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welcome to al jazeera america. these are the stories we are following for you. ukraine eagles clash is leading to a meeting of the minds. the fighting raging on in aleppo, as serious civil war taking center stage. and -- >> i felt embarrassed by it. well, not embarrassed, i just don't want nobody to know that i was in a shelter. >> and a special series al jazeera takes you into the lives of america's
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homeless children, to see their struggle first hand. >> . >> time has run out now for that fragile truce between police and protestors in ukraine. very violent demonstrations the president finally meeting with opposition leaders in the capitol. earlier calling for an emergency sex. now all of this began two months ago when the president pulled out of the trade deal. tens of thousands of demonstrators repeatedly taking to the streets and calling for his resignation, the protests are an attempted coupe. jennifer glass standing by live, the time is up so what's next? wright now as we speak, there are a number of orthodox priests standing on european square trying to keep that truce holding.
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so far it has. the deadline did pass but we understand the opposition leaders are still meeting or at least trying to figure out what that meeting meant. so priests try together make sure that the protestors don't start throwing rocks again, and the police don't start becoming aggressive again, so the politicians can sort out solutions to this crisis. we have had the president say there will be an emergency session of parliament that's been scheduled for tuesday, and the police have made a public apology. for inappropriate behavior, and they say they have launched an investigation, now whether that will be enough for the protestors here, in this bitter bitter cold for two months now, that's not clear. >> jennifer, the protestors have been calling for president victor to step down, but do they have anyone to replace him? >> well don't know whether there's any
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indication they will make any progress on that. many here feel that he is deaf to all of their demands. that he has no touch with reality. even the fact that he tried to pass draconian laws they say dictatorship laws that were pushed through by a hand vote, literally in a few minutes with no public debate, and it went into effect this week. show how out of touch he is, and in some ways many say that's what pushed them over-the-edge. that's why they frustration turns into violence. so the question is can the president do anything, or will he be willing to go. we are seeing some unrest around the country, protest r toes took over what is essentially a state house there, and the same thing is happening in three other cities. so we are seeing around
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ukraine, unrest in cities as well. certainly unhappiness with the government, europe has named this country -- sorry the transparency international named this country the most corrupt in europe, and many ukrainians see that as the heart of the problem. they are fighting for democracy here. >> jennifer glass, live, again these are live images that you are looking at right now. jennifer, thank you very much. and as you can tell, even though that fragile truce has expired, the crowds that have gathered in the central square showing no signs of leaving. south sudan's warring factions now agreeing to a cease fire, leaders from both sides signing off on a five week cease fire agreement. jamal has more from jube ba, the capital of south sudan. >> it's been a long awaited cease fire, but a huge break deal nonetheless. at least now those who have fled their homes because of the violence that has raged through
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south sudan over the past several weeks has some hope that they may return soon. the cease fire just signed essentially guarantees there will be permission, or both sides would allow for aid to reach those effected. however, it will only be implemented 24 hours after the signing of the time of that signing. despite this break through, despite the cease fire, many view that this is just a patching of a wound that continues to bleed. because there are real differences between both sides here. there is the former vice mt. who many see is a person who feels he should be running 24 country. pitted against the current president who enjoys widespread support, as someone who has seemed to have liberated south sudan. and the other tribes across south sudan, so many view that unless
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real accountability for the crimes committed is reached unless real reconciliation reached between both sides it is difficult to see how this cease fire will last very long. >> iranian president is at the world economic forum in switzerland. he seized the opportunity to talk a the growing cries us and the peace talks. suggesting free and fair elections is the only solution to the crisis. >> iran believes that we must all work to first bring an end to the fighting and bloodshed, and secondly we must all work to push the terrorists out of syria. the best solution is a free election, we must all respect what the people vote for. no government or outside power can make decisions for another country and for the nation of syria. >> also tomorrow the syrian government and opposition forces could meet face to face for the first time since syria's
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bloody civil war began three years ago, meanwhile, inside fighting continues with reports that al quaida rebels have now seized a town in the north. nick is live in geneva, nick, what are the chances the two sides will actually meet tomorrow to talk? >> dale, good evening that's the $64,000 question. the special representative has been doing shuttle diplomacy, meeting the opposition trying to figure out what they are willing to do. and that just goes to show how difficult this process is. we have been talking about having this for a year and a half, and did they actually finally get the final guest list, and that's why he says he has to meet both sides to see what they are willing to do, the question is whether they are willing to meet across the table from one another, and that's what certainly the u.s. and russia are
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hoping or whether the two sides are foo far apart. that will started tomorrow and we are hearing it will probably last about one week, no matter how far they go, next friday will be the deadline, and the u.s. officials certainly hope that this -- that these piece talks don't end next friday, that they continue for as long as it takes to try and end 24 war. >> nick, there are some experts suggesting that these talks are nothing more than window dressing and in a year's time, bashar will still be the president of syria, the fight willing still be going on, and the bodies will still be piling up, is there a sense where you are that they believe that they are doing more than just talking? i any there's a great pessimism, the fear is there is no reason, not enough pressure for asaad to stop the violence, and that's what the u.s. and
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the u.n. are trying to talk about, they are trying to find pressure points and the reason that is relevant, and so important to get this process going is that president obama has all been taken the military option off the table. every interview he gives for example, he is talking about how he is glad not in another middle eastern war, so given that that army -- or sorry military option isn't on the table, then what do you have to do to get asaad to realize that he can't continue this violence? and what the u.s. is p howing is to isolate him. to try and get the trap going, and try to isolate asaad so much that he feels like he can't act with impunity. up and till that happen as lot of people here say it doesn't matter where happens. it doesn't matter what the two talk about, because asaad still has enough power to continue this violence, which means the opposition will be forced to continue, and the cycles we have seen for three years that have created the worst crisis in decades will continue. so dell, there's a great worry that no matter what happens here, what happens in syria, and to
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pressure asaad himself is much more important. >> nick joining us from geneva, thank you very much. a fire in a canadian nursing home has left three people dead. police say 30 more are missing. the fire happens in the small town in quebec. it took them five hours just to put the fire out. >> this one coming from a watchdog agency that says the nsa collection of phone records is both ineffective and illegal. mike is at the white house now with more. beens and beens of them, now turned illegally, and significantly in comes from a federal agency, the oversight board a relatively obscure organization within the united states government, out with its first significant report today.
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it is all about section 215, obviously it's been very controversial, since it was revealed over the course of the last six or eight months the own commission said it had not prevented any attacks, however, they do recommend that it go forward. in revealing how to reyou remember to the community, says it should not be collected by the government any more, but he did not say the program should be ended simply that a outside third party or the phone companies themselveses the communications companies should do the collecting. he also instituted judicial review when law enforcement wants to access those records. however, the solutions that the president put forward in the next breath, he said there are significant problems with that. so we have had a federal judge, we have had the own commission, and now we have this independent agency stamply
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criticizing none so harshly as what was said in this report, that the program is illegal and should be shut down. meanwhile the white house has said the director of national intelligence to figure out how to change the collection system, but a lot of folks are saying it is very difficult it will be a very difficult row to ho to find a solution in a short time. thank you very much. >> in just about an hour, edward snowden taking your questions live in an online chat. q & a will be held on his website. snowden expected to address recent changes that were layed out last week. an alleged crime leadner court. the fbi agent arrested this morning he is the only one facing charges it is one of the largest robberies in american history. nearly $6 million in stolen cash and jewels, four others being arrested in that predawn
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raid. all five said to be members of a new york organized crime family. coming up on al jazeera america, not all kids have a place to call home, we will hear from one of those children in our special series. is a large portion of the country worried now about being about how they are going to heat their homes this country, we will tell you what propane users can do to fight the supply shortage. of jail? >> thats an indirect equation, i would say. >> algebra is the answer part of our week long ln-depth series. >> only on al jazeera america.
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many other eight-year-olds. >> i have to get up at 6:00 and get ready. >> but she isn't like most kids she lived at this homeless shelter in indianapolis. sharing a roughly 30 square feet room with her single mom, brother, and two sisters she copes with tight quarters, and little privacy. >> you are in my way. >> the family has little money, her mother gets about 700-dollar as month from the state, while she is enrolled in a job training program. she lost her job a a cook in a nursing home last summer, forcing the family to move from this rental home. now warning signs are part of the new surroundings. still, she manages to find comfort and friends here. i like it because i get to meet new people, and i get to go to activities and just play games. >> her resiliency comes
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as no surprise to her mother. >> she has always been like that, she adapts well i think it is her personality. >> good. >> on the bus heading to school, her guard comes down, as she talks about having a real home again. >> kit be apartment, i don't care, as long as i just -- i just want a house to live in. >> get ready, set, and go. >> at scoot, the third grader focused on her assignments. >> when you are done bring it up. >> there's a pop quiz. >> her situation isn't that unusual in minneapolis. of 35,000, roughly one in ten is homeless. >> jakala kayla is a good student, and popular with her classmates. she laughs easily with her friends. still, she doesn't want them to know about her
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life outside of school. >> i am embarrassed but my -- not embarrassed. i just don't want nobody to know. that i live in a shelter. >> her mother says the shelter has brought stability, and she hopes to have a job by summer and move out. >> we are going to paint different ones today. that would be leaving behind the daily activities and the friends she has found here. >> i will miss the people i met here. a lot. but it can also be moving into a house, and sharing a person with with maybe just oneperson, instead of four. al jazeera, minneapolis. in 2008, one in ten people lived below the poverty line to the state decided to go to work hoping to end poverty there by 2020. at the half way mark those numbers have grown worse. investors are stairing at
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one of the worse days for stalks in months. down 213 points wall street rattles and concerns about earnings. hackers stole data from more than 1 million of its customers. confirming thieves installed mallware from july 16th to october 30th. they said credit card companies have reported more than 2,000 cards have been used by crooks since that occurred. and a programming night, our ali velshi is in switzerland. he is talking to some of the most important people at the business and finance. you can see his reports throughout the day, and at 7:00 right here on al jazeera america. it is bad enough having to face the bitter cold but for many homeowners they are also dealing with a shortage of propane. and what is left is getting more expensive. already up a buck, and 8-cents in just one day in texas. more from chicago.
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>> as another round sets in, face another challenge to staying warm. the propane tank isless than half full. he is using space hitters has stocked up on firewood and is cob serving what he can. with temperatures dropping to 20 below zero, some homeowners there are worried. >> living in the city, it is something you take for granted. you flip on the switch, and the heat comes on, and the gas runs. out here, if i don't have that tank full, we won't be having our warm house come home to, or be able to cook our meals. >> 14 eastern states and
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eight southern states. it will allow delivery drivers to stay on the road longer and transporters to move more freely. the shortage as a result of a confluence of conditions that started last fall, with an increased propane demand to dry p cos late into the year. at the same time, pipeline caused delays throughout the area. >> couples with extreme cold, demand for the fuel surged. >> but we don't have any reports of people running out of propane in either new england or the midwest. we know that our members are working double time, to make sure that homes are serviced. last week reported record photograph gas and propane storage withdrawals. bad news for more than 5.5 million customers who rely on it to heat their homes. >> we are stressed out
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just like everyone else. we don't want our customers to stress out and think they are going to freeze. we are asking them to conserve. turn the therm state down, put a blanket on something like that. >> adding to the misery the depleted stocks and increased demands are pushing midwest prices to record highs. industry leaders expect it to last through the winter season. chicago. >> and now the government is stepping in to help out. and this is a live look right now where they are hoping a fragile truce that just expired falled out flu the evening hours demonstrators now meeting the president. debate. and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5pm et / 2pm pt only on al jazeera america
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jazeera al here are today's headlines. time has run out for that fragile truce between police and protestors. demonstrations have spread now into four other cities.
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following some violent protests. meeting with opposition leaders in the capitol, calling for an emergency session of parliament. on six leaders could have a face to face meeting tomorrow. u.n. envoy meeting with both sides today. the white house now rejected the latest. it comes from a federal walk down agency that says the practice of soaring your fonda that is not only ineffective it is illegal. the philippine eagle is rare endangered and no match for poachers. efforting to share it are falling short. >> that looks like a lion's maine, the philippine eagle is considered a wild life treasure, but it is one that is dying out. there are around 400 pairs of eagles left in the wild. they need rain forest and large trees to live in.
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but now almost 90 best of the country's forests have already disappeared. >> well, it's really difficult. especially when we do enforcement. >> efforts to save them is now at a precarious stage. >> environmental groups have made public education a priority. especially in areas like this one. where clandestine activities have long been the norm. gary and his friends have been poaching in the southern philippines for many years. they set up around eight p transitional presidents every week. they do not specifically hunt for eagles, may say,
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but when the birds get trapped they eat them. their any recess stores believe that eating an eagle means a longer and healthier life. >> it is also has been a practice since people moved here in the forrest, they have livestock like chickens but the eagles take them. >> gary says they did not know that killing the philippine eagle would mean 12 years in prison. >> around 14 philippine eagles are being looked after. funds to maintain them are limited. workers here say they are doing their best to provide assemblance of a life in the wild. hopeful that some day these eagles will truly know what it is like to be free. also al jazeera, southern philippines. >> it is a big cool down
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for the u.s. now eight degrees below zero from minneapolis. -ts are going to stay cold, and our snow fall totals when we look at those, when you have know on the ground, many times your temperatures are colder, well, our temperatures and snowfall cold temperatures and snow is impressive. we look at the amount of snow on the ground, and it is more than the average for this date. so all the snow coming down, and we will get more snow on top of the stuff in place, two to six inches expected especially when the upper peninsula of michigan. stretching down towards the upper states of new york and pennsylvania. for texas right now, you have big problems when it comes to travel and the roadways. we have cold air coming down from the north, and it is interacting with warm air, and what is happening freezing rain. it will be icy tonight
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into the early morning hours of friday. from san antonio over to houston, includes austin, but does not get as far up as dallas. so do expect some icy weather here. temperatures right now. 23 degrees we are all getting this cold weather. it is exceptional, when we talk about the very cold air that sits up over the snow and ice, we are expecting to see this move down a little closer to us in the days ahead. so we are cold now, but as we get into saturday-sunday, even colder air yet will start driving across the bay. and we will stay in this cold stretch, all the way to next week. >> rebecca, thank you very much. 47 smuggled artifacts now back in peru, the items ranging from textiles to fossils to p mas. some of them dated back to the 12th century, coming from all over the world, and then there is one notable exception.
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it is a little that was found on all places ebay, many of the items were returned from private citizens from around the world. thank you for watching al jazeera america, 101 east is next, and check us out 24 hour as day on >> for more than a decade, the world has witnessed seemingly endless violence in afghanistan. many tell me the daily reports of the attacks, and the daily killings have ceased to hold much meaning. but for those living in this land, torn apart by war, there's no more important of a time than now. after years of trying to drive back the taliban, most of the nato and u.s. troops are leaving, having reported here since the september 11th attacks on new york, the fate of the people have come to weigh heavily on me. that's why i


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