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time. thank you very much, we'll see you next time. >> resolution received 15 votes in favor. so the draft resolution has been adopted unanimously, diplomacy can be so powerful it can peacefully defuse to worst weapons of war. >> the chair will receive a message. >> on the verge of a government shut down, congress gets ready for a long weekend as the president tells lawmakers to get
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down to business. >> while there will surely be important obstacles to moving forward and success is by no means guaranteed, i believe we can reach a comprehensive solution. >> iran and the u.s. make history again this week, as president obama surprises iran's leader with a phone call. >> there is new optimism tonight on the situation in syria now that the urn security council has unanimously agreed to to rid the syrians of their chemical weapons. >> it is the first view of syria for many times. for many months i have said that confirmed use of chemical weapons in syria would require a firm united response.
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tonight the international community has delivered. >> the unl secretary general warned, john terrett has been covering developments at the u.n. all week and john talk about the details of this agreement. >> john, good evening from the united nations, where the ambassadors have left the building. let's remind our viewers that why it's so important if you wish to strip a country's chemical weapons stockpile, you do it with the u.n. security council are, that was just a framework agreement between two powerful nations to get those chemical weapons out of syria. but to make it legal on the world stage they needed to turn it into a security council coalition. we're going to hear from two of the lead authors right now, secretary of state john kerry and then his russian
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counterpart, sergey lavrov. >> we refirm our responsibility to defend the defenseless. those whose lives remain at risk to 9/11 who believes they can use weapons of mass destruction with impunity. >> the united nations will act in an impartial way, there is a need to do everything possible to ensure that the syrian chemical ars analysis are taken under control only happen in a timely and effective way, in a way which would respect all safety norms. >> john i think it's worth pointing out that this was a terrible attack on the 21st of august. the world was repulsed by the use of chemical weapons and this security council are resolution holds the assad government responsible for that.
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displaced millions of syrians over the border to nich nearby . >> what did the syrians have to say? >> the yrn syrians refused to at that their nation did it. here is the are representative commenting immediately after the vote. >> the syrian government acknowledges the positive endeavor that led to this consential language. it is regrettable however, that self inflicted negative interpretation to the resolution in order to derail it, from its lifty purposes. >> the problem with this resolution, john, is that it has very few teeth.
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the original resolution drawn by the british and the french in the weeks after the attack was called off was very, very powerful. it talked about referring whompg whoever was responsible to the international criminal court, the mandate they use when they are drawing up a resolution against a country that may well end up being attacked by member nations. this is not happening on this occasion. it is a straightforward security council resolution. it threats syria if it doesn't comply, with another resolution. sergei lavrov, russianings minister.
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>> john terrett wrapping up a busy week at the united nations, the u.n. resolution contains several important deadlines. syria must submit data, within seven days, syria must also destroy all of its production, mixing and filling equipment by november 1st and all of syria's chemical weapons, material and equipment must be destroyed within the first half of next year. more signs of improving relations between the united states and iran. today president obama called iranian president rouhani, and the call was totally unexpected. it was the first time since 1979 that the two leaders have had direct contact. kristin salumi has more. >> in an address from the white house, in a respect from president obama.
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>> i believe we have a responsibility to pursue diplomacy. >> a sign too from iran's president that things are changing. >> in speaking with european officials and also hearing mr. obama, they sounded different compared to the past. and i view that as a positive step in the settlement of the differences between iran and the west. >> after this historic meeting concluding iran's foreign minister and the u.s. secretary of state the two leaders spoke on the phone. the first presidential contact between iran and the u.s. in more than 30 years. they pledged to keep working towards an agreement on iran's nuclear program. with the international community abuzz with news of warming relations between iran and the united states there's talk of a spillover effect. as diplomatic, refuses to deal
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with iran which has backed syrian president bashar al-assad. >> they are not neutral at this point. they have never been neutral and that's why we believe they are responsible for the blood of the syrians, over 120,000 syrians who have been killed in damascus, the iranians are equally responsible for that blood because they have enabled the killer, the one who has been killing our people. >> but tunisian president thinks it is not possible. after iranian backed hezbollah fighters helped turned the battle in favor of the syrian government. now if iran manages to turn a page in its relations with the united states some say iran could be considered a force for pees. kristin saloomi al jazeera
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united nations. >> it is a working weekend for members of congress. they have just three days to make a deal to avoid government shut down. lawmakers on both sides of the aisle and within the republican party remain deeply quite. mike viqueira has that story. well, there is a growing sense of pessimism here on capitol hill. with no budget break through in sight, president obama had a direct message for republicans. >> do not shut down the government. do not shut down the economy. pass a budget on time. pay our bills on time. >> the president repeated his vows. he will not give into conservative demand to roll back the new health care law. >> house republicans are so concerned with appeasing the tea party that they've threatened a government shut down or worse until i gut or repeal the affordable care act.
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>> the ayes are 54, the nays are 44, the agreement is passed. >> house tea party members must now decide if they will give in or carry on their fight. >> what do you think is going to happen on the house? >> on the house side we got a lot of talking to do. >> almost all republicans oppose obamacare. ed the cruise accused of show boating. >> does that argue against what you are fighting for? >> i think it is unfortunate that senate republicans were not united this time around. i'm also hopeful when the house sends the bill back that it will be an opportunity for each senate republican to come home and stand for the principles we share. >> waiting like everyone else to see what house republicans will
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do next. >> it is impossible to negotiate with house republicans when they can't even negotiate with themselves. >> they are not going to give in not just yet. delays the implementation of obamacare for a year. back to you. >> mike viqueira mike, thank you and michael surer joins us, welcome michael. >> how are you tonight? >> i'm fine. give us your sense of where this stands. is the american government about to shut down? >> well i mean it sort of is in the hands of john bjorn, and that is what being speaker is all about. two option he having the government shut down. brit to a vote in the house, vote on the continuing resolution or keep the government running, or he could amend it shut the government down or not shut the government down.
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he is feeling a lot of pressure from the ted cruz wing of his party. >> if the government is shut down then what? >> then the blame game begins. this costing of continuing resolution, i hate to say it kicking the can down the road, we have to find another way of saying that, we're not going to do that now john but we're going to kick the can down the road because it is only a stopgap measure. every month going forward now you're going ohave a problem between congress, the white house, the howt the senate and the white house. >> the house wanted to kick it down the road three months and now democrats until november, is that right? i don't get this. >> well, what they're trying to do, some people in the house, in boehner's wing in the house are trying to put i.t. together with the debt ceiling so that it l only goes until october. but they need to keep the government going in order to meet to talk about the debt
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ceiling in november so they're going ohave something that goes beyond that. >> i'm trying to think what the end game will be, when i listen to experts say they don't know, it's kind of a terrifying thought. >> when we talk about the government shutting down, somebody else isn't going to rent the space. we know eventually one set of leadership is going to say we can't do this anymore, we have to figure a way out of this. it was bob dole at one point who said that earlier at another point of government shut down. people at times had to say, we have to find another way of doing this. but what you're seeing is the problems that the republicans had in their primaries in 2011 and 2012. you have a strong wing of their party who doesn't want the quote unquote mitt prom any romneys te
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their way. it's a very difficult spot for the republicans to be right now both elected and unelected. >> how difficult is it for the john mccain wing of the party? >> everybody stayed together on the original vote. when it came to cloture today, sending the bill on to the house, there were six republican votes that went with the democrats. as soon as they found it was unwinnable then a number of republicans voted with their colleagues saying i'm not going to have anything to do with the democrats right now, i want to make it look like it's closer. there really isn't, there's a real fissure in that party. >> thank you john. some nsa employees are accused
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of abusing the spy program to snoop on their significant others. the nsa has admitted that some have listened in on phone calls and e-mails that had nothing to do with national security. a letter from the inspector general documents a dozen cases since 2003. in most cases the accused resigned, nobody was criminally prosecuted. >> the storm that was giving snow and cold temperature to the northwest is now moving east. now that it moves into the southern plains we're starting to see severe weather break out, strong severe storms, texas panhandle as these lines develop here. this area certainly has a potential to see more thunderstorms. there are watches and a few warnings in effect. here is a severe thunderstorm
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watch, warnings with gusty wind and hail with these storms. the blue is cold air, freeze watches warnings and winter weather advisors. as the storm pushes east it will take all the snow out of the area, cold air will stick around but the snow is gone. state of wyoming, see the grassy surfaces s the snow but the road mainly wet. slippery spot pacific northwest with the snow coming down. the temperatures have really warmed up ahead of the storm, s severe weather warm weather and then a quick drop with our temperatures. cold air is moving east. national forecast see how it will affect your weekend coming up a little bit later john. >> all right, thank you. the u.n. security council unanimously agreeing to rid syria of its chemical weapons. is there growing optimism in
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syria, let's talk to a journalist proximityasha, we're keeping her in shadows, it's early in syria rasha, but can you giver us an idea how closely they have been following developments? >> a lot have been following the developments closely. i can say those who support the government of course applaud everything that's going on in terms of diplomatic talks at the u.n. and even the vendor of chemical weapons in government controlled areas like along the syrian coast and in the capital you find a lot of pro-government people driving around with their cars blaring patriotic music at odd hours of the night and the day, celebrating what's happening, certainly they've been celebrating since an imminent u.s. led strike against
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syria seems to have been shuffled away onto the back burner. but not everyone is celebrating. those who are for the rebels, people who are antigovernment are very disappointed, they don't believe that much is going to come out of it, they don't believe that the assad regime ask going osurrender. and eventually continue to kill a lot of people every day. and for those people, they don't understand, you know, what reason there might be for celebrating any of this outcome. >> can you give us a sense of how difficult you think it's going to be to get rid of these chemical weapons in the midst of a civil war? >> well, i mean it's interesting. because president bashar assad has given several interviews including one to china tv, and i don't recall what else. but, you know, it's very
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interesting to listen closely to what he says. because he's gone from denying categorically that he has any chemical weapons in his arsenal to almost overnight saying yes, yes, we'll give it up despite by the way some criticism inside, even within his circles, asking, what do you mean we're giving up chemical weapons, what else do we have to scare israel with? but all that aside he also says sometimes in his interviews he says well the chemical weapons may be difficult to get to for the inspectors because there's violence everywhere. but then when he's asked oh well do you mean the rebels have access to the chemical weapons arsenal he immediately says no no, they're completely under our control. and then you have pro-government commentators, who go on tv all over and insinuate that some of these weapons have already been
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moved. you know, i don't know, hidden maybe with hezbollah, and of course that's been completely denied by hezbollah and even by israeli intelligence. so it's really not clear what's going to happen. best case scenario, i suppose, you know, might take months to get rid of it. but you know, who knows, really. >> and one quick question. so do i understand that there's been no reduction in the violence during these negotiations over chemical weapons? >> well, i mean, somewhat, you know, reduction of violence in syria these days means the daily death toll goes down from an average of 150 to you know, i don't know, maybe 70 or 80. but you know -- that's on a daily basis. so -- >> well, rasha we meesht you --
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appreciate your taking the time to talk to us and your insight. >> thank you. leaders are trying reduce the deadly violence on the streets of chicago by hosting a summit for gang members. the climate change debate has been going on for years but scientists now say they're positive they know what's causing the warming trend. when al jazeera returns. in american journalism - >>introduces america tonight. >>in egypt, police fired teargas at supporters of the ... >>a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. [[voiceover]] they risk never returning to the united states. >>grounded. >>real. >>unconventional. [[voiceover]] we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. >>an escape from the expected. >>i'm a cancer survivor. not only cancer, but brain cancer.
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>> chicago's one of the most violent cities in america. there's been more than 320 murders this year. diane has more on a violence summit. diane. >> 60 turned out many who lost their children or other relatives to gun violence. one of the people we talked to
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is a former chicago police officer. his son was shot and killed on a bus in 2007. here is what he has to say. >> what can you tell them to get them to stop the violence? >> i would tell them it is not worth it. you are only destroying your community. you are bringing tragedy to someone else's family and you are destroying your own life. and they have to understand that. >> the summit will kick off again here at the house of hope chump tomorrow. there are going to be anumber of sessions throughout the day. there are going to be clergy here, again, people who have lost their children to gun violence, the group has invited current gang members but it is unknown whether those people will show up.
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>> rod shimabuku is here. >> raiders prior does not remember much about that monday night game, because as you can see, he got knocked silly. he passed the concussion test which would require him to start on sunday against redskins. they want to test him again on saturday before making a decision. if pryor can start. >> this award voted on by the players. record-setting 11th player of the year award, but first sin 2009 when his personal life got complicated. the fiancee of aaron hernandez, yhaya jenkins was dieted today, hernandez cousin was indicted as an accessory
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after the fact. here is your headlines. later in sports, we'll have the story of a former nfl star who is now an opera star. >> why there won't be a dent in the city's anne billion debt. construction booms lea leadg up to the 2020 world cup.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm john siegenthaler. here is a look at the headlines. >> the yeas are 54, the nays are 44, the bill as amended is
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passed. >> a spending bill to keep the government funded through mid november was passed in the senate, essentially the same as the house passed, but stripped out the disarm syria of its chemical weapons. the resolution also calls for a peace conference to take place as soon as possible. >> the resolution makes clear that those responsible for this heinous act must be held accountable. >> president obama and iranian president rouhani finally spoke today by phone. this call represents the first time the leaders of the two country have spoken since 1979. president obama says he believes a comprehensive solution can be reached on iran's nuclear program. rosalyn jordan has that story. >> this was the moment the often angry relationship between iran and the u.s. moved on.
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the u.s. president on the phone with his iranian counterpart, the first top level contact between the two countries in more than 30 years. president hassan rouhani broke the news of the conversation with social media website twitter. there is a way to rapidly sox the matter. we are hopeful about what we will see from p-5 pluts plus od your government in particular in the coming months. i express my gratitude for your hospitality and your phone call. have a good day, mr. president. from the white house, a show of respect for iran and the iranian people. interi believe we have a responsibility to pursue diplomacy and a unique opportunity to pursue in with iranian people. >> from his side, things are changing. >> hearing mr. obama the president of the united states
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he sounded different compared to the past. i view that as a positive step. >> the presidential call came after this historic meeting which brought iran's foreign minister and the u.s. secretary of state together. the last time any two leaders of the two countries spoke was in 1979. the jimmy carter was in the warehouse. the shaw was ruling iran. there is a feeling that improved relations between the two could help unlock a number of international issues, noaa most notably bringing the leadership to a new peace conference in geneva,. the new leader has been described as a moderate. his action he have indicated there is a new attitude in iran, a nation once revealed as a great satan.
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>> chemical weapons programs fows focus he on syria's past use of chemical weapons as well as the attack on august 21st. it says syria has more than a thousand tons of chemical weapons that can be used in aerial bombs, artillery rockets, missiles and ar till arary round. these weapons are stored in some 50 cities predominantly in the northern part of the country in four types of facilities. production, research and development, plants also used for peaceful purposes and storage. 95% certain. that's how confident the world's leading climate science say they are about causing global warming. they blame humans. their report was released in stockholm, sweden. warn that earth could be in for drastic changes in the years ahead. >> the grim picture of our future, ice free arctic,
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devastating sea listles rising fast. the world's top climate scientists releasing their find pption. >> mostly due to human activities which means, that's the good news. >> well, obviously we had some technical difficulties with that piece, we'll try to get back to it a little later. but we're fortunate because we'll have more on the realities of climate change, we bring in dan lashoff, with the national defense research council. >> thank you. >> my question was why was this so important this report? >> this was a consensus of the world's leading climate scientists saying that the earth is warming up and pollution of the atmosphere is responsible
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for it. in fact they said the warming is unequivocal and they have a 95% likelihood that it is pollution of the atmosphere with cash bon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases that's causing the warming that we're seeing all around us. >> i'm assuming that critics would say, that 5% leaves a chance that you're wrong. >> in science 95% certainty is about as good as it gets when you're looking at something as complicated as the earth. so -- >> i guess my first question is i'm sort of surprised why it's so necessary to try to convince folks that that's actually the case. >> that is a good question. this is actually the fifth report on the intergovernmental panel on climate change. i was there when they released the first one in london and at that time scientists said we expect warming to occur in the future and we think pollution will cause it. this is different. this is saying we're seeing it now and we can determine that
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pollution is causing it. and so now it's really time, we've kind of lost our window of opportunity to waste time. we've got to move to solution. >> and so what does it say about the future? >> well what it says about the future is that the earth will continue to see big changes in climate. more extreme forms. sea is levels will continue -- sea levels will continue to rise. but the good news is we have opportunity to moderate those effects and keep it from s out of control by reducing carbon pollution that is responsible. >> that would be primary cars, power plants? what's at the top of your list? >> well power plants are the number one source of carbon pollution. power plants altogether are about 40% of our emissions and coal fired plangt plants are tht of that.
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president obama has directed the epa to set carbon pollution standards for the first time ever for power plants. right now these power plants are allowed to emit unlimited amount of carbon into our atmosphere for free. this has to stop, and it will, the epa is in the process of writing rules that will set limits for power plants. >> a lot of these coal plants might be natural gas powered plants. is that any better and what about fracking? >> we need to move beyond fossil fuels. we have to switch to clean renewable sources solar wind energy efficiency is actually our cheapest and fastest way to reduce reliance on these dirty coal fired power plants we are decreasing the amount that we use, it is cheaper than building new power plants, it is better
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than frack but s standards in place where fracking is occurring and make sure that we are really moving beyond the fossil fuel era which is what we need to do to solve climate change. >> the beginning of the discussion even though it's been discussed for many years. >> well hopefully this settles the discussion on the science and we'll now focus on a discussion of what the solution he are. >> dan, thanks very much for being with us. >> thank you. >> with more frequent storms beaches are expearg. -- disappearing. natasha ginane has the story. >> when you consider these beaches represent billions of dollars of revenue, 20 years ago had i been dang on this very spot, i would have been standing in the ocean. that is how much this beach last
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been restored, high waves destroyed the pier. >> the town needed to do something. >> beach renourishment, strategically reintroducing it, specific plants are are placed to form a line of defense against waves. this is what it looked like in the late '80s and '90s. this is what the same stretch of beach now looks like. the total cost, $50 million. >> what's happened since then is we have a healthy dune system and a nice wide beach which helps provide protection to the roadway and provide a beach for the residents. >> here in sairs count sarasota, officials say their towns have been using, quote, mother nature
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to help mother nature for at least 30 years by renourishing their beaches. take a look and you can see how this beach has expanded over a decade. >> with the situation where we're facing the climate change predictions of elevated sea levels, i think we're in for long haul. >> the area last faced the harsh reality of erosion, requiring rebuilding of homes and roads. and people we spoke with are still very worried their beaches won't stand the test of time or the elements. >> we need to get with it, get moving quickly and adopt some kind of definitive plan as opposed to kind of a wait and see. >> how palm beach county has launched a pilot program, five towns spanning 15 miles of coastline will work together along with vienlts to find the best new techniques to
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introduce. officials hope this can improve their approach to fighting the never ending ebb of sand. >> the benefit of this regional approach is that all the projects can be looked at as having an influence on an entire coastal system. they're all working together, they are all working in concert with one another. >> in order to minimize the environmental impact, officials figure where they distribute sand and where they dredge it so as to not disturb these precious coral reefs, where they couldn't help they constructed artificial ones. >> what needs to be done to fix detroit, new funding, al jazeera's vision lisiera is following story. >> when it comes to public
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safety more funding means more police and firefighters on the streets. this is a meeting that took place behind closed doors and lasted about three hours and once federal local and state officials emerged they brought with them a sense of optimism. over $300 million in new funding, it's a lot of money but it isn't going osolve detroit's financial crisis. friday morning behind closed doors members of the obama administration met with state and city leaders. they talked problems, solutions and funding. >> virtually everything announced today would not have been capable of being announced today without the administration-wide effort that president obama directed us to do. which was to work quickly, to look in every corner, and when money was not s out, to find out why -- not s out, to find out why. >> federal state and local
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contributions, to improve public safety, transportation and combating urban blight throughout the city. >> what happened today is kind of unparalleled. not only did they help us by s some funding turned loose so it can be invested in our communi community, they are also bringing needed expertise. >> a white house bailout, this is not. facing $18 billion in long term debt, detroit is still a city on the brink of bankruptcy. >> this is about everyone coming with resources to the table, to say not about who did what to whom, not about who's s credit but simply solving problems. >> although the money promised today won't solve them all or even most of them expel this is a start. and they are simply helping a
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city fallen on hard times, a city that will take any penny it can get. vc onaliera detroit. >> last week it was blackberry that was facing serious situations, now it is j.c. penn penney. lost a third of value, gas prices on the decline and likely heading lower, industry gats gas buddy, the group anticipates prices will keep falling until the columbus day weekend. the host of the 2022 world cup in qatar have called for an investigation into labor practices there. migrants have died after working
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in extreme conditions. al jazeera's parental company is based in qatar and financed in part by the country's government. >> qatar is in a race. in nine years it must construct 16 hotels with at least 45,000 new rooms and build or expand 12 new soccer stadiums to host the world cup in 2022. qatar relies on armies of migrant workers the majority from poverty stricken nations. human rights watch estimates 100,000 workers will be needed in the next ten years. they work in temperatures which sometimes hit 120°. international, light threatening conditions. >> if you work long hours and then you go home to squalid conditions where you prepare food in less than hygienic environments it is simply not
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acceptable. it is enslavement and people die from those causes whether on the job from an accident, from heat exhaustion or from in fact health related issues. >> sharon burrow says workers are forced to labor from sunup to sundown. this past summer burrow says at least one worker from nepal died in qatar every day. there are health and safety regulations to protect workers. a new series of reports from the guardian newspaper tallied 44 mieg rafnmigrant worker deaths,d of withholding pay, pas passpors and worker document so the workers cannot leave, keeping them in virtual enslavement.
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one of the leading employers reacted to reports of worker abuse. lusale city will not tolerate breaches of health and safety law. we take these allegations very seriously and have referred the allegations to the appropriate authority for investigation. they warned fifa about possible migrant worker where. >> we know the same number or a little more from india. that means from now and when the first ball is kicked for world cup, 4,000, a minimum of 4,000 workers will die for from just those two countries. >> the head of the governing body of the 2020 world cup says
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the claims are being investigated. >> the qatar labor law when it was developed was developed to ensure the safety health and security of every worker in the state of qatar. >> labor leaders say the government of qatar should enforce qatar's laws, freedom to leave the job. otherwise, labor organizers will call on the world soccer federation to look for another location for the biggest sporting event in the world in 2022. randall pinkston, al jazeera. >> and coming up in sports. from the nfl to the opera. ross will have the incredible joijourney for the man with the golden voice.
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al jazeera america - a new voice in american journalism - >>introduces america tonight. >>in egypt, police fired teargas at supporters of the ... >>a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. [[voiceover]] they risk never returning to the united states. >>grounded. >>real. >>unconventional. [[voiceover]] we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. >>an escape from the expected. >>i'm a cancer survivor. not only cancer, but brain cancer.
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>> ross is here with sports. and he's bringing a guy that can sure sing. >> the average nfl career is around four years. i'm telling you that, because most players have a tough time making that transition into regular life. but this player made the transition by making it into his first passion, singing. he is blessed with a set of pipes that makes him one of the best tenors in the world. but before hitting his pipes, he made it as one of the best tenors, papoa was selected by bill belichick.
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unfortunately a foot injury ended his nfl career just two years after being drafted. >> well, when it first happened, i just thought that my world has come to an end. >> pupua could barely watch the games on television. so he turned to his first passion, singing. the tonga native decided it was time to pursue his dream. in 1999 he took a chance and moved from utah to new york city. >> i was once asked, you know it probably takes a lot of courage to do that move. and i said no, i had no courage, it was faith. courage came later. >> pupua persevered. he got to work at o'neels.
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>> neil's. >> i wanted to get a job there because at times, metropolitan opera stars would come in. he got his break after meeting kira takanawa. >> i met her at a book signing at that time metropolitan opera. she thought i had something special so i sang forthe boss of the vocal department. >> pupua became the first poll l
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polynesian student. this big man is big time. ♪ wow, is right, he is truly blessed with a set of pipes. tau pupua, performed for the king and queen of polynesia. earlier tonight, i spoke to bob
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nightengale. >> that was awesome, it really was, like when derek jeter got a home run. this was even higher, the way they did that. it was perfect having andy pettit get it along with derek jeter, maybe even bernie williams alongside him. >> the best player robinson canoe, will any other team pay him that kind of money? >> no. but it doesn't hurt to ask. everybody thought he was going to ask for $300 million and he did. he's not going oget it, but the dodgers were considered the front runner to get them because of their payroll and they said they are going to stop spending money like that. maybe the detroit tigers, maybe in the crosstown mets.
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>> bu >> bud selig called it quits. who is going to succeed him? >> he's everybody's best friend. they all love bud selig and hate to see him go. but now they've got to replace him. either tim rosin or his right hand man, rob ma manford. if they go outside, bob dombrowsky of the detroit tigers. >> stay with us, weather is next with dave warren. closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and
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desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you. on august 20th,
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>> i'm meteorologist dave warren. we've been watching this storm out west and it will slowly work
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its way east. on the west side of the storm we have rain and snow mixing in. temperature in casper about 33, that's the coldest number here, very cold air is setting up in the western united states. you see where this front is clearly visible with these temperatures. 42 in rapid city many 76 in omaha, big contrast, west to east, that is the focus for these strong storms developing. severe weather breaking out in texas and oklahoma even through kansas city and nebraska. a line develops moving east. midwest and southern plains look for a brief period of severe weather before those temperatures drop. these storms developing in colorado and kansas city that slowed everything down a bit but this will start to slowly pick up speed so the temperatures in northwest and mid east, temperatures will be dropping. that's the focus of these showers and storms. as it moves east it brings the
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severe weather with it, by noon tomorrow that's where the front is picked up by the forecast. western side of that is cold. to the east it's washing, right in the middle you're s these thunderstorms. now by early sunday here, it's moving through chicago. so the rain in chicago really predicted to be saturday night and early sunday. saturday day looks fine. cake sixty-eight and 75 -- 68 and 75. drying out tuesday and wednesday. chicago has that rain at night. 82 before that front moves through, drops on sunday and monday. the temperature in the mid east will warm up each day. maybe a cooler breeze on monday, temperatures right into the mid 70s before rain possibly moves in next week. a look at the headlines is coming up next.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john siegenthaler. here are the night's top stories. u.n. members voted unanimously on the historic resolution on friday evening. members of the house are unhappy that the senate passed a spending measure that doesn't strip the affordable care act act. more nsa abuse. the agency admits some employees have lifnld in on phone calls and looked at e-mail that had nothing to


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