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the islamic state of iraq and levant says it was behind a state of suicide bombings in the yemeni city of aden welcome to al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. coming up in the next half our, the palestinian president calls for calm following unrest in the occupied west bank. >> a u-turn on the afghan hospital attack. u.s. officials change their story again and admit the building was mistakenly targeted rioting inmates take hostages on to the roof of an
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overcrowded prison in brazil the islamic state of iraq and levant claimed responsibility for four suicide bombs in the yemeni city of aiden. 11 troops and soldiers fighting for the saudi-led coalition were killed. attacks targeted a hotel used by the government as informal headquarters and a villa occupied by coalition forces these are the four suicide bombers i.s.i.l. says was behind the attacks. they drove cars packed with explosive into a hotel, where government leaders based their headquarters. this is the moment that the hotel was hit. a compound used by soldiers from the united arab emirates was also targeted. >> i heard huge explosions and
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rushed to the area. i was told two armoured vehicles drove through checkpoints and exploded inside the compound used by u.a.e. soldiers. >> reporter: earlier coalition and government forces blamed the houthi fighters and troops loyal to former president bashar al-assad for the attacks. i.s.i.l. has emerged as a force in yemen over the last year. in this video, posted on sunday, it's fighters are shown distributing pamphlets in aden, and fighting against the houthis in different parts of the country. >> i.s.i.l. also claimed responsibility for a series of attacks targetting shia mosques like this, in the capital sanaa last month. i.s.i.l. is expanding in areas formerly under the control of aqab, known as al qaeda in the
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arabian pennizuala. the attack in aden is not the first time that coalition forces in yemen have been targeted. last months dozens of coalition soldiers were killed in an attack, the highest number in a single attack since the start of a military campaign in yemen 7 months ago. many are worried the attacks in aden will further inflame the war na yemen christopher swiss is a professor, and questions i.s.i.l.'s role in the attack. >> i'm not surprised at the claim or the attacks. we need to be careful about verifying the claim given the fact that i.s.i.l. has not had much of a presence in yemen, and to the extent they have, it's
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been characterised by tweets and instant messages and press releases and provisions in the realm. proppa canned e -- propaganda. >> organizations like i.s.i.l., like al qaeda and the arabian peninsula and other successful organizations have a strong interest in making it look like they are everywhere, season if they are not. one of the ways to do that is through social media, propaganda. over the last few months, i.s.i.l. is making a play. but we have not seen a large number of fighters. if you look at where i.s.i.l. is operating, they are going out in the river valleys. as for some in the region, we have to remember they are active in southern yemen, including in
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the region around aden. including those that oppose the saudi-led coalition. that would have had an interest in perpetrating this kind of attack, making it look like a thissed third party adversary may have been involved. >> amnesty international condemned the ongoing violence in yemen by both sides. between may and july, amnesty documented 13 individual air strikes, killing 59 civilians. the organization has been calling for the superannuation of transferring certain weapons. they were calling on members of the coalition. ending in discriminate attacks on targets. and to stop using all types of cluster bomb munitions. america admitted to mistakenly targetting an afghan
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hospital, killing 22 people. a senior u.s. general says the decision to bomb the hospital was made by u.s. forces and afghan troops as previously claimed. the charity doctors without borders is demanding an independent investigation. u.s. state department correspondent rosalind jordan reports. >> reporter: the doctors without borders in kunduz is still closed after u.s. forced bombed it on saturday. the top u.s. general called it a mistake. >> on saturday we backed up forces. to be clear the decision to provide aerial fire was a u.s. decision, made within the u.s. chain of command. a hospital was mistakenly struck, we would never target a medical facility. >> doctors without borders want
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an outside proib. it accuses the u.s. of committing a war crime. >> do you object to an investigation by an independent body, of what happened? >> i have trust and confidence in the folks that do the investigation for n.a.t.o., for dod and any afghan partners. all are tough questions. they'll get thafr that. >> the hospital bombing reignited questions. >> as we pull out the taliban will undertake a high level of attack. once we have stepped off the battlefield. the question is whether or not afghans are willing and able to fight. and whether they'll do that. >> the first reports on the bombing should be completed by november. they will not answer the larger question. whether the u.s. should involve
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more involved, not less, in afghanistan's efforts to defend itself israel says it's lifting restrictions on muslims end the al-aqsa. muslim men under 50 have been banned. hundreds of palestinians across the west bank have been protesting after a crack down. mike hanna has the story. the crackdown in the occupied west bang resumed before down. israeli army ransacked several houses. the resistance was fierce, but limited. then in occupied east jerusalem, the homes of two men who had been involved in attacks against israelis. neighbours say it was an act of calculated cruelty, gip that the attacks occurred nearly a year ago. the p.l.o. skibbes it as yet
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another illegal act of collective punishment. >> yesterday at midnight army forces came and raided the houses and assaulted the residents. they started hitting people and ordered us to evacuate from the building without prewarning. we were evacuated to the street. >> while in bethlehem, the funeral of 13-year-old abdo rakhman, who was shot and killed - his family adamant there was no protests at the time of shooting. >> my son went to school. he finished. there were no clashes at home. they shot him. >> in ramallah, protesters dispersed by rubber coated bullets. gunshots were also fired. >> as palestinian frustration mounts, so, too, pressure on the
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palestinian leader. there are questions from the hamas leadership in gaza as to the natures of security cooperation with israel, and questions from within his own p.l.o. factions as to whether he intends to abandon the oslo accords, fundamental framework for whatever relationship exists with israel. >> at a meeting, mahmoud abbas made clear his believe that under occupation palestinians are forced to defend themselves. >> translation: when a group of settlers come and attack a village, what do you expect the response to be. leave us alone, we are not the ones who started it. israel came and accepted our hands. >> another day of rage. another day of israeli occupation. israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu defended the tight security measures, he blames
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palestinian political parties for inciting the recent violence. >> using additional security forces. they have clear instructions to act against any danger to life - their own and to innocent people, and we are taking other steps. a lot of this goes back to incitement from hamas, from the palestinian authorities, from the islamist movement itself, in which it is spread, israel will change the status quo. we are the guarantees of the sacred site of islam, we are the reasons that the sacred sites do not look like it. >> the president of the european council has defended europe's handing of the refugee crisis. he describes europe as the most open and tolerant faith.
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he warns that russia's military intervention risks increasing the numbers of refugees seeking shelter in europe. >> if the state of refugees because of russia and iran's involvement in syria, could result in more refugees. according to turkish estimates, another 3 million potential refugees may come from aleppo and its neighbourhood. >> still ahead on al jazeera. europe gives facebook a thumb's down over the way it sends data to the united states. and a fish that walked on land is one of more than 200 species that had been pound in the himalayas.
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welcome back. a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. i.s.i.l. says it's behind a series of suicide attacks in the yemeni city of aden. 15 were killed in the assault, including four soldiers from the saudi-led coalition. palestinians in the occupied west bank are protesting against raids and arrests by israeli forces. tensions have erupted, deaths on both sides. the u.s. commander in afghanistan admitted that an air strike on a hospital was a mistake. changes are being made to avoid
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a similar situation. 22 people were killed on saturday. >> n.a.t.o. is rejecting russia's explanation for why its fighter jets violated turkish air space. the secretary says the incidents appear to have been intentional. >> rory challands reports from moscow. >> reporter: russian bombs fall on syria once more. 15 sortees flown on monday, according to the defence ministry. 10 air strikes carried out. on the ground syrians have been filming and uploading footage that shows the explosive work of the russian air force. diplomatic fireworks are continuing. n.a.t.o.'s secretary-general doubts russia's accounts of an incursion into the work space, as a mistake caused by bad weather. >> i will not speculate on the multis. i will reiterate or restate that this is a serious violation of
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turkey's airspace, it should not happen again. >> the turkey president on a visit to brussels, hits out at the syrian campaign. >> russia is still there. at the moment they are carrying out operations in syria, trying to create an air base in syria and violate our air space at the same time. we cannot tolerate this type of thing, n.a.t.o. took a tough line against this, i'm convinced it will do so. aggression against turkey is aggression against n.a.t.o. >> moscow is happy to work to prevent misunderstandings. washington feels moscow is keeping it in the dark about its operations. nonsense, says russia's foreign ministry at a press conference at which the international media was criticized.
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the spokesperson also told washington all it has to do is pick up the phone they'll call and check everything in order to allay concerns, and announce clear testament in public. after these conversations, that can take place at any moment, at the american side's request, if you don't have concerns, you may speak. first, you should check with us. >> despite russia and the u.s.-led coalition insisting that bombing campaigns are targetting i.s.i.l., the prospect of the merest of company ration is slap. moscow says the coalition's campaign is illegal under international law because it was not requested by the syrian government. the coalition says the russian planes are there to prop up a brutal dictator. >> despite n.a.t.o. warnings of a significant russian build up.
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moscow is ruling out a boots on the ground mission. it is content to fight the war from the skies 11 soldiers have been killed. 13 others were wounded in the attack. they are nurse are forces that attacked boko haram. the republic of congo set a date for a referendum to allow the president to run for a third term. the vote on changing the constitution will be held on october 25th. they won elections in 2002 and 2009. opposition groups are calling for protests. >> the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry, urged people in haiti to vote in upcoming elections. kerry says there's no chance of violence for people prosecutors in the united states are charging several u.n.
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officials with corruption. among the suspects is a former head of the u.n. secretary general assembly. he is accused of receiving bribes, john ash, from a chinese billionaire property dealer. president's at the penitentia penitentiary -- there has been a hostage situation in a prison. >> reporter: they are supposed to serve time for a crime. princer are in control of a unit at this state gaol. they are armed with knives and sticks, and the prisoners slatenned to throw hostages, fellow inmates, off the the roof in demands are not met. complaints have been heard before, continues are inhumane. there are nearly 600,000 people in prisons across the country, in cells designed to hold less
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than 300. >> people are waiting for trial, who are hold together with convicted prisoners. that's a violation of the law. >> the riot started on tuesday morning at a section that houses sexual offenders. prisoners smashing windows, setting part of the building on fire. other inmates were injured, trying to run away from the mob, fearing they would be taken hostage. the riots and major issues carry on inside. >> the international monetary fund says global economic growth will be at its lowest since 2009. they are forecasting a growth of
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3.1%. 2.4 from the prediction in july. >> europe's highest court struck down a trans-atlantic data deal used by thousands of companies like facebook to transfer data to the united states. the agreement which the u.s. and european commission signed 15 years ago found to violate the privacy rights of europeans. paul brennan explains. >> reporter: every day billions of dollars of electronic business is conducted between the united states and europe. legal contracts, personal data, deals and social media, all protected by a trans-atlantic privacy agreement called safe harbour. the european court of justice decided safe harbour can't be trusted. >> it impacts all aspects of business, personal data is anything from which a living individual can be identified. so that ranges from something as simple as an email signature block. to details in a library
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database. >> in 2013, former c.i.a. contractor edward snowden leaked classified documents revealing the scale and intrusiveness of covert snooping. it was those that prompted campaigner to bring the case to the european course. it was focused on the europe. whether it's photographs put on social media websites, credit cards or mutti million deals, all has to be stored on servers such as this. more often than not, if they are not in the european union, they are cited by the united states. under the agreement america decided to match the rules. what is clear and acknowledged by the court is spay agency suggests overrode and ignored rules. safe harbour is worthless.
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safe harbour insists it did nothing wrong. it declined a request and says iand governments ensure that they continue to provide reliable methods and resolve issues relating to national security. >> binding corps rules and consent for data. another solution is to make the spy agencies accountable. if i'm spied on. there's not an avenue. that is fundamentally imbalanced. if the u.s. commits an act. european citizens can have rites of action or that levels up the playing field across the atlantic, you can see that would be one way. it would be less controversial.
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>> under the e.u. rules, companies which contravene privacy face penalties relating to sums. new rules are on the way which impose fine of up to five" of turn over. the european ruling would spark a scramble to find new ways. >> the european union banned imports, said to contain high levels of pesticides. the ban is disproportionate. >> reporter: these are some of the banned products on sale at the market in nigeria's capital abuja. including beans, sesame sads, palm oil, dried fish, meet and other products. sami, who sells dried fish is angry about the e.u. decision. >> translation: nigerian foods don't can't tain harmed food pesticides.
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i invite people from around the world to test, and buy our food. it's organic, it's natural. if it contains harmful pesticides, it would affect us too. >> the e.u. found the organophosphate diclor us exceeded legal limits. >> it is unfortunate, it's blown out of proportion, because of some challenges within our supply chain back home. >> nigeria's agency for food and drug agency is trying to detect where the food with high pesticides are coming from. it's a huge challenge. every year the food safety agencies test about 2,000 random samples of food for high pesticide levels. the tests are a tiny fraction of what is consumed locally and exported and are dependent on
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food producers to bring in sampling. >> scientists blame corrupt food producers. >> many circumvent these processes and export. sometimes they pass through. they kind of subdivide the product, meaning the batch that was tested may not be the ones that are contaminated. >> the ban is bad news for traders and for nigeria. it wants to boost export of the agricultural products rather than relying on income from oil sales. more products will be tested to determine the source of the contaminant now, we hear about how the world's natural resources, vegetation and creatures are disappearing. is seems that planet earth can
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surprise us. the world wildlife fund says 200 species had been discovered in the himalayas. meet the walking 2-headed snake fish. it can breathe in water and survive on land for 4 days. >> it hides in dense forests. it was realized it was the new species. >> and a group of these little frogs were found hiding under the leaves during the rain storms, they are the only species to have bright blue eyes. this is one of three species of bananas discovered in the nearby himalayas. jake is curator of mammals at louisiana state university, they found a new species of rats in
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indonesia. it's no surprise that new species were being discovered today. >> we have been doing fieldwork on the island. it was a high elevation site where there's a lot of rain, very distinctive habitat. after a few days of working there, we copped this strange looking rat that we knew was unique, never seen by scientists before. we preserved specimens in museum for research purposes and go through the scientific literature and other collections and look for specimens that looked like the center. essentially. we described this has a new species. when i do fieldwork in the tropics on high elevation sites. if i don't find a species of
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mammal them i'm surprised from new species to a new nature reserve, that's what chernobyl has evolved into. it's been become 30 years since the worst disasters, it was declared a no-go zone for people, allowing nature to flourish. [ ♪ ] on"america tonight", learning lessons. a readyicly new approach to higher ed, but does it work. >> you see all the times that anyone spoke, typed anything. >> this is not even possible in a standard classroom. >> exactly. >> "america tonight" on whether this experiment in education may make the identifyie league reconsider its approach. also ahead, $100 million in likes. schools. >> i taught it would come and