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another clue in the search for airasia flight 8501 - crews find more parts of that plane. weather continues to hamper the search plus the final tribute to a fallen policeman, thousands of police from around the nation say goodbye to the second n.y.p.d. officer gunned down in the line of duty and retaliatory measure - israel freezes money intended for the palestinians after they
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decided to join the criminal mike huckabee farewells his viewers and opens the door to a white house run in 2015 welcome to al jazeera america thank you for spending your sunday morning with us. divers reaching the wreckage of airasia, had to return because of almost zero visibility. five chunks of the plane have been found 100 feet long. the biggest is 60 feet long. weather triggered the crash with ice likely causing severe engine damage. ross shimabuku is here with more. ross officials seem to pinpoint the crash before really finding those black bombs. >> indonesia's meter logical agency released the report before saying it was trapped in
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bad weather. they stopped short of identifying it as the main cause of a fatal crash. >> reporter: divers successfully reach the suspected fuse large of airasia zchltqz8501 they did not get to stay long. the bottom of the sea is covered with mud, underwater cameras were not working. >> the current was 2km per aurks the underwater device cannot take photos. >> reporter: the airasia crashed on its way from surabaya indonesia to singapore. 162 were on board. officials believe when they find the fuselage it may lead to new bodies. ships and planes are helping. u.s.s. "fort worth" arrived on seat. high-tech censors are combing the waters to see beneath the
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waves. >> we rely on radar, son areas, helicopters and personnel with using your eyes looking out for debris. if it is a race against time to find the plane, the black botches and victims. with each day it's more difficult to identify the bodies. >> that is something the families of victims are grabbling with. more than 1,000 workers came to a church that lost 46 members from 14 families. >> as of now, more than 30 bodies have been recovered. meanwhile, airasia is under investigation. the route from surabaya to singapore is grounded. officials say the airline was flying without a permit last sunday when flight qz8501 rashed. >> still a lot of unanswered
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questions. police officers from around the county in new york city remembered a slain officer. wenjian liu was one of two officers killed. his funeral begins in a few short hours. service for his partner officer rafael ramos was held last week. courtney kealy is live in new york where wenjian liu's funeral was set to take place. you were at the wake for officer wenjian liu yesterday. what has the mood been like? >> it's a tragic circumstance. officer li is a child, a newly wed, 32 years old. he was here 20 years of the day after he was shot. his partner was laid to rest. last night it was rainy, cold as people made their way into the funeral home.
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in some ways it's the ultimate assimilation into america, new york, to become a police officer, and obviously he was so proud and he was so proud for his home family. and so unnecessary. >> that was governor cuomo who came out to speak to the public. praising the officer, calling for the service. he was the kind of american that came and served his country. again, it will be a sad day here for n.y.p.d. officer. >> the n.y.p.d. sent a department-wide memo calling on the officers not to protest. is it unusual for him to send such guidance? >> well as you know there has been tensions across the country since ferguson and what's here it was a month ago, four weeks ago that we covered tens of
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thousands taking to the streets, protesting the grand jury in staten island new york city choosing not to indict eric garner. and that has made tensions ratchet up between mayor bill de blasio the new york police department because he campaigned for new york police department reform against the officers of he said his son dante - he is half black. it did not sit rite with the n.y.p.d. unions they turned their back on mayor bill de blasio. hundreds of them a sea of tens of thousands for officer rafael ramos's funeral. he was booed at a police cadet graduation. police commissioner made it clear that he's not happy, saying it's a sign of disrespect, that now is a time for grieving not grievances. >> it will be interesting to see how they react to mayor bill de
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blasio's presence. courtney kealy in brooklyn new york thank you jury selection for boston marathon bombing suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is expected to begin monday. a defense request to delay the start was rejected. the motion did not meet requirements. 1200 jurors have been summoned to appear and that process is to take two weeks. the family of an alleged al qaeda leader detained in new york is blaming the u.s. for his death. abu anas al-liby was due to go on trial in a few days. he was to face terrorism charges for embassy attacks in africa. he died days after being taken to a hospital in d.c. his sons say the u.s. neglected his help. >> translation: we hold the u.s. government responsible for the
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death are our father. abu anas al-liby han on the u.s. wanted list for 10 years and pleaded guilty binyamin netanyahu is vowing retaliation over the palestinians over a bid to join the international criminal court. he met with his cabinet to discuss a move. they said they would freeze $100 million meant for the palastinian authority. charles stratford has more. >> reporter: the war lasted 50 days and left 2,500 palestinian civilians dead. israel said it was targetting hamas tunnels used to smuggle weapons into the palestinian territory. it was responding to hamas rocket fire. 72 israeli died in the war, all but six from soldiers. now the palestinian government is applying to choose the criminal court. israel says it will withhold
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$127 million of tax revenue. >> this month they won't be able to play the schools, hospitals, milk bread, banks. it shows that this is an ogs. -- this is an occupation. when it comes to employing and exercising elective punishment they are affecting 4 million palestinians - starving them because they want to act with impunitive. >> the bid for membership at the i.c.c. hinders efforts to restart peace talks. >> we need to protect the derailing of settle: it can be reached by negotiating, not mutual complains to the criminal court. if the palestinians make
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complaints israeli will make complipt about the palestinians. members of the community accuse the palestinian government of using the criminal court as a political tool. >> it's disturbing to here the israeli government's attempts to punish palestine for effectively signing up to a process which is based on a rule of law. it's also hypocritical of the international community to actually say that this is - is not conducive to the peace process. we don't normally punish states for signing up. >> the u.s. says the palestinian move to join the i.c.c. could have implications. israel accuses hamas of committing war crimes such as using civilians for committing human shields. israel's military campaign flattened thousands of
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palestinian homes and destroyed an economy that had already suffered years under israel's blockade. rebuilding gaza could take decades. refusing to pay the palestinian government vital tax renew will make that harder. >> this is not the first time that israel delayed payment to palestinians as a sign of displeasure. the same thing happened in 2012 when the u.s. decided to recognise palestine as a nonmember state an american healthcare worker is en route to nebraska where the patient will be kept under observation. so far it's showing no sign of illness. a british woman who contracted ebola is in critical condition. pauline cafferty has been given an experimental drug there's not been much improvement. she was diagnosed after returning from sierra leone.
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the death toll from the outbreak is more than 8,000 much west africa blunting the tragedy. 1700 people died from the virus in kinnee and in neighbouring sierra leone. 2100 deaths with ebola. over 1,000 died. 20,000 in west africa currently are at risk fires are wreaking havoc in australia. more than 30 homes have been destroyed as 800 firefighters battle the push fires. winds are making it difficult for crews to contain the raging flames and officials confirmed the destruction of 12 homes. but for more on the storms tracking the nation we turn to meteorologist kevin corriveau. tornado warnings? >> yes, in alabama. i'll show you in a few moments. we have the damage from yesterday's tornados and i want to show you this in parts of miz
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sippy. i want to show you severe weather into the evening. there was six reported. we think the confirmation was between 2-3 tornadoes, it depends on what the national weather service says. a lot of tornados were destroyed. it could be e f2 to e f3 tornado, putting it into the mid range. let's look at what is happening in the south-east of alabama. we are looking at a tornado warning, effect. this will continue to 7am central time. we have another 50 minutes on this one. up here towards northern georgia, we are talking about flash flooding. this is the boundary. these are the storms we thing will produce the tornados. along the front will be severe weather, wind and hail damage.
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this will continue. >> add a name to the list of gob candidate to the white house. last night mick huckabee stepped down from his post at cbs news. in 2008 hubbinga be ran for the white house. >> edward brook passed away the first african-american to be popularly elected in the senate in 1956. he represented massachusetts for two terms, ending in 1979. in 2009 he received a congressional gold medal. the highest for a civilian. brook led app extraordinary life of public service. >> he was once called the copacabana but now it's a health hazard. why the people here are
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suffering industrial waste and an accident at sea - a ship runs aground forcing the rescue of dozens of crew members. >> myanmar celebrates its independence for the first time in 8 years.
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>> sunday night. >> 140 world leaders will take the podium. >> get the full story. >> there is real disunity in the security council. >> about issues that impact your world. >> infectious diseases are a major threat to health. >> "the week ahead". sunday 8:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. a major salvage operation is under way off the isle of white as a transporter ship ran agrouped. coast guard ocircumstantials airlifted 25 -- officials airlived 25 to hospital. the efforts to refloat the ship was not a lost cause. investigators in italy are digging through the ship
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abandoned by human traffickers. 450 syrian migrants were dropped on board without crew. the officials say the ship was built to transport cattle. look at this. police believe the smugglers pocketed $3 million on that trip alone. >> the bay of hahn was a popular place with beautiful standee beaches. as nicholas haque reports, years of waste dumped into the ocean transformed it into an environmental disaster. >> reporter: this beach was famous for its beauty it was the copacabana of the area. it was where people came to escape the city. so sunbathe swim and enjoy fresh, clean air. look at it now. some in the neighbourhood are trying to clean it. they can't stop this. what started off as a slow trickle of domestic sewerage
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turned into a dream of industrial waste poured into the ocean. slaughter house, tan ris and factories use the bay as a dumping site. the stench is unbearable. this woman started to clean the beach when she realised it was making the children sick. >> they suffer diarrhoea and respiratory problems. we have to take it to the doctor. >> i took a sample of watering taking it to a government lab for testing. results are astounding. >> the level of organic matter is 10 times above international standards. it contains high levels of mercury and cadmium. they are chemicals damaging the system. this is not just polluted it's poisonous. billions of litres are released into the ocean, slowly killing wild lie. the level of pollution is illegal. none of the factory owners have been fined or prosecuted.
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>> they employ thousands and are a contributor to the economy. we need a long-term solution. >> france and the e.u. are funding the instruction of a water filter. it will increase the quality of the water but not stop the pollution, taking years to build. this woman believes too many are comfortable living with pollution. not enough character to preserve the beach the hann pay has bacterial levels 17 times higher than the world health organisation standard set myanmar is celebrating independents today in what hasn't been seen in decc sads. -- decades. myanmar stopped having event in 1962. it's on the road to democracy,
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and will hold parliamentary elections in the fall. president obama condeprat utilitied the people of -- congratulated the people of myanmar. >> coming up a might against dancer. technology that could make treating the disease easier and less expensive. a tax determiny tortoise a face of extinction is heading home. conversation
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you are getting a live look at brooklyn new york where furniture services in a couple of hours will be held for fallen new york officer wenjian liu. he was killed more than a week ago when a man opened fire on him and his partner when they were sitting in the squad car. his partner was laid to rest. we have more live in brooklyn in our 8 o'clock hour. scientists in germany are looking to expand a cancer treatment, using high energy particles to destroy malignant sells. scientists are hoping to target tumours within a body. >> gerhard spent his life developing a technique known as ion bean cancer treatment. he has explored how they can be
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energized and used to target cancer cells. the technique was so effective that 90% of patients with deep-seated brain tumours fully recovered. the main interaction with the tissue around is at the end. you can go somewhere in and do something in the end. it's like a knife which is very sharp, and in between you don't see it at all. >> particles work well in treating tumours, and parts of the body like the brain which can be held still, but many tumours appear in the body in areas like the lungs and the liver. they continuously move inside a patient. that's why scientists are developing a new technique which tracks the movement of the tumor during therapy. >> they had used a robot to emulate the movement of a lung tumor inside the patient's chest. the particle beam tracked the
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movement of the cancer and delivered a precise and targeted dose of radiation where it was needed. >> going to the real patient everything is more difficult. in the set up here for example, you could see from the outside, you could follow the robot movement and see what is happening. of course from the patient, the tumor is on the inside so you can't see what is going on. >> using motion tracking technology the referencers are developing ways to match the movement of internal organs like the lungs with points on the outside of the body while checking that the beam is on target. researchers say the technique, once perfected, will cost less than a third of the price of chemotherapy and little or no side effects and be more effective. >> if the technology would be more common in the rich countries, it will be cheaper and spread to less rich countries. snow the machine cost around 120 million and has the capacity
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to treat 10,000 people over five years and could be used to treat other conditions and replace traditional surgery. the teams say the technique demonstrates how advances and particle physics and computer technology can play a part in the ongoing fight against cancer. >> doctors in the u.s. say the biggest barrier to setting up ion treatment centers is financial. >> time for a check on the weather, and a big temperature swing for some parts of the country. what are we looking at? >> for us now, we see a switch in the temperature compared to yesterday. new york is at 45 degrees, 11 degrees warmer than 24 hours ago at this time. most of the north-east of course is seeing a big warm up. with that we see a lot of nasty weather. yesterday we saw a mix of rain. we are dealing with a lot of snow up to the north it will be rain to the south.
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it will last all day long. for the north-east we are talking about the northern new england states. winter storm warnings are in effect continuing throughout the day. the highs - believe it or not, 60 degrees in new york city. >> thank you so much. the museum of natural history in new york will not quite be the same starting tomorrow. today is the final day of a special exhibit, a taxidermy exhibit known as lonesome george the face of extinction. he is the last of a subspecies studied by charles darwin. al jazeera's kristen saloomey has more. >> reporter: he's known as lonesome george the last-known pinta island tortoise on earth. he was discovered on the galapagos island at a time when scientists believed the subspecies was extinct. >> the tortoises had not been heavily exploited or collected
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hundreds offies ago, we may have it here. it's a message about being good stewards of our planet. >> brought to new york after his death in 2012, it took a taxi determinist a year to expand the skin and shell. replacing the organs with foam. they'll soon be back home in ecuador, gone but not forgotten. he has become a symbol of what the world lost. tell me the fate is no unique. dozens of species go extinct every day. >> this is lonesome george attempts to find him a mate. although he may be gone the legacy lives on. >> we read the story. it's what it means, no more than certain types of animals. they all tide.
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>> to have opportunities to say it. it's wonderful. >> there are a lot of talks about things going extinct. >> reporter: teaching a new generation about the fragility of life on earth. lonesome george was believed to be more than 100 years old when he died. coming up in the 8 o'clock hour - fighting the flu. why this season is being called an epidemic and what you need to know to keep your family safe. plus back on track, how a 4-decade old railway line is breathing new life into the economy. keep it here i'm morgan radford, and i'm back with the 8 o'clock hour of al jazeera america. you can follow us on twitter or online. stay tuned. see you in a moment.
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sh >> "consider this". the news of the day, plus so much more. >> we begin with the growing controversy. >> answers to the questions no one else will ask. >> why did so many of these people choose to risk their lives? >> antonio mora, award winning and hard hitting. >> people are dying because of this policy. >> there's no status quo just the bottom line. >> what is the administration doing behind the scenes? >> real perspective. "consider this". monday through thursday, 10:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america.
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new clues into what may have caused airasia 8501 to crash. as investigators spot another piece of downed plane. the worst wildfires, firefighters continue to battle them in south australia, and they are getting a little help from mother nature an emotional day in new york city as hundred gather for a time tribute to a fallen officer. president obama wraps up the vacation and plans to hit the
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road to push a message as republicans were prepared to take or congress. good morning, welcome to al jazeera america, thank you for joining us i'm morgan radford. mohlingy officials from -- meteorology officials in indonesia are blaming the weather for bringing down the plane, saying ice likely caused engine damage. the plane from surabaya to singapore went down in the java sea with 162 on board. officials are hopeful, spotting a 5th large piece. ross shimabuku is here with more. have they been able to confirm the suspicion? >> unfortunately they have not, morgan, because the bad weather continues. rescue workers will have to wait for continues to improve before trying to reach what they believe is a crash site at the bottom of the java sea. divers tried to confirm the five large objects were the downed plane, one is about 60 feet
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long. divers had to turn back almost immediately because of poor continues - the weather one against frustrating searchers. >> translation: two divers have been down but the visibility was zero it was a complete darkness in a sea covered by sludge. according to the estimation the velocity reached 3-5km. officials found one more body. making at least 31 bodies recovered of 162 on board. most of the bodies found have not been identified. each day that passes makes identification more difficult. meanwhile, at an indonesian church a sombre service. more than 1,000 worshippers prayed for the victims. the churn was devastated by the gas. 46 members were on the doomed jet. airasia between surabaya and singapore were grounded. the airline is under
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investigation as officials say it did not have permission to fly that route the day the jet crashed. >> ross shimabuku, thank you a slain new york city police officer is being remembered this morning, and police officers from across the country are in brooklyn for wenjian liu's funeral, beginning in a few short hours. he was one of two n.y.p.d. officers killed in an ambush while sitting in the squad car. services for wenjian liu's partner were held last week. courtney kealy is in brooklyn new york where lieuwenjian liu's funeral will take place. >> many turned their backs during mayor bill de blasio's speech. is didn't happen yesterday, is
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it a sign of change in relations in new york. ? >> what we saw last week at the funeral in queens for officer rafael ramos's funeral, several hundreds of officers turned their back out of tens of thousands when mayor bill de blasio gave the eulogy yesterday when mayor bill de blasio attended the wake the officers saluted. there were not a lot informant crowd. -- lot in the crowd, it was pouring rain. we'll see how many police officers follow the police commissioner's wishes contacting out of respect. he issued an internal memo saying now is the time for grieving not grievances. >> there was a lot of high profile people there, vice president joe biden attended last week are senior officials attending today. >> sorry, i'm just coughing. we expect the federal bureau of
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investigation director. president obama sent him. we are, of course getting top new york officials, and the new york governor cuomo came out, spoke, and attended the wake. he and his family are grieving after the death of his gather former governor andrew cuomo, and had this to say been the death of officer wenjian liu. >> ultimately we are at another funeral. this is not the best way to start the year. we were here to send condolences to the wenjian liu family and a tragic story, newlyweds moving into the home and starting the american dream. >> it's a tragic situation. officer wenjian liu was the first chinese american to die in the line of duty at the new york police force. 32 years old, a 7-year veteran
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of the force. >> interesting to hear the words of remembrance from governor cuomo has his own father passed away. jury selection for boston marathon suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is set to begin on monday. saturday a defense course rejected an offense to delay the start of that trial. it did not meet the standards of intervention. 1200 jurors were summoned to appear. that process is expected to take about two weeks. the family of an alleged al qaeda leader detained in new york is blaming america for his death. abu anas al-liby's son said u.s. officials neglected his father's health when held in custody. >> reporter: abu anas al-liby died days before his trial was scheduled to begin. he was accused of planning attacks on the u.s. bem basse in
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tanzania which killed 224 people. it triggered a manhunt resulting in the death, of 18 suspected al qaeda operatives. terrorism is a crime that can be fought crime fighting measures. in object. abu anas al-liby was snatched off the streets. he was taken to san francisco. abu anas al-liby said that during the investigation he was threatened and made incriminating statement. he pleaded not guilty yes to federal conspiracy charges. prosecutors said he was an associate to oble are, and joined al qaeda. the attorney said he had no
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connection with the organization after 1994. he had severe problems including help tiesize and liver cancer. prosecutors say he was taken to hospital after which his condition deteriorated. one of his sons tole al jazeera that u.s. officials neg lact his health in hastened his death. >> translation: we hold the u.s. government responsible for the death of my father. of 21 alleged operatives indicted 10 are dead. two are awaiting trial. three, including al qaeda remain at large. abu anas al-liby had a $5 million bounty when seized by u.s. officials. >> israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu is vowing retaliation against the
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palestinians over a bid to join the criminal court. he met to discuss a harsh response to the move by taliban leaders. he said he would freeze $100 million meant for the palestinian authority. it was said this will hurt the authority. >> this month people will not be able to pay the schools, hospitals p hospitals bs medical splays milk bread. it affects the nation. >> the united nations urges the bid is counterproductive to peace efforts. driving around the west bank can get confusing. they have to use segregated rose. the palestinian authority is not allowed to put up road signs in arabic. we have more. >> if you rely on street signs in the occupied west bank it feels like palestinian towns and villages don't exist here. that's because the israeli
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government does not allow the palestinian authority to put up its own road signs. so many use the hebrew names for the areas, instead of the original ones in arabic. >> we stopped drivers on a highway and asked where they thought they were. >> normally we note the street. >> it is an illegal jewish settlement nestled between three palestinian villages near here. >> there are no signs indicating this road leads to a palestinian area. >> there's no name for the area. there's a village, but i can't remember the fame. travelling across the west bank is a change in other ways too. while settlers have use of main roads, palestinians have to use segregated road networks. >> across the west bank in areas understand israeli control. not only are the arabic name of villages absent from street signs, in some areas near settlements the arabic speaking
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of hebrew names have been erased. attempts to put up road signs have largely fail. >> the only major obstacle is the israeli occupation. it doesn't allow us to put street signs in areas under full israeli control. they fear the signs. >> reporter: for many it's about more than finding your way around. >> translation: the most imminent danger is when colonial terms are used. another is the memory of a place connected to the owners of the land. it serves the interest of colonisers and it means the success of the project. palestinians said the goal of building settlements is to break up the territorial integrity of palestinian states and the road signs are an example of how
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israel can sever connections between palestinian areas and people's connection to their past arabic is considered one of the israel's official rang wages and the native tonne for a fifth of israelis. two more firefighters died following a warehouse fire on saturday. five were killed trying to battle the blames in an 11-story building. the lower floor was a warehouse, but the upper floors apartments housing 2,000 people. all residents made it out safely while 13 other firefighters were hurt in south australia firefighters are fighting for control of the worst wildfire in three decades. they made progress but strong winds are fanning the flames. nicole johnson. >> reporter: south australia is fighting the fires with everything it has got. from the air dropping tonnes of water.
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from the ground trying to douse the flames. it's risky. 22 firefighters have been injured so far. now the weather has turned cooler it dropped 10 degrees. it may not last. we are expecting hot weather. creating conditions for the fire to scope. we would like to contain it within the general perimeter. a dozen homes have been destroyed in the hills. alex's place is one of them. >> all by possession documents, paperwork, lost my pets dogs collectibles, gone yep. >> i want to go home have a look stay there and defend it. >> people are returning to see if they are standing. over 11,000 hectares have been
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destroyed. fires are a regular feature. six years ago more than 170 people were killed in bush first. it's been brought under control meteorologist kevin corriveau is here for a bit. what are the firefighters up against? >> we are talking about a heatwave and a frontal boundary pushed through. this here is the front. here is adelaide. with a front we see the winds. winds fuelling the flames. within the thunder storms we have lightening out of this front. we are getting the lightening that could start other fires across the region. this is what they are dealing with the temperature dropped. when we say it's cooler going
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from 105 down to 95 that's what they consider cooler watch what happens over the next couple of address. normal high is 81 degrees. what we'll see later in the week and this is where we expect the relief. as we get to thursday and friday. 82 degrees with rain and thunder storms. that's when the release comes into play. we are dealing with severe weather. i'll show you what we can expect to see. we saw tornados. and we had a new tornado warning. this is extended and moves towards the east. to southern alabama. we'll watch the anniversary. the line of storms moves to the east. a lot of that in the morning and the south. >> pope francis named 15 bishops or arch bishops to be named
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cardinals, many from far reaches of the world. myanmar, tonga, thailand and ooeth i don't knowia. the so-called -- ethiopia. the officials will be honoured next month money helping poor people rarely gets to them in pakistan a flu epidemic spreading from coast to coast. kids get ready to head back to school after the break.
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a shia rebel group in yemen is rejecting a plan to federalize the county. last year it agreed to a plan to divide the country into six separate states. now they are disagreeing with the plan. life in yemen is constantly changing. >> reporter: the houthi celebrations started overnight, all over yemen's capital. people woke up to tight security measures. it's clear who is in charge here. more than 2,000 shia fighters have been deployed. some armed with heavy weapons,
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they set up checkpoints to protect suicide attacks. >> we have maximum security it is going well. the people are cooperative, there's coordination between security forces and us. >> death to america, death to israel - that's the main houthi chant. the fighters want it heard. vehicles spray the group's main colours everywhere. all roads leading to the camp where the main celebration is taking place - people were forced to take other routes there are threats of attacks. also they want to show their force. the houthis seized the camp when they swept through in september. organizers say thousands of supporters and fighters showed up. this is a religious celebration mixed with politics. in the northern province the group's leader says the houthi revolution will continue.
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they will carry on revolutionary actions. ending the tyranny of political forces and have support with the politician and the army to protect the state and institutions. anti-hughesy residents is rising. hundreds of protesters took to the streets south of the capital. they are calling on the militias to withdraw. some youth activists born of consequences. >> houthi groups support the muscles. they want to clash. they are promoting it. yemen is going through difficult times. the houthis are taking control of nine provinces, because of political infighting and shifting alliances. alliances could change and the houthis could end up with more
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enemies than friends yemen's arab spring rev hugs in 2011 led to the overflow of the long-time president. the houthis and al qaeda have been trying to fill the power vacuum. >> a look at italy, where a fire is burning on the norman atlantic, and it's keeping investigators from searching the ferry. the blaze broke out when it was travelling from grease to italy. 11 died. officials believed there may be more bodies inside. italian police leave the human smugglers from an abandoned migrant ship pocketed money. they were dropped on board without crew when the smugglers fled. the coast guard toed in the boat. the ship was built for
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transporting cattle. look at the beds. the cage became the migrant's sleeping quarters. speaking of ships look at this. a massive cargo ship tipped over. this is englands aisle of wight. a singapore registered ship heading to germany, it is safely at the shore. an operation is under way to renote the ship. pakistan says it entered a new face in the fight against the taliban. it stepped up after a deadly spree. residents are unsure what the new year will bring. the taliban is one of many challenges that they face. >> it has not rained so far this winter in most of pakistan. and the sting of a harsh season is felt in the north, especially among the poor of peshawar. as a new year arrives, the hopes
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are mixed with concerns. >> i hope 2015 will be a peaceful year and my business will prosper as everything is linked with peace. through bomb blast and killings there'll be no economic activity or business affecting the livelihood. >> the product is in high demand. this man sells a home-made cake. he makes a modest income. the price per kilogram for the cakes is less than a dollar. the area is fragmented economically. they suffered shortages of electricity and gas. some are optimistic. >> definitely in 2015 we will achieve all of our target. because if we go the last one decade we are facing the problem of the securities. >> and the second is the elected city and then if we make the main sector atmosphere of the
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business community, the economy will be increased. >> the killing of children in a school attack through the world. >> in the last year and a half it received 3.2 million. critics say the bulk of that money goes to defense and security. for the government that's a top priority for the moment. >> security is crucial say the critics. too much prioritising of it. the two are intriately linked. >> i think this year will bring more prosperity for the country. pore the first time the government and the military is on the same front. once we have peace and more investment. there's investment and job opportunities, and everywhere will benefit. for now, life is tough here.
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with high unemployment traits the closing of hundreds of besides. the most these people aspire to at the moment is to keep their head. >> the u.s. has given billions in aid to pakistan's military in 2002. >> rain and snow ushering in colder weather coast to coast. meteorologist kevin corriveau is here with that. >> it's been a mess starting yesterday. i want to take you back and show you what boston looked like with all of the snow. they were dealing with in certain parts of the massachusetts, to the west of boston. we saw two inches of snow. we saw four inches up to vermont. we saw five inches of snow. it caused problems on the road at the airports. it doesn't look much different.
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i'll show you what we are dealing with you can see to the south, it's all rain. we are dealing with snow as well as a mix of precipitation. temperature is going up. boston 36 degrees. we expect to see wint storms in effect. we thing they will drop. it's definitely too warm in the area. boston 54 degrees, new york 64 degrees. take a look at the forecast. we'll see the temperatures drop. by wednesday morning, our low 8 degrees. back to you. >> the vacation is over for pam yes, he's on his way to the golf courses. weekend updates is up next with a look at the road ahead as republicans take control on capitol hill. >> sparking life into a 40-year-old train system. we tell you how the industry is one of the most popular parts of
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the world is back on track. start your engine we take you to argentina, where one of the toughest ept kicks off this afternoon.
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40-year-old train system. em.
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all right the vacation is over and it's time to get back to work. president obama travelling to washington from hawaii. he packs up the golf clubs in the new republican led congress - they'll get together. president obama plans to spend the week promoting new economic policies. wednesday he'll visit detroit to talk about manufacturing and the bailout of the auto industry. thursday it's on to phoenix when he'll show case the game in the housing sector. friday he'll join vice president joe biden to talk college education and job training. that's first up in our weekend politics segment. joining me is michael tobin, former advisor to general chals shooubchuber
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schuber. and former aid president obama has been going after his own agenda cuba immigration - is he going the right thing. >> i have to admire the president for his audacity the republicans won control of the senate and deepened gains by saying they got the ball. it's a new year and they better run with it. the president is running with his. the republican congress laid out an agenda and they need to follow through. are there risks involved when it comes to the centrist democrats. >> i'm optimistic about the congress, i think there's a lot that will get done. republicans queueing up a list of the policies for their candidates. i think they are reaching a combination, they'll give them
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the space to do these things that can be done with action. >> they'll cast him as the foil the enemy as they go ba creating their own set of accomplishments. >> president obama, with obama care what spentive does president obama have to work with them new? >> republicans can make a claim that there has been 42 instances where the president reformed the law since it was passed. that says there are flaws, there are fixes that are needed. the republicans have the opportunity to make the fixes, they can make the case public opinion is on their side with regard to the appeal that the law has with americans at large, and the republicans need to make their cases. this is a law that is fundamentally flawed. if they have an idea to improve it they need to advance the ideas and the president has the
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power of the pen, it it's up to them to see that they make it into law. >> do you agree that it's flawed and you are opt it can about other things that there can be compromise on things like obama care. >> i don't agree with that the rejigging of the economy, which is what the health care is. there's a lid on the extreme voices by running elect ability candidates that won expanding the majority of the house. i think they'll continue on the road and be more moderate or reasonable. reasonable. >> you mentioned the extreme voice, we saw david duke former k.k.k. coming on television to out politicians linked to him. after the uproar connecting him to republican steve scalise. what do you make of duke's threat? >> if dade duke has a threat he
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intend to make good on he should make good on it. if there are officials in either party, they need to be prepared to accept the consequences. who knows if the names that david duke has are names of people that they are involved in. if they were the public nodes to know about it. >> is he a trustworthy snours. >> this is a reminder that we haven't had that politics in america follows a script and 49 out of 50 state. we should be prepared to see a lot of interesting things. he is grabbing his 15 minutes of fame. >> i'll leave it up for confidence. he has explain to do. explaining it. >> no he needs to account, why he spoke to them.
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if he didn't know they were a hate group. he has culp ability. >> that's right. he had an innocuous name. in this day and age i might argue that there's little to know excuse tore not being fully briefed on an organization. mistakes happen and the public and constituents and the leaders in congress can forgive that. if he knew about it he had problems. will the mistake detralent from an agenda we were talking about. this is a unique situation that seems to happen every now and again. this is peculiar enough to know it didn't have to do with the agenda in washington. >> let's talk about the governor ending his radio programme. saying he would consider the run for the white house. >> is this what you guys need
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right now. >> michael. that's what i hoped you'd say. if governor hubbingel bee is serious, that will splinter the right wing component of the republican primary process. heel have another right wing candidate to complete with with the ted cruzes and the ranked pauls. we'll splinter the vote. mike hucklebee is a credible candidate. my disagreement with him is that he focused more than religion and other issues. and not what he did. he has an impressive record. it washed over the primary. he could have run on that alone. he's a rock star. he slaps the base. he's impressive. >> what do you think. you mentioned splintering. what about for jed bush.
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will it be a been for jed bush. >> i think it's less about the field and more to do with the role that fox has in republican primaries, that's what a lot of people are writing about. whether it's governor christie's absence, or mike huckabee leaving his position and a relationship with fox and murdoch. i think that's what the conversation is about, less about the elect ability and prospect. i want to go back to jed bush. he refused to go about. can he win over conservatives in iowa especially when it came to issues. >> sure he can. republicans can demir him running like he was going to lose it and running a strategy. that's what they'll need to win. when jed bush was governor no
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one questioned his credentials. he was a thoughtful leader a man of action. democrats, republicans. objectists that he would be a great governor. >> men of action. business dealings. that's been getting a lot of attention. that would be an issue. >> i have to say i agree with it. i think it's a great candidate, a formidable candidate. it's consistent trying to keep a handle on the parts of their constituencies. business dealings no more so than lillary's decision making. >> do you disagree. >> no i agree and add that jed is vocal about how mitt romney handled his business dealings when he period the race. i'm confident that he recognised it and the he'd handle it
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wetter. he resigned from business. >> no one could have handled it first. he's again back to him being a man of action. he's put his money where his house is and resigned from all his business relationships as a show of face, that he's judged on how he runs the presidency but he will not run away of it. >> someone that didn't hide mogg from conservatives to individuals, take a moment to remember former new york governor governor governor cuomo. i want to play part of his speech. >> there's another city there's another part to the shining city. the part where some people can't pay their mortages.
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and most young people can't afford one. >> that was a transformative speech and a transformative moment. why do you think he was such a strong voice for liberals within the democratic party. >> what feels like a long time ago is not. the years after vietnam and watergate, the railingan presidency was necessary for america, and renewed optimism and confidence had another side to it. and families were struggling. social services and poverty suffered. it was only after the speech that democratic party in america, and those concerned about those parts of reagan years found their voice, and it was a chance to discuss these things in a way that was not complaining, it was not looking back but looking forward to see there were issues to address. my daughter asked me was he a great governor i said i'm not
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he was a great governor but he was a great man. >> at the time it was probably enough. >> i probably disagree more times than i agree with mario cuomo. there was no question that he was a man of passion and principle. there's not too many governors that embraced me. i'd like to embrace the progressive agenda wrapping themselves and the governor around that and more a model for the nation in terms of how to govern from the rest. i would argue that it didn't auger well. but there's no question there was a giant in the democratic party. and a remarkable man. a giant laid to rest. >> thank you both for joining us this sunday morning. a pleasure to have you another east-coast political figure is being remembered. edward brook died yesterday.
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he was the first african-american to be elected to the senate. he represented massachusetts for two terms, ending in 1979. in 2009 he received the congressional gold medal, the highest reward for any civilian. president obama in a statement said that brook led an extraordinary life. plans for a controversial art display can move poorlied. a federal judge ruled that the artist known as christo can hang nearly six miles of colourful fabric along the arkansas river. the installation, say opponents will endanger wildlife and public safety it's called "over the river" and this is the river, the arkansas in south central colorado what christo wants to do is suspend hundreds of huge panels of silvery cloth, nearly six
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miles of it in eight sections along a 42 mile stretch of the river, his drawings showing how the sun light filter through. the best way to see it will be on a raft drifting through. >> there are 300 rafters in the summer time going down the arkansas river. that's spectacular. that is all the play of light reflecting in the water. >> christo and his team have been working on "over the river" for 20 years, and needed approval from state and federal agencies because most of it is on sacred lan. christo is plaguing the $50 million by selling preparatory works made by hand. christo and his late wife and
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collaborator jean claude became famous for outsized and some say outlandish products. everyone welcome in its own way. >> all have a journey when it's in the minds of thousands that tried to stop us and thousands that tried to help us. in some way the public assertion their willing, created to the project project. >> reporter: christo and jean claude went all over the mountains before finding this river. this is anything but the ideal location. >> it's a major production process in an area of critical environmental concern. >> reporter: christo's team said they'll minimise the damage. others support it.
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>> it will create a lot of tension for colorado, and do a lot to put the area on the map christo says the project could begin in august 2018. there's a lawsuit pending at the colorado state level back to back earthquakes rocked california north of los angeles. one registering at 4.2, the other 3.0. both were felt across klos. both. there's an endless landscape of snow and ice called liberia, inactionable and harsh to live in. russia created a rail line opening the doors to mineral resources. rory challands explains that the rail line will get a major make over thanks to russia's
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ambitions. >> reporter: 4,000km of hardened skill through the deepest winter. the rail line passes from the coast to siberia, passing 11 alpin rivers andman an rangers. this is the late hero project enjoying is second life. >> translation: changes are visible. there's more work. >> this level of activity is a fairly recent boom. ball bass judged to be uneconomical main of the mines were never exploited. it looked like in the chaos to post soviet russia bam would
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die a sorry death. after a six hour shift coalminers surfaced. >> a 40 degree dusk. deep under ground the next shift is working. these days extraction companies are exploiting as much as they can. >> we have huge goal. without bam we can't deliver anything. all the extractive goal is delivered to ball and foreign countries. china, korea and japan. in the 1970s, tens of thousands volunteers enthusiastic communists answered to patriotic call to grab a pick axe and head east. many are pleased efforts were
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not wasted. they say there's 12 months of winter. there are difficulties moss keeto, cold and frost. birds would freeze in mid air. it's not a road to nowhere, but a road to the country. >> bam increases, but whether it materializes as russia's economy worsens and whether it could thrive in an era of commodity prices the future will reveal. the train keeps rolling. liberia is home to oil, dinds and gas. >> we are joined by a doctor for ves by parents sending kids back
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to school following the winter break. and a tough rally race kicking off in south america, we look at this year's event. stay tuned. tuned.
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the c.d.c. says every state has reported flu case and 30% reporting widespread outbreaks. indiana saw more than 30 deaths related to the sue. the state health department says over 10,000 tested positive for it. the c.d.c. called it an endemic. into joining it to discuss the
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epidemic is dr salem. children and the elderly most at risk. what can parents do to help their kids returning fresh off the break. >> the number one advice is get the flu shots for yourself and your children. the shot protects against the majority of the flu. part of the reason we are seeing an uptake is a combination of two factors. a strain that is circulating is the flu shot does not protect against it. the second is people are saying what's the point. it protect against three of the four strains. that's the best way to protect yourself. secondly wash your hands with soap and water. expenses around the house, the office when you come home wash your hands. if you are sick don't go to work. a lot of employers offer to
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telecommute, work from home. >> what does the vaccine not cover. is it weaker or are people building up a resistance over time. >> i think it's important to understand how we design and manufacture the vaccine, we look at the food strands throughout the world in advance of our flu season and scientists make predictions as to what hits the shores. they design the vaccine, make the prediction and scale up the manufacturing. that takes time. they can't do it as soon as the flu hits. in that time we are scaling up production. it can mutate and that is what is happening this year. >> how much worse can it get. when is the peak of the flu season and when do we look forward to it ending? >> the peak in general in the average year is).
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-- year is february. and it tales off. we expect a lot of flue cases in the next -- flu cases in the next couple of months. >> why are we seeing a spike? what is happening this year that wasn't happening prior? >> there's the mismatch. one of the strains that the vaccine doesn't protect against for the reasons i describe and people are not getting the flu shots. everyone was worried about ebola. i asked you that when you came on a while ago. was there too much focus on that or the through, which as taken more lives in the united states. >> i don't think we should focus on one versus the other. in terms of what we should wore any about, it's the flu. america is far, far more likely to get the flu and die of the flu than ebola. >> thank you for joining us.
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>> my pleasure. >> what is considered the toughest motor race in the world getting under way. andrew simmonds shows us why the daily commute pails in comparison to the dakar rally. >> extreme motorsport is what it's about. this man is on a high. mike como looking for a fifth win aboard a ktm. a company that dominated for 13 years in succession. >> we have many riders here only one can win. let's hope we are the winner well there's a lot more to this event than luck although it's needed in good measure. the winner of the car category is spany. his team understand pressure with former winner peugeot.
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some of the toughest challenges are faced by the private entrance. most like this italian who used to race yachts. >> boats and navigation are similar. >> that may be but the deserts and mountain ranges present risk whether you are on a motorcycle or quad bike, driving a career truck. the natural home is on the african content but moved because of the security situation in the sahara. the crowd needs to worming up. south americans love the sport. since this came in the sahara they - well they well and truly adopted this race.
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they want the race to stay here to bring more tour u. the rally director said south america could be a venue. >> one year in africa or south america. it could balance between the two. it's a dream. one day if i can do it i'll do it. >> the rally goes to argentina, and bolivia before it ends. >> let's get another check. forecast with meteorologist kevin corriveau. >> temperatures are so warm across the eastern seaboard. it is not coming about sun shine. look at the forecast temperatures new york at 60, washington at 65. we are dealing with a lot of
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rain and weather across the eastern seaboard. not much of a break. the temperatures will be between 20 and 25 degrees higher than normal. tomorrow all of that weather pushes off the eastern seaboard. we are getting another storm up to the north, bringing a lot of snow. i want to talk about the wrd that we don't talk about too often. we are going to see it kick in later on. look at the temperatures to the north. 3 degrees, 4 degrees on monday. wednesday, watch the area of purple as it slides we are seeing cold temperatures. >> it's back. >> it's back. >> appreciate it. >>. >> tomorrow on al jazeera, the start of the boston bombing trial as dzhokhar tsarnaev prepares to face a jury can he
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>> taking oarch yemen.-- over yemen. houthi rebels are now estimated to comprise 70% of the army. have dividing the country into six states. palestinians accuse israel of trying the starve are their people. cooler weather in australia not expected to last.