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>> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city i'm tony harris with a look at the top stories. ukraine says russia's open and direct congregation. british citizens, going to for people in ferguson, missouri, body cameras, we'll look at the push to make body cameras mandatory for all police.
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and a controversial mascot. ukrainian forces suffered a major set back today losing control of the airport in the eastern city of luhansk, this coming after russian president vladimir putin called for talks over the region. humanitarian aid to eastern ukraine. peter sharp has more from southwestern russia. >> popped up fueled up ready and waiting to push onto the ukrainian border just 30 kilometers to the west. this is russia's second huge so-called humanitarian convoy destination donetsk. drivers at this military base told us the drivers have yet to be cleared by the international red cross but that didn't stop the first convoy pushing across the frontier and it won't stop
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this one first. it's not going to allow unless it goes through red cross checks but it is clear that this convoy will roll and roll soon whether kiev likes it or not. the eu warned the kremlin on the weekend that it would impose tough new sanctions within seven days if russia did not curb its support of the separatists. german chancellor. >> translator: there won't be a military solution to this conflict which i've said from the beginning and which i'm convinced about. this is also the view of the other eu member countries. we can't accept russia's behavior and that's why it's necessary to prepare such sanctions. >> reporter: and that brought a more conciliatory note from the ambassador. >> there will be no resolution, we stand for a peaceful solution, everything we do is
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targeted at promoting a political approach. >> reporter: in minsk, came together with the osce put failed to come up with a ceasefire for the region. the focus on the nato summit on thursday, that will allow military as well as mil military pressure on the area. for ukraine and petro poroshenko. >> citizens it suspects of joining the islamic state true. , 500 britains may have already gone to syria to fight. >> a suspected british jihadi fighter, with the number leaving the u.k. and returning home ever
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growing, the stories of home grown terrorists, an monday the prime minister told parliament what exactly should be done to tackle the perceived threats. >> there are two key areas to fill suspected gaps in our armory, dealing decisively with those who are already here that pose a risk. >> reporter: among the things they are planning, the ability to see suspects' passports before they traivel and temporarily ban them before they enter the u.k. and making deradicallization programs compulsory for people who fought abroad. there is broad cross country consensus. but in other areas many voices including within his own conservative party are telling him that existing british laws should be enough. >> i do share the concern that's been expressed about the suggestion that british nationals however horribly they may be alleged to have based
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should be prevented from returning to this country because not only does it offend principles of international law, it actually would offend basic principles of our own common law as well. i would recommend to my right honorable friend is that the best cause must be to bring these to justice. >> the level of security is severe, second highest. prime minister wants to do to respond, al jazeera, london. the united states has launched a new round of air strikes targeting the islamic state in iraq. seud turtin reports, they are gaining ground. >> it has been raging since the 13th of june. they are saying though that there is still fighting going on to the south of the town and the i.s. forces have left behind a whole host of different ieds
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and sophisticated booby trapped bombs. they don't have the capability of taking them apart. they found i.d.s on them that say they are chene chechen citi. they know them like the back of their hands. >> the violence in syria has forced many to leave their homes, many want to reach europe. the number crossing the mediterranean is called the migration of death. hoda abdel hamid is in sicily. >> they were rescued about 220 kilometers southeast of sicily. some too frail to take their first steps onto italian soil.
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about 250 asylum seekers who sailed off the coast of egypt. they were rescued by a cargo ship beforehanded over to italian coastal guards. the vessel that was holding them was on the verge of sinking. >> they call it the migration of death. they won't move until the boat is fuld. we didn't have food. we were given a few sips of dirty water in the morning and everything that's it. >> reporter: each paid an average of $200500 for the -- $2500 for the trip. italian authorities said many die on such journeys, asphyxiated by the fumes. these are some of the boats confiscated by the smugglers. they are fishing boats, designed for at the most 20 people so imagine the dangers for hundreds of migrants stacked on board for
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some days in rough seas and in fact this one capsized, at least 50 people drown and some of their bodies were never found. the boats are rusty with poor engines, often they don't have a navigation system or safety vests. asking the migrants to identify them, they face up to ten years in prison. >> translator: they're all young between 18 and 25 years old. there are seven in total. one was organizing the pafntion. pacific passengers. >> he says he still has to come to terms with what he went through. >> they are people with no principles. they have no problem throwing us off board. it's all about dollars. it's a very strange feeling. at sea you are between the walls of death. when you touch land you feel you have returned to life. >> reporter: united nations agent for refugees says that so
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far this year more than 2,000 people have been left at sea. since italy began their search and recuse operation many lives have been saved. but many set off from norts africnorthafrica with a dream or life. >> land grab in 30 years, israel claimed almost 1,000 acres in the west bank. today the state department is urging israel to reverse that decision. mike hannah has our report. >> reporter: this is part of the land that the israeli government is intent on confiscating. land that has been tilled for palestinians for generations. three villages will be immediately impacted. the mayor of this village says
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makes meaningless a two state solution. >> translator: now is in the front of the green line. it's our land. if the israelis they want to continue build settlement in the west bank we're talking more than 150 settlement in west bank. more than 800,000 of settlers they live in our land. >> reporter: there's been speculation that the confiscation is a punitive measure for capture and killing of three young israeli settlers earlier in the year but this is just more than a punitive action. many believe that lying behind the confiscation of this land is a grand plan. aimed at linking all the settlement blocks in the west bank together. this is a settlement of patar elite just past the complex of
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bush etion which occupies part of the west bank, it will remain part of israel even if a deal is reached with the palestinians. a clear dispute of facts on the ground. the settlements continue to expand, encroach on to palestinian territory, further palestinian territory, day after day, week after week month after month year after year. and what is very clear in the latest land grab which has happened just south of here is that in these circumstances, in this ongoing settlement growth, no part of palestinian land is safe. mike hannah al jazeera in the occupied west bank. >> we are starting to learn more about the economic impact of the recent fighting in gaza, thousands of people out of work. al jazeera's andrew simmons has
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more from gaza. >> reporter: aside from the human losses gaza is gradually coming to terms with another reality. industrial damage right across the gaza strip is worse than originally feared. >> these factories are owned by people known by the israelis and they had permission to come and go across the border so they shouldn't have any political problem with them. israel has been targeting gaza's economy. >> reporter: this factory in dar el balau used to be palestine's biggest. here in bigger times, the firm employed more than 450 people now it's had to sack more than 400 workers, only about 30 keeping their jobs on one production line. the company says the ashes spread all over this floor alone
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amount to $800 going up in smoke. raw materials stockpiled simply because it's so hard to import any goods into the gaza strip. the owner and hits stock managers says gaza's small economy has been decimated and they have no faith in any political solution. >> security on the israeli side, we have to get many, many permits every month for our return to gaza. knowing exactly what they did. >> 40 years to building this factory. now two hours it's dispersioned and everything it's finish. >> reporter: mohamed says his total losses could be up to $30 million and now he's faced with ruin, along with the workers he's had to sack who right now
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have little hope of work elsewhere. andrew simmons, al jazeera, gaza. >> the head of the centers for disease control, tom freedman, is visiting guinea. at the capital's main airport he says those measures are going to stop the spread. >> doing that will be counterproductive. countries may try to reduce travel in order to protect themselves. we will interfere with our ability to support them and stop the outbreak. that will increase the risk for rest of the world. >> the ebola virus has killed more than 1500 people, ebola has also been discovered in senegal. a federal judge has blocked a
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controversial abortion law in louisiana. admitting privileges in a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic they work. and in texas, a law that would have effectively closed clinics there. heidi zhou-castro, tell us more about this texas ruling. >> tony, these abortion rights advocates may be celebrating the victory ever so briefly. immediately after the ruling came down the texas attorney general says it will appeal. may overturn this lower court's ruling. now what does this ruling say? basically the state of texas's attempts to regulate abortion go against the supreme court's decision rowe versus wade. , who issued that preliminary ruling. he said the court is firmly
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convinced that the state has placed unreasonable obstacles in front of a woman's ability to obtain a pre-viability abortion. texas is not alone in this endeavor in trying to regulate abortions. now the abortion rights advocates call this a thinly veiled attempt to stop abortions altogether, but passing this legislation says this is all about increasing safety for women who are getting abortion he. but according to the gutmacher institute, 20 states already heading down that path. >> tell us specifically how this would have impacted women's, heidi. >> well, it is already affecting women in texas, tony, only 19 remain, due to regulations already in effect. if this appeals court rules on the state's side, we'll be down
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to only six abortion clinics in texas. the only clinics that are currently certified ambulatory centers. women who live in rural area especially on the border will have to drive as much as 500 miles tony to get to an abortion clinic. >> thank you heidi zhou-castro in texas, thank you. police officers in ferguson, missouri started to wear body cameras, far from being a cure all, we'll look at where places they have helped and places they haven't. and casinos closing leaving thousands of people out of work.
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>> police officers in ferguson, missouri are now wearing body cameras. some of the device is were donateafter the shooting of michael brown. randall pinkston has more. randall. >> reporter: tony, the cameras
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came almost immediately after police officer shot and killed michael brown. could have provided answers sooner. this is the latest gear for the police department in ferguson, missouri. body cameras small enough to pin to their shirts with pocket-size recording units. >> my understanding, if i activate the red light this automatically comes on. >> donated by private companies, police were not using them when michael brown an unarmed teenager was shot by officer darren wilson. this shows the scene of the shooting after brown was killed. if the officer was wearing the camera the video could have answer key questions. >> what was the position of the two individuals when the shots were fired, was one running equarunningaway, was he advancig retreating? >> reporter: leading to angry
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protests in ferguson, prompting a state police officer to take charge, in response to violent confrontations between the police and protesters. the white house website for a mike brown law to require all state, county and local police to wear a camera to ensure that all police are following procedure and to deter misconduct. supporters of the measure say video would have helped set the record straight in brown's case. >> instead we had a situation of he said he said and we had the police officer insisting that he did knowing whon -- nothing wrod the community insisting that brown was murdered by police. >> one of the the public advocates pushing a similar measure in new york city pointed to its success on the west coast. >> a city in california
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experienced an 88% drop in police complaints. >> reporter: a former sheriff told al jazeera it is something law enforcement should consider. >> i think body worn cameras can help because it puts the jury and the public in the place of the officer to see what the officer is seeing. >> reporter: something supporters of the mike brown law say could improve trust between police and the people they serve. >> imagine the difference in the message we give police when we give them cameras to wear rather than military equipment. >> reporter: now the city in california that experienced an 88% drop in zen police was rialto. the use of -- in police was rialto. >> information provided by body cameras would have released that information in a timely manner. the record so far would indicate maybe not. >> reporter: and possibly there's some legal reasons for that given the prosecutor
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launching the grand jury so they couldn't because it's under investigation as they say. however, the use of the body cameras will certainly go a long way towards hopefully providing answers should there be a future confrontation. >> absolutely, randall, appreciate it thank you sir. a bad day for atlantic city, some casinos are shutting their doors. the ravel resort will close its doors tomorrow and the trump plaza will close its doors in two weeks. the ravel opened two years ago with a cost of $2 billion. atlantic city will end the year with eight casinos. president spoke at laborfest in milwaukee this afternoon. while congress has not agreed to raise the minimum wage private companies cities and states are raising the minimum wage on their own. in washington an innovative way to deal with rising
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population isn't going over well with everyone. city agencies are overwhelmed so the city's turning to libraries for help. lisa stark has more. >> reporter: david godeske has been homeless for seven years. like most he slept outside. >> it was dry and warm, that kept away the insects. >> a self described computer whiz, he lost his job. a place that might surprise you. at the public library's main branch, homeless individuals rush in when the doors open. some are even dropped off by a shuttle bus from the homeless
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shelters. once inside they log on to computers to job-hunt or check e-mail. they meet friends or just read. protected from the elements. the director of the d.c. public library said for too long libraries have done too little for this population, often their most loyal customers. so this library system has now joined a growing trend. it has hired its first social worker. >> i think for many years we would sort of open our door and say okay we've done our job because we're providing them a warm place to go if they've got no place else to be. >> now social worker will help provide information on homeless services and will sensitize staff. >> when someone's sleeping outside and they come in and tired and cranky but they still might want to connect with their friends or loved ones on facebook or e-mail. >> reporter: but for some the homeless customers make the
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library a less welcoming place. >> i try exercise patience and kind of focus on what i'm doing and leave as soon as possible. >> reporter: and the head of the downtown business district worries the library is just an easy fix for city. >> the library is being called upon to be a daytime shelter for homeless. >> rick rinehart believes the downtown area is targeted for these dropoffs. >> a neighborhood with a lot of residents would never put up with this. >> while governments and local businesses argue about the role of a library david is just glad they're here. >> having a place like this where things are controlled, it's a godsend. >> reporter: so godesky will be back every day he can. lisa stark, al jazeera, washington. >> so the first openly gay player in the nfl may have reached the end of hi pro career already. michael sam cleared waivers on sunday, a day after the rams
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cleared him from their roster. sam who went public in his sexual orientation was drafted in the last draft. launching attacks on their home country. also the site of this pool party used to be a u.s. diplomatic compound. now it's under control of militia fighters as the fractured government loses control of the capitol. capital.
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>> for months now the libyan capital has been slipping from the government's control. militiamen are under control of many of the buildings in tripoli including this, the u.s. embassy compound. the dawn of libya has taken over, just days after seizing the international airport in tripoli. >> translator: we found it an important place and the brigades were here. when we were chasing them there was small fire and some damage. some of our fighters secured this place and we preserved it as much as we could. >> reporter: the political situation in libya is becoming increasingly complex. there are two rival parliaments but no functioning government. the prime minister abdalla al fini resigned last week. he is being asked to form a new parliament. but that parliament has little
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bite. it's meeting over 1,000 kilometers from tripoli. >> at the moment it's a zero sum game. both sides believes they can take the other side out. they all believe they can have a monopoly on the use of force. i don't believe any time soon they're going to be able to try to have either an monopoly on legitimate fort. >> reporter: the public is divided. this particular ral rally was a support of dawn on libya. the group is engaged in a fierce battle for power. leaving most of libya in near anarchy. jarrod tan, al jazeera. >> last week i spoke to the strategic commander.
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i asked him what mistake western powers mate in libya post-gadhafi. >> i think it was the same mistake we see unfolding in iraq in front of us which is not remaining engaged. simply taking the military action and then stepping away from it. before there was a sufficient level of stabilization. what that means is we should have left trainers on the military side, i think put more effort into the diplomatic and political side. and here i think this is something the europeans in particular could have taken on but did not for a variety of reasons. many understandable. a lot going on in the world. it initially appeared that libya was on a reasonably good course. as we all know it spiraled into a very challenging situation at this point. hindsight is 20-20. what we should do in the future i would lean back into this situation because for the
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europeans south of them, they can't afford another very chaotic situation in addition to what's already happening in the eastern mediterranean. >> the general also told us that united states has to be more involved in iraq. citizens suspected of joining islamic state group, the u.k. is worried about citizens returning ennoticed. prime minister david ca cameron. >> schooled in this country says the only reason i want to come back to britain is to bomb and to maim and to kill. and of course we should make sure we have laws and we do have laws that people who say and do these things can be prosecuted but the reason for asking what more is required is sometimes this cases don't come up to the situation of criminal proof and
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yet these people threaten our country. >> at least 500 british citizens have reportedly gone to syria to join groups like the islamic state group but the proposed laws raise questions of privacy. jim walsh, good labor day to you. good to have you on the program. >> happy labor day to you. >> this seizing of the passports to fight or support these terrorist groups, won't it surely lead to profiling? >> i would say to -- well, let me back up and say, there's a chance this won't even happen. the political coalition in favor of these more extreme steps has started to break apart. you have the liberal democratic party has started to back away.
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it was vague to begin with, it has already hit the rocks and we're only 24 hours into it. >> does it feel extreme to you? >> it does feel extreme. relocation, whatever the heck that means, that's scary words. i agree with the former head of counterterrorism of mi-6. it seems like an awfully quick reaction that people are responding to the moment, rather than the specific threat. i think i.s.i.s. is bar baker, yes there are british citizens there that's part of the inheritance of the empire if you will but you need a little more to go on before you start tearing up your laws and tearing up your constitutional processing. this seems a little fast for me. >> cameron was also suggesting, you mentioned a moment ago restricting the movement of some folks who are suspected of this kind of activity. gps tagging of suspects? i mean that sounds an awful lot
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like anklets and bracelets of people who are suspected of something. >> toifn some of that this is -- tony, something bad happens, people say you have to do something. these laws are only going to be temporary. it's way easier to pass a law than to get it off the books, having a terrorist act the next day and be blamed. the gps and ankle stuff that was actually are already in place under the previous government. when that was in place then the new government comes in and they wanted to scrap it for their own system and they say what have we done before, we should extend or expand what was done before. the that's how that works. one leads to two and you find yourself in a different
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situation. >> jim, those who are criticizing the president's policy, there are a lot of voices out there doing it right now are suggesting that with these proposed measures, britain is being tougher on terror than the united states. but the truth is you couldn't get away with these kinds of measures or maybe even the suggestion of these kinds of measures right now in the u.s. or could you? >> well, it all depends on the political context. right now i don't think so. i don't think they're going to get it through britain and the european council. europe has strong laws here. tony the way you phrased it which is precisely on target here. it is not about being tough, it is about being effective. why do we even talk about tough? lock up the guilty not the suspected and trying to reduce the threat rather than, we have to pretend or act in order to send a signal that we're tough. that has nothing to do with
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counterterrorism. >> this is the thought i have for you to even suggest changes of this sort what are we to read into the degree to which the u.k. believes it has a jihadi problem? >> i think they do believe they have a problem. one senses though that this suddenly grew more intense after the beheading of james foley and this is a reaction to that but there's not a lot of evidence here. and frankly, you know, i.s.i.s. my own guess is that i.s.i.s. is going to be pretty occupied over the next several months because they're fighting a four front war. they are fighting the iraqis, syria, the kurds, the other rebels who are antisyria and also iraq. they have done one thing one group has not done to unify muslim and jew and arab, to be against them. >> joining us from boston, greatly to see you, enjoy the rest of the labor day.
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>> you too. in north korea, jeffrey fow, matthew miller and kenneth bae were allowed a rare interview with the national media. all of them are accused of crimes against the state. cnn spoke to all three earlier today. >> my situation is very urgent. that's very soon i'm going to trial. and i would directly be sent to prison, i think this is -- this interview is my final chance to push the american government into helping me. >> so state department says it is working with swedish officials who act as a go-between with pyongyang. in turkey, senior government, erdogan accuses the police of being manipulated by a u.s.
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cleric. dozens of officers were detained in the latest round of purging. corruption investigation into his government. in pakistan the army is warning that violence will not resolve protest in the capitol. causing for prime minister nawaz sharif to step down. >> there is no let up in the standoff between opposition supporters and the government. overrun pakistan's state television channel. stormed the headquarters of the national broadcast and cut off transmission. it wasn't along before are before resuming tv service. seizing the channel albeit
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brief, is the next. rubber bullets to disperse the crowd and few security personnel were disrupted. protesters are calling for nawaz sharif to step down. >> translator: we came out with our leader khadri and will stay with him until the success of the revolution and the revolution will succeed soon. >> accused of electoral fraud. >> we are saying to nawaz sharif that he should step down. because people will come out in pakistan against him, all because he has no moral ground to continue as prime minister. >> reporter: while opposition leaders urged their supporters to act peacefully and
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responsibly, others command their response be heard. >> normally we women are hidden behind closed doors and seen and unheard. we're so desperate for our economic situation to improve we have to be on the streets. we need change. >> on sunday, the military announced it would not interfere in the crisis. finding way out of the situation through dialogue. monday, a meeting in the capitol islamabad. pakistan is often observed the military taking over. no one has ruled out that option. the prime minister sent out legal representatives to speak to the stakeholders to try to find an amicable solution to the problem. he's hoping he can make a difference and if pakistan and its politician hs all usher in e possibility of another military
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coup. sahil raman. islamabad. >> maria ines ferre has stories across america. ines. >> hours before the west indianaian daindiana -- indian o people were stabbed to death along the parade route. the annual event celebrates caribbean culture. storms rolled through nebraska. officials were up at the crack of dawn assessing the damage. houses cars and campers were destroyed. restoring power near dakota city. in hawaii a wildfire that started with two kids playing with a lighter continues to burn today. the fire started ten days ago. it has consumed a thousand acres
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and 50% contained. the muscular dystrophy organization is accepting donation through labor day, part of its annual telethon. a final tally is expected tomorrow. the telethon was founded by jerry lewis who founded it 40 years ago. joey chestnut ate 195 wings in 12 minutes. >> oh my! >> and he broke his previous record set two years ago when he ate nearly eight pounds of chicken wings in 12 minutes. chestnut currently holds 33 different competitive eating records including apple pie fish tacos, and twinkies. it is said he fasts for three days before the competition
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drinking milk and protein drinks. >> this is nasty. look at this. they're wearing the food! okay, joey chestnut. ines are you back later? >> i sure am. getting a makeover, the changes to the arabs may not be enough to stop the critics. look at this. that story is next.
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the. >> it is the end of an era for a controversial mascot in southern california. coachella valley, keeping the arab's nickname at least for now. roxana saberi is following this for us. >> it welcomes the decision.
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it called the mascot an example of gross stereotype. it is working on a new logo but there are concerns what a new mascot will look like. the mascot that energized fans at coachella valley high school. >> it shows the arab pride as being fierce, mighty. >> is being racist. this clip shows the mascot as a basketball game, entertained by a belly dancer. now after months of talks with the school district the arab american antidiscrimination committee says it's glad the mascot and side kick genie have disappeared from the sidelines. >> the mascot on the sidelines is a very stereotypical view of very offensive to many in the community. >> is the mascot was inspired by
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the area's date palm trees, imported by the middle east and north africa more than a century ago. based on this drawing of a horseman in the 1920s. in the 1950s there were two men one carrying a sword and another one snarling wear a fez. this still dawns the school's walls today. this is one of five options the arab american antidiscrimination committee prefers. the group says it won't on to the school keeping the arab's nickname but hopes it won't inspire a new arab mascot at school games. >> it is dangerous to create a caricature of an arab or a native american it's always dangerous. our advice was not to create a mascot out of the character, and maybe we could explore with them and work again with them to find
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a way to highlight the arab heritage. >> he told me didn't believe the school meant to offend arabs. the school simply didn't know they were offensive. tony he also told me his group is not aware of any other schools or colleges in the u.s. with arab mascot. >> roxana, appreciate it. the superintendent of coachella valley school, it is good to have you on the program. >> thank you tony. >> how long have you been superintendent of that district? >> i'm beginning my fourth year. >> day 1 first day on the job did you think hmm, if i don't have a problem now with this mascot i am going to have a problem with this mascot? >> well tony born and raised in the deep south in memphis tennessee, i did take a look at it and went hmm. but i thought of the naming of
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the cities, oasis, mecca, i did understand the mascot. >> how much pressure have you been under to change the mascot and was it just from arab-american groups? >> no. well you know, the first that i had heard of it was when the abc came forward and of course we are open to the conversation. as i said our eyes ears and hearts are always open to people who are offended by anything we say or do. i started the conversation with them and looked forward to a positive solution right away. >> when did it become clear to you that it was time to retire both the mascot and the dancing genie for many the 15 or 14 or 16-year-old girl who's dancing as a genie that is even more offensive. >> well, we were concerned about that. and again you know tradition, that was a recent tradition that was added and we understood, i'm
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sorry we understood that we had to make a decision on that as well. so the mascot, the big-headed mascot and the belly dancing really a genie those two symbols have been retired. >> the arabs nickname remains, why? >> we decided to keep the nickname. we have support from abc to do that and we are considering the mighty arabs which gives them more of an indication that this is a positive logo and name for us. >> you know, i wonder, do you think, i think it's something where you suggested there were more changes to come. might that include the actual logo itself? the picture on, as we can see here on the building, on the gym on the website? what more do you think is going to happen here? >> well, we definitely have a new iteration for the logo, for the mascot, and that has been approved by the abc and our board is also positive about that image. we will be having a press
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conference in the near future with mr. ayoub with the abc and we'll discuss the final resolution to this. it's been a positive process. we're looking forward to working with them even further as we do an exchange program to learn more about arab culture for our students. >> fair enough. have you learned anything in this entire process that might be helpful that you might want to pass along to daniel schneider who is the owner as you know of the washington redskins? >> i just want you to know that you have to be open to this situation, keep your eyes, ears and hearts open to everything. if there are a few that say no you need to seriously consider making a change. >> darryl adams, thank you for not ducking that question. the superintendent of the coachella valley school district. rancho cucamon imrvetiononga isy
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place. a decision not sitting well in the former british conany. rob mcbrian has the report. >> what the new reforms will mean for city. the pro-democracy groups want him to listen why they were rejecting them. a move that earned them ejection from the venue. it is a taste of the directly action that is to come. >> we will do it in a peaceful and orderly way and do it with dignity and determination. >> reporter: outside, the shouts from the pro-democracy protest iers were drown out by pro beijing protesters. >> what they want is a kind of democracy we just can't have. these people are just scum and
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running dogs. are. >> reporter: others were distinctly camera-shy. evenly scuffling with news media as they left and seeming to be very well organized. >> are you from hong kong? >> reporter: many refused to say if they were from hong kong or mainland china or say anything at all. >> reporter: do you know why you're here today? >> what is clear is they're out in numbers. with both sides so deeply entrenched, hong kong is in for an autumn of discontent. protests by pro-democratic groups will be marked with civil disobedience but they will be matched protest by protest by loyal to beijing. rob mcbride, hong kong.
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>> a different kind of war against the islamic state to
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tell you about. middle east television stations are mocking the group. maria ines ferre is back. ines. >> take a look at this moody tune style video posted on youtube. watch. >> reporter: and after the young militant drops the rocket launcher on the toes of his boss he fumbles with the rocket launcher trying to aim it at a military checkpoint in iraq not realizing he has fired it backward at his commander. these are the videos circulating on social media. it's not just cartoons. a palestinian station shows
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this, with english subtitles. watch this. so the parody makes fun of the military, asking where are they from, where do they pray? i.s. members are not a true representation of islam. mocking them is a way to reject them and their extremism. so that people are not so afra afraid -- gravity defying stunts are on poland tree climbing championships. climbing techniques and speed, it's and opportunity to promote safe work practices and advance
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in tree climbing technology. scheduled to be in the u.s. next year. couldn't we have found a good cookout? "inside story" is next on al jazeera america. >> to hear al baghdadi hear it, he's head of state. the status that merges religious and governmental leadership. who al baghdadi, how he got where he is, and the caliphate are all on "inside story."

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