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>> tensions between trials and palestinians heat up. we have live with the latest on attacks. >> nuclear negotiations with iran at a standstill. secretary of state john kerry is trying to hammer out a deal but now a new wrinkle as russia agrees to build two nuclear reactors in iran. >> michael brown's parents meeting with a united nations
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panel. the message they're sending about the death of their son at the hands of a ferguson police officer. >> celebrations this morning for the successful separation of the rosetta probe. the next step on its historic mission to land on a comet millions of miles away. >> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm morgan radford. this morning, tensions between israelis and palestinians are escalating. just overnight, a mosque near the west bank town was set on fire. palestinian officials blame israeli settlers. >> a molotov cocktail was thrown at a synagog. how concerned are officials on both sides? >> there's a real concern from officials on both sides that violence will increase. we've seen attacks on synagogs
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and mosques, but taken in the context of all the tension happening, all of the violence, there's a real fear here that those attacks are impossible to stop and increasingly incendiary. >> all that's left is a pile of ash. an overnight fire burned the books and gutted the mosque's first floor. the town mayor says he knows who did it. >>ish settlers who live in the occupied west bank. >> they fire damaged everything inside the mosque. >> if true, it is revenge for this attack. he goes after the people his car missed this time with a knife. one victim, a 24-year-old. these days are a lot of victims, the quiet, somber funeral of a soldier killed by a palestinian.
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they chanted jewish prayer for the dead. in the last month, more israelis have been killed by palestinians than in the previous two years. on the same day, a palestinian killed by an israel soldier. they chant for palestinian unity and view justice will prevail. this year, israeli soldiers have killed a palestinian protester in the west bank every five days. it's not only the west bank. in israel, after cct showed this palestinian banging on a police van with a knife and shot and killed after he stepped away, for four straight days, protestors have thrown whatever they could at police. israeli police aggressively repel the protest with armored cars and on horseback. the always simmering tension is begin to go boil and there are few calls for calm. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu vows sticks, not
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carrots. >> we are determined to act in any possible way against the incitement, against the escalation, while at the same time, we will act decisively against perpetrators. >> for his part, palestinian president abbas warns israel is at risk of uniting a religious war. if it continues to deny access to the mosque, police closed access for the first time in a decade, but restricted to men above a certain age. that restriction as well as increased access of right wing israelis to that site, they consider it the temple mount, their most holy site, that increased access is fueling the fire and underlying all the tension and violence we're seeing. >> is the tension over the mosque part of that conversation today? >> not only part of the
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conversation, but in the state department press release sent to reporters in the region, the very first reason kerry is traveling to ayman today is to talk about the temple mount and the fight against isil. that will give you an impression of just how sensitive that site is, not only to israelis, palestinians in the region, but really to the larger region as a whole and that's why abbas said that he did, that that's really a red line. if style continues access to right wing settlers to that site and restricts muslim access, that will not only in flame this region that the palestinians are seen protesting but also the larger middle east, as well. >> an israeli border program has been brought in for questions concerning the shooting death of two palestinians back in may. what have you learned about that incident? according to the israeli media,
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this border policeman has been arrested. we know for sure that he's been brought in to be questioned by israeli police. what happened back in may is that three palestinian protestors who were unarmed at the time that they were shot, they were shot, two of them shot and killed, at least one of them by live ammunition. there's been a long process, a long investigation into that incident, palestinians accuse the israeli border police of opening fire unnecessarily that day. now six months later, apparently according to israeli media, this border police officer has been arrested. style says that this is evidence, basically that they can police their own police officers when something happens during these protests. >> nick schiffron for us live in jerusalem, this morning, as always, thank you very much. >> president obama is set to arrive in myanmar in less than an hour, the second leg of his trip, coming hours after he and chinese president xi announced a
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plan to combat climate change, cutting carbon emissions in both countries. for the very first time, chain in a has pledged to reduce emissions by 2030. we are live in washington with mike viqueira. how important is this new climate agreement really in terms of the u.s. relations with china? >> this really comes as a big surprise and it is in fact a groundbreaking dole that president obama reached with his chinese counterpart in a state visit, a lot of pomp and circumstance, this was unexpected, this environmental agreement being greeted here in the united states from cheers from the environmental community as you might imagine. here's the deal, the basic deem the u.s. goal to cult greenhouse emissions here in the united states by between 26 and 28% by 2025, doubling the goal set in
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obama's first term, a goal well on its way to meeting. >> the chinese agreeing that they will peak they're greenhouse emissions by 2030, with the promise that have them fall after that. this is the first time they have reached an agreement like that together. the united states and china account for some one third of total greenhouse emissions around the world. >> certainly a historic agreement, but despite pretty major issues with china, including human rights and computer hacking of u.s. targets, the president leaves beijing with several in a agreements in place this morning. tell us about those. >> there are territorial concerns and military concerns as china begins to flex its military muscle with neighbors, including japan, which the united states is duty-bound to protect in the event of military
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confrontation. you're right, any number of concerns, but the president walks away with some victories here. not on the trade front. he wanted a wider transpacific trade partnership. that's still on the back burner, china has its own proposal for a regional trade agreement. the president coming away with two bilateral agreements for china, information technology, reducing tariffs in that area and now this landmark environmental agreement. >> mike viqueira, live in washington, thanks for being with us this morning. >> the fight against isil heating up along iraq's border with syria. coalition forces launching new airstrikes overnight. isil is moving more fighters nor kobane. isil forces are now on the defensive. >> isil use twitter to recruit numerous people to join the fight in syria. three colorado girls were among those who communicated with the
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fighters using the on line service, but were stopped before reaching syria. >> robert o'neill telling fox news channel the navy seal team didn't know who they were going after but knew it was someone big. he said he and other members of the team feared for their lives. >> the more we trained on it, we realized that is going to be a one-way mission. we're going to die when the house blows up, we're going to die when he blows up for be there too long and get arrested by the pakistanis and spend the rest of our short lives in pakistan prison. >> several claim they fired the shot that killed osama bin laden. officials saying the information could damage the seal program. >> the deadline is looming for nuclear negotiations with iran and so far, talks this week haven't reached any breakthroughs. >> secretary of state john kerry is in jordan this week.
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russia part of those talks, but now moscow greed to build more nuclear reactors in iran. why is russia doing this at the same time the rest of the world is trying to negotiate with tehran? >> the iranians always make the point, they say why can the rest of the world have nuclear power and apparently we can't? they get very vexed about it. this deal with russia means that they will build reactors for civilian purposes. they will be built up to eight nuclear reactors, two first with future plans for six more. russian officials say the new reactors will be monitored by the international atomic agency in vienna. russian will supply fuel and take it back for protesting, reducing iran using it for weapons. this comes as world powers are in talks with tehran to curb its
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nuclear activity. >> the whole thing may collapse. we are working hard, russia nationally has done a lot to facilitate progress. russia is very interested in achieving this agreement and very wrong at those who believe that for whatever reasons because of our complications with the west, with the u.s., we are now less interested in this agreement. this is not true, we are fully committed and working towards this end. >> there have not been significant breakthroughs in those talks in ayman. iran has until november 24 to sign an agreement. in exchange, the west would ease economic sanctions further. tehran has always maintained that its nuclear activities are civilian in nature, only to meet the country's massive particularly in the north energy demands. >> a lot to be hammered out, thanks so much. >> coming up, we'll talk to a nuclear expert on this about the negotiations and whether any
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deal is going to be reached. >> ebola claimed the life of a nurse in mali, the second confirmed nurse dead from the disease in the entire country. here in the united states, nearly 20,000 nurses have walked off the job in california, saying they simply aren't prepared to handle ebola cases. their strike comes ahead of a planned protest involving 100,000 nurses in 15 states today. here in new york, the last ebola patient in the u.s., dr. craig spencer is now out of the hospital and he left to some pretty big cheers. >> my early detection reporting and now recovery from ebola speaks to the effectiveness of the protocols that are in place for health staff returning from west africa. i am a living example of how those protocols work. >> spencer worked for doctors without borders when he contracted the virus in guinea. president obama called him yesterday, thanking him for his selflessness in helping fight that view us. >> coming up, we'll speak with
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another ebola survivor, joining us to talk about his recovery. >> the supreme court today taking another look at race and voting. the justice hearing arguments over redistricting in alabama. there are fewer black voters in some districts there. opponents say that violates the voting rights act. alabama said what it did was perfectly legal. >> alaska senate race has gone to the republicans. after a week of counting, dan sullivan has beaten democratic senator mar mark beg ich. the republicans have a three seat majority in the senate. >> scientists around the world are waiting to see if they'll make space history. >> overnight, the orbiter released its lander. they hope it makes its way to a
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comet. we have the details. this is pins and needles, but neat to see. >> absolutely. we are going into the fourth hour of a seven hour mission. scientists have been chasing this comet for 10 years. they caught up with it in august but today is the day they hope to make history with a landing. let's first look at this comet, known as 67p. you can see it's shaped sort of like a rubber duck. just to give you a better idea of the size, this is how big the comet is in throwing manhattan, takes up a pretty big chunk. this is a big comet. the animation here, you can see the orbiter spinning around. the smaller part on the side is the robotic probe, that is what released itself overnight and is headed toward the comet. it's about the size of a washing machine. this is what's going to be tough is the landing. what we've got here is craters
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all over this comet, so that's why the feet on this actually probe have ice spikes going into it and harpoons to attach itself to the surface. the goal here is to come up with a competition of this comet to see if anything in terms of the organic elements coming out of this com melt are something that can really give us answers to the key of life, and just to give an idea, guys, as well, there are only two areas of this comet that they can actually land this thing and we're looking atlas than a half square mile. this is a pretty tough task. >> this thing's been up there for 10 years now just getting there. >> this is the moment. the mission manager said 75% chance of success in terms of the land, but we've got a few more hours. we'll see what happens. >> not a lot of room for error.
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>> i think they still have their fingers crossed, as well. >> the spacecraft rolled out to the launch pad last night for a test flight. this one is shaped like a gumdrop, designed to carry astronauts into deep space, land on os destroyeds and mars. the unhand test market will return at high speeds. >> a big part of the country is dealing with cold and snow. >> cars are trying to touchdown on icy roads, trying to keep on the comet theme. >> hope you're staying on the icy road and not the snow covered ditch. most of the snow has wound down. it's not going to go anywhere fast. the u.p. of michigan, upper peninsula, widespread, a foot or more just outside of marquette, the highest total at about three feet. this isn't going anywhere fast, because when you get sunshine, it kind of doesn't process akin to evaporation, but it's not
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going to be warm enough if the snow is going to melt anytime soon. the system snow has moved off and warm enough that this is translating now to a few rain showers in the northeast, more mist than hit with those. and just some lake effect continuing in places like the u.p. the temperature story is now what is the big story and has been all along. negatives behind this for billing. denver, average high temperatures are in the 50's, so that's 50 degrees below average and with the wind chill, many places very negative this morning. >> thanks so much, nicole. >> the iraq military trying to regain control of a key oil refinery held by isil for the last five months. >> the iraqi's have retaken the town around the refinery. >> no pro tests in mexico, the outrage growing about the disappearance of those 43 students. the new information that has
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sent the investigation back to square one. >> caught on camera, a seventh grader being beaten inside school and no one comes to her aid. what her mother is now saying about that attack. >> 9,300,000,000 is our big number of the day. >> how a chinese holiday is paying off big for alibaba. stay tuned.
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>> today's big number is how much alibaba said it sold on single's day in china. >> it received 278 million orders, 43% coming from mobile devices. it is a big day for them. >> singles day is the holiday we told you about yesterday, which is kind of like an anti valentine's day, but turned into china's biggest shopping day of the year. last year's cyber monday added up to $1.7 billion in sales. >> the u.n. pleading with western countries to do more as the conflicts in syria and iraq
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have displaced 13.6 million people. over 3 million syrian ref fees are abroad. in iraq, close to 2 million people have been displaced this year alone, adding to the 1 million previously fleeing their holes. they say more than 190,000 people have left the country. that 13.6 million people displaced is equivalent to the population of london or closer to home, the population of the state of illinois. >> iraqi troops have recaptured beiji, home to the largest oil refinery and state t.v. it has been held by isil fighters for five months. beiji could be the launching point for future efforts to retake tikrit nearby. jamal joins us from the border. how significant are these
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advances by the iraqi army? >> they are very significant for two main reasons, one obviously because of the oil refineries there and if we take into consideration reports that come out, isil has been using these refineries to try to finance themselves and buy more weapons. if that is the case, then losing that will essentially mean they are losing finances. what's important here is to know whether the iraqi army will be able to consolidate these gains or lose the territory again. in this on going battle for control acknowledge on going conflict with isil, one side takes over a place only to lose it a few days or weeks later, so a lot of emphasis will be put on to insure that got iraqi army is able to maintain its control of the area. >> we're also hearing the kurds have made some advances. what can you tell us about that?
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that's in a battle for kobane in syria, because it's where we are here. what we understand is that the eastern part of kobane, which for the past month or so has been under the control of isil, parts of it, they have lost now to the ypg, forces backed up by the peshmerga, iraqi forces who came to help them. there is a hill top and essentially the kurds have been trying to take that to ever a vantage point for the area. there are small advancements being made in the past 24 hours. >> jamal, thanks so much for being with us. >> here to break it down is army major mike lyons. thanks for being with us. iraq's military has recaptured beiji, are they celebrating the fact the gain or the fact that the iraqis finally found some
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backbone. >> i think it's a bit of a victory lap too early. the iraqi security forces have not shown they can hold the cities. that's the concern the pentagon has, the ability to take but not hold. this has got to go on for a few more weeks. they've got to reinforce that, put people there, make sure they've held the city before claiming victory there. >> you say this is a victory lap too early, but did the coalition airstrikes play a role in this? >> i don't think they did, as much as we'd like to think. over the weekend and the last few days was only 17 of the airstrikes that's there. over the course of a battle, that's really not a lot and the battle damage assessment was just vehicles and cars. it doesn't seem there's anything more than we've seen before. the question is what's going to happen going forward. >> we talk about the military actions taking place right now inside iraq and syria, but the president and others say this is a multi-pronged attack. why aren't we hearing other prongs, who is buying this black
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market oil? >> multiple other lines in the strategy for the communications is one, the social media campaign, exactly right, the finance side, going after these individuals that are funding isis. there's nine strategic streams throughout this process, the military only has two of them. for right now, we definitely focus on the military because this is what we see. >> what would captures beiji mean for the iraq government? >> if they can reinforce it and use it as the springboard for other operations. it's far from baghdad. i would have thought they would have picked a closer city. >> about 155 miles. >> there's closer cities within anbar province. this is not even in the province. they could have picked closer cities. if they can get this and use it as a springboard, the next battle is mosul and that's going to be a lot bigger.
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>> thank you for joining us. >> a storm system in the northwest is already on its way, producing some pretty damaging winds. our meteorologist nicole mitchell joins us now. >> the same area that moved southward, part of that original weather system, there's an area of high pressure. that was funneling some high winds around it and then the next system causing that pressure to come in extra tight. some winds were clocked over 60 miles per hour. here is that next system. you can see it spiraling in the atmosphere. ahead of that, there's warm air, but because of that last system that's made the country so cold, cold air is coming in, so you have the contrast of those over lane, could lead to freezing rain and sleet. motor of this comes in for later today, but some widespread areas, the roads can get very slick as all of this moves in. >> my mother the original barber
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in tax said it is very cold. >> it is. >> the clock is ticking for a nuclear deal with iran. >> the deadline is a few weeks away. our nuclear expert joins us live from washington, d.c. >> general motors taking new steps to get dangerous cars fixed. the auto giant is reaching out to customers. >> it is beautiful and frightening at the same time, lava flowing in hawaii, the latest eruption threatening homes there. >> a boston marathon bombing survivor pens a letter to her own leg. that's one of the stories caught in our global net.
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>> you're looking live at mission control in germany, where the european space agency now keeping a close eye on the rosetta probe landing on a comet. >> riots in poland, the
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celebration turned violent. >> a journey under the sea, technology used to map underwater worlds. >> we talk live with an ebola survivor. how he recovered and advice for fighting the disease. >> two separate attacks a day on places of worship in israel, a mosque near the west bank town of ramallah was set on fire and palestinians blame israeli settlers or the attack. pleas say a petrol bomb hit an ancient son nothing in israel. >> a landmark deal over claims change. president obama and china's president agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. the president is set to arrive in myanmar within the hour. >> we are a few hours away from a major space research moment. a probe is set to land on a
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comet. the probe will dig in to the comet to investigate what it's made of. >> ferguson is on edge awaiting the grand jury decision in the michael brown case. they could decide any day now whether to indict darren wilson. the governor says he needs to be ready for whatever happens. >> these measures are not taken because we are convince that had violence will occur, but because we have a responsibility to prepare for any contingency. the public demands and i demand that. this coordinated effort will be guided by our core principles, keeping the public safe, while allowing people to speak. >> the missouri governor saying anyone moo breaks the law during a protest will be dealt with quickly and efficiently. paul brennan is in geneva,
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switzerland where michael brown's parents are appearing before a u.n. panel on torture. >> this was an important day for the families you ever ferguson. the facts that a question was actually asked of the u.s. government in relation to whether or not the policing of ferguson, the killing of michael brown amounted to torture and inhuman treatment is an important one for the family to have aired. it was only one question in a whole two hour session, but the u.n. government has to formulate some kind of response to that question in order to make the u.n. committee satisfied that the u.s. has not fallen foul of its own commitments on torture. >> the same panel is now reviewing allegations of torture by the c.i.a. and conditions at the u.s. prison at guantanamo bay, cuba. two day hearing kicked off with one of the panel's chief investigators raising a list have alleged violations, including the c.i.a.'s rendition program, including torture operations at black sites around the world.
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today, u.s. representatives are testifying about what washington has done to prevent torture since 2006. >> the deadline two weeks away for negotiators trying to reach a nuclear deal with iran. secretary of state john kerry sitting down with iran's foreign minister in ohman didn't reach a deal. moscow and tehran insist reactors will only be used for peaceful purposes. we are joined from washington, d.c. by joe casta. these gaps between washington and iran, what are the main sticking points? >> the top sticking point is enrichment and iran's enrichment capability. the united states at the outset of the negotiations was talking about iran having 1500 1500
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centrifuges. iran right now has about 10,000 centrifuges apec operating. the stream leader of iran has said by 2021, rash hopes for industrial sale capability. there's a gap on heavy reactor capability, a pathway to producing plutonium. there's a gap that remains on in experiences of iran's covert facilities and monitoring and modification regime and a disagreement over sanctions and how quickly they can be lifted. in the united states, it's more challenging to lift that sanctions that would be congressional action required to lift them, specifically those related to financial sanctions and energy sanctions. >> also there's the issue of russia.
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it's strange that we're talking about moscow now, but is russia an ally or enemy when it comes to iran? >> russia has been helpful if the p5 plus one. the timing is interesting and presents questions. earlier this month, we heard reports that there might abbreak through whereby iran would be willing to ship out large amounts of its low enriched stockpile to russia, perhaps. whether this coordination here where that these new set of reactors would be fueled by iranian fuel that would be out of country, that's one hypothesis. another is that russia is simply letting iran know what the world could be like if they coordinate close to the p5 plus one. it's interesting timing, presents a lot of questions. i think thus far, the p5 plus one has been pretty coordinated. >> i want to you listen to what
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former ambassador bill richardson had to say concerning this issue. take a listen. >> i'm concerned about this deal with iran. i supported the administration through thick and thin but i want this to be a verifiable deal and i'm worried about the little intrigues going on, about iran's intentions, about the russian saying to iran, look, we'll take care of you, we're signing nuclear deals with you, so i'm a little apprehensive. >> is he right to be skeptical? >> there's a lot to be worried about right now. there's a huge confidence gap between all parties and unquestionly, iran has cheated in the past and it's raised a lot of questions, which is why it's nuclear program is under a laser beam right now. there are a lot of issues that need to be worked out and the final deadline is november 24. my best guess is that you'll either have a general outline of some sort of an agreement or
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some sort of an extension, because these are really some hard, tricky issues that we need to continue to work through with them, but the concerns are certainly valid. >> thank you for being with us this morning. >> nato is the latest to express concern over trucks crossing the border from russia into eastern ukraine. air force general said russian trucks containing weapons and other supplies have been seen in the last few days. he is asking all sides in the conflict to respect international borders. >> in mexico, anger as protestors demand answers over the disappearance of 43 students, now missing since september. >> the investigation has been out from with false starts and missteps and now as adam reports, some families feel they're back to square one. >> a pitched battle between police and protestors. it shows the intensity of anti-government demonstrations over the case of 43 students who disappeared in september.
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the protests grew after prosecutors announced that the students had likely been killed and dumped in the landfill site. even if the students are alive, it might be too late to calm tensions. these protestors are mainly made up of teachers from a leftist union and confrontation between radical teachers in guerrero state and authorities go back years. they took over the airport and resort of acapulco. a security officer was detained by the teachers in response to the arrest of two union members. >> i'm not going anywhere. i'm not going anywhere, but i want to avoid confrontation. i want to get organized and do our work. >> later tuesday, mexicans carried out another protest, one of peace and solidarity with the students. >> the people come out here in the captain can roll and across other parts of mexico holding a
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can dell and carrying a simple message, they're tired of impunity, tired of the killing and what they want is justice. >> i asked this woman how mexico could achieve that. >> mexico needs determination, willingness, intelligence and love. that's what we need. >> the people in government want power, even if it means getting their hands bloody with in sense. we're tired. that. >> these 43 families represent the violence and insecurity that mexicans are facing. >> instead of facing that violence alone, more and more mexicans are decided to stand up and be counted. aljazeera, mexico city. >> many in the country are using twitter and you tube to show theiringer. a hash tag spanish for enough, i'm tired has been trending all week long. >> independence day in poland
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turning violent in warsaw at a halladay marsh. police used cannons to push the protestors back, firing rubber bullets. 200 people were arrested. >> spain's government rejecting an independence vote in catalonia. 2 million people took part in that non-binding referendum. catalonia's leader reached out to madrid for a binding vote but the government said no. >> the number of deaths connected to g.m.'s massive auto recall keeps climbing. g.m. will send letters to 400,000 current and former owners of recalled cars. the automakers has received 2,000 claims related to an ignition switch defect. g.m. in august said it would compensate the families of people who died. what is g.m. saying about these increased claims?
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>> general motors plans to send out more letters to the people who have owned or owned any of these recalled vehicles. the detroit automakers will in form these people about the company's victims compensation fund which so far has approved over 30 death claims. >> three months into taking in claims in the number of deaths linked to the general motors ignition switch defect cribs to rise. so far, g.m.'s victim compensation fund, which is overseen by attorney kenneth feinberg has received nearly 2,000 claims for deaths and serious injuries connected to the automakers's faulty ignition switches. the fund has approved 67 of those claims. 32 involved people who died because of the defect. that figure is much higher than the 13 deaths g.m. initially reported after launching a massive recall that came far too late.
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earlier this year, the company disclosed it was aware that its vehicles had the potential to shut off and table brakes, airbags and other features. instead of taking action, the automakers waited more than a decade to do anything about it. >> it's mind boggling that they didn't have a better grasp of what they were doing. >> ken's 18-year-old step daughter natasha and her friend were killed when the chevy cobalt they were in went off the road in st. croix, wisconsin in 1996. he recently decided to accept compensation for his loss, but says g.m. should still face criminal charges. >> upset when g.m., very much so. these are two young girls that should still be with us, there's no reason that they should have died in that car, there's no reason that car should still be on the roadways. >> of the 2.6 million vehicles recalled, not even half have been fixed.
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g.m. estimates it will cost $400 million or more to settle claims. in may, the company was fined $35 million, and more fines are possible because g.m. is still the focus of several federal investigations. >> the compensation fund will pay at least $1 million for each death claim. the fund will stop taking applications for these claims ts december 31 and there's a lawmaker out of connecticut asking general motors to lift that deadline. >> has g.m. responded to these newly public emails showing that the can was actually in a near panic before this recall even happened? >> that was a wall street journal that exposed those emails and shortly after that article was publicized, general
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motors issued a statement saying those emails are further proof that the system within the automakers was broken, and of the automakers right now reiterating that they are doing -- taking the moves, making the steps to make sure something like this doesn't happen again. morgan. >> bisi onile-ere keeping an eye on things in detroit this morning, thanks so much for being with us. >> a school bullying incident caught on camera now leading to legal action begins a mississippi high school. this is the video taken by a fellow student that shows destiny hughes hit over and over again. the school said it didn't intervene because no one told a teacher about it. the mother said the district should have done more. >> it makes you sick to your stomach to watch the videos. the school has policies against bullying and violence, but if they're not going to enforce it, then it's not worth the paper it's printed on. >> the woman will homeschool her daughters.
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she doesn't think they'll be safe at school. >> fire crews in colorado had to break through the wall of the store to rescue a man. employees heard him screaming, so called the police. authorities think he may have climbed on to the roof and fallen trying to get in the store. he may have been trapped there for days. >> only santa comes down the chimney. >> half have a making its way towards the main road in hawaii. one breakout moved 320 yards since monday, a quarter of a mile from the road. you can see that slow moving lava that it stopped for a short period of time picked up steam. >> looks like it's popping up in flames. >> other stories caught in our global net, a survivor of the boston marathon bombing who's leg was badly injured in the blast wrote a light hearted break up letter with her limb before it was amputated monday. she had 15 surgeries to restore
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function but in the end decides that amputation was the key and the only thing holding her back. she told the leg, go out for your last pedicure. >> what's interesting is right after that happened, she captioned a photo, do you ever wake up and think man, i am so glad to be alive. can you imagine that kind of positivity? >> also how you survive what you may consider to be the worst. >> the arrival of early winter weather resulted in school cancellations. one private school says the school successfully tested a virtual class, requiring students to work on lap tops from home. >> i think they should just virtually show up and see if anybody notices. the school days are sacred, leave them alone. >> kids say i'd rather give up a day now rather than summer which is when you'd have to make it
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up. >> it's just not right. >> the south china morning post reported a mishap when power employees had too much to drink and got in a fight at a bar. he threatened to unleash the wrath of the tiger, telling the power station to cut off power for repairs and yes, he did get fired and lose his job. >> that all started because they wanted that next round to be on the house and the bar did he understanders refused. >> it's all in the dark. >> exploring the underwater world in a whole new way. >> they're mapping the sea near one of the world's most famous cities. >> frozen in time, one of the earliest burial sites in north america. >> a mansion on the move, a painstakingly slow process to move this historic three story building to its new home a black away. >> denver colorado, it is just
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two degrees this morning. the average there in the 50's. you saw bisi onile-ere bundled up in detroit. yes, it is cold outside.
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>> scientists in alaska found one of the earliest burial sites in north america. >> cell tons were nearly complete. they said it sheds light on how americans cared for their dead and sent them on to the after life. >> that's interesting. >> in a weird sort of way.
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>> getting a pretty amazing look at a new way of mapping what's below the sea. we have this aljazeera exclusive: >> it looks like the opening scene of a james bond film but on the front of these underwater scooters aren't guns, mounted on each is a sophisticated camera. >> at one end of three cameras, perfectly synchronized. >> they take 1,000 panoramic pictures in 45 minutes. the team behind this has so far compiled over a million images, surveying 700-kilometers of the world's coral reefs. this survey is different, capturing the underwater world in the middle of australia's biggest city, it's mapping
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sydney harbor. back on land, the images are stitched together, a computer programming creating navigatable shots to preserve a record of the underwar world for a base line of the state of reefs and fish in years to come. it creates an open access way for anyone to see and move through pictures of what's below the surface of the sea. >> the ultimate ambition is to create a global record that engages people with these environments and allow scientists to put the policies in place for help put policies in place that will insure they are protected in the long term. >> the surveyors are teamed with going toll tie their photographic record into its new street view technology. >> viewing a computer or phone to go on a virtual journey used to have to end when the land did. now i can use these to go under
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there. >> in the bay, you can click around seahorses. a gray nurse shock. schools of yellowtail fish. the sponsor of this project is an insurance company keen to associate itself with technology that looks at change and risk. the aim is for this to become an extensive navigatable map. as oceans warm, it could become a historical record of what was once beneath the waves. aljazeera, sydney. >> researchers say half of that harbor is made up of artificial structures giving the sea life interesting places to hide and thrive. >> for something completely different, nicole mitchell joins us now with images out of denver. ok, the warmth of sydney harbor
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gives way to the snow on the streets of denver. >> of all the places getting the cold snap, denver had the most dramatic shifts. two at the airport, one is the loneliest number, that is the temperature, i have a friend who lives in talk about. she debated wearing a parka, said it was a safe decision to wear it. the high total debt a sold record. temperatures dropped that 40 degrees in three hours. can you imagine going outside just over a couple of hours and having the temperature change 40 degrees. there is light snow this morning. portions of colorado, most of the moisture with the system has wound down, a little bit of lake effect around the great lakes because of the wind, but the winds are also dipping these temperatures. while we have negatives, minus three in billings, pores of plains, we had wind chills, negative 20 and more because you add in that wind. here's what we have. denver again, just for a
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comparison in the single digits today, the high is normally in the 50's, so 50 degrees blow average, other places like chicago will stay 20 degrees blow average for days on end. there's only a sliver of warm air left. most of these places that see the cold come in, but it is going to stay in place. these colt temperatures aren't receding soon. temperatures in dallas usually close to 70 degrees, we stick in the 40's for close to a week. >> i notice you never mentioned the phrase polar vortex. >> it is a term the media has latched on to recently, though most meteorologists are going please don't ask that again. it's winter coming up, it's that time of year. >> that you can so much, nicole mitchell. >> interesting images from
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washington, a concert last night in washington. ♪ ♪ >> performers at the all star tribute to america's vets, steven speilberg, bryan cranston, tom hanks also on hand to pay tribute. >> in chicago, workers are pushing this 126-year-old mansion to a new location. the harriet reese was weighs 762 tons. it's journeying to a new location, taking two days. it is a landmark and can't be knocked down. >> slowly it moves. >> one of the biggest man made structures on earth. >> we'll tell you what it is, which tech joint just bought it and what they are planning to do with it. >> saying no to smoking, a small town taking a huge stand against
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big tobacco, but could banning sales make local jobs go up in smoke. >> we are back in two minutes when aljazeera continues. >> we live you with live images out of kobane where the battle at this hour continues. >> i'm ali velshi, the news has become this thing where you talk to experts about people, and al jazeera has really tried to talk to people, about their stories. we are not meant to be your first choice for entertainment. we are ment to be your first choice for the news. >> hundreds of days in detention. >> al jazeera rejects all the charges and demands immediate release. >> thousands calling for their freedom. >> it's a clear violation of their human rights. >> we have strongly urged the government to release those journalists. >> journalism is not a crime.
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>> an all new airplane in a once in a generation achievement of human ingenuity. >> three years late... fleet grounding... fires on the airplane... >> they're short changing
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the engineering process... >> from engineering to the factory floor... al jazeera investigates broken dreams: the boing 787 only on al jazera america >> "armageddon" playing out in real life, scientists landing a spacecraft on a comet. >> securing a landmark deal he with cline in a on climate change. president obama is landing in myanmar for the second leg of his trip. >> nurses on strike over ebola. we'll talk to a survivor about his battle with the virus. >> a november whiteout, who is
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in the cross hairs next at more than two feet of fall? falls before the first day of winter. >> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm del walters. >> i'm morgan radford. history in the making as scientists attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet. you're looking live at mission control. >> part of the expedition going off without a hitch when the probe was reds. we are live at mission control. are there indications now how that probe is doing? >> it's all going well, at least that was the last report we got here at mission headquarters. what we've seen is that that probe, the lander has been released from the spacecraft and on its way down towards the comet. it's halfway down now. it's a seven hour journey, has to drop 22 kilometers, a very small pace it falls down. they've had communications with
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rosetta and the lander in that time. it's a project that's taken almost 20 years in the planning, $1.5 billion of resources has gone into this. it's a project some said was almost ridiculous to carry off. >> the spacecraft has traveled for 6 billion kilometers in pursuit of the comet 67p. it orbits the sun once every six and a half years, passing inside the orbit of mars, but this time around, if all goes well, it will have a visitor from earth along for the ride. >> here it is, comet 67p., four kilometers wide and traveling through space at over 65,000 kilometers an hour, quite a feat to catch something like this. since august, rosetta's been orbiting the comet at close range, taking pictures where the
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scientists work out where to land the probe. they chose a flat area with good sunlight for the probe's solar panels but the com melt has little gravity. landing and keen the probe on the surface requires special technology. >> there is a risk that the lander will bounce back, so the point is to deploy, first to damp enthat landing with special landing gear, three legs with smock absorbers and instantly as it makes touchdown, deploy a harpoon with a feather that is going to be like an anchor to make sure it remains on the surface of the comet. >> the lander that scientific instruments onboard. the rocks that make up the com melt are believed to predate the formation of our solar system, something the probe will help science tests investigate. >> we're always interested in looking at the gases coming out of comets and chemistry of them,
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very primitive chemistry. we'll get close and sample a comet for the first time and do the measurements. it's a trip back in time, 4.5 billion years to the beginning of the solar system. >> scientists suggest most of the water on earth comes from comets. they may have blot complex organic molecules with them. what they find could give clues into the origin and evolution of the solar system and life on earth. >> when that lander does hit the surface of the comet, all eyes, all ears are going to be watching and hearing for a signal to see that it has actually bolted itself on tote comet. one person paying attention is my guest here, senior science
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advisor for the space agency. why thatten garnered the attention of people? >> two basic reasons, it's exploration, going somewhere we've never before, trying something we've never tried before, it's risky and ambitious. people buy into that, seeing that doing challenges things are exciting. the other side, comets lock up material from the birth of the solar system. that material could be the kind of material that's in us, the water we're made of, complex molecules we're made of. these comets are excite to go visit but could reveal real secrets about the origins of life on this planet. >> in a couple of hours, we'll see the landers arrive on the planet. would you say that is the most defining critical time? >> it's when somebody can see what's happening. we've been doing great science, at the same time preparing for landing. next year's really exciting,
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too, because a comet at the moment is quite active from the sun. wee need to land before it gets too busy. next year, it's going to get prider, the tail is going to grow. i liken it to being next to a sleeping dragon, but what you want to see is a dragon flying through the sky breathing fire. this is greet, but next year is going to be fantastic. >> there are more than 10 instruments monitoring what's going on on these two spacecraft. what are the more important scientific things that you think will come out of the experience? >> it's exactly that, taking pictures to understand how it's made, what it's built of. the landing today will grab surface on the material and say what kind of water is this, all water is not the same. there are certain isotopes in water, is that the same as we have in our oceans. these complex molecules, are they the same as the complex
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molecules in life. they work together, cameras, spectrometers, gizmos to understand what makes this comet work. >> thank you for your time and good luck in the hours ahead. we will be bringing you of course all of the latest images and the data from those satellites as we get them in the hours ahead. >> most of us still have difficulty parallel parking. fascinating to see what they're doing on that comet. >> a historic day for president obama where he's about to land in myanmar, just hours after he struck a landmark deal with china. president obama and chinese president xi announced a new agreement to take on climate change. china agreed to cult its own emissions. lets go to mike viqueira. president obama is leaving beijing with several new agreements. does this mark a new era of
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cooperation with china? >> you're right, china and the united states have been on a collision course on issues, economic and military at recent times. a new series of agreements reached between two presidents over the course of the last few days in beijing have brought hope for a new course in super power relations. >> the u.s. and china, setting aside long time differences, including cyber crime, human rights and territorial disputes between china and japan, to come together on the environment. >> we agree that we can expand our cooperation where our interests overlap or align. >> we will promote new progress in building a new tight model of major contributions between the two countries so as to bring greater benefits to our two peoples and two countries. >> for the first time, china which accounts for 30% have greenhouse gas emissions agreed to cut carbon output, hoping to reach its goal by 2030, while
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president obama despite an almost certain battle with a republican controlled congress pledged to act faster. >> i can announce that the united states has set a new goal of reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by 26-28% below 2005 levels by the year 2025. >> in marathon talks lasting five hours, the two super powers pledged to communicate better when their militaries conduct exercises in the pacific. >> the pacific ocean is broad enough toe accommodate the development of both china and the united states and our two countries would work together to contribute to security in a issue is that. >> rivalries remain with both nations pushing two different trade agreements in the region. president obama will leave apec without the trade deal he hoped to create with asian countries, excluding china. his chinese counterpart did hammer out the framework of a trade deal between the 21 member countries, a move the president praised. >> the united states welcomes
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the continuing rise of a chain in a that is peaceful, prosperous and stable, and it plays a responsible role in the world. we don't just welcome it, we support it. >> as if to punctuate that line about republicans in congress now taking over, they are in fact going to dig in their heels about any agreement the president reaches on environmental protections and reducing greenhouse gases. the incoming republican majority leader in the senate, mitch mcconnell already called this deal unrealistic, it's an unrealistic plan he says that will lead to higher utility rates in the united states. >> what are the president's plans in myanmar? >> that's a great question. he is do to land at any moment. it is a very sensitive topic, there is another international conference southeast asia nations that the president is going to be attending. otherwise, he wouldn't be making this trip to myanmar.
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remember, he was there two years ago, after the military junta there allowed free and fair elections, had freed a noble laureate. he wanted to encourage the opening there and be associated with what was an historic development and what previously was a very isolated regime. there's been back sliding on human rights, the president called before arriving in myanmar, his top deputies meeting with n.g.o.'s concerned about the persecution of the muslim minty there in parts of burma. a very touchy subject as the president lands now in myanmar, back sliding on human rights, just going forward in fits and starts here, if not actually moving backwards in myanmar. >> he is landing right now. you are looking at live pictures of the president arriving in myanmar as we speak. >> there it is. >> we are following reports of heavy fighting in donetsk in
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eastern ukraine. what you are seeing is the northern part of the city near the aren't. pro-russian separatists plan to attack two other eastern strategic cities over the next days. there is concern over the unmarked trucks carrying weapons and supplies into eastern ukraine. >> this morning, the refugee crisis in iraq and syria are getting worse. more than 13 million people have been displaced by the conflicts, many driven out by isil forces. coalition airstrikes and peshmerga have been able to hold off isil in kobane. an oil refinery is still in the hands of isil. we are live in turkey along the border with syria. the u.n. is calling on western nations to do more about the refugee crisis.
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>> just in this small border town, you see the overspill of refugees that have fled the fighting, but as deep as into istanbul, other countries, turkey hosting the most of those refugees, it seems that there hasn't been a concerted plan in order to find their way to take care of these refugees on the one hand but also in order to help bring them back in, back to their homes. most of the refugee camps here are essentially makeshift fence where people are now going into the colder, winter months. it's very difficult to see how they'll survive, so it is a severe problem, indeed. >> the emir of qatar saying u.s. led airstrikes won't be enough to defeat isil. what have you seen about these airstrikes so far that they are or are not working? >> the evidence so far is in fact that he may have a point
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and that airstrikes now having on for several weeks, yet a tiny down like kobane is still in the hands of isil fighters. we have seen oat occasional maybe couple of airstrikes on the average of a couple a day. usually they are in open areas, unless they are targeting isil fighters on the move, it's hard to see that they are hitting real installations or arms depots. either there needs to be more surveillance and in tell, maybe monitoring drones or the coalition fighting isil is going to have to seriously consider putting boots on the ground. >> aljazeera is run by the qatari government, but not influenced editorial by the emir of qatar. >> tensions nearing a bashar al assad point with palestinians and israelis this morning. a mosque was torched in ramallah.
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a malto have cocktail was thrown at an ancient synagog in israel. we are live in jerusalem. why are palestinian officials calling this a revenge attack? >> it's an important question, because it goes to the nature of the violence right now, and people on both sides fear it simply can't be stopped because of lone wolf attacks, people taking the law into their own hands, responding to each other's violence, the fear is that there is no end to that cycle of violence. in this case, the mosque that was attacked in the occupied west bank, this morning, palestinian officials there in that town saying that it's a revenge attack for a different attack on monday night by a palestinian on jewish settlers and today the accusations that the mosque attack was done by the jewish settlers who were attacked on monday night, so it's that tit for tat violence we are seeing that has people fearful that there is no end in sight. >> i want to go back to what you just membered about taking
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violence into their own hands. has israel responded to claims from abbas that its actions could launch another religious war? >> this is really the larger context of what's happening right now. president abbas accused israel of launching or could launch a religious war in rewards to the mosque. israel has restricted access to the mosque, which is known by jews as the temple mount to muslim men over 35. it closed the mosque a couple of weeks ago. that is fueling so much of the anger in the palestinian society. abbas bricking that up is not only about just the israeli-palestinian conflict, his point is that the larger middle east sees the restriction on the mosque and the increase in jewish settlers going up to the compound and right outside of it as a red line and he's worried about a larger middle east feeling anger against israel and that obviously increasing tensions here on the
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ground in israel and the occupied west bang. >> tensions at a new and dangerous level. nick schiffron live, thanks for being with us. >> michael brown's parents are in geneva this morning, they testified before a united nations committee discussing tort hour around the world. ferguson is bracing for the grand jury announcement. we have that part of the story. >> businesses on the main drag of west florissant avenue in ferguson look like they're preparing for a hurricane. even while they brace for the possibility of violence, some are trying to paint a positive picture. >> just plain with colors. i want this to be a happy scene, business as usual, but trying to protect ourselves. >> it's going to kill business. >> when can you take these down? >> they didn't tell us when to
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take them down. we got to keep them up until they tell us it's safe to take the boards down. >> barbershop owner said customers are afraid to come to ferguson. business is down 50% from before the shooting. he says he has no choice but to protect the shop. >> the insurance companies are forcing us to board up or they won't cover damage to the business. >> the community is bracing for what may call the grand jury decision in the michael brown case. the prosecutor's office said that could come in mid to late november. there is a sense of uneasiness on the streets. if dern wilson, the police officer who killed michael brown is not indicted, some fear violence more than the details that erupted after the shooting. the police department stocked up on equipment, spending $50,000 on riot gear and $30,000 to replenish pepper spray, smoke canisters and rubber bullets. law enforcement have plans
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underway. >> these measures are not being taken because we're convince that had violence will occur but because we have a responsibility to prepare for any contingency. >> the public demands and i demand that. there effort will be guided by our core principles, keeping the public safe while allowing people to speak. >> activists feel the underlying causes are not being addressed. >> we prepare by being aware of those things but not deterred by them and exercising our rights at american citizens. >> as they await the grand jury decision, they continue communication with authorities. >> scientists are preparing for a landmark moment in space. you are looking live at mission control in germany. >> they are on pins and needles, about to land the spacecraft on a comet. we'll talk to a former space station commander after the break. >> you've seen waterfall before.
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call this juan lava fall, a red hot river of liquid fire creeping closer a understand closer to more homes in hawaii. >> a daring rescue caught on tape, just one of our videos from citizen journalists around the world.
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>> pandemonium in poland, police clashing with protestors in warsaw. nationalist groups marching through the city to mark the anniversary of polish independence. >> angry demonstrators in mexico set fire to the headquarters of the socialist political party, demonstrations over 43 students missing since september. they are believed to have been killed after turned over to mexican gang members by local police authorities. >> a city employee veered off the rod, landed in the creek and got stuck behind the wheel. a group of movers spotted the
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vehicle and pulled the driver to safety. first they had to cut his seatbelt with a pocket knife. >> a heroic rescue. there is a lot going on this morning. an epic journey going on now. the probe is a few hours away from landing on a comet. it separated after a 10 year journey. scientists have never before tried a landing like this, so lets call it history in the making. >> a former astronaut and space station commander joins us. leroy, this could be the first time the spacecraft has really landed on a comet, so why is this particular mission so crucial to the space program? >> right, well this mission is going to do a number of things as you pointed out. this will be the first time a lander has landed on a comet. that in itself is pretty intense and difficult to do. the com melt itself only has the diameter of approximately four kilometers, so doesn't have
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much gravity and the lander's going to shoot a harpoon into it to pull itself down and use the. >>s on the legs to screw itself on to the surface. the chemicals that form the building blocks of life, could they have come from comets? nationals of this kind will help shed light on questions. if it looks like the building blocks of life and water come from comets, it's possible that it could happen other places in the universe and other planets as well. design activities believe they will unlock the secrets to the solar system, rose set at a
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stone. >> it will contribute to the knowledge of how science and life might have formed and how things fit together here in the cosmos. it's not going to answer everything, but it's one step at a time and this is a pretty big step. even technically landing on a comet is a pretty neat thing. >> leroy, will it jeopardize future space missions if it fails? we just so you the virgin clack particular crash and then the recent rocket explosion. how risky is this? >> there is always risk of mission failure. there is going to be a lot of nail-biting here as the lander is on its way down to the surface. from it's release several hours ago, it's going to be seven hours before it reaches the surface. the cold gas system may not have initiated properly, which is going to not cripple, but will hinder the capabilities of lander, so we're keeping our 15ers crossed. if it fails, that's the price of exploration. if everything was 100%
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guaranteed, it wouldn't be called exploration. we've done as much planning, the european space agency that done as much planning as they can for this mission. it's been 10 years in the making. it takes a half hour to get a signal out there, 500 million kilometers away. it's pretty amazing, even so. >> this mission began in 2004, has cost $1.75 billion, so you think it's going to work. i guess the question is as a former space shuttle commander yourself, do you one day see a human pilot doing exactly the same thing? >> actually i was a space station commander, but i was on three shuttle missions, as well. yeah, i do, i think sometime in the future, you'll see astronauts doing these kind of maneuvers, not necessarily to a comet 10 years away, but you're going to see astronauts flying in formation with objects and
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perhaps landing on them. we're going to learn operation ally from this mission just on the landing phase, just to see how well the mechanism's designed to land this lander on the surface of a small oblige with very small levels of gravity. we're going to learn a lot. >> thank you so enough for joining us this morning, leroy. >> a concern over ebola prompts nurses in the united states to walk off the job. >> 20,000 of them right now on strike in northern california. they say they weren't properly trained to deal with ebola patients. all of this coming as the last american with the virus is now in and out hospital. >> we have more on that. new york city was celebrating the successful treatment of its very first ebola patient. >> i know. big day for the city and country, as well. dr. spencer is waking up in a comfortable bed this morning after enduring thee weeks in a hospital where he bat would the ebola virus. craig spencer was beaming on tuesday, all smiles as he walked out of bill view hospital.
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he got plenty of hugs. >> on tuesday, the doctor praised the people who nursed him back to good health. >> my early detection, reporting and now recovery to the ebola speaks to the effectiveness of the protocols that are in place for health staff returning from west africa. i am a living example of how those protocols work. >> he is a nice guy, and he joked with they will in hospital all the time. good news for him, as well. when doctors announced on tuesday. his girlfriend is no longer quarantined from ebola, so he's out, she's out, celebrations all around. >> i like that. celebration in the streets of new york. thanks so much for joining us. >> coming up after of the break, we'll talk about one of the most difficult jobs you can imagine. >> aljazeera spends a day in the life of an ebola burial squad in
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liberia. >> we'll talk to a journalist who contracted ebola, a survivor joins us live. >> an impressive piece of technology that detects gunfire and alerts police is already being used by the u.s. military. for the first time, it's inside a united states school. >> on the subject of guns, a new record for the number of firearms found in carry on bags at u.s. airport. how many of those guns were loaded. >>
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fukushima power plant. >> a look at the stories we're following this morning. the historic mission in space, scientists trying to land the rosetta probe on a comet. the probe departed the orbiter overnight, expected to land 11:00 this morning eastern time. >> the parents of michael brown are in geneva, switzerland today speaking before a panel. the governor of missouri will call out the national guard if needed when the grand jury announces a decision. >> nurses are protesting patient care in the united states. protests by nurses in 15 states are planned for later today. >> in west africa, the ebola virus has infected more than 13,000 people. five have died. the volunteers have the grim task of removing the bodies.
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>> >> a group prayer before they begin another difficult day. this red cross burial team based on the liberian capitol has been called to a house in the outskirts of the city. the body of a young man called robert has been left in an outhouse. >> this is an infectious disease. we are concerned if you don't follow the protocol, you could be infected and be a victim of the situation. >> around 500 trained burial teams are needed to bring the epidemic under control. in the three worst-hit countries, there are only 140, and many of those doing the difficult and dangerous job are volunteers.
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>> i love my people, seeing them die there has terrified me he a lot. >> the truck is full by the end of the day. the bodies aretain to acre ma tore yum and disposed of without ceremony. specialist treatment centers are another line in the fight against the virus. recovering from ebola, she now works as a volunteer helping to care for the sick. >> ebola, if you have it, you feel like it's a sickness --
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>> in a densely populated area, a man is spotted hiding on a rooftop. fear is running high, and his neighbors suspect he has ebola and have threatened to take matters into their own hands. the man agrees to come with health workers to the hospital. there are signs the number of new cases might be going down, but experts say it's just too early to say whether progress has been made or if the worst is still to come. aljazeera. >> joining us now to share insights about his recovery is a cameraman who worked in liberia. he joins us from rhode island.
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he has done work for aljazeera, as well in the past. we are glad you are with us this morning. you're not entirely sure how you contracted the virus. when did you learn that you had it and what was your first reaction? >> well, i received a test at the doctors without borders facility in monrovia a day after i first became feverish. i had a moment when the doctors informed me that i had been infected with the ebola virus and i felt, i think in a fairly predictable sense, terrified. i had been around people who had this virus for weeks, and i'd seen just how fast it can kill and i was scared -- >> -- how you got it? >> i wish i knew. >> still don't know. >> i was around very sick people doing a lot of have views and filming and things like that. i think somebody just touched a surface somewhere and i must have touched it and picked it
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up. >> doctors say this is a virus where things get real bald before they get better. was it like that and if so, what was bad like and when did you know he were getting better? >> the worst past is people get symptoms where they lose fluids through vomiting and having to go to the bathroom repeatedly. that can quill you fairly quickly. when your body deheight traits, the organs shut down. i was in a very good western hospital, receiving top-notch medical care. what you see with people is when they hit that place, they're oftentimes in a treatment center where they can't get an i.v. or supportive care, so they can deteriorate and die quickly. for me, i ran very high fevers, it was 104 degrees at one point. i was weak, i couldn't really walk, pains in my muscles. it's almost like the worst flu that you can imagine and then
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comes with the stomach symptoms, as well. >> i was on the ground there, i know exactly what has hospital is like. dr. craig was released from the hospital yesterday and kaci hickox sparked the controversy about whether workers should be quarantined. where do you stand on this issue? >> i think that when it comes for returning health workers who perform the admirable and very, very challenging task of treating ebola patients in west africa, i think it's very important not to stigmatize them when they come back. they have to reintegrate into their lives and jobs. i understand the fear. this is a terrifying disease. i understand that fear more than motor people do, but so far, i think trusting the science and trusting these health workers to monitor themselves has worked out pretty well. i think if you look at craig spencer, there's a lot of fear out there that he might have
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infected someone when he first got sick but that hasn't been the case. i think these really oppressive quarantine rules that are going to make it harder to convince health workers to go out to west africa are not useful, for me, i think -- >> you defended your colleague at nbc, why? >> i knew that nancy wasn't going to get sick. i knew the contact that me and nancy had was so limited that we were never within a three-foot radius of each other, so i felt like she was making a decision at the time that i'm sure a lot of people could criticize, but they wouldn't know what they would do in her position. i know nancy to be a responsible jurist. i liked working with her. i don't know her that well, but i felt the need to stand up for her, because i knew that she wasn't at risk. i was just her assistant
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cameraman. i had no interaction with her, really. >> released well from the hospital yesterday, as somebody who has gone through that same thing, what is it going to be like for him the first few days? >> i think he better be prepared for a whole lot of media attention. when i first got out, i had 18 trucks parked out in front of my house. i think that that in addition to the physical symptoms that come along with it, two week, three week hospital stay are tough at first, but from what i understand of craig, he's a strong person. i think we have a couple of friends in common and he sounds like he's got a good spirit and strong heart and i think he's going to recover just fine. he he's going to be fired for along the while, definitely not going to want to go to the gym at first and he'll notice he lost a lot of weight and his muscles aren't as strong as before, but i think craig is going to do just fine. i'm so happy that he recovered and i can't wait to hear from him. i can't wait to meet him, actually. >> i've been to liberia and in a
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very real sense, americans who travel there quarantine themselves from the rest of liberia. i saw it in that package that preceded you, we don't live among them but when workers who come home are angry because they are treated the same way. is there a double standard the way we treat liberians on the ground and back in the u.s.? >> i didn't understand it. >> we separate ourselves from the liberians, don't live among them. >> who's we? >> some people that traveled there. >> ok. some people who travel there. actually, a great many expats that i know immigrated as much as possible into liberian society so i definitely wouldn't agree -- i didn't quarantine myself from liberians and i think people who approach the country like that miss valuable opportunities to interact with some of the most amazing people i ever met. >> i asked you that question because i wanted you to point
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that out. people live among the population, devil in deeply and don't want to be treated differently when they come back to the united states. we thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you so much. >> radiation link to the fukushima nuclear disaster in japan has been collected showing the same kind of radioactive material introduced to the ocean during the meltdown. scientists say the levels are too low to pose a health risk to humor marine life. >> a school in massachusetts is rolling out a new system to deal with an active shooter on campus. >> it's a gunshot warning similar to those used by military and police departments across the country. we have more. >> when a school shooting takes place, there is a lot of confusion, students and staff often don't realize the sounds
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are gunshots and police on scene don't immediately know where the shooting is taking place. this system is designed to help. >> with students out for veterans day, officials at a grammar school north of boston stage add mock school shooting to demonstrates its new shooter detection system. >> it is the same technology deployed over 10,000 times in iraq and afghanistan to detect and identify gunfire directed at our troops. >> two microphones listen for the sound of gunfire. it has sensors that defect the muzzle flash of the weapon. we aggregate the information that goes to a software program that sends that information via email and sends the screen shot, the locations you saw on the map
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to go directly to every teacher, administrator and policemen so they know where the shooter is located. >> nine with unone calls to police aren't enough. >> the time to be in a panic state and call 911 and explain who you are, where you're located, try to get that message through can take 8-12 minutes. we look at instances lasting 10-12 minutes total. if you look at the time saving, that's going to save lives. >> it's not lost on school officials that putting military surveillance technology in schools will have some asking has it come to this. >> it's a sad statement, but the world has changed and we to have think outside the box and it's all about protecting the students. >> depending on the size of the facility, these systems can cost between $20,000 and $100,000. the manufacture gave it to the grammar school for free. now schools in other states plan to use the technology, too.
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>> it was a record-breaking year for gun seizures at u.s. airports. nearly 2,000 firearms were discovered in carry on bags. 1500 were loaded. dallas/fort worth international airport topped the list with 104 weapons found. we have live in dallas. the t.s.a. said 61 firearms have been discovered this month alone, so what is going on? >> the t.s.a. chalk this up to people's forgetfulness. they say the vast majority of not passengers with ill in tent, but take these at threats and take them seriously. people found with loaded, oftentimes weapons in their carry-on luggage, now 20% of these people are arrested, many are cited and face up to $7,500 fine. from the t.s.a. as well as any local laws that may be
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enforceable, so it is continuing a public awareness campaign, basically reminding folks of the rules, which say you can carry a weapon with you, but it has to be in your checked bag, cannotting loaded and must be in a sealed and locked container. it is important to remind folks with the context. the t.s.a. screens 1.8 million people a day in the united states. they fined less than 10 guns. >> what that is to those passengers who are found with guns lying around in their carry-on bags? >> they are subject to fines of $7,500, possibly, and the t.s.a. says they give these passengers the benefit of the doubt once they assess there is no immediate risk. they hand them over to local law enforcement and from there it depends which city they're arrested in and what laws may apply. >> thanks so much for being with
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us. >> aviation also on the minds of those at google at an air field in california. the price tag is more than a billion dollars. the plans for that huge place aren't clear yet. >> federal officials announced this week that they've chosen a subsidiary of google to restore the former military air strip in silicon valley. it may get a small building in part of the deal. did i say small? i meant one of the largest free-standing structures in the world. hangar one was built in the 1930's to house blimps. it's so enormous that on a stormy day, you could close the days and keep eight full acres of land dry. it has its own weather system. the ceiling has been known to
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collect fog on the right kind of day. what does one do with a 350,000 square food play ground? you could have a football game or six of them simultaneously. you could have it the city of baton rouge to dinner. you could have a nascar race inside. everybody could be in shorts. you could have dinosaur fights, nobody would know. google likes to do things in secret and this is the perfect place to close the doors and build anything they can think of away from the prying eyes and cameras of the outside world. >> this is big. it cost nasa $6 million a year to maintain the facility. >> there is another senate seat in republican control come january. this time, it's in alaska where dan sullivan has the final results giving him an 8,000 vote advantage. that's the same margin he was lead big on election night.
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still no response from his opponent who refuses to concede until all the ballots were counted. the republicans have a three seat majority in the senate. >> much of the midwest at a standstill after the early season blast. >> nicole mitchell's been tracking that storm for us. what is on the way? >> most of the country talking about this storm today, because some places, as much as 50 degrees below average temperatures and some other places, as many as three feet of snow. this is michigan, the winter for the snow, especially the u.p. widespread a foot or more. outside of marquette, one location reporting 36 inches, that is three feet. >> lingering behind this system, areas of lake effect snow. the system moisture, a couple spotty showers in the northeast, that would be more rain showers, but the cold air has really settled in, minus two in billings but we have minus negatives, teens, 20s because of winds. this is just 24 hours.
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it was even more before that, but places like chicago have dropped 30 degrees. you look at the windy city, also the cold city, average temperatures run 50. we're going to stay in the 30's the next couple days. it's not just that it got cold, it's going to stick around for such a long period of time. >> so cold, time to break out the winter jackets. >> a small town not just banning smoking. >> they're actually getting rid of tobacco altogether. a business owner said the ban goes too far. >> lava moving down a mountain in hawaii, where the flow is headed now.
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>> >> a tobacco ban could cost jobs. >> rows and rows of cigarettes line the shelves at the vincent's country store, but soon could be wiped out. the town of westminster is
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mulling a plan to ban all tobacco sails. health officials face a tough fight, the biggest challenge coming from local merchants. >> we're expecting people are going to make measures out of town and while out of town, they'll buy gas and stop for food, patronize all other businesses while they're in the other towns, which is going to force businesses in westminster to close. >> vincent brown is starting a petition against the proposal. he's collected hundreds of signatures so far. not everyone in town is on brown's side. >> i'm cool with it. i think smoking's terrible. i have three little boys. it's cool to see them not -- i'd like to see the time where they grow up where cigarettes aren't a part of their daily life. >> the board of health is opening up debate for residents to have their say. >> i don't think it's going to result in what they want and i
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also think it is impeding on a business's freedom to sell things that are legal. >> they may be legal, but they're also harmful. if nothing is done, the surgeon general warrants millions of young kids who smoke will die from that habit. >> michael manages westminster liquors and joins us. good morning to you, michael. can you tell us how important are tobacco sails to your livelihood? >> our liquor store sells about 6% to 7% of our yearly sales are tobacco revenue. 18% to 20% of our yearly revenue will be lost because of this ban. it affects us very greatly. >> those in favor of the ban say these products target kids, bubble gum flavored cigars, electronic cigarettes and these
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smokeless poe bako items that resemble sick tacks. would you agree that it keeps kids from picking up a habit that the surgeon general says leads to death? >> i don't think so. people who smoke are going to quilt when they're ready to stop smoking. i mean, there's other ways that they can go about doing this. the cause is just, nobody argues that, but there's so many other things they could do about it. >> you mentioned stopping smoking, though, what about those who say lets prevent them from even starting? >> you know, i don't know what to say. people -- really they're going after the retailers more than anything when the boards of health should be getting together and going after the tobacco companies and advertising that they go after. in essence, they're only harming
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the retailers and the small businesses in the town. >> earlier on this year, drug store chain c.v.s. stopped selling tobacco products. if this ban gets implemented, do you think it will be time to reinvest your business model to sort of keep up with the times? >> i mean yeah, but i mean, we're a small town. it's very hard to like to capture people, capture the transient population that westminster has. there's only like 7,000 people. most of our customers people who come in every day and we have like them making up a huge part of our business. losing them, we are talking about more than like relooking at our business model. we're talking about possibly leaving the business altogether. it's going to be hard to sustain a business with -- like this.
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>> thanks so much, michael. >> the lava on the move in hawaii, making its way down the hill sides. one stream moved more than 220 yards since monday, still quarter a mile from the town's main road. >> the parents of michael brown are in geneva addressing a u.n. committee investigating torture. their son was shot and killed by ferguson missouri police officer darren wilson. his father explained why they made that trip. >> we came here to the u.n. to get justice for our son. i think that it couldn't be a better place. we want to thank you all for having us. >> a grand jury is expected to decide this month whether to indict officer wilson for brown's death. that's it for us here in new york. >> have a great morning.
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