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>> enflaming tensions. >> the only right way to fight international terrorism and these are international terrorists who are rioting in syria and neighboring countries is to act preventively. >> this approach that approach is tantamount as i said then, of pouring gasoline on the fire. >> the u.s. blasts russia on air
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strikes that did not target i.s.i.l. raising the flag. >> it is a symbolic act but it has a big political meaning. >> the palestinian flag flies at the united nations for the first time. but the head of palestinians say there is no more agreement anymore. >> people inside the city has been suffering. >> the taliban tightens its grip on kunduz, turning the besieged afghan city into a ghost town. erasing history. a al qaeda linked suspect goes on trying at the hague, on trial for destroying cultural monday euments. monuments. >> good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera
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america. tonight we begin with the escalation in the war in syria. today russia launched a series of air strikes in the western part of the country. the kremlin said it hit eight targets though it did not specify where or what they were. russian president vladimir putin has said that russian forces would fight i.s.i.l. in syria but the strikes targeted other opponents of the syrian government not i.s.i.l. u.s. secretary of state john kerry met with russian secretary sergey lavrov at the u.n. the two agreed to discuss emergency situation in syria. for more on the perspective from washington, d.c. we go to al jazeera's mike viqueria. mike. >> toant, gooantonio, good even. the white house, pentagon,
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expressed frustration over the bombing campaign. there are differences of opinion who was targeted, what was the ultimate goal of the russian bombing campaign and how the russians informed the u.s. that the bombing was going forward. >> this was the aftermath, 20 strikes in all. insisting that russians hit i.s.i.l. targets. u.s. officials including secretary of defense ash carter were again taken by surprise by russia's swift and aggressive moves in syria. >> this is not the kind of behavior that we should expect professionally from the russian military. >> reporter: the u.s. was informed at the last minute say defense officials. a russian officer delivering a blunt message to the american embassy in baghdad. russian planes will fly soon, coalition forces should stay
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clear. it is not what but who, russian bombs hit areas where there were no known i.s.i.l. fighters. the clear implication, russia is bombing forces that are fighting on the side of the u.s. and allies. secretary of state john kerry issued a warning. >> we should have grave concerns should russia hit targets in which i.s.i.l. forces are not operating. >> pledged to avoid accidental contact between u.s. and russian war planes in the skies above syria but before those talks got off the grounds russia launched its strikes. russia's stated reason for military intervention in syria, to support bashar al-assad. president obama insists assad has no role in syria's future.
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and vladimir putin was playing a losing geopolitical game by trying to rescue russia's last ally in the middle east. >> they'll be no successful in that regard than the united states was in imposing a military solution in iraq in the last decade, or russian efforts to impose a military solution on afghanistan three decades ago. and antonio, since the u.s. led air strikes began more than a year ago, more than 7,000 sorties have flown over iraq and syria against forces on the ground. secretary of defense and secretary of state saying those will not be stopped because of what russia is doing in syria. antonio. >> thank you mike. there are many questions about just who russia was targeting, mainly because of how far they were from areas under i.s.i.l. control.
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i.s.i.l. lace claim to these areas marked in red. it was in the northwest that today's air strikes were carried out, nowhere near where i.s.i.l. is in control. but home, instead to groups that oppose both i.s.i.l. and the regime of bashar al-assad. russia's conduct has led complexity to the issue in syria. few were surprised 50 air strikes. >> it's got to be said that the russian air strikes were expected. there have been steadily building up their military arsenal in syria for the last 30 takes and their nearly 60 aircraft on the tarmac near lataki earvetion thkia, but it . central command that was given 30 minutes notice. including communication bases
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arms and fuel dumps and president putin was quick to respond after that by saying that the support from russia will only come from the air. and he had a warning, a political warning for president assad basically telling him what the price he'll have to pay for russian support, he says you're going to have to compromise. >> translator: we proceed from the fact that a full and long term settlement in syria is possible only through political reforms and dialogue between all healthy forces of the country. i know that president assad understands that and is ready for this process. we hope that his position will be active and flexible, that he is ready for compromise for the sake of his country and his people. >> reporter: and the military buildup continues as a russian fleet now taking part in a week long exercise in waters between sy press and syria. these are live-fire exercises and civilian aircraft have been told to stay away from the area.
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according to the u.n. convention of the sea this exercise is legal but it is worrying nato definitely. getting more and more armed vessels in an area that is already militarized and that could upset the situation in the middle east. >> peter sharp. people in france also remain skeptical of russia's true intent in syria. he felt croou felt it curious tn strikes did not hit any i.s.i.l. targets. they're investigating assad for possible war crimes. three days after france began bombing targets inside syria. took aim at an i.s.i.l. camp night the country. confined its anti-i.s.i.l.
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attacks to iraq. the attack killed at least 30 i.s.i.l. fighters including 12 child soldiers. edwin garib is professor of history at american university. good to see you professor. is the sha charade over? to prop up assad's government and not to fight i.s.i.l? >> i think it's clear that we are going to see both things happening. we're going to see attacks on i.s.i.l, we're going to see attacks also on other groups like el nusra front which is considered also a terrorist organization by the u.s. and by the security council of the united nations. but clearly, also, we are seeing now that there is support for president assad, at least this was one of the issues which was not clear between the united states and russia.
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but after the meetings that took place, u.s. officials came out and set that russia is likely to go after i.s.i.l. and at the same time, they are likely to support the regime of bashar al-assad. >> now these air strikes are believed to be the first conducted by the kremlin in the middle east since world war ii. do you agree as secretary of defense ash carter did that this will merely throw gasoline on the fire and inflame the war? >> the possibility is there, for other members of the coalition on the one hand we hear that they are welcoming russia to join in the campaign against i.s.i.l. on the other hand, we hear statements like they are pouring fuel on the fire and it's going to make the situation much worse. so i think what we are seeing now is that there is a great
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deal of maneuvering taking place. there is agreement as we heard from secretary kerry and foreign minister lavrov. they have agreed that they want to see syria remain a united country a democratic country and a secular country. but where they disagree is on the future of bashar al-assad. >> and the assad regime. >> but one of the -- >> talking about the maneuvering yesterday, secretary kerry said that rufers's involvemen russiag provided a opportunity. >> i don't think anybody should have been surpriseby the russians. the us ares have been building up their presence, their sophisticated advance airplanes both bombers as well as afighters, they have seventh other equipment so it was only a matter of time before they
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launched an attack. this should have been expected. but one of the important points that i wanted to mention is that considering assad secretary kerry said today something very interesting. he said before the coalition used to say that before we start any negotiations assad must go. he said now there would be a managed period, a period but ultimately he's going to go but we -- >> my question to you is -- >> yes. >> -- with the u.s. seemingly softening the rhetoric against assad is russia same question outmaneuvering the u.s., that is what russia has wanted all along if not have assad continue in power at least have allies of russia governing syria? >> those are interesting statements that are coming out. the statement that your reporter correspond in moscow said, very
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interesting. about what the warning to the assad regime that assad has to compromise which is quite interesting especially if you take the timing of this kind of statement. so it may be what we are seeing now is that they're both, the u.s. and russia are exploring areas where they would be able to agree and where they would disagree. i think there is a great deal of hot rhetoric right now going on. but i think we have to look at what's going on behind the scenes. i think there is already quite a bit of talking, negotiation. so we'll have to wait and seize whether or not they could reach any kind of understanding or agreement. i think it's too early. the situation right now, we are at a turning point. one, if it goes one way we are likely to see escalation. and this escalation could become much more dangerous. on the other hand, if there will be escalation, in the short run,
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but if there are negotiations at the same time, if there are agreements, there are new initiatives on how to get out of this tragedy, then i think we might be seeing the beginning of the end of the syrian conflict. >> if the russians and the americans could coordinate. >> big if. >> raising the flag, the banner of the palestinian authority flies at the u.n. and the palestinian authority head says is he no longer bound by the oslo accords. now even u.n. peace keepers are being targeted.
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>> palestinian president mahmoud abbas expressed frustration in making peace with israel. he told the u.n, the palestinian authority will no longer consider itself bound by the oslo peace arcadia of th accord. john terret joins me. >> he has rejected the notion of doing what he suggested doing. the frustration comes from the fact that once upon a time the middle east crisis was between the israelis and the palestinians now it involves iraq, syria, i.s.i.l. and iran, he had to get something back on the track in the headlines once again. he said he would do something
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that was a bombshell in this speech. if he holds true to his threat it will be so because he's effectively going to hand the keys to the occupied palestinian territories back to israel. the palestinian authority is bound by oslo no more. that's the threat issued by palestinian president mahmoud abbas, he went before the u.n. general assembly yesterday, and said that palestine won't either conform to the accords. >> translator: israel has left us no choice to insist that we will not be the only one commitmented to the implementation of those agreements. >> reporter: the oslo accords first signed in 1993, in the front of yassir arafat and yit yitsak r abin, firsts time israel and palestine recognized
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each other, israel remains in control of much of the west bank even though the agreements called for full palestinian authority by 1999. and as many as threfned,000 additional israelis -- 300,000 israelis have settlein, checkpoints continue to be monitored by israel. and abbas once again called for the release of over 6,000 palestinians in israeli prisons. >> translator: we therefore declare that we cannot continue to be bound by these signed agreements with israel. and israel must assume full responsibility as an occupying power. >> reporter: the threats to dissolve the palestinian authority would under international law, make israel responsible for all the individuals in the palestinian
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area. >> it's also related to trade commerce movement and access, health, water, electricity and many other aspects. >> reporter: abbas's warning which he called a bombshell, came as the palestinian flag was raised outside the u.n. building in new york. that historic moment coming after his repeated insistence that the world body recognize palestine. >> it is unconscionable in light of all the enormous sacrifices we have made, our patience over all of these years of exile and suffering, it is not fair for the issues facing the palestinians that exist to remain unevolved over all these many decades. >> now on thursday, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu is going to have to
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respond. tonight, his office called on the palestinian authority to act responsibly. meanwhile the secretary john kerry speaking at the united nations, spoke that peace between these two is not an impossible dream. now that the rawr iran deal hasn completed, the united states will do whatever they can to bring these two sides together. >> john terret at the united nations, thanks. here is courtney kealy. >> a handshake began the agreement between the israelis and palestinians. the oslo accords signed in 1993 at the white house were not a peace treaty but they were meant to be a path to one. >> we have come to try oput an end to the hostilities so that our children, our children's children, will no longer
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experience the pain full thrust of war violence and terror. >> reporter: the palestinian organization, recognized israel and israeli israel recognized the plo. control of major palestinian cities in the west bank and gaza strip would be transferred from a israeli military to a newly coordinated palestinian authority. taking over security of defined areas. it was a complicated and turbulent process and the agreement was met with a mix of emotions. some were excited by the prospect of independence and end to violence but others such as far right israelis opposed the deal. just two years after israel's prime minister yitsak rabin
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signed the agreement, he was assassinated by right wing palestinians who opposed it. reaction was violence and launched numerous bus bombings throughout the rest of the 1990s on israeli civilians. both sides violated the proposals is made. israel didn't fully withdraw from territory. palestine failed to collect illegal explosives. the shar the shar sharm el shei. oslo peace process was elected as israel's prime minister and the conflict raged on.
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nearly a decade and a half later there are no public ongoing negotiations. and now the palestinian president says palestinians are no longer committed to the oslo accords. if abbas follows through on his threat, the palestinian authority could be dissolved and everything in the palestinian territories from garbage collection to tax collection would fall to the israelis, it would also abolish any hope of a two-state solution. courtney kealy, al jazeera. >> former advisor to palestinian leadership on negotiations with israel. he joins us this evening from washington, d.c. cha khalid, good to have you with us. are there any consequences to
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his statement today? >> yeah, i think there are. i mean, the first thing to keep in mind is that he was really addressing obviously two audiences. first his palestinian people back home who are much more frustrated, even, than he is. in fact much of their frustration is directed at him for what they see is a failed approach. and secondly, he was talking to the international community, and specifically, israel and the united states, sort of putting them on notice that even if this isn't a measure or a step that he's about to take imminently, to dissolve the pa or to end security cooperation with israel, it is something that he could do at some point down the road unless some sort of progress is made. >> but he's made noises like that in the past and actually announcing that would have been a real bombshell. do you think it's just bluster,
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or is he seriously considering doing that, enforcing as courtney kealy described, israel taking over the control of the palestinian territories? >> i think he is seriously considering it but he's not seriously willing to take that step just yet. i think, you know, there is also you know kind of the law of unintended consequences. that regardless of his intentions, the mere fact of him putting it out there, and it being interpreted in some circles as a renunciation or an abrogation of oslo, that that could sort of become a self-fulfilling prophecy. it would seem that it would make it harder for palestinian security services to go on coordinating with israel indefinitely. so it sort of places a ceiling on that, or a deadline, if you will, at some point in the
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future, that eventually this outcome of ending cooperation with israel and maybe even dismantling parts of the authority, might be inevitable. >> you mentioned the frustration among palestinians directed towards abbas, and in fact a recent poll show that more than two-thirds of palestinians want him to step down. will this raising of the flag at the u.n. help him? >> well, i think a symbolic gesture like the raising of the flag is, you know, not to diminish its importance, symbolism is quite important to all sides in this conflict. and especially for the palestinians who don't have many other venues, other than
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symbolism so it is important. but it's not going to change the reality of people on the ground and ultimately that is the source of palestinian frustration and if they don't see you know beyond the symbolism some real changes in their lives, some movement towards ending the occupation then -- >> chalid could i ask you just a very quick question? do you think given what's happened at the al-aqsa mosque compound and the recent fighting in the west bank that we could be seeing a new intifada? >> i'm not sure, because an intifada, by definition, a mass uprising or mass mobilization requires not just popular frustration. that is clearly there. but it also requires organization. and that also requires some degree of coordination and cooperation among the various political forces on the ground.
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and i think the state of palestinian politics right now is so fragmented and fractured and divided, both between the two main factions, hamas and fatah, but also within them, there are also internal divisions. i don't see -- i don't see sort of a sustained mass mobilization of the kind that we've seen in 1987 or in 2000 as something that can really take hold under current conditions. >> chalid el gundi from brookings, good to have you with us, thanks. frustration turns to anger in kabul with government forces struggling to recapture kunduz from the taliban. our segment looks at the growing number of people seeking a better life.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news, argentina launches a satellite it hopes will free it from dependence on the united states. but first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute.
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president obama has signed a resolution to continue funding the government through early december. both the senate and the house passed bills today avoiding the government shutdown. conservative republicans have bet threatening to shut down the government unless the spending bill cut off funding for planned parenthood. an oklahoma sheriff says he is resigning after a grand jury indicted him over the shooting of an unarmed black man. slow to release documents relating to the investigation of a deputy who shot the man. while being subdued, the victim was shot by a 72-year-old retired deputy. state's governor in oak issued a stay, since there weren't drugs available for the
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protocol. glossif claims he is nngt. is innocent. his execution is scheduled for november 6th. kunduz, key city from taliban fighters, large numbers of people are leaving kunduz as the afghan forces struggle to retake the city. many residents are outraged with the government for not protecting them and allowing the taliban to take and hold kunduz. mohammed jamjoom reports. >> as renoarm reenforcements ar. afghan government forces struggle to retake kunduz. >> they put pipeline in the roads and they put big container on the roads and that's full up mine and explosive equipment. >> captain and his fighters
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haven't been able to reach their target yet, insisting that because taliban fighters are hiding amongst civilians the fight so far has been much harder than anticipated. even here in baglan just south of kunduz these forces have repeededly been ambushed on the road and hit by improvised bombs. >> retake kunduz province, that is only responsible. >> reporter: afghan government forces now backed by u.s. air strikes and nato special forces are desperate to regain control of the northern city from taliban fighters. the loss of kunduz is being seen as a major set back for afghanistan's goferlt anafghani. raising questions about the strength and effectiveness of afghanistan's army. now anger is on the rise in parliament with some politicians in the parliament calling for
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ashraf ghani to resign. there we don't want to hear lies anymore. the government saying they are sending troops but 72 hours people inside the city are suffering from loss of electricity water and suffering from hunger. >> while the number of dead and wounded is unclear, aid workers fear many will be killed or injured if fighting continues. mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera. break news, taliban has retreated into the suburbs of kunduz. italian officials say they will attempt to fingerti fingerg
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refugees. world leaders of the u.n. today roxana saberi reports from the united nations. >> war, ethnic conflict and persecution are forcing people from their homes in record numbers around the world. the u.n. says it's stretched thin and needs more money to help survive and help survivors. >> more than 60 million people have been forced from their homes. desperate conditions are compelling people around the world to move. are. >> reporter: that's why u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon sat down with dozens of world leaders on monday and asked them to do more. >> i really wanted to have some global discussions how we can bring this sense of hope to those helpless people, millions of helpless people.
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i think if we are united we can do it. >> since early 2011, their main destination is turkey hosting more than 2 million syrians. >> to expect from turkey or the neighboring countries to face the migratory pressures, threats alone. >> those washing up on europe's shores or their journeys across the continent to a new home has raised awareness about their plight but millions of others are on the move. more than half of the world's refugees are children. the u.n. secretary-general has asked for nearly $20 billion to meet these growing needs. human rights activists say governments must also cooperate to address the reasons that people feel forced to to flee.
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>> you have refugees fleeing because of war, human rights abuses, that means the security council which has been deadlocked because of russian and chinese vetoes on the issues like syria really needs to come together and take decisive action. >> the u.n. addressed their own solutions to address the refugee crisis. >> we need common humanitarian standards in europe but that's a long way to go. migration must be organized safe regulated and responsible. >> the president has just announce they'd we will accept 85,000 refugees from around the world and 100,000 the following year. let us be clear whatever we're doing is demonstrably not enough. >> activists say talking about the crisis is an important step but people need to put more pressure on government leaders to turn their words into action. roxana saberi, al jazeera, new
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york. >> the word hasn't witnessed a refugee crisis as massive as the current one since world war ii. war and per accusation is forcing million to leave their home. paul beban has the story. paul. >> highest level every recorded 59.5 million, that is up 16% from 2013 and it's almost 60% from just a decade ago. put it this way. think of that number 60 million as a population of a country, that's about the size of italy, the tier entir entire country. 1 out of every 15 on the face of the earth is a refugee. the u.n. refugee agency says that as of september 17th more than 4 million people had fled
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the country. nearly 2 million have ended up in turkey, more than a million in lebanon, 600,000 in jordan. the image of hundreds of thousands who are making the journey to europe, more than 400,000 have applied for asylum there by the end of august. the internally displaced in syria, the number we still have there, 7.6 million syrians had fled their homes but stayed in the country. and of course with no end in sight in syria, or elsewhere, africa, asia acknowledge u.s., this number will probably get worse before it gets better. >> and they're human beings who are suffering. >> they are real people. >> thank you paul. the world only took notice of the refugee crisis because the refugees made their way to
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europe's doorstep. he speaks to diplomatic editor james bays. >> it is necessary for the syrian refugees to come to europe. to that problem to come to the world's notice. last year there was a syrian refugee problem and it was very difficult to address it in the agenda. >> seldom in the history of eu that has needed urgent united comprehensive action as this one and yet does it not give you dismay that there seems to be so much division among european political leaders? >> this problem is a serious problem, we're talking about half a million people, people came to europe by sea, but the population of the european union is 508 million. so we are talking in one for each thousand, in lebanon we
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have one for each three or four lebanese. so this is problem that is manageable, provided that it is managed. provided that all european states get together together with european institutions and they find an adequate response to it. >> the international criminal court takes on a new war crimes case. the destruction of historic tombs and mosques in timbuktu. setting the stage for possible prosecution against i.s.i.l. and why children can get together with their families coming up
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>> a new wave of fighting between muslims and christians, forced the president katherine samba pansa, getting around bangui remains dangerous and they have not been able to reach the dead and wounded. the fighting is raising doubts whether the elections will proceed next month. par talgerian reports. >> roadblocks to keep peace keepers out of their neighborhoods and u.n. troops
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kept taking them down. >> the population is desperate and doesn't believe in these forces anymore. >> translator: we want the departure of international forces that do absolutely nothing. we want those who have committed crimes to be tracked down by the justice system. >> the u.n. spokesman told al jazeera that they could always do more but they are fully engaged. the spokesman says the u.n. is working with community leaders and government officials to put an end to communal violence in the capital. over the weekend a muslim taxi driver was killed, setting off days of fighting in the streets, leaving 40 dead, scores injured and tens of thousands escaping. >> hundreds of people are being killed if not thousands, we're only scratching the surface in documenting that, there is a
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real bush ward happening. we're traveling in the bush and finding situations in which civilians are being killed, homes are being burned and this stuff isn't being documented. >> on monday demonstrators marched to the presidential palace in bangui, the u.n. backed katherine samba panza, when rebels took over his rebels in 2013 they assassinated democracy and the country is reeling from the consequences. pall tradergian al jazeera. for the first time the u.n.
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international criminal court, not own for crimes against people but also against history. barnaby phillips hav has more. >> this man is accused of destroying cultural history. identify himself. >> translator: i am from the tuareg tribe. i was born about 40 years ago, i was a graduate from the institute in timbuktu. >> it was in 2012 that the tuareg rebels with links of al qaeda occupied the fabled city of timbuktu. they set about destroying a number of tombs and mosques which offended their own strict interpretation of islam. hundreds of years of history smashed into dust.
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ahmed alfaqui was a dealous member of al hazdine. human rights groups hope that courts will examine other allegations against him and his colleagues. >> these atrocities include rape, sexual slavery and forced marriage amongst others. so we do believe it is very important for the offers of the prosecutor of the international criminal court to take into account the credible evidence that's been provided within the national system about these further scopes of crimes. >> reporter: timbuktu in its day a center of islamic learning suffered badly during the ansadeen occupation. next appearing in court in january 2016, the icc hopes the case against him might deter
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others who destroy cultural treasures in other parts of the world. barnaby phillips, al jazeera. protesting what is they say the corrupt government of jacob zuma. decry widespread unemployment and economic inequality. today's protests won't be the last they plan further in the coming weeks. not to look for children in the democratic republic of the congo. that is because for the past two years the government has not let any legally adopted children leave the country. social workers say that is that has left more than a thousand children in limbo. hawrmharu mutasa reports.
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>> adopted three years ago, her new parents aren't yet allowed to take her out of the democratic republic of congo. >> my father died, i don't know where my mother is, i think i will like france. i will live in a house go to a good school and have enough food to eat. >> reporter: it is estimated that hundreds of congolese children have been stuck in orfannages because the government has refused to let them go. >> the children in their family they need to adopt for make their family in a good position. some parents are interested in international adoption for helping children who have not parents. children who parents are disappeared. >> government officials say cases of child abuse and trafficking have forced them to tighten the rules for
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international adoptions. they also say they won't allow gay couples to adopt. >> it was really getting out of hand. people saw it ooh as a way to make money. some were being sold for sex and child labor. >> reporter: many children in the drc have lost parents to aids. liddy was told her travel to france was postponed indefinitely. she's only seen photos of her adoptive parents. haru mutasa, al jazeera, kinshasa. >> pushing into the final frontier. argentina launches a communications satellite that has geopolitical implications.
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now to our global view segment with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. the iran daily writes the handshake between president obama and iranian foreign minister, mohammed javad zarif at the united nations has sparked outrage from the iranian parliament. one accused zarif of crossing a red line. and unjustified handshake should be dealt with seriously. the white house has not confirmed the handshake occurred. syrian opacity, the clash
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between president obama and russian president vladimir putin, russian e-russia's involvement in syria offers a possibility of end to the crisis but also israeli interests at risk. editorial cartoon showing president obama trying to cut the striction that putin is using to manipulate bashar al-assad. this afternoon, argentina launched its second telecommunications satellite into orbit, r saturda sat 2. daniel schweimler has the story. >> argentina is launching its own communication he satellite into orbit. for argentina and its maibs, ne,
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while reducing reliance to other prouders such as the united states. >> it's traditional not to rely on technologies that come from abroad but to do our own technology, particularly adapted to our needs. and of course argentine labor and engineering. >> r sat 1 was launched into orbit 36,000 kilometers from earth last year, r sat 2 will enhance that service. work is already in the base on r sat 3, a private company enhanced with $250 million of government funding. while all the excitement and expectation is focused on r sat 2, work is continuing on
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satellites like these to be launched in 2017. more than 10 kilometers of cable go into the satellites. the hope is they'll operate for up to 15 years. >> translator: it is a source of employment in the country and a lucrative export of technolo technology. diversifying what we use, great way of retaining the professional talent in argentina where they can perform and grow. >> to boldly go where only afew have gone before. dandaniel schweimler, al jazeera. argentina. >> panther's head lodged night a pot, locals said he got stuck, trying to drink water. they tranquilized him, sawed off
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the pot and released him back to the wild. i'm antonio mora, "america tonight" is next, i'll see you again in an hour. >> on "america tonight." second chances? >> from the sounds of it, you would assume it was a crime against kids. >> "america tonight's" adam may on the penalties low level offenders must pay even after they've been punished. also ahead, hangup. the most valuable number an inmate can have and how some prisons are profiting from it. >> how much money do you think you spent in total? >> i easily could have spent up