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a 5-hour seem at pakistan's busiest airport - the taliban said it carried out the a tack that killed -- carried out the attack that killed more than 20 people. welcome, you are watching al jazeera live from doha, our headquarters. also ahead - it is the first time in almost two decades that an iranian head of state is being received at the presidential palace in ankara. i report from the turkish capital. india's new government rolls out the reforms. we'll be live to new delhi to see who wins and who loses.
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transport workers in brazil's biggest city remains on strike as world cup players begin arriving. - pakistan's busiest airport has been attacked by me dressed as police. the karachi airport was under seem for five hours. the military says all 10 attackers were killed. there are reports that the pakistani taliban claimed responsibility. >> reporter: a deadly attack on one of pakistan's busiest airports. an armed gapping carries out the daring occupation after storming the airport. this terminal is used to diplomats and cargo. eyewitnesss inside the building say they could here loud explosions and gun fire. >> i heard the gun charge, and
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people where like "just lay down, just lay down." we heard gun charge on and off. >> reporter: incoming flights were diverted to other airports as clouds of smoke billowed into the sky. the army was called in. local television showed images of the suicide vests. >> translation: security forces confronted and killed them. they destroyed them. it is good that the operation was over in about four, five hours. >> reporter: karachi is pakistan's financial capital and there'll be serious questions asked about how attackers breached security. airports and military situations are on a high state of alert. no one claimed responsibility for the latest attack on the airport. it comes at a time when talks
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between the pakistani government stalled. it's considered a landmark visit. an iranian president has arrived in turkey, the first time in two decades. they'll focus on trade, security and the war in syria, which strained relations between the neighbours. iran supported the regime between bashar al-assad, and turkey has been a critic. for more on this zeina khodr joins us live from ankara. tell us the significance of the visit. >> well, really, both countries are attaching great importance to the visit. it's been in the making for some time. repeatedly postponed, but the iranian president arrived in the turkish capital. both sides will talk about what brings them together. that is business, economy and
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trade. these neighbours need each other. turkey relies on importing energy sources and they get that from iran. it has been importing iranian natural gas and oil despite the u.s. sanctions imposed on the iranian and government. iran, on the other hand needs hard currency and it gets that from this oil trade. in one way or the other the sanctions have been skirted. turkey paying indirectly with gold, because they can't pay in dollars and euros. both countries have big markets. we are expecting both sides to sign six agreements in a number of fields, including economy, trade and security. yes, they are attaching importance and both sides are trying to project trade increasing to 30 billion by the end of 2015. they need each other. the
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issue of syria drove a wedge between the two countries. how much is expected to be said about that? according to turkish officials that we have spoken to, it has been touched upon. it has not been the focus. they want to put aside their differences. they are unlikely partners. turkey supports the opposition, iranian government supports the president and his government. it will be touched upon, but not the focus. they are far apart. the iranian government believes any solution has to involve the syrian president. the turkish governments wants the syrian president to leave power. no common ground there. they are not going to let that affect their economic ties, because that is their own national interest. a lot has been changing. especially in turkey's policy towards the syrian conflict.
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we no longer see the rhetoric. it seems turkey has come under a lot of pressure from the united states and the west to clamp down on extremists, using it to reach syria. >> zeina khodr live in ankara. we'll get more analysis on this later in the program. thank you zeena. india's president has been addressing a session of parliament. they set out the agenda for the new government, headed by narenda modi of the b.j.p. if i can get you to start by out-lining some of the key paints in the speech. >> it was a wide-ranging speech. analysts had expected to be heavily focused on economic issues, that has been an issue that dominated the public discourse over the elections.
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when you heard what the president was saying, it touched on a number of issues, including poverty signs and technology, development and women rights, and, of course, the economic development, and the need to kick start growth in this country. >> there has been a lot of talk when narendra modi came into power about foreign investment. what has been said about foreign relations. >> well, he mentioned a number of countries, he said that india would take a pragmatic and self-serving role, a forward, proactive role in relation to foreign government, but his focus was on this region. he mentioned china, japan and russia as key partners, and that he would be looking to increase cooperation with the countries. interestingly, the u.s. and europe did not feature on the
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list of top three countries. he made a veiled reference to pakistan, saying his government would not accept exported terrorism. he didn't mention pakistan by name, but as far as security goes the government will look to pakistan to take firm hashures to prevent cross-border terrorism. a couple of issues he did raise was the issue of unemployment and assistance for young people. 60% of india's population is under the age of 35. the president said the government will invest heavily in educational institutions, in infrastructure and job development. of course, the economy featured strongly, saying that infrastructure was key to economic growth, and that the government would be investing in modernizing the railway system,
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in creating a network of fast traipse and to en -- trains and also to ensure 24 hour power supply in india which does not exist at the moment, to make sure that investors are keen to come and invest in india. >> live in deli for us. to egypt. the new president, abdul fatah al-sisi, has taken power. the man that led the military coup last year promised to tackle what he called terrorism. bernard smith has more. egypt's president spoke if the gardens of his new home, the presidential palace. less than a year before it was occupied by mohamed mursi. now the man that led the coup that ousted mohamed mursi is in charge. he used the speech to justify the crackdown on the muslim brotherhood. >> translation: there is the threat of civil war, the misuse
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of religion, and acts contradictory with acts of islam. people are the big losers. in addition there was a bad economic situation. we were in debt here and overseas, and there was high unemployment. now, abdul fatah al-sisi says the priority is fighting terrorism. >> reporter: he never named the muslim brotherhood, but in a thinly veiled reference, the new president said there would be no reconciliation with anyone he said had adopted violence against egyptians. >> translation: in order to achieve national dignity, social justice and coexistence, there'll be reconciliation with everyone that sees egypt as his or her nation the those that kill the people of egypt have no place on our pass. i'm saying it in a clean cut way. those that kill the innocent and the honourable people of egypt have no place on our path. >> abdul fatah al-sisi promised
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economic reforms to improvement investment and the life of the poor. there was a commitment to fighting corruption, and on issues that brought down the last man, mohamed mursi. al jazeera continues to demand the release of its journalists detained in egypt. three al jazeera staff accused of supporting the muslim brotherhood have been detained for 163 days. on thursday egyptian prosecutors demanded the maximum penalty for them and wants seven years in gaol for peter greste, and 15 for mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed. the lawyer for another detained al jazeera journalist abdullah al-shami, requested his immediate release on medical grounds. abdullah al-shami has been held without charge since august and has been on a hunger strike for
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four months. he insists he will not break his fast until he's released. sudan arrested another opposition leader for criticising actions in darfur. he was detained after blaming security forces for a search in violent. families in somalia face the threat of disease after a camp for intrnally displaced people was flooded. food is scarce, medical supplying running low. we have more. >> they were already homeless. now flash floods swept through their camp making their plight more desperate. soldiers from the african union mission to somalia have been trying to help. their efforts are limited. for the moment there's nowhere else for the families to go.
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we sleep in the water. i have four children and we have eight consecutive nights in the water. we are homeless day and night. we don't know what to do. if you can do something for us, please do it. >> reporter: flooding comes annually to parts of somalia. heavy rain took everyone by surprise. having to live, cook and sleep here increases the risk of disease. >> translation: we don't have shelter or school. we are starving. in the night we stay in the water and don't have a place to sleep. we are suffering a lot. the children are among those most at risk. this is the grave of a child killed by the flood water. the floods which flashed in last monday killed him. too many children are dying or don't have medicine and shelter. the waters will subside.
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the camp may be moved. local officials fear more will die before relief arrives. and still ahead - we'll take you to ghana and tell you why the oil discovery off its shores is only benefitting a few. and the power of prayer - the vatian hosts -- vatican hosts middle east leaders but is it enough to pave the way for peace? >> i'm trying to go to school and get a nice job >> you're only 22, you can turn this around... >> and some just don't >> he actually told people in the halfway house, that he was amazed that they had given him parole >> the system with joe burlinger
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welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. these are the stories making
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hour headlines - security forces are back in control of pakistan's busiest air force after it was attacked by heavily armed men. 22 were killed during a 5-hour seem. pakistani taliban claimed responsibility. india's president set the agenda for a new government headed by narendra modi. croading inflation, invest -- controlling inflation, investment and a sales tax will be the focus in the coming months. iranian president hassan rouhani arrived in turkey. the trip will focus on trade and security and the war in syria, which has strained relations between the two neighbours. joining us from london is the former iranian diplomat and analyst at the center for iranian studies. the two sides are going to focus
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on trade, energy trade, improving economic relations. and as our correspondent said, they'll touch on syria, can they afford not to talk about syria or work anything out, seeing that they are on so distant from their stance on syria. >> well, i think it will be difficult for them to work anything out, gist the fact that they have such divergened views and given the fact that the rift over syria essentially brought to an end an era of unprecedented cooperation between rain and turkey since the iranian rev lieuing, because reynie and turkish relations shn bad for the years before the advent of the islamic recep tayyip erdogan government in turkey, and things were going in
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a point of view way until the - you know, until the rift over syria. i think that what they have decided to do is to put syria aside and concentrated on other issues from which they can both mutually benefit. >> do you think they had unprecedented relations. do you think they can get back to the level of relations now, given the divergent use on syria. >> i think that, you know, if iran is able to overcome the dilemma over the nuclear issue with the 5 plus "news one now with roland martin," -- 5 plus one and ease the sanction, and what happened over the world, the export of gas is an
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attractive opposition with europe and can only be done through turkey, so turkey, iranian relations assume great importance and these are things to look forward to, as well as the fact that germ trade between rain and turkey reached unprecedented levels as a result of iran'st lated information could expand and turkey could use iran as a means for exporting its product to central asia and to countries in the persian golf. there was a great scope of cooperation in the economic field, if relations can and will include as they are distinctly showing signs in that direction. if the sanctions against iran are eased.
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>> good to get your thoughts on iran, turkey relations. thank you. ghana's economy is booming, in part thanks to the discovery of oil in 2006. not everywhere has the spoils. >> reporter: the prospect of oil money brought this qualified marine mechanic to the port town. but he is disponted -- disappointed. >> i would like to work in the oil industry. when you seek employment they say you are not skilled. >> reporter: chinese-american companies descended on this land when barrels were discovered. since then the area doubled in population. this man works for one of the companies, too scared to be identified because talking to the media for the trade union leader could get him fired. >> we are not allowed to have a
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union. foreign workers ask for the same job. >> reporter: trade unionists say some of the oil companies are beaking the labour laws. >> clearly we need to take the pull by the horns. >> in a statement hali burton says: >> reporter: despite having reserves ghana has to import i will to meet energy needs. all the oil extracted are exported. people are frustrated about that. the country has no refineries. farmland ground and soaring prices are making the tribal
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elders angry. there's the pollution with the extraction of oils. >> there are issues of minor pollution, oil spills. some companies have been fined because of irresponsible pollution. the government says it's too soon to see the full effect of the discovery of oil reserves. last year ghana earnt half a million in revenue. new wealth that many are waiting to see. >> a palestinian and israeli presidents embraced after a prayer service in the garden of the vatican. pope francis incited mahmoud abbas and shimon peres to -- ib vited mahmoud abbas and shimon peres to pray. nick spicer has this report. >> reporter: you can no longer say peace in the holy land hasn't a prayer. pope francis welcomed israeli and palestinian presidents in a meeting to put politics aside
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and to prove their prayer is powerful. >> translation: jewish, christian and muslim leaders head pass ims from the sacred text. reading the ceremony to show there is always reason to hope. face making calls for courage. it says yes to encounter, no to conflict. yes to dialogue, no to violence. yes to negotiations, no to hostilities, all of this takes courage, strength and tenacity. >> oh, lord bring comprehensive and just peace. and the region to the people and the middle east will enjoy the fruit of peace, stability and coe existence. never would i forget the
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bereaveded families. all my life i shall never stop for peace, for generations to come. >> reporter: the israeli prime minister is not here. binyamin netanyahu is the real israeli decision-maker but refuses to rz the new unit -- recognise the new unity government. earlier in the day the pope thanked people around the world for prayers for peace, on st. peter's square palestinians came to plich ahead of the big unprecedented counter. >> i'm very happy for this meeting and for the break in middle east, and for the peace of - for my people. >> it all ended with a handshake, and the planting of an olive tree as a symbol of hope and the desire for peace.
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relatives of the met passengers on the missing malaysian airliner are campaigning to raise a $5 million reword. it will be paid to anyone coming forward to pay for the grns. >> a man and woman in las vegas killed two police officers before killing themselves. the police officers were targeted whilst having lunch. the pair entered a wal-mart store later and shot a person. police say the female shot the male companion before turning the gun on herself. transport workers in sao paulo voted to continue a strike despite it being ruled illegal. sub way workers refused to go to work for four days. the timing is crucial. it could lead to transport chaos
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ahead of the world cup. football players started to arrive in the country. political leaders in columbianded their campaign. encumbered president juan manuel santos faces oscar zuelegar. it comes as f.a.r.c. fits that its actions led to many deaths. >> reporter: the race is neck and snek before the run of elections the peace process with f.a.r.c. rebels is at the center of the campaign. the rebels and the government took responsibility for the crimes committed. now there is a chance that millions of victims will be heard. negotiators say including them in peace talks will be key.
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. >> president juan manuel santos is focussing on that in his campaign. >> translation: we are so close to peace, that's why i need the mandate with this process, which has been planned and executed. >> reporter: his opponent oscar ivan zuluaga is campaigning on jobs, health and security. he, too, has taken a stronger stance on negotiations, promising to talk to the rebels if certain conditions are met. >> we are willing to negotiate peace, but it must be based on justice and respect for the victims. peace requires that the rebels seize all attacks. >> on the last day of the campaign both candidates decided to go after the revolt. their millions of farmers, what is at stake is productivity and
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security. for decades farmers suffered because of the armed conflict. that's why juan manuel santos must be reelected. >> translation: we have endured years of war. it's time to live in peace. if there's peace, the money used in the war should be invested in other things. >> they believe promises of jobs, subsidies and credits will bring peace to the country side. if we do well with the farms, the violence will end. if we go hungry, what options will the children have. >> 16% did not vote in the first round. both candidates believe they need the votes. 32% live in the country side. now that the campaign is over, next week's race will be defined by politicians, who are reaching out to columbians in remote areas. every vote counts.
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