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8:00 pm follow our expert contributors on twitter, facebook, google plus and more. you're watching al jazeera. i'm jonathan betz live in new york. hundreds remain unaccounted for in colorado as the state deals with widespread flooding. a hurricane and a tropical storm are now bearing down on mexico with heavy rains already causing flooding and landslides. the threat of force is ream. >> the u.s. warns damascus to keep its world as the u.n. secretary-general prepares a detailed report on the use of chemical weapons in syria.
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we begin tonight with colorado's record-breaking floods. thousands have been evacuated from their homes and hundreds are still unaccounted for tonight. rescue teams have worked around the clock, but rain stalled efforts today. weather grounded 16 helicopters that had been brought in just for air lifts. mudslides and flash floods made ground operations dangerous as well. president obama has already ordered extra federal aid for three counties. they're asking to add 12 more counties to the link. tamara banks joins us live from fort collins with more on this. what's the latest tonight? >> reporter: well, jonathan, i can tell you that about 1200 people are still unaccounted for, and the reason for that is because there is no power. so people don't have their cell phones in order to change and they don't have land lines. so while the death toll is expected to rise possibly, a lot of those people that are missing
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may just be unaccounted for because they can't reach their loved ones and tell them they're okay. >> have they pinpointed where these people are? do they have a general idea who these 1200 people are and where they may live? >> reporter: that's the interesting thing about living in the mountains. a lot live where they live because they like to be a little bit of isolated. that's part of the problem with tracking down these folks. as that information is deciphered and investigated with investigators and search and rescue teams, they can determine exactly who the folks are that are actually missed and who folks are that went away and been able to escape the flooding waters. so time will tell for sure. >> those aerial operations, those 16 helicopters grounded because of the rain. can you update on that? are they still having troubles with the weather, and will the rescue efforts possible continue tonight? >> reporter: right. no rescue efforts from the air
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happening tonight. now, on ground that may still continue this evening, but the biggest bulk of people that they're looking for are those people isolated by those flood storms and they can't get out because of the floodwaters. as many people have learned in recent months here in colorado, a lot of people get kimmed when they try to outrun the storm, the floodwaters in a car because they get trapped. emergency crews told folks to stay put and go to higher ground iffal ought all possible. that's what they did. they just can't get out. the search and rescue teams should get out tomorrow. the weather is clearing up right now this evening, but here in colorado, especially this year, this month, rather, seems to be a little dicey. >> it's good to hear the weather is clearing up for now. tamara banks live for us in colorado. thank you. we're following twin storms in mexico. at least 17 are dead and thousands more evacuated as hurricane ingrid and tropical storm manuel continue to drench mexico's shore. they unleashed flooding and
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landslides as they approached the country from both sides. manuel from the southwest pacific shoreline and ingrid from the gulf. the storms have forced some towns to cancel independence day celebrations. forecast oerz say ingrid could reach the mexican main laned early this morning. >> the u.s. coast guard hoisted two men to safety after their bow capsized. rescues found them near rivera beach on saturday resting on the hull of their boat. they told rescuers they had drifted at sea for eight days and drank saltwater. they were taken to a hospital for further treatment. let's go to rebecca stevenson for a look at the weather. i hope that the storms are laying off colorado for now, ebeck. it's not good out there. >> it's not good at all. right where we have the flash flood warnings, too, is exactly where we have showers and thunderstorms come throughing. the amount of rainfall is not as much with these storms as last week, but still half an inch to
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an inch of rainfall easily within the storms and gusty winds. they're tracking through new mexico and also up into colorado. now, as we zoom in on colorado, what i want to note at a time about the storms here is they're attempts to shift a little bit farther to the east and tend to lighten up. that's certainly good news, because that rain is coming down as it does in the mountains on burn scars from wildfires we had last year. this is actually in new mexico. this is silver city fire. as we look at burn scars for colorado, the areas outlined in red, you can see the largest one is fort collins that burned last year. we have a number of burn scars where the water comes out of the thunderstorms, hits that ground that's been burned, and it just rushes right off. it's not so much that we're looking for severe thunderstorms here. it's more that the soil is completely saturated so there's nowhere for the water to go buck
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quickly downhill into the streets and creeks causing flooding. i don't expect a lot of improvement so much in the afternoon showers and thunderstorms as we get to the next day or two, but it doesn't look like we will dry out completely until we get closer to thursday. showers will lighten up, and there are far let us in the next few days. dry weather is what we want to get the record flooding rivers to recede. jonathan. >> thanks, rebecca. appreciate it. former treasury secretary lawrence summers withdrew his candidacy for federal reserve chairman. he said summers was a critical member of his economic team, and he's grateful for his service. summers was the leading candidate to replace current chairman ben bernanke, but he faced opposition with some democrats. pedro covers the federal reserve for reuters. what do you think of the announcement? were you surprised? >> reporter: i was very
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comprised. larry summers has wanted this position for many, many years, and he's not one to give up easily. so my sense is that the white house, after getting aum this blow-back from its own base, was essentially getting the sense that, you know, the confirmation process might be too troublesome and summer cited that specific ally in his letter. he said something to the effect that he was sensing the confirmation would be too acrimonious, and that would be against the interest of the federal reserve, the interest of the administration and the nation as a whole. basically the writing was on the wall that he would not be confirmable, at least the confirmation process would be too politically costly and he's withdrawn. it's a big surprise to folks in the market as well. >> it was also an interesting choice, considering that he did come with some amount of controversy. how much of a chance do you think summer truly had? >> he had a pretty good chance,
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it seems. we've come full circle ers specially. this has been a very curious raise for fed chair. this is not supposed to be some public political battle, but it ended up being, un, between janet yellen and larry summers effective effectively. at the beginning of the process, janet yellen was the favorite. she has a lot of experience on monetary policy, and larry summers suddenly was -- came up as a favorite because the strong house was strongly hinting it favored summers. clearly they didn't have the political traction they needed. >> what do you make of the timing of this? >> the timing is, you know -- it couldn't be more actually curious because we have a fed meeting this week. a lot of people are expecting and larry summer is give them --
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some people accepted an appointment or naul nation as early as the next couple of weeks. this throws the whole debate into disarray. jenna yellen becomes the favorite, but not a shoo-in in the eyes of most analysts who play close attention to the feds. >> we'll see what shakes out this week. thank you for your time tonight. we appreciate it. >> thank you. a u.n. team of weapons inspectors handed in a report outside syria's capital. it's a daf after the u.n. and usa agreed to take those chemical counterpass. today he said that the u.s. may still use military force against syria if it does not comply. also on monday the u.n. secretary-general would give members the results to the investigation into the august
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21st chemical weapons attack. it's a big report, but it's not to and me how to saw this. syrian rebels have rejected the u.s./russian deal and won't stop the conflict there. president obama is defending the chemical weapons agreement. some foes and fellow democrats are expressing doubs. jeanne meserve appears. >> president obama says a remarkable distance has been traveled in a short period of time to prevent another use of chemical weapons in syria, but he acknowledges we aren't there. the president said russia president putin is protecting the syrian president. the president embraced but tan operation to see and troment serious condemnle cal weapons. >> this is not the cold war or a
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contest between the united states and russia. the fact of the matter is if rushy wants some influence in syria post-assad, that doesn't hurt our images. >> john mccain disagrees more about the positions. >> i gave russia a position in the middle east that haven't had since 1970. we're waiting for a the good will of the american people. i am of the first belief given his record that is a very, very big gamble. >> even democrats in congress voice skepticism about the implementation. >> this is a diplomatic breakthrough that is fum full of opportunity and fraught with danger. the fraught part is in fact assad still has not said whether he signed on to this agreement.
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ultimately if he begins to move forward with the beginning elements of agreement. it doesn't fulfill elements of the agreement as we move along. >> the majority of americans opposed the possibility of military action in syria. the administration says the threat of force spurred the negotiations. secretary of state john kerry during meetings in jerusalem says it's still on the table. >> the threat of force is real, and the assad regime and all those taking part need to understand that president obama and the united states are comes to achieve this goal. we cannot have hollow words in the conduct of international affairs. that affects all other issues, whether iran or north korea or any other. >> as prime minister, benjamin netanyahu says it's particularly
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important that iron see the coupling of dip see with the international threat. >> they show this regarding syria. will have a direct impact on huron. >> in his interview president obama says the agreement on chemical weapons should show the iranians that diplomacy has potential. he said a nuclear iran isser closer to residents. you shouldn't hit them. jeanne meserve, ail >> curtis dan's minister for natural resources wants the oil companies to give $50,000. around 200,000 refuse jus have poured in. they said they will match the
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oil's industry doe thagss and there are more than 2 million syrian refugees. >> we spoke from trans america. how important that was. >> you have to have independent monitoring. identify forensic ought fors for example that you hired to monitor the whole process from beginning to end. make sure that, you know, the resources go to the purpose intended. if it is medicine, the medicinen be diverts into hands of vitds that sell them. go directly to the people that need them. this is an important -- i think another important part is for these trusted well-trusted with a good rakz of institutions that you encourage them to hire the local people so that you can train and you can pretty jobs for those local people. >> as the u.s. and russia
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continue to look for diplomatic solution to the syrian crisis, turkey remains skeptical. they have long called for military sper epgs. reading said he stent think they'll get rid of tthem. turkey's border with syria is its longest, a 560-mile stretch and ago strongly pushed for military intervention, it left its south exposed. disappoints he swifted the regime stretch to get rid of the chemical weapons. >> translator: the assad rejeej has not for. >> there's plenty of stake for tur see pushing for the and has given sashl support to the opposition. >> if they take the chemical
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away, who would say the rest of the sear in syria by killing them by desk pilots. >> they were sounding reinforcements to the area. unlike the government, the majority of turkish people do not want to see turkey involved in the conflict across the vulnerable southern borders. southern of refugees have been streaming into the country straining resources with nearly half a million refugees here and now, the government said it spend some $2 billion to support them. even if the syrian government signs an anti-weapons chemical treaty, it's not likely to end the plight. >> reporter: two and a half years we hoped things would improve, but we have lost all hope. it's a new game. >> the damage has been done. many people have died, my kuz sflin and brother. can this fwri them back? an ongoing crisis stalled the
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public opinion. the turkish government is finding it says in a critical position, which critics say is another foreign policy set back. al jazeera on the turkey/syria border. to talk more about this we have from washington, d.c. a senior fellow and director of the u.s. and europe/turkey project at brookings institution. thanks for being here. we appreciate it. let me first ask you. why do you think turkey has been so vocal about syria? >> i think it goes back to august 2011 when the prime minister sent his minister to make one more effort to try to convince bashar al assad to adopt reforms. he failed. this was the ramadan period. the violence began to hurt
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people, and then from then on turkey severed its relationship with the team. since the situation on the ground has gotten worst, the prime minister and his foreign minister have been nanding that the assad regime should go. it has stretched the ethical dimension of it as well. >> what do you think is in turkey's interest to see the assad regime go? >> the turkish fwovt is -- government is convinced that the regime of assad has perpetrated crimes that are unacceptable for the regime to continue. earlier on you did mention also that there were almost half a million refugees in turkey, plus turkey's security has started to be affected by the developments in syria.
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the government has become very conflicted also with the opposition forces, and that doesn't seem to be any room for the two sides to find common ground. >> turkey has seen a lot of effects from the syrian civil war. they share a massive border and see hundreds of thousands of refugees. thank you for the time tonight. we appreciate it. the string of bombings in iraq killed more than 40 people today. officials say the attacks targeted shia areas in the center and south of the country. the deadly he is explosions were 60 miles south of baghdad. two car bombs killed 16 people. it's the latest on the search in sectarian violence that killed 5,000 people so far this year. still to come, a deal on syria apparently in place. how does it look for the president who was ready to strike? we'll talk to a roundtable of guests about president bahama's
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political capital. ahead in sports, younger brother looks to heat older brothers head to heed. michael eaves has more next.
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antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. welcome back to al jazeera. i'm jonathan betz. it's a busy week in washington. they were trying to gather support for a military strike against syria only to change course. in the last few hours we tau lawrence summers withdraw his candidacy to head the federal reserve. another budget showdown looms once congress returns to time. basil is a former senate aide to
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hillary clinton and julie. thank you for being here. we appreciate it. let's talk about this agreement. especially after president obama seemed determined to strike syria, then a radical change. do you think this was a good move. ho do you think it makes him look? >> it's the only real move that he had. yes, he was going to get some support from congress, but the harder sell was the american public. he campaigned in 2008 and 2012 to say that that he was going to get out of iraq and get out of afghanistan, and now he would own this conflict. he said that it would be a limited strike, but i can't imagine that that actually would be the case. i think we would be in it for longer than that. >> why wasn't this idea floated months ago, especially since they said president obama and president putin discussed it over a year ago. >> president obama was in a box. we couldn't imagine it would come out as good as it did for president obama. i think he's still weakened by
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what happened here. i think our friends at home, certainly the american public, his friends in congress, if he has any anymore and also our friends abroad are looking and saying, what is this that happened? he stumbled into this. this is like, you know, when you win the game by stumbling into the goal line. he didn't run the ball in. so this is a problem for him in terms of his leadership, and i think it will follow him. it's the best case scenario that could have come out of what was happening. why didn't we have this earlier? we can ask that about a lot of things that happened over the course of a very mangled foreign policy on syria. >> in fact, i'd say it's a period victory. he wins this particular round, but at the end of the day this is still a mess he has to find a way to negotiate going into mid-term elections in 2014. >> you say he stomach bemed into this, but it is still a mess and not a guarantee. even though the president admitted this was not as smooth and linear transition, but
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hopefully the country will be in a better position. what if syria balks and didn't turn over the weapons. >> i'm a nerd and watch what happens in british parliament. the big debate when they voted it down was no one believed that this was going to be a one and ton hit. this was going to lead to an extended engagement in that region. that's the problem. i don't think anyone believes in any seriousness that we can just do this hit and assad sort of throws up his hands and says, what you know? you guys are right? it's going to continue. >> and this is an absolute mess, right? the big question is what if assad doesn't, what if syria doesn't comply, and that is a huge question and it is more than possible, it's probable. what is president obama doing now? if that happens congress is not likely to turn around and say, you know what? now we'll agree to the use of force. the american public won't agree. it is a big problem for him. >> that's my big question.
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do you think the president will go back to congress with this if assad balks and said you don't get my chemical weapons and ask congress for a military strike or do it on his own? >> i don't see how he avoids. once he went down the path, he has to go back, and his base says no which means more likely now than before, what does he do then. this is what we mean by a real mess he created, not to mention this doesn't solve any of the problems in syria, right? he's coming out saying we're going to get rid of the chemical weapons. what about the humanitarian crisis there, which is an inorms problem. what about the war and transition. he wanted to transition assad out. he hasn't mentioned that in week. yes, he extracted himself from the mangled policy of the last few weeks, but it leaves him looking very week. >> remember two things hang over congress' head and the president's head. on the one hand, congress went into iraq because of weapons of mass destruction with a lot less evidence than they have now with
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syria. so they have -- they've sort of created a precedent where they have to go in because they're weapons of mass destruction. on the other hand, you have the president here who basically has said that assad is an enemy and has to go after assad, but he's also committed to going to congress. so he sort of is stuck in in box as well. congress, because of precedent, has to move on this based on the international community is going to expect. the president himself, i think, has to move as well. i don't think there's any real wiggle room out of this. >> also a big concern we're not mentioning yet is iran. i came from israel and there's a huge concern if president obama stalls with syria, he might stall with iran. there's legitimacy to that? >> i think absolutely. when we talk about syria, most are talking and thinking about what does this say to iran? what message does this send? i don't think you can get any other message except this is an administration that may stall and not take action.
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the president said earlier this morning absolutely, they shouldn't read that message into it. you know what? you can't help it. it's an enormous concern for the president, administration and united states. >> is it fair to say you can compare the two? president obama has been clear and forceful this is not the same syria, not iran, and it was necessary that the united states would in theory attack iran. is it fair to compare the two? >> it may not be fair, but they are related. what we have to realize what happened with syria in this deal on the table now is what russia was to go was protecting a friend. if there's a military strike, that's bad news for assad, and assad and putin go back a very long time. so what has happened is that russia now has the upper hand, and america is sort of are in the position of waiting for russia to act and cut this deal and finalize the deal. all that does with america's standpoint for iran, for example, is it shows some
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weakness on our part. it doesn't show an unwillingness to act, but we're not as big a player on an international stage as maybe we'd like to be when it comes to that region of the world. >> the story continues to unfold, and the crisis sadly does well. thank you both today. we appreciate it. >> still to come on al jazeera, the vice president makes a telling stop in the midwest. we'll tell you where he has dinner, and why the location is so important. a proposed ban in candidate does not go over well with some. some protesters took the streets this weekend. that story is ahead. yasir, i wish you the best in your efforts to help them, the millions who need assistance now. we appreciate you spending time with us tonight. up next is the golden age of hollywood going golden but elsewhere. why l.a.'s mayor has declared a state of emergency for the entertainment industry there. next.
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welcome back to al jazeera. here are the top stories at this half hour. they're expected to detail a report by weapon inspectors on the use of chemical weapons in syria. hundreds of people remain unaccounted for in colorado. severe flooding, and floodwaters have left many people without any means of communication. at least five are presumed dead in those massive floods. we want to go back to our guests here.
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the big news is larry summers not in the run for the fed reserve. >> i think it's really good in the long term. larry summers is a very controversial figure. yes, he was a clinton appointee and was very successful under president clinton, but this is a new time and day. under president clinton he was very central in deregulation. in rolling back parts of glass steegle that led to the mess in 2008. a very controversial figure, and i think what the president needs to do so is start over. i hope he's glad that summers is off the table. >> were you surprised that his name was mentioned considering his past at harvard where some considered him possibly to be a little bit of a male chauvinist? >> i was surprised to a certain extent and he has a positive relationship with the president. i agree with baz basil.
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i think it's a good thing for the president. his potential nomination was becoming increasingly controversial as the days went on. he was losing support among senators. as you mentioned, there's women's groups who rightly so given hiss past comments about women in the sciences and math stood up and said this is not the kind of person we want the president nominating to this important post, particularly since the other leading potential nominee is another strong, smart woman. so, you know, this is a good thing for the president. we do hear that the president would -- there's another man the president would like, who said now, who is tim geithner. at this point -- it's going to be a difficult process through the senate, but at this point janet yellen looks like she will get the nomination. that's how it should be. >> when you consider the interesting course with syria and obama, the fact summer is no longer in the running for fed chairman and congress is talking about budget. we're talking about a possible shutdown again. where does this leave congress and the president?
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>> they're in a very interesting place right now, because going back to the point about janet yellen, they're talking about tapered right now. what that is is they feel that we're sort of in a pretty good place in the economy, and they want to roll back some of the stimulus money. so what that says to me is that you got to have an american public that is going to be somewhat rested. they're going to wonder are we really in a recovery? is the economy really coming back? i still don't have a job. you have congress that goes back to their constituents in 2014 in a midterm election year talking about syria. they're going to talk about jobs and they're going to talk about some of the obamacare rules and regulations that kick in. so there's going to be a lot of tension, i think, still in these 2014 elections because there's still a lot of work yet to be done. if the president goes into syria, it's going to be another distraction. >> what about the leverage that president obama has with congress as we enter this
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critical month to figure out a budget and avoid a government shutdown? >> it's interesting. the congress has to fund the government. they have to deal with the debt ceiling. they're going to have to nominate the chair of the federal reserve. they may have to potentially deal with syria, right? what leverage does the president have? now many people are speculating that, in fact, the president may hold out for a government shutdown. if you think about it, everything the president hasm t wanted to do this term, i am fwra -- immigration and his on option is to win congress in 2014. he forces the republicans into a government shutdown. there is some speculation. the president has denied that. he said he's not negotiating about the debt ceiling. the republicans were supposed this week meet and make a deal to keep the government funded. didn't happen. this is looking to be a complete
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mess. that's the best i can tell you, jonathan. >> the lame duck status, is it really that bad? >> it is that bad. think about what he promised to do in the state of the union. not one of those things looks likely to happen. there's a small chance, but it looks unlikely to happen. what are the 42 republicans in the house want to do, they want to take their 42nd vote on obamacare. this is for the president -- what was he asked about today in all the sunday talk shows he was on? he was asked about the 2016 presidential election. if he wants to get anything passed, he needs a new congress. how do you do that? you win 2014 midterms. bet shot at that is a shutdown. there's speculation he may have that strategy. >> reboot. >> we have to leave it at that. thank you for both for coming in. we appreciate it. vice president joe biden appeared at one of iowa's biggest democratic fund-raiser events. he spoke at senator tom harkin's
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annual autumn steak fry. six candidates including barack obama attended that steak fry back in 2007. 50 years ago today four black girls lost their lives in the south. the city of birmingham, alabama remembered the tragedy with a bell-ringing ceremony and a church service featuring several civil rights activists. jesse jackson and eric holder attended the service. holder and conned ledoleezza ri spoke out about it. rice knew one of the girls and grew up in birmingham. >> when i was secretary of state i used the american example when talking to people to find their way to democracy. people having terrible diments overcoming long, long historical census of agrievement and wrong. i don't look at the united
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states with rose-colored glasses. i came up with a family where my parents couldn't take me to a movie theater or to a restaurant. they had me convinced even though i couldn't have a hamburger at the woolworth's counter, i could be president of the united states if i wanted to. >> this one seemed more disturbing. a church bombing was in and of itself was disturbing, but to hear four little girls lost their lives in that, it was something that from my perspective, as i said, something i didn't understand. things were different in north. discrimination existed, but it was more subtle. to witness all of those events in 1963 culminated by this one was something that at some point actually did become frightening. former musician and coal miner died. he was 112 years old and born in
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1901 in a village in spain, and he eventually moved to the united states in 1920. he had two children and seven grand children and 15 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. somalia is still struggling two years after a famine killed more than a quarter of a million people. humanitarian agencies gave over $800 million to end the crisis. we look at how money raised for famine relief has been spent. >> reporter: two years until the end of somalia was five years. there's no letup in the stream of hungry people walking to mogadis mogadishu. she is one of the new arrivals. she fled from a town 700 ki kilometers southwest of mogadishu. >> translator: i came here in search of food. we have no livestock or energy to grow food. like many of our neighbors we were forced to flee.
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>> reporter: most areas are controlled by fighters where they have little or no access. they are joining camps already overflowing with those displaced by the 2011 famine. according to u.n. figures, there are at least 500 examples for displaced people in and around the capital. they say they're not receiving help. >> translator: we have not seen any agency coming to assist us here, be it local or international, and when we go to the u.n. offices they say they're leaving the territory and fear coming to the camp. >> reporter: somalia has been a failed state for 22 years and the scene of one of the world's humanitarian crisis and efforts to get help to those who need it most remain hafrp mpered by the violence. they told al jazeera that the support following the famine helped millions avoid starvation. the total funds reached $868
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million in 2011. why almost another $400 million was raised outside that. officials, however, doubt where all of the funds have been put to proper use. >> translator: from my experience not all the funds raised for this country get used for the intended purposes. we're working on a policy to ensure aid to somalia is carefully monitored. >> reporter: corruption is not a new thing in somalia. >> somalis or foreigners tolerate or manufacture crisis to benefit from foreign aid. aid agencies spoke of gatekeepers. vulnerable populations were kept hostage by people and organizations who were taking a cut of the assistance that they received. >> reporter: in the latest analysis of the country's humanitarian situation, the u.n. says 870,000 somalis remain in
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starvation, while 2.3 million others require continued emergency assistance. it seems unlikely that somalia's cycles of hunger will end as long as the country remains in turmoil. mogadishu, somalia ifrmen. quebec's government wants to ban religious symbols. it would apply to teachers, doctors, and police officers and others. those against it came out to protest. thousands marched through the streets of montreal saturday to denounce the measure. the protest drew in members of muslim, sikh and jewish communities. others with no religious allegiance participated. it is sunday night, and that means "talk to al jazeera" is on the air shortly. this week al jazeera's tony
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harris sits down with reza aslund and he's the author of "income quarters. "a controversial new book, zealot: the life and tyms of jesus of nazareth. like 20% of the fellow jews he could neither read or write. as an artisan and day laborer who lived at second lowest rung of the social status at his time just above the slave, indigent and beggar. he was as a poor marginal jew from the backwoods of galilee, the twijs definition of a nobody. despite that, he formed a movement through his charisma and the power of his teachings and not his education or status that was seen as so threatening to the established orders of this time and movement on behalf of the marginalized, the poor,
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the dispossessed and outcasts and people like him that rome executed him as a state criminal for the crime. >> a reminder, you can see that full interview tonight at 10:30 eastern and 7:30 pacific. nearly four months after a portion of it collapsed, a washington state bridge has re-opened. that story is ahead. italian officials get ready to start the salvage of the costa con cacordincordia. it's a massive effort. we have the video, next. on inside story, we bring together unexpected voices closest to the story, invite hard-hitting debate and desenting views and always explore issues relevant to you. there's more to financial news than the ups and downs of the dow. for instance, could striking workers in greece delay your retirement? i'm here to make the connections to your money real.
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sachin asked the indian media not to put too much pleasure pressure on the teenager. >> my son started his career. it's a humble request if he can live his life like a normal 14-year-old without thinking of anything other than falling in love with the sport. (applause) >> some footsteps to follow in. more on the website. check it out. all the details. get in touch with us on twitter and facebook. plenty more from me later, but that is the sport for now. >> thank you. stay with us on al jazeera. another full bulletin of news is ahead with julie mcdonald, who will be in london for us. for
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now, goodbye. welcome back. when the bridge collapsed last
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may, it drew attention to design flaws in older bridges. one in nine bridges in the united states are designated fracture-critical. the 50-year-old bridge is part of a major link from canada to mexico. tonya moseley tells us more. >> reporter: behind me is the new bridge on interstate i-5, replacing a temporary bridge put there after the accident. it took crews more than 17 hours to put it into place. now opening it up to 71,000 drivers that pass through each day. it was captured on time lapse video. a 900,000 pound bridge was hoisted with a quarter of an inch leeway on either side. >> this isn't the average carjack to jack the bridges up. it takes big equipment and big tools and big mechanisms to do it. >> last may an oversized truck hit the bridges steel beams in the wrong spot causing it to collapse. several cars flew into the water. amazingly no one was seriously hurt.
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a temporary bridge was put into place while this new one was built alongside it. the accident highlights how one bad move can cause so much damage, and this bridge is hardly unique. the department of transportation says there are more than 20,000 older bridges in the united states like this one labeled fracture critical. if a key structural component is hit, it is at risk of collapse. washington state senator maria cantwell says in the light of this accident, lawmakers have assembled a fright coalition to figure out how to make sure other bridges are structurally safe. >> we know that freight is a big part of our economy, moving goods and services throughout this region and to asia. so we're only going to be as effective as that, as our infrastructure. >> today's final fix took four months of planning. contractors used 20 massive hydraulic jacks to lift the permanent fix into place. >> this thing is big and heavy.
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it should last for many years. that's the idea. >> reporter: early estimates predicted it could cost up to $18 million. the most spectacular salvage operation in history begins this week, and that is the razing of the sunken and grounded costa concordia cruise ship. officials say the process has never been tried on a ship this large. it will take at least 12 hours to upright the flooded 100,000 ton vessel. 32 people died when the luxury liner ran aground in the italian coast in january of 2012. >> time now for sports with michael eaves. it was manning versus manning today. >> brother versus brother. no one was looking forward to this match-up in the manning family. that is for sure.
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being five years younger than peyton he's faced comparisons over the year. the one that they hang over his head the most, eli was 0-2 against peyton in head-to-head match-ups. today it was manning 3 and peyton manning off an nfl record. today he added to the total by throwing to two more scores giving him the most touchdown passes ever in the first two weeks of the season. he surpassed the 60,000-yard mark for his career making him the third quarterback to throw for that many yards. one week later, the broncos score 41 against the giants thanks to a career high four interceptions thrown by elemanning and a punt return for a touchdown. denver wins it 41-23. manning bowl iii goes the same way with the big brother beating
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little brother's squad. we're live from metlife stadium. no one in the manning family looks forward to this game because it pits brother versus brother. for the third time in a row, the older brother comes away with the w. >> reporter: that's true, michael. when you saw interviews from both guys earlier this week, it's like they were making a trip to the dentist and the chair at the moment they were asked about playing against their brother. as you said, round 3 goes to pay ten, and it was like if you put it in boxing terms, peyton manning getting ahead sleeping on course and big brother delivered the knockout blow. he engineered three touchdown drives for the broncos putting the game out of reach while eli was struggling to keep up. he ended up tieing his career high with four picks. >> same situation. just strange circumstances. good win, good team win. i don't know how -- it's kind of hard to -- it's a unique situation. not many other players have to
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go through it. so you don't really know -- you can't ask many for advice on it. good team win for us, and good road win. >> again, obviously, the broncos offense is very efficient in the game. the broncos offense very efficient in the game. in the fifrs half the giants had several times to cash in but settled on three field goals. in third down the giants were horrendous in the game converting 1-11. it was a celebration at halftime. they honored former head coach bill parcells, but peyton manning spoiled the party. he joins brett favre and dan marino for throws for 60,000 yards in their careers. >> when i spoke to eli a couple days ago, he brought up the fact what team has a victory. the broncos starts the season 2-0 and the giants are 0-2.
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if it's 0-2, you're not going to the playoffs. >> this is true. when the giants went to the super bowl and won it, they started 0-2. they hung their hat on that. like you said, michael, it becomes math if you get to 0-3 and 0-4 especially. the giants looking at the tougher schedule game going to carolina next week. the giants need to get in the win column. the broncos especially offensively clicking on all cylinders as they improve to 2-0. it was 2007 when the giants started and eli manning led them to their first super bowl victory. even though it's just a second week of the season, there is a huge difference between a team starting 1-1 versus 0-2. as i mentioned over the last four seasons, 30 teams have started the season 0-2, but not one has made the playoffs. that trend loomed over both washington and green bay today
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until the packers jumped out to the lead. two touchdown passes went to jordy nelson. rodgers had 480 yards passing. robert griffin iii tried to make it respectable, but the packers win it easily 38-20. in kansas city both the chiefs and cowboys want to get off 2-0 starts. tony romo had one touchdown to dez bryant who hauled in nine catches for 141 yards. the chiefs were determined to ged new head coach andy reid a win in the home opener. he completed one to dwayne bow that gave the chiefs the lead for good. thanks to the defense the chiefs have a 2-0 start for the second time since 2005. now to baseball. midway through the last month of the season, the most contested division race is the national league central where the pirates and cardinals started the day atop the standings. pittsburgh hosting the cubs, and
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they have a 1-0 lead after the first inning. that's all he needed. he took a no-hit into the seventh inning and faltered and the first no-decision of the season. pittsburgh had the 3-2 win. in st. louis the cardinals had an easier time against the mariner mariners. matt adams homered for st. louis that won for the seventh time and to keep pace with pittsburgh. they have 13 games remaining on the season. we get wrapped up in the nfl season, we have to remember the playoffs for baseball are two weeks away. >> it's interesting to remember those two guys. thanks, michael. manning -- imagine having a last name that's 35 letters long, too long to fit on your driver's license. her 19-syllable surname wouldn't
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fit on the i.d. for years they dropped the last letter of her name and not her first or middle name at all. she petitioned sat officials and hawaii's computer systems will be upgraded by the end of the year adding room for her entire name. still ahead, your weather forecast with rebecca stevenson, and also ""america tonight"" is up next.
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the second hurricane of season moving slowly westward in the southwestern portion of the gulf of mexico. it's almost directly in line with monterrey in the mountains of mexico. that's where we look for mudslides with this particular storm. on the other side of mexico we have manuel. he's already hit landfall earlier in morning. it came on shore. what we're watching is a couple different things, but i want to point something out quickly. if you look in the state of utah, know where the satellite is developing a little line of clouds, that's a back-door cold front. it will bring in showers and thunderstorms again to parts of
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colorado. now, new mexico's getting hammered, too, but first look at the particular hurricane we're watching and that is ingrid. it's just a category 1, but the storm surgery is 2 to 4 feet. boy, they will get hammered with all the rain in mexico. we're very concerned. we're concerned about powerful storms in southern texas. you will have coastal flooding and we have a high surf advisory for south texas between south padre island up to corpus christi bay. we see showers and thunderstorms roll around the hurricane into the southern portion of the state. we also have a big line of thunderstorms across washington state into eastern oregon. a lot of lightning west of the cascades with this initially tonight. slowly we have cooling and we'll continue with heavier showers there in the pacific northwest. the new storm moves in. overnight it's going to be dry in the north central area. frost advisory for minnesota, wisconsin. your temperatures dip down, and it's also going to keep you cool tomorrow. hamas
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