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the news has become this thing where you talk to experts about people, and al jazeera has really tried to talk to people, about their stories. we are not meant to be your first choice for entertainment. we are ment to be your first choice for the news. >> breaking news overnight, israel police say a palestinian woman was shot after trying to stab a soldier in the west bank. we're live on the ground with how an innocent bystander has been injured. >> president obama holding a white house meeting on lessons from ferguson, civil rights leaders and law officials will discussion building trust. this as protests continue in the wake of officer darren wilson's resignation. >> violent battles in the
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streets of hong kong after demonstrators retake the streets, forcing government office to say shut down. what the security chief is saying about police tactics. >> an emotional reunion between a mother and her son, his father faces charges accused which keeping the boy prisoner in a week restroom. >> we begin with breaking news out of the west bank. a palestinian woman approached an israel soldier and tried to stab him. she failed by a bystander was injured. >> this happened at a busy crossing point. the alleged attacker was shot. she is now in a hospital. there are reports that israeli forces have now raided the town where this happened. what can you tell us?
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>> here in the occupied west bank, security forces have raided that village. there is a heavy security presence there. the army arrested this woman's father. we don't know the reason, but this is the latest that we know. >> what can you tell us about the alleged attackers condition, this woman? >> this woman is a 23-year-old woman from that village near bethlehem in the west bank. she was critically injured. we understand from sources who were at the scene that she was shot four times. she's being treated in a hospital in jerusalem, went, and her condition critical. according to palestinian medical sources who were close to that junction where the incident happened, they saw her moving after she was shot, but they were banned by the israeli security forces from trying to
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approach her and give her treatment. >> before you go, any response for leader ship so far as to this latest incident? >> in the last month or so, israelis and palestinians have been blaming each other for the spike in violence and the recent wave of attacks by palestinians and israelis against each other. this was all sparked by what palestinians describe as israeli violations at the mosque. there has been a wave of violence in jerusalem and other parts in northern israeli and there has certainly been a spill overin the west bank, because palestinians here feel strongly about jerusalem and are very attached to the mosque. we've seen the spillover here. on november 16 there was a similar incident, a palestinian man stabbed an israeli woman. she died, he was shot by israeli security forces.
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he wasn't killed but faces trial. the israeli security forces have also imposed that very heavy crackdown here in the west bank, four palestinians were killed by security forces, just in the last month alone, 50 from the beginning of the year, double the number of palestinians killed in the west bank in 2013, so certainly, very high tensions here and a clear spillover in the west bank, because there are a lot of israeli settlers who live in illegal settlement blocks in the west bang and high tensions and settlements felt by palestinians about what's happening in the compound in jerusalem. >> high tensions indeed. thank you very much. >> leaders in ferguson, missouri are taking new steps to how many the city, but anger over a grand jury's decision to clear darren wilson in the death of michael brown still felt nationwide. in washington, d.c., protestors shut down a freeway sunday and walk outs are scheduled at
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schools and businesses across the country. president obama will meet to talk with officials about michael brown's death and the issues it raises. we are hearing to new message from that city's mayor. good morning. >> good morning. the mayor's message over the weekend has been that we have listened and we are committed to making changes. one of the big criticisms has been about the police department and the factual that while this is a largely african-american community, there are only a few african-american officers on the police force. the mayor yesterday announced some new initiatives to change that. also during a news conference, offering new information about the resignation of officer darren wilson. >> one day after darren wilson announced his resignation from the ferguson police department, the city's mayor said he was not forced out. >> i think it's best at this point we continue to move on as a community. officer wilson and his family have moved on and at this point, the city of ferguson is looking
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to again talk about how we can bring this community together. >> as michael brown's parents came to church in st. louis in the place their son's funeral was held, reverend al sharpton said officer wilson stepping down offers little comfort. >> the family remains with open wounds. just quitting your job or taking your job was not the objective. it was not about darren wilson's job, it was about michael brown's justice. >> they hope the resignation will change the tone of some protests in the city, which have included about 100 demonstrators clashing with police and a handful of arrests in the past two nights. >> several rams flares came on the field with their hands up, a gesture that has become a symbol of the protest in ferguson.
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the mayor is concerned with addressing the concerns. >> the city has been responsive, has listened. >> starting with the makeup of the police force. he announced the city is creating new police academy scholarships and recruiting more minorities to the police department. he said wilson will receive no severance pay. his resignation begins immediately. city leaders hope the city can begin to heal. >> there are a number of protests planned and some underway. there is a walkout at 12:01, the town michael brown was shot, at a number of colleges here. many plan to walk out in protest. it's been planned more on social media. over the weekend, we saw the naacp leave the ferguson area, taking a seven day, 120-mile journey to jefferson city, missouri and plan to rally and meet there with a list of
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changes they'd like to see. >> the new ferguson commission will be meeting for the first time. what are that group's goals? >> you might remember that's the group that was appointed by governor jay nixon, 16 members of the community, police officers, activists, young people, lawyers, really people across the community and they are tasked with digging deep into social and economic issues highlighted by the death of michael brown. we're talking about education, poverty, and of course the relationship that some of these law enforcement officers have with the community. they'll also have a public hearing portion in their meeting today, so you can expect a lot of people from the community will be coming with suggestions and hopefully finding solutions. >> ok, jonathan martin for us in st. louis, thank you. del. >> let's go live to libby casey also in washington, d.c. this morning, the president holding meetings today on ferguson. what's on the agenda? >> there have been calls by civil rights leaders that the president should go to ferguson, but he's bringing the broader
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conversation to the white house. he'll meet with his cabinet this afternoon to talk about the federal programs that funnel military equipment to local police forces. he'll also immediate with yuck community activists, civil rights leaders, elected officials and representatives of law enforcement to talk about building trust and as the white house puts it, strengthening neighborhoods. >> another store out of washington, an american couple in qatar aquid in the affect of their daughter facing more hurtments as they try to leave the country. >> this u.s. couple is not being allowed to return to the united states, a situation they describe as a nightmare. >> a los angeles couple remains stuck in qatar this morning, less than one day after a court there cleared them of starving to death their adopted 8-year-old daughter. they left a courthouse after an appeals judge said they were
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good parents and the prosecution had no case. >> what are you looking for to the most about going back to america? >> seeing our kids. >> we're so excited to be able to see our son. >> the couple's two other adopted children are staying with relatives in the u.s. the wong's joy turned to disappointment at the airport, authorities seized their passports and barred them from leaving the country. they released this statement: >> in a statement sunday, secretary of state john kerry said: >> the couple's 8-year-old daughter, gloria seen in this video died unexpectedly in
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january, 2013. the next day they were arrested, with prosecutors arguing the couple had killed her by denying her food. they say their daughter suffered from a serious eating disorder. they were sentenced to three years in jail after being convicted of child endangerment and spent months imprisoned. in october, matthew wong criticized the process. >> we continue to be trapped and we feel there's no end to this, to this court. this court that we believed is a sham. >> after winning in court, the california couple want to go home and spend time with their sons and grieve the death of their daughter. >> matthew wong and his family were in qatar because he was employed working on the massive infrastructure build up leading up to the 2022 world cup. they have highlighted cultural differences about race in qatar. >> in the meantime we were saying what a cute little girl.
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aljazeera america is funded by qatari interests but maintains complete editorial control. >> reports that an american oil worker has been killed in egypt, a group allied with size as i will is making that claim, tweeting about it overnight. the u.s. embassy declined comment. the adjustment led coalition carried out 30 airstrikes in syria against isil over the weekend. >> a new government investigation reveals false names on payrolls, the u.s. spending training and equipping the iraqi military, asking for a billion more to fight isil. the prime minister is expected to uncover more of those ghost soldiers. >> a crowded market has left at least five dead as explosions and gunfire are rattling a northern city. officials believe the around men behind the attack are boko haram
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fighters. >> tensions ramping up in hong kong. >> riot police clashing with protestors as protests reignite over the weekend. >> the security chief is speaking out. >> he is defending police actions to clear the streets in the heart of hong kong. it comes after authorities cleared out the epicenter of the protest. over the weekend, calls for democracy couldn't be silenced. >> chaos in hong kong, police in riot gear pushing back a mob. it was the second time that scene unfolded on monday. pro democracy demonstrators repeatedly tried to surround government headquarters. an earlier advance dispersed the crowd but they soon returned. security police defended the actions of his officers. >> the police after repeated warnings have to take actions.
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they have no choice, because it is their duty to restore law and order. >> a few hours later, arguments between young people and the police turned into another violent clash as protestors stormed a shopping mall. one student tried to diffuse the situation with a megaphone, calling on protestors to fall back. at one point, a fire broke out at the headquarter of the people's liberation army. it started in a kitchen exhaust vent though demonstrators think it may have been deliberately set. thousands have been camped out demanding a plan be scrapped to use a panel of beijing-friendly elite to screen candidates for hong kong elections. last week, police used aggressive tactics to clear the crowded district. over the weekend, many demonstrators returned with a vengeance.
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>> those rallies forcedhe temporary closure of hong kong government headquarters, the city leader warning police will take action, suggesting that patience may have finally run out. at least 40 were arrested. >> thank you. >> a suicide talk leaving at least nine dead in afghanistan. this time in the northern part of the country. the bomber blew himself up at a funeral of a tribal elder. two police were killed. it's still unclear who was responsible. >> increasing violence prompting kabul's police chief to resign overnight after the new president fired the entire cabinet. he had until november to form a new one but failed to do so because of internal agreements, saying there will be a new cabinet in weeks. >> this morning, russia's president is paying a visit to turkey. we have a live look at the turkish capitol. you can see vladimir putin's procession going do you know main street. he will meet with the president.
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the two are working to strengthen economic ties. russia provides a majority of turkey's gas. turkey is looking for lower prices, russia wants to export more. >> a 13-year-old boy is back with his mother, comes back four years after he vanished. police found him at his father's home in atlanta hidden behind a fake wall. it was lind a linen closet above the courage. he disappeared in swobbing 10 after visiting that house. he and his stepmother were taking care of him and he was in good health. >> we opened the compartment where he was and i saw him and asked him to come forward and he was frozen with fear. >> the father and stepmother arrested with three other juveniles inside the home. we'll talk to an attorney about this case coming up and have much more on how police were led to the house. >> a cold front is sweeping the country, dropping temperatures 20 degrees overnight. >> it is going to be frigid.
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let's turn to nicole mitchell, some parents of the country bone-chilling cold. >> if you right hand had the front come through, those temperatures will drop 20 degrees for tomorrow. some places have dropped more than that. tulsa feels like nine. yesterday morning, was in the 60's, so that is not a pleasant turnaround, the rest of the country, minneapolis, far go, places seeing wind gusts in the teens and 20-mile an hour range. in the 20 below range is what it feels like on your skin, the more important factor. tulsa, temperatures have dropped, just the air temperature 29 has dropped significantly since yesterday. a big high pressure area funneling cold air in from canada. that will continue to push through the country. the eastern seaboard all the way through the south that hasn't
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seen it yet will see the big drop tomorrow. the one place not getting it is the extreme southeast. today's temperature, chicago at 22. houston at 74 and new york at 59, those temperatures dropped significantly as we get into the day tomorrow. if you haven't gotten it yet, it is on the way. >> would you say that is ice fishing weather now? >> minnesota does like it the best. >> egypt president will not seek more charges against mubarak. >> what that decision now means for egypt's legal system. >> the supreme court hearing a case today affecting how you can post on the internet. >> 50,000,000,900 mommy is the big number of the day. >> it is a disappointment for some of the nation's retailers.
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>> $50,900,000,000 is how much americans spent in stores over the weekend. >> it wasn't great for retailers. more shopped earlier in the week or whited for bigger discounts. black friday sales down 11% this year. >> 133 million people went shopping over the weekend, also down from last year. as for cyber monday, americans are expected to spend $2.5 billion on line. >> days after an egyptian judge dismissed charges against mubarak, his successor is on trial, including inciting the death of protestors. they are accused of espionage and fraud. a death sentence is expected for 500 descriptions arrested during a military crackdown last year.
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>> thank you very much for being with us. does the court's decision signal that what we knew as the arab egypt has gone full signal? >> one of the signals was going to be an independent judiciary. it's clear that is not what's going on, both with the dropping of the charges against mubarak and mass trials. they are shameful trials against journalists, including from this program. >> you think the court system
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egypt is rigged. >> i'm not saying it's rigged, but it certainly teams politics is playing a role and it's not even necessarily from the presidency down, but does seem that judges are influenced by what the popular sentiment is and that's not the role of an independent judiciary. >> i want to go back to the decision with hosni mubarak. >> it sense a clear signal to the families of the people who died in the streets. people who sacrificed so much, right now, they are given a false choice between stability and rolling back all the changes we saw from 2011 on. >> are we just missing something? hosni mubarak was in poor health. >> i think his health could be a
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factor in perhaps sentencing, but not in the decision to drop the charges themselves, which alleges the charges were dropped against his interior minister and against his entire family, so the fact that these were dropped was on a kind of technicality that the court had rejected the first time that he was brought on the very same charges, so i don't think his health had to do with the dropping of the charges this round. >> if you are an outsider and watched the arab spring with optimism and now seeing this with piss mix, what's next for jerusalem? >> the people right now, this is a poor country of 85 million people. the economy went into a tail spin after 2011. so many egyptian people cannot afford politics. we really have to see if all of
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the people move forward. the protests which brought all of the change in the first place is against the law. we have producers of the egyptian film nominated for an oscar. >> the rose wood. >> no, no. >> the other one, i know what you're talking about, the scare. >> she's in prison right now. enology the judiciary will put you in prison. all the freedoms are at stake egypt. >> thank you for being with us. >> the parents of our colleague egypt today visited him for his birthday. they are now been held for a
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year, accused of aiding the muslim brotherhood and spreading false news. august has rejected the charges and continue to demand their immediate release. >> a 74-year-old former president will return to power in uruguay. he had been president from 2005-2010 and replaces a fellow party member. uruguay will create the first worldwide state run marijuana marketplace. >> >> internet free speech will be argued before the supreme court today about facebook posts and a man threatening his wife. he said they were rap lyrics.
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the government and jury disagree. >> crews in california cleaning after a rock slide, rocks tumbled on to the pacific coast highway in malibu, along with the rocks came a lot of mud. a dozen cars got caught up in that mess. >> california is bracing for more rain. >> nicole mitchell is back with what that could actually be a problem for some of the drought stricken areas there. >> widespread, this is a huge boon to the state, which is under extreme drought conditions, a lot of state under exceptional, the highest category, but this is the system we're watching come in. we already had a band headed over the weekend and now are going oh to see this next system. you can see that spill. that will bring widespread one to two inches and isolated spots closer to the coastline portion of the mountains where that rain can pile up, some places, two, three, four inches, but that can
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lend to land slides and mudslides. especially in those burn areas, you need to watch for that where the rain doesn't rain as well. >> at least some parts of the state are getting relief. >> massive walkouts are are planned across the country today, marking the exact time michael brown was shot and killed in ferguson, missouri. >> that despite new steps to promote healing. an attorney joins us to talk about what's being done and the reaction to the resignation of police officer darren wilson. >> pope francis reaching out to muslims around the world to bridge the divide between christians and mutt limbs. >> the reason for a mass wedding in brazil. >> girl scout cookies, the new way to get your hands on those sweet treats, one of the stories caught in our global net.
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>> looking live at hong kong, it was a much different scene earlier today with violent protests. more on that just ahead. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. ahead in this next half hour, it is world aids day. we'll look at the concerns that life saving drugs could be making the virus harder to treat. >> journey to the red planet, hurdles in trying to get astronauts there. >> ray rice's wife is speaking out, what she is saying about his appeal and plans to return to the nfl. >> first a look at hour latest headlines this morning. as you just saw, pro democracy protestors back on the streets of hong kong this morning, despite police efforts to push them out. things got very heated, both sides facing off overnight. government offices were forced to close today, as were several businesses. >> an american couple is stuck at an airport in qatar this morning, acquitted in the death of their adopted daughter.
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officials confiscated their passports when they tried to leave the country. the u.s. is deeply concern about the delays. >> officials in ferguson are taking steps to promote healing in the city. demonstrators plan to walk out of schools and businesses nationwide. the hands up-walk out protest will take place at 12:01 central time, the time darren wilson was shot by officer darren wilson. justin joins us, he is close to the family of michael brown. jesse jackson called this resignation a step in the right direction. what's your comment on wilson's resignation? >> to me, it means nothing. darren wilson received nearly $500,000 raised for him on line. there were reports he received almost a similar amount from his
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interview on abc sob so he's a millionaire now. >> he denies that he was paid for that abc interview. let's listen to more of the local reaction to the resignation news. >> at this point, everybody's going to be upset anybody and feel the way they feel. i'm upset, i have a 16-year-old son. it could have been him. i feel that he was absolutely in the wrong. >> there's still such a large grudge against him. unfortunately, people can't come to grips with the facts of the evidence of the case. >> some now say that the reaction to darren wilson's fatal shooting is less about the facts and more about identity politics and whether a person resist more to brown or officer wilson. do you agree with that? >> no, i don't. i think it's about accountability. i think what people around the country and world have seen is that police officers have
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impunity when it comes to the killing of black youth, so i think what people are really looking for is some sort of situation where it costs them something to engage in the taking of a life. whenever you take somebody's life, somebody should have to answer for for that. >> who should have to answer for that at this point. do you think that the justice department investigation pursuing possible civil rights charges, will that be enough? >> well, you know, i definitely support adjusts department investigation. what we've seen unfortunately is that there's a high burden for civil rights charges on the federal level. you have to prove intent, so again, when i went to the u.n. with michael brown's family a couple of weeks ago, the u.n. acknowledged that the burden is very high for these sorts of justice department investigations and federal charges, so it really makes it difficult to find accountability through that avenue. >> sounds like you don't have a lot of hope in that. some say what happened to
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michael brown and other unnamed black men killed by authorities stems from deep racial biases. what do you think can be done to address those deeper issues? >> again, i think we're talking about a deep wound. i think they're right that they come from deep racial biases, you can't change a culture overnight. the only way, i believe to create a sea change is to find a mechanism for accountability. again, it has to cost something, so whether it is some sort of financial penalty on the police department when there's a pattern and practice of racial bias and discrimination, whether it is -- one idea i have is personal liability insurance where there's some sort of financial consequence for the individual officer. i think there has to be some sort of financial hook that will actually cause folks to change their behavior before the culture change takes place. it's very difficult to change a culture. >> interesting ideas. justin, thank you again for your
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time, sir. >> all right, thanks. >> the anger is still out there, traffic brought to a halt on a busy highway in washington, d.c. about 30 of them standing shoulder to shoulder and interstate 395, then some laid on the highway. police stopped traffic in both directions as they cleared the protestors away. eight were arrested. >> remembering a 12-year-old shot and killed by cleveland police. a wake was held for him sunday. demonstrators and the boy's family demanding answers. a surveillance video showed him lifting a pell lit gun before a rookie police officer shot him. >> also in cleveland, a group of white and hispanic officers are suing the city. they say the police department treats non-black officers involved in shootings more harshly than black officers. they were involved in a 2012 police chase that ended with two people dead. the officers claimed they were unfairly reprimanded because of their race. >> jury selection begins today
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in the case of amon stan in a man accused of killing a german exchange student, luring him into their garage by leaving a purse out in the open. they argue that he was a burglar and they were protecting the home. >> an ohio state football player's body found near his apartment. >> this is certainly not the first time we've heard about these suspicions. >> police say the evidence at the scene, as well as his actions leading up to his disappearance both point to suicide. in a last text mental to his mother, he pointed to his history of concussions as the personal demon that was pushing him over the edge. >> shock and sorrow at a vigil
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on the campus of ohio state university after the death of senior football player. a five day search for him ended with a tip to close sunday afternoon. >> the female and her son were in the area, going through the dumpsters looking for items when they came across a male. >> investigators say tattoos confirmed the body was the football player. >> he died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. we have recovered a firearm at the scene. >> sunday's discovery confirmed the worst fears after he left his apartment last wednesday, telling roommates he was going for a walk. loved ones became concerned when he missed football practice later that day and spent thanksgiving with his family. he's never miss add practice, he's never missed anything really. >> on campus and around his apartment, flyers were passed out. former players offered a $1,000 reward for information and the school asked for help finding
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him president buckeyes home finale saturday. now that he's gone, the question turns to why. his mother told police about a text she received that said i am sorry if i'm an embarrassment, but these concussions have my head all [bleep] up. he wrestled for three years at ohio state before walking on this year are to the football team. his mother told police her son had suffered several con can you goes as well as bouts of disorientation. other football players have committed suicide after concussion. >> the worst thing is to have another concussion while recovering from a first one. >> those who new him, the worst thing is losing a friend. >> it will take an autopsy to see if he suffered from the brain disease that has afflicted many football players who suffered repeated concussions.
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>> the world health organization this morning struggling to meet its goals to curb the ebola outbreak. they want to safely bury victims by december 1, but only guinea succeeded. the world health organization said close to 7,000 people have died from the rye of us and the head of the ebola spans mission said there is a hike risk the virus could spread to other parts of the world. >> farc has freed a general it captured two weeks ago, the colombian president confirming the release in a message on twitter. also released, an army captain and an attorney. the three are in good condition. the capture ended peace talks between the government and the group. >> representatives from 190 countries in peru today talking about climate change. negotiators at the u.n. climate conference ever to come up with a binding agreement on reducing
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carbon dioxide emissions. the u.s. and china recently pledge that had they would try to do so. >> today is world aids day and a leading group said we finally reached a tipping point in tackling the disease. >> for millions with hiver, anti viral drug cocktails have been life savers. there are now concerns those drugs might be helping the virus mutate. >> the hospital in milan is front lines in the battle against h.i.v. aids, a busy place for the recently diagnosed and long time patients here for anti viral drugs. >> the first time they told me i had to take four different kind of pills, i was really scared because everyone knows that they bring a lot of problems. >> the drugs are chosen from 27 possible medications, typically a cocktail of three or more is given in a single dose. they're designed to suppress the virus in the body and often make
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transmission more difficult. >> an american physician among the first to discover the virus in the 1980's worries that the drugs may be inviting disaster. he believes that the unchecked use of anti retro viral drugs may help it mutate into a more resistant form, one that we cannot treat. >> i am quite concerned that if we continue to advocate the use of the drugs in this country or europe where they have the funds to do it, we may be breeding the eventual emergence of a multi-resistant virus that can come back and haunt us. >> resistance develops when patients have too little of a drug in their body, or only a single kind. they are given in cocktails of three or more. motor cocktails remain effective. >> in combination, these drugs
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maintain efficacy. we're a long way offer from this becoming significantly more difficult to treat. >> the c.d.c. reports that now only three in 10 h.i.v. positive americans has the virus under control. in milan, the doctors say developing new drugs is a bleak idea. >> the pipelines are pretty dry. also the targets are different. >> at the moment, these drugs are working, hopefully. i am afraid of the future, that someday maybe they will stop work or they will bring they other problems, or, you know, future is the thing that most scare me now. >> for the moment, the strategy is to medicate at many people as early in their infections as possible, essentially holding the virus off until someone
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finds a way to eradicate it. that approach comes with risks, because rad occasion i guess something experts increasingly believe we are unlikely to see for decades. aljazeera, san francisco. >> >> every day worldwide, 650 babies are born with h.i.v. >> pope that france is urging muslim leaders to condemn violent acts carried out in the name of islam. he said it is a harm physical stereotype that links islam to terrorism. >> when one sees terrorist acts, not only in this region, but also in africa, there is this reaction, if this is islam, i am going to get angry and so many islamic people are angry saying the koran is a book of peace. that is not islam. >> during his three day visit to turkey, the pope signed a joint declaration with the leader of the orthodox christians there.
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together calling for an end to the percent excuse of christians in the in the middle east. >> other stories caught in our global net. a speedish department store pledging to take toys off its shelves. miniature soldiers seem to be wearing nazi uniform and smiling. as i am bottoms include swastikas and eagles. the store manager said this is not something we want to promote. >> wonder how they got there in the first place. >> a lot of people making hey about the never ending pasta gardens at olive garden. one man goes to the restaurant and takes the leftovers to the homeless in his hometown of ogden, utah. he used his pass we know 25 times over seven weeks. he says that one day, he did it nine times. his family calls it can dom acts of pasta. >> he's hardly eaten any of it himself. >> oliver garden is getting
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publicity, as well. all's well that ends well. >> girl scouts launching their on line sales portal, "the new york times" saying that means the girls can accept credit cards for the cookies and ship anywhere in the country. each scout would get her own private website and email to potential customers. the idea is that she would build a client base. this kind of makes me miss the days. >> standing outside. >> the door to door thing and then of course, you have to worry about all the spam you're going to get from them. >> as far as emails, just send them to me. >> a boy found hiding in a compartment inside his father's home after missing four years. >> we'll talk about why the child was never officially reported missing. >> horse drawn carriages are a favorite attraction here in new york city. wipe the city's mayor is looking to end these rides and the uphill batting he faces. >> the impact playing football can have on teenagers is were
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you ever today's discoveries.
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>> researchers looked at 27 teenage football players. all wore helmets. >> they found changes even when the players didn't ever concussions. researchers look into whether those changes can be reversed. >> parents put their children at risk tucking them into bed. half of all infants sleep with too much bedding and it could suffocate them. it's unsafe to leave a child alone with plush pillows and
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soft bedding, it increases the chances of dozen infant death syndrome he. >> a man and his family are accused of keeping a 13-year-old hidden inside his home. they kept the boy behind a false wall. he went missing four years ago. now he's back with his mother and a lot of people are asking why no one found him sooner. a criminal defense attorney joins us from washington, d.c., peter odum. a lot of people are asking how can a child go missing four years without filing a police report. is thireport. we have lost audio. we are going to reset. as soon as we get him back,
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we'll bring him back. >> a part of iconic new york city could be going away. new legislation is set to ban carriage horses. those horses have carried people through central park for generations. drivers insist they take good care of their horses. drivers would have until 2015 to find new jobs under the proposal. >> a lava flow in hawaii is now advancing at 275 yards a day. it's burned one home and scorched fields. officials say there is still a few breakout flows but no immediate threat to residents. >> hurricane season is now officially over. nicole mitchell joins us now with an analysis of the year's tropical activity. good morning. >> i can almost just say it was quiet, back to you, but we'll get more in department than that. this was a pretty calm season, this was the original names and we only made it animes i eight n
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to man in a before moving along. the storms that were out there did become intense, about 75% versus usually that being 50%. the other thing noteworthy with all of that is only one glanced by the united states, hitting you the outer banks of north carolina, so we didn't feel a lot of impacts of those storms. the eastern pacific was more active, they had 22 storms, some moved to the united states. >> i remember a couple of those in hawaii. i think you just jinxed us for the next hurricane season. >> that's not until next year, so we've got a while. >> sending astronauts to mars is the stuff of science fiction but soon could become a reality. >> it won't be easy. >> in the first space race, landing a man on the moon was a goal, fulfilled in july of 1969
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by kneel armstrong. >> that's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. >> while the apollo missions proved our ability to overcome technical hurdles, going to mars is far more challenging. going to the moon takes three days. going to mars takes months. that's a lot of food and water that will have to be hauled along. once we get there, the real difficulties begin. >> without protective suits, we'd die within minutes on the surface of mars. the atmosphere is very thin, only a tiny fraction of what we need to survive. >> what atmosphere there is on mars is poisonous, 95% carbon dikes side. the snow that falls is actually dioxide. it is cold, averaging minus 80 degrees fahrenheit. the winds are fierce, enormous dust storms can blanket the entire planet for months. the thin atmosphere and lack of
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a magnetic field means there is little protection against radiation. >> all of wimp begs the question, why send humans when robots can explore without risks? >> the role that mars has in our future is as a potential place to expand human civilization. >> there is certainly plenty to see. mars is only half the size of earth. with no oceans, it has the same amount of land area. the martian day lasts 24.5 hours and the year 867 days. the tallest mountain rises three times the size of mount everest. a system of valleys in some places runs six miles deep and extends 2,500 miles, the distance between philadelphia and san diego.
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>> the mars one project hopes to land humans on mars by 2018 and hope for a permanent settlement by 2026. >> we have established permanent communications with peter odum in washington, d.c., thanks for being with us and for sticking around while we worked out the bugs. a lot of people in that case in georgia are wondering how can a child go missing for four years without anyone filing a police report and nobody noticing that there's something wrong. >> first of all, the mother of the child is from a foreign country. it hasn't been reported what country yet and she didn't know to report this to the police. she did report it to child protection authorities. there was an official report when the kid went missing, as to why this kid was able to remaining for four years, the father took very great pains to make sure no one found him.
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he was found behind a hidden false wall inside the home in georgia. >> the neighbor say kids played with the boy outside the home. why would the family let him go outside if they thought they were doing something wrong? >> well, you know, this is pretty common. remember, this with the casey dugard case, she was given a great deal of freedom, too. sometimes kids are just intimidated into staying put. it is clear this kid was being held without his will. you know, pardon me, against his will. we know that the father was being investigated for physically abusing this child, so this is a true abduction, even though the kid might have had some freedoms. >> so far, authorities say there don't seem to be signs of physical abuse. what type of case can they make against the father and the stepmother in this case? >> well, first of all, the father can have civil and criminal penalties. he can be arrested for abducting
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his child. he can be arrested for holding his child against his will. he actually has been arrested for giving false reports to the police. the stepmother can be arrested criminally and has been arrested for lying to the police, and as a party to the crime of keeping the child captive. these are pretty serious felony charges they face. of course they are both held without bond in a clayton county jail. >> what do you look for are if you're a neighbor that something may be weird. >> you talk total kids, ask them how things are going and if you see anything strange, you report it, you don't keep it to yourself. >> criminal defense attorney, again, thank you for hanging in there today, joining us from washington, d.c. >> a man threatens to kill his wife in an on line post.
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former fbi special agent ali soufan. >> if that specific information was shared with to the fbi agent 911 could have been stopped at its early stages. >> the ethics of torture, preventing terrorism and combatting isil. >> islamic state, their strategy differs from al qaeda because for the first time now they are
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controlling land. >> every saturday join us for exclusive, revealing and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time. >> only on al jazeera america. >> a ghost army in iraq, tens of thousands of soldiers on the payroll that don't exist. could u.s. money have helped pay their salaries? >> pro democracy forces fight to retain control of the streets in hong kong. >> found after four years, a mother reunited with her missing son. what was he ding hidden behind a secret wall at his father's house? >> the wife of running back ray
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rice talk about her husband's future after he was cleared to return to the field. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm stephanie sy. corruption in iraq, an iraqi government investigation finds the country has been paying the salaries for 50,000 soldiers who don't exist, costing millions of dollars. >> it's raising new questions about the billions of dollars the u.s. has spent to train and equip iraq's military. the prime minister is promising a crack down. >> at a time when iraq needs its army more than ever, corruption has been revealed on a grand scale. 50,000 soldiers, the equivalent of four full divisions are either not turning up to work or simply don't exist. some officers may be pocketing the money, claiming more soldiers than they have. whatever is going on, iraq's prime minister wants to find out and stop it.
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>> i'm sad that we paid the salaries, as iraq doesn't have the money. >> while our soldiers have been fighting, some have been killed, these receive salaries and are not present on the ground and that has been allowed to happen. >> new army recruits eastern $600 a month. the ghost soldiers could be costing iraq at least $380 million a year. this could be the tip of the iceberg. iraq's army is under scrutiny now more than ever. in june, four army divisions collapsed when they were confronted by fighters from the islamic state of iraq and the levant. corruption was blamed at one reason for the collapse. with isil controlling large parts of northern iraq, the army is under pressure to perform. it needs more money. almost a quarter of iraq's budget next year will go to defense and security, a seven
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fold increase on last year. >> actually, 23 billion u.s. dollars cannot meet the demand. the actual amount needed is much more than this. we need more numbers and military operations. the troops need continuous support. >> the u.s. plans to give iraq $1.6 billion to arm and train soldiers, kurdish peshmerga fighters and tribes. some in washington may be wondering just how wisely that money will be spent. aljazeera. >> corruption and lack of regulation has long plagued america's cricks in iraq. in 2007, a congressional report revealed 200,000 weapons were unaccounted for in iraq. >> an oil worker, american oil worker has been killed egypt. a group with isil ties claims it killed the worker. the u.s. coalition has carried
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out 30 airstrikes. there's been no immediate response from the u.s. military so far. >>ing hong kong, both sides facing off in the most violent confrontations between protestors and police. this has been an intense battle. who has the upper hand? >> a very close look at the scorecard, it is evening here, the speeches have started, part of the evening routine. just behind me, we're expecting to hear hopefully from the students leading this movement just what the next plan is. their current plan, which was to have expanded this protest and paralyze the government surrounding the government headquarters just over my shoulder here simply didn't work. they came out in the thousands,
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but police fought back, pushed them back from the barricades. there is a sense of disappointment here, to say the least at this apparent failure by the students and a sense of elation i would say on the part of the authorities and police in particular that they fought the protestors back. >> if you would remind us, because it seemed peaceful for so long, what is this umbrella revolution about? >> this is the on going problem of hong kong's right to decide who governs them, how much autonomy they can have within china. this is part of china but has its own mini constitution. it has under that constitution, the right to a fair degree of autonomy. the problem has come in deciding how much autonomy they can have within china. china has decided to they should, the system should still give the chinese central government the final say, almost, over the selection of the candidates that the people
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here can decide, so people here say that is just like no other type of democracy anywhere else in the world. it's rewarded as an acceptable kind of democracy, many people here compare it to the way that north korea is run, del. >> ever we seen signs that the government has decided to budge and meet their demands? >> so far, the government that ha taken also a bunker mentality, here, hunker down, try to see this out. they keep on saying that the beijing authorities won't budge. people here, the demonstrators say it's not your position to tell us what beijing say. you are representatives that are meant at a ache our petition to say central government. they seem to be hunkering down. just behind me, if i can ask the cameraman to look up slightly, the christmas appeared here. the position of the government seems to be eventually people will drift away. these christmas lights are a reminder that come december 25, this is going to be a very cold
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and nasty place to be. just after that comes chinese new year. they hope that eventually, people will dissipate from this area, and it will die of its own accord. >> they use those umbrellas to protect themselves from pepper spray. >> many in this country are set to mark the moment michael brown was killed by walking out of schools. >> there is a discussion between civil authorities and religious leaders about moving forward. >> we ask you strengthen the residents of ferguson. >> on this sunday, in this church, where teenager michael brown had his funeral after being killed by a police officer, there was pointed analysis of grand jury testimony
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and vows to fight on. >> michael's arms were up. well usually folks hands were attached to his arms. how can you say his hands weren't up when his arms were up? >> the grand jury testimony has been released. 18 witnesses who expressed an opinion, 16 said michael brown's hands were up. >> there are other questions, too. the decision not to employ the bolstered ranks of the police and national guard to west florissant in ferguson, the small strip of primarily african-american businesses was allowed to burn as more afar fluent areas were aggressively guarded. >> monday night, someone set the church on fire. >> this was one of the targets of arson. it was the church which michael brown's father attended and had been marked for trouble.
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>> who was making the threats? >> no one has taken up the responsibility, but they have been very vulgar. >> what have they been saying? >> i don't know if i can say the word on t.v. >> we'll bleep it. >> [bleep] you're going to die. we'll pet you in a church and set you all on fire. >> services are being held in a tent set up next to the church's burned out shell. whether here in ferguson or the megachurchs on the other side of town, there is one call. >> the fight's not over! justice will come to ferguson! >> on sunday, the mayor of ferguson announced his intention to develop a more diverse force and other changes. >> i have convened a task force made up of residents, businesses and law enforcement. >> it will take more to quell the voices now raised against
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systemic racial injustice in the united states. >> let's go to jonathan martin, who is in st. louis this morning. jonathan, on the federal level, the obama administration is responding to ferguson today with a series of events. what can we expect from president obama and the attorney general eric holder. >> we expect president obama will meet with young civil rights leaders in the oval office today to hear their concerns and later with local politicians from around the country and law enforcement. the theme of these meetings will be centered around police and the way they relate to their communities, the white house saying the events in ferguson have shown a spotlight on the need for stronger relationships between local police and communities. so those meetings are happening today with president obama. also, attorney general eric holder will be having a separate meeting today, community meeting that will take place in atlanta
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at ebeneezer bob activity church. this is a community meeting to discuss race relations and other issues they say have been highlighted, the community says have been highlighted by the death of michael brown, including racial profiling and discrimination. several hundred guests are expected, including the police chief of atlanta and dr. bernice king. >> the grand jury decision in ferguson have sparked nationwide protests, including one that will take place this afternoon, called hands up, walk out. can you tell us how that protest will work? >> this is a protest that really has been spread and seems to have been organized on social media at 12:01 today. the local time here, colleges around the country, we understand in some 30 cities, students ever planned protests to basically walk out at 12:01 with their hands up to show solidarity with ferguson. there is another large protest
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underway, the naacp in the middle of their seven day 120-mile journey to jefferson city to meet with the governor and that's happening at we speak. >> jonathan martin for us in st. louis, thank you. >> those protests over ferguson now extend to the nfl. last night, five members of the st. louis rams coming out with their hands up during pregame introductions, staging the protest without telling the head coach beforehand. st. louis police officers association calling that move offensive and asking the nfl to discipline the players involved. >> a young boy is back with his mother this morning four years after disappearing without a trace. >> police found him behind a wall in his father's house hidden in a closet. he was shaken, but ok. >> there is questions about how this arrest unfolded and what has taken place since he disappeared. >> tears of joy, a mother and son overwhelmed after an
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emotional reunion four years in the making. the florida boy, now 13, vanished after a visit to his father's house near atlanta in 2010. police responded to a welfare check at the father's home late friday night but found nothing. a few hours later, officers returned. while questions everyone inside, the boy got ahold of a cell phone and text's his mother, saying he was hidden behind a fake wall in a linen closet above the garage. >> we opened the compartment where he was, and i saw him and asked him to come forward and he was frozen with fear. >> the boy's father and his stepmother were taken into custody. they appeared in court sunday, charged with false imprisonment, cruelty to children and obstruction of justice. davis is accused of hitting the boy with a stick. she was already on probation for another child cruelty case in 2006. neighbors say the boy was often seen doing heavy yard work, even up on the roof of the home one time but that they never
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suspected anything. >> if there was any issues, i honestly did not -- he didn't show it and maybe he was too scared to say anything, i don't know. >> gosh, it was right under our nose and we could have done something if we'd known, but he was never in distress, it didn't seem like, so we didn't think there was anything wrong. >> three juveniles were arrested at the father's home. it's unclear what they're caused of. police are not sure how the boy got the cell phone, but he managed to download the magic jack app to contact his mother. >> the world health organization admitting it missed a deadline. it wanted to isolate 70% of the sick and safely bury 70% of the victims by december 1. only guinea managed to do that. the death toll nearing 7,000 people. the held of the ebola response mission from the u.n. saying there is a huge risk the virus could spread to other parts of the world. >> a general captured two weeks ago has been released by farc.
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they were thrown to an army base in medellin on sunday. their release is expected to revive peace talks between the government and rebels. the general was the highest-ranking leader kidnapped by the farc rentals in more than 50 years. >> still no sign of the 43 missing mexican students, miss knowing for months. it's reignite the search for thousands of others who have disappeared. >> relatives are coming together to find their loved ones. >> i will not stop searching until i bury you reads the shirts of relatives of those who disappeared in the state of guerrero. they've come to pray at the site of what could be an enormous mass grave in the south skirts of iguala. everyone here thinks they're loved ones are under the fields. >> my son was hard working. i taught him how to work in the
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feeds. he wasn't doing illegal things. >> mexico's drug war that left thousands dead. some were also kidnapped by drug gangs and corrupt policeman. they are often innocent civilians. this mother traveled to attend the service. after years of silence and fear, she said missing people are now being reported. the presumed massacre of 43 students here two months ago brought a national outcry for justice and accountability. >> they won't listen to one person, but we are so many victims now, it's different. >> in two months, authorities have been swamped with new reports of disappearances, some recent and some dating back years. 50d.n.a. samples taken on average every day and 19 mass graves found. there could be hundreds off thousands all over mexico. what the relatives ask for is
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closure, a proper burial for loved ones. >> we've come to iguala's main cemetery, many tell us is too small given the number of people killed or disappeared in this area. that. >> the unidentified bodies are sent to the common grave, but the director has already run out of space. >> look at this, the entire area is full, the tombs go up to the cemetery wall. >> the reason is in these fields. traffickers buried their victims far from their towns and it appears many of the mass graves are in iguala where the mayor was a member of a drug cartel. the people won't wait until authorities exhume the braves grass. they have endured too much suffering and are taking the search effort into their own hands. aljazeera, iguala, mexico. >> latin america is the world's most violent region, four nations including mexico accounted for one in three
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global homicides. >> lawmakers back on capitol hill today now have less than two weeks to agree on a plan to keep the government up and running with money. the deadline is september 11. house speaker john boehner warns his fellow republicans to avoid another shutdown. republicans angry about president obama's executive action on immigration. boehner says a funding fight is not the answer. >> no reports of injuries or damage after sedona, arizona was rattled last night. the 4.7 quake struck before 11:00 p.m. pacific time and felt as far north at flagstaff. >> the warmup is a distant memory as temperatures fall more than 20 degrees in some places. >> good morning, nicole. >> good morning. that's for the people where it's coming. if you've already had it, 20 or 30 degrees is the temperature change over the last 24 hours. clear to see the front, because immediately behind that, chicago down into oklahoma, we're seeing
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20 and 30-degree temperature changes. oklahoma, tulsa was in the 60s, that was a shock to the system dropping to wind chills of minus degrees. temperatures is all because of this high pressure area helping funnel air in from canada and all of that behind a cold front. >> the obama administration stepping into an american couple's fight for freedom after acquitted of charges in qatar. what's being done to bring them home. >> a palestinian woman caused of
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trying to kale soldier. there may be a second stabbing incident. >> surfs up in seattle, the big waivers and other videos captured by citizen journalists around the world.
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>> thousands of russian medical workers taking to the streets of moscow protesting health care reforms proposed there. reports say the changes could lead to job cuts and hospital closures around the country. >> heavy rain slamming southern france leading to widespread flooding. these are some of the roads in the region overwhelmed by the water. five have been killed in the flooding so far. >> wild weather in seattle over the weekend bringing high waves and big winds. this was captured in the western part of the city. western washington hit with several inches of snow. >> an american couple is trying to get back to the u.s. from qatar, acquitted on child in dangerment charges. they are apparently stuck at the airport in doha.
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we are live in washington this morning. what's holding up their return home? >> the couple was able to leave a court in qatar yesterday after an appeals judge cleared them of charges of starving to death their adopted 8-year-old daughter. the judge called them good parents and said the prosecution's case was without merit. when they went to the airport to return home, their passports were confiscated and they were barred from returning home. the couple has appealed to the u.s. for help numerous times, and they are getting some assistance now from secretary of state john kerry. his involvement in this is certainly raising the profile of the case, as well as the diplomatic significance. in a statement yesterday, secretary kerry said i spoke with the foreign minister of qatar and called on the government to plead implement the court's decision and permit their return to the united states without further delay. the family has called the legal process a sham and said they are
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essentially trapped. >> do we know this morning what prompted the judge to overturn the case? >> the judge questioned the forensics and pushed back at prosecution's case point by point, which is an unusual turn in qatar because it's a real push back against authority. the family moved to qatar because he was building up the infrastructure for the world cup in 2022. the family has lee adopted children from africa. the case has highlighted cultural differences surrounding race and adoption in qatar. their 8-year-old daughter grace died of malnutrition in january of 2013. the government accused them of starving her. the family said that she had an illness because an eating disorder because of her early life growing up in ghana. now, they were sentenced at that time to three years in jail and did spent some time in prison,
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but of course this latest court turn has freed them. the question is where can they go. the woes say they are eager to get home and be reunited with the rest of their family. >> what are you looking for to the most about going back to america? >> seeing our kids! >> to see our son. >> they also need to be back with their family, they say to have time to grieve the loss of their child. >> libby, thank you very much. >> an editorial note, aljazeera is funded by qatari interests but we maintain complete editorial control. >> the west bank, clashes have broken out after a palestinian woman attempted to stop an israeli soldier. the alleged tacker was shot. she is now in a hospital. let's go live to ramallah. we understand there that been another incident nearby. what can up tell us about that?
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>> we have initial reports that an israeli secular was found injured in the occupied west bang in what is suspected to be a hit-and-run accident. no further details at this time, but we understand the israeli police are searching that area and have closed off that checkpoint. >> what other type of israeli response are we seeing now in the west bank? >> well obviously in the last month or so, we've seen a spike in violence that broke out first in jerusalem due to what palestinians describe as israeli violations in the mosque, islam's third holiest sites. these revenge attacks started in jerusalem but spilled over into the west bank.
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we have seen a very heavy army crackdown in the west bank, a heavier security presence in that area. the incident with the palestinian woman happened this morning. that is a junction with several settlements in the area. security forces raided the village near bethlehem where this woman is from, searched her home and arrested her father. >> why did they arrest her father? >> we don't have those details yet. we don't know. we just know according to reports from local sources in bethlehem from her hometown, as well as from security sources in israel that they searched the house and took her father and there were some clashes that erupted there when the israeli army employed military enforcement in that village, but no reason given yet for why the father was arrested.
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>> ok. thank you. >> a sigh of relief on the atlantic coast, a 2014 hurricane season that come and gone and only one hurricane, arthur making landfall. it whipped up the banks of north carolina. >> drought stricken california is getting some much-needed rain now. nicole mitchell is here with more. >> good morning. i'll touch on both things. first want to recap the season for us. as we head out, we only in the atlantic got through eight names, the average is 12. we only made it through hanna. the east pacific got all the way to the v. name with 22 storms. 12 is the average. what was interesting is six of those made it hurricane, so 75% what did form was potent and the average on that is about 50%. now a number of the systems that were in the eastern pacific and that season ends today, too, brought moisture into the
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southwest, but not where we needed it in places like california. california from last year at this time to this year at this time went from 0% exceptional drought to 50%. i'll have details on the amount of rain coming up, but this will be a big boon moisture-wise. >> good for them, thank you. >> a new wave of violence in nigeria today, boko haram launching a series of attacks. we have the latest on the ground from this deadly morning there. >> a man threatening to kill his wife on line, the supreme court takes up the issue of free speech on 79 internet. >> we're hearing from the wife of ray rice, we have what janay rice is saying about domestic violence and her husband's possible return to football.
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>> you're looking live at the george washington bridge in new york city, sunrise as people head back to work following the holiday. the usual congestion there. ahead in our next half hour, a natural wonder in peru threatened by the effects of global warming, the toll already seen by residents. >> the girl scouts are jumping into the digital age, the new way to get your cookie fix. >> while ferguson's mayor is calling for healing nationwide, protestors take to the streets, one set for lunch time today. they will walk out of schools and,s across the country as president obama holds a white house meeting on the way forward after that unrest. >> the iraqi government has been paying the salaries of thousands of ghost soldiers, finding 50,000 so far, fake names on the payroll. not clear if any u.s. money was involved, but the u.s. has spend billions training and eye
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equipping iraqi's military. >> violence in hong kong, the most violent confrontations in weeks. government forces closed offices as several businesses closed their doors, as well. >> violence is rattling nigeria this morning, two bombs explodedding in a crowded market in born know state and gunman opening fire in another state, sparking a fierce battle with the military. we are joined live. there have been self attacks across nigeria this morning. bring us up to speed on the latest. >> a very intense morning in northeastern nigeria, two separate attacks in two separate states. both these states have been under emergency law for the past 18 months due to the intense activity by boko haram in those areas. the first attack started in the early hours of this morning, when suspected boko haram fighters apparently tried to
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raid the state capitol, targeting a state university, military and police outposts trying to cut off communications in the area targeting a telecommunications tower. the military has been engaging them. the air force and troops are engaging fighters who attacked the town. the approach is to ensure the civilian population is secured while propelling and apprehending those fighters. a few hours after that, we also had two explosions in a crowded market, a market already attacked one week ago again by female suicide bombers. this attack today once again, the army saying they believe a female suicide bomber was behind it and witnesses believe at least five have been killed. >> why are we seeing this uptick in violence?
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>> yes, if you look at the past 14 days, there's essentially been an attack almost every single day, all of that's attacks blamed on boko haram. boko haram has been leading a campaign against the government, against the people in the northeast for the past five years. this year particularly has been rather transformative. we've seen the group rachet up the pressure, increase the intensity of the attacks like the abductions of the 200 school girls with very large scale bombings. what we can see is the group trying to prove to the government that it can establish its presence in multiple areas, in multiple cities, particularly as the government gears up for a much-anticipated election in the early months of next year. >> got it. live for us with an update in nigeria, thank you. >> this video of two women standing up against sexual harassment exploding on social
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media. the women in india were being harassed by three men on a bus last week, the two college students fighting back, hitting one with a belt. a cell phone captured it on tape. three men were arrested and will be charged tomorrow. no one onboard came to the women's aid. >> a major case before the supreme court today testing free speech in the internet area. a pennsylvania man spending four years behind bars for posting threats on facebook. he said they were rap lyrics, but a jury disagreed. how did this case wind up in front of the justices? >> this is a case at the heart of the constitution, free speech. the court has long held in favor of free speech. what the justice will have to look at is in tent. if someone posts a threat but doesn't intend to carry it out,
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is that protected free speech? >> the supreme court justice are about to hear a case that tests the limits of free speech on the internet. on the docket this morning is the case. four years ago, anthony took to facebook, posting violent lyrics about killing his ex-wife, shooting up a kindergarten class, and attacking an f.b.i. agent. in one post, he wrote this about his estranged spouse. there's one way to love one but a thousand ways to kill. you i'm not going to rest until your body is a mess, soaked in blood and dying from all the little cuts. at the time, he said he was just venting, and didn't mean any harm, but his wife didn't see it as a joke and neither did a federal jury, sentencing the man to nearly four years behind bars. he responded writing do you know it's illegal to say i want to kill my wife? >> today the supreme court considers whether threats posted on line should be protected
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under the first amendment. he argues the posts were a form of free speech, that he never intended to carry are out the threats. his wife testified that the comments made her fear for her life. for more than four derek cased, the supreme court has said that true threats to harm another person are not protected speech under the first amendment. >> the justices will have to decide really what constitutes a true threat, and what they will decide will also help determine what is free speech on line. >> there are two sides in this case of who's backing this man and who wants on line threats prosecuted. >> groups such as the aclu believe he never should have been prosecuted or put in jail. domestic violence groups worry if he wins this case, this could lead to a host of threats on line against women and others. >> thank you very much.
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>> coming up in 10 minutes, our legal contributor jami floyd will weigh in on the case and how a decision could affect free speech on th on the internet. >> an ohio state football player's bowed was found. he appeared to have committed suicide. his family said he had a history of sports-related concussions. moments before he went missing web texted his mom, apologizing, he said he was an embarrassment because of his injuries. >> students and fellow classmates gather to remember him. this was his first season with the team. teammates say he never missed practice. >> i wish he would have talked to me. if you're struggling, i love you to death and i hope that you found peace an you're happy. >> he wrestled for three seasons at ohio state before his senior year. >> ray rice could be stepping back on the football field. an arbitrator cleared the way for the running back to rejoin
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the nfl and several teams have shown interest in signing him. >> his wife is now speaking out publicly. we have more on that. everybody wondering what she had to say. >> janay rice had quite a bit to say about the incident that interrupted her husbands career and caused many to ask why she would stay with amon who punched her. she said she never considered leaving him despite the fact that she was furious about the way he treated her inside that elevator. she said she has not seen the footage of the actual punch but has seen videos of her husband dragging her limp body from the elevator. >> i was so ignorant.
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everything has made me angry. the support system i thought we had in the ravens, that made me angry. >> are also had choice words for rays former team, the ball more ravens. she said they encouraged her to apologize for her role in the february incident, something she says she would not have otherwise done. she is disappointed that the ravens dumped her husband after six years of being a model team member. >> everybody makes mistakes. after this whole situation, you would think that we would have been a country full of people who never made a mistake, who has never sinned ever in their life. >> exactly. >> everybody makes mistakes. >> ray rice's assertion saying he told with a happened, he says he is now telling the truth and goodell is not. >> pressure still on goodell. >> terry o'neill is the
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president of now, the national organization for women and joins us from washington, d.c. this morning opinion i want to play a little more of what janay rice is saying today on the today show. >> he hit me and i was completely over it. i was done, didn't want to hear anything. i just didn't even want to entertain it, entertain him, anything that he had to say, any explanation. of course in the back of my mind and heart, i knew that our relationship wouldn't be over, because i know that this isn't us and it's not him. >> what is your reaction to what she just said and to what she said earlier about the nfl forcing her to apologize, the ravens? >> i think that forcing her to apologize publicly is exactly emblematic of the failed leadership of the nfl owners and especially of roger good he will. we have demanding from the beginning that roger goodell should resign.
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what the nfl needs to be focused on is the well being and the physical safety and economic security of victims of domestic violence, and instead, what they now -- it's clearer and clearer than whatever they are focused on protecting their own image. >> is it your opinion that the nfl they have said in the past have a zero tolerance policy, you think they're more out to protect their billion dollar bottom line. >> it's not a zero tolerance policy when a football player, ray race, tells roger goodell exactly what happened in that elevator, and mr. goodell says fine, two game suspension. that's not a zero tolerance policy. frankly, what they're zero tolerance about is the image of the league. it is not about the reality of protecting women from domestic violence within the league. >> as an organization, how do you question the motives of
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janay rice without damaging all women who see themselves as victims and do you see her efforts as part of p.r. offensive on the part of a couple that really stands to lose millions if ray rice doesn't play football again. >> we don't question the motives off reactions of janay rice whatsoever. one thing that is very difficult for survivors of domestic violence is that you feel you are not in control of your own life. certainly if you've been hit, punched, kicked, slapped or sexually assaulted, your entire being, the control over your body has been in invited and women must have the ability to reensit control over their environment and body to decide their future. no, we don't question or judge janay rice whatsoever. what we do say is that the leaders of the league are responsible for maintaining her security, and that includes her economic security. so many wives and girlfriends of
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nfl players give up economic security in order to follow their men from team to team to team around the country. this is essential to the well being of the league, of the players, and so those women's contributions needs to be honored and respected so that when there is a problem, they have some ability to keep themselves safe. >> let's talk about the league itself. what type of message does ray rice suspension now being overturned send? >> well, i think what it says is that the leadership failed. the judge used that, the admitted failure of the league to deal with domestic violence in any kind of coherent or appropriate way. the second thing that it says is that the league owners need to take a struck look at whether they are more interested in appearances or whether they're really interested in the welfare of women, but also of the players. let's not forget that the league
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currently is also struggling with its response to what we now know is severe traumatic brain injury being experienced by a number of players, a very large proportion of nfl players experience brain injury, and they're not responding to that well, either. i think the league needs to stop looking solely at appearances and begin looking really further. >> it is cyber monday if you haven't heard, the day american americans start looking for holiday savings on line. retailers could be looking for big numbers to make up for a slow black friday. the national retail federation said weekend sales were just under $51 billion, sales down 11% compared to 2013. >> the girl scouts are going digital, young scouts now will be able to sell their famous cookies using an app and
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websites. they can also now be shipped directly to del's doorstep. >> cookie mon senior is smiling and so am i. nasa getting help from the moppets preparing to launch a spacecraft this week. elmo and other characters will take part in the countdown. the mop pelts are in on a series of on line comic strips and videos to teach children about nasa's plans for a mars mission. elmo will be on hand at the kennedy international space center for the launch. >> the supreme court set to weigh the limits of free speech on the internet with a case of a man who threatened to kill his wife in an on line post. >> a meeting on climate change in peru. englishes are feel the heat of global warming.
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>> posting threats on facebook, including statements about killing his estrange wife, a man insists he was venting. the government and a jury disagreed. now the supreme court gets to decide when on line postings constitute a true threat. let's talk about this with our legal contributor jami floyd. this really is a very interesting first amendment case. his lawyers say he was heavily influenced by the rapper m&m. i reread the lyrics from his song, fantasizing about killing his ex-wife. why are his facebook postings any different? >> ok, so here's, this is really as you say a classic first amendment case, really significant and important case.
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it's not just m&m. even the beatles wrote songs about revenges against exgirlfriends. >> johnny cash, jimmy hendrix. >> is it really a true threat, what the supreme court has called a true threat. 45 years ago, they carved out a first amendment exception, if you're making a real threat against someone, that is not protected speech. the posts were linked to m&m, linked to other satirical speech of precise nature and he often linked to the first amendment and referenced it in that the question here is his in tent and also the subjective response of the recipient. he was speaking very specifically about one person, his wife, and also an f.b.i. agent who investigated him and then referenced kindergartens of
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unspecified nature. >> you said that they basically have to prove a true threat. >> yes. >> does the other age-old constitutional issue of whether this was art also come up in this? >> it will. i mean, there are two issues here. there is actually a statute involved, not just the first amendment. there's a federal law that prevents you from making threats in interstate commerce are and guess what, facebook is interstate commerce and facebook is grappling with this, it's not just the u.s. supreme court. >> that's what he was prosecuted on. >> yes, he was prosecuted on and he actually did jail time. then even if they can deal with it statutorily, they get to the first amended question you were raising if he was protected by an artist, even if it was bad art. the supreme court doesn't judge the artistic merits, but then you get to the question of whether he's protected as an
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artist. or when people have to get up and move to feel safe. >> when it comes to social media and on line speech, could it be interpreted for other on line communications? >> anywhere on line, it is expansive and explosive. the real long term implications also are intra additional settings, domestic violence shelters. a lot of the briefs in the case come from the aclu and first amendment advocates but also on the other side from advocates for victims of domestic violence concerned that social media is used to target women. the implications are broad and deep but also rather traditional. >> this is just the beginning of this conversation. good to see you, thank you. >> climbed change on the agenda as leaders from 190 countries
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gather in peru. the backdrop for the summit in a city that sees the effects of global warming at an alarming rate. >> for centuries across the andes, people rely on melt water from the mountains. here in juarez, the markets are full of produce, but there's a problem. the mountain's water source is slowly disappearing. the rivers still run fast for now, but the glaciers that feed them are melting away. >> this is one of the most popular places for tourism. >> a glacialologist remembers when people used to ski here. >> it stretched all the way down. >> all the way down.
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the glacier has receded back all the way to the face of the mountain. >> all the glaciers is going to the sea. >> new lagoons have melted ice are forming, increasing the threats of mudslides and flooding disasters. >> they say that this glacier is melting at such an incredible rate that it could be gone altogether in 30 or 40 years. across peru, all the nation's tropical glaciers are disappearing, creating an enormous problem for those who rely on this as a water source. >> down the mountain, the crops are ripening. the farmer runs a successful organic farm, but things are changing. >> we've seen climate changes in the last four years. it's become much harder and our
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soil dries more quickly. there are cold winds from the mountains, plants have less resistance due to climate change. >> nicholas is working witness changes, built a reservoir, so he can manage his water fly when the river runs low. farmers across peru have already had to start adapting to the effects of climate change. the future here and across the word is a looming uncertainty. juarez, peru. >> negotiators hope for a binding agreement on car are bonn dioxide polluters. the u.s. and china agreed to do just that. >> >> california one of the states suffering the worst, every drop of rain in california is needed.
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tonight and tomorrow and lingering wednesday, a major weather system is going to dump high amounts of rain, widespread one to three inches in many pores of the state. mountainous terrain, this coulden up to five inches in the mountains. the down side is those are the areas that have burn scars. there could be flash flooding and mudslides. overall, the rain very beneficial. >> coming up in two minutes from our newsroom in doha, the latest on deadly attacks in nigeria. >> president obama is hosting a white house meeting on ferguson. throughout the day, much more on washington's response to what's been happening in the embattled city. >> here now are images of the day, villagers in germany dressing up as mythical creatures to chase away evil winter spirits. >> it is part of ancient pagan traditions dating back to the
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early 18th century. >> that looks like alf. have a great morning.
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>> another spring of attacks in northern nigeria. we have a special report on the orphans of boko haram and the government. we're live from do la. also coming up, facing a hungry winter. the u.n. said it has been forced to suspend food aid to 2 million syrian refugees. and investigation into 50,000 ghost soldiers,ing investigation into soldiers