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thank you so much for your time. thank you dozens killed at a volleyey ball match. talks to reach a deal on iran's nuclear program stretch into the night. we will have the latest from vienna. president putin blasts western sanctions insisting russia won't endure another iron curtain because of ukraine a historic
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day in tunisia. people have voted for their self first directly elected president. in sport, luis hamilton is this year's formla one world champion, winning the title for a second time. victory at the abu dhabi grand prix. >> story later this hour. first, an update from afghanistan where at least 49 people have been killed. dozened more injured at a volleyball match in pata aska pe incident. first to our correspondent in the capitol. wh what else do we know? >> reporter: we have been speaking to a tribal elder who is in the hospital around about 45 minute drive from where that attack happened. he describes how the suicide bomber walked in on foot into this volleyball tournament
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before detonating an explosive device. he describes many children amongst the casualties. we are also hearing that a helicopter, two helicopter did have been authorized to go down to paktaka prove incident to pick up some and bringing them back to hospitals. we have heard some have been brought to a military hospital here we also hear of police force and, additional police and security forces that have been sent down to try and deal with some of those casualties. there have been calls on social media for blood donations. this is one of the biggest, if not the biggest attack this year in afghanistan and shows you just how fragile the situation is and really what the afghan security forces are up against in facing the taliban. >> and so clearly, there were many, many civilians at what appears to be a volleyball tournament almost but, also, there were members of the security forces attending.
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>> reporter: that's correct. it's also important to say that the taliban have not claimed responsibility for this attack yet, but all indications would suggest a possible responsibility there and, you are right. yes. this tribal elder that we spoke to described how there were at least 10 local policemen that were killed in this attack and two commanders. paktaki has been hit over the years. there hasn't been a big attack there in recent times. i think the last one during the summer, but as i say, part of this resurgence, resurgence in attacks by the taliban, three here in kabul in recent weeks, a large attack in the south of the country as well involving what some were reporting as up to 400 taliban fighters, and it comes at a time and a day, in fact, where parliament here voted unanimously in support of those
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security agreements with both nato and the u.s. in terms of training afghan forces when the majority of the foreign forces leave the country. >> all right, charles. thank you very much. charles stratford there updating us on the situation in afghanistan. now, it's really coming down to the wire in vienna where six world powers and iran are trying to reach a deal on iran's nuclear program by monday. the russian foreign minister, sergei lavrov has arrived within the last few hours, the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry is already there with while foreign envoys from the u.k., from france and china are due to attend these meetings. now, they are also joined by the german foreign minister, frank valtar steinmar and representing iran is the foreign minister zarif. one source has been quoted as saying that the parties are now talking about extending the deadline. we can go live now to vienna and
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our correspondent, jonah hull says -- it's getting close to the wire we know sergei lavrov has arrived in town. it must be tense, to say the least. >> reporter: i am sure it is. it's all happening behind closed doors as far as we are concerned, martin. the french foreign minister has just arrived here they are due to sit down tonight with john kerry for a dinner to talk about where they are in these negotiations. john kerry has just held a face-to-face meeting, the first during these negotiations with mohammed jabad sharrive. up until now, they have been accompanied by barnes catherine ashton and others. certainly, diplomacy is gathering pace here, and there have been those success as you mentioned there, that perhaps they will miss this deadline, perhaps they are talking about an extension. well, i have just spoken to a former state department official
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here with access to negotiators from both sides. he told me, failure is not an option for either side. he said an extension would be fraught with political risks, with conservatives on both sides, perhaps only too happy to see these talks fail if an extension was to be granted. they may work against the success of these talks. he believes that the parties are keeping very close to their chests their best cards until the 11th hour in these negotiations. much has happened a year ago -- as happened a year ago in and he believes a deal is, in fact, doable here. >> at this stage, what are we talking about with regard to the gaps between the two sides? >> reporter: well, again, specifics, we are not privy to. but the gaps exist essentially in the distance between what the p5 plus one powers are trying to do to curtail iran ability to enrich uranium and iran's desire
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for a lifting of sanctions and the desire of the powers to hold some sanctions back as a guarantee of iranian compliance. those are where the gaps are, and they are clearly difficult to close. we have heard that from various ministers, various negotiatos. we have heard it from president obama speak okay american television this afternoon. but they are still working on them. the mere presence here in vienna of all of thesephon ministers, the chinese foreign minister will be here on monday means that all of the people with the ability to make the final big decisions are here in vienna. we've still got many hours to go until the end of these talks late on monday night. >> okay, jonah, you just mentioned president obama. let's hear what he has had to say within the last few moments. >> the good news is that the interim deal we entered into has definitely stopped iran's nuclear program from advancing. so, it's been successful.
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>> it would be a rollback? wouldn't it? president obama now, the question is can we get to a more 3er789 deal? the gaps are still significant. >> are you willing to extend if there is no deal by monday? >> no, i think what we will do is take a look at what emerges over the course of the weekend. i am confident that if we reach a deal that is verifiable and assure that iran does not have breakout capacity that not only can i persuade congress, but i can persuade the american people that it's the right thing to do. >> so the gaps still remain. this is president obama confirming what you have already said. it's interesting that sergei lavrov has arrived pretty late in the day in vienna. but the russians are offer a particularly interesting solution to the stand-off between the two sides, don't they, jonah? if you can tell us a little bit about that.
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>> well, sergei lavrov always said he would only make the trip to vienna if he thought there was something to talk about. one of the options that has been floated, one of the proposals started since the round of these talks on tuesday is for russia to take all of iran's low enriched uranium turn it to nuclear rods and send it back to iran for use in the nuclear reactors, to produce civilian energy. >>, in essence, is what will iran insists its plan is all about, not to price a rweapon t produce energy. if russia were to accept and play that roll, it would, in effect, mean that iran no longer had any need to store enriched uranium or to enrich uranium to any higher grade than it is currently doing. and that would alleviate many of the concerns that the p5 plus one powers have about irants
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ability to break out to produce a nuclear weapon if it so decided to do. russia potentially holds a key solution in its hands . thank you very much, jonah hull covering those intention talks on iran. clearly, russia is a massive player in this whole event, the nuclear talks over iran but it's also under huge international pressure from over ukraine. president putin is denying it will be isolated over its backing separatists in the east of ukraine as well as for its annexation of the region of. russia's news agassi has been quoting him as saying, we understand the fatality of an iron curtain for us. we will not go down this path in any case and, and no one will build a wall around us... that is important. in falling oil prices, affecting one of its main exports, he says if the price of energy is
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lowered on purpose, this also hits those who introduce those limits. and he went on to say, it's far from certain that sanctions, sharp files in the oil price and the depreciation of the national currency will cause negative effects or cat strochling con sequences only for us. no such thing will happen. well, sergei l, a former member of russia's parliament and an unofficial kremlin advisors joins us from moscow. what do you think president putin is alluding to when he says it won't just be russia who is affected by the sanctions that are being imposed upon it by the west? >> i think what putin wants us still to keep compromise with the united states and with the allies of the united states and still believes a peaceful solution is possible for
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ukraine. it's equal rights for the russian speaking people in ukraine. and everything will be for ukraine. but sometime, everybody understands that through ukraine, united states aggressively attacked russand w to make regime change in russia. but what putin suggested that it will be impossible because already, napoleon bonaparte and hitler wanted to crush russia and were crushed themselves. he sometimes wants to say economic sanction war is undermined not only the russian economy but the economy of the world, of european union and all europeans strife from these sanctions are going to make war. >> yes, but you've got to admit that sanctions are already
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having a big effect, a big impact on the russian economy. we have already seen a massive amount of capitol flight, seen the rubble, itself, devalued. how long do you think the russian economy can sustain this? >> it's a concern of russian citizens and vladimir putin answered very quickly that russian economy is strong enough and big enough and will be able to survive in the situation of aggressiveness, of war organized by shaswashington. people could be sure, russian citizens could be sure that all social obligations will be by the russia government. it could be some trouble, but nevertheless, generally, russia will keep the majority and same time, russia want to use the
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sanctions for giving economy growth because stop from european union and very good conditions for russian economic growth and as a result, this year, this second time this year, russian economy will give bigger economic growth than had been predicted before because we use the sanctions for economic development. >> okay, sergei makov, director of russia's institute for economic studies thank you for talking to us here at al jazeera. >> the israeli cabinet has a bill that will needs to be passed in the kinnessette, the israeli parliament to become law. opponents say it undermines israel's democratic values. ♪net announced a second initiative that would strip arabs of residency and welfare
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rights if they or their relatives take part in unrest over the issue. >> the state of israel is the nation state of the jewish people. it has equal individual rights for every citizen, and we insist upon this. but only the jewish people have national rights, a flag, anthem, the right of every jew to immigrate to the country and other national symbols. these are granted tonal our people in its one and only state. >> let's hear from our correspondent in jerusalem. >> reporter: the approval of this bill by the israeli cabinet now takes it down to parliament or the kinnessett where it will be debated by law makers. this bill, of course, is very controversial. critics say it will change the nature of the current legal system of israel. the attorney general has attacked the bill as far as saying it threatens israel's
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democracy action but, of course, you also have those on the other side that say it's important to enshrine the jewish nature of the israeli state. whatever the case, it's still a long way from becoming law. as we have been saying, it will be debated by law makers in the coming days. but many critics of the prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, are saying that he's using this law effectively to score politically points, particularly those with -- or rather, the members of his own cabinet. bear in mind this is a coalition government, the government which is formed mainly far right groups and mr. netanyahu's larger likhud party and as a result, we are perhaps seeing mr. netanyahu trying to do what he can to ensure that that coalition stays together as we enter what most observers believe is an election period.
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many believe that we can see an election within the next six to 12 months. mr. netanyahu, who is no doubt keenly aware of that and some are suggesting that his support for this bill and, indeed, his pushing this bill is directly related to his political future. >> in another development, an israeli boarder patrol soldier has been charge with manslaughter for killing a protester in may. prosecute orders say the officer deliberately switched his non-lethal rubber bullets with a live round and then shot the boy in the chest. the officer was arrested earlier this month. security camera footage shows the boy posed no 65 meters.
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still to come in this uses in hour, signs of a growing divide between yemen shia and sunni muslims in an oil-rich province plus terror. >> i am jessica baldwin where researchers are asking citizens to help save the penguin. in sport, fine out if roger federer can claim the one title that's missing from his collection. kurd tissue fighters are in iraq are complaining saying they are not getting support from the u.s.-led coalition in their fight against isil. the u.s. has now announced more than 1 the.$6,000,000,000 in
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additional military support for the iraqi army, sunni tribes as well as kurdish fighters. imran khan has the latest. >> reporter: the aftermath of u.s.-led airstrikes in heet. buildings are destroyed and at least eight civilians have been killed, thruing women and children. three months of airstrikes have pushed back isil in some areas but it is advancing elsewhere. they have been pushing hard into nearby ramadi where dozens have been killed in the past two days. it's controlled most of anba prove incident since june. iraq's prime minister has called for more air support. further in diala prove incident, peshmerga forces are critical. >> the airplane doesn't come here to bomb bard them. >> the battle there is fierce. kurdish commanders say they are not getting the support they need. they accuse the u.s. of having a certain and tolerance towards
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isil's advance. >> this area is near the border with iran, and it might be the preference of coalition forces and the americans to create a problem for iran. this might be the reason why the coalition and the americans did not attack isil here. >> the u.s. wants to expand its influence in the battle against it's ill. it says it's planning to spend millions of dollars arming sunni tribes. in a pentagon document addressed to congress, it says it will do so with, by, and through iraq's government. some suggest iraq's prime minister is hesitant. >> the government in baghdad is in doubt about the weapons to be given to drives. it fears they might reach isil fighters. >> they are reassessing their options. the u.s. has maintained the only way to beat isil fighters in anbar is by arming the sunni tribes. however, the sunni tribes have
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been here before. in 2006, '7 and '8, they were around by the u.s. to fight al-qaeda in iraq which they did do and they did defeat. however, they were abandoned by the americans who stopped the funding to them and the last government isolated them, which some say led to the rise of isil. it will take some convincing that that won't happen to them again. imran khan, al jazeera, baghdad. voters in tunisia have been voting for their first directly elected president. the polls closed about an hour ago. they won't have a result for a couple of days. there were 22 candidates to choose from but 2 have emerged as fronts runners. in tunnis with more... >> most of the people at this polling station are old enough to remember life in a state where political opposition or freedom of speech were not tolerated. >> that's why for some, this is the first time they have ever voted in a presidential election.
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>> how are you feeling right now? >> very excited. very excited and highly optimistic about our country's future. >> this is a man who has a good chance of winning. he has spent years in politics about, but he has managed to distance himself from the country's author torian past. >> me? i believe in the tun ea tunisia people. >> last month, his party won in parliament. there are fears if he takes the presidency, there will be a concentration of power in the hands of one man. ♪ >> we need a new blood. we need stronger. we need to go ahead enough to be to have some and people who throw you behind. >> the current president also has a chance of victory. some people think he has the backing of the second biggest party in the country. it doesn't have a candidate
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running for president. this man may end up surprising everyone. a business tycoon who appeals to some young people looking to a solution to economic problems. some say at the heart of tun e i can't's problems is job inequality. >> i believe in creating decent opportunities for young people and women, this needs to be addressed, inequalities between the coast regions and interior regions need to be addressed. >> there is so much at attack in this election. many here are proud of what this tiny country has achieved. they also understand the transition to democracy isn't over yet. >> tunisiansuntated to fight for freedom, dignity and jobs. almost four years on, there are more people out of work. tunisia is politically divided. but people have something they
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didn't have before: hope for the future, of their children. al jazeera, tunis. >> all right. let's go live to another of our correspondents in the capitol, and oma, we are talking now, aren't we, about 54% turnout is that considered good in tunisian terms? are people happy with that? >> reporter: it is, because when the votes started early in the morning, there was a fear. we actually saw a small number of voters turning out, and they are -- they were concerned that the number would not increase. by all means, that number increased. it is now around 54%. i think it will increase a little bit more. this place behind me, the election commission will announce in about 45 minutes from now the final turnout. let me give you another quick update, a spokesperson for the
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campaign. they said his candidate is lead with a big margin over the nearest candidate to him. however, that spokesperson did say that he strongly believes this race is going for a second round. we will have to wait to see until the final results come out from the place behind me and that, we expect it within at least two days. >> so, if the initial results come out within two days, and if nobody gets beyond 50%, then we are talking about having another run-off election? >> reporter: absolutely. >> that's according to the tun easeian constitution. this is what everybody here believes is going to happen, from politicians analysts to monitors because there were 27 candidates who registered, some of them pulled out. so there was a worry that the
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votes will really go distributed among different number of candidates. so, i think in december, we are told according to the constitution, of course, it should be held after two weeks from the day the election commission will announce the final result. >> thank you very much, omar al sali, core response i want in tunis. now, while we are waiting for those results to come out, remember, you can always go to the al jazeera website where we are -- we've got a special section on the tunisian presidential election, and have a look at all of the candidates. there are 22 of them, remember. and you can find out a lot more about the background to these elections, these historic elections taking place in tunisia today, no political party emerged victorious in bahrains election. a run-off on november 29th for
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undecided parliamentary seats. people voted saturday force first time since the government chakked down cracked down. the largest shia muslim party boycotted the e leingsz. 5 years after 58 people were massacred in the southern philippines and still no one has been convicted. plus: >> andy gallacher if port awe principle where we will look at the legacy of slavery. this care bean national has launched an examination for rep parations. >> in support, how this golferts ambitions went slightly awry in dubai. >> we're following stories of people who died in the desert. >> the borderland marathon. >> no one's prepared for this journey. >> experience al jazeera america's critically acclaimed original series from the beginning. >> experiencing it has changed me completely.
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defines the nation state of juice. opponents say it undermines israel's democratic values. world powers are still working towards a deal on iran's nuclear program. foreign ministers of the permanent five u.s. security council plus germany in vienna with talks of iran's envoy. within the past few minutes or so, france] foreign minister has said a deal is still possible. >> we still have quite a lot of time until tomorrow night. we will do the best we can to get an agreement it will have to be an agreements that is positive for all sides and allows us to work towards piece. we still have differences to iron out but that's our job. >> the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has weighed in as well saying no deal on iran is better than a bad deal. >> there is no reasoning for it to retain thousands of
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centrifuges that would allow a nuclear bomb in a short period of time nor is there any reason for iran's continued developing intercontinental miss aisles capable of carrying nuclear war hets threatening the entire world. therefore, it would be brotherable for there to be no deal rather than a bad deal en da dangering israel, the metiddle east and all humanity. >> the u.s. plans to arm sunni tribes in iraq. let's see what that kind of money will buy. 5,000 ak-47s and nearly a quarter of a million rounds of ammunition for the ground battles against isil. 50 rocket propelled againates along with 12,000 agagrenades a bottom arm or and first aid kids for 5,000 fighters. now, the plan is for the iraqi government to recruit and pay these forces while the u.s. arms them. now, montif stewart is the
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former u.s. colonel and a military analyst. he joins me. thank you for joining us. what do you think of that shopping list? do you think that that is effective enough against the heavily armed isil? >> it sure is enough affirmative. most importantly is that $24 million number you talk about. it's going to anbari tribal forces of that 24 million, you get $18 million worth of hardware out of it. squad level weapons, weapons that take care of the battle space for squad level for those 5,000 ak-47s. talking about 5,000 fighters. you've got mortars. >> battle space is about four kilometers long. you have mortars. >> that's probably the most expensive part. $6 million of that 18 million is for the mortars. >> takes care of about four kilometers, some crew served weapons, browning m-2 as well as
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some russian weapons, some ak-47 weapons. so, it's a squad-level weapons that will enable those guys to take on the isil with superior fire power for what they have, surely. >> so this is -- so we are now getting a clearer picture. am i right? how the u.s. intends to wage the ground battle against isil. >> yeah. >> certainly in amba prove incident giving it to tribal forces, very important we are with them, now we are supporting them with weapons. six months ago, those advisors went in that was the first trib of advisors, 200, the president set in -- sentence in. what they did was assess those fighters. can we give those guys weapons? and those advisors reported back to the president saying, we trust these guys with the weapons to fight isil. it's a call the advisors are making. it might not sit well with baghdad and i saw imran khan's story about what baghdad
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fwhifrningz giving them weapons. >> there is a certain am bif lance about the possibility of having more weapons, even more weapons. >> yeah. >> which could, of course, come back to haunt baghdad. >> yeah. haunt, am bif lance, no, they could turn the weapons on to baghdad. >> that's what those advisors are paid for. those 200 military advisors are in there making that call to give those guys weapons. >> what about the kurds meanwhile? the kurds complaining that they are not getting enough support. they immediate more air support? >> spiral. >> and they are talking about subsequentsly, needing some -- le needing some effort on the ground as we are seeing in anbar. >> in that package you spoke about, the kurds get a huge slice of it. i mean they get 80 million. >> that's a signal we are going to give a sunni force weapon.
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they are not getting air power is what you said. everybody wants -- >> this complain to say specifically weren't getting enough from the air. particularly in the eastern part of the country bordering iran. they suggested that that might have been a play on the part of the u.s. what do you think of that? >> an effort to get the iranians involved? >> or not to get too involved in that part of the country which borders iran. >> yeah. yeah. i understand. it's not -- it's x amount of air power, x amount of bombs that can be droptd. they are being collected carefully where they are being dropped. >> it's interesting to know then this is the result of the intelligence gathering on the ground. this is what? we have been hearing, haven't we? >> the advisors. >> the u.s. addvise. >> growing and growing. >> we are wondering what they were there to do. this has been their main task. >> right. to arm infant tree men, arm basic soldiers, drop a lot of bombs out there. a lot of bombs have been dropped
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from the sky now we have to get on the ground and start taking over terrain. if these tribal fighters can do it and that you show them, em iran khan and showing them taking over, that's what pompom wants to see. >> that's what a soldier wants, a an american soldiers wants to see is iraqi forces taking over iraqi towns. >> now, as you mentioned, you are a former u.s. soldier. >> yeah. >> what do you make of these reports we are hearing now of former soldiers from the u.k. and from other western countries joining up in the fight against isil in various parts of this territory? what do you make of this? >> it's been hundreds, but on both sides, surely, been on the isil side as well as the ypg. i think you are talking about a story, a ypg couple, british, anglo british former soldiers. now, the individuals, martin, people, countries fight for their own reasons, oil, terrain,
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religion. individuals fight for their own personal reasons, also. i read the article. guy is getting a lot of tweet hits, face booking, doing it from the media. he is a fighter. he has a history of fighting in wars. in this case, the individual has a taste for the war, whereas the british going there on the isil side are going to support the ideology going there, from what i understand. >> okay. thank you very much indeed, monthith stewart. >> thank you very much. now, let's move on to yemen because the power plant in the city of marif has been shut down after it was attacked by tribesmen there. the plan supplies power to sanaa as well as to many of the surrounding prove ins action rebels and tribesmen have been gathering fighters in the oil
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and gas-rish prove incident, a sign of an increasing sectarian divide in the country. hashem reports. >> sunni tribesmen in maarib prove incident are making presses for what looks like an imminent military confrontation with the shia houthis. the army has been weakened by years of conflicts. striebzmen say they will take the defense of the oil and gas-rich province into their own hands. >> the situation is under control. but if there is war in maarib, things might get out of control. malitias will reek havoc. this will be dangerous for the oil an gas installations. >> the local military channelom is in charge of the most important unit in maarib. he tours the front line on a daily basis to ensure his men are ready for the fight. >> fighters are deployed for two weeks and then sentence back
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home for a day or two and then they have to return to the front line. now, we are on high alert. >> this is a predominantly sunni area, anti-houthi sentiment is on the rise here these people accuse the shia group of he can up and downing to could control most of yemen. for them, did he have fenldzing m. aarib is a matter of life or death. >> we receive no backing from the government. each fighter has to pay to maintain the patrol units operating non-stop. generous tribes sends us food from time to time. the government has pleaded for calm asking tribesmen and the houthis to settle their differences through dialogue. but the threat of war looms large in this rich desert prove incident. >> the houthis are deploying hundreds of fighters to the area. they say their presence is crucial to prevent al-qaeda from seizing vital oil and gas installations in the prove incident of maarib.
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al jazeera is continuing to demand the release of our three journalists who have now been held in flinz egypt for 330 days. peter greste, mohammed and fahmy are appealing against their convictions. the last large pieces of wreckage from the malaysia airlines jet which was shot down over ukraineform recovered.
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it was a crime so bold, it shocked the whole country. 58 people killed in broad daylight just off a main highway in the southern philippines. 21 of the victims were realtives and associates of a political dynasty. 32 were journalists and five were simply passersby. the first witness to come forward spoke to al jazeera in fear for his life, he accused a r i have a l family, one of the most powerful in the family of being behind the massacre. >> data ordered it. >> 18 members are now on trial for multiple murder along with 176 others including police and military forces under the family's influence. the family patriarch and two sons all held public office and were close allies of the
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country's president at the time but the case has been proceeding much slower than many would like, even with the new president in power. >> you don't charge 198 counts of murder. it has never been done. international tribunals have not charged this many people. >> the trials continue. the biggest test of a pilloried justice stem. the case has been beset by more than procedural problems. there is infighting, accusations of bribery, a judge who some say is too cautious and witnesses who are either disappearing or getting killed. promising to reform the country's culture of pat rogerage politics, the president said there would be a conviction by the ends of his term in 2016. so the justice secretary who was human rights commissioner when the crime happened has taken over the case, herself. >> it is not easy to advance a reform agenda by any
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administration. a lot of assiresistance, vested interests, powerful people, those who would really want status quo to prevail always. >> but since the massacre, rights groups say there have been more than 100 extra judicial killings and only a handful of convictions. in the southern philippines, dado is governor but members of the apatuan family are back in public. as much as the government says it's pushing for change, it seems some things haven't changed at all. >> the north korea state media is showing practices of its leader supervising military drills. it urges the referral of north korea to the international criminal court for alleged crimes against humanity.
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now, a group of caribbean nations has launched a legal case to seek reparations from former slave trading countries in europe. the caribbean community known as caricom claims european governments were responsible for slavery, genocide and racial apartheid but as andy gallacher reports, the practice continues in haiti for thousands of people who remain slaves today. >> this house in port awe prince, the chance to play with your friends isn't certain lightly. this home is a refuge. over young woman here was rescued from slavery, a practice still common in haiti. rose mertha is a typically case, given to a family and forced to work for nothing, she was often beaten and abused. an example, say campaigners of a shameful european legacy. >> it is not something we want to to hide any more because it causes so much hurt, and
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people -- in people's lives. we need to talk about it and change it. >> slavery existed in haiti from the 15th century and was said to be brutal during the french col colonial period. the revolution of 1804 is the only successful slave ref oath in human history but it's a chapter that's far from over. >> this statute commemorates the first to free himself, sparking a revolution, but over two centuries later, there are more than 200,000 enslaved people here there has been some support in europe over talk of rep parations. many in the legal community think any kind of victory is slim. >> the reaction from european governments has been mixed with many simply dismissing the lawsuit the proofer has claimed many in the past. he said it may be a hard battle to win. >> i am a realist. i have seen nations all over the world treated poorly by developed nations, and on the other hand, you never can give
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up. small victories will add up to really a new national identity for places like haiti. for rose and thousands of others, it could mean a brighter future. this teenager is already determined to make changes. >> i want to be and i know god will help me, and i know i worked hard to be that i want. i know who i am, and i know i can be. >> the rep arrestations are delayed justice for modern day problems has been an argument that has simerred for decades in the caribbean but for these girls, the freedom to be together and be safe is all that counts. andy gallacher, al jazeera, port awe principal, haiti. >> let's show you the latest pictures. there, you see sergei lavrov and john kerry respectsively as they
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meet in vienna for those tension talks over iran's nuclear program. >> thank you, everyone. still to come here at al jazeera, in sport, find out why elvis presley inspired this young boxing champion. ♪
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time for other sports news now. luis hamilton is celebrating the second formla one world title of his career. hamilton did it in style with
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victory at the abu dhabi grand prix and never looked back. sarah coats reports. >> starting the final race of the season from the front of the group, nicco rosberg needed to win to put pressure on luis hamilton. it went wrong from the german from the start. his mercedes teammate out pacing him immediately flying ahead before the first corner. things went from bad to worse from rosberg as a string of mechanical problems saw his title chances fade. >> copy, niko. we can see it his rosberg's frustrations were too evident. >> what the hell does that mean? also german was to finish right down in 14th. hamilton raced home two and a half seconds in front of williams driver, massa who was
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second and his teammate in third. a victory, a record 16th of the season the rival rear hasn't always been friendly. rosberg was gracious in his defeat. >> he wanted to say a huge thank you to the fans coming out all of this way hamilton's win with royal approval in abu dab be. rosberg and the rest will be out to steal his crown next season. >> roger federer has landed the last tennis title that has alluded him beating gasberg to help clench the first ever davis club title.
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federer can have the davis can you be team title to his seventeen grand slam singles titles. going from bad to worse. last season runners up, it has continued at crystal pal allegation. they opened after a couple of minutes but palace claimed a 3-1 victory. that is liverpool's third straight league defeat. they are down to 12th in the table. this will finally, meet next year after successful defending his world title, pack you said he is preparing to take on mayweather. he beat the previously undefeated american challenger in mckow on sunday. the filipino knocking his independent down six times didn't get the knock out he wanted, but the 36-year-old won in 12 rounds, boxing is often as
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much about the talking outside of the ring as it is the boxing inside it. a catch name helps when it comes to promoting a fight. britain's young boxer of the year. >> ask a boxing fan what it takes to be a champion and they will tell you: strong fists, fast feet, and dedication. add a touch of hollywood with a catchy name and you can be a tour winner, just ask kid galahad. >> professionals. we can't give you that name. we have to call you. i didn't know what to give myself a name. when i was a kid, i watched a film called kid gallahad and he said, okay. he was the king of rock, you want to be the king of the ring. yeah. >> super bantamweight champion, kid gallahad.
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>> the re-branded kid gallahad hasn't looked back since turning professional, the super bantamweight remains unbeaten with 18 wins and nine knockouts. this year, three titles and all weren't just in the ring. he was named young british boxer of the year and follows in the footsteps of the likes of berry mcgood wiggins and the man who introduced him to boxing. >> hamad is a former heavy weight boxer. they were born to yemeni parents and grew up in shelved in the north of england? >> there were at that time a lot of gangs going on. always fighting, and i just took myself out of the cycle and went into the gym and i have never been into trouble, never. >> so what is it about the sport that attracts troubled youngsters. >> often boxers will find they
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will get to a boxing ring and get the sort of one on one attention from coaches and people at the gym they haven't possibly found elsewhere in their life. they didn't find it at school often. they have had troubles at school, they might not have it at home. so there is certainly al band of sort of brothers in a way. you find in a boxing gym. >> taking a street fighter and making him into a boxing champion takes more than the camrad rea gym can offer. >> one thing about boxing that teaches you, sometimes, you can't rush into things and most important thing in life is discipline. >> perhaps the toughest lifelesson that boxing can teach. joann in a, al jazeera, doha. plenty more sport later on. but that is it for now. >> thank you very much. now, a long and rough journey to travel to the remote islands in the southern ocean. scientistsists studying the penguin population have come up with a new way to keep track of them from afar.
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jessica baldwin now explains. >> reporter: monitoring the life cycle of penguins in the southern ocean from the warmth of his oxford university office, robert simpson is the brains behind penguinwatch, a research project that takes thousands of images from automatic cameras, puts them on the internet and then uses citizen scientistsists to identify penguins. >> very deposition. >> the data provides insight into the person begins' breeding behavior to see if they are reaking to climate change. more than 20,000 people have visited the site. to click on penguins, eggs or the odd penguin photo bomb. >> the first 24 hours, we have watched through as many images as the research team had ever done in years of doing this work just because the shear scale of people that went on and looked through the images. >> penguins are sensitive to their environment. how many babies they have or how
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they are clustering provides scientistsists with important clues of how they are coping. the volunteers clicking away at penguin watch are making a difference. they are helping with the conservation of pen begins so the animals can live outside the zoo. >> the project is an easy sell because just about everybody loves penguins. >> they are car asthmatic. they are comical. and they walk away. they are always busy but they are also penguins with attitudes, especially the delis. i have been working with colonies and they have rushed out to attack me even though they are only knee high and they flap away with their wings at me. >> these fpenguins are more interested in stroking than striking. whatever their attitude, they need to be conserved.
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