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in any society, anywhere. this is al jazeera america live from new york city, i'm richelle carey, here are the top stories an american aide worker and a dozen syrian captives murdered by i.s.i.l. from the g20 summit in australia - a boost to the economy and miing rant orphans in africa. >> i'm adam raney - coming up we meet scientists developing a new
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crop of wheat to try to feed the entire planet. a new public and brazen atrocity by the islamic state of iraq and levant. in a video out today i.s.i.l. claims to have we headed american hostage peter cassig, and a dozen captives. peter cassig was captured last year whilst distributing medical supplying to refugees. >> the video shows 13 beheadings, 12 alleged soldiers and peter cassig. i.s.i.l. say he was beheaded because he was an iraqi war veteran who came to iraq during that war to kill muslims, he, himself, had converted to islam drug his captivity. as i say, it's a brutal video,
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but it's the propaganda that i.s.i.l. want out there. what they are capable of doing, the message they are sending to americans, that you can't bomb us without impunity, you'll be affected. there are other western hostages, it's not just about western hostages. i.s.i.l. killed 17 iraqis, 20 syrian journalists, and there's 80 people at least that have been kidnapped - journalists in iraq and syria, whose whereabouts they don't know, but i.s.i.l. say they are holding a number of iraqi journalists and aid workers, as well as be heading soldiers from iraq and from syria. this is a tactic that they use. the west concentrates on the names that they understand, on the westerners. it cuts across iraq and syria. >> imran khan reporting. kimberley cal kak joins us from
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washington. what are we hearing from the white house? >> the white house issued a statement confirming the murder of peter kassig. in fact, we know that president obama was briefed by national security advisor on board his plane. the white house released a statement saying: i can tell you that the white house has, in fact, not just confirmed the murder, but is continuing through the intelligence community to analyse the video released by i.s.i.l. fighters, not just for its authenticity, but to examine the threats against u.s. citizens and soldiers for its credibility. >> hopefully a lot of
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intelligence to gather from that. what is the family of peter kassig staying? >> well, the parents released their own statement this morning. in fact, saying that they'd like the media to respect their privacy, and employing the media not to release the images put out to social media, whether it be through pictures, stills, video, saying that they want to avoid playing into the hostage taker's hands, and would like their son to be remembered for humanitarian efforts, and not for his ending with the i.s.i.l. fighters. >> martin dempsey was just in baghdad there to assess the u.s. campaign against i.s.i.l. does the release of these tapes that come, does this affect the u.s. strategy against i.s.i.l.? >> this is something that the joint chiefs of staff, martin dempsey, as he meets with iraqi advisors and leaders will
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discuss. this is a factor in the ongoing effort, one that we should point out, martin dempsey said will be a long and drawn out campaign. we heard from a hearing on capitol hill, from the joint chief of staff where he said he would not rule out adding ground forces as well as the advisors. and this is being considered in the strategy. >> kimberley halkett joining us from the white house senator dick durban said the death of peter kassig is the reason for military intervention against the islamic state of iraq and levant. >> this video is a tragic reminder of the savagery, and i.s.i.s., and the complexity of our challenge. >> president obama is returning from australia and the g20 summit with an agreement to increase the global g.d.p. by
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$220. the summit closed with an obligatory photo of the g20 leaders. scott heidler reports from brisbane. >> reporter: at the end of the two days an ambitious plan was announced - one to increase global economy by $2 trillion, by investing in infrastructure. >> this year the g to delivered real practical outcomes, and because of the efforts that the g20 made this year, culminating in the last 48 hours, people around the world are going to be better off. that's what it's all about. >> reporter: the prime minister's climate change would not be discussed at the g20. tony abbott stuck to his rom promise that the official
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communique would be 3 pages long. some feel what is in the document will be difficult to implement. >> it's not exactly an actionable document. if you stuff everything into three pages, you inevitably say everything in genrality. >> reporter: geopolitics entered the conversation and overshadowed it at times. russia's actions in ukraine was condemned. >> as a consequence we'll continue to maintain the economic isolation while maintaining the possibility of a diplomats uk toll use. >> it is not our preference to see russia isolated like it is. >> reporter: the much anticipated confrontation between tony abbott and vladimir putin did not happen. >> translation: the ukrainian situation, in my view, has a good chance of a resolution is no matter how strange it sounds. sanctions hurt those they are imposed on, and those that
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imimpose them. later, each leader departed, each with a challenge a selling the idea to their domestic audiences rebel controlled areas in eastern ukraine have been hard hit by the government and pro-russian militias. 20 trucks arrived in luhansk, containing supplies to fix the electrical grid. residents say they need more than electrical supplies. pro-russians control left the economy in crisis and basic its in short supply in downtown donetsk, they gather at the one cash point in the area that's been reliable. a day after the ukranian president's decree, that among other things promised an end to backing services - there's no money to be had. the banks were empty on a sunday, it doesn't give out
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money, so there is none. >> this woman works for the state-run water company, and has not been paid for three months, and is not sure what to expect where the buck stops with the government of donetsk. >> i hope they help, i'd like them to. they are our authority, it's our city. i think so, i promise. i don't know. >> at a suburban supermarket, bank workers took away credit card terminals on thursday. business goes on, but the bosses don't know what to expect in the coming days. businesses across eastern ukraine - management have two concerns, whether they'll continue to get access to goods from the west of the country, and whether customers will find it difficult to get access to catch to pay for them one question now - the extent to which russia will step in. russian aid has been arriving through sunday, much of this convoy made up of parts and
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materials to repair the infrastructure as winter steps in. >> we hope russia won't forget us, they are our brothers. humanitarian aid is critical. we don't only need equipment, but medical supplies and food. the situation is the same. the country is at war. >> there is an appeal for wrushan help to take -- russian help to take more territory. russia and moscow has been taking troops across the border. the fear is two months of shaky ceasefire could be replaced by widespread conflict also in ukraine, work has begun to remove the wreckage from malaysia airlines flight mh17. it was shot down over eastern ukraine, killing 298 people on board. workers are cleaning out the debris, loading it on to trucks. it will be sent to the netherlands, where a section. plane will be reassembled as
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part of the investigation into the disaster. ukraine and the west say pro-russian rebels shot the plane down. >> protests have been going on in hong kong for the last 53 days. many activists have left their homes and jobs. support is waning for a region. >> in their sleep, they are making a statement. they have given up their homes and taken up residents in what used to be some of hong kong's busiest roads. living on the streets is a way of life for the protesters, who are demanding the right to choose their next leader. this university student suspended studies in the united states to guard the barricades. >> until the government answers our questions, we ask them to nominate our chief executive, and they will accept our need
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for democracy. >> the protesters want beijing to not choose the next chief executive. the hong kong government and leaders in china made it clear that will not happen. >> hopefully beijing will, at a later time, give us a positive response. for the time being there is no fixed plan for exit as yet. >> the government and the protesters are at an impasse. now it's up to the public to take the initiative to clear the sites. the managers have obtained a court order and ask police to remove any obstacles, be it barricades or protesters. if they resist, they can be arrested. >> at mongkok, other sites, police may be called to take action soon. taxi and bus drivers have been granted on injunction. they say the blockade is
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affecting their business. this man gave up his job as an english teacher, and lives on handouts, giving free language lessons to fellow occupiers. >> if they use, i don't know, gun, violence, we believe we will come back, sending a message that removing barricades will not silence their message for democracy at least 12 were killed in a suicide bombing in north-eastern nigeria, a bomber blowing herself up in a marketplace not far from the three states hit by boko haram attacks. she came into the market before closing and detonated explosives under her address. >> the army has retaken the town
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of chibok. >> reporter: when boko haram fighters attacked the town of chibok, people expected the nigeria to protect them. instead the soldiers stationed there abandoned them. >> translation: we managed to get to the road and saw soldiers at a checkpoint, as if they were brave. when the sounds the gunshots got closer, they jumped into their vehicles and drove off, leaving us behind. >> reporter: this boy was in school when the fighters attacked the town. he was injured but escaped. some of his friends were killed. >> my ambition and studies were stopped because all this happened. it told me, in fact, and all these people were making me scared. >> reporter: thousands have been forced to leave their homes because of the fighting. these families travelled to the capital abuja where they'll wait until it's safe to go home.
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the town of chibok is a christian enclave in the north of nigeria, it's been attacked many times. in april boko haram attacked 250 schoolgirls, some escaped, but 219 are held by the group. many have little faith in the army, especially after the latest attack in chibok. >> we hear gunshot all over. when i went out i see soldiers running. no, you cannot control yourself. >> the army announced a ceasefire with boko haram, which the group says it never agreed to. for people in chibok, chaos and violence continues. >> ebola outbreak in sierra leone had major effects on food prices. they have risen by as much as 50%. the movement of delivery trucks has been restricted to prevent the spread of ebola, that is causing supplies to go down, and
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costs to go up. the u.n. food and agriculture organization case it's working with the government to increase the transport of goods. a clinic in mali failed to diagnose an imam. it wasn't diagnosed until a nurse died. now 400 people are being looked for who came into contact with the patient 200 migrants in italy have been rescued. a portuguese ship responded to the migrants. the portuguese are anticipating in operation trident. rescuing those escaping to italy. many are children. a few have been place with italian families.
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a support group trying to change that has closed because government funding that was promised has not come through. sue turton has this report from sicily. >> reporter: a kick about between gambia, senegal, ghana, nigeria and egypt - all the youngsters making the crossing from africa without parents or relatives, hoping to be fostered by italian families. all youcef's family were killed in ethnic fighting. he fled, and was rounded up and put on a boat. he didn't know where it was going. >> reporter: how many on the boat? >> 120 >> reporter: all crammed in. >> crammed. >> reporter: you didn't ask to get on the boat. >> we didn't know anything. we didn't know where we were going. i saw hiz in the middle of the sea and thought "god, is this how i'm going to end my life, i think i'll day." pao came on a boat carrying 740
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passengers, and said over 100 were killed by the traffickers. he was beaten and put in hospital after being rescued. both his personalities are dead, and he's -- parents are dead and he's desperate to find a family. >> i want a family. if i want - i happy, i want family. if i go there, i feel sad. i feel sad. i need my own family. >> over 1300 unaccompanied minors arrived on italy's shores. over 3,000 have disappeared. it's feared many have been forced into prostitution or slave labour. this center has been home to 100 aged between 15 and 18. promised funding from the interior ministry failed to arriving, and it's been forced to close next tuesday. for 11 months we provided for the youngsters, without getting a single euro.
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we have provided for them to give them back the dignity that no one else has given them. thousands are trying to cross the mediterranean to get here. this vessel saved 200 eritreans, somalians and libyans. many italian families say they want to take care of the vulnerable, unaccompanied children. italian bureaucracy is stopping that happening to all but a few. these kids are like us, they need to be in a family. if there's a family, they are prepared to foster a child. they should speak up for bureaucracy. for many, this house is the first time they felt safe since fleeing their own country. now they want to start a normal life, with a family to call their own earlier, my colleague, martine dennis, spoke to adrian edwards, a spokesman for the united nations refugee agency,
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and discussed how more and more libyans will become homeless as violence gets worse. >> it's a devastating situation at the moment, since the fighting escalated in may. we have seen 400,000 displaced, including 100,000 in the last month. libya's population estimated 6 million. this is huge numbers about the size of the population. humanitarian access to people is incredibly difficult at the moment, and we have concerns, too, for some minority groups, for the refugees and the asylum seekers. >> i was going to ask you, how you are able to administer any assistance to these people in libya, given the current unrest and dangerous circumstances for so many n.g.o.s, and international embassies that have withdrawn. >> it is extremely diff. people are spread out across 5
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towns and cities across the country and in need of help. you have civilian populations targeted, and that makes it a tough job to get humanitarian help to them. we have had convoys going in in august and september. bringing in supplies for two months work of help for a number of thousands of people, but it's a drop in the ocean. we are drying to keep in contact with people through social media, through other means, through our partners there. this is incredible, this situation. it's a crisis that to some extent is being overlooked. >> when people leave their homes in despair, where are they going to, given we have identified a series of flashpoints. where do they go to find sanctuary. >> some i staying with schools, host families, and anywhere they
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can. there's worries associated with that. don't forget we were heading towards areas, and people will not be protected against the winter. others, if you look at some of the refugees and asylum seekers, some of these people are in places they can't move from. there's detention for asylum seekers, for refugees. some people in those circumstances - they are without adequate food, adequate help or medicine in a great deal of difficulty, it's a mixed picture. some people have relatively better access to help, it's a give and dangerous situation. >> the issue of internally displaced people is very much on the rise. this is presenting a slightly different challenge for you and others in your feel. how are you responding to the fast numbers of people
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displaced. they are not necessarily crossing borders. >> it's not a problem in libya, but in iraq and other places. the job is to get help to people inside the borders. what makes it difficult is the security situation. added to that, worldwide, we see shortages in funding for humanitarian operations. we have twin factors that make the current times difficult for many displaced by conflict. >> anticipating the grand jury's decision. cities are preparing for possible protests. what some parents are teaching their kids to protect themselves during encounters with police. you're watching al jazeera america
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police departments across the country are preparing for large protests when a grand jury decides whether to indict a white officer who killed an unarmed black teen in ferguson, missouri. police officers are holding meetings to prepare for possible demonstrations. on august 19th officer darren wilson shot and killed 19-year-old michael brown. a grand jury will decide whether charges should be fired against darren wilson. it sparked weeks of protests in ferguson. following high profile shootings of black teenagers, parents are advising teens to protect themselves during encounter with police, using cell phone technology, jacob ward reports from san francisco. >> families across america are having a conversation with teenagers about whether to use the cell phone in the car.
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among african-american families the conversation is different. african-american teenagers have a higher rate of being pulled over by the police than their white counterparts. the question becomes should they try to record the encounters when they take place. >> reporter: in the two years since he's been driving, that man has been pulled over seven times, twice only for decertainible reason. he and his father say it doesn't make sense. >> i'm in school, i have two jobs. i recently moved out to my own place. i mean, i feel like, you know, doing the best i can, as, you know, for my age or whatever. the last person actually asked me "did you steal this car", he asked that question. this is a normal traffic stop. >> reporter: african-americans
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are more likely than whites to be pulled over by the police for investigative stops, intended not to ticket the driver but to search the car. african-american males under the age of 25 are three times more likely to be pulled over than their white counterparts. john boras, a member of martin luther king's tv said cell phone footage can make the difference in court. >> when cellphones came out, i, myself used a cell phone. when i got stopped. i would tell my wife, i have been stopped by a cop, a police officer. and i let it sit there. >> in theory, a passer-by can record anything by public. there are rules in place in california about the onlooker recording. this officer shows us what he considers the proper distance. if i cross over. >> if you approach me. >> reporter: this distance. >> it's too close, because i have to deal with you.
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>> reporter: how and when should a driver go for his phone. >> the issue is knew. it's up to the officer in question, there's no guidelines. >> if the situation is calm and you want to record it, absolutely, you can hold your phone with your hands visible near the steering wheel. >> reporter: my phone is in my pocket, officer i'd like to record this. >> i have the video going. the officer can see there's no weapon. >> reporter: in cases where reaching for a phone doesn't cause an officer to go for his gun, the phone can be a target. at what point can you take away the phone? >> well, if a person is arrested or is cited for interference. if there's evidence, we could - you know, we can request for seize it. they are still not certain what to do. >> i kind of left it up to him. i've looked at different options, you know. if i were to record, i'd
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probably put some type of hidden camera in my car, again, because it's not a set law. they can do what they want. >> now, in the last few days i have gotten a phone call from rome, the father who told me the same police officer has again pulled his son over again with no charge and no discernible reason. rome is trying to get in touch with the police officers to have a conversation with him about pulling over his son. he says he doesn't know what else he should do. >> wow, jacob ward reporting ahead - the legacy of pain and horror at a florida boys' school is living on in the surviving students.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories, work has begun to remove the wreckage of mh17.
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it was shot down over ukraine in july, killing 298 people on board. it will be sent to the netherlands, where the plane will beresembled. the g20 in australiaeneded. the crisis in ukraine was discussed. they planned to boost the global economy by $2 triion american peter kassig has been executed by i.s.i.l. the white house is confirming the 26-year-old aide work are and iraqi war veteran death. the news came in a video release. earlier my colleague martine dennis spoke to a middle east analyst who said no one should be surprised at the atrocity. i think anyone that i know is surprised by the brutal act of the killing of the american aide worker, it was a matter of when as opposed to if. it's an act of desperation,
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violating deeply held islamic principles. top clerics, and radical idea logs appealed for the prevention of life. killing a convert to islam is a highly serious offense. the reality is this is an act of desperation, speaks volumes about the mind-set of i.s.i.s., it's all-out law. reality is peter is not the only hostage who has been killed. i.s.i.s. massacred hundreds, if not thousands of muslims, including a few western hostages in the last few months. >> furthermore, what do we know about the way i.s.i.l.-controlled territory is governed? >> we know a great deal. one of the major tools is that basically to terrorize the population. it's basically the use of
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massive force of savagery, is a conscious choice on the part of i.s.i.s. in order to cop opt people or terrorize people. it imposes a highly severe system particularly in aroca. it's the nerve center of i.s.i.s., it imposes taxation, delivers goods, and has a rudimentary organizational structure, and, i mean, when we talk about i.s.i.s., even though it's savage, it controls a state as big as the u.k. a mass of land in iraq and syria, as big of the united kingdom. it controls the lives of 5 million people. it's a wealthy organization that exists outside of state-sponsored organizations. it tells you a great deal about the challenges that the international community faces in
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confronting i.s.i.s. and trying to dismantle this killing machine. >> we are looking ahead to the future. chuck hagel announcing a programme to consider new and better ways to protect the nation's interest. >> in the near term it invites some of the brightest minds from inside and outside government, to start with a clean sheet of paper, and assess what technologies or systems need to be developed over the next five years. >> the initiative includes reach and development programs focussing on robotics, miniaturization and printing after election day the keystone xl pipeline jumped to the top of washington's to-do list, in part because it will decide the winner of the louisiana run-off. it was proposed by transcanada in 2005. today the c.e.o. said it's as needed as ever. >> the need for the pipeline
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grow, and because you have oil produced, you need to transport it, at the current time it is transported by rail, which is far less safe and more environmentally risky the house passed the bill approving the pipeline on friday. joining us for "the week ahead", is at 8:30 eastern, and 5:30 pacific. open enrolment is under way. the online exchange is mandated by the affordable care act. it went live. by most accounts things went smoothly with 100,000 people supporting applications. heath and community services silvia matthews burwell said the high traffic is a good time. >> they are comparing based on
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premiums, deductibility. when you give the american beam the tools to make the right choices. they'll do that. the promise with the affordable care act, with obama care, is a top-down approach where the government runs your health care. >> reporter: help is available. non profits and other groups are conducting workshops and other events to guide applicants it may be hard to imagine. more than a quarter of people living today do not have access to a simple toilet. that is a bigger issue than you think. for many women, lack of access to a proper toilet led to sexual assault. others were not able to attend work or school, because there are no toilets. later this week the united nations will highlight sanitation issues on world toilet day. joining us is a guest from the
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world bank sanitation programme. tell us the significance of world toilet day. >> thank you, i'm delighted to be here on behalf of the world bank. we are excited about the world toilet day recognised by the united nations as of last year. i know a number of partners that we work with at the u.n., are equally delighted. it's putting a highlight to a silent crisis, as we call it. people don't talk about about toilets. if you think about the fact that 2.4 billion people have bad sanitation, out of those a billion have nothing, something that we take for granted. we go to the toilet and grow up thinking when you have to go, you go. for a billion people worldwide it is not an easy things. they have to either wait until it's late at night - for women and girls - because it's
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embarrassing to go through the day and find a hiding place. they go in rivers and behind bushes. it has profound effects on their dignity and economically. it is costing the world a lot, that people do not have toilets in terms of health costs. it's estimated to be 250 billion equivalent. this is a big crisis, and it's... >> go ahead. >> tell me what dapart of the world is mostly affected by this? >> the part of the world that is most affected in terms of numbers is south asia, there are - india has a large number of people who are currently without toilets, and we are excited about the new government under prime minister modi making this one of the six top priorities, and we are cost that india can push ahead and make sure people do have toilets.
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>> india is leading on this. could that be a good sign for other countries, if india is successful on this. >> i think, indeed, it could. it's interesting to see that some other countries that, say, 10 years ago were a little bit behind were making big progress, including countries like bang la desh, the rate of people -- bangladesh, the rate of people that have no access to toilets. that is something we are looking at, is seeing if we can take clues, to see if other countries can get the numbers down. >> this is an economic issue, a health issue. we touched on this, about the fact that it's a safety issue for women and girls. how bad a problem is this? >> yes, that's an important aspect. this is the area where it is hard to find numbers. a lot of what is happening, in terms of women and girls being
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attacked is not reported. at this point it's hard to pin it down with hard data. i know that the reports are saying that one out of three women are faced with a form of shame, harassment, all the way up to being raped. when they go to the nolle prosequi existing toilets in the dark. she is are not anecdotal numbers, they are big numbers. it's very hard because there's a lot of taboo. people don't talk about it, women don't report it. it's an opportunity to break the silence, talking about the issues, bringing them up, and making shower that there's safety and security for people that have to go to toilet like everyone else every day. >> something basic. all the issues that you have illuminated seems that the world has a sense of urgency about this. do you feel that the world
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community does yet? >> what i see, and i think this is - the recognition of sanitation being a problem increased a lot over the last five years, and i feel that there is the urgency. if you look at governments, and i'm coming back to the government in india, but in other countries, it is coming up to the forefront. i think there's a broader ung so that we have the -- broader uping so that we have -- understanding so that we have the solutions at hand. it's making people aware, and it's not just change at the level of people who don't have toilet, and need to be educated, but it's behavioural change at the level of politicians who are not talking about it. by bringing it up, you already make a statement that this is something we need to deal with globally. and i think putting a lot of effort behind the public campaigns, and the current - the slogan of the world toilet day
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is we can't wait. it's about equity and dignity. i think it will have a profound impact. we'll see an increase in access over the next 10ors. -- 10 years. it's my hope. >> it's our hope. the solution is at hand. >> thank you very much. >> thank you very much for having me tuesday marks the 100th anniversary of a fire that killed seven boys at a florida reform school. they are among a dozen of students who died. it closed three years ago and the abuse investigation and heart ache continues until this day. andy gallagher reports. >> reporter: little remains of this school for boys - a name synonymous with beatings, scprault and murder -- sexual assault and murder. at one time it formed part of the reform schools in the united
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states. throughout decades'-long history, allegations of abuse was common. when anthropologists were allowed on site, discoveries were shocking - the remains of more than 50 children discovered at a cemetery known as boot hill. many were in unmarked grazes. -- graves. so far and three have been identified. those that remember their time offer the best clues. when this facility was open, this is where the boys went to school. question it was deemed they had done something wrong, they were taken to a building deep in the woods known as the white house. there, former pupils allege beatings were handed out. >> i believe in my heart that there are boys they didn't bother with a graveyard and have thrown them in a pit and covered them up. >> reporter: robert was sent to the school in 1963 for running away from home. he said he was beaten by one
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member of staff in particularly. he spent years campaigning. >> when i got out. i was 14, i could end up back there. i didn't say anything to anyone - not my parents or anything. i had 40 years of nightmares of a man sitting on the edge of my bed, and a hand grasping me by the arm. >> the school was closed in 2011, shortly before the justice department released a damning report. it had been in operation for more than 100 years. criminal charges are not likely to be filed. professor who has been leading the research says surviving members want recognise of what happened. >> there's value in understanding the truth and bringing to light all the facts. that's what they want. we want it acknowledged. >> it's hoped the bodies discovered here will be
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identified. for those that survived and those that perished an apology has not been issued. coming up, it was supposed to be a bold new airliner, boeing's dreams for the 787 have not come true. and we'll tell you how a new strain of wheat developed in mexico may help to feed hundreds of starving people around the world.
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the united nations says hunger kills more people every year than aides, malaria and tuberculosis. one in every nine people does not have enough to eat. adam raney introduces us to a scientist in mexico who is trying to boost world food production. >> this man grew up in poverty on a farm, growing corn, rice and wheat. the crop which he devoted his working life. he developed more than 480 varieties of wheat that have boosted world protection of this
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staple crop by an estimated 200 million tonnes, and helped him to win the world food prize much the challenge now is to keep an increasing population fed on a planet with a rapidly changing climate. to do that, it's vital small-scale farmers are given access. >> they don't need the tracts. they can use seed. >> once a new seed is discovered, some of his colleagues meet farmers and train them to exploit the varieties as best they cap. >> you can have the best seats, but if you don't have a farmer that knows how to comply it, putting it into a working system, you'll never get the best out of that. >> much was conducted here.
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>> scientists following in his footsteps worked on developing new varieties. >> a breakthrough has been the development of wheat. now the challenge is greater - to produce wheat that can withstand extreme weather. >> a change that the world is ready to take on. >> it's called the dream liner, the problem for boeing 787 passenger jet has been more like a nightmare for the company and customers. unveiled years ago, it was delayed. last year it was grouped because of safety -- grounded because of safety concern. it was so strong that many boeing workers said they'd never fly on a dream liner. we investigate. >> reporter: this is a boeing factory in south carolina.
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workers in charleston are assembling the flagship product, the 787 dream liner. this footage reveals some have little faith in the plane they built. would you fly in one? >> no. >> reporter: you won't fly in one? >> no. >> reporter: would you fly in one of these planes? >> no, not really. >> reporter: of 15 workers asked randomly, 10 said they would not fly on the dream liner. >> reporter: an employee captured the footage, to see he had serious concerns about what he was seeing. at his request we changed his with all the problems reported on the 787, 90% are swept away, hushed up. it's an iceberg. >> reporter: in another meeting the source told us workers are often underskilled, uncaring and
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in some cases on drugs. >> i have seen a lot of things that should not go on in an airplane plant. people talking about doing drugs, looking for drugs. . >> over the course of a year, al jazeera's investigative unit spoke with a number of former boeing engineers and machinists who have little faith in the dreamliner. one shared documents from 2010, showing boeing losening itsen quality requirements. in one memo managers tell engineers schedule may require deviations to boeing's preferred process. the company denies it weakens quality control. the document alarmed the former
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president of boeing's engineer union. itself an engineer for 32 years. >> they are short changing the engineering process to meet a schedule. they are not allowing quality control to do their job. >> how does that make you feel as a flyer? >> yes, yes, flying - i've been avoiding flying on a 787. i would definitely avoid flying on a 787 after seeing this. >> reporter: boeing says it does not authorise parts that don't meet requirements and drug tests. >> the number one focus at boeing is ensuring the safe air worthiness of an aeroplane, the integrity and the quality. >> the company denies it compromises safety for quality
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be sure to catch al jazeera "investigates broken dreams", on tuesday. it may be a recognisable hat in the world. after today's auction, easily one of the most extensive in the world. >> that story next on al jazeera america.
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van go's work usually hangs on walls. one person made a bike path out of it, thousands of light recreate vincent van gogh's starry nights. designed by dan rows guard, it kicks off a year of cultural event honouring the 100nth anrersry of the artist's death. $2.4 million was spent for a hat. it's not any hat, it was warn in battle by napoleon bona part.
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we have this report >> reporter: knapp olian bona -- napoleon bona part was a great general. he concurred much of europe and did so wearing one of these, his famous hat. it was sold outside paris to a sean collector for $2.2 million. four times more than the estimate. the black felt is a little weathered by age and use. no one wore the hat since the vet received it. >> we know that there are few of napoleon's hats left. it's approximately 120 of them today. 17 of those are in museums. this is you meek. it's completely symbolic. snow it's part of a napoleonic collection belonging to monaco's royal family, they are having a clean out, and wanted to make
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sure the its didn't stay locked behind closed doors. >> he understood at that time that the symbol was powerful, and under butter fields his enemies called him the bat, because he has that silhouette, you know, with the hat. which was the only hat to be worn on that side. at that time the vision was to wear the hats. he wore the hats, and it was unique to have the look. the collection contains dozens of treasures owned by napoleon. many ceremonial. others, like the hat were saved from the heat of battle. it will make millions for the grin aldy family and proves a lasting fascination for france's controversial emperor tomorrow, the world gets a
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chance to purchase the new version of the band-aid system "do they know it's christmas." bono and others gathered at a studio in london to record the song. proceeds will go towards the fight against ebola. the first recording in 1984 raised money to relieve the famine in ethiopia. it has been recorded several times for various causes. a few weeks ago a group of african musicians released a song called "africa stop ebola", we leave you with that song now.
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[ singing ] do you want bankers to go to gaol over selling toxic mortgages that led to the financial crazies. i spoke to a woman about criminal fraud at jpmorgan. she tried to warn the bank that mortgages bundled into securities were toxic. no one listened. wait till you hear her tale. plus, why hitting the road in an r.v. could be the new normal in america. i introduce you to older americans still lacking for twork survive. i'm ali velshi,


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