won't have to face cost-cutting measures themselves i'm with al jazeera. and if you want to keep up to date with all these stories we have been following head over to our website al jazeera.com and you can see the front page with the lead story, the latest attack in the capitol of somalia. >> iraq's prime minister is in washington asking for more help to defeat isil. >> competing proposals to end the yemen war but can all agree? >> it's been one year since boko haram kidnapped more than 200 nigeria girls. nigeria's president elect says he may not get them back.
>> this is aljazeera america good morning live from new york city i'm randall pinkston. iraqi prime minister will meet with president obama and ask for more military support to combat isil. that may not be the only threat against his government. a pair of car bombs went off killing at least 11 people around baghdad. we have more on the iraqi leader and his agenda in washington. >> he he says the arab leader claiming success for beating back isil. now iraqi prime ministerial abadi is taking his victory lap in washington. >> he wants approval to strengthen his handled at home
and in the arab world. >> he was named prime minister last fall, inheriting a country torn by sectarian division that loud isil fighters to capture large swaths of territory after walk over the army. iraq is trying to bridge the divides as well as to engage with the countries sunni arab neighbors, rebuilding relationships that fractured under al-maliki. the retaking of tikrit is where isil fighters massacred 1700 iraqi soldiers last june. that relied on iranian backed shia militias, things that make shias in iraq suspicious and question wheal abadi's limits lie. >> i think publicly, the
administration was admonished for relying on iran and the shia militias and will demand that he distance himself from them. i think that's the extent of it. >> abadi long pushed for more military support in iraq and now that he scored a victory against a common enemy he might find washington in a more generous mood. >> a body's request for more aid comes as some in the u.s. call for more troops on the ground in iraq. right now u.s. service members are providing training and supplying weapons to the iraqi army. in the coming months, the u.s. will deliver arrives body armor and kevlar helmets. a former advisor to the head of
central command join us. thank you for joining us from dubai. mistrust plagued the relationship between the u.s. and iraq through the maliki administration. has abadi restored the relationship? >> he's taken several serious and meaningful steps to improve the relationship, disbanded the office of the commander-in-chief which maliki set up to directly control the iraqi military unit. he's reached out to kurdish and sunni arab communities. there's a lot of baggage left over from maliki, that's what helped create isis. >> the fighting continues in anbar province. i'm sorry did you have another comment you were making, sir did i interrupt you? >> no, go ahead.
>> what do you think will be the most pressing need that prime minister abadi will present to obama? >> i think prime minister abadi is facing a perfect form so will have quite a long list of requests. first he needs humanitarian need from displaced iraqis who have fled to areas like kurdistan. he will ask for military equipment and training for free or with deferred payment and third he'll ask from international organizations like the international monetary fund and world bank, millions of dollars of loans from them, because the iraqis face a $20 billion deficit because of low oil prices. he will meet with business officials for international oil companies and banks and ask for general russ fiscal terms because iraq simply is basically a failed state and cannot pay
its bills or employees right now or even weapons contractors. he's going to be asking for a lot of things from a lot of people promise inc. the situation will improve if they provide assistance. >> american taxpayers who have watched the iraqi engames play out know that this country has spent billions and billions of dollars training iraqis. some troops trained by that the u.s. collapsed when confronting isil giving up vehicles, weapons and tanks. how does iraq prevent them fall in the wrong hands again? >> americans have the right to be war weary. a trillion dollars has been spent in iraq, lost over 2500 american lives spent $30 billion training and advisor
the forces only to see them collapse. the current strategy for iraq is more the same, more assistance, more weapons hoping past mistakes will not repeat themselves but the reality is those past mistakes are likely to happen again unless there's a new framework for political cooperation in baghdad then it's likely the security forces will collapse again or the more pressing problem is that the iranian dom nailed shia militias are guilty of war crimes are emerging to be more dominant. a relative offal abadi said he is going to flee the country sell all his assets and leave because he feels the country despite his relative, the prime minister trying to reach out to the other communities. >> on that very point that you were talking about iranian
involvement in iraq, al jazeera spoke with general alan, special envoy to the coalition fighting isil and the general for whom you have advised correspondent rosalyn jordan asked if it is the responsibility of the coalition to get sunnis and shia to coexist inside iraq. >> the coalition government are very much committed to assisting prime minister abadi in creating the environment of governance that brings to an end the as he sectarian strife that have characterized iraqi politics to this point. >> is there any evidence of progress on that goal of getting coquistence beginning again between sunni and shia he especially when iranian backed militias are accused of atrocities. >> general john allen really is
a national hero and the perfect man for the job. unfortunately, a lot of the situation on the ground is frankly beyond the united states' reach. we cannot shape iraqi leader's world views. we can influence them but they have to decide to coexist and share power and resources and there is a history over the past decades in iraq of genocide, of war crimes perpetrated by all sides. that cycle of vengeance is continuing today. human rights watch, abc news, amnesty international and others have uncovered recent evidence of iraqi war crimes. as i told you earlier those iranian backed shia militias are now much larger and stronger that are not the iraq army itself and have more years now since the liberation of iraq in 2003 committed war crimes, committed atrocities, torture rape murder, summary executions
and never been held accountable for any of those things. this his the problem we face now is we are about to spend a billion dollars more, a bottomless pit really and all we have seen is more corruption, more war crimes and no accountability. that is wipe the current strategy to defeat isil is likely going to face a lot of challenges moving forward. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> the u.s. coalition is reporting some success fighting isil in iraq, the defense democratic saying isil has lost 30% of the territory it once controlled in the north of the country, including the contested cities of tikrit, recently retaken by iraqi forces and bazi now under government control. both are key cities on the road to mosul. >> in yemen the saudi-led coalition carried out airstrikes in aden overnight the southern port city has become a major
battle ground against the houthis, the air campaign has gone going on there for three weeks. >> in new york today the united nation security council is considering a resolution to stop the fighting. we have the latest. >> the resolution is backed by jordan in an aim to stop the fighting in yemen, which is the poorest country in the middle east. specifically it aims to stop weapons from getting to the houthis in yemen as well as to the country's former president and his son. here's exactly how they plan to do it, according to the draft. first, they demand the houthis immediately withdraw from the capital, sanna then they must give up all their weapons and stop acting like a government. they have to give up political prisoner. there's an asset freeze and travel ban on five houthi leaders. this can be enforced by the military. saudi-led air and ground campaigns against the houthis is now entering its third week. the wildcard in the security
council could be russia, which has insisted that an arms embargo cover all parties not just the houthis but also supporters of the government. we will have more coming up in be our next hour. >> thank you. >> gunmen setting off bombs this morning at a government believe in somalia's capitol. five people have been killed after they stormed the education ministry. it's unclear how many have been injured. al that bob said it is responsible. june. >> after a huge explosion, this apartment in a very busy street,
the main street in the capitol. >> it's been one year since 200 school girls were kidnapped in nigeria by boko haram. there is a silent protest. president-elect said it is unclear where the girls are and if they can be rescued. >> on this anniversary the hash tag bring back our girls is trending again and never to be forgotten. an open letter was posted to the girls. >> we will never forget you. we will always stand with you today and every day. we call on the nigeria authorities and international community to do more to bring
you home. >> unicef tweeted this message adding that scores more children have gone i missing in nigeria since those girls were abducted. >> a volunteer sheriff's deputy to killed a black man in tulsa oklahoma. some say he could not have mistaken his begun for a taser. >> a plane makes an emergency landing after a startling discovery in its cargo hold.
>> welcome to al jazeera america. it's 7:46 eastern time. taking a look at today's top stories. hillary clinton is in iowa this morning and holding her first presidential campaign event today. she is visiting monticello where she will visit a college and talk with voters. clinton is the first democratic to enter the 2016 race. marco rubio is in washington today after launching his presidential campaign. he is the third republican to join the race, following senators ted cruz and rand paul. >> the senate foreign relations committee is sit set to vote on congress veto power over a nuclear deal with iran. the white house opposes the measure. secretary of state john kerry is
asking for more time to negotiate a final deal. >> the public outcry is growing this morning in oklahoma now that a 73-year-old volunteer sheriff's deputy is facing manslaughter charges. he shot and killed a black man after mistaking his gun for a taser. we have this report. >> stop right here! >> 44-year-old eric harris made a run for it police say after he tried to sell a stolen gun to an undercover officer. after deputies caught up with him, 73-year-old reserve deputy robert baits helped subdue harris. >> roll on your stomach. now. >> the whole scene captured by officers' body cameras. [ gunshot ] >> i'm sorry. >> the voice of reserve deputy baits is saying oh, i shot him i'm sorry. when baits fired he thought he
was holding his stun gun not his handgun. >> he shot me, man! i'm losing my breath. >> while he says i am losing my breath a deputy replies f. your death. >> he was not violent. he was peaceful, loving, caring, and he was my brother that i'll never see again until i see him in heaven. >> you've got to see there's no way that officer can get this confused for this. >> with respect to the taser it has to be engaged on the side to even be used. this weapons hammerless, a double action resolver. there's no engagement mechanism. >> robert baits is more than 100 reserve deputies in the tulsa department. he is a volunteer assigned to the violent crimes task force
but he has a paying job as an insurance company executive. the tulsa world reports that baits served as a police officer briefly from 1964 to 1965. he also contributed $2,500 to the sheriff's reelection campaign in 2012. he has reportedly contributed thousands of dollars worth of equipment to the sheriff's department. al jazeera tulsa oklahoma. >> law enforcement agencying in maine paid ransom to hackers who highjacked their computer servers. the virus locked their files their back up files also went down. they say they had no choice but to pay up about $300 worth of bit coin. the f.b.i. is now looking for those culprits. >> officials in seattle are asking how did it happen, an alaska airlines plate made an emergency landing after a member
of the ground crew felt sleepy and got trapped on the jet. what happened there john? >> after a four man crew loaded bags on to the flight for los angeles and the plane left the gate no one could find one member of that crew. the crew member thought the man had gone home. he hadn't. that banging is that worker trying to let somebody know that he was trapped in the cargo area as the plane began its flight. the airline says the commotion convinced the pilots to change course declaring a emergency for priority landing. passengers feared the worst. >> just about when the nose was lifting off the ground, we started hearing yelling for help. >> we thought there was something wrong with the landing gear something in back. >> first of all already
nervous, already thinking of the worst. >> on the ground, the worker emerged unharmed from the cargo area saying that he had fallen asleep in there. the worker was reportedly at the end of his nine and a half hour shift. while authorities are investigating the incident, they do not expect to file charges. >> i guess that takeoff woke him up. was there any indication that he was on any substance? >> he tested negative for drugs afterwards, he was just a sleepy man, somebody all of us on this ship can relate to. >> flash flooding is causing flooding in north texas the same area hit with high water last year. it is waist deep in some neighborhoods in fort worth. >> your cup of coffee may be hurting the environment. why a morning mainstay is adding tons of waste to the world's landfills. >> a machine giving new life to
>> on the healthbeat this morning, a simple breath test may predict the risk of stomach cancer. the test extinguishes unique breath present in people with risky precans rouse changes. the test could diagnose stomach cancer earlier. symptoms of often mistaken for other diseases. experts say large medical trials are need to validate the test. >> it's one of the most popular way to may go a cup of coffee, car rig machines. >> these are k. cups and can be
found in millions of businesses and homes. many american coffee drinkers love them, they're quick easy, convenient to make, coffee in 60 seconds. these are not resicklable which means billions of these little k cups are piling up all around the country. last year, the company sold 9.8 billion k cups, generating enough waste to circle the earth 12 times. that kind of statistic has the man who invented this wishing he never had. >> if i could turn back the clock and looked at what happened this would be a problem 20 years from now, i would have done it a different way. >> coming up tonight much more from the k. cup inventor who regrets something having a negative impact on the environment. the company who owns it now is promising to make the cups
recyclable by 2020, but that means another 50 billion more pods by then. >> in today's tech beat, using computers to give a.l.s. patients a voice. it's also helping a former nfl star inspire others. >> the training camp for the baltimore ravens football teams seems deserted, but a.j., the senior advisor to player development is at his desk, as he is every day. >> what keeps you coming here. >> sure, i could have stayed home and gone into exclusion after my a.l.s. diagnosis but coming to work is about refusing to give up. if we are isolated from humanitarian interaction our spirit will wither and die.
>> a driving force on the winning team, o.j. was diagnosed with the incurable disease when he was 37 years old. a neurological disorder, it is also known as lou gehrig's disease and robs the body of all muscular functions. silenced he remains a voice of locker room inspiration. >> do you have something for us? >> get ready for something great, stay humble and healthy. >> o.j. speaks through his eyes, gazing at his computer screen to produce a synthesized voice. >> i have learned to be thankful that i can still communicate through the use of technology. >> this is the state-of-the-art of that technology, the toby i15. >> the cameras found my eyes there. >> yes exactly.
the camera looks at how the light is reeffecting out of our why. >> now calibrated to my gaze, my eyes work the keyboard like fingers. there are almost 3,000 preprogrammed words and phrases to choose from or i can type my own. >> oops, gosh, it's not easy. >> hello my name is jami. >> you probably don't want a mail voice. >> hello my name is that shiny june the silent voice speaks volumes. >> o.j. before was effervescent, his voice is not the same, but i would say it has more power now. people get closer, and we all
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>> this is aljazeera america live from new york city, we begin this morning in yemen. the saudi-led coalition carried out more air strikes in aden overnight. the city has become a major battleground in the civil war. the air campaign against houthi rebels has been going on three weeks. there is a resolution to stop the fighting. we have more on that. >> the security council is set to take up the proposal today but hanging over that vote, that's russia. >> jordan plan to say ask the security council to cut off the flow of arms into yemen and force the houthi rebels to give up land they seized since september, 2014. want country is part of the saudi-led coalition fighting in yemen for three weeks now. it's a non-permanent member of the security council. the move comes amid warnings that yemen is now on the
precipice of an all out humanitarian disaster. >> what is essential now is that an acute crisis that does not evolve into chronicle one. we have all seen what has happened in syria where we have entered into fifth year of not only fighting, but killing including killing civilians. there is still a window of opportunity when fighting and killing in yemen could be stopped. >> the jordan proposal would impose an asset freeze and travel ban on five houthi leaders, as well as place an arms embargo on the rebels. the resolution demands that houthi fighters withdraw from land that's been seized since 2014, cruding sanna. political prisoners would need to be released. the wildcard of the security council could be russia, which has insisted any arms embargo
cover all parties not just the houthis. >> there's also an iran component to the situation. iran's foreign minister has come out with a proposal for ceasefire and humanitarian aid saying in madrid that there needs to be dialogue between both sides and the country needs to work toward a broad based government. >> iran has been accused of backing the houthi rebels. the saudi-led military campaign has sparked a demonstration in tehran. the iranian protestors called for an end to saudi arabia's role leading airstrikes in yemen, chanting slogans like shut the saudi embassy. the u.s. is expressing concern about russia's move to deliver a defense system. russia's foreign minister argues the missile technology is
defensive in nature. he says the nuclear agreement means russia's three year long ban an missile sails he is no longer necessary. >> congress is asking for more say over final iranian nuclear deal a commit key votes today on a bill giving congress to overturn any agreement. >> this could be a crucial day in the talks with iran over its nuclear program not around the table in switzerland with secretary of state john kerry and the 55 plus one instead on capitol hill and in congress where the senate foreign relations committee takes um legislation that would give congress veto power over a deem if the president is to strike one with iran over its nuclear program. the republican from tennessee will take up this legislation saying congress will have the ability to review the deal before the president can waive sanctions against iran. of course sanctions one of the bedrock principles here, the
administration credits economic sanctions imposed on iran over the last several years with bringing iran to the negotiating table in the first place. they say if ran were to comply with a deal, the president would waive congressionally imposed sanctions. this bill which is gaining republican and democratic support, a very crucial point there, would allow the congress to have a review period of up to 60 days before the penalty could do that. the president has said time and time again that this about him would be vetoed if it passes the senate if it passes congress, but the senate is moving forward nonetheless. before heading into a closed door meeting with the entire house of representatives secretary of state john kerry told reporters what was at stake. >> we hope congress willis carefully and ask the questions that it wants but also give us the space and the time to be able to completely a very difficult task which has high stakes for our country involves major national security, major
issues of potential conflict versus peaceful resolution. >> john kerry will brief the entire senate behind closed doors this morning tuesday morning, as the white house continues to try to head off what they consider to be an effort to block the deal. back to you. >> mike viqueira, thank you. >> new amateur video shows what appears to be the aftermath of an attack on a school in syria. this is believed to be from the rebel head city of aleppo. that has not been independently verified. the school was hit by a syrian air strike according to residents. bashar al assad has stepped up attacks on opposition fighters after a rebel held area was bombarded on saturday. >> iraq's prime prime minister abadi will meet with president obama in washington, d.c. this morning, asking for drones, weapons and other military aid to combat isil. >> the u.s. coalition reports success fighting isil in iraq.
the defense democratic says isil has lost nearly 30% of the territory it once controlled in the north of the country including the contested cities of tikrit and baiji who's oil refinery is under government control. both are key cities on the road to mosul. >> four american security contractors who worked in iraq were convicted of killing 17 civilians in 2007 and were and. we have more. >> three of them were handled 30 year sentences another will spend the rest of his life in prison. although all four had cleans records before the shootings the judge said he needed to send a message because of the severe nature of the crime and large number of victims. >> in 2007, one of the mostly notorious incidents of the iraq war era took place, 14 iraqi
civilians killed in a traffic circle in baghdad shot to death by four americans working on behalf of the state department for the private security firm black water. nicholas slat to know, a former army sniper from tennessee was found guilty of first degree murder last october now sentenced to life in prison for firing the opening shots. the other three dustin herd of tennessee, evan liberty and paul slaw were given 30 years each. lawyers for the men said they opened fire because they thought they were under attack by in is your generalities. they said the dead civilians some shot in the back were unfortunate, unintended casualties of war. prosecutors on the other hand called the killing a massacre of innocent people. in court on monday, 100 of the former guard supporters, many in tears described them as small town men who deeply loved their families and their country. >> at any other hint in history
these men would be held up as heroes instead imprisoned to life sentences for defending themselves and their teammates on the most dangerous place on earth. >> the judge said wild and unprovoked shooting could never be condoned opinion it became a test of private accountability for private security contractors operating in iraq and elsewhere. black water which changed its name to z. and now known as academy has received over $1 billion in contracts from the state department since the 2007 shootings. some argue that the jail of four men does not mean that there's sufficient transparency, oversight and accountability for military contractors. >> although the sentences have been handed down, the government won with some novel legal theories didn't actually prove their case in terms of individual culpability and it's quite likely that might be
challenged in appeal. >> many seep it as a victory despite taking eight years to complete. the judge commended the government for finding and exposing the truth of what happened. >> the four black water guards are appealing their convictions ocean they all have reason to believe they were in danger at the time of the shootings. >> some lawmakers say the federal government needs to do more to hold contractors accountable. there is proposed legislation in the senate that would make it easier to prosecute contractors for crimes overseas. >> the shooting death of an unarmed african-american man by a volunteer sheriff's deputy in oklahoma robert baits is now charged with manslaughter. officials say he mistook his gun for a tailer. the victim's family said harris did not deserve to die. >> he was non-violent peaceful, he was loving, he was caring and
he was my brother that i'll never see again. >> there's no way an officer can get this confused for this. >> harris was trying to sell a gun to an officer as part of an undercover sting when he ran. his capture was recorded on police sunglass cameras. the officer is heard saying sorry for shooting him. >> on the agenda today the jury in the trial of dzhokar tsarnaev will be back in court for brief instructions ahead of the penalty phase. jurors convict him last week for the boston marathon bombing and now decide this is sentencing. >> workers are upset over low pay and working conditions. space x will try to relaunch today, trying to deliver supplies to the international space station. the launch was scrubbed yesterday because of weather. >> five law enforcement agencies in maine say they paid ransom to
hackers who highjacked their computer servers. they say they had no choice but to pay about $300 worth of bit coin. the f.b.i. is looking for the culprit. >> one year ago today dozens of young girls were kidnapped by boko haram. >> just ahead, al jazeera sits down with three girls who managed to escape on their own. >> why nigeria's new president said the others may never be found. >> australia is home to some of the world's most exotic island animals, but cats may be the biggest threats to society and we're not talking about lions and tigers.
convicted. >> fighting raged in ukraine in the pressure strong held donetsk. russia and ukraine agreed to pull back more weapons from the front line hours earlier. >> new pictures of the cleanup in the germanwings crash site in the french alps. the french in at her mother ministry released this video. the flight crashed last month killing all 150 people onboard. >> nigeria today is remembering more than 200 girls kidnapped by boko haram. it was one year ago the girls were taken from a school. the country's new president-elect today said the girls may never be found. protestors held a silent march wearing red tape over their mouths symbolizing the silent voices of the girls. >> when your voice is taken from you, which is what the terrorists have done done done to
our daughters, when your voice is taken, you can't speak. you can't exist. but our girls exist. >> boko haram took the girls from a boarding school and while more than 200 of still missing dozens escaped. >> they don't want to talk about the night they were kidnapped from their school. instead, they want people to know how they're doing now, one year later. first, a mental to more than 200 of their school mates who couldn't get away from boko haram that night. >> i will just pray for them that one day, there is hope that one day god will set them free
from the hands of the boko harams. >> these girls escaped from boko haram fighters by jumping off moving vehicles. the armed group had raided a government school and abducted them. the reason why they don't want their faces shown on t.v. is to protect their families and other girls still in school, but they say they need everyone to know that they don't see themselves at victims not anymore. they plan to go back to the school stronger than ever. mary wants to heal people. >> i want to go to clinic and hospital and help people. >> the new school, the american university of nigeria is still in the northeast but they are safe here. they have access to some of the best facilities, all paid for by
well wishers. >> everything here is different from there because there we didn't have anything like this. >> people all overred world. >> teachers say watching the girls grow more confident has been an amazing experience. >> i started seeing a determination in them to succeed, a determination to they're going to make the best out of this tragic situation that occurred to them and turn it into something positive. >> the girls say they are doing well. they haven't forgotten their missing friends but are not going to let what happened that one night a year ago define the rest of their lives. >> the mental is be brave and courageous, you are great and you are merely made to be a great person. >> they say the next time you see them, they will be graduating. al jazeera. >> the executive director of women was appointed under
secretary general at the u.n. and served as the deputy president of south africa. it's a pleasure to have you with us. that hash tag on that social media was on fire a year ago international condemnation and yet those girls are still missing. how frustrating is that for the families? >> extremely frustrating. it's also sad that we have not been able as the world to actually work together to do everything that was possible to find the girls. you know there's an approach to terrorism these days, extremists seem to perpetuate with precision which targets girls the enslavement in parts of the world, the rapes the denial of rights the denial of access to
education, and i think the response to it has not quite caught up with this targeted approach which almost makes being a woman and a girl in areas of conflict more dangerous than being a soldier. >> they are specifically targeting girls. in fact, a new amnesty international report today said that sips the beginning of 2014, some 2,000 girls have been kidnapped by boko haram. we're not just talking about these girls. >> yes. in fact, the fact that the numbers are so huge and yet the noise is not proportional to the size of the tragedy that you are witnessing is also very frustrating to us young women and many other -- >> they must do more than make noise and have a hash tag on social media. what is the u.n. security
council need to do. >> at the end of the day somebody has to be there with the appropriate infrastructure, security exhibits to engage with the terrorists. i mean, it's encouraging that we have seen a multi-national force taking this as a collective responsibility but i think we need an intensity stronger than it is now. >> we ought to have protected them. each and every one of them. the next thing we ought to have done is rescued them and up to now we have not done that and that's a shame for this country. >> women in nigeria have been leading the calls and president goodluck jonathan who just lock an election has been credit sides for not doing enough. should these families have hope that with a new leader who is a former military guy who takes
power next month there may be hope to find these girls? >> i would hope that that was a clear message from the people of nigeria that they want their security to be attempted to, and of course, the call for the girls has been constant every where in all the time i have spoken to the nigeria women and people this is an issue that is upper most in their mind, so i'm hoping as a leader, you respond to the demands of your people to the extent that you can. we ourselves would want to collaborate with that government in whatever way we can to make sure that they are successful in whatever they will do to search for the girls. >> you have been a u.n. woman for a while. do you believe this ideology you refer to, this terrorist ideology that specifically targets girls is a growing problem in the world? definitely is growing iraq, isis, we see that a lot. i have seen it where rapes
and -- >> we are talking in turkey, rapes in india rapes on college campuses in the u.s. >> the question of the response is what really concerns us, that the world is not catching up fast enough and the investment in fighting back on behalf of the girls is not of the size and at the level at which it needs to be. >> thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> thank you. >> on this anniversary the hash tag bring back our girls is trending again as are the terms shaback girls and never to be forgotten. nobel prize winner posted an open letter to the girls. >> we will never forget you. we will always stand with you today and every day. we call on the nigeria authorities antinternational community to do more to bring you home.
>> unicef also tweeted this message, that scores more girls have been abducted since the girls were abducted. >> five people in mogadishu have been killed. al shabab claims responsibility. >> we usually think of cats as pets but in tasmania, they're wild and spreading disease and eating other animals. an illness has wiped out most tasmanian devils on the idol. >> trapped in a cage and angry this wildcat is considered around tasmania as dangerous vermin. farmers are setting electronic
cat traps. >> they can see the bait and in the air in there it comes from inside and that snaps the door, latches back. >> the first cats were brought to australia in 1804, the wildcat population today is in the sends of millions. in tasmania, there are thought to be twice as many cats as people. they are causing big problems. for farmers it's the disease they spread, making pregnant sheep lose their unborn lambs. >> it's an economic issue for the farmer losing a large proportion of sheep in their first year. >> feral cats are thatting through other species they seat small ma'am malls liz arizona and in sects traditionally the animals prey to animals of australia. >> you take anything out of that linkage, you get severe effect one way or the other. australia has the worst history
of mammal extinctions in the world. feral cats reminding us increasing numbers are only going to push that extinction record further and further. >> why so many cats in tasmania in particular? a lock of these take his manian devils is part of the answer, as cat numbers go up, the number of tasmanian devils has gone down. it's not because the cats are eating the devils. it's because the devils are no longer eating the cats. the devils and their piercing cry are in trouble. a disease has wiped out three quarters of them. >> that grows into a gross ugly tumor on the face, mouth and head and the devil ties of starvation. >> as they do less scavenging,
there's more for cats. devils aren't eating at many kittens. to most australians abcats are pets but say wildcats should be consider add different species. >> he wants to be america's first latino president senator marco rubio begins his campaign. >> jonathan martin goes inside the world of payday loans.
>> the senate foreign relations committee votes today on a bill giving congress a chance to review any final nuclear deal with iran. the white house opposes the measure. secretary of state john kerry has been meeting with congress asking for more time to negotiate a final deal. >> the united states nations security council is set to take up a proposal to put an end to fighting in yemen the proposal would impose an asset freeze and travel ban on five houthi leaders as well as place an arms embargo on the rebels. >> we must change the decisions we are making by changing the people who are making them. >> florida senator marco rubio making that announcement we've been expecting for months that he is running for president. rubio joins fellow senate republicans ted cruz and rand paul in what is likely going to be a crowded field of contenders running for president in 2016. he has more on what he'll bring to the race. >> in front of thousands of
supporters in miami monday, marco rubio made it official. >> tonight grounded by the lessons of our history but inspired by the promise of our future i announce my candidacy for president of the united states. >> at 43 years old rubio is now the youngest candidate in the 2016 presidential field. the first term senator cast himself as a forward looking next generation leader, a contrast with jeb bush and democratic hillary clinton. >> we americans are proud of our history, but our country has always been about the future, and before us now is the opportunity to author the greatest chapter yet in the amazing story of america but we can't do that by going back to the leaders and ideas of the past. >> rubes announcement came in the shadow of miami's freedom tower which served as a processing center for cuban refugees fleeing cuba.
rubio insists in just a generation one of those reef refugee's children is running for president. >> i can have the same future as those who come from power and privilege. >> his story could have widespread appeal to hispanic americans. he is well versed in immigration reform. in 2013, he co sponsored a bill with senators known as the gang of eight calling for titler border security, legal status for undocumented workers and a pathway to citizenship. many republicans like bed it to amnesty and were infuriated at rubio. for the past two years he has distanced himself from his own legislation. his own campaign staff says he is beginning this presidential race behind his former mentor
jeb bush and scott walker. walker has the early buzz and bush a larger knelt work of donors. rubio insists there is no down size for a lean yet ambitious presidential am pain. president-elects he notes are usually about the future, not the past. david shuster, al jazeera. >> rubes announcement means he could face his political mentor, jeb bush. bush has not decided if he will run for president but it is widely expected he will run. we're going to talk about this now with david heller, the president of main street communication, a democratic political consulting firm, joins us from miami this morning. do you think this is going to deter jeb bush from running this announcement by rubio? >> i don't think it deterse jeb bush one iota.
marco rubio is not jeb bush's problem. >> is the jeb bush versus marco rubio battle parallel to the hillary clinton versus bay battle in some ways, a young fresh face versus an establishment candidate? >> i think that would be marco rubio's ideal scenario, but the reality is no, there's few parallels. marco rubio's in a tough place. the republican party has three basic wings. you have the establishment wing, which includes the more moderate republicans, you have the social conservatives and you have the tea parties and evangelicals and none of them are a natural if it for marco rubio. jeb bush is clearly the choice of the establishment wing. marco rubio has no base here. >> he was backed by the tea party on many issues, but does it really come down to minute at the end of the day who gets the nomination and does rubio have what it takes to attract the big donors that bush most certainly
will? >> i don't really see again where he gets that money. i don't see who his natural base is. he did have tea party support in 2010 when he ran against charlie crist, but his positions on immigration reform, there are many people in the republican primary who would be much more attractive to the tea party. >> sounds like you're down playing his impact, but does rubio affect the way jeb bush presents his platform? >> it hurts him in the sense that they're competing for the same donors and there may be florida based money that might organizing go to bush. there may be some volunteers that go to rubio that might otherwise go to bush, but by and large, marco rubio's not jeb bush's problem scott walker is jeb bush's problem. >> why do you think there is so much attention paid to this?
is it because it's somewhat unprecedented to see a political prodigy run against his mentor? >> i'm not really sure the degree to which jeb bush is really marco rubio's mentor. i don't know that that's exactly true but i think that it is -- i think it's interesting when you have a young fresh-faced charismatic guy with a peculiar sounding name promises change in a presidential primary. people say oh, we've seen that recently. i think he gets some attention that way. when you break it down and go ok iowa caucus, new hampshire the four early states, show me where marco rubio is running better in fourth and it doesn't really exist. >> it's early days. he is certainly getting a lot of
media attention. thanks for joining us this morning. >> my pleasure, stephanie. >> an investigation is underway in seattle after an emergency landing involving an alaska airlines jet. passengers and crew heard crisis for help from inside the cargo hold. john henry smith is here with the story of a surprise stowaway. >> no one was more surprised than the showaway himself aboard this flight 448 far from looking for a free ride, the person who raised the ruckus was an airport worker who just wanted to get out. >> not long after alaska airlines flight 488 took off from seattle headed to los angeles, the pilot and passengers in first class heard screams. >> screams from underneath in the cargo area. >> screaming and banging from underneath the plane. >> we thought there was something wrong with the landing gear. >> at some point a u.s. marshall
emerged out of nowhere in first class and he started yelling really loud into the ground, hey, we're turning around. we're getting ready to land. hold on to something. >> the airlines the commotion convinced the pilot to reverse flight 448's course back to seattle 14 minutes after departure, declaring an emergency for priority landing. passengers feared the worst. >> we were landing and we saw all the fire trucks and ambulances, and the cops, and all of us started getting antsy. >> once the plane stopped a discovery. >> seattle police and fire department officials helped find the crew member that was inside the cargo hold area. >> the crew member was a ramp agent. the plane had taken off with him inside. authorities led him to a waiting ambulance, but not before he told them how he had become trapped. the worker said he had fallen asleep in the cargo area.
when he awoke, he was horrified to learn of his predicament. alaska air said the plane's cargo area was pressurized so the flight likely wouldn't have killed him. for passengers, the unscheduled landing turned into just a minor annoyance. >> people were just kind of patient, which was cool and everybody stayed really calm and nobody freaked out. >> none of the passengers were deplaned. the same aircraft turned around. >> the flight arrived in l.a. a little more than an hour late. the worker was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out as a precaution. he is expected to be ok. after he was attended to, the unidentified worker's system tested negative for illegal drugs. the leader of the baggage handling crew said he called the workers phone when nobody could find him after the flight was loaded. the leader said he assumed the worker had gone home.
the aviation company said the worker had been at the end of a nine and a half hour shift that start at 5:00 a.m. >> while authorities in seattle are investigating the incident, they do not expect to file charges against that sleepy worker. >> i know what it's like to start at 5:00 a.m. >> we both do. >> an investigation is underway in washington state to figure out what caused a slab of concrete to fall from a highway overpass killing a family of three. it crushed their pickup truck 30 miles from seattle. construction crews were working on the highway when something went wrong with a barrier wall. >> the side portion of that bridge collapsed and came down on the roadway. how that happened we don't know yet. that's part of the investigation. >> the victims were a young couple in their mid 20's and their six month old baby. >> in this morning's money beat, for millions of struggling americans, payday loans are
their only way of staying float but it comes with a big interest rate and more debt. in is this states, the industry is barely regulated. >> thelma fleming learned an expensive lesson about payday loans. >> i got caught up, and you make choices, that was a very bad choice. >> two years ago she lost one of her two jobs. short on money for bills she went to a payday lender and took out a $300 loan. in two weeks when it was time to pay it back, she didn't have the cash, so she took out a second loan to pay off the first and that continued. >> so, you just do it over and over. >> she took out loans at seven different that lenders all with triple digit interest rates. in the end her debt ballooned to $2,000. >> it took a whole lot of operating for me to come up. >> thelma's story is common.
people looking for a short term loan getting caught in a cycle of debt. >> if i believe what i read in the paper i probably wouldn't like me either, you know, but i know the truth and i know the customer base, and 95% of our customers like what we do. >> troy mccullen owns 31 cash lending store fronts in louisiana. at his business is someone taking out a $100 loan is charged a $20 fee. that amounts to a 521% annual percentage rate. >> lawmakers have pushed for a 36% cap. >> that would absolute drop the industry out of business. >> why? >> when you come in and put 36% that would mean i would only be allowed to charge $1.38 on a $100 loan, which breaks down to 10 cents per day. >> if the business model is they can't make money without charging triple digit interest
rates, maybe she shouldn't be in business. >> john moehler runs the louisiana budget package, monitoring issues affecting the state's low and moderate income families. >> the customers they look for keep coming back month after month to take out these unaffordable loans. we are talking about people who are always working people, but who don't make a lot of money and really need some help to make ends meet. >> they prey on people, because there are so many of them, and they know what enables to put them in. i'm speaking of me, black people because that's where they are. >> your industry has been called predatory and abusive. do you think that's fair? >> no. we're not predatory at all. just because someone calls you a name does not mean that it's true. >> louisiana law limits the amount someone can borrow from one payday lender to $350, but
recent bills to cap the annual rate and the number of loans a person can take out each year have failed. most states have some type of restrictions on payday loans and 12 states have banned payday lending. >> this industry that grown out of control in louisiana. >> moehler homes the consumer financial protection bureau will introduce a national set of rules, giving war rows more time to pay the loans. >> the federal government regulates the banking industry at the federal level the payday loan industry should be absolutely no different. >> i don't see the need for a national mandate that's going to overreach what we've been operating successfully here for 15, 16 years. >> but there should be limits, you agree. >> i think we have the limits that need to be in place here in louisiana. >> thelma fleming is finally out of a financial hole, now retired.
>> i make do with what i have. >> she lives on a tight budget but said payday loans will never be an option again. al jazeera. >> a look now at a story gaining traction on aljazeera america.com, a no report finds more than 50% of public assistance goes to working families where at least one person has a full time job. that means they make so little money they require medicaid or food stamps to survive and that is the case of one millennial who has a full time job but buys her food with government assistance. >> i felt bad about being on food assistance for a while. >> do you think you really, really need it? >> well yeah, eventually, you realize even though i'm 24, i still have responsibilities. i still have hopes for my future and if i need to be on food stamps to make that happen, then maybe i really do need it. >> workers below the poverty lane receive $153 billion in
public assistance every year. >> a new report said americans are spending more than ever on prescription drugs. the increase was driven by the release of dozens of new medicines and a surge of people newly insured under under the affordable care act. the 4.3 billion prescriptions were filled last year with a price tag topping $374 billion for pharmaceutical companies. >> after five decades of military dictatorship, myanmar's economy is booming. american companies like gap coke and pepsi are investing there. human rights activists worry the economic recovery is being built on the backs of children. >> like many mothers in myanmar she faces a dreadful decision, to see her family go hungry or send her young children away to
work. >> i wanted to go find work in the city, so i asked my mom to look after the kids. she didn't want to. there are no jobs jobs for women in the village. my husband doesn't have a job. we are poor and can't take care of our kids well. >> by the time her son turns 12, he may have to leave school and his family. many kids from this village end up a three hour drive south. in one of the thousands of tea shops, we met this child. since moving leer thee months ago, he works from 6:00 in the morning to 9:00 at night for over a dollar a day every day of the week. he's 12. >> i have sent $70 back to my family so far. >> could your family survive without you working? do they have enough money? >> it would not be very good. >> the owner of this tea shop insists this is not child labor. for him it's a service to
society. >> we don't torture these kids or force them to work. we take them in and give them work so they can support their families. they have a place to live and eat. if we didn't take them in, they might end up in a worse place. >> five kids work here, serve the food and wash dishes and after work, push these tables together and fall asleep on top of them. >> brokers help fuel child labor, delivering children to employers for a fee. >> a teacher and activist spoke to us. >> a lot of people use brokers. if they need cooks at their homes, they call a broker sometimes. if i need one girl or two girls. >> our local producer heard about a full time broker living in this apartment building. her two friends and our photographer went in with a hidden camera posing as clients. they got right to business, negotiating over the broker says commission for finding a
12-year-old house maid. the broker agrees and asks her to call back in a few weeks. that's how casually these deals take place. back at the tea shop, they were given a day off so we could go to the village together. at home, his $35 a month salary goes a long way. >> a sack which rice costs $20 and lasts a month. with his money, we can pay off the debt we owe for it. i let him work only because we are not doing well. >> when she is finished in speaking he suddenly started to cry. >> he wanted to do more. he wanted to provide more, and he wanted them to get out of
this situation but now he can't fulfill that, so that's why he feels sad. >> al jazeera myanmar. >> they might be the most important in sects in the world honey bees pollinating your food. what's killing them and the new push to save them. >> recreating an historic moment, abraham lincoln's last ride before his assassination.
>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 8:52 eastern. china today unexpectedly released five female activists on bail, arrested last month on international women's day for provoking trouble. they had apparently planned to demonstrate against sexual harassment. their lawyer said they were released because of international pressure and lack of evidence. >> in japan a court prevented two nuclear reactors from restarting citing safety concerns. >> concerns in brazil after
thousands of dead fish washed up on rio's shores. this lagoon is meant to be used as a competition site for next year's olympics. the water quality in rio has been an issue ahead of the 2016 games. competitors are concerned about possible health and safety threats. >> on the science beat, the danger of dying bees. bees around the world are dying upwards of 30% a year over the last decade and no one knows why. with billions are dollars worth of crops at stake scientists are racing to find out. we have this report. >> you look down in there you'll see bits of nectar and pollen in there. they didn't starve to death. >> something else killed them. >> jeff anderson is a third generation beekeeper. he's trying to recover from the death of 70% of his stock, part of a worldwide trend of disastrous losses in the numbers of bees. like hundreds of beekeepers
around the world he rents hires to farmers so his bisi onile-ere bees can pollinate crops. >> in the 1970s, it was a walk in the park to be a beekeeper. >> now he faces trouble his predecessors couldn't imagine. with help from fell bekeepers he's bringing the bees he has left away from commercial agriculture to detoxify. >> this frame is full of honey. that should be a sign of a well fed, good, healthy population, but these bees died anyway. these bees have a special protective layer quarantining this. it's that signal that that these bee keepers concerned. >> several blame the rise of new chemicals, a highly toxic pesticide used to treat the seeds that farmers buy and the that's taken up by the plant
from the soil. >> i think about a plane spraying a crop or somebody spraying the crop, but you're saying through the soil. >> these pesticides are applied to the soil and to answer ported to all parts of the plant making it toxic to the in sects that bite into it. this is evidence of the systemic transport. >> this chemist studied the effects of pesticide for 20 years. she said there is almost no federal research into their effects on bees. >> we haven't seen indication that the usda or e.p.a. is interested in pursuing it. they wish it would just go away. >> the problem is to severe, the white house formed a task force to create a plan for saving bees and the e.p.a. won't approve any
new uses for the chemical. protests in the u.k. and europe led to a two year moratorium on the use of the chemicals but u.s. farmers growing big cash crops are using the chemicals widely. in an email, one of the largest manufactures of the chemical argued that a lock of genetic diversity, natural occurring pests and the rigors are a life trucked from crop to crop could be to blame for the death of bees. one of the biggest problems with the misguided focus on the chemical the company said is that restrictions on use will almost certainly result in the application of much greater amounts of older broadly spectrum perfected have pesticides which are much more harmful to bees. with no idea how to keep his bees alive. jeff would the family business may die with him p.m. >> i would like to be optimistic that my kids would choose to do this.
it's a necessary business, but realistically is a tenuous way that make a living right now. >> 150 years ago today, abraham lincoln was assassinated. a group of horseback riders monday reenacted his final journey. he left the white house april 13 for a quick trip to a cot acknowledge just outside the city the next day went to ford theater to watch a play with where he was saturday night. he side in the morning on april 15th. >> we have the latest on the fighting in yemen and u.n. effort to stop it. tomorrow morning increasing the minimum wage, thousands expect at rallies across the country. that's it for us here in in the morning. we leave you with a live look at the national mall in washington. 150 years since the assassination of abraham lincoln. thanks for watching.