>> monster storm. mexico is getting hammered by record breaking hurricane patricia. the storm expected to leave widespread damage in its wake. fighting i.s.i.l. >> we've now heard from rescued hostages. they expected to be execute they'd day. >> secretary of defense ash carter on this week's mission to
rescue dozens of prisoners. >> they cut off my fingers. >> the disturbing reason people are practicing witchcraft in africa. and protests turn violent. college students clash with police, in south africa. even after the country's president agreed to their demands for no increase in tuition. >> this is al jazeera america, good evening, antonio mora has the evening off. i'm sheila macvicar. president obama says american disaster experts are in mexico as the country takes a direct hit from a potentially
catastrophic hurricane patricia. the category 5 storm has weakened but still packing winds of 165 miles per hour. churning up surf and bringing drenching rain to coastal areas. officials are scrambling to evacuate tens of thousands of locals and visitors. the storm is making eye landfall over coastal resorts. destructive winds extend 175 miles from the eye of the hurricane. meteorologist nicole mitchell is here with the latest on the storm's track. mnicole. >> quickly as its intensified over land, we'll see it lose intensity pretty fast. now down to 160 miles per hour but still a cat 5 storm.
it is getting less organized as it moves over land. the cat 5 winds only extended a few miles across, and the hurricane force winds 60 miles side the side. doesn't have as large of a wind field but where it is is going to be a buzz saw of damage right next to that eye and around this has had enough momentum to push up the storm surge. rain is something we're concerned with. we have the different watches and warnings up right along the coastline as this continues to push in the water and as it hits in the mountainous terrain it will bring up more of that. eight to 12 inches but in the mountains close to two feet, landslides mudslides not out of the question. the mountains will benefit the united states, that will shred the rest of the storm apart.
but we've got rainfall already interacting causing problems for texas. a little addition from patricia is going to cause more of those flooding concerns for the southern united states. back to you. >> thanks so much nicole. john holman joins us from guadalajara me mexico about 200 miles inland. what are you hearing about the impact so far john? >> we've been talking to people from the government's agencies, that are there in those affected areas. they say that they're already seeing electricity poles being ripped out, trees being ripped out of the earth and roofs being lifted off of buildings. that's what they have so far. there's a limit to what they can actually see because they are also battening down the hatches they are inside the buildings and they say once the storm has properly passed the area they will be able to go out and see what damage has sort of wreaked
from the surrounding community. the storm struck earlier today and now in shelters, tourists and people from the villages around the area. >> you know there was so little time to prepare for this storm. do authorities think that they were really ready? >> reporter: well yes, there wasn't very much time at all to prepare for this storm. but mexico is quite used to having storms strike in hurricane season, especially on that pacific coast so there is a fair amount of practice, there is a government agency called civil protection that are fairly good at this and of course they have had help from international agencies like the red cross in dealing with this. they said they did manage to get a lot of people into the shelters. they've got food, they've got blankets in those shelters. there are 3,000 troops net state of jalisco who are going to have their work cut out not just now
but in the coming days when the damage comes clear that it has caused. >> john holman, in guadalajara, thank you so much for your report. >> you have got equipment and material in mexico. how many preparation is or how well have you been able to prepare for this? >> well as you mentioned it did sneak up pretty quickly on folks. but we have been tracking this all day. and americare does pretty good positioning supplies all around the world and some of the supplies are already in mexico helping the first wave. so the first thing that they may need are actually just basic supplies, toothbrush soap diapers, things you sort of leave your house and forget to take with you. we're actually deploying an emergency response team first
thing tomorrow morning. when we get to mexico we'll figure out with local partners what are the greatest needs and our warehouse he around the world are ready to ship millionl supplies and medicines. >> treat ripped up other kind of debris. what kind of difficulty are you expecting? >> we don't really know until the storm passes and we'll get people on the ground that can assess the situation. we've dealt with this with disasters, americare has been handling emergency response for 30 years and nepal is one of the recent examples where similarly you have a lot of blockages of roads and so forth. we found a way with local likers liking into areas that we need to deliver medicines, we'll work with helicopters, and other ways to bring supplies that we need. >> we do know this is a monster storm, you compared it to
typhoon haiyan that did so much devastation to the philippines just a couple of years ago. what is your assessment of your organization and your fellow ngos? >> a lot of people have already been evacuated. that's the good thing. millions of people are in the path of the storm. so we recognize that not everyone is going to get out of harm's way and that's why it's essential for us to first assess with local partners what the needs are and we'll then bring in the medical supplies if there are traumatic injuries that require surgeries we have medical supplies that have been donated from our 200 appearance we can bring in. similarly we can bring in medicines, some of them are going to be everyday medicines heart medicine or diabetes medicine that people have had displaced, hospitals will potentially lose their supplies if there is significant flooding or power outages.
we help restore those medicines and that's what we're prepared to do. >> we know a storm like this isn't one single event but an event that keeps happening over a long period of time. we know that part of mexico is a very poor part of mexico. people live in very flimsy accommodations. what kind of impacts will we see, do you think, going forward? we already know there's some difficulty with power there. what kind of difficulties do we see that will go on for weeks, months, perhaps a year or more? >> you're going to see power outages, significant flooding and that has definitely a long term impact. you also have the potential for things to come up after a disaster like this which could be anything from lung conditions that could develop because of the damp situations, to skin rashes and things of that nature. so from americare's perspective the things we're going to do is provide medical supplies and so forth to bridge that gap. but the longer term there's
going to need to be significant rebuilding and one of the things we do when we assess it, we don't know exactly how we can respond in the long term but we stay. building back clinics so they're stronger and more resilient to future events like this. because we want to make sure in the future we can hopefully build back better. >> jud selkowitz, thank you. >> thank you. >> the pentagon has identified the soldier who was killed in iraq. josh wa wheeler, assigned to fort bragg. the first american to die in iraq in the almost four years since u.s. combat operations ended there. jamie mcintire has the story. >> ash carter made no apologies,
the u.s. combat role in iraq supposedly ended four years ago. >> whether we find opportunities to do things that will effectively prosecute the campaign, we're going to do that. this is an example of a case where we could do something, we alone had the capability to do that i'm absolutely prepared to do that. >> the american special operations forces were supposed to simply helicopter the peshmerga troops to a i.s.i.l. run compound flee near kirkuk ad rescue i.s.i.l.'s captives. >> the vicinity of the affected area where we believed the hostages were and the kurdish peshmerga fought their way up to the wall that was around this compound. the american special forces personnel who were advising and assisting, the their role was to
stay back by the helicopter and wait for operation to finish. >> secretary carter said when master sergeant joshua wheeler and his special forces saw the peshmerga were pinned down unable to advance they sprang to action. >> he ran to the sound of the guns and stood up and all the indications are it was his action he and that of one of his teammates that protected those who were involved in breaching the compound and made the mission a success. it wasn't part of the plan. but it was something that he did. and i'm immensely proud that he did that. >> with u.s. pilots flying thousands of missions in the skies over iraq and syria and thousands of u.s. advisors on the ground in iraq carter essentially warned the american public to brace for more deaths. even though u.s. combat role is supposedly over. >> we do not have combat formations there the way we had once upon a time in iraq, or the way we have had in years past in
afghanistan. but we do have people who are in harm's way. >> secretary carter argued the peshmerga rescue mission was not a resumption of ground combat in iraq. he compared it to a u.s. commando raid in syria back in may in which the u.s. captured al qaeda leader arve abu saef as wife. in combat raids, u.s. forces may not just assist but accompany iraqi forces. jamie mcintire, pennington. deadly violence happened in the eastern city of benghazi. as many as seven rockets hit a rally against a united nations proposal to form a unity government. libya is currently split between national army forces and an
alliance of islamist fighters and former gadhafi rebels. secretary of state john kerry meets with leaders this weekend, trying to find an end to the violence between israelis and palestinians. there was a pause in jerusalem, israeli government lifted age restrictions for muslim worshipers at the al-aqsa mosque. the age restrictions are a major point of differences between the two sides. but it was a different scene in many parts of the occupied west bank where activists called for another day of rage. sporadic crashes between demonstrators and the israeli army broke out across the regi region. al jazeera april karl penhall
shows us what it's like. >> a message in a bottle, that monthly off the cocktail a vow of no surrender. the response from israeli soldiers. with that kind of fire power it drives the protestors back and firing multiple rounds they cannot withstand it. here on the highway that once led from bethlehem to jerusalem young palestinians have been battling for weeks. >> translator: i'm sending a clear message to my enemy that i am his enemy. i'm not afraid even if they use live ammunition. we are fighting for palestine. he says. firing stones, ducking rubber bullets, their prime target is the israeli occupation. but the protests also signal a
changing of the guard. this younger generation is shrugging offer the old leadership of the palestinian authority. they're blaming it for corruption, for public services and above all for failing to negotiate an independent home land for israel. we hope the palestinian authority will wake up and change how it treats its own people. what the youth is doing is a personal effort to launch an uprising. we will not negotiate with the occupation he says. away from the clashes i put those complaints to hanan a ashrowi. >> they are quite used because their leap has not delivered.
>> the peace accords signed in the 1990s. this is ooh a monument to confrontation not peace. places twice as high as the berlin wall. leila chalid who hijacked airliners for the palestinian cause. a influence generation joining that fight. also in the shadow of the wall, ida refugee camp. it was supposed to be a temporary shelter for thousands of palestinians who fled or forced from their homes when the state of israel was created this 1948. yet most were born in the camp. they won't leave unless a comprehensive deal is half erd out. he was born here. everything that's happening now
is giving us hope. this is the result of the injustice, the evil and the oppression. this has been going on for years, we're locked in chains and surrounded on all sides, he says. a few hundred yards away, protests rage on. with you palestinian downed by life ammunition from an israeli soldier. others, stand their ground. the mujahideen need to have strong faith and prepared to meet their god. we did not come to watch this occupier or to play. they have stolen our lands and our holy places and we will take them back by any means necessary with stones or with bullets he says. that victory may still be far off for these young palestinians. but perhaps new leaders and fresh solutions can emerge from the fog of their revolt.
karl penhall, al jazeera, bethlehem in the occupied west bank. >> an israeli human rights group released disturbing video slowing israeli soldiers beating an unarmed palestinian man. the 25-year-old was work flg a storage room when clashes between palestinians and israeli soldiers broke out. then soldiers ran towards him beating and kicking him for seven minutes as he lies on the floor. he says they accused him of throwing stones but he insisted he was working. after recounting his story to a judge and providing witnesses and the security video to corroborate he was released. the israeli military says it is looking into the incident. world leaders meet to discuss the fate of syria. how civilians fell victim to the continued violence while talks about a political solution got underway in vienna.
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from russia, saudi arabia and turkey. as barnaby phillips reports. >> it would have been a very interesting conversation between the foreign ministers of russia, the united states, turkey and saudi arabia, all four absolute key players in the syrian disaster, all four militarily involved to different levels. and of course, the russians have really put themselves at the center there, with a very bold and decisive intervention in syria. although of course an intervention that has caused a great deal of mistrust and suspicion among the other three foreign ministers who were meeting around the table. at the end of it all well it's constructive of course that they did manage to speak for several hours and john kerry's remarks were relatively upbeat. he said it was a productive
constructive meeting. the saudi foreign minister less positive i suppose, said that on this crucial issue the future of president assad, the syrian leader and where he would stand in a transition, they had not been able to reach agreement. and how many times have we heard that throughout the last four disastrous years of war in syria? >> al jazeera's barnaby phillips reporting from vienna. civilians and children are among the two dozen people reported killed today in russian air strikes. near the town of tablisi near homs. sevehoms. in eastern dutta near damascus, three were killed. since the russian air campaign started three weeks ago, three military facilities have been
hit. al jazeera's omar al saleh has more. >> russian attack air crafts targeted in the town, were rescuing to rescue victims of an area russian air strike in the northern province of aleppo on tuesday. they said they were appealing to people to leave because jets were still circling overhead before this happened. rescuers say the rockets was fired from a russian aircraft. activist and medical staff say russian jets have hit losses and clinics before. >> they probably don't do it deliberately but they don't really care. if they have a target they think they need to hit they are not worried about the collateral damage and they're not using as many of their precision guided weapons because they're so expensive. there's no doubt about the fact that they are allowing their
aircraft to hit ha the hospitale because they are trying to accomplish other objectives to hit fear in the heart of the resistance and hitting the hospital he and killing innocent civilians is something they have been doing really since they became involved. >> russia denies what i calls a fake accusation. syrian and russian jets were controlling the sky over homs on friday targeting a number of villages in the northern country side. activists say the town of tablisi was hit. reported to be in a fierce fight in areas north of homs. opposition fighters say they have killed a commander of a pro-government group. syria state news agencies say government agencies have made gains in homs, clearing a number
of villages in the northern country side, also struck aleppo's southern country side, forcing their occupants to escape. also attacked was the province of raqqa a stronghold of islamic state of iraq and the levant. i.s.i.l.'s media center published pictures it says shows the results of air strikes which killed a number of people. omar al saleh, al jazeera. on monday we'll speak with former secretary anders, he what he thinks is needed to defeat the group. new details revealed about a school sword attack in sweden, who investigators say the attacker was targeting. also as voters in argentina get ready to head to the polls to choose a new president we'll take a look at what the future of the country look likes as the 12 year reign of the kirchners
a prosecutor says the plain clothes police officer who shot and killed a man on a south florida highway never identified himself as a police officer. corey jones jr. said he was waiting for a tow truck. when jones confronted him and the officer opened fire. a former irs official was accused of bias against conservative and tea party groups applying for tax exempt status. investigators found inertia and poor judgment but no inappropriate motives. a federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit against the nsa, judge said he dismissed the case because he said there was no
proof the nsa had been collec collectings information on the plaintiffs, plaintiffs included wikipedia, neavment amnesty international. >> 50,000 migrants have entered slovenia since leas sat. last saturday. the prime minister says his country cannot handle such large numbers of people. al jazeera robin forester walker reports. >> reporter: another leg for another thousand or so refugees, another ending ordeal. >> we are suffering from vision. >> ali from iraq wanted to make one thing clear. he isn't here by choice. >> i'm not running from my
country, i love my country. but we are running. >> these are the latest refugees to arrive in slovenia and the numbers keep on coming. that is a burden slovenia says it cannot bear without eu money, manpower, and mutual agreement. slovenian police have released this video showing the croatian authorities leading refugees towards an illegal border crossing. slovenia's prime minister is frustrated. >> they send people to us in an uncontrolled way. they do not tell us where they will send those people. they just push them through border unexpectedly. sometimes they're not very good condition and this is very hard then for us. >> with the prime minister's visit efficiency returns to the
camp on friday. transport laid on for them to continue their journey towards the austrian border. but there the system failed again. no more buses so down came a fence. the uncontrolled exodus continues. robert forester walker, al jazeera, slovenia. >> thursday's deadly school attack, two dead, two more jishedinjured, a racist terrorie attack. the sword wielding attacker wore a nazi helmet and a darth vader mask. the attacker died in the hospital after being shot by police. at least 43 people were killed in southern france when a bus carrying a group of senior
citizens crashed. it happened whether the bus collided with a truck when passing through a town. both vehicles burst into flames, the truck driver and his three-year-old son were among those killed. on sunday people in argentina will go to the polls to pick a successor to president cristina kirchner. there are six candidates vying for the spot. in context tonight, al jazeera daniel schweimler takes a look at who voters have a choice between. >> this is the capital of buenos aires, it is all over now to allow the electorate time to reflect as to who they want to lead them over the next four years. ahead in the opinion poll was daniel fioli, a former champion power boat racer. he's the current governor of
buenos aires province, promising to continue strong control of the state economy in his own style. main rival is the wealthy businessmabusinessman mauricio . according to the polls, former massa has only a short chance of success. but where his support lies could prove vital. there are three other candidates for the presidency. none of whom the polls suggest has sufficient support to take them far. and the major choices are daniel sioli offering much the same with a few changes. the kirchner model he feels has served the country well since
2003, or a fresher approach by the mayor of buenos aires, and going to a second flownd november iround innovember if ny majority on sunday. several key issues concerning the elec electorate. >> crime especially drug related crime is on the rise. we have what is called stackflation, stagnation and inflation, corruption is an issue. >> president cristina kirchner will leave after eight years in office with high approval ratings. however, many believe the economy is in a mess and it's time for change. argentina is a country divided and on sunday must choose one from the six on offer. daniel schweimler, al jazeera,
buenos aires. >> joining us from buenos aires, welcome to al jazeera. what is the biggest issue on the minds of the voters as they go to the polls this weekend? >> well, sheila that's a good question. first of all what anyone would like to know is whether we're going to be calling a new president on sunday night or monday, or if we're going to have to wait until november 22nd to see who's the next president of the country. right now, the polls don't seem to agree, even though daniel sioli seems to be the clear front runner. we don't know if mauricio magry will get close to him or whether sioli will be the winner on sunday. >> sioli appears to be the heir apparent to the kirchners.
with the economy in such bad shape why is he doing so well? >> well a lot of people here, they are very, very loyal to the are parones party. and what's surprising even though this is obviously cristina's heir apparent, more fest appealing to the lower class not as parones as the middle classes, seems to distance himself from her party. just yesterday he said woe raise the economic floor from 50,000 0 pesos to 30 thousand pesos,000 .
>> mr. macry, how successful has he been in terms of tackling those issues and tackling the issues that are basically the hangover of the kirchner years? >> well, i would say that mauricio macray was doing better in the last few months. in the last few weeks according to the polls it's been dropping slightly but still dropping and that could be a headache for him. that is why he is so desperately now trying to appeal to the middle class too and he has even gone so far as to say he's willing to keep a lot of cristina kirchner's economic policies in place, like the universal child allowance, he is willing to keep because it's so popular. when you see what his strategy is like he's been trying to recover that, trying to get as
close to sioli, to make sure he gets to a second round. he's not been very successful in explaining how he's planning to tackle things like inflation or the restrictions on the dollar for example. his answer he seem to be somewhat vague and he hasn't even announced who his economy minister is going to be. so this is going to be something that is not helping him very much only two days before going to the polls. >> this year marks 12 years of the role of the kirchners. what do you think their legacy will be? >> well, it's a good question. clearly, the people in argentina they are very divided over the kirchner era. i would say half of the country believes this is the best thing that could lap to argentina and the other half says this is worst thing that could happen
after the 2001 crisis. i believe cristina and nestor specifically are going to be remembered as reformers. some of the things they did very well, some of the things they still get a lot of criticism. however i believe that especially nestor is going to be remembered as somebody who brought a lot of positive changes to the country. cristina is going to be different. she managed to polarize the population, right, a year after being elected she managed to polarize society and it's been getting worse ever since. so i'm not sure that history is going to be as kind to her as it's going to be with her husband. however, if you look at her, some of her economic policies, i would say that at least when it comes to the economy people are going to be fond of some of her most popular measures. >> adrian bono thank you so
>> south africa's president has given in toot demands of protesters and has dropped plans to increase college tuition fees. the announcement comes a day after thousands of university students tried to storm buildings in the nation's capital. activates say that's not enough, calling for free college education for everyone. more from al jazeera april famida miller in pretoria. >> a student at johannesburg university, part of the protest to demand scrapping of liking of fees. part of a generation that may not be able to afford aing college education. >> you know one of your friends or all of your friends might not be here. it doesn't sit very well with you.
>> protestors, to the building the country's seat of power where president jacob zuma met with protesters, where situation quickly turned ugly. >> the past was so peaceful. right now, students are very angry and now the government. >> reporter: after hours of negotiations finally word from the president. >> on the matter at hand, we agreed that there will be a zero increase of university fees in 2016. >> news of the agreement trickled through. police started dispersing students using stun grenades and
tear gas. students are angry. >> they started to shoot us with our hands up. we didn't know why they wanted to. but they sprayed us with tear gas anyway. >> i feel it's very depressing because we have parents who have children but they're shooting anyway. >> the short term solution, equal education still the ultimate goal. famida miller, al jazeera, pretoria. clashed with police in the country's are capital, brazeville. the change would give president the chance to win another term in office. police have cleared the streets as protests have called but opposition leaders say they fear
for their lives. >> we need to find a solution to this problem. >> the president has not yet decided if he will run for a third term. he also argues that changes to the constitution will strengthen the poor and opposition rights. but many don't believe that. a father trying to sell his albino son. in tanzania, in tonight's off the radar report al jazeera am catherine soy explains the disturbing connection it has to politics. >> braw >> barack is still getting used to his prosthetic arm. his hand was cut off earlier this year to be used for
witchcraft. they first cut off my fingers he tells me then my forearm which was very painful. his sister was also brought to this safe house. their friend hamadi lost his arm in 2013 and miriam helps care for them. she suffered the same fate a few years ago, both of her arms cut off by a man she knew. >> when i see barack, it really hurts me to see what's happening to us. >> 33,000 people living here, some people believe using albino body parts, killed or maimed since last year, the government outlawed witchcraft last january
and want politicians to outlaw their use. human rights most attacks people living with albinism, neighboring attacks in countries. she says it's not just elections in tanzania. we're talking about in africa in general. the united nations has documented 25 countries where atrocities are being committed in africa. >> in the suburb of tanzania's coastal area, her 14-year-old
daughter living with albinism had just been killed. >> they tried to behead her. >> these are her other two daughters. she worries about them. but they're safe. many other children like them still live with people who have refused to let go of a practice that is now outlawed. catherine soy, al jazeera. >> experiencing what we eat in a journey from start to finish. we'll take you inside the world's first the food museum next.
>> now our global view segment, with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. the advertisements of oman, the complexity of alliances there test the old adage of the enemy of my enemy is my friend. testing putin in syria. it says neither the u.s. nor anyone else, russia's actions are bolstering i.s.i.l. and other anti-assad rebels, the neuldnewzealand herald, par evee
prime minister, hund o hundredsf deported prisoners from australia, migrants at detention centers in the south pacific and is expected to ask new zealand to take some in. tomorrow is national food day. the goal this year is to promote a greener or more environmentally friendly diet. the world's first museum of food in london does that and more. al jazeera's jessica baldwin takes us on a tour. >> reporter: on the big screen where the food you eat goes. >> the muscles in your esophagus constrict in a wave like manner. >> a voice guides you in a path a pill takes from the esophagus to the stomach and beyond. >> so much caught up in the value and the expense of the things that they're holding that they become very precious about it. what i like at this museum you
feel inspired about food, inspired about what they can create, and go away on their own food adventures. much more enabling, much more lively. >> the chocolate, same chocolate listening to four different evocative sound scapes. notes the visitors take documenting their chocolate experience will be tabulated and analyzed. >> it had school noises and various characters from characters which resonated from my childhood and it was totally bitter, i don't know if that means anything. snapshots of what it's like at the table. one by winston churchill and a christmas menu designed by nazi prisoners. >> a medium of sharing our food experiences, to curry favor with our friends and appear to be cool. in the past they did it in different ways. they would put on very leap
feasts. >> the museum is passionate about education. they want people to know and understand where our food comes from. and that includes boourt flies,, they are the undervalued pollinator. the museum is hoping the exhibit will plant ideas in people's lives about how we get what we eat and the importance of preserving food. jessica baldwin, al jazeera, london. world indigenous games in brazil, a lavish ceremony is underway in the city of palmas, hosting the groups participating in the games. showcasing, sports from spear tossing to soccer.
al jazeera's virginia lopez. >> not only you won't be seeing the traditional competitive site that olympic games might have but also there's a strong emphasis on the indigenous people exchanging a lot of ideas on solving problems like alcoholism and prostitution, cultural manifestations and dance he and tradition. people here are very excited. president dilma rousseff will be appearing, but overall, as far as china and russia, to come together and exchange ideas and again to showcase their cultural manifestations to the world. >> virginia lopez reporting in palmas brazil, thank you. a statue of len onis now a monument to darth vader.
city of odessa moved to destroy the statue, a local artist came across this plan to attract star wars fans around the world. thank for watching. watching. >> on "america tonight," learning lessons. arizona faces a barren landscape of teacherless classrooms. >> arizona is not producing enough teachers because of the low pay. >> "america tonight's" loirnlingsz on thlori janeglihal districts will go. and also a league o