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minister says vladimir putin wants to take over his country. hello, i'm david foster, we are watching al jazeera live from doha. building the coalition against the islamic state group, the u.s. secretary of state is in egypt. revenge in iraq. shia militia accused of attacking sunnis in territory taken back from islamic state fighters. >> a different side of silicon
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vall valley. the homeless people taking shelter in the lapped of thest tech giants. there is supposed to be a ceasefire in ukraine. in the last few hours, the airport in donetsk, in the east, has been under attack. ukraine's prime minister has been saying the country is in a state of war. arseniy yatsenyuk warned that the russian president, vladimir putin, wants to take over ukraine and recreate the soviet union. let's go live now. robyn, the airport attacked. what do you know about what is happening right now. >> well, david, have been hearing the ominous and continuous rum blengs of disc and artillery fire and explosions within the vicinity
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of the airport, a few kilometres up the road from where i'm standing to the north-west of the city. the airport, a strategic location which the ukranian forces held for several months. since the cae fire agreementry came into effect. there has been continuous attacks, shell fings, views lated rockets, and it seems as if this is a pattern that has been repeated and intensified with the ukrainians claiming that they repelled a concerted effort by the rebels to take it back. we understand that they have the munitions and the food and materials to clipping on and hold out there. certainly the rebels need the position the question is whether the ceasefire can be called a
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ceasefire. and i think what the international - at the international level, what the government in ukraine has been saying, what everyone is saying, to an extent it's holding - provided there are no major offensives, both sides hold the positions that they held when the ceasefire was call. what the strategy is behind these barges that we have been hearing, we just don't know for the time being. >> when arseniy yatsenyuk says that vladimir putin, russia, wants to take over ukraine, how far does that go beyond what has been feared most of the time, is that the russians want to build a corridor through the area where you are from russia down to crimea? >> this is a strategy that the ukrainians have been saying, and
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in relation wondering, about whether russia is seriously behind what has been going on, as most believe they are. what they want to do is to push on through, past the area in the east, to crimea. along the black sea coast, which was annexed, crimea by the russians a few months earlier in the year, and potentially beyond that, all the way to transmysteria, the breakaway region of moldova, backed by moscow. >> in a sense you somewhere a land corridor ipping link -- linking up russia with the territories. we need a military assistance. it's the some alliance, it's a lot of fighting talk. we know at the same time that the european union is still interested in trying to seek
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some form of compromise with the russians to - at the same time as imposing sanctions with the u.s., at the same time as well offering the prospect of a delay in the e.u. trade agreement, free trade agreement with the ukraine, in an effort to placate moscow. at the same time we have all of these things going into play. we'll watch and see as this shelling conditions here. it's difficult at the moment to say whether or not there's going to be a big push, or whether things will continue in this vein. >> thank you. u.s. secretary of state john kerry had a meeting with the secretary-general with the arab leak, the egyptian capital cairo, john kerry is in the middle east trying to win international support for the u.s.-led fight against the islamic state group. 10 arab countries, including egypt have given their support.
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well shia militia fighting against the islamic state group in iraq have been accused of revenge attacks against sunni muslims. kurdish fighters say shia forces carried out reprisals against villages suspected of sheltering i.s. fighters. sue turton reports. >> reporter: a shia militia checkpoint in an arab sunni area north wests of amerli. we are told that members of a brigade are torturing residents after they allowed islamic state fighters to hide out. nine days earlier they welcomed us into the town, they fought alongside the army and the peshmerga to break the siege. the atmosphere is different. we were told to pull over. militia men aim sniper rifles, rocket propelled grenades and
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ak-47s at us >> we have been trying to negotiate through the shia militia checkpoint. there are peshmerga fighters, but the shias make the decisions and they are reluctant to let us go through. we are trying to film a village that they flattened and torched. a village that used to have sunni arabs living in it. eventually they let us through. the peshmerga say the sunni mosques were shelled by the militia. we arrived in the village. it's deserted. houses have been torched. one is smouldering. the peshmerga has a position close by. they are pulling out. leaving the militia in control. the commander said his men respect the arab sunni house. >> we are giving our lives to protect all people's property, but others are not doing this. in particular the organization.
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this is not acceptable. the peshmerga has gone house to house dismantling improvised explosive difficult ices. this had command wires buried under the road, and found explosives left under a toilet seat. the peshmerga took us to a town where the shia fighters beheaded an arab sunni residence. >> when we witnessed it, it made us angry. we cannot accept it. it's non-acceptable. we ordered them to stop and we promised to do so. >> the shia militia don't take orders. one filmed this man on the day the family fell. he's bringing orders to the farsi. they witness said many fighters. the president announces an expansion of air strikes, he risks allowing the shia militia
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to take control of more and more of the sunni arab territory. it will do nothing to win the hearts and minds of the territory. we asked the badr corp feature for reaction to the accusations, and a spokesman said: iraq's prime ministers ordered troops to stop shelling areas inhabited by civilians in the battle against the islamic state group. >> translation: two days ago i gave orders to suspend air tricks in places where there are civilians, i asked that the orders be abided to buy the
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letter. we do not want innocent people dying. let me say it doesn't mean we'll stop pursuing them. >> the pakistan army breached a dyke to divert water. helicopters crews rescued survivors and dropped supplies for a million people. at least 264 people are known to have decide. the prime minister said the government would spend billions of rupees to rehabilitate the region. kamal hyder is our correspondent in malta. >> despite the syrian effort to plant explosives and blow away major dykes to relieve pressure on the city. the water levels are rising and villages are submerged under water, forcing the people to flee to higher ground. as you can see the family is
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using two beds and a quilt for protection. they have been able to bring a few chickens and further down you can see the order that is essential to save the life stock. those are the only valuable possessions that they could get out. and with a farmland under water. it will be a problem to get fresh water for the animals. you see people's belongings packed in a hurry, because there was no time to get out. they have brought fans but there's no electricity. these are valuable possessions. the government says it is doing everything and taking the time for photo opportunities, the fact of the matter is that most of the relief effort under way is being handled bit the military or civil organizations that have come to assist the people. pakistan need more help if they are going to cope with such an
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emergency. right now, the waters have been diverted. a lot of agricultural properties, villages, orchards had to be compromised. >> a number of israeli army reservists say they'll refuse to operate in the palestinian territories. 43 soldiers from an elite intelligence branch will not take part in any activity. some of that won't prevent palestinians from leading normal lives. a new school year is about to begin in gaza. this year will be different. the united nations says 26 of its schools are being used to shelter tens of thousands of people, whose homes were destroyed during the war. many need psychological help after witnessing so much
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violence. charles stratford reports from gaza city. >> reporter: they run around and sing songs about palestine, this is not just a game. teachers say many of the children are traumatized by what they saw, heard and felt. during israel's military campaign on gaza. the private school is trying to take the young mines off the wall before the new school year begins. children all over gaza, including the students suffered during the war. in a child's mind the schools became smelters. they are trying to change the thinking. trying to give them a chance. >> we are happy, because children face terrible days during the war. we want to make them happy. >> united nations schools in gaza became selters for tens of thousands of people, fleeing the violence during the war. al jazeera visited this school minutes after it was hit
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by israeli shells. 20 people, three children were killed in the attack. what is the situation here now? >> well, at this stool preparations are made for the students to return in a week torso. more than 1,000 seeking shelter here have been moved to another school down the road. >> 5km away we find the u.n. school they were moved to. 800 were here, before 1,200 arrived in recent days. the israeli military destroyed the homes, there's nowhere for them to go. there's no plan for students to return soon. >> the children are not where they'd normally be. we have to get a soft roll out of the school. we can't have the children and the teachers show up and pretend this is normal. we need a soft roll out. a lot of social support. to do a soft landing and before we get into the structured
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learning environment. the right for the children to have an education free of fear and certainty. the right to improve their lives for generations to occur has been lost again. >> coming up, civilians in yemen have been caught in the crossfire as the government fights houthi rebels. and we tell you which countries are believed to be the most violent on earth. stay with us.
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good to have you with us here on al jazeera. these are the global headlines. the ukranian military rebelled an attack on the donetsk airline. u.s. secretary of state john kerry had a meeting with the arab league secretary-general in cairo. john kerry is in the middle east trying to shore up international support for the islamic-led fight of the islamic state group. syria denises it's behind attacks on sunnis in northern iraq. sunni villages have been targeted for harbouring islamic state fighters. >> the fighting is getting worse in yemen's province. senior rebels were killed in one
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of those strikes. we have a report from the capital. >> yemen's fighters prepared to shell houthi areas. in this vast desert, the army has a minor preps, and it relies on the battle-hardened militias. >> the houthis are criminals. they are invading our lands, killing people and destroying our homes. the houthis and al qaeda are the same. >> the tribes are trying to mediate a political dead. a long mystery of mistrust. it's an obstacle that both sides are unable to become. the intense fighting undermined all chances to secure a ceasefire. i'm working hard on a deal. civilians are caught up in the
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fighting. the houses were destroyed. hundreds had to flee from the area. this woman's son was killed, and her house destroyed. >> translation: my son was innocent, looking after his family. he had no political affiliation. the houthis took him and killed him. >> reporter: this is one of the poorest areas of yemen. many were forced out of their areas, and until fighting comes to an end, they won't be able to come back. the houthis control the north, and can control oil installations in the neighbouring provinces. with more territory and financial resources some say it will be a matter of time before the houthis control the capital. >> reporter: there has been protests in the libyan capital calling for the parliament to bedissolved.
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demonstratesors are angry about air strikes. egypt and the u.a.e. were responsible for the attacks. militia have been fighting one another to take control of the capital. for the latest on the ebola outbreak, in sierra leone hospital workers treating ebola patients are on strike. they work at a hospital treating 80 patients. a number of doctors and nurses died of ebola, and staff are complaining that they have not been paid for two weeks. we'll hear from a photo journalist working for al jazeera in sierra leone. >> the who, the national government and the united nations have clubbed together yesterday afternoon, spoke to leaders of the striking workers, and said "look, guys, go back to work for the weekend, and we'll talk to you on monday, send a
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representative out to talk to you on monday." the strikers are not convinced that that will happen, and people are back at work, not everybody is back at work, but many people have gone back to work, and they agreed that, you know, the priority is treating patients. there are more patients arriving every day, and no way that they can be left outside, and has happened yesterday, the ward can be brought to a standstill. people have a huge amount of compassion, they will go back to work, they will admit new patients, if new patients are arriving. the workers grievances, the fact that they have not been paid a time in two weeks is serious. what happened yesterday, which is why the situation deteriorated a little bit was the workers got agitated. they are understandably frustrated, and i was told by a nurse that some of the workers
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are calling ebola patients out of the high risk zone, into the low risk zone, of which there are - which they are not supposed to do because they are contagious. the supporters of keeping scotland in the u.k. have gained a slight lead amid a referendum next week on independence - it's too close to call. scotland's first minister, alex salmond hit back at business leaders saying they'll move headquarters out of scotland if there is a vote to leave the u.k. police and military forces in peru destroyed 58 secret airstrips in a week. it's part of a campaign to stop the illegal transportation of cocaine to bolivia. they are rented out to traffickers. a report bit the united
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nations children's fund says el salvador is the world's most violent country. 27 children and teenagers are killed for every 100,000 people there, and many more disappear every day. we met a mother on a quest to find her missing son. >> i'm trying to find comfort. the family and neighbours pray and sing to god on a tiny home. a religious celebration, more meaningful. her son, 14-year-old, disappeared more than three years ago. >> someone was going to introduce him to a garl. he said "i'll be right back", but he never returned. >> every two weeks she takes a one hour buzz ride to the prosecutor's office, but investigators say with no
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witnesses, there are no leads. >> they tell me to be patient and bring them information. but i don't know anything. >> reporter: many families and mother are the first line of investigators. looking for thousands that disappeared as a result of gang violence. most are poor. they are putting up a relentless fight. >> every day families come to a police station, they go to prosecutors office looking for information about a lost relative. a great challenge for investigators give the disagrees and that comes from gang members from a witness protection programme. gangs have a code of silence, and they punish those that fought for death. we ask a member why do they hide the bodies. >> these are things that only we know. i can't explain it to you. it's the rule of the gang.
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>> reporter: this is the only forensic criminologist. he is willing to risk his life to find the dead, usually in gang controlled areas. in 25 years he has ex-assumed remains in 830 grave sites. parents turned to him to find the lost children. he come to where he is working, waiting for the news. >> they bring me pictures of the children when they go missing and point out areas where they believe they could be made. >> the families say that the government has abandoned them. we are taking the necessary measures to implement policies to respond positively. is there more to be done, of course. >> they received threats to stop looking. the eldest son fled to the united states to stay safe. she prays that her family will be protected.
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she says nothing will stop her until she find her missing son. a fast-moving wildfire in the united states, the state of california is fuelled by hot weather and drought. the blaze spread across 1300 acres in cleveland national forest in orange county. it's moving up mountain slopes and evacuation orders for people that live nearby have been issued. and now to my home series, where we look at the lives of some of the millions of people surviving in slums around the globe. on any one given day in the u.s., there are more than 600,000 homeless people. many live on the streets, some camp out in the woods pretty close to the wealthiest cities in the land. rob reynolds reports from san
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jose in california. >> reporter: the people that live here call this the jumble, a rough patch of landfilled with trees, drugs, trash and the makeshift dwellings of 250 to 300 people. a maze of pathways wiped through the shanties. there's no running water, no electricity, no sanitary toilets. people say police and emergency workers seldom venture inside. they lived here for over a year. we live in tents. it smells a little bit. and we have the same things going down here. people steal from each other. do you know what i mean. >> at the bottom of the gully. coyote creek is strewn with garbage and human waste. sometimes people bathe in it. there are no showers here. troy, an unemployed carpenter tried to make his place as
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comfortable as possible. >> all this is dumpster diving with no income. finding stuff, putting it to use. >> he's been here for four years, and doesn't know when, if ever they'll leave. >> it's hard to believe a place like this exists in the middle of silicon valley, home to some of the wealthiest people and the world's most profitable companies. >> a nurse, helps people here with health problems. >> we have people with uncontrolled high blood pressure and diabetes, and untreated medical conditions, ranging from depression, schizophrenia, bipolar, all varied. but a lot are untreated. a lot end up here. some launched successful programs, providing chronically homeless people with subsidised
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apartments and care. it's difficult in silicon valley, which has some of the highest prices and rents in the country. the city says it doesn't have enough resources to provide affordable permanent housing. shoring up support. secretary of state john kerry arrives in cairo looking for partners to take on the islamic state. >> i was surprised that there was so little compassion. >> and the parents of slain journalist james foley claiming that officials at the white house threatened them when they tried to raise ransom money for their own sun. the n.f.l. in crisis mode again.
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league star did peterson landing in hot water with the law. good morning to you, welcome to al jazeera america. plif from new york city. it's a pleasure to have you with us. first off. u.s. is taking its fight against the islamic state to arab leaders. secretary general is in cairo trying to convince and persuade arab officials to join the coalition to destroy the islamic state. this comes a day after he lobbied turkish leaders in istanbul. getting hep from iran, kerry says that is out of the question for now. >> i think under the circumstances at this moment in time it would not be right for any number of reasons, it would not be appropriate, given the many other issues that are on the table with respect to their engagement in syria and
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elsewhere. >> meanwhile president obama urged allen to lead the effort against the islamic state. live from erbil, john, good morning to you. first off. how important is it for kerry to get the arab nations on board? >> well, visually it's very important. the u.s. has been gathering together emotionally european coalition of nailingses. now john kerry is doing the hard work of trying to gather a number of gulf and american states to participate in that. that is important. here on the ground the american invasion and occupation left a bad taste. of course, it was a coalition in that case as well, mostly of western nations. it's importance that other nations around the gulf participate, and it's a good time for that. as much as all the counties in the middle east have major
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disagreements, most agree on the need to attack the islamic state, and get it out of iraq and syria. it's good timing for kerry to do this. and, john, what do we know about the claims that shia militias are taking revenge on sunnis for harbouring islamic state fighters. >> well, we are getting isolated reports. my colleague sue turton was recently travelling in - and ran into - was travelling with kurdish peshmerga forces and told her about alleged reprisals against local sunnis by shia fighters. we have been told bit a brigade, a shia force, that that is not the case. they say that these things are not happening. there's a lot of concern in baghdad about reports of sectarian violence, and all of that highlights a need to have a
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diversified iraqi army forcement right now it's a largely shia force, but the presidency of haider al-abadi is changing that. he is restructuring it so local force police and areas in the national guard. these reports are continuing to come out of some sectarian reprisals. what we don't know is whether it's systematic or isolated incidents. >> john hendren live in erbil, iraq. thank you for being with us this morning. the obama is under fire over the death of an american journalist by the islamic state. just three weeks ago the rebel group released a video of the gruesome beheading of james foley. his mother said the obama administration threatened her family warning they could face federal charms if they tried to -- charges if they tried to pay a ransom fee. >> we were told three times that it was illegal for us to ransom our son out, and that we had the
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possibility of being prosecuted. i was surprised there was so little compassion. >> a spokesperson for the family of steven sotloff makes a similar claim. the white house de nice making a threat, but handled that they did inform the foleys of law against giving money. breaking news - a police officer is dead and another injured after a shooting at pennsylvania, north-east of scran tonne. the shooter has not been identified and is on the run. s.w.a.t. teams and police helicopter have been scouring the area, which is in the heavily dense mountain area. we'll update the story as soon as we get information. russia's president is threatening re-258iation as the u.s. steps -- retaliation as the
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u.s. stems up sanctions. restrictions from washington and the e.u. cuts off banks and producers and defense companies. president vladimir putin called the sanctions strange, given the ceasefire between ukraine and pro-russian separatists. i don't understand what the sanctions are related to. perhaps someone doesn't like it. the process is starting a peaceful scenario. >> new participaties should roll back, if the ceasefire agreement holds. scottish fighters will decide if the country should breakaway from the u.k. it's stirring up a mix of emotions, polls are too close to call. re report from a small town where the residents are worried about a divorce. >> the picture of crammrond are in a picturesque country side.
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with a boat club and a cafe, people here are nervous about a future for scotland. so worried that they might abandonship as well. >> i think i would have to see how it went. >> it's very serious. i mean, my family has houses south of the border. especially while the whole thing kicks off. it may be safe to go there before. if the counter is going to change, i would rather be someone... . >> i might move. we'll have to wait and see what the outcome is. >> you can deal without having to make the decision. >> no to independence voters say scotland outside the u.k. would have to perform a balancing act. to say it sounds gloomy. many in the slept majority are keeping their thoughts to
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themselves. >> the note to independent campaigners show uncertainty trying to portray the nationalist vision, being ludicrous. in other ways they are at a disadvantage. after all. in messaging terms, no we can't is never going to sound as exciting as yes we can. more is it likely to help the campaign when the leadership makes comparisons. surely that can't be right. >> i don't want people to feel they have to leave scotland. it's my country. and that - people feel strongly. this is not one country against another. >> in wealthy crammrond the yes campaign has a residence. >> it's about making our own decisions and choices.
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>> it's clear that putting fear into the minds of scots to stop them voting yes has not worked. >> the no vote is full of foreboding. >> the residents of crammrond are not the only ones threatening to leave if scotland succeeds. several banks, including lloyd's and the royal bank of scotland say they'll move their bases to britain. >> toronto's rob ford says he will not run for a second term. he under wept a procedure to remove a tumor in his abdomen. the man that will run in his place is his brother doug. rob refused to resign as mayor, and that's when videos emerged of him smoking crack cocaine. >> a cell phone video will back up claims that 18-year-old
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michael brown had his hands raised when shot by a police officer in august. >> a video shows two landscapers acting out the shooting. he's here. one man's voice in the video saying he had his hands up. he had his hands up when shot by darren wilson. >> more troubling new by the nf l. the league has been under fire or the handling of domestic abuse. shimano is here with the story, a busy, busy week. >> this week in the n.f.l. they have gone from bad to worse. on the heels of a scandal. peterson turned himself in to police after the star running back was indecide on charges of hitting his young son with a tree branch. he was indicted on charges of
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reckless or negligence injury. he beat his 4-year-old hitting him with a tree branch, causing injuries to the boy. authorities released pictures showing the laceration from the incident from back in may. peterson told police it was punishment for pushing another kid when the two were fighting over a game. his attorney issued a statement saying: as an as a result the minnesota vikings deactivated peterson tomorrow. troubling times overall this week in the n.f.l. >> thank you so much. >> moving to the n.b.a. where the germ manager of the atlanta hawks says he's taking a leave of absence. amid a firestorm over his
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racially charged comment. the hawks executive described a black player as having a little african in him. the team owner have so far resisted calls to fire ferry. dozens of homes in orange country are being evacuated. a large brush fire is moving in, and it started near the silver ardo canyon and the santa anna mountai mountains. >> time for a check on the forecast. and for that we turn to meteorologist kevin corriveau. >> good morning. unfortunately the fire situation is probably going to get worse. it's a bad situation. let's look at what is happening in the south-west. we have been seeing dry air. last week though at the beginning, we were dealing with a lot of rain. we are looking at these wildfires burping to the south-east of the los angeles. we do expect that to get bigger
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over the next couple of days. the reason being the temperatures are going up. >> we are talking about early morning temperatures. los angeles is about 80 degrees, 70 degrees, palm springs about 88 degrees, and the relative humidity is high on the coast. talking about 78%. what will happen is today, as the temperatures go up, the relative humidity is going to go down. we do have heat watches and warnings in effect. fake a look at the temperatures we are expecting to see in los angeles. normally this time of year, it's about 84 degrees. 95 on saturday, 98 expected on sunday. this is why the fire danger is going to go back up. >> thank you so much. >> coming up, under arrest - after two years of searching pakistani officials take 10 people into custody in connection with the shooting of teenage active malala.
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the doctor is out. the doctor leaves the clinic where joan river's procedure was perform. school is out.
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>> today >> prop 8, really made us think about this process of coming out. >> meet the committed couples >> gay marriages, straight marriages... have the same challenges. >> it's all about having the same options as everybody else. >> that fought for equality >> saying "i do" changed everything. >>every saturday, join us for exclusive, revealing and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time. "talk to al jazeera" today 5 eastern only on al jazeera america take a look at the beautiful few from new brunswick, canada. look at the beautiful aurora, it was visible in the noorn united states -- northern united states from new england to north-west. this happens when earth's gases collide with the sun's rays, and in this case a result of the
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solar flare. >> the enterro virus is spreading to the north-east. the severe respiratory illness sent hundreds of children to the hospital. the c.d.c. confirmed cases in seven sads - columbus, illinois, iowa, kansas, kentucky, missouri, and new york. other states are investigating cases, ipp clulding washington -- including washington. it starts off like the common cold, but turns worse. there's no cure, and no vaccine. no one has died. the new york doctor that operated on joan rivers left the clinic where he was working. lawrence cohen is no longer performing procedures, but declined to comment if the move was, in fact, related to the comedian's death. rivers died after suffering a cardiac arrest during an outpatient throat procedure.
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pakistan arrested 10 men involved in trying to kill malawi yusofi. he was shot in the head for campaigning for female education. the men are being interrogated and will face an anti-terrorism court soon. the arrests are part of an offensive to tackle extremism. the cost of college - it left many teenagers wondering if it's worth the price of administration. the newest spectator sport that doesn't involve watching anyone running for playing with a ball. stay tuned and find out what it is.
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pakistan's army is stepping up its effort to save thousands of people still trapped from devastating floods. look at that. 264 people have died during the floods. helicopter crews have rescue the dozens of survivors, and dropped supplies to more than a million people. pakistani officials say a wave of flooding is expected to hit southern pakistan next week. good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america. thank you for joining us. big bucks spent on watching people play video games. first, a look at the forecast with meteorologist kevin corriveau. >> we'll keep it international for a second. >> i like that.
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>> we'll take it to iceland. we have been batching the bardabunga volcano - i love saying that word - for several days. it was underneath an ice shelf. what is happening now is the ice shelf is melting. we are seeing the volcano erupting. the big problem with this is, if you do have trauma perhaps, you watch and see what happened. a few years back when another volcano blew, this caused thousands and thousands of air lines to cancel flights across that particular area. we'll be watching that area for you, and see if it gets worse. i do want to take you to the northern plains, and the reason being we have had a bit of snow - wyoming, montreal, canada what is happening is we are warming up over here. temperatures are lower this morning, and yesterday. chicago, we are 10 degrees lower than yesterday, 41 degrees, we
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have watches and warnings out, for freeze warnings in northern minnesota, and frost advisories for many states, it's one of the coolest mornings in a vial. >> keeping it international. there's a fire at the university of nottingham england, it is under control this morning. the fire broke out friday night destroying a multimillion building. no one was injured, and no other buildings were affected. that building was under construction and not yet in use. >> speaking of schools, the cost of college increased by more than 1,000% over the past three decades. the average college student will graduate with $30,000 in debt. as allen schauffler reports, many students are wondering is it worth it. >> we'll excavate a little more this way. >> 18-year-old aviary hutchison tackling a nasty job, and
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34-year-old jill looking for a job, but getting a lot of emails like this one. >> unfortunately we will not move forward with your candidacy at this time. >> aviary is an apprentice plumber in a hands-on, 4-year state approved programme. jill, with a fresh masters once worked in arts management. school was not cheap. >> you are in debt $70,000. >> yes i am. >> reporter: how does that feel? >> terrifying. >> reporter: aviary tried college for a year, but it didn't take. what are your college buddies doing this weekend? >> partying and having fun. >> reporter: he makes $19 an hour, as a journeyman he can earn $60,000 a year, more as he gains skill. >> i'm making money and working on it. they are working on getting a career. they'll have to pay off the debts that they get. >> america's total student debt
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tops $1 trillion. post-recession job seekers face a tough employment market and stagnant wages. >> 70% of college students graduate with debt. the level of debt is $29,000 on average. >> study after study shows their earning participation is higher than for those without a degree. dr bill researches and teaches the economics of education. >> here is another big number. $300,000. what does that many? >> the $300,000 is a conservative estimate from the gapes of getting a college degree, compared to a high school diploma, minus all the costs of going to college. however costly it is to go to college, there's every reason to think it pays off. >> jill hopes so. she's glad she got the education. the grad school loans come due. advance degrees carry greater
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long-term earning potential than undergraduates. he emphasis college and its costs are not a good fit for everyone. >> some post secondary education for most is the way i term it. >> so this is aviary's post secondary education. all the pipe hauling, part sorting, ditch digging adding up to a head start in adult life. >> you'll need plumbers and that's the same for other professions. >> at some point everyone needs a plumber. >> exactly. >> the doctor emphasis college is not for everybody, and kids in the late teens should be aware of degrees, option in community college and apprenticeship programmes. the one mistake - don't borrow a lot of money, go to college and get out without a degree.
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stay tuned. we note the series "edge of 18" airs here tomorrow night at 9:00pm eastern. it tracks 15 high school seniors preparing for the next phase of their life. the national service programme marked its 20th anniversary. president obama and former president bill clinton celebrated the organization. 1,000 joined since bill clinton started the programme in 1994, both leaders called on congress to extend funding. it's the 200th anniversary of the most important song in all of american history. [ singing ] >> exactly 200 years ago this weej, and france's -- week, and france's key scott wrote "the
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star-spangled banner." several cities are holding event to honour the song's history. there is no denying the popularity of video games, what you may not know is how popular it is to watch someone else play. david shuster takes a look at the big business behind a new spectator sport. >> this summer in seattle, 11,000 fans packed into an arena to watch video gamers battle it out. at stake - bragging rights and a prize pool of nearly $11 million, the biggest in video gaming history. >> players are taking home $11 million check. doda or defense of the ancient is a video game, like "league of ledgened" or "star craft", making up esports.
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>> an important thing about being a programmer is being productive. esports claims 7 million viewers, 31 million in the united states. most can be found on twitch. the video game streaming platform, amazon snapped up for nearly a billion dollars. >> it's not just people playing video. we have gaming-related content. giant tournaments where the best in the world show off their skills to industry news presentations where you see new launcheds. >> it is gigantic, global and a prime demographic. >> with fewer teens and young adults watching tv, it is like kat nip to advertisers, who are flocking to sponsor the broadcast and events. >> welcome to the world championship. >> they have massive companies like red bull in detroit.
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mcdonald's globally and endemic sponsors like and best buy. >> sponsors help to build the event and provide financial support. >> people need to see it as it is - a legitimate business career opportunity. programmers are not just sitting in the parents basement wasting their time, playing a mindless game. >> despite the big money and growing popularity, older americans may question whether playing video games qualifies as a sport. esport fans are willing to wait them out. >> five or 10 years from now esports you'll see like other major main extreme sport. covered on cable tv, newspapers, sports, and bigger tournaments will be seep, larger prize pools, and i hope twitch is a
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big part of the story. >> in 2013, more people watched "the lag of legends", 32 million. more than 2 million, and game 7 of the n.b.a. files. keep is it here, i'm morgan radford, back with you in a minute. >> intense pressure... >> i don't know if this whole dance thing will work out. >> tough realities... >> we chicago ch-iraq, because we have more killings... >> life changing moments... >> shut the camera.... >> from oscar winning director, alex gibney, a hard hitting look at the real issues facing american teens. the incredible journey continues... on the edge of eighteen only on all jazeera america
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building a coalition, secretary of state john kerry searching for support to fight the islamic state. [ gunfire ] plus, streets on fire. what happened 40 years ago that sparked a chaotic clash right now? >> you can't have the children and teachers show up on the first day of school and pretend it's normal going back to school in the
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state of war. what students are going through as bells ring in gaza. another n.f.l. star makingholds. adrian petersen turned himself in to police, and what the n.f.l. will do about it. >> this president, as expect of american presidents, is stepping up to lead an international coalition to confront the least and deny i.s.i.l. white house press secretary josh ernst reiterizing the creating of a global force to battle i.s.i.s. welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford. >> secretary general arrived in egypt to shore up support of arab leaders. 10 countries ruled to help. john kerry rule out allowing iran to join the coalition.
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good morning to you john, in erbil. why was it important for john kerry to address iran at this point? >> well, the u.s. has been concerned about iranian involvement for some time. there are iranian fighters on the ground. iraq and iran have a close relationship under the last administration of prime minister nouri al-maliki. so john kerry was expressing the concern of the u.s. government as it developed a coalition of nations, western nations and nations in the gulf region, his concern is iran may have excessive influence. this is what he had to say. >> but i think under the circumstances, at this moment in time, it would not be right for any number of reasons. it would not be appropriate given the many other issues that
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are on the table with respect to their engagement in syria and elsewhere. >> so there is john kerry again saying it's inappropriate for iran to be too involved at this time. that's the view of the u.s. it's not the view of many here in iraq. this is a largely shia country. iran is largely shia as well. so it's just not terribly realistic to assume that iran is not going to play a significant role on the ground. how important have the u.s. air strikes you mentioned been for residents? >> well, i was up at the front line at a place called mt zer tech overlooking the valley towards mosul. that is where kurdish peshmerga troops have aligned and they
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told me air strikes have been critical, they have cleared out the towns in the valley leading up to mosul, and where they stand are not ter icialy far away and are 15 miles or less. you can see the outskirts, and they say the air strikes from the u.s. are critical and they'll need continued strikes to take mosul, the strong hold of the islamic state in iran. >> john hendren joining us live from erbil. the number of people fighting with the islamic state has increased. i.s. has more than 31,000 fighters in iraq and syria. although they previously said the number was closer to 10,000, as tom ackerman explains, this increases the urgency for the international coalition. >> before president obama announced the goal of degrading and destroying the islamic
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state, u.s. war planes flew more than 2700 missions, dropped 253 bombs and missiles, and destroyed more than 200 islamic state targets. there's no indication on how many i.s. fighters have been killed or injured. intelligence has been tripled to as many as 35,000. >> the increase is an indication that the group had recruitment success after the battlefield successes demonstrated in june. >> the pentagon says the stronger ranks are not as important as the split cap effort required to curb its growth. the numbers certainly got bigger and intensifies the scope of the energy, i don't think there is a direct line between that and the duration of the conflict or the difficulty of the conflict. according to the woest "the
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washington post", president obama expanded orders to conduct air strikes. it now include targetting individual i.s. leaders, and as obama indicated the targets may include more inside syria. the i.s. controls narrow bands of territories in both countries, there are larger zones where they number support from the fighters. >> i.s. has the largest area in history, of wealth, of military equipment and capability than of a terrorist organization in history. >> retired general john alan who helped to run the campaign against al qaeda is obama's bid to coordinate the campaign. the group is almost certainly supported byments of saddam hussein's regime, reinforced by sunni tribal elements. adding to the ranks, fighters
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from chechnya, pakistan and some from northern america. the plans are to fund a training facility for 10,000 moderate syrian fighters. the challenge will be to find enough who will not be recruited in the field by i.s. and the parents of the journalist who die the at the hand of the islamic state is clashing out at the obama administration. three weeks ago they released a video of the beheading of james foley. >> his mother said obama administration officials threatened her family, warning they could face federal charms if they tried to pay a ransom for their sons. we were told fully times that it was illegal for us to try to ransom our son out, and that we had possibility of being prosecuted. i was surprised there was little
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compassion. >> a spokesperson for the family of steven sotloff, another journalist beheaded by i.s. is making a similar claim. the white house is denying making threats. it acknowledges that they did inform the foelies of a u.s. law against gifl money. coming up at 8:15, iran's involvement and whether we node their help. major mike lyons joins us in 10 minutes. sweeping sanctions on russia. the ukrainian military said it stopped an overnight attack on a donetsk airport. washington says as incidents like they say continue, so will the sanctions. u.s. and voourp een officials say russia is not living up to the ceasefire deal. they are warning until forces and heavy weapons are back across the border.
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the west will go out for new sanctions. >> we are confident that the new round of sanctions will have economic costs for russia. >> unlike previous sanctions. outside experts agree. >> i don't think there's a doubt that the russian economy will be in a mild recession, related to the effects of these sanctions. more importantly, given that russia have been overwhelmingly relying on its natural resources exports to generate growth in the russian economy, this is a serious issue. >> that is an issue because in 14 days u.s. companies have to stop working with or selling equipment to russia if it involves extracting oil. the largest bank has been added to the sanctions list. six banks will no longer have
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access to e.u. money. >> some russian defense companies will face restrictions. russian officials threaten their own sanctions. vladimir putin calls the move strange. >> translation: i don't understand what the new sanctions steps are related to. perhaps someone doesn't like it that the process is starting to follow a peaceful scenario. >> this is the west's attempt to force russia to live up to the ceasefire agreement. if it doesn't, the u.s. threatened to increase the cost on the u.s. economy, hoping it will be too high a price for vladimir putin to pay. >> also this morning, the ukranian prime minister says his country is still in a state of war with russia, the russian president is trying to destroy ukraine. >> oscar pistorius will be allowed to run in the 2016 brazil olympics if he's not in prison. the game's governing body says
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it will not disqualify him, and oscar pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on friday, a lesser charge than murder. the judge ruled the double amputee was reckless when he shot his girlfriend. he'll be sentenced next month. >> minnesota vikings fans reacting to news that star running back adrian petersen allegedly abused his 4-year-old child with a stick. it comes days after the domestic abuse scandal in relation to ray rice. >> what is going on. >> in the 15 years covering the n.f.l., i've never seen a week like this. it has gone from bad to worse. adrian petersen turned himself in to police after the star running back was indicted on charges of hitting his young son with a tree branch. the grand jury indicted him on
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reckless or negligent injury to a child. petersen punished his son, hitting him with a stick tore tree branch, causing multiple injuries. pictures were released showing the pictures from the incident in may. petersen told police it was punishment for pushing another child the two fighting over a game. viking fans are in disbelief. >> i can't believe it. this is the first i heard of it. i thought he was a great guys, a model for the vikings, and this happen. >> if it turns out to be true, it's disappointed of course, someone you consider to be an upstanding citizen. >> i don't know if it's the worst week in n.f.l. history, but it has to be embarrassing. >> the attorney issued a statement saying:.
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>> as a result, the vikings deactivated peterson for the game tomorrow. taking a proactive approach and not playing him tomorrow. a busy week in the n.f.l., and busy in the n.b.a. the general manager of atlanta hawks is taking a leave of absence, after his racially charged comments. he described a black player as having a little african in him. the team owner and c ex o have resisted calls to fire ferry. >> a cell phone video surfaced to back up claims that michael brown had his hands raised when shot by a ferguson, missouri police officer in august.
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. >> that video shows two landscapers acting out the shooting. it was here - you hear one man's voice saying he had his hands up. the men were working not far from where brown was shot by officer darren wilson. floods in india and pakistan cause mayhem on both sides of the border. in pakistan an estimated 300 people are dead, millions displaced. officials are warning of another wave of flooding next week. on the indian side of kashmir the government is not allowing in international aid. rely leaf efforts are almost -- relief efforts are almost volunteer driven. our meteorologist carve is tracking the system and the weather at home. >> this is a sat situation. every year we have the monsoonal rains. because of that we see a lot of flooding going on, spiels here across -- especially here across northern india. the area we are talking about is
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kashmir. look at the area here. many are cut off from help, relieve in the area. the army is trying to get in as best they can. this is an area that is a disputed region, making it difficult and the infrastructure in this area is very, very poor. a lot of people live near the rivers. it's vulnerable for flooding in the area. we are looking at rain coming in. we have a little break right now. because we are in the monsoon, we aspect most of that rain to return in the next couple of days. across much of the sworn part of the united states, we have been dry, especially along the coastal regions, inland there's a lot of monsoonal rain. in los angeles, there has been a lot of fires. look at what is going on here, to the south of los angeles. do we have video to show. look at the video.
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this is the wild fears that are growing considerably over the last couple of days. temperatures are soaring. they are expecting to get it higher as we go towards the end of the weekend, as well as - we'll see the low humidity in the area. 69 degrees. we expect the temperatures to rise to 96. >> getting hot. meteorologist carve, thank you so much. a rash of revenge. allied militia said in iraq helping in the fight against the islamic state group, accused of aprofit nis themselves. the -- atrocities themselves. wars taking place in towns liberated from is your control. and who is in charge. he made headlines with drug-induced antick, but rob ford intisted on running for election. and why he backing out now, and trading places with his brother. stay tuned.
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catch up on what everyone's talking about with the x1 entertainment operating system. preloaded with the latest episodes of the top 100 shows. only from xfinity. there are allegations that shia militias are carrying out
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attacks on sunni villager. we are joined by general mike lyn here -- mike lyon, here to talk to us. we are hearing that shia militia forces are on the ground. do we want their help in fighting the i.s.? >> we don't. there's plenty of forces. it looks like they'll get involved. i mean, the government - especially in the northern part of the border, he has got a stake in the game here. they want to see i.s. defeated. at this point, without having troops on the ground. we don't have the troops on the ground. >> you mentioned us not having people on the ground. the interesting piece is there are fighters on the opposite side. the c.i.a. said thursday intelligence said that the islamic states has between 20,000 and 31,000 fighters
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across troik and syria. >> there were 10,000 fighters. how could they second the recruitment of americans. >> a lot of it had to do with the border between tuckey syria and iraq. whether they brought over 10,000 in the last couple of months remains to be seen. they need to keep turkey from coming inside the country, stopping the egress of people coming from turkey and making their way across. we have to worry about 30,000, a large offensive force now needing to be put together. >> talking of training them, the iraqi side has largely been effective. is there a way to bring the iraqi army up to the skill level of iran's elite guard. >> difficult. i think we are picking and choosing a couple of hundred
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thousand. if they get 60,000 to 70,000, that would be a great thing. part of the new soldiers will help with the mission to figure out what units they can focus on. clearly there's a majority of them that can't fight. >> we see secretary general in cairo trying to get allies on board. what about europe. is it does concerting that germany is "not so much", and others are squirmy about it. >> you would have thought after making announcements about how to get involved, they aren't. u.k. doesn't have support. germany said no, they will not support the air strikes. the president probably got out in front of himself when he thought he had the coalition. everyone is willing to drop water and food, but not bombs. >> why, when this is a global threat, why is the president having a difficult time rallying the international support? >> i think the popular support
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of people don't believe it's the threat that it is. politicians can talk one game. it's a situation with i.s.i.s. doing something to a british subject. they don't have it in the u.k. >> thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> let's get a check on the national forecast. for that we go to geoff molson kevin corriveau with the latest. >> it's september 13th. over the last couple of days we had a bit of snow across montana, wyoming and north dakota, that's because there's the first major cold air mass and reducing temperatures across the northern plains. temperatures - a rapid city, 33 degrees, one above freezing. here across northern minnesota, we are at freezing or below. you see the lighter blues.
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chicago is at 43 degrees. we expect frost and freezing warnings and advisories. in northern minnesota, freed warnings in effect. if you had plants outside, sorry it's too late now. we have frost advisors all the way down across parts of colorado as well. that will be lifted later today as temperatures warm up. this is what we expect to see. a warm up today. minnesota at 60. all the temperatures still well below average for this time of year. if you want to see the warm weather, go up to the south-east. where the frontal boundary is laying out. temperatures tomorrow - we don't see a change but towards the west they are warming up. denver, 81 degrees will be the high. we'll see many of these by the beginning of next week going up. we'll be back to average this
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time of year. later on, when i come back, we'll tell you what has been happening across parts of the gulf of mexico. we are at the halfway point for the hurricane season. we'll see two areas that will cause a problem. not too much, it will be more of a flooding event. back to you. you are looking live at fort mchenry in baltimore, a falt that defended america against the british invasion of 1812. today it's the 200th anniversary of what some consider the most important song in american history. [ singing ] exactly 200 years ago this weekend frances scott key wrote "the star-spangled banner", becoming the national anthem in 1931 after president hoover signed a bill into law.
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several events are being held to honour the song's history. >> getting an education in a war zone. school birls winning. the uphill battle facing students and teachers heading back to school. a smartphone app that could erase the digital footprint. you can't get it in the states just yet. stay tuned.
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good morning to you. welcome back to al jazeera america. thanks so much for joig us. i'm -- joining us. i'm morgan radford, these are a look at the top stories. secretary general arrived in egypt trying to shore up international support in the fight against the islamic state. 10ar ab countries agreed to help.
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kerry rule the out iran joining the coalition. >> ukraine says his country is civil in a state of war with russia, vladimir putin wants to destroy ukraine and destroy the sunon. russia is facing a new set of sanctions from the u.s. and e.u., targetting banks, defense and energy sectors. it's the second scandal for the n.f.l. in a week. minnesota vikings running back adrien petersen turned himself into texas place after he was indicted on charges of abusing his 4-year-old child with a stick, coming days after a domestic abuse scandal involving ray rice. >> a new school year is about to begin in gaza. after witnessing the devastation of the past several weeks, back to school jitters takes on a different meaning. as charles stratford reports, many children are in need of phycological help.
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>> they run around and sing patriotic songs about palestine. this is not a game. mistaken children are traumatized by what they saw, heard and felt during a military campaign on gaza. the private school is trying to take the mind off the war. trmp children over gaza, including the students, suffered in the war. schools became shelters. we are trying to change the way of thinking, give them a chance to play and forget what happened. >> translation: we are happy today. children faced terrible times during the war. united nations schools became shelter for tens of thousands fleeing the violence. we visited this school in junalia minutes after it was hit by shells.
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20 people, including three children were killed in the attack. what is the situation now. >> preparations are made for the students to return in a break or so. thousands seeking shelter have been moved to another school down the road. >> 5km away we find a u.n. school they've been moved to. 800 people were here before 1,200 arrived. israeli military destroyed their homes, there's nowhere to go. there's no plan for students to return soon. >> we don't know where all the chin are. they are not where they'd normally be we have to do a soft roll out. we can't have the schools and teachers turn out. >> they need to do a soft landing before getting into a
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structure learn environment. >> reporter: the right for vig to have an education fear of uncertainty, improve their lives and that of generations to come has been lost again. the united nations says 26 schools are being used as shelters for tens of thousands of palestinians whose homes were destroyed during the war. dozens of people in chile, santiago were arrested during violent crashes, marking the 41st anfersry of the pinochet coup. chile fell upped 30 years of re -- under 30 years of dickative ownership. they are thinking of overturning a law of allowing military perm to be prosecuted strong minno shay's word.
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forpt mayor -- toronto mayor rob ford drop his election bid, but guess who is running in his place - his brother dough. from his intoxicated rants exposeded by the "toronto star", to confessions of drug use. >> yes i smoked cocaine. >> embattled may yore rob ford was on track for a re-election run until now. ford as hospitalsed after a tumor was discovered in his abdomen. friday he withdrew interest the mayoral race. and released the following statement: lion lip now his brother and campaign manager will keep it in the family. the shuffle coming hours before
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the deadline for who will appear on the election ballot. >> i want to welcome doug ford to the mayor's race and wish him kl. >> doug is no stranger to scandal. and a newspaper reported that the city counsel stole hash eesh, an allegation denied. with the election six weeks away he'll have to put together a campaign. he can't use any of money. it's possible he could make use of the materials from his brother's campaign. many of the signs read ford for mayors. you have to buy the signs from his brother to avoid breaking campaign rules. it's unlikely we'll see the end of rob ford's political careers soon. [ singing ] >> reporter: instead of running for reaction, the may vor will
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run for a seat on the city council and a pocket held by his brother doug. >> results on ford's tumor are expect next week. a massive fire at the university of nottingham, england, is under control after the fire broke out late last night, destroying a multi-million dollar chemistry building. thankfully no one was injured and no buildings affected. that building was underconstruction and not in use. >> speaking of school, this sunday on al jazeera america, documentary series "edge of 18" will join two teenagers whose college ambitions were sidetracked. they were caught up in bad behaviour and adult responsibilities. the show highlights how hard it can be for talented and ambibs young people to stay on course. >> hello.
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>> maurice, report to the main office. >> maurice, we have some concerns. i feel like you are going on a downward trend. if children is something you want, why are you nonchalant and carefree about your life and the direction of your life. do you want to go to college? >> in this neighbourhood not a lot of people went to college. i suppose i'm supposed to be the child that makes it, gets out the hood and does something better with my life. i do - i do wanted to go to college. i don't want to end up... >> what is surprising was how many adult challenges the kids had to face. you know, we think childhood is an incident time. these kids are dealing with social issues of the day, and forced to confront them as adults. >> around here a lot of girls is
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pregnant. my frept michala -- friend michala got pregnant. her sister hannah. my friend emily got pregnant. my friend page. >> hello. it's like 80% of the school pregnant. >> my plans is after the baby, finishing hospital, and after show is born, go to college. >> lance wants me to be a stay-at-home mum. >> how will you cope with being a mum and go to college. >> it will be the same as going to high school. >> no, it won't. >> yes, it almost. >> no, it won't. >> yes, it will. i don't know anyone that has a kid and went to college. >> one of the valuable things about the series is you see the journey of the kids and like a good fiction film, it takes twist and turns. maurice's case and like that.
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it seems he's on the road to college, he's smart, motivated and has good grades. then he takes a downturn. hangs out with friend saying, "hay, you can get a job as a jan tore, have cash in the wallet." and his mother. >> do you know how hard it is for black men. your perception is i'm going to college. >> chicago will make or break you. i'm not going to let chicago break me. >> because you are pregnant doesn't mean your life ended. for me it's beginning. >> catch the second episode of the "edge of 18" tomorrow 9:00pm eastern. >> a social media app is trying to encourage freedom of expression by providing privacy protection. it's called 11 beep, allowing users to post without using a digital trace.
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they can set a hive span for everything they spare. it's not available in the united states, but the developers from south asia are hoping to bring it here soon. >> in is in the past capital of kathmandu. people here, like everywhere else, love the smart phones and mobile apps. young and old are busy connecting. online security is on everyone's mind. >> certain things have to be kept within limits. i had friend who have big issues of fake ids created by other people. it created a lot of problems. here in kathmandu they have developed a mobile social networking app. it's like a customized twitter. users can put posts and update will be deleted, giving them a chance to express themselves freely. >> we met the man behind 11 b,
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the new hap. >> when people say it's deleted, it's deleted for the users, or the server. we are going to to this. >> the app gis a choice for people to express themselves anonymously. >> it's giving new meaning to freedom of speech. >> there are countries like that. and you are pagized for that -- penalized for that. >> that has to be heard. how can we stop the person being arrested for that. >> reporter: with more than 35 smart phone users. the app has participation for abuse. the team is working on making it safer and launching the product soon. the developer of 11 b says they got the need from snapchat. coming up ravens running
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back ray rice planning to appeal a suspension from the n.f.l. for domestic violence. we talk to terry o'neil. president of the national organization for women, about how the scandal is handled. >> and the invisible man, an artist getting a lot of attention. mother nature showing off her show in the sky. stay tuned. surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time. "talk to al jazeera" today 5 eastern only on al jazeera america
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you're looking live in iceland at the bardabunga volcano, which has been spewing smoke, ash and hot molten lava for weeks. there's a pun get smell in the air causing respiratory problems for kids in the area. good morning. welcome back to al jazeera america. thank you for joining us. i'm morgan radford. the n.f.l. players' union is considering whether it will appeal a life-time suspicion of
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raven's running back ray rice. he was banned after video whereas released online. it stems from an incident at the hotel where rice was punished for a 2-game suspicion and calls for the firing of commissioner roger goodell. joining us to discuss the case is teri o'neil, president of the national organization for women and joins us from the capital washington d.c. thank you so much for being with us. it's a pleasure to have you. you were the first to call for n.f.l. commissioner roger goodell to step down. that has not happened, but was terminating rice's contract a win for women's rights? >> not really. ray rice needs to be held accountable for his actions. we have said that the n.f.l. doesn't have a ray rice problem. the n.f.l. has a violence
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against women problem, and roger goodell, throughout his tenure as commissioner of the n.f.l., once we looked into it, what we found is he had consistently tried to sweep domestic violence under the rug, deny, evade, blame the victim. silence people that want to speak out against things like sexual harassment going on on the job. roger goodell is not the person that can commit to making the kinds of systematic changes that we believe need to be made in the n.f.l. >> this goes behind the sport and transcend to the fans. statistics show that superbowl sunday is when the police officers receive the highest calls for domestic violence, raising the questions around the op techs. the video of ray rice striking is hard to wash. chris tweeted this saying:
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why did seeing the video change the narrative for punishment? >> because the fans saw the video. clearly this is something that tarnishes the n.f.l., and to have it be so public that the n.f.l.'s poor response, inadequate response, in some says shockingly wrong, to instances of domestic violence within their own community, that is shocking to fans, as it should be. the n.f.l. needs to clean its house, they are right, the super bowl sunday, the level of violence against women, we called for roger goodell to resign, but his successor to appoint on independent investigator with full authority to review top to bottom review
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all the domestic violence in the n.f.l. community and to unpack why it's happening. look, there's a number of things we know that an investigator should look at. look at the way the n.f.l. treats its female employees, cheer leaders. are they degrading women, is there sexual harassment. look at the way - another thing that the n.f.l. should be looking at is systematically have they gone in and tried aggressively to protect the personal against being held accountable throughout the court system. if that is so, why. we have many questions that need to be aped. that's why we called for an independent investigator to go in top to bottom. >> you mentions using the investigation to unpack what was behind the response. i want to unpack something that was personal. one of things i found curious
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was when ray rice apologised, he apologised to everywhere but his wife. and she apologised as if something she did before entering the elevator could explain happened in the elevator. how out of touch was the league to not guage public rehabilitation for an apology by a victim. in a sport dominated by men, are women a blindspot. >> absolutely. the owner of the ravens is on video explaining that he initially did not take tough action against mr rice. because he believed that the beating administered was appropriate under the circumstances. normally when he learns different circumstances existed did he admit that perhaps he had been too lean yet. that is the mind-set of a pan that doesn't understand the dynamics of domestic violence.
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it is the first question that should have been asked when they learn of domestic violence incidents. the first question is is she safe. what am i doing to keep her safe. not once did it cross the mind. this is why roger goodell is not the right person to lead the n.f.l. the n.f.l. does things well. it does football. amazing athletes, incredible talent. guys on the field that compete to win. we lo watching that. you -- we love watching that. you can't have an organization and no responsibility for what gops on within the community. roger goodell wants to make money on what he does well, and ignore the problems created under his leadership. that's the mark of a bad leader. he needs to go, be replaced by someone that nose how to lead truly, and we need an
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investigation with suggestions for systematic change that will make a difference in the n.f.l. >> what about our other leaders, congress. some say congress should step in to lean on the n.f.l. what needs to happen. should congress step in, enact tougher penalties or women be hired within leadership positions. >> that's another thing the investigators should look at. maybe there are not enough women leaders or coaches in the n.f.l. positions of power and authority. maybe the way women are treated bleeds out into the home of the men within the n.f.l. we don't know the answer to that. we think it's a good possibility. absolutely, i'm tlaled by the alert that was released recently by 16 united states senators, all women, chastising the n.f.l.
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for its dreamt. domestic violence. we need to go further. look, the n.f.l. is a role model for college, high school athletes, middle school, little kid athletes. boys and girls all looking up to n.f.l. players. as fans, we look to the n.f.l. to be a good role model. under roger goodell's leadership it is a bad role model. it has lost its way. we need leadership that comes in and sets the n.f.l. back on the right track. >> we have other issues to address with you. in california state colleges are asked to redefine consensual sex as an affirmative agreement otherwise known as yes means yes. some say it shift the burden of proof to male students. what do you say to that? >> a lot of male students prefer not to have accountability for their actions.
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but the yes means yes programme is absolutely where we need to go. >> voluntary enthusiastic and ongoing concept. that is what is required. i have to tell you, the vast majority on college campuses are not committing rape. voluntary enthuse yastic, unambiguous and concept is what is good for healthy romantic relationships for men and women. it's a direction the country needs to go, is it enough to protect the victims. >> well, you know, absolutely this, because here is what part of the yes means yes campaign is all about. it emphasis that within a relationship there needs to be mutual report and understanding of ressa profity of rights and responsibility. it is that recognition.
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you have two human being coming together romantically, fully equal in their rights and responsibilitiesies regarding one another. that will reduce levels of violence against women. a problem that we have is the romanticized sentimentalized notion of romans as the male person always pursuing a passive female person. we know in real life that is not what happens. what we need is to have better cultural behaviours that actually recognise real life. >> speaking of the cultural behaviours that, as you say, reflect real life, from yes means yes to new restrictions on abortion, the rugg can controlled legislature overruled the governor by passing a bill requiring a 72 hour waiting period for women to get an abortion after getting
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counselling and does not make exceptions for rape and incest. is a war like this turning the clocks back in terms of reproductive rights? >> it turns the glock back. >> more importantly, it turns woman against the republican party generally. it's a shame. one in three women will have an abortion by the age of 45. it is a common and necessary aspect of women's reproductive health care services. what it has done is reconstructed it for the purpose of humiliating, degrading women and making an important medical procedure more expensive for women that can hardly afford it. it will not stop women terminating pregnancies it will make it more expensive. it will not stop abortion. it will, ultimately, lead women
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to leave the republican party in droves. history will judge this moment in our community very, very harshly. we'll look back on it, shake our heads and wonder what the men were thinking to stop the women actions basically product ty health care. >> teri o'neil president of the national organization for women. it's been our pleasure to have you with us this morning. >> thank you. there's a chinese artist known as the human camillion, he uses people as a canvas and blends them into a background kalen ford takes a look at a unique form of hart. >> reporter: the morning starts early. the human canvases are briefed. more than 100 people have travelled from as far as los angeles and brussels to be here, under the 42-year-old artist's
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brush. he is well-known from hiding himself in plain site from china to wall street to the local supermarket. lieu's work since last year incorporated more people. >> as more participates, i'm able to make a stronger message. through a larger number i encompass the masses and address that. >> for this -- liu addresses desire and agreed. his pictures are painted over with $100 bills. >> it's about the relationship with money, and the dynamic created through a culture of consumerism. >> he photographs each model and marks with tape where the money goes. he has mixed gallons of paint and army of artists work off the photograph to bring the human canvases to life. it's gruelling. each person takes between six
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and seven hours to point. >> we are painting with eight hours, but they are standing in awkward positions. >> it's hard, i know, i have - i'm curious to see the final results of this work. >> the work will be shown here, in the gallery it was created in. and his subjects will have the opportunity to watch themselves disappear. >> for the final work they'll be combined into a tab low like this one. he hopes the work makes people slow down and think about the things it's seen every day. it is something that happens here. >> it's beautiful to be cut off from tech nogey for a couple of hours. >> it's about creating work in the hops of amplifying a message. he prefers to be remembered
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