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rushed into the building. for more on these stories go to >> doctors without borders are calling the bombing of their hospital in afghanistan a war crime. the pentagon is promising a full investigation. going into recovery mode crews in south carolina are assessing storm damage as fatalities go up. details of the new trans-pacific partnership is still being kept secret, and.
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>> this is al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm richelle carey. we'll get to the top stories in just a moment. but first fire and rescue crews are on the scene at an amtrak derailment in vermont. this train derailed in central vermont near the town of roxbury south of montpelier. it was heading to washington, d.c. five cars went down an embankment. the injured have been taken to the hospital. amtrak said that none of the injuries appear to be life threatening. several dozen passengers have been taken off that train and put on school buses to take them to a nearby armory. the cause is still under investigation.
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the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan spoke about this a short time ago. >> forces advised that they were taking fire from enemy positions and asked for air support from u.s. forces. >> 22 people from killed. 12 of them worked for doctors without borders. they call what happened a war crime. mike, what more is the pentagon saying about this attack? >> well, it's not so much what the commander not all u.s. forces in afghanistan, but the commander of the entire nato force. it's not so much what they're saying this morning but how it differs from the nato forces in afghanistan and other explanations that have been given by the u.s. side over the course of the last 24 to 48 hours since this tragedy, this striking of the hospital in kunduz in northern afghanistan
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as the forces rages. they have drown sharp rebuke from doctors without borders, the administration that has been administering the hospital. they have carried out the strike against insurgents advising and aassisting afghan forces. it's quite controversial, the only u.s. forces are advising assisting afghan forces but they're very close to combat as this battle rages in afghanistan particularly in the northern province here as the city of kunduz first fell to the taliban and now is under the control largely of afghan forces. >> so doctors without borders has been very forceful in their response so far. tell us more about that. >> absolutely right. and part of it stems from the initial explanation that it was collateral damage from u.s. military.
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the hospital striking was collateral damage sharping rebuking that is doctors without borders. it was not anything on the grounds or within the complex. the main hospital building was struck killing 22 people including three children. after john campbell's press conference this morning, his statement at the pentagon, sha sharply stated from doctors without borders: >> president obama in his part said that he wanted to waste for the results before drawing any conclusions. >> okay, mike viqueira live in washington. thank you very much. the rain has stopped in parts of south carolina, but the effect also linger for days and weeks
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to come. record rains deluge the state the last few days. ten people are dead across the carolinas. thousands are without power. and nearly 400 homes are--roads are closed along with schools and government offices. >> our biggest focus right now is safety. so if you're in your house continue to stay in your house. continue to remind your kids not to get out and play in this water. what we want you to remember is if you're under a water advisory, follow it. >> governor nicky haley said that the state is setting up water distribution centers since the water is not safe to drink right now in many parts. we have the latest on the weather picture. >> well, the flooding rains are about to stop this afternoon into this evening. but the flooding on the ground is going to take days if not weeks before we start to see that clear up. right now you can see here what we call the water vapor shot. this is the dry air with an air
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of low pressure. so that is good news. like i said we're about to see most of that rain begin to taper off. the heavier rain is going to be on the southern coast of north carolina. that could go until tomorrow. i want to show you what we've seen in terms of storm damage. the flooding has caused damage along the highways, bridges, and we did see over hundreds of water rescues in greenville, columbia, and wilmington an. this area is going to make its way towards the atlantic. the rain will continue along north carolina. as we go into wednesday as well as thursday we're expecting to see dryer conditions. that is the good news. unfortunately, those rivers especially central carolinas are going to be cresting later on this week as well as that water moving down towards the coast.
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we're going to be watching that very carefully. >> strong wind and waves along the new jersey shore where the coast guard had to step in to rescue a man knocked off his personal watercraft. he was in danger of being slammed into the rocks. the cost guard happened to be there conducting a training mission. the coast guard said that it believes the ca cargo ship sank while in the path of hurricane with hurricane joaquin. >> we believe it sank in the last known position we recorded on thursday. what that means is that we just change our search planning efforts. we're still looking for survives or any signs of life, any signs of that vessel. >> the course guard said that they found the body of one crew member. one empty life body and debris.
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33 people were on board the ship when it went missing. umpqua community college reopened its doors after the shooting on campus. the school's president said she's following the advice of other educators who have dealt with the school shooting. >> this is not a club we wanted to join. we did not want to be part of the sandy hook club but we're now members of the newest members, and the senior members are all taking care of us, and i would like to thank them. >> sunday's services across the region were dedicated to the memory of victims. al jazeera reports from roseberg. >> outside at businesses in roseberg. >> inside places of worship a community is coming together to support each other in one of their darkest hours. words of comfort to
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parishioners, but it was sprinkled with a political message aimed at stricter gun control laws. >> someone who is hell bent on killing others is going to look for a way to do that. but i for one as a follower of jeez i dare say why should we make these demented, schemes easier. we must do better. >> as the community grieves, the father of the shooter is speaking out echoing support for increased gun control. >> every time something like this happen, they talk about it, and nothing is done. i'm not saying that is to blame for what happened, but if chris
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had not been able to get ahold of 13 guns it would not have happened. >> i don't think the family should be helped responsible. it's just as shocking to them as everybody else. >> the college students heard the barrage of bullets as she sat in a classroom next door. she said she's not sure when or if she will return to school. >> i don't think the school should be opening quite that soon. it's still very hard for a lot of us. i don't think it will be the same place. >> those grieving thursday's mass shooting including david i do not, david education, the publisher of the where'sberg beacoroseberg beacon beacon. witnessed the bodies being transferred.
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>> the off loading of the victims' bodies, and it was-- >> jaques, overcome with emotions, refers to the victims as our kids. a student who survived the shoot something being treated for multiple gunshot wounds. hailed for his quick actions thursday, he sent a message from his hospital bed. >> hello, everyone, i'm doing as welwell, and i'm overwhelmed by the support i've gotten from everyone. i wish the other families a speedy recovery, and i'll talk with you soon. >> federal authorities in philadelphia are urging students at area colleges and universities to be cautious today. after a vague threat of violence against an unspecified university. five philadelphia area schools
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issued alerts to students. it was posted online anonymously on the message board for chance. the same message board that announced the shooting at umpqua college. requiring the payment of $20 billion for the airplane 2010 explosion in the gulf of mexico. 11 workers died. more than 100 million gallons of oil spilled into the gulf and gulf shores destroying fishing habitats and beaches. the court must still approve that deal. >> we've secured resolution of our bending claims against bp totaling more than $20 billion. making it the largest settlement with a single entity in american history. the resolution includes civil claims under the clean water act for which bp has grayed to pay $5.5 billion penalty.
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the largest civil penalty in the history of environmental law. >> over $4 billion of that civil penalty will go towards projects like restoring coastal wetlands and rejuvenating the oysters in the area. bp has paid $50 million in fines not including other lawsuit still pending. global deal has approved the trans-pacific partnership. we'll look at how that deal is structured. and we'll look at the justice's review as they return to the supreme court.
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>> new york commuter student is going home after being held for months in nort north korea north korea. he had been detained by north korea since april after the government said he entered the country illegally through the chinese border. in a prepared statement last month, the 21-year-old praised the north korea government and apologized for his actions. a sweeping international trade agreement has been reached. negotiators have announced today they have finalized plans for the trans-pacific partnership. they will cut pair years and set standards for global trade. the obama administration said that it will help make the u.s. economy stronger. this is what the president had to say.
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if you 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. okay, some would agree with that. some don't patty culhan patricia sabga has more. >> indeed, economists are divided over how many jobs nafta took from america, but one thing that nobody is divided over is how many jobs have been lost to china because of the cost of labor was so much cheaper. in its summary of the trans-pacific partnership the u.s. trade representative is seeking to apply som ally some of the fears.
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they do say that practices the fundamental labor rights such as association and right to collective bargaining will be honored. in vince such as vietnam they'll have to allow their workers to form unions. you have to keep in mind that the cost of labor in many of the countries in this agreement is far cheaper than the u.s. and it's inevitable that labor intensive jobs will gravitate to those areas especially now in this era that we have right now of currencies being so cheap against the dollar. we've had a wave of emerging market duvall ways on the heels of china's duvall ways, so that makes the cost of labor even lower. >> now let's talk about the environment. is this good or bad for the environment. >> this was an area of concern. the white house said that this will tighten environmental rules. in summary it's not terribly
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clear because the parties agree to enforce their environmental laws. even under international trade agreements, for those who sign up to developing nations are not held to the same standards because it is seen as unfair. developed industrialized countries are seen to be rich enough to address their environmental problems. but china, the world's first or second largest economy, china recently announced it would release it's own cap and trade plan to lower carbon emissions within china. that was a huge deal. basically china did not have to do that. it could have hid behind the fig leaf of developing economy. but strictly within the trans-pacific partnership it will be interesting to see if the environment is affected.
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>> lisa stark reports that the supreme court justices will be ruling on controversial issues. >> last term was a blockbuster from the decision up holding a key part of the affordable care act to same-sex marriage. this may not be quite so high-profile but will have an impact. watch for affirmative action, and abortion, the future of voting. >> right watch for the roberts court which last year appeared to lean left now return to its roots. >> last term there were quite a few great liberal victories but make no mistake this is a very conservative court and i would expect to see continued conservative decisions. >> some of the biggest cases come out of texas including one involving the university and it's admissions policy. >> the university of texas has a model program that uses race as
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a factor and admissions. and there is a view that conservatives will come along saying you can't use race at all and in the most limited ways. schools are concern what their student bodies would look like then. >> legislaturetive districts are now drawn up based on total population, but the court is being asked to decide if that's fair. whether, for example, only registered voters should count. >> if the conservatives were to win this case, if the challenges to the districts were to win, then you would have a situation in which urban areas would lose political power. it is quite significant. >> the future of public employee unions would be at stake. the case involves california teachers and whether none union members should have to contribute their, quote, fair share in dues. if the court says no, it could cost public sector unions and democratic candidates they often support millions of dollars. the supreme court is considering a question that has to do very much with
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hard-working americans' continued ability to advocate for better working conditions and fairer wages. >> the court has been staunchly pro business and it will rule on a number of cases that could restrict class ash lawsuit. they'll 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. if upheld the regulations could force most clinics to close. >> they're incredibly nervous at the prospect of this court stepping in. they know they have signaled to the state that they can adapt more restrictions. they're very, very worried. they're hopeful to pull out a victory.
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>> just like last term some of the key decisions may come down to one justice, anthony kennedy. at the ideological center of the court. and often the lync linchpin of every 5-4 vote. lisa stark. al jazeera, washington. >> people from around the world are coming to west virginia for a wild ride. >> these are some of the most intense rapids anywhere in the world. for a few weeks each year people flock here to risk it all for the ride of their life. i'm gabriel elizondo, we have that story coming up.
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>> president obama this morning announced two new marine sanctuaries in parts of lake michigan, and th married will join 14 areas already protected. th people from all over the world has been descending on one river in west virginia this month. the river is known for its large and fast-flowing rapids. gabriel elizondo reports it is one of the most challenging in the world. >> with paddles in hand they're geared up to face one of the world's wildest rivers. it's the gully and it's if
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particularly ferocious, it's floodgates are open wide sending a huge amount of water gushing down the river. >> traveling from the u.k. >> it's just a challenge for us. >> that's the reason we're doing it. the challenge and the thrill. >> a few minutes in and the force of the gully rapids are evidence. the guide shouts out commands. because every pattel stroke is critical. they make it out, but there is more to come. >> rapids are ranked based on their difficulty, one being the easiest, five being the most difficult. here on the gully there are 14 class 4 rapids and six class 5s, including this one, there is a sheer drop off that they say is the ten most exhilarating
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seconds of white water rafting anywhere in america. it does not always go as planned. in the last ten years 14 people have died, but some of those were without a guide. but there have been no fatalities the past two seasons. adventures on the gorge, the biggest of the seven rafting operations here will guide at least 10,000 people down the gully this season alone. they say the guides are the key to safety. >> these guys are highly trained. they know this river backwards and forwards. they're very adept in reading water so when interest is change they can adapt to it. >> the river is more than 41 kilometers long, more than 100 rapids in all. after a couple of hours on the river they take a break and it's all smiles.
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>> on a river where the only guarantee is that everyone will get wet. gabriel elizondo, al jazeera, on the gully river in west virgin virginia. >> new questions today over the migration over whale sharks into the gulf. every year hundreds of sharks gather next to an off shore oil field. the area is uncomfortbly warm for the creatures. small fish are mistaking oil rigs for artificial reefs. three researchers have developed ways to stop deadly diseases. william campbell and satoshi omura won for their treatment of round worm parasites and youyou
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tu won for the treatment of mall rarmalaria. morfor more, keep it here. >> tells russia to keep its planes out of turkish air space. good to have you with us, you're watching al jazeera, live from london. i'm david foster. the air strike on a medical clinic in afghanistan killed 22 people. 22-year-old palestinian boy shot dead during