>> hundreds of thousands of west virginians still without water. despite a drop in chemical levels, there's no end in fight >> target says that the hack during the holidays could happen again. another company hacked >> an-american diplomat detained, tit for tat, as an indian diplomat returns home >> it's been 50 years since the surgeon general warned the public that smoking kills. is there more left to be done?
>> good morning, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford. fema is sending a million litres of clean water to west virginia. more than a dozen water distribution centres will open in a few hours to help hundreds of thousands of people in charleston that can't eat, drink or bathe. at the same time an investigation has begun into what happened, why and who may be responsible. until then the water supply is off limits. our jonathan martin is at the scene >> fema and homeland security brought in 12 tanker trucks like those behind me. many have brought in sizeable containers. it's not clear how long the
problem will last. it came to light around 10:30 when freedom industries reported a leak from a container into the elk river. this was a concern because the facility is close, about a mile and a half, upstream from the water treatment facility. the chemical got into the water line. many people reported a strange odour, a smell similar to liquorice or a sweet candy. it was detected and believed to be used in the chemical in relation to coal. >> do not use tap water for drinking, cleaning, washing or bo bathing. at this time i do not know how long? >> the president of the water company is working around the clock. they are flushing it out, smelling it and including chemicals that will ochl dice
the water. the state of west virginia ordered the company to remove chemicals from the property. there's a federal investigation going on, officials wanting to know how the chemical leak happened and when authorities were notified >> fema is sending 16 tractor trailer trucks to the area. residents can stock up on water at 16 different locations starting at 8 o'clock in the morning. some talked about what it's like to go without the precious commodity. >> we'll have to go home and melt ice. >> i didn't know it would be chaotic. >> it's a zoo in here. >> the local walmart had to call in police to guard bottled water delivery. >> the massive security breach at target appears to be more widespread than first reported. the company says as many as 110 million customers may have had their information stolen. let's take a detailed look at what target tells us happened
and how they assess the number of accounts hacked in the cyber attack on stores across the company. originally it was thought 40 million were affected. they found 70 million were seized, taking the total to 100 million. there's some overlap and includes names, street address, home addresses and card account numbers for 100 million americans, a third of the country. target will contact customers and advise them on what to do. remember, you had didn't have to have shopped at target during the breach to be affected. target's ceo said: target says customers will have
zero liability for the cost of fraudulent charges. the storm said it took a big financial hit when people abandoned it, albeit temporarily, before christmas. >> for fourth quarter results target is telling wall street that it predicts a sales decline of 2.5%, compared to a flat forecast before. times are tough for discounts like target, and the hack was not the kind of christmas present it was looking for >> a retailer said hackers stole the data of its customers. they are not saying how many are at risk, but it learnt of the security breach before christmas. the retailer is now working with federal investigators to determine the size of the breach. so far there's no signs the attack is related to the attack on target. >> nearly 2,000 documents relating to the chris christie controversy were released on friday. david shuster tells us about the
new information to come out of the political firestorm. >> so far the documents do not appear to undermine governor chris christie's position, and says he was not involved and didn't know about his staff's actions until this week. emails released by this new jersey panel probing the scandal raised questions about the lengths the staff would have had to have gone to keep chris christie in the dark. in a september 13th email patrick foya, executive director of the port authority warned a decision to shut down access lanes was criminal: >> he added: >> one of the emails went to david sampson, the chairman of the port authority. according to other documents sample son met with chris
christie a week before bridget anne kelly the deputy chief of staff asked the agency to carry out the lane closures. on thursday governor chris christie expressed confidence that sampson was not involved. >> i'm convinced he had no knowledge and it was executed at the operational level and never brought to the attention of the board of commissioners >> in a september email david wildstein at the time a chris christie appointee wrote to a government staffer: >> several emails show an effort to keep the controversy under wraps. another port authority official appointed by chris christie wrote: >> taken together the documents released friday paint a picture of bridge and agency officials besieged by public anger.
emails and phone calls poured in with complaints about the lane closures, and in fort lee where four access lanes were reduced to one. >> lawmakers released the latest batch of documents and plan to issue subpoenas to force chris christie's staff members to testify under oath. the emails raise questions for the aides and appointees at the port authority, all of whom for now are staying silent. >> according to a poll out of new jersey a full 56% of likely voters think the governor should resign if he was likely. >> a fire has destroyed a popular tourist attraction in china. it took 2,000 firefighters more than 10 hours to battle the blaze. 100 homes were damaged.
there's no reports of injuries. investigators are trying to determine what caused the inferno. the town in south-west china dates back more than 150 years. >> and good saturday morning to you, i'm meteorologist eboni deon. it will be a bet weekend across the eastern u.s. we are tracking a little wintery precipitation, but the rain is pushing from the south-east to the north-east. a little snow across michigan, but mainly it will impact parts of the north-west, where we'll see a series of disturbances rolling through, bringing snow to the mountains. this morning temperatures are chilly enough to support freezing rain, which is why we have freezing rain advisories in place. around portland we are seeing reports of freezing rain at this type, but not expecting to see
much as far as accumulation is concerned. rain will be widespread. we are seeing some of that as you head further west of the new york city area as well as into pennsylvania. as we go through the day we deal with a frontal boundary pushing to the east. along the front, to the head of the front that's where the rain will be. temperatures dropping somewhat. notice the shading filling in, but it will stay on the milder side. today rain up and down the eastern sea board. here to the south we could deal with the threat of strong storms. the threat of stronger winds as well as the heavy rain fall can't rely on isolated tornados to southeastern georgia and the carolinas as well. >> thousands of foreigners stranded in the central african republic will be airlifted. 800 citizens of chad will be september to safer areas.
the president and the prime minister of the central african republic resigned. thousands in this country celebrated. the leaders stepped down after admitting they haven't been able to contain the violence. the celebrations on the streets were short lived. gunfighting broke out in bangui. fighting between christian and muslim groups killed thousands, displacing close to a million. a transitional council has 15 days to find an interim president. how did michel djotobia come into power. a rebel group he led launched an offensive and took over large parts of the country. a failed peace deal happened and by march they overthrew the government and president francois bozize.
seleka rebels were supposed to be dissolved. france warned that the central african republic was on the verge of gen site as christian groups took up arms. an explosion of violence forced tens of thousands to flee their home. >> the u.s. is thinking of sanctions against south sudan if a deal is not reached. the white house may target individuals. meanwhile the humanitarian crisis on the ground continued to worsen. the international crisis groups says close to 10,000 were killed in less than a month of fighting. the u.n. secretary-general expressed concern about the conflict and others taking place around the world. >> these are avoidable tragedies in which millions of civilians are paying an unconscionable price. especially by the spread of sectarian animosity and the
dangerous, regional and global spill over effects. years of development are at stake, generations of young people is at risk. >> the warring sides in south sudan have been meeting face to face in ethiopia to hammer out a cease fire agreement. before we get into the premise of these talks, can you remind us what the current fighting is all about? >> well, the fighting started in mid-december. the government calls it a coup. however, it started with a political problems and misunderstanding between senior members of the ruling sudan people's liberation movement. and these turned violence before the former vice president was
fired and took up arms against the government. it resulted in a split of s.p.l.a., the army in south sudan, and it continued with riek machar taking key towns in south sudan. >> can you bring us now to where you are today. you are in ethiopia. delegates have been meeting to come to an agreement. where do the talks stand today? >> well, there's nothing much happening at the hotel, the sheraton, behind me. the decision by the mediators to try and get a quick ceasefire agreement before any other issue is discussed seems to have put the rebels at a place where they say now they cannot find the draft agreement that has been floated by the rebels. they say they have referred the
mediators for former vice president riek machar who is currently will an undisclosed location in south sudan. the mediators are there. nothing much is happening here, and the mediators, the rebels are saying they'll only sign the agreement if and when their members who are arrested - senior political prisoners in juba - are released >> i want to go back to something we talked about earlier. we have reports that the u.s. could be considering targeted sanctions due to the failure to contain the violence in the region. will that play a role in all these talks? >> well, the talks - the threat of sanctions seem to be working on the rebels and the government side. china has come in with its own
pressure. the united states is threatening to target sanctions. that seems to be working. the rebels say they are in a position where they can't sign, because they've not been accommodated or given incentives because the major condition they have has not been agreed. >> thank you for joining us this morning. >> coming up, trading places. an american diplomat is sent packing as an indian diplomat embroiled in a dispute in the u.s. arrives back home. >> image makeover. dairy farmers in china try to restore confidence in the wake of a milk scandal. >> people do not depend on the use of their legs because they are mostly in wheelchairs. >> we talk about the martial arts moves that are less about
>> good morning to you, and welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford, live from new york city. more backlash in the diplomatic dispute between the united states and india. first, let's get a look at what temperatures will see across the nation with meteorologist eboni deon. >> we are continuing the warm up across the u.s., especially where the temperatures already were sitting at 50 degrees in new york city. temperatures are running 5-20 degrees warmer than yesterday, thanks to a warm front living over the region, allowing the warm southerly fellow to put the unanimous in. we could be close to 63. cloud cover is in place and the rain. temperatures mild for the next few days. >> thank you so much >> relations between the u.s. and india are increasingly strained. an indian diplomat was ordered back to her home country after being charged with visa fraud. her american counterpart has
been ordered to leave as well. we report on one of the most serious breakdowns in relations between the two countries in recent years. >> devyani khobragade's arrival in new delhi was meant to signal the end of a diplomatic spat between india and the united states. >> thank you i said no comment now. i want to thank my nation for the support given me. that's it. >> as she landed event took a new turn. india asked an american diplomat posted in new delhi to leave, accusing the official in the involvement against the case against devyani khobragade. this is the latest twist in a standoff beginning almost a month ago, when the indian diplomat was arrested in new york city. despite being granted diplomatic immunity, a grand jury in the united states indicted devyani khobragade for charges, including visa fraud. before leaving new york she told the press trust of india:
>> however, the nanny at the center of this diplomatic row stands by her accusations of mistreatment. in a statement released by the organization representinger she says: >> but in india it's the government's response to america's treatment of the diplomat and not the nanny's case that is the focus of attention. many indians welcome new deali's removal of security barriers and the withdrawal of diplomatic privileges extended to american
consular officials. >> translation: we should show the u.s. that we are equals and not be pressured by america or any other developed nation. she is not an individual, she an is representing india in the u.s. i, as an indian, think u.s. government is taking a back step. and the indian government wins the case. >> domestic political pressures played a part in the indian government's handling of this case. there'll be national elections soon. politicians want to be seen as strong leaders, particularly when it comes to defending india on the world stage. >> the united states has since reacted to its diplomat being pulled out of the u.s. embassy in india. we regret that the indian government felt it was necessary to expel a diplomat.
this has been a challenging time in the u.s.-indian relationship. we hope this has come to a closure. >> a short while ago they said there was no stand-off between india and the u.s. nine are dead as a result of the flu. the deaths are a result of the spike of h1-n1 cases. many victims were healthy people. health officials plan to offer free vaccinations at various locations starting next week. >> 50 years ago ashtrays were practically on every table and endorsed in cartoons. then the senior doctor told america that smoking kills. we look at what has changed since the stunning revelation. >> it was 1964 when the surnalon
released a report saying smoking caused illness and death. it was not well received by the tobacco companies. in the 1950s tobacco was a profitable enjoyment in the world. hiring officials and celebrities to promote the product. >> the surn general's report on smoking and health led the u.s. congress to require warning labels on products and imposed tighter restrictions. the legislation was part of one of the most successful public health campaigns. smoking rates are down 59%. in 1964, 42% of u.s. adults from smoking. government tobacco control efforts, which included taxes on cigarettes and bans in public places helped to save as many as
8 million lives. >> in the past half century nothing else has come close to this contribution to the health of americans. nothing. >> anti-smoking advocates argued there's more work to be done. the number of americans smoking may have dropped over the decades, but globally that is not the case. this anti-smoking campaigner said in the last century 100 million died from tobacco use. until big tobacco companies are restrained, it is expected to rise to 1 million deaths this century, particularly in low and middle income companies. >> the tobacco industry is air fully unconsciously targetting the population in those countries. everywhere we go we see the marketing in low and middle income countries that has not been allowed in united states, europe and other nations for
decades. >> in the u.s. more than 3,000 children try the first cigarette every day. it's a trend that will only be reversed through stricter anti-smoking legislation and public health campaigns like the ones started in 1964. >> the journal of the american medical association says tobacco control decreased 30% since 1964. >> the obama administration dropped the lead contractor working on the affordable care act website. white house officials say they cut ties with cgi federal. they have been linked to multiple problems surrounding the launch in october. the government plans to replace the 90 minute contract with accenture in the soming days. >> food safety has been a hot topic since the 2008 baby milk
scandal. as rob mcbride explained a manufacturer hopes to change that, one carton at a time. >> the the dairy a couple of hours drive, it's milking time. to the soothing tunes of chinese music which apparently helps the milk yield, the process begins. the 700 hows are fed hay brought in from the grasslands of inner mongolia. the heartland of the dairy industry, hit hard by the 2008 scandal. when six children died and thousands were sick after drinking tainted form u leap. it made the dairy decide to caption its own milk. >> because of the scandal it focused on the safety of milk. that connection with the consumer underpins the business
which organises tours so the customer can see the dairy at work. the process takes two hours, milk that is sent for packaging and be on the shelves at beijing at the end of the day. customers pay a premium for knowing where it comes from, believing it's words it for peace of mind. we prefer the organic milk. it's fresh and we think it's safer and better for the health of our kids. >> we are confident our products are safe. other producers don't dare drink their own profits. >> this dairy found a solution that worked for it. for the rest of china's producers, restoring confidence across the industry is a challenge. >> as the conflict in syria rages on, syrian refugees are forced to eat grass and pick
much information was stolen by hackers, but it is not related to the targeted hack. >> united nations considering sanctions on south sudan if violence is not contained soon. delegates are in ethiopia trying to hammer out a deal appeasing both sides. >> humanitarian secretary-general meeting officials about the crisis. a peace conference is expected to take place in geneva. if aid doesn't arrive soon the area could become a humanitarian disaster. >> the face of a starving child in a refugee camp in syria. this activist video shows acute suffering in amook, home to thousands. children here have been without enough food. some people have taken to eating grass to ward off hunger.
but increasingly the most vulnerable are dying. aid agencies appealed to all parties in the syrian conflict to allowed aid workers in to do the work. >> it is a face of profound civilian suffering. we are reversing supports because of the lack of medical care women are dying in child berth. there are reports of widespread malnutrition, children, women, the elderly reduced to eating anfall feed, spices mixed in unsafe water. >> before the war it was home to 160,000 palestinians. it was set up in 1957. it grew to include schools and health centres. the camp has been under rebel control for more than a year and has been surrounded by government forces. act fists say the camp has been
under medical siege. >> in order to get to the areas you need permission from the government and security assurances from the fighting groups that you can allow or get the aid inside this particular spot without any - with the relative safety to the convoy. >> the u.n. relief agency called urgently for the humanitarian corridor. there has been no electricity or heating and the water supply is unreliable. food is running out. without it more will die. >> there are now fears that the camps will become incubators of islamic extremism. >> the thailand government played down talk of a coup ahead of a shutdown starting monday by demonstrators. violence flared between pro and
anti-government forces, possibly a sign of what is to come. protesters are trying to overthrow yingluck shinawatra in a revolt against a fragile democracy, saving the lives of corrupt government. joining us to discuss the shutdown is amy from reuters. we understand that thailand is specting massive protests on monday, aimed at paralyzing the capital. could it come to military intervention. is it a possibility? >> well, the military and the army chief maintained throughout the crisis, for the last couple of weeks sips the protest started, that they will not intervene, they'll stay neutral. the army chief is adamant he will not be brought into the crisis.
thailand has seen about 18 military coups in its shaky democracy. it's a possibility in thailand the military, as you know, holds a lot of sway, power in this country. ultimately the military has said, you know, as things get really out of hand, if the two sides clash. security forces clash with the protesters, and there's massive blood shed. they could be forced to intervene. of course, if they intervene it may be to disperse the crowd or, you know, you never know, there could be a coup once more. but the army chief has been tight lined on the matter. >> you mentioned intervention. at the heart of all this the people are demanding change, is there a chance that yingluck shinawatra's government will resign? >> you know, she said very
clearly that under no circumstances will she resign, and the feeling that i get is if she wanted to do so, if she felt forced to do so she might have done so in the conflict. at the moment the odds are 50/50 for the protesters and the government side. she'll cling to power for as long as she can. she's adamant she'll go ahead or the country should go ahead with elections plaped for february 2nd. anything could happen between now and then. right now the chances of resignation are low. >> reporter for reuters in thailand. thank you for joining us. >> two people died in the fighting which erupted between security forces dispersing a demonstration by islamists after friday prayers. a street veptor was shot in the
head. supporters of the islamic movement and the muslim brotherhood clashed with police. a crackdown on the brotherhood in which more than 1,000 were killed and detained limited the muslim brotherhood's ability to mobilise. now to a special series here on al jazeera, it's been close to three years since a massive earthquake and tsunami hit japan. we have part of our story. >> this is a life-long rancher. his cattle are his life. he was buying supplies at a hardware store when the earthquake hit. >> translation: there was a huge shaking. i rushed out into the parking lot of the store. there heard reports of a 3 metre tsunami.
i was worried about the cattle so i rushed back here. >> that's where he heard about the trouble at the nuclear power plant, miles from his home. he lived close enough to fukushima to see it through binoculars. >> on the 15th march there was explosions at two of the reactors. i thought i was done for. >> the multiple explosions blanketed the farm and wide areas with seesium and other radioactive particles. after other farms were abandoned, he couldn't bring himself to leave. most heeded the government's evacuation order, leaving ghost towns in their wake. we ventured into towns inside and around the exclusion zone which remain empty today, eerily silent in frozen in time at the
moment residents fled the quaking earth and incoming sea. many expected to return once the dust settled and the waters re-seeded. instead, lopping-time residents stayed away, afraid of what many called the invisible enemy that haunts hundreds of square miles around fukushima daiichi. >> the mayor is trying to convince refugees to come home. >> translation: no good comes from agonising over the past. so i just focused on how to move the city forward into the future. we have let evacuees know that we are doing decontam nation and are working to reduce worries and anxietyies. >> to reduce the radiation all the topsoil must be scraped away
and replaced. contaminated shrubs pruned, trees cut and removed. the contaminated soil is dumped at hundreds of sites like this. to give you a sense of the scale of the operation, the bags were taken from only 400 homes. but the city has plans to decontaminate 20,000 in all. >> this person was living in fukushima city with her husband and two young children when the government ordered everyone inside after the explosions at fukushima daiichi. when her husband ignored her fears and refused to leave. she filed for divorce. it's a kind of marital discord so common these days. the japanese have a name for it. nuclear divorce. >> translation: i felt if i stayed with him i wouldn't be able to keep my children from harm.
that's how i got here. >> here is a city far from fukushima, far from the worries of radiation. >> was it worth splitting the family? >> translation: i don't know if it was the right choice. i don't know. but the best thing about being here is seeing my children outside playing. to not worry and see them like that makes me very happy. >> part two of our series on the disaster at the fukushima plant will look at the workers there on the front lines. that's in our 7 o'clock hour. >> a travel warning for americans attending the winter olympics in sochi russia. the state department says u.s. citizens should stay on alert because of terrorist threats, crime and uncertain medical care. washington says it's not aware of specific threats, but the olympics are an attractive that is correct for terrorists. preparation for the soccer world
cup in brazil means eviction for some residents. many complain they are being forcibly removed from their homes and the government is not adequately compensating it. the government is making room to a transit hub. mark morgan is here in sport to tell us about the n.b.a. >> they are trying something new. i'm old school, i'm not sure if i'm on board. well see how it transpires. >> in a marketing put, nick-name jerseys were upveiled so the nets and heat rocking nicknames instead of the last names. it's intended to give us insight and bring us close to the players. there's lebron james with king james. he gets the buckets and the foul. shaun livingstone has been
terrific. jj hitting the volley. fourth quarter. four second left, paul pearce for the win, no, overtime. lebron james is there. game tide, and we go to 00 t. 51 minutes. action. garnett to paul pearce - or the truth last night. nets win 104 to 95. so the heat falls. the pacers rolling in the eastern conference against the wizards. lance stevenson with two of the 11. indiana led by eight, blowing it open. the pacers held the wizards to 32% shooting, outrebounding washington. the final 9366, fewest points scored by an nb 18.
clippers and blake griffin dominant. a nice slam. words a look. there's a fast break to griffin. slamming over chris kay men. everywhere is covering their eyes. clips running through the game. griffin to de-andre. i am sure the clippers had plays that weren't dunks. we didn't see many of them. jordan finishing with and - want another. drives to jordan. you get the picture. clips shooting 49 as a team. koby bummed out. here is the time. the n.f.l. play-offs crank up with two stellar match-ups. the seahawks host the saints. first road play off a win. now it's on to the thundering atmosphere. the coach tweeted his team's
placement. >> john peyton is a master motivator, he changes the colour of the gatorade, the meals, the swaet suits. they go on the road and win the 1 play-off road in franchise history. what do they see on the practice field. they are trying to recreate that environment. they know what to expect. the last time they were there they lost 34 to seven. they had 188 total yards. that's the fewest that they have got. >> tonight in fox burrow indianapolis is hoping to ride the momentum of the win over the chiefs. this rivalry continues, but with new faces. >> we are used to seeing the two teams meet in the play offs, we have seen it three times now. the colts really feel like that
stops him. if they did, the one time they won, they had to have a comeback. the cast changed dramatically. it's andrew luck. not peyton manning. the two constands are brady and bella check. they are motivated to win, not having won a super bowl in nine years. brady is 36 years old. they are rubbing out of time to get this thing done. they are ready for the colts, and they'll be ready for the patriots. >> here is the schedule for today. saint and seahawks kick things off. seven and one at home. under the lights the patriots host the colts 8 and 0 at home. i'm mark morgan, and that is a look at the sport. >> martial arts is not something usually associated with people in wheelchairs. a program in new york is teaching people karate despite
disabilities. >> let's bow in >> kerry has been teaching karate for 25 years. two years ago he led a class unlike he or anyone he knows taught. >> the people here do not depend on the use of the legs because they are in wheelchairs. >> the they cerebral palsy. they have limited body movement. 27-year-old angel has been in a wheelchair since an infant. he focuses on moving the arms. >> the students learn the same moves as other students of martial arts. they stay seated and gain upper body strengthed. it's less about self-defence and
managing stress. it's providing a boost to the confidence. >> i'm not a fighter. when is comes to angie, if she's in trouble i'll fight to the death. >> karate is making students like angel stronger. >> before it was whoosh and you hear is bang. right. >> yes. >> back home in the bronx angel lives with his parents in public housing. his mum helps him with the basic activities. she noticed karate made him flexible. >> what are your hopes for angel for his future. >> i hope these independent. he better get married. >> most people will never be completely independent, and there's no cure. kerry says karate is giving the students a sense of inner strength. >> if you turn inward and think
>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford. we'll tell you about the shark that is helping reachers debunk myths about great whites. first a look at where the snow and the rain may fall across the country with meteorologist eboni deon. >> it will be a wet day up and down the east coastline. make sure you have the umbrella. i'm watching a frontal boundary from the great lakes to the deep south. that's where we have a line of rain heavy at times and thunderstorm activity as we get a closer look. it's across the north central areas of cleveland county where
we had a warning expire. heavy rain pushing east wood. expect a stormy day and some of the rain is falling in the north-east. >> parts of south-west england are under water after widespread flooding. rescue officials started to deliver relief supplies to towns that are cut off. dozens of flood warnings remain in effect with forecasters warning of bad weather and flooding to come. >> speaking of water, the pacific ocean could rise bias much as two feet by the year 2050, according to a study by the university of southern california. city officials say they want to plan to protect waste water systems and their beaches as part of a danger. it is losing its tourist. southern california gets 41 million tourists a year. the film "jaws" captures the
fascination with the great white shark. it's more than fictional. florida has the most for exampleal injuries. as explained, researchers are trying to find out what draws them to the sunshine state. >> meet katherine, a great white shark of one of the ocean's feared and misunderstood predators. researchers at the shark biology program say recorded dada is limited. that is changing because of katherine and other sharks like her. there is a lot of general fascination, and the general public is looking at it like a beautiful, imaginistic species. in many cases theed tide has shifted. it's a large species that it plays into the primal fears. >> primal fears stoked for years by entertainment like jaws.
>> the research organization osearch gathers data about great white sharks. a team caught katherine off the coast of cape massachusetts, tagging her with a defies. every time katherine surface, the tag sent a system. what is known as shark tracker they've been known to go online and follow. >> it caused explosion and intrigue for the white shark. >> since august katherine traversed the sea board coming as far south as daytona and roamed near cape can aver owl. the use of data is giving information on katherine's whereabouts and travel patterns, and hope the compilation will let them know how many great whites are in the area, how long they'll stay in the region, and if the presence is related to
the breeding patterns. marine biology students is studying great white reproduction and breeding. researchers say the population is believed to be small and preproduce slowly. anderson was part of the team that tagged katherine and she performed an ultrasound on the shark. >> she was a wild one. >> anderson said her findings could be crucial, ensuring the survival. they want to track the migration patterns. if we see that their numbers, if we find out that their population was declining, we can know the areas and protect them. >> researchers hope that after technology improved we can show that a feared predator is more intelligent than thought. >> and at the end of the first
hour here, here is what we are following. fema sending clean water after a toxic spill left thousands without water. hackers have stolen credit card details of newman marcus customers. >> an american diplomat sent packing as an indian diplomat accused of visa fraud returns to new delhi. >> rain up and down the west coast as i track the weather. details ahead. >> i'm morgan radford and i'm back in 2.5 minutes when al jazeera continues.
>> hundreds of thousands of people in west virginia are waking up for a second day without water after a toxic chemical spill. fema rolls in with more than a dozen trucks to help out. >> a paper trail, hundreds of documents released in the bridge scandal involving chris christie's office, and they point to a cover up. >> meanwhile thousands of people in the central african republic celebrate the resignation of their leaders. emergency airlift evacuations are planned for thousands of others. >> an out of control inferno destroys a tibetan town in south-west china has
firefighters battle the blaze for more than 10 hours. >> good morning to you and welcome to al jazeera america. live from new york city. i'm morgan radford. fema is sending more than a million litres of clean water to west virginia if the wake of a chemical spill that contaminated the water supply. a dozen water distribution center will open in about an hour to hep hundreds of thousands in charleston who can't drink or bathe. a federal disaster declaration has been issued. an investigation has begun into what happened, why, and who may be responsible. until then the water supply there is off limits. al jazeera america's jonathan martin is at a local water distribution center in charms tonne. >> are people there getting the help they need is this. >> they are starting to.
the fema trucks are coming in, one is behind me, full of water. 75 of those trucks coming in overnight and last night. as you can see in the tent, there's a tanker truck full of water where large cannisters have been filled up to take home. this is a crisis, and a lot of people don't now how long the water situation will last. the priority is to get water to the hospitals and nursing homes. when schools were open some schools were open, that was a priority. taking you back to how this happened. it came to light on thursday when thefreedom industries report to authorities that a container was leaking a chemical into the elk river, and it was an immediate concern because it got right into the water line because it was a mile or so upstream. right after this happened, authorities tested the water and realised it was the chemical
mchm in the water and people noticed that it smelt like lik rish, sweet candy. authorities believe they have started to fix the problem, but it is a concern. a lot of people have been told not to bathe. they are not taking chances. >> what are some of the steps they are taking to clean up the water supply. what are they doing? >> well, there are a number of things that they are doing. it's kind of windy. one of things that they are doing is that they are flushing the system out. they are doing different smell tests and adding different chemicals to the water to oxidise it. we are told by the water department it could take hours or days, maybe a week, to get the situation under chroontrol. it's a wait and see game. >> we understand that an investigation has been launched
to figure out what happened. could this be the first step in determining accountability so things like this don't happen in the future. >> exactly. there's a federal investigation. they want to talk to the company, freedom industries to find out what happened, how the leak happened. they want to know when it happened and when people were notified. that's a concern, the time delayed, the time that it happened, the time that lapsed from when people were notified. >> thank you so much. >> nearly 2,000 documents relating to this week's chris christie controversy were released on friday. david shuster tells us about the new information. >> so far the documents do not appear to underline chris christie's position. he says he was not involved in the bridge scandal and didn't know about the staff's actions until this week. emails released by the new
jersey assembly panel probing, raised questions about the lengths staff would have gone to keep chris christie in the dark. >> patrick foya warned a dozen agency officials that the decision to shut the access lanes were illegal: one of emails went to david sampson, the chairman of the port authority. according to other documents, sampson met with chris christie a week before bridget anne kelly, the chief of staff, of course aed the agency to carry out the lane closures. chris christie expressed confidence that sampson was not
involved. >> i'm convinced he had no knowledge, and it was executed at the operational level and never brought to the attention of the board of commissioners. >> in another email david wildstein at the time appointed by chris christie wrote: >> several emails show an effort to keep the controversy under wraps. another port authority official appointed by christry wrote: : >> taken together the documents released on friday paint a picture of bridge and agency officials besieged by anger. complaints about the lane closures and the traffic jams where 4 access lanes were reduce to one. >> the latest batch of documents, planning to issue
subpoenas to force chris christie's staff members to testify under oath. the emails raise questions for the aides and appointees at the government authority, all of whom are staying silent for now. >> the latest real-clear politics poll has chris christie as a republican front runner in the 2016 republican primary. it's unclear how the latest allegations may affect his decision to run. >> a chance to escape the violence in the central african republic. thousands of foreigners will be air lifted out today. 800 citizens of chad will be september to safer areas. the president and the prime minister of the central african republic resigned and as al jazeera reports, thousands in the country are celebrating. >> we are with the clouds
celebrating with the news that president michel djotobia has stepped down. they say he was a thief. we have been hearing a lot of gun fire. it's not certain whether it's celebratory or whether there's something serious going on. these people are cost there'll by a better future dive dive it's far from obvious that there's any individual that can reunite the country. >> fighting between militia groups has killed thousands. a transitional council has 15 days to find a new president. >> the failure of a peace deal in south sudan could mean targeted sanctions. u.s. administration officials tells the reuters agencies that
the white house might target individuals. the humanitarian crisis may worsen. close to 10,000 people have been killed in less than a month of fighting. u.s. general expressed concern about the conflict and others taking place around the world. >> these are avoidable tragedies in which millions of civilians are paying an unconscionable price. i am alarmed by the spread of sectarian animosity and the dangerous regional and spill over effects. years of development are at stake, generations of young people is at risk. >> al jazeera's mohammed adow has more. >> a decision by the mediators at the talks to concentrate and confine to getting a ceasefire agreement from both sides is causing problems here.
negotiators for the rebels, the former vice president say they are not going to sign an agreement that does not include an acceptance by the government to release political prisoners, a dozen of them. these are former cabinet ministers and senior officials. those that have been accused by the government of implementing a coup on the 15th of december. however, they have referred now, the mediators, to the former vice president riek machar, and meed yators, on the way to south sudan to hold talks with riek machar, and try and get him to accept his negotiators here to sign the agreement. now, recent events on the ground, including the retaking of bangui, the capital of unity state by the government is causing some concern here among the rebels. not only are they seeing
themselves on the backfoot, but feel they have not been given incentives here to sign agreements. they say the key thing here would be to get the government to accept to release the prisoners in juba before they can sign the ceasefire agreement. >> that's al jazeera's mohammed adow. thank you so much. >> police in thailand say five were in jurd, one seriously in an aind government rally. gunmen opened fire, but the suspect have not been identified. eight have died in clashes between protesters and police. demonstrators have been rallying to try to oust the government to prime minister. >> a fire has destroyed a popular tourist attraction in china, taking 2,000 firefighters more than two hours no battle the blaze. there are no reports of injuries, and investigators are
trying to determine what caused the ipp ferno. the up to dates back more than 1,000 years. nine people are dead as a result of the flu. officials say the deaths are a result of a spike in h1-n-1 cases many were healthy. health officials plan to offer free vaccinations at various locations. the center for disease growl is showing cases across the country, texas and the southern midwest. >> warmer temperatures across the east coast, but soggy whether on the way. let's bring in meteorologist eboni deon with the latest. >> we can't have one without the other. we are paying the price of the warm up, coming in the form of wet weather as a result of a frontal boundary. it's pushing east and we'll see it moving. the yellow shading indicates the
mild air lifting from south to north as we go through the day. we are going to see rain up and down the coastline and unfortunately with the rain even the threat of strong to even storms from goshingia through the carolinas already tracking the severe storms into parts of alabama and georgia. they have now pushed into g georgia. they have a history of producing quarter-sized hail. it's moving quickly. it won't be too long before parts of georgia see the wet and stormy weather. this will be an unsettled area. there'll be a series of disturbances rolling through. there'll be rain and battering rain as the winds pick up. then we get into the higher elevations and winter storm
warning in place. we can see a foot of snow and an additional foot tonight. travel in the north-west will be hectic. give yourself plenty of time and wait if possible until the storm moves out. back to you. >> two people are dead after violence erupted between security forces and demonstrators in egypt on friday. in cairo hundreds of muslim brotherhood supporters clashed with police in the streets, calling for a boycott of the referendum on a draft constitution. >> egyptians living abroad are voting on a constitutional referendum. they have until sunday to do so. it comes at a critical time and egyptians have different ideas on what the country needs. >> mohammed and khalid have been
friend for decades and meet at this restaurant to catch up. both egyptians living in new york and have different feelings about the future of their country. >> mohamed morsi is gone, never again. gone forever. to have egypt the way it used to be would be better. he had to go. >> no, i disagree about that. mohamed morsi is not going to go. he has to come back again. we did not give the guy a chance. >> khalid supports mohamed morsi, the president ousted by the army after a year in office. many of his supporters are boycotting the referendum. we are not sitting until we get it back. even if he came back for a day and new election, but he has to come back. that's our vote. it's time for one like me. i'm 55 years old and never vote in any elections. >> mo hammy supports the chief
abdul fatah al-sisi who ousted mohamed morsi. the new constitution is backed by the military, who says the referendum is the first step towards election. >> many took hours to cast their vote. many more, in record numbers, are expected. >> i expect more and more coming. the number of people increased by 30%. >> i take a day off from work, i came from new jersey to new york to vote for the new referendum for the egyptian constitution, because it's good for all the egyptian people. >> the interim government declared the muslim brotherhood a terrorist group. 1,000 brotherhood supporters have been killed in a month-long crackdown. here many voters say they support the military. >> we come for support to the
constitution. we support them. >> i have been here 33 years. first time i feel egyptian, because of abdul fatah al-sisi. >> 700,000 ex-pats are registered to vote. this is the second constitutional referendum in two years. whether it will lead the country out of turmoil is up to debate. >> egyptians living abroad used to vote by mail, but now it has to be done at an embassy or consulate. >> giving back. how young millionaires are changing the face of charity. smoking in the u.s. is down, globally they are up. we tell you what some country are doing to take matters into their own hands.
temperatures with meteorologist eboni deon. >> we are going to continue to see temperatures rising. this morning we are feeling warmer than yesterday. the main focus is across the eastern u.s. in advance much a cold front that will move to the east coast. temperatures from 13 to 30 warmer than 24 hours ago. we were feeling the mild air in place across chicago, warmer than we see for an average high. it's 51 in cincinnati. temperatures in the 30s and 40s. 45 in philadelphia. later today we'll see the temperatures rising into the low 60s around d.c. with the mild air and moisture, we are dealing with fog. that has visibility down to less than two miles. >> thank you so much. turning to the economy a bleak december jobs report. 74,000 positions were added to
payrolls, below expectations. the unemployment rate fell to 6.7% and in his weekly address president obama called on congress to extend unemployment benefits. >> this will be a year much action. i'll try to create new jobs for american families. with congress, or on my own, and with everyone willing to play their part. that action should begin by extending unemployment for americans laid off through no fault of their own. >> san francisco's start-up boom produced young million airs, many who want to give back. and why some say cutting a check is not good enough. >> the sil fony, a pillar of a city's cultural life. like many, san francisco's is running a deficit.
classical music has to keep up with the times. >> we are spending money on marketing. we are working hard to build the loyalty between the awed yets and the symphony. for decades the music will be one of the laces to see the largest of million airs. newly minted tech engineers are looking to invent philanthropy. >> take jason, a start-up millionaire and investor. heats providing his social entrepreneurial skills to an organization. the goal here is to change the world. >> working at causes is, i think, the best way i can think of to give back. >> the catch is for profit. redefining charity and reflecting confidence that
technology improves lives. >> they are treating it like a business. they are specific with the giving, and they want specific results. >> some have called it capitalism. many coming into wealth at an earlier anal, in the 20st and 30s. they believe their business ought to apply to giving. >> a nonprofit venture reached 20 million students, powered by wealthy engineers to promote education. >> many people are successful. they don't need to work but are doing it out of passion for the cause. >> daniel leary comes from a family of philanthropists, one that gave to organizations like the symphony. it works on results. >> we have no endo youment.
every dollar raised goes out the door within 12 months. >> depending on philanthropy may be a struggle for non profits like the san francisco symphony and fans may wound how anyone can put a number on beethoven. >> marijuana sales in colorado topped more than 5 million since the beginning of this year. some business openers say they have sold out. colorado is the first state to legalize recreational use of the drug. the federal law bans the use of cannabis for anything other than medicinal purposes. speaking of smoking, 50 years ago today, smoking kills. the smoking rates have dropped. d despite the warnings, smoking is on the rise in other parts of the world. zon easterns are smoking in record numbers.
>> it doesn't cost much, you can do it anywhere and it's considered cool. smoking is a national habit in indonesia. a third of the adult population smokes. 20% of the teenagers between 13 and 15 smokes. are >> it is easy and cheap to buy cigarettes, for this you pay $2 compared to $9 in singapore and australia. you can buy one cigarette at a time for less than $0.10. these are what most indonesians smoke. i'm asking the seller wh he thinks about smoking.
>> he says according to him it's not a bad thing. he's had a good taste and that's why it's important to smoke. indonesia is one of the last countries to rectify the framework convention, a convention putting lim taghtss on smoking. many smoke in public places before the age of 10. it's the powerful lobby of the tab jacko countries to limit smoking for many years, claiming it gives jobs to 6 million. if the country ratifies the convention it's feared it will be lost. health authorities point out that treating around 300,000 for smoking related diseases is costing dearly. >> in the past 50 years smoking
>> welcome back. you are watching al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford. here are the top stories. fema sending clean water to west virginia in the wake of a toxic chemical spill. hundreds of thousands can't drink or bathe. >> the united states is reportedly considering sanctions on south sudan if the violence is not contained soon. thousands are packing into the camps if the risk of disease escalates. delegates are the ethiopia
trying to hammer out a deal to apiece both sides. >> in central african republic, the president steps down. thousands are airlifted to safety. >> an indian diplomat is back in her home country after the u.s. ordered her to leave on visa fraud charms. an american counterpart has been september packing. india's foreign minister says it is not a standoff. >> these are very principles on which international relations are built. both sides understand it. >> she's indicted for laying about how much she paid domestic health in new york. they hope the tit for tat will hep both sides focus on improving relationships. thes white house are is facing
problems keeping troops in afghanistan. hamid karzai is refusing to sign an agreement to keep troops in the country unless america releases dozens of prisoners accused of killing u.s. troops. a new book by former defense secretary robert gates sheds light on president obama's stewardship on the war in afghanistan. >> michael cowan joins us, a fellow at the century foundation. why is hamid karzai resisting signing this agreement? what is he leveraging here? >> hamid karzai, it's never easy to tell the motivation. at first he wanted the leverage to prevent the u.s. having influence. now i'm coming to the conclusion that he doesn't want to sign the agreement or do. he doesn't want to be a person putting his name on a peace of paper. that is what is driving this. the u.s. hopes he'll come
around. >> you don't think he's going to. >> i don't think so. >> the clock is ticking. what happens if hamid karzai doesn't sign this. the u.s. says, "this is our deadline." at this point the argument seems to be that he will not sign before the election in april. it's a question of whether the u.s. wants to wait until april or wants to say okay, put up or shut up. i'm suspecting that the u.s. does not want to leave. >> let's talk about robert gates book. >> it seems like gates was settli settling scores. he says "it is difficult to imagine two more different men
than george w. bush and president obama. clearly i have fewer problems with bush, but with president obama i had president willing to change force" was gates fair. >> he was surprised that politicians think about politics. there's a lot of petty score settling. it's strange to me. gates was known as being above politics, known as being above the bureaucratic back and forth. >> what about the timing. it's curious. >> not just curious, but poor timing. you read in the paper that hamid karzai hears the stories about barack obama not being happy with hamid karzai, but not liking hamid karzai, and it affects the decision making. the timing is terrible. i'm surprised that gates did this.
>> bad form. >> bad form. he could have waited until after barack obama left office. >> michael cowan, thank you for joining us this morning. >> iraqi drews can trace the heritage back 2,000 years. thousands of artefacts, records and photos of the jewish community were found by american troops after the invasion of iraq and brought back to the u.s. a plan to return them to baghdad is proving controversial. rosalind jordan explains. >> in may 2003 u.s. troops searched baghdad for weapons of mass destruction. they didn't find any. in a blooded basement of the former fly headquarters soldiers found thousands of materials connected to iraq's thriving jewish community, religious artefacts, business, government records, photos, records and other personal effects. later that year the coalition provisional authority and the
interim iraqi government agreed to restore the material. >> this belonged to my grandfather, and this - we use it on certain holidays. it's handwritten, and the pieces are skin of a deer. >> the descendant of a chief rabi was born and raised. he was shocked the government spied on him and others. jewish children suffered harassment. that drove his family to pay smugglers to get them out in 1970. >> you may not make it and be killed on the road or kidnapped. we didn't have a future in the country. we had to make a decision. we took the risk of not arriving
at all. >> much of the restoration work has been completed and 24 of the artefacts were displayed at the archives. the material will be returned to baghdad, something the u.s. agreed to do back in 2003. the archives was helped with the restoration. >> the material, the iraqi-jewish archives were confiscated from the iraqi-jewish community. it's belonging to our community and should be returned to our community in the united states. >> the cultural heritage of the community 2500 years old will live online for the world to see. it's not the same as a community possessing and caring for the proof of their existence across
centuries. >> more than 40 american jewish groupsar calling on the government to assure that the iraqi jewish archives in washington d.c. will be protected and accessible to iraqi jewish communities. >> breaking news that form ir israeli prime minister ariel sharon has died. we have our reporter, nick schifrin on the phone. can you tell us the latest? >> nothing is confirmed from the hospital or family. israeli army radio is reporting that ariel sharon died, almost exactly eight years after a massive stroke. he's been in the hospital and been in a comma since then. his family says that he has responded to a few stimuali over the years, but mostly he has not been como toed at all for the last eight years. and to a certain extent this was
expected given his health and given that he has been out of the lim light for so long. a lot of israelis and palestinians, everyone who was affected by him for decades will still react with shock and have a lot to say. this is the man who shaped the fate of israel. through military campaigns, and through politics. and so the country, itself, will have a day and a half of mourning, he'll lie in state tomorrow and be buried on his farm in southern israel tomorrow evening. his family was buy his side as he died. >> this is al jazeera's nick schifrin on the phone. nick, we want to go to a report where you look back at his legacy. >> it was a moment that defined his life's work. in 2000 in jerusalem sharon walked cruise one of judiaism
and islam's holiest states. it was a provocation triggering outrage and the second palestine uprising. it propelled him to be prime minister and proved the brash, bright-eyed bull-headed ariel sharon did what he wanted, took land he desired and no one stopped him. as much as anyone in the last 50 years ariel sharon helped to define the state and men israelis loved him for it. >> he has an audacious and successful soldier. his campaign withdrew the state's borders. in 1967 he wanted a sensational battle. 1973, as a battlefield general his leadership prevented defeat in the war. in 1982 as defence minister he led the invasion of lebanon. this time his military victory
backfired. he ordered forces to stand bias lebanese fighters slaughtered hundreds, if not thousands of refugees. it should have been the end of his career. ariel sharon survived and thrived as a politician. he helped to create the political party that leadsize ray, and master minded the modern movement. a legal and controversial movement. he saw settlements as bulwark against neighbours he didn't trust. >> all the communities, gaza distribute, the gollon heights, they are not an obstacle to peace, they are an obstacle to war. >> for ariel sharon there was no great are obstacle than long-time nehm cyst arafat.
he forced him into exile. when arafat was president. ariel sharon laid seem to his compound. he was a priper and left without seeing the palestine state that ariel sharon fought hard against. >> one must understand we speak about a murderer. he's a murderer. and a liar. >> ariel sharon promised israel security and took the long-term view. in 2001, during a wave of suicide bomb attacks he chose separation. he ordered the destruction of a massive wall. he took land palestinians called their own and redefined israel's borders. >> i understand that, of course, the first thing, the most important one is to bring security to the citizens offize ray. >> when he decided that security
meant removing settlers from the gaza strip. the father of the movement withstood heavy resistance. ariel sharon did what he wanted with land israel seized. he was on his way to being re-elected prime minister. in 2006 he suffered a massive stroke and was brought by ambulance to the hospital and never woke up. >> always polarizing, sharpe was seen by many as a sign ofst rail ni strength. others saw the symbol of israeli cruelty. as one writer put it, his story became israel's story. today's israel is ariel sharon's israel. >> in your report you described him as polarizing. i want to go back and walk through the controversial aspects of his career. can you elaborate on that for us? >> from day one he polarized things. let's go back to the 1950s. israel is born in 1948. the war of independence as
israelis called it. that was the beginning of his military campaign. in the "50s he was conscripted as a leading commando of israel, and the prime minister at the time created a military campaign that tried to show the neighbours that israel meant business, and he turned to ariel sharon, who as ashing schneiderman, to lead the commanders, the israeli raids to jordan and syria, and that would respond to arab violence with violence in response. that continued. in 1967 he was an incredibly brash and very successful and brilliant military pracitioner that continued in the '70s, and the turning point seen by the arab world as polarizing was
1982, the ipp vasion of lebanon. he led israelis and designed the campaign into southern lebanon, and the campaign not only tried to redraw the political pack, but ended up allowing lebanese militias, that the israelis were allied with to massacre hundreds of thousands of refugees. that was the point where a lot of palestinians saw ariel sharon as an enemy and someone who was ruthless as suggested. israelis saw him as a pillar of strength, as the example of what the military was capable of. a brash and successful pillar of strength. you described ara sfat as his nemesis, can you explain about the relationship. ariel sharon said he wished he killed arafat. that was the - the context was
arafat was living in lebanon. israel, from time to time, had authorised that nation. ariel sharon looked back on that moment and wished that israel had killed arafat. it didn't. there was no authorisation to kill arafat. but ariel sharon says he wished he had. that will give you a sense of what he thought of the man, someone whom he believed was a pathia logical liar, the enemy for peace and ariel sharon called arafat a terrorist. arafat and ariel sharon came to be the examples, the symbols, the leaders of their respective states. of course, from the palestine point of view, israel does have fascinations and believes and the world argues that that is not legal, and so for those that
defended arafat and opposed ariel sharon, they called him the bulldozer, this man who is simply not considering peace, would not consider the steps to peace and they are believed in a lynn state. that is true. >> nick, coming back to today, what is the protocol moving forward. can we expect a press conference later today in. >> yes, we'll get a press conference in the next 15 minutes or so. what you'll see tomorrow, it's the weekend for israel, and tonight. what you'll see tomorrow is a real outpouring of support across israel. in jerusalem, in the capital, and the knesset and the parliament he will be laying in state. then there'll be a procession
down to southern israel which takes a good hour, hour and a half to get to. you'll seatons ofs thousands laying this man to rest. for many israelis, he was the symbol of what their military can do. and also in more recent years seen as a politician making steps if not towards peace, steps that needed to be taken there were unpopular. there'll be a lot of support and outpouring of sympathy. you'll hear a lot of people talking from all sides and spectrums showing how polarizing this man is, and how integral this man is. >> you said he was a symbol of what the israeli military can
do, and also of peace. what was sharon's relationship like with various u.s. presidents. the most famous was with george w bush. in 1998, before bush was president ariel sharon invited bush to israel for a helicopter tour. and there was a famous dialogue that the two of in which ariel sharon is up in a helicopter along the border between wayning and israel. -- west bank and israel. shorn discussed the border and said mr governor. he was the governor of texas. >> there are points of israel 20 miles wide. bush said to remark famously, "gees, sir, i have parts of texas - i have driveways in
texas that are longer than that." and so that relationship meant a lot to ariel sharon when he became prime minister. he took controversial steps as bush was president. and bush, more than any president than in the previous 30 years gave him support on almost everything he did. that relationship meant a lot to ariel sharon not only as he built the separation barrier, but pulled jewish settlers out of gaza. >> nick schifrin live from jerusalem with breaking news. former prime ministerle ariel sharon has died. we'll come back to you nick after the break.
conference outside a hospital in tel aviv for official word. meanwhile our reporter is in jerusalem. can you explain what is happening on the ground? >> well, it is the jewish sabbath now, so it's a weekend for israelis, and generally until the sun goes down you will not see a reaction. in fact, we have asked the government, the prime minister, netamo and his office for a response, and they said they will not respond yet. until that press conference begins, and we here from ariel sharon's doctors and family, all we know is that state radio, israeli radio is reporting that ariel sharon is dead. we expect the press conference in 10 minutes and we'll hear sox responses. and tomorrow that's when the
state furniture will be held. that's unusual. most former prime ministers who had the careers military and critical will by buried on the edge of jerusalem. surrounded by famous men and women that lived in israel. his family insisted no, he wanted to be buried next to his wife in his farm in southern israel. we'll see that tomorrow. >> i want to go back to something you said earlier. you described what kind of leader he was. can you tell me about the characteristics that defined his leadership. >> as a military commander, whether as an upstart colonel or captain in the military or as defence minister, prime minister. ariel sharon did what he wanted, and especially with land that israel had seized. he was aggressive in terms of
demanding action and the kinds of movement that he wanted. and so there are many famous stories in the '80s, when the prime minister would not give the go ahead, but he'd do it militarily. he was unsanctioned according to documents released. there were many campaigns in the "50s and '60s that he did without authorisation. when he was prime minister he made a unilateral unpopular move, moving settlers outside of gaza. he literally - there's famous photos of police dragging the settlers outside of gaza. what he decided was that he needed to make a decision for what his find was peace.
he didn't care what others thought. >> he said is a few years ago, "i can talk and look in the eyes of the citizens of israel and convince them to make hard changes." >> in moment we'll go to meteorologist eboni deon with an update on the weather. >> a cold front will push to the east and we see strong to severe storms erupting, not just in alabama, but georgia, where there's a tornado warn for dickens until 8:30. the storms are racing across the area. this is the area to the north and west of atlanta. this is doppler radar indicated. no official reports from
spotters. if you are in the area, take shelter. north of i 20. along i 20, heavy rainfall, winds gusting over 35 miles per hour in this area, with the heavy rain fall. not a good time to head out. the storms will shift eastwards. we have clearing behind it. through the afternoon we'll watch for active weather conditions. in the north-east it's cool enough for rain confined to northern areas of new england. areas mild, temperatures in the 40s and 50s, supporting the rain. was we go into d.c., we are dealing with the rain and fog. it will be tough to see. as late as 10 o'clock visibility has been less than two miles. be extra careful getting out. make sure you have the window cracked. you want to hear the sound
around you. >> to the north-west watching a storm system. look at the moisture, it's cloudy, wet. flooding will be an issue. high elevations watching out for snow. they have risen, but will fall to 3,000 feet, as low as 2,000 feet. we could end up with 2 feet of snow tint. >> i'm morgan radford, back with you in 2.5 minutes. stay tuned we have a great program. breaking news that former israeli prime minister ariel sharon has died and we'll keep you updated on the toxic chemical spill in west virginia. stay tuned.
>> it's the end of an era for the lion of a nation, ariel sharon has died. we'll show you a package to keep you posted in a few minutes. hundreds of thousands of west virginia still without water. despite a drop in chemical levels, there's no end in site. >> the hack attack in the holidays comes as words of another company's data compromised. >> tit for tat diplomacy, an american diplomat returned to
america as the indian diplomat make her way back home. >> good morning to you and welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford live from new york city. the former prime minister of israel ariel sharon is dead. israeli state media is reporting the former media breathed his last breath at the hospital. he was 85 years old and nick schifrin has more. >> it was a moment that defined his life's work. in 2000 in jerusalem ariel sharon walked across one of judianisms sacred sites. it was a provocation trigger oug outrage in the uprising. it prop peled him to be prime minister and proved the brash, bright-eyed sharpe did what he
wanted, took land he desired and no one stopped him. as much as anyone, ariel sharon helped to define the israeli state and many israelis loved him for it. >> first he was an audacious and successful soldier, his campaign redrew the state's borders. >> in 1967 he won a sensational battle. israel doubled in size. >> 1973 as the battlefield general his leadership prevented defeat in the war. in 1982 as defence minister he led the invasion of lebanon. this time his military victory backfired. he ordered forces to stand bias allied lebanese fighters slaughter hundreds, if not thousands. it should have been the end of his career. the israeli commission of inquiry found him indirectly
responsible. ariel sharon survived and thrived as a politician. >> he helped to create the party that leads israel and master minded the settlement movement. he saw settlements in the west bank as bulwarks against neighbours he never trusted. >> all the communities beater. gaza district. the gollan heights. they are not obstacles of peace. they are obstacle of war. >> for ariel sharon, there was no greater obstacle than nemesis arafat. he targeted the palestine leader. he forced arafat into exile. when arafat was president. ariel sharon laid siege to his compound. arafat was prisoner in his home and left without seeing the palestine sfat that ariel sharon fought hard against.
>> one must understand we speak about a murderer. he's a murderer. >> he's a pathia logical liar. >> ariel sharon promised israel security and took a long-term view. in 2001 during a wave of the bomb attacks ariel sharon chose separation. he ordered the construction of a wall. he ghettoized some of the wank -- of the waest bank and redefined peace. >> the important thing it to bring security for the citizens of israel. >> when he decided that meant removing settlers from the gaza strip. the father of the movement gave resistance. once against ariel sharon did what he wanted. he was on his way to be elected
prime minister. in 2006 he suffered a stroke and was brought by ambulance to the hospital and never woke up. always polarizing ariel sharon was seen by many as a sign of strength. others saw a symbol of cruelty. his story became israel's story. today israel is ariel sharon's israel. >> al jazeera's nick schifrin is in israel. what is happening at the hospital where shorn passed away right now? >> -- ariel sharon passed away right now. >> right now the hospital is announcing his death. it was almost eight years ago that ariel sharon checked into the hospital. he was about to be elected prime minister and he had a second stroke. he had a first stroke a few weeks before and has never woken up since then. the hospital is announcing his death and is updating us
throughout the morning and the last couple of weeks about how his family was next to him as he died and were summoned to the hospital a book ago, when it was clear he was undergoing things and his organs were deteriorating. that had not happened even though he'd been in the hospital and had that massive stroke eight years ago. israel will begin to respond. you are not going to see much response. you'll hear an outpouring of sympathy and support of a lot of people in israel and criticising his record. we'll see him lying in state. he'll be buried next to his wife in southern israel. generally ariel sharon, and heel be buried politically in
jerusalem. his family requested no. he wanted to be buried next to his wife. >> we have the announcement from the hospital which we'll show the viewers. looks like we are having a problem with the feed. you said it was almost eight years that he entered the hospital. ariel sharon had been in a coma since 2006. where was he in his political career when it happened. >> he was at the peak. in 1982 when he led the invasion of lebanon as peace suggested, an inquiry in israel said he was in response and had to resign. a lot of people thought it was the end of his career, he'd never be seen again. by the late 90s he was a part of
the right winning government, a member of the party on the right, closest to the republican party that israel has. suddenly he believed that he could become prime minister. and he made the step on to the plaza, the first shot, a real, real challenge to the palestinian authorities and arab authorities, and for his mind it's a jewish state and israel seized jerusalem in 1967. for a lot of people israel had no right to that land. he was demonstrating what he believed was israel's rights. after that moment, that was his peak of his political career. he became the prime minister once and again. he was going to be lucky a third time after thanging party. there's a lot of people that
wondered what would have happened had ariel sharon not been hit by the stroke. he had created the separation barrier between the west bank and israel. there was talk that he would make a large announcement, a big, bold unilateral move that would have put israel out of the west bank. we'll never know that. nonetheless, that stroke hit before he had the opportunity to make a few more bold moves. >> al jazeera's nick schifrin live in jerusalem. we'll have more from you in the death of aerial ariel sharon. >> fema is sending a million litres of clean water to west virginia. more than a dozen water distribution centres will open in a few hours, to help hundreds of thousands of people. they can't eat, drink or bathe. a federal disaster investigation
has been issued for the counties. at the same time an investigation begun into what happened why, and who may be responsible. until then the water supply is off limits. jonathan martin is live at the scene. are people getting the relief they need by now? >> well, they are. a lot of people are getting help. as you can see they have a tanker truck behind me and a tractor trailer full of bottled water. fema and homeland security bring in their help. a lot of people are coming buy with large cansters, filling them up with water. they don't know when the situation will be revolved, so they are getting what they need. 300,000 people, and eight or nine counties told not to use their water for anything other than flushing. the water at home. they are having to get the clean water. a lot brought in from pennsylvania, i want to take you back for a second.
it came to light and started on thursday when the company, freedom industries notified authorities that a chemical was leaking into the elk river. no one knew what it wasment a lot of people reported that it smelt like lik rish or a candy smell. and the health department tested the water. they found it was mchn and notified people that it could be dangerous. the question now is how much of this chemical got into the water and how serious is the risk. we talked to a lot of people who say they are not taking chances. >> we talked about the relief. what about the actual problem. what steps are officials taking to clean up the water supply. >> well, they are doing several things. we learnt from the governor's office they are working around the clock.
the water and health department. they are testing the water, flushing it out. using the chemicals for oxidi oxidizing the water. at this point there's no time frame. we can't say that the water will be ready for people to use today or tomorrow. they are taking it as they go, hour by hour and seeing when they feel it's safe for people to use. jonathan martin reporting. >> a fire has destroyed a popular tourist attraction in china, taking 2,000 firefighters more than 10 hours to battle the blaze. 100 homes were damaged. there were no reports of injuries. the town in south-west china dates back more than 1,000 years. >> and now we turn to the meteorologist eboni deon for the latest on what is happening.
we are dealing with active weather. we are watching showers and thunder storms developing. some have reached severe limits. i'm tracking a line of storms ahead of a cold front pushing eastwards. as it does we'll see soingy conditions from florida to the north-east. it's here, parts of the mid-atlantic coastline to the deep south where some of the storms become strong to severe. temperatures will rise. we are going 10-20 degrees above average as the front clears the coastline, dropping a bit. we'll get another shop of cooler air. temperatures on the milder side. today, with the moist warm air mass the threat from virginia all the way down, atlanta earlier, and the threat pushing east as we head to the afternoon. we have a tornado watch out. including the central areas of
georgia to even alabama. it will be in place until 2:00 pm local time and dawson, another 20 minutes north and west of atlanta. there's rain, winds gusting in order of 40, up words to 50 miles per hour. the line will continue to move east as we move through the day, further north, it's freeze aring rain causing problems. >> coming up. trading places. an american diplomat sent patting as the indian diplomat embroiled in a dispute arrives home.
been ordered to leave. it's a serious breakdown between the two countries. >> devyani khobragade's arrival in new delhi was meant to signal the end of a diplomatic spat between india and the united states >> no comment right now. i want to thank my nation for the support they have given me. >> as she landed events took a new turn. india asked an american diplomat posted in new delhi to leave, accusing the official of involvement in the case against devyani khobragade. this is the latest twit in a standoff that begone when the indian diplomat was arrested in new york city. despite being granted diplomatic immunity, a grand jury indicted devyani khobragade. before she left she told the press trust of the india:
>> however the nanny at the center of the row stands by her accusations of mistreatment. in a statement released by the organization representing her, she says. . >> in india it's the government's response to america's treatment of the diplomat and not the nanny's case has been the focus of attention. many indians woiment the removal of the security barriers, and the withdrawal of privileges extended to american consular
officials. >> >> translation: we should show the u.s. we are equals. >> she's not an individual. she's retting thest. i, as an indian, u.s. government, they are taking back steps. they win the case. >> domestic political pressures played a part informant indian government's handling of the case. there'll be national elections soon, and politicians want to be seen as strong leaders, particularly when it comes to defending india on the world stage. >> the united states has since reacted to its diplomat being pulled out of the u.s. embassy in india. >> we regret that the indian government felt it was necessary to expel a diplomatic personal. this has been a challenging
time. we expect and hope this comes to closure, and the indians take steps to improve the relationship. >> a short while ago india's foreign minister said there is no standoff between india and the u.s. >> turning now, the economy, a bleak disease jobs' report. 74,000 positions were added to payrolls, below expected. in his weekly address president obama called on congress to extend unemployment benefits. >> so this will be a year of action. i'll do everything i can to create new jobs and opportunities for american families. with congress or on my own, and with everyone willing to play their part. that action should begin by extending unemployment insurance for americans laid off in the recession through no fault of their own. >> speaking of creating jobs
janet yellen will be the first woman to become the fed chair, a time magazine story she talked about her brooklyn upbringing to raising concerns about subprime mortgages. >> mr tom weber, assistant managing editor for, "time" magazine joins us. >> the fed announced it was scaling back the stimulus program. friday's disappointing job numbers, can janet yellen be too cautious? >> janet yellen is optimistic when we spoke to her this week. she's focused on jobs. it raises questions. the fed has been winding down, and it's a delicate balancing act. if you go too fast you disrupt the recovery. if you go too slow people worry about inflation.
she has a tricky job. >> you mentioned a tricky balancing act. ben bernanke was used as a political football. how can janet yellen prevent herself becoming a punching bag. >> janet yellen has been around the fed for 36 years. she has a savvy insiders view of how the fed works and interacts with washington. she was there with ben bernanke in the last couple of years. she has a sense of how things worked. it will be interesting to see the vice chair. stanley fisher could be an asset. he was the bank of israel governor. he's a powerful and strong-minded person and it will add complication. do you expect the differences to add strength to what some called the dream team for is it distracting. >> if she can manage it it will
be great. he's a contrast asset to draw on. somebody who has been in the top job. there's that interpretation, i think, when your number two got to run the show. >> you had some pretty significant access to her. i want to talk about her personality. she was steadfast in addressing the rumours about larry summers. what does that say about her personality, that she was focused? >> she is fascinating to us and so many people because she seems so steady, so kind of, you know, average person, if an average person has, you know, a marriage to a nobel prize-winning economist >> which she does. >> and been in the halls of power for years. a lot of people look at how she handled the situation with larry summers and thinks this is someone that will stay calm in a crisis.
it's not a bad thing for the person at the top of the federal reserve. >> a lot of wall street was hoping and expecting that larry summers would take the seat. what does she have to do now >>. >> the wall street concern about her is a she is not of wall street and larry summers spent significant time in, you know, in the world of banking. >> tell us what you mean by that when you say she's not of wall street. >> she's an economist and a real central banker - she's kind of straight out of central casting as a central banker. she's a lifer at the fed. and, you know, larry summers is a contrast. he's been in government, but has worked in a hedge fund and ran harvard university. he has a little more of a varied portfolio and more of a relationship with, you know, the ceos on wall street who will
wait to see what she does. >> speaking of relationships, how well do we expect her to work. i think she had the opportunity to see how this works, be there with ben bernanke, and she's the kind of academic who is used to weighing all the policy stances. so i don't see that was a big issue for her. i think she'll - she's anything but, you know, a shrinking power. she's an academic, but has shown an ability to assert herself. she was the first of all the fed governors to start wondering out loud about subprime mortgages, and was this a crisis. she showed leadership there. i think she can do that around the world. >> don't get too far ahead of ourselves. what do we expect to be her legacy as the first female ceo
of the american economy. yes, i think if you asked her, she would like it to be jobs and that the feds duel mission of keeping inflation under control and keeping unemployment down that those were equally attended to. she was pretty straight up with, you know, she is more worried about the jobs situation as so many much us are right now. >> you know, that might be a goal for the first few years, but i think if she can help the economy grow jobs and also make the banking system safer too has been a great interest, and underscores the act visit role of the fed, the expansive role of the federal reserve in kind of going beyond interest rate
setting and looking at the economy. >> tom weber, assistant managing edfor for "time" magazine. >> attorney-generals in new york and massachusetts are joining a probe into the target data breach. they announced 70 million customers had personal information stolen. it came as target was regaining its market base and neiman marcus had their data hacked. they are not saying how many customers might have been at risk but learned of a breach before christmas. >> nine people are dead as a result of the flu in st. louis, the center for disease control is showing widespread flu cases across the country, including high levels in texas and the southern midwest. it killed healthy young and middle aged people.
>> good morning to you. welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford live from new york city. and these are the top stories in this hour. fema is sending clean water to west virginia in the wake of a toxic chemical spill. hundreds of thousands can't drink or bathe. in the midst of violence short-lived celebrations. the president and prime minister of the central african republic stepped down, admitting failure in containing the violence.
thousands of foreigners stranded are being airlifted to safety. >> the former prime minister of israel, ariel sharon, is dead. israeli state media is reporting the former leader breathed his last at a hospital in tel aviv today. nick schifrin is live in jerusalem. can you explain to us what is happening on the ground? >> yes, so ariel sharon has been in the hospital for eight years. and it was about eight years and one week ago when he had a massive second stroke. the second stroke incap acetated him. he has never woken. the state and family pushed to keep him alive. only in the last week and a half did the hospital call reporter. other ar gans are failing and this is the end after eight years of being kept alive.
he hasn't talked, his brain has not been alive since the stroke. at this point the family is by his side. they are grieving. a rabi was called. in the next few hours, as the israeli sabbath ends, the weekend in israel. you'll hear a lot of support and outpouring for him and his family and a lot of discussion for his leg assy. form is a state funeral, the first in a decade. ariel sharon will lie in state in the knesse it. there'll be a procession to southern israel to the form. someone of his stature, leg as si. militarily. he'll be buried a few miles from here, but the family said, "we don't want the state funeral." we want him to be buried next to
his wife. they'll be buried next to each other on the farm that he loved. the legacy is polar icing. we have a package prepared on what he has done and meant to the state of israel, not just over the last few years, but the last half century. >> it was a moment that defined everything that he stood for. in 2000 in jerusalem. ariel sharon walked through the mosque. >> there's noic -- no provication. >> that is what it was. he asserted claims. >> the violence that it helped spark propelled him to election as prime minister. it proved again that the brash bull-headed ariel sharon did what he wanted. seize land he desired and no one
stopped him. as much as anyone in the last 50 years, ariel sharon defined the state. many loved him for it. others despised him. he was audacious and success: in 1967 he won a sensational battle. israel doubled in size. in 1973 as the battlefield general, his leadership battled and won. after a victory he ordered forces to stand bias the lebanese fighters that he supported slaughtered hundreds, if not thousands of refugees. it should have been the end of his career. he had to resign. he was found indirectly responsible.
ariel sharon survived and returned to power as a right-wing politician. he helped to create the political party that leads israel and master minded a settlement movement. he saw settlements in the palestine wayning as bulwarks against neighbours he didn't trust. >> all the communities, gassa district, gollan heights, they are not abstackle to piece. they are abstagle to war. >> for ariel sharon, there was no greater obstacle than nemesis arafat. he targeted the palestine leader and forced him into exile from lebanon. when arafat was the president, ariel sharon lay siege to his compound. arafat was a prisoner, leaving without seeing the palestine state that ariel sharon fought so hard against.
>> one must understand we speak about a murderer. he's a murderer. a pathological liar. >> ariel sharon promised security and took the long of term view. in 2001, during a wave of suicide bomb attacks ariel sharon chose separation. he ordered the construction of a wall. ghettoizing some of the west bank, took land the palestinians called their own, redefining the borders. >> the first thing, and the most important one is to bring securitity to the citizens of israel. when he decided it meant removing settlers from the gaza strip. the father of the movement withstood resistance. ariel sharon did what he wanted with land israel seized. he was on his way to being
re-elected prime minister. he suffered a stroke and brought by ambulance to the hospital. he was polarized. ariel sharon was seen as a sign of strength. others saw a symbol of cruelty. as one called it his story became israel's story. >> so i have no doubt that a lot of people in israel will call ariel sharon a hero, a lot in the palestine territories, and the arab neighbours will call him not a hero. in fact, we'll talk about ariel sharon's legacy for the next few days and talk about a man who has had an incredible impact for better or worse, depending on your point of view, not only on israel, but every country in the region and every country that impacted the united states. >> thank you for being with us.
>> here to provide hits perspective on ariel sharon's passing. we are joined by a correspondent in new york. what are your thoughts? >> well, that mr ariel sharon was a unique figure, larger than life. there were few figures left. for such a long time. since 1948. he has left his imprint and dramatically left his imprint on israeli events and history. he was large physically, larger than life in his legacy. so many talk about how polarizing he was. why, exactly was he polarizing. >> he was a man much extremes and didn't play by the rules. the only rules he didn't play by were his own rules. he was a courageous man. there was a streak of cruelty in
him. he did things without taking into account other people's opinions. you can see that from the reprisal rates. he set up the liqud party. the settlements, almost personally spread out in the west bank. the lebanon war. his life is full of events that were polarizing and in which he left his own deep personal imprint. of course, the last crowning event some would say, which is a disengagement from gaza which turned things around, making him a villain which terrified him and a hero to the left, which hated him. >> you mentioned a streak of cruelty. what do you mean? >> he was a battle commander, and they need to take cruel decisions. that's the way me viewed
himself, someone that makes decisions even though there may be collateral damage. he was either cruel or courageous. i think he was very courageous. >> which side will win out when it's all said and done and we look at his legacy. >> the people that don't like him, nothing will change his mind. people that think he's a hero will continue to think he's a hero. he was a charming map. people that knew him will remember him fondly. >> today is the sab ath, what can we expect in terms of protocome. >> the correspondent raised a very ticklish question about where he would be buried. he wants to be buried near his wife. that is an unauthorised place, and he should be buried. there'll be a lot of talk about where he'll be buried.
there'll be an outpouring of o-bitouaries. you have to take into account that he's been in a critical continue for two or three weeks. most of the things that we are going to say about him have been said. israelis will come to realise, even if they didn't like him and hated him, come to realise that he may be the last of the giants of the country, a founding father who passed again, probably with the exception of one other president. and there'll be a sense of loss, for people that doesn't like him when he was alive. >> he's been described asment nemesis of yasser arafat. describe the relationship. >> it goes back a long which. mr ariel sharon pursued what he called palestine terrorists. in 1970 he had a cruel, a
ruthless campaign against terrorists. there were two places where they sort of confronted each other. one was in lebanon, in the lebanon war, when ariel sharon thought he had yasser arafat in his sights but was forced by president regan to allow yasser arafat to leave. and when yasser arafat was holed up, and ariel sharon toyed with the idea of liquidating or assassinating him but releapted. they didn't like each other. they viewed each other as the manifestation of the worst elements of both nations. >> let's talk about a contemporary political figure. describe for me the differences between shorn and netamo. >> they are two completely
different people and shorn did not hold netamo in high regard and did not get along. they appreciated the skills in the economic arena. that's why he made him finance minister. the main element again is courage. i think that netamo was a careful, some would say timid politician than ariel sharon was. ariel sharon was willing to bolt his party and set up a new party. we are going to see if netamo goes along with the peace initiative. whether he's made of the same stuff. >> in terms of leadership style. >> courage and leadership. sharon had the military background making him a famous general. that gave him a lot of back wind which netamo does not have. the main difference is charisma if i have to sum it up.
in america he's widely appreciated. >> and charismatic, no. >> i think in israel, it's a no contest in that specific field, which is crucial to a politician. >> very interesting. >> thank you so much for being with us. >> u.n. undersecretary for humanitarian affairs arrived in damascus to meet with officials about the humanitarian crisis. as caroline mall own reports if aid doesn't arrive soon, it could be a disas are. >> the face of a starving chime. this video shows suffering in yarmook. children here have been without food. some have taken to eating grass.
the vulnerable are dying. aid agencies appealed to all parties to allow aid workers in to do the work. >> yar mook is a place of civilian suffering. we are receiving reports that because of the lack of medical care, women are dying in child birth. children, women, the elderly are reduced to seating animal feed. >> it is south of damascus, it is home to 160,000 palestinians. it grews to include schools and health centres. the camp has opinion underrebel control and been surrounded by government toss and is
effectively under a siege. >> in order to get to the areas you need permission from the government and assurances from the fighting groups in the area that you can allow or get the aid inside this particular spot without any, you know, with the - you know, with the relative safety for the convoy. >> the u.n. released agency for palestinian refugees called for a humanitarian corridor. there has been no electricity or heating and the water supply is unreliable. food is running out. without it more people will die. >> there are fears the camps will be incubators of islamic extremism. we'll have more on the death of ariel sharon and breaking news when we come back after this short break.
>> listen to my voice. you need to focus. i'm losing visual of you. i won't be able to track you. i can't see you any more. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford live from new york. that was a clip from "gravity", more on the golden globes after the break. first a look at where the snow and rain may fall with meteorologist eboni deon. >> we'll be soaked in the eastern u.s. i'm tracking a cold front moving through the eastern u.s. the rain stretching from the gulf coast to the great lakes to the north-east. it's in the south east where we watch the risk of severe weather. it structures up in the southern areas of virginia. the focus is on central areas of georgia. we have a tornado watch in effect. here is a look at the line of storms.
they've been racing east ward and where we see a bow in the line of storms, that is where we are expecting to see the strongest winds and reports of hail. it's rain, freezing rain. >> the critics who have handed down their list of best films. the sunday's golden globe, a front runner is 12 years ablaze, based on a story about an african american free man abducted and sold in 1841. >> tell me, can i speak of what did not occur. >> you come here. >> i said come here. >> i brought it back. >> that was "12 years a slave" bill wyman is here to shed light
on the golden globes and the oscar presentation. who chooses these winners? >> well, that is a good question. it's a strike against journalism that it doesn't get asked. the hollywood form press association is like a creepy old uncle this everyone has to be nice to. they own the brand. it's a useful marketing tool for the studios when it comes to the oscars. it is a weird band of people, a lot of whom do not write and jealously guard their per og tifs in terms of junkets and happening out with stars. people should know while the award show is going on, hollywood is nice to these people. tina fey said, "there's no cure for the hpfa." speaking about
laughing at them, let's talk. it sounds like they have to toe a line between mocking the awards and challenging them. what are the things that will have to be faced? >> ricky gervais, there was controversy, but was the host. tina fey came up with tough shots. they put on one show, make $7, $8, $9 million. they give away a million or two in charity and the rest - they are sitting on $20 mittion in funds. they don't have to worry too much. this is a cop veent sher ard for everyone. the golden globes is a fun watch. it's looser than the oscars and there's a lot of liquor there.
the stars are funnier, looser and it's funnier to watch. >> you mentioned the oscar, how accurate are the globes and terms of foreshadowing the oscar winners. >> this is another thing. >> they are zero foreshadowing >> nothing to do with one another. >> the two memberships are different. in theory, whatever the foreign journalist thinks should have nothing to do with what hollywood things. >> you get the sense that the hs pa wants to be in on the marketing. it's unheard of that they give awards to movies out of the running. they make sure they are in the running. they give out two awards in most categories, drama and comedy, acting and best picture. it gives them two shots at being the same as the oscars each year. people will go around saying the golden globes are a precaution.
they give away two awards and have twice the opportunity to be the precursor. >> bill wyman, for al jazeera america. thank you for being with us this morning. >> speaking of films, the film "jaws" may have captured the tapes to the great white shark. the threat to humans is more than just sip mattic fiction. florida has the most attacks. scientists are on a quest to find out why. >> meet katherine, a great white shark who is helping to find out about the feared predator. they recorded scientific data is limited, but is changing because of katherine and other sharks like her. >> i believe there's germ fascination and the general public looks at them as a
majestic species. in many cases the tide has shifted, that people are very interested. it's a large species and plays into the primal fears. >> primal speared stoked for entertainment like jaws. >> the research organization o search gathers data about great white sharks. a team caught katherine off the coast and tagged her with a satellite tracking device. every time katherine surfaces the tag sends a signal. what is known as shark tracker allows anyone to go online and follow updates. >> the internet has caused this explosion of admiration and ipp trying for the white shark. >> since august katherine traversed the sea board, coming as far south as day tona, and she roamed near cape cann
aerral. >> the data is giving information on kath rip's data pack. they hope the compilation will let them know how many great whites are in the area and if their presence is in any way related to the breathing patterns: >> marine biology graduate student studies great white reproduction and breeding. the population is small and they reproduce slowly. anderson was part of the team that tagged katherine and performed an ultra scan. her findings could be crucial. >> they want to see that we can track the migration patterns. if we see that their numbers and find out later that their population is declining, we can know these areas and protect
them. as technology improves they'll learn more about the great white and show a feared predator is more intelligent than originally thought. >> researchers are hoping by studying katherine they can understand when and why they attack. that will do it for this edition of al jazeera. more on the death of former prime minister ariel sharon in another news update after the break.
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