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migration bringing hundreds of thousands of refugees from the shores of europe. it is a universal hang wij, and where it can, it will shine a spotlight in the suffering of millions. >> i'm richelle carey in new york. >> reporter: this is al jazeera america, i'm andy dalton del walte walters, with the top story - show of support. refugees fleeing violence. [ chanting ] from europe to new york, hundreds gather in lower manhattan to do more to help refugees here. visiting the injured. saudi's king travelling to mecca after the deadly crane collapse. >> i don't think this person should have a badge or a gun. >> tennis star james blake
speaking out a deeper look at the tech industry, dominated by white or asian men, what is being done to diversify the workforce. thousands of refugees looking for a safe place to call home. rallies around the world. [ chanting ] demanding more of the victims of war be welcomed with open arms. desperate journeys, it's the top story. >> angry protesters taken to the streets across europe and the united states. the government is accused of being racist and inhumane. protesters saying not enough is being done. we have team coverage, beginning
with barnaby phillips, at a large rally in london. >> reporter: it's a simple, heart-felt messages that refugees are welcome in britain. the mood was festive, the crowd optimistic that by coming out in large numbers they can shame their government into taking in more refugees, and, in particular, syrians fleeing conflict. >> germany and sweden is taking in more than their fair share. i believe as a country of our size and wealth we should take in the same number of refugees. >> basically, i want people to treat me well if i happen to flee england. so that's why i'm here, really. >> this was piccadilly in central london. it took an hour for the crowd to march past our position. the british government argues it gives more in foreign aid to help syrian refugees than any other country in europe.
the thousands of people coming out in central london say emphatically that that is not enough, and britain should do more an impressive turn out doesn't mean the crowd is representative of britain as a whole. many british people feel the country has taken in too many immigrants in recent years. the prime minister david cameron will want to be in step with public opinion on the refugee crisis. for all the passion on the streets he may feel he's done enough to placate his critics in madrid, they are demanding further. so far they have promised to take in an unspecified number of refugees. men, women and children. in poland the government banning a protest planned by demonstrators who are against the country's decision to take in refugees, instead a
prorefugee rally was held. some eastern bloc countries are treating the quote like animals. demonstrators calling on president obama to let for enter the country, courtney kealy was at the rally. many say it's not enough. chant chant >> reporter: hundreds of people gathered in new york city on seat in solidarity with the syrian refugees. a lone protestors stood far from the crowd, but those rallying made their feelings clear. that president bashar al-assad and i.s.i.l. must be tweeted, -- tweeted, and the u.s. must let many more syrian refugees into the u.s., than the 2,000 resettled here since 2011. the obama administration says they'll accept up to 10,000 syrian refugees per fiscal year, which starts this october. people say it's not nearly enough.
many fear retribution by the bashar al-assad regime against family members in syria if they speak up, but tell me privately details about families divided by war and under siege by the assad regime and i.s.i.l. >> i want to got and see my mother, who is waiting for me. >> reporter: this man came to the u.s. with his father and brother. his parents divorced 18 years ago. >> syrians in general, they have a unique love of the homeland. no one wants to leave. >> his mother and stepbrother are trapped in raqqa. >> the first thing that i ask them, syrian refugees, what is number one goal, what do you want to happen in this life. >> the number one answer is i want to go to syria, i want to see my family. i want to go by the beach. i want to eat falafel and
hummus, i want to visit my father's grave. that is what the syrian people want. >> he serves as a public voice of many syrians too afraid for their families to speak publicly. >> i tell the u.s. government you need to do more also tonight - al jazeera talked about michelle, the president of refugees international, and he says any refugee with hopes of coming to america has a long road ahead. >> the u.s. has very structured resettlement programme. it's been operating for years. the vetting system is thorough, sometimes we find it is too long. to have a serious vetting process is important to maintain the credibility of the system. the time it will begins, taking
a year, if not more, in some cases. now to hungary where we have seen some of the best and worst when it comes to the treatment of refugees there. the latest - the hungarian government passing a law to stop refugees from crossing the borders. beginning on tuesday, anyone caught illegally coming into the country will be arrested. andrew simmonds filed this update. this used to be a squalid refugee settlement at the railway station, now it's a one-stop shop. if you look over there every type of produce or product is available, all donated to the public. over here you see clothing available to refugees. along side it, there's all sorts of food stuffs, fresh produce from farms, all of it free to the refugees. as far as the train service goes now, it's getting more and more difficult to get to austria and
germany. they can get domestic trains to the border towns, there's no international train service. so what is happening now, people are using trains here, there are large crowds, they are moving on quickly, and some are going by bus or car or taxi to the border. but the numbers are moving more quickly. that is concerning some people in germany and some in austria, particularly bavaria politicians. it's a mixed message now. there's a lot of concern about what the government is planning to do on the 15th. it's only a few days away. and they could turn refugees back on the border of serbia next week al jazeera will air coverage of the refugee crisis, monday 7:00p.m. p 4:00p.m. pacific. we'll have a latest and look at refugee resettlement here in the u.s. officials say wind custodies
caused a train collapse. it happened in a holy site killing 107 people. saudi arabia's king travelled to mecca. they went to the scene, some injuries so severe. the number of dead will rise. we have more on the investigation so far. >> hundreds of people were inside the grand mosque when tonnes of construction machinery came crushing down. as the crane toppled over it broke through the roof of the building. underneath hundreds were praying. they stood no chance of escape. from the other side grainy images give an idea of the stormy whether outside. you can just see how far the crane arm fell. and the panic people people felt outside the mosque.
people inside couldn't see it coming. a witness that spoke to al jazeera on the phone shortly after said he almost died. >> i escaped it narrowly. no one had a clue what happened. it's compared to a bomb blast. >> emergency crews were dealing with dead and injured for hours. >> translation: the incident happened at 5:23p.m. due to the rain and wind speed as high as 83km. it caused the crane to collapse, causing death and injuries. >> many gathered for the hajj pilgrimage. it's the busiest time of the year in mecca. saudi authorities say they launched an investigation. >> i would like to convey the condolences of the custodian of the two holy mosque and the
crown prince to the families involved in the incident. >> there's construction all around the grand mosque. cranes surround the complex, part of a million expansion project. the sheer number of people converging on mecca create security and logistical changes. in the past that's resulted in deadly stampedes. safety measures have been upgraded. the incident may have happened during high winds and rains it could cause a look at construction work at this site. the saudi authorities are taking the incident seriously. at the same time they say hajj is going as planned it's been more than serch months since a migrant farm worker was shot and killed by police in pascoe washington. the prosecutor declined to bring charges against the officers. this weekend organizers are calling for protests in the victim's name. katherine is in pascoe. what are they hoping to achieve.
>> it can be summed up in one word. justice for antonio. what it means to the protesters is some kind of accountability by three police officers that shot and killed him seven months ago. the group marched to the spot where the shooting occurred. organizers were demonstrated by the low turn out. it's tough to sustain the momentum, but for those who are here. the hurt is fresh, the memory is fresh, and for antonio's family. his aunt remembered the incident. expressing deep frustration. >> the police could have seen that all he had was a rock. you think it's possible that he could have killed three police officers, ones that gave chase with a rock. why did they shoot him in the leg, why did they shoot him in
the foot, why didn't they disaible him? >> reporter: frustration compounded by the decision not to charge the officers. the community has not given up hope. the governor of washington ordered the attorney-general to conduct his own review, and they are confident that that at a higher level will lead to the justice, accountability that they seek, the department of justice and local police department are involved in reviewing the issue. despite the disappointment earlier this week, it's not wight over yet, and they'll continue to press. criminal charges are one thing, but the bottom line is a man is dead. has there been anything in the way of an apology that was offered to the family, words saying we are sorry that he lost his life. >> i've not heard anything like that. this has been going around, and they have been asking for this
for months. there are two civil lawsuits in the case. his parents in mexico filed a civil suit for about $4.8 million in damages. and his ex wife and children filed another suit seeking $25 million. if there is no criminal penalty, there may be civil charges ahead. >> katherine barrett from pascoe, washington police were talking to a man in connection with a shooting in phoenix arizona. police are calling him a person of interest. the 19-year-old is not the prime suspect. the shooting has occurred along the interstate 10. no one has been killed. but there has been an injury on capitol hill, the battle continues. ali velshi tells us the president is likely to win this
round. >> reporter: president barack obama a practically assured of getting his way on the nuclear deal, the administration netted with iran and five other world powers, after democrats in the united states senate blocked republicans from introducing a resolution of dis of disapproval aimed at killing the deal. senate mitch mcconnell promised to reintroduce the resolution, it's likely to be blocked. the political manoeuvring for the president to avoid a veto will add to the divide. we'll see more as congress approaches a september 30th deadline to extend the funding of the federal government. iran will rape benefit in 2016, -- reap economic benefits in 2016 by curbing the programme in return for a lifting of sanctions. ultimately, that is why the iran parliament will approve the deal, despite a debate on merits mirroring the one in u.s. congress. i was in iran as the deal was being concluded and every iranian with whom i spoke
supported dialling the country's nuclear programme back, if sanctions are lifted. iranians are suffering from inflation. iranian oil has been cut off from global consumers. that will change. iran will have to contend with oil prices that have been cut in half. over the last year and a half. iran's economy will see positive change. don't expect the diplomatic dualling from washington and tehran to end soon you can see ali velshi "on target", every week night 10:30 eastern on al jazeera america european leaders say significant progress has been made in settling the conflict between ukraine and russia. that is how germany's foreign minister categorized a meeting in berlin, meeting with counterparts from russia, france and kiev. russia is close to an agreement pulling back the weapons
separating ukraine and separatist eastern ukraine. they agreed not to lay down landmarks and work to clear the ones laid down. >> coming up, blacks and hispanics making up a fraction of the tech world, a fast-growing field in america. next we talk about a nonprofit giving teens a head start in learning the business. also, firefighters battling a massive wildfire in california, and a death toll after a chain reaction explosion at a packed restaurant in india.
it's saturday night and time to take a deeper look. tonight the tech industry and the lack of diversity. silicon valley has been criticized for not having women and minorities in the workforce. changing that could mean changing school curriculums. affordable care act introduces us to someone trying to make a difference. >> he has a mohawk and big ideas. she stands out on the crowded streets of new york. he's 17, entering a senior year in high school. i met up with him near the end of a summer internship at the microsoft offices. i thought teenagers slept all day. >> that's only on the weekend.
>> reporter: this job is not about fetching coffee or sharpening pencils. >> i'm part of the team, i'm helping out making templates and deploys sequences on to the networks. i like the creative side of it where you have an idea and you can excuse it as quickly as you come out with the idea. >> when you are ready we can go in, add the database and hook it up. >> reporter: zavier is working with an architect at microsoft. he's learning to create a complex website for a business. he earnt his internship through a nonprofit called all-star code. immersing teens of colour in a programme, focussing an computer science classes and offers access to companies like microsoft. >> tell me why is there a need for a programme like all-star
code. >> the technology sector is a gas growing industry. blacks and latinos make up less than 10% of the sector. >> part of the solution to changing the ratio is getting students started early. >> i found i was in love with tech and coding. >> reporter: microsoft sees the need to reach students, a reason it's teaming up with all star. companies are working to hire minorities. the other challenge is curriculum. science and technology, engineering and mathematics, known as stem education. >> we referred to that here at microsoft. there's a gap in skills and education that we are hoping to bridge. >> a study commissioned by google shows 67% of parent believe computer science should be required learning.
75% of prince plls say the -- principals say the schools don't offer coding or programming. do you think they teach enough computer science in schools? >> not really. >> do you think if more teenagers, kid, had the chance to take coding or computer science, do you think they'd like it? >> i think so. >> it's fun. technology is playing a large role in the u.s. economy. you don't have to look far for examples. facebook and uber turning into multibillion companies, translating to high paid jobs. according to the bureau of statistics, 2020. 1 million jobs will go unfilled. when you look at where is all of the innovation happening, it's happening within technology and software engineering. coding is a big part of that. >> xavier learnt a lot about
tech and himself. this school year he's hoping to get a job teaching others to code. the all-star code could not be happier. extremely proud, but it speaks to the quality of young men that we attract. they want to pay it forward and teach men and women about coding. >> reporter: his message is simple but powerful. if you give 100% into what you want to do. definitely has to do it. if you continue to work at it, you'll get it. >> reporter: xavier's got it not to mention rocking that mohawk. christopher is an associate professor in mathematics. science and technology teaches at university, and kate is an officer at untap and former president of girls in tech. if he had to give the fortune
500 companies a grade when it comes to diversity, what would it be? >> it would be d or f. >> they say they are trying? >> sometimes trying is not good enough. the reality is until the point where they were almost forced to showcase the diversity in the offices, we don't know anything about it. in the last two years, they were forced because of the general conversation to talk about diversity. statistics were appalling. we have less than 5% population of workforce. the inequities when it comes to gender is awful. the fact that they are working towards it by no means mean you get an a for effort. is he being extreme or accurate. >> no, i would say that's spot on. it's a move in the positive direction. i think it was definitely forced in some ways.
there are some good companies out there. they understand the benefits. diversifying major players, that really have traditionally abysmal rates on all these. twitter recently suggested that they were going to raise their female employees by 1%, and when we hear that number, we say 1%. that's good. that is enough. >> you say it's an issue of gender, it shouldn't be gender for gender sake. they saw a 1% change. what gives. that's not much. >> it's not much. i understand that there's a lot that goes behind it. there are h.r. processes, hiring processes, that sort of thing. but if companies are able to actually sit down and understand truly that it's not simple
about, it is positive to have gender or racial or what have you equity, but there are several real concrete well researched, well-reported positives that come with that. women in leadership. companies are known for actually the bottom line, it looks a little better. you have women in leadership or in boards. there are real concrete bottom line benefits. >> you write use of colour always positioned as consumers, not creators. do you think more people of colour, if they knew that, there would be fewer consumers when it comes to some tech companies that we are talking about. in the old days it used to be the boycott worked. but how do you boycott google or facebook. >> we are at a point of time where we are so inundated with technology, it's a part of the livelihood, it's almost impossible to extract that out
of common exchange. for example, if a young person or group of people of colour decided not to use technologies marketed to be used or port of the company, we wouldn't be able to function. in this instance, if you extract yourself from the use of technology, you are embargoed. it's a necessary evil. it's been ensuring that folks know that you are more than a consumer, this is where the conversation needs to shift. beyond use of colour, folks making decisions. it has to ensure that they reverse that reality. big tech companies like intel are putting in plans to diversify the workforce. lars week they said 20% were women. this year intel says they doubled that. let me oosk you this. is it that they are trying or is
it that there aren't qualified candidates to fill the positions? and i say that with sarcasm in my vice. i have heard the same's over the last four decades in industries from automotive and now to tech. >> i think that they are trying. i disagree that there is a lack of talent. however, i would say there's a gap in the pipeline. that is happening. the pipeline is getting - for the case of this conversation, women in front of the companies, understanding the jobs. many of those companies - goggle has an internal referral system. they work highly on employees referring. oftentimes this jumps over external efforts they might have. nowadays there are more of the hiring managers that are going out to things like bootcamps,
perhaps to an organization like all star. the pipeline, that's were there may be a cap. the tech talent is there. >> when i taught on the college level. i was surprised most of my stunts lacked what they needed. that was imagination. how do you have a microsoft or google. parents are screaming all my child did from grade 3 to high school was getting ready for a test. >> that is right. the last question about the issue of qualification. we can have a conversation about whether that means credentials, and the peressential that is if a person is ceden shalled, it means they have a qualification to be successful in signs, technology, engineering and mathematics. xavier was an example of a young person that did not have a high school diploma, and would be engaged in a critical way. >> let me push lack and put this
on the backs of the students. if i'm a student and i see bill gates, and i see facebook and i see twitter and i see all these people, these.com gaz illion airs, i want to be like them. shouldn't i bone up on what i can do. it is on the internet. >> i don't see those people. i see the technology that is it marketed. i see that it's not one. the second thing is i don't see the people who look like me. if there's an absence - you can't become something you don't see yourself as. you don't become someone. realms of possibility. >> there are no african-american broadcasters on television when i started my career. where does the challenge come from. the exceptionalism of being the one. it's a problematic issue, we have to understand we have folks
successful in spite of the scenarios, and those folks are not the hard and fast wall. they are the anomaly. for the young people also, the idea of a path to success requires folks like you, who was that one person, to reach back up and showcase examples and exemplars. and we today have an absence of folks willing to take on the roles. >> i want to take on the graphics. gallop found the 25% of students from 7 through 12 had no access to the classes. are we pointing things at silicon valley. >> i think it's dual purpose, the k to 12 educational system is difficult in the schools to be vastly changing outside of what has become core curriculum, to add a lot of these opportunities, i am seeing,
however, many of the schools are partnering with outside non-profits, to be able to offer, even if it's after school or a weekend programme. to get in there. it may not be a class in the 8 period of the day, i think some schools are trying to get out there, and try to add it in. they do understand the importance, and making the extension from the regular plans in technology courses. >> let me push back on you. every decade. there's the warnings that one group or another is falling behind in one sense or another. be it a majority group. they are falling behind in japan, yet we crank out the industries. i'll ask you. should more onus be placed on the backs of the students? >> that is a tough thing. if you recall yourself as a
little schooler or a high schooler. there's a lot of factors that go into motivation. there's teachers, extracurricular activities that they have. if you find what happened drives you during that time, i think that it's important. i'm a believer that during that time it takes a little bit of supportive encouragement to kind of understand what your opportunities are. i don't see necessarily your normal 7th grader saying "i need to go and i need to take coding classes on the side so i can do that. i think there's so many factors there. >> christopher, associate professor at columbia university and kate, the cco of untapped and the former president of girls in tech. thank you for being with us. >> coming up on al jazeera america - he was tackled and
i believe that the majority of police officers do great work. they are heroes. this person doesn't belong in that same sentence with the heroes doing the right kind ever police work. >> that is former tennis star james blake taking amount at an undercover cop that tackled him in new york city. blake wants the city of new york to fire him. >> i don't think this person should have a badge or a gun again. and i don't think it's too much to arriving. they had five civil complaints in four years, which 90% of the police force have. the surveillance video has been broadcast, spoke n undercover officer tackling and slamming james blake on to the sidewalk,
in front of a hotel in manhattan. blake was handcuffed in a case of mistaken identity. the officer thought blake was the suspect of a fraudulent wing. >> i never raised my arms or ran or did anything that was confrontational. or added in to the fact that the suspect had a nonviolent criminal, there's no reason for this in any way. >> reaction to the video was swift. new york city police commissioner william bratton announcing the officer has been placed on desk duty, acknowledging excessive force may have been used. >> we are anxious to talk to them and extend an apoll did i. >> it's been made clear that they aapologise. i am sure it's not the first
time of police brutality. the commissioner urged caution, noting that the undercover officer showed two pictures looking like blake. blake is not buying it, vowing to continue speak the out until the n.y.p.d. does more to end what he calls police brutality. what happened to me probably would have been attempted to be swept under the rug if there wasn't a video to show awe obvious and egregious the action was. >> now, the officer that tackled blake was the suspect of four complaints in 2013. he was named in two federal civil rights lawsuits in queens that same year. >> it's called urban sheemed, an event that is taking place every year. it showcased the latest in law enforcement equipment.
some same it's a showcase that needs to be shut down. we explain why the federally funded trade expo draws in law enforcement from across the country. the military supports it. al jazeera visited in the wake of unrest. since then a parade of high profile shootings released concern over the militarization of police. >> this is an armoured vehicle from the city's police department. an champ of what is making some uncomfortable, a perception that there's a militarization of law enforcement. people will say that the trade show is not just about guns and weapons, but providing products to first responders, and natural disasters. >> it is the world's largest tactical exercise.
encompassing medical fire and bog squads. indeed, the other exercises. in this train scenario terrorists attacked the hospital. a squad team comes in to the rescue, the threat that local police point to to justify military grade assets. >> people are concern pd. should they be concerned. is there a perception or misconception of militarization of police. >> of course there is. in fact, that's a sad reality. it's a shame that it has come to this. the fact of the matter is police don't get to say we are not going to do to that call. this guy has a high power weapon, people say no, you have to go. >> not everyone agrees. last year the city of oakland hosted urban shield.
public pressure forced officials to drop the event. it's held in the city of press ants tonne. half an hour's ride away. they want urban shield shut down. >> a lot of the reasons black people are murdered by police are not because of that. >> it is unlikely to go away second. >> still ahead - tragedy in india, an explosion in a crowded restaurant killing dozens, and 14 years an 9/11, people still victimized by the thick tuft that covers manhattan, as they continue to get sick. the debate over who should pay for the health care.
told to be ready to evacuate on a moment's notice. the beaut fire growing to 100 square miles, from 5 to 10% contained on friday to saturday. a state of emergency has been declared. look at the images coming in live. this is lake county, four firefighters have been injured, suffering burns, and were fighting the vat eye fire that burned more than 400 acres. kevin and i were talking about this. the clouds we are seeing, you say the fire is making the clouds and lightening can form. >> if they get big enough, we see convection, causing lightening. we'll watch it carefully. which have good news. in the next couple of days there's a shift in the weather pattern, it's not going to be as hot, but we'll see the possibility of rain and cooler temperatures coming into play. this is what we are looking at. too the north we see a decrease
in fires. towards california, as we go to september and october we see an increase. here is the bute fire. 64,000 acres burning now. tomorrow is not going to be a good day. temperatures are very, very warm. the humidities are in the single digits as we go towards the end of the day. sunday we'll see temperatures into the 90s. monday it cools down and we'll see rain, not a lot. but moisture coming into the forecast here. that will be good news for that area. we'll watch it carefully. >> when you talk about temperatures in the 80s, compared to the upper 90s. at least 16 are dead, missing. three dead after severe flooding caused by a dive on that hit japan, the 18th this year. 100,000 people have been ordered to leave their homes, water
receding. many say they have no place to go because their homes were destroyed a kitchen explosion at a restaurant in india killing 89 people, leaving dozens injured. the blast happening 500 miles south of new delhi. moments later a second blast was triggered nearby. we have this report the explosion took place inside a residential area at about 8:30 this morning, local time. police suspected the explosion to have helped in a busy restaurant when a gas industry exploded. these are found all over the country, in restaurants and people's homes. they don't usually cause this severe damage. police say they suspect an explosion took place next door in a 3 storey health storing mainlying equipment, specifically explosives, and that, with a busy restaurant in a residential neighbourhood and
busy bus stand is why there was so much damage and so many lives lost. many victims were taken to surrounding areas. they couldn't handle the wounded and were taken to the neighbouring states. the government is seeking compensation for the victims and launched an investigation to determine what happened. >> after 9/11 thousands of people suffered respiratory illness, p.t.s.d. and cancer, the government setting aside a billion to pay for extensions. the funding expires next month. many wonder what happens next. paul beban has more. >> over here is for the p.t.s.d. but i put some of the hard ones here. >> reporter: this man spends hours every day organising and taking dozens of medications. before 9/11 he was a healthy non-smoking roadworker for the new york city department of transport ation. hours after the twin towers
collapsed, he was send to work on the pile, a smouldering aftermath of ground zero. it looks like the gates of hell opened. that is why they arrived. they were body parts like you wouldn't believe, all over the place. >> george would work on the pile for months, what he saw haunted his mind and ravaged his body ever since. she started feeling sick on the first night. i had a cough. it never went away. he is one of 33,000 first responders and survivors stricken with injuries or illnesses related to 9/11. >> i have the 9/11 cough. i have post traumatic stress, a heart attack. night terrors. >> in 2011, president obama
signed the compensation act into law. it covered medical expenses, for himself and another detective. who died in 2006 of respiratory failure at the age of 34. the act includes more than a billion and a half health programme for responders and survivors. it's set to expire next month. the 2.78 billion victim's compensation fund ends october 2016. >> in the history of an occupational exposure or environmental exposure, we are still very early. >> mt sinai's doctor says as time goes on. the number of cases of deadly diseases will rise. and the act should be permanently funded. at this very time, is when sort
of the calendar begins to turn, and they become frequent. related to that initial exposure, 14-15 years ago. an another worry, 30,000 additional responders who have not come forward for help yet. i don't know what they were exposed to. i really don't know the population. last weeking detectives joined a new york area member of congress to call for renewal of the act that bears his son's name. >> if those politicians, representatives down in d.c., want to know what it's like. to go through five minutes of help without medical back up and medical care, without proper treatment and medications. they can go down and tell you what it's like to watch the son die. >> it's amazing that 9/11 responder has to go through this
pluto has a lot of secrets to discover. high rev products - what scientists didn't expect to fine. dunes, mountains, valleys - showing a diverse history. it resembles the surp of mars a director walking away with honours, winning the golden line with his film "from afar." they were handed out today:
[ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: a surprise win for a first-time venezuela director with a film depicting a slow blossoming relationship between a middle age man and a streetkid. it will catafalque the director into a different league and live him a huge voice. >> we are having problems, but i'm positive. we are an amazing nation and we'll talk to each other more. we'll go through, i am sure about it. >> critics say it's chrisful, sut. because it's in spanish, the award will give it much-needed international exposure. >> it's enigmatic, controlled. i can see why they went or an
assured film. it's strong in what it wants to say. it's mysterious and a difficult film for people to embrace. that's a reason i'm glad it got the award. >> the price for the best director went to argentina's pablo, with "el clan", one of many films based on a true story, a kidnapping family, and a 1980s, reign of terror. it's dark, broading, fantastic performances. but the biggest applause was for ghanaian, winning a best young actor, playing a 9-year-old child soldier in g beast of no nation", he portrayed an orphan child forced to kill for an african warlord, heart
breakingly well. bringing to life the life of thousands of children in uganda and liberia. >> contrafrting with the glamour of the red carpet films engaging with issues concerned about. the screens exploded with images, war, conflict and a vast migration bringing hundreds of thousands to the shores of europe. film is a universal union. it should shine a spotlight on the suffering of millions and then there was the surprise announcement today from the woman who won the us open. flavia pennetta saying she is retiring, calling it quits from professional tennis, on the same day she won her first grand slam, defeating roberta vinci in straight sets. italy's prime minister renzi was in the stands and flavia pennetta couldn't think of a better way to end her career.
she won the u.s. i hope without playing serena williams who lost to vince rsh yesterday, ang -- roberta vinci yesterday. thank you for joining us. "america tonight" is next. [ ♪ ] on "america tonight" an attempt to protect women from campus sex sult by strengthening the law. why would anyone do that. >> if you bring law enforcement in at an early stage and they are told there's reporting requirements, i think the officer is more likely to recommend that it go criminal, and not all cases should go criminal. lori jane gliha on whether they could have been saved