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. he indicated his anger and his malice. i would say towards the t.s.a. officers. >> charged with murder. police file charges against the man they say killed a t.s.a. at pointblank range. revenge suicide bombing, that's what the pakistan taliban is promising as they blame the u.s. for killing their leader. >> and offline again - website is down this sunday as programmers try to make it glitch free once and for all.
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hello, welcome to al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm morgan radford. . authorities file murder charges against a man they say opened fire inside terminal 3 at los angeles international airport. details emerged about the shooting that left one t.s.a. dead and others wounded. police say paul ciancia was dropped off by someone at lax before opening his bag, whipping out an assault rifle and shot gerardo i. hernandez at pointblank range. witnesses say sooens -- sooens walk said away -- paul ciancia walked away only to return and shot gerardo i. hernandez again. he left a note saying he was targeting security screeners. brian rooney has more from lax. >> we learnt a few more details. there is surveillance video of the internet - although it has
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not been released publicly. the fbi made a call for general video that people may have made inside the terminal. in the meantime paul ciancia faces charges that could bring him the death penalty. >> the suspect paul ciancia is unresponsive and unable to talk according to the federal bureau of investigation. he was wounded in the face by police officers at the end of the gun battle inside lax terminal 3. a note inside paul ciancia bag gave insight into his frame of mind. >> he made a conscious decision to call multiple t.s.a. employees. he addressed them at one point in the letter and stated he want to "instill fear into their traitorous minds." >> the federal bureau of investigation says paul ciancia shot t.s.a. agent gerardo i. hernandez at the screening checkpoint. went up the elevator, came down and shot him again. his widow spoke to reporters.
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>> he was a wonderful husband, father, brother, son and friend. he would have been 40 next week. i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we'll miss him dearly. >> the federal criminal complaint says paul ciancia used a smith and wesson assault rifle, carried five high capacity magazines and wounded two others and killed paul ciancia. the federal bureau of investigation will build a profile of paul ciancia. the 23-year-old was raised in this new jersey house and lived in los angeles 18 month. unanswered are questions about where he got the gun, why he targeted t.s.a. officers and whether he was mentally stable. >> there's a host of surveillance video that we are going through, examining. there's a tremendous amount of evidence in this case that we are continually examining. that will take time.
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>> if convicted paul ciancia faces life in prison, or the death penalty. >> pakistan's enemy number one is dead. it may have come at the expense of country-wide piece. two days after taliban leader hakimullah mehsud was killed in a u.s. drone strike, politicians across pakistan are denounce k the killing saying it's derailed peace talks. >> the efforts have been ambushed. it was not a fire from the front. it was an ambush. we see it as an ambush. >> the drone strikes threatened to derail a fragile relationship between the u.s. and pakistan. pakistani said they filed a protest with the u.s. ambassador and will raise concerns with the five members of the security council. >> the taliban has moved forward with a new leader.
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we explain how he was tectselec. >> this is the new leader. khan said is in his mid 30s. he was appointed by a council of taliban commanders, securing 43 out of 60 votes. some factions of the pbanned organization, made up of 30 affiliate groups still push for someone else to take the tab job. >> he planned an attack last year that freed 400 prisoners and an attack on an air force base the last year. he was a trusted lieutenant of former leader hakimullah mehsud, killed on friday. >> the c.i.a. led strike was condemneded by the interior
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minister, saying it undermined the peace process getting under way between the taliban and pakistan. many pakistanis are angry at what the c.i.a. did. >> translation: america had no right to under take these attacks. >> >> translation: the person killed was a muslim. he was our brother. there should be no drone attacks in the first place. it should not have happened. >> translation: it makes the process of dialogue difficult when hakimullah mehsud is dead. the taliban will not be ready for peace talks. dialogue can only take place when there's peace from both sides. the pakistani government, military and intelligence agencies will undoubtedly be pleased with hakimullah mehsud's death. during his time as leader of the pakistan taliban, he undertook several attacks against the
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state that claimed thousands of lives. >> there's few details about the pakistan taliban's new leader. some suggest khan said is the most moderate of the contenders for the top job. his election, they insist means that the peace process started by the government, it could two through. but with the pakistan taliban vowing to avenge the death of hakimullah mehsud, it's almost certainly there'll be more violence ahead of talks. secretary of state john kerry is arriving in egypt a day before the trial of ousted president mohamed morsi begins. his visit kicks off a 9-day trip to the middle east, europe and north africa. this will be his first time in egypt since the july coup forcing mohamed morsi out of office. >> mohamed morsi supporters are protesting in cairo and other egyptian cities.
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>> in syria government forces trude to crush rebel controlled areas around damascus. assad's regime has been trying to secure the area for month. video appears to show the rebels firing from buildings. thick smoke you can see in another clip. al jazeera cannot verify the video. >> more than 100,000 people have been killed since the war began. >> meanwhile in another area of syria a giant statue of jesus stopped the violence briefly. government forces and rebels stopped fighting for three days so the 40 foot statue can be erected. a london based charity has been trying to install the statue for eight years. it overlooks a route to jerusalem. the statue was paid for by private donors. >> in yemen people are dead after fighting between muslim
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factions. the violence sparked protests. they began wednesday after shia muslims launched an atake against sunni. a ceasefire was agreed to friday, but clashes continued into saturday. the yemeni government says it's trying to broker a ceasefire but the region has historically been outside of its control. . i'm dave warren. the skies are clearing and the showers clearing out. temperatures are dropping. the radar plus the clouds showed a few showers saturday. by sunday these will clear out and the temperatures will drop. she how they are dropping each hour, sunday morning mid to low 40s. in fact, below the freezing mark away from i-95. it's windy, bringing in the cold air, so we'll only get up to the
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40s. wind dying down sunday night. by monday morning waking up to 20s and 30s, even along i-95 urban areas could drop to mid to low 30s, close to freezing. a chill in the air when you step outside. the wind is picking up. high pressure over the great lakes, the stormy weather sitting off the coast intensifying. the wind picks up. that is about all that is happening between the north-east and the midwest. the temperatures climb in the midwest. the cold air comes in from canada. by sunday night and monday warm weather returns and it will spread east monday afternoon and evening. temperatures climb a bit after 40s monday, '50s tuesday, '60s wednesday. thursday into the '60s. highs throughout the day sunday into the 70, and '60s.
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cold air is coming across the north-west. this is rain, but upper elevation, mountain and snow. winter advisories and warnings across parts of the pacific north west. for those of you happy to get an extra hour of sleep, here is something else to look forward to this morning - a solar eclipse. a crescent shaped eclipse will be visible on the east coast, it will move across the atlantic, sweeping across central africa. >> on again, off again. the shaky is down for maintenance today. technicians have been repairing it since late saturday, after the obama administration launched a tech surge, bringing in experts from top technology companies like google and oracle to fix it. the website has been filled with glitches since launching on october 1st. it is expected to be back on line around 9am eastern.
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>> scamming, intimidation and extortion. what a group in mexico is doing to stop the corruption. an imprisoned member of pussy riot goes missing.
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a woman gaoled for a punk protest in russia has gone missing. the husband of nadya tolokonnikova says he hasn't heard from his wife since she was moved to a new prison. she and members of pussy riot were imprisoned after staging a protest against jooutin at a kath -- vladimir putin at a kath reed ral. >> nadya tolokonnikova has disappeared into a gulag system. they fear the russian authorities are trying to crush her spirit. she was being held in penal
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colony number 14, several hundredkm east of moscow. al jazeera contacted her husband, and he said nadya tolokonnikova was deliberately being cut off from the outside world. he was worried. >> nadya tolokonnikova is reported to be in a weak condition after two hunger strikes. she staged them to protest appalling conditions in which she was being held. in a letter smuggled out of the penal colony she said inmates were forced to work 16 hour days in a sewing sweat shop and were being treated like slaves. authorities refused her request to be let out on parole to look after her 5-year-old daughter. she was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of hooliganism after taking part in the pussy riot punk protest staged in moscow's main cathedral. >> i just want to say a few
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words about pussy riot. cheer cheer >> the pop star madonna joined the international campaign calling for her release. authorities in russia refused to listen to the pleas. her sentence is due to end in march next year. the russian prison system is supposed to inform relatives 10 days after a prisoner is moved to a new location. that deadline has passed. . as mexico cracks down on violent drug gangs it has to deal with another cim wave of ex-tors. with drug cartels consolidating power, smaller groups are trying to swindle money from people by using fake kidnappings. they have set up a call center. >> scams, intimidation and extortion - a regular part of life in mexico, one that
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sergio's family knows well. in june his mum received a ransom call from a man claiming to have kidnapped one of her children. a few quick text messages confirmed the call was fake, but the family left exposed. >> you feel vulnerable. you take precautions, you are looking behind you, check the phone calls, it's that sense of vulnerability. it's terrible because it messes with the routine of your life. even though most of the extortion calls are fake, high crime rates mean mexicans assume the worst. many pay rann somes. >> this is one of mexico's fastest growing criminal activities. most have a story to tell. >> this woman deals with this
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issue every day. she's one of around 50 specialists who work at a cool center who help victims. the operators advise more than 6-00 callers on what to do. operators understand what the callers go through. >> translation: sometimes i feel nervous when the phone rings and i don't know who is calling me. no one is prepared to get an extortion call. at the end of the work day comforted for having helped people deal with the issue. >> the call center was started in 2007, in response to the surge in extortions. it's funded by private and state money, and the group's president is confident they are winning the battle. >> the expectation is not more than a year and a half from today, this type of crime will
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disappear, will be eradicated from the society. >> that date can't come soon enough. life in mexico can be difficult without having to feel nervous every time the phone rings. a cirque du soleil performer is in a stable condition after falling during the "wheel of death" at a los angeles performance. the accident happened at a show where the circus said he slipped while performing. the show was stopped and the artist taken to hospital. he'll be release the in a few days. this comes after the company was fined $25,000 a few days ago for safety violations following the death of a cirque du soleil performer in june. >> farewell to an american space hero, scott carpenter was one of the country's first seven astronaut, and we have more on the pioneer's final salute.
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>> scott carpenter was chosen in 1959 as one of the first astronaut to join the space race program. >> they were the first rock stars. >> it was the cold war. the american program was struggling. scott carpenter and his colleagues were determined to win. >> it was a special time in u.s. history. obviously, you know, proud of dad for being selected. >> candy was just five when her father climbed into her capsule and stormed into space. >> i remember a lot of press, a lot of cameras wherever we went, and dad handled it with great humility. >> carpenter was at the nasa microphone in february 1962 and gave this send off to his friend john glenn, on this flight.
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>> god speed, john glenn. >> the naval aviator would be next. >> scott carpenter became the epitome of the home town hero. he named the capsule "aurora 7." this school at city park bears his name. >> scott carpenter not only explored space, but used his knowledge in a different way - conducting research at the bottom of the o. scott carpenter spent 28 days sitting at the bottom of the pacific in sealab. >> it was 300 metres below the surface, off the coast of california. it was a lab designed to test how long human being could live under water for extended periods. he's the only person who is both an astronaut and aquanaut. >> as friends, family and fellow
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astronauts say goodbye, scott carpenter will find his final resting place on earth. >> what a magnificent long life he had. what a life of adventure and inquiry. he'll be greatly missed and more importantly greatly valued for decades to come. >> scott carpenter was 88 years old. . still ahead - going the distance. he raced to help the victims of hurricane sandy. now he'll run in his first new york city marathon. we'll introduce you to this modern-day hero after the break.
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in india celebrations are underway. candles and sweets are given out during the festival of life. foreign goods are making the festival a little less
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authentic. we are told why. >> prayers are an important tradition during the festival of light. apart from prayers this dwali is less traditional. lights made in china flooded the market in india. indian manufacturers can't compete. >> translation: these chinese ones are brighter and cheaper. in india they make one or two pieces in a day. in china production is higher. >> a local business association says a third of consumers buy chinese-made declaration gs for dwali. some locals adapted by embracing the import. >> they use the chinese products, feeling that it is more profitable than manufacturing here. >> although it's the country's biggest festival, good prices and better quality are more important than made in india.
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they are losing some of the local flavour. sweets made of butter and milk that are given out are being replaced by foreign flavours. cupcakes, cookies and chocolates made from european recipes are more popular, thanks to a growing middle class with a taste for international treats. people maintain old traditions. markets like this one selling hand-made decorations are busy. for some people, if it's not india, it's not dwali. >> if you get something made in front of you, i don't want to buy something from china. if it's good enough... >> dwali celebrates the victory of good over evil. for some foreign made products take away from tradition. for others, it's the festival of light no matter how it's lit or
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how it's sound. . in just a few hours runners will gather at the starting line for the new york city marathon. after the boston marathon, many are eager to get back in the race. for one first responder race day marks the end of a long journey. >> brian wilton waited years for this day to come. >> i decided to train for the new york city marathon about four years ago. it's been on my calendar, my to-do list, bucket list, whatever you want to call it. >> training along the coastline he loves if protects as the captain of the town's water rescue team. >> being a surfer and triathlete i experienced death and what the ocean can do. i've always had the respect. >> on the night hurricane sandy hit bell mar, brian was among the first to respond. >> i don't think anything could
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prepare us. we had a 15 foot storm surge. it was down wires, power out, cars floating around with headlights on - you hoped no one was in them. >> brian and the team scrambled to save their supplies. >> the water in this room was waste deep, if not higher. we were able to bust the doors, swam in through the open-day door and fished around in the pitch-black until we found the stuff we need and carried it out through the bay to rescue people. >> they rescued fam lirks and whatever they could find. >> once we saw people on the front porches, begging for help, we knew we had to go in. whatever we could get our hands on - kayaks, surfboards. brian was shocked when it happened to the boardwalk he ran along. >> the board walk behind us was gone - listed up and piled at
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least on one side of the street - shocking to see the stuff that your kids play on - a source of joy and happiness in a heap. >> the community has rebuilt. and brian built up his resilience to run the marathon. >> when i run along the boardwalk i'm reminded of the storm. some of the houses are still there or damaged. >> finding out he qualified for the marathon this year meant more. >> i got an email from a friend of mine saying, "we got in." it's good news for a tough winter and storm season. >> for brian and others the journey felt longer than 26.2 miles, making crossing this finish line a sweeter victory. >> thank you for watching. i'm morgan radford.
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