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afford to pay rent, they can't afford to buy food. >> and with less government aid for food, the strain is on charities to fill the void and depend on donations to keep feeding new york's hungry. >> in is al jazeera america, live from new york city, i'm tony harris with a look the the top stories. 130,000 refugees flee from syria to turkey to escape i.s.i.l. fighters as president obama prepares to argue his case to defeat the group before world leaders. a security breach at the white house, we learnt the intruder that hopped the fence and made it to the front door had ammunition in its car.
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>> thousands protest for the climate. >> and the maven rocket orbits mars, trying to find out what happened to the planet's water. 100,000 syrian refugees fled to turkey to escape i.s.i.l. fighters. the islamic state of iraq and levant is threatening to take over a kurdish town in northern syria as the u.s. gathers support to fight the group in iraq. secretary of state john kerry hoped to get a stronger commitment from turkey, now turkey has domestic issues to worry about. a flood of syrian refugees. stefanie dekker explains from the border. >> reporter: we are close to a town, across on the little hill behind us, we are on on the turkey-syria border. over 130,000 refugees crossed. on monday the number was lower.
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what happened when we arrived was a stand off between a couple of tens of protesters with turkish police. there was a strong presence, tear gas, water canons were used to disperse them. they were throwing rocks, there was a long line of riot police. the people we spoke to, syrian kurds, with the families, wanted to go back. they are angry at the turkish government saying they are not doing enough to protect them, some saying that turkey was helping i.s.i.l. to fight the kurds. the situation calmed, but the fighting goes on. it is surrounded by i.s.i.l. a kilometre to the west, 30km to the east, 10km south. the syrian kurdish fighters repelled them. the concern here is because that situation is fluid, that there are many more that could cross the border. turkey's deputy prime minister says hundreds of
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thousands of refugees could cost the border. jets jonathan betz has the tale on the crisis. >> it is a crisis. 130,000 syrian refugees have come into turkey from the border. i.s.i.l. has not captured that city, but has taken dozens of villages nearby. thousands could run. friday, turkey opened this stretch of its border along syria, to allow the syrian kurds in. camps along the border are filled. turkey has the second-largest population of syrian refugees beyond lebanon. the clashes today broke out to the south. people were stopped by turkish police from heading to syria. a lot of people wanted to return and fight. there's a large kurdish population in the south-east of the country. they've been fighting for independence for 30 years.
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turkey is worried that syria's kurds will inspire turkeys to breakaway. >> thank you, appreciate it jonathan betz. i.s.i.l. is pushing its gains in syria virtually unchecked, flexing its strength in iraq. a senior commander saying 40 soldiers were killed in fighting. 68 missing. iraqi and kurdish forces battling in anbar, the first stronghold. western countries, including the united states, started to train kurdish peshmerga fighters. the international community's focus on i.s.i.l. has drawn attention away from the civil war in syria, this showing rebels pulling a baby out of the rubble in aleppo. opposition fighters say the baby was trapped when government jets bombed the area. competing groups, moderate rebels and i.s.i.l. fighters are battling for control of the city. a man with a knife who
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jumped the fence of the white house and made it inside the front door had more than 800 rounds of ammunition in his car. a federal prosecutor says they found a machete and two hatchets in omar gonzalez's vehicle. the army veteran was said, in court, to be a danger to the president. security will be beefed up around the white house. mike viqueira with more >> reporter: it's 1600 pennsylvania avenue, the most famous address, home to every president since the early 16th century. omar jumped the fence, ran across to the fountain and in the doors before he was apprehended. >> the secret service indicated that they are caughting a review of the incident on friday night. it will include a wide variety of things.
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providing security at the white house is complicated business. the white house is, as many people know, one of the more popular tourist destinations in the capital. thousands of tourists on a typical day will tour the white house. >> reporter: i'm standing in the middle of whitehouse avenue, it was open to traffic but has been closed. there are a lot of protests, these ladies protest gun policies in america, they are here frequently, and falun gong protesters from china. since the beginning of regan administration, they come here for one reason - proximity to the president, to speak what they regard as the truth to power. there has been various proposals to beef up security at the white house. one put barbed wire above a
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wrought iron decorative offense. part is a problem of perception. no one wants a closed off white house with barbed wire. they want to project openness. this is the president house, it belongs to the public, tourists from all over the world come here. it's a question of jurisdiction. on the sidewalk the uniformed secret service has jurisdiction. move here, it's the police department of the the park police have jurisdiction at various places, including in la fa et park. if security will be beefed up. the entities and others will have to come together and get on the same page. rebels in yemen are celebrating in sanaa after signing a peace deal with the government, ending days of intense fighting with the army and shia houthis. the government has been fighting on two fronts. one against the rebels. we have this report these are the streets of
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sanaa. it is clear who is in charge. it's the armed militia men, seen patrolling the streets on trucks. they are storming res den stall compounds belonging to com ponds. they are setting -- opponents. they are setting up checkpoint, such as this one. these of the houthi here on the hills surrounding the headquarters of the sixth military zone. there appears to be no sign of the government or army. many say they are worried. houthi rebels are reported to have carried out acts of revenge on their enemy. the peace deal with likely allow the shia militia to dominate the politics for time to cox. they are in control of every -- time to come. they are in coal of every government building. the u.n. envoy that brokered the deal is concerned.
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>> there are dangers, they have been received in reports. the state must re-establish its authority over all regions. anyone who would want to be - to supplant the authority of the state would be in violation of the agreement. >> despite the worries, the president described the agreement as historic. >> translation: all the parties and factions supported by the international security we have secured this historical agreement, which we hope will bring a new dawn to yemen. we commend the efforts of the u.n. special envoy. i urge all to work together to implement the agreement with immediate effect. >> the agreement tackled the major issues facing yemen, but came short on specifics, especially on crucial aspects such as security and the houthi takeover of the capital. the signed document does not state when the houthi fighters will be forced to pull out from the capital and hand over their
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weapons. there are fears that the act of revenge that they are accused of conducting may trigger a bloody settlement more than 100 world leaders, including president obama, are gathering in new york for the start of the united nations general assembly session. they are expected to discuss several important topics from the threat posed from i.s.i.l. to climate change. kristen saloomey is live for us. good to see you. secretary of state john kerry - he had a busy day of meetings and event in new york city. talk us through the areas he focussed on today. >> well, he sure did have a busy day attending no less than six events around the city, ranging in topic from climate change to raising money for the palestinian authority. i think the united states' focus this week is on building that international coalition to deal with the islamic state of iraq
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and levant. no doubt that was a topic that came up when he met with his counterparts from the u.k. and saudi arabia today. it's likely to be a big part of president obama's speech on wednesday, selling that international coalition and the united states plan for dealing with the problem of i.s.i.l. he's supposed to chair a security council meeting later that day, focussing on the issue of foreign fighters travelling to iraq and syria to join the fight with i.s.i.l., a big concern for a lot of countries at the united nations. >> you mentioned climate change, it was a big topic. there was a huge rally, a march, with a major summit taking place. what can we expect to come out of the event? >> even at that march, which i attended, where people are keen to see a movement on climate change, expectations as to what
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will come out of the u.n. summit here are low. major polluters like china, india, canada and russia are not sending the highest level official to take part in the summit. ban ki-moon, the general of u.n. called the meeting because the world leaders were going to be in town and he wanted to jumpstart talk. the u.n.'s focus is on 2015, when they are pushing for a binding international agreement to limit the texture rise to 2 degrees celsius. ban ki-moon hoped that world leaders would come to make announcements about what they were doing, businesses would do the same. there's that hope, but expectations are low. we'll watch president obama, who will attend, and john kerry said that the united states would lead the way on the issue. we'll be watching china. there's a buzz that they make an
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announcement with lower level officials. we'll see if the marchers have impact on the politicians. >> if you could get an announced from china in the united states this week, that would be huge. kristen saloomey at the united states. world leaders talk about the clim crisis. further -- cli. crisis, further don they protesting in wall street about those that profit. >> this is compounded, the marchers weren't told what direction they would go. the police thought they'd go that way and take a right it the stock changes. instead, they went here, and police blocked off the area. a carbon bubble is going over, it's a symbol of the march. few have started a sit-in. it's an act of civil disobedience on the edge of wall
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street, in front of the iconic bull in wall street, fenced off, away from the protesters, whose message is that capitalism is at the root cause, and wall street is the root cause of the planet's trajectory. >> wall street can choose where their money goes, whether they invest energy portfolios in oil, coal, gas, energy intensive, or take it and put it into solar energy, renewable efficiencies like bill de blasio announced in new york. it would help with the crisis instead of fuelling it. >> reporter: once again the march compounded the organizers expectations, just as sunday's exceeded that of organizers, expecting 100,000, and got 400,000. this time, there's thousands of protesters have gathered in the financial distribute. they are from all walks of life, including those in the
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philippines that suffered the terrible typhoon. their argument is it's time for wall street to get at test of their own medicine. >> these things that happen are devastating to us. occasionally we can disrupt their business. >> reporter: as always the question is is anyone listening, this has exceeded the organizers expectations, just as sunday's exceeded expectations. we have the u.n. climate conference on tuesday. at the least, those calling for the policy have evidence that there is popular support for that change in policy. it is a deal the taliban is denouning and the united states is applauding. after a battle afghanistan has a new president. two rival candidates signed an agreement, agreeing to share power. it's a milestone for the country. how will it work. >> jennifer glasse reports from
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kabul. >> reporter: when afghans went to the poll in april, there were high expectations. by the run-off in june, it was down to two hopefuls. no one expected the result to take this long. when the election commission announced results, it did so without demms, naming only -- numbers, naming only a winner and new president ashraf ghani. he and rival abdullah abdullah signed an agreement to form a unity government a few hours earlier. the head of the free and fair election forum that monitored the process says the deal is flawed. >> part of it is not within the constitutional framework and therefore it will be two kings in one territory. and then how they manage that will be judged in the days to come. >> reporter: after months of deadlock the announcement was
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welcome. many afghans call the appointment of a new president and the end to the political crisis a relief. now they wonder whether the unity government will be workable. one reason for concern was the inability for either to agree on anything. >> they were hard on each other in the past few months. there were huge gaps. there were scars that need to heal. and i think people demand action soon, because people are frustrated with the situation. >> the problems include a poor economy and a difficult security situation. on top of that the taliban calls the new unity government a sham, saying it will continue to fight. >> reporter: in his first speech as president-elect. ashraf ghani promised that they would lead the country, and urged afghans to leave the past behind and focus on the future. there are reports the three
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afghan soldiers that went missing in cape cod have been found trying to cross the border into canada. they arrived at camp edwards this month to take part in a training exercise. they were seen at the cape codd mall on saturday. the men were taken into custody at the border crossing near niagra false, and told customs agents that they were refugees. the soldiers may be trying to defect. sierra leone is calling the ebola lockdown a success. there was a 3-day curfew over the weekend. there are more than 5,000 ebola cases in five countries. there's progress. the world health organisation says the virus in sepah gal and nigeria is -- senegal and nigeria is pretty of contained. >> reporter: students at this secondary school spent the morning sweeping and cleaning the classrooms, a first day school tradition in nigeria.
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children in most parts of the country returned to classrooms after dedate on how to cope them safe -- debate on how to keep them safe from the ebola virus threat. this nurse shows the school provided antiseptic gel and rubber gloves, with 1300 students, she says she needs more. >> for now, this is not enough. >> reporter: government education officials say teachers are given ebola prevention training and all schools are provided with its to keep the virus at bay. >> the government provided materials such as the temperature machine, the cleaning materials, like sanitizers and others. >> reporter: none of those were to be found at this primary school outside the capital abuja. the dell ab dated classrooms are empty -- dell app dated
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classrooms are empty. teachers will not work at schools that don't have sanitizers. >> everyone is afraid of ebola. >> what we want is projective gadget. a temperature if someone is above morning, and sanitizer, running water, hand glove and the rest. >> reporter: this school hasn't got any, so school is out. the government insists all schools will be supplied and reopened as soon as possible. until then, students like 18-year-old aloratobay is anxious. >> are you worried about examinations. >> i'm worried about examinations. >> u.n. stat sticks shows education has a long way to go here.
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they have struggled to educate. 25% of boys between 18 and 24, they cannot read or write. for young women or girls, the figure is 42%, and 9 million nigeria kids never go to school at all. in hong kong thousands of students boycotted classes to protest china's decision to limit voting right. the week-long strikes marks the latest in democracy. now the candidates must be vetted by an elite committee in beijing, and they are expected to take place in 2017. coming up on al jazeera america - people who had their water shut off in detroit for not paying their bills, get their say in court. an f.i.f.a. official says the world cup will not be played in qatar. @
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worries about signs of weakness in the chinese economy
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sent stocks lower. that's a big drop. the dow lost 107 point. the s&p down. the nasdaq down. the iphone 6 is a record seller for apple, the company saying it's sold 10 million iphone 6 and iphone 6 pluses, which exceeded sales. the demand has been so high many customers will have to wait for up to four weeks for phones to be delivered. >> several people affected by the detroit instability will get their say in court. tens of thousands of people have been left with dry taps. bisi onile-ere is live for us, following the story from detroit. good to see you. this is a tough challenge for the city. can detroit afford to help those in need? >> well, i can tell you that the city has implemented a 10-point
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plan to help people that can't pay the bills, a system saying hey, if you have 10%, 30%, that you can offer to your bill, we'll take that. the judge heard from a number of residents describing what it is like to live out running water. the group behind the lawsuit, they want the judge to issue a moratorium on the shut offs much there were lawyers with the city saying the water department cannot function without collecting on its bills. >> it was scary and embarrassing. >> reporter: carol was one of the detroit residents telling her story to the city's federal bankruptcy judge. more than $1,000 and a year behind on her water bill, the city cut her service. that was in july. the 68-year-old told al jazeera what little money she has from a fixed income is consumed by health care costs. still, living without running
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water, her plea to the judge. >> to turn the water back on. you know, to have a heart. you know, they make us sound like, you know, we don't want to work or do anything, that we want to take a free ride. that is not true. >> reporter: bob and nine others are behind a lawsuit in the bankruptcy case, asking the judge to restore water and put an end to the controversial shut offs, calling the practice inhumane. on the city'sest to collect on the unpaid bills, it's estimated that 19,000 customers experienced shut offing. a single mother of four was one of them. she took the stand. >> they was creeping up the secret, literally turning stuff off. i watched. i feel like before they do this, you know, see if anyone is home to say if they have kids, give them time to help them to pay
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the bill, you know. they wasn't doing that at all. >> reporter: in the midst of the largest municipal bankruptcy in u.s. history the city has been criticized for its actions. members of the united nations weighed in, saying the policy is a violation of human rights. the negative attention forced the city to halt the shut offs and implement a plan to improve customer service, and provide assistance. city officials say restoring water comes at too great a price for detroit, and those that pay their bills. and cameras are not allowed inside federal court. when i was inside there were some residents that broke down in tears describing their situation. no decision made as of yet. the hearing will resume tomorrow morning. >> yes, it sounds like a different one. bisi onile-ere in detroit.
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thank you. an f.i.f.a. executive board member believes the 2022 world cup will not be held in qatar. theo says he thinks the middle east country will be stripped of the right to host the tournament, citing the health risk for players and fans in the extreme heat. a spokesman for soccer's governing body says that his comments are his personal opinion. iran is willing to help fight i.s.i.l., but wants flexibility on its nuclear programme in exchange. will the u.s. negotiate. we'll dig into that next. and new leads into a man charged with ambushing and gilling a pennsylvania state trooper.
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>> protestors are gathering... >> there's an air of tension right now... >> the crowd chanting for democracy... >> this is another significant development... >> we have an exclusive story tonight, and we go live... primetime news. >> welcome to al jazeera america. >> stories that impact the world, affect the nation and touch your life. >> i'm back. i'm not going anywhere this time. >> only on al jazeera america. talks to curb iran's nuclear
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programme are on the agenda at the united nations general assembly session happening this week in new york city. secretary of state john kerry met with iran's foreign minister on sunday. the state department saying they talked about ways to move tauges on iran's -- talks on iran's nuclear programme forward and confront the threat posed by i.s.i.l. jim walsh, a research associate at the m.i.t. securities project. good to see you, thank you for your time. >> good to see you, sir. >> we have a couple of things to dive in on. how closer the united states and mediators to getting a deal with iran on its nuclear programme? >> they are very, very close, and far away. there has been a laundry list of issues. different aspects of iran's programme, and they made good progress on a lot of hard topics. the air act, the underground facility. inspection, monitoring. all of that is better than
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expected in some regard. the nub, the thing that remains is the size and shape of the enrichment programme is going forward. that is where there is a gulf, and that's the more important thing. >> centrifuges. >> exactly. >> why is that the sticking poun here? >> well you know, some -- sticking point here? >> well you know, some say there's no reason for it to be a sticking point. the centrifuge allows you to produce material, you can use it to make nooek leer material for the reactor, or you can use it to make a bomb. iran says it wants to make nuclear power plants and fuel what they own. the question is how much, over what period of time. the u.s. is offering a low number of centrifuges. some said it's 1500, iran wants to start with 9,000 out of its 20,000, and move up over time.
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that is what they are bargaining over. >> so how big of an opportunity is available for the united states and iran this week, and will they seize this moment to announce a deal on the programme? >> it is a huge opportunity, an unprecedented opportunity in the 30 year history between current iran and the u.s. moreover, if they don't seize the opportunity, things don't go back to the way they were, they get worse. congress won't pose sanctions. iran poses up centrifuges it didn't use before, and everyone digs a hole. in 2005 iran had 164, 1-6-4 centrifuges, now they have 20,000. why? the talks collapsed. this is a big deal. they have until november. the clock is ticking. if they are unsuccessful, it
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will be an ugly situation. >> let me try something different here. iran is a key influencer in syria and iraq. is there possibly a quid pro quo taking shape. iran saying we'll help you with a more inclusive government in iraq, which is key to the strategy to defeat i.s.i.l., i.s.i.s., as outlined by the president a week and a half ago, if you give us something on centrifuges on the nuclear deal. is it something in the back channels is taking shape that may resemble that. >> there are unnamed rain initials quoted on that regard. that's not what i hear from the top of the iranian government. i don't think it is true. listen, iran and the u.s. both have a shared interest. it's not to iran's benefit if i.s.i.s. runs wild in iraq. so there's a common interest here. but we can't act on this common interest or the one in afghanistan until we get the nouk leer thing -- nuclear thing
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first. they kept it a nuclear only discussion. that's a good thing, to make it less, not more complicated. i think there's room for accord nation, but none of that will happen unless there's progress on nuclear, and that's the first and important step. >> i'm going to try one more from you - i'm stealing time from later in the show. the idea on turkey, we understand they have a complicated situation with sirria, there's a shared border and a refugee crisis. turkey is reluctant to join in with the coalition's matter on i.s.i.s. and i.s.i.l. explain that to us. isn't it in turkey's best interest to defeat yus christopher gibson. >> i think it is. part of the situation may have
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changed because they got the hostages back. i can understand if they are a little more reluctant. there are cross-cutting instruments. they hate bashar al-assad and syria. they are willing to support people, including extremists. on the other side of the coin here is the fact that if there's instability on the border, which there is, and the kurds are fighting. right. they are fighting i.s.i.l. that means there are kurds leaving turkey to join the fight. >> that's right. >> there's conflict on the border. lots of refugees, we set a record this book. that's a negative thing for turkey. it's balancing the two things. so far we have not seen big action on their part. it wouldn't be a magic wand, but it would be helpful to put more pressure on the flow of fighters across the border. >> jim walsh, a research associate at the m.i.t. studies programme, joining us from watertown, always a pleasure to talk to you. today's politics, 43 days
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until the midterm elections, and republicans are a bit more nervous about the prospects of widening their majority in the house of representatives. david shuster with more. >> we talk a lot about control of the u.s. senate. the house is on everyone's political radar thanks to polling and financial reports indicating this a republican wave may be off the table. house republicans lead by gail bowen are concern -- john bone are are concerned about -- john boehner are concerned about not retaining a lead, they have sustain out a loan. both parties are preparing for a last-minute spending blitz on competitive races. in new york, a republican michael graham is trying to hold onto his seats. democrats remind voters that he's under criminal indictment. >> congressman grim let staten island down. >> it's worse than embarrassing.
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>> i would think if you were innocent of the charges, he would have said that. >> now he wants the vote. >> in the battle for control of the u.s. senate, the national rifle association is on the air in georgia, leveraging what southerners feel towards new yorkiers, their disdain. >> in a new york city mansion, billionaire michael bloomberg sleeps safely, a team of armed guards protects him. he wants to take away your right to self-defence. he's pushing extreme gun control and michelle nunn will help him do it. michael bloomberg spends his own money to elect nunn, and nunn supports the michael bloomberg gun control agenda. >> did you notice the snore ag the the start af ad. here it is again. >> brutal sfuf by the audio -- stuff by the audio engineer. in the iowa race, where bruce is
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trying to keep the seat in democratic hands, a pack is attacking jody ernst over calls to privatize social security. >> every senior needs to watch this. >> i watched this. she said that. >> i have talked about privatizing social security as an option. >> that's good for wall street. >> it's not good for iowa. >> if those are her priorities, she's not someone seniors can trust. >> and the kentucky senate race, poll numbers indicate that alison grimes is gaining traction and mitch mcconnell represents everything wrong with washington and she is hammering that netheme in her attack add. >> he didn't show up for voting. he skipped a meeting on rural jobs, but toasted the chinese president for their great achievements.
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the rest of the time he created gridlock. >> in louisiana, the praise of the day is keg stand. mary landrieu campaigned at the louisiana state football game. there's a picture of her pregame with soror itty girls, and here is the photo after a guy in his mid 20s asked for help in the keg stand, where he was held upside down. landrieu gave him the nozzle of the keg. finally, drones, sheep, cars, woodchipers. thanks to a house rape, ostrich can be added to the list. >> at the hint of danger, he put his head in the sand, like a politician, like jerry canon. jerry canon said he was unaware of difficulties small businesses have. unaware. one in three businesses stopped hiring because of obama.
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jerry canaan supports in. michigan is struggling, he is unaware. >> why are we speaking softly. this is a political campaign. that is today's politics. good stuff. david shuster with us. let's get you caught up on other mus making headlines across -- making news across america. >> police in pennsylvania believe they are a step closer to finding the suspect in the murder of a state trooper. federal agents joined the hunt for eric frein, police believe they are pushing him further into the woods. he sa charged with ambushing a police car, killing one officer and wounding another. >> it is our conclusion that he is aimed totally at police officers because there were unarmed civilians in the exact location. during the course of the shooting, and he chose not o shoot at them. >> police say they are following
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a raining of leads. >> the personalities of a missing university student are making a plea for information. police say they want to talk to the man last seen with her. 18-year-old hannah gram vanished on september 13th in charlottesville. surveillance shows her near a count mall. she had gone to two parties the night before. then left alone. >> this is every parent's worse nightmare. i'm certain that everybody in this room, and those watching, nose that what happened to hannah could happen to their child. >> police issued warrants for jessie matthew, saying that he walked into a police station and asked for a lawyer, then eraddicly drove away from the precinct. in jacksonville florida jury election is under way in the retrial of a man charged with killing a teenager during an argument over loud music. michael dunn was convicted in
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february, but the jury was deadlocked on the murder charge. two years ago he fired a dozen shots into an s.u.v. full of teenagers outside a convenience more. a teenager was kill. >> a man exonerated for a crime he did not commit has died. wim lopes was ex-owner rate last year, he died on saturday from an asthma attack. his lawsuit against the city was set to start tomorrow. he was convicted of fatally shooting a drug dealer. wildfires threaten thousands of homes. a shift in the weather may be hindering the effort of the the blaze east of sacramento scorched more than 135 square miles. drought, drought, drought,
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climate, drought. oh. i'm putting those together. >> yes. >> see you later. hundreds of thousands of people - this was huge yesterday - protesting about climate change. this is the start of a week of demonstrations. plus, they made their money off oil. now the rocca fellas are taking their investment out of fossil fuels.
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hundreds of thousands marched through manhattan on sunday. this was huge. they were calling for action op climate change. the people's climate march took place two days before dozens of world leaders attend a climate change summit at the united nations. look at this. there were similar event in cities around the world, the march one of a series of climate-related events in new york. joining me is margaret cline, the founder of the advocacy group, the climate mobilization, participating in the demonstrations yesterday. good to see you, good to have you on the programme. how good was that yesterday. tell me about if from your perspe perspective. >> it was a wonderful feeling to have so many in one place who understood climate change, and demanding action. >> i botched up the title of your group. the advocacy group - the climate
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mobilization - tell me about your group, and what you want to do. >> correct, the climate mobilization is a social movement start-up that launched at the climate march. >> yes. >> our advocacy is the pledge to mobilize, a political platform and social movement strategy demanding a world war two scale intervention. >> excuse me, world war two scale intervasion. >> yes, we have withstood threats. acts of power affected our safety. we rose to the challenge. >> tell us about the pledge. you have a note there. good. >> this is the pledge. >> i don't know have time for all of them. give me the key once. >> it's a political platform and social movement. it says i call on the united states federal government to
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commence a world war two scale mobilization to fight climate change, and specifically reduce the united states net greenhouse gas emissions 100% by 2025. carbon neutral 2025. after that we need to continue moving greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, because we have gone too far. >> how many points are on the pledge, five. >> five political pledge on the platform, and three social movement points. >> social - the social movement part of it. what do you want done. i take the pledge, what do i do then? >> you are agreeing to three conditions - one, i will vote for candidates on the local state and national level who signed the pledge over those that haven't. >> put your vote where your pledging is. >> absolutely. i will vote climate over other issues, because it's the most important thing in the world. we face a threat to all of civilisation. >> that's high pesh alley, come
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on. >> i wish you were right. i wish the situation... >> give me parameters on the threat. that's an issue that your group is challenged with, making the message clear and unequivocal in the cities, the hamlets, towns all over the country. the threat of science change, scientists project what is happening. how much emissions will lead to the degrees of temperature rise. the truth is we are finding out as we go. this is never tested. we are partaking in a dangerous experiment. >> right. >> one thing we are seeing is that the climate system is sensitive. another thing we are seeing is civilisational systems are sensitive to climate disruption. so in parts of the world such as syria, you see droughts causing or fuelling... >> nasty drought in california. >> you got a wonderful moment
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here this week. those who believe fervently in what you believe in. you have a summit tomorrow. what do you expect to come out of that summit. where people are talking about this issue in front of world leaders. what do you expect? >> my expectations are not very high for the u.n. summit. >> why not? >> well, because history, looking for international agreement is not generally how we solve the biggest problems. >> what do you want to happen. someone has to make a big move, if not governments, who makes the move. individuals. >> every one of us. every one of us has to demand political action from the government. demand they fulfil a fundamental duty as leaders. >> great to see you. margaret is the founder of the advocacy group, climate mobilization. a pleasure to have you here. see you next year are or
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earlier. john d rockefeller made his riches from oil. his heirs are dropping their investment in fossil fuel. >> the rockefellers fund is around 50 organizations divesting from fossil fuels. it's a movement started on college campus, but they hope it will make a difference in the long run. >> nobody should profit from the rising temperatures, seas and human suffering caused by the burning of fossil fuels. >> reporter: archbishop desmond tutu sums up the argument of divest invest. it announced 180 institutions will dump $50 billion of shares in fossil fuel companies over the next five years. one of the groups is the rocker fella's brother fund, set up -- rockefellers brother fund set up by a relative. >> it shows that the momentum is
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growing. >> they will cut investment in tar sands. it began on college campuses. stanford announced it would drop stock in coal industries. others, like harvard, say they will not divest despite the pressure from students. those that support the movement agree actions will not have app immediate impact on the industry, but hope it will push politicians to do more. >> it's not a small niche group of people, but at large there's a draection. >> they hope the amounts of divestment will triple by the end of next year, when the world leaders meet in paris to try to reach an agreement on change christopher gibson. >> that's a solid announce: shock waves over the world when that was announced. appreciate it. >> muslims arn the world denouncing i.s.i.l. saying, "not in my name." the campaign has gone viral.
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that is next. >> we are in orbit in mars, guys. >> plus, after 400 million years, an n.a.s.a. spacecraft is now in the orbit of mars figuring out where the planets water went.
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mus lums around the world are denouncing i.s.i.l., saying the armed group does not in any way represent islam. >> a group of young british muslims started the campaign to send a message to the world that i.s.i.l. has nothing to do with their religion. take a look. >> they do not represent islam or muslim. >> it's totally un-islamic. >> they are killing innocent people. >> my religion has tolerance for women, you have no respect for
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women. >> and the hashtag has been used thousands of teems since the video came out with muslims all over the world posting images of themselves with the hashtag, "not in my mime." and dean writes: these muslims say islam is about peace, tolerance and compassion, and i.s.i.s. is the opposite. >> thank you. n.a.s.a. sent a rover to study the surface of mars, now they have a satellite in its orbit. jacob ward has more. >> reporter: mars is scary and desolate, stripped of life by the sun, which burnt away
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conditions needed for life. how desolate? that is what we have sep the maven satellite to find out. there's many complication, not the least the amount of time to get there, exposure to radiation. what is different about the mission is how close the spacecraft needs to come to the planet. it's unbelievable. it's like shooting an apple off someone's head, but from 442 miles or 700km away. a bullet would take over 700 days to get there, and it has to be in a perfect position. that is a shot. the whole thing will be delicate and dangerous. it's no joke. the entry point here is close, but the satellite will get a lot closer to the surface. at its lowest orbit it dips to 77 miles or 125km above the planet. if you stood on the surface, you'd see it go by clearly with your own eyes.
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we see sun light glinting off the space station, and that's three times as high as maven in the orbit. being that low is cool. it let's maven take a sniff of the gases and ions, directly sampling them. when it's at its furthest point. it will take big, beautiful, ultra violent images of the big ball. if it goes well, we'll walk away knowing what has happened to the upper atmosphere of mars, what the ravages of type and sun has done to it, and what happened to the water that scientists believed covered a huge portion of the surface. it's a lonely coast mission to a loeply place. it will give us an idea of what the universe might to do our own planet when we are ghosts here, billions of years away. >> jacob ward reporting from sansan
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