a triumphant return. >> our view is clear as to what their obligation was, which was to arrest basheer the international criminal court lashes out at south africa for defiance in arresting south sudan's president an allusive target. >> i'm not in a position to confirm the results of the strike the u.s. goes after a former al qaeda leader inside libya, killing him - but questions
remain about the terrorist dubbed the uncatchable. >> hard lessons. >> i'm a little worried about classes resuming. i hope children can rejoin thousand of children not at school after an outbreak of m.e.r.s. more cases of the disease the magno carta. >> 800 years ago on this day king john put his seal to a document that would change the world. britain's royal family takes part in celebrations of the landmark peace treaty that eventually gave rise to the u.s. constitution. constitution. good evening, this is al jazeera, i'm antonio mora. we begin with an statement to arrest a man accused of
genocide. the sudanese leader was greeted with a hero's welcome in khartoum by hundreds of supporters. he fled south africa, avoiding a warrant for his arrest by the international criminal court. his departure is a blow to the campaign to capture him, and he's accused of war crimes. as a member of the i.c.c. south africa is obligated by anyone. in the past a number of african countries have not cooperated with the a.c.c. accusing them of bias to leaders. safely home and out of reach of the courts. the sudanese president wanted by the criminal court left south africa after attending an african union summit despite a high court order that he should stay in the country until they ruled on whether or not he should be arrested.
>> the impact of his living can be regarded as the ends of justice or contempt. he is a member of the united nations. apart from being a member of the au. and being the head of state, his country is being part of the united nations. the court was ordered to investigate how basheer returned to sudan. obligations were upheld to the i.c.c., the government ignored the rule of law in favour of an agreement with the african union that sitting heads of state should not be arrested. >> this is in line with sentiment that the i.c.c. targets african states and lacks credibility. >> this is 2015 not 1715. the concept of a european funded ngo, trying to enforce a
european directed and funded course forcing black africans to send other black africans to europe in chains is incdible travesty. >> the au intend to set up an african court of justice. there's no indication if the court would take up the allegations against basheer jonathan betts joins us with a closer look at basheer, and the charges at the center of the controversy. >> omar basheer is the only head of state wanted on genocide charges. he seized power in a coup, and four years later was appointed phe was elected this year with 90% of the vote. he has been a wanted man since 2009, when the international criminal court based in netherlands issued an arrest warrant for him. he's accused of war crimes and
crimes against humanity. the charges stem from conflict in dudi sudibyo's darfur region beginning in 2003. he told the militia to quell the uprising. militia are accused of mass killings rape and forceable removal from tribal land. more than 300,000 were killed. 2.5 million were displaced. since the warrant was issued. basheer travelled to a number of countries, mainly to member states, asia and africa. the court cannot compel the countries to arrest them, only that they have the legal obligation to do it. several have not cooperated with the i.c.c. saying the court targeted african leaders. it may explains why basheer is able to return home without too
much of a problem joining us now, rebecca hamilton a former lawyer and author of fighting for darfur and a struggle to stop genocide. here is a guy accused of directing genocide in darfur and has an arrest warrant from the i.c.c. accusing him of crimes against humanity. there was a court order. should there be consequences for south africa. >> yes, there should. there'll be statements of condemnation. i think the bay of consequences is concerned about its own judiciary, they had the moment respected judiciary on the continent. >> the government ignored what the courts wanted. >> exactly. >> he travelled to djibouti kenya, chad - and none have
arrested him. does he care about the i.c.c. arrest warrant is this. >> indications are that he cares. he can't get on a plane without having to look over his shoulder, he had to change travel perhaps, and the exit from south africa is not under conditions that you should exit a country from. >> under those circumstances for sure. >> as we heard in the story, there's antagonism the african union, the arab leek. it's accused of being, in effect, that they shouldn't have issued the arrest warrant. they talked about the i.c.c. being irrelevant. given what we are seeing do
they have a point? >> i think the i.c.c. relevance is rest in the fact that basheer had to leave the country. >> it's failed to bring many people to justice. >> it's not the i.c.c.'s responsibility to prand. apprehend. they issue the warrant and it's up to the political leaders. >> they won't do it. what is the point of having the court. >> the law gets this in the end of the if we had this conversation about war criminals. they would have seemed like finaling tifs from justice. today they are standing trial. >> that was a special court, specifically addressing yugoslavia, the former yugoslavia. when it comes to the i.c.c. it has been cases against african leaders, which have gone nowhere. >> i think the counter
prosecutor makes an interesting point saying you can look at it as cases against perpetrators, or those standing up for ar can victims, what we are -- african victims, we are hearing from some victims. there's only one view. if you speak as i have done for numbers of interviews with darfuries themselves, they see the court as hugely relevant and supportive of justice. >> it's an important point that the prosecutor makes. talking about darfur something you know well having spent time in sudan, and writing about it, do you think if the atmosphere had been what we saw a decade ago, that this wouldn't have happened, he wouldn't have been allowed to leave easily. >> it's possible. the pressure from the global public might have been brave enough.
one of the tragedies of darfur is people are suffering from the concept, yet the world started to turn away. >> good to have you with us. it's a terrible tragedy what happened today over the past 15 years or so. let's hope things improve. good to have you with us. >> thank you. >> in neighbouring chad, 27 people were killed in attacks targetting police. it happened earlier today in the capital. police say suicide bombers carried out the twin attacks outside the national police headquarters and a police academy. officials suspect the bombings were coordinated by boko haram, but the group has not claimed responsibility. chad has been a major ally of nigeria in the fight against boko haram. >> kenya said it killed an al-shabab commander. 10 of the rebel fighters died as they tried to overrun a military camp. the leader was responsible for two attacks in 2014 that killed
60 people. britain is working to confirm if one of the dead is a british citizen. >> u.s. secretary ban ki-moon is calling for a humanitarian pause in the fighting in yemen. hashem ahelbarra is there, and reports that the talks got off to a slow stamp -- start. >> reporter: the united nations secretary-general hoped to meet all factions in the war. that didn't happen because all factions were stranded in djibouti. they missed the first day of the talks, because the egyptian government refused permission for their plane to fly over to switzerland. for ban ki-moon the gathering is an opportunity to pull yemen from the brink of disaster. >> yemen's existence hangs in the balance.
yemen bonds. the parties have a responsibility to end the fighting and begin the process of peace and reconciliation. >> ban ki-moon called for a 2-week truce to allow aid delivers to the needy. the chairman of the yemeni government delegation blamed the houthis for the continuing fighting. >> there'll be no ceasefire unless houthis withdraw from all, and stop all fighting on the ground. unless they release all hostages prisoners. >> reporter: meaningful talks will start when the houthis arrive in geneva. for now, neither the houthis nor the government are willing to make concessions. >> we are not happy with this version of taking the security
matters in our hands. who will fill in this vacuum this state institution, police and army are not able even to protect themselves. >> reporter: fighting continues across yemen. those loyal to president ali abdullah saleh say they stopped an offensive. >> yemen's neighbours and key international players are here. they don't seem to have a united approach on how to solve the problems. all agree the humanitarian crisis must end a former al qaeda lead aring was the target of a strike in libya. the mate of mokhtar belmokhtar is unclear. the u.s. has not conducted air strikes in libya in about four years. john terrett has more on the intended target. >> reporter: over the weekend
u.s. war planes carried out an attack in eastern libya, the tart mokhtar belmokhtar the leader of an al qaeda group in libya. >> we watched, waited and struck when ready. >> reporter: within hours it was said that belmokhtar was dead. autopsies were going on. the white house was cautious monday. if mokhtar belmokhtar was not a household name until today, he is well-known. >> he has a long history leading terrorist activities as a member of aqim he is an al qaeda-terrorist. >> reporter: although the united states suspected him of being a leading jihadist pinning anything on him proved to be a tall order. in august 2, '01, belmokhtar was blamed for leading an attack on a plant in al jazeera --
algeria. three americans were killed. special forces raided the site and many were freed. after the attack belmokhtar claimed responsibility saying they did it for al-qaeda. by july, the u.s. had a $5 million price tag on mokhtar's head charging him with terrorism. the question remains, is he dead. belmokhtar killed so often. the french military coined a nickname the untouched table. the united states is attempting to work out who else might have been killed when the f-15 attacked a strong warning from russia today from the u.s. moscow said it would retaliate if n.a.t.o. restored weapons and tanks near
the russian boarder. russia is calling it the most aggressive act since the cold war. >> the "new york times" is considering moving enough weapons in place to equip a large number of tourists. the three states would get enough to outfit a company. 450 troops - roughly a battalion of equipment for pollen romania and bulgaria and hungry. >> we know about the decision we support the decision. we are waiting for it. light or heavy, it was made a long time ago. >> a pentagon spokesman said no decision has been made so far. france decorated five americans. it was to save the lives of four french men, a greek f-16 fighter jet crashed into five planes at
an n.a.t.o. space in spain. two french pilots were killed. a u.s. airman ran into the fiery wreckage pulling many to safety. >> i didn't see the plane crash, i heard the explosion. i saw people running. i went around the plane and looked. it was a fire wall a huge fire wall. my first instinct was to run. i kind of tried to stop and keep a cool mind and think. stay rational and that was where all the italians and french were. >> he was recognised with the legion of honour. four american air man received medals for assisting in greece they are near a tipping point. athens and creditors engaged in a blame game talking about the country's default and possible exit. that prompted an e.u. official
to say the time had come to prepare for a state of emergency. greece has two weeks to come up with a 1.6 billion payment owed to the international monetary fund a scathing report takes aim at the international community. sa study where world leaders are accused of neglect. >> and the white house's release of six detainees from guantanamo
bay. police in georgia arrested several people suspected of having ties to i.s.i.l. an imam is accused of encouraging two teenagers of going to syria to join the armed group. two others were detained at the airport. they were ethnic technicians. fighting between kurdish citizens have been forced to flee by thousands. they are flooding into turkey. >> reporter: a couple of hundred meters from here, and the
islamic state of iraq and levant is in charge - for now. this surge of refugees is escaping assault by syrian kurdish fighters the i.c.g. on the border town. air strikes helped the y.p.g. push forward. >> we lost our home. fierce fighting forced us to leave to save our children. before that life was okay. >> we were terrorized by i.s.i.l., we left because of a heavy bombardment from all sides. i'll never go back. in there you die 100 times a day. >> the y.p.g. had talabia in their sites. i.s.i.l. controlled it for 14 months. the towns people say it's deserted. y.p.g. commanders says a few i.s.i.l. fighters are left inside and they control the only road to raqqa, which is i.s.i.l.'s capital, 80km away.
this is the fourth time turkey opened the border. most of the people have been waiting 24 hours through the carrying everything they can manage. for the most part they look relieved to make it through, they'll be processed by the turkish authorities and allowed in to turkey. >> this woman hurt herself, scrambling in over razor wire. nearly homeless she'll join 1.7 million syrians in tuckey. safe but stranded as the country crumbles a new report from amnesty international is critical of the global community for what it calls a jamful failure on the refugee crisis the study says more than 50 million have been forceable oil displaced from their homes. 86% living in developing countries. 4 million fled syria alone. 95% are living in neighbouring
countries. a u.n. humanitarian appeal is 23% funded. there are 3 million refugees separately in sub-saharan africa. in the first five months, 1,865 died trying to cross the mediterranean the director of global issues and research at amnesty international international led the team to drafted the report by amnesty international and joins us via skype from surrey england. good to have you with us. amnesty believes the rev gene crisis is the worst since world war ii, and you place the blame on world leaders. who are the worst culprits? >> i think this is a case where there are so many culprits. most of the international community, most countries in the world are not sharing the responsibility for the major refugee crisis and there's
multiple crisis, the biggest of which is in syria. it's the country's neighbouring syria. there's 4 million refugees in those countries. the international community is not stepping up to provide the countries with aid, sufficient aid or helping to resettle the refugees in other countries. >> there are serious problems on every continent and antarctica. >> what are world leaders to do? many face populations who don't want refugees. how do you convince them to do more, and take positions that are unpopular. >> it's not a problem that will go away it's likely to get worse. we are not seeing an end. refugees have a right to seek international protection that's what they are there for. we say to world leaders, you
have to step up in charge of providing financial assistance to the country. for example, lebanon, 1.4 million refugees from syria. the u.n. has a figure for the number of refugees that need to be resettled around 1 million. at the moment annually some countries offer no resettlement. >> what recommendations do you have to resettle 1.5 million over five years. the way of the world is going, isn't that a drop in the bucket. we could see more new refugees over the five years, that those resettled. >> sadly, yes. resettlement has to try to keep pace. there are countries that could offer places but don't. there are governments that need to talk about the issues for
resettlement, instead of politicizing the issue. should the solution be more focused on ending the conflicts. >> absolutely. >> we have to look at root causes. conflict, and have a - how they occur. while we look at the issues we can't neglect the millions that are forced out of their homes because of conflict and persecution. and we condemn them to live in dire conditions, or say that you have to host a refugee population of over a million. it's sufficient support for the international community. >> raising very important issues, good of you to join us. thank you. >> thank you political tensions between australia and indonesia are heating up. why allegations of bribes to migrant smugglers are at the
i welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of sfrgs sal news -- international news the vatican sends an archbishop to trial for sex abuse, another resigns over his handling of clergy misconduct. stories across the u.s. - after month of political speculation, forker florida governor jed bush announces he is running for president. he spoke to 3,000 supporters in miami, highlighting experience as an education supporter and out lining disagreements with president obama on foreign policy. colorado supreme court says
employers can fire employees for using marijuana off the job. the court said that because the drug is unlawful under federal law, it's not a league off-duty activity. recreational and medical marijuana are legal under colorado law a person charged with helping two to escape from new york state gaol. joyce mitchell pleaded not guilty. both convicted murders who broke out of the clinton correctional facility. more than 900 law enforment are involved in the mann hunt. australia leader is dodging questions about whether the navy paid people smugglers to turn around and take people back to indonesia. the boats arrived on their shores, many are demanding answers. andrew it's a major scandal in
australia. >> reporter: it has, australia is famous for the way it deals with refugees coming to shore by boat. tough policies. many have been sent to terrible camps in other countries, where frankly they are left to linger. few are through. another tough policy turning back boats says it has happened in the past. they refuse to answer questions g the specifics of what goes on. in what they call operation sovereign borders. members of the navy or spies working on behalf of australia at sea paid a total of $30,000 to six people traffickers. in a sense, australia is paying the criminals it's condemning.
bribing them. the government will not engage with that question. as my report shows. >> reporter: did australia pay smugglers to return these asylum seekers to indonesia? monday australia prime minister was asked repeatedly to confirm or deny the allegations. he refused. >> the consistent position of this government has been not to comment on the operational details of what is necessary, and what has been done to stop the boats. >> reporter: stopped by bribing smugglers - the allegation is that six crew members on a boat carrying asylum seekers were spade $5,000 each to turn around. >> we spoke to the boat passengers, and they confirmed that the australian authorities did pay money to the boat crew. and they were turned away into
the open seas. it would go again everything we are advising and urging states to do in this situation. >> reporter: turning boats around means not helping asylum seekers, and paying smugglers not to smuggle could encourage others to start. >> translation: such payments, if true could be an incentive for fishermen in australia to get in a race for cash to snuggle asylum seekers. >> reporter: lawyers say paying smugglers to carry people anywhere would probably broach national and international laws so any prosecution would be led by the australian government, so it's not likely to happen. >> there's a question of legality, and a question of what is right and wrong. on any face of it it would be wrong. >> indonesia's minister summoned australia minister. >> i look forward to the
opportunity to talk to him directly. we are concerned. >> reporter: indonesia launched its own investigation too. would australia government really pay criminals to stop committing a crime? a week ago the idea of that would have seemed ludicrous. the prime minister's repeated non-denial and mounting claims suggest that these payments take place, remarkable and as you see, lots of people demanding answers, not getting them. >> including indonesian leaders making clear they are not happy about it. what would happen if the allegations turned out to be true? >> well, indonesia's vice president overnight, monday into tuesday, it's tuesday morning in australia. he called the allegations - he said they would amount to bribery if they are correct. he wants answers. they launched an investigation
into indonesia. it doesn't look likely that australia is going to formally give answers to indonesia or anyone else. tuesday morning, there were allegations that this is not the first time it had taken place. there are allegations that under the previous government that allegations that they were engaged in paying people smugglers as well. it's a bit of a mess an opaque mess at the moment. everyone is digging around for answers, and not getting any from the australian government. >> a big mess. a new report says many united nations peacekeepers are abusing the people they are supposed to protect. a decade after an attempt to address the problem, a draft report find a third of abuse cases involve children. james bays reports. >> reporter: in haiti, where the u.n. had a peacekeeping mission for over a decade, the report found u.n. soldiers had what it
called transactional sex with 200 women. money and gifts baby care its, medicine clothing and electrical goods were handed over by the soldiers. for decades there has been exploitation, it's clear it's going on. a victim of a rape in haiti told al jazeera she reported the attack to the u.n. but didn't hear more. >> children used to stand around the camp waiting on the soldiers to give bread and cookies, i today there to. one pulled me over when i got there, he pulled me inside the barbed wire, covered my mouth and raped me. >> kofi annum in 2003 laid out a policy of zero tolerance. it's not working.
they are angry with one part of the report: >> it makes one sad to think the united nations which is supposed to be the gold standard for quality and ending sexual violence around the world, would even consider for a split second the notion that it's romantic to have a relationship between a peacekeeper and the civilian - anyone in the civilian population they are sen to protect. >> i asked a spokesman with the u.n. secretary-general why ban ki-moon doesn't name and shame the countries involved. >> it's their intention to do that. if you look at a continuum over the last few years, the transparency has increased. it has increased to a level we should be satisfied with. >> tuesday, a major review of
peacekeeping operations will be published. al jazeera learnt that that will raise the issue of sexual abuse by peacekeepers and urge more accountability the vatican charged a former archbishop with child sex abuse days after creating a tribunal. a vatican prosecutor ordered a criminal trial for a papal ambassador in the dominican republic and is accused of abusing children. the former archbishop was defrocked. here in the u.s. two catholic bish somes in st. paul and miles per hour resigned. they faced complaints involving priests. archbishopon needs that and an auxiliary bishop. they submitted resignations to
the poem. >> thee filed criminal charges. accusing it of having turned a blind eye to support of misconduct. the pentagon transferred detainees from guantanamo bay. it was the first guantanamo bay prisoner release in six months. the pentagon said it was not in the u.s. security interest to keep them locked up. the government has already approved half of them for release. >> joining us now is jeffrey adda cock, a former senior advisor, and a director for the center for terrorism law. colonel, good to have you with us. these six men have been recommended for transfer for five years ago. they'd been in guantanamo for
13 years. do you belief they pose a security threat? >> that's the question. hundreds have been deposed. a third of them lied to us. i thought they had seen rehabilitate in the battlefield. that's the question. >> there's a big debate over that number. it's only around 17", confirmed as coming back to supporting terrorism. there's art about the standards, and the other 13% or so that they are talking about. it's fuzier as to whether they went back as to how many will pose a threat. >> we don't know. that is people that joined physically the fight.
whether or not they influence other individuals. they had the right to retain people until war is over. we are not detaining them to punish them but to keep them. >> defense secretary carter issued a statement that there was a mitigated chance of post release terrorism by the men. under the circumstances, why keep it incarcerated. it's costing the public a fortune to keep them incorporated. we've seen the people there. of course we do have individuals that think this will be the policy to do. unless we are 100% sure, my position is that we should be in no rush to free the individuals,
because the war on terror is expanding. i.s.i.s. is on the move iran is a foe. many of the individuals roam from terrorist group to terrorist group. there's a lot to lose. >> what is the proper use. >> donnal rums felt - gismo should not be documented. this is not something compare ail to the ber dog case where the men were released to gain freedom. >> well again, the purpose of the detention facility is to keep the individuals from rejoining forces. if you try to negotiate where jihadists, they want to kill you. that's the way it is. there was no kit mow when 9/11 occurred. when you say you want to close gitmo, it's almost as if you
apologise for something. incinerating 3,000 people. >> is it the case in this case, to have yemenis resettled to oman, sharing a border with yemen, which is in the middle of a civil war. >> my point exactly. the middle east is on fire. yemen, somalia, syria - where are you going to send them. what assurances do we have that they will not across the boarders and rejoin the jihad. >> good to have you with us thank you for your perspective. >> under control, but not over. that's the safety of the outbreak of the deadly m.e.r.s. crisis in south korea, despite new cases and death. >> the eruption of a volcano forces the evacuation of nearby residents. >>
miss in hong kong arrested nine people after a raid uncovered explosives in an abandoned warehouse. suspects may be connected to activists, opposing a billion who can run for political leadership in hong kong. it will be voted on on wednesday. the death toll from the mercedes stands at 19 with three more deaths. the government and world health organisation assess the virus is not spreading. the outbreak is not open next. >> reporter: monday morning, it's back to school for these children living in the outskirts of the capital. the m.e.r.s. scare forces colleges and universities to shut their doors. some are anxious about taking their children back to class, even if they are wearing
protective masks. >> translation: i'm a little worried about classes resuming. >> reporter: every pupil is checked to make sure they don't have a temperature. teachers are looking out for other symptoms. the aim is to reassure children and parents that they have nothing to fear. >> translation: we mitigate parent's concerns. >> reporter: not every school is resoaped. many kept the doors shut. this is one of 400 that is closed across south korea. located near there has been a report in education establishments pt the suggestion looms large, some are taking no
chances. >> reporter: here, the samsung medical center, they have a large hospital. they suspended the bulk of the services. after being identified. in this city on high alert, every precaution is being taken using hand sanitizers and space masks. some fans are undeterred watching the baseball game. >> i'm not that worried. no one is affected with m.e.r.s. around me. >> reporter: so far the virus is confined to hospitals, medical staff and patients. the world health organisation says there's no evidence to suggest that m.e.r.s. is spreading or mutating in june or is one easily passed between people. doctors continue to keep a close watch on all. all everywhere can do is try to carry on as normal.
nepal has reopened most of its damaged heritage sites in a bid to boost tourism in the wake of deadly earthquakes. 870 died, hundreds of thousands of buildings and structures were damaged. six of the seven world heritage sites that were closed are open again to tourists. >> it seems a safe place, it seems. people have to help to reveal everything here for sure. there's too much around. there is a lot of work to do. >> 800,000 tourists visit nepal every year. more than 1200 villages have been captured from their homes. the volcano erupted after a month of seismic activity and a rupture at the mountain killed 16 people cuba in the spotlight - an
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american cities? >> did somebody get shot? fault lines baltimore rising only on al jazeera america [ clapping ] a celebration in england marking the 800th anniversary of the signing of the magna carta. queensland and other dignitaries paying tribute to an influential market. signed in the year 1215. the magna carta had a profound impact on western civilisation. it helped to inspire key parts of the u.s. constitution and the universal declaration of human rights. for a community living not far, today's celebration is ironic. they are facing eviction from
the land they've been living on. jonah hull has their story on disused private land an eco community gathers around a fire. deep among the sycamore trees they live in home made dwellings, subsist awful the land with well water and solar power. >> this house was built by mary building this home at running meet the great charter or magna carta was signed. it represented the freedom of the individual. it's a notion that is beginning to wear thin as the new openers planned to develop the land. this community faces conviction. >> this has put in place an authority under section 63 under the criminal justice and public
order act. which is a prevention of the event this evening. >> this is tyranny. this is an ause of your power. >> in is abuse of your power. the villages say they face harassment. >> the establishment saying "you think you free me. here is some of our law. and today we are told we are not to have our celebration. by a circle wearing the crown. to doing the queen's work. >> the queen's country seat visible from the city. her magesty's law viewed with disdain. >> i don't believe that anyone has the right to draw line on the map, and to decide that this is mine and this is yours.
the land is everybody's. >> it's not judgmental. they go up there and judge - rich people are judged poor people judged. we are equal. to enable that to be created. as magna carta celebrate that it's unlikely the village would see the 80 or so residents. the arbitrary exercise is alive as well. now our global view segment, a look at how news outlets are reacting to various events. the star of toronto rights about the magna carta saying: it says the messy history is evidence that rights can't be declared, they have to be fought for over the course of time. under the headline "a flawed
institution", the u.k. weighs in on the international criminal court. the president being tried is remote. it shouldn't be a surprise. they triumph over international justice. the i.c.c. is all we have and we should support it. it's not much of a threat to anyone kofi annan rights in the korean herald about the crisis and writes that migration is one of humanity's oldest activities and will condition until the pour and vulnerable flee cuba is playing host to the art world. it's bringing directors and art lovers from all over. it's taking place at app historic moment. >> it could prove to be a big boost to the artists.
reporter: an ice skating rink with pretend ice in the middle of tropical havana. it's a highly anticipated 12th beanal a. it all about change. there was so many regulations and prohibitions, and they are like throwing a drop of water on a dry desert. they are absorbed at lightening speed. >> 10 years ago, they barely had enough room to paint on the floor in his tiny apardment. he has the freedom to buy and build his own studio. his latest paint inks economicing a relationship
between cubans. >> she is pure beautiful, dangerous, like a jelly fish. it can greet you in five languages, but ends up selling you cigars and women. >> cuban art is a booming business auctioned at sotheby's: like others, it refers to cuba's complex relationship with the ocean and northern neighbour 142km away. it refers to the tens of thousands of cubans across the waters, to make it to the other side michael uses american and cuban administration with empty bullet cartridges and barbed wire to describe decades of tensions, and the long-awaited birth of a new relationship this is called fiesta.
that is what we are living, preparing for a party, and waiting to see if it's possible to be friends, not enemies. >> the paintings are exhibited in a showroom selling for tens of thousands. further proof that cuban art, like cuba is becoming a focus of world attentions. scientist say they'll learn more than expected from the newly revived fillet comet lander. it contacted the space agency for the first time since batteries went dead. once communications are stabilized it will resume caughting observations and experiments. tomorrow - a well-known presidential candidate from a different view. how hillary clinton and jed bush are seen