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>> welcome to the aljazeera news hour, doha, coming up in 60 minutes. the parliament prepares to vote on whether the british forces should take part. and tension grows in yemen's capital as shia rebels take over some sunni mosques. why refugees rejected by australia could be resaddled in
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cambodia. >> an up-and-down opening day, with the ryder cup trophy from the usa. well, u.s.-led forces have carried out more airstrikes in syria, against the armed group known as isil. there have been ten strikes in the last 24 hours. and the u.s. military said that the attacks have destroyed armed vehicles and control centers held by isil fighters, and an oil refinery has been attacked again. it has been targeted several times since the airstrikes began on tuesday. part of the syrian opposition is evacuating it's headquarters in the countryside in the northwest. and members of the al nose are a front said that they're leaving after days of air attacks by the coalition. they said that they don't want to put civilians who live
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nearby at risk. >> the fighters have confrontation and lines of engagement with the regime forces. we're suspecting more coalition attacks. after the first wave of airstrikes, the we fear this they dried everything. >> they have been monitoring developments from nearby beirut. >> day four in targeting the isil positions, targeting the infrastructure, the headquarters and their storage spaces and oil refineries. they're adapting to the airstrikes by melting away, among the civilian population, because they do control cities and towns, but these strikes will not defeat them. and they're not going to stop the civil war raging in syria. we understand that the syrian government carried out a number
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of airstrikes in the provinces, targeting civilian casualties, but they're going on defense in the suburb of dzhokhar and damascus. and it seems that they want to end the rebellion around the capital. but they're taking action against the syrian government, and not just isil. what the government is doing is just weakening their rebellion. so they're rejecting the aims of the coalition's military campaign. >> british lawmakers are voting whether to approve the usa airstrikes against isil, and david cameron put it to a vote on friday. reporting now from london. >> reporter: there's already
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an international coalition bombing isil targets in iraq, and britain could join it friday night after a vote in parliament, likely to go the government's way. >> what we have to weigh out is of course the consequences of action, but we also have to think of the consequences of inaction. if we allow isil to grow and thrive, there's no doubt in my mind that the level of threat to this country would increase. >> the man who led cameron's embarrassing partly. defeat in bombing syria last year offered his support. >> i believe, though this is difficult, it's the right thing to do. there's no graver decision for our parliament and country in protecting our national center and security and where we stand is where i will be supporting it this afternoon. >> while the vote looks reasonably assured, tough questions are being asked. >> how long will this war last and when will it start?
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>> iraq, afghanistan, this government, libya, none of them are success stories. are we going to embark on action that could last for years. >> the parliament unnerved that the prospect of inaction in the middle east, david cameron has worked hard to make sure that the lessons of the past have not been forgotten. that there's a plan for iraqi and syrian forces on the ground. but the el fat in the room of course is syria. >> quite deliberately syria is not on the immediate agenda. but it's not being ruled out. >> i believe there's a case for us to do more in syria, and i don't know there's a legal barrier, because it's clear that were we to act, it's a legal basis. >> that will be another debate for another time. aljazeera, london. these are live pictures
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from the british parliament. and the debate is raging over whether the uk should join in airstrikes against isil. and let's go to barnaby, who is standing just outside of parliament house. and barnaby, explain to us, how defendant is david cameron in winning this vote? >> i think he's pretty confident that he won't suffer a repeat of last summer's disaster when parliament voted down a proposal for britain to join america backstage, who were contemplating against president assad's forces in syria, and that's not going to happen this time. as you see, the labor party are on the side with them. but as you saw, there are many decenters in the house, and many many concerns. so even if the motion does go through, and i expect it will
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within the next hour, the house is a worry place, and it's not necessarily a united place. we'll have to talk about some of this. let me bring in my guest. he's an iraqi fellow here at the ic. and if britain joins this vote in the coalition against isil, how much difference does britain joining make? >> well, in my humble opinion, i think that it will not change great things on the ground. because as you may know, the american bombing has been going for weeks now, and yes, it takes isil from its power to invade other areas, but it does not remove them in the places that they occupy. >> is it a tokenistic gesture from the british? >> it is in one way or the
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other. i think that they want to assure the world that there's a united coalition against terrorism. >> david cameron said in his speech again today that bombing from the air is not the solution, that ultimately, iraq needs a political solution. >> well, he's depending on the new prime minister to find the political solution between the sort of old sectarian policies and the new sort of coalition of bringing together all the sects of the people in one government. and in one opinion, or position. >> and all of reasons why we should have such confidence in the new government. >> . >> we don't, if there's a person coming to the premiership of the prime minister maliki, but i think to
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be fair to him, whatever happened after 2003, but in fairness to him, he's showing positive signs, more than what they showed. >> that's right, and i'm afraid we have to leave you there. we'll be back from parliament later this evening, with the results of that vote. but for now, back to you in doha. >> thank you. and we're expecting the results of that vote in about an hour or so, and we'll be bringing you those results a little later on aljazeera. we move on now, and hundreds of people have been protesting the actions of isil and hamas in a french capital in algeria. more from paris. >> reporter: several hundred people teamed the rally at the central paris mosque ol friday, the aim to come together to
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protest the actions of islamic state in iraq and lavant. and the murder of the french national who was killed and beheaded by an algerian group in east algeria, a group that has links to isil. the feeling here was very much one of solidarity, though they had called on muslims to attend the rally, it was a mixed affair of people of all backgrounds attending. and also attended by the neighborhood's mayor, who made a call repeatedly, no against terrorism, and for there to be tolerance among the communities. >> it's highly symbolic because all of the communities were present here, and there's many religions, which is very important. >> i just don't want to be associated with such activities. that is absolutely not in our
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religion. >> reporter: there's a sense of solidarity here, and the agreement that there needs to be some kind of condemnation against groups like isil, and there's a sense of unfairness that the muslim community leaders in france have the responsibility to condemn this, when the muslim community here at large has nothing to do with the practices of one jihaddist group. but certainly the pressure was there on the leaders of the french muslim community. and they have to be doing something in order to distance themselves from aup groups. but they say there's a time for there to be a serious debate, and it's in such a fashion, there needs to be a debate for there to be a proper understanding of the situation. >> afghanistan's government says the taliban has killed at
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least 70 people in the eastern part of the country. it happened in the argeristan province. the friday of victory, fighters have taken over a number of mosques, and a peace deal was signed on sunday, but rebels did not agree to leave the capital. mohammed, who stepped down just last week, and he joins us from london, and thank you for being with us. we have harmed houthis taking over the sunni mosque and installing their own clerics, and it seems this is a group who is trying to not negotiate. >> for a time, the scenario was
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what has been followed by hezbollah in beirut, copying the experience of being back seat drivers, and now unfortunately, things prove that they're moving on a very different way. i mean, they have signed this partnership, as called, and a peace accord, and now things are going on the ground from bad to worse. houthis, in a state of anarchy, and loss of order has proven that these people are going through a very different mode of way of running the country. i expect that they are speaking about competence, and fighting, corruption, and bringing one bringing order. and what's happening on the ground is completely temporary to that. contrary
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to that. we are seeing, leaving the present state in the hand of the president, and they will be just running things from back of the scenes. >> they do seem to be inserting their power, and it has been said that yemen is between sunnis, and how much is the current chaos being orchestrated beyond yemen's borders. >> well, asserting power, they have only shown the power. but how are such things going to allow people to lose, to allow them to get into the hands of -- into their hands, the property of others and the citizens and so on. and it will become counter-productive for them. but obviously, i don't think that the foreign powers will be
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happy with the state of affairs. these people have managed to reach powerplay because of the logger head situation, which was between the previous centers of power, and filling a. and i think that it will be failing sooner than later. >> mohammed, thank you for your time. the former adviser of yemen's government. still to come on in news hour, on the streets of indonesia after the people lose the right to vote. >> i'm in kashmir, and coming up, what may have caused the worst flooding in over a century. >> and emotional scenes as one of new york's favorite baseball players signs up at yankee
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stadium in spectacular style. that's coming up later with joe. >> well, energy ministers from russia and ukraine have been meeting with eu in the bid to solve their long-running dispute over gas supply. some agreements have been made in the berlin meeting, but an official deal has not been reached. europe gets 60% of its gas from russia. in june, they cut off supplies to kiev due to a price dispute. now, in beryl pin, nick, winter is coming and the ukraine government would no doubt want this to be solved soon. any sign of the parties getting any closer to an agreement? well, the shape of the deal is there, it was presented by the european commission's
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energy commissioner, who said that ukraine would pay some $3.1 billion by the end of the year, in two payments, and receive in exchange 5 billion cubic meters of gas at the price of $385.4000 cubic meters, and i mention that because it's a significant reduction of what the russians were asking for, which was $485 higher than any other country is paying in europe. however, the negotiators had to go back to the national capitals and get approval before this could be signed. and the energy commissioner was hopeful that they can come back next week and sign the deal. but however, vladimir putin has been known to take issue with his envoys dealing with europe, perhaps chastising them for giving too much away, so we'll have to see how this goes down in moscow and kiev. >> at the same time, hungary
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has suspended it's supply of gas to ukraine, and any reason why >> reporter: the official word is they only stopped the supplies because of technical reasons, and they wanted to shore up supplies for the winter. but i think it's worth noting that the head of gas was in budapest on monday, and the hungarian prime minister was against sanctions against russia, and he has been seen as pro kremlin in the ukrainian crisis. so i think it's fair to request whether -- po wonder whether budapest has come under question from moscow, and notably poland in the region, which is helping the ukrainians to get the gas they need. but however, they don't have enough for winter, and that's what this deal is all about. >> nick, thank you, from
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berlin. >> thank you. >> indonesia's parliament has passed a bill to take the power of the local leaders out of their hands, but it's a major step back for democracy. more from jakarta. >> reporter: tensions run high in the nation's parliament. the president-elect wants to maintain the people's right to vote for mayor, region and government. a right gained only nine years ago. but a coalition met by a former general, who was in the july presidential elections, for regional leaders to be elected. the coalition won after the president's ruling party lost out. despite his party's decision to leave, he insisted that he's in favor of direct elections.
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>> i'm disappointed with the result of the vote. i want to tell the people of indonesia that i will file an appeal against this decision. >> but many feel that the president betrayed them. >> sorry to say -- >> the president is only trying to save his image. he had several possibilities to stop this law. as a president, he can reject the result of the vote. but he didn't do it. >> many indonesians are shocked and angry over what they see as a serious setback for democracy. they will sign an appeal with the constitutional court. and on the street, people were also defiant. >> this is the end of our reform process. >> in the end of the president, we couldn't vote for our local leaders, and then all of the
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positions were divided against the elite. and that's not good. >> the former presidential candidate celebrated his legislative victory with his coalition partners. they promised to fight against the new government, which is scheduled to be inaugurated on october 20. aljazeera. >> four children have been stabbed to death in southern china. police say that the suspect is a middle-aged man. why he attacked is unknown. this is the country's second stabbing in a school in just a few months. a week-long news blackout in china, and reports are assurancing about more violence in the guangxi region. it has led to government unrest. on sunday, a series of explosions killed reuters. and the police are and two
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civilians guide. they remove accusing them of having links to groups such as isil. >> the city of kashgar, so far west, baghdad is closer than beijing. islam has always had a strong following here, which is why china's atheist government is so concerned. these men are clean shaven. they remain. under new regulations, only males under 45 are allowed to grow a beard, considered by some a symbol of religious piety. economic necessity means that many have no choice but to comply with the regulations. >> we can't get a job if we have a beard. it's just easier not to have one. >> reporter: the police are also targeting women.
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now banned from covering their heads and faces. the rule many choose to ignore. culturally and ethically and geographically, this is central asia, but the western edge of china's frontier is also the setting for release extremism. but human rights groups say that it's intrusive rules for muslims. for people like him, he makes knives for a living, but the problem is nobody is buying. >> they are not allowed to carry knives on the streets, and we were not allowed to sell knives longer than 20 centimeters. >> been criticism of the rules, because some say that they could help to radicalize moderate muslims. such fears are not knew, but the enforcement is intensifying. and at the airport, evidence that drone technology is now part of the growing surveillance arsenal.
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china admits that it's confronting what it calls a serious terrorism problem. this year, more than 300 people have been killed in attacks blamed on fighters. the men in this video are ethnics, an amateur attempt to copy that produced by isil. china said that it's groups overseas. one was stabbed to death after speaking out against the groups. this is his replacement, who now has around-the-clock protection. that he are now preparing for celebrations on october 1st. but it's fair to assume that not everyone will be in a mood to party. adrian brown, in western china. >> signing a deal to send refugees to cambodia.
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it happened outside of the embassy before the signing. under the agreement, cambodia will take in an unspecified number of refugees in exchange for $30 million. >> when aljazeera met him in july, he was selling bread on the streets of phnom penh. he said that he was fleeing torture, but life in cambodia was not one that he would recommend to others. >> i don't want to advise anyone to come to cambodia. >> it was three months ago that australia was first rumored to be doing a deal in cambodia to send refugees there, and now that's about to become a reality. all of those who come to australia by sea have been sent to temporary camps in new guinea, and there the refugees,
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to attempt to keep more out, they will not be allowed n where will they go? it's tiny and not equipped to take them. australia has been looking at other countries. cambodia said yes, for $30 million in aid. >> cambodia is an ill equipped place to send refugees, and if you look at the region, australia is the best equipped. it's multicultural. >> in sydney on friday, there was a protest against the move, but it was very small. for most australians, refugees are out of sight and out of piped mind. >> those here are angry at what they see, but they're protesting another element, and that's for those already here. >> the deportation of refugees only applies to shows who arrived after july 2014, tens
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of thousands arrived after that. they said that they too would never be allowed to call australia home. >> these are temporary bases, and they do not provide a way to protection. >> for many that means a life of limbo. they are working, and no refugees have successfully reached australia this year. but that comes as -- >> still ahead, a photographer tells the story of his people. and why they're escaping to europe by the thousands. and revealing whether the report of alleged world cup corruption will be released. details with joe.
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