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two brothers are named as the brussels bomb, he another suspect is now europe's most wanted man after his explosives failed. the first victims of the attacks are named. thousands have gathered to mourn them. ♪ ♪ lauren taylor, this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up. yemen's warring parties agree to a ceasefire ahead of peace talks next month. plus. >> argentina is reassuming its traditional leadership role. >> barack obama resets relations
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with argentina way show of support for president m macri. and lift off. >> and the philippines sends its first satellite in to space, tasked with keeping an eye on potentially devastating storms. ♪ ♪ hello, we begin in brussels where police are searching for a suspect behind tuesday's triple bomb attacks that killed 31 people and injured 270 others. security teams have carried out raids on multiple addresses uncovering 15-kilograms of explosives ahead one along with nails and bomb-making equipment. raheem has been identified as one of the bombers who blew themselves up in the airport. an hour later his brother detonate aid suicide bomb owe a train at a metro station. turninturkey's president said hs caught in turk any june and
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depart today the next land. he says a warning about him was ignored and he was released. >> translator: one of the brussels attackers was caught in june 2015 and was deported. we informed the authorities with a note about the deportation on july 14th, 2015. they released the attacker despite our warning that his this person say foreign fighter they could not establish any links with terrorism. >> let's go live to jacky rowland who is in central brussels for us. jake, more information starting to emerge about who might have been behind these attacks? >> reporter: yes. a second name now obviously that cctv image of three men pushing trolleys at the airport is very well known now. the last image probably of the three men together alive. we have known for some hours the man in the center of the picture, one of two brothers involved in the attacks his
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other brother blew himself up in the metro. there was a certain amount of doubt about who the other men in the image were. we now know that the man on the left who also blew himself up was [ inaudible ], now, this was a name that has been buzzing around for days because police were already looking for him in connection with the arrest on friday of the paris attack suspect. he was accused of having been involved in helping the paris attacker evade capture. he was accused of being the bomb maker in the team. police reportedly found his dna on explosives used both in the brussels attacks and in the paris attacks. for some time, it was suspected that maybe he was actually on the run because, of course, the third man in that picture has not yet been identified. and apparently escaped. but it does now appear clear from sources in both the police
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and sources being quoted by other media intelligence sources elsewhere, in the world, but that was, in fact, he him blew himself up, the second bomber who blew himself up at the airport on tuesday. >> jacky, tell us about what is happening behind you? and also the other repercussions on brussels in terms of travel and so on. >> reporter: well, what has been going on in the square all day has been a gathering, partly vigil, partly rally, spontaneous, of people coming as a kind of focal point for people who wanted to think about the attacks, think about the victims and also think about the message that the city of brussels wanted to send after being attacked in this way. now, at 12 noon local time, there was a moment of silence, a very somber moment. thousands of people pack ed in to the square. and there was no sound at all.
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subsequently, throughout date, we have heard people chanting slogans, singing, clapping, cheering, basically an act of defiance and sending a message that brussels does not wish to be bowed, brussels will not change its values or change its behavior as a result of those attacks. >> jacky row rand, thank you very much indeed. a mix up by a brussel taxi dispatcher may have prevented more devastation in tuesday's attacked. the three suspects ordered a mini van but the taxi firm sent a smaller car and they couldn't fit all the bug i think and left the heaviest explosive device behind. security services have now detonated it. names are beginning to emerge of victims. people from 40 different countries were affect. but as paul brennan reports many families are still hoping to hear from relatives who remain
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unaccounted for. >> reporter: the dead and wounded from the brussels bombings come from all over the world. they range in age from infant children to elderly pensioners. the first identified victim, she was at the airport with her belgian husband and their twin daughters, they survived. >> translator: she had twins. they were in brussels airport too. they were connecting through new york to meet my sister. in the end this attack stopped that destiny. once they got the information early this morning, we didn't know much of what was happening with her. her body. where did the brussel state take it. >> reporter: 19-year-old may an wells was one block away from the boston bombing in 2013, and was in paris during last november's attacks. this time he didn't escape unscathed. >> he was ver close to the bombings when it exploded. it's a miracle that he made it through as easily as he did with lower leg injuries and some
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shrapnel burns, minor burns. >> reporter: 16 of the casualties are being treated at the university hospital. two of the victims there are children aged five and three. 10 people are still in the icu there. even if they pull through, their lives have been irreversible changed. >> we hope that we can have all the victims surviving their injuries. but today will suffer from disabilities. >> reporter: but several victims remain unbeinge unaccounted for. among them twins. british i.t. expert david dixon hasn't been heard from since the attacks. and his friends and other relative have his been using social media to plead for any information. while their fate remains uncertain, the relatives have the faintest glimmer of hope that they might yet be found of but they are being braced to accept the worst. specially trained teams of medics and social work verse been brought in to help.
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>> well, with all the unidentified people here in the hospital, we have a team from our morgue, forensics and the federal police and they are collecting information both from the fatalities themselves and if possible also from family members here and to see if they can then match certain data from either families or from the fatalities. the victims now face painful process both physically and meant life. paul brennan, al jazeera, brussels. ♪ ♪ the u.n. envoy for yemen says all parties to the conflict have agreed to a cessation of hostilities starting next month. the next round of peace talks will take place in kuwait on the 18th of april they say. >> after active consultation with excellence i president hadi
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and the yemeni official in riyadh and the delegation of the people's congress in sanaa, i am please today announce today that parties to the conflict have agreed to a nationwide cessation of hostility, hostilities beginning at midnight on the 10th of february. in advance of the ground of the peace talks which will take place on the 18th of april in kuwait. i am very grateful to his line us prince of kuwait for offering to host these new round of talks. the talks aim to reach a comprehensive agreement which will end the conflict and allow for the resumption of political dialogue knox with you were security council resolution 2216. >> in new york, what can you tell about how those tks will work? >> reporter: well, the u.n.
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envoy says it was really the last chance for a resolution for the conflict but he was confident that all sides were committed to dealing with several issues, including the withdrawal of military forces, the handing over of heavy weaponry, the reinstitution of civil institutions and government ups tuneses, prisoners, detainees and so on. the question, though, was why, given the enormous toll this as it taken on the people of yemen, on yemen the infrastructure, 6,000 dead in a year half civilians mainly from saudi coalition airstrikes and almost half of the half the them of practice inses facing famine. why do they have to wait another 2 1/2 weeks for a cessation of hostilities. thein' envoy said because a deescalation committee to to be set up. identifying hotspots of conflict as well is a local underground
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monitoring system drown from yemeni civil society make sure that the ceasefire is holding. he did add that he was confident that he's face-to-face talks in kuwait will be successful and as i said he did say this was the last chance. >> thank you very much indeed for that live update from the united nations. syrian government forces have fought their way out on the skirts of pat myra. the military has cleared the hills outside the city of isil fighters and the army is trying to recapture palmyra which includes a unesco world heritage site that was seized by isil in may. european union's foreign poll at this chief has been called in to help progress talks on ending the conflict in syria. talks wrapped up on wednesday with no deal. but syria's government said it will consider proposals that have been put forward. >> first the con sol saying and extension of the cessation of
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hostilities. second, the consolidation and he can passion of the hugh mar terrien access to the areas still to be reached. and third, and i would say extremely important, enter in to the political process without delays, without games with the spirit of reaching a solution. >> let's get more on this our diplomatic editor james bays has been following this. you are listen to them there what is the significant point that comes out at this stage. i think it is very significant that we have had this meeting between these two, but more importantly, the other things that frederica has been doing while she's been in geneva because she's been to see the opposition delegation, nothing new in that. she's met them many times before. what is new is that she met ambassador, the chief negotiator
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of the syrian government. now, this is something very new, because e.u. officials have been strongly supportive of the opposition and not meeting the government side. and it's one of the highest level meetings between a western official and the syrian government in five years of war. i can tell you that diplomats i have spoken to are raising their eyebrows. one person i spoke to said, well, there is only supposed to be one mediate tour in this process. it seems seem clear that frederica nothing reason i spoke to the other nations she seemed to have surprised a lot of people with this meeting. she said when i pressed her on it in the news conference a short time ago it's no change in policy. the e.u. policy stays the same but she was here in the context of these negotiations taking place in geneva at the invitation of stefan
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de mistura to give both sides the same message that they must engage in a political transition in syria. >> after all the talking, where does this go next? >> reporter: well, we still technically have one further day of this round of talks taking place here on thursday. the syrian government effectively told us that they are finishes. they say they've got some proposals from stefan de mistura, taking it to damascus and actually paid fair well to us journalists ares said said they would see us in the next round, despite that they are having one more meeting with stefan de mistura and trying on get a transitional government to lead syria to free and fair lexes, there doesn't seem to be a great deal of process -- progress. having said that, that while this process is going on here in geneva, of course the cessation of hostilities continues on the ground in syria. and that, of course, is saving many lives. >> james bays live in geneva,
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thank you. still it to come this half house while the u.n. is pulling its staff out of refugee camps in greece. and ted cruz gets a crucial endorsement in the race not republican presidential nomination.
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>> our american story is written everyday. it's not always pretty, but it's real... and we show you like no-one else can. this is our american story. this is america tonight. ♪ ♪ again a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. a huge manhunt is underway for a suspect believed to have been involved in tuesday's attacks on brussels. police believe one of these men had a third bomb but it failed to explode and he fled the
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airport. thousands of people have been gather to go remember the 31 people killed and hundreds of others who were injured in the two attacks. and yemen's president says houthi rebels have agreed to a u.n. resolution calling for an end to the fighting. the cessation of hostilities is now due to begin at midnight on april the 10th ahead of peace talks. the u.n.'s refugee agency has pulled its staff from camps on lesbos and other greek islands from the e.u. turkey deal to deport new rivals. now other international aid groups are following suit saying they won't be complicit in violating refugees' rights. their roam has been to receive migrants and transport them to greek centers to be documented. >> these centers are no longer reception centers but closed centers, in fax, detention centers. therefore we have decided not to provide transport for the centers, not to be involved in the detention of refugees and
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migrants. our global position is that seeking asylum is not a crime. that people who are seeking asylum should not be detained. >> greece is struggling to address the status of more than 50,000 migrants and refugees who are exempt from the deal between the e.u. and turkey. they are now trapped in the country after europe closed its doors. thousands are stuck in the port of perez near athens where conditions are worse earn, zeina khodr reports. >> reporter: there are more questions than answers. refugees and migrants are becoming desperate as days turn in to weeks. weeks in to months. all aid workers and u.n. officials can do now is and them to be patient. the port near athens has become one of the largest of the makeshift camps in greece. a few thousand people are now here, many of them syrians. >> translator: there is an arab problem. either you are married or divorced. we don't know our fate. just give us some hopeful tell
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us we will have to live like this for a day or a year, but give us a time frame so that we can count the days before our turn comes. >> reporter: conditions are poor. there is a lack of hygiene, it's cold and people are sleeping in tents outside. borders in countries to the north of greece such asthmas down i can't are closed. so they can't take the migrant trail north. they are among the 50,000 refugees and migrants now stranded in greece. and the government is struggling to deal with this new reality. >> the greek government is trying very, very hard to set up new camps that are ready to house these people. and this is what is happening. >> reporter: frustration is growing. this family is from the city of aleppo in syria where the fighting has been fierce. they are scared to show their faces because this he say they may end up going back home despite the war. >> i am just asking for everyone, you know, why the situation here? what we must to do? what the solution that we have? we don't have any solution.
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i come from the border to here, all right, now, it's blocked. how it can be, you know? >> reporter: people here survive with help from volunteers and aid organizations. many are running out of hope and are considering to yet again put their lives in the hands of smugglers to make their way north. it could take weeks, months or even years to process their asylum requests. u.n. officials here have told us that the e.u. relocation program is temporarily blocked for new applicants. and even before europe's borders were closed, some member states refused to make any commitments and those who have made commitments have not followed through. for the time being, these people are the responsibility of greece, a country struggling with its own economic crisis and for the time being, these men, women and, children are stranded in what used to be a busy ferry passenger terminology going nowhere. zeina khodr, al jazeera, athens. senegal has vote today reduce the length of its
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presidential term from seven to five years. provisional referendum results show around 62% vote today amend the pros. constitution. in february the constitutional report rejected the president's efforts to shorten his currents term. jeb bush has endorsed ted cruz for his party's nomination in statements publish odd social media. bush says cruz represents the best chance for republican to his take the white house. cruz is currently in second place behind donald trump but still possible the for the senator from texas to win the republican ticket. does that enforcement make a difference do you think? >> reporter: it's important for a couple of reasons. first of all it doesn't mean a huge swath of voters will move to the ted cruz campaign. if you are in this stage of the election cycle and you are
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endorsing someone else means doesn't win a lot of voters yourself. jeb bush dislikes donald trump, he thinks he's rude, vulgar new york the a conservative. no not really a republican and would make a terrible president. he criticized jeb bush's brother press george w. bush as a liar saying he took america in to the war against iraq on false intelligence, that doesn't go down well with the bushes. the second reason is jeb bush perhaps sees ted cruz as the only way to stop donald trump getting enough delegates to secure the nomination at this points, this is parts of the republican establishment saying, look, we maybe don't like ted cruz, and they don't, and we really don't like donald trump if we are going to stop trump the best hope we have is ted cruz, if he can get to the convention in cleveland and ohio in july, and there is no clear winter at that point it's a contested convention, at that point the republican establishment might be able to put pressure delegates to vote for someone more electable than
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trump and that is cruz. can they run rough shots over hundreds of thousands of republican voters. there is a real risk of alienating the vote force a generation it would be a big step to take. cruz will say it's an important endorsement. it shows i have support across the republican party and shows what i have been saying for weeks i am the only candidate that can stop donald trump. >> in the meantime, alan, the events in brussels prompting some strong views over there on the campaign trail. >> reporter: well, it's interesting that many people see ted cruz as really donald trump saying the same things on the slightly with more thought behind it. and that happened after brussels where donald trump was saying we have to close the borders, we have to build a wall. ted cruz decided that it was time in his words for law enforcement to be empowered in areas and stop now, that set off a firestorm of criticism from the new york
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police commissioner, from various democratic politicians, and we waited to find out what the president would saying when he weighed in. he was asked about it during his trip to argentina on tuesday and he said that ted cruz had got this not just wrong, but really wrong. he is, look, i have just come from a country, cuba, where the they monitor groups and individuals and we don't like that. and ted cruz's father didn't like that because he left the country therefore we really don't want to start going down that road because this isn't america. a is for ted cruz, he responded saying, look, i am not going take any lectures on isil from president obama who has under estimated the threat from them from the very beginning has never managed to get a coherent policy to di defeat them so he continues to say what he says and he will be slightly em bold ended by the fact that jeb bush gave him listen tours. and seems to be doing more with the establishment of the republican party. see that in the background. >> very neat. thanks indeed, alan. >> u.s. president obama is in in
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argentina. president obama's two-day visit is to focus strengthening trade and diplomacy between the two nations and seen as an endorsement of mammary' macri'se reform since coming to office. >> reporter: many here are saying that the meeting of barack obama to argentina is historical because it's the first one that happened since 2005. that's when president george bush visited this country during the sum i was americas. there were massive protests at the time. that's in lat up america shifter today the left and hugo chavez was fighting against the imperialism. things have change third degree latin america and argentina shifting towards the center and argentina is welcoming the president from europe and the united states and it is open if business. macmacri and obama discussed
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cooperation in commerce and fighting drug trafficking and both con testimonied the attacks in brussels program says the united states will fight the islamic state whenever it is. the philippine is his one of the nations most exposed to tropical cycloneses sometimes it can be devastating. more than 6,000 people were killed by typhoon haiyan in 2013. know scientists are looking to the latest high-tech space solutions we are more from the capital manila. >> and lift off. >> reporter: the latest blast off from cape canaveral in florida. the orbital cargo ship is carrying 3 1/2 tons of food and new scientific experiments to the international space station, including a 50-kilogram micro satellite built by filipino scientists it's design today take real time images of weather
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patterns and climatic change in a reason unthat's often in the eye of the storm. the president acquino has allocated $6 billion to the national disaster and risk reduction management council which aim to his deal with environmental issues. experts say that developing space technology will benefit the future of the philippines. >> we can keep rao*ep the benefits of technology by believing in our capability or technological self reliance and we can apply this to to disaster prevention and mitigation efforts. in the long-term, it's going to be very cost effective. >> reporter: news of the launch made the headlines. it is only the third satellite the philippines has launch ed in to space. besides monitoring weather patterns, it is also design today ma'am agricultural productivity using high resolution imagery, it will determine what land and water resources are available or in decline. these filipinos welcome the space project. >> i think that's pretty saw
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some. i mean, there is a lot that has to be done in terms of disaster prevention. >> i haven't heard anything about it, but that would be a very welcome thing for the fill philippines. >> i think it's a goods move by the pil philippines to launch a satellite that helps all of us. >> reporter: it they are hopping it will warn of storms. it is expected to orbit the earth for the next 20 months. and take as many as 3,600 images using its four high resolution cameras. the philippines is no stranger to natural disaster and climate change. each year storms and typhoons potentially affect the lives of millions of people on this arc archipelago of over 7,000 island. the at satellite may have arrived just in time to mon or the weather patterns around the philippines because the typhoon season is just a few months away. al jazeera, manila.
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