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[ gunfire ] the u.n. recognised government in libya and asks the security council to list military exclusions. exclusions. . >> i'm david foster. efforts to implement a full ceasefire in eastern ukraine. talks to discuss the ways forward. looking for more time for eurozone. proposing a bail out package to stay afloat. plus... >> every time we throw something
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here away we contribute to starvation. >> putting food leftovers to good use. the libyan government asked security council to fight militia. during an emergency session they had proposals to stop the descent into chaos. an arms embargoes occurred in the u.n. libya's prime minister appealed for help to rebuild the army there. egypt is looking at libya's request. the council is cautious about arming libya.
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diplomatic editor james bays has the story. >> reporter: the egyptian foreign minister spoke to the united nations spending time on his country initiative at first trying to persuade them on the president's idea that there should be a military intervention in india, led by egypt. he later watered down the plan telling the security council he wanted an embargo in all but one of the governments in libya, in tobruk. wanting support for that government. by that he meant authorisation for egypt's air strikes. it doesn't look like the security council will support any of those ideas. the minister denied the mission had not been a success. >> the success of the security council and the international
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community to address. we believe it is necessary, and are considering that we are the last defense against the more violent activity that has started to reach european shores. so i think success is a matter to be determined by how effective the security council and the international community are to eradicate the terrorist threat. >> the security council heard from the u.n.'s special representative for libya. he said he needed more time for negotiations between the two rival governments. the security council looks to give him that time. one diplomat suggested it was not the moment to send more qatar has brought its ambassador from egypt for consultations. there were reports of a meeting where a delegate accused dakar of supporting terrorism.
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they said they should have been consulted. the g.c.c. has voiced support for qatar's stance. the united states identified 1200 syrian rebels as so-called moderate fighters. all part of a protocol expected to begin next month. turkey saudi arabia and qatar have offered training fierce fighting continues in and around the syrian city of the aleppo. 70 profighters and 80 rebels since tuesday. both sides had areas of control, trying to broker a ceasefire. once a thriving tourist destination, this area is now a battlefield. in the old city they fight.
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>> translation: we are here to prevent the regime moving in the village. this area is important. it is the regime's life line. >> on the outskirts of the city in the south. every weapon is used on both sides. serious fighting on the road leading to the western parts, controlled by the western forces. >> translation: our main duty is to monitor the movements of the forces and thu hoe mobile ice the attacks. the mission is to liberate the area, so we can move towards the industrial compound. >> the fighting is not just on the fronts. it's a deadly battle on 40 fronts and while each of the sides tries to make gains, the u.n. backed cease nir man is
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unlikely. parents of a missing u.s. freelance journalist are expanding efforts to bring him home. austin was abducted in syria more than two years ago. an awareness campaign to secure his release has been launched. >> waking up and realising that it's not an error, it's the hardest part of every day. >> reporter: deborah and mark spoke to austin 2.5 years ago. >> reporter: how prepared are you for the possibility na austin may not come back? >> we didn't speculate. >> no reason to prepare for that. preparing for him to come home. >> reporter: these images of austin they are the last his parents have seen. >> reporter: what leads you to believe he's alive? >> you know credible messages from credible source that is we can never trace, that austin is
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alive. that he's safe. >> people who have no reason to lie to us as far as we can tell. >> reporter: and they give you roof of that? >> no. >> we haven't seen any. >> reporter: it's frustrating. they are launching the free austin campaign asking people post photos of themselves blind folded. what does it signify? >> when journalists are targeted, we are all blindfold the. >> reporter: they are collecting signatures for a petition calling on president obama to do more. >> we want him to engage diplomatically in dialogue with the syrian government because our government said they will do what they can to find austin and bring him safely home. the syrian government told us the same thing. so what do we need. we need a line of communication between the two of them.
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>> reporter: as the tice's wait for news about their son, they colour four or journalists killed phil kessel kayla mueller, and others all beheaded by i.s.i.l. the tyces don't believe i.s.i.l. has austin. if it did they would have made contact. if you could say anything now, what would it be? >> as long as you are holding him, take care of him. >> if you could say anything to austin, what would it be? >> don't give up boy. >> yes, don't give you, we love you, we know how strong you are, and we'll see you soon we hope the leaders of u.k. are russia germany and the ukraine held a 4-way phone conversation to implement a fragile
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ceasefire. it was tonne last week. it was to occur on wednesday. the agreement was reached in mining. there was a withdrawal of heavy weapons, it must commence as soon as possible. >> translation: today i want to offer you a proposal to discuss the question of a mission in the united nations working according to the mandate petro porashenko demanded the release of those taken prisoner including those in debaltseve of the these are pictures from donetsk. where separatists are from the
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pro-government side. it needs more time for the european union to repay its lone. the newly elected government arrived for six months and proposed short-term finance. the ministers will consider the latest proposal on friday. >> fighting appears to be proceeding in the north-east of myanmar. the government is accusing three more. a state of emergency is enforced in the region. government troops are trying to dive out mmda rebels but other groups are fighting the government for autonomy. fighting forced tens of thousands to take refuge over the border. these are some of the latest photos of those fleeing the
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fighting. reminiscent. it's an offensive against the rebel group coming up the largest buyer of israeli military committee. more on the first public visit to india by an israeli defense minister. covering up crime. al jazeera investigates the massive scale of rogue reporting in cambodia.
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>> start with one issue. add guests from all sides of the debate and a host willing to ask the tough questions and you'll get the inside story. >> ray suarez hosts "inside story". next. only on al jazeera america. you're with us on al jazeera, i'm david foster and
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these are the headlines. libya's foreign minister arrived for a weapons embargo to be lifted so it can fight i.s.i.l. and other groups. leaders of ukraine, russia and france held a 4-way phone conversation pushing to implement a fragile ceasefire in eastern ukraine. the ukranian president says it was in line for last week's agreement greece says it needs more time to repay its lone asking for an extra six months. the eurozone ministers will consider the latest request. in mexico students and police have clashed in guerrero. three students were allegedly
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detained. tear gas was fired into the crowd. this was after a series of protests in guerrero. >> now, in argentina, a mass market ends in silence. protesters demanded answers over the mysterious death of a prosecutor who accused the president of a cover up. >> reporter: not even relentless rain could keep tens of thousands of argentines from marking a month since the suspicious death of prosecutor alberto nisman. many of his fellow prosecutors led the march. angry that the gof had refused to honour him. -- government had refused to honour him. the sign says "god may forgive them but not the nation." >> translation: for once argentina wants to know the truth. there's too much political interference in the justice system. he's very suspicious that a
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prosecutor who precisely was investigated was what happened. >> reporter: cristina fernandez de kirchner rid called suggestions that she may have played a part in the prosecutor's death. this is where alberto nisman's office used to be. the investigation in relation to his death has been clumsy. the media has been accused of plotting a coup inflaming political passions and divisions in the country. while it occurs the presidential hopeful indicated to the contrary. alberto nisman's death may not be clarified by them, it's evident that it is a symbol and a martyr.
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taliban fighters in afghanistan launched an attack killing three civilians and a police officer. they targeted police at a market in kandahar. three of the attackers also died. >> the attack is one of a series that appeared to be targetting police forces in afghanistan, as reports emerged of talks between the afghan taliban. there is a discussion to discuss the security situation in afghanistan. security has been stepped up in schools across pakistan after the taliban attack on an army run school in peshawar 162 dying, most children. metal detector guns and communication systems are helping to make schools secure.
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snipers will be seen on rooftops and some teachers are carrying guns to the classroom. >> after the deadly attack the government put in new security measures to neal the institutions -- to help the institutions. they have imparted basic weapon handling and tactics to the teachers for them to meet the first crucial minutes of any attack, and feel that they have some reaction. the government has issued emergency numbers to the institutions to call the authorities in case of an attack. weapons will now be carried by teachers and according to the new guidelines the boundary is to be raised by several meet
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and they have to be topped with racer wire. everyone is vigilant including the teachers and public to report suspicious activity. >> by putting the arrangements we feel that teacher learning environments are more safe and other students feel that they can learn in a conducive way. >> these are occurring in pakistan but the authorities are adamant that they'll make whatever basic security measures are needed to protect the educational institutions. >> thailand's former prime minister has been charged with negligence over a multibillion scheme for farmers. yingluck shinawatra denies corruption using the scheme. the supreme court will decide next month whether she will
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stand forth. she faces a 10 year prison sentence. india is on a buying spree for the army navy and airports. they are hoping to profit. yoshy is the first defence minister to visit. there are warm relation not just about weapons. israel's defence ministers in visit, the first time an israeli deft visited the country, and it has been on a buying spree. india is taking help in places like this. >> in the state of hariana. the farm was not profitable. thanks to expertise and technology. >> we can grow more in a smaller plot of land.
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the income is good. i use water. it's good money. >> a few kilometres away indian crops are grown with the help of technology. israeli expertise are used in projects in 10 dates, with plans to expand more. since establishment in 1992 trade has grown. hundreds of millions. especially in military equipment. >> india is a large customer for military equipment. cooperating in defense projects and counter-terrorism. >> israel's ambassador india said there's only been a few high level visits by israeli officials. the two country's relationship is strong. >> besides having similar values of democracy and pluralism
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israel and india confront challenges like terrorism. analysts say india's relationship with india has been in good standing. previous governments critical of israel done so for political reasons. >> there's talks between political parties, israeli policies that played a part of the government of 10 years. an australian who spent five years in guantanamo bay has succeeded in having conviction over turned. there's support to terrorism in 2007. the military have struck down the conviction. andrew thomas reports from sydney. >> an innocent man after
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14 years, labelled a terrorist and held at guantanamo bay, david hicks has finally cleared his name. >> i was exhausted. it's been a long time. >> reporter: the australian was found innocent. he had been convicted in 2001. he was in afghanistan at a military camp. hicks spend five years at guantanamo bay before in 2007 he did a deal. he pleaded guilty to providing material support to terrorism and agreed never to appeal the conviction. back in australia hicks said he was innocent and only agreed to the deal to get out of guantanamo where he was tortured. they accepts that what hicks was convicted of was not a crime in 2001 and new laws shouldn't be plied. -- be applied.
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>> his conviction vacated, hicks is innocent. >> it's unfortunate that because of politics i was subjected to 5.5 years of physical and psych lockical torture that i will live with. >> hicks wants an apology for the government for complicity in actions. that is not likely to come. >> he was up to no good on his own administration. and, look i'm not in the business of apologising for the actions that australian governments take to protect our country. not now, not ever. >> that is the wrong reaction from the australian prime minister. the australian prime minister should be saying we on behalf of the australian government made an rear. the error was allowing an australian citizen to be taken beyond the law. >> david hicks says he's not seeking compensation but wants australia government to pay the
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treatment for health conditions caused by five years at guantanamo guantanamo journalism in cambodia is going down the path of blackmail. many reporters are unearthing criminal matters and then demanding bribes. we have this story. >> reporter: often in cambodia what doesn't make the news is more important than what does. many journalists search the country for stories, only to demand cash. a team of freelancers in rural cambodia often blackmail. they receive at least $500 in bribes. occasionally he files a story. >> to be honest. we are all the same in this country. there are different ways of
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giving and receiving bribes. sometimes if they are discrete. money in an envelope everyone benefit. >> is there anything wrong with the way you operate? >> we don't bother people not involved in illegalness. it's simple. we only come in when leem break the law. >> it is team faces retaliation from angry loggers. >> sometimes journalists ask for money from food. give them what i can. if they want more i can't afford it. >> reporter: last october journalists was shot while investigating a logging company, he was accused of extortion. they used to work together. tonight he is with another colleague whose car has been smashed by illegal loggers. >> they got angry. i filmed them loading wood into the van, catching them in the
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act. >> the cambodian ministry acknowledges that it's easy to obtain press passes to work as a journal. >>. >> translation: journal. >> is a business laws don't restrict media freedom. if you want qualified journalists they need training courses. if you want that position there's few left. >> reporter: the lack of professionals create an industry where many cross the line between journalism and blackmail. watch the programme in full on 101 east. cambodia cambodia's news blackmailers. any unsolved food will not be going to waste for some hungry people in germany, and it may benefit some in off theya
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and switzerland. >> reporter: to the rescue. this berlin student is dropping off fresh bred a bakery had before closing and leftovers from the fridge. >> i'm going away from the holidays and have a lot of food left. i can't take it with me there's too much. >> the tea shop is a one of the scores of pick up points of food that will go to waste. this is a founder of the food-sharing website. the focus is not on helping poor people but saving food with volunteers. >> you don't have to be poor or rich. the only thing is a little bit aware of the normal rules like being clean with a place, we nice to the shop owners and
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employees. >> this is one of 270 using the website. because the site is in german it's in austria, switzerland. at this point over 1,000 decided to do so. thelma gets the delivery. bakery its and sandwiches and uploots a picture letting users know when and where to get it. if you signed up to rescue food it tells you where to make a pick up. thelma is back at the tea shop. actions are local. and as germany imports a lot of food. the effect reach wide. every time we throw something away we contribute to starvation in the world. by reducing the waste we can help on a global scale. >> finally, with leftovers from a school cafeteria. here the food is free.
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however the satisfaction is not in the eating but the sharing you'll find out more on that story and other global headlines, more from the website, . >> hello, i'm ray suarez. last week the talk in european capitals, ukraine and russia was of a ceasefire in eastern ukraine. one was signed but the ink was barely dry before the shelling, and dyeing continues. the ukranian army has been chased out. it has been portrayed in different terms. for the government of kiev the news from the front is not good. we hear about the fighting, talk


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