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and until next time, you'll find raj and i online. >> good evening, i'm john seigenthaler in new york. know and shutting down federal offices and even the government. going nowhere, the storm's ripple effect nationwide. travel nightmares, several states of emergency. in switzerland, hoping they can reach a deal. plus. >> they sent limb, they left
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him. and it was a moral wrong and they need to fix that. >> a family's emotional plea for freedom for an american who disappeared in iran nearly everyone seven years ago, and why relatives are feeling more hopeful now. >> tonight a powerful winter storm 1,000 miles wide is making life miserable for three states. new york state, new jersey and delaware, all expecting a footer more of snow. and thousands of flights delayed or canceled and schools closed from kentucky to pennsylvania, and many roads too dangerous to travel. kevin is out in the thick of it in midtownman man tonight. kevin? >> reporter: we're talking about miserable conditions in
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new york, and the temperatures have dropped and the snow is coming down heavy at a 45-degree angle. and that means that the winds are also picking up. in the last hours, the temperatures have dropped about 60°, and currently we're at 18. this was an alberta clipper. and really, it pushed around parts of the midwest to the east as we get closer in, there it is. it is? washington, 6:00 in the morning, and new york, 10:00, and now it has extended all the way up to new hampshire and main main. you can see the dark blue lines indicating where it is right now. it's hugging the coast inland, but we have seen impressive
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accumulations. look at where it is so far. new jersey, 11.6 inches, and northeast philadelphia, 10 and a half. and lindonhurst new york t.3. the northern end,a inches already. and so the rest of the night looks like this. we'll see a lot of snow on the coast and a lot of warnings in place, and what that means, snow accumulations of 6 inches or more, and up to cape cod, it's the snow and the wind, and we have blizzard situations in place. now, that snow is going to continue on tuesday for the rest of the evening, and as we go toward wednesday, we finally get an improvement in the snow. we're only talking about parts of maine and the great lakes. here inner new york, for many places that solved the problem earlier today, things are going to clear out, but what's left
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behind? it's that cold air. look at what has changed in the last 24 hours. here in new york, we're 27° colder than what we were yesterday at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow morning, it's going to be cold, and we're going to have some windchill, so take a look at wednesday morning's temperatures. and we're looking at new york, 7°, and with the windchill, we're definitely talking about minus single digits. montreal, already minus 11. let's look at the forecast in the next several days, you see temperature-wise up to minneapolis, it's going to be a major problem. on thursday, we're going to be seeing still a lot of that colder air moving on down. chicago, you'll note is -4. and miami is beginning to feel the cold air at 50°, and one more day, let's go to friday. you can see new york, high
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temperature, 14 -- excuse me, low temperature of 14, and we're going to be freezing by saturday. john in. >> all right, we'll talk later, kevin, and thanks very much. even if you don't live in the northeast, you could be feeling the effects of this nasty winter storm. our john tara joins us with the impact on travel nationwide, john. >> it is a nationwide story, john. you're absolutely right. there's no doubt about that. even if you're watching us now and heading to the airport in florida, your flight could be delayed because of all of this in the northeast. this giant snowstorm. according to flight aware.com, 3,003,000 flights have been cand so far, and many many more have been delayed. when i last looked there were about 700 flights on the docket to be canceled tomorrow as well. so it's not looking good. if you thought you were coming
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to the northeast tomorrow by plane, you're probably not. the storm is doing that kind of damage, and as we said, we're at penn station, new york, and this is the home of josie transit and the trains go west from here. the board is okay, a few delays, nothing serious at the moment. but amtrak, a lot of the trains coming in from dc and boston, coming in late and out late. but as you go up the country, dc is closed. and washington government has gone home because of the snow, states of emergency, which helps their budgets, and they are telling people to not come out of their homes unless they have to, and you have to feel sorry for cress chris. the world against chris christie at the moment, taking pops at him, but even the weather is against him.
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he was due to have a big party tonight to celebrate his second inauguration as governor of new jersey and he had to cancel it because of the huge storm, and there's a lot of food going to food pantries. >> hours to go before the storm is over, and in the middle of all of this, thousands of people are having trouble getting propane heat to their homes. there's plenty of propane across the country, but the suppliers are having trouble delivering it to certain areas. not a good time for people who need the heat. residents are being asked to cut down on propane usage. >> . >> now to switzerland, it will be the first time since the syrian civil war they will meet. opening talks in montrose, and then to neighboring geneva on friday.
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>> inside syria, the violence is continuing unabated. we saw 100 people killed yesterday. and the two sides are as violent as ever. and there are multiple opposition fighters fighting each other. so the hope is to create some kind of localized peace deal, or humanitarian court to reach the people locked away by the syrian government or the opposition, or simply caught in the middle of all of the fire. and the official goal of the conference is to begin to create a transitional government, a government that would have the ability to go into syria and remove the president and begin a new country, create a new government. but so far the syrian government has absolutely refused to allow that to happen. the opposition barely made it here, and they were so fractured that they barely voted to be represented here. so what the u.s. is hoping is
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very very small baby steps. they have succeeded by getting the syrian opposition and the government to sit side-by-side at the table. and that's the first time that it has happened in three years of fighting. but at the same time, that fighting continues, and the refugee problem is so large. it's 9 million people inside and outside of the country. so what the syrian government is expected to say, we're fighting terrorism. we are buying into the notion that we have to step down, and we have to let anyone into the country to realize or to see any of the camps, and we're still fighting terrorism. the opposition is saying, we're not fighting terrorism, but trying to get the rashad regime out of power. so with all of the horrific images out of syria, that can all end. but there's no sign that either side is ready to end this
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violent war. >> ambassador, richard butler, knows all about negotiations, he served as the chief weapons inspector in iraq. what do you see the key issues here? >> i think there are three, john. a humanitarian crisis. 5 or 6 million people displaced. 100,000 dead. and shortages of food and medicines and so on. and secondly, an end to the fighting, a civil war, it has been going on for too long and too costly, and thirdly, what will run syria in the future? the governance of syria when the fighting has stopped? all three issues are connected and challenges, and what to do with them. >> let's get to the leadership in a moment.
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but i want to talk about the fighting. can this be a ceasefire before it's the end of the war? >> i'm not sure. i'm not very optimistic about what we're seeing, and john, i must say, i'm sorry to say that. but the reporter a moment ago was saying that it would be good to have people sit at the table. but the opposition is saying that there will be nothing happening here until we get assad to stand down. and assad is saying that we're not going anywhere. and how you can get acceptance in those circumstances, that fighting is not the solution. the only solution to this problem is a negotiated one. diplomacy has to play it's roll here s. that's what this conference is for, and i'm not optimistic that that will do it, but if so-called baby steps can be taken, and humanitarian
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corridors opened where there is no fighting and the relief can be given to the people that need it, that could be a start. >> there are reports that hunger is being used as a weapon by the assad regime to starve many of the people who oppose him. so what are the chances -- let's take the third issue, what are the chances that you could get humanitarian aid in? are you optimistic about that. >> i think that it has to happen in these desperate circumstances, and i'm not optimistic about any part of this, john, but that would be the best bet. if the people in montrose and geneva realize that enough is enough and they have to have something it take home from this meeting, humanitarian assistance, and medical assistance brought in, and with some stop to the fighting, that would be the minimum that they
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must take home. because that will itself be immediately connected to the issue that you raised, that of leadership and who is running the country. who do we deal with to arrange these corridors and so on. and that's the hardest question of all of. >> you've been in some very difficult negotiations before, and can you give us a sense of how you bring two sides so far apart together? >> it's difficult, but the negotiating procedure that could work, you start at the edges of the problem and work to the center. if it's like a pool, you start at the ins of the pool, the deeper water being in the center, and you try to get some measure of agreement on some things, and that encourages, hopefully, the move to go onto the more difficult things towards the deep water in the center of the pool. so in this case, i would say that the edge of the pool is humanitarian assistance, and then comes the stopping of the
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fighting, if not entirely certain of the conjunction of the humanitarian assistance, and finally, the question of who will run the country in the future. work from the edges to the center. if you start off with the deep water in the center of the pool, quite frankly people will walk out. >> richard butler, it's always good to have you on the program, thank you for being with us. nearby, the palestinian territories, the images that usually emerge depict violence and suffering, and one photographer is dedicated to showing a different side of it. tom has her story. >> that could be extremely week. >> photo journalist, tanya, has plenty of experience capturing the palestinian struggle. her latest work is the way they cope with reality. >> you never know whether something absurd or ridiculous,
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or ominous is going to happen here. >> her pictures include young female athletes practice javelin throwing beside the israeli separation wall. the first female surfer in gaza, a woman taking a walk in a dark tunnel in a wedding. a boy in the occupied west bank, and these furniture makers outside of the wall hoping for a customer. >> and they would be outside of the wall, having tea, smoking, and i would think there's something here, there's something there. >> tanya belongs to a collective of female photographers from iran, yemen, egypt and jordan. >> to shake up a lot of the stereotypes pressed upon the region. bill of the region and as well as men. >> she looks pibb for unusual .
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this man to break the ramadan fast. >> releasing the stress through humor. >> but her work is never meant to trivialize. >> there's a political content. and it's subtle and sarcastic. >> her various viewers. >> to me, i'm not success in any of the stories that i do unless i capture both a western audience, as well as an audience in the place that i film. >> it's a challenge that keeps tanya and her sisters looking out for that next special moment to record. >> now to ukraine, where russia's foreign minister warns things are out of control. between the protesters and the police, the rally broke out because of a new law that cracks down on public protests.
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the demonstrators threw fireworks and gas bombs at armed forces. both sides are being injured in the violence. a shooting today on the perdue campus in indiana attended thousands of students hiding indoors. one person was shot in the building, and the suspect surrendered minutes later. the campus was on lockdown for a couple of hours, and the police don't have a motive. coming up, a disturbing motive, in chicago, sexual abuse of children protected by catholic leaders want. >> . >> and a cloud of controversy, chris christie begins a second term surrounded by scandal.
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>> new jersey governor, cress chris, was sworn in for his second term today. but his inauguration was overshadowed by self scandals. the governor made no mention of the controversy in his speech. >> we have confronted trenton and the endless stream of money that previously stood in the way of fiscal sanity for our state
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and fiscal excellence for our children. together we have pushed those interests back and put our children's future first. we have survived the worst natural disaster in our state's history and we have worked together to restore, renew and rebuild the state that we love. >> christie's inauguration party for tonight had to be canceled because of the snowstorm in the northeast. new legal trouble tonight finish the former governor of virginia and his wife. bob mcdonald and his wife were indicted on corruption charges. accused of accepting gifts from a wealthy businessman. mcdonald left office earlier after a four-year term. virginia's general assembly expected to overhaul the ethics and gift laws. president obama said that president obama had have his first meeting with pope francis.
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he will travel january 22nd to talk about poverty and the gap between rich and poor. he will make stops in the netherlands, belgium and italy. there's new evidence on what the diocese of chicago did and failed to do about the child sex scandal involving priests. thousands of documents were moved to different parishes while others were assigned to work around children. >> reporter: the victims and the family members say that these documents really vindicate them because they prove that there was abuse going on and the catholic church knew about it for several decades. the victims and their families were at a press conference today, and they presented thousands of documents in boxes. and the documents contained letters from parents and memos, they included memos from the
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archdiocese, and they included details of priests transferred are one church to the other. one victim's father is very outraged by the archdiocese's behavior, and he's questioning his faith in the catholic church now. >> they have done nothing, the archdiocese of chicago. and that hurts more than anything else. because being brought up a catholic, and the faith and the trust you have, and to be disappointed like this, and have your child abused like this, there's no excuse. >> reporter: for archdiocese's part, they are asking any victims to come forward. >> the american civil liberties union is suing utah over gay marriage. in a lawsuit filed today, they
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said that the state should restore benefits to same-sex couples who have already gotten married there. the group said that they left them in legal limbo. they stopped giving benefits pending a court appeal. >> . >> some of the world's richest and most influential people are gathering for the forum in switzerland. widening the gap between the rich and the poor, sure to be part of the discussion there. >> reporter: it's often described as a giant networking event, or as johnson put it, constant egos and adulation. love or hate it, many of the world's influential people are here again high up in the swiss alps, the headline will be iran's president. his country was inrighted and uninvited to talk about syria,
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but the invitation to davos is secure. >> i think what he wants from this forum is credibility. he's going to come here and present the friendlier face of iran, and he wants to coincidence this audience that he's something that they can negotiate with. >> the suffering of syria will concentrate minds and increasing western interaction with iran. nexnetanyahu will be there, andt rubbing shoulders, they are avowed enemies. john kerry is expected to speak, it's dubbed geneva 2. while politics and crisis
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threaten to overshadow it, some of the richest and most powerful people in the world will try to stay focused on this year's headlines, no less than the reshaping of the world, looking at the possible future and causes and instability like climate change and income inequality. and the vast growing numbers of unemployed youth around the world. >> if you sit back and look at the leaders on this issue, why is it so important? we're talking about the youth today in their 20s. these are tomorrow's leaders, and if we lose this generation, who is going to lead us tomorrow. >> but as we talk about the gap between the rich and the poor, one statistic hangs heavy in the swiss air. the five richest individuals in the world are worth as much as the poorest 3 and a half billion people. many of those wealthy individuals are here.
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>> followed by a snowstorm, from washington d.c. to boston, and time square in new york city, millions are being hit by a grut al winter storm, and plus, an increase in oil production solves one problem and creates another. derail wants in crude oil trains, the highest in decades.
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>> welcome back to aljazeera america, i'm john seigenthaler in new york. here are stories. peace talks, delegates around the world in switzerland with the geil to end civil war. and the town of montro in geneva, the goal to end the
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syrian war that started three years ago >> reporter:? >> governor chris christie started his second term in office today. making news, and democratic state law makes, said they're americans the bridge lane closer and the threats over sand 'aid into one major investigation. >> . >> and winter weather blast. a snowstorm slamming into the northeast tonight. 3,000 flights so far canceled to the after five airports were hit with heavy snow. a state of emergency cleared in new jersey, delaware, parts of new york state. and the storm is not over. hours after it moves up the east coast, kevin joins us with more. >> john, when you and i were talking yesterday about how much snow was in the storm, i said 6-8 inches in the city, and i
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take that back. i think we'll see more like 12, especially in the northern part of the city. since i've been back here in the last few minutes, all of the footprints are gone. the snow is coming down hard and we're dealing with the heavy snow as well as the temperatures are coming down, and that's going to be a major problem. before i go to the temperatures, i want to show you what actually the empire state building looks like right now -- actually, we're in time square, and you can see the visibility and how bad. for the empire state building, it's beautiful, but it's windy and we're starting to lose our visibility. that's from the room cam and i -- roof cam and i wouldn't be surprised if we lose that in a couple of hours. the temperatures have come down since i last spoke to you. it was 18° 30 minutes ago, and we're talking that we're seeing
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about 14° for us. then when you figure in the windchill, it's even worse than that. we're looking at temperatures that are below 0. actually -8° for new york. and that's not the only one. look to boston. we're talking about -5. albany, -12. so that is going to be a big problem. now, the watches and warnings in the area are still a major problem. that means we're going to be seeing a lot of snow. up to 6 inches plus, and we have already experienced that. but look at the snow in the region. that's going to continue to tomorrow morning, and it's going to end up weakening down to the south first, and boston going to be one of the last place that's we see it break. here are the warnings that we're talking about. list go closer because i'm very concerned about the blizzard warnings taking mace in eastern massachusetts.
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if you look at our definition, 35 mile-per-hour winds in the region, as well as cume layings of 6 inches or more, and we think it's going to be 10 or 12. let's look at the definition there, and also, the visibility is going to be a big problem. if you're on the highway, you know that the visibility cups down quickly. and in boston, that's going to be a problem. so on wednesday, we'll start seeing the snow decrease, but we don't think that the airport is going to be later in the day. finally in new york, we are pretty much looking at the same type of scenario. and the only thing we expect to see is colder air there. 2° for the lows. now, we're going to be looking back to the midwest we're talking about these alberta
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clippers coming down in the north central states. this is coming down and bringing more snow into parts of chicago. and their five-day forecast looks like this. we're going to see the snow coming down on wednesday as well as the colder temperatures. so a miserable night, john, for many people. and the streets are fairly empty right now. i would stay off of the streets and take the subway or cabs home. >> we'll talk later. and much of the u.s. may be in the middle of another cold snap, but there's new evidence that overall, global temperatures are heating up. the national oceanic and atmospheric administration concluded that 2013 was one of the hottest years on record and they found that nine of the hottest years on record have occurred since the year 2000. this is the map of last year's temperatures, and it indicated
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where temperatures were higher than usual. the warning trend can be blamed on carbon emissions. >> when you pile these records year after year, you end up with a signal. the predictions of what will happen are coming true. >> rising temperatures are raising sea levels. signs of technology, jake ward spoke to a marine hecologist about the impact that changing sea levels could have on america's biggest cities. >> tell us what you can show us about san francisco where we are right now. >> so this is google earth. and what i've done is i've overlaid an image of water, and
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you can control the altitude and you can wrote it to see the sea levels all over the world. this is a 5-meter sea level rise, and depending on tidal cycle, this would this could be a foot above. >> so this is a bad day with only really a meter or so of rise, which is pretty much what they're predicting what we'll see by the end of the center he. >> i got a lot of requests for washington d.c. and we can fly over there to see what it looks like with 5 meters of rise. is that the idea? >> it wasn't planned this way, but i launched on your calendar during the sequester, and so a
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lot of people wanted to see the capital in particular. >> maybe show us brooklyn. >> all right. >> how it's hit so hard by flooding, and it's amazing that some towns have experienced what you're describing and others it seems like fantasy, but brooklyn is a reminder that it can happen. >> we're going to see more of this flooding in the coming half century, and it's only going to get worse. >> so where coney island and the beach, we're seeing just the big high-rises survive the flooding. >> and the nice thing about google earth, they have embedded a lot of models so you can really get an idea of what buildings are going to look like. >> what other things have you gotten a request for?
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>> it's probably something that will face the most immediate threat from climate change. it's essentially at sea level. >> so miami being a coastal city, being built out of so many islands really. >> miami gets hammered, yes. and in terms of economic damage, miami is probably facing the greatest economic threat from sea level rise. it has other problems as well, because miami is actually slowly sinking as well as a draining auk fir >> so you see the hotels of south beach are gone. >> so the one that really brought the message home for me was nagoia in japan. because nagoia is a city of about 9 million people.
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and each with 1 meter of sea level rise, it's fairly dramatic. so the most important thing for me and the reason that i started this project, i wanted to make the idea personal. >> it's so abstract for the rest of us. oh, 3 feet, that's not so bad. >> and on twitter, i don't limit it to realistic sea level rise. if your hometown is 6 meters above sea level and you want to see it flooded, it's not just going to affect coastal cities. they will impact them directly. but once you see the flood, you see a massive migration out of the cities to other areas. so no matter where you are in the world, you'll be affected by sea level rises in the century. >> jake is here in our studio in new york, and welcome. this is pretty creepy stuff, and it's so long way off and how
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soon could we begin it see this impact? >> let me remind you that this is a pretty conservative estimate. we're only looking at one meter, a meter above what they're presenting for the next century. 3 feet by the year 2100. and that's all that the simulation is projecting, but based on the kind of information that we're seeing in today's report, it's probably going to be worse than that. >> how do these change the way that scientists have been viewing this? >> one of the nasa scientists on the call today, the way he put it, people have a -- poor memory for climate change. we're only looking at 37 years of straight growth in the average global temperatures. we're seeing the ocean temperatures changing consistently, and its getting stronger and stronger, so we're probably looking at more than 3
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neat of sea level rising, probably 5 feet or beyond. >> in philadelphia, officials are working to remove a series of train cars that derailed. they're carrying train fuel, the type that exploded last summer. and it is raising serious safety concerns, and paul has that story. >> reporter: until recently, trains just weren't carrying that much oil around the country. but since 2008, u.s. domestic oil production has soared 25%, thanks in large part to the boom in oil shale production in places like north dakota. that means panickers can 80 to 100 cars are more common and potentially more dangerous. last year 1.15 million gallons of oil were spilled in train accidents. that's more spilled in train accidents in one year than in
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the previous 40 years combined. and that does not include the disaster in canada, back in july 201 when a runaway oil train exploded. it killed 47 people and spilled 1 and have oil that came from north dakota. some say that the alternative is not much better. >> last year, in arkansas, there was a 1 million-gallon release from a pipeline. and many of the leaks go undetected. neither rail nor pipelines are risk free. >> oil train accidents can be catastrophic, but they are rare. 11.5 billion gallons traveled by rail last year, and 99.99% of it arrived safely. whether or not these accidents can be deadly, cost billions to cleanup and cause massive damage, government and industry
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experts are looking at a slate of changes, everything from rerouting trains, changing the tank car design, and changing the speed of trains. they are expected to be announced in in the next 30 days, but the rules on tougher cars are not expected until 2013. aljazeera, denver. >> besides the early sweltering heat in melbourne, australia, the big story of the year, the grand slam tennis tournament had been losses in the women's tournament. michael joins us with how the upset bug is affecting the men's tournaments as well. >> it never dies, whether it's rafael with the french or martina nav ta lov a. yokavich has won six titles in his career, including the last three in a row. but that came to an end on
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tuesday as he lost a 5-set thriller. they had met the last 14 types, and yokavich prev veiled after 5 hours and 2 minutes. when he missed the wide open volley on this match, he ended a run of 28 consecutive wins. and this brought other impressive streaks. ta straight matches at the australia open, and reached the semifilms in the last 14 grand slams, and won 14 over the top ten opponents. while joke viv will likely be the favorite next year, the all-time finalist is in the last few of his career. roger federer is still in position to add another record fifth australia title to his resume. >> when roger federer burst on
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the tennis scene in the late 1990s, his timing couldn't have been better. there was a void at the top of the help's game with aggasi winding down their careers, and federer played at wimbledon, foreshadowing an amazing career that would net him 17 grand slam titles, the most by any man ever. not only by skilled play, but by formidable competition in the top of the game by yokavich and murray. the glory days of connor and macon enrow. >> i played enough match that's two best points here or there aren't going to make any dent if my life or career. >> he's committed to his work with children under the roger federer foundation banner. he fors the australia open
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ranked as the best player in the world, clearly on the downside of his career, but he has conquered the auso four types, and he has a good shot at number five. >> i'm not the defending champion, and i should be able to play more freely. >> so now with the pressure off of federer, he has an impressive resume with the hiring of his new coach. stefan. >> it's always solid routines, and it will fit in nicely to that, and i'm excited that he's taken up the offer because i didn't think that he was going to do it. because he's got a life, you know, he doesn't need this. and for me, clearly, it's very exciting to have a part of the team and i'm looking forward to every week i'll spend with him on the tour this year. >> for a player who has
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dominated the sport for his career, his biggest competition is father time and he hopes to turn back the clock in australia. >> 14 to andy murray, and 17 in melbourne, which will be 3:30 in the morning on the east coast. he will face the top seed, so that's going to be a great semifinal match. >> i have to admit that i watched the 3 a.m. match. joke viv this morning, and these guys are so fast. >> the jump to the level of play that the sport has seen in the last 10, 15 years, based on technology and overall athletes, they don't look like born and macon row games. >> a passionate message from a family of an american who disappeared in iran. >> it's time to bring him home. he has been there for almost
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seven years. >> tonight, a mother's plea for help. plus: >> a similar plea from the father of aljazeera journalist held captive in egypt.
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ub. >> it has nearly seven years since form agent, bob levinson disappeared of the he was working for the cia off of the coast of iran at the time. and there's new information on what happened to him. >> family photos of much happier times. a smiling levinson clan when dad was still in the picture. she has not seep her husband since 2007 when he disappeared while visiting iran, and now she has evidence that could help to locate him. >> these documents are documents that show that bob was arrested on kish island. and several months later, he had medical issues in the prison that they had held him in. >> the family can't prove the document's authenticity, but they appear to be real n. the proper language and the proper form. and aljazeera's experts on
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iranian law agree with that assess many. he was working under contract for the cia at the time of his disappearance, something that the u.s. government has never officially admitted and something that the family knew but kept secret. they feel that now is the right time to release these documents. >> these are very positive for us, and we're very hopeful that they will follow up on this. >> the family also wants to pressure the u.s. government to step up efforts to save one of their own. >> they sent him, they left him. and that was a moral wrong, and they need to fix him. >> the last images that the family saw of levinson in captivity came three year ago. >> i believe that he's working as hard as he can to come home to his family. >> christine and dan hope to travel to iran to talk to
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officials identified in these documents, or at least get more information on the whereabouts of robert levinson. i spoke to the state department this evening and got no response to the charge that the u.s. sent him, left him and should fix it. the state department repeated that bringing levinson home is a top priority, something that they have been saying for sometime. >> the family, after all of this time, still believes that he's alive? >> they remain optimistic, and though it has been seven years that they have seen evidence of that, they want to go back to iran and talk to some of the people named in this document >> so the iran nuclear deal in the world, does that have an impact on this? >> you would think that it would muddied waters, but they think it may help because they're at a high-level going on, and somehow robert levinson may be part of
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that. >> it has been nearly one month since aljazeera correspondents were jailed in egypt. the journalists are accused of joining a terrorist group, but aljazeera said that's a fabrication. today his parents joined 30 news organizations in calling for their son's release. >> to most, peter is an award-winning correspondent. and to them, that's secondary, he's their son. >> what keeps peter doing the job that he's doing, he has a very strong sense of social justice, the need to seek the truth. and to always do whatever can be done to help those in need. >> as well as to let the world know, to get it out there, because things can change. >> though peter has worked internationally since the
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1990s, winning awards for his work in africa, he was raised in brisbane where his parents still live. the australian media, they called passionately to release for son. >> it's shattering to the whole family. and it's a living nightmare at the moment and until he gets out, he can't continue. >> all sections of the australian media were at the press conference, and fervent radio and tv interviews afterwards. >> we live in a democracy where you have to be charged to be held. and he has been held since the 29th of december, and it's unimaginable. >> they have been able to speak to peter just three times since his arrest. they're plowed of their son. he has been two decades in
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television news, mixed with the pride for his profound concern. echoing the calls of the australian government and aljazeera and people from around the world, peter and his colleagues were doing a legitimate job in a legitimate way, and they should be released now. aljazeera, brisbane. >> in tonight's photo finish, one of the image that's caught our attention was the moment of the standoff between the people in the ukraine. this elderly woman is crossing an armored wall of police officers, and officers blocking the streets. demonstrators demanding that they step down. for the past three days, protesters are throwing rocks and stones.
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