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a third day of russian air strikes inside syria. they claim to have hit isil t targets. i'm shiulie ghosh. you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also coming up on the program. >> we talked about this after columbine, after tucson, after newtown, after aurora, after charleston. >> frustration for president obama after another mass shooting in the u.s. and top politicians accuse india of imposing an economic
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blockade. i'm john holman on mexico's south pacific coast where hundreds of thousands of turtles arrive each year, but the majority of their eggs are being stolen. ♪ russia air strikes inside syria are continuing for a third day. syrian monitoring groups say overnight air raids on isil positions killed 12 fighters. opposition groups are also said to have been targeted. turkey has asked russia to stop attacking syrian opposition groups that are supported by the west. it says the intervention will only elevate the tension on the ground. this man explains why the syrian intervention is important for russia. >> turkey supports moderate opposition factions in syria,
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while for russia, these moderate, or less moderate factions are also part of their targets because initially -- at the very beginning, russia has already pointed out that it is going to take as a target, not only the isil, but the other terrori terrorists, and there is the definition that the syrian authorities use. i think russia has more than one target there. one is to help the syrian regime, because thanks to this support, russia will be able to settle down in syria to begin with, then from there to expand to other middle eastern countries, perhaps, one thing. secondly, there is another target, which is more important for russia than helping syria.
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it is to kill the terrorists of the russian origin, or russian citizens from the northern caucasian origin, in a distant country rather than killing them within the russian territory. french president has been discussing the russian military campaign in syria with vladimir putin in paris, and meeting with angela merkel and petro poroshenko. the first time the four leaders are at the same same table since the minsk agreement. the french president has been outspoken about the russian action inside of syria. >> reporter: this is the first
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time that the russian president has had any real contact with western leaders since ordering those strikes on target in syria itself. in the last 24 hours or so, tensions between the west and rushing sha have been really increasing particularly after it emerged that russia would be willing to hit targets other than those belonging to isil. the concern amongst the alliance specifically the u.s. is that u.s. backed syrian rebels would be on that list of viable targets for the russians. bilateral talks have been taking place here between hollande, putin, and angela merkel as welt. we assume that the message is the air strikes will increase
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the fighting in syria. and we assume the response is by tackling the tear -- terrorists, will they be able to bring this to an end. >> and russians of course are also involved with these talks with ukraine. what is likely to come out of that, regarding developing a peaceful solution in ukraine? >> well, ahead of the situation in syria, the reason why the normandy four were meeting here was solely to deal with the next step in finding a peaceful, long-term solution to the long stand off in eastern ukraine. the normandy four have an awful lot to be thankful for and happy about in cent months. the ceasefire that begain on
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september 1st, appears to be largely holding, and that has given the politicians here a chance to work out a meaningful long-term solution. also it gives them a chance of implementing the agreement signed in belarus earlier in the year as fighting resumed once again. the minsk two accord includes 13 different points of things the separatists fighters and the ukrainian central government need to do, they include the withdrawal of heavy weaponry, foreign fighters, working out exactly what happens when it comes to the alignment on the borders between ukraine and russia. and the possibility of a -- of elections, regional elections in separatists-held parts of the country. both sides have now said that they are willing to put down
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their weapons. but any talk of reconciliation is much, much further down the road. >> neave, thank you. neave barker in mrairs there. a gunman who killed nine people in the u.s. state of oregon has been named in the media reports. the 26 year old walked into a classroom and opened fire, he was eventually killed during a shootout with police. ♪ amazing grace >> a candlelight vigil has been held for the victims. at least seven of the people wounded in the attack were students. tom ackerman reports. >> reporter: police responded to shots fired by the gunman on the campus of umpqua community college. >> officers engaged that suspect. there was an exchange of gunfire. the shooter threat was
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neutralized. >> a witness told a local newspaper after firing his first shot at a teacher the gunmen told students to lie down and asked them to state their religion, and then resumed fire indiscriminately. >> the shooter is deceased. he is a 20 year old male. >> after being searched, students were put on buses and evaluated. investigators have been look going reports that the shooter had issued a race-related manifesto on social media before the crime. this was the 45th school shooting at an american school this year. since this 2012 massacre of 20 young children and 6 adults as a u.s. grade school, the u.s. has seen 122 shootings. president obama represented his frustration with the opposition. >> we spending over a trillion
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dollars and pass countless laws and devote entire agencies to presenting terrorist attacks on our soil, and rightfully so. and yet, we have a congress that explicitly blocks us from even collecting data on how we could potential reduce gun deaths. >> reporter: yet despite support for expanded background checks, a recent poll shows, more americans say protecting rights is more important than protecting gun ownership. >> a community, jennifer that is still struggling to come to terms with what happened? >> reporter: yeah, it's -- it's a difficult day here, and the sheriff came out several times this morning and has been discussing where the
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investigation is, and what they expect to learn in the next few days, and he is on record as being against stricter gun-control laws in the past, but that is a conversation, that although it has come up again, because of this shooting, that he wants to preserve for another day, because what they are trying to do now is get the families of the victims through this very, very difficult time. >> and of course we saw president obama there, clearly very angry and frustrated talking about the need for tighter gun laws, but is that an argument that is going to get any traction even after yet another mass shooting? >> it -- it's so difficult to say, because you heard the statistics about people wanting to preserve gun ownership rights, and if -- when preschoolers in sandy hook were the victims of this shooting
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several years ago that broke people's hearts, they would be turning ten years old this year, had they lived to see their birthdays, if that didn't change the conversation and change some of the laws in the united states, then what will? this is another school shooting. ten more people are dead. one of those being the shooter, but that's a debate that has been going on and on and on in this country, and it is certainly not going to be ended by another shooting. >> yeah, i think you are absolutely right, jennifer. thank you very much indeed for that. >> now yemen's government says it is breaking diplomatic ties with iran. the saudi arabia backed government made the announcement on state-owned television. president hadi returned to aden last week. government forces backed by the
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saudi-lead coalition have made significant gains over the houthis in the last couple of days. the houthis, believed to be backed by iran took over the capitol last september. human rights watchers criticize the u.n. for failing to set up an investigation in alleged war crimes in yemen. the u.n. estimates more than 2,000 civilians have been killed since march, a further 4.5 thousand have been injured. the u.n. says the real figure could be much higher. and 21 million people are in need of assistance, that's 80% of the population. almost 3 million children are unable to go to school. still to come here on al jazeera -- >> reporter: i'm catherine soi, isle be telling you about the government's grand plan to
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modernize this city by 2040, and that means all of this has to go. and israeli police investigate the scene where an israeli couple was shot dead in a west bank city.
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target weeknights 10:30p et welcome back. you are with al jazeera, let's just remind you of the top stories. the syrian observatory for human rights says russian air strikes have killed 12 isil fighters. opposition groups in idlib and [ inaudible ] have also been
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targeted. a gunman who killed nine people at a community college in the u.s. state of oregon has been named in media reports. president obama has called for a review of gun laws. and yemen's president says it is breaking diplomatic ties with iran. the saudi-lead coalition have made significant gains over the houthi rebels in the last couple of days. now 14 people have been killed after suicide bombers detonated explosives in northeast nigeria. the multiple blasts went off on the outskirts of borno state. at least 39 people were injured. the attacks were carried out by men dressed as women. the attacks came just hours after the nigerian military announced that 80 boko haram fighters have surrendered to the
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nigerian army. the fighters surrendered because of the pressure being placed on them. we have seen over the last few months, boko haram's l ability to attack has been degraded, but there have been some isolated incidences of attacks on isolated villages in the northeast of the country. is there were reports by locals, that boko haram -- suspected boko haram fighters attacked villages in parts of borno state in northeast nigeria. suicide bombers target soft areas, with little or no military -- or rather that confrontation between boko haram and the nigerian military in terms of open warfare. however, we have seen also how over the few months civilians have been taking a lot of heat
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from these suicide bombers. benjamin netenyahu has blamed a shooting near an illegal jewish settlement on palestinian incitement. an israeli couple was killed when a palestinian gunman opened fire on a car. the shooting come as tensions between israel and palestinian continue. the contested mosque is sacred to both muslims and jews. a passenger plane has been reported missing over indonesia it was on its way to the provincial capitol. a rescue team has been sent to the area. nepal is running out of essential supplies, especially fuel amid tensioned at the
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border with india. minorities with ties to india, say it discriminates again them. >> reporter: police shoot a protester in southern nepal. he died on the day nepal's new constitution was signed on september 20th. 45 people, including ten policemen have been killed since protests against the constitution began in august. villagers are still grieving the loss of two of their 14 year old was shot by police. two days later his grandfather was on his bicycle, security forces shot him too. this man lost both his father and son. >> translator: what do i tell
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the state? they killed innocent people, both my son and my father were not protesters. everyone knew what kind of a person my father was. >> reporter: he was recognized by the former king of nepal for his contributions to the region. four more villagers have been injured by police fire. this is an agricultural village with just around 800 houses. after the death, people say they have a deep fear of the state, and yet, they say, they will continue with their protests until their demands are met. for 50 days across the southern planes, locals have been protesting. they have close family ties across the border in india, and say they feel alienated by the government. >> what is the reason for turmoil or crisis?
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constitution is part of the country, part of the people. if the rights and opportunities of the people are the necessary elements like possibilities of government are not secured inside the constitution that -- could be another thing. but everything is there. >> reporter: to add to nepal's problems an unusual blockade of essential goods across the boarder from india. the indian government issued a statement cautioning political leaders to address the tension in the southern planes. some politicians are now blaming india for the lack of goods flowing across the border, and the problem remains unresolved. sugar cane farmers in india are holding a protest march in the capitol of new delhi,
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farmers say droughts have damaged much of this year's crop. faiz jamil has more from new delhi. >> reporter: although it's one of the largest agriculture industries in the country, farmers here say they have no choice to protest lower earnings, high debt, and suicide by their fellow sugar cane farmers. drought has been a big problem for many times of farmers throughout india this past monsoon season. >> translator: it's god's will. there has been no rain in some parts, and where there is rain, it floods, and crops get destroyed. there are canals but no water in them, and no electricity. >> reporter: but it's not just farmers here, workers say the effects are being felt right through the industry. hurting everyone. >> translator: if we don't run
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the mills the farmers will parish. we are not in a position to pay them. what can we do? >> reporter: another major complaint is the belief that sugar prices are being kept artificially low to benefit multinational corporations. there have been smaller protests throughout the country the past couple of months and those are set to continue until people here say they feel the government will take action. an ambitious blueprint has been put forward to revitalize the capitol of [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: if all goes well, it will look like this by 2040. it's a master plan, though, with a price. the overhaul is expected to cost billions of dollars. roughly half of the land is unusable. it is either wetland or steep
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slopes. >> it has to be utilized efficiently, so that we -- we will be able to accommodate people leaving now, and the people to come tomorrow will have to think about our future vision. that is very important. >> reporter: in the short-term housing is a priority. the present population of about 1.2 million people is expected to triple by 2040. in the new plan all of these are expected to come down, and it will be condos, apartments, commercial blocks, but what many are worried about here is how much they will be compensated and whether they will be able to afford these new houses. this man shows me his propertier, an acre of land just at the city center. in the new plan, his structures
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will not be allowed. >> translator: i already planned to go elsewhere. i have another house up country, but i need to be well compensated. >> reporter: this is currently the largest residential project by private investors, it's called vision city. there will be 4,500 units on completion, a gated community, town center, and schools. >> the primary goal was to teach people, or share with people how it is ideal to give as a community. yes, it is premium housing, and maybe not everybody will be able to acquire this property, but we are now looking into phase ii, which will target low to middle system. >> reporter: many rwandans can't afford the homes. but creating affordable homes is
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one of the greatest challenges. the leader of the presidential guard's short lived coup in bur has handed himself in. he is being held at a police station near the capitol. he had sought refuge at the vatic vatican embassy. mexican officials have agreed to speed up the extradition process allowing drug lords and suspected criminals to fast track to jail in the u.s. the deal comes a day after mexico sent two top drug cartel bosses and 11 others to the u.s. it's part of a new deal to fight organized crime in the two countries. mexico's pacific coast beaches are prime nesting sights for hundreds of thousands of sea
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turtles, but their eggs are a delicacy and increasingly at risk for poachers. >> reporter: they arrive one by one, lit only by a sliver of moonlight. a million endangered turtles clamber on to the beaches each year. they lay their eggs in quickly dug hollows. it's their only protection against the dangers of the night like these men. they scour the beach, swooping on eggs to sell as local delicacies, even as the mothers lay them. it's illegal, but they are from poor and isolated communities, and say they have little choice. >> translator: i'm here because i need this work. we all have families. we don't have education or the papers to get the regular jobs.
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-- >> reporter: over 70% of the eggs were taken. the eggs these turtles are laying are really up against it. they are also at risk from animals and birds, and that means that less than 1% of them are going to make it to adulthood. >> middlemen sell the eggs for ten times or more what they pay the horsemen in the nearby market where they have been part of traditional cuisine for centuries. the navy used to guard these beaches year-round, but but pulled off to fight the cartels. now the government is stepping up protection efforts again. >> translator: we have just signed agreements with the navy,
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federal police, and the army to support us, and we are also using drones to protect the turtles. >> reporter: the government also offers occasional work programs, but while full-time jobs are scarce and eggs seemingly plentiful, it's hard to resist temptation. nasa has released new images from pluto's largest moon. the photos taken by the new horizon spacecraft reveal a surprising history, of particular interest is the canyon. it's four times big and twice as deep as the grand canyon. a piece of art called donkey documents has sold for $50,000 at an auction in california. the mural was expected to fetch
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more than half a million dollars. the piece shows a donkey having its identification papers checked by an israeli soldier. it was one of the pieces of work left my the graffiti artist. there's more on our website. ♪ police in oregon search for a motive after a shooting at a community college leaves at least ten people dead. >> our thoughts and prayers are not enough. >> reporter: the president again calls for action after the 15th mass shooting of its presidency, the anger and frustration at the white house as a community mourns. stocks tumble after the september's job report disappoints