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turkey accuses russia of violating itsr space for the second time. nato calls it irresponsible. welcome to al jazeera live from our headquarters, in doha, i'm fauziah ibrahim. tensions continue over access to jerusalem's holy site. 12 pacific rim countries reach agreement on the world's biggest trade deal after years of difficult negotiations.
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and we meet the nobel medicine prize winners whose discoveries helped save millions of lives. we begin with some breaking news out of yemen and we're getting reports of three explosions in the south of the country, in aden near a hotel used by the prime minister, the vice president, as well as the majority of government ministers. now according to reports, rocket propelled grenades explodeoutside thexplodedoutsid. we will give you more when we get more details. second violation of air space by russian jets. russian airplanes crossed into the territory of turkey. nato has condemned the
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incursion. rory challands has more. >> this is the latest, grainy silent black and white blooms of light are also we're being told bombs successfully hitting targets near homs, are near idlib and al shegur. what we aren't seeing is the violation of turkish air space by russian airplanes. >> what we have received from russia this morning is that this was a mistake and they respect turkey's borders and this will not happen again. turkey's engagement, applies to all forces whether it be russia or elsewhere. >> diplomatic language from the prime minister bit butt the implication is clear.
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russian airplanes could be shot down if they repeat their mistake. turkey is the a membe a member e alliance, this is an excerpt of their statement. allies strongly condemn these incursions of, and violation into turkish air space. they call on the russian federation to cease and desist. they say russian planes should focus on fighting i.s.i.l. the criticism of russia's general role in syria not just the turkish air space incidents. but moscow doesn't make the same distinctions as the west. while washington and its regional allies have been equipping and training, groups more moderate to i.s.i.l, russia
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sees the whole lot as terrorists. and moscow says it's prepared to protect its ally bashar al-assad against all enemies. the skies above syria are increasingly crowded. the u.s., canada, adequate, united arab emirates, bahrain have all flown sorties in past months. cooperation from the u.s. on their bombing missions. >> translator: we spoke about the need in the near future about additional need for contact between the military. our american colleagues promise to give quick answer to these calls. we should soon receive this. >> the risk of a serious confrontation only are continues. compromises on its syrian objectives it is difficult to see how they can stay out of each other's way. rory challands, al jazeera, moscow. >> meanwhile, alliance after six
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days of russian strikes. 41 groups, and some free syrian army units, have labeled some acts in syria a united nations frond fighting on behalf of the assad regime. syrian activist say the government is continuing to drop barrel bombs. 14 of them on monday. let's move on to afghanistan now where the u.s. says the air strikes that hit a charity hospital in kunduz was at the request of afghan forces. now 22 people were killed in saturday's attack but the charity, doctors without borders says the u.s. is only trying opass on responsibility for the incident to the afghan government. al jazeera's rosiland jordan reports now from washington, d.c. >> reporter: the u.s. is having trouble explaining how and why it bombed acharity
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hospital in kunduz, achtion on n on saturday. at first military leaders says the troops were under attack from the taliban and called on a gun ship for help. but on monday the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan said that wasn't the case at all. >> afghan forces advised they were taking fire from enemy positions and asked for air support from u.s. forces, several civilians were accident accidentallily struck. this was different from original reports. >> doctors without borders accused the u.s. of trying to escape responsibility. >> it goes from collateral damage to a tragic incident and now we hear pushing the responsibility to the afghan government. whereas, we now know that it's the u.s. military who dropped a bomb that hit a full functioning hospital. >> reporter: the hospital had
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been open in kunduz since august 2011 and officials are demanding an independent investigation. earlier on monday the u.s. defense secretary offered this: >> we've been in touch with them to assure them that a full and transparent investigation will be held. >> reporter: u.s. pilots in afghanistan can only fire to protect troops ton ground and the afghans can only call in cover when they're in danger of being overrun by the enemy. military officials in washington won't say why the afghans asked for air strikes. at any rate analysts say it's not clear the afghan troops are capable of defending their country on their own. >> we train them to be a checkpoint. stop cars, search them talk to them see what's going on and provide security by sort of being there in this area. but now that international troops have withdrawn from most of the country the afghan national security forces maybe don't have the skills and capabilities that they need to
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actually engage in combined arms, light infantry warfare. >> reporter: general campbell can expect many more questions about the hospital bombing when he testifies on tuesday. some argue this is all more reason why the u.s. should leave afghanistan in 2016, this is all more reason why the u.s. should stay because the afghans need all the help they can get keeping their country out of the hands of the taliban. rosiland jordan, al jazeera, washington. >> we move to kais, update us on with what the situation is like on the ground now. >> fauziah, no one knows who is in control of kunduz city now. afghan residents, local civilian residents of kunduz province are telling us afghan security forces come in the morning, patrol the main street of kunduz
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city, get engaged with taliban, and then in afternoon, they leave the city to taliban. now, i talked with the a senior afghan government security official. he told me the reason that there are not make much progress because there is still lack of leadership, lack of coordination among afghan security forces, and also he's saying that taliban are hiding in the residential area around the kunduz city and it's hard for them to go door to door after them. i talked to a provincial member, he said the support of nato forces on the ground afghan security forces would not be able to have their presence in kunduz city. kunduz residents are still complaining of lack of food lack of water and lack of
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electricity. >> kais speaking to us very close to kunduz city. now the israeli cabinet has met to discuss the country's deteriorating security situation. tensions have risen after a second palestinian was killed busy israeli forces in the past two days. and thousands of right wing israelis have been protesting in jerusalem over recent attacks on israelis. mike hanna reports from jerusalem. >> another shooting ever a palestinian child. the army says it's investigating the circumstances of the death. the village, funeral of an 18-year-old. shot dead by israeli soldiers during clashes in tokarum on sunday according to palestinian police. >> translator: he's not the first and won't be the last
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martyr. he died for sake of the home land, the people and the national unity displp in >> in addition to the palestinian, an angry reaction to what's happening in the occupied west bank. >> we call on the palestinian authority to stop the security coordination with the descraims. they must free hands oisraelis. captured five palestinians responsible for shooting of two settlers last week. sparked off a massive army operation in the west bank. this is what israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu had to say. >> translator: i wasn't surprised of security forces who solved the horrible murder which took place near nablis, shot two israelis last thursday. we are applying a heavy hand
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against terrorists. >> insist the prime minister is not doing enough. members of a right wing group gather outside damascus gate in east jerusalem passing insults and threatening to burn arab homes. three are arrested by police, the rest dispersed and a reminder that passions are running high on all sides. mike hanna, al jazeera, west jerusalem. >> still to come. >> how long have you been in this queue? they days with your family? >> yes. >> the refugee crisis tests the limits of an eu resettlement plan. plus. >> some are worth more than 300,000. i'm virginia lopez, some of the implications behind this
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multibillion dollar scanned. scandal.
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>> you're watching al jazeera. a recap of the top stories. several explosions have been heard in a hotel in aden, no word yet of any casualties from the attack. nato has called on russia to cease violations of turkish air space. war planes crossed into its territory on sunday. israeli cabinet last met to discuss the rising violence in
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the occupied west bank. on monday a 13-year-old palestinian boy was shot dead by israeli forces near bethlehem. and an israeli couple was killed near nablis last week. 11 countries designed transpacific partnership, after a long discussion. patty culhane explains. >> several delays. >> we have successfully concluded the transpacific partnership negotiations. i [cheering and applause] >> a deal if completed, just how industries will be impacted, is still unknown, the exact details are still secret. the text will not be released for weeks.
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but critics of the transpacific partnership, or tpp, and there are plenty of those, say this is a horrible deal for average people. >> the disagreement will put downward pressure on the wages of working mairps. americans. i think it will result in significant job losses as well. but that's not a primary concern, that is on wages. >> demanding a minimum wage and allowing unions to form, they say it will increase demand for american products. >> and this enhances opportunity for american businesses and american workers just to give you some examples, american poultry in some of these countries is taxed up to 40%. american soybeans are taxed at 35%. these are all tariffs that will be slashed if not eliminated. >> now the agreement goes to the respective parliaments. the u.s. congress say yes or no to the agreement but can't make
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changes to the agreement. >> environmental groups are promising to push hard against it and this is all going to happen in an election year meaning the president is up for a tough fight. one he doesn't know he can win. patty culhane, al jazeera, washington. iraqi green zone has been opened. the green zone is home to government buildings and several foreign embassies. imtiaz tyab reports. >> would have been unthinkable just a few days ago to see traffic moving freely down this road. but since sunday parts of baghdad's heavily fortified green zone have been open to the public. the decision was announced by prime minister haider al-abadi, seen as attempts by part of his government to address growing public anger for insecurity and poor public services.
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the green zone or international zone as it's been officially known has been closed to citizens. but it was turned into the administrative hazardous for coalition forces. it's been surrounded by barbed wire and heavily manned checkpoints. it's the area for homes of high profile iraqis. >> there will be a lot more searches, trust me this will be shut down soon. >> reporter: the easing of some restrictions inside the green zone is surprising to many here. over the years it has been a frequent target for bombings and rockets. it also comes tsa at a time when the overall security across
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baghdad and the parts of iraq that remain under government control continue to decline. in recent months shia militias which are backed by iran have been accused of abducting and killing sunni men. committing major abuses including possible war crimes. >> translator: there has been a growing number of kidnappings. it is a clear indication that the government isn't in control of these armed groups. there are countless check points across iraq and the people are wondering what the exact role of these checkpoints are. >> reporter: most iraqis are skeptical of the easting of restrictions into the green zone. saying it's another example of prime minister abadi promising change yet offering very little. yet until he deals with government corruption and poor public services and allegations of human rights violations, the opening of the few roads into
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the green zone won't calm their anger. imtiaz tyab, al jazeera, baghdad. lets get more on the breaking news from a hotel in aden. this hotel is being used by yemen's prime minister, the vice president as well as a majority of the government ministers. i am now joined by bashar el hayam bashar, about 100 kilometers east of aden. bashar what can you tell us about these explosions that have been heard near this government headquarters? >> well, there were three major explosions that were the first one acknowledge that targeted a group of hotels which is the headquarters for the yemeni government and the vice president, and also the local
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government. the two explosions at that location have, one happened at the entrance to the building, the main building itself. with several injuries being reported by guards on the outer gates. to us. the government is said to be okay and the prime minister and the deputy president bahar is not injured. so far, we -- there is a conflicting report of whether it was a car bomb or a ballistic missile. but several eyewitnesses report that they heard the sound of the rockets as they -- just before the explosion happened. now, there was another explosion that's not reported, so far, which is the target, the car
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bomb that targeted the forces in braha, that location is not sealed off and nobody is allowed in and we cannot get any more information of if there are fatalities or injuries in that explosion. but local -- >> now bashar apologizes foar ar interrupting. obviously because of these three explosions you were telling us about, obviously it shows that aden is actually not very secure. >> no. for the past two months there are a lot of complaints from the public even of the lawlessness in aden. there is no real government
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control over security in aden. and this is a step backwards actually. this is seen now as a serious, serious step backwards in terms of security. and the government's ability to stay and operate in aden. there are now some trickling information, unconfirmed reports, that several government officials have left aden through helicopters. >> bashar, thank you for that information. speaking to us about three explosions heard from aden, yemen. now corruption scandal involving some of brazil's most powerful business and political leaders have cost thousands of people their jobs. it's estimated that with the money allegedly stolen almost 10
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million brazilians could be lifted out of poverty. virginia lopez reports. >> reporter: at the oscar meyer museum, paintings close to $400 thou, were all seized, for alleged corruption. >> wondering where exactly did the money come from to get this artwork, and where was this art placed if it was placed in private homes, well, where exactly again, where did they get the money? and who are the other people on the other side of the fence? >> reporter: like thousands of other brazilians, where petrobras was building a oil refinery, when thousands here were employed as brazil's new found oil wealth transformed the country. >> i was able to get money for a
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car and send some money to my mother. but with petrobras scandal i went from heaven to hell overnight. >> population quadrupled. thousands of those who flocked here have moved back and shops have closed. the signs of this instant growth are nowhere to be seen. the boom town is now bust. signs for rent hang from empty buildings. customers either have left or have no money. intricate web of price fixing, prices and kickbacks worth nearly $2 million. analysts insist that the petrobras scandal has also shown brazil has robust institutions to see it through crisis. >> institutions are working well, you will see we are in a major process of investigating a large, a massive corruption. and i think it's going well.
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i mean the justice is playing their role, you know, the society is very satisfied with that. the media is playing their role, so everything is going under te rules. >> leo disagrees. >> translator: i feel abandoned by my government and my country. i feel i'm no one. i feel embarrassed to be brazilian. >> seventh largest economy in the world and one that is expected to cost the country dearly. virginia lopez, al jazeera, brasilia. unions say they will resume the strike in three months if talks with the government collapse. the teachers stopped work when the government refused to follow a supreme court order to raise
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salaries by 50%. flash floods on the french riviera have killed at least 19 people. up to 5,000 homes are still without electricity on monday with as many as 70,000 suffering blackouts on sunday. french president francois hollande has promised help to cover damage within three months. this year's noble prize for medicine has been awarded to three researchers who made important contributions towards tackling diseases. as caroline malone explains they've been described as heroes of the medical world. >> the nobel institute has today awarded the 2015 prize in physiology and medicine -- >> prevented bliendnes blindnesr
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disfigurement. identified a substance used in chinese medicine known as sweet wormwood. they helped develop it into treatment for the disease. there are nearly 200 million new cases of malaria every year. those who get very sick are in africa. >> every year half a million are dying of malaria and this medicine in combination with some other means have reduced this into half wii is really a big benefit to ma mankind. >> shared with a japanese industrialist and irish william campbell. to cure river blindness. diseases from mosquitos flies
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and parasites. the nobel committee says the break throughs these three have made to improve human health and reduce suffering are immeasurable. caroline malone, al jazeera. >> you can get the latest at i'm ali velshi. "on target" tonight, america's longest war, what was really gained in afghanistan 14 years since the first bombs fell ? the news that taliban fighters in afghanistan had taken over the northern city of kunduz last week was bad enough. it meant that afghan government forces had handed the taliban a huge prize: the capture of a