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singaporeans line the street to honor their founding father, lee kwan yew. saudi arabia's military says houthi fighters are now advancing towards its border. the coalition of nations continues to bomb the rebels in yemen. the saudis say they have mobilized the growd ground forces but no intention to deploy them. destroying ballistic missiles that they captured from the yemeni army. and saudi arabia's king has vowed to continue the campaign until stability is restored. meanwhile, arab league conference in sharm el sheikh,
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yemen's president said the assault will not stop until the houthis surrender. more. >> a rare moment of agreement among several arab leaders to curb the rise of the shia houthi fighters. he is now talking tough. >> i call on you to continue operation, until this gang surrenders, withdraws from all provinces it occupied leave state institutions and military bases and return all thing weapons they seized. >> forced to take action to protect yemen he remains open for dialogue with conditions. we wish we didn't have to take this decision but we stress that riyadh is opening its doors to meet meet under the ud the umbrella of the gcc
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rejecting the coup against it and stop threats against regional countries. >> reporter: the saudis, along with other sunni gulf and arab states are nervous about the rise of iran. they feel the iran's influence is creeping closer. support for the houthis in the south, air strikes are now hitting positions just on the other side of that border, joined by artillery from the saudi side. fighter jets on saturday struck multiple houthi targets including command and control centers and weapons depot. the coalition says its strikes were precise. yemen's president ali abdalla
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saleh said. >> translator: i hope arab leaders don't bet on a losing horse. you've tried that horse for four years. i call upon you to have dialogue and elections i urge you to have mercy on the people of yemen from these barbaric strikes. >> saleh is accused of fighting with the houthis. the outcometo could change yemen's political landscape and tip the balance of regional powers. omar al saleh. al jazeera. a coalition led by the al nusra front has captured the northern section of idlib. stefanie dekker has the story. >> the city of idlib has been
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under the syrian government through most of the war but after days of fighting it is the rebels who are now in charge. led by the al nusra front an al qaeda affiliate, al jazeera spoke to a fighter with them in the city. >> translator: alfattah is the main reason for advance in the idlib city. there are no names all rebels are fighting under the one name of gish alphash al al fatah. >> this one appears to show fighters reuniting at home. after years ton battlefield. now we're told thousands have fled during this recent
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offensive. air strikes have been carried out in the last four days unprecedented in this area because it's been aired this footage of the syrian army and sair its forcessay its force he are regrouping. there doesn't seem to be too much concern the fighters aring being fighting this city. >> islamic state of iraq and the levant, the fight for idlib took four days and that's a huge blow to morale to the syrian army. stefanie dekker, al jazeera beirut. >> capturing idlib is a big victory for the rebels. >> it's been a very fluid situation of course in syria over the past four years but with a lot of foreign support whether it's from turkey or elsewhere the various militant
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groups in syria have at times come together very very effectively. first take raqqa. and then idlib. there's no reason they're going to pass up and go home any time soon. this is a big victory for them. it's particularly significant for policy makers here in washington who have been trying to cast the fight against the islamic state as one that the coalition and its partners are winning. even though not with the islamic state and considered rivals to the islamic state, their ability to take idlib will be a moral boost to the islamic state and a real blow to washington's efforts to portray washington as winning in its attempt to diminish and to destroy i.s.i.s.
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>> in yemen and in syria the united states is supporting military action against iran's allies. while in switzerland foreign ministers are arrive being to negotiate a nuclear deal with iran to bring iran back into the fold of the diplomatic community. james bays reports from lausanne lausanne. >> reporter: these talks are at a crucial phase. it was the u.s. secretary of state and the iran foreign minister who were negotiating. now members from other countries are on their way. the french foreign minister, known to be a hawk in these negotiations. >> iran absolutely has the right to nuclear power for civilian purposes but as for a nuclear bomb, it is a no. the discussions have been difficult but pressing ahead
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nonetheless. i also insist on the transparency of the mechanism as well as controls so that any agreement made is respected. >> germany's foreign minister frank walter steinmeyer has arrived. what are expected to be intense discussion he. one session between the u.s. secretary of state john kerry and iranian foreign minister moasmedmohamed javad zarif talks continual throughout the day. >> evening night. whenever. >> the u.s. energy secretary ernest monez heading the technical discussions for his country, is giving nothing away. >> mr. secretary, are things going well? >> they are going. >> do you hope to have an
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agreement this weekend. >> they are going. >> germany's foreign minister has told reporters when he looks at the plts mountains it reminds him the hardest climb is at the end. that's where they are. james bays, lausanne. the attacks happened in towns of biri in gombe state. voting in nigeria's presidential poll has been extended for a second day. decision comes after violence and technical problems caused some voting centers to close. yvonne ndege reports from the capital, abuja. >> rafael cast his vote for a new president and parliamentarians,ing in abuja. he's one of 60 million people taking part in this historic
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exercise. things went smoothly here but this process is happening in 120,000 locations across the country. >> i believe that it can take us to the level we want this country to go. initial for unemployment, health care and security, and the education and structure. >> reporter: but as expected there was some violence in the north. several people were killed in gombe state thousands of security agents were deployed to protect voters. in kuduna state where there has been religious violence, voter registrationsvoterregistration was delayed by hours. voters were undeterred. >> i know there's nothing that i
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should fear for. because choosing my leader is in my hands. even though there is somebody angry with what i did well, you cannot -- doesn't have anything to do with my life. i don't believe. >> reporter: thousands of foreign election members monitored the vote. pvcs were used for the first time in the election. >> they are taking the pvc and make sure that is in line with the card reader. taking a bit of time. sometimes they try one two three, four times until they are asked to identify that you are the right person. >> reporter: the incumbent president johnson many voted in his state. as did his opponent.
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there were technical problems or election materials arrived late, that's according to the electoral commission. it could mean that the final results are delayed for several days. yvonne ndege, al jazeera abuja nigeria. two other reporters who have been deployed to cover that campaign have been detained. al jazeera is demanding their unconditional release. still ahead on al jazeera: >> i'm daniel schwindler in la paz. >> and why people in sierra leone have to define a government curfew that's meant to stop the spread of ebola.
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>> weeknights on al jazeera america. >> join me as we bring you an in-depth look at the most important issues of the day. breaking it down. getting you the facts. it's the only place you'll find... the inside story. >> ray suarez hosts "inside story". weeknights, 11:30 eastern. on al jazeera america. ebola. >> welcome back. let's take a look at the headlines on al jazeera. arab leaders have expresstheir supportexpressedtheir support for saudi led attacks on yemen rebels. the syrian government has suffered a major defeat on at the hand of al qaeda rebels.
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in northeast nigeria 14 people have been killed by boko haram, voting in the country's presidential election has been extended for a second day because of the violence and technical problems that cause some polling places to close. singaporeans have lined the street to pay their final respects to lee quan yew. bill clinton is one of the crowd. his son is now prime minister. let's go now to hale rayman. rain is heavy in singapore. has that deterred some from
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turning out? >> i would say it has deterred some mourners. the cortege began its journey about 45 minutes ago from parliament house. lee quan yew's body laid in state for about four days. where the final funeral service will be held, of course as you can see behind me there are at least six persons deep, i would say, is certainly how many people are here. thousands along the whole length of the route. even when we traveled here this morning, people at the very early time of the morning were trying to get their curbside position. certainly the weather hasn't put them off. in certain asian countries rain is believed to be a good owe men. the family will take heart from the inclement weather we are
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experiencing. >> it wasn't just in singapore that lee was highly regarded but respected globalingly as globally as well. there are a list of worldwide leaders. take a look at the list. >> there is a large guest list, i think the biggest name here is of course bill clinton the former american president. he has an entour an that includes henry kissinger former secretary of state former ambassadors, former national security advisor but william hadihaid china -- >> we seem to have lost sohel rahman there no doubt because
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of the heavy rain. reporting on the funeral of singapore's founding father lee quan yew. now please have filed tear gas over an angry crowd in sierra leone. people have been told to stay indoors. osama ben java reports. >> they came looking for food and when there wasn't enough, fights broke out. this is a town near sierra leone's center. hundreds defied a government lock down order. >> translator: people are desperate for food because of how the distribution is going. this has led to panic. >> reporter: many people were taken into custody and the
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police struggled to deal with the crowd. >> initially we were overwhelmed. but with the rival of the military we've been able to put the suggestion under absolute control. >> reporter: health teams were sent door to door to look for unreported cases. the number of absolute cases have fallen. there are fears of complacent complacency sitting in. people have been told to stay indoors for a few days. >> we have been in this fight for almost ten months and people have become tired complacent. >> more than 10,000 people have been killed and just last week, 79 new cases were reported in the worst affectcountries. stocking up, when you live below the poverty line, is not an
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option. >> translator: because of this three day lock down there is no way people can get food for their survival. when they heard about it they came out so they could have food for these three days. >> neighboring guinea has ordered a health emergency. many are concerned that the government might not be able to provide adequate food and medical supplies to the affected communities. new vaccines, more awareness and quarantine measures are slowly but steadily winning against the deadly virus but for the people in the country battered by the outbreak their fight against ebola is far from over. osama ben java, al jazeera. >> in the capitol mogadishu government forces stormed the hotel, among those killed was
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somali's permanent envoy to united nations in geneva. the attack led from friday to sunday morning. a former girlfriend from andreas lubitz said he had vowed to do something that the world would remember him by. a memorial will be held in the town of digne les bains. in the french alps. >> residents came together to remember them. >> it's terrible, horrible for the families. there are no words for this. i'm broken. >> on the mountain side, the task of recovering remains and wreckage continues. it will take another two weeks. the second black box is still missing but the need for its data is less urgent, now the
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cause of the crash is clear. trying to understand what drove co-pilot andrea lubitz to such a heinous act is the focus of the investigation. one german newspaper quotes a former girlfriend saying lubitz worried his health problems threatened his career. he talked about doing something dramatic that people would remember him for. german doctors said he was undergoing treatment for an unspecified condition and was flying despite being told not to. he had a history of depression. that raises questions about his airline's assessment of his suitability to fly. at dusseldorf airport passengers signaled their determination to carry on flying. >> i don't have any concerns. i trust our airlines. i've flown countless times i don't have a problem with it. it watts very sad of course and i shed some tears when i heard
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about it but now we have to move on if it's okay to say that. >> reporter: on friday, europe's aviation agency recommended all airlines adopt a policy of having two crew members in the cockpit at all times. lufthansa and germanwings have promised relatives immediate compensation of over $50,000 but given what is now known about the cause of this tragedy the final bill for compensation will be much higher. simon mcgregor wood, al jazeera, paris. >> at least 21 people have been injured in a train accident in the u.s. happened in the city of los angeles after a commuter train struck a vehicle on the tracks. two people were seriously injured. authorities are investigating the incident. victims of flooding in chile's northern region have begun digging out their homes and businesses. swelled rivers led to flash floods. the worst-hit area was about 800
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kilometers north of the capital santiago. bolivians are going to the polls, to elect regional governors in many cities. pedro moderately faces morls morales faces defeat. >> from the amara community is standing as governor for la paz trying to rest control from the opposition. she quotes a long struggle against discrimination. >> they made us live in two bolivias. one bolivia was abandoned while all the other had the privileges. now we have to integrate because we are all bolivians.
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>> felipa is the supporter ever morales,ofmorales, for more indigenous and other candidates than ever before to engage in elections. >> i believe that future historians will see this period as one of psychologist of consolidation of profound change. not just the indigenous communities but also women and afterafterafro-bolivians. >> former minister in president morales government, didn't like the direction in which it was headed. >> the movement has subsued and weakened the indigenous
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movement. >> the economy is growing by 5% a year due to gas exports. the challenge facing the government is to ensure that wealth is more equally spread, the fight for the indigenous community to emerge from centuries of discrimination has been long and hard. the symbols of colonialism is strong here, their voice is loud and diverse and getting stronger. that indigenous community speaks more than 30 languages and practices many customs. it's been loud. and its demands. daniel schwindler, la paz bolivia. >> reporter: demonstrating against prime minister mateo renzi's policies. they say the reforms are workers
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rights. prime minister renzi took office two years ago pledging to end the situation. in the french capital pairs a special dance floor used the energy from people's footsteps to repower the eiffel tower. paris is due to host the u.n.'s climate change summit in september. global deal to limit carbon emissions. the city of istanbul also went dark acknowledge 1500 institutions taking part in the campaign. people lit cannedless to observe the hour. this was the scene in -- candles to observe the hour. to raise awareness for climate change.
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dozens of kite enthusiasts have taken part in the celebration of the japanese cherry trees. the festival will run until april 12th. night. hello, i'm ray suarez, good news, a local billionaire wants to keep your sports franchise in town. there's a hitch - he wants you and your neighbours to find the bill for the shiny new luxury boxes and expressway exit and doesn't want to pay much rent. may not sound like a great deal, but over and over cities are muscled into municipally funded sports facilities over threat of