profiling and the bribes they sometimes have to pay. al jazeera garissa. >> there's lots more on our website, aljazeera.com. get the latest on all the stories we're following there aljazeera.com. >> drop the sanctions or no deal. iran's top two leaders step up rhetoric in a threat to nuclear talks. >> fire from the force and denied bail, the south care lana police officer charged with murder remains behind bars. we'll hear from the man who caught the i understand on camera. >> a boston newspaper says dzhokar tsarnaev's life should be spared.
>> this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. >> ramp this morning seems to be putting new conditions on a long-term nuclear deal just one week after agreeing to a framework for an agreement with the west. iran's president and supreme leader spoke out about the time line for lifting sanctions. randall pinkston is here with more. good morning. >> as you say, it was iran's supreme leader and president rouhani in what appears to abcoordinated effort to promote iran's interpretation of the agreement that an immediate end to sanctions in exchange for nuclear deal should be the deal. president rouhani's comments came first at a speech marking iran's newly nuclear technology day. here's what he had to say. >> we will not sign any agreement unless all economic sanctions are lifted on the very first day of implementation of the agreement. >> this morning the ayatollah
underscored the position saying lifting sanctions in stages is unacceptable and must be removed on the same tape the deal is signed he also says what's been done so far secures neither the make that deal nor its content nor is it even clear whether talks will bear fruit and lead to a deal. the framework agreement last week does not include immediate lifting of sanctions imposed on iran saying sanctions will be suspended once international monitors verify that iran is complies with the agreement. we should appointment out that the deal specifies that if at any time iran fails to fulfill its commitment, sanctions would snap back into place. >> there are different interpretations of this deal and have been in the last several days. >> throughout the talks there has been the back and forth about what iran thinks should be the deal, what the u.s. should be the deal. we have two different interpretations here. iran maintained it wanted sanctions lifted immediately
the united wanted sanctions to be faced out at the u.n. saw iran complies with the agreement. this looks like negotiation gamesmanship both pushing their side as they sit down to work out the details of the framework. >> in separate issues between the u.s. and iran about yemen they never seemed further apart. >> a flash point there. yesterday, iran moved in with two car ships. secretary kerry is making it clear that notwithstanding the nuclear talks the u.s. is not going to stand idly by while iran supports the houthis. here's what kerry had to say. >> there have been, there are obviously supplies that have been coming from iran. there are a number of flights every single week that have been flying in and we traced those through its and we know this. we're well aware of the support
iran has been giving yemen and iran needs to recognize that the united states is not going to stand by while the region is destabilized or while people engage, you know, in overt warfare across lines international boundaries in other countries. >> this was kerry's first chat since he came back from those talks on the nuclear deal. >> we should say iran says that those navy ships off the coast of yemen are for piracy. >> yeah, right. >> thank you. >> let's go to an ran i didn't know journalist and author joining us from london this morning. thank you for joining us. i interviewed white house press secretary a day after the agreement was reached and asked him how sanctions would be lifted. >> the president was very clear about this yesterday the president was clear that what we
envision is a phased relaxing of sanctions. it goes back to the -- my answer to your previous question. we need to see iran demonstrate a sustained commitment to living up to the terms of this agreement before we take away the sanctions. >> sir how can such a key part of the framework agreement be eliciting such starkly different interpretations between the two main parties? >> well, i think it's part of the negotiations. at the moment, both sides are sending different messages to different audiences. in iran, you've got the supporters who celebrated. i think the ayatollah is telling them don't expect too much, because they may get disappointed and it created backlash. also he is sending a message to those who are doubting altogether the american intention of these negotiations that i'm waiting to see the details, and if i agree to the details, then i shall support it. at the same time, mr. rouhani
the president is saying that we want win-win situation for both sides, it's the first step that we are starting with international community. once this goes through we want other things, so we are going to see a variety of statements until the end of june when the real negotiations are supposed to be ending, and a conclusion of the whole thing will come in a written agreement so until then, you will be hearing various statements from both sides. >> unfortunately what ends up happening is that the sides end up influencing each other. these comments by rouhani may and the concerns of hardliners against the deal, but they realize they could throw the talks off by bothering the arguments in the u.s. by republicans that say the u.s. is giving iran too much in this deal. >> it may be the case, but the ayatollah about a month ago made the statement saying exactly what he said today. this is nothing knew. he said that i want a deal at
one stage i want the end of the sanctions altogether at the same time. i think these already available for negotiation from both sides. naturally the hardliners in america or congress in america would like to see iran company pit lating and that is not going to be the case. the americans have accepted there is no regime change in iran iran is a sovereign country that can be negotiated with and that is the case. the iranians see this as a success. at the same time, they want to give concession in person areas and take some concessions and it will end up at the negotiation table like now. >> hasn't the ayatollah also laid out red lines that he has? talk about that relationship. can president rouhani convince the supreme leader of anything or does he really pull all the strings and are the immediate lifting of sanctions a line in the sand for the ayatollah? >> i think they are serious
about negotiations, the economic situation really requires that and that's why we saw those celebrations in tehran in the street and other cities. at the same time, what ayatollah said that he will support a good deal. he said it twice. therefore, i think they are serious about negotiations especially because of the economy. at the same time, they want to make sure that a deal that's accepted by all sides iran feels sufficiently strong to with stand the sanctions again as it stood since the beginning of the revolution, the war with iraq but the population especially the young people would like something more and i think that has put some pressure on the leadership. >> iranian journalist and author, thank you for joining us appreciate it. >> we are learning more this morning about a deadly shooting that's led to anger and calls for change in south carolina. a white police officer has now been fired from the force after shooting and killing walter
scott. now the man who captured what happened on video is talk about what he saw. he tells nbc he felt an obligation to scott's family to make the video public. >> i felt, i thought about his position their situation, you know i say that if i would have a family member that would happen, i would like to know the truth, you know, about all this. that was the reason i gave -- i returned the information the video to them. >> that video contradicted what the officer said happened, and today, we could get another perspective on the shooting. jonathan martin has more. >> good morning. today we expect to hear from the south carolina branch of the naacp during a news conference at 11:00. in addition the south carolina law enforcement could release dash cam video. the mayor and police chief here held a news conference in which they first stressed that the former officer has been
terminated. michael slager. in addition, they mentioned that the department has quickly taken action by purchasing 200 body cameras for their officers. they're going to equip them with those cameras and they have ordered those immediately thanks to a grant they received. there are still protestors in the community who ever questions about the investigation despite the initial part with the officer arrested and charged with murder. many protestors want to know if any other officers specifically witnessed the shooting and if any who arrived on the scene took any attempt at all to administer c.p.r. to mr. scott. now again the mayor said that many of those questions he cannot answer, because the local department is not leading this investigation. that is the south carolina law enforcement division. he said it may be a while before we get some of those answers. the former officer michael slager remains in jail. he was denied bond. it is unclear when his next court appearance will be. >> jonathan martin for us in
north carolina. >> lawyers are preparing for the next phase of the boston marathon bombing trial. the boston globe this morning says jurors should spare his life. the editorial board writing he should spent the rest of his life rotting in prison. jurors on wednesday convicted tsarnaev on all count. >> guilty of all charges against him, dzhokar tsarnaev listened but didn't react. one by one the counts were read out, including 1-17 that carry the death penalty. >> the jury makes a decision that they weigh the aggravating circumstances in this case, such as the killing of a young boy the use of these devices causing massive injury. those are aggravating circumstances. >> the prosecution strategy was straightforward.
tsarnaev had already confessed and the video evidence showing him near the finish line and the harrowing aftermath of the explosions was all the jury needed to know. the so-called flash decision many had expected didn't come. the jury took just over 11 hours to come up with its verdict after asking the judge for clarification on at least two points. tsarnaev's defense team never disputed that their client took part in the april 15, 2013 bombings and in the days of carnage that followed, including the shooting of m.i.t. police officer sean calendarery and the death of elder brother tamerlan run over by dzhokar. their job is to keep him from being put to death arguing that he participated in the boston attacks but was a troubled 19-year-old living under the spell of his radicalized brother. >> the fact that he was 19, the fact that he was a follower, the fact that his brother bought most of the items. the jury then weighs how bad was
this crime versus some of these mitigating circumstances and they need to decide unanimously whether or not this person gets the death penalty. >> the second face of this federal trial will begin with the same jury tasked with deciding whether dzhokar tsarnaev will die or spend the rest of his life in a cell. for karen broussard, injured in the bombing said the next chapter will be filled with anxiety. >> we are aware this is a process that's not going to be over soon, it's probably going to take years to get through this but it will be good to have it that much further behind us, one more piece to the puzzle done. >> legal experts say this trial is only just starting. the defense attorney has kept other high profile defends like like unibomber ted kaczynski and olympic bomber, but this could be her toughest job yet in her 20 year career.
>> a high ranking supervisor at the secret service is on leave with his security clearance suspended after a female employee accused him of making unwanted sexual advances. the alleged assault happened after a party at agency headquarters. the woman alleges the manager tried to kiss her and grabbed her arms when she resisted. an investigation is underway. the director joe receiver clancy said this in a statement: >> paying off the debt, greece delivers nearly half billion dollars to its creditors but is there enough cash for the rest of its payments. live from athens, next. >> a new report said the government hid the danger of a dietary supplement. the ingredient the f.d.a. didn't tell us about.
his counterpart in seoul as washington debates a missile system to protect it from the north. russia and china oppose the potential move. >> a television network has been hacked briefly cutting transmission of 11 channels belonging to tv5. it took control of media accounts. >> the first big loan payment by greece to the i.m.f. the payment due today is nearly $500 million. real money's ali velshi joins us live from athens. there were doubts that athens might have trouble paying this first installment. that does not look to be be the case this morning. >> i think there probably was trouble, good morning to you stephanie. they were trying until yesterday
to figure out an alternative. the finance minister had been in washington meeting with the i.m.f. and u.s. treasury to try and get support in not having to pay this bill today. the prime minister was in russia again no help there. they don't have the money. the bottom line is they've had to borrow from other parts of the government, from other democratic to say make this payment of 450 million euros about $501 million. the payment has been made. we are still waiting for confirmation from the i.m.f. that they got the wire and it's in their bank. greece has been talk about to world powers, to the united states and i.m.f. and euro zone to say please give us a break. the terms are too tough. the greek people elected a new government two and a half months ago on the idea that they would renegotiate the terms of this agreement, because the austerity, the tax increases the public service cuts have been too deep. even today we're expecting
another protest here in the square behind me of greeks who are fed up. they are desperate frustrated and they didn't want to see this payment made. they don't want to see a number of payments made. bottom line, greece new there were no other options for it today and have mate the payments. >> they did make that move with prime minister tsipras going to putin. russia did not front the money for this but did sign an economic agreement with russia. tell us more about the significance of that. >> yeah, they did. tsipras went over to moscow to talk with putin. there was apparently according to the russians no formal ask for money. the speculation was that if russia were to give greece money and russia given the price of oil and all its problems in syria and elsewhere, and the ukraine doesn't have extra money to be giving. they would do so for a military presence possibly in greece, bases, things like that, things
that europe and nato would not allow to happen. tsipras came back with some vague agreement with russia that they would get together on energy projects. greece is part of nato and the euro zone and they've got sanctions against russia now. no deal there either. and grease has another loan due tuesday, more at the end of may and they've got a very big salary and pension bill to pay. the playing with russia business didn't seem to bear any fruit. >> and perhaps main even hurt their case. thank you ali. tune in for real money weeknights. >> president obama will meet with jamaica's prime minister. he landed last night in kingston the first visit by a u.s. president there in more than 30 years. we have more about where the president is headed next to the summit of the may,. >> for the last 10 years the
united states has watched at venezuela has gained friends and significant influence throughout the caribbean through a generous program of oil. it's donated or sold oil at cut rate prices to the fun of $50 billion through a program. now the tables have turned. the price of oil plum melted, venezuela is deeply in debt and has been forced to cut its shipments to the caribbean by almost one half, including to its ally, cuba, according to barkley's bank. president obama is visiting jamaica, the second largest island in the caribbean. he is the first american president to visit the island in 33 years and he will be discussing energy, energy security. the white house is keen on trying to wean away the caribbean's dependency on venezuela oil and wants to recover a lot of its own lost clout. president obama will also meet with members of all of the association of caribbean nations who welcome the initiative.
they are really more keen on securing their own fuel independence. they know that depending on either the united states or venezuela comes with a high political price tag. >> reporting there from panama city. >> facebook faces a class action suit over privacy laws in europe. a court heard arguments whether it should take the case. 25 these people are took the social network for the way it collects and forwards personal data. >> in today's digit albeit, controversy over an attempt to regulate royal train explosions. they won't require oil producers that reduce their products explosiveness or ship it in pressurized cars. the d.o.t. said it needs nor scientific data before coming up with those rules. about a dozen oil training have exploded over the last 21 months including this one in quebec where 47 people died.
crude oil transfers have spiked. in 2000 tin 55,000 barrels were shim to the u.s. and canada and that number rose to over a million. you can check out the full story on aljazeera.com. >> new revelations about the dangers of do itry suppplements and question on whether the f.d.a. hid the risks. >> commercial development putting one of the country's largest and most vital waterways in danger.
>> in healthbeat, body building supplements could contain dangerous hidden stimulants. john henry smith is here. judging by the study you can't always believe the ingredient list. >> according to the study in this months journal drug testing and analysis, one ingredient lifted in all the containers of a popular supplement is actually something
else jet fuel, and yellow scorpion as well as many others were tested by study leader dr. peter cohen and his team. they found many of the supplements featured an ingredient which is a shrub found in the southwest and in mexico. the new study indicates this ingredient is actually a cousin of amphetamines. while the f.d.a. says it has not identified a specific safety concern. canada and great britain listed it unsafe. congress was asked to launch an investigation. congress has pledged to hold shops responsible for the safety and proper labor he will go of the products they sell. >> coming up, a discussion about the sift of these suppplements with colombia universities
doctor and make us think twice whether supplements or helping or hurting. >> an environmental group is out with its list of the 10 most endangered rivers in america. they are not being threatened by pollution, but by industrial projects. the river on top of this list is part of one of this countries most famous landmarks. >> i would say in terms of natural landmarks probably number one the grand canyon and that part of the colorado river that flows through it. american rivers puts out a list each year of the top 10 endangered rivers and this is number one this year, these are the ones that are the public could still do something to help protect these rivers before they become more poll looted. three proposals are causing this the planned reopening of a nearby uranium mine in the area.
a second would bring a tram way to get tourists from the rim to the canyon floor and finally a major expansion of a nearby town from 200 homes in the area currently to about 2,000 and a lot of that is based on a tourism expansion that they're thinking will hilt the area. just for example the uranium mines, if those reopen and right now, they're just temporarily closed those have been proven to do things in other areas like threaten fish in the river and cause other problems along the way, in fact some drinking water is recommended not to even drink in the river if you're camping in the area. definitely a problem as we head toward this area. there's a full list on line for the other 10 projects that they are trying to get people to watch for. >> a milestone for the national football league and professional sports. the nfl named its first full time female referee. she will serve as a line judge
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>> this is aljazeera america live from new york city, i'm tony harris. protests in south carolina planned today over the shooting of an unarmed black man employee mike sell slager who is white has been fired from the police department and now faces a murder charge. the man who recorded the video of the incident tells nbc he felt obligated to get the truth out for the man's family. >> i feel, you know, i thought about his position, their situation, you know, i say that filled have had a family member and that would happen, i would like to know the truth the truth, you know, about all this. that's the reason i gave -- i returned the information the video to them. >> newly released audio reveals the moment surrounding the controversial shooting. in the recording officer slager sounds out of breath as he calls
dispatch for backup. >> 223 dispatch, shots fired subject is down. he grabbed my taser. >> everyone's 10-4, the suspect gunshot wounds to the chest to the right side. >> slagers version of events changed after that video went public and people in the north charlton community are calling for action. jonathan martin with more. >> good morning today we expect to hear from the south carolina branch of the naacp during a news conference. in addition, the south carolina police department stressed that he was fired.
the police department purchased 200 body cameras for their cameras. they have ordered those immediately thanks to a grant they received. there are still protestors in the community who have had questions about the investigation, despite the initial part of it moving pretty quickly with the officer being arrested and charged with murder. many protestors want to know if any other officers witnessed the shootling and if any arrived on the scene took my attempt at all to administer c.p.r. to mr. scott. now again the mayor said that many of those questions he cannot answer, because the local department is not leading this investigation. that is the south carolina law enforcement division. he said it may be a while before we get some of those answers. the former officer michael slager remains in jail, denied bond. it is unclear when his next court appearance will be. >> jonathan martin reporting from north charles stan. a lawyer for the family says they are considering a civil suit. a growing number of police involved shootings have led
police departments to turn to body cameras. tom ackermann has more on the role video plays in these cases. >> when policeman in ferguson and new york city escaped prosecution for killing unarmed black men last year, protests broke out across the country. the death of this black man in south carolina fueled outrage. another officer accused faces a long prison officer. the same with a cleveland police officer who killed a 12-year-old boy carrying a play gun. video evidence of the confrontation which appears to move police misconduct is in these cases. >> we see officers using code words, like i felt lie life was in jeopardy, i felt that i had to use the force to stop the danger. >> in the past five years, south
carolina police officers have fired their weapons at 209 suspects without ever being convicted, but the policeman who shot scott eight times in the back has been charged with murder. >> somebody was watching. there was a witness that came forward with a video and the initial reports were wrong. >> u.s. president barack obama has requested federal funding to provide body worn video cameras for up to 50,000 officers. those congress has yet to approve. many local governments have not waited including the latest city where the shooting happened. >> we have to train them on operation of the camera once they come in, but we have to establish a policy. >> one government study found that with cameras rolling use of force by officers fell by 60%, as well as a decline in violence from citizens, but in other instances, like this fatal police confrontation with a mentally ill homeless man
police have used the evidence to justify their use of deadly force. >> the murkiness we've had in the past should be cleared by body cameras more often than not, but nobody dependency on cameras by themselves. >> in too many cases body and dashboard cameras have provided graphic evidence of the fatal risks police face every day though the number of police falling victim to gunfire has been trending lower, 50 officers were shot to death on the job last year. tom ackermann, al jazeera washington. >> new calls this morning for an independent investigation into the death of a black man found hanging from a tree in mississippi. attorneys for the family of otis burg are hiring their own experts. his family does not believe he committed suicide. >> iran seems to be putting titler conditions on a long term nuclear deal. two of the countries top leaders speaking out today. one week after a framework
agreement was reached they suggest the talks may be farther apart than initially it seemed. randall pinkston is here with more on this. >> this morning's comments appear to be a coordinated effort to promote iran's view of last week's framework agreement and immediate end to sanctions in exchange for a nuclear deal. >> the negotiators begin to turn last week's framework agreement into a final accord. president rouhani speaking at an event marking the countries nuclear technology day: >> we will not sign any agreement unless all economic sanctions are lifted on the very first day of the agreement. >> iran's supreme leader reinforced those comments saying he will wait until a final accord is announced before taking a definitive position,
but in a tweet he also warned: >> both sets of comments could complicate the next round of talks, and highlight differences between iran and the p5 plus one over just how the deal should be implemented. since the agreement was announced, the u.s. has repeatedly said sanctions on iran will not be lifted until a final agreement is reached and international monitors verify tehran's compliance. >> the president was color that what we envision is a phased relaxing of sanctions. we need to see iran demonstrate a sustained commitment to living up to the terrible of this agreement before we take away the sanctions. >> ultimately, this could all be negotiating gamesmanship. >> iran is recognized by everyone as an effective and important count rip in the region. do you expect a bigger win than this? >> until today ron's supreme
leader hat not made public comment about the framework agreement but now appears to be approximate issuing a warning about the talks. in one tweet, he said hours after the talks americans offered a fact sheet and most was contrary to what was agreed. they always deceive and breach promises. that perspective could possibly make it more difficult to reach a final agreement. >> this was always going to be tough, getting over the final finish line. >> the u.s. is warning iran over involvement in yemen. in an interview, secretary of state john kerry said the u.s. will not allow iran to destabilize the region. >> they have been, there are obviously supplies that have been coming from iran. there are a number of flights every single week that have been flying in. we've traced those flights and we know this. we're well aware of the support iran has been giving yemen. iran needs to recognize that the united states is not going to
stand by while the region is destabilized or while people engage, you know, in overt warfare across lines international boundaries in other countries. >> kerry's comments come at the situation worsen in yemen. the united warns of a humanitarian crisis in the country. it is urging all parties to find a peaceful solution. >> president obama has a busy day in jamaica today meeting with the prime minister and other caribbean leaders. his arrival to the island is historic. he is the first sitting u.s. president to visit in more than 30 years. he heads next to panama for the summit of the americas later this week. >> lawyers and the jury are now preparing for the next phase of the boston marathon bombing trial, deciding whether dzhokar tsarnaev should be put to death. the boston globe newspaper said jurors should spare his life and
that he should spend the rest of his life rotting in prison. john tarret reports more on tsarnaevs conviction on all counts. >> guilty of all charges against him, dzhokar tsarnaev listened but didn't react. the counts were read out including counts 1-17 at a carried the death penalty use of a weapon of mass destruction bombing of a place of public use, malicious destruction of property resulting in death. >> the jury makes a decision that they weigh the aggravating circumstances in this case, such as the killing of a young boy the use of these devices causing massive injury. those are aggravating circumstances. >> the prosecution strategy was straightforward. tsarnaev had already confessed and the video evidence showing him near the finish line and harrowing aftermath of the explosions was all the jury needed to know, but the so-called flash decision many had expect didn't come.
the jury took just over 11 hours to come up with its verdict after asking the judge for clarification on at least two points. tsarnaev's defense team never disputed that their client took part in the april 15, 2013 bombings and in the days of carnage that followed, including the shooting of mit police officer calendarery and death of he haar brother tamerlan. now their job is to try to keep him from being put to death. they argue that tsarnaev participated in the boston attacks but was a troubled 19-year-old, living under the spell of his radicalized brother. >> the fact that he was 19. the fact that he was a follower, the fact that his brother bought most of the items. the jury then weighs how bad was this crime versus some of these mitigating circumstances. they need to think unanimously whether or not this person gets the death penalty. >> the second phase of this
federal trial will now begin with the same jury tasked with deciding if dzhokar tsarnaev will die or spend the rest of his life in a cell. for karen broussard who was injured in the bombing she says the next chapter will be filled with anxiety. >> we're all aware that this is not a process that is going to be over anytime tune. it's probably going to take many years to get through this, but it will be good to have it that much further behind us, one more piece to the puzzle being done. >> legal experts say in many ways this trial is just starting. defense attorney judy clark has kept other defendants alive like unibomber ted kaczynski. this could be the toughest job yet in her 20 year career. >> let's bring in criminal defense torn peter odum. am i right to see here. >> good morning. >> pleasure to have you on the program and i think john would back me up here, is it right to
say the defense strategy has always been a life strategy for tsarnaev to save him from death? at the outset of the trial the defense attorneys opened the trial by saying look, he did it. >> exactly. judith clark is probably the best in the business at sparing people's lives in death penalty cases. she represented the unibomber the olympic bomber, represented many people in cases just like this and has an excellent record of success. her strategy in this case has been to narrow the issues down to exactly one that issue being will this man be put to death or will his life be spared. she has in this way preserved her credibility with the jury, not contesting things that were absolutely going to be found anyway. nobody could contest that it was dzhokar tsarnaev that planted that bomb. she preserved credibility with the jury and now the next phase
begins. now the hard part, which is probably going to take at least as long as the guilt phase of the trial. >> tell me why it will take that long. talk us through how this phase is different. >> the prosecution is going to try and show that this is such an aggravating crime that dzhokar tsarnaev has to be put to death. the defense is going to try and humanize. we now know because of the guilt fails of the trial what happened. judith clark's job now is to show why it happened. she's going to try and humanize her client. she's going to try and show that he was a follower, rather than a leader. she's going to try to show that he was a young confused college student that was effectively weaponized by his brother tamerlan. he was not the leader in this, and that his life should be spared. she's going to do that
meticulously. she's probably going to call many, many witnesses to show that dzhokar's life is worth saving. >> what she is saying is remember jury, i didn't belabor this thing with a whole bunch of witnesses, i didn't bring in science. >> precisely. >> and all this nonsense. i didn't bring in all of that. i told you this is the guy who did it, so you should also believe me when i say to you that mitigating the crime is the fact that his brother influenced him. you believed me then, you should believe me now. >> and that's one of the mitigating circumstances. is there someone else that avoided the death penalty that is equally or more culpable here. that's really her task is to show that dzhokar was a follower that he was less culpable than his brother his brother of course because he died in the siege after the bombings avoided the death penalty. her job is to humanize her client give the jury a chance to see him as a human being not
the inhuman bomber that the prosecution is going to try to portray him as. >> how difficult will it be, this is your work, to get the 12 member jury to agree in a unanimous way to hand tsarnaev a death sentence? >> well, i think her task is daunting. the jury was left at the very end of the guilt phase of the trial with horrible images of a child who was blown to bits that in bombing. that was the last image that they were left with. this was an absolutely inhuman crime. they were also exposed to images of dzhokar tsarnaev planting a bomb near a child. her task is daunting. statistically, only about one third of federal juries that are tasked with coming up with a death penalty choose death over life without parole.
just from a statistickical point, the defense is favored here. we are in massachusetts a state that does not have the death penalty. just from a cultural standpoint, i believe that the prosecution has an uphill battle. >> criminal defense attorney joining us, thank you. >> a former guantanamo detainee is being questioned over the death of a prosecutor in uganda. police say there is no concrete evidence that the man was involved in the prosecutor's murder. the u.s. state department admits it played a role in recapturing the man for questions. >> several individuals were arrested suspected of being involved in the death of a prosecutor. we're not going to get into the details of the nature of the support. can confirm one of those deattained in the operation was
a former began to know mow detainee released in 2006. >> he was originally detained in 2002 in pakistan, never charged with a crime while he was held at guantanamo. >> today the state department is expected to recommend cuba be removed from the u.s. list of state sponsors of terrorism a key move to reopening the embassy in havana. >> thousands of january enthusiasts are attending the national convention. >> afghanistan's air forces expected to take in 17 new helicopters today trying to bolter numbers to fill vacuum left after most international forces pulled out of the country. >> dangerous weather coming for big parts of the country today. nicole mitchell will tell us where we could see tornadoes and intense thunderstorms. >> a new report says the government hid the dangers of dietary supplements, the
america. here's a look at today's top stories. mexico is honoring police officers killed in a gang ambush believed to have been carried out by the drug cartel. they say gang members were waiting for the officers in a makeshift encampment for days. >> rescue workers in thailand recovered the body of a israeli girl killed in a boat by a boat fire. >> a new study says the environmental risk from the melting arctic may not be as bad as once thought. researchers say melting perma frost will not set off a runaway greenhouse effect. nicole? >> dangerous weather could hit a big part of the country today. let's bring in nicole to look at what areas of the country. >> we have been looking at the midwest, today it shifts to the ohio river valley. yesterday, 300 different reports of severe weather.
here's some of the i am images from that. most was hail, 2200 of the 300. oklahoma kansas, missouri, one of them touching down two miles. lots of other damage from straight line winds and hail. we have a flooding risk in missouri and also because the storm is dumping a lot of water. let's get to the map where everything is now. it's pretty widespread at least the areas seeing the moisture with all of this. you can pick up a couple of stronger storms, around chicago you might have delays because of that near the airport. the backside, to the 19 plains, yes, there is snow, cold enough air behind it spue support that in nebraska and colorado this morning. all the greens you see that's the flood risks. some place have gotten an inch or two of rain, an inch or two
on tap for today. the temperature contrast, it's 70's and 80's ahead of the system that help support all the severe weather so a large area today and then at a base, a little bit move southward into the day tomorrow, but today is going to be our big day. yesterday, there were about 300 reports. i wouldn't be surprised if today there are even more and wind is the biggest threat, but hail and tornadoes still a good possibility. >> nicole, you're back a little later in the program correct? >> i am. >> see you then. >> in this morning's tech beat, you heard about the effort to get more kids into stim programs promotes math and science. it has become a catalyst for a robotics team to teach chinese students how it's done. we have a report. >> there may be high level
rivalries between the united states and china but on this day in china thanks to some brilliant teenagers, there is nothing but detente between the two countries. young people from china and the united states working side by side sharing a common interest in robots. the team from las vegas were have it to share their expertise with chinese students. back in las vegas it's the love of technology, robots that have helped turn the lives of some american teens around. >> this isn't like some top tier high school. >> we are a toilet one low income school. over 50% of our students are on free or reduced lunch. you wouldn't classify this as a rich school. >> we are actually a turnaround school. >> what does that mean? >> to find out why the graduation rate was falling. when i got here, it was 51% we're already back up to 70%. >> programs like this are part
of the reason? >> absolutely. these are the great kids. >> that's fine. >> team 987 high rollers base some workshop where kids often spend 12 hour days sometimes seven days a week building. success is due in part to stem education, signs technology, engineering and math that fasters this kind of learning. in a tradition male dominated it is different. >> i wouldn't say it is intimidating. we run a lot on this team like the guys do. it's 50-50 for guys and girls. we work as hard as they do. >> girls are better at everything. >> we say ok on wednesday we'll learn to use the cnc machine and girls only and they learn more than the guys, because they are dedicated and when they know more than the guys, they teach and it's not intimidating.
>> today students involved in this program are graduating high school with honors, with many getting full rides to major universities. >> i'm thinking the academy, one of the military academies and i'm interested in what the military has to offer technology wise. i'm looking at berkeley. >> i would like to be a math teacher, come back and help and volunteer for things be and mentor and see if i can make some type of difference. >> in los angeles, al jazeera. >> in today's digit albeit, exit checks at the border. the british government is now doing them, hoping it will help officials track suspected criminals and those who overstay cease is is as. exit checks will take place the process phased in by june. 100% of passports will be scanned and verified. check out for on this story at
>> welcome to al jazeera america. taking a look at today's top stories, defense secretary ash carter is meeting with his counterpart in seoul. >> a convicted killer in texas is set to die today found guilty of the shooting of a police officer. the supreme court has refused to hear his case. he is scheduled to die tonight in huntsville. detectives are searching for the people accused of a huge heist.
a safety company used by jewelry company, they stole $300 million worth of jewels and cash. >> on the money beat, greece is making its first big loan payment to the international monetary fund. athens owes billions to the euro zone and i.m.f., real money's ali velshi joins us. greece had tried to get an extension to put off today's payment, maybe to put off making payment to say come, as well. did greece ultimately make that i.m.f. loan payment? >> i have half the story and that is that we have it from the greek government that they instructed the bank of greece to make the payment today and we have it that the money was sent out. we have not got confirmation from the i.m.f. that the money that was sent in terms of a wire has been received. it usually takes a couple of hours.
we're waiting on confirmation for that. greece signaled sometime ago that it wants to not major payment. the greek finance minister was in washington on the weekend meeting with i.m.f. head who said absolutely not not only does the payment have to be made but the next payment the next installment of funds that greece gets is on hold from the world unless it institutes reforms. we are hearing reports that the i.m.f. did contact the bank of greece yesterday and say this payment had better be made on thursday. not out of the woods though. i have to tell you tuesday there's another 420 million euro payment, then at the end of the month, there's over900 million euro payment to the i.m.f. and this country has over 2 billion euro payment for pension and salaries due in may. if they were having trouble making this payment today
they've got more money they've got to come up with. there's 7 billion euros that's supposed to come to greece. greece wants that money the euro zone is saying not unless you make the reforms. >> greek's prime minister tsipras visited vladimir putin in russia. he went with the bigger bowl in one hand and hat in the other hand. he's looking for money. what came out of that meeting? >> the russians officially said there was no request made for money, but we all know why he was there. part of it was to sort of say to europe and the i.m.f., but mostly to europe that we might have other options and if you don't give easier terms for this loan, we might go with russia. russia has other problems. it has all the money it's spending in ukraine it's got oil at $50 a barrel, gets revenue from oil.
russia is not in the mood to give things out but when greece shows up, maybe there was a deal to be made. that would have involved russia getting some things in exchange. maybe military presence, some kind of influence but remember, greece is part of nato and part of the european union. they were not going to let that happen. tsipras went to russia, nothing came of it. there was an agreement to go ahead with energy probables later on but russia is under economic sanctions. greece is part of that. tsipras said part of those should be lifted, but you actually have to go to the sanctions as part of nato and the euro zone. nothing came of that. you can imagine right now over holy week with, greek easter this weekend the government is going to be trying to figure out how it makes payments next tuesday and makes its next installment payment at the end of the month and convinces
europe that it's worthy of yet another big loan. >> and pay its people. one more for you. if greece actually followed through on all of the requirements from the troika here to get its house in order wouldn't there be revolt on the streets in greece? didn't the people elect this government because it was sick of all this austerity? >> yep. that's exactly right. greece has got a big problem on its hands. two and a half months ago the greeks went to the polls and elected a government that said we're going to go and try and get the squeeze off of us. we're going to try for less austerity. we don't want to increase taxes on people and we need to take some time in fixing the structural problems this economy has. on the other hand, the greeks are legitimately frustrated. on the other hand, this place is ripe with corruption at every level, virtually most people who, you know, a lot of people
don't pay taxes, four generations of people not paying taxes, so the government has billions and billions of unpaid taxes it's trying to collect. greece could probably fix itself but not on the time line the europeans and i.m.f. need. this government elected by the people frustrated is between a rock and a hard place. it doesn't have anywhere to go, now has to go back to the people and say we couldn't get a better deal. that's parliament behind me. there is a protest called this afternoon. people are trust rated here. this is a question without an obvious answer. >> good to see you. real money's host there in athens greece. >> even as moscow grapples with its own economic problems, president putin praised a number have potential allies. he hopes to undermine european unity. >> french national front and
hungary, and sir recent does a they have a suit tore in the kremlin. >> it's increasingly clear there is a set of links between the russian government and parties across europe. >> a shared dislike of european union dictates, europe's far left and far right rail against brussels enroachment on national authority over issues like austerity measures and immigration. positions that dovetail with nato and e.u. expansion into what russia rewards as its back yard. >> the russians obviously like this idea that they can make common cause with someone within the west to denounce this expansion into what russia rewards as its own sphere of influence. >> russian president vladimir putin pats himself as a defender
of traditional russian orthodox values a role that resonates with europes conservative far right. >> his willingness to embrace the russian orthodox church and its values have energized european right wing groups who feel as though that kind of speech is almost taboo now in their society. >> the kremlin friends have seen benefits after french banks refused to lend to national front last year, the far right party secured a loan of more than $10 million from a russian bank. can the kremlin's good will really drive a wedge into europe? >> i think the kremlin would like to do whatever it can to undermine the effectiveness of the e.u. it's hard to imagine in this environment that its fringe friends can do much. >> the kremlin's friends in europe denounced western sanctions against russia, but that's pretty much all moscow has to show for its good will investment underscoring how difficult it is to parley a
tactical court ship into genuine political in mr.ence. >> a high ranking supervisor at the secret service is on leave today with his security clearance suspended after a female employee accused him of making unwanted sexual advances. the alleged assault happened last woke after a party. the women alleges the manager tried to kiss her and grabbed her arms when she resisted. an investigation is underway. in a statement f.b.i. director joseph clancy said: >> the federal receiver is divided over whether to raise interest rates minutes of the banks march meeting show some officials think a hike would hurt the economy.
interest rates have been held since the financial crisis to help job growth. >> in our healthbeat this morning, if you are among the millions of americans who use weight logs or body building supplements, those product could containing dangerous hidden stimulants. john henry smith is here with more. >> this is all because of a study that's recently come out according to the study in this month's drug testing and analysis journal, one greed went listed on the container is actually something else. >> is there something hiding in the ingredients? a harvard professor and his team found 11 of the 21 supplements tested featured an ingredient which happens to be a shrub found in the southwest and in
mexico. the study indicates this is actually a cousin of amphetamines called bmpea. the fda said regular exposure to stimulants such as this can lead to heart attack, strokes and neurological disorders. despite this, the f.d.a. said it has not identified a specific safety concern regarding bmpea. the head of a supplement industry trade group said the f.d.a. has a hard time regulating supplements. >> consumers may look at a dietary supplement, pill, capsule and think this is like a medication i get from my doctor and the f.d.a. has signed off on it. that is not the case. there are tainted products and we've tried to message that to the consumers and stay away from
products in certain areas. >> "the new york times" reports that the natural products association has spent millions of dollars lobbying lawmakers to scuttle any proposed laws that would hold the industry to higher standards. mean while canada add great britain declared products like this unsafe. 14 attorneys general here in the united states led by new york's asked congress to launch an investigation. he has also pledged to hold retailers responsible for the safety and for the proper labeling of the products they sell. >> g.n.c. for one has pledged that it will hold its house brand product say hiker labeling and safety standards going forward. >> let's bring in an assistant professor at columbia university's school of public health. the canadian health officials had such a problem with this
chemical that it pulled supplements that contain it from store shelves. why didn't the f.d.a. do the same thing? >> the f.d.a. is just not well geared to be overseeing republican limits. >> i'm sorry say that again? >> there's a law on the books called the dietary supplement health education act and what it does is basically says that the f.d.a. can't go through supplements themselves and test them as it does with pharmaceuticals to make sure that their safe, but instead it leaves the industry itself to be policing those supplements and vitamins and then reporting if it finds that something's wrong. you can imagine none of the industry companies have any incentive to do this in any real way nor do they have the infrastructure. >> that would have been ok in 1994. >> we're seeing that the f.d.a.
is just not well geared. adding to the problem of lack of oversight, those who actually do run the oversight of supplements in the limited form that it takes at the f.d.a. tend to be people who have worked for a lot of the industry. >> in the industry! >> exactly. >> the whole resolving door. >> it's the same thing we talked about in the wake of the recession where you have the fox guarding the hen house. >> so again that might have been ok for 1994, doctor. 2015 this has to change, correct? >> there's no doubt that we need an update. it's a good move that a number of the states, secretaries general are moving forward on addressing this lack of oversight, because the truth of the matter is it's a $30 billion industry. millions of americans take these vitamins and suppplements every day. unfortunately, the truth is that we don't have a federal oversight committee that actually has the kind of strength and shoulders needled
to be able to look into this. >> you've mentioned a couple of times here, a $33 billion a year industry but if the line gets out that the state attorney generals in a number of states, right, have problems, we've had a story on ariesly about problems with some of the ingredients, what's on the label not matching what's in the pill itself. at some point public trust begins to erode and that industry can go away. >> you would assume so. >> would i be wrong to suggest that? >> one has to imagine who the consumer of these supplements are. these are people struggling to lose weight, get fit, et cetera. if you see a label that says this will cut fat build you muscles, help your york without be the answer to all problems you've struggled with, you're going to assume that's going to work. ultimately, we have a level of trust because the f.d.a. has
been strong and there's a level of science behind most of the products we consume we assume that provides that the vitamins and supplements, as well. that's not true. >> you are describing the snake oil salesman, this idea that we believe in this country in a magic pill to cure all our ills. oh yeah, that is kind of true. >> unfortunately it's an industry as old as time. the irony here is we saw the measles outbreak between december and march and still ongoing, that underlying that is people's fear of vaccinations, what they're putting in their children's body. the same people will buy some of these same unregulated materials, supplements vitamins and take them, purporting their health benefits. we have studied scientifically vaccinations for a really long time where as vitamins and supplements go unstudied and you're up to the whims of the
industry. >> what do we do here with suppplements and how much affect do we put in them. what are you saying and that should people be thinking and with a should government officials be doing with this whole industry? >> the whole idea is beef up oversight whether through the f.d.a. or a different commission. we need a federal level regulator looking into what people say is in those vitamins and supplements. this is a pretty dangerous stimulant. the most similar drug we know of was band because it was connected to the death of two australian service members. we know in people who are going to be more physically active and consuming less calories that the kind of demand these drugs put on the heart can really lead to negative side effects and death and strokes heart attacks being the most common. we really need to rethink how we look into these drugs. vitamins and republican limits are just like every other medication something that needs to be studied.
>> nearly 90 new case of h.i.v. in one small rural county, officials in indiana blame drug use for the outbreak, now as jonathan betz tell us doctors are scrambling to stop the virus from spreading further. >> a small town is struggling with a major outbreak. austin indiana only has about 4,000 people but since mid december the area has seen nearly 90 cases of h.i.v. in a typical year, no more than five people get infected. it is i would i understand's worst outbreak of h.i.v. r., fueled largely by a raging drug problem. many are turning to a popular pain killer, getting it illegally, cooking it and injecting it. dirty needles are spreading the virus. dozens of doctor and specialists have arrived in town, but some
ideas to slow the disease are controversial. we went inside the response, spoke to a recovering addict and have an interview with the state health department. we'll have much more on what is affecting the community. >> you can watch the entire report tonight on aljazeera america. >> issues of grand canyon, a main section of the river is in terrible danger.
>> we are looking closer at a story we brought you yesterday. an environment group is out to the 10 most endangered rivers in america, threatened by industrial projects. nicole, we are all familiar with the river at the very top of that list. >> it's the colorado. yesterday, we focused on the colombia. the colorado especially the section through the grand canyon is number one on the list of endangered rivers. these aren't the necessarily the most i am perilled or poll
loosed ones, but could become so, so they're asking the public and government to try and save them before things get worse. there is a planned reopening of a nearby uranium mine that would cause more pollution to the river. a proposed one and a half mile tram way to help get tourists from commercial developments to the canyon floor changing the landscape of the area. a major expansion to the local town in arizona right now about 200 home sites want to expand to 2,000. that would be a huge expansion. i mentioned the uranium at the top of the list. already, contaminating some ground water in the area because of radioactive runoff, the park service warned hikers not to drink water in certain areas.
definitely something to be aware of so many people enjoy this site and it would be nice in my opinion to keep it a little bit more pristine. >> a lot of folks share that opinion. lovely pictures, the water levels down, but lovely pictures. nicole, thank you. >> a tiny community in nicaragua face as threat from a project designed to help get products around the globe. for years rama culture faced challenges from developers. the push for a panama canal competitor could wipe them out entirely. >> the 140 people who live in this remote indigenous village on the atlantic court of nicaragua don't get many visitors. though stunning in beauty, the region has historically been abandoned by the central government.
it is one of the poorest and least developed corners of the country. the people here live entirely off the land, hunting fishing and farming. the community is also home to the last remaining speakers of the indigenous language. >> we as rama, we like how you see here, we were. we plant eat and we live. >> it lice in the path of the biggest infrastructure project in the world. >> we don't feel too good about it. we shout sad about it. many of my people, they don't know where they're going to live. they don't know where they're going. they must suffer. >> in june of 2013, the anything rag with a government grants the
concession to the chinese holding company. a groundbreaking ceremony was held in december, although there's been little sign of construction since. while anything rag with a's indigenous communities make up only 13% have the population, their traditional land represents more than half the national territory. this is one of nine communities that make up the territory. at a cost of $50 billion the 170-mile canal will mean dredging across lake nicaragua and building locks artificial lake and two deep water ports one here. it will allow passage of enormous ships too big to pass through the panama canal. we went to find what the people think about the massive megaproject.
>> once scattered they fear their culture and language could be lost forever. the people say they have been told little about the project but that employees visited in december and installed this marker. >> in nicaragua the indigenous people have not very much political power. they are few, they are far away, they don't know the languages they don't know the different culture. they are not considered important. >> some of the people we talked to weren't sure what a canal is, but were still concerned the project will destroy their small society. gregory hasn't decided whether he's in favor or against the canal, but he wants to see the government negotiate a fair
settlement. >> fertile anises central land, a hang on the verge of extinction and traditional life for future generations are at risk. >> a milestone for the nfl and professional sports, the first female line judge. she spent eight seasons with the ncaa and began working high school football games in 1999. >> coming up from doha, the latest on the new comments from iran's leaders about the nuclear talks. is it just posturing for a
>> welcome to the news hour in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes, iran's president says there won't be a final nuclear deal unless economic sanctions are lifted immediately. >> we're well aware of the support that a iran has been giving yemen. >> consulting for a halt to saudi-led airstrikes at iran is warned about backing houthi rebels. >> paying back the loans greece agrees to hand over