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why. good of you to join us. >> thank you for thissing me. >> the show may be over, but the conversation continues on the website or facebook or google+. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. these are the stories we're following for you. >> it's probably the best information that we've had. >> investigators now saying new signals are detected possibly from those black boxes of a missing plane. 100 days behind bars. egypt continues to hold all three al jazeera journalists. tensions rising in ukraine as government protesters take over a building in the eastern part
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of the country. >> we begin with new developments in the search for the missing malaysian flight 370. signals are detected that are similar to those given off by planes black boxes. >> reporter: this could be the breaks that investigators are hoping for. we've had a lot of false hopes since this aircraft disappeared a month ago. but we're learning that the australian ship, the ocean shield has picked up two different pinging sounds, that's very promising. here was the announcement in australia. >> significantly this would be consistent with transmissions from both the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice
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recorder. clearly this is the most promising lead. and probably in the search so far it's the--it's probably the best information that we have had. we haven't found the aircraft yet. we need further confirmation. >> now, the ship heard one of those pings for more than two hours, but the key now is to try to locate those pings. again that has not been possible. if they can get a better sense of where that sound is coming from they will send a remote underwater device with sonar and camera to see if they can find records or find the black boxes there was a chinese ship that heard pinging as well. that was in a different search area, but the real hope and focus is on what this australian vessel has now heard. >> let's talk about the battery life of those black boxes. is it possible that they can last longer than the 30 days we keep
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hearing about? >> the 30 days is really today. the boxes are certified to last about--the battery on the box iser isfied to last 30 days to have that pinging noise come out, but there is wiggle room, definitely to last a little bit longer, but the question is how long. they're really racing against the clock. >> lisa stark for us in washington, d.c. thank you very much. well, today is day 100. 100 days now that our three al jazeera staff members have been in prison in egypt. their trial will resume on thursday. this trial is getting a lot of international attention. >> you know, del, it certainly is. s an extraordinary thing. i don't think any of us in the al jazeera media organization expected this to go on as long as it has. 100 days. peter greste's mother even said that she keeps thinking it's going to end, but it keeps going
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on and on and on. many have been joining al jazeera today to show solidarity for al jazeera colleagues. there have been four al jazeera colleagues who have been detained in egypt. you see bbc broadcasting house in london. this is a huge media organization. it's a little bit bigger than the al jazeera organization. and this previously journalist staff broadcasting house in london. and there you see them with the black tape on their mouths and signs being held up saying that journalism is not a crime. >> my brother is a professional award winning journalist. he is no way that he is associated with a political group. this is the worst feeling. i cannot even describe it in words. he is a very fine and warm person who is always concerned about us all.
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we need him back. >> that ithat is mohammed's bro. mohammed is our bureau chief in cairo, and the fourth journalist, he has been detained since last august, in fact. that's longer than the other three, and he's on hunger strike, and his wife said that his health is deteriorating. >> a lot of people ask a lot of times what did they do? they do what we do. they report all sides of the story. >> that's why journalists all around the world, including the bbc is joining us in solidarity to try to get these people out. that's exactly right, del. they're doing what journalists do. and we do it here at al jazeera, which is to try to get both sides of the story. so the egyptian authority--you remember after moss any mubara-r hosni mubarak fell, there was
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the effectively military coup that no one wanted to call a military coup. peter greste and others were trying to get the news from the muslim brotherhood but the egyptian government accused them of spreading false news. al jazeera media organization has said that it is absolutely absurd. but that's their crime, and they've now been in jail 100 days up to this point. we have another person for you to meet now. this is the brother of our cairo producer, and he talks about his brother and how he's holding up. >> he has two children. four and three years old. he's expecting a new child. he is a very kind person. all of our relatives and friend like him so much.
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he has trained as a professional journalist. he was trained by three bureau chiefs of japanese media. journalism is not a crime. >> that's the thing. journalism is not a crime. that's why you see journalists all over the world joining us in solidarity because there are free speech implications here. >> this has to be terrible for the family members. we sat down with peter greste's parents. they're hopeful that their son will one day be released. >> when you first heard that peter had been arrested, did you imagine that he would still be detained 100 days later? >> absolutely not. i didn't know how long it would take, but i didn't expect it to be--probably just a couple of days at the most. >> well, clearly our initial response was, well, mistakes do
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happen. this is clearly a mistake. it's all going to be over in a few days. never ever did we imagine that we would be marking the 100s day. >> how are you coping? >> i would like to think that i'm coping well, but there have been many occasions when i think i've just about reached the end of my tether. i don't know what happens to people once they get over that edge, but i feel that i'm not very far from whatever it means cracking. you know, we're not far from that point. >> we're exhausted, tired, and we feel as if we're running on empty all the time now. >> are you hopeful? >> hopeful that it will all be finished on thursday. yes. that's the heart saying, and the
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braihead is staying a little bit more cautious. >> very modest expectations. >> have you been surprised by all the attention? >> absolutely. it has been amazing and wonderful. we just are so grateful to everyone out there for that--for the support that we've had in all of these directions. >> and my message to the people of egypt would be that however hard it has been for peter and us, i most sincerely hope that peter is the last of his kind to find himself in the present circumstances. i trust that no more journalists would find themselves in these kinds of difficulties in the course of doing their job at the best of their ability. >> and coming up at noon
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12:00 p.m. eastern time around the world there will an news conference talking about this. we will bring that news conference to you live. you can bring the conversation by using the hashtag free aj staff when posting on twitter or facebook. a russian soldier shot and killed an ukrainian naval officer in crimea over the weekend. demonstrators storming government buildings in eastern ukraine on sunday. >> there is a plan to destabilize the situation, a plan for foreign forces to cross the border and seize the territory of the country, which we will not allow. >> ukraine's prime minister saying they will take action if moscow tries to seize even more ukrainian territory. we go to the city of dnesk where some of the violent clashes are
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happening. >> taking control over the government demonstration building in donestk. it's very organized. they have food, water, they're serving breakfast, and they're asking for representatives from around the region to come here to donesk, and to declare a people's council. they want rather demand that the government in kiev give them autonomy, and they amend the referendum so they can choose whether to join moscow or not. ukraine's interior minister has come out and said this appears to be convert, conspiring, to
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stir up in the eastern ukraine, suggesting that provocateurs are across the border to help the pro russian sentiment. interestingly the poles say that the pro russian are falling in the region. indicating that while they may be falling, those who do still look to viktor yanukovych still very active. they're mobilized, and they are showesure their demands are beig heard. >> in south africa an emotional oscar pistorius taking the stand today. he said he thought he was protecting his girlfriend when he shot and killed her. >> i would like to apologize and say there hasn't been a moment
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since this tragedy happened that i haven't thought about your family. i wake up every morning, and you're the first people i think of, the first people i pray for. i can't mention the pain and sorrow and the emptiness that i've caused you and your family. >> pistorius said that he thought she was an intruder. if convicted he'll receive up to 25 years in prison. main focus on changing the city's police department. protests have been taking place across the city since the shooting of james boyd, a mentally ill man. the commission wants authority to recommend punishment for police officers. there have been 23 fatal police chute negotiation albuquerque since 2010. boyd's d death is sparking questions just how the police
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handle the mentally ill as well. we have more from albuquerque. >> supporters of albuquerque's law enforcement gathered outside of police headquarters sunday. >> the job that these guys do each and every day, it proves that at times they have to think very quickly on their feet. there really is no other course of action. >> well, i'm concerned about the shootings, but i'm also concerned about those that don't follow our laws. >> only a week ago, angry anti-police protesters battled the police close by in a near riots meeting rock throwers with tear gas and a show of force. the protests that were sparked after the fatal shooting of a mentally ill homeless man james boyd. a few days later, another fatal shooting outside of a housing project. they said alfred redwine was threatening them with a gun.
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his family said he was unarmed and was holding a cell phone. >> this is where everything happened right here? >> yes, yes, that's where my boy was shot and killed. >> reporter: michael gomez's son was shot and killed by the albuquerque police in 2011. >> it happened right here. the cop was over here. he just decided that he was going to be the judge and execution nery. >> police said alan gomez was armed. that turned out not to be true. michael gomez believes the police department needs a complete overhaul. >> they will be out of control until leadership is changed. >> when he got shot, it blue this ear off complete this officer was shot in the line of duty by a mentally ill homeness man in 2003. she believes that they may have
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overreacted. >> when you have six officers this close to him and pointing a weapon at him. >> you put additional training that gives more thought before pulling the trigger right away. >> ththe albuquerque place are w being investigated by the fbi. both family members of the shooting victims and police supporters are expected to speak. jim hig high hooley, al jazeera. >> mickey rooney has died. he appeared in more than 200 movies. in the 30's and 40's he was a stop star. he was 93 years old, he's survived by his wife january and their nine children. coming up, rwanda, 20 years
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later, how that country recovered from a civil war that left nearly a million people dead. we talked to a woman who forgave her attacker.
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many hacked to death in what is known as the rwandan genocide. the flame of remembrance making it's way across rwanda. the war started when the president's plane was shot down, triggering one of the most brutal civil wars in history. >> it took her years after the genocide before she could walk along this path in her village in eastern rwanda, where she was attacked. and it took many more years to bring herself to embrace the man who cut off her hand with a machete, slashed her face, back, thighs, left her for dead. he was convicted and served eight years in prison.
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>> i went down on my knees with my heart and begged her forgiveness. >> just knowing who did this gave me what i needed. forgiving him kept me sane. >> people here still attend work sessions. this day they're clearing lands to build houses for five homeless families. hutus and tutus work together. the goal is to learn trust and strengthen their relationship. but is 20 years enough to say that people are really reconci reconciled. >> you understand that means you are going to live together.
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>> more than a million people were tried by traditional courts, tens of thousands were incarcerated. to date most of rwandaens prisoners are committe convictef committing murder during the genocide. >> many do not want to confess. >> no one has apologized to claudine yet. her constitute's remains lie in this cough finish. she was gang raped and murder: her three-year-old child was also killed. she said she can forgive but will not trust. about 10,000 people were killed in this church that is now a memorial. their bloodstained clothes warn with age fill the pews. many of their relatives are still waiting for a confession. >> you may remember the story of
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a dutch priest who lived and worked in syria. he live there had for nearly 50 years, and he had the chance to leave, but insisted on staying even when the u.n. evacuated 1300 people. the jesuit priest said he would stay as long as christianers live there. at that point he was the only westerner left in that city. today we learned that he was shot by an unknown gunman.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. these are your headlines this hour. investigators are saying that new signals are been detected in that search for a missing plane. they say the ping could be from the missing plane's black box but search leaders are saying that they are cautiously optimistic.
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three al jazeera journalists will go back to court this thursday. everyone and the world is calling for their release. mickey rooney has died. he started as a child actor in violensilent movies and went ono perform in 200 movies. many who live in orphanages find it hard as adults. >> she is 20 years old and raising a son. this single mom is still in a california foster care system. >> a year ago california lawmakers voted to opt in and take advantage of a federal law that matches funds to states
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willing to extend foster care to young adults. >> you guys are in high risk for stress. >> the goal is to counsel and assist them until they're 21 to avoid a life of poverty, homelessness addiction and jail. martina is her social worker and coach. they teach her what no one has until now, how to learn and keep a job, shop, pay rent, live as a responsible adult. >> teaching them to be self-sufficient. giving them basic living skills, something that others might take for granted. >> batiste anbaptist and her twd now live in this one-bedroom apartment. she receives assist for the rent.
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she will eventually pay it all. >> it's hard to get into an apartment because i'm so young. i don't have no credit history, things like that, so i'm grateful for it. >> and they helped her get a job. she's working towards getting her cosmetology license at this community college. continuing education is a requirement of the program. >> i know that if my bills don't get paid, then we suffer and i don't want him to go through that or none of the things that i went through. in foster care, learn to budget. >> so she works, studies, and accepts what she calls tough love until she and her son are completely on their own next year. >> the hope is that programs like this will help baptist beat
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the odds that too often in the past led other foster children into a failed and painful adult life. lisa bernard, al jazeera, oakland. >> general motors begins repairs on those faulty ignition switches today. owners can bring the owners tied to the recall to dealers. make an amount to make sure parts are available. g.m. has recalled 2.6 million vehicles worldwide linked to that deadlying i neglecly ignith problem. >> the mudslide in washington state has been the worse in his and caused $10 million in damage. >> meteorologist: i'm dave warren with a look at the national forecast. we have a line of storms moving from west to east and it will continue to move through the
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area and off the coast. there is a tornado watch because the storms have the potential to begin to spin. a number of severe warnings, and this area still under the watch. be ready to seek shelter as these storms move through. the potential is there for damaging wind and small hail. a line pushing through the southeast. this will continue to move east. farther north we run into problems with flooding here. this is all a front moving through, but it's in relation to this storm that will continue to push north dragging that front through and bringing a lot of moisture here to the northeast. temperatures in the 50's. cool out there with the steady rain coming down. flooding likely throughout the next 4 hours. high pressure building in behind this, but cooler temperatures. what to expect. well, that cool air comes in from canada down through the northern planes, all the way down to the southeast. this type of pattern, we've seen it before. one to three inches of rain, all up and down the coast where we
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see the rain, and none where we need it. >> thanthank you for watching al jazeera america. i'll del walters in new york. inside story is "next." you can find more information on the stories today by going to report does not minutes words things are changing fast and in a lot more places. what can the world be doing to cope? it's the "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez. this week the inter governmental panel on climate change, the ippc released it's latest report, and it makes challenging reading. the 30 years ending in 2012 are the warmest three decades stretch in 1400 yes,


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