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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 >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour. over the next 60 minutes we'll go to pakistan where 20 fighters have been killed. plus - headquarters under attack in dallas. witnesses say gunmen fired from an armoured van. a second massive data breach in the u.s. computer hackers tart intelligence and military personality. more health officials warn
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people will be infected. 14 have died in south korea. and... >> i'm andrew thomas in a copied above the andaman sea. the government is determined to show they are taking the migrant crisis seriously. so first we go to pakistan where 20 fighters have been killed near the afghan border. the pakistani military says they died during an air strike on north waziristan. as part of an operation launched last june against the taliban and other armed groups in the area. kamal hyder is our correspondent and has the latest from outside the capital islamabad. tell us what more you are hearing about this operation, kamal. >> indeed. as you mentioned, it's an attack that involved aircraft from the
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pakistan air force. it was a year ago when the military launched an offensive in north waziristan. involving tens of thousands of troops. the objective was to dislodge gang from the sanctuary. however, even though it's been a year, and there has been pockets of resistance, in a mountainous area every time the pakistani military gets credible intelligence the strike goes close to the afghan border. >> how difficult is it for journalists to independently verify information that comes out of the pakistani military. >> it is very difficult. primarily because most of the civilian population were forced
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to flee the area there's hardly anyone in the area. whatever information there is, comes from the military. it's difficult to get independent verification because of the situation in that particular tribal area of pakistan. thank you for that update. a retired general in islamabad says pakistan is changing the focus of its operation in that area. i think most of the people have been cleared, but there are people that remain under partial control of the militants, and there's militants from waziristan that reside this. pakistan pass been trying to continue and clean the area.
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the toughest area is the one they are operating at the moment. this is the valley, the toughest nut to crack at the moment. but they have been successful and we hope that in a month or two they would be able to completely clear that area that pakistan has been categorical now, that it will not tolerate other groups, and especially the ones that are amicable to afghanistan and the taliban itself. at the same time i would say honestly, it has not been as harsh towards them. i think it tried to push them out, rather than launch a military operation, because it feels that these groups will continue to have a sway, in the areas which is adjacent to the pakistani border, and would not
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be too wise to engage militarily, and get into a conflict where the own operations against the taliban, pakistan, which is indigenous will be affected. at the same time there has been an qualitative change as far as pakistan's position is concerned. and that is so you know it's with the civilian government and the new military leadership, which is committed to improving its relations with afghanistan, and the basis of that is that we will treat your enemy as our enemy. taliban fighters attacked a police compound in afghanistan, killing at least 20 officers. 10 fighters were reportedly killed in a gun battle lasting several hours. afghan security forces are suffering record casualties more than 5,000 are reported to have been killed this year alone. shots have been fired at the police headquarters in dallas texas. police say the fire began when an armed van pulled up and the occupants occupied fire. witnesses say there nay have been other shooters. a bag was found, the area was
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evacuated. the dallas police chief said one suspect fled the area in a van, he fled the area and has been talking to police negotiators. >> the suspect told our negotiators that we took his child and accused him of being a terrorist and he will blow us up, and cut of negotiations. u.s. investigators say there has been a second breach of sensitive data related to government employees. last week it was revealed that the data of 4 million people could have been compromised. in both cases washington said chinese hackers could be involved. john terrett reports. 24 hours after the biggest federal employees union warned in a letter to the obama administration that last year's hack of federal employees was far wider than had been led on comes confirmation that may have been a deeper breach.
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white house spokesman josh ernst saying evidence suggests there was a separate intrusion, affecting a different part of office of personnel management systems and data. >> at this stage i don't have details about the ongoing investigation into this particular matter. >> reporter: a senior administrator tells al jazeera a newly revealed hack may have targeted the forms government workers fill out to qualify for security clearances. the information about mental illness, drug and alcohol use, to arrests and even bankruptcies. the apparent breach and the one revealed earlier could add up to 14 million federal record compromised. on thursday, the biggest american trade union, the american federation of government employees wrote to the administration accusing them of hiding behind the criminal investigation as a reason not to give out too many details. ernst is adamant protecting government systems is a big task given the size of the databases involved. >> protecting the computer networks of the federal government is a daunting challenge and it does require the federal government to be
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nimble, something difficult when you talk about an organisation this large. >> in thursday's letter union boss wrote: he backed his accusation up with specifics saying social security numbers, birthdates, pay history, and data such as health insurance, life insurance and pension information has been stolen. the row spread to capitol hill, with terse changes between majority leader mitch mcconnell, and minority leader harry reid in the senate over who is to blame for the hack. reid saying openly for the first time it may have been the chinese. the world health organisation warn if more people are infected with middle eastern respiratory syndrome or m.e.r.s.
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since the outbreak in south korea, 138 cases have been confirmed. and 14 people have died. richard thom set reports. >> reporter: at this market in seoul, they have brought out the big guns in the fight against m.e.r.s. the government repeatedly called for calm. as fear of contamination spreads few are listening. shopkeepers here say many customers are simply staying away. >> translation: sales have dropped by 40 to 50%. not many are walking around. kids are hiding at home. >> the numbers of people have gone down significantly. i hope the m.e.r.s. situation is solved soon, so that our business improves again. >> reporter: on friday the south korean president visited the heart of the m.e.r.s. response operation, along with a team
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from the world health organisation which later gave this warning... >> the outbreak has been large and is complex. more cases should be anticipated. because of this the government should remain vigilant and should continue to intensify disease surveillance and prevention measures until the outbreak is over. >> more schools have been shut as a precaution. close to 3,000 have now closed their doors. earlier the health ministry said the outbreak was coming under control with four new cases reported on friday. with the announcement of fourth generation infection, an ambulance driver, is a worry. and with several governments warning citizens travelling to south korea, seoul is bracing for economic fallout. earlier this week the central bank cut the key interest rate to an unprecedented 1.5%. for now though, the priority remains, containing the spread. the next few days could be crucial in determining whether the worst is over indonesia says australia
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would have stooped to a new low if allegations that it paid people smugglers to turn back are found to be true. >> it was revealed that they were told to turn back to indonesia with the people on board in return for $5,000 each they received. at the moment this is still part of an ongoing investigation they are being investigated for people smuggling. the australian prime minister tony abbott, neither confirmed for denied the report. when asked he said boats have been stopped by hook or by crook. but refused to say if the allegations are true. meanwhile thousands of people continue to make the dangerous journey, as andrew thomas reports. >> reporter: the islands off thailand's west coast are exquisite. this is no joy flight. the captain is flying a team
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out over the andaman sea looking for boats of trafficked migrants. in mid may, thailand was criticized for pushing back rohingya boats. helicopters dropped them food, but would not let them land on shore. under international pressure, thailand promised in future a better response, air patrols have started and the thai navy based a large ship off shore ready to accommodate any immigrants. >> when boats of desperate migrants were found in the andaman sea there was thoughts thousands might be floating out there. thailand's navy has been sending two helicopters and two planes on patrol every day since, and so far have not found any other vessels. at least not ones with migrants visible on deck. this is though, a busy sea. every fishing boat has to be checked near impossible given each aircraft flies for two hours each day.
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that, though, the captain insists, is enough. >> if there are the migrants out there, that the rumours suggest, and if they come through thai waters, we'll find them. so far we have not seen anyone. >> reporter: for now a home for this woman is a woman's shelter near the thai island of phuket, last november this woman was tricked to leaving her children in myanmar and getting on a boat with a promise of work. in fact, she says she was kidnapped. after five weeks at sea, she was held for a ransom she couldn't pay, in a jungle camp on the thai malaysian border. some died. she managed to escape. my experiences in myanmar, my journey on the boat and at the jungle camp was horrific. for the first time in my life, i feel like a free person. >> june marks the start of a stormy season here. that may be why the thai government thinks fewer boats are taking to the sea.
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but it says systems are in place if boats come again. for desperate humans, it has a humane response. sunday we'll continue our special "desperate journeys" coverage out of asia. scott heidler will report from northern thailand where he found rohingya people crossing into the country from myanmar. sunday on al jazeera. you're with the newshour still ahead - back to iraq, we meet former u.s. soldiers coming back from iraq to join the fight against i.s.i.l. and we tell you ou you how engineers in costa rica combat dengue fever. and in football - a nazi swastika appears on a pitch during a game. first, women in indonesia
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protesting against a partial curfew imposed in banda aceh this month. women working in certain industries must go home by 11:00pm. the provincial government says it wants to protect women from harassment. >> sharia police are on patrol in aceh, the only province in indonesia that adopted islamic law. women are reprimanded for being outdoors after 9:00pm, unaccompanied by family members or husbands. unmarried couples are given a last warning for kissing in a city park. these patrols are a common sight since islamic law, was introduced in 2001 violators can be punished. punished by caning in public, like these unmarried couples recently caught. for the major of banda aceh, existing regulations it not far
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enough. she issued a ban on women working or visiting night spots after 11:00pm. >> translation: after 11:00pm places of entertainment are quite dangerous. there are many problems. we have adopted islamic law, we need to implement it. 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 in a cafe, can't afford to rest at night. like many other women in banda aceh, she needs to do night shift to earn money to support her family and parents. >> i'm trying to make a living. i have a decent job. i think the government should look at what we women are doing, what kind of work we do. >> despite the risk of being caught by sharia police, she is in no position to give up night shift according to the new regulations her employer can lose his
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licence if she works beyond 11p.m. islamic law was introduced 20 years ago. since then, the main people are women who punished for wearing a wrong clothes. now they can't work at night and are reprimanded if they stay out late. advocators for women's rights will ask the government in aceh to implement a fair version of islamic law. they say because the regulation has been issued in the name of religion, only a few women dare openly to protest. >> translation: this regulation has to be withdrawn. the national government should be firm about this. it's against the constitution. clearly discriminatory. don't let it happen, it can be implemented in other parts of the country. all in the name of islamic law. which is according to me, a completely wrong interpretation. >> government ministers in jakarta want to review the regulations in aceh. while aceh has regional autonomy, laws and regulations issued by the province can't contradict the country's
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constitution. >> translation: i will coordinate this with the head of women in parliament in aceh to review. it is discriminative. many work at night. they need to review this. i'll discuss it with the home minister because it's not the only regulation. in aceh violating gender equality. >> reporter: nearly midnight in banda aceh. while not all women are obeying the mayor's regulation, most cafes are filled with men only. many are hoping that the government in jakarta will reverse the mayor's decision, and allow them to work and move around at night as they used to. the united states transferred six yemeni detainees from guantanamo bay to oman. it's been five months since the last lot of detainees were moved out of cuba. half of the detainees have been
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moved out by president obama. he campaigned for presidency on the hope of shutting down guantanamo bay. there's 116 still there u.s. sent military advisors to iraq and ruled out sending combat forces. there are a few former u.s. soldiers that believe they should be on the ground fighting the islamic state of iraq and levant. zeina khodr spoke to some in southern kirkuk. >> reporter: they once fought in iraq. years later they are back. this time they are here on their own. these men used to be in the u.s. military. a few months ago they came to the north as volunteers, to help the iraq kurds fight the islamic state of iraq and levant, and brought their experience with them. >> so you can guarantee that this field is laden with i.e.d.s, they utilize ghosts a lot, what we call ghosts, hidden snipers, they could be out here, in the trees, in the bushes, or crawling up to us now.
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>> reporter: they are a small unit, but the kurds welcome any help they can get. that's what the former soldiers say they want to do. >> i just thought it was the right thing to do. i saw a lot of atrocities via the news, the slave trade. the beheadings. i found a group helping to facilitate the travel of westerners, called frame. it's disbanded now, but pretty much is a group i utilised to get here. >> reporter: since arriving they have come face to face with their new enemy and experienced what they described as a deadly force. >> they have a lot of volunteers from different countries, a lot are prior military service. they understand flanking, basic battlefield tactics. >> reporter: the men have military experience, but don't have the weapons to match i.s.i.l. the arms they carry are good for
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urban warfare, not a battlefield like this, where it is open to rain. >> this is realistically only good up to 200 meters. these are good after four, if you have a nice one. >> reporter: the volunteers operate in southern kirkuk. this sector is controlled by the patriotic unit of kurdistan. one of the two kurdish parties in northern iraq. the american volunteers are not welcome on other front lines the iraqi government doesn't want foreign groups on the ground. this doesn't concern the men. they say their decision to come is nothing to do with politician or money. for these volunteers, they say it's not a job, a duty. they say the islamic state of iraq and levant is a danger to the world, not just iraq. the u.s. has been bombing i.s.i.l. from the skies, and has ruled out deploying combat forces as part of a strategy to defeat the group. the americans who are on the ground don't represent the government, but say their presence is a message that
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troops are needed if the war is to be won. iran's president says he will not allow national secrets to fall into foreign hands through nuclear inspections. during a rarer news conference taking place now in tehran with local and foreign reporters, hassan rouhani is calling on the west to stick to its terms ahead of a june 30th deadline. >> translation: if the other side commits to a previous framework, then it can reach an agreement quickly. if you continue bargaining and bargaining it can lead to more the weather - will it move. >> it's been the same place for 24 hours. the sat lay ran for 24 hours.
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it's a massive cloud. throwing up thunder storms. on the coast to mexico. it caused flooding because of the free consequents storms it threw to acta pull coe. not only that, it hasn't strengthened or weakened. it's gutting to 130 -- gusting to 130. drifting north-west wards. it's slow walking pace. i don't trust the forecast. it's not in the steering winds. it may reach hurricane force in about two days time. forecast wise it rumbles around near acapulco. there'll be more flooding in mexico. nothing else will happen in the future. do you remember the el nino, the heat wave in the u.s. this is in british columbia. the heat dropped down. because it is so dry, you have
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the road this far, it's still under control, despite the fact that it had rained and winds are in different direction. there's more rain to come. choingt it will help very much, but it is trying to. thank you for that update. the world health organisation says dengue fever affects close to 400 million people across the world and in latin america, it's one of the leading causes of death among children. as galling reports a group of engineers are using technology to prevent the spread of the disease. >> in the neighbourhood of san san jose workers are spraying mosquitos, it's a regular event for an area that doesn't have water. without good sanitation mosquito larvae can flourish. the disease causes high fever,
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flu-like symptoms and death in some areas. >> reporter: claudia tells us her 10-year-old son suffered from dengue had a high fever for four days and bled from the knows. soon residents may be able to factle dengue fever by downloading an app to their phones. researchers say that information is key to help the spread of dengue fever. this app could be a tool. when released it could make a difference in helping to fight the disease. >> the app encourages users to take pictures of areas where mosquitos may be breeding. when submitted the g.p.s. location is sent giving government workers an idea on where to concentrate spraying operations. the app's developer says it's a promising piece of technology.
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the application has great potentialment what we did is six, six in the sense that anyone can use it it can be intre grade with other health systems on a national and then international system. >> reporter: developers are working closely with researchers. it could help latin america's vulnerable. >> it's to do with climate and environmental conditions. most diseases are in areas of poverty, with poverty we have more dengue related problems. >> it's not a replacement for better living conditions and clean water supplies. it could help to control a disease blighting the lives of millions. >> greece says it will present a counterproposal to reach a deal with international lenders, sending a delegation to brussels to negotiate debt relief.
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the i.m.f. pulling out of talks. if greece doesn't pay, it will default. political analyst looks at what is at stake. >> the message was a message for both sides, for greece and european lenders. the european commission and bank. it was a message that gave new momentum to the negotiation. the i.m.f. stressed that the negotiating teams have to address two red lines for each side. a red line for the european side. this is a hair cut on the greek debt and a red line for the greek government side is the pension system for retired people. the amf is returning back to the negotiations from technical level in brussels and both sides, the institutions are forced to find the solution.
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because there is no plan b. there is no will to travel to unchartered waters in very very critical moment of international economy, especially when the north americans are trying to negotiate the treaty they are trying to find institutional reform. >> here is what is coming up on the newshour. sri lanka's government promises to address abuses during the war. many tamil people do not know what happened to lo once also ahead, black or white - a civil activist accused of lying about her racial identity.
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. >> here with the newshour here is a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. pakistan's army says 20 fighters have been killed in air strikes. it's part of an offensive launched last year. the world health organisation warns more people will be infected with middle eastern respiratory syndrome m.e.r.s. since the outbreak 138 cases have been confirmed. 14 have died. one gunman is vouched by police others at large in dallas after shots were fired at the police headquarters. take a look at the live scene from dallas. we are expecting a press conference to be given by the
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police chief david brown on more information on that incident. we'll cross to it when we see the police chief appear. we'll go to melissa chan, joining us from dallas to see if you have learnt anything in the past couple of hours on why this happened or why it took place? >> well, there is no motive. we don't know the reason for all of this. we know it happened about eight hours ago in dallas half past midnight. what happened is that multiple gunmen start to shoot at the police department in dallas and we understand that there was an armoured vehicle that rammed another police vehicles. they gave chase and are at a standoff. the swat team is speaking to this gunman and they are negotiating back apt the police department four or so suspicious bags were found, one had a pipe bomb. there's a total of two devices
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of some kind, that's where things stand now. >> we see behind you the police car. set the scene. tell us how people have been reacting. >> right now we are standing a couple of blocks from the police department. that's where the incident took place, the standoff is further down the road 10-15 miles or so. that's where things stand, and it looks like the press conference is about to start. let's take a look now. >> for the critical incident involving suspects one shooting at police headquarters being chased to a location at willow hutchins, since that time we want to update you on what transpired since then.
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4:30am our bomb robot picked up a bag, a suspicious package at police headquarters on 1400 south lam ark r. it con -- lamar. it contained pipe bombs, as the robot picked up the bag it exploded detonated. at 4: 45am at the location river hutchins where the suspect is parked our swat snipers shut out the engine block of the vehicle with 50 cal ber sniper rifle, disabling the van. at 4:38am a suspicious briefcase was reported in the dumpster of the north-east police substation. we dispatched bomb text to this
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location and it was cleared and was not a bomb. between 4:45 and 5am we began to call additional bomb tech resources from the fbi here in dallas and our a.t.f. partners here in dallas and we called state resource bomb techs for additional bomb technicians to report to this area. at 5:07am our swat snipers shot at the suspect in will ma hutchins through the front windshield - excuse me through the front windshield of the fan, striking the suspect. since that time we have sent
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the bomb tech robot that has a camera to try and confirm whether the suspect is deceased. because the suspect during negotiations expressed that the van he was travelling in was rigged with explosives, our officers are not approaching that vehicle, but instead our bomb technicians are deploying the robot and plan to dettanate specific areas around the van to ensure that it's not rigged to explode. so very a planned detonation occurring at that van in will ma
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hutchins, via bomb techs. the fbi has been called in to assist us in this very complex investigation. and they were relieved d p.d. resources if necessary. dtd is coordinating with maskeet bomb squads at the last known address of the suspect. we also are responding to a caller who called in to w f.a.a. disguising their voice and claiming to have a bomb. our detectives are at fwa headquarters trying to figure out ways to track that phone
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call. all of our seven patrol stations have been searched they have been cleared of any suspicious package at this time. police headquarters is now transitioning to a crime scene and we are partnering with crime scene techs from our staffing and we are reaching out for help to - for other crime scenes in the area, to help us collect evidence shell casings, some of the bomb detonation material. there's video images that are both online and there's cameras in the area that we are trying to achieve video images from, and we'll talk to witnesses. so there's a very complex crime
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scene at police headquarters. and soon, after the robot clears the van, and we are able to identify the deceased what we believe is the deceased in the van, crime scene will transition to wilma hutchins to collect evidence. just looking at and listening to our officers responding to the gunshot at hours, and the gunshots some say we are lucky, i believe we are blessed that officers survived the deal there were bullet holes in squad cars where officers were sitting. there are bullet holes in the front lobby where our staff was sitting. once that member walked away to get a coke. if they stayed there during the
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ordeal, they would have been shot we believe, and killed based on the trajectory of the bullets. looking at the front parts of headquarters there's bullets. there's a museum piece, a helicopter, and it's shot up. the second floor has bullet holes in it the information desk has bullet holes throughout. we believe that this suspect meant to kill officers and took time to discharge the weapon multiple times. when the van rammed the squad car, seconds saved their lives.
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if they stood still, they wouldn't have survived. we have been concerned with security measures we increased overtime by 300,000 dollars to make sure we had enough staffing at the front desk. this brings a completely new perspective on what fight need to happen to ensure that police officers and passer-bys people coming to and from the police facilities to seek out help get their reports. we need to rethink and re-look at security measures at all police facilities as a result of that incident and we'll do that in the coming days and weeks. with that i'll take questions. let's do to this way, you raise your hand i'll get to all of you, i'll work from rite right
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to left, so that's okay. you raised your hand sir. >> reporter: does it appear the suspect [ inaudible ] right now? >> as we mentioned initially at the first briefing, witnesses told our officers that there mite have been four suspects. what we believe to be true now is that this one suspect shot from different parts of the fronds of headquarters and witnesses may have seen different views of the same suspect shooting from various locations in front of headquarters. and so again, we are still in the early beginnings of our investigation, but this is our belief, one suspect shooting from different angles, different position making it appear depending where witnesses were standing, that it was multiple
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suspects. >> reporter: has this person been under the fbi or radar or to while? >> we are learning now, i'll reiterate what we learnt earlier, that there were three family violent cases against the suspect. and there apparently was a custody issue as a result of the family violence incidents involving the suspect. we had no other indication of this suspect threatening police officers or police facilities. there'd been expressions of threats towards the judges in the family violence cases. if gou online and look at social media -- go online and look at social media, concerning, but no indication that this would happen looking back now. hindsight is 2020, looking back at it we don't see an indication that he was planning this type
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of assault on a police facility. >> reporter: do we know ... that is david brown, the police chief in dallas texas, giving a press conference from city hall on the incident that took place about eight hours ago now, where shots were fired at the police headquarters in the u.s. city of dallas. that is in the state of texas in the u.s. and officer brown talking about the ongoing investigation, it seems, saying that the fbi has been called in to assist in what he's describing as a complex investigation saying the police had quarters in dallas and it was transitioned into a crime scene. crossing to melissa chan she is covering the story from dallas. you were listening in. sounds like it's an ongoing investigation and are trying to understand what happened and what the motive was from the suspect. >> absolutely.
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what is really interesting from the press conference is up until now the police have been informing us that there were multiple gunmen. that is something they were saying. they suspected there were as many as four gunmen involved. it looks like now - it looks like the latest is that there's one gunmen who may have been shot and may be dead. that's the suggestion and they cannot confirm this right now, because there are intimations - there were intimations and notions and communications with the gunmen that the van in question could have been booby trapped. it will probably take longer before we know the resolution to that stand off. that is ongoing. the police department further down the road transitioned to a crime scene which, on the one hand means the activity is no longer an ongoing activity location. all right. thank you melissa chan for that update from dallas.
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well, a woman who works in a prison in the u.s. appeared in court charged with helping two convicted killers escape in new york state. 51-year-old sewing instructor joyce mitchell pleaded not guilty. the convicts used power tools to get out of high security prison. the prison employee was charged with smuggling contraban into the facility and faces charges that could lead to a 12-year gaol term. a prominent civil rights activist has been accused of lying about her identity. she claims to be african-american, her own family says he's right. rob reynolds reports. >> a prominent activist has been >> rachel is the 37-year-old leader of the spokane washington chapter of the n.a.a.c.p. an african-american civil rights organization. she's been thrust into the spotlight by her parents, who
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told reporters that their daughter is not ethnically african-american. >> she knows it's false. i think she's told herself, as well as others, this erroneous identity of hers, enough that by now she may believe it's the truth. television "talking heads" pounced on the case. social media lit up. but many scholars that studied race and identity had a different reaction. >> so what. i mean, seriously, unless this woman has done something that is harmful and detrimental to her family and her community, from what i read about her, she is doing extraordinary things. by the way the n.a.a.c.p. was founded and run by whites and blacks. >> exactly why and when she
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decided to present herself as black is not known. she attended the historically black howard university on a scholarship, was married to an african-american man and teaches afrikaana studies at a local college. she listed herself as black on a job application. >> united states has a perverse relationship with race, it is so, so fraught. one of the things that this entire event does is expose how ludicrous the social phenomenon has been. it's had harmful effects, incredibly detrimental effects to our society. we make fun of it. we make light of it. and here is someone who exposes through her case, how situational, how contextual the notion of race can be and voluntary identity can be. >> reporter: the n.a.a.c.p. issued a state supporting her saying we respect her privacy in this matter. one's racial identity is not a
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qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for n.a.a.c.p. leadership s you are with al jazeera, we have the sports news coming up. and cuba preparing for a tourism boom.
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billion dollars. >> this is their dirty little secret. now, time for the sport. >> thank you very much. a croatian football federation had to apologise after a swastika pattern appeared on the pitch during a euro 2016
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qualifier. the design was visible during the first half of the game a game played behind closed doors following another racist incident with fans against italy. ground staff tried to fix it through the half time break. they could face a fine by f.i.f.a. >> i am appalled and hope someone protect the football team the group remains second. in the other matches, ois land leapfrogged the czech republic. netherlands won. wales lead group b. beating belgium, thanks to a
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first-half strike from gareth bale. mexico and chile were booed. callos came close to scoring. bolivians have not won is match in 18 years. world cup finalists begin their campaign on saturday taking on paraguay in group b. argentine coach led parr guy to the semi finals four years ago. it has the enviable tack of who to play up front. >> translation: the chosen number nine must have the same qualities that they have. they have several skills to start. the good thing about all this is one will play and will be 50%. any of the other two will be the other 50%. looks like i'm taking the
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decision as a joke. i'm not. it's hard, unfair one will be left out defending champions uruguay are in the group. jamaica is without louis suarez. due to his ban for biting. mexico has been invited to play in the copa there was a huge score line at the women's world cup, switzerland beating ecuador 10-1 equalling the event record. fabian scored the fastest hat-trick in tournament history, taking her five minutes to get three goals in vancouver. a treble was netted in the first final's victory. also on the score sheet ponz. despite a first ever world cup goal, she put two into her own net japan are the first through to the knockout staples, topping
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group c after recording a second win in a row. beating cameroon 2-1. the united states top of group d. despite being held to a goalless score. one fan was not too excited between australia and nigeria. she ended up seeing a couple. getting both in a 2-0 victory for australia, moving second. >> cricket and the windies resume on 143 for eight when day 3 of the second test against australia gets underway in al jazeera america day two dominated by the tourists. steven smith hit 199 as the aussies made 399. nathan lyons became the most prolific offspiner. windies trailed by 256 runs.
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>> i'm pretty proud. it's a big moment. as i keep saying i will always say, i'll look back at these things at the end of my career. i'm proud of the achievement. that's for sure. it's a big record to break. hopefully i can add to it and halfway stage. st. jude classic, maern leads. -- american leads. 9-under par. phil mickel son is 6 shots adrift and will look to win the u.s. open next week having been a runner-up there six times bubba watson is not playing in memphis, but is busy preparing for the u.s. open. look at this amazing putt. the american showing fine form on the greens ahead of a second major of the year. watson already has two augusta martin titles. putts like this may win the u.s. open.
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back to sport. more later thank you. latest reports from washington saying an announcement is expected next month to reopen the u.s. embassy in cuba. the fall follow the in famous bay of pigs relation it could mean a second invasion of the cuban coast. >> reporter: there are beaches like this across the caribbean, here nothing looks unusual. this is an infamous stretch of coast. it is a bay of pigs, emblazoned on cuban identity. >> in april 1961, mercenaries landed here aiming to reverse castro's ruling. it was a total failure. the invasion smashed. invaders surrender. it bolstered fidel castro's position and set the scope for
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-- scene for the cuban missile crisis. it's a victory marked across the island. signs of the intense animosity between the two countries litter cuba. this one says the first defeat of yankee imperialists. you have to wonder how this new relationship will develop. at the museum, tourists looked back on one invasion while the island braces for another. they reckon 2 million u.s. tourists will descend on the island as soon as the door is fully open. for those in the business, an immense opportunity arrives. >> the u.s.a. will be the first trading partner of cuba in the next 10 years when things get better. >> imagine not only a flood of american tourists, but american investment in the tourist infrastructure, for example. we don't call them imperialists any more.
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it will be good not only for me, but the cuban economy. but it's a big challenge for cuban operators, tourist operators, we have to be ready. >> already, numbers of american tourists are picking up. coming in before things change. >> money rules, eventually i think it will be american. i don't think there's any way you can stop it, if the government joins. >> reporter: things moved slowly in the 54 years since the bay of pigs incident. now, suddenly, cuba has to work out how to defend its identity while embracing the benefits brought by a modern day american invasion. thank you for watching the newshour. we are back in a couple of minutes right here on al jazeera. i'll have a full bulletin of news ahead, all the top stories
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