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you are watching al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz, live in new york with a look at the top stories. [ ♪ music ] >> protesters march on the streets of the nation's capital as allegations of anger stack up against the nsa. >> new reports the u.s. has been spying on germany's chancellor for more than a decade. >> leave the weapons at home. dozens of businesses declare gun-free zones. protesters rally outside the
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u.s. capital demanding congress rein in the nsa. the controversial surveillance programs are damaging u.s. relations with foreign countries. documents leaked by edward snowden shows the u.s. tapped the phones of as many as 35 world larsd. >> i know -- leaders. >> i know countries spy on each other. embassy on embassy. if we, the nsa, hacking into the cell phone of angela merkel, that is completely deleterious to our relationship with our own allies. >> our jean meserve has more from the protest. >> in washington hundreds gathered to protest the national security agency's surveillance programs. the man who made them public was called a hero. former nsa contractor edward snowden is in russia, but sent a
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statement. >> it's about power, control and trust in government. whether you have a voice in our democracy or decisions are made for you, rather than with you. >> now here this. >> it's because we don't know what is going on. every time you send a tweet, an email or take a picture or do anything involving data, phone calling - you don't know that that information is housed somewhere. it's wrong. i think people have a right to privacy. >> i support the constitution's view that we should have secure - we should be secure from unreasonable search and seizure. >> the demonstrators delivered to congress a petition with half a million signatures urging that domestic surveillance be stopped. >> it is time to role back the
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surveillance tape. it is time to restore the fourth amendment. it is time to repeal the patriot act. >> some speakers acknowledge that many americans are appa thetic and bringing about change will not be easy. >> the german chancellor's cell phone was reportedly bugged for over a decade. angela merkel's phone was targeted back in 2002. that's before she became the chancellor. her number was still on that list weeks before president obama visited berlin this summer. >> magazine says u.s. is using a high-tech antenna. it's unclear whether it was listening to conversations or logging the calls. nsa was reportedly had a second surveillance station in frankfurt. >> earlier we spoke with harvard kennedy school katherine clooufer who says the european
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leaders are disappointed by the revelations. >> part of the reason that we know what we know about what the nsa has been doing is because we have edward snowden and he's reporting on the nsa activity. while there's some truth, of course, the disappointment, i think the fact that this has become personal. that this goes all the way up to the top. that disappointment is real. the disappointment with the u.s. president, that this was not dealt with so the europeans feel, quickly in the summer when the revelations became evident is palpable. that is real. >> they are disappointed. are they really angry and how damaging is this? >> well, the question is always what can the europeans really do. and they have done one very proactive thing, i would say, is on the outskirts of the summit yesterday in brussels we learnt because this is a question of
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national security, the europeans, per se, can't do much. but individual countries can. angela merkel partnered up with francis hollande and suggested that they get together with the u.s. president and review the copied of cooperation their spying and intelligence services have to get closer to what the united states has with some of the english-speaking allikes the so -- allies, the so-called five eyes. where there is intelligence sharing. can they do very much? not really. >> does the united states remain the clear leader of all of the western alliance. yes, it does. but, of course, there are some important negotiations at stake. the united states and its european partners are negotiating with iran on the sort of nuclear future of this country. there is a drawdown in afghanistan coming up, where
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germany will remain the second-largest force after the isap withdrawal in 2014. they could look at that in a different light in light of new allegations. >> reports from the europeans follows news that the europeans may have stepped up snooping on american citizens. >> every day here in the suburbs outside washington information gathered by 17 different u.s. intelligence agencies is collected, retained and analysed. this is the national counter terrorism center, where americans not suspected of terrorism come under scrutiny. that is something yasmin and isaac want stopped. they are literally walking the hauls of the u.s. con -- halls of the u.s. congress meeting with politicians who will listen to their plea to put in place laws to stop domestic spying. >> for me this is personal.
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working for the arab american community, that is the community targeted by a lot of these post 9/11 kourn terror -- counterterrorism initiatives. >> they are vacuuming up information and combing through it. it's alarming. >> that information is not just collected, it's also being stored. sometimes for decades. according to a new report, the fbi is able to keep intelligence the longest. >> 20 to 30 years, basically on the theory that it might be useful in the future. that information will only be gotten rid of if it's going to be of no use to the fbi or any of the other 16 agencies that are in the american intelligence chunt yip. >> they -- community. >> they include the nsa and research centres.
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they can search a person's phone for five years. every month the nsa's super secret x key score tracks 41 billion communications. so much information is collected by the nsa that a massive data center is underconstruction. when it opens next year it will hold more than 300,000 square metres of americans personal information. privacy advocates say that monitoring is a violation of u.s. civil liberties. despite the concerns in october the surveillance court approved the government's application to continue dragnet surveillance of domestic telephone and internet communications. it's changed the way some americans now go about their daily lives. >> you don't feel as free to say what you think. even, you know, the most mundane phone conversation about what you are going to have for dinner with your spouse, about, you know, what your child is doing
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or something, you wonder if someone is lipping to you. >> -- listening to you. it appears they are, just in case what is said now is useful later. >> for the first time the justice department will use evidence from the government's surveillance programs in a case against an accused terror. >>. >> fbi accuses jamshid muhtorov of working for a terrorist agent. he is originally from uz beckise tan. it is likely to set the stage for the supreme court. >> a silver lining in the health care deb barkle. they wrote a blog praising the data hub. identifying identities. it's a model of efficiency, says the government. kathleen sebelius has been under scrutiny for glitches. the hub's creator is the same company that promises to fix the
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site by the end of november. >> undocumented workers doan have to worry about deportation if they try to scin up for health care -- sign up for health care. personal information will not be used to enforce immigration laws. illegal immigrants are not eligible for benefits. some applicants have to provide information on citizenship status of others who live with them. >> new york stock exchange says its test run of twitter's ipo was a success. it was the first time the exchange did a mock ipo to avoid technical problems that hindered facebook's debut. there's plan plans to sell 20 million shares between $20. it is expected to go public before the end of the next month. >> twitter certainly is working in alaska, where folks are talking about the winds
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barrelling through because of this - center of low pressure. as it's tracking along the islands and just a little further to the east, air is rushing through the mountains from higher pressure in accurately alaska, creating wind speets getting faster -- speeds getting faster as they squeeze through the mountain pass, we had a 52 miles per hour and we'll see the powerful wind gusts through the course of the next 24 hours. now, as you can see, not a black screen but in alaska these are the circular areas where there's a high wind warning impacting through tomorrow. about noon is when we expect the winds to ease as the center of low pressure continues east ward. getting hammered with powerful winds potentially damaging winds, even down to anchorage and the basin, we have the potential of stronger winds for you as we get into monday. more details on the whipped and
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the cold -- wind forecast and the cold forecast coming up >> from weather to sport. darren hayes is here with the headlines. the world series is in full swiping. >> the red sox and cardinals are back at it in st louis for game 3. we are in the top of the eighth innings. currently the cardinals have a 4-2 lead right now over the boston red sox. in the action matt holly day and ber likes ina got the -- berlina got the game going. boston tied in the sixth. the cardinals have a 4-2 lead in this one. moving on - as far as an nba basketball, the lakers pre-season game, michael antony put the party to rest saying koby bryant will not play in the opener against the clipers. bryant tore an acl achilles in
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april and strived to return. there has been mixed signals as to his progress. indications were that it was unlikely that he'd play. alabama is number one in college football. they stomped over tennessee. aj mckurin passed for 275 yards and two tup down, one to amarry cooper for 54 yards in the first quarter. tjyeldon scored on three. yeldon finishes with 72 yards, 15 carries as alabama roles 45-10 over tennessee. that's a look at the sports headlines. >> thank you. still ahead on al jazeera america, there are more refugees now than at any other time since 1994. it's part of special coverage this weekend - we look at who they are, why they are leaving and where they are going. also - we are used to seeing ngos and other aid organisations
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in haiti and afghanistan. next we talk about one working in new york city.
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in new york city in new york city
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and all this week al jazeera america is looking into the increasing number of desperate people around the world willing to risk everything for a better life. the u.n. days not since 1994 have there been so many refugees. war is the number one cause. u.n. says more than half of all refugees come from five countries - afghanistan, iraq, syria, sued jan and some article -- sued jan and somalia. >> afghanistan tops the lift. one in every 12 are afghan, and the majority in pakistan and iran. seeking a better life abroad can be filled with difficulties. the routes are dangerous, in cramped conditions on small boats or trucks. along the way refugees may face extortion and abuse. recent shipp wrecks in the
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mediterranean killed hundreds of migrants, putting pressure on european leaders. the danger has not stopped people trying to reach europe's shores. >> thousands of asylum seekers, particularly from afghanistan and the middle east head to indonesia each year to make the voyage across the indian ocean to australia - heading to a new life, fleeing war, political unrest and pv erty -- poverty. indonesia has not signed the 1951 u.n. refugee convention, leading to the problem of human smuggling. we are covering the story from both angles. andrew thomas reports from sydney, australia and steph, first, in indonesia. >> yes, this is a major escape route here in west java on the beach. the stretch is near to christmas island in australia. a little over 300km away by sea.
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so many asylum seekers from afghanistan, iraq, myanmar, they show up here in the middle of the night. they've been transported by puglers who are active in indonesia, pay thousands and try to reach the australian coast. many are not making it. hundreds died at sea in the last couple of years, and others are intercepted by police. a group of 230 ro hinga refugees from mine mar failed to make it this far, as you can see in the report for the special coverage of escape routes. >> this man was arrested transporting around 230 rohinga, seeking rev guj from myanmar. police were tip off and six trucks were intercepted. this man was the only man arrested. he said he was threatened into
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becoming a smug lerp. >> translation: i told them i was not going ahead. the man screamed that they'd burn my trucks and threatened me with a gun. >> police are looking for the head of the smuggling syndicate. a police officer is suspected of being involved. the rohinga asylum seekers were not retained as illegal immigrants. they are in the same village they started from - afraid and in shock. these are the rohinga asylum seekers leaving last week, trying to reach australia, paying $3,000 to a smuggler promising safe pass ige. they are broke but straight to make the journey by boat. all have been stuck in indonesia for eight months or longer. many tried three times to leave by boat. >> translation: we don't trust the smugglers. we spent our money.
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even though we don't trust then, we have to try. we have no choice to reach australia. we receive no help in indonesia. >> indonesia has not signed the u.s. convention onrefugees, and authorities are blamed for not doing much to stop the smuggling, or making a profit on it. >> translation: i have not dealt with police officers involved in smuggling. i have heard the allegations. >> more often police allow asylum seekers to escape after being paid a bribe. only one rohinga family of 230 asylum seekers is held by immigration officials, because they have no money left. the same happened to a group of pakistanis. >> they demand money $500 each person. $4,000 - $4,000, $500 - some people have $600. every police have a different
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amount. >> to run away. >> to help to run away. >> it's rare for police to arrest the leaders of the smug lipping syndicates. we -- smuggling syndicates. we meed a man said to be responsible. he is, according to police, responsible for smuggling thousands. the man is optimistic he'll soon be free. >> this man may not be so lucky. >> well, nearly 10,000 asylum seekers are stuck in limbo in indonesia, many are in dire conditions, because they don't receive help. they are desperate to go to australia. they know that the australian government has tightened their refugee policies over the last couple of month, and it will be difficult for them to be accepted. they say they can't go home, and they can't stay here. so they have no other choice than to risk their lives, and the lives of little children.
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often they take little chiften and go and -- children with them, and go and try again. >> if they can't go home and can't stay there - what happens to the onces turned back? -- ones turned back? >> well, they basically are in this limbo. they are trying - they talk to the people smugglers. officially as you see in the report, they have to be detained by immigration officials in indonesia. the immigration officials and police are not interested in taking care of the asylum seekers. you have to think thousands are coming to indonesia, they have a lot of problems by itself already. basically they are stuck here, and they don't get help. the group of rohinga - 400 are in bad conditions. they said, "we have no choice, we will risk our lives again." >> it is a heart-breaking story.
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thank you. >> we want to turn to andrew thomas in sydney, australia. this is such a split sized issue in australia. what does this mean in practice -- poll ittisised issue in australia. what does this mean in practice? >> australia has an island continent with defined borders. australia's politicians and the public at large don't like the borders violated by what some describe as queue jumpers. if the asylum seekers have genuine claims for refugee status, they should make them in other countries, not make the dangerous journeys to australia, going after a better life here. many arriving are economic migrants, after a better life, not really flees per cent accusation. what is happening is as people arrive on christmas island they are nut a -- put in a detention center on the island.
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they were then transferred to detention centres around australia, like this one in sydney. they were kept in prison-like conditions for months, sometimes years, while their status as refugees were assessed. eventually most are found to be genuine refugees, and most ended up as permanent residents in australia. the trouble is, as far as politicians see it, it encouraged more people to make the same journey. as steph said in her reports the policy has been toughened up so no longer do people spend time in detention centres like this, but are transferred to other country, nauru, a typy pacific island nation or pap , and in -- or pap ua new guinea, and their status is assessed under those laws and if found to be refugees - they are not settled in australia - either in nauru or patch ua new guinea or --
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pap papua new guinea or linger for years. it's a tough policy, hoping that people don't get on the boats, so they don't sink and drown and from people claiming to be genuine asylum seekers. if they are, they should claim it elsewhere. it's a tough, cruel policy. it pushes the misery, the suffering beyond australia's shores. they don't have to deal with it here, it's up to other countries. in weeks the government in australia put pressure on other asian neighbours to toughen policies too. the immigration minister has been in malaysia and has encouraged them to toughen visa requirements to stop people going through there and ending in australia. >> how popular is the controversial policy with the general public in australia? >> well, you get a mix of views.
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people, of course, here have compassion. i don't want to paint australia as a racist country that doesn't care about refugees. there's a feeling in australia. the phrase they use is giving things a fair go. they don't like people bending rules. politicians say there's a system. people can go to refugee camps, make asylum claims if they are genuine, they'll be resettled in other countries. in practice people can spend years in camps. there's no queue as such in places like afghanistan. so what are people expected to do? nevertheless the government here says that if people are genuine, that's what they will do. in terms of general popularity both mainstream parties adopted harsh policies. you'd have to think there are votes in it. when i talk to people in the streets. people that decided elections did want something to be done about the borders being
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violated - as many saw it. having said that there's a smaller grooep party speaking out -- green party speaking out for refugee rights. the politicians in the main parties tapped into greater sentiments which is to lock australian borders and keep refugees out. >> thank you both tonight. >> still to come on al jazeera america - an arrest has been made after a ride malfunctions at a state fair. who is responsible is next. business owners band together on one state with a message for customers - you are entering a gun-free zone.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. here is a look at the headlines tonight: [ chants ] protesters gather in washington demanding answers over nsa spying, opposing what they say is unlawful monitoring
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of americans by the u.s. government. privacy advocates urge congress to reform the legal framework that supports nsa's secretive online data gathering >> the justice department will release evidence in a criminal case. a legal u.s. resident is accused of working for a terrorist organization. the case is likely to set the stage for a supreme court appeal. despite problems at healthcare.gov, heath and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is praising part of the site. she says the data hub, verifying income and identity is a model of efficiency. kathleen sebelius has been under fire for the websites problems. the administration promises it will be fixed by the end of november. >> the five people accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks argued against the death penalty. the lawyers say the cia violated the men's rights by torturing them.
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we have more from guantanamo bay. >> one of the major issues dominating the pre-trial here at guantanamo was the matter of torture. the defense wants to bring into the discussion the un's convention against torture, allowing the five men accused of gaining the 9/11 attacks to receiving for the torture since being in custody between 2003 and 2006. one part of the strategy was for a defence lawyer to bring in outside counsel who specialises in international war crimes and the matter of torture. cheryl borman was not allowed to bring in tony caddman to talk about what he saw. here is something of what mr caddman had to say to reporters friday evening. >> if you don't deal with the issues now, it will cloud the
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entire judicial process. i think this is a defining moment for the u.s. i think everybody looks at the u.s. as a beacon of human rights and democracy. this is setting the u.s. back almost to the dark ages. >> even though the five defense teams have entered a number of motions trying to get more evidence about the cia's rep digs program entered as evidence in this trial, they have taken the step of writing to u.s. president barack obama, asking him to declassify the rep digs program -- rendition program because without the information people in the united states will know more about how their clients were treated than they'll be able to say in open court. in a defense course they say a case that involves the defense penalty is inexcusable. >> what do the defense think of this? >> the public will know what the prosecution knows. our case in chief will be to the public. there won't be secret evidence.
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>> the next pre-trial hearing in the 9/11 case will not be heard until december. during that time you will see more efforts to bring up more of the questions about torture, and how it might affect the outcome of the trial brought into play in a number of filings. there's no possibility of the trial starting at this point before 2015. >> hawaii is the next state expected to consider gay marriage. if the bill pass, hawaii could issue marriage licences and perform ceremonies for same-sex couples as early as november 18th. the case that led to the creation of the federal defense of marriage act in 1996 started in hawaii. the supreme court struck down. this time last year new york city was bracing for super storm sandy. the storm flooded the streets of the queens, destroyed homes and
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forced heath care centres to clothes. most have not reopened. an -- close. most have not reopened. an international agency is stepping in. >> so in this room what do we need to get started. >> dr amber featherstone is stocking up on supplies. the the heath center will open in a week. it's a routine procedure for doctors of the world, an organization that operates around the globe in war zones. this is new york city, in the rocca ways. before the hur cape this was a -- hurricane, this was a medically underserved area. doctors have not been able to return since the hurricane. files have been washed away. services have not been started up. >> 20 miles from the financial hub, this area is still struggling. this is south queens, home to 130,000 people. during the storm much of the area was flooded.
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electricity and public transportation was cut off, forcing businesses like healthcare providers to shut, and some of repairs are ongoing. 57-year-old howard cowan walked 26 blocks to visit the clippic. he walked with his mother. the rocca ways and health care providers are reluctant to set up shops. >> for those who are seniors or about to be one, there has been a rise of depression in this area. just fear, tremendous fear. if i had a heart attack, where do i go. >> before sandy financial problems forced a shutdown of health care facilities. now there's only one full service hospital for the 15 neighbourhoods. doctors of the world hopes to be a second choice, offering residents free primary and preventive care like diabetes and cancer screenings. >> at the end of the day everyone is human. i think we are all the same people with the same basic sets
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of needs. whether you are not receiving health care because, you know, you are caught in a war zone or whether it's because you are in an underserved community and the industrialised world, i don't think those needs necessarily change. >> people who live here and watch health options wash away say having the clinic open is a tremendous relief. >> police made an arrest in an stent that injured -- accident that injured five people at a fair on thursday. the ride operator will be charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. the ride had been tampered with. >> talking to witnesses and ride operators through the investigation, working with the department of labour, we determined that this ride was tampered with after the inspection, and that critical safety devices were tampered with and compromised.
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>> three of the five hurt are still in the hospital. >> sandy hook elementary school is being torn down. a demolition crew is taking apart the building where a gunman killed 20 children and six school staffers. it will take a month to finish. town officials are committed to rebuilding a new school on the same site. >> in seattle 100 businesses declared themselves gun-free zones, posting signs saying, "no firearms welcome." tonya reports on whether it's an act of symbolism or substance. >> price point has been here for 18 years. every famous musician has been kicked out. >> seattle said 5-point cafe was one of the first businesses to go gun free. >> i like guns. i don't think people need to carry guns to get a hamburger. >> the owner, at the urging of
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the mayor helped to recruit other businesses to declare themselves gun-free zones. >> if a lot of private businesses get together and ban gun, it makes carrying guns an unfrequently thing in seat. it changes the conversation around gun ownership. >> this week another business joined that conversation - the 100 since august. it doesn't take much to do it - sip up online -- sign up online and display a sticker. the businesses are taking action bus the city couldn't. >> for years guns were tried to be banned but the washington court ruled cities could not regulate. private businesses can. they can tell people to wear shoes and shirts and leave their bups elsewhere. >> -- guns elsewhere. >> alan founded the second amendment foundation in 1974.
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his group a fighting a campaign for stricter background checks for gun sales. as for gun free zones, there are thousands of businesses in seatle. >> they don't stop crimes from happening, they don't make people safer, but it's private property. if a person wants to do it and alienate gun owners that shop or spend money, it's their privilege do so. >> owner dave minor says he has not lost business but has seen threats of boycott and bad reviews. declare his business gun free, for him, is a statement worth making. >> it's symbolic. we don't think by declare gun free zones that it will end gun violence. in a political battle symbolism has an effect. it's important. >> the antigun violence group washington seize fire is
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coordinating the campaign. its leaders groups and other parts of the program have approached them to get similar groups up and running. >> a wisconsin company at the end of a listeria outbreak is recalling more products. it's the third recall for garden fresh food. a recall of 150 tonnes of meet occurred yesterday on top of 670 pound deemed no good this month. 19,000 pounds of meet were recalled, back on september 25th. >> palestine farmers in the outline west bank are struggling to earn a living the the environmental makes it difficult to grow crops. meantime israel has designated prime land for nature reserve. we have more. >> this is a picturesque valley
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in the north of the west bank. for farmers, life is difficult. this summer israeli officials marked with red paint 2,000 olive and citrus trees for destruction. >> i was working on my land when people from the parks authority arrived. they are marking trees younger than two years. i told them to leave trees alone. they were planted more than 10 years ago. >> israeli authorities told al jazeera the area was declared a nature reserve... >> israel's decision to declare the area a nature reserve and harassment by settlers created limits on the land farmers can cultivate, or in the case of livestock farmers, where they can take cattle. he used to own 25 cows, now it's down to seven.
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>> translation: since declaring the area a native reserve, we can't get tractors in or get toed ir for the app -- get tracts in for fodder. >> palestine farmers say the israelly farmers designated this area a nature reserve to stop them using the land. at the same time some of the jewish settlements surrounding the valley create environmental problems of their own. >> above the valley two industrial settlements, including this one pump discharge downhill to areas with animals graze. >> translation: i think the waste water coming from the factories contains toxic materials. many animals suffered intestinal poisoning. we see a lot of rashes in the humans, and food poichg amongst children. >> elsewhere there has been deadly water. scientists at the university confirmed to al jazeera that it contains untreated sewerage. wherever it comes from, the
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farmers say in this pollution is the real threat to the area's beauty. while they struggle to make a living in a tough environment. >> well, the world series moves to st louis where the red sox and cardinals look to take the leave. darren hayes with that story next. >> and the commercialisation of buddha brings a religious controversy to thailand.
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>> buddhist is considered a symbol of peace. in thailand the holy symbol is thought to be disrespected.
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this report from bangkok. >> for visitors arrive in thailand it's a giant billboard difficult to miss, "don't disrespect buddhism", paid for by knowing buddha, a group campaigning against offensive use of buddha's im ig. from the tops of toilet seats to commercialism, it causes fingerprints to millions of buddhists worldwide. >> we expect once we address the issue and people are aware of this campaign, we believe that we can make the world lisp to us. it's -- listen to us. it's time to speak out. if the offenders don't listen to petition, products are boycotted. with 95% of thailand's population, images of buddha are sin on mouse, finding their way
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into trinkets. it presents campaigners into cases of misuse. for def out buddhas. some im ims use are offensive, none more so than when it is tattooed on the body. tattoo parlours are gearing up for a rush of travellers seeking to etch their bodies. the face of buddha is becoming increasingly popular. tattoo parlour owner sees no problem with that. hindu gods, as well as buddist script tours adorn his body. he says it's his form of workship. trance trans-buddha's image -- >> translation: buddha's image is about art. if it's below the waist line, no matter the religion, we'll refuse to do it. >> it is said that is not enough. >> the body is reduced to have sex. it's an obvious case. you should never have it into
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the body. the thai government resisted calls to legislate against tattooing, but the prospect it might sounds an alarm for those concerned about how to implement such a law. >> they have the tattoo coming. they are arrested or they are harassed. what you going to do with this? it's going to be very serious. >> almost completely buddhist, but with a secular government. religious tolerance is one of thailand's greatest assets. a virtue worthy of buddha himself. >> >> the big question - who will take the lead in the series. >> it's a tight one right now. a lot of people wonder who will take the lead. for this one the world series is down to a best of the five
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series. do you know what, the red sox and cardinals are even. game 3 win in st louis couldn't mean more to both teams. 11 out of the last 12 world series champions won game 3. the cardinals have a 2-0 lead in the first, and then a 2-0 lead, then matt halliday had an rbi double making it 4-2. bovtion ties it -- boston ties it up at 4 after a single by zhanneder bow gart. the score is tied 4-4. >> org gen is the -- oregon is the only undefeated team. ucla knocking on the ducks' door. the tough stretch tarts this week with the brewins and stanford, number 9, next week. first quarter check this out. wow. part the red sea for rodney
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hardrey, taking the fake putt 66 yards, taken down on the ucla 8-yard line. anthony thomas playing after missing three weeks with an ankle. second quarter, brett hugley pitching for the 11 yard pass. 14-14 at the break. that's all she wrote for ucla. these are the fastest ducks for the mississippi. oregon scoring 28 unanswered points. oregon rolls in this one 42-14. >> the last time minnesota beat nebraska let's say during that year senator john f kennedy announced candidacy for president. a guy named elvis presley ended a stint in the army, and for me - my parents were not old enough to have kids.
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1960 was the year. nebraska was in trouble. second quarter down. turns out philip nelson and derek pumped up after that. 17-3 ball game there. also going into this one, second quarter - this is taylor martin ez back after missing a month with turf toe. sam cotton there for the touchdown. it it was a 139 yard pass. it will stay that way. less than a minute to go with nelson. it was minnesota longest streak. >> johnny manziel and the aggies looking to bounce back. if anyone wonders how long the football ipp jury - would it affect manziel's injury - no. he goes 10 for 10 on the first drive for a touchdown. the aggies were rolling.
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56-24 in that ball game. >> moving on - quarter backs - well, quarterbacks in this one dominated the story line this season. despite the exploits of peyton manning and andrew lu., ft -- lu. u --s luft most stories centered on tampa bay's player. as rush im scuffed are sher een williams, frooemman's injuries sets the stage for christian ponder in minnesota. >> ages ago we called christ jan ponder the future of the minnesota vikings. i guess we call him the past or the present. he's the starter. josh freeman had concussion-like symptoms on stews. christian -- on tuesday. christian ponder was the starter until the rib injury. castle was started and josh
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freeman, who locked like the future of the vikings and back to christian ponder. this is a chance to show he is the future. the last win against the green bay packers last year in week 17. >> you are what your record says you are as the greats said. kansas city chief - are they the best team in the league? >> the chiefs are the best team now. they have the best record. that doesn't mean they'll be the best at the end. we see that year after year, the best team in the middle season is not the best team at the end of the season. the chiefs have that going. they are allowing few ir than 12 points a game. they have 35 sacks. offence is the problem. alex smith, i know, is 27 and 5 and 1 in the last three years as a starter. he has to play better in the playoffs and have more than the touch downs he has now to get them over the hump. >> some people are jumping off
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the bronkos band wagon, are the bronkos favourite. we start to see the flaws in their team. the defense was not all that good. 30 in total. they have to get the defense going. von miller was supposed to give it a lift. he didn't do that. we think they'll get better, but the turnovers killeded them with -- killed them with minus two and peyton not protected. they don't have the receiver to get down the field, go vertical and break up the defence. they have problems now. they are awfully good because of peyton manning. they have to keep him out and get better on defense. >> the fast week in the nfl was brutal in terms of injuries, big names included. which team will feel the biggest impact. >> i think you have to go quarterback when you talk
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injuries. the biggest jake cutler, he is the quarterback and the bears played well with him at quarterback. josh is 13 and 20 as a starter, and the bears collapsed a couple of years ago. normally they can rely on the defence. but this puts the bears in a tough spot. they think mark tresman is better able to absorb the lose. it will be big for j cutler for him being out. he's a free agent. we'll see how valuable he is to the bear's offence while he's ou. >> that is a look at sport. >> thank you. rebecca next with weather.
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a thip in the air, fall -- nip in the air, fall is here. temperatures down in the south and south-east. now a blast of cold air coming out of canada - this time bringing know to the west.
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we talked about a storm coming into alaska. wind gusts are building 40 to 50 miles per hour. the highway warning begins at midnight in alaska time. it's not started yet and wind gusts are that strong. we'll monitor the storm system. there'll be another dropping alongside the rockies and the cold air starting to brush portions of northern minnesota, and northern michigan. places with snow earlier in the week - we look at the snow depth collected by noah. quite a bit of snow has come down for canada, and a little up on the parts of the low mountains riding up the east coast through parts of maine. we'll see a pattern of storm systems rolling out - it will warm up, cool off, warm up and
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cool off. this is typical as we get close to the winter freezes. temperatures in the 40s and 50s. here is newark 65 with a few showers in your area. tomorrow morning you'll get a day starting in the 20s to low 30s in the northern midwest. let's talk about the storm hitting montana. this is going to bring big winds for the columbia bach, yakka ma valley. winds gusts down to 50 k/hr. possibly the strongest winds in parts of western montana and northern idaho. the know will be impressive. that comes down 4-7 inches in the plains and valleys. wind gusts will bring the cold air down. orders of idaho and utah 30-40 degrees cooler than the weekend. enjoy the mild air that we have left for the fall. we'll cool off across the board.
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