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: . the manhunt in florida is over. two convicted killers who walked out of prison using forged papers are back behind bars. >> bad bonds, jp morgan chase reaches a $13 billion deal with the government. >> two transit workers are killed by a train as the city-wide strike leaves thousands stranded. [ ♪ theme ] >> hello and welcome to al
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jazeera america. as transit workers continue to strike in san francisco, a tragic development. two bay area rapid workers were killed by a train north of sap. >> it happened between two suburban bart stations. two employees were hit and killed by a bart train as they checked out a report of a dip in the rails. an agency spokesman said one works for bart and one a contractor. standard procedure calls for one to inspect the tracks while the other watches for trains. bart says both people had extensive experience working around moving trains. the agency says the train was on a routine maintenance run with an experienced operator at the controls and at the time of the accident the train was run in automatic mode under computer control. investigators are trying to learn what led to the accident that stunned an agency
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scrambling to cope with a strike and 200,000 frustrated riders. . the florida manhunt is over. authorities have arrested fugitives charles walker and joseph jenkins on saturday. they were caught in a panama city motel, less than 100 miles from the prison they escaped. the pair had been on the run since using forged documents to get an early release. >> reporter: the killers' brief taste of freedom ended around dinner time on saturday inside a motel in panama city in florida's pan hand. >> they surrounded the room. using a pa system from a car instructed them - they knew where they were and wanted them to come out. >> joseph jenkins and charles walker were less than a 2 hour drive from the franklin correctional institution, where they had been serving life sentences without parole for two separate murders. their families went before
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cameras earlier in the day, urging them to surrender. >> we love you, we believe in you. we want you to surrender yourself to someone whom you trust. who will bring you back in safely. >> the escapes were an embarrassment to the florida department of corrections. the men were able to walk out of prison thanks to forged documents sent to the clerk of the court. once they got out they walked into a gaol in orlando. no flags went up until the mother of a murder victim said she heard about walker's release in a letter from the corrections department. the judge whose name was forged on the papers was impressed. >> i have never seen anything like this. you have to give them an "a" for being imaginative. >> state law enforcement said their priority was to catch the
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killers. now the focus will shift on how this happened and whether it was an inside job. >> the key is they had an insider, a person at the courthouse that took the document and slipped it into the paperwork chain, opening the question that they could have had things slipped in for years >> both men will appear before a judge in panama city. >> jp morgan chase could pay a $13 billion fine over its mortgage practices, leading up to the financial crisis. that would be a record fine. we are learning details about a deal that was reportedly reached late friday. calls for the bank to pay $9 billion to the federal government and $4 billion to struggling home owners. the bang faces a criminal investigation by the justice department. this is the latest of many settlements for jp morgan. in july the government announced
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the bank would pay $410 million to the federal regulatory commission, for manipulating electricity prices in california and the midwest. last month jp morgan agreed to pay $1 million to u.s. and british regulators, admitting that the traders acted recklessly. the same day regulators ordered jp morgan to pay more than $3 million to customers hurt by illegal debt collection. wednesday the bank agreed to pay $100 million to the comodd dis futures trading commission for the london whale deals. now the $13 billion penalty for selling bad mortgage bonds to investors. that's $14,730 million since july. jp morgan could face criminal charges for mortgage bonds and an investigation over practices in asia.
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it's one of several banks being sued for rigging interest rates charged to other banks. >> after a summer of destructive wildfires australia is battling dozens of their own, burning near sydney in the blue mountains. hundreds of firefighters are working to contain the blaze, which has claimed the life of a resident who died trying to save his home. 200 homes have been destroyed as the wildfires spread. authorities are bracing for the worst, with forecasts being high through to thursday. >> it is apple season. harvesting apples for washington state. i should say not only for washington state, but in england. this is a beautiful shot of national apple day. they celebrated for the cool air and are celebrating cooling temperatures. most of europe had warm
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temperatures recently. now, starting to get rain edging in from ireland. that will be tracking further across europe in the next 2-3 days. a little cooling there. you talk about cooling. we have that coming in from minnesota. gorgeous fall colours on an island as you head to canada. we have alberta cliper coming in. it's dropping out of saskatchewan so snow will end up on the colours. the area of low pressure showing you where the clipper is, diving down, bringing snow. the ground is warm. it's hard to get the snow to pile up. we'll get 1-4 inches. in fact, here is a quick 24 look at how the snow overnight into the morning will be around north dakota and scattered showers for north, north-west minnesota. minneapolis snow in the air. it will be anywhere from a trace to two inches in parts of
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central north dakota, but the higher amounts will be in the higher elevations. the colder air coming out of canada, south of hudson bay. the bulk of the accumulation tomorrow at 10am. you'll see that. we have a winter weather advisory impacting this area, otherwise chilly temperatures are the story. warnings of not necessarily being issued, freeze warnings, for that period of time, for parts of wisconsin. tennessee and kentucky have frost advisors. expect chilly temperatures, dropping into the 30s, 40 for chicago. you'll be cooler. staying closer to the water on the atlantic. we'll be on the cool side. we'll get highs for new york into the low to mid 60s. >> a massive fire is burning in canada after a train derailed
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and exploded in alberta, near the town of gainford. the train was carrying lik qidied ammonium. gainford was evacuated. this is the second time a train carrying petrolium exploded. people were killed when a train exploded in quebec. >> tensions are high after a fracking proest it. demonstrators blocked a highway in new brunswick. a small group of protesters seized vehicles and equipment of newsagencies, accusing them of bias reporting. >> indigenous activists have been leading the demonstrations for several days. there's a shale gas sector being developed in their area. they are worried the fracking could pollute their drinking
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water. >> m cooing up on al jazeera -- coming up on al jazeera, an emotional home coming. hostages held by syrian rebels have been free. more austerity cuts in europe. thousands take to the streets in italy and portugal to protest.
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>> the u.s. is releasing more than a billion dollars in economic military aid to pakistan. white house officials and congressional aid say 1.6 million will be pumped into the country in the next few months. it was suspended when relations between the two countries deteriorated over the capture and drone strike. relations between pakistan and the u.s. improved enough to allow for the money to flow again - days before pakistan's prime minister sharif heads to washington for talks with president obama. >> two countries hit hard by the
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financial crisis say budget cuts are coming this week. anti-austerity protests broke out in portugal and italy. portugal demonstrations were peaceful. violence erupted in italy after demonstrators clashed with police. al jazeera had reporters on the ground. we begin in portugal with fips brings us the latest details. >> the first hints of economic growth are showing after recession. here in porto, it's hard to find signs of it. so the latest austerity measures brought thousands out on to the streets in a march organised by the trade unions. many are angry with the latest budget, raising taxes on people earning as litting as 600 euros
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a month. they are pinning hopes on the courts, which has rejected some austerity measures. >> union members tend to be older workers. the young are more often in casual labour with higher levels of unemployment. in a porto back street i met pedro, a nurse in a state hospital. like many colleagues, he's on strike this week. >> we have a bigger workload and no increase in salary. this means at the end of the month we have worked more hours and have less money. >> nearby i met mario in his bar, where he makes his cocktails and worries about how few customers walk through the door. >> we invest in another business. it's almost impossible. we have to fire some people, we are getting cuts from two years onwards. next year i think it will be the
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same. it's been a struggle for us. >> in the capital lisbon there were protests. workers drove hundreds of boxes over the river after the government said crowds would not be allowed to march on the brim because of safety concerns. in porto they filed through the city center. the sign says, "enough", meaning we can take no more. the portuguese don't know where to look for signs of recovery. . we move to rome where we are covering the protest there. >> a show down between demonstrators and police in rome. they appeared in the crowd of protesters, charming at security officers and setting off it gas.
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>> the march started peacefully earlier in the day. tens of thousands came from all over the country, descending on the capital, showing their anger at the austerity drive and frustrational increasing unemployment. conditions that are guaranteeing fewer opportunities for future generations. >> we need a change. enough of the political theatre. people can't stomach the crisis. they want change. >> it's so hard for us now. i had to sell my belongings, i don't have my wedding ring. i'm not complaining, there are worse situations. i can't live like this any more. >> also present at the march immigrant groups urging italian politicians to ensure protection of their rights and asylum for escaping conflict. along the march was a heavy police presence. 4,000 officers were deployed across central rome. >> in rome is where the protest wound up on saturday evening.
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these protesters are trying to set up a tent city in the square. they don't have permission to do that. >> the government's reaction is it will stick to its plan to bring italy out of its recession. many believe there's little incidentive. the government has a fight to persuade people it's on the right track - a political battle that may cost it its survival. >> police in greece have a mystery on their hands. they are trying to track down the parent of a young girl they believe was abducted. she was found in a settlement with a couple whose dna test proved they are not her parent. authorities posted her picture on a website with a plea for clues. the couple has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and falsifying documents. >> an emotional home coming for nine lebanese hostages held by syrian levels for a year.
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they were freed in exchange for two turkish pilots and the release comes after complex negotiations between turkey, lebanon and syria. andrew simmons reports from beirut. 530 days after their capture a chaotic emotional home coming for nine weary men who thought they'd never get out of syria alive. nothing like a formal handover to the relatives. one woman is overcome and collapses. lebanese security could not hold back the rush of people wanting to embrace their loved ones. some of the freed hostages didn't have to walk. >> the relatives are in the crush. they waited since may last year for the breakthrough. there has been false alarms. this is a reality now. >> this woman with a bunch of red roses searches for her father. he is outside on the shoulders of his son and a family member,
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addressing the crowd, saying he'd been on a religious visit to a shia shrine in iran and that protected their lives. >> the shrine, with his protection, our lives were saved. >> another freed hostage tried to describe his sense of relief. >> i thank god because i felt that i would never see my family again in my life, particularly in recent weeks when there were raging battles taking place around us. in the beginning they treated us well. then it was bad. in the last few months they imprisoned us in a room where the temperature arrested 50 degrees. the doors were closed. >> in istanbul the two turkish airline pilots, kidnapped in reprisal, were being reunited with their families. no chaotic scenes, but plenty of emotions and grad tute for
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negotiations brokered by qatar which enabled their relief. >> back in beirut, celebrations from where the nine men set out a year and a half ago. questions remain about the identities of the armed group that kidnapped the turkish pilots. there's uncertainty about how, if or when assad's regime is releasing women prison, a demand made by opposition fighters who had held the lebanese. >> chemical weapons inspectors say they are making progress in syria. so far they visited 14 of the more than 20 sites on their list and syrian state tv showed video of the inspectors at one of those sites. security still remains a concern as the civil war inside the country wages on. inspectors have nine months to find and destroy all of syria's chemical weapons. a president election in the maldives has been cancelled due
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to police inference. the island nation developed 500 miles south of india. election officials say they couldn't carry out the vote because police blocked the officers, preventing them doing the work. the police claimed some of the candidates had not approved of the rules, so the election could not happen. >> a ball game without peanuts. we tell you why they are getting the boot. >> and people that make the clothes we wear - we tell you why they can't afford to wear them themselves.
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. take a look at the tag on the clothes you are wearing right now. you find some that are made in bangladesh. as al jazeera's correspondent reports people are not necessarily wearing what they are making. >> it's the south asian version of the sarong, a piece of clothing offering relief from
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the heat and humidity. whether hindu, christian or muslim, all men owned one at some point. it is not welcome everywhere. >> i have been told by the hotel behind me that i can't enter because of what i'm wearing. it may be close to a national dress. for many it's a symbol of a backward lifestyle. >> an upmarket area in the capital considered banning luni. >> s. that would have been a problem. almost all of these men wear lunies. >> lungiy is comfortable to wear. it is easy to get on rick shaw and pedal. >> the propose d ban led to an outcry as people came out to protest clothing that has been part of their heritage.
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>> despite modernising force, the lungy is popular. it is so informal there's no record of how many are sold. it's estimated to be worth more than $100 million. >> bangladeshi men wear them. when you are at home there's nothing that beats an lungey. some of the traders wear western trousers to work. >> we can't wear lungeys at work, it's more professional to wear trousers. >> the leungy may lose ground to western clothing. as long as they work outdoors in the heat, it's unlikely it will disappear from public view. >> a plane carrying sky divers in belgium crashed saturday killing 11 on board. according to reports the small plane lost altitude before crashing in a feel.
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the crash occurred 10 minutes after take off and a report says a damaged wind may be the cause. >> pe nuts are a fan favourite around the country. they can be deadly to americans, especially kids allergic to them. a university decided to shelve the treat for one football game. we have the story. >> eli never had been able to watch his favourite college football team playing at north western university. his family did not want to take the chance because his peanutal ergey nearly -- allergy nearly killed him as an infant. >> i was happy to be able to go to a football game. why is the goalpost at the goal line? >> i don't know. >> today eli is going to his first wild cat game because the
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university banished peanuts - at least for this game. and they are making a big deal of it. they are calling it peanut free day. no peanuts sold and none allowed in. >> it's fantastic. this is fantastic. otherwise you can't do it. it's not safe. you go to a place, and they have peanuts and peanuts and peanuts all over the place. it's like playing russian roulette with your kid. >> in preparation the university hosed down the area to remove traces of peanut residue. >> if it seems extreme, it's not. >> if you sit in a seat and someone was eating pe nuts and kids put their fingers in some orifice 40 times an hour. >> this doctor worked on a study finding one in 30 kids has a food allergy, the common one being a peanut allergies. half of those have had a severe
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reaction. >> they can go into what we call anna fell axis, symptoms like throat closing, swelling, trouble breathing. drop in blood pressure, and it can lead to death. >> outside the stadium tailgaters munched on pregame peanuts but didn't mind the ban. >> give it up for a day. everyone knows it. it's advertised ahead of time so you don't accidentally take them in there with you. >> how has it come to this. why has the number of peanut allergies in kids tripled. dr gupta says there are plenty of theories. we may be too clean as a society. antibacterial products are used, keeping kids from getting common infections. in the north-west the loss of a treat for fans is a big score for this one.
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. that report from chicago. another on the top story. florida law enforcement captures two convicted killers on the run. they've been released from prison with fake documents. charles walker and joseph jenkins were serving life sentences, and were let out of the franklin correctional institution in north-west florida on september 27th. they were found at a motel in panama city in florida. hours before walker's mother pleaded for her son to turn herself in. >> that will do it for this edition of al jazeera news. coming up at 7: 00 i'll tell you about the transit workers killed by a train in the middle of a protest. and a fine, and an abducted girl that may have been found. check out the top stories. head over to our website at you can join the conversation there because, as you know there's more to it.
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