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windstorm. >> can affect and surprise us. >> wow! some of these are amazing. >> techknow - where technology meets humanity. . >> this is al jazeera america, i'm richelle carey in new york, here are the top stories. [ chanting ] thousands of people from around the world show their support for refugees trying to get to safety in europe frustration today in a small town in washington state after prosecutors refuse to indict police officers for killing a migrant worker who threw rocks
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at them. >> of course there's militarization of police, a perception, and that is a sad reality police nationwide - standing by the use of equipment you see in a war zone serena williams is unquestionably the biggest draw in professional tennis. you may be surprised to learn she's not making the most money. we begin with the worst refugee crisis the world has seen in decades. thousands of protesters gather in major cities in the u.s. and europe to show their anger over the treatment of people fleeing war-torn syria. one of the biggest rallies was held in london. thousands marched to david cameron's office, demanding that he open british borders.
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he has called, allowing 20,000 more into the u.k. as of the end of june, around 200 have been let in. in new york hundreds gathered calling for the u.s. and canada, and all european countries to accept more refugees. this week president obama called for allowing an additional 10,000 refugees, and to the u.s. in poland the government banned a protest planned against the country's decision to take more refugees. instead a prorefugee rally was held. human rights watch says eastern block countries are treating the asylum seekers like animals. in madrid crowds demanded spain take more than the unspecified number it committed to. >> we begin with barnaby phillips in london. >> reporter: it's a simple, heart-felt messages that
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refugees are welcome in britain. the mood was festive, the crowd optimistic that by coming out in large numbers they can shame their government into taking in more refugees, and, in particular, syrians fleeing conflict. >> germany and sweden is taking in more than their fair share. i believe we should take in the same number of refugees. >> basically, i want people to treat me well if i happen to flee england. so that's why i'm here, really. >> this was piccadilly in central london. it took an hour for the crowd to march past our position. the british government argues it gives more in foreign aid to help syrian refugees than any other country in europe. the thousands coming out in central london say emphatically that that is not enough, and britain should do more an impressive turn out doesn't mean the crowd is
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representative of britain as a whole. many british people feel the country has taken in too many immigrants in recent years. the prime minister david cameron will want to be in step with public opinion on the refugee crisis. for all the passion on the streets. he may feel he's done enough in new york city, demonstrators called on president obama to let more refugees into the united states, courtney kealy was at that rally. today she joins us live now. this week, the white house said that the country will allow in more refugees, more refugees from syria, but people at this demonstration are not happy with that. >> no, they are not happy at all. in fact, they say the international rescue community recommended 65,000 refugees settle annually in the u.s. and the number by the obama
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administration - rent lit revised, it falls short of that. [ chanting ] >> reporter: hundreds of people gathered in new york city on seat in solidarity with the syrian refugees. a lone protestors stood far from the crowd, but those rallying made their feelings clear. that bashar al-assad and i.s.i.l. must be tweeted, and the u.s. must let many more syrian refugees into the u.s., than the 2,000 resettled here since 2011. the obama administration says they'll accept up to 10,000 syrian refugees which starts this october. people say it's not nearly enough. many fear retribution by the bashar al-assad against family members in syria if they speak up, but tell me privately details about families divided by war and under siege by the
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regime of i.s.i.l. >> i want to got and see my mother, who is waiting for me. >> reporter: this man came to the u.s. with his father and brother. they have a unique love. >> his mother and stepbrother are trapped in raqqa. >> the first thing that i ask them, what is number one goal, what do you want to happen in this life. >> the number one answer is i want to go to syria, i want to see my family. i want to go by the beach. i want to eat falafel and hummus, i want to visit my father's grave. that is what the syrian people want. >> he serves as a public voice of syrians too afraid for their
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families to speak publicly. >> i tell the u.s. government you need to do more the rally in the new york city was organised by groups, including facebook organising group - new york city in solidarity, let them in. >> and the quitter handle hashtag nyc says welcome. >> syria's war put the refugees in the spotlight. that is not the only place from where people are fleeing in search of safety and a better life. >> many afghans are paying thousands of dollars to people smugglers. >> reporter: there is the first step on the road out of afghanistan. the passport office. numbers show the desperation brought on by deteriorated security and a poorer economy. >> there is no security. there is suicide attacks. there's bombing. what kind of situation is it.
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there is nothing here. >> reporter: getting a passport is the beginning. it's getting a challenge that is a big challenge. the most desperate is turning to men like this, a people smuggler who says business is booming. he says recent high approval attacks in kabul killed six afghans in august alone, sending client numbers sky rocketing. he was seeing 10-15 a month, now it's 10 times that. it's not cheap. >> people with money who choose to go by air pay about 26,000. if they go partially by road it's $9,000 to $14,000 per person, a cheaper way if they are willing to go all the way from kabul to germany by land, that will cost $6,500 to $7,000. >> the mainland root goes flow
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rain into turkey, turkey to bulgaria, and through romania, serbia, hungary and austria. that is where the journey ends. refugees have to make their own way. >> this smuggler does not off a sea route, it's too dangers. >> translation: young boys, 12-14, were shot and killed on the border between iran and turkey. >> reporter: they were not his clients, who he says has a 5/50 chance to reach europe. people are so desperate, they don't care. >> the passport office is processing 7,000 a day. what once took a few hours takes a few months or more. this man is getting passports for the family, it's not just terrible security. >> >> translation: people don't have a job here.
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young people want to leave. there's no work, job. that's why everyone is getting passport. he says he's not sure how his family will travel, but they plan to go to europe any way they can joining me to talk about this refugee crisis is michelle, president of the refugees international. and we appreciate your time. so the number that president obama has put out there for the united states is 10,000. in the u.n.h.c.r., they have tried to push the number to 17,000. whether it's 10,000 or 17,000, do you think that number is enough. >> no, it's not a high number. and we were hearing before the greece crisis, that the government is taking 15,000-20,000. it's a public recommendation that it's moving in the
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direction of taking refugees. i would welcome that statement, and i hope the numbers will increase, and i welcome public opinion as it manifested in new york. >> how do you think the process will play out. will it be a lengthy process to get people here? >> well the u.s. has a structured settlement programme. it's been operating for years. the vetting system is thorough, sometimes we find it is too long. to have a serious process is important to maintain the credibility of the system. the time it will begins, taking a year, if not more, in some cases. >> tell us about what the
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vetting process is. >> well, once they make submissions to the state department. they are analysed and taken to the statement of fallen security. and the application used or reviewed by the department of defense and other agencies. there's a vetting process. one point that is worth underlying is the u.s. settlement process is particularly recognised because it deals with the most vulnerable. taking victims of torture. women head of the household. people well difficulties to adapt in an asylum country. you are looking at people at the moment, it's a great quality of the settlement system. >> we are in the middle of a
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presidential campaign in the u.s. there are canned says that raised questions about who the united states is letting into the country, whether there's safety concerns. i thought it was worth discussing what the vetting process is, whether some of those concerns were, in fact, legitimate. >> well, i think it's legitimate. any government has to protect their own country. i would like to remind viewers that refugees are people fleeing persecution, they are fleeing murder, they have been fleeing trends violence. knebilityy to work -- impossibility to work and live in the cities. these are the victims in the conflict. i resent the idea that refugees are globalally a threat. they are not. fear of a fifth column, yes. the vetting system is solid.
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and i trusted that can weed out the occasional risk. again, the u.s. looks at the most vulnerable people. that, in itself is something we think is undesirable. >> so many are just children. thank you so much. from refugees international. >> thank you next week al jazeera america is bringing special coverage of the refugee crisis in europe. tune in seven eastern for the latest on desperate journeys and a look at the refugee resettlement a mexican farm worker was killed by police in pascoe washington. wednesday, the prosecutor declined to bring charges against the officers. this week local organizers have been trying to rally the community and protests in this
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name. another day of demonstrations in the eastern washington foreign community. we have heard from the man's family and community organizers, pascoe continues its consistently peaceful but persist tent calls in relation to the death of this 35-year-old migrant farm worker. people are gathering despite a legal disappointment on wednesday, the local prosecutor declining to press charges against the officers that shot them. several organizers said there has been police reforms, prosecutions in other parts of the united states and ask why not here. >> they continue killing our people, our community members. some of you are holding up the pictures of all of these people that have been shot down across the land. at least across the land they are getting some justice. some of them have been in gaol.
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some officers have been arrested. but some of them are getting nothing, like we are leer in pascoe. we are not going to accept that. organizers refused to give up hope in some measure of justice and accountability. and they put their hope in washington state where the governor asked the attorney-general to review the case, and local place are still investigating former tennis star james blake is speaking out about being tackled by an n.y.p.d. police officers, and says he wants the officer file. keep watching. blake is standing inside the manhattan hotel on wednesday when an undercover officer slammed him to a ground. the officer mistook him for the suspect in a credit card ring. the mayor and police officer force have apologised. the officer is on desk duty.
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blake appreciates the apology but thinks that is not enough. >> i am sure this is not the first time police brutality happened and i am sure it's not the last time. i want them to apologise to the people this happens to that don't have the same voice i have. i want those wrongs to be right as well. here more of james blakes interview 8 o'clock eastern, 5 o'clock pacific. urban shield - it's a trade show, one displaying the latest in law enforcement equipment. it takes place against the back drop of mill torisation. >> reporter: the federally funded trade expo draws in law enforce. agencies across the country, al jazeera visited after the unrest in ferguson, and since then a
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parade of high-profile officer-related shootings increased public concern over the militarization of police. >> this is an armoured vehicle from the city's police department. it's an example of what is making some people uncomfortable with a perception that there's a militarization of law enforcement. people here say that the trade show is not just about guns and weapons, but about providing product to first responders and product for natural disasters. >> granted it is the world's largest tactical exercise. we encompass medical, fire and bomb squads and search and rescue. so all the disciplines are here. >> reporter: indeed, the other half of urban shield is the exercises. in in training scenario terrorists attacked a hospital. a swat team comes in for the
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rescue. the threat local police point to to justify military-grade assets. people are concerned. should they be concerned is there a perception or misperception of militarization of police? >> of course there's a perception of militarization of police. that's the sad reality. it's a shame. the fact of the matter is police do not get to say "no, we are not going to the call", "this guy has high-powered weapons, we are not going", they don't have a choice last year city of oakland hosted urban shield. public pressure forced them to drop the event. he's held now half an hour's drive away. protesters came out this year, wanting urban shield shut down. >> a lot of people are murdered by the police. they are too quick to respond to everything as though it's an
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emergency situation. >> urban shield, in its ninth year, and funded by half a billion programme called the urban area security initiative will go away any time soon. >> reporter: still ahead - royal visit for the deadly mecca crane accident. the vow saudi king is making to the victims. that story coming up. thousands of japanese flood victims return to their homes. we look at the devastation when we come back. >> and wildfire increases 300% since yesterday, tomorrow it will be a critical day, as well as better weather. more details on that when i return. right after this. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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more on the weather. it's been a tough time for the state. >> it has. we have been dealing with parts of oregon and washington. now we are going to california, as we go from september to october, going to an active fire areas. i want to show you what is happening here on google earth. you can see it closer in, where the fire is located. we are talking to the south-west of lake tahoe and south-east of sacramento. it's a large area. we are talking about 64,000 acres. and we are talking 10% contained. tomorrow is going to be a very bad dayville. -- day as well. we are talking bad air quality from central california to the south. this will be in effect until sound evening because on monday we do expect to see better weather coming into play. now, temperatures across the weather are in the high '80s, and the relative humidity, low
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teens, we are talking about 10-15%. tomorrow temperatures will be warm across the region, as we go to monday, we some down. we are expected to see more clouds in the area, as well as the possibility of rain coming into play. also some rain happening across the north-east. that will continue for portions of the north-east. portions will clear out as we go into tomorrow. it will be boston that may be the big problem at least 16 are missing after flooding caused by the 18th typhoon to hit japan, the water is receding, many have nowhere to do because their homes were destroyed. we have this report from the north of tokyo. >> the typhoon season in japan is not over. work has begun to plug the gap.
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against the weight it collapsed in the heavily rain. a city of joso was immersed. cars and buildings in the vicinity of break didn't stand a chance. thousands fled their homes. they have been staying in evacuation centers set up in schools and other buildings. for the extended family, after two nights, it was time to leave. >> we have to clean up. my parents are frail. i have small kids too, so i don't want to bother other evacuees. >> reporter: first he took his parents back to check the home. the water was gone, but a layer of sticky mud remained. >> translation: i don't think we'll use anything at the house, we'll ask children and grandchildren to help clean-up. they'll find themselves here. the skies and receding waters in some places allowed men to begin
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the clean-up. here, a long line of people waiting to dump their destroyed positions. >> the water and mud claiming most of what was left behind. the disaster has a big impact on the local economy, particularly farming. this man and his wife worked the land for 30 years, on this day they were supposed to harvest rice, instead they were clearing debris, and seeing if any of the drop could be saved. large parts remain under water, with boats the only transport. it's here that japan's self-defence force is focussing its search for the missing. >> the area is submerged so we cannot go there. we are using boats and going around each house at the time. it won't have been the last major storm of the year. so while this part of the country begins to dry out. everyone is looking to the skies hoping the rain stays away from
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here next on al jazeera - explosions at a restaurant filled with a breakfast crowd. a cooking gas accident kills dozens in india. details coming up. plus, presidential candidates stretch from one end of the country to the other this weekend. what they say next. and later - she's the biggest attraction in tennis. serena williams is not the highest paid woman in the sport. we'll tell you whos. -- who is.
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>> at one time i felt that selling cocaine was my purpose. >> as the amount of drugs grew, guns came in. >> the murder rate was sky high. >> this guy was the biggest in l.a. >> i was goin' through a million dollars worth of drugs every day - i liked it. it's hard to believe that a friend would set you up.
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people don't get federal life sentences... and beat them. >> they had been trafficking on behalf of the united states government. >> the cia admitted it. welcome back to al jazeera america here is a look at your top stories now. [ chanting ] outrage and cries of racism. rallies held across europe today. protesters demanded european countries accept more refugees fleeing syria, thousands gathered in major cities from london to warsaw and madrid. many countries are treating the refugees like animals. demonstrators joined a rally in new york city, calling on the u.s. government to do more. the u.s. took in more than 1500 refugees since 2011.
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president obama called for 10,000 more over the next year. advocates demand asylum for as many as 65,000. organizers in pascoe washington are trying to rally their community after a mexican migrant worker was shot and killed by bliss. -- police. the prosecutor declined to bring protests an explosion in a restaurant killed 89, leaving many injured. it happened 5,000 miles north of new delhi when a gas cooking cylinder exploded, triggering a second blast nearby. >> reporter: the explosion took place inside a residential area at about 8:30 local time. police originally suspected the explosion to have happened inside a busy restaurant when app gas cylinder exploded. but they are found over the
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country, in restaurants and in people's homes. they don't usually cause this damage. police suspect the explosion took place next door in a 3-storey home full of mining equipment. specifically mining explosives, and that, with a busy restaurant, in a busy residential neighbourhood is why there was so much damage and lives lost. many of the victims were taken to surrounding areas. this being a small town, they couldn't handle the movement. the government is promising compensation to victims and has launched a full investigation to determine what exactly happened. >> that report from india. >> officials in saudi arabia are blaming wind gusts for causing the deadly crane collapse at a holy shrine killing 107. saudi arabia's king travelled to mecca to visit the 238 people
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injured in the accident. he surveyed the scene at the grand mosque. some injuries so severe officials are worried the numbers much deaths may rise. we have details on the investigation so far. >> reporter: hundreds of people were inside the grand mosque when tonnes of construction machinery came crushing down. as the crane toppled over it broke through the roof of the building. under neeth underneath hundreds were praying. they stood no chance of escape. from the other side grainy images give an idea of the stormy whether outside. you can just see how far the ccrane arm fell. and the panic people people felt outside the mosque. people inside couldn't see it coming. a witness that spoke to al jazeera on the phone shortly
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after said he almost died. >> i escaped it narrowly. no one had a clue what happened. it's compared to a bomb blast. >> emergency crews were dealing with dead and injured for hours. >> translation: the incident happened at 5:23p.m. due to the rain and wind speed as high as 83km. it caused the crane to collapse, causing death and injuries. >> many gathered for the hajj pilgrimage. it's the busiest time of the year in mecca. saudi authorities say they launched an investigation. but the proceedings will go ahead. >> i would like to convey the condolences of the mosque and the crown prince to the families involved in the incident. >> there's construction all around the grand mosque. cranes surround the complex, part of a million expansion project. the sheer number of people converging on mecca create
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security and logistical changes. in the past that's resulted in deadly stampedes. safety measures have been upgraded. the incident may have happened during high winds and rains it could cause a look at construction work at this site. the saudi authorities are taking the incident seriously. at the same time they say hajj is going as planned spanish police made an arrest in the disappearance of an american woman who vanished more than five months ago. 40-year-old denise tim vanished while hiking along the pilgrim trail that runs west to south-east across north-western spain. police arrested a man on friday after officers discovered the body of a woman in the area, where she was last seen. they are trying to determine if it's the missing arizona woman. >> a busy weekend for the
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presidential candidates. on the democratic said bernie sanders is making a second trip to the red southern state of south carolina. he rallied crowds with a call for a reform of the criminal justice system. for the republicans, john kassig and fiorina is in new hampshire, jed bush opened a miami field office in his home state of florida, where he praised the relationship between cuba and the u.s., ted cruz campaigned in arizona, where he stressed a plan to defund planned parenthood and moved to an event with rick santorum and rand paul. donald trump is spending a lot of time in the states. earlier today he attended a rally in iowa. last night on the tonight show with jimmy fallon, he continued to make no apologies for his remarks on immigration.
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>> i think apologising is a great thing, you have to be wrong. for instance, if you... [ clapping ] . >>..they want me to apom guise because i -- apologise because i brought up illegal immigration. i took such heat for the first two weeks, did i take heat. ultimately it turned out that i was right. now people that reported on me are saying thank you very much not sure that they are saying thank you, but trump is as confident as ever, enjoying a group gr a university poll, shows him leading the crowd of republican fields with support from 27% of likely caucus voters. trump has been critical of the iran nuclear deal. it turned into a battle on capitol hill. as ali velshi reports, the president is likely to win this round. >> president obama is practically assured of getting his way on the nuclear deal.
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his administration negotiated with iran and five other world powers, after democrats in the united states senate blocked republicans from introducing a resolution of disapproval aimed at killing the deal. senate mitch mcconnell promised to reintroduce the resolution, it's likely to be blocked. the political manoeuvring for the president to avoid a veto will add to the divide. we'll see more as congress approaches a september 30th deadline to extend the funding of the federal government. iran will rape benefit in 2016, curbing the programme in return for a lifting of sanctions. ultimately, that is why the iran parliament will approve the deal, despite a debate on merits mirroring the one in u.s. congress. i was in iran as the deal was being concluded and every iranian with whom i spoke supported dialling the country's
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nuclear programme back, if sanctions are lifted. iranians are suffering from inflation. iranian oil has been cut off from global consumers. that will change. iran will have to contend with oil prices that have been cut in half. over the last year and a half. iran's economy will see positive change. don't expect the diplomatic dualling from washington and tehran to end soon you can see ali velshi "on target", every week night 10:30 eastern on al jazeera america the socialist jeremy corbyn is the new face of britain's opposition labour party. nearly 60% of voters back the former union organiser over three sent rift rivals. for the first time in 30 years the party yip's leadership is in the hands of the hard left politician. analyst credit the devastating
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lose to david cameron's conservative party back in may california is re-engineering a medical marijuana injury to take it commercial and heavily taxed. last night legislators approved sweeping changes to the nation's oldest medical marijuana system. doctors will let the doctors now that the state licences growers, distributors and sellers and test products for consumer safety. the laws will go in effect in 2017, that's the expectation. next year californians may vote on legalizing recreational marijuana. in year's episode of third rail. imran garda and his panel discuss whether i.s.i.l. troops that change their mind before committing acts against the u.s., should be fully prosecuted. here is a preview. >> i think the operative decision he made once there was not to do this.
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and i think that has to be considered when he comes home, and this issue of the message. there are many young people, yes, in the united states, in britain and other places that are doing this. and this message that is being sent by saying regardless we are sending you to prison for decades, perhaps for the rest of the your life. it's not going to bode well. >> is this a redemption story waiting to happen. a success story where this kid - we don't nope, we are not in his head, we don't know what he truly believes. are we missing the opportunity of a redemption story, and maybe someone that can help to de-radicalize others to say i was there, i was in your shoes. >> i think you don't want to treat every case with 30 years. you want to create deterrence so more young people are not
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getting on a plane to turkey and radicalizing their friends you can watch "third rail" form night at 6 eastern. 3 pacific despite yesterday's loss serena williams had one of the best years of her career. she is still arguably one of the biggest attractions in the game. she is not raking in the most money. joining us live is james mcmanus with why serena williams has to fight for the report we say she deserves.
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former u.s. boxing champ jones junior is becoming a russian citizen. he was granted citizenship by president vladimir putin, he requested it when they met in the ukranian region of crimea in august. sit with that for a minute. russia has been publicizing prominent westerners that have been praising russia over the ukraine serena williams commands respect was an athlete. when she lost - it's hard to say this - ticket prices to today's finals plummeted to $270, down
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from $1500. hers is the biggest name in tennis, all of tennis right now, she lags behind her peers when it comes to earn gower. >> gabriel elizonda has nor. >> the biggest star in women's ten us out. in the final two relatively unknown names in. it's a big hole to fill. by any standards serena williams had a great year. despite the loss, her dominance of the sport is not matched in endorsements. she's won 21 grand slam titles, ahead of her competitor who has won five. in 2014 williams earnt 11 million in sponsorship, half of the 22 million maria sharapova earnt in the same year. ♪ i feel pretty >> reporter: "i feel pretty", that's the title of this film cementing her place as a tennis
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player and sex symbol. serena williams is seen as an athlete. that has not helped she is 47th on the forbes list. of the seven tennis player, she's dead last in endorsement deals. the question becomes why? >> there's an issue of race. there's an issue of sexism in terms of serena williams. she's a unique character. she's an amazing tennis player, incredible woman and beautiful lady. she's got the goods. >> reporter: with an estimated $50 billion spent on sponsorship and celebrity advertising, dean says it's about brands asking themselves business questions. >> don't forget if you bring on a celebrity you are looking to develop more customers, what is the target, the profile that you are after. potentially serena williams doesn't fit the profile. they research it but other
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sports people are more relevant for their brand. >> if williams was hoping a grand slam would gain her endorsements and close the gap on more well-paid rivals, friday's defeat likely will not help. we are joined by james mcmann us who has been covering the u.s. open, and jane, good to talk to you as always. >> you, too. >> let's broaden this out. first of all, the women's side sold out faster than the men's for the first time ever. what do you attribute that too? >> serena williams, clearly. that's a short answer. people really wanted to see her complete the calendar grand slam, and i think that is the easy answer, as to why it sold
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out before the men's final was sold out. the first time that ever happened. i understand very much that the endorsement picture - serena williams is not on the top of that. there's probably a lot of reasons for that. i don't know that they necessarily reflect all the interests in serena williams now, even though she lost. she's still, arguably, the top american athlete, the top woman to play tennis. she made history with her on serena slam even though she didn't get the calendar slam. she has legions of fans who want her to come back next year and try to do the same thing over again. >> let's talk about your reasons, your colleague tweeted: a lot of people feel serena
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williams deserves more money but he tweeted in that dar in way - it doesn't work that way. we know. in gabriel elizonda's package we spoke to someone that said sexism and racism may be part of that. what is it. is it more simple or complicated. what might be at play. >> i would point out forbes had two women on the list. endorsements are not necessarily a reflection of wins. you get prize money for that. in the wta, women are rewarded generalsly for winning -- gern outlinesly for win, it's one of the few sports women are paid on a par with the men when they succeed. you have $130 million in prize money for the women. and the next is women's golf. and the numbers are $60 million in prize money for the year. you can see the number two sport is not close to women's
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profession tennis and what women can earn. that's part of it. i think, definitely, people who are going to pitch products, you are picking certain kind of people. no non-cav sal. i'm in sport, not advertising. i'm used to seeing people who are authentic. >> who are interesting. >> i'm interested in seeing people who are authentic. as someone reporting and writing about people on the tour, i want to see personality. that's important. you know, that helps me do my job when i see personality, a manicured image. sometimes i imagine that advertisers will go for the mansoured image because it's not controversial. >> and serena williams does truly speak her mind and tried to downplay this, and has been diplomatic and said any time that a woman has a type of success, she'll be happy for that, regardless.
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i'm about to bet out of time so i'll ask you - it is greg's fault she lost, right. >> no, this is not. drake is getting horrible rap on this. but the drake was there for the entire wimbledon run. and she won wimbledon. so i feel like, you know, drake shows up once here, maybe he should have been rapping like a mascot for every match. he was not, just there when she lost. it's sad. >> i know you don't want me saying so, you are the final word. if james mcmanus said we can't blame drake, we have to stop tweeting hashtag blame drake. great to talk to you all the time. thanks, jane. all right. dell wamenters is here -- del walters is here with a look at what's coming on. >> more on blame drake. also, thousands of refugees fleeing wore torn countries, seeking shelter in europe.
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coming up at 8, a look at the rallies in europe and new york, many calling on the government to do more. >> then the tech industry in minority. silicon valley criticized for not promoting a diverse workforce. we'll take a deeper look at what is being done to reverse the trend. 13 years after 9/11, there are victims and more involved in the deft. many are getting sick from the dust. some are dying. stories straight ahead in the next hour. >> thank you very much. and when we come back, we are headed to the red carpet in venice italy. the winners and losers at the film festival. that is next.
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in portugal, a festival to
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light up the night and your eyes. the city of kashkias was lit up for the fourth light festival, including 26 different art displays featuring a variety of light ranging from fire to interactive media projection. the mayor says the festival brings so many visitors, it triples the size of the city's population film director of "drama from afar", won the top store. awards were handed out today. charlie d'angelo reports from venice. [ speaking foreign language] >> reporter: a surprise win for a first-time venezuela director with a film depicting a blossoming relationship between
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a middle aged woman and young street kid. until now he's been unknown, but now he'll be cata palted into a bigger league and give him a huge voice. >> we have had problems. we are an amazing nation, and we'll start to talk to each other. more. and we'll go through i am sure about it. >> reporter: the critics say it's graceful, subtle and because it's in spanish, it will give it much-needed international focus. >> it's a little too enigmatic, it's control. i see why they went for this incredibly assured film. it's strong in what it wants to say. it's mysterious and a difficult film for people to embrace. that's a reason i'm glad it got this award.
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>> the prize for best director went to the argentino's film "el clan", based on a true story. it's about a famous kidnapping family and a 1980s reign of terror in argentina. it's dark, broading with fantastic performances. the biggest was the actor that won best young actor, playing a 9-year-old young solder in beast of no situation. it was his first role, he portrayed a child forced to kill or an african warlord, bringing to life a reality endured by thousands of chin in uganda and liberia. >> reporter: contrasting with the glamour of the red carpet. it engaged with issues that people are concerned about. here, it exploded with images of war, conflict and the vast
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migration bringing hundreds of thousands of refugees from the shores of europe. it is a universal hang wij, and where it can, it will shine a spotlight in the suffering of millions. >> i'm richelle carey in new york. >> reporter: this is al jazeera america, i'm andy dalton del walte walters, with the top story - show of support. refugees fleeing violence. [ chanting ] from europe to new york, hundreds gather in lower manhattan to do more to help refugees here. visiting the injured. saudi's king travelling to mecca after the deadly crane collapse. >> i don't think this person should have a badge or a gun. >> tennis star james


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