denly they realized it was a big mistake. and that woman must be kicking herself. you can find all the news by logging on to our website. the address al jazeera.com. that's all. >> a huge fire in northern california jumped its containment line. cooler temperatures may help crews get the upper hand today. >> seven of dead in an outbreak of legionnaires disease. officials try to calm the public as they hunt the source. >> until we secure the border, it's not going to stop. it's like a serious wound you want to haunch the flow. >> gop presidential hope was
gather in a prequel to the big first debate. major issues were on the table but they mostly focused on the democrats. >> 13,000 people have evacuated their homes in california because of wildfires. twenty fires are burning in the state, many in northern california. it is still early in the summer fire season, but firefighters say what they are seeing is unprecedented. jacob ward explains. >> just over the riming, you can see behind me, it is literally hell on earth. the firefighters be deal with not just the local challenges of terrain and local climate they're fighting against global forces. >> the western states of the u.s. are on fire. northern california is the
latest casualty. >> we just passed a checkpoint where residents are no longer able to go. we are driving into a 60,000-acre blaze that is defying all traditional expectations firefighters would have about a wildfire in northern california at this time of year. >> the rocky fire should have peaked after two days, but at that point the firefighters found it gaining strength, not losing it. five days in, there is no sign this is going to do anything but get bigger. >> the fire behavior is extreme. the people fighting the fire, a lot of seasoned veterans are saying this is off the charts. >> decades of drought have killed or dried out the vegetation here, creating an unprecedented amount of fuel for this fire. >> this is what the firefighters are trying to defend, highway 20 a two lane black top that basically forms the last natural barrier between this fire and the rest of god knows what.
essentially if the fire jumps this barrier, there is no stopping it. there is no next barrier that is containing it. this 60-acre fire would get out of control. we were repeatedly warned to run to be prepared to run to other vehicles. >> this is the affects of global climate change. the nights are humid taverning down the fires but warming oceans in evening years means evenings are hot and dry and fires burn through the night. this is a fight against california's record drought and against global forces. for the moment, those forces appear to be winning. >> the whole fire area is sort of represented by the scene behind me. you can see the smoke rising in the distance there that is the 60,000-acre area that this fire covers. the trouble is, since we filed
our report, highway 20, itch you can see on the other side of me here which has been sort of a very slow, but steady trickle of media and other personnel in and out, that was supposed to be the border. they were trying to stop it there, and unfortunately they failed. the fire has jumped across highway 20. we are now seeing smoke on the far side and no one except firefighters is now allowed up into that area. the number of acres affected has grown from 60,000 to 62,000. there are 3,000 firefighters responding from across the state. this is clear a fire that seems to be getting the better of firefighters with long experience fighting fires but here they seem to be facing something they just don't quite have what it takes to grapple with. >> that's jacob ward in lake county california. >> an investigation is underway in lancaster new hampshire after a circus tent collapsed killing two people, injuring two dozen more. it came down during a severe
storm with hail and 60-mile per hour winds. officials are looking at how the tent was put up and talking to witnesses. the collapse comes one day after another tent collapsed near chicago. one person died in that incident. >> mandatory evacuations are in effect in central florida because of rising floodwaters. neighborhoods near tampa are underwater. some people have been rescued by boat. forecasters say some areas picked up a month's worth of rain in the past 24 hours. >> the death toll is rising in an outbreak of legionnaire's disease in new york city. it is traced to a handful of buildings in the bronx. officials are not sure where the victims were infected. we have more. >> the number of people dead from the diaz has gone up to seven, more than 80 have become ill over a short period of time. the cluster is happening in a certain area of new york city called the bronx. it spread through vapors or
mist basically inhaling water droplets. out of 17 towers inspected, five tested positive, including one at a hospital. those have been disinfected. it is a form of pneumonia that attacks the lungs with flu like symptoms. some people are at higher risk than others. >> i think people are alarmed because it's an unfamiliar disease, and it can be quite deadly in certain patient groups the elderly smokers people who have underlying lung disease like emphysema people who have weaker immune systems people who have received organ transplants. these particular groups are at very high risk of death if they contract like this fare's disease. >> it is treated with antibiotics and early detection is really key. >> you went to the bronx and talked to people in the neighborhood. what are they saying?
i imagine they are very, very worried. >> many residents didn't have a lot of information. i spoke to a pregnant woman who went to the hospital just to make sure she didn't have the disease. >> of course when you hear anything of disease, of course you panic so, you know, and me being a pregnant woman i'm going to panic naturally i mean like coming here, i rather take precautions than sit around and not do anything about it. >> i know it's something but i don't have any idea exactly what it is. it does concern me, i have to work in these neighborhoods. got to make a living. >> the city is passing out leaflets with information and they had a town hall meeting. that was totally packed, people outside waiting to get in. >> right now is sort of confined to one area of the bronx not the entire bronx. >> exactly it's a south bronx. >> thank you inez.
>> sentencing continues today for james holmes. the jury must difficult whether to put him to death for killing 12 inside a colorado movie theater. the death penalty was kept on the table rejecting defense arguments that holmes mental illness outweighs the severity of his crimes. >> in a preview of thursday's presidential debate, 11 gop hope.s took the stage last night in new hampshire. they were cordial to each other instead taking aim at democrats. >> we are not keeping our promise right now because the in competent of this administration. >> hillary clinton and president obama are no better. >> she lied about again gassy. they knew it was a purposeful terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11. >> the event was called the voters' first forum. donald trump was absent. he said the newspaper co sponsoring the event was unlikely to endorse him so he
skipped the event. three other gop candidates were absent, rand paul, ted cruz stayed in washington to vote on defunding planned parenthood. that bill failed. >> republicans had been mobilized by a series of videos that had come out in recent weeks by the center for medical progress. they secretly recorded planned parenthood officials. one shows a doctor meeting with people posings as buyers of fetal tissue, which comes from aborted fetuses. the doctor talks in very casual terms about prices and details over a restaurant meal. plant parent hood said the video was heavily he had i did and this is the product of a three year attempt to jen trap their doctors. they say they do not sell fetal tissue for profit.
plant parenthood has not been charged with anything illegal and a federal judge has banned the release of any more videos for now but the republicans are pushing the issue. senator from texas said planned parent hood has a calf lee attitude. >> votes depicted discussing the harvesting and sale of the organs of unborn babies, an abhorrent disgusting practice that we cannot ignore. >> democrats on the other hand of expressing outrage over what they say is an attempt by republicans to captain lies on these videos and try to defund an organization conservatives have been going after for years. >> the truth is, the republicans and their extreme allies have been out to get plant parent hood for decades. the only thing that changes is
their tankics. >> senator barbara boxer points out the debate over using fetal tissue for research played out two decades ago. it's been approved and in fact republicans, some of whom are now in positions of great power in the senate voted for it. she also points out that planned parent hood receives federal funding for other medical care of women. planned parenthood said only 3% of its services are related to abortion. republicans see this as a moment to push forward a big social conservative issue and you will see it play out again in the fall when congress comes back from a long august recess, but you won't have to wait until then because the first presidential debate is coming up. hillary clinton is making funding planned parent hood a big issue now saying she supports it, so this has
certainly become a political talking point. >> libby casey on capitol hill. >> british authorities beef up security to stop mike grants from running through the channel tunnel. the international fight over immigration that is pitting the u.k. against france and altering the face of a georgia monument, the debate whether to change the controversial carving at stone mountain mountain
>> welcome to al jazeera america. it is 7:44 eastern time. general motors now offering at least $1 million each to the families of victims killed in crashes related to a major recall. the accidents all appear to have been caused by faulty ignition switches in vehicles recalled last year. victims who suffered life changing injuries will also be compensated. >> puerto rico is officially in default this morning. the island missed a final deadline to make a debt payment and could only come up with a small fraction of what it owes. puerto rico's governor said the $72 billion debt is unpayable and needs to be restructured. >> pakistan executed a man despite international pressure to save him. lawyers for the man say he was tortured into a murder confession and convicted as a
minor. human rights groups say whose sane was 14 years old when sentenced for kidnapping and killing a 7-year-old boy. police maintain he was 23 years old at the time. >> britain announced new policies to disgarage migrants from sneaking into the country through the channel tunnel. the u.k. has pledged tens of millions to help stop the flow, but also charles stratford reports, that means many migrants will have to stay in camps with equal lid living conditions. >> now the area is if you like segmented into various sections according to the nationalities of the people that are living here. to my left at the back there there is a section of sudanese. behind me directly is more of a an afghan contingent. to my right is a vast area, which is a lot of eritreans and
ethiopians living there. their conditions are utterly atrocious. these measures that are announced by the u.k. and france that seem to be focusing on security there's a lot of questions asked by these people as to exactly whether their needs are really being addressed. there's also a lot of figures being banded around, as well. we spoke to a police representative this morning that said that last night there were 600 attempts by migrants to get access to the tunnel, but he was keen to stress these aren't 600 individuals. these are individuals that may repeatedly try to do that on any given night. he said that there were 20 arrests. we asked him what critics said was basically excessive force. we asked him for his reaction, whether the police were using excessive force. we've seen tear gas and pepper spray used.
he said the police were doing their jobs. he also said this they were under increasing pressure and have been for the last couple of months. >> nick harvey joins us from london this morning, he is the communications management for doctors of the world. he has been a calais to meet with migrants trying to across into england and see firsthand the conditions they are living in. you may have been able to hear our report from our correspondent charles stratford who shows us some of the conditions in those camps but tell us what you saw on your most recent visit. >> thank you randall. yes, as you just heard people are living in terrible conditions with whole families crammed into small tents with little access to food and water. this is leading to a whole range of quite serious health conditions. people have really bad skin conditions breathing problems, had an outbreak of scabies a serious issue of diarrhea. we've seen seriously injuries
for people falling off trucks and broken their bones people who have been slashed by razor wire and we're the ones and the charity i work with, doctors of the world who went to pick up want pieces there and do our best to give them the urgent medical care they require. we're seeing more and more cases of people suffering from police brutality, people pepper sprayed, and also seriously beaten up not just from the police but from local gangs who are going around beating up migrants. one man poor man had his face smashed to pieces with a metal bar. we had to take him to get serious surgery. the living conditions and hostility their facing are really awful. >> nick, you talked to families. what are some of the reasons that they tell you they have left their homeland and why do they want to go to england? many of them traveled throughout
europe to get to calais when they could have stayed in other countries, italy spain why are they trying to get to england? >> sure. as you heard, they were all coming from war-torn countries such as afghanistan or syria or despotic rejames such as air tray i can'teritreaor sudan. some are fleeing because they've been kept at slaves and they are traveling to find safe haven. many people are coming to the u.k. because they have language ties to the u.k. or they have family ties to the u.k. they are hoping u.k. will be the safe haven they require. whether that is true or not remains to be seen.
these are the reasons people are trying to get to the u.k., but there is a bit -- it's a bit misleading that every migrant in the u.k. -- in calais, sorry wants to go to the u.k. the ones that end up in calais do which can lead to the misconception that all migrants want to go to the u.k., which i guess not true, many have found refuge in other parts of europe. >> the mayor said the problem is a british problem not a french problem. what do you make of the blame game? >> it's not a british problem or a french problem. it's a global problem and it needs a global response. while the british and french governments are forced to pick up the pieces, and we launched in june an emergency humanitarian response. we're the only medical charity
providing medical care in calais. we are forced to do that, because the government are not stepping up, not helping. some of the many millions spent on banking up security could be spent to help with the immediate and serious humanitarian needs of the migrants, building fences and making it more difficult is not going to solve the problem or help the migrants who are living there in absolutely equal lid conditions, suffering serious health problems. there's also an issue to why the migrants are forced to take these routes in the first place. we see syrian children who are injured, forced to get on to trucks when -- because they hope to resettle. if there was a coherent asylum system which allowed us to resettle those who need refuge, rather than forced to run this gauntlet through mediterranean
greece through europe, then the situation maybe different, as well. >> thank you nick harvey with doctors of the world. >> greece's stock market is sliding again this morning for the second day in a row. the athens index was down about 4% at the open, after falling more than 16% monday. the markets had been closed for five weeks while greece worked out a bridge loan with creditors. the country's leftwing government has enough admitted it would likely have to call an early election. >> under pressure to change a georgia landmark, the debate surrounding a monument to the confederacy. the expense report filed more than 40 years ago.
>> the camping took 50 years to complete and depicts jefferson davis, robert e. lee and tomas stonewall jackson all leaders of the confederacy. a council man proposed keeping the monument but adding historical georgia natives like jimmy carter and martin luther king jr. >> the confederacy was only four years of georgia's history. it seems to dominate the
perception of what is historic georgia and that is really far from the case. >> the naacp has a different approach and wants the monument completely removed. >> some people who claim it as art, there are a lot of artistic expressions, but that art is not worth another black life. >> over the weekend hundreds rallied peacefully at what they called the pro confederate gathering at the base of the mountain. >> you are not offended? >> no, people can use it for bad or good. it's just a symbol. >> others at the rally like the self proclaimed head of the georgia ku klux klan came with other intentions. >> are you with the k.k.k.? >> i am and i'm proud to stand up for my heritage. if these people knew what the hell they were talking about they would november that the k.k.k. was started by six confederate soldiers. >> what does the flag mean to
you? >> my heritage. i had fore fathers that died for this flag. >> the k.k.k. means hate. >> no, it does not. where do you get this at? >> this clan member would not give" name and people at the rally had him removed. it's scenes like this adding fuel to the debate over all symbols of the confederacy. >> it's treason against the united states of america and those people who wave that obnoxious flag apparently are not patriots. >> the governor said the removal of the carving is not a useful debate. to many black leaders the etching is a symbol of white supremacy. >> even though the current memorial doesn't represent me from a cultural perspective it's historical. the confederacy actually happened and so it's not an
attempt, i don't think anyone benefits from erasing or attempting to erase any part of our history. >> bond said this debate will be an election year issue and his proposal of adding etchings of other historical figures could take decades to come to from i guess. >> an on line throwback to top them all. buzz aldrin tweeted about a government receipt of that time he got reimbursed $33 for his trip to the moon. the forms he had to fill out for the journey show a trip into outer space required paperwork just like any other overseas visit. in addition to detailing his travel arrangements, aldrich had to sign a customs form when he got back to earth. government rules and regulations. thanks for joining us. stephstephanie sy back in two minutes with more al jazeera news. keep up with the headlines on
>> a california wildfire carves out a new front line after jumping a highway forcing thousands more residents to evacuate. two children killed, dozens hurt with a circus tent collapse in new hampshire. >> i am really impressed with the caliber of the people running for president. >> the next president needs to have their act together. >> the republican presidential pact meets in new hampshire but there was no debate ahead of a
major on stage faceoff. >> this is aljazeera america live from new york city. i'm stephanie sy. crews are using helicopters to dump water on a massive wildfire burning north of san francisco this morning. the fire is still threatening homes after it jumped a highway that officials hoped would serve as a containment line. it's destroyed two dozen homes and caused 13,000 evacuations. there of 20 fires burning in california now. firefighters saying it is unprecedented. jacob ward reports. >> just over the ridge, you can see behind me, it is literally hell on earth. the firefighters are dealing with not just the local
challenges of terrain and local climate, they're fighting against global forces. >> the western states of the u.s. are on fire. northern california is the latest casualty. >> we just passed a checkpoint where residents are no longer allowed to go. we are driving into a 60,000-acre blaze that is defying all traditional expectations firefighters would have about a big wildfire in northern california at this time of year. >> the rocky fire should have peaked after two days, but at that point, the firefighters found it gaining strength, not losing it. five days in, there is no sign this is going to do anything but get bigger. >> the fire behavior is extreme. the people fighting the fire, a lot of seasoned veterans, are saying this is off the chart extreme. >> decades of drought have killed or dried out the vegetation here, creating an unprecedented amount of fuel for this fire. >> this is what the firefighters are trying to defend, highway 20, a two lane black top that basically forms the last natural barrier between this fire and
the rest of god knows what. essentially if the fire jumps this barrier, there is no stopping it. there is no next barrier that is going to contain it. this 60-acre fire would get out of control. we were repeatedly warned to be prepared to run to our vehicles at any moment. >> this is the affects of global climate change. the nights are traditionally cool and humid, ta,[omg down the fires, but warming oceans in evening years means evenings are hot and dry and fires burn through the night. this is a fight against california's record drought and against global forces. for the moment, those forces appear to be winning. >> the whole fire area is sort of represented by the scene behind me. you can see the smoke rising in the distance there, that is the 60,000-acre area that this fire covers.
the trouble is, since we filed our report, highway 20, which you can see on the other side of me here, which has been sort of a very slow, but steady trickle of media and other personnel in and out, that was supposed to be the border. they were trying to stop it there, and unfortunately they failed. the fire has jumped across highway 20. we are now seeing smoke on the far side and no one except firefighters is now allowed up into that area. the number of acres affected has grown from 60,000 to 62,000. there are 3,000 firefighters responding from across the state. this is clearly a fire that seems to be getting the better of firefighters with long experience fighting fires, but here, they seem to be facing something they just don't quite have what it takes to grapple with. >> that's jacob ward in lake county, california. >> high winds caused chaos at a circus in new hampshire.
>> about 100 people were gathered on the lancaster fairgrounds in new hampshire for a circus performance. no one there will ever forget what happened in the next 15 minutes. >> it was terrifying, and then it didn't last long. it was, you know, maybe five minutes after it all started all of a sudden -- here, sit up -- all of a sudden the sky cleared and the sun came back out, like it was bizarre. it was terrifying and scary. i don't think i'll go to the circus again. >> two died and 15 injured when a circus tent on the fair grounds was swept up by a sudden violent storm. >> it was one inch hail, 60-mile per hour winds and severe lightning. >> next thing you know, the wind picked up, and from there on, took the tent with it. >> witnesses say the real terror of the collapse came from the
suddenly airborne metal spikes that had been holding the tent down. >> i see these very large metal poles in the ground starting to come out of the ground and fly up into the air towards us. i took my son and we were on the second tear on the bleachers and i took him and i threw him underthe bleacher and threw miches on top of him and about anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds later, this huge pole that i saw coming towards us slammed on to the bleacher right where we had just been. >> the injured were transported to four local hospitals. officials confirm that the dead are a young male and a young female both spectators. >> officials are not releasing the names of the dead until next of kin are notified. the national weather service had issued a severe thunderstorm warning prior to the 5:30 start time for the circus.
no word yet whether or not walker brothers international circus will face charges. >> evacuations are still in effect in central florida because of rising floodwaters. neighbors near tampa are underwater. some have been rescued by boat. it picket up a months' worth of rain in the past 24 hours. >> candidates remained cordial to each other focusing on the democrats. >> please welcome the candidates. >> in a sneak preview of thursday's first republican presidential debate, 14 of the 17 candidates participated in a forum in new hampshire. front runner donald trump skipped the voters first forum. the real estate mogul rejected his invitation, according to the new hatch shire union leader, a company sponsor of the event because of a critical editorial
in the newspaper. the crowded field of candidates did not go after each other. >> we're blessed to have a wonderful group of republicans running for president. >> instead they banded together and went after president obama's record on the economy. >> i think we can grow our economy at 4% instead of 2%. >> you think we can get -- >> absolutely. >> the agreement with iran over its nuclear program. >> this i also a bad deal. he's declared war on transfats and a ceasefire with the world's largest sponsor of terrorism. >> i intend to make 2016 a referendum on repealing obamacare and if i'm elected president, we will repeal every word of obamacare. >> there was disagreement over how the u.s. combat troops fight isil. >> we need a strategy first. this pat has for two times admitted that we don't have a strategy as it relates to isis. pretty amazing. yeah i think we need special forces. the idea of boots on the ground,
i'm not sure that's necessary. >> for two hours and using a lottery system, each candidate fielded two rounds of questions on everything from immigration to government spending. >> first of all we need a balanced budget amendment to the constitution which i have been pushing since i was a very young man. >> and social security. >> we're walked all over. i'm tired of it. to mr. putin if i'm president of the united states, you'll have a different person to deal with. >> while candidates may have gone easy on each other, hillary clinton and another rumored candidate were fair game. >> i can't wait to get in the ring with her or joe biden. >> we spoke with a republican strategist and former aid to president h.w. bush. he said without the front runner the forum got the race off to a slow start. >> this forum allowed for what
won't happen on thursday. there will be fewer candidates to hear from on thursday, but having so many capped dates to hear from was really, really tough. each got a chance to get their talking points in. nobody stood out in a major way. it will be hard for average voters to listen to all that. missing donald trump made a lot of difference. he's the front runner in every poll i've seen by a pretty significant amount. people want to see what he has to say and how he does in that kind of a setting. we'll get our chance i supposed on thursday night to see how he does. what people are attracted to in donald trump is that he's unfitted isn't like most politicians, considering his words carefully and giving you something not too offensive. he's not afraid to say exactly what he thinks. >> fox is set to announce today which candidates will take part in the main debate thursday
night. others will attend a second tear debate earlier in the night. >> fighting planned parent hood, senators failed to pass a bill to stop federal funding for the organization. plant parent hood has been in the spotlight because of secretly recorded videos that allegedly show the organization sold fetal tissue. some republicans are taking matters into their own hands. louisiana governor bobby jindal is ending his states medicaid contract with planned parent hood. medicaid is a major source of funding for the group. he cited the videos as a major factor in his decision. >> the man wanted for the fatal shooting of an officer is in custody. he surrendered at the memphis federal building monday. he was with his family and an attorney. police have been searching for him since officer sean bolton was killed.
will burn told him he is not a cold blooded killer. >> pro government forces have recaptured a strategic air base in yemen located just north of aden. many fighters were killed as part of the operation. >> a major offensive and a major victory. pro government forces recent capture the biggest military base in yemen saudi planes provide air cover. loyalists to adou rabbo mansour hadi the troops faced stiff resistance from houthi rebels and fighters supporting the former president ali abdullah saleh. the operation resulted in multiple casualties on both sides. >> the takeover of the base by the resistance will tighten and cut the supply lines be to the
provinces. the control of the base is a great victory fortressance and big defeat for the houthi militia and ali abdullah saleh forces. >> it was previously used by u.s. forces as an intelligence gathering hub and drone based attacks on al-qaeda in yemen. rebels had been in control of the base since march. >> for the first time, since the saudi-led military operation began, you see the houthis on the defensive rather than the offensive. there is this widespread belief that the tide in some sense is turning, even if this war the end to the war is nowhere in sight. >> it is not merely a symbolic win. it lies on the road to taiz, the next target for the coalition after the recapture of aden. they said controlling the base
will help the push to liberate taiz. >> secretary of state john kerry is in singapore this morning to push for the transpacific partnership trade deal. he said good progress was made during talks last week. the 12 nation group failed to reach an agreement then. the t.p.p. is a key part of president obama's effort to rebalance asia against china's growing influence. he addresses critics saying in addition to connecting the world cometh the deal would raise labor standards. >> under this pact, every participant will have to comply with core international labor and environmental standards. every participant will have to refrain from using underage workers, unsafe workplaces. >> talks stalled friday over an auto trade dispute between japan and north america as well as lack of consensus on monopoly periods for next generation drugs. >> migrants are attempting to
sneak into the u.k. from the tunnel. 17,000 tried to storm the tunnel in recent days. britain and france are trading blame for the scope of the problem. others say neither country is considering many asylum claims. >> the u.k. need to look closely at who wants to ask for asylum. if we take those people in england, look at their request if they don't fit the bill, then yes, send them back to wherever. i don't know, make a decision, and france needs to do the same thing. >> many migrants want to live in the u.k. instead of france because it has better asylum laws. ten people have died recently trying to get to the u.k. from the calais camps which offer squall lid living conditions. >> it's president obama's 54th 54th birthday today. he will spend part of the day hearing pitches from entrepreneurs at the white house
and meet the as he can general about climate change regulations. >> >> the postal service holds a dedication ceremony for the u.s. port guard forever stamp. the stamp marks the coast guard's 225 anniversary. >> delta airlines is banning the shipment of big game hunting trophies on its planes. it will not allow the shipment remains. hours later american airlines announced the same policies. it's part of the backlash to the killing of cecil the lion in zimbabwe by an american hunter. >> police chief calls for changes to stop growing violence in major cities. what they say could help keep their communities safe. >> how the cuban government is reforming its agriculture system the benefits for the island's farmers.
begins today for colorado theater shooter james holmes. the jury will hear from families of the victims as it decides whether to put him to death for killing 12 inside a movie theater. >> three years after 26 were killed at sandy hook elementary schools, families are receiving compensation. the families of 14 killed and two survivors reached a $1.5 million settlement with the estate of the gunman's mother. the lawsuit argued his mom should have known his mental state. >> general motors is now offering at least $1 million each to the families of people killed in crashes related to a major recall. the accidents all appear to have been caused by faulty ignition switches in vehicles recalled last year. victims who suffered life changing injuries will also be compensated. >> puerto rico is officially in default this morning. the island milled a final deadline to make a debt payment and only came up with a small fraction of what it owes. andy gallagher has more on what this means for the island's
future. >> if you've been following the news from here, this default is no surprise especially when you think the governor talked about a financial death spiral. he said they don't have the money to pay their debts. they missed a $58 million debt. when you put that into perspective, they over $72 billion, so that was a drop in the ocean. it is a mark of national shame. this island has never been in default before, but this will really affect the people. as this crise continues many who work in the public sector for the government will face rising costs rising standards of living but may also lose their jobs. schools are bound to close people will be laid off. the government is scrambling to put some proposal together to reorganize this debt. the future of the island is in the hands of a few people. for sure for years to come, there will be extreme economic suffering here. remember, there is an exodus from puerto rico.
50,000 people are leaving here every year to go to the united states because they are u.s. citizens. that is something of a brain drain, a reduction in the tax base so that really compound the problem here. the issue is they owe $72 billion. they simply don't have the money. they will have to restructure but for years to come, this island will be in severe financial crisis. >> andy gallagher reporting from san juan puerto rico. >> the athens index was down at the open after falling 16% monday. the markets have been closed for five weeks while greece worked out a bridge loan with creditors. want country's leftwing government admitted it will likely have to call an early election. >> israel is making big changes in how it deals with people it calls jewish extremists. the interior minister said they could face harsh interrogation methods. the security cabinet moved to approve a measure allowing
authorities to detain alleged attackers without trial. this comes after arsonists fire bombed a home, killing a palestinian toddler and severely burning his family. authorities called it a price tag attack. assaults on palestinians by jewish settlers are angered by actions against illegal settlements. we are joined from washington d.c. by the director of communications and public engagement for peace now. thank you for your time. as you know, palestinians that are suspected of participation just suspected of participation in crimes are routinely rounded up and detained without charge perfect are suspected jewish extremists treated differently under the law? >> yes, they are he treated differently. jews who reside in the west bank are typically for the most part under israeli law while palestinians are subject to military law.
>> is this attack going to change those protocols? >> apparently. the government said they will apply some of the measures that are in their hands to stem from old mandatory time emergency orders in order to deal with such jewish criminals. >>ish terrorists in the west bank yes. >> let's talk about what's behind what you just called jewish terrorism. in an opinion piece today a rabbi writes the sad truth is that from its earlier dares the settlement movement has been tainted with terrorism. will this attack lead to a crackdown on those who draw the connection between what this rabbi calls the torah and terror? >> i very much hope so. one of the misconceptions, miss perceptions about this campaign that people call price tag which is basically jewish terrorism against palestinians, is that it's only against
palestinians. in other words the truth of the matter is that while the palestinians here are the victims of it, this campaign, this terrorism campaign is directed at the israeli government. the idea is to try to change the policies of the israeli government. in the short run, the idea is to try to deter the israeli government from applying the law and removing illegally built settlements or structures and settlements on the west banks. in the long run the idea is to deter israeli government from the future from signing agreements that would remove en masse settlements from the west bank. >> yet netanyahu's government is a right wing government. he supports occupation, he supports settlements. >> he does, yes he supports the settlements and settlers. much of his power base is the settlers in the west bank, so yes, he does, that's correct.
>> are you seeing a rise in this type of radicalization in israel and the occupied west bank? >> there has been a rise in recent years. their frustrations comes and goes. in the past year, there's been a bit of a drop. since 2007, there's been a steady rise in such attacks both in terms of the number and more so much more so the severity. the severity of these attacks which started out as petty. >> graffiti and vandalism. >> yeah, things of that sort have in recent years mushroomed into crimes that are much more severe such as throwing of molotov cocktails torching, things like that and of course we've seen the peak of it with the murders last week. >> thank you for your time. >> former president jimmy carter is recovering today after undergoing surgery. the carter center said the elective procedure was to remove
a liver mass. he is expected to make a full recovery. has spent his time promoting health care, democracy and other issues around the world. >> it's a forgotten part of the american past, but all black towns settled in the 18 hung have a rich history but there are few of them left. heidi zhou castro visited one of them in clear view, oklahoma. >> this rodeo was established to honor the black cowboy tradition, held in this historically all black town of clear view, oklahoma. once a year, this town of just 50 swells with thousands of visitors. many are the descendents of families who once lives here. the history has long been kept out of the history books but it's a story of overcoming incredible trials, a deadly 1,000-mile march from the deep south, slavery the civil war then at the turn of the century freed slaves established clear view to be a black society where
african-americans could buy property go to college and live without fear. >> the idea was that they wanted to start all black towns for individuals that could move into the states and start a new life, freedom from the prejudices in the south freedom to worship on their own have an education begin their own education of their own people and just start anew. >> over the years the town of clear view would shrink from a thriving community to a town of just a handful of houses amid deserted ruins. the people who still live here calm rodeo day christmas the one tape the town comes back to life. later this evening more on the rise and decline a story too long untold. heidi zhou castro, al jazeera clear view, oklahoma. >> you can watch heidi's full report tonight at 8:00 eastern. >> new york city officials
>> an investigation is underconvey in lancaster new hampshire after a circus tent collapsed, killing two and injuring two dozen. the tent came down during a severe storm with hail and sitting mile per hour winds. the collapse comes one day after another tent collapsed near chicago, one person died in that incident. >> republican presidential candidates met in new hampshire providing a sneak peek of thursday's first debate. 14 candidates were there with donald trump absent. instead of criticizing each other, they focused their attention on the democratic party. >> crews are scrambling to stop
a fire in northern california. it jumped its containment line, heating to more evacuation. the fire has burned two dozen homes and consumed 93 square miles of land. a warier of the firefighters battling the flames are volunteers. some are convict looking for a second chance. america tonight's sarah hoye reports. >> fighting wildfires in california, it's a a dirty difficult and dangerous job. wild land firefighters are often knee deep in rugged and hard to reach terrain. from sun up to sun down, these men and women usually work a wildfire in 24 hour shifts. >> what are you in for? >> assault with a deadly weapon and 211. >> what's a 211? >> robbery. >> i'm in for assault with a deadly weapon, with a firearm. >> these men are firefighterring convicts, all charged with a low level felony or less.
the state of california has roughly 4,000 volunteer inmate firefighters including some 300 women, stationed at 42 sites. >> what would you say is the biggest misconception out there? >> i don't think the nation really knows how much that they contribute to the conservation program. when they're saving those homes the community doesn't care whether their inmate or free firefighters. they're just thankful. >> portions of the state are blanked and the season is still young. despite the taxing work, he is back for his third season. >> this is my first time being in prison, and i'm not what you would call a career criminal, so i wanted to do the best that i could to give back to the community. >> terrell ellison has worked the line for two years. he says he wants to square his
debt to society. >> how dangerous is this work? >> it gets really bad. it's fire, you know, it's fire and you don't know what it might do. >> they are getting rehabilitated, so they're going back out to the community with a skill and likely not to commit crimes again. not all of them, but more than half. >> >> when the crews aren't working a wildfire, they work on other project, like tree topping and field reduction skills that are useful in the outside world. >> well, they're how many beings, you know, and everybody deserves a second chance. >> for these men it's a second chance that could possibly save their futures. sarah hoye, al jazeera california. >> >> the police chief from some of
the nation says biggest cities have recommendations for ending the growing trend of violent crime. homicides have spiked 19% in 35 major cities this year. they called for better cooperation with communities along with better support for officers. >> the police around this country understand what part of crime fighting we owe but we also understand that when you talk about things that impact community safety, it is the entire criminal justice system. it's public health system. it's how we deal with folks that have mental illnesses. >> the chiefs called for enhanced penalties for gun crimes and sentencing reforms. >> walmart k-mart, amazon and other retailers have agreed to pay new york more than $300,000 in fines. they admit violating laws meant to prevent the sale of real looking toy guns.
>> not one of the guns in this arsenal is real, but it can be difficult to tell. that's why new york passed laws years ago requiring bright markings at the sides and tip of the toy guns barrel. that hasn't stopped some retailers. >> year after year, we found that retailers chose profits over safety and in the process put thousands of new york kids and police officers at the risk of a tragic and even deadly encounter. >> an investigation found more than 6,000 cases in the last two years of retailers like walmart sears and amazon still selling the realistic guns on line and in the case of k-mart in stores. each has agreed to pay thousands of dollars in fines and comply with tougher standards limiting toy guns to bright colors. walmart.com revised its policy.
walmart said we are pleased we were able to resolve this matter along with several other retailers. >> the move comes on the shooting of 12-year-old tamir rice who was playing with a pellet gun in a park when he was killed by a cleveland police officer last november. in the last 20 years, there have been 63 shootings in new york state because of toy guns, eight of them fatal. >> a half dozen states, plus puerto rico and the district of columbia have laws on the books dealing with toy guns. another seven have introduced legislation to create or amendment such laws. the consumer protection agency which oversees these regulations have no say when it comes to the sale of ream deadly weapons. >> gun safety advocates applaud the efforts but say more has to be done to protect the public from a product that is found in one third of american homes. >> it's a real public health crise. the fact that congress has chosen not to control this
lethal and pervasive product is a great tragedy and shame that americans need to do something about. >> real guns kill more than 33,000 americans a year. al jazeera, new york. >> the aclu is suing a sheriff's deputy for handcuffing disabled children in a kentucky school. [ crying ] >> we can do it without you. >> it hurts! >> this video shows a boy after he was handcuffed. he is said to have adhd and was accused of misbehaving at school. the suit calls on a federal court to declare it unconstitutional and violation of the americans with disabilities act. so far no comment drop the sheriff's deputy or sheriff's office. >> the death toll is rising in an outbreak of legionnaire's disease. it has been traced to buildings
in the bronx but authorities aren't sure when the victims were affect. >> seven died sings the outbreak began. 81 people have been infected. health officials are trying to figure out the source of the outbreak why it's happening in this one area of new york city. they are fielding questions from concerned people in the neighborhood. >> bronx residents packed this town hall meeting in new york trying to get answer the from health officials over the outbreak of legionnaire's disease in their neighborhood. legionnaire's disease is a form are new moan that that spreads through inhaling vapors or mist containing the bacteria.
out of 17 towers inspected, five tested positive, including one at a hospital. those have been disinfected. it is a form of pneumonia that attacks the lungs with flu like symptoms. some people are at higher risk than others. >> i think people are alarmed, because it's an unfamiliar disease, and it can be quite deadly in certain patient groups, the elderly, smokers people who have underlying lung disease like emphysema, people who have weaker immune systems >> of course when you hear anything of disease, of course you panic, so, you know, and me being a pregnant woman, i'm going to panic naturally, i mean like coming here, i rather take precautions than sit around and not do anything about it. >> i know it's something, but i don't have any idea exactly what it is. it does concern me, i have to work in these neighborhoods. got to make a living. >> health officials say they are testing the drinking water. >> the mayor of new york city is expect to announce new legislation to prevent future
outbreaks. this could involve mandatory inspections of cooling towers. >> let's get into this a bit more with the doctor you just saw in the report. good morning. let's clarify. can it be spread through drinking water or person to person? >> it cannot be spread person to person. if you had legionnaire's disease, you're coughing, sneezing, you are not going to transmit that to me. it is an environmental bacteria, not something transmitted person to person. we do find it naturally in the water in creeks, streams and so on and you can have infection of standing water water in cooling towers hvac systems and that's what we're concerned about here in the outbreak in the bronx. >> officials are addressing some of the issues of potential contamination. is it easy to spot the becausester i can't and clean it up? >> it's easy to test for it.
they are going to the different buildings in the bronx a handful have tested positive. they're basically going through the cleaning, the pros of testing and cleaning the water towers and so on. one thing that is really important to understand, this is not something that is frankly surprising and it's something we see throughout the year. we have 200 to 300 cases of legionnaire's disease alone per year. the rate of takeoff of this cluster, the rate of which we've seen these cases has been faster than normal, and so in a sense it's really focused attention on this particular area of this problem and that means we've got the political will told something about it. >> what can people do about it? you heard some people that are concerned about whether they breathe it in or whether they somehow obtain it from drinking water. >> it's important to emphasize the new york city drinking water is safe.
you can certainly drinks the water from your tap. what has me more concerned is the hvac systems in these buildings. i might avoid, you know, if you have a central air turning that on until your building's been cleared. >> that's a lot of buildings. it's the middle of summer. does air conditioning make it more likely to happen in the summer? >> i haven't seen an association in that sense. you still have implication -- you still have your heating cooling system, so even in the winter, you are using the systems. >> i've read they are similar symptoms to pneumonia. there have been fatalities. is there generally a higher fatty rate of legionnaire's than with normal pneumonia? >> legionnaire's disease does affect most severely for example the elderly. that person is more likely to end up in an intensive care unit. the fatty rate is higher. legionnaire's disease in general
presents similar symptoms to pneumonia. there is confusion or diarrhea in addition to the usually shortness of breath. >> there is treatment for it. does it matter how early you get the treatment? >> as with many infectious diseases earlier treatment it does make a difference. i think one thing that would be reassuring to the public is that the antibiotics we give for a regular pneumonia cover legionnaire's disease. >> when we talk about death, we are talking about people with weakened immune systems. >> smokers and those with other reasons to have a weakened immune system. >> the f.d.a. approved the first lead to printed pill. the drug is designed to treat epileptic seizures and manufactured through a layered
lead to printing process and dissolves when you take it with liquid. the manufacturer will launch the drug early next year. >> change is happening inside cuba and it started before the island began normalizing relations with the u.s. the communist government is taking a very capitalistic approach to farming. >> you're looking at the first and only wholesale market in cuba where farmers sell goods on the open market, where buyers haggle over prices. you might call it capitalism with a cuban touch. >> it's an experiment, something new and we're in the process of organizing the market. yes, we can say this is a free market. it's available for anyone, sellers and buyers. >> when raul castro rolled out his reforms a few years ago he targeted agriculture as a top priority. inefficiencies had racked the industry. fruit and vegetables would rot
because officials charged with picking up farmer's crops failed to distribute them in time. >> farmers used to lose a lot of money. thousands of products, plantains, yucca because we did not have a place to sell them. >> until recently, this farmer worked as part of the countries centrally planned economy but now she sells 70% of what she gross to private buyers. one bag of fruit might cast a full day's wages for those of state salaries of just $20 a month. state prices remain available but those places often run out of food. most people here pay a premium for choice and abundance. they represent the new business class, owners of small restaurants and stores. >> i've shopped here since it
opened. i'm one of the original buyers. prices moderate and it's the only central market in town and the only one where we can buy large quantities. >> we buy here and then resell for a profit of 30%. >> this time of the year, you've got mangos, pineapples and plantains. about 900 farmers groups of farmers and different organizations have registered to sell at this market here. >> analysts estimate that half a million farmers in cuba now own or lease private land for personal profit. the reforms have invigorated susannah cordero. >> when we heard the news, farmers felt great joy. any change would be an improvement. it was excellent, it was freedom. >> farming remains a tough enterprise. the machines farmers use are far past their expiration date and often break down. to buy spare parts, they have to
wait. the government has complete control over imports and a monopoly on selling new merchandise. >> there should be stores where farmers can buy what they need directly. we need access to machinery tractors financing options to help us buy what we need. we get diesel fuel, but not when we need it. sometimes we lose our harvests to disease because the pesticides we need do not arrive on time. >> life has improved for her and her family. they can afford more household items. she worries less about money now that she makes more. it represents an immediate economic improvement. every human being wants to see improvements and be in a better economic situation. >> ones upon a time, cuba exported tobacco and citrus, but these days, the island imports 80% of its food, a situation the
government wants to change. the transition will take years and while some farmers may benefit, it's not clear whether the industry as a whole will come out strong. al jazeera cuba. >> the world in focus the winning images from this year's national geographic photo contest. >> how some men are literally freezing women out of the workplace.
advancing toward the crowd here. >> ferguson: city under siege. >> it isn't easy to talk openly on this base. >> and america's war workers. >> it's human trafficking. >> watch these and other episodes online now at aljazeera.com/faultlines. >> pakistan executed a man despite pressure to safe him. his lawyers say he was tortured into a murder confession and convicted as a minor. human rights group say he was 14 when sentenced for kidnapping and killing a 7-year-old boy. police maintain he was 23 at the time. >> 12 people were killed early today when a believe in mumbai collapsed. several people had to be rescued. the believe had been damaged by heavy monsoon rains. >> rescuers in the netherlands
are searching for survivors after this crane collapsed. it slipped sideways on to a row of buildings flattening apartments and shops. authorities are using dogs to search for additional victims. >> senegal is doing what it can to save the environment but three months after passing a law banning plastic bags, not much has changed. authorities has sought help from religious leaders. >> it wasn't always like this, the litter, the junk and plastic bales accumulated over time. he never understood how his neighbors throw their garbage here polluting what was once a nature reserve. >> islam is clear any form of pollution or aggression towards the environment is a 16 and clearly forbidden. people need to be reminded of
this. >> to reduce this pollution members of parliament recently voted a law banning plastic bags altogether. carrying one of these is now illegal and throwing a plastic bag on the streets can heated to a six month jail sentence and a $300,000 fine. despite the penalty the law is still largely ignored. >> if we get rid of these bags, what will i use for my customers? >> so old habits remain. people continue to use them, dumping them even into the ocean. it will take thousands of years to disintegrate. in the meantime, someone needs to pick them up. >> local officials can't clean up and enforce a law all on their own so they needle the help of local religious leaders to help them change behavior, preaching that emphasizes the
importance of protecting the environment in islam. >> known as the green imam, he is making pollution his focus. >> god has handed out to humidity the responsibility of conservation of nature and other creatures on this earth. it is our duty to protect the environment as muslims. >> taking responsibility for the waste we create, it may sound trivial but for him is a global issue, a call for action in a small change of habits. it's not just protecting nature from human pollution it's about saving what connects us to the spiritual world. >> the man responsible for changing how many of us wake up
has died. he co created the mr. coffee machine in 1972. it quickly became the standard for home brewed coffee and led to numerous competitors. he curve ever served at chairman until it sold in 1987. he then focused on real estate and philanthropy until he died over the weekend at the age of 81. >> office temperatures are usually set for men's bodies. therm stats are set by a formula decades old and based on metabolic rates. women's body temperatures are lower. generally women feel comfortable in 77-degree rooms men 72. office temperatures are recommend between 69 and 72 based on studies from the 1960's and 1970's. >> a look at remarkable images.
national geographic has held a contest and just announced the winners. >> the winning pictures from the national geographic traveler photo contest take you on a journey. from a burst of sand kicked up during a traditional camel race to romania where frost glazes the landscape of a small village, the pictures range from emotional, grovel workers peeking through window glass in bangladesh to lighthearted, boys from thailand standing in a stream trying to catch a duck. here stars from two dwarf galaxies spacialle on the dry sands of namibia. down thousand pictures were submitted but these images caught the eye of the judges. some of the stories behind them are just as compelling as the breath taking snap shots
themselves. this photography tried owl die to get this photo of the endangered rhino but didn't get the shot until the next morning when he woke up to find three of them right in front of him. >> this is a traditional wrestling match in a mud pit. afterward, they rest together against the walls of an arena in a demonstration of mutual respect. the judges are looking for photos to take them someplace they've never been before, like a mountain top in the eastern italian alps. one photo can win the grand prize. this stunning image was it, the photographer went diving with a humpback whale and her newborn calf cruising the islands of the pacific. she said the i am package wasn't planned, but she could feel the
power behind it. john siegenthaler, al jazeera. >> the top prize is an eight day photo expedition to panama and costa rica. >> a throwback to top them all buzz aldrin tweeting out a government receipt of the time he got back $33 for his trip to the moon. it required paperwork just like any other overseas visit. he detailed his travel arrangements and had to sign a customs form when he got back to earth. at least he didn't have to wait in line. >> coming up in two minutes from doha more on the migrant crisis and the new policies from britain to discourage migration. thanks for watching. have a great morning. what's happening? >> confronting stereotypes. >> i was afraid to be myself. >> mixing religion and comedy. >> get over it you know who i am... got the chuckle, now let's really address it. >> and challenging islamophobia. >> i was performing and would say "i'm an arab american"... and you could hear a pin drop.
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