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as the future. >>i see it as inevitable. [[vo]] every monday, join us for exclusive, revealing and surprising talks with the most interesting people of our time. >> a suspect on the run and a nation in shock as france holds emergency security meetings following terror attacks leaving 17 dead. the mystery continues. search teams find the tail of airasia 8501 but the crucial black boxes are nowhere in site a showdown over the keystone pipeline as the house passes a
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bill that heads to a presidential veto. >> 4. 3. 2. 1. 0. and lift off and the attempt to make space history falls short this morning. good morning to you and welcome to al jazeera america thank you for joining us. i'm morgan radford live from new york. france is on high alert as the government urges citizens to remain vigilant. french authorities are on the look out for a female accomplice connected to friday's supermarket hostage. right now police say hayat boumeddiene is on the run. she's the common-law wife of amedy coulibaly, the man responsible for murdering four at the kosher supermarket as well as killing a female police officer. french police killed kewell your, and the two brother in the
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attack on "charlie hebdo". a worldwide travel alert has been issued warning americans could be the target of attacks. tim friend has more. >> reporter: these are the images that will stay locked in the french public's mind for decades to come. one of the most violent days in the country's recent history. first, the end of the siege north-east of the capital, two hostage takers dead. then a few minutes later mayhem at a jewish supermarket in the city itself as police storm the building to release hostages. four were killed - probably before the police action. now as the security operation continues, the question begins. just before his death in a hail of bullets, a magazine attacker boasted in a phone call that he received backing from al-qaeda in yemen.
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>> translation: we are the defenders of the prophet. i cherif kouachi was sent by al qaeda in yemen. i went to yemen, and they financed me. >> reporter: it was a few days ago that the police denied that these attacks were a coordinated effort. it's clear that planning did take place, and the prime minister admitted there has been a failure of intelligence. police are hunting hayat boumeddiene, the part near of amedy coulibaly, the supermarket attacker. she has vital information. the paris prosecutor revealed the extent of communications between the group. >> translation: the wife of cherif kouachi made 500 calls to hassan abboud last -- to hayat boumeddiene last year so they were in constant communication. >> al qaeda in yemen praised the
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attacks in france. we go live to dana lewis with us in paris. what is the latest with the final suspect on the run. we heard tim friend say that she has vital information. how is she still managed to allude authorities? >> well then i think it was very important to hear from french authorities that there were 500 phone calls between the group and the co-achy brothers. it's not that they casually knew each other in passing. there was a deep relationship with a group linked to al qaeda in yemen. 26-year-old hayat boumeddiene was thought to be at the grocery store, and she may have gotten out with the hostages. french authorities now don't believe she was in there, but believe he was with the hostage taker when he shot and killed a police woman the day before on
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thursday morning. she has been seen veiled in photographs by lamond doing military training in a forest with a crossbow and they are concerned about her. as we say with all the security. part of that is the intelligence package, and they believe they want to get her before she carries out violence and want to know what she nose. >> you mentioned the french authority, the french president met with his cabinet. what did they say. what came out of the meeting? >> well i mean it is a security meeting to discuss what they'll do number of. they have great concerns. tomorrow is a massive march to commemorate the victims of the shooting at the "charlie hebdo." up to a million people are expected to march through paris.
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it will take hours for them to go through, the german chancellor merkel. the attorney-general is coming here for a convened security meeting to discuss the security of europe and they are part of the intelligence gathering. and a lot of security on the street. there is a sense that the french authorities believe there was a break down to quote the police intelligence, and they'll have to overhaul the system. it's not scrutinized what may have happened with the co-achy brother, and how they came off the radar before carrying out the attacks. a lot say they have to overhaul like america did. they want to review what has taken place, and the failings that center occurred. >> we'll keep our eye on that
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rally. dana lewis in paris thank you for being with us. a radical cleric received a life sentence in an american court, found guilty of terrorism charges in a 1998 kidnapping plot killing four in yemen. his actions were called barbaric and misguided. hamza maintained his innocence. there are reports linking him to one of the paris shooters. the leader of the lebanese group hezbollah condemned murderous attacks in the name of islam. the sheikh said that muslim hard liners did more harm to islam than the people they attacked. he was speaking to supporters in beirut to commemorate the prophet muhammad's birthday. he did not mention the attacks in paris. libya's factions agreed to a new round of talk. they'll be held next week in geneva.
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it comes as gun battles erupted across libya for months. six were killed on friday and 200 injured in fighting. >> in saudi arabia a blocker received the first 50 of 1,000 lashes for insulting islam. on friday he reportedly was taken to a square in front of a mosque publicly flogged for 15 minutes. look at that. last year he was found guilty of insulting islam. he is due to receive 50 lashes each week for a period of 20 weeks. the u.s. called on saudi arabia to cancel that punishment. >> search crews in indonesia recovered the tail of a downed plane, where divers used an inflatable device to pull it up to the surface of the sea. a ping has been detected but officials believe the boxes are separated from the tail. airasia flight 8501 crashed
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killing 162 peel on board. 48 bodies have been recovered so far legislation on the controversial keystone pipe is heading to the senate and on friday the house passed a measure of approving construction of the project. president obama said he'll veto the measure. libby casey reports from washington. >> h.r. 3, a bill to improve the keystone xl pipeline >> reporter: the house wrapped up the first week of the new congress, the fight and outcome of keystone a familiar one. >> mr speaker, it's time to build the keystone pipeline. >> approving and constructing the pipeline will not lower gas prices for americans, it may raise prices for some. it is a terrible deal for the united states. we get the risks. the oil companies will reap the
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words. >> reporter: it's the 10th time the republican led house voted to green light the construction. they have the wind at their back a way paved for a vote next week. with six on board republicans expect a one. >> no more excuses. it is time that we pass it. >> all this despite a veto by president obama. the white housed the approval process should be played out. that process took a leap forward on friday hours before the house vote. nebraska's supreme court cleared the way for the pipeline's route, rejecting the arguments of landowners against the pipe line. >> another obstacle after six years of obstacles after today have been taken care of. obama administration officials say the review could take months
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and the president plans to wait to mick a time decision. environmental groups opposed the project because of issues with carbon dioxide emissions. former c.i.a. director is facing criminal charges. it has recommended charges for giving classified information to his former mysteries, pet ray as broke after news of his affair broke in 2012 a third presidential campaign could be on the table for mitt romney reportedly telling donors in new york on friday that he wants to be president. advisors say that mitt romney discussed the white house run with his family over the holidays with wife anne encouraged him. his sons are split. mitt romney ran for president in 2008 and 2012 the winter weather is
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slowing down. temperatures plunged to single digits across the country. with the windchill it felt colder. ross shimabuku joins us now. what is the latest on the winter weather. ? >> oh, my goodness it's been bone-chilling cold. freezing temperatures due to the weather, posing a danger. the biggest concern dangerous driving conditions. in michigan more than 100 vehicles were caught in a massive pile-up. to make the matters worse, some of the trucks had hazardous material. and fireworks as well. witnesses say the fireworks wept off in all directions. >> explosions after everything went down because of the fireworks. there was a tanker with acid that caught fire. >> extremely lucky to be alive. the gentleman that was driving stopped behind me he protected me and kept me from dying, basically. >> the lake effect reduced the visibility to near zero.
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one died, 22 others were injured in the michigan pile-up. they were not the only ones with blinding conditions. stormy weather shut highways from western new york to iowa. a few tips to stay safe while drying in the weather. accelerate and decelerate slowly, it can take longer to slow down. turn on your hazard lights. others can see you better when driving in the challenging conditions. >> incredibly checking. >> let's bring in kevin corriveau to bring us the latest on what is behind the weather. >> it is lake-effect snow. if you get into a situation where you see reduced visibilities and get into a pile-up. do not get out of your car. that's something people want to do dangerous. what we are looking at off lake michigan, the snow coming in. highway 94 to the west that's when we saw yesterday. we are getting lake effect snow.
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it's not as far as over here towards battle creek. temperature wise this is what we are looking at. minus 1 degrees. we talked about the wind chills and what they feel like. you feel like minus 10 degrees detroit. it's more like minus 24. and, of course we have windchill advisories across the border states and the great lakes as well as the north-east. believe it or not. 200 million people are below freezing across the region. we expect to get the temperatures into the teens. detroit up to 11. parts of i 94 are closed because of the trucks and cars on the highway. >> look at the temperatures in chicago. not much of a train. a high of 16, tomorrow will be a warm day at 28 degrees, as we go through the rest of the week look at the well below average. 31 degrees, currently 17
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addition. >> looking at 28 is your high. not looking good chicago it was all systems go for a space rocket. >> 2. 1. 0. and lift off. the spacex falcon 9 rocket... >> this was the scope as the falcon 9 rocket blasted off for a second mission. it failed to make history, the rocket launcher failed to launch. success would have altered future space missions. >> if we have rockets that are reusable we can reduce costs. it will reduce the cost of space transport the reason this is unique is because every new launch required a new rocket making space flight very very expensive. it would be the same if jet
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liners flew once and were discarded. engineers will keep trying until they get it right. no examination for cholera victims in haiti. as a judge ruled the united nations cannot be sued. shutting down a national icon for safety reasons, why the golden gate bridge will be closed for the longest period in its history and talking trash in the big apple. >> unexpected. you don't know what you are walking into. >> why you stand a better chance of getting into harvard than picking up trash in new york city. we tell you why, just after the break.
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in. golden gate bridge closed traffic. the iconic structure is being retrofitted with barriers to prevent head-on provisions. the longest it will be closed since being opened to traffic in 1967. buses and emergency vehicles will not be able to use it. it opens 4:00am on monday new york city police officers are having an organised slow down. it was confirmed on friday. officers have not been enforcing low-level quality of life offense. major crime is down. the acknowledgment comes as major bill de blasio and the political police union continue a standoff. >> 250,000 worker were added to the pay rolls, dropping the unemployment rate to 5.6%. some government jobs are hard to find. we look at one job in new york city where 100,000 applicants
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stand a better chance of getting into harvard than getting hired. >> i'm joseph i'm a sanitation worker in new york city. to get a job, it's not easy. it's scarce. it's not easy in new york city. >> reporter: in fact this may be one of the toughest jobs to get. the past year more than 90,000 submitted applications to become sanitation workers. the department hires about 500 now workers, an acceptance rate of 0.54%, over half a per vent. harvard's rate have 5.8%. it's harder to become a sanitation worker in new york city that it is to get into harvard. >> when i heard there were 936,000 applicants it made sense and made me think how hard it is to get a job. >> reporter: one reason being a sanitation worker is enticing is
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the pay. the starting salary is low $34,000. but when us factor in time it averages $47,000 and after 5.5, it jumps to $89,000. and since new york city sanitation workers operate the city's 2300 snow ploughs, there's an ample opportunity for overtime pay. >> when we have a big snowfall we move into big shifts. last winter was harsh, and people who might on average have made $75,000 were averaging $95,000. >> reporter: there are other perks. 10% extra pay for nightshift. double pay for night shift. unlimited sick days. sanitation department workers used an average of 14.4
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sick days in 2014. that is more than police officers who also have unlimited sick days but only used an average of 7.7 days of sick leave last year. >> like any strong union, they have good benefits good pension benefits health care plans. that's true across most other city employees. >> it's unexpected. you don't know what you are walking into. could be anything - needles, knives acid. you don't know what you are touching. >> despite days filled with garbage, sanitation worker joe considers himself to be one. luckiest men in new york. >> it's like winning the lottery. i tell my friends "take the test", because, us know 20 years to retire it's a great job the 96,000 hopefuls will take the sanitation worker exam
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in february a mass of metal that is bliss for bikers. >> i'm natasha given an where i'm surrounded by what could be the largest selection of motorcycle plants in the southern hemisphere. we take you in the bike hospital why the so-called happiest place on earth has been linked to a measle outbreak. stay tuned.
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a u.s. judge threw out a lawsuit against the united nations, it called for compensation for cholera vision tips in haiti. human rights groups argued that the u.n. brought it to haiti and the peace keepers helped to spread it. the u.n. charter provide broad immunity. al jazeera's "faultlines" visited haiti. you can see an encore this monday 5:30 eastern, 2:30 pacific a sombre day in australia as thousands attend the funerals of eight children found murdered in a house days before christmas. you saw the eight white caskets lining the queensland church carrying the bodies of four girls and four boys - aged 2-14. prime minister tony abbott joined the 5,000 mourners
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laying wreaths at the ceremony. the mother of seven children the aunt to the eighth, is charged with the murders health officials link 19 cases of measles to disney theme parks in california where the patients visited disneyland or disney california adventure between 2015. two cases in utah one in california. of the cases in california two were fully vaccinated. much of the country is feeling a cold snap. we turn to meteorologist kevin corriveau. >> it is so cold in texas it will be dangerous driving. we are looking at ice across parts of central texas. where you see the pink from del rio to austin it's slick driving conditions. we are looking at it hovering at 23 degrees. we are looking at the low 30
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and the central part of texas, we are looking at a winter storm warning, and looking for a quarter of an inch for mosts areas. some local areas see half an inch of ice. there's a place in south africa known as the bike hospital. it's nirvana for those that need spare parts for their motorcycles. the shop is building a good reputation of fixing and healing. >> reporter: from the highway engines, pistons, seats form a mass of metal 2 storeys wide. motorcycle parts are packed into roads, dangle from above and fill storage containers. >> i'd like to say if we can't help you, you will not find it. >> reporter: think of co-owner and biker as a hoarder of motor parts. he has millions in stock. new and dating as far back as
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1970. people come for the huge selection of parts. they come because they can get them cheaper and quicker if the dealership doesn't have the parts in stock. the hospital is as diverse as their parts. police officers members of a biker club to name a few. >> i'm looking at something the manufacture doesn't stock any more. the bike is 30 years old. >> reporter: calls for help come from abroad. but they a zero interest to build a global network through the internet. >> it's a south african country, i don't want to bring it out of the country. we service the south african mark. >> reporter: it earns $1 million. most goes to salaries for 20 employees, and the constant compullings to buy more spare sports. he gives his team life-time jobs. it doesn't necessarily comeway
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life-time love of riding. >> i tried before but now i just fail. no it's not right for me. >> reporter:ment biggest challenge for the bike hospital is space. periodic purges can't keep pace with the daily purchase of parts. that doesn't bother the owner. his goal is to ensure no one leaves the bike hospital without their two wheels restored well the owner of the bike hospital says he will not throw anything out because he believes all the parts will be useful. coming up in the 8 o'clock hour of al jazeera, controversy over chemotherapy. why is connecticut teen is forced to undergo cancer treatment even though she says she doesn't want it. >> i'm andrew thomas in sydney on why australians are celebrating 100 years of surfing. we are not in the water, worry on the land.
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[ gunfire ] two hostage situations in france and in deadly shoot outs. one suspect is on the run following days of terror that have left 20 dead, including three suspects investigators get closer to finding outway downed airasia flight 8501. a tail section of the plain is raised from the sea, but is missing one clue.
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spacex looks to make history and become the first reusable rocket. the good and bad outcomes. another day of bone-chilling cold. most of the u.s. bundling up to weather the keep freeze. good morning, thank you for joining us. i'm morgan radford live from new york city. french officials ramping up security adding troops and police on the streets in the wake of terrifying event. government ministers are making changes. a big unity rally is planned for tomorrow. police continue to search for the wife of a supermarket gunman killed in one of two standoffs on friday. they say she could be dangerous, and the suspect that killed hostages at a kosher supermarket was killed by police in a hail of bullets, as were the suspects of the "charlie hebdo" massacre. police raided the printing warehouse they were holed up in
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in a town north-east of paris. dana lewis joins us. the man hunt continues. why do police say there's reason to fear the girlfriend or the common law wife of the supermarket hostage taker? >> well whether they fear her or not. they want to talk to her. she is wanted in connection with the shooting thursday of a french police woman, she is the common law husband of amedy coulibaly, who carried out the supermarket, the bloody supermarket hostage-taking yesterday. she has been with him for years, appeared in photographs at le monde. she is wearing a veil against regulations in france carrying a crossbow doing military training. intelligence authorities say she travelled with him to malaysia. she nose a lot and is considered -- knows a lot and is
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considered armed and dangerous and may be a threat on the streets of paris or france and is a reason french authorities are maintaining a high level of security in the country's history. >> reporter: french authorities are taking stock of one of the most violent weeks in recent memory. friday three terror suspects dead after two stand offs including said kouachi and cherif kouachi, who police say killed five people at the satirical newspaper "charlie hebdo". police raided a printing warehouse 25 miles from paris after the suspects spent the day holed up inside with a hostage. the brothers died in a hail of bullets, their hostage survived. >> translation: the two brothers exited sault rifles in hand. police responded with stun grenades forcing the two terrorists to the ground who continued to fire in quick success at the police who were forced to neutralize them.
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>> reporter: 15 minutes later in eastern paris police used flash grenades to ended stand off. amedy coulibaly was killed. police say he killed four hostages, 15 survived the ordeal. police believe amedy coulibaly killed a police woman a day earlier. french officials are investigating intelligence failures that may have led a three day rampage. all have been tracked because of their terror associations. cherif kouachi talked to a french journalist on the phone while he was holed up and about his connections al qaeda. >> translation: we are the prophets and i cherif kouachi was sent by yemen's al qaeda. yes, yes. >> reporter: after a dramatic week. the arc detrisome of lit up -- arc detrisome of lit up.
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>> president francis hollande urged the french to remain vigilant. >> translation: we are not finished being a threat. i urge you to be vigilant. >> reporter: it's a new day, the scars will not go away through. >> translation: it's no longer like before it makes you afraid. you work the whole life through. because of the mad me you leave your house to go shopping to work and don't know if you'll go home. >> translation: what happened is tragic we'll rise up and go back to before. those people will not destroy us. >> reporter: morgan this is the place de la republique and tomorrow this is the beginning of the commemoration mark for the victim on wednesday. they are expecting up to a million people to taped that with some of the leaders of europe david cameron, the prime minister of the u.k. the german chancellor and attorney general
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eric holder, is expected to be here on sunday as well. >> you mentioned a million people there, eric holder a lot of leaders. we know that government officials met in an emergency meeting. what came out of the meeting, what security measures are they going to employ knowing so many will be on the streets of paris? >> well i think essentially they are keeping this ultra high security level which means they have an extra 100,000 police and army in the streets. we walked by the central train station and saw a squad of soldiers patrolling that area. we visibly see it on the street. we talk about the security of the march. they worry that it poses a target and the existing threat. and are calling for extreme vigilance by the public and the
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secretary-general of the national police union said this was not an intelligence problem, the guys disappeared off the radar and the intelligence authorities were not watching them. he said it was an intelligence failure, to use his words. >> vigilance and ultra high security. dana lewis, joining us from paris. >> a radical british cleric receives a life sentence in a u.s. court. abu hamza was found guilty of terrorism charges in a float that killed four people in yemen in 1990. a judge called his actions barbaric and misguided. hamza maintained his innocence to the court. there are reports linking the cleric to one of the paris shooters. in saudi arabia a blogger received the first 50 of 1,000 lashes for insulting islam. he was publicly flogged for 15 minutes on friday. as roxana saberi reports, human
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rights groups are calling for clemency. >> reporter: after tuesday's attack on "charlie hebdo" saudi arabia's official agency recorded a response: a saudi court dismnsed a man to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes. the witness told amnesty international the authorities took him to a square in front of a mosque and flogged hymn. the eyewitness said in the blog: saudi arabia enforces a strict version of islamic law. authorities say he was punished for posting articles criticizing religious police. the department condemned the
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punishment and called on the punishment to be cancel. >> amnesty international, which posted the video of his son said more must be kun. -- must be done. >> it's important for more of us as we express outrage for the killings and brutality in france this week to remember that there are people in muslim majority societies attempting to exercise their open freedom of speech and are being cracked down on by their governments, like the government of saudi arabia. >> in iran activists call for the release of another blogger. they say a court sentenced him to death for insulting the prophet on facebook. in an interview with iranian journalists, his wife said because of the posts on facebook, how can they give an innocence to a 30-year-old. >> -- sentence to a 30-year-old. >> he is in prison and sentenced
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to be executed because he shared facebook posts about prophet muhammad. >> his punishment will last 20 weeks. the u.s. call on saudi arabia to cancel the beetings. >> boko haram killed as many as 2,000 people in a deadly massacre this week. nigerian leaders say there's too many bodies to count and most of the victims are children women and elderly people who couldn't run fast enough when drivers drove in firing grenades and sault rifles. the u.n. says that libya's rival factions agreed to a new round of talks. the agreement announced by the u.n. mission to libya. talks will be held in geneva. as nicole johnson shows us the news comes as gun battles erupt across the country. >> reporter: there's not much left of so-called arab spring.
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the early days following the downfall of muammar gaddafi has been replaced by this. gungun >> reporter: gangs of fighters battling for control of territory and weapons. after having a taste of power many of the rebels who took down muammar gaddafi are reluctant to give up the guns and go home. the united nations keeps trying to get all the sides to talk. >> it is important to ceasefire, to stopthe fire so political dialogue can start before anything starts libya needs to sort out its government. right now there's two parties, an internationally recognised government in tobruk and one in tripoli, which the italy supreme court ruled is the legitimate
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one. the situation is complicated and is ripping libya apart. >> translation: we have to stand beside this man to achieve peace on the land and stop the bloodshed of our brothers. >> reporter: the u.n. wants peace talks to start to salvage what is left of the country. >> translation: we discussed the dialogue process and geneva to host it. >> reporter: it's unlikely to be soon enough to prevent more violently. there has been deadly battles in tripoli, tobruk and misrata. the international airport is closed and the last foreign airline on tuesday suspended flights. libya is a dangerous unpredict ability place staggering from crisis to crisis. few were interested in pulling it back together. officials didn't make it clear who would intend the
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talks, but they are intended to end the clashes and draft a new constitution. search crews in indonesia recovered the tail of the down airasia plane. divers suicide an inflatable device to pull it up from the surface. a ping was detected from a black box. officials believe they are separated from the tail. airasia flight 8501 crashed killing all 162 on board. so far 48 bodies have been recovered. >> brutally cold weather is gripping the nation as millions of americans are waking up to below freezing temperatures. ross shimabuku is here to tell us what that means, and how it will affect our country men. >> we are in a deep freeze. icy conditions affected most of the country, including sunny florida. the biggest concern dangerous driving conditions.
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more than 100 vehicles involved in a massive pile-up on interstate 94 in michigan on friday. trailers on friday and one carrying a load of fireworks. one perp was killed while 22 others were injured. i'm lucky to be alive. the gentleman behind me protected me and kept me from dying. >> reporter: in western new york lake effect snow reduced visibility to zero, causing problems for drivers. >> the snow is falling so fast you can't see. >> reporter: icy conditions shut highways from the north-east to the midwest, leading many residents digging out the snow. >> after a hectic morning and driving for two hours to get to work and come home i need to clean the dry way to make sure the car can get out.
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>> n.f.l. play-offs - 19 degrees for kick-off when tom brady and the new england patriots host the baltimore ravens. and seattle and seahawks take on the pap they ares -- panthers. >> cold for the players and fans. what can we expect kevin. >> more of the same. lake effect snow is it dangerous, especially when you are driving. this is 24 hours ago, you can see the bands of snow. within the bands, that's when the visibility drops quickly. you can drive within seconds, you cannot see anything in front of you. it's worse at night. let me put it into motion. it was extensive, and a let up with the snow to the north. highway 94 in that area to the
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west of battle creek is closed this morning. as the - they are cleaning up that area temperatures are low. talking about minus 1 degrees in the area. when you factor in the windchill, moip us 15 -- minus 15 to minus 20. in minneapolis we are looking at minus 11. warmer in minneapolis, but the wind chills - minus 20 to 30. it will continue through early afternoon, temperatures up slightly but we are talking blow average temperatures in the area. for minneapolis is you see a high of 23. they will not get to 23 until next wednesday. >> drivers have a lot to look out for until then. >> absolutely. >> let's go from the atmosphere to outer space. all systems go for a space x rocket. >> 1. 0. and lift off. of the spacex... >> this was the scene earlier on this morning as the falcon 9
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rocket blasted off for its fifth international space station mission. the private space flight company failed to make history as the rocket booster failed to land on a bathroom to be reused. ellon musk said its success would alter space missions. >> if we had rockets that were fully reusable and get to a flight rate - the potential is to get reductions in the cost of transport. >> the reason it is progress iis every new launch required a new rocket making space flight expensive. in fact, it would be like a commercial j loiner flying once -- liner flying once and being discarded. engineers will keep trying until they get it right. >> digging through clues - investigators connecting the dots between dead suspect and anyone associated with them. a look at where the
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investigation could go number of. students in mexico on a 2-month break from school. not by choits but the teach -- choice, but the teachers are not feeling safe teaching them a legal batting for a teenager with cancer. a court ruling that she must get chemotherapy, even though she doesn't want it. we look at the legal issues and the case it is raising.
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the last few days in paris have been tense. much of the city and surrounding areas were left on head after the manhunt unfolded. paul beban takes us through a timeline of each event. gungun >> reporter: wednesday, 11: poam local time two gunmen storm the offices of "charlie hebdo" in central paris. in a 5 minute assaults they gun down 10 cartoonists and two police officers. by nightfall, with the suspect at large and paris on alert. french authorities identify
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cherif kouachi and said kouachi as the suspects. before midnight 18-year-old hamyd mourad turns himself in to police. thus with a massive mann -- thursday with a massive manhunt, a police officer is killed. north-east of paris a gas station attendant said he was robbed by the co-ashy brothers. there were reports of sault rifles. the gunmen hijack a vehicle. after a chase through an industrial area the brothers hole up in a printing factory. thousands of troops converge on the area. around 1:30pm first reports are that an armed man is taking hostages in a jewish grocery store in paris. police name two people sought in connection with the case. amedy coulibaly and hayat boumeddiene. amedy coulibaly, a man with a
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long criminal history is said to be the gunman in the supermarket. the gunman suspect of the "charlie hebdo" attack have taken a hostage of their own. the standoff there end with police storming in with automatic weapons and stun grenades. the two brothers kill. hostages unharmed. at around 5:15 at the supermarket siege, loud bangs and pictures show hostages led out by police. the hostage taker is killed. inside the market four hostages. the violent conclusion to three dramatic days that terrified and traumatized a nation joining us now is crist ner swift -- christopher swift, professor of national studies at george town university and joins us from washington d.c. thank you for joining us. my big question and watching all of this unfold is what is lost in terms of intelligence now that the three guys are dead?
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>> well potentially a great deal. here is the reason why. it's not clear to us yet whether the individuals were a part of app organization and executing orders given by the organization, or whether the individuals were people that travelled to syria and yemen to gain the training they needed to take on their own operations. it's not clear if they are part of a terrorist syndicate or acting on their own. >> that's the intelligence loss that we face. >> you said you are not sure if they are part of an organization. one of the brothers received weapons training in yemen from al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. does this fit that organization's m ox. -- mo. >> it does and it doesn't.
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we were in yemen at the same time. one of things i learnt about people going into and out of training camps is that some individuals come in gape the training and -- gain the training and go somewhere else to execute their own missions. not everyone jones the organization. it's like going to university to get trained up and going out to take a job. others would come in join the organization and fight with them against the yemeni government. we don't know which modality we are dealing with. either is a strong possibility. he was, indeed in yemen. there's evidence that the brothers travelled to syria. >> you are saying you were in yemen at the same time as said kouachi was there. >> that's right. >> was i.s.i.l. with them stealing the lime light, if this is related to them is this the way for al qaeda to get back into the game get attention back to their cause?
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>> yes, definitely. that's part of the reasons why spokesmen for al qaeda in arabian peninsula take credit. they have strong interests in doing so whether it was someone regardless of the organization or someone that joined them temporarily. you have two al qaeda successor organizations, i.s.i.s. in the lavant and a.q.a.p. the two have different visions of the future coming from different branches. former al qaeda organization and are competitors. they have the same ideology and are competitors with one other. to the extent they can take credit, that puts them in a better standing vis-a-vis the jihadi movement and helps to steal the limelight back from i.s.i.s. >> give me the nuts and boltsment the french prime minister suggested that intelligence officials dropped the ball.
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given that the guys trained in yemen and were on the radar of the and french officials, was there a security lapse? >> you know it's hard for me to say. i don't have the benefit of being on the inside of whatever discussions the french security may have had over time. when i was in yemen interviewing people going into and coming out of the training camps, individuals specifically identified french nationals of algerian dissent among those training with them in the camp particularly in a camp in afghanistanion province -- avion province. tracking the foreign fighters as they go from the middle east back to the west be it france u.k. and others it difficult. because the people were natural born citizens there wouldn't
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have been a legal reason to exclude them coming bag to the country where they were born. >> briefly before you go with all of these details still yet to be uncovered and all the questions n answered how crucial is it that the last suspect hayat boumeddiene, be taken alive. >> it's important and it's important for a number of reasons. we want to know if they are acting on behalf of an organization, because that gives a sense with a.q.a.p. is trying to go out of area or whether we are dealing with attacks with the boston marathon bombing. where people radicalize. one. things is something called a localization of local jihad, the groups digging into countries and places and setting up training camps. the or is atomisation.
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individuals on their own. >> all of which are important questions that we are trying to figure out the answers to. >> thank you for joining us live from washington our pleasure having you. >> meanwhile, dangerous calls stretching from coast to coast and deep into texas. meteorologist kevin corriveau is here with a look at that. >> very dangerous in texas. people are more experienced with the snow and driving in michigan. there's ice in texas, and a dangerous situation. from the department of transportation, this is what we are looking at. where you see the grey dots those are where you see snow and icing problems. there's one to the north to the suburbs of san antonio and most on highway 10. we expect it to continue through much of the early afternoon. a quarter of an inch of ice could be a problem. localized places half an inch. it means the bridges and the
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obvious passes are dangerous in that situation. drive safely. this will. a big problem. >> thank you so much paris left reeling after this week's massacre where vigils are planned today and tomorrow to mourn and begin to heel. dana lewis is live with the latest including the search for the final suspect. search crews pull the tail section from the java sea. we talk about the next steps and figure out what went wrong. >> very depressing as time wept by i got back. next - hope for thousands of american families homeless and trying to get back on their feet. feet.
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good morning to you, welcome
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back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford, these are the top stories. the search continues for hayat boumeddiene, the common law wife for a suspect in this week's attacks in paris. her husband was killed when her husband stormed a kosher supermarket where he held hostage. that came moments after police stormed a warehouse where the co-ashy brothers -- co-ashy brothers held a hostage. before cherif kouachi claimed do have been stored by al qaeda in yemen. cue ashy may be -- co-ashy may be connected to another cleric hamza, who was sentenced in
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court for a plot in yemen. we go to dan allowize. -- dana lewis. >> there's a manhunt for the common law wife of amedy coulibaly. do you get a sense that people in paris are nervous about her being on the loose? >> well they are watching the statements by french authorities that she an armed dangerous and involved in the shooting of a police woman. she is close to her husband, not only in terms of their common law relationship. they travelled to malaysia and is seen in the photographs, doing military training wearing a veil carrying a cross bow. she is thought to be an intricate player in some of the planning that has taken place, they want to know what she nose and that's why we see so much
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security on the treats and military squads marching around the train stations - eight soldiers carrying weapons in addition to all the police. 100,000 extra security on the police. >> there's a lot of questions facing french authorities. what do they say about the suspects killed. who are they saying dropped the ball here. >> well i think you know they haven't wanted to acknowledge tore talk about it given -- acknowledge it or talk about it given what has gone on. that is where they are turning their attention. a security conference convened with european ministers of justice. tomorrow attorney general eric holder has been invited and will attend as well. now they are saying they have to start dealing with this migration of fighters from libya, iraq yemen, and they have to deal with the intelligence services that it
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was a serious failure, obviously. that the kouachi brothers were well-known and disappeared off the radar of french intelligence authorities. to answer your question probably we'll see an overhaul of the french intelligence services and what has happened in the wake of these hostage takings and blood lettings that occurred in france. >> dana lewis live in paris thank you for being was. meanwhile indonesian search cruise in the java sea are on the hunt for the black boxes. divers used an inflatable des vice to pull up the tail section. the boxes are believed to have detach. search crews detected a ping on friday. investigators say they are key to finding out what caused the crash of airasia flight 8501.
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joining us to discuss this is a former number of tsb investigators, aviation psychologist and author of air safety investigators using science to save lives one crash at a time. they found the tail this morning, but not the black boxes, which are usually located, as i understand in the rear of plane. where do they look next? >> they are on the hunt for the black boxes. they have 30 days of battery lives on the pingers. the box will last for years, the data inside. that's where they are going. they are simultaneously looking at the structures once they get the rest of the tail cone up. there may be evidence of how violent the storm was, or the crash was anyway. >> if and when they find the black boxes, how long will it take to process the data so families can start to get the answers they have been waiting
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two weeks to hear. >> the voice recorders are easier to download. you need people that know the two pilots into the room in case the area might - they have three channels. you need people that know the pilots to identify the voices. that takes a couple of days. but the data recorder is complicated, talking up to two weeks. both are critical. if they are working, they should go a long way to explaining what happened. more importantly, why. >> you mentioned the pilots - reports saying the pilots did not activate the distress signal. does that give us clues as to what happened? >> it can. it can provide hints. when you are inside a thunderstorm i happen to have an airline pilot's licence, pilots are busy and can be focused on solving the problem, trying to
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avoid the weather, gain control of the aircraft. we'll have to wait to hear the voice recorder. no that's not unusual. >> so alan the basic question i think, we are all wondering - i am and hopefully our viewers - is there hope for the days ahead. >> i think so. if they are correct that they heard the pingers. that will be a major clue into solving the mystery. the only way anything good can come out of the tragedy, the loss of 162 people is if we learn lessons and prevent the next crash. that's what air safety investigators do. >> lessons we hope that they learn. >> thank you for joining us. a u.s. judge cleared the united nations over an outbreak of cholera in haiti. nearly 9,000 died when waste from a u.n. peacekeeper's camp as dumped into the river. as explained, the judge ruled the u.n.'s charter provides it
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legal immunity. >> reporter: it's a major setback for haitian cholera victims' families a judge in new york throwing out the lawsuit meaning the capses of united nations -- chances of united nations answering questions about their role in the 2008 cholera outbreak is further away. the u.n. ban ki-moon and u.n. peacekeepers in haiti are immune from the lawsuit. growing evidence reported to u.n. peacekeepers introducing cholera, and sewerage the source was lacking from the u.n. peacekeepers pace. when the u.n. refused to admit fault victim's rights group and family members suspected a cover up and filed a lawsuit. lawyers reacted with anger and shock to the disagreements, and vowed to repeal the latest
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ruling. >> it's an issue needed to be decided on appeal. the implications are grave. it implies that there's nowhere in the world that one can turn when the u.n. doesn't comply with u.n. obliges and the u.n. refuses to provide justice. >> as for the u.n. ban ki-moon came to haiti saying the organization had a moral responsibility to end the outbreak and try to drum up support for a 2 billion fund. >> the u.n. position is the same. they refuse to take responsibility for the cholera outbreak. now the judge's decision comes a few days before the 5-year anniversary of the earthquake that killed more than 230,000 people. al jazeera's "faultlines" visited haiti to vet the cholera endemics and you can see an
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encore this monday. 5:30 eastern, 2:30 pacific. millions gathered in the philippines capital for the feast of the black n.a.s.a. reap -- nazarene. the statue a believed to have healing power. in the middle of the crowds two died and hundreds had to be treated for injuries. thousand of the children in mexico are getting an unexpected break from school because teachers walked off the job in acapulco saying the state is not protecting them from gang violence. adam raney has the story. >> reporter: home schooling, but not by choice. veronica is trying to fill in as her daughter's teacher. the school closed in november due to strikes after a wave of teacher killings and kidnappings in acapulco.
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>> translation: the gangs robbed us of safety and stolen our public spaces. kids cannot go out to play they can't do activities outside like they used to when i was a child. 11-year-old fatima nonetheless time with her mum. the plan to study chemistry requires tense consideration. something lacking. acapulco is a famous resort but it lost its sheen as drugs fight for territory. criminals support doctors and tapesers. anyone they can. fatima's headmaster said a kindergarten teacher from a neighbouring school was kidnapped and other families from the or. >> they grab and take you and ask for however much money. sometimes you are rescued, sometimes you don't come back.
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>> reporter: teachers have been a thorn in the government's side. some thing the strike has political motives. teachers says they will not go back to the classroom until the state government provide better security. >> the city state and federal government should guarantee our safety. where are they. this is sat. it makes me want to cry to see the class empty and filthy how is this possible. >> state officials denied a request for interviews. thousands of students are missing out on schooling. >> around 100 schools are shut down because of strikes. looking arn the classroom you see dusts and spider webs a sign of how long it's been since students occupied the classroom. the strike going on two months and could go on longer. >> as it carries on the future for thousands of students remains on hole.
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acapulco is in guerrero where 43 missing students were kidnapped. former c.i.a. director is facing charges after officials recommended bringing felony charges against them for giving classified information to his mysteries. petraeus resigned after his affair was made public. attorney general eric holder must died whether to act on the recommendations. >> a third presidential campaign could be on the table. he told donors in mark on friday that he wants to be president. mitt romney discussed the white house run with his family and his wife encouraged him. his sons are split. mitt romney ran for president in 2008 and 2012. >> reporter: when you think of homeless people you think of people on the street.
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there are more homeless americans living in shelters thousands are family units. the national center says that one in 30 american students are homeless. the challenge to get on the feet is often a big one. >> reporter: a home for the new year. that's the dream for 2015. for the past year the single mother and her sop, ryan lived at new york city's largest homeless center. she came to the saratoga inn after fleeing domestic violence from her partner and asked us not to use her surname. >> time went by i started to go back to school. it's getting brighter. jessica is not alone. families like hers are a fast-growing segment. a crisis hitting hard in new
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york. the city operates many shelters like this. >> more than 59,000 people hive in shelters like this one on any given night. half 25,000, are children. >> michael helped to run the programme for decades. he has seen the number of homeless children sky rocket. >> nationwide it's estimated 2.59. it's getting worse. something has to be done to make it easier for the families. >> homelessness is not just a housing issue. saratoga offers counselling, job training and afterschool care. caring for the family costs 30,000 per year. wendy and her son lived here for 3.5 years. they came after wendy lost her job at the hospital.
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>> they think homeless people are dirty bums you see them on subways, they smelly and look scary. that's not what most of the homeless people look luke. they look like me my son. if you saw me on the streets, you'd never know i lived on a shelter. >> they are leaving the shelter for an apartment. >> i went back to my apartment. i sat for an hour. i was happy. i'll cook my behind off when i get there, i can't wait. >> reporter: a wait that is long and hard but makes coming home this year sweeter. >> the problem does not stop with families statistics show 360,000 individuals are homeless 50,000 being military veterans. >> connecticut's supreme court orders a teenager to undergo chemotherapy. the 17-year-old doesn't want it and has her mother's support. in a moment we'll speak with our
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legal expert about when a perp's right is stumped by medical science. >> and a family celebrating a man that showed them how to do it. stay tuned. tuned.
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this week a connecticut supreme court ordered a teenage daughter battling cancer must undertake chemotherapy. the 17-year-old has hodgkin's lymphoma which is treatable. she was removed from the family home after she and her mother refused chemo and wanted to seek a second option. her mother spoke to reporters after the decision. >> my daughter is old enough mature enough to make a decision. if she wasn't.
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i'd make it. >> reporter: what decision would you make? >> mine would be the same i don't believe in chemicals and toxins, i'd find a treatment to make sure she lives. >> doctors at the medical center in hardford says cassandra has 80% survival chances with chemo. it was published in obbed and cassandra rites: line lion joining us now is jamie floyd an al jazeera america legal contributor. this is curious. you have the mother saying i don't believe in toxins, the daughter has an 85% chance of surviving if she gets it. what i find curious is in
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connecticut, a 17-year-old can have contraception, seek abortion, and others without parent position. >> and they have the mature minor doctrine. if a court finds a minor is mature enough to make her own decisions, here the court found she is not mature enough to make her decisions. she ran away from home and lied in the lower court about the fact. >> she rap ran away when she was told she had to get chemo. >> and she didn't turn up for some appointments. these cases are the hardest. the state has to think of the best interest of the child. the child is the child until she's 18 years old. whether she's 17 or 7 or two. cassandra is an infant in the
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eyes of the law. >> she's about to turn 18. >> doesn't matter. >> what happens once she turns 18. >> she can make up her own mind. it goes out the window. >> i called a doctor about this. it could be too late. that's the way the disease advances that chemotherapy has to happen. the state stepped in to enforce its will. what makes it fascinating is the mother and daughter is on the same side. it would be different if the mother and daughter was on opposite sides. they are siding against mothers and daughters. >> we are saying no because she's a minor, if she's a minor, she's the responsibility of her mother. why can't the mother make the decision. >> they say the mother is making a decision not in the best interests of a child. similar to an abuse case and
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they are stepping in to do what is in the best interests of the child. cassandra and her supporters and mum say this is speptionly a -- essentially a battery on my daughter she doesn't want the treatment and the option is to take it to a higher court. they can appeal from the state court's decision. >> have we seen other cases? >> these cases happen all the time. they don't make the same splash. yes, often the sit has to step in. >> but the parents and the child are on opposite sides. >> yes. >> and often you are not dealing with something present where the lines are clearly drawn. she clearly will survive. 84% likelihood of survival. if she gets the treatment and likely not to survive if she doesn't get the treatment. that's why we are talking about this. snow we hope and wish -- we hope
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and send the best to cassandra. >> jamie no idea thank you for being with us. >> let's get a look at the forecast. meteorologist kevin corriveau. >> earlier we talked about the lake effect snow that was a major problem across michigan. we are looking at it here off lake ontario and erie. you see the bands coming through, especially with the one to the north highway 81 - that will be a major problem. anywhere between 15, 18 inches of snow likely across this particular area temperatures barely getting out of the single digits this morning. albany at 11 degrees. we are looking at the textures in the double digits. and major problems around the great lakes. >> australia is a popular destination. you may be surprised to know it the sport itself is relatively
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new. it was 100 years ago that an olympian from hawaii introduced the sport down under. a lot of people have been hanging tends since then including al jazeera's andrew thomas. >> reporter: today it is one of the popular beaches in sydney. a century ago it was the scene of an historic event. freshwater beach is australia home of surfing. the statue of duke that stands above it explains why. he was an olympic gold medal-winning singer but the hawaiian surfed. when he came to australia, he brought his board. his name brought crowds and publicity. australia had some surfers, none could do what duke could. his exhibition surf gave a boost to surfing in australia, a country that took to the sport like no others. >> from what he did, i am sure
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the industry was spawned. we were sa small snags. hawaiians had been surfing for years. he brought something to australia that was special. the competitive edge of australians took it to the next level. one in 10 australians are thought to surf once a year a higher proportion than any other country. australia makes up sa sizeable chunk. >> amateur surfers, even hopeless ones help the $10 billion industry. people by boards and self-indulgent cameras strapped to their heads. >> there was no industry in 1915. he made his open board. a replica was ridden on a top hawaiian surfer. along with kangaroos and barbecues, surfing is part of the cultural identity. it was a hawaiian that gave
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>> it's 1400 hours gmt and this is al jazeera. an explosion in the market killed 20 people and many more. we'll have more on that in a moment, as well as this. the new picture emerging from emerging from the fight between french police that killed two people. the battle in bengahzi continues. >> i'm in south africa, where i'm surrounded by what could be the largest selection of motorcycle parts