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alone. the police investigation therefore remains open." this this is al jazeera live. the most wanted woman in the world right now. french authorities on the hunt for a fourth person linked to this week's deadly attack in paris. in paris, residents try to come to grips with the horror of the last several days. in a report from yes, ma'amern a link between one of the paris suspects and al-qaeda.
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a nation in mourning. soldiers guarding the streets of paris t lingering questions about security after the events of this deadly week in france. investigators are hunting for a woman named hayat bouddiene. there are some -- there is so question if she was in the country at the time. her boyfriend was killed in a gunning battle with french police at a kosher food market yesterday. they have been linked to the .2 brothers suspected of attacking the offices of "charlie hebdo." leaders of the u.k. germany, israel turkey spain and several other nations say they will join what's expected to be hundreds of thousands of demonstrators understand tight security. rory challands begins the coverage. >> reporter: a photo french police have released from an investigation now two years old the most wanted woman in europe
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right now. the sfwrefrnling media reports suggests she might actually be in syria. she is wanted in connection with the murder of a police woman on thursday and is the 26-year-old girlfriend of amedy coulibaly who took shoppers hostage on friday. the siege ended when police stormed the building killing coulibaly. four hostages died. french prosecutors connected the couple with the kouachi brothers. more than a decade ago, cherif cherif kouachi would have been those here the park trained and financed fight it will ers for. tedz jail time in 2010. the fact these men have been known to actively supported
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violent groups for years is uncomfortable, to say the least, for french security services. >> it's test to tell the people we cannot -- cannot guarantee 100% security. you've got to accept a minimum risk. our task is to reduce the risk. franz comes to turns with the events of the last few days. the country is on the highest pos ill state much alert. government says it has drafted in hundreds of troops to control the capitol streets. >> translator: in the current environment, we are facing risks. it is, therefore, important that the plan that has increased security in the paris region is also applied to the rest of the country and should be strengthened in the next few weeks. >> since the network met and trained here in the early 2000s
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many have gone on to meet violent deaths. the koachi brothers are two more. the police will have to answer tough questions: are there any that remain that still might pose a threat? how did they manage to let them slip through their fingers? and, of course are there any other groups planning similar attacks? rory chal and, al jazeera, pairingslands, al jazeera, pairings following this developing story since the initial assault on the charlie hebdo offices. what's it like in paris right now? >> reporter: i think it's remarkable driving around. we were doing a number of interviews today in news gathering. everywhere you go, you still see a lot of people especially down at the scene of the shooting on wednesday at the newspaper offices of "charlie hebdo." a lot of people feeling like the
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prime minister said today, it is unbearable when you really think the people were simply killed for who they are, a policeman, being a journalist being a jew. there is a lot of indignation. there is some sense of relief that for the moment the violence has stopped but everywhere you go so much security richelle on the streets. soldiers marching past the train station. i covered a lot of differently stories. there was a tremendous amount of security here, no doubt, especially as we approach that big march tomorrow. so, the security makes people feel a little bit better but it also reminds them copnstanted there that the threat remains here. >> if it it does. what are you hearing from other french journalists in the are there journalists saying because of this they are going to change how they do their job? they are going to change what they report? >> reporter: i don't think there is anything of that -- any
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of that not everyone agrees with the envelope that was pushed by "charlie hebdo." whether that was in good taste. at the same time nobody thinks you should be killed for pushing a pen or face the end of a gun because somebody doesn't agree with what you wrote editorially or the satire that was used in "charlie hebdo." i think if anything for the moment you will probably see journalists push the editorial boundaries now to show that they were not intimidated by what occurred here. >> dana talk a little bit about the skoourpt. we were sea individual bow of soldiers. can you tell us how the city of paris is preparing for this huge unity rally tomorrow? >> reporter: ? >> well, mean all week long they were building security as they were -- you know after focusing on the largest manhunt in the history of this country. tennessee of thousands of extra troops brought in up to about another 100,000 security forces on the streets across the
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country. you know of course there are a lot of world leaders here tomorrow. there are two dozen of them cameron of britain, merkel of germany, prime minister netanyahu now has announced he will come from israel the king of jordan. so there are a lot of security risks here, and that march is thought by security officials here to be a big target. so they are going to try their very best to lockdown all of the route of of that march tomorrow. obviously, there is a threat and there is a lot of concern. >> absolutely reporting live from paris. dana thank you. the president of france says the death of three suspects in no way ends the threat against his country. france francois hollande in paris. >> at the end of a week of violence president hollande pressed the need for national unity. >> translator: we are a country of free people who do not back down before any kind of pressure. we aren't afraid because we
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carry an idea greater than us and we are able to defend it wherever peace is threatened. >> he called for vig lens and said france remained a target. >> france even though it did face this challenge, even if it is the men and women of the security forces a body able of courage and bravery, france is not finger issued with being a target of threats. therefore, i want to urge you to be vigilant, to be united and to be mobilized. >> reporter: many wants the government to investigate the violence this took place. is france divided? >> no. we must stay united. the extreme right wants to split us. we must stay united. to know that muslim french jewish french or french catholic french and french are french. >> reporter: so people worry about a backlash though. >> i feel very bad about everything that happened. it's very sad.
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and afraid but not afraid of silence. i am afraid of the reaction. i am afraid of what is going to happen after, like there is a lot of division in french society. >> reporter: security is being kept high in many public places despite the end of the hostage sieges in north and east paris. many people are just relieved that this episode of violence is over. he von delay, al jazeera. >> reporter: in cities big and small around france saturday people fill the streets to show solidarity. tentions of thousands attended rallies in nice and itcannes. more than a third came out to show unity. in paris, the outpouring of support continues with a growing memorial of pens pensionilts
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and flowers outside the offices of the championship"charlie hebdo" offices of the the magazine said it's determined to publish its new issue next week despite the devastating losses. secretary of state john kerry paid tribute with a visit to the french embation. the condolence book for the wrote the meaning of "charlie hebdo" will never be silent. we saw the same in madrid. the prime minister of spain signed the book at the french embassy there. he was also one of the first european leaders to agree to join a mass rally set for paris on sunday. the german chancellor angela merkel condemned the attacks as barbaric and pledged support for the neighbor. she was careful to emphasize the important of muslims and non-muslims come together in the wake of the violence. we have to different shane between islam, islamists. islam needs to be studied more. people need more information and
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more dialogue. it's always a good thing to talk to muslims. >> that's why i appreciate the fact that muslims have initiated a vigil. i believe this is an important step. >> the muslim population is feeling the fallout. zena hodr reports some feel they will no longer be accepted. >> reporter: sparrows a multi-cultural city. there are districts like this one that are considered predominantly muslim. france is a 5-million strong muslim population. some say they have failed to integrate into the french society. others blame society for discriminating them. the divide is not new. the killings of "charlie hebdo" magazine has worsened tensions. >> france is on the edge and so is muslim communities. many people here were too afraid to talk to us about the killings over resent days. those who did expressed concerns that in one way or another, france's muslims will suffer the
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consequences. the two brothers suspected of being behind the attack were not just muslims but they claim to have carried out the killings in the name of islam. for many muslims, the brothers didn't represent him or his relig. mabrokk left indonesia. his worst fear is now his home will no longer accept him. >> the right-wing is using the attacks to go spread more hatred against muslims? we are citizens. we expect the re citizens. we expect the
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laws. >> alienation felt by some creates a fertile ground for radicalization. >> there are many mistakes in french society. french national who's origin is elsewhere should feel french but they don't the they don't get job opportunities. they are discriminated against. french society should deal with this so people don't feel different. >> reporter: authorities have been calling for unity and tolerance. following the killings many here feel the risks will become even wider. zena hodr al jazeera, paris. in downtown beirut expressions for support for freedom of speech and the victims of the paris attack demonstrators lit candles with an iconic charlie, in the west bank dozens gathered to show solidarity with the french people in the wake of the attack. from joe answered he isburg more support, the french nations side-by-side with south africans today observing a moment for silence for the paris victims.
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some in yemen say one of the brothers fought with al-qaeda in their country. officials in sanaa say he trained at a camp in the southern part of the country until he was deported in 2011. al jazeera's amar al sala has more. >> reporter: this attack took place in pairings, but it appears it could have originated thousands of miles away. al-qaeda in the arabian pennsylvania pennsylvania based in yemen said in a statement that it directed the attack. al few hours after that statement, the aqap which is considered by the us as the most active branches of al-qaeda in the world hailed what they called the bottom of paris. some of the french people were inpolite about the prophets of god. some warriors rose up and to the them the limits of freedom of speech. the people of speech, it's better if you stop your aggression on muslims but if you reject and choose war, you will never enjoy peace and security.
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>> the clearest indication came from one of the kowaushi brothers. >> we are defenders of the prophet. i was sentence by al-qaeda in yemen. i went to yemen and. >> he is referring to this man,us-born yemeni cleric who was killed by a u.s. drone attack in september, 2011, north of yemen. he was described by western security agencies as the make influencer recruiter and propagandist for the group. he and his group called for individual attacks in the west by yemen and u.s. muslims. aqpab claimed it was behind a number of attacks. in november 2009, a muslim army officer shot and killed 13 of his colleagues at fort hood texas. he had contacts with him. omar a nigerian failed to
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detonate his plastic explosives hidden in his underwear. he was on an american airline flight down for -- bound for detroit on christmas day. he lived in yemen and the aqap claimed it was behind the attack. some experts suggest that the group is capable of carrying out attacks on a global scale. >> translator: the lessons of al-qaeda and yemen to attack it is behind it. the other evidence is that cherif was in yemen and et cetera influenced by the group ideas. cooperation between the government and america, the u.s. drone stacks helped the group gain authority and support within the tribes. the last three years have been the most active for them. >> al-qaeda's attacks in yemen are also increasing. the group seems to be involved on multiple battlefronts. is it launched attacks against shia how thing fighters.
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houthi fighters swept through the capitol in september and now control 9 provinces. they say they want to end the spread of al-qaeda and corruption. critics say the houthis are using al-qaeda as a pretext to seize power but al-qaeda in yemen remains dangerous and lethal al-qaeda in the aabeian pennsylvania has called for attacks against the west. the group says it manages a long battle against europe the intelligence of the yemeni intelligence and their european counterparts. yemen could be excused because the country is steps away from being a failed state. omar al shea sanaa. >> tonight in our deeper look we explore how agreeablization and immigration are contributing to an increasing threat of homegrown or so-called lone wolfe terrorism and the difficulties of combatting such
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threats. the el nusra front is taking responsibilities for a suicide bomb in lebanon in tripoli today, at least 7 people were killed and another 20 were hurt. coming up on al jazeera america, operating for 13 years, a detention center there are no signs of it closing any time soon. on, the us says 35 detain easy can never be released released. find out who they are and why at
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well, back. braifrn's prime minister david cameron flies to washington next month, he is expected to ask for the release of the last british residents held at guantanamo bay. he will ask a saudi citizen be
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released after 13 years with no trial and no charges. the british president was one of the first detainees brought there. tomorrow the anniversary of the arrival of the first inmate 13 years ago sunday. president obama has yet to fulfill his promise to shut the facility downing. more from roslyn jordan in washington. >> reporter: big problem is this: finding a safe place where these meng and their families can live. officials here at the state department and at the pentagon are actively negotiating with officials in their home countries as well as in third-party countries because in some cases, notably yemen, the u.s. government's position is that it's just too dangerous for these men who are from yemen to be resettled in their homeland. >> said the officials say they are very much committed to carrying out this process. now, the bigger question: president barack obama came into office back in 2009 and on his second day in office said that he wanted the military prison closed.
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it's still open. why is that? well even though the bush administration created this prison camp without any congressional input, president obama's position is that he needs congress's blessing in order to close it. and, in fact congress has already stepped in to prevent him from closing the facility unilaterally. they will not provide any money to conduct the military commission on u.s. soil. they have put in a band refusing the obama administration the right for people who are opposed to u.s. policies particularly
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in the middle east. there is no doubt it is at symbol. it has radicalized some people who say that the u.s. does not stand for justice, does not treat people of the muslim faith failure and simply does not care about human rights. there have also been the ongoing questions about the legality of and the grounds in which the detainees have been held. many have never had a chance to challenge their detention before a military judge. >> has been a sore point with many people particularly in the middle east. now, if the prison were to be closed tomorrow would that change the u.s.s. standing internationally? it could probably help but it's not clear that it would make a huge difference because we are now talking about 13 years in which the rule of law seemingly was not being followed at guantanamo. >> ross cylinder jordan reporting me. joining me is andy worthington
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thank you for your time. let's talk about this british resident. he is one of the 59 that have been cleared for release. shakir amir. he was cleared under the bush administration and under the obama administration. he is still being held. the u.k. says they want him back. can you tell us a little bit more about his story? >> yeah. well shakir rama says he was in afghanistan in 2001 for humanitarian aid. no one has provided any reason to doubt that story. he was rounded up like so many other people sent to guantguantanamo. as you say, he was approved for release under president bush president bush and approved bore repolice against by guantanamo the task force that president obama created. now, you know, we heard about how congress has tried to raise obstacles to make it difficult for president obama to release prisoners. it must be said congress has been dubious about muslim countries. the united i as
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america's, you know, strongest ally is not a dubious place to sends a man back to under any circumstances. so there has to be some other reason. the reason i think, is he has been in captivity. from the very beginning, this is a man who is very he willquents strong minded intelligence and absolutely will not stand for injustice. he fought for the rights of the prisoners to be treated humanly he understood absolutely how lawless the place was. as a result he is very outspoken. i think it's also fair to say that he has been abused himself, and he may well have been told stories about other people who have been abused or tortures. >> sot he has a lot to say. >> this would make it -- it would make it an embarrassment to release him, i think. but both the british and american governments have proven adept at preventing anyone being held accountable for anything in a courtroom.
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>> that's all it could be. embarrassment. what he has to say is not really going to lead to prosecutions or any real difficulties. >> let's talk about some of the other people cleared for release. a lot are from yemen. what is stopping them from going back to yemen? is it president obama? who is it? what's happening? >> well, you know i can't really speak for the yemeni point of view. from the point of view of the united states establishment and this is the whole of the political establishment. there has been a great unease about security situation in yemen from the time of president bush and it seems clear that the obama administration is not really willing to try and argue people should be returned. what we have for many years is that no yemenis cleared -- yemenis approved for release. 52 of these 59 men approved for release are yemeni. none of them were sent home
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because of this refusal to send them back to their home country. that was a terrible thing to say to the world, was that here are men approved for release but we are not going release them. in the r50e7b9 months what we have seen is with this drive to release prisoners, third countries have been found for a number of these men. so, you know, i think what we are looking at now is -- i am sure there has been frantic activity behind the scenes to try to find many many more third countries that will take in some of these men and give them a new home. it's a tall order, though. there are 52 men who have to be rehoused in other countries with which they have no connection. but i very much hope -- >> go ahead. >> sorry. >> what do you -- >> i was just going to say. >> go ahead. my apologies. >> please. i was just going to say, i very much hope there is a serious amount of work going on behind the scenes to make sure that this happens. >> what do you think should be done about the men that have been deemed too dangerous to release? do you try them?
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do you release them? >> well, you know no. i mean you don't try them because there are really only 10 men in guantanamo who have been put forward for trials or who have had trials. these military commission system is, you know is a broken system on the verge of total collapse. you know just yesterday, the appeals court here in washington, d.c. threw out the conviction against a man who said to the -- accepted a plea deal in 2011 and was released at the end of last year. the system is close to collapse. and then they are not claiming that they want to prosecute more than this number of men. so that leaves 58 others after the 127 still held who, according to the evaluation of the guantanamo review task force, the president obama established in his first term in 2009, they reviewed the cases of all of the prisoners and said essentially this group of men are too dangerous to release, but we don't have the evidence to put them on trial. now, you know for anyone
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concerned justice, alarm bells start ringing when somebody says we think you are dangerous but we can't prove it with evidence. i think that it's -- i think that people should understand that what the -- what the government is calling the information that they are using to justify holding this men is dubious and a lot of it, when examined closely, proves to be multiple levels of hearsay extracted from other prisoners who were not intear gated under conditions that were conducive to telling the truth. now, i am glad to say that the obama administration recognizes that this initial designation five years ago is something that needs to be reviewed. okay. ? >> currently there is a process called the periodic review boards which are looking at the cases of all of these men. they are working quite slowly but in the last year they reviewed the cases of nine men, and in six of those cases, the inter agency group has approved the release of the men. >> okay. ? >> what's absolutely going to happen is some of these men will have their cases reviewed and
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will be approved for release. >> mr. worthington, that's going to have to be the last word. andy worthington, thank you so much. >> okay. thank you? >> . still ahead on access america, the search for a fugitive continues. so many questions remain for french investigators. >> very depressing. as time went by and i started going back to school and got a job today. the future is looking bright. >> homeless american families trying to get back on their feet.
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welcome back to "al jazeera america." here is a look at your top stories. french police are searching for a whom who they believe is linked to thursday's killing of a police officer. now there is a question if she was en in the country at the time. meanwhile, paris you appears to hold a unity rally and hundreds of thousands of demonstrators and world leadters. con conquerry visited the french embassy in washington on friday
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and signed the condolence book for the victims. paris attack n it he wrote the meaning of "charlie hebdo" will never be silent. >> a growing memorial people continue to leave pens pencils outside the offices of the satirical weekly "charlie hebdo." joining us from paris is stevener languager the london bureau chief for the "new york times" and has been leading the coverage. we appreciate the time so much. you have talked about -- reported on questions that the french government now has to deal with. the difficulty in tracking so many people keeping them on their radar. one authority says there are too many people to track. another says there is a lack of resources. what is the answer? what are the right questions to be asking here? >> there are a number of questions. one is why the magazine charlie
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help charlie hebdo wasn't better protected, which is a different question, a very important one because they knew that "charlie hebdo" and it's editor were on the targeting list. second question is with the rise of israel the islamic state, and the long and bloody war against bashar al assad in syria, there have been increasing numbers of europeans and french too, who have been traveling through turkey to fight with the islamics in syria and there are probably between a thousand and 2,000 of those an probably 200 or more have come home and those are the people that are french counter intelligence people who are concentrating on. these brothers that the kouachi brothers had kept their heads down for three years. they were mottnot among the isis fighters.
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the younger brother, cherif had tried to go to iraq in 2005. >> in fact, he says that he got the the green light for this attack. what will more do you know about that? >> that's what he said. >> right? >> his other brother, his older brother, said had gone to yemen to studie arabic as many did because they speak a beautiful arabic there and seemed to have been radicalized and met alakw and cherif told french television before he died that he was sponsored on a trip of his own to yemen and al a laki financed it. the two were engaged with al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. >> hayat brownwoodoum bouddiene, what
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do about her? >> she is the daughter of algerian immigrants the her father died young. she grew up in foster care. she met her -- the man who she married in a muslim ceremony but not in a french civil ceremony when she worked as a cashier, and she became increasingly more muslim and apparently more radicalized and she was very close friend with cherif's wife. and they talked a lot and they seem to have been pulled together by this friendship and, also by their relationship with a man named jamal badal, who had been a frenchman who had actually been recruited by al-qaeda osama bin laden and in 2001, and he had come back or perhaps tried to blow up the american embassy in paris, was
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arrested jailed got out of jail in 20s 10 and seems to have met all of these brothers and their wives and girlfriends in the period since. >> what -- is what has happened now a game changer in the way european government will be confronting home grown terrorism? >> well i think it's a very important question. one i talked to compared it to an airline crashes. when it happens, it's terrible. you want to know what you need to do but you still keep traveling on airplanes. >> that's the way counter terrorism works. the best way of judging it is what it presents from happening. so you can't provide 100% security. the problem, i think, for the french is.
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they skwant on the current program. they have limited resources. even tapping someone's phone, it takes allotted of time to listen to everything they say. >> sure. >> and, you know, they have to priority people and i think they had put the kouachi brothers on the list they were on the american no-fly lift. people knew they were engaged in the past in jihadi activities. they seem to have gone under underground for the last couple of years so they had fallen off of the urgent radar. >> steven you are linger thank you for sharing your reporting with us. we appreciate it. >> thank you. >> when you think of the homeless, you might picture a person living on the street but there are many more in shelters and thousands of them are families. the national center on family homelessness says 1 in 30 american children, homeless. as al jazeera kaelyn forde shows
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us, the challenge to get on their feet is often a difficult one. . >> reporter: a home for the new year jessica says that's her dream for 2015. for the past year the single mother and her son, ryan have lived here at new york city's largest family homeless shelter. jessica says she came to the sara to goa family inn after fleeing domestic violence at the hands of her partner. >> at first, it was very depressing, but as time went by and i started going back to school and just got a jod to be so the future is getting brighter. >> jessica isn't alone. families like hers are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. it's a crisis that's hit hard here in new york. the city operates more than 150 family shelters like this one. according to new york city's homeless data more than 59,000 people sleep in shelters like this one on any given night. and almost half, some 25,000 of
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them, are children. >> michael fahy helped run the program here for decades. he says he has seen the number of homeless children skyrocket. >> nationwide, it's estimated that it's 2.5 million. it's getting worse. and something's got to be done to make it easier for the children and the families to transition. >> but michael says homelessness isn't just a housing issue, which is why sarah to go a offers counseling job training day care and after school programs right here. caring for each family costs the city about $30,000 per year. wendy and her son, jawan have lived here for three and a half years. she also asked us not to the use her last name. they came here after wendy lost her job at a nearby hospital. >> they think homeless people are dirty bums on the street. you see them on subways, sleeping on subways, smelly and they look scary. >> that's not what most of the homeless people look like. they look like me. they look my son. if you saw me workalking out on the
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street you would never know i live in a shelter. >> she and jaw a n are leaving for their own apartment. >> being without a homemade me feel lost. when i went to my part-time, i sat there for about an hour. i was so elated, so happy. i am going to cook my behind off when i get back. i can't wait. >> a wait wendy says has been long and hard but makes coming home this year sweeter. al jazeera, new york. joining us from washington, d.c. is michael sits the director for the national coalition for the homeless. we appreciate your time. we just heard families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. can you tell us what are some of the challenges that these families have to deal with on a daily basis? >> anyone can imagine what it's like to be homeless if you are a single person but if you are a one or a two-parent household and you have kids and you don't have enough money, medical
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insurance, a job, your kids don't have permanent housing it safkts the entire family. being a homeless family is much more difficult than being a homeless individual. >> can you tell us what the conditions are like in these shelters for these families? >> a shelter is not a home and there is no city in the country that is able to shelter all of its homeless population. thirty % of the nation's homeless are unsheltered. now that doesn't mean they are all living outside. shelters do a good job putting a roof over someone's head and people need more than food and
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shelter. they need employment. they need housing assistance. they need supportive social services. some communities are putting families up in motels which a motel is much better than a shelter, but motels do not provide supportive social services so when a person's stay is over at the hotel, in a week or a month the families in the same boat as they were before they went into that motel. >> just a cycle let's talk about the children, what are. >> homeless children i know they believe moving around three or four times a year three or four different schools, and imagine how that affects someone's psyche lodge scal and educational achievement.
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it's very difficult for homeless children to develop friendships, a sense of community, a permanent stable place because the family is in an unstable situation and they are. >> it's really difficult issue, and we need to shed as much light on it as possible. director for community organizations for the national coalition for the homeless thank you so much. >> you are welcome. >> in iraq those who have been forced to escape isil in the northwest now facing a harsh wenter. thousands of the internally displaced are living in tents in camps like the one in dahook. >> if it looks bleak, that's because it is. in this makeshift city hundreds of families are trying to stay warm warm. warm. >> just look at this. we only have a small stove. please let the world see this. >> at night, the temperature drops to blow zero degrees
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celsius. halil came to the camp after three of his 12 children were killed by isil fighters. he brought what was left of his family here. >> it can't get worse than this. we are suffering from the cold. everybody got money from the government except for us. >> around 19,000 people are living in the camp. most have come from the sinjar region which has seen some of the heaviest fighting between peshmerga forces and isil. but the flimsy tents aren't enough to insulate them from the bitter cold. >> we wait for one hour for the heater to warm up. then my family and i sit around the heater. and the cold weather is already taking its toll. his children are starting to fall ill- but he says the health center in the camp isn't equipped to deal with them. the closest hospital is too far away. in the desperate search for safety away from isil fighters these families are now faced
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with other problems and there are still months of winter weather ahead for them to endure. randolph noble, al jazeera. >> a pour storm is blanketing southwest china with snow. maintenance workers are working around the clock to clear the road. airports are trying to present further flight sdruingsz of the the snowfall is expected to continue until monday. lebanon, the death toll from the severe winter storm began on tuesday has risen to 7. 4 are bangladeshi workers who suffocated as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning from faulty heating. they criticize authorities for failing to clear the road. we saw lake effect know this past couple of days that had been deadly in certain areas. i want to take you to michigan to show you the event that happened there. this was just to the west of battle creek. this was about a little over 241
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hours ago. let's put that in to motion. this is how it played out. you can see how the snow forms on the eastern side of the lake then moves over parts of michigan well we have seen an improvement, but, still, about 100 miles to about 120 miles out, we are still looking at lake-effect snow there, a very dangerous situation. visibility could drop down to zero quickly. driving conditions across that region could still be a problem. also today, driving conditions were a problem when we saw icing here across parts of central texas. now, the storm causing the icing is moving up here toward the northeastern part of texas. the icing event is going to ends. we are looking at lake-effect snow here across parts of new england and for syracuse you are going to be seeing snow but it's watertown that's going to see the majority of the snow. anywhere between 12 and eighteen inches of snow is expected. now, as we go towards tomorrow the areas that you see in blue and purple those are all of the areas that are going to be below freezing as we go in to and start the day tomorrow. you are going to be 28 degrees
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in the morning for atlanta and new york is going to be about 14 degrees, still, a big problem with the icing in the and the rain especially in the morning hourpz down here towards the south. so we are watching that cable, the lake effect will still be a major problem, and for new york travel delays could be an issue as we go towards monday. until zimbabwe thousands have been displaced by flooding. the red cross says they need more money to help those affected by days of heavy rain. erica wood has more. >> reporter: walking through what's left of her village, sodden bricks and collapsed walls, this woman and hundreds of others have lost their homes and livelihood to flooding. >> translator: that is my homestead over there. i had a motorcycle a grinding mil and livstoke. i -- livestock. i lost all of them. >> the red cross says at least 11 people have died. some were swept away by swollen
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rivers. the sunshining now but earlier this week heavy rain inundated central and northern areas of the country. >> on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of january, we did a deep low pressure sitting over the northeastern corner and that brought in huge amounts of rain. >> those able to reach the aid center have been given tents for temporary housing. the red cross says it needs more fund to go help thousands of others affected. many have no choice but to pack up and leave their villages. they are moving to stay with relatives on higher ground. erikawood, access. >> from south to west australia, the country is battling a blaze. brush fires are battling out of control. can be seen for up to 62 miles away from perth. roads have been closed and residents to evaluate the affected area. 40 homes have been destroyed
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since the fires began a week ago. australia faces brush fires every year. this has been the worst in three decades. coming up as access continues, the good news another success for space x. the bad, a landing of part of the rocket didn't go so well. the story of four young michigan girls on the way to the international space station.
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>> 1, zero, and last-off of the space x falcon 9 dragon continuing. >> the lift objection; form from cape canaveral sending a supplies to the space station. it had a secondary goal trying to recover and that experiment did not work. close but not cigar.
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tom ackerman has more. >> and liftoff of the space x falcon 9 rocket lift dragon continuing the resupply chain to the international space station. >> this is the private companyth 6th unmanned cargo mission to the space station following a 4-day delay. but though the launch was successful there was disappointment with a key test objective: the company was aiming to execute a maneuver that would salvage the discarded first stage for later use. thruster engines and fins were supposed to bring it in for a precision soft land okay a solid target floating far out in the atlantic. a space port drone ship platform measuring 91. he lam muscreported in a tweet, rocket made it to drone spaceport ship but landed hard. close but no cigar this time. bodes well for the future though. >> future would see a dramatic advance in space travel reusable rockets, as
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muscexplained in a seminar last year. >> if we have rockets that are reusable, we could reduce -- fullyly utesful, the potential is there to get reductions in the space transport. >> muscsaid the platform was undamaged so some support equipment on deck will need to be replaced. before the launch he cautioned odds of success in a first try soft landing were no better than 50/50. the 1.8 ton cargo including food scientific experiments and spare parts is on course to reach the space station on monday. next month, it's scheduled to return to earth and splash down in the pacific. tom ackerman al jazeera. >> aboard the space x dragon capsule, experiment designed by four iraqi-born teenage girls, the launch was a second chance for the students from michigan. >> 5, 4, 3, 2, 1.
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>> when an unmanned nasa rocket launched from eastern virginia last october the dreams of these iraqi refugees living in metro detroit took flight. >> i was so excited. like oh, my god, our experiment is in that rocket and it's going up. >> moments later, disaster. the rocket explodes just after takeoff. in it, commercial supplies and over a dozen science experiments, one of which belonged to the 8th graders. >> if you told me it blowed up. i was like no, it went past. we can see it. but then i realized and i start crying. >> the middle school students developed a tool that can test the effect that iodine tablets can have on e.coli bacteria in zero gravity. nasa is giving them a second chance to see if the experiment
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could offer new ways to make dirty water clean here on earth and in space. >> they want to improve the world. they want to give back to their country. >> over a year ago, reggean a alsubad, fara suba, mayorian calf are a and ezra sabadi fled iraq with their families fearing religious persecution. life experience became the catalyst for their scientists experiments? >> when i was in iraq we didn't have clean water. like it wasn't clean that much. like maybe sometimes people get sick or some of them die. >> madison's superintendent randy spec says that there is a lesson in this experiment for everyone. >> see what the results of possibly clean water could have for their lives personally. that's a big deal. but, also for our school community to say science and technology engineering and
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math those are really big and important things for this generation of students. >> i really love this school. this school made me better a better person and it may be my future will start from here since since this experience. >> alsabag and her friends hope to make a difference. them that the sky's the limit. >> bisi o'leary. >> the tragedy in paris touched people around the world. we will show you how major publications are paying tribute.
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>> the death toll could be much higher than anyone'd known. >> posing as a buyer to get in there. >> 10,000 people are already dead mr. president, who should answer for those people? since the initial attack on the "charlie hebdo" office many editors have been struggling with how to present the story on their newspapers and magazines. images many muslims consider to be blas femous dmiksz of the prophet muhammad. richelle carey, "talk to al jazeera just is next. from news is up next at
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