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>> decades of corruption abuse, and torture, by chicago police... >> you think people make a distinction between cia, black ops sites, verses torturing a thirteen year old kid from the south-side? >> people realize that torture is torture. >> lisa fletcher brings you an in depth report chicago torture only on al jazeera america >> a stark warning from heath experts as another person dies from the m.e.r.s. virus. hello i'm darren jordon, you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also on the programme. a second data breach - nearly 14 million government employees' records may be compromised. >> and i'm in a helicopter above the andean sea, under international pressure they are determined to show they are
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taking the migrant crisis seriously. a prominent u.s. civil rights activist accused of lying about her racial identity. large and complex. that's how the world health organisation described the m.e.r.s. outbreak in south korea. and warns more people will be affected. earlier health authorities say 12 more outbreaks. >> reporter: at this market in seoul, they have brought out the big guns in the fight against m.e.r.s. the government calling for calm. if contamination spreads, few could be listening. many customers stayed away. >> translation: sales have dropped 40 to 50%. not many are walking around.
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people are hiding it. numbers that have gone down have gone down significantly. we hope the situation is solved. on friday, the south korean president visited the heart of the m.e.r.s. response organization along with a team giving this warning. >> the outbreak is large and complex. more cases should be anticipated. because of this the government should remain villageant and intensify disease surveillance and prevention measures until the outbreak is over. >> schools have been shut. close to 3,000 have closed their doors. earlier the health ministry said the outbreak was coming under control with four now cases on friday. with the announcement of now
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cases, one an ambulance driver is a worry. seoul is bracing for economic fallout. earlier this week the central bank cut the rate to 1.5%. the priority remains, containing the spread. the next few days could be crucial in determining the worst is over alison clements hunt is the spokeswoman for the world health organisation joint mission and joins us live via skype from the philippines capital. alison, it's a stark warning from the w h ox saying that south korea -- w.h.o. saying that south korea should brace itself for more cases. how bad does the w ha thing it will -- w.h.o. think it will get. >> we are seeing the beginning of a declin in infections.
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the south korean government started to put in place a number of recommendations that joint missions to the country recommends and with them we hope to see improved. the numbers of cases are increasing and the death toll rising. we understand the w ha mission -- w.h.o. mission is leaving. you are finishing your mission at the worse possible time. >> not really. it's a matter of going in working to look at how response is done, wh could be done better. the nation which is a fact-finding mission and discussions with the government has done its work it doesn't mean that w.h.o. will work with the seen government, but we don't have the people on the ground doing the work they have done this week. we'll work closely with the
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south korean government. >> despite all this, 3,000 schools are closed of the thousands are in quarantine it doesn't seem to stop the spread of the virus. >> in fact the two key findings from the research is that this outbreak is mirroring the outbreaks in the middle east. and we know it can be stopped by correct prevention control measures. it doesn't appear to be mutating or spreading in the germ communities. one of the findings is that, in fact it's not spreading in the general community. it could happen we have to be vigilant. at the moment it's around health care facilities. >> a final thought, a broader
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worry. a number of regional countries banned travel to south korea. how worried are you that the m.e.r.s. virus could travel into national borders. there's a risk that the virus will cross borders. they can do that. if they come from effected countries, they can give advice if anyone shows symptoms. they can make it known and correct courses taken. there's no need for travel or trade. >> thank you very much for talking to al jazeera. >> you are welcome. >> in india six people died after ammonia gas leaked. happening in punjab state. observers have been taken to hospital after having breathing
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problems. >> u.s. investigators day there has been a breach of sensitive data related to employees. the office of managementway a target. and data of 4 million could be compromised. chinese hackers could be removed. >> hours after the biggest employees union warned that last year's hack was wider and comes confirmation that there may have been a dayer breach. white house josh ernst says they were suggesting different data. >> i don't have details about investigation into this matter. >> reporter: a senior official tells al jazeera the newly revealed hack may targetted forms government workers fill out to qualify for security
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positions. it can be alcohol use, drug use and brupsies. the arrangement breach and one earlier could add up to 14 million. on thursday the biggest employees trade union wrote to the administration, accusing the government of hiding behind the criminal investigation as a reason not to give out details. ernst was adamant protecting government systems was a big tack because of size of databases involved. >> it is a daunting challenge, and requires the federal government to be nimble. something difficult when you talk about an organization that is this large. >> in thursday's alert, it was written:
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and he backed accusations up with specifics saying social security numbers, birth dates, pay history, data such as health insurance, life insurance and petrol information had been stolen. the row spread to capital hill in the senate over who was to blame. reed saying it may have been the chinese let's give you breaking news. 17 afghan police men have been killed in a taliban attack. it too at a police compound. more on that as we get it here at al jazeera u.s. president obama's ambitious trade agenda has been dealt a severe blow. it's part of a package to
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streptionzen trade ties. white house correspondent reports. >> this doesn't happen u.s. president obama supposedly was done working. the press told to go home. he was told to go to the annual games. the handshaking conditioned friday. with a sprays start the capital. all of this because the trans-pacific partnership was up for a vote in the house. and this time it was his own political party threatening to book him. if he gets a trade deal congress could say yes or no. >> it will facilitate another bad trade deal. we can't afford to pull up the
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jaw bridges and shut up the rest of the world. it's not smart policy. >> n.a.f.t.a. cost us one million jobs. the world is passing us by. >> gentlemen, tame has expired. the nos rung out the this is part of the bill giving aid to jobs. >> cheer up. it cannot be law unless the assistance package has approval as well. now the white house is play hard ball. >> we have a strong case to make. if we don't act on it, it will expire. >> this is a programme the democrats believe in. >> now democrats have to decide what they hate more.
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the trans-pacific partnership. or looking like they are living vulnerable people without help. they look vulnerable. it's the possibility of a trade deal and his legacy secured. the u.s. travelled six yemeni detainees, and it's been five months since they were moved. president obama transformed half. there are 116 people still held in guantanamo. >> in sierra leone, the president has imposed a curfew and two districts. the country reported 15 now cases, the highest since march. people will not be allowed to enter or leave the rear. sick people are escaping from
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quarpt een hunts. still to come - why a process clamping down on indonesian women going out at night and protest against i.s.i.l. more on that. stay with us. >> i know that keeps me going... >> we just have to keep doing what w
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welcome back. a quick reminder of the top stories on al jazeera, the world health organisation warned that south korea should be ready for a further rise in m.e.r.s. cases. health authorities reported 12 cases, bringing the total to
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148. 14 died. >> there has been a second breach of data related to government employees, the office personal management was the tart. 14 million federal records may have been compromised. >> in india, six died after ammonia gas leaked from a tanker. the incident happened in punjab state. many have been taken to hospital after complaining of breathing problems. >> an armed group has been kidnapped. official have not identified the group. it's been described as an attack on sovereignty and international law. >> reporter: we understand that the foreign ministry in tunis, and the defence ministry and members of the government are holding a crisis meeting and is
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reticent to talk about which group was in the consulate and who was responsible at the time. >> we are hear evidence that it may have a connection to a senior member of the libyan dawn group, a group that took control of libya. this man was arrested in may on charges of kidnapping. at the time in may, more than 200 tunisians were held in tripoli, used as a bargaining chip. waleed is in custody, and some say there's a connection between what is happening in the consulate. now, tunisia is one of the few states in the world to have a rags have been with both governments, the one court appointed and the
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internationally recognised one in tobruk. this brings into question the relationship with libya, and a lot of questions will be asked about what is happening next. >> more on the breaking news story. 17 afghan police killed in a taliban attack in helmand province, taking place at a police compound. we are joined live on the phone. what can you tell us. >> we don't have a great deal of information at this stage. we are waiting for more to come in. aside from 17 police members killed and others wounded, we have been told that hundreds of the taliban attacked the headquarters. obviously this happened in the south of the country, in helmand. >> this is an area where the afghan security forces launched
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a campaign against a spring offensive, and is the first campaign that the security forces have undertaken on their own, without the backing of foreign forces. that is a great challenge that they have at the moment. over the last six weeks, most of the reports about attacks are in the north. and just to update people on something we have been talking about the last week or so where the taliban - in the province the taliban managed to take control of the district there, about a week ago, a few days ago. the security forces were able to retake the distribute headquarters and are working in the rest of the district cleaning up operations a try to score of the district.
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>> nicole johnson in kabul. thank you peace talks between yemen's warring factions have been pushed back bike a day to monday. saudi fighters killed more than 60 targetting sites used by the houthis. 20 houthi fighters were killed in clashes with forces loyal to abd-rabbu mansour hadi. saudi arabia air strikes killed people. the area is listed as an area site. the remains of the prime minister arrived in am jp there were reports that the body was snatched before being loaded on to an airlines flight. many family members where in
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jordan. >> australia prime minister denied accusations that his country paid smugglers to take them back to the waters. it was reported that australians offered crews $500 to turn back. the thai navy was searching the sea. >> the islands off thailand's west coast are exquisite. this is no joy flight. the captain is flying off the andaman see looking for boats. in may thailand was criticized for pushing back boats of rohingya. helicopters dropping food. under pressure thailand promised a better response. air patrols started, and the thai navy had a large ship offshore.
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>> when boats were found in the andaman sea in mid may. there was a crisis that there might be thousands more floating out there. thailand's navy has been sending two helicopters and planes up on control every day since, and so far, they have not found any vessels. >> at least not ones with migrants visible on deck. this is the busy sea. every boat has checked given each care craft flies for two hours each day. that though the captain insists, is enough. >> if as the rumours suggest, that there are boats out there, and they come through thai waters we'll find them. so far we have not seen anyone. >> reporter: this is a woman's shelter, last november this woman was tricked to leaving her
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children in myanmar and getting on a boat. in fact she says she was kidnapped. after five weeks at sea, she was held in a camp. some died. she managed to escape. my experience in myanmar, my journey was horrific. for the first time in my life. i feel like a free person. >> joun marks the start of a stormy period. systems are in place if boats come against. for desperate humans it has a human response. women in indonesia's aceh province have been restribd for those that don't follow rules.
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some women are taking a stand. >> sharia police are on patrol in aceh the only province in indonesia that adopted islamic law. women are not allowed after 9:00pm unaccompanied by family members. unmarried women are given a warning for kissing in a park. these patrols are a common state. violators can be punished. for the major of banda aceh existing regulations it not far enough. she issued a ban on women walking or visiting night spots after 11:00pm. >> translation: after 11:00pm places of entertainment are
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dangerous. there are problems. if women work later than 11:00pm, it's not effective. by that time women should be able to rest. >> this person works as a cashier, can't afford to rest at night. she needs to do night shift to earn money. >> i'm trying to make a living. i think the government should look at what we are doing, what work we do. >> despite the risk of being court. she is in no position to give up night ship. she works behind 11:00p.m.. islamic law was introduced 20 years ago. punished for wearing a long close. they can't be reprimanded.
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the government will implement a version of islamic law. they say because the regulation has been issued. only a few openly to protest. trmping this reg u. >> translation: this regulation has to be reformed. don't let it happen it can be implemented in other parts of the country. all in the name of islamic law. >> government ministers want to review the regulations in aceh. laws and regulations issued can't contradict the country's constitution. >> translation: i will coordinate this with the head of women in aceh to review.
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it is distrim native. many work at night. they need to review this. i'll discuss it with the minister because it's not the only reg u ration. >> reporter: nearly midnight in banda aceh. most cafes are filled with men only. many are hoping that the government will reverse the mayor's decision and allow them to work and move around at night a prominent civil rights activist has been accused of lying about her identity. rachel claims to be african-american. her family says she is white. >> rachel it the 37-year-old leader of the spoken washington chapter of the n.a.a.c.p. an african-american civil rights organization. she's been thrust into the
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spotlight by her parents, who told reporters that their daughter is not fern. >> she nose it's false. she told herself, as well as herself, this erroneous identity of hers, that by now she may believe it's the truth. television show "talking heads" pounced on the case. scholars that studied race and identity had a different reaction. >> so what. unless this woman has done something harmful and detrimental to her family and community, she is going extraordinary things. the n axe axe cp was founded by whites and blacks. >> why and when she presented
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herself as black is not known. she attended university on a scholar shop as married to an african-american man and teaches av carnas studies. she listed herself as black. >> united states has a perverse relationship with race it is so so fraught. one of the things that this event does is expose how ludicrous the social phenomenon has been. it's had harmful effects detrimental to our society. we make fun of it. and someone who exposes how situation situational ou contextual and voluntary it can be. >> a statement was issued saying
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