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tv   News  Al Jazeera  March 11, 2016 11:00am-11:17am EST

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v >> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites.
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we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. you are with us here on al jazeera. time for me to go through the top stories. this hour, a u.n. report accuses both sides in south sudan's civil war of deliberately targeting civilians for killing rape, and pillage. but it says government supporters were responsible for most of the a -- atrocities. an iraq cleric has called on the prime minister to address corruption. and syria's opposition
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agrees to go to peace talks in geneva on monday. aid groups have accused members of the u.n. security council of making things worse by backing rival sides. it is five years now since an earthquake and tsunami killed more than 18,000 people in japan. a minute of silence was held on friday at the precise time that the quake hit. from one of the worst-hit areas, harry fawcett reports. >> reporter: this is the closest thing to high ground here, a mound built 96 years ago so that residents could look out to sea. five years on from the tsunami, it has become a place of remember answer. it was the -- aerial footage that first showed the scale of the damage. all that is left are these few
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remaining foundation walls. the and wes came through this neighborhood, scrubbing it out entirely. at its height it was about two meters above that manmade mound. it was there that they gathered to mark the moment the earthquake struck. 150 kilometers north another community marked the same moment, the same way. >> translator: the reality is that we still feel the scars here, and there are still many who are struggling to restart their lives. >> reporter: at the national memorial in tokyo a similar sentiment came from japan's emperor on behalf f those forced
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from their homes. >> translator: efforts are being made to improve the situation, but my heart acheses at the thought that there are still people who cannot return home. >> reporter: for all of the reconstruction elsewhere, large parts of the exclusion zones in fukushima have changed little. at the plant itself, workers battle to store and treat up to 400 tons of newly contaminated water each day. they supply workers as a subcontractor, he says the efforts are hampered by a shortage of people willing to do the work. >> translator: what i felt most was anxiety. when i got there, i thought my experience would be useful, but all of the rules i used to abide by became completely irrelevant. >> reporter: higher sea walls built, sections being raised for
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new construction to minimize damage of future waves. but scars still remain. a day of commemoration can bring some comfort, but it also serveings as a reminder of just how much has been lost. harry fawcett, al jazeera, japan. the north korean leader kim ki-jong has ordered his officials to conduct more nuclear tests after firing two short-range missiles into the sea on thursday. south korea says north korean spy attacks have doubled in the last month. they say think north tried to hack into the railway system, and it has accused the north of trying to hack into the accounts of 300 south korean government and military officials. what is a controversial korean movie that has been 14 years in the making is set to hit international screens pretty skoon. "it's called spirit's
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homecoming, and deals with the so-called comfort women. it has become a hit in korea, but the film has reignited anger with japan. >> reporter: the movie is inspired by the harrowing true story of one surviving comfort come. the movie's preview in seoul was attended by some of the few comfort women still alive. the box office success is all the more remarkable because of the long struggle to complete the film. 14 years in the making, the director managed to raise the remaining budget through on-line crowd funding. >> translator: i think the movie was made thanks to the will of the people to get to know the grandmothers. the plot of the movie is important, but above all, it is
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the fact that it was directly funded and produced by the people themselves. >> reporter: outside the jap pa neez embassy, a protest by supporters of korean comfort women is a weekly event. possibly the movie's success should not come as a surprise because of the issue still being felt so deeply. under the deal, japan apologized and set up a fund of nearly $10 million to help the surviving women. that has left many protesters even more enraged. >> translator: japan did not admit war crimes and says offer of compensation is not legal ref ration. it means that japan does not accept legal responsibility. we demand the agreement be
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nullified. >> reporter: it's estimated as many as 200,000 women may have been forced to work in the wartime brothels. this movie is fuelling the anger. >> translator: i want god to make japan pay for their atrocities. i feel the suffering of the victims. >> reporter: i hope many more people watch this movie, so they will understand. >> reporter: clearly a painful experience, but the box office figures show how around 3 million koreans have felt the need to go through it. in india the organizers of a major cultural festival have been fined for causing environmental damage. a huge stage built on the banks of the river has caused irreparable damage to the flood planes. they also acknowledge it's too late to cancel the event. the organizer says he is done
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nothing wrong and is prepared to go to jail rather than pay the fine. faiz jamil has more. >> reporter: this is the site of the massive three-day world cultural festival. spread across a thousand acres and will have thousands of perform performers, and is expected to attract up to 3.5 million people. we're near the banks of the river in new delhi. an environmental assessment has shown that the construction done to build all of this has damaged the floodplains. the art of living foundation, which is organizing this whole area, saying all of this here is temporary, and that no permanent damage has been done. india's green tribunal says the organizers will have to pay for the restoration of the area. environmentalists say that restoring the full ecology cannot happen, because the
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damage here has been done. prosecutors in brazil have ordered the arrest of former president da silva, on money laundering charges. lula denies the charges and says they are politically motivated. lucia newman has more. >> reporter: he was known as the politician with the teflon shield, a shield that for years prevented scores of corruption charges from sticking. that is until now. >> translator: money laundering, identity fraud, and the crime of money laundering in concurrent offenses, participation in money laundering. >> reporter: with that the state prosecutor charged brazil's powerful former president and his wife and son and called for
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da silva to be put into preventative custody while the case moves forward. until recently the former president was one of latin america's most-respected politicians, credited with taking 30 million brazilians out of poverty, and turning his country into an economic powerhouse. but that was before his successor oversaw the collapse of the economy, and a rise of corruption scandals worth billions of dollars that go back to lula's administration. he is accused of having received a large apartment from a construction company in exchange for political favors. >> translator: whilst millions of families were prevented from reaching their dreams of owning their own houses, one of those received a luxury apartment.
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this is what is detailed in our report, and has been presented to the supreme federal tribunal. >> reporter: lula denies the charges, which may be just the tip of the iceberg. >> he is under indictment for corruption and money laundering in the state of sao paulo. there is a much larger federal case that has already caused sentences to about 80 people. >> reporter: his teflon shield has been seriously damaged as he fights for his political future. u.s. police are said to be investigating whether a former aid to the russian president was brutally assaulteder before
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returning to his hotel. the russian media say he suffered a heart attack, but the suffered blunt force trauma to the head. donald trump has got more backing. ben carson, who dropped out of the republican race a week ago, appeared with trump in florida. the support comes despite bitter clashes between the two in the early stages of the campaign. >> there are two different donald trump. there's the one you see on the stage, and there's the one who is very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully, you can have a very good conversation with him, and that's the donald trump that you are going to start seeing more and more of. >> well, that's a blow to trump's three remaining rivals hours after their latest tv debate, which alan fisher took
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in. >> reporter: this was the tamest debate so far and brought more light to the positions held by the candidates. donald trump was asked to address his comments claiming islam hates the u.s. >> there is tremendous hate. where large portions of a group of people, islam, large portions want to use very, very harsh means. >> reporter: john kasich doubted there could ever be peace in the middle east. >> i think pursuing a long-term peace solution is the wrong thing to do. >> reporter: donald trump refused to respond to a number of attacks on several issues, ted cruz demanding policy details, not sound bites. >> how does it help you to have a president come and say, i'm going to put a 45% tax on diapers when you buy diapers, on
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automobiles, on clothing, that hurts you. it's why we have got to get beyond rhetoric of china bad, and actually get to how do you solve the problem. >> reporter: this debate was in miami with its big cuban american population. and marco rubio the senator who's family came from cuba made that count with this answer. >> it will require cuba to change at least its government. today it has not. after these changes were made -- after these changes were made, there are now hundreds of millions of dollars that will flow to the castro regime. >> reporter: this debate covered many issues important to american voters. they have been able to look at the personalities of the candidates. now they may have a better idea of their pollties. thai elephants have taken part in an annual polo tournament in bangkok. they are working elephants, and it gives them a chance to get
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medical attention, and a well-earned break afterwards. more than $125,000 was raised forrel font conservation projects in this thailand. for all of the news. from critic to comrade, ben carson endorses donald trump. and dishonorable discharge, two top executives lose their jobs amid a spending scandal at the wounded warrior project. ♪