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♪ >> this is "bbc world news america." >> funding is made possible by the freeman foundation. newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good. kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the island with warm sunny days,
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cooling tradewinds, and the crystal blue caribbean sea. nonstop flights are available from most major airports. more information for your vacation planning is available at aruba.com. >> and now, bbc "world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." reporting from washington, i am katty kay. it is ugly in indiana. insults fly in the critical presidential primary, and trump supporters have a message for those out to stop their man. >> get over it. make americag to great again. we need help, what we are doing now isn't working. inty: a navy seal is killed iran. will rio be ready when the torch arrives in august?
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♪ katty: welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. you may have thought the u.s. presidential campaign was ugly enough as it was. was a new low. as voters in indiana go to the polls, it is the last chance for republican ted cruz to prove that he belongs in the race. out of desperation or frustration he unloaded on donald trump calling him a moral, a serial full and refer .- a serial philander >> this is a state where donald trump could seal the deal.
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those outside this rally in indianapolis suggest he is poised to do so. would you say to the stop trump forces? >> get over it. >> we need help, what we are doing now isn't working. let's try something different. for somethingg different, the rejection of politics as usual, has propelled unlikelyonaire's campaign. his hostile takeover of the republican party is close to the point of completion. mr. trump: we are over and ahead of projection. if we win indiana, it is over. >> if donald trump indiana he becomes virtually unstoppable. moment for do or die the stop trump forces. this was a rally for his main rival, ted cruz, down the road. look at the space to play in.
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of the supporters, many evangelical christians, have not given up hope. do you think he can stop donald trump? he can. through jesus christ. jesus wins all battles. is not only relying on that intervention. he has cut a deal with john kasich. >> can we get behind the campaign raised on yelling, screaming, cursing, and insults? unify thecontinue to hind a positive, optimistic, forward-looking, conservative campaign? >> the problem is a lot of people don't like him. a senior republican. described him as "lucifer in the flesh" do you really think you can stop donald trump? >> i do and we are doing so.
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>> the polls show that he is trailing. are we looking at trum -- are we looking at cruz's last raw? cruz made, spectrum's father was linked to the man that killed president kennedy. the truthnnot tell and combines it with being a narcissist. a narcissist, at the level, i don't think this country has ever seen. katty: that was some of the nicer things he had to say. for more on the brawl, let's speak to laura trevelyan. she is at a cruz rally in indiana. today it sounded more like my children's playground at oh. -- at school. elevated asven as
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your children's playground at school, i would think. indiana is the crossroads of america, that is the slogan. it was the crossroads of a new will in the campaign. it has not been a beachy contest, but it descended into mudwrestling beginning with the airing of a conspiracy theory that was in "the national inquirer where ted cruz's father was photographed with lee harz lee harvey oswald, who assassinated president kennedy. cruz in his usual way, people are talking about it. he went ballistic. it is a sign of how high the stakes are. that trump could be on his way to victory and cruz could be on his way home to texas if things don't go well tonight. ad cruz called trump
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pathological liar, amongst one of the more printable things. extraordinary events in indiana. many were voting while this brawl was going on, so i don't think it would have affected the results much, but, extraordinary nonetheless. katty: if donald trump wins the can we call this race over on the republican side? like: as much as we might to make a definitive ruling, it depends on the result. there are 57 a la gets up for grabs. donald trump is hovering around the 1000 mark. 237 -- 1200 37 to win the nomination. has thrown everything at this state. he said carly fiorina would be his vice president. he even had a pact with john
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kasich that they would not run against each other. there are tons of evangelical in the state. if he cannot win here, if he cannot stop donald trump, i think it is over for him. katty: the end of the stop count campaign. a navy seal has been killed in northern iraq by islamic state militants outside the city of mosul where i.s. forces were battling kurdish peshmerga forces. the u.s. was there to advise and assist. it is the third death of a u.s. service member since the coalition joined the fight against the islamic state in 2014. i spoke with a retired general iraqice helped train the forces. he is now at the institute for of story of war -- the study war. what we know about the death of this navy seal? >> not much, except it was a direct fire incident. it was a clash north of mosul,
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which was interesting. most of the preparatory work for the assault in mosul has been done from the self. one might infer from the action that isis is trying to take a counteraction in a different sector, take the pressure off some minor successes that the iraqis have been having in the south. read into, do you what does it tell us, about what american forces are doing in the fight against the islamic state? i think a lot of americans are confused as to what their troops are doing. >> they are there to assist the iraqi security forces in improving their proficiency against fighting isis. katty: some of them are near the front line. >> they are embedded. when they are embedded, they are in the fight as much as anyone else. theunfortunate death of seal, you several miles behind the front line which would only
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tell us that in wars like this, there are no frontlines. katty: there was one death last year, and american troops in this year. two as the number of american forces increases, we had another announcement from the president, will you expect this number to grow? >> i would. this is a continuation of the war that began in 2003. this is not the third death, death inhe 5000th trying to get a durable political solution in iraq. after we left in 2011 and returned to fight isis, we have taken our eye off the real ball, a durable solution politically. the use of military forces is a means to that end. we have lost that connection. i use ramadi as an example.
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it was taken back from isis, a huge success. what followed? not enough you monetary and and governmental assistance, not enough jobs. katty: you're suggesting the same thing could happen over mosul? >> the same thing will happen in mosul. they say the government is not for us, and it causes more dysfunction in the government and gathering people together, which is what is needed. risk of the iraqi government falling. if it fell tomorrow, it would not surprise me. the interaction within the iraqi government, the dynamics are troubling. without a government, you cannot have a military force, because a military force serves a government. in syria, meanwhile, a maternity hospital in aleppo was bombed today. it underlies how hard it will be
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for diplomats to secure a cease-fire there. john kerry said he is confident a deal can be reached. on the ground, life is desperate . as you can see from this video an activist in aleppo. you may find some of the scenes disturbing. [yelling] [explosions]
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[yelling] [sirens] the unthinkable suffering of civilians in syria continues. those images out of aleppo are appalling. north korea will open the most important political meeting in decades, the seventh congress of
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the korean worker party. in the run-up to the meeting, a bbc team is traveling with a group of nobel laureates there are two promote peaceful dialogue. rupert wingfield-hayes gained access to north korea's premier academic institution. what he found was confusing. correspondent: the students are singing a catchy number called " let's glorify our country as the general intended." the general being the country's founding dictator. easy as an outsider to see this country as comical or scary, or both. for these people, it is the outside world that looks scary. they feel they are surrounded by enemies. why does north korea feel they need nuclear weapons? includingside world,
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the united states, as nuclear bombs more than us. they're trying to kill us, so we must protect us. we must protect ourselves. so we need nuclear bombs. this is a country that can be very easily offended . at the university entrance, fells battle -- minors before a huge statue. we are now on hallowed ground as i will find out. they are upset with us because we tried to do a piece in front of the statue, and they felt it was not respectful to the great leader, and now we are in trouble. we were told if we did not release the offending footage we
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would not be allowed to leave the campus. just a few meters away, a completely different world. 2 no bill, including sir richard roberts, are discussing microbiology with north korean students. the level of english and knowledge of advanced biology. >> sometimes i think about becoming an emt. sir richard wants to know more. how do they do their research? they have a huge computer lab. does it have unrestricted web access? if you are a scientist, these days, if you do not have access to the internet, you are dead. correspondent: the students seem lost and a supervisor steps in.
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the supervisor is unable to answer and is getting very uncomfortable. >> i'm concerned they cannot be honest about the fact that they do not have unrestricted access. they pretend they do have complete access. it is silly. at the pyongyang children's palace we are treated to another grand performance. this country appears obsessed with betraying an image of here at and perfection level of control and nervousness betrays the weakness and insecurity that lies beneath. rupert wingfield-hayes, abc news, pyongyang -- bbc news, pyongyang. katty: still to come, cruising into cuba. we are on board for the journey from miami to havana, the first
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in 50 years. the father of a five-year-old afghan boy who became an internet sensation after being photographed wearing homemade lionel messi football shirt says the family has been forced to leave afghanistan because of threat. -- because of threats. baghen he wore a plastic t-shirt bearing the name of his favorite player, little did he know that lionel messi would look for him and sent him the real thing. the 5-year-old is the proud owner of 2 t-shirts that are signed. he is now a local celebrity. the sudden fame has come at a price. family members of his have had to flee afghanistan after they received threats of kidnap.
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emanuel ame church i got a call from a local gangster. he said since my son received these shirts from lionel messi, he may also have received money from him. it was a very risky situation, so we left. correspondent: he has been constantly followed by camera crews. he brought his prized gifts and the original homemade t-shirt. the star treatment has done little for his family's circumstances. they are in one room. his father sees no future for his son. the 5-year-old is very clear about where he wants to go. messi, you know how much i like you. now i want you to invite me so i can come and see you. until he meets the iconic footballer, murtaza is honing
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his skills. bbc news, islamabad. ♪ katty: the olympic torch has arrived in brazil. it will embark on a tour of the first south american country to ever host the games. it was welcomed by president numeral russo, who is in the middle of a political and economic crisis. some are wondering if this will be a success. a moment of pride for brazil is a that are sweet president dilma rousseff -- four president rousseff. a volleyball gold medalist, a former silly and refugee, and an indigenous brazilian were the first of 1000 torchbearers.
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they hope the symbolism and energy of the torch's arrival will get them behind the g the questions about legacy and the impact on society are being asked. it feels very last minute. a vital metro line linking the park is rio to the under construction. this is one of several transport projects struggling to be ready. rio's high-profile mayor denies making promises the city could not keep. andet's get the olympics try to do things that the city has been waiting for for a long time. the subway, 26 kilometers of light rail rate during. correspondent: the metro will eventually be built, but legacy ditched altogether. brazil promised to0% of the sewage and it's chronically
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polluted bay, the location for olympic sailing events. and clean up the environment for people after the game. >> there is nowage treatment. we are expecting conditions to get worser-nt is that these gams will not have then affected most of rio's residence. to theanty town next olpithat residents would be allowed to stay. of brazil's not an imagea ltimd international jamboree. from a sporting perspective, things are going well. test events concluded and the stadium is 95% complete. with the olympic torch on a is there tfoolympic
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katty: foreign relations between cuba and america reduced ove the last 18 months. the reopening of the embassies, make tagger's trip to the crewn, now the first ship to trcorr tpondent: cruisee sailing from miami to cuba again . to send them on their way -- calm weather and blue skies. away from miami's iconic south beach, the patriotism of bothon thawgton it almost did not have them. they lifted a band of cuban born nationals entering the island by sea. some took to the seas to repeat
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their long-sthis will be the fi. vessel to make the trip since the cold war, but the company behind it once many more. resolving the cuban immigration issue was key. >> is important for our travelers and employees. many are cuban born americans. we wanted to make sure everyone had the opportunity to sail with us. we are proud of this historic moment. correspondent: on deck, most passengers were not thinking ou they see theopportunityme ago, my father saidan item >> s then came thethis is sea,sengase
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site of havana on the horizon. >> those are the two landmarks. about thebeen said cruisecome in on a ip century, it feels pretty momentous. as it got closer, crowds gathered to greet them like long-lost friends. firse person off the ship was american tt was hand-picked by his employers. more means more work and income for some. others have a residual fear that the island might become a weeken d jaunt for wealthy americans. katty: cuba is about to change.
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i am katty k. from all ofnd i will see you back here tomorrow. ♪ ne at bbc.com/news.ternaon >> funding is made possible by the freeman foundation. newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good. kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs.and aruba tourie that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba. families, couples, andapon the
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captioning sponsored by newshour productions, llc >> woodruff: good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> sreenivasan: and i'm hari sreenivasan. >> woodruff: on the newshour tonight: the spotlight's on indiana. hoosiers cast a critical primary vote in the race for the white house. >> sreenivasan: also ahead this tuesday: the national conversation on rethinking educational standards. we sit down with education secretary john king. >> woodruff: plus, what do you do when a family member runs away from home to fight for isis? mothers and brothers of terrorist fighters speak out. >> not only do they lose their son or their daughter to something horrific, but they also carry the guilt of what their child has done to others and it's a horrible, horrible burden to carry. >> sreenivasan: all that and more on tonight'

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