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iraqi kurdish fighters raise a huge flag -- hello there. you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up on the program, five years to the day that her house arrest ended, her party passes the threshold for -- after a suicide attack which killed 43 people.
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plus. >> after a hard fought battle in south korea, meet asias first shopstick champion. >> for more than a year, it's been the site of massacres and enslavement. now fighters have recaptured sinjaar from isil. fighters say they encountered little resistance. isil killed or enslaved thousands of people from the yazidi when its fighters took over sinjaar in the last year. day's later, the start of a broader coalition campaign against the armed group. sinjaar has huge strategic value. it sits on highway 47 which isil
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has been using to move supplies and fighters. the highway is also part of a network of roads that linked two of isil's strong holds. we have a report from just outside sinjaar now. >>reporter: they've been arriving here since thursday hoping to go home to sinjaar town. this is northern iraq. one of the routes into sinjaar and an important supply line. >> i just don't want to be here anymore. i don't care whether my house is burnt to the ground. >> they won't let people leave here because they say they need to clear and hold the town
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itself. they've used the tactic to devastating affect before. they parked boob by traps and parked car bombs in the areas that they've fled. >> they say that they need to be clear and secure before anyone can return. that decision has angered many here who say they just want to go back to their homes. >> why won't they let us through? i'm not a soldier but i'm wearing our military uniform to show solidarity with our troops. i just want to go home. i don't want to live in the camps anymore. >> the kurdish forces -- without doubt, the liberation will have
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a big impact on liberatiing mosl too. god willing. it could be the turning point. >> meanwhile, the crimes committed against the yazidi's are being described as genocide by the u.s. holocaust museum. it accuses the international community and local leaders from failing to recognize the signs. >> more than 17 months after iraqi forces lost the province, its yazidi people have become the starkest example of the devastation committed by isil. hundreds of thousands displaced. thousands killed or enslaved.
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>> it's the intent that is the critical factor, not destroying the entire group. in this case, that intent exists. >> they have followed a long history of oppression. >> we believe that there was an ab ab ab abun a lot of signs going back for years putting them at risk. they will need humanitarian aid and physical protection. one activist says when isil is defeated, its victims must not take justice into their own hands with re-s reprisals. >> bringing isil to justice will require hard evidence of their
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atrocities and campaigners are worried about gaps in the documentation. but this report is an important step in the effort to bare witness. >> the u.s. says it's launched air strikes in syria targeting the british isil fighter widely known as jihadi john. but the pentagon has not confirmed whether he was actually killed. he has appeared in a series of isil videos showing the murders of at least six civilian hostages. david cameron has praised the operation which was carried out with the help of u.k. intelligence services. >> he's a barack obamaic murder. he was shown in those sickening videos of the murders of british aid workers. he's a danger to the entire
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world. he was isil's lead executioner and never let us forget that he killed many, many muslims too. and he was intent on murdering many more people. so this was an act of self-defense. it was the right thing to do. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry has been in tunisia discussing political and economic support. the u.s. says it's considering a loan guarantee of $500 million requested by tunisia. america wants tunisia to succeed. tunisia is where the arab spring was born. it is where it distinctly
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continues to bloom in ways that are defining the possibilities for other countries in the the region. two israelis killed in the occupied west bank. in a separate incident there, palestinian medics say that the israeli army shot dead a palestinian during protests. let's get more from west jerusalem. what more do we know about this latest attack? >>reporter: well, the emergency medical services did confirm that two israelis died in this attack. a father of 40 years old and his son of 18. they were traveling with their family in a van south of hebron near a jewish settlement. the statement released says it was a drive-by shooting. some reports suggest the
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attacker was standing outside of his car. now, there is a manhunt going on at the moment because the attacker managed to escape. that manhunt does involve the israeli military, the police, and israels internal security services. we also know that the prime minister is still in the united states and has vowed to bring to justice this attacker or maybe more. we still don't have any details about that nor where he comes from. he called this act a heinous act, quote. >> obviously this comes over a month since the beginning of october of an escalation of attacks like this. 82 palestinians are dead and 10 israelis. >> it is a very tense town at
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the best of times. as you said earlier, a palestinian also died today. there were clashes earlier today. he died of his wounds later in hospital. that is something that keeps on going on and on. you have about 800 jewish settlers who live in the middle of the city 175,000 more or less palestinians. there is a lot of tension. sometimes they come under attack and nothing happens. and then you have the retaliation for anything that happens. it's really tit for tat.
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just yesterday there was a group of under cover forces that went into a situation.
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>> and it's been -- while i was in jail, i didn't even dream of one day that we'd be liberated.
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>> sunday, people came out in huge numbers and overwhelmingly demonstrated steps towards democracy. in 2010 we had to sneak into the country to cover it and a few days later we were here outside the home of the nlb's leader as she was released from her final sentence of house arrest. >> now many of the same people who held her captive and tried so hard to keep her and her party out of the picture are preparing to hand them control of the country. but she herself can't become president because she has immediate family members who are foreign citizens. she has not said who she will put forward but the 70-year-old has made it clear that she'll be calling the shots. the pressure will now be on her and her mps to deliver on decades of campaigning for things like human rights.
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one of the big problems facing the country is religious intolerance. they're regarded as illegal immigrants from neighboring bangladesh and many of them are confined to camps. they hope the nld will offer them citizenship but the reality may be different. >> they are just muslims who came from bangladesh. we do not recognize them. it's a big problem now on our shoulders. records clearly many challenges are ahead as they transition from democracy campaigner to the government. still to come in this half hour, the latest from brundi as concerns grow that violence
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there could spiral out of control. and discussions over whether to ban russia from the olympics over doping allegations.
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>> election officials have confirmed that the party has won a land slide victory. they're unable to become president herself. >> a day of mourning has been declared in lebanon after a bombing by isil killed 43 people in a southern suburb of beirut controlled by hezbollah which has been fighting along side al assad's forces in syria. >> one by one, they're laid to rest. those killed were civilians. people who were either store owners, shoppers, heading or leaving home or just passing by. they died in an attack that targeted the base of the lebanon hezbollah movement, the shiie
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shiite shiite community. and if the aim was to turn the people against the armed group, it did not take long. >> personally i was against the decision for hezbollah to involve in syria but right now i'm convinced they were right. they're taking proactive action and not waiting for isis to come. >>reporter: officials have condemned the attacks. it was a rare show of national unity in a deeply divided community. the bombings came at a time when the group is stepping up involvement in war. already hundreds of men have been killed across the border in syria and this is how many say hezbollah's enemies are retaliating. thursdays bombs are being
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described as the worst in years. the intention was to kill as many civilians as possible. the area targeted is a residential neighborhood and a busy market. >> the casualty toll could have been higher if the third attacker had managed to debt nate his attackers, but he died in had the bombings. the fear now is a repeat of a series of attacks in 2013 and last year against targets linked to hezbollah. then like now the victims were civilians, and then like now the message being sent is the same, we will not back down. brundis government and opposition are calling for urgent talks to pull the
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country -- at least 240 people have been killed and more than 200,000 have fled the country. brundi's foreign manslaughter -- some of our concerns. so we are really keen to make sure that everything is done properly and following the
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internationally-accepted standards that no human rights violations should be accepted. that's despite the interior minister saying earlier it was holding off on the plan. . meanwhile bulgariaen authorities have been charged with violence against refugees based on the testimony of migrants walking through bulgaria to serbia. they've reported alleged beatings and extortion by police and other law enforcement.
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teenagers are those who say they've fallen victim to the violence including a 15-year-old boy who suffered a broken nose. bulgaria's government has yet to respond to the allegations. the media officer of the humanitarian rights campaign is with us. thank you for being here. here we're not talking about people smugglers. here, the allegations are indirectly at the police. so just tell us a little bit more about it. >> it's very shocking. what is most shocking is that every person who was interviewed who has had contact with the police has experienced abuse and ill treatment. so the 110 people interviewed, 88 of them have had that contact with the police and 88 of them have had their money taken, phone taken, been beaten, dogs
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set on them. a list of really brutal forms of treatment from police in bulgaria. >> and the government has yet to respond to allegations. also the eu. >> bulgaria has given its initial response. the interior minister said that she hoped these allegations could be disproved but bulgaria was not able to control all the officers in the field. this does not sound like a very strong denial from the government. so it makes me feel that there are things to investigate here. >> what is the eu looking at? >> their primary responsibility is looking into the government of bulgaria.
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there's an ombudniss member. they need to put pressure on bulgaria. obviously we've been talking about this escalating crisis in eastern europe for months now. we've seen some up already. a lot of the countries not wanting to have anything to do with these flows of refugees. you get the sense the situation is actually getting worse because the eu's inability to have an overview of the whole thing. it's a european crisis and an inability to find consensus on how to deal with things. what started, we had hungarian
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leaders making statements. there were some allegations of abuse in bulgaria, human rights organizations have been hearing them for about five months now. we had three weeks ago, an afghan killed, shot by the bulgarian police. that's why this report was put together to answer the proper account of people arriving just to see what the scale was. and it is shocking. >> and you've brought us the news that the government has started an investigation. it will be very interesting to see what comes out of it. >> a woman in germany found a
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body and officers say they want to question a 45-year-old woman who used to live at the address where all the bodies were discovered. there have been several cases like this in germany over the years. the worst being a woman killing eight of her newborns in 2008. >> athletic's world governing body will decide the fate of russia with the possibility of a ban that could extend into next year's olympic games. they're meeting by conference call in the wake of monday's allegations of russian state sponsoring of doping. they could be ruled out of the olympics next year in rio if they don't make major reforms. she's just six years old but is south korea's first chopstick
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child prodigy. >>reporter: all big sporting events requiring opening ceremonies these days. four to six-year-olds are prepared to do combat in front of cameras broadcasting to the nation. the weapons of choice, the first-ever international festival devoted to chopsticks. some thrive. some wilt under the pressure. some enjoy the lime light just a little too much. >> but one girl stands out. ice cool, a class above. 6-year-old shim yu bin is declared south korea's chopstick prodigy. >> i practiced with my mom a lot so i was able to move a lot of beans. i practiced a lot.
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>>reporter: it's all part of a festival linking a city in south korea with one each in japan and china. officials decided to make a shared festival for countries going back a thousand years. >> the chopsticks divide as well as unite. korean ones are metal and flat sided. japanese ones are perfect for picking at fish >> the medium sized metal chop stick you find her is the perfect compromise. there is the saving grace that you can eat a lot of korean food perfectly politely with a spoon. >>reporter: back in the hall it's the final of the team event. after day of practice, victory is sweet.
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>> i'm so happy my body could fly away. each of us put in the work. we practiceded hard. >> and with prize money of nearly $1,000 they can afford to eat well as well as skillfully at their celebration dinner. >> good for them. more on the website. taking -- how stupid are the people of iowa. how stupid are the people of the country. the republican presidential

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