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completed in 12 months, employing thousands, including soldiers. all working around the clock. it cost egypt $8.5 billion. the government is hoping to have big returns. this year revenue reached 7.3 billion. aiming to almost double that figure in eight years. they want to more than double the ships making the journey, from 14 to 97. it's a project the government hopes will be a symbol of the new egypt. just a reminder, you can keep up to date with the latest news on the website.
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>> this is al jazeera live from new york city, i'm erica pitzi. a man that attacked a movie theater hat a history of mental illness. >> >> he had at least one arrest as well as multiple commitments to mental health facilities in his past. he had moviegoers in tennessee
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ducking for cover. [ gunfire ] >> that's the sound of the latest theater shooting suspect being shot dead by police in tennessee. >> it was a lot, oh lot of shots. it was coming from outside the theater. >> police began receiving calls after 1:00 p.m. in the nashville suburb of antioch. witnesses say the 29-year-old vin tente david montano walked into the movie wearing a surgical mask, as well as two backpacks and a weapon. >> he was armed with a hatchet and armed with a weapon that strongly reassembles a semiautomatic pistol that we know now after examination is an air soft gun. >> he was allegedly armed with pepper spray. >> the gunman apparently unleashed this pepper spry throughout the theater, as additional officers to swat team entered that theater. it was very thick with chemical
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spray. >> officers arrived in minutes and ended the threat. afterwards, they blew up one of his backpacked and found the bomb inside was fake, too. records show he was a diagnosed par road schizophrenic who had been committed four times in the last 11 years. he had been arrested in tennessee for assault and resisting arrest. a 58-year-old man suffered a hatchet wound they describe at superficial and two people needed help after being pepper sprayed by man tan know but none of his victims arrived a trip to the hospital. given that his weapons were fake and he attacked a theater with only seven people in it, there was reports that he didn't really want to kill people.
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>> the first republican presidential debate happens tonight. the top 10 candidates in national polling will square off in the key battleground state of ohio. michael shure is live in cleveland where the debate will take place. we know donald trump will literally be front and center on the debate stage since he is leading in the polls. what can we expect to hear from him tonight, do you think? >> you mentioned donald trump front and center, it's debate show time here. it's not just the politics, it's a little bit about donald trump. what we expect from him is a different donald trump. he always responds when he's attacked but he doesn't necessarily start these fights. we haven't seen him on a stage, but i can expect that donald trump will engage but not go after anyone unless he has is gone after and boy will he let
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it fly. >> let's talk about the topics. what do you think is on tap for tonight? >> you're going to hear about planned parenthood and women's health issues. the way they go after i have the is going to be different. they're going to go after those planned parenthood videos we've seen earlier. they're going to talk about how it needs to be defunded. that's one issue. you also hear immigration is a topic that the republican base wants to hear about. they are by and large, the conservative part of them by and large against any pathway to citizenship. they're probably going to go after jeb bush on an incident like that. they're going to talk about isil as well and how we need to be around. they are certainly going to go after the way the president went about it and also the amount of money being spent on it. >> we know fox news limited very large republican fields here to the top 10 in the polls. what happens to the gop hope was who did not make the cut?
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>> there are those other seven candidates alternately referred to as the kiddy table or happy hour. one thing i'm going to look for there is the news to be made there. they want to get to the adult table, so there's going to be i think a lot to watch in that debate. one of those seven candidates is going to try to stand out and get attention they otherwise would not have gotten on the main stage. it might be everyone is looking for donald trump, but you see that sort of action at the first debate at 5:00. >> thank you. >> president obama is stepping up his efforts to sell the iran nuclear deal. he made his case in a speech. we have more from washington. >> president obama framed the current debate over the iran nuclear agreement as the most significant foreign policy decision sings the 2003 iraq war understand found parallels. >> many of the same people who argued for the war in iraq be
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now making the case against the iran nuclear deal. >> he warned against listening to a drum beat of war. >> it was a mindset characterized by a preference for military action over diplomacy, a mind set that put a premium on u.s. unilateral action over a framework of building international consensus. >> american university in washington was the site of president kennedys 1963 speech, calling for a nuclear test ban treaty with the soviet union. >> john f. kennedy cautioned here more than 50 years ago at this university that my the pursuit of peace is not as dramatic as the pursuit of war. >> president obama hoping to convince members of congress that the deal is the best way to avoid war. >> let's not minutes words.
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the choice we face is ultimately between diplomacy or some form of war, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not three months from now, but soon. >> members of congress continue to voice grave doubts and dissent talks. john mccain and lindsey graham accused the president of blunders in the middle east, saying: the republican controlled house and senate expect to have enough votes to vote down the deal. >> my fellow americans, contact your representatives in congress, remind them of who we are. >> wean as the president made his case to the american people,
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senators drilled into the deal's details with the chief of the international atomic energy agency or iaea in a closed door briefing. >> i would say most members left here with greater concerns about the inspection regime than they came in with. >> congress is now on recess 45 weeks, but there will be no break in the debate over the iran deal. libby casey, al jazeera, washington. >> the president is set to speak later today on the 50t 50th anniversary of the voting rights act. he's called the law one of the crowning achievements of our democracy, but as randall pinkston reports, some states are trying to reverse the legislation at the cost of minority voters. >> 50 years ago, president lyndon baines johnson signed the voting rights act and ordered states to stop discriminating against minority voters. one of the reason was a series of bloody, deadly protests that took place across the south,
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including here in alabama. today, some civil rights advocates say voting rights laws are under attack. >> the events that are going on in north carolina and texas, in georgia and other jurisdictions are a reminder that these struggles are not only the struggles of the civil rights movement. 1960's, but they're contemporary struggles that each generation la to be judge land. the fact is that there are still those who would like to deny the right to vote to certain people. >> i'm in selma, alabama. i'll have details on the challenges to voting rights as the nation observes the anniversary of this historic law. >> you can see randall's full report tonight at 8:00 eastern. >> japan today marks 70 years since the u.s. dropped an atomic bomb on hiroshima. to honor the victims, tens of thousands of people stood in silence for a full minute during a ceremony earlier this morning.
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the bomb killed 140,000 people, the prime minister used the occasion to call on the u.s. and other powers to work harder nor a nuclear-free world. >> we are live in hiroshima this morning. looks like evening there for you, so good evening. what's going on over there right now? >> good evening, tens of thousands have come out oh the peace park to mark 70 years since the atomic bomb dropped on this city. they are taking parts in a tradition to write messages of peace and hope on patchment and then they stand in line. you can see some of that line is passing us now. they stand in line that winds all the way down to the river, which is down behind us, and on that river, they will take these
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pieces of paper to become the covers of land earns on the river to comfort the souls of those who died. >> there were protests today. what were they about? >> >> fro were protests. people from japan and around the world came to call for the elimination of nuclear weapons. one woman traveled from the u.s. this is what she had to say. >> i always wanted to work for peace since i was a young child and so i joined this movement, and i'm helping to spread this peace message from the heart of japan out to the world. all of us here, it's so meaningful to be here on the 70th annersary to share this message of peace, may peace prevail on earth from the heart of hiroshima out to the world and that's why we're here. >> those protests took place here outside the a bomb dome
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behind me. it's a symbolic area. the city has decided to leave this structure standing as a reminder of the devastation caused by the atomic bomb. >> live for us in hiroshima, thank you so much. >> new plane debris has been recovered from reunion island. malaysia's transport minister said it includes a window and aluminum foil, but the minister says he cannot confirm if that belongs to mh370. the country confirmed the wing part that washed up last week on the same island is from the missing plane. >> as the national team of experts have con exclusively confirmed that the debris found on reunion island is indeed from mh370. >> french investigators are still working to confirm that news on their end, as they examine the wing part. >> coming up, an aljazeera
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america exclusive. >> when i mention the name darren wilson, what comes to mind? >> the devil. that comes to mind. >> tony harris sits down with michael brown's mother in a candid and powerful conversation one year after her son was killed. stay with us.
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>> it's been one year since 18-year-old michael brown was shot to death by a white police officers in ferguson.
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tony harris sat down with michael brown's mother as she reflects on the live of her son ant continuing fight to justice. >> i have to be at work at 7:30 or 8:00, so i went to work. >> august 9 began as any other workday. but lunch time, her life would change forever. around noon, she received the first of two phone calls. the first was from a coworker who lived on canfield drive. >> when he called me, he couldn't tell me that that was my son. he was just saying that something happened to somebody and they're laying in the street. when he referred to the somebody, he said this boy. he didn't say a man. he said this man. i instantly felt like this feeling in my chest, and my line
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clicked, and it was my son. when i clicked over, she was crying. she just said -- she called me by my nickname. she said they shot mike brown. when i got there, i saw a hump in the street. probably for the next 72 hours. i said at one spot i moved, but i can't remember. >> how long was your son left to lie in the street? >> over four hours.
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over four hours. over. over. >> you think about that, don't you? you've got to really ask yourself what were they thinking? where was the humanity? >> they treated my son like he had killed somebody. >> did they ever apologize for it to you? >> no. [ gunfire ] >> what was your reaction to members of the ferguson community in response to what happened to your son, taking to the streets, in some cases angry, and in some cases vandalizing your own community? >> my response is as of now,
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today, i could see that happening. i see the hurt. i saw the frustration. i saw the years and years of build-up of the prosecutor not doing his job, of cops coming from hours away where they lived to police a community that they have no understanding. we saw all, it was a cry for help. >> the burning, the looting. >> everything that they thought was just out of the ordinary, it was a cry for help. it was like we had a tsunami. you don't have any understanding what happened, no facts. yeah, that was bound to happen.
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>> have you come to terms with this idea that your son, unarmed, 18 years old is dead, shot and killed by a then police officer? have you been able to wrap your mind aren't that concept? >> no. no. and i can't wrap my mind around it, and they can never get me to understand what happened or how they come up with no indictment and the department of justice didn't see him doing anything wrong in his job. >> what do you think when i mention the name darren wilson? what comes to mind? >> the devil, that comes to mind.
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evil. you know, if -- he is somebody's son, so getting a peek into his life with miss mother is something i would like to know. he hurt my child. he hurt him bad. >> he may be someone's son, but he doesn't think much of your son. >> uh-uh. >> even to this day. >> even to today. how was every raised? >> there was a new interview that i don't even think you're aware of with darren wilson in new yorker magazine. here's what he's saying. do i think about who he was as a person? not really, because it doesn't matter at this point.
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do i think he had the best upbringing? no. not at all. take that in for a second. >> uh-huh. what do you think? just what i said, that he's evil. he's devilish and he didn't have the right upbringing, because those are words you don't use after taking someone's life and you know you had no reason to. you had no reason to do that, what i did last year hurt me really bad, so his words mean nothing to me. >> have you forgiven him? >> never. never. >> why not?
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>> why? he won't even admit what he did this morning. he won't even admit that he had no reason to do what he did. he's cold and a malicious. i'll never forgive him. >> you can see part two of tony's exclusive interview coming up in our 8:00 hour. we'll be right back with more al jazeera morning news.
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>> firefighters have made some progress against the two dozen wildfires in california. the respite came from lower temperatures and higher humidity in the region. thunderstorms with lightning are forecast today. so far, only 20% of the wildfires are under control. at least 140,000-acres of land have burned across the state. >> now to the pacific northwest, water temperatures are rising in the puget sound and scientists are blaming the blob. let's bring in nicole mitchell now for today's environmental report. what exactly is this so-called blob? >> we are not talking about the horror movie. people dealing with it don't like it. it's a large area of water that is actually red in some areas and warmer than normal. the reason this happens is high pressure is sinking air, it tends to warm the air. there was a large area of this over the north pacific, even the
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winter before last started noticing this blob creating warmer temperatures underneath it and it's been migrating down the coast from alaska to mexico, some now getting into the puget sound. it covers 1.8 million acres in washington state, covers the shoreline, more productive than even an ocean for producing plankton, a valuable believe block in our food chain. here's how that water is getting in there. the blob off the coastline is starting to funnel into the sound, and this is a huge economic area for the state. those warmer temperatures here are up to four degrees higher than normal, and so that's having devastating results both to the marine life and threatening human health. it cuts oxygen levels to record lows so it can't sustain marine
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life. here's pictures, we can actually see what it looks like. the warmer temperatures raise marine toxins. the washington department of health has had to cut down on shell fish harvest because they can be impacted by that change and basically become toxic to people. four degrees cooler here or four degrees warmer here, but down the coastline to mexico, in some cases, as much as seven degrees warmer than normal, and you can actually see it. >> eek. all right, nicole mitchell, thank you. >> tonight john stewart shares his last last as the host of the daily show. he started hosting the show 16 years ago. news networks, politicians and billionaires have all been at the center of his jokes. tonight will be an hour long central. the set will go to the museum in washington, d.c., the museum devoted to the news will exhibit the desk, globe and assorted
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props. that's it for us this morning. stephanie sy is back in two minutes with more aljazeera america morning news. have a good day.
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[ gunfire. >> tough questions about mental health services in this country after another movie theater attack. a man wields a hatchet and a pellet gun in tennessee and is killed by police. >> debate day for the top 10 gop presidential contenders squaring off in their first prime time showdown. >> the debris found on reunion
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island is indeed from mh370. >> the announcement is at odds with what the u.s., france and and you say us are saying. >> my son's life and death has a bigger purpose. he was too good for this wicked world. >> an al jazeera exclusive, tony harris' interview with michael brown's mother, one year after he was killed in ferguson. >> good morning, this is aljazeera america, live from new york city, i'm stephanie sy. >> police in nashville are looking into what drove a man carrying a hatchet to attack people inside a movie theater. the suspect, vincente montano had a history of psychological issues. john henry smith is here with
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more. he also had a criminal past? >> he had at least one arrest as well as multiple commitments to mental health facilities in his past. two weeks after the theater shootings in louisiana, montano had moviegoers in tennessee ducking for cover. >> that's the sound of the latest theater shooting suspect being shot dead by police in tennessee. >> it was a lot, a lot of shots. it was coming from outside the theater. >> police began receiving emergency calls just after 1:00 p.m. from the nashville suburb of antioch. witnesses say the 29-year-old walked into a screening of mad max fury road wearing a surgical mask and carrying two backpacks as well as weapons. >> he was armed with a hatchet and with a weapon that strongly reassembles a semiautomatic
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pistol we now know is an air soft gun. >> he was allegedly armed with pepper spray. >> the gunman unleashed this pepper spray throughout the theater. as the swat team entered that theater, it was thick with chemical spray. >> police say officers arrived in minutes and ended the threat. afterwards, they blew up one of his backpacks and found the bomb inside was fake, too, records show he was a tying nodes paranoid schizophrenic who had been committed four times in the last 11 years. he had been arrested in tennessee for assault and resisting arrest. police say a 58-year-old man suffered a hatchet wound they describe at superficial and two people needed help after being pepper sprayed by montano but none of his victims required a trip to the hospital. >> given that his most deadly weapons were in fact fakes and that he attacked a theater room with only seven other people in
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it, there has been speculation that he did not appear to really want to kill anyone, although we do not know his true motives at this time. his mother had reported him missing just two days before the attack. >> voters will get their first chance today to see the presidential candidates this evening. fox news will host the first debate tonight in ohio. that is where michael shure is, live in cleveland this morning. set the stage for us, if you will. >> good morning, stephanie. there are two stages that we have to set, one with the seven candidates who didn't make the main show at 9:00, so 17 republicans are going to debate tonight, talking. it's the first time we'll see donald trump on the political main stage. it's a little ironic that on the last day of john stewart's daily show, it's the first day that we see donald trump, so there's a little bit of kismet going on.
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serious issues will be talked about at both debates. we'll hear about women's issues and certainly in the wake of the news this week, a lot about planned parent hood. >> by holding not just their national convention next jump but first debates tonight in cleveland, the republican party is being anything but cavalier in its effort to win the swing state of ohio next year. >> the party has never won the white house without winning ohio. >> getting up enthusiasm among female voters is a challenge. concern over remarks by jeb bush hasn't helped the gop cause. >> i'm not sure we need a half a billion dollars for women's health issues. >> the bush comments came days after senate republicans failed to get the 60 votes they needed to end federal funding of planned parent hood. the release of votes showing executives talking casually about feet tall tissue donations has created a debate before the debate. >> the abortion issue is a
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big -- there are a lot of demarcation between the parties and the planned parenthood is part of that. >> from the people in cleaved we talked to, it already is. >> as much as i am for freedom issues, my religious rights is with that. >> what about women's health issues? >> it's obviously important to me and other members of my family and also how the health care issues should be covered. >> do you think you'll hear that from republicans tomorrow? >> i have do not. >> why is that? >> i don't think they care. >> this may present an opportunity for the candidates tonight, a chance to stand apart from their opponents with a softer line than that of their party. that's risky. >> if you're a candidate, particularly one regarded as not conservative, do you really want to poke your party in the eye and another issue that they care about?
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>> with carly fiorina not qualifying for the main debate tonight, it has become an issue that there won't be a woman on stage, but women's issues almost certainly will be. >> a lot of the focus is going to be on the candidates and personalities, but there are really important issues that need to be discussed by a party looking for their way to win ohio, and of course to get back the white house. it starts here. >> michael shure for us in cleveland, thank you. >> with the u.s.'s on going war with isil and historic nuclear deal with iran and trade pact under negotiation that could affect american jobs, we may see more of a focus on foreign policy issues. joining us is john hudson, senior reporter for foreign policy magazine. thank you and thanks for your time. if your magazine were holding this debate, list the top issues you think a future president should have to address. >> i mean the main issues that we're going to see talked about are going to be the iran nuclear deal countering the islamic
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state in iraq and syria and those are the key issues that any president is going to grapple with beyond 2016, but you could expect the iran nuclear deal to come up during this debate. >> to that point, a lot has been made of a comment that president obama made yesterday comparing hardliners in congress to hardliners in iran that are against the nuclear deal about that what have the gop candidates said about the iran deal? >> that argument drives republicans crazy, because they don't like to be perceived as warmongers, but that was exactly the difference that the president was raising. republicans have directed this as a false choice but uniformly, the republican party have denounced obama's nuclear deal. the only difference is the type of theatrics and color they've used to convey how much they
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dislike this deal. >> you talk about the perception of warmongering in the republican party. the neoconservatives that dominated the g.w. bush years when the u.s. invaded iraq, how sure influence do they have today? >> they have a huge amount of influence right now. for one, the gop donor class is still very neoconservative and hawkish. you've seen that in rand paul having a difficult time getting fundraising and big megadonors behind them. the mindset and politics of neoconservatism of resurgent right now, it's largely because it sounds very attractive to the party, it's a do something philosophy and it makes any sort of leader leak serious and tough. >> it may also be because of this, according to a few research center surveyed early this year, terrorism ranks as the highest policy priority for the voters that were surveyed.
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how might we see gop candidates address this fear that americans have? >> there's no doubt that the islamic state beheading videos had a huge effect in sort of stirring the american public out of this war weariness that existed and was pervasive in the aftermath of the iraq and afghanistan conflicts. so you will see the republican candidates try to outmacho each other when it comes to talking about very aggressive steps that they would take to counter the islamic state militant group in iraq and syria. >> is foreign policy an area that you can trip a candidate up? i'm recalling the gaps by sarah palin and four years ago, herman cain. >> it's a rich environment for there's candidates to something wrong, miss pronounce the name of a country, spell out some sort of plan that is far detached from reality, and we'll be watching to see if there is a
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gaffe of that manager. there's been a lot of shortage and specifics on these issues. donald trump has said that he has a beautiful plan for defeating isis, but we haven't seen any specifics. the only republican candidate that offered specifics, licensed graham who said he would be up for at least 20,000 combat troops in iraq and syria, he didn't poll enough to make the main debate. >> he'll be in the earlier debate. appreciate your insight, thank you. >> a federal appeals court struck down texas strict voter i.d. law, saying it violates the voting rights act. it was passed in 2011 and requires citizens to show photo i.d.'s before casting ballots. the governor said the state will
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continue to fight to "ensure the integrity of election election." >> president obama has called the legislation one of the crowning achievements of our democracy. it was in tended to ban discriminatory voting practices. the president is expected to address a growing number of state allows like that struck down in texas that put more requirements on voters. they often keep minorities and lower income people from voting. >> a suicide bombs at a mosque in southwestern saudi arabia killed more than a dozen people. the mosque was attacked just a short time ago. the interior ministry says 13 security officers died in the suicide bombing. >> new debris has been recovered from reunion island. malaysia's transport minister said it includes a window and aluminum foil. the minister cannot confirm if that belongs to mh370. officials do say that a wing part discovered last week is likely from the plane. if it is, it is the first sign
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of the doomed flight since it disappeared in march of 2014. as john terrett reports, it's renewing hope that the families of the 239 people onboard will finally have some answers. >> 17 months after it vanished off radar screens, the first piece of malaysia airlines mh370 has been found. authorities said that a wing fragment that washed up on the shores of reunion, a tiny island east of madagascar was confirmed as belonging to the missing aircraft. >> it is with a very heavy heart that i must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the aircraft debris found on reunion island is indeed from mh370. >> hours later, french authorities were more cautious, saying there was strong
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presumptions that the aircraft debris was from the jetliner and boeing confirmed the wing flap was from a 777 but stopped short of making a definitive link to flight mh370. >> it continued its journey for six hours before plummeting into the indian ocean, presumably. the search involved 26 countries, and spanned more than a million nautical square miles. the malaysian government announced the flight's 239 passengers and crew were presumed dead. the announcement sparked fury among family members, demanding answers about loved ones' fates. the first breakthrough came a week ago when the seven-foot wing fragment was found on the
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french island of reunion, some 2300 miles west of the search area of australia across the indian ocean. it was sent to a high tech military laboratory in france for analysis, a piece of luggage found on the island is being examined at the same facility. reunion shoreline is being scoured now and other islands closely watched as the hunt continues for clues in one of the greatest mysteries of aviation history. john terrett, al jazeera. >> taiwan is preparing for the worst today as a typhoon continues its path across the pacific. images show the size. it hit four days ago. residents still have no water or electricity and there are fears taiwan will be hit just as hard. nicole mitchell joins us now with more. >> at one point, this was a super typhoon, making it the strongest tropical system in the world so far this year.
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typhoon and hurricane are the same thing, just in different areas. the system now, south of japan is headed directly toward taiwan. right now, winds of 105 miles per hour is what we would consider a category two storm in our side of the world, but it could regain strength as it heads toward taiwan within the next 24 hours, making that impact, possibly a category four a very strong storm. >> a very populated city there. thank you. >> firefighters have made progress against the two dozen wildfires i understand drought stricken california. the respite came from lower temperatures and higher humidity in the region, but is not expected to last. thunderstorms with lightning are forecast for today, so far, only about 20% of the wildfires are under control. at least 140,000-acres of land have burned across the state. >> on the agenda today, the senate foreign relations committee will review a global report on human trafficking after a reuters investigation
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found the state department watered down rights abuse's, falsely claiming conditions have improved in makes malaysia and . >> commuters in london will face long lines and delays because of a strike that has shut down the tube. >> coming up on al jazeera, part two of tony harris' exclusive interview with the mother of michael brown. >> my struggle is getting justice for michael brown. >> the justice less leaf mcfadden is hoping for. >> remembering hiroshima, 70 years sings the first
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atomic bomb attack.
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>> this sunday marks one year since 18-year-old michael brown was shot and killed by a police officer in ferguson, missouri. a lot of negative things have been said about brown since his death, but with an exclusive
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interview with al jazeera, his mother said none of them are true. she talked about his death and how she and the family are coping with the loss. >> he was never in trouble. he didn't have any enemies. i mean, none of that, none of that. it was just -- i -- definitely there's another part of me not being able to wrap my mind around their day, because he was so loving and care-free, and still just a kid, even though he was 18 and 6'2", he was just a kid, like his mind did not -- hadn't expanded to being a man fully, so he was growing into a man. >> how do you explain the surveillance video in the convenience store and what you saw on a surveillance video.
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how do you explain that? >> what i saw on there was not the full incident of what happened in the store. what i saw was like what darren wilson did in his interview, i saw them building up a wall -- not a wall, i'm sorry, but a story for him to go by. i saw distraction. >> you saw character assassination. >> exactly. they had to do it to build this guy up for the lies he was going to tell. >> do you feel there was a cover up? >> of course. of course. >> who was involved? >> i would say that the government action, obviously. >> the justice department? >> the justice department, the state officials, yeah.
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this was what was right and what was expected and what should have been done here. >> what's your struggle? >> my struggle is getting justice for mike brown. >> the family's filed a lawsuit, civil lawsuit. >> uh-huh. >> what do you hope to gain in that process? >> a trial. him to be brought in to a courtroom. >> you want darren wilson brought into a courtroom and questioned, don't you? >> exactly, in the faces of people like myself, not in his own -- in the cop's area, where you feel
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frees to anything. >> you want to question him. is it about money? >> it's definitely not about money. not about it at all. >> what do we want? justice! when do we want it? now. >> sit down for michael brown! >> there have been black men who have been killed since. something about what happened to your son lit a fuse that started a movement, and that movement continues today. what is it? what is it about what happened to your son that's led to this movement? i wish i could answer that for you. what is it that happened to my son that led to this movement. >> what about that moment? >> it definitely had to be the
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moment, the circumstance, the vague day, the broad daylight, his actions, you know. >> you believe your son died in vain? >> i know he didn't die in vain. my son's life and death has a bigger purpose on it. he was too good for this wicked world, so god picked road for my son. do i like that? do i love that? of course not, but it has given me a voice for him to let people know that we are dealing with some social injustice, it's not fair. it's not right. >> there's a new interim police
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chief now, andre anderson. have you met him yet? >> no. >> do you plan to? >> these days, i don't really plan on too much, so... >> well, he says his first priority is to build trust, to build trust between the police and communities they are policing, they are paid to serve. based on your experience, how difficult a job is that going to be for this new chief, building trust? >> i think it's going to be very challenging for him. he is a black man. we know that, and i think that when they selected him, that had
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a lot to do with it. they think that he can make a conversation easier because he's a black man, but if things like ending racial profiling aren't a part of that conversation, no matter what color you are, if you choose to work there, you're not going to get anywhere. >> are you willing to help this chief meet his top priority? there was a powerful role, it seems to me that you can play here. >> you know, the role that i'm playing now is advocating justice for michael brown. i want justice for my son. i want to see some charges, a conviction and the prosecution, so if the chief, first of all, they have some things that have
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been brought down on them by the department of justice. i think that a lot of people want to see those things corrected and addressed and some change to start there, and we want to see it. we don't just want to hear what's in the plan, what's been talked about. we want to see those things. can i help him with that? not by myself. >> leslie mcfadden is channeling her efforts through the michael odie brown foundation, its signature mission is rainbow of mothers, a system of support for mothers who have lost children through a variety of circumstances, including encounters with police and domestic violence. >> two albuquerque police officers will no longer face involuntary manslaughter charges for shooting and killing a
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homeless camper last year. the officers who are now retired face second degree murder, volunteer manslaughter and aggravated battery charges. the two are on trial for killing a homeless schizophrenic they say threatened police with knives. prosecutors say they unnecessarily escalated the incident. >> signing off, after 16 years, john stewart ends his daily routine. >> we're taking you to the dark side of the moon, a look at this rare celestial event.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. nashville police say the man who attacked a tennessee movie theater had a history of psychological problems. he was carrying a hatchet and pellet gun and sprayed the crowd with pepper spray. officers shot and killed him as he tried to exit. he had been committed four finals for psychotic treatment. three people were injured. >> the top to know gop
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candidates will have their first debate tonight. those who didn't make the cut will have an earlier forum. >> crews found new debris on reunion island. malaysian officials cannot confirm these parts of from mh370. a wing fragment found on the island is said to be from the jet. >> japan marks 70 years since the u.s. dropped an atomic bomb an hiroshima. survivors visited the epicenter of the attack with a ceremony to call for peace and honor victims. the 1945 bomb killed an estimated 140,000 people. more than 40,000 people observed the day in hiroshima. the prime minister used the occasion to call on the u.s. and other powers to work harder for a nuclear-free world. we are live in hiroshima. tell us what it's like to spend the day there.
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is the event still felt by people there? >> it's been a day full of commemorations here in hiroshima continuing into this evening where thousands have come to the hiroshima peace park to float lanterns down the river behind me. this is meant to show honor to the people killed by the atomic bomb. >> for one minute on thursday morning, hiroshima stood still. [ bells chime ] >> with people here and around the world reflecting on the moment 70 years ago that tens of thousands of lives were lost. when the u.s. dropped an atomic bomb on hiroshima, this woman was 13. she survived but her sister and 4-year-old nephew did not. >> they were swollen really twice or three times than the normal body, and all they wanted
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was water. >> since the bombing, japanese families mourned the loss of many others who died from cancer and illnesses linked to the attacks. this history sparked an at any timety nuclear weapons movement that units every year in hiroshima. >> these people have traveled here to mark the anniversary of the atomic bomb dropping on this city. we're going to ask one her goal. >> my wish is that the countries that arm themselves with nuclear weapons will abandon them entirely. >> as the only country that faced a nuclear attack, the prime minister said his country has a duty to push for the elimination of nuclear weapons. >> i am determined to step up efforts in order to realize the world about nuclear weapons. >> japan's ambassador to the u.n. said his country is working hard to make this happen. >> is nuclear disarmament a
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realistic goal? >> we hope so. we believe so. nuclear disarmament has to be pursued in realistic and practical means. it is easy to chant the proliferation of nuclear weapons, meanwhile, it is not as easy in practical terms. >> today more nations have nuclear bombs than ever before and they are getting mr. sophisticated. >> one could kill tens of millions of people. >> outside the ceremony, they marked the moment the bomb dropped here by dropping to the ground to symbolize the deaths caused by nuclear weapons. >> we are standing in a very symbolic area in front of the a bomb dome, left standing as a reminder of the devastation brought by that bomb.
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>> you've been speaking with survivors and a lot of them are probably very old now. what is their main concern there today? >> i have been speaking to survivors and they are getting old, stephanie. their average age is 80 and there are only about 2,000 left between here and nagasaki. their concern is that people will forget the devastation caused by these bombs and there could be another nuclear attack. their training a new generation of story tellers to tell their stories once they no longer can. >> hopefully the word listens. reporting live from hiroshima, thank you. >> we are joined now by the director of policy for the plow shares fund in washington, d.c. good morning to you. john hersey who wrote the act of what happened wrote of people
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vaporized by the bomb. he said only their shadows were left. house that in forming policy today? >> the obama administration is doing what it can to reduce the number of nuclear weapons in the world today and as the president said supports the elimination of nuclear weapons. it's a long way off. it's a tough road. days like today, the 70t 70th anniversary of the dropping of the first bomb remind us however away we are from that goal. the united states and russia, the two largest nuclear weapon states still have thousands of nuclear weapons, so we have a way to go, but the first step is for the public to remember that these weapons are still out there. i think most people don't really realize how many weapons are left in the united states and rush and we need to move towards slowly, steadily, towards their elimination. >> you talk about public perception, and i think it's interesting that a recent pew research center survey finds
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that 56% of americans today believe the use of nuclear weapons in the war on the pacific was justified. what do you make of that? >> i mean, that is the conventional wisdom that came out of world war ii, that the nuclear bomb ended the war and prevented the u.s. from having to send thousands of troops into japan. that was a different day. i think the question for us now is should be nuclear weapons ever be used again. i think the answer is no. i think everyone understands that today, if the united states were to use nuke weapons, it would be disastrous, because nuclear weapons would probably also then be used against us. we're no longer the only nuclear weapons state as we were during world war ii, so it's a very different day -- go ahead. >> for a long time and nine countries have nuke weapons today, for a long time, the idea of mutually assured destruction
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was enough as sort of a stabilizing force to guarantee that nukes wouldn't be used by one country, because it would basically be suicide. is that still a stabilizing force, giving the asymmetrical threat? >> accidents happen, mistakes are made, we've had close calls. we can't assume that nuclear deter rents will remain a stable force. at some point, there's going to be a mistake made, and accidents happen. it's going to take time, but the only reason, purpose for nuclear weapons today is to deter another state with nuclear weapons. if there's no other nuclear weapons out there, there's no reason for the united states to have them, either. that's what we're trying to get to. >> thanks for your insights, tom. >> thank you.
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>> president obama is stepping up his efforts to convince congress and the american people to get behind the iran nuclear deal. he made his case in the speech at american university, saying the choice is between diplomacy and another middle east war. >> it was a mindset characterized by a preference for military action over diplomacy. a mind set that put a premium on unilateral u.s. action over the painstaking work of building international consensus. >> members of congress continue to voice doubts about the deal, senator john mccain responded to obama's speech, accusing the president of repeated blunders in the middle east. >> secretary of state john kerry addressed mounting tensions in the south china sea today in kuala lampur, remarks aimed at his chinese counterpart. >> on the security side, i expressed our serious concerns over the developments in the south china sea, including the massive land reclamation and
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potential militarization of land features. i reiterated america's strong support for tree dom of navigation, over flight and other lawful uses of the sea. >> kerry's still nursing a broken leg. he sentenced his crutches for a contain once owned by president john f kennedy. the family loaned him the heirloom. >> the original suez canal opened 150 years ago linking the mediterranean and red sea, reducing travel time around the horn of africa. these are live pictures you are seeing now. the $8.5 billion expansion project lets bigger ships go through, doubling the number of ship crossings from 40 to 97 per day. >> a family dragged through agonizing heartbreak after learning their teenage daughter
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ran away from home and was sold on line for sex. they are now speaking out about the adult classified website back, they say it should take more responsibility to stop the trafficking of minors. marry snow has more. >> this is such a disturbing story. the woman we interviewed is now 20 years old. she wanted us to protect her identity, so we'll call her natalie. she was 15 when introduced to a man who became her pimp and he featured her in ads on back she is part of a legal battle against the website and her family is fighting to get the website take down. >> gone for 108 days, raped and beaten and trafficked by a 32-year-old man she thought she loved. >> it was maddening. i didn't understand the amount of times that she was sold. i think that was awful to hear,
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15, 20 times a day, and i just couldn't imagine that. i just can't even... >> it was during one of those encounters that natalie was found, her trafficker hat posted an ad of her on back, the second largest classified website. police had answered that ad during one of their frequent stings involving the site. >> i discovered that you could order a child on line like you can order a pizza from dominos, and she was sold there as a weekend special. >> back page says they are actually helping to fight child sex trafficking and work with law enforcement. tonight, we'll hear why they think their escort service section is needed and we'll hear natalee's full story and why are is fighting to get the site shut down. >> how does the site defend itself that is actually aiding in sex trafficking? >> the big part of the defense is a federal law that's nearly
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20 years old, the communications decency act section 230. it protects websites from being liable for third party content. this has been really the heart of the case. back page has won some of the cases, so this is highly contested. >> no matter the content, apparently. is it helping to track down child sex traffickers? >> back said it does refer hundreds of suspected sex trafficking cases involving minors to the national center for missing and exploited children. the group acknowledged that, but they say back page has to do far more and is very critical of this website. >> it's still facilitating these dubious contact. thank you. you can watch the rest of mary's report tonight on "on target" at 10:30 p.m. eastern. >> on the healthbeat, an eighth person died from legionnaire's disease in new
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york city. officials say 97 people are sick. health officials still don't know exactly how the disease is spreading, but think it's from bacteria and mist released from rooftop cooling towers. >> a study said eating spicy foods may help you live longer, finding an association after studying surveys from 500,000 people across china. those who ate spicy food twice a week saw their risk of death drop 10%. seven times a week, their risk went down by 14%. >> a new medical center in new orleans is hailed also the hospital of the future, but it will forever be linked to the past. it was 10 years ago when hurricane katrina forced patients into the streets. later, more than 100 bodies were found in nursing homes and hospitals. this new building promises to be hurricane-proof. >> it's one of the largest and perhaps most invital additions
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to new orleans since hurricane katrina. >> the hospital function business as the only level one trauma center for the region. >> the new billion dollar university medical center is being celebrate at full scale health care finally returning to the city. many in the community hope it will stay true to its mission of caring for all patients, including the poor and uninsured. >> i'm thrilled that we're here, thrilled that we have this here. it's a bit shameful that it's taken 10 years to happen. >> for chief medicalster dr. peter w., opening the doors marking a decade since the storm make it tough not to reflect on that day in 2005. he was trapped in charity hospital when the levees fell and water started rising. >> we moved our patients from the emergency democratic to a second floor auditorium. >> it wasn't long before water knocked out basement generators and the temperature soared above 100 degrees. >> we didn't have power, food,
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water. >> this doctor was in charge of 50 intensive care patients. >> we ran out of sedatives, so many patients that had breathing tubes in were awake and you're squeezing them with a bag. >> while infants and critical patients were airlifted shortly after the storm, for most, it took five days before help arrived. >> we were loading sick patients on, you know, on back boards on air boats. >> while there were few patient deaths at charity hospital during the flood, the outcome was worse at a nearby medical center where at least 20 died and memorial hospital were 30 deaths. 100 people died in new orleans hospitals and nurses homes in the days following katrina. ten years later, this new medical center is seen as a beacon of light, rising out of new orleans darkest hours. it's built using lessons learned
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from the storm. it has windows to withstand pushing force winds and nothing on the bottom floor is essential. the emergency room and generators sit above the katrina flood line. while most agree the new hospital is safer, in order for it to be successful, the doctor says it must focus on its mission and the city must keep health care as a priority. >> we've got a lot of work to do, but we've made great progress in the last 10 years. al jazeera, new orleans. >> >> water temperatures are rising, creating the blob. what is this thing? not the bad horror movie, but just as scary to some people. you have to understand the atmosphere a little bit. high pressure is sinking air, which can cause warming at the surface. there has been a large area of high pressure sitting over the northern part of the pacific, even from the winter before last, they were starting to see
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this condition create warmer waters underneath it and then that blob is actually -- has a reddish color, happen traveling down the pacific coastline, including now getting into puget sound. it covers 1.6 million-acres, has over 2,000 miles of shoreline. it's four times more productive than the ocean for plankton. you look at the map and see where the sound is, it drives $20 billion of economic activity in the state. four degrees higher than normal and devastating impacts to marine life, human health because it dissolves oxygen levels so marine life can't be
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sussustained. the warmer temperatures raise the levels of marine toxins. the department of health have had to close she will fish harvest because that animal can now threaten humans. it has moved as far south as mexico. >> nicole mitchell, thank you. >> never before seen images coming out from nasa this morning, these are pictures of the dark side of the moon, the side that's never visible to earth. a nasa camera on the deep space climate observatory satellite took the pictures. >> lost for 76 years, a new short story from iconic writer f. scott fitzgerald, how it came to light now and what critics have to say about it.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. taking a look at today's other headlines from around the nation. j.p. morgan chase is making it easier to take out mortgages, lowering the minimum credit
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score to 6080 and down payments to 15% on mortgages up to $3 million. >> blue bell is producing ice cream again after being shut down for listeria contamination. tests have come back negative for listeria. another plant has not been cleared yet. no word on when the ice cream will return to shelves. >> bill cosby will be questioned under be oath in october for allegations of a young woman. his deposition in a separate case was settled out of court nine years ago. this is the first time since then that he's been directed to testify under oath. >> the votes are in for who america's want as the new fails of the $10 bill. former first lady eleanor roosevelt came in first with 27%. next, huer yet tubman who came on top. she garnered 17% of the overall vote. third, a native american
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explorer sack. with 13%. the new note will debut in 2020. >> five on five team game, the international, the fifth national, the fifth annual championship of this game. $18 million in prize pool on the line here. this may be a video game, but we're talking about anything but child's play. let's talk with casey, a local news reporter and anchor who has become something of a fixture here. you're the host for t.i.5. what is your role? >> to interview the fans and players and bring the people watching the international on the live screen to feel they're a part of all the action. >> these are professional video
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game players, in some cases making a million dollars a year or more. some of them are going to win more than a million dollars for this week. they are pros. their fans remarkably dedicated and growing. >> by probably every single year, we have more of them. the great part is what used to seem inaccessible, people are understanding i don't need to understand how to play this game to watch the pros do it. it requires strategy, game play with your team and me play hours and hours a day to earn mows millions. >> very dedicated. this arena, key arena sold out in a matter of minutes, 10,000 tickets, 20 million viewers watched the webcast last year, more expected this year. we'll have more on the business tonight. >> the world's best video gamers are gathering in seattle this week for a championship that's anything but child's play. you can see the full report tonight at 8:00. >> also tonight, john stewart says so long to the daily show.
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he took over the comedy central show 16 years ago. he has painted a satirical finger at politicians, world events and news networks. tonight's show will be an hour long special. with him gone, the daily show set will go to a museum in washington. it will get the desk, globe, all the props. the set will join exhibits that trace five centuries of news gathering. >> on the culture beat this morning, a short story from f scott fitzgerald that's been lost for 70 years has resurfaced. it is called temperature. it will be published in the strand magazine. we speak with the manager editor in our first person report. >> f. scott fitzgerald was one of the greatest american writers of the 20th century. he's known for writing "the great gatsby."
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most importantly, he scaup burden a movement. he captured an era, and that was the 1920's. his works still are very relevant today, because a lot of the main characters in his work were people who had struggled to attain wealth and attain materialism. a lot of his caricatures turned out to be flawed. >> he said i could come back if i found $200,000. >> after tonight, i think the price is low, don't you? >> publishing a story titled "temperature" it was hidden in the archives that princeton university's library. fitzgerald wrote this at a very low point in his life. his wife, zelda was committed to san tear yum.
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he was struggling with his finances. he felt he was not an appreciated writer and he saw a lot of authors who he championed had progressed far ahead and were cervixful such asern northwest hemingway while fitzgerald was not doing well at all. his story is thinly auto buying graphickical and a line in the story is describing the man named emmet monson, described as being slender and darkly handsome with the sort of expression that made him say can you manage to smile once more? i think fitzgerald would be in awe of his success today. i think he'd be happy to see his name on the pages of the magazine, as well. >> you can order the magazine at >> coming up from doha, reports from inside saudi arabia on a
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suicide bombing that killed 13 security officers. >> wait, is that a camera? >> at the real issues facing american teens. >> whoa, code red. >> dreaming big. >> i gotta make it happen and i'm gonna make it happen. >> choices made. >> i'm gonna lose anything left that i have of the mexican culture. >> fighting for their future. >> it is imperative that i get into college. it's my last chance to get out of here. >> the incredible journey continues.
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>> hello and welcome dew the al jazeera news hour. these are the world's top news stories coming up in the next 60 minutes. >> a bomb attack on a mosque in saudi arabia killings 13 peel. we'll have the very latest. >> grief and tragedy in iraq, we meet the victims of war in the city of fallujah caught in the crossfire. >> anger in beijing, families of victims question what malaysia airlines says is