>> our american story is written everyday. it's not always pretty, but it's real... and we show you like no-one else can. this is our american story. this is america tonight. new sanctions. >> will those in favor of the draft resolution contained in document s stroke 2016, 202 please raise their hands. >> the united nations security council unanimously approves the toughest sanctions in dates. >> foiled plot.
-- in decades. >> foiled plot. jordan cares out an action against an i.s.i.l. sleeper cell. officials say the group was planning major attacks inside the kingdom. syria truce. u.n. officials are delaying syrian peace talks, hoping the cessation of hostilities in force since saturday will take a firmer hold. and a global view. donald trump and hillary clinton dominated super tuesday. we'll look at how the u.s. presidential candidates are viewed in other countries. good evening i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america's international news hour. we begin tonight with a new u.n. sanctions against north korea. this morning th the county
unanimouslsecuritycouncil unanid sanctions. individuals and groups associated with the regime in pyongyang. president obama says north korea must face the consequences of its actions and quote: just hours after the u.n. vote, north korea fired several project i'lls into the sea near japan. al jazeera's james bays has more on the u.n. security council vote. >> it is decided. almost two hours after the test,
the security council finally gave its response. a unanimous vote in favor of the toughest sanction he resolutionn yet. >> all the udkr resources are channeled into its relentless weapons of mass destruction. would rather grow its nuclear weapons program than grow its own children. >> the fact that it defied the international community with a satellite launch may have helped persuade the chinese to agree with thee new measures. text of the resolution almost 20 pages long was discussed in numerous meetings between the u.s. and china. directed towards the north korean leadership, along the
luxury goods banned, aquatic vehicles and snow mobiles. despite the agreement on the resolution china is still strongly he opposed to u.s. plans to deploy a high altitude missile program known as thad. >> further aggravate the tension on the ground. china opposes the deployment of thad because such an action tharms strategic interest of china and other countries of the region and goes against the goal of maintain ugh peace security and stability of the peninsula. >> james bays, al jazeera at the united nations. >> said north korea fired some kind of projectil projectiles ie sea. >> within 12 hours after these most tough sanctions against
north korea were passed in the united nations security council a response from pyongyang. as you said it's been confirmed by the ministry of defense in south korea that project isles have been shot into the ec, what is known as the sea of japan, it is not known if they were artillery shells or other projectiles, it is obviously with the timing of it, that's judge there's such a focus and that's why everyone is paying attention because north korea after these resolutions are passed in the united nations security council putting more sanctions on them there normally is a response. this one though is near mead. immediate.
>> scied. scott heidler. jane arraf reports now. >> officials say the security operation in the north of jordan stopped planning for major tack by an i.s.i.l. affiliate. jordan's special forces and police backed by attack helicopters descended on erbid, jordan's second largest city, some wore suicide belts, according to officials, a jordanian official was killed during raid. >> they are a terrorist group connected to terrorist organizations and planned to disrupt the security of the country and its people. >> the operation continued into the morning as security forces sealed roads into the area.
the crack down follows the arrest of 13 people a week ago in the same neighborhood. they were allegedly linked to the group that was targeted on tuesday. jordan's officially news agency says they floond carry out attacks on civilian and military targets destabilizing national security. it's impossible to confirm but the targets were said to be restaurants government buildings and even a skill in erbid. >> translator: they chose erbid because they could be more secure there. >> 100,000 syrian refugees, those killed in the raid are believed to have been from jordan. support in jordan for groups like i.s.i.l. existed long before the syrian conflict. the leader of al qaeda in iraq
was from jordan. attacked hotels in the kingdom in 2005. jordan has closed all but two of its border crossings with syria and only crossing with iraq. there are now nearly 200,000 refugees amassed at its border, the government says it must make sure that i.s.i.l. fighters aren't among them. jordan up until now has been relative stable. pockets for support for i.s.i.l, the risk of that violence spreading here, is one of jordan's biggest fears. javier, al jazeera, anan. >> the next round of syria peace talks have been delayed for two days to allow the ceasefire to hold. the u.n. wants to make sure the truce continues. talk will now resume on march
9th. the supreme allied commander in europe is accusing russian president vladimir putin of destabilizing the fight in syria. >> changing the dram in the air and on the ground despite public pronouncements to the contrary, russia has done little to counter daesh. in an attempt to overwhelm european structures and break european resolve. >> europe has been overwhelmed by the millions of syrian refugees seeking asylum there. in the fallout from super tuesday, donald trump and hillary clinton were the big winners and republican establishment are stepping up to prevent donald trump if becoming the nominee. chirm has 595 delegates.
bernie sanders has 405, clinton's number does not include the number of superdelegates who say they will support her. ted cruz has 226 and marco rubio 110. republican be ben carson meanwhile says he is ending his campaign saying he does not have a political way forward. will not take part in tomorrow's gop debate in detroit. what happens happening on what the next u.s. president will do. in southern turkey as jamal el shael reports, syrian refugees are wondering what lies ahead. >> it is here that the impact of the war on syria is probably most visible. we have all seen the hundreds of thousands of refugees living in camps but there are those who have managed to open up their own businesses or find work in
different stores. this street for example is filled with such shops. most of them have arabic writing written on them. that's why so many people will be monitoring the u.s. elections because they believe a lot of them that it is u.s. inaction in syria at least directly militarily that has led to russia and iran and assad's allies to be given a freehan fr. the trump for example wins or even bernie sanders there could be a shift in washington's policies. not only syrian refugees living here closely monitoring these elections but also turkish people will be keeping an eye to see how things in america holds. >> jamal el shael in southern
turkey. disagreements over ukraine and syria. rory challands is in mostly cloudy with more about what russian he are saying about this election. >> there was a poll done recently asking which of three political institutions they approved, old soviet system or western democracy? it was the western democracy that was the most unpopular. the diet of domestic affairs, not regular watchers of the regular political cycle. clinton they know as her spell of secretary of state and before that first lady. trump most russian he know because he's the most high profile candidate. the most appealing candidate for the kremlin, a brilliant and talented person without a doubt putin said late last year. the feeling seems to be mutual,
trump said he would get along just fine with putin, give him an a in leadership. implication of course for much of the world. >> very different indeed. rory challands reporting from moscow. they are also watching from china. adrian brown is in beijing to tell us thousand candidates are perceived there. >> reporter: china's state controlled media appears to be even handed in its coverage, not favoring one candidate over the other. but political commentators and opinion-makers are having a field day seizing what they see is the dysfunction and destruction in the republican party. donald trump portrayed as a clown, an extremist a symptom of the disgust and distrust of the u.s. political system. bernie sanders soarn on the othd
is getting pretty favorable coverage, his candidacy fits in with the government narrative of the united states being beset with the issues of racial and political inequality. and then you go to hillary clinton. if you go to social media sites she is perceived of being a china backer even though her husband is very popular here. someone riding ton coat tails of president barack obama. a mix in with criticism of the u.s. political system. >> adrian brown, beijing. iranenians are wondering whairanians are wondering whattl legislators will be here. >> looking west with similar interest will president obama be replaced by a moderate democrat keen the pursue political and
economic engagement with iran for the first time in 35 years or will a republican win mean a return to mutual suspicions of the past? towards the ideals of peace rapprochement. >> to the impact of iran's election around the world, coming up an in context look, how reformists and moderates gained, and how debris that washed ashore in mozambique hold clues to what happened to a passenger jet lost two years ago. .
>> tonight in context we look at iran's election and how it's affecting the country's young people, plod rats like hassan rouhani paid big gains. jonah hull reports. >> reporter: tehran's grand bazaar. one of the great experiences of a city on the cusp of change. even as the political ground shifts beneath their feet in the bazaar it's business as usual. naseem and hussein, whom like
many iranians hesitate to give their surnames, one in four of those young people are out of work getting married is a luxury many can't afford. >> translator: if living cost went down young people would be more inclined to get married and build families. it has a direct effect on their decisions. so many of my friends are not getting married because it's just too expensive. >> translator: whether we were under sanctions it was very difficult. but gradual there is less pressure and i'm confident things are going to get better. >> reporter: the lifting of nuclear sanctions paved the way for big advances by moderates and reformists in last week's parliamentary election. those who voafted or the them vt for results. the bustle of commerce has been
taking place here for centuries dating back to when tehran was just a village. it is not a village now, hang being out in a cafe culture offers the ability to imagine a different life. >> underground socializing, underground theater, despite the obvious difficulties. >> shiva has towrn turned to seg pistachio nuts. >> our generation has faced a lot of economic problems and hardships. we would personally like to have freedoms of all kinds. social free disoms, freedom from being watched and supervised in everything we do. >> reporter: this generation is finding its own way in a world facebook and twitter are
banned, pop music banned and bloggers jailed. jonah hull, be al jazeera, tehran. >> we are joined by a presidential candidate three years ago, founder of the american iranian council. >> thank you for having me. >> some hard liners and hard line media in iran are claiming that the hard line extremists did not get the majority, is that wishful thinking on their part? >> they did not get majority, that's true. the moderate reformists -- >> a combination of center and reformist. >> has gained about 110. after 290. and the rest are either in the hard liners, or independent. but these are not same hard
liners that we know. these are softer hard liners supposedly. so in fact i would say that the parliament as a whole has moved more towards the center, than it used to be. that's the reality. and that the problem however, is that the parliament in recent years have increasingly become less powerful. and they really don't have much to do. >> because hard liners are still in charge of the judiciary, in charge of the security forces and of course the supreme leader is hard line. >> exactly. the most powerful people are non-elected in a way. so the elected officials are still underdogs in the islamic republic. but then again i have to say that the islamic republic is under tremendous pressure domestically, politically speaking because of all the stability there and therefore
the system in tehran has been thinking of trying to be more moderate and more accommodative to the people. the point is, how far they will want it to go. unfortunately in the past they haven't gone too far. >> how far do you think they will go? do you think there will be more openness to the west? >> i think islamic republic, it depends. any time the system in tehran has felt more secure it has been toughening position. whenever they have felt you know under pressure and less secure they have been opening. in fact, their policy has been no war and no peace, sort of a situation. neither -- >> but now this would seem to be putting more pressure on them to moderate and liberalize. because now that the sanctions have been removed because of the nuclear deal, the hope is that the economy will improve and if it doesn't improve i would imagine the iranian people would want to move harder.
>> politics doesn't changen in iran, it's about economics, it's about sanctions that have to go, about opening the country to younger generations. basically 70% of the iranian population is under 40 years of age and they really have very little to do with the revolution. they wanted their life better. they wanted to do what the american young people are trying to do. so again -- >> and many of them are in tehran and the reformists and moderates made their biggest gains in tehran. is it too concentrated in tehran and sort urban areas? >> tehran very politically active, in tehran the participation rate was about 50%, versus 62% as the nation as a whole. the participation rate wasn't that high however, as you look at the statistics very carefully, most of the people came from the north and center area of tehran, the well to do,
upper to middle class. from the south the population was much lower, 30 to 35%, meaning that the poor people, the working class people and the small shopkeepers were not really very happy with the situation, or not very happy with the situation because they think economically as opposed to the upper class and the northern tehran, would think more politically. they were thinking more politically when they went to vote. but these people that did not come to vote, thinking politically, because what is happening is not going to improve their lot. that is where the problem comes that whether rouhani, president rouhani can deliver on the economic side in the next two years. unfortunately, iranian politics is not all the way sustainable. they go all the way up and go down. this very reformist had in about
ten years ago, he had -- >> he had the power. >> parliament and the executive branch. >> they weren't able to do much to sustain it. >> at the end of the day they gave up the power to ahmadinejad. they may end up with this situation again unless the economy really improves. >> the iranian american consul good to have you with us. thank you. >> thank you for having me. >> french riot police and bulldozer try to destroy the migrant camp known as the jungle. coming up the extent they go to. and a high ranking vatican official testifies in a case involving hundreds of children in australia.
french officials wroak down structures for a third day. paul brennan has more from calais. >> the the prospects have not improved. cleared another 30 meters, there is some resistance on this rooftop here, you can see six demonstrators who are at least hoping to delay the demolition of that particular construction, but many people are simply giving up, acceptance of slum, the is application for asylum in france, there are a number of people many for whom the goal becomes very important, spreading out to other places such as dunkirk. 40 kilometers away from the
calais jungle, the difference in conditions is considerable, you can see there are no structures allowed here, only tents and tarpaulins. and the time is limited even in this place. because a decision has been made to try to evacuate this camp too. a census is being made around 1200, 1500 people who are actually at this camp. a new camp is being made by msf, medicins sans frontiers, trying to count the people. in scamp going to be closed, to decide what their future is, many are confused and bewildered. many are determining whether to get to u.k. or to resort to the offered assistance from those here. >> on the coast of mozambique,
investigators are examining the object, may have come from a plane's horizontal stabilizer. high likelihood it came from the missing plane but can't confirm anything yet. we're joined by richard quest, and the author of vanishing flight mh 370, the search for missing plane. good to see you. first today, this piece of airplane found in mozambique, it's likely to be part of the missing plane? >> we don't know, that's the whole point. we don't know. we know it's some format of the skin of the plane the words no step on it give us very strong indication this is a piece of an aircraft. is it part of a large plane? the little rounden facilitator on it we have seen that to the
manufacturers of fasteners and they say yes it is theirs, it is the sort of fastener you find on a boeing or other type of plane. the evidence is pointing strongly yes it's from a boeing plane. >> confirmation took a long time on the flapper found on reunion island, weeks for sure. >> it was a disgrace, it was a shambles how they did the flapper arm and this time they get their act together. >> we haven't heard yet into the investigation of the flapper arm, the importance how much we could learn from it? >> we do know what happened with the flapper on, everyone had to come together at a very secret french -- >> and identify it. >> and identify it. >> the investigation is still. >> -- you're right, that's because it was enmeshed, although the investigating authority involved it was really the judicial authorized in
france that led the way on that. remember this was found. the flapper arm was found had reunion, reunion is a prefecture of france. this piece is going to be going to australia, where the atsb which is enormously experienced will get to grips on it. >> there has been question raised from the malasian government, the confusion that reined in early days of this. i don't know if you believe -- >> i'm sure there's a healthy dose of coverup and incompetence and the way they dealt with the families and released information. i tell you if you talk about the raw fact of the way they handled the investigation, there i think you have to say it was not as bad as people say. and the reason is, unlike any other incident, crash, aviation
mistake, they didn't have the plane! remember, air asia, met strow jet, whatever it is, a plane goes missing within a day or so you've got the wreckage. you go and look where you're supposed to and there's the wreckage. here that didn't happen. they didn't have the wreckage, they had to look somewhere else in the west and in the east and suddenly they find plane is in the -- >> the conspiracy theories, you had done one, you flew with a co-pilot, you flew with a co-pilot. i know you don't believe that the pilots were responsible so what do you think happened? >> i believe there was some sort of mechanical incident, it had to be serious because it had to take out the radios and communications equipment in one go. but it couldn't be so serious i.e. a fire -- >> that didn't allow the plane to fly.
>> exactly. the plane continues for six or seven hours. the e and ebay the part under the cockpit where all the electronics are based. i'm prepared to be totally wrong but i do not believe that you can convict in the court of public opinion the captain, captain zar e-hari of his marriage falling down which it wasn't. >> it's the importance of future of aviation to figure out what happened. the greatest mystery of aviation, do you think we are going to find this plane? >> i think eventually we will, we must. when i say we will i'm not being halcion and pollyanna about it.
go into your neighbor's garden and ask somebody else to find it. but eventually technologies will be able to find it, can find it. >> final question for you. you've got to hope that something good comes out of this tragedy but the improvements suggested aren't being put into place for years. >> slowly but surely and the reason it's not for years is nothing in aviation is fast. you wants to know why? because you got to be careful that you don't fall victim to the law of unintended consequences. you make a decision to do this and suddenly you find an entire raft of things you haven't thought through. there are airlines that don't need that kind of technology. there are airlines that can't afford or that are already doing better. we don't mind how you do it but your planes must report their position every 15 minutes. i'm happy to say that all the major global airlines that you or i would be flying on, are now reporting much more frequently.
in the future, i believe the answer is things like planes that automatically send the black data, the black box data when something goes wrong or it ejects -- >> you don't have to worry about finding the box. it's an amazing terribly sad story. the book is the vanishing of mh 370. >> thank you sir. >> thank you. a massive earthquake off the indonesian island of s sue platt rah, magnitude 7 you.8, five miles under sumatra. sue platt rah was devastated by a 2004 earthquake and tsunami, that killed 150,000. similar warnings, officials called off warnings of steun several hours after.
fments. in settled with the government for $6 billion, a village was destroyed and polluted water spilled into the river, last november. the money will be paid out over 15 years. a influence report over global substance abuse shows the misuse of prescription drugs kill more people than road accidents. neave barker has the numbers. >> is there a fierce debate, zero tolerance war on drugs. but the latest u.n. report urges a balanced approach, meaning punishment and treatment. according to the report, the scale of the problem's huge especially in the west. last year, one in every five drug related deaths worldwide occurred in the united states. that's an average of 45,000 per
year. an increase in heroin use has had a big impact, but the biggest factor is the misuse of prescription drugs. that in many u.s. states is killing more people than car accidents. the problem's also growing in europe. in the last year more than 600 new psychoactive substances were reported double the year before. in germany alone 100 recreational drugs have emerged in the last few years, manment outlawed. in pakistan the cultivation of opium increased for first time in six years however, production is still very high and still a major problem. meanwhile drug diction in west africa is increasing mostly because the area is being used as a transit point for drugs into europe.
the report also tracks use of painkillers, south africa and south asia pain relief is very limited while north america consumes 95% of all pain medication. a report offers a provision, up to the u.n. guilt general assem. >> neave beark barker reporting. a court ordered men to pay about $1 million to their victims. prosecuted in the country where the crimes took place, as opposed to in an international tribunal. the two officers have also been convicted in the murders of seven men who disappeared during the war. they have each been sentenced to
360 years in prison. the treasurer of the vatican denied allegations that he tried obribe a sexual abuse victim to protect the catholic church. cardinal george pell was testifying for a sixth day via video link from rome. he said he did not have access to money and he knew bribery was a crime. 15 australian abuse victims traveled oroam to witness pell's testimony. >> there is an acknowledgment that this is a global systemic rob, acknowledgment that these issues go to the top and we need an acknowledgment that there is going to be action he nod word. >> they say we're trying too turn around our past our pain and our hurt, to make sure our children and grandchildren never have to go through what we've gone through.
>> cardinal pell told the inquiry the church has made enormous mistakes. the group has asked to meet pope francis. inquiry looking into how the ioc awarded this year's games in rio as well as the 2020 olympic games in tokyo. prosecutors expanded their propose into the olympics after a former report alleged the federation head may have been swayed by $5 million in sponsorship money to obtain the bid. no evidence of corruption. >> you know the ioc has done i think as much as an organization can do to address their -- the issue of corruption. we have all rules and instruments in place to fight the corruption with zero tolerance. and we have made latest upstairs
there following olympic agenda 2020. >> the organizers of this year's games in rio also denied any wrongdoing. those same organizers say they have put measures in place to promote olympic athletes and tourists from the zika virus. controlling standing water and using air conditions at the olympic village will help combat the virus, and staying levels where swimming and sailing will take place. 500 cases of microcephaly linked to zika. researchers in senegal says technology used to detect ebola can help zika's spread. bnicholas haque has the story.
>> they traveled to the worst affected region carrying this suitcase. it's a solar powered virus detection set. inside the suitcase is a miniature state-of-the-art laboratory. with just a tiny blood sample, he and his team can detect whether a person or even a mosquito is infected with the virus. >> this machine inside the bag allow us to detect the virus, whether it be in the blood urine or any other bodily fluid. >> currently it takes five days to detect, equipment ask tell whether the virus is present in just 15 minutes. >> translator: detecting early means we can finally fight the virus soon and offer solutions for the infected patients. >> reporter: thousands in south america has been infected with the advisor and it's
spreading. researchers believe zika can be linked to the birth defect microcephaly. >> we have not yet found a direct link between zika and like row cephaly but there's an association and then we are seeing it in combination with zika but we still don't know the nature of that relationship. >> reporter: scientists believe early detection is key and this relatively simple equipment can make a difference. the kit was previously used during the ebola outbreak right here in west africa. detecting cases was crucial in slowing the virus and eventually bringing an end to the outbreak. scientists want to bring out these suitcases to affected areas as soon as possible. the challenge in tack thing virus is the lack of scientific knowledge. something researchers here have plenty of. zika last been in west africa for more than 40 years. strain in zika i in africa he is
different though. the team is packing its bags one more time to head back to south america to help. nicholas haque, al jazeera, dacca. >> coming up a look at the close quarters they endured and how their application could impact the mission of space travel. also an exhibit featuring ththe work of boticelli. and whether to keep or replace their national park.
judge. >> nasa astronaut scott kelly and cosmonaut have landed. the extended trip was designed to test the effects of space travel on the human body. rory challands reports on the challenges they faced. >> scott kelly mikhail and sergei bid good-bye and closed the hatch. kelly and cornienco's 345 days
in orbit. >> one of the big unknowns about any kind of interplanetary human exploration that is sending humans to any other planet like mars is how well will the human body stand up to long term exposure to microgravity that is weightlessness. we know just from studies on board the space station that astronauts undergo things like bone loss and muscle mass loss over time to the tune of 1.5% of their bone mass each month. >> after their journey back to earth and gravity, kelly and his comrades, were supposed to exit the capsule themselves like they would have to living on mars but the debilitating effects, the men were unable to do so. kelly will be compared to his
earth bound brother mark. the most excessive days in space, any experienced enthusiast would tell you the absolute record belongs to a russian. >> in 1994-95, our compatriot set the absolute record of 437 days. that's almost enough time to fly the mars and back. he carried out many experiments and his work was very important. >> reporter: of course nothing actually replicates the experience of reentry. it's one of the things you have to do yourself. but the similarity shows you how cramped it is inside this tiny capsule, the only thing that's keeping the men alive and it shows how the vacuum and extreme temperatures of space are just centimeters from their heads. museums like this and media coverage of missions that have just returned to earth are
testament to how much excitement human space travel generates and maybe future visitors of mars. rory challands, are are al jazeeraljazeera, moscow. now to our global view segment with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. now, gop establishment is so anti-trump at a some are contesting his is position. britain's the independent says, hillary clinton versus donald trump is likely to be the general election matchup and that clinton would probably rather face any other candidate. she could easily argue the issues against any other candidate and win, but trump's
be unreliability, she will be fighting a different game against trump. canada's globe and mail be published this, incoming meet i don't remember, a dinosaur kohl's called the status quo. about to become extinct. >> sandro botticelli's works, now 40 paintings are on display in london. joined by seasonal mod ernl company. al jazeera.'s jessica baldwin reports. >> classic beauty, by the italian painter sandr objection botticelli. the london museum has dozens of botticellis on show, the largest showing by the italian artist ever shown in england. his works were sought after by
the elite of florence but then for about 300 years he disappeared until he was rediscovered in the 18th century by the prerafaelites. the movement wanted it to return to its origination. since then artist has become an international superstar. >> i think botticelli is really global. has this ability of touching any kind of culture, i don't think you can do that with any other artist. >> reporter: global interpretations from clothes to films. a modern day venus in dr. no. botticelli goes pop by andy warhol. a serene botticelli by renee lagritte. >> the pretty girl under orange
hair. i transfer the chinese and asian face, dark hair, different culture, different beauty. >> modern artists like hundreds before them have been drawn to bot kealy. whether the new works will inspire artists 500 years from now is less certain. jessica baldwin, al jazeera, london. >> the united states is trying a new form of diplomacy to promote gay rights throughout world. broadway diplomacy. the united nations application, fun home, five time tony award winning show, with a lesbian as its central cear character. according to the u.n. being gay is a crime in at least 75 countries. the rolling stones have announced a influence show in
cuba. the stones will play in havana march 25th, three days after a visit of president obama, three days after an exhibition game by the tampa bay raise. landmark event for band and they hope for their friends in cuba as well. that's it for this international news hour on al jazeera america, i'll be back with more news in two minutes. ♪ ♪
>> good evening i'm antonio mora. this is al jazeera america. >> i ask you to prayerfully consider our coming together. >> if trump is there i won't vote. >> desperate to stop donald trump. republicans are speaking out as their presidential nominee in 2012 prepares to lay out his case against the front runner. >> we're going to wage a campaign that is about the future and about bringing us all together. >> calling it one for the history books after wins on super tuesday, hillary clinton looks ahead beyond bernie sanders. abortion rights back in the u.s. supreme court. the emotions, the facts and