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>> thanks to all of our guests font. great show, we'll see you online. >> a deadly bomb attack at a fruit market in pakistan leaves more than 20 dead. hello from doha, this is the world news from al jazeera. they are agreeing to talk - ukraine, russia, e.u., and the u.s. will sit to discuss the crisis in ukraine. >> i'm now optimistic that we will find the aircraft. >> renewed hope in the safe for the malaysia airlines jet after more underwater signals are detected off the coast of
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australia. >> locked out of his own country. we meet the man who says he's americans, but just can't prove it. >> hello, at least 23 are dead, dozens wounded after an explosion in pakistan. our correspondent is there, and we'll speak to him in a moment. >> a farmer's market was packed with people when the bomb exploded in rawalpindi. the blast was so powerful that it was heard up to 10km away. dozens of people were killed, more injured. the government has been holding peace talks with the pakistani taliban since february. the taliban refused to expand its deadline.
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>> a statement the taliban denies involvement with wednesday's attack. there are splinter groups. so far no one has claimed responsibility for the blast. pakistan's interior ministry issued warnings of attacks in the capital islamabad and rawalpindi. >> on tuesday, a bomb ripped through the capital, killing more than a dozen. a group claimed responsibility. pakistan has been engulfed by violence for over a decade. the government has been trying to stem the violence through dialogue. wednesday's blast illustrates that that task is difficult. >> let's check in with kamal live in islamabad. you get the feeling that so much is faltering, peace talks, explosions - put it into context
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here. >> indeed. as you saw in that pack ug, the peace talks -- package, the peace talks going on between the taliban and the government have seen some setbacks. this particular attack, as you can see, right behind me happened at the wholesale vem table and fruit market, which is spread over several square kilometres. at the time we are told the wholesalers, fruit vendors from the city of islamabad and rawalpindi gathered at the location. they were going to go through the cartons when an explosion took place, 5 kilos of explosives were used. it left a crater, the area has been surrounded by the security forces. >> thank you for that.
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that report from islamabad. >> the united states, the european union, russia and ukraine will hold a crisis meeting to discuss the situation in ukraine. the u.s. is accusing russia of deliberately orchestrating violence in the east. moscow rejects the allegations, but pro-russian activists continue to occupy buildings. we have this report. >> u.s. secretary of state secretary of state john kerry branded the process a traps parent and ham-handed provocation by russia, partly carried out by special forces, telling a hearing unless the vladimir putin government pulled troops back from the border, his country would pay a heavily price. >> we now have announced the possibility of using sector sanctions. that's serious business. it's banking, energy. it's mining, it's arms, other things. >> across the atlantic
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n.a.t.o.'s chief echoed the warping. it would have grave consequences for our relationship with russia, and it would further isolate russia internationally. >> john kerry cautioned against triggering the sanctions before all diplomatic alternatives had been exhausted, pointing to his meeting next week with russia's foreign minister. some senators seemed skeptical. >> i'm confused by the policy. we castigate them on one side and exchange paper with them. i'm confused about what our policy is. from moscow cam accusations that the kiev government was to blame. >> i'm not sure. the situation cannot be called down and changed international dialogue. if the ukrainian authorities ignore the interests of the country. >> a u.s. navy guided missile
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destroyer is on route to several ports. a pentagon spokesman called the tour a show of reinforcement that the u.s. was committed to allies and partners in the region. kerry stressed that a military response to russia is not considered an option. >> live to peter sharp in moscow to talk more about this one. let's talk with the talks. the idea that all four parties sit down is a good idea. publicly at the moment they still are in complete conflict. >> that's right. this is an increasingly noisy war of words involving all sides. it gets worse day by day. that's why the talks, scheduled for next week, are so important. they'll involve, for the first time since russia annexed crimea, russia, foreign minister sergei lavrov, john kerry, the u.s. secretary of state,
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katherine ashton, and the ukrainian foreign minister will be sitting at the same time table to try to begin a laborious task really of kick starting these talks. the first time the ukraine officially and russia will be sitting down together accompanied by those other countries. but you can just see - offer the last 24 hours, really, you can see why the talks are so important. only yesterday we had the n.a.t.o. secretary general warning of the presence of the russian troops. the talks are important. we don't know when they are going be held. they'll be held in europe some time nweek. >> thank you for that. peter sharp life in moscow. >> the polls are closing in the world's third-largest democracy in indonesia. 550 seats up for grabs, heavily
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influencing who will be the next president. the opposition indonesian democratic party is expected to win a large number of votes. >> voting day in the third-largest democracy in the world, and there's more than 186 million voters in indonesia. it's complex and huge process. it's a crucial election. the second term of the president and his government are coming to an end this year, after 10 years in government. there'll be a change in government, and a lot of people are keen for the change, and empathetic at the same time. a lot don't trust the politicians. there has been a lot of scandal in parliament. there's a lot of mixed feelings. they are hoping for a new leader, and one name that came up in the last couple of months is the jakarta governor.
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he's on the top of the polls, tipped as a new president. first of all, a party has to win the vote, and they are pointing in that direction. >> australian officials searching for the missing malaysia airlines plane detected more underwater transmissions from deep beneath the indian ocean. "ocean shield" detected two pings in an area where symbols had previously been heard. >> the search for the missing airliner is weeks old and has uncovered a vast area of the ocean. officials believe they are closer to finding out what happened to it. this sonar device can detect the sonic ping sent out by the flight recorders. it heard transmissions on saturday and sunday briefly, but late on tuesday they reacquired the signals twice. >> ocean shield has now detected
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four transmissions in the same broad area. yesterday's signals will assist in better defining a reduced and much more manageable search area on the ocean floor. >> that is vitally apparent because officials say they can only deploy robotic submarines once they found visual wreckage. the operation to find mh370 is a multinational effort involving planes and ships from many countries. the australian government took the lead and is coordinating the effort. the size of their task is daunting. a search area of more than 75,000 square kilometres of ocean in depths of up to 4,000 metres, and the flight recorders are not much bigger than a large shoe box. >> but the australians are convinced they are looking in the right place, and the signals
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they are hearing are from clight recorders. >> news in brief. toyota is recalling more than 6 million vehicles after finding problems with steering and seat. it includes the yaris, raf four and the hilux. it's one of the biggest ever. toyota is not aware of any accidents relating to the faults. >> iran is beginning a second day of the talks on its nuclear program in vienna. it has material to produce a nuclear bomb in two months. the pressure is being piled on, with the aim of reaching a permanent deal in july. >> aid agencies are struggling to cope with thousands of people who are homeless. people are trying to salvage what they can from their homes. evacuation centres are running
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out of clean water and there could be an outbreak of disease. andrew thomas is there. >> ordinarily this is a school in the hills. right now it's an evacuation center for people who have lost their homes. about 40 people sleeping in each glass room, sprawled across deskets. it's -- desks, it's people whose homes have been damaged, and who are concerned that landslides might take them out. there's a lot of rubbish, it's hot, humid, no toilets. as well as poor conditions, terrible stories. many people here have lost property, family members as well. i spoke to a father who lost his 5-year-old son. >> it's something in my family that i miss. i lost everything, i lost my
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house, all my belongings and even my son. >> aid session agencies are mere in honiara, bringing in things like the water bowser. this, one of two, running out of water. it is also fast running out. the big concern is illness. without clean water. things like diarrhoea can spread fast. with the sun and pools of water, it's perfect breeding ground. the solomon islands government doesn't want people staying in camps longer than if they have to. they are concerned that the disease may kill more than the floods. they want people to leave as soon as possible. try telling that to people here. we saw family members washed away. >> more ahead for you, including this... >> the legislation doesn't say anything about setting up a
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cocka maine idea. >> a usa-funded social media campaign in cuba. >> plus, syrian deposit forces get most of the blame for atrocities as the u.n. human rights chief pushes for a war crimes trial. [ grunting ]
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five kilograms of explosives were hidden in a fruit carton. the united states, european union, russia and ukraine will hold crisis meetings to discuss the situation in ukraine. pro-russian activists will occupy buildings in donetsk and luhansk. >> australian officials detected more under water transmissions from deep beneath the indian ocean. they are optimistic about finding the missing jet. >> north korea re-elected kim jong un as leader of the country and military chief. the announcement was made during the opening session of parliament. the vote last month was predetermined, north korean are given one uncontested candidate. we'll talk about this and other issues in seoul, the head of the asia program at the chat am house think tank. thank you for your time. put it this way - is there anything you can read into this. we know he gets re-elected.
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how do you decide the real power that kim jong un has, and about those around him as well? >> well, it's very much, i think, the case of looking at the people close to him. we saw the end of last year the removal of jang song-thaek, an influential figure in the regime. there's been talk in the meeting in south korean might see the removal of the prime minister. if it were to happen, it will be an interesting sign. he is someone closely associated with economic reform. for kim jong un, only recently installed as leader, delivering the goods economically is important as a means of commenting his legitimacy in the eyes of his own people. the meeting is really one part of the theatre state that is north korea, an attempt to use public state and kept call.
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>> that is what kim jong un has been about showing "yes, i'm in charge, i ka have people re -- can have people removed and killed." it's his show, or he's trying to show us that it's his show. >> it's important to emphasise that in the mirky world of north korean politics one thing that has been important is the attempt to solidify and reinforce the position of the party as opposed to the military branch of government. it's the party, in a sense, that is the cheerleader for the leadership of this meeting. >> what about the chiefs. what is achieved by solidifying the party. i think it tried to - what it does is it shifts the locus of power away from the military. in the 1990s, as part of the military first policy that kim jong un's father articulated there was a strong emphasis
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placed on military preparedness. we saw in the last year and a half, an attempt to emphasise along side the preparedness economic success and progress. it's the state and party that is going to deliver the prosperity, at least i think that's the expectation on the part of the leadership. it's important to reassert the role of the party. it's the peeps to that economic end. >> it's fascinating. >> now, the u.n.'s human rights cheep says abuses by the syrian government outweighs those by the opposition group and repeated a call for them to be referred to the international court. more frn our correspondent. >> the french began to draft a resolution to refer syria to the international criminal court. on tuesday they had support from the high commissioner for human
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rights. the u.n.'s internal committee found war crimes on both sides of the government. there's a list, a secret list, of alleged perpetrators. >> clearly the actions of the forces of the government far out way the violations killing security persons in detention, disappearses -- disappearances outweigh, so you can't compare the situation. it's a government that is mostly responsible for the violations. >> syria's ambassador denied that his government has bun anything wrong, and he attacked him. >> she has become part of an orchestrated campaign by members of the council, to ex-cert pressure. every time they needed her to come to the security council, to
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be part of the political pressure. >> there's a debate on the value of an i.c.c. referral, which is almost certain to be vetoed by russia. russia vetoed three past syrian resolutions that threatened the possibility of punitive action against the syrian government. some say this would alienate russia, and cooperation is needed, and others say it put them on the spot and helped call attention to the problem. >> the palestine president mahmoud abbas is in cairo for talks for an emergency meeting by the palestine authority. he's expected to discuss the stalled peace talks with israel. and also efforts to recover $3 billion. >> journalists around the world seeking the release of mohamed fadel fahmy, peter greste, and
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mohammed badr. their trial resumes, providing a platform to the muslim brotherhood. abdullah al-shami is the fourth al jazeera journalist, in prison since last august. 79 days his health is deteriorating. rioring. a demands of the al jazeera demands of the release of their journalists. >> more people have been deported by the president obama than under any other president. more than 2 million have been forced to leave the country. some insist they are u.s. citizens. from tucson arizona we have a report from one man. >> this man is caught in an endless cycle. he's deported, crosses back and lands in gaol. he insists he's a u.s. citizens. smugglers broke his hands. he was kidnapped, escaping with
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the help of a stranger. "get out of here, if they get you they'll kill you. they'll look for you.". the u.s. government couldn't prove he's not a citizen, he can't convince them he is. this is his father's arizona's state birth certificate. usually enough proof. in a statement to al jazeera, the government avoided saying whether he was a citizen, only saying that a judge ordered him to be deported to native mexico, citing his criminal history, including drug possession and burglary. >> we go to his mother's house, to central ari zona, the place he lived all but three of his 40 years, the place he considers home. >> at 83 this woman has little time with her son. >> i'm worried about him, that he's out there alone, whether he's eating, what he's eating,
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where he's sleeping. that something might happen to him. >> with nearly 2 million people deported under president obama, many mothers share her troubles. >> this man was deported from louisiana to mexico in 2008. immigration officers didn't believe he was a citizen, despite records showing his father was, and it took him three years proving they were wrong. he is suing the government to wipe clear any mention of his deportation. >> i get nervous when i pass police officers. they look at me, i look hispanic, and i may end up going through the same thing again. the security number shows us. >> the government told us convicted criminal alien was a
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deportation priority, and in 2012 it stated this document that he became a citizens in 2002, six years before he was deported. asked if they mistakenly deported a u.s. citizen, they didn't respond. >> this man will be released any days, only to be deported. despite the dangers, he'll cross back, saying he only has one home. >> kata lonia's president will go ahead with plans to hold a referred on independence on spain, despite the spanish government rejecting the petition. it's regarded as unconstitutional. the vote on independence will go ahead in november. venezuelans opposition agreed to talks with the government. the protests against president
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nicolas maduro spread to a number of cities. they agreed the talks should be held in public. >> a controversial network known as the cuban twitter was not designed to create dissent according to the head of the u.s. agency behind the program. >> it started off nicely, but didn't last. >> whose idea was it for the program? i read the legislation, it doesn't say anything about setting up a cocka maine idea in cuba with twitter accounts on something that the cubans would be easy to discover. whose idea was this specific program to go to cuba? who? it's a simple question. >> the program was in place before i arrived. >> they were incensed that u.s. a.i.d. was involved in setting up a network in cuba as part of an effort to deb stablilize the
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-- destabilize the government. they insist they have done no wrong. that chair of the subcommittee says he had never heard of a program, and that it was a stupid idea to begin with. >> they don't always work. i'll be the first to admit that. >> this one, from the get go, had no possibility of working. that's my problem. >> he was angry about the effect the story will have on a u.s. a.i.d. contractor. alan's lawyer said his client begun a hunger strike, and it was shocking that his safety was placed in peril by running an operation after his arrest. long-term observers say this is what the organization does, alongside humanitarian activities. >> aid is one of do leading u.s.
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government agencies involved with overthrowing foreign government in the name of instituting democracy. it long held close ties with the community. >> the former head of aid said at one point that the aid was infiltrated by the c.i.a. from top to bottom. at the hearing he relayed concerns of employees who said their lives are put in danger through operations like that last week. >> but shah was unrepentant for what they subjected was a core function. >> the world health organisation said the outbreak of the ebola virus is one of the most changing, killing 100, and could spread for months. the most severe strains have a fatality rate of 90%. >> bolivia opened the highest urban cable car system,
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connecting the mountain cities, running 4,000 metres above see level all the way up to the andes mountains. plenty more news online, you know where to go,


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