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>> paying the price... >> this will have consequences for russia itself. which is right - right fully fearful of attacks upon russia. >> n.a.t.o. takes action in response to russia's growing involvement in syria, and defense secretary ash carter makes a grave prediction for russian troops. boiling point. >> there is a lot of anger in our community.
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the palestinians are angry about what israel is doing in al-aqsa. it should be respected as a mosque violence between israelis and palestinians spread, and disillusionment grows. reporters at risk. a report on dangerous places for journalists, and nine years after the murder of a famed investigative performer in russia, and the u.s. accuses the kremlin of creating a climate of fear that amounts to censorship and keepers of the light. >> we don't have the castles that europe has or the great wall of china. we have the lighthouse, emblematic of who we are nova scotians fighting to protect a cultural heritage good evening, i'm antonio
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mora, this is al jazeera america. we begin with claims russian missiles hit underintended targets. u.s. officials said four russian cruise missiles fired from warships in the caspian sea and intended for syria crashed in iran on wednesday. the errant missiles among 26 fired at what russia said was i.s.i.l. targets. the russian defence ministry denied the allegations saying every missile hit its target. the news media shut down reports calling them propaganda against russia. n.a.t.o.'s secretary-general said its forces are ready to assist n.a.t.o. after jets violated the air praise. -- air space. >> reporter: it's more than a week since russia begin air strikes, n.a.t.o. is playing catch up. russia's rapid military deployment caught the alliance by surprise, called quite
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impressive. now it was time for defense chiefs to coordinate a robust response after n.a.t.o. members said russian fighter jets violated air space. >> i call on russia to play a constru constructive role in the fight against i.s.i.l. russian access and support to the regime are not helpful. the recent violations of turkish air space are unacceptable. n.a.t.o. will continue to follow the developments closely, and we stand in strong solidarity with turkey. >> reporter: russia launched an increasing number of aerial attacks on positions in syria, along with cruise missiles to warships stationed in the caspian sea. n.a.t.o. fears russia is not just interested in destroying i.s.i.l. and al qaeda, but all aind bashar al-assad groups,
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including rebels backed by the u.s. n.a.t.o. responded to the challenge by rushing through plans for a new rapid task force, deploying thousands of troops and machinery at short notice. there'll be bases protecting alliance members from spillover from the war in syria. >> i think russia is probably asserting its presence in a strategic and public way. we are here. we are going to be here, and there's going to be more of us here. >> reporter: syria's theatre of war is becoming crowded. russia and u.s. alliance shares the same airspace, but backs different sides of the conflict. incursions into the air space are accidental. n.a.t.o. fears moscow is testing the defenses. a political solution to the crisis is needed more than ever
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russia intensified air strikes in syria in conjunction with a ground attack by syrian forces. >> reporter: the syrian army is on the offensive. reinforcements have been sent to the front line in the northern countryside. it is a coordinated assault involving the syrian and russian army against opposition forces. russian military jets are providing air cover as government forces move deep into contested territory. this is the first major combined air and ground assault since russia began an aerial campaign in syria more than a week ago. >> today the syrian armed forces began a wide-ranging attack with the aim of eliminating the terrorist groups and liberating the areas and towns suffered from the scourge and crimes. >> syrian army commanders say the russian air strikes helped
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them to weaken the capabilities of enemies. on the ground the opposition is fighting back. some groups, like this u.s. backed force is using american-made antitank missiles to hold off any advance. another rebel brigade showed its fighters returning from the battle ground with a tank captured from the syrian army. >> we have reached an agreement with all the groups to set up joint positions, and all are ready to follow our orders. >> different opposition groups operate in the hama countryside. they may share the goal of toppling the government, but not the same ideology. for now they put the differences aside in what they call a battle against occupation. the fighting forced syrians from their homes, tens of thousands are living across the north. the hamas countryside is important territory, laying
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between three provinces, it is the entry point, the government's main strong hold in the west. before the russian intervention, the opposition was advancing to that area. >> russian military intervention strengthened the syrian government's position, politically and militarily. the coordinated ground offensive will be the first test of whether it can reverse recent losses or lead to political intervention more on russia's denial that cruise missiles aimed at syria landed in iran, and the kremlin was reported that supporting the syrian regime will cost lives on the bottle field. >> in the wake of the cruise missile strikes from russia earlier in the week. president obama is facing criticism that he is not doing enough to defend the opposition
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on the ground. the target of the strikes and president obama, critics say, is not doing enough to stand up to vladimir putin meeting with n.a.t.o. allies in brussels, secretary of defense ash carter predicted dire consequences for russia. >> in the coming days they'll have casualties. >> he lifted their moves, coming within miles of u.s. drones. and cruise missiles launched without warning. thursday, reports emerged that four badly miss the their mark, crashing in iran, near the border with turkey. russia received permission to fly over the territory on the way to targets in syria. russia denies the reports, saying all missiles reached their targets.
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critics say president obama should have anticipated russia's aggressive reaction and he has been outmastered by vladimir putin. >> a lot of it is misunderstanding of russia's intentions. we think if we can get together at a table. if we could have a conversation, we could find a win-win scenario. we are all about win-wib scenarios. vladimir putin doesn't see diplomacy this way. >> as russian missiles and bombs rained down, the military is focused on fighting i.s.i.l., not russian forces. >> what does the president - what does the white house want to do to protect the allies attacked by russia now, on the ground in syria. >> that support has not included things like directing action on the ground. russia failed to distinguish between those groups that are
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supported by the united states and our coalition partners, and the extreme its in i.s.i.l. >> the barrage against the opposition forces continued on thursday, giving the bashar al-assad forces room to continue the offensive. >> mike viqueira in washington. joining us now from d.c. is former u.s. ambassador william taylor, the vice president for the middle eastern africa at the united states institute. good to have you with us. how big of a powder keg is this. you have the incursions and saudis and other nations say they'll increase their support of anti-bashar al-assad groups. could the assets turn it into a biggest regional conflict? >> it could. that is what happens when the russians intervene, they drop opposition.
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it comes from opposition that bashar al-assad faces. russians are trying to support bashar al-assad. and all the enemies are rallying behind the opposition to bashar al-assad. >> because of that support, a gulf nation official says russia has created a frankenstein, inspiring more fighters to head to syria. that's what happened when the russians invaded afghanistan. that led to the soviet invasion, it lead to the demise of the soviet union. this could be the same kind of thing when sending military into syria, they draw a lot of opposition and fighting. >> the missiles landing in iran, is the risk growing. planes colliding, missile
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landing, that would pressure n.a.t.o. to confront russia. >> accidents happen, weapons malfunction, we saw this in ukraine, when the russian backed separatists struck down an airliner. many europeans. this can happen in syria or as we have seen in the countries between the caspian, and the parent targets in syria. >> do you think this will prolong the war. russia says it's attacking i.s.i.l. and now is launching a coordinated ground and air offensive against non-i.s.i.l. opponents. >> it is clearly going to extend the war. this is for the people that would like to see the end of it. bombing, killing, barrel
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bombing, forcing them to leave, to become refugees headed for europe and other places. this intrusion by the russians extends that suffering. >> there's an argument that the global response is weak and took too long, is russia stepping up. >> it's stepping up, but in the wrong direction. if the intent is to stop it happening. and to stop the civil war, they prolong if for the reasons, that is, he is drawing opposition from all over the world to bashar al-assad. did russia stop everyone, including n.a.t.o. by surprise, as in ukraine when they entered syria, is there an example of the west underestimating the
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kremlin. >> i think people assume that the head - the decision-making powers in large nations, large responsible nations act rationally. >> yes, we did not expect mr vladimir putin to invade ukraine or annex part of crimea. we did not expect him to extend the war in syria as he is now doing. we are surprised he's acting irrationally. maybe he has the rational. >> thank you, good to have you with us. the number of u.s. home-grown terror threats grew dramatically in the last 18 months, according to homeland securityie, the federal bureau of investigation and the international terrorism center. they testified saying the social media campaigns of groups, including i.s.i.l. found a receptive audience in the u.s.
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>> this summer we followed dozens and dozens of people all over the united states, 24/7. that is only easy on tv. to do that we had to take resources from the criminal cases to make sure we covered this so the folks didn't kill people he said dozens of people in the u.s. are engaged in conversations with overseas supporters of i.s.i.l., that the fbi cannot monitor. he urged congress for more resources to fight i.s.i.l. a deal has been reached to create a unified government in libya. it is now led an internationally led government in tobruk and another in tripoli. >> the nations's plans have to be approved by parliament. >> there were smiles when after talks that lasted over a year, the u.n. mediator ayounged plans for a unity government in libya.
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it had been a difficult process. >> it was not an easy task. we have been listening to many people, inside and outside for dialogue. finally it would be six personalities. >> at its head, the prime minister an architect from a prominent family in tripoli. the challenges of facing a unity government is immense, it's almost four years since the former ruler muammar gaddafi. the country has been wracked by internal violence since. the two main factions reluctantly agreed to the deal. there's about so much bloodshed and politically bad blood. many oppose it. fighters in libya are unlikely to obey the new government. attention on this man, the renegade general.
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>> one of the first challenges for the new administration is to take on i.s.i.l., who have a major foot hold in muammar gaddafi's home town cert. libya's borders are not secure, the country awash with weapons and is a major route from migrants to refugees all over africa, making their way to libya's coast. so many died at sea, making the journey from libya to europe. for months, the idea of a maritime operation to intercept the boats has been proposed. on friday, a resolution to authorise the operation comes before the council for a vote a waive of violence is increasing tensions between israelis and palestinians, reports from jerusalem and the west bank on the latest attacks and responses by both sides. >> could north korea hit the united states with a missile. that's the concern of a top
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american leader.
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israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu banned ministers and regulators from visiting the al-aqsa mosque. the move by binyamin netanyahu is an attempt to lower tensions. palestinian president mahmoud abbas is calling for calm, but as al jazeera's mike hanna reported, there's no quick fix to the violence. in each case police were on the scene. they are unable to predict when
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or where the next of the random attacks would take place. the first in this latest series of attacks was in or around the old city. in the past two days they occurred in separatist israeli towns on the outskirts of tel aviv. dealing with the uncoordinated and random attacks poses a major challenge. >> we are talking about lone wolf attacks, about randall, unplanned and hard to expect attacks. these incidents are complicated and a lot of skill and capability is needed to deal with it. prime minister binyamin netanyahu kept a high public profile, visiting israelis injured in the attacks. at the end of a day of conflict, he held is news conference with security chiefs in a bid to reassure the public.
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>> we are in the midst of a wave of terror. we are facing attacks by fire bombs and live ammunition. these are unorganized. but they are the result of incitement by hamas and others in the region, and the islamic movement in israel. they spread lies. they spread lies about our policy in the temple mount. these are lies. we do not want to change the status quo in the temple mount. the palestinian president had this reaction to the latest stabbing. >> we don't attack anyone, we want them to stop attacking us. we want them to stop entering al-aqsa. we support those protecting the mosque. we tell the israeli government to stay away from our holy places, the islamic and christian places. we want peace, and extend the
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hand of peace regardless of what is happening to us. >> demonstrations in occupied east jerusalem are happening. lifting of sanctions is doing little to ease tensions. there is widespread palestinian perception that israel is intent on taking control of the al-aqsa compound. >> there's a lot of anger about what israel is doing, and it is for muslims, it's a mosque. it should be respected as a mosque. >> and contributing to what is a general mood of anger and frustration, demonstrators on the israeli, many gathering outside the prime minister's home to demand he takes stronger action. and some threatening to start taking action themselves. in the west bank young men and women are joining the young men and women. hoda abdel-hamid reports from
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ramada. the frustration is boiling over. they vent anger at the occupied forces. young palestinians, many in their teens throw rocks. the retaliation goes from tear gas to bullets. the palestinian crowd has israeli infiltrators, such as masked men, students protesting on wednesday. one of them was even carrying a flag of hamas. all of a sudden, they drew pistols and drew fire with the packing of soldiers. a protestor was wounded. others seized. it's a risk this man wag willing to take. he will not tell us his name. >> translation: both studies on the struggle is important. these days, it is more important to take part in the clashes, even if it leads to a third
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intifada. >> reporter: there's several clashes over the west bank, where they erupt on a daily basis, trading on anxiety for many, who wonder how long will the tensions last, and could they evolve into something bigger. >> this person works in a shop, and took part in the second intifada and spends most of his day watching the fighting from afar. >> i don't want any more, it's useless. inside me i support them. when i was younger, i was feisty. that is it. what's the solution. we don't film first and second. for those on the front line - for those on the front line, agitations and protest are essential. houthis, organizers of protests,
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even though she said it's not ti time. >> >> translation: our generation has more energy than the older ones. they were tired and disillusioned. we have to believe what was taken by force can only be cured by force. we will get nothing out of it, just another catastrophe. >> many of the protesters were born after the accords were signed in 1994. recently president mahmoud abbas warned he could be cured by an agreement. >> the death toll from a stampede during the hajj could be more that 1300. figures say 1364 pilgrims were killed. 630 more than the official toll. the findings were based on reports submitted by more than a
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dozen countries. it was insisted that the figure was 759 and 934 injured. hundreds are missing. new refugees arrived in europe. european leaders are considering ways to send many back. later, an american hero that helped to prevent an attack in france was in a californian hospital after being stabbed.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news, a look at journalists under attack from around the world and the countries where their killers go unpunished. the unexpected happened on capitol hill. the front runner to replace speaker of the house dropped out of the race. kevin mccarthy is ending his campaign because it's dividing republicans. it was viewed as a clash. >> if we are going to be strong, we have to be 100% united. let's put the conference first. two kaned dates emerged. georgian congressman is running and there's a push for the vice
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presidential candidate paul ryan to throw his hat into the ridge. the u.s. is purposedly sending warships to the south china sea. they would sail within 12 nautical miles to artificial islands in in the spratly chain. it could come within days, a single that washington does not recognise chinese territorial claims to that area. >> an assessment of nuclear capabilities, admiral bill gorton, the commander of the u.s. northern command says pyongyang has the ability to hit the u.s. mainland with a whistle. >> gort ni said the u.s. is prepared to react to any threat from kim jong un. >> reporter: what is your counter understanding of how far along north korea is in terms of war heads shooting multiple... >> we assess they have the capability to reach the homeland
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with a nuclear weapon from iraq. we put in place systems to deal with that. that's what we are prepared to do. >> gort ni said the u.s. missile defense system needs an upgrade and called on congress to pass a 2016 budget that does not jeopardise the effort. it comes on the eve of a large military parade in separation of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the party. >> european leaders are planning to speed up deportation of people they do not approve for refugee status, and hope it will discourage more people from coming. 600,000 were discouraged. tomorrow there would be more. the latest group of people arrived in sicily. 523 people brought ashore.
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they escaped their lives. not much more. despite the voyage, there was no guarantee for europe. three men were arrested, accused of smuggling. so many have taken the risk and made the journeys, thousands did not make it alive. it's been a sordid money making venture for criminal networks who charged a fortune. the e.u. has been accused of not doing enough. it acknowledges that it needs to act swiftly. >> migration policy returns. and we've got to get to work on it. it's a start, according to the u.n. refugee agency, but it may not go far enough. we are not sure what we had in site. we had about 8,700 people
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crossing in the yugoslav republic, the flow of people was continuous. here is what has been agreed. they'll be given powers, to return economic migrants back to the country of origin. refugees will be relocated from the refugee point. >> it is comfort for hundreds of thousands who made to this far. despite it having taken a long time to do so. on this side of the atlantic, the cannister's prime minister is fending off allegations that he stopped processing applications. stephen harper stopped officials from accepting new syrian refugees. the prime minister denied interfering saying his office asked to audit who was being
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admitted. he described the acceptance of refugees as generous: an annual impunity list has been released. topping the list for the first time, where 2.8 journalists are murdered. iraq, who has been number one, is second with 2.4 murders for every million people. syria, where journalists were targeted, the philippines and south sudan completing the top five. it is the first appearance on the list. as it is, it has climbed to 12. columbia is off the list. thanks to a reduction in political violence. russia ranked number 10. the climate of fear created is a form of censorship.
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russian investigation forces was murdered. in our incontext segment, the death is vowed in mystery. a seeker of truth, where there had been too much of a thorn in the side. shot four files in the elevator of the apartment building. they faced death threat for years, a correspondent with a newspaper. she was known as a champion of human rights, and a critic. she was vocal about russian military action. according to abuses, including kidnapping and torture and the sale of chechen corpses to their families. >> the people there have no
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human rights, like wild animals, in this situation without the basic rights recollects people cannot avoid bevague like animals. >> in a chilly climate for the country's journalists, the death sent another message. >> there is always investigative journalism left in russia, a lot of people will be scared. many colleagues will be afraid. they'll be looking over their shoulders. despite the pressure, the murder investigation moved slowly. prosecutors called it a contract hit. vladimir putin condemned the killing and denied the loud voice as a political threat. >> yes, of course she was a harsh critic of the authorities in russia. experts know this well. her influence on the political life in russia was insignificant. she was known in human rights circles, and i repeat her
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influence was minimal. >> in 2014, a partial victory for those calling for justice. the gunmen were convicted of staging the murder. a pivotal question was unanswered. who gave the ord to kill. >> this is just a chapter. some people think it's the end, a verdict. for me it's an important step, and they'll continue work to find the mastermind. >> belarussian require have vet lana electrovich won the nobel prize for literature, a monument to suffer the consequences. belarussian presidents n congratulate them today. it takes strength to keep writing. >> i think it's hard to stay
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human, if they are not massively gaoling people. in russia, they are gaoling again, and we'll have to have the courage to exist. >> her books have been published in 19 countries, the 14th woman to win. >> a parliamentary session today in kosovo went up in smoke. tear gas cannisters from used to protest the proceedings, they are sponsoring a deal giving serbian majority areas greater power. others say it endangers serbia's territory. kosovo rejected the secession, recognised by more than 100 countries. child custody cases with an international twist. how an australian is fighting back after his ex wife took his daughter to indonesia.
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newly revealed details about the dwarf planet pluto.
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jewel german authorities raided volkswagen's headquarters as part of the investigation into the cheating scandal. private apartments were raided. vw said it handed over a comprehensive range of documents and suspended 10 senior managers. michael horn, the head of the north american division testified before congress and laid the blame at the hand of a
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few engineers. this was not a corporate decision. to my best knowledge no board meeting organized this, it was a couple of software engineers putting the info for whatever reason. and said the company does not yet have an approved recall plan. and that anything with customers could take one or two years to carry out. >> one of the heroes that trained a gunman and recovering from stab wounds. airman first class spencer stone was stabbed four times. police say stone was out with friends when a fight broke out. he is in stable condition and is expected to survive. stone was part of three friends, a trio of friends that received worldwide acclaim for disarming a gunman on a passenger training
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in august. he was treated for a las rated thumb and other injuries in that attack last year hundreds were reported of being abducted by a parent and taken out of the country. in the u.s. it's a crime. it's not true around the world. tonight we look at the fight to change australia laws. we travel with one father from australia to indonesia, searching for his daughter. >> in jakarta, indonesia, an australian father is dreaming of the moment he gets his daughter back. >> it's been five years since i last saw her face. i felt every day. you know, i counted every day. >> the 6-year-old was taken by his ex-wife to indonesia five years ago. since then he had no contact. >> you will leave the vehicle, and we'll start the recovery. >> kendall hired col chapman, a
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child recovery expert. he will help on his mission. >> we only need a short head start. six seconds for you guys to block them and we are up the end here. australia has the highest rate of international parental abduction in the world. every year more than 300 are stolen by parents and taken overseas. >> if a jumbo jet carried 300 children that disappeared. there would be an outcry. public would demand for things to be done. they mostly disappear beneath the radar. >> there are calls for the australian government to change the law and make abductions illegal. in a statement government officials say they are doing more to help families, but as to whether to make international parental child abduction a
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crime, they are mum on the matter. >> many countries signed the hague convention, finding help to find and return a child to home. indonesia is not one of them. it costs tens of thousands and is controversial. it risks traumatising a child. >> do you feel it's right for you to take care of that. >> i don't know any parent that wouldn't want to give their child access to the best opportunities in life. this is what i want to do for my daughter. >> hiring a recovery expert is no guarantee of success. security is tight at a school that kendall's daughter attends. >> we'll be surrounded by them. physically they'll be on top of us. i can't guarantee you that the recovery will go ahead. i can't guarantee you. we can have a go. i can't guarantee the result. >> i can't go back to australia without seeing her, after all these years. >> reporter: kendall says until
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governments tighten laws, on international parental abduction, parents and children will continue to be torn apart we are joined by mark classwho started the class kid goings after the kidnapping and murder of his daughter polly. it's great to have you with us to talk about this topic. the reality is many more kids are abducted by a personality than strangers. >> i've lost... >> can you hear me now? do you hear me now mark. >> yes, i have you. that's absolutely correct. about 50% of all abductions in the united states are parental abductions, about 24% are stranger abductions. >> i was shocked to hear about australia, and the high rate, some 300 kids are abducted by a parent and taken abroad. that may be the highest per
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capita rate. the u.s. has more cases and numbers. i saw a report in 2009. it was more than 1600 kids taken abroad. it's a serious problem in the united states. >> it is a serious problem. the hague convention is not really - doesn't work well, because it can never supercede the laws of a sovereign state. a child is taken into a lot of country, and the child becomes a citizen or a resident of that country and falls under the law us of that country, it will be problematic coming back and forth across international borders. >> and there are hague conventions, but in asia and africa are not parties to those conventions. what can parents go in the united states if it happens to them, the fbi, and the state department. >> that's a good question. >> there are several things you
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can do. if you feel you'll be a victim of parental abduction, you want to find out everything you can. all the credit card information, vehicle information, who the friends and family is, so that you'll have a head start once that occurs. if you are concerned about an international abduction, it's more problematic. yes, you want to contact the fbi, yes, you want to contact the united states. you want to get the office of children's issues, and get on a passport alert, find out if a passport has been issued, and number two, to be notified if someone plies for a passport. >> hundreds of cases were resolved favourably last year. how successful were attempts to get kids back from other countries. >> they are difficult. we see this all the time. we saw it with the goldman case. ellie and gonzalez.
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20 years ago, it could become difficult. you are dealing with international laws. probably in the united states, a very good thing to do if you are concerned about that is get a custody order from the court that clearly defines parental rights and visitations. what was your reactions in australia that we showed of parents drying to reabduct a child, bringing them back to australia. like we said in the report, it could injure the child. you are talking about a child that is going to be abducted once, and now you have a stranger going in, affecting an abduction to bring the child back. i do not endorse like that. i think a wiser tact would be - this works well will be the start of a social media campaign
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to find out where the child is. i have a friend whose child was kidnapped in indonesia, he had no idea where the child was, started a facebook campaign, located the child and is able to observe the child, she that she's growing up, being cared for, and within a few short years he'll attain an age where she can make her own choices. >> let's hope it gets attention, it is a growing problem. mark classof class kids. good to have you with us. >> in the aftermath of a nuclear disaster, cancer rates are soaring living near the fukushima plant near japan. >> i'm daniel lack on the atlantic coast. local communities in the government - some essential lighthouses in the age of communication systems.
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>> we're in the "prairie state" yet we h
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japanese children living near the fukushima nuclear plant are getting cancer at an alarming rate. children living near the site of the meltdown are diagnosed with thyroid cancer at a rate 50 times higher than children elsewhere. 50 minors were given check-ups since a tsunami caused the plant to leak radiation. >> now a look at international newsagents. harr at - under the headline
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listen to mahmoud abbas. while some israelis insight violence, the palestinian president is doing what he can do calm of the situation. the paper writes that failure leads to an intifada. the guardian writes about the ongoing refugee crisis - it will not destroy the european union. and writes the refugee crisis gives europe a chance to evolve, but force europeans to realise they do not live in a puble. and this editorial cartoon portraying russian air strikes in syria. russia claims it is striking at terrorists, but the cartoon shows civilians blown up. i.s.i.l. fighters safe and sound, and one is shown thinking terrorists is a relative term canada has the longest coastline that can be
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treacherous to ships. for centuries, canadian shores have been guarded by lighthouses, but government cuts could threaten the changes. daniel lack sheds light on how smul unities are working to -- small communities are working to save them. >> sentine sentinels of the shore. >> once in a while they do to the road. as far as the lighthouse itself, they are not going to touch it. >> in 2008 ottawa declared 500 lighthouses. >> local communities took over some. 75 have heritage status.
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and cannot be dismantled. preservation is worried. the country is losing touch with its past. >> we don't have the castles that europe has, we do have lighthouses. they are emblematic of who we are. >> my dad mosts us out. i was nine months old. >> once lighthouse keepers lived with their families outside nova scotia's largest port, halifax. >> kelly grew up there, and served as keeper in the final months before the light was automated in 1988. >> i considered, you know, being a lightkeeper a privilege. it suited me. if they hadn't of closed it down, i would have pursued it as a career. i would have been content to raise my family out there. >> even today in the age of electronic communications and global positioning systems, not all lighthouses are heritage buildings.
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this is a working canadian coast guard light station and presides over a treacherous stretch of water. they call it the graveyard of the bay of funding because of shipwrecks. >> with computerized coastal navigation, catastrophic wrecks are rare. on the most advanced vessels, there's nothing like the blink of a lighthouse. >> we have a lot of container traffic coming in halifax harbour, fishing vessels. while they depend to a point on electronic navigation, there's a lot of captains telling you they want to see the light flashing. >> in a few places along the coast they'll continue to see them, as long as local communities go what they consider to be the federal government's job. n.a.s.a. announced two discoveries, millions of miles
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from one intor. the new horizon sent home images of pluto. the atmospheric haze appears to be blue, like the sky. the water is red, because of molecules raining down on to the surface. mountains and dunes similar to those on earth were detected. on mars, the rover found proof that a crater was filled with water. lakes may have existed. loaning enough for life forms to thrive there. it scofrs last month's finding that water is floing on mars. the thin atmosphere prevents water surviving tomorrow, john lennon would have been 75 years old, a look back at his legacy, and whether messages of peace and love resonates. that's it for this edition of al
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jazeera america, i'm antonio mora, thank you for watching. "america tonight" is next, see new an hour. [ ♪ ] everything you are looking at at some point were covered with water. a lot of people want to move away, they can't afford to sell their house, throw another well. >> how did we get to this point. >> assuming that water would never run out.