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determined to show that barbados can lead they way towards a more sustainable future this is it al jazeera america, live from new york. i'm erica pitzi. and here are the top stories - a car bomb explodes in turkey's capital. at least 34 are dead, and dozens more injured a mass shooting in the ivory coast, gunmen storm three beach front hotels opening fire on guests. >> i came to this country when i was five years old. my dad went through hell to get citizenship.
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we did it by the book ... one day after a security scare, a thumbs up moment for donald trump, when a man comes on stage to support his policy on immigration governor john kasich leading the latest poll in his home state of ohio, before tuesday's g.o.p. primaries, but the news is not so great for senator marco rubio in florida. tough talk from the u.s. and france as the nation's claim the syrian government is purposely trying to sabotage peace talks. and we begin with chaos on the streets of turkey's capital ankara, 34 people are dead, and 125 are wounded after a car bomb exploded at a clouded transportation hub. turkish police are blaming
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turkish militants for the blast. al jazeera's paul brennan has more. >> reporter: the bombers targeted an area of a park and square, comprising a bus station, commercial center and gardens, timed to strike at the crowds. there were chaotic scenes in the aftermath. in a statement the government's office says the blast was caused by a car bomb. other reports suggested it was a suicide attack. the prime minister convened an emergency security meeting. the area is close to government buildings. a fleet of ambulances treated many victims, fire crews brought in to douse the flames and deal with the wreckage of vehicles caught up in the blast. a bus was destroyed. >> there was a woman sitting behind me. her seat blew away. something hit me here, and pierced through. there was a car, a black car. five or six died in the bus.
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the neck of one severed. something pierced me through here. i have one in my arm. >> turkey has been hit by a spate of attacks since the middle of last year. last month 29 people, mainly military personnel, were killed in a suicide car bomb attack which was claimed by a group calling itself the kurdistan freedom full cans. in a gesture, the pro-kurdish htp party condemned the attack and expressed condolences for the victims, sunday's attack coming two days after the embassy issued a warning for ankara, asking citizens to avoid specific areas of the city. the area of the blast has been sealed off by large numbers of police and security forces. a major investigation is under way, including detailled forensic examination. >> joining me from washington dv is blaze, the director of national security at the
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bipartisan policy center. thank you for joining us. >> good to be with you. >> who do you think is behind this latest attack. >> well it's too early to tell. and one of the unfortunate things is that the list of enemies that could have perpetrated this against turkey is long. we had bombings by i.s.i.s., and by kurdish splinter groups. in the past couple of years the bashar al-assad regime carried out attacks in turkey. the list of suspects is long. it is important to make sure the facts are in. in the past turkey rushed to judgment, only to be wrong. it's better to wait until we have more evidence to see who is behind this. turkey's ceasefire with the p.k. p.k.k. ended in july. do you think it's a consequence of that. >> it's entirely possible. the last attack was carried out by a group that seemed to be tied to the fight. it's possible that the
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resumption of violence in the south-east is proceeding to the rest of the country, unfortunately, this is the third attack in six months in ankara. why are we seeing an uptick in violence in turkey now? >> this is the fifth attack in turkey. we saw an attack in istanbul, and on the syrian boarder a couple of months ago as well. it's because turkey is in a dangerous neighbourhood. with the civil war in syria and iraq. and the conflict between turkey and the p.k.k. there's a lot of violence, and turkey's policies did little to improve the stability of the region, between keeping the borders opened long enough. to resuming the conflict with the p.k.k. we have a much more unstable turkey than 2-3 weeks ago.
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we have been talking about the rise of wall, with a raid with a paper that ran an article. do you think this has anything to do with that? >> not directly. when you have a government focused on exposing newspapers, because it's a terrorist threat. instead of going after the real terrorists that exist in a county, you have, perhaps, mismatched priorities between reality and what is sign by the government as a priority. secondly, in the midst of the attacks, you see the authoritarianism of the government coming out. there's a ban media. they cannot show picture or talk about what is happening. citizens in turkey are kept from the truth. there are reports from turkey
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that other social media is not being accessed. that they may keep people talking about what is going on. that's worrisome. there's not going to be the plt political pressure needed. >> in turkey, there are conspir si theories that the government could be behind the attack. is there evidence of that? >> there is, but what people are talking about is the penalty of an attack, they said in ankara, certain neighbourhoods in ankara. if the police had enough information to warn the u.s. embassy about this, why weren't they able to catch the perpetrators before carrying out the attacks. that is fuelling some conspiracy theories. >> we know washington called on turkey to stop bombing kurdish positions inside syria.
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are the turks listening. if not. what more can the u.s. do to stablilize the situation, especially with the i.s.i.l. strongholds close by. >> it's a complicated situation, and one that goes back five years, where the u.s. government have had different priorities and visions of what should happen in syria, turkey is convinced that the number one threat in syria is a close second, and behind it are the kurds. the u.s. has been focused on i.s.i.s., and see the kurds ass partners. until that fundamental mismatch of priorities is addressed, until the two countries start operating on the same page and see the same threat and friends, it'll be hard for them to work together to address what is a treading instability and security threats throughout the
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region. >> sounds like a complicated situation. >> thank you for joining us. >> al-qaeda is claiming responsibility for a deadly attack at a resort in the ivory coast. several gunmen opened fire on beach goers in the popular town, killing 14 people. al-qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attack. a third of its kind since november. we have more from neighbouring nigeria. >> the gun men were importantly roaming around on the beach. it's not clear how they were able to penetrate the hotels - whether they walked in, whether it was a planned event. it's just simply not clear. these are the questions obviously that many will be asking of the government and the security services. the ivory coast has managed to rebuild its image since the 2010-2011 post-election violence semicivil war. we have seen a huge return of identifierian people to the ivory coast, people coming back. just last week ivory coast was
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named as the best investment destination in west africa. and, of course, as we know from the attack, it's a popular destin aches, a popular tourist destination. people will be asking about the preparedness of the hotels, given the geographical location of countries like mali, and burkina faso, were the security forces on alert for something like this or not. these are questions that will be asked. it's a concern for many people in improvement your, and the region, people can wonder if they'll experience other attacks in the region. >> now, witnesses describe the terror they saw in the ivory coast today. >> i heard shots coming from over there. that's when i saw the criminals, i was surprised to see a guys,
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three people that were heavily armed. we found the guy here, they killed them at the same time. we were at the beach and we saw two people shooting with live crowned. we didn't know what was going on. they were shooting everywhere. in the water, every which way. i have no idea what they were doing to police officers were killed in the assault now to the u.s. presidential race, tuesday could be do or die for marco rubio, the senator is far behind donald trump in the polls. early voting ended today with nearly 2 million floridians having cast their ballots. vicente reynes joins us fr from -- -- robert ray joins us from orlando. what is the vibe with the marco rubio campaign? >> good evening. a great question for a great
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place. this is a room full of volunteers awaiting marco rubio to be here and speak off the cuff. there's no microphone. if you talk to some of the volunteers that have been calling registered voters, many of them are swaying toward donald trump, that's the word that i've gotten from a few different people i have talked to in the room, and the reason j, ordering to volunteers, they think that trump could win. >> reporter: a weekend to remember, for the wrong reasons, voters, protesters and candidates pulling out political tricks and analysts. take no prisoners, in what may be a decisive moment. >> i will campaign as long and hard as it takes. we'll two to the white house and win the nomination. donald trump could be unbeatable
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come wednesday night. >> millions of people will vote. it's not for marco. it's for us. if the latest numbers are accurate. that looks to be the case. a cbs news poll shows donald trump leading with 44% of the voters, ted cruz with half of that. marco rubio, in his home state, polling at 21%. ohio governor john kasich out of the picture at 9%. >> i think i'm not going anywhere, i'll just stay here. >> in ohio, another winner take all state with 66 delegates to snatch. donald trump and john kasich are deadlocked at 33%. and cruz is running short at 27%. and marco rubio barely registering at 5%. >> we have to get it. america needs it now. >> reporter: despite literally criss-crossing the state,
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senator marco rubio has not had much progress. he is well-known in the miami area, but across the rest of the sprawling state his political base and machine are average at best. meanwhile, bernie sanders pressures hillary clinton. but is polling behind the secretary of state in florida and ohio, the two that would yield the most delegates in the run-up to the convention and nomination. >> i know we can have good jobs with rising incoming again. join me, make it happen. let's work together. thank you so much. >> marco rubio expected to be in the room in a few words to talk to volunteers trying to get the word out. he thinks he has a chance, that he can get the home state of florida, and if he does, he feels he'll have that momentum.
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we look at the pom -- poll numbers. if marco rubio losing florida, and does not take other states, can his campaign go forward - same thing with cruz, with john kasich. donald trump seems to be out there killing numbers. >> absolutely, especially with marco rubio in third place in home state > robert ray live in home statement donald trump was back in illinois, two days after the cancellation of his rally in chicago. he spoke in blomming tonne, 2.5 hours south of the windy city. the difference was like night and day. >> do we love illinois, we love ill are donald trump said the rally in a hangar in illinois was the
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make-up rally for the one in chicago that was cancelled upon security concerns. thousands of trump supporters scared off against trump protesters. >> you call showed up at the same time. totally organized. trouble makers. >> reporter: trump supporter betty was in blooming tonne and chicago. >> i didn't like it. i didn't like it at all. it was very scary, and i think that they shut down our right to hear him speak she saw a more sympathetic crowd here in more conservative rural downstate illinois, and this time a few dozen trump critics stood in the rain. >> i hoped it wouldn't get so violent here. we just don't want his values in our area. and in what's become a trump rally ritual protesters south out and down by the crowd and were mocked by trump. >> get them out of here, get
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them out. and led away. [ chants ] >>. >> there seemed to be a lot of what was taking place, people trying to get their name out there, their face, their word out. >> reporter: matt said he had a serious reason for coming here, and this is it, the mitsubishi plant closed last fall, putting him and 1300 others out of work. they moved the operations to south-east asia. >> other countries sucking away our money, jobs, you close down your factories and manufacturing plants, and we are going to stop and keep our business here trump hit out at the usual targets. unfairness by the media. a promise to make better trade deals and build up the military, and ripped into illegal immigration, pulling a young man on staining wearing a t-shirt which red legal immigrant for trump. trump alluded to a desire to ban
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muslims entering the country, by reading a poem called a snake, a woman that takes in a wounded snake and nurses it back to help. instead of saying thank you that snake gave her a vicious bite. back in chicago, there's no plans yet to reschedule the cancelled rally. the latest poll much cook county republicans puts trump in a third, but it's downstate voters that gave him a statewide lead and he hopes victory in the tuesday primary now, trump says he may foot any forthcoming legal bills for a 78-year-old reporter charged with assault. the elderly man punched a protester in the face at a rally on wednesday. the demonstrator may have provoked the suspect said trump. >> from what i understand he was sticking a certain finger up in the air. and that is a terrible thing to
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do in front of somebody that, frankly, wants to see america made great again. i don't condone violence or what he did. put, you know what... >> it's possible you could help him with legal fees if the man needs it. >> i've instructed my people to look into it, yes now, the man punched in the face claims he did not go to the rally with the intention of protesting coming up in the next hour in "the week ahead", donald trump and race, as we head to a bigger week of primaries, a look at the visible and violent rise of racism among supporters. coming up at 8:30 eastern. coming up next. roxana saberi is in cleveland for a look at the show down in the buck eye state. >> ohio is holding primaries on tuesday. cleveland is looking to the g.o.p. convention. how the city is preparing for protests. that story is coming up.
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>> in germany, regional elections could spell trouble for angela merkel and her ruling party. the fall out from the acceptance of refugees in the country. >> in brazil, protesters taking to the streets, demanding the removal of their president. stay with us.
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french air accident investigators published the final report. deadly crash involving germanwings flight 9525. last march co-pilot andrea lube itch deliberately flew the plane
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into a french mountainside. paul brennan has more about the crash that killed all 150 people on board. >> no one could have survived what happened on march 24th. the goings flight disintegrated on impact. the debris, the bodies spread across 2 square kilometres of alpine hillside. the village is nearest to the site. there's a stone memorial to the victims here. the haunting question is whether the tragedy could have been avoided in the first place. andreas lube itch, the germanwings copilot expressed suicidal thoughts for years. his private doctor never informed aviation nor the airline of the danger he imposed. issuing a report on the wider issues, the french investigation team urged global changes in recommendations. >> translation: we recommend clearer rules that require
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health care providers to inform on the impact to public safety. >> there are 11 recommendations in total, including a call for medical checks to be made every three or six months, instead of annually. pilots with depression, would not necessarily be barred from flying but should be closely regulated and supported. there's no recommendation on changes to security of cockpit doors. victims' relatives want the law changed. >> it wasn't only an accident. it was a collapse where the safety advice from lufthansa did not work. it was approach that the pilot was ill and should never have sat in the cockpit. >> the family's lawyers were determined to sue the germanwings family in court. >> the lufthansa concerned ... >> translation: lufthansa is refusing to negotiate with american lawyers. more than 80 families got
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together and must litigate because lufthansa not cooperating. that is incomprehensible. >> reporter: the question now, how far and how quickly will the recommendations be adopted the french foreign minister says iran could face new sanctions from the e.u. following last week's missile tests, iran fired two ballistic missiles which france and the u.s. says violates u.n. resolutions. the the missilesened longer than the distance allowed, saying it poses a threat to countries in the region. foreign ministers will discuss the missile test tomorrow. >> tens of thousands held rallies across the country today they are calling for the resignation of dilma rousseff. blamed by many in brazil for
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letting the economy plunge into a worse reflection in 25 years. margo orteeinga has more. >> organizers estimate that millions turned out across brazil to call for the impeachment. of dilma rousseff. this is the largest demonstration since the corruption scandal broke out two years ago. that has to do with allies and members of government receiving a kickback and bribe in relation to state-owned oil companies petrogas, people are tired of being lied to and tired of the terrible state. here to lead them out of it. many saying it was possible. other politicians and members of the competition, saying potentially it breaks away from
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the government. this could turn the tide against julianark ruhfus. >> -- dilma rousseff next - a closer look at the show down in hoe. there's a lot at -- ohio. there's a lot at stake. in july, cleveland will be the home. a look at how the city is getting ready for the national spotlight. and in alaska. questions remain about a deadly incident during the world's longest dog sled race. it's a ticking time bomb. >>do you know what chemicals have been in that tank? >> my big brother didn't wake up the next day. al jazeera america's... >> today they will be arrested. >>they're firing canisters of gas at us. >> we have to get out of here.
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welcome back to al jazeera america, here is a look at top stories. gunmen kill 14 on the ivory coast resort town on sunday. the attackers targeted beach-goers. security forces killed six of the assailants. it's a popular destination for locals and tourists to the ivory coast. 34 are dead. and 125 wounded after a car bomb exploded in turkey's capital. the government suspects the kurdish workers party carried out the bombing. the pro-kurdish party condemned the attack. two days remain before the primary contest in ohio and florida. the two states on home turf for republican candidates john kasich and marco rubio. >> a loss by donald trump could put an end to their campaign.
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>> a poll of likely republican voters on tuesday shows john kasich and rubio have their work cut out for them. >> in illinois, donald trump is the favourite with 34%. followed by ted cruz. john kasich at 21%. marco rubio 21%. in his home state. marco rubio is 21 points behind donald trump, standing at 43%. and cruz in a near dead heat at 21%. >> in ohio it said winner take all contest john kasich is leading the field. donald trump fails at 33% and ted cruz at 19%. ohio and florida are winner take all contest among the five tats holding primaries on tuesday. >> now, ohio will remain in the election spotlight beyond
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tuesday. cleveland will pay host to the convention. it could be a contested one. city leaders are worried about unrest. especially after clashes broke out in chicago on friday. roxana saberi is live in cleveland. what are you hearing from city leaders? >> erica, city leaders tell us they have long been preparing for protests in july when the republican national convention kicks off in the arena behind me. some are worried with the arrest at trump rallies, that tensions here could heat up. >> this is the cleveland city leaders want the world to see. when the republican convention comes to town in july. >> we can showcase a city that can come back, that can take a punch and knows how to reinvent itself. >> reinvent through new businesses, a bombing heart scene and the return of an nba
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superstar. >> we have transformed. we think it's a great story to tell. >> but another story may steal the spotlight this summer with divisions in cleveland and across the country over issues like race, place, poverty and politics >> here is a guy throwing punches, nasty as hell when we are talking. >> it's hot and heavy. people want to be angry. >> activist protested outside a rally, saying they'll lead more compensations and expect they'll grow as the anti-trump movement intensifies. >> we want people to be safe and expression our constitutional right. >> others struggled to strike the manchester. cleveland says their city will do its best. >> if you break the law, you
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should be arrested. because you are roasted doesn't mean you have to stay in gaol until after the convention is over with. >> cleveland officials are preparing for thousands of protesters, and 5,000 delegates and alternates that arrived at the arena in july. some say they are worried as tensions rise, that it could boil over in cleveland. especially if there's no clear front-runner after the primaries, which means the convention could be contested. >> now it gets longer, hours get longer and the tension grows on the inside venue, but outside the venue, i don't think anyone is prepared for that. >> convention organizers say they will be. >> when you put on a 50,000 person plus event, we plan for a lot of contingencies, the possibility of a contested or open convention is one of those.
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>> all of city council is a failure. >> activists worry with or without, security and demonstrators could clash, as they did in protests over the acquittal of a police officer in the death of two unarmed people. >> that is a worry. that's when people are hurt, or incarcerated, wrongly incarcerated. >> some of the things you put in place is money. >> the city is giving police special training, coordinating with special koournt terrorism units and looking to by riot gear. >> city officials are trying to find the balance between protecting public safety and the right to free speech. what do you think about that? >> it's a great public relations statement. income, the city's number one, and their soul concern, is to have a convention that makes the
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attendees happy if you take a look to my left, you can see a street surrounding the arena. a concern is security officials won't let them on to the streets when the convention begins, they want to get close enough to the delegates to make voices heard. we reached out to the mayor's office and the police department to talk about their plans for the protests, but they do not want to comment at this time. >> all right. let's talk about the candidates here: john kasich and trump have been taking jabs at each other. >> they have been swiping at each other. donald trump at a rally blamed john kasich, and for his part accused donald trump of creating
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a toxic environment causing people to come together in violence. patricia sabga live in queensland, thank you. >> in germany, and an anti-immigrant party had big wins in several elections, a t setback for german chancellor angela merkel, who faced intense criticism since opening borders to a million refugees. evander kane reports. >> these are supporters of the right win populist party. it's become the focal point for opposition to angela merkel's refugee policies. sunday, that opposition brought it electoral success across germany. the high point was here. >> translation: results are fantastic across the board. we have the top result here. >> translation: understanding. the route is an obligation to take the voices of voters
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seriously and talk straight to the parliament. >> reporter: the problem is no matter how successful here and across germany on sunday, no other main party is prepared to work with them in coalition. so they will not enter government. which means the vote they have received is just a protest vote against the policies of the coalition government. >> for the ruling c.d.u. there was consolation in remaining the largest party. the state premier is from the c.d.u. sunday night he hailed the party's showing in his own state. >> we managed to win with a good margin. we have the same votes as five years ago, when we were in a different situation, a different party landscape this election campaign has been dominated by the refugee crisis. with many suggesting the vote was a referendum on the pop sis
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of angela merkel. his popularity slumped as the in flux of refugees grew. in recent weeks her approval rating recovered somewhat, not in time to save party leaders. where the c.d.u.'s main opponents were victorious. and candidates won seats at the expense of the established parties. one political scientist told me why he felt voters chose i.s. d. they fear that they could be a solution to the refugee crisis. i don't think it added a real threat, but the people feel the threat. and therefore they voted anti-refuge party. the question for the federal government will be what to make of the voter's verdict. and where it leaves their policy on refugees. as the war in syria
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approaches the beginning of its sixth year, the u.s. and france accuse syria of trying to disrupt the peace process. secretary of state john kerry warning the bashar al-assad regime not to test the boundaries of the cessation of hostilities. james bays reports from geneva. >> hours before the syria talks were due to start in geneva. u.s. concentrate john kerry was in paris meeting with some of his european counterparts. he told reporters the cessation of hostilities in place for over two weeks has grantly reduced violence, but one side was not fully complying. the syrian people support the cessation of hostilities, because it made their lives better. and to date, the single biggest violator of that, by allegation, is the bashar al-assad regime. >> he hit out at the syrian deputy prime minister, who at a news conference in damascus said
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that there could be no negotiation about the role of president bashar al-assad. >> a witness, the comments made yesterday, by the foreign minister of syria, clearly trying to disrupt the process. >> clearly trying to send a message of deterrence to others. >> his comments were clearly aimed as support for the main opposition block, the high negotiating committee whose members have been arriving for the talks. >> we want to see an end to this bloodshed in syria. we hope that we see a sears partner. >> what is different about the talks is that the u.n. special envoy, stefan de-mistura says he will get to the substantive issues - who will be in a new transitional government taking syria towards new elections. that, of course, takes us to the key issue of president bashar
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al-assad, and those around him. and on that, it seems right now no one is prepared to compromise. >> today turkey's president slammed european countries for the way they are handling the refugee crisis. >> if we opened the doors for the oppress the ones in syria and rick, that turned up at the borders, it's because we are part of a good civilisation, we didn't ask how many are coming, what is the west doing, they say we would take 300 people. we would take 500 people. president recep tayyip erdogan says about 3 million refugees are currently living in turkey, his comments coming after several european countries closed the borders to a wave of refugees trying to reach western europe. >> an unmistakable show of force in north korea's backyard. the u.s. putting military might on display by moving an aircraft
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carrier to south korea for an exercise. rob mcbride is there. >> reporter: nothing does power projection like the aircraft carrier, and this about its battle group is evidence of that. a floating fortress city of over 5,000 personnel, and bristling with airborne fire power. it has nothing to do with current tensions. this visit coincides with relations being as tense as they can be. it's a timely reminder of the type of power america can deploy if it has to. >> the focus is on deterrence, we are trying to deter provocative act. >> reporter: this visit sends a strong message beyond the korean peninsula to china.
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to get here. they sail through the hotly contested south china sea, in line with the u.s. policy of pivoting resources in asia, meeting head on china's military expansion in the region. much is said about china acquiring an aircraft carrier, joining a club of nations. this is a reminder to america. with 10 to its name, this is one of them. >> next - we take you to south by south-west. where there is a beyond the scenes struggle over the festival's massive success, and tech mollingy is helping a home-bound girl to attend school with the help of an ipad and a robot. we explain, stay with us.
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in alaska questions remain about a deadly crash at the largest dog sled race. the man accused of driving a snowmobile into two teams admits he did it. >> reporter: a tearful arnold says he was returning is night of drinking when he crashed a snowmobile into two dog sleds. >> he didn't turn around or slow down, he was gone. >> reporter: one of jeff king's dogs were killed, and two others injured. >> so sorry that this had to happen to him. >> we wanted to come down and
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give jeff our condolences. it was tragic for what happened. we are in shock. >> you know, something like that affected the whole community. >> reporter: the associated press reported the man claiming not to remember the incident. but the snowmobile driver turned around appearing to speed up towards the second driver's sled. >> i turned around because i was concerned about him. >> reporter: ali was okay, one of her dogs was injured. >> it's depressing. it makes me really emotional. i don't are the want to talk about it, because i keep going back to it. >> reporter: the man is held on suspicion of assault and reckless driving among other offenses. the iditerod continues nor the next week or so an incident like this is unprecedented. there are other controversial
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issues surrounding the race in terms of the dogs' safety, whether it's safe to run the 1,000 plus mile races. >> sure, i am sure animal rights activists are not as excited about some of these races, or the people that believe in the history. anything happen like this before, maybe not an attack, but deadly incidents. >> an incident like this is unprecedented. but animal rights advocates have numbers to back them up. since 1973. 150 dogs have died since the iditerod race started. in 2015 a dog was tethered and suffocated because he was left behind and buried in the snow. >> definitely can be a deadly race. >> absolutely. >> thank you so much austin is jam-packed for south by south-west. a festival putting the city
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center stage every march. behind the scenes there's a struggle brought about by the event's out-city councileding success. rob reynolds has the story. >> reporter: daly says god gave him a gast of music -- gift of music. me played with dozens of music and jazz bands. >> you have people all over the place, we suiciused to sit on t corner every night. you'd have vocal groups and bands playing. that's how it started. >> a rich musical culture flourished in black neighbourhoods like east aust yip, and was part of the south by south-west musicfest vam. but it grew into one of the hottest event. commercialized. corporate and expensive, all inclusive passes for music, films cost more than $1,800
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each. the festival bolstered the carefully cultivated imaging as an ultra cool, hipster haven, and newcomers flocked here to live. community activists say the influx devastated their neighbourhoods. >> big new houses, cove shops and -- coffee shops and others sprouted. property taxes soared and older residents couldn't stay. >> changes happened so fast, they hardly recognise the place any more. >> lisa works on cultural preservation. >> it's cultural displacement. we take a step further saying what happened in this community is cultural genocide. as you go through the neighbourhood. remnants are few. they'll be the churches and a couple of barber shops. other than that. everything is gone.
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>> the barber shop is a place where african american men socialise. much of the talk is about change. >> now you see a new ethnicity come in, and new houses coming up. it changed dramatic lip. >> ronny jackson has been bargaining here. >> for the push out of nannas and grandmas, it's not right. >> reporter: thompson played in the early years, but now the festival is dominated by acts from other areas. >> i played with most of the best that came out of boston, i don't know any that benefitted by south by south-west. >> south by south-west boosted the image as a capital of cool. but helped to displace the
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people whose god-given talents made it available to begin with flooding in louisiana left three dead and thousands of homes in need of repair. a report by the governor's office said nearly 5,000 homes have been damaged. thousands received a foot of rain fall. the national guard spokesman said it's the worst nonhurricane flooding the state has ever seek. >> modern technology is helping a young girl go to school even though she's home bound. she connects to classes using an ipad and robot. >> reporter: this girl is it in the first grade. as her dad helps her get ready for school, things are noticeably different. are you ready.
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>> i'm so pumped up. >> all right. here we go. >> whoa. >> ari has sna. pineal muscular atrophy, a disease linked in with muscular dystrophy. her muscles will get weaker as time goes on. thumbs up. >> up. >> reporter: despite her rare health condition, ari is able to go to school with her peers. >> what word did you write? >> dream. nice job. >> reporter: this is how she sees her teacher. >> what do you know about ari's word and your word. >> they have long a sounds. >> and this is how the teacher sees her. >> are you going to show me. hold up your board. raining, job. >> via a robot. the unit is basically an ipad security mounted to the top of a
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device similar to a segue. it's controlled through a wi-fi connection. >> did you name your double. >> robotica. >> reporter: now ari can talk to teachers and classmates via robotica. >> they are used to it at this point. >> what word did you write. at times we are working. they'll sign in the robot, look up, wave, smile. it's an every day occurrence. they don't think differently, and everybody does their jobs and goes along with the routine of the day. >> reporter: i can ride around school with you today but you have to taeach me to drive it. >> turn to your left. >> reporter: you are better than i am. today ari let me spend the day with her in the classroom. >> this is lisa, can you guys say hello to lisa.
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>> reporter: we are in art class getting instructions. >> do you have your drawings, you can start pointing. >> reporter: students work on their projects in class. which one are you going to draw. >> ari draws at home. when she's done, she can show off her work. >> which one did you do? cool. >> reporter: we head to home room after art class. ari leads the way. >> i hope other school districts look and say hey, look, the impossible - it's not impossible. >> reporter: that's fun going to cool with you. >> any time. that is amazing what technology can do, she can talk to her class mates. randall pinkston here with a look at the next hour. what do you have.
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>> development out of turkey, death toll mounting from the car box. a condemning of the attack on civilians, redefining the presidential campaign. donald trump says the rhetoric has aim at the top of polls. >> the trump appeal. >> a teacher bets a million dollar bonus. hows nice... [ technical difficulties ] the myth of nuclear energy,
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of it being economic, safe and clean has been swept away. >> "fukushima: a nuclear story," narrated by willem dafoe.
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this is al jazeera america, i'm randall pinkston in new york with a look at the top stories. 34 killed when a car bomb goes off in a square in kabul. no one claiming responsibilitiesies. >> i'll campaign as long and hard as it takes. it could be the last stand for


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