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at least 30 people die in car bomb attacks in iraq. and narrowly avoided in erbile. i'm nick clark. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. more dean dean xenophobia attacks
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in south africa. and in nepal the cliepg climbing system begins. in the capital baghdad deadliest attack in the car dealership district. i.s.i.l. fighters are claiming responsibility for a car bomb attack near the u.s. consulate in erbile. from erbile here is kim fanl. >> vanel. >> the car bomb went off about 5:45 p.m very close to this explosion when it happened it was very, very loud. local sources are telling us that at least three peoples have been killed, possibly more.
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at least eight have pen injured including one americans and one turkish national. this is very unusually for erbile. spared much of the violence with the violence in iraq areas in iraq. ing at a war dealership, u.s. officials and kurdish officials and iraqi officials have in recent days applauded the gains that have been made against the islamic state of iraq and the levant here in iraq but i think it's clear to say that with these latest attacks it's too early to say that the tide has been turned. >> iraq's outlawed baath party has denied reports that a high rarnging member have been killed, izzat ibrahim al-douri,
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on friday afternoon an iraq governor told us al-douri had been killed. al-douri was representas the king of clubs in the infamous pack of cards that the u.s. issued of members of saddam hussein's regime. south africa's prime minister is calling for the end to xenophobic attacks in that country. charles stratford reports. >> this is a did zulu war chapter. these men want migrants out of south africa. they accuse migrants of stealing their jobs. >> translator: these people must go and commit crimes back where they come from, but they don't rob people where they come from. those in government worry about
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themselves and not us. we're not going to let this happen. >> reporter: fear is spreading in johannesburg. i'm in jeffersburg these men are locals, burning tires burnt out vehicle here as well, quite a heavy police presence. now, the men we have spoken to have vowed to kick the foreigners out of this area. earlier police used rubber coated steel bughts to bullets to keep the locals and the foreigners apart. violence against migrants. the police are investigating text messages allegedly insight insighting hate against foreigners. there is increasing anger against foreigners here.
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>> you can't continue like this. the government give us chance, spare the country because we are citizens but it is getting beyond the boundary now. >> i'm not what happened, i want africa solely africa one. we are one africa, and we love south africa. that's why we are here. >> ethiopia's priements is aethiopia's prime minister is one of a number of africa leaders that have condemned violence. >> contributed for liberation of south africa from the yoke of colonialism and apartheid. so africans should come together and should live everywhere where they want to live. of course based on interpretations of that specific country. >> reporter: no matter what the politicians here and across africa say, there is little to stem the fear among migrants in
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south africa today. charles stratford, al jazeera johannesburg. >> before the conflict yemen faced a large scale humanitarian crisis with over 60% of the population in need of aid. united nations appealed for donations to help people there. >> we have just released the humanitarian flash appeal. it calls for almost $274 million u.s. to urgently reach the lifesaving needs of 7.5 million people affected by the crisis in yemen. >> we do have information about 2 million people who are in extreme need right now. our distributions are taking place in aden.
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we've had distributions done to about 2,000 people in aden. however, the security situation is so grave that the people who are out in there doing the distributions are finding it very difficult to reach out to those communities who need it. there are people who are displaced even sitting under -- living under trees because their houses and shelters are no longer existent. >> called on all sides to respect aid missions. >> translator: we hope everyone will respect the aid operations. the houthis militias when they went from the airports to the hospital they tried to disturb the aid operations and we called for everybody else to respect and observe all the channels that are open for contact and coordination. >> u.s. president barack obama has discussed developments in
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yemen on the phone with saudi king salman. they agreed, the for the lasting disability elsewhere the ground fighting between houthis and forces loyal to president abd rabbu mansour hadi has made an opportunity for al qaeda to have gains. abdullah al-shami has more. >> three weeks into saudi led coalition war against houthi rebels it's been a similar story every day. on friday, columns of smoke rose over an arms depo over the capital of sanaa. the republican guard remains loyal to deposed president ali abdullah saleh. strikes have also targeted presidential palace in ta'izz.
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>> we are the sons of mohamed we reject the houthis. we are willing to sacrifice our money and all of our belongings to defend our land. >> amid the violence are the singles who pay the price. 150,000 people have been driven from their homes and 750 have been killed. 17 educational institutions have also been destroyed.. the country's efforts and main power station have also been destroyed, as well as bridge factories farm lands and modification. mosques.
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abdullah al-shami, al jazeera. italy is struggling to coach with a new wave of migrants arriving in makeshift boats. as paul brennan report in sicily the migrants continue to sacrifice everything. >> reporter: the sheer numbers involved in the current mediterranean migrant crisis, overshadow the physical suffering they endure trying omake it to europe. this group arrived on the italian island of lampedusa on friday suffering an appalling condition of burns injuries. aid workers described the injuries as the worst they'd ever seen. >> we have seen burns before,
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due to the fact they sit in fuel and salty water for days, they come in burned. nothing as bad as this. >> reporter: six months ago acknowledge operation triton, the sicilian port of pisallo after their overcrowded boat was taken over by coast guard. search and is rescue mission in the mediterranean. the italian coast guard is still operating autonomously. when it picked up more than 300 migrant survivors extraordinary compassion to the migrants. the port of pisalho received 30,000 last year without any
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protest or complaint. the may i respectfully says the suffering is the reaction. >> we can't push these people away, it's not right. we can't turn them away. the boat of last year was friefer bodies almost liquefied inside the notes. i want to be the mayor who welcomes the immigrant not the mayor who receives the bodies. >> so far this year alone it's estimated that nearly a thousand people have lost their lives yet europe has no comprehensive way to solve the issue. paul brennan, al jazeera sicily. we'll at tell you why they enjoy their traditional laws
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>> hello again, welcome back, top stories in al jazeera. car bomb attacks have killed at least 30 people in iraq, including a car bomb attack in baghdad. south africa is calling for
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diplomatic support from neighboring nations to end xenophobic attacks. >> the u.n. has launched an aid appeal for $274 million for those affected in yemen. and saudi coalition has asked for all to honor the humanitarian aid workers. corruption and immunity are high and prosecution he are low. some indigenous communities are convinced that their traditional law is the answer. al jazeera's david mercer has more from the guatemalan high lands. >> reporter: delia is dispris. last year, a co-worker persuaded her to cosign a loan. but her co-worker defaulted.
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she decided to take this here to the indigenous mayor's office. >> i spoke to a lot of people and they told me that the people who make decisions here aren't influenced by money and bribes. they say they treat everyone the same. they're very straight. >> reporter: after hearing both sides of the story and reviewing documents officials rule in delia's favor and order her name removed from the creditor's list. hers is more than one of a dozen cases that will be looked at today. for centuries after the arrival of the spanish guatemala's native communities continued to practice their own form of law. but in the 1960s civil war broke out. it was only when the peace accords were signed 36 years later that their justice system made a come back. the people agreement brought with it guarantees to recognize the right of indigenous
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communities to manage their own affairs. since then mayn law has been slowly spreading throughout communities like this. outsiders often associate mayn justice with the rise of public lynchings in indigenous communities since the civil war. but power vacuum is an effective way of curbing delinquents and delinquency. mayan law reparations and community participation are some of the ingredients used in the punishment of offenders as well as their reintegration into society. and while the leaders who work here don't receive a salary, they are kept motivated. >> our vision is to look beyond
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the present towards the future. the work we're doing don't just help us know but teaches our children how to give back to the community. that's how we intend to strengthen mayan law. >> offering more hope for peaceful community. david mercer, al jazeera. wednesday's deadly attack on colombian soldiers blamed on farc soldiers was a deliberate assault. fight started by the army, footage shows bodies of soldiers inside sleeping bags, suggesting they were killed as they slept. unspecified nightly territorial commission. prompting juan manuel santos,
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president, to order resumption of attacks. >> translator: members of farc: hear the national outcry. don't be deaf to these colombians who are clam clamoring that the time for war has come. you should show it with deeds not words. >> gun fights broke out, in the mexican city of reynosa after drug gang leader known as the jinxed one was arrested. carried out blockades in the city. three people are believed to have been cartel gunmen have been killed. argentina has brought proceedings against three companies on the falkland
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islands. britain defeated argentina in a short war for islands in 1982. russian president vladimir putin faces a new political challenge. two opposition parties have agreed to run on a joint platform in next year's parliamentary elections. they see the move as an attempt to unite a divided option after the killing of bors boris nemtsov. also run together in the local elections. antiterrorism detectives in australia are questioning five teenagers suspected of plotting to attack a first world war centenary celebration in melbourne. >> included targeted police officers.
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a third man a 19-year-old plan, has been arrested in relation to weapons offenses. >> australia's foreign minister has flown to iran hoping for business opportunities. improving relations after this nuclear framework as to when sanctions are lifted there will be opportunities for trade and australia sees itself well positioned to take advantage of that. andrew thomas explains. >> reporter: iran is a great untapped market. and australia wants to position itself to take advantage. knowing other countries won't be far behind. that's why australia's foreign minister julie bishop has come to iran, hers is likely to be the first of many trips by politicians keen to renew ties with iran. >> iran was a major trading
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partner for australia before the sanctions regime. since the sanctions things have changed but there's enormous potential in terms of trade. >> iranian australians welcome the trip but they and other organizations like hume right watch are calling for iran to raise the position of its citizens. >> advocate for more respectful human rights and freedom of speech and freedom of expression and social justice in iran. and that would be something that stop people from leaving country to coming to australia. >> reporter: of nearly 40,000 asylum seekers who traveled by boat to australia from 2009 to 2013, about half were from iran, australia is now trying to send home hundreds who did arrive before that deterrent came in.
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julie baish wants an agreement tobishop wants an agreementto take back citizens. >> iran understands sending messages and it understands their commitment as issued to asylum seekers is more about sending a message. >> reporter: it is unlikely any agreements will be foirlzed on this exploratory strip. --formalized on this exploratory trip. this is a significant stopover one that australia hopes will bring it an early mover advantage. >> now is the best time of year to climb the world's highest mountain. safety is paramount. last year avalanche swept 16 to
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their deaths, many guides and for terse. >> one of the 16 climbing guides popularly known as sherpas when an avalanche roared down everest. >> i still can't believe it. it's hard to come to terms when you haven't seen the body. his body is never found. >> the couple's youngest child is just 19 months old and the youngest is six. >> i will ensure my children are educated. i grew up without a father, i know what it's like to be fatherless now my children are fatherless. >> the avalanche is the worst single accident on the mountain. the government's initial offer of $400 compensation was taken as an insult and angry sherpas
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refused to work, bringing an end to the climbing season. a year on, the government and climbers have been forced to acknowledge the value of these men. the government finally gave the families $15,000 compensation. a new route has been explored to avoid avalanches, especially on the treacherous ice fall. >> the route we are using is the very old route. it is a little bit longer, about two hours longer than last year's route. >> some engineering guides say more has to be done. summited everest eight times it's all about technical standards. >> it's not just about increasing salary and insurance. the government has to check if there's enough technical manpower to go up the million
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and if training starts and qualities are being met as well. >> everest the jewel of nepal's tourism structure is open again. once again nepali staff are setting routes. planning on the mountain may be entering a new era. the era of industrial labor relations. al jazeera kathmandu. >> she was the jewel of the french navy. lemoyne, sailed to the united states in the war of independence. now a replica is about to recreate the voyage. jonah hull reports. >> reporter: some volunteer crew members have little sailing experience. enthusiasm got them aboard and a taste for adventure. they're about to set sail on a
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replica 18th century warship bound for the shores of north america. not just any warship. lemoyne was among the sleekest fighting vessels of her day. she represents a very important part of french maritime history doesn't she? >> well, sure. this is -- this ship is one of the four of a series that was first of all one of the very best that the french navy ever built. >> built to take on the english? >> to take on the english sure but also the fact that it carried the marquis de lafayette over to washington, carrying to washington the news that the king of france had accepted to go at war against the british. >> that was going to help them win the war. >> definitely that was the key. >> when she was built in 1779
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the lemoyne was the jewel when she set off to help america beat the english they knew the 66 meter 32 gun barracuda could out sail anything she couldn't outshoot. the ship of liberty as she was known that sailed like a bird. >> translator: in life you need to dream. money comes and goes, we needed money for lemoyne and the money was found. everyone dreams about this ship. >> so these are the crew's colors, this is the portside watch. the crew is often in bed off in hammocks. >> how is the food? >> the food is very good. i took some weight, some pounds for that.
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the food is very good. >> reporter: okay. so well fed and watered they'll cast off on saturday in a voyage following in the wake of history. jonah hull, al jazeera la rowe rochelle. >> go to for analysis and opinion. opinion. >> police officers are expected to use lethal force when they deem necessary. trusted with enforcing our laws. yet just 1% of departments across the country require a college degree. >> if we raise the bar will we get people who are willing to go into harm's way have guns pointed at them? >> plus, a quarter-century after a teenager went to jail for