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this is al jazeera america. here are today's top stories. brussels on a high terror alert. the subways are shut down and people are being warned to stay home. new details, gunmen who stormed the radisson blu hotel in mali carefully timed their attack for maximum carnage. a pentagon study shows certain prescription drugs taken by service men and women may
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contribute to dramatic developing-- developing dramatic distress disorder. >> translation: he was a mother's boy. he loved his mum dearly. he is going to be dearly missed the family of a cleveland boy shot and killed by police prepared to mark one year since his death a terror alert is bihar liesing brussels. a serious imminent attack raising the alert to maximum. police and soldiers are patrolling the streets of belgium's capital. people have been told to stay home. >> reporter: belgian soldiers now patrol where once were the police. the people woke for a security
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level not seen for a decade. the pt in contact with his chief through the early hours called a special session of his cabinet on saturday morning to brief his ministers. the p.m. did not reveal the exact nature of the danger, but urged the public to avoid crowded places. >> translation: the analysis of the situation leads us to identify particular locations. we believe shopping malls, events, demonstrations and transport are the main targets. the whole of the brussels region has gone over to enhanced threat level four. >> reporter: all four of brussels main underground metro lines have been shut in response to the raised threat level. people are to switch to over ground alternatives. it is a city on inch. people have-- edge. people are used to seeing the police and army on the streets the last few days. the closure of the metro ramped that up to a whole new level.
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it is the weekend so the disruption is less than it could have been. on friday, a third brussels man was charged with terrorism offences connected to the paris attacks. a security alert was raised after raiding this address connected to that suspect in the district of molenbeek. weapons was discovered. prosecutors are denying reports that explosives were also found. this witness wouldn't give his name but saw it unfold. >> translation: it began around 6 p.m. and went on until midnight. dozens of police came from all directions. they shut off all the roads. i cooperate see much, but i saw them go in. they had a robot too in the corner catch an over there. -- café over there. this man is the main focus salah abdeslam, who escapped capture and on the run. he is described highly dangerous and believed to be hiding
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somewhere in brussels. despite the rain, people are refusing to be afraid. >> translation: i think that we have just learned to live with it and we can't stop living because of the security measures >> if they blocked the metros, there must be a reason for it. we're worried about everything. >> reporter: the security forces have been under intense pressure ever since the paris attacks. now the public too are seeing an feeling the effects turkish police have arrested three men believed to be tied to the paris attacks. among them are belgian of moroccon suspect who was arrested in turkey. authorities also arrested two syrians on a highway near that hotel. it is believed they were sent by i.s.i.l. to secure passage for the belgians into syria.
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can you explain to us what the mood on the street is like today? gentleman we're still a little more than a week after these attacks abdomen although people around the world has seen pictures-- and although people around the world has seen pictures from paris, people are still dealing with a lot of raw emotions. there's vigils like this all across this neighborhood just behind me going for, perhaps, another mile behind me where people visit the sites. they talk with friends, with family. they light candles. there is also a defiance and conversations about, perhaps, what could have been done better by the government and what the government should do now. take a look at this report.
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>> translation: united in grief and celebration. people continue to pay their respects at more than half dozen vigils looking for community and support and solidarity. this sign says we are united. just around the corner signs of a new reality, constant surveillance, relief for some, concern for those who prize freedom above all else. having in 1984 type of world, which nobody wants, vulnerability is going to exist. everyone can potentially be a victim >> state of emergency is a good thing. it is necessary, but we have to take into account other things too >> reporter: there is a feeling of raw emotion here, but day after day you're starting to hear a wider range of opinions as people come out to express
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themselves. up until now there has been little criticism of the government. the support for the hundreds of police raids and the bombing campaign in syria. some expect more from their leaders >> i want the police be stronger and go where they know they are. now we really want the government and europe to act so our young children are not in sights. >> reporter: anger that could be fuelled by political division in days to come. many at the vigils expressed support for the government. such expressions are the normal, but such unity may be short-lived as the french start to question their leaders. >> today we don't is a lot of questions about the reason why this happened once again in france last week. this will come in a few days or in a few weeks.
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>> reporter: for now the national anthem is sung on many a street corner. their patriotism is being tested. the beginnings of conversations that may lead to froefts when the state of-- protests when the state of emergency is no longer in effect here in a few months. that's what we're seeing here. they're well aware of what is happening in belgian right now and there's several places here in france that they really feel this state of emergency. there's a city just about an hour's drive south of paris that ask on lock down. there's a curfew in one neighborhood that started on friday and ends on monday. people are seeing what this looks like, to feel the threat of further attacks. some want such security and some
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are wondering if this is what paris needs. the head of the water authority says only sort high level personnel can be close to some of the locations where some of the water is treated in paris and has added more chlorine to the water supply. this is a precaution, but it shows you that there are officials now trying to take extra steps to make sure people are calm and think that they're doing everything they can to avoid attacks on infrastructure and on public spaces i have to ask, do the french people support their government's response to those attacks, the stepped up efforts in syria and now mali? >> reporter: so far most of the people we've spoken to have said they think they have to take such action to root out terrorism. i asked one man how it compared to the u.s. attacking afghanistan after 911 and he
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said it's similar and they support it overall, those attacks after 911 in the u.s. that was different in iraq. he said he wouldn't support a war on attack, but right now they are in syria and north iraq and we need to make sure their bases are taken out. he said also in mali that's a place where the french have security issues that they need to be part of. they've been there since 2013. he did say that it also put french people at risk on their own soil. so far as the french people in general are willing to take that risk because they think there's a greater risk not to do anything. it's questionable for all french people agreeing with that, but it is a sentiment you hear thank you for that from paris. the activist group anonymous says it has uncovered information about planned attacks on i.s.i.l.
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an event is among the reported targets. the f.b.i. addressed the threat today saying "while we take all threats seriously, we do not have specific or credible information of an attack at this time. we have, however, made the proper notifications as we continue to work closely with our law enforcement and private sector partners to keep our community safe". new details are emerging about yesterday's deadly attack on a hotel in mali. the attackers struck just as the security teams were changing shifts catching them by surprise. >> reporter: shaken and still in shock, survivors walked back into the hotel where they were taken hostage. they're here to pick up their belongings. inside the remains of the carnage. the smell of gun pout hangs in the poured-- powder. a delegate at a conference on renewable energy hid in her room
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for hours praying that she wouldn't die. >> translation: i was in the room. i tried to hide under my bed. i was so scared. >> reporter: 170 people were held hostage before the building was stormed shooting the attackers dead. at the local hospital scores are still being treated for wounds. whilst forensic experts continue to identify the dead, many of them foreign workers. mali's president declared a ten-day state of emergency and three days of national mourning. >> translation: no city is safe, not paris, moscow, we're all at risk. it's affecting all of us. >> reporter: this is the worst attack bamako has experienced and yesterday 24 hours after this attack, it's almost as if bamako is back to normal. survivors are picking up their
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luggage from the hotel and going home. meanwhile, the investigation continues. security forces are after three suspects on the run. al-mourabitoun used twitter to claim responsibility for the attack. the government wouldn't confirm this. eyewitness say the attackers spoke perfect english suggesting they may not be malian but from neighbouring countries. >> translation: i was hiding in my room and i felt reassured when i heard people speaking the malian language. i knew it was safe to come out. >> reporter: this attack is a severe blow to a country that is desperately seeking foreign invest. investors are likely to stay and mali can ill afford to see them go joining us now is andrew lepovich, a student in african
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histo history. thank you so much for joining us this evening. >> thank you al-qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attacks in mali. has the government been able to confirm that the group is actually behind the tragic events that unfolded yesterday? >> the attack was claimed at least for now by al-mourabitoun in cooperation with al-qaeda. the government has so far said that they can't confirm this. they're waiting for further confirmation for a more official statement so that we can know more about the attack the incident in mali came a week after the attacks in paris. have authorities been able to draw a link between the two? >> the authorities haven't. certainly that has been the subject of speculation among journalists and observers. my own personal opinion is that it's too early to say. an attack of this nature would have been planned for a longer period of time.
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it would be surprising if in was simply in reaction to paris or planned and put together after the paris attack. again, it's a bit too early to say at this point mali is said to be a hot spot for insurgence. what are these groups, what are they fighting for? >> there are different groups in different coalitions of groups. some armed groups fighting for independence or political autonomy, others really fighting on behalf of their communities and then, of course, there are different jih acres dist groups to one extent or another fighting against the against and also the implementation of their interpretation of islamic law. as we saw during the occupation of northern mali in 2012. it's a complicated and often confusing militant scene in mali why do you think the media has spot lighted paris rather
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than mali and cameroon? >> i think for whatever the reasons, when people have closer connections, many more americans in particular know paris, know of paris or have been there, so that makes some sense that people would pay more attention to paris. i think what is important in this scenario is not only that we shine a spotlight on violence elsewhere and on political problems elsewhere, pay attention to them, but also to treat them seriously one of the reasons i caution against necessarily drawing a link with paris before we know more is that if we do so we might lose sight of some of the issues that are impacting mali today and fuelling some of this violence. if we move quickly to assume that they're part of a global terrorist environment or linked directly to paris. that's why i caution that we keep in mind the international context, but also pay closer attention to the local context
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in mali earlier in the news cast we mentioned that this group anonymous, that they are saying that more attacks are planned across the globe tomorrow. any reason to believe that what they're saying is credible? >> certainly since the paris attacks and even before authorities across the world, in particular, in europe and the united states, have been increasingly concerned about the risk of terrorist attacks. i think to that extent many people believe there to be a credible threat. i don't see any reason for now to think that's necessarily, but non-months-- aanonymous has more or better information than the government, but people out in the world are concerned about a heightened terrorist threat thank you very much for your insight. >> thank you very much russian president putin want a stepped up global effort in
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the fight against terrorism. he is calling for a coordinated worldwide response after six russians were killed in yesterday's attack in mali. it also follows the downing of that russian airliner over egypt by i.s.i.l. meanwhile moscow released new footage from the air strike in syria this week as putin called for a new phase in their operations there. in cameroon suicide attacks were believed to have been carried out by boko haram. people blue themselves up. the tuna-- blew themselves up. cameroon has contributed to the nearly nine thousand strong regional force led by nigeria to fight the rebels. for israeli jews injured, one victim is a 13-year-old girl. police are looking for the
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attacker. oaf the past two months 17 israelis have been killed by palestinians, most of them by stabbing. israeli meanwhile has killed more than 80 palestinians. still ahead a scare in the sky in chickago as crews fire in the hancock building. what can be contributing to post-traumatic stress disorder in military men and women after they return from war. the results of a new pentagon study claims to have found a possible link. in the next hour, a deeper look at the rebirth of activism. how the current wave of student protests are shaping the way some colleges operate.
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one police officer suffered smoke inhalation when a fire broke out in hancock tower. flames shot out on the 50th floor. the building wasn't evacuated. they were told to stay inside their unit unless they had smoke issues. a study released by the pentagon finds that there may be a link between drugs prescribed for adhd and post-traumatic stress disorder in men and women in the military >> reporter: the sample size is pretty large. the pentagon had access to information on 26,000 soldiers. these soldiers did not have ptsd at the start of the study and over the course of the research period from 2001 to 2008 about
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100 were described drugs. what the study seems to show is that those who were prescribed drugs to treat adhd were five times more likely to be toe diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. correlation does not mean causation and that's what the study couldn't really show. it couldn't show that the drugs caused ptsd. researcher tried to control for a variety of things, social economic, demographic, other health factors but more research will be needed for any real conclusion can be make-upped. the fact of the matter is, is that the majority of people diagnosed with permission to refer to notes, # not objecting did-- post-traumatic stress disorder did not take any medication like such director of clinical research at mount sinai hospital. thank you so much for joining
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us. researchers analysed the data of nearly 26,000 service members of the do you think that there's enough information in that study gathered that can conclude that military personnel and adhd ran a higher risk of ptsd? >> it's an interesting study that they have been doing before 911. it's a study that before ptsd had become a hot topic, they had been looking into this and because it's such a massive and interesting study, i think everybody is looking at this one, but this is actually a substudy the original larger study. this is one little question that branched off re off that larger thing about who gets post-traumatic stress disorder and who doesn't. 28,000 were culled off a larger number. if you looked at the people that had post-traumatic stress disorder and prescription stimulants and the cross over between the two, it was 20 people.
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we're talking about a number that is - a denominator is large 26,000, but a numb rater that is so small you can't draw much does the study prove anything? >> no. not definitively. you wouldn't change policy relying to it. it raises a question about what we might want to do a good study that asks questions about just stimulants and ptsd and does a proceed specktive rigorous version of this study much better for the men and women who are taking these medications, should they be concerned? >> i think it is something to look at, whether these stimulant get you where you want to go. any time you're taking these medications and you can prone to psychiatric exposures like pstd from the battle field, you have to look at that and think whether you might be able to get
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out of the whole pharmaco system. we don't know enough about whether there is an important link do you think that they're being misprescribed to some service members? >> i think there's a general sense in the medical community that they are being over prescribed to everybody. that's a general feeling that everybody has. i think it would be hard to say that there is not that problem, probably in the military population as well. i don't know that it's any different in the military population a recent report shed light on a drug called captigon. that is used by i.s.i.l. fighters in syria and iraq. it is said to increase focus. what does that tell you? >> interesting. very interesting. an interesting drug. it is actually a combination of two different things. it's an amphetamine, which will increase your heart rate and
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concentration, make you stay away for longer, also make you prone to hallucinations, psychosis and getting loopy. on the other hand there's a combination here with a caffein derivative. it pushes further along the don't go to sleep kind of effect that you would see with any kind of an nodoz does it give you some sort of insight into the state of mind of these people? >> it's not uncommon, even in professional sports we see performance-enhancing drugs in the form of stimulants usually. the degree to which this is something everybody thinks of as a potential performance enhancer is telling. it's not nearly the performance enhancer that some people think it is we've heard the term superhuman powers >> exactly. when you get to taxic doses of
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certain amphetamines, when you get to high doses you can get to what look like superhuman scenarios where people don't feel pain. when you get to those levels, those are not people who can be controlled on a battle field or anywhere else. it's hard to imagine anybody who is in a position of authority or supervisorsry over sight looking at a battle field group wanting them to be on these drugs. if you get to that position where you're superhuman, you're also super out of control very interesting. thank you so much for your insight. >> thank you still ahead the grandfather of a cleve land teen shot and killed by police is demanding justice nearly one year after his death. >> taken a life when you didn't know what was going on there are calls to slow down the flow of syrian refugees to the u.s. that's not stopping one group from moving ahead with plans to
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welcome back. here is a look at the top stories. brussels is understand a maximum terror alert level. the belgian p.m. says the threat is serious and imminent. soldiers and police are patrolling the streets of the capital. subways are closed. police raided an participate in brussels and found cash and
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weapons. belgian has been the focus. police in turkey arrested three men suspected of aiding in the attacks. a belgian man is suspected of scouting the locations, while two syrian men are believed to have tried to help him travel back to syria. survivors are returning to the site of yesterday's hostage situation in mali. a witness said the attackers caught the guards by surprise during a shift change before they opened fire killing one guard and injuring three others. tomorrow marks one year since the shooting of a 12 yeared by cleve land by police. he mistook a pellet gun as a real gun. authorities are still trying to investigate whether charges should be filed. >> reporter: there is a church behind us going on for the family of this child.
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they spent this day looking back fondly on this young boy and also with frustration as to why this case is still not resolved. inside this recreation center where 12-year-old boy was playing a year ago just before he died, his family and friends and total strangers gathered to light candle $, to pray, to pass out stones that they were going to a garden that they called the butter fly project and to remember timir. >> he was a mother's boy. he loved his mum dearly and he is going to be dearly missed. >> reporter: outside the center where an officer shot him within two seconds of pulling up, the mood was much, much colder. >> there are certain people that need to pay for what they did. they need to pay. they need to pay and with their lives because you had no business taking a life when you didn't know what was going on
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>> reporter: the family is furious that a year on there is still no resolution from a grand jury. they claim the prosecutor seemed on their side in the beginning, but that has since changed. >> the prosecutor's behaviour has been very strange anderer erratic. he has engaged in conduct that known prosecutor wrote if they're seeking justice for victims. >> reporter: the prosecutor whos announced the results of three experts who have all test tied to the-- test tied to the-- testifieked to the jury that it triaz credible. >> it appears to be designed to get the public in accepting an injustice >> reporter: the prosecutor is being asked to remove them self from the case. that's all they can do besides grieve for the child. >> reporter: the family many hold another church service tomorrow morning followed by a candle light vigil in the night.
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they will march to the prosecutor's office on monday which they have a policy are you hearing of protests tomorrow? >> we have not heard of any specific protests. the family don't want to go down that road. they want to get through the grand jury process as quickly as possible. they pointed out where a case of a grand jury came out within weeks. why is it going on for over a year now. that's their big question thank you for that. the paris attacks led the law makesers to block refugees from entering the country. the biggest vulnerability is the waiver program.
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at least 19 million visitors in every year >> reporter: compare the programs. on the one hand the obama administration wants to admit 10,000 syrian refugees in a process that takes a year and a half to two years. on the other the visa waiver program. it admits 20 million visitors to the u.s. annually without getting so much as a visa. >> re the visa waiver program has many more people going through it, millions. it takes virtually no time as opposed to 18 to 24 months and there's much less vetting. we need to tighten up that program. >> reporter: democrats on cap toll you hill and some republican say they want improvements. >> there are five thousand foreign fighters who come from these countries for which we have a visa waiver arrangement. that's a huge risk. >> reporter: the program lets citizens of more than three dozen countries, including
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france, australia and japan, travel to the u.s. for 90 days, no visa necessary. >> this program is important to the business community and the tourism industry. i have supported it, but i also believe it is the soft underbelly of our national security policies. >> reporter: senate says millions of people are let into the u.s. with little examination. she is proposing any will traverse to syria and iraq in the last five years of getting a visa waiver. they can still travel, but on a traditional visa. it requires that all applicants provide fingerprints and photos and making sure passports contain an electronic chip. for the last five years american passports have contained an e chip. >> they can ring up this passport which has my fingerprints and my actual photo. this prevents in passport from
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being tampered with. >> reporter: a former top homeland official says the changes may sound good, but they're complicated. >> we haven't been able to come with you with a way to put information technology in the path of a traveller without disrupting flow of airport. we will ask airports doing a similar process the move to block syrian refugees from entering the u.s. has not stopped agencies working to help them. al jazeera reporting from newjersey >> reporter: for this man finding refuge-- refuge has brought safety. >> translation: my children are going to school in the park, i
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have income, health insurance. >> reporter: he is worried that other families fleeing the war in syria won't have the same chance to rebuild their lives. that's because new jeer see governor said on a radio show this week he won't let any more syrian refugees in. >> what if they were orphans under five. wichlt ecould come up with many scenarios, we need appropriate vetting. i don't think orphans are going to be decided at this point >> reporter: at a service caseworkers are going ahead with their plans to welcome more people >> we have a cuban family of four and a syrian family tew seven >> reporter: that's seven syrian refugees expected in new jeer see at the end of this month. - jersey. >> we have not received any new information from the department of state. the department of state is the
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administration of the federal government that administers this refugee program. we have not received any information from them. so until then it's going to be business as usual >> reporter: in a letter to president obama, governor christie warned he is directing the department not to participate in the resettlement of any syrian refugees. aid organizations like church world service get more federal than state funding, but a cut in state support could mean a cut in english classes, medical check ups or port for job training. church world service is looking to people in the community to step in >> the community has already offered their support in terms of financial, political as far as reaching out to the leaders to let them know that we want to keep accepting syrians into the community and items, household items, shoes, clothes >> reporter: nearly 80 syrian refugees have resettled here this year, 20 of them here in the city. with governors across the country joining chris christie
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tea want to stop more refugees from coming, the future for these refugees are uncertain >> reporter: a family were rerouted from indiana where it was unable for them to settle there >> >> if you believe in god, it's the morally correct thing to do gentleman the state department said that the fed cal government chooses whether to admit refugees. it is unclear how much power states have to stop resettlement in their states. as this man and his family find the way in his country he is calling all americans to open their hearts to syrians like them. >> translation: it's a humanitarian question more than a refugee question. all doors are now shut to syrians. -
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active visits were protesting in front of the state house. -- activists. >> you must open the doors to refugees who are seeking sanctuary charlie backacher said he wasn't interested in having refugees there. since then backacher has declined to sign a letter from other governors asking president obama to suspend resettlement efforts. the governor now believes that the city has a recall. muslims in italy reacted to the paris attacks to denounce terrorism. they say islam will not be blamed for the violence. they condemned the paris attacks saying those responsible for the nent could not be considered muslims.
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checks are being placed on the borders. >> reporter: by now pretty much everyone has had their say on the significance of paris except the refugees. here they were some 700 lined up in the freezing rain on slovenia's border with austria. theyual know about paris, and they all despise i.s.i.l. >> translation: we are with every culture, we are from your peoples. we say thanks for everyone who helped us. we are against the terrorist and we hate them. >> reporter: with european leaders now admitting their own borders leak like an old bucket, it is being claimed that one of the paris attackers could have made this journey before the autumn started, hiding behind everybody else on a false passport. even if so many of the people here patently pose no threats,
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absolutely nothing can be taken for granted any more. >> reporter: all it took was one syrian passport left on the ground in paris, one fingerprint from one of the attackers which proved that he came through greece and had made in crossing and that has changed absolutely everything for every single one of these people because now the authorities aren't only trying to prove on whether or not they're legitimate refugees; they're also trying to prove whether or not they're part of the i.s.i.l. so saturday marks day one of the new security regime. countries like slovenia will have to do a lot more joined up thinking with the european police agency urapole. yet security specialists think criminal gangs will still find ways around the borders if there's money in if >> some will find the loopholes in the fence or the smuggers who know how to transfer into austria first or italy.
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the route will stop slightly and some of the migrants will go through the sea to italy or they should use the old way of ukraine and russia. >> reporter: having been fingerprinted already on the border of croatia and slovenia, once they cross over austria they disappear into the tents here. the numbers have been increased. ten thousand people pass through here on thursday alone. in security terms, the walls of fortress europe are looking far too easy to breach bangladesh has executed two men for war crimes committed during the 1971 war. the two opposition leaders were hanged simultaneously, a move likely to draw a likely reaction from atheir supporters of the forces have been deployed across the country after calls for a general strike and proceed pest.
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the charges against the men include torture, genocide and religious persecution of minorities. leaders are meeting this week to discuss trade and human rights. president obama is also atte attending the sum its where he is expected to discuss interests in the south china sea. >> reporter: the leaders of ten countries that make up the association of south-east asian nation known as asian had gathered to take about trade. the recent attacks in frank, egypt and lebanon dominated the summit >> our countries are in mourning. we all share in this grief. the perpetrators of this cowardly and bar baric acts do not represent any race, religion or creed, nor should we allow them to claim to do so.
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they are terrorists and should be confronted as such. >> reporter: after the official welcome it was down to business and signing agreements that will change the lives of millions. the convention against trafficking in persons, especially women and children, the asian block had been worried about an increase in people fleeing from conflict areas and heading towards countries like malaysia. it says it wants to stop those who profit from people trafficking. these are mass graves of people who have fled from persecution in myanmar and other south asian countries. they were found in the jungles of malaysia and thailand this year. many here saytc eling the issue of human trafficking must be a priority, but signing a piece of paper is one thing. implementing is a larger challenge. >> it's certainly a very important statement of commitment by countries in the region and yes, it does need now to be built upon with the appropriate mechanisms of a regional and national level.
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>> reporter: the status has been up dated. that paved the way for pal asia to participate in the agreement. president obama was here to strengthen that economic agreement with his regional allies. he also underlined the country's commitment to continue talking to china despite territorial disputes in the south china sea u we talk about the south chine sea and this will be a major topic. the united states is not a claimant but does strongly believe in the need to apply rule of law and international norms to the resolution of march time-- maritime disputes. asian has taken a common position on that and we looked forward to working with them to ensure that those basic rules apply >> reporter: the asian community has made it clear that it will stick to the agenda and keep trade talks a priority, but
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with president obama making reference to tensions in the south china sea it's hard for leaders to gather here to ignore the issue still ahead the super bug problem, why antibiotics are not helping to stop the knewest strains of back tear yeah-- newest strains of bacteria.
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a new super bug.
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>> reporter: the world is heading towards a post a warning from the health organization. bacteria is getting stronger, so strong it can fight off the drugs that used to stop it. >> if current trends continue, things such as organ transplantation, joint replacement, cancer therapy and care of pre term infants will become difficult or too dangerous to undertake >> reporter: a new mutation in the bacteria that makes it resistible, including the strongest antibiotic. this mutation known as mcr 1 has
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another alarming power. it can transfer its super strength to a range of bacteria, including e. coli and the germs that cause pneumonia. >> the time it comes into one country it could be a global event. we can see a problem in china in hours. within a plane fright that can arise in america and other countries as well >> reporter: these dangerous super bugs are because of antibiotic abuse. low doses are fed to pigs to fatten them up >> the more we use antibiotics, the more we use them. each time we take an antibiotic, the bacteria that live on the bodies are more likely to become resistant. >> reporter: about 700,000 people die a year by super bugs.
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the number will jump to 10 million by 2050. officials worldwide are lobing to-- lobbying for these antibiotics to be used less a look at what is coming up in the next hour >> reporter: we're going to take a look at the search for the most wanted man in the world, also donald trump using suicide bombers in france to push his agenda to crack down on migrants here in america. more controversial statements from donald trump made this morning. plus the protest of a student sparked a series of demonstrations nationwide. today we will look at campus activism around the country sometime ahead this hour-- still ahead this hour the first snow storm of the season hits the mid-west causing one driver to lose control.
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kevin up with the weather >> reporter: we will see more snow from chickago. it is the temperatures that go below freezing. down in the texas pan handle. more on that when we return. return.
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chicago's airport was
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forced to cancel 350 flights today. fewer than six inches of snow are seen at this part. other parts of the west are seeing the impact of winter storms with 17 inches of snow falling. an iowa woman is recovering after she went into a creek. she was driving near des moines when the accident happened. it took them about ten minute to pull the driver to safety. here now with the weather. >> reporter: we are looking at still a lot of wort to talk about for this evening. i want to tell you quickly what is happening here because you did mention the cancellations. if it with wasn't cancelled you're talking about a five-hour delay. that's how long the rest of the flights are taking to get into any chicago or out of chicago. for the last 4 to 48 hours, this snow storm was back here in the
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west. i want to show you here in south dakota, what the weather wag looking like. almost white-out conditions across the area. bringing drives to a standstill. no chance of melting up across that particular area. what we can expect to see over the next day or so is the big problem is going to be across the michigan. you can see here winter storm warnings in effect all the way from detroit down to parts of indiana. more snow to fall. temperatures cold in that area, but the wind chill, chicago is feeling more like nine degrees there. tomorrow chicago will be waking up to about 22 degrees, but the snow threat is going to be up here towards the great lakes and onto ontario through the west of
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the weekend. for chicago you you will be warming up over the next couple of days. it is going to be freezing thank you very much. the news continues now this is jails. brussels a city on edge tonight. in the u.s. the killings in france prompt a bill that could conflict the tourism industry in america. plus it was a year ago when a cleaveland police officer shot and killed a 12-year-old while he was playing with a toy gun. the family says they're still looking for justice. a deeper look at

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