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mosque in east jerusalem after a new out break of violence and a revered holy site set on fire. backed by russian air strikes and bolstered by troops from iran and hezbollah the syrian army expands major offensive in two cities. stuck in the mud and tough commute in southern california after a mudslide washes across several roads leaving hundreds of drivers stranded. ♪ and bringing the rhythm, the cuban band making history by rocking the white house. ♪
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we begin this morning with more anger, more violence in the west bank overnight palestinian protesters setting fire to joseph tomb a prayer site revered by jews and christians, today hamas urging palestinians to join in a day of rage. good morning and welcome to your news this morning and i'm dell. >> and it's tight in east jerusalem where friday prayers wrapped up at the mosque and palestinian groups warn protests will soon follow and tensions high in occupied east jerusalem and mainly palestinian part of the city. al jazeera's mike hanna is there close to the mosque and he has more on what is going on there today. >> friday prayers passed unevently at the mosque compound but once again stringent restrictions in place and only men over the age of 40 were
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allowed into the old city to pray, women of all ages on this occasion were allowed. but all of those coming had to pass through numerous checkpoints in occupied east jerusalem not only in the wider area but within their neighborhoods itself. the implementation of intensified israeli security measures in the occupied east jerusalem now well underway, there have been concrete blocks placed into neighborhoods cutting off access and a diversion of traffic through police checkpoints governing the move of people within the occupied west bank. also an increase in something that some find particularly calling, imposition of traffic fines on those parking in the refugee camp, now there is no parking within that camp. this is a first time people are suddenly getting tickets and each costing 500 sheckles and almost $200 and palestinian
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owners of businesses getting hit with fines for not imposing no smoking restrictions for example. this is being seen as yet another degradation against palestinians and collective punishment of those living in neighborhoods but also suddenly an intensification of on the face of it legal actions against individual palestinians just part of what is seen as a wider israeli crack down on palestinian movement and indeed on palestinian life. mike hanna with al jazeera, occupied east jerusalem. taking a live look at what is going on in the west bank in bethlehem security measures that mike talked about also in place in parts of the west bank and you can see that there is smoke clearing in this picture smoke bombs were just dispatched by the israeli forces there. stay with us in 15 minutes we will speak to chris guinness from the u.n. agency that works with refugees and ask him how this spike in violence is
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affecting palestinians and what can be done to stop it. northern nigeria two suicide bombers killing dozens of people targeting a mosque outside the city of metaguri capitol of borno state and 30 people killed and not clear who was behind attacks although boko haram fighters suspected, on wednesday in separate attacks three suicide bombers killing seven people nearby and russia president vladimir putin says 7,000 from russia are fighting with i.s.i.l. and making the statement at a meeting this morning in kazakhstan and working with arab nations to form a broader coordination to battle i.s.i.l. in syria a day after air strikes battled homs and aleppo and human rights saying at least 75 people were killed in those attacks and the group says 43 were in the homs countryside including women and children. al jazeera's zaina has the
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latest. government and allies expanded counter offensive against opposition and opened a new front south of the northern city of aleppo. we understand from activists on the ground as well as syrian military sources that they are hoping to recapture a route, a very strategic route at the highway that links the northern providence of aleppo to government controlled territories further south and aleppo is not the only front. the government just yesterday launched a ground offensive against the opposition in the northern countryside of homs and a few days earlier they opened another front against opposition in the northern countryside of hama and southern areas of idlib providence and seems there is a strategy here and trying to retake control of the main supply route so that the government can send forces to the north. now, the russian aerial campaign is going to enter its third week, a lot of questions are being asked what has been achieved on the ground. well, we do know that the air
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strikes have now placed the opposition on the defensive, the government is now managing to protect its main stronghold at the latikia providence but so far the government has not made significant gains on the ground and here is where the danger lies because russia could get involved in what could be a prolonged and costly battle and we know russia's goal and vladimir putin said the military operation aims at finding a political solution but the armed and political solution in exile are not interested in engaging in any peace talks so russia is hoping that you know the stepped up military pressure will bring about some sort of political settlement or at least convince the west to deal with syrian president bashar al-assad to try not just to fight i.s.i.l. but find an end to the conflict in syria. >> reporting from beirut, thank you. one of hillary clinton's top aids will appear before the house committee investigating
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the attacks in benghazi and the panel focus has recently turned to clinton's use of a private e-mail server while secretary of state and on thursday a previously unknown e-mail address used by her was discovered. clinton is scheduled to testify next week. the republican-led committee is looking into the 2012 attacks in libya which killed four americans including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens and chairman of the committee is responding to charges he is aiming to hurt clinton's presidential candidacy and said on thursday it is unfortunate when claims are made by those who do not know what the committee has done. why it has done it or the results of its work. we made a promise to the families about the integrity of this investigation. a hacker from kosovo facing criminal charges in u.s. for allegedly trying to give information about i.s.i.l. about u.s. military personnel and justice said the 20-year-old was arrested in may laysha accused of stealing the personal information of more than 1300 u.s. military personnel and
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federal employees. the justice department says the list was shared on social networks and was intend as a hit list for i.s.i.l. sympathizers in america. a better sense this morning of the president's reason for slowing the withdraw of the troops in afghanistan, long before taking office then candidate obama called for ending military involvement in afghanistan. but now he says the situation is too fragile to stick with his original plan for a complete withdraw. taliban reaching afghanistan now is the widest since 2001 according to u.n. data obtained by the "new york times" and u.n. security officials rate the threat level at high or extreme in half of country's district, the most since 2001. al jazeera's patty has more on what this means for the president's legacy. >> it was the central foreign policy issue that helped then senator barack obama stand out from a crowd of candidates. he was opposed to the iraq war from the beginning and he vowed if he was elected president he would end the wars in iraq and
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afghanistan. in 2008. >> we will end this war in iraq. we will bring our troops home. we will finish the job. we will finish the job against al-qaeda in afghanistan. >> reporter: during his reelection campaign in 2012. >> we are bringing our troops home from afghanistan and i set a timetable, we will have them all out of there by 2014. >> reporter: and then this in 2014. >> by the end of 2016 our military will draw down to a normal embassy presence in kabul. with a security assistance component just as we have done in iraq. >> reporter: now he says that isn't going to happen after all but the president is trying to down play the significance. >> this decision is not disappointing continually my goal has been to make sure that we give every tune for afghanistan to succeed while we are still making sure we are meeting our core missions. >> reporter: the white house says keeping the status quo is
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proof the strategy is working. but many analysts just don't believe that. >> i don't think that you can easily call in the result of a success and i think again the fact of the timing comes now after the fall of kunduz makes it look more like a reaction to the fall of kunduz as opposed to if the same decision had been made in march when all of the same elements that president obama listed cooperative government, army that will fight, and so forth, were all in place in march. >> bang bang bang. >> reporter: it's now clear the next president will decide how long u.s. troops stay in afghanistan and it will now become a campaign issue with the majority of republican candidates expressing a willingness to stay. >> i think it's pretty clear that when we withdraw as in iraq a dangerous situation becomes more dangerous. >> reporter: president obama had some foreign policy successes but when he leaves office critics will undoubtedly point to two promises not kept, the prison at guantanamo bay
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will likely still be open and know the war in afghanistan will still be going on, the longest war in u.s. history will be left for his successor to deal with, patty with al jazeera, washington. it is tough to get around in parts of southern california this morning, a big stretch of interstate 5 near bakersfield is still closed after heavy rains caused mud slides that left the highway impassible. several cars have yet to be pulled out. some roads were buried under as much as five feet of mud. >> all we saw was just a mountain of bolders and dirt and stuff coming right for us and it pretty much lifted my car up and spun us around like it was nothing. >> reporter: rescuers said most emergency calls came from trapped drivers and no reports of deaths or injuries so far. well, the heavy rain that triggered those mud slides is now moving east and let's bring in our metrologist kevin. >> we still have the risk of flooding in certain states and
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will talk about that, let's go back to california very quickly because across the area we saw between 1 1/2 and near 29 palms up to 4" of rain but i want to take you to the leona valley and take a look at what one person had to deal with in terms of flooding and this is something you do not want to do in a flash flooding situation is get out of your car and get into the water because that is a very dangerous situation. more people die because of flash flooding than any other type of weather. now fortunately this woman did make it to the other side but i would not recommend this at all. we are looking at flash flooding in the area as you can see here from california through parts of nevada, arizona as well as into utah so flash flood watches are in effect and staying in effect through the next several days because we still expect to see quite a bit of rain across the region, anywhere between 1-3" is expected in this area.
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now for phoenix they are going to see thunderstorms along the rain, temperatures about 95 degrees. we could be seeing flash flooding across parts of the city there as well. as we go through the weekend things get a little bit better and then they begin to dry out. but we are going to be watching this area very carefully because as we go into november through march the southwest gets into its rainy season and could be a big problem. as we come back to the united states we are looking at colder temperatures, i'm going to talk more about this because we are talking about temperatures that are going to be dipping down this morning and tomorrow morning into the 20s and we are also talking about some snow. >> we didn't want to hear that, that is all i have to say, kevin thanks. this morning it appears the democrats who want to be president raised a lot more money last quarter than their republican counterparts and hillary raised more than $29 million this summer right behind her is bernie sanders who raised about $26 million. republican side dr. ben carson raising more than $20 million. jeb bush in second with $13
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million and the frontrunner donald trump was at the bottom with nearly $4 million but about $100,000 of it came from his own pocket and now he is no longer entirely self funding his campaign. both trump and carson threatening to skip the next presidential debate unless the format is change and their campaign sending a letter to c nbc saying they will not participate is longer than two hours and doesn't include open and closing statements and that is scheduled for october 28 and c nbc says it will take it under consideration. plans to plead guilty in a hush money case and accused of paying more than $3 million to cover up allegations of sexual misconduct with a male student decades ago. a plea deal would mean no trial for the illinois republican. and he is scheduled to appear in court on october 28th. president obama is scheduled to meet with south korea's president park gun hay at the
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white house this morning and south korea says it's important and have a statement on ending the nuclear weapons program. >> china has enormous economic ties with south koreans and this is the same as americans and of course we realize that china will grow with the unification prospects but it's critical to understand that our biggest leverage comes from our ties with the americans. >> one sticking points has been an antimissile system the u.s. wants on south korean territory but china also a south korean ally is pressuring seoul to push back on the plan, second meeting between the two leaders. another major city seeing a big surge in gun deaths. >> look how the escalating violence is effecting milwaukee this time and what is being done to curb it there. the fantasy sports industry is facing real life troubles and why a nevada gaming official say
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the site can no longer operate in that state.
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we are watching developments in the west bank this morning. there has been violence in the streets of ramallah and also in bethlehem and these are live pictures of the former security very tight in both of those areas this morning and you can see smoke bombs being dispatched against the protesters as he kicks a tire to security forces. >> friday prayers in the west bank in east jerusalem let out a short time ago and this morning setting fire to joseph tomb a holy site with christians and jews and calling for a day of
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rage to ignite where checkpoints are set up throughout jerusalem all day long and chris is the spokesman for the u.n. relief and work agency for palestinian refugees and is live via skype this morning from jerusalem and chris i understand you had trouble getting to your studio this morning. what is the security situation like and we can see from the images things are not good. >> jerusalem and other parts of the west bank on the edge this morning which is why we are calling for robust political and diplomatic action to deal with the escalating violence which is promoting problems and let's be clear about this on both sides of this conflict among israelis in israel and among palestinians in the occupied palestinian territory including east jerusalem and action can prevent the further escalation of the situation that is affecting civilians on both sides. >> iz israel accusing u.n. of
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being biased when it comes to this particular issue and do you believe because of that the u.n. still has as strong of a voice as it needs as things continue to escalate? >> look, let's be clear, we have been factual to begin with. we have based our interventions on this crisis from the facts and have been appalling stabbings on the israel side and palestinian and gaza 11 people among refugees who have been killed and 186 injuries, nine people including three children have been killed reportedly during demonstrations. in the west bank between the first of october and the 9th there were 55 into refugee camps resulting in several refugees being shot dead including a child. according to preliminary figures
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180 people have been injured in the west bank in the camp and 20 children and about 50. >> but, chris. >> let's be factual about this. >> and also chris. >> on israeli side. >> chris. >> both killed and those injured on the palestinian side particularly among refugees. >> chris you also have to be factual and the pictures don't lie and have seen images of palestinian teams wielding knives chasing israeli citizens down the street and stabbing them at random, does israel not have a right to defend itself in this particular situation and the facts seem to be grizzly on both sides of this particular outbreak of violence. >> absolutely and in the u.n. absolutely and we in the u.n. are all appalled by these absolutely terrible images and are absolutely appalling which is why we are calling for restraint on both sides and making it clear that on both sides civilians are being killed and injured. but let us also be clear, we
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have serious concerns raised by the high commissioner for human rights about the excessive use of force that may be as he put it contrary to international law enforcement standards. under special law there are strict limits to the use of lethal force whether in the context of law enforcement or during conflict and these limitations are especially pertinent where a military occupying power operates in civilian areas and yes we are absolutely firm in saying that israel of course has a right to defend its citizens, yes, we are all appalled by the pictures on both sides of this conflict, yes, there is dreadful stabbings but also international law enforcement standards that must be upheld, where alleged violations of international law occur and must be prompt, impartial, effective and thorough investigation of events and full accountability in
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accordance with international standards. >> chris in the effort of trying to get in as much information as we can during this particular segment israel said the palestinian leaders are not doing enough to quell the violence on their side, what exactly are they doing to facilitate the dialog from that side of the situation, trying to tap down the violence? >> to be clear, umra is a military organization and we provide a sense of stability through human development work providing education and health. we are not mandated politically to act as a go between the two sides, that is the job of the u.n. political office in jerusalem. but can i be clear about one thing? even if we were to see robust political action which we dearly hope will happen, even if we were to see effective political interventions by the u.n. let us not forget the context and route causes of the conflict and context and among them the
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israeli occupations and blockade must be addressed across the occupied palestinian territory there is a pervasive sense of hopelessness and despair which is resulting from the denial of rights and dignity. we've got west bank communities living under occupation feeling marginilized and lost hope in the future and not because of lack of economic prospects and unemployment is the high nest the world and also lack of reconstruction a year after the conflict, an entire generation of palestinians is at risk all political actors must act decisively to restore their hope in a dignified, secure and stable future and we dearly need that and we need it urgently. >> chris, u.n. security, chris. >> occupied palestinian territory including jerusalem are on the edge. >> chris, the u.n. security council meeting this afternoon over this issue based on past practice and what we have seen before, do you believe that they
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will be successful in brokering any type of effort to quell the violence? >> look at this, it's very hard for me to second guess the diplomates sitting around that horseshoe table thousands of miles away, all can i do is spend a heart-fell plea from the heart of the issue and says israeli and palestinian civilians suffered enough and it's time for diplomatic and political action. >> chris joining us live via skype this morning perhaps the one thing that both sides agree on is the number, the numbers are startling so far, 7 israelis dead, 31 palestinians and chris thank you very much. a developing story this morning near turkey's border with syria the turkish military say war planes shot down a drone of unidentified nationality in
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turkey air space near the syrian border and said the aircraft was shot down after issuing three warnings in line with turkey's rules of engagement. there are new suspects today in the bombing of a passenger jet almost 30 years ago and american and scottish investigators identified two men in connection with the 1988 pan am bombing and it's mohamed masood and another and 270 were killed after the plane crashed in scotland and the only one convicted in the case died in 2012. and f.b.i. officers and scottish detectives plan on interviewing the suspects in tripoli and hopefully bring more closure to the families. >> some say it's drone warfare off target. >> human rights say strikes against i.s.i.l. are kwilling more people than intending. jake in la where city
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ordinance is protecting the buildings and one of the city's earthquake worries in a moment.
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>> good morning employee welcome back. taking a look at the top stories
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at this hour. >> protests in the occupied west bank after hamas called for a day of rage to ignite a third intifada. this is the west bank you're looking at live here as palestinian authorities forces continue to faceoff against palestinian protestors. the protests started right after friday prayers, which wrapped up in the last hour and this is when we began seeing pictures lining. overnight, protestors set fire to joseph's tomb, a holy site for jews. >> russian airstrikes hitting towns in syria, the observatory for hum rights saying 75 people have been killed. >> interstate five in california near bakessersfield is shut down after flash flooding left hundreds stranded in their cars. several roadways were buried under as much as five feet of mud. there were nos reports of death or injury.
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>> the obama administration this morning defending its use of drones after newly leaked documents show the government may have planned air assaults based on shaky evidence. the white house said it has been as transparent as possible about how the program operates. the documents paint a far different picture. >> 90% of people killed by u.s. drone strikes over 15 month period in afghanistan were not the intended targets. that is just one claim in the leaked documents. the obama administration has said publicly that such operations are only out tides when there is an imminent threat and near certainty that the intended target will be eliminated. that and other relations appear in a long series of articles on the website the intercept, edited by journalistses he had greenwald who broke stories of edward snowden years ago.
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identified as the source, some are call the second slow den. many articles were written by an author who wanted to let the public know how the u.s. administration decides to assassinate people. >> it is so clear in this documents, the cold corps relate words that they use to describe killing people, the basics of manhunting is one of the terms that they use, the tyranny of distance is another term that they use. slides provided by the course include details about the u.s. drone programs in afghanistan, yemen and somalia from 2011-2013. other key claims, president obama has the ultimate sign off approving drone strikes, but the system for creating portraits of suspects known as bible cards and targeting them dependency large "on inferior and
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unreliable intelligence. the american civil liberties union said the articles are eye opening. >> one of the controversial aspects of the u.s. counter terrorism operations in the last 10 plus years has been the use of lethal force and rules under which it is carried out ant with what consequences, because the government has claimed the authority to use lethal force based on vague, malleable changing standards oftentimes outside areas of armed conflict. >> this statement from amnesty international. >> let's take a closer look at the u.s. drone program. according to the bureau of investigative journalism, since
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2004 strikes have killed between 2500 to 4,000 people in afghanistan. those are just the confirmed deaths. there have been more than 100 confirmed drone strikes in yemen since 2002. those strikes have killed more than 700 people. 83 confirmed drone strikes have been documented in afghanistan, those strikes killing at least 499 people, and in somalia, more than 100 people have died in u.s. drone strikes, as well. >> the wife of a former c.i.a. officer is calling on president obama to pardon her husband. in may, jeffery sterling was sentenced to three and a half years in prison for leaking classified information to a journalists, he was accused of providing details of a u.s. attempt to sabotage iran's nuclear program. risen never testified in the case. she said her husband is innocent. >> if you take bolt cases and strip away race, if you take away political clout, if you take away financial status and looked at those cases on a piece
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of paper and you didn't know the actual person, you would see that general petraeus committed far more egregious acts than jeffery allegedly committed, yet he also lied to the f.b.i., which is a felony, doesn't have a felony, he has a misdemeanor. he got a slap on the wrist, while jeffery basically was guilty until proven innocent. i believe it just shows the world that the belief is that the white man can do no wrong and when does he, he gets a slap on the wrist, while the belief is that the black man is always guilty until proven innocent and belongs behind bars. >> sterling said her husband's prosecution under the espionage act was a government attempt to silence whistle blowers. >> a recent spike in crime putting milwaukee on pace to have its worst year for homicides in a decade. two murders this week bring the total to 117, gang violence is blamed for a lot of them in the
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past, but police say this time it is not the case. sarah hoye went back to her hometown to find out why. >> we are following breaking news out of milwaukee with. >> after years of declining violent crime nationwide, many major u.s. cities have seen a drastic surge in homicides, with this city topping the list. so far this year, milwaukee has had just over 100 homicides, compared with 86 throughout all of 2014. >> how you going to make it through the night with all the gunshots? if you leave this room today and they close the books on your life, what are people going to say about you? >> educators and friends of nixon are trying to step in before anyone else gets killed. together, they cofound understand the i will not die young campaign to reduce gun violence in milwaukee. >> violence, i think is a
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personal issue and when you find ourselves riding through these communities and see the shrines, teddy bears and flowers, a lot of people are disconnected from it, because they don't know the people. >> among america's mid sized cities, milwaukee's homicide rate is one of the worst, with around 14 killings per 100,000 people. the majority of victims are black men, guns the weapon of choice. >> in some enables, it's terribly bleak, the conditions under which people live, the housing, the access to health care, the access to education. it is a scary picture, especially if you're young and if you're a person of color and you're male. >> when someone is lost to gun violence, the impact is felt throughout the community. take this case. >> her family is in pain. >> bullets ripped through a house last november, killing leila while she was sitting on her grandfather's lap, reading
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with her older sister before bedtime. leila's mother remembers clearly the day her father called with the news. by the time ashley reached her parents' home, the road had been closed. >> everything was just flashing lights. i didn't know what to think, i didn't know what to do, i didn't know where to go. i didn't know what was going on. i didn't know anything. >> as the death toll climbs, they work around the clock in hopes of reaching as many young people as they can. >> how bad is it? today we did a class for the young men. he's 16 years old. he said i don't want to be vulnerable, correct? he says as a 16-year-old male, it is easier for me to die than it is easier for me to go on. that's how bleak it is. >> sarah hoye, al jazeera, milwaukee. >> cleveland, new york, chicago, washington, all have been --
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>> we've heard this story before. >> this morning, two of the most popular fantasy sports websites told they can no longer operate in nevada, saying those users gambling. >> that could impact it across the country. we have the story. john. >> singles it began, the on line daily fantasy sports industry that said what it offers is a game of skill and should not be subjected to federal and state gambling laws, but when the state most known for gambling calls fantasy sports a game of chance, it begs the question, will other states soon follow nevada's lead. >> the announcement from the nevada state gaming board means siting like draft kings and fan duel are no longer allowed to operate there. both companies long argue that had players win based on their skills and that what they do on those sites is not gop ling, but the head of the state gaming control board disagrees. without mentioning either site by name, he wrote: gaming is a
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month if i billion dollars industry in nevada but by both estimates, the two daily fantasy websites have raked in $50 million per week in entry fees. a spokesperson for draft kings said: >> fan duel responded, saying: >> nevada's ruling means there are six states where daily fantasy sports is not allowed. in the other five, the companies say they are avoiding those states because of uncertainty
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over their legal status. the nevada ruling is the latest blow this week for the daily fantasy industry. thursday, the f.b.i. and justice department said they are investigating fantasy sports sites to determine if they violate federal law. there is a call for a congressional hearing on this fast growing industry. >> at this point, companies valid over $1 billion, it's imperative that draft kings as well as others begin to spend more money on complies with legal risks, understanding legal risks and putting in place institutional control, and perhaps less in pure advertising. >> about those potential daily fantasy hearings on capitol hill, multiple reports say the nfl is lobbying house members to keep its name out of any hearings. >> this weekend marks the end of the line for u.s. airways. the $17 billion merger with american airlines announced to years ago goes into effect on
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saturday. the reservation systems said the two airlines will become one. the final d airways branded flight will fly san francisco and american will become the largest airline in the world. >> the philippines is bracing for yet another typhoon. it has been a very active season there. >> that's right, for the philippines, we have seen six landfalls already. for the western pacific, we are on number 25, this one being 24, the one behind it 25. the typhoon is 38 hours away from making landfall right now. the philippines is seeing the associated rape with the outer feeder bands for the storm. the philippines is expect to get over 30 -- well, excuse me, about 24-30-inches of rain as the system makes its way towards i have the and then towards the north, so it's going to be a factor for probably three to three and a half days.
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we're talking right now equivalent to a category two hurricane, by the time it makes landfall we think on sunday morning local time there, we're expecting it to be equivalent to a category four. major flash flooding, major mudslides, landslides, poweroutages across the region, it is going to be a dangerous situation. >> preparing for natural disaster to actually hoping that one never happens, los angeles hoping a new earthquake safety law will give a few extra minutes to escape. retrofitting buildings to be less likely to collapse is part of it. >> los angeles, like so many major cities has a long history of simply ignoring the threat of earthquakes, but now everything has changed. when a big earthquake hits, it's
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a feel nobody can ever be prepared for, but los angeles is going to try. the north ridge earthquake did $40 billion to the area. the city brought in scientists to figure out a new plan. as of october, it's the law. >> we focus on these three areas of living through it, responding and being able to recover, and, that, one big area is dealing with the buildings that we know are going to kill people. >> across los angeles is a particular kind of building type that regulators and scientists are worried about and it's this kind. a building like this is very good as resisting the downward force of gravity, but when it comes to the lax shaking that you get in a big earthquake, that's where you get in trouble. it's these pillars that are the source of that trouble. they can snap in that kind of shaking. this is not an isolated building type. you are talking about 13,500 of
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these at least here in los angeles. the goal is not to make this thing earthquake proof, but earn people the seconds they need to get out of the building alive. >> the other reason to protect these buildings is that they're rent controlled. without them, thousands of people simply could not afford to live in the city. >> if people are displaced, they're going to have to find other housing and at that point, they would probably move into buildings where they were paying, where they would have to pay more than they were before. >> the city is deciding whether to pend remember control rules so landlords can pass retrofit costs to their tenants. for some buildings, those costs could be $100,000 per structure. earl decided to beat the russia for contractors and just finished his retrofit. >> it's the largest single expenditure i've had to make since i owned the building. >> he said if an earthquake wiped out his property, there
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would be no reason to put up the same kind of building again. >> it's very difficult for me to keep up with my costs. >> considering everything that l.a. stands to lose, a big quake could change the city for years, maybe for a generation. >> the largest growth decade in the history of los angeles is the decade after the 1906 earthquake, as people abandoned san francisco and king south. we gained that time, what's going to happen when it's our turn? >> al jazeera, los angeles. >> a scottish nursery mains in critical condition after suffering an apparent relapse of ebola. she was thought to be cured of the disease in january, but scientists say the. >> i russ can lay dormant and start to reproduce again. doctors say it's not clear if patients with the dormant virus are in effectous to others. a new study has found the virus can live in semen as long as nine months after recovery. researchers writing in the new
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england journal of medicine found two men cured still had the virus in their bodies after six months. in lie bear i can't, tests confirmed a woman contracted ebola after having sex with a survivor five months after he was declared virus free. our guest returned from guinea, one of the three countries affected. good to see you. the nurse in the u.k. is critically ill. do expects have any idea how she relambsed. >> we know viruses, not just ebola, like measles and herpes can hang out in specific types of the body, so the brain, the eyes, an extension of the central nervous system and reproductive system, so she's probably a rare case. we are probably going to see more cases like this. >> rare, but is this the first case we've seen this? >> one case was the american doctor who had the most severe case of the ebola treated in
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this country, and survived. he had a relapse of ebola in his eye. i think we are going to see some late complications like this. >> it's not clear if they are infectious if it comes back? >> we dew know the virus was detect in pauline cafferty's body. we are monitoring others to see if there are symptoms. >> you've got thousands of ebola survivors, i think 20,000 in west africa that may worry about the same. should they be worried? >> i think we have about 8,000 of the 16,000 survivors are men. they could have ebola virus in their semen. >> they should not have sex for at least how long? >> we had said up to three months, but as you were describing the results in the new england journal of medicine, out to nine months we are still
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seeing ebola in their semen. not all maybe infectious, but say 1% are, that's still 80 people. it only takes one to trigger an epidemic. >> if we're just learning that now about semen and we don't know what to say to those men about how long to refrain from sex, what about other fluids, breast milk and sweat, for example. >> sweat we don't see. it's immune privileged sites. breast milk is a concern. we have seen ebola virus linger in breast milk, not as long as semen, but even a couple of months out. we do need to be counseling survivors about protecting themselves and others. >> i'm assuming this is low level. if this were a high level risk, we'd be seeing a major occurrence among survivors, right, in west africa, that an accurate conclusion? >> i think it's a low level risk. here we forget about ebola after craig spencer was discharged,
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and in africa, as well. even one case could trigger an outbreak. >> thank you for joining us. >> we're going to talk about reviving relations between washington and havana. >> get out your dancing shoes, rocking in the white house with its unique flavor. >> becoming a mom on her 44t 44th birthday, this gorilla.
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>> have won the series! >> the new york mets are heading to the national league championship series. they narrowly beat the los angeles dodgers 3-2 on thursday night. second baseman daniel murphy played a part in all three runs, including a six inning home run that gave the mets the lead for good. he provided the play of the night, going from first to third on a walk. the mets take on the cubs saturday to see who goes to the world series. >> how do you pick between the mets and cubs? >> i am from los angeles but i live in new york. >> we'll flip a coin on that one. >> a growing trend, getting rid of tipping. some of new york's most notable restaurants are getting rid of the practice. owner danny myers said he'll pay
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his wait staff more and charge more for meals. a similar policy will see if it works. >> when the check arrives, when you see is what you pay, no tipping required. >> i think that this is the future. >> christian moore's restaurant adds 15% to prices to pay higher wages, a model he's used since opening a year ago. >> what if we could provide staff more of a career, more of like a salary, instead of the up and downs of tipping. maybe they be we'll attract the right kind of person that wants to stay. >> you should federal law, employers only have to pay tipped workers $2.13 an hour. he said his servers earn $10 an hour, plus a revenue sharing program that can bump it up to $17 on good days. >> how has it worked out for you?
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>> so far, so good, everyone working here today has been here since the beginning and that is crazy to me. >> it's the same model about to be rolled out in 13 top restaurants owned by danny meyer. >> owners say if a big restauranteur can do it, it can work. >> 15% to 20% higher restaurant prices, will they not frequent a restaurant at much? >> prices range from $8 from soup to $19 for a burger. on line, reviewers seem oh to support the system, singing the braises of the servers. >> your wait staff is just as good as a wait staff that would get a tip. >> absolutely, and in this sways better. they've been here. they know all the operations, they know all the food.
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>> not everyone has a pallet for no tipping. >> of course there is a group that, you know, we are too expensive for, but there i said a whole other group that this is exactly what they want. >> what's important is that they keep coming back. al jazeera, philadelphia. >> for the first time in more than 50 years, the white house has hosted musicians from cuba. ♪ >> the concert celebrated hispanic heritage, marking the end which its 20th year of touring, but also the restoration of u.s. and cuban economic and cultural ties. >> get out your ahh meters right now. staff at the gorilla foundation in california giving cocoa these babies for her birthday. she picked up one of the kitties, brought her to her chest. the gorilla's famous for her
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ability to use sign language to communicate, and yes, they are cute. >> all right. >> ahead in our next hour, the unrest in israel and the upoccupied territories flares up and hamas called for a day of rage. >> flash flooding cutting off commuters in l.a., leaving hundreds of drivers stranded. we are back in two minutes.
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>> as violence intensifies. >> the growing israeli perception is that no place is safe. >> get the latest news in-depth.
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>> we should stand up for what we believe and defend ourselves. >> mr. netanyahu is playing with fire. this fire is dangerous for both our people. >> stay with al jazeera for continuing coverage. >> a tense friday in occupied east jerusalem and the west bank, palestinian protestors calling for a day of rage after rioters torch a holy site overnight. >> rebels backed by russian airstrikes move to take back aleppo. >> flash flooding and mud shut down a major highway. the travel nightmare for thousands of drivers in california. >> the ripple effect of keeping troops in afghanistan, the
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president's decision now changes the calculation, with other u.s. allies in the region. >> welcome to your world this morning. i'm stephani stephanie sy. >> protests erupting in the occupied west bank. these are live images out of bethlehem, where you can seep the smoke canister still in the foreground there. you see the teenagers, many students at a local university have taken to the streets, following a call for anger and what is being called another day of rage in what could be the third intifada. hamas has been urging palestinians today to join in that day of reasonable. overnight, setting fire to joseph's tomb, a site revered by religious jews and christians.
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there is a reported knife attack in the west bank. al jazeera there is. >> the information we have is very sketchy at the moment. we know from witnesses is that there was early on a protest that passed through that area, and after that, there was only journalists and israeli soldiers left in that area where that demo had just passed through, one man wearing a fluorescent yellow jacket was standing among the journalists. at some point, he broke away, went to stab a soldier in his arm, as we understand it. now, he was shot at by israel soldiers. we don't know in which condition he is at this point, whether he's alive or he's dead. we don't know his name and we don't know also whether he has identified himself as a somewhere else orr not, but certainly we do know for a fact that he was standing among the journalists.
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he was wearing a jell-o vest and is from there that he moved on to carry out his attack. now, that will be the first stabbing that happens in the occupied west bank and certainly it will take tensions around the area to a new level. >> that is hodor reporting from the west bank. >> the u.n. security council is holding a meeting on the escalating conflict. word leads are urged to do more to stem the violence. >> look at this distance, it's very hard for me to second guess the diplomats sitting around that horseshoe table, so many thousands of piles away, all i can do is send up a heartfelt plea from jerusalem, from the heart of this issue, and say that civilians on both sides, israeli civilians, palestinian civilians have suffered enough.
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it is time for robust, diplomatic and physical action. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu told john kerry he is willing to meet palestinian prime minister abad face-to-face. kerry is traveling to jerusalem soon to try to facilitate those talks. >> a ground talk west of aleppo in syria, aided by airstrikes. moscow saying its air wear is specifically targeting isil, but rebels and international backers say strikes concentrate on non-isil targets, including a major highway that leads to damascus. zeina hodor has the latest. >> the syrian allies have opened a new front south of the northern city of aleppo. we understand from signature visits on the ground, as well as syrian military sources that they're hoping to recapture a
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route, a very strategic route, the highway that actually links the northern province of aleppo to government controlled territories further south. aleppo is not the only front. the government just yesterday launched a ground offensive against the opposition in the northern country side of holmes. a few days earlier, they opened another front against the opposition in the northern countryside of hama in idlib province. it seems there is a strategy here. they're trying to retake control of the main supply route so that the government can send forces to the north. now, the russian aerial campaign is going to enter its third week, a lot of questions are being asked what has been achieved on the ground. well, we do know that the airstrikes have now placed the opposition on the defensive. the government is now managing to protect its main stronghold, but so far, the government has not made significant gains on
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the ground. here's where the danger lice, because russia could r. could get involved in what could be a prolonged and costly battle. we know russia said goal, they say it is aimed at finding a political solution. those in exile are not interested in peace talks. russia holds to convince the west to deal with syrian president bashar al assad to not just fight isil, but find a political answer to the conflict in sir. >> >> the syrian observatory for how many rights saying russian airplanes also striking rebel conditions. president bashar al assad abscesses trail village. >> the u.n. is taking new steps to end the refugee crisis, giving the border agency more power to deport those denied
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asylum. this comes after e.u. leaders last met to force through a plan to spread 120,000 asylum seekers over the continent over the oks of central european countries. >> in the united states, it is tough getting around southern california this morning. a huge stretch of interstate five still closed. heavy rains causing mudslides, leaving the highway impassable. some roads are buried in five feats of mud. >> all we saw was a mountain of boulders and dirt coming right for us. it pretty much lifted my car up, and spun us around like it was nothing. >> most emergency calls coming from trapped drivers. there have been no reports of deaths or injuries so far. >> the heavy rain that triggered those mudslides is moving east this morning. let's bring in meteorologist kevin corriveau. being from southern california, they've been in a drought for so
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long, needed rain, as soon as they get it, they have disasters like this. >> it's what happens when you get too much of a good thing or too much rain in a short period of time. california is not out of the woods. we are seeing heavy rain showers here, along the border with nevada. we are going to be watching that area closely. i wanted to show you closer what we are talking about. we have rain showers up towards the north. take a look at some additional video that came out of leonea county. she walked it. this is probably not the best idea if you are ever trapped in a flash flooding situation. of course, your instincts is to get out of the car, but this could be a deadly situation. fortunately, she made it to the other side, but that water can sweep you from under your feet and take you downstream. of course we're looking at rescue everyday at that pained. for the rest of the day today,
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we are looking at flash flood watches still in effect, california, nevada, arizona, parts of utah. this, we think is going to stay in effect until sunday because the rain is still going to be a problem. take a look over the next 72 hours. this is an issue we will keep our eyes on. the other thing we are talking about later in the hour is those colder temperatures and snow. >> a state of disaster is in effect this morning in central the accident after wildfires 20 through the region thursday. the fires destroyed 25 homes and scorched six square miles of land. officials say 154 homes are still threatened by the fire. texas governor greg abbot deployed military helicopters to help control this fire. four years ago, a nearby fire destroyed more than 1700 homes.
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>> south korea said president maybe doing a diplomatic balancing act, meeting with president obama. those two are expected to talk about ending north korea's nuke programs. it is south korea's ties with china that create a problem last month, president park is in beige be, an honored guest, with a huge display of military power. park's efforts to improve the political relationships with china to match economic interests there risk unsettling her countries main ally. >> on the one hand, china has enormous economic ties with the south koreans, of course we
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realize that it is critical to understand that our biggest leverage comes from our ties with the americans. >> one of the most sensitive issues the u.s. dire to deploy high altitude defense missile system on south korean territory. china is pressuring seoul to push back on the plan on the base that it would not just be targeted at north korea's missile capability, but china's own. >> officials are quick to point out despite the fact president park is taking her defense minister on the trip, the issue will not be on the agenda for discussions. the fact they did that shows how sensitive the issue is. >> north korea should provide easier territory for agreement. a massive military parade, kim jong-un didn't mention nuclear weapons and held off on a
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promised language range rockets launch. june north korea is not going to surrender its nuclear weapons. the white house is in no hurry and likely to continue the current policy. >> after the ceremony, president park moved on to a nasa facility. it is another example of the range of issues being crammed into this one visit, but as much about symbolism, a joint statement is likely to cap her summit with president obama to confirm the continuing strength of their partnership. al jazeera, seoul. >> the violence in the medal east, particularly the clashes we've been seeing in the west bank, these are live pictures
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from bethlehem where smoke bombs have been deployed against protestors who have been throwing rocks, flaming tires back at forces. we are live on the phone with our correspondent from jerusalem. these protests may not be surprising, but can you put them into context for us? >> yeah, absolutely, stephanie. not surprising, because it's the latest in a wave of protests that have been going on both in the occupied west bank and also in the occupied portions of east jerusalem and even within israel proper itself. the entire context first of all today being friday prayers is religious day for the muslim population, all comes within the general context of tension over access to the al aqsa mosque compound in jerusalem's old city. that mosque compound is a holy
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site not only for about muslims, but jews at the temple mount. jews have been trying to gain greater rights to visit that compound, fueling suspicions among the palestinian muslim population that the israeli government wants to somehow change the current political arrangement and take more control of the compound and even allow jews to pray there. that is the context, so today, for example, at friday prayers, young muslim men under the age of 40 were not allowed to go to the al aqsa mosque compound, kept behind barriers and forced to pray in the streets. that of course offends the palestinian muslim population almost at the same time in the occupied west bank in the town of bethlehem, there clashes broke out, running battles between palestinian protestors throwing rocks and possibly
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molotov cocktails, fighting against well-armed, well equipped israeli security forces there. there is also another very important development protests have largely been carried out with stones, molotov cocktails, random stabbing incidents in the city of jerusalem, but over the last few moments, one of the factions of the al aqsa mosque brigade, the armed wing that supports one of the palestinian resistance factions, they have come out in the occupied west bank and said that they will break a year's old truce that they had. they said they will no longer remain committed to that ceasefire with israeli forces, and that could possibly signal the start of a new chapter in what is going on opening the way
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to armed resistance and give us the scenario of armed guerilla factions. >> >> the palestinian authority is responsible for security in the occupied west bank, so you talked about israeli forces clashing with some of these protestors, what about the p.a.'s role and their security forces in all of this? >> well, you're absolutely right. the palestinian authority does on paper have responsibility for some security issues within the occupied west bank. we have been out on the streets a number of times over the last recourse to see the dynamic of those protests and something very interesting is taking place there. protestors have said to us, we no longer feel represented by
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the palestinian authority. they believe to the palestinian authority, many protestors believe that the palestinian authority has taken a far too soft approach rewarding trying to get negotiations going with the israeli government. as you know, with this new government, the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, the government has veered to the right and at the same time, netanyahu has been flip-flopping on whether he actually believes in the two-state solution at all, so that is also partly of the acre fueling this, ordinary politicians saying enough is enough and now is the time that we have to take decisions. it's no longer good enough, trying and begging for negotiations with the israeli state and -- >> carl, i want to ask you about this fire at joseph's tomb, where is that and how
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significant is it? >> well, that's in the occupied west bank, around the town that was joseph's tomb. it's a holy site for many religions as are many of the religious sites in the occupied west bank and old jerusalem. these are enormous religious and symbolic significance for many religions. there was an attack by alleged palestinian protestors last night. what we have to do is now wait and see what the consequences of that will be, whether there will be some kind of backlash by radical jewish settlers trying to take some kind of revenge, exact retaliation. they very much are living by the eye for an eye code of justice. >> carl reporting from jerusalem with several developments out of that region, carl, thank you. >> secretary of state john kerry
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heading to the region thursday, but it appears that things will get worse. >> it does seem there's been an escalation in the last 24 hours. >> we'll talk about another controversy, changing course in afghanistan. >> why the president chose to slow the withdrawal and what it could mean for u.s. foreign policy in the region. >> somebody you haven't heard from recently, boko haram suspected of another attack in nigeria, we'll tell up what the country's president is telling al jazeera about possible negotiations now with that group. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> the republican led committee is looking to the benghazi attacks. the chairman of the committee is responding to charges that he is aiming to hurt hillary clinton's presidential candidacy with his investigation, issuing this statement: >> there's more reaction today to the president's decision to slow the withdrawal of troops from afghanistan, meaning a third american president to deal with the crisis in the country which is frequently called the graveyard of empires. we have more from washington.
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>> in making the announcement, president obama stated what has become obvious. >> i do not support the idea of endless we're. >> but there he was, nonetheless extend be u.s. involvement in the country's longest war. the president campaigned on ending the wars in afghanistan and iraq. with the u.s. now in syria, he may leave office with three. he laid out his goal for withdrawal in afghanistan. >> by 2014, this pros of transition will be complete. >> a month before the vote, a view to pull out was part of the stump speech. >> i said we'd end the war in afghanistan, and we are. >> though their numbers shrank over time, u.s. troops remain. in spring last year, mr. obama again saw the end in sight. >> now we're finishing the job we started. >> with the afghan army still unable to stand on that its own, president obama faced a choice, leave a potentially unstable
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afghanistan with no u.s. military there to help it or leave a troop presence there and let the next occupant here at the white house sort it all out. >> despite past promise, mr. obama took the second choice. he'll leave 5500 troops. >> this decision is not disappointing. >> for more than a year, critics hammered the obama policy, drawing parallels with iraq and the failure to leave a deal that would allow an american force to remain there, one they say could have halted iraq's slide into war. in afghanistan, many said telegraphing a date certain for u.s. withdrawal allowed the taliban and other groups to simply wait it out. did mr. obama over-promise or was the policy misguided from the start. some experts point out the situation on the ground has changed, leaving mr. obama with little choice. >> at stake for the president was his less. he said he would end two wars, but at the end of the day, it's making sure the wars were in
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hearted. >> this time the only thing that's certain is that the decision is no longer president obama's. >> al jazeera, washington. >> a hacker from kosovo faces criminal charges in the u.s. for allegedly trying to give information to isil about u.s. military personnel. the justice department says the 20-year-old was arrested in malaysia. he is accused of stealing the personnel information of more than 13 hearn u.s. military personnel and federal employees. the justice department says the list was shared on social networks and was intended as a hit list for isil sympathizers in america. >> attacks in borno state bears the hallmarks of boko haram. >> in nigeria, welcoming a decision by the u.s. to send troops to neighboring cameroon to help in the fight against
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boko haram, officials saying it is the fulfillment of a pledge to eliminate boko haram. wwe have a report about the 200 kidnapped school girls. >> we wanted to rescue them alive. we have to prove they are bona fide. we want to make sure, they have to prove to us that they are alive, they are well, and then we can negotiate with them. >> those 276 girls taken from their school 18 months ago. you can watch more of al jazeera's interview with nigeria's new president buhari on line. >> examining the cost of america's drone program. >> we'll tell you why human rights groups say airstrikes against isil of killing more civilians than intended.
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>> more restaurants are saying no thanks to tips for wait staff. servers actually happy with the change.
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8:30 eastern time. >> protests this morning in the occupied west bank after hamas called for a day of rage to ignite a third intifada. overnight, palestinian protestors set fire to joseph's tomb, a holy site. these are live pictures coming out of bethlehem. you can see our reporter on the ground there near jerusalem said the protestors had been firing molotov cocktails. >> russian airstrikes, now 75 people have been killed during airstrikes thursday near homes in oh aleppo. >> interstate five near bakesser field, california is shut down after flash flooding left hundreds of people stranded in
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their cars. roadways were buried under at much as five feet of mud. there were no reports of deaths or injuries. >> we're tracking a developing story near turkey's border with syria, the turkish military saying its war planes shot down a drop of an unidentified nation in turkish air spice near the syrian border, the military saying the aircraft was shot down after issuing three warnings in line with turkey's rules of engagement. >> the pentagon said its anti isil airstrikes conducted 24 strikes, the obama administration defending use of drones after newly leaked documents shows air assaults may have been planned on shaky evidence. the documents paint a different picture. >> 90% of people killed by u.s. drone strikes over 15 month period in afghanistan were not the intended targets. that is just one claim in the
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leaked documents. the obama administration has said publicly that such operation are only authorized when there's an imminent let and near certainty that the intended target will be eliminated. that and other revelation appear in a long series of articles on the website, the intercept edited by reporters that broke the news of edward snowden's leaks years ago. identified as the source, some people are calling the second snowden. many drone articles were written by juries jeremy scahill who said the leaker want the public to know how the administration ultimately decides how to assassinate people. >> the banality of the bureau of assassination is so clear, the cold can be corporate words that they use to describe killing people, the basics of manhunting is one of the terms that they use, the tyranny of distance is
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another term that they use. arab features, you know, to describe people that they are looking at from thousands of feet above. >> slides provided by the source include details about the u.s. drone programs in afghanistan, yemen and somalia from 2011-2013. >> other key climbs. president obama has the ultimate sign off approving zone strikes, but the system for creating portraits of suspects called baseball cards release on inferior intelligence. the american liberty union said the articles are eye opening. >> one of the most controversial aspects of the u.s. counter terrorism operations in the last 10 plus years has been the use of lethal force and rules under which it is carried out and with what consequences. the government has claimed the authority to use heating that force based on vague, malleable
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changing changing standards oftentimes outside areas of armed conflict. >> this statement from amnesty international. thursday the white house responded, saying the u.s. goes to great lengths to eliminate casualties. >> since 2004, there have been more than 400 american drone strikes in pakistan. those strikes killing between 2500 to 4,000 people there, those are just the confirmed deaths. there have also been more than 100 confirmed drone strikes in yemen since 2002, those strikes killing more than 700 people. drone strikes in somalia, more than 100 people have died in u.s. drone strikes there. >> a scottish nursery mains in
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critical condition today after suffering an elapse of ebola. she was thought to be cured of the disease in january. scientists say the virus can lay dormant and reproduce again. doctors say it's not clear if patients with the dormant virus are infectious to others. a new study of ebola survivors have found it lives in semen for nine months after recovery. researchers found 2/3 of men cured of the virus still had it in their bodies after six months. in liberia, tests confirmed ebola was sexually transmitted in one case. a woman with the virus had sex with a survivor five months after he was declared ebola-free. the doctor told us earlier, this kind of transmission is a big worry. >> i think about 8,000 of the 16,000 survivors are men. they could very well have ebola virus lingering in their semen. that's one concern, could we be seeing late transmission. >> they should be not have sex for at least how long?
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>> we had been saying three months, but as you described the results, out to nine months we're still seeing about a quarter of men with ebola virus in their semen. not all are infectious, 1% is still 80 people. i think it's a low level risk, but the problem is here we forget about ebolaine in west africa, they are losing interest and people letting their guard down. it's precisely in that situation, even one case could trigger a big outbreak. >> while the case of the scottish nurse is rare, we could see more cases, since the virus seems to hide inside the body. >> one of california's top leaders pushing for stronger gun control in that state, a sweeping ballot initiative in california would require background checks for certain ammunition purchases. it would also ban the possession of large capacity magazines and require gun owners to report lost or stolen weapons to police.
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california's lt. governor gavit newsome leading the issue. >> california has a stayed white data system. we are prepared to do this. i don't want to overpromise any opponent, suffice it to say we need to do more and do better in this country. i'm a parent, i've got a six, four and 2-year-old. i'm as sick and tired of everybody about what's gone on, 48 shootings in schools in the last year, 150 since newtown. enough's enough. >> 366,000 signatures are needed to get the measure on next year's ballot. >> this weekend marks the end of the line for u.s. airways. the $17 billion merger with american airlines announced two years ago goes into effect on
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saturday. the reservation systems of the two airlines will become one. the final u.s. airways branded flight will fly from san francisco to philadelphia. america will become the largest airline in the world. >> one of the three americans that stopped the train attack in france was released from the hospital after stabbed outside an club. he was stabbed last week in the chest in sacramento. he was out with friends when he tried to break up a fight. he was also injured when he and several others stopped that gunman onboard a train bound for paris. >> there is a growing trend in the restaurant industry, getting rid of tips. as we told you thursday, some of the most popular restaurants in new york are getting rid of the practice. danny meyer is going to pay his wait staff more and charge extra for meals. we went to a french bees astro in philadelphia with a similar policy to see if the new business model works.
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>> when the check arrives, when you see is what you pay, no tipping required. >> i think that this is the future. >> christian moore's restaurant adds 15% to prices to pay higher wages, a model he's used since opening a year ago. >> we thought what if we could provide staff more of a career, more of like a salary, instead of the up and downs of tipping. maybe then we'll attract the right kind of person that wants to stay. >> under federal law, employers only have to pay tipped workers $2.13 an hour. he said his servers earn $10 an hour, plus a revenue sharing program that can bump it up to $17 on good days. >> how has it worked out for you? >> so far, so good, everyone working here today has been here since the beginning and that is crazy to me. >> it's the same model about to be rolled out in 13 top
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restaurants operated by danny meyer. >> owners say if a big restaurateur can do it, it can work. >> 15% to 20% higher restaurant prices, will they not frequent a restaurant as much? >> prices range from $8 for soup to $19 for a burger. on line, reviewers seem oh to support the system, singing the braises of the servers. >> your wait staff is just as good as a wait staff that would get a tip. >> absolutely, and in this situation, better. they've been here. they know all the operations, they know all the food. >> not everyone has a pallet for no tipping. >> of course there is a group that, you know, we are too expensive for, but there is a whole other group that this is
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exactly what they want. >> what's important is that they keep coming back. al jazeera, philadelphia. >> i saw that $19 burger and you understand. >> i am glad you don't have to do the math for the tip. >> i always ask robin to do it. we'll talk about the risk of drilling for oil in one of the last unexplored regions. >> the technology that may help clean the an arctic if there is a disaster. >> popularity of donald trump, how his signature look is becoming art in california -- mexico.
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>> drivers can expect a tough commute in california, several drivers stuck in that river of mud near beakier field. i-five could be closed for several days. >> that is the road linking northern and southern california, very busy commute, usually. >> there are weather concerns in other parts of the country, heavy rain is what led to those problems, but 15 states across the midwest getting ready for low temperatures. let's bring in search corriveau with more. >> it affects right now today as well as tomorrow, winder is here for many parts of the country. as you look at radar summary, there's not a lot to look at. we did have snow up towards the u.p. of michigan. we have a cold front that has moved through, ushering in
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colder temperatures. right now, we are looking at far go at 26, rapid city at 33 and chicago is about 43. they have come up just as the sun is coming up, as well. very chili conditions. you can see all of the watches, all of the warnings dealing with freezing, as well as frost advisories in affect, going back to north dakota extending to virginia. as the cold front goes through, things warm up towards the west tomorrow, but cool down as we go towards the east as that air mass pushes through. pom, we are looking at temperatures still very, very cool, chicago seeing 33 degrees there, as well as detroit. as that air mass pushes through, what's going to happen is we're going to see rape, snow, that snow to the northern part of new york, as well as new england. we could see two to four inches of snow, particularly, i think up here towards really the
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adirondacks. that can be a problem if you wanted to go see the foliage which is in prime peak in that area. monday, things start to die down. for new york, we are not going to see rape or snow, but we are going to be seeing cooler temperatures as we go towards sunday through monday. we think that low temperature is going to get down to 36. >> our producer is going to scream, but it is important in those mudslides, stay in the car. >> stay in the car. don't get out of the car. if you don't, for mudslides, absolutely. >> thanks. >> deep under the arctic ice is a massive untapped oil reserve and an italian oil company will drill to try to reach it. environmentalists worried that pristine area of the earth could be spoiled if there is a spill. we look at the potential to clean up after a disaster. >> the main concern for many,
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what would happen in the event of an arctic spill? according to the coast guard, academia and the oil industry itself, there are several currently accepted methods for dealing with oil spills in open water, including skimming, burning and the use of chemical dispersants. none are perfect under the best of conditions, and as tech know found, everything is abnormal for the coast guard. >> a lead scientists for the coast guard said research and development center. >> you guys have done research on oil spill response. >> skimming devices to booms to collect it, how to store it, move it, just about every aspect. what's unique up here, the coast guard is really good about recovering oil in the water but
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we have the ice-water interface that hadn't been broached much and up here, that's a common appearance. you can't use a boom in the icy environment. it will rip apart. you can't store it in an inflatable on the side of the boat, the ice will sheer it. >> the question is which measures would work in this harsh environment? in 2012, the coast guard tested a skimmer with brushes designed to grab oil out of icy water. it was used on a simulated spill of pete moss and oranges, because they move like oil an water. any substance collected is sent to the ship for storage through a steel hose. >> how do they go? we test it in the ice and how to use it. it's limited in how he can collect, because you've got a small area you're working with. >> industry and academic researchers agree, mechanical skimmers can she a viable option, but only if the ice
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doesn't keep them from contacting the oil. >> when you do mechanical cleanup, it is great if you can remove 10% of the oil that's spilled. >> nancy kier is director of the spills and environmental hazards in the university of new hampshire. >> in reality, less than 10% of the oil was collected. you can imagine what that would be like in the arctic. >> you can see the full report saturday at 6:30 p.m. eastern, 3:30 pacific on al jazeera america. >> democrats who want to be president apparently raised for mar money this summer than republican hope was, hillary clinton topped the list, right behind her, senator bernie sand jeers on the republican side, dr. ben carson raising more than $20 million, jeb bush in second with $13 million.
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the front runner donald trump was at the bottom with $4 million raised. he is no longer entirely self funding his campaign. >> a poll finds the recent democratic debate helped hillary clinton. more than half of the registered democratic voters say she won it. that has given her this bump in the polls. 45% of democrats say they'll likely vote for her now in the primaries. >> donald trump and ben carson are threatening to sit out the next debate unless the format is changed. they won't participate if the debate is longer than two hours and doesn't include opening and closing statements. that debate is scheduled for october 28. cnbc said it will take the requests under consideration. >> then there is this. donald trump's hair, now the star of a new play that is running in mexico. a group of mexican comedians offered their own response to trump's comments about
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undocumented immigrants. their show is called the sons of trump and craters hope to eventually bring it to the u.s. we have more from mexico city. >> the man that mexicans are thoroughly enjoying hating now has his own show. donald trump is the main character in the sons of trump, where he hand out the famous gold hair to four yuppie lights and implore them to kill, rob and cheat. it's more tom and jerry than satire. about as blunt as trumped comments. that's what the audience comes for. >> donald trump is a clown, and obviously all mexicans are very annoyed with him. we're here to have a laugh at his expense. >> the craters of the show say they are playing trump at his own rabble rousing game. >> of course he's very smart,
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but so are we and we're capitalizing only, simple at that. >> this place is the latest in anti trump sentiment here. the donald's done an impressive job here of uniting the people of this country in their mutual dislike of him. >> just a couple of blocks from the theater, you can pick up your donald trump piñata, a must-have who feel words are not enough to punish the mogul. >> they buy it to give it a beating. even americans come and want to hit it because his ideas are completely unacceptable. >> computer game developers of seen an opportunity in the vibrant anti trump market. while an ad was run before the recent soccer match with rivals u.s., using trump's now infamous tirade to fire up supporters. >> when mexico sends its people, they are not sending their best. >> whether the laughter will
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continue if trump wins the u.s. presidency is another matter, but for now, he's this country's favorite boogie man. >> the producers say it's going to be huge. >> it would be creative if trump got a cut of the hair. >> why nevada gaming officials say fantasy sports sites can lo longer operate in their state.
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>> how about this? did he catch that pinned against the defender's back? that is utterly incredible. >> stop and watch this instant replay. have you seen this catch from last night's game? leaping in the air in the end zone, pulling down the pass, wrapping his arms around the chest of the ucla defender. >> i heard he has the i am print of a football on his back. i call this the hug play. it's gone viral. stamford won this game 56-35. >> this morning, two of the most popular fantasy sport sites told they can no longer operate in nevada. >> since it began back in about
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2009, the on line daily fantasy sports industry has said what it offers is a game which skill and should not be subjected to federal and state gambling laws. but when the state most known for gambling calls fantasy sports a game of chance, it begs the question, will other states soon follow nevada's lead. >> the announcement from the nevada state gaming board means sites like draft kings and fan duel are no longer allowed to operate there. both companies long argued that players win based on their skills and that what they do on
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those sites is not gambling, but the head of the state gaming control board disagrees. without mentioning either site by name, he wrote: gaming is a month if i billion dollars industry in nevada but by both estimates, the two daily fantasy websites have raked in $50 million per week in entry fees. a spokesperson for draft kings said: >> fan duel responded, saying: >> nevada's ruling means there are six states where daily fantasy sports is not allowed. in the other five, the companies say they are avoiding those states because of uncertainty over their legal status. the nevada ruling is the latest blow this week for the daily fantasy industry. thursday, the f.b.i. and justice department said they are investigating fantasy sports sites to determine if they violate federal law.
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there is a call for a congressional hearing on this fast growing industry. >> at this point, companies valued over $1 billion, it's imperative that draft kings as well as others begin to spend more money on complying with legal risks, understanding legal risks and putting in place institutional control, and perhaps less in pure advertising. >> about those potential daily fantasy hearings on capitol hill, multiple reports say the nfl is lobbying house members to keep its name out of any hearings. fan deal has sponsorship deals. two owners have invested in the industry. >> can't watch football without seeing the commercials. that's it for us here. >> coming up next from doha, a live report from jerusalem on today's violence. we'll continue to follow the news there throughout the day.
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>> welcome to the al jazeera news hour. coming up, tensions rising, israeli army and palestinian protestors clash in bethlehem and ramallah. >> a palestinian is shot dead in hebron after stabbing and wounding an israeli soldier. the battle for aleppo, russian jets

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