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me i'm erica pitzi in new york. the news continues next with del walters. >> good evening, this is al jazeera america, i'm del walters in new york with a look at the top stories. >> the nightmare is finally over caught by police - the second of new york's prison escapees is shot and custody. >> from coast to coast and around the world, millions gather to cap off a week of gay pride. looking at president barack obama's legacy after a number of victories. the move may move behind the deadline. and a spacex rocket explodes. we are beginning with
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breaking news coming out of new york state. they escaped from the upstate new york prison. convicted killer arrested at the town of mork. two miles further. it came when he came walking across the road. >> the sergeant recognised mr sweat obviously from his description. encountered and engaged mr sweat. the troop er gave chase. the trooper was unable to catch him on foot. at one point the sergeant decided to discharge his weapon, hitting mr sweat twice in the torso. sweat was taken to a hospital. he was not carrying a weapon.
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a second escapee richard matt died in a shoot-out. an autopsy released describes bug bites and abrasions consistent with living in the woods for three weeks. now to the top story, they are dancing in the streets of new york city, and across the country, gay men and women - millions marking gay pride week around the world, in europe asia and south america, people are calling for more rights for the l.g.b.t. and we saw the rainbow banner in mexico and peru and as far away as south korea and the philippines. in the u.s. major cities showing support for pride week from chicago, seattle and san francisco. roxana is at the new york city parade and joins us live. good evening. >> hi it's been another big day of celebrateses -- celebrations.
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people we talked to today are celebrating the achievement of the gay rights movements. >> reporter: the annual gay pride match brings out rainbows and cheers across the country, from san francisco, to minneapolis. and here in new york. but this year people are marching with extra pride. i'm grateful to be in this place at that time >> i'm proud to announce my candidacy for the first lady of the united states of america today. >> they are celebrating the supreme court's ruling last friday that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. for this long-time couple, the ruling means their marriage in new york must be recognised nationwide. >> this year we are celebrating. we are considered equal to everyone else. it's a joyous occasion.
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it's one of many achievements for the gay rights movements since the early 1970s, when the pride march began. back then the homosexual acts were illegal in 23 states. cameron bartel says he appreciates what earlier generations have done for gay people like him. >> we are standing on the shoulders of those before us. it's a lucky generation to see a big change. people tell us this is the time to celebrate the achievements of the gay rights movement. and is a time to reflect on changes that lay ahead. >> i like addressing a lot of h.i.v., because essentially discrimination happens in the work place, you don't disclose your status, it is positive. a lot of things. >> reporter: and a big test ahead for the boy scouts of america. it's set to soon decide whether
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to end a ban on openly gay adults as leaders. more than a year after ending a ban on young people as scouts. the organisation expelled david knapp when he was 67, and he believes change is about to happen. >> i still believe. to see this happen, if i wish, i can come back into scouting. >> for english actor sir ian mcclellan, a grand marshal, work is worldwide to win people's hearts. >> what are some of the big challenges for the l.b.g.t. community. you know the easier part of the here and around the world going ahead. gay right is changing the law. you make the argument. we know we are right, it's accepted, things move on. the law has changed. doesn't mean everything changes around us. old prejudices die hard. >> reporter: erica, organizers . >> it seems the march is just
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finishing, organizers told us more than 2 million people came out to watch the march. making it one of the biggest turn outs for the event yes. >> thank you very much the texas attorney-general called the supreme court's ruling lawless. ken pachl tonne referring to the justices as activists, urging country clerks not to issue marriage licences to same sex couples in the name of religion and offered pro bono legal support. he explained in a statement saying: the republican party opposed same-sex unions saying it is acting in defense of marriage. g.o.p. leaders voiced mixed
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reaction. one presidential candidate calling it judicial tyranny, others say keeping it alive will hurt their chances of winning the white house. >> they'll follow god their conscience, and what they believe is what the scripture teaches them or follow civil law, going to the path of dr martin luther king who in his brilliant essay reminded us bade on what s augustine says - an unjust law is no law at all much. >> i will not engage in the constitutional amendment process as a party going into 2016 except for the ruling fight for the religious liberties of americans. >> i believe in trad illegal marriage, the court ruled. >> on the democratic side of the aisle. some call this president obama's best week and poison to the decision on obama care and same-sex marriage, and the emotional speech in south carolina.
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jane johnson is -- jason johnson is a political contributor, and is live in atlanta. two weeks ago they were riding the president's political obituary, the democrats coming out against the t.p.p. there was a conservative court that could have scuttered obama care, and the flag was flying high. to use the biblical firm is obama coming back from the political dead. >> he's not lazerreth, phoenix or the comeback kid. i don't think anyone could team it a successful time period when the president has to deliver aual any. i don't think -- eulogy i don't think it's a best week or weeks. what happened over the last two weeks, 15-20 years from now, we'll write about the obama legacy this will be one of the issues at the forefront about
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trade, homosexual right. all will be crustalized. >> we saw the president the night he walk the out saying osama bin laden was dead. so many head lines saying it was submitted. is it fair to say that after all he wept into office when the country was on the brink of collapse. we want to show you the image of 2008 when the big three automakers came to washington. they needed the bail out. and he is dead. is he facing a moving bar as many african-americans complain when we talk about his legacy. >> i don't think so. i think obama will walk up tomorrow, look at his watch and say "i have 18 more months", he'll say there's a lot more he can do more candid he can be. the president's relationship with pan american will be -- african-americans will be subject to debate. unemployment has been lousy.
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obama has not done enough for the constituency that voted for him, or it's a result of a recession that affected every american. the president will spin this last 18 months trying to shore up as many corners as he can. when it's all said and down the bailout, saving the auto industry, gay marriage, these things will be baked into the obama pie. and will be soap as an era where he became the democratic version of ronald reagan. >> let's talk about guns i want you to listen to what the president had to say when he addressed the shootings in south carolina, take a luch. >> i had to make sometimes like this too many times. communities like this had to endure tragedies like this too many times, now is the time for mourning and healing. let's be clear. at some point we as a country, have to reckon with the fact
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that this time of mass violence does not happen in other advance countries it doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency. and it is in our power to do something about it . i say that recognising the politics in this town foreclosed. a lot of avenues right now. >> they talk about universal health care for four decades, the way they talk about guns. is there hope for movement on background checks and immigration reform. >> well i have to tell you, i think immigration reform will happen. we are heading into an election year. it's something that has to be addressed. not just because of how that deals with latino voters but how it deals with people from the caribbean and former eastern europe. we have to do something.
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guns is more complicated. the president's solutions would not necessarily do anything about the shootings that happened last week in south carolina, or what happened in sandy hook. you have to pass more than background laws because many of the people that committed the crimes hadn't necessarily committed gun crimes. i don't think we'll see a radical change there's too many different layers that we have to go through house speaker john boehner on the plane, air force one, the corp saying the flag needs to come down as democratic and republican, are we seeing a different john boehner over the last say, 60 days. >> i think john boehner recognised that he fought off two or three attempted coups and he's never been as conservative as he's had to behave over the last two years i think john boehner has been more willing to work with president barack obama
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than previous speakers of the house. in the wake of the tragedy and the issues to be addressed, which are guns institutional racism, white supremist racism i think john boehner said we should be working with the president, something that all parties can work towards a solution on. >> jason johnson, thank you very much the president is looking ahead to a another deal that could cement his legacy. the nuclear deal with iran. negotiators meeting on sunday to finalise the deal. it was supposed to be in place by tuesday. iran's foreign minister leaving the negotiating table. there's speculation he may need to consult others there. >> could be a snack and a surprising proposal on the table. because it goes beyond what the mandate has been. >> and we are going to have more
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on that nuclear standoff between tlain and the west in (troip and the evidence -- tehran and the west if you are heading to greece good luck finding an atm that works, greece a step closer to default. the prime minister confirming the country's banks will close on monday after a weekend saw numbers much people queueing up to get their money out. ment banks are on the front line as they move towards defaulting on the debt payment. barnaby phillips has more from athens. >> reporter: they have come to the european union office in athens to shout defiance. the left wing protesters say no to a bail out, no to the imf. this crowd is small. a majority of greeks are frightened of what could happen in the coming days. the prime minister is struggling to reassure his people. >> translation: what is required
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over the coming days are sobriety and patience. deposits in the greek banks is insured. as are the payments of pensions and salaries. whatever difficulties might arise should be faced with re solve the more cold-bloodedly we face these difficulties, the quicker we overcome them, the milder the consequences. >> as the prime minister spoke, more greeks were rushing to the cash machines to get money out while they could. sophia told us she'd been here for four hours waiting for the machine to be restocked. she said she never thought it would get like this, the government has to go. so are we talking about a return to drachmas on sale at the athens flea market. beautiful old money. most greeks see eurozone membership as proof of progress after the turmoil of the 20th century.
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greek people are in a difficult position. the government is telling it to vote no to what it says are insulting terms from creditors. the opposition warns it's the government that brought greek to the edge of catastrophe. >> imagine trying to run a business in this environment. the lighting company is doing well. it exports most of its lamps to other parts of europe and the middle east. the man in charge tells me the uncertainty is crippling. >> translation: if you don't have stability in business, you can't operate. prolonged negotiations over the past five months, where every day something different is going on, it will happen outside, not just to the businessmen, but customers as well. >> reporter: athens is humming with rumours about what will happen next. euro or drachma, economic collapse or belated salvation. the week ahead could shape
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greece's destiny for decades to come. another financial crisis - why some call the financial situation in puerto rico the new grease. and a set back for spacex and n.a.s.a. questions raised about pritizing america's space race.
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o the vice president making a surprise appearance at the emanuel church in charleston. he went to two services for the service of the pastor clementa pinckney and came back to show solidarity with the church and families in the church that were killed. there was another service for reverend, a pastor and mother of four at the church. >> reporter: it's crunch time in porto rico the electric company is $9 million in debt and faces
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a bond repayment next year. last week the head of the company and head of the territory development bank resigned. puerto rico is $73 billion in the red and there's questions as to how many bills can be paid. it's the people of porto reactiono and are -- porto rico that are feeling the heat. >> reporter: at this family home they are making drastic changes, airconditioner is going off, windows open and lights dimmed to change money on electricity which has rich. the latest bill is close to $700. in past months it's been over $1,000. >> you are choosing your eyes looking with one eye. let's see what comes up this month. >> reporter: this man says the financial burden of rising costs forced him to have difficult conversations with his family.
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>> i have to talk to them about this. you have to be conscious about it. it's not ease which to get $1,000 every month and put it down the drain because of electricity. >> reporter: the electricity is supplied by one company, it's in debt to the tune of $9 billion and the infrastructure is crumbling. >> people in porto rico have the best service and price. everything that is possible. that is not how people feel. they are not getting the best service. economists say problems with the electric company are part of a broader systematic failure. porto rico's economy has been in trouble. but with more than $70 billion of debt the government faces chaps of shutting down now,
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more than ever many feel the island nation needs a workable plan of action. >> the economist says porto rico is a broken island that can be salvaged if those in power work quickly. quickly. >> we have to put long term interest before. this is not political much >> reporter: the crisis is growing deeper and there's talk the islands in defaulting. it's an unincorporated extension of the united states. but there's no sign of aid. porto rico's economic woes have some calling it the greece of the caribbean. unemployment is 14%, heath care is in crisis. 11% cuts to medicaid and
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medicare. doctors are leaving at a rate of 500 per year. more than 200,000 puerto ricans fled the islands in. kate long is a market commentator and researcher on the government and public agencies, and we want to thank you. in a nutshell why is porto rico broke. it's part of the united states. >> that's true. if you look at detroit. it was another place that generated a lot of debt. revenues went down people left. it was hard to support the size of the government and the debt service. >> like the district of columbia, is there a threat that it could go belly up or would uncle sam come to the rescue in time? >> i don't think they'll go belly up. what would happen is bondholders would kik losses on the bond. services will be provided to the people. and they'll struggle through the
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next couple of years with less money. >> how concerned should i be if i'm o bond holder. >> it's a little murky. >> that's not what you want to hear. >> there's 17 classes of bonted. some will be paid some cut. >> there's talk about the u.s. opening its doors to cuba. how will it look when the united states says here we come because we are going to bring economic development to cuba, and we are worried about economic development in porto rico. >> it's a good question. these are political decisions made on the part of the government. we'll have to wait and see if the president and the treasury are ready to help. >> is puerto rico hurt by the fact it's not attached to the mainland. i remember when washington dc was going through its economic woes congress was there.
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is anyone in washington paying attention or is it an island in the storm all alone. the president had a test force with the white house for two years, there has been oversight and the treasury has been involved. it's quiet. they prefer that they take the steps necessary. is that the best thing. if this were front page head lines, would all of a sudden people say let's fix peurto rico because it is part of the united states. >> if they take control of porto rico it may have to take control of illinois. the federal government holds back and preference for legal and constitutional reasons, they need to let them fix the problem them. >> in washington they reported a receiver may we see that in
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puerto rico. >> the model is not likely to be adopted by congress. it takes sovereignty away and the decision making away from local governments coming up in "the week ahead", tehran's foreign minister leaving the latest round of nuclear talks and heading back to tehran what that means for tuesday's deadline to cut a deal. officials identified the suicide bomber behind a mosque in kuwait.
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welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm del walters, here is a look at your top stories. millions taking to the streets to celebrate pride weekend, parading in europe south america and asia the flag waving in cities celebrating the supreme court ruling in favour of same-sex marriage the second of two prison escapees in new york have been taken into custodyies. david sweat was mound in
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constable, two miles south of the canadian border. he was shot upon arrest. he was convicted of murder in 2002. on the brink of financial crisis greek will not open their banks on monday. the move coming after european officials refuse to extend a loan for greece. athens is suspected to repay 1.8 billion loned from the imf it's sunday night time for a look at "the week ahead". another deadline is approaching. with reports of tehran making demand on key point there's talk that the deadline will have to be extended again. the supreme leader saying iran will sign a deal with the international sanctions are lifted first. how did we get here? >> reporter: november 1979 - students stormed the u.s.
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embassy in tehran. taking 52 americans hostage. the carter administration hits back with economic sanctions. but fails to win broad-based global support. a lack of international backing stretches into the '80s, and '90s hampering effort by the regan and clinton administrations to isolate iran over nuclear trance mission. >> a lot of our neighbours were doing business with iran and didn't have the bad history. >> reporter: by 2006 a global sensis was taking shape after president defied an order to stop the nuclear programme. >> that caused a lot of concern not the community as a whole.
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>> reporter: in december 2006 the u.n. security council passed a first round of sanctions, binding up member states to enforce them in june 2010 iran's oil proists were added. in 2012 europe followed suite, cutting iran off from official channels for moving money in and out of the country. game changers decimating iran's economy and forcing them to the nuclear negotiating take. in 2013 under the leadership of reformist president hassan rouhani agreed to curb portions of the nuclear programme in exchange for a park lifting of sanctions. >> with negotiations in the final stretch. the thorny issue is when and how to do away with the rest.
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iran wants all actions annulled. the u.s. wants them suspended incrementally with a mechanism to reinstate if iran violates the deal. now, the u.s. and tehran reached the agreement back in april. it was a comprehensive plan to limit tehran's nuclear programme over the next 15 years, it left out several issues to be addressed in the counter round of talks where we are now. some include the nature of the inspections and the supposed at which iran can expand nuclear infrastructure are. the latest development, iran's foreign minister leaving the talks, headed to train, and wept back to talk to leaders. it is expected to return on tuesday. the executive director of the american-iranian council, and a senior fellow at the harvard university joins us from boston. what should we make of the fact
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that the iran yn foreign minister has left and headed to iran. is that posturing. >> it's two issues. one is that it follows a bilatter at meeting with the u.s. secretary of state john kerry, and there were some details scuffed in that meeting that may require further discussions in tehran. in addition as you know dr mohammad javad zarif's technical expert who heads the nuclear ex-parties team is not -- experts team is not able to follow him. there's further consultations, knowing they'll go past the deadline indicating that dr mohammad javad zarif needs further clarity on what he can do. >> what do you make. fact that mr mohammad javad zarif has left and is headed back to tehran? >> i think iran is in front of
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an important decision, some are technical, and some more policy or policy in nature. first of all, they have to great the final parameters of the enrichment programme. the people want to hear. it's one of concerns of the p5+1. and that is a policy decision. in the first case what are the right taken to the military side. they are all for the verification of the agreement, and making sure that iran complies with the undertakings and the compliance has an effect on the sanctions. how people are going to package it. and how it is based on the performance. these are performances.
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>> negotiations between the u.s. and tehran, and p5+1 is the u.s. paying too much too large a deal in this negotiation. >> within the p5+1. the most powerful player is the united states. we know that the negotiations started in 2003 and failed in 2005 because the e.u. powers could not get a green light on washington. america's involvement are paramount. and, of course the bilateral relations between u.s. and iran are marked for so maniors, and play into the negotiations because there's a deal of mistrust. there are other issues that each member... >> when you talk about mistrust you talk about the russians and the role that they play. is it surprising to you that their role has been quiet since the initial round of talks in
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april? >> they've been engaged. as we go closer to the final deal and since making progress through the interim deal and the political framework, many. issues have been resolved. what it comes down to as mentioned, partially how does the sanction regime look like where we can be removed, and a major player is the united states and how does iran correspondent with those lifting of sanctions and verifications and monitoring for the nuclear programme. >> aside from the fact that it sounds bad politically i heard experts say the longer the clock ticks, the worse it is for iran. is that true in your opinion. >> no, let's look at the next few days and see what happens. with the negotiations during
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this long it causes additional complications in making the case. i'm a little optimist. maybe it slips a couple of days in a week's time we may be wiser. >> we had a guest on the programme saying no deal would be disastrous. if others wanted to invited tehran, we'd look at a force of a million soldiers and a costly war making iraq look like child's play do you agree. >> if i look from my perspective, i don't think the only option is innovation there are ways and meals to start this out. i don't see that we are in this situation where we have a war.
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one of the things and we were talking about this and we learn after the invasion of iraq and was posturing because she fears the neighbours in the middle east. is that red line political posturing, trying to make it seem like it's a tougher. let me mention about the harmonies, the red line that came out. >> they want the sanctions to be lifted. >> i tell you why this was the case. the relationship has been troubled. every time there has been promise, from western powers there'll be sanctions or removals. they backtracked on that.
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they are trying to make sure that the national interest is kept at bay. and they are guaranteed that sanctions occurred: iran get to the end of the bargain. there were major concessions. was yet to be seen because of red lines. they were to give iran more power. iran is soars about its own end of commitment. the executive director thank you both for being with us. >> thank you for having us. >> here are some of the other event in "the week ahead". tuesday - new jersey's governor plans to announce he'll run for the presidency wednesday - mcdonald's to
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pay a dollar more than the minimum wage. and wednesday - oregon plans to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, there's no licensed retail stores in the state to sell the drug kuwaiti officials identifying a saudi man as a suicide bomber that attacked a shia mosque. we have the latest from kuwait city center mohammed jamjoom. >> kuwait's ministry identified the bomber that killed 27 people and injured 220 as a saudi citizens. the interior ministry say he took a fight, and hours later he entered the mosque blew himself up in the horrific attack that shocked cow wait unlike an a -- kuwait unlike an attack that happened here instaying a sense
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of fear. the interior ministry announced other arrests in relation to this attack. on friday hours after the bombing. it was announced that suspects would be detained. saturday, the drive of the vehicle, the owner from a kuwaiti government trying to reassure citizens from all the way up to the amir from the country, to the parliament and cabinet. they said the kuwait must stand united. this is a resilient country and they'll fight terrorism. fighting every resource we have seen security on high alert. also par sting borders and protected more vigorously now. foounizian -- tunisian
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police searching for more suspect. the lone gunman had help helping them before a terror attack. a plane load of tourists are leaving tunisia. we have a chance to talk to some left behind. >> reporter: this is where one of the tour ists she heard gun fire and ran to hide. but fell at this spot. and this is where a couple were shot by the gunmen. one of sousses most attractive beaches is the scope of the worst attack on tourists in tunisia's history. >> i thought these things happened in london, paris or big cities. i was not expecting something to be happening here. it's a dramatic thing. >> many came a long way to enjoy a vacation. dreams that were shattered on the beach of the imperial hotel.
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hundred of tourists packed and returned home. those that stayed came to lay flowers at the site of the shooting. >> i feel very sad, really very, very sad. we brought some flowers yesterday. we cried, of course. we are not afraid. we think it's only an attack. but it's death for these good people. this quiet company. >> the people we met recount the horrors during the attack and can't understand why someone would kill tourists. but all say they may not comeback to tunisia. >> nothing in the future. no. >> reporter: why not? >> i'm scared. that's probably what they wanted. i have two children at home that i miss very much. yes.
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>> translation: i feel sad for the tunisians who face hard times in the future. it's a country that needs to boost its economy so people can find jobs. >> the government says it will increase the number of troops it has on the streets, and will shut down mosques accused of inciting violence. for the tunisians that work in the tourism industry, the march on the beach is a message of defiance that they continue to work despite the uncertain times. this is where the gunman came from, and opened fire killing 38 people. the attack raises questions and led to an increase in security procedures in one of the most popular tourist destinations in north africa shock and confusion - next amateur footage showing moments after a fire breaks out at a water park in taiwan plus another mission failure for spacex what went
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wrong minutes after take you have. -- take off.
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only on al jazeera america. ships from a number of countries rescuing 3,000 migrants on sunday part of 60,000 refugees saved this year alone, the men, women and children plucked from at times unseaworthy boats, launched by human smugglers from libya. italy is sharing most of the expense more than 500 people in a taiwan park were injured on saturday. those arrested were employees, park employees, and could face charges. erica wood has more.
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around 1,000 people were dancing to a d.j. at a water park when coloured theatrical powder thrown at the stage ignited. >> reporter: amateur footage shows within seconds members closest to the stage were engulfed in a massive fireball. they ran to get away. more than 500 suffered burns, especially to the lower legs. >> everybody was running and pushing each other. we saw a lot of people whose skin was burnt. it is like hell. >> almost 200 were reported to have been seriously injured, some in a critical condition. everyone was screaming and bleeding, blood was everywhere. >> reporter: paramedics were called to the scene, many were treated on the ground where they lay. others made their own way to the closest hospitals. in the morning, some of the
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emotional parents of the victims arrived to be by their bedside. >> translation: just a small child that went out to have fun, now on the verge of death. >> reporter: his 18-year-old daughter suffered burns to 19% of her body. >> today it is with a feeling of great sorrow i visit these people victims of the powder explosion. the main purpose is to promise the relatives that the government will do what they can to help them, and will investigate who should take responsibility. >> reporter: many from the crowd are suffering lung injuries, the cause of the fireball is being investigated, but police are questioning the organizers of the event. the local mayor announced a ban on the coloured powder used at public events climate activists from a number of religious groups gathered at the vatican, wanting to thank the pope for his
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publication on climate change. pope francis urged world leaders to sign a public agreement to limit greenhouse gas and linked climate change to contributing poverty around the world. back here in new mexico a group of scouts were taking part in a trek. heavy rains led to flash floods. for were swept away. the body of a last scout was claimed later. there has been deaths in recent years from lightening strikes and tornados. kevin corriveau joins us to talk about the weather. >> that's right. flash flooding is a big killer. we have a lot of weather this past weekend, and weather across much of the eastern sea board. we have two parts of that. we see rain to the north-east
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flooding to new england, as well as thunder storms down here along the gulf coast. it's really across parts of illinois and missouri that we were watching the thunder storms. we have a tornado watch that is in effect and includes parts of st. louis, up until about 11 o'clock. so we'll watch that carefully. over here towards missouri it's a thunderstorm watch, and they are not huge but will cause gusty winds and hail across to area. here across the south-west we are picking of showers. i want to show you the scale of circulation, know the clockwise circulation with the clouds and rain. it's an area of high pressure and is responsible for all of the heat we a seen across this area and palm springs at 104. notice the colours into the interior of california and the valley. we are talking about
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temperatures into the high 90s, and low 100s that will continue and has been responsible for the outbreak of killed fires. tomorrow, not a let up in the temperatures. so the wildfire will continue. we'll escalate because it is dry across the region. >> thank you. n.a.s.a. and spacex investigating the explosion of an unmanned rocket. happening 2 minutes after lift off. it was bound for the international space station, and loaded with research equipment. tom ackerman reports. >> reporter: the falcon 9 rocket owned by spacex broke apart two minutes into the night. the company said the upper stage blew up due to overpressure in the liquid oxy known tank. >> there's no negligence no really problem with this. it shows the changes that we
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have facing engineering, and challenges of space flight in general. >> the rocket was carrying more than 1800 kilos of food supplies and scientific experiments. this was the 7th such mission by spacex. which had a 1.6 billion supplies contract. all but this had been successful. on two previous flight the company was unable to carry out a safe landing on the first stage on a drone ship in the atlantic marking an advance in the quest to effect reusable rockets, a cost saver for trips to mars. >> it was the third launch failure of commercial space missions in recent months, and a rocket owned by another company exploded after lift off last october. russia's robotic progress fell back to earth in may, short of
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reaching the station. >> n.a.s.a. officials say despite the latest setback, the i.s.s. crew is not running short of provisions s. >> we are in a position position in terms of containing the crew continued to protect the schedule going forward. continuing to do research. >> and the space agency is on track to carry astronauts to the i.s.s. again, on u.s. vessels, rather than depend on russian rockets. the rockets man to send a shipment to the i ss next week. if it success a three man crew will take off in july. coming up when al jazeera returns, after two months of price increases, there's good news at the gas pump. an old favourite setting a record in theatres this
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some good news for motorists - gas prices are falling, the cost per gallon dropping. in the nine weeks before that you saw gas prices jump $0.42 per gallon. small businesses has been described as the economic engine. while the number of jobs are growing, some are feeling the effects of the swathe recession. kristen saloomey went to a family-owned company in connecticut to see what if anything is holding it back. >> reporter: since kelly took over her father's sheet metal business, the workforce is like family. that made the tough economy of 2008 painful. >> it was horrifying. i would shut my door and cry. the company, sound manufacturing, lost a third of its" and kelly had to lay off
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half the workforce. sales are picturing up and so are the hiring. job growth is strong companies are hiring at rates not seen since before the recession. the economy is not growing as much or quickly as anyone would like. >> tony of the local chamber of commerce says small businesses are held back bip uncertainty, especially with a looming presidential election. >> businesses don't feel like it's predictable. what they expect next year in terms of cost. whether it's taxes or labour costs or health care costs. they remain cautious. and although employment is rising, not to the degree that anybody likes. kelly agrees until recenty she avoided having more than 50 employees, since companies that size are required to provide benefits she worried about the cost, but feels the economy is
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getting stronger. our sales levels are back to pre recession numbers. not only are our sales numbers back but the ord of quantities are returning. we are really optimistic. optimistic, but like small businesses taking a cautious roach to growth. sound manufacturing boasts 53 employees. plans to add three more this summer. jurassic world is the biggest movie of 2015 and continues to shatter box office records. it is the fastest film to earn $500 million in three weeks. jurassic world bet avengers. and the dinosaur sequel taking in more than $54 million at the box office beating inside out, which made 52 million. thanks for joining us i'm del walters in new york.
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we want to leave you with a look at the empire state building in new york city, where they were dancing in the streets, part of gay pride celebrations in new york chicago, and around the world. i'll be back later with news. stay tuned, "faultlines" is next. >> every year, the u.s. imports more and more produce - fresh fruits and vegetables - from mexico. and every year, wages have stayed the same for the people that harvest that produce - sometimes the last people to touch the fruit bought by u.s. consumers. but after years of long, hot days and stagnant pay, workers left the fields and took to the streets to demand better working conditions - and a living wage.


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