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>> three days of mourning in pakistan, the nation saying goodbye to 130 children, as we get a first who can inside the school where they were killed. >> the raid to rescue hostages during the cafe siege in sydney, new information about the gunman. >> a scare for passengers onboard a flight, heavy turbulence leaving some onboard hurt, forcing the plane to make
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an emergency landing. >> we take those threats seriously and will take extra precautions during the holidays at that's right. >> theater threat, the sony hacking scandal forces the company to cancel the new york premier of "the interview." some theaters are refusing to show it. >> right now pakistan is observes a national day of mourning, the first of three as that country grieves more than 140 killed. >> most of the children be children. dozens of funerals are taking place, mourners around cough finance, many candlelight vigils held overnight. >> inside the school, these images show the horrors that took place, the prime minister promising justice, reinstating the death penalty overnight. >> we have the latest. when you look at the size of those coffin, you think this attack was against the country's
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most vulnerable. >> one of the things that's so difficult to comprehend is the number of young lives taken yesterday in just such a short time. the news is still not good this morning, because some children were as young as five years old. many of the if you know release began after sunset tuesday and continued this morning, as well. now pakistanis are looking to their government leaders for a response. >> a father buries his 15-year-old son who was shot in the chest. at the same time, another grief-stricken family says goodbye to their boy, who was also killed. with most of the more than 140 victims children, it's a heart-wrenching scene played out over and over. the entire nation mourning alongside these devastated families with candlelight vigils and students protesting terrorism.
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politicians also expressing outrage over the pakistani taliban's brutal rampage on a school. >> we must act against the taliban and fanatics, because they have been coming after our kids, we should go after them. >> that call for vengeance echoed by the countries prime minister, who overnight lifted a ban on the death penalty, vowing to take revenge for each and every drop of blood spilled on tuesday. >> this is a barbaric act, this high level of terrorism. we condemn this act strongly. i must say that the struggle will continue until we clean our country of this terrorism. there are no doubts about that. >> condemnation of the slaughter reverberated across the globe. >> the united nations will continue to support the airports of the pakistani authorities in their fight against terrorism and extremism. >> that campaign resumed this morning. >> the government and the army has begun the operation against
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militants. this operation will continue until we banish terrorism from our country. >> the operation has been going on for six months with the pakistani army launching a major offensive against the tag ban. it has threatened villages, confiscated and killed more than 1800 fighters. in response, the taliban targeted the school where many of its students are children of pakistani military personnel. >> they are now attacking little children. this is absolutely unacceptable, and it is time to teach them a lesson once and for all. >> around pakistan today, shops are closed, movie showings and concerts are canceled. the pakistani response involved airstrikes that slammed the tribal region between pakistan and afghanistan overnight where the pakistani taliban has its stronghold. >> inside the school where the brutal attack took place, we
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have a report. >> we were led up the stairs and we could see blood all over the place. once we entered the compound, there was more blood, chairs were strewn across inside, but that was not the real sad thing. once we went to the other building adjacent to the auditorium, it was total mayhem, because the suicide bombers exploded themselves inside, as you saw the military spokesman saying that's where the principal was. she was burned very badly, her entire office was destroyed and the remains were just charred ruin. also, outside, we could see all the paperwork strewn around. there's still some body parts, very disturbing indeed, so the media was allowed inside to see what happened yesterday at that school. >> let's talk about the american response now. jami macintyre live from washington, good morning.
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in a statement, president obama reiterated the support for pakistan in its fight against terrorism. have there been formal offers of more help. >> well, the white house has said it has offered unspecified help in the area of counter terrorism to pakistan. the pentagon yesterday also said that the u.s. has extended an offer for military assistance, but noted that pakistan's military is very capable and at this point, there hadn't been any specific requests. u.s. secretary of state john kerry, speaking in london, also said the u.s. would help in any way it could and he condemned the attack in the strongest terms. >> wherever you live, wherever you are, those are hour children, and this is the world's loss. this act of terror angers and shakes all people of conscience and we condemn it in the strongest terms possible.
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>> of course, the united does provide a significant amount of financial military assistance to pakistan, and that will continue. some of that assistance is specifically tied to incentives for the pakistani military to take action against the tall been in some of the areas near waziristan in pakistan. >> that's referring to the pakistani taliban. let's broaden the lens a little here, jami. this school attack comes just as the u.s. is ending its combat mission in afghanistan. will attacks like this one change the u.s. role in the region? >> yes and of course the taliban operates across the border and there have been high profile attacks in afghanistan, as well. as you point out, it comes as the u.s. is really ending its combat mission in afghanistan, and turning it over to the afghan military forces that were trained by the u.s. the pentagon yesterday expressed confidence that those afghan forces will be able to take on
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the taliban, and has made no change in its plans to reduce the number of u.s. troops and then gradually withdraw all u.s. troops over the next two years, however the u.s. will maintain a small counter terrorism capability in afghanistan to target al-qaeda remnants who remain a threat. >> thank you. coming up, what options does the pakistani government and u.s. have to go after the pakistani taliban. >> also this morning, a deadly attack at a bank in southern afghanistan, gunman stormed the kabul bank. four guards, three civilians dead, several attackers killed. jennifer, what's the very latest? >> that attack is over. four attackers also dead, 14
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people injured. the kabul bank is responsible for paying the salaries of government officials of the police and the afghan military, presumably that's why it was targeted by the taliban, it's the second attack here in afghanistan today. afghan police targeted this morning in eastern afghanistan, two policeman died in that attack when magnetic bombs were placed under their vehicles, five police injured. >> do we have any sense who might be behind this attack? >> we know that the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the south. this is part of a spate of attacks we've seen over the last couple of weeks around afghanistan and here in the capitol, the taliban very unhappy that the new president has signed an agreement with the united states. u.s. forces, a small continue
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vent remains past the end of 2014. you might hear the helicopters, a lot of helicopter activity in kabul as that's official combat movement comes to an end. a lot of movement in the capitol as they shift toward the new mission to train and support the forces. >> do we have any reason why this particular bank was targeted? >> it's probably because little the bank that pays the army, the police. a government spokesman said it is the end of the afghan month here and over the last few days, afghan police have been in that bank collecting their salaries. that's probably what made it a target. >> live in kabul, thank you very much. >> we are seeing new video showing the final moments of that deadly hostage standoff in sydney. you can see in it the last handful of hostages running from
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the cafe as police stormed the cafe and fatally shot the suspect, man haron monis. there are new con serious over counter terrorism efforts. >> the period of mourning is going on in sydney. there is analysis about what if anything can be done to prevent it happening again. there is a notable increase in police presence not because of any particular threat, but to reassure the public the streets are safe. >> intelligence suggests there is going to be another incident, but we've all seen the look on the people and faces down at martin place and the best way to ensure people that they are safe is to have a strong police presence. >> new footage has been released, the gunman, man haron monis can be seen through the windows of the cafe.
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then in the final moments came confirmation from a police sniper that there were casualties. >> in recent months, the government started tightening anti terror laws designed to give greater powers to security agencies, and at a similar time, police launched several raids on suspected terrorists. >> the increase focused on the possibility of terrorist attacks came in september as australia confirmed it's participation in coalition strikes against isil fighters in iraq. leaders of the group called for attacks on several western nations, including australia. criminologist vince hurley is a negotiator with the new south wales police and said there is no information that he was answering that call and no reason for increased concern about terrorism. >> it wasn't the upper house, it was a cafe, so i don't think
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that it was a terrorist-related incident at all. many more details will emerge about the siege and whether any further change to security laws will be made because of it. al jazeera, sydney. >> we've now learned that the attacker's name was dropped from australia's terrorism watch list in 2009. he was out on bail awaiting trial in connection with the murder of his ex-wife. >> the russian ruble showing small signs of life after hitting record shows, the finance ministry selling reserves, swapping currency such as the dollar in exchange for the ruble. the move appears to be working, the ruble up 5% today, still only worth about a penny and a half u.s. >> president obama signed the one dollar and one cents trillion bill tuesday, the legislation keeping most of the government operating until september. the exception is home land security, which will only be funded through february. that sets up a debate over the
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president's immigration policies. a federal judge declared the executive actions by the government unconstitutional. meanwhile, millions more will be getting health care thanks to the affordable care act. 2.5 million people signed up before monday's deadline. their coverage begins january 1. unlike last year, officials say the websites and call centers were equipped to handle the big rush. >> jeb bush taking a major step toward wrong for the white house, declaring tuesday that he will now explore the possibility of running for president in swobbing 16. he said 61 years old, also the son and brother of two former presidents. he said running this week is not an easy decision. >> i'm going to at the proper time listen to people and see if my message can resonate. >> bush's move could put pressure on other possible contenders. >> sony's new comedy, "the
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interview" is now the focus of new and violent threats. >> we have more. this has turned into a major security issue. >> the film has fueled a foyer storm in hollywood is a bit of away understatement. sony officials are evaluating these new threats telling theater owners they can decide whether or not to show the movie. tomorrow's big new york premier has been called off. >> we watch every episode of your show in preparation for the interview. >> scheduled to be released on christmas day, the comedy depicting the fictionallal assassination attempt on the leader of north korea, kim jong-un. threats of attacks against theaters plan to go show the film are no laughing matter. the guardians of peace posted this ominous message on line:
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>> the goal is clear, they want this movie pulled and not reds. >> the f.b.i. is investigating and department of homeland security telling al jazeera it is aware of the threat and at this time, there is no credible genitals to indicate an active plat against movie theaters within the united states, but police departments coast-to-coast are on alert. >> one of the things you look to is what is specificity and credibility of the threat. part of that is understanding what is the source of the threat. >> we take those threats seriously. we will take extra precautions during the holidays at theaters. >> the stars of the filling, seth rogan and james franco have canceled their press tour, not before rogan said he has no regrets about making this film. >> the movie was silly and not meant to be controversial in any way. >> the guardians of peace took responsibility for hacking into sony and releasing embarrassing
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emails, movies and even employees' personal information on line. now sony could be headed to court. two former employees filed a federal class action suit, claiming sony failed to protect confidential information. meanwhile, hollywood stars are weighing in about the security breach. >> no, i don't feel violated, but it's an invasion of privacy. >> nobody wants to have that happen either at their work or private correspondences. i don't think anybody would want that. >> these threats could have a big economic impact from sony if people stay away from the movie. the nation's fourth larger theater chain is pulling screenings in 237 locations across the country. >> and viewers will be voting with their ticket sales. >> prosecutors in los angeles say they will not pursue molestation charges against bill cosby. he was accused of assaulting a
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woman at the playboy mansion when she was 15. the statute of limitations has run out. cosby's lawyers say the allegations are false. >> a cold rain now headed toward new england. >> lets bring in meteorologist nicole mitchell for more on that. good morning. >> good morning. not a busy weather day, we've got little bits here and there and one of them, authorities felt this yesterday to the northeast, the rain came down and fell on the backside of approximate, northern side of michigan getting the snow. the problem right now is this is close enough to the coastline, still that spiraling bringing a little moisture in, that what is coming off the coast is warmer air now over the colder air, so that gives us a set up where you could have rain coming down through that warmer layer, freezing in the colder layer before it hits the ground and so some areas of freezing precipitation would be the concern, places like new hampshire and northern parts of maine cold enough that we could
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get four to six inks of snow in a few of those areas. most of the region continues to dry out during the course of the day today. you get on the backside of this, we have temperatures in the 30's. right next to the coastline, the cold air funnels in tomorrow, so enjoy one more warm day, mild, 51, not bad for december in new york city and then more places in the cold air chewed chicago at 30 or minneapolis at 22 degrees. >> pakistan today, mourning dozens of children killed by the pakistani taliban. >> we're going to explore who they are and what they want. we have a look at the u.s. role in trying to stop them. >> a flight from south korea to the u.s. hits severe turbulence, sending passengers to the hospital. >> it's not has hard. it's a simple on and it's a simple off. >> arming police with body
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>> the attack on a school in pakistan, it is not the first time the taliban went after a soft target. >> the group has killed thousands in recent years and still has the potential to wreak havoc. >> the assault on the school is
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the latest and one of the most violent carried out by pakistan's taliban. groups have launched attacks including targeting a 15-year-old girl who had become a global icon, to bombing military bases. the group influenced the man who tied to set off a bomb in times square in 2010. >> today is a warning sign that the taliban is alive, active, capable of inflicting a great deal of instability. >> they have killed tens of thousands. this woman lost one son in a suicide blast five years ago, her other son was disabled. she struggles to care for her family. >> at times, we have no food. i know they have a miserable life, but what else can i do? >> the pakistani taliban have grown. the organization emerged in 2007 from the elephants of the taliban in neighboring afghanistan, pushed out by u.s. forces. now it's really an umbrella organization, composed of nearly 30 armed groups that are aligned
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with al-qaeda. its focus is to overthrow pakistan's government and impose a harsh form of islamic law. >> while we have a secular government in place in pakistan in this predominantly muslim country. there is an element that wants sharia law to run it. >> in an attack in june, at da rashy airport, hope to negotiate with the taliban disappeared. >> thousands have been killed, hundreds of thousands forced from their homes, but pakistan's army says the strikes are working, pushing the taliban out, but not completely blunting its power. >> the nation has to maintain the military pressure and they do have to have talks with these elements, pakistani taliban does
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have a strong following. >> let's go to cedric layton, former members of the jointly chiefs of staff. thank you for being with us this morning. if the pakistani taliban is behind these attacks, what is the u.s. doing and can it do more to stop them? >> one of the things that they do is the u.s. provides in seelings support to the pakistanis, logistics support and all kinds of military aid of various types, everything from mwraps to army training. we could start increasing the training that we actually do more with the pakistanis, but my feeling is because of the sensitivity of the relationship between the u.s. and pakistan, that a lot of that aid is going to be covert or at least less publicized aid, limiting effectiveness. >> aside from the moral angle, is this an american problem, and
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if so, why? >> it is an american problem, because if there's instability in pakistan caused by these kinds of attacks, that risks destabilizing the whole region. if the region is destabilized, there's a greater risk of terrorist groups spreading not only throughout south asia, but beyond india into afghanistan, which of course is still a mess, but it could also destabilize the rest of southeast asia, as well as portions of the middle east. when that happens, that will result in some real difficulties in terms of allowing what they call the communications, shipping lanes and different ways of summers, adversely affecting india's growth but also the economic well being of the world in its very worst stage. >> are we seeing a paradigm shift? these groups seem to be hitting soft targets, yesterday, a
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school, school children who could be of no harm to anyone. is that going to harden the local populations against these groups and help to root out the groups like the pakistani taliban? >> the local population could become socad, so hurt by these events that they cease resisting these groups. the other way is that their resolve will be strengthened, they will be steeled against these groups and fight them. that is the outcome we need in order to stabilize pakistan and prevent these groups from preventing further havoc and creating the nightmare scenario affecting all of us. >> in vietnam, officials are calling it a race against time. rescue workers trying to reach 12 men trapped in a tunnel northeast of ho chi minh city.
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the men are working on a power plant and bad weather is slowing rescue efforts. >> a very bumpy flight for people flying from seoul to dallas. it had a make an emergency landing in tokyo after turbulence. five had injuries that were not life threatening. >> rough weather coming out of the gulf of mexico this morning. >> nicole mitchell is back with that. nicole. >> good morning. we don't to have worry about this quite yet, but it's going to brew over the next couple of days. you can see in the midsection of the country, cloud stream coming in. it's going to move in and tap moisture. already from the last system, we have a little moisture funneling northward and cold enough air that we could see freezing precipitation or areas of snow, places like missouri into kansas, this time of year, you know, a little early. it's really thursday into friday we see the rain along the gulf
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coast, couple inches definitely possible. >> that's a lot of rain we're talking about. thank you. >> the deadly attack focusing attention on education in pakistan. >> it has been the cause for nobel peace prize winner malala yousafzai. we'll talk about the dangers just for children to go to school. >> police trying to understand what led a war vet to go on a killing spree. >> health concerns for some olympic athletes head to go brazil in 2016. what was found in rio's water that has doctors worried. >> something out of willy wong da's dream is out of our global net.
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>> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. four u.s. stipes make it on the short list to host the 2024 summer olympics. >> a sigh of relieve in pennsylvania as the manhunt for a mass murder suspect ends.
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>> a closer look at the presidential run. jeb bush, could his like thissage help or hurt. >> sony canceled the premier of "the interview" set in new york city tomorrow. theaters showing the film have been threatened. >> australia's prime minister launching an urgent review of events surrounding the hostage siege monday. several people were taken hastage for hours, two were killed along with the gunman. >> dozens of if you know release taking place in pakistan today for the more than 140 people killed tuesday at the army run school. most of the dead children, mourners crowding coffer finance, pakistan launching airstrikes in retaliation. >> nobel peace prize winner
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malala yousafzai is condemning the attack. the taliban shot her in the head two years ago because she first campaigning for girls' education. she called it senseless. >> now is time wee unite. we should stand up together and fight terrorism and make sure that every child gets safer and quality education. >> we have breaking news right now to report out of pakistan. there are multiple reports right now of another attack at a school in pakistan. this time, a girls' college, 118 miles south of the prefers attack. no injuries reported, we are going to stay on top of that breaking news in pakistan. >> right now, we go to
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pakistan. how many parents did not send their children to school because of the attack yesterday? >> i think there's an amazing commitment by parents all over pakistan to send their children. the schools in the city where the attack happened yesterday have been closed for three days of national mourning and most of specific mourning in perfect shower. we need to support the craigage parents throughout pakistan, who send their children to school. that's the biggest thing that we are calling on everybody. we all condemn no heinous attack. we need to support parents who want to send their parents to school.
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>> how do we do that? >> work with leaders. the army and police guarantee security, guarantee that schools are safe and secure. >> are we at that point where you expect more school attacks and where armed officers need to be stationed at every school in pakistan? >> i think there needs to be intelligence around where schools are more safe and less safe. i think all schools need to be made safe, and all parents need to feel safe about sending their children to school. the attack that happened on the army school yesterday is 142 of those schools throughout pakistan with a million children enrolled in those schools. it's quite an affordable education system for children to send their schools. thousands of schools, and all of them must be safe at all times. >> tuesday caps what your
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organization has called one of the worst years in history for children. it's not just that they have been caught in the crossfire. it is that they have become targets. >> we feel very sad that pakistan has joined the list with stricken republican, south sudan, syria, northern nigeria, where children have been kidnapped, where children have been hurt, all over the world, so it's been a really, really difficult year, awful year for violence for children. what we have to do, with he must join together, that every child must have a right to a violence-free life. every child must have a right to quality, but safe, safe education. we've got to work with religious leaders, we have to work with politicians, we have to work with security forces, if necessary, but it's right at
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grassroots level, where we need to make sure that communities support us, because it's the communities who send the children to school, so together i think we have to really find ways that make sure that there's no more violence for children. it's absolutely unacceptable that children going off to school in the morning don't go the next day. it's just such a sad day for pakistan and for children of the world. >> indeed. angela, thank you. >> stephanie, ebola still not going anywhere. u.s. secretary ban ki-moon going to liberia, sierra leone, and mali for a firsthand look at efforts to stem the outbreaks. 6800 people have died, 18,000 have now been infected. one american survivor of ebola says he's going back to liberia.
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dr. rick sakeries will go back to the clinic. he says he's immune to the virus and feeling great. he spent more than 20 years as a medical missionary in africa. >> anti-government protests in hungary turning violent, police used pepper spray on demonstrators. thousands are marching against tax hikes and corruption. >> the family of a man shot dead inside an ohio wal-mart are now suing. john crawford was hold ago beebee gun as he was shopping when he was shot by a white officer. a grand jury concluded the shooting was justified, but family lawyers say wal-mart along with officers and police chief were negligent and violated his civil rights. the justice democratic is also reviewing the shooting. >> the intense manhunt for the eczema rein in pennsylvania is over. >> police say he did take his own life. >> yeah, and after searching for this accused killer for more
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than 24 hours, police found him in eastern pennsylvania near his home, dead from a sword wound to the stomach. >> the body of accused killer bradley stone discovered not far from his shooting spree where he killed six people. >> my son looks out the window and said mom, there's caution tape all through our woods. >> his body had several-inflicted cuts. >> i believe there was a knife found at the scene. >> he stabbed himself with a large knife, possibly a sword, the same one he reportedly used in some of the murders. >> standing here in front of this place, it's very hard to grasp what actually happened here. >> what happened early monday morning at three homes a few miles apart left a trail of death. police first found the body of stone's ex-wife, nicole, then the bodies of her mother and grand hoar. at the third home, police say he murdered his ex-wife's sister patricia flick and her husband.
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their 17-year-old son was wounded, but 14-year-old mean that killed. her classmates wore batman symbols to honor the team. >> she always said she would be batman someday, and to me, she always has been. >> stone was an iraq war veteran who suffered ptsd. despite a volatile relationship with his ex-wife, the mother of his two young girls, not everyone believes he was a bad guy. >> friends of him for a long time know this was not him. >> he unleashed the deadliest spree these communities have ever seen. >> our hearts of broken, our communities broken. >> friends of the flick family started an on line funding page for anthony, the teenager who lost his whole family. >> police of not giving a motive, but stone and his wife had a bitter divorce and were
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battling over covered of their two young girls, who were unharmed. >> and appeals court ruling in florida allowed gay marriages to begin. >> in boston, some guys will be allowed to marsh in the st. patrick's day parade. they are allowed to marsh under their own banner next year. parade organizers have long resisted the inclusion of gay groups. they won a 1995 supreme court decision allowing them to exclude anyone they want. >> >> officials from l.a., boston and washington, d.c. are thanking pitches to the olympic committee tuesday. the u.s. committee plans to narrow the choice to one city and present it to the i.o.c.
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the choice of a location for the 2024 games is expected in 2017. >> preparations are underway in brazil for the 2016 olympic games, but something in the water could keep travelers away. >> scientists found a drug that is resistant to bacteria at at least one olympic site. >> the beautiful waters of rio de janeiro, a vacationer's paradise for centuries, but more recently home of a super bacteria. scientists found a bug powerful enough to be resistant to antibiotics in the bay that will host sailing events in the 2016 rio olympic games. the bacteria produces an enzyme that is the kind of germ usually only found in hospital waste. how exactly did it get into the waters of rio? well, more than half the water that flows into the bay is actually sewage. it's not causing much alarm among beach goes so far.
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>> i come to this beach all the time. i'm not worried. >> it's polluted, but it's not a big deal. you just jump in if he want to be refreshed. >> the world health organization issued a worldwide warning about the rise of super bugs. doctors say antibiotic resistant strains of because at her i can't have spread around the planet and could lead to minor injuries leading to death. a new report paints a frightening statistical picture. anti resistant drugs account for 23,000 death as year, but the report says super bugs could kill 10 million people a year by 2050. the cost of treating those enter bugs? $100 trillion. in the meantime, researchers day doctors need to stop
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predescribing so many antibiotics. >> the organisms are adapting quickly and we're running out of antibiotics. if we treat with an antibiotic, we try to do it more minimum duration. >> in this olympic bid, rio promised to reduce pollution by 80%, but in june admitted that target is not going to be met. >> a nut rage interested involving a korean airline executive is giving hawaii's macadamia industry a boost. sales jumped in the wake of the incident. the executive had a temper tantrum when she was served nuts in a bag in steady of on a plate. >> people are curious about what makes these nuts so delicious and i can attest, they are very high in protein, actually. >> it might not be quite like
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willy wonka's glass elevator, but new technology can change how we get around in tall buildings, cableless elevators. this is an artist rendering, the technology would allow multiple elevator cars traveling even die agoly. that's a cool depiction. >> imagine getting an unexpected scolding from mom on live t.v. it happened to two politically divided brothers, brad and dallas wood house during a call-in session. >> you're right i'm from down south. >> oh, gosh, mom. >> and i'm your mother. >> mom wanted the two to get the political bickering out of their system before they come home from christmas.
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one is a republican, one a democratic, mom is in charge of all. >> as soon as they said joy from north carolina, the brother on the left was like oh, no, it's mom, mom's calling. >> by the way, your mom's calling right now. >> oh, i am in so much trouble. >> equipping police with body cameras. >> we'll talk about a small city in washington state that's made it part of their daily routine for officers. even then, it doesn't always camp all of the action. >> apple is cleared in a decade long lawsuit over itunes. it took just a few hours to say they were not monopolizing the industry. >> what the rover found on mars is were you ever today's discoveries.
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>> time now for one of today's
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discoveries, new evidence that points to life on mars. the recovery has detected methane gas. >> on earth, nearly all meth that in comes from bacteria and plants. pass searches on mars turned up empty. the area will be retested to see if there are other signs of life. >> the los angeles police department will buy body cameras for the entire police force, making l.a. the largest city to make them mandatory. >> we went to a small city in washington state where there have been successes. >> as his shift begins, canine officer takes the camera out of the charging station and sticks it on his chest. it rides with him and his dog for the rest of the day. >> it's just a new thing that we ever to get used to. it's not that hard. it's a simple on, it's a simple off. >> it took a little training,
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but not much. >> it's not always obvious when it's actually recording or not. i thought i record add lot of videos and it looked down and it's actually not. >> he let's everybody know they're on camera. >> this is being recorded. >> and says he's never had a complaint. >> do you have a driver's license i can look at? >> about the action being recorded. >> it can't hurt. i don't think it can hurt, right? >> police over the country are trying to figure out rules for when to use cameras and when not to, when to turn them on and off. here, officers do have discretion. what are cases you would turn this off, thought record. >> we won't record calls if we're assisting a medical call democratic. if we're respond to go another police jurisdiction and they're predominantly taking over, we won't record that. >> what criminal investigations, drug investigations. >> if there's a sensitive nature with an informant, we will leave that out, we won't record that. >> you'll turn it off.
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>> and it's off. >> even on, the camera won't catch everything happening around him. i'm looking straight ahead and cameras facing ahead. i look over there and the camera is not seeing what i'm seeing. >> maybe you out to make it orange so people can see it. you're on camera. >> at the end of the shift, there's still work to do. >> uploading it can sometimes take 20, 30, 45 minutes, depending how many videos i've done. >> the camera goes back in the dock, the video uploads and officers label, date and categorize each interaction. >> they have no ability to edit, change or modify the videos. >> andy is one of two sergeants who do have editorial power. >> the only time i can destroy video is if i delete it. when i do these redactions and stuff, the original video is always maintained. >> we got officer hoke's video by submit ago freedom of information request as any
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member of the public would. redacting is part of the process before release. faces or documents are blocked out to guard privacy. that soaks up a lot of time. the department estimates a recent request for all their body cam video would have taken through 2017 to process. that request has been withdrawn, and the cameras here will keep rolling. >> i think it's part of a progressive and modern police department to record all this stuff. >> we're not going to stop this. we're going to continue to use them, because we think it's an important tool. >> a tool that could soon be used by 50,000 more police officers across the u.s. with funding from the obama administration. >> leo mcguire served on the board of directors for the national sheriff's association and was the sheriff in new jersey and joins us now to talk about this. you were a street cop, let's try to remember what that was like. if you're a cop in a heated situation, does knowing you're being recorded help or hurt you?
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>> i see a couple of different things. viral videos of officers killed in the line of duty bear that out, where an officer had been admonished for being too aggressive on the road, but yet his dashboard camera had him hesitating when an armed assailant began to attack him. he hesitated at first. he should ever taken immediate deadly force action and didn't, ostensibly because he had been admonished before so he second guessed himself and it cost him his life. >> on the flip side, it might keep an officer from shooting and killing somebody and using excessive force. >> there is a micro second of time that occurs between the incident, recognition of the incident. in cleveland where the horrible tragedy of the 12-year-old boy was shot where in that millisecond, that 1.5 seconds where the officers pulled up, recognized the threat, saw a
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gun, saw the child at this point reaching for it, the officer shot twice to mitigate the threat, to put down the threat. in that 1.5 seconds, he had to determine whether or not it was a deadly force incident and made that snap judgment. >> in that 1.3 seconds, isn't it training and experience that matter the most and in cleveland, weren't we talking about a rookie cop? >> we are talking about a cop who was not really a rook area, he was a police officer somewhere else, but again, think of the circumstances. you are already dispatched to a potential person with -- that's brand issuing a weapon. you come upon the scene, you see the weapon, you see the individual within only a few feet away, see the butt of a gun, see him reaching for it, it's time to deploy deadly force. >> you and i have discussed the pros and consist of these police body cams. are they the right investment for police departments to be
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making? >> there's a lot of pros for this. i come from days of law enforcement where before we had dashboard cameras, and i did not want that dashboard camera at all. i did not want big brother watching me. i just wanted to be a cop and do my job. >> you changed your mind. >> i changed my mind. once that dashboard cam got in the cars, we had proper policies to ensure we were using them properly and that's a big issue with the body cams, as well. i found that in every case where a citizen complaint came forward, i was con rated, the person lied, so it helped me and it also helped me be a better cop by saying listen, some of the crazy things we might have done in the past, we can't do that. we can be better cops with the use of technology, but the body cams are a whole 'nother story. >> and probably not a silver bullet when we're talking about accountability. thank you for your insights this morning. our series continues tonight looking at the controversy over
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body cameras in atlanta. that's tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern. >> the man behind a childhood favorite has died, creating clifford the big red dog. he was 86 years old, started as a commercial artist in the 1960's. his wife suggested he illustrate children's books. he turned out red because he had red paint on the drawing table. >> a federal jury sided with apple in a decade old class action lawsuit contending that apple tried to safely competition because early ipod versions could only play songs heard on itunes. the jury heard system from apple founder steve jobs who record add deposition before he died. it took the jury three hours to find in apple's favor. >> another storm in the pacific northwest coast. what have we got? >> this isn't as potent as we've
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seen recently, but across the country, one system's moved in, another on its heels. looking at slight radar, pretty spotty moisture moving out of california now and spotty through the four corners region, one heavy band in southern california. the next system is more for the northwest, so some spotty rain for california, but what we're looking at is more late tonight into the day friday for washington, oregon and northern california, that would be that next band of moisture coming through, so this isn't one of those big potent storms like we've seen recently, start to go chew away at drought. >> as we saw on our big number, they need a lot of rain. >> a lot. >> watching the ups and downs of the ruble, trading near record lows. how that's impacting people in russia and the extreme measures the government is take to go turn the economy around. >> an emotional response from a cleveland browns player who defended his decision to protest recent police shootings in ohio,
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>> today they will be arrested... >> ground breaking... they're firing canisters of gas at us... emmy award winning investigative series... fault lines no refuge: children at the border only on al jazeera america >> paying their respects, citizens across pakistan begins three days of mourning for the more than 130 children killed during a taliban attack on their school. >> violence erupting in pakistan, gunman carry out a deadly attack at a bank. >> the cyber threat that causes hollywood to pause. hackers warn of 9/11-style violence over sony's new film,
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"the interview." >> former florida jeb bush looking to follow in the footsteps of his father and brother, announcing his plans to run in 2016. >> we have reports of another bombing in pakistan today. this time at a girls' college. so far, no injuries reported, but the blast happened 118 miles from the last. >> mourners gathering today to remember and bury the victims of tuesday's attack at a school. more than 140 people died, most of them children. >> we are getting a look at the school, classrooms showing the scars of a gun battle that raged inside what was supposed to be a place of learning. we are joined now with the latest. those are tough pictures. what are we learning about this latest bombing? >> information is coming in slowly, but we know that multiple reports say that two bomb blasts were reported at or
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nearby a girls' college. it's not clear if the blast hit the college or outside. security forces went to the spot of the incident and cordoned off the area. there are no reports of injuries at the moment. no group has yet claimed responsibility, but afghan officials believe it is the work of the talibani pakistan and that is the same group behind tuesday's massacre. >> all of this coming as they try to come together and mourn the victims of tuesday's attack. >> the world is coming to terms with so many young lives taken in such a short period. even more heartbreaking than that is some of the caskets carrying the children are as young as five years old. many of the if you know release began after sunset tuesday and continue wednesday. flies are flying at half staff across pakistan as the nation marks three days of mourning for the 141 people killed on tuesday. many schools are closed as a
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mark of respect. those open are holding special prayer services, mourners expressing grief on social media with some tweeting the smallest coffins are the heaviest. >> pakistanis are looking to government leaders to avenge the attack. the ban is lifted on the death penalty for terrorism cases. many believe that major terrorist suspects evade justice. revenge is vowed to be taken for each and every drop of blood spilled on tuesday. >> this is a barbaric act, this high level of terrorism. we condemn this act strongly. the struggle will continue until we clean our country of this terrorism. there are no doubts about that. >> the pakistani military that launched 10 airstrikes against the taliban, pounding the tribal region between pakistan and afghanistan overnight where pakistani taliban has its
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stronghold. >> maim jay mcen story has the response. the u.n. condemning the attack. is there concern that all the main we send to pakistan, $1.5 billion is not enough to help fight the taliban. >> it's not money, but will as so whether the pakistan military resolve will be increased to go after the taliban. >> the u.s. denounced the attack on a military-run high school in the strongest terms. secretary of state john kerry said it was carried out by what he called taliban assassins. >> young children carried away in ambulances, a teacher burned alive in front of the students. a house of learning turned into a house of unspeakable horror. >> the attacks in pakistan came as the taliban that ha
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increasingly targeted children of elites in pakistan and the in the afghan capitol where last week a teenaged bomber blew himself up during a high school museumical purchasingance. the u.s. is transitioning into a support role with international troops, roughly 12,000. the white house says there will be no further adjustment in the time line to bring all remaining u.s. troops home from afghanistan over the next two years. >> the president is committed to ensuring that we remain on track for the responsible draw down that the president outlined in terms of our military presence in afghanistan. >> the pentagon insists that unlike in iraq, where the u.s. trained army sometimes melted away in the fails of the brutal offensive by isil rebels, afghan national security forces are up to the task of taking on the taliban. >> you have a bigger and more row bust, more capable afghan security force ready and able to
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defend their citizens sentenced people and they are doing it well. >> while the american combat role in afghanistan officially doesn't end for two more weeks, it is in reality already over. u.s. says afar began forces are conducting all the combat missions inside afghanistan. u.s. officials point to last month's meeting in islamabad as the real key to defeating the taliban, increased cooperation between pakistan and afghanistan. >> the u.s. has offered unspecified counter terrorism aid to pakistan, but the pentagon pointed out yesterday that pakistan's military is already very capable and so far, there's been no request for assistance. >> this working together between afghanistan and pakistan has already gun in the aftermath of this attack. >> we saw a surprise visit from pakistan's army chief, who flew to kabul to meet with officials
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in afghanistan, because this problem with the taliban crosses the border. they operate both in pakistan and afghanistan, sometimes moving freely back and forth and many of the pakistani taliban are actually based in southern parts of having a, so the adjustment feels one of the keys to this is increased cooperation between those two countries, to coordinate their efforts. >> we'll talk to a former senior advisor to president obama for pakistan and afghanistan. >> a review into into the deadly standoff in sydney, tone eye abbot is troubled that he was able to obtain a weapon. president obama spoke last night
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with prime minister abbot and said the u.s. stands with australia. >> the manhunt for the exmoo rein in pennsylvania is over. he was found get from a sword wound to the stomach. he killed his ex-wife, her mother, grandmother, sister and two other family members. he was involved in a bitter custody bat jewel threats against sony and the upcoming comedy, "the interview," theaters showing the movie are threatened. >> millions of people watch our show. >> the movie was supposed to be a holiday blockbuster. the film is at the center of a series of cyber attacks, forcing the company into lockdown. >> kim jong-un wants to do an interview? >> look at him! if that ain't a real story, what is? >> three weeks after the release of sony employees social security numbers, salaries and emails, the hacker group has released even more stolen
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internal files in what it is calling a christmas gift. now, something more ominous, a threat against moviegoers. someone posted a warning of an attack on people who go to see "the interview," a comedy depicting the fictional assassination attempt on the leader of north korea. >> take him out. >> you want us to kill the leader of north korea? >> yes. >> what? >> the threat was posted on a file sharing site, reading in part: >> sony that not responded for comment, but newly released documents show some sony executives were concerned it could in flame north korea. insiders say sony is unlikely to pull the picture entirely but may to have get creative. >> maybe they will release is on
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netflix, amazon and live stream. they do have the options to take control away from people threatening our safety and put it out so the american public can enjoy the movie in a safe way. >> the f.b.i. is aware of the threat against moviegoers and continuing to investigate the hack, while a department of homeland security official tells al jazeera: >> this kind of malware actually has the capability to wipe drives clean, to not just disrupt operations, but it can actually destroy data. >> while authorities worked to verify the source of the threat, a spokesperson for landmark theaters confirmed lately
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tuesday night that the new york premier of "the interview," is canceled. >> the nation's fourth largest theater chain is canceling showings across the country. >> the federal government is officially funded, president obama signing the one dollar and one cents trillion spending bill keeps most of the government operating until september. the department of homeland security will see funding run out in february, setting up a battle over president obama's executive actions on immigration. >> the white house is saying president obama will sign new legislation putting tough new sanctions against russia, preventing large russian firms from getting western financing and technology, giving ukraine $350 million in arms and equipment for fighting the separatists there. >> the weakening of the russian ruble we've seen, the currency recovered 5% this morning, but is still trading near all time
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lows. >> the government is trying to shore up the currency. look at the events that showed the ruble's moves on tuesday. >> like a fox chewing off its snared leg, the russian central bank's huge interest rate hike is a satisfiage attempt to solve a satisfiage problem. >> 17% is the rate for banks who also need their profit. for the borrowers, it will be about 22%. at this rate, the investment protests stop except for the biggest companies for whom a special independence rate is set. if this rate%s, the investment will stop. >> the pain this is likely to inflict on russia's economy may well be in vain. it brought just a few hours of respite for the ruble and before the morning was over, it had continued its tumble. >> there's not much that cyd
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russians can do about this, so this website advocates a little calm. watch the ruble fall against the dollar and euro along with the oil price in realtime to a relaxing sound track. the titanic spoof cartoon shows a ship hitting a crimea shaped iceberg before the ruble and the ship sink beneath the waves. >> i'll never let go. >> i dropped a ruble down there, goes this joke, let me down further, i can't see the bottom. >> despite the black humor, this is clearly no laughing matter. the mortgages these people have an their homes are in dollars and this is a repair display of public anger on moscow's streets. the kremlin will be watching thosely to see this doesn't spread. >> they will take my flat. i have to pay $2,828 every month. it's unbearable how much it costs now.
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also, i have to pay insurance on these mortgages, which is also in dollars and the color gross so quickly, my mom and daughter will end up on the street soon. >> blink on the streets of moscow and the currency boards of changed again. russians have not seen the bottom, but know they are not there yet. >> apple announcing it will stop sales in russia. it is too volatile to set prices. >> an attack on a bank in afghanistan, four security guards and three civilians are dead. several attackers have been killed. tell us more about this attack and what happened. >> >> we know now from the police a that you are attackers were
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involved. security guards say it happened quickly, they came, stormed the bank, crowded please and government workers collecting their pay. why that bank was a target. the fire went on for several hours. a difficult fight, because it was a three story building. seven people killed, four security services, three civilians, as well as four attackers. this is the latest in a series of taliban attacks across afghanistan and here in kabul. the aim to destabilize the new government. >> why would the taliban want to attack this bank in particular? >> they are trying to destabilize the government.
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they attack anything that represents the government. kabul bank has branches across the country. they say it would be a legitimate target, because it's a symbol of the government. if you can stop the salaries of the police and early, that creates more instability. that seems to be the aim of the attack. >> turbulence hitting an american airlines jet, more than a dozen people were hurt. it hit turbulence after taking off from seoul headed to dallas, but landed in tokyo. five were taken to the hospital with injuries that were not life threatening. >> freezing rain may cause problems in the northeast and great lakes today. >> we turn to nicole mitchell. good morning. >> good morning. that video's a good example of why you always keep your seatbelt on, just in case. >> not a first class cabin that video was shown in.
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>> even worse than coach, right? >> i've never been there. >> we are talking about the freezing rain. we had that area of mostly rain that moved through the northeast, still moisture wrapping pack behind that system and that's bringing some warm air over the cold air that has moved in. through the course of the day, still spotty activity, seeing freezing precipitation. in vermont this morning, most of this is rain. the places where the temperature is just right, you get that rain that falls, freezes before it hits the ground. we are not talking one of those ice storms, but slick spots on the roads definitely a possibility. that's why we have the pinks especially and some of that freezing rain advisory. fart north of here, colder air, so just plain snow for northern maine, but a big temperature contrast, much warmer, 50's along the coast versus where the cold air is funneling in, 30's. >> it could be a lot worse. >> always. >> pakistanis coming together to
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mourn the people killed in that attack on the school. we are live with a look at aftermath of the attack. >> haitians taking to the streets demanding big changes to the government. >> mother nature providing a stunning start to the workday, a picturesque view. that video and others captured by our citizen journalists around the world.
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>> time now for the videos captured by our citizen journalists, a blizzard hitting japan with heavy snow and high winds. 296 international and domestic flights have been canceled due to that storm. >> fire crews in australia, this is footage of an airplane battling a wildfire. homes had to be evacuated in recent days. >> a beautiful view of tampa, florida, tuesday morning, a drone capturing the heavy fog engulfing the city with only the highest buildings poking out to catch a glimpse of the sunrise.
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>> word of a new attack on a school in pakistan, reports that bombs exploded near a girls college. no word of injuries yet. that area is one mails away from yesterday's attack. more than 140 people were killed at a school yesterday, most of those who died were children. we are live this morning in pakistan. you have been walking around that school. describe what you saw. >> we were escorted by the military into the compound. it is a large compound, that ha it's grounds, the administration building, the auditorium,le target of the attack was the auditorium. it appears that the attacker and now is confirmed by the military used a ladder to get in. after that, it was a couple of seconds to a stairway that led to the auditorium.
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we could see blood stains all over that stairway, because some of the desperate students tried to run for their lives. once you entered the auditorium, then you saw scenes of chairs strewn around, somebody's shoe here, a neck tie there, a textbook here and there, and of course, blood all over the place. this is where the military says the large effort number of casualties took place, over 100 students killed in the auditorium itself. after that, the attackers moved into a building just behind the auditorium. that was the main administrative block. that's where some of the suicide bombers blew themselves up. that's where we saw the maximum damage. >> tell us about this latest development. pakistan's army chief arriving in neighboring afghanistan. is the pakistani government now looking for a united regional front against the taliban in the wake of these attacks? >> >> well be the pakistani's have
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told the afghans that there should be more cooperation, because most of the pakistani taliban leaders are said to be operating close to the pakistani border, so they would be telling kabul that there should be more cooperation from kabul. pakistan on the other hand has moved into north waziristan, denied some of the space previously held by the has canie hit work. >> thank you and stay safe. >> dean of the johns hopkins school of international studies joins us. mr. nasr, thank you for your time.
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the pakistani taliban we're talking about in this attack on the school yesterday operates from afghan territory. u.s. troops are starting to pull out of afghanistan. is that a problem? >> yes, it is a problem. in many ways, when the united states forces were there, we always tried to persuade pakistanis that we should have a hammer and anvil policy, they should hammer the taliban on their side of the border and the u.s. troops would serve as an anvil. that never happened. pakistan has started an offensive against the taliban and that only pushes them across the border and the afghan authorities are not able to contain them. >> we can lurch taliban along with al-qaeda, along with the haquini network. should we lump them together? >> with the taliban, we should. they have two military
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objectives, one fighting against kabul, the other islamabad. they are peshtune ethnically. during fighting season, they do borrow from one another's soldiers and commanders and military operation. it is not correct to say that the taliban in afghanistan are completely a separate group. >> the u.s. has considered negotiations with the taliban in afghanistan. should that be on the table with a group that is capable of massacring more than 100 children? >> well, the pakistani's have tried talking to the taliban. these talks failed. after that failure, they started this offensive. ultimately, the taliban would have always retaliated against an offensive. the question is does pakistan have the resolve to keep fighting the taliban or will public pressure now force the military to back away and then, you know, you essentially end up
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in a bad situation. >> that leads to my next question. some pakistani politicians, have condemned the taliban for this attack. why does the taliban have any support among pakistanis. >> i don't think they have condemned it sufficient strongly. for a long time, he was very tolerant of the taliban and blame the united states and pakistan military for the violence. even the government has not had a uniform condemnation of extremism. they have only condemned this particular attack, but not given political support to military operations. >> why not? >> and don't have a general condemnation of extremisms. >> why not? >> because politically, they are hedging their political bets. they are afraid that either the taliban which head their constituencies or think that an
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anti american position, blaming the violence in pakistan and the united states would play well at the polls, but generally, the political establishment in pakistan is not completely innocent in what's happened. >> sir, thank you for your expertise this morning. >> u.n. secretary ban ki-moon going to ebola ravaged countries this week. he will address the international efforts to stem ebola. 6800 people have died in west africa, 18,000 now said to be infected. >> also head to go west africa is the american doctor who survived ebola. he is going back next month to monrovia. he said he feels great and is immune to the virus. he spent 20 years as a medical missionary working out of africa. >> parts of the northwest will deal with stormy weather in the coming days. nicole mitchell has more on
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that. >> we've had a very active pattern in the west coast recently, not the big storms like weaver seen, but you can see the next start to go approach. we currently have rain. that's one band. then another starts to push in, already some rain, pretty spotty for a lot of california, southern california getting the heavier stuff and more moved interior. the next one already approaching, so this time line is farther to the north, more washington oregon, northern california and also looking at probably tomorrow night into the day friday with all that moisture coming in. any little bit, the snow pack in the eera really over the last week has expanded dramatically, so these little bits of helping especially nor next years agriculture season. >> whatever helps, nicole mitchell, thank you. >> extending the bush dynasty, another family member looking at a run for the white house. we will talk about jeb bush's decision for a presidential bid.
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>> a visit to a kentucky fried chicken for one woman in china leads to a hostage standoff. >> freedom of speech versus the police, an nfl speaking out and causing an uproar. we have the details of the war of words playing out in cleveland.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. ahead, more fallout from the sony hacking scandal rise to go new levels with threats of violence over their new movie. >> a casual ride for one cyclist taking a terrifying turn in california. how it unfolds. >> gun machine carry out an attack in southern afghanistan, storm ago branch of the kabul bank. four security guards and three civilians are dead, several attackers killed, as well. >> dozens of must not release in pakistan today for the more than 140 people killed in tuesday's
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attack at an army-run school. most of those dead are children. there are reports this morning of an attack at a girls college. no word of injuries there. >> the u.s. close to opposing new sanctions against russia, the whites house saying president obama will sign legislation further pressuring moscow over its role in ukraine. it comes as the russian ruble retains some value after it hits record lows. >> 14 people have been arrested in massachusetts and will face charges in the 2012 if you know gal meningitis outbreak that killed 64 people, including the two company founders of the new england compounding company. that company is accused of making tainted steroids that infected 750 people in 20 states. the exact charges are expected to be disclosed today. >> the political world is abuzz this morning now that jeb bush has taken the first steps toward running for the white house. as david shuster tells us, he
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becomes the first major candidate to get into the ring. >> it was a jeb bush announcement his supporters had been hoping for, the former governor pointed to thanks giving discussions with his immediate family and said: >> bush said he will soon establish a political action committee, a vehicle for raising money and organizing the potential presidential campaign. over the weekend, he detailed the questions he's been asking himself. >> do i have what it takes to go through a campaign and be capable of leading this country. that's a humbling thought if you're really serious about it and secondly, is it the right thing for my family. >> that includes his father, former president george h.w. bush and older brother, george p.w. bush, who has been
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encouraging jeb. >> i hope he runs. i think he'd be a very good president. >> his biggest consideration involves concern over his wife's privacy. >> she's onboard. she's my balance. >> he is 61 years old and likely to start as a favorite of the republican party establishment. his fundraising exhibits are second to none. easy fluid in spanish and is very popular with hispanic voters, a traditional democratic stronghold. in the republican primaries, bush may be vulnerable to attacks from the right over his support for a comprehensive immigration reform and for common core education guidelines. >> i'm not going to change what i believe. my beliefs are good, solid mainstream conservative thought. >> bush told students in south
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carolina that whatever path they choose in life, they should choose first for themselves. >> you can do what you want to do. in fact, life is a lot better if you find your own reasons to do your own things. >> still, the bush family name carries certain expectations, including that you will run and not just explore. jeb bush says on that count, his supporters will be hearing from him again soon. david shuster, al jazeera, new york. >> let's go to our professor of campaign management at n.y.u. jeb bush running, but when he officially files, is he going to go to the top of the pack? >> i think he will. right now, polls show him, and it's hard to trust polls at this point, but when mitt romney is out of the picture, polls show him with a slight lead over some other candidates. i think him getting into the race means somebody like mitt romney is going to have a tough time running.
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certainly marco rubio will have a tough time, maybe even chris christie. he did get a head start. >> it is said his banking ties will hurt him. is he being a friend or is he shooting friendly fire? >> i think he's telling the truth. it is friendly fire, but i think he he's telling the truth. this neutralizes a big issue for hillary clinton, who can be hit on that. that's why i think some republicans a little nervous about jeb bush getting in. he has executive experience, wimp is a great advantage, but the disadvantage is this tie to big money, and these ties to these offshore banking and all these other things that will neutralize what is a big hurdle for hillary clinton. >> his family ties, who are the surrogates that are going to be campaigning for jeb bush? do you see him campaigning side by side with former george bush,
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george w bush. >> that maybe his father -- >> you think the brother is a liability. >> the democratic party sent an email saying it didn't work out that well when george w. bush was president, do you want another one? this is shocking, thought three years or 42 years, the only time the gop has one the presidency is with a bush on the ticket. that is a shocking statistic. >> last time a bush won, there was not this little thing called the tea party. how does he get past the tea party? >> on immigration: >> we've got to protect the borders, enforce the law, be respectful of the rule of law and at the same time encourage young aspirational young people to come to our country. i have no problems advance that go idea. >> will the tea party have problems with him?
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>> they're absolutely going to have problems with it. this is a big hurdle for the primaries, yet plays to his advantage in the general elections. it is a hindrance, curse and positive if he makes it to the general election, which is a big if. with a potentially crowded republican field, he doesn't need to get the majority. he needs to shore up the moderate base of the party. >> we have been saying somebody needs to shore up that moderate base of the party for decades, nobody has been able to do so. >> mitt romney wasn't able to do it and jeb bush has some advantage there. name recognition, another one is money. it's going to take $1.5 billion, they say for hillary clinton to run for president this time. he'll to have raise probably about the same if he wants to win, and he has the connections to do that. he's got to bring the party together and that's another reason for him to come out early, to see if he can do that. we saw yesterday, rush limbaugh saying this is just the
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establishment republican party at work and it's not going to make the tea party wing of the party happy. >> 2016 already in 2014. as always, thanks for being with us. >> anti government protests in hungary turning violent overnight at police use pepper spray on demonstrators. thousands of hungarians hit the streets. john mccain called the prime minister a neofascist dictator, getting in bed with vladimir putin. >> the political road for haiti takes a complicate return, the prime minister's recent resignation has critics responding. >> this was the first test of whether the resignation of the president's prime minister would appease the protestors of
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port-au-prince. >> as far as these protestors are concerned, nothing less than the president's departure will do. >> over the weekend, the prime minister resigned in the hopes the political protests would end. the protestors dismissed that idea. >> we don't care about him. we want the president to resign. >> the president never wanted to rule by decree. that's what explains the on going negotiations. discussions are underway between him and the heads of both chambers of parliament. it's another opportunity to find a way out of the crisis before january 12. >> the opposition suspects that rule by decree has been the plan all along. that's why thousands will
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continue to mobilize. >> has he had all this time to organize elections in the country. he won't have time to rule by decree. we will send him away before that time comes. >> the marshes were met by tear gas as they took their protest to the gates of the presidential palace. it's difficult to see how such shows of force even with staunch u.s. and u.n. support can be a long term political strategy. >> a former pop star was elected in 2011 with 68% of the vote but faced protests calling for his resignation since 2012. >> seven members of a terrorist network have been arrested, it had been recruiting women to fight in iraq. four men were arrested in spain, one a minor, two more taken into
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covered in morocco. police are looking for others who may have been involved as well. >> a top court said hamas should be removed from a list of terror organizations. we are following the story. >> this decision from luxembourg on wednesday from the e.u.'s second-highest court concerns and appeal by hamas, the palestinian organization against its lifting as a terrorist organization in 2001. the court said that on procedural grounds, it's taken the listing, stressing professionally for three months only and that asset freeze emains on hamas, but found that the original listing was based on factual factual imputationsd from the internet and press. it's a procedural matter, which has been welcomed by hamas and
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other palestinian representatives. it has severely worried the israeli government, prime minister benjamin netanyahu has said he hopes the decision is reversed. >> a call for palestinian state hood is largely symbolic, but several members have held similar votes. >> bill cosby cleared over molestation charges which allegedly took place at the playboy mansion. prosecutors will not pursue claims made by a woman accusing the comedian of assaulting her at the playboy mansion when she was just 15 years of age. the prosecutor said the statute of limitations ran out. cosby's representatives say the accusations are follows. >> the purchase of 7,000 body cameras for police has been raised privately to pay for
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cameras. >> the family of a man shot to death in a wal-mart is suing. he was shot by a white officer. family lawyers say wal-mart and the police chief violated his civil rights. a grand jury cleared police, but the justice department is reviewing what happened. >> a detective apologizing for how he interrogated crawford girlfriend hours after that shooting. this is video released this week, showing that she was questioned for more than an hour. the detective threatened her with jail time, suggested she first lying and even inferred she was high. he now admits he got a little aggressive and that he didn't ever all of the facts. >> does a cleveland browns player owe police and apology for wearing a shirt on the field protesting police shootings. >> the browns player gave an i am passed statement about his
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decision. >> he is not the first pro athlete to protest police shootings and jeff palmer is not the first police shooting head to call for the athlete to apologize. calvin williams is the first police chief in this latest bit of unrest to openly disagree with the unions position after hawkins gave the explanation. >> to me, justice means that the innocent should be found innocent. it means that those who do wrong should get their due punishment. a call for justice shouldn't warrant abapology. >> the head of the police union believes he does owe all cleveland police an apology for wearing a shirt in pregame warmups last sunday calling for justice for 12-year-old at a mir rice and 22-year-old john crawford. they both died in ohio afterthought by police. both had been thought to be holding guns that turned out to be fakes. after sunday's game, cleveland
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program's association president said in a statement: >> he had more to say monday about hawkins call for justice. >> he's calling for justice on two officers that were called to do their job that a man had a gun inside the park. they were justified, and cleveland police officers work with the cleveland browns hand-in-hand and with these two disrespects to our officers, he is disrespecting everyone else. the video shows that the officers were justified in deadly force. >> the police chief disagreed, saying in a statement:
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>> >> jeffery palmer went on to see this: they are tree talk about it, but it shouldn't be talked on football fields where we are supporting the browns by doing security and every day when we support the browns. >> it took a federal jury three hours to side with apple in a decade old class action lawsuit. the suit contended apple tried to stifle competition because early ipod versions could only play songs on itunes. steve jobs recorded a deposition shortly before his death and was
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heard by the grand jury. >> two restaurants in asia, chinese police saved a pregnant woman taken hostage. a man grabbed the woman with a knife. police distracted him and took him into custody. >> french fry rationing is underway at mcdonald's restaurants in japan. a labor dispute on the u.s. is delaying potato shipments overseas. customers can only buy small fries, no super sizing. >> sony pulling the plug on the premier of "the interview" after threats of violence. >> we talk the road ahead for sony. >> the simpsons celebrating a major milestone that forever changed t.v. >> it is time for our big quote, some words of wisdom from a former chief executive of state to college graduates:
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>> the man behind the sound advice is next.
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>> who said: >> our big quote is from former florida governor jeb bush in a commencement speech in south carolina. tuesday, he announced he is exploring a run for the white house in 2006. >> sony facing more fallout over "the interview" with a new threat against theaters plan to go show the film. the guardians of peace say it will go after any theater that
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shows the movie. sony letting the theaters nix the film. is that the right response? >> it might be. it's really difficult to tell what's going on. everyone's operating in a cloud right now. the people who are good at hacking computers on this level aren't necessarily the same type of people who take sort of physical bomb type personal actual violence type actions, so it seems a little doubtful. right now, things are so up in the air, you can see why the company is being cautious. let's remember that the internal chaos inside the company is probably very high right now, so you can also see that no one's in a position to take a brave decision. >> are we concerned that we do not know as much information as we should know with regard to threats made against sony, because the f.b.i. is involved and there may be more threats? >> yeah, it really could be. these are people who are
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operating very much in public. this is one of the postpone-spirited sort of acts of this sort we have ever seen. they delight in drawing out the companies pain and i hate to laugh bit, because there are some serious medical records and personal financial information. on the other hand, we have never seen -- these villains are very cinematic, who love tormenting. there is an element of very, very bleak humor here. >> we're days away from the release now. should sony scrap the movie? >> it's hard to tell. we all would agree no just in the sense that when you're confronted by bull lice, you should stand up to them and not let them get away with it. the other thing is we don't know who's doing this. if it is north korea, that's an international politics issue that the government has to deal with. if it is a bunch of hackers
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ironically pretending to be north korea, that's a whole other issue. it is just a dumb movie and it will come out, nothing will happen and we won't forget bit, but we'll realize a little bit too much was made of it. >> i want to put this on the table, because some are asking this question. could this negative press be by design and a positive for sony to get more people out to see the film? >> originally, that was sort of one of the funny things that they did talk about in north korea a lot. at this point, the company has much, much bigger problems, they've got legal issues for the next five or 10 years that is not going to be pretty. the movie is getting bad reviews, called wittless and not funny. i would say no, because people
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will probably stay away from theaters because of threats of violence. >> telling people not to go to theaters invites our free speech, but it is a movie that targets a foreign head of state. >> he has made himself a cartoon, let's remember. what we should all do is really take note that this is not a story about a movie company. it's not a hollywood story. it's a corporate management story and this is a company that did not have control of its company as far as computer security. we all frankly work for companies like that, because very few companies in the world are as secure as they should be, so the lesson we should take of it is that we should be watching taking care of our own personal information and of course making sure the companies we work for do. that's the real story here, it's a corporate management story, not a hollywood story. >> thanks very much. >> happy birthday, homer. t.v.'s longest running sitcom
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turns 25 today. the simpsons premiered in 1989 and since then, it's become known as one of the greatest american shows of all time. the cartoons earned 31 prime time emmys and a poe body. the producers don't see an end in sight for simpsons, which may be the greatest thing of all for fans. >> a camera mounted -- that's it, happened in san francisco. the deer suddenly jumped out in front of him. he had a helmet on, thankfully. no word of what became of the deer. >> a hollywood light show, nasa putting out images showing how the city shines brighter during the holidays. they used an orbiting satellite to snap the shot.
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>> i waited decades to hear her say happy birthday, homer simpson. >> when was the doh? you could have used it in the bicycle crash right after that. >> you should anchor the show. >> the coastline pretty much in the 50's, 60's, central portion of this country, places like chicago at 30 degrees below average. i guess there's in our doh. couple areas into the northeast, a little rain, a little freezing precipitation. another system norm into the northwest and something brewing in the midsection of the country. we're not going to get the heavy rain until thursday and friday, but a little freezing precipitation possible today and missouri into kansas. >> we have breaking news from cuba. american alan gross has been released from jail after five years. he was arrested in 2009, convicted in 2011 of crimes against the cuban state, he was working as a contractor for us aid when he was arrested.
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his family had said he was suffering emotional distress. there are reports that he is now heading to the u.s. >> that is it for us. 14 people were arrested in massachusetts, all the details straight ahead.
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>> pakistan allowing cameras inside the school where taliban fighters killed 132 children. >> taliban gunman attack a bank in southern afghanistan, 11 dead. >> a symbolic vote in the european parliament recognizing the palestinian state in principle. >> instability in the russian economy, trying to change


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