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consider continues on the website aljazeera.com/considerthis. you can find us on twitter and facebook. see you next time. >> good evening, everyone. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler, in new york. >> false security - the truth about protecting internet passwords, bank cards and social security numbers. tonight the flaw that could give hackers easy access to all of it. >> ukraine uprising. first crimea, now the pro-russian movement is spreading, with more buildings seized and tonight hostages taken. >> at close range - war correspondent and best-selling
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authors sebastian younger on the reality of combat reporting. >> we are not seeking thrills, most of us, i don't think. it's feeling that you think you're going to die. it's like poison getting injected in your brain is horrible. >> cold case - saving patients with suspended animation. science and technology correspondent jake ward on the medical breakthrough. >> it is the newest cyber bug to spread across the internet. and for many it may prove to be the moment costly and distrulentive. >> it's called heart bleed and has the ability to break into web administrators. codes that protect your password and confidential information. it's exposed. hundreds of passwords, hackers,
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attackers are racing to take advantage of it. it is complicated but important that you know the facts. joining us to talk about the bug is staff technologist for the electronic frontier association. >> what is heart bleed? >> it's an extremely serious bug announced yesterday in a software that almost all web traffic uses to encrypt communications. it's not specific to an operating system or particle and website. we don't know how many websites it affects. >> how serious could it be? >> well, they know for sure using the bug, attackers could get sensitive information like password, user names, easily. this could be serious.
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it has the potential to allow hackers with long-term communications. if that's the case, it will be more expensive to fix, because the websites will get new keys, and it will take a long time. >> what about credit cards and banking data, will that be safe? >> the piece of software that the bug infects is used to protect sensitive information on the internet, including credit card, passwords. >> if someone uses the bug, they can pretend to be bank of america, and get your credit card numbers easily. without going that, we know you can use the bug to get passwords and credit card numbers. >> what do you recommend people do? >> we recommend every user taking the bug seriously, and we
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seriously recommend that everyone do - change as many of their passwords that are important. >> as soap as possible, so for -- soon as possible, so for most it's as soon as possible. >> that's substantial, but you say the danger is worth it. >> the bug was pronounced yesterday. we don't know how bad it could be. many are saying it's the most seriously web security bug in recent memory. worst case scenario the right thing to do is change your passwords. >> is there any other way to protect yourself other than changing your password. >> no, because passwords are used to protect information over the internet. >> what are the sites infected >>. >> because the software is used on so many websites, it's hard to tell. we know that yahoo! is affected,
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and people were able to get passwords and emails easily. google has not commented. many others have not commented. some people say two out of three websites on the internet are affected by this. >> that's a lot of websites. >> thank you for sharing your expertise. >> now to the crisis in ukraine, one that could divide the country again. pro-russian protesters seized government buildings in three cities in the eastern regions. demonstrators have held dozens hostage. we have this report. >> three days since taking the government administration building pro-russian protesters are reinforcing their barricades. the deputy prime minister said police will not storm the building, and with negotiations between politicians and police, it's hoping a deal could be
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reached. it could be difficult with different leaders speaking to different factions. >> there are private talks and negotiations between influential people. no one is negotiating with the people of the republic. >> signs of the activists continued calls to join, and they plaster the walls. police moved in, and both are prepared for a showdourn. >> molotovs are at the ready. if authorities move in with special police forces, they are prepared to use them. >> they say donetsk is an independent republic, after connicking reports it was about to be dissolved, a leader said it remains united. >> the authority that came to power in kiev is illegal. they blame us, a declaration of sovereignty is not a sign of
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separatism. we are not deviating or destroying anything. >> the people's council is a power. the elected leader fears they'll be a tart. they'll ask moscow for application as ukrainian authorities launch an attack. >> it's causing tension after communist party leaders accused the government of complicity. >> wasn't it you who provided a scenario and example. turns out you were following not an american plan, but a russian one on how to destroy the independence of ukraine. >> protesters will continue calls for a referendum over russia, maintaining donetsk's independence and should be listened to as they wait for ukrainian authorities to make their move. >> as might fell, the situation became more tense. pro-russian activist in control
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of the administration building, very much prepared for an assault, which they expect to happen overnight. they expect security forces to move in. they have molotov cocktails, barricades of tierce and barbed wire and are -- tires, and barbed wire and are prepared for a fight. there's talk that the pro-rush protesters are backed up by russia and that some are paid to act as provocateurs. very difficult to tell of course, and they say they are prepared to stand up and fight. >> that's kim reporting from ukraine. while the crisis abroad is gaining momentum secretary of state john kerry warned senators that russia's move into ukraine could be a sign of worse things to come. libby casey has that story.
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>> secretary of state john kerry minced no words on capitol hill about the administration's concerns over ukraine. >> russia's clear and unmistakable involvement in destabilising, engaging in separatist activities is more than deemly disturbing. >> kerry accused russian agents and provocateurs of stirring up chaos. >> the united states and our allies will not hesitate to use 21st century tools to hold russia act ability. the obama administration wrestled with how to get attention. the white house plans to step up. >> we have announced the possibility of using sanctions. it's banking, energy, mining, other things. >> john kerry's tough talk did not convince the foreign
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relations committee that the u.s. is engaged. on the issue of ukraine, my here scro used to say talk softly, but carry a big stick. you are talking strongly and carrying a small stick, in fact, a twig. >> the senator's concerns went beyond the borders. >> bob corker, top republican, says russia and iran are driving policy in syria, and wants to know what kerry thinks the u.s. somehow do. >> we'll get after you write your mem wars whether you support the policy or not. >> kerry struck to offending the obama administration perspective and is trying to change the calculation of the regime. >> the key is how do you get the parties to a place where they understand there isn't going to be a military solution that will not destroy the country, but
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which could be netted. >> kerry's visit to capitol hill comes on the heels of 13 days overseas, ending with a stalled peace process. despite frustrations he kept a positive tone. >> the parties are talking to each other to see if they can get over the hurdle. >> a wait and see message represented on a number of fronts. >> the international response is impacting russia's economy. >> ever since russian troops crossed into crimea, russia's stacks have been fall. the value of their dollar is dropping. the business climate must improve. >> international monetary fund is forecasting russia's economic growth. the outlook is bleak. in january the international
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monetary fund predicted it would grow by 2%. now it's 1.3%. >> it includes: >> the i.m.f. says the forecast could dip below 1% as the conflict continues and more sanctions are put in place. >> vladimir putin is said to meet with his cabinet on wednesday to meet with the new economic challenges. they'll discuss petroleum and natural gas. major importers may look less. meaning more economic trouble since energy exports make up half the budget for russia. russia has hiked up the price, ukraine refused to pay. vladimir putin may not show much concern. >> the russians are known to be stress players, vladimir putin
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is a good strategic player. he may be able to risk an economic slowdown to get what he wants. >> the i.m.f. is not the only institution revising russia's outcome. starpt and poors and fitch downgraded them. mastercard and visa are ending relationship with key russian banks. >> russia's economy is in a tail spin. the ruble is down between 7-9%. food prices are up by the same amount and other items cost about 5% more. market analysts say the volatility of the conflict will push investment away. >> when the events on the ground are changing every couple much minutes or days, you cannot
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possibly be compensated. >> secretary of state john kerry will meet in yourp with the russian community. russia has a choice, they say. >> it's whether it will bring russia to the table. >> richelle carey, thank you very much. coming up, the historic vote in afghanistan - what it means for america's troops. we talk to the best-selling author and war correspondent. >> under oath - details on the federal investigation involving chris christie and the bridge scandal.
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snoop it is equal -- >> it is equal pay day, a day that highlights the income gap. the average woman would have to have worked last year, and more. president obama used today to push for higher women's wages, mike viqueira fired this report. surrounded by advocates for women in the workplace. >> a woman's got to work about
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three more months in order to get what men get. because she's paid less. that is not fair. >> the president signed two executive orders, one banning contractors from retaliating against employees, the other requiring the contractors to provide pay rate data to the government, broken by race and gender. >> commentators are out there saying the pay gap doesn't exist, it's a myth. it's not a myth. it's maths. >> estimates vary. the gap is real. the sensis bureau says women that work full time make $0.77 in every dollar. the maths supplies everywhere, even to the white house. a conservative think tank found women in the obama white house
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learn less then the men. >> it's the case there's equal pay for equal work. >> why the gap? among the underlining reasons - different occupational choices between men and women. women enter lower paying fields. more time away from work for performancy and childcare. the same experts agree that part of the wage gap is due to discrimination. there was a political gap on the minds of the presidential opponent. in 2012 mitt romney beat his opponent by 12%. >> in a workforce, a four decade low, and democrats chose to ignore serious job ideas so they could blow kisses to the pals on the left. >> the senate takes up a bill on
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wednesday. it will make it easier to file a complaint alleging bias in pay. republicans are moving to block the issue. >> if the bill passes, it's not likely to go anywhere. another issue unlikely to be resolved, an issue that the voters will have to consider when they go to the polls. >> al jazeera learnt a federal investigation of the bridge-closing scandal surrounding new jersey governor chris christie is gaining momentum. tonight a look at the report of the political fallout. david shuster has that story. >> republican occupants say the newest developments are shaking confidence of strategists and fundraisers that may commit it a chris christie campaign. the latest fears stem from reports that u.s. attorney paul
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fishman, the lead prosecutor, recently doubled the number of investigators on the case. from sources closer to the investigation, it found that david wild stephen: >> he was appointed by chris christie, and informed the governor about the lane closures. that's days after the lane closures ended, but before the governor says he learnt about them. federal prosecutors are bringing witnesses before a grand jury who will decide whether there will be charges against anybody. a new phase in the investigation, in a grand zury: >> a grand jury serves an accuse atory foundation, they do not
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determine innocent or guilt but: >> at a news conference 10 days ago chris christie asserted that he was not involved in the execution of the land closures and stressed that the case will not hurt him legally or politically. >> if i was running for election form, it would be of moment. i already ran, and got 61% of the vote. >> in the future, do you know what will be cared about? not the ones now, but in the few days before the election. >> the iowa caucuses are 21 months away. if you look ot other candidates, including jeb bush, rand paul, their top advisors are building organizations and getting commitments from fund raisers, strat giges and add makers. the outrage has been with nervousness - an active grand
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jury doesn't help. >> thank you. a rare but beautiful site this evening in the night sky. this is a picture of mars, the earth and the sun arranged in nearly a straight line. every two years mars reaches a point in its orbit called opposition, where it lies opposite the sun in the earth's sky. n.a.s.a. says it will be a bright orange colour, 10 times brighter than the stars. >> now, this story of two n.b.a. team-mates with more in common than their love for the 3-point shot. golden states stash brothers have dads who were n.b.a. stars. >> there's no doubt steph curry and clay thompson are deadly behind the arc and that's why
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they have earned the nickname the splash brothers. >> i like it. we were labelled one of the best-shooting bark forces. >> how did they become two of the best shooters? it's in their d.n.a. both fathers played in the league for years, and had successful careers. >> clay's dat played before clay can remember. i remember a lot of my dad's career. there's a difference there. when you grow up around basketball a lot of comparisons, and it's mice someone has the same kind of situation. >> self's dad was one of the top 10 producers. >> he was direct. >> i always let him know where he was at, how he need to get
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there. >> i could never create the shot or handle the ball like he does. >> clay's dad retired after 13 evens and two championship rings. >> every minute you remember is the sweetest time in your life. >> dad preaches patients. >> it helped me when i was going through a slump. >> it seems it set the tone. the kids were around me, seeing how i was. >> i am sure they had something to do with it. i am sure they wouldn't let us be ourselves. they may have something to say along the way. i have a little bit of style, but only in the jesus bling and the peace all over the place. he puts me on a lounge.
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i learn from him, how to look after your family. everything falls into place. >> scoring 30 is part of it. when they tell me how nice he is to everyone, that makes me proud. >> speaking of basketball, connecticut beat not re dame to win the women's college basketball championship. the connecticut men won the championship last night, pulling off the same sweep 10 years ago. >> coming up next - a troubling comeback. once almost gone from the face of the earth, polio is on the rise in the middle east. sebastian younger, best selling author and war correspondent on covering u.s. troops in afghanistan, and how it changed his
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. a lot more to cover this half hour. outbreak - polio is making a comeback in syria, and making its way into iraq. win, lose or draw, the candidates to become president of afghanistan put their best spin on the election as the ballot counting continues. >> and sebastien younger, a conversation with the best-selling author about life, death and covering law. >> rochelle with the top stories. >> a major cyber security flaw has experts telling people to change all their passwords. engineers say they have upcovered a serious vulnerability called heartbleed, allowing hackers to steel information from secure information. user name, banking details - companies have been told to upgrade their software.
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in ukraine a surge in pro-russian demonstration, laters for the eastern part of the country. protesters have taken over three cities. police and special forces have been deployed. pro-russian separatists are holding about 60 people hostage. >> pay and equality is a problem in america. the federal government says women working full-time make $0.77 for every dollar a man earns. president obama signed two executive orders pushing for women's rites in the work place. >> tonight, we want to tell you about a health crisis rising from the refugees of syria. it's the return of polio. highly contagious, it's spreading in the middle east and is striking iraq. >> jonathan betz is here with more. >> doctors are worried about the recent spray.
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it had been wiped off the map except for nigeria, pakistan and syria. outbreaks par lied doszens of kids. something not seen since 1999. the virus jumped from syria to iraq. it hasn't seen the virus for 14 years. it can spread through coughing and sneezing and paralyzes within hours. aid groups launched a massive vaccination effort to help 22 million children in lebanon, egypt, turkey. >> as early as 1988 the world had 315,000 cases of polio. that number had been nearly erased last year, just a few scattered cases. if it's not stopped the world health organization warns within 10 years we could see polio
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infect as many as 200 children. >> thank you. joining us now is dr annie sparrow, from mt sinai hospital. she spent time on the syrian-turkey border, studying the impact on public health. >> what is happening in iraq? >> what we are seeing here is a spread from syria into iraq. now, the polio outbreaks in syria has been described as complex. it's as a result of denial of vaccinations. it's the result of a health care system, and targetting civilians in brutal ways, forcing millions of them to live the countries and live in squalid and appalling conditions. now we are seeing it in baghdad. it's miles from where the
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outbreak first appeared. we are seeing it in a little 6-month-old child that has been vaccinated and was vulnerable in spite of a few, following the outbreak in syria. i can understand that syria has problems vac sippating children. what about iraq, are many vaccinations being handed out? >> it's hard to say. the vaccination rate was 70-75%. in some areas as low as 50%. the little child, he had - you know, his family had been asked to go to the health facility. it's not how you vaccinate, you
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have to zo door to do. it's not okay to say come to the health facilitiesy between 10 and 2. you need to do it door to door, five to six times. it's not like small pox. >> what about other countries surrounding syria. we know the outbreak was confirmed? october. we knew it was there before that. >> i heart it in august. and it was either in may. it could have been before that. we know that because every child crippled, up to 1,000 children that were infected and carried the disease, you can do the maths. 400 cases last year. 400,000 children infected. >> is there enough vaccine to go
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around? >> it's a good question. there's a lot of vaccination what is required. unicef gave 40 million doses to syria, we don't know how it's been used. this is the thing. it requires five to six rounds. it's hard. that is not enough. you have to clean up the country, decontaminate the water and the sanitation. vaccination alone could never fully protect children whilst they are living in appalling conditions. >> in the 8-year war in iraq, from 2003 to 2006, we did not see the resurgence of polio. >> appears to be a serious health problem that could affect many countries. >> it's a barometer of how critical it is. >> thank you. tonight, encourage aring -- encouraging news about hur
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capes, but first kevin corriveau is tracking a cyclone moving to australia. >> in the semmes officer we are -- southern hemisphere we are talking about the end of the tropical season. i want to take you in closer so you can see the storm. it went through the solomon islands as a tropical storm. it's dealing with - they are dealing with it in papua new guinea, and it's - as it makes its way across the coral sea, it's really going to intensify as it makes its way alongs the coastal regions of australia. it could be equivalent to a category 3 hurricane. we'll watch carefully. we are talking about friday and saturday. if it moves towards the west, then we'll be talking about landfall in that area. let's come back to the united states. we'll show you information we can see in the area.
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the trop icts are in -- tropics are in june. normally we see storms, six hurricanes, and three major hur gapes, some of the organizations say we'll see a little less. the weather channel speak about 11 named storms, five hur capes, and the national hurricane center puts out another bulletin, we'll bring you up to date on that. >> that sounds like good news. >> truth is stranger than fiction. surgeons have developed a way to put patients through spended animation leaving a critically injured person between life and death. jacob ward explains how and wide. >> right now, if you were to die in an emergency wound from a gunshot wound you'd stand less than a 7% chance of being revived. doctors at the university of pittsburg, university of arizona and elsewhere developed a means
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to cool patients to 10 degrees celsius, by replacing their blood with cold sale een. neither alive or dead, the heart is still as stone. patients can come back to life after two hours in this state of suspended animation. >> in a new f.d.a. trial, 10 gunshot victims dead from cardiac arrest will receive the treatment in a pittsburg hospital. if all goes well, five more will test the technique this year. >> dr peter reid has tested the procedure on pigs. >> so they are dead, and you have brought them back? >> dead, for hours, right. no blood in the body. 10 degrees, full of potassium. dead, dead, dead. >> bringing a patient down to 10 degrees celsius can buy a surgeon a couple of hours to bring them back. here at this facility they are brought to negative 196 degrees
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celsius in the hopes that medical science will be one day able to refive them. our core life destination are most famous for having preserved ted williams head along with others, in this way. >> the technology is shah up to a point. >> it's closely related. the initial procedures while we were removing the blood and body, replacing it - almost like they are talking about doing. >> the difference is here the dead are in tune. the enterprise is based on faith and future advances. dr reeve's work caused him to share a similar faith, that he can bring back people. >> i think about using it for space travel. cairo genic ceezing. >> it's crazy. everything you mentioned my brain wondered about - going to
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mars, taking people with cancer, and suspending it until we get the cancer cures going on. >> i think that if you bring in someone that was shot and decide yesterday, that scenario will not change. for the people that came in and decide within 5-10 minutes of them hitting the bed. i think we can get to a part where we go to 50% in a few years. >> it could be the nationwide standard alongside c.e.r. and defibrillation for saving people injured by violence or a car dent. if it happens, we'll have rewritten the clinical definition of death. >> it is the historic visit for two foreign powers, but the first commander of the republican army, dining with the queen of england. reconciling two countries.
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a relationship dominated by depression and rebellion. >> the pomp and stance of a british society dinner. it's the first time since the establishment of the english republic, overshadowed by one man. martin mckin es, forkerly a commander of the irish republican army, the ira, during years of conflict - bombings, shootings and attacks. it caused 3,500 deaths, leaving 50,000 injured. the violence, the ira claimed, in the name of irish independence from the crown, after nearly 1,000 years of occupation. for many, including victims of ira violence and british soldiers killed, mcguinness
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should be facing a courtroom, not dinner with the queen. >> tens of thousands have been injured and murdered by the ira. martin mcguinness reflects the ira. the queen's cousin lord louie mount bat jan died at the hands of a bomb from the ira. >> bombings, clashes, characterised the trubility. they brought the violence to mainland britain using bombs. >> u.s.-led talks resulted in a good friday agreement, and the fighting subsided. tensions exist between the communities, and they flare. three years ago queen elizabeth laid flowers at a memorial who fought for independence. many say peace is possible even in a bitter and old fight.
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>> to receive the president of ireland and the deputy first minister is a mark of how far we have come in an island, in its relationship with britain. >> there is hope that moments like today mark a peaceful relationship. something that has taken centuries to occur. there's a lot of history between ireland and britain, not something a single meal can wipe away. many want more accountability for the crimes committed during the fighting. when an ex-ira leader sits with the monarch, it's clear they are moving on. >> thou to afghanistan where each front runner in the election says he has won a majority of voth. bernard smith reports. >> with ballot papers coming in to kabul across the country it
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will be many weeks before the independent election commission delivers its verdict on who will be the next president. the three front runners are expressing their chances. abdullah abdullah says his team's calculations give him 62% of the vote, which will be reflected as long as the voting is transparent. >> it's a huge responsibility of a nation scope and dim engss and hopefully everyone is aware of the burden that is on everyone's alcoholeders. ashraf ghani ahmadzai's team thinks their man is heading to the palace with more than 60%. only zalmai rassoul is suggesting no one got more than 50%, meaning a run off is necessary, and he says he has
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enough votes to be one of the two. >> when the polls closed, ballots counted and results published on the wall. only when the election commission has 5% of the vote, will it announce the initial estimation of who won the presidential election. >> that provisional calculation should be released within the next few days. >> seb aftion younger is an author and war correspondent. he's the author of "war", and "estreppo", he joined me earlier and i asked what he thought was next for afghanistan? >> ironically, on 9/11 our tragedy brought some stability to that country. the taliban were knocked over very easily, and quite a period
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of stability started after 9/11. i don't think anyone could have imagined a relatively peaceful successful election like they had. if you go back 10-15 years, it would be inconceivable to a lot of people. >> they held elections, who should be in power there? >> i'm a little biased. i knew very well dr abdullah abdullah. he was a right hand man of massued. dr abdullah abdullah, among other things helped to translate what was being said to me. he is a dignified, smart, educated man, i think he would be great for that country. >> as you know, we were told by our leaders after 9/11 that the goal was to wipe out al qaeda and the taliban in afghanistan. is that still a possibility? or
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has the taliban going to come back into power? >> well, being in afghanistan gave us a platform to really pummel al qaeda. betty june binnicker is dead, a lot -- osama bin laden is dead, a lot of his top developers are dead. we mould them, we couldn't have down that. the taliban - interesting thing about the taliban is while we were there, we were an object of dislike potentially by the locals. now that we are gone, when the taliban attack a government post, they are not attacking americans any more. they are attacking fellow muslims who elected the government. the taliban are saying "you don't get to choose who leads you", it makes it hard for the taliban to attack the elected governor of afghanistan. it's not a pawn of the u.s. it's its own think. it's a real problem for the
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taliban. >> your reports respect broeth taking to watch the stories that you told. why did you risk your life? >> well, i'm a war reporter. my first war was in 1993. there was a couple of things, i felt it was an honour to cover history as it happen, and also all reporters feel they can manage the risks. there are some risks. if you are smart about it. maybe you'll get unlucky, you'll probably be all right. my focus is "i may get killed." it didn't stop to think about what it would do to people i care about. very few reporters do. my good friend tim was killed in libya three years ago. i got it. i realise the problems are over for tim, he's dead.
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everyone that loved him, their period of suffering starts. i thought i didn't want to do this to the people i care about, so i decided to stop. >> you know about our colleagues held in egypt. do you think certain countries are getting tougher on journalists. >> i haven't been in egypt. i was accused of being a spy in liberia. i was seized for a while. i was released and went into hiding. that happens all over the world. it's hard to know if it's getting worse. it was a golden era when journalists were like u.n. inspectors, you didn't touch them. those days are over, for sure. >> what did you learn from your experiences covering wars, and what did you learn about u.s. servicemen and women who risked their lives. i uncovered a lot of wars. i have learnt. - i mean, sometimes people say
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reporters are thrill seekers. personally the experience of fear for me is unbelievably unpleasant. we are not seeking thrills, it's the feeling that you think they'll die, it's like poison getting injected in your veins. you can roamantizize war and fear. the experience of deathly feel is horrible. i didn't know that. what i learnt about the soldiers, the american soldiers is i spent a year off and on with the platoon in a lot of combat. those guys, it was all men out there and there was combat every day, and i started to understand that the only way anyone can do this psychologically is essentially out of a kind of loyalty to the other platt on. they don't do it for patriotism. they don't do it because they are heroes, most of the guys are
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willing to risk their lives for others in the platt on. that is a form of - basically love that is hard to find back home. i think the big reason soldiers miss war and have a hard time readjusting is because they are not in a group of 30 men who would die for them, and that's is a leanly police to be. you, i gain helped to shed light on war that you have covered for this country. and we appreciate it. we look forward to more of your work in the future. >> good to have you on the program. >> coming up next. our picture of the day. and don't drop this cup. it's the most expensive sold.
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>> it's 3 inches high but fetched a record sum. it's known as the chicken cup, selling for $13 million. we have this story. >> from any angle this period pors line cup from the 15th century is remarkable for how ordinary it look, unless, of course, you are a collector. it first came up for auction in 1999, fetching $3 million, the highest price paid for a piece of chinese art. >> you are buying into the mythology of the object.
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it's behind historical importance. it's an object that emperors adored, copied throughout history. >> it is the hoilt of the first of the -- highlight of the first of the april-may sail, with auction houses selling everything from fine wine. like this painting called blood line big family number three, selling for $12 million, 50% more than a space estimate. >> gone are the days when london and new york dominated art auctions. since sotheby's moved, hong kong grew to be the third largest international center. christie's says it sales in hong kong account for a third of global business. and that rises year on year by 30%. >> thanks to the healthy
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development of the economy in asia. strong growth, and we see money coming in from south-east asia. much of the growth has come from mainland china. >> new buyers are competitive. they bring it on to the auction floor. i want habit. >> since the 1990s, they have redefined the marketplace. >> there are a lot of questions - are they buying for investment, for museums. it's a question that is difficult to answer. >> mainland's china's market has its pitfall. numerous works not paid for means they have to look for auctions. with art basil coming to the
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country in may, its art credentials are well establisheded. >> rowan cash is a singer song writer, a storyteller and is captivating fans with what some say is her finestal bum and she says new york is her -- finnest album, and she says new york is here hem. >> i lived in new york for 23 years. >> everyone would assume you are from nashville or the south. what drew you to new york. >> you know the saying we thought she was weird, turns out she was a new yorker, have you heard that? >> never. >> that is me. i always was a new yorker. i felt at home, i knew it was my home. i love the south and i feel connected to the south, but i'm a new yorker. >> did you start writing more when you came to new york? >> i did. i was a song writer always and
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wrote a lot of songs in california and tennessee. i started writing process in new york, and i wrote my memoir and short stories. >> and you write in the "new york times". >> what is inside you that has to get out on paper. >> i'm just better on paper than in person. >> that is not true. you don't share at all, but you share a lot of your life, and your life has been in the spotlight. >> i do share a lot much doesn't mean i don't have a private life. i'm a writer. if i was a dancer, i would have to dance. it's what is in the d.n.a. >> watch the full interview this friday, 11 eastern. the headlines are next.
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>> welcome to al jazeera america, i'm richelle carey, here are the top stories. a major cyber security flaw has experts telling people to change all their passwords. engineers say they have
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uncovered heartbleat, a vulnerability, allowing hackers to steel information from supposedly secure connections. the department of homeland securitiy is telling companies to upgrade their software. >> a surge in pro-russian protesters. a new activist has been declared. a separatist republic. government buildings in three cities have been taken over. officials say around 50 hostages have been held in one building. police and social forces have been deployed. >> president obama marked equal pay, a day that points out the income gap between men and women in the workplace. the president signed two orders for women. according to the government full-time female workers make $0.77 for every dollar a man makes. >> killer whales at sea world has been put on hold.
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the theme park has been put an notice. sea world says their mammals are well treated. >> "america tonight" is up next with joie chen. you can get the latest online. aljazeera.com. the blade runner. final morifying moments of his -- horrifying moments of his girlfriend's life, and how his fate. >> never thought it could happen - the vicious spiral swallowing up many middle class and middle aged americans - now the long-term unemploy

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