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>> the u.s. secretary of state arrives in nigeria as the army battles boko haram in two northeastern cities. hello, you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also on the program, eight protestors killed in egypt on the fourth anniversary of the protests that deposed president must be week. >> the most talked about art gallery in australia. if you think the exhibits are strange, a story about the man
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behind the museum. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry has arrived in nigeria for talks about the presidential elections set to take place in three weeks. his visit comes as the army is battling boko haram fighters in two towns in the northeast of the country. let's talk now live from the capitol of nigeria first the latest attack by boko haram what can you tell us? >> in the last five minutes we've spoken to an eyewitness on the ground, a member of the civilian joint task force ordinary nigerians helping the military fight boko haram. what our source is saying is that 20 soldiers have been
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killed within the last one hour. he said he lives near one of the barracks and has seen the firefight take place hips. earlier, the same individual has told us that civilians have been killed in the crossfire that he had counted at least 10 bodies, including children, and that three to 400 boko haram militants, suspected boko haram militants had basically stormed the area. it's very difficult to independently verify what our source is saying, but it does corroborate in a way or stack touch what the military are kind of saying about what's going within object which isments, of course. they have tweeted there is fighting going on, but they're saying they have repelled in is your generalities. they are saying that there's a occur fee in place our sources say there is no curfew. it's difficult to get a clear picture. clearly something serious is going on. amnesty international has just
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waded into what is going on, release ago statement in the last few minutes saying that sources on the ground they've spoken to through various means are trapped civilians trapped people trying to leave their homes, to leave their city, but apparently they can't. we're still trying to corroborate a lot of the information that we're get because what appear to say be going on. >> us secretary of state john kerry has arrived in nigeria. how important is the visit? >> it's symbolic, important elections are coming up in three weeks. it's a competition between good luck jonathan and the main opponent, so people are obviously worried about the security situation. it also works bearing in mind, 24 hours ago the president was
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in the area. is leads to the question is there a connection to the group. nigerians are asking is there a connection to them coming to campaign in the area, a connection in perhaps the militants wanted to disrupt bahari's agenda? it's all speculation but people suspicious when they see an attack like this happening not long to go before elections and when the two candidates are due to be or have been in the area. >> eight protestors, inc. killed and dozens more injured as demonstrations continue across egypt despite the army sealing off tahrir square. protestors have been taking total streets to mark the fourth anniversary of the uprising. egyptians have been marching in cairo and several other cities
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demanding for an end to military rule. on saturday, a female protestor was killed in the capitol. video posted on the internet shows a socialist activist protesting peacefully. witnesses say she was hit by bird shot fired by police to disperse the crowd. a colleague was seen carrying her through the streets of cairo, trying to find medical help. >> al jazeera continues to demand the release of our three colleagues imprisoned in egypt for 393 days. the three were falsely accused of colluding with the outlawed muslim brotherhood. a retrial was ordered earlier this month. al sisi has said he would like to see the case resolved. >> voting is underway in greece in a snap general election that could sharply change the direction of the country. opinion polls suggest the
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leftwing is ahead of the new democracy party. he says he will end austerity measures if he wins. >> why? >> why because the others are thieves. >> taxi drivers the world over are usually a good barometer on election day and the greek cabbies don't disappoint. >> sir who will you vote for? >> i vote for alexander defender greece. >> why? >> because i want my country free of the union. >> with 18 parties to choose from ranging from the golden dawn to the communist party leading in the polls the firm favorite remains. austerity measures are even affecting the polls. pensioners who have to travel to hometown to say vote were told
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the state pensions will be paid early to help with travel expenses. it didn't arrive. there is a party leader greeted like a conquering hero arriving at the polls. >> europe is not the future of austerity, it's the future of solid dart, democracy and cooperation. >> the outgoing prime minister still believes he can win. >> physically, yes. >> in this election, there is an unprecedented large number of people who are still undecided. they will judge the result. i am optimistic because i believe that no one will risk the european course our country has taken. we will win. >> outside the polling station in downtown athens, workers were convinced by either of them. >> i will vote for the river party, because i don't think i'm represented by the others. i think they'll do well for our
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country. >> the results of this election won't just be felt right across greece but other parts of europe. there are anti establishment parties gaining momentum across spain, portugal, and italy. a firm victory will send a message to those parties that there is a change in politics across the euro zone. >> days before the elections pablo iglesias currently leading in the polls in spain joins forces with the campaign. the anti establishment movement is gaining momentum. the question across europe is will that mean they become the driving force in european politics. al jazeera athens. >> u.s. president barack obama it is he's had break through talks with india's prime minister. protocol was broken to receive barack obama as soon as he got off the plane. it's obama's first visit since his election victory in may.
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>> president barack obama's first day in india was full of symbolism from a 21 begun salute and guard of honor at the presidential palace led by a female air force officer to paying respect at the mahatma gandhi memorial in new delhi. this is about the shared values that both india and the united states share. the afternoon ended with a tea-drinking session with the prime minister of india. we then heard the big ticket items talked about between both leaders from the taxation of india nationals in working in the united states and how they can recover that money in the short term to a renewal of defense cooperation between both countries and the widening of potential when it comes to green technologies that works for both sides in terms of what america wants from the investment and what india needs by way of energy. the really big issues here were
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counter terrorism deepening ties between india and united states to potentially secure countries like having a and pakistan in south asia and the civil nuclear energy deal, both leaders suggesting this was really the lynch pin of the relationship going forward a deal reportedly has been signed by the add minute is yet to be worked out. of course, these events come as prime minister modi is expected to be joined by president barack obama at the republic day parade monday. >> zambia's new president has been sworn in after winning 48% of the vote. >> it was a very short inauguration ceremony and there behind me, the new president is on his way outside the stadium promises he will do his very best for the poor, improve schools, infrastructure and things that need done in zambia.
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in 2016 is when the next election is taking place. he says that he will do his best to help the people. opposition parties still say they feel very aggrieved saying this election was stolen, they might go to court to challenge the results. the president said i know a lot of people don't like me, some don't want me here, but i am here, i will try to work with everyone who is willing to work with me and his main message is to unite the country and move forward and improve the lives of the poor in zambia. >> in yemen a province where al-qaeda is active yet again. more on that. stay with us.
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>> sunday night. >> 140 world leaders will take the podium. >> get the full story. >> there is real disunity in the security council. >> about issues that impact your world. >> infectious diseases are a major threat to health. >> "the week ahead". sunday 8:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> welcome back. a quick reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in nigeria for talks about the presidential election set to take place in less than three weeks. his visit comes as the army is battling boko haram in the
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northeast of the country. >> voting is underway in greece in an election that could change the direction of the country sharply. opinion polls suggest the leftwing party is ahead of the incumbent new democracy party. if it wins, it says it will end austerity measures. >> protestors across egypt mark four years of the uprising that over threw president mubarak. >> more now on that affords and the way it played out on the internet. >> the egyptian revolution arguably started on line, so it's been fascinating to go back to well around this time four years ago and see the way the momentum built. have a look at this for starters. this is old media the time magazine website under the headline if we come in and have a look, is egypt about to have a facebook revolution. it's a fair question, but look at the date, january 11, 2011.
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the reason for that, it was tweets like this. these are random, but there's no many around the time. someone says we've reached 88.5000 on the facebook event plus all the posters that have been distributed all over. january 25 is expected to witness major protests in egypt assuming authorities won't go all in on cracking down on demonstrators. i found at the bottom, just landed in egypt airport taxi driver knows about the january 25 protest and says it will be a black day. it was certainly an eventful day, an historic day. social media started to bring up images like this. we all know the site of tahrir square at the time, the thousands who were there. this was posted in the early hours of the 26 of january 2011, 83.5000 people viewed it. this is a trends map from the day. it shows you how big january 25
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became even here through the united states, europe, but particularly in egypt a very, very large block of tweet there is from january 25. of course now four years later the january 25 hash tag isn't trending so much. this is a snapshot from dade. while you do see it occasionally around here, the word january it is these large attacks that feature more on the day. that is the young lady shot and killed in tahrir square, prove that go social media does still have its strength in these times in egypt. >> thank you. >> the prime minister of japan calls the killing of a japanese man killed incredible. >> japan's prime all but confirmed the news sunday morning. he believed isil murdered one of
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the two japanese hostages. >> a picture that we believe shows him has been distributed. it is an extremely painful situation. unfortunately at this point, we believe that its credibility is high. i have no words to express what must be an extremely painful moment for the family. >> he traveled to sir yes after a string of personal, financial and emotional problems. he talked of becoming a private military contractor and posted often grewsome images of his travels. his father left distraught. >> i am overwhelmed with the sadness. i still have hope in my heart that this is not true. if i am ever reunited with him i just want to give him a big hug. >> he also expressed a journalist his son came to
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reward as an older brother now faces the same fate, having traveled to syria at least in part to seek his friend's release. >> hold ago picture of what seems to be the dead body of his fellow captive a recorded voice purportedly his conveys a message from isil blaming the prime minister of japan for his death. >> a prisoner took part in the suicide bombing attack which killed dozens in the jordanian capital amman in 2005. her own suicide belt failed to detonate. japan's government is not commenting on whether it would consider releasing her for the hostage, saying it would not give in to terrorist demands. >> we are asking for cooperation with the related countries including jordan, but cannot disclose the content of the
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coordination. >> his mother expressed prayers for his return. >> his face looked extremely nervous. i think he feels gravely about what is to come. >> isil has apparently shown again its willingness to kill its foreign captives. the hope, a faint one is that this hostage will be different. >> a roadside bomb blew up in baghdad near a wholesale electronics market. the blast injured 11 others. another hidden device exploded at a restaurant, killing four people and injuring eight others. >> kurdish peshmerga forces are preparing an offensive to capture the second biggest city from isil. a recent victory has helped clear the way. >> the front lines have shifted in northwestern iraq. kurdish peshmerga troops with the help of coalition airstrikes
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have advanced further south. they are closing in on the city of mosul the power base of the islamic state of iraq and the levant. for seven months, these people lived under isil's rule. many say they are now free. they didn't have a lot of the things they needed, some of which they are now receiving. the people are arabs and deny that they supported isil. they told me the armed fighters, many of them foreigners used to take their fuel and impose their own interpretation of islam. they weren't allowed to smoke some said. the women had to cover up and stay at home, others told me. >> isil is not far away. for now however kurdish troops captured high ground in the countryside west of mosul.
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>> we are 25 miles from the city center of mosul. this military operation is part of preparations for an assault an isil's main stronghold. what peshmerga troops have done is severely restrict the movement of the armed group in the northwest of iraq. >> isil said main supply line between mosul and its other base has now been cut off. the objective is to pressure the group and prevent it from getting reinforcements from its strongholds across the border in syria. >> our forces are on high ground. we have cut their main supply routes and the tigress river is now a natural boundary for us and the terrorist organization. >> the river runs through mosul the biggest urban center under isil's control. coalition commanders say an offensive to retake it could start in a few months. not only is it an urban center, but where isil declared its islamic state. that makes the city something
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isil cannot afford to loose. al jazeera northwestern iraq. >> yemen's emergency parliamentary session has been postponed. they were expected to discuss the recent resignation of the president. the political crisis has create add power vacuum in the south of the country. we report from where al-qaeda is active once again. >> the men are on alert. their enemy is elusive and persistent. there are dozens of checkpoints like this all over the city. these local fighters are known as the popular committees. >> we want to preserve security to protect the province from al-qaeda. we will defendant our land until death. we will not retreat. >> it is brought vin she will capitol of the province. it's feared without these fighters al-qaeda could easily make a comeback.
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>> in 2011, al-qaeda's local branch imposed sharia, overrun the province and declared an islamic emirate. a year later the army backed by local forces drove them out. it was a heavy cost. >>ings and shops are completely destroyed, al-qaeda used to rule here but it remains active and carries out attacks against government buildings and targets local fighters. >> two years after the battles ended, the devastation is clear. al-qaeda's am pain of bombings and attacks is on going. the area is on the edge and the men who fought al-qaeda angry. the government pays them around $150 a month but they say the state is absent and weak. fighters protest outside the governor's office. they are demanding justice for
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com address killed by al-qaeda a few days earlier. this commander it is four of his group's senior members were murdered. >> all the people here left because of the evil al-qaeda and now there are people in authority who adopt it. al-qaeda is led by senior people within the state. there are hidden hands and fingers playing with al-qaeda against our province, so they force the sons of zinzabar out. we say now. >> soldiers protecting the government compound appear helpless. the governor didn't show up at his office. he canceled all appointments. his aides say his lack of political presence is allowing al-qaeda to regroup. if the rest of yemen crumbles,
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z. >> nzabar could again. >> 90,000 people have been displaced from benghazi this month alone. we have more. >> it's not much, but it's all this family has to call home. when the revolution that deposed gaddafi, they lived in the west. four years on, they had to move three times. they are now living in this camp in the capital tripoli. >> there is a shortage in everything. we live between these wooden panels. nothing protects us from rain. water is everywhere here. we don't have heaters. we can't properly have hot water. >> a wave of people are escaping their homes. add them to the numbers already
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displaced since 2011, and the u.n. estimates there are 400,000 people displaced all across libya. the number could be much higher. >> there are people who have escaped and not registered. some of them are living with their relatives where you can find three object four families living in one house. some refuse to register their names at displaced. >> authorities try to provide slepter and aid to those registered but there's a shortage of funds to meet needs. many are living in settlements schools and abandoned buildings. >> members of the tripoli government accuse the u.n. of not doing enough to offer humanitarian support. with two governments competing for power, one in continually the other in the east, it's made operating there difficult and with heavily armed militias battling for supremacy it's a
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dangerous place to be not just for libyans but for aid agencies too. >> professional gambling in australia seems to have beaten the odds. four years ago an unsure art museum in the country's smallest state tanzania. we traveled to experience it. >> it has a fat car goldfish cheating death egyptian antiquities and a machine that is fed food, die guests it and then ours later defecates. the story behind the museum of old and new art is even more incredible than what's in it. even this, a room of burps without any words. >> it's called i'm tired the right name for 6,000 black
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books. >> david is a professional gambler who studied gambling markets for more than 30 years. big disciplined bets have won him tens of millions of dollars more than he ever lost. >> the principle is exactly the same. if the odds of the event are more likely than the payoff, in the long run you'll win. >> with his foreign he built and stocked and art museum. in four years it's become the biggest paid for attraction in tanzania. many take quirky boats to the museum which is built into the hillside underground like a layer. >> it's a rich guy's choice. >> entertain he has. >> amazing. it opens your mind. >> they're overwhelming, a lot to take in, and kind of strange. >> the art here is unusual but
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so is its presentation. none of the artwork has a flag telling you what it's called, who its by or meant to mean. instead for guidance, you get this. >> it's called the o. it knows where you are in the museum and offers material to read about what's around. visitors interact and they later are emailed the personized record of their visit. it's already helping tasmania's economy. in the city of hobart, hotels and restaurants are booming. >> visitors tell that you say they came to tasmania because of this museum. we estimated $75 million into the economy that were realized might not have existed. >> for walsh his museum is yet another gamble that paid off.
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>> let's get a quick reminder that you can keep up to date with all the news on our website, all the latest on boko haram's deadly attacks in northeast nigeria and john kerry's visit to nigeria. that's there it is on your screen. >> as the world's most elderly nation - japan is dancing with a demographic disaster. people are living longer and birthrates are falling fast. no other country has a greater percentage of old people. the government has responded by