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the authors of this new version say this should not stop them from educating future generations about the evils of national socialism. dominic kane, al jazeera, munich. more on the website, [ cheers ] a positive jobs report gives an early boost to any market, but the gains are slowly slipping away. ♪ >> reporter: the power of music. south korea retaliates against the north with the help of some tunes. and a popular pesticide may be why the bees are dying in record numbers. plus tribal leaders in oregon now taking on those
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protesters at a wildlife refuge. ♪ this is al jazeera america live in new york city, i'm del walters. good economic news on the jobs front kicked off trading on wall street today. [ cheers and applause ] >> the dow has been up and down all morning, but mostly in positive territory. but now the numbers are starting to slide, investors apparently at first were encouraged by those job numbers. trading floors here in the u.s. and globally. european markets are closing at this hour. this is a live look, by the way, of the big board on wall street, the dow down now 42 points. overseas the three main indices are wrapping up the day in the red. china up 2%, that a reversal from the early week meltdown. patricia sabga is here right now
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to talk about the jobs report and the market. let's talk about the jobs report. 292,000 jobs not bad. >> that shows strong jobs creation, but there were elements that were not encouraging at all. specific average hourly wages they dropped $0.01. and this is such a concern -- and basically wall street initially rallied on that great headline number of the jobs creating, but now you are seeing a falling back, and that is the lack of wage pressure. we received minutes of meetings from december. and it showed that a lot of policy makers are very, very concerned about the fact that we are not seeing wages kickup, and wall street has now glomed on to that bit of bad news. >> thanks are better than they
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were, but you are not making as much money as you were. >> you are not. and when you got a little bit of bad news with the headline number that is really fantastic, and put it against the backdrop of what we have seen this week with global markets, they are a concern for the u.s. economy, because there are various channels through which weakness in the global economy can move back into the united states. one way is through depressed commodity prices. oil hit fresh lows this week. oil has really, really been tanking because of the glut of oil, and also because of the slowdown in china, del, because china's appetite for raw materials like copper and other metal has really slowed their economy, and what kicked off this terrible week for china was a report that showed that its manufacturing has slowed for the tenth straight month. and that's a concern because as china buys fewer raw materials
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it hurts countries like brazil and new zealand and others, and lowers the overall volume of trade, at a time when u.s. goods are very expensive to buy overseas, and we'll see the fallout of that as earnings reason unfolds next week. >> kristen saloomey is live at the new york stock exchange. and kristen a rocky week. what is the mood right now? >> reporter: i have been speaking with investors and there is still a lot of uncertainty in the marketplace. as patricia was mentioning, the solid jobs numbers initial live gave the market a boost as well as news that china ended its day up. but no the market is down again, and this really shows that there is concern about the fundamentals of china's economy and what may still be a -- a factor there.
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it is the second-largest economy in the world, after wall, and so what happens there is going to have an impact on u.s. businesses, and of course u.s. stocks. oil also a big concern. trading around $32 a barrel. so investors showing lots of uncertainty and lots of pause after this very rough week. >> this is what people want to know if they have their mon -- money invested in an retirement week. is the worst over? >> some analysts say a bad start to the year, a week of bad starts if you will, this has been the worst start to the year on history, we're told. the dow lost some 400 points on thursday. the dow and the s&p are both down about 5% from the end of last year. and, really, people are uncertain of where things are going in the future. that may not predict where things are going, but it does
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set the tone, i'm told. so still a lot of concern here. kristen saloomey thank you very much. let's take a look at the european markets and how they closed. all of the major indices as you can see down. but patty, when we look at these numbers on wall street right now, we're not talking about those triple-digit swings. is this an indication that the market has already factored in the bad news from china and now starting to move on to what would be considered normal trading. >> i think they have factored in the bad news from china, because no one can be certain how bad it can get. it really seem like they had lost the pot. we have seen this before. they said they would not go back in and buy up shares, and there were rumors today that that was happening. and you also have to look at the
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currency devaluations. people think that china fixed the rate higher today, but for eight days it was fixing lower. and of course when you lower the value of your currency, your goods are cheaper to buy abroad. but there is a problem with that. we have seen a lot of what we call competitive currency devaluations. there was a great study done by the financial times where they show from where boosting the fortunes of this country, it is lowering the overall volume of trade, that is bad for the global economy, and the u.s. economy is plugged into the global economy, and as i said before, the federal reserve is very concerned about the lack of pricing pressures, the lack of wage pressures, and we also have to see how a strong dollar is going to play out in those corporate earnings. because that has been a concern all of last year, and it is a
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concern this year. >> patricia sabga thanks for being with us today. you might soon be able to buy stock in one of the world's largest oil companies. the saudi arabia oil company that controls about 10% of the world's oil deposits. stock sale would bring billions to the company and the saudi government. the last-known kuwaiti prisoner is being released from guantanamo bay. defense secretary ash carter signing off of his release in december. he is likely to be flown home to kuwait this weekend. earlier this week, two detainees from yemen were transferred to a gun that. the president says he wants to close gitmo before he leaves office. there is a new report about a spike in sex assault cases at military academies in the
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united states. sexual assault cases are up 50% at the naval academy, west point, and the air force academy. there were 91 last year, compare that to 59 during the years of 2013 and 2014. officials say they will recommend an increase in sexual harass intervention and training on campus. another batch of hillary clinton's emails have been made public. it comes a week after it failed to meet a court ordered target to publish 82% of the emails by the end of 2015. the latest round including 66 messages that were later marked classified. one document was later marked secret. meanwhile the republican presidential front runner ran into a testy crowd in vermont on tuesday night. repeatedly interrupting donald trump at a rally. he quickly responded. >> get them out. take them out.
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get them out of here. [ cheers ] >> don't give him his coat. don't give him his coat. keep his coat. confiscate his coat. it's about 10 degrees below zero outside. he also had his campaign turn away dozens of non-supporters trying to get in. he released a statement saying: south korea continues its propaganda battle with the north, blasting loud anti-government messages aimed at north korea. meanwhile the international community is stepping up its pressure on pyongyang over claims that it carried out a hydrogen bomb test. scott heidler has our story. ♪ >> reporter: it's a tactic not used since august, and one the north careen's call an act of war.
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exactly at midday, south korea restarted its propaganda broadcast. >> translator: there are people who defect after listening to the broadcasting. it's the soldiers who are at the front line listening to the loud speakers. these soldiers get a lot of idealogical education, but now they are exposed to propaganda broadcasting. >> reporter: the broadcasts along the border here aren't just anti-north careen government they also include global news, weather, even popular music from south korea. there are more than ten speaker locations and some are mobile. the south korean government says the broadcasts will continue indefinitely. philip hammond urged south korea to show restraint. but it's not clear how north korea will react.
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>> the north might also respond by taking hostages for example among tourists or the ngo's that operate in north korea. these guys are sometimes taken hostage and picked up for pseudo crimes against the state and stuff like that. so north korea might respond like that. >> reporter: for now the military and the people of south korea wait for the response from its northern naib. two men are due in court this morning facing federal terrorism charges. both coming from iraq in 2012. in sacramento this man was arrested. prosz cuters allege he travelled to syria, and then lied about his travels to the u.s.? houston this man has been indicted on charges that he tried to provide material support to isil.
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and there are also new details this morning about the alleged mastermind behind the mrairs attacks. belgian officials say they found a fingerprint belonging to the man in their search of an apartment last week. he has been on the run ever since the attack. bees dying in record numbers, now there is a new report out of the epa that shows disturbing evidence as to what may be killing them. >> get the hell out of here. >> reporter: that blunt message to another group of protesters who says the disputed slanged theirs.
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bees a dying at an alarming rate. el nino storms are bringing a rare sight to southern california, snow. 30 inches falling on big bear mountain in the last few days. schools and businesses have had to close, and another two feet is expected by the weekend. and those storms from el niño are putting the homeless
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population of los angeles at risk. our correspondent has more. >> water ain't no joke. >> reporter: storms have been pounding southern california for days. but months before the danger started, the danger has been pounded into the minds of the county's hundreds of homeless people who live on los angeles's riverbeds. >> i looked down and i said please, god, you know, i hope it's not me or any of my friends floating down the river. >> reporter: michael and others have moved to higher ground, but keep a wary eye on the skies. officers have been patrols the riverbeds directing the homeless to temporary shelters. >> the goal is to not allow anyone to come back into the
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waterway. a break in the rain gave these people another chance to stay out of the danger. brian smith knows the danger, but finds the temporary shelter an unpresent compromise. >> they wake us up at 6:00, and i had nowhere to go the next day. >> reporter: this is one of seven special weather-activated shelters, set up where the homeless can escape el niño. >> we set these up in conjunction with the county of los angeles to be able to protect as many homeless persons as possible, during the rains and the unpredictable winter season. >> reporter: but on wednesday there was a scathing report. it say the county's efforts have been unconscionable and
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inadequate. it is a drop in the bucket compared to the estimated 44,000 homeless. visitors like samone is one of the lucky ones. >> as far as the winter shelter, they are very significant for me. very significant, and i'm very, very grateful to have it. >> reporter: and with more rain on the way, officials know they have a lot more work ahead of them. >> it's hard for us to leave, because we can't go on the streets and stuff and live, because right here, we're happy, you know? and it's like -- it's like a community. it's like our house. >> reporter: stephanie stanton, al jazeera, los angeles. an olive branch has been offered to the occupiers in oregon. the sheriff offering safe exit
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from the region. in oregon there is yet another stakeholder in that area's struggles. native american tribes. allen schauffler has been talking to tribal leaders. [ dog barking ] >> reporter: on this indian reservation, about 800 acres of land just outside of town, this council member offers a blunt message to the group that has taken over federal property. >> go home. we don't want you here. we don't need you here. you are on our burial grounds. get the hell out of here. we want nothing to do with you. >> reporter: he and his ancestors made this area home for thousands of years. their traditional land taken by white settlers, and the government. they didn't gain formal federal recognition until 1972. about half of the tribe, 200
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people or so live on the current reservation. >> we have to look at the planning down the road, not just at this moment, because each of us got grandkids coming up. >> reporter: tribal leaders were among those who spoke up at the community meeting called by the sheriff. >> they have no understanding. they have no concept of what -- i mean -- did the world just start back in the 1860s when the first settlers came into this area? no. >> reporter: the issue of native american lands and sovereignty clearly not part of the occupying group's stated plan to return current federal property to the control of local ranchers. >> i really adopting know much about that, so -- that -- that is interesting, and -- and they have rights as well. i would like to see them be freed from the federal government as well. they are controlled and regulated by the federal government very tightly, and i
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think they have a right to be free like everybody else. >> reporter: as the armed occupation continues, tribal council member kennedy conceded broader land use issues are worth discussing, but he wonders how the takeover might end. >> if i woutz there with my guns and rifles and a bunch of my native brothers, what would happen? >> reporter: what will happen is still anybody's guess. the occupiers say they are still getting support and encouragement from locals, but little is coming from the original residents of this land. allen schauffler, al jazeera. the mother of the after flew went sateen is bhak in court this morning. he is on probation for that 2013 drunk driver incident that killed four people. tanya was extradited last week,
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her son is still being held. up next, researching gun violence why something that seems to be so important has been so hard to come by.
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all of us can agree that it makes sense to do everything we can to keep guns out of the hands of others who would try to do others harm or do themselves harm, because every year we are losing 30,000 people to gun violence. >> the president again pushing
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his executive actions to limit gun violence, trying to make the case for making a gun harder and more expensive to get. gun advocates say that there is a lack of research also about gun violence. congress prevents the government from studying the problem, because at the time the research was race-based, but now there is a new movement trying to change the policy before the president leaves office. >> reporter: this is in san francisco's waterfront. it is one of the most heavily touristed areas in san francisco. but on a wednesday night in june, katherine and it dinner with her family, and then they took a walk down the peer as so many people do, and a man shot her that night. killing her. this was the ultimate random act.
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there was no connection between the two of them. sanchez barely seemed to know what was going on when he was arrested. but it's made all of that much more random by the fact that there is almost no good federally funded research into the patterns of gun violence in the united states. in this particular case, sanchez found the gun he used. it turned out later it had been lost by a federal agent in a car break in. so a researcher might want to know how many times has a gun been lost? but there's no way to draw those sorts of connections, simply because it has become almost impossible in the united states to do good research into the patterns of gun violence. public health workers can do all kinds of good research into all sorts of threats to american health. threats like cigarette smoking,
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and traffic accidents are very well understood. in some cases there are whole agencies devoted to that kind of work. right now the fashion is look at concussions which effect an enormous number of children in the united states, and congress is moving actively to fund that research. but when it comes to gun research, it has been held to almost nothing. a report by the associated press found the annual sum total of funding for gun violence research in the u.s. is well under $5 million. a single study into something like autism or cancer, or hiv can be more than twice that much. think about it this way, forever 100,000 americans, 10.7 of them die every year from motor vehicle accidents. almost the exact same number die from firearms, 10.6 per 100,000, and yet there is an entire
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agency devoted to traffic danger study. and yet there is nothing like that for a danger that claims almost exactly as many lives. the lack of understanding about gun violence represents a major blind spot. that is our jake ward reporting. adolph hitler's book is now back in print in germany. now some are asking why it should be printed at all. and just in case you are curious, tomorrow night's powerball jackpot is hitting $800 million. the winner can select a cash option, or $800 million to be paid out over 30 years. go out and shop. thanks for joining us.
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i'm del walters. the news continues live from london next. ♪ cold and starving. the u.n. says 400,000 syrians are cut off from food and medical supplies. ♪ hello there, i'm barbara sarah. you are watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up on the program. cologne's police chief has been relieved of his duties just days after a wave of violence against women on new year's eve. as north korean's celebrate reports of their country's nuclear