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>> hi, everyone, this is aljazeera america, i'm john seigenthaler in new york. >> now we're finishing the job we started. >> pull out. the promise to bring all u.s. troops home from afghanistan by the end of 2016. the fierce fighting for control of an airport in ukraine. no proof from nigeria's military, though the officials claim to mow where the missing girls are. tears and anger, the debate over who and what to blame.
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and hidden talent. a successful author who fled syria for a new life in a taxicab. it is the longest war in american history. and now it appears it could be ending. today president obama announced his exit plan for troops in afghanistan, and mike viqueira is in washington to tell us about it. mike? >> it has been a long time coming for president obama, and with today's announcement, the president hopes to turn the page to a new era in american foreign policy. appearing in the rose garden, president obama made the announcement that he has been working on for years. >> it's time to turn to foreign policy. >> what's new are the details, the number of troops that will
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stay in afghanistan and their mission. at the height of mr. obama's afghan surge between mid 2010 and spring 2011, the u.s. had 100,000 troops on the ground. and that number was 32,000, and by the beginning of next year, there will be 9,008 americans left in afghanistan, with that number cut in half by the end of the year, and by 2016, the u.s. will have a normally embassy presence. in 13 years of war, 2,000 americans have died in afghanistan. in his sunday visit to american troops, the president told them that their mission was almost completed. >> al qaeda is on it's heels in this part of the world because of you. >> they will focus on al qaeda and training afghan troops. for months, outgoing president,
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karzai, has refused to sell the troop deal, a long list of dispute with the obama administration. but karzai is on his way out. and the two candidates who replace them. they both say that they will sign. they failed to reach a similar deal with iraq, and sectarian violence is a daily occurrence. and president obama said that the future is now in the hands of its citizens. >> we have to recognize that afghanistan will not be a perfect place, and it's not america's responsibility to make it one. the future of afghanistan must be decided by afghans. >> and john, what we saw today was essentially the second act in a three-act play. the president made a surprise visit, the troops still remaining there at bag ram air base. the americans on foreign policy, and what next?
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we learned from a aids today that the president will focus on terrorism elsewhere. you heard that he was focusing on afghanistan and now africa. >> thank you, and afghanistan is getting ready for the day u.s. troops are gone. what will it mean for that country? jonathan betz has that story. >> there are real fears that the taliban's power will only grow. three years, 130,000 forces were in afghanistan. and they will essentially disappear by 2017. and the poppy harvest reached record levels last year of 36%. which pays for the taliban and it's on the rise. it's one of the most violent since the war began. 3,000 civilians killed. and that's up 14%, and a lot of them are women and children. for the first time, the taliban seems to be holding it's own against the forces, killing a
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record 1,000 afghan soldiers last year. america has been building up the military, which is 340,000 strong. but that number may be trimmed, international funding possibly scaled back. and there are worries that afghanistan can only fund 2/3 of that force. more troops and more equipment, some soldiers have had to ride into battle on horseback. the pullout also affects afghanistan's economy. in kandahar alone, 200,000 men lost their jobs as builders and drivers on projects, and some worry that all of those men may grow frustrated and join in the taliban's fight against the government. but there are still success story. under the taliban, only a few girls were enrolled in school, and now there are 3,000.
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that's 40% of school-aged girls. and democracy is taking struggling, it can be left vulnerable. >> now to the crisis in ukraine, president obama planning to meet with ukraine's president next week, saying there was more fighting in eastern ukraine. after a government attacko done effect, we have this report. >> the roof to the airport with signs of a fierce wait a minute. perhaps not something that the pro russian government expected when they tried to seize the airport. judging by the dozens of bodies, they could not understand the forces used this time around. many of them were part of the battalion, the military arm. among them, the ukrainian defense ministry said that it
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issued an ultimatum for power, and it did. on the ground and in the air. but the separatist gunmen remained silent: a second ultimatum given by the government to the pro russian fighters to evacuate the airport, they're not going. now, the roadblock on the road leading to the airport has moved closer to the city center, and the people here, some are already taking their precautions. especially those who live close to the battlefield. they have urged people here to stay at home. it seems that nearly everyone in the city of 1 million has heeded it. it marks a dangerous esslation in the conflict. so far it has been to the
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outskirts of the city, mainly to the checkpoints, but many fear that it could reach their doorsteps. >> tonight, americans in libya are being told to leave. the state department said that wantedduation is unpredictable and unstable. citizens should depart immediately. and meanwhile, a u.s. assault ship has entered the region in eastern mediterranean with 1,000 marines onboard. and they would not say if they're there to evacuate personnel from libya if. >> in egypt, the government has extended the presidential election. there will be a third day of voting. timeout was lower than expected. and retired general, assisi, omar salab reports. >> despite the buildup for egypt's presidential election, they have forced them to extend
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the vote by an extra day. now the egyptians have until wednesday evening to cast their ballots. at polling stayings like these. the government has declared a public holiday, encouraging people to vote, while extending the hours. millions of people have described monday's voting as a great response. >> this is like the holiday to celebrate the spring, and to celebrate the removal of the muslim brotherhood. >> since the polls opened on monday, it appears that the youth were absent. >> there is fear of what will be the repercussions of that in the near future. there will be further opposition among the people. and young the 60% of the egyptian people.
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forasiy, he's expected to be the next head of state. he urged egyptians to come out in large numbers. and he said it's meant to legittize his grip on power. >> the coup leader is relying on his ability to mobilize large groups of people. and if millions come out to vote, it would give him legitimacy, but it's not happening. >> the only candidate urged the youth to support his bid for the presidency. egypt is divided, but those heading to the polls believe that the election will bring much-needed stability. many are voting, while others are protesting. they have been out in the streets of alexandria against what they call political elections, with supporters insisting that the last legitimate president, mohamed morsi, is still in charge.
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falling statements, there have been allegations of fraud and other irregularities. this is egypt's second election in two years, and it's likely to keep egyptians divided. >> joining us, gazi, the senior associate at harvard negotiation program. and welcome. >> thank you. >> first of all, free and fair elections, yes? or no? >> well, the process, it's not what's happening on the ground today, it's fairly free, and you can go to the polls, and you can have privacy and cast a ballot, but the ballot is not. there's only one contender and the outcome is the foregone conclusion. their time to go out and vote. >> so low voter timeout, what do
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you expect? >> . >> ultimately, it means less than what people are saying. he's willing to have the legal mandates, and strong argument. there's no one else to lead the country, and i think very little is going to happen to sort of limit his ability to lead the country. regardless of the numbers. >> president obama worked with ceasey? >> i think that the president will have to. egypt is critical to national security and policy in the region, and there are a lot of interests, especially related to the arab, israeli peace process, and fighting with libya and syria, and iran's influence in the region. so the u.s. really has very
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little options, very few options in order to implement american foreign policy in the region if egypt decides not to cooperate. because the interests are usual, they will keep working through them. >> again assisi has resigned from military office, and what's his mandate going to be? >> no one has told us what he's planning, other than he will focus on security and stability. which is what people came out on june 30th to demand. and then the tremendous economic problems that the country is facing. half of the country the economy for years, and he has to work on getting that money, but of
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course nothing is going to happen on this level until people are in the streets again to go to work. and participate in the economy. >> the arab spring was just a few short years ago, and has vote for change evaporated in egypt. >> i think that a lot of people are feeling pessimistic about it. and that's part of the reason very few people are showing up to vote. i think that they feel what egypt is not what they were hoping for when they first came out in have not of 2011. whether that will change phelpss on the government policy in the next couple of years, and there will be a sense of national unity after the current
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polarization, and that will determine whether people feel optimistic again or not. but right now. right now it shows that people's sense of disillusion. is worse, so it's bad. >> thank you. >> thank you for having me, john. an historic meeting in pakistan today. the prime ministers with pakistan and india met for improving relations. it came after the reports. >> this is the most significant hand headache for a decade on soil. he welcomed his pakistani counter partner, sharif, and closed door meeting that last today almost an hour. on monday, there was a chance for both leaders to discuss trade and security, across
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boarder of pakistanis and to perform the regulations between the nuclear arms neighbors. as a gesture of good will, he released 150 fishermen it had in its jails. they crossed india by foot and bus, relieved to be back home. but they were concerned for those left behind. >> i don't feel much. i'm only hoping that all of our colleagues will be released. >> while many celebrate odd the streets of india, the new prime minister, with the leaders karzai, pakistan's leader also visited the port sites, the mosque and the redford.
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>> between our two countries, in the spirit of cooperation. for our people, we have a legacy of mistrust and misgivings. >> the newspaper said that they should have a coup. it's something that depends on pakistan. politicians in islamabad say that they want to be friends with india, but a powerful and suspicious military, often derail potential progress of a lasting peace. aljazeera, new delhi. >> up next, in california, a community struggling to cope with six murders out of california tonight. and the debate with why it happened.
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and two billion dollars. what some say it will take to clean up detroit. what happens if they can't come up with the money?
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>> for the last three days, the
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community has been reeling from the murders of six students from the university of santa barbara. jennifer has been there with more on it. >> well, john, the interfaith memorial service that's happening on campus, there are upwards of 15,000 plus people in attendance. students, teachers, faculty members, parents and of course residents of the community of isla visit a there has been talk of hope and talk of recovery, and talk of how what unites this community is much stronger than what divides this community. there have been messages of support from the entire university of california system, which has nine college university campuses throughout the state of california, and less than an hour ago, the president of the uc system, janet napolitano, who is of course the former secretary of homeland security, she addressed the crowd, honoring the victims. >> it's important that we do not
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let the arithmetic of this atrocity define them. let's keep in mind that these were individuals who each left a mark on the world around them. their individuality should not be obscured by the aggregate of their shared deaths. >> john, tonight is about honoring the victims. six who died and the seven who were wounded. it's one of the first steps in the healing process, and later tonight, john, a candlelight vigil is being held. >> so jennifer, we saw the video of the shooter up on youtube, and it was taken down and later put back up on youtube and the other sight. it's a horrible video. and how is the community responding to the fact that the material is still online and available?
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>> well, john, there's growing strusstration among the students on campus that the video is still online and accessible. many people saw the video and it's incredibly disturbing, and it gives a chilling account of how elliot rogers is planning to carry out the mass murder and the video will be taken down only to be reposted again. >> jennifer, out in california, thank you. >> those that have heard about this event and watched the video and posted it on their wall, saying that it's very disgusting and it should not be online, but by sharing t. seven more people see it, and it's not what we want, and that's not how we want him to be remembered. we don't want him to be remembered at all. >> john again, the students say that today is about remembering the victims killed and those
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wounded. and they say by having the video online and accessible, it continues to give a voice to the shooter and they want to give a voice to the victims. >> a major ruling today on the death penalty from the supreme court. they said that it states can only rely on test scores to show that inmates are eligible for execution. inmate challenged it with his score. justice kennedy said that it makes an unacceptable risk that people with a mental disability will be executed and that's unconstitutional. now for detroit, the city facing an uphill battle. one of the biggest problems is blight. and now there's a plan to tear down close to 3/4 of the buildings in the city. >> detroit's blight task force
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spent eight months analyzing and researching every property in the city. >> this has never happened before, but the issue of blight has been coming to us since the depression. >> the cost is enormous, and the city's bankruptcy plan won't cover it all. >> we're going to have to attack this with a lot of strategies, we have to go after private business owners. >> some have been fighting blight for years. mark covington watched his once thriving community filled with decay. and in 2008, he wanted to do
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something about it. >> i said from the beginning, i wanted to shine a positive light on my neighborhood. >> first he mowed the grass, and then he bought this abandoned building and built a farm yard and commuter garden. >> right now, we have broccoli, kale, and brussel sprouts and lettuce. >> it's a small enclave known as the georgia street community collective. >> it's the idea for the neighbors to come and pick whatever you want to pick, and have whatever you want to have, and get help whenever they need it. >> in a bankrupt city with so many abandoned structures, covington is considered an innovator. but the fight isn't his alone. wayne state university professor, john, says that the city's plan is a step in the right direction, but there are more hurdles ahead. >> the city's biggest challenge, is to begin to reassemble it.
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>> but that will have to wait. in a city pushing for a comeback, demolition and rehabilitation have to come first. aljazeera, detroit. >> the first lady is taking on critics of healthy school meals. michelle obama defended nutrition guidelines today in public schools. some officials argue that the guidelines are too expensive and restrictive and the students won't eat the healthier food. and they want to roll back the regulations, and mrs. obama says that's a bad idea. >> parents across the country finally have peace of mind about what their kids are eating during the school day. but you went fortunately, despite these successes, we're now seeing efforts in congress to roll back these new standards, and undo the hard work that all of you, all of us have done on behalf of our kids. and you know, this is
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unacceptable. >> house republicans want to allow some schools to opt out of the healthy meals if they're losing money. if. >> nigeria's schoolgirls, we'll talk about what the rescue mission might look like. and writer in exile. the prominent syrian. r
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>> hi, everyone. this is aljazeera america. i'm john seigenthaler in new york. coming up, the new in syria, dozens of security forces are dead. stoned to it death in pakistan, a 25-year-old woman murdered by her own family for marrying the man she loved. and saying no to the coup. the very public arrest of a cabinet minister in thailand. >> we begin with a new attack in
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nigeria. 55 people killed. and the latest violence believed to be the work of boko haram. it was in the town just south of where boko haram abducted nearly 300 girls last month. am ed is there. >> security officials tell aljazeera that gunmen expected to be members of the boko haram captured the facility and the police station, and in the process, they killed many officials there. and then a firefighter ensued between the two sides, the security forces and the attackers that lasted three hours. this is not the first time that the boko haram has attacked the town. they attacked a federal institution, killing 59 students, many of those students were burned alive. some of them were shot while they were trying to escape. the security in nigeria is becoming more and more volatile.
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several villages have been attacked and dozens of people have been killed. the nigerians are trying to get the situation under control. but with the recent turn of events, the rise in attacks by boko haram, it's becoming more and more worry some to the general public. and people are beginning to ask whether the nigerian military, despite the help that it's getting from the outside, can adequately bring the situation under control. >> several countries have pledged to help, and cameroon has pledged vehicles and soldiers. they will be ready to respond to boko haram with firepower, and boko haram has carried out several attacks in cameroon. the u.s. state department said that it can't verify the nigerian claim that with knows for the girls are being held.
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there's no information to support those reports, and they ask the nigerian military to not talk about that kind of information. yesterday, the nigerian military chief said that though they know where the girls are, they would not use force to get them. to talk about the potential challenges of the rescue operation, former navy seal, robert dubois, he's in washington d.c., and it's good to see you tonight. i very much, robert, for joining us. >> thanks, john. >> what would a rescue mission look like in nigeria? >> well, it's really hard to say how it would be tailored. because everything dependent on the reality on the ground. and obviously, if i knew what the exact on was, we wouldn't talk about. but i've dealt with a lot of foreign forces and a lot of different countries as a trainer
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and helped them tighten up their abilities as allies, and learn through experience how complicated this could be. it's very difficult for our guys to work with their guys because of the language and the culture. >> talk about the challenges and how steep that hill is to climb? >> good word for it. it's a steep hill because if you have the language issue between two nations, you have to have interprettors, it's a layer of complexity, and as an interpreter, you have to be honest. we're all people too, and harnessing, surgery see i insurs the first layer. the slowing of the delay in the communication, and the accuracy of the understanding, but
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talking about for example the inoperability. if you're in a company where an ak-47 is, you have a different bullet type. the crypto radio, it's common knowledge, but we can't share that with everybody. the intelligence sharing is completely unique in every relationship. >> how do you track intelligence and know if it's accurate. >> it's all risk manage: you have to know the sources and who vetted them or handled them offer to us, for example, and i'm not talking about intelligence practices and i'm not going to get into sensitive territory, but the complication, just like any relationship. the example of facebook. if somebody tries to befriend and you you don't know who they are, you ask a common friend because facebook shows who knows
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them. and if you aren't thinking it through, it could harm you. >> we heard the state department suggest that nigeria should not be revealing what they did, we know the location, but we're not going to go in. and can you explain the circumstance, obviously we don't know, the circumstance of they know the location, but we're not going to go in. and why wouldn't they go in? >> the complexity of the situation on the ground. what it deals with, and i'm speaking of americans and other nations, with a huge spectrum of possibilities. they may not be able to respond in a way. because for example i know nothing of the classified situation on the ground. but if the girls have been farmed out individually as child brides, as sex slaves, and some have died, we have heard.
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if they're being divided up, as they would do, you can't have them all in one place, because you're in danger of losing the terror cool guy factor, and if we portion them up, it's hard to get them in one place, and they may be interspersed with the girls, like happened in somalia. >> we hope for their return soon. robert dubois, thank you for sharing your expertise. >> a pregnant woman was stoned to death by her own family. if happened in pakistan. the 25-year-old was waiting outside with her new husband to register their marriage. and the relatives staged an ambush and beat her with batons ask bricks. father led the attack, and claimed it was an honor killing.
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she insulted the family when she married without their consent. in sudan, a woman it scheduled to be whipped and hanged gave birth today in a sudanese jail cell. she was locked up for crimes including marrying a christian and refusing to denounce christianity. the condition of the mother and the baby is not known. and the sudanese authorities said that they will delay her death sentence for two years to allow her to nurse her baby. and the community is calling for an meet release. >> chemical weapons inspectors and u.n. staff members. they are traveling to the site where they allegedly have civilians. inspectors are safe. and rulon has more on the attack, and how it challenges the inspector's mission. >> the team of six u.s.
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inspectors and five syrian drivers were on a mission. they were investigating allegations that the syrian government had used chlorine gas on the province. there was supposed to be a ceasefire in place, so the inspectors can get to the destination and carry out their mission. but it was not enough. one of the u.n. cars was blown up, everyone on the u.n. team is safe and back to base. but that's the actual circumstances that the inspectors have to work under. the inspectors have to access and travel through areas controlled by the rebels and the government as the fighting goes on around them. >> the fact finding mission will continue. we really do need to get to at least one or more of the sites where our inspectors can get in up close and the detail of what happened, in order to prepare a
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detailed report. >> across aleppo, 50 people were killed. and rents worked to pull them from under the rubble, working to save as many lives as they could. at the edge of aleppo, seven members of the same family were killed. there has been an escalation of violence in aleppo and southern syria, ahead of the presidential leaks expected on june 3rd. aljazeera, beirut. >> coming up in ten minutes, an author who fled syria is getting rave reviews for his work. while he's driving a cab in chicago. and now for the other top stories tonight. here's richelle. >> reporter: thanks, president obama has announced his exit for afghanistan. there will be fewer than 10,000 american troops left in the country by the end of this year,
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and by 2016, the u.s. would only have a normal embassy presence in the country. if e. >> the state department said americans in libya should get out now because of the unstable security situation. and the uss salt ship has entered the eastern mediterranean sea with 1,000 marines. it's not clear if it's there because of the situation in libya if. >> presidential elections again in egypt. voter timeout has been lower than expected in the first two days, so there will be more voting tomorrow. the retired army general, is expected to be the next president. >> on to thailand where the educational minister, he announced a military coup at a
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press conference in bangkok. >> he knew he was going to be arrested when he decided to come out of his hiding place. he had been the education minister, in the administration for almost a year. immediately, he asked the military last week, and he refused to show up because he says that the coup violated the constitution. he defended that decisionante meeting. >> i also made it very clear that i had no intention to escape, to resist or go underground to fight. but would be ready to be arrested when the time is right. >> addressing the international media when the soldiers entered the building and arrested him in front of the camera. >> it's no -- coup de ta is note
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solution, but it makes the conflicts worse, and it's also a great concern if those with authority cannot handle the problems, it may lead to violence and greater losses. >> . >> protesters gathered ones again at victory monument to show their anger against the coup. >> defying military orders, anger is building up against last week's coup de ta. and the risk of violence is increasing. >> the military has threatened to use violence if the demonstrations can be, but it opportunity look like the opponents of the coup will back down any time soon. just before his arrest, he said if the military wants people to protest, they will continue their fight underground. aljazeera, bangkok. >> it's time to go to washington d.c. what's coming up on "america tonight" at the top of the hour. >> tonight on the program, a
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up with new ways to keep birds and airplanes apart. they're a major hazard. and at seatac, a biologist is working on that problem. >> birds and airplanes don't mix. midair bird strikes can be dangerous and expensive. >> it's an american kestrel. not a big bird. but we have had birds that size that have gotten into engines, and they're at least $60,000 in damages. >> seattle tacoma was the first airport to employee. >> olympic road for the next 15 minutes. >> for steve, much of the work involves tracking and trapping and shoeing. >> it makes a lot of noise, and it scares the birds from the airfield. some birds, they will get use to this too, but especially for the
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migration period, when the birds are showing up here for the first time, those sounds can be effective in keeping them away long-term. >> bird strikes have killed an estimated 250 people around the world in the last quarter century. in an effort to eliminate those collisions, seatac was the first in the world to use avian radar. >> there are not a lot of birds out here. there's a small flock. >> it helped the managers realize they can increase air location and recoupe capturing many of the birds in their airspace. >> there's the bird, lands on the pir of, and it captures the bird. we put them otter airport shuttle and they go up to burlington, washington, and they're released up there. in the fall, we could be
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shipping one, two, three birds a day, and so far very few that we release come back to the airport. >> while many of the nation's airports are hireling to solve their bird problems, they are following seatac's lead and employing full-time biologists. >> coming up next, the photo of the day, and behind closed doors. a london tour guide tells us why you might want to see britain's bathrooms.
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>> good evening, i'm meteorologist, kevin corriveau. and we have seen a mudslide and colorado and a tornado, and we're looking at severe weather, that means that the storms are bringing tornado threats to parts of the north as far as
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corpus criste, and you see the dark red and the potential for flooding, the area of low pressure has been across the region for the last couple of days, bringing inches of rain across the region. for dallas, things are better on wednesday, but for houston, we expect to see that wet weather all the way until we get to the weekend. now, that wet weather is making its way to the east. and we'll be seeing louisiana, arkansas and mississippi, flooding as we go to the next couple of days. thursday, it starts to ease off. but not until we see 4-6 inches of rain across the region. that includes parts of new orleans for them. and that's going to continue through the weekend before the weekend as we go to saturday as well. here across the northeast, it's getting wetter with delays at the airport. 64, and the news is after this.
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>> sometimes greatness can be found in the most unlikely place. a syrian taxi driver was a star in the middle east. >> you just never know who will pick you up in a cab. 46-year-old al alimar. >> i have to work 14 hours. >> his passengers will never know that this syrian immigrant
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was a star in his home, four books published and the passengers will never know about the buzz that he's currently getting in the literary circles. for six years, osama has lived as a humble cab driver. >> for more than one year. >> osama got bitten by the writing bug as a teenager when he ran away from school, and his father tracked him down in the library. >> you run away from education to go to education? i thought you were chasing girls. >> to see his books published. >> to see somebody appreciate your work, it's a very good thing. >> but by interstate, fear of the assad regime drove him to chicago with virtually nothing. he writes now in his apartment, spurred on by the rave reviews that he's getting in the new york times and magazines. >> his books, like tongue tied,
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are collections of very short stories, parables, only a sentence long, but like aesop's fables, they are sly and write, and take a subtle dig at political power. >> if we cannot express our feelings freely, so i decided to hide that idea. >> with life in damascus now personally in his rear-view mirror, he drives a cab to survive. he hates it. >> it takes me away from my writing. >> but in between fares, osama keeps on writing, even in his cab, and now it's paying off. as a guest at a literary conference this month, he sold signed copies of his first book in english, full blooded arabian, but osama is back in chicago, eeking out a living,
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and thinking about a smoother road ahead. >> maybe it takes two or three years from now, but i'm working on it. this is my goal. this is my life. >> aljazeera, chicago. >> president obama announced new programs today to help low income students with science and technology and education. he spoke at the white house science fair, highlighting inventions by young female students. he said that science should be as effective as athletes. >> i think what's being done by these young people that i have a chance to meet is more important. i'm a big sports fan, but what's happening here is more important. we have to celebrate science at
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least as much as super bowl winners. >> the new push says that a college education is worth the cost. and it shows that high school graduates is reaching a record high. coming up all new, cashing in, why america's ceos are making more money than ever, and the growing peg cap that it's creating. plus, the science behind a fastball. pitchers have thrown 100 miles per hour for decades, until now, how one rookie does it. that's 9:00 eastern time. in our report tonight, we go to london and hear from a young tour guide who gives one of the most usual tours that you can imagine. they call her the lou lady. >> i'm rachel erikson, and i'm the founder of the tour of
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london's public toilets. >> it started as a joke, i took a tour, and they talked about toilets so much, a friend said, you should do a tour of titles. i would guess that i've shown well over 1,000 people the tour of the toilets. i would say that the toilet is it the one that i have need it, but there are a couple of fabulous toilets on the tour. one of my favorites is the jubiliu, and it costs 50p. the oldest toilet in london is a victorian urinal that is down an alleyway, and it's a great green structure that's great. and it is locked up because they won't the people wiiing it anymore. everybody has a story about a
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favorite toilet that they have seen, their worse one, or something related. the best day is when the groups really participate and get involved, within reason, sharing their toilet stories. >> for around $20, you can take one of the liu lady's tours, and go online. here's an image that caught our eye today. from beijing, if you think your commute is tough, look at this. these chinese commuters are lined up at a subway station. it's a security line like you see at the airports, and now china has a security line at the subway. they beefed up stewart after an attack at the market. the new checks should not take longer than 30 minutes. richelle carey has the headlines right after this.
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>> welcome to aljazeera america. i'm richelle carey and here are tonight's top stories. president obama has announced his plan to exit america's longest war. he said there will be fewer than
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10,000 american troops left in afghanistan by the end of this year. those troops were to train afghan forces. the state department told americans in libya to leave immediately. a navy official has confirmed the uss assault ship has entered the eastern mediterranean sea with 1,000 marines aboard. it's not clear if they're there in relation to libya if. >> inuke ran, rebels in donetsk, dozens of separatists fighters were killed in the bloodiest since it began. they have regained control of the airport. >> . >> the government in egypt has extended the election after a lower than expected turnout for the first two days. an historic meeting in india. the prime minister met with the
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pakistani prime minister. they described it as a chance to improve relations and militant attacks on india. america tonight with joie chen is up next, and check out on"america tonight" - not one more. an anguished father makes clear who he blames for the california campus rampage. >> chris died because of craven irresponsible politicians, and the n.r.a. could the police have kept the deranged shooter off the street or did the mental health system fail to protect the victim and the killer from his descent into madness