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al jazeera america. this is al jazeera america, i'm randall pinkston in new york with a look at the top stories. >> i hope on tuesday you go out, you vote for me, i will not let you down. >> i want to ask everyone here to vote for me. 10 times. [ laughs ] >> it's the countdown to the wisconsin primary, a chance for ted cruz to slow donald trump's march through the republican presidential nomination. >> folks called me a lot of things, never quitter.
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>> if there's a large voter turnout. we'll win. >> a similar story for the democrats, bernie sanders hoping to condition his winning treek. >> plus - while world leaders gathered at washington annual nuclear summit. north korea launched a ballistic missile. we look at the battle to stop nuclear proliferation. local styles impress the global elite during fashion week in georgia - not in the u.s., the other georgia. we begin with what could define the race for the white house. what happened could shape the next two weeks for departments and republicans, they are 42 delegates up for groups.
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senator ted cruz has a demanding lead in the polls. if it holds up, it will make it difficult for front-runner donald trump to stop on open convention. 96 delegates are available. bernie sanders leading the poll. if he wins, it could provide the momentum he needs to keep the pressure on hillary clinton. >> bernie sanders in wisconsin, flanked by a group of mostly young people hammered home familiar themes. >> the reality is we have a handful of billionaires, koch brothers and others who are prepared to spend hundreds and hundreds of millions on elections. >> the latest poll of likely voters shows them neck and neck. friday clinton was in syracuse, trying to make sure she doesn't
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lose her home state. she returned to wisconsin, to hold rallies. >> i'm a democrat and have been a proud democrat all my adult life. and i think that's important if we are selecting someone to be a democratic nominee of the democratic party. >> meanwhile, the latest poll of primary voters, taken a view days ago shoes trump losing ground. john kasich is in third place, with 31%. the last pole in february had trump at 30%, and crews at 19%. >> god bless the great state. >> cruz is thinking ahead. taking a detour where the state party election. >> people are waking up. help is on the way. >> all of north dakota is
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uncommitted. who is chosen to fill the slots could make a difference, both on the convention floor and in meetings. >> wisconsin, are you ready to make america great again? >> back in wisconsin, trump had multiple rallies, where the former governor warmed up the crowd. after a rocky week for trump on the campaign trail. >> who is the only candidate in the race that ever created private sector jobs and helped americans live the american dream, and who is it? >> ohio governor john kasich, who won one primary also campaigned hard in wisconsin, trying to court younger voters. john kasich worked to manage expectations, saying he is focussing his effort on new york and pennsylvania. >> we are running first or second and all the congressional districts in new york. we are excited about pennsylvania, and we'll see how
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we do here. >> wednesday, wisconsin's largest newspaper, the milwaukee sentinal endorsed austin kossack. >> there was a poll that came out that 38% of people living in wisconsin don't know enough about nee to decide - they don't have an opinion of me. i'm battling to get the recognition. >> most political analysts say john kasich's only path to becoming the presidential nominee is through a contested convention. >> in brussels police are cracking down on anyone breaking the pan on protesting. demonstrations have been banned since violence broke out sunday. today anti-islamaphobia protesters were arrested at a memorial site. and in the mostly muslim neighbourhood right wingers clashed with antiracist groups. molenbeek was the base for some
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of the attackers. >> belgium prosecutors charged a man connected to a thwarted plot in paris. he is tied to the case of a frenchman arrested last week, french authorities charged that suspect with terrorism related offenses, after finding explosives, chemicals and weapons at the apartment. >> brussels international airport will be open for a limited number of night. the main haul was damaged. full service is not expected to resume until june, july. and delta airlines announced it will respond flights between atlanta and brussels until march of next year. >> turkey's president recep tayyip erdogan is in the u.s., and used his visit to criticize the presidential race saying it is stoking islamaphobia in america. john hendry has that story. >> turkey's president ended his
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u.s. tour surrounded by pro-turkish throngs. inaugurating a new turkish american cultural center. they lamented the rise of islamaphobia. >> it's unacceptable for moror of pain and suffering created by terrorists here in the aftermath of 9/11. >> reporter: and he weighed in on the environmental campaign. >> it's interesting, shocking for some of the presidential candidates using the allegations and labels against the muslims on ause basis and openly. >> despite the ending to his trip, the road through washington provoked controversy. >> it's a strong marriage of convenience. he is disappointed at president obama's actions in the middle
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east. the u.s. is concerned about democracy and the future of turkey in a region that is unstable. on the other hand we need turkey to do almost anything that we are required to do in the region. >> reporter: outside his speech at the brookings institute, recep tayyip erdogan tried to block journalists from entering, and clashed with protesters that dogged his stop. as recep tayyip erdogan toured washington. washington evacuated family members from the base after suicide bombers struck in ankara, istanbul and other cities. recep tayyip erdogan hoped that president obama would join him here. this is an hour's side at washington d.c. obama declined to meet him here or at the nuclear summit and that has been seen as a snub. >> obama didn't merely sideline
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recep tayyip erdogan, he scolded him. >> i think the approach they've taken towards the press is one that could lead turkey down a path that would be troubling. >> we asked recep tayyip erdogan what he thought. >> mr president, president obama says there's troubling signs in turkey, what do you say? >> he kept the answer to himself. emotions are running high two days before a refugee deal takes effect. hundreds protested the deal sending migrants back to turkey if the claims for asylum seekers are not accepted. the plan calls for countries to accept one syrian refugee in turkey for every migrant that is returned from crease. >> protesters were on the streets in morne greece. residents say they are running out of patience as thousands of
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refugees are camped out in their town. zeina khodr reports. >> attitudes are changing, compassion giving way to anger. first there was solidarity, now the people are telling the government that livelihoods are at risk. some are furious, saying that their quiet town no longer belongs to them. >> when they came here, we embraced them. now or lives are unbearable. we are scared to allow the children to play in the streets. >> the refugees and migrants have been living in the fields. the people in the village say the refugees have been stealing chickens, the main freight rail which line has been blocked by those stranded in greece.
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they hope the action will pressure the e.u. to open boarders, it's adding pressure on the fragile economy. >> her now forced to recruit the area, and this means extra cost. we are paying 25% more, and it takes longer to deliver the goods. greek police tried to move people from the tracks, and they failed because people resisted and authorities said they have no intention of evacuating by force. >> this used to be a transit camp. it's hope to 12,000 people. a few hundred great to move to accommodation presenters. the majority are reluctant. european activists blame the e.u. for a lack of transparency, and set up the center to explain the official options, even as they argue that the system is not functioning. >> the message let all the
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people in, something like that doesn't exist. the message is listen to the people here on the ground that are stuck, that are not treated according to human lights, their life is on hold. procedure that is in place for people to exit the greek asylum system does not work at all. >> the people say they, too, are under impossible train, and temporarily block the main highway hoping the authorities will act. once they left refugees and migrants who believe the boarder will open, make their way along what has become a road to nowhere. >> a u.s. air strike? somali is believed to have killed a senior al-shabab leader, also a member of the al-qaeda. he was killed in a drone strike 20 miles south of jilab. he was involved in attacks on a hotel and airport.
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around the same time african union forces say they killed another al-shabab commander and 22 of his fighters in a joint operation with the somali army. a year ago al-shabab fighters stormed the campus of a university killing 148 people. security forces took 15 hours to end the siege, a public memorial service paid tribute to the victims. al jazeera's malcolm webb has more from kenya. [ singing ] >> reporter: the victims of the attack came o learn. their studies and lives were cut short. many complain the authorities did nothing to prevent the attack in spite of being warned and changes came too late. now the local government paid for a memorial inscribed with their names. >> we put el rate measures --
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ebb ab rate measures for the university, and the town, to make sure every kenyan that comes here to do business, work, study is safe. >> reporter: a year ago 142 students were killed, and dozens injured when gunmen from al-shabab attacked the campus. at this memorial, survivors struggled. >> it was terrible. "initials and staff gathered to commemorate those that were killed. those that survived the attack are not here. most of them came from kenya. most transferred to a university after the attack. most say they never want to come back. >> in the new campus. in western kenya.
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the survivors held their own. they struggle to study. the attackers went from room to room killing everyone. >> at night is when people are talking. they feel like they are back. so they say to me, it is always haunting me. >> artists paint a commemorative mural on a building. >> the clean up classroom helps to take it across the university. a clash between police and philippines, thousands blocked a highway to demand government relief in the drought-stricken region. police tried to disperse
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protesters, leaving two dead, dozens injured. we have this story. fields are dray. crops fail. unable to feed their family, they tried to get their yoiss heard, and they protested in a near down. it got out of hand on friday. rocks were thrown at the police. police broke the ins of protesters. shots can be heard. >> the only reason we came here was to demand raise from the government. we were surprised to see the police. the reason there was truck, the police tried to stop the demonstration. >> this is the city highway. it's a busy road. farmers were given a permit to
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demonstrate but not block the highway. when police mved in, that were clashes. as many as 4,000 took sanctuary in the church. whole families have taken refuge, the young and old sheltering from the heat of the day. security forces crowned the church, they are well armed. estate, police were given permission by negotiators to search the premiseses for weapons. we cannot rely on the response of the government. we rely now on the support and foodate delight by non-g.s.t. organization. that the farmers will go home
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not empty-handed. there is hope for a break through. >> there are we are here to rest them, they think, but we are not here to arrest them. we are here to facilitate the return to the community. >> it's believed that an agreement to end the protest may be reached over the weekend. how to koefl the problems is a question for the government. >> perhaps it was no surprise that world leaders met in washington at the annual nuclear summit, north korea launched a ballistic record. next, a look at the battle to stop nuclear proliferation, and while yemen leaders look ahead to peace talks, the people suffer in silence.
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a federal court will rule on west virginia versus the e.p.a., the case seeking to limit the power of the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. crealy reports -- courtney healy reports. politicians and others sound the alarm on environmental issues. >> no change poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. >> reporter: with science backing the claims, 170 elected representatives in the current congress deny that humans are responsible for rising temperatures. and consequences like the rapid ice melt in antarctica.
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with the federal court set to rule on a key case that could limit the authority, some environmental activists are rethinking an approach to fighting climate change. to build public support and put pressure on the court. activists are taking the queues from a different political movement. last year marriage equality advocates mobilized to gather support ahead of supreme court ruling. it was an effort to sway the court, they framed the issue as one that could affect any american community. it's an approach activists say can resonate with climate change. climate change is the most significant problem that we surveys, that affects everyone in the united states and around the world. there's a window of opportunity to do something different. >> we are the first generation to feel the impact of climate change.
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>> president obama announced the initiative at the hottest ever recorded on the planet. aimed to catch emissions by 32% they can play a recall. >> staff members have written legal briefs in support of the power plan, and made a point of engaging with the public. publishing pieces and tweeting about the impact of climate change. they have broken down how much pollution costs taxpayers, stressing the need to discuss climate change in plain english. >> every time we have a study, we put it out there. byte size the pieces. we have versions that are of
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interests to the experts, and versions that are of interest to the public. a lot of effort that is going on now is not directed at this court's proceeding that is happening, and a case. but it's an effort to make the american people understand what is at stake. >> it's impossible to say whether activism has any real effect. last year's effort to start a conversation among americans. detractors will catch up with americans. they are in agreement with climate change. >> world leaders that are meeting in washington. north korea launched a rocket.
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north korea's launch was a test, but highlighted a challenge facing leaders that tried to stop it and others from getting and using weapons. that will be harder in the decades before the cold war. president obama surprised the need to enforce measures put in place following tests in february. adding that the risk of groups like isil getting access to power cannot be discommunicated the president boasted the nation achieved something that is remarkable. as of now, highly enriched uranium pass been removed from 50 facilities, enough to create 150 weapons, now with what they call terrorists, they look around for increasedients, vast
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regions of the world are off limits. >> in a haul six years ago president obama sounded a warning about nuclear terrorism. >> the smallest amount of plutonium, the size of an apple can kill and injure hundreds of thousands of people. it would humanitarian, political, economic and environmental cas at trophy with global ramifications for decades. it would change our world. >> reporter: leaders and delegates from 50 nations committed to various ways to secure nuclear bomb making materials, such as highly enriched ukraine judge, and ses yaum, used to make a lower -- uranium, and sessium, used to make a lower grade bomb if it fell into the wrong hands. >> if these mad men got their
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hands on this nuclear material, they'd use it to kill as many as possible. >> we have to stop securing materials like they are library books, and secure them like they are gold at fort knox. >> reporter: this group advocates for smaller nuclear stockpiles and gives president obama credit. but says with the rise of isil progress is too slow. >> the summit will make us safer. it's a good thing that we are doing. when you flee a forest fire, it's not just the direction that matters, it's the speed. can you go fast enough to get to safety before catastrophe engulfs you. >> the glaring absence. fourth and final summit was russia's president vladimir putin, russia boycotted the meeting despite the fact it sits on the largest stockpiles of unsecured nuclear materials. >> they are not working toot. years of cooperation ended. we funded for years programs in
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the former soviet union to secure materials. vladimir putin ended that cooperation. he is actually closing down for any kind of u.s. cooperation. >> reporter: in his closing news contest. president barack obama conceded more needs to be done. >> there's a good deal of nuclear material around the world that needs to be secured. stocks of plutonium are growing, nuclear arsenals are expanding with small tactical weapons, that could be at greater risk of theft. >> while this is the last of the plans at the leader level, the delegation provided the framework for progress, including an international working group of experts from 30 countries, carrying on unfinished business of ridding the world of loose nuclear material. joining me from washington d.c.
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is kelcey davenport. and in north carolina, jim walsh. reference associate at the m.i.t. programme, and al jazeera america's international security contributor. first question for you, ms davenport. the focus of the summit was to set in place methods to guard against nuclear terrorism. was that goal accomplished. >> i think the results from the summit are a mixed bag. >> the - since the obama administration begins the summit six years ago, we have seen a number of countries take steps to eliminate nuclear materials, and secure them more properly. we feel better knowing there's not loose nuclear material in ukraine. there's a lot more that needs to be done. the nuclear summit covered 15% of the stockpile of nuclear materials. huge stocks of military materials outside of the
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process. and outside the norm building for strengthening physical protection. a lot more could have been down in that area. >> talk to us about what you see. is it material, weapons, what is it? >> when a nuclear weapon goes off. the result is the same. you lose a city. hundreds of thousands, if not millions die. humanitarian ecological disaster. i think twine the two more work to be done on the nuclear terrorism side. i work on it. >> it's an exception to the rule. >> we had success in slowing and
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reversing the spread. we can continue to work at it. still a lot of material, metric, tonnes of material out there. we think the head of initiative makes it safer. as long as there's a softball sized amount out there. it's vulnerable and can be used in a city anywhere in the u.s., in the world. >> not necessarily for a bomb, a dirty bomb. you don't have to have a weapon to be dangerous. >> you're right. i want to draw a strong distinction between the dirty bomb, a nuclear weapon, the effects of a dirty bomb is less than actual nuclear weapon. more people die of a regular explosive than exposure to radiation. as to what is terrorism about, it's about causing fear, and a
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dirty bomb can cause fear. we have to lock to down. a little higher on the priority list. >> let's talk about russia the second largest, not present. how significant is that. in the president's effort. i'll give that to you. there has been leaders and followers. >> russia has a larger stockpile than any other country in the world. it's proceed over site. russia's decision is a missed opportunity. we encourage states to allow
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peer reviews to sows protection. russia has been leeth to accept that. why is russia reversing course as it were with respect to the progressive prospective dealing with nuclear materials and weapons. >> i'm not sure that it would call a threat progressive. but they have been cooperating as part of the summit process through 2014. at that point, moscow felt that the summit process needed to end and the nuclear material needed to be handed over for a broader perspective, and not limited to a small group of states. nuclear material needs to be universal. russia has a lot more that they can be kingdomisticly and assisting other countries as part of the process. >> jim walsh.
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north korea mentioned, as an exception to all rules here. they are not part of the talks, yet they are very much part of the discussion. what to do about north korea. >> absolutely. >> yes, and should be no surprise that they have launched miss oils, and launch missiles as they were discussed out loud in washington. i think it's a problem. it points to a larger problem. all the nuclear chemical weapons states as kelcey noted. the u.s., russia, india, france and others, are producing more and more material. for nuclear weapons, we are trying to lock this down, clean it up. and gape them from getting it. nuclear weapons producing more of it. >> we expect more from them. more problems.
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all the states step up. >> stop the production. that makes it a little easier. they other states have spebilityies. >> there is a definition between nuclear weapons and materials. we have nine nuclear nations, we have more than that. we have what about the materials and their threat. well there are 24 counties that have materials. some of these quantities are small. others are large. we also know from the terror.
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>> attacks, that they had the power plan. one of the unique initiatives that came out of the past summit is a joint statement led by the opinion. whul when we speak about nuclear terrorism. there's a concern about dirty bombs. radioactive sources are found around the world. they have a wider application. security of the sources is worse. it's astonishing that there has not been a dirty bomb attack.
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securing the sources needs to be a priority going forward. >> there has been critics of the obama administration that says that his other to control nuclear proliferation is naive, in the 50s or '60s, the world was saved by the mad doctor, the mutually assured destruction where the u.s. and the former soviet union and china were at a stand off. what do you say to the critics, and how does this effort by the obama keep going after he leaves office. this is the final comment. >> good questions. if you ask most experts, are you safer. are you safer without those. you are safer without them. >> during the cold wore. the stand off - yes, it dampened the risk of a great power during
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that period. but at the cost of taking a chance. it's not the cold war any more. we have india and pakistan thinking about them as a nuclear weapon state on a boarder with india, having terrorists running over the territory. add north korea, it's a different thing, as we go forward, i think it will be more of a challenge. president obama made this a personnel legacy issue, put a lot of effort into it. whether it was the iran agreement, the summit process. other presidents coming in will want to choose their own policy issues, it will be up to the public, and to the rest of us the media and others to stay focused on the issue. nuclear terrorism is a classic probability, and high consequence. it's like a heart attack,
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doesn't happen every day, when it happens, it's a killer. we'll have to marshal the political will to stale focused and continue process, and not let it slide because president obama is no longer in sofs. office. >> thank you both for being with us on al jazeera. >> thank you. >> next. the forgotten people in yemen. the country's leaders prepare for peace talks in the war-torn region, the people suffer in silence. >> plus, pot-smoking protestors light up outside the white house.
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>> no justice, no peace! >> so today, we stand up for environmental justice. we stand up for ourselves. we stand up for our rights. >> have you experienced any health issues since this water was switched over? >> loss of hair. >> is there an environmental urgency? >> even a modest rise in sea level could have dramatic impacts. >> this is where our house stood. >> behind me, it is literally hell on earth. the fire fighters in there are fighting against global forces. >> the fire was getting closer. we had just enough time to get him in the truck and go. >> i lost my auto body shop. that's the money i had. >> you can't replace people, so absolutely we're happy to be alive. >> it's extraordinary to be here, check this out. >> we're looking at the most incredible wonders of the natural world. >> we've returned this iconic mammal to illinois. >> we can make clean drinking water just using the sun. >> this opens up whole new
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target. a new round of peace talks aimed at ending the war in yemen is set to begin in two weeks. one week before that both sides of the civil war agreed to observe a cessation in fighting. despite the diplomatic progress, the people of yemen are still suffering. >> amen should be in school. he's out trying to make a living. scavenging through heat and waste. scrap metal is a commodity.
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on a good day he can make up to a dollar. >> i tried to benefit from the rubbish, and i took it from here. to have one or two handed. i rarely make it. >> last march, houthi rebels took over the city, cutting it off from the rest of yemen. this month, pro-government fighters broke the siege. meaning ayman, his family and half a million people could attempt to return to their lives. >> like the garbage, frustration has been piling up. >> people are burning the rubbish to get rid of it. fires are creating smoke, creating health issues and breathing problems. >> there are more than 200 cases of respiratery cases. >> the numbers will rise, with emergency services in disarray, a plastics factory has been
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burning for weeks. toxic fumes fan across homes. the war is making life harder for some of the poorest people in the golf. saudi arabia and their allies wanted to use their airpower to reinstate abd-rabbu mansour hadi, and defeat the rebels that removed him from power. the rebels wanted a bigger say in governing their country, it's been a year. neither side achieved their goal in the "the los angeles times" this week they point out how the u.s. is connected to the war in yemen. we are supplying arms and limited assistance, the saudi arabia has deals to purchase $20 billion in weapons, and over $20 billion from the u.k. the state department is saying it is offering targetting assistance, but the argument point out many struck are schools, and a doctors without
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borders clinic. join me from washington d.c. is director of the national human rights watch. one of the colleagues is the author of the op ed. just in general, can you talk about the humanitarian crisis that yemen is facing? >> yes, well, this stopped being a civil war more than a year ago when saudi arabia, unit arab emirates and other members started the air war, which intensified the conflict tremendously, and led to the - led to many thousands of casualties, something like 6,000 or so people killed so far. more than half civilians, most of those civilians killed in the air strikes, conducted by saudi arabia. and the united arab emirates using the u.s. bombs, u.k. supplied weapons, and as you
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mentioned with targetting substance as a top u.s. general put it. targetting assistance from the u.s. military. >> it's the assistance that is delivered to the people that are managing to survive all of the strikes, the civilians, like the little boy. >> yes. and that's been another difficulty, the saudi coalition - saudi arabia led coalition has imposed an embargo, a sea embargo on the ports of yemen. so that, you know, yemen imports just about everything that it uses, that it consumes, and fuel. so the transportation sector was tripled. fuel is not available for the wells to bring up water from the ground, in a country that has little water to begin with. people have not been able to get to clinics.
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that embargo is the piece of that blockade. it is the other piece of the demonstration imposed by the saudi-led coalition. >> your group is calling on an independent investigation. what is preventing that investigation from going forward. what is the role of the united nations in this conflict? >> solely the political will. the united states, the other party to the conflict. they are the ones obligated to conduct the independent investigation, and farce we are aware -- and as far as we are away, there's no indication that they can do so. nothing is preventing it, except the unwillingness of the parties to do it. it's interesting, shall we say sad, that the u.s. is on this side of the horrible situation with u.s. allies. have you seen this kind of
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situation anywhere before? >> with the u.s. on the wrong side, if you will of humanitarian issues. >> well, i think it's better to use the few minutes to keep the focus on yemen. there's a lot of focus where the u.s. military has been involved, and the u.s., depending on the perspective could be said to be on the wrong side. >> thank you for your time. we'll watch this as the day progresses. >> you're welcome. >> today activists gathered outside the white house, calling for legalization of marijuana. protesters lit up and smoked marijuana in an act of mass civil disobedience and toting a 51 foot blow-up joint. president obama resisted calls to take action. police wrote two citations during the protest. the secret service allowed the trip down pennsylvania - i didn't write that.
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>> the policies that have been in place for the past 48 years have been targetted and they have been destructionive. okay. like the gentleman who spoke a moment ago, he was speaking about one of nixon's top aids. john urlichman. you may have seen this in the news, came out and admitted that the war on drugs was targeted towards the antiwar hibies in trent merrins. >> the annual protest takes place april 20th, but was rescheduled after calls for an earlier demonstration. >> fashion comes to mind. a struggling nation hopes to change that as local styles impress the elite during fashion week. storms across the south-east left damage and flooding for many there. we are taking a look at the next weather system, bringing gusty winds and snow.
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all that coming up. up.
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>> people loved him. teachers loved him. >> we were walking the river looking for him. i knew something was really really wrong. >> all hell broke lose. >> people were saying that we were terrorists. >> how are you providing a cover for your brother to do this? >> we saw the evil side of the social media take off. the international space station got welcome relief on
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saturday. the progress m.s. 02 docked with thetation after a two day pursuit. bringing with it its for the crew, including medical and food supplies. russia is responsible for flights to the international space station, but the u.s. aids in resupply missions now, down here on earth joy mccorvey and the -- kevin corveau and the weather. >> it's been active. we have seen weather and now a snow outbreak across the great lakes, no one wants to hear about snow. down to the south, since wednesday, these are the last two days of radar. we have seen severe thunder storms pushing there. i want to show you damage that came out of alabama, talking about the weather. we did have tornados. and you can see the damage it did do.
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not only the tornados, but we are talking about wind damage across multitude of states across the south. so the damage and the - they are cleaning up now as the storms are passing. i want to show you in louisiana, what was left off in the rain that came with the storms. several weeks back, we sue historical flooding across the region, they have not tried out. it did not take rain to make the flooding a major problem across the area. we are taking a look at the states. not only louisiana, but we are talking about the rest of the seven states in the south-east, with the flood warnings in effect, and they'll stay in effect for the next 3-4 days. the other system we are talking about is this one here. we call it a clipper. this is the first one, the next one is a little back. this is very, very dangerous in terms of the windows that we are seeing with this storm. cincinnati has seen a gust up to 51 miles per hour, that is pushing to the south-east, and
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the temperatures behind this are coming down. we have a freeze warning effect for many places across the hoe valley, what will happen is the snow is going to start for some places, but through dorm morning, it will be the winds - 55-60 miles per hour gust across the region. i expect to see a lot of trees, and powerlines there. >> the economy in the country of georgia may be struggling, but the fashion industry is thriving. designers are showcasing their work in hopes of bursting on to the global market. robin walker has more from the georgian capital. >> reporter: georgia's overall economy is foggy, fashion week has not noticed. this is one of two weeks competing. a sign of a healthy sec sore.
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when we start, we have three designs, at the moment we have 50-60 designers. we see it developing. >> tbilisi is a fashion capital of the post soviet world. ready to wear collections from delude - popular with buyers in ukraine, azerbaijan and kazakhstan. >> this is a celebration of georgean fashion. some of which is internationally recognised. it isn't the cat walk and fashion that is keeping fashion alive. >> take a stroll through the streets and it's easy to find georgian girls wearing georgian fashion. >> tbilisi is a small town. georgian buyers and designers enjoy a close relationship. >> we really think in the same way. we create something that they
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like. they like something that we create. i think georgians have one taste. >> a taste intriguing foreign fashion stays, who see potential here. >> you need to involve national talent. not to re do it. but just to finesse the edges of what is happening here. what is happening here is great. it's an exciting thing that tweets a little bit, that could propel it on to a bigger platform. >> in other words, today tbilisi, tomorrow maybe the world. thank you for joining us, i'm randall pinkston in new york. i'll be back with another hour of news at 11:00p.m. eastern. stay tuned for "america tonight", coming up next. next.
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