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gunlaws. and we looking at boko haram's ruthless violence and its grow threat to nigeria and beyond. we begin at this hour by taking you live to manila. the pope francis is wrapping up his trip capping it up with an outdoor mass. they received a warm welcome, as many as 6 million on the streets. the event is expected to draw one of the largest crowds history. al jazeera's harry fawcett is joining us from manila. describe the scene for us if you will. >> it's wet, but there is plenty of enthusiasm on display.
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a tropical storm that has been threatening the pope's visit for some days now and has a huge impact on the trip to tacloban hit by typhoon haiyan in 2013. it is making its presence felt here. the pope has been out in this weather speaking to students at a catholic university the biggest event of the trip it happens in about three hours time in the park behind me when he leads a huge open-air mass. when we came in people were standing shoulder to shoulder wedged into the streets, trying to get as close to the spot as they can. it gives you an idea for the enthusiasm of the visit and the pope. if it is up to 6 million in number that'll be the biggest event ever for a total of 5 million that went missing at a mass given by pope john paul ii. >> many turning out. what is on the pope's agenda.
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harry? >> this will be the last event of the agenda. it will be a packed visit, starting with a meeting with a president and politicians, which had meaty political exchanges. the pope talking about corruption in this country and the scandal of inequality. the president talking about problems he had with catholic bishops. in previous administrations and in his own, when he said they were too critical of efforts to get reproductive health through, which would mean contraceptions for people government funded. some meaty political exchanges. it's been defined by the huge enthusiasm. the catholic church is keen to get what they see as an inspirational figure in front of the people. 80% of the population of 100 million is catholic.
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congregations in camp is going down. not as many attending mass. they are looking at the visit as an inspirational moment and a way to buttress the faith and grow the faith more broadly in asia. >> the mass to begin in a couple of hours. thank you. >> turning to other new, europe is on high alert following arrest and expanded security. four men were arrested earlier in athens alleged to have ties to a planned attack in belgium. a short time ago the associated press quoted officials reporting the men detained had no ties to alleged plots in belgium. military and police are fanning out across belgium. it marks the first time in 30 years troops were used to reinforce police. >> belgium is on a heightened state of alert. the authorities took the step of calling in the army.
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around 300 troops will be gradually deployed in the coming days. we are seeing them on the treats of brussels. they are expected to be on the streets in the north of the country. it has a large jewish population and in the eastern towns. thursday the authorities staged a raid against a suspected extremist cell. there two suspects were killed a third reached it was one of a dozen raids across the country. authorities dismantled a network, destroyed capabilities. they say that those people were planning attacks on key targets and installations. per capita they had had more join than other e.u. countries. the fear is they could bring fighting back to the streets of belgium. >> authorities say they have arrested two citizens suspected of being members of al qaeda.
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the country's security chief says al qaeda has numbers from 11 different arab countries, and did not say whether the two suspects played any roll in the attack on "charlie hebdo". security at the french airports were boosted on saturday. the additional security will support the the airport. france deployed 100,000 police and troops across the country. jonah hull has the latest from paris. >> in france the popularity of "charlie hebdo"'s first edition since the paris attacks appears to no, no bounds sold out at kiosks despite a print run of 7 copies. in ordinary times this paper sells 60,000 copies a week.
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at the same time in some of france's former colonies empty protests continued for a second day. this is where churches were set alike and tear gas fired at muslim demonstrators angered at the front cover depiction. prophet muhammad. president francis hollande was in the south of france on saturday with a message of unity. >> translation: we are one country, one people one france. a france where there's no distinction between religious belief and smooth yes. -- sympathies. >> meanwhile security is tight in the french capital and around the country. 120,000 police and soldiers are on patrol protecting sensitive sights. >> and the investigation conditions with france at its highest state of security alert. police continue to question a
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number of people arrested in what was described as anti-terror raids on friday. they believe that the gunman involved in the paris attacks may be part of a wider network. a week after the march that brought more than a million and 40 on to the streets, an image of that day was hung on the façade of the museum. on top of the statue known as triumph of the republic a man brandishes a giant pencil high above the crowds. >> the iranian government banned a newspaper for voicing support for the "charlie hebdo" magazine. the editor-in-chief says they've been ordered to close on tuesday. it published a headline quoting george clooney saying "i am charlie" the government of iran condemned "charlie hebdo" for showing cartoons of prophet
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muhammad at least 7 people died in protests in niger. >> reporter: crowd of men gathered i think a church saying they were angry about the depiction and the prophet muhammad on the cover of satirical magazine "charlie hebdo". they attacked the church ripped pages from the bible and set fire to the building. niger is a former french cole one, in other parts of the capital protesters set fire to the french plastic bag. >> translation: they offended prophet muhammad. that's why we didn't like this. this is why we are protesting. the state is not allowing this. that's why we are angry. >> two churches were attacked and protesters targeted businesses a police station and burnt cars near the main mosque.
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the french embassy warned citizens to stay indoors. there were protests against the "charlie hebdo" in other parts of the world. in pakistan's major cities protests broke out after friday adds prayer and continued on saturday. lawyers boycotted the courts causing the postponement of 15,000 trials. >> translation: a law needs to be passed on an international level under which they can't hurt muslims. we don't meddle in others religions, in the same way they shouldn't say anything about ours. >> similar protests took place in yemen, where the paris attacks were said to be masterminded. >> this is a message to the yemeni people. if you don't stop mocking our profit you'll regret it in the future. >> reporter: there was a wave of protests in syria, a country crushed by almost four years of
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war. the angriest crowd is in former cole onnies, in west africa indonesia executed six people based on drug smuggling convictions. five of the convicts performed. among them dutch and brazilian citizens. now the netherlands and brazil recalled ambassadors in protests. it's unusual for so many it be executed at once. we have more about the international implications. most of them have been op death row for 10 years. they are the dutch nationals. filmed in 2004, after being sentenced to death for producing the drug ecstasy. after the president rejected their request for pardon, the prosecutor germ made their
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announce -- general made their announcement. >> five will be executed. one will be exited elsewhere. >> reporter: in total 135 prisonersar awaiting execution. half of them convicted of drug-related crimes. according to the national narcotics agency up to 50 indonesians die as a result of illegal drug use. >> translation: the impact of drugs on our society is unimaginable. it's not only ordinary indonesians that use them but government officials. they consider this extraordinary. for this crime, we need a maximum punishment. >> they are the first executions sense the president took office. a government says many will follow later this year despite pressure from foreign government. human rights organizations condemned the decision by the president to carry out the
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executions. they accused a man of using a double standard arguing against the execution of indonesian nationals. supporting the same punishment at home. >> on up holding, requesting human rights law. >> according to the law, they are to be found three days after prisoners are notified. >> the israeli prime minister is denouncing an examination by the international criminal court committed doctor the war. the i cc prosecutor begone the process yesterday and will determine if an investigation will begin. prime minister binyamin netanyahu says the court has no standing to conduct an investigation, because palestine is not a recognised state. he said that israel is defending himself against the attacks.
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>> we see here something truly tragic the lofty goals of the i.c.c. are being turned upside down. the court was founded to prevent a repeat of history's worse crime. foremost among them the genocide of 6 million jews. other palestinians are manipulating the i.c.c. to deny the jewish state the right to defend itself against the war crimes and the terror that the court was established to prevent more than 2,000 people died in the gaza conflict at the end of last summer. almost all were palestinians. 500 children. >> a group of american legislators arrived in cuba it's the fes visit by u.s. -- first visit by u.s. congress members since president obama announced he was restoring economic ties. the trip will announce how to make the transition as constructive as possible.
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they'll meet officials and ambassadors. the visiting delegation include six democratic congress members led by senator patrick leahy. >> i'm not going to prejudge them. i made my views known. and we hope to have a lot more cubans and the ability for our own two countries. talk with each other the human relations eases travel and trade restrictions but only congress has the authority to lift the 54-year embargo entirely coming up boko haram's ruthless violence is a subject of "a deeper look." and it's an eye-opening statistic, the growing number of students attending american schools are living in poverty.
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tonight we take a deeper look at boko haram. west africans are hoping to create a coalition to combat the group. they have killed thousands of nigerian civilians the deadly violence is part of its caliphate. jonathan betz looks at boko haram, and how it began. >> reporter: this is believed to be a boko haram training camp where members learn how to use weapons, it was founded 10 years ago in north-east nigeria. the goal is to create an islamic state, and is like i.s.i.l. which broadened reach from syria into iraq. boko haram expanded its activistsies to neighbouring niger, chad and cameroon. under their leader they have become violence. staging an armed campaign against the government and civilians in the north of the
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country. loosely translated the name means western education is forbidden. they have stepped up attacks on schools. abducting nearly 300 schoolgirls from chibok in april. most of those girls are missing. al jazeera took the pictures in march after four attacks killed more than 100 students. in one 32 students were killed at a boarding school. a building on that campus was burnt down. attacks like that are common in areas where boko haram operates. recently released satellite images by amnesty international shows the extend of damage survivors from the 3rd january attack say boko haram stormed through. in 2013, nigerian president jonathan goodluck declared a state of emergency in the three states where boko haram pressed. it's estimated that boko haram controls towns and villages
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across 20 square miles in the north-east. it's an area half the size of pennsylvania. 1.5 million nigerians have had to flee their homes. boko haram is using young women in their attacks. in november three female suicide bombers targeted a crowded marketplace, killing dozens. >> there were fears that the women were not recruits, but hostages forced to blowthemselves up. >> violence continues. the international community, including the united states is weighing its options. for the latest we turn to our correspondent in nigeria. >> there has been a flurry of activity regarding boko haram in nigeria and cameroon. the secretary of state john kerry talked about the possibility of united states and u.k. uniting to bring to an end
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this development. then we saw the president of cameroon asking for assistance in dealing with the threat. the chadian parliament on friday passed a resolution. in the meantime nigeria has not requested assistance from chad to deal with the boko haram crisis. the original grouping the economic community talked about setting up a regional task force to deal with the threat of boko haram, and other terror activities in member states. this shows that countries in the region, and countries observing what is happening in parts of nigeria and cameroon are concerned with this do. we'll probably see the deployments of foreign troops from maybe the united states britain and other west african countries and member states.
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how will some mige earians take this -- nigerians take the development. there are many who are suspicious. especially from the west from their own soil. >> for a deeper look i'd like to welcome the deputy director. and the professor of business and society. great to have you both with us. >> boko haram has been around since 2002. when it comes to starting the international conversation on boko haram, are we late? >> people that have been watching have been plays close intention, and the abuse is intensified since 2009. the group has been retaliating and rebuilding against the government. >> someone described the u.s. response as mud. how would you respond to that? >> i thick the u.s. has been - i
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served in the president obama administration since 2013. i think there has been a reluctance to be as critical of the nigerian government as we need to be. part of the problem is that nigerian security forces the army joint task forces are not up to the job. they are corrupt and often week in terms of the way they execute their operations. >> where does the reluctance come from? >> they've been an ally. it has important economic benefits to the united states and is an important player. we need to be loyal to the principles and interests, and at the same time recognise that the government knew more to protect its own people. what is the end goal of boko haram. >> they seek to impose a strict interpretation of sharia law. it's with a traditional view of
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islam. it seeks to retaliate agabs the government in -- against the government in a short-term fashion, for abuses conducted against members of the community, and members of boko haram fighters. >> can any comparison be made between boko haram, and a group like i.s.i.l.? >> there's no xarp but you can take it too far. you have young, mostly me who are neoliftic. they have seen a fear of governments in their own regions, responses to violence in the name of islam, typically giving up hope. they don't have economic opportunity and are saying this is the best things going. in each instant, there are local particularities. i think you can get carried away in trying to make the
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comparison. >> they haven't been as vocal as i.s.i.l. >> that's true. one of the obstacles to the international community knowing more and doing more about boko haram, is from my perspective, the lack of information about the group, how it's funded how it recruits its members. i don't know if you agree with that but i think we have found that. >> how are they funded. sophisticated weaponry when it comes to comparison with the nigerian army. >> i think it's some combination, ut don't know all the details. there's kidnapping money coming in from the golf. some money that they are rob, stealing and plundering. there's an element of it being a criminal conspiracy. >> i was going to say it's important to note that boko haram is overrun nigerian security forces. some of the arms they are
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carrying are from the nigerian government. >> speaking of the nigerian government. it has a $6 billion budget fighting the army. they buy their own uniforms and get about 60 bullets, where is it going? >> there's a massive amount of corruption in the nigerian military from top to bottom. one of the problems is there's corruption corruption. some of the security sources are more loyal to boko haram than the government. that's a challenge. >> would you like to add anything? >> no, i agree with it. is the nigerian government capable. >> it's been an obstacle to dealing with the group. nigeria has a reputation for having a strong military but in this case i think it's right that they have not been up to
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the job, and and committed many abuses alienating members of the community. >> what is your assessment of jonathan goodluck? >> i think he is a leader trying to find his way. he's up for re-election in a month's time for six week's time. on these issues he has not reached out to people in the north of nigeria. again, to fight the desperation - boko haram is a horror. they are committing horrendous violent acts. the underlying problem is it relates to a government that has not provided jobs education and opportunity. that rests with the government. >> what do you think he's failed? >> dealing with a complicated government that has a history of
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corruption. it didn't happen on his watch, it happened for a long time. there has been a division between north and south, and so what we are seeing is the residue or the result of decades of underdevelopment and lack of attention to what goes on especially in the north-east. it will take time to resolve it but you can't resolve it with a security military response. that is part of it. we have to deal with underlying causes. >> how much of boko haram is beyond the borders? >> it's a regional threat and to its neighbours, cameroon chad niger and others many have been displaced, many are in neighbouring countries. we have seen operations in neighbouring countries. it's a region at threat and requires a regional solution as well. >> what will it take? >> it will take a redoubling of
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effort from the nigerian government to say it's a huge priority. it will take getting the security forces under control and providing the economic incentives. third from the community we have to put more time and attention focused on the middle east. africans to be neglected. it's too big of a story. nigeria is the largest company in africa it involves west africa. >> who needs to take the lead when it comes to funding and retraining the military. >> it would be nice if the nigerian government were more representative. the u.s. and brimp and others being helpful. they've been reticent to do that. they also have to meet a standard. the u.s. has something called the leahy war, that says you can't train troops that violate
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human rights. we need to step up and we need to say this is something we need to put more attention to. >> what will it take moving forward? >> i think it's important that nigeria rains in the security forces. that will make the government a more willing partner, and make the government accept more help from others. we think it's important to improve civilian protection or to protect girls, to provide the girls abducted and other people effected by the violence with more psychosocial support, strection, and end the marginalization that we have seen in the north. it allows the abuses to perpetuate. >> what is life like for the people in nigeria. >> it depends where they are. and one of the things is in the south the boko haram threat feels distant and remote. for the people in the north it's
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a huge thing that affects many parts of their daily lives. >> what do you see for the country, jonathan goodluck and elections? >> i'm not going to predict who will win or lose. we have a longer term strategy. whoever is elected, they'll need efforts to go north. to bring it back into the fold to make them feel loyalty to a state or country that is protecting their interests. people in the north-east feel vulnerable on a daily basis. one by boko haram, and then when the military comes in running rough shod that's a problem. we have to encourage the government that this is what needs invest. human investment capital, and nodes to give people hope.
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that's what we are confronting. i would hope that jonathan goodluck going forward says this is part of what he'll do. >> a long road ahead. thank you both for your time on "a deeper look." >> thank you. >> coming up on al jazeera america - they are fleeing their homes to escape the dangers of war. horrible conditions that they are now living in next and victims of domestic violence sometimes risk their own lives rather than abandon their pets. next - those women given a way out.
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a dual national of qatar has been released from. he was arrested in illinois. he pleaded guilty to a count of
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conspiracy providing material support for al qaeda in 2009. he reportedly bass tortured during -- was tortured despite winter conditions there is a return of taliban in afghanistan. >> reporter: at this camp on the outskirts of kabul, this family has been forced to leave. they had to leave everything. this is where this woman, her four sons and children are from. they didn't arrive at once. group by group over the past four years they left fertile farm lapped in the south, becoming too dangerous because of war. >> translation: we don't have anything. our men go out to try to find work. sometimes they find it sometimes they don't. they bring us a little food and
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water. the camp has no electricity, sewerage or running water. the people have to pay to fill up from a nearby well. there are hundreds of families in this camp. they hope coming here to the capital would bring them a better opportunity. there's no school to the children, no mosque or a yard. community leaders promised a lot. they have given them a little they still won't leave. >> we think about helmand. people won't think about going back. they used to find that they won't be able to do that. they go back. they are bombing and there are lines there. >> some afghans decide there's no opportunity in afghanistan. they decide to lead. that's what happened in 2010. he paid smugglers to get him to norway. he was returned to afghanistan
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in 2013. afghans were planning to leave, legally or otherwise. >> the reasons are insecurity, unemployment. so those are the reasons that are pulling the people. that is encourageing the afghans in safe of a better and safer life. >> hundreds died trying to get to the better life. they offer afghans other alternatives information about visas and refugees. >> with a new government the immediate future is promising. that means afghans will continue to look for a way to leave. it's been more than a decade since the rwandan genocide. in congo, forces are hiding. some were living in the camp
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with certain future. we have more from the democratic republic of congo. >> reporter: these people have been on the run in congo since the rwandan genocide in 1994. now they surrender, they held a parade in the camp. they are among a number of fighters that have come out with their families. congo and the u.n. say they'll attack those in the bush. we are allowed to meet one fighter under supervision. >> they are accused of atrocities. the leaders say they committed genocide. this man said he came as a refugee. he had little. >> others were killed in the camps and the forest they sent militias after us. i thought when will it stop.
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people are not in good health. the medics treat the sick. people here have to do what their commanders say. most would be better off at home in rwanda. leaders say they want to go home but insist on a dialogue with rwanda. >> translation: in other countries the u.n. is handling conflict and negotiations. in this region they are not. this is an injustice and unacceptable. >> reporter: the you wandan government refused and each of the tents is meant to accommodate too. they say that there's not enough space, and they want to go home. that's a problem. the older and weaker fighters have been sent here and the stronger fighters and best weapons are in the bush.
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the u.n.'s chief told us the camp is full they are not allowing anyone to go home. >> the why the was it would be followed by a debatteriation. it has been contingent on political companies, that don't look like they'll be realised. the boys play football with a home-made ball. all the younger people were born in congo. it's a complex. the counterparts in the bush have been attacked. they are waiting for their leaders. in haiti, a political protest went when local police were arrested by two men. >> demonstrators hurled rocks at
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police who fired back. police say they arrested the men. demonstrators say they were part of the rally. they want the president to resign. the death toll is at 22 from a tug bolt. it was on a test run when it turned over. it took rescuers to rescue three survivors due to harsh weather conditions. it was toed to shallow waters after an investigation as to why it cap survived. >> 300 migrants trying to cross the mediterranean - emergency services received a call from a boat off the coast. off the island of lampedusa. the first ship had 200 on board. rescue workers deployed helicopters with doctors on
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board. on the second boat two migrants needed to be airlifted to a hospital coming up the battle between the national rifle association in several cities in pennsylvania.
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security council. >> about issues that impact your world. >> infectious diseases are a major threat to health. >> "the week ahead". sunday 8:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. welcome back several penns pennsylvania cities are fighting back after being sued by the national rifle association saying it violates the constitution. >> reporter: the national rifle association is suing the cities of lancaster, philadelphia and another, while two other groups are suing pennsylvania's capital, harrisburg. the suits filed days after a state law went in effect allowing gun owners and groups to challenge local gun laws. pennsylvania has barred local officials from passing their own gun measures signs 197 had.
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-- 1974 the law was rarely enforced. over the years, city and towns enacted laws stricter than those. when how's bill 80 was brought into law, it set a precedent over firearms and says gun owners don't have to show they were harmed by an ordinance to win in court. >> according to chris cox, the director of n.r.a.'s institute for legal action the lead ordnances do not... >> pennsylvania -- in the city of lancaster, population of less that 60,000, half of which is aimish the n.r.a. is challenging or-daneses that -- ordinance that a missing
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firearm arm must be reported within three days. >> the n.r.a. threatened us if we allow the lawsuit to go ahead. it's policy by blackmail. >> under threat of litigation more than 20 municipality moved to repeal firearms ordinances instead of going to court. >> lancaster, philadelphia and pittsburgh are challenging the law, which according to the mayor was attached to an unrelated one addressing stolen property. under state constitution they must have a single subject that violates that. according to smart 45 states are tied to the stat use. -- statutes earlier i spoke with a spokesman for the brady campaign to prevent gun violence.
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i asked if laws were needed to local municipalities. >> i believe they are needed. if government are the laboratories of democracy, local county and municipal government are centers of innovation. it makes sense that you would have preemption and streamlining of state laws that's only the case where those state laws are strong laws. and makes sense, and make the community safer. where they are not safer, then their locality should have the right to pass laws that are stricter that will make the community safe. you have - have you an ordnance which requires what seems to be a commonsense law. if you lose or have a gun stolen, you have to report it to the police. that seems to make sense for
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protecting from those who steal or take gun, and then use them in crimes so that the place though that the guns are out there and they can investigate and secure the guns. >> they show support for the police officers and washington d.c. in response they held a march called see of blooms. speakers emphasising the positive impact for police and empathy for communities they serve. >> 98.5% of people law enforce. deal with are good people. they are trying like we are trying. that's the other part of the community we have with new york ferguson cleveland and other places that have brought attention, negative attention. >> in addition to the officers killed in the line of duty
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organizers say longer hours and marches caused a drop in moral. >> a new report on how firefighters were impeded. a radio communication may have been hampered days before the train malfunctioned. a car filled with smoke took rescue crews 45 minutes to reach them. firefighters say they had little to no communication in the area. one woman died. >> it is a reality for domestic abuse survivors. the choice and the emotional support of a bet. very few take in survivors. a sert in brock lip is leading the -- a shelter in brooklyn is leading the way to changing that. we visited it. >> good girl. >> jasmine, teresa and andy - all three.
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it was not always so. jasmine and her two dogs arrived at the urban resource institute after years of abuse. >> reporter: what brought you here? >> i had an incident at my home. i was beaten up. i did try to defend myself. my ankle was broken. i couldn't go back home. >> reporter: because of tony and teresa jasmine believed she had few options. she thought no shelter would take her or her pets. >> it hit me that i was homeless. it had not hit me at that time when everything was happening. >> reporter: you decided you had to leave. did you at any moment consider. >> no. >> never. >> no. this was not going to happen. it wasn't an aption. >> they say maybe if i leave.
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a social worker told janet about the new programme and encouraged her to supply. jasmine got the response she wanted to hear. >> they said "are you ready to come tomorrow?" i said "yes of course." this is one of a handful of shelters that accept adduce victims. the president runs the program. that's people and animals living safely. it's not uncommon to risk their lives, rather than leave without their pets. pets that have been by their side. >> we wouldn't expect a child to be left behind. we aspect people to come together. that helps. others use it as a motel. the organization did a lot of
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leg work for them researching permits, making changes to injunes, and qualifications that need to be made to the shelters. this is not something that we do that is extra. it's necessarily in society, and we want to make sure it's a topic of conversation everywhere. >> jasmine's apartment comes with cages, toys and native dog food. >> reporter: that's doggy hech heaven, thanks to a donation from a dog food company. jasmine says being in a place with a dog part helped all three. >> it's therapeutic for them. i appreciate it a lot. it's something that i'm grate. for. >> ready.
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boy coming up an al jazeera america. chinese doctors have performed a world first in surgery. using stem cells to treat a paralyzed patient and we have cold air na place, and moisture ride nothing it. i show you where coming up.
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research on stem cells has been ongoing for decades. researchers are on the verge of breaking new ground. >> reporter: there's an added level of pressure when the surgery is a world first. on the table is a patient known only as wang. paralyzed in a car accident two months ago, it's hoped this
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experimental procedure will allow him to walk again. neurosurgeons are placing one of these tubes, stents in mr wang's spine. it's what comes next that is pushing the boundaries of medicine. >> from the first set it took up the damaged part of the spine and replaced it. >> the stem cells it's hoped will vinnerate and heal. it's been tested on animals for 10 years, with some success. >> spinal nerves are a bunch of nerves like what we see in the cable. we have trained fibres like a bridge or rail. stem cells can produce tissue elements to improve the regeneration capacity. >> the stem cell market is mutty billion industry. it has to be scrit knifed by the
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international medical community. clinics in asia are eager to note their procedures which watch dogs say are extensive and probably inexpensive. >> surgeons in china will be able to replicate the success, there a man paralyzed in a knife attack were able to walk again. the surgery was different because of the types of cells used and the way they were implanted. for mr wang recovery is slow let's talk about your forecast. it's a messy weekend for many. rebecca stevenson joining us with a look at the forecast. >> we'll see another morning of ice. the fog in north alabama is what caused a lot of cars to slide off the road the last couple of
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mornings. now we are looking for a morning filled with rain in pockets across the north-east. we'll see that in parts - well cities in northern new jersey new york and kek. it will be away from the water. that's where we expect the greatest chance. otherwise we are watching the west with the rain and a winter mix. here is the winter storm watch as we expect it to increase in upstate new york and vermont and parts of new hampshire. for the morning hours tomorrow freezing rain. you can see it where we have the advisory in place. starting 3am, up to 11:00am we'll have the risk of icing on the road. see the temperatures. you move inland and there's textures as cold as 28 in philadelphia. morning hours will be slippery. it will warm up.
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there's a mix and through the morning the rain will get heavy. a couple of inches in three hours time areas from d.c. to new york. talk about rain we have had much rain. for this storm, it's not just the rain hitting, but the wind gusts. we have been getting wind gusts up to 60-65 miles per hour. it's the higher mountain ridges along the coast, 91 mile hour winds. powerful storms. we'll continue it overnight. localized flooding. is temperatures to warm up. with it comes rain. >> encouraging news. thank you. have a great night by the way. that will do it for us at this
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