[ ♪ ] . >> shifting strategy. >> we will not hold back from supporting capable partners in opportunistic attacks against i.s.i.l. or conducting missions directly, whether by strikes from the air or action from the ground. >> defense secretary carter says the u.s. is considering intensifying attacks on i.s.i.l., using troops in combat showdown at sea. >> the actions of the u.s.
warship threatened china's sovereignty. >> china accuses the u.s. of prove suggests cover american warships sails into disputed territory claimed by the chinese. rally of rage - clashes on the west bank on the same day an american victim of the violence die the death toll rising. >> translation: during the earthquake when the wall was shaking one of my sisters came out of the house. when she came out she disappeared under the wall a search for survivors of monday's devastating earthquake in afghanistan and pakistan. the taliban pleads prosecutor international help good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america, we begin with word of a
newest strategy in a fight against i.s.i.l., in an approach that includes more american combat troops. secretary of defense ash carter testified before the senate arms services join by joint chiefs chairman joseph dunford, and they were there to update on syria and iraq. the appearance came five days after an i.s.i.l. prison was raided. the pentagon is prepared to carry out more raids like that, by air or on the ground. as carter put it, no target is beyond our reach. dunford says the u.s. coalition field to take the fight to i.s.i.l. in syria and iraq. the group is a threat to the region and will not be tweeted without a broad strategy and allies. al jazeera's rosalind jordan reports from washington. >> reporter: the u.s. military is rolling out a new version of its counter i.s.i.l. strategy
calling the the three rs. syrian rebels retaking racka. troops swooping in on ram army. and taking more. >> the third rage signalling that we will not hold back supporting partners in opportunistic attacks against i.s.i.l. or conducting missions. >> reporter: the statement coming after a raid in haleja where u.s. special forces jumped in to help the fighters. that would be a policy change for the u.s. president obama had promised no ground troops to fight i.s.i.l. carter told a congressional panel that despite russia's decision to launch air strikes in syria, the u.s. is pressuring haider al-abadi to not let russia join the fight on the territory. >> we are the partners of iraq and have been insistent. and mahmoud abbas repeated that. >> reporter: and there's a come
reply cakes, the never-ending flow of those wanted the to fight with i.s.i.l. the top general admitted the coalition does not have a plan to stop foreign fighters. >> amongst all the coalition we don't have a common view of where the foreign fighters come from, where they move back and importantly where they go when they leave >> reporter: the military leaders say they've been studying the usefulness of a no-fly zone in northern syria. soing legislators called for. >> what you are saying the strongest nation in the world with a competent military can't establish a no fly zone to protect people being barrel bombed by bashar al-assad. it's embarrassing. >> it's not clear whether the senate was convinced it was a right move to fight i.s.i.l. there's a hunger for the u.s. to get it right the united states invited
iran to the international talks on syria. the meeting that starts in vienna on thursday are designed to end the syria civil war. iran has not decided whether to attendment the supreme leader ayatollah khamenei ruled out negotiations with the u.s. russia's involvement in syria led to more people being eternally displaced. 120,000 people have been forced from their homes this month. in all about 13.5 million people inside syria are in need of some form of protection and humanitarian assistance. more than 6 million are children the as mohammed jamjoom reports, aleppo, syria's largest city is seeing things deteriorate by the day. >> reporter: this woman carried her young child into a home. now, this is where she says. the mother of seven prepares
what she can for her kids. today, inside this dark structure, it's potatos. >> translation: our livelihood is gone. our livelihood is gone. our land is gone, our homes are destroyed. >> reporter: her family is one of the thousands of newly displaced in syria since the beginning of russia's air campaign in late september. according to the u.n., an increase in fighting resulted in 120,000 new i.d.p.s in aleppo, idlib and hama along. >> reporter: this is a hellish life. we reached the lowest point. we were sleeping under planes as they attacked. now we have no place else to go. there's suffering all around. >> in southern aleppo, it's not
the war reining misery upon the newly displaced. as winter preaches. conditions will worsen. already keeping worm is a struggle. aid workers are doing what they can, but in this makeshift camp, there are only so many tents to go around. >> abdullah says tens of thousands of families are displace the in aleppo, and more arriving every day. >> somebody sick from natural causes can't go to a hospital. how can you help someone facing an emergency, someone may be injured by a syrian air strike, there are not plans to help the wounded. >> reporter: children play, even during these tough times, it's the parents who can barely keep the agony at bay.
>> translation: we left our home because of the devastation. there was nothing but death around us. that's why we are here now. hopefully we will not have air strikes happening here. we have nothing now. >> reporter: nothing but a reality that is harsh and cold. mark kimmitt is a retired u.s. army brigadier general, observing as assistant secretary of state for political and military affairs and joins us from washington d.c. good to see up. let's start with what secretary ash carter says about directs action on the ground against i.s.i.l. will it mean american combat troops fighting in iraq and syria? >> it will, but it's important to note direct action. that sort of code word for special operations forces. a core mission. it will not be long-term presence of deployed forces and
the units into the countries. >> another approach is to abandon the training of people outside syria and inserting them and supporting existing syrian forces. that is what many military leaders wanted for years. and i think you argued for that. >> well, i think that's right. >> let's take units that are formed, making sure they pass a measure of vetting and they are forces that can be relied upon to go after i.s.i.l. and the syrian regime. the notion that we will train individuals rather than units is something - we have seen the results on the ground. it wasn't a success. >> an intense moment on capitol hill was between graham and joined chief dunford, when he admitted balance of forces in
security favoured bashar al-assad. the u.s. called force him to get out for four years, the coalition bombing for a year, is u.s. policy a failure? >> well, i think what we have seen inside of syria is the limitation of air power. some people will argue that air power can win a war, and we saw that happen in the kosovo campaign in 2000. the situation in syria is different. it will take, as the russians learn, and the iranians learn, troops on the ground to ensure the forces have success. >> i'm talking about troops, you have russia, the revolutionary guards, hezbollah, do americans have not choice, if the goal is to get rid of i.s.i.l. and bashar al-assad. >> that's what we are seeing, get away from the train and
equip programme, support the troops on the ground. i wonder if given the number of forces, the iranians and security forces, whether it's too little, too late. >> you get back from the region. the two others were to try to get i.s.i.l. out of its capital in syria and raqqa, and out of ramadi in iraq. has there been progress in either battle? >> well, there steams be progress in raqqa. the forces are push are pushing back against the government forces, and the i.s.i.l. forces within there. but in ramadi it's a bit different. the i.s.f., the iraqi forces, while fighting hard don't seem to be accomplishing what needs to be accomplished. retaking fallujah and ramadi. there's a lot of reasons for that.
i would be surprised if, without u.s. troops supporting them directly, that there'll be extinguish change in the battle lines between now and the end of the year. >> final question - what do you think about the u.s. inviting iran to participate in the talks on syria? >> i'm a bit disappointed. we seem to validate the iranian presence inside of syria. a presence that they have denied for some time. giving them a seat at the table. one wonders who is the next group invited to the table. if you are bringing in iran, the russians, will we see them, hezbollah and others, at the table next. i'm a little concerned. i hope the presence will be productive. i don't think it will be. >> good to have your perspective. thank you in yemen an air strike destroyed a hospital run by doctors without borders, injuring two people.
the aid agency blaming war planes from the purchase saudi-led military. the saudis say the bombing was a mistake, but faulted the agency for failing to give them proper coordinates. in a similar incident. 20 people were killed by a doctors without borders. a 76-year-old american ex-patriot died of injuries sustained. richard lincoln was shot and stabbed when two palestinians attacked a bus in jerusalem. the former connecticut school principal was a self described peace aspect. >> the death toll on either side rising on tuesday. an israeli man dying in hospitals from injuries sustained in an attack on a bus two weeks ago. and on the palestinian side fatalities coming at the
gush-et-sian junction near the city of hebron near the south of the occupied west bank. tuesday was a day of rage as the political parties here called it. there were street protests in various cities. hebron was the center of the main confrontation between palestinians and the israeli army. dozens have been wounded by live ammunition. from the north of the outlined west bank to the south. in hebron many people are angry that bodies of palestinians killed in the last few weeks have not been returned to their families. one was, and, in fact, the funeral was held on tuesday, of a 19-year-old palestinian man killed on monday. that saw thousands of people rally. i think that these incidents, though, of attacks against israelis, they are often disputed by palestinian sources or by palestinian witnesses.
and many of the narratives that are coming out of israel saying that palestinians attempted to stab a soldiers, for example, have been disputed. that is something whether or not that was the case is feeding popular anger among palestinians. they say if there are diplomatic moves by mahmoud abbas to call for international protection, that is not of interest to them. they'll maintain their direction access for as long as they can. nadim baba known the west bank pt. >> despite condemn face by china, the u.s. will send more warships to parts of the south china sea. beijing said the move was a provocation, and had strong words for the u.s. saying the area around the spratly islands is china territory.
al jazeera's patricia sabga looks at the heightened tingeses. >> reporter: satellite of china gaining ground. island building to incident its claim over disputed territories in the south china sea. something washington challenge said by sailing a nautical destroyer within the 12 mile belt of wall street are water surrounding one of china's islands in. >> we said and acts on basis of saying we'll fly, sail and operate wherever international law permits. >> reporter: beijing said it tracked and warned the u.s. vessel, describing the sail-bias illegal. >> translation: the actions of the u.s. warship threatened china's sovereignty, endangered personnel and facilities, and harmed regional peace and stability. >> reporter: one of the world's
busiest shipping lanes, six nations have claim to the sea are, islands and rocks. foot health for fishing grounds and vast under sea reservation of oil and gas. china is not alone in carving out territory. others carved out outposts in the sea for years, a fact beijing supporters say is not reflected in u.s. rhetoric. >> the way for china's construction countries, those such as vietnam, philippines and malaysia - they all have more construction on the reefs and islands in than china ever started. >> reporter: the u.s. estimates china reclaimed some 2,000 acres in the south china sea since last year. more than outline art claimants combined. a powerplay that has seen washington move from verbal reapproaches over the island building to a parade of power
with a u.s. warship. washington says it does not take sides in the south china sea, and has conducted sail bys of features built up by vietnam and the philippines, moves that beijing described as gymics that can't conceal which which washington tilts the united nations general assembly has condemned the u.s. trade embargo on cuba for the 24th straight year. the resolution passed 191-2. israel and the u.s. voted against it. it included new language praising the renewed ties between the u.s. and cuba. only congress can end the embargo, which cuba says cost more than $120 million. >> the embargo is a massive systematic violation of human rights. it is contrary to international law. >> we regret, therefore, that
the government of cuba has chosen to proceed with its annual resolution. the text falls short of reflecting the significant steps that have been taken, and the spirit of engagement president obama has championed. as a result, the united states cannot support it. >> the u.s. deputy ambassador went on to see the u.s. remains committed to pursuing genuine bilateral cooperation for the benefits of both countries. the number of victims of the earthquake near the afghanistan-pakistan boarder rises. resc rescue crews are trying to meet remote borders. the taliban has made a bla for help. and a 105-year-old women making the journey to europe with thousands of other refugees.
the death toll from monday's powerful south asia earthquake is on the rise. most of the 400 fatalities are in pakistan and afghanistan. strong tremors from the 7.5 quake reached south to india. in northern afghanistan, at least 115 were killed. the afghan government is providing emergency funds to buy food, blankets and shelter for the thousands left homeless, many live in areas reachable by donkeys, making rescues nearly impossible. the taliban is stepping in asking international chart yits for aid and ordering fighters to provide hep to their
organizations. >> reporter: 12 afghan girls, some of the first to die are laid to rest, draped in the cole you ares o of -- colours of their nation. they were killed in a stampede. eastern afghanistan - their adobe mud walls collapsed, reducing the village to rub. survivors bundled up bilongings they could salvage, not everyone survived. >> translation: during the earthquake, the walls were shaking. one of my sisters came out of the house, when she came out, she disappeared upped the wall. others were inside. when she ran occupant. the wall collapsed on her. >> reporter: walls cracked. ceiling fell in. much of this village is uninhabitable and winter is approaching. >> translation: our house has been destroyed by the
earthquake, we have nowhere to go. we are living outside. we are asking the government to help us. >> reporter: the injured and dead were taken to hospital. this province suffered the highest number of casualties, with 42 dead. officials believe it could rise as afghans gain access to remote locations. further south the same zones at jalalabad hospital. a ward of children, all injured while they played together. >> reporter: there was a wedding ser -- >> translation: there was a wedding ceremony, all the children were playing. it started. a wall fell on the children. two broke their arm. 22 killed in the incident. >> reporter: afghan authorities are assessing the extent of the damage. a third of the country's provinces were affected, including areas controlled by the taliban. the taliban issued its own statement calling on afghan and aid agencies to help the needy, telling fighters to support
them. president ashraf ghani convened the security council to coordinate aid efforts and they'll decide whether to accept outside help once the full extent of the devastation is known the earthquake devastated parts of pakistan, the death toll there is 220 and rising. property damage is widespread. more than 4,000 homes were affected. al jazeera's kamal hyder explains. >> with the death toll mounting, it's estimated that thousands of houses were destroyed across the province. people are waiting for relief and rescue to arriving. the earthquake may have spared pakistan a major kat as troughify. it has left an inprint on most people's minds. >> emergency crews carried tonnes of rations to quake victims and rescue teams are holding out hope they'll find survivors. >> more than 700,000 refugees
arrived in europe. an official warped that the flow of -- warned that the flow could bring tectonic changes to the continent. austria announced it will build barriers at the slovenian border. al jazeera's robin forrester walker asked why refugees are not applying for asylum there. >> i don't know. but one woman say slovenia poor country. maybe they don't know about our country. what they want, we offer to them here the number of refugees that arrived in europe is already three times more than in 2014, more than half the refugees are from syria 105-year-old woman is among thousands of migrants and refugees to turn up. she is from kunduz afghanistan,
fleeing war and poverty with her family and turned up at a refugee camp no croatia. she said the family travelled for 20 days to reach europe. her son and grandson carried her on their backs. >> i became homeless, a migrant. i have been on the road for a long time. >> i slept in rough conditions, i have no home. may good give me a good life, a good share in life. i've been a muslim. otherwise what can i do. >> at her age she still dreams of a better life in a new land russia challenges critics around the world. what the kremlin is saying that russian air strikes are killing civilians in syria looking for vladimir putin's motives, his moves leading some to think of the soviet union at the height of communism.
welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news - islanders moved from their home. they are asking for the u.s. to reopen them as rising seas threaten their new homes. first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in the american minute. president obama calls for
tougher gun laws during a speech to the nation said police chiefs in chicago, and called for a reforming of the political justice system. and police officers help make america safer and should not be scapegoated for failures. >> a controversial cyber security measure, the cyber security sharing act gives legal immunity for share aring the data, but gives no protection to private data. it's another way for the government to collect personal information. >> the department of justice and fbi launched an investigation into the violent arrest of a student in south carolina. cell phone video has gone viral. the school resource officers has been suspended without pay pending results russia is challenging reports that its air strikes hit civilian targets in syria. defense military officials called on the u.s. and n.a.t.o. to justify claims.
russia says countries making the allegations - if they have no truth they should withdraw the assertions. >> translation: if evidence is not asserted and no denial produced, we'll conversation it part of the information war against russia. >> the body of the first russian soldiers to die in syria is home. a 19-year-old committed suicide. his parliament said they are not convinced he hanged himself. >> as reported earlier. iran has been invited to talks in vienna, in finding a political solution to end the war. russia pushed for iran's inclusion. iran and russia are allies. as al jazeera said p.r. report from moscow. is it it has announced his proposal. >> russia mounted a diplomatic
offensive over the last month to ensure that it is part of any settlement in syria. according to the newspaper, the meeting that starts on friday looks at proposals put up by russia. this will include stopping fighting on all the fronts of the opposition and pro-bashar al-assad forces. a promise from vladimir putin, that he would not stand for leadership. collision, friends and supporters may do so. russia is planning to keep troops in syria until the process is complete. now, there'll be fierce opposition to russia's attempts to take ownership of the process. especially from turkey and saudi arabia. russia cannot be part of the settlement of occupying force. >> peter sharp reporting from moscow in context we look at the
influence and agenda of vladimir putin. marvin cal joins us from the brookings institute in washington b.c. where he's a senior fellow, the author of a book, imperial gamble, vladimir putin, ukraine and the cold war. he has hosted "meet the press", and been the moscow bureau press for n.b.c. good to see you. since vladimir putin began the aggression, we discuss whether we find ourselves in a cold war. do you think that is the case. >> i don't think it's a new cold war. i think it's a new time in global relations. in the old cold war we knew that russia had an international, a global ideology driving policy. that is not true today. vladimir putin is not a fascist. it's not a democrat or republican. he is an old-fashioned russian
despot. he does things according to old-fashioned kremlin rules. and ask if it enhances the central position of russia as a major force notice world. everyone has to turn to russia to get a solution, and he thinks of himself as a supremely confident man, he thinks of himself as being able to accomplish anything. >> you in the book describe him as a modern era despo. is he so convinced of his exceptionalism that it poses a danger to the rest of the world. >> it's a good question. i am sure at times he is that. at the other times there are moments when vladimir putin can be extremely pragmatic, clear in
what he wants. for example, when he moved in and took over crime at the beginning of last year in 2014. he had a limited objective. he new in a rational way that it made no sense for russia, for example, to take all of ukraine. it's not necessary. >> all right, but na shows a machiavellian leader who manages to do simple things and have tremendous results, but now he's gone far beyond crimea, ukraine, he's intervened in syria, planes flew clause to u.s. submarines entered the international waters. operated close to cables connecting the world to the internet. >> yes. >> i raised this with former nato secretary general rasmussen. so i raise it with you - what does it say about his ambitions.
>> it says he's determined for the world to recognise that russia is a major player in the world. if you want to solve a problem, you have to do it by absorbing the kremlin into the negotiations. as far as vladimir putin is concerned and the people around him, what happened in 1991, with the soviet union disintegration, the ecological force died. what happens was in their view, the utter humiliation of russia, and they are determined that that will never happen again, therefore, they want the entire world to understand and recognise and respect russia. it doesn't mean that though he parades all of this military power around the world, that he is going to use it against an n.a.t.o. country, for example. >> right. >> or against the united states or britain.
it only means that he wants you always to respect and honour russia. >> but, if what he wants is that report for russia, has led to western sanctions, and that has made his economy a mess, it's in worse shape than the u.s. was in the great recession. his popularity is at levels no leader can dream of. why. >> thing you can't take too seriously is polling operations. you in your cos doe apartment. i'mal polster. is it true that vladimir putin is a great leader. what will he answer. he's a great leader. you can't take it seerls. he was popular when he provided security for the russian people and prosperity. he was able to do that when oil
was $128. now it's $46. he can't provide that economic security, so there is a building unhappiness within the country, and i believe na vladimir putin right now from an economic point of view is more vulnerable to a possible change in russian leadership than he has ever been before. >> and hoping that the military will distract russians by what is going on inside russia. always a pleasure to have you with us. thank you. >> thank you. >> the nuclear deal raised hopes iran will be more open to improving its human rights record. coming up, what a new report reveals about justice and the willingness to change, and how the ebola outbreak is challenging the way teen mums are treated. are treated.
in iran, two prominent poets have been sentenced to receive 99 lashes each. their crime - shaking hands with members of their opposite sex. the two men will also spend the next decade in gaol. they were arrested nearly two years ago, but sentenced this month. the two are relatively lucky. iran is on track to put 1,000 people to death this year. roxana saberi knows tehran's judicial system, held for months
in an iranian prison charged for espionage whilst working as a journalist in 2009. the united nations is hopeful iraq may be open to dialogue. >> this is the good deal that we have sought. >> reporter: with a deal sealed on iran's nuclear programme, and the lifting of the sanctions expected. the united nations special reports on iran says tehran is more willing to engage with the u.n. than before. >> in the annual report, it was outlined a series of violations of human rights in the country. starting with executions. iran has the highest execution rate in the world. they said nearly 700 people were hanged by mid july. the majority for drug-related crimes. iran denies that most executions took place. freedom of expression is under threat in iran. dozens of journalists and
bloggers are in prison. "the washington post" iran correspondent, jason rezaian is one of them. he was convicted in a closed court. the sentence is not clear. she saw the entire case file. she's the only person outside of the iranian government who sees the evidence. what she says publicly is there's no basis in the evidence to support any of the charges against jason. nothing at all. >> the report says while women in iran made a lot of advances in education and health, gender based discrimination in matters of civil, political, social, economic rights continue. >> human rights activists say the president has not down enough. during his campaign he said all political prisoners in iran should be freed. hundreds remain behind bars.
>> iranian officials were met in geneva, to discuss allegations of human rights, and the latest report differs from the previous reports in two main ways. >> one is the iran case with me, and other mechanisms which i welcomed as a ray of hope for the future. the other, of course, is the possibility of, you know, benefitting of iran's political engagement in the wake. nuclear agreement. i quickly found out that there's cause for concern with the death penalty and other rights violations which justicifies the concern ba what is happening in the -- about what is happening in the country. >> when you say iran showed a willingness to engage, what do you mean? >> getting access to officials on a structured dialogue. that is important. the comments to the reporter was
extensive, and more substantive to formalistic of the response before. >> how would you describe the human rights situation since hassan rouhani took over. >> there are concerns. hassan rouhani and dr zarif negotiated with the nuclear matters, and chosen a discourse different from the previous regime. giving home that they'd do thing differently. he has limited authority. >> could he be critical of the human rights situation. >> i'm not judging it. i want to see ryan iran -- iran as a government, a state. >> what are your main concerns when it comes to human rights in iran. >> iranian women are highly
educated, but if you look at their role in society, economy, politics. it's not equivalent. >> talk about freedom of the press. what is the situation in iran. >> i've been concerned of the high number of journalists in prison, or through a resolving door, were cautioned or otherwise warned or threatened, if you like, in the activity. beyond the regular press, there are a number of bloggers and others who face serious threats, challenges and penalties for their work. >> one of those journalists gaoled now is "the washington post" jason rez an, little is known about his sentence. do you have information on that. >> i don't have the information. >> the case is not different to the other case. quite often. they are vaguely worded, national security charges
against them. the trials are deficient in due process. >> will this recent nuclear deal with iran have an impact on human rights in iran? >> i think it will. sanctions have a negative impact. beyond that i believe more engagement, more interaction should have a positive impact, because human rights operate through socialisation. >> you put together several reports. does iran care? >> iran cares, because it sees itself as a leader. it transfers the positions and twice ran for the council, would love to be in the council. it is criticized by other member states, it is concerned and keen to address them. >> looking ahead. what should the international community do. >> there's evidence that scrutiny works. when you put a spotlight on behaviour. my recommendation will be to be
sure that your international standards to iran and engage with them and offer support where they are willing to make good, and also not shy away from criticism, where they are validating human rights. >> iran responded to the report by affirming its commitment ch to human rights. the iran secretary-general for human rights insists its government is hope to cooperate. >> bikini islanders asked the u.s. to change the terms of their deals decades later. while they want to be resettled again, this time in america. the unusual discover police in russia made, chasing down a speeding hearse.
during the ebola crisis deanage girls in sierra leone faced a different foe. they were forced into having sex and many ended up pregnant. in sierra leone, having a baby out of wed lock is shameful. they were banned from attending school. this week that is change. we have tonight's off the radar segment from sierra leone. >> schools in sierra leone have been shut for a year because the ebola outbreak. they reopened in april, but not
for young girls. pregnant girls and mothers have been banned. she practised her writing skills to pass the time, she was teased. >> i wasn't feeling good about myself. i would join them her boyfriend denies he's the father and left her. her parents were upset, but have accepted it now, now that she has the same opportunity as other students. girls and mothers giving birth were allowed back to school on monday. not only will the student have the same commitments, they will learn parenting skills. >> it's given because of stigma faced from being pregnant in sierra leone. an increase pushing government
to change its tune. giving girls hope. >> providing an opportunity to look at pregnancy from a distance pertect if. >> this gives them a chance to say not the end. >> amnesty international was involved in pushing for allowing pregnant girls back to school. the reasons vary. some were bored. money place a role. >> the issue of poverty. >> they are like petty trading, exposing them to predators. she adds girls were forced to expect more during the time. for now, they are enjoying their first day at school, hoping for a bright are future for
themselves and their children now our global view segment. a look at how news outlets are reacting to various event. canada's national approach adds this. u.s. navy one, china zero. saying the u.s. shi continue to sail its vessels, and that allies should join them, and adds if yesterday's actions are a one-time only move, china will have won the territorial battle. the herald has an article titled lessons from iraq must be etched in stone, and the writer reacts to the acknowledgment that the 2003 rise of iraq. blair is one of the prime ministers. the national of the united arab emirates provides a cartoon, two lines to people in syria the long lines show one side waiting
for basic goods, and the other side is waiting to get passports. >> residents of the pacific marshall islands displaced from the bikini atoll are facing a new threat from climate change, and they would like to be relocated to the united states. but they risk losing millions given to them as part of the a deal with the government. the government is asking congress to change that. sheila macvicar has this report on how the islanders found themselves in this position. >> movie reel: in the middle of the vast pacific ocean lied the atoll of bikini. >> reporter: 23 times from 1946 to 1958... >> there it goes. >> reporter:..the u.s. tested nuclear weapons here. turning the atoll into a radioactive uninhabitable
wasteland. >> you tell the stories whenever it's a good day. you talk about it for hours and hours. >> their great aunt is 90 years old. she recalls her home on bikini, she left when she was 20. >> this is for the good of mankind. and they are religious people. when they think they'd help others in the world, to bring peace to the world, yes, sure. and they say we'll take you, not for long, as soon as we are done, we'll bring you back. in their mind it's a week, two weeks. the u.s. tested their weapons. the bikinians moved. finally, to the islands in. for decades scientists recorded rising see level. and in recent years king tides
swept in, flooding the land. when the last king tide came, it came roaring down here. >> it came in. like a tsunami type. >> flooding an unprecedented three times, leaving salt, contaminating the earth killing plants and props. and here the tides were dramatic and frightening. a former peace core is the trust liaison officer. >> you have already the sense of injustice. you have climate change coming again. just this constant feeling like the world was stacked. and has been. so now the bikinians are having discussions for now. there is a huss government trust offend providing for the resettlement for the 5,000 or so
bikinians. and specifies it can only be used to buy land in the marshall islands in. the bikinians say they kept their port of the deal vending their homeland for nuclear testing. the americans, they say, have not kept theirs. tomorrow on al jazeera america, forest and agricultural fires are in indonesia, choking much of south-east asia and haze. they are grow of course, and are pumping out more greenhouse gases a day than more activity russian police pulled over a speeding hearse and found illegal black caviar packed in the coffin. the two men in the vehicle athere's no idea it was there. kavier production is tightly
regulated. with 50 sturgeon farms licensed to produce it. that's it for this edition of al jazeera america. thank you for watching. "america tonight" is next. see you in an hour. [ ♪ ] on "america tonight", raising the rent. 20 million americans called trailer parks home. many fear they are priced out. >> almost everyone in our properties love being here. they are happy. it's a pain because they love it > "america tonight"s christopher putzel on the new speculators and communities in their