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that's it. >> many of these involved targeted informant led stings. >> to them, everyone in the muslim community is a potential informant or a potential terrorist. >> the most densely populated city in america has its first case that ebola. a young doctor treating patients in west africa now infected himself. health officials are tracking down anyone who came in contact with the man. >> a gunman who opened fire in canada, what police are saying about his history and the potential mowsive for the
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attack. >> officials investigating isil using chlorine gas in in a explosion. >> jerusalem on high alert following the killing of an american baby. israel said the attack was terror related and there are fears it could lead to rioting. we are live on the ground in jerusalem. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm stephanie sy. ebola has been diagnosed in america's most densely populated city but new york health officials insist there is no risk to the public. >> they are trying to track down anyone who hat contact with this man. he came back from guinea where he was treating people with ebola. he is in a bellevue hospital and in isolation. his fiancee and at least two others are quarantined. >> he had been monitoring himself for ebola symptoms but also traveled around the city in recent days. we are live outside bellevue
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hospital where he is in isolation this morning. it appears new york city officials were that well prepared for this initial case. >> that's right, stephanie, according to city leaders, this all went quite seamlessly. new york mayors said the officials followed clear and strong protocols fans dr. spencer realized he had a fever. the chain of action fell zoo place immediately. the health department was contact and within a matter of minutes, dr. spencer was in quarantine here at bellevue hospital. >> the first person to test positive for ebola in new york now quarantined at bellevue hospital. >> at the outset, we want to state there is no reason for new yorkers to be alarmed. ebola is an extremely heart disease to contract. >> craig spencer was working with doctors without borders treating patients in guinea.
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october 14, he left ginny via europe object arriving at j.f.k. airport october 17. tuesday he started feeling tired. wednesday he went bowling, rode the subway and used an uber cab service to get home. thursday web recorded a fever of 103 degrees. dr. spencer immediately alerted doctors without borders and they contacted the city's health department. e.m.t.'s in protective gear rushed him to bellevue hospital. bellevue has been holding drills for months, preparing for the possibility of ebola striking the most populated city in the u.s. meanwhile, spencer is monitored in an isolation room so nurses and doctors can restrict the time they spend with him. >> it is frightening, new york is a dense place, a lot of people on top of each other, but the more facts you know, the less frightening the situation is. >> a team of so-called disease detectives are now tracking anyone dr. spencer had contact
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with since he started showing symptoms. we are aware that he has been in close contact with his fiancee and with two friends, all three of those contacts are healthy and being quarantined. >> dr. spencer's harlem apartment has been sealed off and doctors are handing out familiar let's in the neighborhood to in form residents. >> frankly people in the neighborhood are scared and some panicked. >> others offer support. >> friendly, good guy, helps you with the groceries, he he's a nice guy. >> crazy that it's happening on my block, but i hope the person's ok. hope everything works out. >> well, where there are fears in spencer's harlem neighborhood, officials -- where there are fears in spencer's neighborhood, we are hearing some workers are going to be at
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his sealed-off apartment this morning to sanitize the area. >> obviously while this was an emergency, it certainly was not routine. can you tell us what precautions were taken in getting dr. spencer to bellevue? we can come some fierce from new yorkers potentially -- dr. spencer did not come through the e.r. he -- >> clearly we are having some coms problems with our reporter at bellevue hospital. we apologize for that. let's continue our coverage. the uber car service that dr. spencer took put out a statement saying in part we
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immediately contacted the c.d.c. and nyc department of health and hygiene. neither the driver, partner nor any of his subsequent passengers are at risk. >> let's turn to an infectious disease physician who has been with us throughout this situation. there are thousands of health care workers and soldiers that are going to be coming back to this country from west africa. should it be an automatic situation where they are quarantined upon their return? >> it's a great question because there is not a policy on that. most hospitals and clinics are instituting a 21 day leave of absence when you can not see patients in order to protect patients against potential exposure. there's knot a clear guideline on what to do in this situation. >> it's been reported that dr. spencer had a 100-degree fever when he went to the hospital yesterday. did he act rapidly himself to not put the public at risk?
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>> i think he did. as soon as he developed a fever, he contacted the appropriate public health authorities and went immediately to the hospital, so he was not out in public when he was symptomatic. it's important tomorrow, you cannot transmit ebola to other people when you don't have symptoms. we tried to measure levels of dry russ in people's different bodily secretions after exposure and not until symptoms develop can the virus be detected. >> he had sluggish necessary on tuesday, fever thursday. that's 48 hours. >> he's also just back from guinea, halfway around the world, there's jet lag and so many other issues at play, that's so non-specific, it's hard to make anything of that. >> they sprayed the subway system in new york city and washington, d.c. to see the spread. are you concerned as an
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infectious disease specialist that we are starting to see this play out in realtime? >> i am not worried about spread in the subway. i know he rode the subway. i would feel perfectly safe sitting in the same seat, holding the same subway pole. you have to have direct contact with a person's bodily fluids. >> new york city councilman richy torres represents part of the bronx, that area home to a lot of african immigrants. he spoke last night and urged caution. >> i'm supremely confident in the ability of the city to respond to the one confirmed case of ebola in new york city. it's worth pointing out that we have to be careful not to overreact, not to be hysterical. ebola is not airborne. you cannot contract it easily and only can correct it through bodily fluids.
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the doctor went bowling and was on the subway, but it was before he showed symptoms. >> the c.d.c. back front and center again. how are they responding to this case? the c.d.c. already had a response team in place at bellevue hospital. new york city's one of a handful of cities designated as a place for them to put preteams in place. the others are washington, d.c. and chicago. the c.d.c. sends in what the president has compared to a swat team last night, a medical swat team to also work on this critical case. these teams are being set up so they can deploy across the country whenever cases are identified. the president, for his role, has been in touch with the governor of new york, the mayor of new york city and he has encouraged them to stay in close contact with the newly appointed point person on ebola. many call him the ebola czar, wrong claim. he just started on wednesday.
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>> congress is goi to hold a hearing on ebola. what will be the focus? >> one of the these unique moments when congress is turning their attention back to washington despite mid term campaigns. this is the house committee on oversight and government reform, chaired by a republican from california known for going after the obama administration and pursuing complaints and criticisms. this comes in the wake of some republicans calling for a travel ban from the west african countries that have most been afflicted with ebola, something that the obama administration says is not a medically smart move. today they will hear from some administration members, officials from the department of health and human services, also the department of home land security and d.o.d., the department of defense. we will also hear from deborah burger. this is the nurse who spoke out last week, saying that she was concerned that medical staff,
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nurses in particular didn't have the training and tools they needed to be properly prepared to deal with ebola. her voice is significant. she is the co president of national nurses united. she'll bring her comments to capitol hill today. >> libby casey live in washington, d.c. this morning, thank you very much. >> ebola has now spread to a sixth west african country, the virus in mali was found in a 2-year-old girl. 43 people who came in contact with her are being watched. nearly 10,000 people have been infected in that region, 4500 have died. >> we are learning more about the gunman who killed a canadian soldier before opening fire at canada's parliament building.
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officials say he talked of wanting to go a libya for syria. they say he was angry that he could not get a passport. we're getting a new look at surveillance video showing what happened during the attack. we are live in ottawa this morning. what else have investigators learned about the suspect? >> >> good morning. we only got confirmation lately yesterday afternoon that the shooter is 32 years old and know his name. we know exactly who he is and know he was only acting alone. there was no link with an organized terror organization. the police also very keen to emphasize that he was not on the canadian no-fly list. 93 others are. he came to ottawa october 2 seeking a passport. they suggested when that process began to go wrong for him, that may have triggered wednesday's attack. they are investigating how he
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had a gun. he had a criminal record for drugs and violence and should not have had a firearm. >> have investigators connected this attack to one on monday near possibility real? >> they say there was no link between what happened here wednesday and what happened just outside montreal monday. that was a particular nasty attack in which two canadian servicemen were mowed down by a car. one later died. steven harper who is the canadian prime minister said to his address wednesday night that that attack on monday was isil inspired. the authorities seem to be drawing back from that. they are also investigating an email that turned up on the hard drive of someone who has extremist views. steven harper is being protected around the clock now by the mounties, the royal canadian mounted police and all canadian service personnel have been told not to wear uniforms outside their base. >> regular canadians went back
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to work, but with stepped up security. are they facing a new normal there? >> that's exactly how it's being phrased here, a new normal. there's lots of soul searching going on about will this change the country, will this change the people who live here, will this change the city. we were out and about in the city yesterday and it did come back to life. everybody was on the streets again. businesses were underpopulated in most cases by customers. now everything is open, except for the parliament building, up on parliament hill behind me. >> thank you. >> meanwhile, a hero's welcome for the sergeant-at-arms. he is receiving an ovation when parliament returned to session thursday. he's credited with shooting and killing the man. he has been the sergeant-at-arms since 2006. before that, he spent 30 years
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with the royal canadian mounted police. coming up, we'll talk more about this case and others like it, what was going on inside that gunman's mind and what causes people to become lone wolves. >> an investigation is underway reporting that chemical weapons were used by isil fighters. doctors treated victims of an explosion last month saying they used chlorine gas in the attack. the u.s. is stepping up airstrikes against isil. bernard smith is on the border of syria and iraq and comes to us live. >> good morning. weaver seen a few more airstrikes, we've seen the pace of them step up again in the last couple of days. we've got an indication of how reliant the kurds are on those airstrikes. there's a small hill out to the
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west of me that isil took control of a couple of days ago. the kurds took control last night, but it was only with an air strike they were able to do that. it's a small hill in a significant area, in the area of open ground where we think air drops go, for there to be anymore kurdish forces need to be control of it, but the kurds couldn't take control of that hill. they only have small arms. they don't have the heavier weapons they want. it was an air strike that helped them take control of the hill. >> members of the free syrian army are helping the kurdish fighters in kobane. are they a sizeable presence? >> it suits the turkish government very well that the free syrian army is going into kobane. 1300 may be the number they've agreed to send.
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the turks are suspicious of the kurds in kobane, because they think ultimately they're looking for some sort of autonomous region, so turkey happy to see those fighters go in at that the kurds know they need reinforcements and now are happy to take them, del. >> bernard, thank you very much. >> also tweets apparently detailing the travel plans for those teenage girls all three stopped from joining isil in syria, the girls asked friends to pray for them and their family sent them messages asking if they were ok. an on line predator convinced the girls to make the trip. officials are reviewing their computers and questions them. >> israel is stepping up security after riots sparked by a car crash that killed an in factual. a palestinian man slammed into pedestrians, killing a three-month-old baby girl and injuring six others. it is called a hit-and-run terror attack, but the family of
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the driver insists he simply lost control of the car. nick schiffron joins us life from jerusalem. describe the level of unrest and what is being down calm the city. >> in the last few weeks, i've talked to many police officers. one of them put it to me this way. he hasn't seen this level of unrest in nearly a decade in jerusalem. that doesn't mean widespread riots, that means anger, hatred and fear on the streets, and what you're seeing today especially this week is a huge increase of police presence. we have police manning most of the check points that lead into east jerusalem, into palestinian neighborhoods. in jerusalem, they have restricted people going on to the temple mount going to the noble sanctuary among palestinians. anyone over 40, anyone younger
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can't go on. they are considering laws to get the parents of my minors who throw stones or molotov cocktails to send them to jail or fine them. all these attempts have not quelled the anger and violence on the streets. we are seeing incidents this morning of stone throwing by palestinian youths against police as well as throwing molotov cocktails against police. there is one pro palestinian activists put it, all of these police attempts are like corking a volcano. >> the baby that was killed was a u.s. citizen. how are u.s. officials reacting? >> the u.s. released a statement saying the u.s. condemns in the strongest possible terms the terrorist attack. we have express our deepest condolences to the family of the baby. the u.s. went on to say we urge all sides to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this incident but that
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calm is not being maintained. the tensions have not increased today, less than 48 hours. you'll see that there the u.s. did call it a terrorist attack, siding with israeli's side opposed to the palestinian family side saying that man simply lost control of the car. >> there is news on the weather front, as well, a rare tornado hitting washington state. >> for more, let's bring in meteorologist dave warren. >> it's uncommon to see a tornado form in that part of the country. there's the video. you can see the funnel cloud developing here, just an ef1. the winds 86-110 miles an hour, but it was confirmed by the national weather service there. the damage did rip off a few roofs. this happened yesterday between 12:00 and 12:30 local time. this is what it looked like on the radar screen, here the northwest showing the storms moving in and it was just one storm here, that's where the
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tornado occurred, right about noon local time yesterday. in fact, across the entire country, two tornado reports, that was it. pretty uncommon to see no severe weather reports except the northwest and that was a tornado. could be more severe weather in this part of the country, large plume of moisture coming in. a storm will develop over washington and oregon, you can see the spin. the timing of this looks like tomorrow into the weekend, so we are looking at more wind and possibly more tornadoes with this next storm moving in thank you. >> it has happened, ebola turning up in the most densely populated city in america. >> health officials say there's no need for the public to worry. we'll speak to one doctor about the chance of the virus spreading in the city. >> a man goes after two police officers. why they say they never saw him coming. >> where are the girls? boko haram reportedly agreeing
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to release those kidnapped school girls in nigeria but now have kidnapped more of them. >> 300 is our big number of the day. >> it may seem small, but it has sparked reaction around the world. d.
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>> today's big number is 300. it may not seem very large, but to us is very big. >> that's the number of our colleagues held in egypt, all found guilty in june of aiding terrorism and spreading false news. aljazeera continues to demand their immediate release. coming up, we'll talk to a reporter convicted in egypt in absentia. >> health officials are trying to track down anyone in new york who came in contact with dr. craig spencer. he tested positive for ebola days after returning from guinea. he's in the hospital in isolation. his fiancee and two others are also quarantined.
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officials say he traveled the city in recent days, all the while he was monitoring himself for ebola symptoms. a representative for the infectious disease society of america joins us this morning. dr., thank you for your time. a lot of new yorkers are going to have questions this morning. what is the most important thing for us to understand about how this disease does and does not spread? >> the most important thing to understand is that ebola is hard to catch, not spread through casual contact. you only get it through contact with blood and body fluids. this individual as soon as he started experiencing symptoms, a fever contacted the authorities and taken away in an appropriate fashion. this poses little risk to the general population of new york. >> we've heard that over and over again from experts that it is hard to catch and yet heard that doctors without borders have the best protocols for not catching it, so how did this doctor come down with it if it's
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hard to catch? >> it's something we need to figure out, because we don't know how he was infected. he himself didn't report any breach. doctors without borders has taken care of all 25 ebola outbreaks and had very little infections of their workers. this outbreak is unprecedented in scale, bigger than normal and that may be the sheer number of patients they're in contact with that there's some chance encounter that they're not protected for. maybe it was not when he was caring for a patient, maybe another port of his time in africa when it occurred. we don't know the answer. >> that's where the concern comes in. should be patients and health care workers at bellevue where he has been quarantined be concerned about their proximity to the patient. >> bellevue is a specially outfitted hospital that has an isolation ward they converted from an old t.b. ward to handle
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ebola patients. they have a special lab and people trained and drilled. this is as close to a bio containment facility that they have. those workers volunteering to take care of this physician all should be well-trained and should not have any chance of infection so long as the protocol is followed. the c.d.c. is there to assist with the procedures and hopefully this will not have any other repercussions. everything seems to be handled according to plan now. >> doctor, thank you. >> new york city police are looking for answers this morning after they killed a man who attacked two officers with a hatchet. the suspect struck them while they were posing for a picture, those two officers in the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. police shot a bystander during the chaos. she is expected to recover. >> the nor'easter leaving
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flooding behind. >> leaving a lot behind, it's still affecting the northeast here. this is flooding from massachusetts there, an endless supply of moisture coming in from the atlantic and the storm not moving much but finally starting to kick out here. here's what it looked like on the map. there's all the moisture and now that stream of moisture going into maine, so more flooding likely there, a number of flood advisories still in effect. a center of the low, you can see it there, rotating giving that northeast wind to the parts of the northeast. the radar picture shows the moisture still pulling in, so flooding still likely in that part of the country, the wind starting to turn to the north and eventually will turn to the northwest when we start to see the dry air coming in. >> hopefully it will knock down the leaves, too. >> it's trying to. >> retracing the steps of the new york city doctor just diagnosed with ebola.
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>> health officials are trying to find anyone who came in contact with him. what will it take to prevent the virus from spreading? >> new details about the man who jumped the white house fence this week and honors for the two guard dogs who kept him from getting inside. >> some could be funding isil. we dig deeper into just who is backing isil. >> the ebola scare in dallas making for some halloween fodder. one man decorated his house, one of the stories caught in our global net.
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>> looking live at the sunrise where the house will hold a hearing today on ebola. >> health officials are preaching calm now that ebola has been diagnosed in america's most populated city. >> they are searching for residents who may have come in contact with dr. craig spencer.
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he is now in isolation at bellevue hospital. his fiancee and at least two others have been quarantined. >> we are live outside bellevue hospital here in new york. what can you tell us about dr. spencer and how officials found out that he had ebola? >> first of all, i can tell you that dr. spencer has a specialized team of doctors and nurses who are tending to him right now here inside bellevue hospital. as for dr. spencer, he is 33 years old, we know he was working with doctors without borders in guinea. he was actually directly treating ebola patients over there, helping to stem the epidemic over there. here's the time line of events, ok, october 14, he left guinea, stopped over in europe. on october 17, he arrived in new york at j.f.k. airport. then this past tuesday, he he started feeling a little tired. wednesday, he got up, went for a
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run and he actually rode the subway and went bowling in brooklyn. he used an uber car service to come home. thursday, yesterday in the in the morning, he reported a offensive, because he was self monitoring of 103 degrees. he already had a protocol in place. he immediately called his employer, doctors without borders and told them about the fever. he had already quarantined himself, he had sealed off his apartment, locked the door and waited for officials. nypd responded in full protective gear and rushed him to bellevue hospital where he did test positive for ebola. we do know his fiancee and two friends are quarantined. at this point, they are not showing symptoms, according to the health department. >> we know he took the subway.
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should new york city residents be concerned? >> that's obviously a good question, something people are waking up and probably thinking about, because he did take a few of the main subway lines here in new york city, but hearing from new york mayor and new york's governor cuomo, they're saying new yorkers should not be alarmed, that unless you came in direct contact, new yorkers are not at risk in this scenario. the c.d.c. did have a team of people on the ground expected today, disease detectives, they are going to look at who came in direct contact with dr. spencer and hopefully that list will not grow in terms of people who need to be quarantined. >> live this morning at bellevue hospital, thank you very much. >> we are joined now by an edidemiologist at columbia university. what is your take on this case
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and how it's been hand. >> we've known for sometime there's bound to be a case in new york city. the imminent likelihood of it happening, this being a main port from which people come from west africa, the local hospitals and department of health have prepared for this and protocol has been followed. >> when it comes to contact tracing, does it need to extend all the way back to the two subway trains that he took between tuesday when he purportedly started feeling sluggish and had fever. >> contact tracing, the process by which trained medical professionals will look at this individual's history in the likelihood that this person would have contacted other folks and transmitted the disease, now, when we think about the extent to which contact tracing needs to go, we are looking for people who could have gotten the disease from him. as we discussed, the way ebola is transmitted is through
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contact with bodily fluids. he wasn't feeling ill when he rode the subway, even though we do know that he had the disease within him, it is unlikely to be shed in bodily fluids. you're not going to come in contact with bodily fluids. i don't think that the contact tracing needs to extend this far but would understand if the department of health wanted to go that way. >> i'm curious about his fiancee actually hospitalized in quarantine at bellevue, as well. would doctors without borders have had protocols for him not to risk exposure to her? in other words, would he have been instructed not to sleep in the same bed with her or is she really at risk? >> she's at risk. there is no reason to suspect someone has ebola unless they have symptoms. there's no reason for him to have behaved any differently than you or i.
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when one comes home from this dangerous part of the world, they want to be with their loved once. once he realized he did have ebola, they were separated. she is in quarantine because she in theory could have the disease, but that remains to be seen. >> thanks for answering our questions this morning. >> investigators are looking into what caused this deadly midair collision over maryland. three were killed when a plane and helicopter collided. two others were injured in the crash. >> this morning, we're learning more about the 18-year-old killed in st. louis by an off duty police officer. according to an independent autopsy. he was shot eight times, including six times from behind. myers' attorney suggest this teen may have been running from the officer. >> there is no organ damage, no frontal shots, no evidence that would indicate that there was a gun battle going on, that this
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officer was shooting him from a forward position. he was shooting him from the back. >> police say myers shot first, started off and then began shooting again. evidence shows gunshot residue on myers hands and clothes. the funeral service is schedule would to take place this weekend. >> a man charged with jumping the fence at the white house this week has apparently tried it before. a judge ordered a mental screening for 23-year-old dominic on thursday. this summer, he was charged with trying to jump a white house barrier. this video shows him kicking a dog, picking up another and slamming it to the ground before the secret service subdued him. those two dogs, we do have that picture. i apologize we didn't have that earlier void, the dogs were honored by white house officials. hurricane and jordan are their names, both helped take down that fence jumper. the dogs did go to the vet after
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the man was captured, cleared and are on duty again. >> today marks a sad anniversary, 300 days since our aljazeera colleagues were detained in egypt for doing their jobs. the three all convicted of aiding the banned muslim brotherhood and spreading false news. two have been sentenced to seven years, the third to 10. aljazeera continues to demand their immediate release. our colleague joins us live from doha. she was also sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison for her reporting in egypt. a hearing is scheduled new year's day. should web optimistic? what is expected to happen then? >> i kind of feel a mixture of relief and disappointment when they announced this date. relief, i suppose that at least, we've got some sense that they're going to start an appeals process. this is the very beginning of it. this is what they called a court
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that looks into the trial and whether the procedure at court was adhered to. this will be a full six months since they were found guilty, and thrown back in prison again. we'd hoped in the weeks and even a couple of months after that verdict day that we would already have got to this stage, but instead, the boys have sat in prison every day waiting for the day, waiting for the day, now we have it and it's not until the beginning of 2015. >> the journalists families have been in touch with them. here's what peter's dad had to say about his recent meeting. >> he's still strong, but having to stay as it were into the abyss of not knowing what's to come. >> as the days drag on, do the three hope that they will be released or are we now starting to see those cracks really
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widen? >> i think because the world reacted with such disappointment to this verdict, but inside that prison cell, they really believed that the pressure being put on by people around the world on diplomatic level, and almost just normal people tweeting, going on social media, joining demonstrations, i think they really believed that things would happen much quicker and they would not be even considering going past a year in jail. but now to have heard that date, the first of january, i think must be dreadful for them and that's really since peter's father so you him. if he was talking about cracks to peter's morale, you can't imagine how they reacted to that date coming out. peter's probably been the strongest of all three. i know another has been in depression. two months ago, his wife had a
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baby and to think that this big family man, which is what did he say, to not be allowed out to see the start of a life of his baby must be terribly bad for him. the other defendant, he's still in hospital. he's had dreadful shoulder problems, has another illness, all three dealing with things in their own way. it's our job to try to keep their morale up, keep saying we won't stop fighting, but it's getting tough, really because as much as each made noise and the campaign has gone global, we are still not looking at a possible release date. >> they should know we will not stop making noise. coming up this afternoon at 2:00 eastern time, we're going to pause to morning 300 days with 300 seconds of silence. >> a military prisoner in afghanistan will be transferred for trial. officials say he joined the tag
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ban. he is suspected in attacks that killed or wounded u.s. soldiers. >> the u.s. airstrikes are hitting isil targets where it hurts, going after refineries to cut into oil profits. the administration warned it could take longer. >> where is that money coming from? we take a closer look at one country accused of funding extremism, saudi arabia. >> the saudis, many of whom follow an austere form of sunni islam consider themselves to be the guardian of islam's holiest places. to that end, many saudi clerics have encouraged citizens to support sunni islamic militants throughout the mideast. they do that with the unofficial consent of the saudi government. critics say by granting so much latitude, the saudis may have gotten themselves in trouble. >> the more extreme clerics independence the country haven't
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been reigned in, so run freely inside most of the holy places, but also have control of the education system, control of the public place and they have a global presence through many of the embassies. >> that global presence has kept the money flowing, the u.s. department of treasury said this past march money was traced. >> there is support for size i'll among saudi citizens. it's very like thisly that saudi citizens ever funded isil in the past. >> the private support for external terror financing may now be coming back to haunt the
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saudis. in may, the saudis announce they had uncovered a plot to kill government officials and attack national and foreign interests in the country. 62 suspects were arrested. in response, the saudi government began a campaign to stop its own citizens from backing islamic terrorist organizations working abroad, especially those in syria, criminalizing support for many groups, including isil. in september, saudi arabia joined the u.s. led coalition against isil in airstrikes led by the united states, saudi jets struck isil targets within syria, significantly onboard one of those jets was a member of the royal family, a prince. it may be the clearest message yet to its own citizens that the saudis are serious about confronting the threat ofistic terrorism. >> saudi arabia's not the only gulf nation that has been caused
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of assist be isil or at least citizens within the country. a saudi court sentenced 17 people to up to 30 years, one of those cases involved and al-qaeda plot to attack u.s. soldiers based in the region. >> there are reports out of nigeria that boko haram has kidnapped another group of women. >> we have more on this developing story. john, we thought things might be different this week. >> that's right. this was supposed to be the week that boko haram sent more than 200 girls they snatched last april back to their families. all part of a ceasefire agreement the nigerian government said the two sides had reached. then word came over the weekend of another boko haram attack. it apparently happened in the neighboring state to the south. according to local clergy, gunman stormed two villages saturday, slitting the throats of four men and kidnapping
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women. that number is put between 25-60. nigerian officials have neither confirmed that he is attacks for conceded any failure in their ceasefire with boko haram. >> the government is committed to still constant contact, so these are -- >> the nigerian government insists that negotiations are still on going. boko haram has confirmed nothing. >> let's look at stairs caught in our global net this morning. most high school senior portraits show students with musical instruments or sports gear. a school strict in nebraska is going to allow students to pose
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with guns as long as it's done tastefully. the school board voting in favor of the photos. they say hunting is popular in the community and firearms common. >> a dallas home has become the talk of the tone with halloween approaching. homeowner james falk decorated his home with red waste bags, bio hazard bins and yellow caution tape. it's supposed to look like an ebola haz-mat scene. >> you can't legislate taste. >> russia looking to cancel halloween altogether, saying that a russian political activist is calling on the government to ban public celebrations as part of a campaign against american influence in russia. they say that too many times people complained about drunk youngsters dressed in scary costumes. >> that was video of the
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halloween parade that takes place in grenwich village. >> i think they'll go dressed at vladimir putin, too scary. >> the ottawa gunman may be the type of people isil recruits. >> we'll tell you why roman gladiators may have in vented the sports trick. that's one of today's discoveries.
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>> there are newer details about the gunman that attacked parliament in canada. he wanted to truthful syria or libya and now trying to figure out how he got the rifle he used, despite having a criminal record. >> a professor of psychology and author of "friction" joins us
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now this morning from philadelphia if that jim walsh is our security's expert here at aljazeera. professor, i'll begin with you, we focus on people radicalized and then converted to is slam. should we focus that a lot of these people simply have mental health issues and that is the underlying factor that seems to be emerging. >> well, it certainly is an issue as to how much of the kind of behavior we're concerned with here is a matter of personal demons as opposed to some kind of political action. we have suggested particular profile that fits at least some lone actor violence perpetrators who are fueled by grievance, we call this profile the disconnected disorder. these are people usually
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and cashing san francisco seem to be emerging for the case of the parliament shooter. >> if we use that profile then in a free society, what can we do? we can't just go out and lock up people that fit the profile. we almost have to wait for them to act before we act. >> it's great point. there's good news and bad news here. the bad news is that it is very difficult if there's a lone person. by did he have physician, a lone wolf is not connected to a broader organization and counter terrorism efforts typically focus on organizations, where there are trained members that have bases and communications and you can survey those and attack them and pressure them. if there's just a loan individual wandering around
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society and not a demonstrated record of behavior that would give law enforcement a reason to incarcerate them, no, you can't just pick people up because they act strange or have strange beliefs. the good news is while it's more difficult to stop these lone individuals, the consequences of their actions are going to be smaller. they will always be tragic, but in relative terms what an kid can do is far less than an organized group with training is able to accomplish. >> what were the warning signs in this individual in canada? >> he is a loa loner, he is strd from his family. he doesn't have regular work. he has an arrest record that includes violence and includes violence with weapons. these are the kinds of clues that we can maybe pay attention to, so i'm thinking maybe this
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case wouldn't need he to be quite as big a surprise as my colleague, doctors walsh was suggesting. >> for years and i want to go back to something that you said, the country prepared for the conventional warfare, the united versus the soviet union and we switched the model to terrorism, people who fought without uniforms. as a society and government, how do you fight lone wolf terrorism? >> i think it's very difficult. i'm not saying it's surprising. those individuals mixed in the large population are very hard to identify and there are lots of people on some continuum who are loners or have problems that don't necessarily rise to the level of violence. we have to extinguish two parts of the counter terrorism efforts. one is offense going after organizations and that's not going to help much with this problem. the other approach is defense.
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here you'll see the canadian taking a look at how they handle access to that parliamentary building. i think you're going to see some changes there so that a person can't simply warned in carrying a rifle, wander to a major public office building and be able to do harm. here i think the dangers, we don't want hopefully, and i have great faith in canada won't overreact, but if they can improve some defense on the ground at the site, that's one way to sort of protect yourself against these particular sorts of attacks. >> thanks for being with us. >> another high school has canceled its football season because of alleged hazing. the school district in pennsylvania had two games remaining. the hazing was both physical and sexual in nature. >> it is time now for one of today's discoveries. it turns out roman good 80ors
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may have been mostly vegetarian. scientists studying their bones finding their diet was made up mostly of veggies and grains. they drank a sports drink made out of pot ash, giving them the mineral boost to help them heal. >> the lions were meat eaters. >> there was a partial solar eclipse yesterday. >> the solar eclipse happens when the moon gets in the way of the earth and the sun casting a shadow on part of the earth. partial, because this is the moon passing in front of the sun. filters are used, if you ever see this type of situation, it happens again shortly. these are sun spots but that's the moon passing by the sun. a partial eclipse because it only covered part of the sun. couldn't see it much with the clouds yet, thanks to the nor'easter, but in the east, some had a chance to see that partial eclipse.
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this storm will clear, skies clearing up a bit, just a bit cool but warmer weather returns to the middle of the country. >> a legal batting pitting thousands of haitians against the united nations. >> they blame the international agency for causing a deadly cholera epidemic. sentence... it simply cannot stand. >> its disgraceful... the only crime they really committed is journalism... >> they are truth seekers... >> all they really wanna do is find out what's happening, so they can tell people... >> governments around the world all united to condemn this... >> as you can see, it's still a very much volatile situation... >> the government is prepared to carry out mass array... >> if you want free press in the new democracy, let the journalists live.
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>> a new american ebola case, in the country's biggest city, health officials racing to find those who have come in contact with a doctor diagnosed in new york city. >> we're hearing from the researcher behind zmapp. the alarm he sounded a decade ago about the federal government's ability to fight
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ebola. >> new details about a man who stormed canada's parliament and why he carried out the violence. >> 300 days denied freedom, our aljazeera colleagues held in egypt just because they did their job reporting the news. >> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm del walters. this morning, health officials from new york and washington insist there is no risk of ebola to the public after dr. craig spencer became the first diagnosed case of the virus here in new york city. he tested positive on thursday, just days after coming back to the u.s. from guinea where he was treating ebola patients. >> this morning, he's in bellevue hospital in isolation. his fiancee and at least two others are quarantined. officials are now trying to track down anyone else who came in contact with him. we have team covering tracking the story. we begin live outside bellevue hospital where dr. spencer is in isolation.
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how are new york officials reacting to this first diagnosed case of ebola? >> the big headline that they want to get out there is do not panic, even though new yorkers waking up to local newspapers with headlines like this one. the reality is that they have been preparing for this. in fact, drilling for this at the airport, the hospitals and even with the transportation system. even though we know dr. spencer was out and about in the city before he report that had fever, we know he rode the subways, we know he was bowling in brooklyn, that he took an uber cab. even though all of that, the governor himself is saying new yorkers should not be alarmed. he tried to get out in front of that this morning and had this to say. >> he obviously felt he wasn't symptomatic. he knew that was the only time he was contagious. as soon as he had a fever, he presented himself to the hospital.
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all the procedures thereon were exactly according to the book. just a reiterate his point, the governor said he is going to be riding the three main subway lines that dr. spencer himself took the day before he reported that fever, just to show new yorkers that riding the subways is a safe thing to do. >> take us back to the beginning. how did this all unfold for dr. spencer? >> we know he worked with doctors without borders in africa, particularly guinea. he was working directly to treat patients over there. last friday, he touched down
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here at j.f.k. airport and he was doing just fine, although he was self monitoring, checking his temperature twice a day. he did not go to work where he is a fellow at columbia presbyterian hospital, and as soon as he got that fever and reported it thursday morning is when he contacted doctors without borders and the system went in place right away, contacting the health department, e.m.t. showing up in protective gear. next thing you know, he's in quarantine here. >> thank you. the uber car service she mentioned, which the doctors used to get around the city put out a statement saying we immediately contacted the c.d.c. and department of health. neither our driver partner nor any of his subsequent passengers are at-risk. >> libby casey is standing live in washington, d.c., the c.d.c. sending a specialized response team, a swat team to new york.
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what role will the team play? >> treating is not their goal, ensuring treatment is done safely and correctly is. the team has been compared even by president obama to a medical version of a swat team. this is in addition to a people that was already on the ground in new york, making sure that hospitals in the area were ready to deal with a first case of ebola, coming into that major metro poll tan area. there's also the initial response teams in washington, d.c. and chicago laying the groundwork to get ready. these teams include specialists used to dealing with infection control, personal protective equipment, also diagnosing and making sure clinical care is done correctly. >> in about an hour and a half, the house is going to hold a hearing on ebola. what concerns are there about the government's ability to contain the situation? >> one of those who will be
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testifying is deborah berger. she's a nurse and co president of national nurses united. she made headlines when she said that many nurses have concerns that they are not adequately prepared to deal with an ebola outbreak or even a case. congress will hear from her. we'll hear from members of the obama administration. this comes in the wake of calls by some republicans to limit air travel between the west african countries that have most been afflicted with ebola to the united states. they are saying have a travel ban. the white house says that is not the medically smart thing to do. we will hear debate today about just what the u.s. should be doing, both abroad and here at home. >> thank you very much. we're going to carrying that hearing that libby was talking about. it airs this morning 930 a.m.
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eastern time. >> let's bring back in our infectious disease specialist. >> my plans are to go in january. >> this doesn't change your fans? >> it does not. getting the infections that your patients have, whether it's tuberculosis or h.i.v. or in this case, ebola, that's a risk of the occupation. >> that is one thing to say as a doctor. you're also a person connected to a much larger network, a family. what does your family say? >> my mom is worried. my husband trusts my judgment and knows i'll do all i can to protect myself and those i love. >> the day before dr. spencer tested positive, he went bowling and took public transportation. as a health care worker, would you have done that?
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should he have behaved otherwise? >> i don't want to presume to judge somebody who's done something like volunteer for doctors without borders and tend to patients on the ground in guinea, but that said, there's really not clear guidance for health care workers returning as to what to do, whether we should be self isolating and if that's the expectation, then there needs to be support for people to do that. you're talking about three additional weeks away from work unpaid in addition to the time on the ground and whatever training you needed to get. you need help with child care or food delivered to your place. we need to think these through. >> lets talk about the situation in hand. what is the difficulty in containing ebola in the largest u.s. city? >> i don't think we're going to see additional cases beyond the four contacts that have been described. i think his fiancee the biggest as risk because it's the most intimate contact with somebody with ebola.
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i don't think we need to be concerned about getting ebola from a bowling ball or the subway. >> thank you. >> while there's no vaccine yet, we are happens one day a treatment. coming up, we'll take you inside the lab that is behind zmapp, one of the drugs used to successfully treat ebola patients, but the supply has simply run out. >> new details are emerging about the gunman who killed a canadian soldier before opening fire at canada's parliament building. the 32-year-old converted to is slam and wanted to go to syria but struggled to get a passport. police believe these passport issues could have led to the attack? >> seems that way, doesn't it? good morning, this information coming from a news conference held here in ottawa yesterday
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afternoon. at the same news conference they released extraordinary video showing the shooter on his rampage through the parliamentary complex, which is just behind me. you will now see that video at the top of my report. >> they are the images that capturing a deadly attack that created panic in the canadian capitol. >> carrying a weapon, running through and up. >> the video shows the gunman highjacking a car before he stormed parliament armed with a rifle. inside, the gunman and security exchanged a barrage of bullets. [ gunfire ] >> its sergeant of arms seen moments after the attack with gun in hand is credited with shooting the suspect dead. thursday morning, he returned to
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normal duties in the house of commons where he received a hero's welcome. the former royal canadian mounted policeman visibly moved by the standing ovation. later in the session, the prime minister steven harper said the country would not be intimidated. >> here we are in our seats, in our chamber in the very heart of our democracy. they say he had no link to terror groups, but he apparently did share some extremist views. >> this individual's email was found in the hard drive of someone who we charged with a terrorist-related offense. >> police confirmed he was not on any canadian watch list like 93 others who pose a risk to national security that revealed plans to travel to syria.
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those plans were disrupted by a delay in processing his passport, something police say may have triggered the deadly attack. >> i think the passport figured prominently in his motives. i'm not inside his head, but i think it was central to what was driving him, but clearly, it's linked to his radicalization. >> i should say what is extraordinary about a video you saw in the beginning there of him running through the parliamentary process is he crossed over into police protection zones. police are in charge of the perimeter and mounties inside. as a result that have, stephan harper, the foreign minister now gets 24/7 protection from the royal canadian mounted police. >> as this investigation unfolds, do you see that people there are getting back to life as normal? >> it's extraordinary, life has to go on, unfortunately and this
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morning i'm looking now and yesterday morning the same, the city really came back to life, people everywhere. the business district close to the parliament building yesterday, customers far and few between. the anticipation is that they will come back. people say ottawa is a great city for all people in which to live. i think there will be canadian soul searching, though, already questions being asked what could we have done differently, should we do things differently in the future, will this change canada. for the time being, though, the city of ottawa completely reopened again except for the immediate area on parliament hill. >> in new york, officials are looking for answers, a motive in a hatchet attack on two police officers, the suspects striking the officers posing for a picture. both have been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries.
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police accidentally shot a bystander during the chaos. she is expected to recover. >> new details of the planning before three teenaged colorado girls tried to join size as i will in syria. the girls tweeted asking friends to pray for them and their family sent messages asking if they were ok. the girls are now back in the u.s. officials are questioning them. >> attacks stepped up against isil over the past two days, airstrikes against syria and iraq. >> the army is trying to take back oil rich territories under isil control. roadside bombs and booby traps are slowing them down. >> a controlled explosion is still quite a thing to witness. roadside bombs and booby traps killed too many in iraq. that is obvious here as the iraq army attempts to retake the cities from the islamic state of
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iraq and the levant continues. with bomb disposal units stretched, they are coming up with more creative solutions. one of the tactics is to shell empty villages in order to explode hidden devices. >> the process of clearing the main highway from these roadside bombs by the m.o.d. is on going. we aim for the main highway and then clear the nearby villages close to the main highway. from land mines and other explosives, by this, we guarantee the safety of our units and also give the enemy no chance to hold is that strategic supply line anymore as we clear it inch by inch. >> it condition sometimes be inch by inch, as they move toward isil positions. >> the battle is centered around the town of tikrit. south of that, one section of the army is fighting in the
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north, another section of the army is fighting, home to one of the iraq's largest oil refineries, controlled partly by isil, partly by the iraq army. this offensive is designed by the iraq army to try and cut isil in half and allow them to disrupt their supply lines. >> for the bomb squad, this is one more day on the front lines and this is one force proving to be crucial in the battle against isil. isil fighters are resourceful, leaving these men with no choice but to be ever watchful. aljazeera, baghdad. >> an investigation is underway into reports that isil fighters used chemical weapons, the new york post citing doctors who treated victims of an explosion last month, saying isil used chlorine gas in the attack. >> boko haram has reportedly kidnapped another group of women, despite the anyery jen
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government insisting a ceasefire is in place. the object duckies took place over the weekend near cameroon. last week, authorities said boko haram would release hundreds of school girls kidnapped last spring, the group never confirmed the deal. >> a mexican governor resigned following violent protests over the disappearance of 43 students there, stepping town as mexico's guerrero state. he has been under pressure since police killed six students. officials allege it was the police who delivered the missing students to a local drug cartel. >> amnesty international is accusing police in ferguson, missouri of human rights abuses, sake the department used rubber bullets, tear gas and military equipment to attack people protesting the shooting death of unarmed teenage are michael brown. he was killed by officer darren wilson. a grand jury is deciding whether wilson will be charged with a
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crime. >> a tornado touched town out west. >> you don't see that often. >> certainly not impossible but very uncommon to see this weather in this part of the country, there's the video, you have a tornado. that certainly happened, the wind 86-110 miles an hour, an e.f.1 tornado. a minimal tornado, but certainly enough to create this damage, roofs blown off and debris around. they surveyed the damage and that's how they've come up with that class of tornado. you see these stronger storms coming in from the west and that one red dot with these storms is where the tornado happened around noon local time yesterday with that that was the only severe weather report. it's amazing. normally, you see reports of wind and hail but two tornado reports and that was it. aside from that, a calm day yesterday. here's that plume of moisture coming in. the area of low pressure will
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move in, more wind and severe weather likely this weekend. >> new details emerging about the man behind the deadly shooting in ottawa. we're talking with the head of a security and intelligence firm working with the canadian government about searching or potential radicals there. >> suing the united nations for the cholera outbreak in haiti following the earthquake in 2010. why some say the u.n. caused the decease. >> a massive gas line explosion rocks germany. that and other videos captured by our citizen journalists.
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>> one person is dead following a massive explosion in germany. this is the eruption which was more than 600 feet high. they believe a worker hit an exposed gas pipe during maintenance. >> officials in hong kong scaling to remove a banner, activists place be the banner that red we want universal suffrage. >> an up close look at a volcanic eruption. this video captures a small explosion and lava spatter at a
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crater in hawaii. >> we're learning more about the gunman who attacked canada's parliament. he was upset over not being able to get a passport. he had converted to islam and wanted to travel to syria or libya. we're joined from ottawa by the c.e.o. of a security and intelligence firm and part of an effort to figure out how young canadians are becoming radicalized. many of the groups see the u.s. as the great satan, but can that da hardly fits the model of any group. why are the youth attracted to radical ideologies? >> there are several reasons for it. first of all, the cause that has been created around that syria and iraq encompasses all, doesn't necessarily respect
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borders. canada has joined the coalition along with the u.s. against in syria and iraq. last month, i.s. put out a video where they clearly warned canadians not to feel safe in their homes. >> is there a way to monitor or trace outside influences without violating civil liberties? >> that's the great problem. here we have to understand the fundamental difference of what i.s. represents versus al-qaeda. al-qaeda was a conspiracy. ultimately at some point in time, the individuals involved met each other, knew each other or interacted. there was a vetting process that in effect brought you into a system where it then would financially and otherwise coordinate your activities. isis is more like a broad church. they use social media highly effectively to send messages to
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inspire people to action. because they come through social media and the internet it runs us through the problem of privacy and civil liberties. >> from where you sit, if the government moved to track these individuals and vital their civil liberties in the process, don't groups like isil win? >> well, they do. that's the challenge that we face. i think the challenge that underlies that is the fact that the laws that apply to privacy and security in physical space don't translate well into cyberspace. if my child was to walk into school wearing a tee shirt saying get your jihad on with a picket of a beheading on it, he would immediately be intervened by the social services, principals and others. if in the privacy of his bedroom, he posts the same content to facebook, nobody will notice. that's the challenge. we have laws that we know how to operate in physical space that we have not translated intiner
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space and translating opens the pandora's box of trampling on civil liberties and right to privacy that canadians and others in the west hold dear. >> what is the tightrope that society needs to walk? >> first of all, not overreacting to events. let's not forget that both individuals involved in the terrorist attack or the attack in ottawa of just two days ago and earlier in the week in quebec are individuals on the margins of society. these are individuals who for all in tents and purposes suffer from a mental illness. the call could have come from many other sources. to focus on doubling down on terrorism as a way of dealing with this i think would be a mistake. ile be the same mistake that we made with the criminal justice system over the last few years where doubling down on crime has simply meant that the police forces are responsible for a wide section of the population suffering from mental illness and otherwise don't get care
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from the community. >> thanks for being with us this morning this morning from con theriot. >> great insights there from that interview. >> the nor'easter that brought heavy rains and winds is making its last stand. dave warren back with more. >> it's been around a while but finally moving out, causing problems with that wind and very heavy rain. there was so much moisture pulled in with this storm, right now located just off the east coast, been there a while, but starting to kick out now. here's all of this moisture that gets pulled in and pushed north of the low and goes right over the same area. this was over in new jersey, then worked its way up the coast, heavy rain going over the same area that caused flooding. that was a big problem yesterday and now pushed up into parts of maine, very heavy rain just going over the same region. flooding will still be a problem there today. we have a few flood advisories in effect. look at the wind starting to turn to the northwest. that will be the dry air coming in.
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it will be cool, but not at windy or rainy. >> all i heard was dry and i like it. >> an ebola diagnosis in new york, we are live with the latest steps health officials are taking to treat the doctor with the virus and find out who came in contact with him. >> 300 days in prison, the latest on the fight to free our aljazeera colleagues being held in egypt. >> the new home of the san francisco 49ers is going green, thanks to some new technology. we'll tell you why some say it's not green enough.
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>> america votes 2014 >> the race is still a dead heat >> filmmaker aj schack turns his camera towards elections in the swing states >> it shows you who these people are... in ways that you don't get to see from the short appearances >> unconventional... >> if i can drink this... i don't see why you should be able to smoke that... >> unscripted... >> we gonna do this? >> ...and uncensored... >> are you kidding me? >> america votes 2014 midterms the series continues only on al jazeera america >> welcome to al jazeera america. ahead, taking the u.n. to court over cholera in haiti. victims say they didn't do enough to stem the disease. >> keeping tabs on what goes up on the internet.
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>> health officials in new york say there is no reason for alateral, saying that that ebola diagnosis in a doctor here is no cause for great concern. dr. craig spencer just coming back from again knee where he was working with doctors without borders is now in isolation at bellevue hospital. his fiancee and two others are being quarantined. we are live outside bellevue hospital. what can you tell us about the doctor and how officials found he had ebola? >> >> we know he's 33 years old, lives in harlem and was a fellow at colombian university hospital. he was in guinea, one of the three countries hit the hard effort, working directly with ebola patients there for doctors without borders. here's the time line every vents. october 14, he actually left guinea to come home and he'd stopped in europe.
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october 17, last friday, he touched down at j.f.k. airport and went home to his apartment in harlem. he was fine until tuesday, he started feeling a little tired. on wednesday, he got up, went for a run, rode the subway, went out with friends bowling in brooklyn and he even took a cab home. all the while, though, checking his temperature twice a day for the protocol of doctors without borders. thursday morning, just yesterday when he was checking his temperature, he recorded a 100.3 fever. even though that isn't much of a fever, he immediately called doctors without borders and the plan went into place. doctors without borders contacted the new york city health department and immediately officials got the fdny, they rushed him to the hospital using protective gear. he went to a quarantine room through a private elevator.
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he has a specialized team of doctors and nurses tending to him and hopefully will be able to recover from this. >> you've been down there all morning. how are people walking in and out of the doors behind you reacting to this news? >> we're talking to people who are new yorkers going to work. some of very concerned about the subway system, because we know that dr. spencer rode the subway. we heard from governor cuomo today, new yorkers should not fear anything. workers going into the hospital say we know how ebola is transmitted, we know what to do here. we're going to work, everything's going to be ok. >> we know three people have been quarantined, including his fiancee. what do we know about that? >> we don't know exactly where they are quarantined. the health department said they
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are keeping an eye out. c.d.c. has its team of detectives on the ground, looking to see if there are other people, remember maybe residents at his apartment who may have come in contact with him to see if the list should become longer and maybe possibly quarantine other people. at this point now, it's just dr. spencer in quarantine, his fiancee and two other friends. >> live at bellevue hospital, thank you very much. >> i just want to clarify a point. earlier we reported that he went to the hospital with 103-degree fever, because that's what hospital officials said. he had 100.3. >> an experimental treatment zmapp was used to treat five people with the virus. there is no more left. >> a federal push is underway to make more. we got a unique first happened look at the lab and researcher behind the drug. >> when the professor first suggested more than a decade ago
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that the root to fighting ebola might lie in of all things a tobacco plant, neither scientists, if he said nor pharmaceutical industry were buying it. >> when we he proceeds this in 2002, lots of people thought it was a crazy idea. you know, this is tobacco. this is a terrible plant that people smoke and all sorts of bad things about it. >> that proposal, his eventual research led to the development of zmapp, the experimental drug widely credited for saving the lives of two american aid workers, and three others. >> the first thing i did was run in and show my wife the website. i said, you know, we started this, to see some fundamental discovery actually reach the point that you can say yes, this had an effect on human health, and even more dramatically saved
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a life, there aren't many of us who get that experience where you can draw a straight line from discovery to success. >> it's the holy grail with research. >> it's wonderful, absolutely wonderful. >> to be clear, we still don't know whether zmapp cured those patients or whether it was stepped up medical care they got in the u.s. three research labs are now racing to make zmapp. you can see more of michael's reporting objec on america toni. >> a gunman in canada was angry because he could not get a passport. they say he talked of wanting to go to libya or syria. he shot a soldier before storming the parliament building. we are live in ottawa. canadian police say he was not on their radar?
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>> well, it's a very interesting question that you raise there, steph, because he wasn't on their radar in terms of being on the no fly list. 93 canadians are high risk travelers and the authorities keep a close eye on them, but he was not on it. however, he was a petty criminal. he had quicks for violence and drugs, but that wasn't really enough to raise any alarms about him. he came to ottawa on the second of october with the intention of applying for a passport. the process took far longer than usual. i think the implication is that maybe that he would be put on the no-fly list or there would be a red flag in some way raised about him that he would come to the throws attention of the authorities even though that had not yet happened. the press conference yesterday afternoon, they said the lengthy process may have angered him and led to wednesday's attacks. >> i don't know, what other
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details have we learned about the gunman? >> it all comes from the news conference yesterday and we got a lot of information from the royal canadian mounted police. first they confirmed that the shooter's name. they concluded michael joseph hall was his given name. he converted fairly recently to islam and in the process changed his name. he has a libyan father, his mother is canadian misaccording to people in a homeless shelter that he was living with for a while, he told them that he wished to go to the middle east, in particular, syria. >> thank you. >> a legal battle in new york pitting cholera victims from haiti against the united nations. they say the anytime didn't do enough to stop the stem of the disease. >> it became an epidemic after
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the earthquake. the u.n. insists it cannot be sued. >> a lawyer representing thousands of victims of haiti's cholera epidemic tried convince an american judge that they should be allowed to sue the united nations. the lawyer said it wouldn't have come to this if the u.n. had done something to fix the damage it caused. >> this cholera is something that has affected lives in tremendous ways. the fact that the united nations, the very body that's supposed to be promoting human rights around the world has not done anything to help these people, to get them back on their feet, despite their legal obligations to do so, goes against the mandate of prompting u.n. law. >> the u.n. has not acknowledged responsibility for the outbreak, even though widely accepted that the disease came from a. they lease peacekeeping base where sewage leaked into the main wore source. the u.n. said it doesn't have to answer the victims and see
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complaints because it has immunity. >> what we're trying to do is mobilize as many resources as we have at our disposal to ensure we can bring the outbreak of calendar are a in haiti under control. >> haiti, the u.n. points to its immunization efforts reducing cases by 76% so far this year. >> the u.n. argues it can't be prosecuted under its piece keeping agreement with haiti. it's a standard clause and piece keeping agreement long recognized. plaintiffs argue that that doesn't absolve the u.n. of responsibility to compensate victims of its negligence. >> the lawyer who handled the u.n. liability claims from 1995 to 2005 agrees. he said the u.n. has a history of settling disputes outside of court. >> it protected you so you could do the job you needed to do but
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didn't allow you to cut down, cut away legitimate claims. it was never understood that legitimate claims would be barred or would be neglected. >> international law and human rights experts filed briefs and testified in court on behalf of the victims. a united states government attorney argued on behalf of the united nations that immunity is necessary for the u.n. to be able to do its work around the world. no u.n. officials appeared in court. the judge's decision is expected later. >> aljazeera, new york. >> a lawyer for the u.s. attorney's office in manhattan did appear in court and argued for about a dismissal of the case. let's bring back in now our infectious disease expert. more than 8500 victims of an epidemic have died in two years and we are not talking about ebola. we are talking about calendar are a in haiti. why isn't this epidemic under
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control? >> we've seen big budget cuts in the u.n. agency budgets, part of the reason we're having difficulty managing the ebola outbreak as well. the world health organization, 20% of their budget comes from member nations, the rest from places like the gates foundation and other donors. in the last cycle, their two year budget was cut by $1 billion, now down to $4 billion. the c.d.c.'s one year budget is $6 billion that. >> last year, aljazeera adrian emmy award winning documentary through our fault lines program that helped the u.n. to account. let's watch a clip. >> losing strength fast, her relatives worry she might die. the sun is very bright. they were going to wait until later, but we've offered to drive them down the mountain to the nearest cholera treatment center. they decide to make a run for
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it. taking turns to carry her over the rice fields to the road. this is haiti in the time of cholera. >> just appalling public health conditions down there, yet there is a vaccine for ebola. why is it so difficult to contain. i meant a vaccine for cholera, excuse me. >> there are very specific things that we know that will work to contain a cholera outbreak. number one, you need to find the cases arched treat with antibiotics so they don't continue to spread to others. number two, you need to evacuate the population. we also needle to be improving water and sanitation systems in haiti, which are in a deplorable state. that's one of the things the agency should be doing. it's estimated $2.2 billion needed to do that. they've only raised $26 million to do that.
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they need to strengthen their health care systems more generally. >> the u.n. brought cholera to haiti. should they be held responsible? >> this is not the first time the world has failed haiti. how do you make reparations for past wrongs? i don't think financial compensation for a few victims will override public health systems that will control the outbreak. >> thank you so much. you can watch the award winning fault lines film anytime. it's on demand. >> we are marking a grim milestone here at aljazeera america. it has been 300 days since our three colleagues were defind in egypt, simply because they were doing their jobs. the three all found guilty of aiding the muslim brotherhood and spreading false news. we are joint by one of our
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journalists also sentenced to prison time in absentia. the u.s., u.k. and australia and several human rights groups have repeatedly called for the release of our colleagues. is egypt simply turning a deaf ear? >> the egyptian president al sisi has said a number of times on the record that he really wishes that our boys were never put in prison in the first place and certainly there was never a court case. he said he wished they'd been deported right at the beginning of this process. it's one thing to say that in public and another to do anything about it. he said it's up to the independent egyptian legal system to go through their process. amnesty international has caused the egyptians of not having anywhere near an independent or transparent system, calling the trial an absolute mockery. one point worth mentions, al sisi relies on popular sport with people in egypt who would
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be against him freeing the aljazeera journalists. you have to see whether he decides to recognize how important it is to free them from the image of egypt or he sticks to his power base and does nothing. >> it's been a long 300 days for all of us, even more so the families of the journalists. it's a challenge just to visit. >> our journey starts from 8:00 in the morning and we come back at 5:00 in the evening. although the visitation is only 30 minutes. during the visitation, we are surrounded by guards. we do not even have the liberty to talk. >> when you see his baby, the new addition to his family, how is he holding up along with peter and muhammed? >> i think it's fair to say in the last couple of months the reality of the situation has really hit him hard. he is i'm told quite depressed. i've spoken to his wife.
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she's trying to be incredibly strong and having to bring up their children all on their own. i think it's a very good thing that he is in a cell with peter. peter has managed to try and be strong, stay strong. he's a seasoned veteran reporter. he's been in situations across the world in many different guises. i think the fact that he's in the cell is the one thing that keeping his spirits high, but the fact that we're not even starting to get an appeal until next year will have hit them quite hard. >> we are proud of the voice that you have given to this crisis, as well. coming up this afternoon at 2:00 eastern time, we're going to pause to mark 300 days with 300 seconds of silence. >> that is 300 days too many. >> too long. >> we'll take an inside look of the moderators who keep the worldwide web a bit cleaner.
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it takes a heavy toll on their lives. >> a look at one football team's new home and all the high tech bells and whistles that's meant to be nice to the environment. >> time or our big quote. >> design is not just what it looks like and feels like. design is how it works. >> the visionary who challenged the world to think differently.
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>> who said design is not just what it looks like and feels like, design is how it works? >> from apple cofounder steve jobs. the apple ipod making it debut,
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forever changing the way we listen to music. >> this is the nfl's newest arena, and the team behind it said it boasts some serious green credentials. >> this is a good snapshot of the stadium of the future. >> does it have the latest cutting edge technology? >> techno host phil torres is here on set. thanks for being here. >> happy to be here. >> the stadium sounds great. there are people saying it's not green enough? >> i'm all for the green technology push. they do a really good job. it's very visual right in the face of the fans. however if you look at lincoln financial center, they are making six times more energy there. they've got more solar panels, wind turbines. $1.2 billion project, there's people out that there that think they could have done more.
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>> they've got a geek squad. >> they're called the 49 in other words. i love that name. >> switching gears, birds are playing a roll endrone development, birds and drones? >> birds and drones, that's right. sometimes to push technology and innovation, you look at nature. we look at humming birds and some other types of parrots and they've got an amazing slo-mo video to inspire the next generation of drones that can deliver such things as vaccines. >> thanks a lot. >> join us for techno saturday right here on aljazeera america. we love that show. >> who decides what you can see on the internet? it really denied on where you go. >> on social media websites people are content mad raters, policing just what's posted, more than 100,000 have been
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hired to keep the web clean. >> it's a problem plaguing many social websites, internet tropical storm and vicious commentary. company combat the threat, companies like facebook and twitter have hired a small army on line. who are these people? folks over at wire got curious and in their latest issue deviled into the world of content moderation. that often happens thousands of miles away from the glistening offices of america's tech parks. some of that regulation being outsourced to the philippines, minimum wage employees glued to their screens are told to watch out for fortunegraphy, sexual body parts images and racism. heavy stuff especially with a suicidal message. not all content is pleased overseas. sites like you tube use young
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college grads to police the net here in america. at the height of the spring, videos shot by activists is deemed newsworthy, over hateful speech removed. images scrubbed like isil beheadings. the cost of exposure taking its toll. it's like soldiers traumatized like combat suffering ptsd. when it gets to be too much, many of the internet's troops decide to just switch off and walk away. >> that story was written for wire. he is in studio this morning. what was the most surprise thing you saw or heard? >> one of the most surprising things is just how widespread this is. you never really hear about it. also just the fact that it's not automated. it's completely human driven. >> we have a cartoon take. describe exactly what we're
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seeing in this photo here. >> well, i think that's a photo from somebody looking at the post on an app that allows anonymous postings. they're judging whether or not that fits their guidelines to be removed or not. >> the debate on what we have to see, are these people staring at the screens eight hours a day, five days a week. >> they are full time jobs. it depends on what content they're looking at, but sometimes that can be horrible things for eight hours a day. >> ptsd, how is it showing up and what are the workers saying? >> some deal with it fine, but a lot of them report symptoms that sound like ptsd. they become depressed, withdrawn, paranoid because they've seen so many horrible
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things and images will linger on. >> is there a greater application to this? parents think my child is in front of the computer screen all day and i don't know what they're looking at. could web seeing symptoms and signs of what these people are seeing? >> i don't think so. they're employed to keep this stuff off. it's more of a concern of what is it doing to these workers as more and more people around the world are going to have to do this work is the main concern. >> is this a workman's comp issue? >> i think it could be down the road. i'm not sure what the laws are, but if somebody hurts themselves or does something terrible after seeing all this stuff, that should be answered. >> you shed light on a job most of us didn't know existed. we're glad it does, but tough on the people that have to do it. >> sky watchers retreated to a
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partial solar eclipse on thursday. nasa said it was actually the fourth and finale clips for a long time. you are not supposed to look straight into those things. the next one will be in marsh and won't be visible from north america. the next one we can see here won't be for three years. >> >> we had a tough time seeing it here in the northeast. it's more visible here. there were clouds thanks to a nor'easter, it's an area of low flash continues to bring moisture in to much of the northeast. that heavy rain area is pushing to the north. there's still flooding possible today across maine. you can see the radar showing moisture coming in. this is on its way out, finally seeing things dry out a bit.
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there's still rain in the forecast, light rain. that heavy area of rain pushed to the north. out west, moisture coming into the pacific northwest, even severe weather. the tornado reported yesterday in washington, but that area of low pressure will move into oregon and washington by this weekend. very strong wind will pick up and there's even the chance for more severe weather across the same area this weekend. we're watching these two storms. >> thank you very much. >> we're keeping a close eye on the very latest on ebola in this country and africa, the w.h.o. announcing a million doses of an experimental vaccine will be produced by the end of 2015. we'll bring you live coverage of a hearing on ebola on capitol hill. that's it for us here.
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