the fierce fight for ramadi. >> i would rather that ramadi not fall. it won't be the end of the campaign should it fall. >> i.s.i.l. may be on the verge of taking another key iraqi city, forcing families to flee for safety. >> a rally for unity thousands of south africans take to the streets standing together against xenophobia and violence. massive corruption scandal. >> and we discovered his family
has been involved in picture operations. >> reporter: another arrest in the kick back scheme of petro bass threatening to bring down president dilma rousseff. the urge to paint. >> a found an abandoned building and thought "hey it's a good spot to chill and point." coming outs of the shadows to express yourself in a colourful and creative fashion good evening, i'm barra. >> i'm antonio mora we begin with the fight for ramadi. a fierce battle is under way for control of the city. earlier i.s.i.l. launched a series of suicide bombings there. iraqi officials say u.s. air strikes are helping to contain the rebels but reinforcements are needed. a massive evacuation of families has been called.
150,000 fled since wednesday. causing huge traffic jams on the roads. >> iraqi prime minister haider al-abadi wrapped up his first visit to washington in a meting with vice president biden, who reinforced america's commitment to help iraq reclaim territory from i.s.i.l. >> it's a strategic partnership that helps iraq provide for its people and reinforces sovereignty and independence. in other words, a partnership that will continue to grow long after d.a.e.s.h. has withered away and been defeated jamie mcintyre joins us live from the pentagon. while i.s.i.l. has its sights set on ramadi the u.s. and allies focus on another factoring in iraq. >> that's right. it's not that joint chief chairman general martin defrl si said ramadi is not importance
it's not as important important as the fight to the north with baiji and the oil refinery are under called. >> reporter: this video shot on a mobile phone shows an air strikes on oil positions near ramadi. the u.s. and coalition try air pour to beat back the i.s.i.l. interans. interans. -- advance. i.s.i.l. captured three villages they are retreating after loosing saddam hussein's town. it was down played as part of an eb and flow of war. >> we have to get if back. >> dempsey said the more important battle is to the north, around panellingy where there has been steady progress
it's an oil rich region including a refinery that is a more strategic prize and where the focus is now. >> once the iraqis have control, they'll have the infrastructure and deny i.s.i.l. the ability to develop energy through oil. >> in meetings with the iraqi prime minister haider al-abadi it was stressed that iraq forces battling i.s.i.l. must be multicultural and report to baghdad. >> we support forces under the command and control of the iraqi government. irrespective of the sectarian make up. the way things got is the call apps of an approach. >> the tikrit offensive is a model to get shi'a and sunnis to fight today. >> in many ways, it offers how
the rest of the iraq can be liberated militarily and how federal and local forces can work together can work together to ensure the safe return of their people to their homes. >> is investigating reports that some shia burnt and looted in tikrit after pushing i.s.i.l. forces out. the pent gone says this will not support them in the future if it finds that. >> what is the plan for the anbar province, is there going to be an offensive to defeat i.s.i.l. there. >> once they have consolidated gains in the north, there's a push to do more. many of the air strikes going on are targeted in the area. you heard the reports saying they were helping forestall the i.s.i.l. advance a little bit. the pentagon says the problem in anbar is that there are spots
where iraqi forces are in control and spots where i.s.i.l. is in control, and the iraqi government needs to stitch some of those places together in order to mount a credible campaign for now, they feel that the strategic value is heading north to mosul and kerr cook and that is where -- kirkuk and that is where the for example is. >> a retired army brig deer general and secretary of state. i know you have returned from iraq. most of the news is positive downplaying what general determine si says if ramadi falls. it has to be unwelcomed. >> i want say marty was downplaying the situation, he was putting it in perspective. ramadi is iconic because of fights goings on. as he said the more important
target is to retake baiji because of oil production. >> we heard the iraqi government talking about an offensive to retake anbar, and ramadi is the capital. and iraq's prime minister mentioned it on a visit to the united states. if i.s.i.l. retakes towns and anbar threatening to take over the capital, is there a disconnect? >> i don't think there's a disconnect of the i think i.s.i.l. is watching and listening to the broadcast coming out. there's the two main fighting areas. the yew frayedies valley and the tigris river valley from tikrit to moss ol. and you frayed yeas goes to anbar, anbar fallujah, and it's a choice the u.s. makes on which valley to fight in first. the belief of i.s.i.l. was they
saw so much activity that they sense an opportunity to create mischief by going against ramadi and upsetting plans. >> how is the choice effected? will the iraqi forces be able to go after the baiji refinery and move north. >> i think that's what i.s.i.l. is trying to do, pull off enough of the iraqi security force, fighting in yew frayedies, fighting in ramadi and fallujah. there's not enough strength going to mosul. there's an axiom if you try to be strong everywhere you are strong nowhere. they have to decide what the priority is, and use that, and the forces against the priority or the mainest, and have a secondary ert or supporting effort in the other valley. >> there could humanitarian toll
that they'll have to deal with. if reports are accurate that 150,000 fled that would be a burden on the iraqi government. >> well there's about 2 million eternally displaced people in iraq. this adds on to that. there's many people displaced, far more people displaced in the north than the west. if you are luzaw. >> who believes the government is coming to rescue the second largest city which is mosul, you will not want to see it diverted to the anwar province. it's the balance that happens in war time. prime minister haider al-abadi and his military will have to despite what is the most important objective, mosul or ramadi. i.s.i.l. is trying to draw the forces into the eufrades valley
to take the pressure off mosul. secretary of defense carter says the iraqi government is relying on shi'a militias under iranian control. having come back from iraq how much influence does iran have on the government and forces fighting this battle? >> well there are two different issues here. there are shia militias under government control, and those that don't answer to the writ of baghdad and would rather listen to tehran. prime minister haider al-abadi says he has no problem of forces answering to the command and control of baghdad, but has concerns about the shia militia, those trained and equipment by the revolutionary guards. they are the ones he is opposed to. there is a concern of the iranian influence in the country, but prime minister
haider al-abadi is clear. he said "i don't mind assistance from iran i do mind interference." he drew a line that he would not accept the interference of iran even if helpful to his cause. >> we'll go to general mark kimmitt. good to have you with us. an ohio man has been charged with plotting an attack against the u.s. sheikh mohammed planned to attack a military facility or prison. indictments against him says he trained with the al qaeda-linked group in syria. mohammed's brother was killed in syria al qaeda's yemen branch is taking advantage of the turmoil na that country. they seized control of an airport, seaport and oil terminal. jamal has more from aden. >> reporter: on the offensive and pushing forward.
fighters forward to abd-rabbu mansour hadi make gains in the port city of aden. they managed to capture a tang used by houthis destroyed another and killed 10 fighters on wednesday. the gains made by popular resistance committees in aden let to the defection and surrender of 50 soldiers formerly loyal to the post president, an ally of the houthis. opponents to the houthis suffered losses three of their fighters killed in a battle with the airport, forcing their enemies to retreat. video emerged of residential areas targeted by shelling. homes in the area of aden were destroyed. the saudi arabian led collision pounds the houthis and allies from the air. among the targets, a factory used as a base reduced to rubble within seconds. >> the coalition limited its
attacks to air strikes, al jazeera has been told a ground offensive is being considered. >> it is part of the plan. when the time would be ready, and we find we have the necessity to go to the next step of the phases i think it will be an option. [ gun fire ] >> reporter: it appears that the houthis and ali abdullah saleh's forces are on the back foot. the ousted president sent an envoy to the countries with a proposal guaranteeing a safe exit. the saudis and allies say that salah cannot be part of a political solution. >> they are not part of the plan. the plan is yemen. now we are facing the same distant. we are in the same boat.
they should find the same end. >> reporter: even if a military victory is imminent. the political conflict remains. finding a solution to that will require consensus from all sides, not victory by one a pro-russian journalist was murdered in kiev. he was shot by gunmen as he emerged from his apartment building near the city center, the death coming a day after the murder of a ukranian politician, a supporter of strong ties to moscow. ukranian authorities suggest that russian special forces may have carried out the killings to create an atmosphere of terror in kiev. russian president vladimir putin healed a call in and answer show. citizens could ask what they wanted. some of the questions addressed
the tough issues like the war in ukraine. >> reporter: a former politician was allowed to answer a response something that many consider facts, the thought that russians were involved in donetsk. >> to the question whether there are or are not troops in ukraine, i tell you clear, there are no troops in ukraine. >> reporter: the murder in february is a crime blamed on vladimir putin, but for the present who ordered the killing is a mystery. maybe he suggested such people don't exist. >> translation: he was in opposition to me in the government. we had kind enough relations when we were in touch. this kind of killing is shameful. >> reporter: and touching on the most recent of russia's actions to annoy the west the revived sale of s 300 systems to iran vladimir putin had this to say. >> translation: we do not see any reason. i want to stress it from our side to continue to keep them.
>> reporter: the overall message of the 4-hour marathon it clear enough. this is vladimir putin saying to russians times may be tough, enemies circling but the right man is in charge vladimir putin fielded questions about the faltering russian economy, laying some of the blame on the west, predicting that growth could return in two years. in south korea grief turned to anger when mourners were blocked from paying respects a year after the ferry disaster. police erected security walls outside a square in seoul keeping out thousands trying to leave flowers. relatives snubbed president park geun-hye. she chose to visit the site where bodies were taken after the sinking, instead of attending a memorial arranged by the victim's families. more than 300 died in the
a flood of migrants travel. 41 drowned off the coast of sicily. four survivors were floating in the sea, rescued. hundreds from other boats were brought assure by the italian coast guard. part of 10,000 migrants rescued since last weekend. italian police arrested 15 muslim migrants for throwing 12 christians overboard during a
confrontation on a boat heading to italy. the victims from ghana and nigeria are feared dead. the remaining christians form a chain to resist attackers. israel is handing out deportation notices to asylum seekers who refuse to leave the country. thousands of refugees are being detained at a facility, a supreme court ruling limits detention to 20 months. israel's interior ministry says deportation restores the fabric of are life to residents in south tel aviv. refugees say asylums were never considered. >> we have been waiting for the interview. last month they get permit to leave the country without seeing my request. that's the way israel is not saying which african countries will take the
refugees. detainees say continues in africa sent them looking for asylum in the first place. >> violence against foreigners forced thousands to seek shelter in police stations and refugee camps following two weeks of attacks. today many took a stand for peace. in context, we take a look at the call for solidarity. >> a lot of people have been asking what is the south african government doing to stop the attacks on foreigners. there are politicians, south africans and people from other countries coming together showing that it is not okay to kill people because they aren't from south africa or you think they are taking your jobs. can i ask you where you think it's important to be here? >> i think it is important because south africa is so much
for everywhere. there's no need for this. we need peace and carry on. >> there's not much that happens in life. we don't want trouble. there are people from other african countries, many chose to stay away. they say they want a south african government and police to protect them. other countries say they are sending in buses and trucks repatriating anyone that wants to go back to their homes. for the south africans marching here they are telling foreigners that they can't be blamed for the actions of a few. sending a message that south africa is phone for beside and hope the march will alleviate fears that exist. >> that report. we bring in simon adams.
thank you for joining us. we are hearing our correspondent in durban talking about how the march was to alleviate fear and intention. considering in malawi is in talks to repatriate hundreds of investors, it will take more than a march, to you think anything can be done to guarantee their safety? >> i think obviously the security forces have to do what they can do to protect people on the ground. i think the march was important. i don't think we should underestimate it. at a time when people are talking politics of hate and inciting hatement against foreigners in a couple of days what we see is ordinary people taking to the streets saying important things about how obviously african countries played a role and foreigners
are not their enemies, and they could stand together. i thought the march was important and i hope there'll be more in south africa. >> you mentioned the incitement of hatred. recently the zulu king said foreigners should - and i'm quoting - pack up and go home. how much have the leaders contributed in the crisis in the good and the bad? >> it's a shameful statement. i think it was a dangerous one. words can be weapons, there is a complaint against the dispooul u king -- zulu king that it could be incitement to violence. we know what happened in 2008. i was living in the country, and the informal settlement less than a kilometre from my house was in names. people were getting killed. people have to be careful with
what they say. at the same time it's important that president zuma came out and directly and clearly said that he imposes the violence and they need to embrace foreigners as allies and friends and nom victimized victims. it's going both ways at the moment. >> the nelson mandela statement released a statement saying xenophobia is an expression and we forget ethnic and relation forms of yited and mobilization. are you surprised to see this kind of violence in a country that lives through apartheid or do you think that racism is not related at all? >> i'm not surprised. i'm disappointed. i think that they are two separate things. the violence is an expression of the rage and disappointment that
people feel 20 years now since apartheid ended, about the levels of poverty, the frustrations over that. again, you know the solution is not attacking four black foreigners and the point is well made by the nelson mandela foundation and others. many of the leaders of the national african congress are in exile. there was a range of front line states that paid a price for support for the antiapartheid most. it's a sad turn in the history of the country that people from mozambique and elsewhere should be attacked by south africans - not for anything they have done but who they are. >> simon adams from the global center palestinians demonstrated outside an israeli run prison in the west bank. hundreds gathered at the military prison. they hurled rocks and chanted slogans demanding the release of
prisoners. israeli forces responded with tear gas. it came before palestinian visitor's day, observed every year since 1974 according to an israeli information center for human rights in the occupied territories, more than 5,000 palestinians are hold in prison. more than 400 are administered detainees and have not been indicted, charged or given a trial. more than 1500 are awaiting the conclusion of the trials. revealing potentials about chinese military activity in the south china sea. >> what the images show and why u.s. officials sound the aclarm. plus this. >> no advanced economy has ever asked for delays of payment. >> i.m.f. head christine lagarde takes a stuff stance on greece. what she had to say and why
welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm barbara. >> i'm antonio mora. coming up, the corruption scandal threatening it bring down the president of brazil. and a movement to turn india's spaces in a hot spot first, u.s. officials are sounding the alarm about chinese activities in the south see. the satellite picture show landing strips off the parasol islands. they could handle surveillance planes and fighter jets. images of first hard evidence that china is building an airstrip in disputed territories much the u.s. military commander in asia warns it could be a power grab. >> the implication is that if
the activity tips, is that it would give them de facto control in peacetime of much of the important waterways, where the economic energy is created. it would - if they desired, it would, in the future give them an opportunity to put long detection raid areas in there. they could put war planes. >> the senate arms services committee was told moves by china threatened security and the u.s. was watching it carefully. >> the u.s. sent air and equipment to the nearby philippines. we have a report from beijing, how people are reacting. >> reporter: 71-year-old chan has been a radio enthusiast his whole life liking how it connects him to the rest of the world, and radio fans are bound
by an honour code. on the schol he had set up a radio show. >> all the radio amateurs in the world have good relationships, even with the philippines. >> relations between china and her neighbours are not good with the smaller countries accusing them of bullying. surveillance programs have been released saying china has been building airstrips and building islands in waters where 5 million of trade passes through. china says the projects are for civilian purposes. >> the relevant construction which is reasonable, justified and lawful is within china's
sovereignty, does not impact or talk to a country and is behind reproach. >> china believes. >> from a young age the chinese are taught to be proud of their heritage, that they live in the middle kingdom, the center of the world. part it is heritage over the south china sea. many give little importance to the tension brewing, unaware that the matter has been brought to an international tribunal by the five beans. >> of course the islands are china's. >> yes, they are china's, we are told this since we were kids. >> chan believes the water belongs to china, but hopes the government takes a queue from them and will find another way to deal with the situation. >> china is saying put oil on fire we have a dispute, we cannot find a way to solve it at the moment.
in the best of ways we close down. not oil on the fire that is not good with chinese activity continuing, despite objections from its neighbours many find it hard to believe stated intentions to talk and find a common solution. an associate professor of political science at a university in maryland joins us from baltimore. thank you for joining us welcome to al jazeera. waters are disputed by vietnam, philippines and taiwan, why are the small islands important to china. is it strategic, economic - what is it? >> there are many different factors. the two principal ones are national security in terms of controlling sea lanes. and the other part is the natural resources. china is a factory of the world. they have enormous need for
energy. they stimate that underneath -- stimate that underneath waters of the south china sea, there's billions of barrels of oil and natural gas. china is attempting to extend its sovereignty by building snalations far from the coastline. on the other hand they are hoping to explore the waters beneath to develop the oil and gas. recently they hauled a $1 billion oil rig off the coast of vietnam, provoking a lot of tension with vietnam over that. this is something that china is looking at from many different angles. not both military and strategically, but chickly. >> back in 2013 china declared an air defense zone over the japanese islands in the east china see, and we see conflicts
since. may we see similar tensions in the south china sea. >> yes, it's possible. often resource wars don't break out over oil and gas because they can be brought on the open world market. in these areas, where you have overlapping claims, the stakes are higher. back in 2012, the vietnamese - sorry, the philippines came to a conflict with china, because they discovered chinese fishermen were fishing off the coast. when they tried to arrest they searched the ships. the u.s. had to step in and ask both countries to retreat. the philippines retreated. the chinese ignored the u.s. and stayed there. they have continued to be active in building islands and installations as the report
mentioned. >> the south china sea is an important trade route for the u.s. of the should the u.s. step in. what's in it for the united states? >> well, i think the united states is concerned about this. president obama has emphasised that he hopes that multilateral negotiations dialogue peaceful negotiations will be the way to settle the disputes. the philippines has taken the dispute with china to international bodies. the u.s. is taking steps militarily. next week they'll have a $10,000 soldiers war exercise in concert with the philippines. there are diplomatic pressures or diplomatic goals, and military steps that the u.s. military hopes to implement to deal with the situation. >> thank you for joining us this evening one of greece's main lenders
denied the request to delay bailout payments. the international monetary fund says it has never done that for an advanced economy and will not do so for greece. the decision pushes athens a step closer to default and a potential exit from the euro. the greek finance minister says he hopes to reach an agreement soon. >> the out come of negotiations plays a role in terming with europe aids or impedes the rest of the world's efforts and the united states efforts to put behind them the crash of 2008 and the repercussions. ali velshi sat with the international monetary fund's managing director christine legarde and discussed the consequences if greece cannot met the payment. >> now greece has a situation where if they don't have an
agreement with the eurozone finance minister to get money, they probably can't make the payment to you, which is over 700 million euros. what happens then? >> i think it's what happens now which really matters. i very much hope that the greek authorities v put all their energy and working power, brain power - they are not short of that. - on which reforms, by when will be implemented in greece to reach the objectives that have been set out collectively between the countries and the european partners which is to restore the stability of the greek economy and the financial situation. that is the priority. >> reporter: you have heard the comments from the german finance minister to say he's not optimistic that they'll get there. we have talked a matter of weeks. it's not just a matter of political will in greece when
you talk about restructuring, there's major problems huge unemployment huge youth unemployment. this may take years to fix. >> it will be a long process. it's one that has to get started. i think that you know we are all respective of the political will expressed by the people. with that political tibet, the authorities need to identify the reforms that will deliver the objective, which everyone must share. restore the financial and economic situation of the country so the economy can create job, so it can access financial markets and have sovereignty. >> the way the last discussion played out, you had taken a hard line that we can discuss all sorts of things and you are prepared to support greece but payment had to be made on the day it was made. and the i.m.f. put in a call to
greece to make sure the payment was ma. is that the same position you make on may 12th. >> no advanced economy has asked for delays of payment. i hope with don't innovate in that situation. there are issues that need to be addressed. the best way to address them is to start the good work now and commit to the reforms helpful to greece. you can see more of ali velshi's interview on "real money" at 10:30 p.m. eastern, 7:30 pacific. a growing scandal as petrogas continues to put heat on brazil's president. a top member of dilma rousseff's party is arrested and steps down intensifying the calls for her impeach. >> and the latest in the theft
authorities in mexico issued an alert after a container with radioactive matter has been stolen. it can cause leagueses and be fatal. there were three similar thefts in mexico last year "off the radar" a political scandal in ill and roots that are deepening. a close ally of dilma rousseff is stepping down after being arrested bringing allegations of corruption bringing petrogas closer to the presidential palace. tert reports. -- john terrett reports. >> reporter: as treasurer, this is one of the most powerful figures named in the petrogas scandal. he was arrested on wednesday on
corruption and money laundering charges. prosecutors paid $800 million to win contract with petro gas a massive state-owned company. >> translation: we discovered he has a history of carrying out these operations and 2004 and his family involved in suspect operation, with a lot of money transferred to family members. >> reporter: he denies charms. >> translation: the donations were made through legal procedures registered with the tribunal. >> reporter: the arrest and isolation -- resignation put pressure on president dilma rousseff. she has been called for impeachment and plunging poll
numbers. >> translation: we came to protest against the corruption of petrogas. they are cornering the government and they are cornering or economy and the dignity of our people. >> president dilma rousseff was head of petrogas. they are not directly implicated. many on the street say she must have known what was going on. >> the problem is not with president dilma rousseff but the corruption makes us unable to trust the government. it is a big loss. >> reporter: officials
>>. >> in 2013 petrogas reported gross debt of more than 135 billion, making it the most indebted oil producer in the world. then last year the company's former director was arrested in a corruption sting. now, the accusations span from 2004 to 2012, including the time that dilma rousseff was chair, and she calls the charges a malicious campaign. in january it was admitted that it couldn't be calculated how much was stolen. it lead for impeachment. the chief executive of petrogas stepped down in february. >> we are joined by the director of the brazil institute of the woodrow wilson international center for scholars.
>> we have an arrest of one of the top officials, dozens of other arrests, powerful politicians are investigated. millions protested. how serious is this? >> well not for democracy it's not serious. it's affirming of democracy that brazil has institutions strong enough to produce the terms. it is serious for the president, for the ruling party and coalition, they will not stop. the president does not have the power to stop it. people are mobilized in brazil. they've protested. the press is free to cosay the news and -- convey the news and express opinion. investigations will continue and it will be taken wherever it has to go. >> one of the things they'll
look at... >> demack rahsy is not -- democracy is not in danger. >> we have a survey showing that dilma rousseff's popularity has plummeted 60%. do you think it could happen? >> i don't think it's likely but it is no longer impossible. we do not know if the money stolen from petrogas found its way into her political campaign. that is what is investigators, prosecutors are looking to or trying to determine. as said the president is not a target of those investigations. there are 49 politicians, some from the workers party that are target of the federal criminal investigations, so this is an ongoing process. the country remains stable
politically. there's an economic crisis that stems from pretty bad economic management that is being addressed by a new economic team. >> that could have economic repercussions because brazil is the second-largest economy in the world and second largest behind the americas. >> yes, has bad repercussions for brazil. brazil is in a recession, projected to attract 1%. may have some economic growth next year but it is a complex matter. it's not going to be easy for brazil to overcome it. the political class is under pressure to give thops about this. >> she was the head of pet roe
gas. many say she must have known. if she didn't does it show massive in competence, should she resign the president. >> precisely. she was supposed to be hands on that is the general impression. the pressure is there for her to give satisfaction. this is complicated, as you imply, whether she is going to decide to step down. i think it's doubtful. there is nobody of any political significance political leaders in the opposition making the claim now. this is an evolving picture. so we have to sit back and wait and see what happens next. >> director of the brazil institute at the woodrow wilson center. good to have you with us. >> in japan things are looking down for an american icon.
mcdonald's expect an operating loss of $210 million in 2015. three times hoyer than last year -- higher than last year. mcdonald's struggled to bring back customers after a series of food safety scandals. >> remembering those killed in the holocaust. >> thousands walk the march of the living at the auschwitz concentration camp where more than a million were put to death. >> and turning abandoned buildings into public works of art. how graffiti art is growing in india. india.
>> on al jazeera america ali velshi looks at the issues affecting us all... >> we're taking a hard look at the most important issues out there that get you the answers that you deserve. >> real money with ali velshi only on al jazeera america a sombre anniversary in eastern poland as thousands gathered at auschwitz for holocaust remembrance day, many that made the 2 mile march of the living were young israelis waving the flag symbolic of the
trek from auschwitz to a big nazi death camp. a million jews were put to death there more than 70 years ago. >> every year we come to the march of the living and from here to here is more difficult. here we are. and we have to remember and learn to the future. because what is going on in the world these days in some countries, is really terrible. >> reporter: by the time world war ii ended in 1945, 6 million jews opinion put to death along with non-jews. >> in our global view segment we look at how news outlets react various events. >> today a look at vladimir putin who was defiant in a televised question and answer session. >> the moscow times ran this
editorial - russians still look to west for approval. it said vladimir putin's relationship is isolationist, it still wants western eye approval. and he's named one of the most influential people. >> and the gulf news is not allowing vladimir putin to ignite a mini war. the article tells vladimir putin to remember the previous cold war was costly and embarrassing to russia. >> as for the military deal with iran the jerusalem post is taking a swipe at the government asking is israel evading the truth, and criticizes leaders for demanding silent, saying that reaction compared to the outrage for u.s.'s deal with iran is outrageous.
in big city whether new york or new delhi it's hard to make room for public space. there is a movement under way in india's capital city to turn public areas into artistic hot spots. >> reporter: he goes by the name design and paints in unlikely of places. his canvases like this one in an abandoned community center are scattered across new delhi. he is one of a growing number of indian graffiti artists. >> in the beginning i painted legally. now i'm moving towards developing my style and in this spot i walked around the neighbourhood, found an abondioned building and thought it was a good spot to chill and paint. >> reporter: authorities consider his work vandalism. the urge to paint took on a more
institutional event. annual events bring art its to chile together with indian counterparts to change the way neighbourhoods look and feel. this is a chance to share fields. >> i work on latin america and global scenes. i use a character to visit many cultures. he's a clown that tells people to be good. it's entertaining. >> traditionally art exists in controlled paces. street art brings it into other areas. >> this means creating canvases in garbage dumps or toilets. >> india is discovering street art. it's part activism part rebellion. artists use every day things to create and catch the attention
of passers-by. >> like the teenagers that came looking for a quiet corner in a busy commercial neighbourhood. they are drawn by the graffiti on the walls, saying it's helping to reclaim the city. >> if you look in the city it is a concrete jungle. the people that use them have no interaction with them. the idea with the work we do is to reclaim the spaces and make them affable for people that use them. zin feels he's doing it too. making place long abandoned. the audience may be limited. for design, it's a chance to express himself that really counts. n.a.s.a. released spectacular go pro video of the space walk of d astronaut terry
verts. he and his colleague were outside preparing for the arrival of two docking adaptors. that's it for this edition of al jazeera america. thank you for watching "america tonight" is up next. see you again in an hour. on "america tonight" - a university school. in our series sex crimes in court. sara hoy on campus, and a university shamed. >> walk on water. they can do no wrong. they get away with murder almost can a scandal