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columbia's president suspends air strikes against f.a.r.c. rebels for a month to support peace talks. hello, welcome to al jazeera, live from doha. i'm jane dutton. also ahead, an i.s.i.l. video appears to show a young boy shooting a palestinian captive accused of being a spy. iran's supreme leader slams family planning, western lifestyles and called for the population to be doubled. a south korean flight attendant announces she's suing
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a gaoled former executive over nut rage. no more bombs for a month much the columbian government is to suspend air strikes against the rebels and they say it could be extended. we have this report from the columbian capital bogota. >> reporter: for the first time since the peace talks get under way, the president orders a reduction in military operations against the f.a.r.c. rebels. >> to help de-escalate the conflict i have decided to order armed forces to cease fighting over f.a.r.c. camps for a month. >> a surprise move for a president steadfast in saying the war would continue until an
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agreement was signed. the tangible results seemed to have caned his mind. f.a.r.c. announced a unilateral ceasefire in december an end to attacks on infrastructure. now comes this limited reduction in facilities which will be subject to review in a month. another step was reducing the impact of the conflict while negotiations continue in cuba. >> the columbian military will keep some ground operations and reserve the rights to restart if the f.a.r.c. resume hostilities, but the government feels confident enough that talks are moving forward and could be entering a final stage. many that oppose the talks will accuse sapt josef being -- santos of being too week with the rebels. >> the islamic state released footage showing a young boy
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shooting a captive. authorities say he travelled to syria in october to fight for the armed group. he was accused of working was a spy for mass add. his mother -- moss add his father said he was killed for trying to leave i.s.i.l. soldiers are reached the outskirt of tikrit. government troops are making advances to the west. where they are looking to take control of a street connecting the suburbs. fighters controlled the city since june. jane arraf has more. >> there are pol patience here at an annual forum, along with other officials. they are keeping an eye on it. there are iraqi troops within tikrit but are not yet in the
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huge numbers needed to be able to announce that they have taken the si back. part is because of explosives. this is a strang hold. among the -- stranglehold. among the tactics is explosives have been laid along key roads and one of the bridges was blown up which advances some parts of the troops backed by shia militias. it seems to be clear that they have i.s.i.l. on the defensive in tikrit. and parts of that city appear to be under government control. one of the things that they are focussed on is what's as those militia members and troops go further into the city and surrounding areas. we are hearing reports of villages in the fighting.
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revenge or just as a consequence of fierce fighting between iraqi forces and militias. there's potential to beat them and that is something that everyone is concerned about. >> some residents fear that militias fighting alongside forces to quarry out revenge attacks. we have this report. >> reporter: holding the flag of the islamic state is a victory sign for the iraqi soldiers and militias. they have retaken areas a few kilometres from tikrit. an i.s.i.l. held city. >> translation: the mobilization of militia men. they were able to achieve great victories. >> reporter: this is an up to on the outskirts of the creek. people are afraid of revenge attacks. some of that fear is already
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evident. this sunni neighbourhood reportedly burnt down near dick rit. the threat to the civilian population is great. when mir abbing stopped they issued awe warning. the leader of the movement urged the government to vet and punish anyone using violence torture and assault against residents. it's warned against mosques and the destruction of any of the areas. the fighters want to avenge the repress. and brutality. it's a promise from all the security forces and the people that we will defeat the enemy and get the revenge. they have made gain on other fronts.
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battles are waging north in the kurdish reegeions. they stopped attackers before undertaking a suicide bombing. it will take time. people are afraid to come back to their homes. it was overtaken by others. >> i dare not bring my family it's not safe. >> that sense of safety is not just threatened by fighters. >> hundreds of migrants. the labourers say they want money for work. the police say they resolved the police in less than an hour after negotiating with the
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workers. human rights groups criticized iran's plans to make family planning difficult, saying it will set women back decades reducing them to baby making machines. iran's supreme leader criticized them and called for the population to be doubled. parliament is considering two bills reducing access. professor. gepded the plans and said amnesty international was wrong to assume that it would set iranian women back decades. >> the point is that actually ayatollah cam arny supported birth rates when it was high. now the fear is opposite. the rate has decreased more than it should, and they are afraid that 20 years from now, iran
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would have an ageing poulation where it will not have enough young people to sustain it. >> the u.s. town of ferguson lost its top politician, quitting after saying the town's police force is racially bias. the report was released last week following the killing of black teenager michael brown, by a white police officer. the city manager has been on the job for eight years. the report led to the firing of county clerk. the resignation of two police officers and a judge. >> hillary clinton defended a use of a personnel email act -- personal email act while serving as u.s. secretary of state. she's been accused of trying to block transparency. former secretary of state hillary clinton was at the u.n. to speak on women's issues. the draw was outside the event pt the media devepding in electronics to -- descended in throngs to here a personal lent
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of using her personal email as secretary of state. secretary clinton insisted she did not break the rules. >> when i got to work as secretary of state i opted as convenience to use my personal email account, which was allowed by the state department because i thought it would be easier to carry one device for my work and personal emails instead of two. >> the state department says it asked all former secretary of state said to hand over official emails on personal accounts last object, after strippingent guidelines had come in effect. secretary clinton was not the only one to use such an account. so did her predecessor. >> he used a personal email account. he did not take hardcopies with him, and has no records of the elmails with the account he used
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being closed. >> mrs. clinton, a democrat expected to run for president in 2015, handed over 55,000 pages of emails. a committee investigating the attack on the u.s. embassy in ghazi, libya, received some 300 related emails but that is satisfying critics who question the lack of transparency. the secretary of state has enormous responsibility and jurisdiction. the public, the media and congress have a legal rite to access public records without embedment. they want her to provide access to the email server. they are happy to make the official emails but not the server public. >> hillary clinton came to the united nations to talk about empowering women. one she likely highlights in a presidential campaign. now, all the focus is on the
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email and whether or not having a provide accounts could derail the candidacy. >> still to come on al jazeera, the new program aimed at closing the golden triangle. one of the most notorious reem lions for drug trafficking.
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a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. the columbian government to suspend air strikes against f.a.r.c. residents. the country's president
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announced the move to support peace talks aimed at ending the conflict. i.s.i.l. released a video showing a young boy shooting a palestinian captive. the man identified was accused by i.s.i.l. of being a spy for the israeli intelligence agency. his father said he was killed for trying to leave the group iranian plans to reduce access to contraception. critics say it will set iranian whim when back decades. korean air and its former executive are sued by a flight attendant over what has been known as the knut case. she has been attacked for the way she served nuts. the former executive was jild for obinstructing aviation safety. rob mcbride joins us from seoul. where is she doing this?
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>> that's right, this is the first civil action to be brought at the wake of the so-called knut rage incident that culminated in the court case. she is fortunately the attend and that served the bag of nuts rather than on a plate, she suffered alleged verbal and physical abuse, and is claiming compensation for her career and for emotional wellbeing damaged by this event. the action being taken talks about ms cho and the airline, and the incredible sense of entitlement and the unbridled arrogance of the executive, which is damaging stuff. the action is being brought against ms cho and the airline. the flight attendant gave evidence where she said that the
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executives came and visited here and offered all kinds of inducements, one being an academic position. if she would keep quiet about the incidents. this also alleges that she was told to lie to air traffic, to air investigation inspectors from the government. it's damaging stuff not only for the family but korean air. >> i was going to say this case highlighted some of what is seen as bad behaviour by many of the executives who appear to do what they wanted. >> by implication also the way that corporations here operate in south korea. there's a long-standing criticism of systems that control the korean economy. they seem to be controlled by families, and this seems to be
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one of the worst excesses. it's struck a chord. i think korean air and men have been rattled by the sense of outrage by koreans and we have seen that in actions den by korean air -- actions taken by coryian air -- korean air, and further allegations. >> the european union has accused israel of destroying a shelter. the e.u. helped to pay for 200 shelters for bedouin community. members of one family fear they may lose their home. >> jamil and their family tended a flock of sheep.
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it's difficult to feed them. he has had to abandon the bedouin tradition of moving to greener grazing pastures because he's afraid of losing his home. the single-room fabricated prestructure was handed to him and he shows the eviction notice handed to him by binyamin netanyahu. binyamin netanyahu ordered e.u. structures be demolished. >> the e.u. gave us the caravans because the old shelters were falling apart. the israelis consider this a crime, yet they build illegal settle s on our land. >> it follows a claim that homes are illegal because they were built without israeli permits, a view supported by parliament. they criticized the e.u. for
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spending millions on the structures. when the oslo accords were signed israel took control of the area meaning any structure would require approval. >> israel rejected 97% of requests. the palestinian territory says the e.u. is having serious dids discussions. for us, we operate on clear humanitarian guidelines, for no other reasons. >> palestinian officials say the orders and building permits are part of israel's policy of pushing palestinians out of the larger section of the west bank. they say it's part of efforts to ban settlements which makes
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saabing a state unacceptable. all they can do now is continue to life in the only home they have while it's still standing there has been calls for an investigation to be launched. palestinian israelis who are disloyal to the state of israel should be headed. the inflammatory comments were made at a rally. >> i would like to say whoever is with us should bet everything wished. those against us there's nothing to be done. we need to pick up an axe, otherwise we will not survive. >> russia is violating a ceasefire with ukraine says the military. the kremlin denies this. a day ago the ukranian president
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said pro-russian separatists withdrew an amount of weapons from the front line. >> utah is the only state to allow firing squads to carry out the penalty. other states are considering alternative methods after inmates took hours to by. lawmakers argue that a team of marks men is faster and more human than deaths this occurred. countries along the river will hold talks to combat drug trafficking. the area where thailand and myanmar merge is a travelling point. it's known as one of the biggest opium producing region. other drugs are making an impact too. >> reporter: it's been his early morning routine for 10 years. this man readies his met along
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the river. fishing is difficult here in the golden triangle. a notorious region for drug trafficking. >> trying to avoid confrontation. they use peers like this to off load drugs. i never talk to them. three months ago. china, louis and myanmar. an operation was launched. since the operation was started there has been an increase in arrests and seizures. an rest in one country could lead to another rest in another country. smooth coordination can lead to many rests, and perhaps to other things. you an example happened at the shanghai quarters. they showed how to smug the meth
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am amphetamine. counterparts saw the same thing on their side of the border. all forces involved know to keep an eye out. in the four participating countries. 5,000 soldiers and police officers are corrected by the state mekong coordination centre. in each province. either borderingar directly connected to the golden triangle. operations ranging from anti-trafficking to breaking up money laundering syndicates. >> they operate in their own territories. there are joint forces but not operations. >> it's a chance to work together on the same initiative at the same time. that's a lot of barriers that have to trust and work together. >> reporter: as night falls on a slow bend, there's hope for the fishermen that pull their
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livelihood from the river. if the programme is successful, there'll be less to worry about. as there'll be fewer traffickers, and fishing for fish. >> two australian men facing a firing squad for drug trafficking in indonesia have been visited by their families. a brother asked that he and his fellow inmate andrew chan be allowed to serve a hive in prison rather than face the death penalty. australia prime minister tony abbott refused to be drawn. >> a diplomatic fight with indonesia, but doesn't want them to be shot. >> we deplore drug crime, we understand the position of the indonesian government that it wants to crack down on drug crime. the indonesian government's perspective is the same as ours.
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these two individuals because they are reformalitied are an asset in the fight against drug crimes. it would be counterproductive to excuse them. >> japan is marking the fourth anniversary. in tokyo, the emperor and empress led a tribute to those that died in the worst peacetime disaster. >> icery relations between russia and the west is felt in an important port. moscow's embargo on imported seafood led to soaring prices uch as rory challands reports, buyers and suppliers are struggling to adjust. >> a statue of a woman washes the cold waters waiting for a
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fisherman to return. this is the largest city in the arctic circle helping to put a large fishing industry with an international history. an icy grip of sorts enveloped this trade, a political one. since the pictures were filmed two years ago, the factory stopped operating being fish is banned. that's pretty. all the place did. it was vulnerable. not all plants were closed. supply lines are disrupted and the effect felt in shops and markets. >> fish is more expensive every day, going up 20% in price. >> rising prices mean people by less. >> the supplier called. they protect the fish, because there is no one to buy it. >> two of russia's popular fish - hering and salmon were
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imported in huge quantities. customers complip that what they find in the shop is more expensive and the quality is worse. it has presented opportunities for some. some restaurants farmed trout. the decision paying off. >> there is always an alternative. the time of crisis is the problem. before we figured out if troud breeding is possible. now we see it looks well. that's a small silver lining and the fish industry's representatives are worried that lasting damage can be done. >> we russian fishermen have good relations. this proves that the sea doesn't change. small growing fish. it will lose a common research.
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we wish there were no sanctions on either side. >> the government hopes that farms will one day center what was previously disappointed. that is years off. there no easy way to replace that. the sad lady is not the only one here waiting. this is a port city with deep relations buffeted by the cold winds of geopolitics, and wants things to get back to normal greece is demanding world war ii repatriations from germany. the prime minister claims a 1960 deal was never paid in full. during the occupation it came. germany rejected calls, the issue has been settled. greece is trying to renegotiate the terms of $360 billion bailout
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