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the job is to protect civilians there. go to our website for more. we have more on the iranian story there if you delve deeper you'll find out more about what is happening in yemen. >> white house press secretary tells al jazeera the administration is staying wary a day after making a deal with over tehran's nuclear program. a day of mourning and calls for swift justice after al-shabab storms a kenyan
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university killing 150 people. >> in is al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm libby casey. iran's president is joining the chorus of praise over a deal restricting his country's nuclear program. hasan rouhani spoke a few hours ago saying tehran will honor the framework negotiated in switzerland provided that powers in the west hold up their end of the deal. >> i would like to make it clear that the enrichment of any program is only for the development of iran. this enrichment program will not be used against any country. today the world has realized that iran is a peaceful country. >> but israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said that's not the case. netanyahu warned that iran will still be able to build a nuclear
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bomb and threaten israel's very survival? we're in jerusalem with more. >> you'll remember he spoke to a joint session of the congress just last month. warning of a deal with iran. he, of course, will no doubt try to use his leverage, whatever leverages highway with u.s. lawmakers to try to scuttle any chance of this passing through congress. but it's very unlikely that he'll be able to derail this bill. this is an agreement reach not only with the u.s. but world powers as well. so mr. netanyahu who will no doubt continue his criticism of this agreement will struggle very much to prevent any kind of final deal from being breached. >> in jerusalem. but his real objections may not be the biggest issue that the obama administration faces. it must convince some skeptics in congress not to take action
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until a deal is done. white house press secretary josh earnest spoke with stephanie sy about the challenges that the white house faces on capitol hill. >> should they have a right to reject or accept a deal of this nag any attitude? >> well, stephanie what we have said about congress they have played a critical role since the beginning. we've kept congress in the loop in terms of ongoing negotiations, and at some point it will be the responsibility of congress after iran has demonstrated a willingness to comply with the terms of the agreement it will be the responsibility of congress to ultimately decide whether or not those sanctions should be remove: we do not believe that they should take a vote to remove those angels any time in the future. we want to see iran in some sustained commitment living up to the agreement before removing
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sanctions, which forced iran to the negotiating table to begin with. >> should they sign off on it? >> four generations the united states president as described in the constitution are responsible for advancing the foreign policy interests of the united states. this falls cleanly in line with the way that previous presidents have conducted foreign policy. >> you talked about the powers of previous presidents and foreign policy and i'm reminded of ronald reagan's trust and verify. why should the u.s. trust iran now. they have been caught building secret facilities in the past, and they've never fully explained why. i'll be blunt with you. we don't trust iran, and we shouldn't. iran for decades has sought to undermine or evade the work of international inspectors. that's why our approach to these negotiations has been to distrust and verify. that's why in the context of
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this agreement we see the most intrusive stringent sanctions ever been put in place against a country's nuclear program. and these are sanctions that don't just apply to iran's nuclear facilities. these apply to the uranium mines inside of iran to evaluate the mining work under way there. this would apply to centerfuges that are included in iran's nuclear facilities to make sure that they're not building a covert program. and it would require regular access to facilities that iran already has and this is why we can be sure from beginning to end we can have a detailed understanding of what iran's nuclear program looks like, and ensure that it is in the being used to mr. a nuclear we will and is only being used to peaceful purposes. >> would you clarify how the lifting of sanctions work? will they be gradually lifted or as foreign minister zarif
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tweeted out yesterdays, will the u.s. sanctions simply cease? >> the president was clear by the phased relaxing of sanctions. it goes back to my previous question. we need to see iran demonstrate to living up to this agreement before we take away the sanctions. >> israeli president "n said that this deal with a pose a great dane to the world. they say this will only empower iran which despite threatening israel it's backing rebels in yemen and bashar al-assad. how does this agreement with iran fit into the president's larger strategy in the middle east? >> the fact is that we continue it have a long list of concerns with iran and their behavior. they have a record of supporting terrorist organizations around the flow. they support destabilizing flus
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like hezbollah. they are unjustly detaining american citizens inside iran so, we have a long list of concerns. but that's all the more reason that iran does not obtain a nuclear weapon. they'll only be worse actors if they're nuclear armed. >> isn't that the only reason that our allies are so concerned about this deal. is the deal worth risking risking further damage to relationships? >> john boehner called it alarming. he said it would be naive to suggest that the iranian regime will not continue to use it's nuclear program and destabilize the region.
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kenyaensrning the massacre of 150. meanwhile, officials are still trying to identify the victims of the shooting. 137 people were killed during the assault most of them christians. it's the bloodiest attack on kenyan soil since the 1998 u.s. embassy bombing which killed 200 people. malcolm webb is in garissa with the latest. >> here at the university of gates of the university--here at the gates of the university of garissa, we have seen people who have been allowed to come collect their possessions. we've seen the military go in with what looks like security operatives inside. they're assisting in the forensic investigation going on there.
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four arrests have been made in connection with the attack. two of those arrested are kenyans. the other two are of other nationalities. meanwhile, those here in garissa are trying to come to terms with what happened, and wondering why they were left so vulnerable with so little security before the attack. >> malcolm webb in garissa. agents say that 30-year-old thomas was posting messages on twitter offering to be part of the group. she bought a plain ticket to spain last week, and she was researching how to get from barcelona to istanbul and then on to syria to join isil. in yemen china says it's helping hundreds of people from ten countries leave yemen. a chinese unable ship took 176 pakistanis from the port city of
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aden. they arrived in islamabad today and many have arrived safely in moscow. saudi officials say 12 houthi fighters were killed by the southern popular resistence at the aden airport. we have more on the latest development. >> biting ranged all night in aden. a saudi coalition jets bombed forces and their allies in and around the airport. you meanwhile the committees loyal to abd rabbuh mansur hadi are engaged in street battles in aden. saudi tv says the number of airstrikes forced the rebels and forces loyal to toppled president ali abdullah saleh to leave the presidential palace a day after they captured it.
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>> this is just a gimmick. they were just at the top of the mountains, and then i'm sure they'll be on the run. aden is a peninsula, and these people are blocked in, as far as the civilians. >> despite the ninth day of the aerial campaign the houthis and their allies are killed. and these saudis could now have a tactic to confront the houthies. a local tv station of pictures show weapons and ammunition dropped in to help the forces of president hadi. the u.n. said that it is concerned. >> i call on all parties involved to make their ovations under international law and do their up most to protect the ordinary women children and
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men. reports in different parts of the country indicate that that some 519 people have been killed and nearly 1700 injured. >> china has sent one of its naval ships to aden to evacuate 225 chinese and foreign nationals. but millions of yemenis remain stranded. >> formerdisappointing news today on the u.s. economy. the labor department said that just 126,000 jobs were add that breaks the stretch of 12 straight months of job growth. unemployment remains steady at 5.5% and the labor force portion 62.7%.
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straight ahead on al jazeera america. >> had a beautiful smile, a great big heart. >> remembering two dozen coal miners killed in an explosion five years ago this weekend. how their families are fighting to hold someone accountable. finally a sailor found lost at sea. we find out more of his harrowing tale of survival.
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>> part of al jazeera america's >> special month long evironmental focus fragile planet
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>> hundreds of fire fighters are still battling a four-alarm fire at a general electric complex in louisville kentucky. broke out just before dawn. officials say it is not clear what sparked the fire. we're learning what happened on board the final moments of a germanwings plane that crashed in france. the black box showed that the co-pilot andreas lubitz descend
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descended the plane and killed all those on board. >> lewis jordan said that he survived by eating fresh and drinking rainwater. five years ago this sunday more than two dozen coal mine percent killed in an explosion. their families are still seeking justice. >> this is one of the memorials to the 29 men who lost their lives west virginia coal miners. it was an explosion at the upper big branch mine just down the road from here. it happened five years ago. but emotions, especially among family members are still running very high. >> it hurts me to talk about it, but in a sense it feels good to
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talk about it because you're interested in my family, and what i once had. if i can tell you that cory was 20 had a beautiful smile and a great big heart. he loved life. >> many blame the company that owned the mine and management. the company had wracked up numerous safety violations and after investigation found that it was entirely preventable. now blankenship is now facing charges with conspiracy to violating mine safety rules. many families are hoping for justice. >> you can see lisa stark's full report at 8:00 p.m. eastern right here on al jazeera america
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america. the lower house approved a ban on ultra thin fashion models. the house also approved a law making it a crime to promote extreme weight loss on websites. more police officers across the country are arming themselves with a new weapon against drugs. medication that works as an antidote against overdoses. it not only saves lives but rescues users from the very edge of death. what happens when the help comes too late? >> it's the worst nightmare that a parent could ever go through. >> renée's son alex had been clean for six months and was home for the holidays. alex had become addicted to oxycodone after an injury in college and moved on to heroin. but renée, who asked us to use
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just her first name, thought that he was turning his life around at age 28. it was a rainy night in january that would be his last night at home. >> at 4:00 in the morning one of the neighbor boys was screaming for me to wake up, that alex stopped breathing. >> alex had overdosed inside her home. >> alex went to the hospital, and he was not mentally going to ever be the same. so i had to make the decision whether i wanted to resuscitate him or not which was another hard decision. >> alex might have been brought back to life with this. it's a drug called narcan and it can bring an overdose victim back to consciousness. scott davis is with the montgomery county police another rockville maryland. members were first on the scene respond to go renée's 911 call.
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just weeks later police would be trained and equipped with the drug that could have saved alex. >> if we get to the scene first we could administer it. our policies are right here. we're authorized to minister it even if it's right at the block. at this point seconds count. we need to get it to them as soon as we can. >> it has been around for decades, injected with a needle. but many are turning to an easy-to-use nasal version of the drug. an use which is not approved by the fda and considered off label by the government. maryland is among dozens of states that now allow law enforcement to carry narcon, a law that gives liable reduces liability by those who used drug
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like police officers. it's maker jumped by 70% since it went public last year. it has caught the attention of lawmakers. berni saunders and maryland representative elijah cummings wrote this letter to the ceo of pharmaceutical company. the lawmakers requested key financial information from the company by march 13th. it is still working on a response. "america tonight" made repeated requests for comment from the pharmaceutical company. all went unanswered. in the past it has said that the the price increase is due to the rising cost of materials and labor. renée is planning to receive training and keep the drug in
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her possession at all times hoping she will never have to relive her worst nightmare. >> at the vatican hundreds are gathered to see pope francis on good friday. we're looking at live pictures where catholics are taking communen. good friday marks the day when the tradition says that jesus was crucified. the pope honored victims of war mayoring their comparing their struggles to christ's path to his crucifixion. rebuilding marine life.
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>> protestors are gathering... >> there's an air of tension right now... >> the crowd chanting for democracy... >> this is another significant development... >> we have an exclusive story tonight, and we go live... >> eruption from a from the volcano no far from guadalajara.
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band in mexico, the use of circus animals. new legislation aims to avoid animal cruelty but stipulating that animals should evolve in their natural habitat but there is no clear idea where these animals will be relocateed. john holman reports. >> the undisputted stars of the show and they're about to drop off the billing complete. ban of wild animals an in circuit acts, a. >> i've been going to be out of work along with many other trainers. our families have done this for generations. we're in shock. what are we going to do? >> this is where his tigers live. small cages are common in mexican circuses and part of the reason for the ban pushed
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through congress by the green party. they releaseed a slew of videos of valuety. >> i think the circus has to evolve. for a long time they centered their show on animals. >> their animals are in limbo kept for now in ranches like this one with more and more arriving. these animals have been in storage for the last couple of months with the circuit who owns them pay for their up keep, but that cannot condition forever. what will happen to them when the ban comes into full affect? >> they're going to die. who is going to maintain them? unfortunately the circus people don't have the money to keep them. >> the government said it will look to zoos and sanctuaries to
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take on the animals. but many don't have the space or resources for new arrivals. >> the relocation of the animals worries me because many are mutilated. they're not going to easily find good homes in zoos and sanctuaries which don't have the infrastructure to care for them. >> the future remains unclear for both animals and circuses who will shortly be without their chief attractions. >> new york city's out of date subway cars are being placed underwater to create artificial reefs. we captured the transformation. >> i spotted this barge parked down in new jersey. and i had read about the artificial reef project in the "new york times" with the older subway cars. when i spotted this barge and i asked the contractor what's that for? they said that's the mta's
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artificial reef project. so they gave me permission to go in and photograph while they loaded the barn barge and it went on for three years. >> there is always a bit of emotional ping. when you see the sea train that you think you may have been on a day ago going over the edge of the barge in the atlantic ocean it pulls you a little bit into the water. this is referencing just the color of the water. it's the air escaping out of the subway car. this is titled splash. i asked if they could throw the subway off at an angle so i could get a little bit more of a splash. this was art-directed. this is a stack of the cars stacked on the barge. one of the things that i love
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about this image is just the pallet inside the car. you have this rusty stone and just the lym nice sent quality inside the car. >> this has been a popular print, and there are three prints left in the collection. there is a lot of space for coral to attach themselves. i do want people to still believe in the potential for recycling. i hope that they walk away just with a sensation. >> the subway cars made of carbon steel are holding up well at the bottom of the sea. thanks for joining us. i'm libby casey. the news continues next live
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from doha. >> houthi rebels under siege in aden as al qaeda says it captured an army base. hello from me david foster watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up in this ra program, united in grief. kenya says it won't be intimidated in the wake of an al shabaab attack that left at least 150 dead. a hero's welcome in tehran for iran's