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>> you're watching al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm jonathan betz with a look at today's top stories. and they're off shoppers storm stores as black friday kicks off the holiday shopping season. [ gunfire ] >> defiance in egypt police fire tear gas at protesters and young women behind bars learn more about their fate. and a show of force, china sends warplanes into the disputed air space over the china sea. >> millions of americans are
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spending this day after thanksgiving shopping either online or in stores searching for great bargains. black friday really began just after thanksgiving dinner with people rushing into stores across the country. chaos turned violent in illinois when police an officer shot a man suspected of shoplifting. another officer was hurt while chasing that suspect. as the hours went on stores were still crowded but calmer. we're out with shoppers in the mall in new york. what do you see out there today? >> reporter: i'm seeing america change before my very eyes. that's what is happening. they instituted the shopping from 8:00 last night thanksgiving really because the economy is so bad and because the time difference between this year's thanksgiving i and christmas is so short. many were upset with people not having time for family and
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friends. we're getting reports that people seem to love it. they were outside all the malls. 12 national chains opened up. macy's opening up at 8:00 on thanksgiving for the very first time. and i think probably thanksgiving is changing before our very eyes. do not take our word for it. the west field south shore mall in bay shore in long island, halfway down the island, and this is suzanne johnson, the general manager of the west field south shore mall. did you have difficulty convincing all the stores to open initially? >> no, we did not. we had macy's come to us first, then sears and jc penneys followed suit. the victoria secrets, michael kors, the national ten nans to say we have to open our doors
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earlier. >> what happened, at 8:00el. what did you see? >> the car park was full, 25% full but what was more shocking was the line that has formed outs of sears. when they opened their doors at 8:00 they let in 500 people in a matter of minutes. one of the big draws was the flat screen television. lines outside of penneys, and the traffic for the specialty shops opening. >> you were tell meg it was in the just the big ticket items that were drawing people in. they were coming in for things that you might class as articles and items for themselves like shoes, for example. >> absolutely. all three of the shoe departments were filled in those anchor stores. macy's had to have 150 people in their shoe department alone. consumers are shopping for themselves. the things they would have bought back in july that they didn't have the dollars for.
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>> what effect did last night's opening at 8:00 have on this morning when you would normally have the door busts. what's it been like throughout the day. >> it's changed the flow of traffic. we opened this maul at 5:00 a.m. on fly. we pumped it up by by opening by thursday. it created a low between 3:00 a.m. and 8:00. once those people woke up, we saw traffic at 8:00 again. >> and the kinds of people that came in. were they families, young people in toe that would not have been able to come at midnight. >> there were young families. this is a very residential area so our customer base is family-oriented. so yes, people were out with strollers and there were a lot of kids out. >> will you open at 8:00 next year? >> yes, we'll be opening. we're here in long island.
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>> i think this is the mark of a change, in more black friday. probably black thursday. retailers are now taking advantage of technology as well. we have more on that. >> reporter: let your smart phone be your guide. this year shoppers may be browsing in stores but they're harnessing mobile apps to hunt for the best deal. popular ones help shoppers compare prices get gift ideas and find money -saving coupons. >> there is going to be an enormous surge in the role that apps pay. >> prediction that e commerce will hit $80 billion and a lot of that shopping will be done on smart phones and tablets. >> they're figuring out ways to create shopping experiences that are on par with and in a lot of cases better than what you get in the store. there is an opportunity to learn more about the product, watch
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demo videos about what the product does and how it works. >> surveys show smart phone owners have three and four shopping apps. nearly half of black friday purchases will be made on mobile devices. >> we've seen great growth in the internet business. we see double-digit growth over the last ten years. >> well, the day after thanksgiving has marked the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season since the 19th century. black friday is only 50 years. it was coined over a football game. army-navy used to play, the game used to draw big crowds before that, which frustrated police. it became customary for officers to refer to the big day as black
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friday and black saturday. now it's taken on a new meaning with profits shift from red to black after sales surge. another opportunity to protest against the nation's largest retailer. >> we know that if we can change walmart, we can change our economy, and we can change the wobbled. that's whaworld. that's what i want to do. >> ten people including two wall mattewalmart employees were arr. they are apushing for better wages and working conditions. we're live at a walmart in the lake view section of chicago, andy, what's happening out there today? >> reporter: quiet now but it was fair fairly raucous earlier. they came out to say look how much money walmart makes.
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but walmart fired right back. they said take a look who is rotesser. among the protesters were actually three employees of walmart. one of those arrested was a walmart employee who said he was proud to do it. >> like i said, i know i'll be retaliated against when i come in, but it doesn't matter. i'm 45 years old, if everybody else has a living wage, we need one, too. from police to fire departments when they needed raises they got 'em. we stood with them. we would like them to stand with us. this is not for me, it's for my workers. and workers across the country. >> oh those protesters say yes, they were members of various union groups across chicago but they said they were here to try
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to get the word out to other companies, not follow the precedent not to follow walmart set on its wages. walmart came out and said we're doing things right. we're offering wages comparable to other big box companies around the country. they offer benefits as well, and the main point walmart is trying to get across. their main strength they promote from within. if you start out at the bottom you'll be promoted up. 160,000 employees at walmart was promoted last year. that's their counter argument to what protesters were talking about today. >> protesters with the shoppers, thank you. china has dispatched fighter jets to a small islands in the china sea.
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both japan and china claim the islands. last month cline declared an air defense over the islands but the u.s. has refused to honor it. they have made several flights through that area in recent days. now to egypt where 150 protesters were arrested defy a new law restricting protests. the law bans protest without a police permit. in cairo security forces used tear gas and water to break up demonstrations. this comes on an amendment to the constitution. women, all supporters of president mohamed morsi, were arrested after forming a human chain and passing out flyers. ukraine's president made a
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sharp turn from the european union. al jazeera is there with more. >> reporter: despite last minute attempt to get him to change his mind, ukraine's president refused to sign up to the free trade deal. and the president of the european commission ruled out his suggestion of bilateral talks for his country's future to include moscow. >> for a bilateral agreement between the european union and the ukraine, there should be no format. the time of limited sovereignty are over in europe. >> reporter: in kiev, supporters were streaming in the city to mount a demonstration to show the approval of the decision which followed intense pressure from moscow to retain ties to russia. >> there are reasons why the agreement wasn't signed.
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the european union refused to make any concessions to our demands, and we don't want to be bought. we are a proud people. >> we need to finish out first, and then only then can we integrate into europe and match their standards. >> reporter: these are the pro supporters filing into european square. they are much more regimented, much more subdued and they're all on $18 a day expenses. only a few hundred meters away from the presidential rally the pro european protesters were maintaining their vigil in independence square pledging to continue the demonstrations over the weekend. the president could order a crackdown on the rallies. >> how much will depend on how many people we have on the streets this night, and what happened next because their line
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of arguments. >> the pro european rallies are expected to continue throughout the weekend, and students say they will continue to mount their own protest next week. >> well, massive protest in thailand are now in their sixth day. more than a thousand people are camping out the national army headquarters in bangkok. they're demanding the military help them topple the prime minister. many believe the prime minister is a mouth piece for her exiled brother who was ousted during the coup. ♪ >> meteorologist: i've only seen a map like this from the national weather service. the fact that there are no warnings except for an ice jam in michigan and the flooding
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there down from the southeast from all the rain that we've had. the two counties with the warning and the fog and there is not much happening across the northwest. we'll welcome it after the storm wednesday and early thursday. you see things are clear with a few snowflakes coming down the great lakes. this is the satellite and radar with an approaching storm will impact the weather there for the rest of the weekend. it is cold. the temperatures will really drop, especially overnight across the northeast. high pressure controls the weather. clear sky, calm wind and looking for that number to drop as soon as the sun goes down this evening. it will start to warm up, starting tomorrow the temperatures down into the 30s and the climbs 40, and 50s and 60s in oklahoma city. the warm air returning from the southern plains. a plume of moisture from the pacific is affecting the northwest with rain and snow. we'll track that, and have a look at the low temperatures
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across the northeast with the forecast. >> see you, dave. steel here on al jazeera ameri america. the timeline for disposal of nuclear weapons. and the trial of two men murdering a british soldier gets under way. >> i'm passionate enough to ensure if these guys are given freedom we'll give it back to them. they are americans, and they're my heroes. >> giving back to those who give so much.
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>> so these two soldiers have come to warrior's warehouse armed with a shopping list of stuff they can't afford. >> they just don't have enough money to go around. you've got an e-4 or a private that has a couple of kids, and then things are expensive. >> it's the only civilian non-profit of its kind in the entire country that operates on an army post. kelly started it in 1991 when she was astonished to see soldiers returning from warheading straight into poverty. >> this is our school room with backpacks and school supplies for the kids. >> all of this is donated from companies throughout colorado and the united states. this redistribution center outside of denver is where the warriors warehouse collect its donations. >> we have meat product that we purchase and then hand out to our families. we give them months worth of food. >> her volunteers are vietnam
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vets who know all too well what it's like to come home with a broken spirit. >> every day we do this we find more and more guys who are in need of help. >> it's going to get worse because they're coming back. >> even with donations flooding in, $2.8 million last year alone, it's hard to keep up with the exploding demand. >> we start off with this many the first year. you know, the first six months we were here and it has grown almost double. >> the warriors warehouse is only available soldiers below the rank of sergeant. but kelly does not forget about those who are far away on the front lines. >> this place is mobbed with gift boxes donated from a local church. all of these will be packed up, shipped out to troops serving overseas to get them to them by the december holidays. >> i'm passionate enough that we serve for our freedom, that we
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give it back to them. they're americans and they're my heroes. >> as americans prepare to show gratitude, these service men and women can say thanks to those who serve in this massive mission at home. al jazeera, colorado springs. >> a nice program to see there. nelson mandela is receiving intensive medical care in his home. the nobel prize winner is confined to his bed in his home in johannesburg. he's value everybody to infection while he clings to life. the new movie looks back at how he led the movement against apartheid. >> these school girls were born after the apartheid ended. they just watched the movie "long walk to freedom." it's based on nelson mandela's auto biography. >> there was quite a few violent
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scenes, but that's happening today and it's so horrible, there is so much conflict and horrible things going on. >> i don't think there will ever be world peace around the world. there is too much, too much wars and civil wars and fighting and violence. >> it was depressing in a way, the movie. >> it was very sad. there are scenes from fighting. it's very emotional and you find yourself crying. >> the movie is an emotional and sometimes violent journey through the struggles in whites minority rules. producers say making the movie was a long and intense journey. for others nelson mandela's story was an eye-opening experience. >> it really those what it was like for those who weren't white
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in southern africa, and how much he lost so that everybody could be free. it was a suburb movie. >> for some it is simply inspirational. >> for some it's simply inspirational. >> someone that had hi the pain. >> nelson mandela is a huge part of so many people's lives. but the former president is 95 years old and seriously ill. those who lived through an apartheid will never forget his achievementness and hopes this film will remind the world how to bring an end to a bitter difference. >> nelson mandela directed a campaign of peaceful, non-violent defiance on what he calls racist policies.
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mandela was awarded the nobe nol peace price in 1993. he served as president of south africa from 1994 to 1999. >> on wall street the winning streak has ended. the dow losing 10 points in today's holiday session. the first time since last wednesday. they did not set a new all-time high. still the dow, s&p 500 and nasdaq were up for the week and the month. and here to talk about today's black friday outlook is kristin bench who joins us from scottsdale, arizona. we have a busy busy shopping day. we saw earlier at the mall talking about how frankly it looks like the thursday opening may have dampened the crowds from friday. do you think that possibly retailers may think it's not worth it to open up on
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thanksgiving? >> you know, smart retailers are wise to think that. you know, when you think about the costs of opening, for instance, macy's i would herald square which historically opened yesterday with staffing, payroll, and all of that, including the cost to open the store, i don't know how much retailers will really receive the benefits of that. black friday is turning into 50 shades of gray in more ways than one. it's morphing into this one big gray season rather than one prime selling day. >> do you worry that that might kill some of the buzz, enthusiasm, wake up early friday morning and go to the mall and shop? >> i do. just like on your business you're on a 24-hour news cycle. now with the seventh, ipad, etc. we're on a 24-hour shopping cycle. we can shop whenever we want to. it depends on the type of deals.
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if your in-box is anything like mine you've been spammed for weeks with 50% off. in a way we're training the consumer to wait for that best deal and we always know there will be another one coming up so the savvy consumer will wait for the end of the season rather than rushing out for black friday. >> the trend is more and more people are shopping online. do you see a day where black friday, we don't really call it black friday and it loses all of its relevance. >> well, it was created back in philadelphia years and years ago, it was the one day that retailers' balance sheets went from red to black. that's an antiquated selling thought. it's an antiquated selling holiday. we don't need that. it's not just friday, it's thanksgiving. and walmart took the gloves off last week and did all their
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promos a week early. does it matter? i don't think so. i think it will be less and less important. kind of like back to school. >> black friday now gray friday, kristin, thank you for your time today. >> thank you. >> alrighty, we have the headlines. there is good news for lindsay vaughn in. that's right, we're hitting the slopes with lindsay vaughn. a week after suffering a nasty crash, vaughn was back on her skis and doing runs. unbelievable stuff. vaughn and reigning olympic down hill champion did three super g runs and said that the right knee tells pretty good. she's hope to go compete in alberta, canada, with other sights on sochi, russia, which is 69 days away. it's rivalry weekend in
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college football and alabama versus auburn. ththe last time two top rank tes played, jonathan wasn't even born and yours truly was in diapers in 1979. you have the steeler head coach on the field and gentleman kob s said it was a mistake. no instruction was called but the league is looking into the matter, and the steelers ended up losing the game to baltimore. but first we have jason kidd, and now tomlin. >> thanks. next on al jazeera america,
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struggling to make a living as they escape their native land syria. and look how closely the obama administration is or isn't to fixes healthcare.gov . power power of the people until we restore of the people until we restore
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>> welcome to al jazeera america and here are your top stories. americans vying for great gifts, but this year's rush was uneventful with smaller crowds with many shopping online. more protesting in egypt. police fire tear gas and water canons. 70 people have been arrested. protesters are fighting back against a new law restrict public gatherings. the government said it is needed to impose order.
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the healthcare.gov will be ready november 30th. >> reporter: many have banished the affordable care act. john boehner continued his criticism saying the president bit off more than he could chew with his healthcare law. with all of the problems, democrats are having a hard time defending it. >> the disappointment we'll have to get past it because the overall project is too important to allow ourselves to be discouraged. >> reporter: back on october the first month of enrollment health and human services fell short of its goal. instead of a 500,000 people signing up only 106,000 got coverage, most of that on state exchanges, not the federal site. the problems are forcing the series of adjustments for example, insurance still takes
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affect january 1st but the deadline was moved from decemb december 1st to december 23rd. the last day to enroll is still march 31st. president obama pressed for a fix to the website by saturday yet they're still not promising perfection. >> november 30th does not represent a relaunch of healthcare.gov . it is not a magical date. there will be times after november 30's when the site like any website does not perform optimally and our work will continue into december and beyond. >> reporter: but keeping hope alive friday morning the agency is accentuating the positive accepting out this tweet saying on december 1st healthcare.gov will be able to handle 50,000 users at the same time. 800,000 users a day. if that happens it will be a huge improvement over what
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happened last month. >> clay johnson managed barack obama's online presidential campaign in 2008, and joins us live from atlanta. clay, the deadline is tomorrow, do you think healthcare.gov will be working? >> i think tomorrow morning democrats will wake up and say, man, this website works great and republicans will wake up and say this is the worst website i've ever seen. this is going to be like any other work of art and screen blend. it will be a matter of subjectivity whether or not it works and you know, unfortunately congress will likely be the judge. and unfortunately for the american people, we don't have a technically-minded congress. >> either the website works or
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doesn't works. either you can log on and buy insurance or you can't. >> i wrote a book. it has some typos on it. but it doesn't mean that the book isn't any good or that the book doesn't exist. yes, people will be able to log on tomorrow morning. a lot of people will be able to log onto it, and it will work. i suspect just like the white house and hhs has said, they'll be able to handle 800,000 people a day, 50,000 people at the same time. i don't think they would say that, and not mean it. but it doesn't mean that it will be without flaws. facebook, amazon.com, all software has flaws because people are flaws. >> the white house has said and has shied away from promising that the site will be 100% operational. how politicianal doe operationao
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get to basically call the website a success. >> we're looking at a 95% success rate. the white house said it will work 80% of the time on december 1st. what they mean by moving into december, they'll shoot for that 99% number as we move forward. the interesting thing and the thing no one is talking about we've spent since october 1st we spent $90 million, $90 million according to the u.s. spending.gov on the website just cleaning it up. to the at the same time contractors who built the junkie website to begin with. what i want to know what system do we need to fix to make it so that we don't continue to do that. what system do we need to fix to stop throwing good money after bad and to stop rewarding people for their mistakes. >> do you feel like frankly when you consider that much money and
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that much time spent on this, this should have been fixed by now? there is not a good excuse for this? >> yeah, i think this should have worked from the get go. we spent a total of $630 million on this website. the problem is imagine that you hire a painter, the painter burns it down in the process and then sends you a bill for fixing the house. that's what happened. that's the way we procure our information technology needs to be revamped so we can get people out of the market and get new small businesses that are talented into the market. >> tomorrow is the deadline. we'll see how healthcare.gov is working tomorrow. clay johnson from atlanta, we appreciate it. >> thanks for having. the london trial of two men accused of stabbing a british soldier to death. courtroom security was very high as two muslim converts were accused of murdering an
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afghanistan veteran. one witness said it he saw them car rigby down in the street and then get out of the car. both men have pled not guilty. iran will begin to stop it's nuclear program by january at the latest. the iranian ambassador made that announcement today saying it's one of six measures agreed upon. the west has-worried iran may develop nuclear weapons. leaders will neat i meet to dise next steps the agreement. taking over as army chief of staff, h pakistan has a long history of switching between democratic and military rule.
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the military sometimes led the overthrow of political leaders. al jazeeral jazeera details thed legacy. >> reporter: all this in honor of the nation's command. after taking the job, keaoni traveled to conflict areas to meet his men who were fighting and dying in large numbers. but he also struggled to counter threat in the country's lawless tribal areas. this led him to focus on what he saw as the true enemy of the nation. >> today we are faced with internal as well as external
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challenges. the problems are our internal battle front require special attention and pose a great threat to pakistan. >> reporter: he didn't name india, a country that it fought three wars with, as the only threat. he launched the defining military operation of his career. the taliban were driven back in tribal areas but his popularity sank in 2011. that year began with the killing of two pakistanis by a c.i.a. security contractor and ended in a strike by u.s.-led forces on a border post that killed 24 soldiers. between those two crises ways has greatest perceive failing, the osama bin laden raid.
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because of the embearsment caused when u.s. launched it's raid on pakistani soil. still the army chief never managed to give the americans what they wanted. today he exits the scenes against a historic milestone. the fact that he never tried to lead against the democratically elected government appears to have helped his reputation to some degree. but the pakistani taliban still control important parts of the northern tribal areas and remain dangerous threats. while keani is able to retire with some grace he leaves behind unfinished business. >> and the new army chief might
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face a challenge on the afghan-pakistan border. the u.s. considers the operation vital in this region. the top u.s. command center afghanistan has apologized to president hamid karzai. hu.s. wants karzai to sign a security deal that with let u.s. troops stay in afghanistan beyond the end of next year. in an assembly of afghan elders, karzai is making more demands energy syria 2 million of the children there are now refugees.
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new u.n. report paints a grim picture. they're cut off from education and forced to work just to survive. the children often face grave dangerous. dangers. >> alia is 11 years old. she escaped the war in syria only to find herself facing a new danger in lebanon. her school is safe but like her many of these refugees also have to work once classes are over. >> a man in a car with a syrian plate number approached me. he looked scary and he asked to buy some flowers. as i was handing him the flowers he grabbed my arm. i ran inside the supermarket. he waited and then followed us. we ran away. >> because of that aliyaa no longer works on the streets.
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but her brother has no choice. her mother is a cleaner but her salary is not enough for it them to survive. so every afternoon mohammed sells flowers on the streets of bay root. beirut. more and more children are forced to work. >> as family resources are depleted children are forced to work. some in difficult and unsafe conditions. >> you can see the problem in almost every step corner. these children live a difficult and dangerous life. they're vulnerable to exploitation and abuse, and many are warn down emotionally. >> these children are traumatized from what they saw in syria. they're scared to reveal their identitiys even though it has been almost a year since they fled the violence. >> we were in a bus and there was a checkpoint. we saw someone kill everyone right in front of us. i saw the way they all died. >> those images are still clear in their minds. and social workers say there are many other children who are not
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getting the help they need. they also face risks here in lebanon. >> they're traumatized from the violence in syria and in lebanon. some face sexual abuse and crowded areas where refugees stay. >> just by talking to these children you realize how the war has impacted their lives. >> the war won't stop because people are killing each other. and then people will take revenge. if one man loses a brother, he will later kill the one responsible. >> at the age of ten this boy has an adult understanding of his country's strategy. >> i'm disturbed and frustrated. he is called a generation of innocents who are the casualties of an appalling war. >> still ahead on al jazeera america. fighting the a.i.d.s. epidemic and the spread of h.i.v. with a series of drugs giving hope to
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>> it has changed quite a bit. >> in south africa h.i.v. drugs have halved new infection among children in the last four years. now one in 20 catch the virus from their mother here it is the h.i.v. virus and these stocks play an important role. when it comes in contact with the cell, a red blood cell, it invades the cell overwhelming the body's immune system. here where the viral drugs come in. they effectively disavailable the virus' stalks and it can't reproduce in the patient's immune system is able to recover. >> reporter: providing you keep taking the drugs the virus is
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kept at bay. but stop taking them and it returns in force. globally more than $1.2 billion a year is spent on hiv h.i.v. research, and now this are many drugs to combat the virus. >> it's been pretty miraculous. i think we've moved from a situation where a fatal decease with at best three or four drugs available for its treatment, pretty unclear when it should be used to now there is a nearly 30 drugs and 8 million people around the world are being treated. >> reporter: the united nations hopes to give out anti-viral drug by 2015. the newly created drugs hold the
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greatest promise giving a longer life and reducing the spread of the virus. >> h.i.v. prevention and treatment has helped save thousands of lives. since 198,125,000,000 people have died of a.i.d.s. but in poor countries had has crease increased ten-fold. we're here with sports. another head coach in hot ward. >> reporter: yes, first it was jason kidd because he had no timeouts and now mike tomlin. they're taking a page out of the old saying if you're cheating, you're not trying. we'll let you be the judge in the third quarter, jacobi jones
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takes off for the races. now no infunction was called on the play, and tomlin said he didn't see jacobi jones, and it was an honest mistake. they ended up winning the game 22-20, but now the league is looking into the matter because for tomlin you expect the fines to come pretty soon. >> i was running out of time. i'm looking at him the whole time. i'm like, is he going to move? then i just weaved the guy away. he broke my stride a little bit. i still humanity have got caught. but it is what it is. if i was him i would have done the same thing. >> i always watch the returns on the jumbotron for a better perspective. i lost my placement and i saw how close he was in the field of play. >> mike tomlin stopped this one, i think.
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i took some flack for joking around at the super bowl saying maybe he should run on the field and tackle somebody. i took flack for that. that's exactly what he just did. he was looking at the big screen the entire time. he knew where he was, he knew where jacobi was. he did what i thought we should do. >> after tearing the ligament in the right knee, lindsay vaughn was back on the slopes. she hit three super g runs today and her knee felt pretty good. vaughn is hoping to compete in alberta, canada, with her sights on sochi olympics, which is of the days away. a big day in college football. alabama versus auburn. the last time both teams ranked in the top five heading to the
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iron, the year, 1971. our jess at a taff talked with graham watson from yahoo sports to break down this monster match up. >> i definitely think the winner of this game will have a chance for the title game. they still will have to play the scc title game. alabama has the leg up in this game. it has a great defense. it can make auburn one dimensional. if auburn can't run the ball, auburn will have a really long day. i think that's the way this is going to go. they're going to force nick marshall to pass. if alabama can do that, it will be on its way to going to another national title game. >> what is the significance of the game with both teams in this one? >> you know, i think missouri
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has to win. missouri wins, it goes to the scc title game and it's one of those dark horses for th the tie game and they could play for a national title depending on how some of the other cards fall. this is the difference between having a fantastic season and just having an okay season. so i think a lot of people are going to be tuning in to this one because johnny manziel is always a great quarterback to watch, and it will be hard to see him have two terrible games in a row. this will be a fun one to watch. >> jim must winsto missjames min taking himself out of the game.
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>> the state attorney from floor said it could be a couple of weeks. we may be pushing up against the heisman before we know if he's going to be charged for sexual assault. there are others fiving things out about him, mischief that he got into, shooting bb guns, and stuff that kids do, but because he is who he is, and he's under the microscope. i think a lot of people are scratching their heads and wondering if he's the right guy to hoist the heisman. >> no doubt the big game in college football is tomorrow alabama verse offes auburn. >> any predictions? >> it's there. >> the white house christmas tree arrived this morning. the fir was loaded on the wagon
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pulled by clydesdale. it will go on display in the east wing of the white house. it comes from a farm in pennsylvania's high valley. meteorologist dave warren is back with a look at the national forecast.
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>> and now, a techknow minute... >> and now, a techknow minute...
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>> meteorologist: i'm meteorologist dave warren. we'll look hard to see specs of green and blue. that's any type of rain or snow picked up by the radar. that's all there is happening across the country. a nice calm weekend, it was needed after what we've dealt with over the last few days. it's cold. and a few snowflakes coming down across the great lakes. the wind has died down. the high pressure directly overhead. these temperatures will really drop across the northeast overnight tonight. the warm air will begin to return. the temperatures may climb back into the 60s. a great warm up, there it was today and the temperatures will be even warmer. texas, oklahoma, nebraska, the
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dakotas, nice warm afternoon with sunshine and a light breeze. things are changing, though, across the pacific northwest. the storm dropping out will bring rain and snow to the area. tracking this you can see that it does not develop until saturday afternoon and evening. moisture coming in from the pacific, you're seeing snow develop in the mountains and rain in the valleys throughout saturday evening and sunday. it gets a little heavier. there is that wind and rain coming down and you get snow coming in idaho and montana. here's the northeast. these temperatures dropping tonight. waking up tomorrow morning 11:00 in albany. single digit in albany. teachetemperatures are nice and comfortable as long as you don't have that wind blowing, dropping the temperatures down to feeling like the single digits. we'll have a look at the headlines coming up next.
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>> this is al jazeera america live in new york. i'm jonathan betz with a look at the headlines. millions of americans are looking for great buys on christmas gifts. some are shopping online. others are in stores that have been opened since thursday night. china has dispatched fight jets in what it calls their defense zone over the china seas. china and japan both claim control of those islands. over 100 people have been arrested in egypt as police fire tear gas and water canons at demonstrators in some of the country's largest cities. protesters are angry about a new law restricting public

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