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>> security failures at the highest levels in south africa. >> education or simply gruesome, the show that is all about crime scene investigation. >> start of the news hour, in iraq isil fighters are believed to have abducted 106 people from the tribe, one of iraq's largest and oldest families. they were taken from a mostly sunni village east of the city of tikrit. some are children. iraqi security forces have evacuated 300 families from that area. let's go to jane in baghdad. the details as you know them, jane, please. >> david, we've spoken to the leader of the tribe. he says that 127 of their
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tribesmen were taken. news is just filtering out now because there are no telephone communications in that area. he said 20 were released, but that remains -- there remain 106 still held, including boys, nine and 10-year-old boys among them. he believes it's because their relatives are fighting against isil, either with the iraqi forces or with other groups that have risen against them. the tribe had members that were involved in an attack by isil 10 days ago in baghdadi, which is west offal anbar. in that attack, isil set fire to the homes of about 30 police officers and other tribal fighters, killing them in their homes. they are not by any means the only tribe that's been attacked by isil, but it is an indication
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of how fierce the fighting is and that there is indeed a war within a war going on in places like baghdadi and anbar and tikrit. >> i want to ask you about the tribal significance of this, but the geographical one. are you able to look at whom is being taken in these kidnappings as to where isil sees priorities particularly and where those fighting see they have to make their biggest gains? >> there's fighting on a lot of fronts, as you might imagine. one of the focuses is still along that syrian border, and when we're talking about places like baghdadi, which is just a few kilometers from the air base, we are talking about the big western desert in iraq's biggest province to the west. all along the syrian border remains a focal point of fighting. the iraqi forces are con send straight ago lot to taking next
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tikrit. particular result is not in western anbar it's to the north of baghdad. fighting now david is going on near the refinery. the refinery still in iraqi hands, but fighting continuing between there and tikrit, so particular result is the next big thing. tikrit not in the west, it's north of baghdad so there are simultaneous battles but clearly when it comes to the battle of isil against the tribes, most of that is taking place in anbar province. >> we'll leave it there for now. that's jane in baghdad talking about specifically what's happening in iraq. the special envoy to syria is in turkey trying to get opposition support for what's described as a freeze in fighting in aleppo, syria's biggest city. airstrikes and shelling has been suspended for six weeks.
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isil fighters being unlikely to observe any ceasefire. the al-qaeda linked al-nusra front is also an obstacle, dismissing the u.n. proposal as a conspiracy that the allow the syrian government to launch more assaults. the disconnect between the syrian opposition in istanbul and fighters on the ground, even if politician agree to the u.n. plan opposition fighters may not comply. let's hear from beirut. >> isil does control territory in syria and iraq, particularly in the northeast isil is not far from aleppo. anybody in the opposition say this war cannot end unless you deal with the syrian government and not just isil. the u.n. led coalition is targeting isil from the air but it doesn't have any partners on the ground. it's a very complicated process. right now isil is engaged in fears battles with the kurds in
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the northeastern province. it's not just a question of taking over villages. for isil, it is important because of its strategic location. it borders the territory it holds in neighboring iraq. if it loses the border crossing, it lose as main supply route between syria and iraq. the fighting is on going. it is said that a truce needs to be found in aleppo to make sure it doesn't fall in the hands of isil. they are asking the government and rebels to work together against isil and both sides have rejected that. >> despite a temporary ceasefire in syria the fighting continues. rebel groups say they've made some progress in the historic strategic northwestern province of aleppo, not just the city itself but it's cost many lives. wewe have a report. >> some of the casualties of syria's civil war laid out in the village medics say these are the bodies of regime
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soldiers killed by rebels while fighting in aleppo province. >> the head of forensics started receiving the bodies of those killed from the regime forces in the north countryside since wednesday. there have been a lot of casualties on all sides here recently. many groups want to take control of the province and its important supply routes. forces fighting for syrian president bashar al assad, iran and hezbollah took over the northern suburbs last week. rebels fought back and regained some of the ground they'd lost. there are differently rebel groups. here members of the free syrian army blow up a tank using a u.s. spliffed anti tank rocket. some rebels belong to al-nusra, which is lind to al-qaeda. i'll as i will withdrew from some suburbs beremain a threat in positions nearby. aleppo has become almost impossible to live.
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they don't have enough food, water, electricity or adequate medical care. there would be a better chance of getting humanitarian aid to them if u.n. plans for a ceasefire go ahead. for now, fighters from all sides continue to battle for aleppo. many of them are paying the ultimate price. caroline malone, al jazeera. >> fighters forced 11.5 million people to leave their homes. nearly 4 million have left the country, most of the them taking ref skwraoupblg in lebanon turkey jordan or iraq. more than 7 million more are internally displaced and more than 12 million are in need of humanitarian assistance. let's talk to secretary general at the norwegian refugee camps. every week you think it can't get worse and every week it seems to. what can you do for these
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people? >> we can do a lot for these people. i spent this day up in the valley here in lebanon. half of the polllation there are refugees from syria. there are also syrian refugees there. a lot of humanitarian organizations, including my own struggle to provide hope to all of these people. we put thousands and thousands of kids in school. we provide shelter and services for these people, but we lack funding. we lack attention for our work, and we lack access from all of the region to the syrians in greatest need, because as you've proven in the two previous pieces of yours the absolutely worst conditions is inside syria, including in aleppo, and 2014 was a horrific year. we did not reach the syrians that really needed us the most.
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>> how many people inside aleppo, i'm not asking you to be exact, but how many people would you guess inside aleppo, syria's biggest city, would like to be able to get out go somewhere safe and are unable to do so? well, it's a very good question. there are hundreds of thousands trapped in crossfire in that city. i was there myself two years ago, and the war was terrible at the time. missiles were raining over at the time. there have been mortars everything, so hundreds of thousands trapped in that situation. many, many people have left. many of those there would have liked to leave if they knew they would have a good life, but interestingly, i met people returning to aleppo and say we met only indignity and humiliation when we left our
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homes, better to be here in the crossfire. the whole effort now has to be provide some hope to aleppo and perhaps the freeze can be the beginning. perhaps we can get access with real relief to the people. perhaps those fighting, the men with guns can stop making life so miserable for women and children. >> the conundrum here is if those people get out if there is a ceasefire and they go to the camps, which you've been describing, more people mean you have to have more money more supplies, more schools all of these difficult things. it's hard to put up at the moment. how would you manage? >> well, at the moment, the first thing that has to happen is the borders have to open. it's a myth that the borders of syria are open at the moment, 12,000 manage to escape in
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january from syria across into the four neighboring countries as opposed to the average in 2013 when the borders were open, where 150,000 came every single month. the borders have to open and what has to happen is that the rest of the world the europeans, the north americans the rest of the arab world have to sit down with the neighboring countries, including here and lebanon and say what does it take for you to reopen the border, what does it take for you to give proper registration, proper hope to the people here, because where we're linked to stuff being stingy here and not giving support we're willing to help you provide hope to these people and willing to take refugees to our shores, which we are not doing at the moment. that's the only way of getting out of this situation, because now it is -- it's just -- it's just an outrage how we are
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treating syrians inside, as well as the neighboring countries. >> we wish you luck. thank you. >> thank you, we need it. >> houthi rebels in yemen have taken control of the special forces army camp after fighting government soldiers. the armed group controls the capitol and says it wants to arrest president adou rabbo mansour hadi and "bring him to justice." mr. hadi is in the southern port of aden trying to support his power base and his move doesn't sit well with many there. they worry if the power shift downs south it will bring with it instability. we report from aid june this is aden yemen's de facto fact calendar since president adou rabbo mansour hadi arrived here.
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he was put under house arrest in sanna, but he managed to escape and now trying to rule from aden. the reaction of people here may surprise many. >> they are shouting no, no, no, aden is only the capitol of the south. we want independence. >> it's not a secret of history of bitterness between the north and south. instead of overjoyed by the shift of power people we talked to expressed apprehension and mistrust. >> there's zero trust between the north and south. the southerners were the first to demand unity. they have received nothing. hadi is a southerner and doesn't speak for the south. if he takes the time to address our problems, we will support him. >> there's an air of peace and
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calm in aden despite high levels of poverty. people hope for a better future and a return to what they perceive to be a better path. the flag of the former people of democratic socialist republic of yemen, or southern yemen for short. despite the fact that most of the oil and other natural resources come from here, they feel this part of yemen has been let down. >> some believe the possible shifting of the capitol to aden will only bring trouble. >> the houthis are now threatening to invade the south because we have the capitol. we don't need the capitol here. we want peace and calm. they should stay there, and we
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here. >> for the kids, aden was rewarded as a southern back water. although, that may be about to end. many fear what problems the new status may bring. al jazeera, aden. >> coming up, we'll look at india launching a public campaign on swine flu hundreds of people have died from the disease in this year alone. we are also off to eastern ukraine as the army tries to boost defenses against pro-russian rebels. we will hear from one of the biggest names in fifa about why european leagues won't be given compensation at all for the date changed at the 2022 world cup. >> dozens have died at an avalanche in northeastern afghanistan north of kabul. heavy snow buried at least 100
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homes. let's go to kabul. unfortunately at this time of year, with the amount of snow that falls these instances are not rare, but a particularly high casualty count here. >> that's right. we just got off the phone for the provincial governor for that province and he says more than 90 have been killed, a couple of dozen injured. the death toll could get a lot higher. in afghanistan you do get heavy snowfalls this time of year. up until now it had been a mild winter. that's all changed in the last two days, and you can see here in kabul behind me, the city's blanketed with snow. there's been no electricity here for the last couple of days, so the place is running on generators. also, heavy flooding here in the capitol, and flooding also in jalalabad has cut the main road
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there. heavy snow in other parts of the country, as well. the main road connecting the south afghanistan to the north the pass there is also closed because of snowfall. it's a really difficult situation for emergency crews here at the moment. up in the province, it's been very heavily affected. the governor there said they've managed to get about 300 people together to try and help, but they're using shovels. they don't have enough equipment. they've only been able to clear 50 kilometers of the one main road into that province. it's basically two large mountain ranges with a narrow valley in the middle, so trying to get to those houses up in the mountains is proving really difficult. until the weather improves, it's going to be hard to get people the help that they need. >> we'll leave it there. thank you. >> the foreign minister of france has warned russia it will face more sanctions if rebels
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continue to attack mariupol. >> we told the russians clearly if there was an attack by separatists in the direction of mariupol, things would be drastically altered including in terms of sanctions. >> the ukrainian army is boosting defenses. it hopes to keep out pro-russian separatistses. it's strategically important capturing it would give actions to the adul sea as paul brennan explains. >> east of the city, cranes delivered fresh tanks to the front lines tuesday and the continuing sound of artillery further forward is why. while its true that the guns have fallen silent along large sections of the line of conflict it's not happening here. >> bombing every day from separatists, and we can't give -- >> you can't reply to the fire.
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>> we can't. this is fire only in one way. >> we were taken further forward along dry dusty lanes passing abandoned houses and weaving between ukrainian military defensive positions. there are tanks and guns and there is no intention to withdraw them yet. >> these tanks are on the second defensive line in case the enemy break through the front line. we need to have anti tank armor. do you hear the sound? it might be shelling or they might be preparing a ground assault. if there is assault i must be able to withstand it and make reply, or do you think i should stand and watch? >> the sound of tank and artillery fire is almost continuous. the ukrainian army is digging new defensive trenches. >> there's a constant backdrop of the sound of explosions here. here in the trenches east of mariupol, we've been told not to reveal the exact location, but you can see the urgency with which the soldiers are digging
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them. they have zero confidence that the ceasefire is applying here. >> the city of mariupol with its huge steel works and busy sea port is briefly controlled by separatist fighters last may before being recaptured by ukrainian soldiers and volunteer battalions. it has strategic importance. in the city itself, the markets still operate but the uncertainty is creating deep anxiety. >> of course, we feel anxious but i stand here on the market every day and i see ukrainian military vehicles heading to the front line to help our army. i personally think mariupol will not be surrendered. >> when you see what's happened in donetsk you worry it can happen here too. people have fled the city. >> we hope our soldiers will defend us. we also hope that our other
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allies support us. it would be better if they gave us weapon to say defend ourselves. >> international monitors have expressed deep concern about the situation east of mariupol, but diplomacy has done little to silence the guns here. al jazeera mariupol, ukraine. >> the word from moscow is many in kiev and outside ukraine don't want peace to work at all. that's according to russia interpol agency. rory challands is live in moscow. sanctions, some say they don't work some say they hurt ordinary people. if the e.u. had one thing the russians are frightened of in terms of sanctions, what might it be? >> the russians are nervous about swift international bank messaging system, used all around the world for banks to
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send money to each other and used for banks to send money overseas, as well. it's incredibly important and the russians are very, very nervous that possibly the next round of sanctions against them might include being shut out of swift. it would make the russian banking system very, very painful place to be for quite some time. the russian banks are very heavy users of swift some 600 of them use it regularly. we've heard from a director within the finance or economics democratic of the foreign ministry talking about today about how being shut out of swift would be an act of extreme economic aggression, and there would have to be counter measures against it. he also said that russia was building alternative to say swift. one of these has been operating since december of last year, or at least it's been built.
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another one is to handle more international systems of payment, and that hasn't been built yet but they're considering its construction in partnership with the chinese. these two were possible replacement to say swift. one hasn't been built yet the other hasn't been fully tested. to say that they would work with any degree of confidence is certainly -- >> rory, on the ground -- >> whether this would have any -- >> on the ground, there were many people who reckoned that russia sign up to this deal, the ceasefire so that it could have enough time to continue making ground wherever it wand. is there a sense in moscow that it has achieved its objective that it may have taken the places it needed to before there was any kind of proper pull out? >> well, what's being talked about on the ground here in terms of the russian people is that essentially russia is doing what it has been doing since the beginning of this
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crisis, which is sticking up for the persecuted ethnic russians, russian speakers in the east of the country and this is a cause that it hasn't fulfilled yet because there is a war still going on. on russian t.v. day in and day out, you see the supposed acts of aggression that the ukrainian army has been perpetrating on the rebels and civilians of luhansk and donetsk and other places in eastern ukraine. that chimes strongly with many people in russia that feel that is still going on. they still feel like these people have to be defended even more. >> rory challands, thank you. >> now out in argentina wildfires have forced hundreds out of their homes. thousands of heck stores of
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forests have burned in the south of argentina and lack of rain has made conditions worse for firefighters there. >> i'm afraid the situation is that we're not seeing significant rainfall coming into that particular part of argentina. you can see where the rain is, it's not really where we need it. this massive cloud from santiago towards buenos aires is where the wettest weather is going to be with the possibility of some flooding. we've seen flooding further north, just around western parts of brazil, actually big downpours coming in here as a state of emergency happened as a result of the really wet weather just around the bolivian border. that weather will stay in place over the next few days. just up toward the western side of the amazon, look to the south, here's that wet weather
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making its way across the northern areas of argentina. it will continue to push its way over the next couple days, wettest weather making its way into the far southeast of brew still. we've got weather across the deep south of the united states and big downpours coming in here. that's going to continue pushing across mississippi alabama easing its way further east wards. struggling to get above freezing by friday. >> coming up on this news hour, we're looking at the in quest into the death of former russian spy, and we'll hear from one of the last people who saw him alive. >> we've got the sport. we'll tell you an unlikely come
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back against the united arab emirates.
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>> time update you on the global headlines. 106 iraqi tribesmen of held captive by isil in tikrit. nine taken are believed to be children. they were abducted three days ago and taken to an unknown location. >> the u.n. special envoy to syria's in turkey securing opposition support for a freeze in fighting in aleppo. that's the country's biggest city. the syrian government agreed to
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suspend airstrikes and shelling of aleppo for six weeks. >> there's been an avalanche in afghanistan that's killed 90 north of the capitol, cab lull. two days of snow buried at least 100 homes roads are blocked and that is making it hard for rescuers to get through. >> israel is using its national airline for spying, that's according to documents leaked to al jazeera's investigative unit. the papers show that mossad agents used airline staff at couriers and had access to south african airports. >> it's not just an airline it's israel. >> it's not just an airline
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it's israel's front for intelligence agencies and speak cables confirm it after years of allegations. in 2009, south african t.v. show broadcast claims of a former airline guard at jonesberg airport. he said he was working for israel's internal spy agency. >> we pull the wool over everyone's eyes. we do exactly what we want. the local authorities do not know what we are doing. >> months later, south africa deported an israeli airline if i recall. little more detail was released, but a secret intelligence document confirms his story. >> they did carry firearms and had according to them, diplomatic protection. they even had all access, unrestricted at the airport. this gave them the advantage to gather information with reward to say arrivals and departures to and from south africa. >> another classified report
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says they had the privilege of not being searched at the restricted areas. >> officials are also allowed to travel freely with their weapons among the passengers. one of the members of elal has been a courier for mossad. >> counter intelligence information the south africans have gathered says the manager is very involved in the gathering of intelligence and handle the the issue of a pipe bomb at an israeli company in 2001 he willal refused comment. details were asked for how el al
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was being used not just as an airline, but also a front. >> take a look behind the scenes at those spy cables. you can read the originals, some related articles and nationals if you go to our exclusive website. you can find that at tell us what you think on twitter, as well. use the hash tag spy cables. >> israeli settlers have been accused of setting on fire a mosque in the occupied west bank. graffiti was left on the waulings of the believe in jaba west of bethlehem. the village mayors condemned what happened. >> six months after the israel's 50 day offense on gaza, many parts of the strip are still in ruins. the u.n. has raised billions of dollars to rebuild but many palestinians say they have received nothing but broken promises. >> today in gaza, the ruins of
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homes are children's playgrounds. factory floors are filled with destroyed machinery. the only power plant storage tanks are a crumpled heap and the damage, the destruction the devastation has obliterated entire neighborhoods. gaza's never been well off but today is perhaps worse off than ever. the fear is that could lead to another war. >> why hasn't your family been able to rebuild? >> all building materials are expensive, and according to our builders, we can't get. >> part of the problem is poverty. he is a government teacher and only received 60% of his salary after israel cut off revenues to the palestinian authority. >> omar has no job. the family has blueprints, but can't rebuild without more help.
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>> the process is slow. a week ago i went to the ministry. they said the funds from the u.n. haven't arrived yet. >> that's another problem. the u.n. agency that helps palestinians is broke. countries have promised donations, but not delivered them. >> we can only describe as unacceptable and scandalous that it has run out of money to help. >> the donors haven't paid up because the political conflict between hamas and the palestinian authority. >> there is a lot of bad blood still between those factions. we still have two different strands of civil administration in gas. that of course needs to be resolved. >> until it is, there aren't even plan to say rehabilitate devastated neighborhoods. nick schiffron ron, al jazeera gaza.
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>> a scathing report accuses the u.n. of inaction over numerous actions. five permanent members of called to give up their power of veto in situations where there are atrocities. it says they have used their veto to promote political self interest rather than protect civilians. it went on 2014 was one of the worst years for refugees in the history in syria and neighboring countries were taking an abhorrent stance by not sheltering refugees. they said the u.n. would be more effective if the permanent five didn't have the power of veto. >> millions of civilians have been killed, and abandoned from syria to ukraine nigeria to gaza and we strongly believe that the u.n. security council which was created to establish
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peace and security in the world has miserably failed. one of the primary causes is the abuse of the veto power by the permanent members of the security council. for example, in the case of syria, for years now for at least three years, we have been calling for the u.n. security council to refer the situation then establish and arms embargo. conversely last year in gaza, over 51 day period, 2,000 people have died in gaza, 1500 of them actually, most of them are palestinians, many of them children, and not a single u.n. security council resolution was passed throughout that period, because everybody was expecting the united states to veto it. russia and u.s. protect their own self interest instead of civilians. we think there is a real
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game-changing solution. we believe that if the security council members the permanent members voluntarily renounce the veto, there is some chance that the security council can tart protecting civilians. >> out of india the number of swine flu cases has risen rapidly. the governments begun t.v. and radio campaigns to raise awareness. the outbreak has killed 800 people already this year. >> health authorities in india have been monitoring outbreaks of swine flu. this is a headlight issue that has continued to build since january. the worst affected states, government officials banning mass gatherings, that's gatherings of groups larger than four people. our source on the ground, say there is little visibility that have. you've got to keep in mind the logistics and population of india makes these kinds of
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programs or suggestions by the government quite hard to manage. but at a wide every level the outbreak of swine flu and the concern that that's raised points to wider challenges that india has persistently faced when it comes to health care and keeping citizens faced. what this boils down to is better awareness better health education across the country and until those systems are really built that capacity in terms of knowledge and care is built, they say india will continue to struggle these kind of challenges. >> the public inquiry into the death of former russian spy litvenenko is continuing in london. they are trying to find out how he died, perhaps who killed him. they accuse the russian government of killing him with radioactive tea. it is said litvenenko was
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poisoned. >> you met litvenenko a number of times when you were a consultant for the so-called commission which investigated k.g.b. in filtrations in italy. the last time you met him was on november 1, 2006 on the day he was lethally poisoned. why did you meet that day. what did you talk about? >> it was imperative to me to discuss with him enemies of russia, because something like death lists had been announced by the russian intelligence. >> who were these names? >> the first name in these hit lists was -- >> who was the second name on the list? >> it was litvenenko. >> he wasn't worried about his own safety. >> he said because the source, i
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don't believe. >> he didn't trust the source. >> no. >> and yet on the very same day he was lethally poisoned with polonium 210. >> yes. >> when did you learn he wasn't feeling well after that meeting? >> when i called back in the evening, the wife told me she said he is very sick. he is very, very sick. i said hmm that's strange because this morning, he was ok. they said something strange is happening. >> but at some point, they told you that you were also poisoned. >> it was quite shocking, because i was advised by the head of the health protection agency and the head of police that there was found full of polonium in my body. they say you are going to die. >> you think there was an honest mistake or were the results manipulated? >> mistake but polonium inside
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my sample. manipulation, it's highly possible. >> on his death bed, he said he had no doubt that putin himself commissioned the poisoning. do you share this view? >> well, if i do locate the place where the signs coming from, i can say yes but then how strong is the movement of politics i don't know. >> nigeria's military released pictures it says shows fighting with boko haram. this is after the armed group carried out more suicide attacks in the northern country. >> the aerial video is believed to have been recorded above born know state. nigeria soldiers have been
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battling boko haram fighters. 24 people were killed, and many wounded when two busy bus stations were blown up. >> it came from passengers outside the city, so they came in as passengers in the process of moving out of the vehicle that's the time they detonated the bomb. >> i saw the two guards and i did not trust them, but i did not pay attention since york in this bus park. i suddenly heard the explosion. i saw many people fire shortly after the blast. >> president goodluck jonathan condemned the attacks as a desperate act of a group facing extinction. military commanders say they've regained several towns from boko haram control in the last few weeks. the opposition believe the
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timing of the video's release is suspicious. >> this video that has been released for us looks like a joke. we hear shots in the air we see aerial bombardment but we see humans walking on the street like nothing is happening. if they want to play games let us play games. if they want to act movies, let's act movies. you don't act movies when 2000 nigeria's have been killed. why are they not taking journalists, press people to go to the place? i suspect the press would be the ones to see that. we see government that believes in propaganda, in making reality, i mean making illusion like like reality. >> goodluck jonathan is facing the greatest challenge to his democracy and failure to stop boko haram could cost him reelection when voters go to the
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polls march 28. >> government denies it is positive propaganda for the government to secure more votes. >> voters may decide to stay at home despite military assurances of election security. al jazeera nigeria. >> the french president francois hollande is pushing for action. he says urgent action is needed to fight global warming. this is after the conference in paris. later this week, he will travel to the philippines to make his case. emma haywood reports. >> when typhoon haiyan struck, it left thousands dead, millions homeless a nation grieving for those lost and asking why it had happened yet again. in december, the philippines plight that tries to adopt to global warming will be addressed at the annual conference on
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climate change, this time in paris under the watch of front hole. he is meeting his filipino counterpart to try to come up with a strategy to get world leader to say really listen and act. >> the philippines has been hit by tsunami and natural disasters. we are going there to kickstart discussion and help civil society to mobilize. >> a great deal is at stake here and not just the future of the planet. remember copenhagen in 2009, hours of talks and still no deal if real progress was made in paris hollande would succeed where many others have not. >> what happens in those few days could help define how he's seen as president. >> hollande goes to the philippines boosted by his role
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in negotiating a fragile ceasefire for eastern ukraine. he's been rated france's worst post war president but his rallies cry of unity after the paris attacks saw hit ratings at home rise. international solidarity on the climate may be more difficult to achieve. >> i think he's convinced of the importance of climate reward to go word affairs, so i think that there's a personal conviction around that, but of course, that's political matters, as well, and the question of the next presidential elections is on the tail, as well. >> that isn't until 2017, while the philippines holds its press hollande will be hoping to ride out any political storms until then. >> i'm reporting from new zealand, where a teenage golfing record breaker has returned home
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>> the u.n. special envoy to syria is in turkey pushing for a deal to stop fighting in the syrian city of aleppo. >> it's good to have you with us. also coming up in the negligent 30 minutes, we are in yemen southern city aden where people say shifting power to their city will only bring trouble. >> secret documents reveal the role of israel's national airline in spying. >> we are in nepal where a traditional artist is paying off in help to go protect the past.