narrowly missed their home. emotions ran deep. >> it's rough. of course my family is very important. i have to make sure that everybody is safe and everybody is sound. >> reporter: down the road this yard has turned into a small lake. >> we could probably go fishing here. it's never this high. >> reporter: it's nowhere near the devastation striking central texas three weeks ago, dozens of homes flooded. more than a dozen people died during the round of memorial day storms. this time no lives have been lost but texas governor grech abbott warned resident to continue to be village leapt. >> this event is not over. there'll be a lot of rain fall still coming. there'll be potential tornados people need to be on the alert about the possibility of rising water. people, please do not drive into riding water. >> advice well taken by residents hope thatting it's over. >> we don't know what it will do
through the night. hopefully it will not be as bad as it has been. >> the majority of you is very clear, people want to have universal suffrage and exercise their democratic right to elect in 2018. >> protestors say i have the didn't go far enough. we have more. >> the cleanup is beginning here outside the legislative assembly, the number of protestors beginning to thin out. it's been a good day for the pro democracy groups. they have ensured that a government proposal to broaden democratic reform here in hong kong would not pass and has not
passed. in a sense, of course, there is an irony to have democrats who spent their lives their careers calling for more democracy in hong kong voting down a proposal to do just that, but they say they had to, because what was offered was in a sense a fake democracy. it all ended very quickly and very chaotically. >> in his annual message to the world's 1.2 billion catholics, the pope is calling for quick action to reign in climate change. he said claims change is mostly man made and hurts the poor the most. he called earth our common home and described what he called short sighted politics that
stymed action. that has plunged the catholics church into controversy. >> jeb bush, a catholic declared his independence. >> i don't get economic policy from my bishops or cardinals or my pope, and i'd like to see what he says as it relates to climate change and how that connects to these broader deeper issues before i pass judgment. >> pope francis supports established science that burning fossil fuels are warming the planet. the pope also believes global warming poses a grave threat to the world's poor. the pope's teaching could put
some catholics in an awkward position. particularly these five were prepare to go seek the presidential nomination. each criticized efforts to politicize the burning of fossil fuels. bush and rubio last year a massive scientific study said miami was most vulnerable to damage from human caused global warning. rubio has said he does not believe human activity is causing climate change and argued that capping emissions would be a mistake. >> i can tell you with certainty, it would have a devastating impact on our economy. >> at his presidential campaign announcement. >> ladies and gentlemen, this is a piece of coal. >> former president candidate rick santorum discussed loyalty
to fossil fuels and dismissed the pope with this. >> the church has gotten it wrong a few times on science and i think we are probably better off leaving science to the scientists and focusing on what we're really good at, which is theology and morality. >> before joining the seminary, pope francis actually did study science. he got a master's degree in chemistry. given the pope's immense popularity now political strategists say the capped dates are wise to pay homage as jeb bush just did. >> he's pulling people back into the faith all of which i am a converted catholic of 25 years now, i think is really cool. >> it is a clear indication that the climate change debate is becoming high octane. >> i think religion out to be making us better at people and
less getting into the political realm. i'm a little skeptical about this. >> that skepticism is throughout the gop so opposing the pope on climate change is unlikely to matter in the race for the republican nomination. the general election, though, could be another story given that a majority of americans even before the pope weighs in consider claims change a threat. date shuster, al jazeera. >> stay with us. coming up, we'll have more on the latest out of charleston, south carolina this morning. also the deadline is approaching for undocumented migrants in the united states. we'll tell you what this legal limbo will actually mean on the ground for thousands of people living on american soil. stay tuned.
41-year-old married father of two was also a democratic state senator who campaigned for police body cameras. police summoned the immediate that to pass out this wanted poster seeking the public's health in finding the main suspect. they describe him as a younger white male, 5'9" with a slender build. >> he has on a very distinctive sweatshirt that has markings. i would point out that the vehicle that you'll see has a very distinctive front license plate. >> officials left no doubt they consider this a hate crime. >> the only reason someone could walk into church and shoot people operating is out of hate. the only reason. >> overnight officers blocked streets and warned people to stay indoors or away from the downtown area as the search for the shooter went on by ground and by air. >> these people were in church. they were in church!
and they violated the sanctity of that. >> they had no doubt race played a role in this tragedy. >> well, it's obvious. >> it's obvious that it's race. what else could it be? you got a white guy going into an african-american church. that's choice. >> despite their beliefs of a racial motivation in this shooting, those same pastors urged you are calm today. the area is still raw after the shooting by a police officer of unarmed arthur scott. there will be a prayer vigil held. >> hard morning, thank you so much, wee appreciate it. >> more and more people are fleeing conflict around the world from bolt war and poverty. the u.n. human rights commission director says there are
59.5 million refugees globally, up from 51.2 million the previous year, marking a 16% increase. >> it is a completely chaotic situation. the result is the staggering escalation of displacement, the human suffering because each displaced person is a tragic story. many are suffering forced to three and many are trapped by conflict in their own villages or communities. >> syrian refugees are trying to return to their home from turkey. isil says it is responsible for car bomb explosions ins yemen. you can see smoke going up into the sky where at least 50 people were killed or injured after
bombs went off near mosques in the houthi stronghold of sanna. we have more from geneva where talks are being held. >> car bombs hit a houthi stronghold in the yemeni capital on the outskirts of sanna, one of the houthi headquarters is there. this isn't the only attack targeting the houthis since they took over sanna last year. in march the islamic state claimed responsibility for a string of attacks targets houthi mosques. more than 100 people were killed. these attacks come at a time when crucial talks to solve yemen's crisis are underway in geneva. the united nations has been urging the warring franciscos to agree on a humanitarian truce. each party has preconditions and there's been little or no
progress. the houthis and forces loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh say the saudi-led airstrikes must stop first. the government blames the houthis for the on going violence insisting they must stop shelling the cities. the saudi-led coalition say they will stop bombing the houthis and their allies once they pull out from the cities they control. in the meantime, the united nations envoy is on the offensive. he has only a few days left to sol vantage a deal. if yemen's rivals fail to make progress fighting will continue and the humanitarian crisis will get worse with every passing day. it might pressure more the parties in geneva to solve yemen's crisis or face more
instability that might play into the hands of groups like al-qaeda or the islamic state who might take advantage of the political vacuum and expand. al jazeera geneva. >> european finance minutes are gathering in luxembourg for a meetings seen as one of the last chance for greece to strike a cash for reform deal with european creditors. patricia sabga joins us with more. >> it smacks of stalemate. this drama has involved five months of negotiations and finger pointing over who's to blame for the impasse. german chancellor angela merkel said she was convince add deal could be struck with greece to free $8 billion of bailout funds needed to pay a bill due at the end of this month. anti austerity demonstrators
took to the streets in athens, urging their government to hold the line on new pension cuts and tax hikes europe is demanding in exchange for a deal. the demonstrations came the same tape as greece's central bank urged alexis tsipras to accept a deal warning grease could crash out of the european union. >> the uncertainty has hammered greek markets this week. the fallout of a greek debt default could stretch beyond greece and europe, a point underscored yesterday by fed chair janet yellen warning the global economy could experience significant disruptions if a deal is not reached. >> coming up, an approaching
charleston, south carolina during bible study. he was described as a young white man in his early wednesdays who was actually in the church and stayed for the prayer meeting for an hour before he opened fire. >> a new report shows samsung devices are vulnerable to a security breach. samsung officials say a keyboard glitch allows hacker to say seize control of the entire device including intercepting incoming and outgoing calls and text messages. >> italian authorities have broken up an international drug trafficking ring. with help from the u.s. and spanish police dozens were arrested in that peaced four tons of pure cocaine. that's about $1.2 billion worth. italy understands the drugs came from the rebel group the farc. >> tens of thousands born in the dominican republic could be deported to haiti.
actually born in the dominican republic, they are now targeted after authorities announced they will resume deporting non-citizens. today was the deadline for migrants to register their official documents. they must show they've been in the country since before october, 2011 in order to qualify for legal residency. >> the deadline is approaching for undocumented migrants living here in the united states. the justice department and lawyers representing families held in immigration detention centers all across the country have until friday to reach agreement. that leaves thousands of people in legal limbo. we have more. >> >> i thought they would give me asylum quickly and i would soon leave with my family. >> gladys wanted to safe her daughter from the violence of native honduras. they kidnapped her as a toddler forcing her to come up with a
$5,000 ransom, but her dreams stalled as soon as they crossed the u.s. border. they were placed in a detention center where 3-year-old catherine started vomiting up blood. >> when i brought her to the medical staff they did nothing more than clean her ump and tell me to give her sufficient water and make sure she gets enough rest. >> how long did it take to see a doctor? >> four days. they didn't pay attention until at last when she started to look very bad without color pale, not eating that they sent her to a doctor in the hospital. >> the incident took place here in rural pennsylvania. this is one of three facilities where undocumented families wait for an immigration judge to rule on their cases. some have been detained for more than a year. immigration advocates say that undocumented children and their parents used to be released on bond after a short time, but
following last summer's wave of unaccompanied minors, the u.s. government changed its policy and started to detain entire families for extended periods. >> we have to put in place and i think we're doing this, a number of deterrent factors increased housing to detain parents duties who come to this country with their children, expedited removals. if an adult is apprehended at the border and they brought their children with them, they are a priority for removal and we are building additional space to hold them so they can be returned quickly. >> this is the most disturbing experience in my whole life. >> this man spent five months at burkes county with his daughter before granted asylum. >> 90% of from central american, 90% are women with little kids, like two years old 1-year-old. anybody who goes to that place
and look in the eyes of those case, he would like them to go out. the next day. the same day. because a kid should not live in a prison for a single hour. it's unjust, cruel and unreasonable. >> al jazeera. >> staying on immigration, he was adopted by an american couple from south korea at just three years old. now at age 40, he can be deported. we'll tell you why. stay tuned.
he is pictured there and stayed at the church at a prayer meeting before opening fire. >> he was adopted from south korea at three years old but at age 40 now could be deported. an immigration court could decide today on the his fate. >> he is stuck in limbo with a growing family and clouded future. he was born in korea raised in the united states and considers himself an american, but the u.s. government doesn't agree. >> i didn't ask to come here. somebody took me as a child sent me to this country and failed neglected to finalize the adoption through the naturalization process. >> he was three when his mother dropped him and his sister off at this orphanage his first stop on a long journey through american adoptive families. it was far from an idyllic
childhood. >> it was terror every day. >> one set of foster parents faced criminal charges for the way he and other kids in the home were treated. he grew up wild and was in and out of prison as a young man. his most recent time behind bars was for an assault on a former roommate in 2013. >> i won't say that i'm a guy who should be absolved of everything i've ever done. no. i'm responsible for those things and i did that time. i did those years. ok? i lost, and i learned. >> he also learned his criminal record could cost him and his new family. recent efforts to become a permanent u.s. resident trip add homeland security background investigation. immigrations officials tell the 40-year-old stay at home dad he could be deported because he has those felony convictions. they also say he's not an american citizen. >> nobody of made your citizenship official. >> no. >> the right family didn't,
adoption organizations didn't. nowhere along the line were you made a u.s. citizen. >> no. >> he is now fighting deportation in immigration court. >> even though i've made a lot of mistakes along the way and learned a lot of lessons, i am an american. i'm asking for leniency, for compassion i'm asking for common sense. >> is native country korea is also a foreign country to him. since he left as a child he's never been back. al jazeera vancouver washington. >> you can see alan's full report tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> thanks so much for joining us this morning. more in just two minutes with the fatal shooting on south carolina that happened in charleston. there is a huge manhunt underway for a gunman who entered an historic church and killed nine people. stay tuned. stephanie sy will be right back
depression bill leaves parts of oklahoma flooded out and several highways closed. >> stop, stop! >> on a collision course, the f.a.a. investigating the close call between planes at chicago's midway airport. this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. police in charleston, south carolina are on the hunt for a white man who shot and killed nine people inside a prominent black church including the pastor. the shooter sat with the prior group for an hour before he opened fire. the chief concluded law enforcement are treating this as a hate crime. john henry smith joins us with the latest. good morning. >> good morning. the church where the victims were shot he is generally considered the oldest black congregation in the deep south.
at the time of the shooting there was a prayer meeting in progress led by the church's pastor. he and eight others did not survive when the shooting began. >> advising of an active shooter. >> reports of gunfire at the emmanuel african episcopalian church. >> two victims were transported there was one victim that was transported and that individual is did he ceased, as well. >> confirmed among the dead is the church pastor. the 41-year-old married father of two was also a democratic state senator who campaigned for police body cameras. early this morning police summoned the media to pass out this wanted poster seeking help in finding the main suspect.
they describe him as a younger white male, 5'9" with a slender build. >> as you will see he has on a very distinctive sweatshirt that has markings, and i would point out that the vehicle you'll see has a very distinctive front license plate. officials left no doubt they consider this a hate crime. >> the only reason someone could walk into church and shoot people operating is out of hate. the only reason. >> overnight officers blocked off streets and warned people to stay indoors or away from the downtown area as the search for the shooter went on by ground and by air. >> these people were in church. they were in church! >> and they violated the sanctity of that. >> local pastors gathered in a prior circle down the street from the church. >> tell us what to do! >> they had no doubt that race played a role in this tragedy. >> well, it's obvious!
>> it's obvious! >> what else could it be? you got a white guy going into an african-american church. that's choice. >> those same pastors urged calm as police work to camp the killer. james johnson of the national action network has urged people to attend a noon prayer vigil to promote calm and demonstrate the shootings won't stop the city of charleston. >> the emmanuel african methodist episcopalian church opened in 1816 when african-american members of charleston's methodist episcopalian church formed their own congregation. six years later the church building was burned to the ground when a church founder was implicated in a slave revolt plot. martin luther king, jr. was
pictured there in 1963. >> the naacp was founded to fight against racial hatred and we are outraged that 106 years later, we are faced today with another mass hate crime. our heartfelt prayers and soul deep condolences go out to the families and community of the victims at charleston's historical manual ame church. we are joined from the pastor of a church just outside charleston in somerville. first, your reaction to the massacre last night. >> good morning, thank you for this opportunity. yes, last night, we were very shocked to hear about the tragedy of the shooting that took place last evening. mother manual church is such an influential church and senator
pick knee, the loss of the senator is great all the way up to somerville. >> i just went into some of the history of the church, but this represents a great deal, this church, to the african-american community there in charleston. >> you are absolutely right this church is the foundation to the african-american church, right there in the heart of charleston. i mean, there's countless things that this congregation has done to really impact the peace of the city. i mean, speaking of martin luther king, jr. just his presence there and his speeches has reverberated through the actions of this church, even up to this day and recently during the walter scott incident,
pastor held many vigils at his church so huge important church. >> walter sort, an african-american killed by a north charleston police officer who has been indicted in his death, how have race relations ben in the city of charleston since that shooting? >> we have worked together to fight the injustice and the racial discrimination. i believe in my heart along with many others that we have made progress. at the same time, there's still a lot of progress to make. we are diligently working together across all times of barriers. there's a new youth group that just launched called christ epidemic who has brought hundreds of young people together to break down these racial barriers, as well. i think we've made a lot of
progress and in spite of the tragedy last night, i believe that we'll together work in peace to overcome this and ensure that justice is served. >> tell us more about what you know about pastor pickney. >> he influenced all walks of life. he was able to bring people toping at a grassroots level and at the same time, in the position he held in the state and in the government was able to really bring all parties together. i think his legacy really speaks from himself his work speaks for himself. he's such a great man and it's such a tragic loss. i know some of his family personally and we're just really operating for those family members and all the family members who suffered loss.
he has done so many great things for the city, as well. >> he's been allege latelior in that state since his early 20's. thanks for joining us this morning. this is a story we will continue to follow on aljazeera america. >> thank you very much. >> this morning the search is resuming for a toddler who may have drowned in oklahoma. she and her father were caught in a rising creek when she was swept away. flash flood warnings are in place in numerous oklahoma counties. bill is reaching missouri now with the same strength. starting back on tuesday the storm inundated eastern texas with some places getting a foot of water. >> flooding streets and roadways filled the small texas town after tropical depression bill
passed through. the creek is normally dry. >> we experienced the last 24 hours nine and a half inches of rain in that short period of time. >> at least a foot and a half higher. the water has gone down tremendously. >> a lifelong resident rushed to his daughter's house to rescue her and her family from rising floodwaters. >> they had to evacuate? did they have to get out quickly? >> yes when i got here, i told my son-in-law, i said look at my running boards on my truck. they went in and got their clothes about 10 minutes come back. i said now look at the water. he said oh, god better hurry. >> he helped put the furniture on blocks. luckily the floodwaters narrowly missed their home but motions ran deep. >> it's rough. it means a lot to everybody. of course, my family's very important, so i got to make sure that everybody's safe and sound.
>> down the road, his yard has turned into a small lake. >> we could probably go fishing here. it's never the time. >> dozens of homes in texas were flooded, some washed away three weeks ago. a dozen people died during the memorial day storms. this time no lives were lost but texas governor warned everybody to continue to be vigilant. >> there will be a lot of rainfall that will still come. there could be some potential tornadoes. people need to be on the alert about the possibility of rising water. people please, do not drive into rising water. >> advice well taken by residents like this eugene who is hoping the worst is over. >> we don't know what it's going to do through the night. hopefully it is not going to be as bad as it has been. >> the faa is investigating a
near collision at chick's midway airport involving two planes filled with passengers on two runways. both pilots thought they were cleared for takeoff and started rolling down the runway at full take off speed towards each other. >> stop! stop! stop! >> from the transmission, it sounds like the plane's similar flight numbers may have created confusion. the controller warned the pilots of the potential error ahead of time. >> politicians in honk con failed to pass an election reform bill, giving the opportunity to elect the leader from a slate of candidates approved by beijing. pro democracy leaders voted it down, saying it didn't go far enough to steer the country away from beijing's single party state. why did this plan fail and what does it mean for hong kong's future? >> this has been a climax of a a
two year battle over these reforms. it was debated here in the legislative council in hong kong it's mini parliament. the governmented needed a two thirds majority. a number of the seats are pro government or pro establishment some appointed only some democratically elected but there were enough. a third of the seats said they would vote against these reforms and that has taken place. these reforms have now been thrown out and everybody waits to see what does happen. it's a period of relief that this battle has gone on for two years, disengagement and also a sense that both sides here have really verbally bludgeoned each other into a kind of stalemate. the government says we've spent enough time on these reforms. it's got other considerations such as the economy to tend to. the government said their fight will continue. they believe they can get negotiations directly with the government in beijing although
it has shown little sign that it is likely to make any kind of concessions. the democrats say this isn't a fight about this reform. their battle for democracy representation has gone on for decades even under british colonial rule and she have sworn that their fight will go on approximate. >> is there a chance that this vote is a catalyst for more street protests that we saw in the occupy central movement? >> everyone is concerned about what this will mean. this is a highly divisive issue passions run high. we have seen that it has led to violence in the street last year. to be honest, this was probably the least worst of all of the options. everybody here was fearing if these reforms had passed by just a few democratic lawmakers who had crossed over to the government side that there would be an angry backlash, possibly violence here with radical groups taking direct action,
even attacking this complex here. has to be said this evening things are peaceful here. the group is singing hymns and holding prayers in an evening prior vigil. democrats will argue that the political landscape changed. young people especially are prepared to take direct action now. we are seeing a number of events coming up where we are expecting to see whether those same young people who took direct action, occupation of the streets last year will do the same thing again. >> rob mcbride live in hong kong, thank you. >> pentagon officials defended the president's isil strategy wednesday. the defense secretary and joint chief chairman insisted there's no need to bow to critics and change course in iraq and syria. national security correspondent has the story. >> the chairman of the joint chiefs could not have been clearer about why he opposes putting more u.s. boots on the
ground in iraq to stiffen the spine of feckless iraqi forces. >> if their spine is not stiffened by the threat of isil and their way of life, nothing we do is going to stiffen their spine. >> defense secretary ash carter called the iraqi security forces like the fighters who fled ramadi a work in proceeding. >> the combination of disunity, deservers and so called ghost soldiers, who are paid on the books but don't show up or don't exist have greatly diminished their capacity. >> carter pointed to one recent battlefield gain, anti isil forces in syria retook a town near the turkey border, cutting off a supply line and slowing the foreign fighters along the route. committee members pointed out it was a triumph of kurdish peshmerga fighters who demonstrated prowess. >> the kurdish strategy seems to
be working. >> you're right committed capable, the kurdish forces are what we aspire to with respect to the iraqi security forces in general. >> with the progress against isil in iraq slow and uneven, house members were highly dubious of the upon the gone's stay the course mantra. >> are we winning? are we losing? is it a stalemate? is it a quagmire. >> if you're asking if the united states is winning that's not the question. >> that's what i'm asking. >> we are committed to fighting isil inside their sovereign territory. this is a far different approach than if we were to decide ourselves that it was our responsibility to defeat isil inside of iraq. >> dempsey was animate that the addition of u.s. spotters on the ground to coordinate airstrikes would change little, insisting that was not limiting u.s. and coalition airstrikes.
secretary carter indicated he might revisit the issue if iraq forces need closer air support in the future. as general dempsey summed it up, it's complicated. >> if you don't remember anything else said today i think you should remember that the strategy matches the complexity. this is not a simple environment in any sense of the word. >> jami macintyre, al jazeera the pentagon. >> isil claimed responsibility for car bomb explosions in yemen. >> at least 50 people were killed or injured after bombs went off near mosques and the houthi headquarters in the capital, sanna. in an on line statement isil called the explosions an act of revenge. >> federal transit authorities will inspect ventilation systems in rail companies around the
country. a train inside a washington tunnel was filled with smoke leading to a passenger's death. >> air b and b is fundraising. the final round would value it at $24 billion. >> former president george w. bush will receive the father of the year award in new york today. >> in today's digit albeit, aljazeera.com is looking at hundreds of thousands of people who may have been forced to leaf the dominican republic. the law is aimed at migrants, non-citizens must show they have been in the country since before october, 2011 to qualify for legal residency. may not have been waiting for days to get the necessary paperwork to stay. critics say the process is deliberately complex and really an effort to deport haitians. for more on this story go to aljazeera.com and click on international. >> called out at&t slapped with a massive sign accused of
from around the nation, a manhunt is on in south carolina and beyond for the gunman who opened fire on a church prayer group. nine people, including the church's pastor died in the attack. it happened at the historic manual a. and e church. he is a young white man in his early 20's. they say he is armed and dangerous. >> texas is set to execute a man convicted in a beating death the ninth inmate to be put to death in the state this year. the supreme court refused to review the case in october. no further appeals are pending. >> a friend who had dinner with the boston marathon bombers after the attack has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison. he was convicted of misleading investigators by deleting computer files after the attack. >> at&t, the second largest cell phone carrier is in big trouble with the government. the fcc hit them with a fine of
$100 million for improperly slowing down internet speeds for customers with those unlimited data plans. we have more details. >> it's called throttling. when at&t customers with unlimited data plans used a certain amount of data watching movies for downloading, the company deliberately throttled internet speeds to much slower than normal. >> the f.c.c. found that millions of customers have been affected, even though at&t started to phase out unlimited data plans after the iphones launched in 2000ing seven opinion many clients were grandfathered in into the so-called unlimited data plan. under net new at that time rules, the f.c.c. has slapped atna with a $100 million fine, the largest ever leveed by the agency. that money won't go to
consumers. fines are typically paid directly to the u.s. treasury. at&t says it will fight issuing a statement saying we will vigorously dispute the assertions and we have been fully transparent with our customers, providing notice in multiple ways and going well beyond the f.c.c.'s disclosure requirements. >> last october at&t's unlimited data plan landed the company in trouble with the federal trade commission. in 2014, they sued at&t for the same practice, sake the company engaged in deceptive advertising. that case, which alleges 3.5 million users had their internet service slowed down to dial up speeds on average of 12 days a month is still pending. >> meanwhile this fine is coming at an awkward time. at&t is trying to convince regulators to approve its
acquisition. >> that a glitch loupes samsung devices to be hacked. >> the state of california ruled in a labor department case that uber driver is a employee, not independent contractor. >> by making them employees or classifying them as employees it would raise their costs so as an employee, a driver would be entitled to all the benefits that regular employees full time employees or part time employees, depending on the state and the number of hours you drive would get. >> such benefits would include social security, workers compensation and unemployment
insurance. uber is appealing the ruling. the san francisco based company says it is non-binding and annual applies to that one driver. >> on the money beat, european finance ministers are in luxembourg for a meeting seen as one of the last chances for grease to strike a deal. we have more. patty, even before this meeting got got underway. greece's finance minister is saying deal is not likely. >> it's crunch time, and we're still in the stalemate. this has involved five months of negotiations, a sharp escalation in finger pointing over who's to blame for the impasse. today, germ chance angela merkel said she was still convince add deal could be struck between greece and creditors to unfreeze $8 billion in bailout funds athens needs to pay a bill due at the end of this month. anti austerity demonstrators
took to the streets of athens urging their government to hold the line on new pension cuts and tax hikes europe is demanding for a deal. the demonstrations came the same day as greece's central bank urged prime minister tsipras to accept the conditions, warning the country could crash out of the euro zone and possibly leave the european union. that is a chilling and unprecedented warning. there is no indication tsipras is going to bend to the demands. the uncertainty over these debt negotiations has hammered greek markets this week. the fallout of a default could stretch beyond greece and europe. fed chair janet yellen warned the global economy could experience significant disruptions if greece and its creditors fail to reach a deal. >> there is a big unknown if a deal is not reached.
now you see the division within the government of greece between the central bank and prime minister. >> all eyes are turning to next week. that is another meeting. this is e.u. leaders and really the feeling now is that you can't have finance ministers hammering out this deal. this is now the big boys and big women have to strike this deal. all eyes turning to next week. >> thank you. >> for the first time in more than a century a u.s. bill will have the face of a woman on it. a new $10 bill will be released in 2020. the face of alexander hamilton will be replaced to a woman. 2020 is the anniversary of women getting the right to vote in this country. >> pope france weighs in on climate change. asking the world's catholics to be morally responsible when it comes to our common home.
>> police do not know where a gunman is after he opened fire at emanuel african methodist episcopal church in south carolina. he was in the church and stayed for the player meeting for an hour before he opened fire. >> in oklahoma, a toddler may have drowned in a flood. she and her father were caught in a rising creek when she was swept away. flash flood warnings are still
in place in oklahoma and missouri. >> a close call at chicago's midway airport. a plane was cleared for take off on a runway last night. delta airlines flight 1328 also began rolling on an adjacent runway at full speed. the two could have collided. their similar flight numbers may have caused the confusion. >> in his annual message to catholics, pope francis is calling for swift action to reign in climate change, tweeting this morning we need a new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet. he said climate change is mostly man-made and hurts the poor the most. he called earth our common home and he decried what he called short-sighted politics that stymie climate action. the issue has plunged the church into controversy. it is the most divisive issue in
years. >> as pope francis prepares to ask governments around the world to cut the use of fossil fuels this week in new hampshire republican presidential candidate jeb bush, a catholic, declared his independence. >> i don't get economic policy from my bishops or my cardinals or from my pope, and i'd like to see what he says as it relates to climate change and how that connects to these broader deeper issues before i pass judgment. >> pope francis supports established science that burning fossil fuels are warming the planet. the pope also believes global warming poses a grave threat to the world's poor. the pope's teaching knowing as an encyclical has created captain recovers. the pressure may be especially intense for mr. bush.
a former florida governor and mark row rubio a former senator because last year a massive scientific study identified miami as most vulnerable to damage from human caused global warming. rubio has not commented yet on the pope's position. in the past, he has said he does not believe human activity is causing climate change. the senator has argued that capping emissions would be a mistake. >> i can tell you it would have a devastating impact on our economy. >> at his presidential campaign announcement. >> ladies and gentlemen, this is a piece of coal. >> former senator rick santorum if my showed loyalty to fossil fuels and dismissed the pope. >> the church has gotten it wrong a few times on science. we are better off leave science to the scientists and focusing on what we are really good at,
which is theology and morality. >> the pope actually did study science. he got a master's degree in chemistry. given the pope's immense popularity now political strategists say the candidates are wise to pay homage as jeb bush just did. >> he's drawing people back into the faith as a converted catholic now of 35 years i think is really cool. >> the candidate gave a clear indication that the u.s. climate change debate is becoming higher octane. >> i think region ought to be about making you guess better as people and less about things that end up getting into the political realm so i'm a little skeptical about this. >> that skepticism extends throughout the gop so opposing the pope on climate change is unlikely to matter for the represent nomination race. the general election could be
another story can be given has a majority of americans even before the pope weighs in already considers climate change a threat. david shuster, al jazeera. >> joining us this morning from washington john, good to see you. roman catholic the single largest demom nation in the u.s. a lot of people are asking what difference will this encyclical make? >> we will see a global response. this document is remarkable. it's going to make a lot of people uncomfortable particularly the political and economic elites who benefit from a status quo that pope francis says we need to change. >> in the encyclical, francis weighs in on renewable energy,
rejects the cap and trade system tackles consumption. some ask what does any of this have to do with christianity? >> the catholic church has a long tradition of grappling with what it refers to as creation care. for catholics this goes all the way back to genesis to the gift of creation. the pope is calling us to a profound rethinking of our relationship with the earth. there's just beautiful spiritual language in this document, where he talks about the earth is our common home, as our mother, our sister. he says in the first couple lines, the earth is crying out to us and we need to listen to that. there's a long history of theological reflection on this issue. i think it's important to note, this is also a bold call to action and it's a stinging rebuke to politicians who have not done enough to address this issue. the pope seems almost just shocked that we haven't addressed this issue and a deeper way. >> politics that intersected
with the catholic church in the united states. what would you expect to hear from leaders on this? >> this pope has been making theological and political conservatives very nervous because he is elevating issues of economic inequality, climate change, of how we deal with migrants as pro found and moral issues. in recent years it has been narrowly framed. jeb bush and people like him are shaking, because this pope is reminding him that the church has stood in recent years but reviving a more broader more expansive issue on issues. >> environmentalists have linked climate change to overpopulation. i did see the pope quoting a lot of science but isn't it
hypocritical for the head of the catholic church to preach about climate change when the search still bans the use of contraception. >> the church has history of bringing faith and reason together. most people don't know this, but the vatican has an astronomer, it has conferences all the time that bring together leading science activities and religious leaders to grapple with this issue. i think this is an invitation for dialogue. it again is a really stark challenge in a deep, fundamental way. whether you're liberal or conservative orr catholic or atheist, this pope is saying we share a common home and have a moral obligation to act. we can have difficult and specific debates about how we do that. what he is saying is we can't allow the status quo to exist. this is an urgent compelling moral issue. >> thanks for joining us this morning. >> it is estimated that more than 80% of the cocaine bound
for the u.s. passes through honduras. in may 2012, four were killed in an american operation. honduran police called it a success. paul beban learned that the department of justice is looking into the incident. this story contains graphic and disturbing material. >> on the night of may 11, 2012, a long and narrow riverboat was motoring up the river in the northeastern corner of honduras. the boat was headed for a jungle outpost. most of the 16 people onboard were simply on their way home, all of them were about to be caught in the crossfire of the war on drugs. remote and roadless, the area is a haven for cartels and traffickers. cocaine arrives on the coast by boat or by small plane landing on jungle air strips. clara wood and her 14-year-old son who had just finished be school for the summer were two
of the passengers. >> the shots began from above and i jumped up. i shouted out to god where is my son? he wasn't there in the front of the boat. no one was there. >> that night a d.e.a. and honduran anti drug team had tracked and seized a load of cocaine in another boat on the river, firing on the passenger bolt in the process. witnesses say after the honduran and u.s. team loaded the drug on to the helicopters they left without helping the injured. >> the americans went down to the river got the drugs and then took them out in the helicopter. they saw very well that they were leaving people dead. >> four passengers had been killed. emerson martinez, juana jackson and clara woods's 14-year-old son. >> they killed him like he was a dog. >> the d.e.a. tells a much
different version of how and why those four people died that night. we reached out to d.e.a. headquarters here in washington multiple times but our request for comment were never returned. >> the d.e.a. says someone on the boat was trying to get the drugs, and that they fired first on the d.e.a. and honduran team. survivors and victims families deny that and say no one on the boat even knew about the drugs. two honduran investigations acquitted all the honduran agents involved. the u.s. main that i understand that other than an internal d.e.a. inquiry it would conduct no investigation of its own. two years later in may 2014, the department of justice and state department finally launch add joint investigation. >> what happened is a wake up call for many here in america. >> in january 2013, congressman hank johnson of georgia wrote a
letter demanding answers from the d.e.a., a letter co-signed by 57 other representatives from both sides of the aisle. >> our war on drugs is a complete failure here at home and now we're starting to see the effect of that drug war south of our border and how it's negatively impacting honest, allow abiding citizens who have nothing told with the drug trade but yet get caught up in america's war on drugs. >> a d.e.a. surveillance plane actually captured the incident on video. that video has never been shown to the public. we spoke to one person who has seen it, a congressional staffer, who says the video is dark and murky too dark to confirm the d.e.a.'s version of events. back in may we also went to the state department to ask for an update on their investigation and were told they couldn't
comment. back to you. >> paul beban, thank you. >> a decision i guess due on whether it's legal for the u.s. to hold undocumented migrants in detention centers. several families from central america sued the u.s. government after they were held indefinitely in the centers. a california judge made a preliminary ruling in the family's favor. the justice department and immigration lawyers are now trying to negotiate a settlement. the deadline is friday. >> the u.s. is seeing an uptick in the number of cubans trying to enter the u.s. many fear the u.s. special policy towards cuban migrants which treats them essentially as political refugees once they set foot on u.s. soil may change. we have a preview of a special report from miami. >> we're with the j court guard talking about their work and how it's changed since the u.s. flounced plans to normalize with cuba. >> people start talking and
migrants take to the sea. >> that's definitely contributed to more migrants. >> we've seen in the wake of the announcement in december an uptick. >> this is the type of cutter you use to go out at sea. >> this i also one of the coast guard's brand new cutters. >> when migrants see you they want to get away, because they don't want to get onboard here to then be sent back to cuba. what's the reaction you get? >> i would say that dependency. when we come across these vessels, they usually are in distress, in need of help and assistance. it's probable and definitely possible they are not going to make it to where they've got to go. >> we've been speaking with recent arrivals and why they've decided to come to the u.s. now. >> the sahara desert is getting bigger and it's happening because people have been over farming, over grazing and cutting down too many trees. we go to a village in tunisia
where people are trying to stop the spread of the world's biggest hot desert. >> a few years ago this entire area was covered in sand. now, life is returning. he hopes these salt resistant plants mean his three children won't have to migrate elsewhere. >> if you have sheep and cam else, they can eat these plants and live here. before, we couldn't feed them. we only had water from god. >> scientists partly blame climate change for what's happening here. every year, there's less rain and more underground water evaporates. the soil becomes dry and salty. >> large amounts of water have very high salt levels, between eight to 12 grams of salt per lighter. >> it's called desertification
and threatens a tourist spots. some of the most famous scenes in star wars were filmed here. every year, thousands was cubic meters of sand are removed from the set. the sahara, the greatest hot desert in the world is growing every day. >> scientists are talking about building a green wall across the whole sahara, a belt of trees and plants that will help prevent the creeping of the deserts north and south and try to stop more land erosion. >> >> here, a unique irrigation system makes sure palm trees only get the water they need. the oasis has become a major source of fruit. these organic dates are exported abroad creating jobs and money for the community.
>> we need to stop this irrational exploitation, chopping down trees in the desert. if there is no common consciousness or vision, the solutions we have won't be enough. >> the people of this town have shown it's possible to survive this harsh environment. their dream is other communities follow their example before the expanding desert destroys more land. al jazeera southern tunisia. >> a group of neuroscientists at northwestern launched a study to see if they can correct people while they sleep. it raises concerns about other applications for this form of mind control. we look inside the lab to see how it works. >> in a neuroscience lab at northwestern university, researchers will soon be exploring whether 19-year-old science major leonardo has
racial or gender biases. all he has been told is that he's here for a sleep study. >> go ahead and follow the instructions on screen. >> this replicated experiment is taking place for our cameras but if the results are in line with the findings of 40 previous testimony subjects, it will show that unconscious bias can be reduced during sleep. >> a bias can be thought of as a short cut actually. >> we all have unconscious biases. >> when you meet someone new you don't know them yet. you might use short cuts to make some judgments. the question is when do those get us into trouble. >> the first step, a test designed dew discover unconscious bias. the next step, positive reinforcement to unlearn bias. this chime is paired with positive racial images.
this is tied to gender. >> we wanted to influence one buys during sleep and leave the other one alone as a comparison to find out how effective our sleep manipulation was. >> there are a number of different neuroical issues. are we practicing mind control. the quickest answer is well, yes. >> james is the head of neuroethic studies at georgetown university medical center. >> the work of the group is in many ways very exciting, but the same technique could be used as a tool to deal with the type of control and thought and activities that could be used by a terrorist organization or some other subversive cause. >> the professor acknowledges the ethical issues. >> with however the training is done during waking, so it's not the case that sleep is automatically having an effect without the training having happened first. >> back at the lab. leonardo has no trouble quickly
falling into deep slumber the now barely audible sound associated with positive racial images is embedded within a white noise and piped zoo the room. an hour and a half later nap time is over. leonardo is tested once more. >> smaller bias in the end for the racial bias, which is what we queued. we've just scraped the surface of the iceberg. >> ali velshi, al jazeera. >> not just for men anymore. the rise of women in the gaming industry, why everyone isn't happy.
surprise us... >> wow, these are amazing... >> techknow, where technology meets humanity! only on al jazeera america >> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 8:53 eastern. right now, a massive manhunt is on insult carolina for a gunman who killed nine people at the historic emanuel african methodist episcopal church last night. >> this is unfathomable and unspeakable act by somebody
filled with hate and with a deranged mind. >> ramadan begins today. billions around the world will observe it focusing on inner spirit another charity and fasting from sunrise to sunset. >> nbc is expected to make left footer hole the permanent anchor of its nightly newscast. brian williams will stay on in an undisclosed role, taken off the air after revelations he exaggerated a story from the iraq war. holt has been anchoring the broadcast for the past four months. >> the video gaming industry is well known for its macho image dominated by men since it began as women try to join some find themselves targets of sexual
harassment and threats. we report from the e3 gaming convention in los angeles. >> a quick look around the e3 international gaming expo shows how wait male dominated the gaming world is. there are few women game designers and technicians in the fast growing well paid industry. >> right now, we have about 50% of game players are women but we have only about 20% of game makers are women. >> it's an issue debated within the industry for years with little to show in the way of diversification. as more games meant to appeal to women are made, the content of games overall is slowly changing. >> the traditional image of the 15-year-old guy in his basement playing call of adult has sort of been with us for so long. we're a young industry, maturing and evolving quickly. for sections of the audience, that's really tough to take. >> the gender problem was thrown into sharp relief last year when
fee maple male game designers and if i am nest critics of video games were as you canjected the to on line harassment that included death threats. >> that episode became known at gamer gate. blogger and credit i can was harassed after writing about the depiction of women in games as sex objects and about the predominance of macho male came game characters. >> i have had death threats rape threats i've had my family and colleagues harassed and threatened. the intense visceral that we see simmering up has been in part due to the fact that the game industry is changing. they are doing everything they can, including throwing these very violent aggressive temper tantrums to stop that change. they want to stop the progress of us having conversations about representations of women about having more people of color in games. what are these stories telling us messages being sent.
>> cade edwards said the harassment came out of a hate group lurking in the interknelt's dark underbelly. >> i've gone to countless women in games events in which we talk about the issues, but nothing really happens. well this, because of gamer gate frankly i think we're finally going to see change happen, because i think it was the thing that broke the camel's back. people said you know what, enough of this. >> critics say the industry is changing slowly. industry officials say they are encouraging more women to work in gaming and their goal is having those that create the games better reflect those who play them. al jazeera, los angeles. >> that's it for us here in new york. i'm stephanie sy, thanks for watching.
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