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down the confusing financial speak and make it real. >> trying to beat the deadline - negotiations continue over iran's nuclear plans. time is running out. hello there, welcome to al jazeera, live from doha. i'm shiulie ghosh. also coming up on the programme - joining the battle against i.s.i.l. - reports on foreign fighters heading to syria. the grand jury vets the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police
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officer in the city of ferguson. unable to treat medical treatment. we follow the plight of a gaza boy suffering burns the clock is ticking. diplomats are trying to remain confident over a deal over iran's nuclear programme. major powers and tehran have less than 24 hours to strike a deal. they could extend the discussions. iran wants to slow in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. jonah hull reports from vienna. >> reporter: in vienna foreign ministers in iran are almost all in face. china's wang ye is due in on monday. the deadline sets themselves for a deal, could stretch into the early hours. some sources suggest it could be
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missed altogether. the former state department official has been speaking to both sides, believes talk of failure is premature. >> not only is it too early, but failure is not an option. neither side can leave vienna. what they are looking for is a break through, which is why the foreign ministers are meeting to get the last bit of progress that they'll need to go into tomorrow, to figure out what they'll be taking home. >> this was president obama's assessment in a u.s. television interup. >> the good news is that the interim deal we entered into has definitely stopped iran's nuclear programme from advancing. it's been successful. >> the deal would have a roll back, wouldn't it? >> the now the question is could we get to a more permanent deal. and the gaps are significant. >> those gaps exist in the difference on the one hand between the six powers
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determination to limit iran's ability to enrich uranium and give too much up. the desire for permanent sanctions and relieve, and powers wanting to hold some sanctions back to guarantee compliance. in iran the talks are being monitored closely. it's not just the crippling sanctions but a range of factors making the outcome so important here. >> i think that the iranians are also expecting that the talks will not fail, because it's clear na the united states created a big mess in the region, due to the policies we had, the rise of i.s.i.l., and the united states is in talks with the russian over the ukraine, and china over the south china sea. so the balance of power is shifting away from the united states, and the iranians recognise that.
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>> reporter: little more than a year ago a scene like this would have been unthinkable. the u.s. secretary of state, and iran's foreign minister in friendly face to face talks, a sign of how far they have come. what is at stake if the negotiations over iran's nuclear programme were to fail - the rapid return of old enemies to decades of hostility, and talk of war meanwhile in tehran, an iranian british woman gaoled for trying to watch a men's volleyball match has been freed. she was part of a group that tried to attend a game. she was sentenced to a year in prison a suicide bomber killed 49 spectators at a volleyball game. more than 50 were injured in a remote part of the province, there has been no claim of responsibility so far. the explosion followed afghan
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mps voting to improve the security deals with the united states and n.a.t.o. charles stratford is in the capital kabul with more. >> we speak to a tribal elder around a 45 minute driving showing how isolated on area it is. he describes how the suicide bomber walks into the volleyball tournament before detonating an explosive device, describing the children amongst the casualties. two helicopters have been authorised to fly south to that area to pick some casualties up and bring them back for treatment. some are treated in a military hospital. we are hearing requests and seeing requests on social media for blood donations. additional security forces sent to the area to help with some of those casualties. it comes at a sensitive time. on a day when parliament is voting in favour of the security pact. with both the u.s. and n.a.t.o., in terms of trying to give
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additional training for the afghan force, and, of course, this attack shows you exactly what challenge they face iraqi troops backed by a shia militia and kurdish peshawar forces attacked two towns under i.s.i.l. control north-east of baghdad. these are pictures of fighting from the town. the anti-i.s.i.l. forces managed to advance into the neighbouring town of jal outlina. imran khan is in baghdad joining us from there. is this a win for iraqi troops. >> it is seen as a victory of sorts. i.s.i.l. fighters have taken over part of diyala province since june, there has been fears clashes, but this is an operation that is seen as being
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crucial basically because of cooperation between the shia militia and the kurdish forces much the iraqi army is coming up into sardia, and kurdish peshawar forces are coming down from the north. they are squeezing i.s.i.l. fighters. they are fleeing into neighbouring provinces. this comes off the back of successes for the iraqi force, down in jav ra in the south, and in the key town of beigy. it is seen as a -- baiji. it is seen as a success. it is something we are looking at. we have a couple of victories, does this mean that we are winning this fight. >> is that what it means, the fight is tough, and not going as smoothly in other parts of iraq. >> iraqi forces are taking on
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fighters, in some way the easiest places, it is the further south, and the weakest point, the budgety refinery, needing air strikes and other assistance to go in. the real fight will take place when it comes to mosul in the north, and the border crossing where i.s.i.l. has a real strength of force there, and experienced and quite determined fighters, and down in anbar province, anbar is still predominantly in the control of i.s.i.l. fighters, the iraqi army on the back foot trying to keep a lid on the situation, stopping them coming into baghdad. as you might want to put it, it's seen as a victory in some places. where the real fighting needs to take place is where i.s.i.l. has their strength, and the iraqi army has not gone in in large numbers. >> interesting stuff.
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thank you for that. imran khan in baghdad. >> the ongoing fight against i.s.i.l. is attracting thousands of foreign fighters. in britain, the government has been accused of trafficly underestimating fighters heading to iraq and syria. more have been found among those fighting against the group. hunter smith explains. -- harry smith sminth. >> no one nose for sure how many western volunteers joins the fight against i.s.i.l. as the battle wages, evidence suggests that the numbers may be growing. messages posted on social media show an american, jordie maddison on the left and jamie reed, both said to be fighting on the side of the the ypy, kurdish people's defense units. mattson is believed to run the recruiting operation why for the
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lions. read says high trained with the french army, another is jame hughes, describing himself as a former british infantry soldier, their presence raises concerns in their them country. those familiar with the radicalization of young westerners, say there may be many reasons why they are drawn to war. >> i.s.i.l. has a strong appeal to a certain set of extreme ists. it promises utopia, pristine islam, the return of the calafat. that's attractive for a lot of people. not all people. there are dirvess between these jihadists and althoughing. propaganda is very effective
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a military analyst says men join wars for different reasons. countries fight for their own reasons - oil, terrain, religion, individuals fight for their own personnel reasons also. i've read the article. guys getting a lot of tweets. he's coming in, maybe, doing it from the media. he has a history of fighting in wars. the individual has a taste for the war. the british who are going on the i.s.i.l. side are supporting the caliphate. some threatened sanctions against citizen who fight for i.s.i.l. none said it will take actions. >> syrian forces besiege rebel
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held areas. for those trapped inside the humanitarian situation, it is getting strait. in this neighbourhood water has been cut off. this man gets water from a well near his house. it is simple but effective. >> we had no choice but to act. we had no water, generator or electricity. we do it manually. >> this is 4km south of the capital, an area controlled by the reb 'ems, so it's regular lay targeted by shells and bombs. it's besiege the. regime soldiers loyal to bashar al-assad surround the area and
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cut off water and electricity. they use a bike to charge batteries. tens of thousands of syrians and palestinians used to live here. most forced to leave their homes. for those here, the situation is desperate. >> translation: we have nothing here any more. we have no water. no jobs. barely any food. and no one is helping us. anti-government fighters so far defeated attempts by government forces to enter the area. the neighbourhood is under siege so people living here make the most of what little they have flash flooding in southern morocco killed at least 31 people, with others missing. heavy storms swept across several regions, including marra kerb, which is popular with tourists. torrential rain destroyed homes and roads have been blocked
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the israeli cabinet approved a controversial bill that defines the country as a nation state of jew, it needs to be passed by parliament. opponents say it undermines democratic values, and palestinians in israel could be stripped of rights if they or relatives take parts in act of violence. >> translation: the state of israel is the nation state of the jewish people, with equal and individual rights with citizens, but we insist upon this. a flag anthem, the right of every due to immigrate to the country and other symbols - these are granted to our people in the one and only state. >> still to come - heading for a run off. no official results on the tunisian presidential election. voters look certain to return to the polls next month. a martial art form you may not
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iran and world powers are preparing for a push in tehran's nuclear programme in vienna. a deal is possible before the deadline, which is less than 24 hours away. a suicide bomber killed at least 49 spectators at a volleyball game in afghanistan. more than 50 others were injured in pat eka province. there has been no claim of
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responsibility so far flash flooding in morocco killed 31, others are missing. heavy storms swept across regions, including marra kerb. torrential rain destroyed many homes, and roads have been blocked. tunisia's first direct presidential election looks likely to go to a run off after a revolution that launched the arab spring. the revolution was around 65%. >> after an historic day of voting, tunisians seem poised to go to the polls again to choose a new president. the election commission is expected to announce final results in a few days. the parties of the two frontrunners say the tallies are heading to a second round the next month.
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the veteran politician, beji caid essebsi, whose party won the parliamentary elections says their candidate is in the lead. >> translation: according to initial results, mr beji caid essebsi is leading with a significant margin over the second rival. we thank the tunisian people for giving us its trust. >> reporter: the camp of the current president moncf marzouki insists their candidate is leading with a small margin. >> translation: there'll be a second round, like we anticipated, and it will be between moncf marzouki, and beji caid essebsi. the results are close, and counting estimates suggest that we are leading with a margin of 2-4." . >> counting is it now underway. the unofficial results indicate that there are deep divisions in the country. there is the secular camp that backs beji caid essebsi and the nidaa tounes party. it needs to bring on board other
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parties to form a new government. and there is the camp of the president and some of the revolutionary youth. but it is thought to have the bagging of the conservative party, which came second in the general polls. this camp fears the return of members of the former regime and his party controls the government. however, there is talk among all political leaders that there could be a way out by forming a government of national unity. the second round of voting will be held in december. it will be up to the main political parties and their ability to compromise to end the polarization and end uncertainty. >> in egypt a police officer has been killed in a blast in the sinai peninsula. the armoured vehicle he was travelling in was deliberately
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targeted. some areas had been deliberately targeted. >> al jazeera continues to demand the release of our three journalists who have been imprisoned for 331 days. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were gaoled on false charges of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing against the convictions. it's now been a month since egypt closed its border with the gaza strip. the rafah crossing closure is part of the military operations in the sinai. many that rely on the crossing have been left stranded. jane ferguson's report contains images that some viewers may find distressing. >> reporter: doctors in gaza can't give this boy the treatment he needs. devastating burns covered half of his body since his house was hit during the bombardment of the gaza strip. >> i have pain all over my body.
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my arms feel painful and my back all the time. i cannot sleep at night. it's too painful. >> reporter: doctors say he needs specialist treatment in europe. the family can no longer leave. rafa is the only border crossing. it's been shut by authorities for a month. the empty terminal is where most palestinians come in and out of gaza. the building was damaged during the bombardment during this summer. this is the main departure member. normally hundreds, if not thousands would be here waiting to go across and travelling abroad from there. now, however, it's completely abandoned. egypt closed the crossing after an attack by armed group in the sinai, killed 33. the egyptian government is
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evacuating an iskm wide buffer zone. some buildings have been levelled. authorities in gaza say closing the rafa crossing is unreasonable. >> translation: the chaos in egypt is an internal affair, we have nothing to do with it. it's not fair that they should pay the price. >> reporter: the only option is to apply for position to leave gaza via israel. such permission is rarely granted a 12-year-old boy who was carrying an imitation gun has been shot dead by u.s. police. he was at a playground in cleveland ohio. witnesses say he was shot when he failed to follow police orders and reached for a fake
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pistol. the two officers involved have been taken off duty while the incident is investigated another police shooting in the u.s. is the subject of a grand jury investigation. in august a while the police officers fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. it resulted in violent seems as protesters clashed with police. things will never be the same for many. >> reporter: hitting all the right notes. [ ♪ music ] >>reporter: riverview gardens high school jazz band on stage at the historic sheldon concert hall in st louis. they practised hard. it was not easy amid the anger, frustration and violence over michael brown's death. >> why it's about thinking about being out there, getting to school solve.
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i'm here today. >> reporter: protests and tension dominated the school year so far, disrupting classes and raising stress levels. many students at riverview sou the scenes unfold in the neighbourhood. there are queers that a grand jury decision will be a catalyst for more trouble. >> the concert may not have happened had violence broken out. students, parents and the school. they were going through droum. it was all about the music. between sets, these young musicians are as relaxed as they have been in months. the music they played well helped them cope. i dream about the music. i eat and think about the music. >> reporter: teachers placed their share of distress in the past months. these are high school students, getting them ready for college
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and adult life can't be put aside even for what this area is going through. >> the parents made me come straight home from school because of violence in the community, looting and all things. these students worked hard, went home, practised, and oum a teacher -- i'm a teacher that rules with an iron fist. that's how i was raised. >> the last song was ending. fears and concerns of a community remain. for one night, at least, the show did go on. pope francis has canonized two indians and four italians, praising a commitment. father and sister from india were among six declared saints. the pope says the new saints were examples of people that helped those he called the smallest and the poorest. >> now, you have heard of
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karate, judo and ty cannedo, what about an ancient form of martial art indigenous to the philippines. with a nation obsessed with basketball, it needs government help to survive. we have this report from manila. >> reporter: it was disguised during the spanish period, hundreds of years ago. >> the rise of martial arts during the 1970s, captured the interest of the filipinos for ancient martial arts. students are grateful for it. >> you notice nations like japan and china, it's a strong inheritance. >> reporter: they say learning the sport is a way for filipinos
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to appreciate their culture. korea has taekwondo, japan karate, this is the sport. it is a nation or a form of martial arts using weapons, blades, knooefs, fighting sticks. despite the directives to use the martial arts in the curriculum, basketball is the most popular sport here, with many promotors saying the american sport is easier to endorse commercially than this sport. it has to do with deep-seated colonial mentality of filipinos. >> it's a mixture of the technologies of two cultures. it has a severe, straight forward action what the filipino
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has is a craysful flowing most. that it's able to deliver. it delivers with europeans in the signature way. it's an efficiently system. more than just the discipline, the sport brings action to the country the rio 2016 olympics organising committee revealed the mascots for the summer games. the olympic character is a yellow animal. it represents all different animals of brazil. the paralympic is a blue figure. representing plants.
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>> astronauts aboard the international space station is waking up and smelling the coffee. a new machine has arrived. it was delivered by russian soya spacecraft. they hope they have cracked the problem of getting coffee to flow in space. america stands on the bridge of a new cold war with russia, i journeyed to the front lines in the frozen north with america's allies are locked in a high-stakes stand off over huge deposits of oil and gas. i'll look at how arctic melting unlocked a wealth of opportunity, and fuelled new tensions between old enemies, and i'll talk to a cold war wore yore who has never taken his eye off russia. i'm ali velshi, and this is "real money".