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my momma. >> and no remorse... >> she giggles every time she steps into the revolving door of justice. >> she became legendary. >> the finer the store the bigger the challenge. >> al jazeera america presents: "the life and crimes of doris payne". tonight, 10:00 eastern. this is al jazeera america, i'm michael eaves in new york. here are the top story. with pressure mounting to come to a deal iran may be pushing back against restrictions on its programme saudi strikes may be paving the way for a ground invasion as the arab league agrees to join a joint military force voting under way in the nigerian election amid claims of fraud in a race too close to call why some high-profile women are trying to raise awareness for genetic testing, we look at
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how successful it is for the average american. it's nearing the 11th hour for the iran nuclear talks. after a year and a half of intense closed door meetings western leaders have two days to work out a deal. they are trying to rein in iran's nuclear programme amid fears the aim is to develop a bomb. iran denies weaponization and wants western powers to drop economic sanctions against them. secretary of state john kerry cancelled appointments in the u.s. to stay at the negotiating table in loss -- lausanne switzerland with other representatives. diplomatic editor james bay is covering the talks. >> reporter: all the foreign ministers of the p5+1 the five permanent members of the u.n. security council and germany are
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in lausanne, all the people needed to sign a deal with iran. they are very close. closer than they have been before. there are sticking points. the latest to arrive the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov, and british foreign secretary philip ham onward. -- hammond. >> we are here because we believe a deal can be done, but it must put the bomb beyond iran's reach. if we are to get it done iran has to take a deep breath and make tough decisions to ensure the red lines can be met. i hope we'll have success over the coming hours. >> the main stumbling blocks are future research and development on the nuclear technology by iran beyond the initial 10-year deal proposed by the united states and the lifting of
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sanctions, u.n. security council sanctions. the german foreign minister frank walter stipe mier says negotiations -- stein mire says messages will be difficult but believes they can be sur mounted. >> there are individual elements missing that are necessary for our security. we need flexibility in negotiations from iran. there's not been enough of that so far. it must be negotiated. we are doing it seriously, and i must say iran is negotiating with a bid to reach a conclusion. >> reporter: the weather in lausanne has turned it's cold and wet. iranian journalists told me that is good luck in persian culture james bays reporting. i spoke with a nuclear proliferation expert and asked him what would make the deal a successful one? >> in order for the deal to
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succeed it will have to d three things. one, it has to roll back iran's programme, contain it so that you cut off all pathways. if a member of the negotiating team feels that iran can quickly spring out and build a bomb or if that's the perception in the region, the negotiations will fail. two, it's going to have to put in place the most rigorous inspection regime that perhaps we have created for an agreement of this type. we'll need eyes and ears on the ground. if iran is cheating we'll know and have time a year at least to notice. three, it will have to set up a response mechanism. we have iran in a global sanctions vice. and as iran complies with the agreement, we'll loosen the advice and they'll be rewarded. should they cheat it will snap back on. if you can do those three things you'll have a successful deal
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there has been rumours or leaks from delegations regarding what has been discussed behind closed doors. should we pay much attention to the rumour mill or is this a way for the delegation to spin what is happening at the negotiating table? >> everyone is spinning everywhere. i talked to u.s. negotiators, iranian and europeans. they were all spinning. when you put them together you get a picture of what the deal will look like. it could be dramatic. we are talking about clashing iran's centrifuges, perhaps by two-thirds rolling them back to where they were five, six, eight years ago on the centrifuges. shrinking the supply of iranian gas, so they can't turn the gas into bomb materialful ending the plutonium threat the threat to use a reactor to make plutonium. all the rumours, i think, are true.
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we'll have to see if they survive to the time hour republican senator said that they would be in favour of extending the deadline if it meant a better deal do you think if it gets to tuesday and both can't walk away foaling like they won, that they should extend the deadline again. >> the real deadline is april 14th. why? that's when the u.s. senate returns to town. if we don't have a deal by then it's hard to stop the u.s. senate from stopping sanctions. if they pass sanctions the deal is dead. a couple of days past maybe. i smell the team. i think it's coming. i would be surprised if we didn't have an announcement monday or tuesday. >> the president and author of book "nuclear nightmares", thank you for the insight. >> my pleasure the negotiations with iran
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continue to put a strain on the u.s. relationship with israel. prime minister binyamin netanyahu offered his latest in a series of warnings to the p5+1 negotiators, again telling them not to trust a deal with iran. >> translation: this agreement as it appears confirms all of our concerns and then some. as meetings proceed on the dangerous agreement iran's proxies in yemen are overrunning large sections in that country, attempting to seize control. iran and yemen's access is dangers for humanity binyamin netanyahu says iran is trying to concern the middle east and backing armed houthis in the fight against the government in yemen wednesday, the palestinians will become members of the international criminal court. at 8:30 eastern we discuss the future of israel and the palestinians, that's in the sunday segment "the week ahead."
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saudi arabia has been attacking yemen for four days. the coalition is not ruling out a ground invasion. >> reporter: air tricks hit targets across the country, including in sanaa. jets bombed am u in addition dep scrorks airports and long -- am in addition depots airports and long-range rocket launchers. this is an attack on the al-daylami air base destroying helicopters, fighter jets and a fuel facility. the saudis deployed thousands of soldiers along the border. >> the houthis are a group of militias staging a coup. they have expanded. >> reporter: saudi-led air
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strikes seem to be weakening houthi fighters who are retreating from areas in the south, according to local sources. sunni tribesman are on the move to recapture areas lost in the last few weeks. these are houthi fighters killed in an ambush while in the southern city. the summit in egypt has been dominated by yemen's security situation. >> the saudis and allies say the air strikes continue until the houthis, and the deposed president dispel their militias. they insist that the president who has fled the country is yemen's legitimate leader. >> yemen was on the verge of collapse bringing a reaction from the arab states and the international community. the move came after means to achieve a peaceful solution to
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end the houthi coup were exhausted. the action will continue until the houthis hand over weapons. >> abd-rabbu mansour hadi sacked ali abdullah saleh's son from his post as yemen's ambassador to the united arab emirates. this comes after saudi arabia media reported that ali abdullah saleh was in riyadh a day before saudi and its allies launched attacks against yemen. points suggest the forker president is willing to turn against the houthis, if international sanctions against him are lifted. for the saudis they no longer trust ali abdullah saleh, they accuse of colluding with the houthis, to destabilize the region. >> for more on the story, let's bring in from washington d.c. a yemeni political analyst, writing on her blog
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[ speaking foreign language ] how do your pronounce your blog. thank you for joining us. with egypt threatening to send in ground troops in the wake of the air strikes, how much is that threat escalating the situation in yemen? >> it will take the situation to the next step. at the moment egypt and other countries are thinking about sending ground troops and they'll have to go through the process with their own country. this is a reaction. publicly it stated that it's a response to a request by president hardy. president abd-rabbu mansour hadi is residing in real and does not have a plan to come back soon. as a matter of fact at the arab league summit he asked the saudi strikes to continue until his opponents surrender. that may be a long time from now. having said that the strikes have been concentrated on the
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north. a heavy strike hitting the south in aden. but in aden and in other cities in the south there's a lot of clashes between yemeni force, a lot of yemeni-yemeni killing. it's a result of the saudi arabia-led strikes because discourses on the ground are paved in animosity that being said what can the arab league do to calm things in yemen or are we past a diplomatic solution. >> you can never exhaust diplomatic solution there's a way out. we have to remember that. the strikes have happened for four nights. there's a fifth night. yemenis are hit as we speak. the thing is it doesn't seem to be clear what is the next step. what is plan b. what happens after they have destroyed the military bases, which is destroying the military infrastructure of yemen. with that destroyed, president abd-rabbu mansour hadi would have no military to rule anywhere.
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no other yemeni president would have a military starting from zero. there should be a plan b. it should be public and we should know about it. it's important to stop the strikes. these strikes have been strong and are terrifying the people on the ground. >> you mentioned yemenis killing yemenis, boots on the ground from egypt or another country. who will fight for whom if that happens? >> that's the thing. they don't understand yemeni culture like yemeni said understand it. in the past egypt has sent troops in in the past. they got slaughtered. they don't know the geography of the place and don't understand how yemenis fight each other. the problem is if you are a yemeni, you could be the houthi one day, a southerner the next. a secessionist. you can wear several identities at the same time. it's about stabilizing the
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situation. i think the only way out is to involve everyone in a negotiation. >> we'll see if it comes to the table. >> yemeni political analyst from washington - thank you so much. syrian president bashar al-assad speaks out in a rare interview with american television. charlie rose from c bs sat with him in damascus. he talked about the chlorine gas attacks on his people. he called recep tayyip erdogan a muslim brotherhood fanatic. he said saudi arabia is based on the same ideology of i.s.i.l. and al qaeda. and said there was no dialogue with the u.s. government but was open to communication with the u.s. >> i will say what we have in syria so far is only a statement. nothing concrete. no facts, no new reality regarding the political approach towards our situation, our problem or conflict in syria. but as principal, in syria, we
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could say that every dialogue is a positive thing, and we'll be open to any dialogue with anyone including the united states. >> syria is in its fifth year of civil war. more than 200,000 died, and 3 million fled the country. the conflict gave rise to extreme factions like i.s.i.l. and al qaeda-affiliated al nusra front. >> i.s.i.l. appears to have beheaded half-a-dozen. fighters were shown cutting the heads off of muslim men. a map speaking in the video uses a derogatory term calling them impure infidels. >> a massive anti-tourism rally attracted dozens of dignitaries. before the rally, an i'm not terror operation killed in my opinion people.
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21 tourists were murdered on march 13th at the museum in the capital. >> ballots are being counted. the voting has not been without confusion, protests and violence. we have this report. >> up to 15,000 opposition supporters protested outside the election commission officers in the oil-rich southern region. they say they didn't get a chance to vote on saturday because electoral materials did not arrive. they are investigating what happened, as well as underaged voting. in lagos the spokesperson of the opposition believes the ruling party has lost the election. israel is trying to change at the coalition center elsewhere. we are not saying this out of
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fear or insecurity. we are saying it out of practical healthy. we no that the government of the day has lost embarrassingly. >> reporter: no official results have been announced. this man and his friends are awaiting them. they are concerned about delays in voting and technical problems. >> what i want to advise is bringing over a process like this. they have to try it for an election. like a government election. later bringing it to the general election. so many people. if you put your hand together. >> reporter: the election commission wants more to be understanding. 60 million may have voted in 150,000 polling stations across the country.
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>> they can be hungry but it's a process to fill. and we follow the process to a logical conclusion. >> ahmed idris and ali mustafa have been detained in the north. they were embedded with the military but have been confined to their hotel since tuesday. indiana major defend the new religious freedom law, it may trump other laws such as ones forbidding discrimination. opponents say it clears the way for business owners to refuse business to l.g.b.t. on religious grounds. >> this is not about discrimination, but protecting the religious liberty of every faith and we are going to continue to work our hearts out to clarify that to the people of indiana. >> a number of organizations
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announced plans, the n.c.a.a. may move upcoming basketball games to different states. and angie's list will not expand to indiana over the new law. two bodies have been found in the rubble of a building explosion. they are the two men missing since the blast in a japanese restaurant on thursday. one a customer. the explosion was caused from work done in a gas line. 22 people were injured, an aftermath which levelled a block. next - we look at which female republican is more than 90% likely to run for president in 2016. in france the anti-immigrant anti-europe front party made more gains in the latest rounds of elections. plus - a major airlines announced reward members have been hacked why the government plans to keep you safe at railroad crossings may impact your bottom
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tuesday to friday, 3:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. in france - half the country voted in the second round of local elections, a crucial step to gauge which way the french are leaning and who may be the next president. as reported from paris the far right party is strengthening its position. as she voted sunday marine le pen hoped this would be an election for the national front. projected results suggested a big disappointment. her party would have gained nor councillors, it may struggle to control one council. she tried to put a brave face on it. >> translation: the historical fact this evening is the establishment of the national front as a powerful force. the exceptional victory is a sign for the future.
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the socialist party is disappearing, the national front is showing results the clear winner of the elections was the right wing ump led by former president nicolas sarkozy. it is project to win almost two-thirds of france's councils. that might help his faltering campaign. >> with their vote the french people rejected the politics of francis hollande's government. never before has the government lost so many departments. >> the socialist of francis hollande have been punished by voters. frustrated by the economy and high unemployment. the results suggest they have lost up to 30 councils to the ump. before these elections, the polling suggestions suggested the french people were turning towards the national front in
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greater numbers, attracted to the anti-immigration or europe nationalism. results show the party is gaining popularity it doesn't have the critical mass to breakthrough. it will reassure those looking ahead to the 2017 presidential election in which marine le pen will run as a candidate. >> crews tried to recover the second back box from the deadly plane crash. helicopters flew to and from the site all day. investigators are looking for the second flight data recorder. so far the theory is that the co-pilot locked himself in the cockpit, crashing the plane, killing 150 people on board. conditions were safe for landing in nova scotia when a plane skidded off the runway. the flight left on saturday and
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landed hard in halifax, sliding off the pavement. 138 passengers and crew were on board, two dozen suffering mine yore injuries. >> if you are a frequent flyer, you may have been hacked. customer loyalty accounts have been broken into. credit card and travel history is safe. british airways didn't say how many customers were affected, but all were locked in and can no longer be accessed. following train accidents officials are calling for more presence at israel road crossings. they want officers to control the crossings and issue tickets to drivers who pass through them. it comes a day after a crash when police say a driver made app unsafe turn scott walker is doubling down on immigration stance.
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he is expected to run for president. he opposed the path of citizenship. coming 24 hours after walker visited the border with texas governor introducing walker as someone who governs like a texan. in. >> in terms of citizen have been, they need to go to a country of origin. in terms of things beyond that that's where we have to tackle other industries and have a president working with congress. early this month walker muddied the border when he indoored at a functions in new hampshire. he never used the word citizenship. he may have competition, if he runs for nomination.
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former hewlett packard president says she may run for president. there's a 90% chance she'll toss her hat into the seat. she ran for a senate seat but lost to democratic incumbent barbara boxer. >> we need to make sure we have the right team the right support. and we have the right financial resources lined up as all the other potential candidates. >> when would you announce. >> late april. >> she is 60 years old and born in austin texas, and became a sales rep for at&t at the age of 25 after dropping out of law school. she was dubbed in 1988 america's most powerful business woman, and was president for lucid technologies, and named c.e.o. of hewlett packard, the first woman to lead a fortune 100 company. >> coming up water wars. battles over a bill to bring
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water to a major city. >> the science to prevent cancer and save lives has come a long way. is it accessible to everywhere. that story and more ahead.
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a coalition of forces has been attacking houthi forces in yemen. we hear reports that they killed 40 in air strikes. coalition leaders say they'll continue the attacks until the houthis withdraw and they are not ruling out sending ground troops. thousands of protesters of goodluck jonathan say they have not been able to vote in the presidential elections. officials are investigating. some areas, due to technical
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problems. voting has been completed. >> the u.k. is to be the first country to provide a vaccine for meningitis b. they struck a deal with vaccine manufacturer glaxosmithkline, and they plan to offer inoculations for outline babies. it is an inflammation around the brain killing 10% of those inflicted this week angelina jolie wrote an op eddetailing her choice to have preventive surgery to remove ovary and fallopian tunes. it was a follow up where she announced she tested positive to the b.r.c.a. gene. her chance of getting breast cancer increased to 87% and ovarian cancer 50%. she wrote:
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the article got a lot of attention, it got us wondering what there were. thanks to the affordable care act, if a woman meets guidelines they must pay. medicaid has the strictest criteria. in half. u.s. states medicaid doesn't cover the testing. most insurers cover the cost if a patient coughs a history of cancer. many will cover some of the costs if a woman has a close family member with a gene-causing mutation or if they have an ethic gene condition with scandanavian communities. a woman whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer could carry the b.r.c.a. 1 or 2 mutations but not be qualified for the testing.
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nor would her mother. insurance companies are less likely to pay for genetic counselling highly recommended in options such as prophylactic surgeries that angelina jolie opted for. others like chemo, may have outstanding costs. and there's the time from work and need for supplemental child care while a woman recoup rates. >> joining us from washington d.c. is lisa vice president of community affairs and public policy for force, fighting our risk of cancer empowered. thank you for your time. we read through the information to try to make it simply for viewers to understand. i don't know how such it is. in your opinion, where does the country stand in terms of fair access for cancer. >> you are right. it's not a simple thing. it is accessible. seven to the average woman. we do have under the affordable
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care act, some new reg u lakeses that provide genetic counselling and testing for women that meet certain criteria at no cost sharing which is wonderful progress for the country. the guidelines following the u.s. preventive services guidelines are not as comprehensive as we may like. beyond that we have other guidelines from the national comprehensive cancer network that private insurers will follow. they peace together their own plans to determine what they will or won't cover, beyond what is mandated under the affordable care act. >> so it can be a mix of coverage and non-coverage depending on the insurer that a woman might have. >> you, yourself are are carrier of the b.r.c.a. gene mutation but you would not have met the current criteria for testing. why not? >> that's correct. my family history was not
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glaring for hereditary cancer. my grandmother died of what we thought was lung cancer. i had a great-grandmother dying of female issues at the time. they didn't keep good records about these things and didn't have the health care that we do today. we had no idea that hereditary cancer ran in the family until my aunt was diagnosed. those two pieces of information right there qualified her for a research study which determined that she carries the b.r.c.a. 1 mutation and then other family members were tested. i found out that i, too, carry the mutation. until my aunt had the cancer and if he hadn't gone forward. the family would not have qualified for testing under the
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guidelines. despite the affordable care act there's women with no insurance. what are the other options available to those women? >> so most private pairs are covering genetic counselling and testing for women who meet specific criteria. again, usually it falls in line with the ntcn or network cancer guidelines or a combination of u.s. task for guidelines and other guidelines that are out there. specifically women who have cancer are not covered under the guide lines. most private insurers will cover testing if they meet criteria such as having breast cancer before the age of 50 or having a relative with breast or ovarian cancer. when it comes to medicare or medicaid, it's different. medicare will not cover genetic testing or counselling for a
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woman that has not had cancer. only those affected by cancer are eligible for br c axe testing, and me are not eligible at all. it's a short-sited approach. men are carriers of the mutation and pass them to their daughters. my mutation comes from the paternal side. men, in fact, can be carriers and that information can be informative. me that carry the mutations have a high risk of prostate cancer and male breast cancer. it is something that could be useful to determine health care measures for them. when it comes to medicaid... >> sorry i'm running out of time. do you see at a point down the road that every woman will be tested. quickly - if so why? >> i don't see that happening at this point. i see the women who are higher risk currently getting access to the services they need. whether it be increased screening through chemo
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prevention, breast m.r.i.s mammograms and prophylactic surgeries. depending on the insurers they are getting access to that. there are assistance programs out there, these are listed on the website. we refer people to these all the time. it will be a ways down the road before we look at population-wide screening, except for the jewish population which has 10 times higher rates of the mutation than the general population. >> lisa fighting a risk of cancer empowered. thank you drought-ridden texas, a state that grants ownership of groundwater for those above it. a recently signed 3.4 billion deal pumps water from an aquifer to the city of san antonio where it will be used for pubic consumption. it's innovative.
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opponents question the impact. castro has more. >> beneath the land is a subterrainian sea, a fresh water aquifer so big it stretches from the border across texas to mexico. >> way back when - in the time of dinosaurs and mammals. this was ocean here. >> by state law hugh brown owns part of that underground. the lose of however much water a texas landowner pumps out of his well is his to use. >> reporter: nice and cold. >> yes. >> reporter: or to sell. in drought of hitting texas hitting water can be luke rat i. brown is -- lucrative and controversial. brown is against selling the aquifer's water. could you put a dollar value on
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water? >> dollar value. that question right there is a lot of the problem. can you put a dollar value? . >> reporter: the selling price of water at $0.25 per litre pales in comparison to oil. water is expected to become more valuable as the drought continues. blue water systems, a water development firms has plans to drill wells on 80,000 acres of leased lapped above the teresa wilcox aquifer, selling it to the city of san antonio by 2020. a spanish company will build a 150 mile pipeline connecting the two counties. >> they are trying to do a deal in the great american tradition of capitalism in make as much money as you can. >> kenneth leased his land to blue water. >> i don't see a problem with us moving water to where it's
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needed. to me and my idea i'd like to move the water 150 highlights instead of having all the people move here and take the water. >> reporter: how come you haven't decided to sell the water? >> i don't want to sell it. i want it here because i - you know keeping it up. i don't want somebody else. i don't need to sell it. you can make a lot of money off of it. >> you can't drink money. without a new water source san antonio, a fast-growing city is at risk of running dry in the next decade. city leaders are celebrating the water sharing deal as a way to sustain 162,000 new families who will require 16 billion gallons of aquifer water a year. the state estimates the aquifer holds 200,000 times that when
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full. with limited knowledge of what is underground, there's no guarantees. brown fears the pumping with deplete the aquifer. >> if the guys pump what they want to. my drawdown will be 400 feet. my well will basically not have water in it. this is not good. >> reporter: the deal's representative doesn't expect the pumping to suffer. if the pumping is unsustainable the local waterboard may intervene. similar cases may go to court. bankrupting the community with legal fees. >> there are people that are emotional and upset. they see people deciding to lease their water, betraying the rest of their neighbours who said no to that deal. what do you make of that? >> i think i would be upset too,
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as well. if we ran out of water. if we were to run out of water, i think we'd all feel left out or taken advantage of. lauderdale says he trusts blue water and others assurances that that will not happen. and the drought that ravaged texas in 2010 is desperate sometimes, calling for desperate measures kevin corriveau joins us with the weather. several parts around the country dying for water. we see a lot of precipitation and know in the north-east. >> that's right. winter lagged over the weekend. we saw towards the north-east anywhere between three and 6 inches of snow. the storm system made its way off the coast. you can see it there. there's more coming in off the great lakes. enough with the cold weather. we'll go into the cherry
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festival. these are from japan. they are a little ahead in terms of cherry blossoms. in washington d.c. we'll see that it starts to kick off over the next couple of weeks. the festival started, march 20th to april 12th. the festival is located where the cherry trees were planted. here mostly along the basin. you see the washington monument and the river. if you go down plenty of trees to see. the peak though will be some time between april 4th and nine. plenty of time to get out there. we'll see temperatures into the 60, a dip by the time we get to midweek, and rain shows coming into play by the time we get to the end of the week. the problem to the west not only because of the drought, but warm temperatures, earlier this week temperatures in the high 90s, coming down today. you see los angeles got to about
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79 degrees, but we are going to see the temperatures above average for this time of here. normally los angeles - the high is 71 degrees. you'll stay into the mid 70s. it's not too bad or unusual. for phoenix, you'll be above average. tomorrow a high of 95 degrees. normally we'd see a high of 80 for this time of year still winter in the north-east, and summer in phoenix and southern california. thank you when al jazeera returns, holy week begins for millions of christians around the world. >> the city of instant bowl is getting a $100 million upgrade. plus... >> i'm in kuala lumpur. meet the women breaking stereotypes and succeeding in a macho sport.
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pope francis marked the beginning of holy week with a
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palm sunday mass. tens of thousands of catholics lined his path across st peter's square. he paid tribute to those killed for their religious believes and offered prayers for those killed in the germanwings plane crash. worshippers in the west bank took part in processions. in jerusalem, pilgrims traced jesus's path and gathered where it's believed jesus was crucified. christians honoured at the church of nativity in bethlehem this city has seen change. officials are pouring billions no an effort to transform it. they want to bring istanbul into the 21st century with shopping malls and plans for a large airforts. many residents fear they will not be able to afford the changes. bernard smith reports. >> reporter: it's a shot from a bygone age paying bygone rent.
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over $2,000 a month on i.s.i.s.'s famous street. ilia's shop could fetch $20,000. he says he's being forced out. >> they say "you will go." >> translation: this is the shop. we have been here for the past 80 years. every customer knows us. if i leave here where will my customers find me. how will i set up shop or represent a place. costs are high you burn your hands ilia's landlord is taking advantage of a law that means tenants can be evicted without cause. as istanbul changes rapidly activists worry the ancient city is losing character. >> this was the cultural center of the city the heart of the city. now it's shaped by the investors
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much the investment division. they came and spent a lot of money and turned it into a shopping mall. it's not just one example. >> reporter: this cinema is next to a controversial shopping mall. a few minutes walk away another distribute is being renovated. home to some of the poorest people talabashi was also almost in ruins. the local council tells us it has to strike a balance between preserving the culture and history of an area and creating a modern environment. talabashi is part of $100 billion that the government is spending on infrastructure in istanbul. istanbul's former mayor and turkey's president recep tayyip erdogan is the driving force behind an ambitious scheme to turn the ski of 15 million people into a modern global metropolis.
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some including ilia will struggle to find a place in this vision of the future after her 14 second victory in her last fight undefeated u.f.c. champion rhonda is becoming a big sport star. bringing mixed martial arts she and her sport are inspiring women, including in malaysia where we are introduced to the first successful female muslim caged fighter >> reporter: is mixed martial arts too violent for women. don't argue with anosmon about it as -- ann osmon about it. she's smashing stereotypes as malaysia's first successful female cage fighter. >> people say she's just an eye candy for the show. that hurts. >> the 28-year-old earned her
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share of critics, a country known for religious conservatism. >> i may not be the perfect muslim but i try my best and, you know sometimes to me what i do is just a job. >> reporter: and success is inspiring other women to take up the sport. >> she is strong brave. >> reporter: they train at the borneo tribal squad. women are breaking other boundary like ann's training partner nat. >> a lot say that being a fighter does not go with being a mother. >> it's not true. i think i'm a good example for that. i'm a man. i'm a wife i'm a fighter. >> reporter: have you seen mum fight? >> yes, on youtube.
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not in real life. >> reporter: what do you think when you see her there? >> crazy. >> i'm like "yeah, mum, win." . >> reporter: self-defence is a main reason women take up mixed martial art. ann started after being followed home in her car. she's become an unwitting role model. mixed martial arts was hardly known. promoters say 35% of fans were women, and more women are signing up to get into the cage. >> there's a lot more male fighters all around the world. so i think we are in the early stages. fighters like ann osmon are good inspiration for others to consider this a good opportunity. >> once you are in the cage it reveals your true self. you know are you a fight or flight person. for me i'm a fighter.
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>> reporter: and a winning one at that lee kuan yew, singapore's first prime minister was given a state funeral today. more than 100,000 mourners turned out. lee was the leader of singapore for three decades and is credited with turning it into a prosperous city. he was noted for tight restrictions on press and civil liberties. when al jazeera america returns, big city living is not for everyone. >> you are doing things for yourself, and you are self-sufficient. i like that we talk to folks purposely living off the grid.
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if you are watching this programme on television or online chances are you take electricity for granted. same for the water from your taps. some people in canada's yukon territory shunned modern living for a simpler way, producing their own water, heating and building their own homes.
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daniel lak went to meet the people choosing to live off the grid. >> reporter: a long the rocky shore of the river, a man's home for 18 years. >> how are you. >> reporter: they call him cave man bill. here is why. there's room inside to eat and sleep, and do the fine carpentry that earns him a living. water comes from the river, and heat from firewood gathered a few steps away. spartan, but it's a way of life he cherishes. >> just relaxing lifestyle. so many put themselves into app early grave chasing something they never achieve. they do it in a manner that they never will achieve it. it's not for me. i had to use 117 bails this person drove to dorsett last year and is now living in it. bales of straw covered with
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plastic and snow keep the winter at bay. inside it's cramped and comfortable enough to live and run a web design business from what used to be the driver's seat. >> everything panned out the right height and i was able to stack across the top. it's hard to buy land out here. it's expensive. that takes time. for the first winner i wanted to make sure i could stay warm. once you have warmth and shelter, you are good to go. >> for gabby, it's about her dogs. dawson city doesn't allow more than two as pets. gabby has in my opinion, that she uses to run a dog sled. she lives in a cabin built of spruce logs and melts snow to get enough water for the thirsty mouths outside. again, it's about independence. >> sometimes in the bigger city everything is taken care of for you and you get a little lost.
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it gives you a sense of confidence and accomplishment because you are doing things for yourself and you are self sufficient. i like that feeling. >> being off the grid is not for everyone. clearly it suits the dozens who live up here. next winter he and his dog plan to move to a log cabin further out in the forest in search of a sense of freedom that is harder to find in a world more urban and crowded than ever in spain, what is billed as the most dangerous walkway is open to the public after being closed for 14 years. the trail is located on the side of a cliff in southern spain with beard walks hanging 300 meters above a river. it was closed after several fatal accidents in 1999 and 2000. it's deemed safe after
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undergoing major reconstruction. hikers will be able to walk the trail for free. the local government will charge administration after that. i think i would rather ride the roller-coaster going 95 cups. i'm michael eaves in new york. that will do it for this hour but the news continues with thomas drayton. >> people pay to do america. no break through yet in the iran nuclear talks with just two days to go. the pressure mounts to compromise. the arab league agrees to a joint military force to defeat houthi rebels in yemen as a ground invasion is considered. vote counting is underway in nigeria in a case that is too close to call. plus an unlikely path to peace as