>> making progress in the nuclear talks with iran. >> the iranian foreign minister is saying that we have made great progress and going as far as to say that on wednesday they hoped to reconvene to start drafting the terms of a final agreement with time running out the deadline extended to reach agreement on iran's nuclear programme the crisis in yemen intensifies. >> translation: whenever we feel there's a need for a ground offensive, we will not hesitate to carry it out
a new day in nigeria. former ruler muhammadu buhari defeats the current president and outsmarting the u.s. >> it's the latest sign of the ways in which the u.s. is challenged on the global stage american allies join a chinese-led invest. bank -- investment bank despite objections from the white house good evening, i'm antonio mora we begin with breaking news on the iranian nuclear talks in switzerland. iran's foreign minister zarif briefed reporters saying a final resolution is expected to be drafted wednesday, after marathon negotiations. the parties agreed earlier to extend the talks. they have ended for the night and will reconvene tomorrow.
according to u.s. officials, several issues need to be resolved. simon mcgregor-wood is in lausanne switzerland with the developments. >> reporter: a session with all the foreign ministers, including iranians had broken up. we heard from a european official that they'd reconvene at political director level in the early hours of wednesday, coming back to discuss further technical issues and we hear comments attributed to the iranian foreign minister speaking positively about progress having been made and his hopes were that during the talks of late wednesday, the foreign ministers would get back together and even start working on a draft of the final agreement. then we had comments on the russian wire services presumably as sergey lavrov the russian foreign minister left the plenary session saying there was more or less agreement on all the key issues.
so too, a senior crucial participant in the talks, coming out in the last few minutes, saying that things suddenly started to go better and it was a prospect we understand of them starting to draft an agreement at some point later on wednesday, when they reconvened. they had broken but the news seems to be positive simon mcgregor-wood in lausanne. now we are joined by mike viqueira at the white house. president obama got an update on the talks. what do we know about what he learnt? >> it was the president's second opportunity to speak with his negotiating team in switzerland. he spoke from the situation room. you see the familiar scene - the president flanked by vice president joe biden, susan rice and others left behind. john kerry, wendy sherman. also there happying with the technical details. we know that the white house refuses to say - here is the
mantra let me put it to thu way. nothing is done until everything is done. they are not giving any indication that they are as close to a deal as some diplomats that are leaving the meetings in wits have indicated. earlier today the state department and the white house left open the possibility that the deadline would slide past midnight. this is the deadline by the united states, and no other party, and the white house said it was arbitrary, take it would continue into tomorrow but they gave an indication that they would not agree if they did not think they were close. there's a practical deadline coming up. no one expected it to go that far. that's when congress returns. if there's no deal all bets are off. >> all that said mike about the optimism earlier in the day the state department referred to these as difficult talks, and said there were issues that needed to be resolved.
it didn't sound optimistic. do we know what they are talking about. >> most of the sticking points we peaced together. john kerry has been in switzerland for the end game talks since thursday. it revolves around the ability of rain to breach an agreement. what is involved in a breach is negotiating the centrifuges. and where it would put the iranian that it has. the results of some of this programme - there was talk a couple of days ago, shipping it off to russia. if it stays in iran that shortens the break. negotiations over the number of inspections, and key on the iranian side the sanctions that crippled the iranian economy. everyone including the white house and experts say that brought iran to the table for the negotiations.
has brought them to almost a deal. rain wants the actions lifted as quickly as possible while president obama and the western powers say it must be gradual as we see iran is complying with a deal. >> thank you the reason a nuclear deal with iran is worry some is tehran's influence and beyond. it was teamed a state sponsor of terrorism. the state department says iran backs the houthi rebels and stands with syria and its president bashar al-assad and hezbollah. they receive weapons, funding and training from iran. as a result the fighters have been involved in syria's war against opposition forces and i.s.i.l. as well. iran supports hamas. that relationship is said to be strained because the conflict in syria. troip -- tehran is known to
fund others as well. for more we are joined by joseph costa, the leader of the truman national security prospect nuclear aspiration group. and jones us from b c. god to have you with us. the nuclear talk. i don't know that we can get any more mixed signals out of lausanne. the iranians and russians optimistic. the americans not so much. what do you read into all of this? >> i think this is an indication of how challenging and complex this set of negotiations has been and will continue to be. i think what will come out of this is a general statement that will provide an outline of areas that all parties can talk about, looking towards a hard deadline june 30th. when the joint statement of work will come to end. i think we'll see a few areas
where the parties agree the gaps and the detail and organise the tech a call groups. it's an indication of how hard the issues are. >> that was the plan coming up with a framework, it wouldn't be a final deal. when i hear you say outline, do you think they may be backing off. reports were that the framework would mean an 80% - 80% towards a final agreement. do you think it will be less than that? >> i think it will be less than that and will leave enough generalityies that there'll be fudging going on. and could be widely interpreted. they'll want to show positive momentum and show they have done more with the talks to stave off some of the opponents with the negotiations and they'll have to be direct and honest. and clear on where the gaps
remain, and what they'll have to work hard on for the next few months. >> talking about staving off the opponents. that will be an issue. we have politics getting in the way of both sides. we have hard liners not wanting to give up and people in washington on both sides of the aisle. not just an opposition. calling for a tougher deal. >> that's correct. i think what you have. you see the senator chuck schumer from new york in line to be the next minority leader and the senate. coming out clearly stating his concerns with the agreement. looking at the potential legislation next month. that can be concerning. where you might garner a veto-proof majority.
where we stand now, congress will allow this with a bit of noise to play out until the end of june. stakes are high. hard decisions will be made. if nothing is concluded by the end of june. we'll find ourselves in more difficult changing circumstances where another extension may be costly. >> do you think that in the end if an agreement is reached your group, your focus on nonproliferation are you sure that any result we get to will stop iran getting a bomb assuming they want a bomb. >> i wouldn't say comfortable. what you hope to see in the final details, is that ver ifs and support measures and strong and robust enough to provide yourself with room that if iran made a political decision to pursue a nuclear weapon that
there would be enough trip wires. we are entering new tehran where there's not an historical case of the type of mechanisms that will be imposed on iran for this to be acceptable to the international community. so it's important we get this right, and it's important that this is a good deal and we don't just accept any deal. >> it's good to have your input, costa, from the national security project iran is claiming a victory in the fight against i.s.i.l. iraqi forces reached the center of town. he congratulated the troops in a tweet. the iraqi offensive to retake tikrit began this month and stalled until the u.s.-led coalition launched air strikes against i.s.i.l. targets president obama said the u.s. would reinstate aid to egypt's territory, and reordered missiles and fighter jets that
had been on hold since the overthrow of mohamed mursi's government. it's necessary for u.s.-national security in an unstable region in nigeria, a win by the opposition party presidential candidate. president goodluck jonathan was defeated by about 3 million votes. muhammadu buhari ruled in 1983, briefly, and now unseated a president by democratic means. we have more. >> reporter: it's fourth time lucky for muhammadu buhari the 72-year-old major general spending the last decade trying to win the presidency. now he has it. what do we know of a man leading africa's largest economy. he ruled nigeria before but for only 20 months after taking part in a military coup. when in power, the former military leader gaoled journalists without charge.
he considers himself a convert to democracy and has changed. >> he comes with a history of not being corrupt. the country in the worst stages of corruption - this would be something that could be changed, that people want to see. >> reporter: the state is celebrating. muhammadu buhari was born here. me is a phil arny background, and is a muslim. much support comes from the north. he is considered humble and highly disciplined. when he was in power he introduced a policy called the war against indiscipline. in which committing fraud could result in a death penalty and being late for work meant performing frog jumps if you were a civil servant. perhaps the desire for order will help him deal with boko haram. he has experience of their
violence. in 2014 muhammadu buhari narrowly escaped death after a suicide attack on the car, as it travelled to the north. 42 were killed. boko haram won't be his only worry. >> the oil price drop has seen nigeria's government lose 50% of its revenues this year. while he's promised to deliver big, big spending in the public sector he will not be able to deliver it, and how he convinces the electorate that key cuts will be made it will be a difficult place for him. >> muhammadu buhari promised to reduce unemployment reduce education and public services. his first challenge to reconcile a country divided. >> let's bring in paul from washington d.c. good to have you with us
professor, as we mentioned. he is the first opposition candidate. if he is a peaceful transition this is a transition that democracy is deepening in nigeria. >> this is a triumph of democratic forces in nigeria. unprecedented. >> the incumbent wins. the coalition of four political managed to obtain widespread support. in states that normally do not vote for northern muslim. he put together an alliance and is known for being someone who is not corrupt in a regime in a country known for prove lickate corruption. >> a couple of things that you mentioned. as we heard.
muhammadu buhari is a former general. in light of that are you convinced that he is committed to democracy? >> yes, i'm convinced he's committed to democracy, but the institutional framework of democracy has changed. he's in an alliance with a techno accuratic group of allies in the south-west a different situation from 30 years ago. we learn after 30 years. important for nigeria is to rebuild the army the federal state has almost collapsed in terms of security. there's widespread kidnapping. insecurity in the countryside and boko haram. >> lots of references to the army... >> it offers the possibility of rebuilding that. >> the army is les well equipped. i want to address boko haram. you brought up the divisions within nigeria. muhammadu buhari is a muslim
from the north. goodluck jonathan is a christian from the south. is there a danger that the divisions within nigeria won't be reconciled and coulde exacerbated. >> the divisions - this election shows that it's possible for muhammadu buhari to carry states that are non-muslim. other states and to carry large proportions of states in the middle best. that shows it's possible for nigerians to be aware for the need for security and rebuilding the nation. the cleavages are there, there's up to 350 ethnic groups in nigeria, but the nigeria citizens are staggeringly terrified of insecurity and wish to abolish the corruption they've been living under for 5.5 years. one of the big challenges. boko haram, goodluck jonathan
and forces from other african countries had some success against them. it's a great challenge facing nigeria. goodluck jonathan had been criticized for his weak response for the kidnapping of hundreds of girls, do nigerians expect muhammadu buhari to be more effective in battling boko haram. >> definitely. it's part of the support for muhammadu buhari from different communities in nigeria. it was the former governor of the north-east zone seizing territories. the recent government moves, including mercenaries, depending on the troops from chad do not solve the problem. there needs to be police security administration in the areas to be able to cope with boko haram. muhammadu buhari has the capacity why and discipline to inspire people to return to the
areas, and has the potential to negotiate and hive off people who will be supporting boko haram, because of his experience and credibility. >> an important country, the largest economy africa it's good to hear you are hopeful. professor, good to have you with us two of our al jazeera colleagues are still being detained by the nigeria military. ahmed idris, and ali mustafa, were embedded with the military before they were detained. they were held in their hotel in maiduguri for the past week. al jazeera is demanding their release. >> a record day for the israeli knesset. 28 female and 28 arabs were among the 128 leaders sworn in. they pledged loyalty to israel and laws. most of the lawmakers left the room to avoid singing the national anthem. prime minister binyamin netanyahu used his swearing in address to condemn the iranian
♪ with the fastest in-home wifi and millions of hotspots xfinity is perfect for people who love fast. don't miss furious 7 in theaters april 3rd. up. the german airline lufthansa now says it knew the co-pilot of the germanwings plane that crashed had a history of mental health challenges. when he returned to pilot training in 2009 he told the airline he went through severe depression. the c.e.o. owned by lufthansa released a statement about the crash. >> the loss of germanwings flight 9525 is without a doubt, one of the biggest national tragedies that we have ever faced.
150 people have lost their lives in the shocking disaster. we deeply mourned this loss and wish to express our most sincere sympathy to the relatives of the victims. lufthansa offered aid to the victims, who are about $54,000 per family. in turkey a 6 hour hostage standoff came to an end. a high profile prosecutor and two captors were killed after a shoot-out in an istanbul courthouse. bernard smith is in istanbul. gun fire from a 6th floor office in the istanbul main criminal court. police special forces stormed the room where a prosecutor was being held at gunpoint by two armed men from a banned markist group. the gunmen were killed. the critically injured rushed to
hospital. doctors unable to save him. >> translation: we are as a state do not see the attackers charging the prosecutor at the same time it was aimed at turkish justice, democracy and the citizens of turkey. >> the prosecutor nehm it had been investigating the death of a 14-year-old teenager who had been hit by a tear gas during the summer of 2013. the parents say the investigation into the death has been too slow. the hostage takers wanted the prosecutor to reveal the names of the police officers suspected of firing the tear gas. >> translation: the death saddens all of us. >> reporter: central to the police investigation into how this unfolded is how the armed
gunmen were able to get the weapons into the courthouse. al jazeera has been told by sources that everywhere going into the court is searched except the lawyers. >> the parents called on the gunmen not to kill the prosecutor. blood cannot be washed with blood, they said turkey experienced its worse power outage in 15 years. dozens of 81 provinces were affected including ankara and istanbul. trains were halted millions lost power. the prime minister said the likely cause was a problem with transmission lines. amnesty international says governments around the world executed fewer people in 2014 than the year before. the agency believes it's a sign of support. al jazeera's erica pitzi explains how high-profile cases in the u.s. may be driving the
decline. >> according to amnesty international, the numbers of people known to have been executed worldwide as seven. saudi arabia iraq united states were among those leading. several states in the u.s. and ohio and oklahoma came under fire for boxing executions carried out by drug injections. witnesses say death row inmates suffered for almost 30 minutes before he died. according to an investigation by the associated press, lethal injections are suppose to take half that time. >> he after 2 minutes began to gag audibly. >> literally gag. it begoings gloat. cases like that is why the american pharmacists adopted a policy on monday discouraging
62,000 members from providing drugs for executions. some opinions may shift, amnesty international says there's a long way to do. china calls the use of the death penalty a state secret. >> we challenged china to disclose the figures on the death penalty. >> as for the global figures. amnesty international says the numbers are down. the numbers condemned to death went up 30%. a dire warning from the u.n. on the humanitarian situation in yemen. coming up, why the intensity of the fighting is leading to a rising death toll of the incident. and a call for help to feed millions of syrians devastated by the civil war.
welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm antonio mora. ahead in this half hour of international news intense fighting in yemen. a warning is made about the country being on the verge of collapse. how china is harnessing economic power to compete with western banks. first, we are following breaking news on the iranian nuclear talks. iran's foreign minister expects delegates to work on a draft resolution tomorrow. negotiators missed a deadline to have a preliminary agreement in place. it appears they are close. russia's minister sergey lavrov sold reporters that all aspects of a deal are in place. yemen could be an the verge of a collapse. that's according to the united nations high commissioner of human rights and calls the situation alarm, with dozens of
civilians kill. over the past few months shia houthi rebels have taken over parts of the country. a coalition of sunni states began a campaign of air strikes, leading to fighting in the conflicts. saudi arabia ground troops clashed with fighters along the borders. they appear to be threatening a fishing route. >> reporter: air strikes target houthi motions in southern yemen. saudi army say forces loyal to the deposed president are advancing to try and capture the seaport city of aden. forces loyal to president abd-rabbu mansour hadi play a crucial role in the military intervention. they are the ones to provide intelligence on houthi fighters
seen here trying to set up a checkpoint on the outskirts of aden. moments later, the check point is hit. armed vehicles tanks, missile launchers are struck. there is a houthi presence inside and around the city of aden. we intensified attacks north of aden. fighters feel the heat. they'll target them. the houthi are straight to get into the city so they can take over. >> reporter: saudi arabia said its military campaign will take time accusing iran of helping the houthis to destabilize the region. >> translation: iran and hezbollah train houthis, if they are in yemen, they'll meet the same fate as houthis. let me stress we will not allow anyone to provide assistance to the houthis. >> reporter: the oil-rich country is rallying
international support. riyadh says attacks will stop in the houthis pull out from the cities, and recognise abd-rabbu mansour hadi as a legitimate leader. we are not war monningers. we are ready. yemen's national security is part of the g.c.c. >> reporter: for the time being air strikes continue showing no signs of slowing down. there's no indications that the saudis will send troops into yemen in the near future the aftermath of the saudi strikes have been devastating. people that live near the airport surveyed the damage from an overnight raid. five houses were levelled by one plast. no one was killed. nearby residents fled the area after an air strike last week. a separate strike hit a refugee camp killing 40 people.
that camp had been tape over by houthi fighters. humanitarian programs across yemen have been disrupted or suspended since the start of military intervention. the need is growing. the numbers tell a staggering story. according to the u.n. and other agencies 13.1 million lack safe water and sanitation. 10 pay 5 lack access to food and more than 800,000 children are said to be acutely malnourished. 334,000 yemenis have been displaced, and of $6 million requested by aid agencies less than half has been delivered so far. joining us now is ibrahim, a legal worker for the constitutional center for human rights. he's a yemeni analyst. >> you have family in yemen, you are in touch with them. would they agree with the human rights commissioner that the country is on the brink of
collapse. >> the country is completely under collapse. like you said yemen have about 2500 people, and 13 million are basically living under the poverty line. with the roads, no one has access to anything other are than the food and stuff at homes. >> nothing is coming in. >> nothing is coming in nothing is going out. yemen is disconnected from the rest of the world. the airspace is taken by the coalition, the seaports and bombing of the entire country. >> what are you hearing from your family. they have stayed in sanaa, the capital. >> yes, i have brothers and friends in the capital. they have nowhere to go. people are afraid of being targeted by the sky and by the land. for example, you know the air strikes being bombed in the capital city and aden but
militias on the ground. and the city - i have friends who basically say they cannot - can't leave their houses. not only that but the violence and the bodies - the dead bodies in the street are accumulated and scattered over the streets. people cannot leave their houses. also the number of groups for example, in the city of aden are like many groups fighting each other. >> you have the houthis, the supporters of abd-rabbu mansour hadi. it goes on. we have tribesman as well. we have the tribesman and a capital in the south. they have the public committee. the south and the public committees along with military loyal to the current president. the houthi militia, with their own committees and the military that is loyal to them and hardy.
these people are fighting inside the capital, and south aden, and they are killing each other. yemenis lookalike. >> it's hard to know who is who. >> and it's in the middle of eternal wars. >> i know you think the international community has do more. what can they do if it's dangerous to be there? >> i think the saudi-led coalition needs to stop bombing. >> and what. let the houthi fighters run rampant. >> they need to support movement on the ground. they need to ship in food and medical supplies. that needs to be done immediately. >> as i ask, if they stop bombing, is that not a capitulation in allowing the houthis to take power. >> they need to support movement on the ground but the hardy army taking over trying to capture cities and tribes trying to push out the houthis.
it's a complicated situation, and a chaotic situation. >> and you think the bombing is making it worse. what about the united states. do you think the united states should be playing a significant role? >> the united states couldn't evacuate their own citizens. we have calls from family trying to leave the country. >> americas. >> there are hundreds of american families the number is in the thousands. a lot contacting the state department to find a plan to evacuate the yemeni americans. we have no current plan to evacuate the yemeni americans from yemen. india, pakistan somalia and china are evacuateing their own citizens while the u.s. assists in the logistical and other means. and they couldn't get their own citizens out. the situation is chaotic.
they need to intervene at this point. sending in food and medical devices, to stop the bombing and bringing the groups together. >> to the negotiating table to negotiate peace. >> yes. >> good to have you with us as always. >> the u.s. pledged to provide $5 million in humanitarian assistance. samantha power made the announcement at a conference in kuwait. the u.s. is working at the u.n. refugee agency to provide food water. america has given 3.7 million of aid to the syrian people. the u.s. money is a fraction of what the u.n. says it needs to help syrian refugees. stefanie dekker reports. >> what this conference means is that syria's war is nowhere near over and millions of syrians are gent on handouts. it's a call for donors to dig
deem. >> stability is buckling under the weight of the syrian crisis. nearly half of the country's men, women and children have been forced to flee their homes. >> over a million refugees came to lebanon. while money is pledged. what does it mean for those that need it. >> the u.n. used to provide $30 a month. now it's cut to $19. do you think $1 a day is enough for someone to live on. it is supposed to help with rent. we have never received it once. >> ox fam issued a report where it said donor countries do not come through on the money promised in public. >> the u.s. says it received most of the funds. donor money is coming at an increasing pace. this is what we'd like to
highlight. >> 1.2 million refugees - many are made up of syrians who lost just about everything. they may be alive, but there's no dignity for living like this. refugees need to renew their registration with the united nations. that's what most of these people will do. it's a reminder none will go home. it's why agencies say they need the donors to keep on giving otherwise they will not cope with their needs. >> reporter: everyone tells us they don't want to be here the situation is desperate. donors in kuwait is a long way up. >> 80 nations are leading. we have a crisis. let them solve the crisis in a positive way, and everyone can go back to the homes in syria, rather than pledging the money, solve the crisis so everywhere
comes home. >> a political solution is nowhere near. that means the people and millions of others will remain reliant banking with china. why the u.s. is worried about the newly formed beijing ledge financial institution an outraged milk farmer protests in europe. the protest is billed as good for consumers, but they say it's bad for business.
surrounding the bank. >> reporter: from london to paris, u.s. to brisbane - u.s. allies are ignoring washington's wishes and rushing to join the china investment bank. >> it's a way the u.s. is challenged on the multi national stage. >> reporter: the u.s. voiced concerns that the china-led bank could lack transparency. underlining the reservations is a loss of u.s. clout. the china led bank is poised to travel the world bank. u.s.-dominated lenders that give washington outside influence over the political and economic policies of developing nations, and which failed to keep pace with asia's growing infrastructure. thanks to congress failing to pass reforms that would make
more financing available. >> world bank reforms are going ahead. they are stalled, and there's a sense that the west bank is less and less able to meet the challenges. >> china is increasingly harnessing massive foreign exchange reserves to build alternatives to western dominated lenders. beijing joined forces with brazil russia india and south africa to create the development bank. china announced a silk road fund to boost connectivity in asia. they are trying to discourage allies. washington turned it into a test of the diplomatic strengths. judging from the roster of nations willing to sign op. it's a test the united states failed. the west bank the international
monetary fund said they will cooperate with the aiib christine lagarde says there's room for all. >> manyier the better. there's work to be done. infrastructure is not in short supply. >> joining us is an, a professor of economics february and a china analyst. >> good to have you with us. let's start with the brode geopolitical question. the united states allowed this. allies have gone ahead and become founders of the bank. some referred to it as a spectacular failure. is this a signal that the balance of power is moving east to china? well i would say the balance has been moving that way over the last few years that we have seen. china initiated a lot of things
and little by little they gain more influence, and given they are the largest trading nation a lot thing that china tipped the balance i would say that you know the u.s. reaction really feels like a knee-jerk reaction because japan, in the '90s wanted to initiate something similar, creating a regional imf. when they approached the u.s. they bauked at it and japan was a u.s. ally. this seems to be something that the u.s. just automatically rejects outright. and they need to develop a new attitude. >> what does the u.s. have to fear. why is it opposed to this faith. isn't it much ado about nothing. right now the bank will have a fraction of the money that the
west bank on it own has to invest in infrastructure. is it much ado about nothing? >> well i would say the u.s. is concerned because china was a back order country. a few decades ago. suddenly they are an economic power house. and u.s. projects where this could go and given that the west bank has not made loans, they made standarded that most counting for loans meet the threshold. there's a lot of opportunity not met. and it's easy for the aaib to surpass the west bank in lending in the not too distant future. >> there's trillions of dollars in asia alone. there's a lot of money. it's what you brought up.
china has been throwing its weight around in asia. is there a concern that this will give china more power. >> probably yes. i think that china by creating all the initiatives, to me seems like they are recreating what they had thousands of years ago. the tributary system in which the nations that they traded with back then basically didn't gang up together to fight china the way european nations gang up to fight each other. the other nations basically saw china's way to piggyback and improve fortunes and china was able to keep the piece in asia than longer than the democracies in the west. i would say that china has seen what has happened history and
seen what they have done with their own immediate experience lately, and i think that this is truly a model they can export. and that's what they are trying to pursue. >> it will be interesting to see how this plays out. they are making conciliatory noises. good to have you with us. thank you. >> it may be a breakthrough for gay rights in japan, a distribute in tokyo voted to legal lies same-sex marriage and grant couples the same rights as strait couples. the ordinance ply to a particular ward and is not legally binding. leaders are planning an aggressive educational campaign on l.g.b.t. issues. at 11:00 p.m. we look at the backlash from indiana's new religious freedom law. the governor promised to fix the law but said it is being
misinterpreted in america. details later on al jazeera. >> there's a milk mutiny under way in belgium. dozens of farmers burnt the company demracks of several multinational dairy -- flag of several multinational dairy corporations. there'll no longer be the numbers produced. small farms say they will not be able to compete and milk prices will plulg it it may look like the sanaa getty plains, but this is far from africa a deadly storm tears across germany, packing hurricane-strength winds.
volunteers piled sandbags near the rivers. more rain is expected. in other parts of india rescue workers recovered a dozen bodies from flash floods and landslide. wind pounded germany, disrupting train travel. heavily window brought down trees and parts of buildings. officials say it was the strongest storm to hit germany in years. >> in our global view segment we lock at how news outlets are reacting to various event. greece was the focus of an editorial. the headlines reads time for realism and compromise. because a greek exit from the eurozone would weaken the e.u., there must be room for negotiation, and they must walk a fine line to prevent the exit from happening.
>> india's the hindu weighs in on the situation in yemen, warning that it could be heading to a fate like syria. the editor writing: norway's area focuses on the nigerian elections. under the head line the choice shows that nigeria is a divided country. it hilts the sectarian divide of africa's country and mutual disrupt could lead to a repeat of post-election violence in 2011. in our off the radar segment. in an afghan game pork the story begins 40 years ago when ferdinand marcos imported hundreds of animals.
we explain what happened next it is dubbed a peace of africa in the philippines. this safari park is home to almost 300 endangered animals. the island is a top tourist destination, the mark is the least of known attractions. flor line has been working here. he tells me the story how it was envisioned after a strip in africa. in 1976 over 100 animals were shipped, evicting more than 200 families in the process. the markuses were known to have stolen billions of dollars. this was to be a private zoo. eventually he was overthrown by people's power.
caretakers continue to work often the salaries paid for many months. there's though resident doctor here no clinic and not a single working vehicle. poaching is a problem. 20 animals are killed here every year. care takers say they do not have enough park rangers to police the perimeters. wardens stayed for decades, all for the love of the animals. >> my dream is to become a safari farm. although i could say also that this is and will remain a safari park, because that's the only thing that we can maintain through the income the project. >> reporter: for many years it was closed off from the public neglected by the national government. the things are starting to pick up again.
around 70 visitors come here almost every day. >> and there are talks of a new private investor that will help improve its facilities. this team are happy. it may mean the park will be known for its unique attractions, and not as a reminder of the excessives rule by the marcoses palestinians will officially become members of the international criminal court on wednesday. coming up tomorrow night, what that could mean for war crimes charges against israel and how the move could backfire. that is it for today's version of al jazeera america international news. "america tonight" is up next. i'll see you again in an hour.
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