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this is al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey in new york with a look at the top stories. a 6.0 magnitude earthquake rocks northern california, the worst in 25 years. more than 100 people are injured. >> i'm peter theo curtis, a journalist from the city of boston massachusetts. an american held hostage in syria by an al qaeda-linked group has been freed. the islamic state takes control of a key syrian air base. [ explosion ] israeli air strikes in
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gaza - this close to where we were reporting. residents are cleaning up in northern california after the strong ers quake to hit the san francisco bay area in a quarter of a century. the 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck south of napper. it happened at 3:00 in the morning. 100 critically injured. a state of emergency has been declared. people are coping with power outages, gas leaks. jacob ward joins us from napper. >> when the mistaking began the make or break difference was what the buildings were head out of. here in the middle of downtown napper they are made from brick.
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it is stable against the forces of gravity, but turned to liquid in the lateral motion you see. this building was, in fact, recently seismically retro fitted. you can see the steel beams placed in there that have, in fact, kept the structure standing even though the brick peeled away. the demonstration speaks to how lucky we were that this happened at the time of day it did. typically on a sunday afternoon the wine bar would have been filled with people. they could have had warning in another world. there's a prototype system under development at the university of berkeley, giving a 10 second warning to the research participants, that this earthquake was going to happen. there's law in the californian books that the state is supposed to investigate a state-wide alert system, based on a system like japan. there, the lawmakers directly
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experienced the savagery, here in the united states few have done so. perhaps this will jumpstart that project once and for all. >> we'll follow that storey. now to a developing story out of syria. an american hostage has been freed. courtney kealy joins me for more. a reporter from war zones. she knows how dangerous the areas are. it's a complicated story. tell us about the situation. >> first, peter theo curtis was released to the u.n. by the al nusra. it's important to know the group is entirely different from the islamic state group who took responsibility for the horrific killing this week of american journalist james foley. the islamic state is threatening to kill another american hostage journalist, stefan sotlof. peter theo curtis was taken hostage in 2012, after entering syria, he's fluent in arabic and
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study it there a decade ago. he had travelled to yemen and written a book called "undercover muslim", about disaffected muslims travelling to yemen to study islam. he was turned over the u.n. peacekeepers in the golan heights, given a check up and handed over. secretary of state john kerry said: lip mine uh-uh his mother released a statement saying: the family appealed for the remaining hostages in syria to be released and the human fairian spirit -- humanitarian spirit that prompted the release. soon after, james foley's
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memorial service started, mourners paid tribute to a man that lost his own life trying to tell the story of syrians caught up in the horrors. >> we'll have more in a moment. so many questions about this. if you can talk to us about how he found himself in this particular situation. what do you know about - maybe not his situation specifically, but how people in general find themselves. >> people are asking a lot of questions as to why journalists are driven to go into syria, during conflict, and you hear over and over it was to bear witness, tell the stories of syrians, you have people in different degrees of expertise and experience, but around 2012 the ground shifted, a lot were taken hostage, some were released, some escaped, and some have come to a tragic fate. >> we know - a lot has some out about the fact that the u.s. had been actively working on the release of james foley. do we know that about this
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particular situation? >> we know that secretary of state john kerry said more than a dozen countries have been contact. we know the families, whether they are kidnapped are made public or private by curtis are - they use every resource they can - they can. but often you still don't have the ability to get into syria during such a horrible time and get release, and that is why now is terrible tenuous time with the islamic state. we have seen violent groups. they are holding western hostages, we'll have to watch that closely. the american journalist executed by the islamic state fighters amassed james foley. the islamic state group released a graphic video showing a masked
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man beheading foley. he was captured in syria by is fighters in 2012. >> james's siblings, family, all gathered here, we asked lord's blessing. he is your brother, very deer to you. speaking to parents, it's never forgotten. >> the man that killed james foley is believed to be a british citizens fighting for islamic state in syria. investigators are using sophisticated recognition technology to identify him, and say they are very close. in syria islamic state fighters captured an air base, the last strong hold for government forces in rocca province, and the north-east of the country. a monitoring group said the i.s.i.s. fighters hit the base. government forces were confirmed to evacuate the facility.
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three other bases in the area have been breached. in northern iraq kurdish leader are appealing for inta international help. they say the is fighter have weapons more modern than those of the kurdish forces. >> security forces in erbil are on higher alert than normal following a rare explosion on saturday night. a sticky bomb attached to the undercarriage of a car detonated on a main road in the city. this is as the peshmerga, kurdish forces fight on several fronts as they try to take territory. one of those is the town of gilluala, 20km from the iranian border in north-east iraq. iranians are said to have backed the fighters. the rainion foreign minister -- iranian foreign ministers arrived in baghdad to congrat
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ute the new prime minister-it's iing nate. he has -- designate. he has a tough job, trying to contain the fallout of a massacre, blamed on shi'a militia members. it's not clear who is responsible. the government vowed to bring whoever is to justice all of that is jeopardizing efforts to form a government within the deadline that they need to form a new iraqi government, including sunnis, kurds and the other factions to try to tackle the security issues. >> jane arraf reporting from erbil. meanwhile iraq's outgoing prime minister met with the foreign minister in baghdad. nouri al-maliki greeted the iranian delegation at the start of their 2-day visit. both leaders will address security concerns. many gathered at church in ferguson, missouri, and reflect on the loif of michael brown --
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life of michael brown, his funeral takes place tomorrow. a peace rally is going on today, featuring the parents of michael brown, and trayvon martin. tell us more, diane eastabrook, about the rally happening. >> this rally, this peace-fest is what they are calling it has been going on since 10 o'clock, and will go on throughout the day. we are waiting for michael brown and trayvon martin's parents to come. people are listening to hip hop music, there's a lot of music around me. this is a day of reflection so to speak. and a day to relax and reflect really on what happened over the last couple of weeks. >> i know there was a church service tomorrow, and there's a funeral and it is tomorrow. what more can you tell us about those two things? >> i was at a church service this morning, and the reverend told people that tomorrow will
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be a day to mourn michael brown. beyond that she said when we get to tuesday she was acting worshippers in the community to go behind that and strategise on ways to bring the community together. tomorrow is going to be michael brown's funeral. it begins at sock. wim lacy clay, who is the congressman for this district will be speaking at the funeral. he also is calling for peace, asking that the community and law enforcement come together and work closely together. >> so that's - those are plans for the community, what about moun's family, what next for them after the funeral? >> i think the next step for them is to wait and see what happens with the investigation. obviously there are three investigations under way right away. the county prosecutor is investigating and the fbi and the justice department.
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we are looking possibility at the middle of october before the investigations are complete. they may be looking forward to when all of that information comes together within the next weeks or within the coming weeks. and maybe couple of months. a long process again. diane eastabrook live in missouri. thank you so much. >> americans are sharply divided on how they see the protests and what sparks them. tom ackerman reports on the gap. >> reporter: michael brown's killing by police bullet is a recurring scenario each under the first african-american president and the first black attorney-general hold are, the highest ranking man in the land. he drew criticism saying. >> we have been and i believe we continue to be a nation of coward. >> a view he repeated.
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ipted i think we are a nation that is too afraid to confront racial issues. >> reporter: now, samples of a representative cross-section of men's indicate na holder rein effects black opinion about the clashes in missouri, while whites see things differently. 8 in 10 blacks surveyed say the pugh research center says the event raids issues of raise, compared to less than half the whites. beyond race, partisan affiliation is a big factor. not many can say the issue of race got too much attention. most democrats say no, this is an issue that really does race important racial questions about what is going on. >> two-thirds of blacks said the police in ferguson had gone too far in responding to the disturbances. one-third of whites said the reaction had been excessive. half of them gave no opinion.
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just 18% of blacks felt confident in the investigations holder and local authorities promised. 45% said they had no confidence. half the whites expressed great or a fair degree of confidence in the investigation. >> the survey results do indicate a slight shift in white attitudes when compared with those over a similar shooting over another unarmed black teenager in 2012. george zimmerman, a white neighbour hood watch volunteer shot and killed trayvon martin, a florida jury acquitted him of second degree murder. >> what is interesting is more whites today say that the brown shooting raises racial issues that need to be addressed, and said that after the trayvon martin case. in another poll pugh reported that 70% of blacks said the local police treated them less fairly that whites. >> coming up in the week ahead,
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ferguson, missouri prepares to bury michael brown. questions remain over possible human rites matters. we'll explore that. >> more news is still ahead on al jazeera america. another air strike caught on camera, we have the latest on the fighting. the deadly virus spread to another african country. we check in with rebecca stefan son. tropical storm and the concern is why have we seen the tropical warning stop when there's rain fall in the vicinity. i show you the forecast and where it's headed next.
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israel's prime minister is warning residents to leave all areas where palestinian fighters are active. . >> translation: we have proven in the past days that there is not and will not be immunity for those shooting at israeli
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citizens. it is true for all areas and borders. >> those air strikes leave gaz jps displaced. jane ferguson reports. >> reporter: there is little of this shopping district less. this part of gaza was heavily bombarded by the military the. the area housed shops, dozens of businesses were destroyed. >> it's an attack on the people relying on this place, this is a civilian area. no fighting or rockets. >> reporter: al jazeera as filming the aftermath of one strike when another hit. plos plos >> reporter: also on saturday the remains of an apartment building that stood 14 storeys high, hamas fighters were operating out of the building. people living here denied this.
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residents were warned by israel to leave. hundreds least, no one was killed here. >> this woman lost everything. she returned straight to find some findings. >> we are downstairs. dinner was ready. someone knocked on the door with the kids and said "we need to leave quickly, they are going to bomb the building." her friends took her in, along with her husband and four children. many in gaza have had to open their doors to the growing numbers of families. >> in gaza, we could be in the same situation once you imagine that your friends can be alone without shelter, and they are striking their homes, you can't
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just watch and do nothing. all they can do is try to salvage from the rubble. >> everyone can find other homes to shelter in, and will have to sleep in dents like this one. they had their names to hundreds of thousands displaced by the conflict. the democratic republic of congo is battling ebola with two people killed. cameroon closed its borders in an effort to protect its territory. it could take 6 and in my opinion months to contain in stop the spread. the world health organisation said more than 26 hunt people have been infected and 1600 killed. the hardest hit with over 1,000 cases and 600 deaths.
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sierra leone saw 900 infections, 600 deaths. in nigeria, 16 people have contracted a virus, five have died. >> in somalia, hoping to move on from a violent past, the government is seizing wep jonls from warlords that fought each other. we have more. after years the government realised a need to scoop up weapons. here the african union peacekeepers and troops raided the houses of people they called warlords initial call it a success and will continue until they bring back a measure of the country. >> we will not stop until we reach a point where we need a warrant of arrest and not guns.
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current chaos can not continue foralready. the use of the former warlord says the men fight for the government. and that earned him enemies. >> the government should pripted adequate security who might be targeted and let them teen their weapons. people are waiting to see a response. >> somalia has known little peace. war profit ears and militias battled for control. a free for all trade in arms has been fuelling the conflict between them. just a few days ago, this was one of somalia's biggest arms market. the traders have abandoned it. they have taken the massive trade in guns here underground. in one of the cities suburbs, we met a young man trying to sell
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an ak-47 rifle. with a market watched by the government, it is part of mogadishu's illegal trade in arms. >> translation: we will continue to sell arms to anyone that needs them, until the government provides us with alternative employment. this is our job, the only one we know, and all that we care about. disarming the whole of somalia is no easy task. many believe it can't be done by force, but months and years of negotiating with militiaman, and clan elders. the government will also have to reassure those that bear arms that it has the capacity to protect them now.
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>> thousands of smallest quakes were reported over the bast week in iceland in the area of bardabunga. an euption is possible, but the threat is not so great that planes need to be grounded. that is good news. >> rebecca is here with details. what is the latest. . >> radar coverage is so spotty. by looking at the satellite photos that we have a cluster of thunder storms wrapping around to the north of haiti, and sweeping up towards the south-east bahamas. again, rain fall you can't see much on the radar in the last eight hours. we talk about the amount and rain fall, it's impressive when we look at the totals over satellite. you see the dark red areas, not just in the higher elevations
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and mountains, around 4,000 feet, but further south to the coast. the storm system, the winds wrapping around it are starting to shift a little bit. but it has not made much motion. we have not seen strengthening here in the last six hours. the thunder storms are maintained around the center. you can say the clouds here, the whole cloud tops, and you could see also - note the clouds coming down from the north. those clouds are indicating to us what winds are doing, which is sheering the storm apart. we start to look at what the computer models are telling us and we see more agreement. computer models are starting to agree, and the track is staying to the east. good news for land areas, and making a sharp curve at some point here, by the time we get to tuesday. it is good news, it will impact the coastline, the eastern coastline of the united states,
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because we'll get hard and strong rip currents as the storm is chirping up and the winds pushing towards the land masses aspect to keep a close eye on this, and heavy rainfall. now we are not expecting the tomorrow to have tropical tomorrow warnings alongside of it for areas around the bahamas. not as much of a threat any more. good news for the bahamas. >> thank you so much. richard attenborough has died. his acting career spanning six decades, including roles in "joour asic park", and "the great escape", he won two oscars for his role in g gandhi", he died in a nursing home. he was 90. fighting continues in eastern
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ukraine, it is not stopping the government from holding independent day parades. that story is next.
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christmas . >> welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at your top stories, a state of emergencies
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is in effect for part of the san francisco bay area, after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hit south of the city of nasser this morning. about 120 people were injured. three in critical condition. authorities are suspecting the damage, including power outages and gas leaks. journalist peter theo curtis held for two years in syria has been free. he was happened over to u.n. officials in the golan heights. the obama administration administration expect curtis to be reunited with his family soon, he is being held by the al qaeda al nusra front. a peace rally is underway, featuring the parents of michael brown and trayvon martin. the funeral will take place 10 miles since he was freed. michael brown was killed by a police officer. in ukraine, the morgue came under shelling as fighting continues between the military and pro-russian separatists.
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the military is trying to retake the rebel held city of donetsk. rebel fighters spoct the damage. the fighting has given away hundreds of resident. the government held parades, to mark the country's 1991 independence. rebels took the opportunity to mock their opponents. >> in the city of donetsk pro-russian separatist hold a ceremony. dozens of prisoners captured during month of fighting were paraded through the streets. also on show, destroyed ukranian military hardware. >> as the rest of the country marks 23 years of the independence, the separatist fighters are loyal to moscow. donetsk as been under constant ukranian bombardment for weeks.
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hours earlier a different scene. here, thousands celebrate independence day with a show of military might. the government promised to send the hardware to the front line. president petro porashenko used the occasion to announce a 3 billion increase in military spending. the event will go down in history as the great war of 2014. it is for the honour and glory of the people, independence. >> people of slovyansk staged their own fighting. >> there's growing confidence
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that the growing forces are back in control. >> several weeks ago ben lovejoy was the center of activity -- slovyansk was the center of activity. it's hard to imagine everyone here feels the same way. quietly behind the scenes forces are doing everything. it's normality, but not quite. dozens of towns have been recaptured from separatists in the last few months. but only a few kilometres from here, ukraine is divided and at war. joining me is steven fish, a professor at u.c. berkeley, we appreciate your time. there is the celebration in kiev
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with president petro porashenko speaking to the crowds. at the same time pro-russian rebels are mocking the army, for lack of a better description, it's a tail of two cities. how sustainable is this. >> it is a strange situation, isn't it. i don't think this situation is sustainable for very long. at the same time, it's really bizarre to have the kind of celebrations going on, where the rebels for the most part controlled by russia, are parading prisoners of war through the streeds. this is really a city in the state of anarchy. that probably will not lost forever -- last forever. it could ask for a while, as long as vladimir putin is intent
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on pursuing his campaign, and as lodge as he is partially successful, this could be the status quo for some time to come. >> what do you expect to come out of the meeting on views between petro porashenko and vladimir putin. >> frankly, i don't expect anything to come out of it. they have been held in third counties, and meetings between vladimir putin and petro porashenko are unlikely to heal major advantages. what is driving vladimir putin are conditions on the ground and his own domestic political calculation, what is good for him at home, and what will get him further ahead in advancing his goals in ukraine. everything else is noise. he's going to the meeting to look like a statesman that looks likes he wants to sit down. the ukranian president knows that he has to do the meeting, but he's realistic in realising that vladimir putin is intend on pressing as far as he can.
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no meeting between the two leaders will make any major difference. >> and the video that we are showing as you and i are talking is german chancellor angela merkel. can she have an impact on what is happening? >> i think she can. i don't know that she wan affect vladimir putin's calculations at least in the short term. for her, for the leader that has come out as the main leader in europe on this issue, to go to ukraine, and to talk about hardening cysting borders, not ones pushed to the west, and her to be meeting petro porashenko, and showing support, announcing 500 million euro grant to help finance rebuilding ukraine, this is very significant. it shows support on the part of a major government.
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ukraine knows, it has the support of the united states, several other countries. it's important because german chancellor angela merkel and germany have close relations with russia at least in economic terms. for the german chancellor angela merkel, who has to rely on russian natural gas, and can talk to vladimir putin, and what president obama who can't right now to do to ukraine means a great deal. >> the ukrainians are celebrating the independence from the former soviet union 23 years ago when you put it in perspective, it's not long ago. it's a young country. it's a short period of time. is vladimir putin doing this because he can? >> it is a short time, but we have to remember that many other countries in the former soviet union, including places like estonia or latvia or georgia are only 22 years old, as
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independent countries. for that matter, so is russia. the soviet union, you know, kind of brought this together. and the russian empire before that, as independent countries, all the countiriecountries, inc russia. some achieved robust security situations. ukraine has not. one of the reasons it's not, not just russian meddling. part of what it made possible, and this is vladimir putin's war, not the fault of government is the government has been corrupt throughout the post soviet period. leaders are bought off. in fact, many have been bought off in eat ukraine by russia, by president vladimir putin. it will be interesting to see if this conflict actually has the effect that petro porashenko seems to suggest it will, which is that it will help ukraine come of age, that's assuming it winces. this is the first post ingenned
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effort to have to assert its independents. it may help things in ukraine, it's hard to say, and it doesn't seem like an auspicious circumstance. it's possible. >> a lot of reasons to watch. thank you so much. >> my pleasure. >> it's been four months since afghans cast a vote for a new president. with the vote audit system, they are waiting to find out who will be the new leader. >> reporter: in warehouses like this on the edge of kabul, afghans are waiting to see who won the election - ashraf ghani or abdullah abdullah. day after day supporters argue over which ballots will count, like this dispute over a ballot box in eastern afghanistan. >> we have 568, in the registry.
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568 votes. when we open the box. there was nothing. >> so he wants the votes thrown out. that will be the decision of the election commission. the deputy chief is satisfied with the progress here. >> i am confident because such a thorough review has never been done anywhere in the world. it's 100% outed the by afghan observers. -- audited by afghan observers. >> reporter: when preliminary results last month gave ghani a million vote lead, his opponent alleged fraud and threatened to form his own government. secretary of state john kerry has been trying to resolve the deadlock. the autogoing president, hamid karzai, would like to see all of this wrapped up in time for his success sore to be inaugurated on september 2nd.
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6,000 ball the have been chosen for a recount. >> each chose half. they have taken longer to evaluate than the rest. each team is trying to calculate every vote. commissioners must decide how many of the votes that gave ghani the lead will be thrown out. >> nobody will get everything they want. whether one or two people or 10 or 12 people, if - if one million people don't accept it, it won't be the end of the world. hamid karzai met both of candidates. he has gone a long way to resolve the crisis, damaging the economy and security. california's governor declared a state of emergency after a 6.0 magnitude quake hit the bay area. the quake's epicentre was between naeper and american --
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namer and american valley. jacob ward join us now. what are the pressing issues? >> we seem to have capped off the number of injured. we are looking at around 120 injured. three critically. officials are turning to questions of infrastructure, here is what the city manager for napper has to say at a presser this morning. it's my understanding that there are as many as 20,000 individuals without power, with almost 80,000 in this city. it gives you an idea of the scale. more and more are coming back online as we spoke, and we are working with pg and e to keep track of that. >> so really the real question is now infrastructure, and the other most difficult thing is the question of water. water is life here in california, in a way it isn't in
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other states. there has been about 60 water breaks, none mains, just transmission lines, it's a relief, and the fact that there weren't more injured. a lot is because people were in bed and not in downtown napper where buildings turn to liquid. >> yes, that scene behind you. this is the 6.0 magnitude quake. tell us what ut know about the aftershock? >> -- what you know about the aftershock. >> they are a tremendous concern. a lot of people are expecting what the u.s. gs is predicting, a 50% chance of an aftershock. early this morning, when the quake begone, uv berkeley filed this report, showed us that a prototype system early warning alert system actually sent out an alert 10 seconds before it started, based on a nationwide system in japan, there's a movement in california to create
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a state-wide earthquake warning system. that may well pave the way for something like that. >> i know people in california are laid back. they go with the flow, and are as used to earthquakes as you can be, but they are terrifying. how are people coping. >> well it's an amazing place. you get used to small bumps in the night. it feels like a truck. californians have adapted to this. there was footage that came out of a skate border taking advantage of the topography of the street. so i think that the real lesson is that we all got very, very lucky. if it happened in 40 miles one direction, you would be in the capital of california, 40 in the other, you would be in the heart of downtown san francisco. so we are just lucky that it worked out the way that it did.
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absolutely. great perspective there. thank you so much. jacob ward live in napper. a country where half the economy is based on illegal trade. a revolution aimed at making street vendors legit. that's next. borderland's dramatic conclusion >> no one's prepared for this journey. >> our teams experience the heart breaking desperation >> we're all following stories of people that have died in the desert. >> and the importance... >> experiencing it, has changed me completely... >> of the lives that were lost in the desert >> this is the most dangerous part of your trip... >> an emotional finale you can't miss... >> we got be here to tell the story. >> the final journey borderland continues... only on al jazeera america
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the italian navy saved over 3,000 migrants in the mediterranean sea. the bodies of nearly 20 people were found. countries like bolivia has had an increase in migration this year. >> reporter: while italians enjoy their holidays on the italy coast. out at sea migrants die, trying to get here. on saturday at least 18 migrants were found dead off the safety of sicily, and on the same day
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170 more went missing after the overcrowded boat capsized after leaving libya. they are the latest victims of a record breaking influx of migrants that has increased since italy launched a large-scale search and rescue following the death of 350 migrants in a shipment in october. in of the last 48 hours the navy found and rescue 3,500 migrants, bringing the total to more than 100,000 since the start of the year. hundreds decide drinking. the government off accused europe of not helping and pulling the plug on the operation if it davis cupped come to its -- doesn't come to its aid. >> more will take advantage of the weather in the hope that it
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will not do the daeption cross aring. assistance the revolution formal trade in tunisia - many are out of work. the government is cracking down on the only way many now how to survive. >> reporter: for years, this man has been selling illegally on the streets of tunis. it is a family business, his nephew helps out for a few dollars a day. every morning he gives his wife some money, he doesn't know if the police will arrest him and take away his goods. >> we have families to feed. we need to work. we are reaching out to the government to help us become legitimate. if they don't assist us, we'll stay in this chaotic system. it is more than 3.5 years since a young street seller was targeted by the police. he set fire to himself, his death sparking a revolution. this is one of the consequences
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of tunisia's revolution. you can find illegal vendors selling their goods like this across the country. according to some estimates, half the economy here is made up of the informal sector. >> for years, a small number of people connected to the ruling family crowded out the competition. after they left, the rules bap more relaxed -- became more relax. the tunisian government says it's trying to make things fairer but insists vendors that don't join the system are criminals. a nonprofit is encouraging street sellers to become legal. they will not have the social security, medical care, if they move, they will have benefits of all of this. people need more convincing. at the end of the day, he's barely earned the minimum wage. paying for social security and
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dams would leave him with -- taxes would leave him with nothing. for many, illegal street selling is not just a way of live, it's the only way to survive. once again, here is rebecca stooep son with a -- stefan son with a look at the forecast. >> we have problems with flooding in the states. the fluting is coming -- flooding is coming from showers and thunder storms that have brought so much rain. we have a moisture tap into the pacific, coming into mexico. typically it's mop soonal moisture, it's going past colorado, and as far over as nevada, you get the thunder storms with a lot of rain fall. that's the monsoonal moisture. it's pumped all the way up into montreal, and we had real problems as the rain has been so heavy, continues to come down,
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as much as half an inch to an inch an hour. you can see the heavy rain hanging around, especially east-north-east montreal, we have a problem when he book at the showers and norms. now, the heaviest showers and thunder storms are now from the yakka mar valley south wards. north of that is where we have major burnt out areas from wildfires. those areas are flat, and they are on a steep incline. the water is causing debris. there's a big problem. the highways are closed down. we are watching the showers. it is bringing a lot of rain, and watching the flash flood warnings around parts of montreal, that rain fall, and then we have the heat advisories to talk about from humidity, from the monsoonal moisture and the heat in the 90s.
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up to 100 in spots. here are the flash flood advisories, and watches for the northern central portion of washington state. otherwise we have to talk about the hurricane that is further south. we have a tropical storm into the atlantic. one of the pacific - we are getting impacts from the high waves, and the water rushing up towards the beaches here for parts of the peninsula and parts of mexico, otherwise crystal balls, it's brought flooding and mudslides in kyle porter -- puerto rico, that we have to watch. forecasts will change in the next few days. wild horses have run free in parts of the american west. a government agency has been pushing to protect the animals. the agency is under investigation for failing to
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follow through. >> i see horses up here. there's nothing any more exciting hardly than seeing a band of wild horses. for 21 years ginger kath rips, a documentary -- kath rinse, a documentary film-maker focused her lense on wild horses. she has joined a bitter battle to keep them wild, fighting plans by the puro of land management, the b.l.m., to round up the horses and remove them from this part of wyoming forever. the cattle ranches here argue that the wild horses overrun the grazing areas. none of the ranchers would speak to us on camera, the organization that represents them won a lawsuit against the bureau of land management, forcing it to remove hundreds of wild horses from public and private land. the blm rounded up wild horses
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to control the population, it goes to b.l.m. holding pence and pastures, but an investigation is under way into allegations that hundreds were sold. >> the biggest buyer by far is a colorado livestock haller who publicly advocated that the wild horses should be sold for slaughter. >> since 2009, tom davis brought more than 1700 wild horses, according to the b.l.m. in its applications uncovered by the nonprofit investigative group pro-publica, davis promised the horses would be used for movies, turned out to pasture and put on oil feeds. inspections showed davis sent hundreds of horses with b.l.m. brans to texas -- brands to texas, and to other areas with animals, on the way to slaughter houses in mexico.
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the b.l.m. refused to comment, and the office of inspector general would only say the investigation is ongoing. ginger kath rinse is convinced b lm officials looked the other way. >> you hold them culpable. >> i certainly do. they are culpable. this should never have happened, never. it's the only wild life species they are supposed to manage, and they made a horrible mess out of it. connecting the unconnected - the next step in the evolution of the internet, and it's expected to change the way we work live and learn.
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it's been called the next revolution in technology. it may have the potential to change your beside and life and the planet. "real money"s correspondent has the story. >> reporter: the internet of the things or iot refers to a major move beyond the computer. it's an advance level of connectivity where just about anything can be linked and communicate intelligently. >> the power of the internet over the perseption today will be dwarfed by what will happen over the next 10 years. >> reporter: iot will power all sorts of the products. your refrigerator could be joined to your scale. when you grab a piece of cake, a wireless speaker could announce "are you sure you want to eat this." they are talking about a revolution ray way that people
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cap use computing to express needs, have them met, anticipated before they express their needs. >> it's lots of things. all waking up. >> many corporate zapt are investing hundreds of millions into the internet of things. the cap is working on 700 presents, including driverless cars. and improved medical technology. >> the ambulance will talk to patient rosts. a billion has been earmarked into research, from smart aircontinues to jet engines. was with technology the gen fits could come with a plies. many are distressed by the lack of privacy like smart phones and google classes. we'll be understood by businesses, government and each
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other. there's a lot of concerns this could get out of hands. >> thank you for joining us. i'm richelle carey in new york. thomas drayton will be back with another hours of news. "america tonight" starts