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and we begin tonight with a clail of responsibility for last week's attack at "charlie hebdo." the leader of the yemen branch of al qaeda said the massacre was quote vengeance for the prophet. the white house says the video is genuine but the claim may not be. >> a name that doesn't come up so often in the media but the man appears to be one of the most senior members of al qaeda in the asian arab aryan peninsula. arabian peninsula. gls l we laid out the plan and
financed the operation and signed the order for a the attack. the order came from our leader, ayman al zawahri. >> 2011 was involved in the initial planning of the attacks. the u.s. had accused him of recruiting western targets to attack western targets. the new al qaeda video is seen by some as nothing more than propaganda. this analyst says he has a hard time believing al qaeda's statements. >> wouldn't have taken this long to organize this type of attack. this is one of the reasons i'm skeptical. i'm also skeptical because these two brothers coordinated their actions or were certainly in touch with their co-conspirator
amady, who claims he is spon sponsored or dedicated his actions to the islamic state. well the islamic state and al qaeda are enemies. >> led by this man nashir al quaemi. but there is the man in the spotlight now. nassar al ansi is seen in this video issuing edicts. he spent years in kashmir before joining bin laden. released pos later months later he now emerges as an important leader
in an armed group that controls huge parts of yemen. >> great to have you with us. >> great to be with you paul. >> tell us more about nassar ben ali, a founding member of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula claiming responsibility for this attack. what do we know about him? >> this is a long standing salafi jihadi are what al qaeda considers its global jihad. his role within the aqap leadership he is more globally focused and that's nasir focused on
yemen and saudi arabia and the more ideologic wing of aqap which is focused on war with the west. >> right and you spent time on the ground in yemen. tell us a little bit more about your experiences there and what you know about these operations, focused outward like you said toward the west? >> sure. well in the summer of 2012 al qaeda took over two provinces in the south. abyan and shabwa. i was in both northern and southern yemen at the time conducting research on how al qaeda interfaces with indigenous yemeni tribes. i got a sense of how tribes were accommodating al qaeda in some substances and fighting it in others. depending on how their rich with the organization worked. how al qaeda works, al qaeda in the arabian peninsula works is
when they're winning on the ground in yemen they're not so focused on the war against the west. but when they've had setbacks in the war in yemen or when they feel like they need to show that they're still in the game from a global perspective they will reach out of to global targets first in yemen then saudi arabia then elsewhere to the extent they can. that doesn't necessarily mean they were directly involved in this instance but they have been training people from the west and then sending them back to western countries at least in the last few years. >> right. and that leads us to our next question, what do you make of this video the significance of it is this claim credible and what message might that really be sending? >> yeah, so we know that one of these brothers in paris traveled to yemen circa 2011-2012 we know that he allegedly received training in an al qaeda training carchl eastcamp in sanaa in the east
of yemen, and we don't know if that connection of this individual in aqap rose to the level of direction. aqap since 2012 has really gone to ground in the rural areas in yemen. it's really dug into the indigenous population in yemen they don't control the way they did a few years ago they are very powerful and influential but whether they can control this sort of operation thousands and thousands of miles away we don't have that information yet. >> we have heard about al qaeda and i.s.i.s. involved in the attacks in paris but these are groups that are fighting each other in certain places, could they be possibly working together here? >> it's unlikely they are. here's why. if islamic state i.s.i.l
whatever you want to call it both successor organizations. both see themselves picking up the mantle from bin laden they are competitors. and so to the extent they are operating together, it's only going to be in the ideologic or propaganda space. claiming responsibility for this attack they think it helps them mobilize support and sympathy among their followers. but whether one organization or another organization is connected is really going to depend again on the personal relationships that the attackers had. their male records their facebook postings their travel their financial documents things like that. >> so much more still to sift through. christopher swift, thank you for your insights. >> good to be with you. the new issue of "charlie hebdo" hit news stants today stands
today and promptly sold out. the satirical newspaper usually prints about 60,000 copies but this time it put out about 5 million. barnaby phillips has the story. >> they were queuing at dawn, such was this week's edition of "charlie hebdo." >> i'm so happy i woke up super-early and went everywhere. they were all sold out. now i'm happy. >> we're not showing the edition, in concern over offending some. the reddit website organizing to send hundreds of copies abroad so where has the demand come from? >> the majority comes from the european and the north american
regions then we've got asia as well a request coming from india and asia, five or six coming from latin america and those are mostly the in argentina and brazil. >> we've come to the are 18th arondissement. we have come to a wide number of reactions from the edition of "charlie hebdo." >> regarding the cover some muslims in france will take i differently. but more importantly we condemn the attacks. >> it's democracy it's a newspaper. it's a bit upsetting but we have no choice. it's a democracy and a newspaper and we need to have it. >> by 10:00 a.m. "charlie hebdo" had disappeared from the news stands, sold out. the newspaper they tried to kill cannot print fast enough to meet demand. barnaby phillips, al jazeera
paris. >> a plea, the u.s. led coalition isn't doing enough to defeat the group and they're asking president obama for more help. right now the coalition is training iraqi forces and carrying out targeted air strikes. in mosul today an american envoy said the u.s. is playing the long game. >> we expect that we'll see the effectiveness of this force improve over time. and ultimately that they'll be able to take back the population centers and the municipalities. it's important that it be done in the right measures. it's important that we have all of the pieces in place whether that time comes. it's important that it's done in a deliberate manner so that the planning is in fact accomplished in the kind of detail necessary and done in conjurntion with the supportconjunction with thesupport we have from the coalition. >> iraq officials have agreed that the coalition needs to
expand air strikes and expand security for ground forces. now the u.n. is asking for help in syria where over 7 million have been forced from their homes by civil war. nicole johnston has that story. >> reporter: it's freezing cold in aleppo and abu is desperately trying to keep warm, but without wood and fuel, he captain. he has no choice but to use whatever he can find. >> translator: we have no money so we were forced to break our furniture for heating. we have no relatives here, they have all gone away. >> reporter: aleppo used to be a big city for business but all that is covered in rubble and thick layers of snow. most of these areas have no electricity. the cost of diesel and gas has increased threefold. even if it's available people can't afford it. a few clinics look after the sick. they don't have enough supplies
to help them recover. winter is killing people. >> translator: they died as a result of the harsh cold. this is the indirect cause of death but the direct cause was respiratory and then cardiac arrest. >> reporter: tents aren't much cover in this area. >> risrespiratory diseases in children due to the weather conditions. >> refugees living in camps in jordan and turkey and here in lebanon nine syrian refugees have died. the united nations say people living in camps are still suffering. in the syrian country side around homs there isn't enough bred to go round.
activists blame the government from preventing truckloads of wheat from the bakeries. leaving hundreds without bread. >> it's been six days without wheat. people are grinding barley corn and pasta anything to make bread. >> a bitter wind whips through the streets of aleppo. it's a squalid place many months of winter and war left to endure. nicole johnston, al jazeera barrett. beirut. >> nigeria prepares for next month's presidential election. the attack began on january 3rd, when boko haram gunned down residents. local security residents say the bodies are too number russ to count. -- too numerous to count . it's been described as boko haram's worst attack yet 2,000
victims according to amnesty international. many of them women children and elderly. people who could not outrun weapons. more than 20,000 people fled many escaping only with what they could carry. the attack took place in nigeria's northeast in an around the town of baga nearly two weeks ago. these satellite images released by amnesty international show before and after pictures of baga. the red indicates areas of vegetation. the second picture almost all that vegetation gone, burned in the attack. reports say people who sought shelter in homes were burned alive. others fled into the lake to escape. the rampage left bodies everywhere. one witness reported that the whole town smells of decomposing corpses. >> we obviously condemn these attacks in the harshest terms.
boko haram remains a threat, a horrendous threat. you have to look around to know that. >> while boko haram steps up its campaign to carve out an islamic state in west africa, also in northeast nigeria boko haram was blamed for two attacks by female suicide bombers that killed 30 people. nigeria is calling for united nations support to fight boko haram. >> offers of support most of those supports in terms of -- in terms of civilians. so we need to go beyond that and that is why the nigerian government is trying to purchase weapons and military hardware from across the globe. >> critics accuse authorities of
playing politics. not so says a government spokesman. >> it is not just about the election. what happens after the election? we want peace. we want stability , we want people to be able to go ahead do their things in an atmosphere that is conducive of clement. >> carrying out credible and peaceful elections. and now to iran and the ongoing wore there on journalists. a washington post reporter held since january has been indicted. iran's state news agency says he will probably stand trial in iran's revolutionary court. new talks over the country's nuclear program. al jazeera roxana saberi is here with me now. in 2009 roxana spent 100 days in
an iranian prison after being falsely accused of espionage. roxana, thanks for being here. >> i was also tried in ann a revolutionary court in tehran. my trial was closed. in the room with me was the judge and prosecutor intelligence agent and they were all basically on the same side against me. the first question, the judge asked me, how could you have spied on iran. i also had an attorney but i didn't get to see him until several weeks into my imprisonment. i didn't get to have an teern andattorneyand jason i understand isn't allowed an attorney either. my attorney hardly spoke and at the end of it pretty soon after i was sentenced to eight years
in prison. i hope that jason doesn't go through the same situation but i understand many prisoners do. >> is it too much to say the whole thing was a sham? >> for me the whole thing was a sham. i definitely thought so. there was an appellate trial after that, and so many were called for my release that was a little bit better. still there were problems after it, but i was released after my second trial. >> you know jason. >> i do, i met jason in iran in 2003 whether i moved to iran, very supportive of me very encouraging, he had been living there before i got there. he gave me some advice. he struck me as someone like me, iranian american, wanted to move there to teach others about the
country. >> what do we know about his condition? >> he's in solitary confinement. that is very very difficult. for me i was in solitary for two weeks, which is a very long time. you need to be with people. when you are alone in a cell, i don't know if he has books or paper, i didn't. you put your ear to the door and you listen to any sounds you can. you want to talk to people, you want to talk to an inheritor rather than sitting there alone. the isolation his family is -- they are very worried about his mental state and i can understand why. >> roxana thank you for your insights. >> you're welcome. >> up next, a major shake july at the secret service why officials are on their way out. and the aurora colorado shooting trial gets underway. ts underway.
>> reporter: embarrassments from all side. a lot of security breaches that has led to the resignation of one director after omar gonzalez of course being the chiefly precipitating event. jumped the fence just a couple of months ago and entered the white house. that has brought studies from independent agencies describing what exactly is happening and coming forward with some recommendations. four assistant directors as you report paul who oversee the core mission of the secret service of protecting the president and the first family as well as investigations have been asked to either resign, retire, or go to the department, find a position within a department that oversees the secret service now since 2001 and that would be the department of homeland security. so the shakeup continues under act director joe clancy who put out a statement in announcing these movements. he said based on the independent panel review and my own assessments i will be
implementing leadership changes in the secret service management team. change is necessary to gaining a fresh perspective on how we conduct business. i'm sure any of our senior executives will be productive assets in other departments or back further than the omar gonzalez incident, involving pursuits and secret service agents in cartagena colombia. cars back firing, only to be discovered by maintenance people the bullet holes around a window casing on the south side of the white house the first lady was said to be very upset and disappointed with the secret service. the fallout continues in this shakeup announced today paul. >> mike viqueria at the white house, thank you. president obama said today that high speed internet is not a luxury but a necessity.
president obama wants to make it possible for cities and rural communities to build their own systems. there are laws against some of those systems. president obama wants laws to change those regulations. cheap are faster service makes the u.s. more competitive globally. mitt romney, the 2010 candidate for president is reconsidering. david schuster has the story. >> mitt romney is facing a buzz saw of opposition. hammered romney for his lats last campaign. quote, the question the former candidate will have to answer is how he will be a better candidate than 2012.
don't forget the management calamity of mr. romney's voter turnout operation. that turnout operation relied on data and social media tools that were years behind president obama's campaign. despite the president's president's vulnerablities, he got crushed in the electoral college. in nebraska, kentucky senator rand paul who organizes one of the best run campaigns said that would be insanity. running to the right of jeb bush. >> if he runs to the right of jeb bush he will still be to the left of the rest of the party. i like jeb bush, i think he's a great businessman but that's
yesterday news. >> texas republican senator ted cruz who is also considering a 2016 campaign says romney represents the party's mushy middle. >> the way republicans win is we paint in bold colors not pale pastels. pale pastels is a formula for losing. >> romney's fundraising network remains intact capable of hauling in as much money as anybody in the 2016 field. while the criticism of romney's last campaign coulding echo across the political world as romney and some of his advisors believe national elections are usually about the future not past. david schuster, al jazeera, new
>> hi everyone, this is al jazeera america. i'm paul beban. john siegenthaler is off. murder or madness the key questions faceing jurors as the james hughes trial gibs begins. birmingham backlash, world leader calls him a complete idiot and at a distance. the photographer paid to capture the big moment without being seen. >> 9,000 potential jurors are being summoned in the trial of
james holmes. in 2012, holmes opened fire in a packed theater in aurora, colorado he has pled not guilty by reason of insanity. it's time to get going. jonathan betz joins us with more. >> jury selection will begin on tuesday. a judge ruled today the attorneys have had enough time to prepare. it will mark a long end to a chapter of vims relatives. after years of delay. >> when a person does something like that he no longer has humanity. >> the trial of a plan accused of opening fire in a crowded movie theater. >> at the time i still thought it was fireworks. >> reporter: stephen barton narrowly survived the shooting in 2012. days afterwards he described holmes rampage. >> i thought he was reloading and going to start walking up
and down the theater and killing everyone. >> reporter: holmes would kill 12 people and injure nearly 70. screening of batman, the dark man rises. jury selection will begin next we. soon after the occurrence, holmes was charged with 20 charges of murder and 116 of attempted murder. the 20-year-old faces charges. there is no dispute he pulled the trigger but says he's not gloi by reason of insanity. his parents are pleading for his life, writing he is not a monster, he is a human being gripped by a severe mental illness but the d.a. and the victims have a difference of opinion. >> i don't know how anyone would feel this way.
>> reporter: 9,000 summonses have been mailed out. possibly the most in u.s. history for a trial that will take months and probably cost millions. something holmes defenders say they want to avoid insisting he would accept life in prison but after a crime that scared a town and a nation prosecutors say it's the people who should decide holmes fate. >> there is no way to understand this because there's no way of understanding it. but we would like to at least know what happened. >> let's talk about this case with attorney areva martin. thank you for joining us. >> thank you jonathan. first of all it's a mass murder and the defendant is still alive. in most mass murder shootings the defendant is killed by police or law enforcement or they take their own lives. now we have a young man who is actually going on trial has to
face his victims and answer for the killing of 12 people and as you say the wounding of over 70 people. >> that young man james holmes has complete not guilty by reason of insanity. how strong a case does he have? >> i think it will be a unique challenge for him. colorado has a strange law that requires the prosecuting attorney to prove he was sane. we are talking about legal insanity. the definition of whether he knows right from wrong or whether he was impaired by reason of mental defect. was he legallily sane is going to be the question. >> reporter: how do prosecutors prove that, when a person commits these crimes for apparently no reason. clearly people will say he was insane. >> a clinical definition versus a layperson's definition, you can expect prosecutors to put on
lots of evidence about the efforts that were made before the shooting occurred, the ammunition that he bought, the greer thatgear that he wore, the boopy trapping of his apartment that is deliberate action. >> how much does that pep prosecutors in this case? >> i think it's going to help prosecutors a great deal because it's going to suggest that he did know what he was doing and that he was very both methodical and had a plan to kill not only the people in the theater but also anyone who came to his apartment after the murders occurred. because you know when the police officer the first responders went to search his apartment there were also explosives that were triggered by them entering the apartment. that doesn't look like a person who was acting without some sense about the grave consequences of his action he.
he -- actions. >> holmes defense team have apparently agreed to a life imprisonment sentence which was not agreed to by the prosecution. >> you have to think about the lainous nature of the crime. how many families in this small community were impacted. the victims the relatives of the victims for them justice means the death penalty. there's also a certain amount of vengeance. people want him to pay for what he did and they don't believe these victims the citizens of this county don't believe that life in prison is going to give them justice given what he did in the theater in july of 2012. >> but considering how much we already know what more could the victims learn from a trial? is it possible that james holmes himself could testify here? >> not likely that he will testify but we will learn a lot about his mental state. the prosecuting attorney and the
defense attorneys there has been an evaluation ordered by the court about his psychiatric condition. there was evidence that he was receiving some sort of psychiatric treatment from the university that he attended. the evaluations have been sealed to date. so one thing that will be revealed during this trial is lots of testimony from expert witnesses about his mental condition. you know what was his condition before the shootings and possibly going back to his childhood and his earlier days. >> a lot of unabsenced questions okay areva martin, thank you for your insight. >> thank you. >> this trial could last up to eight months. back to you. >> thank you. across america millions of americans started the year off with a raise. many are entitled to a pay like but not everyone is guaranteed to get one.
as "america tonight's" christof putzel reports some employers in new york have found a way around it. >> translator: i always imagined the u.s. to be a free and democratic country. i expected to see money everywhere. >> a 44-year-old father and husband. he came here to new york in 2001 for what he hoped to be a better life. >> it's not like i imagined. just like china the u.s. has its dark sides. has a lot of unfairness. it is a society with a lot of inequality. >> reporter: in 2007 he took a job as a driver with an independent cab company called yes car. working lots of hours. >> in 2007 you were making about $500 a week, right? your pay was 500. and how many days a week were you working? six days? >> yes. >> six days a week? >> yes. >> about 12 hours a day? >> yes. >> do the math. he was working 72 hours a week, earning $6.94 an hour with no
overtime. two years later yes car announced a protection fee they paid drivers bringing his pay down to $five.55 an hour well -- five.55 an hour. . >> i was basically working for free. the little money i did make wasn't enough to make ends meet. >> and he wasn't alone. in 2009, bishang and 20 other drivers filed a lawft against yes car for wage -- a lawsuit against yes car for wage theft. classifying them as independent workers instead of hourly workers. we're here at the department of labor in downtown manhattan who has received thousands of claims during the years saying employers have stolen wages from them. because they are so backlogged it could take months or years just to get these claims investigated. we wanted to speak to someone
from the state about these unjustified claims. we asked him why bishang's case has better than so delayed. >> one of the practical realities of litigation is it takes time. i would suspect that the case that you referenced is actually completely outside of the department of labor and in court. the only part of the process that the department of labor controls is the investigation stage. >> we also wanted to ask tony low, the owner of yes car about bishang's wages. >> is this yes car? >> yes. >> moments later this man appears, saying he hasn't seen bishang in a year. >> nobody works for us, just independent contractors. >> you classify them as independent contractors? the drivers? >> yes. >> christof putzel joins us from washington. now christof, how often does
this happen? >> it happens a lot. it's happening more and more. it's thought if this is happening around the country as much as it is happening in new york there could be as much as $50 billion stolen from people every year. it's happening because these companies can get away with it. >> now you mention the delays involved in these things working their way through the legal system but once the department of labor has determined these people are owed this money what's to prevent them from actually collecting it. >> well there's still a lot of little loopholes and ways to get around the system. it's just easy for a company to one, declare bankruptcy, sell it to a close friend, you know you can just sell it for low wage. they can shut down and reopen under a different name. so you know it's hard to keep track. just like you saw the case of yes car in this piece. it's hard to keep track of where these companies are where the money is. how to hold them legally responsible and so it can take
years, it can take months, it can never happen at all. >> well thank you christoph. on "america tonight." aaa says the national average has dropped every day since late september. today's average for gasoline is $2.10, the lowest in almost six years. while the collapse of oil is good for drivers it could mean disaster for oil workers in louisiana where so many are dependent on the oil business to make a decent living. robert ray has this report from baton rouge. >> like thousands of people in louisiana's cajun country. louis depends on the oil industry. >> that's huge. without the oil business employing you guys, the economy
local economies will absolutely shatter. >> louisiana, south louisiana will be struck. >> gulf of mexico for 18 years. >> a lot of folks are concerned. mostly the folks working for less reputable companies has already been one drilling company that's let go 300 some people month before last. >> one of the last times that the price of oil made such a dramatic plunge was in the 1980s. the state of louisiana at that point received about 45% of its revenue from the oil and gas industries. today it's a minute number, about 15% but still has a big impact. on the campus of louisiana state university economist jim richardson says while things are different today these low oil prices could be here to stay and they are already costing the state hundreds of millions of
dollars. >> if it goes down by $20 we lose $240 million approximately. if it goes down by $30 we lose $360 million. >> many economists expect the oil industry to start reacting in the coming months. even when working life ask is tough here in the bayou. wives are single parents whether their husbands run the rigs. >> if the husband's out of work we're scared, we're scared. >> are leaving for the gulf of mexico this week. 21 days away from his wife and kids. >> do you feel confident that this is just a blip on the radar with these prices and do you think that your industry is going to be okay? >> i believe we'll be fine. i believe it's a lot of the
political business and starting with saudi i think when they get their point across to the countries they're trying to hurt they will cut off the valve and get the prices where they need to be. >> until that point life will be uncertain for thibodeau. robert ray, baton rouge louisiana. >> we talk to a journalist setting the record straight about his home town. and capturing the moment without ruining it. a stealth photographer explains how he does it.
declared a disaster, and mozambique where 20 schoolchildren were washed away, damage to crops and major roads and bridges and heavy rain and flash flooding is not expected to let up for two to three weeks. back here, deep freeze could be on the way out. kevin corriveau is here with that. >> that's right wind chills last week minus 30 to minus 40, we are now seeing a big change. minneapolis is down to 12, that's quite cold but we're looking better. next couple of days deals with the jetstream. dip in the jetstream right now that makes it so it's much colder across the north. what you notice is the dip starts to make its way over here towards the east.
that means it's going to be a little bit colder out here towards the east. but for the central plains and the northern tier states we are looking at warmer temperatures. finally above freezing, hovered around freezing by the time i.t. gets to friday but 38° is going to be the high here on saturday and 38 is about 15° above average. now that's going to stay in place just until saturday, we're going to be seeing some cooler temperatures as we go towards the weekend and here in chicago you are going to see above average temperatures no rain no snow in the forecast. now because of those cold temperatures moving to the east we are looking at winter jam in new york state. what that that means is they are actually making snow in central park for a big event coming up in the next weekend. back to you paul. >> in california two very tired mountain climbers made history today! >> yay!
>> friends and family met kevin jorgensen and tommy cald caldwell at the top of el capititan. the most difficult climb in the world. they used only their hands feet and muscles and a little bit of rope to ensure their safety. just how tall the dawn wall is, 3,000 feet, almost three times as tall as the empire state building twice as tall as chicago's willis tower and base to top taller than the world's tallest building the birch califa in dubai. >> a bit of a twist this photographer captures
engagements in secret. >> i'm vlad. i capture pictures of engagement without people knowing. i became a proposal photographer about two years ago. i take am like a spy because i take them secretly. i've done more than 200 secret engagement proposals. i give directions to the guy who wants to propose and i capture this moment. it is very popular think in the united states especially in new york because here people come from all over the world to propose. in russia people don't really propose. they don't give rings. it's not this big moment as in the united states. it is as excited for me as for the couple. i feel their feeling at this moment. i feel how guy nervous and i feel how excited his girlfriend became or his boyfriend became whether he got down on one knee. i feel all these feelings and i
almost feel the same and i gives me a lot of energy. they always very surprised about it. it's a huge deal for them because they can share these amazing pictures with their friends with their family. >> magic moment. vlad has shot more than 200 pictures in the last year. up next, our photo of the day. day.
>> reporter: this morning the two black boxes are now in jakarta being analyzed. the flight date recorder took only 15 minutes to download. crews will focus on the voice recorder. >> inspect the condition of the unit if it is all okay then they start let's say with downloading process. >> reporter: investigators hope this will help them put together what led to the aircraft crashing into the sea with 162 on board. they believe hor bodies will be found in the plain's fuselage. >> i also told the families of crash victims that if the system is stopped it doesn't mean the search operation is stopped in total. we will continue with the search operation. >> for the family members the wait is agonizing. >> this is no wait to find them.
doesn't matter what condition they're in. as long as they are found that's what i want. >> in surabaya candles were lit to remember students. adrian fernando's grand plotting is hoping for any news. >> we will not give up. even though it's been nearly a month we're not giving up hope that they will be recovered. >> reporter: john terret, al jazeera. >> in sri lanka today hundreds of thousands of people turned out to witness history. pope francis canonizing the first saint. >> many camped overnight for extended families for what they described as the biggest day of their lives.
teresa traveled to manila from the spowt. >> i've never had an -- from the south. >> i've never had the privilege. it's a dream to be here. >> reporter: for hundreds of thousands of people who attended mass here in colombo it was the chance of a lifetime to see the head of the catholic church and be blessed by him. pope francis is here to canonize joseph voss. he was persecuted by the dutch. more than 1700 took part in the mass. the 78-year-old pontiff said reconciliation is important struggling to come to terms after almost 30 years of civil war.
>> not in discrimination hatred and violence but in respect for the dignity and freedom of ring commitment to the welfare of all. >> reporter: catholics are a minority in sri lanka. they hope the goodwill created by the first papal visit here in 20 years will help unite people of all faiths in what has been a deeply divided country. manel fernandez, al jazeera colombo. >> iran's nuclear program five permanent members plus germany want iran to limit nuclear production in exchange for sanctions. kerry and his iranian counterpart spoke behind closed doors for five hours today.
both want to reach agreement about iran's nuclear capable before the deadline. the importance of getting shots in the wake of a measles outbreak. stories at 11:00 earn. our picture of the day a heartwarming side to the syrian refugee crisis. these baby brothers were born on new year's day in lebanon's baka valley. two are sleeping, in freezing weather, babies are being cevment warm and thatkeptwarm and they are loved. i'm paul beban. "america tonight" is next.
>> on "america tonight." robbed on the job. workers in this country losing millions of dollars in wages each year. and many don't even know what the law says they deserve. >> a lot of times people think sweatshops as garment third world countries. we're saying right here in the united states all kinds of workers are being sweated. and one aspect of being sweated is being robbed of your wages. >> "america tonight's" christof putzel