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the first step and be out spoken about your medical care. thank you to all of our guests. see you next time. >> welcome to al jazeera america i'll del walters. these are the stories we're following for you. >> it's probably the best information that we have had. >> investigators saying new signals po possibly there the bk boxes of mh370. >> now targeting eastern ukraine.
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we begin with new developments in the search for missing malaysia airlines flight 370. australian ship says they have detected audio signals in the indian ocean consistent with those given off by aircraft black boxes. lisa stark is reporting. >> officials are cautioning they really won't know until they get a better line of where those signals are coming from. get a line on what they are after. it was an australian ship the ocean shield that managed to pick up these pinging nows from deep under -- noises from deep under the water. here is what we heard from the officials 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 a 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. >> reporter: now the key is to pick up those pinging signals again. so far they have been unable to do that. they continue to try to listen for them again. this is a really deep part of the water, almost three miles deep. if they manage to hone in on those signals again they will send under an underwater submersible. that has sonar signals. still a long way to confirming those del. >> the battery boxes, is it possible they could last longer than the think days that we keep hearing about? >> right. we're basically at that 30 days since this plane disappeared.
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the boxes, the batteries are certified to last for 30 days but manufacturers do make them to last a little bit longer. the question is, how much longer, when will the boxes go silent, we really don't know. this is truly a race against time to locate these black boxes del. >> lisa stark, thank you very much. a somber anniversary here at al jazeera america. today is 100 days now that our three al jazeera colleagues have been in jail in egypt. trials of peter greste and baher mohamed will continue on thursday. the eyes of the world are on egypt. john terret. >> yes, for peter, mohamed and baher's sake. today has been a day of action around the world and even
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joirnts at thjournalistsfrom arg the black tape on the face which is the signature move of this particular campaign and carrying banners that can you see that journalism is not a crime. back here in new york today al jazeera has been organizing a symposium at the paley center in manhattan. and some very heavy weight senior journalists have been doing the same, to lend their weight to get peter and his colleagues out. owen is the technical news gathering producer based in washington, d.c. he was on the panel and he spoke about the conditions that peter, mo and baher have been under. >> they have endured conditions which at times have included being held in cells with no access to light, little food and
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water. this winter they have slept on concrete foors withou floors wit access to light our water. >> now the egyptian authorities accuse mohamed and baher and peter basically spreading false news, how they phrase it and have having links with a band organization, the muslim brotherhood. al jazeera describes these allegations as absurd. a very senior member of the panel from the giant news agency the associated press, the president and ceo gary pruitt. who said once upon a time journalists were observers of situations like we have been witnessing in cairo and now it is very different. they are deliberately targeted by all sorts of people. take a look. >> once regarded as the impartial eyes and ears of the
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world journalists today are targeted in an attempt to influence and control the news. sometimes, they are literally prevented from gathering the news. deported, detained or even imprisoned as we're speak going here today. other times, government officials and courts work in secrecy to block access to information that the public has the right and the need to know. >> gary pruitt of the associated press and other speakers on that panel making the point, this is something to be worried about, when people are trying to do their jobs to get to the bottom of it and both sides which we are very proud here at al jazeera, when those people are detained for those reasons, it is something to worry about. >> you see our reporters being herded in a cage into the courtroom, gary pruitt pointing out in the associated press they are in a period of mourning right now because just last week they lost a photographer and a
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correspondent was wounded covering the taliban in afghanistan. >> this is something that has changed in the last 20 years if not the last ten years. once upon a time the journalist would wear the word "press" on his vest, something that would identify himself as a journalist, they would be allowed to stand on the sidelines and report. unfortunately this is happening all around the world in all sorts ever situations. people who take exception to what the journalist writes target them. >> thomas jefferson, saying without a free press there is no freedom. >> columbia university, students will hold a vigil underneath thomas jefferson's statute for that region. >> use the hashtag, #freeajstaff. we not only want to hear from
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you, we need to hear from you. a russian soldier shot and killed a ukrainian naval officer over the weekend. pro-russian demonstrators storming government buildings in eastern ukraine. >> 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. >> the prime minister also saying that it will take action if moscow tries to seize even more ukrainian territory. al jazeera's kim vanel is in the city of h donetske. >> reporter: prorussian forces, hundreds are spied, others standing outside supporting them. bashebarbed wire, organized, fod
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being blawt in, severing breakfast. they are asking that representatives from around the region, to come here to donetske and declare a people's council. they then want to ask, rather, demand that the government in kiev give them autonomy and they amend the referendum, so they can choose their own futures, whether to go to moscow or not. ukraine's interior minister has come out and says it appears to be some conspiracy between yeung anyanukovych and putin. to help the pro-russian sentiment here to grow. interestingly, the polls would suggest that pro russian sentiment is actually falling in the region, perhaps indicating that while the sentiment may be
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falling, the people who do want to join moscow, look towards yanukovych is very much mobilized are making sure they're voicer are heard -- voices are being heard. >> oscar pistorius, through tears, he apologize to her family. the judge overseeing the trial, preventing pistorius or any other witnesses being shown in court. >> i'd like to apologize and say there hasn't been a moment since -- since this tragedy happened that i haven't thought about your family. i wake unevery morning, you're if first people i think of, the first people i pray for. i can't imagine the pain and the sorrow and the i have caused you
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and your family. >> if convicted he faces at least 25 years in prison. a huge turnout is expected in albuquerque, new mexico. since the fatal police shooting of james boyd, a mentally ill homeless man. allowing a civilian commission to have access to internal police files, punishment for police officers involved. the number dead in the washington state mudslide is now 33, only 30 bodies have been identified. one of the worst natural disasters in washington state history. the governor saying it's caused nearly $10 million in damage. mickey rooney has died, a career started in silent films. the andy hardy franchise made him a top hollywood box office
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star. 1934 he made his broadway debut in the movies sugar babies. she's survived by his wife jan and nine children. coming up, rwanda, how that country recovered from a civil war and nearly 1 million people dead. a woman forgives her attacker. concerns over cyber-security.
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>> al jazeera america is a straight-forward news channel. >> its the most exciting thing to happen to american journalism in decades. >> we believe in digging deep. >> its unbiased, fact-based, in-depth journalism. >> you give them the facts,
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dispense with the fluff and get straight to the point. >> i'm on the ground every day finding stories that matter to you. >> in new orleans... >> seattle bureau... >> washington... >> detroit... >> chicago... >> nashville... >> los angeles... >> san francisco... >> al jazeera america, take a new look at news. so many money stories sound complicated. but don't worry. i'm here to take the fear out of finance. every night on my show i break down the confusing financial speak and make it real. >> we're following breaking news coming out of colorado. attorneys for james holmes asking for change of venue at his murder trial. accused of opening fire at a movie theater, charged with 152 counts pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. the attorneys say extensive exte
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media coverage would prevent him from getting a fair trial. hacked to death in what was called the rwandan genocide, the flame of remembrance here now making its way across rwanda. when the plane of rwanda's president was shot down killing all aboard. that led to the worst yen owe psych e-side in history. now glshes genocide in history. >> it took years after the genocide before she could walk along this path in eastern rwanda. that's where she was attacked. and it took many more years to bring herself to embrace the man who cut off her hand in a ma chemachete, and left her for de.
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convicted and served eight yoars in prison. -- years in prison. >> i went down on my knees and raised my hands to beg her for forgiveness. >> forgiving him kept me sane. >> people here still have weekly community work sessions and group therapist. 45,000 died in this district. in this day they're clearing land to build houses for five homeless families. projects like this one have been set up across the country. hutus and tutsis work together. for some here question whether 20 years is enough to say that people are really reconciled. >> people have a clear understanding of the fant that they have to live together.
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i think that's been achieved. you might like me, not like me but you understand that me and you are going to live under this sun together. >> more than a million people were tried by traditional courts called c achaca during the genocide. >> what is important is to say the truth. what you do what you did. many don't want to confess. >> no one has apologized to you claudine yet. her sister's remains are in this coffin. she was gang raped and murdered. she can't forgive but will not trust. about 10,000 people were killed in this church in qamata that's now a memorial. many of their relatives are still waiting for a confession.
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katherine soy, al jazeera, yamata, eastern rwanda. >> you may also remember the story of father franz vanderloot. he lived there in rwanda, insisted on saying even when the u.n. evacuated more than 1300 people. the jesthe jesuit was the only westerner left in the city. today we learned he was fatally shot by an unknown gunman. he was 72. a bill selloff continues on wall street. the dow is now dropping 150 points. that on the heels of friday's triple-digit losses as well. investors are waiting for the first dprat reports being released tomorrow. general motors is beginning repairs on the faulty ignition
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switches. to fix that ignition problem throirchgd at least 13 deaths -- linked to at least 13 deaths, should make an appointment that those parts are available when they show up. gas prices are now at an eight-month high. the latest lundberg survey, say price have hiked in the last three weeks. the rise was driven by an increase in demand. well, tomorrow microsoft ends support for windows xp. but there's a problem. the 12-year-old operating system still runs millions of devices. >> here at lick ity split, runs,. >> should we? absolutely. i think we should be genuinely pretty, we'll risk it i guess.
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>> after 12 years microsoft is walking away from xp for good on tuesday. computers running the operating system will still work but there will be no more security support, no more automatic fixes, no more security updates for xp. if you are still running an antivirus, if you are still running a fire wall, you still have protects. >> no more protection from new viruses, cybercriminals who want to steal personal information. much of the world's atms and personal computers still run on xp but not everyone feels the urgency to upgrade especially now, with a lot of people in the middle of doing their taxes online. >> do i have it password protected on my wifi system and do i have a virus protection up to date? it gets overwhelming for some
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people. >> atms and cash registers were meant to last a honoring time. if that makes you worried about your financial information, one cybersecurity exert says it shouldn't -- experlt says it shouldn't. >> you do have a lot of updates already so you probably can function without the added protection of the antivirus and the fire wall. >> we talked with another cyber-security expert, says this is where you should be nervous. health care facilities. especially in rural areas. >> ten to 20 times worse than what you see for credit card data on the black market. >> consumers using xp will be out of luck but users with deep pockets have more time. j.p. morgan chase, have paid billions to microsoft so they can get tech support for their atms for another year.
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allen says he will plunk down $100 for an upgrade, eventually. >> it will have to happen. >> a calculated risk he's ready to take. andy roach, al jazeera. >> now there's a program in california trying to help out for those in foster care.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. these are your headlines in this hour. hollywood icon mickey rooney has died. the actor started in silent movies, went on to appear in more than 200 different films. investigators saying new signals are coming from possibly aircraft's black boxes. officials are warning against drawing chutions but cautiously -- conclusions but cautiously hopeful.
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calling for the release of our al jazeera colleagues, now in prison in egypt for more than 100 days. >> i'm dave warren with a look at the national forecast. still looking at the southeast, tornado warning, storm has the potential to be severe or even begin to rotate. wind damage reported, no warnings in effect just a watch. this is the line of severe weather, it is moving so not expecting much flooding with this. still could see some flash flooding, brief period of very heavy rain. these storms will continue to push to the southeast. flooding a concern a little further to the north, not really seeing the severe weather, once you get to the low, you get that steady rain. this will continue to spread north up through d.c., philadelphia, new york, new england, by this afternoon rain coming down fairly heavy,
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temperatures just north of the front only into the 40s, close to 50, warming up a little bit to the south so it will continue to warm up. it's not cold enough for snow until you get into canada. snow predicted tonight and into tomorrow. the front moves off the coast then we're talking about temperatures, storm moves out temperatures drop a bit, rice across the middle of the country and to the east. we've seen this pattern before, you get the storms dropping south, going into canada, no change here, we need the rain in the southwest, not the southeast, that could lead to some flooding but no rain predicted thought only today but over the next five das as the storms continue to track up north and down the eastern side of the rockies. severe drought, exceptional drought, no relief in sight here over the past five days maybe two weeks, no rains into southern california to give them rain there.
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rain flooding the further north you go, that snow is up into canada. just a little too warm to see that snow although it's not a warm day, only 50° with that rain coming down. del. >> dave, thank you very much. children who grow up in foster care find it tough when they go out away from home. now an organization in california is trying to make that easier. lisa stark has the story. >> jenae single pom is still in the california foster care system. >> a lot of bad ones but my last foster home was a good one. >> a year ago california haw makers voted to opt in and take advantage of a federal law that matches funds to states willing to extend foster care to young adults. >> you guys are at high risk, right, for stress. >> the goal is to counsel and
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assist them until they're 21. to help them avoid a life of homelessness poverty addiction and jail. mamartine is her coach. teaching her how to shop on a budget, pay rent, live as a responsible adult. >> teaching them to be self-sufficient. giving them basic living skills that an average person might take them for granted. >> look, build a tower. >> batiste and two-year-old kayden now live in this one bedroom apartment. patiste pays a growing share every month. >> i don't have no credit
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history or things like that. so i'm grateful for it. >> and they helped her get a j job. she is 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 have to suffer. and i don't want to have to go through that or none of the things that i went through, then in foster care. >> i brought in your february budget and your march budget. >> she works, studies, and acceptance what she called the tough love many before she and her son are completely on their own next year. >> i didn't have much vision from my mom making sure i had everything. >> the hope is that programs like this will help bautiste beat the odds that too often in the past led other foster children into a filed and painful adult life.
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lisa bernard, al jazeera, oakland. >> thank you for watching al jazeera america. "techknow" is next, featuring phil's excellent adventure. for updates throughout the day go to aljazeera.com. i'm phil torres here to talk about innovations that can change lives. we're going to explore the intersection of hardware and humanity and we're doing it in a unique way. this is a show about science by scientists. hard core in other words: marita davidson, is a scientist, specializing in ecology and evolution. testing a meat substitute that claims to taste like the same thing. >> it does taste like chicken.

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