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barrel, a professional canoist or like messing about on or in the water, they say a river race attracts an annual host of pilgrims. >> don't gore get you can keep up to date with the news on the website. more u.s. air strikes in iraq as president barack obama warps the fight against the islamic state may be a long one. >> i don't think we'll solve the problem in weeks. it will take time. >> israel and hamas continue to trade rocket fire as talks for a ceasefire are on the brink of collapse. an unarmed teenager gunned
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down by police in missouri. hundreds of residents take to the streets. a typhoon strikes japan, a million scrom ble to evacuate. >> good morning and welcome to al jazeera, live from new york city. the u.s. says it's in for the long haul in a battle for iraq. more air strikes on saturday. jet fighters took out vehicles filled with weapons used. kurdish forces helped thousands of the yazidi community flee. this after being trapped on a desert mountain top. all this is happening while president obama refused to set a timetable for the u.s.'s involvement. as tom ackerman reports, beating back the rebels will not be easy. >> president obama's top foreign policy policemen was to keep the u.s. forces -- pledge was to keep the u.s. forces out of
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iraqment now he's the fourth to order rehabilitation. this time, he says, to save the yazidi, and protect u.s. personal from the is group. asked whether he'd understatement the islamic state fighters he said... >> there's no doubt that there movement has been more rapid over the last several months than the intelligent guests and the expectations of policy makers in and out of iraq. >> the administration is accused of ignoring warnings since it appeared in syria. to escalate the response, the u.s. would have to set out from rules, from direct military action. >> it means facing strikes when
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there's a threat and a certainty of no casualties. for our actions should meet a simply test. we should not create more enemies. the obama administration has not laid out a timetable for action. in congress and public pan president obama will face resist licence. >> jane is in erbil with more on efforts to help free the yazidi people. >> kurdish officials say they have head strong gains. they are on target 40km south of erbil. the kurdish commander tems us they have taken back the town. it is the location, the second
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in an area of two days. the u.s. had been bombing targets in the hope that turkish forces will go in and take back the territory. they unsuccessfully tried to hold the line on 1,600 miles of territory with islamic state. and have been given a boost. it's touch and go in a lot of areas. and where thousands of members of the small community are stranded, more are at risk of dying. children are vulnerable. more are at risk without food and water. kurdish forces managed to get 5,000 off the mountain. getting them all off the
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mountain requires a military effort. and a lot of people fear there's not enough time to do that and save the people stranded there. gaza peace talks are on the vermg of verm of collapsing. palestinians are threatening to quit negotiations in cairo. representatives left egypt op grandparented and said they will not come back unless hamas fighters stop firing rockets at israel. fighting continues on the gaza strip, with more israeli air strikes, it's less intense than it was a month ago. jane ferguson is live in west jerusalem. what are the chances that negotiations will pick up again? >> they've within all but lost. as you pointed out the palestinians wanted the israelis back sunday.
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the israelis went into a meeting. they said they'll continue until the operations are met. we will not negotiate under fire. the israelis officially will not return to cairo to do the talks. the palestinians threatened to leave. palestinians confirmed that they'll stay in cairo, and they will stay. they'll have emergency talks. there's nor more official talks. in the background there'll be talks because the egyptians are shut lipping between the sides. what we know for certain is that
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for as long as the talks don't come to a ceasefire, as long as they collapse entirelily, the violence is likely to continue and escalate in the coming days. >> let's talk about the weapons used. hamas reportedly shifted from using locally made options. is it a sign that they are running out of am unition at this point. >> it could be a tine that they are running out or low. it's normal and common in the conflicts that various rockets will be used by various factions. it's not just hamas. there are other fackszs. >> there are rockets that are
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fired into open land. in many ways what rockets are used and where they are fired at speaks to the languages used here when the conflicts happen. what we have had over the last few days since the negotiations began has been that the ceasefire ran out on friday morning. this hasn't been massive escalation. sometimes smaller rockets can be a language of keeping up the pressure, but maintaining and not going all out in the way we have seen. >> joining us live from jerusalem, a pleasure to have you with us. >> 39 people are dead and mine others injured in a plane crash. stade tv says the jet went down. the engine shut down rain has a
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series of plane crashes. it's because the planes are old. they say that international actions prevent iran from buying now planes. voters are electing their president in turkey. up until now parliament chose their leader. three candidate are running. including the front runner. we are joined live from ankara. how big a deal is the election for the people in turkey. good morning. it is significant in that it is directly choosing their president. added to the residence.
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you have recep tayyip erdogan with the realm of power. most of power is in the hands of the prime minister as the constitution dictates. it has taken its seat diplomatically and has been controversial, wind raping issues. do domestic ones. that's why recep tayyip erdogan has been buoyed on by the achievements, casting his ballot. i believe viewers will be able to talk to him. his achievements and that of his producing unemployment, making it free for state universities
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make him the front runner. on the other hand you have a main contender. ekmeleddin ihsanoglu. he is a state diplomat, head of the main organization of the islamic corporation. it's toothless, it's not like the european union, or the african union. he's backed by a dozen parties. they are united in the opposition. they have a third conzenneder. they have little or no chance of winning. the impact that theinority community is able to nom nit someone is a factor in itself. >> in ukraine pro-russian separatists will aid -- be
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needed to avoid a disaster. >> meanwhile, the secretary of state john kerry is urging russia to not interfere with the situation in ukraine, and says that any humanitarian works should be part of an effort. >> nearly 1,000 have died from ebola. guinea shut off border lines to liberia. some people are eating wild game still. >> reporter: this woman has been selling game meat for 30 years. she runs a makeshift restaurant outside lagos. on the menu is monkey and antelope. she prepares the meat for customers that may not come.
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come, like a day. one or two personnel come. from everybody that is to buy. >> bush meet is suspected to have been the breach that caused the deadly disease to go from the animal world to the human one. all it takes is the single transmission from animal to human, caused by handling fresh carcasses to create an epidemic. kav was say gay meet is the food of the ancestors, and have been consuming it for as long as anyone release. at times like this, when authorities discouraged consumption, it can be available in every street corner. the chairman of nigeria's national association of hunters is livid. >> it is a lie. it is all lie. if you don't want bush meet, don't eat it. they cannot say we cannot eat it
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or the public not to be eating it. >> reporter: for now, it's the brave and ardent that demand for it. for them, abandoning the tradition is out of the question. >> i continue to eat the bush meet. i like it. i enjoy it and wish to do so. >> poor knowledge and superstation, poor health care and movement contributed to the spread. there's concern that the refusal by some to believe that bush meet is not safe, will undo progress in carving up the spread of the disease. nigeria became the third african country to declare a national emergency because of the ebola epidemic. hundreds of people rallied in missouri against the death of a teenager shot by police two days
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before starting college. it happened in ferguson. residents took to the streets, demanding answers from the police. 18-year-old michael brown was not armed when he was shot. the police have not released any details on what led up to the shooting. >> you got a life. i graduate from high school. >> dozens of police officers were dispatched to keep the calm. police planned the news conference to release details. >> hurricane julio downgraded to a category 1 storm is expected to pass north-east of island. many on the big island are cleaning up from tropical storm estelle. there's one death reported,
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where officials believe a 19-year-old woman was swept away in a stream. it caused limited damage. hawaii was not the only island to be hit by a storm. we turn to eboni deon. >> that's right. as we turn to japan, they telt with typhoon hall ongoing. it's now a droppical storm. as it made landfall, we are not seeing the thunderstorm. it will weaken and here is a look at the damage. reports of an wind gust up to 83 miles per hour. it put down heavy rainfall, and will do so as it moves away from the area. we'll see clean up efforts under way. kipa and russia will be in line for heavily rain fall. making it way to the north and west. from the musical stage to
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the political one. [ singing ] grammy winner lends her voice to the cause of people, calling for the closure of people in guantanamo bay. >> i felt its jaw and teeth. i didn't know what to do. >> a little boy escapes with his life as he comes face to face with an alligator. >> it's estimated china is now a country of 1 million golfers. given the population, it's a huge potential for growth.
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another step forward in the crackdown on the muslim
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brotherhood. the political wing of the group has been dissolved. it will not be able to participate in parliamentary elections that happened later this year. the egyptian government declared muslim brotherhood a terrorist group in december. meanwhile al jazeera demands the release of its three journalists who have been in prison for 225 days. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were all accused of helping the muslim brotherhood. al jazeera denies the claims. in june mohamed fadel fahmy and deprest peter greste were given 7-year sentences. baher mohamed got an extra three years because he had a bullet in his possession that he picked up at ris protest. >> this jazz musician has three grammies, and wows people with her performances we sat with the
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mousse sirn before a concert in washington d.c. >> her voice is soulful and sultry. since releasing her first recording in 2008 esperanza has been mess mer icing audiences across the globe. now the 3-time grammy winner is turning her attention to the political stage, lending her voice to those calling for the closure of guantanamo bay. [ singing ] >> i just thought this cannot continue. this is insane. this is not what i want my country to be. no. and i recognise that the on way it would change is if i do something about it. last year spaulding co-wrote and recorded "we are america." [ sings ] . >> it is as much an indictment
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of guantanamo bay as it is an anthem to the american ideals. guantanamo presents the worst that a country - some of the worst that a country can do in the midst of fear. voices that promote fear have had a bigger platform than voices who promote an appeal to our integrity as americans. >> earlier this year, spaulding met with members of a progressive caucus, and the obama administration. the representative tells al jazeera that her briefing was perswasive. she hopes her video inspires people to call their electorates. >> i think what we are missing is that justice is not being served. however you want to slice it.
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spaulding know there's no solution. the political will can be generated on both sides of the aisle. >> you have to ask the question. what in the name does freedom many. to those that think she's optimistic. it's part of her identity. her name does mean hope in spanish. >> stevie wonder and harry bella fonte join spaulding in her "we are america" video. stay tuned because why the game of golf has taken off in china. >> first i thought someone had hold of me. i don't know what happened. >> how quick thinking saved this boy from the jaws of an alligator. stay tuned. véeporting from aroue
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world. this is what we do. stay tuned because why th . >> good morning to you. welcome back to al jazeera, live from new york city, i'm morgan radford. coming up why the game of golf is rising in china, first the whether with meteorologist eboni deon. >> we are looking at a storm to the south.
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a frontal boundary across the northern planes, kicking off shores and storms. things are on the quiet side. as we go into the afternoon evening hours expect a round of heavy rain across the carolinas where we saw a lot of flooding issues. as we go through the day to day, here is a look at the gold front, down across the northern plains, sparking families and storms. >> thank you so much. a 9-year-old boy was grabbed by an alligator and survived by fighting off the animal. he got in a tappingle with an alligator when he went to cool off. he's recouping the fight from his hospital bed. >> at first i thought someone was playing with me. i didn't know what happened. i reached to grab it. i felt its jaw, its teeth - i didn't know what to do.
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i immediately reacted and hit it a couple of times. then it was letting go a little then finally i had enough strength left to pry its jou open a little. he mentioned the teeth. bane had 30 death mark and one tooth was stuck in his body. doctors say barney will make a recovering and trappers are on the hunt for the alligator. president obama killed off his holiday vacation by hitting the green. he arrived at martha's vip yard and hit the green. speaking of golf, in china the sport of golf was banned by the government. the country's golf industry is booming hundreds of courses are in the works and millions of players are expected to tee up in the coming years. >> it could boast about the world's biggest golf resort and
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there are hundreds of courses to come if current growth forecasts are accurate. china likes its golf. there are more young people playing. it's more popular since it became an olympic sport. >> translation: weekends are more popular. >> reporter: china is a country of 1 million golfers. given the population, it's huge participation for growth, especially when it's so easy. >> making it look easier, and without cheating are ever younger players, with parents able to afford coaching camps. >> we'll see it around 1,000 throughout the next two month, and i've watched from so different countries and i've never seen this before in my life. >> once condemned as an elitist
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sport, golf club membership is highly prized by the upper class. a 10-year-old ban on construction has largely been ignored. development has been patchy, with a number of failed projects as evidence. parts of china are facing an oversupply. resort developers believe in the long-term vision of china as a golfing superpower. >> the opportunities for golf development in the country is limitless. 1.4 billion, all it would take is 3% of the population. 40- million plus. the world's biggest, biggest golfing country. >> with so many players, courses like this one are probably hosting future chinese champions. so the first golf course in
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. >> i've been clear that we are not going to have u.s. combat troops in iraq a new promise from the president as american firepower rains down on iraq. >> translation: of course my job is dangerous. but i'm doing my duty for my people. unexploded bombs littering an area half the size of chicago. a day in the life of a bomb
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squad in gaza. outrage in the gateway to the west, where a deadly shooting pits police against the citizens they are sworn to protect and serve. facebook forcing users to do something most of them won't, they seem to hate. >> all iraqi communities are threatened by the barbaric terrorists, and all iraqy communities need to unit to defend their country. >> president obama calling on iraqis to rise up. good morning, welcome back to al jazeera america live from new york city. the president says america's in for the long hall in the battle for iraq. there was a new round of air strikes on saturday when jet fighters and drones took out multiple vehicles. president obama said beating back the. >> s will not be -- back the is will not be a quick fit.
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kurdish forces helped thousands of members of the religious community flee after being trapped on a desert mountain top. we have more. >> reporter: the fathers of the peshmerga forces fought for decades. former fighters and volunteers are urging them to hold on to the gains that the kurds made. it has not been enough. u.s. air strikes launched after the overwhelmed peshmerga withdrew are meant to stop the islamic state 40km from erbil, and help the kurdish forces stand up against a better armed hen my. known by some as i.s.i.s. >> they have a huge amount of modern weapons, munitions,
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tanks, armoured humvees. long-raping pieces. you name it. there was no comparison between the firepower of i.s.i.s. and the peshmerga forces. yes, there has been some reverses by the peshmergas, some disorganization, some withdrawal of certain parts. but but this is not a tactical war. this is a spillover from the war in syria, one that no army has fought here. the combination of suicide bombers and weapons seized from iraqi forces made it difficult to stop. >> we need this to buy time, regroup, re-organise and go on the offensive. >> one of the priorities will be to retake the mosul dam, the biggest in the country. now fallen to islamic state
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fighters. at risk are the oil fields, protected by the iraqi security forces and the peshmergas, now within tretry held by the radical group. >> kurdish forces say they have taken back a key town, after a new air strike near the town, 40km from the kurdish capital, and a major economic hub. the u.s. said that threats to erbil was a major reason it was launching the air strikes. kurdish forces said following the streaks they are able to go into areas that have been hit by fighter jets launched from u.s. aircraft carriers and armed drones, to take back some of that territory. they are starting to go back on the offensive after trying to defend unsuccessfully, 1,000km of territory with islamic state
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fighters. on the mountains, thousands, tens of thousands of members of small ancient yazidi minority are trapped. more are continuing to die. according to the u.n. agency for children, 56 died on the mountain. numbers could be higher. kurdish forces say they have opened a corridor to bring down small numbers. 5,000 so far, but importantly after days of exposure with no food and water in many places on the mountain range, some are continuing to die after they come down from the mountain. >> that was jane reporting from erbil, iraq. the president says there's be no american boots on the ground in iraq. just ahead, a deeper look at the strategy of a new strategy. we'll talk to mike lyons. coming up in 10 minutes. the gaza war is at at crossroad.
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it's a struggle to get israelis and palestinians together for indirect talks. palestinians are threatening to quit. unless israeli representatives left this morning. they left on friday, and won't come back unless hamas fighters stop firing in israel. fighting continues with more israeli air strikes. it's less intent than it was at the beginning of the conflict. jane ferguson joins us from west jerusalem. the israeli cabinet wrapped up a meeting, but what is israel's next move? >> welling we saw, morgan, after the meeting, a clear statement. everywhere was waiting to see if the israelis would return to the negotiations in cairo. instead a statement from the israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu saying the operation in gaza will continue until its objectives of met, bricking back
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quiet to the israeli civilians, and they will not negotiate under fire. they said that before. rocket fire resumed, the israelis saying they would not negotiate. there were hopes they'd return to the negotiating table. the hopes are all but over. essentially no one can see any way the talks will continue. the israelis are talking about bumping up their operations on gaza. >> a sticking point was the nothings of the tunnels -- notion of the tunnels. one of the main goals was to destroy the tunnels. where does that stand now? > well, ever since this operation began and before that. the objectives of the operation began with time.
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initially it was to take out hamas. back in jooup, that's when -- june, that's when three young israeli teenagers wept missing. they were killed and their bodies found. initially they wanted to punish hamas, who held power in the gaza strip. they have pushed hard with the tunnels, it was because hamas fighters were able to go through the tunnels and out into israeli territory, into israel and launch attacks. none seemed to have been spectacularly successful. it was shocking to the israelis that that happened. they tried hard to take out the entire network of tunnels. the israelis were taken by surprised at how ipp trickate the net york of tunnels were. they took out some, but they met up. taking out all of them completely is unlikely to have happened. >> jane ferguson live in jerusalem this morning. hundreds of civilians have been
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killed. many are afraid after the fighting stops, more civilians would be hurt. >> charles stratford spent the day with the bomb squad trying to get them off the streets. [ explosion ] >> reporter: the israeli military hit the gaza strip hard. [ explosion ] . >> reporter: homes, businesses, vital infrastructure flattened, lives destroyed. [ explosion ] . >> reporter: and the killing could condition after the conflict ends. unexploded bombs, tanks, shells lit up vast areas of gaza. this person walks over an unexploded israeli 1- tonne b m blom -- bomb and heads the disposal team. >> translation: we received
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calls saying there was an unexploded device. it's a small amount of what is hidden out there >> reporter: he chose us an artillery shell, and said this was fired from an f-16 jet. "we are finding a lot of these", he says. there was 65 members in hassam's team when the conflict began. now there are 60. three have been killed, two seriously injured doing their job. of course by job is dangerous, but i'll doing my duty. >> reporter: has am and his colleagues have no protective clothing. the last time they had training was by a group of ordnance experts more than seven years ago. we head to the power stations.
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workers called saying they found at least one unexploded tank shells. >> this was one in two found in a power station that hit last week. hassam said there's over 1,000 tonnes of ordnance, bombs, collected so far from the conflict alone. >> reporter: hassam inspects the shells. workers remove them from the rubble, leaving them by the side of the road. this is not dangerous, he says. >> the other is live, and could explode if not handled with extreme care. the bomb squad yument in gaza -- unit in gaza does most of its work without protective gear. the ukrainians are proceeding in a move to drive the pro-russian separatist in of the easts. hundreds of thousands of residents cut off are in need of
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humanitarian aid. emma haywood has more from slovyansk >> reporter: they've been given their orders for the day ahead. receiving mug shots of people that the police want to find. each day the situation reverse almost 100 calls from residents reporting crimes during separatist rule. there's a new man in charge. police force, chased out of slovyansk, when the separatists arrived. >> the police never had to deal with such a situation. we used to work and live in peaceful times. now we are living in post war times, police men and citizens need psychological help. the three months we were under occupation there was a threat of killing or kidnapping. >> while the police tried to deal with the alleged crimes,
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separatists and their supporters, they were concerned and there were concerns in the community that people could be wrongly accused of being collaborators. >> reporter: outside the police station we met this man and his mother. he filed a report saying he was beaten by me in military, not police in uniform. they accused him of being a separatist. >> i'm innocent. they beat me and took my car and driver's licence. i don't know what justice will be served. i hope they don't kill me. >> the editor-in-chief of the local paper returned to work. they stopped printing when the separatists arrived. he said now that they've gone, they wield some power here. >> the separatists came here and destroyed the infrastructure, and houses and killed people. i thought the people who supported the separatists would
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change their mind. there were a lot of people who changed their stewed. i'm amazed -- attitude, but i'm amazed there are a lot of people that didn't learn anything from the event. they think the kiev government is a hunter and are illegal and the bp r is good. >> reporter: many are keen to move forward forced to hold back their opinion, a trade-off for piece. earlier there was word that russian separatist leaders asked for a ceasefire. we learnt that they rescinded that call. governments in west africa are closing their borders to stop the spread of ebola. nearly 1,000 died in four coup ris, guinea shut off borders if sierra leone and liberia. there are encouraging signs for an american doctor fighting off
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the virus. nancy writebol contracted the disease whilst doing missionary work and is being treated at emmorry university. the family says he's improving but has a long road ahead. >> she's doing really well. unfortunately she has a long way to go at this point. really, the doctors are trying to care for her and keech her as comfort -- keep her as comment ail as possible. her colleague kent brantly is also being treated. hundreds of people rallied against police, after an officer shot and killed a teenager in ferguson, outside of st. louis, mourners lit candles, demanding answers. michael brown, pictured here was not armed when he was shot. police have yet to release details. monday, brown was supposed to start college.
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>> it's unclear. you have a life. my son just turned 18 and graduated from high school. >> the officer in question is on administrative duty. this happened while police plan a news commons to release de -- conference to release details. >> an arrest and the death of a little girl that disappeared sunday. the refeigns of 6-year-old jannees wright were discovered thursday in the woods near her home. saturday police announced the arrest of a 17-year-old suspect. he lived in the same mobile home park as the girl's family. >> the washington state patrol crime lad made positive confirmation of a suspect through forensic evidence that had been collected. we made a promise to 6-year-old jannees pollett wright that we would find justice for her. today we have fulfilled that
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promise. >> the picture is expected to be charged with second degree murder, first degree manslaughter and rape. there's a major clean-up underway in hawaii, where the islands may have dodged a bullet with not one, but two tropical storm systems. the damage is done. meteorologist eboni deon i suppose us with more. what can they expect? >> they can expect julio to stale to the north and we'll see -- still to the northers and we'll see better conditions. as julio nears the island we'll see wind from the system, but not anything like we dealt with with estelle. that moved away to the west. here is a look at the damage left behind. trees, toppled homes, damaged them. covering streets, making them difficult. all the heavy rainfall. obvious a foot and a half of rain fall coming to the islands, and it flooded the area. the rain winding down. we are expecting to see a few
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scattered showers of the system as it moves away. >> here is a look. it is maintaining its status as a hurricane, a category 1. it will weaken. as far as the rain, not seeing a lot. we'll see spotty showers. a record het picking up 2 inches of rainfall. thank you so much. we call it a hurricane, they call it a typhoon. whatever you call it it's pounding the pacific. president obama said no american boots on the yound in iraq. as we speak, american bombers are raining fire on the islamic state. we'll talk to major mike lyons about the new u.s. strategy for securing the country. they dream of becoming professional dance e starting at the age of three. we'll take you to a school making dreams come true at an unlikely place.
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. >> there is no doubt that their advance, their most over the
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last several months has been more rapid than the intelligence estimates, and, i think, the expectations of policy makers in and south of iraq. >> that's president obama saying america and the international community may have actually underestimated the militant group known as the islamic state. american war planes are flying cover for kurdish forces again. mike lyons, a retired army maim junior, and a senior fellow at the truman project. thank you for being with us. yesterday we heard the president say we may have undernamed how swifting i.s.i.s. is advancing. how is that possible. how could the intelligence be so flawed? >> we were surprised that when twitter exploded over the comment. we have seen the playout on television for the past two
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hons months. especially after the melt down. when they took the equipment. and advanced north. i think the comments were backstanding with regards to the situation. we should have been on top of the situation. >> he refused to set a timetable for the operation. was that right to not put a time frame on this. so far it's been good and worked out. i.s.i.s. has not advanced forces that put pressure on erbil or other refugees. i think that's the right thing to do from an expectation setting. it will establish a no fly zone, for example, and give the peshmergas forces room to operate. >> we have seen rays of hope. there was a flood of refugees able to make it down the mountain. will we see it again. secondly, what are the logistical options. >> that was good news.
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when it was brought up, the concept of getting the people off the mountain was important. i thought that would take boots on the ground, a situation where we'd have to get forces in there. the fact that we are getting thousands off, ta will continue if something more happens. that would be great to put the safe carter passage would be a win. >> the kurds have been abbinging president obama for weapons. they have stepped up military assistance does that peen sending arms. >> i think it means small arms. the president is in a pickle. when we send weapons to the kurds it's not to the iraqi government and should give them to the kurds. that's an issue, why are we supporting the kurds and not the iraqi government in baghdad. we'll have to be careless. i think you'll see a stepped up
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movement of arms to the kirds. >> i want to back up. let's talk about the premise of entering iraq. he said we don't fight a war on every continent. when we can present genocide, we are required to act. the question is do the other countries feel the same. where is china and russia. >> this is a level of american exceptionalism that we feel we need to get involved. if we can do something. logistics are set. we couldn't do this in places. we don't have a foothold. the president weighed the options. >> is this the policy that colin
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powell talked about. he said if you break it, you buy it does president barack obama own iraq. >> i think the hopes and dreams of 25,000 iraqis, now that president obama engaged, he'll own a part of this. he'll go slowly. i think he set up to succeed if he lays everything right. >> always a pleasure to have you in the studio, maim jobbing mike lyons. there's a tropical tifon pounding japan. typhoon halong is making its way to japan, closing in on china and russia, bringing in rain. it has left a fair bit of
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damage. i have video out of japan. we dealt with heavy rainfall causing flight concerns, and will deal with more rain to come. a lot of moisture over the island. it packed a wind gust of 85 miles per hour. it set record totals. some areas pecking up a foot and a half of rain fall. a lot of rain and cloep up taking place as the system pulls away. it will weaken. we are not expecting to see reipt grace with the system. it's not the only entity we are tracking. you may remember genevieve. once it crossed the international date line it became a typhoon, but no threat to land. we are monitoring julio, which will be north of the hawaii island. it's a category 1 with winds of
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92 miles per hour. could send light wind around the island. there are hurricane warnings for offshore waters and surf advisees up -- advisors up. we'll deal with rip currents until we get into monday morning. some concerns here across the islands. passing showers. as we get closer to home we'll watch the south-east. unsettled weather. heavy rainfall will be an issue. and we are watching for strong storms. a familiar face on the campaign trail. former president bill clinton back in front of the mike. not for hillary. week in politics is next. >> rich people and country officials travel in plane. they don't have to care about
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this. one major ferry disaster every year. the unbelievable state of transportation in the world's poorest country. don't go anywhere.
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>> we had offered to leave additional troops when you hear people say "do you regret, mr president, not leaving more troops?" that presupposes that i would have overridden the sovereign government that we turned the keys back over to. that analysis is bogus and wrong. but it is peddled around here by folks who are oftentimes trying to defend previous policies that they themselves made. all right. the politics. conflict in iraq
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is first up in the weekend politics. we have democratic strategist and former aid to hillary clinton, and rob ryan, strategist. let's go back to barack obama's argument for going into or staying out of iraq. i asked major mike about the moral premise. barack obama said we don't fight a war in every continent, but when we can prevent genocide we have to act. do you agree and do the american people agree? >> i think they do. i think the problem we have seen is there was no follow up from the obama administration once i.s.i.s. moved around and captured ground in syria. these people are out of control. they are vicious, they are not so much fighting for political, more than religious reasons, and they have to be stopped.
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it will become a bigger problem if they let it fester. >> when you say they have to be stopped, do you believe we should put boots on the ground? >> i don't know, it up to the military. seems we were asleep for six months, no one did anything to stop these guys. >> have we done enough. >> we have done enough. the american people don't want to us do much more. yes, the united states has a moral imperative, it's unevenly distributed. a lot of folks believe we should go into syria, early on. the president hesitated on that. the reality is that we want to see, as americans, change. we want the region to be stabilized but don't want the parents to go in and make the commitment. four press departments in a row have gone into iraq.
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it's a state of upfished business. there's no sol -- unfished business. there's no salesian. >> do you think. american leadership, congress, sharing a moral imperative when it comes to operating in terms of moral engagement. >> they do. they have to go home to their districts and make an argument to their constituents that we should go into these conflicts. they are making the argument when people are out of work. when they are still - there's still tremendous uncertainty, and there are other policy issues left on the table. it becomes an increasingly more difficult argument to make. >> given the other things that are happening, how will it affect the midterm elections? >> it's hard to tell at this moment in time. the trend is already going towards the republican party. the vast majority of independence and stuff like
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that - i agree with basel. no one wants us going back in. people remember what happened in world war ii, when crazy people were allowed to run loose and kill people they didn't like, okay. it was genocide. you'll see it again. i think ultimately it's going to hope the republican party - it shows the ipp decisiveness of the president. >> i want to go to another president. let's take a listen to what president clinton had to say? >> 15 years ago you gave me a great gift in hazard kentucky. you made me remember all over again all those little places in arkansas where i started my career. i give you a gift. do the smart thing and send allsop to the senate. thank you and god bless you. >> this is for you.
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does mitch mcconnell need to be worried. is bill clinton enough to close the gap. >> he's enough to close most gaps. i don't think he can do it here. no, i think this is the guy that forcefully said it would make bill clinton - president obama a one-time president. he is the standard bearer for the republican party, for whatever that is worth. he'll be fine. in other parties of the country democrats are a bit more competitive. >> what do you think? >> i think eric cantor proved a point. if you are an encum bapt in leadership. you should be nervous. it's very training. people will pin. i wapt be sleeping with a sweat shirt. >> a report hinted that mayor bill deblazio is working with
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the clintons to mo the dnc to new york. is this a homecoming. >> it's a home-coming of sorts that would be tremendous political theatre. there's a bigger issue too, in that - and we cap make the argument. bill de blasio is seen as a standard bearer of progressive politics. i don't know if that's very true. if you couple that with the elizabeth warren conversation, there's a stronger progressive movement coming from the left. if it's held in new york, it would reenforce that. >> i want to go to your side of the ticket, and the hispanic voters. we had governor cysty meeting and rand paul treating patients, putting the degree to good use,
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and governor walker trying to open a consulate in wisconsin. are all these enough to override what could be a distaste in the mouth of those in washington. >> i don't know if the individual acts are enough. you are leaving a personnel out of the equation, which is jed bush, married to an his panic. >> is that enough. >> i think it is. he's had good relations with the his panics in florida, and i think he's someone that can reach out to them. whether he or anyone else will be the nominee, it's too early to tell. in 2006, if you look who was ahead at this time in the republican party polls, you see giuliani, and we saw what happened to him. >> do you think it raises a question saying if you are married to a hispanic woman, and
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you are trying to deport children. politician don't match up with the personal life. >> rand paul is starting to adopt a popular message. if he continues to do that on policy issues, partnering with senator cory booker. if he does that, you see the tea party loses in a lot of important elections around the country. if he adopts the populist message, he could be the guy. it would motivate things. >> rand, you think. >> yes. i think it would motivate democrats to come out against him. i think he can get out of a republican primary. >> let's pull up the numbers. we have 66" feeling favourably.
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jed bush is second. marco rubio is third. do you see rapped paul winning the iowa caucuses. >> i doubt it. i have an opinion of rand paul. but we had an inexperienced senator for the last six years who has been the president. i think you'll see the republican party go back to a governor, someone tested and has executive experience. that is what this nation needs. >> the issue - i agree with you in some respects. my thing about the republican party is they may do to red what they do to mitt romney, which is take someone that is moderate, would can do well that he becomes u.n. electable rand, to some extent. if he can change the conversation, which i think he can do. i don't think jed cap, but i
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think rand has the capability. so the primary is a different type of election. if he does that, he could become their guy. >> what do you mean different? >> less vitriol, less extreme language from the far right. he has to bring the party a little more moderate so they are not a congressional regional party. what is interesting is that if you take the far - if you take the conversation happening on the left right now, there's some middle ground, quite frankly, if you talk about the dysfunction in government, the anger that people have towards the actual institutionsment there are folks on the left and right that can share that mindset. >> i want to go back to something briefly. do you tipping that governors -- thick that governors make better senators than presidents. >> to the most part.
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carter may be the exception. >> why do you say that? >> they have more experience. rand paul, rubio is the same thing. the guys are new to washington. they don't have the experience. they don't have the foreign affairs experience, and they don't have the institutional support that someonelike a bush does. >> no, you don't think the young and talented would be more. you are speaking to a young person you might add. >> we have seen what a young, talented attractive president has been doing for the last six years, which it's a lot of nothing. >> that is debatable for next week. thank you, both for joining us, always a pleasure to have you was china's state media is reporting that 44 died when a tour bus in tibet tumbled into a valley.
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11 more were injured. it swerved off the cliff when it hit two weeks they were maim from eastern chinchina. >> dozens of people went missing when a ferry capsized last week. this was the scene. accident. the boat was overcrowded and there has been four ferry incidents this past year alone. >> reporter: people waiting for the bodies to be found. it's a familiar site in bangladesh. a ferry capsizes once a year, killing hundreds. thousands died. it's not just the deaths. the entire ferry system is a mess. people have to wait hours, days to get on the ships. it's a reason that the ferries are overloaded with passengers and vehicles. dozens of officials say a ferry carried close to 300 people. the registered capacity was 85.
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how many more brothers, sisters, mothers must die before people go something. rich people travel in plane, they don't have to care about this. >> reporter: this man may never find his brother. recovery is slow. 100 passengers are missing. it's true for a ferry ta capsized in may. >> the water is bad in that area. our own vessels are thrown around. it's difficult for us to carry out the rescue operations smoothly. >> when they manage to stay afloat the ships pose problems for people. >> this is the ferry to the island. it's the longest route. it takes three thours get from one -- hours to get from one port to the other. it's nothing compared to the waiting time to get on our off the vessels. sometimes the group will tour. the corpse will be rotting.
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that's is the hardest thing. truck drivers transporting spend days waiting to board it's not unusual for the load to go bad. there are 60 to 70 trucks waiting in line to get into the ferry. i've been waiting for four days. it's the same soil. nothing seems to get down. most ferry passengers are some of the poorest. because of that many are convinced that nothing will change. >> boats are the main form of travel in bangladesh. officials say more than 95% of small and medium sized boats do not meet the minimum regulations. >> volkswagen is recalling its s.u.v.s. the cars, made between 2009 and 14 will be affected.
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it forms when winter gas forms in the winter. volkswagen is recalling 18,000 mini fans. some of the 2009 models have troubles with the ignition switches. no accidents or injuries have been supported. facebook is catching flak for pushing users to download messenger applications. the app is riddled with privacy issues. to use it people must allow abbing. it's not for spying, but to preload content. messenger has been downloaded more than 1,000 tombs. >> a book called "superbrain" has been written by chop ra, he sits down on "talk to al jazeera", and shows us how we can opt mice our brain.
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we have three parts to our brain, a rep tillian brain, going back 300 million years, involved in flight or fight. it's survival. it dominates the world right now. it's using the hand. this is a handy model. this would be a spinal cord. this part is the limerick brain, the emotional brain. that actually regulates your hore mopes, as we know -- hore mopes as we now know, all the things we spoke about earlier, and the brain where we reflect, imagine, make choices orchestrate intention. creativity - all of that. the idea of the superbrain, you don't use your reptilian brain. when you are stressed you stop.
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stop, smile, observe what is happening and proceed. >> you can catch the full conversation on "talk to al jazeera" at 3:00 pm eastern, knoon pacific. coming up president obama promising no american boots on the ground in iraq. the new strategy for the centring nation. forker assistant of defense for the white house you are looking at now. join us live after the break. >> i wanted to dance and be a ballet girl. making big dreams come true. a tippy tiny dancer at a time. a ballet school in ta place you never expect. don't go anywhere.
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ultimately there will not be an men military solution -- american military solution to this problem. there'll be an iraqi solution that america and other allies support. >> that was president obama talking about the situation in iraq. mr obama has been adamant that it will be up to the iraqis and the iraqi government to effectively confront the i.s.i. s threat. joining me for our weekend conversation is lauren koch, assistant of defense from 1981 to 1985, and a senior fellow at the center for american progress. and joins us from georgia. let's jump right into it. the "new york times" said by sending war planes into iraq, obama found himself where he did not want to be, back in conflict with iraq. was there any other option? >> well, i don't think so, because negotiation to the fact that you have a humanitarian
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catastrophe, and the president said you can do something about it. we create the mess by going into iraq and destroying the country. he had to do that. he's pointed out. and the same thing in afghanistan, you saw it in vietnam. at some point the people in that country have to take control of their destiny. >> they did well. the iraqi security forces didn't fight. they lay down their equipment, which i.s.i.s. is using against the kurdish forces. >> when you talk about taking control of their own destiny, when you pick up the evidence. was the president right not to set a timetable. i think you are right. when you set a timetable you
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september a signal to the people you are concerned about, if we can hang on for this time or that time, then, you know, we might win. again, it's interesting. if you go back and look at libya, that lasted longer than people thought. basically we achieved our objective to getting rid of muammar gaddafi. people said you should have looked at what came after. that's right. there should been an international peacekeeping force or n.a.t.o., like we did in the balkans. people could have said the same about saddam hussein, and we asked earlier is this the chickens coming home to roost, as colin powell said - you break it, you buy it. was he right to foreshadow what would happen if we left. >> he never used that analogy, basically he said we'll have to
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worry about what comes after the day after. when you overthrow a regime, you can't walk away. you need a plan to follow on. by getting rid of saddam, we tore and got rid of those that supported him. we created a vacuum. the bush administration thought we'd be out. we wept in in march and the president said mission accomplish. no, it's not accomplished. you have an unstable iraq, which is more of a danger than it was when saddam hussein was in there. when bush thought it would be a couple of months, going back to the timetable, how long is too long? >> you have to think about that before you started. now, with the - providing the air strikes, that is not terribly expensive or risky.
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you can do this for a child. as some of your previous guests mentioned president clinton bombed the no fly zones. you can do it at minimal cost. do you realise the operation in libya cost us $1 billion over and above. you have the same type of chaos in both places. >> i want to ask you one more question. you said your opinions on iraq have been shaped by your service in vietnam. you said "i wobder if we might not have rushed into iraq, had leaders bike bush, chainy and paul wolfawitz had not avoided service in vietnam", what did you learn that could be applied to iraq? >> what you learn, we are an
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exceptional nation and we mean well. when you get on the ground people don't look the same way. in vietnam we thought it was the second coming of the french, there to colonise them. bush said when he went to iraq we be greated as liberators. bush did not see as as liberators. thank you mr koch for join us this morning from atlanta. >> thank you for having me in south africa ballet is for the elite. lessons are expensive. a programme in soweto is trying to bring the dance to some poorer girls. we met up with some young girls practicing their poise >> reporter: russian dancers bring an international flare to the enthusiasts. it's a rare cheat for the young watching a performance, most
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come from poor neighbour hoods where poverty and violent crime is everywhere. they are transported to pirouettes, style, grace and beauty. >> i love teaching and choreography. it's lovely. the children practice afterschool and the lessons are free. they start with the basics. getting the moves rite is difficult and painful. they endure the discomfort. >> i want to stretch and dance like a ballet. i want to be a ballet girl. >> today there is a special treat. a lesson from russian choreographer. he wants them to learn about team work, discipline and focus, and the ability to dream of becoming great dancers. >> i hope they'll be hope. i hope our show will make them
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not like ballet i hope the show makes them love ballet, and after the shows they start to work hard with the soul. >> reporter: ballet in south africa is pre dom naptly white, because the lessons are extensive. there are only a few black ballet dancers. these children hope to change that. >> many of those students practised in whatever clothing they have available. times that means ripped tights, small shoes and ill-fitting leotards. they continue to show up. a lot of lucies have explaining to do. fans are gathering for the lucille ball comedy festival. visitos relive the famous scenes. it's filled with many original sets and props.
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that will do it from new york. thank you for watching. i'm morgan radford. the latest on the two top stories in two minutes live from doha. we'll be back with you tomorrow at 7:30. i'm back with you at one. have a great morning. borderland... >> are you tellin' me it's ok to just open the border, and let em' all run in? >> the teams live through the hardships that forced mira, omar and claudette into the desert. >> running away is not the answer... >> is a chance at a better life worth leaving loved ones behind? >> did omar get a chance to tell you goodbye before he left? >> which side of the fence are you on? >> sometimes immigration is the only alternative people have. borderland only on al jazeera america
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