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>> violence in south sudan spiralling out of control. up to 500 people have been killed in three days of fighting. now the state department shut the u.s. embassy there. >> it's completely unacceptable know that more and more chin die every year from abuse. to be honest there are many cases never reported. >> child abuse ignored. thousands of cases never investigated. what one major city is doing. >> it was pulled forward. it was too late. a blind man's fateful guide dog
tries to pull him on to the brink. a train rolled over them >> two small slips of paper words big bucks. we'll tell you where the winning megamillions were sold and how some states used their share of the lottery to boost education. >> good morning. welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. escalating violence in two nash ouring nations in south sudan there are reports that up to 500 were killed tuesday, with 800 wounded. the government says 10 follow tirns are under arrest for taking part in a foiled coup attempt. led by the former vice president. the united nations says fighting across the border cost more than
200,000 people to flee the capital. the french foreign minister says several nations are sending in troops to support a military effort to restore order there. >> we begin with the violence in south sudan. the state department is warning american citizens to leave the country and is suspending normal operations in juba. >> the u.n. security council held an emergency meeting tuesday to discuss the growing crisis. >> fleeing for their lives. these people are looking for a safe place to hide from the fighting. >> at this united nations base in juba the message from leaders was to go home. >> when you came here you were looking for peace. now there's no fighting. now we are telling you that everyone should go back to their house. listen to me, listen to me. >> the crowd is far from
reassured. "how can you say that?" they say. someone can be in his house. others come in and speak a certain language. if he couldn't speak, they can take him out of their house and kill them. the situation on the ground is dire. thousands took refuge. thousand more are taken outside. at least three women have given birth at the base. officials say they are running out of food. if the crisis goes on much longer they may be unable to cope. thousands have taken refuge into two places in juba. which is trying for the capabilities and the means of the army in terms of medical food medical food support,
water and protection. >> soldiers of the south sudanese army are fighting. the dinka are loyal to president salva kiir and the others are loyal to riek machar. the government said his forces have been defeated. >> 10 of his followers have been arrested. nobody will be there to underfine the security of the city. >> an unknown number of civilians, women and children are among the dead. world leaders are asking the world's newest nation to she restraint. circumstances are in flux the the south sudanese people are caught in the middle. >> south sudan's minister of february is among 10 politicians under arrest. the government is searching for the former vice president. violence in sudan's neighbour,
central african republic is showing know signs of easing. several european countries are answering the plea for military assistance. belgium and poland are sending troops to aid the 16-00 french soldiers. into mapping out the future for security in a city paralyzed by fear. the french army patrols give reassurance. for now the only way of reducing the violence is by trying to keep christians and muslims apart. had is the muslim settlement beside a school with the big security presence no one will consider going home and nobody feels safe. here is the center of bossongoa, abandoned. it's a no man's land for a sectarian quite that never existed before the political turmoil of the past year. the christians in a majority
live in a sprawl beside the catholic church. like the muslims, the other side of the city no one knows what will happen next. there's some consensus that disarming the attackers on both sides is the answer. with revenge in the air, after an unknown number of killings some want to keep what they see as a defence. that is what bossongoa bishop is up against in attempts to start reconciliation. >> what is most difficult will be disarming us. there are a lot of head red and mistrust. >> it's not only the violence. the central african republic has had a festering emergency running alongside. now more than ever. asides from the hacking and the shooting, there's another killer and it prys on the
younger. malaria rates are at record levels with people not having mosquito nets. >> there's 90% of the children that we test appear to have malaria. on top of diseases they may have at the amount. >> so many threats to life. this is a city where no one could call anything their own any more. >> it's not just disease. the up says more than a million people in the central african republic are in danger of going hungry because of conflict. six american soldiers have been killed in afghanistan. the black hawk crashed in a remote area in the southern part
of the country. one soldier was rescued. the taliban is claiming responsibility, but n.a.t.o. says there was no insurgent activity in the area at the time. an initial investigation suggests mechanical failure could be to blame. the single deadliest incident for foreign troops. in afghanistan taliban fighters attack an american military base happening in the nungar province. the taliban opened fire and tried to enter the compound. three attackers were killed in a firefight. international security at the base was not hurt. >> after sailing through the house, the budget bill passed a hurdle in the senate. a threat of a filibuster was averted after the way was cleared for a vote today. the budget bill is expect to pass. there's another political battle
looming. >> on this vote the yeas are 63 and the nays 33. >> the senate is expected to vote on the budget bill as early as today. if it passes president obama promised to sign the measure before the end of the week. it would close the year on a high note lifting the threat of a government shutdown. after the unnecessary government shut down and debt limit crisis two months ago the american people were more disgusted than ever. they were sick of partisanship and show boating. >> the budget seems like a done deal but a now round of saber-rattling is starting. the debt ceiling needs to be raised by march or there may be a default. >> mitch mcconnell facing election is not only opposing the budget bill. he's raring for a new fight.
i doubt if the house or the senate is ready to give the president a clean debt ceiling. it is a time that brings us together and gets the president's tapes. >> other republicans are threatening to tie the borrowing limits. that strategy didn't work during the last night. the president refused to negotiate over obamacare then and is not likely to change his stance. the co-author of the budget bill republican congressman bill ryan praised for the deal crosseded with patty murray expects something in return for the raising of the debt ceiling. >> we'll meet and discuss what we need what we can accomplish out of the dent limit. >> at least one unfinished piece of business remains for the
senate. a confirmation vote on janet yellen the pick for the federal serve. >> india is retaliating after a diplomat was roffed raested in new york. intian police took away cement barriers that protected the u.s. emwas yea. >> devyani khobragade is accused of paying a staff member under age and fraud. they called her treatment despicable and barbaric and have demand an apology. >> edward snowden is hoping to make a move from moscow to brazil. he asked for sympathy and asylum. documents leaked found the n.s.a. spied on the president.
>> he also said he'd help the country uncover more information. public opinion is divided. >> no brazil should not gi asylum to edward snowden. if his own country cannot trust him, why would our country trust him. >> they have not received an official request from edward snowden for asylum. >> it may be the calm before the storm, let's bring in metrologist nicole mitchell. >> if you heard us talking about the snowfall 30% of the country plaps to travel. that's 100 million people that will be out. this is the time of year. let's talk about what should be in the arctic. if you live in the north, you have gotten stuck in the snow at some point in time. here is a couple of things that will help get you out.
the cold weather drains batteries. jumper cables, a brilliant idea. if you are stuck, sand or kitty litre. that will get you traction and a flashlight especially if it's dark outside. if you have to get out of situation, that helps. we saw a family in nevada stranded in the middle of nowhere. if you are in that situation, extra cloths food and water. you can last without water, that could be more serious, possibly candles for warmth. flares, because your car can be covered in snow. that'll help see it. and the last family was tracked in part by their cell phone. if you don't have a signal they can track the cps. hopefully you are not. quiet out here. we do finally start to see
moisture. that's where we have been tracking a fire. that will be beneficial as that comes in. if they don't get the rain. it helps with humidity. all that development into a big system monitoring you closely by the time we get there. >> good advice. thank you. >> in syria's largest city more than 100 people, including children have been killed by air strikes. aid groups say hospitals in aleppo are overwhelmed. bashar al-assad's forces have been dropping barrel bombs on the areas in several days. 100,000 people have decide since the revolt against the president. >> the chemical weapons watchdog group responsible for destroying syria's toxic arsenal released a report. we go our reporter.
the news is that the process is delayed? >> it is delayed. the delay is not there for long. what they are saying is it that by december 31st that was the deadline. syria's toxic chemicals should have been out of the countly. the target is to eliminate the chemical weapons by mid-2014. what we are hearing from the officials is that it will be delayed, but mostly by a month. they have many hurdles including the security situation on the ground in syria and the weather. one of the worst snow tomorrows to hit the region last week. it made it difficult for the experts and the syrian officials to transport hundreds of tonnes of chemical weapons. chemical toxics. >> this was an ambitious plan that the o.p.c.w. had.
did this put into question whether they could complete the mission or what is the earliest that it might be completed. >> no, to the contrary. officials are confident that they are on course and that this delay doesn't mean at all that this mission will not be carried out. we have to remember this is an attempt to disarm syria of chemical weapons in the middle of a fears raging civil war, especially major highways and roads. around the chemical weapons and stockpiles. it's hard for authorities and experts to guaranteed a detailed plan to make sure the trucks will move from one highway to another. the chemicals will be transferred to the port of lataki area. meaning travelling hundreds of
kilometres through syria. >> that's the latest on the chemical weapons from beirut. >> russia offers the ukraine billions for a bailout. what moscow was saying to western nations that opposed the plan. >> the strong message president obama is sending russia by sending billy jean king to the winter olympics. the megamillions jackpot to be split. >> i'm john henry smith, the biggest surprise in the n.b.a. we'll look at how the traill blazer do it. >> we are looking live at the holiday life. they are gorgeous.
from russia. why many are opposed to the decision. first a look at what temperatures we'll see across the nation. metresologist nicole mitchell is back. >> we have a couple of interesting stories. one is 20s and 30s in the east coast. some teams as we get into the midwest. for the east coast the temperatures have been below average. if you look at j.f.k. the airport there, 12 below average, getting back to average. as we head to the west coast. the temperatures were in the 80 degree range. san francisco more in the '60s. it is part of the head contributing to the it fire situation. good news to see those lookout shelter the. a core of warmentedz in the south. warm air in the east coast above average. >> as the ukrainian government
struggled to default on its dalent. russia offered to by $15 billion worth of bonds and heavily discount gasoline to the country. vladimir putin said the continues were not tide to conditions. >> anti-government protesters are wanting to know what was promised and call for ukrainian president viktor yanukovych's resignation. opposition leader wants new leadership to closen ties to the e.u., which they believe will be more open and transparent. >> russia is accusing the west to put pressure on the ukraine to choose the e.u. sergei lavrov is surprised with the west commanding kiev signing with russia. >> everyone should respect the sovereignty and allow people to
make a free choice of how they want to develop their country, their state. >> russia has criticised the u.s. and e.u. for visiting anti-government protesters in ukraine. lavrov says trade alliances between states including ukraine are not meant to oppose the e.u. peter sharp has been covering the situation in moscow. peter, good morning. russia is offering ukraine major economic assistancement did the ukrainian president over russia anything in return. >> it has given russia what it wanted. . >> it's back. if you look on the invitation european union. association, keeping himself from the west.
poising between the east and the west. he kipt his options hope and arrived - the president of the ukraine arrived in russia and got his reward a heavily dispunted price on natural gas. 15 billion life line really a loan that would help the struggling ukraine economy, which was, according to sergei lavrov, the foreign minster facing bankruptcy and social unrest if the funding didn't get flow. russia is pleased. the ukraine has not completely closed the door, but it's not marching in that direction at the moment. >> i imagine the protesters are not happy. what effect does the deal have on the protesters in key eve.
>> the protesters were before the president came here yesterday were fearful and concerned that viktor yanukovych was going to sign a deal a piece of paper that would mean that ukraine would become a member of russia's customsaway. he got a lot without caving in and signing up to a union. into that leaves the door open to a deal with the e.u. >> thank you so much.
>> the white house is sending a message to russia to the 2014 winter olympics in socially. president obama will not travel to russia. he is sending two openly gay athletes. tennis legend billy jean king and hockey player caitlin cahol. a white house statement says the delegation represents the diversity that is the united states. russia happens been taking heat over its laws. >> on tuesday bi tweeted: -- billy jean king tweeted: >> john henry smith with a look at an unlikely team atop the n.b.a. who are we taking about? >> the portland trailblazers. if you peruse the internet to see what the experts predicted - no one thought the portland
trailblazers would be good. here they sit with the best record in the n.b.a. they had to go through point guards. point guard's damien lieuen. he buried eight, three in the third. the plight of oakland high. 37-point blazer third-quarter turning a deficit into a lead. >> it knocked the game up. a dance says do it again. the last triple gives the blazers a 1-1 win. >> the number 0 is a hero. west brook. it's against denver. his wingman is kevin durant. the team with the second-best
level. they didn't try to win seven in a row. >> the lakers in loss four or five since kobe bryant returned. is he rusty? didn't look it here. laker led by 19 in the first. koebry had 30 turn overs in prior five games, but the aim was true there. so was that of south australian williams. clutch the knee. it would be okay. lakers beat the grizzlies. >> portland had the n.b.a.'s best record. the distinction went to the indiana pacers. and tonight they took on the defending champion heat. will ley bronze james be available. >> rob had been able to play the
next game. >> there's never been to a .4-2. >> i've had an stream to not so stream. like i said myself and mike we went through this. >> to the college hard wood. two teams, up to the top 25. >> at mad second square garden. it was fitting the two teams should play close against each other. florida scored the next six. casey was up eight. 4 minutes to play. sweet. a tear drop of joy. >> a licence to drive. florida up five. >> joe jackson's bid for the tie
is dropped. the ball flies away. florida beats memphis. >> geno coach, going for an 850th wing duke scored a 24-game streak. 7 of 11, 3-point land. yukon gave zouk their last laws at home in 2007. now the huskies have anyone a latest loss. that's sport this morning. back to you. >> thank you so much. an investigation into why thousands of child abuse complaints were never looked into. how so maybe reports of kids in harms way fell through the cracks. >> the winners of a record 636 mega megamillions jackpot will split the prize. some goes to the states and how that money was used.
>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. after easily passing in the publican controlled house, a bipartisan bill is in the house of the senate. most watchers believe they'll give us the green light. joins us from washington d.c. to discuss this. mr watkins previously irreckon suitable difference led to
2014 is a midterm election year. it's important. a number of members of the senate will be up for reaction. every member of the house will be up. you should suppose that that has something to do with how members of congress are thinking. this, at least, shows capacity to work together. >> like outline deals brokered in washington there are winners and losers. let's talk about the winners. >> there's big winners. the pent con wins. discretionary funding goes up. it's a big deal for pentagon federal employees. though don't get fur lowed because the government stays
open and for those employees who a bump up in cash. a lot of non-profits will benefit. t sa benefits. they'll get funding for security. >> the money has to come from somewhere. who do you think are the losers? >> well of course there has to - for every action there has to be an equal and opposite reaction. federal employees, new will take a bit of a hit. if you start your job after
air travellers take a hit because while the t.s.a. is seen as a bump up in an increase in fees for security those costs will be passed on to the airlines, and they'll pass them on to the consumers. that's the rest of us. we'll experience aticket. >> mr jo watkins joining us from the city of brotherly love. >> a settlement deal related to the september it 11th attacks.
american airlines agreed to pay a $135 million settlement. 658 americans are killed when a hijacked plane crashed into the world trade center. a federal judge must prove the settlement. if it happens they can avoid a trial. this is one of the final pieces of litigation stemming. >> investigators say the teenager who opened fire had a plan inscribed on his arm. according to the col regardo sheriff the gunman wrote down the classrooms before he killed himself. >> a latin phrase translating to, "the dye has been cast." investigators are looking into whether the shooter had specific tarts at those locations. >> they believe he wanted to attack the debate coach. >> there was an explosive set
off inside the school. a case of road rage. a tennessee man has been charged with two kouned of attempted murder. >> police say rodney lee scott he will fire at him as he lay in the road. >> i've never seen a situation like that in my life. that's the worst i have been scared. i don't know if he was going to shoot or not. the victims survived the attack. >> phoenix residents are outraged that 6500 child abuse cases have been ignored. state officials are scrambling to make up for the make. >> we see over 100 for therapy sessions. among the kids are children with broken legs. we'll have a child who will be
in a wheelchair. when it comes to children. >> cystie murphy was stunned. child protective services chose not to investigate 6,500 cases. >> i was appalled. knowing more and more children die from abuse. there are many cases never reported. it's unacceptable. >> if you have people with the ability to overfly policy and law, you end up with a situation like this. >> the situation discussed was just how those thousands of cases ended up on a shelf. >> a call comes in. that call is after the safety safety, that report is sent to a field office where a supervisor would put eyes on that report and make a determination on who
that report will be assigned to. >> unless the report was one of more than 6,000 that went noorp. those reports were stamped ni. nobody knows what happened in thousands of cases. the consequences are devastating. what we need to do now is find the 6,000 or more children that have been left - possibly left in a chronically abusive situation. what we need to do now is find out who they are and assess their symptoms their level of trauma and we need to get in and intervene as soon as possible. >> the state has checked in on 1500. so far one child had to be moved. the plan is to check in on all of them by the end of january. >> paul beban reporting. >> nationally the overall number of child neglect cases were down. deaths are up according to a
report from the department of health and human services. >> here is what is making business news. it's decision day for the federal reserve anya bernstein and company, deciding whether or not to decide whether to wean the economy. >> one said policy makers are concerned by the long-term impact of its policies. they worry about the program feeding future financial instability. creating future inflation. >> it can be difficult to shrink back down to normal size. >> we'll have full coverage. fed policy decision on al jazeera america. that'll be this afternoon. >> wault is watching and waiting to see what the feds next move will be stock futures are higher. the dow jones starts the day at:
>> european markets are in the plus column. >> china is broadening its crackdown on the bitcoin market. the shaping high based exchange called is btc china is one of the biggest bit check exchanges. this after the financial institution banned trade in bitcoin bitcoin. >> switzerland will vote on two far of this reaching referendums, the first a minimum
wage and replacing welfare payments. a universal income could discourage people from working. switzerland has a low unemployment rate. switzerland related a salary cap for executives. >> a lot of people spent the night dreaming of how they'd intend $336 million. that pay be a reality for two winners if you have not checked your ticket here are the winning numbers: >> lottery officials say two golden ticket matched all six numbers, one here at jenny's gifts at san jose and the other in atlanta georgia. it's the second-highest jackpot in u.s. history. >> there's no denying it's a large sum of money. it's greater than a gross
domestic product. there's a few million left. $680.7 million. more than the african nation of cammora. >> it's 16 times more than the gdp of the small island. >> millions of people do buy into multistate lotteries. where does all of that cash go. >> robert ray breaks down what some states do with the money. >> tis the season for hope. belief in mythical figures. over half a billion. the odds are 1:285 million to one. >> not all the money goes to the winners. >> i'm assuming most of this goes to the funding for children's care and medicade and things like that.
>> not exactly. here is a breakdown of 43 states selling the ticket. 60% of the proceeds go to the prize winners, 15% to the rely tailers, and the final 25" to the states, of which 27 of them ear marked revenue for education. lottery is a voluntary source of revenue for the states. the argument is that it's regressive. more lower income people play the lottery. >> the lottery protected much revenue it from the state's germ fund keeping it for a college scholarship program. the state of georgia looked at it as funding for a sector of the any. >> for students with a b average, there's the hope
scholarship helping middle class families. there had been shore falls. the lottery funned the program well 900 million. a 20% distrop on revenue suggested for the program. >> it has to do with the cost of tuition in the system. university cost situations have gone up faster than inflation and other products and services. as a result of that the recession, beam losing jobs and lower incomes. >> in response to the need new funding, the georgia legislator expected $35 million or 5% to the georgia lottery. >> georgia is not the only state using lottery. california's lottery pumped
>> welcome back to al jazeera america. just ahead how a seeing eye dog may have saved his owner when he fell in front of a sub way. first, meteorologist nicole mitchell is back. >> we are dealing with snow around the great lakes. the main core has moved off. temperatures warming. we would love to see moisture instead of getting rid of it happy to see it go is parts of california where the entire state is below average on rain.
you can see the moisture coming in. a lot is not hitting the ground. beneficial stuff here and slict arse -- slight areas of affect. >> earlier this morning that was an attack by the taliban on an american base. three of them are dead. >> troops staying in afghanistan past 2014. can you tell us what you infer on the their
own will on the country. we are not down jet. we are on a track to pulling out. we are seeing one of many attacks. let's talk about the potential pull out. given the violence if the security deal is not signed in the next remain with their troops in afghanistan, to help provide security in that country, helping to build afghan government capability. in order for countries to do
>> thank you. >> a blind man and his guide dog are on the mend. they fell on a new york stit subway track. al jazeera's erica pitzi joins us. this is an amazing story. neither of them was hurt. emergency responders are calling it a mir abbing m. it was a squary situation. the man's service dog tried to save them from falling on to the tracks. >> blind at 61 years old, cecil williams was too close to the
edge when he painted. i saw a man. >> the furry friend at his side orlando. witnesses say the 10-year-old black lab was working. >> while the dog is trained to protect his owner going over the edge this time it was too much. >> the doll pulled him to come forward. we wept back. >> the dog tumbled on to the tracks. when cecil came too people's, "do not climb the platform. at the statement the witnesses waved down the train the the conductor slammed on the emergency break, it was too late. bit the time the train stopped.
1.5 cars had gone over. >> he was banged up. he probably fell struck his head and probably rolled into the middle. >> firefighters rescued them. he was smip coherent. >> he asked how his dog was doing. >> within the hour the dog was back at sees ill's side. more like in his lap. definitely is an heir abbingle. >> orlando had cecil's second guide dog. it will be retiring soon and cecil's health insurance will not cover the cost of a non-working dog. if he had the money cecil will keep him. >> i have a feeling he'll stay in touch with the dogs.
thomas drayton joins us with a look at what we are following in the next hour. >> the u.n. received reports as many 500 have been killed in the latest round of fighting in south sudan. india removed barr kaids around the u.s. embassy in iran following the arrest of an indian envoy. >> tickets in the megamillions sold in santa hose yes and georgia. >> an alternative to the breakfast stable. >> i'm metrologist, i'll have your forecast. we'll be right back. z cz
>> from our headquarters in new york, here are the headlines this hour. >> al jazeera america is the only news channel that brings you live news at the top of every hour. >> a deal in the senate may be at hand and just in the nick of time. >> thousands of new yorkers are marching in solidarity. >> we're following multiple developments on syria at this hour. >> every hour from reporters stationed around the world and across the country. >> only on al jazeera america.
>> indian fury, the arrest of an indian diplomat to the u.s. stirs anger and outrage forcing the removal of security barriers containing the diplomatic row. >> western powers accuse moscow of making demands on key every. >> personally, i don't see any reason that i would ever need to replace an egg with anything but an egg. >> the scramble is on for the perfect alternative of the incredible edible egg. will the artificial prototype go over easy at the breakfast table? >> a multi-million dollar
makeover to stonehenge. >> this morning india is demanding an immediate and unconditional apology from washington over the arrest of an indian diplomat in new york last week. good morning, welcome to aljazeera america i'm thomas drayton. >> i'm stephanie sy. the indian government described the treatment as barbaric. observers say further escalation could have a long term affect on india, america relations. >> india has canceled a meeting with a delegation. the u.s. will review intake procedures surrounding the arrest of the diplomat. we have more on the fallout. >> outside the u.s. embassy in new delhi police oversee the removal of concrete security
barricades, a display of anger and another sign diplomatic relations are quickly deteriorating. >> we feel a very extreme level of distrust. >> indian authorities have asked u.s. consist larr offices to return identity cards and topped them from flying out of the country. the incident has become one of the top stories in the indian media. tension between the two countries that been steadily escalating since the down r. consul general was arrested in new york on the 12th of december. indian officials say she was handcuffed as she dropped her daughter at school. they claim the diplomat was later trip searched and kept in a cell with drug addicts before posting a $250,000 bail. >> more steps should be taken against the united states until they've given an unconditional apology for what happened. >> perhaps india shouldn't hold its breath. >> there are no indications that
anything but appropriate measures were followed but we do know this is sensitive. that we are looking into it for exactly that reason to see what transpired. the we can only speak for part of it but are looking into it. >> this document was filed at the manhattan federal court on the 11th of december. in it, the consul deputy general brought a housekeeper to the u.s. from india at the minimum wane. prosecutors allege over a period of seven months, the employee was only paid $3.31. the criminal complaint claims she submitted false documents in order to secure a u.s. visa for the housekeeper. it carries a 10 year jail sense. while it's unlikely it will get to that point neither countries are showing signs of backing down. >> indian officials are requesting details on salaries paid to indian staff employed in
u.s. consulates. that they say there is suspicion that indian staff at the u embass are discriminated against. >> the united states and india have enjoyed a broad and deep friendship over the years. in 2005, they signed a 10 year military agreement including joint weapons production and increased trade in arms. in 2008, the two sides brokered a landmark civil nuclear deal that ended india's long standing international status as a nuclear pariah. india has been a strategic trade partner. exports to oh india total $26.2 billion in 2011, accounting for 1.5% of all sufficient exports that year. india was america's 13th 13th largest supplier of imports in 2011, totals $36.2 billion. >> taliban fighters attacked a military base in afghanistan wednesday. it happened near the pakistani border. the taliban opened fire on the
base with guns and tried to enter the compound. three of the attackers were killed in a firefight. no international security forces at the base were hurt. >> the pentagon is investigating what killed six americans in another incident out of afghanistan. their blackhawks helicopter crashed in a remote area in the southern part of the country. military officials say one soldier was rescued from the crash. the taliban claimed responsibility for the incident but nato says there were no insurgent activities in the area at the time. an initial investigation suggests mechanical failure could be to blame. >> for a fourth straight day syrian war planes pounded opposition forces in the northern city of oleppo. many hospitals in that city of overwhelmed. at president bashar al assad forces continue to drop barrel bombs on the rebels, more than 100,000 people have died since the conflict began in 2011. >> russia is accusing the west
of pressuring the ukraine to choose the e.u. the foreign minister did not point the finger at any specific country but said he's surprised at the west demanding that kiev side with europe. >> everyone should respect sovereignty of any country including ukraine and everyone should allow the peoples to make the free choice of how they want to develop their are country and state. >> a major trade deal was signed on tuesday. meanwhile, ukrainian protestors are still demanding the president's resignation. we have the oppositions reaction. >> it has been another uneventful night here. you can hear it's still very noisy. behind the scenes, there is a lot of work going on. the opposition leaders are trying hard as they can to woo
parliamentarians on to their side. the opposition here say they're as close as five votes to that number. the people here in the square are of course very unhappy about what happened yesterday in moscow. they think that ukraine is handcuffing itself to russia. they are very displeased with that. the ukrainian government is still saying that even though it is signing these deals with russia the doors to europe, as far as they're concerned are still open. >> that was aljazeera reporting from key every. >> the white house appears to be sending a message to russia with the official u.s. delegation to
the 2014 winter olympics in sochi. president obama will not be traveling to russia and the delegation includes no other high-ranking u.s. officials but he is sending two openly gay athletes tennis legend billie jean king and hockey player kaitlyn cahill. the white house statement said it represents the diversity that is the united states. russia is taking heat over its recently enacted laws against gay propaganda. on foods, billie jean king sent out this message on twitter: >> increasing violence in south sudan has u.s. officials warning americans to stay away, the state department telling american citizens to get out immediately and is suspending normal operations at the u.s. embassy. there are reports that up to 500 people were killed tuesday with another 800 wounded. the government says 10 top
politicians are now under arrest for allegedly taking part in a foiled coo attempt led by the former vice president. >> the u.s. is stepping up efforts to help survivors of typhoon haiyan. secretary of state john kerry toured the storm-ravaged city of tacloban wednesday announcing an additional $25 million in u.s. humanitarian aid. kerry likened the devastation there to a wash zone and shared that america is deeply concerned for the well-being of one of its closest asian allies. >> i'm privileged to come today to offer our condolences to the families of the more than 6,000 who perished in the storm and to wish a very full and speedy recovery to the some 27,000 who were wounded. >> kerry said he would discuss ways the sufficient could help to more quickly respond to disasters in the region, including afghanistan more aid to the philippines military. >> wildfires in the big sur area of california, which is a popular tourist destination have
destroyed 15 homes and burned 500-acres there. fires like this are unusual this time of year, but not surprising given california is in the midst of its dryest year on record. fire officials are hopeful to contain the blaze within the next few days. for the latest on conditions fire crews are facing, let's bring in meteorologist nicole mitchell. good morning. >> good morning. weather plays a critical hole in fighting and hopefully preventing these fires. this year, this area along the california coastline only 25% of what we would normally see for rain, so 75% below average and other parts of california and nevada in the 50% range. it has been exceptionally dry so that's why we're seeing a fire in december, even though typically november through march is kind of our wet period here. we are having benefits from the weather, we have a moist flow. this looks like rain, there is moisture out there. we are so dry a lot of this will
evaporate before hitting the ground, but at least raising humidity levels and dropping temperatures. that's a big deal for all of this, but this piece of energy eventually will find its way into the midsection of the country. that that is going to be a big storm system friday through sunday, once it finally passes into warm gulf moisture, could see strong storms along with all of this. with about 100 million people over the next two weeks traveling for the holiday just a couple tips as to what you might want if you're traveling out in the snow, your car kit jumper cables, standard kitty litter flashlight will help you if you get stuck or the battery dies and if you're stuck in the middle of nowhere a couple other things to keep, extra clothes, water, you can get deheight traded, a flare or cell charger that can hone in on where you are even with the g.p.s. in your car. >> great tips. nicole, thank you. >> checks met with president obama at the white house apple
yahoo and others expressed concern about the compromising of their customers by the n.s.a. the meeting comes one day after the judge ruled secret data collecting likely violates the u.s. constitution. >> the former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden is unlikely to receive asylum. officials say the government does not intend to grant him asylum. opinion on snowden is divided in brazil. >> appealing directly to the people the n.s.a. whistle blower edward snowden published an open letter in the leading brazilian newspaper tuesday. not only did he hint at requesting political asylum, but he also alluded that he would help brazilian investigators recover more about the u.s. efforts to spy on brazil, citing
examples the way the u.s. government was spying. he wrote: his appeal was met with mixed reaction in sao paulo. >> snowden has a very important role in history and contributed a lot by revealing this information. i think considering this, brazil should give him asylum. it could damage relations with the united states, but it was their mistake. >> no, brazil should not give asylum. that he is not a person you can trust. that that if his own country could not trust him why would our count are i trust him no. >> brazil has been a major target of the n.s.a. spying program, causing political friction with the united states. documents leaked by snowden reveal that the president herself was spied on, along with her senior advises. after the revelation, a tate visit was canceled to washington
and u.s. espionage strongly condemned in september. >> snowden does have political support in brazil. several ladies and gentlemen laters have asked for his support in hearings about the n.s.a. the only person that can grant asylum is the president. aljazeera, brazil. >> snowden is living in russia under temporary asylum that will expire in august. the brazilian government has not received an official request from snowden for asylum. >> the senate intelligence committee asked for an internal study of its practices according to "the new york times." the c.i.a. report was withheld and believed to be highly i didn'ticcal of their practices. despite c.i.a. representatives testifying to get the contrary, the report was concluded last september but yet to be declassified. >> the holidays are a lot happier for two lucky winners of tuesdays massi megamillions
jackpot. two tickets, one in georgia and one in california matched all six numbers eight 14, 17, 20, 39. the megaball is seven. they will split the near record-setting jackpot. twenty other players matched all five numbers exempt the megaball. each will pocket $1 million, so do not toss the ticket yet. >> those were the exact numbers i was going to choose, darn it? of course they were. >> snapping up a piece of u.s. real estate. >> hoping to attract enter nat buyers. >> the record business they are bringing and what they are looking to buy. >> crack open some fake eggs. the alternatei one company is working on that you may find on a plate in the near future. >> $4 billion is our big number of the day. it's how much people around the world have shelled out for a little pick me up. that why that number could get a big boost this holiday season.
i can a lot of insomniacs around the world. $4 billion, that's the amount of money people have been put on starbuckss cards this year alone. that one year total accounts for a quarter of the money that's been loaded on the cards globally since 2001. the coffee chain is expecting another round of record purchases tomorrow for its starbuckss cards. last year, the thursday before christmas saw 2 million cards purchased in the u.s. and canada. the countdown's on. >> starbucks card. >> good morning, welcome back to aljazeera america. >> for many people, it's starbucks, for a lot of other people, it's eggs. 1.8 trillion eggs, 1.8 trillion consumed every year. one company in san francisco is looking to change that with its own take on the egg. >> let's look at what temperatures we can expect to see across the nation today. meteorologist nicole mitchell. >> good morning, you might want to use that gift card from last
year if you haven't used it. temperatures minneapolis right around 10 degrees, so the hot coffee or hot chocolate might help warm you a little bit. we have temperatures that have gone down a little when we get to the west coast. this is beneficial, because we are talking about the fires and the hotter it is, the more it dries the vegetation. the fact that temperatures in los angeles having from 80's to the 70's improves that condition a little bit having slightly cooler air out here. speaking of cooler, parts of the northeast have been above or below average for almost two weeks straight. finally with that next weather system in, we get a surge of warm air heading through the weekend could be in record territory in a couple places. back to you guys. >> nicole, thank you. they are a staple of the breakfast table and the essential ingredient hundreds of products, but they're in high demand. we are talking about eggs. science and technology correspondent jacobward visited one company trying to replace the common egg with plants. >> as any chef can tell one
there's nothing quite like a good egg. >> a good egg is fresh and it has a rich colored yoke and it tastes almost like chicken if you really think about it. >> i worked for a couple of years and made thousands of omelets. as any cock that trains in france, you make thousands of omelets, soft on the inside, not crispy or brown but custardy on the inside. i don't see why i would need to replace an egg with anything on the egg. >> the demand for eggs is so endless that a company called hampton creek backed by bill gates among other investors say it can make a plant-based alternative that tastes as good, does away with the difficulties of raising eggs and costs less. >> we have 1.8 trillion eggs laid every single day around the
world. 99% of the 1.8 trillion eggs come from places that aren't too good. they aren't the best for the environment where you have animals packed body to body, consuming resources. we think like the horse and buggy, we can do better and it's not fit for a growing world. >> while other egg substitutes are egg whites or derivatives hampton creek is looking for plants that can replace eggs in foods from baked goods to mayonnaise. the company's first product is a plant-based mayonnaise called just mayo. >> it has the whole arc of mayonnaise brightness and then smoothness. i feel slightly sick at the end the way i'm supposed to. >> it's that plant that has to emulsify. the color and texture you feel the texture of what a chicken egg would do in mayonnaise. >> what is the arc? >> just mayonnaise,
$11.2 billion. >> it binds things together and makes pastry light. yellow peas or sore gum can replicate those individual behaviors. >> now the difficult part and the part we're still working on a little bit is identifying that plant that can scramble up. we have a candidate. we found one and when you put it in the pan it actually scrambles. >> the company offered to let us taste this, so we let our professional chef try it. straight out of the pan with a little salt on it, it wasn't bad. >> it really tastes like egg. there's just a little bit of maybe a bitter or sour note to the thing itself. that with the salt, that's starting to taste eggy. >> a plant based egg substitute may not sound appetizing but if a company can perfect a cholesterol free environmental
friendly product perhaps there's room on the tail after all. aljazeera, san francisco. >> the company also plans to release an egg-free cookie dough in february. in october the american egg board countered all this, beginning and educational campaign to persuade consumers to accept no substitutes. >> new study says people on blood thinners after having a extent placed in their heart may not need to take them for as long. the study investigated 3,000 leto medium risk patients found a shorter course of treatment was almost as effective as the long term dosage. this could be helpful to many patients as anally platelets and blood thinning medications could be required less.
>> policy makers have to be careful on how they communicate their move. >> we saw that the first time that they tried to national a that it would scale back its program, mortgage rates actually shot up, and folks began having a hard time getting a mortgage, being able to afford the homes that they wanted to buy. >> we're going to have full coverage of the fed policy decision right here on aljazeera america. that will be this afternoon. >> the federal reserve will get some missing pieces of housing data to look over this morning. the report on housing starts september, october and november are out about an hour from now. the numbers were delayed because of the government shutdown. ahead of the news, home builder reporting numbers. sales rose 42% in the fourth quarter as it sold more homes and increased prices. >> wall treatise wait ooh waiting word from the fed. the dow jones industrial average starts the day at 15,875. the s&p sits at 1781 and the
nasdaq at 4,023. >> overseas, european markets are posting solid gains. in asia, markets ended the day mostly higher, as well. japan's nikkei rising 2%. >> the price of bit coins plummeting to do after japan banned it from accepting new deposits. the exchange is the world's biggest bit coins exchange. this comes less than two weeks after china prohibited financial institutions from trading in bit coin. >> the strong housing market recovery is attracting international buyers, many chinese. a record number of chinese homebuyers are flooding the manage the. >> influx queens, you'll find a luxury condo development pulling money in from china. >> how big is this one?
>> this is a three bedroom 1,317 square feet. >> this unit sold for about a million dollars smaller amounts have gone for half that price. fueling the trend the chinese government is loosening that restrictions on citizens investing abroad. for some, the appeal of sky view was a familiar community the neighborhood is largely chinese american and its proximity to manhattan. >> brooklyn and bronx and in queens, the chinese are not just buying in manhattan. >> in the new york metro area, condo prices rose 7% in the year ending march 2013. single family homes rose 5%. those gains are higher than in other cities targeted by international buyers, including london, hong kong, moscow, singapore and paris. >> we've worked with marketing partners out in china. the chinese community is a tight-knit community. i can have relatives here that live in new york but know
somebody in china and through word of mouth they know that projects exist. >> for chinese investors looking to spend up to $1 million, analysts say u.s. residential property offers great value. >> real estate in this country tends to be cheaper than abroad for the same type of properties, so right now we seem to have more land and some what lower prices. >> international buyers were involved in 6% of sufficient residential real estate deals ending march 2013. that's $68 billion worth. most of them spend less than $300,000, but not the chinese. >> they tend to buy toward the upper end of the market, anywhere from $400,000 for a house up to several million dollars or more. >> one of out of every eight international real estate deals involves a chinese buyer in the sufficient. aside from new york, the most popular cities are los angeles irvine detroit, las vegas and
orlando. sky view park developers will build more to keep up with global demand for american property. aljazeera. >> we should add most of the chinese clients are wealthy industrialists or real estate tie coons. many spend less than half the year in the united states. >> the budget bill that's close to being a done deal. >> a new battle is on the horizon for lawmakers. >> a breakdown of the next fight that could be taking place on capitol hill. >> forced to leave their home country. why some are given no choice but to make a new life. >> in settling a 9/11 related lawsuit, how much one airline will to have pay in connection to the terrorist attack. >> i'm john henry smith. derek carr might be the best of a bumper crop of quarterbacks set to enter the nfl. we'll have a preview ahead in sports.
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>> good morning. welcome to aljazeera america. >> good to have you with us. that some of the stories we're following this morning, there is compromise in washington. the senate is expected to take up the budget bill today and if it passes, which looks like it has the support to do so, will move to president obama's desk to be signed. while lawmakers for the most part have put aside their differences, there is another issue that is brewing. the debt ceiling. we'll look at whether congress can keep the good will going and strike another deal here. >> we're going to be talking about millions of people from overseas come to this country because they want to, but a small group because they have to. we're going to talk about those people and talk about what forced them to america for refuge. >> also this morning, bang la deb is facing ongoing clashes
entering a tense election period. one group is finding itself caught in the crossfire and becoming victims of violence. we'll have those stories in a moment. >> first after sailing through the house the budget bill passed a key hurdle in the senate. there is another battle brewing. >> the senate is expected to vote on the budget bill as early as today. if it passes, president obama has promised to sign the measure before the end of the week. it would close the year on a high note and lift the threat of another eminent government shutdown. >> after the completely unnecessary government shutdown and debt limit crisis just two months ago the american people were more disdisgusted than ever at the gridlock and dysfunction.
they were sick of partisanship, sick of show boating and sabre rattling. >> while the budget seems like a done deal, a new round of sabre rattling is starting in washington this time over the debt ceiling which needs to be raised by early march or the u.s. my default on debt obligations. mitch mcconnell facing reelection in kentucky is not only opposing the budget bill, he said raring for a new fight. >> i doubt if the house or for that matter, the senate is willing to give the president a clean debt ceiling increase. the debt ceiling legislation is a time that brings us all together and gets the president's attention. >> other republicans are threatening to tie the nation's borrowing limit to changes in the president's health care law. that strategy didn't work in october during the last debt ceiling fight. the president refused to negotiate over obamacare then and isn't likely to change his stance. even the co author of the budget
bill congressman paul ryan praised for the bipartisan agreement expects something in return for any raising of the debt ceiling. >> we as a caucus, along with our senate counterparts are going to meet and discuss what it is we want to get out of the debt limit. we don't want nothing out of this debt limit. we will decide what it is that we want to accomplish out of this debt ceiling fight. >> one piece of legislation remains, a confirmation vote on janet yellen, president obama's pick for chairman of the federal this budget deal is something we will discuss. good to have you with us. some of calling it odd but washington was extremely functional this week. do you think this budget compromise will be a turning point
kumbaya. >> lawmakers were in such a hurry to they have an issue they are scoring points, so why step on your message by shutting the government down again. >> certainly didn't go anywhere in october. approval still at an all time low. americans will lose benefits come december 28. you talk about what's ahead. what's the priority for to me is
quite unlikely. >> here we have an issue with the unemployment rates too high, inflation too low. the u.s. economy has major problems here as you know. the federal reserve will slow its monthly bond buying program when certain economic indicators reach economy continues to rebound. >> they are talking about about a march deadline or march possible fed's getting itchy
perhaps with obamacare. >> it's sad to say this kumbaya moment won't last, but perhaps a little present we'll enjoy. >> happy holidays to you. >> happy holidays to you. thanks for joining us. >> you bet. >> investigators say the teenager who opened fire on a colorado high school had a plan inscribed on his arm. the 18-year-old gunman wrote down the classrooms he wanted to hit before he killed himself. a latin phrase that translates to "the dye has been cast" was also scrawled on his arm in permanent marker. investigators are looking into whether the shooter had specific targets. they believe he want to attack a debate coach who kicked him off the team. pearson fired five shots and set off an explosive inside a school. >> a an american businessman who
escaped detention in bolivia is back in the u.s. the new york native had fled bolivia. he had been held in the country for nearly two years without formal charges. he was arrested in 2011 following accusations of money laundering. >> the u.s. has long been a haven for many political compiles from around the world. the american government has granted refuge to many fighting on behalf of democracy as we report, some end up in america who would prefer not to be here. >> brad moved to the united states three months ago and settled in a small apartment in a working class neighborhood of new york city. he didn't plan the trip. he fled, and outspoken critic of putin's russia he remembers what he was threatened with. >> if you do not stop your activities, you will be arrested and put in jail until the end of your life. >> his wife, then pregnant, later joined him and their newborn son michael was born
here. with no income, they rely on the charity of friends and have filed for political asylum. >> we have nowhere to go. united states is our last hope. other than that, i don't know what we could do. >> people from around the world move to new york city every year but a small number of them come unwillingly not as immigrants, but as political asylum seekers often human rights activists deeply invested in their own country. >> they often show up after years of trauma, not knowing english, some overwhelmed by american culture and society. this man felt that way when he landed in 2006. >> beginning from zero, and what happened was exactly that, you know in iran i didn't have any hope. >> a journalist and blogger who
fought for the rule of law in iran, he said he was imprisoned and forced to sign a fake confession. >> because of the media, because of everything, every technology we have right now in the world i kept my network. i kept my connection with the country. >> a student leader during china's tee tiananmen square can test said he would return if he could. >> i am politically compiled. i cannot return to my home land as i wish. for years, i was stateless. >> his is a rare success story. he launched a software company eventually earning millions. he now spent his free time working with the occupy movement advising a younger generation of protestors. he has clearly found a new
outlet for his political passions, and that's the challenge. like many other refugees, after years of fighting for social justice and human rights in russia, he must find to new calling in another country. aljazeera, new york. >> last year, nearly 180,000 people legally immigrated to new york city. >> a huge settlement deal related to the september 11 attacks, american airlines agreed to pay $135 million to canter fitzgerald, the financial services firm. 6058 employees were killed when a highjacked american plane crashed into the world trade center. a federal judge must approve the settlement. if that happens, it will allow the parties to avoid a trial set to begin next month. this suit stems from the 9/11 attacks. >> a bomb threat which caused harvard university to evacuate multiple buildings on tuesday a
student was identified to have called in the threat to avoid an exam. >> one of college footballs best quarterbacks has overcome a very serious situation. our january henry smith joins us now with sports. good morning. >> good morning to you. when evaluating potential nfl quarterbacks, scouts look for adaptability, the ability to keep your head and make a play when things don't go as planned. fresno state quarterback derek carr has shown to ability both on and off the field. >> at 6'3", 220 pounds with a sling shot for an arm derek carr was labeled a can't-miss prospect when he followed his brother, former number one draft pick david to fresno state where derek added his own chapter to the record books by setting 25 different all time marks
accomplishments carr believes are overshadowed by leading the bulldog to this conference championship. >> i'm a team guy. the stats and all that, other people can talk about those things. for me, to see the joy on the faces, have 40,000 rush the field and celebrate with us, the conference title there's nothing like that. >> as thrilling as that moment was, it appeals to early august of this year when his wife, heather gave birth to their first child dallas. that joy quickly turned to fear as dallas was born with a condition that turned his intestines into knots. just hours after birth dallas was rushed to another hospital to undergo multiple surgeries. >> that is the hardest thing i've ever been through. i'm a very fateful person. i knew if i'm going to go through great times and be thankful, through the hard times, i need to be thankful, as well. i continue to give god praise. that during the hard times being with my son having three
surgeries, it was the hardest time in my life. at the same time i had to prepare for football. >> how were you able to separate that when you had to go prop for what you were doing on the field and even in the classroom for that matter? >> in the classroom, in the meeting room that was the hardest part. on the football field, it was easy. with that ended, i was sitting down in meetings, hardest thing. that was the hardest part, because i wanted to be there with my son and wife. i wanted to be there at the hospital. it was the hard evident thing to be able to balance it, you know, but i tried my best and that's all i could do. >> carr's best was more than enough as he led the nation in eight different offensive categories including total offense, passing yards and passing touchdowns. a performance carr believes was a direct byproduct of his son's successful fight for his life. >> when it comes to football, it wasn't that big to me anymore. you know, i went out on oh the football field and i enjoyed it. it wasn't stressful to me anymore. i think that's where it made me
better is i could play, have fun and it turned out the way it did. >> it's often been said it's not the adversity we face that defines us but how we responsibility. he said his son's ordeal was a revealing moment for both he and dallas. >> you are going to get knocked down in life especially in football. that's the name of the game. the irony is you try and be perfect knowing you will never get there. same thing in life. it's never going to be perfect. i learned about myself, how tough i can be mentally and spiritually, how tough i can be spiritually. it took a toll on me physically. you know my son is definitely a lot tougher than i was during that time, taking needles and surgeries and all that, but it's not about what happens to you it's about when it happens, how you are going to respond how are you going to be when you fight back. i learned that i can fight through anything, because we didn't know if he was going to be alive. >> michael eaves aljazeera.
>> not only does he stand out on the field he has a 3.47g.p.a. that earned him recognition last week as a finalist for the academic heisman. he's thought to be one of the top quarterbacks available in the neck nfl draft. his bulldogs take on u.f.c. in the las vegas bowl. certainly a guy with a tremendous pedigree so far. >> so difficult to concentrate on the game and education when your child is going through so much. >> there are quite a few players in college football who have become parents and as we -- those of us who are parents know it certainly changes you. it certainly focuses you on what's important. >> sometimes those tough moments give you strength. john henry smith, thank you for that story. >> the burning of buses has now become a common form of political protest in bangladesh, but as aljazeera reports from dhaka, this dangerous practice leaves bus drivers caught in the
middle with their lives on the line. >> as political violence in bangladesh becomes more common, so have keens like this. during general strikes called by the opposition party to prosecutor test against the government political analysts have burned hundred was bus us in a show of force. the human costs of these acts has been high. 27 bus drivers have been killed this year for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. >> of course i'm scared. we are just poor people who have to work to feed our families. >> it's not just the drivers who have to worry. passengers have to think twice before setting foot inside a bus. >> some of us still have to go to work, even if there's a general strike. it can take hours to get to where we need to, because it's too dangerous to take a bus. >> buses are targeted for being on the street during a general strike. there's supposed to be in a traffic on the road on those days.
from the drivers point of view, they're seeing colleagues getting killed for doing their jobs. >> the attacks on buses are getting more intense. >> this is a new development. attackers spread petroleum around the bus. this didn't happen before. >> as bangladesh enters an election period, colleagues are more likely to become victims of the political violence. aljazeera, dhaka. >> the group human rights watch is calling on the government of bangladesh to avoid using lethal or excessive force on protestors, asking the leaders of all the countries political parties to keep supporters from in gauging in this violence. >> another honor being given to pope francis. >> this time, it comes from the lbgt community. >> the title a magazine is bestowing. >> an ancient monument getting
>> let's look at what potential precipitation we're looking at across the nation today. >> we're quiet across most of the country sunny skies in the middle of the country but we have a couple of features to watch, so energy to the north could mean snow in the rockies southward, this could cause big problems by the time it pulls into the central u.s. in the weekend. moisture in california hoping with the humidity a little bit although it's so dry in california, a lot of this won't
reach the ground, but the humidity is good. just a little bit of lake affect. we'll talk about this storm that is coming causing problems. >> pope francis has been named as the person of the year in the advocate magazine. despite him beginning against homosexual marriage, his statements on the lbgt community are a major change. last week, time magazine gave the same honor to the pope. yesterday was his 77th 77th birthday. he celebrated with those less fortunate. >> britain's ancient stonehenge is thousands of years old. there's something new in store for tourists. >> they've watched over this land for thousands of years. stonehenge a monument set deep in this corner of england. around a million people come to see this icon every year. >> what endures about this place
is the puzzle that it presents, because no one has been able to say with total certainty what stonehenge is. >> some say it was a solar temple. otherwise believe it's an ancient astronomical computer. there are many they'reries. after years visitors can visit tone heck in a thoroughly modern way. for the first time, it has its own museum. more than $40 million has been spent on creating this building made of glass and steel. visitors stopped from accessing the center of stonehenge can now do so virtually. >> two things are important. the first is the ability to feel you are standing beside the stones and we can do that through cutter generation. we have the tools used by the
people who actually built the stones in the first place and that is really excising to see. >> this new era hasn't pleased everyone. some objected to changes to a local road. others have expressed anger over the inclusion of human remains. ultimately, it is the stone's themselves which remain the biggest draw here. >> i see it as a place of beauty and wonder. yes, it is a ruin, but even for it to have survived in this state for so long, four and a half thousand years is a testament, i think to the ingenuity and skill of the people that built it. i'm full of admiration for them. >> in just a few days, hundreds of people will gather here for perhaps one of the purposes tone heck was originally built for to worship the sun during the winter solstice. aljazeera, stonehenge. >> one of the great mysteries of stonehenge was solved two years ago. geologists discovered the source of the rocks used to create the
first circle. it was found 140 miles away in wales. >> a dramatic fire rescue in canada all caught on tape. the video shows the worker being lifted from the top of his crane by a rescue chopper. the fire started at a vacant student housing building under construction. firefighters said people nearby heard explosions and worried there could be a propane leak. the operator was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. >> at the end of our second hour, we are joined with a look at what we're following this morning. >> reports received that between 400 and 500 people may have been killed in the latest round of fighting in south sudan. >> 10 politicians under arrest for trying to stage a failed coup. >> barricades removed in india following the arrest of one of its diplomats in the u.s. >> there are two winning tickets to last night's megamillions
jackpot. not mine. those were sold in california and georgia. >> mrsa spreading from hospitals and nursing homes to places once deemed safe. we'll tell you where and how you can be protected. >> jay johnson is the new homeland security chief. we'll talk to a former f.b.i. agent and ask whether johnson has the right stuff and the challenges he faces trying to keep the country safe. >> i'm meteorologist nicole mitchell. a new storm system is brewing that could cause major impacts this weekend. i'll have your forecast. >> the aljazeera morning news continues. del is back with you in two and a half minutes. >> thanks for watching.
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>> violence in south sudan spiraling out of control. up to 500 people have been killed in three days of fighting. now the state department is shutting down the u.s. embassy there. mrsa resistant to antibiotics and spreading beyond hospital walls. where the deadly bacteria is turning up now and why it's cause for serious concern. >> a piece of history tracked down 70 years after it disappeared. a diary revealing the nazi philosophy was discovered and who has it now. >> he went backwards into the traps. >> an amazing story of survival. how a blind man and his guide dog were run over by a subway train and lived.
>> good morning welcome to aljazeera america. i'm dell walter. there are disturbing reports of escalating violence this morning in two neighboring african countries. south sudan reports that up to 500 were killed tuesday another 800 wounded. the government saying that 10 politicians are under arrest for taking part in a foiled coup attempt led by the former vice president. the united nations is reporting that there is fighting in the practical african republic, that fighting causing more than 200,000 people to flee the capitol city. the french foreign minister saying that they are sending in troops and the african union trying to restore order. we are going to begin with
violence in south sudan the state department warning americans to leave right away, suspending operations at the american embassy. we have followed the developments. the u.n. security council holding an emergency meeting late tuesday just to discuss the growing crisis. >> fleeing for their lives these people are look forego a safe place to hide from the fighting. at this united nations base, the message from their leaders was to go home. >> when you came here, you were looking for peace. now there is no fighting. now we are telling you that everyone should go back to their house. listen to me. listen to me. listen to me. >> the crowd is far from reassured. how can you say that, they say? >> someone can be in his house and other people come in and ask to speak a certain language. if he couldn't speak, they can take him out of his house and they can kill him. >> the situation on the ground
is dire. thousands have taken refuge inside u.n. compounds thousands more are waiting outside. at least three women have given birth at this base and officials say they are running out of food. sanitation is becoming an issue. if the crisis goes on much longer, they may be unable to cope. >> thousands by thousands civilians have taken ref final in the two bases which is quite trying in terms of medical food, water and protection. >> soldiers of the south sudanese army are fighting.
his followers have been arrested, so there's nobody there to mind the security of the city, the capitol of south sudan. >> an unknown number of civilians, women and children are among the dead, while world leaders are asking the word's newest nation to show restraint circumstances on the ground remain in flux amounted south sudanese people caught in the middle. >> politicians under arrest for the coup attempt. there is a search for the vice president. >> some european countries are asking the plea of france for humanitarian aid. humanitarian concerns could soon trump the violence. >> mapping out the immediate
future for security in a city that's paralyzed by fear, the french army patrols give some reassurance. for now the only way of reducing the violence is by trying to keep christians and muslims apart. this is the muslim settlement beside a school, even with the big security presence, no one will consider going home again and nobody feels safe. here is the center, abandoned, a no man's land for a sectarian divide that neve existed in this country before the political turmoil of the past year. the christians in a majority live in a sprawl beside the catholic church. 36,000 in all and like the muslims, the other side of the city, no one knows what will happen next. there's some consensus that disarming the attack ares on both sides is the answer. with revenge in the air after an unknown number of killings, some want to keep what they see as a
defense. that's what the bishop is up against in his attempt to start reconciliation. >> what will be most difficult is disarming, because there are a lot of efforts mistrust. >> and it isn't only the violence that threatens the people. the long turbulent history of coups and counter coups has always had a festering humanitarian emergency running alongside, now more than ever. aside from the hacking and shooting, there's another killer and it preys on under 5-year-olds. this 18-month-old baby has just tested positive for malaria and the boy beside. the people taking ref final in places like this in the bush without mosquito nets, malaria rates are at record levels. >> we have positivity rate of 90%, which to me is unheard of
in any other country so 90% of the children actually appear to be sick with malaria on top of other diseases that they may have at the same time. >> so many threats to life, and this is a city where no one can call anything their own anymore. andrew simmons aljazeera. >> there are 5.2 million people living in the central african republic. the u.n. world food program saying that the conflict putting nearly a quarter of them at risk of going hungry. >> in syria's largest city, more than 100 people, including children, have been killed by air strikes there. the hospitals in aleppo are overwhelmed. barrel bombs are dropped on areas of the city for days, more than 100,000 people dying since the revolt against the president began in 2011. >> six american soldiers have been killed in afghanistan their blackhawks helicopter
crashing in the remote region of the country. one soldier was rescued. the taliban is claiming responded for the attack, but nato says there was no insurgent activity in the area at the time. initial investigation suggests mechanical failure. it is the single deadliest incident in afghanistan for foreign troops in nearly six months. >> also in afghanistan taliban fighters attacking an american military base. it happened near the pakistan knee bored. taliban opening fire with guns and trying to enter the compound. three attackers were killed in the firefight. nato officials say that no nato forces at the base were hurt. >> now to washington. after smooth sailing through the house, the budget bill is passing a key hurdle in the senate and expected to pass. threat of dill buster was averted, clearing a vote as early as today. there is yet another political battle looming on the horizon. >> on this vote, the yeas are 67
and nays 33. >> the senate is expected to vote on the budget bill as early as today. if it passes, president obama has promised to sign the measure before the end of the week. it would close the year on a high note and lift the threat of another imminent government shutdown. >> after the completely unnecessary government shutdown and debt limit crisis just two months ago the american people were more disgusted than ever at the gridlock and the dysfunction. they were sick of partisanship, sick of show boating and sabre rattling. >> while the budget seems like a done deal, a new round of sabre rattlingion is starting in washington over the debt ceiling, which needs to be raised by early march or the u.s. my default on debt obligations. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell is not only opposing the budget bill, raring for a new fight. >> i doubt if the house or for
that matter the senate is willing to give the president a clean debt ceiling increase. the debt ceiling legislation is a time that brings us all together and gets the president's attention that. >> other republicans are threatening to tie the nation's borrowing limit to changes in the president's health care law. that didn't work in october during the last debt ceiling fight, the president refused to negotiate over obamacare then and isn't likely to change his stance. even the company author of the budget bill, republican congressman paul ryan praised for the bipartisan agreement he crafted with democratic senator patty murray expects something in return for any raising of the debt ceiling. >> we as a caucus along with our senate counter parts are going to meet and discuss what it is we want to get out of the debt limit. we don't want nothing out of this debt limit. we're going to decide what it is we can accomplish out of this debt limit fight. >> stephanie sy, aljazeera america. >> there is still much work to be done before senators leaf for
keep the folks here. they should not book their planes home yet. >> this deal doesn't address the debt few short months. >> joining us live from washington d.c., lisa thank you very much. >> turning to the weather right now, pretty quiet across the country, but it could be the calm before yet another big storm. let's find out how big. >> we're right about to head in into the christmas and new year holiday. 30% of the country will be traveling. in the calm before the storm why not actually make some tips
and plans. first of all don't be this guy that hasn't wiped off the car and blowing all the snow on to the car behind him. brush off the car. that can cause a dangerous situation for everyone on the road. i used to live in minnesota. i'd get a big rubber made and fill everything up, put it in the trunk in september, take it out in march and it was easy. this time of year can really the cold drain that battery so jumper cables, a good thing to have. if you're getting stuck somewhere, sand or even kitty litter can give you traction to get back out. a small shovel can dig you out. a flashlight, remember to have extra batteries for that, too. at this time of year, the batteries go. if you get stranded like that family in nevada last week, these things help, extra clothes, water food is great but water can actually kill you
from dehydration. candles can help keep you warm, put them in something safe. flares, a cell charger. that family i was talking about it was their cell phone is part of that they were able to hone in on. we mentioned it was the calm before the storm so this is why we're starting to prep. this is part of the next storm not quite bringing the rain to california, but at least higher humidity, even though some of that in terms of rain is evaporating, by this weekend though friday, saturday, sunday, even some strong storms as this rolls across the south so we'll definitely keep an eye on that for you. i'll have the temperatures coming up in just a minute. >> nicole, thank you very much. >> as the ukrainian government continues to struggle trying to avoid defaulting on debt, russia is offering to buy $15 billion worth of bonds agreeing to lower the price of gas exports coming into the country. the russian president saying the assistance has no strings attached. anti-government protestors are
demanding to know just what was on the table what was promised. they've been repeatedly calling for ukrainian president to resign. opposition leaders want new leadership to create closer ties to the european union. they believe that will make the ukraine economy more open and transparent. >> russia is accusing the rest of putting pressure on the ukraine to choose the e.u. russian is that's foreign minister didn't name countries but is surprised how the west is demanding that key every side with europe. >> everyone should respect sovereignty of any country including ukraine and everyone should allow the peoples to make the free choice of how they want to develop their country how they want to develop their state. >> russia criticized the u.s. and e.u. for visiting anti-government protestors in ukraine, saying the trade alliances between the exsoviet states are not meant to oppose
the e.u., which he calls a strategic partner. >> he has one of the most powerful jobs in washington, but most americans have never heard of him jay johnson. we'll take a look at the new head of the homeland security. >> an international incident with one of american allies, the fallout from the arrest of this diplomat in new york. >> people all over the world are traveling to thailand for medical treatment. why the country is giving so much attention to the medical tourism. >> al jazeera's investigative unit has tonight's exclusive report. >> stories that have impact... that make a difference... that open your world... >> this is what we do... >> america tonight weeknights 9et / 6pt only on al jazeera america
>> good morning within welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. coming up, a closer look at the newly confirmed head of homeland security, and the issues he faces. first, let's find out about your temperatures, where it's going to be hot where it's going to be cold across the nation today. we turn to nicole mitchell. >> where we'll final have a warm up. as we continue cross the country today, what we're going to see is still some teensn the midwest, already temperatures a little cooler as we hit the west coast. forty's and 50's this morning and cooler highs by the time we
get to the end of the day so san francisco 56, los angeles 80's. this is actually good news, because we've been so dry. the heat dries it out even more, exacerbates the fire situation. it's nice to have cooler air. parts of the northeast almost for two weeks we've had temperatures below average in new york. well, with the next system culling in, it's going to surge northward, that warmer air so already starting to get back to average as we get into tomorrow and the next day and by sunday, some of these temperatures could actually go into record territory. we start to already see that warm up tomorrow with a few more, 40's as i mentioned houston tomorrow at 73. back to you. >> nicole, thank you very much. let's look at the news and the financial markets in business world this morning. it is decision day for the federal reserve. better than bernanke and company have to decide whether to wean the country off the bond buying program. the purchases have been intended to keep interest rates low and
spur economic growth. one fed watcher saying the fed is concerned about the long term impact of the policy. >> they worry about the stimulus program speeding future financial instability creating future inflation. they worry the fed's balance sheet is going to be very difficult to shrink back down to normal size. >> we'll have full coverage of the fed's decision right here on aljazeera america coming up this afternoon. >> wall street will be closely watching the fed dow futures up. after a down day yesterday, the average now at 15,875. the s&p 500 sitting at 1871, the nasdaq at 4,023. overseas european markets in the plus column. asia the markets ending the day higher nikkei rising 2%. >> mortgage applications hitting their lowest level in years
falling five and a half% is mortgage applications. >> city group and bank of america's merrill lynch could be the next financial institution facing charges for selling bad mortgage securities, reuters saying the justice department is claiming tens of billions of dollars mortgage investors had to pay by balancing risky loans. last month, j.p. morgan agreeing to pay $13 billion to settle similar charges. >> prius is the best new car value according to consumer reports which says it costs 47 cents a mile. the nissan armada s.u.v. came in last. >> edward snowden hopes to make to proof mom moscow to brazil, publishing a letter asking for three and asylum in a brazilian
newspaper. he said he'd help the country uncover more information. in brazil, public opinion over snowden is mixed. >> no, brazil should not give asylum. he is not a person you can trust. if his own country cannot trust him, why would our country trust him? >> the brazilian has not received an official request for asylum. >> jay johnson confirmed by the nat to be the next homeland secretary of community. he served at general counsel for the department of defense. he served at general counsel for the air force during the clinton white house. he is supporting the american drop program, as well. manual gomez is a former f.b.i. agent and expert in terrorism. thanks for being with us this morning. the basic question, does jay johnson have the right stuff? >> well, as you describe, he was the top cop for the pentagon,
the top attorney, rather, now the top cop for the united states of america. his qualifications don't appear to meet the standard that is needed for this particular position, not to mention that there were other more capable candidates out there and available. that being said, obviously this is a political position. he is obviously very close to the obama administration and that's why he got the job. >> you think in this case, the white house put politics ahead of public safety. >> clearly. this gentleman, although bright and capable is a professional attorney. what is needed for this position is a professional law enforcement intelligence or investigative person, a leader who could lead these several hundred thousand people and make this organization relevant. if you are to ask 99 out of 100 people in the street what does home land security do, most people would put up their hands and say we really don't know. we need to major organization a
relevant organization and truly make it what it's supposed to be, protect the borders of the united states. >> we are talking about about a cop, a top cop are we talking about somebody that has to manage. i set this against the backdrop of edward snowden. most say you're keeping the country safe, but invading my privacy. this man is an attorney and can differentiate between what is right and wrong. is that not what the country needs? >> when we talk about snowden we're talking about the intelligence services. >> homeland security, all lock step in washington. >>un fortunately homeland security falls outside the venue of those other alphabets f.b.i. c.i.a., n.s.a d.o.d., they do not fall within the venue of home that land security and so homeland security needs a leader that can make the organization relevant, to make it into the same conversation as the other better-known organizations that actually do gather intelligee, actually do protect investigate
and make arrests. >> but the reason for homeland security going back to its initiation was the fact that all of the alphabet soup did share information. now we have the n.s.a., we have all this information they share the information. i go back to the question do we need a top cop or somebody that also protects the american citizens, as well? >> we need both. mr. johnson is very qualified to meet that person that's a buffer, being that he is an attorney and very capable of doing that, but we also need someone to lead and make home land security more of a presence within our nation. >> who do you think should have gotten the nod? >> an office name that comes to mind an discussed and deemed this person was greg kelly. he's obviously leading police commissioner of nypd, numerous experience and background. he led customs and was under secretary of the treasury department and an obvious person out there looking for home, if you will. >> when we talk about homeland
security nowadays, we are not only talking about people that might want to do us harm physically, but people who might want to do us harm in the cyber rein that, as well. is somebody like a ray kelly the best pick for something like that somebody who has to direct the grid? >> kelly did so within the nypd, working with f.b.i. and c.i.a. others bill branton. somebody with a bigger name, a bigger force i think would have been better for the organization in order to lead it from the front and make it a more powerful organization, not just an administrator. >> now that it is jay johnson what does he need to do, what should be his first order of business? >> i think he should get in the front and try to make homeland security a real relevant organization to make it as
tangible and important in the real world as the f.b.i., the c.i.a., department of defense n.s.a. that has over 200,000 employees, and it needs to be a more -- a bigger force a bigger player, if you will, within the community. >> thank you for being with us this morning. >> thank you for having me. >> manual gomez a former f.b.i. special agent. we are following breaking news that is coming out of egypt. egyptian state television reporting the countries first democratically elected president mohamed morsi is now going to be put on trial for conspiring with "foreign groups" including conspiracy to commit acts. he was ousted by the egyptian military back in july. that country has been marred by political instability since the arab spring. >> india is retaliating against the u.s. after one of its diplomats was arrested, police
removing security barriers protecting the american embassy. the diplomat was arrested and charged with committing visa fraud, accused of sneaking a housekeeper into the u.s. and paying far below the minimum age. she was strip searched and placed into jail with drug addicts. they calm her treatment dispeckable and demand a full apology. >> mrsa in spreading. we'll tell you what's behind the spread and why this is so dangerous. >> the strong message president obama is sending russia by sending tennis great billie jean king to sochi for the winter olympics. >> how a blind man's guide dog may have saved his life when they fell in a subway. >> the biggest surprise in the nba has the league's best record. we'll look at how the portland
deceptive. it is actually cold out there but it's going to warm up throughout the rest of the week as it is up and down the east coast. good morning welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm del walters. >> american airlines ready to payout $135 million to financial services official cantor if i said gerald. 6058 employees died when a highjacked american airlines plane crashed into the world trade center. a federal judge has to sign off on the settlement. it would avoid a trial scheduled for next month. this is one of the last major lawsuits stemming from the 9/11 attacks. >> a teenager who opened fire at a colorado high school had a
plan inscribed on his arm. he wrote down the classrooms he wanted to visit before he killed himself. a latin phrase that translates to "the dye has been cast" was so-called on carl pearsons arm in permanent marker. investigators are looking into whether the shooter had specific targets. they believe he also wanted to attack a debate coach who kicked him off the team. pearson fired five shots and set off an explosive inside that school. >> a tennessee man charged with two counts of murder for shooting a man on a motorcycle. scott continued firing as a man he shot lay in the road. >> i've never seen situation like this in my life especially over road rage. that's probably the worst i've ever been scared, because i didn't know if he was going to shoot at me or not. >> the victim survived the attack. >> people from all over the world including the united states are traveling to thailand for medical treatment. in four years, the amount of
money from so-called medical tourism has more than doubled. the thai government is launching a program to make thigh land the medical hub of asia by 2016. >> as an active teenager, he loved tae kwon do. an accident left him paralyzed. there were no specialists to treat his complex injury. >> we spent less than two weeks in bahrain and then had to rush, we were rushing to come to bangkok for faster treatment. >> he's made remarkable progress since. >> i can walk now like i started walking two steps to four steps to eight steps. >> the decision of his family to bring him to thailand for treatment is not uncommon. two and a half million medical tourists came here and spent
$4 billion. mostly they're crumbing from japan, u.s., and gulf arab states. the largest private hospital is experiencing a shift. >> we're seeing growth from myanmar, cambodia, vietnam bangladesh. the thing that characterizes a lot of this growth is it's a country who's economy is growing fast but the health care sector lags behind. >> the thai government set a goal of becoming the medical hub of asia in the next three years. many of the medical tourists here are not seeking specialists, they come to avoid long waits in their home country. >> medical to yourism is a growth industry. this government program is looking to expand it further. some feel that comes with a cost this clinic is just minutes away from the countries top private hospitals. >> the thai government is protective of its doctors while many study overseas, it's nearly
impossible for a foreign doctor to practice here. the growing flow of medical tourists drives up the demand, draining a limited pool of doctors and increasing costs. >> with more and more patients coming in, it will draw from the government hospital especially in the teaching hospital. >> that means fewer experienced doctors to teach the next generation. with thailand infra structure and resultation, it's well on the way to becoming the medical hub, providing people who come here looking for a better future, but some feel the nation needs to balance that with the medical needs of its own people. aljazeera, bangkok. >> in addition to thigh land, india and singapore also controlling the medical tourism market in asia. >> he's three years old but already has had five organ transplants. he was barn with a condition that caused his intestines to swell. he has received transplants for
liver, a pancreas, stomach and both his large and small intestines. his mom said after all of those surgeries, he would still come out of the operating room with a smile on his face. he is making great progress. >> mrsa is a deadly staff infection. in the past it was almost exexclusively found in hospitals. it is spreading to schools and prisons. mrsa according to mayo clinic is an infection caused by a strain of staff bacteria has that has become resistant to antibiotics used to treat staff infections. before we discuss this, i want to take a look at the numbers because they are firefighterrenning. the centers for disease control said in 2011, there were more than 80,000 cases of mrsa reported. that doesn't even include the hundreds of thousands of cases that go unreported each year,
roughly 20,000 people die each and every year from mrsa. now with that as a backdrop, mrsa now spreading beyond hospitals and nursing homes so how concerned should we be? >> this is certainly a concern. the big issue here is not necessarily the numbers themselves, but the fact the numbers are growing with time. that tells us then if you think about antibiotic resistance and our capacity to research, definitely and and reproduce antibiotics, it tells us that bacteria has stepped up its gain in that respect. what's concerning most of all 80,000 cases sounds like a lot but that is growing every year. that's really the big concern here. >> a lot of people, this has been around since the 1960's, a lot of people found and said i am going to use anti bacterial soaps, we learned they may not work, and in treating these types of bacteria, so what do we do? >> sometimes old is gold. the best way to protect
yourself, the first is using just normal soap, not anti bacterial soap and water. staying away prom people with infections limiting contact those who think they might have infections seek medical attention immediately and lastly to be wary about any sort of fluid from somebody infected. the kinds of mrsa tend to be boils and pimple deeper under the skin, and what people should be looking for is redness swelling, heat and maybe even a fever or chills. if they start feeling those things seek medical attention and those around them should be wary and stay far away. >> as we pointed out most staff infections in the past have been treated with antibiotics. what's different about this particular strain of staff? >> i don't want to confuse the issue. there are antibiotics that treat mrsa just not the usual that we use to treat staff infections.
what it does do is presses our antibiotics. we have to use stronger antibiotics with strong side effects. that's a serious issue. >> we have a fairly graphic photo of a skin infection involving mrsa. that we warn our audience, this is pretty nasty stuff. tell us about the symptoms. that the rash? >> yes that looks like an open cellulite infection. it has infected the soft tissue under the skin, so the fat under the skin. what you see there is the redness. the open pussing and if you were to feel that, it would be warm and the person might be having fevers or chills. ideally, you want to catch that infection well before it looks like that. the minute you see the redness the warmth, call the doctor. >> we should point out even with those mortality figures that
we've shown if you get mrsa, it is not 100% fatal. >> absolutely not. most mrsa infections are treatable. there were a couple we were worried about particular mrsa pneumonia can be fatal. the vast majority of mrsa infections are soft tissue, not fatal. easily treatable if people get to the doctor on time. >> thank you for being with us today, thank you. >> food and beverage companies are under increased pressure to remove unfamiliar ingredients from products as americans pay closer attention to what they eat. consumers are demanding more natural ingredients in the food. there are no numbers to track how many companies are reformulating their brunts in response. starbucks, pepsi and kraft have begun making changes. >> a extent common for people with blocked arteries, a small mesh tube holds arteries open
for blood to flow more freely. the problem is people often wind up taking blood thinners for a long time. now a study said using those drugs less frequently may be more effective. that's a good thing the medications are expensive and have long term complications. >> a study from the harvard school of public health saying that older women spend two thirds of their day sitting. researchers suggesting the problem is linked to a number of negative health effects in women. they plan to use the information to encourage women of all aims to get up anti active. >> he was the man behind some of hitler's most vasist policies. rosenberg's journal has been found 70 years after it disappeared. it's finally veil for the public to see. >> this is the writing diary hundreds of pages written from 1936 to 191st four. the piece of history formally turned over to the u.s. holocaust museum by customs
enforcement, which helped track it down. rosenberg joined the nazi party before hitler, the man who laid out the racial philosophy, the arian race at the top be jews at the bottom. >> he had a rigged understanding of the world. thought he had figured it out and immediately after the end of world war i and stuck to this belief through the end. >> the belief was that jews were germany's most deadly enemy. after a conference on the "jewish question" that he wrote: >> rosenberg who helped orchestrate the looting of europe's artwork and valuables worried about his competitors in the nazi inner circle. >> he felt that he wasn't all
that able to compete with them and there is a sense of frustration that you can see in the pages of the diary. >> hitler does annoint rosenberg to oversee the occupied territories in russia. he writes that hitler told him: >> his own words were used as evidence against him at the nuremberg trials where he was convicted of war crimes and hanged. the document then vanished into history. >> getting the diary to the holocaust museum after it vanished 67 years ago has been a tale worthy of a spy novel. >> it turns out the journal was taken by robert kempner an american war crimes attorney at the trial who smuggled it into the u.s. after his death his estate turned over nazi documents to the holocaust museum, but not the diary. the hunt was on. it took years to find it in
buffalo, new york in the possession of a man who may have gotten it from kentners bookkeeper. homeland security investigators and the u.s. attorneys office swooped in. >> it's part of history. i mean wow to be able to return an actual document that was part of the history of this word is pretty amazing. >> the diary is now ready for historians to decipher and public. the museum put all 425 pages on line. lisa stark aljazeera washington. >> as he was being led to the gal lows, rosenberg was asked if he'd like to make a final statement. he answered in just one word. no. >> white house appears to be sending a message to russia with the official u.s. delegation to lead the 2014 winter games in sochi. president obama won't be traveling to russia and the delegation includes no other high ranking u.s. officials but he is sending two openly gay athletes including tennis great
billie jean king. the delegation represents the diversity you that is the united states. russia is taking heat ovaries laws against gay propaganda. >> tuesday bill gee jean king tweeting: >> john henry smith joins us with a look at a rather surprising team atop the nba. >> we would have said the miami heat, may be indiana pacers best team in the league. the experts were predicting that nobody but the portland trailblazers would be very good, but here they sit today you with the best record in the nba but to get it, they had to go through point guard supreme kyrie irving and his cleveland cavaliers. damian lillard must be point guard. he fired 12 triples tuesday night and buried eight. that includes three from the
pride of oakland high in a 37-point blazer third quarter. they turned a deficit into a lead that irving erased with one of his 10 assists. portland with the ball in the final seconds lillard hit the game winner sunday night in detroit. he does it again hitting the triple, giving him a game-high 36 and the blazers a walk off win. between lillard and thunders russell westbrook the number zero is a hoe row. he can fly, 30 points and six points for him. the team with the second best record behind portland didn't just try to win their seventh in a row they did it. >> the lakers lost 4-5 since bryant returned. you think he's rusty after the long layoff? didn't look it here.
his aim was true there. bryant trying to work out again clutches the knee, he would be ok now. lakers beat the grizzlies 96-92. portland had the nba's best record. for most of the season, that distinction went to the indiana pacers. they take on the defending champion heat for the second straight week. the question tonight, will lebron james be available after rolling his ankle monday night? >> if it was a back-to-back, i wouldn't be playing tonight for sure but i've been able to play the next game to a point where i had to miss a few games so, you know there's never been to a point, i mean when i've walked off on crutches too before. i've had the extreme to the not so extreme and, you know, me myself and mike, we've been through this. >> switching garcia to this point, we've associated the
concussion related brain disease with athletes in heavy contact sports like football. however, the disease was listed this week as a possible contributor to the suicide death of former major league baseball player ryan freely a year ago surprising leading c.t.e. researcher dr. veils. >> it's very unusual unexpected at least to me, because it's not just the concussions it's the exposure to repetitive head trauma which baseball players usually don't have. i think it points out you that the science is emerging. we don't fully understand it. it is certainly not just fastball. the risk of hitting your head or being exposed to explosive blast injuries is not good. we have to have further understanding. we're excited about progress and the science of understanding this. >> that is your look at sports this morning.
>> the fact that you're here and i'm here is an indication that we didn't win last night. lots of people dreamed about how they would spend that $648 million if they won the megamillions jackpot. that dream is going to come true for at least two people. if you haven't checked your numbers yet here they are: lottery officials say the two winning tickets were two matched all six in connection, one sold at jenny's gifts in san jose, california, the other ticket sold in atlanta georgia. this is the second largest lottery jackpot in u.s. history. there's no denying that is a lot of money so try larger in the gross domestic product, it is less than is a mow i can't's
g.d.p. slightly more than the african nation of conoroa and 16 times more than the polynesian island, $39.5 million. >> a blind man falls on the subway tracks and survives. >> definitely is a miracle. >> we'll tell you how his faithful guide dog may have saved his life. >> problems persisting at the international space station. why astronauts may need to take a wild side just to fix things. >> the storm system could cause major problems over the weekend. your forecast, coming up.
tell you how a seeing eye dog may have helped save his blind owner when he fell in a subway. first, let's find out where it's going to rain and snow across the country. >> i want to start in california where we could use this moisture some places 75% below normal for the year. this could be a record-setting
year in terms of dryness so this moist flow definitely helping, so dry the atmosphere, a lot of this is evaporating but even a moist flow raises humidity so the fire in big sur nicer that we don't have as dry conditions. that system will be causing problems as it moves across the country. we have lake effect today and a piece of energy into the northwest that could cause snow in some of the higher elevations. i really want to emphasize this weekend, friday, saturday, sunday especially over the weekend, anywhere from texas through georgia possibility for strong storms. >> astronauts aboard the international space station preparing for space walks to rare a cooling system. several systems have been closed down. two american astronauts will make the repair, postponing a
scheduled resupply mission for several weeks. >> an unusual birthday for pope francis, sharing it with homeless men cake candles blown out by children. a delegation from his favorite soccer team are expected to give him a replica of the free fee though won on sunday. >> an incredible story a blind man and his guide dog on the mend right now. they fell on to the new york city subway tracks just as the train was pulling into the station. it is amazing that neither was hurt. >> absolutely. that's why emergency responders are calling it a miracle. it is such a scary situation and the man's service dog tried to keep them both from falling on to the tracks, but it took quick-thinking witnesses on the subway platform to help prevent a tragedy. >> blind at 61 years old cecil
williams was too close to the edge when he fainted on a subway platform in harlem. >> i saw a man, a little wobbly. >> his trusty guide dog witnesses say the 10-year-old black lab was barking frantically and tried to stop him from falling. >> he tried to pull him back. >> while the dog is trained to protect his owner from going over the edge, this time it was too much for him. >> the dog was pulling him to come forward but it was too late, he he wobbled forward and he he went backward to the tracks. >> the dog tumbled on to the tracks with him. knocked out for a few moments when he came to, he heard people yelling at him do not climb up the platform. >> we screamed at him to stay down stay down, because the train was already coming. >> at the same time, those witnesses were desperately waving down the train. the conductor saw them and slammed on the emergency brake but it was too late. by the time the train stopped about 1.5 cars had passed over
cease lil and orlando. both of themle trapped underneath the subway car. >> he was pretty banged up, so i doubt he was able to move. he probably fell. he struck his head, and he probably rolled into the middle. >> firefighters quickly rescued them and treated cecil's head injury. he was semi coherent when they got to him. the only thing on his mind. >> he asked us how his dog was doing. we told him he was fine. >> within the hour, the dog was back at his side, well, more like in his lap on the tiny hospital bed. >> definitely is a miracle. >> orlando is cecil's second guide dog since he went blind in 1995. the labrador will have to retire soon. cecil said his health insurance will not cover the cost of him keeping him as a pet so will have to find him a new home unless the community can rally around him and help him out. >> somehow i suspect cecil won
in a large way a lottery bigger than the megaball. >> a daring rescue to save a teenager who slipped down a cliff hiking. the accident happened near the phoenix mountain preserve. he fell 30 feet hiking only injuring his leg in the fall. after two hours rescuers managed to airlift him to safety. >> that's going to do it for this hour of aljazeera america. i'm del walters as always, there is nor news straight ahead. thank for joining us. you can check us out 24 hours a day seven days a week just by logging on a aljazeera.com where the news continues 24/7.
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