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it is a fact lost on no one in this room, no second chances to get these moments right, before they too become memories. al jazeera, south korea. >> to find out much morale al brig changes may be happening at olemiss. students decide mr. to take down the state flag with the confederate symbol.
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this is al jazeera america, live from new york city. yank danes have overwhelmingly voted for change. choosing a new prime minister after nearly a decade. justin what power and landslide the sun of one of the countries most famous politician. handed a defeat to conservative leaders stephen harper. al jazeera is live for news toronto, and jon, how did this happen. >> hello. >> well, i think canada is seeing red today. they have woken up and the map is all different. we will get to that. but how he did it is to run an obamaesque campaign. cast your mind back to when president obama first ran, think about that, it was the same kind of campaign. obama ran on hope and change, trued doe ran on real change, now, they have a lot of young people with them in what
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became a movement. more than a political party. >> his kids are beautiful, i think canada fell in love with them. what is motto like the dynasty, when he was first elected to office, they talked about trued domain yeah. it is back. trued doe. his victory speech the very early morning hours listen to what he says it is very obamaesque been i didn't make history tonight, you did. >> and don't let anyone tell you any differently.
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i know that i am on stage tonight for one reason, and one reason only. because you put peace treaty here. >> wow, you can see what i mean. now the man is new on the job, he takes over in ten days time. a new man, a new direction, but he knows he must deliver on that real change. for canadians will have him out of ottawa quicker than paint dries. tony. >> nice. so what does the political map look like in canada today? >> well, it is very very different as i was touching on just now. let's have a look, i think we have two happens. yesterday there was a lot of blue in the map, representing conservative party, and stephen harper, the prime miner and who has been in charge for almost ten years. and now today, as you look at a lot of the blue has replaced by the red. of the lib real party, and a little bit of the orange of the new democrat. there is still a tori heart
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land, right in the middle of the country, in the prairies where actually, justin is not terribly popular. although i notice the party did win two seats. so there you have a very different political map, and now of course, the question is he has to move forward. he has a lot on his shoulders. he has to deliver on the change he promised. >> how does the win impact canada, u.s. relations? >> well, you have to remember, this is a two to $3 trillion economy. so the u.s. does more trade with canada than any other country or block of countries in the world. and there's not a politician in ottawa or in washington that wants to change that. but there are some things that will be different, i think, for example, prime minister elect trudeau is much more environmentally friendly, much more on the environmental page with president obama, then stephen harper, so i think the u.n.
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sponsored climate change summit will be much more successful. had the governments not changed yet, he is prokeystone pipeline, and pro the trance pacific trade partnership. which president obama supports. but this brings him up against any potential incumbent in the white house liukin done or sander as year in november. the other thing that will be different, although the prime minister elect is talking about closer ties he is also talking about pulling canadian jets out of the u.s. led coalition. currently bombing isil, so that's a definite change as well. so we should see, but he takes over. takes him ten days to swap offices and former right minister harper said that he will stay on as a constituency, will stand down as the new government. >> all right, jon, good stuff.
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jon, thank you. >> u.n. secretary general is meeting right now. he is in jerusalem where a short time ago he called for peace, his visit comes on another day of violence on israel and the palestinian territories. at least one were killed today in the occupies west bank, al jazeera has more on the challenges ban ki-moon will face. the u.n. secretary of state comes in a crucial time here in israel, and the occupied palestinian territories. we have had a few incidents also at least 500 people protesting in the city of bethlehem. there are clashes with the israeli security forces there, certainly here in jerusalem, very tense, people will tell you that everyone is suspicious of everyone. neighborhoods and occupied east jerusalem have been quartered off by the army. there are more check points it is a tense time here. so there is the start of a diplomatic push. i think ban ki-moon's visit meeting with the israeli
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prime minister and the palestinian president is more to deliver a message, real change on the ground. out of that, i don't think we will see more crucially is later in the week, u.s. secretary of state jon kerry will be meeting with both sides as well. trying to clarify who has been a real source of tension, the status quo on the compound also known to uses as the temple mount. this is what start add lot of this, and violence we have been seeing to really people will tell you real change needs to be made, real words of hope, resume negotiations sitting down both sides at the table, to try and end the occupation for the palestinians to get their own state, is the only solution, otherwise we will see ebb and flow of violence as we have seen in this region, really for decades just continue, and perhaps only get worse. >> stephanie deckner jerusalem for us, the race for the democratic
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presidential nomination, has it's first casualty. jim web has dropped out. web made the announcement that his candidacy has failed to really gain any traction. he was polling in the low single digits he said the political system is broken and he does not see eye to eye with democratic leaders. he is not comfortable with many of the policies i have layed forth, and frankly not comfortable with many of theirs. >> for this reason, i am withdrawing from any consideration of being a democratic party nominee for the presidency. so web said he is still weighing his options on launching an independent bid. vice president joe biden may be closer to deciding whether to run for president. al jazeera america has learned he will announce his decision in the next two days.
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he has been meeting with potential supporters. >> last night at the naval observatory, vice president joe biden met with his closest aids and advisors we are told they discussed a potential race for the democratic presidential nomination. if biden did make a decision last night, or early this morning so far, it has not leaked out. several strategists have acknowledged that in order for the vice president to participate this weekend, in a big jefferson jackson dinner fring democratic candidates speeches, biden will need to make his intentions clear within about 24 hours. further more, the decision will need to be made to meet the first filing. required organizing thousands of signatures. if vice president biden decides to run, several of his supporters believe the news will be leaked out or declared as early as today. starting on wednesday night, much of the political world will begin to focus on
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hillary clinton's testimony in front of a house select committee on benghazi. the troubling stems from that attack including the controversial over her personal email system are among the reasons biden has even considered challenging her in the first place. members of the house committee, have said that new revelations are coming. so, even if biden is now leaning against the presidential race, a strategist believes he will wait and see what happens in thursday's hearing. the clinton campaign, of course, would love for biden to say he is not running. and to announce that before thursday. his supporters expect a clear signal that he is in as early as today.
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police are looking for clues in a series of church arson attacks. six black churches have been torched in the last two weeks in each case, a outside door was set on fire. one church was almost completely destroyed as you can see here. no injured have been reported. police say they don't have a suspect or a motive. more questions over public displays of a confederate flag. against displaying the flag over it's courthouse, and today the university of mississippi is expected to vote over whether to remove the state flag from campus. >> in recent days the debate turned into a shouting match over the vote to take down the flag. >> hundreds of members have urged mississippi to stop flying the flag that features the confederate symbol, but today's vote faced some
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opposition, and online petition with more than 200 signatures asked people to rise up and push back on political correctness and support the state flag. mississippi has been asked to change the design in the past, in a statement the college writes as a university committed to fostering a welcoming and inclusive campus for all students we continue to join other leaders in mississippi to encouraging our government to change the state flag. olemiss is one of several schools states and municipalities now taking steps to get rid of the confederate symbol follow junes deadly shooting inning ising is. >> first of all. >> those defending the flag say it represents southern heritage. >> i am proud of my family. and i am proud of being in the u.s., and having the freedom to display whatever flag i am allowed to display. >> opponents see the flack as a symbol of white supremacy. in july, south carolina
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legislature voted to remove fit the state house grounds among later university of texas removes the statue of the president jefferson davis, and in september, nearly two dozen students out of virginia high school were suspended for wearing clothing with the confederate flag, a violation of the dress code the state of virginia has also made it illegal to drive with a license plate, the dmv gave motorists until october 4th to change their plates. al jazeera. >> outrage in florida police shoot and kill a man who was waiting for a tow truck. and the family is demanding answers and convicted olympian is no lockner jail. how he is spendin spending the remainder of his manslaughter sentence.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines,
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beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. stranded on a flooded highway in arizona. look at this, luckily everybody made it out okay. as some counties were under advisories against heavy rainstorms. more rain is in the forecast tonight. investigation is underway this morning in florida. where a police officer shot and killed a 31-year-old man, police say the man had a weapon, but those who knew him aren't buying it. al jazeera jon henry smith has more. it is a big blow, a big blow. >> at this prayer vigil, went on in a boynton beach florida church, the drum set sat empty, the man who played
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them, 31-year-old cory jones, died sunday. shot dead by a police officer. >> he was a drummer. he worked hard. i mean he was everything you needed in a son. >> jones and his band the future presidents played what would be their final gig just after midnight sunday. everything cements normal, he was completely himself, shook hands and he left. >> hours later jones' car broke down, around 2:00 a.m. he call add band mate for help. and then he call add tow truck. but while he was waiting police say officer no man raha driving an un, maaed car stopped to investigate what he believed was an abandoned car. police haven't released many details but said in a statement, the officer who has only been on the force for since months was confronted by an armed subject, as a result of the confrontation, the officer discharged his firearm resulting in the death of the
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subject. police have not said what sort of weapon jones had, jones did have a clean police report, but also had a permit for a gun. friends sigh he was not a violence person. >> i don't understand how anyone could perceive cory as a threat. he is the most level headed calm kind person. >> his family and friends say they plan to keep pushing for answers until they know what really happened. >> is we just ask for the congregation to play, and that we can get some type of closure to this. >> al jazeera. south korean families have begun meeting with relatives in the north. it is the first time they have seen each other for 60 years. across the heavily militarized border, this is the second meeting of family
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members in the past five years and earlier we spoke with documentary film maker annabel parker, her family was split during the korean war,s and she is hoping both sides will reconcile their differences. for some people they live less than an hour away from each other. so you have family separated by five miles who know nothing about each other. and how they have been living and so for these families to seep other is like oa miracle. and so -- another thing is for a lot of us, we would love to see an actual peace treaty. the they are still in a state of war. >> and so this is something we can all work towards not just people in korea, not just korean americans but people around the world, is to call for a peace treaty.
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so that -- the peninsulas no longner state of war, so that we could work towards reunification of the country. because that is inevitable, whether we planned for that, whether we just arrow the north korean government to collapse one day, and wake up to the news. that there are migrants coming we hope to see a situation where we can work towards this. >> former olympic runner oscar pistorius is out of jail, and under house arrest. known as blade runner spent less than a year for fatally shooting his girlfriend. his experience is very different from most south africans. al jazeera explains why.
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he is the victim of a miss carriage of justice. he was imprisoned for 11 years for a murder he didn't commit. because he forged evidence that he couldn't afford a good lawyer. it took eight years to dwell a full transcript of his trial, information that should have been readily available and which is essential for an appeal. he blames police and the prosecutor. >> i have to let the by gones by by gones. >> it is going to help me, and it is going to be a lot on my shoulders. >> he was held in the same prison as oscar pistorius. but the olympian can afford the best lawyers. he has been released after serving only a fraction of his sentence. his case has always ignited debate, that there's a two
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tiered justice system, one for the rich, and one for the poor. >> the experience that a person of means will have who is able to afford by the practice, and verses a poor person with limited access to private legal representation and are worlds apart. >> also a let down by the justice system, she complained to the police about her abusive husband, before he stabbed the youngest son to death. the lawyer has changed several times records have been lost, eight years later he still hasn't been tried. their eldest son is now in prison for injurying his father in a shooting. >> he killed my son.
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both of the cases are extreme, but they are not unique. sometimes life and death. al jazeera, johannesburg. >> the trial that is right out of a movie, the good fella in court, for one of the most infamous crimes in this nation's history.
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>> i've been asked to keep my voice down cause we are so close to the isil position >> who is in charge, and are they going to be held to accout? >> but know we're following the research team into the fire >> they're learning how to
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practice democracy... >> ...just seen tear gas being thrown... >> ...glad sombody care about us man... >> several human workers were kidnapped... >> this is what's left of the hospital >> is a crime that's under reported... >> what do you think... >> we're making history right now... >> al jazeera america >> these people have decided that today they will be arrested. >> i know that i'm being surveilled. >> people are not getting the care that they need. >> this is a crime against humanity. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> hands up... >> don't shoot. >> what do we want? >> justice. >> when do we want it? >> now. >> explosions going on... we're not quite sure - >> is that an i.e.d.? >> "faultlines". al jazeera america's award-winning investigative series. monday, 10:00 eastern. on al jazeera america.
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richer today, after buyinglot into the diet business. winfrey as you know has struggled rather pucklily with her weight. she bought a 10% stake in weight watchers international on monday the companies shares soared on the news. it is a robbery made famous by the movie good fellas. now near think 30 years after $6 million worth of cash and jewels were stolen, from new york's busiest airport, the trial of a notorious gangster is underway. am al jazeera has more on the accusations he is facing. >> it is the organized crime creper these are the guys that jimmy put together for what turned out to be the biggest height in american history. >> that's the 1990 movie version, the actual heist went down back in 1978.
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there was a hold up of historic proportions. >> , when a dang of armed robbers made out with $5 million of cash, and jewelry from an airline cargo building in new york's kennedy airport. >> authorities aren't saying much more than that believe this to be the largest robbery in merge history. >> monday, neaterly 40 years later, back then, they found an empty black van but they never found the loot. and mafia code of violence according to author and former reporter. who covered the mob for decades. >> but almost from the start, they knew who did it, and how it was done. the problem was getting actually finding them and convicting them. >> but cracks in that one sacred code have led to his
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day in court. witnesses against him include several former mobsters even his cousin, now cooperating with the government. monday they called him a danster through and through, a man who lived a long life of crime. >> there were a lot of snitches. people started owning up, they were getting -- they say dropping a dime and the fb, and i the police were getting a lot of drop dimes on who was involved. >> the defense team called the government witnesses untrust west think turn coats. one a liar always a liar. among other crimes he is accused of helping strangle a suspected informant to death with a dog clang in 1969. his partner there that murder
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the master mind of the height plays by robert din anywhere row in good fellas the real one dies in prison. >> most of the people involved in the case have been -- either were killed bumped off or have died natural deaths so he is one of the last survivors so longevity did him in. >> bumped off, okay, there is proof today that the force is strong. for the new star wars film crams some websites overnight. >> nothing will stand in our way. i will finish what you started. >> wow. >> the new trailer for star wars the force awakens debuted last night, hours earlier advance tickets went up for sale, but many fans had a hard time getting them. several theater websites theater sites crashed
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overwhelmed by the crush of orders that's all of our type. the news continues this is al jazeera. hello there. this is the news hour. live from london, coming up. >> palestinian pros test against israel's security clamp down, as violence continues in the occupied west bank. the u.n. general secretary has been meeting the israeli prime minister we will have the latest from jerusalem. china's president addressing britain's parliament on the first day of his visit. >>