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into round worm and combating parasites in humans and they're credited with discovery the compounds in the sweet wormwood plants. development it's you can read more in-depth on our website whenever you want, >> the u.s. blames afghan security forces for calling in an security strike that hilt a doctors without border hospital. in heavy waters hit south carolina, 17 people dead there. and a trade deal that could change how much you pay for everything. the details are still kept
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secret. >> this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. the u.s. airstrike that hit doctors without borders hospital in afghanistan. the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan spoke about it a short time ago. >> the forces advised that they were taking fire from enemy positions and asked for air support from the u.s. forces. an airstrike was called to eliminate the taliban threat and several civilians were struck. >> 22 people were killed. 12 of them worked for doctors without borders. the head of the group calls what happened a war crime. >> there is a lot of pressure on generaldown campbell who is the commander in afghanistan. there are a lot of questions about whether the u.s. and a
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ignored the entreaties from doctors without borders about the location of their trauma hospital, and whether they basically went after taliban fighters. 22 people including three children were killed. 12 of those who were killed. they're saying that the u.s. u.s.-afghanistan admitted to the war crimes, something that both countries have rejected. but this is going to be a very duff matter for general campbell and the forces that he answers to. he'll be testifying on tuesday, and certainly he's going to get a lot of questions about how this airstrike was called in, and whether or not the proper procedures were followed or whether there was reckless behavior. he's going to be under pressure
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during sworn testimony to answer those questions. >> roslind jordan reporting from washington. the rain has stopped in parts of south carolina, but life is far from back to normal. record rains deluge the state the last few days leaving 27 people dead across the carolinas. hundreds of people have been rescued from their flooded cars and homes. thousands have been without power and 400 roads have been closed along with schools and government offices today. >> another wet day here in the state of south carolina as bands of rain and now winds up to 30 mph are expected to come in to this great state off of the atlantic. there are swift water rescues from the national guard, police and fire department. six people confirmed dead in the state of south carolina. one in north carolina, unfortunately. the governor, nicky haley,
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saying that people should try to stay inside today as the system moves through. it will be done tonight. schools are closed. cemeteries are underwater. nothing is being spared here in the state of south carolina, as they have endured the historic rains unlike any other time. 1,000-year event. people trying to get back to their life. but unfortunately, this rain has damaged so much of the state. particularly in columbia the state capital as roads have literally collapsed. hospitals are considering evacuations, and people are trying to figure out exactly when egg will come back to normal here in south carolina. >> robert ray reporting from charleston. let's bring in meteorologist kevin corriveau where report was it's stop raining, but in others areas there is still rain.
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>> meteorologist: from october 1st all the way through yesterday morning, we'll get the update on this in the next hour, but if you can halleluiah 24 inches just yesterday morning it had been raining for the last 24 hours. these numbers are going it to go up six to eight inches by the time we get the newer updates. for that area of water it will take some locations a week to two weeks for that flooding water to go down. this is the area of low pressure that has been bringing in the moisture from the atlantic partially from joaquin. you can see that moisture from the eastern parts of south carolina there. i want to go in on the radar to show you what is happening right now. down here towards charleston they're in the dryer area. up here towards columbia, the rain is beginning to taper off there. we're still seeing heavy rain
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showers up here towards whimmi towards which willing ton. we'll still have floodwaters in the region for the next day or so. these rivers are going to be cresting later on in the week. it's all about water drains in the rivers up stream, that will come down stream. that takes a while as the water makes its way to the south. so coastal flooding but river flooding will be the next event that we'll watch for. >> thank you. relatives of 28 americans feared missing as they received grim news just a short while ago the coast guard said that it believes the cargo ship sank after sailing in the path of huge joaqui hurricane joaquin.
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>> they've been searching for this ship across hundreds of miles of water. it spotted debris including styrofoam, wood and cargo. and the cost guard confirmed what family members have been dreading. >> we're assuming that the vessel has sank. it's sank in the last known position that it recorded on thursday. what that means though we just change our certain planning efforts. we're still looking for survivors or any signs of life, any signs of that vessel. >> and the coast guard said that they found the body of one crew member. 33 people were on board this ship when it went missing. the last communication was on thursday morning. the crusade that they had lost power and water was coming in. but they said that the situation was manageable. the company that operates the ship defended the situation to have the crew sail off when the storm was coming saying that the
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crew was trained to handle the changing weather, and the captain communicated that he was going to avoid the storm. but the ship ran into mechanical problems and it ran rights into the path of the storm. >> they said that it's still a search and rescue. >> yes, but they do believe that the ship sank. >> thank you for that update. now the sandstorms off the coast brought strong wind and waves along the new jersey shore where a man was on a jet ski and was in danger of slamming into the rockets. the coast guard just happened to be there conducting a training missionment. grief counselor will be on campus to meet with students but classes are canceled until next week. the school president is fooling the advice of other schools that dealt with school shootings. >> this is not a club we wanted to join. we did not want to be part of
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the sandy hook club, but we're the newest members, and the senior members are taking care of us, and i would like to thank them. >> sunday services were dedicated to the memories of the victims. the gunman took his own life after a brief shoot out with the police. students are urged to be cautious this morning after a vague threat of violence was made against an unspecified university. five area schools issued alerts to students. the fbi said that the threat was made online on the anonymous message for chance. philadelphia schools are beefing up security as a precaution. the supreme court is back in session this morning for the beginning of a new term. they're already 48 cases on the docket. as al jazeera lisa stark reports, once again the justices will be ruling on big divisive
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issues. >> last term was a blockbuster from the decision up holding a key part of the affordable care act to the ruling on same-sex marriage. this may not be quite so high profile but will still have a profound impact. >> watch for a number of big issues. watch for affirmative action. watch for abortion and future of public employee unions and future of voting rights. >> last year's court appeared to lean left now returned to its roots. >> last term there were quite a few great liberal victories, but make no mistake, this is a very conservative court and expelled to see conservative decisions. >> some of the big decisions come out of text, including one involving the university and it's admissions policy. >> the university of texas has a real view in a the conservatives will come along and say you can't use race at all or in the
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limited way, and schools are concerned what their student bodies would look like then. >> also in texas, a voting rights case. the court is being asked to decide if that fair, only deciding if registered voters should count. >> if the challengers to the districts would win, then you would have a situation that urban areas would lose political power. it's quite significant. >> and the future of public employee unions could be at stake. the case involves california teachers and whether non-union members should have to contribute their, quote, fair share in do yo dues. if the court votes no, it could cost unions and candidates who support millions of dollars. >> that has to do very much with hard working americans continued ability to come together through unions to advocate for better
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working conditions and fairer wages. >> the roberts court has been staunchly pro business, and this term it will rule on a number of cases that could restrict class action lawsuits. the justice also take up death penalty issues but nothing that gets at the heart of capital punishment. on the issue of abortion, the court is likely to hear arguments on a texas law that puts restrictions on clinics, requiring them to be set up like surgical centers and to use doctors who can admit patients to nearby hospitals. up upheld the regulations could force most clinics to close. >> many are incredibly nervous about this court stepping in because they know they could adapt more restrictions. they're very worried, and hopeful to barely pull out a victory. >> just like last certainly some of the key decisions may come down to one justice, anthony
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kennedy. at the ideological center of the court. and often the linchpin of every five to four vote. lisa stark, al jazeera, washington. >> the u.s. and 11 other nations ink a deal to improve trade with fanfare and celebration. but what is actually in the trans-pacific partnership agreement?
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>> a sweeping international trade agreement has been reach reached. negotiators announced they have finalized plans for the trans-pacific partnership that involves the united states and 11 pacific rim nations. the agreement will cut barriers and set standards for global trade. >> after more than five years of intensive negotiations, we have come to an agreement that will support jobs, drive sustainable growth, foster inclusive development and promote innovation across the asia pacific region. >> congress has 90 days to review the agreement. if approved the tpp would be the largest regional trade accord in history. the chief economist joining us from lexington, massachusetts. good to see you. is there any doubt that the congress would vote against it?
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>> i think chances are very good this thing will get passed. they had the big battle over the fast track that you're referring to, which is no amendments to the agreement. that's the big battle. i think this will go through. >> so president obama's statement. let's look at that on the tpp says, quote, if we can get this agreement to my desk, then we can help our businesses sell more made in america goods and services around the world and we can help more american workers compete and win. secretary kerry said that it will provide a near-term boost to the u.s. economy, and with each of these major trade deals we know that there are going to be winners and losers, who are going to be the losers? >> well, there are two types of losers. the first are those workers in industries where we're going to have more competition overseas. the winners are u.s. consumers because they'll get good at a
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cheaper price with more purchasing power. those losers are those not in the agreement, and china is at the top of the list. china, by being excluded will suffer a little bit. >> the other thing that tends to happen with these massive agreements it tends to lax in environment and labor relations. do we know what this deal does in regards to those types of protections? >> we don't know the details, as we said earlier, so i have no idea what is in there. one thing i will asay that we're looking at the emerging market. as those economies become richer typically the pattern is they become more environmentally conscience. pre-trade accords are not at all at odds with environment mohamed movements. they will actually encourage
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care in the poorer parts of the world. >> quick to tweet out a criticism, this is a win for wall street and big corporation. why is there such a huge divide on this, even among democrats. >> trade is a very polarizing issue. you have strong statements on the plus tied and negative side. neither of which are valid. usually in the end these help growth but it's not a big plus. it's a small plus that accumulates over time. in nafta, you had george hw busch saying jobs, jobs, jobs from nafta, and then ross perot saying that this would suck jobs out of the u.s. and neither of those happened. we did benefit, not a lot, but a little bit from nafta. >> this deal covers 40% of the world's economy. you said that it could effect prices of things we buy here. will it allow more companies to
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access pacific rim markets? >> that's the single biggest benefit for the u.s. s is that increased access. typically foreign markets are more closed than the u.s. market. so through this agreement we'll actually have better access. that's a good thing for u.s. companies. more exports. more jobs and we have to be careful not to overstate the case, but it is a positive. >> thank you for joining us with your insighted on the ttp this morning. and as you said china is not part of the agreement, but it has been pouring into projects in the americas including major investments in the bahamas. as melissa chan reports, there is worry that the government it is becoming too dependent on china. >> what happens when a small country like the bahamas with high unemployment meets with a country like china with lots of money to invest. that's what happened a few years
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ago. china in the caribbean is something new. and what you're looking at right here is the largest or considered one of the largest commercial real state ventured by the chinese. the chinese investment, but as you noticed its stalled. it's not open yet. it's opening with late twice already. it's become a big political battle on the island. >> you would want to see it open. and if i were in the position of governance, do everything within my power to insure that it ope opens. >> the completion of the project and the opening of the resort will go a long way in aiding and assisting the rebounding of the economy, right. >> now in our report later today we're going to take a closer look at the impact that they have had on ordinary bahamians. if open it would have been
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responsible for 10% of the country's gdp and employed thousands of bahamians. >> you can watch melissa's full report at 8:00 eastern. a new contender vies to become speaker of the house, and it could lead to a house divided.
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>> it has been search years
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since lehmann brothers collapsed the start of the financial crisis. in an interview, former federal chairman ben bernanke said that more people should have gone to jail for their actions. >> there were people who went to jail, but it would have been my preference to have more investigation of individual action since everything that went wrong was done by some individuals not an abstract firm. and in that respect i think there should have been more accountability at the individual level. >> one of his regrets from that time is he did not do good enough job explaining to the public the reasons for bailing out wall street. >> congressional republicans are getting ready to choose the next speaker of the house. utah's jason chaffetz is challenging kevin mccarthy. chaffetz is the chair of the over site committee and led the high profile investigation into
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the secret service and said that fellow republicans will support him because he can connect all sides of the party. >> that's why i'm offering myself as a candidate to try to bridge that divide. i think those 50-plus people find that i'm a fair, even-balanced person, that i can bridge that divide between the more centrist members and the far-right-wing members. >> cha fits said that america wants new leaders in congress to replace outgoing speaker john boehner. but who ever gets the job may have a tough time getting the caucus on the same page. >> on this vote the yays are 277. the nays are 151. >> this past week congress found a way to keep the government running. this week it will decide who will run the government or at least run the house of representatives. >> we have this pro longed leadership turmoil would do irreparable arm harm to the
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institution. i would resign from the speakership and resign from congress at the end of october. >> the startling announcement from over a weekend ago has sent house republicans scrambling, some from leadership positions and some like paul ryan to run from them. the divided caucus now has to lead a team that is different, a challenging task now that they have to appeal to different parts of the one party. the odds on favorite to become speaker and second in line when elections is held is the current house leader kevin mccarthy of california. >> everybody is different. there is a generational difference about us as well. >> mccarthy has been in congress for eight years and
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majority leader for only one. notoriously affable he began to get commitments from colleagues after boehner's announcement. daniel webster of florida came in second to boehner among republicans when speaker elections were held this past january although he received 12 votes to boehner's 216. some see their best prospects coming from the majority leaders race which pits the current majority whip against tom price of georgia, compare man of the budget committee. scalese brings experience but unsavory relationships wit supremacy groups and david duke. sessions is not a tea party
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favorite as he competes with patrick mchenry of north carolina and peter roscom of i illinois. for all of the tumult the new leadership will face this same divided caucus looking to take on the same democratic president. according to the constitution the speaker of the house does not even have to be a member of the house. so anything is possible. michael shure, al jazeera, washington. >> the nobel prize in medicine has been awarded to william campbell and satoshi omura who discovered a drug to treat round worm parasites and youyou tu who found treatment for malaria. i'm stephanie sy in new york. the news continues next, live
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from doha. have a great day. >> hello this, is the news hour on al jazeera. an agreement is reached from the world's biggest trade deal covering 12 countries and 650 million people. also in the news the u.s. military promises a transparent investigation as it reveals more details on the airstrike that killed 22 people in kunduz. and turkey's president meets with e.u. leaders over the growing refugee crisis. >> hello, we'll have allou