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selling the iran nuclear deal - the white house is trying to convince a congress and allies that the agreement is the right course of action. >> confusion in afghanistan - agreement to keep the troops in afghanistan is approved by the elders. the afghan president is refusing to say whether he'll sign it. >> a massive storm putting the brakes on travel this thanksgiving. >> a report into the newtown shooting is said to be released. it may provide answers into one of the worst shootings in u.s. history.
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hello, you're watching al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. there is sharp disagreement around the world after the parties strike a deal to slow iranian's nuclear program. iran and u.s. are pleased, but prime minister benyamin netanyahu is furious. >> this agreement has made the world a much more dangerous place. i know that many share the concern of israel, especially in the region. and there is a reason for this. for years the international community has demanded that iran cease all uranium enrichment. now, for the first time, the international community has formally consented that iran continue its enrichments of uranium. >> the accord calls for iran to destroy uranium that could be
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further enriched to make a nuclear weapons. it gives them 6 months to negotiate a deal. hundreds of iranian reporters greeted the foreign minister at the tehran airport dash -- - calling him the ambassador of piece. libby casey has more from washington. >> news had a mixed reaction, that iran would see it as a loosening of sanctions and an opportunity to take advantages of the situation. supporters of the president say it's a big step forward for diplomacy, something not seen in many year, and the next six months will be a crucial time. >> secretary of state john kerry says of six month agreement buys time to hammer out a comprehensive deal - one aiming to roll back the nuclear
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program, not just halt it. >> the hard part begins, an effort to get the comprehensive agreement requiring enormous steps in relation to transparency and accountability. we know this. we'll start today literally to continue the efforts out of geneva and push forward. >> secretary of state john kerry anticipated pushback from washington lawmakers, who didn't have a seat at the table this time around, and who are weighs their own legislation to increase sanctions against iran. >> i would caution the president from overselling the deal. it is not a full dismannedling of their programming, that would be historical. when you have friends and allies in the region opposed to it, i would caution it. >> house speaker john boehner says the interim deal is being met with healthy skepticism and hard questions. both the white house and congress want a final deal
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barring iran from creating a nuclear weapon. the lingering question is whether the negotiating partners will work hard to preserve the strong international sanctions until the goal is achieved. as diplomacy is pursued the threat of america's military must be in play. >> our policy is iran should not have a nuclear arms capability, that continues to be our policy. the military option, as secretary kerry said is on the table and needs to be on the tail. we need to make sure that iran does not move forward. this is a marginal improvement. >> a freeze is not enough for two top democrats who put out statements saying they expect the senate to move forward on anxiouses next month, despite pleas to give the new deal time to happen.
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>> bob menned ez and chuck schumer from new york are interested in sanctions being put in place in iran do not live up to their promises, and they would be more severe and used in diplomacy. libby casey reporting from the white house. hours after the deal was reached president obama phoned benyamin netanyahu, pleging to work with israel on a comprehensive solution. many iranian leaders say the deal could lead to the end of sanctions against the country. some iranians say they were hoping for more relief. we have this report from tehran. >> is it a good deal or a bad deal? it depend who you speak to. most agree any deal is worth in. iranians wanted a result, a way to end decades of hostility and sanctions. >> translation: it's shameful the u.s. claims to be concerned about human rights.
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if the government is against another government, why punish people for it. under the deal the p5+1 agreed to suspend sanctions on the auto industry, allow the purchase of australian oil and assist iran in the humanitarian field, including the importation of medicine. >> translation: after lifting sanctions people can buy things easier because prices will go down and people wouldn't be under pressure. i have children abroad studying. i should send money to them. the price of u.s. currency has dropped. >> in total the deal will provide 7 billion in sanctions relief. it's not much compared to what iran has lost - 80 billion in oil revenue alone. >> if in the coming months the united states tries to cheat
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iran or tries to twist the deal in a way which makes it hurtful for everyone, that could hurt the deal definitely. >> if pleasing irans is a challenge, quietening hard liners will be tougher. most don't think rain should be negotiating. convincing them otherwise is a task president hassan rouhani will have to face. the president is not the only one pleased with the spuctalks. the supreme leader is too. ayatollah khamenei's voice is important here when it comes to foreign policy. he applauded the talks and the team. it may be his voice that quietens hardliners and may give this a chance of succeeding. >> easing sanctions could open up trade in gold and precious metals worth $1.5 billion.
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restrictions on auto and oil industry could be loosened. in afghanistan a council of elders approve a deal to keep u.s. troops in the country. the man who urged them to sign the pack appears to be the one holding it up. jane ferguson reports from kabul on the afghan president's about-face. >> this was meant to be a day of agreement. many left feeling more confused than ever. the loya jirga, a gathering of afghan representatives was in favour of the security pact with the u.s., wanting it signed. that was in relation to president hamid karzai's announcement that he would not sign until april. sunday he stuck to his position that he needed more time to get a better deal from washington. that didn't satisfy the head of the jirga, the drama playing out on tv.
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>> translation: i want to repeat again - americans cannot go into our houses after the bilateral document. they cannot kill anyone in their house. the afghan people will be safe, peace will come. it will not be a case of americans sitting in their place and we'll have a war. i don't accept that. this decision is historical. >> translation: whatever the president is saying is right. americans do not have any right to enter afghan houses. they have given us that in writing and promised. a superpower cannot break their promise. if they do we are ready to protest. >> translation: sir, no protests. termina terminating the bilateral, they have to promise they are not killing afghans in their houses. they have to do that. . >> translation: okay, all right. sign this first. if they break the promise we
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know what to do. >> translation: no, first they have to prove it. . >> translation: you sign it. if you don't sign it we'll be upset and leave. sign it. hamid karzai's opposition says his delay tactics are in relation to the upcoming elections. >> it's not concerns about some articles in the bilateral agreement. his demand is personal. he mentioned part of it. indeed, in the inauguration speech. heeled the signing of the bilateral agreement with the elections. >> abdullah believes hamid karzai wants the u.s. to support a candidate of his choosing. >> whatever his motives for such decision, president hamid karzai's political moves put him in the lead on this security pact for some time yet.
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>> the deal calls for it 15,000 foreign troops to stay in afghanistan for another 10 years. without a securitiy agreement the u.s. said had will pull u.s. troops out. two candidates claim to have the upper hand as ballots are counselled. half the results are in. juan orlando hernandez of the ruling national party says he's well ahead. leftist rival xiomara castro del zelaya is also declaring victory. she's the wife of former president manuel zelaya, forced from office four years ago. >> a large winter storm system that pounded the south-west claimed eight lives and could affect holiday travel. the storm forced the cancellation of more than 300 flights at the dallas fort worth airport. it is expected to bring snow and sleet to the east coast and the south. triple a says 39 million americans will be on the roads wednesday and sunday, with
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3 million more planning air travel. . a large storm that caused a bit of problems starting out in northern california with powerful wind gusts has brought powerful wind gusts early in the day we saw storm romps around conneticut and new york in early morning sunday. now we are looking at totals from sunday of 4.5 to 5 inches of snow for parts of northern texas, oklahoma and colorado. ice accumulations in central texas into oklahoma - sleet, i making the road slippery. there's something else on the satellite we want to show you. it's unique, telling us winter is here as arctic air blasts across the ocean. the cold air across the warm water of the atlantic creates thermal warm areas creating coly
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flour kum u louse clouds. the clouds are streaks. it's interesting to see these on the satellite. especially confirms that the cold air is moving in. because of the cold air, we have had ice accumulations in oklahoma and texas, as we move into monday and tuesday, we expect to see potential of ice accumulations. we'll get it in arkansas and travelling up the east coast in a specific line. quick check of temperatures this morning as we get going. teens and 20s for many. high temperatures not far from that. it will be a slow wee warm up for the north-east as we get into the day. what we are tracking is an area of low pressure as it moves east, up of the east coast, bringing rain along the atlantic. inland a thin line to the potential of freezing rain or rain snow mix. inland snow for the mountains. the wintry mix giving us
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problems for travelling this week. again, wednesday - that's the biggest day, and we'll prepare with a little snow inland tuesday for the north-east. the higher amounts near the great lakes. >> egypt again cracking down on protesters. a new step the government is taking that critics call a blow to freedom. details about the mass anger the at sandy hook elementary - why investigators are leaving out some details. >> fighting out against the stop and frisk. how one man is looking to educate others after his own run-ins with the police.
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. demonstrators in pakistan led by a cricket star blocked a major road to protest u.s. drone strikes. hundreds turned out for a second-straight day on sunday to stop nato convoys heading to
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afghanistan. they were searched and drivers roughed up. a blockade was ordered by imran khan. six were killed on friday in the latest drone attack. 150 people are dead after two days of fighting between government and rebels in syria. damascus suburbs have been under siege for 6 months. loyalists of president bashar al-assad are stopping supplies of food, water and medicine. international aid workers believe assad's forces are trying to starve residents. >> egypt's president says public gatherings of more than 10 people must be cleared by the police. the law is to stop supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi. human rights groups call the move a blow to political freedom. >> a year after the sandy hook
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tragedy, details are set to be released monday. a prosecutor will publishing findings from the investigation into the shooting - with 911 calls and the police report will not be made public to protect the survivors and families of victims. a gunman killed 20 children and six teachers at the school. >> new york city's controversial stop and frisk is making friction. one man has been subjected to the policy twice and is taking action. >> four days after being stopped by the police, this man felt powerless. >> they basically jumped out of the car, four large officers and were yelling, "get on the wall", and it just, to me, was bizarre experience because i had not done anything. they said if i didn't have id or produce it, i would be going to gaol. they basically said, "the next time a cop tells you to do something, you better do it." i
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remember those words ringing in my ears. >> the police let him go after he showed his id. the experience changed him. >> i was frustrated, angry. it really, you know didn't know what to do. i had pent-up frustration that was like sitting in side. the best way to do something was to get involved in my community. >> he started teaching know-your-rights workshops to young people. they asked us not to know their faces. >> you have to take control by asking "am i being stopped? am i being question" >> the officer can stop and frisk if they believe a person has committed a crime or is about to. >> according to n.y.p.d. statistics half a million were stopped and frisked in 2012. onward one in it 10 was arrested or summoned to court.
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the rest were released without charges. >> a quick survey of this public school classroom shows the experience was nothing new. >> who in this room has ever been stopped di police officers? >> it happened to me in my freshingman year. when i came to the school we had half days. we got out early. they - i was stopping, they searched my book bag. i didn't know what to do. it was my first time. i was kind of nervous, like, "why are they doing this?", >> the workshop focuses on teens sticking up for their rights without making the situation first. >> stating clearly "look, i understand, you're asking questions. i have id. i don't consent to you searching me." >> when he has asserted his rights. police let him go on his way. just how long the stop and frisk
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will last is unclear. a federal government ruled the policy unconstitutional. an appeals panel overturned the ruling. it remains in force on the streets. >> more than 5 million people have been stopped and questioned under the policy in the last 12 years. friskses were conducted in more than half of those incidents. swiss voters rejected the proposal to limit salaries of executives. it would have capped the salaries at 12 times the lowest paid employees. the pay limit would have hurt the economy it was argued. >> in scotland people are pondering what the country would be like if it was free from the u.k. the scottish government is publishing a white paper, making the case for independence. as lawrence lee reports, what happens in scotland will have a ripple effect throughout the u.k. >> britainia rules the waves the
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patriotic song used to say. the empair was built in port smith. with the imperial star fading, ship-building is to be shopped. the government said ship-building jobs in scotland may transfer po ports myth. suddenly there's a political game, a future determined by a decision taken not by them but by the scots. >> what the government is doing is saying to people in scotland - look, we can put money your way. if you vote for independence we'll take it out. i think it's blackmail. >> up to now there's not been much complaining amongst the english that they had have say. there are plenty who think scotland does nicely off the back of english workers. the news of ship-building being lost here but safe in scotland brought to the surface national
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debate about scottish independence. the nationalists are yet to convince the scots of benefits of going it alone, a surprising number are arguing that the english economy would be better off without them. >> travel to england you would be hard pressed to find many who think they had be better with them. >> this is berrick. it's changed hands 14 times between the english and the scots. people routinely cross the boarder. live on one side and work on the other. the unanswered questions about an independent scotland left a lot of people feeling nervous. >> people in berrick know how important scotland is. it provides employment
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opportunities, and there are, as i've mentioned, businesses that operate on both sides of the borders, there's a dependence on each other in this area, for sure. >> berrick worries it may be less well off. >> people do worry about that, absolutely. >> up to this point the overwhelming opinion in england towards the vote is indifference. in reality port smith and berrick will not be the only cases in england whose future will be shaped by a vote in which they have no say. >> when scottish voters go to the polls they'll be asked should scotland be an independent country. the referendum is september for september 2014. >> evacuations of thousands over fears of a volcano becoming more active. >> an event in the waters off australia. conditions are right for the coral spawning.
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>> the vatican put the 2,000-year-old remains of what is believed to be the first pope on display. and why some are skeptical over their authen fisty. -- authen
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indonesian officials raised the alert status for those near the active volcano. it has spewed ash. thousands sheltered after repeated eruptions. 15,000 more people have been ordered to leave. it's one of nature's magnificent events when the coral that makes up the great barrier reef. >> it's amazing, like an underwater snow storm, but going up. >> scientists say the temperature and slow tidal flow made conditions ideal this year. >> an historic first at the
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vatican. bones beleafed to be the 2,000-year-old remains of st. peter went on display. he was one of the 12 disiples and became the first pope. phil lavelle has more from rome. >> crowds in the vatican for sunday mass. that's not unusual. this is. the bones of the first ever pope. blessed here by the man who took the roll on more than 2,000 years later. this urn contains what are believed to be the remains of st. peter, said to have been crewsified in the year 64 ad. found in a time with peter's name on the wall, they've been wrapped in purple and gold cloth, a sign of somebody important. there is no dna evidence and the feet were missing, which is why there is some skepticism. >> we can be nearly sure that the tomb is under the basilica,
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but we can say nothing about the bones, because the archeological data is not there. >> translation: if the science can't confirm it, it's a matter of faith. >> >> translation: what matters is we give the relevant importance. >> translation: all the evidence says it's st. peter's, if you don't want to believe, don't. >> with that the bones were taken back. the church got its awed yearnings the bones their message. the crowds got a chance to see it. >> this is about faith. there may be no conclusive proof, but for those gathered here that doesn't matter. science and religion may differ on so many issues. but here today science will not get a look in. >> and that will do it for this
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edition of al jazeera news. i'm stephanie sy, thanks for watching. have a great evening. >> hello, i'm richard gizbert and you're watching a special edition of the listening post. every week on this program, we take a close critical look at the global news media. this time, we're doing something different. we're going to talk about a man who coined a phrase we often repeat but seldom stop to explain. you may have never heard of marshall mcluhan, a canadian professor of literature turned high priest of media theory, but you're probably familiar with his most widely quoted adage - 'the medium is the message'. in the 1960s, long before anybody had a facebook page, posted their whereabouts on twitter, uploaded images on youtube or exposed government secrets on wikileaks, ha


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