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>> hi everyone. this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. truce extended. egypt and gaza has agreed to a new ceasefire after rocket fire continues. admits the possible humanitarian mission could be a dangerous one. refugee crisis, nearly 30 million people desperate for help in the middle east.
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why the problem could get even worse. fear and anger. people in missouri brace for another night of unrest after the shooting death of michael brown. and seeds of peace. the american camp helping children of war find friendship and common ground. iand we begin tonight with word of a new truce between israel and gaza. the ceasefire has been extended for five new days. that would give each side to consider an jpt proposa egyptia. nick schifrin joins us with more. nick. >> reporter: yes, john, good evening. before this war israel and hamas had an understanding about some
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of these strikes, that if the rockets that fell into open fields israel would respond by striking open fields. that's what we saw as this new ceasefire was announced. according to israeli military eight rockets were fired from gaza. israel hit at least three sites inside of gaza but all those sites were open fields. that is why despite there was violence as that ceasefire was announced the ceasefire seems to be holding. it took about an hour after those strikes but both sides seem to be quiet. >> and what about the latest attempts at diplomacy? >> reporter: yeah, look it is very difficult. and all sides know that. when an israeli official put it to me a couple of hours ago, he said both sides are light years party whaapart what they idealld
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want. there is very little chance that hamas will agree to what israel wants. what does hamas want? a complete lifting of the siege, naval blockade removed and seapt, ver -- sea port, very lie chance of that. what both sides will agree on, easing of the siege, not lifting it entirely and opening the rafah border crossing, that's important for the palestinians moving more goods from israel to gaza and moving that fishing zone from three miles out to six miles out. if they can get to the compromise, both sides can go back to their public and say it
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was not for nought, go back to their skeptical public and argue that. it is going to be difficult in the next five days but john we have seen the longest ceasefire of this war, we saw an optimism from the palestinian negotiators, talking about the ceasefire and these negotiations are marathons, ten or 12 hours long. john the fact that both sides are sitting through them seems to be an indication that they are willing and eager to find a final compromise. >> okay, nick schifrin in jerusalem, thank you. almost half of people in gaza are living in temporary shelters, little access to sanitation or million care. andrew simmons reports from gaza. >> israel's bombardment of gaza didn't spare its medical services. 15 out of 32 hospitals were dmamgd and the world health
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damaged and world health organization says there's need for humanitarian help. >> a two-year-old child was in this bed, being resuscitated by a doctor. he couldn't complete the process. and the child died. another threat to children now is disease. these three brothers are all seriously ill with meningitis and they aren't alone. infectious diseases are spreading. this hospital in gebalia is overwhelmed with patients. beds have to be shared. >> now we are dealing with 120, 130 cases every day, daily. it's a disaster, catastrophe. >> many of the sick children here are from schools used as shelters by the united nations. >> translator: we have 60 people in one room at the school
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and most of them are children. >> reporter: iman will have to return to her shelter because she has nowhere else to go. simply an existence. like gaza's hospitals overcrowded. drinking water, food rations somewhere to sleep sanitation and hygiene are dire. more than 5,000 people are living here yet they share 15 toilets and five showers. health officials are calling these shelters breeding growdz for disease. >> we -- grounds for disease. >> we will go in terms of health concerns and communicable disease. >> the danger is an epidemic of disease. andrew simmons. al jazeera, gaza. car bombings that killed nearly three dozen people.
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iraqi police said one bomb killed ten people, wounded another 20. another one planted by a mosque killed nine. iraq's prime minister designate haider al-abadi. special forces were sent to iraq's mount sinjar, forced by their homes by islamic state fighters. they carried out their mission as the white house hinted ground troops might be needed to help the refugees. fewer yazidis than they thought were on top of that mountain. in a statement pentagon spokesman john kirby says a evacuation is quite less likely, supplying humanitarian assistance as needed. john burns is the new york times london bureau chief. he was based in baghdad in the leadup to iraq in the war in
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2003. given his own time in iraq i asked him about the current crisis unfolding there. >> i think it became apparent certainly by 2004, 2005, that the united states has got itself into an intractable. impossible situation, that it had opened up by toppling saddam hussein a pandora's box to with, the historic enmity of sunni and shia in iraq, beyond the states, beyond the politicians in iraq. i spent countless hours with american generals, american can ambassadors, secretary o secrete and others, including nouri kamal al-maliki, an there was no
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reason for united states to invest billions, dare say trillions of dollars that it did in iraq unless there was a political reconciliation amongst the iraqis themselves. >> can you give us a sense whether or not you think the united states can truly stop the so-called islamic state in its tracks or move the islamic state out of iraq with just air strikes? >> no, no, i don't believe for a minute that it can. and of course that's the heart of the present dilemma. there's not much doubt that the united states, united kingdom and france and anyone else prepared to join us in this effort can do quite a good deal to relieve the humanitarian and military pressures along that front line that separates the islamic state and the kurdish peshmerga. but the big question of course is once that has been accomplished, and i have no doubt that it will be, albeit
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with the loss of thousands of lives in the interim, what next? the islamic state will certainly turn south again. so to debate how far the united states should go sounds to me to be a bootless venture. it's not going to happen, i can't imagine it happening to anybody electable in the white e either. >> what can the white house do? >> nothing other than palliative in terms of aid to prevent this. we're dealing with issues in the confrontation between the islamic state and the current government in baghdad which go to the heart of the schism that has existed across the arab world since the first 40, 50 years after the prophet. and we should people will say i have no doubt have anticipated that before we invaded iraq in
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the first place. >> can you give us a view from europe, how is the media covering this and the response from the public? >> the media are covering the humanitarian disaster. very fully, very closely and very compellingly. i find it having believed so strongly, erroneously as i now think, that the united states and its allies could create a civil society in iraq. i find it heartbreaking to have to say that we failed at that. and that we have no likelihood of succeeding if we try again. and that of course means that the people of iraq, not just the yazidis on mount sinjar, and the kurds defending their own territory but the ordinary people of baghdad, a city of several million people, are likely to face i think catastrophe greater by far than
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anything that we saw during my yoars iyears in iraq. >> john burns, it's great to have you. thank you for sharing your perspective, we appreciate it. >> thank you john. >> according to the united nations, the humanitarian issue in iraq is the highest in history, level 3 emergency. the move triggers additional resources but iraq is not alone. the need for help across the middle east is staggering. jonathan betz is here. jonathan. >> never so much need in so many places. gaza, nearly all of the 2 million people are suffering. half the population has no running water. 11 million people have been scattered because of syria's civil war and half of yemen's population nearly 15 million people, the poorest country in the arab world, does not have enough food. recently, iraq, today the u.n.
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declared it humanitarian catastrophe, highest level. that's joining 30 million people across the middle east who need shelter, food or water. iraqi protesters set fires and carried english banners to make sure their message is understood. >> we need obama help us. >> reporter: already the u.s. and now britain are dropping food and water for stranded iraqis facing persecution. >> we need a plan to get these people off that mountain. >> reporter: but how? one iraqi rescue chopper crashed yesterday, killing its pilot. and as the u.s. considers options, the need is only growing. thousands of yazidis an ancient religious minority are walking miles some barefoot, to safety in kurdish part of iraq. >> walking we have the bottle of
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water, sometime drink it, no more. >> reporter: doctors are overwhelmed and there are too few tents and toilets. >> situation in the camp is kind of primitive. we're trying to improve it to make it better. >> reporter: it's a similar scene across the middle east. millions are starving sick and suffering. three wars are straining aid groups. in gaza the u.n. is taking advantage of a ceasefire to deliver food to 700,000 people. yet activists say much more is needed. >> we're about to move from a catastrophic human displacement crisis to a massive homelessness crisis. >> reporter: with so many homeless lack clean water and good sanitation, activists worry that this could be followed by outbreak of diseases. >> jonathan betz, jonathan, thank you. there is a standoff tonight near the russian-ukrainian border.
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trucks carrying humanitarian aid for separatist rebels is not moving. ukrainian officials are skeptical. for now, the convoy sits and waits. across the border the need for help gross more desperate. emma hayward is in ukraine. >> reporter: katya is just nine months old and her mom is desperately trying to keep her cool in the boiling heat. nastia is suffering from cancer and brought here by her grandmother because it was too dangerous to get the help she needed. >> we could only get treatment in luhansk. last time we were there, it was getting shelled. we managed to grab our medical partnerships and they sent us to
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kharkiv. >> more than 2.5 million people have passed here in the past month. for many it has been a difficult journey. >> separatists wouldn't let us use humanitarian corridors out of the city. there are a lot of old and sick people still there. >> reporter: the plight much f refugees have triggered what russia says is humanitarian aid. the convoy left on tuesday. but its fate is still the subject of wrangling between the two countries as how it is going to be processed and which point it is crossing into the territory. the camp on this side with it had been set up on this side to receive the cargo has been dismartin led. pretext for possible invasion and allegation that russia has backed the separatists in the
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east. >> translator: there is no limit to russian cynicism. at first they're delivering tanks, missile delivery system after that they bring water and salt. >> but salt and water is needed here as volunteers try to deal with the growing number of refugees forced from their homes by the fighting. are emma hayward, al jazeera in eastern ukraine. >> tonight we're learning how deadly the conflict in ukraine has become. the united nations says since april more than 60 people a day have been killed or wounded. that adds up to 2086 people killed. 20 of the dead are children. nearly 5,000 people have been wounded. u.n. officials stress these numbers probably are far too low. they say many deaths in ukraine have gone unrecorded. stormy weather may have contributed to a crash of a
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small plane in brazil that killed a presidential candidate. eduardo campos and others died in the plane crash. he was put at a distant third in the contest. coming up. in a town where police called an unarmed black teen, the police chief can't find black officers. a program in nashville that's building trust and keeping immigrants safe.
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i know what i want, i know what i have to do to get it. >> 15 stories one incredible journey edge of eighteen coming september only on al jazeera america >> another uneasy night in ferguson, missouri, protesters took to the street again tonight or the shooting of michael brown. this afternoon's unity march is in response to the killing of an unarmed teen. many are demanding to know the name of the police officer involved. the department is not releasing it because of concern for his safety. ash-har quraishi is live. tell us about it. >> reporter: john, the police chief of ferguson said today after a third day of unrest of demonstrators clark with police,
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he was asked them to stand down. hope is that there won't be any more violence tonight but it speaks to a bigger issue, an undercurrent of strained relations between the police and residents here. >> it's never going anywhere. >> ann jackson has been living here most of her life. she says the feelings are simmering here. >> you have a badge, you have authority, no, ignorance of the law is no excuse. >> reporter: in the st. louis suburb of ferguson that anger has played out in the streets. many residents say the predominantly white police force in ferguson has a history of targeting blacks. >> i'm troubled by every shooting. i'm troubled by the shooting of the police officer, i'm troubled by the black on black crime.
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i'm troubled by all killings, i don't understand why this is all happening. >> reporter: still. authorities have commended police. >> you know it's a two way street for us to make our community better. >> reporter: in an interview with al jazeera's john siegenthaler, the mayor ever ferguson outlined some of the city's challenges. >> african american officers are not a dime a dozen. it is hard to go out and get african americans who want to be in the police department. the divide between african americans and law enforcement, you don't see young african americans going out in droves and looking for law enforcement. >> reporter: ferguson remains one of the most segregated in the u.s. >> it is our first priority to address it to fix what's wrong.
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>> i guarantee you, st. louis will not be the same as it is because it's so many people and i'm one of them that is not going to stand down from this issue because it could be my nephew. >> reporter: people here say a thorough and transparent investigation into the brown shooting would be a first step into mending the long history of racial tension. and john the first day of school was scheduled to be tomorrow. officials say they have postponed that until tomorrow, when they hope the unrest will subside. we've heard from the st. louis police chief that his officers are working 24 hours a day, no days off. to make sure this situation resolves. >> okay, ash-har quraishi, thank you. many afraid to report crimes or even seek medical attention but police in nashville, tensz artennessee are trying to change
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that. we get more from jonathan martin. >> own are tom marson remembers how customers would scatter when police came by. >> now they're normal and interact with them and everything's good. >> reporter: he says the nashville's police department el protector program has helped. >> safe for them to call us. we're not here to deport 9. >> reporter: gilbert ramirez is one of three officers assigned to el protector. he says he's not there to check anyone's immigration status but to explain laws and seek tips about crimes. >> they afraid if they get themselves involved it creates a red flag through the channels above and they'll come and look
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for them or pick them up. >> reporter: that fear is why daniel cruz, an undocumented immigrant from el salvador. >> i was afraid if i went to police, they would arrest me and deport me. >> how do you measure this program? >> there's not a survey that we measure but based on participation of events we do and phone calls that we get that's how we know that the program is being a success. >> reporter: but advocates say, immigrants gets get a contradictory message. until two years ago, a program called 247g led to deportation of foreigners here. the sheriff's office can hold them for 48 hours if they are flagged by immigration and customs enforcement. >> when a minor encounter with
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law enforcement can land you in jail and when you're in jail, ice can come and pick you up and initiate deportation proceedings, regardless of the name of the program, families are separated and people are being deported. >> gilbert says el protector is necessary. he says every day lines of communication opened that were once closed. jonathan martin, al jazeera, nashville. >> in texas the governor says sending a thousand national guard troops to the texas-mexico border will protect americans from drug gangs. governor rick perry says he's not sure how long they will be deployed. >> what's at stake are the lives of innocent people on both sides of the border. and safety of -- and well-being of communities all across this
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country. so i put out the call. and you all answered. >> perry says when he asked for 2,000 troops to serve on the border, they volunteered. dealing with unaccompanied children trying to come to america. record breaking rainfall have left large part of new england and new york under water. new york's long island was hit with a downpour forcing the closure of many highways. islipp reported the falling of five inches of water in one hour. more rocket attacks and air strikes. plus this. >> could a powerful new cyber-weapon developed by the national security agency accidentally target your computer?
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i'm paul beban and i'll have more on monster mine, coming up.
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>> this is al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler in new york. coming up a cutting edge tool in law enforcement. how facial recognition software is changing the way police catch crooks. and the american camp helping a new generation to try to heal century-old wounds.
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blockbuster new claims tonight from nsa edward snowden. monster mind. a threat no national security. paul beban, is here. paul. >> john, this program is huge in its responsibility, what edward snowden said is monster mind is scouring and counter attacking without a human being ever pulling the trigger. for edward snowden, discovering monster mind was in the works was the last straw. in the new issue of wired he decided it was time to go public
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and tell the world what he knew about the national security agency's surveillance programs. he says monster mind is designed to be an automatic program of tremendous power. housed at the nsa's massive data center in the utah desert. it would essentially be the ultimate cyber-cop capable of deciding on its own when and how to strike back. but attacks are often routed through computers in innocent countries. that's a problem, snowden says. security analysts agree. >> the costs and risk come in all sorts of forms. it may be that we respond and attack the wrong person or we respond and attack the wrong country and that causes an international event. >> reporter: then there are the constitutional concerns. for monster mind to spot malicious attacks it would have to constantly analyze all the traffic on the internet. snowden tells wired that means
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violating the fourth amendment seizing private communications without a warrant without probable cause or even suspicion of wrongdoing for everyone all the time. finally, there's the simple question of whether it's a good idea to leave the decision to wage a form of war up to a machine. >> i'm sure that we're going to get arguments here and probably good arguments from the intelligence community that says all this happens at lightning speeds and that unless you're able to retaliate instantly, your opportunity may pass. and that may be true. but then that has to be weighed against the public policy costs and benefits and again we see no discussion of that. >> the nsa wouldn't comment on the article. a spokesperson for the nsa did say that snowden should talk to the department of justice, about the charges against him. that he cares more about the country than what happens to him and he also said that more
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revelations about the nsa are coming. >> and is there evidence what he says is true about monster mind? >> yes we talked to another security expert and he was skeptical. he also raised the question of what snowden's relationship with russia which of course is engaged in all kinds of disinformation but the way to solve this would be an open public policy discussion about what the nsa is doing and why. >> paul beban thank you paul. tonight the fbi says it has captured a fugitive with facial recognition software. he was traced back to a picture taken in 1999. our science and technology expert jake ward is live in san francisco. >> neil stammer should have been the end of a hunt the guy would
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have been just an absolute ghost in another era. he was multilingual, a street performer which made him good with people and he was experienced with traveling abroad. but it just so happened that a diplomatic service agent in nepal happened to be fooling around with a new piece of facial recognition software, and boom up comes this photograph a passport under the name kevin hodges, a guy who had been a english language teacher for several years happened to be kneel stammer. he had been hiding teaching students there and it just so happens that the facial recognition system picked him out from across the globe. a situation unimaginable years ago. >> is this part of something larger? >> of course, the billion dollar
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expansion on the existing finger print database the fbi uses and it can allow the fbi to look at not just fingerprints and palm prints but tattoos irises and apply them to almost any image source. if you think bit, we're not as exposed in the united states as the united kingdom is, where there's 14 people for every closed circuit television camera but in grant central station there are high definition security cameras and nearly anybody can be identified that way. if the nsa decides to be bringing in facebook, you and i could be standing next to the wrong person some day and get swept up into an investigation. >> okay jake ward, jake thank you.
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israel says it attacked several sites in gaza after palestinian rockets were fired across its borders. egypt and hamas said the two sides agreed to extend the ceasefire for another two days. hoda ahmed has there story. >> quite pessimistic in the hours leading to the debt line of this ceasefire. many were aware that the issues on the table are so complicated and many said they didn't trust a ceasefire. there has been already three wars over the gaza strip over the past five years. and many here tell you, well, at this time we need to find a permanent solution. we need to get what we want, mainly that the blockade is lifted, that the fishermen for example could go as far as 12 nautical miles off the coast to fish and to make a living. and it's certainly for the
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seaport at least if not the airport, to be revived so people can be here less reliant on israel and egypt to move around, less reliant on israel or egypt to go on to kick start an economy that is in dire need. there is very little faith in a ceasefire, a fear that ceasefire will put a temporary halt to hostilities and it will resume. this is what they have been used to for years. >> hoda abdul i inning gaza. give us your reaction to what you're seeing in the middle east? >> usually it's one thing at a time. you'd see something in israel or palestine or iraq or syria. the only thing it likens to me
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is the arab spring across the whole region. i've seen people never follow the middle east actually express concern that it's exploding and how will it affect us back in america because lawsuit that's the concern of all americans. >> we extended the ceasefire five days and there's talk of some possibility or possible temporary or semi permanent solution to the process. do you feel that hope or not? >> i'm hopeful that the ceasefire will take hold. because fighting incessantly will not continue, we know that will slow down. the question is long term, what is the next step? how do we go out of the insanity which is doing the same thing and hoping for a different result. the people in palestine don't really have a partner, i don't mean from the israeli side i mean from the palestinian side, hamas, israeli authority, not for a palestinian state any
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longer. benjamin netanyahu said that a month ago. his coalition are a right leaning coalition. the only thing left is a palestinian authority. the only thing hopeful, rebuild gaza, ease the blockade. neither side trust each other but perhaps in time there will be a long term solution. >> you hear that when one side or the other gets tired of the war, the bombing and the death, when they're sick of it they're willing to compromise. do you get the sense that that's the case in gaza or in israel? >> i think -- can i not speak for the people in israel. -- i cannot speak for people in israel. i can tell you from the polls, the palestinian side, israeli side, both sides support a two state solution. what they've gone through in gaza is sadly every two or three years this fighting loss of hope destruction hundreds of thousands of people.
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>> this serms worse than before. >> -- seems worse than before. >> absolutely. keep in mind 2009, 2012, the last big fighting 2009 there wasn't even insanta gram. facebook 150 million people on it now 1.5 billion. that's why it's impacted the poles here in america. >> it's one thing to talk about a palestinian state and another talking about needing and housing your family. so i mean do those things -- do those things matter more than a palestinian state or not? >> i think on a day-to-day basis your goal is to take care of your family. my family lives in the west bank. their goal is to go through checkpoints, raise their children, maybe go on a vacation, save some money just like our goals are here. ultimately though they want self determination. it's a human instinct that we all have to have your own
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government that represents you. they view it as a positive because it will give them freedom of movement, life choice, freedom and security. security from the palestinian side, both sides need security. it can't be just israeli security all the time. what about palestinian security? you need them both. >> thank you. >> nice seeing you john. >> while trying to defuse a device, a story al jazeera covered earlier in the week, charles stratford interviewed one of the bomb squad members who was killed. >> of course my job was very dangerous but i'm doing my duty for my people. we estimate 18 to 20,000 pounds of explosives have pen used on gaza. coming from naval bombardment
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and tanks. >> covering israel and palestinian territory since 1992. in iraq today prime minister nouri al-maliki lost an ally. endorsed his rival haider al-abadi the ayatollah khomeni, says waiting for the iraqi parliament to rule on his claim to power. far fewer refugees are stranded on mt. sinjar than was first thought. many of the yazidis have fled to the north kurdish region of iraq. in first person report, he talks
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about what he's seen. >> we've witnessed a steady stream of thousands of rfgz a day, entering into northern iraq from syria. they are actually iraqis but they have been trapped on mt. sinjar for days and the only route down that is safe for them is to walk down into syria and then do a large loop around, and then back into northern iraq into iraqi kurdistan where i am and they are sheltering on schoolroom floors and they are living in building sites. the u.n. agencies are busy constructing four refugee camps for them. but of course nobody knows how many yazidi refugees are coming to northern iraq because nobody knows how many are still trapped on mt. sinjar and nobody knows how many have died from dehydration and from lack of food and water.
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well i spent a lot of time talking to the yasdz refugees and they really have gs the yazidi refugees and they have really horrific stories to tell. it is not the suffering of the people on mountain itself but the people who witnessed what the jihadists were doing as they left their homes. they are grateful they reached iraqi kurdistan and will be delighted to hear that the french are arnlg the kurds to d are arming the kurds to protect them that the americans and british are launching a humanitarian rescue mission but having spoken to these people who have witnessed so many horrible things so striking today was that none of them thought they had any future in iraq at all. for them the concept of iraq as a unified state is really over. they do not wish, many of these yazidis that i spoke to, they do
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not wish to be part of this country anymore. >> jonathan rugman. many of the yazidi refugees say they hope to relocate to the united states or europe. in cairo today the ousted president of egypt spoke out in his own defense. for the first time ho hosne mubk denied having anything to do with the killing of those 800 protesters. >> hosne mubarak never ordered the bloodbath among the egyptians. i like any other human being make mistakes, yet i assumed responsibility in absolute faith and honesty. i did my best to fulfill my duties. and i, like many, will be judged by history. >> a verdict in his trial is expected sometime in september. and today marks 228 days since
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al jazeera journalists were imprisoned in cairo just for doing their jobs. peter greste, mohamed fahmy and baher mohamed were convicted on june 23rd of supporting the outlawed muslim brotherhood and spreading false news. al jazeera denies those charges. let's head to washington, d.c. joie chen standing by to tell us what's happening on "america tonight" at the top of the hour. joie. >> john, the state you know for potatoes says no to pot. idaho is definitely not part of the conversation. it is surrounded by states that have loosened marijuana laws but has taken a firm standard against pro-marijuana regulation, recreational or even medical marijuana. >> not whatever the case may be not in our state. >> tough line there now a child
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battling a debill taitding diseasdebilitating diseasecould. thank you joie. vatican says the pope is bringing a message of peace to a divided peninsula. south korea still struggling to heal after the ferry disaster killed 304 people. harry fawcett has the story. a mass in seoul, a devout catholic, she remembers john paul ii's visit. hoping this one will be as powerful. >> pope john paul's visit saw an increase in the number of believers. this is more about bringing peace and love to people's minds. >> pope francis will attend
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political and religious leaders, appeal for reconciliation on a divided peninsula. >> i'm so delighted i'll meet him up close. we are somewhat in a state of confusion but he will show us the way to the future. >> the center piece will come in central seoul, a be beatificati. ferry tragedy that shocked and shamed this country demanding a full and impartial investigation. >> i've heard that pope francis's case for the people who hurt the most peace and human rights. please remember us. i lost my daughter who is more precious than my own life and continue my hunger strike for 31st day to find the truth of my daughter's death. >> it is a sign that there are sensitive issues for the pope to address during his time in south
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korea. prestigious for the country and its president. >> i think when he met putin he told him he should talk with the chechenchechens for example and dialogue with the ukrainians and he's going to be very outspoken. he's going to be very direct. it is not going to be an imormt endorsement at all. >> the catholic cathedral the pope is going to focus on north and south korea. officials have declined an invitation to attend from the north korean area. >> jewish and arab children learning trust and cooperation. and shattering the glass ceiling in math. what this woman has done that no woman has ever done before. done before.
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>> good evening, i'm meteorologist kevin corriveau. this morning it was long island that saw the heaviest of the rain. images like this are common across much of suffolk county. southern state, northern state, sunrise highway all flooded as heavy rain pushed through. i want to show you how this system played out over the last couple of hours. first totals, 13 and a half hours at mcarthur airport, islip. heaviest rain going into effect across long island. then about 5:00 a.m., the heaviest rain started right before the commute and a lot of people were stuck in that ahead flooding in the area. by 9:00 a.m. the rain had gone
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but the floodwaters were still in place. morn new hampshire as well as into western maine we are seeing flooding going on. take a look, flash flood warnings is going to be a problem at lefties the -- at least the next couple of hours. that is the weather. >> it's been a summer of violence and diplomacy between israelis and palestinians in gaza. and a much smaller scale in
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maine. jewish and palestinian campers camping at what's called seeds of peace. >> this is the first part of the kids journey. >> this is where i sleep. this is where moaz sleeps from palestine. this is where mohamed from palestine sleeps. when we first came to the bunk, it was a bit scary like to sleep with your so-called enemy. >> they come here. and they discover the face of the enemy. they discover the humanity of the -- of their enemy. >> my name is inbal. i'm from jerusalem and i'm 16. >> i'm from gaza, palestine. >> they're just really -- >> i was a camper myself in 2008 which was a life changing experience. i had a girl in my dala group that lives 20 minutes away from me, just on the wrong side of
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the border. if it weren't for camp for peace i would never have met her. >> it begins with the deep and direct dialogue process that is a core part of what we do here at camp. >> we create a safe space for them to open up. the first session. the second session we work with them to get to know one another. >> what might look like a sports activity, arts activity, everything we do here has a much deeper purpose to it and complements very well the dialogue process. >> the first day second day everybody saying, gaza will hate all israelis and not talking with us and a lot of israelis left when i said i'm from gaza. >> it's so different when you have a friend over there. a palestinian friend. he changed the story. it's not mohamed died, when he heard the news. it's my friend's brother who died. >> i wanted just to put on the
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table what me and my friends and family went through just living in the west bank and being disposed to the oppression and conflict on a daily basis. >> i came here thinking that israel is always right, israel is strong, israel is the best. and i still believe it. but slowly i understand, i like i start to understand the other side. >> i said to him, i'm not a terrorist. and i asked him, am i a terrorist? they don't, they ask, they'sed that you are not. >> believe that these children will become the leaders of the community. >> if i didn't believe that i can impact my government i wouldn't be doing this. i have to believe that what we're doing can lead us to a better future. >> i could run some of these guys in the street somewhere when i will be a soldier. and it will be good. it will be good i think. i'm going to say hi, we're going ohug each other and ask him
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what's up and i'm going to trust them. >> after all the talking and the games the hope is that one day these kids will hope find a peaceful solution back home. coming up new tonight on our newscast at 11:00 eastern time the iconic beard decades of rule and his belief in communism. on fidel castro's 88th birthday cubans young and old tell us what they think of their former president. plus the genius of robin williams, i'll talk to eric goldberg about williams genius in the film aladdin. that's 11:00 eastern. for the first time in the nobel prize, maryam mirzakhani, took home the math's most presss
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