>> >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello, and welcome to the news hour. i'm fully about to go live in doha. hundreds feared dead after 2 million are effected. the philippines cleans up after the quake. one area is hit by two months of rain in a single day. and signs of a possible break through in geneva.
and $6 billion over 12 years of conflict, we'll look at the shortfalls of foreign aid to afghanistan. ♪ a major rescue and cleanup operation is underway in the central philippines. a powerful island struck the island on tuesday. tens of thousands of people have lost their homes and all of their belongings. the death toll stands at 144 people, and is expected to rise. >> reporter: this woman was born in this house. but all of it was destroyed in an instant. >> i don't know where to begin, how to begin. i'm only looking at our
house -- i have no mind set yet after this moment. >> reporter: more than 100 people were killed when the earthquake struck the region. the town was the epicenter of the 7.2 magnitude quake. rescue operations are underway. the local government says it is not optimistic. the chance of finding survivors is becoming slim. it damaged infrastructure such as sorts, hospitals, and public schools. it provides thousands of jobs to the people here including those living in out-lying islands. even heritage sites were not spared. church was one of the very first built in the country. it's a major focal point for the catholics and also for southeast
asia. ♪ >> the world's famous children of the choir say the destruction of their church does not mean their culture has been obliterated too. >> translator: the church is just a symbol, the unity of the people here to be able to rise and recover. that is the real church. >> reporter: the philippine government says it is unable to assess the cost of the tragedy at the moment, but these children keep singing, hoping their voices will inspire others to rise above the ruins. ♪ and al jazeera's rob mcbribe is at the epty center of the earthquake. the president visited the area, rob, has aid reached the people
there? >> reporter: that visit was a very important part i suppose of the recovery process. he came here and visited some of the damaged churches, and also met the people, very important to be meeting people in this part of the philippines. as you can probably hear just behind me, there is a band practice going on. there are signs of life returning to normal. it has to be paid for an awful lot of people this is a second anxious night. many l be turning to their homes, others have been saying -- [ technical difficulties ] -- can indeed return home. this church is one of the most visible signs of the damage they have had here. and the evening mass was held outside. many of these churches are just so unsafe for people to go inside. >> yes, and this is going to
have a devastating effect on the economy of the region, rob? >> reporter: it is, i mean this part particularly is really the commercial heartland of the central part of the philippines. it's a big shipment hub, tourism, and also commerce and business, and also we heard that shopping malls, a number of those have been closed because of structural damage, and they are waiting to see just what kind of repairs have to be done before they are safe again. even the shopping malls that are open, and indeed office workers, people have been staying away from these large buildings, just concerned about being caught in one of these large structures and having another after shock. >> rob, thank you very much. now we are getting reports that a plane has crashed in
southern laos. it crashed into the river just a few hours ago. at least 39 people have been confirmed dead. more on that story as information becomes available us to. at least five people have been killed in india in the aftermath of the cyclone. the floods have washed away homes and fields. almost a million people have lost their homes. now to world us in. talks between iran and world powers have now entered their second day in geneva. all sides have been hoping to break the dead lock over iran's nuclear activities. iran is under tight economic sanctions and p5-plus-1 has a number of conditions before those sanctions can be lifted.
james what is the latest? >> reporter: they are still sitting around the table. you have on one side the p5-plus-1, on the other side you have the iranians, and they are going through all of the proposals put forward by iran. we're not getting much information about those technical discussions around the table behind that closed door, but we are getting one incite, and that's from the iranian foreign minister. he has posted on his facebook page his -- what he describes as his report of the situation, and he says that the iranian plan was welcomed by the p5-plus-1. he said they dealt with it positively, and he says he will soon be returning after there is a press conference here in tehran, and we expect to hear
from the iranians and the european union. he will be returning to tehran, and he is saying there is likely to be more talks in the next couple of weeks. >> do they want iran to stop enriching uranium completely? >> reporter: there are all sorts of technical issues. the enrichment slowly the international community have eased their position. it looks like they are now going to allow some enrichment on iranian soil. the iranians, of course, want their sanctions eached as soon as possible. i think the general view of diplomats is they have been given a window to try to do diplomacy and get those sanctions ease, but it is not wane doe that will last forever.
i don't think we'll get a deal in geneva but we might be getting the beginning of a deal. >> okay. james thank you very much. and we'll go back to you as soon as there's any news coming out of those talks. thank you very much, james bays. [ inaudible ] in syria has continued across the country over the eid's period. at least 21 people have been killed in a bus explosion. thousands of people have left the area in the last two days, and the groups posted this video, showing a suicide attack 50 kilometers north of damascus. >> reporter: now what i'm
hearing from [ inaudible ] that a land mine struck a bus carrying people. of course it took place in [ inaudible ] what is interesting is that it is surrounded by a number of syrian army bases in that area. that particular attack took place close to an air defense unit. that's why syrian activists are accusing the government for being behind the attack, saying they put some land mines in the area. now moving on to the video we showed about al-qaeda, now they do say that a suicide fighter from their ranks detonated a charge against a building where -- that belongs to the syrian army. there's no news on casualties, but from the videos that we have seen, the attack is massive. still ahead on this news hour, more than a dozen people killed as a powerful typhoon
rips through japan. plus -- it will be very bad for export. we will suffer a lot. >> we'll tell you how possible u.s. default could throw the global economy into disarray. and we'll tell you who is going to brazil and who will have to work harder to get though finals. ♪ u.s. politicians have less than 24 hours to raise the borrowing limit or risk defaulting on its debt. they have been wrangling for two weeks over bought deal. economists are warning the consequences will be felt globally and the united states credit rating could be down rated. kimberly deadline 15 or so hours away, is this likely to be
resolved any time soon? >> reporter: there are certainly hopes that it will be, and there is an effort in the u.s. senate to work out a deal, but that has to pass the house of representatives. and that's where the problem has been all along. there are many in the house administration who believe this is just fear mongering, and there isn't the dire concerns and bleak outlook that have been predicted. so there does seem to be a challenge, and i can tell you the fact that there are only 15 hours left, certainly does make it less likely that this can be worked out in time, given the legislative maneuvers that are possible. it's not impossible if this deal can be worked out, and is fast
tracked, it could still make it to the president's desk in time to be signed into law. but that is contingent on the fact that they can get along. >> and if no deal is worked out, kimberly, how will that effects ordinary americans? >> well, already there is a tremendous amount of anxiety and uncertainty. and this is the equivalent of if we hit the treasury deadline ceiling, this is the equivalent of an ordinary consumer maxing out their credit cards, but there still is a bit of cash reserve on hand, roughly $30 billion, so october 17th can come and go, and there may be the possibility some bills can be paid but about a week later is when the treasury has to make hard choices about which bills will be paid.
so you could see social security payments, the monthly payments that go out to the elderly, those would not be sent out, rising interest rates for consumers who are thinking about buying a car or house, they suddenly may not be able to do that, and then we know there could be tremendous ripple effect in the financial markets in the u.s. as well as around the world, so the concern is this could trigger recession, not just in the u.s. but also a global recession, so all of these factors combined are causing an awful lot of uncertainty. >> thank you, kimberly. as kimberly mentioned there is fear that failure to reach a deal could effect the world economy as a whole. from southern china, marga martinez reports.
>> reporter: work here continues despite fears that the business is about to suffer a huge loss. like thousands of other factories here, the products are exported all over the world. should the united states default on its debt this would throw the world in chaos. >> translator: it will be very bad for export. we will suffer a lot. >> reporter: the world's two largest economies are deeply interconnected. china is the largest foreign holder of u.s. debt, and the u.s. is china's second largest export market. much of the dollars were invested back into u.s. treasury bonds. the chinese government has
expressed his certain over the u.s. possibly defaulting on its debt. they have called the u.s. a hypocritical nation with a dysfunctional government, saying this is the time to de-americanize the world. >> the default is more like technical reason rather than fundamental reason. so i don't know what will happen. >> reporter: but one thing is certain, whatever does happen will effect not just china, but the entire world economy. if the u.s. does not break its dead lock, it will help prove
china's point that u.s. power in global affairs is declining. a powerful typhoon has hit the coast of japan. >> reporter: typhoon packed winds of up to 180 kilometers per hour. it tore up the east coast. the island here bore the brunt of the typhoon's fury, a staggering 800 millimeters of rain fell here within 24 hours. that's more than twice what the island usually gets for the entire month of october. most of the dead were buried in the deluge. >> typhoons normally don't take this kind of a toll as it has on this occasion. the tie phone as they are calling it a once in a decade
typhoon, and looking at the damage on this one island in particular, does seem to be devastating. >> reporter: storm warnings caused people to get out of the capitol. and many were stranded where flights were grounded. the previous typhoon was powerful, but the storm sped through within around 24 hours, avoiding prolonged bad weather. now it is concentrated on finding the many people who are still missing, and cleaning up what the typhoon left behind. all right. let's get an update on the weather in japan and else now. >> thanks very much. would you believe we have the 26th typhoon of the season just waiting in the wings to push up towards japan. that's this area of cloud we have out in the open waters.
it is going to make its way further northwards towards japan. we'll close in to japan and you can see we saw a staggering 246 millimeters of rain in only 24 hours for tokyo. 823 in that same period of time. it did move through very quickly, brighter skies coming in behind, and that's good news. we have got some heavy showers coming to the western side of japan, but essentially it is a drying up process, things are in the process of quieting down. making our way into vietnam, we have seen very heavy rain here as well of course. laos is seeing heavy downpours as is the case in thailand.
good parts of china staying very well over the next couple of days. foreign forces prepare to leave afghanistan, and the international community has promised to continue giving aid money. more than $60 billion has already been donated, but little has reached the people who need it most. jane ferguson reports. >> reporter: a life lived here is one of the toughest in afghanistan. in kabul's camp some of the pourest people in the country, struggle to survive. most have lead the fighting in the south. a camp elder says finding help from the government is impossible. >> translator: it has been five years that i have been struggling to help these people. i have not stopped. for god's sake come here and see the situation of the people. a wealthy person wouldn't even let a dog live in theses. >> reporter: as foreign forces
move out, continuing aid has been promised by though international community. but over $60 billion has already been poured into the country, much of it wasted, and very little of it having gone to people like this. this doctor is an economist who leaves aid money has been wasted. and as instability increases as the forces leave -- [ technical difficulties ] -- >> the pouring of millions of dollars on [ inaudible ] if the afghanistan government will not become a responsible partner, we have to bring the mechanisms that would ensure accountability. >> reporter: to most, accountability doesn't exist. >> translator: food and other things do not come to us. >> reporter: this place has
become famous for children freezing to death in winter. 12 years of war and foreign aid has brought little help to them. many now turn to prayer for help instead. jane ferguson, al jazeera, kabul, afghanistan. bow shack is the unrepresentative in afghanistan. he joins us live in kabul. so what has happened to all of the aid money? why are we still seeing so many people in such desperate conditions? >> well, i think -- first of all good evening. and i think what we are seeing is the consequences of 30 years of long war, hostilities, and impact from -- from all sides. what we are also seeing -- and i think we could see it just a few minutes behind me, the number of cranes in kabul and the number
of other programs that have happened, and not the least a city that is booming from 1 million about ten years ago where i was walking around in ruins, and today in a situation of a huge industry of about 5 million estimated population. so certainly not all of it has been wasted. >> the afghan government recently drafted a policy to help resettle some of the displaced people inside the country to other areas. do you think this is a good solution? >> i certainly think the whole irk you of returning refugees and displaced persons is one of the biggest challenges, and one of the challenges that maybe has not gotten the attention it should. indeed this new policy on displacement is definitely the way forward to try to deal with it, but it needs very significant attention from
everybody. >> if afghans are worried that the security situation will deteriorate sharply next year as the u.s. completes its withdrawal. are you expecting more people to leave afghanistan in different areas of the country once the foreign troops pull out? >> all right this year and already over so many years we have seen very displacement inside and outside of the country. we are also seeing continued displacement happening and from our side on the humanitarian front, we are trying to find a solution that allows people to come back, and at least to deal with certain parts of the displacement situation. but the displacement will take place in the continuing situation there is probably little doubt. however the message is that we need to get to a stable situation, and that all actors
should really move towards a situation of peace. >> what precisely do you see as the long term sustainable solution to afghanistan's displacement and refugee problem? >> livelihood opportunities, obviously is the main issue. it's an issue of getting people returning and ability to find services and find livelihood opportunities. on the one side people are seeking to come to cities. they are deciding and i listen to the interview just before -- they are often living in dramatic and tragic situation in the city because they believe livelihood is here. everybody is trying to focus on agriculture, on the rural areas, much more than the urban areas, because agriculture is the only big sector that really can provide livelihood. however, people displaced in
afghanistan as many other places in the world are deciding to move to urban areas, because this is closer to schools, to education, and what they believe are better livelihood opportunities. >> okay. thank you so much for take the time to talk to us. thanks for your time, sir. >> thank you very much. human rights groups say there has been a 60% increase in attacks on palestinians by jewish settlers in the occupied west bank. >> reporter: trying to rescue what they can of their olive groves after an attack by israel settlers. human rights groups say they have seen an increase in this type of attack. last year 370 were records, so
far this year there has v been almost 600. this is one of a number of people who had their vehicles burned during a nighttime attack. he said he saw jewish settlers moving through the village. >> translator: i was woken up by dogs barking, i looked outside and saw them setting fire to the car. there were six of them. >> reporter: this is the village and whoever burnt out the cars also left writing on the wall. the writing refers to the killing of an israeli soldier. the target is invariably the local palestinian population. >> translator: they target palestinian families living far from the towns but close to
jewish settlements. at night they set fire to cards and sometimes check people's id cards. >> reporter: only around 10% of the complaints lead to inindictments. >> police operations have made a number of arrests in jerusalem, we arrested 13 minors in between the ages of 13 and 16 that appeared before the court after being directly involved in incidents. this just goes to prove both that our undercover units are working. we are both planning and responding and making arrests. >> reporter: people like this farmer say they will carry on trying to seek justice, but they are living in continued fear. all right. so much more to come on this news hour, including coming to
underway in the philippines after a powerful earthquake. people are still feeling after shocks and the death toll stands at 144. talks between iran and its world leaders are continuing for a second day in geneva. iran wants tight economic sanctions to be lifted. and there has been more violence over the eid's period across syria. and at least 21 people have been reportedly killed by an explosion that hit a bus. mexican authorities say cholera has killed one concern and infected 159 others. the water-born disease has always been detectored in other areas. >> reporter: i'm standing here
in front of the government's health ministry here in mexico city, and it's in this building that government officials have been meeting over the past few days to come up with a plan on how to deal with this cholera outbreak here in mexico. so far the outbreak has been limited to about four states. it hasn't really reached mexico city here. but there is a concern if it does spread it could effect people in the city and throughout the country. and this is a particular strain of cholera that hasn't been seen in me mexico before. >> translator: in the case of the americas cholera is circulating in haiti, dominican republic and cuba. >> reporter: this is the first time there has been a cholera outbreak in mexico since 2001 which was at the end of a
ten-year long epidemic. so it's the government's job right now to try to spread this education campaign across the country, to educate people and inform people of the steps they need to take to prevent the transition of cholera in mexico city and throughout the coup try. police in small groups of protesters in brazil formed on tuesday night. they hijacked the national teacher's protest in rio de janeiro. and through rocks, bottles, and bombs at police. teachers were caught in the violent exchange. >> translator: the government [ inaudible ] education and military [ inaudible ] our fight is for quality public education. greece's parliament has
moved to remove members of the golden dawn party. golden dawn won 18 of parliament's 300 seats in the 2012 elections in greece. a court in russia has suspended the sentence of alexei navalny. he was charged with stealing timber while working as an advisor for the governor. he says the charge was fabricated and politically motivated. now more than a century ago, germany call onized the area of southern africa now known as nibia. now the government is trying to move the country on from its
bloody past. >> reporter: the distinctive dress is a reminder of what is considered the first genocide of the 21st century. by copying their style they believe they assumed the power. >> we will say our [ inaudible ] no one saw something you have to accept and live with it. >> reporter: the government wants to assert a more indigenous identity. but the people in the port town, have fought back so hard, the government has backed down. >> what you are selling tourism
is an experience that is linked to a geographic space, and then you brand that. so when you change the name, the image of that invoked in your mind may no longer reflect the geographic space as you know it. >> reporter: in the capitol change is underway. this statue was moved from its original spot to make way for a new national museum. but they want to go one step further and get rid of the statute completely. while some want to shed the colonial legacy, some feel their tradition is now holy theres. >> we move from a village to a city, you will adopt to what people do.
dress as people dress, you wouldn't want to wear your hair or dressed up in your tradition always. that's -- i don't know, kind of lame. >> reporter: it's a conversation they are having that is as much about the past as it is the future. in the united states the 70th annual native american convention in oklahoma has highlighted the rise of native american women. rights groups say president obama has not done enough to ensure their protection. this report comes from tulsa, oklahoma. >> please welcome diane nook. [ applause ] >> reporter: a sliver of a full moon before it's premier in oklahoma. among the players, women who have been physically abused themselves. it's the right to restore the
right of native american tribes to prosecute nominatetive americans who assault native women. to give them that right, president obama signed the violence against women act. they will be able to prosecute the men. it was a change welcomed by many survivors. >> that gave my tribe the power back to us to determine what is needed when we look at crimes on native lands. >> reporter: the act was a major step forward, but a debate is now underway as to whether it leaves open a loophole that anows nominatetive men who are not in an intimate relationship with native women, to commit
acts of violence such that authorities don't have the resources to find them and prosecute them. and this the tribes say are adding to the people. thousands of men are in the area to work the gas fields. and tribes have no authority over them. >> our numbers in sexual assault have quadrupled since the oil boom statistically with the people not reporting we can't actually show it on paper. >> it's just the beginning. >> it's just a sliver. >> the first sliver. >> of a full moon. >> reporter: there is much to celebrated in the amendment violence against women act, but native american women are still not being fully protected under the law. [ applause ] now a group of college
students in the u.s. have found that a popular american cookie is just as addictive as cocaine. the students of connecticut college studied lab rat's attraction to oreo cookies, they found they were equally addicted to the cookies as rat rats -- [ technical difficulties ] and the man that invented the gummy bear has died. he expanded his country all over the world. some 100 million of the bear-shaped jelly treats are now produced every day. he was 90 years old. worldwide sales of paper books are on the decline with many now opting to read on their electronic devices, but not so in india where book sales are going strong.
>> reporter: you can't beat a good book or so the saying goes. demand for books is such that even in an outdoor market, one can find the famous, infamous, and a selection of home-grown titles. >> the addition is no so much about the medium [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: this author says book sales are strong today, because before the middle class could only read about stories about the elite, the past, or people in foreign countries. and that's driving young readers to pick up a book. but don't let the high-tech gadgets fool you, the demand for printed books is still growing.
india has the third-largest book market in the world. and unlike other countries where selling books may be an endangered industry, here in india, they sometimes don't know where to put them all. -- [ technical difficulties ] >> to open another bookstore, after just a couple of years of opening this branch, demand is still rising. >> get any number of books, there's no problem for us. [ inaudible ]. >> so he came to the place where they were sitting -- >> reporter: parents encourage their children to read at a young age.
reading is celebrated in india, no matter what the format the books come in. it will likely remain that way for generations to come. all right all of the excitement of a night of world cup qualifying coming up next with joe in sports, plus we'll tell you how this team has their dreams snatched away in a dying moment. plus we'll look at the winners and losers in the war against hunger. al jazeera america - a n
welcome back. the world has come a long way in tackling global hunger. that's the overall message in this year's global index on hunger. every year the index maps nutrition in the developing world. since 1990 when records began, governments in the middle east and africa have all made significant strides in feeding their people. some individual countries, though, haven't . . . the top three performers in this year's index are . . . so what makes a country good attack attack -- at tackling hunger. the top performer this year.
thank you for being on al jazeera. so for countries like india and swasyland who haven't made great progress in feeding their people it is solely due to a lack of political will? >> thank you for having me. we developed this index to show what countries do, what actions they are taken in terms of addressing hunger and nutrition. and political will is a really important prerequisite. unless we measure what governments are doing and failing to do, and recognize what they do well, we cannot keep governments to account. so what we're seeing in countries like india is that commitment levels can be higher, there's no doubt about that, of course the odd and the situation is very serious, particularly in terms of child stunting rate.
but political commitment has to be part of the solution. it cannot be the only solution, but it's a necessary part of the solution. >> what prevents some governments from making efforts to address hunger in their countries? >> one very important reason is accountability. people may know what their government are up to, so we developed the hunger and new tradition index to show what governments are doing, because we feel it's really important for communities that suffer from hunger, and for civil society groups to be able to have the information at that fingertips to engage in a construction dialogue with their governments. so where you can get greater accountability, and generate greater commitment to do something. if there's no accountability, and no incentive for governments to act further on hunger and new tradition. >> tell us about some of these success stories?
africa there has been some very serious progress. and had very serious issues in the past. why have they been able to make progress and not some of the other countries in africa. >> some of the factors are top-level political leadership. so in molia the president is taking measures -- and take themselves responsibility for these issues of hunger and new tradition. they show vision and commitment. they put in place really important measures in terms of putting in place programs that are programs that are trying to tackle the key challenges, and we have top-level political commitments so there is bound to be less impacts. >> thank you very much for take the time to talk to us.
>> thank you very much. all right. time to catch up on all of the sports now. >> thank you very much. if you are a european football fan you'll know by now if your team is heading to the world cup qualificationed continued on tuesday, with me on their way. >> reporter: poland has once denied england a place at the 1974 world cup. it didn't happen this ti titime -- [ technical difficulties ] captain's late strike gave england a 2-0 victory. they head to victory. >> the amount of pressure that was on the team over the last eight or nine days. but i think our last two performances have been really
good. tonight we were terrific, and managed to get through in the end and perform well under immense pressure. >> france will join the uk in the playoffs. [ inaudible ] scored either side of a goal. spain goes through due to their 2-0 win against georgia. portugal beat luxemburg 3-0. [ inaudible ] got their first. manchester united winger also scored as he capped in the side in the absence of two suspensions. russia win group a. [ technical difficulties ] to the netherlands the dutch had
already won their group. and wesley snyder scored a goal in istanbul. romania take the playoff spot at the expense of turkey. it was an historic night for bosnia, they reached the finals for the very first time when they won their win at lithuania. [ cheers ] thousands of fans celebrated bosnia's success on the streets of saroff you. it is a rare cause for celebration following nearly four years of war. >> translator: i want to thank every citizen for all of the good times we had together in every city where we played.
i want to thank all of those who supported us, but also those who were against us, because without them this would not be as sweet. mexico scraped into the playoffs with a little help from the us. mexico lost 2-0 to costa rica, and at that statement it looked like they run of five straight world cup appearances would be over. but just when it looked like panama would clench the playoffs the usa scored twice in the dying moment. helping them to snatch a 3- -- [ technical difficulties ] chile and ecuador look their places in the south american
group. ghana have taken a big step towards brazil after they beat egypt 6-1 in the first leg of their playoffs. it is still unclear whether the [ inaudible ] will be played in cairo with authorities having requested the match be moved because of security concerns. brazil will be in the finals as hosts. the team was in action on tuesday taking on zambia. this game took place at the national stadium in beijing in china. that's the bird's nest stadium to you and me. they missed loads of chances, though. but brazil eventually opened the scorer, and made it 2-0. in major league baseball the st. louis cardinals have taken a 3-1 series league in the national league championship series. st. louis was in a commanding
position by the end of the third be matt holiday smashing a two-run homer -- [ technical difficulties ] reach, final score, 4-2. the cardinals can take the series by oning on thursday. >> we can't get ahead of ourselves. and this team is way too good to think it is not going to be a tough task. so we have got to quickly turn the page. the red sox took a step closer by beating the detroit tyingers in game 3. and boston ran out 1-0 winners to take a 2-1 series lead. >> yeah, i mean i have been feeling comfortable. i'm not searching for anything. for me it is just being on time. and going into that at-bat he got me twice early in the game.
threw me four sliders, which he has never done to me before, but i just kept on going at it and was able to get it to 3-2. the pittsburgh penguins continue their good start. pittsburgh made sure they didn't complete the comeback, scoring from a power play to secure a 3-2 win. the vancouver that cubin cubings -- canucks in another rough start. the canucks stole a 3-2 win. over in st. louis it was a bad night for dan boyle of the
san jose sharks. he suffered a head injury and was stretchered off, having been checked by maksim lapierre in the first period. fortunately he was reported to be alert and responsive. [ inaudible ] cricketers will have some catching up to do while taking on pakistan. [ inaudible ] making centuries. south africa reached 72-4 in their second innings. we started this sports bulletin by talking about the world cup, and i'm sure we'll getting some exciting penalty shootouts in brazil, but will any get as far as this one in england. two sides couldn't be separated after 120 minutes of football, so it went to spot kicks, 29 of
them to be precise. that is an english fa record. [ technical difficulties ] thank you very much indeed, joe. all right, do stay with us on al jazeera, we have plenty more news of course on our side as usual, the address, aljazeera.com/english, you will see the latest there on the earthquake in the philippines as rescue efforts continue there. the death toll right now stands at 144, but authorities fear that number could rise. in the next half hour we'll be live in geneva for the latest on the talks between iran and world powers, on iran's controversial nuclear program. i hope you do stay with us here
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this is al jazeera america coming to you live from new york city. i'm del walters with a look at today's top stories. there are reports of a deal in the senate that would end the government shut down and raise the debt ceiling. house republican leaders tried twice yesterday and failed. the debt ceiling is midnight. it is day two of talks aimed at reigning in iran's nuclear program. six world powers are taking part in the talks in geneva. iran hoping to convince the world it's nuclear program is for making energy not bombs.