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and the man who wants the world's first head transplant and the surgeon who says he can do it. >> a suspect has been shot after an attack on the police headquarters in the u.s. city of dallas. police saying that the shoot out began when an armored van pulled up to the building and someone inside open fired. initially police thought there were several gunmen involved, but the police now believe he was acting alone. the police later surrounded the van in a nearby parking lot and disabled it before targeting the suspect. >> at 5:07 a.m. our s.w.a.t. snipers shot at the suspect through the front windshield of
the van striking the suspect. isn't that time we have sent 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 traveling in was rigged with explosives our options are not approaching that vehicle, but instead our bomb technicians are deploying the robot and plan to detonate specific areas around the van to insure that it's not rigged to explode. >> cross over to melissa chan, who is with us in dallas, where
does the investigation stand as of now melissa? >> well, it's an ongoing scene with this vehicle that the suspect is in. that you were reporting earlier. there is the belief that the suspect could very well be dead, but they don't have a clear line of vision. what we understand right now is that they're trying to break that wind shield to get a good view of that front seat. that's number one. the other interesting thing is that over the course of the last ten hours this has been developing initially police believe that there were four gunmen as many as four gunmen. first it was multiple gunmen, but now they're warning that it is just one gunman that they're dealing with, and they should find that out pretty soon. it's an ongoing thing with this vehicle, that could be booby trapped. >> is this going to raise questions about the security measures that exist already at
the police headquarters and the surrounding area? >> absolutely. how many times do we hear something like the dallas police department has become a crime scene? that is really incredible. although having said that let's take a little bit of context. the police stand off do happen in the city not too frequently, but it does happen. it's not something that happens once in a blue moon but it is interesting because this time the crime scene is at the dallas police department. >> thank you very much for that update from dallas. military commanders say that they began a year ago targeting taliban fighters and other armed groups.
2763 fighters have been killed. and 347 soldiers and officers have within killed since then and 837 hide outside have been destroyed. they say they've changed their operation. >> i think most of waziristan has been cleared. it remains under partial control of the militants. and that there are some other militants that we side there and they have continued to completely clear the area. but the toughest area is the one that they're operating in the moment. this is the area that is the toughest nut to crack at the opening statement. but they have been successful, and we hope that in a move or
two they will be able to completely clear that area. pakistan has been very categorical now that it will not tolerate any other groups and especially the ones which are extremely against afghanistan. but at the same time i would say very honestly it has not been as harsh towards them because i think it has pushed them out rather than launch a military operation. because these groups will continue to have some sort of sway and it may not be too wise to engage with them mill taylorly. there has been a qualitative change as far as pakistan's position is concern. and with the waziristan government and the new military leadership sharif that are
committed to improving conditions with the taliban saying your enemy is our enemy. >> 10 fighters were reported killed in the gun battle which lasted several hours. more than five thousand are reported to have been killed so far this year. u.s. investigators say there has been a second breach related to government employees. >> 24 hours after the biggest federal employee union regarding last year's hack was far wider than let on, comes confirmation that there may have been a deeper breach. evidence that there was a
separate intrusion . >> information ranges from details from illness drug and alcohol abuse and the apparent breach could add up to 14 million federal records being compromised. on thursday the american federation of government employees wrote to the administration accusing the government of hiding behind the ongoing criminal investigation but earnest was adamant that it was a big task. >> it does require the federal
government to be nimble. something that is difficult when you're talking about an organization that it is wide. >> the personnel file was the target of theed database and that the hackers are now in possession of all personnel data every federal employee file. it spread to capitol hill over to blame for the hack. reid saying openly for the first time that it may have been the chinese. >> the "world health organization" is warning more people being affected by mers
last month, 138 cases have been confirmed and 1 14 people have died. >> at this mark in seoul, they brought out the big guns. they've repeatedly called for gun but the fear of contamination spreads and few are listening. >> sales have dropped by 40% to 50%. nobody is walking around, and kids are hiding at home these days. >> the number of people have gone down significantly. i hope the situation is solved soon so our business can grow again. >> on friday the south korea president along with a team from the "world health organization" which later gave this warning. >> the outbreak has beenage and is complex. more case it's should be
anticipate: and because of this the government should remain vigilant and should continue it's intensifyied disease prevail prevailens. >> more schools have been shot as a precaution. more than 3,000 have now closed their doors. the outbreak was coming under control with four new cases reported on friday. but the announcement of of the ambulance driver, seoul is bracing itself. the central bank cut the interest rate to unprecedented 1.5%. for now the priority remains containing the spread of the virus. the next few days could be crucial. >> the "world health organization" spokesperson said
that efforts to combat the spread of the virus are encouraging. >> we're pleased they've asked us to come in and help out in sharing information. thisand we really need to share with the experience that we have. they're looking for health and support and that's the best way forward to combat any virus. this is mirroring previous outbreaks, we know that we can stop the outbreak. in order for the prevention measures to have their full impact it will take some time. this was a new virus for the country. it is a complex it is a
complex, complex outbreak. however, we're confident that yes there will be some more cases until full measures are having an impact, but ultimately this will bring an end to the outbreak. >> sri lanka's government has promised to investigate after the war. main say they still don't know what happened to their loved ones. that's coming up on the news hour. and calling for the nighttime curfew to be lifted. and in sport, trouble again. >> so indonesia said that australia would have stooped to a new low if allegations that it
paid people smugglers to turn back are found to be true. >> it was told that it would return the people on board in return for $5,000 paid to each person. >> tony abbott has neither confirmed nor denied the reports. when asked both boats have been stopped by hook or by crook. but he did not say if the allegations were true. >> the islands of tie lapped's west coast are exquisite, but this is no joy flight. the captain is flying a team out over the sea looking for boats of trafficking migrants.
in mid-may thailand was criticized for pushing back boats of rohingya. they would not let them and on shower. air patrols have started, and they're ready to accommodate any migrants found. when boats of bess operate migrants were found there were thousand more migrants still floating out there but thailand's navy has been sending two helicopters like this every day since and so far they have not found any other vessels. at least not ones with migrants visible on deck. this is a busy sea and each fishing boat is checked. an impossible task.
>> if there are migrants out there, as the rumors suggest if they come through thai waters we'll find them. but so far we haven't seen anybody. >> for now at a women's shelter this woman said that she was tricked in into leaving her children in myanmar and getting on a boat for work. in fact, she was kidnapped. after five weeks at sea she was held for a ransom she could not pay. some people died there but she managed to escape. >> my experience in myanmar my journey on the boat, and at the jungle camp were horrific. for the first time in my life i feel like i'm a fry person. >> june marks the start of the stormy sea here. that may be why fewer boats are taking to the sea but some are
in place if boats start coming again for desperate humans it now has a humane response. >> on sunday we'll continue our coverage of migrants out of asia. that's on sunday right here on al jazeera. women in tunisia are protesting against the partial curfew imposed earlier this month. under a new rule women working in certain industries must go home by 11:00 p.m. the government said it wants to protect them from harassment. >> on parole in aceh. the only area in indonesia that has adapted the islamic law. women must may not be outdoors
without their husband after 9:00 p.m. these patrols have become a common sight when islamic law was introduced in 2001. violators can be punished by caning in public. for the mayor existing regulations did not go far enough. they have now >> after 11:00 p.m. places of entertainment are kuwait dangerous. there are many problems. we've adapted the islamic law so we need to implement it. if women working later than 11:00 p.m. it's not effective. but that time women should be able to rest. >> this woman works as a cashier can't afford to rest at night as many women she needs to do night shifts to earn money for
her family and support her parents. >> i'm trying to make a living and i had a decent job. i think the government should look at what we're doing and what kind of work we do. >> despite the risk of being caught by the sharia law police, she said she's in no position to give up her night shift. according to the new regulations her employer could lose his license if she works beyond 11:00 p.m. >> the islamic law was introduced 14 years ago and since then the main part have been women. they've been punished for wearing the wrong clothes and now they can't work at night. advocating for women's rights with islamic law. they say because regulation has been issued in the name of religious only a few women openly dare to protest. >> this regulation has to be withdrawn.
the national government should be informed about this. this is against our constitution. don't let this happen because it could be implemented in other parts of the country as well, all in the name of islamic law which is a completely wrong interpretation. >> government ministers say they want to review the regulations in aceh. while they have autonomy laws and regulations can contradict the country's constitution. >> i will coordinate this to review this regulation. many are affected by it because they work at night. we need to review this, and we'll discuss this with the minister because this is not the only regulation violated. >> nearly midnight, not all women are obeying the mayor's regulation. most cafes are now filled with men only. many women are hoping that the
government in jakarta will reverse the mayor's decision and allow them to work and move around at night like they used to. >> so hillary clinton is holding her first major rally since announcing she's running for president. she's keen to show that she's in touch with voters. >> since announcing her campaign eight weeks ago. >> i'm getting ready to do something, too. i'm running for president. >> hillary clinton has been traveling across the united states work to convince ordinary americans that despite her years in the white house and later as a senator she still understands the struggles of working class america. >> we have to stand up to the people who want to keep the decks stacked in favor of those at the top. >> but clinton is having a tough time convincing voters she isn't
part of the upper class she's singling out. after it was revealled that hillary and her husband have collected more than $25 million in speaking fees and book deals since just last year. there are criticisms, too about the foreign donations by the clinton foundation. lingering questions about security failures in bengahzi libya that led to the deaths of four americans. clinton has admitted that she made a mistake using a private e-mail account for some of her government work. >> there are two things that are the i want of the realm for the president to have. one is likability. and two is trust. we're seeing she has a huge deficit beyond her base of trust and likeability. >> despite her celebrity clinton's trust factor is a challenge her campaign
recognizes. so it's reaching out through social media to attract new and younger voters who may be less familiar with the scandals of the past and more accepting of the candidates of the present. but her videos where she appears mostly alone shows an image problem and aloofness away from the grassroots support she seeks. >> is it moving their hearts. is it inspiring them to be part of her campaign? do they actually see her as someone who will be there? >> clinton's approval rate something at a low not seen in years. that's why in recent weeks the clinton campaign has been focusing on the candidate's softer side, leading small groups around the country to rekindle interest in a familiar candidate still struggling to shed her controversial image. we'll take you to that rally
that is going on right now that hillary clinton is holding in new york. crossing over to kimberly halkett, who is there to tell us what clinton is expected to talk about kimberly. >> well, we expect that you can see the crowd behind me forming thousands are coming out to this park to hear what is going to be the most ambitious rally yet since hillary clinton announced her candidatecy april. she'll outline anything like reforming the immigration system in the united states. the voting system for united states. and equal pay for men and women. these are economic issues that she's expected to touch on. >> how do you think those messages are going to be received? >> well, as you heard in my report obviously hillary clinton has a trust factor that she needs to overcome.
there have been recent scandals that have affected the former first lady. but it's really decades of scandals that have touched the clintons even from the time that president clinton was governor in arkansas. there is an issue of trust that she'll have to overcome, something that she said she's ready to overcome. she will show that she has been a tenacious fighter for decades. something that she said if elected to the white house she'll continue to do for all americans. >> and the significance of the locations of her speeches? >> yes we're on roosevelt island. this is particularly important to hillary clinton. this was the site carefully selected. she's long a fan of eleanor roosevelt as well as president franklin roosevelt.
this is roosevelt island. hillary clinton will compare many of her policies to the policies of so many decades ago saying that the economic recovery has eclipsed many americans. these are issues that she will fight for. >> all right thank you very much for the time being. here in the news hour and still ahead, black or white an american civil rights activist is accused of lying about her racial identity. and cuba prepares for a tourism boom. and preparing for the next u.s. open.
a gunman suspected of of attacks have been shot by police. the "world health organization" is warning of more people being infected with middle east respiratory system or mers. 138 cases have been confirmed and 14 people have died. now the u.s. has sent military advisers to iraq but has ruled out deploying combat forces. but there are a few soldiers who feel they should be on the ground fighting against the islamic state in iraq and the levant. >> they once fought in iraq. years later they are back. but this time they're here on
their own. these men used to be in the u.s. military. a few months ago they came to the north of the country as volunteers to help iraq's kurds fight the islamic state in iraq and the levant. and they brought their experience with them. >> so you can guarantee that this field is laden with ideas. they utilize ghosts a lot what we call ghosts, hidden snipers. they could be in the trees or in the bushes. >> they are a small unit but the kurds here have welcomed any help they can get. and that is what these former soldiers say they want to do. >> i just thought it was the right thing to do. i saw a lot of the atrocities happening villa the news, the beheadings and slave trade. i found a group that would help facilitate the travel that's the group that i used to get
here. >> since they've arrived they've come face to face with their new enemy and have described what they describe as a deadly armed force. >> they have a lot of volunteers from other countries volunteers with prior military service they understand battlefield tactics. >> they say the arms they carry are good for urban warfare, not for a battlefield like this one where it is open terrain. >> this is realisticcally good for up to 200 meters. this is good up to four if you get a nice one. >> the volunteers only operate in southern kirkuk. this sector is controlled by kurdistan, one of the two kurdish parties in northern iraq. the american volunteers are not welcomed on front lines. this does not concern these men.
they say it has nothing to do with politics or money. they say it is not an on. they say it is a duty. now they say this is a danger to the world not just iraq. the u.s. has been bombing isil from the skies. it has ruled out deploying combat forces. the americans on the ground do not represent their government, but they say their presence is a message that troops are needed if this war is to be won. al jazeera southern kirkuk. >> it's been five months since guantanamo bay detain detainees have been moved from cube. there are still 116 people being held. in egypt, 23 men have been
jailed for 14 years over the killing of four shiite muslims. they include a cleric when they stormed a house. they had been angered by a shia religious ceremony in mainly sunni egypt. they were ause cued accused of setting fire to a house two years ago. there were reports that tariq aziz remains had been snatched. his body has been flown to his family in jordan. a group of tunisian staff were reported to be in good condition. armed gunmen had stormed the office in tripoli and were
holding their staff. they were all said to be well despite the circumstances. tunisia is one of a few countries . >> the other side would commit itself to the previous framework we have agreed upon we can reach an agreement quickly. but if they want to continue bargaining this will lead to more pro cass tin nation. >> figures on the number of tableties fatalityies vary.
estties of civilian cables range between 6500 to 20,000. many believe the total cost is at $200 billion. well during the election campaign the new president promised to investigate allegations of war crimes and human rights abuses. five months later families of those dead and missing say they're still waiting for answers. >> this woman lost two sons during the war, a third is missing. and she has yet to find him. >> i lost my reason to live in
the last stages of the war when my youngest son went missing. i'm just a shell now. the need to see my son is what is keeping me alive. >> she told al jazeera that speaking out landed her in prison for a year. she's now setting up home again and get her 13-year-old daughter out of an orphanage. this woman also lost three grown children. her son-in-law was a member of the tamil tigers. she said he handed himself in to the military at the end of the war with her daughter and two grandchildren. they have not been seen since. >> this government must tell us where they are. they surrendered to the military. i believe they're being held somewhere and we must be told the details. >> six years on, the need to know has not faded. >> some were abducted. others went missing during the chaos of fighting. and after three busloads of tiger fighters are reported to
have surrendered to the army at the end of the war. knowing what happened to their loved ones, whether they're alive or dead is vital for people here. experts say it's an essential part of the healing process. >> the professor has worked among war survivors for more than 20 years. he says finding out the truth is important. >> you need a kind of culture that is disturbing. it is part of the healing process. i think that is right. >> they've worked with groups. one that has shown to be sensitive to the needs of the tamil people have sparked hope.
al jazeera industry lan can. sri lanka. >> there is nothing we've seen in terms of looking at the past violation. the president himself has promised to look at what happened during the war. not just the last stage of the war but looking at several decades of fighting. what the president said a few weeks ago is that they would be in place in june. we are here to see what this is, but we open that this process of true justice accountability will happen soon. but happening soon in a conservative matter that sri lanka should be part of that
process. one of the changes with this government is that it's engagement with the international community as well as the united nations. the working group on disappearances is supposed to come in early august. and hopefully this happens. it's a very important issue to address. there is a present suspicion looking for missing concerns persons, which has received 21,000 complaints. it shows the scale of the problem, but we say there has to be an independent investigation coming in to sri lanka. >> zimbabwe's president has taken center stage and he has
aused foreign interests for exploiting the continent's rich resources. >> the economic development is cooperation. they spoke at the meeting earlier in the day saying that there should be an end to the export of raw materials in africa. >> poverty and diseases continue to wreak havoc on the african continent. natural resources are being exploited and e ported in their role in semi processed form. africa resources have beenish
nateed elsewhere outside of the continent. immensely benefiting those countries while african people continue to be impoverished. >> what continues to be a theme at this summit is the idea of african solutions for african problems. the africa union security council will be meeting to discuss the conflict and inability in the south sudan. they're also looking at continuing agendas around the economy, and they will be meeting on monday as well to discuss further the idea behind integration across the continent in an continental trade pack that is meant to trade with countries, lower trade barriers and encourage growth and simulation of the economy across the continent. >> well, mexico's supreme court has ruled that it's
unconstitutional to bar same-sex marriage. it is legal in some parts including mexico city. under the new ruling to have their marriages recognized. a woman is charged with helping two convicted killers escape in new york state. 51-year-old sewing instructor has pleaded not guilty. the conflicts used power tools to get out of a prison last weekend. the prison employee has been accused of smalling contraband into the facility. she faces charges that could lead to a seven-year jail term. a civil rights activist has been accused of lying about her racial identity. she claims to be african-american. but her own family says she's white.
>> rachel dolezole is the spokane, washington, naacp. her parents have said that their daughter is not ethnically african-american. >> i think she told herself as well as others this error thousand idea of hers. by now she may believe it more than she believes the truth. >> television talking heads pounced on the case and social media networks lit up. but many scholar who is study race and identity in america had a somewhat different reaction. >> so what? i mean, seriously. is unless this woman has done something that is harmful and detrimental, from what i read, she's done extraordinary things. by the way the naacp was
founded and run by whites and blacks. >> why she decideed to present herself as black is unknown. she handed howard and once married to an african-american man and teaches africana studies studies. >> i think the united states has a perverse relationship with race. race is so, so fraught in this country. one of the things that this entire event does is exposes our ludicrous are the social phenomenon it's been. it has had harmful effects. we make fun of it. we make light of it. here is someone who exposes to her case just how situational how contactual the notion of race can be, how voluntary
identity can be. >> supporting dolezal saying we respect her privacy in this matter. once racial identity is not a qualifying criteria or disqualifying standard for naacp leadership. >> the latest reports say that repaired relations could mean a second invasion of the cuban coast. >> there are beaches like this one. but this is an infamous stretch of coast. it is the bay of pigs. the name emblazoned on cuban identity. in 1961 mercenaries backed by
the cia made landfall here aim to go reverse castro's revolution. it was a total failure. the invasion smashed the invade invaders surrender, read the papers. it bolstered fidel castro's position. and it was a history marked across the island. science of the tense animosity between the two countries just littered cuba. this one said the first great defeat of a yankee imperialist in latin america. you really do have to wonder how this new relationship is going to develop. tourists look back on one invasion while the island braces for another. they reckon 2 million americans will come in to the island as soon as the door is open. an immense business opportunity has arrived.
>> the u.s. will be the first trader funding in when things get better. not only just american tourists but american investment. >> it will be good for the me, it will be good for the cuban economy. we have to be ready. >> already american tourists are coming in before things change. >> money will rule. eventually i think it will be americanized. i don't think there is any way to stop it in in the governments join. >> now suddenly cuba has to work out how to defend its identity while embracing the benefits
wrought with a modern day american invasion. nick clark cuba. >> still to come in the news hour we'll tell you how this man, right there could save his life and make medical history by volunteering for a groundbreaking operation. and coming up in sport it's a record-breaking day in canada. we'll tell you why in just a moment.
head transplant. he already has his first volunteer. >> valerie suffers from a muscle wasting disease. he wants to save his life and make medical history by becoming the first person to undergo a human head transplant. >> it will be good. i think i will get rid of the limits which i have today and i will be more independent and this will much improve my life. >> the surgeon wants to transplant his head on to another body in two years. he's come to a medical conference in the u.s. city of annapolis and maryland to ask american scientists for help in turning theory into practice. >> i made the announcement only when i was sure i could do it.
>> of course there are marginal issues. i cannot deny that. >> it all depends on how long the body can live without oxygen oxygen. the spinal cords will be severed and the donors heads will be moved on the donor body. the muscles will then be stitched together. the patient will be kept in a coma to prevent movement. he has been condemned by some doctors as a hoax. >> you know, there is criticism for the first heart transplant as well. and now it's commonplace. >> he says he may struggle to get ethical approval to carry out the operation in the west. the implications are enormous,
so are the challenges. but the same could be seen of past operations that have pushed the boundaries of science. al jazeera. >> let's get an update on this sports news now. >> thank you very much. the football federation has had to apologize after a swastica pattern was visible on the pitch. the match had been played behind closed doors because of another incident involved with fans. croatia could now face further punishment by uefa. they are now 1-1. >> i'm appalled. i can see the disciplinary in geneva. i feel terrible about it. i demand that someone protect the croatian football team, the city and football itself.
>> well, there are eight euro qualifiers on saturday. >> poland are leading the way with germany taking on gibraltar and ireland will take on scotland. in group i leaders portugal will take on armenia. now mexico and bolivia were booed by fans following the copa america in chile. they came close to scoring for bolivia but hit the post. they have not won a match in copa america in 18 years. argentina will make on paraguay in group b.
they'll decide who will play out in front of messi. >> the chosen number nine must have the same qualities. they all have several skills to start. the good thing about all this is that one won't play. and will be 50%. it looks like i'm taking this decision as a joke, but i'm not. it's hard, i'm fair, but one will be left out. >> thethey'll play jamaica in that opener. jamaica along with mexico has been invited to play at this year's copa america before taking part of the concacaf world cup next month. now to the women's world cup. switzerland beat ecuador 6-1.
they had the fastest hat trick in history for the swiss. it took five minutes to get her goals in vancouver. netting a treble in the country's final victory in group c. they also got on the score sheet three times despite being the first-ever world cup goal. she put two on net. canada are the first team to the knock out stages. 2-1, in vancouver. one fan did not appear to be too excited ahead of the other group. that was the game between nigeria and australia. >> day three of the second test match under way in jamaica, they have reached a very rapid half
century, but they're still struggling. in golf, leading at the halfway stage in memphis the american is nine under par and has one-stroke lead over austin cook. they have six shots off the pace. the five-time major winner will be trying to win the u.s. open next week after being a runner up six times. bubba watson is not playing in memphis. he's preparing for the u.s. open in his own way. look at this incredible put. the american showing fine form on the greens. he already has two masters to his name, and he continues to put like this. he could add an u.s. open to that list. >> not too bad at all. thank you very much. thanks for watching the news hour on al jazeera. we have another full bulletin of news coming your way.