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only on al jazeera america. >> trying to beat the deadline - negotiations continue over iran's nuclear plans. time is running out. >> hello there. i'm shiulie gosh in doha. also coming up, a turn out of voters in an historic election. the race for the presidency goes a run off. is. >> fighters kill dozens of people. many others are missing. >> the grand jury investigates the shooting of an unarm black teenager in the u.s. city of
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ferguson the clock is ticking but the documents are trying to remain confident over a deal over iran's nuclear programme. major world powers, and tehran have less than 24 hours to trike a deal. they could choose to extend the discussion. western countries want to slow the development, in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. jonah hull reports from the meeting in austria. >> in vienna, the foreign ministers from international powers and iran are almost all in place. china's wang ye is due in on monday. the deadline they set themselves for a deal midnight on monday. could stretch to the early hours. some sources suggest it could be missed altogether. a former state department official speaking to both sides believes talk of failure is premature. >> i think not only is it too
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early to talk about failure, but it is not an option. neither could leave empty-handed. i think that's why the foreign ministers are meeting to get the last little bit can be taken home to their capitals. >> this is president obama's take. >> the good news is the interim deal we entered into has definitely stopped iran's nuclear program from advancing. it's been successful. >> the deal is the roll back. so now, the question is can we get to a more permanent deal. and the gaps are more significant. >> those gaps exist on the one hand between the powers limiting ability to enrich uranium, and iran's unwillingness to give things up, and the desire to lift sanctions and relief and
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the six powers wanting to hold some sanctions back. guaranteed compliance. >> in iran talks are monitored closely. it's not just the crippling sanction, but a maze of factors that make the outcome in vienna important here. >> i think that the iranians are also expecting that the talks will not fail, because it's clear that the united states has created a big mess in the region, due to policies. we had the rise of i.s.i.l., and the united states is in sharp conflict with the russians over ukraine and the chinese, and russia and china moving close towards iran as time goes buy. the balance of power is shifting away from the united states, and the iranians recognising that. >> 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.
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what is at stake if the negotiations over iran's nuclear programme were to fail altogether, the rapid return of enemies to pass decades of hostility and talk of war meanwhile, if tehran, there has been protests against the nuclear talks. dozens of students gathered outside the atomic energy organization, and urged not to give up, calling for the removal of sanctions. >> mark fitzpatrick is a director of the nonproliferation programme. he joins us now from london. good to see you. so the deadline is fast approaching. there seems to be the will there to try to reach an agreement. but as both sides that. the gaps remaining. there's a desire to reach an
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agreement. whether there's a will or not. i'm not sure. the iranians are looking for a deal that will lift their sanctions. we will not get them lifted. the other side gets the cut backs they had been wanting. the impasse is pretty large. >> within iran as we have seen there's protests demanding that iran doesn't give up nuclear rights. the sanctions had a huge effect on the economy. is there a split on opinion within iran on the talks? >> you know, the iranian public wants sanctions lifted, and they have an expectation that the talks will proceed. they'll find they have broken, and the repercussions could be harsh. he will be seen to have failed. the hard liners will be happy
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that he didn't make sales, but they will harm the economy. do you think ll be a deal or do you think they'll talk about extending that line. >> it's clear that an extension is the only possible good out come of the talks now. there's too little time, wrapping up some of the smaller issues on which there is issues. that will be difficult in the short time remaining. most likely it will be an extension, and it's a question of how long it will be. do you see a move towards iran
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and the west. the fact that they are taking place is touted as something of a break through. if there's a normalization, how will it sit with countries like israel. i don't think normalization is in the cards. if there was agreement, it doesn't mean that united states and iran is friendly. if the nuclear issue could be e resolved it would move the largest impediment. it wouldn't be friend lip. it's problematic, but it's not talking about bombing them. quotes that's a big problem for israel. america will not defeat them. there are too many other issues outstanding. >> interesting stuff. tank you for your analysis --
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thank you for your analysis. mark fitzpatrick speaking from london. >> iraqi troops backed by a militia and kurdish peshawar forces attacked two towns under i.s.i.l. control north-east of baghdad. these are pictures of fighting. the anti-i.s.i.l. forces managed to advance into the neighbouring town. imran khan is in baghdad and sent us this update. >> it's been seen as a victory of sorts. i.s.i.l. has taken over parts of the province since june. there has been clashes in the intervening period. as an operation seen as crucial. just to give you the geeingography, the iraqi army are coming up from the south.
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and the kurdish pesh merger are coming down from the north. this is off the back of successes for the iraqi forces and in the town of beiji, it's something people have been looking at saying we have a couple of victories, we have them on the back foot. dud it mean we are winning the fight a suicide bomber killed 49 spectators at a volleyball game in afghanistan. more than 50 were injured in a remote part of the province s there's no claim of responsibility so far. the explosion followed the afghan department's approval of two deals with the united states and n.a.t.o. charles stratford is in kabul. this attack is widely condemned. what details are emerging, has
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anyone claimed responsibility yet? >> as you say. no claim of specty. there has been a lot of wounded brought to kabul. at least 50 people have been treated here. there were a number of dignitaries. and hundreds of residents offering blood donations, a number of dignitaries flew to the site to inspect the damage. a massive blow. this is one of, if not the largest attack this year coming off the back, on the same day that parliament voted in support of i.s.i.s., to keep foreign
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forces here in the fight against the taliban, security saying they have seen a massive rise in attacks in the city across afghanistan, and as the attack yesterday shows, out in the provinces, a blow to that security initiative with the international powers here. >> thank you for that. charles stratford updating us from kabul there. >> still to come on al jazeera - the closing of the rafa border crossing, and how it's creating hardship with gazans. plus, a police shooting in the u.s. state of missouri, how it's affecting students in local schools. stay with us.
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welcome back. i'm shiulie ghosh. the top stories on al jazeera. iran and major world powers are preparing for a push in the tehran nuclear programme. negotiators say a deal is possible before the deadline, which is less than 24 hours away. >> a suicide bomber killed 49 spectators at a volleyball game in afghanistan. 50 others were injured during the incident. there has been no claim of responsibility so far. >> now, tunisia's first direct presidential election looks likely to go to a run off, four years after the resolution that launched the arab spring. the turn out was 65%.
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neither of the two leading candidates are likely to win outright. let's go to our correspondent live in tunis. it seems to be a smooth election, that was a high turn out. what is the mood there this morning. >> they are going back to work this morning. if you look at the headline there's an indication of what the mood is here. most of the headlines are dominated by the fact that these two men on the right are through the second round, beji caid essebsi, and moncf marzouki. a lot of young people boycotted the application. election. old are exited. the young didn't turn out. that is a key issue. why is it that the young came out. when it came down to the election, they felt disappointed
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with the political disagreement, in terms of jobs, security, that when it came to polling day, that they decided not to come out and vote. it like like there's going to be a run off and the interim president. we don't have the final results. both the men will be in the run off. both sides are saying let make sure it doesn't get nasty, let's come up with an agreement that everywhere is happy with. there's talk about a unity government because the president is on one side. the nest government needs to be
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decided on soon. flash floods in morocco killed 31, other missing. storms swept across the region, including marra kerb, popular with tourists. roads have been destroyed, and blocked the israeli cabinet confirmed a bill defining the nation's state as jews. it needs to be passed by personal. it undermines the democratic val uxes p.m. binyamin netanyahu announced that palestinians in israel could be stripped of residency and welfare rights in relatives take part in violent attacks. >> the state of israel is the nation state.
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it has individual right for citizens. on the jewish people have national right, the flag, anthem. these are granted only to our people in its one and only state. in egypt a police officer has been killed in a blast in the sinai peninsula. the armoured vehicle was targeted. parts of sinai have been in a state of emergency since an attack killed more than 30 soldiers last month. after the attack egypt closed the border with the gaza strip. shoulding the crossing left many gazans stranded. among them patients in need of medical care. jane ferguson's report contains images that some viewers may find distressing. >> reporter: doctors in gaza can note give this man the treatment he needs. devastating burns covered half his body since sis house was hit
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during the bombardment of the gaza strip. >> i have pain all over my body. my arms feel painful and my back all the time. i can't sleep at fight, it's too painful. >> reporter: doctors say he needs specialist treatment. rafa is the only border crossing, it's been shut by the egyptian authorities for a month. the empty terminal is where most palestinians come in and out of gaza. the building was slightly damaged during the bombardment. it is functional. this is the main departure area, where hundreds if not thousands of gazans would be here waiting to move across the border to egypt. and travelling abroad. now it's abandoned.
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egypt closeded the crossing after attack by an armed group. the egyptian government is evacuating a 1km wide buffer zone to stop tunnels and supply routes. some have been levelled. authorities in gaza say closing the rafah crossing is unreasonable. >> the chaos in egypt is an internal affair. we have nothing to do with it. the only option now it to apply for presentation to leave gaza via israel. such permission is rarely granted. >> let's go back to an earlier story, and the mass flooding over morocco, with heavy storms
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and several people dead. abdul is following the story for us on the phone from kane it ra. give us a sense of what is happening there. we here that there's flooding across morocco. including polices like marra kerb, which are popular with tourists. >> not really. the flooding is mainly located in the province. it's to the south of where i am. the storm is hitting the southern region. we have to mention here that that region has been suffering for the last 30 years from distraughts.
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when there was rain, the refers would - because of the drought they were flat again. the houses in the villages, in the mountains, are made of mud, so when there is heavy fighting, you have the spectacular images that maybe we have you have seen. what we know for sure, there's official bans from the interim prime ministry, talking about 18 dead, and 18 missing. but local sources have been selling us that the brapz could be bigger than that. >> what is happening with the rescue operation. what is the interior ministry doing about finding the missing people. >> the rescue operation - there is a regs cue operation going
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under way since yesterday night. sunday night, when all this has happened. it's mobilizing the area with the helicopters, and they are trying to recover bodies or rescue people. there's a lot of evacuation that has been happening from remote villages. they are taking people away from regions that are, you know under the areas. the national weather forecast, similar today, as issued, seeing that more storms are coming to that region, and even as casablanca, which is 100km from where i am now. where i am really next to. it's a wait and see, and the paradox, if i may say so, the
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northern region of morocco, and the region - usually the - where - the most region of morocco is enjoying a better climate for the seen, which is autumn and almost winter in morocco. >> thank you very much for updating us on that. abdul in morocco. >> now, al jazeera continues to demonstrate the release of three journalists held in prison in egypt. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were gaoled on false charges of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing against their convictions. a 12-year-old boy 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
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he failed to follow police orders and reached for a fake pist pistol. the two officers involved have been taken off duty while the incident is vetted. another shooting in the u.s. is subject to a grand jury investigation. in august, a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the city of missouri. it prompted violent scenes as protesters fought with police. the city rourned to norm -- returned to normal, but for many things will not be the same. >> reporter: riting all the right -- hitting all the right notes. riverview garden's high school jazz map on stage at the concert hall in st louis. they practised hard. it was not easy amid the anger, frustration and violence over michael brown's death. >> it's hard for me to sleep at night and think about getting up
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in the morning, being up there, getting to school safely. i'm here today protests and tension dominated the school year so far, interrupting classes and raising stress levels. many of the students saw these scenes unfold in their neighbourhood. there's fears that a grand jury decision against indicting the white police officer will be a catalyst for more trouble. >> the concert may not have happened had violence broken out makes it special. students, parents and the school. this area is going through trauma. these young musicians are as relaxed as they did in months. the music they played well helped them cope. >> i dream about music, i wake up with music in my head. i eat and think about music. it saved my life. >> reporter: teachers, too, faced their share of the stress of the past month.
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these are high school students, and getting them ready for college and adult life cannot be put aside even for what the area came through. >> their parents made them come straight home because of violence in their communities, looting and all of these things. the student went home. worked hard, practised. i'm a teacher that i keep them - i rule with an iron fist. that's how i was raised. >> reporter: the last song is ending, but the fears and concerns of a community remain. for one night at least, the show did go oun. we think of slavery as having been abolished across the world. in a caribbean country the practice exists. we have this report from haiti. >> at this house in port-au-prince, the chance to play with your friends is not taken lightly. for these girls the home is a refuge. every woman was rescued from
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slavery. the practice cas common. this is a typical face, given to a family and forced to work for nothing. she was beaten and abused. an example of a european legacy. >> it's not something that we want to hide any more. it causes so much hurt. and people's lives. we need to talk about it and change it. >> slavery existed in haiti in the 15th century and was said to be brutal. the haitian revolution of 1804 is the only successful slave revault history, it's a statue far from over. >> this commemorates the first slave to free themselves sparking a resolution. two centuries later, there's over 200,000 enslaveded people. while there has been support in europe, many in the legal community think any victory is
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slim. >> the reactions from european governments is mixed, with many dismissing the lawsuit. the professor represented haiti in the past. claims for repatriations are a hard battle to win. >> i'm a realist, and nations all over the world have been treated by developed nations. and on the other hand, you never can give up. because small victories will add up to really a new national identity for places like haiti. >> reporter: for thousands of others, reparations could mean a brighter future. this teenager is determined to make changes. >> i want to be the president. i know god will help me, i know it will be hard. i know who i am, and i know i can be that person where reparations are
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delayed, there has been an argument that simmered for decades. for the girls, they are free to be together and safe. it's all that counts. >> don't forget, you can keep up to date with the news on the web site. >> i'm lisa fletcher. born one gender and living another. >> our digital producer wajahat ali is here.