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richard is the director of the martin prosperity institute. that's our show. i'm ali velshi, thank you for joining us. a massingive show of unity. 4 million people from a multitude of faiths, cultures and nationalities mark against extremism across france. hello again i'm martine dennis, you're watching doha live al jazeera.
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divers retrieve one black boxes that crashed into the java sea last month. it was a demonstration of epic proportions. almost 4 million people across france marching in solidarity. world leaders locked ampletion arms as the french president led them down the streets of paris. jackie roland reports. >> a president and a people. united in their loss. words of comfort for the families who lost loved ones and gestures of support for those who survived. are unconnected before, now
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linked by the violent actions of three men. leaders from more than 40 countries stood shoulder to shoulder with the french president. on this day the president said, paris is the capital of the world. people gathered at place that republic. freedom united unity and fra fraternity. >> showing we all support freedom of speech. >> we are pride to be muslim and we want to fight for unity of all french people. >> somehow it shows that people care. and that liberty remains something and means something to
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us. >> reporter: organizers were expecting a million people. in the end there were even more. it is an extraordinary site. the square is absolutely packed with people and the crowds are spilling out into adjoining streets. paris hasn't seen scenes like this since the city was liberated from nazi occupation, over 50 years ago. bringing together his counterparts from europe and the u.s. attorney general acknowledging that they are transcending a threattranfacing a threat that transcends borders. >> the way we stop the movement of foreign fighters and terror cells and the fight against factors of radicalization, especially on the internet.
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>> in recognition of the jewish victims of the attack acknowledge the president and his intrrnt international counterparts visited the jewish section of the city. watching the short but symbolic route of last by de la nation. threatening odrive a wedge between different communities the loud and clear reply: france is united. jacky roland, paris. >> rory challenge is live, what's the atmosphere like this
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morning? >> martine, people are hurrying to work as they usually do, the traffic is bad as it usually is but this is a country that feels very differently. you only have to look behind me, the posters cans and flags that were left, it is of course all over the national media this morning. i have a couple of newspapers here. this is liberation, which says, we are one people. that's something that is being expressed again and again and again in the french media. but it is also a time for reflection. after the traumas of last week, as this article says, it is now the hour of questions. and that's really what france is going to have to do now. it's going to have to ask itself some rather troubling questions and try to learn lessons from
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the experiences it has been through. >> as jacky said in her report, it is the job of the policy makers to uphold some of their democratic freedoms that are enjoyed in france today. well that's >> reporter: well that's the thing, you can do whatever you want about speak everything equality liberty and unity when there are sections that are completely left out in these ideals, there are marginalized sections of the present society. how can the government crack these cells the groups that it believes are working underneath the radar under the fringes of french society just the sorts of groups that popped up last
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week and struck. so there are various measures that it is talking about. things like protecting jewish sites, protecting synagogues but also working with these communities, these marginalized communities, educational minister will be working with these groups, trying to quench these training grounds these fertile portions of society where radicalization can occur. talking about these sorts of things also saying this is not something that we can wait to do. it has to be done quickly the it has to be done now we shouldn't be talking about this in a few months' time. >> rory challenge in paris thank you very much indeed. >> zenzeina khodr reports from mar
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marse inklles. >> reporter: condemnation of the roant killings in paris behind these slogans there was a mistrust of those. marseilles has a large muslim identity. some want their position clear: "i am charlie i am jew," was on some of their posters. this is a sign of what they feel might be a thing to come. >> this is are for us, we could all be their sons, their brothers. this is why some of us flee and go tofleegoond to and
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go to israel. >> many people here have told us that they are afraid. they said last week's attacks were only the beginning. some of them have said that the enemy lives among them. and the authorities won't be able to win the fight. and this feeling is being capitalized by france's far right which as of late, has gained favor in the past, for its views. especially after the recent violence. >> it is true such events encourage people to join the far right. >> reporter: it is that feeling that muslims are concerned about whether communities can continue to live together. >> translator: there are divisions in marseilles like everywhere else, but nothing is being done to bring communities
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together. >> reporter: last week's attack is questioning whether that label will remain. zeina khodr, al jazeera marseilles. >> two more people have blown themselves up in. mohamed idris reports. >> reporter: now over the last few months we have seen a number of girls increasing number of girls, being used as suicide bombers. now, this is not the first time. yesterday we had another story in nagidri where a suicide bomber as young as ten years blew herself up in a market. late last year we have seen so many girls involved in suicide bombings in the northern city of
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canal. this is a warning development and people are actually at the mosque now because they see boko haram using another device or another tactic. attack military are trs centers. >> most killed when taliban gunmen stormed the school in pa sharepashpeshower.
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>> 1400 schools 1200 schools have not come up to the mark and will not get the no objection steskt. there are also concerns that stepped up security including the walk through gates the metal detectors and the razor wires will add to the costs adding burden to the parents and students who are studying at those institutions. also has to take adequate measures to ensure the safety of the children. >> now indonesia search and rescue teams say thez they have recorded the flight data recorder from the airasia
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flight. al jazeera's step vaessen is following story. from jakarta. >> finally two weeks of a very difficult recovery process divers have now found the flight data recorder under the wing of the airasia wreckage. people hope in a few weeks or few months more will be clear about exactly what happened during that fatal flight. we only know that the pilot in the last minute asked to increase altitude and then all contact was lost and it crashed into the sea. both these pieces of equipment should give us more clearance about the actual cause of the crash during bad weather conditions that fatal sunday morning. >> still to come on the
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newshour how senegal handles. plus: >> five years after the quake in haiti, they're still here with little hope. i'm gabrielle allessandro in port-au-prince that story coming up. coming up. >>today, they will be arrested. [[vo]] ground-breaking & >>they're firing canisters and gas at us! [[vo]] emmy award winning investigative series.
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>> let's look at the top stories here at al jazeera. world leaders led by the french
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president joined the rally in paris. two young females have blown themselves up in nigeria. divers have found one of the black boxes flight data recorder from the lost airasia plane. promises are already being put to the test with lawyers and rights activists protesting outside the supreme court. they want to top the top judge appointed by president rajapaksa, to step down. >> reporter: the first workday
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in colombo. they want the new president to act on his promises. they say former president rajapaksa's appointment of chief justice was totally illegal. >> he will take somebody's side, which means there won't be justice, there won't be independence of the judiciary. it has to be independent and it can only happen if the chief justice and every other judge follow politician of their own party. >> reporter: the previous regime had absolutely no respect for benchmark of democracy. judiciary became the judiciary of the president. >> president sarasena promised
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part of his 100 day plan, to end cronyism of the system. it is apparent that they want action now. south korea's president says she's open to a summit with north korea. park guen hai says that end to north korea's nuclear program should remain part of the discussion. >> president park has already said she would be willing to speak to kim jong-un in a summit. but there would need to be progress from the talks and not just talks for talk sake. the change change seems to have been brought about by the fact that kim jong-un himself made a statement on new year's day that he would be open to a
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summit if the time was right. the beginning of the division on this peninsula therefore it would be a symbolic time to meet. >> translator: i am willing to meet with anyone necessary to solve the pain that has been caused by the division of korea and open up the way for peaceful unification. we cannot talk about peaceful unification without de denuclearization. said north korea had been passive for south korea's requests for talk and north korea had been extremely tight dispiet the fact that both leaders say in principle in theory they are open to a summit there is plenty of territory
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that needs to be covered before that can become a reality. >> fire bombs have been thrown at the home and office of the hong kong media outlet jimmy li, the attacks come weeks after the two months long protest rally camps were removed by police. protesters have been demand demanding the right to choose their leader. iraq's criticism, haider al-abadi says the coalition doesn't provide enough military support to his troops. meanwhile the iraqi army is in a long running battle with i.s.i.l. for control of villages around beji. as mohammad adow reports. >> as the sun pierces through
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orchard around the contested villages the army's target this morning is the village along the highway linking baghdad to beji home to iraq's biggest oil refinery. >> we are making some gains. we are now at the village north of dajalal khan. the army will be victorious over the enemy. >> reporter: as the fighting intensifies some of the troops take cover behind their vehicles. this is not a conventional war and i.s.i.l. forces, these troops say are training their energy. in the distance, smoke rises from an i.s.i.l. hideout on one of the farms targeted by an earnlarmyhelicopter.
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also supporting the force is this group. >> by the blessings of hussein we will kill them one by one as they call out oh imam hussein we cherish you. >> reporter: they have to move carefully because improvised explosive devices are almost everywhere. some of the house he have been destroyed by explosives and booby traps. this place is deserted. its 200,000 residents fled long before. the army has a big job at hand. it knows i.s.i.l.'s tactics too well and cannot afford to relax. i.s.i.l. is increasingly using car and suicide bombings against
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those in the peshmerga army. dozens have been killed in such attacks in just the last few days alone. mohammad adow, al jazeera, iraq. al jazeera is continuing to demand the release of its three journalists imprisoned in egypt for over a year. an appeals court in cairo has ordered a retrial that could begin within a month. s. five years after the massive earthquake in ahaiti that killed more than 200,000 people, many are still struggling to recover. whilst there has been some success. housing is the biggest challenges. gabriel allesandro reports.
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>> reporter: they escaped with their lives but not all of their limbs. gilbert and hundreds of haitians live in this camp that have no proper electricity no showers. >> our life has become miserable here. we haven't benefited public buses don't stop for us because they know we can't afford to pay. >> reporter: gil better and others have heard promise he of adequate housing for a long time. five years they are still waiting. the conditions are not getting any better, in fact they are deteriorating. even children have to fetch water outside the camp, using any means possible to get it
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home. according to u.n. statistics, today there are 79,000 people still living in tents and temporary shelters in haiti, as a result of the earthquake. but that's down from 1.5 million right after the tragedy. >> the key success is the fact that we've been able to reduce this displacement chapter. that is part now of meat's history. >> reporter: but there are more than 100,000 more people who don't show up in official statistics acknowledge occupying makeshift homes and slums like this one. many received a year of humanitarian aid to rent an apartment and get out of tent cities but that aid has since run out. >> translator: instead of taking the opportunity to solve the housing problem the aid organizations chose to pay short term rent and after one year the people couldn't afford to pay the rent on their own because they had no job so they end up in the slums.
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>> reporter: back in the camp the most vulnerable are still waiting for aproper place to live and hoping they're not forgotten but feeling like they already have been. gabriel allessandro, al jazeera port-au-prince. heavily pregnant woman who needed emergency care and a child were among those rescued after a mayday signal was sent from a ship off the coast of italy. senegal is providing an immunization program. getting the vaccines to remote areas is a real challenge. >> reporter: visits from nurse ibrahim and his team are a special occasion. their arrival always attracts a
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crowd. no one here has ever been vaccinated. >> it's great approximately all the kids of the village are getting it. >> but getting it to those who need it the most is difficult. in this environment the vaccines last only a few days, damaged because of lack of proper storage. >> translator: there's no electricity here to power a fridge. no one paid attention to this problem before. giving us vaccines is not enough. it is crucial we devise a way to transport them, otherwise our work is useless. >> many children die of diseases such as polio or yellow fever.
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1.5 million died last year because they weren't vaccinated. the eurnts says that united nations says that is unacceptable. on the outside these look like regular coolers but take a closer look. these are manufactured specifically to withstand the subsaharan environment. this is powered by rechargeable batteries that can last for months. researchers are also looking on a solar powered version. but some district health workers argue that these latest designs are impractical. coolers need to be light and sturdy enough to withstand impacts. ibrahim and his team are on the
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move again. nicholas hawk, al jazeera senegal. >> find out more about the day's news on the al jazeera website that's that's fletcher, and you are in the stream. drowning in debt predatory lenders are on the prowl for u.s. military members and veterans. what is being done to put an end to their schemes? plus, why do developers for the hit video game call of duty consult with the pentagon? and later, gaming for good, how veterans are turning away from medicine and turning toward their computer screens to help with pain.