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velshi, thank you for joining us. us. explosive wildfires. >> this season we have seen fires move very rapidly in the very beginning. due to the four year drought in california residents run for cover as crews struggle to contain the flames. one bern -- person is dead, more than 8,000 acres destroyed border control. >> no, i don't think they've done anything right. >> more european counties
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tighten security as tens of thousands of refugees span across the e.u. where they stand - hillary clinton is rapidly losing support among women, showing she's almost even with donald trump in a head to head count college shooting. a hunt for a suspect that police believe may be linked to another killing good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america. we begin tonight in california. the massive wildfires that swept through the northern part of the state this weekend are still burning and spreading. they have already claimed one life while forcing tens of thousands of residents to evacuate their homes. the flames virtually incinerated entire neighbourhoods, finding little resistance in an or enduring many years of drought. there's a double whammy - the
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drought and the fires. jacob ward is there. the wildfires are described in almost apocalyptic terms. what about them is different? >> they are the words we are hearing. words like unprecedented. veterans of 30, 40 years have never seen fires move in this way. the drought made conditions terrible for fire, creating an amount of fuel that is unprecedented and is changing the behaviour of the fire itself. because the fuel is dry, flames can sweep through an area not just once, which firefighters depend on, they call it good black, the ground is black. you can assume it is not coming through. but it comes through, burning through the trees, you see fire passing through the same area 2-3 times. it doesn't take energy to eat up the fuel. it can move forward.
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here is how the demander for this fire, whose department was overwhelmed described the way she and her department responded to the new breed of fire. >> like with all the other fires in the county, dry fuels automatically had spotfires and overwhelmed the resources we had on the initial order. it changed our tactics. instead of doing preliminary chro control, it was getting people out of harm's way, and trying to take care of the people. >> it's been extraordinary to come through this, the center of town, which saw random passages go up. it's neighbourhood by neighbourhood and house by houses. as you drive to the north, you see whole farms devastated,
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trees burnt. typically you see the trunks, but now the whole canape is gone. it's truly a new breed of fire for the west, and portends something that could beg for a new kind of training on the part of firefighters in the future sad to see how many lost their homes. talking about the firefighters. this has been a terrible fire season. how much longer can the crews deal with this. >> that is the thing about the areas taking care of the fires. basically departments across the state are drawn together at a moment's notice, and the trouble is the system is designed to assume there'll be two fire seasons. a northern, and then a southern season. a lot of these firefighters are planning to be deployed to southern california after this. the trouble is that as the fire seasons expand, they expand into
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each other. you can see the agency spread too thin across the state. >> jacob ward in california. firefighters hope a change in the weather could help to bring the flames under control. kevin corriveau joins us. there has been a little bit of drizzle and cooler temperatures. >> there has been. it's about 10% controlled for the valley fire. we have about 48 hours of health in this area. as we see on the radar image, there's showers passing through the area, bringing the humidity up, as well as the temperatures down across the region, now we are talking around the valley area, we look at the humidity, 91%, where this past weekend we are talking about 15% humidity, as well as a bute fire, 56% in that particular area. this is what we are expecting tomorrow. there'll be more showers across part of that area, and also into wednesday morning. by the time we get to wednesday
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afternoon, those showers are out of the picture. look at the forecast, the 5-day forecast. this is where the relief is tuesday and wednesday. thursday, friday and saturday, chose temperatures are going back up. and for the bute fire, we are seeing the same situation where rain is in the forecast at the beginning. as we go towards saturday temperatures will go back up, but the critical fire will be part of the matter. >> good luck to the fire fight ert police in mississippi are searching for suspects in two deadly shootings. they are looking for shannon lamb. who is accused of shooting a history of professor, and suspected of killing his girlfriend. he has spoken with police, and he told police he is not going to gaol. they told him that lamb should by considered dangerous. across much of europe, fences are going up, trains stopped and
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border closed as europe deals with the worse refugee crisis since world war ii. in hungary, officials are using razor wire to seal off a track used by thousands of refugees, and are building a 12 foot high fence on the border with germany. it is the final destination, and officials spect a million refugees over the next year. authorities say they cannot guarantee space at shelters. rob reynolds reports on the new border restrictions germany is putting into place. >> reporter: halted meters from their goal. german police stop a group of refugees from syria, on a bridge overlooking austria and germany. they walked from salzburg after a long and pain. journey from syria. now they wait in the rain. this man's leg was wounded by a bomb in damascus. >> i came through turkey,
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greece, macedonia, serbia, hungary and vienna to get treatment in germany, but the german police are not letting us through. >> germany put border controls in place here, and along the frontier with austria, after claiming that german resources from overwhelmed by tens the thousands of refugees that flooded in over the past week. at the munich train station dlonged with refugees -- thronged with refugees, no one was in sight. >> a camp for refugees, which was full over the weekend, now sits empty. the abankrupt about face in german policy, after throwing doors open wide left some germans confused and irritated. >> the government no longer has things under control at all. at first the refugees should just come, and then they say we are overwhelmed. >> no, i don't think the
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government has done anything right. what they are doing now is too little, too late. >> at the border, a separate group of men who said they travelled from a camp in jordan, stood on the german side. germany promised to admit all syrian refugees who touch its soil. >> i'm in germany. inside germany. if i on border, maybe. now i in germany, not anyone, i'm a syrian, not anyone can take me and take me to austria or hungary or anything. >> after a long wait in the rain, the police lead the syrians they had detained across the no man's land on the bridge and into germany, now they, too, are on secure grounds. the border checks here, which germany says are temporary are a sign that the european union's policy of open borders between
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member states may be slipping away. >> they are a sign of europe grappling with a refugee crisis that is getting bigger. juror the pentagon has new concerns about russia's intentions in syria. u.s. military officials say russian agent is setting up an air base inside the coastal city of las abbingia. the strong hold of president bashar al-assad. a steady stream of troops has been moved into the country. jamie mcintyre has more. >> after a week of humming and harring, the united states koim out saying yes, it appears russia is building a forward-operating air base in western syria, near latakia. how does the u.s. know this, it has a lot of surveillance and other equipment put in place to
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protect the base, and the nonstop flow of cargo planes flying over iraq and iran to get to syria, the main way the u.s. nose is that russia is not denying it. russian newsagencies quoted foreign minister sergey lavrov saying the build-up not only include weapons and supplies, but russian specialists to teach the syrians to use the weapons. at the state department they seem willing to take sergey lavrov at his word. >> we have no reason to doubt sergey lavrov about what he says, in terms of supplying military support and equipment. so that i think we are taking on face value their claims about what they are doing. the ultimate intent in goal, i think, still, is a little uncertain. >> on capitol hill, senate armed services committee john mccain said that russian vladimir putin is capitalizing on u.s.
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inaction, issuing a statement saying:. >> the russians are going to have to start getting a little smarter than they have been. they are threatening -- threatened in many ways by i.s.i.l. they have large muslim populations that historically have caused a lot of problems inside of russia. and the strategy that they are pursuing now, doubling down on bashar al-assad, i think is a big smag. >> so far to nighter planes or helicopters arrived at the base, only the russian t 90 fangs and
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sa 22 anti-aircraft missiles. the united states warned moscow that by propping up the regime of bashar al-assad, it risks making unstable an already unavailable situation. moscow says it's not doing anything new, simply supporting its long-time ally in the region egypt is apologising for an accidental air strike that killed 12 tourists yesterday. officials said eight of the dead were from mexico, others were egyptians. the air strike wounded 10 others, two have american citizenship. egypt said the attack was an accident. officials say police and armed forces were pursuing insurgents when they mistakenly fired on four cars carrying tourists telling poll numbers - hillary clinton's plunge in support from women democrats,
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and donald trump's jump further into the lead from the republican side. we'll analyse the numbers. >> the county clerk that refused to issue marriage licences is back at works. she may not be done with her legal problems. l problems.
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a new report focuses on inequality and racism in ferguson, missouri. and examines how they played a part in the death of an unarmed excite teenager, michael brown, shot by a white police officers. an independent commission compiled the report and finds bias against black residents are pervasive city wide and the so-called police reported recommends training for police and state investigations for police-involved killing. >> for the first time after leaving gaol for refusing to issue marriage licences for same sex couples returned to work
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today. john terrett has more. >> good evening to you. it was" as usual at the county court house in moore head kentucky. for kim davis it was a big day, indeed. she was back at work for the first time since being released from gaol. marriage licences to all couples gay and straight are issued, without her name or title on them. that could deep her out of gaol, but not out of the courts where her lawyers are promising new legal commence. >> ta 15 minutes before the doors open to the public, kim davis appears, refusing to give out marriage licences to same-sex couples, facing a difficult choice. >> my conscience or freedom. my concerns or liability to people that i love. >> good morning brian. how are you? >> reporter: davis said she will
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not violate her religious conviction so the task to give out marriage licences to all comers goes to clerks. davis remained in her office while this couple received a marriage licence. >> any unauthorised licence issued will not have my name, titles or authority on it. instead the licence will state that they are issued pursuant to a federal court order. >> that raises legal questions, according to davis' attorney. >> kim davis has grave doubts about the validity of licences food and since incarceration. all of those are in legal limbo and need to be looked at and addressed. >> we are not concerned about that. the governor said it was valid. people with more authority say they were recognised. it's not a big concern for us. >> the fight is not over. lawyers filed a number of legal
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actions, so she doesn't have to make a choice between her job and christian beliefs. >> all the matters remain on appeal and we'll pursue vigorously on kim davis's behalf. nothing has changed. i would hope that she would realise that she's not doing a service for the community. my stand hurt the people that she served. >> we hope she would consider that. >> the legal challenge could be more political than it is, as some constituents look ahead to the next elections. >> thank you. >> thank you, brian. >> we want to see your name on the ballot next title. that's what they were trying on the end of that report. these licences have the words pursuant to the federal court orders, instead of kim davis's name on them.
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see says it calls into question validity. the governor and county attorneyie says all will be valid poll numbers show non-politicians donald trump and ben carson far ahead in widening the gap. the billionaire businessman has 33% of republican support nationally, the retired neurosurgeon at 20%. the others are in single digits. on the democratic side, hillary clinton leads with 42%,but that is down for a third since last month. vermont senator bernie sanders is up 34 points. joe biden who has not demrard his candidacy gets 21%. joining from washington d.c. is william schneider.
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donald trump attracted 20,000 to a speech he gave in dallas. the last time we talked to him, we thought the trump bubble was bound to burst. he's growing his lead, is it time to take him more seriously? >> i think everyone agrees that he's done surprisingly well and is doing surprisingly well in the republican primaries, bringing in a lot of people that may not be republicans or conservatives. these days, just about most people that want to vote. >> he's doing well, because he's the un-obama. lots of voters out there who despise president obama see him as a sharp alternative. the other thing is there's no mainstream contender to come up against him. there may be one eventually, but not one that caught on yet. it's not jed bush. >> the other aspect is the
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ascension. between trump and carson, they have more than half the vote. could it be different. that the antiestablishment feeling has gotten strong. we'll not see the ups and downs that we saw among candidates in the 2012 race. >> that's possible. we have seen antiestablishment before. r.e.m. ross perreault. you may be too young. >> i remember him. >> he was leading during the spring campaign. americans turn antiestablishment when they are fed up with politics. which is regularly. the same thing is hurting hillary clinton. >> let's talk about that. if you told me that trump would be ahead and hilary would lose points against democratic women, i'd say you were crazy. did she badly underestimate the email scandal. is it that she's not that good a
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politician? >> i think she underestimated the scandal and underestimated it because it was a reminder of all the clinton scandals and wars. to many voters, a lot of diplomats, while they like and respect her, she's too much of the past. they want to turn the page, they don't rant to go back to the controversies, and the wars. if this proves not much of a scandal. it reminds them of one thing they don't like. support for joe biden is growing. can sanders sustain it. he went to the conservative liberty university in an appeal to evangelicals. can he really get support there? >> i doubt it. it shows he's willing to talk to
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the other side. he's not a die hard wanting to go off on his own way. i think he's trying to show that he can govern the country and be a safe alternative. a reason why hillary clinton is not doing ag well as she was is joe biden. who is not running. if he were to become a candidate. he would cut into clinton's support. >> do you think he will? >> i don't - look, that's in his own mind. he's right now overcome with grief. he has to make up his mind about that. the best chance that bernie sanders has is that the establishment vote is split between clinton and biden last year president obama and china's president xi jinping reached a landmark climate agreement. now it's up to local mayors to fulfil that promise. now it's up to mayors next. next.
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>> business man bill browder.
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the two biggest emitters ever greenhouse gases in the world are about to hold a meeting in los angeles. they face off. this summit is focused on local levels. >> from wild fires whipping across the state to bone dry river beds, california has seen the extreme event of global farming. >> in los angeles, long considered a small capital of the u.s. there was renewed urgency to combat climate change. >> we have all the changes in l.a. we need to be the leaders in l.a. california. >> peterson stands on the front lines of that fight, the city's first sustainability officer, part of the aggressive push to slash emissions by 80% over
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five years. >> it's an ambition goal. >> if you thing about the targets, we have to set the targets and figure out how to hit the targets. >> reporter: the mayor will lead the discussions. local leaders will gather here to spell out plans. combined, the u.s. and china are responsible for nearly half the world's carbon dioxide emissions. the u.s. vowing to splash its own emissions by 30%. china agreed to redo the peak by 2030. the summit will be the first step in making good on president obama. and chinese president's promise. >> why is it important for city leaders? >> we know that cities are responsible for up to 70% of all greenhouse gas inations in the
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world. cities -- imitions. we know that city is aware. mayors and cities are setting the targets ahead of the government. l.a. his done that reducing by a quarter. last week an announcement of50 electric and hybrid cars. peterson hopes it will inspire chinese cities to step up their commitment to climate change. >> the u.s. navy is retreating in the city. a pacific fleet spokesman said the navy will cut back on training and explosives. sonar can cause whales, dolphins and others to go deaf.
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in 2011 an explosives training exercise killed four dolphins. i'm antonio mora, thank you for joining us, for the latest news head over to ray suarez is up next with "inside story". have a graght night -- great night. night. blocked a majority attempt to when senate democrats blocked a majority attempt to derail the iran nuclear deal, one part of the iranian story ended and another began. the shia majority islamic republic of iran is involved in iraq, syria and lebanon, riling and frightening the sunni neighbours and rivals throughout the region. iran shares america's goals and continues to call the u.s. the great satan in others. what is iran's next


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