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and we begin, again, with a staggering flow of migrants into europe. more than 364,000 refugees have arrived in europe so far this year. british prime minister david cameron says britain will take in refugees but only a certain number. buried with their mother in the town of kobani on the turkish border. and, hours earlier hundreds began walking in the direction of the austrian border. thousands of others are still stranded in the hungarian border town. jamjoomohammed jamjoom is here.
>> please let us leave screamed the syrian mother. she and her deart two of the dae few who escaped the conflict in syria. still refuse to leave the train that had stopped in hungary. when i asked them where they wanted to go, the answer was clear. >> germany germany. >> some wave their travel documents. others held up signs. where is humidit humanity wreed. implored the media to shine a light on their suffering. while hungarian riot police
prevented refugees from getting too close to the train. some asked 93 to share their stories. here, not you just babies clinging to their parents, girls and boys exhausted by the life of a refugee. water was exhausted but refugees said they needed much more. our view was obscured when the train drew up. fears grew and hundreds fled. a short distance away we came upon this. medics attempting to resuscitate a pakistani refugee. the medics have given up trying to resuscitate that refugee. we found out he was from pakistan. his brother is here as well. it's a terribly sad situation. we're just about a kilometer away from the train that the refugees had been on. a few hundred have since left and from what we've been told they're scattered all around
right now and the police are looking for them. back at the platform, tensions only rose as refugees were rounded up. taken off the train they believed would deliver them to freedom. put on these buses to a destinationto unknowdestination. to a future unknown. >> mohammed, good to see you, did to finally get a chance to talk to you. what is the latest where you are, what is happening there with the refugees? >> reporter: thanks tony. it is quite a sad scene here tonight. the standoff has finally come to an end. the train was boarded by police and the refugees were escorted off of that train. i can tell you the refugees i have spoken with in the last several hours are very worried. they don't know where they're
headed next. men, women and children were all rounded up and accompanied by riot police taken to the buses outside the main station we're at, put onto buses and the buses were driven off. we don't know where they're going. there is a rumor that they are headed to possibly a refugee cam that is very close by -- camp that is very close by. so much sadness. so much fear today. i was speaking to mothers that were worried about what's going to happen to their kids next. hundreds of refugees on the train tried to go into the field. brothers, pakistanis, tried to leave, one of them collapsed, medics tried ohelp him but he died. the stand has officially come to an end tony.
>> mohammed, sensitive area here. what are hungarian officials saying? the prime minister has referred to this as a armenian problem a. essentially say, don't come to hungary. >> as criticism has mounted on prime minister orban here from the eu and the international community, he still sounds defiant. he doesn't want rchtion coming here. refugees coming. if you don't want us here, why don't you let us get on these trains? that hasn't been answered. the parliament met today and they enacted new laws that would essentially make it easier to jail refugees for coming into this country illegally,
parliament's also going to meet an monday and we're expecting out of that session will come laws that will enable troops to go to the southern border with syria and help stem the tide coming from that border also. this is very worrisome for refugees i've spoken to all day. at one point in the evening this empty cargo train it rolled in, obscured all the journalist views of the refugees that were across the tracks this we have been speaking with all day and it seems as though the officials that are here on the scene don't want to talk to the media and they really want to hide what's going on and that's what's making it so much more worrisome for the refugees who have been taken away. >> mohammed, thank you, mohammed jamjoom. travel to the austrian border as andrew simmons saw
earlier, hundreds of frustrated families have made that travel on foot. >> this is an extraordinary thing, more like a marathon than a protest march. people with determination believe they can get to the border despite all the fear, such a sharp contrast where there is desperation and fear. however, there is an underlying feeling that this could go wrong, that police could stop them. they don't believe they can trust everyone in hungary, although people are giving them food and water. they are smiling. could they get to the border? could they be allowed across it? these aren't questions that are answered, but the important thing is they are moving and they believe they can make it. >> well, the latest numbers offer a stark perspective on the scale of the crisis that europe now faces. showing numbers, according to
the united nations the number of refugees arriving in europe have been spiking. refugee arrivals jump in april. so far more people have landed in europe this year than in all of 2014. the u.n. says 2800 people have died or gone missing while making the trip to europe this year. european union foreign ministers are meeting to discuss the crisis. they are trying to figure out what to do, with the hundreds of thousands of refugees already in europe. jacky rowland has more. >> reporter: pressure is really growing now on european union letters to come up with som -- leadersto come up with ct approach to the hundreds of thousands of refugees appearing in europe. the front line countries like italy and greece and hungary, struggling with all of these daily riervels prett arrivals p.
but the destination countries for those refugees haven't been coordinating their policies. it's difficult to see though how the leaders will be able to reach some kind of a common policy when you bear in mind the huge differences of opinion that exist across the european union. some countries like france and germany are saying we need to have an organized system for sharing the new arrivals throughout the new states. and then there is united kingdom who is very wary about taking in new numbers or reluctant or refusing to accept any kind of imposed quotas so that's position that we're at as eu ministers are due to meet on saturday to really try ofigure out some kind ever a common response to the crisis. >> okay, jacky rowland reporting for us. in yemen the deadliest attack on gulf forces since the
saudi led military campaign started at least 50 soldiers from the united arab emirates and bahrain, were killed by houthi rocket fire, hit a weapons depot, witnesses said they saw raging fires and plumes of smoke from that camp. king salman met with president obama today, a few months after an apparent snub by the saudi king who refused to attend the conference held by president obama. mike viqueria reports. >> it appeared to achieve the aims it was after. putting the relationship with descraid back on track. isaudi arabia back on track. president obama himself greeted king salman in the white house
drive. a sign the u.s. is eager to turn the page after a rough patch with relations. moments later, the two spoke of moving past iran's nuclear ambitions. >> we'll talk about effectively implementing the deal to ensure that iran does not have a nuclear weapon while counteracting its destabilizing activities in the region. >> reporter: with the sued nos now backing the iran deal, the focus is on curbing what both sides consider to be iran's destabilizing actions in the region. >> translator: our region must obtain stability, which are is essential for the area's people. >> the obama administration is reportedly considering a $1
billion arms sale to the saudis. >> saudis are always worried about their hard security. that's a concern for them. they're in a pretty insecure region, across the gulf supposed to reemerge from this shell it's been in for a long time. the saudis want to ffer first ad foremost, since saddam's invasion of kuwait in 1990. >> as the two leaders met, both backers and foes of the regime squared off on pennsylvania avenue. the source of the confrontation, the situation in yemen where the saudis are leading a bloody campaign against houthi rebels. growing humanitarian crisis as civilian casualties mount. accused houthis of using aid shipments to smug weapons and
intentionally bring on the crisis. >> the houthis in sanaa want to exacerbate the situation, when in fact their behavior is what is leading to these humanitarian clam advertise thacalamities. >> what has been known as the snub when king salman at the last minute cancelled the summit of gulf leaders called by mr. obama in may. at this point, the trip was moving on. >> both inflations are eager to put some of these differences behind them get back on a firmer footing and start you know, getting into a closer state of communication on strategic issues as well as energy market issues. >> reporter: and tony, the saudi foreign minister after that meeting that you saw, pronounced they are satisfied with the president's assurances
on the deal. contributing to stability and security in the region. tony. >> senior white house correspondent mike viqueria, thank you. another top democrat has come out against the deal, maryland senator ben cardon, says he is voting no. in an op ed in the washington post, cardon wrote the article that legitimizes, produce enough enriched fuel for a nuclear weapon in a short time. those who support the agreement need three more senators to block a resolution of disapproval. still defiant. what the county clerk in kentucky who refused to issue marriage licenses is saying from behind bars. plus, chicago hasn't seen a day this bloody in decades. what some mothers are doing to stop the violence.
kim davis's attorney says the licenses are not valid because she was not there to verify them. diane eastabrook reports. >> a crush of media wawted waitd outside before the clubhouse coe doorsd opened. doors opened. after signing their names yates and smith became the first gays ever in rowan county to get a marriage license. promised a federal judge on thursday they would abide by the
ruling to grant licenses to everyone including homosexuals. but his boss county clerk kim davis is still refusing. she is citing religious beliefs and is sitting in jail. even now rowan county is now complying with federal law, emotions are at a boiling point here. faced off over the courthouse lawn. >> jesus doesn't change. all this does is put the rath of god on the nation. >> they are not preaching love, they're preaching hate. >> while the county clerk remains inside the jail, her husband is outside.
>> how long will she stay? >> as long as it takes. i back her 150%. >> outside groups have been raising money for davis's legal expenses. a group held a press conference outside the jail where davis is held. >> she will remain the clerk of rowan county, she has no intention to step down because she loves her people and loves the job and she intends to serve them well and she already has done that. >> reporter: rowan county is already in compliance with the law but two other county clerks say they won't issue marriage licenses to gay couples. but it is a reaction. >> happy, i'm very happy, very
proud. >> the couple intends to marry within the next month. >> a lot of this depended on when we got it. >> day 1 of the county clerk's office issuing these licenses. some are waiting for media to die down. before they get one. diane eastabrook, al jazeera, moorehead county, kentucky. the dow closed 272 points down. one pretty strange reason, the latest encouraging monthly report from the labor department. so let's look at this. the unemployment rate hits a seven year low, that's good news, right? the unemployment rate is at 5.1%. that's good news, right? but wall street didn't like the news. ali velshi is here. explain to me. >> there are a couple of things,
i'll tell you wall street didn't like it because it's created a whole lot of quooufertio confust what the fed will do in october. lowest as you said in seven years rate of unemployment, that's great when we are talking about the 10% of a few years ago. the figure is not important. the denominator changes all the time. what is important is the number of jobs added every month. 173,000 net new jobs were added. the added jobs subtracting the loslost jobs, not bad, but compd to, the fact that they were expected to be higher.
is job creation slowing k a, and b, is a slowing economy and the fed an the economy, for two reasons, the market gave it up again today. >> so i'm looking at some of these numbers, i don't know what to make of this is why i bring it to you. 94 million americans not in the labor force job participation rate. the lowest since 1977 and a record number of women not working. what's happening really in the labor force? >> this is the important point. you and i yesterday talked about there's this gig economy, part time freelancer economy. 5% unemployment rate doesn't mean 95% of the people are working. in truth there's something called the labor force participation rate and that is the percentage of people who could be working who are ability to work. meaning you're not ilt incarcer,
that's the lowest point in decades. either in the workforce or actively looking for work. there is this whole other subset whjust not in it, the economy ss it's not worth it for me. the money i'll get for a job is less than what i'll get for public assistance, we have an aging population, these are the baby boomers in many cases they have retired. they could have worked longer but maybe they've chosen to retire at 55 or 60. there are some valid reasons why that rate goes down but consistently this rate has been low for the last 10,15 years or so. so remember every first friday of a month when you look at unemployment numbers the first thing you look at is 5 much 8%, chuck that out the window.
the 173,000 net new jobs created, you don't want to see a number below 150,000 but higher than 200,000 is more important, but the labor force participation rate doesn't move in big jumps every month but you want to see it angling upward and we're not seeing that right now. >> absolutely. okay ali what else are you looking for the big show tonight? >> human trafficking, we did a series for people who are found, children who are trafficked on backpage dom. we'll talk to natalie, two people who said they were trafficked on backpage.com. they can proceed with a lawsuit against backpage.com alleging the website enabled their
funeral of texas deputy darren goforth today. the officer was shot execution-style while fueling his patrol car last week. some in law enforcement blame his death on heightened antipolice sentiment. robert ray is in houston and he joins us there. robert, we were on the air as the ceremony was going on and that was a really, really moving ceremony. >> it was so moving and so silent whether we were on the air. one of the more impactful events i've ever covered to tell you the truth tony. police choppers, 21 gun salute, thousands inside and outside, a grieving widow and her two children and overall, tony, a hard day in houston. [ bagpipes ] >> thousands packed this
auditorium to honor the passing of this harris county sheriff's dew point goforth. struggling to find a motivate. some believe the attack was exphierinspired by antipolice r. >> evil now takes the initiative and attacks someone, because they just happen to be wearing the blue. >> but in the wake of goforth's murder an outpouring of support. people from the community and fellow officers from across the country lined the streets and filled these seats. >> i am deeply moved. i'm so deeply thankful to every single human being, every officer every citizen who reached out. >> roland de los santos grew up with the deputy. >> he was well loved by his family, the public and even the people he had to arrest and put
in jail because that was darren. >> schaeffer ron hickman stood - sheriff john hikman stod close by. >> i will not stand silently and say, what a shame. what i will do is bring justice and mercy to our citizens, i will not abandon them or allow them to be weakened because we had one of us taken from mook ag them. >> boyhood friend's parting message? >> he will be missed, i'm going to miss him greatly. >> weighed heavily against the strains of mournful bagpipes. tony, described by harris county sheriff hickman as one of the good guys, goforth was it seemed
like everyone who came out there today had good memories of the deputy and good thoughts. amazing outpouring here in houston and we should note that shannon miles, the alleged killer who supposedly shot him 15 times at that gas station will have a court hearing october 5th. we still don't know a motive for the citle killing, tony. >> a violent summer on the streets of chicago. an 8th victim, 9th died of an apparent accidental shootings. it was the most sever number of shootings in chicago. since the first of the year 1983 shooting victims and 324 deaths.
everlooyce mccullough joins me from chicago this evening. everloyce thank you for joining me. >> thank you for shining a light on this issue. >> of course. we are doing a lot and we are devoting a lot of time in our coverage week, to our coverage month. what do you think when you hear that chicago has just had its deadliest day in 12 years? what do you think when you hear that? >> well, tony, it's definitely heartbreaking to me as a mother and a grandmother. it's heartbreaking. but we're actually trying to make a difference. >> right, right. >> and i think where we're stationed at and from our vantage point we actually are.
>> so everloyce what are you doing? what is the message you are sending out putting out to the young people in the chicago neighborhoods? >> okay, what we're actually doing i like to think is building community. because in chicago, and probably in other places across the country, so many of our communities are in disarray. i think new york times actually did an article, something about a million men being missing. >> right. >> but mothers and men, we're coming together. we actually have lawn chairs, barbecue grills, and we go out and we feed the neighborhoods. >> yeah. >> physically and metaphorically speaking. because people are just hungry. hungry for -- >> what are they hungry for?
what do they want? what are they missing? what are they hungry for? >> okay, it's our communities, they've been rac ravaged, dehumanized. i heard the piece about the police officer you know in your last segment. >> right. >> it's not an us against them. we don't -- i wouldn't judge the bad actions of one police officer, i wouldn't generalize that to all police officers. and by the same token, i don't think our entire community should be characterized or -- >> everloyce i get that. >> away we did is basically treat the youth there in the neighborhood, we treat them like human beings and guess what? they behave like human beings. >> so let me pick up on that. some will tell you, in spite of
the work you're doing, that these kids, and some of these chicago neighborhoods, are hardened to violence. it's all they know at this point in their young lives. it is second nature to them, it is around them and these kids represent a lost generation of young people filled with rage who don't know how to process anger who don't know how to process disappointment in life, who don't know how to process set backs. what do you say? >> i would wholeheartedly disagree with that. because what we're doing on the corner, on one of the arguably one of the worst streets in the city of chicago, we're seeing lives being changed. we're seeing young men, in particular, when they're treated like human beings, when they're
treated with respect, they respect us. and they respect themselves. so i mean, when you write off a whole generation, that just makes no sense to me. because i have teenage grandchildren. and i refuse to say that this generation is hopless so -- >> everloyce i want to get one more in here. let me ask a very pointed question. these killings are happening in black communities in chicago. here we are sitting together, black news anchor, a black woman in her community who's doing all she can. what is it going to take for black people to get control of this problem, and to solve it once and for all? >> well, tony, i'm definitely old-school. and i know we had it at one time, and i'm sure if we had it at one time, it's possible to
reclaim it. and it's all about community. it's all about building community. because these are shattered lives. we've had young men that come to us and once we gain their trust, they tell us things like nobody has ever did this for me before. just simple things. just, we have a hashtag there, everything free. free hugs. free food. everything is free. so i mean, these especially -- >> so you're doing it love and compassion, old school, love and compassion everyone in the neighborhood it takes a village, everyone looking out for everyone else, neighbors kids and on down the street. >> that's true. we're parenting each other's children. the oldest person on that block is 90 years old and she comes out on the block. she gets out she interacts,
before we came to that block, people were behind their doors. they didn't -- they didn't want to bring their kids out, we're seeing kids being kids. we're seeing people that may be labeled by some as thugs or belonging to street organizations. instead of using handguns, they're using super-soakers, they're throwing water balloons at each other. >> everloyce, i need to see pictures of that. >> come out. >> thank for the invitation. she's head of mothers against senseless violence. thank you for coming. >> thank you tony. turned a spotlight on the city and much of the attention has been negative. that may be changing thanks to the hard work of people who still believe in baltimore.
adam may joins us. adam. >> hi, tony. both you and i have roots in baltimore, we know the troubles in this city run deep. poverty and drug addiction. many people see a hopeless situation but on the ground there are many stories of inspiration. some innovative ideas from people who are trying to save baltimore. [ drilling ] >> i didn't think i was going to be able to do it but i love it. it was challenging. something i've never done before. >> reporter: bernadette recently celebrateher first anniversary working in ... deconstruction. tearing down some of baltimore's vast stretches of abandoned row houses. >> just the drills is not as easy as some people think. >> reporter: the 52-year-old woman from east baltimore didn't plan on working in deconstruction. she was a teacher's assistant.
until the evils of the streets and the temptation to make quick cash ruined her life. >> how did you become unemployable? >> i was working in the school system then i got into selling drugs, again. and didn't go back to work. and then i started using. >> what kind of drugs? >> heroin. >> heroin? >> yes. >> she decided to go clean but like hundreds of other ex-felons in baltimore, she found herself hampered by a criminal record. it took her years to land this job, part of a program called details run by humana. >> no one would hire you? >> no. >> she leaves her house early to make it to work by 7:30.
walking through streets ravaged by drugs and joblessness, lined by abandoned homes. some of the 16,000 empty rots in baltimore. -- empty property in blower. >> the end is taking down houses is what we're after. >> max was drawn to the details program. seeing a city in need of radical urban renewal. >> if you have these dual problems of high unemployment, and poverty and you have vacancy, our approach working with the city has been well let's solve one of these problems with the other. >> reporter: once part of the problems with baltimore buxon is now repairing it. one brick at a time. very strong lady there. the details program has been so successful, they have tripled the number of employees in just
the last couple of years. and tony, get this: the vast majority of these workers are ex-felons, many with long histories, who weren't able to get a job until a program like this came along. >> you know, baltimore is a city with plenty of problems and suffering from a record homicide rate. safety is so important in any city. in baltimore what are officials doing about it? >> the homicide records, three months of random homicides, and just moments ago the mayor and the police department they were holding a prayer vigil hoping for peace this labor day weekend. but we also spoke to the city's health commissioner, a really interesting woman by the name of lena wen. rhodes scholar. came to baltimore saying, this
is where i want to practice public health. the problems are so severe. she is teaming up with convicted drug dealers, trying to urge a quell in the violence. in a few pockets it's worked. they are announcing the expansion of that program. >> the heroin epidemic is bad in baltimore, as we both know. how bad sit adam? >> still labeled the heroin capital in america. the area is averaging one heroin death a day. they want to teach doctors how to use this amazing drug, to solve the heroin epidemic. one other idea that she is
putting into force here now is 24 hour walk in emergency treatment programs. so you don't have to go to a hospital. you don't have to wait until the morning. there will be a treatment program available 24 hours to people in baltimore. we'll see how that works. >> i can't wait to see your reporting. adam may, thank you. the special edition of dadges al jazeera america, saving baltimore. hillary clinton told msnbc, she is sorry about all the confusion over her e-mails. she will not apologize for using her server. and tepid support for the iran nuclear deal. >> i believe that the agreement is not perfect. it is by no means some kind of validation of iran, you know, my view is don't trust, and verify. but it is a very important step,
and it is better than the alternatives. >> and mrs. clinton also told donald trump's surging candidacy, a bad development for our american political system. meantime, trump has a new media target. he is calling conservative talk show host, hugh hewitt a third rate radio announcer after huett asked him certain questions. >> how about al julani and al baghdadi do you know the players without a scorecard donald trump? >> honestly by the time we get to office they'll all be changed, they'll all be gone. i knew you were going to ask me questions like this. there's no reason. number 1 i will hopefully find general douglas mcarthur in
>> now, to a very personal journey for a member of our al jazeera family. this is really fun. roxana saberi traveled to japan to cover the 70th anniversary of the attacks on that area. roxana. >> now, i was able to live in my father's native country, iran, but now this was the first time i was back to my mother's native country, japan. >> these are the customs and the high speed trains i remember from my previous trips to japan. my mom sent me here three times to get in touch with my japanese
heritage. i often neglected it growing up in north dakota because i wanted to fit in. the last time i was here teaching english to junior high school students. i saw things this time i didn't see before. more young people asserting their individualality. individuality. i learned more of the nuances of being a hasu in japan. i never knew that being half black in japan, was more difficult than being half japanese in iran. after speaking of supporters of america's military presence in japan and those against it. ♪ >> we're supposed to write messages of peace and hope on parchment like this. >> what i feel most strongly on this trip is that despite our
differences, part of one humanity. >> to offer hope to those killed by the atomic bomb, hopefully this will resonate somewhere in the world. >> our team was able to travel if hiroshima to tokyo. >> what does your mom think of you going back to japan. >> i thought you were going to ask that. where did you get those socks? >> she did? >> no, i thought you were going to ask me that. i hadn't been back for so long. and when i was a child she tried teaching me some japanese, there she is with my dad, another sock picture is coming up somewhere but she was so excited she called all my relatives and it
happened to be this festival where people had the holidays. >> were you able to put them in contact? >> they all got together. >> roxana, appreciate it. make sure you watch, journey to japan. 9:30 eastern, 6:30 pacific. >> tennessee judge refusing to allow a straight couple to get a divorce based on the supreme court ruling on gay marriage. outside trump tower, a hispanic couple harassed outside. hillary clinton mate a trip to puerto rico today. is and the unmistakable style of al hirschfeld.
we'll have that story in a few minutes. >> thank you. athletes from nearly 2 dozen countries are now taking part in the world fry style kayaking championships in eastern canada. who ever heard of such a thing? daniel lak joined them for some flips and spins. >> free style kayakers give names to the waves they ride. that curling wet and wild monster throwing the kayaker here, it is called the garbo-retor. the judges perched high and dry on the river bank know what precise maneuvers they want to see on the water. >> film turns, mcnastys,. >> these tricks need to be very demanding. you need to be at the right angle, right speed, right place,
and execute it properly to really zero in and get those points. >> canada's joe kowalski is a tournament favorite. he grew up down the road, his father helped organize the competition. what does it take to be a champion? surprisingly, almost anyone can do it. >> you don't have to be like the hulk to do this stuff. upper body strength might come from doing it but it is absolutely not a requirement. all you need do is have a love for having fun and being outside. and a couple of key techniques and you can learn how to do this. >> reporter: ll this ialthouga fantastic spectator sport, there's only way to do it, do it yourself. being a neophyte, i call on an expert. >> i can't comment on that. >> let's try.
sadly alas it's not for everyone. we did manage to run the top of the rapids and then -- free style kayaking is truly international. most continents have wild rivers. 29 countries are represented here. but expensive equipment and travel and visa challenges almost kept the only african team at home until they applied for help on a crowd funding website. >> we don't have enough money to fund everyone on the team. then so happy and excited in seven hours all people all over the world they came up and they collected enough money for me and enough money for the team. >> it wasn't easy for spectators either to get to a remote river bank to watch all this fun. but many did, a thousand or more over the week. it all bodes well for a bid for the sports governing body, to make this antics and spectacular
>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm airpor erica pitzi in for jn siegenthaler. license to marry. same sex couples in one kentucky county celebrate as the county clerk digs in. the world watches as thousands of refugees pour into europe. tonight the unfolding crisis and the demands for action. safe haven. we take you to baltimore whe