality in which violence, vice and impunity remain widespread problems. john holman, al jazeera mexico city. >> investigators in ty juan are taiwan are beginning to understand why a plane crashed into a river, one
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engine are stopped while another one was manually shut down. rescue workers are still recovering bodies from the river. solar storms, dominic kane has more. >> a combination of gas mass and energy erupts from the sun. the electromagnetic radiation emitted from a solar storm disrupts mobile communication and power grids. scientists have long wanted to develop an advanced warning system, now they think they have. a satellite called the deep space climate observatory or discover will be launched on sunday and sent around 1.6 million kilometers towards the sun. >> this is all about environmental intelligence and if we can get the extra warning
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time the 50 to 60 minutes warning time that discover will give us that provides environmental intelligence to slight operators or electric grid operators who can use those moments to take precautionary measures to limit the damage that a big solar storm might create. >> one of the examples of such an impact was the collapse of the collapse of the hydrosystem in canada, leaving thousands in the dark for ten hours. >> facing the sun at the moment it hets across national borders across continents, these are big events and really a global collaboration to try to protect society from the potential effects. >> large solar storms do rarely hit our planet but now
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