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see you next time. >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america, i'm jonathan betz in new york. rescue aborted. president obama promises to try to airlift americans out of south sudan. a teen shot by a classmate in a colorado high school lost her fight for life. the russian tycoon and vladimir putin critic speaks for the first time from berlin. >> and robot technology - how it could save lives.
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>> the world's youngest country south sudan may be on the brink of a civil war. hundreds have been killed in factional fighting and earlier today gunman fired at american planes with stopped esubcontract uses. nicole johnston has more. the crisis with south sudan is becoming more dangerous. >> the government is sending troops and tanks to jonglei state to take on the rebels. it says rehn gait soldiers taking control of the state capital are attacking people. on saturday gunfire hit three u.s. military aircraft as they were about to land and evacuate american citizens. four u.s. servicemen were injured. this the middle of this are civilians looking for protection. >> 35,000 are camped out at u.n. compounds in bor, juba and
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bantu. >> bor is a strategic location. and therefore within the crisis both factions and the government forces are using it as a point that they want to dominate. however, even the united nations has become a target. on saturday it meld a memorial service for two indian peacekeepers. it had been attacked by 2,000 armed youths from the nuer tribe. >> this attack happened like a frontal attack on the base itself. the two peacekeepers were killed in action in protecting and trying to prevent the entry into the camp. >> the fighting began with a power struggle between rival factions in the army. it got wars when the president accused his former documenty of
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attempting a coup. >> those were arrested because they were suspected to be involved in the attempted military coup. >> african foreign ministers met with south sudan's government to discuss the conflict. the worry is that the violence is turning into a civil war between different tribes. the danger of it moving in sectarian, instructing is very high. all political leaders in the sudan have supreme responsibility to make sure that it does not degenerate into tribal or sectarian conflict. if it does, nobody yet master on how to resolve such conflict. >> until they do, the fighting will go on and the world's n newest country will remain the most unstable. >> sudan was the largest state in africa, but it has been torn
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apart, 40 years of civil wars fought over reliageon, race and resources. in 2011 sudan became two countries. 99% of people in the south voted for independence making it the newest nation. the north is known to sudan. the south is diverse, with more than 200 ethnic groups. most people there are christians. south sudan's largest tribes are of the dinka and nuer. both countries depend on oil for income. most of the reference are in the south, the pipelines carrying it to market through the north. south sudan is one of the poorest countries in the world. when it split, there was 68 miles of road. >> more now on the recent violence from the capital of juba. >> things are not good on the
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ground. there is fighting going on. there are dead bodies on the street. people are concerned about which way things will go. the army, reinforcement. once they get to the town it could be a bloody battle. there could be more trouble. they are concerned about how they protect civilians. thousands of people are cramming into the bases. it's how to look after them. the u.n. is under a lot of shelter to look after all the people running away from danger. can they protect the civilians. a lot of people worried about what would happen if there's another attack on base if. and who can protect the civilians. the white house said the president is watching the situation. barack obama is on vacation with
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his family. in a statement the president urged south sudan's factions to resolve factions k saying they have a responsibility to help americans. the u.s. will try again to evacuate the americans. >> earlier tonight i spoke with peter ajak. one of 20,000 lost boys. he returned from juba. >> i was in juba until yesterday. i arrived this morning. the migration hadn't started on wednesday or with the americans, and all the other embassies follow suit, just as i was leaving juba. the imf were taking out the staff. checking out the people. they send in armed forces. it's also following suit.
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>> a lot of people have a lot of connections, talk about what people are saying, what is the feeling, how concerned and how scared are people at this moment. >> people are extremely scared because the memories of the last civil war are mine. as much as we talk about the last civil war, there was an element of eth nicks fighting when they left in 1991. there are a lot of rumours that people are being killed, ethnically based killing in one part of the country. all the rumours and allegations and panic is all over the country. i want to talk about your time as a lost boy. do we see a lot of similarities now. do you feel that the ethnic violence is similar? >> we are hoping that it will not reach that level yet.
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the level that we experience in the 1990s, was a different scale. now there is a lot of worries that this thing returned in a similar direction. it could be worse. it's us now that are fighting ourselves. we are hoping that the situation can be resolved sooner. the president is willing to sit down and had dialogue. we are hoping that they show the same willingness to talk so this situation ends further, so that he won't have another round of lost boys. >> i want to get your thoughts on how the country moves board. what is it that the president needs to do now? what do you think is likely that he will do. >> i'm hoping he'll sit with his rivals and discuss a way forward. this was a political issue and needs do be addressed
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politically. i don't think a quick military victory is the case. it shouldn't be allowed to do that. this would be a drag-out civil war that could take longer and cost more lives. sitting down, resolving the issues is something that you need to do. >> here in the states the teenager shot by a classmate has died. >> clair davis had been in a coma since the shooting on friday. she was 17 years old. fellow student carl pearson entered the school. police say she turned the gun on yourself. davis family issued a statement saying:
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>> in ukraine the political split is dividing the country's main fate. while the church's patriarch are aligning with europe. other forces are choing pro-russia rallies. >> from ukraine's east and south. supporters of the orthodox church came to the capital to pray for solidarity with russia. western culture is not orthodox. werch values, euro standards are not acceptable for us. nobody would win against us because god is with us. we are united people, blessed by god. they say the orthodox church is one nation, and should stay that way. >> these marchers represent the divide and say their country should be aligned with russia,
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not europe, and turning to the west is not part of the cult your. government supporters gathered for days. s many were bussed into the city. some were paid to be here. police remained in full force, keeping their distance. in the square itself, the demand remain the same, that the government replaced european values. >> you see how they live in russia and europe. the difference is obvious. >> the protest camp continues to grow. the latest addition, photo exhibit on barriers. organizers are calling for a gathering. showing how much support they have one month after the demonstrations began.
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>> the other president now, and vladimir putin's biggest rivals are speaking out. mikhail khordorkovsky had been locked up for 10 years. vladimir putin surprisingly pardoned the oil tycoon this week. >> this is the moment days ago they must have thought was impossible. a family finally reunited. a day after mikhail khordorkovsky was released from a russian gaol, he was back the arms of his parents. he gave more details about conditions in prison. >> because for a year and two months i was here and 2.5 years elsewhere. during the years i had long meetings with relatives and other times i was on a prison regime and no visits. >> mikhail khordorkovsky spent the last decade in detention, and he had been russia's richest man, one the all powerful group of olly garks.
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who had their wings clipped. >> the president's decision to pardon mikhail khordorkovsky surprised men. it comes weeks before the start of the soech yi olympics. >> it is an enormous event in the run-up to the olympics m it's a big step. i think that was the main motive. during his time? prison mikhail khordorkovsky's image was transformed. from that of a ruthless businessman to political activist. even behind bars he was an outspoken critic of the creme line. it's unclear how loud the voice will be now he's on the other side and out of russia. >> he was 10 years in different areas, and that means he has to learn what it means to live in a modern society. it's very, very difficult.
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>> the kremlin will be watching every move that mikhail khordorkovsky makes. some day we expect him to come and give more details about the future. and how it involves russia. >> 30 people have been killed at the central african republic rebels stormed the capital. among the dead is a peacekeeping soldier. 1,000 have been killed. rebel fighters will face justice for attacking civilians. andrew simmons has the latest. >> condolences were offered for the dead, and calls for national rechon sill i takes and made an appeal for humanitarian aid. he assured the car that there'll be justice for both sides and that includes rebels he fought alongside in march.
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>> >> translation: whether it is those that help in the fight tore spread chaos, justice will be done. i'm disposed to talk with all of those that took up arms, rightly or wrongly, so all of us without exception disarm. we need to disarmour hearts. >> this assurance of justice is in response to major pressure from world leaders to come out and spell that both sides will be treated equally in the courts. >> whether this is too late, and whether it will, in fact, be delivered is an open question. and not only that, there are so many divisions in the government, so much instability. he did assure car that he will deliver free and fair elections. >> india's transferring a diplomat whose run in with new york police caused an international dispute.
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it could protect her from criminal prosecution. she was the deputy counsellor general when she was arrested last week. the prosecutors accused her of visa fraud and underpaying the maid. the move strained relations between the u.s. and india. she justs she'sened and was mistreated. >> 25 years ago today 270 people died when a bomb brought down pan am flight 103 over lockerbie scotland. victims' families, the anniversary is a time to mourn and address lingering questions about how it happened. alexi o'brien has more. >> it's been 25 years, but for many in lockerbie the wounds are fresh. pan am flight 103 was half an hour into a journey from london to new york when a bomb exploded, killing all 259 on
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board and 11 on the ground. it was lockerbie's darkest day and the worse of its kind in british history. and it was an american tragedy. >> a service held across the atlantic in virginia remembering those across the u.s. who died. >> my grandfather, john patrick flynn... . >> and interest then on the world became a different place and has remained so for 25 years since then. there's no undoing what had already happened. >> the terrible evil took jim swires daughter flora. he spent years campaigning for answers about what actually happened that day, accusing the british deposit of a cover up. >> when people are stripped of their children it is the most unnatural and horrific situation
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to be put into. and it doesn't help to know that you must carry a burden of lies. only one man, an intelligence officer, was convicted over the bombing. he served eight years in gaol before his controversial release on compassionate grounds, arriving home to a hero's welcome. abdel baset al-megrahi maintained his innocence until his death from cancer. there are those that say abdel baset al-megrahi was a scapegoat pointing to holes in the original investigation and the lack of punitive action by the government. >> did this plane get taken out. did these people die and generate little response. libya appointed two prosecutors to work on a u.k., u.s. and libyan investigation into the bombing. maybe one day jame square's questions would be answered.
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>> that tragedy changes. investigators learnt the passenger who checked explosives never boarded the plane. a series of security changes, requiring airlines to search bags, also conduct random checks of suitcases and match passengers to their luggage to get unaccompanied bags off the airlines. by 1990 it was passed with 40 actions to improve security. >> still to come on al jazeera america, the latest move to make sure boeing's jet will be made in seattle. more fallout from the target security breach, millions of restrictions on debit charges. we have a tornado warning in central kentucky, and we have powerful wind gusts. in snow, ice, record heat, it's happening, moving towards the
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west coast. details next.
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>> they have reports about two tornados that hurt five people. this is a severe storm you've been talking about. >> it's a large powerful storm because it has the snow and the ice. all of a sudden i move to the south. it goes into the potential and flooding rain and into record heat as well. as we look at the map. you can see the size of the storm, you can see the snow and ice. over into wisconsin, and the solid band of thunder storms stretching across the south-east. we do have tornado watches and warnings in place. now, as re look closer there's a solid band down stretching to tupalo and still on the approach to new orleans. the strongest storms are further to the north, north-east.
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here is how the warnings are in place. all the way up to northern alabama. that's where we have the tornado warning in central kentucky. in harrison okene, there's a story about ice. in fact, we have been seeing accumulations of ice and harrison okene, anywhere from a tenth of an inch to half an inch. this has been causing all kinds of problems. bringing down branches and a number of places that recede in the rain and the warning in place are having accidents. >> this is a dangerous situation that we have, developing here. as we look at the storm reports there's a number from the ice, not in this map, but the green is for flooding and flash flooding and the orange is for the wind reports. gusting 60 to 70 miles per hour.
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then you have the powerful winds out of the thunder storms, and this is an impressive storm creating weather, warm and muggy and it's adding to the rain coming in, almost six inches since friday. rain, flash flood warnings and winter storm warnings. we'll track through the morning hours. baton down the hatches for some of the places in the south-east. this storm is packing a punch. >> children who want to fly alone will have a turer time. the carrier is laying down new sidelines. kids will not be able to fly alone if their trip includes connections. there'll be a $150 feel for children travelling alone.
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other airlines have similar policies. >> 20 states are vying for a chance. washington state looked to be out of the running for boeing but a union power play may change that. >> boeing were set to rally at the local union office until they receive the news that the international office calls for a contract vote. this is the latest move in the battle between boeing and the union. the aircraft making explores the triple x out of the north-west unless workers agreed to contract confessions. one boeing offer was voted down. a later offer was rejected outright. now, union headquarters is ordering a vote on the second offer. it would replace pensions with the 401 k style retirement plan
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and require workers to pay more for health care. some workers made it clear they want another chance to strike a deal. >> i believe it will be different. people know that jobs are at risk. family and community is at risk. workers will be urged to vote know. >> chase bank is taking steps to protect customer debit cards. the move affects two million chase card holders. chase is limiting 18 withdrawals to $100 a gay. and restricting total card purchases to $300. chase recommends customers go into a bank branch for additional cash. >> 40 million shoppers who were exposed at target - all
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customers this weekend are being given a 10% discount and free monitoring of people who bought in the store between september and december. >> eight months of negotiations could be ended. contracts would get workers paid medical leave. that was the obstacle. bartz board and union members still have to vote on the agreement. >> still ahead on al jazeera. victory of those that care for the elderly. we'll tell you why it could mean better care for ageing relatives. >> most americans my take clean water from the tap for granted. it's not the case in indonesia, a search for clean water. >> mark morgan has the preview of games and play-off
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with tonight's headlines. president obama said the u.s. will try again to help americans bet out of south sudan. a rescue mission had to be called off after four american personnel were shot. it's the scene of ongoing violence between the government and rebel groups. a colorado community is in mourning. clair davis the 17-year-old shot at a high school near denver died of her injuries. she was shot by fellow student karl pierson who later turned the gun on himself. >> mikhail khordorkovsky is speaking out about his time in prison. he made his first public comments addressing the conditions of his detention. he said he was only allowed brief visits with his family for the majority of his time behind bars. he was locked up for 10 years. >> a big win for some people who
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were overworked and underpaid. the city attorney's office recovering 800,000 in backpay from dozens of care givers. >> is that still working >> 88-year-old ginny anderson gets through her day with the help of a caregiver. i look forward to somebody coming, saying good morning. >> chanda berania makes sure ginny anderson takes her medicine, gets a cup of coffee and has someone to take the time with. chanda berania erns above minimum wage. >> this week in san francisco, a rally was held. some care gavers were grossly underpaid by employers, and 25 of them are part of a substantial settlement, recovering lost wages totalling $800,000. >> the san francisco city
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attorneyry went after seven residential care facilities. mimi luis explains she was expected to work long hours without pay. >> 16, sometimes 17. there are days and nights that don't have sleep. she vetted reports of abuse. when the 25 care givers alerted her office to the injustice. the care om workers takes a lot of bravery to come forward and file a claim. this is not only the place of employment, but where they are living. >> with baby boomers aiming, there'll be a greater demand than ever before for care givers. a state and laws aim to ensure
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they'll be paid this anoungss rule changes extending minimum wage. california passes a bill offering similar. they are doing ways of not complying with standards. shaun charles who owns beacon home care is following the rules and points out that overworked and under paid care quivers are dangerous. safe protection of loved ones is making sure that care givers are at their a game. >> with a well rested caregiver. >> helping us to understand how some of the new law changes
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impact workers. let's come in. let's talk about the settlement in san francisco. 800,000. how substantial is that. how good a deal is this. previously the reforms. people that work in the overtime. whether it was with state laws or the federal act. it's great. >> the problem was they were talking extremely long days. they were getting paid above the minimum wage. the nature of these people's jobs mean they were working 24 hour wage. obviously it's not fair. you represent some of these.
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what are some of the cases you encountered. it's difficult for them. they have a personal relationship with the people for whom they care for. with the reforms and the great san francisco case which is in the news it means it gives people more of a forum to speak up and assert their rights and make sure they are paid fairly. a lot don't speak english. >> that is a problem. a lot working in the facilities are from minority groups. they may be grateful they have a job. how does this impact the kaur that's given. there's concern that the patients may not see the same person, it may be split up into different shifts. >> it's two felt. if people cannot afford the
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overtime. if people are well maid, better rested and get proper breaks and results in better care. >> how does it ply to people with their own nurses. >> they are narrowing the exemption for companionship. it applies to people to people that worked for third person agencies. they can associate the exception. workers that work for the private households are not covered by the new law. >> do you worry that there's a lot of potential here. >> with these things you can't predict what will happen until litigation is brought. you'll see through progress of what will happen though the courts. and make further provisions. >> there's a big move for home health care workers.
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>> in or news cuban president raul castro has a warning to business owners pushing for a past reform. he said it must happen with a sense of order. the government has relaxed laws banning private enterprise. some interests have been closed after they were open. castro wants a better relationship with the u.s. anti-government demrngss heating up again across bangkok. thousands gathered in an effort to force thailand's prime minister out of office. the demonstrators were acting for reforms. the prime minister says it should wait until after the election. it was after the mine opposition party it said would boycott february's vote. >> egypt's president mohamed morsi will stand trial for murder. he's said to be responsible for the death of military officers
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during the overthrow of hosni mubarak. he's accused of breaking out of prison. 129 defendants will be tried. riots have been fuelled between mohamed morsi supporters and those of military government. >> in the meantime egypt's economy forces kids out of the classroom. teenagers say they'd rather work than go to school. we explain why. in the backstreet workshops of cairo working conditions are tough. protection non-existent. this is life for thousands of teenage boys where learning a trade is more important than going to school. >> i'm working here because education is useless to me. they don't teach us anything at school. i spend $15 a week, and that is spent on living costs. >> egypt's economy is adding to the economy of child labour.
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$1.6 million children in europe are in work. 13% of the workforce is unemployed. three-quarters of the unemployed are 15-29-year-olds. such poor employment prospects are hardly a good advertisement for the benefit of those that live hand to mouth. one project is trying to encourage families to get their children back into school. we provide the families with incentives that benefit the whole family. if you give them 10 kilograms of rice, at least 80%, then after that you work on changing the attitude and behaviour and raising words. the 10 kilogram of rice or the one litre of oil, the whole family mr benefit from. >> the harsh realities of life mean the working children are envied by their kids. >> it's better for children
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instead of being leaves. once they work, they can buy shirts, trousers, underpants instead of being homeless in the streets. being in this situation he has a wish to help his father. egypt has laws that pan child labour, they are not enforced. reducing child labour depends on economic recovery and that depends on economic stability, which is yet to return. >> in indonesia running water is a luxury for many. those that get fap water can't drink it. it's an ag nicing position, whether to trust water from taps or rivers or neither. more on why the country's water is so undrinkable. >> something many take for granted, but for others it's not a matter of turning on the tap. this mother of five struggles every day to find drinking
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water. after buying six gallons, she barely has enough for consumption. >> translation: we pay around 30, $0.40 for three gallons. we pay around one quarter for income to water when water supply is good. otherwise it is more expensive. we are not sure you'll get it. >> it's an essential part of daily life. for many indonesians, it's a luxe item. it's a huge part of daily income. and it's too dirty to drink. this is the source of his water. and millions of others in jakarta. after being possessed by water companies, it reaches 40% of how's toes in the capital. it is still undrinkable. the government and water companies admit that equipment and facilities, polluted rivers
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and mismanagement are the main reasons why many indonesians have no access to water. >> translation: if you talk about mismanagement i don't want to comment, but i want to say we have lived up to our targets, we have doubled our customers, but the government has not given us enough useable water sources. >> indonesians who have access to tap water complain about his quality, saying it's unusable for cooking, washing and drinking. despite paying one of the highest water services in asia, most are forced to buy bottled water. something as crucial as water was never a priority. >> if you ask me, why it has not been fixed the water system should have been fixed 30 years ago because it was already - the problem is classic it comes down
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to class if iingation. >> it still doesn't mean it can be consumed from the tap. police are hopeful they won't have to depend on sources like dirty water any more. >> marcus with sport. the n.f.l. regular season winding down. >> that is true. a lot of teams don't know where they are going. it's very confusing. >> clarify it for us. >> i wasn't a maths guy. it's week 16 of the n.f.l. many teems jockeying for play-off position. jessica taff spoke with sheree williams from the fort worth star telegraph and asked if the dallas cowboys can recover from the losses and make the play-offs. >> that's the quep in texas. tony is taking a lot of the
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heat. he's 11 and 17. he's not played well in the month of the december. including this year with the two losses. it will be tough for the cowboys to recover from. there's a collapse of team effort collapse. they have to get it together in a hurry. washington is the only team more dysfunctional and they need to win that. the states headed the panthers two weeks ago. can they do it again and take the decision. the saints have been a better home team than they have been on the road. they beat the panthers. 21-13, it was an easy victory. due for 300 yards. the saints have been terrible on the road. three and four, lost a tough game in st louis that would have given them a division title. this is a big game to win. if they don't win, they'll have
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to go on the road in the play-offs. they are 0 and 3 in the play offs. high stakes in baltimore. can the ravens continue to frustrate the patriots. >> that's all the ravens have done is frustrate them. they are 3 and 3 since joe flackel has been there. they've gotten it down and done when it counts the most. the patriots need to prove, like the saints that they can win on the road and get it down this week if they win the division. the miami dolphins are hot on their wheels. >> let's talk about peyton manning, four touchdowns away from breaking the n.f.l. record. is he having the best career, best season of an n.f.l. quarterback. >> peyton manning can break the passing yard mark debt by drew breese, and denver broncos are on pace to set the scoring
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record. 2007 is the only season that compared when tom brady set the touchdown mark and the patriots from 16 and 0 but couldn't close it out in the super bowl. i talked to peyton manning about his records. he said haul that matters is the win-lose record. the patriots need to close this out if they are going be remembered for the season. >> there's a huge match-up between division leaders. what could this mean. >> this could have a dommino effect. the eagles could clench the n.f.c.e. if the cowboys lose earlier. if they don't the game is meaningless. the bears unbelievably are back in this thing, controlling their own destiny. the detroit lyons looked like
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they'd run away. if chicago can win this week and next week, they are division chax. this could be a huge game depending what happens. >> that wraps up sport. we'll be here sunday and keep everyone abreast of the maths. >> you did not clarify it, jessica did. she did the dirty work there. >> she did. >> astronauts repairing the space station and the mission over sooner than expected.
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>> and welcome back. a successful day in space.
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n.a.s.a. astronauts completed the first day of the emergency repairs on the international space station. we have more. >> stand by and let me check it out. mission complete, but not over. n.a.s.a. says two astronauts successfully completed the first of what could be three space walks to prepare part of the international space station's cooling system. >> one of two ammonia pumps failed a week ago, forcing the crew to shut nonessential equipment. and dozens of science experiments. the first task remove the back pump, pa 780 pound piece of equipment the size of a refrigerator. >> astronauts kimberley marten and mike hopkins got the job down with an hour to spare. n.a.s.a. is trying to identify the cause of tump failure and
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whether it's a software or hardware issue. today's spacewalkeneded at 12.29 pm, a 5 hour 20 minute ex-us curbings. it's to go back out. this was the first space walk since july when an italian astronaut nearly drowned. >> this time they rigle snorkels in the suit. n.a.s.a. is on track for the next phase of the rer pair. >> in future disaers engineers develop the day. this weekend in a rob at olympics it is testing what is possible. as scientists and technology >> here at a speedway outside
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miami florida robots are trying to do such things. climb ladsers, they don't look like much, it's a challenge to stay up right. don't laugh. when they are stable, fast and strong enough to rush into a nuclear meltdown or leak, where no human rescuer could go, they could saviour life. the task could look easy but they are hard. working alongside us. they have to be as compact as a human. they have to do the tasks autonomously. they carry powerful processes. it's a design between the machine being strong, fast and capable next to you and me. >> it's sponsored by the defense. the name everyone is talk about
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is google, acquiring shaft , whose robot you see here, they are secretive and don't like to be interviewed. the need is that google acquired big napes in robotics everyone from boston dynamics. in doing so it put the foot down in the space of robotics notable for a company known as the internet. >> day one was tough or most of the teams. robots tend to be good at opening doors, closing valves. making up half of the eight part competition. balance is hard, climbing ladders and so on. many of the american competitors chose not to attempt to drive the vehicle. just getting in and out of it can mean a competition-ending fall. shaft did it all.
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while other robots required half hour and human help to accomplish their tasks, the japanese robot moved quickly and smoothly. it was clear that shaft would run away with the competition. schaft grew out of university of tokyo research, that's been going on for more than 20 years. in many ways it's far ahead of us in the united states. i don't know what it is about us americans, but we are afraid of robots sometimes. maybe it's the movies, the best lab. sometimes machines can be a little scary. other countries don't have that, they have an open idea about what a robot can do to help us. japan has science fiction with positive robotic role models. that matters. they like robots, are excited about the future. >> the eight top finishes get continued darpa funding of
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1 million per team to come back next year. >> cool stuff there. coming up on al jazeera. making waves how some in brazil use surfing lessons to turn children away interest a life of crime.tñ
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>> rio de janeiro is famous for its surfing, but for kids in the poorest neighbourhoods a day at the beach riding the waves is a distant dream. we are introduced into a surfer that helps kids get out of the neighbourhood on to a surfboard. >> this is where anderson feels at home, riding the waves in rio de janeiro. he's been surfing since four and is a champion. some days getting in the water is tough. >> translation: when there are shoot outs in the community
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between police and traffickers i knew i would not be able to make it to police. my bag would be searched by police. >> pichachu lived with violence. his father was a drug dealer, killed by a grenade during a police ray. his uncle taught him how to tackle the wave. when din ill son started to surf it was for rich kids. trans-rann when i started, the boards were extensive. i would wait in the water for someone's strap to snap and then i would grab the board. it was a way to help the kids cope with their neighbourhoods. this is one of the most expensive places in south america to live, it's another world. pichachu and his friends live in a poor community of 70,000.
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it used to be controlled by gangs until police established a permanent presence. the sport teaches this girl respect and discipline. >> translation: i do think i'm a role model. many girls are pregnant when they are teenagers and do nothing with their lives, young girls see me and see a pretty girl who surfs. and who travels outside the community thanks to support. >> on the beach pichachu pereffects his turns. she's determined to one day travel the world catching waves. >> amazing stuff. that's the show. thank you for watching al jazeera america. stay tuned for the top stories after the break, followed by
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"america tonight", hope you had a great weekend and night. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz with tonight's top stories. president obama says the u.s. will wry again to help americans get out of south sudan. an earlier rescue mission had to be called off after four american soldiers were hurt. their aircraft came under fire whilst trying to land at bor. >> there's renewed violence in the central african republic. 30 were killed in the bangui overnight, including a peacekeeping soldier. fighting conditions between muslim and christian rebels. human rights say 1,000 people have been killed. >> oil tycoon and


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