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and that is our show for today. i am david shuster on behalf of all of us at pow"power politics," thanks for watching. >> back on u.s. soil - two americans feed by north korea return home after spending months in captivity. >> thank you for supporting me, lifting me up, and not forgetting me or the people much north korea president obama steps off to apec, and the focus - strengthening ties with asia
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those are angry spectators, upset over the disappearance of dozens of students in mexico remembering the fall of the berlin wall. as the world marks 25 years since a divided germany was reunited. good morning, thank you four joining us on "al jazeera america". i'm morgan radford, live in new york city two americans held in north korea are back home with their families this morning. kenneth bae, of len wood washington, and michael todd miller of bakersville california, both arriving last night to the welcoming arms of their loved ones. they flew back with the director of national intelligence. alan, good morning to you. this release. it happened suddenly. what finally convinced north koreans to let the men go?
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>> like a lot of decision, we don't know what precipitated it. interesting timing. interesting timing. a place where north korea may come up in high level talks. in terms of timing, the u.n. is considering taking action against north korea for perceived widespread human rights violations. it might be a bit of an olive branch from kim jong un in advance of those things. what we know for sure this morning, is that two american families are looking at all that international manoeuvring, and all the action on the highest level, saying for us, now, it's not that important carrying his own bags, kenneth bae gets a hug from his mother, greets other family members and takes a walk on u.s. soil. a walk to freedom.
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he and michael todd miller home gain after imprisonment in north korea. kenneth bae's family worked tirelessly to keep his case alive and in the public eye. >> we are finally here. my brother is home. all of our hopes and prayers for this moment have come true. we are so thankful. >> it's been amazing blessing to see so many people involved, getting released, not to mention - not only mentioning for the thousands praying for me as well. i just want to thank you all for supporting me and lifting me up. >> national intelligence director james clapper made the trip, add acting as a personal envoy for president obama. a statement from the north
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korean government claims they refused an earnest apology from the president, and that gareth bale and michael todd miller be -- kenneth bae and michael todd miller behaved in prison. michael todd miller served a 6-year sentence charged why espionage, he did not address the media. kenneth bae was accused of planning the overthrow of the north korean government. his sentence, 15 years of hard labour. after two years in captivity, and serious health issues that hospitalized him for a time, kenneth bae says simply that he is recovering. >> it's been an amazing two years. i grew a lot, lost a lot of weight, in a good way. i'm standing strong because of you. >> kenneth bae, of course, delighted to be home. he made the point that he wants
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people to remember those he left behind, the north koreans he left behind. kenneth bae ran a travel agency taking tours into north korea out of china, and had been to the country many times, many times. as for michael todd miller, according to the north korean government, he arrived in the country, tore up the visa and demanded asil up. there's been no public comment from michael todd miller or his family. >> allen schauffler, thank you for being with us. >> president obama is on his way to asia. he'll squeeze in four summits. the first stop is beijing, for the asia pacific economic summit. president obama says that focussing on chinese american relations will be a priority in the last two years of his presidency. he heads to myanmar, and end with a trip to australia for the g20.
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patty culhane has more. >> reporter: u.s. president obama again heads off on a long journey to asia, with stops in china, myanmar and asia. a chance to fulfil a long-time promise of his presidency. >> pivot by the united states back to asia. a desire to pivot and focus on the asia pacific region. we are able to pivot to the asia pacific region. >> the pivot was part of his election campaign, is it a reality any. except for rotating troops into australia, the military presence has not increased by. >> the numbers may have looked higher. since the budget cuts have gone through, they have held asia level while other areas faced cuts. it's not necessarily been as dramatic as one might have thought. >> if you look at trade, that's worse. the u.s. trade deficit with asia
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when the president took office was $326 million. as the president heads back to the region, he has a chance to change that, by pushing ahead with a trans-pacific partnership. possible now because his party lost control of senate. democrats from gains giving the president more authority. as the president lands in china, he's expected to make a push with apec. talking climate change, and heading to myanmar, saving what his administration held up as a chief foreign policy success - liberalization and internal reconciliation that all but stalled. president barack obama is a man in search of a legacy, hoping the trip builds the foundation for that during the apec meeting president obama is expected to give a speech on u.s. leadership in the asia pacific region. >> before departing on his trip,
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the president introduced his choice as the next attorney-general. loretta lynch is a federal prosecutor and it is confirmed would replace eric holder. >> loreta may be the only lawyer in america that battles mob officers, drug lords and terrorists and still has a reputation of being a charming people person. >> if i have the honour of being confirmed by the senate. i'll wake up with the protection of american people as my first thought. >> the president will lead it up to the senate leader for confirmation. she would be the first black woman to serve as attorney-general. >> mexico's president is heading to apec. many at home criticize him leaving at a time of unrest. protests have flared up over 43 students believed to be dead.
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>> reporter: this is the national palace in mexico city, under attack from an angry crowd on saturday the disappearance and murder of 43 students sparked protests across the country. >> the attorney-general says they were killed and bodies burnt by drug gangs. but these protesters accuse government officials of being involved. >> i'm here to support my fellow students, because the whole population nose it was the government that really does them. it wasn't a drug cartel, it was a government. in guerrero state where the students studied, parents gathered. they say the announcement that their children were killed provide no closure. >> translation: well it hurt when we heard our children were dumped, burnt, that they were
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gotten rid of. we don't want words, we want them to tell us, show us, we want proof. >> protests are a change for president peno nieto. calls for him to step down were hard in the capital as the crowd tried and failed to enter the palace. the president doesn't live there. the attack is symbolic of who some believe to be responsible for the disappearance and the death of students. >> the remains found at the mass grave are badly burnt and hard to identify. officials sent them to austria. authorities in afghanistan investigate an overnight attack on the police headquarters there. a suicide bomber detonated explosives outside the heavily fortified office, killing an officer and injuring others. fighters claimed responsibility for the attack.
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>> there's a quest for staut hood that is in full gear. this is catalonia where ethnic catalans are casting a degree for independence. >> voters are asking if there is a catalan state. >> yemen sworn in a new government. the ruling general people's congress, along with houthi rebels rejected it. the group is also dismissed yemen's president, blaming him for u.n. sanctions against the deposed president. he is struggling with religious and tribal violence. >> the nurse that fought back says she is moving. kasi hickox and her boyfriend is moving on monday, the end of her
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2 is appeared. -- 21 day period. she defied a quarantine, and criticized an overreaction by officials. it is time for a check on the national forecast. we turn to meteorologist dave warren. >> yes, national forecast. we are looking at the pacific ocean. all eyes are on the storm in the barring sea. low pressure impacting the weather in the pacific, but also across the country. the area of low pressure is low. the lowest pressure recorded in this area. 924 millibars. very intense storm. this is creating gusty wind, the pressure dropping but it will weaken, it's as strong as it will be. it's impacting the weather, bringing warm air. it is amplifying the weather
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pattern. what goes up must come down. bitter cold textures expected across the country. i'll give you the numbers a little later. >> what goes up must come down - thank you, dave. >> the world remembers 25 years since the fall of the berlin wall. >> a fare for the ladies. a taxi driver recenting process for women and men and a dare devil crosses one of the most dangerous water falls.
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>> the government that came in won't allow the people to speak up... >> john stewart and maziar bahari >> the film is about democratization of information >> the fight for free journalism... >> these regimes are aresting more and more people... >> primetime news only on al jazeera america overnight fighting intensified in eastern ukraine with heavy firebreaking out in
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donetsk, after 80 unmarked military vehicles were spotted travelling through rebel held areas. u.n. says that moscow is arming the pro-russian rebels, but russia is denying the claims an historic milestone in germany, the fall of the berlin wall. today marks 25 years. commemorations beginning overnights with a memorial service, where a section of the wall is located. more than a million visitors are expected to be in berlin for the anniversary. nick spicer is in berlin. good morning to you. the berlin wall was a physical barrier between east and west germany, it's proving more than that. why does the fall resonate
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strongly to this day? >> i think because it's driving current event to a certain extend. the fall of the wall put an end to the painful family situation for many millions of germans. families divided, to follow the wall, leading to a common currently -- currency, part of a wider structure, poland and hungary, in which communist dictatorships were overthrown. the end of the cold bar, of course, ended proxy wars around the world. notably in latin america and africa. it stopped a lot of support to right wing dictatorships in latin america, regime change there, democratisation, sweeping
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those continents. it was a significant event not just because of what it did for germany and europe, but what it spelt for millions around the world. >> given how significant it was, there has been several international dignitaries on hand. vladimir putin distant show up. any word on his absence? >> yes. that's correct, no serving heads of state or government have been invited. this is a people kind of party with a million people coming to berlin to celebrate. germans do not have a lot to be proud of. the peaceful change towards democracy. the overthrow of a dictatorship by people power alone is something hard not to be proud of. they are proud that this is an example to others around the world. other dignitaries who are here.
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mikhail gorbachev, the man who oversaw the end of the soviet union. and lack fluensa, a strayed union, banned and moved into power. many of the great leaders, if you will, of the sweeping change have come here. there's a lot of tension with europe and russia as records the situation in ukraine. >> you were there among the millions in berlin. >> there were observances all across europe, marking 100 years since world war i. queen elizabeth and british leaders attended services. security around the dignitaries is the tightest it's been for a
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decade. human remains recently discovered from the wreckage of malaysia airlines flight 17 arrived this weekend. the cove jens taken to an army base. malaysia airlines flight 17 was shot in july over east ukraine with 298 people on board. >> pope francis has demoted a conservative american cardinal critical of his agenda. the pope removed cardinal raymond burke as head of the highest judicial authority, giving him a ceremonial commission. he was against commune union to divorced catholics and welcoming gays at last months meeting a picture of a woman responsible for saving a treasure trove of american history.
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all right. all you dare devils, this is what living on the high wire looks like. these two men took awalk across victoria falls. they spent two years preparing and they made it across safely
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there's a new taxi your service, she ride, featuring women only drivers for women og passengers. not everyone is lining up this woman has been behind the wheel of her taxi tore 16 years. >> here we go. >> the 65-year-old dominican republican native said it was not an easy industry to break into. >> there's a lot. this is a job that men say is for them, that women can't do it. i don't think so. you are not carrying the car. you are driving if. >> de-nora retired two years ago. she dusted off her licence and got back behind the wheel. she rides. >> a new service for women passengers featuring women drivers. the service is the first of its kind in a city estimating 236 million people, 60% women,
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hopping in gabs each year. >> women have been driving taxes in new york. the taxi and lim zone says many drivers are mam. >> that is part of the reason the company was founded. >> it's a movement to empower women. >> we deserve equal rights and pay. equal chose. when they are ready to work, mothers that would like to work. they have a flexibility of schedule. >> women pay for the app, so drivers don't have to carry cash. it's been a life saver. >> halfway through the ride. the cab driver forgot to turn the meter on and basically threatened me and said "i'm not going to let you get out of the cabs, i'll lock the doors, or we are getting on the mdr and i'll
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drop you in the middle of the highway, it's late at night" >> reporter: it was said: some male drivers are not happy. >> they have different ideas than you people. asian people, asian drivers. it is a big thing to create the city. >> they have 300 drivers. they are recruiting more. they are confident that women choose to support other women. >> i know that once they try it the majority of women that see us behind the wheel will never stop calling. >> a call that they are eager to answer in a city that never sleeps. again, that service is called she teacheaxis and is in the su. speaking of cars, nissan is
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recalling more cars in high community areas due to fatal air backs. it impacts 52,000 vehicles and is part of a problem of air bags from the japanese manufacture area takada. they led 10 automakers to recall 8 million cars. it can make the air bag repel act to burn, causing bags to explode. nissan says it's notifying customers by mail and will replace the air bag. before fleeing to the south, confederate general robert e lee lived on a state in arlington. a photo has emerged of a notable american that lived on that estate, and thanks to her arlington house is a treasure trove that it is today. >> the civil war, one of the first conflicts to be captured on camera.
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of all the thousands of images at that era, there is one group rarely portrayed enslaved african-americans. more rare, photographs of slaves that could be identified, which makes this photo taken at general robert e lee's estate truly one of a kind. there's no name on the photo, but in the museum collection, there's another picture. clearly the same woman. when a national park service volunteer, a collector of urban photography found this listing, he knew the importance of the image and alerted the group. save arlington house. an intense bidding war was created. arlington residents came out on top. the mysterious woman was selena
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gray, shown with two daughters in front of the slave quarters of arlington house. a ranger with the national parks service, selena gray, he says, is something of a legend. when the lee family fled during the civil war, it was selena who mary lee entrusted with the keys to the estate. >> within a few short weeks the area was occupied by thousands, tens of thousand of union soldiers. >> they began to loot the house, filled with personal belongings, many of which belonged to george and martha washington tonne. >> that stopped because selena gray confronted the general, saying they were objects critical to the history of the nation. >> reporter: among the objects, china that george washington ate from, and pieces of furniture. >> reporter: how was it that
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selena grey, a slave, could approach a general. >> she had monumental courage to approach armed union soldiers and a major general and tell them that they needed to protect the objects. >> selena and her family stayed at the estate during the civil war. >> general lee freed them during the emancipation occupation. >> they pooled resources, finally leaving arlington house. selena gray's legacy remains, in her family, and here on the house on the hill, overlooking the capital of the united states six years after successfully safeguarding the lee treasures, selena and her family left arlington house and established a home, convalescent camp, and
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there they had 15 acres of fruit and veg sables. >> i'm morgan radford, keep it here and i'll be back here with an hour of al jazeera america
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home at last. two americans held for months in north korea back on american soil. one of them finally speaking out about his harrowing ordeal. >> translation: we are going to die anyway. if not from hunger, shelling. syrians are unwanted everywhere. >> raffenous refugees, why the united states food programme is excluding thousands who needed it most this is a live look.
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25 years since mikhail gorbachev tore down the wall. the long road to unite east and west germany and what has happened. >> you play with matches, you run of the risk of burning yourself calling out the commander in chief. tough talk from the speaker in the house after a clean sweep in contest. what the b g.o.p.'s victory means. that and more in weekend politics. >> i want to thank you for supporting me, lifting me up and not forgetting me an emotional night for two american families. their loved ones ask back in the united states after being imprisoned in north korea. >> welcome back to "al jazeera america". i'm morgan radford in york kenneth bae and michael todd miller arrived in washington last night and were greeted by
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loved ones. allen schauffler is live from us in seattle. we know that miller hasn't spoken. kenneth bae has. what is he saying since being released. >> he addressed the press and the public late last night. south of seattle, he said he was of course relieved to be home, thanked the north korean government, the u.s. government, and amazingly he spoke about his two years of imprisonment in north korea. listen to kenneth bae talking about that experience in terms of personal growth. >> it's been amazing two years. i grew a lot. lost a lot of weight - in a good way. but i'm standing strong because of you. >> as mentioned michael todd miller said nothing. he was met on the tarmac by
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family members, but there has been no public statement. an emotional scene at the air force and army base what is interesting is last month another american held in north korea was released. is there any idea why kenneth bae and miller was released now, instead of last month with him. timing is interesting. jeffery fowle came out about a month ago and said at the time that he thought that kenneth bae and michael todd miller would be on the same plane with him. he assumed all three would go at the same time. that not the case. this comes at an interesting time. president barack obama on his way to asia to meet with leaders at an economic summit in beijing, a place where you might expect north korea to come up. it's a time when the united nations is reviewing north
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korea, and considering taking actions about possible widespread human rights violations. it may be an olive branch, like a lot of seasons, we don't know what happened, what precipitated it. pretty interesting that the president sent james clapper, the director of national intelligence, rare trip from an extremely high level official, sent him to north korea has his personal envoy to secure the release of these two men. we have not seen that connection at that diplomatic level in north korea for a long, loaning time. >> allen schauffler joining us live president obama is on his way to malaysia, squeezing in four summits with some of the world's top leaders. the first stop is the asia pacific economic summit. president obama says focussing on chinese american relations
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will we a priority. after china. they'll travel to myanmar and over to australia. speaking of the white house, it says it will lead it up to the senate leader to begin confirmation hearings for the attorney-general, president's choice. the 55-year-old is a federal prosecutor here in the area. she will displace outgoing attorney-general eric holder. >> loreta may bet the only lawyer in america who battles mobsters, drug lords and terrorists and still has the reputation for being a charming people person. >> if i have the honour of being confirmed by the senate. i'll make up every morning with the protection of the american people my first thought. >> she is 55, hails from greens bro north carolina and if confirmed will be the first black woman to serve. >> traffic in california is returning to normal after a
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police headquarters was attacked. a senior officer was killed, police are investigating how the suicide bomber entered the heavily fortified area in kabul violent protests are rattling mexico, where gang members admit to massacring 43 students. the family wants proof. and says that the government has been lying to them. ross shimabuku joins us with the story. who is there? >> anyone not connected to the government or drug cartels have taken to the streets. thousands marching to the city or guerrero where the students disagreed. one thing they do not agree on is they don't know whether they can trust the government or law enforcement. >> reporter: protesters reacted with outrage, setting fire to
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the mexican palace in mexico city, the ceremonial home of the president. in guerrero protesters torched cars outside the governor's office. the violence escalated after the attorney-general ended a news conference on friday, after telling reporters - enough. i'm tired. protesters have turned that into their rallying cry, saying they are tired of corruption. >> translation: i'm here to support fellow students, because the whole population nose it was the government -- knows it was the government that killed them. it wasn't the drug cartel or criminals. >> calls for the resignation of the president and the attorney-general gained steam after friday's news conference, where the government says three gang members confessed to the killing of 43 students who went missing at the hands of local police six weeks ago.
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the government says local police kidnapped the students and handed them off to gang members. family members want more evidence. >> translation: it hurt a lot when we heard the children were dumped, burnt, gotten rid of. we don't want words, we want proof. >> remains have been sent to austria for d.n.a. analysis. many are angry about president penn yen yetto for not -- penn yen yetto for not cancelling his trip to the apec summit in asia u.s. air strikes hit a group of i.s.i.l. fighters at a border crossing between iraq and syria. imran khan joins us. good morning to you. u.s. officials believe they killed or injured top i.s.i.l.
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leaders. what else can you tell us about the border attack. >> well, i can tell you that a number of local newspapers and television stations have been reporting. the leader of i.s.i.l. was killed in the air strike. we are hearing from police sources in the local areas that he wasn't part of the group targeted between mosul. and pro-i.s.i.l. accountors tweeted and faced that he is not -- facebooked that he is not there, he's alive and well. but are not saying whether he was in syria for iraq. the big problem is the fact that the border crossing is in control of i.s.i.l. and open despite the coalition air strikes that are taking place. many of the injured in the u.s. air strike were taken over the
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border from al qaeda into syria for treatment, and shows you how much of control that i.s.i.l. have over the key border crossing and the fact that it's open. >> speaking of the key areas of control, the u.s. announced it will send 1500 more troops into iraq. so far they have largely been in baghdad or erbil. where will the new soldiers be placed and what will they be doing? > well, the new soldiers, if they come, and could be here in two weeks time and it's up to congress rubber-stamping this, will be deployed at brigade level. they'll be at command and control centers, places like anbar province, and other places where the fighting is taking placement they'll be with kurdish and iraqi army forces, based out of the command and control centers. their job will be to look at the
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time of fighting that is going on, giving the iraqis tactics to do, and taking a look at what equipment the iraqis will need, and they'll be able to call in air strikes. this is an escalation in the tactics that we see the advisors and the trainers do. they are not front line troops. they will not be shooting the guns. they'll help the iraqis to point the gun. >> joining us live from baghdad. imran, thank you for being with us. you are looking at live pictures of a ceremony at the brandenburg gate in berlin germany as the world remembers the fall of the berlin wall. it happened 25 years ago today and is a powerful symbol of the cold war. more than a million will descend on the capital. nick spicer has more. >> up to a million people are expected in berlin to celebrate the fall of the berlin wall,
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which used to run behind me here at the brandenburg gait, it 25 years ago this sunday. the former polish leader of the solidarity trade union is here, and mikhail gorbachev, the last secretary-general of the soviet union who warned at a symposium whilst coming to take part, that there was a risk that the world was on the verge of a new cold war because of tensions between russia and the west over ukraine. however, the overall feeling is one of celebration, with a performance of beethoven's "ode to joy", the anthem made possible by the fall of the wall. and silling by peter graperiel of -- gabriel of david bowie's hit "hero"s, a song that came to mind when a couple was seen kissing under the wall. >> coming up, we'll look at why the wall was built in the first
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place, and the turn of events that brought it down. and a german perspective. an historian joins us life ahead. pope francis demoted a cardinal who has been critical of his agenda. raymond burke has been removed, he was given a ceremonial permission. burke is again giving communion to divorced catholics and rejected welcoming language towards gays in last month's meeting a storm 800 miles wide founding alaska as we speak. >> a huge storm, low pressure. that will be impactingment here it is over the see, and this is the wind coming out of the south. it's affecting the weather pattern in the pacific.
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impacting temperatures. this is the upper level wind. it goes well up into canada. and as it goes up in the pacific it goes down to the rockies. that's the cold air. it's the temperatures of tuesday and wednesday. cold air down to texas. looks like billings will be a 13, there's 20s, 30s the cold air will spread east over thursday and friday. much of the week are see below average temperatures and cold air. this starting on tuesday, continuing wednesday, thursday, friday. >> thank you so much. >> violent protests on the streets of israel. tensions boiling over after he shoots and kills. it follows clashes over temple mount. we talk to the editor of a daily
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newspaper. a suspected cell phone robbery that turns himself in. what made him public enemy number one could cockroaches be the future?
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israel is on edge yet again this morning. those aned of protest -- thousands of protesters hurling rocks at police in northern israel angry at the killing of an israeli arab man on saturday. the clashes are the latest in a series of instance creating a tense situation in israel and the palestinian authorities. effective this morning, israel was ordered to be on the second highest alert level. we are joined from bethlehem by imtiaz tyab. are tensions in jerusalem affecting the security situation where you are right now? >> security is, indeed, tense right across east jerusalem, and
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in palestinian territories like in bethlehem. it's in the north of the country where we see the latest tension, following the shooting death of a 22-year-old palestinian man by israeli police. now, that sparked widespread protests, a lot of anger in the north of the country. we have not seen anything like that since - well, for several months, most has been centralized in east jerusalem. the concern is the anger within the palestinian communities is growing and there are concerns that if nothing is done to try to stem the anger, it will spiral out of control. i want to go back to stepping the anger. it's been announced that they'll order the destruction of homes that are responsible for attacking israelis. all this coming after an order for a 20 year gaol sentence.
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how are palestinians reacting to the latest moves? >> well, they are not very happy, and if anything, it reaffirms to them their main grievance, which is that israel is determined to erase any claim they have over the east. and palestinian areas. israel is determined to strip away their rights. and that is fuelling a lot of the anger. i should tell you that in the last few minutes a statement has come out that we received that the rm is considering taking citizenship away from palestinians, and they are palestinians who believe in the destruction of israel. >> this is a significant development, taking away citizenship. there are many palestinians living in israel. they are really at the heart of a lot of these protests in the
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north. and, indeed in the east as well. the situation which has become volatile only appears to be getting worse with strong moves by the government and increasing anger on the streets. >> the question of citizenship is interesting. imtiaz tyab in bethlehem. thank you so much for being with us. >> the u.s. editor of israeli newspaper her et joins us from washington d.c. sir, i want to go back to what our reporter imtiaz tyab in bethlehem told us - this question about israeli citizenship on the line and possibly becoming revoked for those accused. do you think it's too severe? >> i think it's a very severe and unprecedented step that many will call extreme. i'm not sure that this will stand up to judicial scrutiny, and the background to it and a lot of the developments on the israeli side is there's a
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growing sense in the israeli political community that binyamin netanyahu's government is wobbling, and may be facing an election season, and one approaches the season, the positions of people tend to get polarized, including that of prime minister binyamin netanyahu. some of that has to be placed in that context. >> it's interesting, you talk about binyamin netanyahu's government wob lipping. on thursday, as you probably know, in a phone call, binyamin netanyahu reassured king abdullah that he would not give in to hard liners. my question to you is what kind of challenges to the politicians present domestically? >> first of all, i think as a general rule we should differentiate between the temple mount and everything else. binyamin netanyahu has no interest and the defense establishment is keep to prevent disturbances on the temple mount
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considered to be a powder keg for the middle east. to get back to your question, binyamin netanyahu is under pressure from the right and has been since becoming prime minister, and in the wake of the summer campaign in gaza, which many right wing politicians felt that the government did not go far enough against hamas forces in gaza, and he is facing challenges from within his own party in the next few hours there'll be a big convention, where binyamin netanyahu will be - you may find this strange, but be criticized for being too soft towards the israeli arabs and the palestinians who have been riding in the past few weeks. >> what is interesting is that binyamin netanyahu is the face of the contention. the guys do not care tore each other -- care for each other. mahmoud abbas called the
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shutting of the temple an act of war. are these the right guys to call for the de-escalation? >> we don't have any other guys. these are the guys elected on both sides. that's who we have to deal with. >> what about the united states? >> first of all, i think we have to, you know, take into account that mahmoud abbas has his own political situations, is under pressure by hamas, seen as emerging as heroes of the past gaza war. he has to take - become a bit more extreme in order to apiece his, you know, militant factions, and he's going to the u.n. soon with a declaration seeking a declaration from the security council about which, in effect, circum vents negotiations. both sides are, you know, drawing further away from each other. >> the united states is otherwise engaged. the united states no longer believes in the viability of a
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piece process between the two sides. at least that is the view of president obama. >> you think president obama does not belief in the viability of the peace process. >> i don't think he has believed in the viability of peace talks since he was reelected. >> why do you say that? >> the whole peace process... that's the information that i have, the impression that people have speaking to him. he was not enthusiastic about john kerry's efforts, allowing him to go forward, and the failure vindicated what the president suspected from the outset, which is that the two sides, two leaders are not prepared to make the concessions necessary to achieve peace. he thinks this of both of them, both of us. binyamin netanyahu thinks he is not ready to make the confession necessary for piece. >> thank you for joining us live from washington. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> a massive storm pounding
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alaska is about to bring frigid temperature. meteorologist is here with more on that. it's fall. and there are cold temperatures. >> not yet, a few days away. with this pattern. the cold air is coming down. that reinforces the colder air. not much change in the weather pattern. here is the start of the change, we are starting to see a little snow. this is winter storm warnings in effect. a foot of snow is possible. the leading edge of the colder air is pushing south. there's a big storm. the lowest pressure recorded there in dutch harbour. it's over the sea, creating a change in the weather. indicating the wind in the south. the lowest pressure recorded 9.25. it brings the warm air up. it creates a weather pattern that we see shape up now.
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this is the upper level wind showing an area of low pressure in the pacific. here is a ridge developing and a dip to the lower 48. this is what is shaping up for tuesday and wednesday. this type of pattern doesn't change around much. the low high and low. it reinforces the cold air in place. and you get colder air reinforcing the pattern. not much changes. here is the temperatures. this is cold air coming in on tuesday. with a high of 13. 28 in denver. high temperatures for this week. toose and wednesday. 19 in denver, cold air pushing east. >> it's not as cold by the time it gets to new york. we'll see the colder air coming in tuesday and wednesday. thursday and friday, a drop in temperatures from billing, to minneapolis, new york and washington. it will be as cold as it gets,
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climbing from there. tuesday and wednesday, the coldest this week. cold arctic air pushing in from the north. >> enjoy it while we have it. >> nissan is recalling more cars in high humidity areas due to potentially fatal air back effects. it impacts 52,000 vehicles and is part of a problem with air backs from takada corporationing. takada backs 10 car makers recalling 10 million cars. humidity can make the repellant burn too quickly causing it to explode. nissan is notifying customers by mail and will replace the air backsment cyber roaches may be the future of search and rescue operations. two researches in north carolina designed robotic bugs that can fit into tight spaces.
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the hope is that the high powered microphones can located survivors of earthquakes or building collapses. it was a devastating day for democrats, loading control of the senate, losing control of the house and now the new g.o.p. agenda, and why the midterm loss may help the democrats in 2016. weekend politics is coming up next plus, she sent shock waves through a sleepy town in maine, and now the nurse the center of the ebola standoff has folks scratching their heads yet again a live look in berlin, where ceremonies are under way to mark the fall of berlin wall. it was 25 years ago today that demolition began on that structure that stood as a symbol of the cold war. stay tuned.
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>> the one thing i committed to spoker john boehner, and mitch mcconnell, i'm not going to judge ideas based on whether they are democratsic or republican, but on whether or not they work. >> that was president obama when he met with congressional leaders at the white house, after the g.o.p. tidal wave that swept through washington on tuesday. that's first up. joining me is basil, former senate aid to hillary clinton, and contributor for and advisor to george pataki. a big week, a lot to talk about. we heard the president talking about finding common ground. speaker john boehner fired a shot a day earlier. >> the president continues to act on his own, he'll point the well. when you play with matches, you take the risk of burning yourself. he will burn himself if he conditions down this pass. >> isn't that more of the same?
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where did you hear common ground? >> the first comment out of the box was the president saying he'll do immigration alone. that was in response to the president's... >> he's been saying that. >> okay, but the election was tuesday. >> it was. >> you would think wednesday morning, after basically your party has been beaten at the house, the senate and the state level in the house and in the senate at the federal level, you have lost maryland, massachusetts, et cetera, et cetera, in governorships, you would say "i have to reach out to the other side and find common ground." instead he said i'll do immigration on my own. that's what john boehner is responding to. >> did you interpret it that way? >> no, the president said this all along. my guess is he's expecting the same gridlock, no change, since, as you saw before the election. so he's taking it upon himself to say "look, in my last two years i'll get done and use
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my executive authority, the same level of distain that you heard from john boehner and mitch mcconnell from the first year na barack obama took office. >> regardless of who fired the first shot, it sounds like mitch mcconnell fired the second. in this op ed he talks about repealing obama care. how would that get past the presidential leader? >> john boehner said for a long time there's no repeal. they'd like to see changes to obama care, like the medical device tax, which democrats support. the question i believe, and this is where i differ with some of my party. the american people would like to see democrats and republicans get to work and get stuff done. they don't want to see gridlock. some in my party think they were elected to stop the president. >> some of these conversations, the tea party, thing that this gridlock and the shut down was
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the right way to go before and is the right way to go now. >> they can think that, they are wrong about that. however, the president needs to say to himself look, i've been talking about doing immigration on my own for a long time as you say. on tuesday the american people said "stop." but republicans said let's repeal obama care, and what is interesting is i understand that there are some in their party that disagree with this. what is interesting to me, if you look at where obama care is working. it's working for afghan americans, and poor rural whites. places where the democrats lost. the problem is i would want republicans to acknowledge that it is working and working for a lot of their constituents instead of talking about repeal. all that does is it gets everyone's back up, as we say in the streaks. >> and to your point, that's why
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when you look at the economy, and said on tv that the president has not done a good job messaging so a lot of this lies at his feet. he cannot stay on message. we talk about jobs, end of story. he needs to stay on message for the points made. when you talk on obama care, find the common ground. let's fix it going forward. there's questions whether mitch mcconnell and john boehner can rally the party and keep them in line. how do you muzzle someone like ted cruz. i don't think that muzling anyone is a good idea. >> if it gets too far right, and emanating your base. did you hear ted cruz's name, sarah palin's name once? i didn't. they campaigned in different states where their message worked, et cetera. this is a big party we had.
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so we always - we tend to see my democratic friends, always like to bring out the extremes in my party. i don't sit here and talk about the extremes in a democratic party. >> you could. >> but i don't. it doesn't get anything done. >> the extremes of realities, the political situation. yes, they are. if we allow them to dictate the moment. we should go back. he said in a speech that the extreme of my own party with the extreme of the republican party would not allow them to manage the state of new york. we need politicians to say we need to get stuff done. i want to talk about managing new york. we talked about loretta lynch. up to be the next attorney-general, the first african-american attorney-general, woman, yes. the president says we have to get this done as soon as possible. do you think it will happen, that there'll be a delay?
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>> this is what is concerning me. it hasn't taken long, but longer than i thought it would. if this nomination goes into next year, she faces a republican congress. i'm worried. she's incredibly talent from all accounts. going back to new york state government, has managed or overseen some of the indictments of elected officials here in new york. and i'm worried that a republican senate might hold on to it, not move it forward. one of things that concerns me is you have civil rights issues coming out of the attorney-general's office when there's ferguson or staten island and a host of other cases where the civil right department is being revitalized. i'm hoping that she gets an opportunity to stay and continue the work. >> tom, you are shaking your head. >> they should have the hearings tomorrow and confirm her within a week. she is the u.s. attorney from
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brooklyn, she's qualified for the job. i said this - and this goes back to the days when the democrats took robert bawk and hung him out to dry. he was qualified, should have had his day in court and put him on the bench. the president, run, and don't worry about the issues. nominate a qualified person, have the hearing, nothing to do with the policies and move on. speaking of running and winning, let's go down south. the debs are thinking of pulling funds from landrieu. >> mary landrieu got into run offs every election. and it's surprising that we are here again today. i don't know why it's a concession. i'm concerned about it. >> you are not concerned. >> i'm concerned. i was surprised, i wasn't surprised into tuesday, but i was surprised about maryland and
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surprised about north carolina, and this may surprise me again. do you know what the demographics was out, there were a lot of white voters that are not voting democrats any more. >> it's over, done. by large numbers. she'll be back in her home in washington d.c. soon. >> uh-ho. >> she had a great run. she's in elected office. 20 years of age. phenomenal family. >> it raises an interesting point about the demographics of the party. let's talk about the g.o.p.s and minorities. they won 10% of the black vote. the best in 10 years, how do you his honour that into an asset? >> i don't think, first of all, it is disheartening that every time an african american sides or takes a republican stance, he
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has to be afraid of being called an uncle tom. he is not one of us. and, quite frankly, as a kid that grew up in the south bronx, i have not seen the democratic party do anything aside from handing them more stuff. i think it will take the stim got. mia loves, now nunninger black republicans to run for office. you cannot tell me that the democratic party should get 95% of the vote. how do you respond to them handing them things. >> i disagree with that part. because there has been
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democratic institutions and presidents that did much to promote african-american in key positions of power. he had a tremendous number heads of agencies. when you bring african-americans into the government structure which many democrats have done, you have an opportunity. >> do the democrats need to be polished by mia 11. >> no, it's a great thing to have diversity, more african-americans running for state options. i consider myself, or the former mayor of atlanta bringing many into the middle class by giving them contracts, empowering them, and that's not what the democrats have done. talking about empower. beyond raising wiges. -- wages, it has to be more than
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that. >> an issue that we should run on are charter schools. education is the key to getting... >> i also believe in. >> the key. charters are the answer. >> on that note, former aid to hillary clinton, and former advisor to new york governor george pataki - gentlemen always our pleasure hundreds of thousands of syrian refugees have been forced to flee to neighbouring jordan. they can't work, leaving them dependent on age. we have a report that thousands say they've had the rug pulled out from under them again. >> reporter: this woman is a syrian widow living in jordan with her four children and has barely been able to make ends meet. they have been hungry for almost a month. a few weeks ago she got the text
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message informing her that her family was no longer eligible for food assistance. they have been identified as meeting monthly food needs on their own. she has only life and vegetables and is forced to borrow money from friends, and is two months late on paying the reject. >> we feel unwanted after losing the food vouchers. this is a policy designed to force us back to refugee camps or the country. we'll die anyway. syrians are unwanted anywhere. >> syrian refugees are not allowed to work here. sadr targeted to pick and clean olives and selling them to make money. 12,000 families have been excluded from the food voucher programme. a study conducted concluded that the families have access to sufficient income or support networks. many have appealed to be
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reinstated. >> the majority of syrian refugees not having money to buy the food they need. they rely on vouchers. many are concerned without the report, they may have to resort to begging or sending children out to work in order to put food on the table. the food vouchers are a life line. most families sell some vouchers to buy nonfood items or pay representment the u.n. had to prioritise vulnerable families based on a field study, concluding that 50% of syrians don't need the vouchers. there may have been errors. >> there are some people that are clear when we run the data, we see it's an instant error. some can be clear from the living conditions, assets they have, that they can survive on their own, and they'll stay excluded. >> many say they can't survive on their own, and conditions are
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getting worse, the longer they stay in exile. >> the united nations estimates 6.5 million will be internally displaced in syria. the nurse who fought back against an ebola quarantine in may says goodbye, they are moving. kasi hickox and her boyfriend are leaving. kasi hickox treated ebola patients in west africa and defined a mandatory quarantine. all right. look at this, a man scene on camera stealing a cell phone by a woman killed by a boston subway train turned himself in to police. when hint, her phone landed on the platform. he ib faked an alarm.
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he stepped on the phone, stole it and ran way way. that sparked outrage as you can imagine among boston commuters. >> what is the phone cost, $100. go to the at and t they'll give it to you if you sign a crack. >> if someone is hit and dying, you should help them, rather than taking the phone, i think everyone feels that way. >> he went to the police department and police say he brought it with him when he turned himself in. citizens, diplomats and world leaders from far and wide gathering from berlin to mark the 25th year since the fall of berlin wall. >> we look at a divided germany and the turn of ents event. historian joins us live. >> pawn shops on the lookout for not one, not two, but three super bowl rings. how a former linebacker good a
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rude awakening to a new neighbourhood.
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when the berlin wall fell people celebrated, none more so than those that lived in the city dominated by communist. we look at why the wall was built. >> at the end of world war ii, germany was occupied. american, british and french sectors were west. and russia's east was the east. it became impossible for germans from the east to seek freedom in the west. there was a loophole. berlin was divided, and agreements among the four powers promised freedom of movement in
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the four sectors. capitalists, west berlin was stuck like a bone in the soviet threat. thousands of east berlins were fleeing to the west. embarrassing the russians, that the east german government was given permission to close the border for good. >> the next day the east german army built a barbed wire and concrete barrier. >> east berliners were told to stay home. the east called it the antifascist ball work. the rest of the world called it the berlin wall. over the years, initially what were coils of barbed wire grew to a 100 mile wall. making around west berlin,
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cutting streets and dividing families and friends. behind it on the east german side was a death strip. soft sand to show footprints, flood lights, machine guns with orders to shoot on site. >> 80 berliners were killed, fleeing over the wall. more than five thousand east germans, including 600 border guards crossed the border. climbing over the barbed wire, crawling through the sewers and driving through unfortified parts of the wall. >> some of the daring attempts included a woman who drove a train into east berlin. german soldiers responded. year used and armoured car smashed into the wall. one man drove his car without a windshield, scooting it under a barrier to help his girlfriend
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and mother who were hiding in a trunk to detect to the west. >> the proudest post is berliner. >> western leaders offered words of support, but remained unable to effect change. >> mr mikhail gorbachev, open this gate [ cheering and applause ] >> mr mikhail gorbachev, tear down this wall. [ cheering and applause ] . >> it's widely believed that it can prevail. economics played a key role in the demise. >> hundreds fleaed to the wet. safe yet leader told the country's leaders they were on their own. on the afternoon of november 8th, an east german government spokesman announced travel regulations in a
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televised press conference, telling a room of reporters that east germans would be able to travel to the west immediately. at 11:30, an east german colonel surrounded by a crowd made a decision to open the crossing. . >> joining us from berlin. >> thank you so much for joining us. what was your reaction to watching the wall come down on this day in 1989. >> i was with friends, and a person came in, and said that the wall was hope. >> we heard in the days before about the discussions, about the new regulations routes, travelling routes, and we went
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immediately the first eat german cars came by and asks where it was done. it was a place where they wanted to go to see if it's really true. >> so you went to see if it's true, you are excited, you're joyous. let's go back. what challenges did you face living in a nation physically divided due to the politics? >> well, as we found out, through the time, 40 years, germany being divided, there was some different meantalties on both -- mentalities on both sides. when the american prince visited after the wall came down, and we went with them to east germany, east berlin or outside in the villages. they said these are the germans, you are americanized in the western side. these are the real germans,
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because they had the attitude, traditional attitude as they were used in germany in the former times. >> we knew... >> you mentioned the attitudes. >> yes. >> i wanted to ask you - when the wall came down in 1989, two years prior, president ronald reagan made powerful remarks - can we play that from the control room for a minute. >> general mikhail gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the soviet union and eastern europe, if you seek liberalization come here to this gate. mr mikhail gorbachev - open this gate. [ cheering and applause ] >> how significant was that speech when we are talking bringing down the wall. what does it mean for you and the rest of the country?
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>> well, at that time the change was already going on in the soviet union, and there was some kind of feeling that the change will reach east germany, because the government and the party, leaders of east germany refused the reforms that are already taken, that took place in the soviet union. so there was a feeling that something could happen, but most of the west german people didn't believe it would happen in the next years and thought maybe in 10, 20 years a change would come to east germany and that was a big surprise on 9 november that it all of a sudden game and nobody was prepared what happened in that night. and days after. >> an historic moment, we are celebrating 25 years later. political science professor and
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historian at berlin, thank you for joining us this morning. >> stay with us. tomorrow morning on al jazeera america, back on american soil. two americans imprisoned in north korea now reunited with the american families. more on the politics behind the release. that's tomorrow. >> three-times super bowl camp mike raybell got a rude welcome. he moved to houston to be a line cope for the texans. yesterday whilst attending his son's basketball game someone broke into his house and stole all three super bowl rings, and he took to twitter saying: ray bell won the rings with the new england patriots and had been an assistant coach before
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taking the texan job. >> that does it for al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford coming live to you from new york city. thank you for spending the years for us. and we'll leaf you with pictures of 25 years of the coming down of the berlin wall. have a great day.
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yemen's prime minister tells al jazeera his new government will hold together despite calls for a boycott by major political factions. i'm here with the world news on al jazeera. coming up, the taliban gets inside kabul's police headquarters, as a bomber targets the chief of police. two americans freed by north korea after the intervention of a top intelligence official. and germany marks 25 years since the fall of the