deep. several families had to be evacuated from their homes during the night. fire and rescue services say a small hole and in the road a few days ago. but a leak in water main is sta thought to have created the sink hole. resources of russian airstrikes in syria as the u.s. warns moscow against esc lating the 4-year conflict. residents in already flooded parts of the east coast brace for a major category 3 hurricane as joachin bears down on the bahamas. israel is expected to respond to the palestinian leader's accessizations that the peace accord in the middle east is
being ignored. this is al jazeera america live from new york city. concern is growing this morning in washington as russia reportedly launches new airstrikes in northwest syria. according to syria state t.v. russians carried out 30 airstrikes over the past two days. u.s. officials say some targeted u.s.-backed reynolds. moscow denied again this morning. secretary of shade skwonl kerry and russian foreign men tir sergey lavrov met at the u.n. expecting to meet about the airstrikes as early as today, the pentagon is already warning the russians to reconsider their approach. >> that approach is tantamount,
as i said then, to pouring gasoline on the fire. in contrast, our position is clear that a lasting defeat offis ill and sectiextremism un syria can only be achieved in parallel with the political transition in syria. >> syrian opposition leaders are also worried. they say syrian civil yajz need protection from russia fueling the conflict by supporting the assad regime to strengthed en this regwhen it was retreating, the prospect that it might collapse suddenly and so they decided to escalate their presence and i think take active part in fighting syrians directly. >> the syrian opposition says at least 36 civilians were killed
in the russian strikes but among tore can groups say u.s. led airstrikes have killed 181 civil yajz, the pentagon has confirmed 19 of those. >> edmon garib at american university says the u.s./russian relationship is critical to ending the syrian conflict which is nowata turning point. >> i think what we are seeing is there is a great deal of manoeuvring taking place. it was agreement as we heard from secretary kerry and foreign minister lavrov. they agreed they want to see syria remain a united country. they want to see ae-democratic and a secular country. but where they disagree is on the future of assad. we are at a turning point. if it goes one way, we are likely to see escalation and this escalation could become
much more dangerous. on the other happened there lbt escalation. if there are agreements, new initiatives on how to get out of this tragedy, then i think we might be seeing the beginning of the ends. >> i also says rhetoric on assad has changed at first secretary kerry insisted the syrian leader must step down before any new government is installed. more recently, the glus has called for a managed transition in syria. stay with us in the next hour. we will speak to the former head of sentences tral xhabd about the russian airstrikes in syria. the first significant hurricane to threaten the east coast in more than a year strengthened to a major storm overnight. hurricane joaquin is now a category 3 storm. and it could hit a part of the u.s. already drenched with flooding rains. let's bring in meteorologist
nicole mitchell. the storm is one that's really tough to track. is the it? >> it looks leak it will bring rain to the east coast because we already had a front stall in the area that will saturate things. this will add moisture to it so the combination of the two mooemingz means some places could see a foot and a half rain through the next week. this is where the storm is now. slowly moving near the ba hamas about 5 miles per hour. sometimes they loses intensity. this has been moving along just enough it hasn't been happening. there is chances it could go to at that category 4 later today. possibly later this month. >> it is grazing across the bahamas, causing problems here the ba ham a is a long island chain. it's pretty rare trhat you get storm that will impacts the
entire chain. because of it, we had different warnings up, e specially for the northern and central portions of the eye lands and tropical storm warnings through the area. now, slowly moving right now so it's going to continue to caused problems here, probably at least through saturday morning, before we actually have a weather pattern to peck this up and get it moving. i don't put the center line on this because i don't want you to focus on thinking that's where it is. the model, the computer models on are divergent. anything from a north carolina landfall to the northeast. there is a range of places it could go. if united states more in the mid atlantic, sunday, monday, farther to the north. that would be more into monday, tuesday possibly but something we need to watch. as i said, it adds to this. this is the rain we have with the front. caused allotted problems might having from the south to the north. >> stays in place. this goes out for three days. by the end of the three days, when the storm starts moving, this kind of starts inflews he
knewing to all of this. already, a big chunk of the mid atlantic is under different flood watches and warnings sfoos just for what we have now. we will add to it when in tropical system comes in. >> thank you much, nicole. appreciate it. more heavy fighting in northern afghanistan today between the taliban and government forces. the taliban says it is once again in control of areas the government called or claimed it had retaken in kunduz. more than a thousand government forces are fighting to take back the city the taliban overran on m mop. nato troops are helping and some are said to be special forces. more from afghanistan. >> reporter: the reports that heavy fighting is still
continuing. it is two sides pacing each other. we are hearing also american special forces involved on the ground, they are also nighting alongside with afghan securitiforces. taliban are saying that they have gained control of some area that they have lost this morning. we ha we have received so mary calls this morning from civilians caught in the fight between the two sides they are complaining. they said in the past few hours, now both sides are using artillery and heavy machine guns targeting civilians, residential area and, also, they blame taliban for it. they say the taliban are hiding in the residential area and the afghan government forces are targeting them with the artillery, hitting civilian houses. people are very miserable and confused what to do and, also, we are receiving reports from the hospital from the local
hospital in kunduz city. doctors are telling us they are overloaded, so many injuries and they have shortage of medicine and also shortage of stuaff because many doctors run away from the province before taliban take it. today israel delivers response to angry response from the palestinians. benjamin netanyahu is expected to respond to charges that will israel is defying a central pillar of the peace process john terrett is at the united nations. he said the palestinians are no longer bound by the oslo peace acovered. what message will netanyahu present? >> he promises a bombshell and he pretty much delivered yesterday, didn't he? good morning. i suspect there has been a lot of burning of the midnight oil going on over the israeli mission here in new york as they
draft and redraft prime minister netanyahu's response to abbas yesterday. he is going to hit back and he will hit back hard but he will also say that israel wants peace with the palestinians and is prepared to negotiate. >> is something thatdz palestinians are not in a position to offer. for them, syria's peace talks are predicated on the idea of israel having borders back to where it was in 1967, east jerusalem, the capitol of any state, the right of return for palestinians who were ousted in the late 40s and others who have left since. but let's now remind ourselves of how prime minister -- of how president makmud abbas set this up for prime minister netanyahu to respond this morning. >> bound by os lo no more.
he present before the u.n. general assembly wednesday and said as long as israel refuses to commit to agreements it made in the more than 20-year-old oslo peace accord, pal fine won't either. in the presence of arafat and his prime minister did not demand a two-state solution but were meant to pave the way to both sides to settle differences. while the agreements mark the first time israel and palestine recognized each other, key measures have failed to be implemented. israel remains in control of much of the west bank even though the agreements called for full palestinian authority by 1999. as many as 300,000 additional israelis have settle into
amount there >> the responsibility as an occupying power. >> the threats to dissolve the palestinian authority would under international law make israel responsible for the well-being of all of the palestinians in the occupied territories and put an end to security coord indication in from both sides. >> it's not about security coord indication in. it's related to trade, commerce, movement and access. and health, wut electricity and many aspects. >> the warning he called a bombshell came as at a time u.n.rized it's flag. palestine joining the vatican as
the only non-member allowed to fly its flag alongside those of fulmer states. >> historic moment after repeated insistentions that the world body recognized palestine. it is unconscionable, our patience over all of these years of exile and suffering. it is not fair for the issues facing the pallet stennians to exist to remain unresolved for all of these decades. >> reporter: it's worth pointing out the international doesn't know how he would carry out his threat here the palestinian authority shares security responsibility with israel. it pays people also in the gaza strip. so not just in the west bank. so how palestinians would get on, on a day-to-day basis if that level of security and services was havenldzed back to israelis, no one knows. that's for another day.
>> john, how will netanyahu's speech today differ from his previous one? i am told he would talk less about iran. he held up a cartoon bomb, drew a red line and said that's as far as israel is prepared to go with it. we are told he is going to do less now on the issue of iran, which he has been dealing with for at least the last two general assemblies. he wants to try to show he has moved past the iran deal now and can deal with other crucial issues though he think the deal is a bad one. bisi. >> thank you very much, john terrett at the united nations. greece prime minister hopes to get more help in dealing with his country's debt crisis when he addresses the u.n. today. tsipras hopes for debt relief before christmas and he is
looking at the u.s. for support on debt restructuring. we will have live coverage of the greek address at the u.n. general assembly starting at 9:00 a.m. eastern. the secret service is apologizing this morning for its latest scandal. this time, it's trying to discredited a congressman who investigated the agency a governmented soses dozens of second ask services revealed the file of shavits, the house of the oversighted committee says employees began looking in to it in march after he convened a hearing okay agents' misbehavior. soon after that hearing, reports and in the media that he had been rejected for a secret service job back in 2003. he responded saying, quote, the unauthorized access and distribution of my personal information crossed the line. it was a tactic designed to intimidate and embarrass me and
frankly, it is initem dating. he says he will continues with his committee's work including investigating the secret service. officers in the country's large presidentd police department will have to document every time they use force even if it did not end with an arrest. officers will face discipline if they do not stop colleagues from using excessive force. the sheriff in actualse is a steps down over the shooting of an unarmed man. why a grand jury thinks he should be held responsible for what a volume up tear deputy did. using alternative energy to drill for oil. how one company in california is harnessing the power of the su:.
>> a high-profile inmate is getting another 30 days to live. glosip's staid. richard glosip was convicted of matter mining the beating death of a motel manager. his case made it all the way to the supreme court last spring when the justices ruled one lethal injection drunk is constitutional. a tulsa county sheriff is out of a job and facing charges in connection with the fatal
shooting of an unarmed blackman. he resigned on wednesday after a grand jury indicted him for refusing to carry out a official duties saying he didn't promptedly release documents. he was shot by a 73-year-old volunteer deputy in april. the deputy is facing manslaughter charges police are trying to figure out who shot and killed an artist while he was painting a mural against violence. antonio ramos was 27 years old and an out spoken opponent of gang as mel i see a chan reports, police say he got into an argument with someone and it ended in gunfire. this it was the mural that a 27-year-old local artist was working when the incident took place. there is a lot of focus because of the irony of all of this. the community organization had
actually commissioned this mural and dedicated it to bomb at abouting violence in a city that has a reptations for crime. almost about a dozen artists working with schools in the area and schoolchildren to work on projects like this one across the city. he will be missed. he will live through this project. >> the mural action that's why i think this is getting so much attention because these murals are absolutely stunningly gorgeous. >> actually, on wednesday, there had been plans for artists and schoolchildren to work on this community project. this is the third of six murals planned planned. he got the in an argument with a
strainer. he is now the 71st homicide in the city this year. melissa chan, al jazeera, oakland, california. >> using a llternativethermy to drill for oil. >> a company has built this will facility to create incredible amounts of power through steam. the thing is, they are using it to pull oil out of the ground. i will explain more in a moment. >> the cops is a legalized gang... it makes me scared for everybody >> fear and distrust in baltimore... >> they've just been pepper spraying people at very close range... >> years of tension between the community and police erupt... >> she was on her way home to her kid, and she never made it... >> a former cop speaks out... >> if you had taken steps when a man was assaulted, maybe freddie gray didn't have to die. >> is there still a blue wall of silence in american cities? >> did somebody get shot? fault lines baltimore rising only on al jazeera america
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will be tax-free until january. mosh 9 million barrels of oil are pumped out of the ground every day in the u.s. that's expensive and energy intensive process. a company found the way to use the power of the sun to make it happen. science and technology correspondent jacob ward takes a look. it's a messy problem. >> the. >> not only does burning oil produce carbon in terrible amounts. getting it out of the earth is a hugely polluting process. we've already gotten the easy oil out of the ground. light oil that is essentially in liquid form but two-thirds of what's left is heavy oil which comes out in this consistent see. imagine trying to get that into a pipe. that's why companies use steam to loosen this up, make it easier to bring out in liquid form and then pipe it out that
way. they made that by burning a lot of natural gas. 15% of the natural gas used in california is used for oil. now, clean renewable solar power is' being used to extract oil from the ground. glass point solar created a project to show the sun's energy can heat and loosen heavy crude for pumping. >> it is relatively simple, a mirror picks up the sunlight and very precisely focuses it on this steel pipe that turns the water to steam. incredibly simple but powerful. the mirror is 40 meters long. there is another facility in oman 180 meters long and this company is building a facility 3,000 times larger than this
one. >> today in oman, about 25% of all of the natural gas is used in oil products there is rising fraction of oil production is dependent upon steam injection and gas a substantial portion of the country's energy use that can be replaced by this technology. >> when it comes online in 20s 17, the company says the project could reduce oman's carbon dioxide by 300,000 tons per year. let's be clear. this is not a feel-good story about soar power as some sort of clean feature. this is the sticky reality of our global dependence on oil and the slow difficult work of trying to improve the whole dirty business. >> thank you for joining us. stephanie sy is back in two minutes.
category 3 as it makes its way through the east coast. this is al jazeera live from new york city. a fierce bottle in afghanistan as government forces fight the taliban for control of a key north he were city. the afghan army and taliban fighters are battling for kunduz. there are conflicting reports about who is in control right now the government says it has taken back key parts of the city. the taliban is dispute disputing that. let's go to afghanistan. kaiz, update us on the fighting. >> reporter: fighting going on. the government could manage to get control of in the
headquarters but they are facing a strong resistance in the residential area around the city of kunduz city. >> what does that mean for the residents? where have they gone? >> stephanie, most of the residents, some of the residents that they were able to do leave >> they left already. some, most of them, are still stuck. now, we are sophing since this morning so many calls from the residents. they are complaining about the fighting going on now. taliban are hiding around the residential area. afghan security forces and american forces, nato air fors, they are using it in the
residential area. civilians suffer the big casualty we talked with the hospital telling us 300 people were injure inside and over 60 people were killed. mainly civilians. hospitals are complaining about the lack of medicine, lack of staff in the hospital. >> kaiz, are other cities in the province concerned that they are next in the taliban's sight? >> one of the busiest cities ner kunduz yesterday, people were leaving. the taliban has had some gains. they control of a district in
bacalan province where we are, they got control of the district. people here are miserable and confused they don't believe the government or the nato that they would save them from the taliban attacks. >> in afghanistan, kaiz thank you. there is a major thaurn could affect millions along the east coast. it strengthened to a category 3 storm overnight. packing winds of 110 miles an hour. people in the carolinas are getting ready. we just got word that one person has died in flooding in south carolina. residents are building sand barriers to try to limit damage from a possible storm surge. let's bring in nicole mitchell. i understand this hurricane has presented somewhat of a challenge to meetrologist as far as prediction? >> a couple of things going on.
it's a very slow mover. it has been meandering through the tropics near bahama. because of that, it doesn't have a defined movement. at the very end, a little bit more definition of an eye, and showing you an enhanced satellite. >> means the brighter the colors, the higher the cloud tops. it's a sign of strength typically. this has been moving through the bahamas. as it moves through was a lot of hurricane warnings up and tropical storm warnings on the back side of all of that probably not pulling out until it looks like saturday will get enough of an atmospheric steering flow.
model did bring it from the carolinas up through new england. that's a wide period that we could have the impact wherever it hits. we already have that frontal boundary across the region and it's not moving anywhere fast. there is some redevelopment along it. >> means more areas of heavy rain over the next couple of days. even before the tropical system gets here. so when everything is said and done, some places could get over one, even two feet. >> wow. nicole mitchell will continue to watch that. thank you. we watch developments unfold in syria. according to syrian state t.v. russia has carried out 30 airstrikes. russian officials released this video of some of them just a short time ago. u.s. officials say at least some of those bombs have targeted u.s.-backed rebels. >> it is one thing obviously to
be targeting isil. >> we want syria democratic, united, secular, syria, a home for all ethnic groups whose rights are guaranteed but we have some defrningsz on details. >> russia says the air campaign in syria is aimed at isil. as mike viqueira reports t. >> u.s. officials including secretary of defense ash carter were again taken by surprise by russia's swift and aggressive moves in syria. >> this is not the kind of behavior we should expect from the russian military. >> the u.s. was informed at the last minute. a russian officer delivering a blunt message to the american
embassy in baghdad. russian bombs will fly soon in syria, he told them. coalition forces should stay clear. it's not just when but who was targeted that angered the administration. u.s. officials say russian bombs hit areas where there were no known isil fighters. the clear implication, russia is bombing groups fighting on the side of the u.s. and it's alleys speaking at a u.n. conference on countering terrorists action, secretary of state john kerry issued a warning. >> we would have grave concerns should russia strike areas wheris ill and al-qaeda, affiliated targets are now operate -- are not operating. >> president obama and his russian counterpart, vladimir putin pledged to work to avoid accidental conflict between u.s. and russian warplanes in the skies above syria. before those talks got off of the ground, russia launched its strikes. perhaps the biggest source of friction: russia's stated
reason for military intervention to support bashar al-assad president obama said he has no role in syria's future, a spokes mistaken saying putin was playing a losing game. >> russia is not going to be successful. there will be no more successful in that regard than the united states was in imposing a military solution in iraq in the last decade and certainly no more successful than russian efforts imposing it on afghanistan three decades ago. we will listen in live to the news conference underways in moscow with the syrian asbassador to russia talking about russia's military involvement in syria. >> who will decide the future of the country? this is a formal request by syria in accordance with the international law as the united nations charter.
russia has approved that and this stresses the point that russia is appeari appealing to democracy. this represents the russia leaders keen to prevent the russian to have renty. numbers of terrorist sein syria and iraq dozens and dozens and some from other dependent countries from the former soviet union. we need to face this. russia and the asian countries also have to be working to face such a threat. facing such a threat is a huge and national duty. the they're rifts and terrorism in syria will exceed the syrian borders we have had some international decisions to face
such as we have been seen the syrian arab army is the only army facing such terrorism. gained experience in facing such terrorism and consequently, the only way to face terrorism is to coordinate those who have the capabilities, the syrian state led by president bash arrest assad. the russian military intervention aims at that was the syrian ambassador to russia speaking there when he refers to
terrorism, he is not only referring to isil but the syrian government considers all of the opposition elements in syria terrorists. i want to get a little bit more in to russia's presence in syria with our guest now, retired navy admiral william fallon who served as commander of u.s. central command from 2007 to 2008 where he oversaw u.s. involvement in the wars in iraq and afghanistan joining us from washington this morning. admiral, so good to have you with us. thank you for your time. russia denies that it has been targeting any syrian fighters that have been trained by the united states has the true intention been laid bare by virtue of the tashts. >> i think it's pretty self-evident. this is an interesting development. russia is now overtly moving in to support and prop up the assad regime. i just saw the clip on the syrian ambassador and no doubt,
they are thrilled because what this effectively does is it will probably isolate assad from any direct assault on his positions in the country. it's going to be vast complicating things. i heard language yesterday. >> let's talk about the cooperation. >> in the west. >> let's talk -- sure. >> the day before the strikes started, lavrov and kerry talked deconflickttion but they gave about an hour's notices before the strikes began. first, let me ask you: this is an insider on this stuff. when the embassy gets that call, what happens next? >> that was baghdad and probably related to the fact that russia
announced an intelligence sharing deal between themselves and iraqis and syrians and iranians which ought to be very interesting. so when i saw that link was made through baghdad, i thought it was pretty unusual. but at least it was a slight warning. the reality here is that russia is now effectively going to put a bubble of sorts over the top of western syria and really proelting asad. their interests, i think, are quite different than ours in syria. they have been supportive of asad. i think they are motive behind this behind them. one is that putin wants to demonstrate that russia is back in the mainstream again a and a big player. syria has been a defendant client for many, many years. it's one of the few places in the middle east where they still have sway. i think they will try to optimize that position the first
step what putin did in crimea is that the air force and navy are flying over the skies of syria you were a navy aviator. if you are a u.s. pilot, how worried are you you are going to confront a russian jet? >> i think it's not fear really. it's just the decon fliction problem. they are going to be operating, doing what they dofliction problem. they are going to be operating, doing what they do. i don't think we are going to be in any kind of a confrontation with them but it's going to complicate business and make it difficult to coordinate and if we are working with our coral list partners and alleys in trying to limitis illsil's cape
abilities, i don't think the russians are going to be supportive i think it's going to be an interesting challenging set of separations to make sure the two sides don't interfere with one another. there is always the unexped, things that you are unpreddidn'table he would expect things will be scripted and in one way or another, it will limit us because it's just another series of wicketts you have to go through before you can effectively do any ground support for any troops on the ground that may be in contact. >> as somebody that has commanded forces again in complex wars, one of the strikes that russia carried out killed three dozen civilyang. who do you think russia is getting targeting intel from? from the assad government?
>> you can sort troops on the ground. you are not going to win the conflict just with airstrikes and so this is a very visible introduction of aircraft. they have also put one. brand new front line ground attack aircraft into this fray for the first time. i think it's the first time we have seen it outside of russia. where they are getting info, most likely from inside the regime it's demanding under any instances. for us as we try to move towards a better situation in syria, i don't see this helping one bit. >> admiral william fallon, we do appreciate your insight this is morning. thank you. >> todd, israel is answering back at the u.n. to ang area accusations. benjamin netanyahu is expected to respond to abbas and the
claims israel is defying a central pillar of the peace process. john terrett is live at the united nations this morning. john, abbas said the palestinians are no longer bound by the oslo peace accords. what men's will president net *- president netanyahu say. >> i suspect they have been burning the mid night oil at the israeli mission here in new york we do know some of the language is likely to use because his his office put out a statement encouraging en sitement of lawlessness as he called on the palestinian authority to act responsibly. let's remind ourselves of how abbas set this up for prime minister to respond to morning. take a look. we therefore declare that we
cannot continue to be bound by these signed agreements assume fully all of its responsibilities as an occupying power because the status quo cannot continue last ma quite specific and binding. >> he pretty much did come through. i have to say, it's not clear if and how he can actually carry out his threat. the palestinian authorities excuse with the west bang with the israeli. the p.a. is responsible for paying people in the west bank and in gaza as well, which is controlled not by the palestinian authority but by the democratically elected there
could be tough times ahead for the people of the west bank. who knows how they might react. we will have to wait and see. we don't know. he has focused quite a bit on iran. are we expecting him to go back to the iran nuclear issue? >> i am told this year he is going to roll back to the iran deal. do you remember a couple of years ago, he held up that cartoon bomb and drew the red line and said this is as far as israel is prepared to go? i am being told he will mention the iran deal. he does not like it. he quality it's a bad deal. but he's going to dwell on rather less, i am told. i am told netanyahu wants to show he can get over that deal and move on to other topics. >> john terrett at theouniated nations for us.
thank you two years later t under the agreement, the lib racy organization for the first time recognized each other's existence. a path that was supposed to lead to the creation within five years. >>, of course, was more than two decades ago. the pal tinnians why able to put up a civilian government in much west bank and gaza but israel kept ut malt military clear. they did not discuss the status of jer uselum. women one of the people who launched the oslo process a second outbreak of a deadly bacteria. health officials scramble to make sure public didn't get sick with legionairs disease. >> payment plans for college athletes.
>> the new york city police department is unveiling new rules for tracking instances of excessive force. officers in the country's largest police department will have to document every time they use force even if it does not end in an arrest. so routine episodes of force like baton blows, physical altercations, knee sprains and takedowns will have to be documented. officers will face discipline if they do not step in to stop colleagues from excessive force. >> new york city is dealing with an outbreak of legion airs disease john henry smith is here with the latest. one person is dead and more than a dozen others hospitalized in this latest outbreak this outbreak appears to be under control still residents in the brock are worried with this outbreak coming so soon after
the last one health officials say new york city's latest legion airs outbreak is clusterred in the same burrough as the one that killed 12 people in july but this time, it's in a different neighborhood where new york's mayor traveled wednesday to try to ensure the community that the worst is over. >> none of those cases are new since september 21st. whatever happened was very limited in time. obviously it affected 13 people, but does not appear to be be continuing. >> there has been one death in this latest outbreak and another dozen people went to the hospital. health officials say all of the legion airs patients have underlying problems. >> it can be deadly in certain patient groups. elderly, smokers fears say bacteria was in building cooler
towers including one at a hospital. 15 towers tested positive for legionella this weekend. they say all of those are being cleaned and the risk to the general public is low. >> this is a disease that can be treated. we treat it with anti-by on theics. the most important thing to know in terms of how to protect yourself or your family, your nabors, your friends from legion airs disease is if someone shows systems and they get to healthcare quickly, they have an overwhelming chance of being fine because anti by on theics work. >> officials say all of the cooling towers connected to this outbreak had been cleaned earlier this summer. they are being cleaned again. >> et cetera really people with a compromised immune system. thanks for the update. the execution of a convicted serial killer is on hold.
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welcome to al-jezeera america. it is 8:29 eastern. a look at today's top stories. preparations along the way for hurricane joachin, a major category 3 storm expected to become a category 4 by the end of today. warnings up in the bahamas. it may hit the east coast by this weekend. more heavy fighting in nothing earn afghanistan between the taliban and government forces in kunduz. the taliban said it is in control of the government claimed it had rene taken. more than 1,000 government forces are fighting with the helm of nato fors and u.s. air strikes syrian state t.v. is reporting russia had carried out 30 airstrikes in situateia. russian officials released this
video. u.s. officials say some of those have targeted u.s. backed rebels it says the strike damaged ordroid 12 ice ill targets in just a few hours, israel's part-time primary will deliver his response to accusations his custs tree has defied the peace process. he made the claims before the u.s. yesterday and said he would know longer abide by the oslo eye cord. courtney keely has a look at what was laid out and why the goals are further than ever from being met. a hez taft handshake marked the agreement signed in september 1, 9193, at the whitehouse were not a peace treaty but they were meant to be the past ones. >> we have come to try and open end -- put an end to the hostilities so that our children, our children's children will no longer
it. reacting with violence and launched numerous bus bombings throughout the rest of the 1990s on israeli civilians. both sides violated the promises made. israel didn't fullply withdraw from territory. palestinians failed to crack down on military at that point in time grubts, makar or collect explosives. six years after oslo, the memorandum signed by arafat and utszits's new prime minister set up more withdrawals from the west bank and a timetable for a final status peace agreement. by 2001, as the second intafada erupted they worked to come to an agreement, time ran out. hard liner aerial sharon was elected as israel's prime minister and the conflict raged on. a decade and a half longer,
there are no public ongoing negotiations now, pam tinnians are no longer committed to the oslo accord. >> if abbas forms through on his threat, the palestinian authority could be resolved. the responsibility for everything in the occupied territories from security to garage collection would fall to the theis including an enormous financial burden. it wouldling ex tinge distinguish any hope of after two state solution. baylan is the former israeli minister of juttis, a key figure in initiating the processes that led to the accord and he is the president of balan busy foreign affairs joining us from austed tree i can't this morning. thank you for your time what is your reation to what president abbas said? did you hear a clear repudiation of the oslo acords that will change the facts on the ground? >> no. i think that it was just
enlarging to decide in the future whatever he would like to decide on this matter. and if i may say it was a big mistake he did not use the opportunity and expectations in order to do what had to be done by him in my humble view which is to reefers to a certain date. nothing is happening and there are no serious discussions, then he doflz the authority. as long as he did not do that. we still have in place an interim agreement meant to be there for five years and has been there for 22 years. a core dor which became the live room to the convenience of the right-winged government in israel and to part of the establishment on the palestinian
side which has a kind of government or whatever that doesn't have a palestinian state. >> otisisi side, do you thinkisesis has in a way given up on the spirit of oslo? judging by the way they have voted, elecing a right-wing government and diminishing the left? we have a right-wing government led by netanyahu, the former head of the opposition who said when he was in that capacity that once he is prime minister, he will cancel the oslo agreement. he did not do that because he knows there is a world out there and eventually, he understood the advantages of oslo for the right-wing because now, he can easily say we have an agreement with the palestinians. we could not achieve another agreement as long as we don't have a new agreement he can do
whatever he wants in the west bank understand this umbrella of oslo. so in a way, netanyahu is now the one who is worried about cancelling the oslo agreement while the peace can a for people like myself are telling the palestinians who would like to see a two state solution don't continue this virtual game of the palestinian authority. you have a flag and the commission guyou don't have a state. one has to shatudy the situatio in order to bring the world back to the middle east, to theitsisi palestinian problem in order to try to help us to solve it. >> there was a lowell last week that showed for the first time, a majority much palestinians don't even believe in the two-state solution. is it time for the palestinians to look at a completely
different tact? the one-state solution is not a solution. most will not accept it. you might be pessimistic and say, okay. even if this is a salutes, i don't see it happening very soon which might become a kind of a self fulfilling prophecy. butibility ends of the day you have al majority for the two state solution. >> the question now is not what solution are we going to have in we know the solution. the question is whether there is readiness of the palestinians and israelis. >> abbas says some sort of
multi-laterally negotiations vis-a-vis what we saw with iran and the nuclear deal might move the ball forward. do you see that as being a viable path back to peace? >> with all due respect, this is not the same situation. israel, not iran. it's part of the dramatic world web criticize our government and say what we want to say but it's parts of the open world and the democratic world and there is no fight against israel or facing israel nebotiated i believe there are many in our conflict and that the arab initiative of 2002 is a cornerstone for the future solution. i believe that negotiating the
arab initiative should be the right thing and involvement. arab countries would be an intrornt government but it cannot replace the most important thing the negotiations between israelis and palestinians. and this has not happened since more than a year now after the failure of the kerry talks. >> joining us from vienna this morning, thank you for your insights. we will have live coverage of israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu's speech from the u.n. later today on al jazeera. growing tensions between iran and saudi arabia over last week's dedzly hajj stampeed.
nearly double the official saudi toll, tehran is warning saudi arabia of a fierce response for not returning the victims' bodies. saudi arabia refused to allow an iranian cargo plane to land in mecca and take the bodies home. greek prime minister alexis tsipras was one of the speakers. he won reelection a few weeks ago despite anger over his concessions to the eu to reach a bail-out agreement. today, he was likely to go after international lenders who help put nations like his in to debt. patty, he has a clear agenda? >> not so much international lenders. you will probably see something a little more conciliatory. the big emphasis is likely to be the need nor debt restructuring. he has unsustainable debt. it did enter into a third bail-out agreement and tsipras was re-elected. he said he will stick to those terms but implicit in those terms is the allowment, if you
will, for some sort of debt restructuring. of course they would love to see a haircut, a write down of some of that. it may take on different terms. tsipras was driving home earlier this week at the u.n.'s sustain able to development for if you want sus stableable development, what you need to address is this prove of sovereign debt default and these austerity measures that tends to do more harm than good, that kill the patient, if you will. >> would we also expect tsipras to make the refugee crisis a major point today? greece has taken a big burdensen from the refugees fleeing syria. >> absolutely because right now, greece fits at the hub of two major crisises. one is the debt crisis ant the punishing austerity meyers that have ravaged greek families, that have thrown so many people out of work, thrown so many people out of the middle class and into poverty and all of the refugees and don't forget, economic my grasped as well that have been fleeing to go their
shores. grease is in no position to handle this. it's broke. you will probably see the main india sys on the need tore sensible debt restructuring rather than extends and pretect bail-out packages that anti-getting greece back on its feet but touching upon the european migrant crisis full, the. >> has tsipras taken a hit to his credibility at all on the world stage with everything that has happened in the debt crisis? >> it depends action stephanie, on who you ask. if you have the pro-austerity camp, the hardliners, if you will, they will talk about the lack of credibility, tsipras had to overturn those say his credibility has taken a hit. go into the streets of greece, europe, and you will see people
who say no, he changed the debate on austerity. so, he has enormous credibility still with some major quarters full. >> he won reelection, too. patty? >> thank you. the sfetd recall government, at least until december, house voted to avoid a shutdown while keeping planned parenthood funded. a move conservatives fought right up until the vote. president obama signed the temporary funding measure late last night. we are keeping a close eye this morning on hurricane joaquin as it continues to gain strength in the atlantic. it became a category 3 overnight. let's but flu meteorologist nicole mitchell. can you talk about some of the tools used? >> meet prompts, radar and wealth stations. all sources of data. there is a you few different things, people like me in my reserve job that actually fly inside and take readings and
depend a lot on these different satellite images. heis a cool one that nasa put out so this is kind of a cut section brighter colors, two to 5 inches they were measuring per hour and that intentionsty. this has been slowly moving its way across the ba hamas it could anybody from the carolinas to new england. we will have to watch this very closely and this is still intensifying, so we could see it transition to a category 4 later today or into tomorrow. now, that rain was talking about will cause a big problem as the storm moves in because we have this frontal boundary across the coastline with another low
that's going to develop across it. so heavy rain for the next couple of days. we have a big flood concern even outside of the tropical entity along portions of the east coast because of so much rain. so because of what's already going to come in the next couple of days, we have widespread flood watches and warnings up. by the time the tropical system comes in action we could have feet of range by the time you combine those two different systems. >> residents all up along the carolina coast, i know they are bracing. nicole mitchell, thank you. jury selection begins today in west virginia in the trial of a former coal company executive, don blankepship facing criminal charges in connection with a 2010 mine disaster that left 29 dead. a look at what happened at the upper big branch mine and what the family's viies victims' fam are hoping 4. >> these mem memorialized are viv iid reminders of what was lost in an explosion much methane gas and coal dust.
tommy davis barely escaped the blast but lost his son, corey as well as his brother and nephew. >> i go to the graveyard and i tell them, daddy is, still fighting for you, and i will continue to until i think justice has been served. >> what is justice? for the families of those who died, it would be the conviction of this man, don blankenship, the former ce off of macey energy, the company that owned the mine. federal investigators blame the blast on a series of basic safety violations and found macey valued production over safety. the mine had racked up more than 500 federal safety violations? >> he knows about everything that went on over there. for him not being the manual he should have been and the chief and step up and push the button and say stop. let's make it safe for these men, let them men die that day.
>> besides being accused of conspiracy to violate mine safety standards, blankenship is charged with lying to investors to prop up stock prices after the explosion. he has pleaded "not guilty". >> as ceo of massey. >> in a documentary he funded, he painted himself as a safety pioneer and insisted safety and profits go hand-in-hand. >> for one thing, i am smart enough to know that keeping your co coal miners safe and not having accidents is very profitable. >> but the indictment describes him very different, as obsessed with production and cost cutting above all else. in a note to an executive who apparently, was not keeping costs down enough, he writes, quote, "you have a kid to feed. do your job." blankenship's attorneys may argue that he oversaw dozens of mines and was not responsible for everything happening understand ground at just one of those properties legal experts say proving a ceo's direct involvement in day-to-day
operations can be tricky. ? >> they've got to get to the jury's gut and just going after a ceo and he should have not is not enough with most jiz. >> victims families say they will be in the courtroom until the jury decides blankenship's fate more than five years after one of the nation's worst mine disasters. lisa stark, al jazeera. skwlefrnling athletes are reviewing options after an aepeels court ruled they should not be compensated for performance beyond the cost of tuition. it is generally seen as a wend for the ncaa but judges said the agency's policy of limiting what college athletes can receive is a violation of anti-trust laws. the ncaa has been criticized for earning hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue from college sports without been stating players. a funeral service is being heads later this morning for a new jersey thies quarterback who died last week.
wednesday evening, hundreds came out for evan murray's wake. he clasped on the football field and the autopsy determined he had suffered a ruptured spleen. here to tell us that murray's death is raising new questions at high schools across the kuntsdz tree on what they can do to save the life of their agent let's? >> it's the third high school football death in three weeks. trainers, coaches and parents are looking for ways to make the sport safer. >> hut! >> athletes at programus catholic high school are allowed to practice full contact for no more than 90 minutes a week, a safe guard this season to prevented injuries in a support often criticized for being too violent. >> there are situations that happen, and emergencies happen. >> cork for the center for catastrophic spopts injuries. 5 players died after playing football last season. they are three times more likely to suffer from catastrophic injuries or suffer a concussion
than college xlarz. evan murray, an autopsy showed he died of a lass rated spleen. the took a hit during a game last friday and walked off of the field with the help of teammates. he later died at a hospital. >> this is one like this. >> mark harris with sports depot says the store has seen an uptick in flap jacket sales since murray's death. >> what does this protect you from? >> your spleen, ribs, your back. anyone hits you necessary area, you are protected. >> harris said getting players to gear up in extra equipment is a challenge. >> players want to wear as little gear as possible? >> in many cases, yes. >> why? >> they want to be as quick and as light and as mobile and as an i'll as possible. >> flack jackets used by quarterbacks are not mandatory for high school quarterbacks. >> if evan murray was wearing this, do you think that it could have protected him from a lass rated spleen? >> yes.
u.s. to smoke in the car with anyone under 18 years old even if windows are down, drivers will face a $75 fine. let me correct myself. i meant to say this is the law now in the united kingdom. the law doesn't apply to ecigarettes or people driving with the roof down on a convertible. the british lung foundation said 340,000 children are expose today second-hand smoke. >> today is the day consumers should dip their credit cards instead of swipe all to protect you from fraud.
>> it's a big day in the state of or gone for marijuana sellers and buyers. pick up a dream queen clone or sprout. also be able to buy seeds and bud and do it re-creationally without a medical marijuana card. that's the way oregon is rolling out marijuana legalization. currently licensed medical dispensaries are also now selling to recreational customers. about 200 shops statedwide that are going to be doing that. most of them in the portland area. there is going to be a tax holiday until first of the year. none of these products will be taxed at all. eventually, oregonses tax system will be lower than washington or colorado. one of the folks very involved in the bids, owner of rip city recommemedie remedies. you have been watching for this day for a long time. what have you had to do to get ready? >> quite a bit. we have doubled staff >> brought in a lot of extra product, updated systems and just really getting ready, training and getting ready to go.
>> so oregon joins washington and colorado as states where people can legally buy and sell recreational marijuana. alan schafller, portland oregon. >> more on this story on al jazeera america this even with a look at how sales did on day 1 there in oregon. >> start today, retailers must offer customers a new way to ring up credit card purchases. new card reading machines contain a chip called an e m.d. these type of cards have been around since the '90s. customers should be able to insert cards instead of swiping them. banks say it helps protect against fraud. don't worry if your bank hasn't sent you a chip with a card. i will be able to swipe as well. >> much more on the russian airstrikes hitting syria and a reminder we will bring you continuing coverage of the u.n. general assembly throughout the day. israel and greece both scheduled to speak. that's it for us in new york. i am stephanie sy.