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federal resources. we are continuing to work closely with our partners here. these resources are being applied for a number of reasons. i'll give you an example. we flew in a team from washington to do some reenactment, reconstruction of the crime scene, we have continued collecting evidence, and are continuing to collect evidence at the multiple scenes. we are going to fly evidence back to washington, d.c. today on a plane because we want expeditious analysis of that evidence. as far as the digital media that was asked about earlier, it is incredibly important, because we are trying to determine the motive. we do not yet know the motive. [ changing captioners ] irresponsible of me, and it would be way foo early
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on motive, any questions. >> why is the motive so important to the fbi. >> have you found any information that says who did this and the name of religion or -- the part of a larger group, and a larger plot? or maybe was planning a different attack, and got tipped off, the decide. >> again, if you look at the obvious amount of preplanning the amount of arments that he had, the weapons and the ammunition, there was obviously a mission here. we do not know why. we don't know if this was an intended target, or something that triggered him to do this immediately. >> was he in touch with subjects in international subjects? overseas by phone or social media? >> international subjects we
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are still working through that. we know there was some international travel, they came into is u.s. both he and his -- she was not his wife at the time, but she is now. their both came into the u.s. in july of 2014. they have since had a baby together. he is a u.s. person. she is still here on a k one visa. >> do you have it is international travel could be connected in any way? >> we don't know. it is certainly something we will look into very very carefully. >> specific things he had with terrorism subjects -- >> i didn't hear you. >> can you tell us about any communication with terrorism subjects that the fbi has been investigating. >> we are still working through that, that goes through the pace of the information, i want to make sure we are corrected before we put that out. >> the united states, the fbi was investigate. >> we are working through that. >> pardon me.
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>> how long has he been out of the country, and what country. >> it appears that he came back into the u.s. in july of 2014, as i said earlier. i do not know all the countries he visited. we know he did go to pakistan at 1 point. we know she is here on a k one visa under a pakistani passport. >> don't have all the facts yet. >> how much do you know about her that would explain why she got involved in h this? >> we don't know enough. we do t no know enough, i will take two more questions in. >> any evidence that these were -- >> how close are you to making that decision. >> it would be irresponsible and premature of me to call this terrorism. the fbi defines terrorism very specifically, and we are still -- that's the big question for this. what is the motivation, first and foremost, the integrity, is paramount. secondly, it is determined the motive and the
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inspiration for this attack. >> how would you describe the -- professional, or was this amateur, high grade military? or lack of. >> well, it -- i am not an expert either, so i don't want to go deep. i would say there's some level of sophistication, certainly, when you are tying them together. and you have seemingly, a remote control car attached to the device. one more question. >> yes, ma'am. >> any type of evidence that shows a link can between the design to the i.e.d. >> we know that would come up and we are looking into it. >> chief. >> was he ever on anybody's radar screen at all. did you have any prior knowledge to this, anyone anywhere. >> he was not on the radar screen of our agency. prior to yesterday. let me go over a couple of details. our plan today, as i said
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early on, we will do this press conference now. throughout the course of the day, we will do what we can to release the name of the victims. focus in on those folks. we will try to get your videos. we will come back with another press conference around 4:00, hopefully we will have more information for you by then. and then we will kind of play it by ear. so with that i will take a couple more questions and then we will start it off. >> how do you interpret the suspect. >> as i said yesterday, when we did the early press conferences there was -- we got a couple of tills and we were following up on a couple of different lead this was one early on. where that came off was another person at the building that identified him by name, who questioned concern over his behavior prior to the event. followed up on that information, we discovered
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that he had remembered a vehicle, that was similar to the suspect description that we had received and we also foe lot up on addresses. but the address in red lands is one that we followed up on, and the rest -- we know how that played out. >> [inaudible]. >> there were things that as our officers approached, gave them concern, that -- i don't know if the word bobby trapped is appropriate. but there was concern that they did not want do into in immediately, they wanted to approach it very carefully, and tactfully. tactically, and for that reason we used the fbi steam for that, because we were stretched so thin, to the fbi came with their bomb folks. and we used their team to do it. the initial officers are not the ones that made entry. did you find any notes or any
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type of information. >> there is nothing definitive that we have right now that points directly to a mow ty. i have not been made aware of any notes. >> we are still working on that. it's been a slow process top so when this happened, the sprinklers the fire sprinklers in the room had gone off. we believe what happened is maybe one of the rounds that were fired hit the fire sprinklers, set them off. flooded the room, it took a lot of time to get that process turns off, and then we discovered the explosive devices in the room. it took a lot of time to do that, we did not get to the portion where we were dealing with the victims and the bodies and trying to make the positive identification, until the middle of the night. we have been taking notifications since then. slowly throughout the day, we will release the names of all 14 people as we are able to
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make notification. >> is anyone still in there. >> i am not sure to be honest with you. >> as of several hours ago, there were a few bodies left, we may have been able to remove them by now. >> i am sorry, go ahead. >> we talked about the delay to getting the body to the sprinkler, were you able to go in right away? >> absolutely, so the initial response, the officers went through the water and all that, identifying bodies searching for suspects all of that was done we have confirmed that those folks had lost their lives and then we discovered the i.e.d. which caused the safety person nell to back out and deal with those. >> any conversation with the holiday. >> not that i have been told. >> did he say anything during the shoot. >> not that i have been told. >> have you been able to find out through local fbi, or local people two weeks, prior
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that this reaching out -- >> that is still part of that broader more complex investigation to see if there are other people that may have been aware of something, i am not prepared to give details on that. >> so the officer involved shooting, there was a person detained. that person was seen running away from that scene. what we have learned since then, is several -- there were several police cars and undercover cars that pulled up that were involved in the shooting with the suspects. we found out later on, there were people that were in cars that had been in their cars and ran the other direction when the gunfire started. i don't know if that person is one of those. we did determine that he was not involved, he is not a suspect. he is not a person of interest. he did have a misdemeanor warrant and was booked on that warrant. [laughter] >> sorry. >> where did you fine the
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i.e.d.. >> it was in the middle of room in a table on a bag. >> i don't know if i can speak to their intent on that. it is my understanding they opened fire first. rounds came out of the back of the car from the female in the backfiring through the back of the suv. they are doing up the history on that. >> disabled -- >> i believe they stopped to ex-gang the officers. >> the city buildings, i know
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this is -- probably a -- what about security as city buildings in. >> we stepped up security, all across and city, and all across the county yessed. schools went into lock down, it is my understanding based on the information that we have no credibility threats that a lot of them are returning back to business, yesterday everybody went into a lock down. >> we aren't seeing people with rifles in front of -- >> i don't anticipate you will everything as usual, environmental health. >> i don't know, we will try to get those answers later on, i will let the sheriff address that. >> last night, the county board of supervisors held a special meeting, and decided to make the decision to shut down the nonessential county departments for today and tomorrow. not only to make sure that there weren't any threats that were still potentially
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developing yesterday. but out of respect for the family members, and fellow employees that were either victims or friends of the victims and that's the decision the board of supervisors made. so the nonessential county operations have been shut down, for today and tomorrow. just to clarify, there's no such thing [inaudible question]. >> correct. >> it is my understanding we have contacted a number of families. they have been cooperative, there may be one or two we are looking for. >> i have heard rumor about go pros, nobody has located go pros. or evidence that they were wearing cameras. >> do you know any people that were at the party. >> several of the family members have already been
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contacted, have been interviewed and are cooperating. >> i'm sorry. >> i don't know anything about that. >> yes. >> the coroner office is handling 14 bodies at once, what impact is this having on operations. >> as you know, i am responsible for the coroners office as well, and our staff is on 12 hour shifts and we have called folks in from their days off, to assist with processing the scene. and helping to identify the victims of this tragic event. we are in the process of making those identifications, the majority of them have been done, a number of the notifications can been made, and we will continue to update you as we get the information. >> we will probably release it through a press release through our public affairs division, as we get that information.
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>> two more questions. >> not have i have been told. pakistan, thank you very much, folks. >> and that is jared burgerwan, he is the chief of police. we have been awaiting that news conference. there will be another update coming up later this afternoon. these are the numbers from the chief and they are many. saying that so far the death toll is 14. the number of injuries has risen to 21, they are being treated at various hospitals. we are also being told the suspects fired between 65, and 75 rounds. that was on the original scene. they say they found a pipe bomb inside, they also said they found a total of three with remote controls and detonators that they say didn't work. on the scene, they recovered
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four rifles, but high capacity magazines, they say the suspects were not wearing bullet proof votes, but instead, would be considered to be tactical gear. on the officer involved shooting they say that there were seven police agencies involved, 23 of their officers firing their weapons, 380 rounds spent all told, they say the suspects fired 76 rounds. they had 1400 rounds availle and a list of information goes on and on. jeb per london, listening in as they news conference was underway, jennifer, two things struck me. the first where they said there was no grudge that they knew of, but they would be hearing from his employer later this afternoon. also saying neither suspect has a criminal record. >> when you talk about the sheer numbers you were going through, and the number of crime scenes there are three crime scenes total that investigators are trying to work through, where the mass
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shooting happened at the inland regional center, the scene where the shoot out with officers that ultimately killed the two suspects, and this house in the city of redlands that was leased to the couple but unclear if they lived there, so police are trying to process these crime scenes and it gives you an indication of how much information they are trying to gather. and if we can go back and talk about motive. because that was a big question this morning. it was a question yesterday, we still don't know anything more about the motive. and as you mentioned this couple did not appear to have a criminal record. they say the guns they had, were purchased legally, and were registered. it is not clear where they purchased them, we are hoping to learn that from the a.s.f., so in terms of motive, why did they do this, it might even be les clear now, based on the information that's coming out.
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they both came back to the country in july 25 teen, she came here on a pakistani passport, but they also seemed to indicate that this was not, and the ammunition that they managed to recover from both scenes indicated this was premeditated. it didn't grow out of a holiday party, but as far as the preplanning it appears to be extensive, and that's what they ares were saying yesterday, they were saying that clearly the two summits this couple they were on a mission. this was based on the way they were and the tactical gear that it wasn't a protective vest they were wearing the tactical vests they prescribed as having pockets to hold additional ammunition. they were holding ski masks and the amount of weapons and amount in addition they carried on them, these three pipe bombs that were
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discovered at the inland regional centers that were sort of combined into one. >> last night when we were reporting so clearly -- this was not something that. >> that along this has been a couple on a mission, what's behind that mission, we just don't know. general for if anything emerged it is that this couple was well armed well prepared we heard the news conference just a second ago, the san bernardino police chief, talking about those pipe bombs. take a listen. >> it is my understanding that somehow, it is three pipe bombs that were acing thatted tot, somehow attached this to car, and it was designed that the remote control device, would somehow trigger or set that device off, we don't know if they
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attempted to do that and it failed or what the story is. >> i am looking at the numbers inside their apartment there, 2009-millimeter rounds. of various calibers nothing too indicate that they had plans on stopping any time soon. but still, as you pointed out, the motive, jennifer, missing. >> that's right, and that will continue to be the question. and when we heard from the fbi at in charge, he is from the field office in los angeles, one of the first things he said was, please be patient, understand the scope of this investigation, you need to consider the three crime scenes. they said they are working as expeditiously as possible. they said they are working to reenact, and reconstruct the crime scenes, they also said that they are taking any evidence, and they are putting it on an fbi plane and sending it to washington today, because may want to try to work through the
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evidence as quickly as possible, and try to learn more and come up with some reason why 14 people are dead, and now we have learned today, that the number of wounded went from 17 to 21. now 1:20 east coast time, as jennifer pointed out, the new numbers 14 dead, that number has not changeds it is now 21, the suspects armed with an arsenal, we are going to take a break, we will be right back.
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first and foremost, the integrity is paramount, the mow tiff, and the inspiration for this attack.
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>> and that is david with the fbi, updating reporters on the latest on their investigation out west, our national security contributor j.j. green listening in the on that news conference from washington, d.c. californiaj., as i listen to the fbi director it joined on me that the terrorism definition not as lose as defined by politician. >> yes, neff a lot of pressure on them to get this right. one of the reasons is they have to be concerned about what kind of charges will be filed but may also have to be sured that this wasn't the only targeted location. this isn't the only scenario they will be dealing with. based on what we are told involving the thousands of rounds of ammunition, and i suppose closer to 10,000 plus, based on what was at the staging area, or the home, and what was fired and what they found on the suspects, there was a lot of
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ammunition there, prepared in addition to the 12 and the rental of the vehicle, and of course, the know how to put all of this together, and to pull it off. they have to be very concerned about how all this came together. and if there are other people pulling strings in other places and they have to be very methodical about how they go through this, and how they essentially respond. so i think that's part of the reason why the fbi is restnant about saying too much about this point. >> we live in a post 9/11 world, it is not supposed to be that easy to get this much ammunition. and yet, float or stay under the radar, how tough is it to -- i guess to acquire what would be describeds in a one word as an arsenal. >> there are markets and then there are black markets. and there are black markets everywhere. regardless of the laws you have, there are ways that people have come up with to
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circumvent them. there are weapons dealers or anyone, this is the situation where people who have the intent and the interest in acquiring massive numbers of weapons and ammunition, were able to do so. some years ago we learned that there is a nexus. and whether that play as role in the situation, we don't know, but there are ways for people to acquire what they want to engang in, behave like this. one thing is that is very clear, and is likely to be dealt with very very swiftly, and strongly and severely, in this particular case, are any loopholes that may exist for people like this individual who had gone overseas specifically, to pakistan, at least that was one of the locations, then come back, and to pull off a scenario like this. who knew, did nino should
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they have known, this is the kind of situation, regardless of where the weapons came from, authorities will look at how they were abe to do it under the circumstances they did it. >> he heard press conference the brother-in-law that he had no idea that anything like this was being planned. we want to go she has been listening to that news conference. and jennifer, colorado last month, california now, did the residents there get the information they were seeking. >> well, iny a lot of information certainly did come out at this press conference. we learned more about those three crime scenes. we didn't learn more about motive, as we were just discussing, the fbi not wanting to speculate, saying that would be immature, and they are working through processing these three crime scenes. but when -- one thing that both the police chief and the
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lead investigator for the fbi, both said, both started the press conference with, was this is incredibly tragic, and we need to be sensitive and remember there are 14 people that are dead, and now 20 more that are bounded. we need to be very sensitive to that the fact that this is a community in mourning and disbelief. in community as most communities never believed this could happen to them, and i want to talk specifically a little bit about the police chief pointing out how resilient, though, the people of san bernardino are, he said that tonight there will be a prayer candlelight vigil that will be held. they are hoping to release the names of sock victims. everybody knows that san bernardino has been beaten up, economically this community has been hit hard. but this is a resilient community. we will survive this, we have had enormous support from our
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neighbors communities and well wishers from all over the place. >> and that is the police chief in san bernardino, california, updating reporters. right now, the official numbers that we are looking at, it was a news conference, a lot of numbers, 14 people dead, 21 people injured as you heard jennifer london said, that number rising from 17 earlier in the day. he says they are being treated at various hospitals, the sculpts he said, fired between 65, and 75 rounds that at the community center itself. at social services center that was the first scene, he says there they found a pop became, there were also three other bombs that were found, all told he said there were three, with remote control detonators that just didn't work. he said there were four rifle magazines that were located on the scene, all of them high capacity, jennifer say this is the community still on edge, but breathing a
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little easier as police say those were the only two suspects, more news later.
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top stories.reminder of the russia's and turkey's top diplomates have met for the first time. earlier, president putin said turkey would live to regret the incident. the u.k. launched air strikes on isil targets just 57 minutes after the parliament voted to take action in h syria. detectives in the u.s. tried to work out the motive behind a couples shooting spree which left 14 people dead at a christmas party. it is possible it may have been a terrorist attack. >> the man believed was among 1503ing to cross and then on to northern europe. police say he touched the cable while trying to climb over a train. he had been stranded for weeks because only syrians iraqis and afghans are being allowed to pass. kang da is beginning a process of taking in up to
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25,000, at least 11,000 will come from jordan which has been overwhelmed by people fleeing the civil war. it's been a if you have few years her husband died just before she left syria. she lived in the north of jordan with her daughter and four grandchildren. they could be among the first to be resettled. >> i want to go to canada so badly, i heard a lot about canada, the people are nice, and they have everything they need. >> u.n. refugee officers have been working overtime, to process syrians eligible under the canadian program. they include the poor, seriously ill and injured children. as well as lesbian, gay, and tranender refugees who are under particular threat. >> we have a huge number of syrian whose are struggling. not just financially but
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their ability to deal with any shocks, especially those with medical needs we are no longer able to cover a lot of healthcare. >> he is having a hard time putting food on the table. his 19-year-old son has nerve damage after being shot in the head. >> the situation is a little difficult, because of the rent in the house. the boy needs treatment, we don't have the resources. >> while canada has slowed the program slightly to address security concerns it is still expects to resettle 10,000 syrian refugees wherein the next two months. and another 15,000 later in the year. mosques churches and private organizations will sponsor many of them. this is one of the fastest programs the u.n. agency has dealt with. these are the final steps in the u.n. process, then they are interviewed by canadian
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authorities and after that, they could actually be in canadian within days. >> this u.n. center sees up to 3,000 refugees a day. apart from syrians there are iraq kiss yemenis and sudanese escaping their countries. only 1% of refugees around the world are ever resettled. for many it takes year. >> i think this is a great opportunity for other countries to look at what canada is doing. this hasn't been done like this before. this is perhaps -- there's no doubt in my mind, we will be developing best practices that can be emulated by other countries if they wish to do this. >> for some of the most needy refugees, instead of building walls canada is opening doors. al jazeera, jordan. in iraq thousands of people have been left permanently
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disfigured and most struggle to get the treatment they need. ahmad was caught in the blast of a bomb. he was on a kurdish patrol in the town a year ago. in a moment he remembers like it was yesterday. >> there were three of us in our vehicle when the bomb exploded next to us. we had just clear advil ladies and gentlemen of fighters. in h the days after, i lost hope that i would ever walk again. >> this injury rehabilitation clinic is a private foundation, and a lifeline for him and a hand full of others. he also received aid from the ministry to pay for his treatment. most injury victims aren't so fortunate. >> but even here, if conditions are far from ideal. just getting into the building requires effort. >> one of the under tokers of this institute, says it is not just soldiers that need help, but also civilians.
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he says the biggest challenge is no one knows how many injury victims there are. >> the first nine months i saw more death. maybe more than 200 people. i don't know what is the number, that we saw, because we are new now. we started three months before. four months before. registers and getting an accurate number is important. aid and government agencies can provide services and have an idea of how much money is required. most injury victims get basic treatment, and are not left to fend for themselves. there they give them basic treatment and are let go. we offer hope and a way of living with severe injury that allowed you to lead a
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fulfilled life, one doctor has told us for the every 300 people, there might be only one place in a rehabilitation clinic. al jazeera. >> issue oil production consistently divides countries across the world. on friday the organization of the petroleum exporting countries is meeting. that's less nan a third of e this presents challenges for all 12 members been for countries like algeria, libya, and venezuela are really feeling the pinch.
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they have been arguing for a cut, that would push prices back up. others have big cash reserves to with stand low prices for some time. saudi arabia wants to keep production levels high, hoping that low prices will put some producers in nonopec countries like the u.s.a. and brazil out of business. but opec has two big problems. fistly, most of the well oil is produced by nonmembers so it is power to control the market is limited. secondly, its members have very different agendas. iran, for example, wants to significantly increase production, as international sanctions are lifted.
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who require the cash flow, that don't acquire to the same extent, and these guys are now vying for market share, so they are not only competing with the rest of the world, but they are also now competing with other members in markets such as the u.s., and asia, to gain that market share. >> most experts expect that saudi arabia will get it's way, so oil prices are expected to remain low for another year or so, even though that will bring more pain to several fellow opec members. barnabie phillips al jazeera, vienna. >> hundreds of thousands of people in the southern indian state are still cut off by severe flooding. relief and rescue operations are being scaled up, but there are concerns that conditions may worsen. reports from new delhi. >> one of the biggest cities
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is sub edger manied, for many people in the southern state roof tops are the safest and driest place to be. after days of heavy rain and flooding food is scarce. the only way to get essentials to those stranded is from the air. 2,400 people have been rescue sod far, and 30 of our teams are on the ground. we have deployed 110 boats like life jackets. will send some more teams. >> this is the worst flooding to hit in 100 years. coastal areas are drenched with a month's worth of rain in just a few days. aerial pictures show the extent. the whole airport is that it -- and no aircraft can take off, so which is our air
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base which is 60 kilometers as the crow flies has been activated as well as the flights are operating from our corner. >> with more rain expected there are growing concerns about the spread of water born diseases. damaged electricity and phone lines are making the crisis worse. >> around 40% of mobile, and 20% of landline connections have been lost. power supply has been curtailed in many areas barring three regions. the death toll has reached -- the latest reports. >> the full extent of the damage is still. >> is that this is not a natural disaster, but a man made one. government critics are blaming poor infrastructure and urban planning. al jazeera, new delhi.
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>> day four of united nations climate change conference, in the french capitol. more than 150 world leaders have been in paris, aiming to reach an agreement to cut carbon emissions. former vice president has met the french foreign minister who praised his vision in recognizing the threat of climate change early. >> to coincide the climate change talks 12 ice burgs with the total weight of 90-tons have been placed in h the historic. the installation is designed. >> the project represents .1 of the ice melt taking place every second in a green land. the high up in h the french alps as our environment editor nick clark explains.
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it is an extraordinary site, and down there is one of the most iconic glasses in the world. around the planet is disappearing at an alarming late. it is going to take us down for a closer look, but just to set the scene, fake a look at this. the winters is season is just about to get into full swing. nor now, just a hand full of skiers make the most of the wide open peeks. but all the around things are changing because of global warming. you only have to take the tourist train up the mountain, on the old railway that's been operating since 1908, and there lies the glass, one of the longest in the alps.
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luke has been studying these for years. luke took this time lapse film, and you can see just what a force it is. thousands of years have compacted ice flowing down the mountains. but it is losing volume every year. >> the glass makes the invisible visible. what we are seeing here is the result of all these things. the climate is unfavorable, the glaciers are diminishing and the landscape is changing. we have to protect it. >> here is a photograph from 1910. spin on exactly 100 years and see the difference. it is incredibly apparent the sheer volume of ice that has disappeared. this level was the top,nd right now, several hundred meters down there. >> we can see the play they
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are. >> pass kehl who has been a mountain guide here for 35 years. he points out the front of the glacier, now sitting on top of the ridge, when 15 years ago, they reached all the way down to the trees. he says global warming is a problem and a danger. >> as the snow is more unstable, we have more risk of avalanche, and what is key because where the crash vases. >> the changing conditions threaten not only life and limb, but also the economic prosperity of a region that relies on tourism. it is a stunning show of nature, but one that is slowly disappearing before our eyes. as the seasons come and go, you have to wonder how this mountainous world may look in 100 years time. >> so that's the picture from the ground. let's take a look at the scene from the air. where we are flying right
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now,s extraordinarily, is where the level was 20 years ago. tax a look outside the window. and you can see where it is now. if we fly over the top, you can see down there is the cable car. there are steps that lead down. that was built 20 years ago, and it met the top, since then, they had to built steps all the way down to reach the glacier because it has reseeded to much. let's speak to the pilot here, you have been flying for 30 years so you must have noticed the change here. >> 700 meters over the years. >> the glacier has reseeded 700 meters in 20 years.
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what kind of effect does that have on your business, on the business of tourism, on the way of life. >> we have to build steps to reach it. we want to go. as this altitude, we are right now, the glacier -- in 50 years we don't know. >> so the fear is that eventually most of lit disappear all together, maybe by the end of the century. >> yes. >> i don't know exactly, but we have to change absolutely if you want to live on this planet for the next century. >> all right, pass kehl, appreciate it, thank you very much indeed. so that's the scene above here, high in the alps an indication of what is going on around the world. nearly half the play they are life here has disappeared.
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20% of nit the last -- since the 1980's. and the statistics like that, sha should inspire those negotiators in paris, to try and get a deal together. by the end of next week. still to. co, all the sport. >> after another dawn raid, and more arrests of executive committee members been a new research mission to find out how gravity works.
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time for sport now, here is joe. >> lauren, thank you, as you have been hearing two more vice presidents have been arrested as part of the corruption scandal at the home of world football. the presidents of both the north and south american football associations were arrested in dawn raids. concacaf chief and the head of president juan miguel are suspected of accepting bribes linked to marketing rights for the america and world cup qualifying matches. both officials are opposing their exhibition, as they declared this morning enduring a hearing. the federal office of justice will therefore ask viewers to submit the formal requests.
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>> switzerland attending a committee meeting where they were due to discuss reforms on the troubled governing body, lee wellings has more from zurich. this is another unhappy and bizarre meeting for the depleted executive meeting. two more members down because of the arrests the latest arrests a few months it has been where the house of cards if you want to call it that seems to have fallen down. but the acting president has not been -- he had a kidney operation, and at one state he appears to have fallen asleep. the swiss attorney general, they won't perform from the outside. sponsors are putting more pressure.
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they are worried about their finances, there are reports they could lose uh as much as $100 million this year, with all that has happened so how business czar, that in nose circumstances that fifa decided to talk about trying to extend the world cup from the perfect 32 match to a 40 team format, that you can say was typical. >> being kicked out of the top cup competition, in spain. this were 3-1 winners on wednesday. shouldn't have -- should have sat this one out, he was meant to carry over a one game suspension from last season. when he was on loan. the competition committee is expected to rule on the matter, on friday.
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italian olympic chief have defended the athletes at the center of a doping scandal. on went the anty doping organization, including many in h the best known olympic and european medal winners. their alleged to have repeated the doping controls but the olympic committee said it was simply a matter of miss communication. >> stepping out. >> i think everything that has exploded against italian athletics is absolutely out of place. and unacceptable, yesterday i gave an institutional reply because i believe and i have faith, that justice will run it's course, they say these problems which should be explained in the proas moment manner in which our lawyer can explain to you from this,
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to say the whole has been caught one doping that is unacceptable. >> south africa is serging for new head coach for their rugby team, will not be renewing her contract, he has been in charge of the spring box since went 12, and oversaw their surprise loss to japan in the opening game at the world cup this year. they were knocked out in the semifinals of that tournament. >> and that's all the sport for now, back to lauren in london. >> thank you very much. now everyone and everything on earth, feels the force of gravity, but very little is known about how it works. especially in space.
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the craft will orbit for two weeks stopping at 1.5 million-. making it ideal for testing the new gravity sensing technology. the purpose of this is to detect something that the theory of general relatively predicts and hasn't been detected.
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>> it really does uhn't want to start changing the shape. it was produced, for example, when two super massive black holes match into each other, it creates these ripples. because the ripples aren't very big, so we have a very very precise instrument, which allows us to pick up minuscule changes in space itself. >> it will help science toast their technology and approach. >> gravity is one of the universes that is the most mysterious one, the most common one is around us, and the first one where we have a new, but we know very little about it, and these ruts will have enormous applications. that we cannot even imagine if this test and successful.
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placed 1 million-kilometers from the each other is planned for launch in 2034. >> al jazeera. >> plenty more science stories and all the news and the sport at any time on our website, the address matters, details are there of putin's address to the nation, where eh said that turkey would recall shooting down the jet more than one, the top diplomates have met for the first time since they shot down the war plane near the border last month, but so far they have not made in progress on resoaring relations. that's it for me lauren taylor, in a moment with another full round uh of today's news, thank you for watching.
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>> russia and turkey's foreign ministers meet for the first time angle ankara shot down a russian fighter jet. this after vladimir putin threatened more sanctions saying turkey will regret its actions. >> hello, i'm maryam nemazee, you're watching al jazeera live from london. the u.s. president talks of better gun control after another mass shooting rampage. on the front line the u.s. military will open up all combat roles of female soldiers.
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