consider this. the news of the day plus so much more. answers to the questions no one else will ask. >> it seems like they can't agree to anything in washington no matter what. ♪... good morning to you. and welcome to al jazeera america. i am morgan radford live in new york city. here are the stories we are following for you right now. a community in mourning. the death toll from the washington state mud slide continues to climb. this while a number of people missing takes a dramatic drop. plus, a diplomatic showdown in paris. secretary of state john kerry gets ready to meet his russian counterpart. it's election day. turkey holds it's first volt
since anti- government protests last year. the number of victims in that devastating washington mudslide has now grown to 18. the number of missing has dropped substantially from 90 down to 30. al jazeera tanya moseley joins us outside of derington, washington. tonya, why has the number dropped so significantly? >> well, you can imagine this time last week, after the mud slide, it was extremely chaotic in this area. authorities were asking for folks to call in the names of people they believed were missing. fr from that mudslide. a week later, they have been able to con sol date and cross-reference. there were duplicate names and people who weren't missing in the mudslide. searchers are heading out again in the search for victims.
a week after the mudslide, heavy rain soaks the crushed trees, mud and debris. >> that's all that's left of the lives lived here. earlier at 10:37 a.m., a moment of silence. the moment one week ago when oso, washington, became home to one of the words mudslides in washington state history. more than 200 crew members along with rescue dogs navigated through the flood waters in search of victims. the letters "pv" are spray painted to notify rescuers of possible victims. >> the slide hit with such force that oftentimes, the rescue user are not recovering full, intact victims. >> diana vavle has come to grips with the worst. >> the hope lingered for three or four days but probably the knowledge was very immediate. >> reporter: those rescuers have not recovered alan's body.
mable is certain her son and his fian fiance, delaney e web, along with delaney e's grandparents? >> i picture it adds being fast, in the kitchen, having breakfast, going "what's that noise"? >> alap and delaney e were planning an august wedding. mable says they were eager to start their lives together. moments before death, alan wrote a facebook post about his fiancee. >> his last text was about 45 minutes before the incident, and it was to delaney, and it said, the 10 things i need to make me happy, and it was all you, ten you 'is. there are many stories. entire families wiped out. mable understands the positionsibility that while rescuers are working around the clock, alan's body may never be found. >> it's only their body. it's only their shell. they died together.
they are together now. and i picture them together where they are at. >> that's only their shells. but i still picture them together. >> while the official death toll is at 18, rescue user were able to recover several bodies but they have not identified them yet. they are waiting for dental records and family identification. now, again, as i told you, rescuers are headed out this morning. they hope that the weather will let out. they have been dealing with very tough weather climates and it's very cold out here, and it's extremely rain. >> you mentioned the rescuers are headed out. what about the events planned today to honor those victims and those still missing? >> in a few hours, there is expected to be a prayer service for community members here, but it's a private prayer service. they are hoping to give those folks a safe place to be able to congregate, talk with each other and, also, pray for the victims. >> all right, tanya mosley reported from washington. tanya, thanks so much for being
with us. secretary of state john kerry is the in paris where he will soon meet with his russian counter part, sergei lavrov, the latest attempt to ease texts over the annexation of crimea. >> story from paris >> reporter: this meeting between johnkerry and sergei lavrov due to happen at the residence of russia's ambassador to france comes about after a direct phone call between kerry and lavrov on saturday. john kerry was actually flying back from the middle east to the u.s., but turned around after speaking to surge alavrov. it's well known that the u.s. has concerns about what it believes is the buildup of tens of thousands of russian troops on ukraine's eastern border. it's very worrying that, in fact, russians troops could look to moved in to ukraine proper. search alavrov says they have no intention of invading ukraine.
he has been talking to russian state television on sunday putting forward his idea of what should happen within ukraine. he said that there should be a new constitution for the country, one which creates a federal nation which gives more autonomy to the regions notably, which is important for moscow, more self control for those regions which are dominated by russian speakers. washington, for its part, has, according to officials in the u.s., come up with its own plan. it's saying that there needs to be international monitors to protect the rights of minorities in ukraine. they also want to see movement on direct talks between kiev, the interim government there, and between moscow. >> that's something that has not on the looked like happening for a long time now, particularly not since russian forces effectively annexed crimea, the peninsula after there was a referendum, a controversial
referendum to join the russian federation. both sides have their differing visions of the future in ukraine. they have their own interests in ukraine. there is a lot to talk about in paris on sunday night. >> that wasaj unt al jazeera i paris. >> wondering if there are implications for them, tomorrow morning on al jazeera america, we will discuss the crisis in ukraine with the former president of lithuania, the first president after independence from the soviet union back in 1990. he will be joining us at 8:15 a.m. eastern. >> tensions are high in turkey as local elections are underway. even though the prime minister isn't on the ballot, the voting is seen as a test of his policies. his government is facing corruption allegations and rallies against him have been ongoing since late last year. meanwhile, eight people were killed across the country between r i have a ls of the two main political parties. al jazeera jamala space jayel
has more >> reporter: it is one of the most hotly contested cities between the ruling party and the main obviopposition or people's republican party. >> fight is likely to be very close indeed in an election that is being seen as a referendum on the governing party and the leadership of urduwan. the president will be casting his ballot. the turkish media have been here from the early hours to catch a glimpse of him. queues have been lining up on to cast their votes in an election that will be decisive for turkey nationwide. its very tight here a lot of people wait to go see whether the ruling party will be able to retain control of the capitol as well as manage the victory percentage they are looking for nationwide. >> that was jamal reporting from
ankara, turkey. three lebanese soldiers have been killed and four injured in a suicide car bomb attack in the town of arsel near the border with syria. the lebanese military says a suicide bomber drove a car loaded with explosives right into an army checkpoint. the wounded were evacuated by helicopter and a sunni group is claiming responsibility for the bombing. the search continues for that missing malaysian jetliner more than three weeks after it vanished on its way to beijing. planes and eight ships are severaling the southern indian ocean where experts breeze the mraep went down. they are trying to locate objects spotted by aircraft over the past few days, but so far, no debris from that plane has been found. meanwhile, family members of flight 370's passengers are demanding answers. mary are asking the malaysian government to apologize for the way that it handled the case. and dozens of them have come to malaysia staging a protest at a
>> protests broke out today as palestinians marked the three-eight anniversary of land day marking israeli confiscation of palestinian land back in 1976. at the same time, the u.s. is trying to save the middle east peace talks. the palestinians are threatening to walk away avisis missed a deadline to release palestinian prisoners. al jazeera nick schifrin looks at the issue through the eyes of two families conflicted by the conflict >> reporter: in the face of a man he never met, avi bramber sees himself. he is 32, and that's the man he was named for, his uncle avi, an
israeli soldier kid fabbed and killed in 1980. >> i was a nabbed born a year to the day after his murder. i bear his name. i live under the shadow of the murdered. >> this is your son? >> 30 minutes down the road, supia unis flips through photos of her son, karim. he killed avi's uncle. he is serving a-sentence. this weekend, israel was supposed to release him. the deadline came and went. >> there is nothing dearer than a son, not a brother, not a father. no one in the world can replace a son. >> supia's sons and his victim's fates are forever linked. for you they may determine the fate of the current middle east peace talks. when the talks began,itsisis agreed tofree prisoners across four rounds. palestinians agreed not to seek un recognition. but so long is karim am tarrant
freed, the palestinians are threatening to walk away. karim's mother supports that. >> we will talk after the prisoners are released. the prisoners must come home. for israel, the prisoner releases are unpopular. after nabbed avi bramberg helps lead protests against them. he accuses the government of prenabbed betrayal. >> these are pain follow-up nabbedful. we are talking about a knife stabbed in our heart time and again. >>itsisi nabbed's government said it's not willing to face the anger and relet's karim unless the pal tin januarys green nabbed agree to extend peace talks. but palestinsay israel needs to epnabbed uphold its commit. nabbedment. >> i support the nabbed that the my brother won't be the price that obstructs this. >> karim's family opposes nabbed
opposes the palestinians giving in to israel's further demands even if that might mean that furniture bought for karim's home coming stays wrapped. avi's family will fight the release even if the peace process fails. as both sides dig in, the more likely the u.s. sponsored peace talks nabbed talks will collapse. nick shifrin, al jazeera, northern israel. >> senegal has closed its border where the e bowl a nabbed nabbed nabbed ebola virus has killed steeft nabbed stlooevent people. they have surfaced in the country's sea side which is when nabbed why senegal is trying to keep the nabbed it from spreading into its borders. it is nabbed it causes internal and external bleeding. that's why victims and their families are asking for help. >> i am very confused. people are crying down.
they need helped nabbed help. even children. >> health officials warn that the virus could spell disaster in the city of two million people with an international airport. aid groups are trying to identify and isolate anyone who may have been exposed. the mentally ill are four times more likely to be killed in a ton nabbed confrontation with police than those without mental illness. new training programs for police officers hope to keep those en counters from escalating into violence. kristin has that experience. >> halaba's concern for her son's health brought her from new begin i to his new york apartment he had lost a lot of weight and was speak innabbing incoherently when he en nabbed ignored his mother's pleas to see a doctor, she called 911 for an ambulance. it was police who showed up first. >> i said, don't call police. call an ambulance. he said, oh, no, ma'am.
don't worry. in new york, you call ambulance, welcome first. don't worry. >> justice will be honored and served. >> what happened next and nabbed ended in a funeral and protests. sfilz nabbed officers forced their way into mohammed's apartment after he refused to open the door. he lunged at police with a 13-inch knife. when a tazer didn't stop him, they opened fire, shooting him eight times, once in the head. the officers have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing. bahn is suing the police department demanding compensation and changes to the way it handle nabbed handles mental health calls. the police department didn't respond to al jazeerats request for comment. >> we are on patrol with the houston police department and a team that has been specially trained to deal with mental health crisis. this is a model program that teams up a mental health professional with a police officer to better handle these situatio situations these crisis
intervention teams are now in place in police departments in more than 40 states. >> just relax. listen to the officer. listen to him. >> officers undergo special training that differs from traditional police tactics and aims to deescalate a crisis. >> you have to go into that situation understanding that you are dealing with someone that's not totally in control of their mental faculties and just by giving commands might escalate a situation nabbed situation as opposed to figuring out, you know, what drives this person and what their dilution is. nabbed nabbed nabbed nabbed -- nabbed this man stopped taking his medication and was agitated i know he is is a nabbed safe. >>
nab what she hopes to achieve for others who are mentaly ill, new york. >> a busy sign-up season for president obama's healthcare law. 6 million people have enrolled. monday is the last day to do so. the white house has extended the deadline to mid april. >> for an in-depth look at the affordable care act, tune in tonight. after this short break, after an earthquake rocked southern california, residents continue to deal with dozens of acshocks. >> a country transitioning from dictatorship to democracy. i will introduce you to a man who moved to teach monks english and found out they have a lot more to
sxwrarnling. over 300 crew members and volunteers could not do search for missing people as the death toll this weekend rises from 17 to 18. the crisis in ukraine will once again be the focus for secretary of state john kerry in paris where he will soon meet with his russian counterpart, sergei lavrov. many are concerned over russian's reported military buildup near the ukrainian's eastern border. municipality elections are taking place in turkey today where the votes are largely seen as a precussor to presidential e elections happening later this year. the country's main opposition will be trying to end a decade long rule of the country's prime minister. the first round of egypt's presidential election has been set for the end of may. today, the announcement comes days after army chief general asisi resigned. he led the overthrow of i see islamist president mohamed morsi back in july after mass protests.
if no one gets more than 50% of the first round of voting, a second round will be held in mid-june. a 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook one of the country's biggiest national parks this morning. it struck in the middle of yellow stone about 65 miles southeast of boson, montana. no damage was reported. in southern california, residents experienced more than 100 aftershocks following friday's 5.1 earthquake. damage foundations forced several dozens to evacuate fullerton. no injuries are reported but the tremors raised fears of more earthquakes happening in the near future. >> we should expect the new normal to been higher. the last 15 years was too quiet. it can't be the long-term. whether or not we have gone into that knew phase, we are going to have to wait and see. >> friday night's quake was senterred about 25 miles south of downtown los angeles. while california deals with aftershoc aftershocks, the rest of the
country is dealing with heavy rain. it's a gloomy sunday. fill us in on what we can expect. >> morgan, it is a gloomy sunday. we are dealing with a lot of rain, flash flooding a major problem. in addition to that, some areas looking at the snow. that's right. the snow across central portions and western pennsylvania down into west virginia. if you are traveling along i-81 today, we could see anywhere from two to four inches of snow. meanwhile, across portions of i-95 across maine, it's a mess out there. heavy rain coming down. in addition to that, we have some ice mixing in, across central portions of the state and snow, all the way across the north into portions of new brunswick. be careful out there on i-95. the flooding is going to be a problem along the coast in the central portions of pennsylvania. >> snow is going to accumulate across the great lakes and upstate portions of new york, if you are traveling along the network state freeway, keep that in mind. another thing to mention is the wind behind this front. you will fill it in new york city. we are looking at winds generally around 16 miles per hour. we could see some gusts across
the northeast up to 35 miles per hour. temperatures today going to be in the 20s. further towards the north, the 30s once you make your way into upstate portions of new york and the 40s and 50s in pennsylvania and across portions of the mid atlantic. meanwhile out west, the rain continues to come down across washington state, a flood warning in effect right across everett, washington. a storm getting ready to push into northern california where we have winter storm warpingz in effect all across the sierra. if you are traveling around there, keep that in mind. mean while,marks in effect all across the sierra. if you are traveling around there, keep that in mind. mean while,. it's a better day, high temperatures going to be comfortable out there today. 71 in savannah. yesterday, we were close to 90 degrees in miami but on the backside of the front with those winds pushing in out of the north. today will be in the upper 70 did. back tore, morgan. now to myammar, a nation that had a strained relationship with the united states. those ties began to grow stronger back in 2011, but human rights groups still say the
country's treatment of minorities needs a lot of improvement. al jazeera, roxanne in a severi tells united states about an american man who is teaching buddhist monks about tolerance. >> morning begins with meditati meditation. today, a chant for me, their guest. but the prayers here are for everyone. they ask for love and happiness for all. >> we should learn how to live in peace and how to live together. >> some monks in myanmar spreading a very different message. buddhist mobs have chased muslims from holmes their homes, set villages on fires and in some cases killed them. the inspiration for much of this violence is this man. time magazine called him the face of buddhist terror. in his sermons, he warns muslims will destroy the country and the buddhist way of life. back at the monastery, an
american has found himself caught between these two worlds. >> good afternoon venerable sirs. [ response.] >> last year, he left his family in minnesota to teach these young men english. he soon realized they wanted to learn much more. >> what were they most curious abo about? >> the first question was, what's the difference between human rights, freedom, and democracy? >> jack had these students write he is sessays of how human righs applied to myanmar? >> freely speaking, one of the human rights rules is freedom of thought and religion. i like it so. >> the students seem to understand the concept. jack says some of them see muslims in myanmar as an exception. there is not as much that it
should also apply to muslim populations. >> 20 years later this month. >> is a senior at the monastery. we asked him what he learned about human rights. >> do you think all people in myanmar should have the same human rights? >> also, other country. >> every race, every religion should have the same rights? >> yeah. >> so what do you think -- then we asked him about the monk who has come paired muslims to mad dogs. >> he is a hero for me. >> he is a hero for you? >> yes. i like him very much.
how these monks define human rights matters to the future of myanmar. >> monks are the keepers of the ethical and moral flame that is at the heart of boouddhism. >> every day they file through the village. the people live in shacks and own very little, but they give what they can to the monks. >> i donate food to them every day to do a good deed to reach heaven. >> 12 of the monks will graduate from the monastery this month. whatever path they follow, jack hopes they remember his lessons and spread tolerance and understanding. roxanne in a suberryt
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