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>> i'm ali velshi, 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. >> bracing for backlash, americans preparing for the report of c.i.a. interrogation techniques. some worry it could spark violence around the globe. >> they spent more than a decade behind bars and now we're learning the identities and nationalities of the first guantanamo prisoners sent to south america. >> refusing to be silenced, another night of protests in new york over the death of eric
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garner while in california,le anger turns to violence. a red carpet arrival for british royals. prince william prepares for a meeting with the president. >> good morning and welcome to aljazeera america. >> we begin with breaking news out of los angeles, where a huge fire has shut down two major freeways there. >> in fact, this is an image of the downtown l.a. skyline, where you can clearly see the building up in flames about that fire firms say it was an apartment complex under construction, the fire so intensity shut down parts of two free ways. >> some 250 firefighters are now battling that blaze and no one was living there and officials say so far, there are no reports of any injuries. >> this is a live look right now at the scene, firefighters still trying to bring the flames under
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control. we'll bring you the very latest on that as we get it. >> american embassies are on high alert bracing for a potentially explosive report on the c.i.a. >> it has details of u.s. interrogation tactics scribbled as graphic and shocking. we are live in washington this morning. this report is due out any day now. it's creating a fire storm in congress. >> it is, indeed. you know, the report really was given to the committee two years ago, so some say its release is long overdue. the committee voted to release a sanitized version. senator dyan feinstein wants this report out and once republicans take control of the senate in january, there's less likelihood it would be released. >> the still classified c.i.a. report is already drawing a very
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public reaction. >> these were patriots and whatever the report says, if it diminishes their contributions to our country, it is way off base. >> inside that 480 page summary exiled by the senate intelligence committee, details about the c.i.a.'s waterboarding program and other harsh interrogation techniques allegedly used against al-qaeda prisoners, including sleep deprivation, confinement in small places and humiliation. the views supported by democrats but refuted by republicans on the committee also found the c.i.a. went beyond the law in those interrogation methods and lied to congress, the department of justice and approximate bush. >> to say that we relenlessly overexpanded period of time lied to everyone about a program that wagon doing any good, that
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beggars imagination. >> hayden rebuffed conclusion that agencies enhanced interrogation program gleaned little information from al-qaeda prisoners. >> even then, program had proven its worth that i did not in conscience, i couldn't take it off the table. >> some question the timing of the report's release, expected this week and the possible backlash overseas. secretary of state john kerry called california senator and committee chair woman dianne feinstein to express concern for american personnel and intelligence officers abroad. lawmakers on capitol hill are koried, too. >> this is a terrible idea. our foreign partners are telling us this will cause violence and deaths. >> senator feinstein with president obama's support appears determined, telling the los angeles times sunday:
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>> to prepare this report, committee investigators looked at millions of pages of documents. the full classified report is 6300 pages long. the committee expected to release an executive summary just under .500 pages and we'll have to see how heavily redacted even that is. >> that is a key question. the president ended the enhanced interrogation program after he took office. why did he want this report out? >> obviously he has seen the full classified version, but josh earnest, the press secretary for the white house said the president believe that is transparency is important and we should be as transparent as possible, he said, in releasing classified information and that is why the president is supporting the release of this report. >> lisa stark for us in washington, thank you. >> 76 detainees held for more than a decade at guantanamo bay are now unurge gay.
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they were identifies as four sipp syrians, a tunisian and a palestinian, the first prom the prison camp to ever be sent to saw the america. as we report, uruguay's president accepted them on humanitarian grounds. >> the six men were brought to this military hospital in uruguay's capitol after spenting more than a deck indicate behind bars. here the men will be treated as refugees. uruguay's president called it a humanitarian gesture. many local residents don't seem concerned over the men's presence. >> accepting these refugees, i don't think will cause internal security to be compromised and what outsiders think about us doesn't matter. the president felt that it was a way to help those refugees, to give them a place, because the u.s. throws them in prison and forgets about them. >> the detention camp opened in 2002 to hold terror suspects in the wake of the september 11 attacks.
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according to the human rights group reprieve, the u.s. acknowledged holding 779 to date, most never charged. since president obama pledged to close the facility, there are still 137 inmates, 67 cleared for release, but the u.s. authorities can't send them home because of security concerns. their home countries are unwilling to take them back. since 2002, 52 countries have accepted guantanamo detainees while 10 were transferred to unnamed locations. when president obama signed the executive order to close the camp, many believed it would take months and not years. the process who proved arduous. american law for about bids the transfer of the prisoners to the u.s. and congress has been holding up international transfers. that's changing now, more are expected to be released before the year is out. it's the ones who are actually
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facing charges or deemed too dangerous to set free that stand in the way of the closure of the prison. >> uruguay's president has taken special interest in the detainee resettlement. he was held in prison during his countries military rule in the 1970's. they sharply criticize the obama administration tactics at guantanamo bay. >> that's not a present, it's a kidnapping. a prison needs law, some kind of prosecutor. the decision of a judge, whoever that may be, a minimum reference to the law. that place has none of that. >> he is calling on the u.s. to release three cuban prisoners held in american jails on spying charges. >> coming up at 8:50 eastern, we'll talk to an attorney for one of the detainees about his transfer and why he says his client was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> new details about the failed rescue attempt of journalist
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luke some hers. >> he was held hostage in yemen and is now dead. >> it seems this al-qaeda link group struck a deal with the africans. >> that's right. good morning to you both. like the united states, the government of stick are a has the same policy of not paying ransoms to hostage takers with the idea that payments perpetuate the problem. the family's grief is compacted by the fact that al-qaeda planned to free corky over the weekend. he was a south african aid worker. the charity agreed to pay $200,000 in exchange for his safe release. on the charities website, though wrote all arrangements were in place to safely fly pierre out of yemen. then news came of the american mission gone wrong, the charity founder delivered the news to corky's wife who was expected her husband home for christmas. >> can you imagine the
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devastation for the lady emotionally and psychologically to get a call after the one that it's almost over and then get a message that he's gone. >> on saturday, after a six-mile hike, the navy seals were within 100 yards of their target when a senior administration official said a noise, possibly a barking dog alerted the captors. they were sitting side by side when one of the kidnappers shot them both to death before the american seals could get there. u.s. officials are saying they did not know mr. corky was about to be freed, which reveals the economies when citizens make arrangements on their own. >> nick schiffron live in jerusalem. talk about the significance of
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strikes. >> according to hezbollah, a group allied with the syrian government inside of syria, these strikes were israeli and targeted two things, hezbollah drones and surface to air missiles. if this strike was israeli, this is an attempt to make sure the missiles couldn't be brought into southern lebanon along the israeli border if israeli jets ended up in southern lebanon. we will never get confirmation from israeli officials and their silence is asaving effort to make sure the syrian government or hezbollah doesn't feel it has to respond militarily. >> let's talk about the domestic politics. israeli is holding elections fewer than two years after the previous election. tell us why. >> basically this is bottom line prime minister benjamin netanyahu had a coalition of rightists and centrists. that coalition wasn't working
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from his perspective, therefore he launches an election in order to try to get a coalition mormonable. perhaps right wing parties along with the orthodox parties is the most likely alliance. he didn't have to do that. there's criticism for him because he has gone to election, but right now, he is sometime the leading candidate. >> it means that he has to put himself out there again. who are the main challengers to prime minister benjamin netanyahu? >> i think what we want to look at first is the allies to netanyahu, no more important ally than nat a. li bennett, the finance minister in the current government. his base is the religious. >> i onist movement, supported by settlers in the occupied west bank and considered a hawk. also on the right, we will be talk about lieberman, the foreign minister. he lives in a settlement in the occupied west bank, born in russia, gets supports from
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russians in israel and suggests a transfer population, palestinian israelis moving into the occupied west bank. in the center and left, led by the labor party candidates kurzog hopes to lead a coalition often referred to as anyone by netanyahu, he really is considered the did you have in this election. lastly, but not least is the former finance minister lapede, appealing to the secular middle class. he's going to talk about economic relief. he wants to grant asylum to african migrants. bottom line, we hear of a foreign minister who wants to get reelected. he will talk about security and he'll talk about defending israeli and all the other candidates on the left will try and change the conversation. it's not clear whether they'll be able to succeed. >> nick schiffron live in jerusalem, nick, thank you. >> hands up don't shoot. >> you're watching at protestors
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fill new york's grant central terminal again overnight. this five days after grand jury cleared a police officer in the death of eric garner. >> that was just one protest from coast-to-coast. most were peaceful, but not all of them. things escalated quickly in some areas. what happened? >> new york city has seen some of the most peaceful protests with the demonstrators and police alike showing restraint. in california's bay area, things got unruly over the weekend. >> in berkeley, california, people protesting the grand jury decision in the eric garner case went on a rampage breaking store windows, lighting small fires and throwing bricks at police. six were arrested. >> a man threw brake fluid like he was going to light the store on fire.
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>> elsewhere, in cities like miami and chicago, protests were peaceful. in new york city, mayor bill deblasio praised the police for allowing massive protests aimed at them to go on with few incidents. >> nypd is acting in a very intelligent and agile manager. >> protests continue to mile great from the streets to the playing field. derrick rose as well as nfl players all wore shirts reading eric garner's final words "i can't breathe." >> it affects everybody. we're all in this together. i felt like i wanted to wear that on my shirt. >> eric garner's widow said she tried to convince her husband to give up selling loose cigarettes. that's what he was doing when police were arrested him. >> he had issues, you know,
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heavy guy, and he was very lays, you know, he didn't like to do anything. he wasn't used to it. >> we are not talking about making victims saints, we are talking about not giving a pass to police who do what's wrong. you can't have two wrongs and make one civil right. >> new york's police commissioner said sunday an internal investigation should wrap up in the next three to four months. he says it's expected to focus on the way garner was confronted by police and weather officer daniel possibility leo used a chokehold officially banned by the nypd. >> thank you so much. meanwhile, president obama issuing a call for justice and quality to bridge the nation's racial divide. >> when you're dealing with something as deeply rooted as racism or bias in any society, we've got to have vigilance, but recognize that it's going to take time and you have to be
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steady. >> that interview will air tonight. the penalty said despite fail incidents in new york and st. louis, there has been progress in the past several decades. >> they have been bitter enemies for the better part of the past 30 years. >> that's right, and now helping baghdad in the fight against isil. why some iraqi officials say it's really the only way to win the battle. >> a chaotic night on the streets of italy, protestors out for the opening night of the opera. >> a year after being devastated by one of the most powerful storms in recorded history, the philippines takes another deadly hit. >> $54 million, that's the big number of the day. we'll tell you why the federal government is told to pay up over a nuclear accident.
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>> today's big number is $54 million, that's how much new mexico wants the federal government to pay over a radiation leak at a nuclear facility. >> the penalty's detail 30 violations of state permit all
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connected to the mishandling of a drum of nuclear waste. >> at least 20 workers were contaminated and federal officials estimate it will cost $550 million to fix the facility, which may not reopen for years. >> iran is taking on a bigger role in the fight against isil. tomorrow, the country is hosting a conference called the world against violence and extremism. iraq and syria's prime ministers are in iraq ahead of that meeting. envoys from 40 countries are expected to attend. iran has not taken part in the coalition fighting isil but after iraq asked for more support. iran launched attacks on targets. >> they have faced attack every year in post war iraq, but this will be the first commemoration since isil gained strength and seized large parts of the country. the ceremony marking the 40t 40th day of mourning for imam
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hussein 14 centuries ago is central to shia identity. they have been isil's biggest target. the iraqi government is doing everything it can to protect those making the journey. >> there is a clear cut military deployment to protect pilgrims from attack. i saw the district officer and soldiers deployed along the road. >> iraq government forces have been backed by shia militias, many tied to iran in the fight against isil. iran has launched airstrikes in iraq. after initial denies, the iranian government admitted it lanched the attacks at the request of the iraq key government. ministry of defense continues to deny iranian air involvement. >> if they are supporting this, there are beneficial effects. iran has clear security interests on its borders, protection of its borders, its people and isil is not simply a
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threat to the people of iraq and syria, but the people of iran, as well. i wouldn't be surprised if there are images and if there's involvement in the air the way there is clear involvement. iranian revolutionary guards for personnel on the ground. >> where some of the feastest fighting is taking place, some sunni officials believe forces using the battle as an excuse to move out large numbers of sunnis. >> the central government in baghdad is silent. we fear of a foreign regional equation to change the demographic. no positive steps ever taken place on the ground. >> iraqi officials say when people have been ordered from their homes after military operations, it's because security forces need time to clear the area of explosives. >> iran and shia militia's have always played a controversial
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role in iraq, but iraqi officials made clear with weakened iraqi security forces, they couldn't take on isil or secure baghdad without them. it's left the iraqi government treading a fine line between relying on iran for help and maintaining its independence. >> ires foreign minister is concerned that the threat from isil could spill into neighboring countries. >> secretary of state john kerry will be called upon to defend the administration's fight against isil tomorrow, expected to go before the senate's fortune relation committee. the committee is debating whether the president should have asked congress to authorize military force. >> on sunday, the u.k. shut down its cairo embassy. the egyptian government is battling separatists. it is not clear if there was
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specific threat against the facilities. >> protests erupting outside milan's opera house over austerity and labor reforms. demonstrations have become a yearly occurrence at the opera's opening night. banners were carried that said fight the power and we resist. demonstrations turned violent by nightfall. protestors flew flares, fire bombs, fruits and vegetables at police. officers responded in riot gear and beat some in the crowd with batons. at least two people were injured. >> in the central philippines, 21 people are dead in the aftermath of a typhoon. thousands are now seeking shelter as that storm makes its way across the island. it's been downgraded after battling the central provinces with heavy rain and wind.
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>> this woman has been through so many typhoons in her 57 years, she can't even remember how many. her house has been repeatedly damaged over the years and does not even have a front door. she has returned after yet anotherrer trip. she usually brings her baby jesus statue with her but this time left it behind to protect her house. >> the only thing i can do is pray that it helps us and keeps us healthy. it's important that you don't fall ill when you're already poor. >> this is the waterfront here. obviously the ocean is more calm now than it was when this typhoon came through on sunday. the people in this low-lying community sought shelter at a government building. over here is where she lives. it's essentially a squatter's village built on top of reclaimed swampland. inside her house, it's hard to
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tell the damage from the prefers storms and this storm. what is for certain, there's more water under the house. her husband died four years. her 6-year-old grandson lives with her. he wants to be an engineer. >> of course our dream i also for him to finish school. if he finishes college, he can start earning money. >> preparation experience has kept her and her family safe from the storms, but each season makes it more difficult for her to keep a roof over her family's head. >> the storm has lost a little steam and now is a tropical storm. our meteorologist has been tracking that system for us. >> good morning to you both. as a tropical storm, we are still going to be seeing so much more rain out of this system. this storm's moving very, very slowly and that is the big problem, where the storm was a
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super typhoon, now a tropical storm moving across the central philippines over these individuals. some of these individuals, the people have not been able to go in there yet and do relief and recovery efforts. we're seeing in some locations, 16-inch it is of rain within the last 24 hours. as slowly as it moves more rainfall in one place, right now, the storm is just to the southeast of manila. it is going to take another 12 days to go south of manila, so we still have quite a bit more rain. >> the good news is that the people evacuated. >> they learned a big lesson from last year's storm to this year's storm, absolutely. >> thank you. >> the family of an american journalist now criticizing the u.s. special forces raid that led to his death. look somers was held captive before a failed shot to rescue him. we'll talk about whether the risky mission was the right move. >> hacking sony, the cyber
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attack is denied but praised. >> two women turning heads in a man's world, inspiring gear heads in a very unlikely place. >> you better kick the habit if you want to job. a new smoking policy is just one of the stories caught in our global net.
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>> you're looking live in los angeles where a huge fire has completely shut down two major freeways there. fire officials say it was an apartment complex under construction. >> welcome to al jazeera america. just ahead this half hour, investigators identify the remains of a missing student in mexico, plus a chemical attack on a costume convention. the incident that sent dozens of people running for fresh air and 19 of them to the hospital. >> in our next hour, we talk with an attorney of one of the guantanamo detainee's about his transfer and why he says his
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client was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> our latest headlines, the obama administration and some congressional leaders tell a senate committee to delay the release of a report on c.i.a. interrogation techniques. it was supposed to be due out any day now. some worry about violence around the world if it's reds. >> canada's embassy in cairo is shut down this morning. the british embassy there is closed, as well. both cite security concerns without offering specifics. the u.s. embassy remains open. >> new details about the rescue attempt in yemen that left an american journalist dead. u.s. officials didn't know talks were underway to free a south african teacher held by al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. he also died in the raid. let's go to retired colonel air force cedric layton, a former member of the joint chiefs of
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staff. colonel, besides comers and corky, several civilians were killed. in your opinion, was this rescue mission worth the risk and the collateral damage? >> well, certainly the collateral damage is something that's very difficult to take and very difficult to deal with, and that in sense, it probably should have been planned for another day. i think it's always worth it to have the capability and the possibility of such rescue missions, but the way in which this went down was not the right way. it certainly was a problem for people on the ground and the special operations people carrying out the mission. >> not the right way, you say. who would have advised the president on whether to undertake this mission? >> he gets advice when it comes to these missions from the intelligence community as well as the special operations community. they merge the operations and
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the intelligence pictures when they decide on missions of these types, so they thought they had as much ironclad intelligence as possible. what it also points out is that there is a huge difficulty with predictive intelligence and any type of mission of this sort, so that's where the president always has to weigh the risk of going at a certain time, whether or not that's the right moment in time and the real problem here is the fact that the u.s. government apparently was unaware this there were movements afoot to actually release the south african hostage, peter corky in this case and that's a very difficult thing and shows that the entire intelligence picture was not really a 360-degree picture. >> this is actually the second time, i understand that special forces attempted to rescue somers in the last few weeks. in july, you'll recall an attempt to rescue isil hostages failed. should the president reexamine
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these tactics? >> i think they to reexamine tactics of this type. one of the problems that you run into is the fact that these types of missions have gotten a lot of publicity in recent years, especially in the wake of the raid that killed osama bin laden. that one obviously was very successful, but high profile target and rehearsed ad nauseam before it was carried out. in this particular situation, i think it is important to reassess the tactics, the way the intelligence picture was done, maybe there is nothing that changes, but my bet is there are a few little procedural things that can make a huge difference in carrying out these types of missions. >> led me take a broader view of this. even though it failed, does the attempt itself send a message to al-qaeda and others that may take u.s. citizens hostage? >> absolutely. the reason it sends a message is that it shows that the united states is willing to go to great
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lengths to protect its citizens and to bring those citizens back from hostage situations like this. if that's the case, it should give pause to terrorist groups like al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula, isil and others that the united states first of all does not negotiate in terms of a ransom and it also is willing to risk the lives of its soldiers, sailors, air man and marines to carry out rescue missions of this time. >> thank you for your insights on this this morning. >> mexico, there is new evidence of what happened to 43 missing students. d.n.a. tests on burned bone frogments seem to indicate the students were killed and their bodies burned. they have confirmed the identity of one student, alexander mora. families of others missing are still skeptical. >> we can't believe this is happening to us. we can't believe it. in truth, it is very traumatizing, all of what we are
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going through. >> forensics experts urge caution, saying there is not enough physical or scientific evidence linking those remains to the site of the killing. mexico's president has been under intense local and international pressure over his handling of the probe. >> fraternity and voter leaders are calling on the university of virginia to restore greek life. an article alleged a gang rape at a fraternity house, the rolling stone is backing off of that story, admitting there are discrepancies in the young woman's account. i spoke to a young woman who works for the sexual assault activists saying the magazine made a big mistake. >> what we are missing is that there's a good body of research about the neurobiology of trauma and the ways in which details come out over time or can be misremembered. rolling stone took everything at gospel truth and like i said,
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played add adjudicator and fact finder in a way that was inappropriate for a magazine to do and holding jacki accountable for things she is still working through. >> jacki has been thrown under the bus, she said, due to a lack of fact checking by the rolling stone and said the magazine shouldn't have led her to believe that they were advocating for her. >> whoever hacked into sony picture leaked films on to the internet along with personal information. >> north korea is insisting it was not responsible, but kim jong-un's government isn't exactly upset that it happened. >> hello, north korea! >> leaders have made it clear they see nothing funny in the comedy set to be released christmas day. >> you want to go kill kim jong-un? >> totally. >> in a june letter to u.n. secretary ban ki-moon called it undisguised sponsor of terrorism as well as an act of war.
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north korean state run media carried a statement sunday denying any responsibility for the hacking of sony pictures, but called it a righteous deed. the statement said sony was producing a film abetting a terrorist act, while hurting the dignity of the supreme leader ship. cyber security experts suggest the hackers do from from north korea, although it's unclear if they work for the government. poe this year point to a similar attack last year that targeted south korea banks and broadcasting companies that they see bear the hallmarks of north korean hackers. they have sophisticated cyber warfare exhibits. they say a cell is composed of hand picked computer experts that service part of north korea's military run spy agencies. >> what most people are worried about is there's less and less reluctance by states to use cyber tools to push on each
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other. many of the most egregious actions from from north korea and iran where you have a disregard for international norms. >> according to reports last week by a u.s. security firm, iran has hit the u.s. and 15 other countries with cyber attacks over the last two years. >> iranian attackers and hackers have gone after the world's critical infrastructure in such a way that has really been bone-chilling for us as security experts in the field. >> in 2012, the country's supreme leader established the high council of cyberspace and iran is reportedly spending billions on cyber exhibits. a 2013 united nations report said countries have the same set of responsibilities in cyberspace that they do in the physical world, but enforcing that is difficult, since few governments will even admit that they are involved in cyber espionage in the first place. >> the f.b.i. says the attack
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was so advanced, it was undetectable by any anti virus software. >> police in chicago are investigating a chemical leak as a criminal act this morning. check this out. thousands of guests at a furry animal costume convention were forced to evacuate the hotel over the weekend. now with dozens complaining of dizziness and nausea, fire crews there attempted a high level -- detected high chlorine in the air. >> we've been having a grand old time and we do not know what's going on at this time. we've been asked to leave the hotel for unknown reasons, but we have a lot of costumers out here with big fluffy costumes that will keep people warm, so we're not worried. >> the chlorine powder seemed to have been released intentionally. >> it's weird to most of them keep the outfits on. >> a absolute for america's finest performers, five of them
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at white house sunday to receive cindy center ors, tom hanks and lily tomlin, al green and sting, and patricia mcpride. >> clear that the group with me on stage understands what president ken deunderstood, that our art is a reflection of us not just as a people but as a nation. >> after the white house meeting, the on res went to the ken decentered for a gala and the performances will be broadcast later this month. >> president obama's ebola czar is making plans to leave the job. he will step down marsh one, after becoming the ebola coordinator in october. the white house officials say look, everyone agreed it would only be a short term position. in fact, he plans to rejoin two private sector firms including the company that owns zip car. >> british officials will and kay are in the u.s. for a whirl wind tour, along with a beefed
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up security detail. with all the recent protests happening nationwide over the eric garner case, they reportedly just wanted the royals where they would be protected. >> that makes sense. they touched down in new york city last night and bring their humanitarian efforts across the pond. >> the future king and queen of england here right now. the main reason for their visit, they hope to get america's biggest players to open their hearts and wallets. the duke will be headed to washington, d.c. with extra security at the white house for his arrival. he is bringing his own security detail for a meeting with president obama and joe biden. he'll have lunch at the world bank and on to a conference on illegal wildlife trade, one of the causes that he has championed over the years. >> the president welcomes the
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presence's work in his agreeable fight against what is both a national security threat and devastating environmental problem. this underscores the special relationship between the united states and united kingdom, so we'll have a little royalty in the house on monday. >> as for pregnant kate, she is going to stay here in the big apple. the doctors will be touring the big apple. tonight, the royal couple wrap up there trip watching the brooklyn nets face off against the cleveland cavs, courtside seeds no doubt for them. the fun is not without business, too. they are unveiling a new collaboration between the royal foundation and the nba. as for tomorrow, they are going to be hunkering down in the city, starting their day with a visit to the 9/11 museum. >> i heard the tickets for the brooklyn nets game tonight.
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>> sold out. >> at double the price. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> let's take a look at some of the other stories caught in our global net. in fact, the government i in ini be india has banned uber because of a rape. >> an arizona county wants to stop hiring employees who smoke. a report says smokers simply cost the city too much. by the wow, did you know there are actually 39 states that have smoker protection laws, you know, that places can't discriminate against smokers, arizona is not one of them. >> they are saying it's actually $13 million a year that smokers cost the county. they are charging some people who smoke. >> interesting. >> the most talked about event
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of the weekend, perhaps the man being eaten by an an con da. it was supposed to show the man being swallowed. he called for help when he was ball inside. >> he's in there. >> he's definitely entangled. >> let's go to kevin with more on the storm. >> it's going to get bad and start tomorrow. 25 degrees in new york, the wind chill making things feel 14 degrees minus three is what it feels like in portland. we have two areas of low pressure, one off the east coast, one at the great lakes coming together, joining forces and we're going to be seeing a lot of weather coming into play here. this is what we're going to be dealing with, winter storm
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watches in new england. the forecast for tuesday, all of the snow up here across the north. what i'm concerned about is over here, we expect to see over 15 inches of snow in that area. along the coast, it is going to be rain, but of course that means we're going to see a lot of problems, and particularly at the airports in the next couple of days. >> kevin, thank you. >> louisiana has a new republican senator elect after a big runoff election this weekend. >> the incumbent mary landrieu is out. we'll look at what it means now that there are no more snoot democrats representing the deep south. >> a new photo from mars, check it out. >> at the bottom of the sea, where it was found is one of today's discoveries.
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>> you're looking live at los angeles where firefighters are battling now a second set of raging flames. earlier on, we told you about the apartment fire that shut down two major freeways. this one is a two story apartment building in downtown l.a. >> it is time now for one of today's discoveries. a ship that has been missing for more than 60 years has been found near the hawaiian island of oahu. researchers say that many parts of the usskalua are still in tact. the ship was used to rare underwater cables in world war ii. >> it was sunk on purpose. no records of its location were kept. its whereabouts remains a miss city until now. >> a top priority is to get rid
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of obamacare, which he said is pounding the american people. the senator elect also said he believes the supreme court will overturn the affordable care act. >> we are joined now by professor of campaign management at n.y.u. great to see you. with louisiana senator mary landrieu's lost, the south has no democratic senators, but the republican have a 54 seat majority in a senate. is that a mandate? >> it certainly is a mandate. they picked up now nine seats and this is a historic change, the end of an era. mary landrieu was the last southern democratic and now they are pretty much extinct. you find some in the house, about 39 democrats in the house are from the south, but beyond that, there are no senators. they also won all seven of the governor ships. >> we should clarify deep south. >> those are changing in terms
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of demographics. many describe virginia as increasingly a northern state because of the demographics there. >> we are talking no senate seat and no governor's mansion from the carolinas to texas. what did landrieu do wrong? bill cassie was anti obama. how long a window he do you have extinguish yourself from president obama? >> i don't think we can say mary landrieu did. this is part of a larger trend we're seeing. in 2008, she won 32 percent of the white vote, down to 13% this time. without it, you have to hope of winning. she tried to make the case of seniority and raise issues with bill cassidy, i think this was a long term trend and in keeping
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with what we saw in the south and quite frankly in the entire election in 2014. >> the democrats now do not have a governor, u.s. senator or legislative majority across the deep south. what can democrats do to win back voters in that part of the country? >> you look 50 years ago, the south was all democratic, solidly, just like the northeast is now solidly democratic at one time was republican. these things are cyclical. they're going to have to wait for president obama to get out of office. he has been a drag on southern democrats. they're going to have to focus on issues that people care about, medicare, medicaid, health care. equal pay for equal jobs, minimum wage, populist issues that bring people together. they depend on changing demographics and they are changing in places like north carolina and georgia. we see some changing demographics, so those things will help democrats, but it's going to be a long term uphill battle. 2016 won't be so bad for them,
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but it's going to be 2018 is the real test. >> speaking of those demographics quickly before we let you go, having such a strong voting block, does that make it more difficult for bipartisan compromise? is a government shutdown around the corner again? >> i think not. i think they're going to -- the republicans learned their lesson last time, they won't shut down the government this time. the next big fest will be in february. bipartisan compromise is going to be something that we're probably not likely to see. we have a house that is solidly republican and it's going to be a test for john boehner, whether he can keep his coalition together. that's going to be an uphill battle for them. >> thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> let's get another check of the forecast and that typhoon in the philippines. >> it's not just a typhoon. take a look at the video here out of china.
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they have been socked in in many parts of western northern central and northeastern china with about 30 inches of snow. this is actually stranded people with road closures across the region. it's not just in china. we are looking at japan, as well. we have a condition here called sea effect snow, which is like lake effect snow and for the western part of japan, they are seeing up to two feet of snow, as well. over the next couple days we'll watch the system for parts of california. you get ready to get another five to eight inches of rain by the time we get towards wednesday and thursday, so more rain for california, we need it. but you know what it does to california, of course, lots of flooding. >> kevin, thanks so much. >> now to senegal, where two sisters are changing lives one tune up at a time. they're mechanics in a country where that job has always been done by pen. drivers are being won over and
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so are many in the community. >> they are sisters and business partners. together, they opened what they describe as the first car repair shop in senegal, operated by women. >> specializing in luxury vehicles, there are plenty of older models in need of repair. >> there are lots of car garages, but few are reliable. we saw an opportunity in the market. we're certified mechanics and there aren't that many in town. >> the sisters have a growing number of regular customers. >> it's irrelevant that they are women. i want the job to be done properly and quickly. >> all of the cars here are brought in from europe or north america. finding parts is difficult. so when it comes to fixing cars, the sisters can't just replace what's broken, they have to actually mend the broken part, and that takes quite a lot of
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skills. >> they attended this technical school. students are trained specifically to deal with engine problems found in west africa. >> girls do much better than boys on this course, but there aren't enough of them taking up the training. >> women are be spected to bear children. few are encouraged to work, let alone start a business. the sister's father believes times are changing. >> i am so proud of them. of course young girls should continue to pursue training and work. it's our duty as parents that make sure they do and follow the right path. >> the sisters admit running the garage is not always easy, but they support each other around it helps that their father does, too. >> the sisters have eight employees, all men. the rare shop is looking to hire more women. the sisters say that has been
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difficult. >> nasa's deep spacecraft new horizons is fully awake. it will continue its journey to pluto and its five moons. the probe launched in 2006 and is expected to arrive next july. it is packed with cameras and will hopefully send back the first pictures of pluto. nasa released new images of the martian surface, among them a selfie. there are several black and white shots of the wind swept martian landscape. >> ahead, we take a closer look at the release of a half dozen prisoners from guantanamo bay and talk to one of their attorneys. >> an al jazeera exclusive focusing on the kenyan death squad. new evidence now that police there carried out government-sanctioned murder of muslim radicals.
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the floors of major retailers in new york city and attacked riot police in california. >> speaking of california, a major fire breaks out in los angeles overnight, the blaze burning so feesly, it could be seen from miles away. >> welcome to al jazeera america. >> officials who have seen a senate report say it details tactics of waterboarding and sleep dep privatation. it could have dangerous consequences around the world. what dangerous consequences are they concerned about? >> they're very worried about an anti u.s. backlash in the middle east and north africa. they're worried that there could be attacks perhaps on u.s. facilities, personnel and also worried about what might happen
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to american citizens held hostage. u.s. embassies have been told to double check their security plans and prepare for any reaction to the release of this report. representative mike rogers runs the house intelligence committee. he told abc news that this report could also be a public relations bow nancy da for isis and groups like that, so a lot of concern about this report coming you the. >> behind this report, the senate intelligence committee chair 16 tore dianne feinstein has been fight to go get it reds for months. the report took years to norm late and she's in a difficult position now, because secretary of state kerry has called and asked for a delay. could she consider pushing it back at this point? >> secretary kerry said consider the timing on this, please. it appears there won't be much of a delay. we had expect the report to come out today, now hear it might be tomorrow.
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regardless, senator feinstein really wants this information to get out. >> the report exposes brutality that stands in stark contrast to our values as a nation. it chronicles a stain on our history that must never be allowed to happen again. >> senator feinstein really has a very small window to release this report, because of course the republicans will take control of the senate beginning in january and it's unlikely that they would release the report, so she wants to get it out now. >> lisa stark for us in washington, lisa, thank you. we'll come back later this hour. >> to yemen, where we're learning new details about the failed attempt to rescue an american hostage. look somers was killed before he could be reached. >> the mission left a south african hostage dead. erika, it seems that africa was so close, so close to getting their hostage released in exchange for money. >> right, but it wasn't the
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government of south africa, it was a group of civilians. the family of the south african aid worker said their grief is compounded by the fact that he was going to be freed over the weekend, but the u.s. government believes luke somers life was in imminent danger, which is why president obama gave the go ahead on the mission. >> please, we ask you a second time, give us the opportunity to see my brother again. >> the u.s. government tried twice to ensure the family of kidnapped american journalist luke somers would see him again. >> our prayers and thoughts go out to all the families involved. >> new details describe how it all went down saturday morning. after a six-mile hike in yemen, the navyee seals were within 100 yards of their target when a noise, possibly a barking dog alerted the captors and the commando's cover was blown. hostages look somers and pierre corky were sitting side by side
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when a kidnapper shot them to death. defense secretary chuck hagel commented on the attempt. >> is it ji imperfect? >> yes. >> that american's life is in danger and that's where we start, then we proceed from there. >> pierre corky was a south african aid worker, the charity he worked for says they struck a deal with the captors for his release in exchange for $200,000. on the website, they wrote all logistical arrangements were in place to safely fly him out of yemen. they told his wife the wait was almost over, then the american mission gone wrong, the news delivered to his wife. she first expecting her husband home for christmas.
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>> can you imagine the devastation for the lady emotionally and psychologically to get a call it is only over and now you have to accept the fact that he's gone. >> the u.s. government says it had no knowledge of the african negotiation with the captors, smoke the dangerous disconnect that can happen when civilians try to negotiate hostage releases on their own. the government of south africa has a policies of not paying ransom to hostage takers with the idea that payment encourage kidnappers. >> heartbreaking hearing her cry. i can't imagine getting a call like that. so clothes. >> secretary of state john kerry is condemning iran for bringing charges against a washington post reporter. jason rezian has been held four months. it's not clear what he is charged with but he went to court and denied bail. kerry said he is deeply disappointed and concerned and called on tehran to release the journalist. >> six guantanamo bay prisoners
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are in uruguay, part of a transfer deal between that country and the united states. this is the largest group to leave the detention center in five years. these men were approved for a settlement years ago. why the delay. >> that's a question the prisoners have been asking for many of the last few years. one of the prisoners went on hunger strike to protest about his treatment, saying hey, guys, i've done nothing wrong, i've not been charged, you approved my departure, why are you not letting me go? >> there were several reasons why the delay happened, one was that some in the u.s. administration were not keen to let any of these men go for whatever reason. others, there is a stick in a attached to them, whether guilty or innocent, it's difficult to get countries to accept them. uruguay was an exception, it was a personal crusade by the
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president, himself a former prisoner who said it's a humanitarian gesture that uruguay had a moral obligation to accept refugees, whoever they may be, wherever they may come from. they are here, absolutely delight and now hope to go start new lives. >> uruguay is so far from the six men's homes, which for now, they cannot return to, but it's also a lange way from guantanamo and that for them is what count's. >> he is hopeful, now out and free with proper medical care, he can get better and rebuild his life. >> uruguay is providing education, housing and will help them find work. they have a desire to be reunited with their families.
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their future is uncertain, but authorities are doing what they can to help these men rebuild their lives a long way from home. the invitation was a personal one from the president of uruguay, himself a former prisoner and outspoken on human rights, especially guantanamo. >> that's not a piss son, it's a kidnapping. it needs a decision of a judge, a minimum reference to the law. that place has none of that. >> the began tan know bay detention camp opened in 2002 to detain so-called terror suspects in the wake of the september 11 attacks. according to the human rights group reprieve, the u.s. acknowledged holding 779 people at the camp to date. most of them were never charged. six years after president obama pledged to close the facility, there is still 136 inmates, 67
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of whom are cleared for release. but the u.s. authorities say they can't send them home because of the security concerns. their home countries unwilling to take them back. >> when you talk to a prisoner in guantanamo about the future, they raise an eyebrow at you and say i have no future, but i'm happy to say that's what i'm here to talk to him about. when he see him and talk, we'll talk about what he wants to do. >> when president obama signed the executive order to close the camp, many believed it would take months and not years, but the process who proved arduous. more detainees are expected to be released before the year is out, but the others, the ones actually facing charges or deemed too dangerous to be set free really stand in the way of the closure of the prison. >> you can see there is one huge obstacle to overcome, but work that remains to be done.
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>> it's interesting listening to you talk about the president of uruguay's own prison. he said the jail isn't a place for rehabilitation and isn't a place for hope and called president obama out on this moral obligation to let these prisoners go. how are the people of uruguay reacting? are they concerned about security? >> the president himself has had to do a fairly big public relations job to convince the people of uruguay to accept the former inmates from guantanamo. they accepted people from syria, they were welcomed with open arms. they have not received the same reception from the guys from guantanamo. the former prisoners themselves are also working on this, one today published a letter in the main newspaper here,ing thatting the people of uruguay, saying that if it weren't for uruguay,
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they would still be in the black hole in guantanamo. they're absolutely delighted to be here, but the government, authorities and former prisoners still have some work to do to convince the people of uruguay that they should be welcomed. >> thanks so much. >> coming up, we're talking with an attorney for one of the guantanamo detainees about his transfer and why he says his client was simply caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> iran is taking on a bigger role fighting isil. tomorrow, the country is hosting a conference called the world against violence and extremism. this comes after the country began launching airstrikes in iraq, targeting isil fighters. we are joined live from baghdad. good morning. what do iranian leaders hope to accomplish with this conference? >> they're hope to go put iran back on the international stage.
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basically a figure of influence, a center of importance. as woe know, iran is engaged in talks over restrictions on its nuclear ability. that's really what it's known for, it's seen in many parts of the gulf, which is sunni arab as basically a source of conflict in the region. it's seen that way in the united states, as well. iran really wants to show that it is part of this fight against isil, and it wants to show that it can play a positive role. that's behind a lot of the iranian actions, how it's seen in the west and the rest of the world is very important to it. as we are seeing, foreign leaders arrive from this meeting that's reinforced and the talks they're having. >> iran is now launching airstrikes against size relevant targets and iraq is confirming that. can you explain how this works with iraq and does that mean they also coordinate with the u.s., who is leading airstrikes there?
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>> actually it's a fascinating surprising coalition that emerge witness all if you believe the united states, iraq and iran without direct coordination and that does seem to be the case. iraq controls its air space to a certain extent with a lot of input and advice from u.s. military advisors, so in places where we've seen what we now know are iranian airstrikes, that's been a case where there have actually been -- there has been u.s. help, but not u.s. airstrikes. essentially they are coordinating through the iraqis. the iraqis are coordinating with the united states, but there are also iranian advisors, so basically everyone is working towards the same goal, but without direct cooperation and coordination between the u.s. and iran. >> jane, thank you.
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>> secretary of state john kerry will be called upon to defend the u.s. fight against isil. in fact, tomorrow, he's expected to go before the senate foreign relations committee. some on the panel of actually critical of the escalation in airstrikes so the committee is debating whether the president should have authorized congress to authorize military force. >> a grand jury cleared a police officer in the death of eric garner resulting in protests. >> not all protests have been peaceful. john, what's happening out there? >> while the protests in new york have been peaceful that wasn't the cause 3,000 miles away in berkeley, california. a small group of people protesting the grand jury decision went on a rampage, breaking store windows, lighting fires and tossing smoke con officers, bricks and bottles at riot police. things got silent in maryland,
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where three were arrested after a clash with police and protestors there. in miami and chicago, protests were peaceful. in new york city, the mayor praised the police for allowing massive protests aimed at them to go on with few incidents. >> on sunday, garner's widow said she tried to convince her husband to give up selling lose cigarettes, the act that led to his altercation with police that ultimately led to his death. >> he's like what else can i do, i keep getting sick. he tried working with the parks democratic, but he had asthma. he had issues, you know, heavy guy, and he was very lays, you know, he didn't like to do anything. he wealth used to it. >> we are not talking about making victims saints but we are talk not giving a pass to police who do wrong. you can't have two wrongs and make one civil right. >> protests continue to migrate from the streets to the playing field. nba star derrick rose as well as others all wore shirts reading
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eric garner's final words "i can't breathe." as was the case with the st. louis rams protest last weekend, there's been no indication that the nfl or nba will sanction players. >> such a delicate situation. i'm looking at signs in your video. one of the most chilling red nypdk.k.k., how many kids will you kill today. >> certainly provocative. >> thank you very much. >> a major building fire lighting up the night sky in los angeles, the blaze breaking out just blocks from downtown overnight consumed an apartment complex under construction. more than 200 firefighters worked to get the fire under control. this is a live look at what is happening at the scene now. you can see the embers still burning. >> you're talking about a blow torch of heat on two major high rises in the downtown los angeles area that our firefighters were able to control, contain and knock down before they took off.
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>> nobody was injured i take it? >> we have no injuries to any civilian personnel and ever no injuries to any firefighting personnel. >> smoke was so heavy that highway officials had to close down lanes on two major freeways, the 110 and 101. some lanes are still closed. these pictures are of another fire two miles away. it broke out about 45 minutes ago. this is a one story commercial building. no word yet on injuries or the extent of the damage here, but firefighters say as of right now, there is no link between these two fires. >> in the philippines, thousands seek shelter as the typhoon nears. the storm left at least 21 people dead amid a trail of completely destroyed homes and flooded communities. it is now downgraded to a tropical storm. >> more more, let's bring in our meteorologist. how's it looking? >> better, postil a lot of rain.
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this part of the world sees quite a bit of activity. take a look at the damage especially where we have seen quite a bit of activity here in terms of damage. 2600 homes in just one city have been destroyed and in an area where we have already seen a lot of damage. 22 storms this year alone in this area, that's about an average year for them. in comparison president united states, we normally have seen about eight this year, but in the philippines, out of 22, 10 of those storms have actually impacted parts of the philippines. what can they expect? more heavy rain today as well as tomorrow. they've seen in some places over 60 inches of rain just in about 48 hours. the storm is really just to the south of manila. we're going to see rain here in luzon. this is vermontenous, so rain gets funneled in those value
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lease, making mudslides. >> israel ours away from dissolving parliament. we are live with the next steps before early elections. >> a major break in the search for 43 missing students in mexico. we'll tell you about the new evidence. >> on a much lighter note, it is the season for yule tied cheer and just a few holiday spirits dressed as old st. nick. that and other videos captured by our citizen journalists.
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>> police and protestors coming to blows in it italy at the kickoff of opera season. activists traditionally use opening night to protest a range of. >>. this year focused on housing rights and labor rules. >> parts of australia being hit once again by a nasty hail storm. look at that. this is from sydney with a stretch of severe weather over the past week. this storm left thousands of people without power. >> hundred was people in london getting into the christmas
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spirit. they are gathering outside buckingham palace singing carols. the annual event takes place in cities across the world. >> there's a possible break through in the search for 43 missing students in mexico. charred remains were positively identified as one student, alexander mora. authorities urge caution, saying there is not enough physical or scientific evidence linking all remains found in the garbage dump to that killing. >> israel's parliament is on the way to dissolving itself. we are live in jerusalem. how unusual is what we're seeing? >> it's the first time in more than 50 years the israeli parliament will vote to dissolve itself, fewer than two years after it was elected. israel is on the verge of being 100 days away from an election
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that is a referendum on the man who launched these early elections, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> for nearly 20 years, benjamin netanyahu's been running for prime minister. he first won in 1996. he won again in 2009. and just 20 months ago, but even though this term didn't end for are two more years, he dissolved his own government. >> the situation became untenable with the coalition partners that he had and he had no choice but to move it forward. >> i hope to receive a new broad mandate from the people to form a new stable government. >> bennett's base is lee lingous dinists, supported by israeli settlers living in the west bank. he is considered a hawk. >> i want to help lead israel not vision that i believe in, the vision if you will of a light house in a storm, a light house that's strong in this
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muslim storm. >> we are prepared to protect our independence, our sovereignty and there will not be any compromise. >> their chief opposition, herzok hopes to lead a coalition often referred to as anyone by netanyahu. he exposed what he calls netanyahu's extremism. in this election, he is the dove. >> the other centrist leader who netanyahu fired appeals to the secular middle class. he'll emphasize economic relief and wants to grant asylum to many african migrants. >> israelis vote for parties and in history, no party has ever won a majority, there's always a coalition government. there are 120 seats in parliament and politics here are
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so fractured, the prime minister's party might only end up with 20 seats or one in six. >> netanyahu's expected to win and former coalition of the right wing and the religious makes israel palestinian peace talks less likely. >> benjamin netanyahu doesn't want any peace process. >> right now, violence may be spiking. this election is about personality and netanyahu's message will be singular. >> it will not be a message of peace, it will be a message of security, i'm the only one that can handle the challenge facing the state of israel and vote for me and we'll be ok, vote for the others, we might die. >> israeli jets hit two targets outside of damascus. hezbollah officials said the targets were hezbollah as far as to air missiles and drones destined for the lebanese-israeli border.
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the sent terrorist party called the strikes political saying it was the beginning of the netanyahu's campaign, and as we heard, we will focus on security. that gives you a sense of how high the stakes are here. >> nick schiffron, live for us in jerusalem, thank you. >> the obama administration is issuing new guidelines on racial profiling, banning federal law enforcement officials from targets officials based on religion, national origin or other cashing san francisco. they hope this will serve as a model. >> as part of the my brothers keepers initiative, that program was launched to empower america's young black men. >> a messy week in the east as a coastal storm movers in. kevin has more. tell us. >> it's going to be messy, a lot of snow.
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i'm not a fan of winter. we have two elements coming together, one across the great lakes is bringing snow and ice, parts of wisconsin. >> the energy is going to merge and this is the forecast for tomorrow on tuesday. along the coast of new jersey through connecticut and parts of massachusetts will be rain, heavy rain at times, up to the north, it is going to be snow. the snow's going to continue from tuesday towards wednesday. some locations in new york are going to get over 15 inches of snow. we do think it's going to improve by wednesday night, but travel is going to be a nightmare on the roads, as well as at the airports. >> you got to watch this. all right, kevin, thank you. >> former and current government leaders are embracing for the worst now. a report on c.i.a. interrogation techniques could be released within the next few days. lisa stark is live in washington for are what we might learn in this report.
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>> an al jazeera exclusive, counter terrorism police in kenya admit to eliminating radical muslims. an inside look at the country's death squat. >> uber facing backlash in india, one key city bans the service following the alleged rape of a female passenger. stay tuned.
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>> my name is elenor and for the last 25 years i was bernie madoff's secretary. >> an unimaginable story of betrayal. >> they lived this incredible life. it just never occurred to me
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that they were living on the dime of the clients. >> greed... >> bernie was stealing every nickel but he wasn't trading anything. >> ... and entitlement. >> you took my grandchildren's future away from them. >> you're taking a live look now at los angeles, where fire crews are dealing with two separate blazes in buildings there. these are the remnants of the fire at an apartment complex that was under construction. >> good morning, happy monday to you, welcome to al jazeera america. just ahead, new details emerging in the killing of an american at a malin abu dhabi. we have the latest in that case. >> we're talking with the lawyer of one of the guantanamo detainees. >> fire crews in los angeles working to put out two huge fires this morning. one breaking out overnight at an
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apartment complex under construction, just blocks from downtown. highway officials had to close lanes on two major freeways and a second fire consumed a commercial building two miles away. new details about the rescue attempt in yemen left an american journalist dead. they didn't know talks were underway to free a south african teacher also held by al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. pierre corky was killed along with luke somers before rescue. >> the release of a report critical of c.i.a. interrogation tactics, the report has been in the works for years. making the information now could provoke violence across the world. >> we're expecting to hear more about the interrogation techniques that the c.i.a. used on terror suspects after the
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9/11 attacks. of course waterboarding that be widely reported, but we're expected to see in this report details of some other harsh methods such as sleep deprivation, confinement and humiliation. one thing the regard may say is that the c.i.a. went beyond the law in techniques and lied about it to congress and others. something the agency heavily disputes. another controversial part of this report is likely to be a conclusion reached by some, investigators on the democratic side that these techniques didn't get a lot of good information for the u.s. that's something that the c.i.a. and others strongly disagree with. >> some democrats fear that if the report isn't reds before republicans take over congress, it won't be released at all. is that a possibility at this point? >> absolutely. it's why dyan feinstein who
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wants to release it is likely to do so despite the pushback. senator from north carolina will take over the committee and voted against the release of this report earlier in the year and said he believes what the c.i.a. did was perfectly legal and fine. it is unlikely as held of the committee he will release the report. that's why we'll likely see it before the end of the year. >> lisa, thank you. >> joining us now is the director of the liberty and national security program at n.y.u.'s brendan center for justice and also an al jazeera security and law contributor. thanks so much for joining us this morning. first off, you believe this report is justified, correct? >> absolutely. i mean, this report is the ultimate reckoning of what happened in the years following 9/11 when the bush administration secretly carried out a torture program that lost us allies across the globe that
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has served as a recruiting tool for our enemy, like al-qaeda, and that hasn't been proven to be effective. it's time the american people learn what happened so it doesn't happen again. >> what about the threat of violence? let's listen to republican chairman of the house intelligence committee. >> our foreign leaders have approached the government and said if you do this, this will cause violence and death. our own intelligence said it will cause violence and death. >> could we be looking at benghazi or more beheadings or worst, another 9/11. >> there's never a good time to come clean to begin with. when you're looking at national security threats, you've got to look at it in a very broad perspective. it seems to me the biggest threat to our national security has been the on going damage at a the torture program has done
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to the united states both in terms of its reputation and in terms of serving as a recruiting tool. i think the real threat to our national security is not releasing the report and not actually having the final reckoning about what happened during the torture program. >> say the report is reds. you mentioned the notion of timing, the obama administration saying look, we can do this, i endorse this, but timing is a factor here especially in a very delicate time in our foreign relations policy. is there really a time to do this and does timing matter? >> this report has been done for years. the entire bulk of this year has been fighting over what is going to be redacted and kept secret. this is not suddenly something dianne feinstein has come up with and said i want to release this before christmas. this is something that's been going or for a really long time. the 11th hour raising of fears seems to me too convenient,
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frankly. >> who does it specifically help? >> it helps the american people, right? we've had this program for -- it lasted most of the last decade, and we've had this on going debate in the united states around three things, one, is what we did torture, and i think the report will definitively answer that question. two, did congress know what was going on. the c.i.a. has said over and over again, again, most recently that hey, guys, you know, this was not a secret, it was authorized by law, the congressional leader ship knew what was going on. this should give answers whether or not congress knew or was something that the executive branch was doing without our elective rivers knowing what was happening. the third thing is we're still debating the effectiveness of torture. one of the key things this report based on leaks is supposed to do is actually put that to rest and demonstrate once and for all that some of the key intelligence we got was
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through regular interrogation methods and not the use of torture. it is an important piece of putting that debate to rest. >> a debate that is contentious and still unfolding. >> a u.s. drone strike in pakistan has reportedly killed one of al-qaeda's senior commanders. the attack took place in the northern waziristan region. the attack cups a day after another al-qaeda leader was killed in a similar drone strike. new details emerging this morning in the fatal stabbing of an american woman in abu dhabi, her family saying she was targeted just for being a foreigner. we're learning more about the suspect. >> we are. officials haven't released the suspect's name, but we know she may have targeted other
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foreigners. the woman had only been teaching in the united emirates for about a year. we're hearing from her former husband and members of the expat community there. >> a candlelight vigil in dubai or a mother officials describe as a lone terrorist act. >> i don't know what motivation is behind this mishappening, this disgusting deed. >> the woman was at the malwith her two boys last week. little did they know moments later, their mom would be murdered in a brutal and random assault. it happened steps away from her sons. >> the boys were around the corner, and all they saw was some police officers running by. they figured she was delayed for something and waited there for a good injure as the police pieced together the incident, new clues are emerging. they believe a female assailant dressed in a black veil commonly worn by women throughout the arab gulf region lured ryan into
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a public bathroom and repeatedly stabbed her simply because she was american. >> other than she was a westerner, i would say, this lady, i shouldn't even call her a lady, this monster of a person was lying in wait for someone like her to come along. unfortunately, it was my kids' marry. >> the suspected killer looked at websites affiliated with extremist the. she is accused of planting a makeshift bomb as an american doctor's house. all this deep shock for a community and family that continues to grieve. >> officials say that the suspect selected victims randomly and targeted anyone who looked foreigned, so ryan may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> thanks so much. >> the man responsible for coordinating the government's ebola response is making plans to leave the job. he will step down marsh one.
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he became ebola coordinator in october. white house officials say everyone agreed it would be a short term position. he plans to join two private sector firms. >> an american doctor who contracted ebola in sierra leone is on the mend. he had been treating ebola patients for the world health organization and flown to atlanta's emery university hospital for treatment in september. he lost 30 pounds, was on a vent ventilator for 12 days. he kept his identity a secret in order to protect his family. >> police in kenya admit they killed suspects without due process and trial. >> officers targeted so-called radicalized muslims. all of it was part of a much bigger government scheme. >> this is the body, one of 21 suspected radical muslims allegedly gunned down by kenya's
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police since 2012. he predicted his death when i met him last year. >> i'm the one who is being terrorized. my life is the one in danger. >> aljazeera's investigative unit has spoken to the police hitmen involved in the killings. we verified that they were members of kenya's counter terrorism units and we agreed to conceal their identities. britain and america have provided millions of dollars of counter terrorism training and equipment to i can't even's
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police and claim western agencies know he about the killings, because they provide some of of the intelligence in police reports like these obtained by al jazeera. >> do you think the british know that you guys are eliminating terrorist targets? >> they do. once they give us the information, they know. >> the head of the international bar association said the interviews provide prima facie evidence that individuals from western governments are complicit in the killings and could face charges. >> if there are individuals that are found to be not just training, but are actually found to have been directing, supervising, targeting individuals that in turn would be targeted in a killing, then there is a criminal responsibility. >> the british foreign offers
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said it was aware of the allegations of extra judicial killings in kenya, but rejected involvement while the kenyan police denied running an elimination program. >> simon bose man joins us from london. that report, just a small part of what you were working on, can you tell us what else you learned in this investigation? >> good morning. we learned that this killing program wasn't restricted just only suspected islamist militants, moved into kenyan life and normal kenyans going about their business were targeted, whether they didn't have a bribe on them, purely at the whim of a police officer. they were not above planting guns on a person after an attack
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to make it look like they were terrorists. >> the u.s. and kenya have been close allies for decades. what could be the repercussions from your report? >> >> the americans have been quite open about their funding for kenya's counter terrorism program. they spent over $125 million since 2009, supporting these counter terrorism units. it is said these third party countries providing support and intelligence to kenyans could be liable to criminal prosecution because these are criminal acts. that would require an investigation to be done by the american authorities into what they knew, what their intelligence was being shared, so there is a risk of a prosecution. i severely doubt that will happen, but hopefully what will happen is that western governments will pressure kenya to reform the police service.
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>> simon boseman, thank you. >> a teenager leading the pro democracy movement in hong kong has ended a week long hunger strike. the 18-year-old said his doctors told him his heating was failing. he has been calling for open elections and trying to pressure the government there to hold talks. beijing said hong kong can only use preapproved candidates. >> in grease, anti austerity protestors hit the streets as a new budget was passed for 2015. labor unions are upset with cuts to pensions and salaries. it has not yet opinion approved. >> indians in new delhi will not be able to hail a ride using uber, band after a driver was accused of raping a passenger. we have the story. >> the latest case of alleged rape by an uber cab driver in
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new delhi has raised key issues that india has been struggling to deal with in recent years, issues of rape, women's rights and safety, and sexual violence in the country. to clarify, we should say that uber is the global cab transportation service that operates in india via a web or mobile application based, facilitating transportation through drivers providing services. what we're seeing go forward is an idea that this is an issue that millions of women in india of been struggling with, getting to and from every day, getting around some of the world's biggest cities and again, feeling the stress and certainly the challenges of these very simple tasks. >> this week, india will mark two years since the gang rape and murder of a student in new delhi, prompting international
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outrage. >> six men are waking up to a new world after transferred from guantanamo bay to uruguay. >> we are talking to a attorney of one of the transferees about what is next for his client. >> a record-setting truffle hitting the auction blocks over the weekend. a price a food lover paid for the fungus. >> time for our big quote, plenty of reaction to the pentagon decision to send six guantanamo prisoners to uruguay. >> one official saying: the president offering that tough talk, next.
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>> who said it's a kidnapping nest, because a jail assumes it is subject to some sort of rule of law and there is none of that there? that's our big quote from the president of uruguay, jose
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mujica. he was in prison for 12 years. >> that detainee release was the largest from guantanamo in five years, six detineee's sent to uruguay. they are four syrians, a tunisian and palestinian. it is the first time anyone from guantanamo has been sent to saw the america. the government said they will be treated as refugees. i want to go to attorney eisenberg, joining us from ashville, massachusetts this morning. thank you for your time. have you spoken with your client since he arrived in uruguay and is he a free man this morning? >> we understand he is a free man. i have not spoken to him. we do have two colleagues representing two of the other detainees who have been freed, but it is a very good day for us. we are just elated, after all
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these years of unfair imprisonment to think of those man without shackle. i've never seen them without shackles. >> he ended up spending 11 years as gitmo. what evidence did the u.s. have to continue holding him for so long? >> none. he was first cleared for transfer are january 7, 2007 by the bush administration. like oops, my bad, we shouldn't have grabbed this guy. he was cleared again in june of 2007 by the bush administration. he was cleared by the guantanamo bay task force. nine of the 15 cabinet level agencies in our government got together and formed a task force, looked over every page, every syllable as to the allegations against these men and declared him fit for transfer in january of 2010 was not even the most recent, just
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repeatedly cleared for transfer, but congress decided in its own judgment that it would barney transfers. >> political reasons are what a lot of attorneys for these detainees cite as the reason they're clients are still held. you ever written that your client was in the wrong place at the wrong time. according to the summary of evidence, he was arrested with other men in a guest house that was used by a senior al-qaeda operative. how does he explain that? >> he was a member of an islamic organization studying islam, doing community service. he had run out of money, he had gone to northeast pakistan and then ended up in this guest house where he was staying for cheap, looking to get into a university. it so happened that a bad guy had stayed at that place, so there was a raid and like 86% of all the men in guantanamo, he was picked up on a ransom.
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the united states paid money to a lot of people who needed money for information rewarding people who was different. he was not pakistani, he was picked up from the guest house. >> a senate report on c.i.a. interrogation tactics is due to be released this week. were enhanced interrogation techniques used on your clients? waterboarding wasn't, but it is classified holding somebody in isolation for years on end as torture, so he was certainly tortured. he was force fed as early as 2006. one as a matter of protest, not as a matter of suicide, he wanted to prototest his continued confinement. he suffered so many in dignities. >> does he he feel resentful. u.s. for his detention?
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>> that's a great question. that's one of the reasons why i truly adore this man. he said the following to me when i asked him that question. he said i know what it's like to live under a repressive regime and most of us do. we understand that it's not the people of the united states holding us, it's their government. i harbor no ill feelings towards americans, but towards the government. i think that's about right. >> what happens next for him in uruguay? what are the plans to resettle him. >> the plan is that these six men thankfully will be able to live together. they're going to apply for and be provisionally granted u.n. refugee status. they'll be getting a stipend, they'll be getting free spanish lessons, free job training. they'll be able to live. they are free. they can eat what they want and walk where they want. >> and presumably they'll be seeing their families, soon, as
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well. >> their family is -- yeah. >> talk, sir, for your time this morning. >> thank you. >> on a much lighter note, one food lover from taiwan is now the proud owner of a very expensive fungus. look at that, the world's largest white truffle sold for more than $602,001,000 this weekend. it weighs more than four pounds. it must be eaten within the next few weeks. ment auction's proceeds went to charity. >> i can't think of a taiwan food that they could put that on, but ok. >> i think an american one, french fries. >> or pasta. >> more drought relief on the way for california this week. we have more on that. >> in order to get to the drought relief, we'll have to go through flooding. the culprit is low pressure off the coast. the rain is all right beginning across parts of northern california. this is what the forecast map looks like as we go towards
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wednesday. the rain will ease in from the north. as we go toward thursday, it's going to make its way down towards san diego. in some locations especially to the north, we are expecting to see between five and eight inches of rain, so that means mudslides, landslides, drought relief, but we need it to be slow rain. this is going to be fairly hard. >> thanks so much. >> coming up in two minutes, more on the decision in india to ban uber after a passenger was allegedly raped by a driver. >> tomorrow morning, much more on that c.i.a. interrogation report. we'll talk about what impact its release could have on security all around the world. >> that's it for us here in new york. before we go, a quick look at our images of the day as people getting into the holiday spirit, dressing at old st. nick for the annual santa run in germany. >> children taking part in the annual event, which got its start in 2008. >> we hope you're having a great
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morning and we'll see you right back here tomorrow at 7:00 a.m.
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>> ken in a's death squad leader talk with al jazeera about muslims who go without trial. this is live from doha. also on the program a $16 billion problem. the u.n. needs urgent cash for crisis, and refugees are the top priority. new delhi taxi service uber said that a passenge