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backing bashar al-assad. >> the russian federation is sending military equipment and human tri aid. . >> russia confirms sending hardware to syria, and the u.s. warns the kremlin not to escalate tensions white house win. >> they understand that this is a dangerous world and it is for
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that reason they make sure iran doesn't get a nuclear weapon. >> the showdown over the iran nuclear agreement hits capitol hill, and the vote in the senate blocked record rain fall - floods wash away homes forcing the floods of thousands in japan almost human. >> it walks on two legs like you and i do and has long leads. >> the discovery of thousands of bones in a south african cave could transfer what we know of human evolution. good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. we begin with concerns in the u.s. and europe over what may be russia's growing involvement in war in syria. today reports say moscow has troops on the ground and participating in military
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operations. israeli officials say several troops arrived in syria days ago, setting up a base in latakia. russia confirmed on thursday it was sending more military assistance to syria, but russian foreign minister sergey lavrov said the troops were military advisors training the syrian army on thou use military weapons. and it's long known that russia supplied syria with military equipment. secretary of state john kerry phoned sergey lavrov to warn him against an escalation of the conflict there is a major russian military build up in the port and an at airfield in latakia. the city says it's to help bashar al-assad and his forces. russia's foreign minister admits russian air crafts are delivering military supplies and humanitarian aid, but denies military build up.
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>> translation: we've helped and will continue to aide the syrian government to stop a repetition. syrian scenario and other events that occurred in this region, because of an obsession with western partners of ideas of changing unwanted regimes. >> syrian opposition says russia is sending ships, carriers and naval infantry to syria. there's reports of troops fighting on the ground in syria. russia is sending more vessels. russia maintained a military base at a syrian port along the mediterranean since the 1970s. after the collapse of the soviet union, it was eager not to lose that spot. meanwhile, in eastern syria, fighters from the islamic state say they are making gains. the video from i.s.i.l. showed the group overrunning a small
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base near the military airport. and took control of military positions, including a regiment close to the airport. inside the city, i.s.i.l. fought government forces in three neighbourhoods. most of the city is under i.s.i.l.'s command. government forces control several areas. they are struggling on multiple fronts. the government relies on iran and shia militias, which are the main fighting force. it depends on russia for military and political survival the u.s. is scrambling, trike to figure out how to deal with the latest move. president obama has reportedly called for a national security team to come up with a plan soon. rosalind jordan reports from washington. before sergey lavrov's confirmation. the u.s. government has been concerned about an apparent
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build up of russian military personal and equipment inside syria. the russians have been allies of the government of bashar al-assad. but the u.n. has constantly warned moscow not to provide concrete support for bashar al-assad's government, as it fights a war. the u.s. is concerned that the presence of additional troops could be destabilizing. because of its ongoing fight against i.s.i.l. meant that the u.s. and the syrians agreed not to engage. the presence of a large and powerful military force in the form of the russian military could aggravate tensions and cause something that the u.s. does not want to the have to respond to. there's this. the russians have long had a longstanding military presence at a military installation.
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it's the russians only access to the mediterranean sea. the u.s. government has been concerned about anything that would help bashar al-assad stay in power and certainly the support of a very powerful nation's military could help bashar al-assad achieve that. >> a defense analyst and columnist joins us via skype from moscow. good to have you with us. as you know, there's a series of pictures on social media showing russian soldiers in syria. do you think russia is in the middle of a significant military build-up, or are russian troops in syria was the kremlin claims, there as military trainers. >> there are russian troops in syria, that's a fact. they were there for many decades. in the cold war there was more, up to 10,000 taking part in syria's combat in syria and
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lebanon. now there are combat troops, the marines guarding the russian naval base. >> is there an dreincrease in t number of troops. >> there is some. russia has been sending a lot of new weapons, and some of these weapons appeared on - caught on different types of social media. maybe there's more advisors and special ists. russia may increase its presence, and syria may take part in action in - armed action against i.s.i.s. at least vladimir putin said that we are putting it with that possibility. it's a bit premature now. >> talking about that, but if that is the case, if russia is going to get involved in the fight against i.s.i.l., is there a chance that russia will
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coordinate with the west? >> vladimir putin is working on his idea of a big collision. the plan for the middle east, a coalition that will empower everyone. americans join in, nikolobashar al-assad and the iranians. >> is vladimir putin trying to retain the kremlin's influence in the middle east, or is this an attempt to help bashar al-assad and improve relations with the west by joining in the fight against i.s.i.l.? >> of course it's important for russia to keep bashar al-assad in power. and because if he stays in one form or another, it keeps their base, a military foot hold in syria. it's important for russia to
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form a big deal with the west. we should find a way to resolve the ukranian crisis. that will maybe divide the sphere of influence. a comment of foreign minister sergey lavrov that struck me is how he criticized the west's obtegs with changing unwanted regimes. that's a nice way of referring to a rage team that by all accounts tortured and massacred its own people, using chemical weapons against those people. why is there such a big disconnect with how most of the world sees the bashar al-assad regime and how the kremlin does. >> it's personal for vladimir putin. he talks about how iraqi was killed, family was killed. saddam hussein was killed and some of his family. huh milos ovic died in prison.
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and they project their outcomes on himself. and once the west - was the west to know that if bashar al-assad stays, i stay. they are afraid they are sending dictators, that he may be the next to come. >> in the end is it about russia protecting its interests, including the naval base in tatis. >> no, i believe it's important and vladimir putin was talking about that recently. yes, he believes there's a possibility to break ice with the west. and there - maybe we won't have to have a war fighting in ukraine. vladimir putin is not a crime. he's not a conquerer. if there's a possibility to make a deal under the table, he's always for that. >> very good of you to join us. thank you. >> thank you the first of 75 u.s. troops
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arrived in nearby egypt today. they are part of an effort to boost security for international peacekeepers in the sinai peninsula. it came after several u.s. troops from wounded from an explosion from an improvised explosive device. it is believed that i.s.i.l. was behind the attack, but it had been in the works for weeks and not a results of the attack a senate democratic phil fist you buster blocked a resolution to rejects the iranian deal. opponents have a week left to derail it. the white house is seeing this as a foreign policy victory. >> president obama tweeted saying it was an historic step and the world is safer for it. the position now almost unassailable as the white house beat back the challenge against
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rising opposition, and barring a reversal over the next seven days the deal goes into effect a week from today. >> this is the moment the white house has been waiting for. though a majority of the senate and 54 republicans oppose the iran nuclear deal. the effort to move the debate forward fell short of the filibuster. republicans were crying. >> colleagues supporting the deal say the deal is flawed. it's not the best. it needs improvement. when did a bad option in the senate bament the only option in the senate. >> the upshot the iran deal is in the clear. >> the science that underpins the agreement, using confidence, that this is the best confidence to eliminate the existential threat of an iranian nuclear weapon.
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>> thursday's vote came at the end of an intense lobbying vote. the white house launching a public and private campaign to sway members. opponents, and the pro-israel a.p.a.c. group mounted pressure to aid congress. >> vatsers were urged to -- voters were urgeled to call barbara and ben. >> col son and mccartney urged them to oppose this deal and tell them we need a better deal thursday mccall ski voted with the white house, cardon voted against the deal. sensing an issue that resonates, presidential candidates are taking up the fight, and conservatives in the house are not giving up. seeing the cause was lost in the senate. they hatched a new plan, alleging the white house has not disclosed all sides of the deal,
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including between iran and the i.a.e.a. republicans threaten to sue the white house, arguing that it has not made good on a promise to release all documents related on a deal before it votes. >> that is an option that is possible. >> the claim is misleading says the i.a.e.a., and the spokesman dismissed it out of hand. >> we have been clear that the documentation included all the documentation in the possession of the united states government and had been provided to government. >> though it lives on as a political issue, opponents will have to regroup. supporters have won the day. >> the senate spoke, and spoke with a voice and declared that the historic agreement to prevent iran obtaining a nuclear weapon will tanned. >> though the deal goes into effect a week from today, the white house wants to emphasise that the sanctions will not be lifted for some time.
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iran has to be verified by the i.a.e.a. as abiding by the conditions. >> is there much that can be done with the lawsuit? >> it's a hail mary, they had some success, they haven't been thrown out of court over the affordable care act. it's in the courts, but tenuous. it's unlikely there'll be a reversal barring a revelation around documentation or anything that happens in the outside world. ex-ternal facts. it's very unlikely that it will change, but it will linger in the senate. >> mike viqueira in washington. now talks aimed at ending the war in yemen takes place next week. the u.n. says representatives from the houthis, yemeni
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government and the general people's congress will take part. the violence continues. a soldiers from saudi arabia was killed during a cross-border gunfight. and sanaa was rocked by a series of air strikes by the saudi-led coalition. they appeared to target a weapons depot, and houses belonging to houthi leaders. >> an astounding discovery in a south african cage. bones of an unknown relative. he'll talk to a lead researcher. and protests in india, angry grouds demand that a saudi arabia diplomatic accused of rape is stripped of diplomatic
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in our "in context" segment a discovery that changes the way we think about the human family tree. scientists in south africa revealed they've found the largest collection of fossils of the species of honon 'em discovered in africa. we have more. >> reporter: it was unveiled in front of the world's leading scientists and media. a new link in the evolutionary change. this is a home owner, one of our earliest relatives and new species of primitive hominid. part ape, part human. >> it walks on two legs like you and eye and has long legs. the feet are like yours and mine.
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but if they were standing next to us, you would not think they were a human. they were 5 foot tall. it would have a phoney head the size of my fist. the brain was the size of my fist. small and primitive in shape and high soldiers like an ape the fossils were found at a cave, at the cradle of human kind, a u.n.e.s.c.o. world heritage site in south africa. never before has so many fossils been found in one place. there are 15 partial skeletons. what is significant is what it tells you about the behaviour. scientists say the remains were put there suggesting a burial ritual. something until now scientists thought we, homosapiens did. >> we don't see any evidence of symbolic behaviour that they are doing, yet that emotional basis,
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the social basis, some recognition that a dead member of their own group, species is special in some way. that is what we are seeing here. it may be one of the first steps towards humanity. >> reporter: it is revolutionary. there was thinking that the brain grew bigger before, at the same time the body became like ours. but with this it's the other way around. scientists don't know how old the fossil is. but it could have emerged around 2.8 million years ago as a species. and could have been on the earth 100, 000 years ago. the south african's deputy president was delighted. it confirmed south africa as a rich source of answers to one of our greatest mysteries, where a quick reminder you can we are now joined via skype from north carolina by steven, professor of paleontology of duke university, one of the lead
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researchers involved in the incredible discovery. i can only imagine how excited you all were. when did you know this was something special. >> initially when we saw pictures of bones at the bottom of the chamber in the rising star gave. we thought we had a single skeleton. multiple bones, we organised a 3-week expedition because we thought we could get a schell tain out in three weeks. by hour number two, it was clear we had multiple individuals coming out of there. it was clear when we look at the bones we were not sure what we were looking at. this is something nup. >> you found 15 distinctive individuals, the belief is there could be more. >> we are able to distract 1500 human fossils, and left thousands down there. we don't know if there'll be more individuals, but there's
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more. >> the excitement involved, not knowing what you had found. i know one of the operating theories is that it is a member of the homogenus, but it's not an ancestor to modern day humans. >> we are not sure where it fits in. it shares features with later humans, homoerectus and us. it's primitive in other ways. it fits in the window between the little austral pits, andhomoer ect us like us. what it does it is muddies the waters a bit. we now have a number of species that fit into that time frame, and they share different features and are primitive in different ways, and complicates the picture in fascinating and fun ways. >> you are not clear on when
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they lived. you hope you will be at some point. it is conceivable that it could be the earliest whomman 'em. >> it is possible. we have no idea about the date. we are working to get dates for the material. it looks like it's an early thing, and it could be the earliest member of the genus. it's possible it's 10,000 years old. that will be remarkable that the 500 cubic centimetre brain running around. >> the report says that it could have been around 100,000 years ago. it's possible that they co-existed with modern homosapiens and neanderthals. >> it's possible. without a date, we have no way of knowing. >> one thing is significant is where they were found, a cave. the operating theory is it's a burial chamber indicating awareness and intent:.
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>> we are able to rule out almost every explanation on how they came to be there. we can recall out that they were dragged in by carnivores or a catastrophic event. the onliening is they were purply dragged into the -- only thing is that they were purply dragged into the gave. we are talking about early humans with brains the size of the oranges. we think of the disposal of the dead as a human characteristic. >> beyond the disposal, it's conceivable to access the chamber they would have needed to light the way with fire. that could uproot the theory that homoerectus was the first member of the homogenus to do so. >> that's right. the chamber in the cave has been in the dark zone. we are certain about that. it's a tortuous passage way back
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there. i can't imagine them doing it without light. >> a national gee i can't graphic article -- geographical article says one thing is for sure. if we learn about a homoname because a couple of cavers were skinny enough to slip through a crack in a well-explored cave, we are can't be sure of what else is out there. >> that is spot on. we have made so many great discoveries, and learn that the family tree is it bushy. it complicatesings this, but it's a fantastic position to be in. >> so good to have you with us. thank you. >> thank you. the u.s. steps up, increasing the number of syrian refugees that it will accept. that's coming up. >> the palestinian flag will fly at the united nations, over american objections.
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welcome back to al jazeera america i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news, rescue crews race to airlift people trapped by raging floodwaters in japan. first, stories making headlines across the u.s. in the american minute. a judge ruled the six police officers charged in the death of freddie gray will stand trial in
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baltimore. the defense argued jurors from the city would be bias against the police. the judge said he'd reconsider the decision if the court is unable to find impartial jurors. joe biden is leading a push to clear a bag log of untested rape kits. the government to commit $80 million to have them processed. 70,000 have not been tested for d.n.a. leaving sexual assault investigations in limbo tomorrow is 14 years since the seven attacks. today a memorial opened to the public at the crash site near pennsylvania. the airline jet was one of four hijacked. thanks to heroic passengers, it's the only one that did not reach its target, the u.s. capital. >> the president challenged long-held leaves against al
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qaeda. in an introduce, hamid karzai was asked if he denied that al qaeda existed in afghanistan even though he was $during the attacks. >> reporter: in september 11, 2001, was the taliban operating in afghanistan. >> i have come across the taliban, other groups calling themselves different names, different outfits of extremists and terrorist. we have report about them. i don't know in al qaeda existed, and i don't know if they exist. >> you can see more of the exclusive interview with hamid karzai on the website aljazeera.com/upfront. tomorrow we'll look into the biggest national security threats that the u.s. faces today while europe is divided on how to deal with the influx of fleeing conflict zones, the
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white house is willing to take in refugees in syria. >> this year that will end the fiscal year at the end of this month, the united states is on track to take in about 1500 syrian refugees. the president directed the team to scale up that number next year. and he informed his team that he would like them to accept - at least make preparations to accept 10,000 syrian refugees in the next first call year but human rights groups say the u.s. needs to do more. human rights issued a statement saying in part: the group called for the u.s. to: greek police saw the largest
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number of refugees cross into macedonia, and the refugees did not receive a warm welcome. we have this report from there. >> reporter: from the islands in they took the ferry to the ma mainland, travelled through the night, reached the border in the morning. it's poring with rain. many are not prepared for the weather, children are soaked to the bone. yet the refugees are determined to continue their journey. it's one full of obstacles. macedonian border police blocked their way. frustrations grew once more. rain continued to pore. impatient, the refugees press forward. the police push back until it was too much to cope with. this is not the first time for the macedonian border guards to use force. others could just not wait any more. yet again risking their lives.
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some said they were running out of money, others out of time. macedonian police eventually let everyone in, in the rush, feared that the border would close once again. they left their personnel belongings like cars, nappies for babies, sleeping bags. shoes for children and the tents, that they would probably need, because they have more countries to go flow. -- four countries to go through. for a while the border state comes, aid workers and volunteers were getting ready for another human wave. most refugees stuck on the greek islands had been evacuated. 20,000 people are expected to stream through here, in the coming hours and days. some people lived in the area also came. the plight of these men, women and children hit close to home. >> translation: why are we doing this? our ancestors are refugees. i'm doing what my grandfather
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and mother experienced. >> reporter: after weeks of travelling clean clothes are more than welcome. his parents left syria 45 days ago, entering greece through the island of rhodes. they feared their baby would not make the crossing, seas were high. >> translation: we are not extremists, we know it will be difficult. some don't want us, it's better than syria. >> reporter: it's that belief and hope that gives them the strength to continue a voyage full of uncertainties. nearly 30 pro-kurdish politicians were stopped by the police as they tried to march to the embattled city. police say they stopped the members of parliament from entering the town to keep them safe. they argued they were there to
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stop the violence. the city of 80,000 has been understand a government imposed curfew. despite the curfews scattered gun fire was heard throughout the day. 31 have been killed. turkey's president recep tayyip erdogan accused the kurdish political party of having ties to mill tant. >> the u.n. secretary general assembly approved a proposal to raise the palestinian flag at its headquarters in new york. many that sustained were from the european union. james bays reports. >> reporter: the general assembly, pt representatives of the nations of the world had before them a vote about internal practices. >> we shall considered... >> it was a highly charged and symbolic one. should the u.n. fly outside its headquarters the flags of observer states like palestine.
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before the vote the u.s. ambassador told colleagues, they should say know >> raising the flag outside hours is not an alternative to notions and will not bring the parties closer to peace. >> she did not stop a victory for the palestinians. 119 in favour. 45 abstention, including irur nations. after -- e.u. nations. moments later condemnation from the israeli ambass for in his last speech to the general assembly. >> the real campaign is whether the united nations would raise a white flag, and surrender the principles of this institution itself. >> the counterpart said that this was an important moment, about more than a flag. >> raising the flag will signal to our people everywhere who are
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watching us tonight, that their freedom is inevitable. and that international community supports them in their journey for justice for their rights and for the independence of their statef palestine with jerusalem as the capital. >> the resolution that has been passed says that the palestinian flag will fly for the first time, 20 days from now, when world leaders are gathering in new york, and happens to be the day that mahmoud abbas will be making a speech to the u.n. general assembly. >> this is the place outside u.n. headquarters in new york, where the palestinian flag will fly, besides the flags of other nations of the world. the timing in itself is a victory for the palestinians in india protests erupted outside the saudi arabia embassy in delhi. demonstrators are planning a
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saudi arabia diplomat accused of rape bedenied immunity and be punished. two from nepal say they were raped hundreds are calling for his arrest. >> we are demanding if a diplomat is engaged in peaceful work, diplomatic work, there's a provision of immunity, here a diplomat with serious allegations is sheltered in the name of immunity - we are against that the saudi arabia embassy in new delhi denied the allegations protesters in lebanon are rallying against a plan to end the garbage crisis. activists say they'll physically stop the trucks carrying garbage to the land fills. >> if caused the track to pile up. it remains to be seen if the plan requires parliamentary approval. >> in venezuela, two people were
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injured when supporters of gaoled opposition leader leopoldo lopez clashed with pro-government protesters. leopoldo lopez is accused of in citing protests in 2014. he's been in prison for a year and a half. government supporters burnt the flag as police in riot gear tried to maintain order. a verdict is expected soon. >> deluge in japan. a record breaking rains and floodings forcing hundreds of thousands to flee. making sure american taxpayer money is not wasted and has a positive impact in south sudan.
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dramatic roof-top rescues in japan after rain caused flooding. 100,000 were forced to evacuate. it caused a leek of water from the fukushima nuclear plant. the pictures are frightening. what is the late is on the situation now? >> what we can tell you is that the focus of this crisis today has moved into the north and north-east of japan. two more have broken their banks, the river inundating the town of as abbingy city. in that area, 400mm of rain has fallen in the past 48 hours.
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and this is already on sodden ground. authority yits are on high alert. in the pacts we saw yesterday. they were to the north of tokyo. 2,000 personnel hit the ground running, to provide relief and rescue in the areas. they have resumed rescue work. authorities believe 350 spent the night in shopping centers. there was not enough that people could do to pluck them off the roofs of those houses. 350 people remained during the night, awaiting rescue. now, i think that the live pictures we see from the areas
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show that the crisis subsided a little. there are not raging torrents in the towns. but it's a critical situation. >> incredible pictures. how many do we know about the nuclear power plant. there was a statement about the groundwater at the plant, the -- was exacerbated by the rain. it was said that the dilution of radioactive material was below what would be causing concern. that is a watching brief for officials in japan. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> mexico's colima volcano
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erupted, spewing ash. it has erupted on and off for the last two months. the surrounding area has been blanketed by ash. it's in the ring of fire, one of 14 vul canos. >> the u.n. is stepping up efforts to combat malnutrition. since the small african country gained independence, the u.s. spent hundreds of million in military aid. there are questions about how that money is being spent. >> in is south sudan's first and only paid highway. since it was completed, it's become a vital trade route. it leads to the border of uganda, and is the quickest way to reach the port of uganda. 50km in, drivers stop at this
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tiny store for a drink or a diaper. before the highway was built i made 1500, now i make 200 or 300 pounds. >> it was funded by u.s. aid. not one sent was given to the south sudan government. u.s.a. i.d. designed the project. hired the contractors and oversaw each mile of the highway until the end. we have a responsibility to the taxpayers. poften estimate it was efficient and effective to go through a nongovernment organization, or a partner to make sure the researchers get to the people that need them. >> south sudan's auditor-general
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says the americans have the right approach. >> it's not enough to write sa check and go away. >> these trying to track where every dollar is going, including billions donated to south sudan and other countries. >> in terms of the infrastructure, and agricultural investment and investments in human tri resources, children, schools - i haven't seen it. if i haven't seen it. it means money hat not gone there. >> reporter: he can't say what happened to the money donated. his advice - donate money, oversee the projected to ensure every dollar reaches the intended destination. >> pope francis will add africa to his list of pilgrimages and
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he'll visit kenya, uganda and the central african republic. africa boasts a growing population of 175 million catholics. every trip will mark the fifth continent that he'll visit. >> with clean water, people are fighting back against armed gangs in pakistan making a living stealing millions in water. strangers in a modern land. members of a south pacific island nation with a vision of their lives. complz
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karachi is pakistan's largest city, one of the largest with 16 million people. there's not enough clean water to go around. making the situation worse armed gangs are staling water and selling it on the back market. off the radar, karachi's water use and the fight to shut it down. nicole johnson reports. >> reporter: on the outskirts of the city, hidden from view an illegal water station. the owners have tapped into an underground pipeline owned by the state. all day trucks fill up with stolen water and sell it across karachi. >> translation: we sell containers of water for $4, then they resell it to the people, a whole tanker, for $25. >> reporter: the water mafia
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thrives on the fringes of the city. armed gangs control the neighbourhood. what is here? >> selling water. >> reporter: this is one fr karachi's illegal water pumping stations, what is shocking is the water comes from a sewage well, it's then piped through here, powered by a couple of motors and sold on as drinking water to the people of karachi. karachi only has enough water to meet 50% of its needs. the waterboard estimates around 30% is wasted, stolen. it's a powerful business, worth millions of dollars. water barons with 30 to 40 tankers, earn about $16,000 a day. the waterboard is cracking down on them. over 200 pumping stations have been raided. >> this illegal money is also supporting other illegal and terrorist activities in karachi. they survive in an area.
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this area affected with the terrorists and gangs. >> over 70% of the stolen water is sold to industrialists. five years ago this fabric dying plant was closed because there wasn't enough water. the owner buys from the black market to keep his clothing business open. >> they are holding it. this is because a few big people are involved in this. who are the caretakers. those who are the people who are making money, good money out of that. from the people. because the mafia people cannot do such a big operation like this. >> reporter: despite the crackdown, the leaders of this underwater world are still operating. the cost of illegal water in karachi has doubled.
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somewhere, someone is making a lot of money. now a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to events. china's "people's daily", says how the visit of xi jinping will go a long way to counter rising tensions, citing a number of issues clouding the relationship between beijing and washington, including territorial disputes and accusations by the chinese. thailand's "the nation" offers criticism to the gulf response to the refugee crisis. a cartoon showing a refugee asking saudi arabia. the times of london offers this
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view. an editorial showing british prime minister david cameron eyeing the emergency slide from the inside of a plane, told by the e.u. pilot "go back to your seat and fasten your seatbelt." a film shot in vanuatu is giving a rare insight into one of a last specific tribes. it is a love story showing non-actors. >> reporter: until two years ago these people had never seen a film. now they are the stars of one. in a production they helped to go write - a story of love and tragedy based on their experience, echoing the tale of romeo and juliette. >> last month they had no passports, birth certificates but made it to venice to see
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themselves. >> this is a multi cultural environment that we have never seen. tall buildings, cars, crowds of people. very, very strange. everything looks so strange. compared to our culture, where we live with nature the scenario is seductive lush and stunning. it's been warned that the tourists might flood in. after seeing it on the screen. here is a hotel surrounded by the rich european city. the cast show their community in south pacific, is the happiest on earth. >> in our culture there is no homeless. there are no poor people. we have overcome the traps of
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money and the lows of gas. we want to maintain the revocation of happiness. the directors and children lived with the tribe for seven months, learning about their way of life. they don't live with a full culture because they have to. it's a choice. they live an hour's drive from the town where there's shops and people live on money. they choose not to have anything to do with that. proud to show customs, it is proof no matter how common, stories of love and lose are universe am. >> in japan, a battle of book stores against the internet. when best selling author released his latest book, 90% of
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the first print run was snapped up by one store. it brought 90,000 books to make sure it didn't end up all online, shutting the smaller stores out. it intends to resell more than half to smaller retail outlets that have trouble competing with smaller stores. >> that is all for al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora, "america tonight" is next. i'll see new an hour.
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