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>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm richelle carey. here are the stories we're following for you. aid at last getting to typhoo typhoon-stricken areas in the philippines. but more needs to be done to help the 2 million people who cannot return to their homes. a suicide-bombing in afghanistan killed six people. and two women's stories of survival educate others on important health issues. >> and the philippines the official death toll from typhoon
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haiyan is now 3637. those coordinating the relief efforts say aid is starting to reach areas that were hardest hit. once the cargo is unloaded the planes are boarded by residents who are waiting to be evacuated. the philippine government said the storm left 600,000 people without a home. a family in tacloban has-living in a van since the typhoon lost their house. many are missing and people continue looking for them by sifting through debris or handing out fliers. we have more that is unfolding in the philippines. >> reporter: it takes 170 kilometers to get from the western to the earn side of
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leyte island. it's a journey into the tapestry of personal tragedies of millions of pill phen filipinos. fillage aftevillage after villan wrecked. neighborhoods along the shoreline have suffered worst. this is on the western side of the island. thousands of people lived in houses built from little more than palm leaves on bamboo stilts over the water, a traditional style in the philippines. the tide was low at the time but the incredible force of the winds knocked all the houses closest to the sea down. not many people were injured or killed. on the other side of the island is the side that saw the 15-meter high storm surge that flooded coastal villages, hundreds of meters of lands.
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the scale of the disaster is unprecedented. to get from the western to eastern side of the leyte island all we could see was kilometer after kilometer of utter devastation. the death toll is 3,000 here but this whole area was crowded informal settlements of flimsy built homes. those who stayed said they didn't want to abandon everything they owned. in the end they lost it all and were injured or killed for their efforts. a city a few kilometers down the road the devastation is not quite as bad because of the hill that blocked the wind. they have water but no electricity nor telephone signal. young people are just sitting, waiting for something to happen, watching to see when help will come. >> personally i'm not satisfied with what the government has done because i heard there is a lot of aid that has come in but
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they have not synchronized handing it out. >> reporter: there is a sense of millions of people waiting in limbo for the nightmare to pass. al jazeera, the philippines. >> taliban is now claiming responsibility for the suicide-bombing that killed six people in kabul. jane ferguson has this report from afghanistan. >> reporter: it was an attack on the footsteps of where with the country will debate the future of u.s. forces here. a suicide-bomb car packed with explosives exploded just as rush hour in kabul was beginning. six from killed and several injured. >> i have a saw here. suddenly there was a big bang and everything went dark. i didn't understand what was happening. they took me to the hospital. when i came back to see my shop there were a lot of people injured. there was smoke and dust and you can see from my clothes.
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>> reporter: the blast destroyed many cars and hit a street lined with market stalls. >> at around 3:00 there was a big explosion. there were huge flames and smoke. i know some of the shop keepers there. there were butchers, vegetable sellers and a mechanic. they were all hurt. >> reporter: the police say it was a suicide car bombing here targeting afghan military presence which was present here trying to protect where the hall is just beyond that row of trees. it is meant to host over 2.5000 representatives from around afghanistan later next week who will come here to discuss the future of u.s. troops in the country. there has been a heavy security presence here for weeks. thousands of security forces have been deployed on to kabul streets trying to stop this from happening at next week's
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meeting. they gather leaders, a traditional way of making a major decision in this case whether u.s. forces should stay after their deadline after their withdrawal next year. those responsible for this bombing prefer to use their voice in a more direct, violent way. jane ferguson, al jazeera, kabul afghanistan. >> libya's prime minister has demanded all militias without exception leave tripoli. this comes a day after 32 people were killed when tripoli residents protested the lawlessness of the militias in the city were fired on by militiamen. 500 people were at the protests when the militia open fires using rocket-propelled grenades and heavy machine guns. 235 people were wounded. two years after the fall of qaddafi, militias rejected calls
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from the government to give up their arms. in london an international legal team will present findings of their investigation into possible crimes against humanity that were allegedly committed by egyptian's military after the over throw of president mohammed morsecy. >> it's a high profile team that includes michael mansfield, a humans rights lawyer based in the u.k. and john dugard a south african legal professor who has done a lot of work for the united nations in the palestinian territories. so they were brought together by a firm called itn based in london. itn was backing in behest of the freedom and justice, the political wing of the muslim brotherhood. they've been investigating what's been going on in egypt
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since august. and the charges they have come up are fairly long and includes murder, unlawful imprisonment, torture, persecution, it says these abuses were widespread and systemic and were committed by the egyptian military. the key suspects they say are from leaders of the military but also normal soldiers and the interim government. they were basically speaking to lots of people who have been here in egypt over the period that they were investigating, looking at photos, videos, all sorts of things coming together to build up this body of evidence. now, what happens next they have a few options. they're saying they can go to the international court of justice in the hague or the international criminal court. at the moment these are just allegations, and they'll be looking how they can progress them and take them to get some sort of justice that is what the freedom and justice party would
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like to see for the people they're trying to represent in egypt. >> international hopes to rid syria of its chemical weapons by next month, but they still have to decide where to move it to. albania said they will not be a dumping ground. >> reporter: for a week they've gathered outside of the parliament in tehran, albanians demanding their government refuse washington's request to destroy syria's chemical weapons on albanian soil. on friday the prime minister believed to have been in favor of the idea turned it down. >> with the highest respect for our friends and our irreplaceable partners it is impossible for our albania to get involved in this operation. >> reporter: that will be a welcomed decision here.
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the weapons are weapons of mass destruction, and albanians can never accept them. this decision from the government comes late but it came when the people stood up. and yet six years ago albania was able to destroy it's own stock pile of chemical weapons left over from the commonnist period. syria's stocks are much larger, while albania's experience made it an attractive option for the task. norway has already been asked and refused. no one else is jumping at the chance. for prime minister rama only two months into the job the decision is not likely to have been an easy one side with popular position or accept the request from a popular ally to destroy the by-product. meanwhile at the hague, discussions will resume to work out exactly how to rid syria of
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its chemical weapons. >> the executive council o has adopted a landmark plan for the destruction of all chemical weapons in syria by the end of june 2014. most of the chemicals, the most toxic of them will have to be out of the territory by the 31st december 2013. >> question remains, though, removed to where? al jazeera. >> chile is in the mid-of a rather interesting presidential campaign. the two leading candidates are both women were different sides of former dictator pin jay's reseescream. michelle bachelet is the daughter of a general who
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opposed the 1973 coup. evelyn matthei, the right-leaning candidate is the daughter of a general who served in pin know shea's governmen government{^l" ^}. the candidate must-win 50% of the vote to avoid a run off. we'll have more on the elections of chile right here on al jazeera. unusual move to date to fight a rare form of meningitis at princeton university. officials are importing a vaccine. a dangerous outbreak at princeton university. this week a seventh case of meningitis confirmed on campus. the university is working with the center of disease control which says current vaccines given in the u.s. do not prevent the rare stream. health officials are taking an unprecedented step and importing
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an investigational vaccine only licensed in europe and australia. >> this is one of the most dangerous diseases that we know in the united states. there are several different strains of this. a, c, y, with 135. our vaccines in america cover all four of those strains. however, in princeton they're having an outbreak of "b." that strain-b there is no vaccine for that in the united states. >> reporter: the strain can be fatal and doctors say it spreads easily. young people are at a particularly high risk. >> the risky behaviors of adolescents meaning that you share water bottles and risky behaviors, those things with that intimate contact. that's the cause of the spread by respiratory droplets. >> reporter: officials are staying quiet on when the vaccine effort will be rolled out on campus saying only we'll be discussing it with our
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trustees this weekend, and when we have something to announce we'll make the announcement. the 8,000 graduates and under grads in princeton could be vaccinated. >> we talk to a family that will be affected, and now norway is fighting to become carbon neutral despite a political setback. live coverage: typhoon haiyan. >> relief efforts are well underway here in cebu. >> we have a problem with no homes to go back to. >> clean water, food, medicine, all vitally required. >> the australian medical team arrived. >> this is a government warehouse that is preparing relief for the families most effected. >> al jazeera america is there with continuing live coverage. >> the water rose to half-way up to the second story. >> to find out how you can help, go to
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i'm phill torez.
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coming up this week on techknow. san francisco's bay bridge, an engineering marvel but this is earthquake country. >> how close are we to one of those faultlines? >> now inovation, that might change everything. >> how safe is this building? >> earthquake inovations, >> where would you wanna be if a big quake hits? >> techknow sunday 7:30 eastern on al jazeera america >> norway is western europe's biggest producer of oil and gas. now they're investing millions of dollars to stop the carbon emissions they're causing. emma hayward reports. >> reporter: it rises out of the ground like a city of steel. this is the largest industrial site in norway. and it's biggest emitter of
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carbon dioxide which can contribute to global warming. nestled on the site among a warren of pipes and chimneys, this test facility are trying to work out how to turn the co2 tide. exhaust gasses from the power station and oil and gas refinery travel along two different pipes. then different techniques are used to strip be away the co2. the gas is released back into the atmosphere. but a fully working plant it will be stored underground. >> we'll take the co2 from the atmosphere, from the production and store it in a safe manner and we'll take it up from the climate system. >> reporter: carbon capture is costly. but the international energy agency believes it could reduce carbon emissions by around 14%.
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essentially this testing facility is an industrial-sized laboratory. but in reality several thousand fully operational carbon capture plants will be needed to try to tackle the co2 problems. many believe too much weight is being placed on the potential of carbon capture because it still allows us to rely on fossil fuels. but supporters say it could be part of the solution. >> what we see is the demand for energy is increasing so rapidly so it's impossible for the moment to supply all that energy with renewables. we need to bridge into the renewable future. that's why we need carbon capture for the next 30, 40 years. >> reporter: norway's fortune are largely rooted in its huge oil and good reserves. the countryside close by are likely to escape the worst
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affects of climate change. what happens at this huge site could end up being both part of the problem and the solution. emma hayward, al jazeera. >> couples in china are reacting to news that it's government is loosening it's long-standing one-child policy. it was announced by the communist leadership. >> this is what the typical chinese family has looked like. soon another face may join the feature. most of today's new or soon to be parents were born after 1979 when the policy began and were single children. >> yes, yes, yes, i'm very excited.
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i want a girl or two. >> two girls. >> yes, another girl. >> reporter: she said she's grateful, many complained about the old policy. she never thought it would change. the one-child policy was introduced when china was a poor country. over three decades the policies are thought to prevented 400 million births. but the baby boom now is likely to be moderate. china is much richer, and as any country tends to develop families get smaller regardless of the government. and now was rare in the 70s has become the norm. >> they now have the option to have more than one child. whether they will or not is another matter entirely. >> reporter: where it was an growing population in 1979, now it's an aging population.
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china's labor force shrank and their retirement age will rise. there is also a reduction of crimes carrying the death penalty and the use of education through labor camps that were used without trial for all manner of alleged offenses. >> people will be allowed to defend themselves, appeal, seek lawyers. seek first appeal, seek second appeal, and people will have more opportunities to defend their rights. >> reporter: most of these parents have lived through three decades of profound change in china. if the latest reforms are a sign of things to come their children will grow up in just as dramatically changing times. al jazeera, beijing. >> thousands forced to evacuate after a volcano erupted in indonesia.
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giant plumes of ash and lava into the sky, 5,000 people have been forced to flee, and it erupted in october for the first time in three years. ♪ >> meteorologist: early day showers have cleared much of the eastern u.s. coast lines but we're now watching out for rain and storms brewing into our nation's midsection. we'll be watching that closely over the next 24 to 36 hours as storms really start to get going. we have rain in missouri and illinois. heavy rain showers moving into the milwaukee area. much of the eastern u.s. enjoying the quiet conditions for now, but all of this will be heading eastward as we get into the day on sunday. so right now it looks like this will be an area of concern as we get into mainly the evening hours and tonight. we'll be watching out for the slight risk of strong storms in
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missouri and into parts of illinois. chicago it looks like the main impacts to you will be felt on sunday. winds have been whipping and in fact, we've experienced winds gusting upwards of 40 mph around kansas city now sustained winds of 26 mph. but i wanted to show you the direction of the overall wind flow because it's mainly been from the south. that's warm moist air so in advance of that cold front that will spread eastward we'll be watching out for the threat of strong to severe storms gusting winds, rainfall and threat of isolated tornadoes. the winds will spread east sunday and overnight sunday into monday get into parts of new england. all the messy weather that we're going to see across the midwest today, it will shift off to the east. in fact, we do have a high wind watch in place for parts of new york around syracuse where we can see winds gusting upwards of 60 mph before it's all said and done. here is what we're looking at for sunday. cold fronts shift to the great
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lakes and another threat of storms on sunday. >> eboni, thank you. a gathering of survivors. working to educate women on their health.
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>> the operation in the philippines. it is gaining. more than 100,000 people have received some form of food assistance. the death toll from the typhoon is now higher than 3600. the taliban is claiming responsibility for a suicide-bombing in kabul today. six people were killed and it was located at a site where tribal elders are scheduled to meet next week. the sponsored conference is the brainchild of two women who survived health crisis and now want to help other women handle
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their own. >> meet molly, a medical miracle. having survived one health crisis after another. >> that's two open-heart surgeries. i've had a stroke. i've had cancer four times. i've had--i don't know, don't you think that's enough. >> block's own health journey began at age 27 with a shocking diagnose of hodgkin's lymphoma. >> when i had hodgkin's there was only one thing to do, the spleen removed and radiation. today i had no choice. >> today no matter the disease patients are faced a dizzying amount of options. no on optioh conference covers everything from hypertension to meditation. >> it helps women understand they can have a second opinion,
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that they can have an opinion themselves. that they can make decisions. >> even today women sometimes have second-place status when it comes to healthcare. research subjects are still mainly male with results applied to both genders. >> we make assumptions that perhaps women are small men, which they're usually not. >> take this doctor's specialty, cardiology heart disease. it is the leading killer of both men and women. >> women get their heart attacks ten years older than men. the average age for a man is in the 60s. the woman, 70s. >> are you okay, mom? >> i'm fine. >> concerned busy women ignore symptoms prompted this message from the heard association. women may experience cold sweat, lower abdominal pain, nausea. >> they can be here how long?
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two minutes? >> women may not be likely to head to the emergency room. when they're having heart attack symptoms a man will high tail it to the er quicker than a woman will. >> reporter: it's critical for women who make 80% of healthcare decisions in the family. >> i remember reading it on my internet and i said to myself, oh my gosh, this is the reason i'm doing this. this is the reason i'm doing this. >> reporter: a woman with who has had her own health struggles helping others get through theirs. lisa stark, al jazeera, baltimore. >> visitors at the tulsa zoo celebrated in a baggy way. the elephants turning 63, one of the oldest elephants in captiv captivity in the world. she doesn't look a day over 60. saying happy birthday and having cake to celebrate her big day.
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i'm richelle carey in new york. "techknow" is up next. >> undercover and now she's taking us to new york city where some of the toughest put it to the test. >> the engineer who designed the bionic eye. he takes us to colorado to meet the man who created the 3d bionic hand.


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