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every one of the addict that we spoke to say they are keep, but it's a daily clean. i'm adam may. "america tonight" special >> this is al jazeera america, i'm thomas drayton in new york. let's get you caught up on the story of this hour. >> if it's going to be quiet in israel, it's going to be quiet in gaza. >> the hardest day on the invasion in gaza. >> this is a genocide. >> 469 palestinians have been killed and more than 3,000
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injured. scientists gather for the international aids conference. what they're hoping to accomplish. our sunday segment, the week ahead. >> armstrong is on the move. neil armstrong. >> 45 years ago, this day, man first walked on the moon. we remember apollo 11 and look forward to our next giant leap into space. thanks for being with us. we're about to look life at the united nations in new york. tonight the security council is in an emergency meeting discussing the situation between israel and hamas. neither side showed signs the conflict could come to a diplomatic end any time soon. there were major developments on the ground in gaza today. the military round of hamas
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claims it has captured an israeli soldier. judges moments ago the israeli ambassador to the u.n. denied those claims. >> there's no kidnapped israeli soldiers and those rumorrors are untrue. >> martin dennis, spoke and claimed the capture of the israeli soldier was true. >> when we're talking about a capture of the israeli soldier we are not talking about infantry only, first day that they are fighting the israeli army and all their operations were against the israeli army, while on the other hand the israelis are killing the.civilians. what is happening in gaza, israel is talking about killing civilians. so when we compared both images,
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the civilians being killed by israeli defense army and the israeli troops getting killed by the resistance we have to be proud of our image that we are targeting the soldiers in the field not targeting the civilians and their houses, safe houses. >> can you confirm that al kasam actually has an israeli soldier? >> well, how we are doing that? our asam declared all the information about the military operations. when they said that we have captured that soldier, it's true. and everyone has to deal with that as the truth. >> as we mentioned a lot of new developments. al jazeera's nicole johnson has the story from gaza. >> scenes of celebration from the occupied west bank. as the hamas military ring announced -- wing announced it captured an israeli soldier. >> translator: the israeli army has been hesitant to reveal
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the actual number of their houses yet the magnitude of the operations by el kasam forced them oadmi to admit to their own losses. how can they are conceal the loss of 609 two 0 five -- 205. >> they company didn't say he was dead o or alive, they say ty are checking. for a brief moment, this. . >> this is an honor to the palestinian nation and victory of the palestinian people. we are proud of the men of the resistance as well as occupied palestinians. >> reporter: if it's concerned
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had a hamas has either the body of an israeli soldier or has taken one alive it would be a big achievement for group. >> 2000 it exchanged corporal for a large number of israeli soldiers. if it's confirmed, gaza may be hilt even harder by the israeli army. and right now, no one here wants another night like the one in this town. nicole johnson, al jazeera, gaza. >> delegates in the united nations continue to look for a diplomatic end to the conflict. kristin saloomey is at the united nations, monitoring the situation. >> it's the second meeting in the last two days. how concerned the group has become over the glood blake wood
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shed in that part of the world. the ambassadors se said it was important, they were hoping to hear from the u.n, about ban ki-moon's visit in the region and whether he sees any headway any room for a possible cease fire. that is why he is traveling in the region to help facilitate talks that could lead to a ceasefire. they are likely to hear the about the humanitarian situation on the ground, it was the bloodiest day of the conflict so far with about 150 palestinians killed, about 18 israeli soldiers killed as well. however, most of the casualties are civilian on the palestinian side. the number of palestinians looking for sell ter is also on the increase. the u.n. saying it's getting to the breaking point, running out
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of supplies for these people. all of these discussions are going to be happening behind closed doors. a sign of just how sensitive these discussions are for the international community. we did speak to the palestinian ambassador on his way into the meeting. he said that -- or i should say, before, also, that the ambassador said they don't expect any action coming out of the meeting tonight. but the palestinian ambassador said that's not good enough. he's expecting something more. >> kristin saloomey at the united nations. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu was on a number of sunday morning talk shows. he once again made his situation clear, that the blame for palestinian being situation is solely on hamas. >> this is the difference between us. the hamas deliberately targets civilians and deliberately hides
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behind civilians. three want to pile up as many civilian dead as they can. somebody says they use telegenically dead palestinians for their cause. they want the more dead, the better. >> are secretary of state john kerry is traveling to israel to seek a ceasefire. patty culhane reports. >> talked to prime minister benjamin netanyahu to express serious concern about the rising death toll on both side. secretary of state john kerry is traveling to the region to work on a ceasefire but first he spent sunday defending israel saying this is what israel is doing what it needs to do to protect itself. >> we support israel. >> we support israel. >> this is what he said when he knew he was being watched. this is what he knew he didn't.
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>> it is a hell of a pinpoint operation. it is a hell of a pinpoint operation. we have got to get over there. >> yep, yep. >> thank you john. i think john, we ought to go tonight. i think it's crazy to be sitting around. >> reporter: asked about that he again backed israel. >> war is tough. >> reporter: israeli priement benjamin netanyahu also appeared on -- prime minister benjamin netanyahu also appeared on tv. he says hamas want a high death toll so the u.s. media will ask tough questions. but when asked if he would give any concessions, his answer, no. >> this will deal a devastating blow to the palestinian authority, to abbas, where this criminal action is rewarded. >> reporter: netanyahu has
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rebuked previous calls from the u.s. to ease the siege on gaza. privately, they may not like what they're seeing, but publicly, they are not making demands on israel to make it stop. patty culhane, al jazeera. >> the past 24 hours has been the deadliest since israel began its operations in gaza. you can still hear the sounds in the distance. at least 60 palestinians were killed in one neighborhood in gaza. in all, more than 469 have died in 13 days of israeli attacks. residents of the neighborhood of shua aya, has been hit especially hard. being nick schifrin reports from gaza. >> continued all day and is
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still continuing right now. and as you said, the deadliest day of this conflict at least 13 israeli soldiers killed more than 60 palestinian civilian killed and more than 200 wounded. in fact there were so many wound they'd medical officials say they don't exactly know the exact number. and for those who saw what happened up close or in that neighborhood at the hospital just with a half a mile from here today will be seared in everyone's memory. this is war, and war spares no one. not the medic at gaza's main hospital. his colleague decide when an israeli shell struck his ambulance. cameraman died in the same strike. for a moment, they mourned them together. today, even caregivers need to be given care. >> translator: one hour before he died his daughter called him
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and asked, when will you be back? >> reporter: this war doesn't spare the four-year-old who lost her uncle and her home. she and thousands fled to the hospital courtyard because they thought it was the only place safe from israeli balm. she has 14 residents being treated for wounds. >> when we die god shows us hell but we've seen hell when we're alive. >> reporter: and it doesn't spare the mother who lost her husband. her arm is pierced with shrapnel. she tries to tell her son not to be scared but for her it's overwhelming. ten feet away with the help of this hospital's administrator a mother tells her son, "thank god you're alived." and on the very next bed mohamed
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al jemal holds up his younger brother. last night they moved from house to house. they say each one was bombed. >> translator: they began bombing near my uncle's house so we then ran away, we went to the neighbors and we got bombed there too. >> reporter: this morning they fled air strikes in the neighborhood. just after dawn they took whatever they could carry and got out as fast as they could. from horror. all night and all morning, the israeli military bombarded. it struck homes. cars. more civilians died here in one night than in the previous three days of conflict. what you can't see, palestinian fighters use this area as a base, and that same fighting they killed 13 israeli soldiers. during a brief ceasefire we
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drove in. the deeper we went, the emptier the streets. only afew residents remain. this is in the middle of this neighborhood and you can see right here, this is a u.n. school that has been completely gutted by an israeli strike. if you look down here you can see how empty this neighborhood is and can you hear the constantly sound of israeli drones. just across the street from this school can you see this a house that's been destroyed. on the way out we met this family. israel told everyone to leave days ago. some are just now heeding this call. can you tell us what you saw this morning and last night? >> translator: we heard shelling and artillery and the shelling was terrible. >> we saw shelling and death. we saw the dead with our own eyes. >> reporter: these days death comes nongaza and it doesn't -- comes often in gaza and it doesn't discriminate. i talked to the hospital
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administrator this morning and he says he was already running low on drugs and medicine and supplies before this conflict began because of the siege by israel as well as egypt on gaza's southern border. in the last ten days they have dealt with more than 2,000 wounded and he says if he doesn't get more supplies, more medicine by tomorrow, thomas, he will splip simply not be able to help all the people he expects to keep coming into his hospital. >> our nick schifrin in gaza city. we of course will keep monitoring the situation in gaza and the u.n. throughout the hour. three days after mh17 crashed in ukraine, authorities say they have removed nearly antoinette bodies from the fire. nazaneenm aziri reports. >> had this train, the victims of mh17. european observers can't confirm
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how many bodies have been firmed. experts from interpol and the netherlands will want to begin the gruesome identification process as soon as possible. there are still bodies are missing. they think a corpse of a crew member or passenger is inside. the rescue team has gone, no body was found here. can you just see the kind of damage they left behind. clearly, decomposing corpses need to be removed. but the problem is: crucialt evidence is being tampered -- crucial evidence is being tampered with before investigators have even arrived. those vectors will want to search the debris for pieces of a missile. there is growing international evidence it was hit by a surface to air missile fired from this territory. the flight data and voice
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recorders will help the investigation. these pictures show that at least one of the black boxes was recovered from the site intact. there is huge international pressure on these pro-russian forces and the self-declared government is beginning to talk about cooperation. it says it will hand the black boxes over. >> translator: those objects have been delivered to donetske and delivered under my control. we wait for experts, case the international civil aviation experts and ready to turn those items over to that group. >> for days this area has remained unsecured. there are reminders everywhere of the loss of so many lives. these people died far from their homes. are the victims, the conflict that hag nothing to do with them. nasane mashiri, al jazeera
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acknowledge eastern ukraine. >> netherlands lost more than any one country, 193 people. >> reporting from amsterdam. >> waiting to put the names in the book of condolence. most of those queuing here to pay their respects are neither friends nor family of those who died. they're simply fellow travelers who feel sat ened and shocked by what's happened and the need to come here and show support for those now grieving. >> what's happening in the world it looks like everybody has gone in shame. it's really crazy. i'm really wondering what kind of a world we're living in right
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now. >> i'm flying, i want to leave earlier so i can pay my tributes like this. >> my need to do something, just sign something, lay flowers down and think about all the people who passed away. >> others chose to pay their respects in private. this channel where two of the victims ar, on their way to a conference in melbourne which opened in their absence, with tributes to those who died on mh17. >> we grieve alongside all those throughout the world who have lost family and friends in this senseless tragedy. >> a long time friend and colleague of yoklange, said the chaos at the crash scene in ukraine is adding to the pain
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the relatives feel. >> it is senseless, not helping anybody in my view and reason to be extremely angry and to be extremely sad as well that apparently innocent people yeah are at the wrong place at the wrong time. >> in the north of the netherlands, they hold a memorial service for the victims. in his prayer the priest asked for guidance for those who so influence political consequences of the disaster and prevent further dislaition. an appeal that -- escalation. an appeal that will be echoed across the netherlands, in the days and weeks to come. al jazeera, yament. >> a sun segment a week ahead.
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available for your apple and android mobile device. download it now >> in northern iraq the last local christians are fleeing. a deadline passed to them either converting to islam pay atax or be killed. many of the christians communities have been in place for nearly 2,000 years. the islamic state has also claimed responsibility for four bombings in baghdad on saturday. those attacks killed 27 people. in iraq and syria, there is a growing rift between iraqi kurds and syrian kurds. zena hoder reports in northern iraq. >> two countries that are breaking up. in this corner of northwest iraq the kurdistan regional
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government is the authority on the ground. and it is moving towards secession from iraq. but this is a political fault line. the northwest of syria is run by the pyd, an offshoot of the kurdistan workers party or the pkk. kurds long believe this broke you up their border. on both sides of this border there are de facto kurdish autonomous regions. but they are run by long time rivals who don't cooperate and each blame the other for preventing the movement of people. the traffic however seems to be one way. >> translator: there are no humanitarian corridors to reach the syrian kurds. people are suffering there because of the war with the self declared islamic state. this crossing is the only exit point and the pyd doesn't allow people to leave. >> reporter: this is one of two crossings of the iraq and
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syria. the other has been closed since the kurdish peshmerga took offer the offensive in june. >> pyd doesn't allow people to cross. i tried to speak to them about the humanitarian situation. they said they have orders, they didn't say from whom. >> in exchange for greater autonomy, there is no unity among kurds. >> translator: kurdistan is part of four countries. there are special circumstances in each. and they can decide for themselves. we are not seeking to include those regions in our state. >> reporter: but iraq's kurds control land locked territory. they have good relations with turkey but it has claimed for iran to remain united. it is a complex web of alliances that blurs borders in a region where a new map is being drawn.
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zena hoder, al jazeera, northwestern iraq. >> the vote count in afghanistan's presidential election was temporarily hauled. suspended the audit saturday evening. one candidate's team challenged a group of ballot papers that lacked full names and suggest. both sides were able to reach an agreement and the audit was continued. >> after presidential candidates ashraf ghani and the abdalla abdalla accuse each other of fraud. >> what is most likely that ghani will be declared the winner. even if you allocate a majorities of the fraudulent votes on both sides, ghani
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appears to be the victor. it seems that abdalla will accept the consolation prize of a much stronger prime minister role. abdalla lost to karzai in the previous presidential election, there's bad blood. there's no consult the entire idea of a unity government we're back to square 1. >> wunonce again, the recount continues. fighting aids around the world. scientists are coming together for one of the largest conferences of its time. where the conference stands and where they hop to accomplish moving forward. how the governmental recruits and uses its domestic spies.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. here are the top stories we're following right now. the u.n. security council is
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holding an emergency meeting on the crisis in gaza. this comes after the armed wing of hamas says it has captured an israeli soldier. israel's ambassador to the u.n. has denied these claims. at least 60 have died in the past 24 hours. in eastern ukraine, pro-russian sprafts say they have the -- separatists say they have the black boxes from the plane. at lee 295 people died after the plane was hit by a surface to air missile. deadline passioned yesterday to either convert to islam, pay a tax or be killed, in northern iraq. the islamic state has claimed responsibility for four bombings that killed 27 people.
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it is sunday night and time for our regular look at the week ahead. the 20th international aids conference started today in australia. there are an estimated 35 million people living with hiv-aids but that number is said to be down from a decade ago even as the disease poses new research challenges. we begin with this report from jacob ward. >> antiretrovile drugs have down greated being hiv positive to what was a death sentence to a once a day pill. >> suddenly it became a chronic manageable illness and there's a whole different perspective. because now, they tell you when you test positive, that you can live a normal healthy life expectancy. i know people in their 70s who are survivors. >> but scientists want to do better. this week's conference in
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melbourne seeks on the success of these wildly popular miracle drugs, to make the infection permanently dormant in the body. dr. warren green head of the institute in san francisco and early pioneer in hiv research, says these drugs can permanently interfere with the pathway of death that these viruses tend to follow. >> there are already safe and well tolerated drugs that have been in humans that interfere with this pathway so we love to repurpose those types of drugs as a new host directed, rather than virus directed, therapy for hiv-aids. >> bus just across the city dr dr. jay levy and a 30 year researcher sais suppression of the virus in the body is not
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enough. the so-called berlin patient a man named timothy brown seems to have a genetic mutation that allows him to riz the drug. >> timothy brown, in a way in which you can get more sells that are genetically changed, and bringing about a cure in which the immune system's resistant and that immune system can handle any virus that's left over in the body. >> i thought that well, maybe we can knock out a normal gene and then make the cell resistant. and then the patient team of mr. brown came along and said that yes you can do it in another person. >> they are concerned by another challenge. they worry that suppressing hiv in the body existing
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antiretroviral medicines can cause a resistance to the drug we have. >> if we are throwing these drugs to everybody and whether they are used correctly or not we are going to end one multi-resistant viruses which are now appearing. >> scientists are already beginning to control the virus we know about. approach to a cure and to managing to 2.1 million people on the planet newly i in newly d each year. jacob ward, al jazeera, san francisco. >> a number of those on the way to the are conference were killed over eastern ukraine. the united nations recently released a report saying hiv-aids could be contained by the year 2030.
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many people who have the disease are not even aware that they are infected. part of the reason of the drop of ne the disease in the united states, approved by the fda around a decade ago as a treatment dug but it was also approved as a prevention drug in 2012. i talked earlier to henry chang, consultant for the world health organization here in new york and dr. ron waldman, washington, d.c, president of doctors of the world u.s.a. and a global health professional, george washington university. i asked what we can expect from the conference. >> progress is being made on a regular basis. this wasn't even conceivable just a few short years ago. so the progress on the scientific front has been quite remarkable in helping to reduce the impact of this very serious pandemic.
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i think that not only will a search for drugs to eliminate the virus from the body be discussed, but there are many other interventions that have proven to be effective from a public health standpoint. >> dr. chang you started this point in 1984. it hasn't been an easy road. how far have we come? >> it certainly hasn't been an easy road. but we have come very far. 16 million people around the world where we are seeing receiving lifesaving treatment that you mentioned earlier. it is particularly important, more than ever that we need to focus those who are most at risk population, naming, prisoners, men who have sex with men, as well as try to figure out how can we expand treatment by reducing the price of these medications and making sure that there's enough operational capacity on the ground to scale
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out these various interventions. >> medicines are costly? >> medicines have been certainly a major barrier for people in low and middle income countries to access. the good news is that thanks for advocacy work and also the private sector and various institutional player we've now been able to reduce the price of treatment to as low as less than 100 dollars per person per year. >> dr. walton, i remember reporting on this in the '90s and people taking dozens of pills. what treatments are available now? >> there are a large variety of drugs that are being used, front line drugs, sen like drugs, as dr. chang has said, increasingly available but not to everyone. the medication regimens can be complicated to take, there are side effects to them and i think there needs to be increased
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emphasizemphasis on the preventd amodelsmodalities as well. >> 38% decline from ten years ago. the vast majority of those new infections are in subsharon subn africa. dr. chang, what areas are the world are in need at this time? >> you mentioned subsaharan africa. that's a population that dr. woman had alluded to that we needed to really focus. beyond subsaharan africa, we are seeing the debt rates rise in eastern europe and parts of the middle east. there are various factors that
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contribute to that. certainly a number of countries are not really adopting the latest medical intervention. we need to screen people but also in countries like russia who you have many people who inject drugs driving epidemic, they niece access to proven medical interventions so we can control the epidemic there. >> at least 35 million people are your honor aware that they have the virus. are we missing something here? >> i think stigma and intervention, many countries have laws that crilz hiv-related behavior -- criminalize hiv related behavior. we need to realistically look at the ending of aids. >> can be eradicated 50 year 2030.
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dr. walman is this a realistic goal? >> i don't think they said it could be quite eradicated. i think they said it could be brought under control. >> brought under control. >> there is a big difference there. as dr. chang said, this becomes increasingly a disease that affects the marginalized part of our society. risk factors, all those subsaharan countries, that represent 75% of the infections are the poorest and most and least resourced. so it's -- it remains a considerable problem, and i think even in the u.n.'s estimates, they say that yes, we have the scientific know-how. we have the public health interventions that we know work. this is a problem that can be brought under control. but only if investment is
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accelerated, and if we not take our eyes off the ball. >> we hear rowrts, we -- reports, we hear rumors, a babe has been cured, individual has been cured. is there any truth to those reports? >> i think you're referring to a report for a baby in mississippi. this is someone who was treated immediately after birth with triple combination therapy. recently they were able to find virus the present in this aparticular person. i think again, we've learned that this virus can be found in different so-called recess are voirs in the body and there ar are -- so-called reservoirs in the body, and to talk about eradicating the virus from the body. >> mr. wolman, your thoughts in the week ahead? >> my thoughts are that the week
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ahead is going to bring reports of amazing progress that's been made and that progress needs to be sustained. i think it's up to the part of all of us through our representatives our politicians our representatives in our governments, to decide exactly what it is that we want. but we're starting to see aids being brought back to the field, if you will. we have other issues that are quite important in the health arena in public health in global health and i'm afraid that unless we decide to expand the envelope of funding to address all of these very important issues that are matters of life and deaths, for the most vulnerable and marginalized in our society, we're going ostart to see progress stalling. >> echo what dr. wolman mentioned, it's important to sustain this effort since the discovery of hiv we've come a long way in not only making advancements in treatment and prevention strategies, more than
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ever we need to keep going, otherwise all the gains that have been made over the last, particularly the last three to five years would have been lost. so i think resource, it is obviously important, at the same time we also need to recognize that people where of hiv-aids need to be at the center of the global response. >> doctors, appreciate the work the two of you are doing as well. thanks for being with us. before we take a wrap-up let's take a look at some of the other events in the week ahead. on monday kennedy's nasa space center will rename its center and rename it to neil armstrong, the first man to walk on the moop. coming up next on are al jazeera america, looking back on the anniversary of an iconic
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american moment when man first walked on the moon. >> standing on the surface of the moon.
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>> it's a chilling and draconian sentence... it simply cannot stand. >> this trial was a sham... >> they are truth seekers... >> all they really wanna do is find out what's happening, so they can tell people... >> governments around the world all united to condemn this... >> as you can see, it's still a very much volatile situation... >> the government is prepared to carry out mass
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array... >> if you want free press in the new democracy, let the journalists live. >> welcome back, you're looking live at the united nations. the security council has just finished an emergency meeting on the situation in gaza. the rwandan delegate who is president of the council just delivered this statement a few moments ago. >> members of the security council expressed serious concern about the escalation of violence and the situation related to gaza. the members of security council called for respect of international humanitarian law including protection of civilians.
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members of security council emphasize the need to improve the humanitarian situation, including through humanitarian passes. the members of the city council express serious concern about the growing number of casualties. the members of the security council called for an immediate cessation of hostilities based on a return to the november 2012 ceasefire agreement. the members of the security council called the efforts of egypt to broker a ceasefire as well as those of the secretary general. i thank you. >> once again, we look live at the united nations, the president of the security council just commented on the situation in gaza. as well as secretary kerry's trip to egypt, right here on al
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jazeera america. the federal government has a u.s. counterterrorism program, a new investigation by al jazeera into this network of informants has shed light on the shadowy word of domestic spies. trevor erickson has more. >> encouraging an ohio man to smug computers to militant groups overseas. >> ask them if they need any laptops because that's how the brothers are communicating you know e-mail. >> reporter: this never before seen e-mail is part of an al jazeera investigation of informants. lures muslim men into plots concocted 50 fbi. >> the fbi - by the fbi. >> the fbi thought i was the most well informed on earth. >> he acknowledges that
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informant led sting operations target men that are vulnerability but not necessarily dangerous. >> they are just some unfortunate fool who got caught up in the sting operation. >> al jazeera's investigation raises concerns that since the 9/11 attacks the u.s. government is provoking crimes that otherwise would not occur. >> to what extent did the fbi have a role in enticing enduing, luring these individuals into the crime? the initial sense of who's pushing what agenda is still a gray area. >> rothschild augustin was accused of providing support to al qaeda. in his case, the only connection to al qaeda was a paid fbi informant who is posing as an informant.
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>> augustin spent seven years in prison. >> my only issue, government, look for who you are really looking for. don't bend and break your rules to try and catch the bad guy. you really being crooked as the people you're chasing. >> rothschild is one of the many who have been caught since 9/11. muslim communities across the nation, tevin aaronson, al jazeera, washington. >> to learn more about the informant program in the al jazeera documentary, i talked to faisa patel. i asked her about the consequences of the fbi informant program. >> there are huge consequences and i think the biggest one is the impact that it has on the relationship between law enforcement and american muslim communities. i think everybody agrees that informants have some limited role to play in law enforcement.
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but you have to be very careful in how you deploy these kinds of informants. and the important thing to remember here is. menis: are these kind of informants actually contributing to our national security? what the documentary shows and what many of us who have been working on these issues have known for some time is that a lot of times the kind of people who get involved in these fbi concocted plots really don't seem to be that dangerous. >> once again the documentary on informants will air right here on al jazeera america. this was quite a moment. 45 years ago, half a billion watched transfixed as neil armstrong hopped on to the surface of the moon. >> that's one small step for man. one giant leap for man kind. >> the lunar module pilot buzz
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aldrin followed 20 minutes later. they returned to earth with almost 50 pounds of lunar rocks and soil. over the course of the next three and a half years, ten more astronauts followed their lead. former astronaut leroy chow says he remembered as it was yesterday. >> i was an eight year old kid, watching the scene unfold in the mission control center and just in amazement and awe, as the tense moments there listening to the lander coming down and eagle finally landing and then hearing neil armstrong announce that they had landed. and i remember walter cronkite throwing his glasses on the table. the whole world had shared we forgot about boundaries and borders and countries, the fact that humans were on the moon.
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and the fact that two people were on the surface of another planetary body. made all americans pause for just a few moments. >> shortly after the nasa program, man made its giant leap into another space exploration. the space station sky lab. 1973 and 19 74. april 12th, a couple of, shuttle program lasted 30 years. its mission: help build the international space station. despite the loss of two space shuttles, the challenger in 1986 and columbia itself in 2003. the loss of space station oning international, one russian, covering roughly the area of a football field. october 10, 2010 was a milestone
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in commercial space aviation. virgin galactic, a private company successfully completed a man's subject orbital spaceflight. they're just one company whose goal it was to have a viable space program. then 2013, orion designed to take astronauts into deep space and mars and beyond. first armed mission is expected in 2021. coming up next on al jazeera america, record breaking breakig wildfires in washington state. rebecca stevens many about and remembering an iconic actor. he was the original maverick. the life and career of james garner. to you.
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al jazeera america, take a new look at news. >> welcome back. look at this video right here. it is the largest wildfire, washington state has ever seen. it has burned out of control for the past few days destroying 100 homes and displacing hundreds of
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people. but it looks like this week, firefighters might be getting a break. rebecca stevenson, what are we seeing here? >> this hot air rises up and it creates a cycle of air rising and falling and it's still very dangerous conditions of north central area of washington state. when we talk about the size of the washington state fire the carlton complex, it is raging through oklahom credit the okan, just approaching the size of the city of los angeles. it is also nearing the size of the all time record fire in 1902. in fact in some comparisons it is the same size if not bigger. so we're watching this closely. zero percent containment at this point. the winds are allowing all this dry brush and timber to just rage in flames all the way up to
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the ridge tops. temperatures cooperating, they dropped 20 to 30° since yesterday but the smoke is thick. the gordon valley fire, the picture from idaho, that fire under control and all those wildfires in oregon over the course of the next day. >> rebecca stevenson, thank you. hollywood ledge legend james garner has died. a career that spanned six decades. >> the only time you quit when you're winning is after you've ewon it all. >> garner are start with he took on the germans. he was nominated for numerous
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emmys. >> jim rockford. i'll get back to you. >> he was known for his manly appeal. >> you aren't going to shoot anybody, why don't you put that away before you have an accident. >> garner was are nominated in 1986, are in murphy's romance. >> the screen actors guild presented him with a lifetime achievement award in 2005. >> i don't know if i deserve this award. but please if just for tonight, you forgive me if i act like do i. are. >> one was of a dying million air,. >> dead of natural causes in his brentwood, los angeles home. courtney, keely.
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