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>> on the next "talk to al jazeera", legendary tv host dick cavett. >> steve jobs said, "how does it feel to be dick cavett"? about the only question that's ever floored me, you know? >> "talk to al jazeera". only on al jazeera america. >> doubling troops in iraq. president obama authorises the military to send 1500 more troops to help in the fight against i.s.i.l. presidential pick - loreta lynch topped to be the next attorney-general and the mexican government says gang members admitted to killing dozens of students and
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disposing of their bodies. can you imagine waves of 50 feet high, and it is lashing the alaskan coastline. >> welcome to al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford. live from new york city. 1500 additional servicemen and women are preparing to go to iraq, doubling the u.s. presence. they are not intended as combat troops, and will be advising and training kurdish forces so they in turn can go inside i.s.i.l. why now? >> the president's announcement comes after advice from chuck hagel. a senior administration official says the u.s. has been studying the best way to attack i.s.i.l. the plan - to double the number of u.s. troops on the ground in iraq from 1400 to some 3,000. the pentagon stresses it's not a
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combat mission. it's set to train and advise the military in a fight against i.s.i.l. >> they reached a point where they need help and guyed arranges particularly in -- guidance, particularly in areas like anbar. >> reporter: some will provide high level guidance, others spread across 12 small camps. the americans will deploy until the end of the year. the training programme will last between six and seven months. >> the iraqi forces will fable a better defence of its interests. >> the president obama administration has two challenges, getting congress to improve the pentagon, $5 billion more to continue the war against i.s.i.l., and getting the legal approval to get u.s. forces in iraq. >> right now when we were in
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there, it was classified and it was not public. there was an announcement of additional troops and resources for training in iraq. >> this new group joins 1400 military personnel. authorised in september, to provide training. members of the group were the first wave in the u.s. from iraq. keep in mint at the height of the war, 170,000 troops in the country. >> as the troops are ready to head to iraq, the u.s. air strikes op target will continue. >> we'll continue to get live updates from the ground. >> also this morning president obama will introduce his choice to replace outgoing attorney general eric holder. loreta lynch will be the first african woman to hold the post.
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she's attorney for the eastern district of new york. she has two degrees, one from law school after nominating, the president will prepare for a trip to china, and leaves for a first trip to east asia. the stops will include myanmar. he'll attend the conference. and earlier, the secretary of state says the u.s. is permitted to open trade with the economy. >> our goal is to remove barriers to trade, so that businesses in all apec economies can grow and create jobs and compete with other companies and companies on an equal basis. >> the president and cary are expected to focus much of their time on trying to win agreement
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on a ttp and trans-pacific partnership. several senator are calling for a criminal investigation of the air bag company. tack arda now something was up and secretly investigated its air bags in 2004, and found signs of fatal defect, but did not report them. instead it got rid of the evidence. the company calls the article inaccurate another heart break in washington state, where a fourth teen shot in the high school shooting near seattle has decid decide. -- has died. >> andrew is the cousin of the shooter, who died of a self-inflicted wound. another cousin, the only survivor, was release the from the hospital the mexican government says several suspects confessed to the mass murder of the 43
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students. the family will not accept the news until they have scientific proof. >> the charred bones and teeth may be all that remans of the 43 students. they were kidnapped by the local police and turned over to a drug gang. the attorney-general plays the video in a chilling press conference on friday. >> i know the information obtained, the pain shared, statement and informations that we have point to a large number of people. in this taped confession members of the drug gang re-enact the killing. they show investigators how to line up the bodies, some were suffocated, others shot. >> the suspect said that they kill the survivor, and threw them in the trash, where they
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burnt them and took turns to make sure the fires burnt for hours. >> if the confessions are true, it could be one of the worse massacres in decades of innocent people at the hands of local politicians working together. >> northern territory peno nieto who has been criticized at home and abroad for the handling of the crisis, promised to punish those responsible. >> the government will do its best to clarify what happened. capturing the mastermind is not enough. we'll arrest everyone that participated in the crimes. >> hours after the attorney-general spoke, the parents of the student held their own press conference and refused to believe that their children were dead. >> translation: i know and trust in god that they are alive. they said many times they are dead. we have faith that they are
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alive. >> reporter: they are insisting on scientific proof, and that independent experts from argentina analyse the d.n.a. mexico's attorney-general said he sent the psalms to austry -- saxes to austria. it will be days, if not weeks before results can be given due to the poor nature of the material found. >> more than 70 people have been arrested in connection with those disappearances after the republican route, a potential blow to the president obama legislation. a key challenge to the affordable care act. more than 4 million americans receive subsidies, many in states to don't have an exchange. wording in the obama care restricts it to states that do
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employees of the department of veterans' affairs may be subject to disciplinary action, according to robert mcdonald. he was hired to fix the problems. mcdonald said some employees have been fired or demoted. there's more than 100 active cases four days after the senate race, it is finally settled. republican ed gillespie conceded to warner. the last few precincts went and gillespie lost by one percentage point. >> detroit is expected to emerge from bankruptcy in a few weeks. a judge on friday approved a restructuring plan, marking a new beginning for the financially strapped city. bisi onile-ere has the destoils. >> a federal judge approved a
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plan of adjustment bringing months of negotiations and court hearings to an end. >> this is a day we should celebrate and enjoy, and marks a day that means we have more work to be done. >> reporter: a staggering $18 billion in the read. $7 billion of the debt is obliterated, coming at a cost to pensioners and other cred doors of the thousands of civiliany retirees enduring a $4.5% cut to the pension, and 90% reduction in health care benefits. bond holders, such a sa carra reached to settlement but stands to lose hundreds of millions of dollars. an historic bankruptcy that igknighted anger and protests. concluding soon after many. what you saw was the best of us. best of detroiters, the best of
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americans. coming together through a difficult managed judicial progress to get a result for the benefits of the citizens of detroit, the region and the state. >> reporter: once the tart of a sell off, a deal was made. in a town to 9/11. detroit will invest $1.4 billion to improve essential city services. jug rowed's ruling brings a sense of optimism to some, put for others, disappointment. today's ruling smacks of injustice and democracy. what i saw in there was lawlessness. >> out of bankruptcy, mayor mike dougin has the power to lead. after decades of decline, state
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and city leaders admit there's a lot of work ahead. it will be at least a decade before detroit has complete autonomy. until then a financial review commission will oversee the offenses. >> typhoon will hit the south. when will we see the temperatures drop. there's a lot of things happening one after the ompt this is not immediately impacting our area, but it will set a series of event in place, leading to colder weather. the typhoon goes from a tropical system. it is very intense. pressure continues to drop. it's spinning up here. areas of low pressure. 927 millibars, lower than what sandy was. now the front is associated 2000, in relation to the transition, and the area of high
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winds increases. you are getting a large area with wind speeds that are hurricane forces. this is creating 50 foot waves over the islands, and set a series of events looking like this. warmer air in the western coast. there's a dip, and that is the colder air coming down, expected this coming weeks with highs into the teens. >> thank you so much. >> settling the conflict for now. the two sides in the south sudan ongoing war finally agreed to stop their fighting. >> i'm margo in the central philippines. we'll be visiting a year after the strongest storms hit this area and why women in saudi arabia may be on the brink of legally getting behind the wheel. stay tuned.
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south sudan's warring parties agree to a peace fire after two days of talk in ethiopia. the chief mediators say the parties are committed to stop fighting without condition. south sudan declared independence in 2011. fighting erupted i gape, leaving thousands dead and threatening the stability of the young country. a key u.s. ally in the fight against al qaeda has a new government. shia rebels will be part of the cabinet. it's in an attempt to pull the country out of the political crisis. houthis seized the city in september.
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we are joined this morning. being part of the cabinet was a key demand of the rebels, this very withdrawn from the capital? >> not yet. they are still here in the capital, manning checkpoints. in fact, they control all the capital - ministries, buildings and they are the ones who called the final shots. they have said basically that the moment there's a new inclusive government, they'd pull out. many suspect that after the huge military gains that they have made over the last few months, houthis will surrender, pull out and disarm. this is not - it may not be on their radar screen for the time being. >> i want to go back to something you said. you said that they call the final shots. earlier this week, the chief of central command said yemen could
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lose its standing. could the new government change that tide? >> it doesn't seem to be the case. for the americans, the fight against the arabian peninsula, seen by the american as an active offshoot of al qaeda, and pakistan, is you have to have a stable government. you have to have a trained military establishment that can lead the fight against al qaeda fighters in the southern part of the country where al qaeda is very active. the problem na you have now, the -- that you have now, the political divide is creating a sectarian divide. if the government collapses, the houthis will move ahead and expand south. the succession is for sunnis in the south.
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al qaeda will take advantage, expanding its reach. just to give you an idea of what is going on now in yemen, al qaeda leaders are reaching out to sunni tribesman and say you know what, if you don't force an alliance, you'll be occupied. it's your interest to side with us. that is what is happening. thousands of tribesmen are joining al qaeda in the fight against the houthis. >> thank you so much for joining us. in neighbouring saudi arabia, an unprecedented move for women's rights. the kings advisory council approved lifting a ban on women driving. it comes after years of protests by women. there are restrictions. they must be at least 30, and can't wear make-up and can only take the wheel in daylight hours putting their lives on the line, one year after haiyan.
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treading into the dangerous waters in the philippines in the wake of the typhoon every parent's nightmares. . >> the frightening ordeal to rescue here and apprehending her kidnapper. a surprising connection to where this all happened. stay tuned.
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look at that - marking a major milestone in germany. 25 years ago tomorrow that the berlin wall came down. germans cleared and the world watched as a hated symbol of oppression was destroyed. it was constructed to separate the west berlin from the communist controlled east germany welcome back to al jazeera america i'm morgan radford. this week, germany celebrates how far it's come since the coming down of the berlin wall. the border of light stretches 10 miles, and the full wall built in 1961 went on for 87 miles, circling west berlin. more than 100 were killed trying to cross it.
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the final portions were dismantled in 1991 rains flood italy. we turn to dave warren. what is in picture behind you? >> venice. >> venice under water. >> 7 inches of rain in three hours. you get flooding like this, a steady area of rain causing a lot of floods. flash flooding and road flooding. this is coming out of robe, around the airport. water up to the cars. a lot of rain coming down all at once. it was part of a weather pattern putting moisture over the same area. >> then we had a storm. we are watching it in the pacific. not as large is the storm in the mediterranean, pard cyclone, part storm. this is what it looks like. drifting north. it brings flooding rain to
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italy. >> it's quiet as far as the tropics go. area of thunder storms, a quiet area of weather. no tropical systems. we'll keep an eye on this. >> speaking of being under water, ceremonies marking a year since typhoon haiyan hit the philippines. hundreds marked to watch the moment the storms battered. the balloons released to honour 7,000 killed or missing. >> part one of after the storm, we have this report on the fishermen that have been forced into waters. >> haiyan survivor puts his life on the line. castillo lost all he had in the storm, the strongest ever on record. it only ever heads out to see.
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he says it's brought him little reward. >> the main thing we are fighting for is the dwindling supply of fish. nets are destroyed. >> hundreds of fishermen made the livelihood. now it's dangerous ground. the storm left tonnes of the hazardous waste to be cleared. under the waters, everything from petrol filled vehicles. residents say they are uncovered human remains. the fishermen and women say they have no other choice and headed away from shore. in small boots, ill-equipped for journeys. they end up venturing into the municipalities waters, angering the fishermen there. this woman nose too well the
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consequences of a fisherman gone so far. her family survived haiyan. her government was shot and killed by other fishermen. >> he never thought he would be in danger. >> boats are laying idol on the shore. a sign of how recovery efforts have been. thousands were donated to communities and aid agencies. the locals call them solar boats because they do little but sit in the sound. many were moved inland by the government, making it hard to earn a living. >> we have to teach them alternative source of life. being is driver, a tricycle driver, give them life skills. we are working on that.
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>> empty words for many of the fishing men and women, frustrated and angry, but say they'll keep trying to find ways to get back on their feet in our nest hour we talk to survivors of haiyan who you are struggling to recover. >> police in delaware are investigating an allegation against an n.a.s.c.a.r. driver. he was upset after a race in september, and smashed her head against the wall three times. bush's attorney denies the allegations, and a 2004 sprint cup champ is expected to race tomorrow. a 5-year-old girl is safe at home after her father chased down a kidnapper. a kidnapper snuck into the home and snatched the girl. the mother and ste father woke
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up to a strange noise, and that's when the mother called 911. the kidnapper dropped the little girl and police found them hiding in a neighbour's house. the neighbours were reminded of the elizabeth smart kidnapping. it was well-known for decades as an international fuel thief. the method to her madness is retold in the al jazeera documentary, the life and crimes of dora. >> she's so famous in the criminal world. her life story is about to become a movie starring halle berry. >> my methodology i of stealing took me over the world. >> she made a lifelong career in stealing. >> shy starts with a slight of
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hand. she gets several pieces, looks at them and say what happened to the six carat yellow diamond with few inclusions. it was right here. let me look, and then doris will find it no, here it is. oh, she's trustworthy. and then she has you. >> it was a challenge. the bigger the challenge. new york, milan, paris and rome, london - rodeo drive was it. i just went. he gave me $148,000, £92,000. the cartier of italy. 38,000 pounds total weight. zurich - $78. i went to japan. london, paris and italy.
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jewellery, i'd pull it off. >> sunday night at 9:00pm for al jazeera presents the life and crimes of doris. that will do it for this half hour, keep it here, i'm morgan radford, i'm back with you for the next hour of al jazeera america
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doubling the deployment. president obama sending hundreds more american troops to iraq. this is an iraqi television station, taking aim at i.s.i.l. in a different way. >> this is the mass grave. they must be here. i feel they are here somehow. >> remembering and rebuilding one year after the most powerful storm ever to make land fall. and the monumental restriction
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task and why former president george w. bush stopped by the dallas hospital at the center of the outbreak. >> there's a vortex. i just about had a coronary. there you have it, birds of a feather flocking to a factory. why a flock is smoking a chimney for a tree i'm morgan radford, welcome to "al jazeera america". thank you for joining us. america's military presence in iraq could double. these are not combat troops. the new contingent will train iraqis and kurds to fight i.s.i.l. on its own terms. ross, how much will the deployment cost. >> congress has to aapproach $1.5 billion, and a total of $5
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billion to continue the war against i.s.i.l. in the middle east. it's hopeful that it will pay back huge dividends. the plan is to push the total number of american servicemen and women to 3,000. the pentagon stresses this is not the combat mission. they are going on the offense now. what this is it designed to do is to continue to do that. improve the capability. some will be based at military camps. others at smaller camps. the training programme will last between 6-7 months. at the height of the iraq war, there's 170,000 troops. >> that's not close to the 3,000 in the coming month, daniel
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schweimler, thank you for joining us. >> the u.s. air strikes on i.s.i.l. continues. we go to the turkey-syria border to jam really. al. -- jamal. are the strikes helping the kurdish forces gain the upper hand against i.s.i.l.? >> if they are they are doing little in the sense that the battle for kobane continues over a month. it is a small town. and the fact that despite the air strikes and the peshmerga forces that have been helping, kobane - a large part is under i.s.i.l. control. if they are helping they are not bringing the results people expected. i.s.i.l. fighters would be defeated within days if not a couple of weeks, but the fact
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that it's gone on for that long means they are not yielding the results she wanted. >> we heard ross mention that the u.s. is preparing to spend hundreds of troops into iraq for training purposes. how is the iraqi government reacting to that announcement. we understand the iraqi government requested from washington to send in these troops, to train them. when i.s.i.l. came onto the scene in iraq, places like mosul, large cities, the way they took them over, the iraqi army retreated, essentially withdrew from the others. one of the approaches that baghdad is taking is trying to get string in for them. it is important to note that the way in which i.s.i.l. fights, it's a group that we don't know much about, it's in a
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conventional warfare. with the training that can come with the troops sent in, there's more intel that is required, and a lot more specific training as to the way in which the groups fight that will be needed before you see a turp in the tide -- turn in the tide against the group before i let you go, you mentioned movementsual -- mosul. the troops had been in baghdad, and other areas, but now they are moved into more dangerous areas. is iraq ready for that? >> that's a good question. since the american-led invasion, iraq has not really seen a time frame where it has been ready for anything. if you ask those reporting from there, or the politicians, whether it's the conflict or the
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sectarian divisions. the idea is to find a way where you have a government that is semistable and a situation that is semistable to combat the challenges. that is what the iraqi government, together with the u.s., is hoping to achieve. >> jamal on the turkish border - a pleasure to have you with us. i.s.i.l.'s war tactics spread beyond bombing and execution. it's using the media to spend propaganda. the extremist group is not the only ones using the air waves. >> reporter: this programme is for the liberation of the area from i.s.i.l. she is staking calls from those suffering under i.s.i.l.'s
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control. he used to broadcast. and now it broadcasts from a villa in erbil. the company's c.e.o. says the channel's mission is to spread the word that i.s.i.l. can be defeated. >> translation: our aim as a channel is to show that i.s.i.l. doesn't represent anything to do with islam. we are the voice of the vulnerable. it's not just i.s.i.l. that uses violent propaganda to spread its message. there was this video recently. it shows anti-i.s.i.l. militia, interrogating and shooting dead a captured i.s.i.l. fighter. >> we are delivering the messing of resistance, showing that it is legitimate. there's an argument as to whether we should show the
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videos, but we need to show whoever cooperaties with i.s.i.. will be punished. the broadcast location here is not known. we picked it up while parked in a refugee camp. the presenter invites people living under i.s.i.l. to phone in with every day problems, and he advises them on random matters, such as where to get drinking water. what i'm listening to is an i.s.i.l. radio show broadcast across northern iraq, and shows you the efforts that the organization is trying to make in terms of propaganda and reaching out to people in this area. >> i.s.i.l. uses video such as these to spread its message. this video is part of a film posted on the internet called flames of war. videos showing the beheading of
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journalists and aid workers spread fear about the group. harnessing that fear, and using it as a weapon of war through the media is not exclusively an i.s.i.l. tool. could this deployment lead to troops citing i.s.i.l. on the ground. it comes up in 10 minutes when we talk to retirement army major mike lyons. president obama introduces his pick to replace attorney general eric holder. loreta lynch will be the first african-american to hold the post if confirm. she has two degrees from harvard, caduting from law school. she is 55 years old. >> after nominating the president will prepare for a trip to china, and will be the first taller of the asia pacific region.
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it will include myanmar and australia. he'll attend the asian pacific economic conference. the u.s. is committed to open trade with key asian economies says secretary of state john kerry. >> our goal is to remove trade. so that businesses in all apec economies can grow and create jobs and compete on an equal basis. >> the president and kerrry are expected to focus time on winning agreement on the tpp or trans-pacific partnership. >> in asia, sombre ceremonies marking a year since typhoon haiyan slammed into the philippines. hundreds marched in the city to remember the people lost. hundreds of white balloons were released into the air in honour of 7,000 killed or missing in
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the storm. despite a year ago, survivors are struggling. we have more in part ii of after the storm. >> in this special section, a testament to grief. thousands of unidentified victims lay here. the names added by people who never found missing relatives. like lynette. who added the name of relatives. >> doesn't matter who was buried here. she needed closure. >> translation: this is the mass grave. they must be here. i feel they are here somehow. typhoon haiyan spread across the city. leaving tens of thousands dead. many of those that survived say
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they still live the nightmare, doing what they can to make life seem as normal as possible. >> 15,000 people are living in temporary shelters. many in tents like these, no running water or electricity. >> aid agencies and private organizations play a roll in efforts. the government is stretched and bogged down by the bureaucracy. the master plan that would have released funding was signed by the philippines president a month ago. >> without the sit. we have been rebuilding what was listed in the plan. using different sources of funds, including n.g.o.s, and our own funds and national agencies. >> reporter: this woman didn't sit around waiting for help.
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she replanted the farm with seeds from an aid agency. the new craps can be harvested faster -- crops can be harvested faster. >> translation: we persevered to rise and work again. we strove to survive. >> reporter: signs of progress are visible. no matter how fired and frustrated they are, people here are determined to rebuild their lives one piece at a time coming up later in the hour - we'll have more from the philippines on the tributes throughout the day in mexico city gang suspects admitted to the mass killings of 43 missing college students. mexico officials released video of the men re-enacting on how
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they disposed of the students. the kids were abducted by police and handed to the gangs. mexico's president is promising to punish those responsible. >> translation: the government will do its best to clarify what happened. capturing the master minds is not enough. we'll arrest everyone. >> for the families of the suspects, still skeptical. they want scientific proof. d.n.a. sent to austria. another heart break in washington state where a fourth teen shot in the high school shooting decide. andrew fryeburg had been fighting for his life. he is the cousin of the shooter jaylen fryeburg. another kuzin, the only survivor was released thursday. >> presbyterian hospital had a
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visitor. former president george w. bush met with the staff that was ground zero for ebola, and chatted with nurse amber vincent and praised the stap for getting through a difficult time. it was the last day of the 21 day monitoring period. the u.s. continues to train health care workers in liberia as the number of cases are declining. doctors without borders say the reduction is significant and one of the its treatment centers has no case. ebola is on the rise in guinea and sierra leone. nearly 5,000 have died in west africa alaska is hit by a monster storm, and the remnants of typhoon murray stretches 500 miles. it is expected to bring 50 foot waves between alaska and russia. the strongest storm to hit the
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region. when it's done. it will push bitter cold air to the lower 48. meteorologist dave warren is tracking the system. what can we expect to see. >> one thing will lead to another. they are dealing with it now. alaska is an impressive storm. it transitioned to a tropical storm, to a nontropical storm. this is what it looks like with the satellite picture. a powerful area, low pressure, more intense than sandy. the pressure is 9:27. we'll delay the number that came in. >> areas of fronts extending out from it. the area of damaging wind expands when something like this happens, when the storms transition. it's over the barring sea. here is the powerful wind bringing the waves and most likely damning winds to alaska. here is what it will do to the
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upper level winds, pushing them up into canada, and when you go well up into the coast to the urks it comes down east of the rockies, it's a weather pattern where you get the shots of arctic air coming in. that will be the case monday and cues. we are looking at high temperatures into the teens monday and tuesday, and the cold air spreading east wednesday and thursday. so much of the country dealing with an arctic blast. >> after the republican rout in the midterms, another blow to the president obama administration. a challenge to the obama care. it involves subsidies for people buying health insurance, more than 4 million americans receive them. many in states that don't have a health care exchange. wording in the affordable care act restricts subsidies to states that do
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more than 5,000 employees of the department of veterans' affairs may be subject to disciplinary action. he was hired to fix the problems leading to long wait times at hospital for veterans seeking health care. some employees have been fired or demoted and there are more than 100 active investigations, more than 40 of which promoting patient care president obama authorised 1500 more troops in iraq. we'll talk to major mike lyons about why the decision is coming. and the possibility of the troops doing battle with the fighters. >> we wait 15 years for the olive tree to bear fruit. when attacked we pull back 15 years. >> an unexpected casualty in the middle east. >> it was touted as a plan to save atlantic city.
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but seven months later chris christie's big idea has been grounded.
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. >> you're looking live at the besieged syrian border city of kobane. kurdish forces taking control of the city the number of u.s. troops in iraq will double. on friday president obama authorised the deployment of 1500 more troops bringing the forces to around 3,000. the white house insists the troops will not play a role, and will train and advise forces in the battle. major mike lyons is a retired army major, and a fellow at the truman projects. are we seeing mission creep? we had 300, and about to see 3,000. this tells me that they want u.s. troops down to the iraq security forces to do two things. number one giving confidence with the equipment, and more eyes on the ground. they want to get a lot closer and better targeting with the u.s. troops closer to the
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battlefield. you mentioned confidence more importantly than the eyes on the ground. do you think this is about training the iraqi military. do you believe that? >> it's confidence and difficult to train in a short time frame. you can't add water. this is going to take time and confidence with the weapons systems. >> the air cover. it will give the troops more confidence in regard to mission. time and confidence. what about size. how big should this force be, are we talking 15, 20,000. >> iraqi security forces haven't gotten any bigger. moving them down to the lower levels, they are more competent. there's reports of the shia militia coming from baghdad, moving into the sunni areas. >> what does that mean? >> it's a huge step. reconciliation is taking place, looks like they'll get along
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with the tribes. in the places that i.s.i.l. controls now. and if you get americans advisors in both of those kinds of units, you'll see combat multipliers, that is what the military is looking for. >> promising. it's a step up. not mission creep. it's more fire power capability on the ground to move the offensive. the military knows it will go on the offensive. >> speaking to what the military knows, let's hear what admiral kirby said. >> we'll have two centers outside baghdad and erbil to provide support. >> the senators will be supported by an appropriate array of force protection capabilities. >> these appropriate array of force protection capabilities - is that a fancy way of saying combat troops. >> it is combat troops that will
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protect assets and resources inside of baghdad. with $1.5 billion as the target numbers and contractors. they will not face off against i.s.i.l., that is not the primary objective. >> we have been talking about baghdad and erbil. we have talked about this many, many times. these are going directly into i.s.i.l. held areas. should we expect more casualties. >> it's a great question, and likely that that possibility increases. when they are going to be closer to the ground. it's a possibility that they'll see the potential. then what will the reaction be, will it cause us to change tactics or push the troops back. the president made that decision that this is important. american forces will be clearly in harm's way. >> mark lyons, joining us saturday morning. always a pleasure to have you here. >> protesting against israel on
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the streets this was the scene in jordan after friday prayers. the head of the country's branch of the muslim brotherhood is asking the government to scrap its peace treaty with israel, demands coming after clashes with israeli police and jerusalem. the the clashes led israel to issue a sweeping new order, and is calling for destruction of homes. there has been a ripple effect in the west bank. imtiaz tyab has more. >> it's a palestinian song of hope. sung in what are uncertain times. sammy and his family have been cultivating ol ifs. the industry supporting 80,000 families is suffering. yields have shrunk by a quarter,
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and frequent attacks, targetting palestinian farms are partially to blame. >> translation: we wait 15 years for the olive tree to bear fruit. >> reporter: according to u.n. figures, israeli settlers destroy 11,000 olive trees and saplings owned by palestinian farmers, cut by chainsaws, knocked over by bulldozers and set on fire. >> the students are offering to work for free, to help farmers recruit losses. it's part of a project. for many here, picking olives means more. >> helping the farmers can help. it pushes us to defend it. >> despite the challenges, the industry is modernizing. this fair trade olive oil bottling plant sells to the market.
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this is the owner and operator. he says his business has the capacity to bottle thousands of litres and it's been years since he had enough olives to do that. the forming challenges are regular access. and regular access to water resources. a combination of these challenges which are political challenges are stripping the palestinians of 60% of their capacity for the harvest. >> two-thirds of the occupied west bank is under full israeli control. the restrictions is hitting the farmers hard. so, too, the attacks by settlers. but that has not stopped sammy from singing his song of hope for a better future about 80,000 palestinian
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families rely on income from olive farming. one year since the strongest storm on record made land fall in the philippines, a look at the damage visible across the islands, and the massive reconstruction task that's being tackled today. >>: a frantic 911 call from a mother who woke up to find her daughter being abducted. the man that caught the suspect in the act and an unbelievable actions casting comparisons to an incident years ago. stay tuned.
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the man that caught the suspect good morning to you, welcome back to al jazeera america thank you for joining us this morning. i'm morgan radford, and these are the top stories. the number of u.s. troops in
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iraq will double on friday. president obama authorised the deployment of 1500 more troops, bringing the number of forces to around 3,000. the white house insists those troops will not play a combat role. this morning president obama introduces his choice for attorney-general, loreta lynch, the eastern attorney in new york. she would be the first african-american woman to hold the post philippines people release balloons to honour the 7,000 people missing or killed since typhoon haiyan. we have more. >> reporter: there's a lot that needs to be done in terms of infrastructure. a lot of the main roads are not open. you only have two main streets cutting through the main artery of the cities, slowing down
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transport of much-needed supplies more instruction to continue as it should. aside from that, areas with no electricity. 15,000 people are living in temporary shelters, many without running water or shelter. they are in tents that get very hot. when it rains, it often does. anyone in the tent gets drenched again. there's no early warning system to do with typhoons like haiyan, for example, something like this, as the local governor and the major say should be considered the new normal. they had sustained winds of 300km per hour. they expect to see more storms like that in the coming years. what can the people do to avoid them. basically there's no warning system in place. what happens is when the winds get strong and the rain hard, people evacuate the areas that are more elevated to feel safer.
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there's a lot to be done here, city officials rather hopeful saying it would take 3-6 years. many having to rebuild the city think it will take longer than that. >> meteorologist dave warren is here with a look at the forecast. what can we expect? >> quiet here compared to what we were tracking with the storm. i remember tracking the intense storm. it's quite across the atlantic. areas of thunder storms here, right over the caribbean, moving north. other than that, a quiet day across the atlantic. this is supertyphoon with an area of high pressure. as it sits over the barring sea, we'll see the colder air spilling down the rockies. you get the warm air in the pacific. and the cold air east of the rockies, that's the big story. this is monday, that cold air is
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pushing south. it will be an arctic blast with buildings of 24. slowly pushing south. there's a high of 13 degrees in billings montana. a big change in the weather. what was a typhoon in the pacific. the cold air spreading east. not much change in the weather patterns. sticking around for a few days, with highs into the teens. thank you. climate change and years of logging are forcing thousands of migrating birds out of the forest of the northern california, which is why many of the birds are finding shelter in strange faces. our science and technology correspondent has the story, jacob ward. >> reporter: humans are forcing big, bad changes on the lives of birds. the national autobahn society found climate change would
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imperil half of u.s. birds. already they are having to adapt to human encroachment in difficult and often impossible ways. the vauxs swift used to roost in hollowed out trunks of trees. they are hard to find after years of logging that the bird adapted a new habitat. one built by humans. this is a brickyard. it's a wholly place for birds. they come to watch a spectacle in the evening, in which the tiny birds fly in a huge mass into the chim nis behind me. we are here in the hopes of capturing it on camera. >> rusty discovered the place because he knew that the swifts liked industrial chim nis. >> i stopped by car, and walked up the road not expecting much, checking it out basically. there's a huge vortex of swifts
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in the sky circling the chimney, i just about had a coron airy. >> every morning for a month the birds pour out and return every knife. this group tries to count the thousands of swifts that roost, no one nose where they slept before, or where they'll sleep next. the next known site is downtown los angeles. there must be others. ultimately they'll go to central america. why have they chosen the chimneys. >> the search image in their mind is that of a red wood tree. it's red, hollow, and has qualities where the birds can cling. >> it's amazing to see the vortex of birds circling around the symbol of the very pollution and urbanization that has damaged bird populations, and here they are, clinging to the sides of this thing, to survive.
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while we stood there, thousands of birds converged into a hollow space. >> we are looking at the swarm of hundreds, thousands of birds. i don't know how it reads on camera, but it's amazing to look at. it's an amazing storm of birds stuffing itself into one chimney. they'll bundle up together, stay warm and cop serve energy to get rid of the next big push to los angeles. >> it's making the most of what it has, this bird is in danger. >> they are vulnerable. and these smoke stacks are vulnerable. in a state of decay. the particular stacks have been landmarked by the city of california. the way you preserve a landmarked smoke stack is to fill it with concrete. >> for a brief moment humans and the swifts find a balance. as it will for so many birds, that balance could soon be lost
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i want to take you back to another live look at the turkey-syria border where there's fighting in the besieged town of kobane. you can see there's smoke in the distance, rising above the buildings. we'll bring you the latest as it occurs. you can follow us online at, or at twitter at a.j.a.m. the mt authorised 1500 troops to iraq. we'll continue to keep you abreast as more information comes. >> worried virgin galactic passengers are asking for refunds. 24 passengers asked for their money pack, following the crash that killed michael alsbry, the pilot. they fear for their safety and this is the first time any of the 800 has pulled out. despite 10 years of delays for the first flight. >> chris christie called the
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united airline service to atlantic city important for the rebirth of the shore town. that service is now being stopped. the last flights to chicago and houston will be on december 3rdrd. the airport struggled for commercial traffic due to its closeness to philadelphia a federal judge approved detroit's bankruptcy plan, allowing it to shed $7 billion in debt. pensioners are getting a 4% cut. and for the future costs of living wages it's been six years since the financial crisis began. experts say the economy is getting better. many are struggling. al jazeera takes a closer look at the problems many americans face, trying to keep their homes. >> atlanta is rough for a family
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to own your home. atlanta now is becoming lease and rental. >> reporter: atlanta georgia is a city gutted by the foreclosure crisis. six years after the crash. many residents are at risk of losing their homes. since 2008, almost 5 million u.s. homes have been lost to foreclosure. now there are nearly 2 million more home owners on the brink. >> 18 years, over 18 years. you worked and poured your heart into where you live, to make the house a home, that your children have grown up in, your memories are here. what do we do? we fight. tammy was fighting to keep her home of nearly two decades when it was foreclosed on and sold to a new opener at auction. >> they don't want to hear
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nothing you have to say. they feel like you just in this position because you refuse to pay your mortgage. no, that's not the reason. she believes the foreclosure was illegal, but to prove it and win back her home is an uphill battle. when we met she was on the verge of eviction. >> the american dream is to own your own home and have something to leave for your children. i don't see it. >> you can see more of the report on fault lines. that's tonight at 7:00p.m. eastern, 4:00p.m. pacific. >> in utah, a 5-year-old girl is safe at home after her stepfather chased down a would-be kidnapper. he snuck into a home in salt lake city, and snatched the little girl. her mother and stepfather woke up to a strange noise. that's when the girl's stepfather chased after the
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kidnapper and her mother called 911. >>: the kidnap are dropped the little -- kidnapper dropped the little girl and he was hiding in a neighbour's house. it reminds the people of the area of the elizabeth sharp kidnapping years ago a federal judge struck down a state marriage ban on friday saying it violates the u.s. constitution guarantees of dual process and equal protection. he delayed the ruling, but one county officials released marriage licences, and gay couples will be able to get married starting next week. a federal appeals court denied a request to stop marriages 29-year-old brit nay maynard
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took here own life this week, opening the debate of assisted suicides. rob reynolds has the story. >> i hope to enjoy however many days i have left on in beautiful earth. >> reporter: before she died britney maynard's video explaining her decision was seen by 10 million people. in oregon, where the death with dignity act has been in effect since 1997, more than 750 people had the help of a doctor to die. pam wald's husband ben was one of them. emancipated by cancer. he told her in 2012, that he was ready to die. >> for me, it was my last gift of love for my husband. it was his choice. >> following guidelines, the couple consulted with
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physicians. >> he was sick. i went to his home, met him in his bedroom with his wife pam. he was compete ent, alert and knew what he wanted. oregon law wanted the terminally ill person to be competent. with a lethal dose of barr bit utes op hand, family and friends gathered. >> we sang songs, read poems. i gave it to ben. he sat on the edge of the bed, took the medication and laid down and his last words were thank you opponents of oregon's death with dignity act say it will lead to laws allowing people who are not terminally illegal to demand assisted suicide. and it degrates the values of
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the medical profession. >> i went into medicine to help people. the message of those that promote assisted suicide and youth jan asia is that doctors do a better job at killing you than taking care of you. >> another doctor disagrees. >> suicide is a permanent answer to a temporary problem. people that use death by dignity do not have a temporary problem. they have an end problem. they are about to die. >> reporter: pam speaks out on right to die laws, including one under consideration in the u.k.s. i want everyone to have a choice, and i hope britain passes the law. >> after britney maynard's death, tens of thousands commend on social media. most were sympathetic. her final personal choice played out in the most public of forums. dedication to healthy living
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or an invasion of privacy. honey well fining employees that refuse to take part in a wellness programme why a judge's decision could clear the way for other employers. we talk to wendy patrick cuba trying to export a resource - that is health care. a colourful display on the ground is about to be a spectacular show in the sky. stay tuned.
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massachusetts's health officials have given the go ahead for the first marijuana dispensary. the coveted licence went to patriot care corp in boston, and will be the only company to run three dispensaries in the state. 20 companies applied for a licence in massachusetts. nine were eliminated due to legitimacy concerns
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cuba has some of the best doctors in the entire world. hundreds of havana's health care workers are on the front lines of the ebola fight in liberia, and battling other diseases in other countries. cuba hopes the gestures of goodwill will revive the economy. >> this man says medical treatment in cuba was the best thing to happen in his laf. -- life. he is from angola and after an accident it left him with difficulty walking and unable to play football. the young real madrid is hoping to be up and running soon. he is one of many given care at the hospital. paid for by those that can afford it. free more those that can't. >> cuban medicine is national and international. taking our expertise abroad
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helps us. >> this man went to school with fidel castro, and is an architect of the health system. he treats patients across the island, attends to patients and opened hospitals across the middle east. the health industry treats all cubans, taking their expertise abroad. it's a 2-way process. they are hoping by opening up the economy, they'll be able to develop and enhance expertise like this. >> these are the doctor's inventions on display at the havana trade fair. medical services earn billions of dollars a year. the fair is designed to attract more foreign investment, and incrse t sale of expertise and equipment abroad. >> cuban medics work in more than 60 countries, that's more than 50,000. >> reporter: cuba boasts medical
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staff. medicines and equipment are in short display. infrastructure is crumbling. the u.s. trade embargo has been blamed. >> translation: we've had to look for markets abroad. we had to go far. it's not the same buying medicine in the u.s. for iran or china. >> reporter: when cuba set about revamping the health system, it was to treat those in need. it must sell to the world what it does best. this is one happy customer last month the former cuban president fidel castro ran an op ed calling on the u.s. and havana to work together on the ebola front speaking of health care, a minnesota judge rejected a plea by the eeoc to stop honey well
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to impose fines on workers who failed to participate in a wellness programme. surcharges of several thousands could be assessed. honey well was pleased with the decision. attorney and business lecture arer and ethics wendy joins us. thank you for being with us. give me a big picture. >> thank you for having me. >> any time. >> what benefit does honey well gain from these tests? >> this is survival of the fittest, say some of the employees. they understand that what the company gains is employees that are healthy and show up at work. employee health promotes corporate wealth. if people are not taking sick days, if they work longer and are productive, that benefits the company. >> the to counter that the company argues that it benefits
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employees. why wouldn't employees want to know how healthy they are, and steps they can take to enhance lifestyle practices and improve their wealth. >> let me jump in there. >> what is wrong with a person who is 5 foot 2, weighing 300 pounds and is the best person on the job. is it the company's place to comment on how he or she looks? >> that's a great point. the employee says if they work an a telemarker it wouldn't affect their ability to perform the job. but maybe they couldn't work as a surf life saver, air traffic controller, ability to move in small places. these tests are unrelated to the job duties. >> let's take a look at the graphic. 76% of the public thinks it's
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okay for employers to offer wellness program. 52% believe it's not appropriate for companies to require workers to pay premiums if they don't popt. in three-fourths of those believe it's toke have the programs, why shouldn't they be allowed to. >> it's the vocal minority. there's a small amount of people. it's a significant amount of people saying you are looking at privacy versus productivity. one of the most private areas of our lives are our medical records. what happens when we go to the doctor's office. you don't expect to come back for a doctor's visit and say "so what d the doctor say." it's awkward. the other thing that had employees fighting back is it's one thing to say we'll look at the cholesterol level and blood pressure. we don't want it to become a
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slippery slope. things that employees would be horrified to think they have to share with employees, and that don't relate to job duties. that's one of the biggest markets they are facing. >> $4,000, does the prime fit the punishment? >> that's the other argument. it's one thing to say the wellness programs are voluntary, which is what the companies are saying. if you were penalizing them financially, it's true that most employees were participating. the ones that decide not to should not be financially penalized to make that decision. the lawsuit simply - it's not an ultimate judgment on the merits, it's allowing the lawsuit to proceed and didn't, you know, put the cobb ash on the policy from the get-go. you are going to see down the line whether or not on the
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merits this practice of sanctioning employees for not participating is lawful. >> you mentioned the employees choosing to participate. what about the companies. in the last 90 days, the eoc has gone after several companies, why aren't the feds setting the guidelines. >> there are federal guidelines, one of the issues is whether the policy complies with the guyed line, that's a thing honey well argues, that they did. you can bet other companies are watching, to see the result of litigation. the reason is maybe they want to decide whether to impose a penalty. the bottom line is to get the employees to participate. are they fit for duty. or are they going be a liability, because either they'll miss too much work or won't be able to perform the job responsibilities that they have been hired to do attorney and business lecturer, wendy payget. it's our pledgeure to have you,
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thank you for waking up early a spectacular show of lights in seoul. it features thousands of lanterns handmade. among them south korean characters, the korean alphabet and letters. the festival runs until november 23rd tomorrow on al jazeera america, revisiting a moment that unified the world. 25 years after the fall of the berlin wall, we look back and forwards at the progress made. tomorrow on al jazeera, at 7:30am. nas it for us here in new york, i'm morgan radford, coming up in two minutes, more on the fight against i.s.i.l., as squirmishes heat up. this is a live look in kobane. remember, we'll see you back here tomorrow morning, 7:30 eastern time. have a great rest of the your day.
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