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that he was gonna kill or u. s. laws prohibit some people convicted of domestic violence from owning firearms . bold lines investigates the gaps in the system that allow the law to go unenforced. and the deadly consequences that since you wish and have laws on the books that are just for show on, relinquished on al jazeera, ah, this is al jazeera. ah, hello, i'm barbara sarah. this is the al jazeera news, our live from london. thank you for joining us. coming up in the next, the 60 minutes, haitian kidnappers, the man. the $17000000.00 for the release of christian missionaries snatched from
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an orphanage near the capital, demanding a re count to in iraq, supporters of pro iranian parties accused the government of vote. rigging, dozens dead and downstream communities now at risk days of heavy rain push reservoirs to capacity in the indian state of carola and banana growers in la paloma watching, helplessly as interrupting volcano smothers there, harvests and livelihoods in ash. and on peter stem, a twin dough with your sports, as magister city give a champions, league moss, the gloss to their belgium opponents. bob home of solar, helps movable, secure a tight victory over athletic or madrid on the best of the action. coming up later this our ah a notorious haitian gang responsible for the kidnapping of 17 christian
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missionaries has made its 1st ransom demand, known as 400. my was all the gang that snatched the 16 americans and one canadian once $1000000.00 per person for their release. the $17000000.00 demand was made to the country, chief of christian aid ministries and confirmed by the haitian justice minister of the missionaries were returning to port or prince after visiting an orphanage in the town of gunfire, which is east of the capital when their bus was seized by gang members, john hendern has more now from the missions headquarters in the us state of ohio, haitian gang has put a price on the lives of 17 missionaries, taken captive in port prints. $17000000.00. the ransom amounts to a $1000000.00 for each of the 5 men, 7 women, and 5 children, captured by a group called $400.00. no, was that they were building an orphanage. it's a risk haitian missionaries now face daily. it is like living in a war zone. you don't know when you're going to get shot at, you know,
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no one you're going to get kidnapped. that is a very real concern here in ohio, where many in the religiously conservative our mission mennonite community, considerate their christian mission, to fund advancements abroad, even as many of them live much as they did in the 19th century. the random demand is a drop in the bucket for an organization that brings in a $130000000.00 a year and donations from around the world. but now christian, a ministry has an ethical decision to make, do they pay it in risk funding? the kidnapping machine in haiti, or do they refuse and risk the lives of the missionaries they sent there? at the white house president joe biden is getting updates on what he's both a crisis for the missionaries families and a criminal case. the f, b r a is a part of a coordinated u. s. government effort to get the u. s. citizens involved to safety. all gangs have stepped up their campaign of kidnapping, extortion, and sexual violence across large parts of haiti. u. s. a visual say they've been trying to help the government cope with the problem. we realize what
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a priority this is for the people of haiti, and that's why we have provided funding to the tune of $312000000.00 in assistance over the last decade. alone to strengthen law enforcement and capacity of the haitian national police and to maintain peace and stability throughout the country . even so you as soon as ends have been repeatedly warned against visiting haiti because of the violence and instability. president giovano moisture was assassinated in july and an earthquake struck in august. you, as based christian aid ministries is just one of dozens of religious groups doing work and haiti summer. now asking whether the u. s. should send in troops to rescue the missionaries, or whether the united nations needs to expand its peacekeeping operations in a nation where hostage taking is now on average in every day occurrence. john henderson, al jazeera millers berg, ohio, supporters of pro iranian factions in iraq are protesting against the result of
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last week's parliamentary election parties. wow. parties linked to the paramilitary group, known as the popular mobilization forces. so big losses in that election, crowds and baghdad have gathered to demand a recount populace. shia cleric, montana outside that has said that his movement secured the biggest number of seats in parliament, mac knew that there were heed, has more from baghdad, thousands of angry protest. her as are protesting in front of the green zone in by the dod demanding a manual recount of the votes of the legislative election. now these protest her as their supporters of the political parties, most leesha political parties that last in the election. many of them here, despite, although they are in civilian uniform,
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many of them are military individuals belonging to the popular mobilization forces that are commanded by a members of the shia political parties. that last and the election, the protest said as it had set up dozens of tents here. and they say that planning to continue protesting here in this area, blocking several roads leading to the green zone until their demands are met. they say that they are accusing the election commission of fraud of vote rigging. they say that our international parties are intervening and the election and are also directing the results of the election. these are accusing the government of collaborating and what they call the vote. rigging, health care worker is in ethiopia, t gray region,
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or cooling on the federal government to lift the siege on mechanize. a shortage of medical supplies is worsening, a humanitarian crisis in the region. the un says that 400000 people are experiencing famine and the further 1800000 were on the brink of it. journalist that some will get that you says there is no and then site for the blockade against the region of to grey. there doesn't seem to be any compromise from the ethiopian side and from the t p level, what we've seen from, for example, those, those thoughts are protesting. integrity is trying to express, the pressure is been going on in local clinics and hospitals trying to kick take care of so many victims. and so many people that are in need of medical help and a system that's almost broke down. and that's why they were protesting in front of the u. n. trying to express what's been happening and thus much we are beginning to see from a distance 91 percent of the population are in need. ofa some kind of emergency aid
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. and according to us aid close to 1000000 people are it's facing famine like conditions that the need is so much overwhelming, you know, you can send and so many so much trucks from w p. the fact is the need to so much and the people are in need of this support are just overwhelmingly so much and there's only so much you could do and much of the pressure i've seen it. i've traveled to the region, you know, in last, earlier this year, what be beginning to see what we've seen from far as and from near is the fact that the hospitals are just being overwhelmed with not enough medicine to even treat the most basic needs. coming up on this news, i were from london desperate journeys that made a little easier. spain removes some barriers to residency for unaccompanied young migrants. manchester city have their 1st when in this years,
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champions league groups they age and they did it in style to peter will have all the action and sport ah at least 43 people have been killed by attackers in northern nigeria is so called the state government stormed our market and go to new york on sunday. and there are sold carried on into monday morning. a taxed by armed gangs have been increasing in that region aqua. the addresses more on this from a boucher these attacks have been carried out by armed groups in the north that have been operating in the north for them for a state in particular. they've been there for more than a decade and they're killed. thousands of people displeased tens of thousands, most of them crossed into neighboring countries like michelle republic. and because of the recent military operations, they have been dislodged from most of the forest areas they've been occupied in
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some for a stage. so some of them have spilled over into neighboring states like so could, although they keep talking so could from time to time in from that basis in for, and other parts of north western virginia. but now we understand that these benefits, according to officials, also have moved from their basis after they've been dislodged by military strikes and ground operations there. and they are targeting communities in other parts of north western niger, especially as states like sort of state. there are a lot of and government spaces in the north west of the country, like just in the northeast of the country where i bought them another and i've been operating. there is little or no government presence is fucked in areas. no infrastructure, no security presence, kidnapping for rent. some is high right now in the north of the country and in the north central bunch of niger why i'm groups have been gathering hundreds of millions of dollars since they started these operations. so a lot of criminal gangs and of course are the individual caching in on the, on the,
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on the lucrative business, illegal business and way in northwest of nigeria. so that's the situation at the moment. while emma mccarty is a senior analyst at the tony blair institute for global chain, she joins us now via skype from london. so thank you so much for joining us here. and i'll just say we're just listening to our corresponding direct me the address thing that obviously this is nothing new in a variety of parts of nigeria. but what do you think? what do you think are the factors that are contributing to the continuing attacks that we're seeing now in so called the state? yeah, i mean, how much was right that this is a situation that started over 10 years ago. but it deteriorated from the last 5 years in from 2016. and what we see now is the gross getting more and more dishes by the attacks getting more and more did lee. of course, like i mentioned so cool. this is not the 1st time so quarter is being attacked, but so good to have seen as an increase in attacks since 3 months ago when there
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was these major unsure going on in some for, and then communications and my village, my kids in some kind of way i shut down and because the criminal guns cannot access weapons, supplies, and communicate, they are now moving to states newborns. i'm for one of which is so quick and that's why we are increasing our taxes. so to, in front of the governor of so go to the government of so go to announce 3 weeks of all that about 80 percent of the criminal groups in some for the house now have now moved to so to state i'm so this is the fact that we can see is accounting for the increasing our taxes. so good. now, another thing to work quite a lot of recently is kidnappings and kidnappings of students. now obviously, people will cast their minds back to the bulk of her and kidnapping of, of the triple kid girls a years ago. and tell us a little bit about how,
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maybe you think that the groups behind this have different agendas and how that has been changing over the years. this particular situation and 40 in the northwestern part of nigeria and some parts of the north central. and that part of the country is hundreds of miles away from the north is web and where it goes, where taken in april of 2014. but what we saw in the north west since december last year was this new jumped out of my skin, not being of students all by 8 incidents happen since december and over a 1000 students were taken as we speak about $200.00 students in custody and they have been in come to be to, for 4 months or more, i'm even those that were released where at least only somehow reportedly been paid by governments with their parents. i'm so now what we need to understand
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is that these criminal guns about 30000 in number by governments estimate, well originally creamy, that the want to better groups that we did not and rocked for money. but what we saw in the last 18 months or so, or was this sustained effort by different functions of book right on that is that you had you operating in the north east, the infantry at some of them. and they did succeed in infiltrating some of them and we saw alliance between some parts of it. what up and down what we can now they end up up is that also i don't know the reasons to patients, especially the attacks on considering how dire the situation is, what do you think the government should be doing? considering as we've been hearing that there is parts of the country with there doesn't seem to be any government presence at all. yeah, i mean, some of those things, but i would just mention the number one is to make this business infeasible,
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unfeasible by making it not lucrative because she's not been for and some is now in what's driving industry in northern that you'd have because it pays number 2 is to make criminals pay for their crimes. and number 3 is to step up the military and intelligence air force reports sure that these criminal guns have a weapons been denied in military and security forces. and unfortunately, they have now started operating across the board in the general public. and don't forget this part of that is not too far from hell. wow. i see a baby a dangerous situation. so it is working that g, then government, military and intelligence efforts, but also who get some kind of chance national corporation from the general public. because we know that these criminal guns now open it in nigeria and height in new
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jersey operate in new jersey. and then city by internet judy and there is need when i didn't get to corporate amongst themselves when i didn't security agencies whose net dies. and net also what we never knew of a cartoon senior analyst of the tony player institute for global a change of speaking to us from london. always good to get your thoughts on the program. so thank you. thank you for having me. north korea has confirmed it launched a new ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea of japan, north korean state media, k c, and a report of the launch on wednesday local time. the launch took place tuesday morning. it's reported that north korean leader kim jordan did not actually attend the missile test. i, you assembly has made a fresh appeal for talks with young young me and moore's military government has started releasing political prisoners. the amnesty grant's freedom to those who took part in the antique who demonstrations back in april. but most of the civilian
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leaders of the deposed government, including on sons who cheat are still detained. the a harding reports. b cheers are wrapped as families are about to be reunited for the 1st time. in months, these political prisoners scanned the crowd, looking for their loved ones outside this prison and yank on me and mart when they finally find them. tears of joy. thousands of re, unions like this are expected to take place in the coming days after me and mars qu, leaders issued an amnesty for some 5600 political prisoners most were arrested in february, as the military deposed the elected government. others were detained months later, during anti q protests. my sister was arrested after some one reported her for publishing books. they ordered 50 books from her and arrested her with police vehicles and military trucks. i hope that she gets released soon. she has 2 kids at
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home, i want her home as soon as possible. the timing of this amnesty comes a week before the regional block axiom is due to meet in an unprecedented move. ossie on leaders have excluded me and mars military leader men on clang from attending that summit. it's the most severe sanction the block has ever handed to a member state in 5 decades. this is a big deal telling one of the leaders of one of the ozzy members states that it cannot attend the summit at which it would have use the footage of to try and demonstrate its international legitimacy to people and me. him are to try and use that to suggest that they should stop resisting because of the kuda top in february was a fair complete i. that is a pretty big deal. and it was a, something that i took a on a long time to get to my low me and mar, authorities release more than 2000 antique protesters from prison across the country in june, including journalists, critical of the military government. the latest and larger amnesty comes while
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there's increasing pressure on the military leaders to engage with their opponents nearly 9 months after seizing power steps like this have been taken by as young this week. the rece, the likelihood of a split within the miller, is again, they do care about the insurance of international legitimacy. the former head of government, all songs to cheat who was also arrested in february is not expected to be released . many of those already set free say they were made to sign an agreement saying they won't engage in political activities in the future. a trade off many were willing to take to see their families again. leah harding al jazeera, dutch prosecutors have put every tray and people smuggler key danziger dias up the body em on their most wanted list for crimes related to his alleged smuggling ring . a d. c o p in court has already sentenced good on ain absentia to life in prison for starving and torturing african refugees and migrants trying to reach europe.
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under dutch low foreign nationals can be charged with a crime committed over seams overseas. if the victims are in the netherlands, spain is making it easier for unaccompanied young migrants seeking residency and work permits. about 15000 people could benefit from the new laws which will cut waiting periods and remove barriers for living and working in spain. a growing stream of migrants from african nations to europe has seen about 30000 people arrive in spain this year. almost all of them by see that's an increase of 37 percent on the same time last year. dr. ruth ferrero, toyota is a professor of political science at their comp, with n c university of madrid. she does not joins us via skype from the capital. madam, thank you so much for joining us here in al jazeera, give us some examples of how this law will change the life of some of these young migrants. i mean, these,
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these will change hello to me for people in between 16 or 17 years old. they will have fun for me to work, to get included into a labor market and to carry on where the lives they also grouped stake all the good. because i make requirement of saying like, 2500 euros to renew their, their permit. that once they're getting to 18 year so, so this is really a good, good news for, for me for saying for my nurse. and i know so it makes a stay more european in a way that other countries like france or germany, they're guaranteeing. and those kind of going to make help for, for, for my north on fields 2120 and 27 years old. so we have more
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social protection now for mine are under 18 years old, which is obviously a great thing. but i'm wondering how that then will shape their future in spain. once they turn 18 and are no longer covered by this specific law. they will be into the labor market in the labor market. they will have her re, alexis, the work after after wars. and as i said before, they got to make an appointment to pay for the renewal fee over the phone. for me that was said 2500 euros on their own now has been put away. so that will allow them to very young with their work, with their life in a standing, never going to be just and they way in the same condition. or there are young people that are living in thing. of course, this applies. i'm assuming only to spain and it kind of highlights how there is no
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pan european approach to any of these, not just the liberals, but of course the migration issue in general. yeah, that's correct. i mean, every country has their own flow and their own access to the labor market. however, it seems that we are getting more european nice ation of loss and policies. we'll see that think we have older countries in weights. the similar measure has been taking place. so saying now it's more close to other to other rules and regulations that are taking place in other countries. i'll say your opinion, doctor luther 3 on a professor of political science that the competency university of madrid. madam. thank you. thank you very much with night slots. more still to come in this news hour, including the boat trip that uncovered a 900 year old relic, a crusader nicest sword found in the waters off israel. mazing plus.
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i mclaughlin, greenland, the country dotted with abounded u. s. military bases and other affairs that the retreating eyes clap, may release toxic waste. they thought would stay trapped for years. also coming up, the olympic flame has been officially handed to china for the controversial a beijing at winter games. ah. hi there you're world weather update begins in europe, and this surge of warm air has now made it into scandinavia and the baltic states, but a pretty good run of rain that's the caustic comes at rain and wind and we see some heavier pockets of rain over eas, stonier pushing into western russia, rain fills in across the low country's western areas of france,
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lou ah, i'll come back as a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera hate. he's just this ministers as a criminal, gang is demanding $17000000.00 for the return of 17. for in christian missionaries, the mostly american and one canadian group was kidnapped near the capital. puerto prince on saturday in iraq, supporters of pro iranian factions have been protesting against the result of last week's parliamentary election results. after parties linked to the prior military group known as the popular mobilization forces saw big losses. and north korea has
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confirmed. it launched a new ballistic missile from a submarine into the sea of japan. launched a place tuesday morning. it's reported the north korean leader kim jo own did not attend. ok, it's get more now on our top story. the kid nap all of those 17 christian missionaries in hayes, he will manuever apollo, has just arrived in the capital at porto prod sir. manuel. we do know that the group has now said it wants to ransom and millions of for each person. what else do we know? we do know we do know some of these details, but the information on the status itself of the 70 missionaries remains, remains quite limited. the deteriorating security situation here, though, really is on everyone's mind in the nation capital. we know that local authorities imported prints are working closely with u. s. federal agents to find a resolution to the case of the 17 missionaries. we know that this gang 400, so is very well known for engaging in this type of kidnapping. they were blamed for
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the kidnapping of a catholic clergy back in april. now look, i can tell you that the attitude from people here are very tense. there were protest just yesterday that were protest today. the day that we arrived here in port of prince, people here are trying to call attention to the worsening violence to this were sitting trend of kidnapping. and there's one thing that we find that we found an interesting now is that while this case specifically of these 70 missionaries as sort of swept international headlines. so that simple fact that 16 out of 17 of these missionaries are us citizens in just the 1st 3 quarters of this year, there have been more than 600 reported kidnappings here in haiti. so people are calling for accountability from the government. they're upset at the government, but more than anything else they're afraid, because in the wake of the assassination of asian presidential louise in july, there's been this sort of per for these battles between rival gangs. we're trying
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to control different parts of the city. there are no go areas of the city that are under control of these gangs. so again, authorities have not been very vocal about the situation, but a source inside the office of the haitian prime minister did tell al jazeera today that the government leaders are expected to have an update for reporters and update for the press on the efforts to free the 17 missionaries being held here in 80 men . well, obviously you rightly point. the difference in reaction is an enemy where talking about it and obviously the u. s. government is moving to free. these are kidnapped missionaries, but many, many other kidnap situations that really get resolved. i guess that this makes the issue of a ransom even more controversial as than it usually is. abs. absolutely, and the simple fact is that in many cases, these kidnappings aren't even reported. and the reason that we've seen this.

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