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i.s.i.l. fighters say they have beheaded another american and several syrian soldiers this is al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also ahead - the g20 summit closes with a plan to boost the global economy, and an early exit by russia's president. a female afghan mp who campaigns for women's rights is targeted by a suicide bomber. three people are killed. and italy faces a problem
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with refugees trying to find a safe haven. what to do with orphan children hello. a new video appears to show the beheading of a number of hostages, including peter kassig. it appears to show members of islamic state of iraq and levant killing aide workers and soldiers. kassig was captured while in syria, on a mission to help wounded refugees. the white house responded, saying: if confirm, we are appalled by the murder of aid workers, and express condolences to family and friends:
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crossing to imran khan. we have the statement from the white house, saying that they are determining the authenticity of the video. what are you hearing about this? >> well, what we do know is that the video was shared on platforms that are previously called credible. we know that the video has emanated from i.s.i.l. sources, and we know that the video shows the beheading of 12 syrians, i.s.i.l. say that soldiers - we don't know who they are, we can't confirm it. the beheading of the u.s. humanitarian aid workers. in the video, the reason for the beheading of the american aid worker is retribution for air strikes and the fact that peter kassig was an iraq war veteran, that he'd come to according to
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i.s.i.l., a muslim country and killed muslims. he had converted to islam, and sent out letters expressing regret and fear, and his mother in october sent out an impassioned video plea asking i.s.i.l. to release him. all that to no avail. the reaction in iraq is slowly coming to us. we have spoken to several in dismay and shock that these tactics are going on. iraq is a country that had a large number beheaded as a result of al qaeda in iraq, tactics in 2006-2006 and 2008. it's a brutal tactic. it reminds them of those days. there's a lot of food for thought, and people thinking about what is going on. the video emanated from i.s.i.l. sources, and the family are finding out just as everyone and we are finding out about this as well. >> thank you very much.
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imran khan reporting from baghdad we are taking you to nigeria, where we hear that the army says it has retaken the town of chibok from boko haram, where nearly 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in april. we'll cross to mohammed, who will tell us about the statement made by the army, about taking bag the town of chibok. >> exactly. i spoke to local officials in that area, who said - who confirmed to me that action in chibok was liberated, and i was able to get in touch with one of the vigilantes who participated. at the moment the fighters are out of up to , but they don't think it's safe for people to
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come back. they don't know what is happening next. for the time being, boko haram has left town. >> we know when boko haram targeted chibok, a lot of people left the town. why has this town been the tart of boko haram obvious the -- target of bok or over the past couple of months. >> chibok in particular lies close to the border where the base of boko haram is. basically when they - when the fighters from the group lead from this side of borno to another to attack. that is where they are close by. most of the areas have been attacked by boko haram before, and chibok, in particular - remember seven months ago. boko haram took 200, 300 girls from the town. since then, it has been in the
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international lime light. for boko haram, it's more of a publicity stunt, and it's to show they can attack at will, and take control of any place they want. for the military it's a matter of pride. this town is in international limelight, and they'll do everything possible to take back such territories. >> okay, they can take it back. what are they saying about how they'll hold on to it? >> well that is another question. that's a big problem. we have also heard about some towns liberated a few days ago. like the town of mobi, kongi and hong. we get reports from those areas that boko haram fighters are back in town. chasing boko haram away, and holding them account for a long time is another proposition. these people are captured. like the nigerian government said, they are not fighting a conventional war, they are fighting a guerilla war.
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>> thank you for the time being, reporting from abuja. >> people living in chibok, accuse government soldiers of fa failing to clear the area. >> reporter: when boko haram fighters attacked the town of chibok last week, people living there expected the nigeria army to protect them. instead the soldiers stationed there abandoned them. >> translation: we managed to get to the road and saw soldiers at a checkpoint, as if they were brave. when the sounds of the gunshots got closer, they jumped into their vehicles and drove us, leaving us behind. >> billy was in school. he was injured but escaped. some of his friend were kill. my ambition and studies were stopped because all this happened. it told me, in fact, and all difficulties were accused, and
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make me scared. >> thousands have been forced to leave their homes because of the fighting. the family travelled to abuja, where they'll wait until it is safe to go home. >> the town of chibok is a christian enclave. it's been attacked before. in april, boko haram abducted 270 schoolgirls, most christians. some escaped. 219 are held by the group. many people have little faith in the army, especially af the latest attack in chibok. >> we hear gunshot all over. when i went out i see soldiers who are running with the advance. no, you cannot control yourself. >> the army announced a ceasefire with boko haram, which the group never agreed to. for the people, chaos and violence continued.
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>> iraqi medical sources in fallujah say several civilians and two children have been killed by army shellings. they were under siege by i.s.i.l. the iraqi military closed off the roads leading to that city. there has been an explosion outside the afghan parliament in kaboom, killing three people. a suicide bomber targeted sharia, a member of parliament and leading rights. she was injured along with 17 other. >> the g20 meeting agreed a plan that could boost the global economy. as scott heidler reports, other issues not on the agenda were a big distraction. >> at the end of the two days, an ambition plan was announced. one that would reduce the
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economy. this will happen by increasing trade and infrastructure. this year, the g20 has delivered real practical outcomes, because of the efforts that the g20 made this year, culminating in the last 48 hours, people around the world are going to be better off. that's what it's all about. >> the prime minister said climate change would not be discussed at g20, it made its way into the plan. >> prime minister abbott stuck to his promise that the official communique from the g20 summit would be three pages long. some feel what is in the document will be difficult to implement. >> it's not a particularly actionable document. if you have to stuff everything into an arbitrary on three pages, inevitably you would say everything in generality. >> reporter: geopolitics entered the conversation, and at times
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overshadowed it. >> as a consequence, we'll continue to maintain the economic isolation. while maintaining the possibility of a diplomatic solution. it is not our preference to see russia isolated the way ifs. >> the much talked about conversation between tony abbott and vladimir putin never happened. >> translation: the ukranian situation, in my view, has a good chance of a resolution, no matter how strange it sounds. the sanctions hurt those who they are imposed on, and those that imposed them. late in the day the leaders departed each with unique challenges and a task of selling the g20 ideas to the domestic audience a former russian diplomat was posted to washington d.c. he says that there are no political implications from vladimir putin's early departure
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from the g20 summit. >> brought in in his first conference held during breakfast, lunch, with all leaders. he had a press conference before his departure. a departure explained soon, that he had explained the flight will take nine hours, two hours staying there and after that 10 hours to moscow. it is a long way and he explain that he should be not so tired. well, anyhow, he estimated all results, final communique of g20, as a positive step, and atmosphere, as he said, constructed not good, but constructive, and workable. and that is why i consider that his departure doesn't have any
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political substance and meaning. >> coming up next - putting the pressure on how ukraine's government is squeezing people in pro-russian rebel held areas further. and we report on how india is bracing for a rise in pneumonia cases among children this winter.
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hello again, the top stories on al jazeera, a video has been posted online that appears to
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show the killing of several i.s.i.l. hospitals, including the u.s. aid worker peter kassig. he was captured last year in syria, while on a mission to help wounded refugees. nigeria say they have taken chibok in the north. boko haram captured the town on thursday, seven months after kidnapping 200 schoolgirls the g20 leaders meeting in australia spread a $22 billion plan to boost world economy, and coo create 200 million jobs petro porashenko suspended government services in pro-russian separatist held areas. the government is suspending subsidies for areas not under its control. the president has also ordered state property and employees to be evacuated from the region. al jazeera's terry faust et sent
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this update from donetsk. >> reporter: people here are getting used to the new reality brought about by petro porashenko's decree, among the immediate, was banking services denied to the breakaway parts of the country. we are getting reports of people going shopping with credit cards, and not being successful. that they are not accepted by banks in the west of ukraine. as well as that, people tried to top up mobile phones, and not able to do that at the terminal. there are immediate results of this decree. in some ways it's cementing what has been the case. there's not been a means of providing state united nations and services in the areas of ukraine for some months now. the donetsk people's rub like, the self-proclaimed leadership of this part of ukraine is
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promising to pick up the slack, promising to provide pensions. that is still very much a work in progress. some questions as to whether russia will step in and help to pick up the slack. vladimir putin promised to assist the whole of ukraine, rise from its knees, he said. he heavily criticized petro porashenko's move on saturday, saying it was a big mistake. essentially it was the cutting off of part of his territory. it's a different view coming from kiev. they are not seeing much assistance they are talking about troops crossing the border. there are fears that this fragile ceasefire was held, that it is under real threat and faced losing territory. >> the united arab emirates released an updated list of what it considers terror lifts.
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80 names met that list. the islamic state of iraq and levant is one of them. boko haram has been blacklisted, as well as yemen's houthi rebels. al qaeda, and the branch of muslim brotherhood. they are executive director of the muslim society in the group. they have been put on the list. here is what they said. >> well, we are shocked. we don't know what we did. it's interesting, in the middle of this long list of organizations. nobody from the united arab emirates spoke to us. and we would like to verify the accuracy of the report, before we have a reaction. we are a national community service organization. we have chapters, and we engage in community service for american society in general. we operate in the united states. we have never had dealings with
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the united arab emirates. we don't understand why we are on the list. >> frankly, i think it's unfair to the united arab emirates for us to make guesses about what the objective is. whether the report is accurate. my personal relationship with the emirates is nothing less than four years of the beautiful years if my life living in the united arab emirates and i have fond memories of it. i don't think it's right to comment on some areas, or reasons we don't know. egypt's army forces say they killed terrorists in north sinai. the minister of defence released pictures of troops on patrol in the area. and this week, operating the allegiance, hundreds of police and soldiers have been killed in the attacks since the overthrow last year
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al jazeera continues to demand the release of three journalists who have been gaoled in egypt for 323 days. grest peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed are accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing against their convictions. mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste were sentenced to seven years, baher mohamed was given three years for having a spent bullet in his possession picked up at the protest. >> the united nations is saying - the united nations is saying that intense fighting among rival armed groups and parts of libya forced more than 100,000 to flee their homes. the u.n. refugee agency said insecurity, western, eastern, humanitarian operations. fighting has been fierce in benghazi in the u.s. state of missouri, newly released surveillance video shows police
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officers that shot michael brown before that shooting. the shooting of michael brown sh an unarmed black teenager brought a wave of violent protests. we have more. >> reporter: for the first time we get a look at officer darren wilson, shortly after he killed 18-year-old michael brown. this police officer surveillance video obtained by the st louis post dispatch shows darren wilson seen wearing a white tort, as he leaves for the hospital. the ferguson police chief says wills son was in a fight for his life when he shot and killed brown. the officer is seen, returning to the hospital. wilson alleges that brown charged him and tried to grab his gun, leaving his face severely bruised and his orbital eye socket damaged. the video appears to show no visible sign of injuries,
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there's no close-up shot of wilson's face. this surveillance video proves. police dispatch recordings establish a time line. it begins here inside the store, where proip is seep shoving is clerk and stealing small cigars. it's going to be a black male and a white tort. >> it took about a minute for wilson to encounter brown and shoot him. you can hear crying in the background as an office called for backup. >> there were several units over here, there'll be a problem. >> how big of a problem few could have predicted. brown's death led to months of sometimes violent protests, and left a community divided. now, as ferguson missouri awaits a grand jury decision on whether
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officer wilson will be charged with a crime, the town is facing for the possibility of more anger and violence in the netherlands police arrested 60 people protesting against a christmas parade in the city. dozen of families watched st. nicholas and black pete. demonstrators tried to disrupt the event, saying that black pete was a racist stereotype. >> 13,000 refugee children without families arrived in italy this year. migrants regularly made the difficult and dangerous crossing from north africa. a lucky few of the unaccompanied children have been found a home. one support group is about to close and that is because funding promised by the government has not come through. >> sue turton reports from the italian island of sicily.
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>> a kick about between gambia, senegal, ghana, nigeria and egypt. all the youngsters making the crossing from africa, without parents or relatives, all hoped to be fostered by italian families. >> youcef's family has been killed. he fled to libya, but was rounded up and forced to get on a boat. he didn't know where it was going or if he would survive. >> how many on the boat? >> 120 people. >> crammed in. >> crammed. >> so you didn't ask to get on the boat. >> we don't know where we are going. we start going until morning. i saw myself in the middle of the sea. i thought is this how i'm going to end my life. i think i'm going to die. >> this man is from senegal, coming on a boat carrying over 700 passengers. over a hundred were killed by the traffickers. he was beaten and put in
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hospital. his personalities are dead, he's desperate to find a family to live with. >> i told them i want a family. if i want to, i'm happy. i want family. i feel sad. i feel sad. we need family. >> over 1300 unaccompanied minors arrived on italy's shores. over 3,000 have since disappeared. it's feared many have been forced into profit it use or slave labour. >> this center has been home to 100 aged between 15 and 18. promised funding from the interior ministry failed to arrive, and it's been forced to close next tuesday. >> for 11 months we provided for the youngsters, without getting a single euro, we kont do this. we have provided for them to give them back the dignity that know one else has given them. >> thousands are trying to cross the mediterranean.
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this merchant vessel saved 200 eritreans, somalis. they want to take care of vulnerable unaccompanied children. italian bureaucracy is stopping it happened to all but a few. >> these kids are like us. they need to be in a family. the family if they are prepared to foster a child, they should speak up. for many of the youngsters, it's the first time people feels safe, now they want to start a normal life with a family they call their own. >> as winter approaches in india, it means there's an increase in the number of pneumonia cases. 300,000 die every year from the disease. pneumonia is the number one killer of indians under the age
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of five. >> reporter: for the past 14 days, this 2-year-old has been battling pneumonia. it's a respiratory disease that young lungs like his are susceptible too. it's a regular coughing. that's when it started. >> they are refusing around the clock care for severe pneumonia, it will be one week before he's healthy enough to go home. he is a lucky one. a fraction of indian children diagnosed with pneumonia receive specialised hospital treatment. health agencies say 50% of the deaths happen here. >> pead yacht rirn says they have been treating young children for illnesses like pneumonia for 30 years, and the numbers have increased as the cure is ineffective.
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>> the dangerous part is in the community the antibiotics that we are developing, it caused infection at home to a child. it worked. many here are infected. >> community fact sination drives for diseases like measles, a precursor to nooum own yorks, have improved the health of those children. paediatricians say it is helped the disease in the same bay as curbing diarrhoea, is a complex challenge. >> you need to, baste on the population, increase nutrition from the pregnant mothers to those under five. it is a major factor which makes nooum own ya or is worse in the children. his body is fighting back
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against one of india's health challenges. while he is on the mend. his distress want to hake sure children like him do not end up here in the first place. >> a reminder you can keep up to date with all the news on the web site - [ ♪ music [ ♪ music [ ♪ music [ ♪ music ] hello, i'm grichard gisberg and you are the "the liste