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d to address the chronic despair that condemn of their people to a life locked up. > pass this is al jazeera america live from new york city i'm richelle carey here are the top stories. french officials press for an investigation into the "charlie hebdo" attack. the rest of the world works to prevent violence. >> troops in chad help nigeria. a battle in congress and an issue for 2016 freezing ice confronted many drivers in the north-east with predictable ruts.
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-- results. europe is on high alert more than 10 days after the attack on "charlie hebdo" in paris. protests continue around the world. french police continue to hold nine of 12 suspects arrested in raids on sunday. jonah hull has the latest. >> the latest on the investigation in paris is nine of the 12 individuals arrested in raids across the paris region on friday are still being questioned. they have had their detention extended by 48 hours. three of the 12 women were released on sunday. the remaining one woman and eight men are questioned around the possibility that they may have provided logistical support to one of the paris gunmen the man involved in the coachella siege. what is not clear, because it's not made clear by the police
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station, is whether there's connection between the nine individuals and the search for six possible further suspects possibly members of a wider network connecting coulibaly and the kouachi brothers who are responsible for the "charlie hebdo" - they have both been buried. cherif kouachi in an unmarked grave in paris where he lived with his wife and his brother on friday underpolice security in the north-eastern city where he had lived. >> jonah hull reporting authorities are downplaying a link between a plot to kill belgium police and the detention of suspects in greek. greek police thought one of the men detained matched the description of a suspect belgium was looking for. but it appears there's no connection between the two. the interior ministry in italy
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has expelled nine people who trained with i.s.i.l. expulsions began 12 days ago. they identified 59 who travelled to syria to fight a rally in germany, patriotic europeans against the islamification in the west canned a rally. it drew thousands last week thousands in dallas protested south sound vision a company with a focus on islam. they held signs saying sharia law is anti-free speech. there has been an uptake in such rallies new protests around the world. the anger is focused on the satirical cover which featured a picture of prophet muhammad on
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"charlie hebdo", its cover. there was a second day of rioting in niger >> reporter: these men gathered outside a church angry about the depibz of prophet muhammad on the -- depiction of prophet muhammad on the french newspaper "charlie hebdo." they attacked the church ripped pages from the bible and set fire to the building. christians say they feel scared and dread more attacks. >> i follow the love of god. i'm a true christian, i know what religion is. it's not about stopping other religions doing their work. >> niger is a former wrench colony. in other parts of the capital, protesters set fire to the french flag. >> they offended our profit mohammad. that's why they didn't like this. this is why the muslims protest.
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the state is not letting us. that is why we are angry. >> reporter: churches were attacked. protesters targeted french-owned businesses a police station and burnt cars near the main mosque. the french embassy warned citizens to stay indoors. there are protests against charles your in other parts of the world. in pakistan's cities protests break out. lawyers across the country boycotted the courts causing a postponement of 15,000 trials. >> translation: the law needs to be passed on an international level on which these people kont hurt the feeling of muslims, we do not meddle in other's religions, in the same way we don't have the right to say anything about other religions. similar protests took place in yemen. the al qaeda branch claimed to have carried out the attacks.
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demonstrators had a warning for the western media. >> this is a message from the yemeni people. enough insults against our profit mohammed. if you don't stop mocking our prophet, you'll regret it in the future. >> there was a wave of protests in syria. the french satirical caused a stir in a number of countries. the angriest reaction appears to be in west africa. >> an israeli air strike in syria killed several hezbollah fighters including a shia commander. a helicopter fired missiles near the golan heights, according to a statement. saying the war started in syria. israel carried out several air strikes and attacks. we have this report from west jerusalem. >> we talked to the israeli army through the day. we were told the army does not
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respond to foreign reports. we are hearing some reports from israeli outlets quoting sources saying israel carried out the attack. no official confirmation from the army or government. what we know, we heard earlier, is the lebanese statement issuing a statement saying at some time today, in the afternoon, four israeli vehicles approached the boarder, hurling smoke grenade into lebanese territory at lebanese soldiers. we know some lebanese media reports suggested that the israeli missiles targeted a rocket-launching cell prepareing to fire rockets at israel. the attack came three days after
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the chief threatened to retaliate against israel's air strikes and attacks on syria. he is prepared to do that to fight the jewish state and use the long-range missile. hezbollah is a staunch supporter of the regime send thousands of fighters to fight alongside bashar al-assad's forces and the attacks by israel are attacks on the whole. resistance including tehran hezbollah and damascus as well. >> israel security services say it's cracked the first i.s.i.s. cell. they have arrested seven inside israel for communicating with syrian groups. they were caught before executing an attack and were practicing on animals how to be
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head people. they belonged to i.s.i.l. the u.s. is set to host a summit to discuss the fight against i.s.i.l. 20 nations will meet in london. it is set for january 23rdrd. i.s.i.l. released more than 200 captives at the yazidi community. jane arraf has the story. >> reporter: most were elderly, disabled or sick. all were traumatized. among them are some of the oldest members of an ancient minority, under attack by i.s.i.l. when the gunmen rampaged through their homeland the yazidi were rounded up and taken to the syrian boarder. the u.s. and iraq have been bombing tal afar and they were taken to mosul, where i.s.i.l. decided they didn't want them. >> translation: we were in mosul, when they told us they'd send us. i asked a driver where he was taking us he said he was taking us for a safe place.
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i thought it would be teleafar but we ended in a district in kirkuk. >> reporter: some converted in islam when threatened. this woman spent three months in talafa. >> we told them we'd become islam, they didn't hurt us. they kept kidnapping the girls, a young yazidi girl and a christian. >> reporter: kurdish forces picked them up and gave them medical treatment before sending them to a camp. it was not clear why capitol hill released them -- i.s.i.l. released them. activists say it could be the group, under siege by fighting can no longer take care of a large number of prisoners. i.s.i.l. killed hundreds of yazidi men, it said it will not harm those that convert. more than 4,000 yazidi are believed held by i.s.i.l.
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half of those are women. the group said it doesn't recognise the religion and considers the women spoils of war to be used bought and sold. leaving the ag niced families waiting and wondering if they'll ever see them again. >> a deadly new attack by boko haram. the group attacked the village in cameroon on sunday. at this point it appears three were kill and 80 abducted. in addition 80 homes were destroyed. it cams as troops were de-floyd fight boko haram in northern nigeria. they'll be joining soldiers from cameroon and nigeria. erica wood has more. >> translation: troops from chad rolled which on the way to join soldiers on the way to cameroon and nigeria. this is the beginning of an assault on boko haram, involving
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regional forces. >> it's important to stay that in war there is in death. in war there is blood and sacrifice. if goes to us. we cannot be indifferent to what is going on. we are concerned and believe that cameroon must not be alone. >> in that fight, chad's president urged other african nations to join in. the issue of whether to form a broad coalition force is due to be discussed at a meeting of african union leaders in the coming days. there's a wider interest into launching an offense against boko haram, because the armed force launched more and more attack not just inside nigeria, but outside as well. as the violence spreads, thousands are forced to escape. >> our statistics say there are more than 12,000 refugees - women, children men and representatives of local
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authorities, among them eight soldiers. >> reporter: the group caused international outrage last april when it attacked a school in the nearby up to of chibok and kidnapped more than 200 girls. most are missing and boko haram says many have been married off to fighters. last week amnesty international released photos showing the scale of devastation in two towns caused by boko haram, in early january. nigeria is due to hold presidential elections next month and safety and stability will be in the forefront of voter's minds. neighbouring communities worn a disruption of the polls will have implications not just inside nigeria, but regionally as well. >> thousands of ukrainians marched in kiev's independence
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square. the president petro porashenko spoke condemning the shelling of a bus. he vowed to regain control of the territory. the world health organisation said 5,000 people have been killed by fighting between the separatists and government troops. paul brennan has more. >> reporter: in east ukraine grad rockets land with little warning and accuracy. >> this is it from an attack where a commuter bus was hit, killing 13, including a teenage girl. >> in the battle for the airport, it is reaching a climax. terminals are destroyed. aerial footage shows devastation of the whole area. >> on monday in brussels the foreign minister will press his e.u. colleagues for financial and humanitarian support. regaining control of the border region is the most crucial issue of all. >> everything crosses the border - heavy weaponry money -
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it's coming from russia from this part of the border. the border is key to a stable and sustainable solution. >> the o.s.c.e. has more than 360 staff trying to monitor the zone. the movement is limited, and risky. the head of the submission is gravely concerned. >> it's shaky. it's unpredictable. we have to take care of it the monitors. in the meantime we have to take care of the - of operations. >> away from the localized combat zones, there's a semblance of normality in the east of the >> translation: despite the fact that you might hear explosions outside, all the infrastructure of the city works. you have been out on the streets. snow has been played. police are on duty. >> infrastructure is only part
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of the problem. 5.1 million people are affected by humanitarian crisis in ukraine. 1.4 million are described as highly vulnerable. there's a shortage of medicines and vaccines. raising the risk. as of january the fifth, the death toll stood at 4, 808 with 10,468 wounded. another explosion there. it's hear. >> there's app air of formality here in central donetsk. buses are running, people are going about their business. sounds of conflict a couple of miles away are a continuous backdrop in the city taxes will be a big focus of tuesday's state of union address. coming up next - we talk to our political contributor michael shure about the president's political proposal. >> i'll tell you why some in the
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criminal justice system are targeted and killed.
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. >> president obama's state of union address will focus largely on tax proposals, outlining proposals for childcare and college, and the new rules for the wealthy benefitting from the loopholes. it could generate $320 billion. for more we bring in al jazeera political contributor michael shure. michael, members of the obama were on the morning talk shows pointing out similarities between the president's plan and the 2014 bill from the g.o.p. how do we expect this to play out? >> it's exactly what they would want to do is go through and show how there are so many similarities to what republicans
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propose to the president when trying to make a deal. it doesn't go into detail about what the democrats want at that time. it's not going to play at all. this is the first salvo of the 2016 presidential campaign this is defining his party, and the rhetoric of his legacy in terms that separate the middle class from those in the 1%. it's the same - you know in the week we here mitt romney may run for presidency it's the same narrative, the president is bringing it to capitol hill because he doesn't have to pay electoral politics. >> it sort of feels like ground hog day for you as well. >> it does. >> look at the tax proposals and what he wants to do in terms of ley form. -- reform. he wants to get rid of what was called the death tax. when it's called the trust fund
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loophole it sounds different, sounds like something you would want to support. to that end he wants to take into account that there are child care tax credits, and middle class tax cuts that would come out of that as well. i think that when you look at the trust fund loophole you are looking at something that is hard to get behind anyone running for office or congress to do that. there's financial reform that will have to come into play. that will come in terms of looking at the banks, and how much money the banks are going to be - banks with assets of 50,000. you'll have to pay an additional tax. they are strong fighting words, liberal fighting words and will not play at all in the republican controlled congression it's meant to say we don't want to play like that. >> knewy elected senator joanie
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ernst is going to give the response. >> here is the thing about the response. you look at people like bobby jindal. someone leaped over and had a drink of water - that's all everywhere talks about. if it's great you don't remember it if it's horrible it's talked about forever. there's thinks joanie brings to the table - the first combat veteran to serve. she can talk about defence. it's a smart move by mitch mcconnell, taking some of the new blood saying "i'm tapping you to be the spokesperson. it will be huge for you. i need you, to not rest with my majority in the senate. >> trying to look ahead. before i let you go the
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supreme court is going to take up the issue of gay marriage. who stands politically to benefit from this if the justices rule in favour of same-sex marriage. how does it play out politically. >> politically it's a help. it's the fruits of a lot of labour for the democratic party. when you look at what it does to the republicans, it's a relief. they will not have to deal with this issue. it will come up because social conservatives will distance themselves from other conservatives and republicans running. it takes an albat rot off the back or the neck. i'm mixing metaphors, from republicans that don't have to take a position of alienating a segment of the electorate. it will unwittingly help. it takes it out of the hands of congress and the hands of the
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politicians. it will be a relief seven though it was not what the party wanted legislatively, and legally it will be a relief to the republicans not to deal with the issue. . >> now, all eyes will be an tuesday. i am sure we'll chat again. >> later tonight - the first results of an al jazeera poll surveying americans about the issues that matter the most to them. we'll focus on major issues we will not hear about. join us: shots fired outside of the home of vice president joe biden last fight in delaware. the secret service says the gun fire came from a passing car on a public road outside the secure perimeter. the agency is investigating. the vice president was not home but has been briefed. a key issue in honduras is violence. it has the highest murder rate in the world, half going
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unpunished unpunished. we fire this report. >> reporter: everywhere he goes this man watches his back. he is a prosecutor in corruption cases. he asked us not to show his home or car. to protect his family and himself - afraid someone will try to kill him again. >> translation: i police officer warned me his own police chief asked him to help find two hit men to eliminate two prosecutors, one was going to be me. two months later at a stop sign two men stood in front of my car and shot me six times. >> reporter: santos was wounded but surprised. many legal professionals in honduras have not been lucky. the inter-american commission for human rights says since 2010, 86 legal professionals have been killed targeted by
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gangs, crime, police or anyone that wants to silence them. >> this is one of the busiest courts in the country. we have called lawyers, but they don't respond to phone calls. many fear for their safety and many have left the country. >> app attorney says he's not taking cases any more as a safety measure. crimes like extortion and drug trafficking make me afraid. >> reporter: professionals are targets of retaliation. >> translation: legal and justice professionals are targeted as a result of these. members of 76 organizations and gangs were detained and investigated. it increased revenge attacks. >> despite the arrests, the observatory of violence says 95% of all killings in honduras remain unresolved. this lawyer and received death
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threats and travels with a body guard says the judiciary is part of the problem. >> in general, violent death cases are not investigated to begin with. if it is investigated it hardly makes the court. not even cases involving our colleagues there's not an investigation that will end in a better outcome. >> the inter-american commission for human rights said the government must approve a law sitting in congress to protect prosecutors, journalists and legal professionals. after the attack santos found a safe haven in spain. he's back in honduras and travlt with body -- travels with body guards. it's not a guarantee, but he's determined to fight corruption in his country, each if he's putting his life at risk coming up on al jazeera -
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freezing rain in the north-east creates dangerous driving conditions resulting in things like that. also the deaths and demonstrations from the flooding - as if they were not enough the damming in malawi could lead to pham jip. -- famine.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. here is a look at the top stories - europe is under high alert after the attacks tonne "charlie hebdo". nine suspects have been questioned in the attack on the newspaper. the rest of the europe works to prevent further violence. according to the white house, president obama will outline plans for tax breaks in the middle class, and discuss plans to close loop hotels and is expected to ask cop depress to pass a law-making community college free troops from chad cameroon are moving into eastern nigeria to take on boko haram.
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recent attacks killed thousands. african union leaders will discuss expanding the force this week the last enemy combaton on american soil has been released. a marry was arrested in illinois, and accused of providing material support to al qaeda. he was reportedly tortured and pleaded guilty in 2009. he released a statement saying this: we are now discuss more of the case with a professor of law at seaton university and represented al-marie through his
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release and yesterday. the judicial black hole he talked about, walk us through that. >> well mr al-marri came to the united states in 2001. >> he was arrested. >> on american soil. >> at his home in illinois. it matters. his case at that point moved through the regular criminal justice system like any other criminal case would. then in june 2003 his case took a fateful turn. president bush issued declared al-marri an enemy combatant, a claim he was a sleeper agent and ordered him to be placed in custody. >> why not send him to guantanamo bay, with other people labelled as enemy combatants. >> he was already in the united states. had he been outside, and seized he would have ended up in a c.i.a. black spite or guantanamo bay or a lawless prison.
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because he was in the united states created a black hole right here within this country. his criminal proceedings were ended and he was taken by the defense apartment and whisked away where he literally vanished. he had no contact with lawyers, family. the red cross was not allowed to visit hymn. >> he was in solitary confinement for a year and a half. >> yes, for a year and a half he was in solitary confinement. he did not speak with a single other human being, other than integrators who tried to -- interrogators, who tried to break him through painful stress position sleep depravation - everything you read about, many of the things you read about in the torture report were applied
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to almari to break him as a human being. >> fast-forwarding to the obama administration. how did things change for almari under the obama administration. >> it changed in an important and quick way, due to legal pressure i think. after he was declared an enemy combatant in june 2003. we began to litigate a habeas corpus proceed to demand he be given due process and treated with constitutional right. in a sense, if the government was going to hold him, they would have to charge him with a graham. the case made it to the supreme court which in december 2008 agreed to here his case. shortly thereafter they ordered a review of his case and elected not to defend his detention before the supreme court, and charmed him with providing support for terrorism.
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>> he pleaded guilty. if he pleaded guilty some would say why have sympathy for him if he pleaded guilty. >> two reasons, his case was about the right to a trial. it was simply - the case was - his case did not go to the supreme court or attract a lot of legal controversy and attention whether he was guilty or not. it was a side issue, it was whether or not he was entitled to a trial. this is what all people - i mean that's what the constitution provide, a fundamental right. the police fbi can't just lock you up and throw you away. throw out the key and not give you a trial. he pled guilty 99% of defendants in the federal justice system plead guilty and the government drops a charge and almarry pleaded guilty as a way to bring this to an end. >> what is the legacy of this. are there others that had been through the system the same way
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that almarry has. will it happen again. >> there was only one other arrested and put in the jude ij black hole. i think the legacy of his case - there was never a ruling but the legacy was the idea of domestic military detention. that is the military - arresting people and denying them trials is a bad idea and one that has been widely disyet ted. the bush administration ceased the process and the obama administration said it was against long-standing tradition, and it would not happen. when terrorism suspects from boston marathon - for perpetrating heinous acts they are put on trial, the way it should be. >> thank you so much for joining us today another round of iran nuclear talks in geneva.
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iran and world powers met for a second time since failing to make a deal earlier. secretary of state john kerry held meetings with the iranian foreign minister and john kerry told congress not to impose new sanctions on iran warning it could upset the negotiations an offense against f.d.l.r. is being launched. most of the group have failed to put down their arms and those that screpded are not -- surrendered are not cooperating. >> reporter: these fighters from the f.d.l.r. have been on the run since the gen site in 1994. now they have surrendered they are in this camp a number that came out. congo in the u.n. say they'll attack those in the bush. we are allowed meet a fight scper his family under the supervision of officers.
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the group is accused of atrocities. the leaders committed genocide in rwanda. this man came to congo as a refugee and joineded later because he had little choice. >> we were eight in my family. others were killed. militias were sent after us. i thought when will it stop. what would you do. >> reporter: after years living at outlaws, people are not of good health. the u.n. medics treat the sick. people here have to go what the commanders say. most would be better off at home in rwanda. the fd lr's leaders want to go home but first, they are addressing the injustice. >> in other countries the u.n. is handling conflicts and negotiations. in this region they are not. another decided there are attacks against innocent people. it's aninjustice.
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>> reporter: the roou want jp captain refuses to hold talks. each tent holds two families. commandiers say it's full there's not enough suppose. they want to certaintier and go home. it's a problem: the fd lr is not cooperating, older and weaker fighters are sent here and stronger fighters and weapons are in the bush. the u.s. chief told us that the camp is full because the f.d.l.r. leaders are not allowed anyone to go home. the whole idea is it would be followed by repatriation. it's making it contingent on political conditions that so far don't look like they are going to be realised. >> reporter: these boys play football with a home-made ball. all the people were born in congo, growing up in the midst
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of a conflict. they are counterparts in the bush that will be sacked. they are waiting for politicians and diplomats to determine their future. the malian war was a deadly conflict. more than 100,000 were killed. many bosnians are suffering with drama. neave barker has more on the long-term psychological affects of war. >> reporter: the war in bosnia haunts the present. it still distorts lives. this man was a soldier in the bosnian army. he remembers sarajevo under siege. >> translation: this was the largest concentration camp in the world. we couldn't escape. there was danger everywhere. snipers were shooting at the buildings here. >> bosnia witnessed some of the
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worst horrors of the war. the conflict was left profound mental scars. >> translation: there has been several times i couldn't control myself memories got worse. i explode and it's not good for anyone, especially the family. >> he is one of many fighters suffering post-traumatic stress disorder. he's receiving psychiatric help. >> in the 20 years since the end of the for, more than 4,000 have taken their own lives. >> ordinary bosnians are deeply traumatised. this is what dally life in ari ayo looked like. civilians running the gaupt the of -- gauntlet of sniper fire remembered for ethnic cleansing and mass grease.
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-- mass graves. 20 years on a high proportion of people in sarajevo suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. there's a generation of people who were children during the war, who count fear and violence among the earliest memories. >> around 1 million, 750,000 people in herzegovina are suffering from stress-induced disorders. >> we are seeing a lot of violent outbursts, physical and sexual violence. there's an epidemic of violence in society. >> translation: the country has enjoyed 20 years of peace. more than the optimists expected. long after the last shots were fired. the aftershocks of war are still being felt.
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>> plotting left 176 dead, and 200,000 without homes in malawi. officials say preventing disease is a priority. feeding them will be an issue. the floodwaters destroyed plots on many arms. deforestation and change are has been blamed for the release of the floods. snow is causing traffic jams. the back weather, reduced visibility making drying dangerous. more than 100 emergency services had to help trapped motorists. no injuries from the weather have been reported. it has been a very dangerous day here across much of the north-east. we are talking about freezing rain and freezing drizzle that we saw this morning forming across parts of peninsula, and new jersey. particularly on the radar notice
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the green rain turning to pink. that's the freezing precipitation. here on highway 76 to the west of philadelphia we talked about a major accident pile-up of about 2 dozen cars on the highway, because of the temperatures below freezing and the slick roads in the region. let's have a look at what will happen. more rain is pushing into new england. it will be snow that we deal with. boston temperatures going up to 47 degrees. before the game we talk about the temperatures dropping off. things getting better temperatures dropping for boston, as we go to the rest of the week. for the rest of the united states we are looking at a warm up across the central plains we are seeing 10-15 degrees above average all the way up here to parts of the dakotas, by the time we get to tuesday, we'll see memphis at 60. chicago - above average, 37
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degrees, and over here to the east - atlanta - you are looking at 60 degrees and a beautiful beginning of the week. that's a look at your weather. more news after this.
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high profile deadly shootings of black men at the hands of white police officers dominated the headlines in 2014. civil rights investigations have been open by the department of justice. one family nose the wait can be a long one. >> reporter: it's been three years since kenneth chamberlain lost his father. >> november 19th, 2011 my father was shot and killed by police. >> reporter: his father was a veteran former police officer. he triggered a life aid emblem. that re laid a call here to the police. when officers arrived kenneth senior told them the call was an accident and he was fine. he refused to open the door to police.
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this video was shot by the police department's taser. during the hour-long standoff kenneth senior was in contact with life aid. the calls have been made public. pp -- public: a life aid operator tried to cancel the call. officers said kenneth senior told them he had a knife. his family denied this but a sister told life aid he was son psychiatric medication. police officers could be heard banking on the door and using racial slurs.
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officers then broke the door down. they used a taser and fired bean bags at kenneth senior. an officer fired the fatal shots. the police say it was a warranted use of deadly force. in 2012 a grand jury agreed with that assessment. and cleared the officers of all criminal charges in kenneth senior's death. >> the system is flawed and needs to be changed. >> reporter: that's why kenneth and others are pushing for state oversight of the police. >> you can't have a police department investigating its own officers nor a da's office relying on those officers for their convictions to oversee that investigation. it's an inherent conflict of interest. >> reporter: david jones who works law enforcement says recruiting officers that reflect the community is crucial. >> if you hire people of colour
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and the police department reflects the community of colour you have a better communication. >> some in the west country, like the police chief, say that's an uphill battle. >> a big challenge is actually getting people you know in the community to prepare for the test to score high where they are reachable and we can hire them. >> reporter: kenneth says the country has a long way to go in building trust. >> i tell people my father would not want me to be ain law enforcement. he was law enforcement. he would want me to fibbing the problem. >> fixing a problem that kenneth said could prevent deaths for others her husband is a u.s. citizens so are her two young children. angela nav arrow was nevertheless facing deportation
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to honduras. she sought sanctuary in a church. this weekend she took first steps outside. courtney kealy was there. >> reporter: a family celebration. it begins with a song "christ breaks the chain ". part of a lyrics resonate strongly. "i have a lawyer who defends me. he's never busy he's always on my side." the star of the service is angela nav arrow who received a 2-year stay of removal, stopping her time deportation order. she came to visit her parents from honduras and tried to stay legally, but was unable to. her son, 11 and daughter are both u.s. citizens so was her new husband. she says she has lived in fear for over a decade. scared to take the kids to school or the doctor. so what would you say it the
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critics that say you prop supposed to come you have your child here, you weren't supposed to stay. "god has given everyone the right to a good life what would critics do in my circumstances" straight to seek her family intact she sought sanctuary in a church after receiving deportation orders. meetings were held with homeland security finally she got her wish - for now. >> the government and elected officials that make the laws are not the enemy. the enemy is inaction. >> reporter: her family priest gave her a set of rowsary beads. as a symbol of victory. then she walked outside for the first time. in nearly two months.
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[ sings ] >> reporter: angela is one of nine that went into sanctuary, part of a movement across the country. she's the only one that went into sanctuary with her husbands and two children. it's not legal in the u.s. to offer sanctuary, a 2011 policy document said deportation orders would not be carried out without prior approval in sensitive locations such as churges. churches. when i asked angela what she'd do she said she and her husband are looking for a place to rent. so it's a stepping out journey, but you are looking for a home. >> yes. >> reporter: the first thing she did is to hold a march. >> because of all not free... a small park for others facing deportation orders.
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marching to remember - 50 years after the marches changing the nation and in the philippines a record crowd comes tout hear pope francis. -- comes out to hear pope francis, those stories ahead on al jazeera america pass per cent
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>> tuesday. from race relations to foreign policies, terrorism and the economy. >> if this congress wants to help, work with me. >> ali velshi kicks off our special state of the union coverage at 7:00. >> we'll take an in-depth look at our nation's financial future. >> then john seigenthaler breaks down the issues. >> we need to know what's going on in our backyard.
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>> plus, objective analysis and live reports from across the nation and reaction from around the world. the state of the union address. special coverage begins tuesday, 7:00 eastern. right here on al jazeera america. a 50th anniversary of the selma marches leading to the voting act. it was a march to honour martin luther king and was led by oprah winfrey who produced and starred in the award "selma", about his wife. she was joined by others. the film nominated for a best picture, was handed criticism as to historical accuracy.
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these days annie pearl avery enjoys a stroll across the bridge in selma. when she set off on a peaceful march in '065 it was a starkly different scope. protesters fighting for the right to vote were met by armed police. dozens were badly hurt and annie, not for the first time was arrested. >> our real heroes are the people that die. and i could have got killed. i think it was a small correction that i played because other people paid more. >> we basically had people walking off the streets ... >> reporter: what happened in selma in the '60 is deeply engrained in the community. [ singing ] >> reporter: every year thousands come here to mark protests leading to important pieces of legislation history.
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months after marches by martin luther king the voting rights act was passed. >> the voting rights movement in selma changed the course of history. for this country and the world. >> reporter: monumental changes are the subject of a new film which upset some. critics say president lyndon johnson is portrayed as reluctant to pass the legislation, which some say is inaccurate. the hollywood version has been universally praised by people in selma, most are happy that such aest will be seep on screens. an argument overwhelmed by achievelets of ordinary men and women. known as the foot soldiers of the civil rights movements. many residents were extras in the film. for them it's a source of pride. >> it will give us the opportunity to talk about the history and not be ashamed of t. >> it's amazing to have the movie in selma. it's about selma and the 50th
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anniversary. it kinds of brings it back to remember how people fought for the right to vote. >> reporter: for annie pearl avery and nous ands of others that -- thousands of others that risked so much to vote n is not about the box office, but the freedoms they fought for and run heavy rain didn't some 6 million catholics attending a mass given by the pope in the philippines. it was the largest mass ever. francis's mass focussed on the need to dismantle structures. im am richelle carey, "real money" weekend is next. be sure to check out the website for updates around the world. and a reminder the first result of an al jazeera poll surveying americans about the issues that matter to them. also - we will focus on major issues that will not be included
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in the tuesday state of union speech. that is tonight on "the week ahead". do keep it here on al jazeera. yes, if you are a football fan, the colours represent the big games today, the afc and nfc championship. america's roads, bridges and tunnels used to be the envy of the world. not any more. i'll tell you how to change that and create half a million jobs this year. plus too much supply and slowing demand - that combination is causing oil to spiral. we'll take you to a place where filling up an s.u.v. is less than a pack of gum. it's a dirty job and a tonne want to do it. why hauling trash is a hard gig to get in america's biggest city. i'm ali velshi, this is "real money".