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sit well with many in the anti-abortion move: i'm ray suarez, and see you next time. >> this is aljazeera america, live from new york city, i'm tony harris. delayed discipline for six of the officers involved in a 137-shot barrage that killed two people in 2011. a test, the arkansas department of health confirms a case of the zika virus. taking action, what happened to hundreds of missing indigenous women. and three minutes from destruction.
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the doomsday clock counts down to the apocalypse. a 137 bullet barrage has culminated in policemen losing their jobs. they took part in a high-speed it chase that ended with the shooting of two unarmed suspects, and why it took so long. >> at that time, i promised the community this i would find out. >> reporter: the director and is former chief of police, michael graph, vowed that he would get to the bottom of a police chase that ended in a barrage of gunfire that killed timothy and vanessa, unarmed occupants of this vehicle. >> the cars went through three
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districts. >> reporter: on tuesday, the police department shared its findings, the details of an internal investigation into the actions of 13 police officers involved in the shooting. and they announced the firing of six officers, including michael brello, the only officer acquitted of the incident. it was for the moster part, peaceful. >> officer c climbs up on the trunk area of car 38. >> accused of standing on the police cruiser and firing 13 shots into the windshield of the car. >> officer c fires into the suspect vehicle. >> reporter: as part of the internal investigation, the police recreated the shooting incident as part of the analysis. >> reporter: officer j starts to fire at the suspect vehicle from car 217. >> reporter: another six officers are suspended for their role in the pursuit and
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the 13th officer was hired early. >> it is not criminal, and it doesn't rise to the level of firing anybody >> reporter: the police union defended the officers, who say that their lives were threatened when russell refused to heed warning. >> we fired because they used the car as a deadly weapon, and we have the right to go home to our families. >> richelle carey, aljazeera. >> the zika virus has spread to the couldn't then united unitedd states, and an american who tested time overis seas tested of positive for the disease, and owling guidelines for dealing with it, courtly keeley has more. >> reporter: the centers for disease control confirmed that an arkansas resident has tested positive for the virus. the person had recently traveled outside of u.s. and contracted a mild case of zika. it's a relatively new virus, it's spread through mosquito
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bites and not person to person contact. it has spread to 20 countries. the cd has urged women who are pregnant or who may become pregnant not to travel to foreign destinations. guidelines on when to test newborns for virus, anding pregnant women who traveled during their pregnancies. >> we only have a handful of case, but the increase of zeek a. especially in northeast brazil, and the rise gives a lot of reason for concern, and now that the big task is to try to establish the link here. >> reporter: ther world health organization said that there's a spike in microcephaly, children born with abnormally small he heads and brains, and other countries who have not had outbreaks have not recorded cases of
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microcephaly. in brazil, they fuge gated for the upcoming drome. >> in the crowd, there would beer parts of people from brazil, which would help the virus get in, and with the carriers flying around, you could have an epidemic in this place. >> 18 new case of the zika virus, in addition to one earlier. they're in the southeast of the island, and the victims are mostly elderly. united airlines and the largest airlines said that they will waive the cancellation of fees for people who want to change countries where the zika virus is present. infectious it disease as more travelers come back to the united states with the virus, there could be more cases. >> i think that we could have more splurges or of clusters, but beyond that, i'm pretty confident that we will not have
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widespread zika virus. >> it's hard to spot. and of just one in five people infected have symptoms, like fever, rash and joint pain. >> there's no treatment for this virus. if you get inbe pecked, we can't give you a drug to cure you, and there's no vaccine yet. so the whole trick is to stay away from inbefected mosquitoes. >> reporter: which may be more difficult, because they expect the zika virus to spread into every country in north america he except canada and chill a. >> the children's hospital in houston, good to have you on the program. and let's pick up more from courtney's piece there. how likely is it that we'll see a widespread outbreak of the zika virus in the united states? >> thanks for having me o. and well, certainly, this virus is spreading pretty rapidly, and
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it's impressive how rapidly it's spreading. it has taken hold in brazil. and there of been 700,000 cases in columbia, south america and it's in mexico, and it's in six or seven caribbean islands, and i believe with this rate of transmission, we're going to see it widespread across the caribbean by the end of february. will it get into the gulf coast of the united states? i think that there's a real possibility. and i think that one piece that no one has really been talking about that we really have to take into consideration, is poverty, especially extreme poverty. so one of the reasons why there have been so many microcephaly cases in brazil, the women don't get adequate window screens, and there's degradation in the area, and the same things are present in haiti and the same conditions are present on the of gulf
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coast. i can drive through the areas of houston, texas, and you can see all of the be facterbs responsible for transmission in south america or the cryingian present here, and we have to take that very serious. >> how strong is the linkage -- you said it so well. microcephaly, and the zika virus? how it strong is the connection? >> well, the reports are he circumstantial evidence, and i think that the virus has been isolated, recovered from babies who have microcephaly, and we know that we can recover the virus, and the amniotic fluid from mothers, who carry with their unborn children, and it has been recovered by cd from the please entia. one of the problems that we're facing, nothing is published from the bio medical
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literature. this is alling happening from the world health organization alerts, and it's on media, and from colleagues and journalists, and that points out the flaw that we have in the whole system of bio medical publishing, which is something that we're taking through science. this is a good he poster child of how we publish scientific information and how it works. >> doctor, what should ex spent ant mothers and women trying to get pregnant know about this and what should they try to do to avoid this? the idea of avoiding inbefected mosquitos, that fields like a crap shoot. >> it must be an incredibly scary time to be a pregnant woman right now, especially if you're living in the caribbean, then what do you do? do you stay indoors in the air-conditioning? or when you go outside, be very careful about putting on
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protective measures with consultation with an obstetrician? those are not very foolproof practices and it's a tough time. the point is that zika is not only going to be a huge public health problem, but it has enormous socioeconomic consequences. the caribbean is going to take a hard hit on its economy, which is so dependent on the tourist industry, and we're seeing extreme measures being advised by minsters of health. and in el salvador, advising women not to be pregnant until 2018, so increasing numbers of birth cohorts. this is a virus that when it strikes adults, oftentimes productions only mild symptoms, or sometimes no symptoms at all. so the only way that you would know that the zika outbreak is occurring is nine months later when you start to see
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microcephaly cases appearing in the ob be stec tricks wards, and so when you look at the potential for the virus appearing on the gulf coast, especially in the regions of poverty. remember on the gulf coast, we have both species of mosquitoes that can transmit the virus, and we have to assume that the virus is going to hit the gulf coast of the united states. and back off. >> very quickly here, because i have to ask this, because i know that folks are asking this at home. and if you're pregnant, you can't use those deet based insect repellants, right? you can't use them. >> if you look at the be cdc website, they say that they're safe, but when i talk to my colleagues here at the
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hospital, they are often telling me that no, they don't recommend using deet because there are studies that there are problems. so there's a lot of confusion, and we're going to have to it sort that out. >> dr. peter hotez, director at children's hospital in houston. the water crisis in flint is turning into a national cause, and corporate america is stepping up, coca-cola and nestle and pepsi are teaming up to make drinking water available to rents. they're providing 6 million bottles of water, and celebrities have pledge to give thousands of dollars, sean, p. diddy puffy combs, whatever he's doing by this week, and mark wallberg. the water treatment plant is denying the allegations that he falsified reports of high levels of lead and copper in he
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homes last summer, and the operator failed to notify the operator for months, with misleading and inaccurate reports, and children and pregnant rim are being advised to stick to bottled water. and a criminal investigation is underway. we're learning more today when the grand jury invite about two anti-abortion activists who planned to sting planned parenthood. using fake drivers licensees and trying to purchase human organs, but where does the women's health clinic stand after the investigation into its conduct? aljazeera's libby casey is in washington for us, and libby, does this news put the controversy to rest for planned parenthood? >> it certainly is a win for planned parenthood, tony, not only that the organization wasn't charged. but the scrutiny is on the anti-abortion activists who are is attacking about, thank you busy not stopping republicans
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from going after planned parenthood. officials in texas are vowing to continue investigating planned parenthood. but the announcement that a grand jury will not charge the organization and instead charge the activists who went undercover has changed the debate. the leader of th the anti-abortn rights group, center for progress s. centered on violating a texas law for purchasing humor organs, and using i.d. cards with the intent to fraud. a statement saying, the only people engaged in wrongdoing are the criminals behind this fraud. after the center for medical progress released undercover video online last year, saying that it caught a planned parenthood official trying to sell aborted he fetal tissue. ing? that they denied. and republicans threatened to shut down government last year over funding for the grouch. >> tax dollars for planned
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planned. >> planned parenthood went on the offensive this month, suing for medical progress in san francisco, accusing iter targeting planned parenthood in a criminal enterprise. but the political fireworks over the organization has continued, including on the presidential campaign trail. candidate be mike huckabee, tweeting, it's a sick day in america when our government punishes those who do evil with a smart phone while accommodating those who perform it with a scalpel. and carl carm, said that in a president fiorina budget, there will not be a single dime for planned parenthood. she teamed last night's annual rally, the march for life. >> folks around the country demand a president who will protect access to safe and legal abortion, and who is tough enough to stand up to anyone who denies a woman the right to make their own healthcare decisions. >> reporter: eager to defend planned parenthood,
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hilliary clinton earned the organization's first ever primary endorsement earlier this month. republicans in eight it states have tried to fight planned parenthood through actions like stopping medicaid reimbursements through healthcare, and two are still open, in arizona and louisiana, but so far, the others have found no wrongdoing. >> as it failed, tony, it's certainly a political item. and while we're not hearing so much about it during the primary season, can you bet that it will flare up in the general be election when republicans and the general ticket have varying opinions. >> libby casey in washington, good to see you thank you,. there's a new development in the race for the white house, just six days before the first major test in the campaign, republican candidate, donald trump, said that he's pulling out of thursday's gop debate because of a disagreement with fox news. >> fox is playing games, and
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fox is going to make a fortune. i told them you should give money to the wounded warriors. i think that kelly is a third rater reporter, and they could do a lot better than megyn kelly, and i'll be making a decision with fox, but i will probably not do the debait. they picked me adds number one by far, but i won't be doing the debate. >> aljazeera's political respond, michael shure, what's this about? >> it's about an old feud that donald trump has with fox news. there's strategy to it as well, tony. donald trump is way ahead now, so why bother s. what he's saying, and it's because of what he says about megyn kelly. he doesn't like being in the debates with her, and he shared that opinion with our viewers a moment ago. but tony, it's also about fox news. they sent a memo to donald
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trump today. the memo out to fox news today, saying that donned donald, if he ever were president, he could never decide not to meet with vladimir putin, could not sit down, and could not have his twitter followers be his cabinet. so there's something a little rogue about donald trump from the beginning, and it was confirmed to us that he probably would not do it. phillip rucker from the washington post confirmed that allowen domesticky, the manager of trump's campaign, he last name be participating, and that's 100% non-negotiable. >> now to all of the media blitz republican candidate, ted cruz. and plus his endorsement from a fellow texan. and let's listen to his new ad attacking donald trump. >> how stupid are the people of iowa? >> donald trump -- >> so here's the question, can
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it make a bit of a difference here? >> it made a difference to howard dean in 202 2004 when he said that iowa doesn't matter. but people in their states don't like to hear that they're stupid, even if it's out of context, and donald trump was saying it after the poll numbers came in slipping, he was saying, how stupid can you be? i'm going to be the best president ever. but it's good for ted cruz in his campaign to get ahead now. also, jim gilmore, the governor of virginia, he made it back onto the undercard states.
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and the candidates come out of nowhere. >> before i let you go, president obama is meeting with bernie sanders tomorrow, and what is that meeting about? >> well, this is a meeting that was planned back in december. hilliary clinton on december 7th met with president obama in the oval office, and i think that it's a courtesy thing. and i think that sander's will be wondering if there's an endorsement. and the president won't endorse ahead of iowa. you have the two biggest candidates on the democratic side, not in iowa. tonight, sanderbs in minnesota, a rally and shares a media market. and not hilliary clinton tomorrow will be in new york for fundraisers, and bernie sanders in washington to meet with the president so, business outside of iowa ahead of iowa. >> and you're not in iowa. i don't know what that's about. we have to get you outside of los angeles and get you into funny hats and galoshes and
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boots. >> when next we meet, tony, you'll see a funny hat and a scarf. >> galoshes and boots. next up on the program, missing and murdered. what happened to indigenous canadians, and what the government is doing about it. filipino women, forced into sex slavery in world worldr ii.
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canada ruled that the government discriminated against children. the government officials were accused of not taking care of indigenous children s. as well as children of other races. the government accepts the ruling and plans to fix it as soon as possible. when justin trudeau was leaked a few months ago, he promised a national inquiry on why hundreds of indigenous women have disappeared and were murdered. they are six times more likely to be murdered than any other people in canada. >> reporter: five years ago, kyle's sister disappeared. >> she was seen getting into a red truck, and that's as far as we know. the guy was in his mid 30s, short, stocky. >> gabosh was 20 years old.
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>> there are so many indigenous women going missing? why are they vulnerable. >> they're eas easy prey. a lot of people think that they can get away with it. >> reporter: win paying has the largest indigenous population in canada and the highest crime and murder rates. many in the city are poor. >> i think that poverty makes people vulnerable to the point where they're more attractive to those predators, and there are many predators out there. >> reporter: bodies sometimes turn up in the river. the indigenous here feel that the government has largely ignored the violence, but now there's growing public awareness and a movement to change things. >> i just think that the people have had enough. it seems like -- >> reporter: the campaign to find out what happened to so many missing and indigenous
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women have turned up the momentum with so many in the government. with prime minister justin trudeau looking to improve the relations with the indigenous community. >> we have made this inquiry a priority for our government because those touch bid this national tragedy have waited long enough. >> reporter: by their own emission, the police say that they have had some 1200 cases over the past 30 years, and they're more likely to go missing than any other group of women, making up 16% of all oh, my goshes in canada. and representing just 3 had the 4% of the country's total population. of burn department smith's sister is another victim. >> i think definitely my sister being a woman. and being aboriginal and having a criminal record, a known drug user, and someone known to frequent the streets, all of those things played a role in
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how her case was investigated. if these were non-indigenous women, i'm sure that something would have been done a long time ago. >> reporter: the problem that people have, law enforcement appears to not prioritize the indigenous cases. >> it was in 2008 when her sister went missing, and this intersection windows her last known location, and according to the family, the police didn't bother looking into her case until ten days after she went missing. police plain that most missing cases, about 90%, are actually solved. and limited resources require them to judge which cases to this focus on. >> winnipeg handles 7,000 missing persons investigations per year, so on a daily basis, officers are coordinating and prioritizing and he assessing. >> reporter: feeling powerless, some family had members have taken matters in a
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their own hands. they spend their summers dragging the city's river, hoping to find clues. they say that they won't ever give up their search. >> they say time heals, but it doesn't get any easier, especially when you don't have any answers. you know, it feels like yesterday she went missing. >> it is unlikely a national inquiry will solve specific cases. the move is meant to examine the bigger picture, cases that led to a tragic trend. but proposals hope that at the very least, it will make it more fair and raise awareness, and make canada safer for its indigenous women. >> coming up tomorrow, a battle between british columnby and washington state about millions of gallons of sewage being dumped into the ocean. up next, gaining ground. syrian forces have taken a key
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town as peace talks are expected to begin later this week. and an outrage over a personal donation to the tune of nearly $700 million.
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>> the syrian army is gaining ground in the southern province. now, according to the human rights monitoring grup, it has captured a southern city from rebels, and the rebel fighters are denying the government's
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claim. aljazeera's gerald tan has more on what is being called a game changer >> reporter: the syrian flag flies in shaikh muskine. taking the town from the southern province. the mill tant forces entering the town center afterrer securing the supply lines. they are continuing on the outskirts. the importance of the ruined town can not be understated. it links damascus, withder a, where it began five years ago. they gave up the territory after the military forces began their campaign last september. the intervention is being seen as a game changer. >> it has turned around 180° for the regime since they came
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in last december. al qaeda was making gains into our province, and now there's a significant reversal which won't affect the rebels. >> the russian jets have carried out, they have just captured the key town, the russian arab bomb perfect barred. is being criticized for being indiscriminate. the kremlin insists that isil and other groups are being targeted. some human rights groups say that their airstrikes have killed more civilians than fighters. >> the united nations special envoy to syria has sent the invitations to now delayed peace talks, but it's not clear who is or who should be on the list. aljazeera's diplomatic editor,
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james bays has more from geneva >> reporter: after five years of a war in syria, whenever there's a diplomatic initiative, we have seen more increased fighting on the ground. and we saw it with the talks in geneva, and the leave that you're seeing military initiatives right now, days before the talks are about to stop, because stefan, the u.n. envoy, who is going to convene these talks, has said that one of the first things on the agenda is trying to get ceasefires in place, in places in syria, as well as humanitarian access. i think when the various parties, and in this case, the syrian government here, that possibly a ceasefire is coming soon, they clearly try and make some military gains before that ceasefire, because they know that once there's a ceasefire, the military situation will be frozen. so i think what you're seeing
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on the ground right now in syria, and in particular in the last few hours in derra is linked to the fact that there's be process pacts that the talks at the end of the week. >> reporting from geneva, denmark's lawmakers have controversial new measures of keeping them out. seeing incoming refugees valuables, and seize more than $1,400 in dollars. exempt are those with emotional value like wedding rings, and lawmakers say that it's to cover the cost of food and housing, and also the period that the refugees have to wait before applying for relatives to join them will be extended for three years. children rig to find out if they can escape the squaller of the refugee camp known as the jungle. they came to light because of a british woman who gave up her job to help these women.
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>> it's not much more than survival. everywhere, there are expressions of yearning to go to the uk, but this woman has given hope to the children here. lauren griffith gave up her job, and she has spent the entire autumn and winter walk the camp, trying to find unaccompanied minors who have relatives and have the right to leave the place. four young people and came to the uk last week. >> it's something that i will treasure forever. they have been in this place for four or five months, but they haven't seen their family in two years. >> laura spends much of her time in the syrian parts. this tent was the home of one of the boys who went to the uk. >> i think that the misconception is that they're warm, they're not, they're dry,
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you can pad the inside with blankets, but it's still freezing. >> hello, how are you? >> reporter: last week's historic had legal victory for children has left the rest here beside themselves with excitement. as we were talking, 15-year-old mohamed turned up. his uncle and brother already live in britain and he can't understand why he can't get on the train as well. and laura tries to keep his spirits up. >> he has given me his wallet to see. >> we have to see where mohamed has to live while the uk authorities decide whether he can be with his family. it's bitterly tol cold inside. >> i think that we're going to do, the doctor is going to come out and see you, and we don't know yet what will happen. it's torture. they have seen their friends leave. and they're in the same process, and they're still here, and they have the same
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legal right. >> hi, how are you? >> as we walk the camp, more and more children come to laura to ask how she's progressing with their cases, the uk government is deciding whether to contest the ruling on whether the children here have the right to is it be with their families, and in the meantime, they're stuck. >> i've identified about 150 to 200 unaccompanied children with family in the uk. and they have a legal right to go there. >> reporter: living here and even sleeping here, they're exhausted in the cold. and all of the basics. laura's assistance has given hope to many more children left without their families, and it will become clear if the coming weeks if the british government steps in to provide the help that she's currently providing. >> rouhani continues his tour of europe to sign lucrative trade deals, and now that the sanctions are lifted against the country, he met today with
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the hope. >> the visit by president rouhani to the vatican is significant. it is the first time that the iranian president is meeting a pope since the president met john paul 2nd in 1999. during this visit, pope francis is expected to urge president rouhani to use his influence and his good offices with the regime in syria to try to mover forward efforts to get peace talks substantiated again. resident rouhani is in europe for the first time. and in general, it's all about ending iran's isolation, both politically and economically. and on the economic side, there are obviously big opportunities for western companies to do business, and to invest in iran but also, one note of caution,
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the sanctions have been lifted but a mechanism exists for them to be reimposed at any moment if international monitors decide that iran is violating the nuclear agreement. >> it turns out that a piece of debris, found three days ago off the coast of thailand, does not belong to the malaysian passenger jet. it washed ashore on saturday. and it brought much speculation. it disappeared in 2014 with 209 people onboard. and the malaysian attorney general has cleared the country's prime minister in a long-running corruption scandal. at issue, the source of $681 million transferred into his private bank account. the attorney general ruled today that the money was a gift from the saudi royal family. and there was nothing illegal about it. more from aljazeera's ramen in
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koala lu lumpur. >> er various media outlets have been speculating as to what the conclusion of the attorney general's report would be into the investigation over allegations of corruption made against the prime minister. well, those allegations have been put to one side by his statement at a press conference on tuesday, saying that the prime minister had done no wrong, and that there were no reasons for anyone to think that the prime minister had done anything corrupt. and the donation of over $600 million was made by sources within the saudi royal family. but the actual scenario now leads to as many questions as it does solutions. questions within his own party as to what happened to the money, and there will be questions about whether he should stay on as prime minister with the cloud hanging over him.
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because the opposition is certainly not going to let this issue lie. and they will completely continue to hammer the ruling party as this country heads toward a general be election within the next two years. do they want to lou him to step aside? had allow a new face to take helm of the party and lead into the general election. all of those questions will perhaps be answered in the next few weeks. >> the emperor of japan arrived in the philippines this morning. the five-day trip is the first official visit by japanese royalty. the two countries have been working on relations and trade. the philippines is waiting for an apology from japan for using it's women as sex slaves during the occupation in world war ii. more from manilla.
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>> reporter: fighting for justice, these women have kept silent most of their lives. traumatized and slam dunk, being forced into sexual slavery by the japan imperial army during world war ii. bustamante is nearly 90 years old and she clearly recalls the day that she was abducted. >> one japanese soldier started to rape me while the other two held my arms and legs down. when he was done, the other one started, though i was screaming because of the pain that my body was in, they kept at it. >> reporter: she's one of almost 200 filipino women who first came forward 25 years ago. they said that they were he kept as sex slaves in so-called comfort stations to service imperial soldiers. they are still waiting to be recognized initially and offered an unequivocal apology by the government japan.
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the japanese prime minister will be in the philippines for five days, but it's not up for discussion. japan signed a reparation agreement in 195 of. 1956, and though it focused on infrastructure, the philippine government considers it closed. japan has become the largest aid donor to the philippines, and now over concerns of chinese intentions in the region, the two countries are strengthening their defense cooperation, and that could see japanese forces back in the philippines. >> i think that the philippine government, they are so dependent on the economic relations, i think that they are giving greater priority to the large aid and bigger political issues. unfortunately, that rel gates this aspect of history to the back door. >> women likeillya bustamante
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said that it's hard. >> i wan i want to ask for whaty did to us. >> every year, there are fewer left. they long for an official apology from the japanese government. only then, they say, can they start to reclaim the dignity taken from them 75 years ago. aljazeera, man ill actually. >> the white house made it easier for american companies to do business in cuba. the obama administration is lifting restrictions. the move allows for deals cuba, and until now, the u.s. products shipped to the island nation had to be paid for in cash in advance, or route to a third world country. coming up, warmer temperatures in the northeast with a record snowfall, but
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causing other problems, and a disappearing lake. how a bustling body of water dried up in a matter of years.
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>> take a look at this -- it's incredible -- drone footage showing the erosion of cliff side apartment buildings in california. el nino storms have been hitting them hard and causing property damage almost daily. the residents have been had allowed to collect their things, but have been
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restricted from living in the coastal homes. warmer weather is heading to the east coast. and hardest-hit states are cleaning out from the storms, but with higher temperatures comes the threat of flooding, and kevin is here with more on that. >> that's right, today, in new york city, 48°, it was a mess outside. and when you have a situation like this, in washington d.c., and you have melting going on, you have flooding, and when the storm drains don't get cleaned out, street flooding going to be a problem. look at the area, and we're not just talking about washington, but down georgia and the carolinas, and up to new england. thest mats are coming in on how much the storm is going to cost. some estimates are $850 million, and it could go even higher than that. and just in economic terms, for the airlines' losses, they're talking about $230 million just
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for them. they have also classified the storm by its strength as an estimate. the scale has come out in 2004, classifying the northeastern storms from 1-5. there have only within two storms like this to het in the winter. and this one is going to be a category 4. so it's a strong storm. and only ten have been category 4s, how much money it's going to cost, yet to be determined. but what we're going to say, we have a front coming through, and we have a lot of warming temperatures today. down to washington, 50°, and tomorrow, it's going to be warmer as well in the morning, temperatures still above freezing for this area of washington. about 34. what's going to happen, the front is going to go through, and we're going to see a back and forth of freezing temperatures in the morning, and in the afternoon, going to the 40s, new york city. 39° there. so we'll be watching it very
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carefully. temperatures back in the 40s. well above. >> well, if you're in some of the southern states, you have to have 40s. and you'll get rid of a lot of that snow, right? thank you, good to see you. the second largest lake in bolivia has completely dried up. there was once water and waves, and now it's a desert. thousands of animals died and people lost their livelihood. and climate change is to blame. what used to be lake po-po. >> reporter: there was once water as far as the eye could see. lake po-po covered 2300 kilometers, it used to have fish, and it was home to thousands of migrating birds. now it's all gone. bowlive use's second largest lake finally dried up in he
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december. only bugs are left preying on their carcasses. the fisherman shows us where the pier used to be. he packed his fishing boat away. only a weeks ago, he was still fishing here. >> in 2014, there was a strong wind blowing, the water, and the algae began to disappear. we were helpless, and now the lake is completely dry. the only thing left are our tools. our boats and our memories. >> reporter: nearly 150 families, who ride on the fishing industry, are moving out or have already left. the government of the region have declared it a natural disaster zone. the governor said that he's willing to find ways to bring the water back, but tainment, he is hoping that rain will
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come. >> interpreter: in the in the meantime, in the long run, we have top find water source, and i'm not convinced that rain will bring it back again. >> the lake has dried up in the past. and now they're blaming a phenomenon. scientists say that el nino used to happen every 10-15 years, but now global warming has made it more recurrent and has given the lake a chance to renew it's water cycle. it's also because they have diverted the water supplies from a basin that it shares are with chile. the biologists say that the fate of the lake is irreversible. >> we have altered the hydro logical cycle. >> he agrees.
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>> now we have to immigrate. and my wife has to beg in the streets. that's how we're surviving. >> but he's not ready to give up the life on the lake just yet. he's guarding his nets and boat and hoping that one day the water returns. >> still ahead, remembering the incredible life of actor the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> in oregon, arms protesters are wrestling with their political opponents. kelly challenged governor chris christie to a ten-round sumo match yesterday to settle their difference, in nothing but a sumo belt. and he called him little brother, and he called on him to fight to end the occupation. >> let's slap bill he's. i'm talking about ten belts. now, you in one of those. we constitutional folk, we'll disburse. >> the video challenge was in response to christy's comments this month about the 25--day standoff. he said that oregon folks should not risk the life of protesters. the doomsday clock, a countdown to global catastrophe. and we're still just minutes
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away. >> reporter: it has been a year of breakthroughs, of global climate change agreements, and the iran nuclear deal done. but according to the bulletin of atomic scientists, it's not enough to move their hands of time. they say the world is still just 3 minutes from utter catastrophe. nothing has changed from last year. in part because more nuclear weapons are being made. >> nuclear modernization pacts continue, and china and north korea are all increasing their nuclear arsenals, and the u.s. and russia are modernizing there's. it's very hard to rely on nuclear weapons when you expect to spend $350 billion modernizing them. >> this clock has been getting attention for 59 years, and critics say that the fear it spreads has only encouraged more countries to get more
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nuclear weapons, and it has had real and deadly consequences. >> case in point, the war in iraq which began in 2023, is an at i proliferation law. and more will be dead than hireshima and nagasaki it combined. >> the other threat is climate change. and what the world has agreed to do is not enough to stop the very worst impacts on the planet. >> are you ready for a commander in chief? >> the doomsday clock people the people to challenge their politicians, but that's unlikely in this election year. >> it will be a long and somewhat -- let's put it this way -- dissolutioning year as we elect a new president. my hopes are that we will elect a president who is totally fitted for the job. >> it is still an open question as to who will be the next one who will hold the u.s. nuclear
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codes, and they say the outcome will determine which way the clock moves next. aljazeera, washington. >> and finally, the legendary character actor, abe bagota has died. he's best-known for his role in the godfather. he's remembered as saturday fill fish in the 70s sitcom, barney miller. his passing is attributed to old age. john seigenthaler is back. thanks, we begin with a fall out following a racially charged police shooting in cleveland, started by a police chase and ended in a hail of bullets, 13 officers firing more than 137 rounds into a car killing two inside. they were unharmed. today the department issued its findings in the disturbing case. richelle carey has the latest. >> i