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>> i feel like we're making an impact. >> awesome! >> techknow - where technology meets humanity. . >> this is al jazeera america - i'm richelle carey in new york. here are today's top stories explosions tear through a peace rally in turkey, killing nearly 100 people, in what the turkish government is calling a terrorist attack. >> safety in the skies over syria as both sides continue to
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conduct air strikes. marking the millionth anniversary of the millionaire march. thousands call for changes to police practices. in the wake-up several college shootings, critics speak out about a law allowing people to carry consumed weapons starting this year the u.s. condemned this morning's suicide bombings in turkey. people attended a pro-kurdish and pro-opposition peace rally when two bombs went off. 95 were killed, 246 wounded. it happened outside a train station in ankara. this is a third attack against meetings in four months. turkish government officials called it a terror attack.
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al jazeera has the latest from the turkish capital. >> reporter: calls for peace drowned by the sounds of explosio explosions. this was the moment targetting a peace rally in ankara. this was the scene outside the main train station after. dozens of people were reported to have been killed significantly, the final death toll, however, is still unclear. hundreds of turks had gathered to participate in what was called a peace rally. it was organized by trade unions and other groups calling for a resumption in peace talks between the governments and the armed kurdish separatist group, the p.k.k. the security situation in turkey became volatile in recent months. the peace process between the government and the p.k.k. collapsed. p.k.k. killed more than 40 soldiers in recent months, and
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the turkish army conducted several air strikes against fighters. turks are scheduled to vote in parliamentary elections in a few weeks. the economy in party politics may have topped the agenda in the last election. now it seems security, or the lack of it is a concern for many yesterday condolence victims of a doctors without borders will receive compensation payments. department of defense will make the payments to civilians injured in the air strike and families killed. under the afghanistan programme, the government will pay for repairing the hospital building. doctors without borders called last saturday's bombing a war crime and demanded an independent investigation into how it happened. >> u.s. military officials are holding a secure video conference with the russian counterpart to discuss air safety over syria.
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both countries carried out air strikes in for of opposite sides in syrian's war. pentagon's spokesman reported the content saying: russian military say their air strikes helped government forces to seize a town in central syria, and is the first major air and ground defense reported since the campaign in syria. the planes flew 64 missions in the past 24 hours, hitting targets in aleppo and idlib. u.s. officials say they are targetting u.s.-funded areas outside the stronghold. russia remained one of bashar al-assad's staunchest supporters. al jazeera's patricia sabga takes a look at that relationship. >> reporter: missiles launched
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from the caspian sea, bound for targeted in syria. the newest dimension in moscow's operation, a campaign bolstering the regime, and reinforces moscow's only foothold in the middle east. it's the kremlin's latest move in a broader came of geopolitical chess. >> from the russian point of view, they don't care about syria. on balance, if they thought it was a good enough deal, they'd be happy to jet son him. >> reporter: mark heads the initiative for the study of emergency threats. >> at the moment it's about the relationship with the west, and at the moment. >> efforts to broker is peace deal in ukraine ground to a standstill. sanctions over the annexation of crimea and support of
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pro-russian separatists pummelled russia said economy, at a time when crisis for export of oil has more than halved. the dowelling below drew the ruble down. an attempt to squeeze ordinary russians struggling to cope with inflation. a poll suggests 24% of russians listed improved quality of life as vladimir putin's main achievement. down from 43% in 2009. but a face-saving excerpt from sanctions has proved elusive from sanctions. >> generally speaking, i was there for much of the summer. the west feels they are not given off-ramps. they want them to surrender. the double down in syria is not without risk.
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with the u.s. refusing to cooperate militarily, a roll back on sanctions could be many chess moves away an army officer is recommending no gaol time for a sergeant captured by the taliban after deserting its post in taliban. sergeant bow darl's attorney suggests that bergdahl face a lower time. he was charged with desertion and misbehaviour. if convicted he could face life in prison. secretary of state john kerry called israeli and palestinian leaders to express concern over escalating violence. four palestinians have been killed, and five injured in another day of attacks across israel. two teenagers were among the dead. israeli military arrested five
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palestinians who breached. heavily guarded border with gaza. mike hanna has the latest from west jerusalem. >> protesters gathered near the city of rammed adda in the -- ramada in the west bank. they are dispersed by rubber bullets. demonstrators would retreat under fire and advance under a volley of stone. in the village near hebron, a strong display of unity in the face of ongoing occupation. flags of all political factions waved during the funeral of 17-year-old who was shot dead after stabbing a soldiers earlier this week. >> two more in a series of knife attacks, both at a site of east
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jerusalem. in each case the attackers were shot dead on the scene. an israeli policeman was wounded by the gunfire of officers. for a second day in a row the israeli army opened fire. a number of fatalities were reported. among them this 15-year-old and this 13-year-old. the israeli prime minister will hold a meeting of the full cabinet on sunday. the first since 20 september, because of binyamin netanyahu's visit to the united states and an intervening jewish holiday. there'll be much to discuss in terms of the mounting crisis of recent weeks. and of particular concern for the binyamin netanyahu government, rising anger among israel's palestinian citizens, who comprise a fifth of the population. this video of a woman holding a
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knife shot at point blank range. demonstrations in many parts of israel, confirmation that the binyamin netanyahu government is facing deep opposition in the country, as well as in the occupied territory north korea celebrated ruling party 70th birthday with a spectacular military parade and harsh words directed at the united states. north korean leader kim jong un said its country was capable of fighting any kind of war provoked by the u.s. tens of thousands of troops marched to the capital, followed by waves of tanks and missiles. in washington they believe north korea had the capability to monitor the weapons.
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china started operating a lighthouse on a disputed island it claims in the south china sea. they say it will address a shortage, but the tweeted islands in are claimed by -- but the disputed islands in are also claimed by others. >> china warned the u.s. not to it's the 20th anniversary of the million man march, calling for changes and policing in black communities. courtney kealy has that story. >> those that cried for justice, no cry is greater than those who have suffered the most. >> reporter: nationle islam leader praised the protesters behind black lives matter at the justice rally in washington d.c.
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. >> these are not just young people who happen to wake up one morning. ferguson ignited it all. >> crowds gathered at the u.s. capital, spreading down the plal to commemorate the -- mall to commemorate the 20 man march. >> all the brothers and sisters that laid in the streets, all the brothers and sisters that challenged the tanks, we are honoured that you have come to the represent our struggle. >> listeners were told that participating without affecting change in the black community is vanity. >> i live in a society where i think it's important for him to know, and to be part of the movement. so the rules that he can live
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by, he can say he was a part of the movement. >> in 1995. women, whites and other ethnic minorities were not invited to the march, but organizers welcomed everyone. the original march of man in 1995, during a crowd of 400,000 washington d.c. according to the national park service. they pledged to improve their lives and their communities. president obama attended 20 years ago, but was in california this time. >> two decades later black americans have problems with unemployment. in 1995, the unemployment rate for african-american men was 8.1% according to the bureau of labour statistics. last month it was 8.9%. issues remain. families asked the marchers to not be silent about their deaths. >> we want justice. attention has been focused on
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the unarmed black men. sandra bland reportedly hanged herself after being arrested at a traffic stop. her family disputes the findings. >> funerals were held for three victims of the shooting. the nation reels from a series of shootings. we'll look at the controversy allowing students to carry concealed weapons. more than 100 take to the streets of berlin to protest a trades deal. this as president obama tries to sell the american people on a different trade deal with asia. >> a deeper look between the line. a controversy on how school textbooks white wash sensitive issues history.
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funerals were held today for the three victims in the oregon college shooting. lucas, quinn and another are laid to rest. all of them 18 years old. they are among nine killed. a gunman stormed their class. nine others were wounded in the
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attack. a homeless shelter near the shooting scene is struggling. al jazeera's allen schauffler has that story from roseburg. >> welcome to the house of bethlehem. this is a shelter for teenagers, homeless teenagers in the city of roseburg, the only one of its kind. we have been talking about the widening impacts of the shootings at the community college, and how many people in the town of 21,000 have been affected. >> here is an example of the impact. this organization was scheduled to have a main fundraiser at the college on the weekend after the shootings. that has to be cancelled, and now they are out a considerable amount of expenses and they haven't generated the $30,000. about a 10th of an annual operating budget. a significant hit. there's more, a personal
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connection as we find so often in the city and with this case. the pastor describes a former resident here, who was in that classroom when the shooting started. >> matthew was one of the young men in the classroom, the killer said "i'm not going to kill you today, i want you to hand the police an envelope." he said "go to the back of the room and watch." and he did. he stood as still as he could to not draw attention to himself as he witnessed the execution of his classmates. that was his first semester of college. he graduated from high school. went to college. that was his first week of school. >> this is a place that is very important to a lot of people. more than 40 residents are served now. up to 60 can be supported through the difficult winter months. it's not practical to reschedule the fund-raiser.
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the pastor set up a go fund me account. donations are coming in, and they'll be matched on a 2-1 basis. we have an example of the impact of the shooting on campus of the people in the community, and an example of what we see all week long from people in the area, they want to help and contribute to find some way to help this city and community heal gun right supporters say shootings like the one in oregon would be less likely if students carry guns. texas is about to test that theory. college students will be allowed to carry guns. al jazeera's correspondent reports. >> reporter: starting next year, if you want to carry a concealed handgun to college and texas, you can. not everyone is happy about it. >> there are people at individual colleges and schools across texas that are for campus
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carry. every campus and school is different. >> at austin, i don't think it should be allowed. >> this year they passed a law. now the university of texas is figuring out how to comply with the war. >> the chancellor felt it best not to allow concealed carry, i agreed with him. the law has been passed. our job is to comply with the law. to make our campus us as safe as we can. >> that means coming up with reasonable rules and regulations. like no guns in medical facilities, no guns in daycare centers and no guns in lab. nothing has been settled yet. a work group is expected to make the recommendations. >> guns trigger emotional reactions among people. last thursday's shooting in oregon certainly heightened and intensified people's fears.
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and with good reason steve good is in charge of creating the gun-free zones at ut, and says it may not be as big an issue as some think. to get a concealed carry licence, you have to be 21. >> half of our students fall within the age demographic. we anticipate fewer than 1% of students on campus will have concealed carry licences, much less will carry their handguns if they have a licence on premises. >> that could mean 500 students in a population of 52,000. i don't think ut would become the wild west. she said the new law was a smart decision. it is about a decision in the pest interests of their safety. and being able to sponsor
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self-defence. >> reporter: jordan, against students with guns on campus disagrees. >> this is not going to make us safe. despite the rhetoric that adding guns to a situation, to a university campus would keep people safe, whether it's young women walking home from class by themselves, or in the case of an active shooter or walking through campus from work to home to class, adding more firearms to the situation does not do anything to protect the safety. >> for nearly 20 years students carry onsealed weapons on campus, but not in buildings. the new law does not allow for open carry. that has not left much of the student body happy. >> it's a funny situation. it feels like it's a decision made for us, when we were against it. it was phrase said as in is to protect -- phrased as this is to predict you. even though the chancellor was vocally against it, then president powers was against it.
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it was a decision made not with our voices in mind joining us now is a professor of the economics at the university of texas at austin. >> thank you so much for your time. you submitted your letter of resignation this past week. you made it clear that you felt unsafe with the university's decision to expand the policy, to bring a concealed weapon on campus. you made it clear that you have been feeling this way for a long time. why are you making a decision to leave now? >> couple of reasons. first of all, this law only was passed in, i think, late may. it was discussed most of the year. it goes in effect a year from now. second i'm 72, i have a lot of opportunities, and the increased risk that this law poses of having a student in the
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classroom and in my office with a gun, getting upset, given the number of students i teach is not worth it. critics say the policy applies to people that are 21 years old and older. so i don't know, what does that mean for the students that you deal with? >> i deal with 18-year-olds, many of them. probably 400. we see each year those that are 21 or older. oftentimes those are some of the most happy people. my concern is i'll get people in my office that are unhappy about a grade on a mid term. a lot get agitated. i worry if guns are in their pocket legally or illegal legally, and they are allowed to bring them into blocks, they may get upset and pull a gun on me. >> do you feel you have an
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adequate amount of support for your position? good grief, yes. i have gotten huge numbers of not anonymous, but emails from people i don't know. four to one in favour of it, regarding that they are glad to see me go. i teach a noncontroversial course. over the years it's been well received, and i have substantial university wide teaching rewards. i'm unhappy to leave because the students at the school are terrific, the policies are, i think, ridiculous. this does not help the university of texas, this policy. >> do you think it will hinder recruiting in any way. >> it will hinder recruiting of faculty. they want to hire people with a lot of alternatives. ask yourself. if you have a number of equal alternatives, and one poses a risk. you'll not take that risk and go elsewhere. i had an email from a mother in
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connect who said her daughter had been thinking of going in, and was pushing it. when she read about the policy, she said it's not safe, the daughter has a lot of sources. they will lose students and faculty. a kind that will improve the situation. what is depressing is it happens so frequently now that we are getting immune to it, it doesn't affect us. i think obama hit the nail on the head a week or so ago. it was something they were trying to live with, and shouldn't have to be that way. >> what would you say to critics who say if people were armed on campus, they wouldn't be able to neutralize the situation. >> two things on that. would they have drawn fast enough. secondly, would they be in the position of killing someone, or randomly shooting at a gunman.
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i don't want myself put into that position by someone that says i should arm myself. it's not fair to me. it's an impingement upon my freedom. >> thank you: >> president obama targeted a peace rally in the capital killing 90 people. we'll have a report with the latest on the situation. the government response. rising security fears. and new regulations to protect the wildlife could put an end to cultures and traditions in that region.
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president obama expressed condolences to turkey over the suicide bombing in the capital ankara. at least 95 were killed, 246 wounded. it's happening outside a train station. they have been attended a peace rally, organized by pro-kurdish and pro-opposition groups. al jazeera's mohammed jamjoom is there and joins us. this is the third attack on a pro-kurdish event in four months. i know you spoke to activists at the rally. how concerned are they that something like this will happen
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again? >> they are very concerned. i spoke to an activist who is here when the blasts occurred today. he said that he believed that the rallies will continue, but he believes they'll continue to also be targeted. he said that many of the activists out here earlier today had been concerned that they may be targeted. as you mentioned, this is the third such rally that has been targeted, attacked since june. and july was a very large suicide blast that happened on turkey's border on syria. we were there in the aftermath of that blast. in that attack, also pro-kurdish activists and kurdish activists targeted again today that happened in ankara in the capital. because in is happening at a time of heightened security, and the security situations questioned across turkey, now you have many of the people you
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hear today and many that plan to attend other rallies who are concerned that these types of attack may continue to happen in the weeks ahead. >> the turkish government is calling for unity. obviously this is a difficult time. how realistic is it that there'll be unity as the tensions are obviously increasing. how can there be unity in the predomina predominantly kurdish areas. how did they get so bad? >> it will be tough. not only across the political spectrum at a time a few weeks from now when you have snap parliamentary elections, that is causing tensions in the political area of turkey, at a time of mounting violence, especially as you mentioned in the south-east part of turkey, what happened, after the blast that we spoke about, that happened in turkey on the border
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with syria in july, you have the turkish government go after the p.k.k., which is the outlying kurdistan workers party, considered a terrorist organization here. you have an aerial bombardment of p.k.k. targets in northernle iraq and other parts of turkey, and had the p.k.k. hit back. they have killed dozens of turkish security forces in the past few months, especially in the south-east. that caused tensions. it's underscoring how tenuous the security situation remains in turkey, at a time when the election will happen. a lot of concern and worry that unity is not something that can be maintained. >> that report live from turkey. we are joined allowyy lieu -- louie fisher. president obama is calling it a
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terrorist attack. the pro-kurdish port is blaming the state. is there a clear indication of who would have done something like this. >> thank you for having me. >> awful. >> 95 killed, and sadly it was not a surprise. the scope of it was. there has been two attacks, two bombing attacks on supporters, and there has been many attacks on the election officers, burnt to the ground with no police intervention, including human rights violation against a civil population in the war with the p.k.k. we have a dark period, i would say in turkish history, and we know in the midst of election campaigns, we can snap elections coming up. this is a crucial type of. yes, of course, we'll call this a terrorist attack, and we have to assume this is a terrorist attack. the htp is saying it was state motivated. we have to, at the same time, point out that with the media
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clampdown and the ban on talking about the attack. this encourages other people to think about other possible options of state, if the state was involved in this. meaning, if you have yesterday, for example, today's editor was arrested for assaulting the president. if we put in the context of this, and six or seven channels taking off capable programs, we see that it's a picture, not one that turkey could imagine, i think, about two or three years ago. let me point out that the major opposition had people killed today in the protest. the head of the atp, the head of the c.h.p., and starting
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tomorrow there'll be protests, funerals throughout the country. together, with the funerals, recently of the numerous army and police officers that have been killed by p.k.k. attacks. but we have a tense situation in turkey. it's not good at all. in the end the government needs to take responsibility. >> what will the environment be like, between now and the elections, particularly speaking of security. what can you expect the government to do to keep people safe between now and elections. >> we have seen this they are not able to keep people safe. when the election officers were attacked and burnt down, there was no state intervention. the opposite has been done. the prime minister and the president sat on a campaign of demilitarization of the party in order to get the votes back. >> i think we shouldn't expect
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something of this scope to happen. >> will there be rallies will people be scared. >> somewhere in there mind they'll visit a peace rally. i have to say i, myself, was a bit nervous, we had the two bombings ahead of that. we had the young socialist. a suicide bomber, and the day before, two days before there was an election rally where two people were killed. the people that are going to this, they in their minds had a sense of fear, and they are defiant to show the turkish democratic system will work, and will be part of the parliamentary system. >> thank you for joining us, we appreciate it very much 150,000 people took to the streets in germany to protest a trade agreement.
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the trans-pacific partnership creating a large trade zone comprising 12 countries acting to 40% of the world said trade economy. jonah hull reports. >> reporter: it may sound dull, but if you live in europe or the united states you ought to know about the transatlanic trade and investment party nership. an agreement -- partnership, an agreement negotiated behind closed doors, aiming to harmonise trade atlantic rules and standards. here in berlin tens of thousands are out on street because they think it's a bad idea. they are wary of what one campaigner called an all-out assault on society by transnational companies. >> when it's concluded next year. t tip will create the world's largest free agent zone. a market of 800 million people that could at 100 billion to economic output on both sides of
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the atlantic. in practice, it could effect everything from jobs to your income, health care to the food you eat. and there are many critics. >> i'm not sure if it will happen all that quickly, that my urgent advice to everyone who wants rules for globalization is you can't be nervous when it comes to negotiating with the mothland of globalisation. as a european, you must consciously engage with the issue. >> we fear that the social standards, especially the standards for workers, will decrease. we like how it's undermining the democracy and getting power to the big companies. >> you don't believe what the government tells you - are they telling you anything. >> they don't tell us something. so far what has been leaked is really bad. >> they argue that parity, all that will be achieved is
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mediocrity. on this side of the atlantic, eroding the laws, while on the other side weakening traditional stiffer financial regulations in the u.s. the winners, they say, big business. >> and that is not all. controversialry, t tip is negotiated in secret. a trojan horse driven into the heart of economies and lives. no one knows what is inside. >> meanwhile, president obama is defending the transpacific partnership. obama argues the trade zone will make it easier for businesses to sell their products overseas. 95% of the world's consumers live outside the borders, they want to guy american products, they want our cars, music and food. if american businesses can sell more in those markets, they can expand and support the jobs at
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home. >> opponents of the deal, ranging from labour and environmental groups argue that it will kill american jobs. >> a governor tells people to stay off the roads after a round of rain. the precautions the state is it taking after the worst flooding history an anti-muslim protest at mosques and community centers across the countries. in one city they were met with more pro-muslim protesters. >> if they get a little dirty, so what. >> we have shackles, we have a spit bag. >> they're still having nightmares. >> if you can't straighten out your kids... >> they're mine. >> this is the true definition of tough love.
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in response to today's nation of islam rally in washington d.c., celebrating the 20th anniversary of the million man march, an anti-muslim group urged supporters to stage rallies to protest the islamization of america. >> reporter: they call themselves the global rally for humanity. an innocuous sounding term for a hate crew that posts images on their facebook page. urging anti-islam rallies to be side. staged. one group followed the call. organizers say they were associated with oath keepers, a
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militia group gaining prominence during the ferguson, missouri protest. volunteer members, armed with semiautomatic rifles, patrolled the streets. they wanted to protest in front of the islamic center of america, a large mosque. they couldn't get permits in time. they settled for michigan avenue, near the new city hall. >> on friday the mayor published an open letter to the community, urging citizen not to participate. and wrote: [ chanting ] >> reporter: in the end the community listened, despite a call for action. only about 12 anti-muslim protesters showed up. >> there may not be a lot of people here, but we are many.
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>> marchia came to protest migrants allowing refugees into the u.s. >> 97% of people let in as refugees are muslim. 3% are christian. >> reporter: will you let the 3% in? >> absolutely, they are being persecuted. their heads are being cut off. >> reporter: protestors were outnumbered. there was. -- much bluster in advance of the event. things could have been worse. in may, anti-muslim protesters surrounded a mosque in phoenix, spewing hate and intimidating more. afterwards, christian and jewish religious leaders gathered to promote religious tolerance and understanding. a message that officials welcome. >> after the anti-islam rally, deer born's police chief was
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proud that residents stayed away. most of the protesters were from out of town. >> more than 600 protesters clash in the streets of bendigo australia over a proposal to build a mosque in that city the opponents to the mosque were confronted by demonstrators, a public debate has been drawing around the country, following the killing of a teenager who shot and killed a police officer. >> faith is and must be a positive force in the community, serve to promote cohesion, respect and compassion. extremism destroys the virtue of faith in the community. individual muslims this preach hatred of others, christians, jews and others, threaten to undermine prosperity and security. >> the prime minister is
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planning to hold a meeting next week aimed at countering the wave of extremism. >> a slow-moving low-pressure system that brought more rain to flood-ravaged south carolina is wrapping up. totals are expected to be between one and 3 inches, 3500 national guards men are expected out. another 500 due to arrive from north carolina. the death toll in the floods increased to 19. >> the challenges are revealing about the true heart and soul. this is south carolina showing what her heart and sole looks like through her people. i want to remind all of you that as we are going through this, and as the days got long, we will get through this. >> the governor announced that the closure has been expanded to 95 miles, the i-95 corridor is crucial to commerce along the
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east coast. kevin corriveau is here with more. >> we didn't need the more rain that came, starting last night. we thought we'd get a bigger break last monday. take a look at the satellite. you can see across the united states there's two places where it's raining, up here to the north-west and down here in the carolina. take a closer look. the area of low pressure that we are talking about, you can see that circumstance u lights that has been -- circulation that has been pushing through georgia, produced rain across the region, particularly the western part of columbia and the. and we have seen between 1-3 inches of rain just in the last 24 hours: we do think that later in the evening. they will be watching and flash flood warnings are, in effect,
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because of that heavy rain. there are four counties, as well as flood warnings to the south. those flood warnings are associated with rivers. we are talking about the river, that are still in major flood warning across the area. the amount of rain we expect to see may be up to an inch. >> thank you very much. randall pinkston is here with a look at what it coming up in the next hour. >> we expect more information on the tragedy in turkey, where 100 were killed when two bombs exploded. north korea's annual display of the military might, the country is celebrating the ruling party, bringing with it harsh words for the united states. plus, history books that call african workers instead of slaves. we take a look at what is
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labelled the whitewashing of american history. all that and more ahead. >> something to look forward to. >> an endorphin release is not the only thing killing a runners passion. a high is connected to that of a person smoking marijuana. >> plus the new regulation limiting the air bot tradition in the everglades. some say it's ruining the cultural history of that region. keep it here.
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. >> whole foods is recalling a specific type of cheese after the fta found a sample of listeria in an uncut wheel. symptoms include fever, headache, nausea and diarrhoea. so far no illnesses have been reported. >> new research suggests the rush people get from running may be similar to other highs. the one that comes from using marijuana.
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yes, according to researchers in germany, runners' high related to increased indoor fins, may be the -- endorphins, may be due to endo-canna boids - yes, they may be responsible for making a runner's high closer to the ones from cannabis. the federal government is about to outlaw private air boats in florida's iconic everglades national park. the move to protect the environment may mean the end of a way of life. robert ray reports. >> reporter: everglades national park in florida is the largest sub tropical wilderness in the gates. there's alligators in every direction, birds on the hunt and lots of tourists snapping photos of the vast marsh. it's also home to a unique community of locals known simply as the glaits men -- gladesmen. a community in danger of
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extingts because of new -- extinction because of new federal regulations that will ban the air boats used for transportation and to make a living. >> frogs, stuff of that nature - all that culture will disappear in the area, it will be gone. >> reporter: the federal government is concerned about pollution and preservation in the everglades. >> it has to do with impacts to wildlife, to the quality of the visitor experience, so the noise, the pollution, the impacts ever a loud vessel affects the animal's behaviour, and function in a natural setting. [ singing ] the gladesman culture is so distinct that there was a tv show about them in the 1960s. jessie cannon worked on the show. he's 70 years old, a man born and raised in the marshes. his family has been guiding tourists through the lush
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pathways of the everglades since the 1940s. >> it's not fair because it's a part of the everglades that has been here forever. gladesmen used it, and taking care of it as much as possible. they've been custodians of it. >> for more than 20 years, an area of the everglades, known as the eastern extension, has been the only place where air boat operators have been allowed to give tours. since mechanized strikeses and hunters have been banned since 1934, the year it was designated as the national park. in 1989 congress ordered the park service to come up with a comprehensive management plan, now it is ready to be implemented, meaning the end of private airboating, except a handful of captains that can prove they used the air in 1989. they'll be given non-transferrable permits. >> the everglades is 1.5 million acres in eyes.
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-- in size. if we go back to 1989 private owners were allowed to go on 109,000 of those acres. today under the act, they'll be limited to 25,000 of them. when we talked to the national park services they talked about systems that they'd put into place. are you concerned about the systems, affecting their business and livelihood. >> it will be an affect on the business. now they'll be working, i'll be working for the federal government. i'll be working for them instead of for myself. >> the new management plan goes in effect in the coming weeks. part of that they havele rules by the park service. >> we'll abide by the rules. that's all we'll be allowed to run. now i can run as many as will
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show up. clearly there'll be back and forth about what is allowed, what is not, and how d will be enforced. it's a small detail. there'll be a could outcome on the business side of things, more than 100 meetings. talking about how to use the parks. they want a quieter park. they'd like to be the custodians as they have been. but don't see it happening. they drive through the everglades and realise how expansive it is. how much wildlife and culture. the family has been in this for a long time. >> reporter: you have to be concerned about the fact that that culture, the gladesmen will go away. >> it will disappear. eventually, there'll be no gladesmen, no private individuals living off or surviving in the blades. raising families in the glades. this culture will disappear.
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>> it's beautiful. i'm richelle carey in new york. the news continues now with randall pinkston. >> this is al jazeera america, i'm randall pinkston in new york with a look at the top stories. a peace rally turns deadly in turkey, about 100 killed when two bombs explode outside a train station plus a colourful display of military might highlights the 70th anniversary of north korea's military foundation with a message of defines to the u.s. another anniversary. this one lasting 20 years since the million man march to the lincoln memorial. and a history book describes african workers as workers instead of slaves. a whitewashing of history. we take a look at the politics


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