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>> argentina veghts whether the investigates whether the president had a role in the coverup of a 1994 bombing. you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. also coming up. bashar al-assad is part of the solution. the u.n. says for the first time the resolution of the syrian conflict must involve the president. a surge in fighting causes ukraine's president to voice concern about the upcoming
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ceasefire. >> i'm very proud of every single moment i spent in prison for the sake of freedom of expression. >> and back home, al jazeera journalists baher mohamed and mohamed fahmy are freed on bail. a prosecutor in argentina has ordered a fcial investigation into allegations that the president tried to cover up iranian involvement in a 1994 bomb attack on a jewish community center. the allegations were first made by another prosecutor who was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head last month. daniel schwindler reports. >> prosecutors have determined that the case against president kirchner and her minister timerman will not go away.
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the 1994 are bombing that killed 84 people. the government has always vehemently denied those allegations but the latest revelation has rocked the political establishment. >> one thing that is distinguished, the judicial aspect is highly questionable. while we tend to deny it is having an extraordinary political impact. >> the allegations were initially made by prosecutor alberto nisman. the day before he was to make the investigation known in front of a congressional inquiry he was found dead in his bath of a gunshot wound. politically motivated and amounts to nothing the only certainty is that it's added to
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the uncertainty. argentines are no closer to discovering who debt natalled the bomb in 1994 or howality bertho nisman has died. in the meantime, president kirchner has gone to her country home for the weekend when she returns, this will only help polarize argentine society. daniel schwindler, al jazeera. mexico's attorney general has said all the college train ease were killed. adam rainey reports from mexico city. >> reporter: a national problem that's how the u.n. committee described forced disappears in mexico. further investigating the case of 43 students who went missing
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in september. >> in contrast to the thousands of appearances that we assume, we do not have the numbers precisely. there are exactly six persons put to trial and sentenced for this crime. >> reporter: the u.n. also called on mexico to create a special prosecutors office to investigate such crime. parents and class mates of the missing students welcomed the report. >> we have to look abroad to ask them to demand that the government does its job correctly and that they do a proper investigation. >> the army was there they harassed us repressed as us and took our cell phones. >> the investigators have arrested dozens of local police. last week, the mexican
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government told the u.n. committee that more than 11,000 people were missing in the country. amnesty international says more than 22,000 people have disappeared in the past eight years. in recent years videos like this have emerged of police kidnapping people. sometimes in broad daylight. other times under the cover of night. forced disappearances by authorities appears to be an epidemic. the students been missing on the night -- went missing on the night of september 26th. video shows some of them being hauled off by local police. mexico's attorney general has repeatedly said, corrupt police handed them over to a drug gang who then burned their body. he called it historic truth. last week, a panel says there was flaws in the investigation. the raixtion of only one student has been order identified pfn
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international commission on human rights says it is sending a team to mexico to launch an entirely new investigation. as much as the attorney general may wants to close the case, all this international concentration may make that impossible. >> briefing the press about his meeting with the president earlier this week. he's due to present a report on his mission on february the 17th. >> there is an important dialogue that we need to have. he is still president of syria. there is a government there. there is a large part of syria which is under the control of the syrian government. and i will continue having very important discussions with him. because he is part also of the
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solution. >> a car bomb outside the syrian capital damascus has reportedly killed dozens of people. worshipers were leaving the building when the bomb went off. and negotiations between the syrian government and rebels have broken down in homs. won't accept government demands to put down their arms in exchange for ensure their negotiations. abdullah al shami has more. constant bombardment is clear indication of where the rebels stand. the government has asked fighters to give up their arms and leave for northern part of the city but they are not leaving. >> translator: we're here to fight. we'll stay and defend our
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people. >> arms and positions in return for allowing people to get back to work. simply to hope of an agreement this time. >> translator: why srchlt anyone caring for us. we suffer in silence while the whole world watches. >> for the people of homs the end of that suffering must seem a long way off. abdullah al shami al jazeera. >> three people were killed when a shell landed in a government held town artemisk. >> this is an attack of the minsk results. and without any explanation because actually after minsk the
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operation of russia intensified significantly. >> and at least 25 people have been killed since that ceasefire deal was signed in minsk on thursday. there is a fierce battle over the town of debaltseve. charles stratford has the story. >> reporter: 8 thousand soldiers in the town of debaltseve. separatists say they have surrounded the town. it's become a major flash point some of the heaviest fighting there. if the separatists take control of debaltseve it would give them a direct route via rail into russia. very little in the are roads except military equipment. everything is destroyed says this ambulance driver. you can't get into the town and
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there are dead bodies on the road. >> we're here at a ukrainian army checkpoint. we're hearing a lot of heavy shelling. these soldiers are very nervous about us being here. they consider being filmed bad luck before going into battle. but some soldiers were returning. agreed to talk to us. >> we were shelled with mortars and grad rockets. we want peace. but we don't trust president putin. >> behind me is the last bridge before the town of debilities. the military are telling us it's too dangerous to go nurt. there is a lot of heavy military equipment going in that direction. the ceasefire is supposed to
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start at 0000 hours on february 15th. a heavy withdrawal of weapons on both sides is supposed to begin earlier. behind me in the field the tank batteries and grad rocket installations. there are grads to my left. now bear in mind, we were here a couple of days ago and these sociologist engineers were not here. there is a big fear that the separatists will try to take full control of debaltseve, in this interim period between the truce being signed and it being implemented on the 15th. the battle for debaltseve goes on. charles stratford, al jazeera eastern ukraine. >> german police officers have joined serbian forces in their
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border from hungary reducing the influx of migrants crossing from the e umpt. thermal vision cameras are being used to monitor any movement in that area. tens of thousands of people mostly kosovo albanians, have crossed over including syrians and israelis. >> still to come. it's now business that's taking center stage. .
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>> the top stories on al jazeera. an investigation has been launched in argentina whether president christina kirchner was involved in the coverup of the 1994 jewish center bombing. u.n. special envoy to syria made comments after meeting with syrian president earlier in the week. in yemen 18 shia houthis were killed. meanwhile, the netherlands japan and saudi arabia have been the latest countries to shut their embassies.
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follows sanaa's takeover by the houthis. >> they pointed out the security situation in sanaa was making it untenable to secure the safety of their stuff. their decision to close the embassy is proceeded by the u.s. u.k france, italy from closing their embassies too. not only because of the security situation which is deteriorating very fast but also the sauds are under pressure, the houthis are the de facto rurals of this country, gulf countries qatar and uae have not recognized this government. in fact they are in geneva, asking the u.n call them to
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return the areas to the letting rurals for the government hereby. there are three different military bases that have been taken over by tribal fighters, after a larger base was train over by al qaeda fighters and handed over to those tribes there. a lot of developments, showing how unstable the situation is is. >> police as bahrain have filed guns at demonstrators. four years since demonstrations of the sunni rulers began. the al jazeera journalists baher mohamed and mohamed fahmy are
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freed. as richard sherman reports their trial is expected to resume on february 24th. >> like a dream coming true. >> al jazeera producer baher mohamed enjoying the first day of his new fowrntd new found freedom. >> i'm very proud of every single moment he i spent in prison for the sake of journalistic freedom. i'll continue to fight for freedom of expression and i will not back off. >> baher and his colleagues, mohamed fahmy were granted bail by a judge on thursday. it's come as a huge relief. they've been in prison in egypt
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since december 2013. baher was initially sentenced to ten years and fahmy to seven years in prison. that decision was recently overturned pnld egypt's highest court of appeals has challenged the evidence by the prosecution. it says its evidence was flawed around ordered a retrial. earlier this month another al jazeera journalist peter greste peter greste was ordered returned to australia. fahmy was told that his only way to freedom was to denounce his egyptian citizenship which he has done. widely condemned by the international community and six
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other al jazeera journalists were sentenced in absentia, al jazeera calls on egypt to have all it's journalists exonerated. why. >> mill sond hassib's return was celebrated by her family. she was given a hero's welcome. the 14-year-old schoolgirl was arrested by israeli soldiers in december. they accused her of throwing stones and carrying a knife. she was the youngest palestinian
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the personnel she was pressured into making a confession. people at this small village gather at this and we asked her what she thought it was like in prison. >> i was only so cold, i would be handcuffed and they would always lie at us it was very difficult. >> since then, according the human rights groups after their release, many experienced symptoms of trauma, including homelessness and nightmares. works forp a group.
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>> one way you can do is it arresting the most vulnerable members of society. we feel the israeli government, clamp down on any kind of clashes or protesters. >> two years ago egg a up united nations group israeli government dismissed the allegations and accused the u.n. of bias. whatever the case, palak katab is now free but her experiences in the water will probably stay with her. >> fighters have called their first, fighters use canoes from lake chad.
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in the border town of gubua on pan early morning rate of the camp there. the camps are increasingly attacked by boko haram. now southern niger leaving are energize struggling to 75. are ran dell reports. >> home to one of the world ass most unforegiving environments. they fled their homes in nyjer's northeast. many have harrowing stories of that from local group. >> many they managed to reach us and then they took to the ition to the leaders they told us
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they killed our men's our son and finely we managed to run away add 2:00 in the mortgage, all night belong wee kept hearing the sound of gun five. >> they are safer now but many refugees feel they could still be targeted. local ngos is have fled fearing kid nam. >> we have nothing to collect. no ploirch to buy anything, we usually go to the market we broi money are promise them to pay later. >> even the little aid that trickles in from government organizations is underthreat. >> we have many prbs with the local are residents nearby. they see aid that should be ours, we don't have drinking water or a refugee card. we run there from one ward to another and can't wait to be
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late. with the threat of boko haram is never present doesn't seem a line in the sand to ensure their safety safety. ebola relief aid. the reporters claiming that most of of the money cameofthe money came. >> australia prime minister asked not in the to execute the citizens president of dmeeshes regemmed their plans in january. >>
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reporting from safar on a political crisis which is threatening the industry. >> it's been a difficult couple of months for most business necessaryinblngd. bangladesh national strikes and violence aids, transportation has stopped. this meanings that aju and his friends, there are no trucks for them to be transport evidence l account basically all our profit. >> for the florists in the city
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there's now a problem with the splice. circulate. >> business has been bad the past few days. >> this is one of the largest flower markets in the capital and it is right at chabok square. this makes it an especially sensitive location, there's always fear there might be an attack here and vendors worry it night be keeping fek 13th is the first day of the bengal ervetion spring. on this day its common for the violence could stop people taking part in a fifth that has seen new groant in certain years. >> this is a day almost everyone
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should stay intrerted and not a bad strawberry means a bad year. and he's not sure he his business would survivor. >> show cases in new york as part of fashion week. gabrielle elissando reports. >> when the world's top fashion designers wrap. the biennial new york city inaction week, and this is really the biggest,. >> where it tall starts so the bus in fashion week, energy tic
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a bed. >> increasingly, being new york fashion weem actually happens twice every year and combined, it generates more than $900,000 of the new york immediately. last year's super bowl and even the u.s. open. emotional 230,000 flocks to watch the shopping for the world's most renown brands. bun tense of thousands of jobs are created with all the people that have t. >> executive expertise and then you have to have a venue and a plagues and people who run that and the lighting and the crews that are involved in it and the people who transparent the is crew and the people who feed the crews and then the april-parties and the before-parties, and the
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press that,. >> and now more than ever a lot of money too. gabriellegabe elizondo, al jazeera. >> more on the baby business going global. >> people go to all ends. >> searching for surrogates. >> we put our wishes out into the universe there. >> some get babies. others heart break. >> that's the thing with surrogacy. >> there's no guarantee. >> we lost $20,000. >> between the expenses of travelling, it was