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>> welcome al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. here are the stories we're following for you. the u.s. ambassador to pakistan summoned after a drone strike kills a taliban leader. and we're he learning more about the man who open fired in the los angeles international airport. nsa leaker ed ward snowdon would be traveling from russia to germany. >> the pakistani government has demanded a meeting with the u.s.
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ambassador to protest the drone attack that killed the taliban leader halimullah mehsud. >> a struggle for power for succession. also a serious blow for pakist pakistan, and preliminary talks with the tehriki-i-taliban. the peace prospects are now out of the question, and a big blow is seen to deliver to the taliban pakistan. they will not be able to recover from this any time soon. it will be interesting to see the government of pakistan has asked the security forces to be on red alert.
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>> joining us now, director for the center of middle east studies at the university of denver. thank you for joining us on this topic, now the pakistan foreign office has summoned the u.s. ambassador to protest this action there are competing interests here, but the interests have to overlap for there to be any success in the region. what do you think is going to come out of this? >> reporter: well, i think more division and confusion. the pakistani government is torn. on the one hand they want u.s. military support, they want u.s. military aid. they want help in fighting the taliban, which has been fight a low level insurgency for many years. but on the other hand they have to maintain a level of credibility in their own nation where those drone strikes are
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viewed unpopular. this highlights the confusion and lack of coordination between the united states and the pakistani government. >> publicly, though, the pakistanis have been outraged about these drone strikes. on some level behind the scenes have they be cooperating on any level? >> they have. there is common interests between the united states and the pakistani government to see the taliban in pakistan trucked. so there is a lot of coordination militarily, but there is no military solution to this, some negotiated settlement with the pakistani taliban has to take place. and there were talks to take place today, and then this drone strike happened. so those talks are not going to take place, and it will plunge pakistan into a cycle of violence that the country is preparing for.
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>> so what has to happen now it seems that the u.s. and pakistan has to resolve a riff that has been created, and then pakistan has to then again turn its attention to the taliban, is that what has to happen now? >> yes, this is a long story here. there is a lot of anger in the united states towards the pakistani government for not protecting and controlling its own border with respect to activity that goes from pakistan to afghanistan where american troops are located. so this is a long-standing sort of problem. the fact that this drone strike took place at the exact time when the government was to meet with the taliban displays to the world the coordination that should be there between the united states and pakistan is not really there. >> so many moving parts. thank you so much.
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we appreciate it. >> you're welcome. >> a di after a deadly shooting a search for answers continue. the website tmz shows th the chaotic scene at the lax airport. the suspect pulled out a rifle and started shooting. the rampage went on for ten minutes, ending when he was shot by police. we're live at the los angeles international airport gathering much more information. much more information on this suspect. tell us more about him. >> reporter: the suspect, paul ciancia is still in the hospital. he was shot in the face while the police were trying to subdue him. officials say that ciancia
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contacted his brother with thoughts of suicide. then his father called the police in new jersey who then contacted lapd. they came to do a welfare check, that's when the police spoke to his roommates, who say they saw him on thursday and everything seemed to be okay. but as we learned things were certainly not okay. >> our flight was canceled twice. they got us supposedly on the 7:00 a.m. flight, but that's been canceled as well. hopefully we're going to be on the 1:00 flight. but it will be delayed as well, and it might be canceled. >> we just came here, and they told us that our flight is canceled today. we're not flying today. not at all. >> reporter: and those are passengers here at l.a.x. things are not here at l.a.x. for many passengers. things are beginning to get back to normal, but i can tell you at
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this point terminal three remains closed. flights have been rerouted to other terminals. hundreds of passengers were stranded, and many were forced to stay at the airport. many are being told to contact the airlines directly to find out how they're going to get to their destination. virgin america, air transspirit, horizon and jetblue. things will get back together b, we understand that passengers are able to retrieve their luggage and belongings. you'll recall when this shooting happened, it was mass chaos. many people tried to run out and escape the bloodshed. many abandoned their luggage when it all went down. i want to talk about the tsa officer who was killed. we do know his identity.
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tsa officers to honor him will wear a black badge until he's to rest. >> well, paul ciancia's parents live in new jersey. the suspect's family had received suicidal text messages from him this week. others who know him express shock at what he's accused of doing. >> i'm just shocked. from knowing this guy i can't believe--it just doesn't make sense. >> oh, that explains why the cops were here coming in with shotguns and everything. >> i'm still a little taken back. that's why i'm kind of like a little speechless to know that this is a guy who did what did he to these people today, and mime heart is broken. my heart is just broken.
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>> it raises questions about security at lax and other airports dr. todd curtis spoke to us about these issues. >> reporter: this was an unusual attack. it was not a passenger trying to come through normally and sneaking a gun through. this is someone who attacked the security checkpoint as part of his strategy. and tsa was set up to do a variety of things. what they weren't set up to do was to be an armed police officer. they don't have law enforcement powers. they don't have law enforcement options such as carrying weapons with them. however, there is a layer of defense at every airport that includes police and other levels of support. and that support was evident in los angeles. that part of the system that is having law enforcement protecting the security checkpoint areas did actually work. >> so when you say that, it sounds like you're saying that this actually could have been a lot worse.
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>> certainly. from all appearances it looks like this was a lone person, not someone who had a coordinated plan with several other people. certainly if you had a group of people who were armed the way this person was, they could ea easily overwhelm any checkpoint at any airport in this country. but the fact of the matter is that there is more than one way to protect the airport, and to protect the aircraft, and to protect the people in that airport. and certainly if this person had an intent to randomly kill passengers they don't have to go beyond the check point. there are thousands of people in the non-secure area of l.a.x. who would have been easy targets. but that was not the intent of this person fortunately. >> nsa leaker edward snowdon is reaching out. we have reports from moscow. >> reporter: eric snowdon shows every sign of going native.
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the latest in. shot shows him on a river cruise in moscow. but on thursday he held a three-hour meeting with the german green party. he said that snowdon would be willing to come to germany as a witness in the inquiry of the bugging of the phone of chancellor angela merkel. >> he told me he could imagine coming to germany if it was made clear he could come in safety, this means free passage and asylum. >> reporter: it's reported snowdon is starting a new job in st. petersburg this month as a technical adviser to russia's version of facebook. but security in moscow has now been given new powers to
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intercept telecommunications. >> it was a very warm meeting with the german m.p. it was held at snowdon's own initiative. >> it's going to be very serious. especially in next year's winter leaderships in russia, talking not just telecommunications but wi-fi, laptops, and smart phones. 90% of all your passwords will be broken. >> reporter: it's been alleged that september's g20 summit in st. petersburg the russians handed out free gifts to spy on cell phone and computer summations. a spokesman for vladimir putin dismissed the reports as an attempt to divert the attention
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away from the more serious allegations of espionage being levy against washington. al jazeera, moscow. ♪ you >> meteorologist: it's turning out to be a decent day over much of our nation's midsection. we're rain free at this hour. we're seeing mostly clear conditions from the dakotas down to texas. we do have a few frontal boundaries on the motive. the front has made its way off the northeast coast line and draping down across south florida. another boundary moving down the great lakes. here we've had the heavy rain coming in across central florida. we're still in line for the possibility of a thunderstorm or two as we head through the remainder of the afternoon. through the northeast we have the clouds and sunshine. interior sections will be most impacted by this next front that
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is moving in. that's bringing rain for today but we're expects colder air to move in. that's when we'll feel rain and snow. for now it's rain and very strong winds. we do have wind advisory, and it's back around seattle as well as spok spokane. >> a real life space hero remembered. saying good bye to the second manner ever to circle the earth. and france farmers are saying no way to new tax. future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life.
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[[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. you. >> welcome back. a final farewell for america's space hero. paying final respects to astronaut scott carpenter in colorado today. he was the second astronaut to orbit the earth. tell us about the legacy of scott carpenter.
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>> reporter: yes, very special group, indeed, richelle. carpenter was one of those men in the early days of the 1960s who played a very important role in the early days of space. the americans, it's united states were going head to head with the soviet union trying to win that race to get to the moon. we're here at st. john's''s episcopal church in colorado. john carpenter was an altar boy here growing up. he was one of the seven astronauts selected in 1959 to take part of the race to get america to the moon. he was the fourth american to travel into space. in 1962, in may of 1962 three times, not only did he love space. once he retired from nasa he went under the sea. he became an aquanaut, if you will. he spent 30 days under the
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pacific ocean in the sea lab studying the effects of sea life on the human body. there is going to be a large group of people here today. of course, some of his fellow navy fliers. he was a navy cadet, some of the navy personnel will be here. we had the navy honor guard just a short time ago. and some of the nasa astronauts will be here acting as honorary paul bearers. john glenn will be giving the eulogy. he and carpenter were great friends, neighbors during the nasa program. with carpenter's death today, john glenn will be the sole surviving members of that mercury seven astronaut chose no one 1959 who did so much for our country into the 1960s. >> and it really makes sense that they would be so close because there are so few people
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who can understand the experiences that astronauts have, jim? >> reporter: yes, you know, we talked to candy carpenter just a while ago, the daughter of scott carpenter. she lives here in the boulder area. she's inside for the services. she said her dad was just a humble man. he did so much for the country, but he just maintained a great attitude about his place in history and his place in america, richelle. >> it will be a wonderful celebration of his accomplishments and his life. jim, thank you so much. more than 10,000 people are rallying in france today. protesting new taxes, demonstrators are riled up and tear gas is raining down on them according to a "la monde" reporter. we're at the protest in france's western city. >> reporter: several thousand
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people here in northwest france. they're furious about this ecotax that president hollande wants to introduce. he's already backtracked slightly. he said he'll suspend it for more talks, but the people here want it scrapped all together. they say it will jeopardize their livelihoods. the area has been hit hard recently by factory closures, mainly in the food processing business. they say that they're being under cut by cheap labor elsewhere in the european union, particularly angry about germany, who they say is under cutting them. but the economy generally has taken a knock recently, and the focus of the protesters being on this ecotax. just a week ago there were violent clashes with the police. tear gas was fired.
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there were several injuries. a couple of days later françois hollande backtracked. protesters feel they have the initiative. they want him to go further and scrap it all together. they have been promised more state aid, but they're still not happy. they're here in a big march voicing that anger. >> up from the ashes, after the wildfire, coming up, sowing the seeds of a new generation of resilient plants.
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>> the pakistani government has summoned the u.s. ambassador. they want answers about the attack that killed hakimullah
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mehsud. three others were also killed. the u.sthe mehsud is suspected f planning th attacks four years . pakistan is condemning the drone attacks saying this violates their sovereignty. paul ciancio took a rifle to lax and started shooting. he was shot and taken into custody. edward snowdon contractor is being recruited as a witness inquiry into angela merkel's
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cell phone. seeds of success. >> reporter: when a filed fire ignites, containment is the first priority. record high temperatures coupled with dry weather whipped up more than a dozen major wildfires in colorado this summer. but what happens once the fire is distinguished could be the difference between fueling more wildfires or preventing them. this is a site of a june 2012 pine ridge wildfire. >> it burned 14,000 acres in the course of a few days. one day in particular, so thousand acres burned. >> andrea is a conservation scientist with the botanic garden. >> one of the issues after a fire like this is the problem of invasive species.
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one of them around here is the cheat grass and it's one of the things that carried this wildfire farther than it would otherwise. >> reporter: before cheat grass the average fire cycle was 40 to 100 years. now it's every three to five years. this is a critical step in reducing the severity and frequency of wildfire. >> we're going to pull the seeds out because we're going to look and see if they are ready for collection. >> reporter: working with the seeds of success program b blmbotanist and her interns take to the field to gather and insure the next generation of plant life. >> the idea is that we would put this seed into seed storage so it's viable for a couple of hundred years. >> reporter: ideally the team ales goal is to collect 0,00 100
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to 20,000 seats every time they go out and cha catalog the plans they find in these fields. >> most people are not aware of the scale, the millions of acres that burn every year, the millions of pounds of seed that have to go out. a lot of times it's sown by helicopter because these areas are inaccessible. and dropping vast amounts of seed on this scorched earth with the hopes that it will come back and thrive in the future. >> reporter: in total, 1 million different seeds are preserved here. it's a deposit made by plant scientists and environmental agencies that could protect human and wildlife in the absence of a rainy day. al jazeera, chicago.
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>> meteorologist: hi, i'm meteorologist eboni deon with an update on our temperatures. we're finally seeing our temperatures move just a bit, but it is still on the cool side in minneapolis where we're at 43 degrees. across the east we're in mid to upper 60s, just about average. not as warm as it was yesterday, but still we're going to see a nice, mild afternoon. looking very nice if you want to check out some of the fall colors. this is some of the fall foliage. we could be in line for a slight sprinkle or two. but the drier air mass will be moving in the second half of the weekend. highs only in the mid 50s on sunday. by monday we'll struggle to get out of the 40s. we do have that colder air mass that will be taking shape over the next 48 hours into the northeast. aside from that further inland we're watching a few showers.
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that will reinforce that shot of colder air coming in. the nation's midsection rain free but look at what is brewing across the northwest. it's starting to get going, spreading rain from washington and oregon into idaho. but it's at the higher elevati elevations that they'll need to watch out in the overnight hours and into sunday because we will see the rain changing over into snow and we'll watch the know levels lowering possibly as low as 2500 feet. it's wet, very windy. win gusts 43 mph. and we do have the winter storm warnings in affect. richelle, back to you. >> thank you so much. and thank you for watching al jazeera. i'm richelle carey. "techknow" is next. we'll leave with you pictures from celebration in boston. celebrating from the sox went
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from worst to first winning the world series over st. louis cardinals. we'll let the pictures speak for themselves. >> hello and welcome, i'm phil torres, talking about innovations that can save live. we'll do it in a unique way. this is a show about scientists. let's check out the team. kyle hill is an engineer. he's on the trail of something decimating bee population. >> crystal dilworth is a molecular neuroscientist. she shows us california's hi tech grapes - how science can achieve perfection in a glass. i'm phil torres. i'm an


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