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>> there will. you're watching the news hour from our headquarters doha. these are our top stories. the taliban siege in can rashy. who is leading libya now as there is a ruling.
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and a call to arms in ukraine. far right recruits up rising get ready for a fight. >> karachi airport has reopened after 29 people were killed in a taliban attack. ten gunmen disguised as policemen part of the siege at pakistan's busiest airport. we have more. >> reporter: in another funeral in one of the world's bloodiest insurgency. the unfolding disaster was clear from a far as smoke covered the night sky. just before midnight the rebels had shot their way into the old
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terminal dressed as university. then the army was called in. >> whole security forces confronted them and killed them. it was over in four or five hours. >> reporter: but it's enough to bring up the question of the state of commuter pakistan again. this is the corinth's busiest airport. 16million people pass through here. this is what the rebels brought with them. an arsenal of suicide vests and heavy weapons. the pakistanial tan said the attack was revenge for u.s. bones lose year. and it's campaig drone strikes last year. >> the latest attacks in iraq have killed at least 23 people
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and injured 140. an oil tanker caused the first explosion. that was followed by another car near a checkpoint. we're joined live from baghdad. another day of violence there in that country. tell what's happened in these latest attacks. >> reporter: well, what i can tell you is that in the aftermath of that attack, you already said that the oil tanker and suicide-bomber went in. basicsly the police are very worried there are going to be more bodies under the rubble. they'll be digging out bodies for another four or five hours to come. and where the attack was taken place, the officers of the
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kurdistani party, and they are wondering why they can't secure their assets and why they can't do more to protect their country. not only do you have these attacks happening apart from the south, almost all over the country, but now you've got attacks happening to keep political targets. now the islamic state of iraq have publicly said before they want to draw the kurds into this conflict, and by attacking them and their political offices that's exactly what they're doing. >> what do we see them doing to counter this wave of attacks? >> reporter: well, he sa--we saw one in january and this is a
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controversial operation. a lot of the iraqi curds said that they'll get rid of fighters. they said no that's our job. we're going to do that. that operation has been mounting for two days. there is a big disconnect between what they want in their assets in iraqi territory and what is going on on the ground. >> thank you very much o on the update from baghdad. now libya's ruling that it's constitution was unconstitutional. we're live from tripoli. they're accepting the decision, so what happens next? >> well, it's up to the internal
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national congress to decide how to move forward. they're going to be meeting tomorrow morning, and they really have three choices. one is to reflect ahmed, and they say because that parliamentary party is so slip that will be extremely difficult to do. they could extend the term of the caretaker, the one who was in charge before this all happened. or they could vote for someone new all together. i think many people here would say that there are elections coming up in just two week's time where they will be voting for a new parliament and perhaps it's too short of time to be changing anything right now. it's such a crucial time here. >> why did you courts rule against him in the first place? >> reporter: perhaps it would be the 120 votes needed to pass the
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appointment or the dismissal of a prime minister. but those against him say he got 130 votes. then the session was declared closed. the speaker left, and they continued voting. they will tell you that it was legitimate. the positive thing to take from this day at a time in libya where it is a real state of chaos you have all sides respecting the rule of law. which people aren't happy about. it's a positive step. things are unpredictable, and certainly today the reaction is very positive. >> thanks very much for joining us there from tripcally. okay, let's return to our top story. the taliban attack from can rashy. joining us from islamabad is retired general chief khan. thank you for joining us here on
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al jazeera. this is a brazen attack made possible on members of the pakistani taliban into security forces. they've got analysts saying this happens time and time again. why is that? >> reporter: the people they don't know exactly what is going on, so you can't blame the security. i agree. but the point is that the area of the airport is all open. and soon they will go to the place so the area was not good. ten people is not a big income.
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but we should make sure that no one can go into this area. it is very important. but the good point is-- >> the fighters exist in the pakistani security forces, but surely this is a desperate breach of security that needs to be stopped. so what needs to be done? >> i beg your pardon. there are no second relapses. so they know something more than the usual people. the god point is that this attack was the thin ten people
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were killed. >> can i jump in there for a moment. >> i want to know whether the government, does the government have any control over that investigation? >> actually if they don't do a good job, then it's too late. they should investigate this one if detail. when they follow how it did it happen, then they should take action. the problem with pakistan is
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they don't take action after that. they must take action after that. >> general, thank you very much for joining us from islamabad. >> thank you very much. >> general al sisi begins his term as present. one of his main problems is the chronic energy crisis. we take a look at the scale of the problem and a possible solution. >> after years of mismanagement and corruption, there is $20 million in known debts and liabilities. the man who led egypt down this path is hussein salam. he would lead egypt for years well below market rates.
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he mailed billions. even though he was convicted of corruption, we found him in spain. >> do the egyptian people have a right to know what you did with the natural gas. [ laughing ] you find that funny? do the people not have a right to know what happened. >> reporter: his former company filed an about a rectangle of lawsuits asking for $8 billion. >> egypt's treasury has $14 billion of foreign reserves. $8billion. that's more than half of egypt's total--they are doesn'try using just about taking over. >> the problems don't end there. egypt has $6 billion of owed to foreign energy companies. one business is asking egypt for
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a $6 billion in damages in an egyptian lawsuit. egypt is turning to israel who has found vast reserves of newly discovered gas. >> they are very interested to. >> what else could be better? >> last month noble energy signed a deal to secure supply of gas in egypt. to win approval the egyptian government is asking them to drop their $6 billion. the decision to make egypt dependent on israel or energy. >> you can see the al jazeera
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investigative full film on egypt's energy crisis in "egypt's lost power." that will be airing first o of 2058 a all at 20 gmt on monday. >> two men were sentenced to life in prison. three others were given lesser sentences for the shooting in moscow eight years ago. >> reporter: four of the men sentenced on monday were actually from the same family. they were given the life sentences one because he was considered the logistical planner, and then the man who actually pulled the trigger. two other brothers and a former
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police were given slightly lesser sentences ranging between 12 and 20 years. now the prosecutors are very happy with the sentences. they consider this case to be essentially a supreme achievement. you can sympathy with that view especially considering how many enemies she had in russia because of who she wrote and the way she wrote it. these men were acquitted in a 2009 trial so getting to this stage is a very serious achievement, indeed. but there are plenty of people, her family say essentially this is just the gang that carried out the killing. the mastermind, the one who wanted her dead has never been found. that position has been acknowledged by russia's investigative committee, which
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is set for its investigations to track down and prosecute this shadowy figure. a visit comes before direct ta talks before the visit to the united states on iran's nuclear program. >> all countries who have signed an agreement to enjoy peaceful nuclear technology and to the middle east free from nuclear weapons which is a proposal signed by ran, put forward by iran and agreed to by turkey. oupeaceful nuclear technology is the right of every country. >> we're joined live, thank you
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for talking with al jazeera. this is primarily a business trip for the iranian president, but just how close are these two sides? >> well, the relationship between iran and turkey has been very close. since erda wowan took power in turkey. they are on opposing sides of the divine there. still theorem barking on this very important trip. 90 businessmen were on the pla plane, so as you said both sides
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really see the need to maintain a close relationship in certain areas despite differences which are there. >> of course with these direct talks on the horizon between the u.s. and iran that could be a deal in the future, an easing of sanctions that will allow an awful lot more businesses between turkey and iran. >> yes, of course, turkey is one of the direct doors iran has to international trade. 20,000 turkish goods including precious melts, but they have a gas dispute, areas of gas. turkey claims that iranian gas costs too much. they can supply too muc cheaper
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gas from russia. and i don't see any break through on larger things such as support from bashar al-assad from syria. >> three al jazeera staff are accused of supporting the muslim brotherhood are now being held for 163 days. egyptian prosecutors demanded the maximum penalty for them. they want 15 years for missour mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste for 17 years. abdullah elshamy has been held since august of last year with no charges. he insists he will not break his fast until he is released.
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there has been two months of blood shed in the east. david chater reports. >> training on the shore of the sea looping the coast of russia and crimea. the latest recruits to ukraine's battle against the up rising in the east. these volunteers have joined a special force raised by the interior ministry in kiev. they're getting basic training before being sent to the front line in the self declared people's republics bordering russia. just over the horizon are some of the volunteers who have com come from cr crimea. they've also come from sweden, from italy. >> reporter: but the one threat that takes all of these men on howing tis they believe in
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national socialism. they are all neo-fascist. this volunteer has adopted the battle name of murman. >> soon i will not belong to my country. we will be like the indians in america. >> reporter: an one man left behind a wife and child to fight for ukraine. >> i fight where my comrades are. so i feel immediately at home. they let me feel at home, too. >> reporter: further east in russia a rocket sack overnight. this in a city that is supposed to be backing tv. i found the separatist fighters downtown where they showed me around their fortifications in
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the old greek quarter of the city. >> this is a strain, and i don't know what the future holds. in a region we have a look at people but to have less support. >> reporter: the beaches were full of sun bathers making the most of the weather. most of them seemed unaware or uncaring about the war being fought around them. but just along the coast the members of the battalion were standing, too, at dusk under the ukrainian flag. the past is rearing it's head again and nearing the future of ukraine. >> brazilian riots have struck metro workers in sao paulo. the subway staff demanding higher pay have been on strike for the past five days. students are showing their support.
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>> we're outside of the metro station, and you can see riot police are out in front looking any protesters. the metro station is completely shut down. follow me over this way. you're going to see what is left from this morning when a couple of hundred protesters mostly university student activists burning trash in the street blocking traffic in the intersection. that's when riot police came in, fired tear gas and broke the entire thing up. these student protesters were showing their support for the metro workers. they're on strike and the metro workers are causing traffic steyest throughout the city. just less than four days away until the start of the opening of the world cup in the city. >> time for all the weather. let's cross over to richard.
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>> meteorologist: you're a supporting girl, who do you fancy in the world cup. >> oh, i don't know, i'll go with the hosts. >> meteorologist: i think a lot of people do fancy brazil as world cup, but many people have had a go to predict the world cup. back in 2010 they went to a crocodile. and then pandas were lined up to figure out the world cup. but if you have a look at world cup in brazil you have to ask yourself what does home advantage mean? you have the familiarity of surroundings and firm support, but what about climate? can you win because of the climate? if you take out the world cups where the host nation won you have 13. and it tends to be a case where
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the winners familiar with the climate. in 1958 in stockholm it was brazil below won. in 1994 the united states, brazil won. 2002 in japan andee y again it waand japan, again brazil. so in conclusion it looks like it's going to be a south america winner, but i could be wrong. >> thanks. now south sudanese government leaders for another iran of peace--another round of peace talks. we have reports. >> reporter: three years on since indians most of juba still has hardly any decent roads, little clean water and few jobs. the militia turned army are back fighting each other again.
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peaceful communities in west juba get caught in the cross fire. the bullets easily penetrate the brick walls where one person was killed. >> despite a million south sudanese driven from their homes many living in desperate conditions, and despite more than 10,000 killed in fighting between warring army and militia the leaders of these men in uniform have been unable to unwilling to bring an end to the conflict. machar was vice president to his rival, but last year the president sacked his deputy and the two men's tribes went to war. twice they signed a cessation of hostilities, but the fighting continues over it's only source
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of income, it's oil facilities. >> there is much destruction that will cost millions of u.s. dollars to have it attended and make the oil flow again. >> reporter: they are desperate to stop the fighting. this protracted state of economic and political decline have affected aspects of people's lives. people need medical treatment, people are not paid salaries so they cannot afford medicine and many locals have fled the area out of fear. their plans are on hold so they believe south sudan's leaders are committed to peace. >> well, we've got more from africa ahead in this news hour including. >> we don't take the bull by the horns. we will see a revolt. >> we're in a boomtown for oil in ghana where local people say
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they're being exploited by foreign companies. in sport return to go train but will he be fit enough for the world cup. those details later.
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>> hello again these our top stories. funerals are under way.
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an airport is under siege by terrorists dressed as policemen. >> in russia five men are convicted in the murder of anna polikoskia. >> they will commute sentences reducing death sentences to penal labor from life. we go to beirut. what other details do we know about this amnesty. >> reporter: the details are still sketchy but it does address different categories. for example, desserte