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labs. tech know, every saturday. go with science meets humanity. next saturday at seven:30 on seven:30 eastern. this is aljaer. >> -- al ja swreer jeera america. >> we warned against the temptation to make alleys with anybody who proclaimed to be an enemy of assad. >> flights still cancelled and delayed across the country after yesterday's controll traffic center fire. >> in a deeper look how recent
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shootings are putting the spotlight on racial bias. >> a front is threaten being to retaliate against western and arab countries taking part in strikes. they say it amounts to war against islam and could last decades. it's the first time they have reacted to the military operation aim the at destroying isil. this as more strikes were launched. saudi arabia's released this statement. >> they joined the u.s. and fair
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arab counties and it's a complex geometry of allies and their agenda. >> saudi arabia, the united arab emrits, jordan, and qatar. >> they have united against a common enemy. and the list is growing. with the british just recently joining the fight. >> there is not an arab or muslim fight any more, it affects every delegate here and beyond. it is the fight of our times. success requires a united struggle backed up by strong resources. >> reporter: it's the kind of international participation last seen in the
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1991 gulf war, but more complex. saudi arabia and the united arab emiates are two of the biggest arms importers in the world. in recent years saudi arabia has been the largest supplier of arms to syrian rebels with the goal of over throwing the syrian president the largest ally of iran. it could tip the civil war in favor of assad and his forces. it includes iranian backed fighters from hes -- hezbollah. they denied it would give the assad government advanced warning until it was disclosed secretary of state john kerry sent a a lotter.
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letter. and it was also sent to the syrian's ambassador. >> we will not allow borders to prevent us from taking action against isil. >> reporter: with the shia prime minister leading iraq some see it as support for militias. iran continues to be the most vocal critic. at the u.n. strategic blirnds by western countries were stated for creating safe havens. they have discussed the progress against isil. the first time britain and iran's leaders met in 35 years
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for what he said in a tweet was constructive and pragmatic dialogue. >> there was harsh criticism of u.s. foreign policy at the united nations. world leaders gathered at u.n. headquarters in new york city. we get the latest. >> reporter: in the second big speech of the week, when president obama was chairing the security council meeting, a non-converbal speech, this one saying the coalition against isil were like others outside the u.n. framework and mentioned the bombing of yugoslavia and the occupation of afghanistan and said this undermines what had been built there since the second world war and went on an important passage of the speech to talk about what he called terrorism and extremism and that russia warned
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the world about that some time ago. >> from the very beginning of arab spring they warninged to establish a united front to counter the growing terrorist threat. we warned against the temptation to make alleys with anybody who claimed to be an enemy of assad; including isil. >> an important part of the speech there saying i think i told you so to the americans and others that since the beginning of the war in syria they have been warning about terrorism and suggesting that some of those that the u.s. had supported at least with words were now the problem. >> russia's foreign minister attacked the u.s. for his involvement. they say the crisis is because of the political interfereience
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by america. >> rushia it should be crystal clear that we are doing this from peace and tranquility rather than to appease someone's ambitions. >> government officials say the ceasefire continues to hold and all sides are moving forward with the peace plan. that hasn't stopped sporadic fighting across the east. soldier has a shootout with rebel fighters. they have been fighting over the area since may. in france, thousands of kurdish activists and french muslims reallies to denounce isil. in paris, 2,000 protestors packed the streets in solidarity and called on western nations to give more support of the fight against isil. the u.s. embases -- embassy
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in yemen came under attack. it has been the scene of heavy fighting between rebels and government forces. a state department official said, quote, we have no indication the u.s. embassy was the the target of the attack. all chief and mission personnel are accounted for and no embassy staff were injured. afghanistan is finally getting a new government. monday the country will inaugurate its new president. they have agreed to work together after year was fierce accusations -- months of fierce accusation that the other had rigged the election. the action in afghanistan is not going unnoticed by the u.s. the governors of new york, nevada, tennessee were there today at a u.s. hospital in germany. they were invited by the defense
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secretary to visit american troops. despite a formal withdrawal of forces there are 10,000 personnel deployed in afghanistan. the leader of hong kong's occupy central movement has launched a mass disobedience campaign. thousands of activists have form aid blockade in hong kong's financial center. they are using the civil disobedience compain. counterparts in spain are hoping to succeed where thoses in scotland failed. november 9 is the vote. the spanish government has announced plans to prestrength from taking place. they call it unconsitutional and say it is against the will of
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the spanish people. a man who was shot after beheading a co workener oklahoma has been formally chargeed with first degree murder. alton nolan regained consciousness and placed under arrest in the hospital. according to police he severed the head of a co worker moments after being fired and went on to stab another worker when a company executive shot him. flights in and out of chicago are slowly resuming. a fire halted flights yesterday. all the results of a fire set by an employee friday morning. crews are cleaning up damage. the destruction has caused ripple effects throughout the midwest. the suspect in that fire remains hospitalized. the 36-year-old employee attempted suicide after setting the blaze. police were alerted by family members following this pace to
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facebook: he has been charged with destruction of air craft or aircraft facility. there is no federal database that tracks the number of people of any race killed by police in the united states. we'll look at police relations with the communities they vow to protect and of aggression against -- and if aggression against civilians is getting out of hand. and ahead, we'll introduce you to the newest member of the clinton family.
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>> the justice department is calling on police in fergueson, missouri, to regulate their behavior. the department of justice said officers should stop wearing
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bracelets in solidarity with the police officer who shot michael brown. they say the bracelets reinforce the very us versus them mentality that the residents of fergueson believe exists. we take a look at racial bias in police shootings. currently there is no federal database of any race killed by police. but there is a disproportionately high number of african/american among shooting victims. the numbers that drew national attention last month is far from over. >> reporter: it's been more than 15 years since this man was shot dead by four white under cover police officers in new york city. unarmed he died in a hail of 41 shots in the doorway of his apartment building. that sparked massive protests and calls for reform. many wonder if the case and its legacy have prompted any real
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change. three recent shootings of unarmed black men brought the issue of racial bias back to the center of debate. the shooting death of michael brown was addressed in president obama's speech to the united nations. >> the world took notice of the small american city of fergueson, missouri, where a young man was killed and a community was divided. so, ywe have our own racial and ethnic tensions. >> reporter: the department of justice is looking into possible civil rights violations. video was reese release have had a black shopper killed by police in a ohio wal-mart. he was carried around the toy gun sold in the store. the video seems to contradict what a caller said that he was loading a gun and pointing it at people. there will be an independent
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civil rights review. they are trying to determine if race played a role. and video released of another black man shot by a white police officer. the 35-year-old was shot during a traffic stop. ordered to produce his driver's license he reaches back in his car and is shot almost immediately. the officer who shot jones was fired from the force and has been charged with aggravated assault and battery. jones is recovering from a gun shot wound to the hip. >> let's take a deeper look to discuss more. she has formed a foundation. lady, great to have you with us. >> thank you for having us. >> you went through pain no
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margaret should have to go through n. 15 years since you lost your son, you have heard these stories. has anything really changed? >> i have to say since my son was gunned down in 1999 we thought things would have been better by now. 15 years later we still are observing instead of progress we are going backwards. and this is troubling because i thought my son's legacy that brought all races in the country together and demanderred positive changes could have served to educate and inform the public that we need police and community relations to be improved. we have made little progress. after fergueson and what happened in new york city and many different victims, we have seen we have much more to do.
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a lot more to do with the law enforcement and all these victims and the numbers we can't begin to count how many people belong to the minority communities. they are all african/american or hispanic and we want -- we have to wonder law enforcement are doing abuse of power or are they just aggressively apprehending people in the different neighborhoods different race to them. whenever there is a shooting case we have seen the shooting victim will be black or hispanic and more often the man who did the brutality will be white, unfortunately. >> you raise a good question. i want to get to the internal
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nypd investigation. we hear this they acted within policy. what is within policy? >> each police department has its own set of rules on the use of force. and those rules are supposed to define different categories of force and when that force can be used. in theory all police officers are supposed to be trained to those exact policy. >> they were set in 1889 by -- 1989. >> these are set by each police department. they will say these, the circumstances in which you can use a choke hold, for example. or these are the circumstances in which you can shoot. are you allowed to shoot after somebody who is fleeing who hasn't committed a felony or things of that nature that are precise. these are laid out in the police department's own operational
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policies and pro seedures. -- pro -- procedures. they give some margin of discretion and can also serve as a cover for when police have acted unlawfully. >> they are trained not to flee a situation. if they feel scared and intemidated they could use excessive force. >> they are not supposed to use excessive force, right? the basic principle is officers should use force proportionate to the threat they are face. they are not just to shoot at random. the question is, and this becomes very difficult in these cases is the weight is often given to the officer's own situational awareness and his or her feeling of the threat that is posed by the person that has been shot. >> the shooting death of your
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son really gripped the nation. how do you feel your son was portrayed? >> unfair. he was a stereotype as a poor west african immigrant who lost his life on the streets of new york and portrayed as uneducated even though he graduated from school and went to singapore for his computer science program before moving to the united states. and this is why whenever is a shooting victim that involves law enforcement they portray the victim in a negative light. and this is unfair. he -- spoke french, english, thai on thaaye and they didn't
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come through the reporting. when i speak i speak across the country about racial healing and also i speak about journalism. it's really bad reporting that was done to my son. sometimes when we saw the headline in africa when i was living there, i almost collapsed because he was portrayed [inaudible] it was unfair. >> people feel they are the victims. we will continue the conversation. >> reporter: it's a typical day in this fergueson courtroom. >> you have to stay out of trouble. can do you that? >> reporter: as defendant, mostly black, appear before the judge on traffic violations that result in stiff fines. >> it's just 75 plus cost. see the laters in the far corner. >> reporter: this man is here on a suspended
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license. >> sometimes i don't ride through fergueson just so i won't get stopped. >> reporter: accusations of racial bias are prompting the city to consider dropping some fines that critics say unfairly target minorities. it's a step in repairing community relations that ruptured last month after a white police officer shot unarmed black teen michael brown. the town took another step inviting residents to air grievances with the mayor and city council. the police chief apologized for the way his department handled brown's shooting. >> i want to say this to the brown family, no one who has not experienced the loss of a child can understand what you are feeling. i am truly sorry for the loss of your son. >> everyone is tuned in to fergueson. >> reporter: on a radio talk show, a law professor discusses the recent
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violence in town and says city leaders are trying on build a bridge to the community but still have a long way to go. >> the citizens' frustration is yes i'm voicing my concerns and not getting empathy. >> reporter: community activists say real change isn't going to come to fergueson until residents take a more active role in demanding it, that means voting. only 12% of the registered voters cast ballots. fergueson is predominantly black, but the mayor is white and only one of the six council members is black. the democratic committee woman wants to change that. since the shooting she has been holding weekly civics classes for residents and encouraging them to run for office. >> vihad them come back and say i'm sorry, i should have run. i wasn't engaged. >> reporter: protests in fergueson continue,
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but are smaller. a reminder that the community still hasn't found a new normal. >> how many open investigates are there? >> 33 or 34 listed. >> what would prompt an investigation? >> so, there is no rule back for this. it could be one of several things. for example, if there have been a number of complaints about a particular police department or if the justice department is reading about things that are happening in a particular vicinity and they understand the conditions, but generally speaking the department of justice will only intervene if they think there is a pattern of misconduct, a single case of police brutality isn't enough for the department to get involved. they only sort of put themselves into the picture when they think something is happening systematically so there are problems either with the use of
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force policy or with the way it is being implemented or the way a department is investigating cases where forces use or cases of racial bias. >> they don't have to report statistics to the department of justice. >> no. that's quite remarkable. there is a 1990s law that authorizes the department of justice to carry out investigations and it mandates they should report all the statistics but never requires the police department to file them to the department of justice. whatever statistics they have are incomplete. >> what questions should we ask? is race and culture issues the core issues here? >> we have to address the race issue. just saying the law enforcement, the police officer who killed
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african/american victim, we should not just limit the accusation to the law enforcement officer, i want to say the system itself needs to be -- and we have to have a national conversation so people will accept to come around and talk about this issue not like them against us. we need to work together. we are not against law enforcement. we are not against police. we are against those individuals who are abusing power and killing innocent young victims like the way they killed my son and other people's children: what i want to add about the chief police in fergueson, his apology i think should be -- if it is genuine and sincere, the community needs to understand that they have to give him a chance. they have to give him a chance so that he can redeem himself
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and try to recruit more minority in his units and have real solution, not just clashes and crisis after crisis. this is my voice and i call on america for everyone to understand law enforcement community, families, teacher, everyone in the neighborhood need to come together with law enforcement and we need to work together for real solutions. >> we need to work together. do you feel the officers in small towns are adequately trained in how to handle situations and to work with minority communitys? >> it vary, right. that's sort of the beauty and problem with policing in the united states. we have a decentralized system. we don't have standards that are uniformly mandated. the police departments should have a pretty good idea of what is expected from them in the
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context of use of force, because as there have been a number of doj investigations and the doj have entered into settlements with several departments and lay out in great detail what a department needs to do and the standards they need to meet. >> with the growing number of incident, people are trying to learn their rights and teach communities how to respond if they are detain bide law enforcement officials. >> reporter: for days after being stopped by police, this man says he felt powerless. >> they basically jumped out of the car, four large officers and were yell being and like get -- yelling get on the wall. it was very bizarre experience, because i hadn't done anything. they said if i didn't have i.d. or produce it, i would be going to jail. they said to me, the next time a cop tells you to do something you better do it. i just remember those words
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ringing in my ears. >> reporter: he says police let him go after he showed them his i.d. but the experience changed him. >> i had pent-up frustration and it was sitting inside and i felt the best way to do something is to get involved in my community. >> reporter: she started teaching know -- he started teaching know your right work shops. >> you have to take control and ask am i think stopped? am i think arrested. >> reporter: a quick survey shois shows the experience is nothing new. >> who in this room has ever been stopped by police officers. >> they searched by book bag. i didn't know what to do. i was be nervous. why are they doing this. >> reporter: the work shop focuses on teaching teens how to stand up for their rights without making the situation worst. >> by stating clearly look officer, i know you are asking questions and i have i.d.
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you are letting him know there is a limit. >> reporter: the nypd has mew policy. they ended the controversial policy known as stop and frisk that allowed officers to stop and frisk people they felt were committed a crime or were going to commit a crime. civil rights groups say it amounted to racial profiling. even though stops have dropped from 2,000 per week from 16,000, they say there is much to be done between police and communities of color. especially after high profile incidents like officer-involved shootings. a voluntary course is taught to
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800 police officers and that training can stop such incidents. >> we have an obligation to give the tools to our police officers. >> reporter: investing the time and monnetraining officers -- money in training officers remains the problem. >> where do we go from here? >> i think where we go from hooker is we really do -- from here is we really do need to have a national converintaitionz converintaitionz -- conversation about policing. we have seen incidents of police brutality and the race issues under lying policing in america today. it is up to the administration and president obama to take the steps to start this national conversation and convene the people who need to be convened in this way. the stake holders are the police, community, all need to be at the table until we figure
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out what it is we want our police officer forces to look like over the next 20-30 years. >> do you feel police body cams will hold police more accountable? >> that is what the survey shows. they have done some studies and show body cams reduce police violence a significant amount. on the other hand there are a lot of concerns about privacy issues with body cams. police are often going into very sensitive situations. say they are responding to a domestic abuse call and going into a home, their body cam would be recording all of the interactions and so one does have to think about how body cams will be effect policing and those issues. and you have to think about what happen to the data captured by the body cams. a lot of people very personal affairs will be on this video and they need to be well thought
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out, robust policies to govern how those things are controlled. >> your final words on your mission and where we go from here? >> we at the foundation are committed more than ever to continue the work that needs to be done. we call on everyone to join. i agree the last statement made about the body camera. there is a fine line there. if it is going to help save live, we support that. and it is really sad we have to go to another funeral. it's something i wish i would not do, but i just went to long island to a funeral. i went to console and i joined with trayvon martin's mom. i cannot finish counting.
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this need to stop. we need to work hard and make it a better place for everyone. thank you. >> appreciate your time and sharing your story. good to see you. thank you for joining us on a deeper look. coming up next: >> i have ebowl -- ebolla, please don't touch me. >> he survived only to face a family tragedy. >> and a mosquito borne illness some are bringing back from the caribbean. er. >> swreer swreer
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>> guilty or not guilty? we'll be waiting longer for that answer. the ousted egyptian president is and a judge says he needs more time to decide. >> reporter: the man who led egypt for three
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decades expected a verdict on saturday on the case that implicated him for the death of peaceful protestors during the 2011 revolution, abuse of power and profiteering. it has been postponed until next month. >> the court has decided to postpone the case to the 29th of november, 2014. >> reporter: the court says it is still reviewing the evidence. an elaborate documentary was shown in court that highlighted the 160,000 pages the prosecution has to go through. mubarak, six of his assistants and businessmen are accused of ordering the killing of protestors. the case began in 2011 after but marac was force -- after mubarak was forceed to step down. the trial has been divisive from the beginning. supporters oppose i think abouting to court the only
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leader many have known for years. while those who oppose had little faith in the judicial system. >> i don't trust, why did he take so long for the armey to arrest him? >> reporter: mubarak was sentenced to life for failing to protect protestors. the sentence was overturned and a re-trial ordered. a fact finding committee created by morrissey say he was responsible for the killing of protestors like this unarmed man. the committee accused mubarak of giving direct orders to kill. in august 2013, mubarak was released from prison and put under house arrest.
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earlier this year, he was found guilty of stealing public funds. >> the court orders to be sent to prison for three years. >> reporter: mubarak's lawyers say they have faith in the legal system. for other egyptians, justice has a completely different meaning. >> al jazeera continues to demand the rewhether or not he is of its three journalists that have been detained for twa 73 days -- 273 days. an additional three years for having a spent bullet in his possession he picked up at a protest. another american health care worker exposed to the ebola virus will return back to the u.s. for treatment. the person's condition is
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unknown but he or she could arrive back as early as tomorrow. they were exposed while working in sierra leon. this doesn't mean they have contracted the virus. the person will be treated at the national institutes of health. to stop exposure medical workers are, supplied with equipment. seven huge containers of glorvetion gowns and masks -- gloves, gowns and masks. >> it is unacceptable if because of lack of pre -- preparedness and planning and coordination, people are dying. when they don't have to. so we have to do better. >> the president says the u.s. has taken the lead but can't do
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it alone. a rare piece of good news, officials saying nigeria has managed to maintain the spread of the virus and is ebola-free. life after the virus can be difficult. many have seen their lives and families devastated. >> reporter: we see the route he took to get to hospital. his friends tried to help him but he refused fearing he would infect them with ebola. >> i don't know if i have ebowl aplease don't -- ebola, please don't touch me. i went to the hospital and walked four hours. >> he manageed to fight off the virus and recover. but when he came to be discharged he asked what happened to the rest of his family who he knew had been
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admited to hospital. >> he brought me >> the virus killed 40 members of his family. his father had promised him he would go to college this year, but now he is dead. the household effects with documents and money were burned, considered contaminated by the virus. this woman survived ebola and counts herself lucky to be alive. >> all the same i am good because most people lost many of their family. i only lost my dad. >> reporter: he
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says people are afraid of him even though he has a certificate confirming he is no longer contagious. >> what happens when they are discharged from the treatment center? there is still a lot of stigma, a lot of rumors and denial in the communities about the ebola virus disease out break. >> reporter: he still has the family motor bike and would like to get work as a driver, but no one will hire him. he says soon he will have to park it as he doesn't have the money for petrol. a new mosquito borne illness is spreading through south and central america and the caribbean. 1million have been effected. it is usually not fatal, however it does cause excruciating pain with muscle store soreness, fatigue, nausea and rash. an estimated 1,125 cases have
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been aren'ted in the u.s -- have been reported in the u.s. the latest on a search for a group of climbers after a volcano erupts in japan. and a new way to come up for money to get a degree.
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there's more to finical news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, can fracking change what you pay for water each month? have you thought about how climate change can effect your grocery bill? could rare minerals in china effect your cell phone bill? or, how a hospital in texas could drive up your health care premium. i'll make the connections from the news to your money real.
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>> muslims are flocking to saudi arabia. they are expecting 3 million programs from around the world. hundreds of thousand arrived in the city wearing a simple white fold of cloth required. it. 60 years ago this weekend the u.n. adopt aid convention for those who don't hold citizenship anywhere. we get their sorres. >> reporter: in the eyes of the law, these people simply don't exist.
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they are among the more than 10 million who are stateless. as such, they are denied rights to etication, health care and the proceedom -- freedom to travel. here they are getting help. university professors and students are finding ways for them to be recognized. it's a small step toward the u.n. campaign to end statelessness in 10 years. she was once stateless herself and was born and grew up in thailand. she fought for years to get citizenship. now she wants to help others get out of the trap of statelessness. >> everybody have a right to have citizenship. and every single kid who born, they should have a birth certificate or any document that prove who they are, where they
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were born. >> reporter: that's easier said than done. they have lived in this area before thailand existed and have fled war and prosecution. their fluid need to survive and the hard politics of nation states. it is the middle of the rainy season and most of the houses of makeshift leaving the people unprotected. that's rather similar to the legal situation. because about a third of the house households here are not documented. that means they are totally unpro tected under -- unprotected under the law. after getting advice she shares what she has learned. she has four children all born here as she was, but they can't get the education or careers they want. if they get sick they can't access affordable health care.
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they are more vulnerable to exployitation and in some cases trafficked. >> if we get education we will know what our rights are and we can pass it on to others. >> reporter: she and millions like her are out to prove that being stateless is far from being hopeless. rescue crews are trying to reach people on the side. a volcano. the 10,000-foot peek shot a large plume of smoke and ash. it last erupted 2007. a land slide in china buried four homes. five were pulled from the rubble and taken to the hospital and six others are missing. rescue workers continue to search. at home, we are tracking severe storms.
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good evening. >> good evening. we are talking about vegas again seeing heavy rain showers pushing through. not just vague abut over the last couple of week, phoenix, tucson, palm springs and also vegas. it is the thunderstorms right here that have been moving through. let me get closener and show you what we are seeing. notice the bands of showers. i want to show you the video from friday night and the rains extended to saturday morning. we didn't see an extreme amount of rain, but what we did see was a lot of rain in a short amount of time. in cities like vegas and tucson, they do not handle the rain this quickly very well, of course. we saw power outages across the area. we have good news. if you take a look at the radar and satellite we are showing most of the rain pushing out of the area and heavy rain showers across arizona and into parts of
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utah right here. that is where we have areas of flash flood warnings toward 15 expix -- phoenix and utah and new mexico. that is where we will see the problem. that rain is going to continue tomorrow. las vegas you will clear out, but that rain will extent more toward the east as we go toward the beginning of the week. phoenix you are going to dry out. temperatures below average with no more rain in the forecast through the next five days. here across the northeast today has been a beautiful day, well above average and feeling more like summer. currently temperatures have dropped down to 76. that is still warmer than what we would normally see this time of year. tomorrow for new york, how about 82, sunny and we expect to see rain, but not until toward wednesday we'll see nice
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conditions with rain toward the end of the week with temperatures down to about average. tomorrow we'll see heavy rains across the southeast. if you are flying into harts field airport in georgia we could expect to see delays there. >> an active first week of fall. >> absolutely. >> thank you. former president and former secretary of state bill and hillary clinton had new title, grandma and grandpa. we'll introdrew you to the newest edition of the family next. raising cash for a college education. how some students are trying to crowd fund their way to a degree.
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>> bill and hillary clinton are now proud grandparents. hillary sent out a tweet saying it is one of the happiest
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moments of their lives. both the former president and secretary of state re-tweeted their daughter's announcement. an aerospace contractor is suing nasa or a 6.8 billion contract. sierra nevada corporation says it is challenging nasa. they have been tasked with building space taxis to take astronauts to the international space station and could have saved nasa 900-milion and are questioning the way nasa awards contracts. it would end dependence on russia for rides to the international space station. many students are seeking alternatives when it comes to raise money for school. one option, on-line crowd
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funding. >> reporter: this 24-year-old tries to squeeze in afternoon at sun set park to take pictures. he is trying to pay tuition in working the overnight shift in a retail store and going to class during the day. >> i want to have a degree in arts management. >> how qloas -- close are you. people who mid money for their education is set up pages. he raised 5,000. >> it is a big thing to swallow and ask for help. >> reporter: it is one of the largest websites in america. it shot up from just over 2,000 for years ago -- four years ago to more than 100,000 today. those pages together raisero ofly 13 million in 2014. go fund me is only one of
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a growing list of crowd funding sites like scholar match, 0 bound, give college.com, and grad save gifts. each claims a portion of the money raised as a fee. >> they are good websites but seem to come and go. >> reporter: the publisher says crowd funding is increasingly popular among students because more and more are taking out loans to pay for school up from 45% n 1993 to 70% today. the average class of 2014 graduate has 33,000 of student debt. he advises caution. the majority of students never reach their goal. >> i don't think this has the long-term success, i think it will be part of the plan for paying for college, but just a drop in the bucket. >> reporter: go fund me tells al jazeera:
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>> you kind of have to shove it in people's faces pretty much and stuff it down their throat. people are sick of me, i know that. but that's how bad i need to graduate. >> reporter: he tapped into his broad social network asking friends to share his story and re minded people how close he is to success. >> i am ready to go and put my diploma in as soon as i get it. >> you have everything on. >> except the diploma. >> reporter: with all that cyber support he is banking it's only a matter of time. >> from raising money for school to raising money for spuds. an ohio man raised 50,000 for his first attempt to make potato salad. it was a sarcastic campaign and he put on a public party downed
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potato stock. it was full of games and music and potato salad and using the money to partner with local charities charities to help with homelessness and hunger. thank you for watching. the coalition against isil grows with more countries joining the battle. welcome to consider this. those stories and much more straight ahead. รข [music] >> no grievance justifies these actions. >> obama highlights the need for a global action against isil.

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