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partner in the middle east. closer to 39 billion in saudi arabia imports coming to the united states in 2013. nearly all of those imports are, of course, oil. the same observe let's be frank relations with saudi arabia that the u.s. has with china and iran - now that's third rail. this is al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey in new york. here are today's top stories. caught in a crossfire. syrian rebels facing off against government troops, i.s.i.l., kurdish factions and the russian military. turkish investigators search for evidence to determine who was behind the bombing in the capital. the wrangling in washington offense as republicans try to secure candidate to replace the
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outgoing speaker of the house john boehner. ed. >> people are still dying in the streets, we have to do stuff like this. >> reporter: 20 years after the million man march, how much has changed? what are the challenges that remain good evening, we begin tonight in syria. russia says that it is not intervening in the syrian conflict to save bashar al-assad's regime, tonight there's little doubt about who the beneficiary is. syrian troops launched an offensive behind a series of russian air strikes in the middle of the country, by the day's end the army seized control of villages, and within striking distance of rebel forces. russian attacks did not appear to target positions held by i.s.i.l. the president says his goal was to stable ills the syrian --
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stablilize the syrian government. to help bring about a political compromise to the 4.5-year-old conflict. the russian strategy is counter to that of the white house. president obama insists that vladimir putin is showing weakness, not strength. >> if you think that running your economy into the ground and having to send troops in in order to prop up your only ally, his leadership. we have a different definition of leadership. >> meanwhile, vladimir putin was celebrating a victory. he was in sochi to congratulate the winner of the russian grand prix, and whilst there, vladimir putin and the french defence minister met with officials from saudi arabia, at the unit arab emirates, countries are opponents of syrian president bashar al-assad. after the meeting, the saudi arabia foreign minister says that they share russia's goal of
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preventing terrorists taking control. syrian opposition groups reacted with dismay to developments, as zeina khodr reports from beirut, they feel abandoned by supporters, including the u.s. >> reporter: they are pushing into opposition territory, the syrian army saying forces took ground in the hama countryside. this is the first major coordinated assault by the syrian army and the russian air force intervened. the threat is not from i.s.i.l., but opposition groups. >> rebels are coming under attack from the syrian regime, i.s.i.l., the russian army and the kurds. the russian air strikes are weakening the rebels. opposition is no plonger advancing. they are trying to hang on to territory, especially in aleppo. >> in aleppo, the opposition lost ground to i.s.i.l., whose fighters stormed into the northern countryside and
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captured villages. it was the most significant advance by the armed group in months. the opposition says i.s.i.l. larged the assault while rebel forces were focused on reinforcing their defenses on other front. this is the only road leading to opposition controlled districts, the army and allies within firing range of the road, cutting it off would besiege rebel-held areas in the city. i.s.i.l. is closer than ever to what was once syria's commercial capital. >> reporter: >> translation: syria in general and the people fear they have little help. we need help to stop i.s.i.l.'s advance and russia's strikes. >> reporter: on the ground opposition troops are fighting back, promising that hamas will be the graveyard for invading armies. the government with russian
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backing is determined. it wants to end the presence of opposition. >> before the campaign, the rebels had the upper hand and threatened the government. especially in the province of latakia. the campaign put the rebels on the defensive. they are facing pressure from many fronts, and from many enemies turkey's prime minister met with the opposition leader in the wake of a bombing. they discussed the attack that killed at least 95 people in the capital of ankara. elections are set for next month. rival factions are talking about how to prevent more attacks from rebel groups. as mohammed jamjoom reports, they are in mourning. >> with emotions raw as the day is sad, mourners raged and cried
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in equal measures. >> mothers and aunts unable to believe and unwilling to same time their loved ones were gone. >> about to bury the bodies of those activists who were attacked even as they called for peace. the day after people here in ankara are still stunned. thousands gathered, leftists, unionists and pro-kurdish activists made up most of the crowd, with placards to protest and carnations to commemorate. this man lost his best friend. at first he could barely express himself. >> translation: i just don't know what to say. i have no words. >> reporter: but then he, like others, began to question why this happened. how can anyone carry out this kind of massacre. we advocate peace. who fears peace. if anyone fears anything, it should be war, not peace.
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>> reporter: some are frustrated with the government. frustration that could be heard in chants accusing recep tayyip erdogan of having made the country less safe, especially for members of the kurdish population. >> many at the rally are venting their anger. more are overwhelmed with grief, still shocked at the attacks that happened and fearful that more could happen in the weeks to come. >> dread, they say, won't stop their demand for peace. >> i am afraid, but one thing we know, the more we fear, the situation worsen. today we have to tight if we want to leave a better future for the next generation. >> with parliamentary elections around the corner and a continuing conflict with the armed group p.k.k., more and more say unity is needed, even as political divisions grow
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every day. the pentagon is not confirming an iraqi government claim that it's struck a convoy carrying i.s.i.l. leader abu bakr al-baghdadi. the iraqi air force attacked the convoy near the syrian border. imtiaz tyab has that story from baghdad. >> according to a statement from the iraqi military, i.s.i.l. leader abu bakr al-baghdadi was in a convoy that was targeted in an air strike by the iraqi air force as it was on its way to a meeting of senior i.s.i.l. commanders in the western iraqi town, 5km away from the border with syria. now, in this statement from the military, it said that it would release the names of those killed in that strike. however, it made the point of
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saying it did not know the condition of abu bakr al-baghdadi. now, it needs to be said over the past year there has been several reports which has said that abu bakr al-baghdadi has been seriously wounded in various attacks by the iraqi military. those reports have either been denied by i.s.i.l., or no evidence was presented to prove that abu bakr al-baghdadi was in serious condition or seriously poor health condition. really, it does lend to the mist eeg of a man who rarely is seen in public, a man who, of course, is perhaps the most wanted in the world. a man who also has a $10 million boundary on his head. >> imtiaz tyab reporting. the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing in the heart of the afghan capital. an explosion targeted a convoy of british forces in downtown
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kabul. a car bomb exploded during rush hour, several citizens were injured, including women and children. so far no death has been reported. >> the u.s. is expressing concern about violence between israelis and civilians. john kerry reached out to the israeli prime minister, and the palestinian authority president, trying to restore calm. a wave of violence escalated tensions between groups. mike hanna with more on the growing unrest from west jerusalem. >> it's a first full cabinet meeting in three weeks, and in the intervening time there has been an upsurge in violence in occupied territories and in israel itself. four israelis have been killed in sporadic and random knife attack. in most cases they were shot dead on the scene and a number of demonstrators have been
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killed by israeli forces. the rising fatality figures raise questions by human rights organizations, about the rules of engagement applied by the israeli army and police. >> this is footage of a person attempting to flee after stabbing a young israeli. the israeli civilians shout "shoot him, kill him." and the police opened fire, though there's no apparent immediate threat a similar situation involving a 30-year-olds arab woman, police are shouting at israel "drop the knife, drop the knife", instead of attempting an arrest... ..they open fire at pointblank range. yet in the south an israeli that attacks four palestinians in different locations is not gunned down, but arrested.
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israeli police say responses are determined by the specifics of each incident. facing situations of life threatening situation and say there's no investigations into the police shootings. the major threat at the moment is the lone wolf palestinian, female or male coming inside jerusalem or the old city and continuing the pattern. that's what we are dealing with. coming down as hard as possible. >> the israeli occupying army is subject to military escalations. the palestinian red crescent says 300 palestinians have been shot with live bullets. one was a 13-year-old. in a preliminary investigation, the israeli army says he was mistakenly killed by sniper fire. his mother said the boy was on his way home from school and there was no demonstrations in the area.
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school like the other kids. he finished school and was on his way home. they shot him. there was no demonstrations in the camp. >> reporter: it was confirmed that the boy was killed by a .22 bullet. a weapons israeli military said was nonlethal. one that was responsible for five palestinian death, according to the bethlehem human rights organization. the united nations specified fundamental principles. in terms of firearms used by law enforcement officials . these provide that live fire may only be used when within imminent threat of death or serious injury. in other circumstances, the killings may be regarded as extra judicial. as an occupying force, the israeli army should be subject to the several restrictions in terms of international law. >> reporter: and several human rights organizations argue that the investigation in all shootings must be held. otherwise the israeli government
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could be complicit in death, with no justification with international or israeli law in fact, after a report, a nuclear deal with iran has gendered staunch opposition. today the iranian parliament voted in favor of moving forward with the agreement. the vote came after a heated debate in which one law-maker called the deal a disgrace. it allowed the government to withdraw from the agreement if economic sanctions are not lifted. hours before iran said it conduct a test of a long-range missile system. the launch broadcast on state television. the iran missiles were able to accurately hit targets as far away as israel. officials tried to determine if it violated a ban on iran's
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winnons that could carry a nuclear war head. iran's defense say they don't need permission to improve defenses iran may get another announcement. this one concerning u.n. journalist jason reseighon. a verdict has been reached against "the washington post" reporter. they did not say what it was, but indicated that it was not final and could be appealed. he was the tehran bureau chief when arrested and charged with espionage in july 2014 the chaos among house republicans dominated the discussion on talk shows as they scramble to replace john boehner. attention is shifting to a former vice presidential candidate. we have more on the drama on capitol hill. it's difficult to sort it out, but you did it. >> we do our best. when you are the speaker of the
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hou house, you are second in line to the president. it is a big role and when your caucus is divided and unruly, the glamour and excitement is lost on politicians who might otherwise be natural at it. >> as republicans scramble to find a speaker, a name crops up time and time again. paul ryan from wisconsin, mitt romney's vice presidential candidate who many believe is the only member of the house who can unite the past. >> paul is a committee guys, when they are allowed to work. he's mentally committed to many of the same things we wants. >> many republicans are pushing him to enter the race, so far he's noncommittal saying he's into the running because it requires too much travel and
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fundraising. >> i think i shot one. rinan's name rose to the top of the list after a bombshell that he was dropping out of the race. >> i can't unite everyone, it's better to find someone that can. >> it's not clear if they can live with paul ryan, the chairman saying it will look favourably on him. >> he will be a great messenger. the group will be a favourable. >> others would be in the running. daniel, chairman of the house oversight committee is another front runner. for now, the election for speaker is on ice. john boehner holds the gavel and this week, it's all eyes on pal ryan. >> john boehner hoped to step down by the end of october. as things stand tonight. it's liking likely he may have to stay beyond that point. depending on what he does next,
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and that depends on whether he wants a crack at the president say himself, on his own. >> john boehner said "let me go, let me go." thank you very much coming up in the next hour, a pre view of the first debate of the democratic presidential candidates. what's at stake for the five politicians that will take the stage tuesday night. next - re-reforming the commitment for korea's military might will be a key issue on the table. at the meeting between president obama and south korea's park geun-hye and refugees arriving in europe for the winter
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south korea's president will be in the u.s. to meet with officials and president obama. the two leaders will meet at the white house on friday, discussing a broad range of issues. it's president park geun-hye's second visit to washington. south korea is a major player where strong ties to the u.s. across the border, north korea held a military parade on saturday, marking the 70th anniversary of the ruling workers party. supreme leader kim jong un spoke
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out against u.s. im peerialism, and the military showed off equipment. 150 foreign journalists were invited to cover the event. chinese journalists attended a friendly visit. let's bring in the former ambassador to iraq. the dean of international studies at the university of denver. we appreciate you joining us. both the u.n. and south korean officials say the meeting is meant to send a message of solidarity to north korea. but did china throw a bit of a curve ball by sending someone to the military parade in north korea. is there a meaning to that? >> well, certainly it's complicated. first of all, the u.s. and others have regular meetings, when i was amdas bore in seoul. we had a couple.
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there's not an unusual aspect to the fact that the president is going to washington. the chinese that have been out of sorts, the fact that they sent a delegation to the 70th anniversary is significant. the chinese may have exacted promises from the nooeions that they wouldn't test a miz lyle. it's hard to say. i don't think people in the region saw it as good news. and i am sure the conduct will come up when park geun-hye meets with obama. what else will come up. >> north korea is a hardy perennial. that comes up in the meetings. other issues come up, for example, the trans-pacific partnership. the trade deal, one that the
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south koreans are out of. >> what concerns will they have about it? >> well, they'll have concerns that some of their neighbours are in it. namely japan. and will it affect their exports. it's a dicey time for everyone's exports. and they'll be concerned about what the potential impact of the economy, that the t.p.p. could present. i want to emphasise - the main issue will be north korea, and the delegate manoeuvring that south korea has done with china, they have done a couple of visits, including a visit to the military parade just a couple of months ago. i think there'll be a lot of things in the mix. >> what positioning do you see going on? >> i think the south koreans have a great relationship with the u.s., they want to talk about how they are doing with
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china. president park geun-hye will be interested in how we perceive the chinese situation. china have been difficult to deal with, and to see them taking part in a north korean event is something that would be a fit topic of discussion. i'm sure that will come up. so i think overall the u.s. and has emerged as a good partnership. this is a strong relationship the united states has in the world. i think the president obama will be very interested in park geun-hye's point of view. >> wonderful. ambassador christopher hill, thank you for joining us. appreciate it. >> the united nations refugee agency constructed camps in greece, where refugees are passing through. they warn the winter will bring new challenges. >> we know how to improcess a
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reception center, but impossible a crowd that is moving, country after country after country - during the winter and know and storms, as it might happen in the balkans in the next season. >> one day last january, 29 died after being rescued at sea by a boat not we quipped with blanketed. >> a startling conclusion, two experts weigh in on how a white police officer reacted when confronted by a 12-year-old playing with a toy gun. >> and the minute man march - what changed for better or worse in the last 20 years. >> if you don't have any money, you're finished. >> you get mental scars from this. >> how many kids have they thrown away? >> "faultlines". >> what do we want? >> al jazeera america's hard-hitting... >> today the will be arrested. >> ground-breaking... >> they're firing canisters of gas at us. >> emmy award-winning,
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the family of tamir rice is slamming the results of two independent investigations which say cleveland police officer was reasonable when he shot the 12-year-old african american boy last november. tamir rice's family said the prosecutor has been on a 11-month quest to avoid providing that accountably. alan fisher reports saying prosecutors released the reports in the interests of transparency. >> it was a video that shocked the u.s. and the world.
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a 12-year-old playing with a day gun, missing the orange cap indicating it was a toy. it was enough to care someone to call the police. he said it was probably fake. but that was not passed on to the officer who fired the fatal shots within seconds of arriving on the scene, or his partner. he had no idea the victim was 12 years old. >> anger brought protesters on to the streets. it was seen as another case of cexcessive police violence against the black community. >> i want to thank everyone for supporting my little brother. i don't know why he did that. he was 12. he wanted to play basketball at the nba. local prosecutors commissioned expert reports into the incident. they have been released.
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>> former denver prosecutor wrote: the former fbi agent concluded: tamir rice's family say the report is part of a whitewash. a grand jury in cleveland will shortly decide if the police officer involved will be charged ha. >> the tamir rice shooting has been at the center of a dialogue about the police use of force against black youth and men. a minute march was held in
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washington 20 years ago. diane eastabrook reports on the impact of the original million man march. >> in the two decades since the march on washington, some things have changed for african-americans, for better and for worse. sociologist says the event promoting social and economic reform affected many black men on a personal level. >> you could see it over time, guys responsible with their father, children, more engaged in the community. a lot of people registered to vote african-americans helped to elect the nation's first black president more than a decade after the march. despite that many things have not changed. high unemployment is a problem for african-american men. blacks out number whites and hispanics in prisons and gaols. gangs and gun violence escalated
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in many cities, and police shootings involving black men, like michael brown increased tensions between law enforcement and african-americans. strict land says while the march galvanized the blacks, he didn't think it sparked debate in washington over the best way to help african-american men. >> most of our sprams and initiatives that we create are short lived because they are not well thought out. and the outcomes are more violent than the problem initially. >> in chicago, local programs like becoming a man or bam are trying to make a difference. it offers mentors and sports programs to keep at risk preteen boys off the streets and out of gangs. but coordinators admit that it's harder keeping kids out of trouble. >> kids who are relatively stable and have a good head on
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their shoulders are dealing with neighbourhood problems, dealing with violence in the community and things of that nature. >> reporter: still, strickland and bacon are optimistic, saying a new brand of activism from groups like black lives matter could spark a change that the million man march didn't this weekend nation of islam leader marked the 20th anniversary of the million man march by staking an event in washington. thousands came out for the justice or else march. >> given the problems we have, we wouldn't be here 20 years later. 20 years ago we did not have as much today, have a pronouncement of justice and experience at the hands of the police. it seems that in the past 2-3 years, that's been a mainstay within our psyche.
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>> during the remarks, they praised the black lives matters movement and leaders. >> let's bring in the washington reporter who covered the march. joining us from washington. thank you for your time. we appreciate it. you were there. the theme was justice or else. the people there - what would they say that that means? of course, there was a tonne of conversation about this in advance of the march. you know, many people who had a political opponents from the counter protest movements argued that this was a call for violence, and raised the question of what was that or else mean. most there were insistent that the or else was a way of communicating urgency, the idea of the problems as they relate to justice in terms of police force and the law enforcement and criminal justice system and economic justice, access to jobs and unemployment, and that this is urgent, if black men and
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women are not given access or justice, there'll be a political movement to insist upon that. >> i am sure that when we talk about the news that broke last night about tamir rice, this is probably where the sense of urgency is coming from. think about the irony of this. the same day as the anniversary of the million man march, the report came out saying the shooting of a 12-year-old was considered reasonable. i'm interested in your thoughts, and the response, what it would be. the news came out after the demonstration was over. >> of course, it's a reminder that we don't understand the way the justice system works. one thing that was shocking about the incidents that were the trigger and pressure points for the protest movement and conversation around the value of black life in the justice system has been the point at which the
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system seems to have disappointed people. when george zimmerman was acquitted of murder, and when no charges were brought against the offices, in eric gardener's case in new york, and what we see in tamir rice's case in cleveland, a 12-year-old shot and killed less than a second after the police arrived. it's a disappointment in the system for many activists involved, a reminder that in the cases where they believe, you know, that everyone agrees something should be done, the system is not structured in a way where something is done. what we know is it's almost impossible. unlikely that a police officer will be charged with a crime. the social justice movement is a living, breathing, evolving thing. 28 years ago the million man march was for men. that's why it was called the million han march.
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there were women there, latinos, for example. so the people were there, the other groups. would they say they felt included. they were speaking, they were at the podium, but there were some that were there, that would say they perhaps were not comfortable with all the comments. even though they were there. tell me what you saw and heard there. >> of course, i think you raised two points of the there was an examinational series of speakers. activists, women. however, i talkeded to a lot. many of the young women that have been driving forces in the protest movement. and many of them while they appreciated the solidarity, the march and messaging carried a lot of policing, they were uncomfortable about many of the things said by the speakers. especially as it relates to
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gender and speculation. the idea that we are talking about transgender women, talking about women at the forefront of so much of this. l.g.b.t. issues, wealth, any number of things. the nation of islam and the million man march, has been much more conservative politics. there's a lot of conversation and rhetoric said during the speeches that put a lot of young women in uncomfortable suppositions because they felt with 60% of what was said but disagreed with 30 or 40%. >> like the comment about cooking. [ laughs ] . >> that's right. those things raised eyebrows. >> let's get back to lewis, in fact. he tried to include bringing in the black lives matter movement. you know, transitioning to the
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younger power structure, that's not always an easy thing to do. passing the torch. can you talk about what that has been like to pass on the power to the younger civil rights leaders. >> of course, it's difficult and messy, it's not really a consensus of who was the power. you have people like john lewis and others. who are the top five, six or seven civil rights leaders. >> and so on top of that, it's interesting because there's a lot of disagreement, ideology and tactics so there's questions about how to pass that on. how do you see the older folks bringing the younger into the noeled and do the younger ones want to come in. many of the activists from twitter et cetera declined the speaking opportunities, in part because this was an event. an organization, and while they
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appreciate solidarity, neither did they want to coopt the event or take on the baggage that some leaders have. it's interesting to see, you know, will the civil rights leader step out and allow the rise of the younger folks. that is more likely than a literal passing of a torch from one level of leadership to another. that's characteristic of the movement. always people know martin luther king junior, but there were other people as well. he is one of the less prominent people. i have enjoyed the conversation. thank you for joining us, wes. >> thank you for having me. >> stopping the evolution of super-bugs. california takes a step towards restricting the use of antibiotics on farm animals to prevent you getting more than you need and a puzzle that has professional and amateur
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detectives stumped.
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researchers have been warning us for years about the overuse of antibiotics. the drugs can save lives, but cause bacteria to evolve until they are no longer effective. we explain you may be getting doses of antibiotics and not realise it. >> forming like this long relied
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on routine use of antibiotics to keep animals healthy and make them grow fast. so much so about 70% of antibiotics sold in the united states are used on animals. but the overuse of the drugs on animals is a problem. it can result in so-called super-bugs, strains of drug resistant bacteria that can threaten humans. >> the use of anti-by otition as a growth -- antibiotics as a growth promoter is something we encourage countries to take steps to exit. at the end of the day the antibiotic residual in the meat, in the seafood that you are buying will also, you know, give you, overtime, the problem. >> bacteria like icoili.
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traditionally you would have treated that with antibiotics, causing the cell membrane to rupture. the problem comes when patients don't take the full course or they are of pour quality, giving it a chance to mutate and develop resistance to the drug. if it happens, the drugs don't work. the strain or bacteria can become dominant. >> the law in california aims to prevent the rise of super bogs. from july 1st, 2018, antibiotics will only be allowed to be given to animals for disease presents, and will have to be ordered by a licensed vet. the state department will monitor the sale and use of the drug. >> 2 million in the u.s. are affected. 23,000 die as a result. the problem is a global one, and
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the impact of super-bugs will be felt in developing countries. >> if we don't turn the side on this, in 2050, there'll be 10 million deaths a year, more than die of cancer. that will be in the developing world. india and china will suffer. >> many say the rules like those in california are a necessary first step. they need to be adopted and enforced if they are to be a response to the growing health threat. >> for several years now, a mysterious global group has been posting complicated puzzles to the internet. no one knows who they are, or why they are doing it. the search for answers led john hendren to the illinois institute of technology in chicago. >> it will take a while. >> reporter: this puzzle has the brightest minds in the world perplexed. they are confounded by the puzzle, one of three on the
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internet placed by cicada 3301, a mysterious entity, and second by a baffling question - who is behind it. >> n.s.a. has been speculated. mi6, c.i.a., terrorist groups - al qaeda. another possibility is that it's a big hoax. >> reporter: solving the problems involves an esoteric knowledge of computer coding, programming, history and art, literature as obscure as medieval welsh poetry. at one points contestants to to look of polls. taped to telephone polls in warsaw. it started on january 4th, 2012, when cicada 3301 published a internet puzzle and claimed to recruit intelligent people. this looks like a text message, it contains a hidden message. if you look at the original programming, it contains a
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hidden message. >> there's a message at the end of the file that is ignored by the jpeg viewer. >> reporter: google told them who the fourth emperor of rome was, using four as the key and using it to translate letter, into the 1s and 0s of the the language, they turned gibberish into a web address, the picture of a duck. inside the message another message was hidden, leading them to this page, so on and so on. the fbi is so concerned, they ask this man to see what can be hidden in an audio message. the answer a lot. [ sound ] >> that is a clean windows xp shut down sound. [ sound ] this one sounds identical, but hidden in the programming language is a lecture he gives in class and the audio file is the same size. those that solve the puzzles can join the organization. there has been three puzzles on january 4th, 2012, 2013 and 2014. this year something more
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mysterious happened - nothing. there was no puzzle. they may have gotten tired or maybe whoever was doing it was wiped out by a drone. >> whatever the reason, the programming world will wait and watch next january 4th for a chance to join cicada 3301, whatever that is randall pinkston joins us now with a look at what is coming up for the next hour. >> thank you. well we are going to see the democratic candidates for president together for the first time. we have seen the candidates twice, tuesday night will be the first to see hillary clinton and bernie sanders, martin o'mallee, all together on the same stage. if the vice president decides he is going to run, he would be able to join the group, even at the last minute. >> tonight in the week ahead.
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we'll examine the issues that the candidates will discuss, and how the outcome could affect the race itself. >> what a topic. thank you. >> art in the heart of the slums. coming up, a teacher challenging students to reach new heights of expression. >> yes, you do not have to be a lunatic to enjoy howling at the moon.
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>> protestors are gathering... >> there's an air of tension right now... >> the crowd chanting for democracy... >> this is another significant development... >> we have an exclusive story tonight, and we go live...
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welcome back, let's check in with kevin corriveau, for more on the weather. >> we are looking at better skies across parts of the carolinas, finally we had rain this weekend. that has pushed out into the atlantic, but take a look at aerials that came out of george town county, many are under flood warnings, and they are still in effect for most of the area, anywhere from columbia to charleston to parts of myrtle beach as well. they'll stay in effect indefinitely until the water starts to recede. some of the rivers are seeing minor and major flooding cross them. we expect the rivers to come down as well. i want to take you here to the western side of the state. towards the north-west. look at the rain that came
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through. and then take a look at what happened at the high school, the water, because of the flooding, started coming down. the bleachers and then the field started filling up. one of the problems here was the roadways leading to the stadium, while the leaves covered a lot of drains, it caused a problem on the field. there'll be a major clean-up going on here. it wasn't just rain, it was mud coming into that area. things are cleaning up. we have a change across the northern plains, a cold front coming through, and there's a couple of things happening with the cold front. one. temperatures are worm. omaha, 88. cooler behind. but we are looking at windy conditions and red flag warning in effect for this evening. low humid city. we could see wildfires across the region, tomorrow a different
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story, once the cold front push through, it will be cooler, and we are looking at warm continues to the south-east. back to you. >> thank you very much for millions of poor people in india, artistic endeavours can only be imagined. the struggle to survive leafs no time for creative expression. a teacher in new delhi is changing mind-sets and brightening futures one class at a time. >> every brush stroke is an exercise in perfection. for six years he's been coming to the art school. the facilities are basic to say the least. but exposure to colours and creativities inspired him to pursue a career in art. >> translation: i want to be an art teacher. at the school where i study. there are art teachers, but not at the level where they know everything.
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>> this is the inspirational teacher. she introduced art to hundreds of children. in doing so, dared them to challenge social norms. so for 30 years they taught students from slums how to draw, paint and sculpt. she says she is only hemming them to see beyond the limitations of poverty. art is a gift from god. you don't have to learn it. i don't teach them anything, i nurture what is in their hearts, whatever is inside of them. we don't have a syllabus. >> reporter: it's been hard work to convince people to experiment with art. in this community most worked labour intensive jobs, and art is seen as a frivolous hobby. art can be a springboard to a diverse range of opportunities. often unimagined by children
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that call this area home. >> thanks on a helping hand 14 years ago. he went to college to study fine art. today he's a professional artist who literally draws inspiration from the surroundings. from security checks to modern interpretation to devotion to the three wise monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. they have big dreams. >> there's an artist who is the richest artist in the world. if you become such an artist, why can't i. >> reporter: students approach with a call of reverence. her feedback to enhance confidence in difficult circumstances. this small canvas marks the start of a long and wise journey
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the skies over new mexico were alive with colour. several hundred hot air balloons with pilots from 22 countries took part in the 44th albuquerque international balloon fiesta. more than 100,000 came to this area to watch the event, which began in 1972 with 13 balloons, it's clearly a huge success. in england, more than 400 attempted to set a new world record for howling at the moon. let's listen. they came to the theme park dressed as ware wolves, ready to impersonate the animal and win a spot in the guinness book of records. there was an expert to make sure the crowd stayed authentic. >> you have to throw your head
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up. you have to open your mouth. if you look at the wolf, it makes on o shape. and you have to release the inner wolf. >> did you take note? halloween is around the corner. the howl went on for a minute. and the current record set by 296 college students in minnesota. interesting crowd there. i'm richelle carey in new york. the news continues with randall pinkston. >> this is al jazeera america, i'm randall pinkston in new york with a look at the top stories. the latest round of violence twine israelis and palestinians extend. iran delivers a verdict in the case of jason reseighon, and the rankling in washington continues as republicans try to secure a candidate to


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