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save our lives. >> hundreds of refugees broke out of a detention area in greece, as the u.n. agrees to send migrants to turkey. >> bridge disaster. six construction officials under arrest in connection with the deadly collapse of an overpass in india, and hope of finding more survivors is failing presidential apology. >> the matter has caused a lot of frustration and confusion. for which i apologise on my behalf and on behalf of government south africa's president says he is sorry for using public money for improvements at his private home, but insists he did not act dishonestly
good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america's international newshour. tonight we begin in washington where the 22-day nuclear summit wrapped up a few hours ago. president barack obama spoke to the media and said the summit made progress on the main goal of keeping nuclear weapons out of hands of terrorist. but says more needs to be done. the 55 nations at the meetinga agreed. while the summit was under way north korea vowed to continue to build its nuclear arsenal. the u.n. ambassador said the weapons only purpose was to deter the u.s. and south korea from attacking. >> the presidents boasted that the nation achieved something remarkable. as of now highly enriched
uranium and platt ownium has been removed from 50 facilities, enough to create 150 nuclear weapons, now, when what he called terrorists and criminaling gangs and armed -- criminal gangs and armed merchants, vast regions of the world are off limits. >> in the same hall where president obama opened the first nuclear summit six years ago he sounded a warning about the growing threat of nuclear terrorism. >> the smallest amount of plutonium, about the size of an apple could kill and injure hundreds of thousands of people. it would humanitarian, political and economic catastrophe with global ramifications for decades. it will change our world. >> the leaders and delegates committed to various ways to secure nuclear bomb making material. such as raid logical material. which could be used to make a
lower tech dirty bomb if it fell into the wrong hands. there's no doubt if the mad men got their hands on a nuclear bomb. they would use it to kill as many as possible. we have to start securing them. they head a group that advocates for smaller stockpiles. he gives credit for making head way. with the rise of isil progress is too slow. the summit will make it safer. this is a good thing that we are doing. when you flee a forest fire, it's not just the direction, it's the speed. can you go fast enough to get to safety by catastrophe engulfs you. >> the glaring absence of the fourth and final nuclear summit
was russia's president vladimir putin. russia boycotted the meeting, despite the fact it sits on large stockpiles of nuclear materials. >> we funded for years programs in the states and the former soviet union to secure the materials. vladimir putin has ended that cooperation, he has closed down facilities to any kind of u.s. cooperation. >> in the closing news conference president obama conceded more needs to be done. >> there's a great deal of nuclear and radioactive around the world. global stocks of plutonium are growing. nuclear arsenals are expanding in some countries with more weapons, that could be at greater risk. >> this is the last of the summits planned at the leader level. the delegations provided a
framework, including an international working group. they'll carry on the unfinished business of ridding the world of loose material jamie mcintyre reporting from washington. >> north korea insists that it is going to develop the nuclear weapons programme. the ambassador told reuters that they need the weapons as a deterrence against aggression from the u.s. and south korea. north korea fired another short-range missile into the waters off the east coast. >> a u.s. strike targeted an al-shabab leader. the associated press reports that he was killed in a drone trike, 20 miles south. the pentagon said he was involved in attacks on a hotel and airport in the capital of mogadishu. three citizens died in assaults, planned and directed by him. >> the airport in brussels is
expected to reopen at a reduced level. the airport has been closed. the reopening was put off from a strike check demanding better airport security. the government hired 200 airport officers. the kurdistan workers party, known as the p.k.k. is claiming responsibility for a car bomb in turkey, several police officers were killed. 27 injured. al jazeera's correspondent reports from the site of the blast. >> reporter: the explosion shattered the calm of the residential neighbourhood. a car packed with explosives. the damage is clear. the family was shocked. they survived the attack. my parents were cooking in the kitchen. i was in the bathroom. my my children felt the storm
and felt something strong coming on to us. it was like an apocalypse. >> many stood in disbelief. many were scared. we heard the explosion. we thought it was an quake. the car was parked here, and was detonated by a control. police arrived. the explosion was so powerful it shattered the windows of surrounding buildings. >> security say they identified the man this footage. turkey is increasingly being targeted. last month a suicide attack carried out by an isil suicide bomber killed several tourists in istanbul. artem anisimov and istanbul has seen the attacks. the security and the economy are the targets.
several consoleates closed the missions and many states warned citizens against visiting the country, especially south-eastern turkey. thursday the car bomb attack increased fears. >> a judge placed on israeli shoulder on open detention. the the officer shot and killed a palestinian man who had been wounded after stabbing another officer. stephanie dekker reports from west jerusalem. israel's military posterior appeared in court. to fight a decision. when it's called. he'll go to a military base. >> his appeal failed. to read you some of the quotes the jooef prosecutors said the video and testimony posed no
threat. this is military words. however many movements made at the scene. none of the people, including the commanders were not alarmed. it has to do with the self-defence, they he felt threatened. his colleagues were threatened. he was shot. he was incap as stated. he believes he had the potential to carry out attacks. the prosecution making it clear they were not buys this and believed he should remain in custody. that has not happened. he is on hope arrest and will appear in court on tuesday. >> in india, police questioned five construction company officials about thursday's deadly overpass collapse. 23 were killed. when it fell on to a crowded street.
a al jazeera's correspondent said the builder is the subject of a criminal investigation. >> the streets under the travel of the flyover is clear of slabs and mangled metal. >> people were under the debris. the second part of the conversation, the flyover was in one direction. that will be done in a systematic manner. workers say it would take three days. it was held together by pieces of concrete. residents look on with a birdsideview. the buildings touched the flyover. they took up the space. people in vehicles have no choice but to pass under the building works. that's how two members lost
their lives. slabs fell on to a rickshaw that was taking the son and daughter-in-law to a yeesh market. >> i have lost everything, the family has gone. i'm 75 years old, and i'm left with my grandson. what do i do about his future. i don't know what to do without my son. >> the search for vehicles trapped under the debris continued through the night. no one was put out alive. the chief minister cancelled all her campaigning for upcoming state elections. vowing that those responsible will be punished and there'll be an investigation. but in the light of day, locals say they are skeptical. they worry that the elections are the focus of politicians attention right now. two years ago a flay over
collapsed in the city. creating policies and checks and balances. a tragedy of this scale may not have happened. here, memories are thought. despite warnings that the area is unsafe. crowds gathered to watch the machinery. further along, it's business as unusual. vehicles were marshalled under the bridge. >> international condemnation of an air strike in syria. they stand accused of violating the truce with a deadly attack. hundreds of asylum seekers break through barbed wire fences at a hold are center in greece. what amnesty international is doing so try to stop the deportations.
of a holding center, upset about an e.u. deal. return asylum seekers to turkey, starting on monday. they broke through the razor wire fence, heading to a port, demanding to continue their journey to better lives. >> deportation is a big mistake. we have risked a lot to come here, especially during the crossing from turkey to greece. we were smuggles here. we gant go back. we'll repeat the trip again and again. we are running away to save our lives. >> 1500 refugees are in that asylum center. the legality of the deal hinges on turkey being a safe country for asylum. a report claims that is not the case. it sends refugees back to the war zone in syria, sometimes by
the hundred. the united nations is compressing concerns about the e.u. turkey deal. asher hodara filed this report from greece. >> the u.n. again expressing concern about the e.u. turkey deal, three days before it is to be implemented. hundreds of migrants landing on the shores. the u.n. it concerned about the positions inside the facilities. the u.n. says that's an overcrowded lack of sanitation. it's not just that. the world organization is worried that these people, the asylum requests are not processed because of the lack of time. and they are concerned that the international law has been violated. today we are urging the parties
to the recent e.u. and turkey agreements to ensure that all safeguards are in place before returns begin. this is in light of serious gaps. >> the u.n. is concerned about 50,000 migrants. the people are not part of the deal. they have been trapped since europe closed their boarders. they are growing and tensions are on the rise. we have heard of fights between the different communities on the ground. many stranded - no one picks up calls. greece does not have the capacity to process the asylum requests. >> without urgent e.u. support, the limited capacity of the greek asylum service to register
and process claims will create more problems. there are limited hours of the registration. lack of access to the skype system for registration, whereby people receive appointments and interviews via skype. this is adding to the anxiety. >> the e.u. is intent on implementing the deal. it will be a show of force to show refugees that they are serious, since the deal came in effect on march 20th. the arrivals continue. a lower number than in the past. but people still continue to land on greece's shores. deportation could be seen as a deterrent joining us via skype is rarmy koori, a senior fellow in beirut and the middle east initiative at harvard.
good to see you. the syrian president told russian media that he would be willing to discussion a political transition, but it means that will -- that he will stay in power and allow some opposition leaders into the government. >> that wouldn't satisfy anyone. >> it would only satisfy him. it wouldn't be enough to reach an agreement. the original agreement starting the process for the future syria was in geneva two years ago. there was a vaguely worded statement that everyone agreed to, talking about a transitional process elections and things like that. he said that he has to lead the process. the opposition must leave at the beginning or during the process, and there's no agreement. so there probably won't be a break through in the
negotiations in geneva, which means the focus will be the military and other conditions on the ground. >> it's difficult that the talks will move forward, when they have preconditions. talking about what is happening inside syria from a military standpoint. bashar al-assad's forces are gaining ground. is isil on its heels to the point that the syria government can move towards raqqa? >> not quite. the situation is that the syrian government forces made advances in some areas around aleppo, and taking palmyra, but they could only do it with russian air-power and support from iran and hezbollah. they have some support, but it
is weak. there are significant advances made. there are attacks. there are fights between isil and some of the other rebels. there's a messy situation in which the advantage is moving. bashar al-assad is confident. therefore that's also negotiations. >> leading to the comments he's making about staying in power. >> recently they killed two of i.s.i.l.'s top leaders. how damaging is the strategy of chopping off the head of the organization been. >> i wouldn't call it the head of the organization. the people had 15-20 years of operation. al-qaeda and other groups have
been subjected to attacks by american jones and other forces. so they adjusted to the reality. and they have set up megan issues locally based. so the blow will not be as significant as it may be. it's like killing osama bin laden. it didn't cause a problem. >> the iraqis made progress against isil, there were reports today that trapped civilians stalled advances. progress will be slow. progress will be slow. it will happen.
bashar al-assad is going from one to the other thing. >> it's suspected and isil has other people as well. it's linked to al nusra front. islam and other groups. they are a writing against isil. they have the americans, the saudis, and iraqis say they'll have people operating there. it's a bit like a food fight and a college cafeteria. actually it's frustrating. it's sorting out slowly. as they become more organized as the russians give the syrians
room welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news, the secret service steps in when guards tore turkey's president tries to kick a journalist out of an event in d.c. first the stories making headlines across the u.s. after working without a contract for eight months chicago teachers walked off the job. the teachers were protesting the school budget problems. the head of chicago schools is asking state's labour wards to slap on injunction on the union. >> led has been found in the waters. water fountains were turned out after tests showed high levels of led. most of the samples came from
utilities, sinks and bathroom faucets. tests show a knife found at o.j. simpson's former home is not connected to the 1994 murder of nicole simpson and her friend goldman. the knife was found when the home was demolished and had been in the possession of a retired police officer since 2003 the president of south africa apologised for unintentionally violating the constitution. the speech followed a court ruling ordering him to pay back some of taxpayers dollars used to improve his home. >> the country's highest court delivered the final word. an accorded the president to repay the coffers. things like an m by theatre.
and in a statement broadcast to the nation, the cross overspend should not have happened. the matter has caused frustration and confusion, for which i apologise on my behalf and on behalf of government. he defended his actions saying he accidenteded to pay back the money. i accept the judgment. i have consistently stayed that i will pay an amount. once this had been determined by
the correct authority. the court has called on the matter and has devised an immedment for determination by the national predator. >> they re played money. the watchdog investigated after costs ballooned. they should repay a portion. he dismissed the findings, at the start of the hearing, the president did a u-turn. acknowledging he did owe some money. that's not enough for his
biggest critics. >> the economic freedom fighters say they'll force zouma from office, they are encouraging south africans to take to the streets. the opposition democrats alliance wants him to redesign and called it contradictory had exciting. they may not have won, they have a lot of ammunition. >> the a.n.c. backed zouma and thanked them for him bling themselves. events underscored the dominance of the aft nc, which enjoys the support of the vast majority of south africans, the president and the party are under pressure. the u.n. security council adopted a resolution to detroy a presence in burundi. it fomoed a year of violence
brought on. the resolution gives the u.n. secretary 15 days to come up with option. the general will make recommendations after consulting with the government in burundi a school in nigeria is offering comfort to orphans. >> reporter: a typical start for a normal school day. after a traumatic period, they try to get an education, a first step at putting the past between them. the group, sometimes in the chaos and disruption that it generated.
this is what they didn't want to have. they came to the school traumatized. tres is slow. all they want to be is a teacher so they can help others. >> the mother died. they died at a displaced amp. the people that took the killed in you see them shedding feels. they remember. at least they can afford to dream. for those that have been here longer. confidence has returned. >> i want to be a doctor. to help those in needs. the young are forced to watch the father killed and wants one day to be hoping others. >> the offspring started here,
members of the security forces, who are ordinary people killed in the violence. the thirdies was to speed up the tros so that at the end of the day. the people can blend in. they put the kids up with families that agreed to host them. by the tame you take the open. bring him in an orphanage, he will not do the the society. >> for now. host of the children have moved on, learning to be kids. importantly, trying to shape their future. >> the world ath organization
confirmed acase of ebola. that's righties said a 13-year-old woman died. they tweeted a warning. although ebola is no longer an mergie player ups are expected. >> there is a move to give awning are an a special role in the government giving her the power of a frx. >> this is an easy win. a large majority in the upper house accepted the bill. she was barred from running for president. basically she was looking for another way. it looks like with the new bill
xi will be above. some compare it to prime minister. she's not only advising the government. but the shooedishry. when asked does it mean she has more power, they don't want to admit that. she has four ministers. she was sworn in on wednesday as the foreign minister, the education minister, the head of the president's office. how she combines the crucial posts at the moment will be a question, but some are telling me she'll probably resign and will focus combleatly on the state council lor position. >> a turkish journalist says
president recep tayyip erdogan's security detail roughed him up and throughhim out of his speech? washington yesterday. >> he was escorted back into the building by the president of the bookings institution after he was thrown out. the press club suspended by saying recep tayyip erdogan does not support this the egyptian government blocked facebook's internet service at the end of last year, according to a reuters's report, allowing customers to access am limited version of the internet. egypt blocked the service because facebook would not allow
services to be dropped. chris colabello is close to ending the still war. for instance, how to integrate fighters. a restaurant seems to have it figured out. >> one of latin america's top 15 instructs. it offers training and employment to wounded veterans, and former rebel fighters. >> a prospective employer wants to know your experience, who can recommend you. what can you answer. here i didn't have to lie. >> this woman escaped, left her home and couldn't find a job.
she worried about working in a restaurant and feared working shoulder to shoulder with her former enemy. >> when i saw him for the first time, that same day i talked and cried. it's been my support. >> my colleague lost the left eye and right leg to a land mine. >> my first reaction was harsh. it was hard to accept the idea. we shared the stories, they were victims as well. the foundation only hired former soldiers. there were fears about security. they said we don't do it no one will do it.
convincing most to participate in programs is an uphill battle. >> half of the entrepreneurs would never hire a former fighter. >> we have an issue of stigmatization. it's not enough for the government to offer and training people. if at the moment they step out of the process they face a society not ready to receive them. work is not likely to convince many. they may hold the key to reconciliation. >> the united states is bracing for the arrival of the zika virus. the the c.d.c. expects it to reach the continental u.s. and convened a small it. we have this report from buenos aires on the investigation into the link between zika and birth
defects. for month kes, it's been the one question out wan answer. is it responsible. scientists have an answer. >> we are close to being 100% sure. at this point the policies, funding allocations are based on the need that this is a true link. >> since brazil reported startling says, scientists have been working for months to confirm a link between zika and microcephali. during a health summit the pressing question was whether enough proof existed to confirm the link. we have 20,000 cases in columbia. we don't have faces of microcephali. we need to work out why brazil has so many cases, and we don't.
they increase the risk for defects and miscarriages. scientists say they have found the fire us in the brains of baby. the the urge imperative is to reduce the risk to pregnant women. that's the overarching matter of focussing plans, action and research. and keeping overs motivated. >> what is unknown is what the chances are that a baby will suffer from a birth defect. >> at the end of last year, there'll be a flood of cuban migrants. 17,000 cubans reached the u.s. in the last three months of 2016. 9,000 made it in the same period. the warming of relations may be the reason many feared the u.s.
will end the policy of granting residency to u.s. soil. it does not plan to change the immigration policy. >> tens of thousands of refugees. there was concern about how they adapted. many are thriving in the new homes. >> work on the dairy farm in rural new york is loud and smelly. they are thrilled to have the job. later, as a refugee, he couldn't legally work tore 20 years. >> with new technology, the system of milking in the farm was difficult, now it is easy. >> with reliable work hard to mined. she jumped at the chance to
firehim through the refugee programme. >> it's a stable workers, a job they employ, we look for people that want to stay. they serve as a liaison. he was one of 100,000 forced out of their homeland in the 1990s. many came from rural communities, and felt at home on the farm. the united states resettled many people since 2008. and 2012. more refugees came from bhutan than any other country. >> in the refugee camp. the family lived in a hut. now they have a house subsidised by a grant. >> it's a good fit. the american workers are not interested in working on the farm. >> pat runs a group helping the
bhutanese learn community skills. some of the women got jobs. it feels a need. the gaps in the workforce that we are seeing. for the family coming to the united states was a turning point. i believe we have the opportunity to grow and have our dreams come true. while they didn't feel comfortable, here in rural america, they were at home. turning wheat fields into solar fields. pakistan tries to find a green solution to power problems. a new round of radar as the search continues for the remains
>> the moscow times says the biggest shortcoming, cooperation must be separated from u.s.-russian geopolitical negotiations. as one of the two major powers, russia must work with the u.s. to prevent nuclear terrorism and do its part. in pakistan power out iments ha been a -- outages have been a source of problem. >> reporter: if park stan has its -- pakistan has its way, the common field will be as commonplace as the wheat field that dots the countryside. pakistan is in need of energy. electricity plants can last
six hours. it needs double what it produces to splay the country. -- to supply the county. this is hoped to change that. we have showed to the world that this is a successful model, a success story. to install the project. which is a model. and it can be repeated. replicated. up to 1,000 megawatt. after the success story. the government of punjab has collected a lot of investment. >> it can comfortably supply a tonne. some say it is out of date and insufficient. into my only criticism right now is it is expensive. if it comes down.
if it breaks if down. it comes over like almost a million. the cost is worth it. it turned the parliament building into the first solar powered building. >> soon you'll see the solar panels, more commonplace. >> it's a massive projected. constraints mean there are decades before there is enough to power the country for the first time in recorded history, there's more obese people in the world nan those underweight, according to a report published by the lanes et. a study in 2005 involved 186 countries, and showed that obesity in men tripled. in the u.s. alone, 42 million obese women - sorry, 42 obese
men, 46 obese women today, a day to find out if secret rooms connected to king tut's room contain the remains of the queen. there is something beyond the walls, archeologists say more scans are needed to make a determination if the queen is back there. we have a theory. they are trying to test it. if i'm right. fantastic. if i'm wrong. i would be doing nigh job. following the trail and seeing where it leads. >> last night they performed a second round. results are due in may. a show is bringing the music of the beetles to lion's royal albert hall. >> the session was the creation of former beetles engineer.
it portrays the beetles as they recorded the hits at abby road studios. they had a chance to work the magic. and how closely they matched the voices. that's it for the newshour. in the next hour, one of the largest districts closed its doors when teachers walked off the job. their demonstrates and how officials are responding. i'll be back in 2 minutes. ♪ she was just 17 ♪ you know what i mean ♪ and the way she looked ♪ so i wouldn't dance with another ♪ ♪ oh
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good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. >> there is no doubt that if these mad men ever got their hands on a nuclear bomb or material, they most certainly will use it to kill as many innocent people as possible president obama tells world leaders a nuclear attack by terrorists would drastically change the world. focussing on wisconsin and new york - why they could be roadblocks for the republican and democratic frontrunners. >> this strike is about demanding adequate and sustainable funding for our schools. chicago teachers walk out of classrooms to protest budget