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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. here are the stories we're following for you. aid is getting in to restricted areas in the philippines but more needs to be done to help 2 million people who cannot return to their moments. a gathering of survivors to come together to educate women on their health. america's power stations are facing 10,000 attempted cyberattacks a month. >> in the philippines the official death toll from typhoon
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haiyan is now 3637. those coordinated relief efforts say aid is starting to flow into stricten areas. they're able to deliver food and medicine and evacuate residents from the area. the philippine government said that the storm left more than 600,000 people without a home. one family in tacloban has been living in a van since the storm destroyed their house. many are missing in philippines and relatives searching by sifting through rubble and others are handing ute flyers. the grief is too much for one community. >> the town has been left ransacked by a natural disaster. church is the oldest on the
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island, and it was pulverized in seconds. every stream, collapsed homes. 8,000 are damaged or destroyed. this was not the work of typhoon haiyan. this all happened a month ago. the philippines last natural by sasster, a strong earthquake that killed more than 200 people. the town's mayor said the frequency of the disasters is putting a strain on the people. >> i believe if buildings are made standardized, this should be able to resist earthquake and other types of, forms of calamities like the typhoon. >> reporter: nearby 50 families live in makeshift tents. rebuilding seems beyond reach. >> we're going to build a small house, not a big house.
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the big house is more of a risk if another earthquake happens. >> reporter: each end of town collapsed bridges have sel seve, ared ability to travel in and out. because of its location on the western edge of a warming pacific powering giant storms. it's not just homes that are at risk. it's bridges, roads, telecommunication lines. natural infrastructure. people increasingly are going to have to rely on resourcefulness like this. and there is plenty to go around. the market building was badly damaged so it's vendors have moved to street happy to be doing business again and adapting to their changed world.
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>> earlier matthew croc cochrans in the worst effected area of the philippines for the united nations humanitarian affairs. he discussed the challenges facing this relief effort. >> some people have suffered quite traumatic injuries, and it's critical that assistance reaches them very soon, and we're happy to report that a couple of field hospitals have opened in the last couple of days, an people need clean wate, and water system in tacloban has become up and running, that was critical that that was repaired. we're aware that sanitation presents it's own risk. the longer people go with proper sanitation and clean water, the greater the risk of outbreak of
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illnesses and diseases that can be crippling for children and vulnerable people in the community. all this to say that the small relief that they felt is picking up pace. there is no time, it's all about pushing, pushing, and really ramping up the humanitarian. >> a suicide-bomber killed six people in afghanistan today. the attack occurred in the capital. kabul, the site where thousands of tribal elders were to meet to discuss the security agreement with the u.s. no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. libya has demanded that all militias without exception leave tripoli. tripoli residents protested the lawlessness of the militias in the city and were fired upon by the militias. we have this report from from
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tripoli. >> this is how a militia group in tripoli demand its fighters get out of the city. the demonstrators were attacked as they marched towards the headquarters of the brigade. one of libya's many militia groups. >> these are the conditions of war not a peaceful protest. and this is the result, blood. >> fighting broke out among different armed groups. and by the end of the confrontation more than 30 people had been killed. >> i saw scenes of total chaos at the hospital both in front of the hospital with lots of militia and lots of armed men trying to divert the traffic, and the same thing was reflected inside the hospital where i also saw lots and lots of armed men running around totally
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overwhelmed. >> a week ago the government called on people to take to the streets to pressure military groups to displanned. disband. >> reporter: the departure of militias from tripoli is a command that is not up for discussion. it is an urgent demand. >> there has been a campaign of civil disobedience. what they didn't expect was such a violent response. security forces stayed out of it, but some people blame them for not doing enough. >> they started shooting. look, this is blood of libyans. i said you traitors, to the government, you traitors. where is the army? where is the police? >> the militia groups rose to power after overthrowing former leader muammar qaddafi. since then attempts to integrate
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them back to society has failed. >> streets on the capitol are quite. overnight there were heavy exchanges of gunfire. with funerals of more 30 people killed likely to take place today this city is still extremely tense. >> as the militia has become more powerful, libya appears increasingly lawless. sebastian walker, al jazeera, tripoli. >> at least 31 people have been killed after severe floods swept through central vietnam. landslides and floods were caused by torrential rains earlier this week. a number of hydropower plans simultaneously released surging of water to protect the dams, and that trigged an increase in water level which caused the rivers to overflow. coming up on al jazeera america, a day after china announces revisions to its one-child policy we'll talk to a
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family that is being affected. and now norway is fighting to become carbon neutral despite a political set back. effected. >> al jazeera america is there with continuing live coverage. >> the water rose to half-way up to the second story. >> to find out how you can help, go to
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from us. >> so join the conversation and make it your own. >> watch the stream. >> and join the conversation online @ajamstream. >> welcome back. norway is europe's biggest producer of oil and gas. now they're working to limit the amount of carbon dioxide they're creating. >> this is the largest industrial site in norway, and it's biggest emitter of carbon dioxide which can contribute to global warming. nestled among the site among a warren of pipes and chimneys engineers among this test facility are trying to working out how best to turn the co2 tide.
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exhaust gasses and oil and gas refinery travel along two different pipes. then different techniques are used to strip away the co2. the gas here is released back into the atmosphere, but a fully working plant it will be stored underground. >> we can take out large amounts of the co2 and store it in a safe manner. and we can take it up from the climate system. >> reporter: carbon capture is costly. but the international energy agency believes it could help reduce carbon emissions by around 14%. essentially this testing facility is an industrial laboratory, but in reality, several thousand fully operational carbon capture plants will be needed to try to tackle the co2 problem.
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many believe too much weight is being placed on the potential of carbon capture because it still allows us to rely on fossil fuels. but supporters say that it could be part of the solution. >> what we see is the demand for energy is increasingly so rapidly. it is impossible for the moment to supply all of that energy with renewables. we need to bridge into the renewable future, and that's why we need carbon capture for the next 30, 40 years. >> reporter: norway's fortunes are largely rooted in its oil and gas reserves. the countryside close by are likely to escape the worst affects of any climate change. what happens at this huge site could end up being both part of the problem and the solution. emma hayward, al jazeera. >> couples in china are reacting to news the government is loosening it's long-standing
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one-child policy. it was announced friday, and we have reports from beijing. >> reporter: for a generation this is what the typical chinese family has looked like. soon an extra young face may feature. reforms that allow second child to couples where either parent was a single child themselves means the virtual at biggs of af the one-child policy. in 1979 when the one-child policy began, there are few people to whom the new policy won't apply. >> yes, i'm very excited. >> i want a girl or two. >> two girls? >> yes, another girl. >> she said she's grateful, many used to complain about the policy, she never thought it would change. it was introduced when china was a poor country with a population that it's government felt it
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couldn't support. over the flee decades they have prevented as much as 400 million births but any baby boom now is likely to be moderate. china is much richer and families tend to get smaller regardless of government policy. and what was introduced in 1970s has now become the norm. >> a generation of single children have grown up to become parents themselves. they have the option to have more than one child. whether they will or not is another matter entirely. >> where we were a growing population, now it's an aging population that is causing concern. last year for the first time china's labor force shrank. and it was announced by the government that it's retirement age will rice. the president has signaled a number of crimes carrying the death penalty and labor camps that used imprison people
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without trial for all manner of alleged offenses. >> people will be allowed to defend themselves, appeal, seek lawyers. seek second appeal, and people will have more opportunities to defend their rights. >> reporter: most of these parents have lived through three decades of profound change in china. if these latest reforms are a sign of things to come their children will grow up in just as dramatically changing times. andrew thomas, al jazeera, beijing. >> meteorologist: we're going to see mil mild temperatures and wl have to watch out for the threat of strong to severe storms as we go throughout late part of the afternoon and into this evening overnight. parts of missouri into iowa and
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illinois we'll be watching very closely. right now it's the rain coming down across parts of missouri. it looks like most of it is north and west of st. louis. some of the bigger cities will be impacted with wind, rain and isolated tornadoes. right now it's the wind that is impacting you as you get out around kansas city. we have wind gusts up to 30 in omaha. we have those 30 mph winds now gusting around the chicagoland area. winds will continue to work their way eastward as the storm system moves eastward into sunday. sunday will prove to be a much more active day for many in the ohio valley and into the northeast. here's what we're watching out for. we have a cold front on the move. we'll have drier air coming in. it will be along our northern tier will it will turn colder. we'll have warm air in place ahead of it and we'll have a threat of severe weather around
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indiana, indianapolis and chicago. as we get to the end of the weekend, that's when things will go down hill. we have some light showers around earlier this morning but things are winding down. it looks like overall a nice day in philadelphia and new york, new york city. >> eboni, thank you. cyberattacks on our nation's power grid. next on al jazeera america. it's a growing problem worth with about 10,000 attacks a month.
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>> relief operations in the philippines is gaining steam. 100,000 people have received some type of assistance. the death toll now stands above 3600 and another 600,000 are homeless. six people are dead in kabul afghanistan after a suicide-bombing and occurred at a site where thousands of tribal leaders are due to meet next week. libya is demanding all
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militia leave tripoli after militia fired on citizens friday and killing 32. they used rocket-propelled grenades against protesters who were calling on militias to disband and disarm. more than a thousand women are gathering in kabul for a day long junior. the brainchild of two women. >> meet molly block, a medical miracle having survived one health crisis after another. >> two open-heart surgeries. i've had a stroke. i've had cancer four times. i've had, i don't know, don't you think that's enough. >> reporter: block's own health journey began at age 27 with a shocking diagnoses of hodgkin's lymphoma. >> you know, when i had
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hodgkin's there was only one thing to do, the spleen was removed and i had surgeries. today patients face a dizz dizzg amount of treatment. this health conference covers dozens of topics everything from hypertension. >> women can have a second opinion. if they want an opinion themselves. they can make indicatio make de. >> reporter: research subjects are still mainly male with results applied to both genders. >> we make assumptions that perhaps women are small men, which they're usually not. >> reporter: take this doctor's specialty. heart disease, it is the leading killer of both men and women.
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>> women get their heart attacks ten years older than men. so an average age for a man is in their 60s. and for women, 70s. >> reporter: busy women may ignore symptoms. chest pain isn't the only sign of trouble. women may experience cold sweats, lower abdominal pain, gnaw shaw. >> they can be here in how long? two minutes? >> reporter: women tend to see doctors more than men do but less likely to head to the emergency room. when they're having heart attack symptoms, a man will highly tail thigh tailit to the emergency r. >> i remember reading it on my internet and i said to myself, oh my gosh, this is the reason i'm doing this. this is the reason i'm doing this. >> reporter: a woman who has had
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her own health struggles helping others get through theirs. lisa stark, al jazeera, baltimore. >> power grids control communications, hospitals, heating, much more. to take it down would be disastrous. we have more on the scientist working to protect it. >> for power companies this is the new frontal tear. cyberwarfare. power stations are increasingly the target. north amercian power stations face 10,000 attacks each month. >> they're certainly more space kateed now and ten years or so earlier you didn't have as much attention on power infrastructure, now there is much more attention on the power flukstructure. >> without the power grid we don't have emergency communications, routine communications, we don't have
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hospitals, heating, cooling, lighting. it is such a desperately large impact. >> last year the world's most valuable company, the 10 trillion-dollar saudi arabian company was attacked with a virus. >> it did not affect our operation, but we lost around 3,000 bcs and 2,000 servers. >> reporter: to protect against malicious viruses, they're hiring security. many gathered in secret to practice fending off a dreaded scenario, a complex hybrid attack. >> you would have maybe a small power company, a transformer station that they would physically attack, blow up a bomb, drive a truck into it, or cut power lines at the same time that's happening you would be attacking the technology, the command control systems, the
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monitoring systems to blind the companies as to what is going on. >> reporter: cyberattacks can be crippling and expensive. a series of attacks allegedly by north korea cost south korea $800 million. power stations like this dot the landscape across the u.s.ed inca and mexico. one effective attack could darken much of north america and knock all of this out of commission. that's what happened in 2003 when a small power outage spread across a canadian province and eight u.s. states. a repeat could bring on a series of cascading power failures and cybersecurity experts say widespread public panic. >> 18 russian beluga whales are at the center of a controversial. one aquarium wants to import
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them for conservation and breeding purposes. >> reporter: the georgia aquarium has four. >> they are such a remarkable species. >> reporter: now th the aquarium wants to import the beluga whales. the georgia aquarium said its trial for public education. >> we have to have these animals in our care moving forward so we can study them and learn everything we can know about them and apply it to research that we have on beluga in their natural an tat. habitat. >> reporter: their requests have been denied over concerns it could hurt their population in the wild. they're not endangered, but with
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only 150,000 worldwide some sub populations are protected. noah said it would have an as verse impact on the stock of beluga. and they determined five of the whales may have been nursing when they were captured. >> we have no evidence to support that claim. >> reporter: the georgia aquarium said its acting on behalf of the entire zoological community by suing noaa, the aquarium points out along with education, increasing the mammals population through breed something a key reason for their request. >> there is a very real possibility that if we don't take action now we could lose this population in human care. >> that does not justify pulling them out of the wild and putting them in conditions where they don't thrive. >> reporter: the group has been a vocal opponent of georgia
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aquarium's request. >> we don't need them in captivity to learn about them. children in inner cities, jesus christ were all denied access to dinosaurs, but we managed to learn about dinosaurs, and we appreciate geology and archaeology. >> reporter: if the challenge is successful, it will be the first import issued to import recently caught wild marine mammals in more than 20 years. al jazeera, atlanta. >> you've heard of the classic car show. how about a classic trolley show. in russia they're celebrating the 80s anniversary of the trollry card. trollrry car. folks can get a look at the retro style buses. and people still move around moscow in those trolley cars, of course newer ones. for updates throughout the day
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