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the life and crimes of doris payne ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello, welcome to the news hour i'm live in doha and coming up in the next 60 minutes. [gunfire] more peshmerga fighters killed by i.s.i.l. as iraq prime minister criticizes what he calls a slow response by the international coalition. about four million on the streets, how the communities of france stood together after the attacks in paris. back to school children in peshawar resume lessons less than a month after the attack
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that killed more than 100 of their classmates. and all the sports including a historic moment for the palestinian futbol team and the first in a tournament the latest on that later in the program. ♪ but first the speed of the response by the international community to the threat posed by i.s.i.l. is under scrutiny. iraqi prime minister al-abaddi says it's too slow and failed to provide enough military support to his ettroops and his comments echo opinions already eggs -- expressed by the kurdish community and i.s.i.l. killed members of the kurdish security forces in a surprise attack in northern iraq and the deadliest
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attack against the kurds since last summer. the incident took place near a town southwest of irbill and we can talk to our correspondent mohamed who is in the iraqi kurdish capitol of irbill and mohamed first of all let's look at mr. abaddi's comments in cairo and they are out spoken and the first time to me knowledge he openly criticized the challenge by i.s.i.l. >> indeed it's a new one from prime minister abaddi and it's the first time he openly criticized the reaction of the international community and also the support we are getting. so far the international coalition led by the united states has been mainly doing aerial bombardments against
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i.s.i.l. positions and fighters so far they have carried out 1400 air strikes, most of them in iraq. and what is -- what mr. abaddi is saying is not any different from what the kurdish peshmerga forces are saying authorities or the kurds themselves, they are saying they are not getting enough and remain out gunned by opponents who have gotten so much arms from the positions left by the iraqi armed forces when they abandoned positions last july and august. >> the situation is under lying by nothing incident which peshmerga forces are being killed in these confrontations with i.s.i.l. and the peshmerga of course is a very small fighting force, isn't it? >> it is a small fighting force
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and does not have much in terms of equipment and we can confirm that dozens of them were killed in the area around guar and that is 45 kilometers from erbill the capitol of the autonomous kurdish capitol of iraq according to the commander of the peshmerga general who spoke to us a little earlier, he says hundreds of i.s.i.l. fighters came on boats that passes on the edge of the town and carried out a surprise attack and he says they were at one point about to kick them out of the town but because of reenforcements they got from other units of the peshmerga that enabled them to push back their i.s.i.l. fighters. he also said that there is now
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and since yesterday continuing fighting in and around guar and that they were helped by air strikes by the coalition of forces. now, as you say this attack as well as how susceptible the peshmerga are to these attacks of i.s.i.l. and sometimes they use suicide bomb ings and cars with explosives and shows how the scales are heavily tilted in favor of i.s.i.l. when it comes to arms and also training. >> for now thank you very much indeed and correspondent live from erbill. and libya general congress met in tripoli to discuss the upcoming u.n. mediated talks with the rival parliament meeting in tabrook and months of fighting with governments backed by several armed groups battling for control and scheduled to take place in geneva next week.
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the u.s. is investigating allegations that money sent to afghanistan to pay police salaries went into the pockets of police chiefs instead. the inspector general for afghanistan reconstruction report says so called ghost workers receiving salaries and 20% of the police force which is now in charge of security may not be receiving their full paychecks. now france is preparing to mobilize 10,000 soldiers to help protect its population and announcement comes just a day after solidarity rallies with four million people across the country and last week 17 people were killed in several attacks around paris. live to our correspondent rory challenge who is in there and of course the scene of the heart of yesterday's show of unity. but quite quick response then from the government the announcement of a significant deployment of extra security
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forces forces. >> well clearly the french government still beliefs there are threats that remain and that is something that manual vows the prime minister admitted to on french radio this morning. and the reason why they believe that is that there is a question that is hanging at the moment and it's to do with a video that was released of amidi, the man who attacked the supermarket on friday and also believe to have shot dead a policewoman on thursday. now a video was released explaining his actions. the police don't know who filmed and who edited that video. so they believe that that person may still pose a threat so as you say some 10,000 troops are going to be mobilized on to the streets of france significant portion are going to be protecting jewish sites particularly jewish schools. we are being told that 5,000
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police and troops are going to be stationed around the country to make sure the jewish community here in france is kept safe. >> reporter: so a really bolt of reality then following on from the very uplifting move that seemed to be in the country with unity marches which were astonishing in strength and their numbers. >> yeah that is right. and this is no normal monday. it may seem like it people are going to work as they would normally do the traffic is bad as it would normally be but you only look over my shoulder and see the remnants of the vast demonstration with plaques and candles and flags still left here and these have turned into sort of a traction in themselves and of course on the national media there is a lot of attention being paid to what has been going on a few papers here and we had these kind of rather
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wonderful, beautiful, sorry it's a bit windy, pictures on the inside pages and sentiments expressed again and again in france at the moment we are one people. but there is also more reflection going on i have another newspaper here and it's saying that this is the time for questions because france is obviously a country that prides itself on its freedom, on its tolerance, et cetera but it has a lot of deep questions it needs to ask about why there are people within french society who don't feel included in that pole that system of principles and as we have seen over the last few days are prepared to strike at the french state itself. >> rory live in paris and thank you very much indeed. as rory was alluding to the fact there are still divisions in french society, we have this report now from zana from one of
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the most culturally diverse cities in france. >> reporter: this large gathering was a show of defiance a message of solidarity and a condemnation of the resent killings in paris. but behind the slogans through was distrust and fear of one another and this is the second largest city. it has been one of the most diverse societies in the country with a large population along with a sizable jewish community. some of them chose to make their identity clear, i am charlie, i am the police and i am a jew is written on some posters and they say they have long felt like targets but the hose adjust targets at the grocery store on friday was for them a sign of what is to come. >> this could have happened to any one of us to one of our sons to one of our brothers so this is terrible and that's why all the jews flee from france and go to israel. >> reporter: the authorities have been trying to calm fears
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after the worst attack on french soil in decades and promises of increased police presence have done little to say that more violence can be prevented. many people here have told us they are afraid and said last week's attacks were only the beginning, and some of them said the enemy lives among them and the authorities won't be able to win the fight. and this feeling is being capitalized by france's far right which as of late has gained popularity for the anti antiviews and it's attracting support especially after the recent violence. >> translator: it is true such events encourage people to join the far right. >> reporter: it's that feeling that worries muslims who are concerned if communities can continue to live together. >> translator: there are divisions like everywhere else but the problem is that nothing is being done to bring communities together. >> reporter: this city has long been considered as the melting
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pot of france but last week's attack is questioning whether that label will remain al jazeera. shri lanka government starts the first working week after election of the president and facing his first real challenge as well with lawyers and civil rights activists protesting outside the supreme court and charles stratford has more from columbo. >> reporter: first working day in columbo since the election victory. they are activists on the new president to act on promise of delivering an independent judiciary immediately. they are very angry about continued deployments of the top judge in the country. they say former president's appointment to chief justice was totally illegal. >> he will take somebody's side
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which means there will not be justice and it has to be independent and it can only happen if the chief justice and every other judge are away from politicians and be with the party party. >> reporter: the previous had absolutely no respect for benchmarks of democracy and judicially became judicially of the president. >> reporter: the president promised as part of his 100-day plan to end what he describes as kroniism and there was activists and lawyers that turned up for the protest today and they want action now. >> the new president in shri lanka came with pledges to investigate corruption and to change a political system and he managed to secure the votes of the minority in so doing and now they are hoping his new government will look after their
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interests. and we report. >> reporter: this is sri lanka and the presidential election was critical and helped swing it in his favor. >> translator: we vote for him because we think he will be good for us and must realize why so many people chose him, if he does it will also be clear what he most do. >> translator: if he remembers why the people voted for him and delivers that will be enough. >> reporter: it's waiting for him to keep his promises. >> he is going to nominate and talk about national council and immediate issues facing the country as well as importantly the areas and particularly the land and other things.
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>> reporter: makeup 12% of the population have long complained about discrimination at the hands of the single majority leaders. this content led to a violent struggle to win rights and creation of the tigers but five years after crushing the movement the former president could not bring peace. instead his government drew criticism and accusations of human rights violations during the final stages of the war, allegations he denied. the united nations has also launched an investigation into the accusations. he brought an end to almost 30 years of war, he was unable to win over the people. having grown tired of broken promises they would be treated better the community has placed its faith in them. the students of the university say they have regular run ins with the government and military in resent years. those i spoke to on sunday say they are happy with the election
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result. >> translator: after the war we had food we had houses but we didn't have freedom. we were suffering a lot of psychological pressure. studying even when we slept, we were not at peace and why we abouted a change adjust not just university students but everyone in the north and east. >> reporter: they used collective vote to make a change one they hope will be for the better. al jazeera northern sri lanka. more to come on the al jazeera news hour including shopping for a second-hand coat in yemen but why do many customers want to keep it quiet? plus they have vaccines in rural regions without electricity. the incredible goal is to be an internet sensation. i mean she is up for a top award against two world cup stars. ♪
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and the search and rescue team have found one of the two flight recorder from the air asia plane and still searching for the cockpit voice recorder and 162 passengers and crew were killed when the plane crashed in the java sea more than two weeks ago and we have more from the indonesia capitol dakarta. announcement two weeks and one day when it crashed and the flight data recorder was found two kilometers from where they earlier located the tail of the plane. >> translator: i received an official report from the national transport safety committee. at 7:11 a.m. local time we had succeeded in lifting a part of the black box known as the flight data recorder. >> reporter: the recorder that contained up to 50 hours of flight information will be opened at the office of the national transport safety committee.
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indoe doedoe doe indoe -- indonesia has a lab to investigation back in 2009 and the origination of the plan will assist and will take a few months to finalize. >> translator: if we converted all data they will analyze it and engineers will look at the engineering part and human factors will be studied and all data synchronized. two weeks after the crash investigators hope to find some answers, all flight data will be analyzed right here. in a few more months relatives of the victims should get some clearance. relatives of the 162 victims hope conclusions of the investigation can be presented to them soon. they also urge authorities to find the remaining bodies that are most likely trapped in the body of the plane, after more than two weeks at sea the condition of the bodies are
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almost hampering the identification process, i'm with al jazeera. the south korea president says she is open to holding a summit with the north korean leader kim jong-un and said there will be no preconditions for talks but she insists that the nuclear program should be part of the discussion. harry faucet is our correspondent in the south korean capitol seoul. >> reporter: since inauguration two years ago she said she would speak to kim jong-un but progress from such talks and not have talks for talk sake and now she said she will talk to him without any precondition whatsoever and the change brought about because kim jong-un made a statement only new year's day saying he was open to a summit if conditions were right and also there is a fact this year is the 70th year of the end of the second world war, end of japanese occupation
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of the peninsula, the beginning of division on the peninsula and therefore it would be a symbolic time to meet. >> translator: i'm willing to meet with anyone necessary to solve the pain that has been caused by the division of korea and open up a way of peaceful unification. i can hold the summit if it helps but we cannot discuss peaceful unification without solving the issues like the nuclearzation. >> reporter: for it to happen plenty of hurdles need to be overcome first and president park also in her news conference on monday said north korea passive in response to south korea to high-level talks which idiot -- it made at the end of december and failure to some north korea activists with leaf let's attached to balloons and going an i cross the zone and despite they say in principal and theory they are open to a summit there is plenty of territory that needs to be covered before that can be a
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reality. car bombs thrown at the home and office of the hong kong media magnet and calling for greater democratic freedom and attacks come weeks after the two month long protest rally camps were removed by the police and protesters have been demanding the right to choose their next leader. and the foreign minister says suspected female accomplice who was killed last week in france that she crossed into syria from turkey on january the 8th, her name is here and she is sought to have past through turkey earlier this month. a day after turkey's prime minister and germany chancellor marched together in paris will meet again and this time in berlin and they are expected to talk about cross border skeer -- security and we will go to
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the turkish town very close to the syrian border and bernard as the meeting takes place between the turkish prime minister and mechanical in berlin on top of the agenda we assume to be the issue of the transit of people through turkish territory in order to feed into the war zones of syria and indeed iraq. >> reporter: resent report says there were some 82000 fighters from some 80 different countries in iraq and syria that ended over the last few years and thousands of them have in the past crossed through turkey either legitimately across the border check like the one behind me or somewhere along turkey 900 kilometer border with syria. now a year or more ago it used to be quite simple and people wanting to join the fight in syria would fly into turkey and they would relatively easily
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cross and the turkish government accused of turning up of letting people cross because turkish wanted to see bashar assad fall and anything to help that along it was willing to do but really since last summer turkish government under pressure to fight enits border and to stop fighters crossing and it has done that. in fact, we have spoken to smugglers ourselves today who said how much harder it is to get people across and turkey last week before these attacks said it kicked out more than a thousand people it is suspected of being foreign fighters and kicked them out from turkey and banned 8,000 people from entering the country and turkey says it's doing that. >> tell us about where you are, it looks pretty quiet. >> reporter: well actually it might look quiet from here but
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it's actually quite busy in terms of traffic going through. this is quite a busy crossing on the other side it's controlled by al-nusra and kicked out and tried to get control over here some time ago but doesn't. there are people crossing as well but this is quite a busy transit point into turkey and a main route to get stuff to italy and cargo is waiting to go down and they will be checked and allowed through to the other side. and there are people coming and going. syrians are able to come and go pretty easily through this border. >> thank you very much indeed our correspondent there in turkey. and we can now talk to an assist and professor of international relations at the university in istanbul and joins us from there now and thank you for talking to us. given the fact that the suspect, the one remaining suspect
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involved in the charlie hebdo attacks last week in paris and she has been positively identified passing through turkey puts a lot more pressure doesn't it as he talks to angela merkel today? >> well i don't think so because i mean when you look at that from the perspective of unka one question remains how did that you know assailant who took part in the shootings how did she escape from the siege, one, and how could she leave france and, second how could she buy sister -- istanbul plane tickets and we have turkish government provided intelligence before france realized what is going on.
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rather this being a pressure on turkey i think this actually relieves some pressure on turkey because turkey is providing intelligence to france or whoever wants it without any request or without any nudge or poke at this point. so from the perspective of turkish government this is quite clear, france lost her and then spanish authorities lost her and then turkey actually traced her all the way into syria. >> and on the bilateral level of course there is an issue, isn't there, of a huge community, turkish community within germany and the rise of this anti-islamic movement within germany, that is going to be conceiving the basis, isn't it? >> i mean of course. but on the other hand angela merkel has issued some quite responsible statements
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indicating that you know yes, indication is a problem but on the other hand those who actually reject islam or basically who would say that islam itself is the enemy, you know she actually said quite some harsh words to those anti-islamic communities as well. it has always been an issue between turkey and germany, the issue of islam and how it helps or doesn't help integration of the church into german society. so i think we can actually expect a normal discussion about this. yes, the shootings will have an impact on the tone of these talks. but evidently these talks have been going on for the last decade quite frequently so i don't think any big difference can be expected from these talks. >> okay assist and professor of
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international relations thank you very much indeed for talking to us here at al jazeera. well it's time for us to have a look at the weather and rob is here and, rob, the winter is most definitely here in the middle east region isn't it? i can see from the maps behind you. >> quite right, recap of what we just had and go ahead. so if you look behind me the satellite picture will start sometime saturday and we have seen the pictures of the snow. they are unpleasant conditions in the jordan border from syria and the cloud swept away and by 12 hours ago skies were largely clear and look what is gathering in turkey. and, in fact, the last gas was sort of the rain. this is gaza here and it's unpleasant conditions but it's rain. a bit further in land bethlehem had snow and a dusting of snowy of course in the higher ground was a bit of a play time if you like. that was the proper winter that went through and europe saw it
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in northern saudi arabia the third year in a row that has actually happened and that of course has finished and we dropped down a bit to the gulf. now, that is the picture of camels that you don't often sea and this is more enjoyed than annoyed and that is gone too. the thaw is underway and hardly a great surprise if you are in the middle east the last couple days the story was increasing wind and dropping temperatures and most people didn't get the snow. forecast tuesday is 16 and 20 in doha but the winds are picking up and north early and you will get dust and sand in the deserts for a couple days. >> rob, thank you very much indeed and now to yemen and one of the poorest countries in the world and we report and families are often forced to make rather unpleasant choices like buying second-hand clothes and a practice for many which brings
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shame. >> reporter: this is one of the ancient wonders and behind its walls is where many poor yemen get their second-hand garments. a perfect place for those who want cheap clothes and keep quiet about it and people cannot by brand-new clothes and cannot afford it but do not feel good about buying them for some it's a stigma. this man allowed the camera to film him and looking for winter clothes to keep his children warm but he is embarrassed to talk. there are many items to choose from. he finally got what he wants, three pieces for over $4. outside the walls of the quarter of the capitol stores like these are scattered all over the busy streets and many people are not shy to stop check and buy. this man wants a cheap coat. >> translator: more than that it's the will of people those with businesses and revolving chairs but this place is for the poor. items cost between $150-$500
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u.s. dollars and here you get them for $4 dollars. >> reporter: the coats and jackets are in big demand and many people are forced to come here. more than half of the population in yemen live under poverty line according to the u.n. and many people here are forced to buy used garments even if they are shy about it and when the economy improves and the government creates more jobs millions of people will probably continue to buy, wear and sell used garments. that's why the second-hand clothing business is booming. some dealers say it's not only the cheap prices that brings him customers. >> there is a boom because all these things are brands made in europe and better quality than new clothes. >> reporter: it could be a long wait before their income improves until that happens cheap and used clothes are a luxury. still to come on this news
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hour. [chanting] why traditions are having to change in south africa and why many in this congregation are not at all happy. >> i'm andrew simmons reporting from bolivia where rally cars are crossing the largest salt flats in the world. ♪
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hello and welcome back these are headlines at al jazeera, iraq prime minister criticized the u.s. coalition for being too
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slowl. speaking in cairo he maintains the coalition is failing to provide enough military support for his troops. people returned to school that was the site of one of the worst attacks in pakistan history, 150 people, most of them children were killed when taliban gun stormed the school in peshawar last month. a day after millions marched in towns and cities across french they are preparing to deploy 10,000 soldiers to protect citizens after three days of attacks in paris last week. and we have assistant professor at the university in doha and well-known by our viewers here at al jazeera of course and can we pick up then on the fact we heard today the interior minister in france announcing this deployment a force to protect the population of not
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just paris of course but france. >> the priority is to make sure the events do not happen again not only deploying police officers in key places in paris and france in general and making sure there is cooperation, international cooperation between counties. there was an important meeting this morning between francois hollande and the minister of interior and different parts of european countries to share more data and share best practices in terms of surveying those potential terror cells and what maybe france has learned today is shared to other countries and information that other countries have will diffuse. >> that is the fundamental question isn't it really especially with the emergence of this new video featuring amidi and obviously filmed by somebody edited by somebody so the big question then for the authorities is to answer whether these guys were acting alone as a small group, a cluster or whether they were part of a more
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expensive network or cell within the country. >> there is a series of questions up for grabs and one of the main questions is for example that who edited the video and we know the video was edited after the events obviously because we can see the mentions here. there is also a question of how those networks operate and they just came out with a different account of potential supporters of those movements, so it is a question of not only how to operate on the ground but also operate on the stream to see how they operate and organize. >> for now thank you very much indeed and assistant professor of katar university and public policy and back to pakistan because people returned to the school that was a site of one of the worst attacks seen and 150 and most children killed when
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taliban stormed this in december and walls raised and electric fence is up and we will talk to an independent analyst and campaigner for education reform in pakistan and talking to us live from islamabad and thank you for talking to us on al jazeera and what kind of message is the opening of this army public school what kind of message is this intended to send? >> i think the idea all the schools across the country because it was winter break or it was approaching winter break when this happened winter break had been extended and most schools across the country reopened today. the message is that we have to continue life as normal and to the extent that people can, ordinary citizens and private schools and everybody has to pitch together and do what little we can to secure school buildings in a better way but
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that we cannot allow the terrorist threat to define whether or not schools will be open or closed and whether or not children will or won't go to school. so i think from that perspective it was an important symbolic day and symbolic moment this morning with the army chief being present at the school to kind of send a message that this is something that the whole country and particularly the armed forces are very much behind. >> security is an issue in the minds of so many pakistanis and since the massacre the government took immediate steps to make policy shifts number one among them lifting moratorium on death penalty of those convicted of what is considered to better risk acts in pakistan do you think these measures are effective in the short term and perhaps the longer term as well? >> well the national plan of action that was agreed upon by
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the entire range of political parties and the military leadership, the isit and army chief were in the meetings as well and the sum total of this plan, the national plan of action has about 20 points as you mentioned one of them was lifting the moratorium and, in fact the decision to lift the moratorium had been taken a little bit earlier but announced as part of a package of reaction to peshawar. certainly i do not think anyone reasonable would think hanging convicted terrorist in and of itself can be an adequate response to the kind of challenges that pakistan faces because of violence extremism but for a lot of people including myself it's a good start, at least it reenergizes the self confidence of the pakistani state. for several years the moratorium on the death penalty had been seen as a submission to terrorists because a lot of terrorist groups had made the
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threat that if you actually go through with these executions of certain convicted terrorists we should hit back and terrorist would hit back. so by hanging the people who have been convicted of terrorism and on whose behalf terrorist groups made threats the state is saying they are not scared of threats any more and if you come at us we will come at you and that is a good starting point but not a good ending point. >> obviously at the time of the massacre one of the great scrutiny was placed upon this practice of good taliban, bad taliban where certain elements of violence extremism were almost tolerated by certain sections of the establishment in pakistan and others was a faction, how far has the debate gone with the policy and how is pakistan prepared to put up with it? >> look we are reaching and we are going to be a month into this challenge, december 16th is
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when peshawar took place. but the real challenge goes back over a decade. in terms of pakistan's ability to have coherence and clarity on how to fight it we are not there yet and there is a certain coming together of public opinion that hasn't happened before and that is unique and that is why it's a moment to international history. but whether or not there is clarity about going after all militants regardless of their ideological affiliation and regardless of their announced intent, their theatre of operation, a lot of groups will say we are not going to target afghanistan and we will go after india or western targets, i think the pakistani state has to invest in some really serious thinking and some serious capacity building which includes the ability to raise revenue so that pakistan can pay for its fight itself and it doesn't look at western donors or middle eastern donors to help pay for fights that are important to our existence and until we don't have the long difficult
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challenging, complex debates and it will take several months or years to completely resolve we are not going to be in a place where we can feel satisfied we have done enough but policy level it's certainly welcome that the government and military and civilians are saying the same thing and saying we are not going to distinguish between terrorists or militants that we like and those that we don't but all terrorists and all are a problem in the short. >> thank you very much indeed for talking to us here at al jazeera, thank you. now al jazeera is continuing to demand the release of the three journalist who have now been in prison in egypt for more than a year peter greste and fahmy and mohamed accused of broadcasting false news and helping the out lawed muslim brotherhood and they denied and they have a prepare that could begin within a month. one and a half million children died in sin gal last year from
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preventable diseases and u.n. says that is unacceptable so the government is pushing to immunize more infants but as nicholas hawk reports from the village storing and transporting the vehicle -- vaccines to places without electricity is a challenge. >> reporter: visits from the nurse and his team are a special occasion, there are no hospitals in this remote region and their arrival always attracts a crowd especially when they are spotted with vaccine coolers and no one here has ever been vaccinated. . >> all the kids of the village are getting it and it's free of charge for all children under five. >> reporter: getting it to those who need it the most is difficult. vaccines need to be kept between 0-8 degrees celsius and lack a few days and damaged because of
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improper storage. >> translator: there is no electricity here to power a fridge and sometimes we have ice but cannot control the temperature and no one paid attention to this before and giving vaccines is not enough it's crucial we have a way to conserve and transport the vaccines otherwise our work is useless. >> reporter: many continue have infectious diseases like tb or polio or yellow fever and die of preventable diseases and look at the numbers 1.5 million children died last year because they were not vaccinated and u.n. say that is unacceptable. unicef is distributing coolers to nurses in regions where children die the most on the outside they look like regular coolers but take a closer look they can withstand the climate and the bill and melinda gates foundation is investing companies with new coolers and
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this is powered by rechargeable batteries and can host the vaccines for a month and a chip that can be accessed to monitor temperature and they are working on an solar powered version but some workers argue these latest designs are impracticable and coolers need to withstand the shock of transport. back in the village he and the team are on the road again, these vaccines need to be used before they are damaged ahead is a ten kilometer walk to the next village where more children are waiting for the next life-saving injection, nicholas hawk in circumstances, in sinagal. >> reporter: a big traditional group have worn leopard skins but with cats facing extinction they are choosing to wear fake fur instead and we have the
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story. >> reporter: members of the church go through the steps of a traditional religious dance, january is a holy month and thousands of them gathered for a special ceremony. but this year fewer have dressed in tra the leopard skin and swapped by church leaders. >> protection of animals and we do not have to kill animals to beautify ourselves. >> reporter: but opinion among church members is divided and the skins are a symbol of pride in the religion and some don't want their traditions to change. this religion has been founded and i belief that as a church we cannot try and be talking about those things and i do not believe in that because if we be come that about things we may
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find ourselves lost identity. >> reporter: they esmated there are only 7,000 leopards left in south africa the decline largely due to poaching and while the fake fur is a cheaper and more animal friendly alternative some church members say the debate of ceremonial dress is a distraction for more important matters. >> how you relate to god and by preaching is close to holiness and it's not about how you dress. so to me it means nothing and that is why i'm not wearing the skins. [chanting] a few years ago conversation was worried that as the church grew the leopards will be pushed to extinction but more members chose to wear fake fur playing their part to protect the leopard, i'm with al jazeera. still to come here at al
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jazeera in sport it's a painful debut for palestine in the asian cup and we will tell you why. ♪
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back to sport. >> thank you very much and the match in an international tournament ended in defeat and lost 4-0 to reigning champions of japan in the asia cup and qualified winning the new defunct afc challenge cup last year but will go down after 8
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minutes and end with a goal and deflected the ball in for japan's second and new castle and they were 3-0 up at half time thanks to the penalty in the second half. and defender added the fourth to the group or the other group match between iraq is over now and iraq have won 1-0. stephanie decker talked with fans in the occupied west bank. >> reporter: a big day not just for the players there on the pitch in australia but also for the people here in the occupied west bank this is the first time that palestine is qualified to play in a major international tournament and it's hugely symbolic and far more than just sports. >> translator: this is a message of peace and love despite difficulties we face this is a very important game and sureal they made it to the
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international level. >> translator: the palestinian team represents all of the palestinian people this is historic. it's the first time they are playing on the international stage. this team has what it takes to win regardless of the outcome, we are proud they got this far. >> reporter: that is the sentiment here not important really whether they win or lose and of course it would be nice had they won but what is important is they manage to make it on the international stage representing palestine and the palestinian flag and comes at a time when the palestinian government trying to international international internationalize proud and trying to reach australia and people living in these conditions and say it's a victory. >> he doesn't want to leave barcelona and have called reports and asked the coach to be sacked as lies and speaking after scoring in a barsa 3-1 win
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over atletico madrid and behind madrid and thletico is third and later on monday for the world player of the year award, the ceremony in zurich will have a category of robin and rodriguez are both nominated and the third says it's an irish woman who scored an amateur game of less than 100 people and weldings has been there to meet her. >> reporter: a few seconds of genius in an irish futbol impact with an impact and over a million internet hits and up against rodriguez and robin van persy for the award in world futbol and their special goals came in the world cup watched by
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millions and her's was for united against wexford youth. it has been a life changing goal and stephanie signed by the french club and playing futbol away from friends and family and boyfriend dean here in dublin and stephanie just tell us what went through your mind when you scored that goal. >> it was the first goal of the season and happy to score and obviously it was a good goal but not after the game when i seen it on video and he showed me and i was like okay that was quite special there. >> reporter: there is a sense of pride throughout ireland and particularly at her old school where she developed her skills on the playground and remains a role model. >> we would light to give you a metal. >> reporter: she is getting plenty of support in what is a public vote on fifa website and not only from the niece and nephew that attend the school but you don't have to be related
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to stephanie to appreciate the skill. >> if the goal captures on the camera there would not be a question of what goal is the best because if you see it from different angles it is controlled to reserve and with one foot flicked over the head. >> reporter: in nearby brady bar supporters will watch the ceremony unfold in zurich and he will be by her side. >> she takes me after the games and i scored a good goal and i'm like you always score good goals and always say that and when i see it i couldn't believe it and she did it, is that actually what happened. >> reporter: as an irish international she had good moments in the sport she loves but some things are not built slowly and they are once in a lifetime. >> i know in the top three i'm not going to rely on the futbol and i will try to win. >> reporter: if that happened she would be the first female winner of the award and lee
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wellings dublin. >> reporter: cricket in the west indies made history in the process and 119 and 56 goals helping the host reach 231 and meant they have to compete the highest run chase in t-20 history to win. and half century in game one with 19-41 deliveries and 60 at more than a run of the ball and they had 236 winning by 4 wickets. peyton manning say he will process the defeat and lost 24-13 to his old team the indianapolis colts and missing out on the divisional final and indianapolis will face the patriots and green bay win means they will face seattle in the nfc final. >> didn't play well enough you
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know i give them a lot of credit. their defense played well and their defense forced us into some bad execution but i thought we had some chances as well and thought i could have played better. >> reporter: and there is more on our website. check out al jazeera/sport and details there in how to get in touch with our team using twitter and facebook. and of course we will have more sport for you later on especially the latest from the asian cup. >> we look forward to that and news from afghanistan and the capitol kabul suggesting that ghani the new president of the country has finally come up with a cabinet and more than 100 days of his term in office without there being a functioning government and this has been seen as a real hinderence and
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aid donations help until such time as he was able to get this together and it has been a matter of background tussling and ghani and the man he named chief executive abdullah-abdullah and he was chief executive reluctantly we understand and there is to and fro and hearing a cabinet has been agreed a 45-46 member cabinet and as to the nature of this cabinet because this will be important as well and the complex we don't know and here at al jazeera correspondents are checking it out and bring it to you as soon as they get it and breaking news out of afghanistan and stay here with al jazeera to find out the very latest and doreen will be with you in just a little while.
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