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>> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm tony harris. we'll take a look at today's top stories. president obama taps janet yellen as the leader of the federal reserve. and the u.s. is considering pulling millions of dollars in aid to egypt. >> obama: i want to announce my
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choice for the chairman of the federal reserve janet yellen. >> janet yellen's nomination comes as they work to avoid a fiscal nightmare, and joining me now is yahoo senior finance al jazeera forc's correspondent. let me get your opinion, good pick? >> it's good continuity, and she's obviously emanantly qualified in terms of her economic background and experience with the federal reserve and a lot of what the fed does in terms of being open and transparent especially in the decision making was her doing. i do think it's probably a good pick in those respects. >> any questions? does it say anything about the current course?
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whether there will be tapering on the stimulus program from the federal reserve any time soon? >> i think if it says anything about it, it will be slightly later than otherwise would be the case, but i don't think the course was going to be dramatically different. i think what you can criticize is the process leading up to the formal nomination because there with a too much noise with larry summers being in the mix for longer than many thought he might. >> patricia, your thought on the pick? >> definitely we get continuity with this pick, obama mentioned that in his introduction to the formal nomination. that factored into the thinking. wall street likes that very much because of course they want the fed to continue to pump free money into the economy. and when we go forward, yellen will have a big, big, big challenge ahead of her in terms of how to wind down and when to wind down without upsetting the markets. that will be a very tough
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balancing act. >> i'm wondering moving forward, the conformation hearing. what do you expect to hear in criticism. i heard already. "i don't think she was particularly modest about the roll of monetary policy in the economy." what do you see in some of the lines that will be explored going forward. >> you're going to hear from those wh in the federal reserve throwing out that view. there is not a lot of doubt in terms of the likelihood that she gets confirmed but i think in the course of the confirmation hearing you don't get to get confirmation hearings too often. they'll take the opportunity to throw out the criticism and the risks you mentioned in saying what if. >> explain to me how this
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process of quantitative easing, how it helps the employment picture. do you want to take that first? >> basically as you said last time, the fed bumps this money into the economy. people feel wealthier. >> and it bouys how? it keeps interest rates lower. >> as house prices go up, they feel wealthier. they tend to spend more then as the demand kicks up in the system, where you want to reach is with employers. if companies are sitting on hordes of cash and you want them to boost production which is higher more workers. >> we have to start low in the food chain. we have to start with jobs first. you can't take advantage of the lower interest rates right now if you don't have a job and you
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don't have the confidence to keep that job. is there anything in the policy that directly impacts that end of the food chain, the job creation part of the food chain. >> indirect if at all. and it's a blunt interest. in addition to housing, the auto sector is flying right now, almost entirely by purchases financed by loans. you're making a car that much more affordable. i think broadly speaking businesses believe they know what the game plan is for the fed. and there therefore make upset that aside as you prepare for the risks. >> can you say something about the background of the woman who is set to be chairman of the fed chair and one of the most powerful people on the planet. >> one of the most powerful people on the planet heading the most awful central bank on the planet, and you know something, she has got the background for
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it. >> okay. >> an historic nomination for 67-year-old economist whose insider knowledge of the fed goes back more than 30 years. janet yellen's influence is already evidence in federal reserve policy. >> she has brought in to the bernanke fed this more explicit role for understanding labor markets. she has already brought herself in the fed. >> reporter: the most important challenge facing the fed leader how to unwine the central bank's stimulus program without a harming the economic recovery. wall street expects a yellen-led fed might take its foot off the gas before the new year. >> if something horrible happens in terms of the budget debate and fiscal policy and the economy suffers, i think they'll wait. >> reporter: not everyone is convinced a yellen fed will pull back soon enough. she's expected to draw fire
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during confirmation hearings at the senate. >> the monetary policy has little affect on the economy unless it producing inflation. and that this policy might be taken to that extreme 2347 yellen is credited for the strategy that lifted the veil of secrecy from the fed and is known as a consensus builder. but if faced with crisis she is drive the immediate action. >> she has a stiff spine and she's not someone who is going to be rolled over. when the decisions have to be made she can make them and be forceful about why they need to be made. >> reporter: yell someone also described by her close colleagues as being very thoughtful, thorough, and she'll need those skills to pull off those kills to pull off the wind down without upsetting the financial markets. so far they've spent 3 trillion-dollar on stimulus program. >> so patty and michael the
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president has made his pick now. there is a number make process to go forward. but to stabilize the monetary side of the economy. what about the fiscal side. michael, let me come to you first. we have this looming debt ceiling debate to go forward. where do you see? how do you see that playing out in the next few days? >> there has been a softening of positions. >> on both sides? >> on both sides. gestures saying that there might be some things we can talk about under certain circumstances. the fix for the market, they've had this throw build of anxiety, what we're seeing in terms of a stand off its looking exactly the same if we're heading to a resolution or if we're going off the cliff. it's one of these things that you came game out exactly because the posturing is you expect it to be like this no matter what. i do think the default aglimpse
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six weeks or whatever it is. >> whatever it is to leave a window for negotiation. the big swing factor. i don't think we're talking about the tea party faction in the house sort of being won over. we're talking about how long speaker bane already let this go before saying let's just get a vote done. let's get something done. >> do you feel this is going to wind down? there will be a deal more likely than there will not be a deal made? >> well, wall street feels there will have to be a deal made but we did see, interestingly enough, yesterday we started to see stronger signals of nerves than after the market came down and then the news broke that obama was going to make the nomination we saw a little bit of a lift but not a huge lift. this was already priced into the market. but definitely wall street is tired of congress kicking around the full face guarantee of the
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u.s. government. they don't like that to be called in to question. no one knows what the long term effects are. after 2011 we did get a down grade from s&p in u.s. debt. and we may get more down grades as a result of this current budget battle. >> october 17th, drop dead, into the month, november 1st? when does something really need to get done? >> it's not absolutely drop dead because there is some play in there because of when interest payments have to be made and things like that. but i do think you're going to get to a point where it might as well be a drop dead because the market reaction will be the same no matter what. >> appreciate it. thank you both. thanks for being here. democrats today, republicans tomorrow. president obama is talking to both sides of the aisle as the nation nears default. it is a week-long topic so far that has made little progress.
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mike viqueira joins us from washington. michael, we've been at this stand off for so long now that the discussions of the shutdown and then the shutdown and then the discussions of what is going to happen with the debt sealing, are we seeing any signs of progress today. >> reporter: in a situation like this when you don't see advisable signs on the surface and we see every conceivable movement, any glimpse into a possible opening, president obama and democrats on one side and then house republicans, the tea party led by speaker john boehner on the other side. they will sit and talk things over. it's hard to imagine what could happen in a situation like that with everybody in the same room. but one interesting thing has come out of it. house democrats are due any minute, all 200 of them.
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but the speaker's office, house republican congress to come here tomorrow. and the house leaders say they'll bring themselves as well as a few select committee chairman, that means the central players of in this drama, the tea party members, who are largely driving this train, they're not going to be here and we can speculate there are any number of reasons for that. but it does point out one irrefutable fact, all along the democrats have been unified in their messaging while republicans are simply divided. we've heard fights against senator ted cruz and his republican colleagues behind closed doors and now disagreement among the house ranks. meanwhile, the president keeps up his message blitz. we've seen him walk down the street with joe biden. we've seen him visit fema where some 86% of employees have been furloughed. we saw of course more than an hour long press conference. the president driving home his
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message. now what he's doing is he's doing interviews with local markets individual cities sending reporters here to do interferes witinterviews. just look at the list. richmond, virginia, not only is that the home of eric cantor but another conservative republican scott riggell where there is a great deal of anxiety about this shutdown. and representing the suburban counties represented by republicans lie representative charlie dunn who is known to have anxiety about where this is going and if and when that senate bill with the so-called clean spending measure without strings attached. largely we're in the stage craft, and posturing area where
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the public relations battle is being fault. no visible movement on the surface. >> i want to get your thoughts on this. had republicans backed away from tying the affordable care act from the budget because it sounded as though yesterday the new fighting ground is on the grander association of the entitlement. >> yes, it was conspicuous when the speaker had his press conference after the president's press conference when he didn't necessarily make that linkage. all along they have been talking about the spending bill. and he did not make the linkage with the debt ceiling. but we weren't the only ones to notice that. a lot of republicans in the house noticed that. that's what compel john boehner to take the floor earlier today. he has a lot of problems within his own party in the house of representatives. >> mike viqueira for us, appreciate it.
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thank you. some movement on the issue of military families losing benefits because of the shutdown. libby casey has been on the story all day for us on capitol hill. and the american people very upset to learn that families of soldiers who died weren't getting the benefits that they normally do. talk us through where we stand and what happened in washington today. >> reporter: well, that outrage that the american public has felt translated here in washington and got people moving pretty fast, tony, in a time we're not seeing much movement on anything. the white house said they'll be able to use the executive office to come up with a plan to get those benefits paid to people who have lost their loved ones serving in the military. we've seen from the defense department the fisher house foundation has offered to pony up some money to help the federal government get these benefits paid. so a collaborative effort there. meanwhile on capitol hill the house of representatives
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unanimously passed a bill today to make sure that those benefits are paid. that would have to get through the senate. it would definitely pass because congress is up in arms about this. but the need for congress to act would be negated if the white house could come up with a solution. they would be able to still their constituents back home that, hey, i've tried to get this fixed about here is john mccain of arizona. >> shouldn't we as a body, republican, democrat, no matter who we are, shouldn't we be embarrassed about this? shouldn't we be ashamed? what do the american people think when they see that death benefits for those who served and sacrificed in the most honorable way are not even--their families aren't even eligible for death benefits? i'm ashamed.
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i'm embarrassed. all of us should be. >> reporter: now these payments are called death gratuity payments, a poor word for something that is very important to families who have lost a loved one. when death happens the least capable of ever in your life dealing with the financial issues. it looks like that will be dealt with, tony. >> yes, that's a name that needs to be changed. libby, one more for you. the veteran affairs secretary aaron shinseki was talking about what the shutdown means for veterans. what was he saying? >> reporter: he has a stern warning for congress. 3.8 million veterans could miss their disability checks next month. half a million veterans or their surviving spouses could get miss out on getting pension payments. this is what he had to say to congress. >> i have veterans myself that i employ, a third over 100,000
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veterans. a number of them are going to be subject to furlough. if they're furloughed, and they're dependent on disability checks their resource gas to zero. then i have to figure out how to keep them from becoming homeless, and hud plays in that game. this is a much larger challenge for us. >> reporter: of course hud, housing urban development, general shinseki providing a two-fold warning, my employees are in trouble and those who are veterans may nobody trouble. it's time for us to act. >> libby casey for us on capitol hill. ♪ >> meteorologist: meteorologist dave warren. we're talking about rain off the
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coast of carolina, and this will bring wind and rain to the east coast. it may cause tidal flooding and we're starting to see the winds pick up from the northeast. the winds to the south, high pressure to the north, and that wind will continue to gust. now right along the coast this is the area with winds at 40 mph. along the coast here, that northeast wind piles up the water and you get a high tide and the water won't go down as much. that's when you see the tidal flooding. and now these advisories are in affect for the next few days. the rain is over virginia, but the advisories go up to new york where we could see minor to moderate urban flooding. each eye tide that water could get higher and liar. it will go overnight and slowly
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work its way up to new york. days of wind and rain and when is there an end? that's coming up with the latest in the tropics. >> appreciate it. billions of dollars to u.s. aid to egypt may be withheld. why the current regime is getting the cold shoulder, and they're the biggest employer in the u.s. and they want to set up shop in india.
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you. >> welcome back, everyone, to al jazeera america. cuts could be coming to egypt's military and the country's economy in the form of financial aid in the united states. in all the united states gives $1.4 billion in aid each year to egypt. they have suggested the cuts following the military ouster in augusta to egypt's first democratically elected president mohamed morsi. ahead, the team working to get rid of syria's chemical weapons, and so far they say
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syrian president bashar al-assad is cooperating with inspectors and weeks after the u.s. ordered embassies to shut down, ambassadors and staffers are allowing to back to the embassy in beirut. the state department travel warning remains in affect for lebanon. >> signs that lawmakers are mo moving to bend government shutdown helped end a losing street on wall street. the dow gained a 26--just over 26 points today. the s&p rows a point but the nasdaq was down 17 points. walmart announced it is holding off on plans to expand in india's retail sector.
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it's blaming strict government rules. we have more. >> reporter: in 2007 walmart joined up with one of india's largest telecom companies. but it never sold directly to consumers. walmart then set its sight on rae tail with plans to open it's on supermarkets in the country. now the company is steppic babb. walmart will run the wholesale company but the walmart sign won't be appearing on any v. barthy will take over the stores. this business analyst said there was a cautious chain. >> looking at the general
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elections and then look at if the policy is safe. several other obstacles have hit the retail sector. last year the indian government allowed 51% foreign investment in the sector was met by huge protest in th. later other regulatory obstacles came down. sharma said if walmart can't set up shop in india, other foreign retailers won't be able to either. >> unless it's all taken care of, unless there is some carté blanche that comes to the government, i think it will be very difficult. >> reporter: the withdraw from the lucrative market here is not a step back for india but may
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deter other international retailers from setting up shop ear and setting up supermarkets. something so far no other foreign company has set up to do. al jazeera, new delhi. >> michael eaves is here with the sports headlines. an important baseball game tonight. >> reporter: huge game. the stakes could not be higher. it's win or go home for the pirates and cardinals as they meet in game five in st. louis. going to pittsburgh against cardinal starter adam wainwright. st. louis is 7 and 1 in elimination games. the winner moves on to face the los angeles dodgers. the yankees missed out on postseason. joe gerard d girardi has had tht
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record in baseball since he took over for joe torre in 2008. and currently 12 teams make the playoffs. eight division champions and two wildcard teams in each conference. but the proposed plan would add an additional wildcard team to each conference. we'll have more sports news later in the program. >> next on al jazeera, he was a passenger with no flight experience, and he was forced to land the aircraft that he was flying in. and there are hundreds of food poisoning cases around the country while food health inspectors are off the job thanks to the shutdown.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories at this hour. president obama selected janet yellen as his nominee for chair of the federal reserve.
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she's currently vice chair of the federal reserve. she will be the first woman to hold the position after ben bernanke. president obama is said to meet with house democrats in just a few minutes. he's trying to bolster the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. for years the occupational safety o health association, owr osha, 2200 inspectors work for osha and responsible for 130 million workers. that's one. the inspector for every 155,000 employees.
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the shutdown is hitting texas especially hard as heidi zhou castro explains the lone star state has the highest number of deadly construction site accidents. >> as the dallas office of the occupational health administration administration or osha sits almost empty with all but two of its inspectors furloughed. a construction site just blocks away buzzes with activity. during the government shutdown osha will only investigate cases of grave danger and death. random safety inspections are suspended. that leaves texas construction workers, a workforce that is predominantly latino and foreign borne, at greater risk for exploitation. >> there could be more accidents, he says.
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>> a member of the workers defense project, a non-profit behind the study that found texas to be the most dangerous place in the country for construction workers. factoring in this conclusion the state is the only one in the station without han mandatory workers comp. >> the only legal tool we have is osha. >> reporter: our calls to osha were not returned. it leads to a recording. >> reporter: 105 workers died in construction-related accidents in texas in 2012. that's when osha was fully operational. now it's just 16 of the agency's 98 inspectors still on duty, activist worse that contractors could see this lack of oversight
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and a chance to cut corners on safety. >> without the fear of osha we are really concerned that u unscrupulous employers will allow construction sites become more deadly. >> reporter: heidi zhou castro, al jazeera, dallas. >> two-thirds of the staff for the center for disease control. their furloughs come as the nation faces a widespread salmonella outbreak. one so widespread that the agency ordered some of its staff back to work. we're here to break it all down for us. >> reporter: tony, like so many americans, the cdc thought the shutdown would last only a few days. they decided to go back to a
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skeleton crew. but on tuesday they brought people back to track diseases that travel across the u.s. two-thirds are back at work and just to give you an idea of how big the outbreak has gotten since july, 278 cases of salmonella have been reported in 18 states. about 40% of those that got sick were spent to the hospital. food safety advocates say the cases reported so far may be just the tip of the iceberg. >> this outbreak shows the harm that can come if public health officials aren't vigilant and aren't watching. >> and the usda has traced the outbreak from raw chicken from three sites run by california based foster farms with the following three inspection, the products were mainly distributed to retailers out west and tony. >> well, what about the inspectors who go into the
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plants? >> reporter: yes, well, the usda is in charge of meat packing, and by law they're required to be on law. but fruits, vegetables, seafood, many of those workers are furloughed. >> well, a dramatic landing, a passenger is forced to take over controls. phil, what happened here? >> reporter: well, tony, it's described as nothing short of miraculous. a man who had never been behind the controls of a plane before found himself needing to do that when the pilot of a prop single-engine cessna became ill.
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a flight instructor was brought in to talk this--not even an amateur, not a pilot at all. he had to talk him down. in the end he landed the plane just fine with minor damages. that flight instructor said he was only too happy to do it. >> it's a fantastic feeling to probably save somebody's life. i think without any sort of talk down they were just go into the ground. >> now, there is some sad pieces to this story. that pilot who did fall ill did eventually die. but the story of this gentleman landing the plane is even more amazing when you consider this happened in the early hours of the evening when things were getting dark. when he landed the plane on the tarmac it was so dark he could not see th the instrument panel,
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literally flying blind for the first time ever in his life. >> wow, there were some pretty tough bumps when he came in. phil from london. human rights attorneys filed a lawsuit against the u.n. they're seeking combinatio helpe effected in haiti. ththe cholera epidemic has killd 800 people since 2010. we have fault lines sebastian walker. "fault lines," anyone who has had an opportunity to see this program, knows it's a terrific program. tell us what happened. >> this dates back to the early
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weeks of 2010 when the disease broke out in october. i was a correspondent based in haiti so we were reporting on the scene. and in the weeks that followed we tracked the rumors that peace keepers were responsible for bringing cola to the community. we followed them around and we filmed scenes of u.n. napelese peace keepers burying sewage that leaked down to the river. >> you captured the video. you took the stories, the images to the u.n. what happened next? >> reporter: when we asked u.n. officials what their response
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was, and there was denial that u.n. peace keepers could have anything to do with it. we went back to the fault lines a.m. and look at the impact its still having in haiti, and it was also to try to get u.n. officials to explain that position, and their soldiers may have brought this disease to the country. >> that's the clip we're about to show everyone. all right, why don't you set it up and we'll roll the clip. >> reporter: we went to the top officials, including ban ki-moon, but this was the only official interview they gave us with a spokesperson to explain why the u.n. was not talking about their responsibility. >> sebastian, let's roll the clip. >> claims of the convention are not receivable. the consequence of finding the claim is not receivable is that the claim will not receive further consideration by the organization. >> that statement was very
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brief. >> it's a brief statement. it's a legal statement. that's about all i'm going to say on that. >> why is the claim not receivable. >> because it's not the united nations practice to discuss in public claims against the organization. >> so you don't have to explain yourselves? >> no. >> not only do they not get compensation but you don't have to explain why? >> that's what i i've said. that's the united nations policy. >> what would you say to a family member in haiti who had somebody die as a result of this disease. >> i would basically say as an u.n. employer or human being? >> i would essentially say i'm really sorry about your loss. i'm sorry that the cholera happened. we don't exactly know what the origins are, but we're working as hard as we can to address-- >> everybody knows what the origins were. the scientific community is united-- >> our panel told us that it was due to an on influence of circumstances.
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>> including being grout to broo haiti by u.n. peace keepers. >> that's not what it said. >> wow. how do you see this banning out. >> they've really refused to engage with us at all. but there have been signs that the sands are beginning to shift. just this week the u.n.'s high commissioner of human rights said she believes that they do deserve compensation. she didn't say who should pay the compensation but it was a rare comment from a senior u.n. official who suggests that they're starting to pay attention to these growing claims and outrage from the families involve. more than 8,000 people have died in haiti and no one has explained or acknowledged why this has happened despite all the scientific evident pointing to the act that this disease was
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identical to thwas, this strains identical to a strain found in nepal. many think the u.n. should be doing something about this, but there has been a stone wall attitude to engage with this. but this may be beginning to change and we'll see thou pans out. we'll see how the continues. >> your tape will have a lot of the discovery for the lawsuit. appreciate it. thanks for being here. it has been more than a decade since nigeria passed a law banning child labor, but millions of children are still believed to be working in the country. many under dangerous conditions. al jazeera met some of them
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working in the country's gold mine. >> reporter: this 11-year-old is one of millions of children forced to work in conditions like this. he dropped out of school when he was eight to join the ever growing number of people working in mines across nigeria. for him the pay justifies the pain. >> with the little that i earn here i support my family and care for my needs. it's hard work but what options do i have? i'm happy with what i do. >> reporter: he said that his parents are happy with him working but admits he would rather be at school with his mates. with support from a local musician, they brush aside the potential dangers of this work. they dig for gold in tunnels hundreds of meters below with no protective equipment. some have been killed or injured. >> reporter: this is a sign
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where osama and his fellow regularly come to earn less than a dollar a day. this backbreaking job is the only viable option to get food for their families. despite dangers they feel lucky to be here. the stones dug by osama and others are brought here to be crushed. then they the extraction process begins. these are the dealers who fund most of the operations. they make most of the profit. they reject the idea of using children like osama is exploitation. >> we give them an opportunity of a lifetime. most of the people here are from poor families. they can hardly afford meals a day and these here are better off than the educated. >> reporter: back at the mine osama's work is to make money
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there are millions like him in nigeria who are out of school and out of luck at the moment. and unless the government finds a way of stopping exploitation millions more will never know the joy of childhood. al jazeera. >> the international labor organization estimate that one in four of apolog nigeria's chin are in the workforce. the state department just announced the u.s. is suspending hundreds of millions of dollars in military and other aid to egypt, a congressional source said they'll withhold tanks, f-16s and apache helicopters. all across spain has drivers choose an older and cheaper way of getting around.
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>> trading four wheels for two, and saving cash on commute. more and more families in madrid are swapping cars for bikes. >> the shine has come off spanish car sales figures. people pass this show room but no one comes in to admire these sleeky machines let alone actually by one. from a high of 1.6 million new car sales in 2007 spanish dealerships are shifting around 700,000. >> we lose another 40,000 employments, and we lost more than 400 different dealers, so during this time they're doing
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hard just to keep the market. >> reporter: spain's financial market has dealt a hammer blow to car sales. although four wheels seem to be losing their awheel, two wheels certainly aren't. cycle something increasingly seen as both key and valu cool r money. in spain bikes are outcycling cars. >> the reason is the bicycle is a saving. it's a form of transport that doesn't cost anything over a year. it doesn't need much maintenance. it's healthy and the best way to get around the city. >> cycling culture is gaining momentum, too. hundreds of cyclists turn out for a might ride recently. as part of the global bicycle movement critical mass promoters of the event watch changing
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attitudes with satisfaction. >> four years ago i was alone in the street. three years ago i could see another cyclist. last year people began to tell me, hey, i have seen people in the streets. something, and now it's very clear that people are taking their bikes in the city. >> reporter: cyclists are realistic. despite the accelerating sales in the main spa spaniards still prefer petrol to pedals. >> reporter: cycling is still not the culture yet, it has a long way to go before it catches up to the netherlands or areas in the u.k. but there are cities that are blazing the trail like barcelona. but for the most part infrastructure here is poor. cyclists are few, and the car and the bus still very much the king of the road.
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al jazeera, madrid. >> michael eaves is here with a day in sports. the pretenders to the baseball crowd is starting to fall by the way side. >> reporter: absolutely. slowly but surely getting closer and closer to the national championship series round. in a do or die game five, the cardinals stave off elimination in pittsburgh with a 2-1 victory to force this game five back in st. louis tonight. and with the stakes as high as they could possibly be, pirates manager is seeing hi is sendingg phenom to the mound. and he has the confidence to send him to the mound over j.a. burnett. >> it's a very hard decision. it's a difficult decision because he has met so much, we've asked so much of him while
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he has been here. it's been a very challenging part for him. if this was any other venue he would have gotten the ball. but for me in this venue, in game cole is going to be our guy. we have one game to win. and as we've done, and i've challenged our guys to do, we need to do the best we can to win that next game. and i believe that matchup is the best we can do to beat the cardinals in game five. >> reporter: joining us now from busch stadium is jeff pass. what has been the reaction to start eric cole over a.j. burnett? >> i think it's been generally positive. you want to go with the guy who gives you the best chance to win the game. after a.j. burnett's performance earlier in the series, after derek cole, you're going to go with the kid who can throw the
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ball at 1 mp 100 mph, and even h he's going up against adam wainwright, i think right now if the pittsburgh pirates want to advance, they have to ride the kid rather than the veteran. >> well, the winner will face the dodgers, and is the belief now that don mattingly will go with zach greinke and thin adam kershaw in game two? >> yes, i think that makes sense. you don't sign a guy to $147 million contract and not go out and pitch him in game one. then clayton kershaw who will be on full rest at that point. this has worked out perfectly for the dodgers. when don mattingly threw kershaw
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over just a few days rest he drew criticism. >> now they showed everything, power, pitching, pretty good defense. is boston now the favorite to win it all? >> i think they might be. i pick the red sox to win the world series before the series started, so i've been on the bandwagon. the dodgers have been very impressive. but what the red sox have is that relentless line up from top to bottom. shane victorino, ellsbury, pedroia, on and on. they just drain you these long at-bats. that's what happened at tampa bay. that's what could happen to oakland and detroit, and i think the red sox are overall the favorites. >> justin verlander getting the
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start tomorrow, marking the second straight year that they've pitched game five. do you get the feeling that they're facing deja vu in this game. >> they're going to face a right-hander. last year it was parker. this year i think they'll lean towards sunny gray. he outdueled verlander. it will be him or bartol colon. he's going to have a very quick hook. you either win this game or you go home to watch the rest of them on tv. >> you go back, the a's are 1 and 11 in games that they had the opportunity to win the series and turn that around. jeff, thanks so much. >> thanks very much. >> reporter: it should be interesting to see what happens tonight in the game five and we
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have another game five tomorrow iin the american league. >> we're getting a report of shots fired anothe near a federl building in wheeling, west virginia. we have reports from the state police. shots fired near a federal building in west virginia. the reports are that the shooter is dead. he stopped and reloaded during this whole incident. he allegedly fired as many as 20 shots and this shooting taking place at 2:30 in the afternoon. still trying to confirm reports of minor injuries to a security guard at that federal building. we'll continue to work on that part of the story, but at the very least no serious injuries. once again, u.s. marshals and west virginia state police reporting shots fired at a federal building in wheeling, west virginia, and that the
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alleged shooter is now debt. we'll work on other aspects of the story and bring you complete update. when we get that information. we're back in a moment with your national forecast.
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>> meteorologist: welcome back. meteorologist dave warren. winds gusting at 40 mph from virginia to philadelphia and it will be increasing in new york. that will cause tidal flooding. the water cannot come out of the back base and the coastal areas so we see tides getting higher and higher. some of the rain is heavy, and that will spread north over the next 24 hours. all of these are coastal flood advisories from minor to moderate tidal flood. ing. heavy rains across washington, d.c. overnight tonight. and the forecast calling for the rain to come down. look at the forecast in boston, rain stays south. temperatures will be in the mid 60s. headlines are coming up.
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>> hello everyone, this is al jazeera america live from new york city. this is a look at the day's top stories. we're going to go to wheeling, virginiwest virginia. a gunman fired shots at a courthouse before being shot. the u.s. marshal service said the man with an assault-type rifle fired 15 to 20 shots at the federal courthouse. there was another report from one of the local televisions there, wkkx, that television station is reporting that the shooter is now debt.

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