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>> welcome to al jazeera america, i'm richelle carey. here are the stories we're followining for you. a drone strike kills a well-known taliban leader. the shooting at lax, we are learning more about the man would open fired at los angeles international airport. eric snowdon could be traveling from russia to germany. >> the pakistani government has demanded a meeting with the u.s.
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ambassador to protest the drone attack that killed the leader of the taliban leader in pakistan, hakimullah mehsud. >> reporter: this is seen as a major blow to taliban in pakistan may have a struggle for power in succession, and a serious blow for the government of pakistan, which was at preliminary talks. they were to arrive saturday to hold talks. so, indeed, the peace prospects are now out of the question, and of course a big blow is seen to be delivered to theter ricky taliban, they would not be able to recover from this any time soon. it will be soon to see if if they go for punitive attacks.
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and they are now on red alert. >> we go to the university of denver, the u.s. embassy is not commenting yet, but what do you make about the ambassador being summoned to pakistan to talk about that? what do you make of that? >> reporter: the pakistani government are upset about this assassination because there are peace talks under way. the pakistan government was about to meet with hakimullah mehsud. but before they could hold peace talks the leader of the taliban was assassinated, and this deeply upsets the pakistani government. >> what affect do you think this will have on the peace talks? and will it spark new violence? >> yes, it will spark new violence. there will effectively be no peace talks. it send pakistan down a spiral
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of violence. i think the country is bracing itself for more attacks on government targets and civilian targets. >> why--why--why execute the strike then. i understand that u.s. interest and pakistani interests are not the same. >> that's exactly it. there is a lack of coordination between the united states and the pakistani government. there is a deep fissure, and pakistani government is deeply against these drone strikes. they view as a violation of their sovereignty. the united states feels they're pursuing attacks on individuals who are deemed to have blood on their hands. and the pakistani government has internal problems on its hands trying to diminish the threat that taliban poses to the pakistani society. it's trying to engage in some sort of dialogue to resolve this
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issue. of course, now that's going to be pushed back way down--way into the future because the effective leader of the pakistani taliban was assassinated today, and the pakistani government will pay a price for that. >> what do we know about the new leader? >> we don't know. it will be a battle of succession. it will take some time before a new leader emerges. hkimullah mehsud was the official leader of the pakistani taliban, so it will be seen what happens in the aftermath. if they push for peace talks or if there is a militant agenda. >> thank you so much. the day after a deadly shooting in los angeles international airport the search for answers continues. the website tmz posted a website showing the chaos at the airport. the gunman walked into terminal
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three, pulled out a rifle and started shooting. anthe gunman was shot by police, and he is now in police custody in a hospital in los angeles. we're learning more about the shooter, the suspect, rather, lets be clear. what else do we know about him? >> reporter: well, good morning to you, at this point, short, the suspect, was reportedly shot in the face by airport police as she tried to subdue him yesterday. as for a potential motive we're starting to learn more about what may have led him to take part of this shooting. he had text his brother about shouts of suicide. and then yesterday morning his father, the suspect's father,
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contacted new jersey police, who in turn contacted the lapd. they did a welfare check here in los angeles. that's when they talked to roommates. they said that they saw him on roommates and everything appeared to be okay, but richelle, not everything was okay. >> there are passengers that had to make their way out of the airport, and clearly, it's still a crime scene as well. >> reporter: absolutely. the investigation continues. terminal three retains shut down. the airport is slowly trying to return to normal. this is the nation's--the world's sixth busiest airport, so when this happened yesterday more than 700 flights were affected. but at this point passengers on those flights in terminal three are being told to contact the airlines directly for guidance as to what to do.
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some of those airline airlines,i had an opportunity to walk through the terminal. many passengers were forced to spend the night with simply nowhere to go. they're feeling the after affects. i had an opportunity to speak with them about their ordeal. >> our flight was canceled twice, and they got us supposedly on the 7:00 a.m. flight, and that's been canceled as well, so. >> reporter: and one final note, richelle, we're learning more about that tsa agent who was shot and killed. he is 39-year-old father of two. his family said that he has been working here at lax for about three years. they say he is a devoted father, and he was beloved by his coworkers. in fact, richelle, next week he was set to celebrate his 40th birthday. >> simply doing his job and didn't even make it to 40 years old, stephanie, thank you so
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much. the suspect's parents live in new jersey. the suspect's family had received suicidal text messages from him this week. other people who. >> this just doesn't make sense. >> that explains why the cops were coming in here with with shotguns and everything. >> i'm still a little taken back. that's why i'm a little speechless to know this is a guy who did what he did to these people. my heart is broken. my heart is just broken. >> the shooting has raised questions about the security at lax and other airports. dr. todd curtis spoke to us about these issues.
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>> this is someone who attacked tsa who is set up to do a variety of things but they were not set up with law enforcement power. however there is a layer of security at i remember which includes police and law enforcement support. that sort was very much evident at los angeles. that part of the system, having law enforcement protecting the security check point areas did actually work. they were able to take down this person. >> so when you say that, it sounds like you're saying this actually could have been a lot worse? >> certainly. from all appearances it looks like this was a lone lone persot someone with a coordinated group.
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they could have easily overwhelmed any checkpoint in this country. but the fact of the matter there is more than one way to protect the airport and the aircraft and to protect the people in that airport. certainly if this person had an intent to randomly kill passengers they don't have to go beyond the checkpoint. there are thousands of people in the non-secure area of the lax who would have been easy targets. but that was not the insend o tf this person. >> the germans are interested in bringing edward snowdon to berlin as a witness for angela merkel. >> edward snowdon shows every sign of going native. he met with the german mp of the
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green party. he said he would be willing to come to germany as a witness of the bugging of chancellor angela merkel's phone. >> made it clear that he would come if he could come in asylum. >> he might not be happy with the news that the federal security service in moscow is being given new powers to intercept telephone and e-mail communications. >> it was a very warm meeting with the germans and he. it was held at his own initiative. >> reporter: new powers have been given to russian intelligence services.
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they say it will violate citizens constitutional rights to confidential correspondence. >> it's going to be very serious. especially in next year's winter olympics in russia. i'm talking not only about telecommunications but wi-fi, laptops and smart phones. 90% of all your passwords will be broken. >> reporter: it's been alleged september's g-20 summit in st. petersburg the russians handed out free gifts to delegates of flash drives and chargers complete are trojan horse software. >> reporter: the reports are attempted to divert the allegations being leveled against washington. >> president obama is putting his support same-sex marriage
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equality in hawai'i. 4,000 people turned out to testify and in tha the final vos expect to pass same-sex marriage. >> meteorologist: it will be a nice fall-like afternoon. temperatures rising just slightly above average in spots. we have chilly readings across the plains and upper midwest. that's where readings are in the 30's. the front is now sitting offshore. temperatures two to 15 degrees cooler than 24 hours ago, and we'll continue to see that colder air pushing southward
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across our region as we get into the day on sunday. now for today we're expecting temperatures to stay cool around the great lakes. that's where we have a secondary front moving in. it's a few scattered light rain showers. these are some of the scenes you'll be greeted with. lots of reds, oranges around the area. it could be a nice afternoon and could dodge a slight sprinkle or two, but right along the front as it continues to move in. with that front we're not just talking rain but rain-snow mix with colder air, back to you. >> thank you. saying i don't. the fight in one country to end the practice of forcing girls into marriage, and why it's proving pretty difficult to change. plus anger boils over in france where farmers are say
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>> a final farewell for an american space hero. family and dignitaries will pay their respects to scott carpenter in colorado today. carpenter died october 10th at the age of 88. a public service will follow a private family funeral. he was the second astronaut to orbit the earth after john glenn. glenn is expected to speak at his memorial services. tear gas is raining down. the government has promised increases of more than $4 billion next year to reduce the national deficit. we're at the protest in france. >> reporter: several thousand people here in northwest france, they are furious about this
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so-called ecotax that their president, president hollande, wants to introduce. he has already backtracked slightly. he said he'll suspend it for more talks. but the people here want it scrapped all together. they say it will jeopardize their lively audiihoods. the area has been hit hard by factory closures, mainly in the food process business. they say they've been under cut where in the european union, they are particularly angry go germany who they say is under cutting them. but the economy has take an knock recently. just a week ago there were violent clashes with the police, rubber bullets were fired. tear gas was fired. protesters hurled missiles at the police. there were several injuries.
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president hollande backtracked and suspended th the tax for further talks. they've been promised more state aid but they're still not happy. the speeches being made here just before a big march of voicing that anger. >> thathat was in france. child brides are all too common in yemen. childrenned a young as eight are forced into marriage to men. but outlawing the tradition will not be easy. >> reporter: then nora was 11 years old she was forced to marry a man who was 45. she suffered years of physical and psychological abuse. today she is a leading activist fighting to ban child marriages.
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>> i was an innocent child. i was poor. so when they got me new clothes i felt great happiness. but everything changed. my husband was an alcoholic. the first time he took off his clothes you can imagine what happened to a child. she fled her abusive husband many times only to be turned back by her parents. she suffered miscarriages and internal bleeding. a traum traumatizing experiencet affected her and her children. she has been taking anti-depressants for years. >> because of all that i have gone through i feel scared when i think about my daughter. i don't want her to marry. i want her to continue her studies. she has not been able to forget the beatings that i suffered for years. >> reporter: after a long legal battle nora has been granted a divorce. and her work to fight child
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marriages seems to have paid off. the charter would set the minimum age for marriage at 18. some clerics and tribal leaders say they will block the motion as the country transitions to elections early next year. >> we don't have any problems related to child marriage. most of the cases are fabricated as foreign institution countriee their institutions on yemen. >> a had-year-olweddings in yemt always this happy. this is a country where marrying off young girls to older men is a common practice. we may never know the exact number of child brides because
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yemen is a conservative society, and anyone who speaks out against forced marriage may find themselves rejected by their family. >> here a storyteller praises yemen's past but it's the present that will shape the country's future. a future where underage marriage will finally be considered a crime. >> it's called the day of the dead. but it's actually a time for celebrating life. more on this unique cultural holiday coming up. al jazeera america
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>> the pakistani government has called the u.s. ambassador to explain the reasoning behind the drone attack that killed pakistan taliban leader
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hakimullah mehsud. the leader was killed by an u.s. drone strike on friday along with three other people. mehsud was responsible for the attack in afghanistan. pakistan government say it violates their national sovereignty. the police continue to investigate the tsa shooting that left one agent dead. the shooter took an assault rifle from the bag and began shooting. he is in custody after being shot several times by the police. edward snowdon wants to b te u.s. to stop treating him like a traitor. the former nsa contractor is being recruited by germany as a witness in an inquiry into merkel's cell phone tap.
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>> meteorologist: goods saturday to you. i'm meteorologist eboni deon. one frontal boundary draping itself across parts of florida. that's where we're seeing the showers and thunder. elsewhere across the country we're quiet but we're certainly going to be cooling down especially in the northeast. but we want to give a closer look at the rain falling here into gainesville and around tampa and orlando. any travel plans here u you'll need to take it slow. the rain has been heavy at times and we could be in line for gusting winds with the thunderstorms that develop. with keep that in mind as you travel through central florida. we clear out nicely, and it's close in vicinity, so we're going to seep just a few clouds hugging our coast line. we have another frontal boundary on the move. that's triggering mainly rain showers for the day but we're going to get a punch of colder
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air moving southward and that brings a rain-snow mix into the pittsburgh area. today, mainly clouds and sunshine could see a sprinkle around the d.c. area. we're drying out the fall air mass will take shape sunday. 55 degrees for a high. and on monday the temperatures won't make it out of the 40s. as we get into the next 48 hours here is a look at the timing of it all. today we'll see mild temperatures, 60s and 70s. but by the time we make it no monday afternoon all this blue saiding indicates high temperatures only in the 40s. richelle, back to you. >> the day of the dead celebrates friend and family who have died. we look at the report on the push to preserve one woman's legend. >> reporter: it's a legend that still sends chills through mexicans nearly half a
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millennium later. a tragic tail of what happened when this country was conquered by spain. it's enacted every year on the canal where the aztec empire once stood. one indigenous woman enslaved decides to kill her own children rather than give them up. frantic with guilt she drowns herself. >> she's an integral part of the mexican culture, and we've all heard her cry at least once. we tell her story so she's not forgotten that when people hear her wail they're not frightened but try to understand her pain. >> reporter: condemned, the wailer spends the rest of eternity screaming and reminds mexicans of the pain and suffering of the conquest. a haunting tail performed in different versions around the day of the dead when mexicans honor loved ones no longer
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living. >> in mexico there is a lot of insecurity. the only certainty is death. this is why it's important to preserve this tradition, so future generations do not forget their roots. >> reporter: now they're making it part of the country's cultural inheritance. a move many here welcome. >> the only way to preserve our culture is by parting in them. they're beautifully and we need to protect them. >> reporter: so for generations to come mexicans will hear the cry. mexico city. >> thank you for watching al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. "the stream" is up next. you can always go to our website for updates at we're going to leave you now with the celebration in boston, come on, they're the world champs. it's online and in these fabulous boats. it's a tradition. it's what they do in boston.
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yeah, a lot of strike outs. they go it. all those ks enjoy your celebration in boston.


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