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searching for survivors, rescue workers dig through a rubble over a fly-over collapsed in cacutta the world news from al jazeera. also ahead, bombers target a bus carrying a bus of soldiers. tens of thousands march in brazil in support of embattled president dilma rousseff. the u.s. women's world soccer
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champions accuse their governing body of discrimination. the death toll in india for the bridge collapse has risen to 23. after an exhausting night of searching, recue operation is entering the final phase. a 100 metre section which was still under construction collapseed and fell onto a busy road. our correspondent is at the scene. >> reporter: this is one end of the flyover that snapped off and as you can see it has fallen onto not only construction vehicles but also a truck. we're told that the driver of the truck management to escape unhurt, but further down people were trapped in vehicles, auto rickshaws and that has been the focus of the search and rescue operation over night.
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it was a slow exercise because it was a congested area. the fly over is surrounded by commercial and residential buildings >> translation: it was a really difficult task to move these huge steel gurders. we had to cut them into pieces and only then could we manage to clean them. >> reporter: the operation is taking place as volunteers working alongside the army and fish rescue workers. there is little hope of finding survivors. we're told that people are still missing. who is also disturbing is that crowds have gathered again just metres away to watch all of this and further down under the bridge there is a lot of people setting up stalls, wassing through and vehicles parked once again underneath a bus carrying police officers has been the police target of the latest bomb attack in turkey. seven policemen were killed and civilian wrlz injured.
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>> reporter: this bus terminal was packed with commuters. it is the scene of more bloodshed. a car full of explosives was detonated remotely. the force of the blast so strong it blew out the window of new by buildings. a passing bus reduced to a burnt-out wreck. >> translation: suddenly we heard a loud noise. the building shook. i thought it was thunder and lightening hitting the house. i ran outside and i was told a bomb had exploded. >> translation: i was sitting at the till in my shop when suddenly the window exploded on my head. it took me by surprise, but i didn't know it was a domestic which destroyed the building. i saw my sister bleeding and i had to take her to hospital. >> reporter: the target doesn't appear to be civilians, but the bus which was carrying turkish police special forces. initial reports suggests it was travelling past the terminal
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when it exploded. president erdogan was quick to point out that turkey is doing all it can to stop such attacks. despite the growing frequency of bombings in recent months. >> translation: these attacks many never keep us from fighting terrorists. we are cornering terrorist organizations. terrorism is showing its heinous face through such acts. we're ensuring that terrorism is no longer an obstacle in our country >> reporter: it is a mostly kurdish city and has been under a curfew designed to flush out what the government calls terrorist fighters. this attack could be a planned warning happening just one day before prime minister is due to visit in syria at least 37 people have been killed and dozens injured in air strikes in the eastern countryside of damascus. the air strikes that targeted
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the only hospital in the town. other strikes in the you same area hit a school and two civil defense buildings. britain has rejected a proposal for a national unity government for syria. the foreign secretary, phillip hammond, says it will not solve the syrian conflict. president bashar al-assad offered to form a unity government with the opposition. >> bashar al-assad talks about a unity government by which he means bringing one or two hand-picked regime friendly oppositionists into minor posts in the government. that is not sufficient. there has to be a direct change of direction in syria, there has to be the creation of a government that represents all the people, all the communities, all the faiths in syria and it has to be a government that is not, or at least in the future, will not be led by bashar al-assad one of iraq's most prominent shia leaders has urged his followers to end a two-week protest. his supporters had been staging
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a sit-in around the capital green zone. the prime minister has met their demand for reform by announcing a new cabinet. our correspondent has more. >> reporter: the sit in, with thanks and appreciation to you, with those words, he called on the protesters to stand down. >> translation: after all these demonstrations, he took a positive step. he announced a new government cabinet today, except the interior and defense ministry and this is what we have achieved as a result of your sitting in. justice has been achieved. this new government should be approved by the parliament in the next ten days >> reporter: baghdad heavily fortified green zone is where the elite live and work. barricades separate them from the thousand $of demonstrators camped out here. they want the prime minister to tackle corruption, chief of their demands replace the cabinet with ministers not affiliated to political parties.
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>> translation: these blocks have caused iraq and iraqis much trouble. we here are followers offise eminence. we will settle nor nothing less than those reforms >> reporter: by appointing ministers unaffiliated with parties, he risks losing support of the blocks. if he doesn't, he will be seen as failing to deliver on promises. he can't afford either. he has tried to reframe the debate saying that the political deadlock has diverted attention and resources from a much bigger threat. >> translation: the state of emergency is affecting the war against i.s.i.l. troops in the provinces have to be reinforced by additional troops in baghdad and the precaution against attacks and security breaches. we call on all our people and our political forces to take this into consideration. >> reporter: this week the iraqi army launched a new offensive to try and retake the northern
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province from i.s.i.l. that campaign alone has made thousands of people homeless. back in baghdad, the pressure is on abadi. i.s.i.l., flagging economy and political rifts, altogether challenges to iraq's ability that the people home the perform m won't ignore resident in the libyan city of tripoli have come out in force to show their support for the new unity government. they're calling on the government to help end years of political par ago says. -- bihar alsays. >> reporter: a bell gem court has approved the extradition of salah abdeslam to france. the two countries will discuss how to proceed with the transfer. salah abdeslam faces a european arrest warrant issued by france. he was arrested in brussels earlier this month. 130 people were killed in the paris attacks last november
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tens of thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in brazil to show their support for embattled president dilma rousseff. they believe impeachment procedures against her are unjust and amount to what they say is a coup. >> reporter: they will not let their president go down without a fight. tens of thousands of her most ardent supporters took to the streets to try embolden a president fighting for political survival and trying to stave off impeachment. >> translation: it is a very delicate situation, but there's nothing against the president to justify her impeachment. >> reporter: they see the impeachment as a coup orchestrated by the opposition to regain power without elections. >> translation: i'm here against the possible coup which will happen in this country if the president is impeached.
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it is absurd that a democratically elected president by majority and by the rules would be removed like this. >> reporter: many of these people are poor or working class. the ones that have benefited the most from the generous social and economic policies of dilma rousseff's party for the past decade. today they're on the streets for a reason. thursday marked the anniversary of the 1964 hill tree coup supported by congress that ousted leftist president from power and led to two decades of dictatorship. today dilma rousseff supporters see parallels and believe democracy is at risk. a constitutional lawyer says the impeachment through dilma rousseff is going through all the correct legal channels, so is it a coup? >> no. >> translation: no. i do not consider this a coup because the institutions are working. this is a legitimate legal process in the constitution
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>> reporter: if the empeachment is a legal process and constitutional, then why is the president calling it a coup? >> translation: maybe calling it a coup is part of the identity crisis of her worker's party. i have no doubt there is i large ascale corruption and outright stealing of public funds going on. >> reporter: the opposition has protests planned in the coming days. today it was her supporters helping a beleaguered president to hold on to a job that seems more tenuous by the day myanmar's parliament is meeting to vote on a bill to create a new post for aung san suu kyi. the national presidential adviser's role is expected to give a democracy icon considerable influence in running the new government. more from our correspondent who joins us live. what been happening in
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parliament so far this morning? >> reporter: yes. it's a very crucial bill that's being discussed here in the upper house. at the moment the section is adjourned. we're going to expect a vote within the next half hour so this morning it became clear that this is going to be a very powerful position of aung san suu kyi. as you know, she couldn't run for president because she is barred by the constitution because her children have foreign nationalities. so she basically created her own new powerful position. it is called a state counsel r councillor. it is compared to a prime minister position, but sound more powerful than that because she not only has powers over the executive but also over parliament. so that gives her a crucial role here in the country. that's also something she has been saying, i will be the boss of the president and that's exactly what the military representatives here in the upper house, the military still has 25% of the seats, were
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totally against it this morning. they have made strong objections against it, but the majority of the upper house is totally in control of the national aleague for democracy, so the expectations are that very soon thousand this vote will be accepted by the upper house and then it will go to the lower house next week and she will have that very strong new position next week thank you for that. time for a short break on al jazeera. when we come back. >> reporter: i'm in southern mexico where many migrants from central america begin their long journey north through the country. coming up, a new report cast doubts on claims by the government that assumes everything it can to protect the rights of underage migrants these solar panels could soon fill the fields of pakistan. more on that. stay with us. stay with us.
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well on come back. a quick reminder. the number of killed is at 23 after the bridge collapse in india. hopes of finding survivors trapped under the rubble are starting to fade. >> translation: there is some debris being removed.
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as far as the possibility of injured persons, there is no more in this area turkish police have released footage the moment a blast killed seven officers. the victims were travelling in a bus when a parked car full of explosives detonated. protesters in brazil to show support for the president. they believe impeachment procedures against her are unjust and amount to a coup. to the u.s. capital where chinese president xi jinping has been meeting u.s. president obama. they pledge to kroopt to confront the nuclear threat posed by north korea. a professor of studies says the role of china is critical. >> they always say they want talks and they do, but they have always faced a choice.
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what do they want more? a stable but nuclear north korea or a north korea which is probably surrendering its nuclear weapons, but faces a risk of violence. usually it is stability. this time they probably decided to get tough on the nuclear weapons, at least for the time being. north korean scientists and engineers are working hard to create a better nuclear weapons and they're not going to stop because they believe if they stop they are doomed. they saw what happened to the man who surrendered his nuclear weapons. they are determined to continue with the nuclear program the campaign for the next president of the united states is rolling through to new york. democratic rivals hillary clinton and bernie sanders are both holding events there ahead of april's primary vote.
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al jazeera's correspondent sent this report from new york. >> reporter: polls show that hillary clinton has a strong lead here in new york. her home state where she has served as senator for many years, but we're seeing a lot of enthusiasm in this crowd for bernie sanders. thousands showing up for his rally in the b rrngs onx, new york, and dpsh - bronx, new york, and while hillary clinton has support amongst black voters in particular in this state, we're seeing minorities in this crowd, a lot of young people who really like what bernie sanders has to say. >> for he is assertion and how they would speak of or answer questions and that says a lot about them as a person. >> the more people find out about bernie sanders, they find out he was marching and was on the gold water campaign. as more people get educated, i feel that the black community will vote for bernie sanders. >> reporter: bernie sanders may be behind in the polls, but he
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does have momentum that we see in his crowds. he has won four states and he is expected to win wisconsin this weekend, and he will need to win there and here on the 19th if he has any hope of catching up to hillary clinton hundreds of women have protested against donald trump's remarks on abortion. they gathered outside trump tower in new york. the republican leader said if abortion became ill legal, women should face punishment. his campaign back tracked. more than a hundred new allegations of sexual abuse by u.n. peacekeepers have come to light in the car. the majority of the victims are minors and the accusations date from 2013 to as recently as three days ago. james bays has more. >> reporter: visiting the victims, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. samantha power was in
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the car for the inauguration for the country's new president. the u.n. says it is now interviewing 108 potential victims, civilians abused by knows who were supposed to-- those who were supposed to protect them >> we talked to the families about what had happened to their daughters who in many cases were raped by soldiers or who had relationships with soldiers when they were very, very young and who are now left carrying terrible stigmas as the soldiers have gone back to their countries with no accountability, the victims are left here, ostracized in their community and devastated by the experience >> reporter: at u.n. headquarters in new york, this was the reaction from the world organization's leadership >> the secretary general is shocked to the core at the latest allegations of abuse in the car. miss focus is on the victims and
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their families. we are talking about women, young children who have been traumatised in the worst imaginable way >> reporter: the allegations against peacekeepers serves with the u.n. and some before the u.n. mission started. some of the most serious claims are against one of the world's most sophisticated military, a nato member french. it says it will investigate allegations made against members of its separate force which is not under u.n. command in venezuela people are protesting over the shortage of medicines. they want the government to declare a health emergency to help those in critical need. pharmacists say 90% of essential drugs are in short supply immigration agents are
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failing to inform them of their refugee status and are placing many in detention centers. adam rainy reports from mexico. >> reporter: tens of thousands of desperate children from central america enter mexico every year, someone to reach the u.s., many wanting to stay in mexico. most care about escaping gang violence at home. mexico has strong laws protecting the rights to apply for refugee status, but a new report from human rights watch says immigration agents usually don't tell migrants of their rights. a 17-year-old from honduras fled home after a gang murdered his father. >> translation: their job seems to be to grab migrants and deport them. they don't tell you to be a refugee. we had to get a lawyer >> reporter: the report says immigration agents often discourage underage migrants from applying for protection. they often place children in
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detention centers instead of youth shelters retired by law. these are the tracks of the beast which travel from mexico to all the way to the northern border with the u.s. yats long dangerous route-- it's a long dangerous route especially for minors who face criminal organizations and extortionists and immigration officials who are supposed to help them but often% cute them. immigration officials didn't respond to our request for an interview. the government's own numbers show how few child migrants are applying for protection. at least 20,000 unaccompanied children enters mexico every year. in 2015 only 141 minors applied for protection. 57 were granted protective status. it appears child migrants don't know their rights. in also could be a result of pressure from the u.s. in the first half of 2014, record numbers of central
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american youth arrived in the u.s. >> we've seen substantial increases in immigration enforcement by mexico, and, in particular, along the southern border of mexico, since the time that the u.s. both committed substantial money and also engaged in intensive diplomacy for mexico to do just that. >> reporter: despite the pressure, young migrants keep coming, taking their chances to escape some of the most violent countries on earth power shortages top pakistan's list of problems and have long been a source of public discontent. but a bold new initiative in punjab province hopes to change that. imran khan has this report from islamabad. >> reporter: if pakistan has its way, then this solar panel field will become almost as commonplace as the wheat fields that dot the countryside. pakistan is in dire need of energy. electricity blackouts are a
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daily occurrence and can last up to six hours. on average pakistan produces 11,000 megawatts of electricity a day. it needs double that to supply the country. this project in the south of punjab mopes to change that. a joint-- hopes to change that. the idea that fields like this can harvest the power of sun across the nation >> we have assured to the world that this is a successful model, a success story. we will start 100 megawatt which is a modelling infrastructure and this can be repeated, can you replicated up to 1000 megawatts and now after this success story, the government of punjab and government of pakistan, they have collected a lot of investment. >> reporter: 100 megawatts can comfortably supply a large town, but some say the technology is out of date and inefficient >> my only sort of criticism right now is that it's just
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very, very expensive. i think if it comes down, if you break if down to install force per unit, it comes over almost a million u.s. dollars. >> reporter: but the costs are worth it as the government says and it is turned the parliament building into the first solar-powered government building. you will see these becoming more and more commonplace over pakistan, but it is a massive project. financial constraints mean it will be decades before there are enough of these to power the whole country members of the u.s. women's soccer team have filed a wage discrimination complaint with the government. the three-time world cup winners say they're being paid just a fraction of what their male counterparts receive even though they perform better and bring in more revenue. >> reporter: american striker alex morgan breaking another u.s. record by scoring just 12
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seconds into this olympics qualifying match last month. the u.s. women's team is drawing fans to the stand and beyond. their victory in the world final last year was the most watched ever, topping any men's watch. they complain that their male wourpt parts last year were paid four times more money even though they generated millions more revenue. they earned $2 million compared to $9 million collected by the men in 2014 when they were knocked out early >> we sacrifice just as much as the men. we endure just as much physically and emotionally. our fans appreciate us every day for that >> reporter: acting on behalf of the full team, five players sent a complaint with the commission saying it violates the pay equity laws >> when they ask for the same treatment as the men, they were told it was irrational.
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that might be a good answer in 1816. it's not an acceptable in 2016. >> reporter: the complaint is strategically timed, coming amid fears the women's professional union may go on strike threatening its appearance in the rio olympics this august. the u.s. soccer federation has already sued the women's union to enforce what the governing body as a collective bargaining agreement that runs until next year. u.s. soccer says it hasn't seen the complaint added that it was disappointed in the women's action. tim howard has said they support the woman's fight. this gender equity legal expert say the women have a good case >> i think that the u.s. soccer federation will have a difficult time showing that that is a justifiable disparity. >> reporter: the employment commission will investigate in complaint but it is not under any deadline to consider this
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issue a quick reminder, you can keep up-to-date with all the news on our website, all the latest on the deadly bridge collapse. the address, of course, "on target" tonight. i'm at the mow jahi air and space museum. replacement to the ship, the vss, version spaceship unity is all new and it's addressed a lot of the safety issues that were concerns when that last spaceship went down. i'll show you that and more over the next half hour. the business of space. a new age is dawning for space exploration.