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campus massacre. >> we know that other countries in response to one mass shooting have been able to craft laws that almost eliminate mass shootings an exasperated president obama calls for stricter gun laws and blames congress in action after a mass shooting at an oregon community college dualling strategies. >> russia runs a risk of ripping
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obvious sectarian seams more than they are. >> some hope or try to present the coalition nation as leading the political settlement, and russia fighting the same people is perceived or presented like defending the regime russia steps up air strikes in syria, holding talks with the u.s. to avoid confrontation. we are joined by the state department spokesman let's make a deal. >> i'm prepared to immediately - immediately resume direct peace negotiations with the palestinian authority without any preconditions whatsoever a day after the palestinian authority's president expressed pessimism a peace, israel's prime minister says he is ready to talk. good evening, i'm antonio
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mora, this is al jazeera america. we'll go to oregon in a moment. tonight we begin with russia carrying out a second day of air strikes in syria. again, russia came under criticism for avoiding i.s.i.l. targets. a u.n. backed rebel group trained by the c.i.a. said the camp was hit by 20 russian missiles in idlib. russians insisted the planes hit four i.s.i.l. factories in idlib, hama and homes. russian officials spoke by voido conference, discussing ways to carry out air campaigns, and keeping each country's service members safe. and abd-rabbu mansour hadi is open to air strikes over iraq, to help the military in a fight against i.s.i.l. jamie mcintyre has more from the pentagon. >> reporter: russia launched the latest strikes against a number of groups in syria with varying ideologies, including the army
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of conquest, a coalition who oppose i.s.i.l., including the al qaeda-affiliated al nusra front. >> at the united nations, sergey lavrov insisted moscow and washington were confronting a common enemy. >> if it looks like a terrorist, acts like a terrorist. if it fights like a terrorist, it's a terrorist. i would recall that we were saying that we are going to fight i.s.i.l. and other terrorist groups. >> the u.s. says it has no evidence russia has struck any i.s.i.l. forces. and it conducted its first direct talks with moscow over the question of deconfliction. sorting out issues such as which radio frequencies, and what language will be used when russian coalition talk to each other in the air. in one sense the u.s. and russian pilots are deconflicted with the u.s. flying over areas controlled by i.s.i.l. to the
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east, while so far russian attacks have been in others not controlled by i.s.i.l. to the west. and the u.s. says despite conducting a handful of air strikes in syria in recent days, the russian air campaign is having no effect on efforts. >> it's lower than the average, only because these are dynamic targetting processes. we are continuing our strikes, we have not altered operations in syria to accommodate new players on the battlefield. >> senate armed services committee john mccain argues de-conflict is accomplishing nothing. but adding legitimacy to bashar al-assad's brutalisation of its people n a statement mccain asked: back in play, pt defense
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secretary made clear the u.s. has the responsibility to protect rebel fighters it has trained and sent into battle. >> we have an obligation to their safety and their effectiveness, and we would exercise that. >> the u.s. bombed the al nusra front to protect the first group of u.s.-trained fighters. with russia targetting u.s.-supported groups, the pentagon will not make the same pledge. >> if there are unique circumstances, when that was discussed previously, and i'm not going to get into a situation of talking about hypotheticals in terms of what might happen in the future. >> as for the future, russia is leaving open the door to expanding air strikes into neighbouring iran, buts only if asked. >> we were not invited, arrived, and we are polite people, as you know, we don't come if not invited. >> that on a day when iraq's leader expressed dissatisfaction with u.s. air support and seemed
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to be issuing an invitation. >> if we get the offer, we continue it. in actual fact, i'd welcome it. >> after days of denying the programme to train and equip syrian fighters have been suspended, the pentagon now admits that the programme has been paused. some syrians are trained outside the country. none are sent back into battle, until the pentagon can figure out how the spectacularly unsuccessful programme can be fixed. >> jamie mcintyre at the pentagon. >> in tunisia, troops stopped twa cars loaded with -- two cars loaded with bombs from crossing the boarder with libya. authorities said that the troops opened fire on three vehicles, two were stopped, a third, though, managed to flee back into libya. the gunmen claimed by i.s.i.l. carried out who massacres at tourist sites. the company is building a security wall on the libyan
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frontier to block attacks. >> now to the tragic school shooting in oregon. 10 are dead after a gunman opened fire at the community college. several other students were injured in the rampage, three critically. the massacre took place in rose berg oranegon. it's a late breaking news story. allen schauffler joins us, it's difficult to describe this kind of horror happening again. >> absolutely, again and again. we have heard from some folks on the scene on campus, it was a little after 10:30 that the first calls came into 911. there was a shooting happening. the final numbers we have, the formal numbers that we have is 10 fatalities in this case. a gunman acting on his own. no one suggested there was more
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than one, was killed either at the scene or in the - or died later in the hospital. we don't know those details. again, one gunman who was taken care of at the scene. >> terrible scene, of course, on the campus, small community college and town in rural oregon. here is what one of the witnesses say, the impressions of ali burchelluci. >> i looked out the window. there was a couple of girls sprinting from the building. i heard screaming, and i looked out and saw the people running, and i said to the teacher we need to get out of here right now. >> i just talked to another young woman in the same building, a 17-year-old, said it was her fourth day at college, and she heard the first shot and thought someone dropped a textbook behind her. as the other shots rang out, she realized what was happening. she and everyone in her
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classroom got away safely. she said she has grown up with a family that made her aware of keeping her head. look around, figure out what is going on, and get out. she credits keeping her cool in that situation for her and others to escape. >> a grim scene were family and staff were brought to the school to reunite with the loved ones. main of those today not getting the news they were hoping for when they came here. >> i can only imagine what the parents are going through. there was, however, a tremendous and quick response to the shooting? >> yes, absolutely, is seems like a couple of minutes after the first calls came in, police arrived on the scene. this is a slightly isolated campus, it's not in roseburg
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proper. didn't take long for police to get there. here is the way the sheriff described it. >> officers from around the country responded to the college and upon arriving there. th th theylocated the shooter in a building. officers engage the and there was an exchange of gun fire. >> the investigation on campus continues, it is sealed off at this point. the governor of the oregon - governor of oregon, kate brown, asked people with government buildings to fly the flag at half market. >> allen schauffler in roseburg oregon, thanks. >> in the next half hour, president obama's hash words about a lack ever gun control in the united states, and how other countries respond the pentagon says an american c130 transport plane crashed in afghanistan near
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jalalabad killing 11 on board, including six u.s. air services and five contractors. the cause is being investigated. there were no reports of hostile activity afghanistan's president says his forces have retaken the center of the northern city of kunduz. taliban forces seized the capital. the battle looks to be far from over. renae odey reports. >> reporter: the battle for the city of kond us has been tough. they have retaken the city, the taliban saying that's not the case, they have withdrawn to other neighbourhoods before a counterattack, and say they don't want anything except security. >> we want the government to secure kunduz. the the situation was not good. i escaped. some of my family are trapped there. we don't want anything else. we want to secure kunduz.
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>> the interior ministery ace afghan forces will not start fighting. and they are supported by n.a.t.o. and u.s. special forces. they could we getting unexpected help. a commander is trying to caly support for the army, calling on afghans to joint the fight against the taliban. >> there are security issues around the country. security threatening districts and villages, i asked the people to stand and cooperate with security force, to fight the enemy in all parts of the country. >> reporter: removing the taliban from kunduz will take time. their strength was proven when they took the city this week. it was the biggest victory since the government was ousted in 2001. al jazeera obtained these
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pictures. an analyst we spoke to described what a taleban capture of kunduz means. >> when they board central asia, that path is where america got recon significance, and the n.a.t.o. troops got recognisance into afghanistan, without that, would be a serious impediment to them. >> afghan president ashraf ghani vowed to remove the taliban. doctors without borders has treated hundreds of injured people, including dozens of children, since the fighting on monday. >> people living in kabul made their stance clear, waving banners and showing support for government. the question now is how strong and capable is the african national army as it takes on the taliban the battle for syria is not just on the ground and in the
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hair. it's a high stakes game of diplomatic poker between the united states and russia. my conversation with state department spokesman john kirby about the russian moves in syria, and what should happen to bashar al-assad, next.
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in context, the conflict in syria is one of many foreign policy challenges the united states faces, and the obama administration is being criticized for how it handled
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those challenge e mike viqueira repor reports. >> reporter: the question for president obama's spokesman is how do you respond to those that think vladimir putin is pushing president obama around - as if they are two kids on a playground. >> that is not at all what is happening. the fact is russia is responding to a situation inside the middle east from a position of vagueness. >> reporter: in the weak of russia's military moves, calls come back. >> we should establish no fly zones and make it clear that any aircraft that enters the zones will be shut down. >> reporter: many say president obama missed his chance four years ago when he didn't step in when bashar al-assad, with the backing of iran, began a brutal campaign against the opponents. >> when they saw the u.s. had no reaction. they considered it a carte blanche to proceed with that
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strategy, leading to hundreds dead, millions displaced. >> in august, he is alleged to have attacked his people with chemical weapons, bashar al-assad attacking his own people. president obama abruptly backed away after air strikes. >> i'll seek the use of force from the american people's representative in congress. congress didn't act. russia did, brokering a deal for bashar al-assad to give up weapon stockpiles. talk ever air strikes went away. russia moved past diplomacy, and flexeded its muscles, flexing -- informing allies moment before. >> russia will put a bubble over western syria and protecting bashar al-assad. i think there's a couple of
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motivations for this. one is that vladimir putin wants to demand that russia is back in the mainstream again. >> now after the stunning advance of taliban forces, there are more calls for president obama to jump back into another conflict he thought was goodnight him. many say african forces still cannot stand on their own. >> they are not capable of independence operations or sustaining themselves in the field. they lack airlift capability, close hair support. we can provide those things, but it requires u.s. troops to do that, enabling them to carry on the fight on the front lines. >> the white house says despite the recent crisis the timetable for leaving afghanistan will not change. russia may seem strong in syria, it is playing a dangerous game. >> it is going to further inflame sectarian tensions inside of syria, that result in
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more sunnis directed their ire at russia. both inside of syria, and back home in russia. that is the risk that russia is running right now. >> whether vladimir putin is desperate, savvy or a bulli is yet to be -- bully is yet to be seen. for president obama, a reluctance to step back into a fight i spoke with rear-admiral john kirby, a spokesman about russia's involvement in syria, and asked if he agreed with russian foreign minister sergey lavrov, that the u.s. and russia can see eye to eye in the crisis. >> we welcome a constructive role by russia, going against i.s.i.l. it's a common threat to them and 60 plus nations. >> it sounds like ash carter, the defense secretary doesn't seem that welcoming of the russian world, saying russia
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getting involved in syria is like pouring gas on to a fire. >> i don't want to speak to ash carter, but we share the view that if they are trying to solve militarily an issue we believe needs to be sold politically. yes, they are at risk of exacerbate ghts the conflict -- exacerbating the conflict, particularly along the sectarian lines. we are analysing results. but it appears to be against opposition groups. groups that have sectarian views. russia runs a risk of ripping open sectarian seams more than they are. >> mc-kain and others said russia has been targetting other opposition groups, not i.s.i.l., and hit some groups supported by the united states. >> well, we support many different groups's syria in various ways. i will not get into the specifics of any of that.
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again, what we have seen so far, and the pentagon is analysing as much information as we can about the early strikes. i mean, it's not as if the russians are overtly transparent about the targetting campaign here. but we know that they didn't hit areas where i.s.i.l. operates. and we know they didn't hit i.s.i.l. targets. that's what we would like to see. if they are willing to have a constructive role, that could be helpful. >> is it clear, given what we have seen so far, that they were more concerned with propping up bashar al-assad, than going after i.s.i.l. >> we'll judge russians by their actions, not their words, and so far the actions do not support the smokes they are there to go after i.s.i.l., and secretary of state john kerry has had numerous conversations, talking
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about where things are going. >> it's not been transparent parent. and as we said. secretary made clear. if they are propping up bashar al-assad, making it easier to prop up their answer poem. not only will russia have a deeper problem on their hands, we are not going to get to the outcome in syria, which is a political transition to a government. is the u.s. softening it's stance. the rhetoric for years is that bashar al-assad must go. the central goal is the same. that we want to see a future in syria that doesn't have bashar al-assad in power. we have, over time watched this closely, we realized that in toward to get bashar al-assad to go permanently, there has to be a transition. >> does it make sense to coordinate with nikoloz basilashvili, get rid of
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i.s.i.l. first, and bashar al-assad -- coordinate with bashar al-assad, get rid of i.s.i.l., and go after bashar al-assad later. >> there are many things, but it can't include bashar al-assad. >> senator mccain said the administration has been outmoored again by russia. are they setting the agenda. >> i don't think at all that's the case. they are responding to their conexperience about the fragility of the bashar al-assad regime. they moved forces in there, and are using the forces purportedly now to allow bashar al-assad to remain in power and brutalize his people. it's not what we want to see, we want an instructive role against i.s.i.l., but it's not the case. >> they are going after the army of conquest, extremist groups, does that, in fact, help i.s.i.l., because they oppose i.s.i.l. >> potentially it could.
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it remains to be seen what targets they are going after after a period of time. what we want to see is i.s.i.l. degraded and tweeted inside iraq and syria. there is a big, successful coalition to go after the threat. >> the russian deputy for instance said that they are open to helping out in iraq if invited by baghdad. you have an announced intelligence sharing agreement among iran, iraq, syria and russia. the question comes up, what is russia's end game. does want more involved and influence in the middle east. >> you should have talk to the folks in moscow what the end game is, it's not for me to speak to. what we see them doing is in response to their concerns about the fragility of bashar al-assad. to couch had as a gain is not supported by the facts.
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iraq is a cove ren country. we have information -- sovereign county, we have information sharing centers, we are helping with united nations in iraq, we have aircraft over the skies, trainers on the ground. we have a good relationship in terms of going after i.s.i.l. it's a sovereign country, and everybody does and can and should have relationships with others around the world. it's for them to speak to. the intelligence sharing agreement i think is overstated. it is at a working level and prime minister abd-rabbu mansour hadi noted that it is not about coordinating operations on the ground. it's about information sharing coming up, an update to the stop story, the mass shooting at an oregon community college. and israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu uses much of his speech at the u.n. to condemn the iran nuclear deal.
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welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora, a community college in oregon became the scene of the latest deadly mass shooting in the united states. according to the douglas county sheriff 10 were killed when a gunman opened fire at umpqua community college. the shooter was amongst the
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dead. his identity and the victims' names have not been released. it prompt an emotional president obama to make a plea for gun laws. . >> it cannot be this easy for someone that wants to inflict harm on people to get their hands on guns. what is routine, of course, is the response of those that oppose any gun legislation. >> right now i imagine the press release being cranked out. we need more gun, they'll argue. fewer gun safety laws. does anybody really believe that. >> senior washington correspondent mike viqueira joins us from washington. we saw a little bit of it there. the president was angry. >> anger, no question about it.
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it's an issue that the president said in an interview is his most frustrating issue in the course of his presidency, the inability to get gun control laws, ever since the division in the brady bill about assault weapons, the loophole, background checks on down the line, many of those having expired over the years, in need of strengthening. the president has been unable to make that happen. advocates of gun restrictions say they are making progress at the local level. it's a third rail of politics, with the republicans controlling the house and the senate. the president made reference to the fact that this is routine, he shows up after the shootings, aurora, tuscon, newtown, makes the comments and is unable to do anything about it. this time the president said this is a political choice we
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make every day in america, calling for individual voters and individuals to come forth with statistics demonstrating that the rate of crime with a firearm in this country is three times what it is than in any other developed country. the president with viscerale anger and frustration is evident. as he made his statement in the wake of another shooting. >> other than leadership, there's not much he can do, and the reality is that more democrats have now also gone over against gun control than in the past. of course, republicans are far - the majority, but certainly there's a number of democrats that don't want the control i think. >> this dates back to the brady bill in 1994, and many say the backlash against that partly caused the revolution bringing the republicans into control, and newt gingrich in the house
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of representatives an election that year. many thought it would change after the unspeakable crime at newtown when the children were murdered in cold blood. the families of those victims walked around the halls of congress. there was impetus to new law, and it collapsed yet again. in the wake of the charleston shootings this summer president obama intimated there was nothing he could do. there was backlash on that, he tried to back off of it. there's little he can do, why he can push gunrestrictions on a federal level u.s. gun laws have been lost mostly unchecked dispute hundreds of mass shootings. courtney kealy reports on how others respond to the world worse mask areas. >> this person killed 29 people
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in 1938 using a browning shotgun, an axe and a samurai sword. his attack inspired movies, weeks and a play, and was considered the worth for decades, until 1980 when a 26-year-old seen policeman killed 56 people, an 8-hour rage with south korea. but the deadliest massacre began the bomb blast. on july 22nd, 2011. two hours later. anders opened fire on a summer camp on victoria island. >> the man was standing upright. he was address the as a policeman and tried to lure us closer. >> 27 people were killed. the youngest people were 14. >> my thoughts are with people wounded and families that lost their lives, i have ensured
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everything possible is done to help the victims, especially those in a critical condition. >> reporter: the massacre led to the tightening of norway's anti-terror laws. massive gun reform is the mistake. thomas hamilton used four handguns he used legally to kill five and six-year-olds, and their teacher at doesn't blind school in scotland. 1996. >> the scene that met us in the hall and the gym was appalling. it was the worst nightmare. i can't get the images out of my head yet, i think that will take some time. it was an appalling matter. >> the private ownership of all handguns was banned. the u.k. has some. toughest laws in the world. >> weeks later. 29-year-old martin bryant used semiautomatic rifles to kill 27
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people at port island in the seaside town in tampa bay rays. >> a bye-back programme was pushed through and laws regarding semiautomatics tightened, including extensive background checks and 28 day period. australia rate of gunhomicide is 1/30th of the united states and there is hasn't been a mass shooting in australia since part arthur israeli forces are searching for attackers that targeted and killed an israeli couple driving through the occupied west bank. gunmen opened fire. the couples four children were wounded. hamas praised the attack as an heroic act by resistance fighters. >> tough talk by binyamin netanyahu, in a blistering speech to the general assembly, the israeli leader denounced the deal with iran.
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he criticized mahmoud abbas for his comments at the u.n. on wednesday. john terrett is here with more on what binyamin netanyahu had to say and what was a passionate speech >> it was, to say the least. good evening, binyamin netanyahu had three key teams. he tore into the u.n. for what he called shameful routine bashing of israel. he called on palestinian president mahmoud abbas not to, as he put it, walk away from peace. and slammed the iran nuke ear deal out of an outation piece of theatre. a face-off to delegates listening in the chamber. >> speaking before the united nations general assembly, binyamin netanyahu reiterated his alliance with the u.s. is un-sheikhable. it did not stop him blasting the u.s. nuclear agreement with iran and five other nations. >> after three days of listening to westerly direction leaders prays the nuclear deal with
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iran, i begin my speech today by saying ladies an gentlemen, check your enthusiasm at the door. >> vowing not to allow iran into the nuclear weapons club, binyamin netanyahu again condemned the agreement, including the lifting of sanctions that he said could mean billions of unfrozen dollars flowing to iran. >> you think hundreds of billions in sanctions relief and contracts will turn it repacious tiger into a kitten. >> the israeli leader and lawmakers failed to prevent the accord from going forward, and insisted the agreement which does not dismantle iran's nuclear programme would increase the threat to israel by an atomic iran years down the road. >> that places a militant islaming terror regime weeks away from having the fissile
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merely phone an arsenal of nuclear bombs. >> binyamin netanyahu punk tutored the world bodies for being silence in attempts to destroy israel and illustrated condemnation by standing in silence and staring out at the general assembly for nearly a minute. his 40 minute speech was not reserved for attacks on iran. binyamin netanyahu said he's ready to get back on the negotiating table. wednesday, mahmoud abbas threat ebbs to no longer honour agreements from the oslo accords. >> i'm prepared to immediately, immediately, resume direct peace negotiations with the palestinian authority, without any preconditions whatsoever. >> a tough sell for some palestinian politicians, they continue to criticise israel for not honouring the oslo accords as it continues to construct
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homes for israelis in the west bank and is the controlling authority in the region. >> it's a country that reneged on agreements. it's refusing abide by international law and turns around and blames plilians. >> binyamin netanyahu did, indeed, repeat his call to peace talks without preness conditions. he always says that, but says nothing about ending the building of settlements at west bank and east jerusalem, it's a key demand, one that has israel on a collision course with sponsors in the region. binyamin netanyahu is scheduled to meet with president obama in november. >> israel is not popular at the united nations. binyamin netanyahu's remarks - how were they received? >> it's apparent for viewers that in the security council, the legal body for security issues, no one can land a punch
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on israel. as soon as anyone tries to think something is brought against it, the americans veto. a vass majority of 193 member states are on the side of palestinians, rather than israel because of the bok aid and settlement building. as for the reaction, i don't think they were expecting as mp on iran as they got. pretty much dominated the speech, but i think they would say they've heard it all before. >> we'll talk more about that right now, with doug waxman, a professor at north-eastern university and co-director of the middle east center or peace, culture and development. and joins us from boston, good to see you. binyamin netanyahu makes an argument that a nuclear poses a threat to israel. did he overdo it, spending the bulk of his time denouncing an agreement that is likely a done
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dill. >> it was a surprise how much time he spent on it. many thought they might shift the focus. he wanted to not only reiterate opposition to the deal and israel's concern, but make sure iran is not reintegrated into the international community, that the deal does not lead to a warming of the relationship between the united states and iran in particular, as well as european states in iran, this was not just about the nuclear deal, but a broader concern about iran being back - accepted back into the international community, and leading to something that he doesn't want to see happen. >> he expressed concern about iran getting more money, billions after the deal was implemented and using it to fund terrorism around the world. he was dripping with disdain for the united nations, nowhere more than where he said the u.n. was anti-israel, passing 20
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resolutions condemning israel, and one about the crisis. does he have a point? >> he does have a point. the record shows united nations have been overwhelmingly focussed on israel and have paid less attention to the tragedy in syria and recently to the war in yemen, it has a point. i don't think it way he went about making that point, glaring at the u.n. delegates will win him favors. >> he emphasised the point about the international community's silence to the threat to israel, by what seemed like an eternal silence, glaring at the leaders for 45 seconds. if he's trying to get the u.n. on his side, i don't think it would be helpful. >> it wouldn't be help. f ful. in a that part of the speech he was playing to the audience back
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home. most show a distain for the united nations. >> israel's prime minister called it uum-schoom. he was describe a u.n. bias against israel, that part of the speech was going to pay well, and certainly will not win any friends. >> an offer to get back to the operating table. he blamed the palestinians for the failure of peace process. and yesterday we heard mahmoud abbas blame israel. in that context. is there much chance the peace process will get back on track. >> well, i think it's very lit: it was clear that both sides were more interested in blaming each other. it's unlikely that there will be much progress. i think equally important is what was not said at the united nations over the past few days, particularly in president obama's speech, he didn't mention israel, palestine or a
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resumption of the peace process. the silence on the conflicts, together with the statements and some of the harsh language and changes between mahmoud abbas and others suggest that if some diplomatic process is renewed. unfortunately, it's unlikely to go anywhere. >> a final question. binyamin netanyahu argued israel would work with arab partners and that common dangers were bringing them closer, is that an exaggeration or is israel getting support from arab countries in the middle east. >> i think behind the scenes there has been cooperation, particularly with records to the threats by i.s.i.s. and iran. behind the scenes there's intelligence cooperation happening. it's short of the partnership that prime minister binyamin netanyahu talked about. there's no hope for overt alliance or partnership between
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israel, the united states and saudi arabia, as lodge as the palestinian -- as long as the palestinian issue is un resolved. >> the saudis came out, showing that it's really still something of an israeli fantasy, that the saudis and others will forget about the palestinian issue and align with israel. >> doug waxman from north-eastern university. good to have you with us. >> growing excitement in the valley of the kings, eziptologists gender to check the theory that they'll find queen nefertiti's grave panned the walls of king tut.
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hurricane joachim are expected to hit islands in, residents bracing for 20 inches of rain in some areas. cuba issued storm warnings to residents. kevin corriveau joins us with more. it's one of the strongest storms the atlantic has seen in years. >> that's right. since 2010. this storm promised to be an interesting one at that. that's the look from space, this is the most current satellite, pushing through southern
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apartments. all affected the most. some trapped in their home, 5-10 food storm surges in that area. this is what we expect to see over the next couple of hours. the storm has been coming down to the south-west. we do expect it to make a turn to the north. that will probably come up at the 11 o'clock hour. most of the bahamas is under a hurricane warning, and we'll still see flooding across the region. >> let's hope it stays away from the east coast. >> after days of fighting, government forces say they have retaken two major sites from houthi rebels. it is a strategic shipping passage way connecting the red sea to the ocean. saudi-led used air force and air strikes to support forces. >> translation: we'll advance,
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god willing, houthis will see us soon the yemeni government forces are heading north hoping to take the city. the houthis controlled that area for more than a year hungary is waiting to seal off the border with croatia until it hearse who will take it more refugees, hungary is working on a barbed wire fence, similar to the one on the border with serbia. more than 100,000 migrants entered, including 87,000 crossing from croatia after hungary shut down a border with serbia. >> a sinking feeling, residents of a british neighbourhood wake up to discover an unwelcome development in the middle of the street. >> i'm jennifer glasse in afghanistan's top football league where the best players in the country cannot earn enough from the sport to make a living.
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a british archeologist announced he has proven a hidden section exists inside king tut's tomb and believers it could be where queen nefertiti is buried. niklas reed convinced officials to bring radar in. queen nefertiti is an elusive legendary beauty would died in 1314 b.c., the main wife of a pharaoh, who is believed to have been tutt's father. reeves is an egyptologistist working at the university of
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arizona, today he said he saw two passage ways in king tut's time plastered to hide their existence. >> the digital scanning of surfaces, in this instance revealing the presence of two intact doorways behind the pointed decoration of the burial chambers west and north walls. more extraordinary still it looks as if one of these doorways may lead to the burial of queen nefertiti herself. the discovery of tutankhamun was the largest cultural discovery in egypt in the history of of humanity, and the discovery of the 20th century, if today a new discovery of the tomb of tutankhamun, we'll make the most important discovery of the 21st century radar scans could happen this week.
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if a woman's remains are found in the valley of the kings, it could belong to another wife japan times - u.s. and russia must find common ground to end the civil war in syria, writing that a diplomatic agreement preventing the growth of i.s.i.l. while overseeing a transition to a new government will be difficult. but without the cooperation of both nation, it will be impossible. >> palestinian's president mahmoud abbas marks the ways he intend to cut up the oslo agreement with israel. and the australian writes - uber wins in a market of ideas. that technology often disrupts markets assist customers adopt a new product. leaving the old ones behind. writing that the uber ride-sharing program is a good example in the u.s., professional athletes or seller rities, and
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many -- celebrities earn millions. we look at a league where the top athletes can't earn enough to pay the beels. bills, tonight's story comes from kabul. >> reporter: this footballer comes from modest beginnings, his face is on display at his father's newsstand, where chicken soup and boiled pottate jot costs $0.15. most of the profit goes to his football career. his medals and trophies detect a home he shares with parents and eight siblings. >> on the field, he leaves that world behind. concentrating on the one thing that he loves - football. he's a forward for the premier team, eagles of the i understand u. last year they finished second. fans say the gains show afghanistan in a better light.
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>> football is very important. it's a big chance to show the world they are not just a country for war, but is a county for peace, for the force, for everything. >> for many, it's a great day out, a chance to cheer something on, to share national pride. >> these are the best players in afghanistan. salaries are nothing like what contemporaries make in other countries. the players get $160 a month, and only for the three months of the year they play in the league. >> for players from wealthy families, that doesn't matter, for someone like this, the oldest sun in the family, it adds pressure. >> translation: i'm a man with no education, how much longer can i play football. in afghanistan you can't make money to survive. this is not enough to pay for transportation. >> reporter: one day he was upset, he got a raisar and slashed his arms.
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his mother and sister bandaged him. the pain remains. >> my wish is that there'll be a day when we can get out of this poverty, we can be like other people, we have been have a car, our own home. >> for a couple of hours a week, they find escape on the field. on this day, there's cause for joy. >> our team worked hard and god gave them victory. i feel happy our team won there match. >> he says the happiness doesn't last long, and reality returns. he must find a way to make football pay, through a sponsor or a place on an international team. if he can't. he'll have to give up dreams of being a sports car and take over his father's business. in a small residential neighbourhood of st. albans, 25 miles north of london. the ground opened up overnight. a sinkhole measuring 66 feet
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wide, 33 feet deep knocked out power, gas and water lines to dozens of homes. no one was insured. houses were undamaged. that's it for this edition of al jazeera america news. "america tonight" is next. see you in an hour. >> on "america tonight." second chances? >> from the sounds of it, you dismoo on "america tonight", legacy of an addiction. >> i wanted to let people know it was a drug overdose. was i proud of it? no. but we need to stop burying young people love, loss and why survivors want their final words to speak the truth. also tonight - drugged to death. the risk to dementia patients and those helpless to save them. >> whatid