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living on the fringes of society. all of the headline stories and indeed the stories behind the headlines, the blogs, the personal comments and so much more all on our website, that's aljazeera.com. a palestinian child is dead after his family's home is set on fire. israeli's prime minister vows justice as palestinian leaders demand action. increasing confidence a piece of debris is from malaysian airlines flight 370. >> beijing. [ cheers and applause ] and an historic choice for the host city of the 2022 winter olympics. ♪
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this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm erika pitzi. we begin with the global reaction to a grim story from the middle east. an 18-month-old killed in an attack has been laid to rest. the funeral was held a few hours ago. who masked attackers set fire to his home and spray painted the world revenge on the walls. palestinian president spoke with israeli prime minister this morning. abbas says israel is responsible for the attack. netenyahu is promising justice. he said: the u.s. has condemned the incident as well which it also labeled a terrorist attack. the state department called for
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justice and for both sides to avoid escalating tensions. stephanie decker has the latest from the west bank. >> reporter: the family shared the only bedroom. they would have been fast asleep when the window was smashed and this small space set on fire. ibrahim heard screams he said he saw the two attackers standing over the parents. he went to get help. and when he came back the two men were gone. >> translator: i saw the four-year-old child. i pulled him out. they told me there was another child inside. then there was a huge blast and there was no way to save the baby. >> reporter: this is where the 18-month-old was found dead and the worker who removed his body from here and the way he described what was left of the baby was as a lump of coal. the neighbors house was also set
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on fire but no one was home at the time. the attackers left behind a ves age, it says revenge in hebrew. ali's parents and brother have been taken to an israeli hospital. >> the government of israel unequivocally condemns this heinous crime, this act of terrorism. we will fight terrorism, and dpeet terrorism no matter who the perpetrators are. return but the palestinian president blames the israeli government for the attack. >> translator: when they encourage settlements they encourage flok -- flocks of settlers to do what they do every day. >> reporter: hundreds showed up for the baby's funeral, his parents in too critical condition to lay their son to
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rest. not many here believe that the promised just -- justice will come. there has been some protests here, but we're not seeing huge numbers, and i think what that means is that people are shocked but there is a real sense that they are helpless to try to change things certainly when it comes to trying to change this israeli government settlement expansion. >> stephanie decker there in the west bank. a please of debris that could be from a missing malaysian jet liner is on its way for france for inspection this hour. officials say it's possible it came from mh370. that plane disappeared nearly 17 months ago. search and rescue crews at the time centered their search off
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of the coast of australia. the wing part was found more than 2,000 miles away. >> reporter: there has been a constant stream of people. police have been walking up and down this beach, flying their helicopter up and down the coastline, hoping i supposed to spot any other pieces of wreckage. the man who found this piece of wreckage said he hopes it gives the families some relief and a chance to move on. his boss runs the team of beach cleaners who were here he says he is going to have his men here every day combing the seashore here in the hope they are able to find anything else. if it's determined to be part of mh370, it will be the only physical piece of evidence discovered from the boomed flight. we know in the last hour or so at the airport, they have been wrapping it up to protect it for the flight to france which we
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understand could be taking off in the next two hours. as science and technology correspondent jake ward explains, even if the debris is from the jet it may not be much help in the search for the rest of the plane. >> reporter: to link this piece of debris to the rest of mh370 you need a serial number usually printed on a plate attached to the part. unfortunately after a year in the ocean, that plate seems to have come off. so as far as we know there is no fingerprint that links the plane and this piece. but here is something that we could used to connect the two. images reveal a component number 657 bb which is kind of like the one used by main tenace tenace -- maintenance personnel to determine a piece of a plane.
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this piece is only found on a boeing 777. now the thing to understand is that according to several databases, the world is missing only one boeing 777, and that is mh370. the signs point pretty clearly to this being a piece of the missing malaysian airlines aircraft. the search area is 2,500 miles from the small island where this piece washed ashore. the most likely explanation is that the south exer toal current took it there. it's a cyclical current between australia and asia. if it began in the center of the search area it would have been carried north and then west. but here is the thing to consider this portion of the wing if it is what investigators believe it is is particularly light and air filled. it floats. the current only reaches as deep
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as about 100 meters only buoyant stuff like this will be carried along by it. the black box flight data recorders would have been left behind. they don't float. they are built to withstand terrible violence so they are dense and heavy. so while this floating debris is the first possible trace of the plane we have seen it doesn't bring us closer to solving the mystery of the plane's disappearance. nigeria says it rescued 71 girls held captive by boko haram. the military says they killed several of groups fighters in clashes overnight. some of those freed were held hostage for more than a year. it's not clear if any of them were the schoolgirls captured last year. secretary of state john kerry is heading to egypt this weekend. the u.s. has begun delivering
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eight f16 fighter jets to egypt. the delivery was made possible after washington ended its freeze on military aid in march. later today negotiators are supposed to wrap up the latest round of talks in hawaii. but major issues remain before the trans-pacific partnership known as the tpp is worked out. if the deal goes through it would become one of the largest trade agreements in history. federal highway funding will keep flowing to states now that a short-term extension has become law. president obama signed a bill a short time ago. it is only a three-month extension, though. zimbabwe is calling for the american dentist who killed cecil the lion to be extradited. they want walter james palmer
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tried in zimbabwe. palmer admits to killing cecil, but insists he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal. senator menendez is proposing what he calls the cecil act: coming up, the pentagon considers making major security changes at recruiting offices, changes caused by the recent killings of five service members in chattanooga, tennessee.
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the man charged with killing nine people inside an historic south carolina church faced a federal judge this morning.
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21-year-old dylann roof pleaded not gill to hate crime murders. roof also faces state murder charges. a grand jury in cincinnati has chosen not to indict two more police officers in the death of a man in a traffic stop. body cam video shows university of cincinnati officer ray tensing approaching the car of samuel due bow earlier this month. after exchanging words tensing shoots him dead. the two officers who were with him will not be charged. seven states have moved to arm military recruiters since the killings of four marines and a sailor in chattanooga. ash carter say the murders show a continuing attack to military
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centers in the u.s. >> looking at arming personnel doesn't mean that that's what the services will ultimately decide, but it does tell them they have within dod policy anyway, the existing authority to do that. >> the pentagon says it does not want civilian forces protecting the units. sheila macvicar spoke to some insiders who say this jet is not ready to take off. >> reporter: what does it mean if the marine corps declares ioc? >> it's a sham. >> reporter: tom christy is a former high-ranking pentagon official. he was the senior advisor to the secretary of defense for the
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testing of weapons. the sham as christy calls it is a decision by the marine corps to declare its version of the f35 fighter plane ready for combat, or in military speak, ioc. >> the program has been embarrassing and they are just at the point to say we're going to take whatever we get. >> reporter: a recent assessment by the pentagons own director the office christy once occupied, has identified safety problems with the marine's f35, some so severe they could have flight-critical effects. >> let's look at why this airplane is so dangerous. >> reporter: pierre is an engineer who once evaluated planes for the department of defense. spray was part of the team what designed the f16 fighter in the early 1970s. beyond safety issues spay says the f35 is also crippled by flaws which limit its utility in
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combat problems stemming from the design requirements of the marine corps. >> the truth of the matter is it could never be a fast acceleration agile fighter. >> reporter: in this memo obtained by "america tonight" a test pilot writes about a mock dog fight held in january, fitting an f35, against a much older f16. the exercise was meant to test high angles of attack with the planes maneuvering hard. according to the f35 pilot, his plane remained at a distinct energy disadvantage for every engagement. in other words, the f35 couldn't climb or turn fast enough to either kill or evade the f16. that prompted a swift reply from the pentagon saying the pilot's report does not tell the entire story. the f35 in question was not
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equipped with the software stealth coding or weapons common to newer versions of the plane. sheila macvicar al jazeera. >> you can see sheila's story in its entirety on "america tonight" at 10:00 pm eastern. an oil train derailed and on fire. it has lead to evacuations and environmental worries. jake ward shows us how firefighters are preparing. >> reporter: across america from its cities to most rural places firefighters like these are trying to figure out how they are going to deal with big, terrible fires like this. this is a derailment 43 cars came off of the tracks at a high rate of speed. right now six cars are in danger of exploding. this is not, however, a real fire. i mean it's real in the sense i can feel the heat on my back but this is a training facility
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administered by the federal rail rode administration and they train firefighters. this country is aiming to become the largest producer of oil by 2020 because of tar sands oil and the bakken fields. they are bringing oil from all over the country by rail to the places where it will be processed and used. and that creates incredible danger your typical firefighter does not know how to deal with this. you have to use a special high-tech knowledge foam which is very hard to come by your average rural fire department is not going to have that. and you have to use that foam in a way that these guys are learning to use right now. you have to cool down the tanks as they off gas and heat up they are at risk of explosion. the fire in canada killed 47 people when the tanks there exploded. and they are using new
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techniques like banking the foam off of the cars behind me or in some cases using a bank shot off of the ground to create almost a carpet of foam. if you aim foam right at the fire you spread it everywhere that's the worst thank you can do. the dangers of this are very very reel and very very knew. this course has only been offered for a couple of years, later we'll explore the new dangers, technology and implications of america's oil economy. what it means for fire and the potential for explosion across america. >> you can see jake's report at 8:00 pm eastern tonight. making olympic history. >> beijing. [ cheers and applause ] >> how that choice to host the 2022 games put china's capitol in a category all by itself. plus sold at auction, one of the rarest baseball cards dating
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back before players even wore glofs fetches a pretty penny. the story behind this piece of history.
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teens. the incredible journey continues. ♪
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police have now charged a 51 year old man after he drove his car into a barricade near the u.s. capitol building this morning. the zeidan crashed head on into the barrier at full speed. capitol police found no hazardous -- materials inside the car. beijing. [ cheers and applause ] >> yep, beijing becomes the first city to host both the winter and summer olympics. the chinese capitol was chosen over one other contender, the city of almaty in kazakhstan. as rob mcbride tells us the reaction in china was joyous. >> reporter: widespread satisfaction across china. when it was first announced that beijing was serious about bidding for the winter olympics
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it was treated with disdain in some quarters the city not being a natural winter sport location but as time has gone on and other more natural contenders have dropped by the wayside, there has been a growing realize accusation about how serious china has been about wanting these games, and a growing sense of the political will it has and the resources it can put in place to ensure that the facilities will be built and the snow-making infrastructure will be available. human rights groups had tried to prevent this decision arguing the human rights record in china has gotten worse in recent years and that china has not upheld the olympic principals it was meant to sign it's a up for in 2008 when it won the summer olympics. but the olympic committee probably the more persuasive argument was the fact of their
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commitment to staging another successful games. the 2016 summer olympics in rio are less than a year away but one key venue is not ready for competition, the waterways. kimberly halkett reports. >> reporter: this is the postcard image rio's organizers want for the 2016 sailing competition. but the bay is anything but picture perfect, bushish is strewn across the water. >> translator: organic rubbish is the main problem. we have almost 15 million people flushing the toilet every single day with no treatment. it's really serious. >> reporter: treatment plants exist to clean the water pouring in, but two aren't working and
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the rest run at half capacity. when the city made its olympic pitch it pledged to clean up the baby at least 80%. it now admits it will miss that mark by at least 50%. officials argue the fecal contamination in the bay meets international standards and is safe. >> i personally don't have a problem of it. i might have been sick from it once or twice before but nothing too bad that you are going to run away and not come back to it so i think no matter what it is going to be racing. >> we have been on the water at least 800 days and nobody got diarrhea or any infection or ill from sailing here on the bay. >> reporter: still eco boats have been dispatched to collect trash floating on the water's surface, but the state admits
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thef -- the effort is mostly cosmetic. >> translator: we need to use the olympic games for change. if it doesn't happen now, they will certainly forget the bay again. >> reporter: with the games still a year away that may already be the case the bay isn't cleaned up to competitor's satisfaction there are discussions underway to move some sails races to the open sea. the person behind the winning bid for the oldest-known baseball card remains a mystery today, but they paid a pretty penny for it. the card featuring the brooklyn atlantics sold for nearly $180,000. it dates back to the time of the civil war. john terrett introduces us to the woman who sold the card. >> someone on that side the fox
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family, i think had big ears so my brother and i were trying to guess. >> reporter: florence and i are looking at ears on the ancient baseball card we're trying to work out win is archibald, a relative of florences who played baseball in brooklyn. look for the big ears right? >> right. look for the big ears. >> could be him. he has got big ears. [ laughter ] >> this card was given to florence by her mom. it has been in the family for 155 years kept in their brooklyn home. >> she kept it in my grandfather's antique dresser. >> reporter: florence is a fan of geology, but her mom loved the game. and would tell stories about relatives who played like uncle archibald. >> to have something come out of the woodwork was extremely
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exciting. >> reporter: florence discovered the card was so valuable when she took it along to a genealogy class. >> i was jumping up and down and we were reading it that it said library of congress it's worth 50 to $500,000. and it's a very rare card. >> reporter: very rare indeed. >> this card was -- you know was created before the first drop of blood was shed in the civil war, so it's very interesting, and it's a seminal piece of baseball history and american history. >> reporter: baseball was quite different then the atlantics played bare handed without gloves and were champions. florence is hoping the sale of the card rakes in enough for her to live debt free for the first time in her life. >> it will be enough to take care of myself. because i'll be 75 october 14th. it takes a brick wall off of
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your back actually. >> reporter: her only regret is that her mother mildred is no longer here to see the sale of the card but she kept pushing before she died. >> i would put her in dead and give her a kiss good night, and she would say thank you for taking care of me and then she would go did we get the money yet? [ laughter ] former president george h.w. bush is sending a thank you, via social media. the 91 year old tweeted this thursday evening a week and a half after being released from the hospital: bush who has made several parachute jumps to mark his birthdays in the past fell in his home earlier this month suffering a broken bone in his neck. he is expected to make a full recovery. in that does it for us. i'm erika pitzi. the news continues next live
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from london. have a great day. ♪ >> this is al jazeera. >> you're watching the newshour live from al jazeera with me david foster. this is what we're looking at in detail in the next 60 minutes. a funeral of a palestinian killed in an arson attack. suspected to be behind it and the israeli prime minister calls it an act of terrorism. top investigator heads to france to check in on wreckage this could be from