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obvious 30 feared dead and dozens trapped by an explosion at a mine in eastern ukraine. hello, i'm nick clark. you're watching al jazeera. also coming up on the program. iran is moving time and again that it cannot be trusted. nothing new, and no viable alternative. president obama responds to binyamin netanyahu's controversial address to congress. australia prime minister is revolted as indonesia transfers 11 accountants to face a firing
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squad. and the latest in lesotho, where no one has enough photos to claim victory in the african elections. so then a rescue mission is underway at a mine in eastern ukraine where there has been a huge explosion. families of dozens missing are gathering outside the mine in the city of donetsk. according to reports, 30 are dead, others dropped below ground. >> u.s. president obama says the israeli prime minister has no viable alternatives for dealing with iran in a speech to the congress. world powers would see sanctions dropped for strict limits on iran's ability to produce fuel. binyamin netanyahu claimed that it would lead to a nuclear-armed iran. >> reporter: this was
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unprecedented, a leader of a kunt country, giving a speech criticising the white house. here to talk about iran and the ongoing negotiations over its nuclear programme. >> this deal has two major concessions, one leaving iran with a vast nuclear programme, and, two, lifting restrictions on the programme in about a decade. that is why the deal is so bad. it doesn't block iran's path to the bomb it paves the path to the bomb. >> the white house disputes and the president pushed back personally. the prime minister didn't offer alternatives. binyamin netanyahu invoked images of i.s.i.l. north korea and the holocaust, asking
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congress to stop negotiating and increase sanctions. more than 50 members of congress from the political party boycotted the speech. i resented the condescending tone. what you were witnessing was an old concept. if you can make the people afraid you can make them do anything. he is a rejectionist. there's no agreement that this administration could achieve with iran that would be good enough for him. >> despite the claims that that was no the political or part stan. it's how it was scene. a controversial speech. political analysts say the village was an attempt to give binyamin netanyahu a boost. it alienated some members of congress that he hospital would
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intervene on his behalf. >> the deal doesn't have to be done as a treaty. the president can do this as an executive agreement. >> in the end it could be that the prime minister got his speech, but the president will have the mainly say. jacky will follow the nuclear talks. >> john kerry is learning that in this process of talking about iran's nook leer programme, it's impossible almost to please anyone. we have heard very strong criticism from the israeli prime minister about the process, and the iranians as well have been critical about the objectives and but for different reasons. the statements made in passing by the iranian newsagency said the demands would not submit to
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the alarms. there were crittisms of president barack obama's position as being unanticipatable or threatening. that was the vocabulary used. we must remember the public staples don't reflect the nuanced discussions, and the public statements are quite likely part of the negotiating process, tactics. the key thing to remember that the americans would point to is the fact that the discussions are continuing. as long as the talking is going on, that is a positive thing. talks have begun between the iraqi and turkey defence ministers. according to the iraqi military they are advancing, and have retaken the oil field, 20km east
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of tikrit. 14 syrian soldiers have been killed in the gas fields east of homes, when fighters were attacked when they try to withdraw from a battle. >> the u.n. special envoy to yemen is in talks with the ambassador. jamal arrived in the city on wednesday morning and is expected to meet with the president. he is trying to mediate an end to the political crisis in the country. >> indonesia transferred 11 convicted drug smugglers to an island. most foreigners and australia prime minister is revolted by the prospect of the execution. australia has been trying to prevent this a sign that the executions are imminent. a set back for supporters, including australia senior
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politicians. >> we think the two australians deserve to be punished but not executed. that's the position. right now millions of australians are feeling sick in their guts at the prospect of execution of these two. the men's families applied pressure trying to coerce indonesia into showing mercy. >> everyone makes mistakes. over the last 10 years, andrew chan and myuran sukamaran have been on tv to show they have changed for the better. they were caught running a drug gang known as the bali nine. others had their death sentences revoked. on the two ring leaders, indonesia is not budgeting. >> we are not trigger happy. we do it for a big reason. >> reporter: the main reason according to the independent
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president is that drugs destroy people's lives. he's enforcing some of the toughest drug lords in the world. this is the second time a group of people are put to death. citizens from for instance and brazil are already on the island. joining them are citizens from ghana, nigeria and indonesia. with the transfer, they know it could be a matter of days. >> an investigation found that police and the court system in ferguson, missouri routinely discriminate against african-americans, coming six months after the shooting death of unarm teenager michael brown the trial of the alleged
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mona barthel boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev is due to begin on wednesday. 21-year-old dzhokhar tsarnaev looks different now from the picture that went around the world. he has been sitting in federal court watching the process of selecting a jury. it would expect to take a few weeks. finding an um partial jury has been a problem. he and his holder brother tamerlan tsarnaev are accused of detonating and building two bombs. >> looked like afghanistan. there was one guy with a leg blown off. >> there was a manhunt. three days after the explosions persons of interest were spotted. what followed was a gun battle.
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jockar is accused of that matter. boston was placed under lock down. and he was captured in a boat. among them why did young men who grew up and studied here as part of the communities and our country esort to such matters. >> reporter: the prosecutor explained his actions were part of retribution for acts against muslims. the death penalty has been asked for. for. it is going be said that dzhokhar tsarnaev was influenced by his older brother. it was hoped that it would lead
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to life in gaol rather than the death penalty. he faces being the first person executed signs 2003. it could be many years and appeals before it's carried out we are going to take a short break. ahead, a regular robin hood mexico's most wanted fancies himself as a man of the people as police lock him up for extortion, kidnapping and murder. >> a rare collection of artwork from north korea is on display in south korea. we look at the hidden treasures.
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here is a recap of stories in al jazeera. a rescue mission is under way. families of dozens of people are missing outside the coal mine in the city of donetsk. according to reports 30 are dead and others trapped below grouped. u.s. and iranian negotiators are in briton coming after a people by prime minister binyamin netanyahu urging the u.s. congress to block a deal. >> indonesia transferred 11 convicted drug smugglers to an island where they'll face a firing squad. australia prime minister said he is revolted by the prospect of the ex-uses. >> returning to the -- executionses.
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returning to the story. john hendren is outside the mine. >> the latest we have is the separatist government says it appeals there's no foul play involved in the explosion. the donetsk people's rub lake says -- republic says it looks like methane gas may be responsible for the explosion that killed about 30 people we believe so far. we know there were 200 or so underground at the time of the explosion. that means half of the people made it out. one man that came out said he saw at least five dead bodies on the way. this is a shaft that is a kilometre deep. they couldn't go in initially. they had to let the noxious gas
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out before it could go in. the search would be ongoing, but it could take time because of the depth of the shaft. >> this mine has a history of accidents, doesn't it? >> particularly bad history, in fact. over 100 people were killed in a gas related blast in 2007. 20 others were killed in another blast in 2002. and in one case criminal charges were brought against the mine. it's part of the world where the standards of safety are not quite what they are in other place, and this mine has been singled out for not meeting the standards that have been set in the area. it's an area where there has been shelling. we are told by the donetsk people's republic that there were none at the time. there was shelling that shut the mine and trapped workers in here. sadly, it appears that that is not the case today.
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we will not know anything about the final numbers until the rescue workers finish the work. >> the unrest can't make things any easier, do you know what state the emergency services are in? >> well, they have to go through a number of checkpoints. everyone gets the information checked on the way here. that's part of the problem. another part is supplies are short. if some people who are trapped need medications, they are in short supply here. we talked to doctors from medecins sans frontieres today and they said that they have trouble getting some medications, they have to use different. everything becomes much more difficult when an incident like this happens. the same rescue workers are responding to people injured.
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hospitals are under pressure in eastern ukraine. everything is harder during a conflict like this. >> there has been no clear winner in the elections. an announcement is expected revealing how many parliamentary seats each party has won. the party would look to enter coalition, and the outcome is who forms part of the government. >> each of the candidates is going to smaller parties to find out who will join them. a coalition government has a rocky history fear. 2012 was the countries's first government. that will be the problem solver solving the infighting. it didn't work we had the alleged coup why we fast-forwarded now tow years
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early and back are election time again. what is happening is we have comas kobani winning 40, and his closest rival with 4,000 fewer votes, also a former prime minister. the congress party has 37 of its constituencies. that's not enough in the mmb system. what we are doing is negotiating behind the scenes to find out who the coalition partners are. we have fears of what might happen. in the background we have a police force that favors an army. there are fears between the political rivals and the security forces. so far the election and everything since has been very peaceful and we have to make that announcement happen
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emergency crews are battling wildfires. thousands are being destroyed at a table mountain in the national park in came town. >> fighting the latest front in the world fears. firefighters work into early hours of wednesday morning. they try to get in control since sunday. residence are terrified. >> everybody was outside the doors and crying and screaming. this one running that side it's terrible. >> strong winds have been fanning flame. poor visibility due to heavy which mistake temporarily halted the operations on tuesday. >> it's difficult to say which areas will we contain. we'll try our best. but people think if the flames are out the fire is out. it doesn't work like that. the flames could be out.
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we still need people on the ground. thousands of acres have been engulfed by the flames. this is one of 14. cape town officials admit resources are stretched. five home have been destroyed. there are fears living near where it's burning, and changing winds could put them at risk. it's hoped that forecast will bring much-needed relief. niger delta is where almost all of nigeria's oil comes from. it is one of the poorest. jonathan goodluck is from there, and when he was elected people had high hopes help would be on the way. little has changed. for hundreds of years people used the creeks for transport. and they supported a pressure os eco system. one of the world's largest
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forests. we are going to a village we visited eight years ago. back in twch the only way to get there was by boat. the community said they were poor. they wanted the namian government to develop the village. we have not seen them in eight years. nothing has changed. her community of 60,000 people is still poor. >> we are angry. we don't deal on top with the million. >> years of oil spills caused by caps and illegal tapping by young people polluted many of the creeks. oil spills will cost a billion dollars and take 30 years to clean-up. the water is a dark colour, it's filthy and smell of oil. >> eva has been finishing since
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he was a boy. he's 42 years old and worries about what is happening to their home. he often doesn't catch enough for his family. >> if you don't have fish you are suffering. >> village elders are tired of asking the government for help asking oil companies to give jobs to young people who are angry they are not benefitting from the oil. i will not hide it from you, that the youths mrure. let us manufacture, that's why you see pollution. >> the next generation do what they always do. the main concern is which team will win the match. parents worry a life of poverty,
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pollution and crime is all they have to look forward to. >> a drug lord dubbed mexico's rob yip hood has been caught after months on the run and used donkeys to escape the police. his crimes make him a villain, not a hero to many. >> this is how that man became mexico's most wanted man before his capture, would want to be remembered. as a kind-heart cartel king pin handing out money to the people. he gave this woman $60 for her sick mother. >> people liked them. he helped them. >> unlike others gomez worked hard at public relations, presenting the knights templar as a de facto authority in the
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state. >> we are a necessary evil. unfortunately or fortunately we are here because if not another gang would come in. >> he made a radical school exchange. this teacher worked with him and considers him a friend. as the teacher he would have the love of the kids instantly. he had charisma he spoke the people's language gomes and knights templar created medieval accessories. the marketing campaign could not disguise the fact that they terrorized by subjecting the local population to extortion, kidnapping and curder. in 2013 desperate citizens became vigilantes. this man took up arms after being kidnapped by the knight templar. we are all scared of him because
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of the killings. >> when federal forces arrived in the beleaguered state. gomez was forced to go under ground. he spent short periods of time. including a series of luxury houses. his new home is a luxury prison outside mexico city. despite intermittent acts of kindness he'll be remembered as a violent, ruthless criminal. >> a court in india banned a documentary in which a man convicted of raping and murdering a student blames the victim. new delhi police have a court order halting the brode hast of "india's daughter", on the grounds of objectionable content. one of attackers said if ut
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student hadn't fought back she wouldn't have been kill. >> a turkish airline plan skidded off a run way because of fog in nepal. the plane circled for half an hour before it tried to land. >> an section of art is on display in north korea. it's not just drawing the attention of art lovers. >> healthy, happy faces gaze out. it tells the story of landscape. some evoke another time and place. they are according to the together of the show the hidden treasures of the north korea. 147 paintings getting a rare outing. part of a collection of 2,500 bought in cash in north korea over several years.
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he says it was a mixture of official transactions and private ones. >> of course part of that money is going to benefit the government over there. again, there's not - not my concern. >> in another gallery in seoul, different paintings. this lampoons is the work of a north korean defector who painted propaganda slogans. we invited him to view new sections. >> when i lived in the north i found paintings impressive. since coming here i realised there was no freedom of art. >> in all the paintings i realised they were a tool of propaganda. >> there are restrictions on oort in the south. this painting had to be removed.
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the south korean community service reading in the service of people writtens in the north korean way. >> the idea that a painting might provoke devotion by the south. the people are governed by law prohibiting the showing of north korean ideology. for proponents it's a tool in a long battle. >> communist ideology is a scheme to grab power. it's a meticulously grafted behind scam. there are many hens prone to scams. >> for the organizers it's about a long-term investment. but for a man living in real north korea, the brightness and
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beauty brings back darker memories. just before the headlines we nudge you in the direction. website. is the distress. -- the is the address. all the new opinion and comment. hello, i'm ray suarez, there has been plenty of noise around binyamin netanyahu's speech to congress, who invited whom, who broke protocol and not. negotiations between the united states and its partners to prevent tehran from having a nuclear weapon are close to agreement or shutting down. in switzerland secretary of state john kerry and his iranian counter part are working towards an end of march dead line.