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>> libya' naturallibya's natural resources have made it a target. >> translator: they come from mali and also from sudan what we need are weapons and ammunition. the army is growing every day and increasing in numbers. >> u.n. led peace talks between rival factions, in an attempt to end the violence and restore
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order in libya. since the ousting of former president moammar gadhafi unable to impose its authority. rival forces, claims to have taken over the town of nefalia in eastern sirte to attack oil needs in the region. and a nearby misrata bomb has killed one person out of the army camplet. zeinacamp. zeina khodr has the story. >> reporter: these men who belong to the libya dawn
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coalition, were ambushed on sunday. it is an offense to gain control of the oil rich region and its sea ports. >> they were taken over at dawn. >> reporter: for the past few months libya's rival parties have been more intent on fighting each other send troops to sirte and surrounding areas was the first time a local force declared war on libya's branch ever i.s.i.l. >> the true fact is that this city is not used to pains. achieve its goals until we see a new libya free of problems.
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>> reporter: i.s.i.l. also lost men in the fighting. some are believed to be nonlibyan. but some libya dawn officials believe that some who joined are gadhafi loyalists. important buildings in former libyan president moammar gadhafi's home town of sirte. libya dawn fighters say they are planning a major offensive. 250 kilometers west of sirte. it has already claimed responsibility for an explosion that targeted the libya dawn tighters inside the city. zeina khodr, al jazeera. >> wednesday's attack on museum, at least 21 people were killed including tourists from several
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countries. claiming i.s.i.l. was behind the attack. jacky rowland has the story. >> reporter: the message a clear rejection of violence and a people who perpetrate it. there was also solidarity with the victims and tributes laid in their memory. some of the victims weren't carrying their passports so they haven't been identified yet. more than 40 were injured. some have been talking about their experience. >> translator: we entered one of the rooms in the old part of the museum looking at the mosaics. suddenly my daughter heard shots and we all started running. >> reporter: officials stornld museum to end the siege.
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police say they have arrested nine people so far four of them were directly involved in the attack. meanwhile, the prime minister has been giving details of security across the country. >> translator: we will be putting in place checkpoints that will be manned and supervised by the national army. both the national army and security personnel will intensify their patrols across the nation. joint patrols will also be happen. >> reporter: removing tunisia from their list of destinations. tunisia has been thought to be the success story of the arab spring, now parliament is looking to fast-track new
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antiterrorism laws, the first of the victims of the attack is laid to refs. the police officer who died guarding the museum. tunisia remains in shock and in mourning. it's also aware that it can no longer remain on the sidelines of what has become known as the war on terror. jacky rowland, al jazeera tunis. >> israel's prime minister has appeared to soften his tone about ruling out a palestinian state. patty culhane has that story. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu won reelection but the cocts comments that may have gotten him the victory if he won there would be no independent palestinian state 90th while he was prime minister. at the white house that was seen as a clear betrayal.
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sensing the anger, netanyahu granted his first post-election interview to an american journalist. >> calls for destruction of the jewish state and every territory vacated is taken up by islamist forces. >> reporter: spokesman basically said netanyahu can't take back his comments. words matter and they may have consequences. hinting they could pull u.s. protection of israel at the united nations. >> predicated on the idea that the two state solution is the best outcome. now our ally in these talks has said they are no longer committed to that solution. that means that we need to
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reevaluate our position in this matter. and that is what we will do moving forward. >> reporter: some solution is could be granting palestine statehood. the most extreme situation setting. >> patty culhane washington. >> nuclear talks with iran. the u.s. president spoke about the ongoing negotiations in his annual address to iranians parking their new year. >> our negotiations have made progress but gaps remain. there are people in both our countries and beyond who oppose a diplomat resolution. my message for you we have to
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speak up for resolutions we speak. we should be able to solve this issue with diplomas. if the path of greater opportunities for iranian people. more trade and ties with the world, more investments and jobs inclusion know are for iranians. more partnerships in science and technology and innovation. in other words a nuclear deal now can help open the door for a prider future for you the iranian people. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry and his iranian cowsht partcounterpardon had hoped to broker a deal next week. ing james bays from lausanne. >> the meeting starts at breakfast time and going on
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until late at night. the main players are the u.s. and the iranians, secretary of state john kerry and mohamed jarif, the iranian minister, say they are making progress. it is interesting that the europeans seem to have a problem suggesting that the deal isn't yet good enough and it's worth remembering that back this november 2013 it was the french that had a problem with the interim deal which was finally agreed. it seems to be the french again who have a problem. the u.s. and the iranians talking about 10 years for iran to be under scrutiny and to have inspections. the french want that period to be longer, 15 to 25 years. >> reporter: to yemen now when the nation's president hadi was forced to flee. fighting at the international
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airport. imran khan has that story. >> reporter: forces loyal to president hadi retake the airplanes for special forces loyal to the former president. it was a short but tough battle lasting four hours with passenger planes. then they attacked the airport. the fighting got so intense the airport was shut down and passengers taken off planes and back into the terminal. forces loyal to hadi then defeated the loyalists andist -- surrounded the loyal is and defeated them. >> they thousand want to make sure the clashes or fights are
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in aden rather than sanaa. according to his aids he is unharmed. hadi fled from sanaa last month. he insists he remains yemen's legitimate leader and trying to build a power base in the southern port city of aden. if they could have taken control of the airport it would have weakened. imran khan, al jazeera. still ahead finally returning home. plus, it's billed as a tech-friendly way to hail a cab but will intense competition bump uber off the road to success?
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remains committed to a two state solution pre-election he said he was again it. sparking concern by the u.s. jailed pkk leader abdalla ochelan, speaking exclusively to al jazeera jamil bayan said he must be released before peace. >> reporter: buried in the heart of these mountains is the pkk stronghold. to many kurds it is a symbol of their stronghold. fighting stopped two years ago. pkk leader abdalla ogalan is negotiating a peace deal with the turkish government. lay down their weapons and end
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their arms struggling in return for cultural rights and recognition of the kurdish identity. manipulated by turkey. >> ochelan made a declaration of intent in his letter in february 28th. it was not a decision to lay down arms. in the same document there are many conditions mentioned which need to be met first including the parliament to supervise the talks. other than that we will not lay down our weapons. >> he accuses turkey of being insincere. >> translator: we not turkey will not release ochelan from prison. if they don't move today they will tomorrow. ochelan started this peace process and if they want to resolve the process they must
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release him. without releasing him this peace process will not succeed. >> reporter: while its leaders talk peace with turkey, they are providing military support to syria. i.s.i.l. is a knowledge threat to security. >> i.s.i.l. supported by iran and syria. the main reason to support the group is to use it for their own benefit and make it fight a proxy war on their behalf. but i.s.i.l. got out of control. the coalition doesn't want to end i.s.i.l they want to keep it under their control so they can use it again. >> reporter: away from the battle against i.s.i.l, these fighters are free to move in this vafs mountainthis vast mountain
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range. thousands of men and women are located here, their weapons always loaded. for now the ceasefire is holding. fighters remember their fallen comrades and await orders, either to resume fighting or abandon their guns. omar al sala. al jazeera northern mountains of iraq. >> starting at 4:30 at 0430 gmf. thousands of families have been displaced in north waz ir waziristan.
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camal hydroal hydir joins us. >> the military moved in and that of course led the population to flee this area. now according to the federally administered tribal area, 86,000 families are now likely to return. they're being given some incentives by the government. it is a process that is going to stay several months but the government is determined to allow for the return of these idps not just to the region. will be allowing people to go back into north waziristan, so the repatriation has now begun. 200 families are likely to come today but according to the
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federally administers disaster management authority up to 500 families are likely to return on a daily basis. >> quite a statement by the military that they're feeling confident about securing this area and looking at some of the pictures while he's talking kapal, some of the areas are badly devastated. how much work does there have to be done to get it to the standard it was once at? >> reporter: that is going to be the first priority. getting the water supply, the electricity running, bringing in the books. going for some of the mega projects that the government has been planning in order to win over the tribal population. the next few months are going to be important to see how the
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truce helps. people returning back to their homes. >> thank you for that kamal hadyr. at least two people are dead fighters are reportedly holding hostages. the early attack, rebels used guns and grenades to take over the police station. about 200,000 people will be confined to their homes in sierra leone. house to house searches will be taken to identify people with the virus. since the outbreak began last year. greek prime minister alexis
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tsipras. peace agreement onen eastern ukraine is working. russia has to meet all its obligation he under the so-called minsk agreement before sanctions are removed. russia denies any military involvement in the fighting in eastern ukraine. form he australia prime minister ma'am com fraser has died at themalcolm fraser hasdied. fraser was a liberal pushed for better conditions for refugees. the arctic now has the smallest amount of ice since records began 36 years ago. the ice floating on the arctic ocean is roughly 14 billion
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kilometers. scientists say it is evidence of the impact of climate changes. the uber taxi service has exploded in global popularity, but has this week's germany partially banned uber. from new york gabrielle gabe gabriel alessandro has the story. many consumers say it's mower efficient than yellow taxis. it's become so popular uber vehicles now outnumber yellow cabs in new york city. uber drivers like eduardo are why. to meet the increased demand.
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>> everybody is talking about uber in new york. passenger normally, they say to me they love uber. you know, uber changed the city. >> but don't write the obituary for the yellow taxi yet. still on average over 400,000 yellow taxi rides per day in new york city, 20 times more than uber rides. that's good news for bill powellec, he says he's not worried about the competition. >> you know there's a lot of business out here and there's enough to go around. >> reporter: the uber isn't in the city you live in now chances are it might be really soon. uber has become so successful it is flooded with venture capital. money that will come in handy as it continues an aggressive international expansion. as this map from forbes shows
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uber is now available in 270 cities in 50 countries everywhere a purple dot appears. they have been hit with court injunctions in nearly five countries, for allegedly violating taxi rules. in the city that never sleeps uber has taken root faster and deeper than anybody could have imagined. perhaps threat thing the famous yellow icon of a city. gabriel alessandro, new york. >> same team set the land speed record back this 1997. barb biphillips reports. >> reporter: in a factory in england, engineers are trying build the fastest car the world has ever seen. it's called bloodhound, designed
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to reach a speed of over 1600 kilometers per hour. part super sonic jet part next generation rocket. andy green british air force pilot will drive it. this was him back in 1997, breaking the previous land speed record in the desert in nevada. but does the idea of going even faster make him frightened? >> with the risk management and safety management we can put into this, we can monitor every aspect of it all the way so we can actually do this safely. more importantly in the digital age we can tell the story live as we're doing it. striemgstreaming live video onto the internet. you can watch the car wherever you are. >> the kalaraalahari desert.
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18 thown tons of rock with their bare hands to create this perfectly flat surface. >> this car will be consisting of three and a half thousand pieces to create this very unique machine. to what purpose? engineers suggest that l although this project is fun it's far from frivolous. >> they hope it will inspire children to take up science technology and math. >> we don't need in five, ten 15 years we need people to go into those sciences, technology, those tedges technologies that can solve the problems of the
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future. decide to stick with it hypothesis. >> at full speed bloodhound will cover the distance of four and a half football pitches in just one second. the bloodhound team hopes to inspire the world as they take on new territory. barnaby phillips al jazeera. vladimir putin makes no apology. the russian president is celebrating the event that put the world on edge and plunged america and russia into this new cold car. one year since he seized crimea, the fighting rages on in ukraine, and vladimir putin shows no sign of backing down, as if dearing the west to stop him. america tried to squeeze him with sanctions, and vladimir putin's top opponent inside russia was mysteriously murdered.