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children and she who is next. hopefully -- see who is next. hopefully it's manny pacquiao. that and sport and news from around the world on the website. go to that's for the latest. . >> the fact that an aid worker was tape, held and brutally -- taken, held and brutally murdered at the hands of i.s. sums up what the organization stands for. an act of pure evil. a stern reaction as the islamic state group releases video that appears to show the beheading of a british aid worker. secretary of state john kerry arriving in paris after spending the weekend in the middle east, trying to build a coalition to
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fight the islamic state. >> is there anything you want to say to your fans? >> huh. >> it wasn't an n.f.l. stadium. running back ray rice was on a football field getting a worm warm welcome at his old high school days after being cut by the braveness. and a category 4 storm threatens the mexican coast. >> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford live from new york city. thank you for joining us. president obama says the u.s. is united in grief and resolve from the united kingdom after video emerged showing the beheading of a british aid worker. british prime minister david cameron is promising to do everything possible to find david haines killers calling the murder an act of pure evil. the video is not showing a threat to kill a second british
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hostage. >> aid worker david haines is the first hostage from great britain to die at the hands of the islamic state group. he was kidnapped last year in syria, while working for a french aid group. >> dade has been murdered -- david has been murdered in a callous and brutal way imaginable by an organization which is the embody. of heaval. we'll hunt down those probably and bring them to justice, no matter how long it teaks. >> haines heading follows those of steven sotloff and james foley. the islamic state group said haines had to pay the price for prime minister cameron's decision to arm the peshmerga against the islamic state. president obama on saturday said the u.s. condemned the barbaric murder and repeated the pledge he made last week at a nationally televised request to degrade and destroy i.s. >> i made it clear that we'll hunt down terrorists who threat
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our country wherever they are. that means i will not hesitate to take action against i.s.i.l. in syria as well as iraq. >> secretary general john kerry has been busy trying to form a broad coalition, and 40 countries have agreed to a worldwide fight to defeat the i.s. >> egypt has a critical role to play in publicly denouncing the ideaiology that i.s.i.l. dissem nates. this is an important feature. it will be our goal in every meeting that we have on the international basis, together working to degrade and ultimately to defeat i.s.i.l. wherever it exists. john hendren is live in erbil, iraq. john, good morning to you. what reasoning did the islamic state give for killing this
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british citizen? >> morgan, in is about the coalition that is knatherring now to -- gathering now to attack the islamic state. in that chilling video, the man who is believed to be responsible for the execution of david hayne in crisp british abbing sent english blames cameron by name, paying the price in a promise is arm the peshmerga in a battle against the islamic state. it's clearly about the effort to support the attacks on the islamic state. they have been upset about the american air strikes. that is what they said was responsible for the beheading of steven sotloff and james foley before him. >> it's interesting. you say this is in response to the coalition, particularly the air strikes. you are on the ground there. the u.s., france and germany are
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arming the peshmerga. what impact did that have so far? > well i spent time with it, with the peshmerga in the past few days, and the answer from them is not enough. they don't have the weapons needed, they need more weapons, and have made inroads, pushing back the islamic state around mosul, facing the islamic state from the east, and defeated them on a high ground called zir tech mountain, giving them an opportunity to attack all the little towns they are ready to make a major push, but don't have the weapons to do it. they are looking for the coalition to supply them. in building the coalition is the british public backing cameron? >> well that is a complicated
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story, because the british public turned so since the iraq war. in the early days, i haven't seen the latest polls, but what i have seen talking to people anecdotally, there's a lot of concern about brit getting involved in iraq. nevertheless, this british citizen has been killed, and there is some unity in doing something about that. >> in talking about the next steps and doing something about it, officials believe that that executioner is the same man that beheaded the two journalist. what is done to identify him? >> well we don't know the details of that, but we know that american special forces have gone after the alleged kidnapping victims. we don't need to say alleged any more. they have gone after the victims, saying people who were
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holding them, they were unsuccessful with that. they know that there is ab effort, and you can bet it includes a lot of countries and surveillance. we don't know the details. >> speaking of the details that we are trying to find out. do we know how many others are held hostage by the islamic state? >> it's a mystery of what that number is. we know there are other people. sadly, each time they make a video, they designate someone else to be next. we know the kidnapping is epidemic, especially if you are a westerner, prized to the islamic state group, but among kurds, sunni iraqi, there's an epidemic of kidnapping around baghdad, but some of it is for money. if you are a westerner, whoever kidnapped you is said to have passed you on to the next group.
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if you are valuable the islamic state group will likely pay you a lot of money. thank you for being with us. u.s. efforts to build a coalition like john are now in full swing. secretary of state john kerry is in paris this morning, after wrapping up a mid east tour to rally of the support. strategies to deal with the group will top the agenda. australia says it's sending 600 troops to the middle east. >> i have to warn the australian people that should this preparation and deployment extend into combat operations that this could go on for quite some time. months, rather than weeks. >> nearly 40 counties and 10 arab states signed on to weaken
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the islamic state. >> ukraine's government accusing pro-russian rebels of threatening a fragile truce. the statement coming a day after the ukranian prime minister said his country is in a state of war with russia. arseniy yatsenyuk said that russian president vladimir putin is trying to destroy ukraine. >> a plea for peace from pope francis. the head of the roman catholic church says it feels like he's witnessing world war iii. giving his whom illy at a world war i memorial. >> finding myself in this place, near a cemetery i am able to say one thing - war is madness. war roou inns everything, even the bonds between brothers. it's irrational. the only plan is to bring destruction, it seeks to grow by destroying.
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>> pope francis appealed to an end to conflict in ukraine, iraq, syria, gaza and parts of africa. a warning for american citizens in uganda where the u.s. embassy advices them to sigh at home -- stay at home after a terror attack was foiled. an al-shabab cell was discovered in the capital kampala. the group warned of revenge against its enemies after the air strike killed its leader, it is part of a mission batting al-shabab. an american detained in north korea has been sentenced to six years hard labour. matthew miller went on trial. the charges against was unclear. he was arrested after reportedly tearing up his visa and demanding asylum. heats is one of three americans -- he is one of three americans detained in north korea. the hunt is under way for a
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man that killed two troopers. police are searching three states. >> we have a dangerous armed criminal, that has already killed one pennsylvania state trooper and wounded another, that is not in custody. as you can imagine, this sa traumatic event for the pennsylvania state police and all of law enforcement in pennsylvania. >> hundreds of police officers and swat teams are scouring the area for clues. >> another n.f.l. star will not play because of the off field problems. minnesota vikings running back adrian peterson is accused of abusing his 4-year-old son. he apparently beat the child with a tree branch. his lawyer argued it was a father disciplining hits son. a texas grand jury say he took the punishment too far and indicted him. peterson was released on $15,000 bail. >> is there anything you want to
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say to your fans? >> that is not the only problem facing the n.f.l. this week. ray race, picture there, made an appearance. rice and his family showed up for a high school football dame at his alma madda in new york. baltimore ravens cut rice after video surfaced of him pumping his fiance. his former coach welcomed him back, saying the mistake would be erased by good deeds. >> once you are a member of our programme, you are a member for life. ray is a part of our family and programme. i'm happy he is here today. >> he is not the only one. two more players are facing domestic abuse charges. ray mcdonald from the 49ers, and greg hardy from the panthers.
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pakistan is bracing for more flooding. millions were displaced last week. on the indian side of kashmir water born diseases are on the rise as bodies of human and animals are floating around the capital city. rescue workers are slow because relief efforts are volunteer driven. a hurricane off the coast of mexico, and we turn to meteorologist kevin corriveau. >> this system will ruin a lot of people's vacations. it's a serious storm and will imimpact mexico, but in the united states. remember norbert coming up the coast bringing rain for the south-west. we expect pretty much the same thing out of this storm. you see a well-defined eye. i want to show you the track of the tomorrow. we are talking about a category 4 hurricane. we are talking about 200 miles.
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let's move this up. by tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening, it will be a category 4 off the coast. i say just off the coast. then as we push this forward, it will weaken rapidly because it will go into colder waters. but for the united states, for the south-west, we are going to see an incredible amount of water from the storm in the atmosphere coming into play here monday, twoous and wednesday. so that means flooding across much of arizona, california and new mexico. >> thank you. stay tuned. coming up, low income, lower bus fairs. >> economic development. we need to make sure workers can get to work. a si planned for a 2-tear transit system so people that make less money can afford to go to work. >> a fer which sinks off the -- ferry sinks off the coast of the
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philippines. and a corny way to celebrate the "star spangled banner." we'll tell you about it next.
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a search has been called off in the pacific ocean for a u.s. plane that collided with a fighter jet. the navy presumes the pilot is dead. the two fighter jets clashed near wake island, 2,000 miles west of honolulu. the other pilot ejected and was rescued in the ocean. rescue efforts continued off the coast of the philippines, 400 miles south of manila, where passenger ferries say more than 200 were killed. it capsized and was crippled by
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big waves and strong currents. many were forced to jump ship. most were pulled from the water. >> the public transit system is feeling the economic pinch. officials need to raise prices or cut the bus service. lawmakers are offering a third 2-tear system. they hopped on the bus to find out how the plan works. >> we'll take one. the number one bus. >> we took the interview with a county executive on the road. >> there is always a debate in transit circles over whether fares should be higher or there should be no fares at all. >> king county is going both directions with a low income fare of $1.50, and it goes up to $3.25 to richer riders at peak hours. >> a classically good-heart seattle move to say you folks need to ride, ride for $1.50.
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>> that's part of it, this is a community that wants to make sure that everywhere has a chance. >> reporter: it could benefit as many as 100,000 riders with incomes below 23,340. they'll get payment cards for $1.50 rides, and could save more than $500 a year. >> is this redisibz? >> it's not just about altruism, no. it's about economic development. we need to make sure workers work. and it's about economic opportunity. >> in a transit system that had five fare hikes in five years, price is sentive. it shows with a rider paying higher prices. the folks will not be able to ride because they don't have money to ride the bus. >> i have kids, bills. >> that's true for most riders. if we don't raise the fares, we
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have to cancel more service. >> san francisco is the only other major metropolitan area with a two-tier system. with 20,000 people buying half pressed fair cards. in king county it could cost $7 million to $9 million for lost fares, and a few million for start-up costs. >> we are eliminating routes, cutting service, and there's pressure on the system and we are saying we are making it cheeper. it seems counterintuitive. >> not everyone has the kind of fares we arrived at. we need them to bring in the revenue and keep the buses on the roads. although that's not as much as others, it's additional revenue for the system, more than if they were priced out of the riding a bus. >> there was no govote. the new fares, higher and lower,
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start in march. >> king county officials believe between 45,000 to 100,000 commuters will be eligible for the reduced rates. >> still ahead - they are known as the loft jews, people -- lost jews, people driven from their village in yemen. and they explain why they don't want to leave their home. and the ebola outbreak - plans to screen millions as they head to mecca for haj.
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a baltimore couple is paying homage to the 200th anniversary of the national anniversary. they carved out not only a flag, but fort mchenry and a ship. there's the ship. in 1814, francis scott key wrote a poem during the battle of fort henry, and they became the lyrics for "star spangled banner." i'm morgan radford, welcome back to al jazeera america. we'll have more on the celebration of the "star spangled banner," in a moment. first, let's go to meteorologist kevin corriveau. >> when we left work it went downhill. >> i know, it started raining. . >> it was a horage day. we had some of the coalest temperatures this morning --
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coldest textures this morning. look at how the day is progressing. this is a few from the top of our building looking south. you see the freedom tower and the statue of liberty. it will be an amazing day not some for us, but a beautiful day along the seaboard. 71 degrees is the high. 68 in boston, 73 in washington. get outside and enjoy it. for new york, we expect a bit of rain on tuesday. we'll stay below average for the temperatures. overnight lows into the 50s for parts of california. we are expecting temperatures to rise. we have heat advisories, high temperatures in los angeles. 98 degrees. looking forward to that excellent day. thank you. >> there used to be thousands of jews living in yemen. most fled to israel in the 1950s. we have a report that there are a few remaining that refuse to leave their homeland. >> reporter: this yabi teaches
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his relatives. they are members of yemen's last jews. they say they lived in yemen for more than 2,000 years. but the numbers dwindled over the last decade to a few dozen now. most this is the chief rabbi in the northern regions. but in 2007 they were evicted by the houthis, from their villages. his wife says they lost their land and businesses. >> we were happy in sadda, now we have lost everything. i want to die in yemen. their children go to government schools. they don't feel comfortable revealing theiromfortable
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revealing their jewishness in public. but this rabbi is confident yemen is a place for them to live. >> i want the congreg ace to live with the -- congregation to live with the muslim communities, go to the same school, socialise. i hate to see yemen divided. >> the jews were moved to a government compound. some have left for israel. this person wants to stay. he spends time with relatives farming in a backyard, reminding him of the day when he was a flourishing farmer. few families here are concerned about their safety. al-qaeda's growing influence is in the south, and the political stand use between the government and the shi'ite in the north - it's a delicate situation that may force the yemens and the
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jews to leave a country they called home for hundreds of years. >> the world's largest pilgrimage haj begins in saudi arabia. it's happening amid health concerns. they'll take precautions to make sure they stay outside the king tom. they are equipping air and land forces forces. it started as a british drinking song. it was given a new set of lyrics. we look at how the star of this spangled banner came to be. >> the two century old fort attracts more than 600,000 tourists because of a song that has become america's national anthem. ♪ oh say can you see ♪ by the down's early light
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>> reporter: it was the successful defense of fort mchenry from the invading british and the flag that flew after the battle that inspired francis scott key to write the words to the "star spangled banner," words recited every day at fort mchenry. >> at the signs and the stream, at the morning's first dream, kissed the star-spapingled banner... >> reporter: if not for the anthem, americans would forget the war of 18 is it. it gaped the u.s. neither tert -- gained the u.s. neither territory nor political advantage. before it finished it burnt down much of washington d.c. the "star spangled banner" has its critics, too many high notes for a singer.
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worst of all the melody is not even american. it was a tune first composed tore a london -- for a london gentlemen's coral society. >> i talk it of. they have no idea what we are talking about. we inspired the national anthem. >> reporter: one to which americans take full ownership. >> to me it represents the united states in the mapper it needs to be represented. >> every time it's played i get tears. i do. >> really. >> yes, i do. >> reporter: no matter how it's played. coming up in the next hour. fighting poverty, in one of the world's biggest financial hubs. we travel to mumbai where a family hopes education will be
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the equalizer her kids. in weekend politics, hillary clinton in iowa, why some say this is the first big step in another run at the white house. keep it here, i'm morgan radford, and i'll be back here with you for the 8 o'clock hour of al jazeera america. pash only on al jazeera america
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>> we'll hunt down those responsible and bring them to justice, no matter how long it takes. prime minister david cameron calling on the world to stand up as he vows to find the men who beheaded a british aid worker. >> i was so scared i was shaking. every bone in my body. raging flames shattering lives and livelihoods out west. this is the fallout from the
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smaller of two californian wildfires. a bone crushing crash in the day of a new sport. a new car racing that is cleaner and quieter. plus, the site and sounds of world war ii, a history lesson comes to life 60 years later. >> they are killing and slaughtering thousands of people, muslims, christians, minorities across iraq and syria. they boast of brutality and claim to do it in the name of islam. that is nonsense. islam is a religion of piece, they are not muslims, they are monsters. they make no secret. good morning to you. live from new york. i'm morgan radford. sharp words from british prime minister david cameron, coming hours after a video surfaced showing the islamic state beheading a british citizens. al jazeera america will not show
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the video. david haines was kidnapped when providing humanitarian aid to syria. in the video the executioner threatens to kill ner british citizen. the murderer was pure evil. john hendren joins us live. how is the u.k. changing the strategy now? >> well you heard the statement from david cameron, the u.k. has - david cameron said that the u.k. will get very involved. they'll make sure that whoever did this, he says, will be hunted down and brought to justice. they'll contribute tornado jets. those are ground attack jets and like the u.s., they will not offer boots on the ground. this is what david cameron had to say. >> we cannot walk on by if we are to keep the country safe.
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we have to confront the me as. step by step we must drive back, dismantle and destroy oil and what it stands for. . >> john, i want to make sure you are with us. we heard from david cameron. >> sorry, i lost sound. >> we heard from david cameron, but on the other side of that, the masked man in the video addresses david cameron in the beheading footage. what exactly is the message. >> he addressed cameron saying this british man is paying the price for your promise, cameron, to arm the peshmerga, and
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their - in their battles against the islamic state. it was clearly a warning to the brits that they will pay a price for continuing to play a role in this coalition. they have criticized the u.s. air strikes above all, and the kurdish peshmerga in northern iraq said that they have required those air strikes and will need more as they pushed forward. i spent time with the peshmerga in the past couple of days, and this is what we saw. >> reporter: from a strategic mountain above villages held by the islamic state group, kurdish troops stand poised for a push towards mosul. islamic state fighters no longer fire back. movements are published by more tar strikes, like this in the village of targea. the mountains were captured. they bombarded the villages below, left empty by the
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christians and yaz your who fled -- yazidi who fled. >> this is the village. this is the i.s., armed i.s. inside the village there. they bombarded here, now they no longer have the capability, now peshmerga on the front line and feeling great. >> a city of 2 million, mosul is the iraqi capital of the islamic state. as mosul goes, so goes the war for iraq. this is the forward-most point for the peshmerga in iraq facing mosul. in the near ground is bartela, a christian town held by the islamic state group, and beyond is motorcyclual. commanders -- motorcycle eel. commanders -- mosul. commanders are waiting for an order to push forward. the kurdish troops want the backing of sunni and shia force,s, they want more american air strikes and arms.
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>> we need weapons, support, outside help. we need every kind of help because we are poor people. tell them. >> translation: the islamic state is a cancer. they will take every country if you don't push them out. they'll take everything. it's better to destroy them as soon as possible. the peshmerga are ready for what could be a battle in the war against the islamic state. or dash. it's a matter of time before we throw dash out of iraq. with mosul nearly in their sites and islamic state fighters a few hours from supply lines in syria, time is a commodity that the peshmerga have in short supply. that was john hendren live in erbil. as mentioned there's a coalition of the willing to take on the islamic state group, taking shape in france. secretary of state john kerry
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arrived in paris a short time ago for a security summit on the islamic state. secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east rallying support. australia says that it is sending 600 troops to the middle east for possible combat operations. >> i have to warn the australian people that should this preparation and deployment extend into combat operations, that this could go on for quite some time. months, rather than weeks. >> barely 40 countries, including 10 arab states signed on to the plan to weaken the islamic state. there are 600,000 refugees living in jordan, many driven by their home, by the violence in syria, and they are living in illegal structures. efforts to get them into safer homes have failed. >> when the jordanian authorities evacuated a number
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of communities. some refugees built homes instead. the government wants all refugees to live inside the camps. many say they can't. mohammed has six children, two born with brain paralysis, and they lived in a tent before a jarred annian man built them a structure. these ailments cannot tolerate hot or cold weather. if it's too hot. they get diarrhoea, if it's cold. they catch the cold or the flu. since we moved into the home, it's better. eight live in the home. it's better than nothing. the roof is made from tin and the walls cement blocks.
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more than 13,000 syrians are living in cement homes. some pay rent to landowners if they can. others don't pay anything. >> the authorities here say there's little they can do to stop the refugees from building the illegal structures. because the land belongs to jordanian tribes, to whom the syrian refugees are related, and the tribes are at times more powerful than the governments here. this is one of the most influential jordanian tribes. all the refugees here hail from the same tribe. >> the syrians here have jordanian relatives, when they fled, they sought protection from their families. we don't see the building of ilhomes, we see it as -- illegal homes, we see it as a brother helping a brother. >> this family is building a home because syrian refugees are not allowed to work in jordan. there's a lot of sympathy, especially in the tribal areas.
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>> translation: my living standard will change. there's a difference between living in a tent and having a roof over your head. i'll be poor and living in the wilderness. >> jordanians understand the burden the crisis placed on jordan and the resources. they don't want syrians to stay forever, saying they have to return to their country eventually, and they are helping them in the meantime. >> for many syrians, it seems the war is following them no matter where they go. government attacked syrian refugees in lebanon, setting hundreds of makeshift camps on fire. coming up at 8: 15, the strategy in fighting the islamic state group. we talk to a former joint chief of staff. >> rescue efforts off the coast, south of manila, where a passenger ferry sank killing two
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people. it was carrying more than 100 people, crippled by waves and currents. many of the passengers were forced to jump ship. most of the victims were pulled from the water. >> the search has been called off in the pacific ocean for a u.s. pilot whose plaip collided with a fighter jet. it resumes the pilot was dead. the two fighter jets crashed. 2,000 west of honolulu. the other pilot ejected and was rescued. a mapp hunt is under -- manhunt is under way for a man that ambushed two troopers. one was wounded and the other critically injured. police are searching in three different states. >> we have a dangerous armed criminal this killed one state trooper and wounded another. that is not in custody. as you can imagine, this is a
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traumatic event for the peninsula state police, and all of -- pennsylvania state police and all law enforcement in pennsylvania. >> hundreds of police officers and swat crews are searching. >> i saw the flame, ashaked and prayed for everyone to be okay. >> i was so scared. i was shaking. every bone in my body. i was surprised to see the commotion. i have no idea. the fire was up close. >> that's the reaction to a californian family to a wildfire threatening their home and lives. the blaze is 30% contained, but not before destroying two homes and burning 155 acres. an evacuation order issued on saturday has been lifted. more than 800 firefighters in orange county california are trying to contain a fire raging in the silver ardo canyon, more
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than 300 homes have been evacuated. several firefighters have been injured. investigators are trying to pin down the cause. for that and more on the forecast we turn to meteorologist kevin corriveau. >> yes, we are looking at that, but watching a hur dane. this is a strong one. this is odeal, off the coast of mexico, a category 4 storm. you can see it there with a well developed eye. let's compare that to the one last week, it's on a similar track. norbert got to at category 2 and was further off the coast. this is what the hurricane center says the track will do. we are talking about a 200 mile distance. the system will make its way to the north-west, stay a category 4 as it is off the coast and as it makes its way to the north-west still. it will go into cool are water, and it will -- cooler water and
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come down to a tropical depression. as we learnt with norbert, we'll see a lot of moisture coming off the storm and into the south-west. over the next several days and midweek we'll see flooding across many parts of the south-west. and it doesn't take much rain to cause the flooding. i expect to see in arizona, by the time we get to midweek, 5-8 inches of rain. we saw record-breaking rain in phoenix, and more rain in the following week. i want to take you to parts of croatia, towards kashmir. and pakistan. talk about the rain in the monsoon system that is going on. take a look at the flooding. this has been going on for a couple of days, from last week. we have seen about 100 towns that are actually locked off from other communications. it is difficult to get into the northern mountains.
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rescue efforts are going on in the area. the monsoon is expected to stay in effect until the end of september. back to you. >> thank you so much. >> several n.f.l. players are under sharp scrutiny for alleged domestic abuse. and as jessica tapp reports, two players will not be on the file. ray rice is the face of domestic violence, he's not the only one accused of abuse, his was just caught on video. and his assault of his fiancee sparked a debate and put a spotlight on the lack of ages by. n.f.l. he received a 2-game suspension and never stood trial. according to new jersey judiciary data, the pre-trial intervention process as covered in a case involving a wife, granted to 1% of domestic
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violence assault cases from 2010 to 2013. it took the league a second video for the ravens to release rice and the league to suspend him. ray rice sits at home. two other n.f.l. players faced domestic abuse charms. they are on the field. ray mcdonald was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence against his pregnant fiancee, his court hearing scheduled for monday was postponed. niners coach is on the field because of due process, as he hasn't been charged. it's a tougher argument in carolina. greg hardy was charged guilty of threatening to kill his pregnant girlfriend. despite a chilling 911 call, he is on the field. the panthers front office says they'll let the legal system
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play out. the latest, former leave mvp indicted for injury to a child. the injuries showed peterson unintentionally gave his four-year-old son as punishment for fighting with another child. >> the grant jury looked at the injuries, determining it was not ornal reflect community standards. the team deemed him inactive for a contest. peterson turned himself in on 15,000 bail. >> is there anything you want to say to fans. is there anything you want to say to fans? that's ray rice making a first public appearance since the indefinite suspension.
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rice's family showed up for a game at his alma madda in new york. his former coach welcomed him back saying rice's mistake will be erased in time by good deeds. >> this programme is a strong programme. once you are a member of the programme, you are a member of the programme for life. ray is a part of our family. and a part of this programme, and that is why i'm happy he's here today. >> there are questions about whether rice will play in the n.f.l. again. coming up, we break down president obama's plan to break the islamic state group. we talk to a former member of the joint chiefs of staff about why the u.s. may need to reach out to former enemies for help. >> he's been locked up in solidary since the nixon administration. why he's still being questioned and a push to set him free. weigh talk to attorney in our weekend conversation. a fire burning since may a
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step closer to being put out. stay tuned.
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>> they make no secret of their desire to do as much harm, not just in the middle east, but any countries or people that stand in their ways or dare to stand for values they disagree with. it was an i.s.i.l. fanatic that gunned down four people at a museum in brussels. let me be clear - the british people need to know that this is a fanatical coring nisation -- organization called i.s.i.l. that murdered a british hostage, they have planned and continue to plan attacks across europe and in our country. >> that's british prime minister david cameron speaking a short time ago, reacting to the execution of a british aid worker at the hands of the islamic state group. the i.s. releasing a video of david haines. a former member of the joint chiefs of staff joins us from washington d.c. thank you so much for being with
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us. i want to the react to the david cameron statement. will it influence other european countries to participate in the coalition that the president is trying to build? >> well, i think it has the chance of influencing them. of course, none of them have the same experience as the british now have had with the beheading of the aid worker in - that we learned about yesterday. i think that the issue is, you know, can the british influence them, i think they can. they'll have a stronger influence in a country like france, for example, than on germany. i believe that that will help to increase the size of the coalition, and perhaps the quality of the aid that is it rendered through that coalition by various countries. >> it's interesting you mentioned germany that basically said thanks, but no thanks, raising a question why is it so difficult for the u.s. to rally support from european allies when i.s. poses a global threat?
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>> part of the issue is that they are not, the european nations, are not willing to commerce part of the charter that says an attack on one nation is an attack on the whole nations of n.a.t.o. i think they feel they have been burnt by using article 5 to support u.s. submissions. we are taking a wait and see approach. they are politically reluctant to engage in these kind of outside ventures ever since world war ii had a political and military version going into foreign areas, going into bosnia and afghanistan. they are reluctant to do that. there are instructions going on,
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trying to move this forward, on a greater level than what has been indicated before. >> what about the arab countries. we heard them say iran would not be involved. can they fight without iran. >> no, they can't. this is a statement that secretary of state john kerry made that i would respectfully disagree with. the iranians are in iraq. they've been in iraq ever since, and before that period. they were undercover. their operations are overt, they have supported it and sustained the previous nouri al-maliki government, but will do so with the haider al-abadi government. they believe having a government that is centralized in iraq is in their best interests. they are vehemently opposed to the islamic state, and will do everything in their power to include cooperating with the united states, even if that
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cooperation is off the table in a back room somewhere. they'll do that. they'll work with the u.s., maybe through a third or other party. they will be there to actually fend off i.s. as much as they can. >> speaking specifically of the u.s. response, by using air strikes and local forces instead of using u.s. troops, it seems barack obama is repeating history. is it working? >> we don't know yet whether it's working or not. i can tell you my experience with the air force and department and coalition nations. niece strategies, attempts, antiseptic warfare. that does not work. they have to have troops on the ground now. of course, president obama is relying op other foreign forces to do the job.
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the peshmerga forces that you highlighted in the report earlier, you have also the iraqi army, and potentially, oddly enough, the syrian army working again, unofficially with the allied elements. that is something that becomes difficult to do with. it's hard to work a coalition where it works well in terms of communication and coordination. it's more than 10 times as difficult to work the coalitions when there's political reasons and other reasons not to do so in the open. there's a lot of factors. precluding that from being as effective a military operation as it should be. that's the concern. in spite of our efforts to avoid the history. that will be a serious problem. i think, with the strategy outlined by the president. factors and challenges in the days ahead.
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former member of the joint chief. thank you for joining us. >> it's time for a check of the weather, and epic flooding. kevin corriveau is tracking the system. >> that's right. this system in croatia. they had flooding in may. take a look at the flooding. this is the video from yesterday. this is the same area in croatia that was flooded in may. it was historical. they are looking to evacuate. we are seele water in the river ricing, causing problems. the good news is that we are expecting the rain to end. connect to the wall. i want to show you what else we are dealing with. we talked about the wildfires. it was 72 degrees. we expect it to go up to 98. it's a big problem.
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>> thank you so much. coming up, president obama's plan for fighting the islamic state group, plus hillary clinton making a symbolic trip to a symbolic state. all that aweighed in the weekend poll -- ahead in the weekend politics section after the brace. car racing as you have never seen before, no noise, no gas guzzling. stay stuned. -- stay tuned.
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correct, and address the nation this week. he mapped out a plan including air strikes in iraq and syria, building a coalition to deal with i.s., and urging congress to give them the authority to fight them. that's first up. we are joined by republican strategists jessica proud and former adviser to senator charles schumer. thank you for joining us. what did you think about the president's speech, did he do a good job of convincing the american people he had a plan? >> i thought the speech was good. he did not do a good job, because if you look at the polls approval rating went down, disapproval went up. the problem is the american public does not have the faith in the president to execute the strategy. there's a lot of unknowns. you saw military experts come out saying it's not enough to do air strikes. we need ground troops as well
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and we can't fight the battle militarily. it needs an ideological and political component. >> what do you think about the unknown? >> i think there are more unknowns than known. when he says there's no safe haven, it's where, iraq, airia, afghanistan, jordan, it's a transnational effort, a world-wide terrorist organization that is it becoming its own state and a consequence of countries that used to have death spots keeping a tight lid on things, that are gone, in iraq, libya. there's a regime in iran, and conditioned strife in israel, in palestine. the question is where are you looking for the people intent on harming americans and western europeans. >> given how international it is. the fact that americans and british person, david haines, he said - the new york times recalls him saying "i do not
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make apologies for being careful in the arenas. is he being too careful? >> i would suggest he's being too careful, and he's not bold enough in language for plans. >> how it will play out in the mid terms, international affairs foils the best laid plans. i think this will be a problem for a long time. >> how diff do you think it will be -- difficult do you think it will be to get congress on board. >> there'll be an impetus for congress to get on board. they don't want to be seen to do nothing. he made a number of missteps. right after he addressed the nation, to saying that we have no strategy. he has serious work to do in the department earning the faith of the republic back. it's a crisis. where we need to come together and support the president, it's an american crisis, that we have to do something. he has a lot of work to do.
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>> speaking of earning faith, the president admitted this will be an issue not after i leave office, but the next president after that. what does he need to do to get the faith of his own party. >> he can take talking points from the british prime minister, whose marks were poignant and on point. the pm indicated that this was an issue where large parts of the world need to make peace and net co-existence with much of the muslim world. this president can't have the conversation. i think that there needs to be a better understanding of the international affairs component starting from ir 101, all the way to real politics today. "new york times" and the "wall street journal" reviewed henry kissinger's book. >> speaking of books on the night stand, hillary clinton is in iowa. do you think the fact that she's
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will is an indication that she will throw her hat in the ring? >> yes, the state is critical. she came in third. she admitted it was a blow to her campaign. there's nothing to suggest she is not running, it's another step in an overall strategy. we did talking about if she or if she didn't. could a leader fill the shoes. >> if she doesn't the democratic party will have an andrew, marte o'mallee, joe biden, donny brook - and i don't think the party is interested in letting that happen. i think most of the government doesn't have a plan b. >> you saw that happen the last
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time. there's certain hearse where they can be effective. i think it's a mistake to rely on the clinton name alone. she has yet to lay out a rational for what they are potential candidacy would be. she's in a difficult position of distancing herself from the obama foreign policy, at an all-time low. it will be interesting to see what the message is, and how she lays it out. i am sure she'll throw red meat out there. she's yet to articulate what the rational would be. >> you mentioned quoemo, he had a tough time. and he didn't mention her by name. it was interesting. he basically pooh-pooh the idea of the fact that she could be a contender. do you think new york was
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sending a message. >> inside the democratic party, there's a fight for the toll of it. we'll mention it by name, bill deblazio, election warren or more wider view, inclusive democratic member. new york city has a mayor. this is a governor that needs to govern. people forget that. >> i don't think he suffered a terrible blow. he had a spirited challenge. i think that parts of the city, and parts of the state sent a message. he won. you say thank you and moved on. >> what about the republican challenger. >> i think tuesday's results are great news. you have to disagree with michael that he will be considered a candidate.
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40% of the democratic party voters rebuked him. there was a lot of upstate democrats. it's not - certainly if there were some from the left upset with come of the thigs he has done. it's the corruption, the economy. she won 30 out of 62 counties. to dismiss it, it's the left wing of the party. it's much bigger than that. you see it everywhere you go. people feel like the corruption in albany, and the economy and all the statistics showing the worst taxes. things are not going well in the united states. he has a 4-year record. >> elections are about voices. i don't think the election had a plan for addressing a lot of issues discussed. it's between the democratic and republican candidate. primaries, the day after they are done is old news.
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it was a referendum on him. it's an election when you run against an incumbent. when you have 40% in your own party that is rejecting you, it's a major problem. as it is in a year like this, the democratic base is not energized. they are not going out in the record unanimous that you do. i think you have seen it with the rhetoric, you attack left and republicans where they haven't done that in the past. they know they have a political problem. tuesday was the first example of that. >> andrew did not tack left. if that's his version of tacking left i disagree. >> you have never heard that rhetoric out of him before. he's aligned himself with republicans, supported a republican coalition. he walked the line and tried to may the game. causing anxious. >> he may be changing. speaking of changing the game. there's another topic, and
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that's the ray rice sainga, making its -- saga, making its way to capitol hill. it should be a more political issue and congress should lean into the leagues saying you gotta have a zero tolerance policy. and then there was an email sent to roger goodell. is it something that congress should weigh in on in addressing the policy. >> i think congress has enough on its hands, and should not be dictating internal policies of the n.f.l. they have a moral obligation to speak out against it. seeing people wear the jerseys, i find it appalling. everyones has a moral -- everyone has a moral obligation to speak out. it speaks to how we view domestic violence, it's not public, it's a private matter.
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whether they are involved in an official way. i don't think it's a good idea. >> i want you to respond to that. and specifically rush said that it's a mann's game. if we filminize the game, we'll ruin it. it's nothing more than the leftist party agenda. >> there's no place inappropriate to discuss ginls against women. it is awful, and is it another expression of how the n.f.l. and major league franchises have an insensitivy, with the washington team and the ked skins - redskins - it's pieces of a large puzzle. >> thank you both for coming in. one-third of the world's poor live in india. many are homeless, and those
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that do have a roof over their heads live in very challenging conditions. as part of the ongoing al jazeera series "my home", we are taken to a slum where life takes on a new definition of normal. >> reporter: this is one of the most densely populated places on earth. in a dark, damp corner of the neighbourhood. this family are working hard to better their lives. >> the one-room home does not have running water for a supply of electricity. but it's filled with grit, determination and a stream of homework. >> translation: my husband and i work hard to make sure our daughters lives are better than ours. we send them to a private school so they get good education. i want them to have a good life. >> while they supervise this daily study session.
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upstairs her husband is making end meet. working as a tailor, he earns around $170 a month. >> if the daughters do well, it's good for us. if they work hard, study, they grow up, get good jobs and look after us. >> reporter: her daughters are her biggest investment. and her 13-year-old is well aware of the price her parents are paying so she can see a world. >> they are not eating. we are studying well because of them. i want to give the best. i want to give the best for them. >> people do business, raise families and live lives in exceptionally close borders here. it's a sense of close possess, the flimsy buildings and a lack of sanitation that the indian government says makes it unfit for humans to live in.
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when she not raising her daughters, she's trying to make the unlivable bearable as a community worker. people in mumbai are known to spot an opportunity in an unlikely of places. unlike millions who call india's capital home. if she can make it here, it is believed she can make it anywhere. a stubborn garbage fire burning for months could be out soon. smoke from the dump fire in nearby canada forced many people complaining of soar threats and headaches to stay indoors. fire crews say they are making progress with a smouldering underground fire and hope to have it out by the end of the month. >> speaking of pollution, the track cars are hitting the track in beijing.
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it's hoped the formula e grand prix will promote green technology. in a race to protect the environment. china has been in the slow rain. this event shows a change of gear as battery powered racing cars made a deb u on saturday. >> beijing is the capital of the biggest car market, china, it's where we can make a change happen, it's a place they are fighting pollution and promoting electric cars. we thought it was the right place. >> the cars are travelling no more than 225km honour. >> it's a lot quieter as well. this is one of the two female drivers. >> it is something that can be complimentary. we are talking about motor sport. there are other differences with
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formula 1. all teams race identical cars. each driver has to change vehicles halfway through the race when the battery runs out. they are trying to develop one, that lasts an hour. it's glycerine, totally safe, i'm assured. the chemical, a biproject of biodiesel, fuelling generators, charging the batteries, ensuring the cars produce zero emissions. organizers say they are not trying to compete. in many ways they are rewriting the rule book. everything to do with the event is new. the event was staged at the olympic park where the 2008 games were held. most of the people were from china's middle class. the group likely to bay a car, some are clearly not won over by the green technology.
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>> they are not considering buying an electric car. there's not enough charging stations, it's not convenient. >> i will consider a car in the future, but it's too expensive now. >> exhaust fumes from those petrol cars are responsible for much of the city's pollution. the skies were clearer than usual, but it was unhealthy to be out, according to official and unofficial air quality i indexes. much of the technology on display is expensive and in its infancy. >> there are many things with electric cars they need to improve. the price is one, technology, the distance. with competition like formula e, it's how you improve technology, it comes from competition. >> reporter: the hope is the improvements can filter down to the main stream car market. china wants to put 5 million electric cars on the road by
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2020. [ gunfire ] all right. this may look like a world war ii battlefield. it's a re-enactment depicting the soviet yet army fighting off german troops to fight off is sevastopol. it's taking place in crimea, the first time the festival that is taken place in the port city annexed by russia. he's been locked up alone since 1972, the longest solitary confinement sentence in the united states. we talk about why the conviction is being questioned. >> 3, 2, 1. >> plus, it stood for 60 years, and fell in 60 seconds. the end of an era in the city of brotherly love. talk about packing a bunch - floyd mayweather's bid to remain the updefeated copying of the
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[ explosion ] there it goes. as you can see, the philadelphia skyline is short a high rice, and it's a huge pile of rubble after saturday's demolition. look at that. the 16 storey high-rise stood for 60 years, and took seconds to destroy it with explosives. the authority tore it down to make way for affordable housing. many left the neighbourhood to avoid the dust cloud. >> welcome back to al jazeera, thank you for joining us. albert woodfox has been held in solitary confinement for 42 years logger than any other inmate. he was sent away from armed robe, but later he and two others, the angola 3, were convicted of a 1972 murder of a
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prison guard. the convictions and sentences have been questioned. george kendall, albert's attorney, joins us. we are talking four decades in solitary confinement. how is his health - mentally, physically. >> i have known albert for nine years. when i heard he was locked up for more than 30 years, i was prepared to meet someone that could barely communicate. somehow he has - he reads a lot and is interested in the world and how he maintained his sanity, which a lot don't when they are in solidary confinement. he has. >> does that mean he has no interaction with others at all? >> he's in a cell 23 hours a day, five days a week. he gets a day out where he showers, and on a couple of days con go out to a gauge where he
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can exercise. on saturday and sunday he gets out for 15 and minutes only to shower. when the fans are not on, it is hot in the summer time, he can shout to a neighbour. by and charge he's in a cell, 6 by 8, 6 by 9, no window. this is where he's lied for the last 40 years. this is his home of. >> yes. >> when you think about that, and the notion of solidary confinement, all the details described, do you consider it appropriate punishment? >> mississippi used to house a lot of people in solitary confinement. when they studied it, they released 85% of in mates, and the institution is safer as a result. there's no justification for mr woodfox, king or wallace to be placed or held in solitary confinement. it is something we should use when inmates are going to be violent to others, or escape,
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and for decades there has been no risk what scofr that mr woodfox would misblv. when you say only reserved for those of violent inmates, what about for critics. that's why they are there in the first place. >> mr woodfox maintained his innocence. the evidence against him in a crime where a correctional officer died was thin. highs trials were not fair, his conviction overturned three times, there's a lot of evidence to suggest he's not guilty. it would have been easy, if he admitted the crime, i don't believe he would be in solitary confinement. he is not guilty and he'll stay in solitary confinement until he can be vipd kated. >> an -- vindicated. >> one of the interesting things i found was where the questions raised are coming from. the angola 3 says that she, too,
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beliefs that the three me were not, in fact, responsible. let's listen to that. >> the prosecution and going to tell you to look at the evidence and the transcripts. well, i have. there's nothing in there that proves na herman and albert are guilty. >> that is powerful. should her statement carry more weight than perhaps it does? >> it's telling when people look objectively at the evidence, they are concerned about this. there's a bloody fingerprint or handprint that everyone agrees is not mr woodfox - no one charged with the offense. the prison did not say who the print belong to. the state never explained that. it was a horrible murder scene. >> before you go, do you think mr woodfox will leave the prison a free man? >> mr woodfox will leave the prison a free man.
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>> thank you attorney george kendall. our pleasure to have you was. boxing champ no idea is undefeated in his career. the welterweight earning a decision last night in las vegas against marcos maidana. the two fighters scaring off in may in a closer bout and that was crazy. adam may improved his record to 47 and o. let's get a check of the weather, and some more flooding happening in china. let's bring in meteorologist kevin corriveau. >> i'll take you towards china. the circumstance warn -- sich warn province, look at the video. the flooding was intense because of the monsoon season. we are expecting to see more rain in the area over the next few days. the local riff is expected to crest 10 feet higher than average. china is a place that we tend to see a lot of flooding.
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we'll cope you updated. in the philippines, a typhoon making its way. stay tuned. tomorrow morning, harvard law professor is here, and we'll talk about his book on the war between israel and hamas and a wide range of other issues. thank you for joining us. our pleasure to have you with us. i'm morgan radford. stay tuned. the next hour is live from doha, and we'll bring you the latest on the apparent beheading of a british aid worker by the islamic state, including reaction from britain, irish and washington d.c. we leave you with a live look on the boardwalk in atlantic city where preparations are under way for the miss america pageant. follow us online at or on twitter. thank you for spending your sunday morning with us. have a great rest of your day.
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announcer: this is al jazeera. you are watching the al jazeera newshour with david foster, these are some of the sories we are covering in the course of the next 60 minutes. >> they are not muslims, they are monsters. >> britain's prime minister says the u.k. will hunt down the group calling itself the islamic state, after the murder of a british hostage. australia commit troops to the international coalition against i.s. u.s. citizen sentenced to