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[ technical difficulties ] seven years ago kevin lunny bought the floundering farm here and turned it into a 1.5 million dollar annual business, but some environmentalists say he has outstayed his welcome and it is time for the farm to stop production. >> but it is fundamentally incompatible with a national park wilderness area to have a commercial, private oyster operation... it just doesn't fit. >> lunny insists he is a responsible steward of the land and exemplifies sustainability. lunny says if the lower court ruling against him stands, the community may gain a quiet estuary, but some of their cultural history will be lost. >> start with one issue education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation...
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the japanese go to the polls. >> a deeper look. a debate in deadlock at the climate change summit in peru good to have you with us. we start with news from capitol hill. in a partisan vote the senate passed a long-term spending bill averting a government shutdown for the next year. >> the ayes are 56, nays are 40. the motion so concur is passed. >> shortly after 10 tonight the senate passed a $1.1 trillion bill, which will head to president obama to be signed. white house correspondent mike viqueira has more. >> something of an anticlimax in washington. the bill funding the government until october 1st, $1 trillion passed the senate despite the
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drama and a near revolution on the part of rank and file democrats in congress against the democratic white house and president obama. many are upset about a number of extraneous its tucked into that, chiefly that measure rolling back the financial reform bill, a hallmark of president obama's first term. many looked at what happened over the course of the past couple of days, saying it's a sign of the president's fortunes, of his lame duck presidencies, saying it will have repercussions. for his part president obama in remarks on friday says it was not a perfect bill, he'll sign it anyway. he's against the provision rolling back the financial reforms, but this is what bipartisanship looks like mike viqueira at the white house. here are some of the other matters. tripling limits on individual contributions to political parties. cutting the budgets of the e.p.a. and i.r.s. loosening rules of how
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many hours per day and week truck drivers can drive. >> tomorrow on "the week ahead", we'll look at the spending bill and invite you to join us sunday night at 8:30pm eastern, 5:30 pacific another major story, a call for justice. tens of thousands of demonstrators from coast to coast make a power of the statement against police brutality. in washington, an emotional scene as families of african-american men spoke of hope for the future. >> all the way from st louis, the brown family. our respect - man, you all kept this alive for all the families. >> if they don't see this and make a change, i don't know what we have got to do. >> in new york, one of the largest protests, demonstrators angry over the killing of a father of six who died after an officer put him in a choke hold. more from courtney kealy.
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>> reporter: the million man march nycp organised the protest, took out a permit and asked for all people to take to the streets, which they did for several hours, for a 4 mile long march through the heart of city. it began with demonstrators marching behind posters of eric garner's eyes. he died after being placed in a police choke hold. protests started 10 days ago after a staten island jury decided not to indict the police officer who put eric garner in the choke-hold. the firing of krstimir pantic -- pantelayo, he's the subject of an investigation. a call for the prosecutor's office to handle cases of police misconduct. in march, protesters chanted "i
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can't breathe", which is what eric garner said over and over before his face was pushed into the side walk. there are many things being chanted, including shut it down, and no peace, no justice. a familiar restrain. protesters stretched from washington square park where i'm hearing they are filling the park and taking to the streets. it's over about a mile and a half long now. tens of thousands of people, differs crowd, peaceful, taking to the streets. they have a prime minister, and organizers made sure everyone could come out and protest. >> this professor brought her students from a black study course on the march. >> we have been doing direct action, that's the reason we are here. this is a moment where the children, people in wheelchairs, a little show, not as quick on their feet, can participate. >> i love it. i feel like there's so much
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unity, we are here together for a cause. >> the name of the protest is a reference to the million man march held by activists 20 years ago. >> it culminated in one police plaza. some are demanding the resignation of police commissioner william brattan. >> another focus for demonstrators today in the nation's capital. thousands of activists drilled in from the east coast to join demonstrators there. libby casey has the story from washington d.c. the march brought together the family of unarmed african-americans killed by police. it gives the families a chance to talk about justice. civil rights leaders say they are a symbol of an unfair system, and thousands gathered to support them and rally for change. >> hands up, don't shoot. >> from tamir rice in cleveland. >> my son was 12 years old, just a baby, a baby.
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my baby. >> to eric garner in new york city. unarmed african-americans killed by police, their deaths becoming national symbols. eric garner's cousin travelled by bus to new york, to join thousands who didn't know his relative, but knew his name. >> his loss has become a gain for the whole world, to help change the laws. >> don't shoot. >> marchers say justice shouldn't be selective. they want the white house to hear this, congress to listen, and see change happen. >> that's why whites and blacks are here together, showing the world that this is not a black march or white march. this is an american march for the rights of american people. >> reporter: the rally organised by groups at the n.a.a.c.p., with decades of experience gathering crowds in washington. it's a thu generation taking on the -- new generation taking on the fight using social media.
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>> i'm here for the future, hoping that it will make a difference, that will be in place by the time my wife and i have children, and we won't have to have that conversation of this is how you act around police officers others driven to protests by frustration. >> i shouldn't be marching. i marched when i was a teenager. i marched for the same things. i shouldn't be doing this. it should not be necessary. >> reporter: but it is necessary say those that got on buses at 3 o'clock in the morning and travelled hundreds of miles to make their voices heard, in the hops of changing things. >> two streams of activism, the establishment and a new generation hungry for change quickly. they want to see police officers treat everyone fairly, and want to make sure congress passes laws to see it happen. >> as we mentioned protests took place in other cities as well.
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protesters gathered in other states as well. police preps was notable. demonstrations were peaceful it was a similar show of support in north carolina. hundreds turned out for a march. marching for 3 miles shouting "hands up, don't shoot." people are rallying for the same cause, calling it a day of anger because black lives matter. in missouri, the st louis county posterior released more documents related to the ferguson's shooting. today's is from a friend who was with him that died. at the time the prosecutor promised to unseal all evidence presented to the grand jury. he says he mistakenly failed to include today's records with the first documents send out voting is underway in japan and snap parliamentary elections, prime minister shinzo
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abe is looking for a land slide victory he hopes will give new momentum to reforms. harry fawcett is covering the elections where the polls are open. good afternoon where you are, harry. >> hi, there. the election is, as you say, underway. there is some battlement among the elections as to why it is necessary after shinzo abe won in a landslide. 23% of japanese voters told a survey they were confused by the need for the election, and it seemed to be arrested by a survey, down 3% from two years ago. the motivation seems clear. >> reporter: closing out the campaign for a contest he's almost certain to win. japan's prime minister painting this as a high stake choice.
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if we create a country, japan will grow bigger. if we listen to the democratic part of japan, japan will never grow. we are finished if we give up. two years into a 4-year parliament. shinzo abe needs a mandate for the economic recovery plan. stimulus, moptry easing make up the three arrows, designed to end inflation and spur growth. >> inflation in johnan is history. prices are increasing, not as much. clearly on the inflation side of policy, it has been successful and households are starting to think too successful. >> imports like the beef used at the fast food chain is more expensive. a lunchbreak staple for the first time in 24 years. despite the cost of living
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voters are inclined to see shinzo abe have more time. if there is inflation, i hope it will help japan. >> translation: rather than see people change, i hope one person can stick around and do what we have to do. the prime minister called the election at a time when the opposition is in disarray. there's little to lose, plenty to gain. >> reporter: this election is framed as a referendum on economic policy. victory, and the extra two years in power will allow him to move ahead on a number of issues. there has been no mention in the campaign of nuclear power. the government plans to reactivate the fukushima pay plant. it's carried out a reininterpretation of the
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constitution. a two-thirds majority for the government would allow it to make revisions. >> he could attempt constitutional reforms. they'd be unpopular much shinzo abe has though remember in 2006 his government collapsed because the public thought he was missing too much on the brigades and not focussing on the economy. if he does it again, it could end the same way as the first government. >> electoral experts are predicting a slow turn out in an election few appear to want. with a longer term in office, it makes perfect political sense. >> the polls are suggesting that the ruling party could outdo its counter situation in parliament of 295 seats, getting a two-thirds majority. this is a low turn out. shinzo abe and his party are not going to do that too much.
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what will be the test for shinzo abe. >> not this election victory. what is going be the test is how the election policies play out. the first two arrows, the monetary easing on a huge scale, the first doc stimulus, the recession that people expect to come out of that recession in the early part of next year. it's been having success. that will last as long as the measures ask. what is important is whether he gets through the structural reforms. there's serious opposition. and indeed among those in his own party. they'll be satisfied by the likely victory. the real test will come with what he does with his 4-year mandate. >> thank you. >> a political squabble in europe is reeking havoc. at issue is a stalled
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construction of the pipeline. kim vinnell reports, the west are getting the blame. >> these abandoned pipes in northern serbia should have been underground two weeks ago, pat of a $40 billion gas highway. they are a reminder of what serbia could have had. >> translation: we lost a lot of money, we planned to receive 300, and 350 euros. now with the budget the way it is, we don't have a way to earn that money. >> the pipeline would have gone from russia to the black sea. hungry and slovenia. it was fit to provide energy for 38 million households. now serbs wonder what will come next. most of the pipeline came from
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russia, serbia counted on investment from other parts. >> the cancellation is a loss for young people who had the opportunity to improve their skills, i hope something will come of it. for now it is a severe blow. >> some in europe are blaming brussels for asking bulgaria to stop construction. it said the project was in breach of e.u. law. analysts say cooling east-west relations are playing out. if russia bypassed the pipe network, we'd have leverage to make demands of kiev, encouraging allies to turn eastward. >> pipeline politics is putting energy supplies at risk, with a risk between moscow and the west to blame. >> the federal bureau of investigation tonight is warning u.s. companies to watch out for cyber hackers from iran. a sophisticated iran-paced
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hacking operation is targeting contractors, energy companies and educational institutions. they say hackers are using malware launched from addresses in tehran next, a deeper looking at the climate summit in peru plus a man in india has been arrested for what he posted on his twitter account in support of i.s.i.l. >> who do you protect? >> ...of what's really going on in ferguson >> they were so angry because it could have been them >> fault lines, ferguson: race and justice in the u.s. one hour special only on al jazeera america
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welcome back, tonight we take a deeper look at the climate change conference in lima, peru. the summit ran longer after the u.s. and china couldn't agree on an outcome. china said the draft put to much emphasis on developing countries, compared to countries burning the most fossil fuels.
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>> reporter: a message to world leaders and delegates in lima - just get something done. activists make their point outside the negotiating halls. on the inside rang wring goes on and on -- ladies and gentlemen goes on and on -- wrangling goes on and on. >> we are almost there, we don't need to make just a final effort. we don't need to take political decision. we are almost there. there are no reason to stop this process. there's no reason to postpone our decision. meters from the negotiations another point is made. >> for us assist either death or justice, we demand climate justice. >> reporter: they say the people representing their countries lost touch with their reality.
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>> lima didn't help us. what happened in the real world you have before taking to the streets, is divestment. this has not controlled that. it's a way in which it can launch on a path. >> the debate as to how pledges to cut emissions will work, and that old row. how rich countries finance poor and developing nations to fight and adapt to climate change. we are past the closed of business, there's plenty of work to do. it is supposed to be about laying down a clear and concise path to paize. it has not done that earlier i discussed the outcome with daniel canon, from california, berkeley. and jake schmitt. the director of the international programme at the natural resources defense council, who joined us from
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lima, peru. i started by asking if he was encouraged or discouraged by the talks in lima. >> we came into the talks by a major announcement. and for countries to put money into a climate fund. we hoped the momentum would carry forward. and that it would put us in a solid path to get the agreement in paris. >> there seems to be a giant threat, but we failed to act. why is the progress so slow? >> there's a number of reasons the biggest one is we began in the mid-90s, the biggest economies need to step forward. we signed but didn't radify the protocol. we looked at china, india.
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there was a lot of time wasted now the u.s. and china laid down different but agreed upon targets. there's a new possibility. i'm not surprised there has not been progress. what the u.s. and china did is just a few weeks old. it's opened up a new path. what you are seeing here is negotiating a new landscape. not enough happened, buts there is a bright possibility. >> some would argue over how far we have come in the past decade. is there a scientific consensus on climate change? >> scientifically there is. i'm a member of the intergovernmental panel on climate change, the i.p.c.c. sharing the 2006 peace prize, and it reported over and over again with certainty that climate change is not only coming, but is with us now.
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every time we see storms, droughts, fires, hurricanes, we see examples of what is coming, in some parts of the world, what is here now. scientifically there's no debate. the real process is figuring out who will take the first large steps, domestically and how to develop enough of a fund so that poor countries can step forward. >> is comes down to developing countries. what are we seeing. >> there's a number of countries on the front line of climate change. developed countries are feeling the brunt of change. they are seeing communities devastated. it's brought it front and the center. they have to deal with the challenge. it's a matter of life and death.
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they are feeling frustrated. at the same time we see the shift dramatically from a debit about when the big developing countries would put reproduction targets on the table. and we began that conversation. what we see is next year all the major countries will come forward. hopefully they'll put it on to the right path. there's a struggle between the old cold built up in developing countries, and a new world with a set of remission reductions from all countries, the united states and europe how should countries share the burdens of cutting greenhouse gas emission, and who should pay? >> it's a challenge to think about this as a burden.
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we are finding, whether in china and the united states and india, that it's in everyone's interests. it reduces air pollution and creates jobs it's a challenge to shift from the old thinking to this is a pain to something that creates huge opportunities and protects lives and communities. what the challenge as we go into paris will be is how to build the momentum into what countries put on the table. how do we present that it is in everyone's interests to move on the issues. countries put on the table new funding initiatives to help move to carbon economies faster than the developed countries has done, so learning lessons, and bypassing the mistakes that the
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developing countries made, with a little incentive, finance, helping to deal with adaptation faced on the ground from the impacts of weather. and the more to come. >> i want to stay on your point. what are the changes faced when it comes to climate? >> the first is that climate change is costing economies around the world money today. and it's costing poorer countries and poorer regions more, because the poor are more vulnerable to changes in climate, changes in health issues, agriculture effecting them first. the i.p.c. recognised that in 2000. it's not a new statement. it changes the landscape because the benefits don't come in a check that the climate bank rites to you, but in the way of
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greater resilience and exposure to floods. whether in central america, droughts and avco or monsoon. they cost. infrastructure is exposed. the problem is even if we recognise acting on climate is a benefit often if comes in other serkts. somehow the health coffers pay the climate coffers for that. whether it's a north to south transfer. they are not easy things to do. up sl the u.s. and china made a step forward, agreeing to significant, but not enough, targets in the coming decades it was about a north-south debate. and which regions can step forward in terms of policies and financially. >> and mr schmidt said not to look at this as being a burden. how do we move forward, who is
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creating a roadblock when it comes to an agreement? >> we all are. we have a few countries and states in the lead. we look at korea, california, germany, denmark, bangladesh. these are places in the north and the south making major steps. 80% emissions reductions targeted by 2050 as a national, regional, state roadmap. this is something which we haven't figured out the language for. we don't have a price on carbon, whether it's through attacks or cap and trade in most of the world. china has been important set of trials, california has one, the new england states, united states, europe has carbon markets, but we are not each seeing that process take off around the world. we need a common financial language, carbon language - it
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isn't perfect. but it is a tool we need to allow the dialogue, that we need to happen in lima and to get ready with major statements and commitments. >> with that said, what does a solid solution, plan, look like, looking ahead? as we get into paris, the key bench mark will we do we have commitments from the major emitters putting us on the right path. are they significant or putting in place the measures at home to deliver on those. we don't need grand promises in the international negotiations to deliver strong targets, we need countries to change the law and policies, spurring renewable energy, efficiency, building out transportation, things that countries can do, and we are starting to see them be implemented on the ground. we need to make sure that the countries take the next step and
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therefore this as we go into paris. we have a huge opportunity we hope the world leaders look at the issue. there is an opportunity to solve this. we need the politiciansers the leaders, companies to come forward and say we'll do this. are there positive symbols ahead? >> i think there are. if you look at places dispirit, you see similar long-term targets and efforts to transform the economy. kenya is hired powered dominated. because of climate change, they are worried that the resource will not be there. they have a lan to be dominant by geonermal power, and is building the largest wind farm in africa, has the most active and aggressive off grid market. they are policies developed internally in kenya and needed
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support. and one of the things that didn't happen in lima - i hope it will happen in the last bits of negotiation are funds made available. so there can be 100 kenyans, you can see a lot of transitions, and we have seen too little money put in. the goal is the global green fund. it will have $100 million a year. right now there's less than a tenth of that, it's not even on an annual basis, we know how to get this done. we have to see a global community stepping up, and public sector and private sector have to be in the lead. >> hoping for progress. we'll have to leave it there. at the university of california, and jake schmitt recollects the director of the international programme of natural resources. thank you for being with us. still ahead. we'll take you to the heart of march for justice in new york city
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and arrested for his tweets, authorities in india accuse of man of supporting i.s.i.l. through social media. to keep this business going. >> an intimate look at middle class families. >> i panicked because, how we gonna pay that? >> the issues we face. >> there's no way to pay for it. >> fighting to survive. >> she's like my role model... as in perseverance. >> building a better future. >> it's coming together little by little. >> real life solutions you can't afford to miss. >> we're making it the best that we can. >> "america's middle class - rebuilding the dream". >> tuesday. >> 7:00 eastern. >> only on al jazeera america.
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morning news every morning 7 eastern only on al jazeera america if they don't see this and make a change, i don't know what we got to do protesters joined families of police killed by police, calling attention to police brutality against african-americans. [ chanting ] >> a similar screen in new york city. large crowds blocked traffic, shutting the brooklyn bridge, and what was dubbed the millions march. wim back, more on our top story. a day of protests. courtney kealy spent much of the day covering the demonstrations in new york. >> the peaceful protest ended here at 1 police plaza, police headquarters here underneath the brooklyn bridge.
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some protesters broke off starting their own protests. what you saw were tens of thousands of people taking to the streets. it was a peace. process, talking a permit out to take on the protest, to take to the streets. we saw children, family members, mothers and formers, college students, and one woman i spoke to was 84 years old. she felt she needed to come out and talk to the police saying their lives matter. it started with black lives matter. it was reflected in other parts of the country. the process is demanding city wide and state-wide judicial reform, asking for the prosecutors office to look into the act. asking for the resignation of police commissioner here in new york city. >> turning or attention, police arrested a pan for running a twitter account in support of
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i.s.i.l. >> his twitter handle of mehdi biswas was a widely followed account. we have more from new delhi. >> police in india say this is the man whose extreme post attracted almost 18,000 twitter followers. they say mehdi biswas was leading a double life, working as a marketing executive during the day, operating a pro-i.s.i.l. twitter account by night. his twitter handle was shumy witness, an investigation by britain's chanel 4 news uncovered his identity. >> i have not harmed anybody or broken any laws of the country. i have not waved any violence against the public of india. i haven't increased arguments against allies of the republic of india. they may see that charm.
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i just said stop. people followed me. and i followed them back, and we talked. >> police in bangaluru arrested him, but say he has no links with i.s.i.l. he's charged with a number of crimes, including inciting war against india's allies. >> he never facilitied attacks in india. >> not a criminal organization here... >> analysts say mehdi biswas's arrest is not evidence of a wider pro-i.s.i.l. moved in india. his impact may have significant dangers in the places where he got his largest following, which is basically in the u.k. and europe. now, in these places he may end
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up as a tool of recruitment. police say he acted alone, but his posts may have been used by i.s.i.l. recruits who followed him on twitter. >> based on what he says, he is an i.s.i.l. propagandist who collected and distributed information. his tweets may put him behind bars for years. jn berger is the author of a book "i.s.i.s.", and believes this man is more of a fan than a threat. >> he was an influential figure. you know, when you look at the patterns of how he got information, and what he distributed, i think it indicates that he probably was getting his information the same way someone like me would. you know the sources, and you know where to look and find information in press releases as
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they come out. where it will get complicated is whether he was facilitating foreign fighters connection to travel in i.s.i.s. or syria, where there are crimes being committed. and if it was the united states, that would be kind of really the problem for someone like him. >> berger says that i.s.i.l.'s social media team, the source of information from the group, maintains a low profile. >> in iraq, i.s.i.l. fighters are making gains in province, they captured a village, 7 miles west of the capital. we have this exclusive orp on the fight to win it back. >> here in anbar, fighting is close range, and almost person. special forces captain fires, aiming at a house where i.s.i.l. gunmen are holed out in the palm
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groves. they are part of a unit trained by special forces, clearing the way for the army. this sniper is fighting for his country and family, including his daughter. >> translation: there is less than 500 meters between us. little by little we are advancing. >> this is a strategic spot on the intersection on the road to sala. tribes are coordinating the fight against i.s.i.l. the fighting has been fierce. the i.s.i.l. gunman was killed when a sniper bullet hit the rocket propelled grenade. >> we targeted the rats of i.s.i.l. and destroyed their hideouts. it's in incorporation with the
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knath and 10th division. >> we are clearing the orchards and farms. >> the village is deserted. the area has become a battlefield. the men fighting with special forces are from the tribes much i.s.i.l. against the sunni tribes that turned against them. when the special forces team forbes a deployment and came back to the air base. the american military advisors are back on the base. the fighting is here. around baghdad. i.s.i.l. has been driven back by the security forces. that won't work in anbar, where the population is sunni, tribal and deeply suspicious of the iraqi government. tribal leaders call for arms and ammunition, some calling for
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help from american troops on the ground. it likely won't happen. it's an indication of how desperate the fight is in the western province. still ahead - our world relies on plaveningss for a huge varty of products. did you know many of it ends up in the ocean. we talk about the problems it causes for sea life straight ahead plus a clean up begins in california after a major storm. details, and rebecca. >> more rain on the way. we show you how much will hit california, and when you expect it, all the snow in the united states central area. how much, when, where, when will it end. details ahead.
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>> hundreds of days in detention. >> al jazeera rejects all the charges and demands immediate release. >> thousands calling for their freedom. >> it's a clear violation of their human rights. >> we have strongly urged the government to release those journalists. >> journalism is not a crime. welcome back. the clean-up has begun in california, after a major storm soaked the drought-stricken
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state. the toughest in kamha illo, where a mudslide covered homes. a hillside watched away. 20 feet of mud and debris flowed into the homes blow. firefighters scrambled to help the elderly. most living there lost everything they had. >> it was terribleful. >> it was almost sure reel. i didn't like - it was like it's not happening to me. >> repairing the damage on one block alone is likely to run in the tens of millions. the clean-up stretching beyond the holidays into next year. >> rebecca stevenson joining us with a look at the forecast. >> it's winding it, getting ready to bring in rain fall. it will be north and a little less in the way of an amount of rain. it will move fast. that will help not to dump a whole lot of rain in one area over a long period of time. it will help the flood issues. it will be needed rain for
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california, and a little bit of relief when it comes to how fast it hits. as we look at the drought conditions, it's been forecast out into february. how they'll see the storms panning through. bringing rain, and the forecast is for the drought to continue. it will be improved thanks to the storm systems coming through. in some areas of drought it will be wiped out completely in arizona, and new mexico. >> as we look at the forecast. here comes the system. slippery roads outside. we expected to see several inches of know into the wyoming mountains, down into colorado. sunday night is when the rain comes in for california, and western oregon, we expect them to be in the foothills, one to two inches.
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lighter amounts. half an inch from most areas. that's why we are not expecting to see a diagramsic storm. it was remarkable. here is the warning. you see them impacting parts of the rockies. it will be chilly. you are dropping your warnings as the snow tapers off. as we get into the morning hours, it will track across nebraska, and omahaened up with a few inches of snow. otherwise fog is the big problem. all the moisture settling down, slippery roads and low visibility. >> they'll want to take it slow. >> for the irs time scientists tried to quantify the pollution. fighters from six countries contributed data from 24
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extra-dickses. from 2006 to 2013. they estimated there was more than 5 trillion bits of trash weighing 15,000 tonnes worldwide. you are about to see a map showing the bulk of the debris made up of things eight inches in size, or larger. some of the trashing is concentrated along coast lines. much end up accumulating in larger masses in the o. that's not all. new research suggests that the water acts as shredders, breaking the plastics into smaller pieces across the ocean. we talked with an environmental expert about sea life getting entangled with all the plastics. >> entanglement occurs at all size classes dash whether it's a giant whale - we see pictures of whales wrapped in netting and ropes and buoys all the way down to jelly fish and smaller
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planktonian creatures. i have pictures of jelly fish wrapped up in plaque. it scars the animal, making it so that it dies an excruciating death unable to move about the ocean in a normal way. that is entanglement. and there's ingestion, not just the microplastics, but larger bits and bags. it washed up on the beach with a plastic bag, golf ball. >> there's another threat. eating the plastics is toxic to sea life. when currents move debris it takes away valuable nutrients. coming up, a sign of the changing times. one beauty pageant trying to stay level.
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migrants and refugees face many struggles when moving to a new country, finding work tops the list. an organization in london is helping women, showing how cooking can turn a profit. >> reporter: take a handful of onions, plenty of garlic gloves, chopped by women escaping war or conflict. add a dose of comraderie, sprinkle coriander and it's a recipe for success. the chickpea sisters come from countries racked by violence. they met at a south-west london community center, cooked together and are a growing business. >> we are starting a second. the chickpea sisters are helping me and my colleague recruit for
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a new group of women, and they'll help us train them up. today they are catering lunch for 50. next year they are looking forward to publishing a cookbook, and maybe some day a homeless for sale supermarket. it's not just business. >> these women had to leave their family, home and friends behind. through chickpea sisters they made a new community of women that love to cook together and what they left behind. >> when not cooking with her sisters, this woman is cooking at home. today it's a snack from somalia. five of six children are home from school in hungary. she doesn't know what to say when asked how many children she has. three others died in africa. she found it helps her pain to be around other women who understand what she has gone through. >> we laugh, when you are in
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there. in chickpeas, you have this. >> like other refugees, they have embraced their new life. it's peaceful, schools are good. people are tolerant. now there's the added ingredients of work in a thriving business center. miz world 2014 will be crowned in london tomorrow. since the "70, the contest lost viewers, organizers tried to update the event. is it enough. we take a look. >> reporter: it's the world's biggest beauty pageant. with 120 nations competing for the coveted crown. >> rapturous applause for the blue-eyed blond that likes riding a motorbike and surfing... >> reporter: it began 64 years ago and under wept a series of make overs. nowadays it's about raising
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millions for charity as it is about smiles and swim suits. >> there's a lot of pressure on young women to look good. do you think that this competition adds to that pressure? >> i think that it's important for young women to be themselves, really. i think, you know, if girls want to dress up, or if they want to put on make-up and do the hair, that's fine. >> it's beauty with a purpose. and a would like if people in india appreciate and encourage girls. >> and mess lebanon, do you think the compete his has relevance today, internationally. >> sure, of course, all thelations meet and are united to show beauty and piece all over the world. >> thank you for your type of. i know you have to go back to rehearsals.
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it's down to the judges to work out who will be the fairest of them all. >> the event faced criticism. some wonder whether there was a place. >> there's never been a miss world winner who didn't fit a narrow dress and definition of, you know, 21st century beauty. misworld has been called exploitive. some want the contest to be assigned to history, many remain under its stel a 104-year-old runner in europe is proving he has it. stanislaw set a record. me did it in 19.72 seconds. he game the oldest person in europe to run a 100 metres race, smashing a record held by a
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younger 96-year-old man. going strong. >> that will do it for this hour. thank you for joining us. i'm thomas drayton in new york. "consider this" is next. be safe. a stain on our values, the senate report on c.i.a. and torture parks debate and a -- splashes debate -- sparks passionate debate. bernie had of's secretary of 25 years -- madoff's secretary of 25 years joins us and elephants threatened with extinction. how terrorist groups may be benefitting. i'm antonio mora, welcome to "consider this", those stories and more straight ahead. . >> this particular relief serve no purpose.

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