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aid is pouring into the philippines from around the world as desperation spreads in the hard-hit islands and tie foon haiyan left hundreds dead and hundreds of thousands homeless and without food and water. the spiritual leader may be worth billions and accused of seizing the wealth from ordinary irans and heading off a polio out break among refugees and an effort underway to vaccinate children. >> as long as people need the portraits and i can draw them i will do it. >> reporter: a vietnam vet on a mission to use his talents to honor fellow soldiers who gave their lives for america.
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♪ good morning and welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie si, it has now been five days since typhoon haiyan devastated the philippines and in the aftermath there is a humanitarian crisis and people are without shelter and there are reports of mass braves and bodies lining the streets. some desperate survivors resorted to looting and they have a state of national calamity. >> we declare today a state of national calamity to hasten the movements of the government on rescue relief and rehabilitation efforts on the provinces effected. >> reporter: aid is coming too late for those without food, water and medicine for days. the government now estimates the death toll at nearly 1800,
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support for storm victims is trickling in from the u.s. military and 5,000 troops we deployed today aboard the uss george washington and will arrive in 2-3 days and with the recovery we are joined in the philippines by al jazeera craig leeson and you were at the airport today and what is the situation on the ground and are you meeting survivors that are hungry and thirsty? >> well, that is correct. the c 130 hurclues on a rotational basis bringing the ill and sick and injured and survivors who just wanted to get out of their disaster area and who could blame them. they were escorted straight away to a military hospital and we have just come back from the military hospital and has been operating almost 24/7 since the disaster began and it's a
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chaotic scene there and trauma to the limbs and cuts and bruises and facial injuries and broken bones. things were on obvious display to us and a lot of trauma within the emotions that people were experiencing because many of them had stories to tell of how they lost their families. so a very traumatic place to be and certainly a busy place for only two doctors that were working there while we were there this afternoon. >> i can only imagine. 10,000, craig, is the number being thrown around as a final death toll but we hear it could be double that. what is your sense? >> well, i certainly think that is correct. and at the very start of this tragedy, the governor of the island said that he believed it could get as high as 30,000 and that was when the philippine
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government had a head count of around 100. this did catch the brunt of the typhoon. it was the eastern sea board where the typhoon first landed and that messy wall of water that came across and surged in the villages and rose as high as coconut trees who tried to escape them and we talked to them this afternoon and talking about those coming in from tacloban to escape the disaster and people waiting to go back in and many were there during the disaster and came out and they had to courage to go back in because they wanted to take in their own food and their own supplies to their families who they said were surviving without. they were overcoming what was clearly a trauma to themselves just to get in there to feed their families and we spoke to one doctor there who said he was forced to use pliers and perform
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surgery in a house that had no roof on 4-5 people a day just to stitch them up. he would come back to get the proper sutures and bandages to do the job properly. >> that is incredible. the stories you just told and it took five days for the government to make a statement regarding the disaster there. the president has finally declared the country in a state of calamity. are people upset it took so long for the government to react? >> well, i think the government because of the past history was very hesitant about the way that it treated this. and i don't think that anyone, the government included knew how bad this was and certainly that did not become apparent until the aerial surveys had been done and we still don't know the extent of this because there are regions that have not been able to access the roads that are covered with telegraph polls and
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trees and bridges are still down so it's still a disaster area and still very difficult to get into. but they did that for a very specific reason and it was very precise acknowledgment of how they feel that this typhoon has effected the country. don't forget the country has been hit by disaster after disaster and 19 typhoons a year and had an earthquake that killed hundreds of people just a month ago and that gives one a sense of how the government feels that this disaster is on its own scale. so it wasn't unexpected and they also wanted to control the looting and the troops heading in there today should be able to do that very soon. >> you have to wonder if you can call it looting when the people are so desperate for basic food at this point not to mention there are storms overhead and al jazeera craig is joining us this morning from the providence in the philippines and thank you, craig.
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right,000 much-needed supplies are piling up at an airport in the philippines to get food, water and medicine to areas hit hard by the typhoon but having a hard time finding places for the planes to land and we are in northern saboo, one of the hardest hit areas hit by the typhoon. >> it has attention from rescue workers so far. people here are quite desperate for food and water. this is basically an interesting area because driving through the island, there is no damage whatsoever and then suddenly you reach this area of complete destruction. the storm has landed here pretty harshly as well. i'm here in a little area where behind me six houses were just completely flattened through the storm and people in front of me and through the whole road along the whole road, children are holding up signs, huge signs saying help, we need food.
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so hundreds of children are on this road asking for help and food and so far only a few aid organizations have reached these people here. >> reporter: al jazeera's is reporting from northern saboo in the philippines and on the phone from that region is cat carter and ahead of the nonprofit organization save the children and on her way to tacloban, the city hit hardest by the typhoon and ms. carter thank you for your time and let's start with that, the children, how many have been effected by this disaster and in what ways? >> well, that is a really important question is how many and we simply don't know because the assessments are not completed now. we had a figure of 9 million and there are reports up to 12 million and you can estimate at least half of those will be children, at least half of those will be children severely effected by what they witnessed and what they have soon and looting parents and running out of food. this is a crisis for children at
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almost every level. >> what do you expect to see when you arrive in tacloban and what devastation are your colleagues reporting there. >> i have been having hot breaking conversations about what it looks like on the ground in tacloban and preparing myself mentally today and one of my colleagues who returned said every five people she had seen dead on the road, two of them were children. so every five bodies two were child sized. so that is something obviously that effected my colleagues very much and we are all preparing for. aport from that the devastation, the complete break down of basic supplies and services, and they need water and aid we are bringing in and the supplies are not available and we are flying in our tents or with our equipment so we can talk to each
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other. and it's from the bottom up and help is needed and the rescue teams themselves will need support to get this going. >> how difficult is it at this point to get to the communities that are maybe more isolated in tacloban and communities beyond that are not accessible bi-plane and by road? >> i mean, it's incredibly hard, looking at my journey here which is only from london down to sheeboo and to tacloban and that is 2 1/2 days and i'm not in tacloban and won't be there until early tomorrow and going through the devastated city and past that and the road and infrastructure is all gone and if we wanted a vehicle there probably isn't one driving down roads that were ruined and they don't exist and bridges are gone and collapsed and the roads are destroyed and trees across and dead bodies blocking the way. you can imagine it's crazy difficult to launch a massive scale aid operation with these
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kinds of constraints and agencies are struggling. >> is there a coordinated effort? there are a lot of agencies on the ground is there a coordinated effort to get people the essentials? >> absolutely. in any emergency aid agencies always work together so we can target. what we do essentially is sit down with other agencies and workout who has what and who has people where and support on the basics. the thing with the emergency is it's shelter, water, food, health and things like child protection and education and we need to cover all the basis and not just giving people when they also need water. so it needs effort and it's going to be. >> reporter: cat carter from save the children, we wish you and your colleagues luck on the ground there in the philippines. now some climate experts say nature and man may be to blame for the devastation in the philippines and the islands are centered in the world's most
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storm prone nation and low construction standards and rapidly growing population and taken together they proved deadly when haiyan hit and 40% of people live in cities of populations over 100,000 and tacloban hit hardest by haiyan saw the population triple in the last four decades and one-third of the homes were built with wooden walls and 1-7 homes had grass roofs. the typhoon destruction did not stop after that and went to vietnam and china and was weaker but still packed a punch. look at this. the ship was forced from its dock by rising water and powerful waves and you can see the boat eventually crashed into that bridge. this was in southern china. the storm is blamed for 14 deaths in vietnam and five in china and let's bring in
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metrologist nicole mitchell. >> and the storm is over with now and as we continue to look off you can see in the broad picture the remnants that were moving through china and that is a cloud cluster now and not so significant. what we are watching for the philippines including the area we just have been talking about tacloban that had a traumatic impact from the storm is we have thunderstorms this morning. this is an organized area, unorganized right now. it could eventually get the circulation and be named a depression and it doesn't matter if it's officially categorized or not because rain is not good in the area where people are homeless and things like trying to get rescue planes in with goods and supplies very difficult when you have thunderstorms in the area and of course any additional rain and areas that are already flooded and looking at a couple additional inches because of that, so that certainly is not needed by the people here as they are trying to recover in this area. so the weather is not a tropical system yet playing an impact.
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>> reporter: turn original the u.s. we are facing a drop in temperatures here, what can we expect? >> the bottom is kind of falling out. so expect to grab your layers and have them with you over the next couple days and this front has spread all the way southward across the country and all the way through the east coast, so the east coast this morning, temperatures are still mild because we had the blanket of clouds overnight to help insulate us but when it clears out tomorrow night it will drop like a rock, 14 in minneapolis and the 40s and 50s in the northeast will be replaced by some 20s and 30s tomorrow. and it goes so far southward that states such as oklahoma, 40s and 50s yesterday now around freezing. this is it for the growing season, if you have crops or plants outside this is a hard freeze we are looking at for this watch, these watches and warnings, so that is it. i'll have more on the specific temperatures coming up, in just a few minutes and back to you. >> thank you, nicole. figures are showing the impact
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of glitches and "the wall street journal" reports last week fewer than 50,000 americans signed up for medical insurance through the website and less than 10% of the administration's target and the figures don't include sign ups with state-run exchanges and blames the gichs and design flaws for the shortfall but won't comment on exact numbers. because of the problems they are asking for an alternative to "new york times" say they want a direct shortcut to let them sign up eligible for subsidies and the administration doesn't like that idea. the paper also reports the website's problems are blocking sign ups by those who qualify for medicaid. the door is closed to low-income applicants in 36 states for the last 6 weeks because the federal government has not been able to transfer files to state medicaid programs. it has been called europe's biggest crisis and staggering
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unemployment among young people and what they are doing to tackle the problem. a vietnam vet drawing inspiration for those soldiers who died in the line of duty and using art talents to pay it forward. and experimenting with a different kind of drone, unmanned planes to take off and land on aircraft carriers and could an add a dimension to u.s. military. a look at the snow falling in new jersey, an early winter? ♪
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good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie si, coming up, how european led deers are trying to get young people off the streets and into jobs but let's see what temperatures we will see across the nation today and nicole mitchell is back, nicole. >> i wish i had better news and a lot of people are not enjoying the cold snap out there and it's november and getting to that time of year. as i mentioned earlier it's so far south the cold air we have frost and freeze warnings all
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the way down to portions of texas and all through the south this morning. you can see northern parts of florida getting in on the act. so this front has really brought some dramatic cold air down from canada, the canadian air mass so temperatures this morning, you can see the dividing line and san antonio and 62 and cutting through texas this morning and you have the contrast. the temperatures going down in the northeast. so they will not get much warmer today because the front has gone through. if you want the cold stuff we are talking single digits in the midwest this morning, back to you. >> nicole thank you. it has been five days since typhoon haiyan devastated the philippines and the aftermath there is a humanitarian crisis and al jazeera erica pixy has the latest. >> relief operations are trickling in the philippines after super typhoon haiyan crushed the island nation on friday. nearly 10 million people are effected, some 700,000
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displaced. >> translator: we need water and medicine because a lot of people we are with are wounded and some are suffering from diarrhea and dehydration due to short analyzes of food and water. >> reporter: with winds gusting 230 miles per hour haiyan is one of the strongest storms to ever make landfall. while government officials confirmed more than 1700 people are dead, the full extent of the loss of life is expected to sharply increase as relief workers make their way into devastated areas that have not been reached. leaders in hard hit tacloban city has death toll of 500. badly injured people still do not have access to the medical care they need. >> translator: my daughter's wounds are open and bad and needs to be operated on but cannot be transferred because
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there is no transportation. >> reporter: no transportation because the storm smashed cars and trashed roads. power is cutoff to many areas and communication lines are still down making it impossible to get in touch with family. >> translator: please tell my family i'm all life. >> reporter: that includes american tourists. >> not a good idea to be here and the people that are here, relief will be here and i got to go tell my family i'm alive and there is no communication here at all. >> reporter: starting today soldiers are clearing paths through the debris so relief can get to the areas that need it most and estimate 2 1/2 million people need food, for many the situation is desperate. >> translator: i heard looters killed of 7 mall security guards. >> reporter: the mayor of tacloban said people need to realize the sad truth about the situation. >> you have to understand that the people here show some, and
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just a few, some violent problems because they are hungry, because they are thirsty. it's not because they want to harm anybody. >> reporter: still special forces are in place to keep the peace while initial estimates put the cost of the damage at $14 billion, the true price is being paid by the victims. still struggling to find their way to aid, five days after the storm. erica, al jazeera. >> reporter: the philippine economy is a victim of haiyan and they had prosperity before the storm killed thousands and levelled cities and say the storm devastated the farming, shipping and tourism and say it would have been worse if the capitol of manila would have been hit and the damage total could reach $14 million and the saboo is for out sourcing firms and tour rhythm ap a ship building center and the devastated city of the taclo
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bshg an is the capitol and farming is the key to economy there. half of the sugar cane fields and rice crops have been wiped out. unemployment with young people in europe has risen and 7.5 million europeans without work and the president is hosting a conference of european leaders in paris to talk about job creation strategies and al jazeera jockey roland has the story. >> this used to be a thriving port city. but in resent years local businesses have closed and few ships come to dock. and it's now one of the most economically depressed cities in france. and he runs a family business renting out cranes and lifting equipment. he recently recreated two young people and is trying to encourage other local businesses to do the same. but he says it's difficult to find suitably qualified
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candidates. >> translator: they don't know what companies you need and there are training courses offered and are they all good and meet the needs of companies? i'm not sure. >> reporter: help from a local initiative that aims to match young jobseekers with small businesses in the region and that is how he found him and hired him on a one-year training contract. >> translator: the job opportunities fail to us are advertised in college or internet and the competition is fierce and receive 5,000 applications for each vacancy. >> reporter: youth unemployment is one of the most intractable problems in france and young people in depressed northern towns like this there are fewer opportunities. the traditional industries of the region have been hit by competition from asia, now 1-3 young people is unemployed,
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higher than the national average and here are two of them. gala and alexandra and both out of work more than a year. gala wants to work this sales. alexandra is looking for a job in the building trade. they had so many rejections they have almost lost hope. >> translator: they don't really give us a chance. they say we lack experience and so on but if we are not given a chance to prove ourselves we will never get our experience. >> translator: i have been doing small jobs here and there but it's never led to anything serious and it has been a few days here and a few weeks there but nothing longer and it's really hard to find a real job. >> reporter: they believe there is no future for them in kali, their only hope now they think is to leaf the town. maybe even to leave the country. >> reporter: jackie from paris, thank you. here is what is making business news this morning, investors
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wonder how long the stock market record-setting performance can go on and futures are negative and could signal the market also be under pressure to keep this rally going, the dow jones is in record territory and opens at 15783. dow has advanced for five weeks and up 20% so far this year. s&p is 1771. a fraction away from the all-time high. overseas traders are reacting to warnings from companies and stocks are lower and asian are mixed and tokyo up 2% and hong kong has a loss and shanghai closing in the green. there is concern on wall street that stocks could be up for a let down but one inspector said he is not worried at all. >> you have the perfect scenario and as a result of low interest
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rates and corporate earnings and stock prices are rising and i fully expect stock prices to rise through the rest of the year. >> reporter: later this week we will have a snapshot of pending as walmart and mace sis have earnings and key for water street because it accounts for two thirds of the economy. the digital digital revolution is struggle and publishes papers and reports it's having trouble selling ads and sent the stock tumbling after hours and split from the entertainment business units in july. encouraging figures on the home front, fewer homeowners are falling behind on the mortgage payments and trans union said it is at an all-time low. american veterans putting unique skills to good use and former soldiers are coming together to
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help typhoon victims and the spiritual leader of iran accusing of taking millions from it's on people and we will talk to the reporter who encovered this. and to protect syrian children from polio and look closer at how the refugee crisis may be contributing to the problem. >> i'm john henry smith, if you can believe it things are worse for the dolphins and details later in sports. >> a live look at the sun just starting to peak up over the new york city skyline. ♪
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>> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> here are the headlines at this hour. >> only on al jazeera america. ♪ welcome back, i'm stephanie si, the crisis in the philippines is deepening by the hour and five
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days since the typhoon hit and looking for food, shelter and drinkable water and u.n. calls the disaster unprecedented in size and released $25 million for the relief efforts, $35 million more is on the way from nations world wide and 660,000 people are displaced and more than the population of milwaukee and aid can't arrive fast enough and a group from california already has sent workers to the philippines and bryan rooney visited the office of team rubican. >> they are going to the flattened city of tacloban with no food, no water and help is beginning to arrive and david smith was packing up to go. most volunteers for rubican are military veterans. >> the adaptability as veterans and you can tell us what to do
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on short notice and limited supplies and we will get it done. >> and they have been to sandy and earthquake shaken haiti with volunteers with search and rescue experience and they sent a team of 15 to meet with a group of doctors and carried supplies to be self sufficient for 96 hours until a logistic team arrives and she was collecting the four-person logistic team. >> going out with the team and help bring order to chaos. >> reporter: david smith will be part of the team and he will have to figure out how to get food, medicine and whatever the rubican team needs in a city that has nothing. >> i get to really help people and nobody is shooting at me this time around and i'm not shooting at anybody else and we are there specifically to help.
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>> reporter: he is on his way, brian in california. >> workers are teaming up with members of an norwegion team to help workers and supplies. the opposition party agreed to join talks at ending the country's war after pressure from the u.s. and uk the syrian national coalition says it's willing to negotiate later this year but only if demands are met and here is what they are. the transitional government that leaves out bashir al-assad and leaves powers and access for relief and humanitarian in syria and release of prisoners especially women and children. the u.n., u.s. and russia have been trying to persuade the government and opposition to accept a political solution to the civil war but the opposition is deeply fractured. syrian rebel groups are recruiting refugees, to free the army and admits freeing them
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from camps to fores would violate a ban on rebel activity from the u.n. and jordan authorities and more than 80,000 syrian refugees in jordan. coming with this is a challenge for neighboring countries, one of the biggest concern is the threat of disease. immobilization campaign is underway in the camps against polio and al jazeera reports on an effort in lebanon. >> it's the first time that they are being vaccinated against polio. these children are refugees from syria where the disease has reemerged after more than a decade. two months ago their father brought his family to lebanon to escape the hardship and violence. >> translator: there are no health centers in syria. it is hard to find medicine for children. we are worried about the polio virus but at least here we are able to give the children what they need. >> reporter: this is one of
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dozens of u.n. centers providing free polio vaccinations and part of a campaign coordinated with the lebanese government to make sure all children of all nationalitys living in lebanon are immunized. in this clinic alone about 200 children receive the vaccine everyday. there are 800,000 syrians registered as refugees here. half of them are children. and many have not been vaccinated since they arrived. the u.n. says there is a risk of a polio outbreak in the region after cases were confirmed in syria and says it's doing its best to mitigate the risk but officials acknowledge the task is particularly difficult in lebanon and here syrian refugees live among the population. and they are spread across the country unlike in other neighboring countries there are no official camps in lebanon reaching all of them will be a challenge. >> we hope everybody will receive the message. it's very hard in a country
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where families are in garage and under ground and live in a space to set up shelter. >> reporter: no cases of polio in lebanon but health authorities are not taking chances and the children go to lebanese schools where vaccinations are now being administered and vaccination teams and mobile units are going door to door and the virus spreads quickly in unsanitary and crowded areas and are worried because thousands of syrians cross into lebanon everyday. >> translator: we are afraid and hope the government tightens control at the borders to prevent the virus from reaching here. >> reporter: polio is out in syria and so far it paralyzed at least ten children. now hundreds of thousands of children across the region are
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at risk. al jazeera beirut. >> reporter: the world health organization is linking it to pakistan and says a strain of the virus with origins there has been spreading across the middle east. closely related strains of the same virus have been detected in sewage in israel, west bank and gaza strip. the nation's roman catholic leaders are meeting this week this baltimore. the u.s. conference of catholic bishops is discussing steps to reenergize the church and talked about the persecutions of christians in syria and egypt. >> we as bishops and shepards of one of the most richly-blessed communities of faith on the planet has spoken went -- with, enthusiasm. >> ambassador to the u.s. had a
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message for the conference and carl said the upon tiff wants them to focus on pastor work and not ideology. and innocent victims killed by drones than say they represent the future of warfare and al jazeera kimberly went aboard the theodo theodo theodore roosevelt. >> reporter: this is the unmanned aerial drone and made history in july and the technology is not yet perfected and on this day the drone was not able to take off on its first run. >> it came up on the power with the aircraft towards the shuttle and unable to achieve enough residual for us to make that transition. >> reporter: the navy is still modifying how the x 47 b talks
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with the carrier and later tests succeeded and take off and flight and landing are automated and the code allows the drone to fly without a human pilot. u.s. navy insists this particular aircraft will never be able to kill anybody because after testing it will be retired to a museum. but the science on display here is just the beginning of the navy's plan for unmanned flights. there may not be plans to put weapons on it because doesn't rule out future models and u.s. airforce ruled out the predator drone in the 90s and during the wars in iraq and afghanistan they armed the predators and have drone strikes in pakistan and yemen and require fixed land bases and cooperation with host nations on an aircraft carrier
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at sea the rules are different. >> you don't need to ask permission. you can bring american fire power within range of countries on earth and do it very matter of factually without permission from a government. >> reporter: it's one reason the u.s. navy is determined to perfect drone technology and it's cheaper and risks fewer military lives and allows the u.s. navy to operate with fewer autonomy. >> the mission sets that afford themselves to unmanned capabilities. >> reporter: it's the future of u.s. high-tech warfare and the military hopes will be fully operating in the next three years, al jazeera on board the u ss theodore roosevelt. >> they hope to have new unmanned aircraft with surveillance and strike capabilities by 2020. the foreign minister says the west is to blame for failure to reach a dale for talks and he
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said iran did not block an agreement and kerry said the super powers agreed on terms but iran would not accept them and they said they would ease sanctions the they agreed to partially freeze the nuclear program and iran had a separate inspection deal with the u.n. and delaying sanctions until kerry briefs them. the nuclear talks in geneva had the blessing of the leader, a team of reporters spent six months investigating him and wanted to find out if he is controlling more than religious and political realms in the nation and found influence extends to iran's economy in a major way including real estate and corporate empires he controls that are worth about $95 billion. joining us now is steve with the
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prize winner and led the investigation on the fascinating three-part series and thank you for being with us. this program, this huge holdings company is called satod, what is it? >> well satod is an organization that reports directly to iran's supreme leader and created in 89 by ito la komehini to sell abandon properties and over the years it morphed into a jagger naut like the energy sector and banking and charity division and stake in ostrich farms and all sorts of other things and adds
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up to tens of billions of dollars. >> the head is an supreme leader and the head of this and does that create conflicts of interest? >> he controls the organization. i many must point out that reuters found no evidence that he personally benefits and enriched him. however, money is power and it gives him -- we have known for example that it's long been known he has control over the military, over the politics of iran and he is the one who has to approve the electoral candidates for example. what our series reveals which started yesterday and today and tomorrow on, what it reveals is that sort of a new element to this but you know the fact that in the last five or
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six years he has accumulated, you know, all these stakes, having now a direct interest in the iranian economy which helps to explain i think why he remains in control after 24 years >> doesn't your report uncover that this organization, quote, obtains court orders under false pretenses to seize properties? >> yeah, the first part of our series dealt with sort of the fuel that generated the rise of satod which is property confiscations. i mean, they are under iranian law, they are allowed to seize properties that are abandoned. what we found was that in many cases these properties were not abandoned at all. they belonged to for example members of religious minorities or businessmen or ordinary iranians who left the country for some period of time only to discover that through court
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orders their properties had been confiscated and placed under the control of satod which then they also learned that if they wanted to get the properties back they either had to pay huge fees to satod or in some cases they just seized them and got nothing whatsoever in return. >> there is a lot in the reports. >> i should point out, right, i'm sorry, they used this money to invest in companies over the last five or six years. >> reporter: which has drawn the attention of the u.s. treasury department and we should say which is sanctioning parts of satod and senior investigative reporter for reuters and thank you for joining us this morning. with constance supreme court is hearing about getting public rights for workers and large protests at the state capitol and a failed attempt at recalling governor state walker and it's by employees and a teacher's union in madison and
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attorneys for the state argued monday that collective bargaining for employees is not a right but a benefit allowed by lawmakers. turning to sports and john henry smith is here and learning more about the miami dolphins scandal and more. >> we are hearing from the top, appalling and nightmare and this is since jonathan martin left the team and his plan to get to the bottom of the situation starts when he meets with martin in los angeles. >> i'm really disturbed by it because i care about the dolphins and players and johnson and martin and i care about our fans and hearing all this and it's been something very upsetting because it goes against something i really believe in and to hear charges and being part of it is
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something i find, something i can't live with. >> what needs to be done going forward after all of the stuff that has come out over the few weeks?. >> the nfl needs to complete the investigation and people want to see it and i want to see it and the coach wants to see it. because they all really care and are involved and so much being said and who knows what is true and what is not. with that being said, you know, personally i want to make sure that the type of racial slurs, harassment, you know, bullying doesn't occur in our team and our locker room or have anything to do with it. so i really thought you know i know what i would do, my first reaction is you can't come down on people because first of all you hear a lot of different things being said. but i want to be advised it doesn't take place in the locker
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room because there is no room for that. >> reporter: a bad week for the dolphins and winless tampa bay and they are looking lousy and trailing 15-0 and a sign of life and puts miami on the board and they have the ball 5-10 and a strike to matthews and goes 19 yards to the house and leads after the conversion failed and tampa down and lost four quarter leads and get the lead back when bobby has an 80-yard drive and led 22-18 with a few minutes to go and 4th and 28 and the prayer is not answered, interception by revis and seals it for tampa and the buccaneers get the first win of the season beating dolphins 22-19. from bad times on south beach to good times on broad ripple. it dragged through indianapolis and taking the nba by storm and last night they hosted the grizzlys and picked up the 8th
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win for the season and paul jordan had 23 points and the first triple, double and pacers win 95-79 and off to the best 8-0 start n the midwest bulls hosting the cavaliers and he finishes with a high gloss varnish and he lands and says he would stay in the game before leaving and chicago beat cleveland 96-81. one more word from florida. steven of tampa bay lightning is out after breaking his leg monday night and tied for the nhl scoring lead, that is sports and stephanie back to you. >> coming up, it's called the fallen heros project and one veteran is using art talents to honor those who lost their lives serving our country and a live look at new york city. you can barely see it, but the snow flurries have begun on this tuesday morning. ♪
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welcome back to al jazeera america, just ahead how the loved ones of fallen soldiers are drawing inspiration from the artistic talent of a veteran and let's look at what potential precipitation we are looking across the usa today and nicole mitchell is here, nicole. >> i think you answered part of the question because as you were talking there was snowfalling in the image behind you and this front brought the cold air well to the south and had a little bit of snow through portions of the midwest and you can see that around chicago this morning and everyone is talking about it because the temperatures are mild and enough of a cold layer above that the snow is not melting before hitting the ground and places you may see mild and flurries go by is staying light and at least we have that to count on and moving through quickly, stephanie. >> nicole thank you, a vietnam vet is dedicating time and talent to the families of fallen
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soldiers and michael regan began the project a decade ago and the mission led him to produce thousands of portraits and allen has his story. >> reporter: a talented artist by the name of michael regan, the force behind the fallen heros project, a nonprofit that helps out the families of soldiers who paid the ultimate price. it's work he loves, to which he is completely committed and helps him too. ten hours a day michael regan draws. >> as people want the portraits and i can draw them i will do them. >> reporter: brought his soul back he says. >> i draw dead soldiers everyday, men and women, old, young. >> back from vietnam whereas a marine corps rifle man he saw and lost so much. >> we were just holding his leg on hoping somebody could do something and he looked at me and looked at me in the face and said i want to go home and he
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closed his eyes and died and when i start the portraits i see the eyes. >> it is marine lance corps april david looking back at him and he died in a training accident this march. who wants a portrait gets one and no military family pays a cent and ten years ago he got a call from a grieving naf wife who saw his celebrity portraits and wanted him to draw her husband, he was killed in iraq. >> this is the beginning and this is number one and now have done 3500. >> simple lines that add up to complex images and demand answers of the artist. >> why are you here? why am i here? i think i'm here to do this work. >> reporter: every portrait is sent with a personal letter from regan. >> just about the same. >> reporter: who thanks them for allowing him to share their loss and ease their pain. we brought this corporate to
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corporal fynn's girlfriend. >> we have a delivery from michael regan. >> thank you. >> reporter: and amy frost can once again look into his eyes. >> sorry. >> this is an incredible broken heart in the country and there is nothing i can do to fix that but part of the broken heart are these families and i might be able to fix some of that. >> we just have the memory. you want to get as many as you can. and this will help a lot. >> reporter: and even though he draws war dead he insists the art is not a statement about war or death, it's an acknowledgment of loss and service, a mission and a calling. >> i don't have a choice. i don't think i'm the one drawing at the table, i think it's my hand, i'm never alone down here even though i'm by myself. >> so many finished and so many
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more to do, he will keep at this job and keep bringing these eyes alive. >> until someone has to draw my portrait. >> reporter: he says he already picked the artist who will draw his portrait when he dies. this is a lot of work, two portraits a day, figure five hours each time, and michael regan says he has a long, long list of subjects and allen with al jazeera seattle. >> and his portraits not only memorialize american soldiers lost in war, he says he receives requests from all over the world and drawn portraits from britain, germany and we have a look at what we are following. >> u.s. are sending war ships to help the philippines relief effort and hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by typhoon haiyan. john kerry is reassuring allies that negotiations with iran won't put their security at risk and asking critics to wait until
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a deal is reached on iran's nuclear program before slamming it. new reports say less than 50,000 americans have signed up for medical experience through the federal website, the website glitches are blocking medicaid enrollment and john good morning. >> good morning, there is a ton of sports news out of florida in morning including dolphin owner speaking out about the hazing scandal and details next hour in sports. >> i'm nicole mitchell and the cold has taken hold of the country and show you where that is translating also to snow. >> and al jazeera continues and thomas and i are back with you j next 2 1/2 minutes and leaving you with a live look at the capitol building in washington d.c., snowing there as well. ♪
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>> the humanitarian crisis in the aftermath of typhoon haiyan, bodies in the streets and survivors desperate for food, shelter and medical care. >> secretary of state john kerry dealing with iran's nuclear program on many fronts is trying to keep the peace with american allies, asking congress not to impose more sanctions. >> the white house was hoping to have a half million people signed up for obamacare now. why the latest numbers say they're not even close. >> they fled this country for freedom and the right to play rock and roll. cries has shot a member of this
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indie band, three members shot to death. >> five days after the devastation of typhoon haiyan, a humanitarian crisis grips the philippines. good to have you with us this morning. welcome to aljazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. >> i'm stephanie sy. as desperate survivors try to find oh food, water, critical supplies, some turned to looting. the nation declared a state of calamity. >> there are reports of mass graves and bodies lining the streets. the government puts the death count near 1800 and it is expected to rise to tens of thousands once officials reach remote areas. >> relieve organizations are answering the call for help. we have more from manila on i do groups stepping up to help. >> this government warehouse has been busy for days, even before
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typhoon haiyan came. they were already working to prepare relief goods for people in the central philippines that they knew would be affected by the super storm, but the government wasn't aware of exactly how bad it was going to be. nothing could prepare them for that. since the storm hit on friday, thousands of volunteers have come here to this warehouse, which is just off of manila's domestic airport, asking the government to let them help. all the people you see behind me here, volunteers, students, office workers, ordinary people who walked in and called and given of their time to try to feel a little less impotent they say. they want to feel they are helping the more than 9 million people that have been affected by this super storm. they are packing family packs, rice, canned goods, water, being put into plastic bags. they are trying to produce 20,000 of those packs a day. from here, it is transported by military aircraft to the
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southern philippines and from there for distribution to affected areas. the problem is, infrastructure is still very, very bad, so some of these goods end up sitting in another warehouse at another point, waying until it can be hand delivered for hours to the village that need it most and making things more complicated is the fact that there is a storm over those central islands right now. >> aljazeera reporting this morning from manila. >> joining us via skype is the asian communication manager for the non-profit organization save the children. she was in tacloban, the city hit the hardest by the typhoon, she has been evacuated. you were there. do reports of more than 10,000 people dead, the initial unofficial reports, 10,000 people dead in that city alone, does that surprise you? >> yes, stephanie, it did surprise me, because going
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around on saturday morning, we went to the council and the representative of save the children said the body count at that point were only 200. there are bodies laid on the streets, waiting for rescuers to pick them up. we have no idea how many bodies are under the rubble. i was quite surprised to see that the estimates at 10,000. >> we understand that you were on the ground when the typhoon made landfall. can you tell us a little more about your experience and sites and the sounds? >> the typhoon struck at 5:30 that morning and was quite unexpected, because it was scheduled to make landfall at 9:00 a.m., when the light would be up and it would be bright outside and people would be able to see what was going on. at 5:30, it was still dark and you could hear the wind and rain coming down and glass was being shattered, roofs ripped off.
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you can hear trees falling, as well as electrical posts, cars being overturned. when the storm surge came, with it, banging noises of sweeping everything through. >> given the fact that it was so early in the morning, you were obviously in a safe building, why are there so many casualties? is it a lot of people were living in poorly constructed buildings? >> well, yes, especially in the low-lying coastal areas, children and their families, especially the poorest and most vulnerable were in wooden that much houses that couldn't withstand the strength of the storm, as well as the storm surge itself. i think the big surprise here is the storm surge. nobody expected it to go that high, and the buildings could not withstand all of that strength that came with it. >> so essentially, a lot of people drowned in this disaster. meanwhile, with looting being
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reported, unstable machines in tacloban, cities becoming widespread, how much of a challenge does this present to aid organizations? >> it's a big problem. without road access, agencies cannot go into the villages that are worst affected in this disaster. we can't transport the goods, and things like power, without gasoline, it's increasingly difficult for aid workers to operate in this situation, but many are working around the clock now trying to insure not just warehouses, but also transportation lines in order to get the immediate essential for these families with food, water, as well as sanitation facilities and shelter so that children have a roof over their head in the coming days. >> the philippine government has only just declared a state of calamity in the region.
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do you think their response has been sufficient up to this point? >> well, i think it's not fair to be overly critical of the government at this point, because when sick children arrive, we coordinate with the region government, and they have their own plans. they were ready to respond to the needs of the people, but the storm team had such a magnitude that everyone was affect in this situation, and really, they were entirely democrat on the national government to step in for the response. the national government did step in. there was some obvious challenges, because the airport has been affected. in the coming days, we'll work together to insure that the children and their families can recover well from this disaster. >> all right.
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communications manager for save the children. good luck to you and your colleagues. >> thank you. >> for more on the recovery effort, we're joined by aljazeera's craig leeson. what's the situation like on the ground? are survivors getting the aid they need, basic food and water? >> well, some of the survivors were brought back today, including the sick and injured. they are going down and bricking them back from this disaster area. they're being taken to military hospitals, where they're being fixed up, and we were seeing, i guess what you would expect to see in terms of the kind of injuries, injuries to the legs and to the arms, lacerations and bruising, some to the face, as well as broken bones, that sort of thing. interestingly at the airport, there was a lineup of people
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waiting to be taken back into tacloban. that was an amazing situation, particularly because some of these people have been through the typhoon, what they were saying was that they weren't seeing the aid, and their family and friends also weren't seeing the aid get to them, so what they were doing were hitching a ride back to sabu and going out and finding food, packing it in bags, foot, water and medical supplies if they could find it and trying to hitch a ride back to tacloban to help out, and that seems to be a situation that indicates that the aid isn't quite getting through. >> the situation is dire trying to get aid to those who need it. craig leeson joining us from the philippines, thank you. >> areas in the philippines are getting more rain today. >> definitely not something that
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we need to see in this area. we were catching this area yesterday, so there's this had little disturbance skirting to the south. i want to mention, you can actually see the remnants of the typhoon and the cloud cover exiting china, where it caused more damage as it moved through. let's zoom into this area. this disturbance yesterday was farther to the south. because these are multiple islands that make up the philippines, it was affecting the typhoon areas. now cities like tacloban, one of the hardest hit areas has had thunderstorms through today, so that add to say some of those flooding concerns and recovery efforts, just even getting planes in sometimes can be difficult when you have thunderstorms in the area, because of flight restrictions. add a couple more inches of rain that is unneeded to this area and certainly we have more concerns as we try to do the recovery efforts. want to get a quick look at the united states, a strong cold front moving through the big talking point. i've heard a lot of talking
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people this morning through the atlantic that have had. it's pretty narrow bands, if you if you see a couple flakes outside, you have not imagined it. there is cold air above and the snow is making it to the surface. we'll have more on the temperatures contributing to that coming up in a couple minutes. >> the main syrian opposition party agreed to join talks aimed at ending the countries war after pressure from the u.s. and u.k. the syrian national coalition now says it is willing to start negotiating later this year, but only if it's demands are met. the setup of a transitional government that leaves out assad but includes full presidential military and security pours. full access for relief and humanitarian organizations in syria and the release of all political prisoners, especially women and children. the u.n., u.s. and russia have been trying for months to persuade the syrian government
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and opposition to accept a political solution to the civil war. >> we are learning this morning syrian rebel groups are recruiting refugees. the free syrian army admits to adding dozen es to its forces from camps in jordan. this would violate activities in these camps. there are more than 80,000 syrian reef gees in jordan. >> secretary of state john kerry is on his way back to the u.s. today after a series of meetingsings in the middle east focusing on syria and iran. hours ago, kerry assured the leaders of the united arab emirates that the u.s. will be there. secretary of state john kerry literally running to embrace concerned allies, addressing the concerns of saudi arabia and israel, as well, that the
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proposed deal to iran is a threat to their stability. >> the united states states of america will into the future as long as he is president, make certain that we will stand up for and defend our allies in this region against any kind of external threat or attack. >> his message also meant for back in the united states, where the israeli government, allies and congress are set to consider additional sanctions on iran. kerry has warned that could scuttle the negotiations. others say it will send an important message to iran warning if a deal isn't reached. >> i think it's important for the iranian authorities to understand that the pressure will be there for greater sanctions or intensification of sanctions unless an agreement is reached on these matters. >> the six world powers negotiating with iran all express confidence that a deal will be reached in months.
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at the same time, saying france isn't to blame for the failed negotiations in geneva. iran, they say wasn't ready to take the deal. iran signed a deal to open more facilities for inspections. >> under the cooperations, iran and the organization to incorporate further activities to be undertaken to resolve all paren and past issues. >> diplomatic message to calm fears and buy time to give negotiators one more chance to talk, even if some allies don't like what they're talking about. patty coal has in, aljazeera washington. >> the possibility of new savines on iran are on hold for now. they will wait for a briefing from kerry this week before deciding how to proceed. >> the nuclear talks have the blessing of iran's stream leader. a team of reuters reporters
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spent six months investigating the leader, to find whether he is controlling much more than religious and political realms in the islamic nation. they found that his influence also extends to iran's economy, including real estate and corporate empires, he controls that are worth about $95 billion. >> north korea publicly executed 80 people this month. that's according to a south korean newspaper. the report says the executions took place in seven cities simultaneously. the crimes were mainly minor offenses, such as watching south korean movies or possessing a bible. this is believed to be the strongest demonstration of force by kim jong-un since he took power. north korean officials filled the stadium with 10,000 people, including children. the crowd watched as they executed eight people with machine guns. >> the sun of oklahoma senator james inhof is dead.
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he died in a plane crash sunday near the tulsa airport. he was at the controls of a twin engine turbo prop. the plane spiraled to the ground and burst into flames. airport officials say he reported mechanical problems moments before losing control. >> only moments after takeoff, a spirit airlines plane rushed to chicago's o'hare airport to make an emergency land i can. passengers spots a piece of the plane peeling off and alerted the crew. the engine was falling off the plane, the engine cowling was falling off the plane. the f.a.a. is investigating. >> arguments are heard about god rights for workers. the law invoked protests when it was passed two years ago and led to a failed attempt to recall governor scott walker. the law is being challenged by a
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group of milwaukee city employees and a teachers union in madison. >> virginia's undecided attorney general's race is probably headed for a recount. as of monday night, democratic mark home running was leading republican mark obenchain by 117 votes out of 2.2 million ballots passed. a candidate in virginia may ask for a recount when an opponent wins by less than 1%. >> there are no problems for president obama's affordable care act. >> figures are revealing how many people have signed up so far and >> why the white house maybe facing a bigger up hill battle to meet its goals. >> foreclosures falling to their lowest levels in five years, helping homeowners to make their payments on time. >> the problems caused by a trash collectors strike and what
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it will take to get it cleaned up. >> a live shot of a snowy new york city this morning, and we're seeing this across the nation, actually. and to contact the centers and the
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>> good morning. welcome back to aljazeera america. >> good to have you with us. we certainly rely on our sanitation workers, don't we? madrid is in a whole heap of trash trouble. sanitation workers are on strike and it has left the city a stinking mess. we'll find out what's got these workers on the picket line. >> for now, let's look at what temperatures we can expect across the nation today. nicole mitchell is here. do a lot of places look like this behind us with the snow. >> that's a pretty small corridor, but we had to have the temperatures drop to support snow versus rain. the temperatures have dropped well south into the country. a lot of that snow is great lakes and up through the mid atlantic. we'll talk more about that coming up. one other talking point in the southern tier of the country is
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places like oklahoma at 32 degrees. we're freezing from this morning. yesterday, we started in the 40's and 50's. hasn't gotten to southern texas, so morning temperatures are in the 60's. all through the south, different front of the and freeze advisories. a lot of morning temperatures aren't going too high for the rest of the day, including the northeast. back to you guys. >> hello, winter. nicole, thank you. new physician show the impact of healthcare.govs glitches. less than 10% of the administration's target have signed up for the website. those physician don't include sign ups with state run exchanges. the white house blame the glitches and design flaws for the shortfall but won't comment on exact numbers. >> health insurers are asking for an alternative to "the new york times" said the companies want a direct short cut that would help sign up
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those eligible for subs decease. right now, the administration doesn't like that idea. >> the websites are blocking sign ups for those who qualify for medicaid. the door has been closed to low income applicants in 36 states for the last six weeks, because the federal government hasn't been able to transfer its files to state medicaid programs. >> time for a look at the business headlines. everyone is wondering how long the stock markets record setting performance can go. at this hour, futures negative, signaling the markets will be under pressure to keep this rally going. the dow opens at 15,783. it has advanced for five straight weeks and up 20% this year. the s&p 500 is just a fraction away from its all time high. overseas, reaction to profit warnings from companies are lower at this hour. tokyo shooting up more than 2%,
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hong kong with a loss, and shanghai closing in the green. there is concern on wall street that stocks could be in for a let down. one advisor we talked you to said stocks are cheap right now. >> over 50% of the growth in these companies come from outside of the united states, so what you're seeing here right now is a rally, because things aren't horrendous, so stock prices are rising. stocks should be 15% to 20% higher than they are right now. they've been weighed down because of a bad economy. >> we'll get a snapshot of retailer spending when consumer spending reports are out. >> transunion says mortgage delinquencies are at a five year low. rising home values, low interest rates and stable job growth are helping homeowners. >> millions of dollars could be
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at stake for apple and samsung. a jury will be picked to decide how much samsung owes apples for in traininging on patents. a jury ruled samsung had to pay through ili more than $5 billion. a judge ordered a new trial to recalculate the damages. >> the number of smart phones globally is forecast to triple to nearly 6 billion by 2019. it is also predicted that mobile sup descriptions will reach 9 billion. >> you knew this one was coming, wal-mart will begin its black friday sales at 6:00 p.m. thanksgiving day, two hours earlier than last year. the announcement comes a day after target pushed up its thanksgiving plans. the competition's on. >> unemployment rates are on the rise among young people in europe. there are 7.5 million youths
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without jobs. there is a meeting on job creation. >> aid to the disaster stricken philippines is trickling in. >> challenges are presented for those there to help. >> they escaped persecution looking to chase their dream of playing rock and roll. that's all they wanted to do. why an interband dispute ended in tragedy. >> leaders in afghanistan are working to boost one of the driving forces of that economy, agriculture, but the pig payoff for growing drugs lars farmers away. >> things have gotten worst for the scandal plagued miami dolphins.
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>> good morning. welcome to aljazeera. i'm stephanie sy. >> i'm thomas drayton. god to have you with us. images from the philippines are giving us a clearer sense of the devastation there. aid is making its way in but very slowly. there are obstacles the residents face getting the basic necessities like food and water. we'll talk with the directar of one group on scene to help the people there. >> it's a difficult road ahead, especially for those crews trying to get aid there. >> in afghanistan, they are working to give farmers better techniques to boost agricultural production. they face a huge challenge, because opium is the lucrative crop there. >> talk about a story with with self players, another day, another person speaking out about the hazing scandal surrounding the miami dolphins and this time, it's the team owner. john henry smith is going to dell us what the team owner had
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to say about this mess. it really has become the topic of the sports world. >> and quick moving developments. it's interesting to hear what he has to say. >> we turn back to the philippines. aid for victims is pouring in. it's the largest relief operation since the haitian earthquake in 2010. government officials say the biggest challenge is getting supplies to the hardest hit parts of the island. we have more details on the relief effort. >> widespread devastation across the philippines triggered a global response to help the victims of typhoon haiyan. the u.s. is sending food, water, money and military muscle. the u.s. s george washington has been sent to the region. the u.s. military is also sending the ospry to get to aid cut off after roads and
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infrastructure were washed away. >> we've begun to move supplies at the request of the government of the philippines and are standing by to provide additional assistance. >> the u.k. is sending money and military assistance to help the hundreds of thousands displaced by the powerful storm. >> britain is contributing 10 million pounds and hmsderring will shortly be heading full speed toward the disaster zone. >> a medical relief team from japan is rushing to the region. japanese officials say troops could be next. the european union is pledging 3 million euros for immediate humanitarian relief. in the coming days, there will be three main priorities. >> the first is to restore access to remote areas as quickly as possible. access means transportation, access and the restoration of telecommunications. the second priority is to deliver humanitarian assistance for people affected as quickly as possible and the third
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priority is shelter. >> the world food program has already sent 40 tons of ready to eat food, enough to feed more than 130,000 people for one day. on a smaller scale, back in the u.s., individuals are trying to help any way they can, a filipino grocery store chain in los angeles taking donations from customers, and a new jersey resident from the filipino community are donating food and even their own clothes to family members struggling with thify fun's aftermath. >> clothes and shoes and a lot of, you know, cans, and also food. >> joining us from washington,
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good morning to you, mr. perform olaski from world vision. >> how are your colleagues doing this morning? >> as of yesterday, we finally accounted for the last staff person that we couldn't find, so it's been a slog, but we've been able to find everybody at this point in time. >> encouraging to hear. i know that your world organization took some unbelievable pictures. can you walk us through those pictures and tell us exactly what we're seeing and the first steps that world vision took? >> world vision, we've been in the region for quite some time, in the philippines since the 1960's. world vision has been using our footprints in the country to get our staff to the field, do assessments, tomorrow, we're going to do our first distribution of 5,000 blankets,
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3,000 tarps to get roofs over their heads. we're starting with life saving supplies. >> how do you begin to assess all the needs? >> well, luckily, we have a footprint out there, where we have 600 staff in the country, so we've sent 50 of those staff out to areas we've been working for the past 50 or so years and we've been working with communities, sending them out with satellite phones, because most of land lines are down and so are the cell towers and they've been feeding that information back to us in manila. we've been assessing the information, getting the information and now are starting with the first line of emergency response, which is those life-saving supplies. >> i imagine there are major obstacles getting in the way of getting aid to those who desperately need it. >> absolutely. it's not a black and white or a quick issue, so in the philippines, you've got thousands of islands, and it's not like you can just drive somewhere and you're suddenly
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there and you can do distributions. we're having to take boats, helicopters, having to get out there through motorcycles, because most of the roads are washed out or difficult to get through. it's not an easy situation at this point in time, and we still don't know how bad the damage is. i mean, we have estimates that there's 10,000 people that have been killed just in one area alone. we're still finding out more information as the hours go by. >> once again for those who want to help out, what are the most critical needs now and how do you prioritize them? >> right how to, for the first month or two, we'll look at life-saving supplies, so food, water, and shelter. we're really wanting to keep people alive, stop disease from start i can, and just keep people going, so this will be kind of the first string of the response. >> your organization does an amazing job. chris pol ax ski with world vision, i know it's going to be a very difficult road ahead. thanks for joining us.
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>> thank you. >> to find out how you can help the victims, log on to, click on the typhoon haiyan tab at the tab and find a list of resources on the right side of the page. >> federal agents arrested a man in north carolina and charged him with trying to join al-qaeda. he was arrested at the airport in durham. he was trying to board a flight to lebanon and join syrian fighters. they tracked his movements on line for more than a year. if convicted, he could face 15 years in prison. >> they risked their lives for rhythm and rock in iran. law enforcement say it was here in the united states where another iranian musician slayed members of the group. the shooter came in with a military style rifle. he killed a total of three, injured another and took his own life. aljazeera has the story of a band that wanted to perform without persecution.
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♪ ♪ >> they wanted to play their music as loud as they wanted to. ♪ ♪ >> without the fear they would be arrested. in iran, rock music is illegal and considered anti islamic. they would often rehearse in an attic. their story was captured in on a award winning documentary. >> it really makes me sad and so hard to talk about them now. just they wanted to leave iran and go somewhere to play the music. they wanted just the freedom to take an instrument and go to song, to the mountain on the street to play the music and talk to the people with the
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music. they wanted a very small thing. >> after the film's release in 2009, the yellow dogs sought plyical asylum in the sufficient. they started playing gigs in brooklyn and new york, working day jobs and living their dream. >> they taught me to be strong, to be powerful, to try to find some place, somewhere to play the music. they tried in iran, but they couldn't. >> fans describe the yellow dogs struggle with finances, lack of support and life in exsoil. >> we to have ask the iranian regime, the new president that he wants to give to the new generation, the young people, the artists. >> one brother wanted to go back, but feared a live behind bars. aljazeera, new york. >> detectives are still investigating the motive of the shooter and relationship with the victims. >> an autopsy is being conducted
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on a 19-year-old woman shot to death seeking help after an accident. mcbride was driving through the detroit suburb of dearborn when she hit a parked car. she knocked on that a nearby door and was shot in the face. relatives say the homeowner, a man in his 50's should be arrested for her death. a lawyer for the homeowner said he thought he was being burglarized. >> as a decades long war is coming to an end, afghanistan is looking to its future. the key, agriculture. as aljazeera reports, there are major obstacles to overcome. >> exports are up 60% this year over laugh. part of the reason is fruit and other products are processed and packaged better than ever before, but there are still challenges. >> bad roads and poor infrastructure has been an issue for afghanistan, including electricity or lack of electricity that prohibits large
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commercial cold storages. >> more than half the people in the country depend on farming to make a living. here at the countries biggest agricultural fair, you can see the latest technologies, solar panels to power water pumps and better ways to display your crops. >> this event isn't just a good opportunity for farmers to get together to show their products, it shows however afghanistan's agriculture sector has come. >> this region grow big vegetables but still have trouble making money. >> right now, we sell our fruit in the local market. we would like to sell our products in neighboring countries, pakistan, india, uzbekistan for good prices. >> an association of 200 farmers allow some to give up growing poppy to make opium. but poppy cultvasion is up this
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year. the u.n. said that's because of a combination of high prices, a lock of agricultural assistance and insecurity. opium is already afghanistan's biggest export and the problem is expected to only get worse after nato soldiers withdraw at the end of next year. afghanistan's markets are always full with whatever's in season, which keeps fruit and vegetable prices low. high transport cost, lack of cold storage and punishing tariffs put exports out of the reach of most farmers. the uncertainty created by the nato withdrawal, afghan farmers may grow more opium. jennifer glass, aljazeera, kabul. >> agriculture is crucial to afghanistan's economic independence, as well, representing one third of the countries gross domestic product. >> a few lucky soccer fans got the ride of their life after picking up hitchhikers who turned out to be the u.s.
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women's soccer team. they found themselves with a broken down bus on the highway, so hitched a ride. they tweeted pictures of their adventure. it was all smooth roads ahead. the team ended up beating brazil 4-1. >> i wonder if they knew it was the u.s. women's sacker team they were picking up. >> i imagine that's why the person stopped. >> miami dolphins weighs in on his team's hazing scandal. >> and using very strong words, like appalling, a nightmare. those are just some of the terms steven ross used to describe the hazing scandal plaguing his team in his first public comments since jonathan martin left the team. he said his plan to get to the bottom of the situation starts wednesday when he meets with martin in los angeles. >> i'm really disturbed by it. i really care about the miami dolphins. i care about the players. i care about jonathan martin and
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about our fans. hearing all this and, you know, it's been something very upsetting, because it really goes against something that i recall believe in and to hear these type of charges and being part of that, you know, is something that i find something i can't live with. >> what needs to be done going forward off of all of the stuff that's come out here over the last weeks? >> the most important thing is i think you the nfl has to complete their investigation. i think people want to see it, i want to see it, the team wants to see it. the coach wants to see it because they all really care, they're involved, and there's so much being said, and, you know, who knows what is true and what isn't. with that being said, you know, personally, i want to make sure that the type of racial slurs, harassment, you know, bullying doesn't occur in our team, in our locker room or have anything
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to do it. i know what i would do, my first reaction, you can't just come down on people, because first of all, you hear a lot of different things being said. i want to be advised that that doesn't take place in our locker room, because there's no room for that. >> it's been a bad week for the dolphins. it gets so much worse with a loss monday night. dolphins trailing 15-0, but then a sign of life, getting the team on the board third quarter. quick strike, he goes 19 yards for the score. miami leads 16-15. fourth quarter, they have lost fourth quarter leads in four of their eight losses. they get another one. dolphins going for it on fourth and 28. prayer not answered, ball intercepted, that seals it for tampa. the buccaneers finally get their first win of the season, beating
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the dolphins 22-19. >> the same two towns that shared the monday night football stage shared rookies of the year. marlins pitcher jose fernandez becomes the third cuban player to win the award. in the american league, the awards goes to outfielder wil myers, the third ray to win the award in the last six seasons. >> nhl, the news is bad for the leading scorer, breaking his right tibia crashing into the net. he left the game on a stretcher. he is in obvious pain. he is expected to have surgery today. they lost to boston 3-0. >> to indianapolis, where they were dancing on broad ripple avenue, the pacers taking the nba by storm. they hosted the grizzlies looking to remain the league's only undefeated team. mission accomplished. the pacers win 95-79.
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they're off to a franchise best 8-0 start. >> one other nba dote, chicago's derrick rose left monday night's game with a minor hamstring injury. he'll be revealed today. >> a strike by garbage workers in spain ising entering its second week. 6,000 workers are protesting proposed layoffs and pay cuts. >> it was a city that prided itself on being clean and well-maintained. right now, madrid is a rather depressing place. upsetting for locals, and for tourives. >> we just arrived here about an hour or so ago. we just came over from barcelona, and our first impression was the garbage on the street, actually. >> the appearance of the city is lamentable especially for people coming from abroad.
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you would think it could be a third world country. >> everybody is paying the price of the failure of trade unions and private companies responsible for rubbish collection to reach an agreement. the private companies would not speak to us on camera, but off camera, they told me that they are prepared to be flexible but the unions have to meet them halfway. >> but the unions are pretty fired up, frightened of losing their jobs and seeing already modest salaries reduced. >> we are very, very lucky to have work. we want to keep our jobs but we don't want jobs that are so badly that we can't feed our children. that's what the companies are trying to make us accept, but we want to keep our dignity. >> rubbish collection centers are at a stand still. this strike is one symptom of the economic crisis. the spanish government has opted for privatization to keep the
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public deficit down and make surfaces profitable, but workers ask what about the human cost? madrid is in a mess. it won't be easy to clear up. barnaby phillips, aljazeera, madrid. >> spain is proposing the lay offs of one fifth of sanitation workers. >> it makes you realize how important the job is. >> coming up, a battle of two joints. >> architects are set to decide which building is the tallest in the nation. why a design feature could give one world center the advantage over the willis injure a new crisis emerging in one african nation affecting half of its duties. how the world bank plans to remedy the problem.
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what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating
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>> good morning, and hello winter.
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we saw pictures of a very snowy manhattan. >> it's not even thanksgiving yet, come on! >> winter is here, welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm thomas drayton. >> i'm stephanie sy. half of the adult population is unable to read. we'll find out the possible solution the world bank is proposing to solve that problem. >> that story in a moment. first, the potential for precipitation today. >> hearing people in the northeast talk about the snow, it is november. it's not like we haven't seen snow before, and it is mostly flurries. the northwest, anywhere california northward, it's a pretty weak system. even the moisture is limited, but watch for light rain here. now, of course, we have the front moving through the country, all that cold air is to blame for that. a lot of this is tapering out in the midwest. it's a pretty thin line. in the northeast, this is a narrow line. the ground is still warm, so the
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flurries, a lot isn't sticking. for may be cases, this is going to be done by the morning hours and improving in the afternoon. can't say anything about the cold air. we'll talk more about that coming up. >> there is a massive sinkhole, wow, this is massive, on chicago's south side, a water main break caused it to formulate sunday. it expanded quickly and by monday had taken up half the road. a leak going into a nearby home likely caused the problem. >> we could soon find out which u.s. city has the nation's tallest building. a group of architects will decide later today whether manhattans new one world trade center or chicago's willis tower will take the crown. it boils down to the building's mass and if those extra feet count toward the official height. the freedom tower is nearing the end of its construction and shaping up to be 1,658 feet tall.
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with the 408 moot mass on its roof, makes a total of 1776 feet in the air. the willis tower, formerly known as the sears tower stands 1450 feet tall, counting its twin 10 in a. it measures up to 1730 feet. once again, we're going to find out officially today which building is taller. >> first lady mitchell obama is starting a new initiative, trying to increase the number of low income students who go to college. she will visit schools across the country and use social media to appeal to students. she will use her own life as how low income students can still receive an education. >> numbers have pushed the world bank to intervene, pledging $150 million to improve nigerias literacy rate. we report from one region where
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there's a push to challenge traditional beliefs on education. >> >> these men are some of the millions learning to read and write for the first tile. some never went to school because of poverty. some were stopped from attending because their parents didn't believe in western education. being illiterate means this man has not been able to get a good job. he is benefiting from a local campaign to help adults learn to read and write. >> when i was growing up, my mother looked at education with disdain, but the world has changed. without education, you cannot survive. i can read now. >> h the area has been recognizd for its anti literacy campaign.
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>> the state government has taught more than 300 adults to read and write. by the time its literacy campaign end, it hopes to have taught more than 1.5 million. the root causes of illiteracy may take a lock time to resolve. >> because they are historical. >> i have apathy for western education. when it kale, it came with missionaries, activities and predominantly, the people of northern nigeria are predominantly muslims. >> the world bank hopes to challenge some of the beliefs by supporting literacy programs. >> the world bank rule in nigeria is to support the government. >> it is believed they must be determined to learn that wow aid. >> no matter how old you are,
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you should embrace so you can come out of shame and fight ignorance. >> the world bank's aid will help some people, but for the more than 40 million adults unable to read and write in nigeria, increased funding core campaigns like this could be the best way forward. >> the country's currently in the middle of a program aiming to educate 4 million to 5 million illiterate adults. >> it's a surprise reunion for a military family in tennessee on veterans day. >> oh, god, i can't believe you're here. >> air force sergeant michael jansen had been gone for a five month training session. his sons didn't know he was returning. he first said hello to his wife, then delivered a surprise during a school assembly that his second grader won't soon forget. [ applause ] >> i missed you guys. >> staff sergeant jansen says
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he'll be home for a couple of months. it's so heart warming to see the pictures. >> good to have him back. >> at the end of our second hour, del walters joins us with a look at some of the stories we're following this morning. del. >> war ships are being sent to help in the philippines relief evident. hundreds of thousands have been displaced by typhoon haiyan. secretary of state john kerry reassuring middle east allies that negotiations with iran won't put their security at risk, also asking for a deal to be reached before slamming it. >> less than 50,000 americans have enrolled in the affordable care act and glitches are preventing people from signing up for medicaid. >> we'll devil into the miami bullying scandal hitting the nfl. we'll talk about how the fallout could affect the country's youth. >> one state rolling out a new way to stimulate the economy. it is moonshine.
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local distilleries are vying for a piece of the billions of dollars up for grabs. >> miami and tampa didn't just share the monday night football game. they also shared a big baseball honor. details, next hour in sports. >> the cold has taken hold across the country. i'll show you where this is translating into snow. >> aljazeera america continues in just a moment. del walters is back with you in two and a half minutes. >> have a great morning.
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>> aid is pouring into the philippines from around the world as desperation hits the hard hilt islands. the typhoon left thousands of people dead, and millions without food and water. >> the white house hoped to have a half million people sign up for obamacare by now, but they are not close. >> there's word that bad behavior on the field and in the locker room is now rubbing off on our kids. >> on the hunt for illegal moonshine, distillers and the back lash for the alcohol crackdown.
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>> good morning, welcome to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. it has been five days since typhoon haiyan devastated the philippines. in the aftermath, there is now a growing humanitarian crisis. thousands still without a roof over their heads and there are reports of mass graves and bodies lining the streets there. some of the most desperate survivors have resorted to looting and forced the country to declare a state of national calamity. >> we declared today a state of national calamity. in order to hasten the government moves on rescue relief and rehabilitation efforts. >> aid is coming in but arriving too lately for those who have been without food, water and medicine for days now. the death toll is estimated at 1800, but the final number expected to be much higher. support for storm victims is
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filtering in especially from the u.s. military. 5,000 troops were deployed today onboard the uss george washington. they are expected to arrive in two to three days. aljazeera has the latest. >> relief operations are trickling into the philippines after super typhoon haiyan crushed the island nation friday. more than 11 million people are affected, some 700,000 displaced. >> we need water and medicine, because a lot of people were wounded. some are suffering from diarrhea and dehydration due to shortages of food and water. >> with winds gusting 230 miles an hour, haiyan is one of strongest storms to ever make landfall. while government officials confirm nearly 1800 people are dead, the full extent of the loss of life is expected to sharply increase as relief workers make their way into devastated areas that much not been reached. >> leaders in hard hi tacloban
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city put the death toll around 10,000. today, they'll bury 500 people in a mass grave. among those survivors, badly injured people still do not have access to needed medicare care. >> my daughters wounds are open and bad. it needs to be operated on, but she cannot be transferred to another hospital, because there is no transportation. >> no transportation because the storm smashed cars and trashed roads. power is cut off to many areas, and communication lines are till down, making it impossible to get in touch with family. >> please tell my family i'm alive. >> that includes american tourists. >> it is not a good idea for me to be here anymore. the fewer people that are here, the easier relief will be. i've got to tell my family i'm alive and there's no communication here at all. >> soldiers are clearing paths to the debris for relief to get
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to the needed areas. they estimate 2.5 million people need food. for many, the situation is desperate. >> it is very dangerous. they are looting for food, and people were stealing everything, everything that they can. >> i heard looters have killed seven security guards. >> the mayor of tacloban said people need to realize a sad truth. >> people here show some, some and just a few, some violent actions, because they're hungry, because they're thirsty. it's not because they want to harm anybody. >> still, special forces are in place to keep the peace, while initial estimates put the cost of the damage at $14 billion. the true price is being paid by the victimses. still struggling to find their aid five days after the storm.
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>> the province was hard-hit by the typhoon, officials saying 80% to 90% of the province was damaged. we have the details. >> this is an area that hadn't had much attention from rescue workers so far. people here are quite desperate for food and water. this is basically an interesting area, because driving through, there's no damage on the islands whatsoever and suddenly, you reach this area of complete destruction. the storm has landed here pretty harshly, as well. i'm in a little area that is completely flattened. people in front of me and along the whole road, children are holding up huge signs, saying help, we need food. hundreds of children are on this road asking for help and food, and so far, only a few aid
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organizations have reached these people here. >> aljazeera reporting from the northern area of the philippines. relief organizations from around the world are answering the cries for help coming out of the philippines. aljazeera has more on how aid organizations are helping. >> wanting to be useful, volunteers are coming to this government warehouse in manila and working around the clock to help relief efforts for the victims of the typhoon in the central philippines. some haven't let physical challenges hold them back. >> i wanted to help those that were so badly affected by this storm, even the little that i can. >> the strongest storm on record crossed 44 provinces friday and affected nearly 10 million people. dozens of countries, even those with plyical and territorial disputes with the philippines are sending aid, money, equipment, person they will, food and medicine.
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stretched and overwhelmed by the disaster, philippine officials are grateful for all the assistance. >> the goal is to come up with 20,000 family packs a day. in them, just food and water to hopefully last people several days. there are still major distribution problems because of the extend of the damage to the roads and the airports, so once the bags leave here, it doesn't necessarily mean they get immediately delivered to those that need them. >> relief workers in the affect areas have walked for hours just to find survivors. they're prepared to keep going for as long as they're needed. >> until there are volunteers and there are goods that need to be repacked, we will keep going. we can't say how long that will be, but what is important is that we see this through together and help the victims. >> there is now a strong sense of a shared purpose. typhoon haiyan may have wiped out communities, but filipinos are determined that it will not keep them down.
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aljazeera, manila. >> the non-profit group save the children said the typhoon is hitting children hard, they are sending workers to the philippines to help out. those coming back are sending reports of what they saw. >> the people she had seen dead on the road, two of them were children. out of every five bodies, two were child-sized, so that's something that obviously has affected by colleagues very, very much and something that we're all preparing for. >> save the children focusing efforts on tacloban where they say most of the children have been left orphaned or lost. >> both nature and man maybe to blame for the devastation of the philippines. it is right in the area of the indian ocean plagued by storms. that along with high poverty rates, poor construction and population growth proved to be
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deadly when the typhoon hit. >> the storm struck vietnam and china, weakened, but still packing a punch. take a look at this. this ship forced from its dock by rising waters and powerful waves, eventually crashing into a bridge in south china. the storm is blamed for 14 deaths in vietnam, five deaths in southern china. as the pill teens tries to recover from a powerful typhoon, stormy weather causing new problems today. for more, we turn to nicole mitchell. >> that video we showed is a wonderful testament to the power of water and how during some of the hurricanes we've seen in the united states, typhoons, it can just wash things along. i know one example of a train freight car wiping out a whole area because water was moving it along. we also need to be careful in flooding situations. it only takes a couple of inches
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to move a person like that. this is the remnants of haiyan moving out of china after creating rain problems there and in vietnam. here's what we're watching now. wwe have a tropical disturbance, it doesn't have organized circulation, just a disturbance, but over water, it could do that. regardless of whether it gets that organization, it will bring showers and thunderstorms to some of the most ravaged places. you already have people that don't have shelter, you don't want them under a thunderstorm and it could hamper efforts like trying to get in planes when you have thunderstorms in the area. watch for more rain to bring those problems to people already ravaged out there. >> here in the u.s., the operative word this morning is brr, a big drop in temperatures. what can we expect. >> don't blame the messenger. it is going to stay about 20 degrees below average. this is a water vapor. you can pick out the front on
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this, because it shows the moisture. that cold air will continue to sink saw the ward because of all that. our morning temperatures tomorrow will actually be colder, more cold air sinks in, and without the cloud cover as a blanket, temperatures are able to drop overnight. we have watches and warnings for freeze effects. already cold this morning, but tomorrow morning, the areas in the south, it is going to be brisk. of course, we're feeling it in the northeast with a little snow. i'll have more on that coming up. >> kind of chilly in washington, too approximate. there are new figures out showing the effect of all those glitches with the affordable care act website had on enrollment. wall street journal now reporting that as of last week, fewer than 50,000 americans signed up for insurance plans through the website, less than 10% of the administration's target. those figures don't include the sign ups the state run exchanges has, the white house blaming the
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glitches and design flows for the shortfall, but not talking about any exact numbers. with all those problems, health insurance companies are pushing the federal government for an alternative to health care insurance want to short cut allowing them to directly enroll those who qualify for health care subs dies, the administration opposing any such plans. problems with the website have kept those eligible for medicate from signing up. the door has been closed to low in come applicants, because the federal government is unable to transfer its files through state medicaid programs as planned. >> typhoon haiyan hurting the philippines in more than one way. how it is affecting the countries economic sectors. >> a battle brewing over black gold in libya.
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>> helping veterans find jobs when they come back from battle. >> you're looking live at the scene in washington, d.c., the capitol building. no snow over the skies there, just here in new york and a little further up.
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>> >> the weather outside is frightful, flurries in new york for the first time. good morning, welcome back to aljazeera america. >> in libya, there is a fight brewing over oil. first, we want to get a look at the temperatures across the nation today and those flurries, nicole, it is november. >> in the northeast, this will be short lived. i want to get to the temperatures, coolest spot in the country is the midwest, all the way through to the south, it's clearing the east coast now with areas of light snow. 31 in oklahoma city versus 66 in
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corpus, where the front has and has not gone through. tomorrow morning, once it clears out, more temperatures will be in the 20's. temperatures in the northeast in the 30's, probably barely getting into the 40's for the rest of the day, because of that front going through. it's definitely going to be a shock to the system. we've been dealing with areas of rain and snow. i'll have more on that coming up. >> only 40 days until christmas. >> torrential rains swamped baghdad, rain falling sunday for 12 hours in the iraqi capitol. the water just collects in the streets, neighborhoods lost electricity. the government declared you a state of emergency. >> the philippine economy is the latest victim of typhoon haiyan. it was enjoying a surge in prosperity before the storm hit, killing thousands and leveling cities. experts say the storm devastated
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farming, shipping and fourism. they say it would have been worst if manila had been hit. >> the hardest hit province is homer to sourcing officials, a major tourism and shipping center. farming is the key to the economy in tacloban. crops have been wiped out. >> an economic crisis in growing in libya. militants seized oil fields that the government needs. they say they're going to sell the oil themselves. we have more. >> these flames are usually associated with with money minting oil fields, but in libya, they're failing to produce billions of dollars for a government, and its grip is fragile in the east. anti-government militias demanding a new system of
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government says i will control the fields. a recently formed group announced that it will set up its own central bank in the eastern region. this will be an additional blow to the already cash-strapped libyan government. >> due to the delay in reopening oil fields, the state will find itself helpless, because we don't have the resources for employment or life except through oil and the budget has been planned on the national income from oil. >> the prime minister's words may not carry the punch he wants. even he was taken hostage over bribery allegations a few weeks allege, accused of issuing checks to military guards who had been blocking an oil remainry in east libya. protests at oil fields have continued for months. rebels have blockaded supplies at oil terminals. last month, a militia leader
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defended the group. >> we've demanded an activation of article 31 of the constitution, allowing to take what is rightfully theirs from all exports. >> the libyan army is trying to make its presence felt on the streets, but militia's of made the central government ineffective in many parts. as religious and secular groups remain at logger heads in the parliament, mother sources of revenue continue to slip out of government coffers. >> oil reserves in libya are the largest in africa and fifth largest in the world. >> in business news, everyone wondering how long the stock market can continue rallying. the dow jones industrial average
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remains in record territory, opening at 15,783. it has now advanced for five straight weeks, up 20% this year. the s&p is at 17,071, a fraction away from its all time high. overseas traders are raking, european stocks mostly lower. asian markets are mixed, tokyo up more than 2%. hong kong is bucking the trend with a loss in shanghai closing in the green. >> there are concerns on wall street that stocks could be in for a letdown after reaching record highs, but one advisor is not losing any sleep. >> you have the perfect scenario for the market to rise. corporate earnings are coming in ok, not great, but you have really low interest rates and as a result of low interest rates, corporate earnings coming in, you're starting to see stock prices rise. i fully expect stock prices to
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rise throughout the rest of the year. >> later this week, we're going to get a look at consumer spending, earnings reports soon to be released. >> last month's government shutdown was a punch in the gull for small business. a just released survey shows a decline to the lowest levels since march. business owners are worried the deadlock in washington could impact sales and cause a backlog in warehouses. they can you back on hiring and capital spending plans. >> fewer homeowners are fogg behind on their mortgage payments. the credit agency transunion says mortgage delinquencies are at a five year low. rising home values, and low interest rates are helping out homeowners. >> millions of dollars could be at stake between apple and samsung. a jury will decide how much
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samsung owes apples. earlier this year, it was ruled samsung had a pay slightly more than a billion dollars, but a judge ordered a new trial to recalculate the damages. >> here's a big number to digest. the number of smart phones is forecast to increase to 6 billion by 2019 worldwide. mobile substrictions are predicted to reach 9 billion. >> wal-mart is going to start its black friday sales at 6:00 p.m. thanksgiving day, two hours earlier than last year. the announcement comes a day after rifle target pushed up its thanks giving plans, so put your turkey on now. >> they serve and protect our country and freedoms around the world, but when a lot of veterans come back home, especially those who are younger, they have a tough time finding work. aljazeera reports on how the state of illinois is working to make sure no vet is left behind.
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>> today, veterans celebrated service and sacrifice at chicago soldier field, but for veterans far from the honors of service are the challenges of transitioning from military to the civilian workforce. dame men mendez serves in the national guard. he has been warned to finding a good job outside the military can be tough. >> in my first year, i arrived on my unit and they told me it will be harder to find a job so start looking now. if anything, we recommend you stay in school and get your higher educational degrees and start looking for work after that. >> mendes came here, a job fair aimed at veterans and active duty service members in search of full or part time work. >> too often, the narrative is that our veterans come back from war, come back for service and they're damaged goods. >> unemployment sits at 6.5% for veterans, compared to 7.2 as a
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whole. >> the department of veteran affairs in conjunction with state and federal governments is trying to focus on the challenges vets face in a complex and evolving job market. >> they want to help them recognize the value of military skills and experience in the workplace. >> somebody who walks in and says that they've been an infantry squad leader for the past four years doesn't translate into the business world and we have to educate them through training programs, hiring fairs, through engagement and helping craft their resumes, helping them with mock interviews and prepare for engagements with employers. >> illinois' one of six states that helps veterans use military experience to get state level credentials for certain law enforcement and health care careers. it allows service members with military motor vehicle experience to by pass the state skills test when applying for a commercial driver's license.
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>> veterans bring something to the table that nobody else can. they've got the leadership experience, and knowledge, they have the self-motivation. they have obviously the honor, and they understand chain of command, they understand leadership. >> acknowledging the sacrifices and their service is not a reminder of their past, but a promise for their future. aljazeera, chicago. >> there are a number of government programs helping military veterans get back to civilian life, including the g.i. bill, assistance for training disability i'd and a tax credit for private employers who hire a vet. >> unemployment ray are on the rice for young people in europe. 7.5 million people are looking for work in the e.u. the president is holding a meeting of european leaders on stay job creation. >> we can soon find which city that the tallest building in the
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nation. architects will decide whether new york's one world trade center or chicago say's willis r will take the crown. it centers if the building's mass counts toward height. construction of the freedom tower is almost done, with a 408-foot mast, it would be 1776 feet high. the willis tower also known as the sears tower stands 1450 feet tall, counting its twin 280 feet antenna, measures 1,730 feet. >> the battle over black market
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moonshine. a surprising source of a crackdown on back yard distilleries and who's opposed to it. >> i'm john henry smith, sports ahead. >> all weather outside is frightful. time to go christmas shopping, snow flurries for the first time. in washington, gray skies hang over white house. you're looking live right now at paris, where they say they need to do something about that nation's jobs, but not necessarily something about the weather. it's pretty good.
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>> evey weeknight on al jazeera america change the way you look at news tune into live news at 8 and 11 >> i'm john seigenthaler and here's a look at the headlines.. >> infomation changes by the hour here... >> our team of award winning journalists brings you up to the minute coverage of today's events... then, at 9 and midnight. america tonight goes deeper with groundbreaking investigative coverage of the nation's top stories... >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you... >> live news at 8 and 11 eastern followed by america tonight on al jazeera america there's more to it. >> welcome back, i'm del walters, these are our top stories. new reports say medical insurance sign ups at the federal website are one 10t
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10th of the targeted number. >> aid agencies say the damage from typhoon haiyan could cost $14 billion, hundreds of thousands of people still without homes. >> aid is pouring in, both the sufficient and great britain are sending war ships to help the relief effort in the nation. >> the philippines crisis is deepening by the hour, now five days since the typhoon hit, survivors in the hardest hit areas are searching desperately for food, shelter and a drink of water. the united nations calls the disaster unprecedented in size. it has reached $25 million for the relief effort, $35 million on the way from nations around the world. 600,000 people remain without homes. that is more than the population of metro milwaukee. that aid can't arrive fast enough. relief groups around the world are on their way.
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one group hails from california, already sending workers to the philippines. >> this is where they're going, the flattened city of tack crow ban where there's no food, water and help only beginning to arrive. marine veteran david smith was packing up to go. most volunteers for the team are military veterans. >> just the general flexibility and adaptability we have. you can give us any mission anywhere in the world on short notice with limited supplies and we'll get it done. >> team members have sent members from new york to haiti. they have 12,000 to 13,000 volunteers with medical and search and rescue experience. on saturday, the team sent a team of 15 to meet with a group of doctors. they carried supplies to be self sufficient for just 96 hours, until a logistics team arrives. >> i understand that you speak the language. >> in the los angeles office, air force veteran nicole green
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was working on collecting that four person logistics team. >> i find satisfaction in going out with a team to help bring order to chaos. >> david smith will to have figure out how to get food, medicine and what have the team needs to do its job in a city that has nothing. >> i get to go in to really help people. nobody is shooting me this time around. i'm not shooting at anybody else. we're there specifically to help. >> he's on his way. >> the team workers are theming up with a norwegian relief team. they will search for survives and help with supplies. >> to help the victims, log on to our website, click on the typhoon haiyan tab at the top. you'll find a list of resources on the top of the page. >> secretary of state john kerry saying the world powers are a few words shy of that deal with
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iran, adding that they all agreed on the concept, but not the wording. the concept that the world powers would ease economic sanctions in exchange for assurances that iran would partially freeze its nuclear program. iran could not find common ground with the super powers but did make a separate deal with with the u.n. allowing inspectors to visit a few of iran's reactors and mining sites, the diplomats will meet again next week. >> the main syrian opposition party agreed to joint talks aimed at ending the countries war. after a lot of pressure from the u.s. and u.k., the syrian national coalition is willing to start negotiating later this year, but only if its demands are met, and here's what they want, the set up of a transitional government that leaves out bashar al assad but includes full presidential military and security powers, full access for relief and humanitarian aid organizations in syria and the release of all political prisoners, especially
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women and children. the u.n., u.s. and russia have been trying for months to persuade the government and opposition to accept a political solution to the civil war, but the opposition is deeply fractured. >> the nation's roman catholic leaders are meeting this week in baltimore. they will discuss the steps the pope is taking to reenergize the church. they will speak about the persecution of christians in syria and egypt. >> we are shepherds of one of the most richly blessed communities of faith in the plan net, have spoken with unity in defense of our own religious freedom must become advocates for these christians whose lives hang in the balance. >> the ambassador to the u.s. had a message for the bishop, saying the pontiff wants catholic leaders to focus on
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pastoral work, not ideology. that meeting comes at a time of great change at the vatican. that effect can be felt in baltimore. >> st. matthews parish church sits six miles from the hotel where the bishops are meeting. friday morning, a happenedful of parishioners gathered here for mass, part of a diverse congregation. flags from 47 nations represent members here, a church that welcomes immigrants, gays and leslesbian's. ask what they are doing, he doesn't hesitate. >> i'm enjoying his reign as the pope. >> just eight months, pope francis has changed the face of the church.
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this most modest pope has embraced young law breakers, a disfigured worshiper, the very young, and perhaps most astonishingly has denounced an obsessive focus on social issues such as abortion and homosexuality saying who is he to judge gays. instead, francis' focus is on ministering to the poor, those less fortunate. >> he says you've got to get more into the world. something, ok, i'm ready to go. so, i mean i like that invitation. >> the francis effect as some church observers call it will not be far from the bishop's minds. 50,000 catholic american leaders calling poverty a moral scandal urge a focus on economic justice, something that is not on the agenda. >> the new style and tone has shifted the ground beneath the bishop. >> some are excited about the message and some are trying to figure out what does this mean
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now, how do we do our job. >> a hard of hearing and blind man on this sees clearly. >> they see popes come and go, too, and they may off some resistance, but i have a feeling this pope has the holy spirit. >> that, he says will win out. aljazeera, baltimore. >> today, the conference will elect a successor to outgoing president cardinal timothy dolan. they will choose from a slate of 10 bishops, including a hometown favorite from baltimore richard lori. >> a law that gutted workers rights in wisconsin sparked protests. it led to a failed attempt to recall scott walker.
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attorneys for the state argued on monday that collective bargaining for public employees is not a right, but rather a benefit allowed by lawmakers. >> about 80 thunde 80-- >> when the abortion clinic opens, these seats will fill quickly. the patient load and wait times have doubled. >> typically, we're seeing 90 to 100 patients a week, spread out over at least four days, and last week alone, we saw 180-200 patients in three days. >> 14 of the state's 36 abortion clinics have effectively closed, leaving large parts of texas with no abortion services. the clinic says women are now
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driving hours to make their appointments. the backlog of cases is forcing this clinic to turn you some women away. >> one of the first phone calls i made to cancel appointments, the woman called back in a panic, and threatened suicide. at that point, what do you say to people? >> the clinics that are open have fewer doctors due to the new legal requirement that all abortion doctors have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. >> this hospital in dallas requires active staff doctors to admit a minimum of 18 patients a year. that's contrary to the goals of an abortion doctors, hood only send their patients to a hospital when something goes wrong. >> this clinic lost half of its doctors. >> these doctors have worked in and around each other in dallas for the last 40 years, and they're all sitting at home, and these are the original pioneers,
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the ones that stepped up to provide this and stayed with it, even as the stigma grew. >> in texas, the anti abortion stigma keeps growing. >> i'm here because i would like to pray for all the kids when they are plan to go abortion. >> protestors gathered outside clinics in support of the restrictions, which the state of texas argues advance women's health and protect life. the fate of a new law now rests with the u.s. fifth circuit court of appeals. it will hear the case in january to decide its constitution at. meanwhile, u.s. supreme court justice scalia may decide whether the new law can be enforced while the case is waiting to be heard. heidi zhou-castro, aljazeera dallas. >> women in need of abortion
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will probably just go out of state. >> virginia's undecided governor's race is probably heading for a recount. 117 votes out of 2 million votes cast puts the leader ahead. a candidate can ask for a recount if the winner is by less than 1%. that could delay the count until late december. >> the owner of the miami dolphins saying he is appalled by the scandal that involves two of his players, jonathan martin and richie incognito. his team and the nfl are trying to contain the cause that focus honest bad behavior in the clubhouse. we take a closer look. >> personally, i want to make sure that the type of racial slurs, harassment, you know, bullying doesn't occur in our
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team, locker room, because there's no room for that. >> that promise made by steven ross, ahead of last night's loss to the bucs in the wake of the allegations against richie incognito. the starting guard has garnered a lot of attention in recent years. >> on the field, players have called me overly aggressive. >> players and sports writers alike have named him one of the nfl's dirtiest players. today, he finds himself sitting on the sidelines, suspended by the dolphins for conduct you detrimental to the team. at issue, the alleged harassment of teammate jonathan martin who left the dolphins two weeks ago, checking into a hospital to be treated for emotional distress. the team is investigating whether incognito financed a trip to las vegas, fearing if he refused and racial slurs sent
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his way. >> this is an issue of my and john's relationship where i may -- i've taken stuff too far, and i didn't know it was hurting him. >> while martin has not publicly implicated incognito, there are reports that his silence is fear out of retribution. >> if he were to say listen, you took it way too far, you hurt me, i would just apologize. >> this story is still unraveling. >> martin has yet to comment, but his layer said the allegations go way beyond traditional locker room hazing. incognito said he was acting in fun in a culture of locker room brother hood. >> sadly, no scandal doesn't end in the end zone. some suggest it affects our children. a sports psychologist joins us now. how does i did affect our
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children? after all, they wear their jerseys, watch every sunday faithfully with their mom and dad. they cheer, so what about when they see the negative? >> the nfl players are children's role models, helping set norms for life. when children observe the nfl players doing things like paying for $15,000 trips for other players and bar tabs, dinner tabs getting taunted and teased, it becomes a socially acceptable behavior for bullying. >> is it socially acceptable in the nfl? you've worked with teams. has the league been turning a blind eye to this type of behavior in the locker rooms? >> the nfl does not have clear policies for addressing bullying, in specific, there are also no regulations or rules about high by standers are responsible, although they are not the direct bully, they are involved in allowing the bullying to happen. >> anybody on the sidelines of
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an nfl game knows it is a violent sport. do the owners really want what they're seeing in the richie incognitos of the world, an aggressive, violent player, or are they simply but thing window dressing on something they get caught in. >> owners want to win and bullies are performance inhibiting, not motivating. >> when you say owners want to win, is that at all costs, and in this case, the type of aggression we are seeing? >> i would go as far as to say winning in a healthy manner, and sure, teams want to win, but i don't see teams trying to hurt the health and safety of their players. that's not their in tent. they want to engainin engage in performance enhancing behaviors. >> moms and dads are saying i'm in charge of my child's behavior. yes, they watch these players on the television every sunday, but i'm the one that decides how my child acts. is that true or do children pick
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up more off the t.v. than we think? >> children are very impressionable, and certainly powerful nfl players are people they respect and look up to, and can shape how they interact with family members, as well as others, but we're also looking at this as a culture. sports is a culture, and creating a type of culture that promotes healthy behaviors. >> so i'm a parent, what do i do? how do i stop my child from turning into a bully. >> education, talking to them about bullying create anxiousness, feelings of powerlessness and feelings of stress. all of these things impact how you function. it impacts how you do in school and how you do on the field, and talking a little bit about empathy, how children can empathize with being bullied, whether it's seeing another person being bullied or being bullied themselves. >> you've worked with players. have they said this is where it began, have they indicated that they became aggressive because
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they were told by high school, grade school pop warner coaches you have to be aggressive or you're not going to make it in the nfl? >> no. we see this not just with coaches, but in the media, and we see it as early as middle and high school, so really, when we're talking about prevention, starting earlier, not just with the nhl, but education at middle school and high school levels. >> thank you very much for being with us. health sports psychologist. >> john henry smith, sports anchor, dolphins playing last night and scandal not far from the field. >> this is true. in the midst of the scandal, the the dolphins were on the road without the service of of martin or incognito. the bad news could get worse after a loss with the winless tampa bay. late in the second quarter, dolphins were looking lousy, trailing 15-0, but then a sign of life. miami on the board through the
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third quarter dolphins. tannehill with a quick strike to matthews. he goes 19 yards to the house, suddenly miami leads. an 80-yard drive to score. under two minutes to go. dolphins going for it on fourth and 28, tan him's prayers not answered. the buccaneers finally get their first win of the season, beating the dolphins 22-19. >> in other nfl news, peyton manning will play sunday. he left the past game against the chargers after taking a low blow in the game. an mri revealed no significant damage. >> with another baseball season in the books, major league baseball has begun doling out postseason accolades, announcing
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their choices for rookie of the year. both of baseball's rookies of the year hail from the sunshine state. in the national league, jose fernandez becomes the third cuban player to win the award. he received 26-30 first placed votes. in the american league, wil myers is the third ray to win the award in the last six seasons. he received 23 of 30 first placed votes. >> in the nhl, steven stamkos broke his right tibia. stamkos left the game on a stretcher. he is expected to have surgery today. >> the indiana pacer are taking the nba by storm, wrapping up a stretch where they played gave games in seven days. it was a piece of cake for these
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guys. monday night, they hosted the memphis grizzlies and picked up their eighth straight win. paul george scored 23 points. the pacers win 95-79. off to a franchise best 8-0 start. >> in the great midwest, bulls hosting the cavaliers, derrick rose drives and finishes with the high gloss varnish. rose grimaces after he lands, he would stay in the game briefly before leaving with a pulled right hamstring. chicago beat cleveland 96-81. >> the utah jazz remain winless, scoring just 13 points in the fourth quarter monday night against denver. they lose to the nuggets. that's sports. >> john henry smith, thank you very much. i know a good clean-cut guy like you knows nothing about this next story. >> alabama's first legal distillery since prohibition is leading to a battle over
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moonshine. >> the usa team had their bus break down. who came to their rescue. >> snow this morning, i'll have the details on the weather whiplash. >> this is a scene outside in new york city right now. the snow changing over to rain, but we did see those flurries earlier. we'll be right back.
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>> welcome back to aljazeera america. just ahead, we'll tell you about a blast from america's past and controversy about home brew, moonshine. first, let's find out whether it's going to rain where you are. >> just a note on the moonshine, challenge doesn't actually warm you up when it's cold outside, just in case anyone is tempted to do that. a cold shalt of air, a understand along with it, the frontal boundary had just enough moisture that we have seen areas
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of snow. this morning, laguardia switched from rain because it was warmer overnight to more snow this morning, when it would typically get colder. flight delays, watch as you walk out the door. the ground is warm, a lot is not sticking, but this has gone southward. nashville seeing it after 70 degrees yesterday, so i know it's a shock to the system to many people, seeing that snow that morning. continuing to the west coast, not as much moisture as we see sometimes with these systems, but we are going to see moisture anywhere from northern california northward with the next system moving in. del. >> nicole, thank you very much. >> any nascar fan that had to soup up a car knows this is a tradition that is older than the state itself and it is still going strong in alabama. back yard distilleries are turk out moonshine. now despite the crackdowns by law enforcement, they are still producing homemade liquor by the barrel. aljazeera's andy gallagher takes a look.
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>> in the back woods of bullock county, the sheriff is always on the lookout for illegal moonshine sites. in the 10 years he's been sheriff, he's uncovered 15 illegal distilleries in the renote landscape. >> is this had a big operation? >> yes, 12 or 13 barrels right there. >> his deputies shot holes in the barrels to make sure they couldn't be reused. he said destroying stills isn't always well received by the local community. >> i had one lady, we were busting one time, she said you need to leave those people in the woods alone, because that's how they make their living. even the citizens of the county has accepted this as part of the growth of this county. >> the south has had a long and sometimes turbulent history with alcohol, but moonshine has a unique place here. it didn't take us long to find
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an illegal still that will soon produce white whiskey for a healthy black market. >> over the generations, people have been prosecuted for making moonshine, but little has changed, and people still want their moonshine the old-fashioned way, made in the back woods from age-old family recipes. >> it's high ridge spirits in union springs, they're not too worried about the black market. this is alabama's first legal distillery in more than a century. >> what comes out here in a finished product. >> yes. >> it took almost a year for them to get their license, but co founder said it will be worth it when the first batch is sold. >> it will be extreme satisfaction knowing that we were the first to the market and the ones that took the chance, got out there and did this. we know we're the first in the market, we won't be the last. >> when this hits the shelves, it will mark a milestone for alabama moonshine, but unlikely
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to change old habits. aljazeera, union springs, alabama. >> there was booze in that bottle. by the way, america's ban on challenge was lift of lifted in 1933. >> a few soccer fans got the ride of their life, picking up hitchhikers who turned out to be the u.s. women's soccer team. their bus broke down in florida, so they stuck out their thumbs, hitched a ride and were lucky. they tweeted pictures of their adventure. they beat brazil 4-1. aljazeera continues with news headlines in just two and a half minutes. i'll see you then.
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