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goodnight. a blow for brazil's president as politicians back efforts to oust her from office. welcome to al jazeera live from doha. coming up, isolated fighting in lemon. a fragile ceasefire holds giving hep to those in need of food in aid pregnancy complications led to the zika virus. the u.s. confirms it's more widespread nan first thought.
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>> i'm trying to figure out what it is about sherlock holmes that makes him so popular. they are grounds to impeach brazilian president dilma dilma rousseff. a recommendation, a key step in a process that could force her from office. a two-thirds majority will be needed to decide if there should be a trial. approval would move the case to the senate where votes will take police. she is accused of manipulating processes. huge numbers have been out on the street, demanding recommendations. reports from the brazil capital. >> after hours of debate, the
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congressional commission's vote brings the embattled president a step closer to staying impeachment. the next in stall moment days away. >> the lower house must vote on the admissibility of charges, as they try to block the move. >> they are trying to persuade the vote against impeachment or to be absent. to ab stain. >> they are offering money to maintain the loyalty of the rapidly disintegrating coalition, and has goodnight the scenes negotiations intensify. supporters are moving in to the capital. the voters spected - security forces are concerned they put up
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a barrier to separate protesters, in favour of and against the government. they are anticipating prodemonstrators here and on this side all gathered in front of the building. the vb on the left is next in line. adding drama to the crisis, a leaked recording, addressing the nation as though dilma rousseff was already impeached. we need to unite all the parties. this, the latest twist in a soap opera that has par lifted the county. and the barrier deeply divided the brazilian people.
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>> in other world news, a u.n. brokered ceasefire. hours after it came into effect sporadic clashes broke out. it happened in an area, violations reported in tiaz earlier. the houthi rebels promised to maintain the troops. yemen has been at war for the last year and a half, and civilians have been bearing the brunt of it. >> a rare quite in the capital. for marathon a year it became the target of saudi-led air strikes. a break in the fighting allowed some to operate for good. i wished for calm and order. the people are paying the price.
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>> the truce is holding across much, but not all of yemen, there were reports of shelling in the sworn city of tiaz, where the rebels laid siege for about a year. >> we will not negotiate with killers, what truce are they talking about, a few hours after the truce. the sporadic fighting has not stopped the sides honouring a ceasefire. many say that that in itself is significantly. the houthi rebels hold eight of yemen's 22 provinces and spread out to the edge of tiaz in the south, they are backed and have the pore of iran. the houthis are fighting troops loyal to the president.
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he set up a capital, and his military is present in most of eastern yemen. hardy has the backing of sunni tribes. since march, air strikes from the coalition, and then there's al-qaeda and the arabian peninsula. they are anti-houthi, but in no way aligned with the government. competing for control in the south is isil, and secessionist groups, they are secular and have long been pushing to breakaway from the north. >> the u.n. says the number of people without access to food has doubled since the conflict began, to around 14 million people, over half the population, and most are women and children. the truce calls for unhindered access to aid across yemen. the ceasefire is to build confidence, a hit of sponsored talks in kuwait.
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the inability of any side to win is forcing them to resolve it by diplomacy. >> six civilians have been killed and a dozen wounded after government forces shelled areas in aleppo. they targeted a corridor linking the city to the countryside. it is split between the opposition and government forces. and syrian activists say barrel bombs are dropped on residents, the syrian observe industry for human rights say -- the syrian observatory for human rights says two have been killed. it's been urged by the government to allow more government access. >> a member of the syrian opposition backed by russia called for unity among the
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party. in syria, into the sixth year, the countries is preparing to hold elections on wednesday. thousands of candidates are repeating and all favour bashar al-assad's party. the international community criticized the elections saying it will be biased. >> and 20 tonnes of food aid has been airdropped. the world food program carried out its first ever high altitude deliver. the syrian red crescent collected 22 of 26. isil has been trying to capture an air base. >> in the united states, health officials say they know more now about the zika virus, and the more they know, the carier the virus appears. it is linked to more neurologic conditions, and immune system
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disease. we have this report. >> reporter: you are looking at a 3d model of the zika virus, an image few of us would recognise, buts one that has scientists and governments concerned. . >> everything we look at with the virus seems scarier than thought. >> reporter: there's evidence that zika is linked to microcephali, causing malformation. brain and the foetus. babies born with it have small or abnormally shaped headsment researchers have not proven the link yet. we learnt that the fire us is linked to a breeder set of complications in pregnancy, prematurity, eye problems, and some other conditions. >> researchers are also linking zika to still birth. scientists believe it may affect the immune system saying it may
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cause spinal court and brain tissue conditions. the zika virus is transmitted by infected mosquitos, and found to be passed on through sex. >> we need to learn a lot more. this is an unusual virus that we can't pretend to know anything about. the first outbreak was identified in brazil. it spread from south american and the caribbean, the darker shades on the map show where the population is more susceptible to the virus. >> it's disastrous. women don't have the prevention, there is no vaccine or treatment. the world health organisation is predicting the virus will infect as many as 4 million people this year. as summer approaches, virus carrying mosquitos are likely to
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cause more outbreaks britain's prime minister has faced tough questioning from the opposition in a special sitting of parliament, where he was forced to defend his family's financial arrangement. david cameron is under pressure following questions on the panama papers, a leek on families holding accounts off sure. >> reporter: ever since the panama papers emerged, the british prime minister as been on the back foot, answering questions about his own finances and reveali details about his wealth. the embarrassing revelation, that he earnt tens of thousands from his late father's investment company. in parliament he defended his record and his family. >> mr speaker, there has been deeply hurtful untrue allegations made by my father, and i wonder if the house will
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let me put the record straight. the fund was set up because it was going to train in dollar securities. it will be a country believing in aspiration. we should defend the right of every citizen to make money. aspiration and wealth creation are not dirty words, they are the key engines of growth and prosperity, and we will support those that want to own shares. >> the opposition labour party argues the rich and powerful can write their own rules, avoiding wealth and paying tax that other people have to pay. >> it's a master class in the arts of distraction. i am sure, mr speaker, the prime minister will join me in welcoming the understanding journalism that has gone into exposing the scandal of
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destructive global tax avoidance revealed by the papers. what they have driven home is what many felt - there's one rule for the superrich and >> it's an emotive issue. david cameron, born into wealth d privilege imposed austerity and spending cuts, but tells the british people, we are all in it together. >> this man has done more than any anybody else. he's looked after his own pock. i still refer to him as damagy dave. do what you -- dodgy dave. do what you like. >> reporter: a veteran mp ordered to leave parliament because of abusive language. >> david cameron hoping to put a difficult week behind him,
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announcing a new law that helps in tax evasion, and sets up a tax force to look any revelations. he can't afford to lose credibility, in june he'll vet to ask them to remain in the european union ahead on al jazeera america, canada deploys a crisis team to help an indigenous community after a rise in suicide attempts. >> and how people are rebuilding their lives in the island nation.
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welcome back. our top stories on al jazeera - politicians in brazil take a step forward to removing president dilma rousseff from office. a congressional committee voting in favour of impeachment proceedings, it now goes to parliament. a ceasefire holding in yemen more than 24 hours after coming into effect. there were reports of sporadic fighting east of sanaa. there were violations reported. the strr says -- strr strr
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says -- a car bomb killed one soldiers and injured many people. 20 ambulances from rushed to the spot. the region has seen an increase in fighting the conflict in syria, in fighting against groups like isil tops the agenda. he arrived in ankara on monday, welcomed by president recep tayyip erdogan. the saudi monarch will attend the organization in istanbul. the process of choosing the next secretary-general of the occasions is due to start in the next 24 hours. we have more from the u.n. hours in new york. >> eight people held the u.n.'s top job since the organization began in 1986.
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this time there'srowing pressure for a woman to be ban ki-moon adds successor. four candidates joined the race. head of u.n.e.s.c.o., and helen clarke, former new zealand prime minister. >> this would be a tremendous advance to have a woman that is able to stand up to the major powers and humanity and the international community and the u.n. charter. the u.n. scrert general has little power to deploy resources. despite the fact the general assembly chooses the next
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secretary-general, for the first time. the candidates get a chance to state with they'd make a today leader. transparency will help. is a good thing. at the end of the day the key will be whether the permanent members are willing to choose someone that may challenge them. each has a turn. splits among the countries could make consensus difficult. holding met iption, the mccowan road chamber could think otherwise. the council makes the decision,
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beginning in july when it holds a straw poll. >> there has been mass arrests in the u.s. capital after demonstrating against big politics. the donstrators are fielding what is known as democracy springs. rescue teams are searching for survivors after a 3-storey building collapsed in chang high. the cause is not clear. reports blame eing renovations to the building on theidn't floor. al-shabab claims responsibility for an explosion. a suicide bomber ait can the hurs to canada - crisis teams are deployed after 11 people tried
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to kill themselves in a tribal area for decades the isolated community of attapapisa. it has been plagued by economic hardship. few in the government took notice. mental health councillors are being dispatched after a state of emergency was declared. >> they'll meet with the local staff and the people and sort out what the needs are. over the weekend, 11 people attempted suicide. since september. more than 100 tried to take their lives, in a community of 2000. indigenous leaders say despite the numbers, it doesn't have a single mental health worker to serve its community, it's like a
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time bomb waiting to explode. we need to get people into the ground. >> in january, the canadian human rights tribunal ruled that the government systematically discriminated between tens of thousands of children living on the reserve. the tribunal found there was unequal funding for water, education, health care and housing. >> shouldn't take a state of melbourning si to get -- emergency to get mental health workers where they had several attempts. there was no money in the budget. what is it going to take to end the cycle of crisis and death among young people. >> the budget, as the honourable member may know includes 8.4 billion in funding. it is these funds that will restore hope to the community.
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first nation's activate says the money will not hurt those now. it will not be paid within the year of the election. equality for canadians is not incremental. >> there's no excuse for giving them less. that's why it's called to eradicate history. so many indigenous young people have been driven to take their own lives. >> over a year ago the island of vanuatu was hit. most of the infrastructure is still in ruins. >> reporter: across vanuatu school classrooms likely they did more than a year ago after the biggest country history,
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after the storm when it dominated headlines, countries, international organizations and shorties promised tens of million in help. on the island, it's not clear where it pent. >> i don't know what to do. they help the schools and the hospitals. the islands in one police car has not been repaired. children are learning i what was supposed to be temporary tents. >> it's hot inside the tents. after midday it's too hot when the school day ends. teachers say the shortened hours are having a big impact on childr's education. a few classrooms were guilt here. that was between march and july when 40 million was spent largely by charities, and the australian government acting independently of vanuatu. then momentum was lost.
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i feel disappointed and am frustrated about what the left part after the cyclone. >> it's half an hour by plane to port villa, that is where money has got bogged down. first, not all money promised was delivered. the government said countries made commitments they haven't kept, and oer money, $70 million is still being negotiated. political in stality has not helped. there has been three different governments since the storm. that has slowed the spending of what has been received. australia won't let its gift for recovery spend without rigorous acting. vancouver's small government put that in place. therwere capacity issue within the government. this isway too much. >> the rault has been the rerock
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result has been the recovery efforts he ground to a halt. have schools been built as of yet. >> none. >> the vanuatu's government says it is putting into police systems. meanwhile teachers say they don't want another year in tents a private collector in new york paid more than a quarter of a million for a handwritten copy of a sherlock holmes mystery. it comes as the fourth series based on the 1920 character. why one of fictions oldest detectives is more popular than ever. >> reporter: the manuscript. problem of thors bridge, in the handwriting of the creator of sherlock holmes.
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a 48 page manuscript shows the thinking, crossing out, adding world, copies sold to a european director, who paid close to $270,000. >> what makes a late victoria yoon fictional detective so popular. we went to the streets of london where there's sherlock holmes walking tours, pub and museum, to find out. first the experts, this is a member of the sherlock holmes of london. this comes from overlapping good and evil. >> holmes is against the ordinary police, he's on the side of right and takes the law into his own hands. he strides both worlds. >> alex warner grid its -- credits london giving london the
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edge. >> at the end of the 19th century london was the premier city, a global city. you needed that backdrop of the world's largest city. >> reporter: what do the fans thing? >> i love sherlock holmes, it's superintelligent. and very good investigator. >> we look at people by the face and clothes, he looks at all the dirt. yes, really smart. >> he's not working in other people. >> lots of fans love the modern series. >> i love the way they integrate the old story, with mobile phones and high teched security, it's something sophisticated. >> it's impossible to predict if a character will connect with people and take off.
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conn was not sure sher look would be a success. he would be as stonished by rerivals and generation the embracing his hero more news on the website mass . >> the initial call out to the talking about a suspicious man who is legally . >> the man was 38-year-old, he