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air shepherd campaign when we fly airplane the coaching stops. the air shepherd programme will flay in botswana i'm erica pitzi, in new york. the news continues next with del walters, walters,. this is al jazeera america, i'm del walters in new york with a look at the top stories. >> the door is open for the greek side to come with new proposals. >> no deal - grease backs out of talks on debt bail out causing uncertainty for the us open and the world economy on the run, pressure mounting to find a new york prison escapee after one is gunned down funerals for those gunned down by charts tonne, and an
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activist takes down the confederate flag and predisposition to stereo types. it is now just about 3am local time in greece and moments ago the parliament there approved the prime minister's plan to hold a referendum on the european bailout. europe's finance minister met without greece at the table and denied the request to extend the bailout programme beyond tuesday. that threatens to destabilize financial markets in europe, and here in the u.s. andrew simmonds reports. >> reporter: one finance minister from greece sent to brussels for a day that takes a place in european history. not everyone shook hands. after five years and an estimated 242.8 billion euro of - dash is this how it ends. greece alone with its debt could
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be about to default and potentially go out of the eurozone. the finance ministers say they have no alternatives. the bail out stops. >> the process was not finished as far as we were concerned. the proposals weren't definitive. they weren't formally discussed or decided upon by the euro group. the greek government broke off the process, rejected the proposals, and is now putting them, which is an unfair way to put it, putting it to the greek people in a referendum with a negative advice. given that situation we must conclude however regretful that the programme will expire tuesday night. >> from the moment ministers started to arrive, there was a pessimistic mood. only france was against the bailout extension. ministers were asked by greece to give it one month's grace to allow the referendum to take place. greece said it was europe's
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fault there was no deal. >> the refusal of the europe group today to endorse our request for an extension of that agreement for a few days, for a few days, a couple of weeks to allow the greek people to deliver their verdicts on this proposal, especially given that there's a high probability that greeks will go against the recommendation and vote in favour of the proposal. that refusal will damage the credibility of the euro group as a democratic union of partner member states, and i'm afraid the damage will be permanent. >> so after a week of political drama, this has ended acrimoniously. the greek prime minister told angela merkel that this was a day of shame for europe. but greece was the home of democracy, it shouldn't have to seek permission of the euro
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group to hold a referendum. >> the greek finance minister was asked if it was a sad day for him. >> is it a sad day for europe. >> there has been many sad days for the long-suffering people of greece, and it looks like getting worse before it gets better meanwhile, europe's finance minister say they'll do what is takes to stablilize the euro, if greece is allowed to default and exit the eurozone, it could hurt the economic recovery in the united states, here is why. a weakening of euro could make u.s. exports to europe more expensive. last year america did $276 billion in trade with eruope. a reduction could lead to job losses. u.s. banks are heavily exposed to a european debt, and many are scrambling to limit their exposure by buying insurance.
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dan is the share of european poll suggests at rutgers university and talked to erica pitzi. >> it is a historical moments. we are in unchartered waters. the immediate next steps, for now, the ball is no longer in the courts of the creditors or the greek government, but is in the hanth of the european tral bank. the question is whether the european central bank continues to intervene to keep the greek banks alive. there has been reports of lines outside atms, a lot running out of cash already, and the greek banking system is only liquid right now because they had the repeated infusions of money from the european central bank. it was contingent on the idea that greece was part of a bailout plan with the eurozone government. if they are no longer part of that, the e.c.b. may cut them off.
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one of men that escaped a u.s. prison is at large. tough conditions could get tougher now that richard matt his partner is dead shot dead on friday. john terrett has more. >> good evening to you. it's aize merable rainy evening in new york city and around the state as well. and fooujive david sweat has been on t run >> reporter: about 20 miles in the canadian border, population 14,000, more than 1,000 police are hunting david sweat. the net is thought to be closing
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after a border patrol officer shot and killed fellow escapee richard matt after a brief stand off friday afternoon, gunned down in a wooded area, about 30 miles from the maximum security gaol they fled. matt's half brother said this is the outcome he's been praying for. >> i only think of the man that threatened to kill me and others and escaped. there hasn't been a night gone by that when i put my head on the pillow that i wasn't worried. >> meanwhile helicopters and canines and police are searching dave sweat. the area around malone is dense woodland, spotting him will not be easy. >> we have no reason to believe that mr sweat was not with mr matt at the time, but we don't have any confirming evidence that he was either. there were several leads tracked down as we speak, to about - about mr sweat and his possible whereabouts. we don't have anything to confirm where mr sweat is at this time. [ siren ] >> reporter: neighbours in malone say the peace and quiet of their normally tranquil town has been shattered by the manhunt.
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>> there's police and rangers up and down the road. with guns pointed up my driveway. yes, there's people behind my house. it's straight up a mountain, there's a lot of rough terrain and thick wooded area. >> new york state police say if you add them up there's around 1200 members of law enforcement combing a 22 mile perimeter area near the town of malone, on it -- for dazed sweat. it will soon be nightfall, but if he's not caught, the search will resume at first light. . >> john terrett, thank you. >> three more victims of the shooting in charleston south carolina were laid to rest. the funerals were held in the same church where they were shot 11 days ago. yesterday another victim, the reverend clementa pinckney was laid to rest. president obama delivered the eulogy, dylann roof faces nine murder charges.
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while charleston mourns a person captured the events through the eyes of a lens grace tells us what she has seen. >> i'm grace beam and i'm a photographer for the boston courier in charleston. i came in i wam to work at six in the morning, we work pretty much all day, and we've been doing this ever since. i cried, shot pictures and, yes, very emotional. very hard to cover. i knew senator clementa pinckney, i photographed him several times. it's heart-breaking, heart-breaking. >> the things that i'm impressed by is the way the city reacted and how everybody feels and shows their love to one another and the pictures - how much it affected everyone and what an impact it made on everyone in the community. i was in columbia for two days.
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there was hope that this flag was coming down. people believed that it was going to happen and it was an interesting time to be there. i think what we do is - what we do is try to cover the story, what is there, and i feel honoured to be part of a community. i feel honoured to be part of the community. everyone is feeling something, and to be able to be the person who can share that with them and show people what is happening. i've been watching people come here, they cry, they are sad. they just want to honour those victims. you know how do people come and do that that's amazing. that's amazing that. people are could. i'm an optimist. people have come here and seen that charleston is different.
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>> when i got the job, i worked here about 15 years. when i drove into town i knew charleston was different, and special. maybe this is what - now the world sees charleston as different grace beam in her own words. there's a growing chorus for the confederate flag in charleston south carolina to be taken down. today a woman took matters into her own hand. she goes by the name of bree and climbed the flag pole in colombia and removed the flag bree and a second person were arrested and charged with defacing a pon ument. the flag was on the poll an hour later. this is shaping up to be a big weekend for l.g.b.t. after the decision to legalize same-sex marriage across the u.s. in chicago.
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the annual 5 kick proud to run raised money for charities. politicians in some states are not happy. texas governor condemning the decision writing a memo to state agencies making sure people or businesses are not punished for refusing to serve same-sex couples because of religious objectives. it's been warned that it could be an assault against religious freedom. neither governor or states told them to stop issuing marriage licences to same-sex couples. martin boyce witnessed the riots, and many believe that's where the gay rights movement began, my colleague talked to boyce to discuss religion and same-sex marriage. but you have said, though, that
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it's not just about talking about how this relates back to the church and people's religious beliefs, right? >> yes. >> what do you think about that? >> well, it's - i believe that the problem is if they can deny gays, like a florist, and could deny gays the right to order, they could deny these people, fundamentalists, considering their religion the only true religion, and many others are in danger of losing their rights. it's a narrow definition of what religious rights are, and whether the other cultures can accept it or not. i mean, i'm reading this book by john boswell about same-sex unions in premodern europe. and it's interesting that it is the catholic church at the time, spiritualized marriage, and that's the first time it was done. marriages were not spiritualized in other cultures in greece or rome or china today. there's no prohibition, but cultural prohibitions. they are on bad ground when they decide to base it on tradition,
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because we are a young country, and what does the traditions mean if we don't research what it means. a group of u.s. senators is in cuba meeting with top officials to discuss economic reform and social change in that country, senator pat risk leahy meeting with the vice president, a number of cuban initiatives are pending in the u.s. senate including a bill to remove travel bans on americans who want to go there, and a bill to rescind the decades old economic embargo against the island nation. coming up why we hate who we hate. we take a deeper look at the psychology of racism an explosion igniting a blaze at a dance party in taiwan.
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♪ ♪ ♪ get excited for the 1989 world tour with exclusive behind the scenes footage all of taylor swift's music videos interviews, and more. xfinity is the destination for all things taylor swift. it's saturday night, time to take a deeper look at the psychology of racism. why we hate and who we hate. what caused baltimore and
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ferguson to burn and charleston to heal. jonathan betz has more. >> reporter: rage on the streets of baltimore after a black man dies in police custody. anger in ferguson, missouri over the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white police officer. in the aftermath of those cases and others the director of the fbi spoke out about rarnal bias. -- racial bias. >> many people have unconscious racial biases and react differently to a white face or a black face. we all, white and back carry various biases around with us. >> reporter: studies backing it up. 75% of whites and asians demonstrate a bias in favour of whites compared to blacks. it's a fundamental part of how the human brain works, the way we organise our world, categorizing people and experiences. knowing danger from safety. friend from foe. it is essential to survival.
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but the instinct feeds into stereotypes, those negative for judgments about groups leading us to deny the reality that all humans are individuals with singular failings and virtuous. we put labels op groups of people and that affects how we treat them. >> if we can't help biases we can help behaviours in response to rehabilitations, which is why we work to design systems and processes to overcome that very human part of us all. >> and overcoming bias when you don't realise you are bias takes effort on the part of individuals and society as a whole. >> things can change. look at the hard-fought battle to end discrimination against gays and the supreme court decision legalizing same-sex marriage, an effort to bring communities closer together rather than keeping them worlds
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apart. when dr martin luther king junior was assassinated in 1968 a third-grade teacher put together an exercise known as the blue-eyes, brown-eyes experiment, and it got a lot attention and became a documentary "the eye of the storm", and "a class divided" much here is a bit of the programme. >> i'm in the blue-eyed people are the better people in this room. oh yes they are. is your dad brown-eyed. one day you came to school and told us he kicked you. >> he did. >> do you thing a blue-eyed father would kick his son. >> yes. my dad would. >> his dad is blue-eyed. he never kicked him. blue-eyed people are better than brown-eyed people jane elliott joining us from seattle washington. that was a sample of what
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happened. tell us what happened as that film progressed. >> well the first thing that happened was i watched the brown eyed children treat me the way i have been seen treating people of colour. i foupt outside how i looked to other people. my brown-eyed children became brilliant, antagonistic over bearing ugly people i never saw or knew before. my blue-eyed children became timid, frightened withdrawn, absolute totally different from what they had been 15 minutes previously. >> let me ask this question - based on your findings why do we hate? we hate because we are taught to hate, we are ignorant. we are the product of ignorant people, taught an ignorant thing, which is there are four or five different races, there's only one race on the face of the earth, and we are all members,
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we have separated people into racist so some can see ourselves as superior to the others. we thought it would work. it hasn't. it's bad for everywhere. it's time to get over to the business. >> i hear parents say this all the time. my kids play with black kids and white kids and they grew up. am i to take it that kids are not born racist. >> you are not born a bigot. you have to learn. anything you learn you can unlearn. it's time to unlearn bigotry and get over this thing, and we best get over it soon. >> based on your research is there a place on this planet where racism does not exist? >> i haven't studied this whole planet or researched this. i'm not a researcher i'm an educator, it's my business as an educator to lead people out of ignorance, the ignorance of thinking you are better or worse than someone else because of the amount of a pigment in your skin.
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pigmentation in your skin has nothing to do with intelligence or worth as a human being. it's time to get over there. >> stand by we'll look at how hate crimes break down in the u.s. half, we are told by the federal bureau of investigation based on racial bias 20% aimed at sexual orientation, 17% on religion 11% on ethnicity, the rest at disability gender identity or gender itself. >> it's a good time to introduce our second guest, a former skinhead and wrote the book on hate and racism entitled "my life after hate", and he joins us from milwaukee. we met in charleston, you drove 20 hours to be there. you said they reduced you to tears, they being black people in shock after the gunmen opened fire killing nine. a suspect who espoused the same views you espoused. why were you the one reduced to
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tears? >> it was really just such an amazing example of what it means to be a huge yn being. there's an until race of human being, and we appreciate and cherish human qualities like compassion, and illustrates the commonality that we are share, and the reception that i got upon visiting the me in charleston was a powerful champ of that. it moved me a human being bearing witness to that suffering and sees and sees a response of love would have been brought to tears. >> i want to show our audience what you looked like at a skinhead. at one point in your life you
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hated blacks jews gays and hispanics. explain why, what made you feel that way. the gunman in charleston saying blacks were raping white women, did you know it from personal experience and why didn't you hate white men raping white women? >> i was involved in white supremacy as a means to anger people, as a means to repel and repulse. i had a mohawk that was not well received. if a mohawk got people angry, a swash sticker did it. i was involved for the shock value. once i adopted that ideology as my identity the world reflected my hostility back and that seemed to validate everything. i was a hateful violent kid
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before i was involved. i was - i had been getting in fights since i was little. i hated the town i lived in. i hated society, the police. my school. i kind of had a contrast. >> your racism was born out of ignorance. do you think at that time you were an ignorant person. i agree with ms elliott. once you understand what human being have in common. >> what are the things that parents should look out for, so the cycle that has been going on
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for 40 years, according to your documentary, doesn't continue for the next 40. >> it must not continue for the next 40. parents need to look at the kinds of things they are saying around their children. fathers need to listen to themselves and the words used around their children. they need to watch the television shows they let their children watch. they need to look at what is going on in the classroom, and the map which is absolutely a racist ma'am. if teachers look at the legend at the bottom of that map where it says south america is nine times larger than greenland it would grow their minds to realise they have been miseducating children for 400 years. it's time to put a stop to it. education means to lead people out of i ignorance, that is not what people are doing. when we celebrate colombus day, you can't discover a place where
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people are living it's the kinds of things we are teaching in the schools are insane. we need to put a stop to it and sop watching the language. i hear politicians saying i'm not changing a textbook based on what jane elliott says are you saying that politicians are part the problem in the united states? >> have you been watching politics in the last three months. of course they are you can't say the things donald trump says without exploding internally. that is blatant racism the things he said about the people coming across the border from mexico. are you acting me whether they are racist. give me a break. >> i want to go back to something you told me in south carolina. give me an idea of what happens
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when a politician says obama care versus the affordable care act. >> i think the idea they are taking their country, something that dylann roof said as he was shooting, is something that the right prays upon. i try not to germize. -- generalise as a practice you see a lot of politicians trying to up their base and get people rallied up. they think people with dark
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skinned are taking their country away, people with dark skips. the aca is referred to as obama care by a lot of politicians. >> let me ask the question this way. why did you buy into that mentality, why would you buy into something and intentionally allow yourself to be manipulated. >> i felt that i was actually bucking the status quo. and i imagine you will chuckle at this. for me in the late '80s as a teenager i felt the status quo in the united states was one of multiculturalism. it was a time when a lot of white kids listened to wrap. i was one of those kids in the mid '80s. seeing that happen before my eyes in the late '80s in the context of white supremist ideology, it helped lead me to
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buy into taking the country. i felt like i was being a rebel, that i was pushing back against what i perceived as the status quo. yoined that the status quo for the country, long before is inception was one of white supremacy. that is a common thing. for a lot of white people that have historical my openia if you don't under the roots of white supremacy, it's easy to see the status quo of one of multiculturalively. >> this nation has been having a dialogue about race and racism. my life to be precise. what in your opinion will change things. what is missing. >> education. >> education will change things.
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education, telling the truth will change things. realising the truth will change things refusing to be faghtd by peer group pressure will change things. watching president obama become what he has become against all kinds of odds. just in my submission right and bright rhyme doesn't mean it is. everyone on the face of the earth has the ability, the power and the potential to be great. we assign that greatness to white people it's time to get over this we have to get over this. there's a book called the birth dearth saying it's a major problem effecting the united states is that there are too few white babies born in the country, you should read the book and realise who the enemy is then you'll realise what the right to life is about, and the refusal on the part of the politicians to change our immigration policies is all
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about. it's about keeping the united states, a white man's country, i'm concerned about this. so should you be. >> thank you very much ms elliott. arnold joining us from milwaukee. thank you coming up on al jazeera america - the iranian nuclear negotiation deadline days away. what is at stake, and what happens if an agreement is not met. plus thousands of tourists flee tunisia after a deadly attack at a beachside resort.
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the deadline to reach a nuclear deal with iran is fast approaching. any deal to curb the programs is anything but certain. negotiators are in vienna hoping to a chief a break through before the deadline on tuesday. james bays is there with more on the obstacles ahead.
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>> reporter: back around the negotiating table for what should be the final round of talks. >> i'd like to see an agreement. >> we are determined to do everything we can to be able to make this important milestone. >> reporter: earlier he used tougher language when he spoke to reporters. >> the other side needs to implement and abide by it commitment to remove sanctions, security council sanctions, and they must be terminated immediately. detailed technical negotiations are under way, with energy secretary ernst monez representing the u.s. >> reporter: are you confident you might get a deal? >> no answer he and all delegates know there's a great deal of work before the
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deadline days away. >> there's significant parts of a deal that have not been agreed. and i'm told they are negotiating on the overall direction and some of the precise language of a u.n. security council resolution which would deal with the issue of sanctions. one expert says the idea is to have the language of the resolution locked in so there's no way negotiations can be reopened when it goes to new york. >> it can be presented to diplomats in new york not as a fait accompli but a document that political leadership in the capitals approve, and you can move it to new york without jumping through hoops that are necessary. >> reporter: the french foreign minister arrived in vienna. russia china and the u.k. counterparts are thought to travel soon all needed for the final and hardest part of the
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process. a professor of iranian history and politics thank you for being with us. if you were a betting man, would you bet deal or no deal? >> i would bet for a deal but not necessarily by the july deadline, that is not actually - has to be a final deadline, it could be moved up. it has been moved br and can again. eventually there'll be a deal should we be concerned if it's moved again, if that's the case? >> i don't think so. both sides have grievances they want to settle. both are determined to have a settlement. there's more bargaining back and forth to see what each side can live with. basically they outlined the parameters set a few months ago is what they are going to get. >> based on what we are hearing, will it be a good deal? >> it will be an excellent deal.
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both sides rarely get what their priorities are, and what president obama and kerry achieved is fantastic. >> when you talking to our producer, i was curious about something you said you said they don't want to fall into the same trap that saddam fell into. what do you mean by na? >> the one sticking point is inspections. if you remember with saddam hussein, there were inspections that the u.s. was determined to convince that their worse weapons of mass destruction they were going from one place to another searching. when they didn't find a place, they went somewhere else what the iranians want is if there are inspections, they accept. where the inspections would be carried out, under what conditions. so they are willing to have inspections of nuclear installations. when it comes to military
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installations that are not nuclear, i think they'll say no no. the question becomes if u.s. suspects there's nuclear activity in a military base what mechanism to set up to have an inspection, that's a sticking point to be sorted out. >> we found out that saddam hussein did not have weapons of mass destruction, and a reason he didn't say it he was concerned what his neighbours in the middle east might think and whether they would attack. are we seeing the same bluster from iran? are the hardliners being hard line because they are worried about other countries in the middle east? >> no the concern is not immediate like that it is long term to have the capability to bake a bomb if it leads to long term. let's say in 20 years time.
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they don't want to be defenseless like they were before. so what they want is a basic ingredient to make a bomb if necessity depends it which is not in the short run. >> would a bad deal be better than no deal or no deal better than a bad deal. >> the worst is no deal. >> you believe that. >> yes, if there is no deal we'll be back to the old situation of talking about war, and under the obama administration, there's no desire for war, but who knows what the next president might do. and one has to looking at this down the road. if there is no deal iran will actually then have incentive to pressure up and start to build a bomb. in which case then the war would be here there'll be demand for invasion and, of course, the invasion of rain will make the
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invasion of iraq look like a child's gain it's a bigger country, better defended and we'd talk about an army of a million americans of draft conscription to carry out. that's the bottom line in one thinks ahead. professor of iranian politics and history. thank you for being with us. >> on this week's third rail imran garda sitting about guests to debate why iran shouldn't be allowed to have nuclear weapons. here is a preview. >> the united states of america provided material and technology for saddam hussein to use weapons of mass destruction against iran. 100,000 iranians were killed or injured. >> you don't want to go there. >> now they blame. >> you don't want to go there. >> you don't agree united states
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g... >> i was in the state department room when the policy was articulated. we talked to both sides. >> the united states secretly sold arms to iran. >> pages of congress support shows numerous export of illegal chemical material to saddam hussein, and the u.s. supported practically, and the u.s. supported the invasion - ambassador, don't forget. arab countries, allies of the u.s. invaded, and the u.s. supported saddam hussein invading iran. >> i was in the pentagon after the war broke out. there was no activity to support iraq's war effort inside iran. you know that we did have some small - a trickle of support for saddam hussein which was a life line. it was the same mistake we nad supplying arms to the ayatollah khamenei you can say third rail later
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thousands of tourists are fleeing tunisia after a terror attack. it was the worst attack in that country's history, many of the victims were british. greg simon mcgregor-wood has the story from london. >> reporter: the attack in tunisia is the most significant involving british people assistance the attacks in london in july 2005. the numbers keep rising. >> sadly i can confirm that at least 15 british nationals were killed in yesterday's atrocity. i should stress that the number may well rise. several more have been seriously injured in this horrific attack. >> the targeted hotel was filled with british tourist. saturday morning some of the 20,000 tourists began to leave. holiday companies sent extra flights to evacuate them and
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extra staff to deal with the injured and bereaved on the ground. >> i ended up running outside the hotel to get safely into the hotel opposite. the police were firing shots as well. it was a complete... >> it was just shooting. randomly shooting. you could see the dust some of the times, when the bullets were hitting the sand. >> the front pages of the british newspapers were dominated by the story, and prime minister david cameron chaired a meeting of his cobra security cabinet to discuss the attack and how to respond to it. security has been raised at a number of public events in the u.k. on saturday. >> the savage attacks in tunisia, kuwait and france are a brutal and tragic reminder of a threat faced around the world from evil terrorists. this morning i chaired a meeting of cobra focussing on the attack in tunisia. i'll ensure we do all we can to
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help those affected and to protect people. >> the british foreign officer has been inundated with calls trying to track those without up -- caught up in the attack. david cameron promised extra consular staff is on the way. there has been a lot of criticism about how the foreign office responded. tunisia is a popular and affordable destination for the british. and a crucial component to the british tourism industry. saturday's exodus of scared tourists shows that attack has done damage. it's not clear how long it will last there's new information about the france attack the suspect took a selfie of the victim and sent it via text. the suspect crashed a suspect into a factory and beheaded his employer triggering an
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explosion. the suspect is in police custody with his wife and sister. in response french ministers holding an emergency session of the security cabinet in paris, france's interior minister says they are ramping up security around sites across the country. yesterday's attack coincided with shootings, and the bombing in kuwait. it's not clear if all three are linked. >> this weekend ner celebrating the 70th anniversary of the signing of the uncharter, a document leading to the birth of the united nations, melissa chan looks back and gets an assessment from ban ki-moon on how far the u.n. has come. >> reporter: when the great powers of world war ii tried to agree on a place to meet they settled on san francisco, equal distance between asia and europe. the signing of the charter was never assured.
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>> today we take the united nations for granted. but bringing it to life required huge state cart to breach differences. >> reporter: some of the negotiations took place here at the fairmont hotel. it took eight weeks to hammer out and brought together delegates from 50 countries. countries would have to give up some powers for the greater good. the u.s. is the u.n.'s biggest financial supporters supplying a quarter of its budget a fact unknown to most americans or the rest of the world. with celebrations on the 70th anniversary of the u.n. charter this weekend, al jazeera caught up with the general on his final stop in the bay, a private visit with the pat son family who -- patty son family who hosted a family in 1952.
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>> i am so proud. i watched him. he was a very wise young man when we got him at 18. >> the reunion aside, we asked some of the weightier challenges facing the u.n. >> when you read the preamble of the u.n. charter, it said a goal was to save and succeed in generations from the scourge of war. it must be frustrating because the syrian conflict has been going on. >> i should have done more better. united nations has been trying our best to save lives and deliver life-saving humanitarian assistance. that can be one of the weakness the united nations. it has been divided. >> the world changed so much in 70 years, i thing of india, surely it's a country the p5
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would not oppose what do you think about that? >> the reform of the security council has been discussed in the united nations at least longer than 20 years. and the security council, which is bearing primary responsibility for peace and security should have been changed. >> while the secretary-general acknowledges the need for institutional changes, the organization has achieved much despite the failures. countries signed the u.n. charter in the final days of the world war ii, when people desired peace. a challenge in the 21st century is reminding the world the value of that unity coming up heatwaves and wildfires. what western states are dealing with tonight. that's straight
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ahead. kevin corriveau here with the weather. tough to fight the fires out west when you don't have any water. >> that's right. you put the heat and the drought together, and they are thinking it will be one of the worst wildfire seasons they are going to see out here to the west. you can see on the temperature
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map the dips between the east and west coast. let's get into what the temperatures are lacking like now. as you can see, in off the coast of california, that's when we are dealing with it the wildfires, and now it is down towards the county that we are looking at the lake fire. look at the video. we are talking about 30,000 acres of area that has been burnt so far, and they don't have it half contained at the moment. so we are going to watch this carefully. we do not expect the temperatures in the area will get better and you take into consideration the very low humidity that they are looking at. we are talking about 19% increase from what the wild fair was from yesterday, and 30, 500 acres we expect to go up over the next couple of address. we expect temperatures to stay worm. palm springs 106 down to the
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south of that area. triple digits low in that area. and the heat is also a major problem here towards the north. right now, seattle is topping out at 91 degrees. 102 - those temperatures will not go anywhere any time soon. look at seattle over the next five days. form 88 degrees, as we go to the rest of the week. thursday, they are expected to see 90 degrees there, and for portland oregon high temperatures of 76. for the rest of the week the break will happen on tuesday. 101 is expected - it's not a laughing matter - but it's incredible, because they have been talking about that for a week or so i was in south carolina and feels like it was 107 down there what we show you next could be a scene from a horror movie.
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take a look. fire officials in taiwan say the accidental explosion of powder set off a blaze. it engulfed several hundreds of spectators 200 injured. 83 seriously, it's a miracle no one died. it's not clear if the powder was part of the performance or how it exploded coming up it's not like vegas, what goes on on the internet doesn't stay there forever, in our series cracking of the code how to preserve our online history.
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the flag has always represented more than just ancestral pride. you might thing something is on the web it stays forever. but, in fact the average life of a web page is 100 days rob reynolds looks at the digital world when it comes to documenting our history and
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remembering our past online. >> the internet is like a vast organism, where scientific research and historical records sit alongside teenage diaries and cute cat videos. the life span of a page before it's altered is 100 days. so is anyone coping track of it all? >> well, yes. as it happens. inside a handsome neoclassical building in san francisco, that was originally a church the hymms of the servers. this is part of a nonprofit internet archive brainchild of digital pioneer brewster kale. >> the internet archive archived the web since 1996, having robot crawlers contacting every web page and site every two months, take a snapshot and start again, snapshot, snapshot. it's starting to get big. >> reporter: how big?
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really big. we archive at a billion pages a week. we are about 450 billion pages that are available through the way-back machine. it's enormous. >> reporter: the online way-back machine allows anyone to rummage through the decades gone buy. you type in a web address, and it shows a past version, and you select a time, and you say "i want to surf the web as it was in, say, 2004 or 1998", and go and explore, and the idea is to try to keep the web alive even though the servers may be long gone. >> reporter: unlike books in a library or enscriptions carved in stone, the internet is a bunch of electrodes blipping around, raising questions about durability. specialists are concerned as hardware, software and computer coding languages change over
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time. vast amounts of knowledge may be lost, locked in obsolete digital formats that can no longer be accessed. >> there are things 10, 20 years old that are impossible to read because of obsolete software. now digital preservation is like tending a garden. you have to make sure the digits stay alive on machines that spin. >> the best way to serve materials is to keep them accessible and loved. >> it will take money, effort, by governments and corporations as well as those like brewster to preserve the internet - cat videos and all. and visitors to disney theme parks around the world will no longer be able to carry selfie sticks. the company is banning the extension rods used for the smartphone selfies, saying they
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are a safety concern. it goes into effect on u.s. parks on tuesday and hong kong and paris on wednesday. thank you for joining us. i'm del walters in new york i'll be back with another hour of news at 11:00pm. stay tuned, "america tonight" is next. [ ♪♪ ] on the weekend edition of "america tonight". fighting for the right to die. >> i want my final days to be as happy as possible and i want to live my life - until the bad outweighs the good. >> also the fight to live. >> this $85 prescription will be some people's only option. everyone needs to read what is in this bill. it's bad


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