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place. >> you're watching al jazeera. one of the men accused of organizing the attacks in mumbai was charged with planning and carrying outer the attacks that killed 166 people. >> the president of the united states and cuba will resume
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relations. >> it could take two years for the russian economy to recover from its current economic crisis. >> palestinian president abbas has given his back to go a draft resolution proposed to the united states security council by jordan. it calls for a shared capitol in jerusalem and end to the israel occupation within two years. we are live now in ramallah. no surprise really that mr. abbas backed this proposal, but how likely is it to go to a vote at the u.n. security council? >> >> that's right, david, well in president abbas's statement, his first public address since that blueprint draft resolution was submitted by jordan, we
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understand that there's a bit more negotiating to be done, more tweaking as to this final draft. that is precisely what mr. abbas said, that the current draft in its current form needs more discussion. there will be more negotiations with what he described as his friends and his brothers, as they table what will eventually be the final draft resolution submitted to the u.n. security council. >> we will continue and will remain tope discussions and deliberations in order to make this draft resolution a success until a final resolution is reached laying the foundation for continued negotiations and putting a total end to the israeli occupation of the palestinian territories before 2017.
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>> he outlined the key points of this draft resolution in its current form. he said that it puts a limit to one year for negotiations between the israelis and the palestinians to come up with a negotiated settlement and also sets the end of 2017 for israeli to effectively pull out in a full and phased withdrawal of palestinian territories. it looks at the issue of the right of return for refugees, it also looks at the issue of the aspirations of east jerusalem as the capitol for the palestinian state. still, we've been speaking to people on the streets to gauge their opinion of the resolution in its current form. here's what people told us. >> for more than 25 years, this is a jewelry business.
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these pen dance are shaped by hand into the borders of historic palestinian. most have given up any future state will ever look like this, but many want israel to withdraw from territories it seized in the 1967 war. so does president abbas, asking the u.n. security council to set a time line for the israel government to return to those lines. he is not convinced that will ever happen. >> israel wants palestinian to be in little bits and pieces. i can't make a map of that. i just can't make a pendant small enough for what the israelis want for us. >> the plan by abbas angered the israeli government. prime minister benjamin netanyahu condemned the proposal, which is in part by abbas is seeking the resolution at the u.n. security council to set a time line for the end of the israeli occupation. >> this step won't be worthwhile
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especially with an expected u.s. vote tee. even if a watered down resolution of the version is passed, nothing will be on the ground. >> they believe that the best way to establish their own state is through a binding agreement that is recognized internationally. it's unlikely that this latest resolution will pass the u.n. security council and some say it might even be impossible. al jazeera, in the occupied west bank. >> iraqi kurdish forces have recently launched a major offensive trying to recapture areas taken by isil fighters. one such place was home to thousands from the minority i can't deed tee community. we traveled to the mountains. >> we head to the top of the mountains with the man in charge
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of the yazidi volunteer force. this is their fight, this is their land. he brought weapons and ammunition, but it's far from enough to hold back isil fighters who launch attacks daily in an effort to control the strategic mountain range. to get to his own village, we pass yazidi towns and villages, homes that the volunteer force are determined to take back. >> we feel we need to take revenge because of what thief done to our people. we want to fight them to defeat them. >> this is two kilometers from the isil front line and home to one of the most sacred temples. a truck had driven up to the edge of the village packed with explosives. >> they drove a big truck with other fighters providing covering fire to keep us occupied. we fought well against them and they didn't get into the
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village. i fired an r.p.g. >> he had left the mountain to reach the kurdish president, who promised more weapons and revealed the push on the mountains was eminent. >> i just came back from meeting the president. he he said we would get weapons as soon as possible. we would drive isil out of the whole area. >> we are soon under attack with five more forces falling within 30 meters of his home. the push on isil positions surrounding the mountains cannot come soon enough. we are advised to leave, but with isil surrounding on three sides, we have no choice but to climb the mountain, a five-kilometer uphill hike. >> we're now walking up the mountain, because the fighting was too close. they appear to be aiming at the
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church that we were at. >> the fighters hold their grounds for now. the kurdish forces are pushing on isil to the east and north of the mountains, villages held by isil to take before they can help the yazidi win back their land. >> yemen's new government survived a vote of confidence today. it's a move rewarded as a victory for the president and his allies and restores credibility. some belief in his ability to negotiate with the southern separatists and the houthis. >> the u.n. wants more than $7 billion to help with the terrible humanitarian crisis caused by the conflict in syria. more than 200,000 people have died in the last few years, nearly half of the entire country's population has been
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displaced. turkey has taken 1.7 million of those. we have a report. >> 14 hours a day, six days a week, bashir works at this bakery. from kobane, he earns $10 a day. with this, he must support an extended family of 11 who have escaped from their country's war. 1.4 million syrian refugees live in turkey outside government camps. proud families are trying to make ends meet in a country that opened its doors to them thinking they'd be here only a few months. >> my life in kobane was easier. i was working there, but didn't suffer the injustice and humiliation we have here. now we have no future. >> transformed from a sleepy rural town to a giant holding pen, syrians wait in limbo for the war to end.
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it's a scene repeated in towns all along turkey's border. the population has doubled in the three months since isil began its assault on kobane. there are now 180,000 syrians living here and 80% are children. there aren't enough jobs or schools to sustain them. >> such is the demand for accommodation. the family lives in a converted stable. >> >> kurdish people here are very good and treat us well, but they tend to everything for us. our own home is better where we find happiness and dignity. it makes me bitter to live here as a displaced person. i prefer the winter of kobane to the spring here. >> on the walls are pictures of sons answer brothers killed in the fight for kobane. their parents don't know when they'll be able to go back to visit their sons and see graves. al jazeera, turkey.
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>> european countries are called upon to give an additional $1 billion in aid to syrian refugees. the organizations, the largest humanitarian appeal in history, more than $8 billion in total, for relief work inside syria for the refugees in the neighboring countries, but also for the host communities in lebanon and jordan, iraq and turkey that are faltering now under the immense burden of this tremendous emergency which is there. i hope we get the money and hope this will be a turning moment for syria. no countries are doing enough. actually, there are relatively few donors who give larger sums. there are some of the usual
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suspects on the western side, and there are some gulf countries who give money. what we need is that all of the donor nations come to this hour of need of syria. i've been an aid worker for 30 years. there has not been this kind of an emergency worldwide with more than 12 million people in desperate need of emergency relief, more than 10 million displaced from their home. there hasn't been this kind of an emergency for a generation. i think in many cabinets and parliaments, this is starting to sink in and here in europe, we have to realize that either we provide hope to people in the region or they will come here, desperately try to cross the mediterranean. i hope this is spreading, if we can turn it, we must turn it, because the way it is now, it cannot continue. >> india has successfully launch would its biggest ever rocket,
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including an unmanned capsule which could one day perhaps send astronauts into space. countries planning to send a manned mission to the moon in the next few years, this rocket is designed to carry heavier communication satellites into higher orbit. india joined the u.s., russia and european union in successfully sending probes around mars. india's space project brings huge benefits to the entire country. >> compared to china, india and regional rivals in asia have been trying to dominate space. in almost every aspect, china has been ahead of india, exempt in the race to mars. in the race to mars, india came onboard position and china was left out. now this module which has been launched today, because china
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sent its first astronauts into space in 2003 and india, if it gets the got today, could be willing to put an astronaut in space not earlier than 2021 or 2022, so there is still a long gap and there is no doubt in the space race in asia, china is way ahead except for the mars mission. there are a lot of hungry people in india, there are forehundred million people below the poverty line. there are 600 million indians who don't have access to toilets, but at the same time, india has to walk on two feet. technology tom nights and india doesn't want to be left behind. very soon, you will have people flying in and out of space the same way as hundred years ago, people were apprehensive of airplanes. at that point, india doesn't want to be left behind. for are a country of india's
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size, $2.5 billion is really not a large sum of money. if it wants, it can continue on that and the benefits of immense. >> turning their backs on a half century of u.s.-cuba relations, presidents barack obama and raul castro announce that their two countries are on their way to normal relations. that's inside story. >> hello, i'm ray suarez. one of the final chapters of the


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