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>> hello. welcome to al jazeera america. i am jonathan betz in new york. back in power, a familiar place, but this time, he is talking about changes. syria's largest city. many killed are children. south africa, now the focus on fulfilling nelson mandela's legacy. a secret kept from the nsa. information that snowden might still hold might be worth his freedom.
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>> tonight, south america's wealthiest country had a new liter, chile has elected michelle bechelet. lucy i can't newman in santiago. >> she is back. chile's michelle bachelet, elected against on the promise of ambitious reforms to make south america's economy stable. >> the constitution for a democracy that ensures rights for people and guarantees that the voice of the pour majority will not be silenced in the minority. the appeal is unquestionable.
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this will guarantee my study can study for free. >> no match for bachelet which seems to be the high abstension. the low voter turnout a big disappointment. >> they are making the point that they are not coming to vote because it's not to do the reforms. >> that won't be chile's biggest challenge. >> she has tefl jokingly told crowds that they have such big expectations, they believe she cans fix marital programs. she is afraid those expectations may be unrealistically high. >> free quality education to all to better distribution of we can't and a new constitution.
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voters expect results. >> fulfilling her promises is going to be difficult. we are more likely to see student protests and people on the seats protesting again next year than we are to see at the end of next year. >> bachelet may feel as though she has the world ol her shoulders but at this it was time to simply savor her victory. lucia newman, santiago. >> new devastation in syria tonight, dozens being called the worst bombing there in six months. syrian army helicoptered dropped so-called barely bombs over allepo. >> this is being described by
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activists as one of the worst days of the syrian war in a long time. helicopters were used to drop barrel bombs on at least 10 neighborhoods in allepo. begging for help. >> we have not rested since morning. more than 10 different areas in allepo came under heavy bombardment. they wereshelled by barrels and missiles. this is the only equipment the civil defense team has. we don't have any other tools. >> it's not the first time. they are made of large cylinders or oil drums packed with explosives and helicopters. they may be aimed at more fighters, among these attacks on
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east earn aleppo. people in the middle east have seen in
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they feel. >> in russia and europe until today, the conversation with ukraine is open and they signed the agreement they opened today, they decided they are not going to anymore. i said this message from europe, the tougher message from europe came because the president is meeting with putin on tuesday,
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to put pressure on him saying, you need to do what you want to do but we are not going to be there the message is to talk to putin, before you sign any agreements you are. >> describe. >> it has always been a line of
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defense, on so to speak between europe and russia because parts of the ukraine used to be poland, and that is where the west ends. and so that was always between -- them, russia and first of all. and second of all, europe always wanted -- europe always wanted ukraine. for example, during the second world war, hitler wanted ukraine. he wanted to turn it in to a model for nazi world view because it also, also ukraine was known as the bread basket of europe. it has wheat, wonderful populations. so, it's great to have it in its camp. >> now as we see the crisis here, the protests are growing. ukraine is in this tug of war 2010 russia and europe. a lot of people ask: ideal
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can't they have both? why can't then a deal with russia and europe. >> it is a fantastic question. i talked to many people in kiev in the protest, and they are asking the same question. and that is where the problem is. it's where politics comes in. they should have -- they should -- they shouldn't need to choose. they should be able to to be a part of europe and part of russia and have all of these relationships, and yet politics and relationship between putin and the west, period, really creates that kind of very unfortunate situation. >> part of our earlier conversation with nina chookrus one of the most iconic leaders is laid where his life began. >> there were songs of tears.
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the walk to the grave of the civil rights leader. around the world, cameras were turned off so the family could have those final moments in private. there was also a prayer. he was lowerred into the ground. more now from nick schifrin in africa. >> good afternoon, jonathan. it all came /* a leader with dignity. >> the remote village where he grew up, mandela's long walk to freedom ended. they called him south africa's latest son. they thanked him for leading apartheid, teaching the world grace. then they buried him in the soil he loved. >> i lost a brother. my life is in a void, and i don't know who to turn to.
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>> a fountain of wisdom, a pillar of strength. and a beacon of hope. all those fighting for a chance for world order. snoots. >> it was a christian ceremony and a traditional tribunal ceremony. away from cameras, the family slaughtered an ox and draped it with animal skin. 95 candlings, one for each year after remarkable life. >> tolerance and forgiveness. >> in the village where he started that life, screens broadcast the burial. mandela was proud coming home. he called himself a country boy. like mandela, a young member of the national african con
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congress. >> us, the generation that came up know unity and reconciliation. >> right there. >> mandela dreamed of a country. he has also said, you can make a difference with one thing. >> mandela greeted his nabors on morning walks. >> leadership, reconciliation. >> the behind the compound, they are watching on t.v. >> al leader? >> a man of the people, you
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know. >> the sky, in local area, rain signals. mandela's long walk is finally, over. >> his life began in the hills that surround me. he walked to school barefoot. it was an extraordinary life that teaches us a lesson. as his granddaughter put it today, it's up to each of us to achieve anything we want. >> south africa tonight, a new job still ahead on al jazeera. the tactics of north korea's secretive dictator. >> the man who brought the story of lawrence arabia has died. imoflt who have done their duty in their efforts to if find job but there are others who do not. it's time to step up and take care of one ever its own.
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after seven years, our family should not be struggling each day without this loving, caring man we love so much. the rawrnian government excess they don't know where bob levinson is, the video was sent from a pakistani internet cafe but then the investigation goes cold. randall pinkston, al jazeera. >> trueman national security project and a former marine corps intelligence officer. andrew let's start with what we heard from the government, which has
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this this this. >> the obama administration doesn't agree. they are promising the president will announce possible changes to some of the spying programs next month, the ones we know about that is. it's believed we have only seen about 1% of what snowden has. the other 99%, turns out, not even the u.s. government knows what that will reveal. paty guhlhane, washington. this comes as president obama screes changes to the nsa. a panel delivered recommendations on friday. later, i spoke with rachel elevenson who highlighted one suggestion she feels could make
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a big difference. >> well, one of the most important ones that the review group seems to be making or that we are hearing that it's making is that the profits by which the nsa and the department of justice get their requests met before the special court that deals with the secret court that deals with requests to obtain foreign intelligence. >> uh-huh. >> that that would change and that there would be an opportunity sort of for the other side to be represented, not just the government side. >> because right now, the public, the people who, i guess, are being spied on, don't really have a voice when it comes to that special secret court. correct? >> that's exactly right. there is no advocate for the public. what there is an advocate for the government. and i have no doubt that the people making the case are, in most cases, acting in good faith. they are making the best argument thing. that's their job. but the way that our courts usually work is that there are strong voices for both sides. and right now, there is a voice
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only for one. >> a sign of instability and danger in the region is how secretary of state john kerry described the execution of jing fait. he made the comments during a sunday morning news show earlier today. >> it tells us a lot about, first of all, how ruthless and reckless he is. and it also tells us a lot about how insecure he is to a certain degree. it tells us a significant amount about the instability internally of the regime with the numbers of discussions. this is not the first execution. there have been a significant number of executions taking place over the last months which we are aware of. and most importantly, it underscores the importance for all of us of finding a way forward with north korea in order to denuclearize the peninsula. >> kim's uncle was considered the second most powerful leader in north korea. the wife of executed uncle
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appears to be safe. she was named to an ad hoc state committee. it may indicate she has not lost influence. she did help groom kim jung il as the next leader. this is his second publication since the execution of his uncle last week. tomorrow will be a year since the gang rape and murder of after woman in new dehli shocked the world. six men attacked a 23-year-old medical student. four have been sentenced to death. here is a report on whether women feel any safer. >> one year ago. police try to keep angry protesters back. they were outraged by the rape of a medical student. the government responded by toughening sentences for crimes committed against women. it doesn't seem to have helped much. 600 women and girls reported being raped in new dehli in the next few months. very few men were prosecuted
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successful. others insist progress is being made but slowly. >> we have taken the first step. we are hesitant and reluck tant to move to the next step of allowing this conversation to enter our families and homes and letting it be understood that this violence can only be removed if we actually i am bible equality in spirit. >> then there is enforcing those laws. police say they have increased patrols and there are now more fem officers on the beat. many people aren't convinced. but one former police officer says the authorities are working harder to protect victims of rape. >> we should get these much earlier, the statements of the witnesses and the victim are now gaining credibility. >> that hasn't stopped the attacks. in the last year, rapes after minor in new dehli, a tourist and a photo journalist in mumbai
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have highlighted the fact that rape remains a major problem. >> this is where the medical student was attacked a year ago. and since then, politicians have been forced to address the issue of violence against women. in the city's rebate state aelections, all three promised to make the capital safer but with 600 rapes reported last year, a lot more work has to be done. rebecca is here with weather because a big chunk of the country has been hit by a lot of snow recently. >> so much snow. >> a lot of snow. >> have you waxed your snowboard yet? >> my skis? i am going to have to. there is one good side to all of this. >> the ski resorts are so happy in the northeast. now, we have snow coming in for around two and it's not going to be as much snow as we did in the last couple of days. snow? illinois, stretching toward
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indianapolis and ohio overnight tonight. this little band of snow is going to be making its way to the east. but, yes, it is the powder. >> that's what those powder helms real about. killington, vermont. this is the picture of the day. we had anywhere from 13 to 18 inches reported around vermont but also, new hampshire sky resorts. new york upstate, 18 to 20s inches of fresh snow and fresh powder out there. but the snow is going to be keeping the roads on the icy/snowy side in the central midwest. we will see forecasts for monday keep the snow around the great lakes. >> that's where we will have the highest accumulation, anywhere from three to six inches potentially in the heaviest band, but most areas will see anywhere from about two four inches of snow. and then, as we get into monday night, early tuesday, that snow is going to make its way across new york, pennsylvania again and west virginia will get some snow out of this. here is the good news. not a lot of ice coming in with this one. we are just going to be
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downright cold. so, right now, with temperatures at two degrees for minneapolis, that's a dry powder as we go over to new york, 34. so, not quite set up for snow just yet for new york. of course, it can snow above freezing. but we are probably not going to get snow here in the new york area until we get later into our tuesday morning. so, the primary issue for the morning commute monday will be to watch out for black ice because the low temperatures are going to be down in single digital from chicago and new york will be dropping down to 21 degrees. yeah, mopped is going to be cold for the northeast, and we are going to expect arctic air to blast out and set maine up for more powder for those ski resorts but, also, we are going to expect that snow to get a little wetter, a little slushier, always harder to drive in that kind of snow. >> that's what we've got on the way. temperatures getting a little closer to normal farther to the south. but jonathan, oh, yeah, we are going to get a little more snow coming through. >> we will see it again. thank you, rebecca.
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thanks. actor best known for his role in "lawrence of arab i can't" has died, peter o'toole passed away at a london hospital yesterday. a look at his life and his work. >> do you think i am just anybody, ali? do you? >> lawrence of arab i can't made him a star. over the next half century, he became a legend, aking in more than 40 films. he played a young king henry ii in 1964's beckett. >> i warn you, there can be only one justice in this country and that is the king's. >> an older henry, ii, four years later in "the lion in winter". >> i didn't want to lose you. >> born in 1932, peter shamus o'toole was the son of an irish book maker and scottish nurse. he left school at the age of 14 to become a journalist and join the yorkshire evening news. after his editor told him he would never make if as a reporter, o'toole turned to
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acting. he made his big screen debut in 1959's "the savage innocence" but it was lawrence directli di world war i scene that made him famous. his roles were reverse, ag naval officer in lord jim. >> cowards and heroes are ordinary men who for a split second do something out of ordinary. >> he was nominated eight times for academy awards, most recently in 2006 in the movie combat venus" but he never won. the largest number of acting nominations without a win in the academy's history. though 10 years ago, he did accept an honorary oscar for lifetime achievement. >> always a bridesmaid, never a bride. >> when he joined other hollywood stars leaving his hand and footprints in the cement in front of grammans chinese
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theater, he acknowledged being a hard time lady's man. >> it's many years since i had an intimate relationship with cement. >> through it all, he maintained a positive attitude. >> the greatest respect, i am still at it. and i will tell you, i am looking forward to the next one. >> that's what i -- that's my favorite film, the next. >> peter o'toole leaves behind ex-wife and three children. he was 81. >> i hope we never die. >> so do i. >> you think there is any chance of it? >> and immortality achieved through a life on the silver screen. al jazeera. >> a hollywood legend. still ahead on al jazeera america, sectarian violence and food shortages. the situation seems to grow worse every day in the central african republic.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i am jonathan betz with the headlines tonight. round 2 for michelle bachelet. she won a landslide victory. her first term ended 3 years ago. she left an 84% approval rating. >> dozens killed, including 15 children. barrel bombs dropped over aleppo, being called the worst bombing there in six months. a jrn for nelson mandela ended today, the world statesman was laid to rest in qunu, south africa. people watched the funeral on t.v. at the end, the tarmz were turned offcameras were turned off so people could grief. >> scholars will study nelson mandela's life and legacy.
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his official archive in joe hanses berg, tonya page gives us a tour. >> for this year. >> the center of memory is full of the predictable but, also, the strange and unusual. >> if you look at this one here it's from arnold schwarzenegger >> arnie and madiba. >> the gift that was given to madiba. >> he is behind her? >> he is behind her, yes. >> who is that? >> these oprah winfrey. as well as being a historical record of nelson mandela's life, it's a place people can get through the mythology. his most personal documents are in the vault. >> this is his mother's death certificate. he asked for permission to attend the funeral. as the son, he wanted to bury her, but he wasn't allowed.
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>> there are private letters to his then wife winnie and diary entries. one which documents an argument with his current wife. >> is this connection of carrying a butter in relation to this image of him, saintly image, he became the face of the struggle, but i think increasingly as he has grown older felt very uncomfortable with that. >> this is madiba's office since 2002. madiba used to come in here almost every day. as he retired, really retired in 2004, he reduced the amount of time he used to come. >> here mandela was surrounded by people who inspired and inflew inced him. few knew the complexity of a man millions lived into. the man and the myth. tanya page, al jazeera america, johannesburg. >> in the central african
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republic the president offered to talk to members of the christian leaders. fighting has displaced thousands and killed hundreds in recent weeks. people forced to flee their homes are struggling to hope without food or basic medical supplies. nazine mashuri sent us this update. >> it is a big story of the day. the president said he is in negotiations with the christian militia group. we haven't found clear evidence it's one united group. it's not clear whether there are ordinary villages who are taking part in this uprising or whether they are backed by the former president who wants to come back and grab power here at the same time, we are hearing reports from a french newspaper that there was an altercation between selica forces and french special forces on the tarmac before the french president left. i think there are question marks
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about the authority of michelle here and how much control he has not only over those forces but how much power he has in any negotiations with his enemies. at the same time, the humanitarian crisis is getting worse. we are hearing reports that food distributions aren't happening in the camp at the airport where there are around 50,000 people now because of inexecute there, people wielding machetes and trying to grab food as it's being distributed. women are sleepingly in the baking heat but when it ranges, there is absolutely no shelter. disease is rife. miliaria and other diseases as well and the doctors who are operating are overwhelmed. >> india, some are outraged over
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a law that outlaws gay sex. >> the supreme court recently reversed an order that decriminalized homosexuality. signs said "no going back." other protests took place across the country. in spain, anger is growing against a proceed proceeposal t restrict protests. it would fine $40,000 for things like insulting the state. it's seen as a moves to shut down the economic crisis. >> ireland's economy appears to be improving. after three years of cutbacks, ireland is the first eurozone country to leave the bail out program. the prime minister made the announcement. >> we have far too many people out of work. jobs are being created.
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it's still too high. our public finances are moving toward a sustainable position. internationally, our good name and credibility have been restored. thanks to these efforts, ireland will exit. tomorrow morning, ireland will stand as a full member of the eurozone. >> san francisco is enjoying a building boom. a unique law there requires investors to invest in public projects of the $50 million over the next 5 years is expected. not everyone is welcome be the growth. >> while cities like detroit struggle to pay bills and make do with the infrastructure they have, san francisco is celebrating growth. if a developer wants to build here, san francisco requires the builder to pay to create a park, improve a sidewalk, fix a road or some other needed improvement as part of the project.
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is it i planner kirstin dishinger is drilled that the impact fees are rolling in and going to good use. >> projects that were kind of in a slump period as far as new projects came together to enable us to have projects all at once. she said the city anticipated $63 million for the next five years. instead, it will get $110 million to xwroif the look of many of the city's neighborhoods. >> so this is going to be a new housing project with some retail on the ground floor. >> planners say 4600 new units are currently under construction in the city. this is the highest rate of housing production in more than 10 years in san francisco. >> the landscaping all the way down the block. >> san francisco scott wiener says new buildings need to take care of their new tenants.
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>> we need to improve street scaping and make transit improvements. janet land borne likes the renovation. >> it's more well defined. it looks safer. >> but others are uncomfortable with the newly built whole foods store and conto dos in this neighborhood even though a new plaza was part of the project. >> a pricey market across the street from safe way for all of the new rich people that are pushing everyone out of their long-term leases and homes. i think it's kind of disgraceful. >> well, some are struggling with the rapidly growth. most people do like the idea of getting around more quickly fifty % president impact fees goes toward transportition improvement. a bus lane will shave six minutes off the current travel time. city leaders say they spent 10 years investigating what each community needed to connect
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infrastructure with construction growth with the new buildings and parks being built alongside them, they feel all of that planning is finally, paying off. lisa barnard, al jazeera, sab francisco. >> a lot of growth. mikes is here with sports. is the n.f.l. picture anything but clear? >> starting to run out of games but it's murky. the patriots and the dolphins had an affect on the top and bottom portion of the afc play-off standing. this game was back and forth today until dolphins quarterback ryan tanahill i with 115 to go, tom brady was looking to pull off a second half rally. you have to give it up to the dolphins going down to the war to give them the lead with a chance to win it and, of course, brady and patriots had won 3 straight games but not today as michael moore picks off brady and giving miami a third
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straight win. here is a look at the current playoff seedings in the afc. if the post-season were to stop today these would be the tom four seeds with denver in home field advantage. now, the chiefs are pretty much a lock for one of the two wild card berths and miami has the inside tract although the refunds could take it away from the dolphins if baltimore beats detroit. san diego with an outside chance of the playoffs. in the nfc with the long card a long, a win over the browns kept nem in a hunt. jay cutler first start since november 10th. bears would win 38 to 31. now, chicago's win gives them a temporary lead in the nfc north something they would relinquish if loins beat ravens tomorrow night. san francisco, carolina both
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holding commanding positions for the two wild card spots. both of them still, believe it or not, have a chance to claim division title if they win out. but if not, arizona could sneak in and grab a play-off spot. now, to international football. glasgow scotland suffered a horrific i knew dept arrest a helicopter crashed into a public. 10 people have died from that accident. frank mcewen was one of the fire fighters who worked all through the night at the crash scene. later that day, he managed to cap in his football club in a scottish club match. lee welling reports >> reporter: a typically friday night in a glasgow bar ended in scenes of barely imaginable horror. a helicopter suddenly plunged into the roof, with 10 people dying and many more injured. fireman frank mcewen worked all night on the rescue operation but he is a footballer. later that day, he was needed to capital his club against clyde.
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>> just line anybody who has a job to do. the families and victims. got to do your job and it's important that it goes as smoothly as possible. >> what time did you leave the crash scene? >> you lift about half 7, 8:00 o'clock that morning and straight home. always going to play. what the are while his teammates can rely on their captain, he knows hour important their is. you know, double-check, to make sure. i am not going to make session for them. the club is semi professional
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playing in the third tear of the scottish league. many of the players have to juggle football with their day jobs. in this case, the cup replay against clyde. >> if football has a sole, maybe it will be found here within of the off the top of my head in the world. a response to conceding with goal by scoring four of their own the goal in front, the right man at the right time. one more win will equal their best ever performance in the cup. a referred manager born famously remarked that football is not a matter of life and death the it's more than important than that. if anyone has the right perspective on this, it's frank mcewen. >> it's a game at the end of the day. at least a lot of people, and it's just a game. makes you appreciate what you have got. it makes you appreciate how lucky you are.
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>> lee we willings, al jazeera, glasgow. >> too often in the sports we use the word hero a little too loosely. he is a hero by what he did wat that public. >> ewaste is on the rise. still ahead on al jazeera america. what to do with all of the world's tech trash. >> start with one issue education... gun control... the gap between rich and poor... job creation... climate change... tax policy... the economy... iran... healthcare... ad guests on all sides of the debate. >> this is a right we should all have... >> it's just the way it is... >> there's something seriously wrong... >> there's been acrimony... >> the conservative ideal... >> it's an urgent need... and a host willing to ask the tough questions >> how do you explain it to yourself? and you'll get... the inside story ray suarez hosts inside story weekdays at 5 eastern only on al jazeera america still experienced some racial tension. so my parents who both started out in segregated schools made
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sure i knew my history as a young african american girl. they made me learn about martin luther king's march on washington and watch nelson mandela's acceptance speech when he first took the podium as president. >> so help me god. >> fast forward 17 years later. i'm an eager college senior. and it's no surprise i chose south africa as the place to go for my fellowship. when i got there, i started teaching kids in one of the country's poorest townships, kids all born the year that mandela was freed. they were, as we say in south
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the anger all one sided? i hear rumblings from the people who cover the heat that the heat are not in love with players in the payer side, there is real hate here. >> there better be. they can really mess it up for them. when they dislike there, yeah, i think there is dislike but they've got the bravado. they got their chests out. it's still their game. but that's where the home court advantage is important, this game is important because miami used game seven to advance to the championship. they don't get one tonight, i mean, they don't get one in the end, that game seven here in indianapolis could be a problem.
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countries around the world are struggling with how to handle all of our tech trash, those cell phones, laptops, computes and other electronics that choke landfills and can have dangerous levels of toxins. those gadgets damage not just the environment but some people's health. >> year after year, we buy more electronic gadgets, toys, computers and appliances, but when those consumer electronics break or become obsolete, they end up being thrown out. they frequently contain gold, silver and copper, also, lead and recycling them, if it's done like this in india, is a dangerous and toxic job. >> this contains a lot of hazardous and scarce metal, for example, and they are not easy to treat. this is why it's very much
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need needed, the appropriate recycling is taking plates and if these valuables are wasted, then it's a loss of resources as well. >> so kuntz trees are moving toward savory cycling and reuse of ewaste. it's feared the increasing demand for electronics will overwhelm existing facilities. this could see millions of tons of waste dumped into landfills. the u.n. report says 48.9 milli 48.9 million tons of e waste was produces last year. this is expected to rise to 65.4 million tons by 2017. the largest producers are china and the u.s. they produced 11 million tons and 10 respectively last year. each chinese % produced 5 to do 40 kill grams of high level tash this compares to americans who produced almost six times this, 29.8 kilograms.
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a u.n. initiative has created an online interacting map that looks at one 84 current trees and compares how much e waste each generates and how much it disposes. >> the e waist issue is an issue for both, developing in transition countries but the developed world. even in the developed world, we have the issue that we are facilitiesing here low collection rates despite having very good e waste management systems in plates. so the consumer also has to play a certain role here and he has to be aware and take action. >> let's hope the math will give governments and companies dealing in e waste a bit of sense of the problem. then, perhaps, they can move in mountain and ensure its recycled or deposed of safely. terric bays lee. al jazeera. >> senators discuss how the united states has this is e waste, tim stephens, an editor at large, via skype from albany.
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thiev thanks for being with us. >> what does the united states do with these computers and gadgets? a lot of assume it goes to the land phil. is that the case? >> a lot of it does for sure but there are plenty of recycling initiatives in the u.s. there is nothing on the federal level yet. 25 states have passed regulations that require that anybody selling electronics, manufacturing in those states basically allow those devices to be recycled through they want. most of that legislation has nothing to do with what happens to those devices after you turn it in for recycling. as we have seen, a lot of those programs are not good for the environment at all. they believe there are some that are doing some certifications to make sure that recycling is happening, one is called estewards and r2 solutions. go on and search for recycling centers near you and um be sure your devices will be taken care of properly. >> these companies that have
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these, do they recycle them here safely, or are they taking them to other countries overseas? >> it depends upon the manufacture. apple has stepped forward and put a lot of things in plates to make sure that their devices are recycled responsibly. you can take any cell phone or any apple product into their stores and they will recycle it and said they will be recycled within the u.s., not to a developing nation and treated in a bad way. samsung also does similar things and quite a few of the manufacturers are coming forward. it's one of those things that's just develop into an issue now. i think we will see more of this in the coming months and years. >> considering how much trash americans generate, how much stuff we throw away, are old computers really all that more dangerous or toxic than regular household garbage? >> this certainly are. there is quite a bit of arsenic within the circuit boards which can leach into groundwater. that's not good. there is a lot of lead involved as well and mercury and a lot of the displaced that are used, too. so definitely some nasty stuff within these machines.
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it's important they get recycled in the right way nasty stuff. more people getting more gadgets. do you think we will see more laws in the future over this? >> we certainly will. the state, local laws have been spreading much more quickly. we are starting to see more specific legislation in places like california that does require that the recycling happened in an ethical way. it won't be too long, i think, before we see something on a federal level which will be good. >> laws in california, for instance, they don't put the burden on the consumer? correct? it's more on the company that makes these kind of products? >> that's right. there is absolutely nothing preventing you from throwing your device in the trash in california. it's the manufacturer selling it to you has to provide the option for you to recycle. there is no incentive unlike where they put rebates on there to insent vise people. there is no incentive at all. apple will give you money back on your devices which is nice but that's pretty rare at this point. >> that's the truth. okay. a problem that's not going away apparent. timsteins with cnet, thank you
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for your time. >> thank you. >> scab has seen a revolution of sorts in its film industry. the story of film has not alternates had a happy i needing. here is more now from havana. >> the latin american film festival drawing to a close in havana is a celebration of all that's achieved each year in the region but especially in cuba where making films brings its own particular challenges and rewards. >> we will never have add tyrantages. always conceptual limits but having limited resources sometimes forces you to find alternatives or use what you have got in that different way or to search for jean russ solutions. >> there are more young intend film makers in cuba than ever before for a number of reasons. there is a state-run film school producing a new waive of directors and actors and change
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is affecting the rest of the world reaching cuba. these fundamental changes in cuban cinema are due largely to the changing technology, which is lighter, cheaper, and more accessible. this creature may be beautiful but she is not exactly portable. >> one of the vanguard of young cuban film makers, her movie has been shown at festivals in europe and latin america, winning awards along the way. >> this is a time of great creativity. there are a lot of young directors making the first, sometimes your second work. there is a new wave, a new way of look being at cinema, new themes, new ways of making films. >> cuban cinema has enjoyed some fine moments tipfied by the 1993 production strawberry and alcohol chocolate.
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the film industry is only now emerging from the economic crisis of the 1990s. depicted in that movie. it's emerging optimistic and battling for a better future. >> there is a new wave that belongs to these youngsters who are the future and present. it means independent cinema must be recognized, the professionalals and those just starting. >> they are campaigning for a new law that allows foreign funding to boost the creativity being stifled by bureaucracy, shortage of funds and political control. alejand alejandro's zombies. to fill optimism is tell many stories and fill the screen with
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dreams. >> with enthusiasm and imagination, young cuban cinema enters a new golden era emboldened by the bats it still has to fight. daniel swibner, havana, cuba. >> we will have an exclusive interview with jimmie carter on "talk to al jazeera." ali velshi was attending memorial services for nelson mandela. the government administration was openly behind anti-apardon i'd efforts but carter told us about trade with south africa under apartite i'd. >> the people that were getting economic well off back trading with the apartheid regime and extracting minerals from south africa as well, they didn't much want to see a change. it was the same prison we had in south africa b the former presidents were in bed with
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military dictators there and whenever any black people or indigenous people rose up against the military dictator ships, we would send troops in to put down the revolution and brand them as communists. so it was a matter of pres ebbing the status quo basically although our country has been, for the last 200 or more years committed to basic human rights, there were some aberrations there when we felt that economic matters may benefit or corporations and others if we stuck with the entrenched governments even though they were oppressive to some of their people. >> sue th see that interview interview. thanks for watching al jazeera america. i am jonathan betz. there is more news, of course, at 2:00 a.m. eastern time. always find united states online at we appreciate your time and hope you have a great weekend and a
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