influx of sunniars abs. it makes it hard to determine ininflux of people. in a building site in the south of kirkuk, kurdish special forces follow up on a tip off that an i.s.i.l. sleeper cell is hiding here. they soon discover a container buried underground, hidden inside a cache of weapons, ammunition and explosives. three men were at the site, moving to kirkuk after fleeing
the fighting in the village and posted to the officers that they were i.s.i.l. the men and the evidence were handed over to the police to be processed and sent to the courts. the kurdish security officers had little hope the suspects would be convicted. >> many judges of the court told us that their homes are in the south, and are not protected. so i.s.i.l. attacks them. others are too afraid to put their families in danger as they have been getting their threats. >> some of the judges are arab sunnis and naturalistic, that's why he released them. >> the sunni arab population increased over the past few months as over it 100,000 fled the fighting making kir oak the home. -- kirkuk the home. it's a nervous city. security forces making it difficult to track down those loyal to i.s.i.l., hiding in this community.
>> there two kinds of sunni arabs, some are in league with i.s.i.l., some are against them. it's important to give updated information to the air streaks, so they don't attack the wrong sides. we have good information, and telling them to stay away from i.s.i.l., we don't want to turn away from our enemy. >> the front line is 30km from the city. i have been asked to keep my voice down because we are close to the i.s.i.l. position. it's 50 meters away across the river. the problem the fighters have is clearing the area, there's 45 sunniar ab villages living across the way, and they don't want to kill the civilians, civilians are saying they can't force i.s.i.l. out of the villages. a coalition air strike hit a vehicle across the river, killing four, including two senior i.s.i.l. commanders. they will not launch attacks
near where civilians are living, and they can't help to weed out the sleeper cells, only a fully functioning judicial system could do that. for more on the latest on the air campaign against i.s.i.l., i'm joined by mark lyons, senior fellow with the truman security project and a former army major. how do you judge if the air strikes are working? >> we are looking at more reconnaissance and what i.s.i.l. is doing. it looks like they are keeping their heads down, they are not attacking inside of syria. there are concerns in iraq. there are attacks in iraq, baghdad. the security forces have to step up the ground game. >> there's so much going on around the border between syria and turkey. we heard about kobani. will turkey have to step up more? >> i think so. we have to get them in the game. there'll be a tremendous crisis
taking place in a few days if nothing happens. the u.s. air strikes are limited because we don't have troops on the ground that we were talking to. we were talking the peshmerga forces in mt sinjar. this place is inside of syria. we don't have the capability to direct the air strikes. you can provide cover, but in terms of making sure someone cleans up after the fact - that's not there. >> talking about boots on the ground. that is something the president doesn't want to happen. speaker of the house john boehner says that may be something that has to happen, and do they have to be u.s. troops. >> any troops on the ground shows commitment by the country. it's a big thing. i think the president want to play this out, and extend past the administration. make that decision at the last moment, let the arab nations decide what happens first inside of iraq and syria. over the horizon, that is the
nice sis, what happens in -- crisis. what happens here, what do the united nations say about that. that'll be an arab army inside of syria. the ruler of dubai, sheikh mohammed wrote an op-ed, and he said what has to happen, lasting peace requires winning the electoral battle. grassroots human development. seems six, but obviously it's not. does the military campaign make those goals more difficult. >> phase 5, the conditions on the ground, they have to follow. we didn't export that to the arab countries. we brought democracy into iraq, we didn't bring market, goods and services inside of iraq. >> does every country - is every country suitable for that, do they want that? >> capitalism almost before
democracy in some cases. having the right to vote is nice, but people need to live, work, create a home for themselves. conditions on the ground are important. it has to be part of the military plan. it takes the ground, holding the ground. how do you sustain that condition on the ground going forward. that is a civilian operation. >> before i let you go, let's go back to syria. the air strikes - what long-term effect, and you may not know, maybe no one knows, might this have on the bashar al-assad regime, which was difficult before. >> i.s.i.l. is not an industrialized nation. as they lose the assets, they have gone forever, whatever is lost, they are not getting back. we degrade their capability to gain revenue. all this is what do the arab nations want to do with bashar
al-assad. our president says he must go. the question is what do the others in the region say, that is to be determined. >> i am sure we'll call on you again. still ahead - two shootings in st louis, both involving police, haunting a community recovering from the killing of mike brown. >> and another day for passengers in the midwest.
tensions in ferguson, missouri is high again, the same down when michael brown, an unarmed teen was shot by a police officer. a month later a police officer has been shot, and the shooter are at large. >> the two incidents took place in parts of town not connected with the shooting of michael brown, and don't appear related to that case. they add to the tension in the city. >> reporter: a ferguson police officer was shot in the arm during an altercation during a routine patrol. the officer fired shots in
return, but there was no indication that he would hit one of the suspects. the injured suspect is taken to hospital and is expected to recover. overnight there was another incident, an off-duty st louis police officer was shot at while in his private car and suffered injuries from the broken glass. president obama spoke at the black congressional caucus about issues that came to light after the michael brown shooting. brown's parents were in attendance. >> in too many communities a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement. too many men are tart by law enforcement. guilty of driving while back - judged by fear and hopelessness. >> the police chief in ferguson issued an apology in a video. >> i'm truly sorry for the loss
of your son, and that it took so long to move michael from the street. >> i don't want to talk to him. i want action, not words. >> reporter: a grand jury is several weeks away from deciding whether darren wilson, the white officer that shot michael brown will face criminal charges. demonstrators say the protest will continue until arrests are made. and it takes much more time to end the discretion for the community and the police. michelle obama says the widespread of distrust is having a corrosive effect on its children. >> it is. chick go airports -- chicago airports are still under going flights cancelled in and out of a hair after a fire and wires
were cut in the control room. that was sunday. people are city feeling the effect, including stephanie sy, one of many stranded passengers and joins us. stephanie sy, days after the fact, you are one of the many passengers still stranded. how are you coping? >> i should report that right now there were more flights that are leaving o'hare on time than there are flights that are cancelled. two hours ago when i spoke to you and looked up at the board, there were 50 cancelled flights. now i look up, there's about 12 cancelled flights. it's easier to get on a flight. i checked for a flight home and i was able to book that if i wanted to at this point. i wasn't able to three hours ago. the flights leaving for the most part are facing delays of an hour or less. 48 hours after the incident this morning, united airlines, for example, the terminal i was in
was operating at two-thirds capacity. there's definitely a sense, at this point, that for a lot of passengers, things are getting better. myself and other passengers. this all started this morning. my flight was cancelled. i rebooked a flight. that flight was cancelled. i was on the phone on hold for 45 minutes waiting for another flight and i could not get one out today, and was not alone in this. >> so which flight. >> all because of one person, it's infuriating. it's sad that it took this. so frustrating when it impacts so many people. >> the united states, for god's sake. it's causing trouble all over the country, you know. people are trying to get everywhere.
o'hare is one of the main hubs in the country. it's a scary thing. >> and the mayor ron emanuel says o'hare regained the mantle of being the busiest airport in the world. a lot of sentiment that you hear is that passengers are in shock that there wouldn't be redoes nottancies built into the -- redundancies built into the system, that this is not the act of god, but the act of one person, able to spend the system off the rails. of course, being one of the busiest airports in the country, it goes between o'hare and haerts field in atlanta, but when something happens, everyone feels it. which flights are the most affected? >> when i look at the board now the majority of the flights are to smaller towns.
we are talking about north carolina, maddison, wisconsin have had flights cancel. airport officials are trying to impact the least amount of people. there were dozens of mainland flight. the main routes between chicago and dallas, and chicago and new york that were cancelled. what they are trying to do is cancel the smaller flights to affect the least amount of passengers. >> fantastic of you to go in to duty mode. >> of course. >> while you are stranded. we appreciate it. great to see that things are slowly, and things are getting back to normal. thank you. >> yes. sure. >> thousands of air france pilots will head to work after ending a 2 week strike. gradually it will be restored. more negotiations over unfair
treatment are not over. >> if planes are not in the air, they are not making money. air france has been haemorrhaging it for the last two weeks. 250 million is what a fortnight's crippling strike cost. more than half of sunday's flights cancelled. the skies above paris quieter, the noise on the ground, anything but. unions and pilots furious about what they call gross inequality. this has been fuelling the feud. the budget options. the likes of britain's easy jet, ryanair, slicing into the profits as they expand into paris. the french national air lining w was to boost its own offering. but the pilots don't get the $100,000 start salary nor the meal aloipss and all refused to work until they did.
on sunday, talks failed, but the snpl union which represents the pilots agreed to call the strike off. it said, the conditions of social dialogue were not met, but we decided to meet our responsibilities by lifting the strike and continuing discussions. >> essentially routes in europe are being expanded, not so much the long haul roots, but the median hall routes around europe will be. that, again, is an issue that the pilots union is concerned about. >> reporter: the union says talks can continue in what it calls a calmer setting. paris's skies are about to get busy. the question is will they stay that way. when we come back on "eva
>> welcome back to "al jazeera america". here is a look at the top stories. indian prime minister narendra modi drew a crowd of 20,000 during an appearance in new york city this afternoon. in the united states for the first time since his inauguration, ahead of a visit on monday, he had a rousing reception at the invitation only event at madison square gardens. pro-democracy protesters are preparing for a new round of demonstrations. angry over china's decision to vet hong kong's application for leader. in chicko, passengers -- chicago, passengers are stranded after an employees brought thousands of flights to a halt. brian howard was arrested and charged after setting equipment
on fire and cut years at a control center. >> returning to the top story. the fight against i.s.i.l. the united states is leading the coalition. there's a debate in washington about the best way to win the fight. patty culhane has more on what politicians on both sides of the aisle sigh. >> president obama is once again going on tv to describe the megs. >> part -- describe the mission. >> part of the solution is military. we have to push them back and shrink the space and go after the command, control, capacity, weapons, fuelling and cut off financing and work to eliminate the no of foreign fighters. >> on sunday the speaker of the house warned it may not be simple. >> maybe we can get enough of these forces trained and get them on the battlefield. some of the boots have to be there. if no one else steps up to do it, recommend putting american boots on the ground. >> we have no choice.
these are barbarians, they intend to kill us. if we don't destroy them, we'll pay the price. top officials responded. >> we made it clear there will not be a ground invasion. this has to be local forces. >> the u.s. president says he wan launch the strikes without the approval of congress, because they approved the wars in afghanistan and iraq. some from the president's party say he can't do that. >> it really concerns me that the president would assert he has the ability to do this unilateral unilaterally, where as a candidate he made plane that the president cannot unilatter at lil start a war -- unilaterally start a war. >> the house speaker said he would call congress back if the president asked. the president welcomes a vote, but will not ask for one, making it like loig members of congress
won't make their positions clear, where voters will decide if they agree. the death toll has risen to 30 people, including the eruption of a volcano in central japan, most are hikers, bodies found at a popular destination. mt ontake erupted sending ash into the sky, blanketing the area. now rescue workers are trying to rescue injured workers. wayne hay has more. when mt ontake roared to life, it caught people by police, the eruption happening. hundreds of climbers were enjoyed a clear day. >> translation: for a while i heard the pounding of thunder a number of times. soon after climbers descended. they were covered in ash,
covered in white. >> reporter: one hiker captured the eruption on camera, but realised he and his group from in trouble. they were number offed by the ash -- number offed by the ash -- enveloped by the ash cloud. it is a popular climbing destination, some were dropped an the mountain. >> translation: i'm so relieved, i couldn't sleep. >> reporter: among the rescue workers are defense personnel. they are met by a mountain still spewing ash. the area is closed, but nearby towns have not been evacuated. mt ontake is one of 110 active volcanos, and one of 47 under surveillance. the last time it had a major eruption was in 1979. >> there was an increase in
volcanic earthquakes this month, they slowed down prior to saturday's eruption. the alert level was not raised. an american doctor exposed to ebola in west africa is set to undergo treatment in the u.s. the doctor was volunteering in sierra leone. the doctor will be admitted to the agencies clinic in maryland. security is tight in afghanistan ahead of the inauguration. police and soldiers have been posted in kabul and elsewhere. that's where ashraf ghani will be sworn in on monday, the opponent agreeing to a power sharing arrangement in which he'll become the chief executive. tensions are high after the bitterly contested race. >> the african police force have taken strong security measures, especially in kabul city. we'll make sure that this h
happens in a secure environment. we have delegations today and tomorrow. for that we have taken our measures, and do not see major problems so far. >> after a dozen years, hamid karzai's tenuous presidency is down to its final hours. jennifer glasse is in kabul with a look back. >> reporter: a few years back narendra modi was denied a visa, the only person to fall foul of actions on the religious freedom account. that was then. now he's feted by 500 members of the indian community, as well as corporate leaders. he basked on the stage. >> we will try to get jennifer glasse's report on hamid karzai shortly. in the meantime yemen's security supporters say a suicide bomber killed many in a hospital. an offshoot of al qaeda claimed
responsibility. at the same time, hundreds demanded they take back the capital from the houthis. the rebel group seized the capital a week ago, yet to leave, despite signing a deal on saturday with yemen's president. a u.s. drone strike in pakistan killed four. fighters were killed in a north-west tribal region. a separate bomb blast killed eight people at a refugee camp. >> still ahead, an athletic contest in senegal that recalls a tragic make history. and kevin has more on the wildfires. >> that's right. the wildfires and on the east coast it feels like summer, take a look at washington. we are looking at great weather there.
more than 2,000 palestinians, mostly civilians were killed on the gaza strip. many were injured, including children. now a charity arranged for some to receive specialised treatment in germany. nick spicer reports. >> reporter: a bad infection swirls the bone in this boy's leg. here there's a risk. amputation, there's a better chance that he'll keep his leg now that he's out of gaza. >> he's one of 42 children brought over by a charity in early september. >> open fractures, open wounds. amputations. lots of legs, arms, and most of them are critical ill children. >> reporter: it was a tough
journey to europe. two children died on the way into and through egypt, in part because of delays. it's difficult for residents of gaza to travel, even in normal time. in 51 days of conflict. 578 children died, 3,000 injured. few can hope to receive the treatment available here in germany. the german charity is peace village, and worked for years to treat children wounded in war zones. the gaza kids eat and play with children were other conflicts. you have to wonder what skies are unseen in the mind. this boy lost the use of some of his hand, but lost more, saying his family was gathered in one room when a bomb hit his building. they cleared the ruins, another bomb fell. the explosion killed two members of his family. no fear of that here.
>> everyone is lovely here, and the volunteers play with us. they have a lot of friends. >> the children will stay here until they are well, and are sent home. a treatment regiment is devised with the expectation that they will not be able to come to germany again. undocumented immigrants have many things in common with u.s. citizens, and can enjoy some of the same benefits. undocumented teens do not have access to federal aid for college. in this week's "edge of 18', executive producer alex gibney introduced us to an undocumented student who cannot afford to continue her education. >> people say i don't belong here, but this is where i grew up. i'm american too. people are stereotyped what being undocumented means. the most common thing i heard is undocumented people took our jobs. when my parents came to the u.s.
to give me a better life and future. as far as college processes go, being undocumented makes is difficult. i don't qualify for federal aid. i applied to selective out of state schools that are private. . >> officially she is not here. in some fundamental sense. yet she is here. and she's striving to make it work. and to reach beyond the expectations of her parents. some of the parents of the kids in this series want to keep them too close, and are not letting them fly. >> the whole point of me coming to the country was, you know, to, like, do good. to do good on my own. and i almost feel hike they are not seeing the -- feel like they are not seeing the big picture. >> i feel like i'll be stuck forever. i was rejected from my dream
school, and i only applied to one other school. i'm worried i will not get accepted. >> new plan as of new is planning not to go to school. >> the problem with that is usually when you take a break, that's the end of the schooling. it's more that you are - if you get the college education, you can make it. >> i have no intentions on going to college. i feel you can't teach creativity. >> i was an up and coming rapper, i'm part of the crew. i perform with him. >> in my field you don't meet college, you are born with it or not. in addition to dancing and performing on stage with coil, i run the ploughing, and instagram -- blog and instagram. i'm a videographer, editor,
creative director. >> to be an entrepreneur takes courage. you can't let anyone side track you and can't be afraid to take risks. if things don't work out by the time you are 20, then what. >> i don't have a fallback plan. i tell myself i have no excuse for it not to work out. >> i'll make it happen. >> the new episode, the "edge of 18' airs tonight. here on al jazeera america we are rooting for the kids. in senegal hundreds remember african slaves with a sporting event. it's the 3-mile swim from the car to the island of a former trade slaving post. it honours the slaves attempting to escape the island in the 18th century. >> reporter: some are excited and have been waiting for this for month. others are nervous, and less prepared. >> translation: it's tough training. i try to take part in it.
this race is senegalese tradition. >> reporter: am tours and professionals are taking part in this race. the best will swim across in under an however. this stretch of atlantic ocean that separates the area is historical importance. the island was a major hub, and the store a point of no return, where slaves were boarded on ships to america. the island is a tourist attraction, and the slave house a museum, a reminder of a dark captor in human history. >> some of the slaves that tried to escape were on the i would say. >> the waters are no longer shark infected. shipping traffic chased them away. jelly fish and currents are the biggest concerns. >> translation: we have taken the support of the state. the navy will be deployed to
ensure we make it safely to the il. relief at the finish line. >> translation: it was tough but worth it. i would do it again. >> translation: i did it 10 years ago, i was 42. i could have done better if the currents weren't as strong. >> reporter: organizers have turned this into a professional race, they say it's the hundreds of am tours that make the race so special. quite an event. coming up on al jazeera america - redefining masculinity and south korea. we look at the billion dollar business of male cosmetics. and the man who created the worldwide web, fighting to keep
tenure as president is down to the final hours. jennifer glasse is in kabul with a look back. >> hamid karzai was named interim leader after the taliban was removed from power. he was picked three times to be lead, in a 2002 tribal gathering and in two leggses. for two -- elections. he wam a recipient of aid as the country we built it is. there was a resurgens in education. girls could attend school. 2.5 million do now. women's rights expanded. both achievements that hamid karzai mentioned. tv programs debate his legacy. opinions are mixed, debatesar a testament to a free press. >> the media, the freedom of speech and freedom of expression
contributed to the critical maturity of the afghan people especially, to the young generations. >> it has not been an easy tenure. there were a number of attempts on his life. most notably in 2002 and in 2008. hamid karzai reach out to the taliban, establishing a high peace council to try to bring it close to the government. it failed. critics say he didn't make enough of early international support. corruption was prevalent and he failed to build a sustainable government. >> he empowered but did not invest in the afghan state institution. he does not believe in the new afghan or the modern situation. >> his relationship with the yats and n.a.t.o. -- united states and n.a.t.o. is
punctuated by the killing of civilians. [ speaking foreign language ] >> he refused to sign a security agreement with the united states, leaving it to his successor. his final year in power saw increased violence by taliban fighters. the afghanistan he leaves behind faces economic and security challenges, and the performance of karzai's successor will be a measure of how afghans represent him. >> presidents are cleaning up after powerful storms hit over the weekend. they caused heavy flooding and knocked out power. there has been dozens of reports of trees falling on cars, electrical fires, car crashes. two inches of rain has fallen, and that's a record for that
area. crews have made progress to contain a fire. it's up 3% from yesterday. fires burnt more than 150 square miles since it started two weeks ago. a dozen homes have been destroyed. we are with kevin now with more on the weather and a look at the wildfires. >> the west has not broken for a long time. we have been dealing with the drought. and odile brought a lot of moisture into the region. the break has come from this area of lou pressure that you can see spinning there across parts of nevada. that has brought rain showers into the area. from space, this is a shot from the king fire. this is the area we are talking about. the other area is the smoke from the fire. 97,000 acres have been burnt. we are talking 84% contained.
that is good news. last week when i talked about this, we were talking 5-10% contained. 58 firefighters are working in that situation. let's talk about the flooding situation in parts of arizona. yesterday this is the map i showed you of the flood situation across the region, especially the red areas. flash flood warnings were in effect. that was 24 hours ago, now these are the storms pushing through. phoenix will be clearing out. the threat of flooding is down. we have an area to talk about. you can see the big improvement. here across parts of colorado, that is where the rest of the flooding will be. for the next couple of days the rain will move to the north and the east. we will not see rain out towards california, so possible we could be seeing the threat of the wildfire increasing as we go through the rest of the week. we are dealing with heavy rain
showers along the golf coast from new orleans, down to miami. that will continue over the next couple of days, and then heavily rain showers moving up the east coast from new orleans. temperatures for atlanta nice, once you get past monday. that's where the rain will be. temperatures above average. this will be a taste of summer for you. we think by friday more rain showers in the forecast. >> thank you. 25 years ago, the worldwide web went wide, allowing information to be pulled from across the globement the creator, sir tim berners-lee was worried government was trying to control the action. he started a campaign to protect freedom of expression online. >> reporter: from this to this, yes, this was high tech once, and now this.
look how communications have transformed. partly due to this man. sir tim berners-lee. he invented the worldwide web. 25 years since the first web page went wide. there's a cake to mark it. this is the first page, consisting of a load of text telling people what it was, and the author is back in london to code again. if only everyone got this applause. this is a photo launch. the message behind it is clear. to those who want to sensor the web, keep your hands off. >> this is where it's taking place. this is hardly silicon valley, it's the concrete looking south bank center. behind the rig, that's the financial district. where bankers make huge decisions. there you have parliament, where politicians make huge decisions
and the whole point is that the web is kept in the center, but neither the political seats of power, for the financial seats of power have an influence over what you see. the web is an independent mutual resource. >> when you have countries like china, north korea, places that don't want to subscribe to that, how do you get the vision across. >> how do you get it across in a country where it doesn't happen at the moment? i hope what will happen is people realise open communities, cultures, where there's free expression, free and working in a democratic way tend to be nice and more efficient, and so countries end up moving bit by bit in that direction. >> this is an 8-month long festival. the idea is that it is crowd sourced so people like these
come along and talk about what they love or hate. a snapshot of what they would keep or change. it may not have an impact, but the organizers say they have to try. the male cosmetics industry is booming in south korea, it's a billion dollar business redefining mass cool inty. we have more on south korea's manly make over. >> this man is serious about his appearance. hardly surprising for the male beauty editor of a men's magazine. he's far from alone. south korea is the biggest market for the male cosmetics that he checks. this is more than professional diligence, it's a way of life. >> i have extra products wherever i go dash in the office or the car. there is not an occasion where i don't use them. skin care is important, and you
need to apply moisturizer if your skin feels dry. >> he is one of a growing number of me that make regular visits to a dermatologist. it's a mix of laser therapy and injections to raise and firm the jaw line. 30-40% of customers are men. it's been going up over the last two years. previously they'd get simple facial massages or laser. now they have anti-wrinkle treatment to look younger. >> they are the biggest consumers of make-up products for men, spending more than $90 million according to one brand. at the heart of this south koreans have a reputation of being macho, rough and touch, yet they have tone to cos metition like no one else. one reason is they are having to
try harder for women. who are less likely to marry due to parents wishes. >> it's a demonstration of good sense and a social and economic sim bomb. as a consequence it created a grooming tribe in society. >> if you look for it you can find male grooming the old-fashioned way. this man has been cutting hair for 45 years. changing taste means the barber shop business is in decline. >> translation: maybe some day we can bring back masculinity as before. perhaps in five or 10 years people may come back to the barber shop. >> for now he has to concentrate on the middle age and up, and hope the young men tire of the trend. moisturizer. i'm richelle carey in new york.
keep it here. "america tonight" is next. my colleague thomas drayton will join new an hour. thanks for joining us. keep it here. >> on "america tonight", shocking video exposes rejection faced by many gay teenagers. >> i'm not a disgrace. >> yes, you are. >> no, i'm not. >> unfortunately, i'm sorry to say that you are. >> kicked out of his home, the stunning store a georgian teen found online, and how it's helping to found not just his future, but a community of homeless gay teenagers. also ahead - inside the mayhem, teenagfe