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own sun. the ability to navigate among these stars is invaluable to astronomers, but even to a casual observer it's pretty mind-blowing. thi america, live from new york city. with a look at today's top stories. breaking news, a shooting at a high school north of seattle washington, we will have the latest. in new york city, disease detectives are retracing steps to try to ease fears over ebola infection. some lawmakers say the new case has exposed flaws in the system. plus. >> on my way back to recovery, even as i reflect, on how many others have not been so fortunate.
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the first nurse infected is now virus free and headed home. >> and new details about aen man that killed a soldier investigators are closing in on a motive. >> ♪ . >> we begin with breaking news out of washington state. police say a student gunman is now dead after a shooting on a high school about 30 miles north of seattle. local media are reporting that two people have been airlifted to a hospital. allen, what is the latest. >> david, the latest is one dead, police believe that was the shooter, a student, reports are he was a freshman. also four injured, three of them critically, in fact, very critically. according to the doctor
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handling some of these cases at. another person not quite as seriously injured taken to a hospital. this all started about 10:40 local time, specific time in the calf fear yeah. it brought a mas.sive police response from mariesville and from surrounding jurisdictions. this is one of the biggest campuses physically in the state of washington, one of the biggest study bodies as well, so a lot of panic and concern, and those shots were heard. one witness with talking to a local television station who was at the next table saying he saw this young man pull a gun, fire four or five shots and saw three people fall from the table, he described it as if they were dead. now it's been a scening of chaos, things have calmed down a little bit. but not bloatly. >> i don't know where our officers are, they are clearing the building. we are confident there is only one shooter, but we
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do need to clear each building and make sure that's the case. >> and that search, room to room, is still going on on campus. there are about 2500 kids at that school, and we are told many of them are still hiding in place, sheltering in place in those classrooms. that student is dead, apparently from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, but no firm confirmation of that. for parents to come pick them up. >> allen, thank you. now to the first ebola patient, dr. craig spencer has tested positive for the virus, he is under quarantine right now. and is said to be in stable condition.
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he recently traveled in order to treat ebola patients. new york city mayor says the city is prepared for the virus. this is no cause for alarm. we have the finest public health system anywhere in the world. it is ready for extraordinary challenges. >> it is worth noting that dr. spencer is just one person in a city of 8 million people. officials say there is no reason for new yorkers to change their daily routine in any way. jonathan bets joined us now, and jonathan, what can you tell us about dr. spencers condition and the time of room he is being treated? yeah, david, craig spencer remains in isolation here. in a special room, he is in stable condition, and at this hour, medical detectives are spreading across the city trying to
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retrace his steps to see who he has been with with, and where he has been over the course of three days. today mayor bill debels sew again tried to calm nervous new yorkers. after the city's first ebola case. tweeter a photo of him on the subway, and insisting the city is prepared. we have the finest public health system, not only anywhere in the country, but anywhere in the world. >> dr. craig spencer remains in isolation at bellevue hospital. two friends and his fiance have also been quarantined. investigators now fanning out to clock his every move. they arrived in new york a week ago. although officials say he was mindful of contact with people, he still left hi apartment, traveled on the subway, ran the park, and went with bowling. on thursday he woke with a slight fiver and immediately notified authorities.
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>> i think it is instructive always to remember, that this is not a virus that is easily transmitted. doctors without borders gives staff hide lines on how to handle themselves after they return from work like this. but there have been questions about why he wasn't monitored more closely. friday the national institute of health suggests that may change. >> you will be hearing shortly after what the guidance will be. >> in harlem, spencer's part is now sealed and the mayor says new york is better prepared than dallas. >> in the last few weeks, the protocols have improved greatly. i have a lot of respect for our colleagues who are dealing with the crisis much earlier, and without as much information we benefit from. but it is an entirely situation when you are prepared. now the case again, concerns about people coming to the u.s. from west africa. the mayor says if anyone
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has been that that hot zone. it is in new york city, and feels sick, he is urging them not to go to the doctors office, but simply call 9-1-1. >> dr. spencer when he started feeling not well, still took the subway and went with to a bowling alley, do officials have any more information about people who may have been in close contact with him? right now officials are saying they are only monitoring four people that have been in contact with him, two others are friends, all three of those are in quarantine. the fourth person is a driver, but because the two did not physically touch, he is not in quarantine, and the mayor pointed out that people who ride the subway, who have been to that bowling alley don't need to worry, because he wasn't containingous until thursday morning when he was already self-quarantining himself. the virus can only live on surfaces for a couple of hours. >> jonathan, thank you for the update. as we with said,
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dr. craig spencer has been in the united states for about a week, he arrived at new york jfk airport on october the 17th. he visited a park, and started feeling sluggish. he went running at his apartment in brooklyn, and yesterday morning october 23rd, spencer developed a fever. al jazeera roxanne that retraced all the steps she joins us now live. roxanne that, what have we seen today. >> well, david, we started out about seven miles north of here. just outside of dr. spencer's apartment, and there we saw crews taking blue barrels out of a van, inside the apartment, up to the fifth floor where dr. spencer lived. they plan to collect his items and take them outside, and also to clean up the apartment so
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that it can can be used again, and then from there we hop on to the train, the subway, we took the same line that he would have taken to come down here to brooklyn to go bowling at this bowler right behind me. this alley is still closed. it has been closed since last night, the local officials talking to the other journalists say they say h want to clean out the place still. they are also stressing that anybody who may have come into contact, or passed by him on that day, would have gotten the virus. david. >> despite those assurances from officials the people allock the rout, both in his neighborhood, one hundred thirty-fifth street, where you are, are any of those folks worried? well, we have been talking to a lot of people along this whole path.
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saying you can only get ebola by having direct contact, by touching that person's bodily fluids and it seems like a lot of people we with have been talking to are aware of that, however, still on the train down here, a couple of people said, even though we know -- probably we weren't exposed we still don't want with to touch the poles and we are using hand sanitizer. i also talked to a couple of doctors up in harlem, and this is what they had to say. >> i am not scared at all. >> i don't like the panic thing. i feel like we are going to be okay, that's what the logical part, the other side of me is naturally just afraid that ebola is so close. two have also been talking to residents. he says he comes here every wednesday night, he
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says he isn't too concerned that he would have been exposed. david. >> a texas nurse, who contracted ebola while treating a liberia man who died has been declared free of the virus. he was released from the national institute of health in maryland today, afterward she went to washington to meet with president obama. what they are trying to do by having the president and her interact? >> yeah, it was a moment, and they say a picture is worth 1,000 words. the president in the oval office, with nina of course minutes before that she was released from the national institute of health. she had been about a week there, after being transferred from dallas. of course, she contracted the disease because she was one of the front line
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nurses treating thomas duncan. she was released the next stop again, let's show that picture one with more time, embracing president obama in the oval office, a clear message the white house is sending trying to calm public anxiety, if the president can hug this victim, where he works every day, then there is no reason for widespread public anxiety. nina spoke at nih just after being released and she thanks all of those that play add part in her recovery. >> i am so grateful for everyone involved in my care. from the moment i became ill, and was admitted to the hospital, up to today, being discharged from the clinical research center. i would like to thank dr. brent bradley for
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donating his plasma to me. >> what has become a monothat among public health officials. you can only get it through contact, as we heard her report with bodily fluids from an impacted person, infected person, i should say. nina was a front line health worker the risk to everyone us is almost minuscule. >> the same day as another congressional hearing on the obama administration response, anything new come out of today's hearing. >> the indication of what kind of political traction the president's opponents think they can get here, congress has been out for weeks, they are out for weeks more until after the election, but they came back for this special hearing today, again, calls for a travel ban, called for the administration has reject add new wrinkle today. many want in the wake of the dr. spencer case 21 day quarantine period for anyone coming back from west africa, whether it is a medical worker,
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personnel, aid worker or who have you. here is one exchange today from that hearing. can self-quarantine didn't work. it didn't work for dr. spencer, and he is one of the great people -- he went to go help save people's lives and he is an emergency room physician. so that's the concern. >> the white house has reject ised all calls for a quarantine, and a travel ban, and even went so far today, said they are trying to provoke public anxiety. david. >> al jazeera, at the white house, thank you as always. several other people have been treated for ebola, amber vincent is the only other person still hospital id. she is at emery hospital in atlanta, officials say the virus is no longer in her blood. freelance photographer is ebola free, and that came in providence rhode island after catching the virus while working in
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liberia, and an anonymous patient was released monday from emery university hospital after being declared virus free. here is what you need to know about the global impact. along with new york, we with have now seen cases in georgia, and maryland, ebola cases have also popped up in spain, france, and germany, the epicenter of the outbreak remains guinea, liberia, and zero year rah leyon. there is one new case in mali, where a two-year-old girl has been infected. an unrelated ebola outbreak has led to 66 cases with 49 deaths. the numbers are the late nest the world health organization. we are starting to learn more in canada, investigators say the suspect who killed a
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soldier at the national war memorial acting alone, and while the detectives try to piece together a motive, they believe he may have been radicalized. this is the suspect, carrying the weapon, running through -- enough to where three are. >> moments after he shot and killed army corporate, the surveillance video shows the gunman hijacking a car, before he stormed parliament armed with a rifle, ink side the gunman and security, exchanged a barrage of bullets. >> but sergeant of arms seen here moments after the attack with gun in hand who is credited with shooting the suspect dead. thursday morning vickers returned to his normal
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duties where he received a heros welcome. former royal canadian mounted policeman visibly moved by the standing ovation. later in the session, canadian prime minister said the country would not be intimidated by terrorist attacks. >> as for the business of government, well, here we are, in our seats, in our chamber, in the very heart of our democracy. >> canadian police now believe the shooter acted alone. that say he had no connection to the deadly hit and run assault, and had no link to terror groups. but he apparently did share some extremist views. gi 93 other people who pose a risk to national security. he vealed he had plans to travel to syria, those plans however, disrupted
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by a delay in processing the passport, something may contribute to today's deadly attack. i think the passport figures into his motives, but i think it is central to what was driving him, but clearly, it is linked toes are rationalization. >> al jazeera, ottawa. a haw moon rights group has now condemned the response to the protest that followed michael browns death. that detailed several incidences of officers using excessive force or otherwise overstepping their authority. the report says it violated international standards for handling demonstrations and should be investigated. the united states and coalition partners launched 18 air strikes today. that isil used chlorine
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gas against police officers last month. meanwhile hundreds of fighters plan to travel to syria next week that will help fighters defend a town. roadside bombs have been challenged for iraqi soldiers. of a bomb disposal clearing the way for an offensive against isil. >> a controlled explosion is still quite a then to witness. roadside bombs and booby traps killed too many people. nowhere is that more obvious than here. to retake the city from the islamic state and the lavon continues. with bomb disposal units stretched, they are taken matters into their own hands and are coming up with creative solutions. one of the tactics is so shell empty villages in order to explode any hidden guys.
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>> the process of clearing the main highway from these roadside bombs is on going. we aim fortous clear the main highway, and then clear the nearby villages. from land mines and other explosives, by this mechanism, we guarantee the safety of all units and also the enemy no chance to hold that supply line, any more. as we clear it inch by inch. and it can sometimes be inch by inch, as they move toward isil positions. >> the battle for the province has been centered around the town now the south of that is fighting in the north, towards beijing, and another section of the army is fighting. beijing is home to one of iraq's largest oil refineries and that's in control part by by isil, and partly by the army, as they inch toward their fighter group, they want to challenge the army, this is designed by the army to try to cut them
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in half, and allow them to disrupt the supply lines. to to bomb squads this just one more day in the front ladies and gentlemens and this is one with that has proved to be crucial in a battle against isil. but isil fighters are nothing if not resourceful. leaving these men with no choice but to be ever watchful. al jazeera, baghdad. >> the islamic state secret weapon isn't much of a secret, it is money. but the source of the cash is much less clear. saudi arabia is expected to be one of the cubs funding the fighters. as well as other groups that have been marked as terrorist organizations. the saudis, consider themselves to be the guardians of islams holiest places. to that end, many clerics have encouraged citizens to financially support sunni islamic militants throughout the middle east.
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they do that, but the unofficial consent of the saudi government, but critics say that by granted the clerics so much latitude, they may, in fact, have gotten themselves in trouble. the more extreme even side the country, so they run freely from they also have control of the education system, -- and they have global presence through many of the embassies. >> and that global presence has kept the money flowing. the u.s. department of treasury said this past march, that sympathetic private saudi donors have been channeling money to islamic terrorist organizations throughout the middle east and beyond. but earlier on in the conflict, many experts grow that private money was used to fund the now notorious islamic state of iraq and the levant. or isil.
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it is very likely that they have funded isil in the past. >> the private saudi support for external terror financing may now be coming back to haunt the saudis. in may, the saudis announced that they had uncovered a plot to kill government officials and attack national and foreign interests in the country. in response, the saudi government began a campaign to stop it's own citizens from backing islamic terrorist organizations especially those in syria. criminalizing support for many groups including isil. in september, saudi arabia joined the u.s. led coalition against isil. in air strikes led by the united states, saudi jets struck isil targets within with syria, significantly, onboard one of those jets was a
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member of the royal family. >> it may be the clearest message yet to it's own citizens that the saudis are serious about confronting the threat of islamic terrorism. ali velshi, al jazeera. >> ahead, marking 300 days our al jazeera colleagues have been held behind bars in egypt. for doing their jobs. program
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today marks 300 days since al jazeera journalist were arrested on false charges in egypt. lit be another two months until an egyptian appeals court will evaluate their case. al jazeera continues to reject their charges and demand their release. ny three colleagues have now been in prison in egypt for 300 days. but it's another twoen mos until their case will be heard. whether the process of their arrest with with the right documents will face one of those arrests and whether the actual trial was carried out in the proper way now, that trial would be irregularities that we witnessed.
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but this is an egyptian court, we are hoping those irregularlies will be spotted, and their case will be sent to a proper retrial. meanwhile, in egypt, the president aciesy says he wouldn't have allowed the case to have gone to a trial, he would have deported the three right at the beginning of last year, but he says he can't pardon them, that is up to the legal system in egypt to decide whether their case should go to appeal. of course that is recognized as being no way independent, from the political system inside egypt. >> sue tourton in doha. wall street ended the week on a high note, thanks to good earnings news. the s&p 500 was up about 14 and the nasdaq gained about 31 with points. has reportedly settled a class action lawsuit
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filed by a group of former interns. we are following breaking news, and this is a live picture, there's new information coming in on a school shooting in washington state, we will have a live update, next. plus, the midterm elections are just over one week away, and voter unease can be a major factor. highway things like ebola and isil will effect races across the country that's ahead.
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this is about 30 milese. north of seattle, a
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school shooting happened there earlier today, police now say that two students are dead. including the gunman. quite a scene there. and process everything that happened today. more now from seattle, what's the latest. >> that's the latest from police. two dead now, the shooter as you mentioned, but we understand was a freshman, a very young man. the other victim in this case described simply as decreased, we with don't know whether young, or old, student, or staff. male or female, at this point. we haven't gotten update on the four people who have been hospitalized, beyond the fact that one of them is still being assessed at a hospital here in seattle. less seriously injured of the four who are taken for treatment. the other dre described as very critical at this point, and there was an initial response a
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lock down of the school. people sheltering in place, we are now told that the search the room by room building by building search of the school is complete, it is over, all the students are accounted for, and it has been moved out to an area where they can reconnect with their parents police do they say will be going back, though, checking all thele chews again, just all the buildings again, to make sure they didn't miss anything, and miss any evidence that may help them moving forward. it all started about 10:40 local time, in the student cafeteria, where we understand the first shift of lunch would have been taking place. two dead at this point, and we won't know much more about the folks that are critically injuries until those surgical procedures are over. and then we expect to hear more from the hospital. >> and allen, we are looking at the correction on my end, a picture of a church there. where a lot of the students and parents are told to sort of go and
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reunite. a question for you, has there been any more information that has come out from the students and all the interviews they have given today, and all the counsel what happened about anything more about the suspected shooter and what hi motive might have been? he had troubles recently, may have got upon a fight with someone, may have had issues with a girlfriend. in the last couple of days we have no idea, of course, whether those things contributed to the actions today. but that has been reported from different sources the last couple of days have been a little shaky. again, very young, a freshman, described as being on the football team, and described as being very popular, very upbeat. the students the
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eyewitnesses who were interviewed say that they saw him stand up in the lunchroom, pull what they described as a small pistol, and fire at least five shots. one witness saying three people fell away from that lunch table, as if they had been shot dead. very difficult time. indeed, allen reporting live from seattle, allen, thank you. now to today's power politics the midterm elections are a little more than a week away, one of the top issues on the minds of some voters is ebola. particularly fears that the administration may have been a little bit slow, there could be a outbreak here in the united states, also fears on the other side about whether funding cuts may have contributed to the nation's lack of preparedness. some of this came out today during another hearing on capitol hill. >> i understand we don't want to panic people, but we also don't need happy talk in terms of what we are dealing with.
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and maybe it is just me, but lately when a government agency comes before this committee, especially, and tells me there's nothing to worry about, and we have this, that's when i start to worry. anxieties is not driven just by boal la. about a host of issues that can play. michael joins us now, let's talk about the overall anxiety, whether it's about the shrinking middle class. whether it's about ebola, there seems to be a lack of confidence in government institutions how does that impact the midterm? >> it imability fabs the midterms in an interesting way this time, because as you have heard the representative talking, it's coming from democrats. it is coming from democrats against the president. generally, it is the president who the opposing party in a midterm holds responsible for every little thing that is wrong in the
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countrien p was now you have democrats talking about it as well. earlier you heard from a report that, in fact, that the doctor in new york who contracted ebola, was in an uber. and they are not even quarantining the driving because it cannot be -- there's no contact. but you still have washington, you still have can dates talking about the fear of ebola. it also seems like this suspicion of government is seeping down into the state level. how they are in danger of losing their races in another week, that would be a record in terms of the numbers, i think it is like 1960 hasn't seen that many lose their job, what is that all about. >> well, i mean, here is
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the thing, a lot of these came in in 2010, a lot of them came in on the wave of tea party response to president obama winning two years previously. this is the first time they are up, and a lot of them haven't done as well as promised. and certainly by cutting spending they have a lot of people in though states. particularly government workers and union workers. so it is really their idea is coming home to roost, and that's a big problem for the republican governors. why they are going to point the day after election day, they are going to say well, we with did very well in the state houses. of course, lit sound -- if they lose the senate, it will sound like putting their best face forward. but iodous make a difference. >> as you know, the national stage, one of the great characters and figures of the last many decades. he was rfk's announced
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his death in 1968, you were friends with him, friends with with the family, i wonder if you can share a couple of thoughts on your mind as you think back on frank's legacy and his impact on our political system? >> yeah, frank was sort of a giant swath to american politics. and media in hi 90 years. it was like you said, lucky enough to have known him. he was also a very funny guy. one anecdote i loved of his, when he was working -- john conley left his position as a democrat serving in richard nixon's administration. to start democrats for nixon. and you know, -- later on he then changed parties went from being a democrat to a republican, even ran against ronald ragan in the 1980 primaries. frank was asked what he thought of john conley leaving the democratic party for the republicans and he said it increases
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the intellectual value of both tar pis, which was pure frank. probably thought out a little bit, but probably scored away and saved as well with. he had a keep insight into what was going on, a crazy optimism, i have said it before, but i think that frank thinks that duke cacurse still has a chance, but he was able to oversee some pretty incredible moments in our history. not the least of which was serving as rfk's president. >> he was a very witty guy. well, you know, that was -- there's another instance where his wit and his spark, before we even knew what the wordsnark was, this was frank. he was representing did p.r., he was doing pr for jfk, the film, his association with the kennedys, and they have a list and an understanding outside, and robert who was a real critic of the
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movie of oliver stone came up to the red carpet to get into the screening, and frank said no, you can't come in, you are not on the list, of course he had said terrible things about the film, he said frank, i thought you were smarting than that, and frank said wrong again, bob. and that's was sort of the kind of interplay he had. he had a good time with what he did. he loves politics and the way that john madden loves football. he was very very smart. >> michael shore again. michael, thank you for sharing. more stories making news around america. >> david, two new york city police officers remain in the hospital after an attack by a man wielding a hatchet. a surveillance camera caught the moments before yesterday's assault, the man struck one officer in the head, and a second one in the arm. the suspect was with then shot and killed by two other police officers.
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police say they don't know what prompted the attack. in texas a seemingly unwanted child is now the subject of a custody dispute. when a two-month-old baby was with left inside a post office lobby, a day later two people showed up to claim the baby, one said she was the little boys mother, the other said he was the father, the judge said the child will remain in state custody until his family situation is sorted out. seven people were injured in northern california after a 56-year-old woman accidentally accelerated her car, plowing it into a restaurant, police say two of the people hurt have serious injuries. they say alcohol was with not a factor. a hazing scandal has ended the football season for a highway school in pennsylvania, central bucks west high canceled the rest of it's gaming pending an investigation, according to reports new players were sunted to physical and sexual abuse at the hands of their teammates. one with student at the high school says the
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allegations are not new. that's been a tradition for a while, bad choices, but i don't think they are bad people. >> the entire coaching staff had been suspended for failing to properly supervisor the team earlier this month similar allegations led to the acred in energy. and in long view washington. a security camera caught the moment a tornado destroyed parts of a store. the tornado ripped the roof of a neighboring building and hurled it into the front wind with doe. the twister touched down in two places in a three-mile stretch of the city thursday, no injuries were reported. crazy. >> a paris museum dedicated to pablo picasso will reopen tomorrow. it comes after renovation that took three years longer than planned. as al jazeera reports it
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is a sign of a wider recovery. >> pablo picasso is perhaps the most recognizable of the 20th century. during his life, he horded his own work, and by the time of his death, his personal collection numbered more than 70,000. gaiting back to his earliest years. but imagining the collection has proved as challenging as the artist himself. the renovation of the museum has taken five turbulent years and cost nearly $30 million more than originally budgeted. the problems culminated in the president, who is later retired as the collections curator. i shut this museum should be alive, it should be a
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place where people are happy, and that's my main task during the next five years. the reweaponning of the museum has seen a symptomatic of a wider resurgence. >> in the same way that pablo managed to amas. a huge collection of his own private works, so paris is art collector intended to own behind closed doors. the times are changing new open -the city, and with it new excitement in the paris architect. >> 100 years ago, artist flockens to paris, now the buzz is returning. another flag ship project, in the french capitol this autumn, with the foundations daring new frank design museum the french billionaire. the paris scene recently
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overshadowed by places like new york, los angeles, tokyo, and the middle east, is once again excited. you have it here. and it shows the commitment, and not only shows -- but also what they are doing, and as the galleries search for new talent, the biggest beneficiaries could be the artist themselves al jazeera, paris. >> coming up next, with our techno team, how studying birds may be delivery by drone, closer to reality.
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separate fist the east have other plans. reports from donetsk. it is the second time hospitalized since july. his unit was deployed to the next airport where fighting is on going despite a cease fire agreement. >> they did not expect a
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cease fire. they took us by surprise. we are an army so the other side doesn't. >> many soldiers are taking to the eastern city for treatment. majority here are speakers but it is gearing up for the parliamentary. or new russia. >> there are no battles but the impact of the war is being felt. most of them died here in the next region, all of this damage happened after the cease fire. now the pro russian separatist leadership says it considers the agreement all but dead. the ukrainian government of randomly shelling the city, even though evidence on the ground suggests that both sides have violated the cease fire can you hear that?
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it's the shelling. they say they are protecting us. they fire and go, now we with are waiting for the ukrainian army to retaliate, our homes can be destroyed any time. winter is here, will's little electricity and no heat. many rely on food handouts. they have been waiting for hours. i have two kids, i am here by myself, it's been four months i don't get my pension, all i have is some soup and stale bread. >> but there are not enough rackses for everyone here. for some, the despair is too much to take. separatist leaders now
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vow to retake from the ukrainian army. by force, if needed. and whole ukrainians are set to vote for a new parliament, the prospects of some peace are quickly fading away. >> al jazeera, donetsk in eastern you crane it has before 300 days since peter guess they, mohamed tammy, were arrested on false charges in egypt. outlets around the world wanted to release them immediately. maria is back with that. >> je, journalists worldwide are using the #free a.j. staff, and the families of the detained journalists have also been very active the campaign, sending out messages like this one. 300 days in a cairo prison, shared to demand justice. and this one "mohamed saying we are not just journalists we are men too, my patience is now at an end." his wife spoke to al
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jazeera about her visit to see her husband in jail. she had to wait in long lines and go through numerous security checks. she takes her three children with her. >> our journey starts from 8:00 in the morning and we come back at five in the evening. although the visitation is only 30 minutes. during the visitation, we are surrounded by gashed evers. we with do not even have the liberty to talk. fellow journalists have been in prison for more than one year, so no valid charges or crime. i call for swift procedures and their unconditional release, meanwhile, i will remain patient, as release is looming large. we are sparing no efforts in terms of legal procedures or rallying popular support. >> alex thompson tweeted out this picture, image
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with himself with tape over his mouth. she says took this to protest the 100 spent in a. today is the 300th, you also have facebook pages, and also a changed petition for their release. all right, mariah, thank you. the swedish navy has now called off week long search for suspected underwater activity. officials say foreign watercraft is detected more than 200 naval and am fizz yob troops smaller than submarines and somehow able to navigate shallow waters. and next our techno team shows up house studying a bird named radiomay be the key.
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hello, i am ray very swarez, but the 28 member countries agree to drastically cut their greenhouse gas emissions in the next 15 years. but if reaching agreement was hard, it will be even harder in practice, and will change lives in extraordinary ways. we look at how and ask with we can do it here at the top of the hour
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major online companies but making a drone small enough to be cost effective and stay in the sky, is proving difficult. techno visited levelers at stanford university who are getting help from a bird named row. trained parrot. >> would you like to hold her. >> absolutely. >> they are one of the smallest in the world. and they are extremely smart also. >> eric has trained rue and other birds to fly from perch to perch, and
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through. >> when he gets to the other side. >> initially i started with this, because i wanted him to get comfortable, and once i see that he gets comfortable, i include steps. >> but in order to protect the birds he had to design tiny goggles for them. >> the goggling i made -- >> the tiny it brings a whole another element to the aviator glasses. these are fantastic. >> of course the ultimate goal isn't designing do you know eye wear, it is to build better drones by studying the micro movements of bird flight. a prototype designed by another grad student, takes inspiration. they just rotate about this, this is like -- >> yeah, this is the rest. the wings can flap.
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and then there is they want to do drone delivery, right, you have to navigate the city, and we don't want drones to rain out of the skies. what we are trying to accomplish, building or a branch, that it doesn't collapse and damage. >> birds can alter the shape of their wings in a fraction of a second. and recover mid flight. >> these are what we just captures. >> yes. playing back at 1:20th. so here -- and it comes in and hits the wing, and the wing moves out of the way, now the obstacle is gone. >> they are completely falling back into a -- into this. >> at this lab, each study contributes to build the drone that mick ims the best aspect of bird flight. >> joining us for more,
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is techno what a great assignment, i have to ask you about the goggles, how long did it take that research tore come up with those things? many hours he confessed to me himself, and it was really important to get the best fit, because the lasers are dangerous. so in the same way he protects our eyes because he flied through lasers. so those goggle redirect examination threed. printed with a lot of love and care. >> i can imagine. and they also look great, why are they working with birds out of stanford. >> they have specific flight characteristics that eye deal for miniature drones. humming birds can hover in the air, and stay set in position for a while. and that's perfect for a drone carrying a camera.
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again, perfect for donees. >> and the physiology, are they find it is difficult or easy to replicate that. as far as technology you want to build in the drones. >> i think the difficulty is the scale. they are so signny, they have to be looked very closely at. using slow motion cameras, you have to capture what the wing movement is doing. so that's the difficulty. >> how common is it for researchers to lock to nature. >> it is quite common. what i found most inspiring about going to stanford was with the fact there's kind of cross poll in addition, that scientists
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interests. so whyologists are talking to mechanical engineers and that's pretty uncommon. the amount of knowledge and scientific advancement that happens as a result of that, is pioneering. >> and it is called bio mimicry. was it fun just being there? on the scale of one to 10, how great was this. >> it was pretty much an 11. all we ever see is coggings and machines and kind of inadamant abouts. and there we were with looking to nature. it is relatively inspiring, and it was so cute to work with these birds. >> ink deed. terrific stuff, you can see more tomorrow on techno. at 7:30 p.m., right here at al jazeera thank you to our entire team, we appreciate it, inside story is next. news updates from around
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