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>> tech know where technology meets humanity... only on al jazeera america >> welcome to the al jazeera news hour. i'm nick clark in doha. coming up in the negligent 60 minutes: morn 30 feared dead and dozens trapped by arch explosion in eastern ukraine at a mine. >> the u.s. says it cannot afford to house thousands of syrian sheltering in lebanon any longer. >> edward snowden's russian lawyer said the whistle blower wants to return home total united states. >> we'll have the latest from,
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no party claims victory in the elections in lesotho. >> there's been a huge explosion in a mine in the city of donetsk. according to reports, 30 are dead and others trapped below ground. donetsk has been wracked by intense fighting between the government and pro-russian rebels nor months. kiev accuses the rebels of holding up the rescue effort by restricting access. >>. ukraine's coal mines are considered to be one of the most dangerous in the world due to high gas in the ground. in ukraine saw the worst mining disaster ever with 100 killed,
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the same place at wednesday's accident. an estimated 300 people die in eastern ukraine's mining industry every year. let's hear more. john is outside the mine in donetsk with that what more do you have for us? >> we just got new numbers from the donetsk people's republic. according to the officials now which is possibly conservative. there were 230 miners who went into that mine this morning and the blast occurred shortly before 6:00 a.m. local time. 198 have been evacuated. of those, one was dead and 15 injured. that leaves 32 people. those people are still trapped turned ground and presumed dead. these numbers have been shifting all day and it's difficult to
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offer a perfect tally. as you say this is a mine that has had blasts like this before, the separatist government now says that it believes no foul play occurred in this blast that what happened was a methane gas overload that caused that blast and that is what has happened in the past. there was apparently no shelling, the government tells us near the mine, that is despite the fact that that ceasefire between the separatists and the ukraineian forces has been violated daily here sips the ceasefire occurred. >> separatist rebels are said to be holding up the rescue effort. >> yes indeed. the ukrainian prime minister said he sent six brigades, rescue workers people who
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specialize in going down into the mine and getting people out. he says that the separatist government denied those workers entry. he's suggesting here that that may have cost the lives of some of these miners, and that is because over time, shcan succumb to the methane gas and die. the ukrainian prime minister is saying that the separatist government has denied entry to those people who had the best shot in his view, anyway. rescuing workers still trapped underground. >> thanks very much. >> u.s. and i iranians are meeting to aim tehran from limiting its nuke clear program in exchange for limiting of the sanctions. iran rejected president obama's
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demand that it freeze nuclear action. >> john kerry is learning that in this process of talk about iran's nuclear program it's impossible almost, to please anyone. we've heard very strong criticism from the israeli prime minister about the process and iranians have been critical of the american objectives, but clearly for entirely different reasons. the statementses made in public by the official news agency said iran would not submit to demands it describes as excessive or illogical. there was criticism of president obama position as being unacceptable and threatening.
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we must remember that these kind of public statements don't necessarily reflect the kind of nuanced discussions going on behind closed doors. in fact, the public statements of very much established positions are quite likely part of the negotiating process part of the negotiating tactics. the key thing to remember, certainly the see things the americans would point to is the fact that the discusses are still continuing and as long as the talking is going on, that has to be a positive thing. >> president obama said the israeli prime minister has offered no viable alternative for dealing with iran in his controversial speech to the u.s. congress. netanyahu said that a framework agreement with world pours would inevitably lead to a nuclear-armed iran. gauging dockistic reaction fro netanyahu's speech from west jerusalem. >> the israeli media began dissecting the contents of mr. netanyahu speech nearly the second after he stopped
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speaking, but what's interesting here is the fact that the speech and context surrounding the speech has polarized the population here. it's almost universally praised. israelis like it when the leader of their country which is a relatively small country with a relatively small population is given such a large platform and is given global attention but the reason this speech has become so polarizing is because many here in israel don't see the threat that mr. netanyahu sees which is that iran poses an imminent threat if a nuclear deal is signed with tehran. most israelis, one could argue while security is very important to them, as they go to the polls in less than two weeks are thinking about other issues, most notably the economy and the
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housing crisis here in israel, which is essentially the fact that housing here is extremely expensive. these are issues that most israelis want the foreign minister to discuss. he, of course is trying to discuss iran and security. that's significant for him because he's widely seen as somebody who is very good when it comes to presenting israel's security concerns, but is less good at dealing with again issues like the economy and housing, which are important to most israelis. as mr. netanyahu wakes up, he's not see that go universal praise, which he's perhaps used to given he's addressed congress twice before. the this time, he's receiving an awful lot of criticism at home. >> in iraq, talks have begun between the iraqi and turkish defense ministers. they come as an offensive to win back the city of tikrit from isil continues. according to the iraqi military, it's troops are advancing on four fronts towards the city,
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they've retaken the oil field 20 kilometers east of tikrit. >> 14 syrian soldiers have been killed in the gas field east of homs. they were attacked while trying to withdraw from a battle trying to retake control of the area. >> the refugee crisis in lebanon is keepingenning. the u.n. is forced to move syrian sheltering. there are 4 million syrians living in lebanon turkey and jordan and many face an uncertain future. we have this report: >> this is northern lebanon. this building may not seem like much but it's home to these syrian refugees. the united nations said it was always supposed to be a short-term solution, but a huge number of refugees means the u.n. can't afford to continue housing these families. the people living here say they have nowhere to go.
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>> we were shocked after we heard that the u.n. will turn us out of the center, which will be a big problem for us. most families here don't have houses and they can't afford to rent houses. we are looking for a solution for this problem. >> the u.n. says the solution is cheaper housing. it admits sheltering millions of people is not going to be easy. >> when the numbers of syrian refugees were much less, collective shelters were one day we were able to respond to an immediate shelter need. less than 2% of the population are living in collective shelters. >> there is anger here but also a deep sense of disappointment that the world isn't doing more to stop the fighting destroying their country. >> we appeal to the shia world and arab world to return us to the country which is the best solution. we are losing hope. we want to return home. it is the most important
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solution for us. it is better than food, drink heating and housing. >> these people have fled war and poverty. they have safety here. now they risk losing this basic shelter and their hopes of a better life. al jazeera. >> the u.n. special envoy to yemen is in talks with the ambassadors from qatar and saudi arabia, arriving in the city on wednesday morning and expected to meet with president hadi later. he's trying to mediate an end to the political crisis in the country. >> a lawyer for the fugitive edward snowden said the american whistle blower wants to return to the united states. the former spy agency contractor has been in russia since 2013. he was granted asylum after leaking details of the u.s. government's mass surveillance programs. washington said snowden will face criminal charges if he returns. >> let's speak to rory challands in moscow. has he the latest on this.
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any idea what's prompted this development? >> no, all we know is what the lawyer said. he had a book launch yesterday putting on display the book he's written about his time with edward snowden but he revealed interesting details about what seems to be going on behind the scenes at the moment about how edward snowden might be able to soon return to the united states. listen to what he had to say. >> of course, i won't keep a secret that he is considering it and wants to return back home. we are now doing everything possible to solve this issue. >> >> if he does return to the united states, he's going to have to face the music isn't he? but a lot of people there want to see him banged up in jail. >> absolutely. there is pretty much no chance that if edward snowden went back to the united states that he
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wouldn't have to face the music and go on trial for the charges that have been leveled against him, the whistle blowing stealing of state secrets but edward snowden's position as his lawyer has been saying is that he would rather do that, go back and face a fair trial, it seems than spend the rest of his life in exile. now, we were given some details about how edward snowden has managed to settle in. of course, he never really wanted to end up in russia. he was on the run in a circuitous way ended up here. it seems he made a decision that he would rather go back to the united states and end up with the possibility of facing a lengthy jail term than spend the
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rest of his life on the run. >> we'll see how it all unfolds from here. rory, thank you very much indeed. >> still to come, vast wealth side by side with extreme poverty in the delta reasonablen. >> china's political elite banned from this gathering. >> pakistan through get their cricket world cup campaign back on track. >> indonesia transferred drug smugglers to an exile to face a firing squad. we have this report. >> the silence says it all. families two of the men are head
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to go indonesia to say their goodbyes. they have the most powerful man in australia an their side, but even he can't get indonesia to budge. >> when i spoke to the president last week, i made it absolutely crystal clear what australia's position was is and always will be. we abhor drug crime but we abhor the death penalty. we think that these two australians deserve to be punished but certainly don't deserve to be executed. >> indonesia's president has said that drugs kill up to 50 young people every day in his country. that's why the death row prisoners, mostly foreigners have been moved to the island, where they'll be shot to death. >> please don't kill him please. >> they have had the most media attention partly because of a
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moving campaign by their parents. >> everybody makes mistakes, they dew something stupid. they don't deserve to die. >> arrested in their 20's, they are now in their 30's. they were caught trying to smuggle heroin from indonesia a country with one of the toughest drug laws in the world. >> we do it for a very big reason. >> and a president that's made combating drugs central to his leadership. he says traffickers are destroying his country's future. this will be the second round of executions since he took office. indonesian prisoners are among the latest group. so are nationals from france, brazil the philippines and nigeria. hopes of a second chance for the others are also fading fast.
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>> there has been no clear winner in the elections, parties will now look to end the co listens and outcome of that will determine who forms the new government. we are joined from the capitol. how is all of this going to be sorted out? >> what's happening right now is in the background of the political parties having background negotiations with each other. we have two major parties that ended up with the majority of the seats. the next rival has got 47, so it looks as though he's got one more than the other but it doesn't work like that. what happens is you have to wait until the respective parties go and make those agreements, make those deals with the smaller
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parties to see who comes out with the majority, who has got the most parties together. sometimes smaller parties who have only got one seat end up being king makers in a way saying look, i want the economic ministry as my portfolio if you let me come with your coalition. that's the kind of thing that's happening in the background. we don't know when those announcements will be made. all we hear are rumors at the moment. until we get the final announcement of who has got the majority of the seats as part of the coalition, we simply don't know who's going to be governing. >> all that have is going to be sorted out. looking ahead would you say le lesotho is suitable for a
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coalition government? >> the coalition government was supposed to solve all problems, it didn't, what resulted was an attempted coup last year and what we've come to now is another election two years earlier than planned, and what we have is again no one with an outright majority and we're going to have to form another coalition, so we're kind of in a way back at square one again. can these parties get along with each other this time? who knows. i guess we just have to wait and find out. >> thank you very much indeed from lesotho. le >> for hundreds of years people have used the creeks of the oil rich niger delta for transport.
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they also support a precious ecosystem, one of the world's largest mangrove forest. we go to a village we visited eight years ago. back in 2007, the only way to get there was by boat. the community said they were very poor. they wanted the nigerian government to develop their village with some of the delta's oil revenue. we haven't seen her in eight years. she said nothing has changed. her community of nearly 60,000 people is still poor. >> we are angry. >> years of oil spills caused by oil companies and illegal tapping by unemployed young people has polluted many of the creeks. the united nation say the oil spills in the niger delta over the past five decades will cost $1 billion and take 30 years to clean up. the water is a dark, grainy color, filthy and smells of oil. people who live here say the
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pollution is killing the fish. >> he has been fishing since a boy. he is now 42 years old and worries about what's happening to his home. he takes his boat out every morning, but often doesn't catch enough for his family to eat and sell. >> we do not catch many fish. >> village elders are tired are asking the government for help. they are tired of can go oil companies to give jobs to young people who are angry they are not benefiting from the oil. >> i will not hear it from you that -- >> the next generation do what they always do at this time of the day. the main concern is who will win the match. the parents worry the cycle of
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poverty, pollution and crime what is their children have to look forward to if something isn't done to improve life here. >> firefighters are battling wildfires raging for a fourth day at one of south africa's most popular tourist destinations. homes and vegetation near the table mountain national park in cape town have been destroyed. we have this jump date from cape town: >> this is one of many road blocks set up around the city to try and prevent people from getting close to the fire. now, the rain has started coming down and offered some relief to firefighters who are still battling to put out fires that started sunday. in the national park, we saw houses damaged homes evacuated and vegetation burned to a tinder. firefighters say about 5,500 hectares have been droid.
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mr. were plumes of smoke everywhere and the battle for the firefighters is to prevent the fire from spreading to the mountains and close to homes. the biggest challenge is the winds. they keep changing directions. the heavy smoke coming from the fire is reducing visibility for the helicopters that have been used to try and spray water on the fires to reduce it from spreading. another thing today because of the rain is the cloud cover and that added challenge toll firefighters efforts in trying to extinguish this fire that has been going on for days. >> let's see how the weather is playing its part in all this, and heat and lack of rain has been an issue. >> that's right. but we have got a few showers around at the moment. we could do with a little bit more but the heat will drop. we had our hottest day on record in the western cape on tuesday so things can only get better from there. take a look at the satellite picture. you can see the line of showers bringing much-needed rainfall in
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across the region, behind that temperatures falling away. let's look at the temperatures we are falling about. we saw a high in cape town tuesday afternoon of 42 degrees celsius, average is 25 celsius. that is significantly above the average. nearby, we saw temperatures getting up to 40.8 celsius and not far away a high of 39 at cape point. that is the hottest day in cape point since 1917, to plenty of heat around. we'll see a 20-degree drop in temperatures over the next 20 days. we have got a few showers around. the really wet weather across the region is in the channel. we talked about the flooding in mozambique to madagascar over the last weeks. 95 millimeters of rain here in only 24 hours. we're hanging on to that wet weather through the next couple days. much of madagascar seeing heavy
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rain. let's look at that temperature in cape town. 21 degrees celsius blow the average, actually, so that will help. going into friday, 23 degrees and the winds dropping off. >> that's good news, thank you very much indeed. >> a court in india ban add british documentary in which a man convicted of raping and murdering a student blames his victim. new delhi police have a court order halting the program ocean of objectionable content president the program will air on the bbc telling the story of a woman and friend returning from a movie and tricked into getting on a stolen bus. she was raped and killed. the tacker said if the student fought back, she wouldn't have been
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killed. >> six months after a white police officer shot dead the unarmed black teenager michael brown, the report found that most of the incidents where police used force involved african-americans. >> details of the catcher of mexico's most wanted drug lord are emerging. la tuta was arrested on friday. we report from the state of mitch wacha. >> this is how gomez mexico's most wanted man would want to be remembered as a kind-hearted cartel kingpin handing out money to the needy. he gave money to her sycamore during one of his handouts. >> i think that yes people liked him because he helped them. >> unlike other mexican cartel
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leaders, he worked hard at public relations presenting his cartel, the knights templar as the de facto authority in the state. >> we're a necessary evil and here because if not another gang would come in. >> gomez made a radical career change after working as a teacher. this school director worked with him several years and still considers him a friend. >> as a teacher, he would earn the love of the kids almost instantly. he had charisma. he spoke the people's language. >> gomez and his cartel, the knights templar saw themselves as an order of code of conduct creating mid evil style accessories. they couldn't disguise the fact that they terrorized by regularly subjecting the local population to extortion kidnapping and murder. in 2013, some desperate citizens became vigilantes everyone order to protect themselves.
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this man took up arms after being kidnapped by the knights templar. >> we're all scared of him because of the killings. if you didn't obey him you turned up dead the next morning. >> when federal forces arrived in the beleaguered state the year long manhunt began and gomez was forced underground. he spent short periods of time in this cave when he wasn't running between other hiding places, including a series of luxury houses and a shack in the hills. >> his new home is a maximum security prison outside mexico city. despite his intermittent acts of kindness, gomez will be remembered as a violent and ruthless criminal. al jazeera. >> still to come here on the news hour, a spectacular display as one of chile's most active volcano's erupts. >> why two superbowl champions
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will donate their brains to medical research. we'll have the details on that.
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>> you're back with the news hour. a rescue mission is underway at a mine in eastern ukraine after a large explosion. more than 30 people are presumed dead. donetsk has been racked by intense fighting between the government and pressure rebels for month. the rebels are accused of holding up the rescue effort. >> the united nations says it's forced to move syrians
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sheltering in temporary facilities because it cannot afford to keep housing them. >> a lawyer for edward snowden said the american whistle blower wants to return to the united states. the former spy agency contractor has been in russia since 2013 where he was granted asylum after leaking government documents. washington said he will have to face criminal charges if he returns. >> let's get more on one of our top stories. benjamin netanyahu's controversial address to the congress, he had this to say about iran. >> today the jewish people face another attempt by yet another persian poe 10 tate to destroy us. iran's supreme leader spews the
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oldest hatred, the oldest hatred of anti-semitism with the newest technology. he tweets that israel must be annihilated. >> let's hear now from an iranian journalist from tehran. good to see there you. give us an idea of the reaction to the israel prime minister's presence in congress has been in iran. >> nobody has taken his words seriously, because these are old talkingings and he has said all these accusation in the past and keeps saying it again so nobody buys it here. at the end of the day, we have the tournament speaker who made it clear that if israel makes the stupid mistake to attack iran then we will delivery israel on a while chair to the obama administration. that's pair and simple. nobody has right to threaten iran, because iran will fight back. this is the official reaction from iran, but this is not --
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let's not focus on what netanyahu said, but why he is saying. he is out of the picture. nobody -- he doesn't know anything about the details of the nuclear deal -- >> out of the picture he's still prime minister and he will at the very least if a deal is agreed, he will at least have made a deal more likely to be blocked by congress, hasn't he? >> with all due respect somebody has popped the question and somebody has said yes, so the wedding is on. netanyahu hasn't been invited nobody asked for his permission, that's why he's angry. that's why we have a madman on the loose in the middle of the u.s. conditioning with a knife in his hands threatening everything and everyone -- >> all i'm saying that is a lot of people in the u.s. congress support him. >> well that's the policy between america and israel.
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the region has had enough rhetoric of israel aggression. he should not have been loud at u.s. congress. it's their call, not our call. the deal is, this is the same man that last year said the interim deal was bad and now is asking the congressmen to extend the interim deal for another 10 years. this guy is crazy. he's a war criminal. he doesn't know what he's talking about why is this because he is out of the picture. nobody has discussed anything about the details of this nuclear deal with this man. that's why he's angry. that's why he doesn't noah to do. >> the talks themselves are going on in switzerland right now between the u.s. and iranians. what hope there is of a conclusion to this by the deadline of march 31? >> as i said, the wedding is on. now they are only discussing about the details of the
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wedding, like the type of food, the number of guests, the type of entertainment the venue but the deal there is. they are only talking about the details, and the deal is on the table. why? because both obama and the iranian leader want this legacy desperately. they want to make sure they have this less and will make sure that this deal will go through. of course it's not perfect, but it is better than war. that's why they are working around the clock to make sure that this will work. that's why they are keeping israel out of the picture because israel is just a menace, a distraction. let's not forget that we should never take israel seriously because this is about iran, qatar, united arab emirates, saudi arabia, iraq and syria. these are the ones that should have the final say between nuclear talks and they have all supported these negotiations. as long as these countries these neighbors these fine neighbors are happy iran is
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also happy. that's why it is not going to give up and they will make sure that there will be a deal on the table. >> fine, we appreciate your perspective on this, thanks very much indeed for joining us here on the news hour. >> the trial of the alongside boston marathon bomber dzhokar tsarnaev is set to begin within the hour. it's taken more than two months a put together a jury. the attack killed two people and wounded others in 2013. we have this report. >> 21-year-old dzhokar tsarnaev looks different now from the picture that went around the world. he's been sitting in federal court watching the he can tended process of select ago jury. it was expected to take three weeks but took twice as long. the weather's been an issue finding impartial jurors another. he'll go on trial pleading not guilty to 20 federal charges including the use of a weapon of mass destruction. he and his older brother are accused of believe and detonating two bombs near the finish line of the boston marathon in 2013. >> looked like an i.e.d. from
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afghanistan. there was one guy with his leg blown off another with a foot blown off. >> there was a massive manhunt for those responsible. three days later the brothers were spotted. what followed was a gun battle with police and the fatal shooting of a university police officer. dzhokar tsarnaev is accused that have murder. tamerlan died that in shootout. the hunt continued for the wounded dzhokar eventually captured in a boat sitting in someone's back yard. >> there are still so many unanswered questions. among them, why did young men who grew up and studied here as part of our communities and our country resort to such violence. >> the prosecutors say dzhokar and ethnic chechynian said it was retribution for the killing of muslims in iraq and
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afghanistan. the death penalty seeks was authorized. dzhokar was 19 at the time of the bombings is said to have been influenced by his older brother and without him there would have been no bombing. he will be the first person executed by the federal government since 2003. even if the jury finds him guilty and supports the death penalty, it could be many years and many appeals before it's carried out. >> a series of bomb attacks in eastern ukraine is raising concerns that russian backed provocateurs are opening a new front away from luhansk and donetsk. paul brennan reports from core
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kharkiv. >> showing support for the government in kiev can be fatal in eastern ukraine. this was kharkiv object february 22, the roadside device killed four, including a police officer. a pro-russian bombing campaign targets ukrainian activists since last october turned deadly. >> there was another rally on sunday. security and anxiety levels of very high. >> putin's russia is only 40 kilometers from us. we know that. when people come to our rallies they know it's potentially dangerous. everyone knows. >> the campaign of terror is clearly having an affect. turnouts at events such as this has been down in recent weeks. the bombing campaign has escalated. it's not just kharkiv. this video shows a car in the southern city of mariupol packed with exclosives.
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odessa has been targeted. the authorities say russia is behind it all. >> we have confession testimony saying who recruited them, where they were trained and it was on the territory of the russian federation. we know the exact people they made contact with in russia. it was representatives of the russian security services. financial support came from the recognition side. weapons and explosives were provided. this is in can't reversible evidence. >> kharkiv is a complex city. >> victims were act visits from the right sector group. the casualties included ordinary civilians. the intention to spread fear.
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>> they are trying to kill us, but we don't think that it will be here in such a place. >> the hundreds of arrests so far seem to have done little to reassure the public. >> we adapt learn but the fate of israel and the united states await us. those countries who live under continuous threat of terrorism and this threat will continue while vladimir putin remains penalty of russia. >> that would mean more bomb attacks like this one are inevitable. al jazeera kharkiv. >> turkish airlines plane skidded off the runway landing during heavy fog. there were no serious injuries. 238 onboard have been tweeting pictures of the jet which had flown from istanbul to katmandu. >> more than 2,000 members of
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china's top legislative advisory board are meeting in beijing. our correspondent adrian brown reports and anti corruption campaign is dominating the country's biggest political event. >> it's china's most important annual political gathering. a number of faces will be absent this year. 36 delegates and political advisors are under investigation for corruption. one of them is a former aid to china's previous president. many wonder who will be next. so far, more than 100,000 low and high-ranking officials across the country have been implicated. on monday, 14 generals were added to the list. >> the president's anti corruption campaign that began more than two years ago is expected to be a dominant theme of this congress, and it's a campaign that appears to be far from over.
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>> the party is not a haven for corrupted officials. we support and endorse serious investigation into their cases. some analysts believe the campaign is merely a guise to stop political rivals. he has focus said on two things, aggregating power to himself and also fighting corruption and using corruption as a political weapon to intimidate. >> the drive to save money has hit the government's car fleet. more than 3,000 official vehicles have been auctioned with more set to go. >> al jazeera beiging. >> still to come, soft power. we look at a rare collection of artwork from north korea on display in the south. >> in paw paw new guinea, a
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sport for men is used to tackle violence against women.
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our time >> i give al jazeera tremendous credit, because it's not traditionally what broadcast journalism does >> the new home for original documentaries al jazeera america presents only on al jazeera america >> welcome back. to thee lay where people living around the volcano are returning home. it erupted tuesday forcing thousands of people to nearby shelters. we have more. >> natures might and its dazzling glory, one of south america's most active volcanos erupts in southern chile. it supplies ash and rock three kilometers high, as
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boiling lava illuminates the dawn sky. >> we heard a very intense noise that was constant. we went outside to see what was happening, because we were scared. it was cloudy all day. >> we were really scared, because there was a lot of fire coming out and it was a really big explosion and we felt it, because it was kind of seismic. >> thousands in surrounding towns were moved to designated safe zones and roads leading to the volcano sealed off. chile's president visited the area and declared an emergency. >> several measures have been activated to guarantee the safety of the population. >> within seven hours the value containic activity calmed. the analogyological service said the heavy lava flow isn't expect, although several communities are still under
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watch. it appears placid again a guise until its next spectacular eruption. al jazeera. >> let's move on to sport now. >> thank you. >> world cup contradict hoe coast australia has beaten afghanistan and perth with the highest world cup score in tournament history. david warner largely contributed, notching up 178. that is an individual tournament record. afghanistan in reply were all out for 142. pakistan's contradict world cup campaign back on track after suffering two losses. they thumped the united arab emirates an wednesday. coming close to scoring a century with 93. pakistan reached 339 for six in
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their 50 overs. u.a. could only make 10, pakistan winning to boost their chances. >> it is still very open and we are keen to do well against the south africans. this victory will give us a boost, leaving us positive thinking between the next two games. >> tripped up on the road to defend their title in their second match of this campaign, the coach was relegated to the stands, because of an on-pitch scrap the last time these teams met. without popovich on the sidelines, new recruit scored a hat trick to lead the chinese super league team to a 3-2 victory. >> another australian slide up against the reds, both teams looking for their first points
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of the tournament. grabbed them early on, holding on for a 1-0 win. a player was sent off in the second half. >> head injuries and concussion have been a major issue in american football over the past few years. two nfl stars announced they'll donate their brains to scientific research after their deaths. steve weatherford and sidney rice are former superbowl champions. rice retired at the age of 27 because of concerns over the long term effects of suffering blows to the head. he was a wide receiver with the seattle seahawks. weatherford is a current punter with the new york giants. the pair hope their commitment might convince others to support research into brain injuries. the nfl is close to reach ago deal to compensate victims. >> you're never going to totally eradicate brain injuries from life in general and especially the game of football. when you look at what roger
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goodell's implemented into the nfl to make it safer is encouraging for me. as much as i love football, i'm not going to allow my son to playful contact football until he's 16. >> atlanta at the top of the standings after 18 points down to beat houston. in cleveland the cavaliers had a win over the celtics. lebron james supreme court 27 points to move into 21st place on the nba's top scoring list. >> beginning his campaign for six all england title open thursday. he will make his return as the fifth seed. the star is building up to defend his olympic title next year. this is the first of 12 enter series competitions. the grand final will be in dubai in december.
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>> winning this competition is my personal goal, however i realize this agreement is very difficult to achieve. there are a lot of super series events but obviously, everyone wants to perform very well in the first ones. i will try my best to perform well. >> now the rugby league has long played second fiddle to rugby union. the 13 man code is wave life, paupau, new guinea, the league is the national sport and is used to tackle violence against women. >> these teachers in paupau, new guinea are learning skills that could help tackle a big problem for women in the pacific. it's all down to the power of rugby league. p.n.g. is the only country in the world where the 13 man version of rugby is the national
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sport, and until now it has been dominated by men and male pride with fights on and off the pitch. boys in the capitol learn skills while they're still toddlers, but women are playing catch up. there are now 64 and the national side will play its first match this year. the woman who fought to make that change believes rugby league gets women respect in a society with one of the world's worst record in domestic violence. >> in culture women are interior to men. rugby lead is a huge weapon. it tells them that there is a barrier that is broken. >> the elite competition has a fanatical following and has recruited local women to spread the positive influence in
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schools. >> if they respect themselves and see themselves as they can do what the guys are doing and things like that, they can be able to respect their men and say it's how we see ourselves and this is how people treat us. >> women are going to ever a bigger say in running the sport as well as playing it. >> i think that's going to change over the years and i think that passion from females will be shown through rugby league organizations and programs. >> domestic violence is a chronic problem, but using the national obsession with rugby league to give women more confidence and respect is at least a start in tackling it. al jazeera, paupau, new guinea. >> it's so nice to see sport forcing a change in a country like that. >> that is good, isn't it? >> thank you very much indeed. >> a rare exhibition of north
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korean art is on display in south korea part of a dutch art dealer's collection. it's not only drawing the attention of art lovers. >> healthy happy faces gaze out from the canvass telling a story of abundance and contentment lived in a landscape of rare beauty. some evoke another time of place. could this be france? they are according to the title of the show, the hidden treasures of north korea. 147 paintings getting a rare outing here in the south part of the collection of 2.5000 bought in cash in north korea over several years by this dutch art dealer. he said it was a mixture of official transactions and private ones. >> of course, part of the money are going to benefit the government over there. again, this is really not my concern.
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>> in another gallery in seoul some very different paintings. this is the work of a north korean defector who painted propaganda slogans until he escaped the country of his birth. we invited him to view this new exhibition. >> when i lived in the north i found paintings like this impressive, but since i came here and studied art properly, i realized there was no freedom of art in north korea in all the paintings, the people are smiling in the service of kim jong-un and kim jong-il. he said i'm happy with the text, in the service of the people. >> the idea that a sign on a bus in a painting could provoke devotion here might seem farfetched but people here are governed by the national security law legislation designed to prohibit the north
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korean ideologies. >> it's avital tool in a long battle. >> communist ideology is a scheme designed to grab power. it's a meticulous crafted grand scheme and many south careens are prone to easy scams. >> for the organizers, it's about a long term financial investment, not politics. for a man lose lived inside the real north korea the detroitness and beauty of the one depicted here bring back dark memories. >> north korean art on display in south korea. that is it for this news hour. i will be back with another full bulletin of news. for now it's goodbye.
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>> more than 30 feared dead and dozens trapped by an explosion at a mine in eastern ukraine. >> welcome to al jazeera from doha. the united nations cannot afford to house thousands of syrian living in temporary accommodation in lebanon any longer. >> edward snowden's russian lawyer said the whistle blower wants to return to the united states. >> a rare exhibition of north korean art on display in south korea isn't just drawing attention from art lovers.