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>> we gonna bring this city back one note at a time. >> proudest moment in my life. >> it is clear that the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization. >> president obama addresses the nation trying to assure americans everything is being done to keep them safe. >> when we found out the other person who allegedly did the shooting was a muslim it even raised our you know fear. >> san bernardino's muslim community concerned tonight about a possible backlash for last week's deadly shooting.
>> i feel fine. i have had radiation treatment of four places in my brain. >> former president jimmy carter says he is now cancer-free. >> it's not good now with the wildlife. there are not many left. >> one of the world's most protected homes of endangered chimpanzees and gorillas ar is w in trouble. financial good evening, i'm randall pinkston in new york. we begin with president obama answer address to the nation. earlier this evening he spoke from the oval office, only the third time he's used that for a live broadcast speech. he called on congress to pass reforms and urged americans to stop fear from breeding hate. mike viqueria has more from the white house. >> good evening, randall.
there were no new policies or initiatives announced. but what the president did do is try to assure the president that the fbi, the military, and the cia were on the case. with 14 dead in the san bernardino mass murder president obama says the suspects were motivated by groups like i.s.i.l. >> so far we have no evidence that the cullers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas or they were part of a bigger conspiracy at home but it is clear that the two of them had gone down the dark path of radicalization. >> a new phase instead of complicateing events like 9/11,ing the terrorists are going to ordinary citizens, to reassure the country that his
policies are working. >> we will overcome it, we will destroy i.s.i.l. and any other organization that tries to harm us. >> the president is sticking to his strategy in the fight against i.s.i.l. u.s. led air strikes against i.s.i.l. targets. helping forces already taking the fight to i.s.i.l. on the ground. conducting raids and targeting i.s.i.l.'s finances especially oil production. however, there are limits to what the u.s. can and should do. >> we should not be pulled into a costly ground war in syria. that's what groups like i.s.i.l. wants. >> the speech was immediately dismissed by republican critics. john mccain saying, president obama offered no alternatives. he continues to assume that time is on our side, it is not. if we do not destroy this threat
now and fast no one should be surprised if america gets attacked again. mr. obama had another message. antimuslim rhetoric is not only wrong but plays into i.s.i.l.'s hands. >> we cannot turn against one another by letting this fight be defined as a war between america and islam. >> and in the wake of san bernardino, the president called on congress to pass laws to bar those being on no flight lists from being able to buy guns which they can do now. >> the fact is that our intelligence and law enforcement agencies no matter how careful they are, cannot identify every mass shooter whether they are on the side of i.s.i.l. or some other ideology. ranltdrandall, the president is calling on congress to pass a military force, calling on congress to pass legislation to restrict the kind of visa that
was used by one of the suspects in the san bernardino shooting, the sow called fiancee visa. randall. >> mike viqueria at the white house. there are also harsh words from house speaker paul ryan. issued a statement saying, the enemy is adapting, that's why we should too. no disappointing, just a half hearted attempt to distract from a failing policy, ryan called for a better policy and more effective intelligence. the city is planning a monday night vigil for the 14 victims. while the incident has deepened division in washington, the residents of san bernardino are hoping they can come together to mourn. melissa chan reports. >> church services, celebration and worship now but it has
served as an evacuation center during wednesday' wednesday's a. >> hoattack. >> i will fear no evil. >> the local islamic center opted for a more somber affair at its interfaith memorial service. >> only in death are we able to interest humanity. >> some muslim americans fear backlash from the community. >> once we find the person who allegedly did the shooting was a muslim it even raised our you know fear and concern about for the community. >> reporter: even as the national conversation shifts to washington, politics and policy remain far from people's minds here. congressman pete aguilar made a passing mention of it. >> it's unfortunate that we are
on the list, newtown and aurora where such tragic events occurred. it's not how i want san bernardino to be remembered. >> this weekend has been about grief and healing in the community. at another event, friends at a candle light vigil came together to share their memories of daniel kaufman. >> he's just such a funny awesome beautiful guy and we have our little inside jokes and you know he was just great to be around and we became really close. >> and despite the loss you could still hear the laughter. people here remembering moments with their friends. some even decked out in costume. kaufman helped to run a renaissance fair in southern california. >> he could not keep a smile off his face.
it was so infectious and so contagious that whenever he smiled it not only lit up a room but everybody's face that was around him. anybody that saw it just couldn't help but smile. >> reporter: ryan reyes was daniel kaufman's boyfriend. >> we all need to be more like daniel. we need to be open and vibrant and love life and loving towards one another. if you see somebody sad, and you don't know them, check them. be a decent human being and that would make the world a much better place. >> members of syed farook's mosque showed up to give kindness and reconciliation that reyes wanted that to be. >> it must be hell what they are going through. because unline the westboro baptist church, people aren't going after all the other
christians. but whenever it's radical islam, everybody automatically goes after all the muslims. i don't want that, i don't think daniel would want that. >> what the government is now calling a terrorist attack, just days after the tragedy, people here have taken their first steps towards healing. melissa chan, al jazeera, san bernardino, california. >> joining us, jeannie zeno and babaz illbasil smiko. let's talk about president obama's address tonight and this point that he has been taking a beating from his critics especially republican presidential candidates. would you say that until tonight those candidates have been controlling the conversation about i.s.i.l. and terrorism? >> they have. they have absolutely been controlling the narrative. the president came out during
the g-20 immediately after paris and made i think a very important statement and he was attacked viciously for that statement and ever since and san bernardino has kind of just compounded the problem. i think that's why the white house putting him out there to say look, we've got to get control of this narrative again. the president is making steps as he said tonight in terms of addressing the problem of terrorism, addressing the problem of i.s.i.s. but you have to assure the american people that you are on top of this and this is what they are doing. i think this was an attempt to do that. i'm not so certain it was incredibly successful watching him tonight. i think he missed an opportunity to be really emphatic in his delivery, to say i hear you, i understand the insecurity, i understand the fear. this is what we're doing and more importantly, this is why we should continue going down this path. i think to many americans to hear him say we're not going to
change policy direction they say well why? it seems as though things have gotten worse. so he has to explain why we are making strides. and we were right before paris. all of that has been lost in the minds of the american public following these incidents. >> so mr. smikel, what do you think the president said that hopefully the american public heard? >> going off jeannie's point a little bit, what george w. bush did do is invade iraq. what president obama said was what we did in iraq is the foundation of what we're seeing now. it's important for him and for democrats broadly and the american people he's making his case that we should be toning down the rhetoric and not talking in these very extreme ways about carrying guns and hurting and pushing muslims out and being vigilant in ways that are not constructive. i think it's very important that
he said that and he leaned into that a lot more than i thought he would but in and of itself is a good thing. but time, what happened in colorado and the attacks in san bernardino and gun control and putting it on congress for them to take action was incredibly important. these visas particularly for these fiancee visas, where this young woman came into the country and the visas, of countries that do not require visas. >> the visa waiver program. >> that's an important policy he raised and we'll see what happens there. >> that he says it should be repealed. let's listen to what he had to say about gun control? >> congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun. what could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semi automatic weapon? i know there are some who reject
any gun safety measures but the fact is that our intelligence and law enforcement agencies no matter how effective they are cannot identify every would-be mass shooter. whether that individual is motivated by i.s.i.l. or other hated ideology. what we can do and must do is make it har harder for them to . >> so jeannie, making sure that anyone on a no fly list can purchase a gun, which has already gone by the boards because hundreds of thousands already have, he wants to put restrictions on assault weapons, there used to be but not anymore and wants to eliminate ammunition. any chance that happening absent congressional action? from absolutely no chance that happening, certainly congress opportunity republicans is not going to allow that to happen. motion common sense americans and people worldwide would say makes a lot of sense. if you were on the no fly list
if you were looked at as a potential terrorist you can't fly had in a plane why should u are able to go buy a gun? that makes absolutely no sense. the president is right on that yet we are dpog see no congressionagoing to see nocong. his ability to reach across the aisle, you could see some traction on mental health, potentially, and yet you see him focusing on things that absolutely congress has already said they won't do. >> and we hear no mention of mental health. >> what's interesting to me, there have been more mass shootings this year than days in the year. and what i think speaker ryan is promoting now, mental health bill tied to gun control, it seems to me that while gun control measures are important it seems the miss the point
because you actually need to deal with guns. new york governor andrew quomo and others have been dealing with it state by state, that is true but a pet peeve of mine is when we hear about mental health issues and gun violence they are always applied to white shooters not black shooters because thattism poouns the entire that impoounimpinesimpugns the entir. skirting the issue as actually getting right to it. the president says if we need to deal with gun control we need to deal with it at its heart. >> thank you, basil smikel, jeannie zano, for your insight. now former president jimmy carter says he has won the fight and is cancer-free. made the statement in plains,
georgia. john terret is there. only afew months since president carter announced a dire diagnosis. >> dooudire indeed you're absoly right. mr. carter is on a new medicine, that has given everyone so much hope. erupted with applause when number 39 gave them the good news. >> i want to tell you the good news. >> former president jimmy carter says his cancer is gone. >> happy birthday to you! >> mr. carter now 91 who announced in august that he had a metastatic melanoma broke the news at a sunday school class in his beloved baptist church in plainplains georgia. he said the tests didn't show any cancer. >> when i went this week the
test showed no cancer. >> president carter has always made a brave face for his illness. even when making a diagnosis o f his diagnosis he seemed to be optimistic. >> i've had a gratifying existence. >> jimmy carter has had arguably the most successful postpresidency, earning a nobel prize in 1982, and forming carter center, he has been active all over the planet. helping to cure river blindness in africa and champion thing che
and fair elections all over the world. >> i want you to remember that name. >> carter is not likely to forget it. it is one of a number of drugs that help patients fight their own disease. >> by blocking these molecular breaks which normally complaint a state of equilibrium, keeping the immune system from getting too activated. >> a lot of people prayed for me, i appreciate that. >> carter says even though his doctors say he's cancer-free, he's going to continue with the treatment just to be sure. >> quite right. carter is the second oldest former president, slightly younger than george h.w. bush. who is also 91 but a couple of months older. >> vice president joe biden
venezuela. it could be the beginning of a seismic shift in power. al jazeera's lucia newman is live for us in caracas. lucia, this claim from the opposition group, will it be accepted, or disputed? >> well, first of all, we have not had the official results yet and we are not allowed to speculate about what those results may be. right now i'm at the national electoral council, we are waiting on the rectors of that council to come down any moment now and finally announce the results of this extremely important election. what i can tell you is that the president has vowed to accept the results no matter what they are. and we also know that the stage that had been set up near the campaign headquarters of the ruling socialist party has been dismantled while another very large stage is being set up in the neighborhood of alta mira
where the opposition usually celebrates. that gives you some idea where this is going. i.t. does seem though that the opposition has a lot to be happy about and seeing very long faces on the part of government supporters as well randall. >> we don't want to get you into any trouble for speculating but tell me this: the polls apparently stayed open longer than originally planned. do you know why that occurred? >> that is not so unusual here in venezuela. the polls were supposed to have closed nearly six hours ago. then the electoral council came out and said they were going to extend it for another hour to allow everybody to vote. that angered some people in the opposition with who claimed it was a last minute scramble by the government to get their last minute supporters out to vote. any way, it's been hours since
the polls closed. the real thing that has venezuelans on edge, people are glued to their television sets to their radios waiting for that announcement to be made and as i said that should happen at any time now. >> and as you indicated, nicholas maduro will accept the results. thank you, lucia newman, we will check with you once the results are in. around the u.s., jonathan betz is joining us live from miami. jonathan a long day of waiting and still some some more waiting hmm? >> reporter: a lot of waiting at this hour without question, randall, the impact from this election will be felt far beyond venezuela's borders, optimism hope and speculation. folks are waiting as they are in venezuela for official results
from venezuela, there are so many people inside this watch party at this restaurant behind me they actually spilled out into the parking lot where it's taken on a block party atmosphere. there's a large venezuelan community in south florida, many felt they were forced out of the country by the current administration, and they are happy to see the current government go and they feel this is the first real chance for change to the socialist system that hugo chavez built 16 years ago. all eyes have been on the television. a lot of people here do not trust the state-run media in venezuela, to activists in south florida have done something a little different. they've actually created their own information center, their own media center where they've been collecting information from inside venezuela, getting a
better idea what's happening on the ground and what's happening inside venezuela. >> it might happen that internet falls or you know that they see themselves completely in the dark in that we are here, to give some kind of light, information, within venezuela and outside. >> i expect that this will be the start of the change that we need for venezuela. i think the venezuelan population he have made themselves clear in the last couple of months saying they are really tired of the way the government has handled things. they want to change. >> reporter: now, if this new government does take power, take control in venezuela it could signal change across latin america. many people are well aware of that, they are optimistic the opposition party will come out ahead in this election but they also realize that politics in venezuela is very complicated, things are not always what it
seems. still, many are hoping that this is the moment they've been waiting for. >> jonathan betz, thank you very much. france's right wing party has won a major political victory in the first round of elections. early election polls have shown a tric victory for the nationa front, marine la pen. socialists have fared so poorly that they are pulling out of elections in two regions. the new governor of yemen' s
division, vice president joe biden arrived in ukraine the for a two day visit. the aim of the trip is to reassure kiev that the syrian war has not overshadowed washington's focus on ukraine. he and the governor met today to discuss the need to maintain russian sanctions. a key event will be his address to the ukrainian parliament on tuesday where vice president biden is expected to condemn russia's annexation of crimea. william courtney, former ambassador to kazakhstan, points out other sectors are still rife with corruption. >> 1800 state owned corporations
really need to be privatized. most of them can be privatized quite quickly. there needs to be a reduction of monopolies in ukraine. there needs to be a reduction of excess regulation of business there. so these kinds of reforms, what the commoners say structural reforms are often harder to do macroreforms, oligarchs in russia tend to be involved. >> back door dealing worked out between the west and russia regarding syria. the ambassador says there's no willingness by the west to make a trade and russia probably already knows this. up next: the president's message to the nation tonight is called for religious tolerance as he lays out his plans to battle terrorism. plus this. >> i couldn't make this world fair. i couldn't make senseless acts of violence like what happened to my brother never happen
and syria and introduce stronger screenings for people who come to the united states without a visa. but he also outlined what america should not do. >> it is the expobility o respof all americans of any faith to reject proposals that muslim americans should somehow be treated differently. because when we travel down that road, we lose. that kind of divisiveness that betrayal of our values plays into the hands of groups like i.s.i.l. >> the threat of terrorism was a major topic of conversation on this morning's political talk shows. al jazeera's david schuster reports. >> in the wake of the bloody california shooting rampage presidential hopefuls hit the political talk shows fighting a battle of semantics. >> look, we are having a
tremendous problem with radical islamic terrorism. i mean where you can say it or you don't have to say it and we have a president that won't issue the term. >> donald trump who is leading most republican polls, flaunted the political correctness. >> when you have people coming out of mosques with hatred and death on their eyes and on their minds we have to do something. >> trump also came out swinging on calls for greater control on guns. >> they were like sitting ducks every one of them. >> other republican loastles echoed trump's call that weak response leads to weak programs. >> they won't say radical islamic jihadists.
>> what happened in san bernardino is a terrorist act no one is arguing. >> hillary clinton fought back, saying radical islam is counterproductive. >> it helps create this clash of civilization that is actually a recruiting tool for i.s.i.s. and other radical jihadists who use this as oway of saying we're in a war against the u.s. >> clinton was in a conflict with jerry fallwell junior. >> if some of those in the university center would have what i have in my back pocket right now -- >> conservative campaign stop to carry guns on campus. >> i've always thought if more good people had concealed carry permits then we could end those muslims before they walk in and kill us. >> this is kind of deplorable not only hateful response to a
legitimate security issue, but it is giving aid and comfort to i.s.i.s. and other radical jihadists. >> and the idea of gun control said clinton does not replace being tough on terror, it's a part of it. >> we have to up our game against terrorists abroad and at home and we have to face fact that our gun laws and easy acts of people who have access to them who shouldn't get them. >> david schuster, al jazeera. >> i spoke with a texas gun owner and advocate, shortly after that address, who says not so fast. >> you marine one who has the right to be in america, legally, has the right as an american citizen has the right to own and bear arms. as far as someone who's on a
terrorist watch list, i think it would be relevant to the discussion to consider maybe not allowing those individuals to purchase guns readily, without further investigation into backgrounds. >> as president obama has pointed out in recent weeks, mass shootings have become a common occurrence here in the united states. the deadliest attack in the u.s. took place at virginia tech college in tbech 2007. a student killed 32 people before taking his own life. now a young woman who lost her brother in that attack is reaching out to families in san bernardino. >> my name is jen herbstret, you don't know me but my brother jeremy was a graduate student at virginia tech in 2007 when he was killed in a mass shooting similar to the mass shooting that your loved ones were killed
in. you don't expect these things. you know, you don't expect to go to work, and you know, not to come home. you don't expect to go to school and you know to not to come home to be killed. so i think that's -- you can't make sense of what has happened. like this is not real. like my life had just like frozen in that moment that i learned that he was dead. and it was like, wait, wait, like i don't know, i was just in a complete state of shock. you know, there's no guide book to grief. i needed a purpose in my life and i needed some way to connect with my older brother. so i rode my bike from yorktown virginia to san francisco, california, about 3700 miles. when i got to san francisco, what i realized was i couldn't figure out life, i couldn't make my brother come back. i couldn't make this world fair, i couldn't make senseless acts
of violence like what happened to my brother, happen again. i couldn't rewind the tape of time. but i was stuck on this earth and i could find a way, i could do something, anything, to live again. in memory of my brother, for him. i could do the things that he never had the opportunity to do. there are still days when i am mad as hell that he's not here. i'm mad at him for not being here. i'm mad at the person that killed him. i'm mad at the people who you know i point my fingers at for years, because of all of the, you know, things that i felt could have prevented this. i continue to pay my brother's cell phone bills and one of the things that i was so afraid of in the beginning of losing was i didn't want to forget jeremy's voice. >> hello this is jeremy, i can't
come to the phone right now. just leave a message, and i'll get back to you. bye. >> it's short but it is what it is. >> 355 mass shootings in america this year alone. circumstances all different but there are some things that all of those shootings share. jacob ward explains. >> in april of 2012 a student came to this university here in oakland, california and opened fire. he ended up killing seven people with a handgun. why does this keep happening here? why is it that we have so many mass shootings in the united states that we actually have a leader board for these kind of events? well a new study seeks to answer that question. >> somebody is outside the doors shooting through the doors. >> it might seem impossible to pin down any kind of commonality among these shooters but the united states offers so many shootings to study patterns goio
emerge. even though u.s. counts for only 5% of the world's population we somehow account for 31% of the mass shootings that take place. the study identifies three major themes. a hunger for attention and glory. the crushing effects of personal disappointment. and access to guns. the study points out of an indigenous american condition that it calls exceptionalism. the idea that you can be great and famous here. it talks about the crushing disappointment that can come from that. it points out for instance a study that 81% of high school students believed they were going to have a great paying job by the age of 25. 59% believed they would have a better life than their parents did. this is amazing, 26% believed they were soon going to be famous. how can you not be disappointed
in a culture like that. it's the crushing strain of a situation like that that the study points out. in rampage shooters a twisted hope for some sort of fame through killing. a desire that those shooters seem to share with another category of self destructive murderer, suicide bombers. the final study, among 171 nations that it looked at there is no connection between the actual rate of actual violence and mass shootings. mexico, venezuela, don't have any mass shootings. instead it has access to firearms, and the united states is far and with the world leader. we have 88.8 guns per 100 people in this country. compare that to second place yemen, a country in the midst of a terrible civil war, they only have 54.8 guns per 100 people.
syria a country that people are actually trying to escape has 3.9 guns per 100 people, doesn't even make the top 100. we may not be able to do anything about our desire for fame or the frustration of comparing our personal ambitions to our personal achievements but it does say the most concrete step we could take is limiting access to guns. but again it points out that may well be the most politically complicated solution of all, and that's one thing that sets america apart from the rest of the world when it comes to this problem. >> jacob ward. in kentucky, the lgbt community is looking ahead with cautious optimism. the state's new governor takes office on tuesday and already, there are things to be concerned about. robert ray reports, the community still needs to launch an anti-discrimination campaign.
>> any unauthorized license they issue will not have my name, my title or my authority on it. >> county clerk kim davis jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses, to same sex couples. is defiant. that was september. matt bif bevin visither in cour. >> kentucky is the crown jewel in the crown of america we trooe truly are. >> antidescrimghts law on the books. >> it was inevitable somebody was going to become kim davis, if not in kentucky, in tennessee, in texas. >> chris hartman is on the other side of the campaign. his fairness campaign has already logged one victory, passage of an antidiscrimination
ordinance in kim davis's home town. >> we had not had a grass roots movement for people fighting for lgbt rights around the kim davis situation, it's not our rowan county, we are the people who are really here. >> his team also created what they call the kentucky competitive workforce coalition. companies already complying with fair treatment for lgbt but hartman wants more. >> it attractio attracts the bed brightest. you're going to be treated with dignity and respect here and based on your quality on the job. >> the fairness campaign and other activist groups say the new governor is a wild card. they don't know exactly what to
expect from him but in the coming months they plan on having big discussions. >> there is area i feel we can find common ground and i look forward to working with the governor. >> hopes the governor elect will compromise but: >> we are preparing to battle some potentially unconstitutional practices from the new administration waiting to see what types of legislation the goafn pushes. >> i'm a can iian, can kentuck. i support fairness. >> i believe that governor-elect bevin could support a fairness law and could do so from a conservative standpoint. >> hartman and others hope that governor-elect bevin can be convinced that same sex fairness is good for business. >> some foams we're never going to change their hazard e-hearts
and minds. but that's okay, that's what america is built on the diversity of the people and their thoughts. >> that tolerance is a recipe for economic success. robert ray, al jazeera, louisville, kentucky. >> 150 years ago today, america outlawed slavery, congress are ratified the amendment, completing thabolishing slavery. tom ackerman has the story. >> a century and a half ago some newly freed slaves were offered plots of farmland and a mule. it was an offer that was quickly withdrawn. ever since there have been calls to compensate their descendants.
>> we are coming to get our check. >> its advocates see reparations as a moral imperative. >> do not believe in reparations, is to believe in ethnic cleansing. >> yet recent opinion surveys show that white americans overwhelmingly reject the idea of financial restitution. while support among black americans has fallen. >> to some extent well it's in the past let's get over it. but i got to say that's changing. and indeed for the reparations struggle to be successful here and elsewhere we have to believe in ourselves. >> daniels and others say, not to individuals. here at the u.s. capital which was build with slave labor, both house he of congress have issued official apologies, but a
committee to study reparations has never gone anywhere. a demand for reparations from britain was rejected, by prime minister david cameron. >> since those darkest darkest s we can move on from the fateful legacy and begin to see the future. >> in haiti, rising up against france, french president frnd francois hollande. >> what haiti wants is to offer france not the classic relationship, they we can come up with exchanges an investments. >> the after its 2010 earthquake
flooding and power outages tonight. the power loss is affecting 50,000 homes and could last for days. the army has been evacuating while the coast guard has been rescuing others. one man was killed as high winds blew him into the side of a moving bus. nasa is calling new pictures of pluto the best ever of its surface. six times better than the last ones. icy planes and a mountain range with visible craters. the images were taken last july after a fly-by of the news horizon aircraft but just now arriving on. >> a university agreement to stop global warming could help the world's forests and jungles.
al jazeera's john hendren report from the republic of kongo. con. >> we have got fiona who is an adult chimpanzee and she has no children and we have iloo with her youngster. >> it remains an unspoiled haven for wildlife. a breathtaking array of rare specious alspecies. you're still 50 kilometers away from this place. from there it's an hour's drive down a narrow dirt trail and a barge against the river. you paddle a canoe down two other rivers and like five hours down elephant trails.
so this is it? >> yes. >> this is home sweet home. >> at least that is how you do it if your guide is dave morgan, he's been studyings fulogo for 16 years and now he's concerned that climate change could endanger the greatest environment for great apes. >> we believe there core subtle changes that have dramatic impacts on chill pan disease and other species, they need particular food items to survive. >> development and hunting have already taken their toll. >> translator: it's not good now with the wildlife. there are not many left. there is a lot of hunting and the animals have gone very far away. >> this is the most remote corner in the valley. no one lives here, they're not allowed, nor hunters and tourists. 20 outsiders have ever seen it,
it's the ideal happen at that time for endangered great apes. but the slightest thing to endanger that. >> having an elephant or a chimpanzee look at you and not know what you are, not realize that you are a human being and therefore dangerous, that world of innocence, that only true wild places can offer is so rare and so valuable. as that disappears from the earth, we will be impoverished. not only biologically, but spiritually. >> reporter: lala, is blissfully unaware of the dangers around him. fragile climate that makes this
a unique animal eden. i'm john hendren. >> thank you, that's it for us. you can keep up throughout day and night on aljazeera.com. >> the question is, will these dams hold? >> and at 9:00 - >> i'm ali velshi, on target tonight... >> ali velshi on target. digging deeper into the issues that matter. >> i'm trying to get a sense for what iranians are feeling.
>> when do we want it? >> now. >> explosions going on... we're not quite sure - >> is that an i.e.d.? the issue after facing violent threats, and thoughts on why we should be proo police. pro -- propolice. i'm ali velshi, this is "third rail". chicago, a city on edge, rocked by protests over the police shooting of teenager la quarn mcdonald 15 months ago, now officer jason van dyk is facing murder charges and the police superintendent gary mccarthy has been fired.