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about but certain they have found the tomb of queen nephratiti. plus the holiday signal the season at giving. a call tonight to look being charitiable a year-round pledge. tonight police are increasing patrols at planned parenthood around the country. it follows a deadly shooting at a clinic yesterday. three people died there including a police officer. jim hooley is there. what are we learning tonight about the shooter? >> reporter: we're just getting reports here tonight of a no confirmation that the shooter when he was taken into custody yesterday told police no more
baby parts. no confirmation of that. the clinic is located here behind me. the investigation is still underway here. tonight we're told it could take days and we hear from some of the victims of the shooting. >> reporter: when the shooting began, black friday shoppers nearby the clinic scrambled for safety he was in front of me and he was aiming at me and i just hit the gas. he started shooting and i was looking at his face. i think i had ten seconds, five to ten second to look at him to try to remember who he was and why he was doing that or whatever, and then the shots came through the glass. i started bleeding. the city of colorado springs is in mourning today. we're in mourning over the death of three people, including one
very brave police officer. >> reporter: the mayor said police are not speculating on a motive for the shooting. saturday officials interviewed people who new the suspect. 57-year-old robert lewis deer. had spent decades in north and south corolina. he has a history of brushes with the law including a peeping tom complaint in his home state. earlier today a vigil was held at a down town church for the victims. planned parenthood officials say they remain to committed to their cause. activists will keep being active because we believe that all people deserve the right to this freedom. what happened yesterday was a terrible crime, resulting in a terrible tragedy and we will never forget it. >> reporter: the president on twitter commenting. he issued a statement of
condolence to the family saying we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our treats to people who have no business wielding them period. enough is enough. police and the state patrols saal uted the procession. the police officer was a native of melrose. he was a tremendous athlete. >> reporter: the siege began just before noon friday. he entered the clinic in open fire. beyond the three dead, nine people were wounded, including five police officers. he gave up to police after holding them at bay for almost five hours. he is being held without bond. >> reporter: the suspect dear is now due in court here monday we understand that no-one
with planneded parenthood or at least no-one from the staff was injured in the shooting yesterday; start? >> reporter: that's correct. we have nine people injured altogether. we understand all those people are doing well. some have been released from the hospital already. of course, five police officers injured too and they are doing fine tonight as well the question of motive. we will hear more about that in the coming days we assume. thank you for that. in a matter of hours the national security agency ends collection of phone data of americans as after 11.59 eastern tonight. the government will be required to obtain a court order to monitor anyone. more on the changes from washington. >> reporter: he was called a traitor, leading u.s. political figures called for his murder and he was forced into exile in russia but his actions in
disclosing the bedth of the u.s. government surveillance of people has brought an end to the collection of american phone records. we know that the dragnet failed to disrupt even one terror plot and a federal court has declared it unconstitutional. it isn't completelying ending das acollection, especially when so many calls are made over the internet. international calls will still be, but internet communications are collected and because so much of american's internet connections going overseas they will continue to get poles >> reporter: only those in the u.s. have some protection from the constitution. as far as washington is concerned, everyone else is fair game. the responsibility of their own governments. they're often cooperating with the u.s. in the surveillance of their citizens.
moreover, it was revivalith more than phone. the n.s.a.'s ability to search everything a user does on the internet or collection of 200 million text messages every day what is going to shut down is just a fraction of what the n.s.a. does. otherwise people are probably still expanding mass surveillance all around the world. >> reporter: since the recent attacks in paris, some u.s. politicians are again talking of expanding surveillance. snowden is being used as a scapegoat. there's no evidence that the attackers used the internet to plan their attacks. action has been taken and there has been some inform. given the see crescent see of-- secresy of the n.s.a., we will not knoche how much has changed turkey's president has
expressed sadness about the shooting down of the russian jet. that hasn't stopped vladimir putin to sign less from them. sanctions are likely to worsen the stand off between the two nations. one of the airman was shot to death after par chuting. a russian marine was also killed when he attempted to rescue the surviving airman. erdogan says he is open to talking to putin when the two meet at the climate change summit. in syria fighters opposed to bashar al-assad claiming to have taken over villages. media claims assad's army took back land from i.s.i.l. just east of aleppo. more on the battle for the strategic region. >> reporter: syrian rebels on the offensive marred by divisions and short of weapons
they are advancing on the city of aleppo. many factions have established a joint command center. this video appears to show them attacking government military in southern aleppo. the armed group is taking part in the offensive. its fighters made a significant control. syrian rebels say government forces are backed by thousands of fighters from iran, iraq and hezbollah. it's a strategic of syrian army is to cut the highways, not to take over aleppo. aleppo as a city, i think is still divided and they have to go to the eastern side. >> reporter: behind these mountains is another major front line. government troops have been shelling these areas which were recently captured by turk men fighters. these mountains overlook the
city of latakia. one of bashar al-assad's strong holds. his troops backed by russian planes are trying to secure the area. as the fighting continues near the border with turkey, there are growing fears of regional conflict. the russians and iran are staunch allies of bashar al-assad. while the turks, western and gulf nations, insist the syrian president must go. >> reporter: they believe the russians use effect against i.s.i.l. as cover to increase bashar al-assad's chances of staying in power. i.s.i.l. can only be defeated if bashar al-assad steps aside air strikes against i.s.i.l. targets in syria brought hundreds of demonstrates to the streets of london. they want the government to vote against british bombardments.
>> reporter: outside downing street the first of what organisers say will be a tidal wave of protest. for now the crowds are modest, but as the government props for votes on air strikes next wednesday. these protestors want their say. in my lifetime i have not seen violence. i don't think we accept it in our families or workplace, between and a man and ace dog nor parents and children. why are we condemn plating the idea that violence is the solution to this. we certainly should be tackling i.s.i.s., but the way of doing it is not to go and bomb them which is what they want and which will dignify their position. it is stop trying to stifle the money going to them. >> reporter: it is suggested that the government has to clear strategy. 14 years of bombings in afghanistan, iraq and now
happening in the middle east only threatens to inflame tensions even further and bring more blood shed to europe's streets. >> reporter: on thursday the british prime minister launched a campaign of his own to persuade law makers of the need for air strikes of the british bombers have been hitting i.s.i.l. targets in iraq since last year. we shouldn't be content without sourcing our security to our allies. if we believe that action can help protect us, then with our allies we should be part of that action, not standing aside from it. >> reporter: two years ago david cameron wanted to launch air strikes to syrian president bashar al-assad. that vote was defeated. but after the attacks in paris, france has been assembling a coalition of the willing to destroy i.s.i.l. seen by many as posing a more direct threat to national security. this was the scene in 2003 when a different british government led by the former prime minister
tony bla >> translation: r wanted to invade iraq. it was the biggest protest in british history against a war many saw as illegal. today the prime minister says air strikes are needed for self-defence. a growing number of people believe him. despite this opposition, it's a vote the british government thinks it can win turkish police fired water canyons and tear gas on crowds protesting the shooting of a kurdish lawyer. thousands took to the streets after the prominent lawyer and activist was shot in the head in south east turkey. he was speaking to reporters when he was attacked. two officers were killed, 11 people wounded in a shoot out between the gunmen and police. turkey's prime minister has vowed to punt down the perpetrators. france has placed 24 climate
change activists under house arrest. authorities say the activists were planning a violent protest for monday's global change summit in paris. there are several who are demanding the release of the activists. protests are banned in france because of the november 13 incident. francois hollande is scheduled to meet with his chinese counterpart tomorrow in beijing. a topic likely to be discussed china's role in the fight against i.s.i.l. al jazeera's adrian brown has more from beijing. >> reporter: common ahas pledged its support to the international coalition against i.s.i.l., but this has created a difficult position for china because in the past its policy has always been one of non-inter feernence in the internal affairs of other countries. after the killing of chinese citizens in mali and syria, the question is what can and will china do.
more and more chinese are now going to places like europe and north america making them just as vulnerable as everybody else. so president francois hollande will be keen to know what president xi jinping is thinking right now. china's support is important because china, of course, is a permanent member of the u.n. security council. analysts say that china's decision to port the coalition is a pretext for it to attack extremist groups in the ethnic muslim community in the far western province of chingang. by chang the collision now it is also able to serve its own interests map while, residents of beijing and surrounding areas are being told to stay in doors due to hazardous levels of air pollution. this smog with high levels of harmful polluteants is meant to last until wednesday. it is a heavy mix of pollution
and bad weather conditions. vat can officials confirm pope francis will go to the republic during his first tour of africa. today he blessed thousands of the faithful gathered for an outdoor mass. more on the pope's tour from malcolm webb. >> reporter: tens of thousands gathered to meet pope francis around the shrine in the capital. 130 years ago some of the first christians were killed here for their faith. they're now known as marytrs. >> translation: dear brothers and sisters, this is the legacy which you have received from the uganda matryr lives marked by
the power of the holy spirit, lives witness to the gospel of jesus christ. >> reporter: he held a mass and spoke of turning hate into love. from argentina he was the first non-european pope in 130 years. he is seen as i achampion of the poor. that resonates here where most are religious and most are jobless. across town a crowd of thousands of young people steadily gathered for his next venue. people came from all over uganda i feel good. i wanted to be here to be blessed. i want to also meet, to be here. >> reporter: there is a much needed business opportunity for many. people selling food and drinks and all kinds of religious par
fern alia, many different items printed with pope francis, caps, badges, posters. it's fair to say these are selling very well. when he finally arrived people couldn't get close enough. some had been waiting hours to hear his message. the excitement of seeing a man they love was a highlight. everybody is happy. happy, happy. >> reporter: malcolm webb last year more than 350 billion dollars was donated by americans to charity. up next, a deeper look at the need for even more money this year and later a drastic change in poll numbers in the race for the republican nomination.
seen that charity giving is on the rise. while the spirit of the season makes people more generous, organizations that rely on donations say giving needs to be year round. >> reporter: it's the unofficial kick-off of the holiday shopping season. black friday named that way because most retailers it's a chance to get out of the red and turn a profit. cyber monday. as the buying phren zy starts, it is a period to give as well. hashtag giving tuesday a campaign launched three years ago to encarpooling charity around the globe. at this time of the year people is more sensitive and it is easy to help them to understand or realise all the
needs that is surrounding us. >> reporter: many organizations rely on the holidays to fund activities year round. for the salvation army it's like 144 million dollars was brought in last season a biggest funds that we utilise throughout the year for our services. it is very, very important. >> reporter: the campaign is in its 125th year and clues some innovative approaches, like this texas kettle cattle drive i think it's a fun way to remind people that our kettles are out there and they're part of christmas, part of the season this room will be transformed into a restaurant dining experience. >> reporter: at the first baptist church in new york city, thanksgiving dinners are served banquet style we want people to sit around and talk to each other. we don't want to rush them
through their meal and we want them to feel acknowledged, that they are being served. >> reporter: long with the food comes a message, to keep giving we think it's great that people around thanksgiving, around christmas, would say, hey, i think i want to volunteer and do some things, but here we do that all year round >> reporter: with the charitable giving in the rise for the past two years, the first time since the erecession many are banking on the cheer lasting past december joining us now in the studio, an executive director of the new york city coalition against hung anger and the director of marketing and communications at the children's aid society. before we've talk about charitible giving during the holiday system, i want to give you an opportunity to address what you consider to be a core problem which is there's too much focus on charitable giving
and not enough on a massive restructure of government to help people. we certainly hope people contribute, but your viewsers to understand it is not going to save problems which faces 48 million americans unless we return to the government polls that worked and ensured there was an adequate safety net. we urge people not only to donate but also advocate let's talk about hunger in new york city specifically. can you give us a rough estimate of the amount of money that is currently being spent to deal with the problem of hunger and what you call food insecurity. right now in new york city there are 1.4 million americans living here and half a million children that live in homes that can't afford food. half the adults who are food insecure are working what is food insecurity it is a term my mother
we hope more billion airs donate to us, but they're not to anti poverty organizations are the cairns aid society, you have to compete with a whole raft of charitiable causes, all through the year, but especially at this time of year. how do you persuade them to donate to you as opposed to some arts organization we're fortunate to have a lot of loyal contributor. we have been around for 160 years, providing services to the highest needs neighborhoods in new york city. we invite them to come out to some of our sites and see some of our people, to visit with some of these young people who are - they're living in poverty but through no fault of their own. they just happen to be born into a poor family and their families are struggling.
provide you made a comment about the effort to reduce government assistance for charitable causes. on the theory that american needs to go back to the way it used to be when people depended on their neighbour is, on their religious institutions for help as opposed to looking to the government which some in government say is a crutch that is harmful that's what they say, but they're hypocrites. they are increasing corporate welfare to their campaign donors and supporters while cutting aid to poor people. they're against government who don't donate to them or vote for them. they're spending more money than ever have supporting the wealthiest in society by giving them tax breaks. it's about pushing people who don't support them. let's be real moving to this thought, the giving u.s. a foundation which tracks donations.
set giving hit a decade high in 2014. an estimated 358.388 billion dollars what given to challenge in the calendar year 2014. that beat the all time high in 2007 which was 355.17 billion. of course, that was right before the recession. 2014 was also the fifth year in a row that saw an flees in giving. most of the money 258.5 billion given by individuals, 54 billion by foundations, 28 billion bequeathed in wills and almost 18 billion came from corporations. the wall street journal recently focused on oxpham to target donors when they feel generous. it is teaming up with exad, a people that can send mobile based ads. when you're shopping at your local mall or standing in a shopping line, an ad will be
not going to voluntarily donate a lot of their income to poor people. that's why we have taxes. the top tax rate was 94%. now it's 37% and people call obama a socialist. i'm looking for fairness because we ended hunger in the 70s with more jobs we almost ended hunger in the 70s? what is the metric you'ring?
reported that we almost ended hunger. we know it works. we're doing the reverse what reversed the trend some snichlt america was sold on uncoordinated unfunded charities could do the work of government. every kitchen and food bank provides 1/20th of the safety net. if we raise the wage $1 that would give off the charitable in america the money for the food that was purchased for the breakfast programs, for the after school meals, that money was going to grocers, transporters, agr >> translation: business. what do you think that - you would have heard some push back from them to their republican friends to say you're taking money - not only taking food outth mouths but also our pocket. you have heard it.
it is said that the snap program, the food stamps program, is one of the best economic stimulus we have. every dollar spent on snap makes money. if it wasn't business support for this program, it would have been slarnd even more known says anything about that the republicans are talking about how too many people are getting benefits. it is their policies that wreck the economy, so i have to laugh when they're complaining about giving life preservers to the drowning there was some discussion or someone was saying about the hope for year round giving. what is your organization doing to encourage not just holiday giving but consistent giving throughout the 12 months of the year?
>> lead paint... plaster that is falling... rodent infestation. >> if it was your own children, you'd have the money to take care of it. >> who does the buck stop with? turning too the 2016 presidential election. donald trump taking a beating in some of the latest polls which shows him dropping 12 points in less than a week, but the republican presidential candidate leads the pack about 31% and almost half in front of
republican ben carson who is picking up 15%. another tied with. donald trump is reframing some of the statements that may have cost him support. he is backing away from his claim that he saw thousands of muslims in the city cheering to the 911 attacks. trump is now saying the celebrations were most by muslims worldwide. i didn't think it was a big statement. everybody admits worldwide the muslims were absolutely going wild trump also counter reports that his rallies are getting rougher. he urged his audience to be polite and not hurt a heckler who was escorted out. another canned dated bush minimum geld with fans today.
it was before the egg bowl in stockville. next week he returns to mississipi for a fund raiser. ben carson is wrapping up in jordan. after visiting one camp he said he did not find many there who want to come to the u.s. carson also reity raid his belief that-- reiterated that america should not receive any syrian refugees. he called for arab countries to take in more refugees, over four million are already in jordan, turkey and lebanon. carson visit comes as he is trying to strengthen his foreign policy kre deny shalls. between creek and refugees-- police responded with stun grenades and tear gas today
after the group searchd towards police lines and threw rocks. refugees have been stranded there for days because officials are only allowing syrians, iraqis and foaf begans to pass into europe. soldiers are busy building a metal fence to keep them out. the world's refugees with be discussed at the summit. >> reporter: spring turned to summer and autumn to winter and still they haven't stopped. through all weather on this university of missouri rail trip. the e.u. has all year been accused of doing too little to make the journey less dangerous. while european leaders were full of sympathy when the body of the three-year-old was shall washed up on the beach, their main preoccupation has been to stop refugees coming from turkey to greece at all. suddenly a plan is on the table. the german as usual in the
driving seat presenting this as an attempt at regaining control. i think it is not a fair solution to induce people to risk their lives and the lives of their children in crossing the sea or going on the balkan route on the trek, but i think we have to offer perspective for legal entry into the european union but at the same time improving the situation of refugees in nurture turkey. >> reporter: germany has for years taken in turkish migrant workers. the deal means it may have to take in a lot more. as well as a sped up entry process to the e.u., turkey is demanding visa free access to europe for its 75 million people. suddenly for turkey the refugee crisis is an opportunity. turkey has been trying to join the european union since before president berlin wall came down in 1989. for all that time gem knee has blocked it on the fact that its
human rights record is not good enough. all the tubings issishing on the wind because the european union paid turkey to keep the refugees out. given the description of refugees to be economic migrants, that sound hypocrite cal for the union to take. the union is ready to give up rights. its own values, why the european union actually exists and it is doing this on the back of the most vulnerable people, refugees. so more than three billion dollars will be found and given to turkey for more camps and presumably more barbed wire. it will constitute a life for the refugees, perhaps not, but clearly europe's new fences haven't worked so they're
pushing them towards turkey and iraq the image of the drowned toddler sparked out rage. some members of his family have received some good news. the aunt of the three-year-old said the boy's umping and his family will be resettled in canada. they plan to accept 2 # 5 thousand refugees but says it will take longer to bring them in that have been originally planned. there are few people in history who single handedly changed the course of the future. albert einstein was one of them that come up next. the three thousand year old university of missouri of where queen afratiti was burden.
exciting news out of egypt on the queen nefertiti. they say they're 90% certain they have found her tomb. it is in the same area of tootankarmin. they have announced the results of radar images taken inside. they reveal hidden passages an chambers within the 3300 year old mausoleum. the apparent presence of
closed doors. on the west wall heading to a storeroom queen nefertiti was famed for her beauty. she died in the 14th century bc. it has been 100 years since albert igne tine presented his-- einstein presented his theory of general relativity. it included light gravity and time. it also paved the way for modern technology. >> reporter: einstein's theory of general relativity came 10 years after his more limited but famous e equals mc squared. it added the force of gravity to the equation and predicted how it can bend light and alter the passage of time. this has been widely observed by space telescopes and has allowed phycisit that more than a
quarter of the universe is made out of black matter. black matter is not enough to produce that extortion. you need extra mass. that mass is dark matter and the analysis of dark matter comes because of einstein predicted this effect. thanks to that effect we can quantify how much dark matter there is in the universe >> reporter: his equations are also the basis of global positioning technology found in smart phones and used widely for navigation. the einstein museum houses or technologies, including this compass still used on ships. the equations presented by einstein in 1915 changed noefr our understanding of the physical world, from the effect of light and passing of time to the existence of black holes. it was also the beginning of a period that would see him become a super star, one of the most
well-known thinkers of the 20th century. after initially supporting their development, einstein later campaigned against nuclear weapons. he was also a vocal supporter of human and civil rights. those were topics which really moved many people all over the world and he had credit ability, he had-- crediblity, he had the pop star looks, loss his personality. i don't think that he intended to be a pop star, but he really fitted perfectly well into this need for a pop star. >> reporter: einstein's theories also had a philosophical side, one he often expressed in the tens of thousands personal letters he wrote. if everybody realised the things we do are a permanent part of the universe from that moment on, attests maybe everybody would treat people
better and trying to make a mark on the universe that they were print-out off >> reporter: whine stein also challenged those around him to try each day to comprehend a little of the mysteries of eternity, of life and of the structure of reality. the important thing, he said, is to never stop questioning a crime thought to be a thing of the past is back. coming up, cattle rustling and what it has to do with the meth epidemic.
flash floods remain across the country. so far four people have died because of the dangerous weather. some areas have reported more than a half foot of rain. the weather system is producing freezing rain in oklahoma. nearly 80,000 people remain without power because of drowned trees and power lines. a storm warning in oklahoma has been extended to sunday. cattle rustling, a crime most associated with the days of the wild wild west, but you will be surprised to know it is back alive and well in oklahoma. lawn enforcement officials say it is helping meth users fund their addictions.
>> reporter: if your car gets stolen in oklahoma, you call the police. if your cow gets stolen, you call this man, chief agent jerry flowers. you know, cattle rustling has been around since moby dick. >> reporter: flowers tracks outlaws on the plains. we're going to go up and meet with this rancher. >> reporter: while cattle rustling may sound like an old fashion elide crime, experts say the low risk and big rewards make it easy for criminals to pull off. cattle rustlers hit this man's property this year. i've got 20 head of cattle missing >> reporter: at a thousand dollars a head, the thrives drove away with nearly 20 grand
of property. they're probably sitting on the feed lot somewhere. they may have been sold half a dozen time since they were stolen >> reporter: he is not the only one who has been hit. everybody here up here. >> reporter: draught has pushed cattle prices through the roof. the state cattle man association estimates that in oklahoma alone cattle rustling has cost the industry nearly three million dollars in the last two years. it has got to the point where you can't sling a data cat here and when you get up in this part of the country there seems to be more and more true >> reporter: this old west crime has a new modern twist. i can say that probably better than 70% of the people that we arrest are associated somehow with the illegal use of narcotics. the only way to really describe what the meth situation is in oklahoma is to call it an
epidemic. >> reporter: mark woodward is with the department of narcotics and dangerous drugs. for them to get money through identity theft, cattle rustling, stealing copper off of construction sites, a power saw out of a back of a pick up truck. they will go to extraordinary lengths to feed their addiction. >> reporter: all you need is a little bit of feed and they will follow you any ware. load them in a trailer and in 15 minutes you're gone you're missing 10 mother cows? reporter: john says rustlers his property as well costing him $23,000. that's where i saw the tracks. i didn't realise they were missing until we gathered them up. these tracks look like they came through the gate and circled around. they actually backed in over on the east side.
>> reporter: flowers believes the threats are related. we've got a criminal conspiracy between all of these individuals. >> reporter: cattle cops like flowers are now working about 300 cases a year tracking about 3,000 stolen cows. in a good year, they recover about half, but the cost goes beyond the ranch. the cost to the farmer who lost them, the court costs, costs the state of oklahoma for my investigators to spend days and weeks during the investigations. who ultimately winds up having to pay that? it's your consumers. >> reporter: according to the u.s. da, the price of beef has almost doubled since 2009. these farmers stand at the intersection of beef, meth and the man athat has the horse shoe moustache. we're going to continue
here thank you for joining us. i will be back at 11 eastern, 8 pacific. america tonight is next and you can keep up on aljazeera.com. youth came from. >> a political fire storm. tens of thousands of children from central america showed up on the border trying to enter the united states alone. >> you can't send your children up here and let them stay. >> the obama administration took unprecedented measures to keep them out. on to honduras where violence is still forcpe