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>> real perspective, consider this on al jazeera america >> running out of time, iran and six word powers try reach nuclear deal as the deadline looms. >> also coming up in the next half hour: >> israeli police fire tear gas at palestinian protestors in east jerusalem. >> myanmar's army launches a new offense against ethnic rebels, killing 20. >> challenging old stereo types, can this photography exhibition change the way the world sees africa.
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iran and the six word powers have started the final round of talks in austria tuesday discussing iran's nuclear program with four days left to reach a deal. experts say the talks have now reached a crucial point. u secretary of state is expected to join the negotiations. john kerry is currently in paris this morning. >> we believe all of us that if you have a peaceful nuclear program, it really isn't that hard technically to be able to prove that it is peaceful. our hope is that we'll be able to close the gaps, move forward, work with our technical experts, teams and see whether or not in the next days we can move closer to or achieve some sense of how
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we close the agreement. >> director general of the international atomic energy agency says negotiators are looking to finalize a deal now. >> this is not an endless process. the i.e.a. can clarify issues with cooperation from iran within a reasonable time frame. we are ready to accelerate that process. i will like that iran come up with concrete action to accelerate in the process. an important issue aban area needs to be clarified. we have been asking iran, requesting iran to give us
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access to -- specific building of in the site, but so far iran has not agreed to grant access to us. we will continue to request the access. >> james bays joins us. at this crucial point of the talks, iran hasn't actually been very cooperative. >> yes, and i think this will affect ires credibility with the international negotiators that they still have four days now to try and reach that deadline for a deal for a nuclear deal with iran. worth explaining that there are two separate process here, the nuclear negotiations with four days to go and there's the long term process between iran and the i.a.e.a., the international monitor, the international
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policemen and iran hasn't done when it said it would do in the past with regard to the iaea said back in may it would give them fresh information including access to a military base. no proof it's a nuclear base, but the iaea would like to check and find out more about it. there is a sticking point there, although the two processes are separate, there is some question about iran's credibility that will feed into talks as they reach a deadline coming up on monday. secretary carey has been in paris with the saudis and french because there are certain countries around the world very, very nervous about a deal. french is the most concerned about what iran might be up to. the gulf countries, including saudi very concerned and of
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course the one that wasn't there in paris, israel says it doesn't believe a word iran says. it believes that the international powers are being hood winked. >> recently iran that just said it will no longer negotiate on the site. what's the significance of that statement? >> i think the first thing he said about they are focusing all their energy on the talks web made it clear that really it's the same people having to deal with the iaea, to deal with call the concerns the iaea has. he almost accepted that it was an excuse that all the experts on iran's nuclear program are around the table involved in negotiations and maybe the iaea will have to wait to get answers to its questions. the news coming out an iraq is
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not good. this is the existing nuclear site that iran has, heavy water reactor. that is a plutonium route potentially to a nuclear bomb. iran has said it's made all the concessions it can over that and won't be able oh to make further concessions on that. as we get to this very crucial stage, i think this was always going to be the difficult stage one leave the hardest bits of the negotiation to last, we have a statement from ban ki-moon, saying he wants all there to show flexibility, wisdom and determination and adds that this nuclear deal could have added benefits not just on the nuclear file. he's convinced such an accord can contribute to the strengthening of regional security as a time when global cooperation is needed, perhaps
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more than ever. >> james, thank you very much for that, james bays, our diplomatic editor speaking to us from the united nations. >> security forces in israeli have fired tear gas at protestors in east jerusalem. palestinian youth threw stones at trucks and cars waiting to cross road blocks. tensions remain high after two palestinians attacked a synagog on tuesday, killing five people. in recent weeks, there's been several attacks targeting israelis, mostly in jerusalem, but also in tel-aviv in the west bank. >> we have the latest now from occupied east jerusalem. >> a family home now in ruins. early wednesday morning, israeli
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police demolished this fourth floor apartment. it was destroyed on the orders of the israeli government, which says the man deliberately rammed his car into a crowd of people at a light rail station in west jerusalem a few weeks ago. three people were killed. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has said these houses will be destroyed next. they belong to members of the family who's members gather inside to mourn the deaths. the two men were shot dead after attacking police in a synagog. the mother is worried. >> we pray the israelis don't demolish our house, but what can we say? what can we do? >> the demolitions are palestinian homes has been an israeli government policy since
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1967. it's intended to serve as a deterrent. kill israeli civilians and you will lose your house. in 2005, the policy was scrapped after an internal government review deemed it counter productive. the prime benjamin netanyahu brought it back earlier this year after three young settlers were killed in the occupied west bank. >> netanyahu when he spoke last night, he spoke about such measures being taken in order to try to restore deter other than thes. >> palestinians and human rights group say the policy amounts to collective punishment and incites further anger. it's also illegal under international law. although the israeli government didn't use it as a punishment for nine years, close to 2,000 homes in the occupied palestinian territories were still demolished in that time. the official reason was because palestinian owners did not have the proper building permits. many say was a a form of punishment. whatever the case, this latest round of demolitions will do
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little to cause months of tensions. >> israelis and palestinians are beginning to talk about a third palestinian uprising, or intifada. while too early to say whether one has started, the lack of political will aimed at trying to stop the increasing violence could very well lead to one. aljazeera in occupied east jerusalem. >> talks about efforts to fight the islamic state of iraq and the levant, meeting iraq's prime minister al abadi. he is due to have talks. turkey is concerned by isil's ability to capture large parts of territory in iraq and syria. we have more now from baghdad. >> this was a warm and welcoming press conference in iraq, both men praision each other's company. the president of turkey saying
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al abadi was welcome to visit turkey on an official visit with be that both countries need to work together. they mentioned business, agriculture, tourism, but really there are two things on the agenda for both the iraq's and turks, security and energy concerns. iraq and turkey share a border. isil have been a threat on that border. that they are looking for enhanced cooperation there. close to turkey is mosul, still under isil occupation. that's a big problem for both countries, as well. also taking a look at the relationship between the turks and the kurds, the city of mosul is about a thousand kilometers away from the kurdish capitol erbil, so clearly of concern to all of them, so security's a really big issue. the second issue is security. turkey doesn't have any domestic
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capacity. it has to export everything. one key thing it's been doing is exporting from the kurdish region to turkey. that's angered the federal government here in baghdad over the last year saying effectively they were stealing revenue back door trading oil from -- without getting their do. the federal government does get a slice of that money, so this was a press conference that was really designed to showcase that the two countries were talking to each other, that this wasn't a strained relationship, that this was a very positive relationship. >> police in egypt arrested a top muslim brotherhood member, detained on thursday morning at his home north of cairo. egyptian media say he is suspected of inciting violence. he is the most senior figure who
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had not been in jail until now. >> aljazeera continues to demand the release of our three journalists who have now been in jail in egypt for 327 days. the three are falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. all three are appealing their convictions. two were sentenced to seven years in prison, the third given an additional three years for having a spent bullet in his possession which he had picked up at a protest. >> in myanmar, 23 chechen rebels died after fighting with government forces. the army attacked were you ever its training bases near the city close to the chinese border. 16 others were wounded fighting, and hing a 17 year truce. a spokesman said this attack will make peace negotiations
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difficult. >> the chechen independence army is a member of the organization of the united nationality fed rated council, federal council. they are trying to reach a ceasefire agreement with the burma army and the government as a whole, so they are trying as much as they could to in order to make this happen, but while they are trying to engage in making peace agreement with the government, this attack by the myanmar army he from the government site is very -- which will not help any peace agreement with the chechen independence army or any otherette lick armies who have reached ceasefire agreement which will not help to have a trust on the ceasefire
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agreement. >> many feel percent cute in myanmar and forced to leave. this is the busiest time for smuggling and trafficking. >> they are meant to protect us in the event of an accident but what happens when they don't work? we'll hear from a victim whose life was changed after a malfunction. >> digging out from a deadly snowstorm that is sweeping through new york and it's not over yet. over yet.
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>> welcome back. lets look at top stories, rap and the six word powers ever started the final round of talks in austria discussing rash's nuclear program. secretary of state john kerry is expected to join the negotiations. >> security forces in israel fired tear gas at palestinians. palestinian youths threw rocks at cars crossing a rod blagojevich. iraq's prime minister is due to have talks with iraq's president and senior kurdish officials.
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>> columbia's farc rebels ever agreed to free an army general and other hostages. the general is the highest ranking officer of captured by the group in five decades of conflict. his capture led to the government suspending peace talks with the farc. we have report now from bogota. >> a deepening cries and outright war potentially diverted, an announcement to farc rebels and the colombian government reached an agreement for the hand over of hostages. >> the parties greed on the necessary conditions for the release of the following people, the general, the corporal, two soldiers. >> the deal was brokered by peace talk mediators and include
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the release of two other soldiers held. it was the capture of the general, the highest military man ever held hostage that sparked an intense military search operation in a remote jungle area. the search involved more than 1,000 soldiers. earlier in the day, before the agreement was announced, self hundred people gathered in central bogota, hopeful there would be a way out of the latest turmoil to keep all sides at the negotiating table. >> this is a long process and in the middle is the capture of the general. even with this, we are closer to peace because of all has occurred up until now. >> the generation has been extremely mistreated by the conflict, but i believe colombia needs to go through a pros for transformation of peace.
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>> the fact that an agreement was reached to end this impasse, only three days into the crisis, seems to indicate that both sides had deep urgency to try to reach a conclusion. when these captain i was will be handed over is anybody's guess, but it will be handled by the international committee of the red cross. it could be a complicated process that could take days. many of these captives are held deep in the jungle. we did hear from the colombian president who is happy that this agreement was able to be reached. he said that as soon as these captives see freedom, that he will authorize for peace talks to restart once again. >> the u.s. state of new york is bracing for another snowstorm, a blizzard wednesday dumped heavy snow on the state's western region, killing seven. we have the latest. >> a massive storm battles western new york state. even for buffalo, a city used to
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big blizzards, it is breaking records. >> this is the worst i've seen. it's bad. >> i just started on the outside of the truck. i was just getting it out so i don't get buried anymore. not going anywhere soon. >> some areas received almost 170 centimeters of snow on wednesday, the same day temperatures dipped to freezing or below in all 50 u.s. states. the unseasonable snowfall has trapped people in cars and homes. the national guard is deployed and state of emergency in effect for several counties in new york. >> when we stay stay home, really stay home. going out on oh the roads is dangerous. it's unnecessary. you're not going to get anywhere. you will get stuck and then you will further complicate the situation. >> meteorologists are forecasting another stole for
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thursday. all in all, a year's worth of snowings expected this week alone, and winter is officially still a month away. >> police in thailand detained three students outside a theater presenting the hunger games. a gesture is now band. >> a south korean court has sentenced the chief executive of the company that operated the sea wall ferry to 10 years in prison. he was found guilty of causing death due to negligence and embezzlement. 304 people died, most of them teenagers when the ferry capsized in april. >> safety regulators in the united states called for a nationwide recall of airbags affecting millions of cars.
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the japanese firm takata made the airbags linked to at least four deaths in the u.s. we report from washington. >> this was what the air bag on the honda civic was supposed to do, protect him in a crash, that is what he says it did. >> all i remember was hearing a big explosion, it sounded like a shotgun, and my right side went black, pitch black. >> his car was moderately damaged in the low speed collision with another vehicle in may near orlando, florida. when the air bag deployed, a three-inch shard of metal, part of the air bag sliced into his face and eye. >> i realized i was bleeding out of my face. i went down to sit on the curb that i thought i was going to
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die. >> he he is blind in his right eye. takata executives recently apologized to customers. >> this is one of the most lethal defect we've seen. if it explodes, you are very likely to be killed or seriously injured. >> the center for auto safety spokesperson said takata has had shifting explanations. >> we believe it's the propellant they chose to use, imodium nitrate, a very unstable chemical. >> a chemical formula takata says it has now changed. the government is also demanding an expanded recall. this man's air bag had been recalled before his accident, but his attorney claims recall notices did not show up until after burdick was blinded.
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>> if there was a rule that required in all circumstances when there's a deadly recall that there be a phone call or piece of registered mail, i know we could save lives. >> he says the recall system should be strengthened. as for the man seen here with his family before the crash, he he's suing honda and takata. >> as far as recovery, i'm still recovering. you ever to adopt and teach yourself how to do things all over again. >> now he says he's adjusting to a very different life than he expected. aljazeera, washington. >> a spiritual leader in india is due in court after arrested on suspicion of murder. the 63-year-old is wanted for questioning in a 2006 murder case but has repeatedly ignored orders to appear in court. riot police stormed his compound on wednesday after a 12 day standoff. >> in chad, eight parcels have been delivered to thousands of refugees escaping the conflict
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in neighboring central african republic. more than 100,000 people are sheltering in southeastern chad. the international committee of the red cross said it has distributed aid to the most vulnerable that families. >> nigerian police fired tear gas at the entrance to the parliament, preventing the speaker of the lower house from presiding over a session. it erupted after the speaker defected to an opposition party. members of the house had been scheduled to vote on a government request to extend the state of emergency in nigeria's northeast. >> a month long photography exhibition is hope to go challenge old stereo types of africa. it's opened in nigeria's commercial capitol. >> presenting africa in a new light, this is the aim of organizationers of the festival, to change the way africa is seen by others. >> with photos, we are looking to combat the negative stereo
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types of africa as a continent of conflict, poverty and suffering and artists are using fiction and fantasy to talk about new stories of africa defining the continent in the 21st century. >> that is not easy. even here, old stereo types find their way into the art. in the works, images of guns are used to convey a message from zimbabwe. many of the work here also pour are tray the richness and beauty of a people largely misrepresented in the art world. the little known life of pygmy women of represented. getting people to come to the exhibition has been a challenge. so has sponsorship. >> organizers are eager to develop a culture of art appreciation. they take photography to the
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public in open places like this. >> artists are motivated to showing their work. she admits it has not been easy. >> there were place i will go, i am here as a photographer. they look me up a understand down like oh, really, you're the photographer, so that's like my challenge and maybe because i'm a female, you know, because we're very few, so that's a challenge that they still look down on us. >> for others, the challenge is earning a living out of photography and then there is a sense that somehow their art is inferior. >> we want to meet up with the global standard, so it's a lot of challenge working towards this. >> changing centuries old perceptions are harder and that will take more than a few photo exhibitions to succeed.
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