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wrung of the world east strongest economists tell us whether >> this is al jazeera america, live from new york city, i'm tony harris, with a look at today's top stories. a potential development in the search for flight 377, satellite images of objects floating in the indian ocean, new economic sanctions on russia from the united states, but vladimir putin is already retaliating. and a high ranking army general accused of sexual assault, will not spend any time in prison.
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so there may be a potential break through in the search for malaysia airline. the australian government released these satellite images of objects floating in the southern indian ocean. planes went to the area today to see if those objects are part of a possible debris field. relatives in the meantime, of the 239 people onboard the flight are anxiously waiting any news. as a father, i have to believe they are alive and well. >> 13 days officials are being cautious on what is being called the best lead yet. bringing us up to speed on this. this is a ray of hope. and now it is the main
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focus of the international effort this massive effort to track down this missing flight. this is what they are looking for a faint smudge, in one of the most remote places in the world. >> this is a lead. it is probably the best lead we have right now. but we need to get there, find them, see them, assess them, to know whether it's really meaningful or not. >> getting there is the first problem. when they were captured the two objects were more thank 1500 miles off australia's southwestern coast that means search planes can fly over the area for a few hours at most. before they need to return to land to refuel. on top of that, the images were shot four days ago, the debris could have drifted hundreds of miles away since then. those pieces in the ocean are not conclusive at all. aircraft are made out of aluminum, and aluminum doesn't float, so there
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must be something attached to it to cause it to float, and to float for 12 days if it is part of our aircraft. four planes searched overnight, due to bad weather and darkness, is the clock is ticking. the batteries in the voice and data recorders will go dead after about 30 days. these objects are big, one is about 16 feet long, the other nearly 80, but they are not too big, the missing plane is about 210 feet long, with a wingspan of 200 feet. the reaction of the transport minister was guarded. >> everyever is being
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made to locate the objects in the satellite imagery, and it must be stressed that these while credible, are still to be confirmed. >> now, dawn is about two years away, so the search will resume then. >> oh yeah. >> we could learn more later tonight. >> okay, fingers crossed. as paul showed us, the new focus is close to what we with have come to knee as the southern arc. john has been working to show us how this new information fits into what we know about the flights path at this point. >> and the maps i think are very very revealing. as we are about to show you, because the search is resuming around about now first light out there, and look at this space. this is one of the remotes spots on the entire planet.
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here is the search box we are talking about here. this is the focus of attention, just at this point, that it was spotted in this little box here. and the position is approximately 1500 miles off path in western australia. now it is in the part of the indian ocean, that sailors know as the roaring 40's. the very well known maritime phrase. two line of latitude that is 14 degrees. the search site is smack on top of that, and it would be 40 and 50. they call this the furious 50's. and on top of the high
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winds and the fast moving tides there are a series of currents. sometimes this spins clockwise depending on the season, but right now it is anticlockwise. what it does is it moving floating debris on the surface, and underneath the water around, so much so that mariners often choose to take the rowing 40's rout here, because the wind and the tide actually speed up their journeys. and look closely at this as well, this is the infamous arc. this is where they think the plane went after it lost radar contact in malaysia. a huge area of the indian ocean. 28 million square miles this ocean. now the point is if you look here, this debris has turned up here, outside of the arc. so tony, we don't know for certain, but it does appear as though high winds and strong tides, make it very possible
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that this is debris from the missing jet, but the search site right there, that little box does not mean that that's where the jet actually came down. >> it seems as though the wind and the tides could have swept it quite a long way. the u.s. took more action today, president obama announced new sanctions on russian officials and steps to sanction key parts of the russian economy. mike has more on the back and forth from the white house for us. >> well, it is clear that president obama and top aids are not only concerned about the situation in crimea, but there is a growing concern on what vladimir putin's designs may be on eastern and southern ukraine.
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those areas that also have a heavy population. the president came on to the south lawn today on his way to some fund raisers in south florida. announcing a new round of sanctions on what aids against term cronies. ins a term the leadership inner circle. a commodity two brother whose are active the construction business, getting a multibillion dollars contract to help develop the sochi olympics. the personal banker for vladimir putin and others and the bankist, the officials call eight crony bank, where they say many of these officials do their banking. to impose sanctioning not just on individuals but on key sectors of the russian economy. this is not our preferred outcome. these could am be disruptive the global
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economy. now, those sectors the finance sector, the energy sector, metals and mining defense, and engineering sectors and make no mistake, we also heard the president talk about very dangerous or at least ominous looking russian military formations gathers oen the border with russia and ukraine in the eastern area of ukraine, of course, this has been a concern all along, the heavily populated with ethnic russians areas of southern and eastern ukraine, not just crimea, now the president talking about it, senior aides the sanctions. make al jazeera, the white house. >> as the u.s. imposes new sanctions against russia, united nations secretary visiting russia to try to resolve the cries us and one of america's diplomates made a visit to ukraine so though the interim ukrainian government, phil ittner joins us live now, and phil, here is the question. s there any evidence that
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diplomacy is working or is it just simply too soon to know? >> i don't think if it is too soon, the problem seems to be that nobody wants to give an inch. and ukraine is stuck in the middle of it all. never the less, the efforts to continue, and today there was a visit by a high ranking member of the state department. >> the world has seen the pictures from kiev euosmia done square, it is another thing entirely to walk through the barricades and memorials to the fallen. the u.s. secretary of state wendy sherman says her visit today deeply effected her. and does not correspond to what the kremlin says is going on here. if i willening to the rhetoric, i would have expected to walk through the streets and be attacked by dangerous elements. i was approached by
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school children with flowers. >> she also reiterated washington's backing for the new government. is integrity, and the sovereignty of ukraine and anyone who tries to say it is otherwide does not understand the people in the aspirations of this country. >> calling it full of fascist. met with president putin and foreign minister sergei lavrov, and said he understood their concerns. but he said, the two countries need to start talking. that may be hard, the commonly held belief is russia's move to recapture former soviet territory, is as much about keeping ukraine in
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it's atmosphere of influence, as it is about fears of extremists. but ukraine's new deputy foreign minister says moscow needs to understand what is happening isn't about a choice between east or west, but about self-determination. >> madan was not about russia, it was not about the european union, it was about ukraine. we would like to build a new country. >> it may be about ukraine, but there is a growing sense of concern here, in kiev, that the fate of this country may be decided not in this capital but instead maybe washington brussells or moscow, so the people are still out on that square tonight, not least of which because they want to send a message, this is our country, and whatever you decide, we have to live with it. >> okay -- >> so speaking of
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brussells the leaders of the european union will be meeting you remember to, what is expected of that meeting? they want to look at this agreement, the political side of it, not the economic side of it, but it is interesting to know, that agreement is actually what kicked off this entire crisis, because when the ousted president refused to sign it, that's when people came out on to the streets. >> all right, phil for us in key ye, thank you, and gunman attack add luxury hotel and frequented by foreigners and afghan official tells the associated press three gunman were killed in the attack on the hotel in kabul.
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the army general that admitted to having inappropriate relationships will not spend any time in jail, the military judge decided should be reprimanded and pay a hefty fine. natasha. >> tony, general st. clair, last hugged and exchanged smiles with his defense team after the sentence, then he immediately called his wife. >> sinclair is planning
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to retire now as his standard prosecutor toll with soldiers he will have to go. >> a board, that board will determine his last satisfactory rank, the defense is expecting that he could possibly be demoted and if he is demoted he could lose $831,000 in pension, and benefits. >> so natasha, this case as you know, took many twists and turns with serious charges dropped, why are so many saying that the prosecution is handles bungled this case. >> . >> right you are. tony, this begans that a sexual assault case. during a plea agreement, those charges were dropped and what people may forget, is that the former chief prosecutor had recommended doing just that. he had concerns about the testimony, provided by the accuser, he recommended that and when he brought that to his superiors they ignored him, and one more thing to keep in mind, last
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week, the judge halted the court-martial, he told both sides to begin negotiating because he was concerned that political ramifications prompted the prosecution to reject an earlier plea offer from the defense. >> this was interesting about perhaps the politics of this, a big reason as you know, this case received so much attention, is that it certainly put a spotlight on sexual assault in the military, so the question becomes what does this sentencing mean for that discussion? senator jill brand has been one of the peas most vocal, that the military is not combating sexual assault cases. she release add statement, and she says this case is illustrated a military justice in dire need of command. when they both agree we need to reform the
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system, it should tell us the system needs reform. and to add to that, anth cassie group protecting our -- or rather protect our defenders says this sends one more chilling message to victims who are thinking about coming forward. a company under violation for a toxic coal ash smell. a look at military veterans flocking to the state in hopes of landing a lucrative job.
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on wall street, a 180-degree turn. the dow jumping 108 points today. investors encouraged by reports suggesting the economy is getting stronger. new violations today in north carolina, they are lunged to alleged illegal dumping in the canal. it comes at the same time
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they are facing a federal investigation for a separate toxic spill. robert what is duke suspected of doing this time? good afternoon, tony. right at the edge. upstream is a duke coal power plant. and they are suspected of pumping coal ash water for 78 days out of one pond, into a canal that leads to the cape river here, they are also suspected of pumping that water for 31 days out of another coal ash pond. now the state says that is not correct that the permit they have is not allow that, that the 61 million gallons of water is an inappropriate amount, duke energy says it was routine maintenance, they have 30 days to respond to the state. they could face up to
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$2.7 million in fines. by reck, duke energy, this is a company worth millions. and many of them have the potential to cause big problems. >> on the river, dean works to keep these waters healthy. the nonprofit river keeper eyes the environment, in a place where toxic coal ash sits upsupreme. >> we have coal ash ponds all over the country, jeff where p. and it is just contaminating and toxic material. >> on february second. highlight add complex problem. how to clean up tons of coal ash. coal is the nation's dominant energy source, yet it resides in a slush hi landscape. >> the levels of some of
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the toxins like carcinogens like chromium, led, and arsenic, and you know the list it is like a quarter of the periodic table, those are all extremely toxic to humans. and so the cumulative effect in the environment is i think understudy. >> the environmental protection agency has no single federal standard requiring that they be lined and no common standard for pit and strong pictures. >> when you look back for a long time, the cheapest way frankly to dispose of the material was to slews it into these ash ponds. they are combined ponds that make up some of the. >> laest. now the water you see coming down, is damaged from those ponds. duke energy they have a permit, this is actually
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legal, even though there are toxic substances like arsenic, flowing into the water system here. >> that permit states that there is no discharge limit for arsenic, len i am, and mercury. three coal ash pollutants most toxic to wild life and humans. duke energy told us, with very few historic exceptions we meet all the permit requirements that are designed to ensure the lake or river, is well protected. >> what we are talking about is people unoingly drinking contaminated well water. >> duke energy has pledged to fully clean up the river spill, work has already started. no one from the company would sit for an interview, but in a letter to north carolina's governor and state regular lay r toes, duke pledged to convert it's active coal plants to dry ash, which can be recycled and minimize the potential risk of a discharge similar to dan river, by accelerating the removal of water from
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ash ponds at all retired coal plants. duke estimates the work could take two to three years, state regular lay r toes categorize the letter as an inadequate response. the department expected duke energy to provide more than an essay of potential actions the expectation is that duke would include more detailed information about processing that would inform their time lines and cost estimated to execute those plans. >> coal is just a filthy dirty business. it is a filthy dirty 19th energy source that we just need to move past. >> as ponds age, environmental groups worry time can be running out. hoping that when they do find contamination, energy companies like duke, will be forced to clean up what decades of coal power production has left behind. >> now, tony, duke energy says they retired about
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half of their coal ash ponds here in the state of north carolina. they are working to maintain them, and come up with future plans as to exactly what happens with these toxic waters. also, federal investigators on going and we will see how cozy state regular lay r toes perhaps the governor, and duke energy were. robert, thank you, well, some veterans are struggling to find jobs others are taking advantage of the oil boom in north dakota in the second part of our series the new frontier, al jazeera has the story of how the vets military training makes them the most desirable force. >> the 53-year-old capable here a few years ago to find a job when work back home dried up. he land add position with
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strata corporation within a day, crediting his experience as an air force veteran. >> there is a prompt on the application, of being a veteran, and i think that it looks out for it's veterans. >> strata isn't alone, oil service companies are recruiting for thousands of jobs in the oil fields sometiming giving treatment to the veterans siting their skills, discipline, and adaptability. >> this recent job fair opened an hour earlier so they can get a leg up on other candidates. >> i am looking for opportunity up here. >> 41-year-old air force veteran went from one booth. >> to another, looking at a variety of jobs. >> i am getting the field, do whatever i need to do. i am not worried about anything. >> alsoky take your resume if you like. >> some companies like continental resources used veterans on staff to recruit other vets.
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rob bryant saying working in air force security helps him as an oil forman. >> so many times in the military they put you at an early age of responsible for resources that go into the millions of dollars. there's -- they kind of break down responsibility, and they make sure that you are to work every day on time, and they hold you accountable if you are not. >> while, many of the employers say they are eager to hire veterans for veterans there are some challenges to coming to north dakota. like a lack f ohousing, and services. housing is now so tight, a one bedroom apartment can run over $1,000 a month. the nearest v.a. hospital is 400 miles away in fargo. reeve says he has adopted to some of the harsh of reality in the oil patch, which include long work hours and sometimes fridged temperatures, but he admits there's one thing he hasn't quite
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adapted to, being 2,000 miles from his wife. the physical part of it, a little rough. >> not even the military could prepare him for that. dianne al jazeera, williston north dakota. >> and join us tomorrow for part three of our series the new frontier, we will show you the challenges the local school systems face with the influx of new students. new satellite images may provide a. proking lead, next we will look at a process of going from an image like this to actually finding the plane.
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welcome back, everyone. to al jazeera america. crews will head back to sea to resume the search of missing airline 370. as we reported the australian government announced satellites have
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picked up images of two objects floating off it's western coast, so how do we know whether those items belong to the missing flight? our science and technology correspondent joining us now from san francisco, and jake, how do you go from a satellite image to actually finding the floating debris? >> yeah, well, honestly it is a very complicated process. we are at a stage where satellites are actually persistent enough that they can pick up a particular spot on earth, at least once a day, sometimes more often than that. the satellites in this case are from a company called digital globe. which is known now for having put up a bunch of their images for everybody to search through. and normally the australian authorities found this in those images. it isn't like a persistent eye, these images were taken on march 16th, which means there have been four days intervening. feigned these particular pieces and then come to the conclusion that they
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need to damage these planes out to check that area out, and in that time it can all move a great distance because of it. >> this is the question i get often, there are so many ships and aircraft, right searching why is it so difficult to pinpoint these possible pieces of debris? >> well, as i mentioned the debris can move in that intervening time, some day we may have satellites that will allow you to do it, but the aircraft they have dispatched include turboprops like the orion, you see pictures there, that is a -- has been a pretty state of the art thing, the thing is it is an eight hour remote trip. which leaves that plane two hours to the search. variant on the boeing 737, and that can do more time, but they can't just hang out there, they can't live there all day, they have to come back, so you only have this
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very limited search window, hopefully by this satellite imagery. but still they are just going back for a few hours and then they have to go home. >> do we know which items on the aircraft actually float? >> airplanes are very very light. it is a part of the plane that has air p trapped in it. it is places where air was trapped in let's say the cargo onboard, or in the insulation in the wings. the wings on ad mo earn aircraft tend to carry fuel inside the fuel is lighter than water. so as long as there's fuel in the plane, possessions of the plane can remain aloft, but obviously this flight probably went so far from it's intended destination, it probably didn't have any fuel left. so it is going to be pieces that have air trapped in them, and only be trapped in there for a
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certain amount of time. >> so i'm channeling the thoughts of loved ones when i ask you this, so families, right, holding out hope, might be thinking if you find the debris maybe you will find my loved one clinging to it. is there a long shot and life and then put this one into some context for us. >> you know, i wish that i didn't have to have this opinion about it, but i do. the water temperature that you are looking at in that part of the world is between 50 and let's say 68 degrees fahrenheit, that's what surfers wear wet suits. that means you only have 40 hours according to coast guard to survive. if this is in fact part of the plane. >> investigators searching for the flight are using lessons learns during past airline incidents. for example, in july 1996, twa flight exploded off island sound and minutes after taking off.
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from that boeing 747, some 1600 pieces were recovered and used to reinstruct the fuselage. it took more than four years for an ntsb inquiry to determine the explosion was likely caused by a short circuit in the fuel tank. al is with us now, the investigation of the twa flight 800 crash, al, good to have you on the program. we are going to trade on your knowledge in this area. first of all, are you surprised that this far into this investigation, this far into this search, we still have so little concrete information about it? >> yes, very surprised and like i said before, this is the most unusual investigation of a large aircraft that has ever taken place. >> once the plane is
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found, what does an investigation like this entail? well, supposing these are part of the wreck can, then the first thing they will do is track back and see where did they drift from? where can 13 days ago, 14, whatever, they have to figure out where the wreck calling went down. wherever it is. and then they have to do side scan sonar a lot -- sox 1600 were recovered and used to reconstruct, 1600 pieces, how difficult -- how
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challenging was it toppling those pieces to the surface? >> now it was able to do that because it was a flat area, we recovered literally hundreding of thousands of peoples all together of that, but you have do remember, that exploded two miles up in the air came down and hit the water and then further went down 120 feet. >> wait a minute, so i am thinking ex-perhaplating here, we are talking about this search, for flight 370, essentially in the indian ocean now? can you imagine how difficult -- sure, you can. how difficult it would be once the plane is found assuming, of course, that
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this is a piece of the debris field, how difficult it might be, how challenging to bring more pieces of that aircraft to surface. >> the ocean floor out there appears to be very rough. there are trenches it could be as much as what 1400 feet, in a trench somewhere, it is going to be a very long years of -- well, months at least, and -- but the thing is we have to do it. because we have to find out why it crashes. >> that brings me to the next quick, will we learn what happened once the plane is recovers in. >> nobody knows for sure, but the government of the u.s. and the various other governments. and the other 23 countries all have a part in this. and they want to find out and i think eventually we will.
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more than 19,000 people fled their homes and hundreds more just vanishes within the city. the president has doubled security patrols but residents still don't feel safe. alexandar has more. >> they are fighting be ento control the territory and the population. killings and these appearances happen daily, if gangs routinely
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dismember their victims throwing the remains at sea. >> carmelo is used to violence. his family first fled --m the country side they started works with the community, buzz was threatened two of the children were killed. >> the shock, the fear, i hear all the time, i every time i hear a scream my heart shivered. i am not even sending the kids to school any more. >> he shows a bull et proof vest send by the government, they told him to use it whenever he leaves the house. >> almost half the families livin living in ts neighborhood, have fled in the past few months because of the increased in violence, on every street, houses have been abandoned. >> community leader says those left behind feel
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trapped, invisible borders defy the territory controlled by the gangs. >> it is the perfect scenario for many activities. there are new expansion projects, the community is under constant pressure from these group whose want to control the land or kick us out. after being here for a long time, no one believes the god's good intentions because the goal has been to deprive people of the territory. i believe all the money they are p proking is really to develop the port. >> now he just wants to leave columbia, for good
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al jazeera. >> in india, four men have been found guilty of gang raping a photo journalist? movement bay last year. their case was tried using the new fast track court. the photo journalist and her male colleague were attacked last august during a shoot at an abandoned textile mill. in venezuela the mayor has been detained and accused of siting a civil rebellion, daniel sabal los is being detained at this prison, after police arrested him. he kick started the unrest which has gripped venezuela for weeks now. for failing to take down barriers set up by protestors. the founder by the west bureau baptist church has died.
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that story and more from across america for us. >> tony, the head of the controversial west bureau baptist church passed away today at the age of 84. phelps was known for leading the hate filled protest against gay rights at the funerals of watt veterans he believes that the death of soldiers were god's punishment for tolerance of homosexuality. in oklahoma two tea parties accused of killing an australian baseball blare have pleaded not guilty. prosecutors say michael jones and chancy luna gunned down chris lane as he was jogging. another teen deft agreed to testify against jones, the charges against him were reduced. the trial is set for august. that means the state will be able to carry out death sentences. but correction officials will not say where they bought the new drugs they say it's to protect the
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safety of it's new supplier. also, in texas, police have come across what they describe as the biggest human smuggling ring in recent memory. they found 115 people inside the stash house, a site that has become too common in the area. al jazeera heidi reports. >> 115 migrants. who had entrusted human smugglers, to illegally bring emthis to the land f oopportunity, instead ended up prisoners here inside this 1300 square feet house. police say the migrants have been held here for two to 15 days. >> bodies upon bodies. people sitting on top of one another. squalor conditions dirty filthy conditions. clothes strewn
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everywhere, where you look on the floor there is clothing. >> the family oif woman told police about the house, after they failed to bring her and her two children to a prearranged meeting tuesday. they were among the sea of people police discovered inside. 99 males and 16 females. >> the largest number of individuals that i have seen that we have encountered in probably the past five or six years. >> the house had only one partially working bathroom and no hot water. it is classic signs in which people are treated like animals. and more sanctions on russia than human beings. >> the migrants are now in the custody of enforcement. a spokesperson said each will be interviews fed and screened. it is a story says he has seen too many times. >> many people coming to
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the united states, regardless of the conditions that they know they are going to suffer through their journey. i asked many people, why are you willing to close these borders and many people said i'd rather do this than see my children die hungry. >> the charge migrants for transportation into the u.s., then often hold them for ransom, until family members can cough up more money. in the worst cased they are sold into prostitution, ors forced labor. five suspected smugglers have been arrested. authorities say more arrests may follow. >> heidi joe castro, al jazeera, dallas. >> and in new york, a teenager bypassed security guards in the middle of the night, and climbed a latter to the fire of the world trade centers freedom tower. he made the trip to take
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pictures on the top of the nation's tallest building. the 16-year-old was later arrested and charges with million dollars criminal trespass, the teenager told police he climbed up the scaffold and took an elevator the 88th floor, then climbed the scare case and then a ladder all the way to the antenna, and then -- >> are you kidding me? >> ironedder if he took a selfie. >> yeah, it is unbelievable. 16. >> he is lucky -- maybe he will see 17. maybe. just hours in and we have march madness. >> you know there will be upsets. now the selection committee is notorious for playing little games. so one of the favorites is to pit a smaller school against the dominant program.
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but yet the fliers and buckeyes have only faced each other nine times can produced the very first upset of the tournament. >> wow. >> as dayton knocked off the rival. 3.8 seconds remaining. they had a chance to win this game, but off the rim, as time expired giving dayton just the 7th tournament win since losing the national title game. you have to feel like beating the buckeyes made it even sweeter even if they are trying to down play it. >> coming into the game, we weren't thinking about who they were, it was just -- it was a game. and it's 5 on 5, and it didn't matter who it was, we just wanted to advance that stuff is irrelevant and we put it out the door. >> shock the world. >> harvard upsets. >> come on. >> brackets totally destroyed. >> so the bigger games co they get going. >> oh yeah, many experts
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believe will make the final four, including number one overall seed florida which is the last team to repeat the champion. speaking of repeat, louisville opens the defense of it's title tonight as a very underrated four seed. the other dangerous seed is state. with 25, duke, with 18. everybody, most of the experts knot to get to the final four, but to win it, including president barack obama. >> oh, he is? >> that's who he picked. >> man, this will be a fun tournament. >> thank you. coming up, it is an international day of happiness, we will look at which countries have the happiest people on earth. what are you doing there, little man?
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>> this is the real deal man...
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going. we get the music >> all right, so come on, get happy, give it a go, today is the international day of happiness. here she is, the lady roxanne that. to tell us how this whole day came about, and where we can find the happiest people on earth. >> yes, tony. this i will be telling you that. b be different people and cultures have different definitions of happiness. the latest report based happiness on factors like income and health.
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but researchers found it depends more on social support, and also the level of corruption people see in their society. they are all in europe. denmark, norway, switzerland, and sweden, it may be cold in those countries but one return tolder me people there are told me with the social welfare they get. trailing a few behind, the u.s., as number 17. rwanda, they are all in the central africa. why does it matter if we are happy, happy people live longer, are more productive, and make better choices. the world is actually becoming a slightly better happier place. >> a happier place. >> so another reason to smile. >> to be happy today.
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okay, so africa -- so much more room to grow to be happy. >> a great way to look at it. >> spin it on happiness day. appreciate it. these are some of the hundreds of pictures that people have posted oen the u.n. website. happiness day, and the u.n. asked people from all over the world to post videos of themselves dancing to the pharrell williams song. he chose some of his favorite clips here is a clip of some. ♪ ♪ because i'm happy ♪ hope along if you feel like a room without a roof ♪
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♪ clap along if you feel like happiness is a truth ♪ because i'm happy ♪ because i'm happy clap along if you feel like that's what you want to do ♪ well, wait, those aren't the only happy people, a group of kids at the detroit academy of arts and science, did their own interpretation of the song, one of the parents took a video of it, and it maz now has over 1 million views in one week. ♪ because i'm happy ♪ hop along if you foal like a room without a roof ♪ ♪ happy clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth ♪ and the kids
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and parents they were all astonished that they received and tony, if you are happy, if our audience is happy, just follow me on twitter. >> there you go again, working that dog gone #, there you go, working it. but if it makes you happy, follow her today, the headlines are coming up next, see you back here at 6:00. play the music.
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a judge sentenced brig gather deer general to a reprimand and fined him $20,000. that's after sexual assault charges were dropped as part of a plea deal. a merchantship is looking for what it may be piecing of the missing plane. the satellite picture shows pieces of debris located 1500 miles off the coast. so far, the objects have not been spotted. the associated press reports three gunman were killed in an attack on
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the luxury hotel in kabul afghanistan. frequented by foreigners, the official also says in guests were hurt in the incident, the attack comes just after two weeks before afghanistan's political election. tony harris, inside story is next. >> it's the inside story. hello, i'm ray swarez.
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