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>> thousands rally in moscow after the murder of the lead be opposition figure. >> hello from doha. this is the world news from al jazeera. >> a new push for peace in mali, a deal is agreed. looking a establish greater autonomy. >> the egyptian court brands a on organization terrorists. >> these people live in fear that a member of their family
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will be kidnapped in afghanistan. >> they are braving the cold is moscow today in the thousands in memory of a man they never met. this is a vigil for boris yelsnof, killed friday night. the rally is passing through the center of the russian capitol and will pass by the exact spot where he died. rory challands is our correspondent in moscow following this story. >> it has surprised many people that this demonstration that even been allowed to take place right in the heart of russia's capitol, moscow. normally opposition demonstrations are kept way on the outskirts of town. maybe the kremlin feels that this demonstration because it is for in mourning is different and that sorrow and grief are
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more manageable public emotions than political anger. have a look at what's going on, at the pro fusion of russian flags being carried in this demonstration. at the moment in russia, there is a very heightened sense of patriotism and nationalism and the people seem to be saying that the kremlin and t.v. stations do not dictate for them the idea of russianness. these people might have a different idea of russian-ness and that's why they're bringing these flags. this is past the bridge and past the very spot where bore oaries nemtsov was shot.
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>> that rally goes on in central moscow. quite something that that is happening in the first place. >> we spoke to ben juda, who said there is no chance of an investigation. >> russia's dictatorship run we vladimir putin which silences its opponents, has been doing this for over a decade and russia is fighting a war in ukraine and russia has been pushing the country into a fiery maelstorm of nationalism. nemtsov was not particularly liked by the general public, but he was very well known and connected to the elite he went to all the parties of the oligarchs, he was a man about town. he had sources of information people were giving him stuff
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from inside the system. >> mali's government signed a provisional agreement to end fighting in the north but a coalition has asked for further consultations. the rebels say the agreement doesn't fully address their demand for autonomy. >> lettingurer in the history of africa at the school of africa and orient tall studies gave us more details about the agreement. >> always against using full autonomy and less about giving independence to the north the agreement is about giving more reputation of the north in the central institutions. it's about encouraging and improving local governments and
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more about local development. it's not about giving full autonomy to the north. >> the united nations said more than 1,000 people died in iraq last month. 611 civilians were among the dead baghdad was city. anbar province figures are withheld. there will be a renewed push against isil. >> i think we are now discussing the whole operation and kicking daish out of iraq. i cannot give time tables, but we are working within this year with the people of these places, people of anbar and other areas they will be with us and they are with with us at the moment, and i think there is well, i'm
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overseeing the whole organization of this military operation. it has to be military, security, and civil operation to look after the well being of the people at the liberation. >> hamas said egypt is setting a dangerous precedent after a cairo court declared it a terrorist organization. it provoked an angry response from people in gaza. this is the first time an arab court has condemned the group. it supports fighters in north sinai who have been attacking egyptian security forces. more from gas. >> the hamas leadership is angry at this decision by a cairo court to declare the group a terrorist organization, but as well as the anger we've also been speaking to people right across the gaza strip who are also afraid, afraid of what might happen next. here's what they told us.
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>> since sisi became president the situation for us here in gaza hassing gotten worse. he's tightened it so much we can't move. i'm worried he might carry out military attacks against us here. >> sisi is an illegitimate leader and so are his courts. we have to be prepared for anything. >> many people across the gaza strip are concerned about these latest developments, one thing remains unclear which is how or if the egyptian government will enforce the court's ruling. >> egypt's highest court ruled and article in the law regulating elections is unconstitutional. it could mean a delayen long awaited parliamentary poles. egypt has been without a paulment since what 2012. al sisi's arrived in saudi arabia for talks with the king.
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they are expected to discuss sisi's proposal for a so-called jointly anti terrorism force. this comes ahead of a conference aimed at securing money for egypt's battered economy. >> benjamin netanyahu is heading to the united states to address congress on the agreement between negotiated between iran and several world powers, but a growing number of members plan to skip that speech. that is exposing cracks in the consensus on israel that once appeared unbreakable. >> every year, thousands of jewish advocates descend on washington. the conference is to promote the u.s.-israel relationship, one that is increasingly strained. john boehner the top republican in the house of representatives invited benjamin netanyahu to address the u.s. congress without knowledge of the white house. >> the american people and both parties in congress have always
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stood with israel. >> the threats boehner and other hardliners say the u.s. and israel face is a deal being negotiated by six world powers with iran over its nuclear program. the hawkish members of congress support netanyahu's claim iran is working towards a nuclear weapon program threatens israel's security. that's why it's expected the speech will urge congress to impose tough new sanctions. thirty members of congress say they'll boycott the speech. many believe it undermines a framework deal with iran. others resent any attempt to dictate american foreign policy towards iran while ignoring hard questions about israeli policies toward the palestinians. those in congress who take issue with israel settlement expansion in violation ever international law and last summer's assault on gaza have until now remained mostly quiet but now a rare
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wrist over israeli policies is exposed in congress and among the more than 6 million jews who live in the united states. >> what i'm seeing is that the bloc who says support for israel, support for whoever the government isis breaking. i think we're at the beginning point of a transition and i think that netanyahu is going to do on tuesday is rub salt in the wound. >> another jewish organization, j. street that taken out a full page ad, arguing that wading into u.s. politics will harm the u.s.'s real relationship. >> some tough decisions are going to have to be made. >> it's damage that may already be surfacing. u.s. president won't address apac this year. traditionally, it's the vice president who presides over joint sessions on capitol hill, but tuesday, he will be absent.
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al jazeera washington. >> in the news ahead testing times for christina kirchner. >> the graffiti artist who has made his marks on the world that divide's gaza from the rest of the world.
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>> top stories for you security is tight in moscow, as opposition supporters march through the center of the city in memory of murdered opposition
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leader boris nemtsov. vladimir putin's government dismissed accusations it was behind the killings. >> mali's government signed a preliminary agreement to some rebel groups to ends fighting in the north, but the main coalition has asked for further consultations. they say the agreement doesn't fully address their demand for greater you autonomy. >> palestinians in gaza protesting a court decision egypt to declare hamas a terrorist organization. >> the argentina president kirchner will never her state address. following the mysterious death of alberto nisman, it's an election year, though she is not allowed to stand again. fighting your way through the crowds there's huge numbers who have turned out lucia.
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[ drumming ] >> i am in the middle of hundred was thousands of kirchner supporters here, right in front of the congress, where the president will be delivering her speech in about 45 minutes more. she knows that her legacy is at stake here, the president's popularity had originally been at 70% the highest inar in argentina. rising crime soaring inflation and charges of corruption, the charges that she may have been involved in the death suspicious death of a prosecutor a month and a half ago. she is expected to underscore her achievements as president in social spending. it's the area of human rights and she is also expected to sound very sick torous indeed,
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following thursday's ruling by a judge, basically clearing her of the charges that she and her foreign minister had tried to cover up the 1994 bombing of a jewish community center here in buenos aires. >> if you can still hear me, i hope you can this doesn't look normal behind you. this number of people out there for a congressional address. >> no, absolutely not normal. much much more than one would expect. organizers are expecting a million people here. this is very clearly the kirchner supporter's response to a march on the 18 of february by those who were calling for justice for the dead prosecutor, 400,000 people gathered at that time. this is a much larger event seen as kind of the opening shot for the upcoming october presidential elections in which
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miskirchner cannot run but clearly her political party can. >> that's lucia newman doing a great job there in among the crowds. thank you. >> during a rally in caracas president maduro said anyone planning to oh visit the country will need visas. >> the reform party is widely expect to retain party and form another pronate toe coalition. around quarter of estonia's population is russian speaking. political analysts warned moscow could use the ukraine example and foment in stability in the country. volunteers have delivered
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much-needed humanitarian aid to a town in eastern ukraine, not far from the front line. 90% of the residents fled the fighting. those who remain are too old or too poor to leave. >> one of afghanistan's most notorious convicted kidnappers has been executed. this is the first time the death sentence has been carried out since ashraf ghani became president. the president's focus will be western afghanistan from where nicole johnston sent this report. >> it's a quiet trip around the block. he is with his boys, and an armed body guard. this is how well-off families get around these days. three years ago, one boy was kidnapped when he was six years old. his father now carries a gun and can't stop worrying about his
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family's safety. the boys have been on a school bus when three men shot the tires and dragged him out of his brothered arms and off the bus. they demanded $300,000. the family didn't ever that much. the kidnappers dropped the ransom to $50,000. he was freed after 86 days. >> before he was kidnapped, he was naughty fast and bright. after, he became withdrawn. if the body guard isn't with him all the time, he becomes frightened. he tells me they'll take him again. >> the taliban is active in the countryside but not the town. here the problem is organized really gangs. >> one reason he is a target is because it's full of businessman, a major trade be hub with neighboring iran. this road leads all the way to the iranian border and harat is
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the first big city you reach after the crossing. >> more than 100 people were killed in herat last year. kidnappings are most common, but most people don't report it. this year, president ashraf ghani fired the herat chief of police and all 15 district chiefs in a mass sacking. he said they'd failed to establish security. the new police chief said they need to build trust with the community to get more information about criminal gangs. >> the terrorist groups kidnappers and so-called taliban are not as strong as afghan security forces. they are small groups operating in a guerilla way but if the community operates, the criminals are nothing. >> this boy didn't think he'd see his family again. >> he said they beat me, showed
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me guns to scare me. they tied me up and moved me three times. >> the family still receives threatening phone calls from the men they believe are the kidnappers. he is home, but still far from being safe. nicole johnston, al jazeera herat. >> sierra leone's vice president is in quarantine for ebola after the virus killed one of his security guards. he will carry out his duties at home for the next 21 days after decide to go quarantine himself. his communications said he wants to lead by example, after a marked rise in the number of ebola cases in just the last week in sierra leone. >> in madagascar, 14 have been killed in rainfall in the capitol. more than 21,000 people have now been forced to leave their homes after heavy rain which has lasted two weeks. residents calling this the worst
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flooding in 25 years. >> foreign workers continue to three libya. 140 senegalese migrants have been sent back. >> they return home to senegal empty-handed hungry and shaken. two words come up again and again to describe their treatment in libya violence and racism. >> they would cover their nose when they talk with us, give us a cup which water a day and whip us with chains. we are animals to them. >> he had a family loan in his pocket but he ran out of money. it took two years working at a builder in tripoli to get the money back. then an armed group forced their way into his room, locked him and his companions up and stole
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everything they had. an estimated 800 are still held in misrata and there might be more elsewhere in detention centers. >> we ever limited means. we'll do what it takes to save the hundreds left behind and are facing a dangerous situation. >> senegal teamed up with the international organization for migration to secure their repay repatriation. it means returning to a life they tried to leave behind. it's the middle of the night. some are reluctant to face their loved ones, ashamed of returning empty handed. he decided to go home. his friends jump into taxis and follow him. >> this organization has brought the migrants together. he thinks it will be easier to meted his family in the company of his friends.
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he hasn't been home for two years and they don't know he's coming. >> he shouts i'm back. after the greetings comes the explanation. he hopes his father will not be disappointed. so many others oh have made the trip to europe successfully. >> no father wants to send their children in harm's way but the daily hardship here goes unnoticed. that's why so many will continue to travel where there are more opportunities or a better life. >> their journey has changed them. the violence has left them scarred and yet still some say they will attempt the journey to europe again. al jazeera senegal. >> the switch from analog to digital broadcasting was meant to bring about a technical revolution and bring choice to viewers. instead, people in kenya are left in the dark and some claim
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it's actually more to do with controlling the content they have access to. we have that story now from nairobi. >> it's like any other day. people grab breakfast on their way to work. some don't ever electricity or televisions at home, so they usually watch the t.v. in here, but there's just a very confusing message. >> staying in the darkness is frustrating. we don't know what is happening in the rest of the country. we can't even watch the news. >> the communications authority of kenya switched from analog t.v. transmitters to digital. three privately owned television stations didn't comply, so the government switched their signals off. >> there's nothing. some of us are thinking of getting rid of our televisions. >> the trio of stations which didn't switch, said they applied to carry their own content but only two signal distributors were licensed, the kenya
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broadcasting station which is government owned and local broadcasters who have to use their signals are worried about censorship. >> the digital migration has been seized by individuals in government who want to control what people will see on their television screens or knots. >> what has happened is the digital migration market has changed. as opposed to what happened during the analog era where broadcasters could own their own infrastructure in order to distribute their content this time around, all broadcasters are distributed by a common carrier. >> going digital means people will have more choice, say government officials access to international channels, not just
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kenyan broadcasters. >> these are the only two kenyan channels you can watch at the moment. to be able to see them, you need a decoder costing over $40 and many families can't afford it. >> the reality for kenyans is that it is here to stay. the challenge is to make sure nobody remains switched off. >> al jazeera nairobi. >> an iranian plane landed in sanna in yemen for the first time since the houthi coup. the rebels captured the capital sanna in september and forced the government to dissolve. they will fly 14 times a week. there is fear that the flights could be used to transport iranian weapons and fighters to yemen. >> his art can be comical political and sell for thousands of dollars. the anonymous graffiti artist achieved global fame through
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stencils and spray paint. now he turns his attention to the walls of gaza. >> the 2014 war between hamas and israel left parts of gaza in ruins, and much of it still needs rebuilding. both these themes are explored by graffiti artists in his latest work in gaza. >> a wong foreign man came here and painted this picture. when we asked him what the picture means, he said an animal has the right to live, so what about a human you? there is a huge destruction here and we are here to support the palestinian people and send the message to the world that palestinians are being destroyed and the occupation destroys everything, be it humor human or animal. >> a short film starts off like an advertisement for a dream holiday, but follows the artist into underground tunnels and on
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to rubble-strewn streets describing gaza as an exclusive setting and well away from the tourist tract. children swinging from a surveillance tower and a greek god did he say with her head in her hands just some of his works that ever appeared among the rubbish and abandoned buildings. always in a hoodie, he is noun for the political messages in his artwork. but some gasses are too busy surviving to worry about art. >> this was here for more than a month. it was drawn in the night. we saw it suddenly in the morning. we didn't care about it. gas streets are full of posters. >> he has been a strong supporter of the palestinian cause. his previous work included a painting of a girl pulled upward by balloons and israel's west bank separation wall. this is not an artist who uses the walls of galleries to get
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