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chaos in yemen. more than 130 dead as i.s.i.l. claims responsibility for attacks on two mosques. >> after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the secure checkpoint the second took advantage from the first explosion to get inside the mosque. >> sympathy for the victims. tunisians remember the shooting rampage. >> i was deeply moved because they were innocent. they came to visit our country they came to visit us. have. >> reporter: the iran nuclear
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talks. as the deadline looms a rift emerging between allies. and. >> so it was incredible. >> the spectacular view of today's solar eclipse. good evening and thank you for joining us on al jazeera america i'm stephanie sy. >> and i'm antonio mora. a day after claiming it had massacred hundreds in tunisia a bomb in yemen. >> worshipers were attending noon prepares when the bombs went off. i.s.i.l. said the yemeni
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affiliate carried out the attack specifically targeted at houthi rebels. >> two people killed in that attack. >> violence came 13 hours after 13 people were killed in the southern port city of aden. rival forces clashed at the military airport kim vanel has more. >> reporter: worshipers scrambled to save the injured. their clothes stained with blood, rescuers moved between bodies piled high on the floor. this was the second suicide bombing, in this space of a few minutes. the first attacker detonated outside, having been stopped by security. the second took advantage of the confusion, to cause maximum damage. that explosion was caught by those filming the fallout.
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>> translator: we were in the mosque during the sermon. we first heard an explosion outside. near the security perimeter. and then it became apparent that when the first explosion happened they used the chaos and the vacuum to enter the mosque and blow us up. >> reporter: it was more than four bombs targeting mosques targeting shia houthis. no one claims responsibility for the attack and analysts dismiss assertions that islamic state of iraq and the levant is involved. >> i don't believe i.s.i.l. involvement. doesn't have ground in yemen at least not yet. i think these attacks are politically motivated and whoever orchestrated them wants people to believe it's i.s.i.l. to achieve political goals. >> reporter: in the southern
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port city of aden president hadi who is backed by the u.n. is using loyal troops to rebuild his power base. while in the capital shia houthi fighters, a lied with the former president ali abdalla al salah are located. blame each other for the violence. >> ali abdalla al sala, is obviously the one who is trying to gain from such violence all across the country. he thinks he can hold the world at ransom and push the country down a very steep slide toward anarchy and complete disaster. >> reporter: a quick resolution seems like a far cry as the death toll from friday's attack continues to grow. kim vanel, al jazeera. >> the united nations says it's condemning today's attacks in
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yemen in the strongest terms. secretary-general ban ki-moon called on all sides to exercise restraint. any acts of terrorism are both criminal and unjustified. the commission condemned this week's violence in aden. >> aqap, i.s.i.l. could be the next armed group to set up base in the country. >> right now yemen is fractured. the shia houthi rebels run most of the north including the capital sanaa. >> the yemeni army controls a large swath of central yemen including the port city of aden. >> aqap, greatest external terror threat to the u.s. and the west. >> for more now we bring in hamid abdel ja jabbar.
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professor, thank you for joining us. the person in the piece she doesn't believe it was i.s.i.l she believes it was a politically motivated attack. what is your opinion? >> this has the print of i.s.i.l, trying to inflict as many casualties as possible you can see the trace of i.s.i.l. although we don't know that i.s.i.l. had established a base in yemen although they have been saying that. i mean they have some affiliates maybe in the area. but we don't know that they have established a well documented presence in yemen. however, yemen is a fragmented, yemen is weak, disintegrating, it is easy for fighters from i.s.i.l. or any other group in fact to infiltrate and come to yemen and do these kind of attacks. >> of course i.s.i.l. also claimed responsibility for the attack on the foreign art museum
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in tunis. >> exactly. >> is it difficult to determine if they are attack and control or i.s.i.l. inspired? is that why the u.s. has not yet accepted this claim of responsibility? >> it is the same like al qaeda. many small home grown groups that they feel loyal to this group or that group and they attack in the name of al qaeda or in the name of i.s.i.s. they don't have any popular support so it was expected to do some exprit attacks. they attacked in fact a small group near algeria and they have been attacking the army groups in the mountains. it was expected they will attack somewhere in the capital. so again yemen same thing. i marine we saw that the houthis took over sadr, they took over
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amran, they took over the capital on the 21st of september. nothing was happening the international community was late the u.n. mediator i'm sorry to say he did not do a good job he tried to hold the stick from the middle. >> what should the international community do so far? >> they adopted resolution 140 and if they follow through with the terms of this resolution things would have been better. >> what did that resolution say? >> it put sanctions on everyone who tried to sabotage the transition to a state of democracy. the houthis didn't do that. why didn't they impose sanctions? >> what are the stakes if yemen completely disintegrates? >> it is really dangerous it could become another afghanistan. >> or another iraq. >> after 2006, this is one of the 20th poorest countries in
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the world the ill illiteracy report the unemployment, as you said in your report, the houthis separation movement in the south also will try to recreate south yemen and abd rabbu mansour hadi, his palace was attacked today. >> has yemen seen an attack like this this brazen, two mosques two suicide bombers dozens of people killed? >> yes. we have seen that in october last year but it was claimed by al qaeda when they have a houthi demonstration in sanaa after they took over the capital. >> what was if relationship? >> there were 50 people killed. >> what's the relationship, because al qaeda and i.s.i.l. divorced. >> they did. >> but i.s.i.l. was too extreme
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for al qaeda. >> they didn't want to call the shiite expansion and i.s.i.l. also being attacked by iranian militias in tikrit, in lebanon. >> and is iran supporting the houthis? >> of course, it goes without saying there were some shifts confiscated and they went to court and there have also been reports that new shipments coming. it goes without saying, even iran feel proud about it, the beauty, speaker of the house say we now control four capitals, referring to barrett and sanaa. >> professor, thank you very much for your time with us this evening. >> you're welcome. thank you. >> new reports about the museum attack in tunisia. the suspect who carried out the
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attack received training in libya. poland's foreign ministry says a third polish citizen passed away. i.s.i.l. has claimed responsibility for the massacre. thousands of people took to the streets of tunisia's capital to celebrate the country's independence day. they also used the celebrations to condemn the museum murders. as jacky rowland reports from tunis, the president called on tunisians to unite against terrorism. >> reporter: it is independence day in tunisia. celebrations have been overshadowed by the attacks two days ago. >> we're in a war against terrorism, we won't win if we don't stand together. >> reporter: there's a visible
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security presence on the streets, not just police but army. here they are guarding the french embassy. the second largest party in the governing coalition says the security measures need to go further. >> translator: the countries who fought terrorism in europe did so using special forces special judges special prosecutors special courts and that is how we should be fighting terrorism. >> tunisia relies heavily on foreign visitors be they business travelers or tourists. and an attack genes tourist attraction deals a body blow to this sector of the economy. want to go on holiday to a place safe and stable. here in tunisia the tourism industry has only started to recover after the rextion of four years ago the violence on wednesday sat back that progress
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for several years. the owner of this shop has been running it for more than 30 years. he's still too upset about the attack itself. >> translator: believe me i was deeply moved. i imagined myself in their place if i was visiting their country. i was deeply moved because they are innocent, they came to visit our country they came to visit us. >> reporter: another procession this time by people who came in from a is seaside resort. their message, what happened at the bardo museum had nothing to do with their visit or their country. jacky rowland, al jazeera tunis. >> a warning that i.s.i.l. will infiltrate europe unless help is coming. i.s.i.l. has seized control of at least two cities along
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libya's mediterranean coast land. and a flow will hem this from spreading. the fighting in north africa will destabilize the region if no solution is found soon. the counteri.s.i.l. finance group met for the first time in rome yesterday twirk nation are involved led by the u.s. and saudi arabia, coordinated effort to cut off avenues of funding for group. >> time is running out negotiators will resume talks next week in hoapts of having a framework by next month. but james bays says getting an agreement that satisfies all the parties has proven difficult. >> almost six days of negotiations with the iranians. secretary of state john kerry is still being positive.
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>> secretary, how is it going? >> making some progress. >> secretary kerry head intermediate a lake side restaurant where he was joined by energy secretary ernest munoz. after lunch news that talks were being adjourned for now. >> we're recessing the talks. >> when will you you rejoin,. >> here next week. >> here in lausanne? >> we made a lot of progress, yes, here. >> daily morning walk in geneva said he was ready to work through the weekend even though it would disturb the important iranian holiday naruz. he had made plans to join kerry in lausanne. why the sudden postponement?
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secretary kerry had to leave to catch a plane. and another reason, mother of hasan reufnhasan rouhani died. it's rumored that france is taking a much more hawkish stance than others. james bays lausanne. >> how the cries i started and grew and what lies ahead for the troubled country. >> later a four hour gun battle at a police station.
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>> while i.s.i.l. says it's behind today's attacks in yemen can white house isn't accepting
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the claim. there is no clear evidence that they are behind the attack and claiming purely for propaganda value. aqap or anti-houthis are behind the attacks and the security situation in yemen is alarming. the fight to control yemen is between shia houthis sunni tribes and aqap. it is not clear what the u.s. or other countries can do to prevent an all out civil wars. >> five simple statistics paint a stark picture in yemen according to the online fact book 40% of yemenis live in poverty, 41% of yemenis are younger than 15 and 23% of those children work. among children under five, 41% are underweight. for more we're joined by abraham katabi yemeni, thank you for
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coming. >> thank you for having me. >> democracy seems to be setting in a unity government was in line, but then the houthis come in. they force president hadi out he has to flee to aden where he is from and the former strongman saleh comes back into the picture to reassert himself. >> basically saleh remains the strongest man in the country. military are still loyal to him we is a that. brought houthis back into the capital to take over the capital, saleh wants to weigh accountability. i think in yemen what is happening there is no accountability because peoples demands are being ignored by the international community by everyone in yemen by the political groups. so saleh and as evidenced the
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u.n. sanctioned him just because he's causing disasters in yemen. >> he is clearly connected to the houthis. >> this man is evil and with him yemen will have no stability. in 1990, south and north yemen became one yemen united. from 1991 to 1993, basically saleh assassinated about 100 leaders then in 1994 he declared war against south and looted the south. >> he has dominated yemen for almost four decades. >> not only that he keeps committing the same crime. so back in 1994 committed crimes and war against the south then in 2004, 2010 committed six wars against the houthis who he is aligned with today. and then in 2011, this guy
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committed also massacres against the peace process. >> when people rose up against him during the arab spring. and he was almost killed but now he has managed to sort of worm his way into possibly having power and this is creating a serious issue you have a tremendous divide, you have shia on the one side, you have houthis and saleh then the houthis on one side who are very divided, you have possibly i.s.i.l. now aqap, you doubt whether it is i.s.i.l. >> i, you know, this could be i.s.i.l, could be saleh saleh always uses these kind of political events to basically advance on the ground advance his preliminary agenda and avoid accountability just like i just said. so you know, aqap today denied responsibility. and based on today's attacks they started declaring war
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saleh started declaring war on madev and al beida. >> is this a full fledged civil war now? >> war planes yesterday attacked the presidential palace in aden, president hadi, special force he loyal to saleh attacked the aden airport in the south i think the international community, not need to basically refer saleh to the international criminal court. i think without that, he will keep creating disaster situations in yemen and he 92ed to be held accountable. >> looking at the maps of what's going on right now in yemen it really seems to almost mirror the past. north yemen what used to be north yemen as a country is dominated by the shias and then the south and eastern parts of
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the country are where the various sunni factions hold sway. do you see the country splitting up again? >> i wouldn't call it that way. i mean if you see the country right now about two-thirds of the country actually are with hadi. >> president hadi? the letting president? >> the president became of. many states are against houthi and saleh. rich with oil main source of the economy to yemen places like albada to the north -- >> you don't think there will be a divide again? >> everything is possible in yemen but right now i think the international community need to throw full support behind president hadi, the peaceful movement in yemen they need to support him. >> stephanie and the professor were earlier speaking about iran, whether iran is fueling this. there are reports a ship dropped off 185 tons today of weapons --
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>> completely iran is behind it. iran flying about 24 flights between sanaa and houthi -- baharan acknowledge iran doesn't have any trade relationship with iran so many say planes coming from iran are bringing weapons. yesterday al jazeera reported that a ship full of 180 tons of weapons are coming to the training of houthi fighters were training and teaching of houthi fighters were done in iran. bases of hezbollah bases in lebanon. basically they complete part of it iran everywhere they want they cause sectarian war you could see that and they also part of the establishment of i.s.i.s. in iraq just because they pushed the sunnies out -- >> and iraq as well so it's creating just a terrible
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humanitarian crisis. >> at the end of the day we need accountability we need transparency. i think the international community needs to take steps against salah and houthis, they need to be brought to the international criminal court and support the yemenis. >> abraham, thank you for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> stephanie. >> train went off the rails more than 30 people were killed in the derailment, dozens were injured. fez jamil reports. >> hundreds of people were injured when the train went off the track and derailed. witnesses say the train failed to stop at a rail crossing. >> the train was supposed to stop at the crossing. it was going at a very high speed and then it looked like the brakes failed which turned
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it upside down. >> the injured were taken to the hospital and at least two dozen were in serious condition. central government was quick to announce compensation for victims and their families. >> translator: the families of the dead will get $3200 and the injured will get $800. i'll be going to the accident site myself along with railway officials. >> reporter: the cause of the derailment is still being vetted. india's aging rail network carries about 23 million passengers daily. it has a poor infrastructure 20 government has promised to fix. this accident proves that the improvement needs to come soon. fez jamil, al jazeera. africa coalition uncovers evidence of yet another boko
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haram atrocity.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm antonio mora. >> and i'm stephanie sy. coming up this half hour, the dangerous job of burying sierra leone's dead. >> parents going to extremes to help their children succeed by scaling buildings to help them cheat on a high stakes test in india. >> first soldiers in nigeria found dozens of partially mummifyied bodies. at a boko haram execution site. northeast damasak. rebels had been in control since november. nigerian president goodluck
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jonathan says he expects to retake all towns under control by the end of the month. kashmir, the indian army cordoned off the border between the indian and pakistani areas. trapped inside the police station. indian officials say the three gunmen probably crossed the india-pakistan border overnight. 1995 members of the doomsday cult amshenrico released serin gas. observing a moment of silence in remembrance. the u.s. and iran have temporarily broken off stocks over differences in a nuclear agreement. differences are minor compared
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to what's being accomplished. >> within the p-5 plus one the permanent members of the council and germany, we are in lock step inside the negotiating room on what our positions are. we obviously all have national positions but we are very united which is pretty extraordinary with a couple like russia there are many things bee disagree today but on this we are working together on the same page and trying to get this done. >> secretary kerry is expected to meet his european counterparts in london tomorrow. the state department says he has already spoken to officials from china and russia. >> in a statement to mark the supershan newper shan newpersian new year, the president asked tehran to help find former
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fbi agent bob levinson who went missing in iran. president of the american iranian council and iranian presidential candidate. thank you forking being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> let's talk about the ongoing nuclear talks. they took a break after today but it's being reported that france wants more from iran, they want even more than the obama administration wants apparently. is this a potential deal breaker or are we just seeing posturing? >> most likely it is posturing. i think at the end of the day i believe france is going to have to follow the u.s. i think the u.s. has put the sanctions in place and now it's just amazing that france is going to stay, you know, on top of it. i think it's just that -- just a posturing i would say at some point in the future they will
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also be accommodating. >> are there any other big sticking points that remain? >> yes i think obviously, there is. the one point is obviously how far in the very beginning it should go to relax sanctions. i think there has been all kinds of discussions, there are all kinds of sanctions imposed on iran from the u.n the u.s., the executive u.s. and the legislative u.s. >> but iran really cares about those u.n. sanctions. >> they care about all sanctions, they care about u.n. essential because u.n. sanctions give legitimacy to other sanctions. >> right. >> but iran is hoping to get relief particularly from banking sanctions. unless there is banking sanctions relief there is relief from no sanctions. >> domestic leaders both here in iran and the u.s. putting pressure on the deal. who others have harder time to
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sell the deal president rouhani or president obama? >> i think president obama. you have a central figure in iran called ayatollah khamenei. and people will listen to him in the final analysis. >> he is supporting the talks? >> he is saying it's okay, mr. rouhani if you can get me a good deal from the u.s. i have no problem. although i have my own doubts. so his support is conditional if mr. rouhani comes out you know for a good deal for mr. khamenei there will be support. in the u.s. it is a little bit different. it is unfortunate that the legislative and the executive branch should be so divided approximately although i think in the last analysis they will
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come together, if the deal is quote up quote sellable, that will make iran stay peaceful nuclear wise. >> assuming there is a deal would you expect these nuclear talks to lead to progress in other areas in the u.s. iranian relationship either over the tabling or under the table? >> it's already happening. in fact the deal, the nuclear negotiation was just to focus on the nuclear. but the fact that it's already gone beyond the nuclear just recently the cia did not include iran and hezbollah among terrorist states, terrorist groups that actually will imminently threaten u.s. national security, it's a big big move underground and -- >> and very quietly. >> very quietly and beyond that iran is fighting i.s.i.s. in iraq. and where the u.s. is also providing air support. so again, there are areas of
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cooperation. but in the last analysis, unless they really get this nuclear deal everything else will fall apart. >> thank you hushang miramadi for your time. >> my pleasure. >> just days after benjamin netanyahu's victory at the polls polls, house speaker john boehner says he will visit israel. the speaker is expected to meet israeli leaders to discuss relations between the two countries. congressional aids say the trip was planned before netanyahu's speech to congress. crisis talked held overnight on the sidelines of eu summit in brussels,. >> translator: this is part of
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euro group presentation, and we adhere to the presentation of february 20th. it applies in that way i just outlined. >> it's very important to have the same understanding. there is no such think as thing as a fifth review. greece is not obliged to take recessionary measures. >> the greek prime minister says he will deliver his economic proposals in the next few days. about 200 students staged an anti-austerity rally in the greek capital athens today. some say it's time to put the needs of taxpayers before the needs of the government. >> did the w.h.o. play politics during the height of the ebola crisis? a new report says yes. >> also one woman's mission to see ebola victims treated with respect and dignity in.
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>> and cheating on a high school test has never been as dramatic as this. we'll explain coming up on al jazeera america.
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>> a new report says the world health organization chose to protect the bottom line over public safety during the ebola outbreak in west africa last year. the associated press said for two months the w.h.o. intentionally delayed declaring ebola a global emergency. officials were concerned the negative reaction the decision could have on africa countries dealing with the epidemic. the w.h.o. acknowledged the issue. routine vaccinations against preventible diseases like measles, the agency is calling for an intensification in the vaks facings. a study in the journal --
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vaccinations. a study in the journal science ebola affected areas. >> at least 2.5 million people in sierra leone will be confined to their homes for three days next week as the government tries to contain the ebola outbreak. the virus has killed 10,000 people across west africa. >> all burials must be done by professional teams. nina de vries introduces us to one woman who is attempting to bury ebola victims with dignity. >> she survived ebola. several of her family members died of the disease. >> my sister and my men they all died. i'm the only survivor. >> reporter: while recovering in a hospital, she noticed how some ebola patients were dealt
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with no dignity. they need to give them a last honor. >> now she's helping to bring that last honor to her people. working on a burial team all deaths now whether ebola cases or not have to have safe and dignified burials. on this village on the outskirts of bo, ebola is, at its most contagious when someone dice and dies and that's why the disease is still spreading. baby gina's birthday would have been march 30th. >> i don't feel good when a baby has died. so i hold like my own baby and bury him or her and that's all i
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can do. >> reporter: before the burial the team dresses baby gina on behalf of the family and as maserai holds the baby the community begins to pray. and slowly follows a burial team to pay last respects. it's not easy to do this day in and day out says maserai especially burying in a child. in order to make more space for the burials and to ensure that families have a place to come and visit their loved ones after they have died. world vision operations for the bo district, the organization is working with other ngo partners to train and coordinate teams across the country. >> we know that some kids have lost their parents to ebola. they are barely like two or three years old. after five, six seven ten
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years, they may want to come and see where the father and mother was sleep. >> with world vision ten of them are women. >> from our cultural perspective it is not proper for a man to bury a woman. there was resistance around the burial. but when we had feastles females on the burial team, that has help in controlling the infection rate. >> indeed bo hasn't had an ebola case since january. because ebola is real and following law calling for burial teams. even though the work can be grueling burial teams know the work is important. >> translator: god made me survive and gave me this job. so i decided to do the job. >> reporter: maserai says she
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will continue to fight ebola not only for the sake of her grandchildren but for the sake of the entire country. nina de vries, al jazeera cyril. >> you can learn more about the ebola outbreak on our website first lady michelle obama arrived in cambodia, according to the white house 62 million girls worldwide do not go to school. this is the first time a first lady has visited the small southeast asian nation. we have all heard about helicopter parenting in eastern india, high stakes competition drove parents to new heights literally. >> these parents climb up four floors of an exam center
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building in behar state throwing answers on paper planes to children. openly changing notes to each other under the noses of supervisors. local reports say the police accept bribes to look the other way. the state education minister denies responsibility, saying it's impossible to prevent cheating without the cooperation of parents. >> there are more than 1.4 million students studying for exams. there are more than 11,000 examination centers in the state. three to four people helping a single student would mean there are a total of six to seven million people hoping students. the responsibility manage such a huge number of people and to conduct a 100% free and fair examination. >> there is a great deal of pressure on the 15 and 16-year-old students. these exams are considered make or break compulsory to continue
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their education. with far more students seeking to attend college and university than there are organizations competition is fierce. 600 sprums been caught cheating this -- pupils have been caught cheating this year, they could be banned for taking exams for three years forced to resign or even fines. >> bribes, climbing buildings the stakes are high. many lack the simple necessity, clean water. >> it's not easy to come by. the ingenious solution that pulls fresh water out of the air. >> if you were able to see the solar eclipse you were one of the lucky few for the rest of you, we'll show you what the fuss was all about. coming up next.
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>> 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 >> heavy rains brought brazil's
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biggest city sao paulo to a standstill. streets have been turned into rivers snarling traffic even sweeping away cars. helicopters have been rescuing. sao paulo has been experiencing its worst drought in 80 years. >> water shortfall in just 15 years, they say changing climate patterns are threatening undergroundwater reserves, global demand for water is expected to jump 55% by 2050. calls or policy makers to rethink water use conservation and recycling. >> tonight on our off the radar segment we look at innovation that has the potential to help ease the global water shortage. >> lucia newman on a machine that extracts water from air.
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>> water is essential for life yet one in ten cannot access a single glass. live too far away from river or lake or seen their water source contaminated, or disappear during prolongsd drought. but what if they can access clean water any time anywhere out of thin air? that's the promise of fresh water. a machine that does just that. by extracting water from the air like a cloud. >> translator: what this machine does is form a small cloud inside that generates water. the air passes through here and we cool it. if you touch it, it's cold. >> the water is produced through condensation. i'll show you, put your hand here. >> reporter: it's raining on my hand. fresh water is the brain child of this chilen naval engineer.
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an industrial designer and a forestry engineer put together the prototype in this santiago innovation center startup lab where each center wants to start up a need. >> water currents or if it rains, people can have in the infiniti the infinite needs. >> dry as you can see and there's practically no moisture in the air. but even in these extreme conditions and even in the desert we're told the fresh
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water machine is able to extract moisture and produce drinking water. the only drawback right now seems to be the price. roughly $1,000. but its creators want to make it eventually more affordable. their contribution they say towards quenching the global thirst for life's most basic resource. lucia newman al jazeera santiago. >> coming up at 11:00 p.m new rules to protect groundwater from the effects of fracking. officials say the regulations will prevent the drilling method from spoiling lands. some say the rules go too far others say the government needs to do much more. we'll have both sides of the debate at 11:00 eastern 8:00 pacific on al jazeera america. the headline on the british newspaper guardian reads can in a frustrated world the owe men's for global stability are bleak.
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it suggests various challenges of the day are responsible for international tension and it calls on world leaders to tone down emotion and turn to reason. >> a headline in the swedish newspaper, says eu conspired is needed more than ever. member nation despite disagreements share a vital spirit of understanding that will be critical as the union faces a series of economic and foreign policy challenges. >> with the u.s. and israeli relations should be show strain should release jonathan pollard. unless jonathan pollard is home, eligible for parole in november. >> it's been a long and very contentious case between the two
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countries. the european space agency used two satellites to capture the solar eclipse. it was the first total solar eclipse in three years. the total eclipse was visible over norway and that's where emma hayward went to give us her view. >> they say it's all about timing. when it does so in the skies it dogs so, so spectacularly. the celestial mechanics were in full swing. it looked as if the moon had taken a bite out of the morning sun. and there was only one place to look in the faro ielts and that was up. >> excitement is shining on the water then it gets completely dark out there. you cannot see the eclipse but
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can you see the result of the eclipse. >> then darkness descended like a blanks covering this rugged north atlantic arc pel archipelago. the moon has cast its shadow over where we are. a few minutes ago it was light. now look at it: we're in darkness and it feels really quite eerie. now the moon could clearly be seen in front of the sun. then out of the shadows we were back into the light. >> so it was incredible. >> reporter: this eclipse had brought more than 9,000 sky gazers from across the world to the faroes.
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all attempting to witness something incredible. >> i didn't expect it to get that dark that quickly or for light to filter through you could see it fade out and it was really cool. >> we saw the thin crescent, we saw almost a full circle of the moon's disk which was worth coming for. >> the faroes will not experience a full eclipse for several hundred years. many want to chase the moon's shadow wherever it goes. 'em ah hayward, al jazeera the faroes. >> the lufthansa pilot got a detour giving his customers a ringside seat of the solar eclipse. flier got the option of being
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woken up and got special glasses to witness the eclipse. >> special international day of happiness. the idea is to promote happiness as a universal goal, so of course u.n. brought in pharrel williams, the composer of happy. >> be happy. ♪ it might seem creaz what i'm about toi'm -- seem creaz crazy what i'm about to say. >> the united nations indicated march 20th as the international day of happiness 2012. pushing back against same sex marriage, the fine line of
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religious freedom. deeper look at 8:00 eastern 5:00 pacific. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm antonio mora, i will see you again in an hour. >> on "america tonight": >> it's been 21 days since nurse practitioner returned home to loomis california from an ebola treatment center in sierra leone. >> go ahead and take your temperature, 97.5. >> the biggest challenge of the quarantine is contact with other people. >> for alice, the