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>> it's 1400 hours gmt and this is al jazeera. an explosion in the market killed 20 people and many more. we'll have more on that in a moment, as well as this. the new picture emerging from emerging from the fight between french police that killed two people. the battle in bengahzi continues. >> i'm in south africa, where i'm surrounded by what could be the largest selection of motorcycle parts in the southern
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hemisphere. we'll take you inside the bike hospital. >> to nigeria as he mentioned 12 people killed in a blast there. this is in a market in borne knowborno state. >> well, basically according to police sources a detonateing device exposed killing 12 people in that incident. this is coming at a time when we have attacks on borno state. >> can you talk a little bit about borno state what goes on
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there, the unrest. put this in context given that we don't know too much more at this point. >> we've seen boko haram attacks. we've seen them burn out an entire village. resident who escaped talk about 2,000 people dead. of several villages. now, the security forces have been at several villages. the reports that some boko haram members have moved in to a degree. there are reports that among
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them they will probably try to detonate buses who come to different positions. >> parisfrench authorities will increase security across the country after 12 people were shot dead at the headquarters of a satirical magazine. >> this is a woman that the police are trying to find. hayat boumeddien. the seen ended when security forces stormed the building. french prosecutors have made a
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link between the couple and cherif kouachi. all four were known to security services. >> it appears from the investigation, especially following the phone tappings that cherif kouachi's spouse had called 500 times. this shows strong and permanent links between the two couples. >> france is a country in mourning. 17 innocent people killed in three days of bloodshed. the country is on the highest possible security alert. a day after two sieges were brought to a bloody end thousands of police are on the streets. the french prime minister has admitted that the attacks have shown that there were clear flaws in intelligence. on saturday the president held an emergency meeting of ministers.
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>> in the current environment we're facing risks. it is important that the plan is for the rest of the country and should be strengthened in the next few weeks. >> fran├žois hollande, france's president, says that this is a country who still request how this could happen. >> there is a whole process going on at the moment of people who work through all of this. >> yes let's have a look. >> yes please. >> let me move sideways. you're right the crowd has grown over the course of the day. and people are saying that after all the trauma since wednesday today is a bit more reflective,
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certainly paris is a much calmer place and the statue there in this main square has become something of a shrine for the dead. there are lots of messages sayinging, pictures, and references to charlie hebdo. you can see this reflected all across the country all these demonstrations and rallies that are happening this afternoon and tomorrow. pictures that will be seen by a millions of people by tomorrow. by tomorrow there will be millions of people who will come to the streets in solidarity with charlie hebdo magazine. outside of that, the other thing that has become a quit clearer is the way that french security services are trying to bring a
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virtue out of intelligence failure because they didn't know about these two brothers. what is going to happen as well on sunday as the big rally here is that the interior ministry is going to invite counterparts, similar figures in a variety of countries, and the americans eric holder, is coming over as well as from washington, and they're going to have a big meeting with which they're describing the global fight against terrorism. the reason why it's important is that we now know that the two brothers are on watch lists in the united states and u.k. they wouldn't have to travel there, but some how that information would get back to the french. if the french are going to get something on the security level it will look like the enter exchange of information to understand more about the movements of people like this. >> right, so all these people will come on the streets. security gets increased as well because maybe you could
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elaborate on this for us a little bit more. the threat is still very real. a direct threat like al-qaeda and the peninsula. >> well, yes and as they were saying in the report, specific threats are from the girlfriend hayat of the man who killed the hostages at the jewish supermarket it's. it may be, do you remember on thursday there was a policewoman shot they do need to speak to her there are bigger issues on
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this. >> thank you. live for us at this hour. the united nations say that libya will agree to talks next week. there has been fighting for months. >> reporter: finally there are hope that talks between rival groups in libya will end it. the u.n.'s libyaen envoy flew in to tribruk this week. first, he met with general haft haftr. >> we have to stand beside this man. in order to achieve peace in our land and stop the bloodshed of our brothers, but which brothers
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brothers. >> the rivals of these men they've set up another government. they recognize tripoli as the legitimate one. there are two parliaments but at last they agree to meet. >> the u.n. said that the aim of the meeting is to form an unity government adopt a permanent constitution, and stop the fighting. that could be the biggest challenge. gangs of heavily armed fighters are battling for control of territory, weapons money and oil fields. tripoli's international airport is closed, and on tuesday the last foreign airline operating in the country suspended flight. libya has become a dangerous unpredictable place staggering from crisis to crisis. the u.n. wants to avoid a civil war, but things have gotten so
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bad that they know that there is not much time left. nicole johnston,age. >> in iraq 23 kurdish peshmerga forces have been killed during fighting with isil. they were targeted in two car bomb attacks southwest near the sinjar mountains. 12 fight precious injured. meanwhile, the iraqi government is preparing an offensive against isil fighters. we have more on that from the found of town of-- >> the peshmerga have been making modest gains against isil over several months but this has less to do with their victories and more with a plan to retake mosul, iraq's second biggest city. >> the fight to liberate mosul
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will help each other to rise up against the foreigners and their helpers. we'll clear our land of this evil isil scourge. >> the fight for mosul will be a long and tedious one. these men are seeking help from every corner in iraq. they're keen to get the peshmerga forces in the campaign to retake mosul from isil fighters. that is promising the peshmerga more military support. but in need of more urgent support are sunni militiamen were mosul. they've been gathered outside of this city for months to train to fight isil. made up of volunteers and former policemen, they have been on base for seven months. sunni leaders have long complained that the shia-led government in baghdad does not
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trust them enough, and is not supporting them. >> the government has adopted a nonpartisan national support. we hope this positive attitude would continue and be widened. >> we have promises more than action but still we hope that we'll get the help. we need to keep a good relation with the sense of government. >> they have often insisted they play a role in the battle for mosul. they say they're spread thin on the ground, however mosul is
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just 90 kilometers away away from erbil. it could drive more peshmerga fighters. >> in news ahead livelihoods and homes destroy as zimbabwe is hit by its worst flood in years.
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>> the left level of alert remains high after the police killed two men on friday. six people have been killed in a blast which happened in a market. two suicide-bombers were found among the dead. and new rounds of talk in gentlemen knee are a have a libya is under the control of two rival governments. one in tripoli. the other in tobruk. more on our top story the paris attacks and the involvement of al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. it is described by the most active and dangerous branch of the group. since it's formation five years ago it has attempted to carry out attacks outside of yemen.
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he was involved in an attack that killed 13 people. there was an attack planned on christmas day. although the bomb in the man's underwear failed to detonate. and then in 2010 a cargo plane from yemen. and then a foiled plan by al-qaeda of another airliner. let's ex-hand on this now. >> he was a little bit surprised that we jumped on they jumped on it so quickly to say that they were behind it. >> first of all if i were al-qaeda and in yemen, i would jump immediately and take responsibility. >> right. >> it's a big coup, and it's a
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huge victory for al-qaeda and yemen. it has basically killed hundreds of supporters and followers in the peninsula. it has been targeting american and european targets and it has failed so far. and when you have the younger brother cherif, who says that he represents al-qaeda, what you have is not whether there is a connection. there is a connection in this network in paris and alqaida. the question is did they give direct orders to the two brothers to carry out the attack. this is a very difficult question to answer because we don't have concrete information. >> but what you're say something that the key different is whether these young men got the training or were inspired by al-qaeda or whether it was a
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direct command because if it was the latter that changes what aqap does, it would put western europe on a higher alert. >> you know, several points, and quickly. the first point is that we do have older of course that the older brother said went to yemen and fought in 2011. this is well established. we have information that cherif kouachi said it was financed by al-qaeda. this cannot be confirmed. there are al-qaeda branches. the al-qaeda branch in yemen is one branch. you have isis part of this particular family. they have shifted tactics now. they're relying on lone wolf attackers, supporters will take actions in their own hands. obviously what we've seen in
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paris in the last 72 hours is that this is not a lone wolf attack. this is a limited specific network that carried out a highly successful attack in the heart of paris and regardless of what happened i think you can see various al-qaeda branches celebrating this particular attack in france because you know france is seen as a spearhead of the fight against the various al-qaeda groups in the world. >> michael: just another >> just another question, that's on the recruiting grounds of paris. the north african muslims on the fringes, who don't feel they're part of society, is this as fertile a recruiting ground as it appears? >> absolutely. this is not as speculative of a question that you know, this is
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a fact, if you look at the defense, and i know france very well i go on a weekly basis. i teach there sometimes, it's a highly pulverizeed country. you have militants say that france is imposing secular ideology on the muslim community. and it's a minefield. this provides fertile ground not only for the various al-qaeda branches but you have lone wolf wolf--basically those who you feel infringed from the french state. >> divers have lifted the tail section of the airasia plane out of the sea but they still have
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not located the flight recorder. the search will continue for those vital black boxes. searchers believe now that they detached when the plane hit the sea. the plane went down, killing all 162 on board. instituting constitutional reforms, a goal for india's new sri lanka's new president. many hope that he'll mark a new era in the country. they will look at the president to address issues. we heard from a coordinatedder with the british tamil, and he said nothing has been promised.
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>> the townspeople view is that the change of government will not alone will not address the root cause of the conflict. as many know the tamils are facing on going structural genocide in sri lanka. there needs to be immediate certain things to be addressed to the tamil people's problem. also this conflict has gone on for over 60 years. it has not delivered any peace to the tamil areas. it has not promised to deliver
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to the tamil people. >> it's a major set back for haitian cholera victims families seeking justice. a judge throwing out a class action lawsuit means the chance the united nations ever having to face questions about their role in the cholera outbreak are now further away than ever. growing scientific evidence pointed to peace peace keepers introducing cholera in haiti in in 2010 and sewage is the source of the cholera leaking from a peacekeeping base into the river. when the u.n. refused to admit fault, victims' families suspected a cover up and filed a class action lawsuit.
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many are shocked by the decision and vowed to appeal the ruling. >> this is an issue that needed to be decided on appeal. but at the same time the implications of this decision are incredibly grave. it implies that there is nowhere in the world that one can turn when the u.n. refuses to provide justice. >> as for the u.n. ban ki-moon came to haiti last year and said that the organization had a moral organization to end the cholera outbreak and tried to drum up support for a $2 billion fund for it. >> but the u.n.'s position has remained the same. they continually refuse to take any acceptability for the cholera outbreak. now the judge's decision comes a few days before the five-year anniversary of the earthquake that killed 230,000 people. al jazeera port-au-prince. >> to zimbabwe where thousands of people have been displaced by
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severe flooding. this by erica wood. >> reporter: walking through what is left of her village bricks and collapsed walls this woman and thousands of others have lost their home to flooding. >> that is my home state over there. i owned a motorcycle, a grinding mill. i lost all of them. >> reporter: some have described the floods the worst to hit the countries country in years. 11 people have died. some were swept away by swollen rivers. the sun is shining now but earlier this week early rain inundateed areas in the country. >> on this second, third and fourth we did have did have a leap low pressure sitting over the area, and that brought in huge amounts of rain. >> reporter: those able to reach this aid center have been given tents for temporary housing, but
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the red cross says it needs funding to help those affected. many are packing up to live with relatives on higher ground. >> now if you own a motorbike in south africa you might have heard of the bike hospital. >> reporter: from the highway the engines exhaust pipes form a mass of metal two stories high. motorcycle parts fill storage containers. the co-owner and biker as a hoarder of motorcycle parts. he says he has millions in stock, new and dating as far back as 1970. people come here for the huge selection of parts. they come because they can get them cheaper and quicker if the dealership does not have them in
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stock. the customers are as voiders as its parts. police officers, delivery men and a biker club to name a few. >> although calls for help come in front abroad in from abroad, he claims he does not want to build a global network over the internet. the bike hospital earns almost $1 million a year. but most of that goes to salaries for 20 employees and the constant compulsion to buy more spare parts. he says he gives his team lifetime jobs, but that does not necessarily come with a lifetime love of riding. >> i tried it before, but now i just--no. it's not the ride for me. >> reporter: the biggest
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challenge for the bike hospital is pace. they can't keep pace with the daily purchase of parts. that does not seem to bother co sia. because the goal is no one leaves the bike hospital without their two wheels restored. . >> the men who were suspects in the charlie hebdo murders in paris were known to police often under surveillance, but still free and at large. can democracies do what is need needed to prevent terror attacks like this week's paris killings and not give up freedom itself? this is "inside story."