>> we're in south africa surrounded by what could be the largest collection of motorcycle parts in the southern hemisphere. we'll take you inside the bike hospital. >> she is the most wanted woman in europe, possibly the woman who shot dead a parissen police police officer. hayat boumeddiene is believed to be armed and dangerous. she is the 26-year-old partner of amedi coulibaly who attacked a supermarket in paris. along with cherif kouachi who attacked the charlie hebdo magazine. >> reporter: this is the woman security forces in france saw frantically trying to find.
hayat boumeddiene she's 26 and the girlfriend of amedi coulibaly, who took shoppers hostage at a supermarket on friday. the siege ended when security forces stormed the building. he was killed along with four hostages. french prosecutors have made a link between the couple and cherif kouachi and said kouachi who have been linged to the charlie hebdo attack. >> cherif kouachi's spouse called more than 500 times. hayat boumeddiene this shows a strong and permanent link 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 his ministers. >> in the current environment we're facing risks. it is therefore important that the plan that has increased security in the paris region is also applied to the rest of the country, and should be strengthened in the next few weeks. >> françois hollande has said that france is still under threat. this is a country on edge and still in shock asking questions of how this could have happened. >> now one of the suspects in the charlie hebdo attacks said he was trained by al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula. this is the kouachi brother with
the darker beard second to the right as you look at it. the group said that it has directed those attacks in paris. >> reporter: this attack takes place in paris but it appears it could have originated thousands of miles away. al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula in a statement that it directed the attack. a few hours after that statement the aqap, considered by the u.s. as the most active branches of al-qaeda in the world claim the battle in france. >> if you reject and choose war you'll never enjoy peace and security. >> reporter: but the clearest indication came from one of the
kouachi brothers speaking to the french media outlet. >> we are the defenders of the prophet. we were sent by al-qaeda in yemen. i went to yemen and they financed me. >> reporter: he's referring to this man u.s.-born yemeni clearic who was killedly killed by an attack in 2011. he was described as the main influencer recruiter and propagandist in the group. aqap claims it was behind a number of attacks. in november 2009 a muslim-u.s. army officer shot and killed 13 of his colleagues in fort hood, texas. he had contact with the group. earlier, a nigerian failed to detonate his explosives hidden
in his underwear. he was bound for detroit on christmas day. some experts suggest that the group is capable of carrying out attacks on the global scale. >> the blessings of al-qaeda in yemen to attack is behind it. the other evidence is there cherif kouachi was in yemen and he was influenced by the group's ideas. the cooperation between the government and america u.s. drone attacks helped the group gain more popularity and support within the tribes, and in the last three years it has been the most active. >> reporter: al-qaeda factions in yemen are also increasing. the group seems to be involved on multiple battle fronts. it attack houthi fighters in recent weeks. houthi fighters now control nine
provinces. they say they want to stop the spread of al-qaeda and corruption. critics say that houthies are using al-qaeda as a pretext to seize power but al-qaeda in yemen remains dangerous and lethal. >> they've always called forever attacks against the west. they said that they managed to set the pace for a young battle from within their borders. yemen could be excused because the country steps away from being a failed state. al jazeera. >> let's bring in the president of the french strategic analysis institute, joining us now from paris. why did france not know about the kouachi brothers links to extremist groups if other countries did?
>> well, it is clear that there has been a problem of transmission of intelligence data. it was an information--there was information coming from the american secret services in yemen telling about the presence of one of the aggressors in yemen at that time. probably very close during the period where one of the major leaders of the group has been killed and the data were not transmitted properly. that's a matter of internal
bureaucracy, that's a matter of refreshing the data. >> what i'm trying to get at is whether you have to be--whether you have to be clever to slip through the net to not be spotted or do you have to be dealing with an inept bureaucracy. >> it's not really--i'm not here to defend the bureaucracy of security services, i'm just saying that it's their duty to refresh almost every week and possibly at least every year their data. the data about yemen were issued september 2011 that means more than three years ago and that means that what the issue was
almost lost in a vacuum. that means three and a half years later those individuals showed up for a mass murder operation and it was very, very difficult to immediately the french in the fresh information for the french to be able to anticipate that kind of activity. >> your institute studies as many conflicts that have come across your desk around the world. why do you believe this has come to your country? >> well, it's clear that france has always been at the forefront for many reasons. the first one is that we have a
huge muslim community, which is very well integrateed in our society. but we have a problem with several people with a minority. we have a problem with the increased radicalism. we have a problem with dealing with a number of problems of integration including the issue of the veil. is it legal to wear it in the schools? no. on the street? yes. but it's confusing for many people. not only in france, but also in the muslim world.
we are a target--yes? >> the partner of the editor of charlie hebdo she has been a former government membershipster, she said war today is not a war that is declared. i'm not convinced that the measures and legislation available to us today are enough. is that a fair point? and if it is, what could be done about it? >> yes that's quite an interesting statement. i mean that we've got also to face reality the reality is that there are problems inside our society. we need to cope with those problems. and they are also problems outside the french territory. that means that france is in the
forefront in the struggle against terrorism terrorism in mali terrorism in other areas. france is participating in the fight against daesh in iraq and syria through airstrikes, and clearly france is a target. having said that, you have to consider that those drawings made by charlie hebdo against you know, the--not against the prophet of the muslim, but just as the pope, just as jesus christ this has been done five years ago. five years ago. so five years ago charlie hebdo was a target just before iraq
and syria. >> mr. gere, thank you very much indeed. we're going to move from our studio in paris to the streets of the french capitol. lawrence lee out and about for us i know you'll be talking with somebody else, but let me put this to you. we were hearing from our guest here that the muslim community is integrated. i know that's something that a lot of people would find rather contentious statement give us a sense of what you have been hearing from where you are. >> yes i think that was. well i mean, it can't be that true to say that the muslim community is integrated when so many particularly north africans live so far away from the center on the edges. i mean, this is not an opinion. it's relatively widely accepted by many people. and, indeed, the french prime minister said this morning that
his opinion france was fractured. that was the word that he used. of course, throughout this weekend millions of french people i mean millions of french people are taking to the streets in support of the core founding principles of france. openness and democracy, charlie hebdo and all those things. there will be several heads of state from europe here tomorrow lending their support to france as well. the question really is where all the security, where does france go from here? i'm joined by a well-known political scientist and writer here in paris. do you think france is fractured? do you think multi culturism is failing in france. >> we're supposed not to have different communities. of course, we have religious communities, but the state does not recognize officially some links with any kind of church or any kind of reasonable. >> do you think that's right? >> of course, there is dialogue
but there is no commitment, so fractured, i don't know. but broken, for sure. >> some people like our previous guests say muslims in france are integrated. many other people would say, in fact the opposite is true. what can france do to turn the terrible events to their advantage. >> they're supposed to be integrated. the point is there they are not always like you just said, a lot of them live outside of the city. it's very hard for them to look for jobs, and we can't really know even about that because we don't have statistics. we do not recognizes the communities. so even the impact of cannot be
measured properly. but it's also true that well-integrated muslims, they are engineers working in good companies. it's a true part of france as well. >> on the economic level what would you say on a social level france says, look, we reserve the right to be open and the press should be able to say whatever it wants about islam but has banned women from wearing the veil, do you see a double standard and hypocrisy from france? >> not really, it's a problem for everyone for anyone to wear any kind of religious sign. it's not against islam. it's a part of islam which vindicates the right to wear a full veil, but it's just not
possible even for security reasons. it's not allowed. otherwise, you can wear the veil and on the street if you like. >> just a final question, if you were in the french government now and advising them, what would you say to them as the one single thing they should say to the north african muslim community as to why they should not listen to groups like al-qaeda. what could they say right now. >> the very french idea of communication is not to speak to the muslim community but to speak to the nation let's be one united all together. let's not divide themselves. when the policeman shot by the commando was actually from northern africa, and he was a muslim. some say he was the true muslim in the story. he was defending his citizens, to protect life. >> a member of our team covering
events over the last few days in the french capitol. >> now still to come on this al jazeera news hour those escaping the violence in iraq's northwest are now suffering in the harsh winter conditions. and we will talk to a sri lanka politician about the road map ahead. we have sport and china's goalkeeper has a birthday to remember at the asia cup. >> before all that, at least six people have been killed in an explosion in nigeria. it was in a busy market in the northeastern city where 20 people we understand, have been hurt. let's go to the abuja
admittedly a long way from where this happened, but you've been hearing the details and what have people been telling you. 19 people are dead and many others injured. this is not the first time that boko haram has used suicide-bombers. and basically although boko haram did not claim responsibility it all points to boko haram there are a lot of people members of boko who
fled. there was boko haram and fighters. >> let me ask you this again. it's not a very good phone line, but did i hear you correctly say that it's thought by the security forces that one of the bombers was a ten-year-old girl? >> yes that's what they said, a young girl, ten years old or below. this is not the first time that boko haram has used little girls to detonate devices across nigeria. >> shocking. reporting from the nigerian camp there. very langa'ssri lanka's new
president said he'll root out corruption create constitution reform and form mend foreign relations. >> reporter: you really get a sense here that people are pinching themselves taking the news in after so many years of value. it's almost inconceivable that you would see a headline like this. this was the headline four days ago. a picture with his hands open wide possibly in a sign of what he believes has been his victory in a headline that refers to allegations he was making at the time that sirise na and his
dutyies duties. >> amongst the many things that he has promised to do, tomorrow he should meet with paul parliament and representatives. then we'll work on abolishing the 18th amendment, which reinforced the power of the president. i personally think that what is very important is to make changes and standing orders of parliament to give more power to non-executive members of parliament to chair committees, and i hope that all political parties will participate in that. we've also got things like the freedom of information act strengthening the government audit. i think a lot of these are really quite easy hope that the mps on the government side will support the reforms that i think they themselves from the last year have realized we need very badly. >> what about the united
nations' call for inquiry into the civil war? sri lanka says it's own inquiry is enough here. do you think its incumbent for the new president to cooperate with the national inquiry? i think one of the problems we have before is that the united nations will ask us to proceed with the lessons learned and reconciliation of the commission butted a to say that they didn't do it. they decided to the domestic inquiry and included some distinguished international lawyers on that, but i think it was too little too late. >> the thing is there are a lot of people--a lot of people outside of the country of
sri lanka--a lot of people have suggested that is impossible, and to negate any accusations of favoritism and lack of impartiality--to say that it would be fair and open, you need to go to the international community. >> that's complete nonsense. you know that the international community is not always the most fair and just in the world. there are a lot of double standards. you know perfectly well accusations of basically abuses, the countries who have done the most in the last few years have their own inquiries. i think sri lanka is perfectly capable of having its own inquiry and our judges are very well capable of being fair, but the problem is that it has not
published the commission report, which would show that we're perfectly capable of doing our own thing but i think it's quite monstrous to say just because one particular regime did not conduct a transparent credible inquiry or did not publish the results of the inquiries that in some instances were credible means that they should be debarred. we have provenned that we're a democracy and sri lanka are strong leaders in the rule of law, and it is very important that the present government go ahead with its own domestic inquiry. >> thank you and thank you for speaking far more clearly than i'm i'm capable of doing. still to come this news hour we look at migrants who begin their difficult journey to
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the united nations says that libya's rival political factions now said that they will sit down to a new round of talks in geneva next week. there have been gun battles across the country for months. on friday six people were killed and another 20 were hurt in the eastern city of bengahzi. >> finally the talks between the rival groups in libya could end it. months of fighting from one end of the country to the other. the u.n.'s libya envoy flew into tobruk to get all of the parties to meet in geneva. first former general haftar commands a force loyal to the internationally recognized government in tobruk. >> we have to decide meet to
achieve peace. >> these men based in tripoli they set up another government, libya's supreme court recognizes tripoli as the legitimate one. the situation is complicated. there are now two parliaments backed by their own militias, but at last they've agreed to meet. >> we've discussed the dialogue process. >> reporter: the u.n. said that the aim of the meet something to form an unity government, adopt a permanent constitution, and stop the fighting. that could be the greatest challenge. gangs of heavily armed fighters battling for control of territory, weapons money and oil fields. tripcally's international airport is closed, and on tuesday the last foreign airline operating in libya has stopped.
things have gotten so bad they no that know that not much time is left. >> isil fighters have struck kobane. well, a number of syrian soldiers have reportedly been killed in an explosion. if is said to have taken place at a refugee camp near damascus, an area home to more than 100,000 palestinians who have been living in syria for decades. well in iraq 23 kurdish peshmerga forces were killed in attacks by isil. they were the targets of two car bombs southeast of nineveh. it's an area of the sinjar mountains where a group of fighters have been there for
months. now a launched offensive against isil fighters in the country's second biggest city of mosul, one that isil took over at the start of its campaign. we have reports from gwar. >> reporter: today's activity on the kurdistan region, the defense minister are visiting peshmerga positions. they've been making modest gains against isil in recent months. this visit however 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 will begin soon. both inside and outside of the city will help each other to rise up against the forers and their helpers. we'll clear our land of this evil isil scourge. >> reporter: the fight for mosul will be a long and tedious one. these men are seeking help from
every corner in iraq. the vice president and minister of defense are keen to get the kurdish peshmerga support in the campaign against isil fighters. in return they're promising more military support. but the need of even more urgent support militiamen from mosul have been gathered in this camp out to in this city for months to train to fight isil. made up of volunteers and former policemen they say they have not been paid salaries for seven months. just a few rivals is, they have long complained that the shia-led government in baghdad does not trust them enough and is not supporting them. the defense minister says there is change in baghdad. >> the government has adopted a nonpartisan national support. they're committed to supporting
all groups equally. we hope that this positive altitude will continue and be widened. >> reporter: promising words but clearly not enough for some. the governor of mosul and a brother of the vice president. >> we have promises more than action but still we hope that we will get the help. we need to keep the good relation with the sense of temperament. >> reporter: peshmerga say they're spread thin on the ground however they're 90 kilometers from erbil. the fear of a strong isil command base close to the regional capitol could drive more peshmerga fighters in the battle to retake mosul. al jazeera gwer in northern iraq. >> now those in iraq who have
been forced to escape the violence as a result of violent activities are now facing a terrible winter. >> if it looks bleak that's because it is. in this mistake history tent city hundreds of families are trying to stay warm. the winter has started to bite. just look at this. we only have the small stove. please let the world see this. >> at night the temperature drops to zero degrees celsius. they came to the camp after three of 12 children were killed by isil fighters. he brought what was left of his family here. >> it can't get worse than this. we're suffering from the cold. everybody got money from the government except for us. >> around 19,000 people are living in the camp. most of them have come from the
sinjar region, which has seen some of the heaviest fighting between peshmerga forces and isil. but the flimsy tents are not enough to insulate them from the bitter cold. >> we wait for one hour for the heater to warm up, then my family and i sit around the heater. >> and the cold weather is already taking a coal. his children are starting to fall ill but he said that the health center in the camp is not equipped to deal with them, and the closest hospital is too far away. in a desperate search for safety away from isil fighters these families are now faced with other problems. and there are still months of winter weather ahead for them to endure. al jazeera. >> the european union is saying it wants turkey's government to give an explanation for the rising number of ships leaving it's potter carrying migrants bound for europe. the last few weeks alone thousands of people have been rescued from drifting vessels
left stranded in the mediterranean sea. we report from the city where many migrants begin their perilous journey. >> the winter storm lashing southern turkey is a reminder of the multi million dollars people smuggling business. anchored somewhere migrants are promised a ship waiting to take them to a new life in europe. >> i decided to go to europe because there is no chance of living a dignified life in other countries. arab countries have closed their doors in our faces. i tried to go to algeria lebanon, the gulf countries but i could not get visa from any of them. only europe welcomes us. >> but the trip costs money. this insurance company in the turkish city of mersin, they must pay a cash fee per
passenger. the waiting room is full of waiting although realistic customers. >> the fee includes accommodations migrants are promised weekly sailings. there are at least 500 people in this hotel we're told, and it's not the only place. families come and go, people wait. bad weather is delaying this week's sailing. everyone is eagle for get moving. >> the smugglers are very open about their operation. there is even a facebook page called "europe travels." it has a picture of a container-type vessel on it. it says that they sale from mersin to italy on an 82-meter vessel.
this one says that they're sailing on thursday. the weather seems fine and all the passengers on board will be provided with food, water and sleeping mattresses, and there is a phone number to call for inquiryies. >> we use fishing boats to take you out to the big ship. that takes 45 minutes. on the big ship you'll head directly to italy. the journey is easy. there is everything you need on board. it takes about five days to get to italy because it sails slowly slowly. >> the smugglers use different harbors to stay one step ahead of the turkish police. when the passengers finally begin their perilous trip to europe the smuggers smugglers promise once in italy the migrants can go to any country they want. >> there have been thousands of people out and about in yemen's capitol demanding that shia houthi rebels leave the city.
they said they wanted its president to step down. chanting slogans accusing the president of mishandling the security situation in yemen. indonesian divers have lifted part of the tail from the crashed airasia plane out of the java sea. investigators are still looking for the section that includes the cockpit flight data recorders. the airasia plane crashed killing all 162 on board. the united states justice department is considering bringing criminal charge against the former head of the cia. lawyers for general david petraeus so far is refuseing to comment. investigators are looking into whether petraeus shared classified material with his biographyer broad well and admitted to having an affair
>> walking through what is left of her village sodden bricks and collapsed walls. this woman and hundreds of others have lost their homes and livelihood to flooding. >> that is my homestead over there. i had a motorcycle, a grinding mill and livestock i lost all of them. >> reporter: some have described the floods as the worst to hit the country in years. the red cross said that at least 11 people have died. some were swept away by swollen rivers. the sun is shining now but earlier this week heavy rain has hit the northern parts of the country. >> on the second, third and fourth we did have a deep low pressure sitting over the northeastern corner, and that brought in huge amounts of rain. >> those able to reach this aid center have been given tents for temporary housing but the red cross said that it needs more funding to help the thousands of
others affected. many have no choice but to pack up and leave their villages. they're moving to stay with relatives on higher grounds. >> sana here with sport now. >> the top two teams in the english premier league are both in action right now. chelsea and manchester city, chelsea are ahead and face newcastle they lead, 1-0. earlier liverpool beat sunderland 1-0. in stage two of the asian cup. south korea has won the first match of. oman would level and now south
korea are on level with host australia. north korea lost 1-0 to uzbekistan. north korea also could have earned a point with the last attack of the game, but the header was saved by the goalkeeper. over in brisbane china beat saudi arabia 1-0. they could have given the saudis the lead, but the penalty was saved by the keeper on the 26th birthday. they broke the deadlock in the 81st minute. it was enough to give them three points to take control with uzbekistan. and after the match the egyptian league has passed without incident. it's the first time since the deadly violence of the team's 2012 game. this fixture was played behind
closed doors in the dead sea resort. this game finished in a 1-1 draw. spanish league leaders real madrid is currently beating currently winning. there are rumors than mesi wants their coach sacked. messi was dropped from barca's last week's game. but he has no interest in leaving the club. >> my interest has been to reduce this tension around the club in a way that, well, saying we're going to do new elections at the end of the season, and now during the season, we'll
concentrate all of our effort in sport. >> the champion has withdrawn due to an shoulder injury, the world number two needed 50 minutes to win his time. federer will go into sunday's final. stage seven of the dakkar rally has begun in sheila chile. andrew simmons reports. >> reporter: it's where the desert meets the sea the competitors, a refreshing sight after days of exhaustive rallying and it's the first
time that the motorcycles cars will go through the port city. they're preparing a welcome on the governor of the region is busy promoting his capitol as a new sports tourism destination he even looks the part with his expensive leisure motorcycle. his message everywhere he goes is that big money is in store for the local economy if all goes well. >> it brings up many tourists from peru, bolivia argentina paraguay. >> not everyone living in the city is happy about the rally coming around. there is a mood of indifference. dozens of people are still in
emergency housing until these homes are demolished and replaced. this woman wants to know where any extra cash raised by the rally will go. >> i don't know who if we'll see it or not. that depends on how honest they are. >> there is also a protest campaign being run by archeologists. they say that the paths cut through the desert and are damaging ancient signs etched into the sand years ago. [music] but most people are not reacting to the objections. organizers say they're doing their up most to minimize any damage. and the show will go on regardless. andrew simmons. al jazeera. >> australia'saustralia is the
home of surfing but it's a sport that is new there. it was only a century ago when the aussies were taught how to catch a wave. >> today it it is one of the most popular beaches in sydney. a century ago it was the scene of a historic event. fresh water breach is known as australia's home of surfing. the statute statue that stands above it explains why. an olympic goldwyning swimmer. but the hawaiian also curved. when he came to australia in 1915 to swim, he brought his board. noncodo what duke could. he gave a massive boost to surfing in australia, a couldn't that took to the sport like no other. >> from what he did, we were only a very small nation at that
point in time. hawaiians had been surfing for many years. the fact that he brought something to australia that was very special. but the competitive edge of australians then took it to the next level. >> today one in ten australians are thought to surf at least once a year, a higher proportion than any other country. australia makes up a sizable chunk of the worldwide industry. >> today an industry of $10 billion. people buy surfboards and self-indulgent cameras strapped to their heads. >> duke made his own boards. a replica was written. along with kangaroos and barbecues, surfing has become mart of australia's culture identity but it was a hawaiian
who gave australia it's first enthusiasm for catching waves. >> that's sport for me. >> thank you very much, sana. if you own a motorcycle in south africa you might as well turn off now because the chances are you are heard about the bike hospital. it's reputation for taking on difficult cases is getting recognition elsewhere too. natasha shah went went down to see what they're doing in that part of johannesburg. >> forming an eye catching mass of metal two stories high. inside the bike hospital, parts are dangling from above and file storage containers. >> we have the largest collection in the southern hemisphere. if we can't help you you're not going to find it. >> horder of motorcycle parts.
he has parts going back as 1970. people come here for a huge selection of parts. they come because they can get them cheaper and quicker if the dealership does not have the part in stock. the bike hospital customers are as diverse as its parts. police officers, delivery men and a member of a black woman's biker club to name a few. >> i'm looking for something that is not stocked any more. it's over 30 years old. >> although calls come in from abroad coetze says that he has little interest for a global company over the internet. >> the bike hospital earns almost $1 million a year according to coetze, but most of that goes to salaries for 20 employees and the constant compulsion to buy spare parts.
coetze says that he has a lifetime of parkser parts but not all employees enjoy the bike. >> no, it's not for me. >> reporter: cetze's goal is to make sure that no one leaves the bike store without their two wheels restoreed. >> a rocket launch has failed. the privately owned space company space x september the cargo ship into or bet but it could not get the launching rocket to land in the atlantic ocean. instead, it collided and broke apart. from our news hour team, thanks for watching.
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