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>> nuclear threat. >> i'm not surprised one bit that pyongyang might not look favourably on these exercises north korea warns it will launch a missile strike at the start of the annual south korean
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drills. boarder closed after an armed group targets security forces and kills civilians training camp attack. >> the removal of the terrorist fighters, degrading al-shabab's abilities to meet objectives. >> u.s. air strikes over the weekend kills 150 al-shabab fighters money for violence. >>. >> the main objective is humanitarian, we don't want to see women and children dying. turkey greece to help stem the flow of refugees to europe, but asks for billions more in e.u. aid good evening, i'm antonio mora. we begin al jazeera america's international newshour with the stand off between kim jong un
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and president obama. north korea's leader is threatening a nuclear strike against the u.s. and south korea. pyongyang says it will launch an indiscriminate attack if the u.s. and south korea proceed with joint military exercises in the region. they begin the largest exercise on monday. the annual manoeuvres lasts for weeks and involves thousands of troops and hundreds of thousands of forces. washington insists the drills are offensive in nature, and according to the north's state-run newsagency. the exercises are undisguised nuclear war drills that threaten the nation's sovereignty. kim says he's ready to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike of justice. the annual war games begin monday morning with 300,000 south korean troops, and 17,000 americans. the south korean newsagency reports the drills prepare for
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precision attacks on the north korean leadership and the nuclear and mission arsenal in case of war. the back drop of the manoeuvres, pyongyang's nuclear tests. >> any test represents a clear violation of resolutions. once again, i strongly urge north korea to implement fully all agency and security council regulations. even though china went along with resolutions against north korea, it is not happy about the military drills. >> north korea reacted strongly to the drills. china was concerned about the exercises. in terms of the peninsula security, china is concerned at the trouble making behaviour on the doorstep. the state department stays it may not be in relation to the drills. >> you're asking me to get in
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the head of kim jong un. >> i'm not surprised one bit that pyongyang might not look favourably on these exercises. i think that comes as a surprise to exactly no one. but we have an obligation. an obligation that is underscored and made all the more urgent on the peninsula by his own actions. >> reporter: the u.s. confirmed talks were under way on the deployment in south korea of the nuclear missile defense system called thad. temp nal high altitude defense system. a move china deposes. >> we want a return to the 6-party talks. denuclearization on the peninsula. we are clear about what we want. that has not changed. >> joining us is paul carol. he served in the u.s. department of energy with a focus on nuclear issues in asia.
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good to see you. north korea makes these aggressive statements during the annual military exercises. should weight be put on this threat where kim jong un put north korea's military at the ready for the nuclear strike. >> thanks for having me. i would say no. in short, no. this is a perennial war that we see between pyongyang and the united states, and frankly the neighbours in the region. it's interesting to me that they use the word nuclear more than ever, because they conducted their fourth test. they see it as a mantle of legitimacy. i will say that the fact that this year's exercises are the largest ever, and as a spokesperson says, no one is surprised that pyongyang is unhappy. this is the cauldron of possible confusion and miscalculation that could lead to accidental war on the peninsula
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one important question is whether north korea can hit south korea, and can put satellites of some sort into space. what is the likelihood that those rockets could be used as nuclear delivery systems? >> there's two issues, one is what north korea says about launching a pre-emptive nuclear strike, that they would not do even if they are able to. they know what the response and conclusion of an attack would be, that would be their own destination. the second point is important to keep in mind. to date there has been no evidence or consistency that the north, in fact, has a deliverable reliable weapon, they are in the phase of testing big clunky very heavy devices, and no one has said, and there has been no evidence in the testing that they can accurately deliver anything with a rocket - i shouldn't say anything, a nuclear war head with a rocket. if we are not talking about kim
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reacting with a nuclear attack. is this moment of more concern than in the past. kim seems to be acting erratically, there seem to have been multiple purchases of top korean officials. >> i wouldn't see it as erratic. in his shoes, he has an ally or protector in china who is frustrated. their patience is thin. in no one else on the planet to look for. he wants to consolidate power, and the track record of north korean world is if you want to do that, you look and act and talk tough. that is what he's doing. i wouldn't say it's kim's behaviour that is the determining factor here. what is the determining factors are, as i said, the presence much hundreds of thousands of troops, the annual exercises
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that are predictable and conveyed to the north. whether intentional or not, you have a lot of personal and a lot of infrastructure in the region in motion. and the minute the north decides they might launch a rocket and something else happens, you have a situation like world war i. >> a tinderbox. >> exactly. and china can't be happy either. >> this comes as the u.n. and the u.s. impose more sanctions. any chance that they'll have any effect to get north korea to negotiate. to get to an iran deal. history shows na north korea developed its nukes despite international agreements not to. >> right. here is the silver lining. despite this - the exercises going on in the north's rhetoric, this has been something that in the past is sort of the opposite of the calm before the storm. the way to think about this is
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the storm before the calm. there's rhetorical exchanges, there's a lot of military activity going on. in the past, soon amp, often, the north and the u.s. and allies find a way to come back to the table, and say cool down, let's see what conference ground there may be. with china's help, with the new sanctions, not only did they draft the sanctions. if they are enforced and china plays along. this could be an opportunity to get back to the table with the north. >> i hope you are right about that. the chinese are opposing a missile defense system that are being sent to south korea. we'll see how it plays out in tunisia gunmen attack military posts. the attackers storm through a
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town in the east. al jazeera is in ben gardan with more. >> the people of bengardan woke up to this. the sound of heavy gun fire. the attacks on the ground are coordinated, on the national army forces. some locals report seeing dozens of fighters roaming the streets. many have been killed, including this man, say the tunisians, who they accuse of attempting to fire a rocket-held grenade. >> this is one. targets. the security tortured here in the heart of ben gardan. what the attack shows is there's an organized group operating in the boarder region, capable of hitting strategic targets. >> some call it the world west of tunisia.
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it's markets and shops are cluffed. tunisians travelled from here to fight for groups like isil and libya. many think isil is behind what happened. >> they are dirt. we are not afraid of them. all the people are in solidarity with the government. i'm a citizen, for us, everyone is in solidarity with the government. we hate them. they don't representatives us or tunisia. of course i'm afraid. we are all afraid, it is the first time that something like this has happened. >> one possible reason for the attack is revenge for a recent u.s. air strike on an isil camp in western libya. most of those killed were tunisians. it's thought the strike happened with the help of tunisian intelligence. last week around a dozen armed fighters crossed the boarder, attacking scoredy forces.
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this time -- security forces. this time it was a larger group. this was an unprecedented attack. planned and organized, and the goal na was to take part of the area. tunisian government built a barrier along the boarder with libya, to stop arms trafficking and fighters from crossing in. tunisia needs better intelligence to protect its borders. this fighting shows a threat is not just coming from libya, it's from within tunisia itself. despite the heralded cessation of hostilities, 19 were killed in an air strike in syria, a russian or syrian missile hit a mark, as peace talks are set to resume this week. james bays reports frn geneva. >> the cessation of hostilities in place, has significantly
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reduced the level of violence. it is fragile. with all sides reporting violations. this is the aftermath of an air strike by the government on on opposition controlled area in idlib with 10 people reported dead. in aleppo, this is where a building is restored by shelling here locals are to blame for the death of 14 people. two of the women injured in the attack. it is the suffering of syrian women highlighted by a syrian envoy. he recorded a message to mark international women's day. >> i met many inside and outside syria. and i see in their eyes, in what and how they behave during this time, five years of conflict. how enormous has been the suffer rans and the dignity.
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the stalled talks were supposed to restart in geneva this week. that is the head of the opposition block. the high negotiations committee, riyadh has told news organizations in a telephone conference call. that right now they are not ready to return to geneva. there's too many violations, they say still there are areas that are beseeged and have not received humanitarian aid and they want to see the release of detainees. everyone knows there's a risk in further delay, yet more violations could derail the process a suicide bomber in pakistan killed 13, but missed his target. it happened in a town 20 miles north-east of peshawar. the attacker was trying to bomb
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a courthouse, stopped by security before he entered the compound. he detonated his explosives in a niche market. a group claimed responsibility saying it was revenge for an execution for the man that assassinated punjab's governor twitter was praised for stopping groups like isil from using the site as propaganda and as a recruitment tall. twitter did not fair as well when it came to hate speech getting a d u.s. drones and plains go after al-shabab in somali. the threat that the group poses to the u.s. and africa. donald trump slammed by foreign officials. the rhetoric compared to the words of mussolini and hitler.
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the pentagon says it carried out its deadly air strikes ever against al-shabab in somalia. a pentagon spokesman says the al-qaeda-led group was preparing to attack u.s. and african forces. >> reporter: in recent years al-shabab claimed responsibility for attack after attack in somali and next door in kenya, including a massacre at this nir your mall.
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monday, u.s. officials said the al-qaeda-linked group was planning another attack, this time on u.s. troops and african allies in somali. >> my understanding is that there was intelligence, that this was a training camp, and these fighters would soon be embarking upon missions directly impacting the u.s. and our port nirs. >> on saturday the pentagon said the u.s. struck the camp with drones and piloted aircraft. killing more than 150 al-shabab fighters, the pentagon said for weeks the u.s. was watching the site. 120 miles north of mogadishu. the strike was not in defense, and if m defense of the african mission. we used a mix of manned and unmanned platform. >> the removal of the terrorist fighters. degrades meeting objectives, including recruiting members and
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planning attacks. >> the u.s. designated al-shabab a terrorist organization and has a number of special operations forces in somali, aimed at tripling it. they want to create a strict islamic state and is thought to have thousands of fighters, including children and foreigners. >> u.s. strikes killed the top leader in 2014. in the past two months al-shabab stepped up attacks killing more than 150 people, bombing a restaurant and hotel in somali, and kenyan soldiers at a remote desert out post. u.s. officials say strikes on al-shabab are a step forward in efforts to weaken it. this is a good example of how united states military can use resources and capabilities in partnership with forces on the ground, to counter-extremism, and to protect the united states
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and our interests we are joined from washington by the former brigadier general and isn't secretary of state. good to see you general. this attack was unusual for the u.s. because of the number of people killed, and in that the attack involved drones and manned aircraft. >> yes. no, that's right. we have not seen this type of multiple attacks in some time, and certainly not in somali. >> is it unusual for al-shabab to have this kind of concentration of fighters in one place. i don't think so. all indications were this was a graduation journey. it's not necessarily a unique event, it is unique to catch it
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on the in tell. if they have camps like this one. like this one. why can't we monitor those, and attack them more often. >> first of all, they are smart enough to move the training camps. it's important to understand that a drone is looking at the ground through a straw. it may not be the case, and when we put our i.s. r assets near them. sometimes it's lucky when we pick them up. >> how big of a load do you think this is for al-shabab? >> not much. the fact is that this was 150 people. we have been walking for al-shabab for years and years before i.s.i.s., before they affiliated with al-qaeda. they'll certainly regroup, and get more volunteers, and i would
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say that this is an important hit. it's not going to be earth-shaking to al-shabab. >> a lot of analysts were arguing that al-shabab was book on her heels. the horrible attack in kenya, that killed 150 people, was an attempt for the weekend group to stay relevant. has that turned out to be wishful thinking? >> well look, al-shabab is not at the strength it was a few years ago. but, it certainly is strong enough that it can be planning independent attacks, and for them to decide to attack an amazon formation with potential american troops in the vicinitiy tells me that they feel like they are in pretty good shape. amazon being the african union peacekeepers that are down.
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al-shabab attacked a team that they claimed killed 200 kenyan soldiers, we saw a flurry of attacks, mortar attacks on the presidential palace, a laptop that blew a hole in a commercial airliner, a laptop exploded in an airport outside mogadishu, and diffused two other bombs and other electronics at the airport. can you make the argument that al-shabab is getting stronger. >> i can, some would say they are on the back feet. i see no indications i nee the opposite. they have affiliated themselves with al-qaeda. some of the elements are also affiliated themselves with i.s.i.s. i think that will only provide recruitment capability and equipment, and, in fact, more danger to not only amazon
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troops, but the small number of american troops. >> you don't think the internal argument about al-shabab whether to remain affiliated with al-qaeda, or going with isil has hurt the group at all. >> i really don't. again, this is a fairly robust group. they are having internal arguments. some would say they need to focus on somali issues. some say they need to make an international organization. with the activity they were conducting inside of somali, there may be ideological differences, that is not close to dimminuating the ability to make the packs. >> thank you sure the white house announced it would disclose the number of people killed by drones and counterterrorism strikes since president obama took office in
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2009. it will include combatants and civilian depths in pakistan, somali, libya and other countries. it will not cover other zones. the white house counterterrorism believes that providing greater transparency maintains the legitimacy of the counterterrorism programme. >> a breakthrough in the refugee crisis. and two years after malaysia airlines flight mh370 disappeared, how families have been torn apart by the tragedy and the legal disputes that followed.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news, doctors without borders opens a new camp in france, hoping to give asylum seeker a better place to live. first a look at headlines. a date has been set for the funeral for the former first lady nancy regan. she'll be laid to rest next to her husband at a burial site at the regan library the supreme court upheld parental rights for a lesbian adopted mother.
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alabama supreme court went too so far when it refused to recognise the woman's adoption of her partner's biological children a state of georgia can execute death row inmates in the electric chair. the virginia state senate approved a bill allowing execution. the bill goes before virginia's governor. virginia and other states have been scrambling for alternatives. >> e.u. and turkish world have come to a tentative unit. with thousands at the boarder between greece and macedonia, the meeting ended without a formal meeting in place. they explained the goals, what some call a breakthrough. >> our objective is to discourage illegal migration to prevent human smugglers to help
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people who want to come to europe, to encourage legal migration in a disciplinized and regular manner. here the main objective is humanitarian. we don't want to see women and children dying in agency. >> jonah hull reporting from brussels on the new refugee plan. >> it was a deal that looked doubtful during the course of the day when turkey brought a draft proposal to the table, sweeping aside agreements reached previously. but in the end a breakthrough hailed as a triumph with the end of europe's refugee crisis in site. a game-changer. the prime minister of turkey saying the objective to discourage illegal migration, encouraging all those that want to enter-europe to do so in an
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illegal way. merkel said it was about patrolling external borders, setting up roots for entry. in terms of which syria refugee readmitted. one would be resettled in europe. that is the broad outline of the plan. hopefully by the next e.u. council meeting on the 17th of march. the details are complex, money has got to be raised. turkish citizens can come to the e.u. freely and the e.u. membership accession plan has to be reopened and accelerated in face of objections from e.u. mem biers, notably cyprus. a deal has been reached.
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in the words of donald, the days of migration to europe are over jonah hull in brussels. turkey is asking for billions more dollars in aid before it helps europe stem the flow. they stent the day in the -- -- spent the day in the coastal city saying they'll need more than money. >> if they get the promise, the extra money, it will be difficult to staunch the tide of refugee trying to cross from turkey into greece. every day where we are standing hundreds if not thousands are crossed in the rickety boats. they go 15km behind us. it's a half hour boat ride from here. it's tough until now for turkey to stop the crossings. there's a fast and the driving human smuggling market that is going on here all the time.
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those smugglers are powerful. in order to try to lesson the numbers of crossings. they'll have to see more interposed control by the coast guard. that is something that the turks have said they are starting to do. over the weekend they said they have stopped two smugglers crossing. 120 syrians. that's a drop in the bucket. that's a tiny numbers. >> european world consider how to solve the crisis. thousands are stranded in greece. as al jazeera hoda abdel-hamid explains, they hope macedonia will open the boarder. many setting their sites on gemany. the whether is miserable. most of the people are in the tents. these are summer tesents, they have put their blankets outside
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for the water. but for many they will spend the night inside the tents. throughout the day there was much anticipation that by this time they would have gotten some sort of idea, or some guidelines coming out of the meetings in brussels. that has not happened. for people here aggravating the situation which is vulnerable. certainly the situation is very difficult for children. about 5,000 out of the 14,000 are here are children below the age of five. last time there was an outbreak of fever, cold, diarrhoea. we are bracing ourselves for a similar situation when day break comes. >> hoda abdel-hamid reporting from greece, along the boarder with macedonia. >> in northern france, hundreds of refugees are moving into a camp. promising better conditions with
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those with nowhere else to go. jacky rowland reports from outside doesn't kirk. >> all day there has been a steady line of people waiting to board buses. parents and children, groups of men. in all more than 400 made the short journey to what they hope will be a better life. it could hardly be worse than how they've been living until now. tents and sheets of plastic sinking into the mud on a scrap of wasteland. a local mayor played a key role in rescuing the refugees. whether you like it or not. the refugees were here. they'd been prevented going to england. were not allowed to set them back. they have to have somewhere to live. >> this is going to be their new hoax. a collection of cabins built by the aid agency, where the state failed to act, the voluntary
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sector is taking the initiative. access is based on need. m.s. s did not impose controls or restrictions, that is in contrast to a container park set up by the french authorities in calais. where refugees register a palm print if they want to the register palm prints. >> the fact this it's not an official game makes people more confident about moving in. >> translation: this camp is not a magnet. that is what some people are afraid of. in iraq they are not saying there's a camp in northern france. they are fleeing persecution. authorities are expecting to clear out the old camp on thursday. by then the vast majority should
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be safely installed here. avoiding confrontations witnessed in calais two years passed since the disappearance of malaysia airlines flight mh370, carrying 239 people when it vanished. investigators are not sure what happened. on the anniversary, malaysia's prime minister issued a statement that read in part: adrian brown reports on the families of the passengers and crew. >> the world's greatest aviation mystery has touched many communities - rich and poor. the village in herbe province is
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one. adverts encourage local men to apply for construction jobs in south-east asia. that is what this person did. he was one of the 154 chinese passengers on flight mh370. last march, on the first anniversary of the jet's disappearance, his younger bother told me he believed the plane had been ijacked. he thinks that today. >> >> translation: this had a huge impact on the family, this is endless torture and pain. we'll remain as long as the truth is not discovered. >> reporter: a year ago we met his missing brother's wife and son. the family home was adorned with memories. lieuling left the house after a row with her in-laws over the airlines initial compensation offer. the result is her child is effectively a pawn in the bitter
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family feud over money. she wanted to accept the compensation that her parents did not want to. we grabbed the sun back. this means the sister-in-law can end up with nothing. >> time has almost run out. the deadline for families to file a claim is march the 8th, two years. now on the eve of the anniversary the family lodged a claim, seeking compensation of almost a million dollars. >> multiple lawsuits have been filed in malaysian and u.s. courts. the campaign has taken its toll on broken families those that may never know the cause of their brief white house officials said binyamin netanyahu cancelled the
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trip to the u.s. and will not meet with a president obama. israeli media says no appropriate time for the meeting could be found. the white house extended an invitation for march 18th, before president obama leaves for cuba. the white house said it was surprised by the decision. the president of mexico says donald trump's campaign rhetoric is similar to mustoe leany and hitler. the republican presidential front runner damaged the relationship between his unit and the u.s., and said there was no way mexico would pay for a boarder wall that has become a central promise of trump's campaign. >> a group of women in mexico calling themselves the daughters of violence are fighting back against harassment. they were confronting men with a song and a confetti gun. >> it's a fleeting encounter.
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but the anger and shame of sexual harassment on the streets can linger. >> the wixen are -- women are fighting back with a song and a confetti gun. watch as they confront men that have made offensive comments or gestures. the men are surprised. all said they were not embarrassed, they hid their faces or laughed nervously. they are wasting our time. they don't feel ashamed because they didn't do anything. >> reporter: for the last three years, these men have been confronting sexual harass: they have been confronting them since they were children. >> reporter: we live in a world where everything revolves around men. we are not interested in educating men. what we want to do is empower
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women. women's rights groups say educating men is key. there's no law punishing street sexual harassment. if there were. in a country where there's distrust of police, even so, there are calls to enact a law. any changes in the law is going to take time. it's very important to take direct action to educate, to talk to other women. so they can direct the harassment. >> reporter: only a handful of men apologised. they may not see results on the streets. women say they are seeing results from within. >> now i see more power in reacting. >> reporter: the women are spreading their message saying they received support from
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across latin america. and hope they'll spur a movement herd beyond the streets of mexico a landmark david versus goliath case begins in the hague. a tiny island nation is trying to hold some of the most powerful nations in the world responsible for nuclear arms race and tests that they say is making them sick. >> is climate change affecting them. i'm leading a tea taster to find out tomorrow, we'll have primary votes as michigan, mississippi, idaho and hawaii head to the polls. jiz
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a volcano in ecuador spewed spoke and ash nearly 2 miles into the sky. the name means throat of fire. it's more than 3 miles from its base to the calendar ron-shaped crater at its peak. it rained glowing rocks. this has been active for the last 17 years. the marshall islands in are taking ons powers of on unprecedented case. residents say their lives were
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ruined by tests, and argue that nations failed the obligation to addition arm. >> people ta a lot of money. in decades gone by. the powers use the atolls to test the accuracy. >> the united states government wants to return the power into something for the benefit of mankind. >> reporter: for one, the u.s. went to the islands in to persuade the locals that the tests would be for the greater good. >> in the 12 years to 1968, there were 67 nuclear tests along the chain of islands in. for generations passed and present. they suffered the effects. >> they can go down the list. you don't have to go far. almost every marshall islander
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can do this. my wife's mother died from thyroid cancer. >> now it's the international criminal court in the hague has to decide if the nuclear powers has a case to answer. they brought a case against the three nuclear powers. that's the u.k., india and pakistan. they breached a duty to disarm. >> similar logic is used against others. >> essentially they are asking what they are currently doing and have been doing for decades, is that in good faith, the fact that in the u.k. there are plans to renew triedens for decades to come, that there's little willingness of the states that participate in multinational disarmer. me
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ment, is it good faith. >> reporter: the islanders say when they lobby congress, they can't get anyone to listen to them in this david versus goliath case, do they believe there's a case to answer. >> it would be difficult to establish that what india and pakistan are doing. they can say what they did. it's a test. they heard that. >> they will find what india and pakistan is doing. >> the marshall islands in have other things to worry about, rising sea levels and climate change are affecting their existence, whether or not you think they have a chance of winning their case in the hague, it's hard though argue they hadn't suffered enough now, our global view seg: a look at how news outlets are
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reacting to special event. the guardian says it fits into a fear campaign about migrants. and evehicles those crossing the boarder. it reminds readers that the refugees are people, doctors, businessmen, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, and calling the camp dehumanizes them donald trump's rise is evidence that decency and politeness is on the decline in the u.s. the paper says that negativity and anger is gaining traction in america, and donald trump is the champion of that sleeping. >> the post is criticising some of trump's critics. it says that it insults trump
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and holocaust victims. no matter mouch you may hate trump. it may not be how political points are scored. maria sharapova is facing a ban from sport after failing a drug test. she tested positive for the drug mel donia. the national institutes of health said athletes that used it benefited, and enhanced central nervous system function. it was banned and maria sharapova said she's been taking it for 10 years for health issues. >> i wanted to let you know a few days ago i received a letter from the itf that i had failed a drug test at the australian open. i did fail the test and i take full responsibility for it. maria sharapova won five grand
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slam titles. she is the highest paid woman in sport. meldonium was banned last year the u.s. olympic committee said athletes must decide individually whether to attend the re--or summer games. the aoc does not want to make health policy. they'll provide bug spray and mosquito nets and is considering decisional medical staff. the games start in 151 days. as if running a marathon is not hard enough. someone scheduled one on a frozen lake in russia. over 1,000 took part. they were given six hours to complete the frigid trek. the winner said the course was very, very difficult climate change is the focus of the off the radar segment. specifically the impact on a
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popular drink - tea. it is more than an afternoon pick me up in india. more than a million people were employed. but as al jazeera reports, that could be changing. >> acceptable, good point. >> meet a professional tea taster. his job is to assess quality, but tea is subjective. like whiskey or wine, one man's drink is another's poison. he has seen big changes in the 25-year career. >> conditions are more challenging. earlier in areas with you didn't need it. >> reporter: this man devoted his life to studying tea and says global warming is having an effect. >> climate change is impacting
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the productivity in terms of the distribution. secondly, climate change is impacting the quality. >> there was a time when the sprinklers were not needed, when the rain fall and sunshine was just right. the tea plant is sensitive. >> unlike crops that dominate the food system, fa is a perennial crop. it's grown all year around. you plant the saplings once, and you can harvest the leaves for 50-60 years, that makes it vulnerable to changes in temperature. >> a senior member of the indian tea board says unpredictable rainfall forced tea gardens to enforce renovations. >> wowed rain we cannot have
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good harvesting. you cannot get your production from irrigation. it's only from the rain god, when there is rain. generally you get good harvest. >> indians consume a third of all the tea produced in the world. nearly a billion tonnes every year. millions who depend on it for their livelihood are looking anxiously at the crop, searching for a sign of two leafs and a bud some people in the u.k. enjoyed a rare delay of the aurora borealis, the northern lights. the lights are a common sight in scandanavian countries, but rarely seen so far south. the phenomenon occurs when electrically charged particles from the sun collide with gas
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particles two new additions from the toronto zoo are on display. the two pandas are making appearance. new prime minister justin trudeau was on hand to greet them as they received names paying tribute to the country of their birth. the male is called canadian home, and the female's name means canadian joy. they representatives the growing bond between the host country and china. that's it for the international news hour. in the next hour, geologistists say fracking has caused earthquakes. now the government is getting involved. i'll be back with more news in 2 minutes. 2 minutes.
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