there's more to finical news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, could striking workers in greece delay your retirement? i'm here to make the connections to your money real. >> terror in europe, police shoot it out with militants in belgium and investigators round up dozens of suspects in france and germany as europe braces for the threat of more attacks. >> president obama and british prime minister david cameron meet for formal talks top of the agenda the fight against ice sell. >> americans going to cuba, don't pack your bags yet.
there are still restrictions. >> helping the little guys thrive. why smaller innovations helping the motor city. >> raised cross europe overnight part of the crack down on suspected terror cells in the wake of the paris attacks. belgium on high alert after police killed two suspects in a firefight and captured two dozen others. >> there were raised in germany and 12 detained in france as part of the probe against the paris attacks. >> we have followed all the latest developments. what are we hearing this morning? >> a search of the building in belgium turned up police uniform, bomb making equipment and more military assault rifles. the group's goal was to kill police officers. that operation that captured them was part of a country wide anti terror sweep resulting in the arrest of 13 people.
germany is also conducting its own raised to round up suspected terrorists. in berlin, hundreds of officers searched a dozen properties, ultimately arresting two turkish nationals suspects of recruiting syrian fighters for isil. all told, dozens were arrested within three european nations. >> a barrage of bullets and flash of flames preevents a planned terror attack according to authorities in belgium. covered by snipers on rooftops, belgian police were executing search warrants when shots rang out. >> immediately opened fire with automatic weapons. >> the ground floor of this former bakery caught on fire after multiple explosions. no police were wound the in the clash which happened in a neighborhood in this to iny town 80 miles southeast of brussels. >> i just left when i saw a police car passing me with its
lights flashing. i heard three loud explosions. i thought they were fireworks but then there was a essential smell. >> two suspects were killed, a third captured. they were investigating extremists recently returned from fighting in syria. >> this group was about to commit terrorist attacks in belgium. >> authorities say the gun battle was one antiterrorism operation, pun pointing people about to carry out eminent attacks. >> this operation was meant to dismantle a terrorist cell, not only the terrorist cell, but also the logistic network behind it. >> despite all of these counter terrorism operations happening at once, authorities say there's no apparent link to last week's attack in paris however police in france say their raised resulted in the arrests of 12 linked to the gunman who took host ones in a kosher supermarket, killing four. >> this morning, secretary of
state john kerry is in paris meeting with president hollande saying america shares france's pain and horror at last week's attacks. he toured the memorial outside the charlie hebdo offices and grocery store. he was accompanied by his counterpart and laid wreaths at both sites. >> these are live images out of paris right now. this is the mayor of paris who will be meeting with secretary of state john kerry as he continues his tour of europe, which many say is laying out and trying to do damage control from the fact that no one from high ranking washington showed up to be part of those 40 nations that participated in that unity march. secretary kerry is standing to the right side of the paris mayor. >> the attacks in france sure to be top of the agenda at meetings today between president obama and david cameron.
britain's prime minister arrived last night for a two day trip. are those paris attacks why they are meeting? >> well terrorism is certainly top on the agenda, del and prime minister david cameron reflected on the police raid in belgium. >> >> it looks like yet another indication of the huge risk that we face from islamist extremist terror in europe after the attacks in paris after events here in america now we see this. it underlies that our intelligence and security agencies need to work together closely, remain extremely vigilant. >> the two leaders talking about what to do on the home front but also what to do about isil and al-qaeda overseas. now, this is also a political moment for the prime minister. let's not dismiss politics here. he is up in a tough reelection battle with a labor leader. this is a moment for him to show people back home he has a strong
relationship with president obama. >> what else is on the agenda? >> when it comes to terrorism prime minister david cameron would like to see the white house pressure social media companies, like facebook and twitter to let british intelligence gain access to encrypted communications and fight against terrorism. that raises some concerns though, because of privacy issues. the two will also talk about trade in a potential u.s., e.u. trade deal. they are going over russia and the russian aggression in ukraine, so a wide array of items on their agenda. >> another small tidbit, david cameron spending the night at the white house how unusual is that? >> it is pretty rare, he is staying at the white hours and not in blare house where many visitors often located. the two do have somewhat of a close relationship and that's fairly unusual for president obama. you recall a few years when the prime minister visited the u.s.,
president obama took him to a march madness college basketball game. david cameron also recently told the daily mail in the u.k. that the president sometimes calls him bro. both leaders hoping to make a connection as well as deal with these pressing issues. >> we would call that a cross the atlantic bromance. libby, thank you very much. >> meanwhile in pakistan, crowds clashed with police over the satirical newspaper charlie hebdo, the crowds heading to the consulate in karachi where police used water cannons to push them back. the protestors were mostly students. >> a saudi arabia blogger is receiving a flogging today hit 50 times. last week he received his first 50 lashes. he was sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting islam. he's written several on line
pieces critical of the government. his sentence is called a vicious act of cruelty. >> the pentagon revealed overnight it is sending 400 troops and hundreds of support personnel to prepare fighters, training beginning in the spring. at your coo he and qatar are also hosting training sessions. >> a massive turnout for pope francis in the philippines thousands lining the streets and gathering at a malto hear him speak. later today he travels to the area of devastation from the 2013 typhoon. >> ordinary tourism to cuba is still banned. are tour operators expecting a big boom in business? >> it's like dam the president took out one or two bricks, the
congress will dismantle the whole thing if it decides to, but the pressure is building. the few american companies that facilitate travel to cuba say their phones have been ringing off the hooks. one new york company is hiring more people to handle the rush. >> the door for americans to travel to cuba is now open. new regulations will allow u.s. you citizens to travel to cuba if they fit into categories, visit family, education religion, unism and humanitarian you purposes. don't pack just yet. >> tourism is not allowed. you have to fall in one of those categories. >> this florida travel agency owner is closely watching the new rules. >> all the licensing is general which means nobody has to go and apply for a license to travel to cuba. >> visitors will still need a visa from the cuban government. >> it will open a door to
countries to get to know each other well. >> president obama made good on his commitment to loosen restrictions on dealing with havana. this is the furthest any president has gone to normalize relations with cuba since the embargo was established more than 50 years ago. >> that increased contact with the cuban people and cuban government would only serve to put more pressure on the castro regime to abide by, protect and advance the basic human rights we hold dear. >> senator marco rubio is questions whether the new rules vital american law in a statement saying: jamal tut will you communications provider would have more opportunities in cuba. only congress can lift the full trade embargo. it will be easier for americans
to spend money in cuba. for the first time, people will be able to use their credit cards there. >> this is going to benefit us in many case in an economic sense. there's going to be more of an opening. lives will improve. >> one improvement for cuban that amount of money american families can send to families home will increase. >> united airlines plans to seek approval to approval regular service to cuba. before any routes are established, the u.s. department of transportation must work out an agreement with the cuban government but it's start to go kick off. >> a lot of companies seeing dollar signs. >> oklahoma carrying out an execution. the supreme court denied a stay request from the murderer. he was put to death using a new cocktail. witnesses say he said my body is on fire and the needles felt
like acid. he died without any signs of physical distress. that same drug used in florida. he was pronounced dead minutes after the oklahoma execution. florida used the drug cocktail 11 times without incident. >> in africa, hundreds of thousands have fled their homes where massive floods hit the country. the government has declared half the country a disaster zone, and now it's asking for international help. >> >> on tuesday at down, floodwaters swept through this township. the raging waters came down, carrying huge rocks. several people and livestock were swept away. forty houses were destroyed. this man's 11-year-old he was
sleeping. he drowned. >> we heard a boom, then we come to check we found that there's nothing. everything is gone. >> people are searching for those still missing. >> these men are looking for the bodies are young boys and another man living in the house. they think the bodies are buried under the mud. >> after several hours they found nothing but they say they won't stop looking. >> a short distance away, hundreds of those who escaped have taken refuge in this school sleeping on floors with little food and hardly any utensils to cook with. this woman is just happy that she got her four children out safely. >> weaver never experienced this before. i managed to take some of my children's clothes but nothing else. >> it gets worse as you go farther south. thousands are trapped in villages that are hard to
access. it's a disaster that malawi's president said the country cannot deal with alone. al jazeera southern malawi. >> for more on those storms and the forecast in the u.s., let's turn to our meteorologist nicole mitchell. good morning nicole. >> good morning this storm is on the move and will cause problems elsewhere. this is the southern hemisphere. unlike the northern hemisphere, this is an opposite spin to the cyclones and moving more una west to east pattern unlike we typically see as things come toward the united states. the one for us what would be a major hurricane is fortunately moving away from land. it is this system heading toward madagascar causing problems. first it zig zagged the coastline. even though for us, it would be categorized as a tropical storm it had a lot of moisture as it was doing that, causing the flooding we were just talking about. still a lot of moisture with this system, even though it's
not really intensify, we are going to see it dump in some cases over a foot of rain in the next couple days as it slowly moves, so more flooding concerns. we talked about the pope's visit to the philippines. this is a tropical storm not expected to intensify and cause problems in that respect. you can see the moisture that will move in as well, so that might impact some of the trip as they move along. >> back to the united states, much more quiet just a couple of snowflakes around the great lakes region. our next system is moving into the hid west. this is going to be a big player for a lot of the northern tear of the country. for now snow in the higher he will vases it has been warm enough that this is definitely rain instead. >> boxing legend muhammed ali back in the hospital this morning, readmitted thursday for follow up care after he suffered a serious infection last month. tomorrow his 73rd birthday. he hopes to be home in time to
spend it with his family. >> the crackdown in europe on potential terrorism. >> the latest arrest in belgium germany and france. we'll talk about the on going efforts there to keep people safer. >> looking for answers in central connecticut the area hit by a swarm of small earthquakes over the past few weeks. >> the long road to rebuilding haiti's education system. why a lot of schools ever yet to open five years after that earthquake. >> 5,400,000,000 that's the big number of the day. >> why target is going to have to pay a lot of money to shut down stores in canada.
>> today's big number is $5,400,000,000 the number target is going to lose shutting down its canada operations. >> it put more than $6 billion you into the stores north of the border. they have struggled over the last few years to turn a profit. all 133 of them will now close. shutting those stores down will put more than 7,000 canadian employees out of work.
>> raised across europe as authorities in belgium france and germany crack down on terrorism. >> in belgium, two suspects were killed and investigators found police uniforms, explosives and four rifles. >> this is the scene here a day after the attacks here on thursday evening. when police arrived here to search a bakery just up the road here, they were faced with heavy
gunfire, the gun battle ensued according to locals holed up in their houses listening to it. several loud bangs were heard. the whole incident lasted around 10 minute, but when it was over, two suspects were dead and a third man arrested. this is one of at least a dozen raised and searchings that took place over the course of thursday and at least 10 searches were carried out in and around the belgian capitol brussels. the authorities say the extremists were planning imminent attacks. it appears as if the authorities here had been monitoring these individuals for quite some time. when the authorities entered the this here behind me, they found a caching of weapons and they found money. they also found police uniforms. they he assumed that these extremists or alleged extremists were trying to plan an attack on
the authorities themselves on the police here in belgium. >> there have also been and you said in berlin, two turkish men now under arrest there. what are authorities saying about those two? >> that's right a similar raid happening in the german capitol berlin. we gather that two men of turkish origin have been arrest, one a 41-year-old man believed to be the head of a cell planning attacks in syria. this particular individual is also believed to have been part of a larger network that incorporated a number of extremists from the likes of russia along with turkey. this was adds to a continent that's already on a heightened state of alert after the attacks in france last week. belgian police say the incident here in belgium had no direct
links with france, but of course security across this country, as well as germany and france remains very high indeed. >> thank you. >> christopher swift is in washington d.c. this morning. thanks for being with us. are we going to see more raised like we saw in western europe. >> probably and there are two reasons why. the first is operation algae hadi cells or terrorist cells are more likely to go operational or to undertake terrorist attacks in the wake of a big attack, so the charlie hebdo attack that we saw in paris just a little less than two weeks ago now could be a good impetus for other organizations to do copy cat attacks, to um policemen their own plans to move up their own time frame for their operations. that's part of the reason you see to many countries on alert. >> we have seen canada,
australia, belgium france. are we naive in the united states to believe cells operating in those countries were not planning attacks here? >> look, we've had attacks here in the united states. you had the times square attempted bombing you had the fort hood shooting, we had the boston marathon bombing by the tsarnaev brothers. this is not limited to europe or canada. we've had it in the united states. the trick is how do we responsibility and the way that most effective is engagement where these people live and good solid police work. it's what we saw in belgium yesterday and germany today. >> do you believe that the authorities in belgium worked with our countries for information or acted alone? >> we need to have a little more information. what i can tell you is, you
know, based on reports we've seen and statements by the prosecuting magistrate that they had this particular cell under observation for some time, that these individuals had just come back from syria so they were known entities. in the wake of the september 11 attacks, law enforcement agencies intelligence agencies all around the world start communicating a whole lot better than they used to. between europe and the united states there are very close relationships and coordination that didn't exist even a few years ago and that coordination gets better with every day and every bad incident. >> this recent incident in ohio with the arrest of a young man there, do you believe that we are seeing deep seated ideology that isil is taking advantage of or do you believe that we are seeing troubled people that simply have no place else to go? in other words, they are embracing this, because they were troubled. >> i don't think those two concepts mutually exclusive.
when people radicalize be it through a group or in consultation with someone on line or even on their own in their basement at home, they are going through a pros of self identification with a group regardless of whether they're a member through self radicalization where they exlooked every other way of looking at the world. the trick is to identify those people early on before they go through a process called self mobilization where they put their ideology in action by causing other people harm. the only way to do this while protecting civil liberties is having a good connection with the communities where these people live and engaging in good solid police work. when we do that, we can prevent these incidents. when we isolate or marginalize these communities it's harder to gets that done. >> a series of small earthquakes rattled eastern connecticut.
the latest came thursday morning in plainfield, along the riled rhode island border. a dozen quakes ever hilt in the last week, the large effort at 3.3 on the richter scale. they say the area lice on an ancient fault lane. >> rain headed to the northeast. let's get a check of your forecast, as always, we turn to our meteorologist nicole mitchell. >> the system we're watching is trending that direction so looking at the large picture all the rain in the south as expected cleared out for today still, behind the last system, a few areas of lake effect snow, but this is the one we're watching already impacting the northwest. not a lot of moisture as it moves through the midwest possibly snow for parts of minnesota or wisconsin and for the day on sunday, picks up more moisture as it gets toward the east coast. that's going to be the rainy day. it would be far interior it would be snow. this is mostly rain. this system will do changes to the temperature cooler hour
ahead of that, a little warmup in portions of the midwest. a little bit of a that you after this cold a january, you will take 40 degrees in a second. >> indeed, nicole mitchell, thank you. >> is the government going too far, as freedom of speech is under attack in places like france. >> after paris deems with the fallout from charlie hebdo a debate over the freedom of expression is under debate. >> dangerous and on the run these two teens could be a modern day bonnie and collide. >> from giants of industry to small start ups how a rebirth in detroit could hinge on a in a wife of entrepreneurs. >> going the stopping production on going the glasses for now one of the stories caught in our global net.
france. that is james taylor about to entertain the crowds. good morning. welcome to al jazeera america. ahead this half hour, when does free he dom of speech cross the line. also giving children a proper education, haiti is struggling to do that. >> the film "selma" up for big picture, but not a single and gottor of color has been nominated. >> new rules take effect this morning, making it easier for americans to trade or travel to cuba. little the first step in a new diplomatic relationship between the two nations. under the rules americans can go to cuba without attaining a special license. it makes it easier to bring
cuban goods back to the u.s. >> former british prime minister david cameron meets with president obama today expected to talk about cyber security and the efforts to stop extremism in europe. >> there were anti terror raised in belgium, two suspects killed and 13 arrested. two turk ashmen are under arrest in berlin, accused of helping isil. in paris, 12 were detained, they may have link's to last week's attack there. >> secretary of state john kerry is in paris this morning. he's trying to make up for a mistake. >> he is, indeed. the white house acknowledged that they made a miscalculation sending only the u.s. ambassador to paris to attended the huge solidarity rally here on sunday
other countries sent kings foreign ministers and chancellors. >> can you tell us about his trip who has he met with and how is he being received? >> well right now he's at the paris city hall, where he's been talking to the mayor and talking to the various guests there underlining the fact that france is the united states' oldest ally. of course we have tomorrow that france was very instrumental in helping the united states during its fight for independence. he also wanted -- he said above all, he wanted to share a big hug with the french people. he's also seen the french president, the french foreign minister and he paid a quick unscheduled stop at the scene of the shooting outside the jewish supermarket, where four people were killed. he spoke to members of the jewish community there. >> there's a saying in the
united states, how does it play in peoria. how is it playing in paris? there was a big deal made about the fact that the united states did not send a higher level delegation to the unity march. what does the average person in paris say about the absence of the united states? >> obviously it was noted but to be honest with you that was something of a sidebar on sunday when the main practice focus was the fact that almost 4 million people across the country participated in marches about 1.5 million in paris. in paris, it was about solidarity, about the values of the french republic, it was about this coming together, really of the people commemorating and at the same time mourning the fact that it was only the u.s. ambassador rather than a secretary of state or whatever, it was as i said, something of a sidebar. >> thank you for the perspective from paris.
>> french officials are ramping up prosecutions against people who make comments supporting or justifying terrorism. two men have been sentenced for comments in support of the charlie hebdo gunmen. french law prohibits inflammatory speech. the prosecutions have sparked debate about free expression. >> pope francis saying free speech should ever limits and that one cannot make fun of faith. why can't free speech have limits? >> as we all know, freedom is speech is an absolute freedom guaranteed by many international and universal declarations. in many countries like france, there is actually legal limits, the two main limits in french are dehe famation or insults
forbidden to praise terrorists, islamaphobia or calls for violence against an ethnickical group. >> antisemitic speech is out of bounds in france. chai brings us to the question of charlie hebdo's freedom of expression and offense to many islams who people neighborhood pictures of the prophet crossed that line. >> i think when we were saying maybe charlie hebdo is excessive, they were a satirical newspaper and they were just using this freedom of expression. i just want to put one limit into perspective which i think is interesting. we don't have to forget that blasphemy are used to restrict free speech. you mentioned earlier about the
saudi arabian sentenced to 1,000 lashes. >> how do we walk this tightrope. how do you decide what is blasphemy and what is free speech your ability to say something that you want to say? >> every newspaper every state has its own regulation or editorial standards and we he need to have this freedom -- >> that is not free speech speech that is government regular bladed free speech. >> no. you're right so every journal should be free to see -- to express whatever they want.
when you talk about satirical humor, it becomes more and more differ what could be too far for someone is not for someone else. >> do you believe that the french authorities now prosecuting people like the comedian who wrote i am charlie and added the name of a terrorist to the end of that line, do you think that the french are applying these laws equally among communities? >> i think the french government and i'm not defending it, have been, you know sued charlie hebdo in some cases, now suing this so-called humorist in a sense calling for terrorism, so when the government is you thissing that there's excess, they're asking the justice to decide if it's excessive or not. >> thank you for being with us andwell welcome back. >> thank you. >> jailed al jazeera journalist is calling on canada to get him
released. in a statement he he believes the prime minister could directly intervene in his case. he holds dual canadian citizenship. >> there is tight security in the philippines this morning as pope francis tours the country. the pontiff making waves for his call for social justice. we have more. >> pope francis wasted no time tackling politics, telling politicians and diplomats that the country's leaders need to get serious about corruption, poverty and scandalous inequality. >> it is now more than ever necessary that political leaders be outstanding for honesty
integrity and commitment to the common world. >> the philippine president has waged an anti corruption drive but one which critics say disproportionately target the opposition physician. away from the politics, devotion thousands awaited the first mass of the pope's visit and a sight of the man himself. >> i want to be enlightened inspired. >> all the things he he says are very doable and things can follow his example. >> inside the cathedral he he began his sermon quoting jesus words from the gospel, his main message focused on poverty and the need for catholic life.
five years later, it is far from recovered. >> children hungry to learn in school. teachers ever called for a strike saying working conditions and supplies are inadequate affecting the quality of learning for the young effort of haitians. some teachers say they haven't been paid unmonths. >> despite the bad working conditions and that we don't have proper school supplies to work the salary is the biggest problem. we can't take care of our family. >> the half rebuilt school in port a prince is a sign today of how the public education system was devastated after the quake dozens of schools badly damaged or collapsed. five years later this one nowhere near ready. >> there's not one single public school damaged in the earthquake that has been rebuilt and functioning now. there are some in construction
and others construction hasn't started yet. >> look around port a prince and signs like this are everywhere. the government says they have paid for a program to put 1.4 million children in private schools, which make up 80% of all the schools in the country. >> the good news is the government has been able to get some children book in school, but with so much of the emphasis being on private education it's come at the detriment of the public school system, meaning that the poorest of the haitian children still have very few options for their education future. >> this boy doesn't go to school. he's one of thousands who slip through the cracks. >> ironically, when we ask him what he wants to be when he gross up, he answers a teacher. >> at the public school, the
children may be too innocent to know the challenges between those who learn and those who don't growing by the day. >> less than three in 10 haitian kids go to secondary school. >> hundreds of same sex couples in michigan have been told their marriages are valid. a federal judge saying the state must recognize those unions. 300 couples tied the knot. >> detroit has long been associated with blight and unemployment. the bankruptcy could point to a brighter future. >> more companies are moving to detroit, finding detroit is open for business. >> it's a place where businesses are born, a community of workers, job creators an dreamers. in what was an abandoned office
block, a start is given to small businesses, like this one making custom jeans or this, which using all blacksmith technique to say meet modern demands. here rent is cheap advice not far away, the community supportive and it's working. >> if you opened up space to allow people to come in and be creative and think about kind of full pulling dreams with low-risk to failure, low risk to the barriers lower see what can happen and that's really the point at a very affordable cost. >> for years detroit relied on heavy industry for jobs, but down sizing it more than just to car workers cafes restaurants everyone suffered. detroit is diverse filing. it still wants big employers but you a wider job base. professor williams says it's about changing a consultsure. >> you're talking about making
it something that here's an elementary school or a high school to think about as an ocean. that involves not only encouraging it in the school, but also trying to encourage small businesses to grow up around them, so they actually see they have role models. >> one of the businesses staffed by the former homeless to make coats to help the homeless which convert into sleeping bags. it's planning a slicker version for commercial sale, meaning more jobs. it was the support particularly in the difficult early days one of made it a success. >> that constant worry that i'm sure a lot of other businesses experience first starting out can we milwaukee rental, can we even afford to be here, wasn't even on the docket. it's back of that and because the city of detroit and the whole community around us saying i don't have to worry about those things, i can focus on having a good business. >> similar operations are springing up. there are 20 companies here,
creating 80 jobs in three years. there's a waiting list to get in and plans to find more space to meet demands. it will never replace the big employers that still stot on the edges of detroit but for those here, a job is a job a fresh start, a new opportunity. al jazeera detroit. >> goldman sachs say small businesses are key to revitalizing detroit putting millions of dollars into a program to help education small business owners. >> a national manhunt is underway for two kentucky teens on the run for two weeks. pleas say they've been committing a crime one of across several states, allegedly stealing cars, forging checks and burglarizing homes. authorities say they were last spotted on surveillance video in south carolina. >> calling them a modern day bonnie and collide. >> google glass going off the market. the san francisco chronicle sawing google is going to stop
selling glasses on monday until they rethink how they will work. critics ever called them invasive unwieldy and criticized the design. >> they brought in a new person to redesign them. they still believe that they will one day catch on, we'll see. >> high school students in arizona will face one more test before graduating, a circumstances test. according to the arizona republic ledge later want students to prove they understand how government works before they can get their diplomas. a dozen states are looking at similar legislation. this is the first to pass it. opponents say this will lead to to more costses. the test is the same test one would take to become a citizen of the country. >> what happens in nebraska stays in nebraska. last call could be a thing of
the past, the legislation considering a bill to law bars to stay open all night. the legislature doesn't like seeing drunks forced out on the streets. nevada and louisiana the only two states so far to let the bar stay open all night. >> stagger the drunks. >> the white house looking to strengthen ties a india. >> up next, we'll talk to an expert on the word's large have the democracy about his upcoming trip. >> a sea turtle's fight back home. how they find their way back to the ocean is one of today's discoveries. discoveries.
>> sea furtherles use the earth's magnetic field. they travel thousands of miles to search for food but come back to the same beach to lay eggs. there are variations in the earth's magnetic field. >> it's kind of a turtle g.p.s. the nests are clustered closer together in florida where magnetic fields are closer together. >> in mexico, 20 state officials under investigation for alleged corruption tied in part to the disappearance of 43 missing college students last september. >> the military is being told to answer questions about its role. we have the latest from mexico city. >> i'm standing outside of mexico's main army headquarters for the first time ever, a court ordered the army to open several bases across the country including this one to human rights experts forensic investigators and family members of missing or killed people to look for evidence that the army may have played a role in the
killing of guerilla rebels and the disappearance of dozens of students who went missing in september. this comes after eight years of a raging drug war in which the army has been fighting alongside police across the whole country. it was a move very popular in 2006 when the former president calderone decided to thin the army into this drug war. they haven't lived up to the promise to bring down levels of violence. mexico conditions to be extremely violent and the army and military linked to thousands of cases of human rights abuse rape torture and murdered. in the next few weeks, we can expect to see forensic teams searching this base in mexico city and others around the country. it's a sign that shows just however this long honored and respected institution in mexico has fallen in the eyes of many mexicans. >> earlier this week, the mayor
of iguala became the highest mexican officials charged in the disappearance of those students. >> india in the spotlight for it's economy. during an official visit japan's foreign minister said india is to want investment destination for japanese firms. the two sides will discuss trade and national interests later this week. the u.s. looking to do the same, president obama will visit india in 10 days. shared economic opportunities are high on his agenda, as well. his visit will include discussions on defense education and energy. joining us now is senior fellow he for india pakistan and southeastern asia joining us from washington this morning. president obama met with the indian prime minister.
why another visit so soon and what will be the significance of it? >> thanks for having me on today. they he did recently meet, just at the end of september. the significance of this visit is that for the first time ever, in independent india's history the united states will be the chief guest at the republic day celebrations. the prime minister invited president obama to be his chief guest for the 26 of january republic day. it's a big parade, 50ivetys celebrating india's emergence of the republic, the creation of the indian constitution. for that reason, it's significant, the very first time an american president will be there as the chief guest. >> when president obama met with chinese leader recently, there was a major climate change announcement. india is the third largest carbon emitter. would you expect a similar
announcement? >> india is still very low in its per capita emissions and india stull needing more time to grow before they are willing to commit to a date where they will have peak emissions. where we have had good collaboration has been on clean energy development. that's where i'd expect to see something announced. >> that leads to one of my other questions, about economic business opportunities for american companies in india. that's one area, right in which we might see that. job creation was promised, better chuck prospects especially for indian youth helped him be elected. >> the prime minister's campaign was 100% focus said on economic growth and good governance.
that platform is what he is trying to implement. it's early days. he's made a lot of changes so far that have been incremental. a couple things he has done have been to raise the foreign direct investment caps, particularly in one area, insurance where the united states and other countries have hoped to see that cap go up for about a decade. that's sort of a big move. he's faced a little bit of a challenge on that front and that he needs for that to be passed by parliament as a law and parliament has had a lot of problems shutting down in a lot of different disputes towards the ends of december, so modi passed through an ordinance route. the next session of parliament will need to the that and other ordinances passed to be permanent. >> a lot of big issues with the world's largest democracy, thank you for your insights this morning. >> 2014 was tracked to be the hottest year on record.
later this morning forecasters from nasa and noaa are set to release temperature data from last year showing the temperatures a full degree hotter than we've seen in the last 130 years. >> let's get another check of your forecast. nicole mitchell is back. >> the records only go back that far, so on record, this will be our hottest year around the world. ocean temperatures really on the rise so that will impact things like marine life going forward. that report comes out later today. speaking of that, for january these are warm temperatures. minneapolis at 28, seattle at 48 that is pretty mild. we're going to stay mild at least for the western half of the country for the next couple of days. back to you guys. >> ahead in this next half hour, a lot of people celebrating that big drop in owl prices. some are not. how the oil glut is costing some entire cities their entire economic base. >> building an underground rail
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>> she giggles everytime she steps into the revolving door of justice >> she became legendary... >> the finer the store, the bigger the challenge >> al jazeera america presents the life and crimes of doris payne >> militants suspected of attacks across europe. >> paying respect, secretary of state john kerry meeting with france president hollande. >> going a fresh look at the destruction by boko haram president goodluck jonathan meets with victims of the violence. >> some of this year's motion
pictures the lack of diversity some say can be seen in the nominations. >> across europe, police have been conducting raised on suspected terror cells. >> the first raid in belgium the country on high alert. two suspects were killed, another 12 arrested. authorities believe attacks were planned on police officers. >> in berlin, two people were arrested accused of helping isil. in france, 12 detained who may have links to last week's par russ attacks. we have more on the developments. >> we're looking at dozens of people arrested in three european nations. belgium, a search of the building turned up police uniforms bomb making equipment and four military style assault rifles. the operation was part of a country wide anti terror sweep
resulting in the arrests of 13 people. >> this operation was meant to dismantle a terrorist cell, not only the cell, but also the logistic network behind it. this has shown that these people had the intention to kill several policemen in the streets. >> germany conducted raids. 250 officers searched a dozen properties arresting two turkish nationals suspected of recruiting syrian fighters for isil. despite all of these counter terrorist operations happening at once within authorities say there is no apparent link to last week's paris attacks. >> the recent arrests in paris what more can up tell us about them? >> prosecutors now say that all 12 people recently arrested are somehow linked to amedy
coulibaly. >> spain may be looking into a possible connection with coulibaly, as well? >> last month he spent time in spawn with his wife and some unidentified person. spain looking to retrace his steps to see if they can find more accomplices. >> combating terrorism is a top agenda item at the white house today where president obama is going to hold formal talks with british prime minister david cameron. libby casey is live in washington. what are the leaders hoping to accomplish in these formal talks. >> they'd like to get on the same page, as well as show unity on a range of issues from terrorism to boosting the economies of the u.s. and the u.k. there will be some good old fashioned politics at play, too. >> a stroll outside the white
house thursday for president obama and british prime minister david cameron ahead of a working dinner the two leaders meeting at a time of heightened fears about terrorism in europe and the west, such as the attacks in paris. prime minister cameron addressed thursday's police raid in belgium that left two people suspected of plotting attacks there dead. >> it looks like yet another indication of the huge risk we face from islamistic extremist terror in europe. it underlines that our intelligence and security agencies need to work together closely, remain extremely vigilant and take all the steps we can to beat this evil. >> when obama and cameron meet todd the fight against isil and al-qaeda are expected to top the agenda not just militarily, but on line. >> there is a broad agreement that we need to have the powers
to intercept communications between terrorists. it is what america and britain do today we share the intelligence between us. >> cameron is looking for new powers by intelligence agencies to monitor terrorist activities on the internet but need cooperation of facebook and twitter. the white house meeting for the prime minister could be his last. >> we had a set of european elections this year. >> cameron is locked in a tougher reelection race with the labor party leader. >> there's only one person running scared of these debates and that's this prime minister. >> cameron hopes to make progress in the case of the last british resident held at guantanamo bay. he is cleared for release but remains in the facility. it would be a boost at home for the foreign minister if he's seen to be able to translate
friendship with president obama into this man's freedom. >> prime minister cameron stayed at the white house last night at the guest quarters, a rare honor. >> both leaders coming together on the issue of cyber security. can you tell us what that is? >> that's, and good timing for president obama pushing cyber security in next week's run up to the stout of the state of the union. this is an agenda item they'll be discussing. it's also something they need to prepare for. >> president obama and prime minister david cameron saying that security and prosperity
going hand-in-hand, the economy also said to be front and center today in their op ed. >> that's right. it was the first agenda item they mentioned building the economies and keeping them strong of both countries. one thing they are working on is a trade deal between the e.u. and the u.s. it's something they would like to see concluded. the prime minister would certainly like to see this concluded in the next couple of months as he faces a tough challenge back home. >> libby casey love in washington d.c., thank you very much. >> secretary of state john kerry is on a charm offensive this morning in paris. he met french president hollande saying america shares the horror at last week's deadly attacks. he toured the memorial at charlie hebdo offices and the grocery store. >> this is a diplomatic damage limitation exercise. john kerry was visiting bulgaria
and germany he this week, but suddenly a visit to paris was slotted into his agenda, making amends for the fact that the united states only sent a low official representative to take part in that solidarity march in paris sunday, where other countries sent presidents, prime ministers, kungs or chancellors. the united states only sent its paris ambassador. that's been recognized now by the white house that have been a mistake, but this important occasion merited a more senior official so john kerry is making up for that now. >> later today kerry is meeting with his iranian counterpart for talks on iran's nuclear policy. >> there were two execution last night in the u.s., oklahoma putting child murderer to death using a three drug cocktail. it was the first execution since the lethal injection went wrong last spring.
witnesses say warner said his body was on fire. >> florida executed a convicted killer last night using that same method. he was pro announced dead minutes after warner's execution. he was convicted of killing a man and raping his wife in 1993. florida has used that drug cocktail 11 times without interested. >> pope francis continues his trip to the philippines today. he called on politicians to fight corruption and poverty. we are in manila this morning. >> the first mass is over, held altima nil la cathedral when the pope spoke in english directly to the congregation inside and the thousands gathered in the streets around outside. he began by quoting the gospel the words of jesus christ, do you love me, to which there was the immediate response, a chorus of yes which mused the pope. he thanked the congregation for
that. then he went on to the serious nature of his message fighting inequality, reflecting comments he he made to the president of the country and politicians. it seems to be the theme of this first day of the visit that along with the huge crowds we saw, as i say thousands gathered here, keen to get even the briefest glimpse of the pope driving in and out holding their camera phones up in the air above them to try and catch that moment for themselves. some of them said early on that it was a case of being present here in the square at the same time as the pope, even if they didn't see hum up close. some wanted specific prayers answered for their own lives and health. for the pope, it obviously seems very much to be an issue of poverty that he wants to tackle today, telling filipino politicians to reject corruption which diverts from the poor.
>> later today the pope is expected to visit the city devastated by typhoon haiyan in 2013. coming up, we'll talk with father sweeney for his take on the pope's comments on free speech. >> calling on canada to do more to get a reporter released from an egyptian jail. the family believes the prime minister could directly intervene. yesterday, canada's foreign minister met with his egyptian counter part and called talks constructive. al jazeera ejects the charges against the journalists and continues to call for their immediate release. >> two italian aid workers back home released after spending five months as hostages of an al-qaeda affiliate in syria. they were greeted by italy's foreign minister as they arrived
at the rome airport earlier today. a video was released of them on you tube. it's not clear if the government there paid a ransom for their release. >> easier to travel to cuba this morning. americans will be able to travel to the island without special permits only if they fit into 12 categories family visits, educational and humanitarian trips are included on the list. the changes are a first step in u.s. efforts to restore diplomatic ties. >> people in eastern connecticut say a dozen or so small earthquakes hilt there in the last week. the latest came thursday morning. the strongest was a magnitude 3.3. seismologists are investigating. >> this weekend may be a wintery mess for parts of the country. >> for more, we turn to our meteorologist nicole mitchell. good morning nicole. >> only one part of the weekend
most people will have one good day out there. across the country the next big system is on the west coast. we also have a little bit of a front, clipper going into the northeast, that will reinforce the colder air in this portion of the country while the rest of the country is seeing a warmup for the most part. this could bring snow to the coastline during the afternoon hours. watch for that. that would be a couple of flakes going by. >> we have the system in the west coast another behind it. the first system is going to be on the move, so already bringing rain snow to the higher elevations, but over the course of the weekend not a lot of moisture with it, so maybe just a couple flakes in the northern part of the midwest tomorrow. then as we get into sunday, rain moving through the east coast. for the east coast saturday is definitely the better day if you want to be outdoors, although sunday with this coming through it does raise temperatures a little bit. maybe you're liking that part of the weather story. that brings us into the 40's in new york city versus below
average saturday, the day we have the sunshine. across the country while this region stays cooler, we're warming up nicely today and even more to sommer into the midwest finally getting back above average in minneapolis. it has been almost the entire month since we've seen seen average in parts of the midwest so this is a big warm up. >> nicole mitchell, thank you. >> nigeria's president jonathan making a surprise visit of the victims of the boko haram attacks. the new photo shows the full scale horror of that war there. >> a call for help, malawi reaches out as hundreds of thousands flee floodwaters. videos captured by citizen journalists around the world. .
the funeral of a family killed by a russian soldier. the citizens demand the soldier be handed over to local authorities. >> a first look at a rare baby pig my hippo. >> ireland battening down the hatches as a winter storm hits bringing gale-force winds that could top over 90 miles an hour. thousands already without power. >> nigeria's president spending time with the survivors of the latest boko haram massacre. thousands are now homeless after that attack. goodluck jonathan says he will take the areas back from boko haram. critics say those words are coming a little late. >> nigeria's president tours a refugee camp.
many survivors of the massacre gather. they tell him of their ordeal at the hands of boko haram. his message for them is supportive. >> as president i feel traumatized whenever i hear about these excesses. i feel very burdened. let me assure the government is working hard. >> the fight against boko haram is one of the most important issues. goodluck jonathan is seeking reelection and promised to recapture all land held by boko haram. some rights campaigners believe these words are too little, too late. >> it looks like it's a battle the government has lost. for a lot of nigerians, it's becoming a desperate situation. this government is totally in competent and incapable of handling the boko haram
insurgency, several other security concerns and issues. >> the u.n. believes the situation is so serious it called on african countries to club route their efforts to fight boko haram. many escaped the violence, many did not. >> they followed us on motorcycles and trucks. they shot at us. we were trampling on dead bodies as we ran to the bush. we kept on for two days to reach safety. we lost more than 1,000 people. >> the united states and britain say they are discussing a possible intervention following boko haram's recent attacks. >> what they have done with respect to the slaughter recently is a crime against humanity nothing less. that is a horrendous slaughter
of innocent people. >> something borne out by the survivors. >> daniel ayre joins us from london. if a picture is worth a thousand words, your images represent 2,000 you deaths. the images we first saw showed all the vegetation and the second showing it gone. a scorched earth policy and yet the world has done nothing so far. your reaction. >> that's right. the images that weaver shown show us that more than 3,700 structures were either damaged or completely destroyed in boko haram attacks. this is only the latest in a long series of attacks by the group, and in 2014, more than 4,000 civilians were killed by boko haram. in the last six months, we've
seen boko haram take control of around 20 towns in northeast nigeria. we have started to see some international action after the abduction of girls from the secondary school in april of last year, a number of states pledged their rance to the nigerian military and we've seen intelligence sharing since then and also training of the nigerian forces by foreign militaries but that hasn't yet translated into protection for civilians. these attacks continue and they're escalating. >> we are not seeing anybody take to the floor of the united states senate calling for boots on the ground in nigeria so in a sense is the international community sending a green light to boko haram to continue what they're doing there? >> we've consistently documented the war crimes and crimes against humanity.
it's excellent that we're finally getting more international attention on the conflict and on the very difficult situation that civilians face there. the cleric before hand spoke of the growing humanitarian crisis, the hundreds of thousands displaced, and it's really the onus is on the nigerian government to decide how it responds to this escalation of the conflict. it's clear whether it's by changes in the way it's conducting its operation or by greater international support more does need to be done. >> the world of diplomacy is very poll light and time consuming. can the people of nigeria wait for this diplomatic solution? how many people have to die before the world does something in a forceful manager with regards to boko haram like now with that coalition fighting
isil? >> there have been steps taken to attempt to put together a coalition against boko haram. there's been talk of a regional force including cameroon, chad and niger the neighboring states but boko haram has begun to escalate attacks over the boarders. in cameroon, weaver soon boko haram attack many towns there leading to the closure of schools in that region, fearing they would be targeted by boko haram. i believe that the cameroon president has also requested international support to fight boko haram. it's clear that more needs to be done and it's great to see engames now more engames now from the international community. >> i want to call your attention to something we've seen in the past suspected attacks by suicide bombers are we seeing a
terrorism one ups manship by boko haram and isil? >> suicide bombings have been a part of boko haram's attacks for sometime. we saw suicide attacks in northeastern nigeria and other cities around nigeria, one targeted on two or three he occasions, another that boko haram took responsibility for. this is a consistent pattern but these suicide attacks and by girls do seem to be new seem to be increasing and they are there to strike fear into the civilian population of the northeast. boko haram attacks do occur now on an almost daily basis so really, we are seeing a tactic of terror used by boko haram. >> we should clarify that 10-year-olds cannot possibly decide to be suicide bombers. thank you for joining us. >> torrential rains have been slowing down in the past few hours, but flooding still a
major problem in malawi. fifty people have been killed, hundreds of thousands are now homeless. many others are missing in the african nation. the government there deployed military helicopters to rescue victims, now calling for international help. for more on the severe weather in that region, let's bring unif you can mitch. nicole. >> good morning the reason we're seeing a little less rain is because the system itself is moving off just a few bands left. a lot of times with flooding, there is moisture flowing into the river and things of that nature so you can see a crest as the moisture moves on. we actually have another tropical cyclone well off madagascar. fortunately moving eastward away from land. this would be our equivalent to a major hurricane. the system weaver watched part of the reason it was able to cause so many problems is because it took this meandering path along the coastline so even though it's our equivalent of a tropical storm this system, it was able to dump and ring out a lot of rain as it did
that now headed toward madagascar. this is our new flooding concern. we could get slow moving rain, causing more problems. talking about problems, we have the pope in the philippines now. this is a tropical storm so it's not going to cause a lot of damage but you can see the widespread moisture with winds coming in. that might impact venues during that tour. back to the united states, much quieter here, a clipper moving through the great lakes bringing snow that could make it to the coastline. the southeast is cleared out after the rain yesterday. the next system is coming in from the northwest that will impact more of the country and i'll have more of that a little later. >> and nfl playoff games, as well. nicole mitchell, thank you very much. >> anti terror raised taking place across europe, beginning in belgium.
the latest on the raid that took a deadly turn. >> pope francis speaking out you about the attacks on charlie hebdo. why the pontiff's comments are raising eyebrows. up next, father sweeney discusses the pope's remarks. >> a bad bet on canada by target. the retailer and its employees are paying for trying to find success up north.
>> this is a live look at the turkey-syria border. we'll have the latest on the efforts to train moderate syrian rebels to take on isil. >> welcome to al jazeera america. ahead in our next half hour, the continuing fall in the price of oil resulting in job cuts. we travel to the texas community, where a big bid on crude is going bust. >> the oscar nominations creating buzz, not necessarily for all the right reasons. >> these are the stories we are following this morning. a massive turnout in the philippines for pope francis thousands lining the streets and gathered at a mall to hear him
speak. the pope called on citizens to ends corruption and poverty. he will traveling to tack tacloban later in the day. >> president obama and british foreign minister cameron will meet today to talk about cyber security international trade and stopping extremism in europe. >> dozens arrested in anti terror raised across europe. police detained 12 suspects who may have links to the paris attacks. two turkish men have been arrested. >> we are in belgium where prosecutors are revealing new details about the suspects that were the target of thursday's raid. >> speaking a short while ago was the belgian federal
magistrate who said this was a very significant raid here, but only in the town where i am, but also in the belgian capitol brussels and at least one other town in the country, as well, a total of a dozen raised and searches took place on thursday night. here a gun battle ensued as police tried to search bakery just up the street behind me. this is the scene this afternoon, the street's still closed off a pop laws here that are very nervous indeed. according to investigators after they he searched this bakery they found bomb making equipment, money kalashnikovs and police uniforms as well.
>> in france, two sentenced for hate speech after expressing support for the gunman who attacked charlie hebdo. a dozen others of under investigation. french law prohibits inflammatory speech. >> pope francis wading into the debate on when free speech goes too far making it clear he doesn't support violence. >> he said you can't insult other people's faith. >> the pope delivered his remarks to reporters on his flight to manila. pope francis demonstrated what a person who insulted for example his mother could expect. >> he began his visit on a provocative note, wading into the debate over freedom of expression in the aftermath of the charlie hebdo attack. speaking to a plane full of reporters on his way to the asian nation, he said while he
he believes freedom of speech is a fundamental human right he he also believes there are limits. >> there are so many people who speak badly about religions for our religions moo make fun of them. they are provocateurs. each has its own dignity respects life, human beings. >> the pope went on to illustrate his point. >> i believe you cannot react violently, but if my good friend says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch. it is normal. you cannot provoke insult the faith of others, make fun of the faith of others. >> pope francis was quick to condemn the paris assault saying it was an abberation to kill in the name of god. 12 died in the charlie hebdo massacre last week. the is a took yourical newspaper is no one for its controversial cartoons depicting the prophet muhammad something many muslims
find offensive. since the massacre, people around the world have been rallying behind charlie hebdo right to publish inflammatory cartoons. millions of the copies of the latest edition sold out within minutes of hitting news stands. >> following the pontiff's remarks, the reverend released a statement saying pope france was by no means justifying the attack on charlie hebdo. >> we are joined by father luke sweeney. what is the significance of pope francis speaking out on this free speech issue? >> he is what did you doing into a very complex ethical issue while certainly condemning the violence that happened, he's a good teacher of the flock and trying to show how two good values, two rights also have responsibilities the right to free speech and expression and also right of religion and
people to healed their beliefs. >> charlie hebdo also lampooned pope france. where do you believe the lynn should be drawn? >> we love in a civilized society. the pope calls us to remember that we live in a global village. the same thing that's drawing him to the philippines and go where the typhoon hit a year ago is the same thing drawing him to make these distinctions. >> where do you make the distinction? >> the respect for the person. ultimately it's not just about ideas, but the person behind the ideas. >> should religion be off limits when it comes to satire in a way politicians or other parts of the establishment are not? >> absolutely not but on the other hand, it's the whole idea of religion is at the core of people's beliefs and some of the things that had been caricatured by this satirical magazine were absolutely
insulting beyond belief not just to the person of the pope but also to the trinity, also to the blessed virgin mary. definitely they have cross bounds. we know that we can't just eat and drink and say what we want. we have to use it in a proper balance. >> do you think that the pope's comments on this wonderful serve to unite religious communities or to separate the religious establishments from the secular establishments in france. >> we are trying to enter into dialogue moor very different from us all over the world. one thing the pope has is an excellent track record of interfaith dialogue, and of engaging people, not being afraid to make differences not being afraid to state hard truths where things might be off track, but at the same time, doing it in a respectful way.
the person is something that has a certain dignity and sometimes, we can cross bounds in a civilized society not in a good way. >> this pope seems to be incredibly popular. the last time i saw his approval rating, it was 87%. does that put him una special position to not just speak to the billion catholics in the world, but the rest of the world. >> he has respect of the world allowing people to maybe give him a hearing to help hum be able to explain that yes, we believe in free speech, but we also believe in the freedom for people to practice their religion and hold certain core believes sacred unthat, and to rather proposed dialogue rather than insulting and provocative kind of speech. when words become weapons when
cartoons become weapons then we have to ask ourselves is this productive to the human society. >> that question of what is sacred always at the heart of this. father luke sweeney, thank you for your insights this morning. >> good to be with you. >> the u.s. is stepping up efforts to train moderate syrian rebels, 400 u.s. you troops expected to be dispatched for the training effort this spring. one count are you offering to host is turkey. >> the u.s. and turkey joining forces. the u.s. thought turkey was foot dragging. turkey's been a long term supporter of fighters from the free syrian army and accused western powers, the u.s. and european countries of not supporting the f.s.a. and one
reason turkey suggests it helped lead to the rise of isil. no suggestion that the end game is the removal of bashar al assad. the new president of the syrian national coalition said earlier this month that these fighters will be used to take on isil. the u.s. has said that with its partners turkey, saudi arabia and qatar, it will begin to vet potential recruits. this vetting process could take about a month and the assumption must be that they'll check the regencies and lawsuits of these potential fighters before it goes through the training process. that training it hopes will start in march in turkey and 15,000 fighters will be trained to take on isil. >> unaddition to the training program, the u.s. has been stepping up airstrikes against isil targets and training iraqi forces to fight the group.
>> breaking news from paris an armed man gave himself up after taking two hostage at a post office. there is no clear connection to last week's attacks on charlie hebdo or on today's antiterror raised across europe. stay with al jazeera for all the latest developments on this breaking story. >> elsewhere this morning less than two ears after doing business in canada, targeting closing down all its stores. >> it could have a major impact on that country's economy. >> cheap advertising prize stylish products, now the u.s. chain is closing all stores and laying off every employee. an ambition start in 2013 soon led to billion dollar losses and tepid response from shoppers.
target learned canada is different from its nickelback. >> targeting doesn't actually work in the canadian context. the second thing i guess to understand that the competitors are fiercer actually in the canadian context than in the u.s. >> target said it would have taken at least six more years for the canadian stores to make a profit. it was cheap tore close them now. toronto has granted the firm protection from creditors. laid off employees will get 16 weeks severance pay. many believe target's u.s. business is untrouble too. >> this failure in canada is a sign that target has other broader problems that we he know about. it needs to retrench, get its u.s. house in order before trying to go other places. >> canada's once bouyant retail sector faces challenges. sony has just said its closing
its 14 stores here. retail spending was surging but times have changed. >> there's more to this than one less democratic store for shoppers. more than 17,000 target employees will soon be out of work making this a damaging blowblow to the economy already hit by lowered oil prices. >> the canadian dollar has been sliding against the u.s. dollar hurting exports around the word. >> trading above $46 a barrel, it fell dramatically on thursday after opec predicted oil demand would fall. the cartel will not cut back production. oil prices are now down more than 60% from last summer. >> oil giant slum berger said declining oil prices mean it has to cut jobs, 8% of its global
workforce. b.p. has canceled projects. >> declining oil prices having a serious impact on jobs. that is apparent in texas. >> a city in a state that built fortunes on oil this is the oil community, refineries, chemical plants and billowing chimneys dominate the landscape. >> the entire community depends on employment to oil prices. the drop unprices has many deeply concerned. >> we woulders and cleaning staff come to pick up new short term contracts that things are
changing. workers are being turned away. one man told us they now call this area the crying hole. >> right down the road is all refinery and all these people live off the refinery. it's making an impact on people i know. >> i've got to support my family. i've got to find something else. >> for a mechanic who remembers the oil crisis of the 1980's, key oil is a worry. his biggest clients are oil workers. >> i'm at retirement age. i can't just walk away, and i've got to stay here. even if you try to sell the business at that rate, it's going to be hard to do. >> economists saw the economy here is still growing. he predicts job losses of 20,000 and says people will need to
move to find work. >> we've been through it twice. it's rough. even if you end up having to switch to a different part of town it's still hard, but there's still plenty of opportunity here in houston. >> around a quarter of this state's wealth is made from oil. a if you go much higher in places like deer park, most are at the mercy of a market they can't control. and guy gallagher, al jazeera deer park, texas. >> oil companies employ 500,000 people across the u.s., more than double from a decade ago. >> this year's oscar nomination stirring up controversy over a lack of diversity. >> why some high quality films and their diverse cast members aren't up for awards. >> a different approach crossing a train platform. the daredevil that has many flipping out.
>> plenty of criticism over this year's oscar nominations and lock of diversity. >> 50 years since the passing of the historic voting rights act it appears the awards ceremony is going with a throwback theme whites only. >> who said that, next. next. >> don't try this at home >> techknow... where technology meets humanity... only on al jazeera america
happened since 1998. what's surprising to most, selma, about the civil rights movement was nominated for best picture. the reverend al sharpton is calling the nominations insulting. >> main twitter users point out the irony that the academy gave the top prize to a film about slavery last year. >> is the academy nothing more than old wide men? >> the numbers do make it look that way. i believe in 2012, it looked like it was about 94% white although we don't have exact numbers on that. i think it's dangerous to say this is some kind of vast conspiracy that people are looking at about and saying i'm not nominating anyone black. that's potentially slanderous
and we can't tell he that without doing research and talking to every voter. what's scarier is the idea that this might have happened organically. if you look at the history of the acting categories, it's typically mostly white anyway. we had a few good years in the 2000s, but usually it's two or three people of color nominated any given year. the greater issue is the idea that big important awards worthy movies don't tend to get made starring people of color for people of color or maude by people of color nearly enough. >> the flip side is there is an african-american director of the academy and if it is a group of old, white men did they get it wrong last year, because 12 years a slave dominated the nominations. >> i don't know about get it wrong. it looks so weird doesn't it?
doesn't it look like we just had a film, a great film, a lot of people love 12 years a slave win best picture a film i would argue was better, selma is one of the great cinematic achievements of the last year. only getting two nominations is absurd. it happens now that there are 10 nominees in any given year, the fourth time that's happened in the last five. it's so strange because the film is exceptional and reaction of oscar contender about historical he haven't work technically from a broadcast. it really should have done better. >> i wanted to address this. filmmakers send out screeners to academy members so movies can get in front of people who nominate films. what didn't the filmmakers do
for selma? >> one strategy to get a lot of consideration that's worked well for films in the past is to try to be the last one out of the gate the one that everybody's talking about in december, so that it's the first you think about putting on a ballot. trying to be last has been a strategy in the past, but i think it might have backfired on selma. a lot of people i know he in the critics guilt in the various academy voting guilts hadn't seen the film. they paid people a lot of money to come up with the strategy. they might have had a good idea, but it didn't work as well as it should have. >> we'll be discussing the anger of the shutout of the lego movie later. thanks very much. >> that was a good one.
>> president obama will go on line after next week's state of the union address, for the first time hold sit down interviews with three you tube celebrities. they are not journalists just the people with the most followers on the site. you can submit questions. >> one seattle suburb taking rivalry to an all new level. possession and or consumption of cheese has been banned. it took the move between the showdown between the seahawks and packers ordering employees to wear team colors. it's because it's wisconsin. i get it. >> a crazy devil doing a back flip. there it is, he is performing his dream stunt. the massachusetts transportation disagrees, calling it an incredibly stupid act and launched an investigation.
a train was only three minutes away. >> what if he missed? >> a new metro line beneath the city is off schedule. >> it ma major technical challenges. it's never easy to tunnel through wet sand. >> it's out of europe's music train stations and the busiest in the netherlands. in the last 10 years an extraordinary construction project has been going on beneath it. tracks are now being laid six years behind schedule. the finishing work on the station is well underway. building an underground railway line through soft, wet soil hasn't been easy. >> we had to excavate a complete canal under the station. of course, we had to take over the foundation of the station which is built on wooden piles and 3,000 wooden piles had to be cut down and then after the canal was built, we could float it in, bring it under hang it
up and then immerse it to this depth, so this was really extreme engineering. >> work was suspended midway, when shops and homes above sank. it eventually resumed put cost has now ballooned from under two to more than $3.7 billion. >> it was always going to be a mallsively ambitious project. a 10-kilometer train line beneath the city bullet on stilts and arranged around canals. throughout the project engineers have come up with new in know vaultive techniques to bother seal and finish tunnels. >> the digging unearthed 700,000 artifacts from the city's past, allowing archeologists to rewrite history. >> they felt from the hands of people that they lost it.
we have a completely new entry on the official history and the objects, they are connected with daily life. >> there are plans to put some of the artifacts found on display in the stations. for now the focus is on the finishing work with the first trains on this long awaited and costly line due to run the year after next. >> al jazeera on the north-south line under amsterdam. >> that underground train line is going to run six miles long. >> let's get another check of the forecast with nick much. >> good morning pretty quiet across a lot of the country. we have exceptions as we always do. we're looking at the west coast. look at moisture moving in with the current system. i'll put this into motion. this is getting interior now. you can see the next system behind this for saturday into sunday. a couple things we'll monitor because of the system coming in now, it's mostly above average temperature.
a lot of this is rain until you get to the higher elevation and with the next system, that will be a little cooler, so a little more widespread where we could see the snow. we have winter weather advisories. the browns you see is because we'll have high winds associated with this or at least gus city winds. as this system traction across the country could see know tomorrow and rain for the east coast, mostly rain at least as we get into the day sunday. >> nicole mitchell, thank you. >> coming up from doha, more on raised and arrests taking place across europe, dozens in custody. >> we'll follow what's happening there throughout the day. we'll have the latest tomorrow morning here on aljazeera america. >> that is it for us in new york. >> we leave you with a look at our images of the day from western ukraine where villagers dressed in costumes to celebrate the orthodox new year. >> the holiday involves dressing in elaborate costumes and going house to house singing
to your money real. belgium prosecutors say they stopped a major plot to kill police officers. ♪ hello, i'm jane dunton live in doha also ahead on the program, 12 people are arrested in france over last week's attacks, as john kerry pace tribute to the victims in paris. rwandan rebels are accused of using their families as human shields. and scientists say the beagle two probe lost a