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where technology meets humanity... saturday, 6:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. thousands turn out to mourn 95 vic sims of a police rally in turkey and accuse the president of fermenting violence good to have you with us, you are watching al jazeera live from london. there are accusations against the israelis of excessive force. 24 palestinians and four israelis died in the latest violence.
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the iraqi forces say they hit a convoy carrying abu bakr al-baghdadi. and bolivians fight for the light to clean running water. >> the agony was mixed with the anger as thousands went outs on the streets to mourn 97 killed in bomb blasts at a peace rally in ankara, turkey. turkish rebels or islamic state ministers were responsible. there has been accusations that the country's per cent is intensifying a crackdown on groups to help him win an election. mohammed jamjoom is our correspondent in ankara. with emotions as raw as the day was sad, the mourners raged and cried in equal measure. mothers and aunts, unable to
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believe and unwilling to accept their loved ones were gone. about to bury the bodies of those activists who were attacked even as they called for peace. the day after people here in ankara are still stunned. thousands gathered, leftists, unionists and pro-kurdish activists made up the crowd, with placards to protest and carnations to commemorate. this man lost his best friend. at first he could barely express himself. >> translation: i just don't know what to say. i have no words. >> reporter: but then he, like others, began to question why this happened. how can anyone carry out this kind of massacre. we advocate peace. who fears peace. if anyone fears anything, it should be war, not peace.
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>> reporter: some are frustrated with the government. frustration that could be heard in chants accusing recep tayyip erdogan of having made the country less safe, especially for members of the kurdish population. >> many at the rally are venting >> many at the rally are venting their anger. more are overwhelmed with grief, still shocked at the attacks that happened and fearful that more could happen in the weeks to come. >> dread, they say, won't stop their demand for peace. >> i am afraid, but one thing we know, the more we fear, the situation worsen. today we have to tight if we want to leave a better future for the next generation. >> with parliamentary elections around the corner and a continuing conflict with the armed group p.k.k., more and more say unity is needed, even as political divisions grow every day.
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soon after filing that report, mohammed jamjoom sent us this about the tensions he feels is becoming obvious. >> this evening in a kurdish city in the south-east. you had clashes going on, possibly around 10,000 people that were out, chanting anti-government slogans, it's not new to have the demonstration, because there is a lot of kurdish anger here. the fact that so many are coming out and there's grief and shock, there's so much grief and shock. it's a worrying development in turkey. it's worrying at a time when it is ensnared in more and more conflict. that is something causing consternation. they are going after i.s.i.l., the workers party, p.k.k. in northern iraq and south-eastern turkey, and more and more forces are killed by the p.k.k. because the peace process has all but
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collapsed. so many different conflicts and fronts at a time when anger is rising towards the government the government in israel brought in new emergency measures as violence continues. the measures include minimum prison sentences for palestinians that throw rocks, and/or fire bombs. in the latest trouble, two israeli soldiers were wounded in an attack near a kibbutz in northern israel. it began, it appears, at the start of october, when two israeli settlers were shot and killed in the occupied west bank. since then, 24 palestinians lost their lives. four israelis died, and on sunday an israeli air strike in gaza killed a pregnant woman and
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her 3-year-old daughter. israel said it was targetting to hamas weapons manufacturing facilities. >> human rights watch has a report n international laws. an an israeli cabinet has been discussions the crisis, this report from hama. >> reporter: with each funeral the rage increases. here the bodies of a 27-year-old carried to his resting place. those accompanying him vowing his blood was not spilt in vain, and they'll continue to protect the al-aqsa compound. the fiercest confrontation in nab lass. the protest called by a university. despite the show of force, the demonstrators were undeterred. >> israel's retaliation was fierce, more than 50 hit by live
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ammunition. >> nothing will stop us from protecting al-aqsa and the intifada. we call on the world, we are dying, young people, children, elderly in the name of the al-aqsa. the arabs should help it, it's not up to the palestinians to defend it alone. >> the anger is spreading to areas of the occupied west bank. to the north, to bethlehem and hebron in the south, and here in ramallah, where there has been daily fighting over the past week. >> many of the youth that joined the protest and confrontations is not only venting frustration towards israel, but about showing solidarity to palestinians living in other parts of the occupied west bank and gaza. >> 22 years old, often this woman joins the process. part of the post oslo generation and says the accords are despicable and should be
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scrapped. >> translation: our leadership is calling for calm. why, who does it benefit. the people of israel, not us. i don't know what freedom means. i live in a prison. if you try to go out to the city, you live near a checkpoint. you are humiliated because you want to go out of your city. sometimes you are turned around for no reason. it's a prison. >> reporter: like many youth they are affected by social media going viral, showing palestinian suspects shot dead by israeli forces. many feel their lives could have been spared. it's these images that give the youth this chance to continue fighting for the cause in the last few hours we received more information about a stabbing incident outside a kibbutz in the north of israel. four israelis injured, two
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soldiers. more from mike hanna. >> in this particular case, they say the assailant was arrested. in a number of these incidents they had been shot dead on the spot, leading to claims by several human rights organizations that police are using excessive force, the police say that each and every situation is dealt with as the situation demands. they insist that in each of the cases where palestinians have been shot and killed. the police officers have felt their lives threatened, or the lives of those close by. once again, the allegations made by human rights organizations, unlikely to be any reaction from the israeli government, any formal reaction. instead, at the end of a meeting the israeli government announces new legislation will be
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introduced, legislation that establishes prison sentences for those that carry out attacks with stones or fire crackers or any object. also, as well, that the parents of minors that take part in such activities will be fine. this is an intensivication of legislation aimed at curtail ght the activities of those that demant. one part of the israeli population not satisfied with the counter situation at all, the palestinian israeli segment - 20% of the total population called for a general strike on tuesday to protest against the binyamin netanyahu government, and demonstrations planned in areas through the course of the like. >> in gaza, dozens attended the funeral of a pregnant woman and her 3-year-old caughter killed by an air strike. as wonder. hamas was targetting a facility.
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palestinian officials say the woman and her daughter live near the site and were kill when their house collapsed. >> coming up on the programme, syrian rebels struggling to defend their territory. >> experts in the u.s. say the shooting of a 12-year-old boy carrying a toy pistol was reasonable. that's what i want.
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>> give me all you've got. >> now. >> bootcamp... >> stop your whinin'. >> for bad kids. >> if they get a little dirty, so what. >> we have shackles, we have a spit bag. >> they're still having nightmares. >> if you can't straighten out your kids... >> they're mine. >> this is the true definition of tough love. the headlines - there has been a memorial held to remember the 97 that died in explosions
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on seat in the turkish capital ankara. it was confirmed there were two male suicide bombers who carried out the attacks. israel's government brought in emergency measures as unrest continues. 24 palestinians killed by israeli forces. four israelis died. in gaza city, four at a funeral for a pregnant woman and her 3-year-old daughter the iraq oil military is saying its -- iraqi military is saying its air force hit a convoy believed to carry abu bakr al-baghdadi, leader of i.s.i.l. and islamic state of iraq and levant. it was in the western province of app bar. military sources say a number of unidentified i.s.i.l. leaders were killed in the attack, but abu bakr al-baghdadi was not one of those. our correspondent has been following the story from baghdad. >> according to a statement from the iraqi military, i.s.i.l.
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leader abu bakr al-baghdadi was in a convoy that was targeted in an air strike by the iraqi air force as it was on its way to a meeting in the western iraqi town, 5km away from the border with syria. in this statement from the military, is said that it would release the name of those killed in the strike, but it made the point of saying it did not know the condition of baghdadi. it needs to be said that over the past year there has been several reports which said that abu bakr al-baghdadi has been seriously wounded in various attacks by the iraqi military. those reports have either been denied by i.s.i.l., or no evidence was presented to prove that baghdadi was in serious
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condition or seriously poor health continue. it lends to the mystique of a man rarely seen in public, a man who, of course, is perhaps the most wanted in the world, a man who has a $10 million bounty on his head. >> the russian president vladimir putin had a meeting with saudi arabians defence minister to discuss a shared aim to defeat i.s.i.l. pictures have been released by russian authorities. they say they are of the air strikes which they believed has destroyed 53 i.s.i.l. positions. the meet was held to address riyadh's concerns and both want to prevent a terrorist cal fate in syria rebels say they are struggling to defend their captured territories. zeina khodr has more.
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>> reporter: they are pushing into opposition territory. this is the first major coordinated assault by the syria army and the russian air force since moscow intervened. for the syrian government the threat is not i.s.i.l., but opposition groups. >> translation: rebels are losing. they are coming under attack from the syrian regime, i.s.i.l., the russian army. the russian air strikes are weakening the rebels, opposition is no longer advancing, about the is hanging on to territory, especially in aleppo. >> in aleppo, the opposition has lost ground. they lost ground to i.s.i.l., whose fighters stormed into the countryside, capturing the villages. it is a significant advance. the opposition says i.s.i.l. launched the assault while rebel forces were focused on reinforcing other fronts. this is the only road leading to districts in aleppo districts. the army is within firing range
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of the road, cutting it off within besieged areas of the city. i.s.i.l. is closer than ever to what was once a syrian capital. syrians in general, and aleppo fear the war was abandoned. russia is hitting rebels. and the not i.s.i.l. the so-called friends of the opposition will have little help. immediate help to stop i.s.i.l. advances and strikes is needed. >> on the ground opposition groups are fighting back, and are promising that hamas will be the graveyard for invading armies. the government with russian backing is as determined. it wants to end the presence of the opposition. >> before the campaign, the rebels had the upper hand and were threatening the government on a number of fronts, sales in -- especially in the province of latakia. the campaign put the rebels on
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the defensive. they are facing pressure from many fronts, and from many enemies. an attack on foreign troops in kabul - a suicide bomber attacked during a sunday morning rush hour. the explosion is so fierce it flipped an armoured vehicle on to the side. three civilians said to have been injured. no official confirmation of military fatalities. >> well, the voting is all over in belarus's presidential elections. the president, the man in charge, alexander lukashenko, it has been suggested he has gained more than 80% of the vote, winning a fifth successive term. this is in the former soviet republic where he's been in power. >> neave barker reports. >> reporter: as president
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alexander lukashenko cast his vote, there was already very little doubt over the result. despite falling wages and a shrinking economy, alexander lukashenko's held on to power for more than two decades, making him europe's longest running leader and belarus, according to washington, europe's last dictatorship. >> he says three rivals for the presidency. they are expected to make little impact. but they'll watch closely for a drop in support. >> it will be bad if this time less people nan in previous elections vote for me. it means people will leave me, they are not satisfied with decisions of my policy. it's important to hold on to the level of support i had in previous elections. five years ago alexander lukashenko's re-election led to mass protests and the gaoling of leading opposition figures. the e.u. responded by imposing economic sanctions on officials
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and companies. >> since then, alexander lukashenko cast himself as the guarantee of stability, an image held by the eurozone crisis and the war in neighbouring ukraine. for a while political opponents continue to be gaoled. the e.u. says it will temporarily lift sanctions, provided the election takes place without incident. opposition figures, including the nobel literature laureate are against the room. >> it doesn't matter to alexander lukashenko how we vote. as stalin said, it's not important who votes or how they vote, what is important is who counts the votes. that is important here. >> in recent years alexander lukashenko capitalize said on detentions, acting as a mediator in peace talks. at home, tactics helped to enhance his international image, adding to his pop ute labor
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party at home. >> -- popularity at home. this has never been about whether alexander lukashenko will win, but how much the refugee crisis facing europe is one of those issues discussed at a meeting of international lenders in peru. the world bank and the i.m.f. says more needs to be done. they announced a plan to raise money for them and the european nation's hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees. >> a white police officer who shot and killed a black 12-year-old boy carrying a toy gun in the u.s. was justified in what he did, according to two outside experts. the conclusions were ahead of a grand jury decision on whether criminal charges are warranted in the case of tamir rice. alan fisher reports. >> reporter: it was a video shocking the u.s. and the world, a 12-year-old playing in a park with a gun. it missed the orang part that indicates it is a toy.
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it was enough to scare someone, a man seen in the background, into calling the police. he said it was probably fake. but that was not passed on to the officer who fired the fatal shots within seconds of arriving on the scene, or his partner. he had no idea the victim was 12 years old. anger brought protesters on to the streets. it was seen as a case of excessive police violence against the black community. >> i want to thank everyone for supporting my little brother. i don't know why he did that. he was 12. he wanted to play basketball or the m b.a. local prosecutors commissioned expert reports into the incident. they have been released.
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>> former denver prosecutor wrote that there could be no doubt that the death was tragic, and when one considers his age, heart-breaking. for all reasons scuffed. -- discussed: the former fbi agent concluded: tamir rice's family say the report is part of a whitewash. a grand jury will decide if the police officer involved will be charged iran says it has made a ruling in the spy trial of the u.s. reporter of jason rezian. "the washington post" bureau chief was arrested in july. the iran judiciary won't reveal
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what it is but says it is not final. >> reporter: outside the headquarters of the "the washington post", reminding passers-by that for 400 days, one of their own, jason rezian has been held in captivity. his formered score says rezie yn's time in prison has been difficult. >> jason has been isolated in custody, spending a lot of months in solitary confinement, having little contact with the outside world. >> he was arrested, along with his journalist wife and two photo journalists in july 2014. all released except for rezaian. charged with espionage and tried in secret inside the court. his family maintained rezian is incident. -- enjoyment. >> since he was a little boy my son loved iraq. he has made a career of sharing
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its beauty with others. >> reseighan was born in california, and holes duel citizen shch. he joined the "the washington post" in 2012. the newspaper called for his release. the president of the united states in a black tie prison spoke about his imprison. >> jason has been in prison in tehran for nothing more than writing about the hopes and fears of the iranian people. >> there was negotiations with world powers to limit the nuclear programme, that reseighan and two others would be freed as part of the deal. the white house maintained issues are separate. the agreement was signed without their release. rezian's time behind bars has been troubling for the foreign editor, and says the trend of logging up journalists are alarming. >> we are used to the threat from armies and wars. what we have seen is troubling.
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the governments seem to arrest a journalist for the crime of doing nothing more than acting as journalists. >> and paying a price for attempting to tell the stories governments often don't want to be told. >> the bolivian president evo morales organized a summit to give ordinary people in his country a voice. one of the biggest problems they face in bolivia is access to clean running water. we sent daniel schweimler to bolivia to find out more about the difficulties and the promises of hope. sophia wants clean running water so she doesn't have to climb to the tank every morning. or pay $6 she can't afford to fill it with three weeks supply of water. she pays more than the wealthy
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residents, connected to a working system. speaking her native language to a translator, she tells me she waits unsure whether her limited supply of water will cover the family's lead. carlos heads the water committee, unable to raise the funds to renovate the system. >> translation: the water will never reach us, how many years they build a proper system. they will have one by 2018 if they start work now. there are no funds. >> reporter: this and other neighbourhoods gained control after the people won what was known as the water war. thousands rebelled when the water system was bought by a foreign company and prices rocketed. water is the issue here. who owns it? who protects it? who distributes it? it's an ideal venue for an international conference looking at the mistakes made and lessons learnt, lessons that the rest of
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world are facing. >> 15 years after the water war, half the population does not have access to running water and relies on trucks for expensive deliveries. >> we won control of the water belonging to everyone and that should be managed by everyone, quality is poor. it's management and access. some neighbourhoods have little or no access. wells are running dry while authorities fight a battle. cleaning up lakes and rivers. >> the water war was an historic achievement which many studied, unfortunately real progress since 2000 until the present day. it was said that the water wall was a victory for the people over international corporations. until the whole population was
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in access. the fight will continue more on that story and the climate change summit in bolivia, and the major headlines if you go to tonight free speech is the bedrock of a free society, some thing limiting that endangers and diminishing society, a new law, theory may be there, many wonder how it will work in practice. it's time to get real about which values we share with saudi arabia. i'm ali velshi, this is "third rail". too many times