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how treacherous the migrants journey can be. >> we make them take a trip of death >> it is heartbreaking when you see the families on top of the rail car borderland continues only on al jazeera america >> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city i'm tony harris. a new prime minister powd in iraq but the old prime minister refuses to step down. and islamic state group, outrage over a shooting of a teenager. and israel and gaza ceasefire, as talks are aimed at a more lasting truce.
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>> the u.s. military says it carried out more air strikes against the islamic state group in northern iraq. sunday's air strikes targeted a convoy moving towards kurdish forces. deputy parliament speaker forming a new government snubbing nouri al-maliki. jane ferguson has more from erbil in iraq. >> finally after weeks, islamic state nearly at the kurdish capitol erbil, there is now a new government in iraq but nouri al-maliki is not going out without a fight. he has made clear he will launch a political challenge to this, a constitutional basis for him not being allowed to form a new government. believes that this will be a positive step in bringing the country closer together, other
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countries as well are welcoming it. and ordinary rawk iraqis are jut relieved that there is perhaps an end in sight over this political dialogue. curvekurdish forces trying to re areas they have lost, the yazidis members of that small ancient minority still trapped on sinjar mountain are coming down in small numbers now a corridor is opened up but thousands are still trapped there without a lot of food and water. we have spoken to some who have climbed down and made their way to erbil. they say there are horrendous scenes there, trying to survive with limited supplies dropped by helicopter.
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>> john terret is in washington for us. john, the political developments would have to be welcome news for the united states government. the vice president weighed in on it. >> he sure did. nothing from the president, he's on holiday. although we're getting word that we might hear from him in the next 60 minutes or so. we shall see. it's important to understand the prime minister maliki in iraq no longer has the support of the leaders in iraq nor the man who lives behind him. favoring his own sect in iraq, the shias over the others that live there. so the sunnies and can kurds he's been hemorrhaging support from them. the iranians suggest he is no longer the man to take the country forward. we have a new leader, haider
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al-abadi. secretary kerry spoke to him this morning are. summing up that call now. >> vice president biden spoke to him today congratulating him on his appointment and called him very quickly as soon as possible to form anew government and develop a new program. the prime minister delegate expressed his intention to do so and the vice president and he had a conversation today. obviously we support the process. >> reporter: yeah, it was vice president biden who made that call. it is important to remember that the prime minister delegate has 30 days to form that new government. very key to point out prime minister maliki remains the prime minister under that country's constitution and the u.s. will deal with him until he is no longer prime minister.
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>> gotcha. john, tell bus the latest in u.s. air strikes in iraq. >> reporter: yes, we had a breeive from the -- briefing from the pentagon. the numbers are pretty impressive. according to him since the president gave go-ahead there have been 14 successful mission, mission,15 total missions, we are assuming one was not successful, 16,000 gallons of water and 75,000 mres which are meals ready to eat. 50 sorties, and bill mayville went on to explain the idea behind this operation. >> we're going to do what we need to do to protect our facilities, protect our embassy.
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to protect our american citizens and to reduce this siege as well as protect those aircraft that are providing support to mount sinjar. >> and bill mayville wept on to say that the scope of the operation remains limited. that they have stalled i.s. expansion for the moment, but that brings us back to where president obama was speaking before he went on holiday. there can be no military solution, it has to come from the iraqi government. >> join us tonight for special look at iraq relationship, u.s. and iraq, unintended consequences. 8:30 and 1130 here. hundreds of people rallied in ferguson today to protest saturday's killing of 18-year-old michael brown.
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police say brown was shot several times after scuffling with an officer. today's rally was calmer than a rally last night where some in the crowd looted and burned being shops and looted vehicles. >> thousands of cals, it is a miracle however that nobody actually got shot last night. and i was expecting the worst. you never can tell when you're in an environment like this. >> police say 32 were arrested during last night's violence. there were no reports of serious injuries. joij us -- joining sus charles dooley, st. louis county executive. mr. dooley i want you to share with us what you have heard from members of the black community and what frustrations they are showing to you. >> my condolences go to leslie
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and max peyton, and members of the black community. we are doing everything we can to make this an open process. there are a lot of concerns and frustrations. this is not a simple situation, it is very complex, a lot of moving pieces, right now it's under investigation. we have asked for the fbi and the department of justice to come in and monitor this process. the police department was not involved in this process but we are the lead in this process at this point in time. >> okay. what is your view, maybe what was your view of the ferguson police department, the st. louis county police department, before this episode? >> again, st. louis county police department has good relationship with our community. there are some that don't necessarily believe it but i believe it to be so. but the concern is a young man
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has lost their life, lost his life, and how do we go forward? what is the process? who is going to do the investigation? is it going to be fair, is it going to be just? what i'm asking is asking the fbi and the department of justice to investigate and monitor, keep them involve in this process and tell them what we know. what we don't want to did is make allegations, innuendos. we want to look at the fact. st. louis county police is not making recommendations, they are turning over evidence to department of justice. >> mr. dooley what is your reaction to the looting last night? do you expect more protests tonight or do you expect they will be yo peaceful?
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>> i don't condone looting and destruction of property. i hope the worst is behind us. but i hope police chief john belmar will move forward and have the right conditions in place this afternoon. we hope there will be no more rioting or looting or destruction of property. that's what we need to make sure. >> pardon me, i think you need to have stronger statement than that. the looting last night had notion to do with the -- nothing to do with the death of michael brown. what was that all about? >> it could be frustrations or another agenda. but what iowa seeing is -- -- but what we are seeing is, there is no, we're trying to avoid that situation with manpower and try to be patient with those individuals. we do understand the concern the frustration when young man loses his life and not enough information being distributeand that's what we're -- distributed
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and that's what we're trying to do get the information to the community and so they understand exactly what took aplace at that time. >> is the local chapter of ncaa holding a meeting tonight? >> my understanding one of the local churches is holding a meeting at 6:00 p.m. this evening and that is going to go forward is my understanding. >> all right mr. dooley appreciate your time. mr. dooley is the st. louis county executive joining us from st. louis. the 72 hour ceasefire is still holding, indirect talks in cairo aiming to reach a lock term truce. al jazeera's charles stratford with more. >> tens of thousands of people used to live here. there were schools, shops, mosques. a gaza neighborhood struggling but surviving under israel's iss blockade. but there were few places in
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shujayea inhabitable here. she shows me her home, she and 39 members of her family used to live here. a chance to salvage what she can. >> translator: we came in the ceasefire to see our house to take out what we can under the rubble. we hope we can find a few of our things. god willing the situation will become stable again so we can rebuild our lives. >> reporter: there was the sudden sound of machine gun fire. israeli tanks were kicking up clouds of dust as they raced towards the border. that was the first day of the new 72-hour ceasefire. you may wonder why i'm wearing a flak jacket. we're in the neighborhood of shujayea and as we arrived, coming up from the right here we hear that there are tanks down there. you can probably see the dust and they were firing over people's head, people who have gob down to their -- gone down
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to their farm lands close to the border. the nearby market was busy shoppers buying as much produce as they can afford. after so many failed ceasefires there is a doctor descrip a aree the ceasefire will hold. >> i've lost everything. >> the conditions of the local school are shocking. two hours of electricity per day. dependency on drinking water, overflowing drains. the majority of 500 people here are from shujayea and many are still too afraid to return to see what remains of their homes. >> my house was smashed by an f 16. i'm scared about going back even though there's a ceasefire. i'm afraid they will hit it been. me and my family of 15 have nothing left. >> reporter: in a quiet room
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at the back of the schoolchildren are given cra crs and paper. their supervisor tells them to draw whatever they like. >> translator: the children are the most vulnerable in this war, we're working with them in order to ease the pain of their chronologpsychological sufferin. >> there is nothing can the people of gaza can do but to hope and pray that this ceasefire lasts. charles stratford, al jazeera, gaza. andrew simmons reports from the site of a soap factory. >> only to find them destroyed, business people have been returning to their factories like this one. $2 million of stock and equipment completely burnt out. and a business that's on its
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knees now and will make at least 25 people jobless. it was set on fire because of an air strike in the final hours before the ceasefire came about. plumes of black smoke, a massive fire and now, a company that says it cannot understand why israel targeted its business. its raw materials were exported from israel and it had always dwelled on good business throughout the gaza strip and indeed israel and elsewhere in the middle east. other companies are affected as well as a massive economic impact, aside from the humanitarian crisis here, and people are at a stage they're so worried here that there can be any form of permanence to this ceasefire. many feel that they're not confident enough to return to their homes and areas that they
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feel they're exposed. i spoke to one family who said that they categorically couldn't consider living anywhere near a border. that they will continue living in the shelter. they're not near to peace yet. >> after colleague was infected .1ebola virus, the missionary worked with nancy writebol one of three americans being treated with experimental medicine z map in atlanta. world health organization is holding a panel on the ethics of treating patients with z map. humanitarian aid will soon be sent to areas of eastern ukraine hd hit hard by recent fighting. -k suffering in the separatist held city of luhansk, the
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announcements t announcement come as ukrainian fighters continue to battle. >> this is a battle for ukrainian forces fighting on the front line. hot and dirty work, which some believe is entering its final phases. after months of co conflict, the ukrainian military claims to be pack in control of three quarters of the territory it lost. >> i think we will regain these territories soon. i won't predict a date. god is on our side. the rest us up to us. >> reporter: in the separatist stronghold of donetske a shell hit a high security prison. on the outskirts of the city. more than 100 inmates managed to
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escape. >> translator: we escaped from prison 124 when explosion started. we went away and we were caught in neighborhood, they didn't even ask who we are. we went running because we didn't know where to go. we didn't have any choice. >> reporter: almost half the city's population have now fled the fighting. others have sought shelter anywhere they can find it and the military is now urging people the leave donetske. >> we are hiding from the bombs. why are we here? shells are flying over our heads here and there. people are dying. how many people from donetske have already died? it's horrible. >> reporter: back at the base preparations for what lies ahead go on. some of the troops here are returning from the front line. and there is a sense they now believe that they are in the final stages of this battle. but it will have come to a cost to this force which has lost more than 550 soldiers in four months of fighting.
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emma hayward al jazeera in eastern ukraine. >> coming up. dozens of educators accused of a widespread cheating range and tony stewart pulls out of another race after hitting and killing a fellow driver. police trying to recreate exactly what happened.
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>> so a dozen former educators went on trial. accused of conspiring to boost student scores. roberts ray, tell us who these educators are and what they are accused of doing? >> good afternoon, tony. when you think of the education system and teachers you don't really think of jail time, do you? but indeed jury selection began here in atlanta for the scandalous period of the atlanta public school system. we all know that standardized
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testing has come underway in the past decade in the united states. well it looks like allegedly a couple hundred principals and teachers decided to take this under their own hands over the past decade or so to try boost the scores of the atlanta public school system so they could then get more federal and state funds into the pockets of their own hands and also, their different schools. tony. >> so robert how long is this trial expected to last? >> it looks -- it appears to be about six months. perhaps a little bit less. i mean there are going t to be a lot of witnesses that take stand, a lot of people involved so it should be a long enduring marathon kind of trial ahead of us here in atlanta, tony. >> so almost three dozen people were implicated in connection with this. what happened to the rest of the
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educators caught up in this scandal? >> well, let me break it down for you. in 2011 state did an audit of some of these teachers. they found that 178 principals and teachers cheated. now many of those folks took plea deals. they worked with those, the government and said yeah, we did this so they're going to be witnesses actually in this trial. many others were on the bridge of retirement so they took the retirement and kind of slipped out the door in that way. the ringleader in all of this her name is superintendent dr. beverly hall in atlanta. these teachers said they would be fired or demoted if they didn't do as she wanted. they will probably go against her. but here's the thing. she is actually not often trial. she has breast cancer and a
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judge has decided her trial will be postponed. couple of other things. during that period where the test scores were surging in atlanta because of the alleged cheating she made over $500,000 in performance bonuses if you can believe that and in 2009 she was named national superintendent of the year, tony. >> robert ray for us let's get you off that road, i know you're in front of the school but my goodness it's loud there. stocks rose, on an easing of geopolitical tensions, the nasdaq and s&p 500 are higher today. the controversial xl pipeline, could produce up to 121 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, that is higher than the u.s. government's estimate of 30 million tons.
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researchers said the government did not take into account that the pipeline would help reduce oil prices and lead to more consumption. pipeline will carry the oil from canada to texas. controversial drilling practice of fracking, not everyone is happy with reform. adam rainy is in nuevo leon mexico for more. >> fracking has been sold as a cost effective and clean way to drill for oil and gas despite growing claims to the contrary. placido reyes said these cracks appeared only after pemex began fracking in the area. >> i'm 50 years old and as far as i can remember we have never felt any earthquakes before, they only began after the drilling. >> many told us the same thing. the earth is shaking and their
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houses are crisscrossed by cracks. geologist rodriguez says earthquakes are increasin incre. >> in a span of only six years, in 2012 alone there were 89 quakes. >> reporter: in the u.s. there's been a large increase in earthquakes near fracking sites. tremors though are not the only concern. fracking requires water, lots of it. just one well requires millions of liters, and the plan is to draw thousands of them. water is already scarce in northern mexico. drought in the recent years has hit the cattle industry hard. rancher has sold rights to drill to pemex on his land. >> many are emigrate to u.s.
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others to monterey the nearest city, the reason, that in this house, this hacienda, there's no life. what do we live on, cattle and water, if we have none, there's no life. >> fracking has been banned or restricted in several countries. still, the head of pem rvetion exervetioemex saysdrilling is k. >> we have the fourth largest shell reserves in the world. cheaper gas, safer energy, cleaner energy. >> foreign companies are planning to build thousands of fracking wells in this dry, hot region of northern mexico. they promise it will lead to an economic boom but many here also fear long lasting environmental impact. adam rainy, al jazeera, mexico.
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report that evidence of war crimes in the u.s. military justice system.
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>> so the fbi is now conducting a separate investigation into the fatal police shooting of an unarmed teenager in. 18-year-old michael brown was shot several times after scuffling with an officer. the shooting sparked riots over the weekend, more than 30 people arrested and now face felony charges. uraniumy whajamie what is your ? >> fbi coming in and conducting a parallel investigation.
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so the locals will continue with their investigation, the feds will conduct their investigation. the federal investigation is into whether or not there was a civil rights violation of mr. brown's -- >> are they asking different questions, they're essentially speaking to the same witnesses aren't they? >> that's right, that's right. >> are they asking the different questions? >> same questions of fact, different questions of law. >> i see. in your view, is this a good development? what does this say when the fbi gets involved? the justice department is looking into this as well. >> we have a situation that is dangerously ready to blow. look the feds say we're not coming down there because there was civil unrest. but the fact is tony there was civil unrest. >> there was civil unrest. we have too often you and i talked about too many other cases. ren sharenisha mcbryde, others,w
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enforcement involved in the killing of the young black man, two, civil unrest and three, local chapter of the ncaa and other ministerial leaders asking for the help of the feds. >> listen to the chief and he's trying to explain this and you get sense that it is still kind of a work in progress, right? >> and that is why i commend mr. dooley with whom you were talking earlier and others who say lets wait and let the facts unfold. it is 36 hours since the incidents happened. a lot of people were out on the street including the young man who was with mr. brown at the time that this occurred and there is the medical examiner's report that has already been conducted. so i do think we should wait and let the fact unfold. and the thing about having facts
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come in at this point in time, unlike the rodney king case, probably the most well-known case where we had a civil rights prosecution as well as a criminal prosecution, here he we're going to have it parallel and maybe that brings the impricimprimatur of legitimacy o unfold. >> i was trying to coax him out ting comment, i just felt there needed to be a strong statement that that cannot be -- that has to be condemned. >> i think there's a very clear distinction between the people who are protesting peaflfully. >> yes, yes. >> and the people who are looting. there is a distinction between civil unrest, riot and looting. political protest is different
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from running on into a local business which may by the way be a black owned business. >> absolutely. >> and taking some stuff. and so i do think that distinction needs to be clearly made. >> okay jamie appreciate it. i don't want to get too far ahead of the facts here because it looks like kind of an evolving story and it looks like the fbi and the police department are going to be conducting a parallel investigation. >> trying not to step on each other. >> good luck with that. thanks jamie floyd. recep tayyip erdogan the new president of turkey. the largely ceremonial post but the three time prime minister vowed to make it a more important position. sunday's election is claimed to be not completely free or fair. >> the prime minister of turkey was dominant in the media
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coverage and this most certainly was to his benefit. to cast their votes for one of three face. >> erdogan has been a divisive leader to say the least. critics say his involvement in a corruption scandal an harsh crack downs on pro test are real causes for concern. a new report from amnesty international is saying, report found thousands of civilian deaths from the past decade have not been investigated. jennifer glasse has more now from kabul. >> mohamed saber has only pictures left. u.s. forces attacked his home early one friday morning four years ago. they killed his wife, sister, niece and his two brothers. >> we want justice. we demand a trial. they should be given the death penalty. they should plain to us why they killed innocent people. do they think afghans are not
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humans? >> a documented 140 civilian deaths at the hand of international forces. it says evidence of possible war crimes has been ignored by the american military's justice system. >> it's substantially flawed, commander driven, disnevada -- incentives for. >> six cases where soldiers have been tried including a high profile pass akerr where 16 afghan civilians were metrod by ut soldier robert bales. >> allegations of civilian casualty seriously and investigate them thoroughly. they can't say how many were taking place, that's their frustration, afghans rarely see
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justice. people attack and killed people in his province two years ago. he was arrested and imprisoned in the bagram prison. >> our hands and feet were tied. every day and every night there was beating. in 45 days there was not a day we were not beaten. >> reporter: he says he still bears the scars of abuse. he will continue to speak until he sees his torturers in a cou court. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. raid in the capital, police say hundreds of police officers stormed 60 locations across the semi autonomous area. south korea propose,
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negotiations could ease tensions between the two nations. north korea has increased its missile and artillery test in recent months and south korea is preparing to hold military actions with united states. deporting refugees living in border camps. tens of thousands of people left eastern myanmar. human rights groups say it isn't safe for them to return home. reporting from the thai-myanmar border. >> this camp in western thailand they came to escape western myanmar or burma as it was known them. >> my husband die and my children and i couldn't survive there. they didn't tell pay us telling
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us they didn't have money. so many people died there. >> reporter: since then, the number of people living in the camps around the border has grown to around 120,000. ironically they're now once again living in a country with a military government following thailand's coup just a month a ago. most of the refugees along the stretch of the border come from just over the mountains there. the rebel national union has fought for independence or autonomy for more than 20 years. negotiations are underway for a nationwide ceasefire. talks are being held with most of the rebel armies including the kachin in the north. those workin working with refugn
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thailand say it's too early to send them back. >> in the conflict area there is no demanding yet and the second one is, they are still burmese military in the states or in some area. and still fighting in the area, there is no inflation wide ceasefire. >> reporter: ethnic minority groups still continue to say they are treated like second class citizens by the government. >> translator: everyone in the camp has been talking about being sent back but i will not return back. i will not go back. i have no home and nothing else there. myanmar is ce chaotic. >> despite the conditions in the camp they feel they have better chances here. a hold on all executions in
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ohio. maria ines ferre. ines. >> tony, this will give time to absence questions about the effectiveness of a new two-drug combination. the ohio ruling extends a one month moratorium into january of next year. lawsuits over lethal injections in several states calling into question the trution used for executions. earlier this month, a ohio inmate snorted and gasped for 20 minutes before dying. authorities are trying to gain ground on two wildfires burning about eight miles apart in try timber. operators are trying to figure out what cause caused a scaffolo malfunction at a new york city tower. two rescuers were rescued from stalled scaffolding, operators are looking into a motor
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malfunction or loss of power. barney's new york has settled a high profile lawsuit. the attorney general's office said a disproportionate member of black and latino shoppers were accused of are shoplifting and credit card fraud. followed minority customers even when they were identified as frequent patrons. and a 13-year-old pennsylvania girl sends her team to the little league world series. >> okay! >> picture mone days of, allowed three hits and three walks. the drag ons won 8-0 over davis team. 18th girl ever to play in the little league world series. >> yeah! >> her fast ball registers at 70 miles per hour. >> look what she has to look
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forward to, maybe college ball, or typically john surgery, sorry sorry i went too far. that is a good looking fast ball. doctors says that breast needing is best. but for premature babies, human milk banks are offering milk donated by other members. john hendren reports. >> melanie moy had a premature son and for the first few days of life no milk to give him. austin milk bank gave her son a life line. now she is donating milk for other premies. >> all of a suddenly you're caught off guard and you're so frightened. >> study after study has found for he premature babies whose
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mothers cannot produce their own milk, there is no substitute for them. >> it is lifesaving, it is nutritional, immun immune immun. and to help its brain develop, to help this child survive and walk and talk and win the nobel prize some day. that's why i do it. >> reporter: it's a growing industry and an unregulated one, finding milk in a gray market on the web and prompting websites like being craibltion t craigslm selling human fluids. >> when you are doing sharing you don't know what's in there. there's a whole range of infectious diseases that the
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human race shares, you bring your baby at risk if you do not go through a specialized milk bank like this. >> before the milk even arrives the mother is interviewed for medical history and lifestyle. her doctor is interviewed then the milk is tested for bacteria and nutritional content. it's mingled with others for the ideal nutritional mix and sent out to another lab and tested all over again and only then dispensed to babies. for nell nee, it's a way to say thank. >> we knew it was what he needed before my milk came in so just returning the favor. >> reporter: it is a favor for some immature infants that could make the difference between prospering and perishing. john hendren.
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al jazeera. >> coming up. a look at exactly what happened on the race track and what police are investigating, up next.
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driving i've every done, even though i can't see. >> tech know. >> we're here in the vortex. only on al jazeera america. >> as a sport of motor racing deals with one of its worst tragedies, the other driver involved in the incident makes a decision about his immediate racing future. michael eaves joins me about the future of tony stewart. >> if you were there to witness it live or only on video, tony stewart striking kevin ward junior not an image you would likely forget. especially for stewart, who pulled out of watkins glen 24 hours, races on dirt tracks just for fun, planned to race again
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but the track annoyancestewart will no longer participate in that dirk track events. police say they found no evidence of criminal intent on stewart's part although charges could still be a possibility as investigation is ongoing. now neither stewart nor nascar have made an announcement whether he will race in sunday's michigan 400. >> michael as you know, there are some who are suggest that the video of the episode suggest that perhaps tony stewart might have intentionally hit this driver, you saw the video what do you see? >> i think most people who see that video don't know the sport very well. there are a few important things that people need to consider. one, it's very dark there. most of these dirt tractio tracn neighborhoods where they don't have lights, second, he is in dark clothing. the car swerves to miss him and are stewart is behind him.
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the third thing, they have a fin on the back. they don't slam on the brakes, the back of the car hit ward that's what threw him to the side. they heard from other drivers that tony stewart is not the type of guy who would intentionally hit someone. he has a history of maybe fighting ward directly as opposed to hitting him with the car. >> i don't recall something like this where there was a driver killed like this, altercations are they pretty commonplace in racing? >> absolutely. you could make the argument that the sport was built on confrontation like this. >> yes yes. >> quite honestly, the history can be traced to a time when people carried illegal contraband. 1979 dean daytona 500, this wase
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first daytona 500 broadcast live on national television. even as nascar has grown from a southern sport to a large industry, tony stewart has been involved in more than his fair share, bristol in 2012, matt kinseth, he threw his helmet at kinseth when he sped by. busch walked out into the track and espnster's car. the majority of these races tony are held without incident but there's been so many similar instances through years that there are quie quite frankly toy to remember them all. a.j. foit has beea.j. foyt has n
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incidents as well. it is a shame this ended in tragedy. >> the young man's parents were there. thank you appreciate michael. parents who adopted children from the democratic republic of congo, can't bring them home yet, lee talked to one family about their struggles in this processing, that's next.
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>> hundreds of american families are waiting to bring home children they adopted from the democratic republic of congo. the country stopped issue is exit visas, last september. roxana saberi visited one of those families in new jersey and she jo in joins us with their s. roxana. >> its adoption of a five-year-old girl is already approved.
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they've been waiting for almost a year and they're struggling emotionally and financially. >> each month the wilson family prepares the care package for the girl they've adopted but can't bring home. lila lives 6500 miles away in the democratic republic of congo. >> this is dated the day our adoption was complete, september 10 of 2013. >> a congolese court approved emma's adoption that day. >> leaving her was one of the worst days of my life. i was following her back to the car and saying please don't take her yet it's not time. and -- >> emily had to leave lila behind because the congolese government had stopped all legalized adoptions. >> how can i go back, that tears me back all day.
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>> expressed concerns about fraud corruption and child-buying. advocates say the government hasn't provided any proof. now an estimated 800 families are waiting for their children. 11 of them like five-year-old benjamin dillo have died. helpless and confused they have passed through screenings of both the united states and drs, they have also given a lot of money. they paid an adoption agency $35,000. each month they continue to send money. >> so the sense $595.21. does that seem like a lot per month? >> it's been hard for us. this is, you know, payments going on longer than we ever thought. >> their adoption agency in colorado told al jazeera the drc
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uses the money to cover lila's care and food. >> it is frustrating because she should be here living with us. >> they decorated a room for her and then took it apart. >> she should be here, she should be home. >> we reached out to the drc embassy several times but did not get a response. congress is trying to help, tony in a country ravaged by war and hunger there are many adoptions so the number of kids waiting to leave is growing by the day. >> just growing. there are other countries where this is also an issue? >> you probably heard about russia where they've not let kids come to the united states. cambodia, cur, kurdistan just te
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a few. the media's portrayal of young black americans. maria ines ferre has the story. >> throwing up a sign with his finger, some say it's a gang sign but there are other pictures of him that could be used like this one from facebook. this really struck a nerve with many in the african american community. they say the media often paints a bias narrative when it comes to black youth in america. some women post pictures of themselves, this gentleman with this tattoo and he's got the gold teeth right there or would they use this one where he's in a u.s. navy suit or this one, write, if they gun me down would
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the media use my past against me when i've done nothing but strive to be a better black man. this girl holding up a peace sign here or her cap and gown here. this has prompted some people like emma v to say, avoid being unlawfully murdered by the police and morgan writes if they gun me down it's just too real, society is terrible. so if they gun me down has been tweeted hundreds and thousands of times tony. >> so we know that there is an ncaa meeting, at the local chapter there in ferguson, that's outside of st. louis. that's scheduled for 6:00. and we hope that that comes off without a hitch and the people get the information they need as to where the investigation is and if there are any subsequent protests they are peaceful. ines appreciate it. that is all the time for our news today.
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libby casey is keeping eye. on martha's vineyard. president obama there. we expect him to speak soon. we expect him to speak about the u.s. operations in iraq. that's all of our time. we're back in an hour. >> iraq nominates a new prime minister. iraq's political crisis is the "inside story." >> hello, i'm libby casey. iraq's president has nominated a prime minister and it's not nouri al-maliki.