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> survivors of afghanistan's landslide say they are not receiving enough aid as thousands remain stranded in the remote province. >> welcome to al jazeera. also ahead nigeria's president asks for help to find 276 kidnapped school girls.
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. coming up, i'll tell you why some are trying to ban children becoming bull fighters. . there's anger in afghanistan. relatives of those, people missing in a landslide is criticising the government for giving up a search for the bod yes. more than 2,000 people are missing. twice that nam have lost their homes. we have this report from badakhshan, where many need help. >> this boy is 15, but has lost so much. his mother and two sisters, two brothers are buried in the mountain of mud. >> translation: at the time of the landslide i was holding my
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mother's hand. somehow it slipped, i escaped else i would have been buried with them. >> he knows his family is gone, but he needs to find their bodies for his open peace of mind. >> i want to see their dead body, their face, so i can come to terms with it. we have been working here for two days without food and water. i'm devastated. i lost everything in my life. >> the house is still standing, providing an idea of what the village looks like. it's torn in two. >> hundreds of people are camping out in almost desperate conditions. they have been given tents and aid agencies continued to provide food, water and medicine. others feared the mountain could
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collapse. people have been told al jazeera the aid they are getting is not enough. the tents are helping survivors. >> right now, as you see, people need shelter. they brought tents. they need foot. they don't have a place to cook right now. we are bringing in food for them. people are upset because the government gave up the search for bodies. the government says the houses are under too much mud. >> that is why we are digging. the government is not helping us to recover. i'll look for my family. there's no other option. >> the idea that homes will be
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turned into a mass grave is too much for many to bear. >> people are digging. they haven't given up, they are looking for their loved ones that they have lost. and they say that they will keep digging as much as they can. it is a very challenging path for them, because they do not have sophisticated machines, only dig with their hands and shovels.
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that will not take them too long to find the dead poddies. it is impossible with no technologies, nothing but shovels digging meals of mud. >> there's frustration at the pace of the aid distribution. why is there not enough aid for the survivors? >> one of the challenge is that the road - the geography and getting the aid to the village is difficult. while driving on the way to the village, i have seen trucks of aid that were broken and could not make it there. african officials visited the area, including first vice president of afghanistan, second vice president, members of the cabinet, members of the afghan
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parliament. they had visits here. they create the people here. that was not for the people. now the people say that the aid is there, but it is not distributed properly or in a transparent which. and it's been three days since the landslide happened, and still people are camping out with little food and water. >> you have spoken to some survivors, as they grapple with the lose of family and aid. how do they feel about their future. will they stay to rebuild their lives, or will they rebuild the area? >> the government's advice for the people was to leave the area and settle somewhere where they are safe from this kind of disaster. but people have lived in this
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place, in their village for hundreds of years. they think they will continue to live there and rebuild their lives once again. >> thank you for getting us up to date. moving on to other stories now - and nigeria's president goodluck jonathan has appealed for international help to find 276 kidnapped girls. they have been missing for three weeks after being taken by men believed to be from the armed group boko haram. there has been a public outcry with families saying they have not done enough to rescue them. >> reporter: nigerians in a church in abuja praying for the kidnapped girls to be found. there's pressure on the president goodluck jonathan. he set up a committee to investigate how the abductions took place and why rescue efforts have so far failed.
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some churchgoers are planning overnight vigils until the girls are found. >> this is pitiful. i have a daughter and a son. i am a father. if i put myself in the shoes of the parents, it's painful. >> in a question and april session, the president said this on the missing girls? >> we believe that what we'll request is maximum cooperation from the guardians and parents of the girls, because up to this time they have not been able to clearly gave the police clear identity. >> public anger is fuelled by the cop flitting figures from different levels of government, about how many girls have been affected. >> they found about 121 girls.
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while sometimes we discover that it was a pure lie, and i believe we are working on that lie. they are not doing anything up to now. they have been promising us that these girls would be found. that up to this moment i'm talking. nothing has been done. >> the anger is as high as it is because schools have been attacked before. in february '59 students were killed at boko haram, at a school nearby, despite billions spent on fighting the group. the military insists there is an ongoing operation to save the girls. they won't release details. a presidential spokesperson said it would occur soon.
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two buses have been hit by bombs into nairobi. the attacks happened while the buses moved along one of the nairobi's busiest highway, a day after two explosions killed four people in the coastal city of mombassa. >> victims of an alleged mass rape are waiting to hear if their attacker will be brought to justice. a military court will give its verdict in a few hours. dozens of congolese soldiers are accused of taking women. >> reporter: this woman says when she was 16 rebels abducted her, keeper her for six months, when she escaped, she was pregnant. a few months after giving birth, things were worse. >> translation: we heard ta government soldiers were coming
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and looting. 17 came to where we were hiding. they raped all of us. one of them took my baby boy. i found him the next day, later he died. >> she is one of dozens that say they were raped at the same time in the same down east of democratic republic of congo. the soldiers along this road following the shore after being defeated by the rebels, when they reached here the town, they went on a spree of looting and raping. a year later, with mounting international pressure, 39 suspects were charged in a military court. the most recent hearse were held in this town, in goma. perpetrators rarely stand trial. this person works with victims of sexual violence and sentences are rarely upheld, and the
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impunity means attacks continue. >> translation: you act like you arrest someone. later you find them out and about. the rape victim is unsafe because officials say he was arrested. you find him arrested down the streets. he's sentenced to some years, after a few weeks he's out. >> meanwhile they are awaiting for a judge's decision, and to see if it will bring change. more to come on the programme, including tensions in odessa. the latest from the southern ukranian city, where more than 60 pro-russian separatists have been freed. >> and the world's longest reigning monarch marks the 64th anniversary of his coronation day.
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receive sufficient aid. many are frustrated by the government's decision to give up a search for the bodies. more than 2,000 people are missing and twice that number lost their homes. nigeria's president goodluck jonathan appealed for international help to find 276 kidnapped girls. they've been missing for three weeks, taken by men believed to be from the armed group boko haram. two crowded buses have been hit by home made bombs in the kenyan capital of nairobi. three died, 60 injured. it follows two explosions in the city of mombassa, and on sunday, in which four people died. south sudan says its army has taken back control of bentiu and another. key rebel bases bentiu has changed hands several times. this comes days after president
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salva kiir agreed to hold talks with his rival, the rebel leader riek machar. irish republican leader gerry adams has been released from custody. he was questioned for several address over the murder of a belfast mother in 1972. jean mcconville was falsely accused of being an informant by the irish republican army. adams says he's the victim of a campaign to link him to the crime. pro-russian activists storm the police headquarters in the southern ukranian city of odessa, forcing the release of 60 separatists arrested after violent street battles. more than 40 anti-government protestors died. a full investigation is under way. jonah hull reports. >> reporter: to cries of "our heroes", they emerged from the police station, more than 60 pr
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russian protesters, arrested for taking part in the extreme violence. for hours, as riot police looked on, the crowd shouted freedom. it demanded the release of those ideas. >> some forced their way into a vehicle entrance to the police station. once inside they seemed to be on the brink of complete control. and then from somewhere an apparent police decision to ak which esque. >> this is a si in which violence was down on sunday night and possibly on the verge of happening again. it seems the police worse widely blamed for failing to step in, has decided to stand back and do nothing in order to prevent it happening again. the crowd's anger was ipp spired
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by what many saw when they were allowed into the blackened remains of the trade union building. here, dozens of protesters labelled pro-russians died in a blaze on friday, trapped in the building as pro-ukraine crowds circled outside. >> translation: i'm going to seek revenge for my people, for every drop of blood. >> ukraine's interim prime minister arseniy yatsenyuk was actually in odessa on sunday. he blamed russia for instigating the violence and vowed to root out corruption in the police force that he says did nothing to stop it. in this section of the population his words have little meaning. meanwhile ukraine's army has cut off a main road into a separatist-controlled town as part of an offensive against armed pro-russian crews.
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troops have taken up positions on the outskirts of slovyansk. they seized checkpoints but have not entered the city. while in kramatorsk the army appears to have returned to its face, after fighting between soldiers and armed groups. burnt out buses were found there. they were set on fire to block the approach of ukranian soldiers. >> parts of the indian state of asaad is under tight security after 31 muslims were shot dead. the army has been sent in, following the worst ethnic violence. police claimed rebels from the tribe for the attacks. >> the group is accused of targetting immigrants. we are joint live from the indian state in the north-east. police, as we mentioned earlier,
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blamed the border rebels for attacks. give us an idea of what is behind the attacks. why are they happening now? >> well, district officials that we have been speaking to say tensions are particularly high at the moment because of the national election that india is going through. the bodo tribe - there's speculation they wanted their candidate to win, and were upset that perhaps the muslim community did not support this candidate. that is why we see the sporadic attacks taking place. there's concern now that there'll be more violence come may 16 when the results of the election are set to be announced. if the candidate is not elected. there's conflict - it's not meaning it's something new. it's been occurring over the past few decades. the boro tribe are concerned
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about members of the - that are not in the community, taking over the land and resources. they believe that they have ancestral rights over this particular part. they have been fighting for a separate state and autonomy for a number of years, and fear ta people, particularly muslim, beng alley-speaking people are taking over their land. that's why a number of attacks have been experienced. they make up 26% of the population here, so they are a minority, which appears to be pushing for dominance by attacking other communities. >> thank you for clarifying the situation for us. on the line from india, in the north-east. thailand's king held a
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ceremony to mark 64 years since his coronation. he's the longest serving monarch in the world, and reigned in a country where those who criticise the royal family can be imprisoned for up to 15 years. it's been two weeks since 16 nepali guides died during an avalanche on mt everest. many were breadwinners. relatives are reliant on government compensation. as reported from kathmandu, the money is failing to come through. >> reporter: grief for a son who lost his father. bell bell. >> he had been to the summit supporting paid clients, spending 20 years helping people to achieve their dreams. >> he was an honest and descent man. he used to help everyone.
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>> now a monk leads procedures, where the families observe a traditional 49 days of mourning. these rituals can cost tens of thousands, and the family received no money from the government. this family's 21-year-old daughter have to look after the brother, sister, grandmother and mother. >> i'm the oldest in my family. it's my responsibility to look after my family. if i get a sponsor i'll continue studies. if i don't. i will work and let my brother and sister continue studying. >> the nepalese president said every family of the dead has been given up to $500, and eventually will get $10,000. the first pay outside will be made within two weeks. >> it will take time. i decided these things.
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the government give the money. >> mountain guides are well paid compared to most in nepal. they can earn between four and 8,000 a year. it's dangerous work. many live in kathmandu and have no interest in the mountains. those that do want to become guides are better educated. more savvy and want the same rights as international climbers. >> this is a bud it area. where many of the shirpa live. they'll come here to pray. perhaps they'll get what they want from the government and the international climbing community. maybe spare is a thought for those continuing the checking season in the world's tallest mountain. panama elected a new president. former vice president was declared the winner with 39% of
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votes in the election. he promised less corruption and more privatisation. in mexico children as young as eight risk their lives to become patta doors. one -- mata doors. some are trying to ban them taking part. . >> reporter: a proud moment for 8-year-old edson in his first bout with a bull. it's in his blood. he shows he his tools and cape. he's scared of getting injured, but dreams of travelling the world. >> i want to be a famous bull fighter, and for lots of people to come and see me fight. >> three times a week he takes lessons, at a bull ring where crowds come to watch matadors
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fight. they learn discipline, focus, and their trainers say the earlier they start, the better. >> it takes a lot of time and dedication to become a professional bull fighter. the younger you start, the more time you have to prepare. >> there are a dossen of these government-sponsored academies. it's insisted that it's far from a dying tradition. critics say exposing critics to violence is wrong. >> in this video, the most famous, is knocked to the crowd. he started his apprenticeship at five years old. organisers are accused of using children to boost crowds. there's no age limit. congressman is trying to ban what he says is tantamount to
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child abuse. >> we are fed up with violence, and every day more and more mexicans want to do away with these acts. mexico, columbia and peru are the only countries left who promote bull fighting. >> watching from the stands, edson's parents admit their son doesn't completely understand the dangers. we don't know if he had a future as a bull fighter. it's a game for him, and we'll see if he has what it takes. >> they say they'll support his passion until the moment comes when he decides if it's worse risking his life. still ahead - sounds from the past set for the future. how the u.s. is trying to preserve its musical history.
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