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is happening history, we want to look at it and see what is happening? >> and you are a raceman. >> yes, and i'm a raceman. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. you. this is al jazeera america. i'm erica pitzi in new york. here are the top stories. despite air strikes, houthi rebels make advances in yemen as the saudi-led coalition agrees to let the red cross deliver humanitarian aid. [ gunfire ] in syria hundred of people from the yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of damascus escape to safety as i.s.i.l. takes control. and an outpouring of grief for those killed in the kenyan university attack.
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officials confirm one of the slain gunmen was the sun of a government official. closing arts at the boston bombing trial. we look at some of the challenges that the defense faces. we begin in yemen where houthi rebels have made gains in aden. a senior houthi official says they are ready for peace talks, only if the saudi-led bombing stops. and a break through to bring supplies to those that need help. the saudi-led coalition says it will allow a window of time for aid to be delivered. 9 were killed, 61 injured. omar al-salah has more. >> most of the heavy fighting on sunday took place in the districts in the south of aden
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not far from the city's port. heavy fighting was reported as houthi rebels and fighters loyal to the deposed president ali abdullah saleh managed to infiltrate the area. they were met with resistance from fighters loyal to president abd-rabbu mansour hadi. nearby in the districts, there were battles too. aden has become the center of the war. parts of the city had been without water or electricity for two days. there are fears of a growing crisis. >> we had random shellings by houthis on homes. the humanitarian crisis in aden is getting worse by the hour. we wish for cooperation between houthis, so we can pass with medical supplies. >> reporter: at this point, the 11th day of air raids, the houthis, and their allies
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fighting back. they are well armed. the port of aden is on the list of targets. the coalition airdropped weapons and equipment for fighters battling the houthis in aden. it's not been enough. in sanaa coalition jets carried out more air strikes, lighting up the sky of the capital. the targets including a military base and other locations controlled by the rebels and fighters loyal to the president abd-rabbu mansour hadi. the village need the capital was also hit. >> translation: four rockets came down on the village. where is the camp. is this the camp. these are sleeping muslims. >> reporter: houthi rebels ransacked the homes of politicians from a political front for the muslim brotherhood, and the houthi rival. >> translation: these illegal procedures are an as a result of our rejection to what is done.
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they are the houthis and supporters again. tlarl -- particularly the ear of aden. we reject all. >> reporter: tribal fighters are showing off their strength preparing for a possible houthi advance. they reportedly gained control of an area taken over by the president. yemen is on the verge of collapse the fighting can only worsen humanitarian conditions of an impoverished nation. >> in egypt on ex-close -- explosion killed three including a policeman. it was planted under a kiosk linking the nile river to giza.
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it's a series in an attack and there's been an increase in targeted bombings in cairo since president mohamed mursi was overthrown in 2013 in syria i.s.i.l. attacked a palestinian refugee camp forcing hundreds of civilians to flee. the fighters took control of most of the site. the yarmouk camp is 10 miles from the palace in damascus. the camp saw ferocious fighting since the start of the war. yarmouk was set up to house palestinian refugees. 150,000 lived there at one time but many fled since the conflict began four years ago. it's home to 18,000 palestinians and syrians. because of the fighting they have been cut off from essentials like food water and medicine. mean are starving. stefanie dekker has more. >> the yarmouk camp has been besieged for two years - people
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starving no running water and now electricity. i.s.i.l. has taken control of some civilians escaped to neighbouring areas. >> translation: the civil whereas were afraid of i.s.i.l. controlling the camp. they are afraid of being attacked by i.s.i.l. some villagers reconciled with the regime aid is coming to the areas. the u.n. was able to get aid to palestinians that made their way there. >> reporter: thousands are trapped by the fighting. there's the fear of government attacks, which are trying to push i.s.i.l. out. the syrian observatory for human rights says the government is tackling i.s.i.l. positions. the refugee camp is less than 10km from the center of damascus. others join in the fight against i.s.i.l. they have not managed to gain. much ground. there are allegations that al nusra front or al qaeda is helping i.s.i.l. even though a group issued a statement saying they are remaining neutral. there has been a deal in the
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works between rebel groups and the government. we spoke to the syrian minister for reconciliation who said a deal was about to be signed. al nusra doesn't want that and fighters allowed i.s.i.l. to enter the camp. whatever the politics what was a desperate situation for 18,000 civilians trapped has got worse. >> reporter: the united nations called for a humanitarian corridor for the people in yarmouk, who are fully dependent on aid. hospitals and clinics are no longer functioning properly. with i.s.i.l. in control of the camp negotiating any form of humanitarian relief seems further away than ever kenyan authorities say one of the gunmen in the university attack is the son of a government official. the attacker was identified as a farmer law student at the university of nairobi, and he
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disappeared in 2013, joining al-shabab in somali. the armed group claimed responsibility for the massacre which killed nearly 150 christian students. officials called tore increased security at churches throughout kenya as christians celebrate easter. at a mass in garissa where the attack took place, six armed guards stood at the entrance as people worshipped inside. christians sang the kenyan national anthem in defines of attack. family members of the victims began the task of trying to identify the bodies of loved ones. >> reporter: relatives of garissa university students came to the mort uary in nairobi. following the attack of al-shabab, their loved ones were not among those rescued or injured in hospital. they queue to see if sons daughters, brothers and sisters
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are among the dozens of bodies. one family wanted us to tell their story. we went in to look for a 20-year-old. she was studying to become a teacher. her mother florence found her body. the agony of identifying her on child was infinitely worse by the violence of her death. >> those children died a painful death. i can't identify my own child from her face. she has wound from her skip all over her body. her skip is burnt. she has no hair. i identified her with a folded toe and a scar on her thigh. >> the red cross list of survivors is checked and rechecked before relatives are faced with a task of searching among the dead. >> it may take days for all the bodies to be identified. >> people coming out are distressed. the process of identifying the bodies is traumaticics.
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what i saw when i was in there is the worst thing i have ever seen. there were dozens of bodies of the young lined up on the floor. the morticians did their best to make them look decent and identifiable. in some cases it was difficult injuries were so severe. the smell in there is overpowering out here you small the bodies and the chemicals used to treat them. >> prayers and song are among the only comforts. religion is important to many. the minister for health came to visit. many questioned the government. he said he's doing its best. >> security is always there in all government installation - whether it's hospitals or universities or other government installations. so it's been of course that going forward we don't have incidents occur aring again. >> reporter: or -- occurring
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again. >> reporter: for people here it's too late. their ordeal is beginning. next they have to wait for post mortems before they collect bodies. >> the worst attack in kenya left hundreds of people from dozens of families struggling and in pain. as kenyans mourn the casualties of last week's violence the country is grappling with a threat of al-shabab. the group seems to have success recruiting new members yn the country. katherine soy reports. >> a security operation. government forces say they have been tipped off that some of the suspected organizers of the attack on thursday was spotted in this hotel. they didn't find them. they did impound two vehicles. security seems to be everywhere. worshippers in this region have to be searched by private
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security guards and are watched over by armed police. this church was attacked in 2012. 17 people were killed. the pastor tells us some worshippers are still afraid. >> some of them are not willing to come to the church. others run away from garissa. what is worrying many is how easy it seems to radicalize and recruit young people to groups like al-shabab. >> perhaps a reason why the government is having a difficult time dealing with the security situation, is some of the people suspected of carrying out the attacks are kenyans. they come from this spot. they have relatives and are protected by the locals. >> local leaders say it's a problem that must be dealt with. >> we will fight it as a country, as an ideology.
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it is embedded in religion. we will talk to our people and fight radicalization. >> of four gunmen killed one has been identified as the second of a government official. another man suspected of planning the attack and who is in hiding is a kenyan and is suspected for being responsible for an attack in maddera last year where dozens died. a human rights activist told us if the government wants to deal with al-shabab fighters it needs to stop collaborating with the group. >> for you to be a smuggler in somali, you have to show loyalty to al-shabab. once you have what al-shabab are we looking for. they are here all over the region region. >> reporter: religious leaders are calling for tolerance, saying kennians are fighting a
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common enemy that can only be defeated by a common front in nigeria, two al jazeera journalists have been released by the military after being detained for 12 days. ahmed idris, and ali mustafa were detained last month while covering the military's fight against the armed group boko haram. the journalists' phones were confiscated and they have been unable to contact family and colleagues. ahmed idris and ali mustafa are back at the bureau in abuja. following the landmark agreement on iran the nuclear programme, israel's prime minister says the deal is not good enough. binyamin netanyahu is urging the u.s. to find stronger ways to curb iran's capabilities to build a nuclear bomb. gabriel elizonda has more. >> reporter: a few days after the announcement to curb iran's nuclear abilities, prime
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minister binyamin netanyahu went on talk shows arguing it's a bad deal not some for israel but the world. >> it leaves the pre-eminent terrorist state with infrastructure. not one senatorry finaling is destroyed. thousands will be left. not a single facility including underground nuclear facilities is being shut down. obama administration's key nuclear scientist ernest moniz hit back at crit. >> saying there would be little way to verify complaints. >> we'll have eyes on the entire supply chain of you rainium. going back to -- uranium. going back to the mines and the mills, we'll have continuous surveillance of the centrifuge facilities in themselves. if they fail to meet any of these requirements we are going to know again, through our access and transparency, and
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that will lead to us and the disagreesual community, the p5+1 taking the appropriate actions. >> reporter: a lot of work needs to be done to solidify the deal. issues like when and how sanctions will be lifted and how inspections of the nuclear facilities will work are a couple. and the overall details are yet to be public or be worked out. for the obama administration it comes down to selling the deal to congress. lawmakers want to review the deal before sanctions are lifted. president obama says he'll veto an attempt to derail the deal. iran will know any future president may have other ideas, and that could threaten the negotiation process. up next on al jazeera america - journalism gone wrong. within the hour a report is coming out on "rolling stones" flawed article on an alleged
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campus rate. a preview of what to expect and the power of the ballot box, people in ferguson, missouri get ready for an election that could change the direction of the trouble community. community. >> part of al jazeera america's >> special month long evironmental focus fragile planet
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tonight we are expecting to find out what led to a flawed "rolling stones" article about an alleged rape at the university of virginia. courtney kealy is here and this is happening as we speak. >> absolutely. we are expecting the report to be released in about 40 minutes, 8:00pm eastern standard time. the procedures grad school columbian school of journalism was asked to examine the editorial process in publishing "rape on campus" article on 2014. a young woman identified as jacky told a harrowing tale of a
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brutal gang rape happening in 201 at a party at the sye cappa sigh fraternity house. yakky's narrative -- jacky's narrative backed up the point that the university failed. u of a asked the charlottesville police to investigate and several students came back with similar stories. there were shock waves across the country. within days "the washington post" found discrepancies. three friends of jacky's told different versions of what they say took place. the "rolling stones" admitted that it did not independently verify jacky's account. in december it published an apology calling its trust in jacky misplaced. >> there's a lot said behind the article. it's irrelevant to what we are trying to do. we think that the article
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pointed out changes that need to be made. >> they imposed rules for life on campus to make parties safer. rape victims worry that the shedding light on campus sex assaults was loft. >> we know the campus police found no evidence of rape at that fraternity house or others. was there evidence to support the allegations at all? >> the police found no credible evidence. the police chief of charlottesville did say it's not that something didn't happen to jacky, but it didn't happen at the fraternity house or any other fraternity house. it might have been terrible but nothing of what she detailed in the "rolling stones" article. >> let's talk about fat checking. it seems that's where this went awry. did editors not really ask questions throughout the process. >> it appears there was a systematic failure, that is what
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we'll hear from the columbian school of journalism soon. you have editors in place, publishers in place, and a fact checker. the huffington post said they accessed emails from the fact checker, who never asked the university about the matters. the reporter was all right with jacky being anonymous. she was so traumatized she did not want anyone to go to who she was accusing. when they vetted it the main a -- vetted it the main accuser turned out not to be a person. >> the police chief said it's not that they are discrediting her account of rape that may have happened to this woman, just not particularly on campus or that night. >> something traumatic may have
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happened to her. it may not have been - she may have done it out of trauma. the fault lies with "rolling stones," and that's what we'll hear they didn't check out her story, making it a key part of an important article shedding light on sexual assaults on campus and now that is lost in the huge point of journalism ethics and why people didn't follow through on such an important article. >> i'll be interested in what the report says. we expect to find out what led to that flawed rolling stone article about a rape at virginia. we'll hear more about that at 8 o'clock. courtney kealy will bring those details. well seven months after racial tensions erupted in ferguson, missouri over the shooting death of michael brown, residents of the small st. louis suburb are about to head to the
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polls. they'll elect three couplers. -- councillors. we have the story of the new face of ferguson. >> in a stay of unrest of the a city bikes up. >> i'm adrian. >> reporter: contenders know eyes of a nation is on them. two-thirds of residents in ferguson are black. the counter 6-member coups has one black member. there are three open seats. in ward one, four residents vie for a seat in a diverse race. the victor will determine if the council stays majority right or twists between black and white members. >> what inpired you to run. >> the death of michael brown. >> adrian was a resident and has had her own hurdles. >> i went from being on government assistance to a government employee and here i am now in the middle of the biggest local election in the
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country. >> i grew up here. >> mike is canvassing the same 2.5 square miles making up the first ward. he is running on a different platform. he wants to preserve the town he's lived in for 21 years. >> how have you seen ferguson change? >> the main change is the change in the race make-up. going from the community that was primarily white to african american. >> how big a divide is there? >> i don't know there is. you would not find a single street that is all any one race. you have black, white, black. that way throughout the community. ferguson is divided. a lot don't want to admit that ferguson is divided or has been divided. i think you need to address the westbound, and not dance around the problem. >> what do you think is the biggest issue facing the community in ferguson now? >> fear. fear. there's near that the system
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will not change or be fair or offer opportunity. for michael, it's the fear people will not enjoy what he grew up with. >> it's to let a community be a community. >> reporter: for residents that want a different ferguson the fight will have to move off the streets into the voting community. >> we can change things in ferguson the arrest of the world it's a matter of time before things get better. >> that was christopher putzel reporting. next the boston marathon bombing trial moves closer to an end. a preview of tomorrow's closing statements and marking five years since one of the deadliest u.s. mine explosions in half a sentury. the latest push to hold people accountable for the disaster.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at the top stories - saudi led forces in
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yemen will allow humanitarian aid into aden. there has been a shortage of water and electricity after days of fighting. nine died much 61 injured. a senior houthi says they are ready for peace talks, but only if the saudi-led bombing campaign ends first. >> i.s.i.l. fighters take control of a palestinian refugee camp. they have a presence barely 10 miles from bashar al-assad's presidential palace. hundreds of civilians fled the yarmouk camp. those left are desperate for food and water days after an armed attack at a kenyan university armed guards were stationed outside churches as worshippers attended easter services. 148 were killed. one of the gunmen is the son of a government official. closing statements are set for monday in the trial of accused lassana bathily bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. the defense rested on
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tuesday, hours after it began making its case. john terrett is ter with more. the defense acknowledged at the -- is here with more. the defense acknowledged at the beginning that dzhokhar tsarnaev participated but his brother made him do it. >> that's right. as we go into tomorrow the defense is pipping its case on con -- pinning its case on the fact that dzhokhar tsarnaev was a confused college kid dominated by his brother. the prosecution asked to remind jurors that dzhokhar tsarnaev did not have to know all the details of the plot to be guilty. >> reporter: lawyers for dzhokhar tsarnaev rested their case a day after calling their first witness. the suggestion dzhokhar tsarnaev participated in the boston attacks, but he was a troubled 19-year-old living under the spell of his radicalized
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brother. >> the defense showing older brother influence. and showing the motive had more to do with that than terrorism. >> from the beginning the defense said the strategy was not to win an acquittal but save the client from the death penalty, a move highlighted by calling four witnesses over two days witnesses that tied older brother tamerlan to the crime. it was testified that tamerlan's fingerprints, not the brother was on the remote control to trigger the bombs. 92 witness were called over 15 days of testimony, including experts providing a mountain of evidence from the crime scene before resting on monday. >> the prosecution tried to bring the jurors to the scope of this horrible horrible crime to show the devastation that it caused to loved ones to folks who lost their limes.
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so that the jurors when they decide about punishment will have all of that in mind when they make those decisions. >> reporter: trial watchers dzhokhar tsarnaev showed no emotion. one of those is heather, the second bomb taking part of her leg off. >> i was surprised at his demarp in court. i don't understand how a person like that thinks. >> reporter: now the trial of the century in boston is mogg to a conclusion. >> it's mentally draining trying to get here being here seeing the horrific pictures and the testimony of the poor people that passed away that day. >> prosecutors and dzhokhar tsarnaev's lawyers will give closing arguments and the jury get the case later in the day. >> we know the defense is trying to spare his life. how plausible is that?
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>> i think it will be an uphill battle. let me tell you about a key member of the defense team. judie clark, she's 63 years old. she's been doing this for 20 years, and is passionate dead set against the penalty of any kind. she has a history of saving people in this position. like ted kacinski the uni bomber and eric the olympic bomber from the 1990s, and susan smith from south carolina who drowned her children and she convinced the jury that susan smith was the victim of abuse, and saved her life. the strategy we hinted in the report regarding dzhokhar tsarnaev is they want to paint the picture of him being a confused college boy, a loner from a broken home manipulated by his elder brother tama lan - that's crucial - but also that
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the state should not take a life. that's the defense. she's done well in the past judy clark lost a couple of key points in the trial. many say this is her toughest challenge in her 20 i don't remember career. >> let's talk about the key points. what are they? >> the key one is moving the trial. the defense wanted to move the trial so badly from boston because they said "look, it's impossible to get a fair trial for this boy in boston let alone massachusetts" and cited the oklahoma city bombing, tim mcvay's trial in '97 moved away from oklahoma to denver. it didn't benefit him. he was found guilty and put to death. they lost that battle and the other, they went to an appellant court, another set of judges. and the other thing that they haven't had much success over is giving evidence to show the jury
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how influential tama lan southern aef was -- southern aef was over his brother. those are the key losses which they have to man up to now, going into tomorrow. so it's possible we have closing statements tomorrow. >> yes. >> that a jury hands down a verdict tomorrow. >> it could be a flash verdict. i thought about this deeply over the weekend. an issue, of course is the defense could say he is guilty. we have c.t. t evidence. the defense points to issues like his brother's fingerprints on the pressure cookers and the remote controls. there are three outcomes - not guilty unlikely guilty but not carrying the death penalty or guilty of all that do carry the death penalty. if it is guilty they'll reconvene and they'll decide whether zarpdzhokhar tsarnaev is put
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to death or not. tomorrow is the decision whether he's guilty or not. and most think that will come back quickly today marks five years since the worst u.s. mine disaster. an explosion killing 29 people at an upper branch mine in west virginia. families are looking for answers and justice. lisa stark has the story. >> reporter: tommy davis comes here nearly every day to the hilltop cemetery where his first-born cory is buried. >> reporter: do you like coming up here? >> yes, i feel close to him. >> reporter: cory was 20, the youngest to die in the explosion. tommy got out alive. what he suffered is almost unimaginable. he lost his brother and nephew in the disaster. five years later his grief remains overwhelming.
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>> for days now, it's like it is - what you feel because you can't forget it. it keeps coming and coming and coming. it's never ending until the day we meet again. >> reporter: the pain is still raw at the coral's household as well. >> to go deer hunting. i cried going, and i cried coming back. >> because he wasn't with you. >> he wasn't with me. >> barry's only child was working 1,000 feet underground at the spot where the disaster unfolded. >> god. i always wondered why me why me. you know. i question why should we have lost our son. >> reporter: family friend dustin ross was in the mine but closer to the exit. >> the intensity that came was just indescribable. there was all kind of debris and, you know floating
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through - flying through the air, i should say. >> investigators determined a spark from a coal-cutting machine ignited the gas, touching off a massive coal dust explosion. >> we had to call to hafr we held on to each other, and walked our way, you know back you know to daylight. >> reporter: ross who bears the psychological scars of that day injured his eye in a mining accident. he's working coal again, to support his family. but not near whitesville west virginia. where memorials and memories are too fresh. >> seeing the reminders of it every day was hard to get closure. sometimes you just want to you know, get away from it. >> the upper big branch mine was owned by massey energy and
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racked up more than 500 federal safety violations the year before the explosion. federal members blamed the blast on violations and found massey valued production over safety. families of the 29 miner memorialized are anxious for justice. four former massey employees have gone to gaol. now the company's former c.e.o. goes on trial later this month. former c.e.o. don blankenship faces three charges including conspiracy to violate mine safety rules. >> he knows about them violations he knows about everything this wept on over there. for him not being the man he should have been and the chief, and step up, and push the button and say stop let's make it safe for the men - he let the men
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die. rnchts blankenship in a youtube documentary painted himself as a mine safety pioneer and blamed the tragedy on a natural gas explosion. >> for one think i'm smart enough to know keeping coalminers safe is profitable. those that think badly on me and think i'm solely focused on profit should understand that i know that profit can only be derived from safe goal mines. >> reporter: gary cole was in court the day blanken-ship was charged. >> i hope he's found guilty and spends time in gaol. >> reporter: the mine was not open of the massey energy was brought out by another firm which closed the mine. there's no closure for the families. >> i go to the graveyard, and i sit in front of it and i talk and say "daddy's still fighting
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for you, boy" and i'll continue to until i think justice has been serve said california's governor is defending a series of unprecedented water restrictions he put in place last week. jerry brown ordered residents and businesses to cut water usage by 25% in the face of an epic drought. farms are exempt. agriculture accounts for 22% of the economy, but consumes 80% of its water. the governor says californian farms provide fruit and vaj tables and thousands of jobs. >> the farmers followed hundreds of thousands of acres of land. they are pulling up vines and trees. farm workers, who are very low in the economic scale here are
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out of work. there are people in agriculture suffering. >> governor brown may have ruffled feathers when he hinted at re-examining the system of counter water right. >> for more on the drought. let's bring in kevin corriveau. >> we are out of the rainy season. it is dry. these are aerial shots showing contrast between the areas that are dry, and next door people are continuing to use water for their lawns, pools. this is in san diego, this farm here is in ramona california. there's a bit of good news for the next couple of days. normally from november through march, as we go april we don't normally see storms coming in off the pacific. it's these storms here that bring in the rain as well as the snow in the higher elevations that we need. that's what we are getting here that will continue for the next
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couple of days. anywhere from central to northern california we get rain and snow in the higher elevation, this is what it look like. through the next 72 hours, there's a central and northern part of the california there could be 3 inches of rain. it's needed. it will not make much difference in the drought situation, but we'll get it 2 feet of snow. it's the snow in the snow pack that is needed for later in the season as it melts and brings the water down to the valley situation. for san francisco, you'll see the rain through tuesday. after that you are back to the normal dry situation there here across the central and united states we are looking at the next severe weather outbreak starting in oklahoma on tuesday. things are only going to get worse as we go through the rest of the week. more moisture is coming up out of the gulf of mexico.
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and there's a lifting mechanism. we are getting warm temperatures and it's expanding. by the time we get to thursday this is probably going to be the worst day out of the whole week from texas all the way to illinois. we expect to see tornados. it is a big month for toronto and damaging winds. >> thank you. >> at the vatican, the pope called attention to the plight of christians in africa and the middle east targeted by violence because of their religion. [ bell tolls ] as thousands gathered at st. peter's square pope francis led a prayer for kenyans killed at garissa and called for the attacks to end in egypt, syria, iraq yemen, south sudan, and the democratic republic of congo. hundreds more christians
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gathered in jerusalem at the church of the holy sepulchre, a site where it's believed jesus was crucified. many made the pilgrimage. worshippers honoured the nativity site. easter sunday marks the end of the holy week commemorating the death and resurrection of gees jus. -- jesus. >> next divided france. suburbs a short distance from paris feel cut off. now something is being done about it. play ball for major league baseball. this year there's a change up to speed up the change. >> there is real disunity in the security council. >> about issues that impact your world. >> infectious diseases are a major threat to health. >> "the week ahead". sunday 8:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america.
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well after january's attacks in paris, a government official called for an end to what he called territorial social and ethnic apartheid. some in the suburbs of paris say divisions in france are difficult because it is difficult to get in and out of the capital. emma hayward reports. >> reporter: the round trip can take up to threures.
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a journey on foot and a bus and two trains starts early. she lives a few kilometres from central paris. it takes time to cross the city. one of millions that live in the suburbs, but struggle to get to where they want to go. >> when it comes to work it's a problems. employers say "you are in the suburbs, i don't know that you'll make it on time" and give the jobs to those close buy. >> reporter: and those that live in the suburbs and central paris can feel like worlds apart. nowhere is that clearer than a suburb about 15km away. unemployment is four times higher than the national rate. people, at times, feel penned in by poverty, prejudice and a lack of opportunities. poor transport fuels the feelings some people feel they live
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in a ghetto because they can't get out. they have everything here, and can't access everywhere. psychologically it's a big thing in people's heads, especially for the young. >> reporter: some are pinning hopes on a transport project. this is the extent of building wok on a new tram link. for many living here, it's long overdue, and will take years to complete. for those in other suburbs around paris, it is precious. any delays in improving the network could hold people keen on moving forward back. it's one of the world's most dangerous countries, venezuela tip ibly ranks at the -- typically ranks at the top of the list for murder and kidnapping. personal protection is big business. as virginia lopes reports, armour plating is the first line of defense for those that can
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afford it. >> reporter: kidnapping in venezuela is a booming business forcing many to armour their cars hire body guards and install devices so someone nose where they are. this is one of a few shops where business is booming. >> translation: before armored cars was a luxury now they are a necessity. criminals have been seen to use grenades during attacks. >> reporter: as the fire power increases so does the level of protection people seek. there's a level four cars with an interior door made out of steel, and a double-plated class level. with a price tag of $64,000, few can afford it. in a country with the second highest murder rate everyone is locking for ways to feel protected. these can range from electrified wire to body guards depending on the behind.
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raphael is a victim of crime. his parents were kidnapped an event that left him traumatized and to take every precaution in the market. the car has level three armory. plus kevlar borders. you live with a fear of being killed or kidnapped. >> others install tracking devices on the cars in the hopes they can be found. a detector a company specialising in the device says more and more are beginning to demand devices that can be implanted under your skin. >> translation: our tart widened to include people you wouldn't expect like owners of public transport or taxi drivers who have been victims of crime and allowing that to put foot on the tables. >> in venezuelan an increasing crime led people to look for private solutions to a public
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problem. venezuela is one of many countries taking part in the summit of the americas. leaders of north, central and south america will gather. for more of the issues sure to be raised at the summit and the u.s. agenda join us for "the week ahead." coming up smashing protons, the big discoveries scientists hope to make from the smallest particles. particles.
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>> reporter: modern life appears to have sped up everything, including the american national pastime. >> i love baseball for 14 years, it gets a little boring. when you sit and wait 10 minutes for someone guy to come back to the bat. >> reporter: with baseball games lasting 10 hours, few sit in the stands. change is introduced. baseball is on the clock, setting off a national debate. >> every three hours. >> you have been watching baseball your life and you grew up with it. it's so far out of hand they need to change it? >> reporter: professional baseball is big business. 70 million fans follow each year. the business slow down in the stand. every generation there's doomsday stories. i don't see it. the sport is popular, but it could be suffering a little bit because of the slow pace. i think major league soccer has the right idea with trying to pick things up. >> reporter: watching sport is a lifestyle in the u.s. it's as much as barbecues in the sun shine and a face off between pitcher and batter. traditionalists like their traditions. >> they'll mess up the game. leave it alone. don't change it. >> let's go. >> reporter: the younger generation wants things faster. >> a little more extra. ♪ a little less conversation ♪ ♪ a little more access ...♪ the new rule requires a pitcher to deliver within 10 seconds. the batters have to keep a foot in the batter's box unless there's a wild pitch or a foul ball. under the old rules they can step occupant and stop play. >> they are going too far with not stepping out of the box. it was too much, every pitch. >> breaks between innings are
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2.5 minutes, and pitchers have the same amount of time to warm up. >> you have to appeal to people that want gratification. >> whether it puts more fans in the stand, it's a debate that will not end when the rules come in effect " box. it was too much, every pitch. >> breaks between innings are 2.5 minutes, and pitchers have the same amount of time to warm up. >> you have to appeal to people that want gratification. >> whether it puts more fans in the stand, it's a debate that will not end when the rules come in effect " particles. >> reporter: modern life appears to have sped up everything, including the american national pastime. >> i love baseball for 14 years, it gets a little boring. when you sit and wait 10 minutes for someone guy to come back to the bat.
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-- line it's billed as a new era for science, the largest particle accelerator is back up and running after a 2-year upgrade. as nadim baba reports, it's more powerful than ever and could shed light on the mysterious world of dark matter. >> reporter: back in action more powerful than ever. over the last two years they've been busy upgrading the biggest particle accelerator deep under the swiss bored. on sunday scientists fired two particle beams along the 27km circuit known as the lhc. these are baby steps for the researchers, at the european
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organization for nuclear research. >> it will take 2-6 months to establish the first stable collisions. we have to commission all the instruments, all the systems one by one. >> reporter: in 2012 they announced a breakthrough. >> i think it's a great day. >> reporter: scientists discovered the higgs bossan an elementary particle that gives mass earning it a nickname the god particle. peter higgs and francois emgla got the nobel prize in fittings. >> there'll be no atoms, nuclei molecules, which are the building blocks of all matter and therefore there would be no stars, no galaxies no planetary system. no earth, and eventually there would be no life on earth. >> the lhc contains a ring of
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superconducting magnets with structures boosting particles as they hurtful down the tunnel. soon they travel at the speed of light. analysing the collisions could reveal scientific secrets. they'll look at areas like dark matter, the invisible matter that makes up 84% of the universe but can only be detected on visible matter. there could be more discoveries over the lifetime of this underground science city. well let's play ball the major league baseball seen gets under way, and for fans complaining the games are too long, there are new rules. helped reports from schick. >> reporter: modern life appears to have sped up everything, including the american national pastime. >> i love baseball for 14 years, it gets a little boring.
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when you sit and wait 10 minutes for someone guy to come back to the bat after you swing. >> reporter: with baseball games lasting 10 hours, few sit in the stands. change is introduced. baseball is on the clock, setting off a national debate. >> they have to speed up every three hours. >> you have been watching baseball your life and you grew up with it. it's so far out of hand they need to change it? >> reporter: professional baseball is big business. 70 million fans follow each year. the business slow down in the stand. every generation there's doomsday stories. i don't see it. the sport is popular, but it could be suffering a little bit because of the slow pace. i think major league baseball has the right idea with trying to pick things up. >> reporter: watching sport is a lifestyle in the u.s.
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it's as much as barbecues in the sun shine and a face off between pitcher and batter. traditionalists like their traditions. >> they'll mess up the game. leave it alone. don't change it. >> let's go. >> reporter: the younger generation wants things faster. >> a little more extra. ♪ a little less conversation ♪ ♪ a little more access ...♪ the new rule requires a pitcher to deliver within 12 seconds avoiding time wasting at the mound. the batters have to keep a foot in the batter's box unless there's a wild pitch or a foul ball. under the old rules they can step our and stop play. >> they are going too far with not stepping out of the box. it was too much, every pitch. >> breaks between innings are 2.5 minutes, and pitchers have the same amount of time to warm
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up. >> you have to appeal to people that want gratification. >> whether it puts more fans in the stand, it's a debate that will not end when the rules come in effect i'm erica pitzi in new york. the news conditions with thomas drayton. hi. >> ready to see a game. good to see you, happy easter. this is al jazeera america, i'm thomas drayton in new york. let's get you caught up with the top stories of the hour. [ gunfire ] in syria hundreds of people from the yarmouk refugee camp on the outskirts of damascus escape to safety as i.s.i.l. fighters take control. houthi rebels take advantage in yemen as the saudi-ledle collision agrees to let the red cross deliver said prayers for those killed in the kenya university attack. officials confirm one of the gunmen was a the slain son of an