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. >> more cracks in a key relationship. hamid karzai and washington wrangle over afghanistan's future security. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also ahead - rescue workers pull bodies from the rubble of a collapsed supermarket in latvia. >> i'm tim friend at london police headquarters where detectives are investigating the case of three women held as slaves for 30 years.
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>> welcome to the program. afghan tribal leaders are meeting for a second day to discuss a crucial security deal for the united states. both sides have not been able to agree on when to implement the agreement. at the loya jirga meeting president hamid karzai said he wanted the deal signed after elections. the u.s. want it completed by the end of next year. it sets out rules over jurisdiction and power of troops that will remain in the county, we'll get more from jane ferguson. the u.s. said it's not practical or possible to delay signing the deal. clearly comments took everyone by surprise. >> they did. they have been described by journalists reporting the story as a bombshell for afghans as well as those in washington. it's likely those stateside woke up to unwelcome news, something they were not planning for.
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they hoped the jirga and the parliament would approve the task. and then it would be a complication, a small matter of having it signed by hamid karzai. now we have two administrations with two different view points. the u.s. are saying it needs to be signed by the end of the year and hamid karzai saying it won't be signed at all before april. that will overshadow these negotiations at the jirga, which was meant to be about the draft. not about when it would be signed, but the issues here, interg afghan homes and milt -- interg afghan homes and military bases. on the first day of discussions everyone is talking about the fallout from hamid karzai's speech. >> there appears difficulties in hammering out the deal. what is on the agenda for today there? >> well, today, being the second day, it's actually really the first day of really getting down to looking at this draft deal.
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there are about 2,500 representatives present here. they are in the compound in the large hall behind me, down the hill, and now they are looking at the draft. they've been divided into about 50 committees - to make them smaller numbers so they can realistically debate each and every point. that will happen today and tomorrow. al jazeera has been down there talking to delegates who feel a little downtrodden by the row that erupted between washington and kabul saying they feel like they are pawns in political names. they feel as if the future of their country is overshadowed. is president hamid karzai taking it seriously and is the draft a serious indication of what is happening in the future. they have that hanging over their head as they go through each and every legal point. >> thank you. libyan militias handed over
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control of many of their bases to the army. fighters from misrata and other cities withdrew from tripoli. residents have been angry at the militias. more than 30 were killed when fighters fired at protesters. the government says there's no room for militias. >> translation: the evacuation from armed groups from the city of tripoli includes the evacuation of all armed groups. all should hand over military compounds and ut ilties to the army. >> a group of u.s. senators are pushing for tighter sanctions on iran, it came as in effectses with iran and p5+1 entered a third day. the iranian economy suffered. so far there has been no breakthrough in trying to persuede iran.
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iran refuses to give up nuclear enrichment, insisting it's for peaceful purposes. >> 25 have been killed after a supermarket roof collapsed in latvia. rescue workers are searching for people in the capital riga. workers are planting a garden on the roof, when it came in. >> it was crashing. most cried and screamed. it was sure those after the first collapse would not be alive after the second. is it >> translation: i left the supermarket eight minutes ago. now i feel sorrow for those there. >> they were building a playground. >> joining us over the phone from the capital, riga, is our reporter. what can you tell us about the collapse and bring us up to date on the death toll.
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>> hello from riga. the numbers are changing all the time. 25 dead at the moment. three of them firefighters. 40 have been rescued, 28 hospitaliz hospitalized. that is the latest information authorities are giving us. >> how difficult has it been for the emergency services to look for survivors. they have pulled some out, but it is a huge building. >> it is, and the space where they have to work is limited. we know that the foreign governments have offered help. latvian authorities are saying, "thank you, but no long you. we have all the equipment and mann power." the area is so big, they have to do it slowly and carefully so as not to injure anyone else, if someone is alive under the rubble. >> we understand the police
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launched a criminal investigation. what more have they been saying? >> not much. actually, yes, the criminal investigation has been open. we know that the building is - it was open in 2011, two years ago. we could say brand new building. there are speculation about the quality of the construction works. and that is all there is, speculation at the moment. >> that was from our correspondent in latvian capital, riga. >> hundreds protested in kiev about a government decision to suspend a trade deal with the e.u., following a refusal by a party to pass an appeal allowing a woman to leave for medical
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treatment. >> an off-duty police men in lisbon take to the treats. budget cuts do not mean reduced pay but a risk to national security they said. they stopped short of entering parliament. in britain, three women have been freed after apparently being held captive for 30 years. two people arrested in connection with the case have been bailed. >> tim, this is an extraordinary case. what more details have emerged? >> well, the police are piecing together the life that these three women led for three decades in this very ordinary suburban house in south london, a very nondescript secret, we are told. the police are not saying exactly where. the women were held for 30 years
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without the neighbours suspecting that something was wrong. it's been described as the worst case of modern slavery in the u.k. ever. the policeman in charge. case says it's the worse incident of its sort that he has ever seen. the women are now in a place of safety. as you can imagine, they are boning counseledly, looked after. a charity played a crucial part in all this because the women apparently saw a television program talking about people who they immediately recognised as fellow victims, and they managed to make contact with the charity who contacted the police. this rescue operation began and was carefully coordinated and we understand that the women were able to walk from the house - or at least two of them initially, on their own where police were waiting to receive them.
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as you say, an extraordinary case, but the police are still very much in investigation mode, trying to discover exactly what was taking place during the three decades. >> and, tim, what more do we know about the state the women are in, and the conditions under which they were held in. >> well, they are described as traumatised. there's no suggestion that there was sexual abuse in this case, but it's been reported that they were physically and mentally abused during their time in which they were enslaved. they had, according to the police, what the detectives described as a limited amount of freedom. but this is being described as a case of slavery. the two people who police were questioning have been released on police bail until early next
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year. we understand they are not british nationals. it's possible or it's been reported that they may be married. they are 67 years old. they are a man and a woman. we don't know more about them other than that. but certainly they will be - watch very carefully by the police in the meantime, and as i say women are being cared for and the police are carefully piecing together the bits of information that they are able to get from them, given they are traumatised. >> tim friend a new scotland yard in london. thank you. >> over the last 24 hours we have been running an exclusive story about malaysia's lizard king. an al jazeera investigation revealed he's still running his victim. he is again being investigated,
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and his wife. >> it's been two peeks since typhoon haiyan devastated parts of the philippines. people are trying to rebuild. plus... >> a grassy noll - these are places over the world. this city prepares to mark 50 years since the assassination of j.f.k.
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>> welcome back, this is al jazeera. these are the stories making
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headlines: afghan tribal leaders are meeting for a second day to discuss the role of american troops after 2014. the u.s. wants a deal, but the afghan president wants to postpone it until next april. 25 people have been killed after a supermarket roof collapsed in latvia. emergency workers are searching for people stuck under the rubble. among the dead are two firefighters. in the u.k. three women have been killed after spending the last 30 years as slaves. a man and woman arrested have been bailed until january. they are suspected of being involved in forced labure and certitude. >> russia freed 10 more of activists involved in a sea shepherd ship. bail was set at $60,000 each. hearings continue. one detainee has been ordered to remain in prison until february.
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the greenpeace ship "arctic sunrise" entered water in september. some attempted to scale an offshore drilling platform owned by gas prom. the group was detained. activists were charged with piracy. investigators changed it to high schoolism -- hooligan. >> sm. if guilty, they face seven years in prison. >> the economy is projected to detract by 4% in greece. there is speculation that more cuts are on the way. >> politicians in pakistan are blaming the government for failing to cut drone strikes. five people were killed in a u.s. drone strike in a religious
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school on thursday. >> thousands of families are stranded in evacuation centres in tacloban, two weeks after it was hit by a typhoon. some started rebuilding their homes with whatever they have left in their neighbourhoods. >> even within the low-lying city of tacloban, some areas were hit more than moment. houses by the sea splintered and washed away. on the outskirts of town some rebuilt on a low marshy ground, pulling the pieces of their house back to the foundations to start again. people said they'd move to somewhere safer if the government provided it. there's no sign of that. >> translation: i like it here. i want to stay here, markets are nearby. >> some sturdier structures survived. others washed away.
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>> translation: i never thought in my dreams this no more, gone. >> the climate change projected to power more intense typhoons in the future. the philippines government is engaged in an effort to move people away from the areas at risk. with nowhere else to go, it's understandable to people are trying to redo their houses, making do as best they can. the longer they do so, the harder it will be, the government is worried about. thousands are in evacuation centres. temporary bump houses have promised to be built. permanent decisions about where to rehouse those in danger are being considered. >> they have to build the bunk houses. we are working with them to do that. they have identified tracts of land. it will be difficult to convince these people not to go back. >> tacloban streets are slowly
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but surely coming back to life. more people are trading and talking about the future of this town. tacloban's people are gradually adapting to life after this super typhoon. the question is will it be safer if or when the next big storm hits. >> electronics giant samsung is forced to pay $219 million in damages to apple. a u.s. court found it copied features for the older smartphones and tablets. the fine is in addition to $600 million it owes following a previous trial. a third will consider claims samsung's newest devices copied apple technology. >> janet yellen is one step closer to becoming the next head of the u.s. federal reserve. her nomination has been approved by the banking committee. she's at the fed's chair, set to
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replains ben bernanke and become the next female ail head of the central bank. >> a judge in the u.s. has been denied bail. silk road founder has been charged with murder of someone he feared would disclose him. >> ros all brook has been described as trustworthy - both in letters to the judge and in court. >> ross is not a criminal master mind or a killer. >> the man who went by the name of dreadpirate is fighting charges that he ran silk road. >> his mother described the judge's decision as heartbreaking. the family offered to put up $1 million, their home and life savings. the judge denied bail saying
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there was evidence he tried to have as many as six killed. he described albrecht as a flight risk saying he could have access to millions worth of bitcoin. >> albrect had tried to obtain fake identification documents, say prosecutor, and was considering becoming a citizens of a caribbean country. he's described as a danger to society. albrecht's attorney believes he may be relying on evidence from the surveillance program. >> there's a lot of caps in the information gathering that we'll have to explore. >> the government admitted using information gathered by the n.s.a. in two domestic terrorism trials, but not the albrecht case. >> it's concerning for private advocates and criminal defense attorneys. it's making it harder to
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understand how evidence is obtained and to challenge the source of the government's information. >> a website going by silk road 2.0 with dread pirate roberts at the helm is back on line, doing business in drugs. >> air strikes have intensified on the outskirts of damascus. this amateur footage is set to show the bombardment. air strikes hit the north of the capital. in neighbouring lebanon security concerns are mounting because of a spillover from the la. an al qaeda-linked group claimed responsibility for tuesday's suicide attacks on the iranian
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embassy. tuesday's attack on the iranian embassy created a new security fear. it was a take tick that lebanon feared would turn their county into iraq. the group abdullah azzam brigades claimed responsibility. in august the group's leader released a message to the shia of lebanon. they called on members of the sect to abandon their leaders if they continued to support the regime in syria. the abdullah azzam brigades is a well-known group active in countries before the syrian war began. it claimed responsibility for the explogs that targeted a japanese oil tanker in 2010.
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we were told abdullah azzam brigades's used to send fighters to iraq from here. this lebanese journalist pointed out the organization gets its strength from the political environment. >> translation: al-qaeda will be stronger as long as hezbollah is fighting in syria. they do have the capabilities, if hezbollah doesn't publicly claim it is fighting in syria, the group will be weak. >> it did warn of attacks if hezbollah doesn't withdraw fighters from syria: a now months ago hezbollah's secretary-general told his enemies "if you want to fight us, fight us in syria." many say it was a message to hezbollah and iran - it will not be contained been borders. hezbollah has directly accused
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saudi arabia of sponsoring sunni armed groups. many say lebanon is part of an open regional confrontation. >> i think with the flare-up of the war in syria, we'll see lebanon deteriorating into violence and unrest. >> tuesday was a difficult day for lebanon, it was not the first. many warned it will not be the last. >> it's been 50 years to the day that president john f. kennedy was shot dead in dallas in 1956. dallas was described as the city that killed kennedy. alan fisher has more on how dallas tried to move on since those dark days. >> in a place known as a city of hate messages of love. across dallas in 65 locations an attempt to escape the shadow of a dark day and a killing of a
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president. schoolchildren, amateur actors asked to redefine the world few of a place. >>. >> the connection with the kennedy assassination will never be replaced. we in the love project try to change that. so the world those in dallas there were thousands of people who believed love and compassion thrive here. >> now they are trying to make dealey plaza look like november "63 with street lambs and a grassy noll had a makeover. for so long the city tried to ignore when kennedy came to town and the dream or hope was ended. the city discussed knocking down the building where lee harvey oswald took position and fired. preserved behind glass, the place where oswald fired the
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shots, which changed history and changed the way that people viewed this city. the museum let's people learn about the event of 50 years ago, and the sting it left. the 50th anniversary milestone is an important moment. it's a kath arctic experience and an opportunity to share with the world it's respect and a need to memorialize this event. >> in 1963 dallas was strongly conservative. many were angry at the president. it's a different time. dallas is a different place. >> the growth naturally changed the way the city is. a huge influx in terms of immigration, a change in culture, a change in politics. it used to be a republican city. a republican county. now it's basically a
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democratic-led county. >> for many the assassination of john f. kennedy - dallas is determined it would define a city. >> now, they are older wiser and we'll find out if they are funny. monty python announced a return to the stage. >> they threw away the comedy rule back and became an irreverent show ever on television. monty python's reapeered on a london stage to announce they were reforming. it was the first comedy team to exist without punch lines. and to those who didn't get it - sometimes it made no sense at
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all. >> monty python jokes have gone around the world, translated into many languages. why does their humour travel well. it was a question put to them by al jazeera. why does the joke travel so well? >> it's general satire about humanity, so it travels and goes to 98 countries, then they translate it in their own way. >> it's been 40 years since monty python appeared on stage in the u.k. the team admits they are nervous about the prospects of doing it again. despite having a combined age of 357, john cleese, gilliam and others are confident their jokes will make people laugh. >> the new dream liner has caused problems and problems
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