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getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target weeknights 10:30p et >> the hard sell. >> i told them that the deal with iran poses great threats to the middle east, israel, european and the world. >> israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu said no dice as u.s. defense ash carter tries to convince him. >> despite normalization of u.s.-cuba relations the fight heats up over the right to
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consist as an u.s. naval base on cuban soil. democracy dispute. >> the electoral process has been tainted. >> burundi's president hopes for a third term in office, but opponents and the u.s. question his legitimacy. russian roulette. >> they were hoping that these sanctions would hurt vladimir putin personally, then they haven't worked. >> the russian president's gamble pays off in popularity as he thumbs his nose at the e.u. and the u.s. >> good evening. this is al jazeera america. i'm antonio mora. we begin with america's full court press to sell the iran nuclear deal to its mideast allies. ash carter met with prime minister benjamin netanyahu in
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jerusalem. he's trying to convince netanyahu that the deal are iran will not threaten israel's security. carter also held talks in jordan today. he heads to saudi arabia on wednesday where he tries to convince gulf allies that the deal will not create further instability in the region. the parliament opted to wait 80 days before voting on the agreement. legislators say they want to study it first and wait to see if congress approves it. we have the latetress washington. >> antonio carter's goal is to make sure that the united states is ready to help deter iranian aggression if the nuclear deal results in iran being more powerful and more of a threat. >> there was the obligatory handshake and photo op as u.s.' defense chief meets with israel's prime minister, who has
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announced the iranian nuclear deal as a mistake of historical importance. carter met with two hours with benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem and left without any former joint statement. at his next stop, a visit to the u.s. and coalition troops carrying anti-isil airstrikes from jordan, he said that relations are rock standing. >> we have a long-standing and extremely strong partnership and common commitment to countering iranian maligned influence in this region. we don't agree on everything. the prime minister made it quite clear that he disagreed with us with respect to the nuclear deal in iran, but friends can disagree. >> carter is trying to reassure u.s. allies jordan and saudi arabia that the u.s. will continue and even increase
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military support to its friends in the region and not leave iran's aggressive activities unchallenged. but critics say that the fact that the u.s. is offering increased military assistance is evidence of the deal's destabilizing effects. >> now he's calling the different countries and saying we'll give you a lot more weapons. does that mean that you think that the iranians are going to behave? or is this trying to bribe you into supporting the agreement? >> the idea that u.s. military amounts for a bribe to win support for the nuclear deal is one reason that secretary carter did not bring specific proposals to israel. he said that the u.s. already provides a significant amount of military assistance to israel, but he said that they're willing to do more. >> thank you jamie. some critics of the iran nuclear deal claims that it does not call for the four americans being held in iran to be freed.
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president obama again demanded their release. >> they're not going to relent until we bring home our americans who are unjustly detained in iran. journalist jason should be released. pastor said should be released. ahmir, a former sergeant of the u.s. marine marine corps should be released. these americans need to be back home with their families. >> tomorrow marks the first an vary of washington post reporter journalist who has been retained in iran, he's currently on trial. 13 countries have announced plans to build or revive nuclear power plans to meet growing energy demands. jordan and yemen followed by syria and jordan in 2007. baja rain and the united
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emirates in 2008 and saudi arabia in 2010. israel has never officially admitted to having nuclear weapons but it is widely believed to have a nuclear weapons program. israel began building a reactor in the late 1950s. joseph costa is a senior associate and leader of the truman national project nuclear expert group. very good to have you with us. >> thank you for having yes. >> netanyahu was blunt with carter and the meeting seems to have been all business without the expected public statements. was anything accomplished? or was this a failed attempt at damage control? >> no, i think secretary carter went out there with a few key objectives. he realized that he was not going to chang prime minister benjamin netanyahu or israel's
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feelings on iran. they would discuss the array of military cooperative efforts that we can continue to build upon in the future such as cyber security counterterrorism missiles defense. you know another part of this conversation was that the u.s. is having decisions with our arab allies, the saudi arabia and united arab emirates about sales we might be makeing with them in the future. so to hear israel's views on the subject. i think it was successful in that respect. >> carter traveled jordan talking about counter iran's maligned influence in the region. that's a quote. that's rhetoric that follows iran's supreme leader against regarding the policies against
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arrogant's arrogant united states. >> the agreement was not to stop nuclear but not to change iranian behavior. in that sense it was successful. it hit the pause button on the nuclear program but in no respect did it say it was going to try to change iran's behavior. but unquestionably that's really what the next phase of this process is. and it's going to be critical for the u.s. to be actively involved in the region to try and get the politics right and hopefully influence iranian behavior so it's less destabilizing in the region. >> the reports are that the saudis will accelerate their efforts to obtain nuclear power. if countries in the region are concerned that this deal sets up iran to get nuclear weapons in
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the future, is there a danger of seeing a nuclear race in the middle east? >> absolutely. i think there is a very low probability that saudi arabia, jordan or other countries would accept any sort of nuclear arrangement where they also have the potential to enriching-- >> do you think that the iran deal has improved chances that we won't see more nuclear states or the opposite? >> well, that's the million dollar question. i think that if over the next 10- to 15-year time period there is a movement on the political front whereby iran will curb some of its destabilizing activities in the region i think you can get a more positive projectory in the region. but if that does not occur then i think there is a risk of having more nuclear material in the region. >> and except for israel all of these countries are signatories to the non-proliferation
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agreement, including iran, which is believed to have violated it. does that agreement have no teeth? >> no, the npt is absolutely critical and it is the center peace of non-proliferation efforts around the world. it is an important piece of legislation. if you think about it there is not that many nuclear weapon states around the world today which is shocking if you look back at the projection that john f. kennedy had. the npt is really at the heart that have effort to insure that most states actually stay as non-nuclear weapons states. >> thanks. >> thank you very much. >> north korea said it is not interested in cutting a nuclear deal similar to the one worked out with iran, the u.s. and five other burled powers. pyongyang said that it would not be part of an agreement that would unilaterally freeze or dismantle its nuclear program.
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north korea said it cannot be compared to iran because it is under constant threat from the u.s. military. turkish military said that it has identified a suspect in a suicide-bombing that killed dozens. they did not name the suspect but said he may be connected to isil. the bomber targeted activist who is were staging a protest near the syrian border six miles north of kobane. new video released shows the moment the bomb went off and we should warn you the images are graphic. [ protesting ] [ explosion ] >> 32 people were killed. 29 were wound in the predominantly kurdish community. meanwhile, the police used tear gas to break up protesters in istanbul. demonstrators said that presidenter erdogan has not duff
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enough to protect against isil at the border. we have more on those killed in the attack. >> the tenderest of gestures under the most terrifying of circumstances. clutching and caressing the coffin he simply cannot bear to let his loved one go. in southeast turkey relatives and friends of the victims experience their darkest day. their grief is far too powerful to contain. later where the bomb went off one of the injured youth activists looks on in horror and sadness. he was going to go into kobane, syria, with two of his best friends. two friends who are now gone. traumatized to his core, it's clear his psychological wounds are even more painful than his physical ones. just under the collective sadness anger publics up. hakan tells me he was at the scene of the explosion. >> we are in great pain here.
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but we will take our revenge. >> many here feel the turkish government has not done enough to protect its kurdish population. in areas like this along the long boards of syria. and others say that keeping the borders safe is a shared duty. >> it is also our responsibility because we didn't take any precautions. we should have taken more precautions. >> while investigators work to bring the perpetrators to justice, this community is struggling just to come to terms with this reality. here at the site of the horrific attack at this cultural center there is a deep sense of sadness. now behind me there are folks who have gathered. they've left flowers. they're also leaving children's toys. why children's toys? because the volunteers from this youth group had planned to go into kobane. they were going to take these
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toys to children there whose lives have been devastated by war. >> the caught group had planned to cross into syria and rebuild hospitals while reconstructing shattered morale. now that spirit is lost. all that's left are these symbols of innocence in a region full of treachery. al jazeera turkey. >> british prosecutors charged a delivery driver planning to carry out an isil-inspired attack on an american service man in the u.k. the suspect was targeting one of two u.s. air force bases. officials say that he planned to run over airmen or crash into their vehicles outside of the base. he was then going to attack them with a knife and detonate a suicide vest. the suspect is also accused of planning to travel to syria with his uncle to join isil. authorities in morocco said that they have just dismantleed an
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isil-linked cell. the suspects including women have been in contact with isil leaders and planned to attack security officials and sensitive sites. officials say they're also linked to former al-qaeda. u.s. has a 7 million boundy on al fadhli's head. burundi's president is risking his presidentcy after months of violence and attempted coup.
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a strong warning from the u.s. on the legitimacy of the elector at process in burundi. the 2-day election was tainted, said officials, because of intimidation of voters. sanctions are being considered. we have this report from the capital bujumbura, where violence scared many away from the polls. >> reporter: after a nights of gunfire and explosions the dead is being counted on voting day. no one knows who killed this man or why. it is frightening. >> we don't sleep at night. we are hear. >> people say he was killed somewhere else and dumpeded here. it's angered a lot of people. there has been a lot in the last
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few months. people are concerned there could be violence after the elections. >> the neighbourhood has been tense since president pierre nkurunziza announced he was running for a third term. the president voted in his home town and was impressed with the turn out in the countryside, where he is popular. >> translation: this is a big achievement in our country and consumes the democracy. this is a decisive opportunity to allow bure underians, without exceptions, to elect the best candidate. someone that will encourage development of the country. >> in the capital, things were different. lines of polling stations were short. some refused to vote. some that did wanted peace. >> it's my right to vote and good to vote so we can have a president that governs this country.
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>> opposition parties boycotted the elections, to it is a free and fair poll. the african union says they will not recognise the election results. it's expected that president pierre nkurunziza will win. opponents say they will not stop trying to remove him from power. more than 160,000 people fled the growing violence in burundi since late april, since 70,000 are available in rwanda. we have this report from a refugee camp in the eastern part of the country. >> she came from the burundi capital, bujumbura, a trader selling clothes. she has to rely on the humanitarian aid. the woman is far from home. she asked her to hide her identity. >> there are two checkpoints one by police. if you were carrying luggage, they stop you crossing the
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border. if you are a mum, they accuse you being a rebel and get you. they accuse of you taking bribes. >> that group that she is talking about is rwanda's ruling party, whose members are accused of killing and intimidation. >> many of these people are following clearly what is going on in their country. they want to go home they say that a polarizing election does not guarantee the safety should they return. this woman arrived in may with her six children, and said there were many challenges, but it's safer than being at home. i can only go back if i see many people here doing so, for now it's impossible. there's a lot of uncertainty, people are being killed. aid agencies are worried they
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can see people in the political situation. if it's not resolved. >> of course we are prepared for any scenarios. we hope it will not take place, because any displacement is a tragedy for a person. >> reporter: back at the camp teenagers catch up on their studies, there's 4,500 students separated from their family far away from their only family they know. boounty struggled for decades -- burundi struggled with violence for decades. paul beban joins us. >> there's a long history of hostility between two groups back to the early 19d '60s when -- 1960s, when burundi won
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independence from belgium, they've been plagued with massacres, coups and war. the tutsi-dominated military carried out genocidal mass killing, and it's estimated more than 100,000 people perished at that point. >> then in 1993 burundi held a democratic election and there was a measure of hope, hope for stability. the first houthi was elected head of state. he was assassinated. and that triggered violence. a plane carrying the newly elected president and rwanda's president, both houthis, were shot down. that sparked genocide. its neighbour to the north. that continued for years in the two countries, an estimated 300,000 were killed in burundi. and 800,000, perhaps as many as
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a little. finally the main groups signed a ceasefire, and the war was over and would take six years before the last of the houthi rebels would lay down the arms. the waves of protests that we see, rippling through burundi. when the president ran for a third arm, and opponents say it's unconstitutional joining us from staunton virgin via skype, is cara jones. teaching african politics at the mary baldwin college. >> good to see you. i ringz the unrest in burundi created a humanitarian crisis. why should we care in the u.s. if another african leader decides to stay on longer than the country's constitution would allow. >> we care about the quality of democracy. we want everyone to enjoy,
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peace, freedom and stability. the way to do that is to ensure the constitution that they agreed to uphold that they ensure freedom and fairness. and that their partner institutions, especially if they work with other international players, whether in peacekeeping, aid or development. >> the irony as you wrote in "the washington post", is until pierre nkurunziza decided to run for another term and violence erupted. burundi was a real democracy in africa. >> that's correct. burundi was until the recent path an open democracy, that is amazing for that part of the world. it was making great strides. the revenue authority was doing many things contributing to african union peacekeeping
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missions. >> the foounafrican union says it will not recognise the election the fairness has been questioned by the united states and u.k. will it make a difference. >> belgium made a statement, echoing the sentiments of the u.k. and the u.s. it remains to be seen what will happen. there's a couple of scenarios likely in this case. that the new pierre nkurunziza regime could - chooses to work with the international community after the fact and perhaps brick in opposition and show movement acquiescing towards some demands. the chances of having new elections in which pierre nkurunziza would step down seems unlikely. >> should the international response be tougher? >> it has been tough up until this points when it comes to words and statement. many countries pulled the security cooperation, or funding or threatened to with the advent
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of the third term, and it remains to be seen whether it will happen. there's rumours flying that certain countries will pull the aid after 26 august when the second mandate of president pierre nkurunziza ends. >> as we heard in a story we aired. opponents will not stop fighting to remove pierre nkurunziza from power. will we see more violence. could there be a civil war. the last killed 300,000 people. we heard from paul beban, that substantially between hutu and tsetse led to the worst massacre of people and genocide. >> this particular conflict is not at all, it's political. the problem is that in the region conflict spills over, it's something that we should be aware of. especially if an armed group takes advantage of the laws in
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the eastern congo or is friendly with the arms groups operating there. we should be aware that the arms group that claims to be operating in the north of burundi does not seem to have a lot of organization or support yet. the likelihood of mass atrocity is lowered because of that. >> cara jones from mary bold win college, good to have you with us. rising fury in iraq following i.s.i.l. attacks. why many feel abandoned by their country and neighbours. >> and as u.s. ties with cuba improve. a major point of contention is guantanamo bay, not just the prison, but the naval base. the u.s. operated there for more than 100 years.
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welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora, coming up in this half hour of international news nigeria's president unveils a plan to battle boko haram. after the group goes after the family home of his new military chief. first a look at stories making headlines across the u.s. in the american minute. in georgia, a memorial for skip we'll, the youngest of 5 service members killed in chattanooga. an uncle of the man believed to are have willed wells and four others is in custody the arrest of sandra bland was released. she was found dead in a texas gaol cell. friends and family do not believe she committed suicide. the texas state trooper seen in the video was placed on desk duty
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after months of speculation, ohio governor announced his presidential bid. speaking at ohio state university on tuesday, he told supporters about his experience cutting taxes and balancing ohio's budget. he is the 16th republican to join the ration. vice president joe biden says the recent delivery of 5-16 fighter jets to iraq was the latest. he offered condolences for those killed in last week's attacks by the rebels. imran khan reports that the people of the town where the attack happened are not pleased with iraq's leadership. >> this is where the bomb went off friday. the islamic state of iraq and levant claimed responsibility for the explosion. mobs of young men in this muslim
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town had been out on the streets since the attack protesting what happened. >> translation: no one cares what happened. our government has not visited. president obama sen condolences. no one cares. their anger is not likely to go away soon. they blame the sunni muslims this of town for allowing i.s.i.l. fighters in an allegation denied to leaders, but refused to say on camera because they fear revenge attacks. >> the people lost faith in the government to defend them. and say the only people that can protect them is the shia militias, saying they are the only ones that have the power to be able to take revenge. that's what they want. revenge against people that perp trade the attack. the local mayor is a man under pressure. anger is directed towards him. he is laying low, increasing his
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security, fearful of the mobs outside. >> we need more of everything to protect ourselves. more cameras. >> members of militia groups visited the town. one of them warned they'll get revenge for the attack. for i.s.i.l. it's a big propaganda victory, demonstrating they can attack at will having residents scared and angry. >> in libya, dozens have been killed in a fight between rival tribes. the tuareg. 29 tuareg, and 18 others have died in the fighting dozens are injured. the dispute started after a man was killed at a checkpoint. city officials arriving the the
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military to step in prosecutors are recommending closing the door on yasser arafat's death. he died in a french hospital, four weeks after a meal made him sick. eight years later, 2012 believing he was poisoned arafat's whichedio requested the remains be exhumed. investigators found traces of pell ownium on their clothing. it's up to a management to make a decision on whether to end the investigation. >> a poll gave over all support for the president to restore diplomatic ties to cuba. an approximately suggests seven in 10 americans favoured diplomatic relations. 60% see cuba as unfriendly. 50% see cuba as an enemy, the way they view north korea. 48% say sanctions were against
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cuba. almost as many should stay in place. the restoration of tying between the united states and cuba is seen by many. the human flag is flying again at the embassy in washington. there are issues to be resolved. including the future of a military race. rosalind jordan reports. >> reporter: guantanamo, a place that is a symbol of human rights abuses. for 13 years, the u.s. naval base held up to 700 detainees. prisoners of the so-called global war on terror. guantanamo is the u.s.'s only permanent overseas base in the americas. sailors and marines responded to disasters and go after drug dealers. havana wants the land back. the obama administration opposes the idea. >> no anticipation or plan with
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respect to the naval station. the u.s. has troops deployed around the world. there's one country where u.s. forces are permanently deployed against the wishes of the host government cuba. the americans controlled the deep water bay and 24 scare miles of lands on the south eastern end since 1903, again, from the spanish american war. the u.s. paid rent. $4,000 a year. in the 1960s, fidel castro stopped cashing the checks calling on the americans to leave. >> in most respects, guantanamo bay looks like any brace, sand-coloured buildings, department store, restoration programme and other meanties. the far south-east there are three prisons holding a man
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captive. the u.s. needs to resolve the long-term status of the prisoners before anything happens. analysts say the u.s. needs to look at the long-term projectory of its relationship with havana and the region. >> there's a lot of hurdles to getting this done. i think it should be considered. i think that the united states has a historical debt that it owes cuba on the fronted. the terms of the agreement were unfair unbalanced at a different time history, and i think it will factor into the normalization process. it's not a front burner issue. it's a backburner issue. >> normalization will take time and it's fair to assume the u.s. will try to hold on to guantanamo. it may come down to what the cubans will accept. rosalind jordan jonathan hanson is a senior
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lecturer at harvard university. he's the author of guantanamo and the author of a book titled young castro and joins us from massachusetts. good to have you with us. >> thanks for being here. >> the ink was barely dry on letters that normalized relations at the embassy in b.c., when they said it's time to respect us and give us guantanamo back. the base has been a thorn in cuba's side. >> yes. the base has been a thorn in cuba's side but going all the way back to the negotiations that go back to the war determining the withdrawal. u.s. occupation. we told cuba that unless we this guantanamo bay among other things, the occupation would per perpersist.
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>> that's the art. that it was done under coercion, it shouldn't be valid. for practical purposes, the lease is open-ended. there's no pressure to go back to cuba. >> that's correct. >> the 1903 lease was renegotiated in 1934. by terms of that lease, we would have guantanamo bay, the right to use guantanamo bay, until both countries, not one or the other, but both agreed to its modification orabrogation. that's why we retained guantanamo bay despite the upset, the criticism of the castro government. >> as we mentioned, it's the only u.s. base in the americas. really from a u.s. point why should it be given back. >> that's a good question. except it's the source of moral aprobr. >> um. >> in most cases when the u.s. has military bases, other
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countries support our being there or put up with our being there. cuba has been critical being there from the get go, and more since the cuban revolution. it's symbolic. if you ask most cubans what they care about, it's not the - our presence at guantanamo bay, but the economic embargo. it's a question of priorities there's no question that it's irksome symbolically. >> aside from the prison, in today's world, how strategic is guantanamo bay from the military. >> depends who you ask. if you ask the navy they'd say let's give it back. it's costing $50 million a year, and on september 10th the place was in moth bolls. the navy was doing all the minimum that it could so that cuban government couldn't claim we had a bed in it. the navy doesn't want it, it was
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useful to the navy it's not any more. doesn't mean it's not useful to the agency like ice, the coast guard. it's useful. the question is is the usefulness, the convenience worth the moral aproblemry um. >> one of the original reasons to have guantanamo was to exert influence on the island. the irony is that that is still a sfarkt but in a different factor to 1903. >> i don't know what you refer to when you say to have influence on the island. there were interventions in 1906, 1912 and 1917. marines were dispatched to guantanamo to occupy american plantations where they have property and things like that. now, it's more than itch than a northern in cuban's side.
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i spent a lot of time in havana cubans don't speak much about gaum r. we know -- guantanamo. we know they are there, but they have bigger fish to fry. >> thank you for your perspective greece's beleaguered economy got a boost in confidence. standard & poor's upgrading them by two nomps. the possibility of greece leaving the eurozone fell below 50%, coming ahead of an important parliament vote on wednesday. greek lawmakers must approve a banking reform law and overhaulest code sanctions against russia and the game of russian roulette. the upside of down. why vladimir putin has the upper hands on the u.s. and west at least inside russia. >> despite being illegal for 30 years a shocking number of british girls are subjected to
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genital mutilation.
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drills in the republic of georgia, and more troops will head to the russian south-western border. for the last two weeks hundreds trained with forces from georgia and european and baltic states. they are preparing for the rapid response force. coming at a time of heightened tensions during russian's role in crimea. it was hoped that the kremlin would be pressured to end the ukraine conflict. a year has passed. the sanctions are hitting ordinary russians hard. >> reporter: the shelves are full, but the polish apples are replaced by chilean. there's no french cheese and no meat. it's costing more to feed the family than it used to.
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>> prices have gone up. >> all categories of food has gone up. >> reporter: helena has fewer rubles to spend. the e.u., u.s. and other nations wanted to punish moscow for its part informant crisis. in turn russia imposed its own measures. including a blockade on agricultural products. coupled with a drop in oil prices, the rouble slipped against the dollar. making everything more expensive and the market more volatile. what has, according to the polls been steadfast, is support for the russian president. his gamble in ukraine appears to have paid off. >> if the west was hoping sanctions would hurt vladimir putin, then they haven't worked. the popularity ratings are sky
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high. bolstered by the crisis in ukraine. with a sense of isolation, old fears came to the surface, and different relationships have been worked on. >> russia as i said is european minded. part of the western community in general terms. we feel alienated. subject to a new crusade. and that definitely backs up the policy or what it's been called a pivot to asia. >> no one knows how long the effect of the actions will last. or what the ultimate price will be. >> officials say boko haram, today, pushed down the home of nigeria's military chief. the attack took place in borneo in a remote village, a number of other homes were burnt down. nigeria's president on his first official visit to washington
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said a new african multinational force is formed to battle boko haram, and rescuing more than 200 schoolgirls is a top priority. >> the objective is to get them safe and sound, back to their schools, back to their parents, and try to mentally go through the shock they went through. i think nigeria would like as much sacrifice as possible. >> for six years, boko haram waged a command. regional armies forced the group from most of the territory seized this year boko haram is still carrying out attacks. >> after a day in court, the war crimes trial between chad's former president has been put on
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hole. a court has prepared a defense much the former chadian president refused legal counsel, and was dragged out of court shouting. he is being tried for crimes against humanity over the killing and torture of tens of thousands during his presidency. a new report is accusing egyptian security forces of abducting dozens of people without cause. human rights watch says the forced disappearances constitution crimes against humanity. >> the u.s. provides egypt with 1.3 billion in military aid. >> female genital mutilation has been illegal in the u.k. since 1995. no one has been prosecuted. a report says there's victims across the country and many at rick especially in london.
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the government is taking steps to stop it. >> it's been practised for generations in some parts of the world. what some call cutting is defined as female genital mutilation. in a new report there's thousands of girls in bit an at risk of being forced to undergo this. girls are at risk in every part of england and wales. this part of london, suffolk, has the highest prevalence, with 4.7% of girls affected. the report buts the rate of girls born here to mothers that had undergone f g.m. to as high as 12.4%, due to migration patterns. it's looking at migration patterns, or looking at countries of origin, where women and girls come from where it is
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practised. if you look at somaliio. it it has a 90% late. the conclusion is for those women and girls, likelihood is they have undergone f g.m. >> it is to be made a legal requirement to report cases. this month protection orders were introduced meaning anyone fearing a girl is at risk could cause officials to seize their passports. not everyone believes it will be able to work. this woman has campaigned for years. working with survivors in the u.k. and activists like this group. where there are special refuges for girls at risk of mgn. >> it's equivalent to forced marriage. it's honour based violence.
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if you speak against the young family, you are likely to have to need your family. we have to create a supportive system for the young girls and women. >> the report's authors estimate there's 137,000 living in england and wales worn in countries where f g.m. is in place. they are hoping to stop a new generation undergoing it an effort under way in india to change customs practised by muslims. the freedom to divorce their wives by saying one word. what are the odds. unluckily enough to be struck by lightening, but lucky enough to win a lottery jackpot.
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>> just because you're pregnant don't mean your life's ended. >> intense pressure. >> i don't know if this whole dance thing will work out. >> tough realities.
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>> we call chicago "chiraq" because we have more killers. >> life changing moments. >> shut the cam --. >> from oscar winning director alex gibney. a hard hitting look at the real issues facing american teens. the incredible journey continues. "on the edge of eighteen". now our global view secs a look at how news outlets react to event. kenya - young people joining al-shabab in somali. a paper writing 300 troops
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surrendered. 98 returned home. families must do more to recognise members falling under the sway of al-shabab, and intervening before they leave the group. the times of london offers an editorial cartoon with the line tackling extremism. david cameron shown trying to fight off a shark with a copy of the speech he delivered on monday. which outlined a 5-year plan to defeat i.s.i.l. and curb the rise of radicals at home. the exist economist notes a ruling by the european court of human rights ordering italy to pay homage to couples challenging gay unions. under the headline "copying commerk cautiously." the paper writes that it is not the transformation that grows out of the u.s. supreme court decision, but it represents a step in that direction. >> in tonight's "off the radar" we go to india where religious
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and minority groups debate divorce procedure, a practice called talak, allowing men to divorce their wives by saying the man. it is banned in some muslim countries and practised in others. >> reporter: this woman has been looking for answers. her husband phoned her, and said the word talak three times. that's all it took for him to divorce her. >> translation: it's not fair that men say it and it's over. to say that is not right. islamic civil law is protected. the indian government recognises talak even if it comes by an email. some indian women's groups say that needs to change. >> there are many issues involved. when you say it abruptly there's no possibility or scope
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for talk or livelihood for options for women that started, or are alone, single without a support system. it's a single right for men, it couldn't be worse. men can decide choose deliver at their own choice. >> reporter: islamic scholars differ on how it should be practised. some say there should be a waiting period. many say it should be dealt with at a community level. >> it should be discouraged. we cannot say it is bad. it's the option of the girl and the people from the girl's side. they can put up the conditions that it will not be pronounced or be effective. unless it's taken care of. islamic civil laws open to terms, which is why issues are
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debated. government committee has recommended abolishing it. many don't believe it will go further than that. as any real check will be stopped. canadian man defied impossible odds. he won the lottery after getting struck by lightening. >> peter collected his share of a $1 million prize this week splitting the ticket with a co-worker. when he was 14 he was struck by lightening on a boating trip. his daughter has also been hit by lightening. the odds of the two strikes and hitting the lotto, 1:2.6 trillion. shark attacks made plenty of headlines. but tomorrow we look at sharks under attack from people.
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how harvesting fins can threaten the biodiversity of the ocean. that's is for the al jazeera news. "america tonight" is next. we'll see you again in an hour. moousz mousse on moot"america tonight", a combination plate, a community faces questions of identity and the puzzle over where in the world loyalties lie. >> do you identify yourself as jewish or iranian first? >> that's a good question. >> "america tonight"s michael oku in the largest community of jewish iranians. and reflections on ferguson - one year later. the man at the center of the controversy, and why he stayed out