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the globe. >> three who carried out the attacks were french nationals. a group of gunman and suicide bombers targeted six locations across the capital. police say they found an abandoned car in an eastern suburb of paris. one of the bombers of the concert hall has been identified as a 29-year-old paris native. some of his relatives have been taken into custody. >> passports have been found at the scene. as the details trickle in, this is looking for and more like a really complicated international
operation. >> the latest we've been hearing is that three british nationals were involved in the attacks. one was a 29-year-old french national. we are getting elements increasingly coming from belgium. we were aware even on saturday that there clearly was a belgian strand to this investigation because of a car that was rented for use in the attacks by someone based in belgium. belgian police arrested people.
at the moment in terms of the picture, in terms of identification. >> clearly, we are still at the very early stage of the investigations. it's not yet 48 hours since the attack, but this is an international inquiry rather than a purely french one. >> a lot of excitement and speculation about passports which have been found. tell us a little bit about the fact that is we actually know about what those passports tell us. a syrian passport has been found at one of the scenes of the attacks. we're not sure whether it was the concert convenient in you or
at the football stadium. the syrian passport that was found was apparently in the name of the person who was born in 1990, the greek authorities have been able to say that that document was registered as being used by a person who arrived on the boatful of refugees on the greek island of laros. we don't know whether the person carrying the passport was the person it actually belonged to. there's no way when you find a document at a scene of such carnage, you can't really say who it belonged to. 129 dead and 36 hours later, there are still 20 or 30 bodies not yet identified. it's too early to say who this passport belonged to.
it is french police suspect three attackers were french. the belgian police are talking about two from brussel in terms of what we know for sure. the majority of attackers appear to be european in terms of their nationality. >> people are gathered to pay tribute to the victims. we have a report on the first of three days of official mourning in france. >> two days after the attack, shock lingers. and grief. >> people gathered to pay their respects. the restaurants opposite one
another. >> we were almost expecting it. we knew it wasn't going to be the end after january, but when it happens, you're always surprised. you think it's not possible, not in paris, not like this, so brutally. the emotional scenes, of course, whispered conversations, the only sound really the hum of vehicle engines. this young woman is worried about an injured friend. >> i have a friend who was shot three times in her legs, and injuries to her face. she's in stable condition, but psychologically, it's going to be very, very difficult for her, for her friends and even her family. >> i have lots of respect for the victims and their families because i know the area very well. i come here all the time. we could have been hit, too, and
frankly, it's very upsetting. >> away from these locations, so solemn, so quiet, the police investigation is widening, taking in locations from belgium to montenegro to the isles of greece. >> that is not the concern here as people remember those killed in unseasonably mild weather as they ate and drank on a friday night out. >> i'm joined now by a lecturer at the university of baath in southern england. emergency measures were introduced in france, new anti-terror law and so on. have they failed? >> well, it's tough to say they failed. the french government has said in various staplings that they've managed to stop some attacks, actually. whether they failed entirely or not is a different question.
the type of attacks that took place on that friday, it might not be possible to keep these things from happening. they were very well organized. it wasn't something that wasn't planned, not predicted in a way, something planned, well coordinated. >> are attacks like this changing life in europe long term perhaps even, the border controls are being reimposed, armed soldiers patrolling with that talk of the foundations of schengen having been shaken. >> that is the aim of terrorists to change the lives of people and make them fearful, make them fearful of the other, be thee europeans or others. it's not just changing the life of europe between countries, but
between communities. i think it is succeeding and it will be very important to have politicians, leaders and commentators to have a very reasonable debate and steer away clearly from fear mongering, scare mongering. >> on that point of staying with the facts and staying away from fear mongering, one thing you don't often hear in the mainstream media, if you read back the last five years of anti terror reports going up until last year, at least. they show the majority of terror attacks committed in europe, largest component committed by the right wing groups. that reality being cued that helps the right wing parties themselves?
>> we cover other types of attacks. >> i think of it is true there might be different measure or different coverage when it comes to terrorism, muslim terrorism and other types of terrorism. attacks like friday don't happen that often and we can understand that there is a lot of coverage. >> all right, good to get your thoughts. thank you very much. >> stay with us here on the news hour, lots more to come, including kurdish fighters make a grim discovery after pushing isil out of the iraqi town of sip jar. plus, new warn ins, the philippines is not doing enough to protect children from sexual exploitation. >> the seven year wait could be over, as maria sharapova puts
russia within sights of another title. >> the paris attacks have provoked reactions from leading democrats hoping to replace u.s. president barack obama. kimberly reports from iowa where the final three democratic contenders for the presidency faced off. >> they came bearing signs of support with those still reeling from the paris attacks and now wanting answers from the democratic presidential candidates about how they prevent similar attacks in the united states. >> my heart goes out to everyone in paris and i feel a lot of -- their sense of loss. >> it's concerning to me about what's going to happen in the future and i want our presidential candidates talk about what we're going to do to protect our country. >> the mad rightior asked the
same question. better than san replying rival hillary clinton contributed to regional instability as a former u.s. senator, voting for the invasion of iraq in 2003. >> i would argue that the disastrous invasion of iraq, something that i strongly opposed has unraveled the region completely. >> i have said the invasion of iraq was a mistake, but i think if we're going to tackle the problems posed by jihadi extreme terrorism, we need to understand it. >> it was an exchange that dominated the debate and immediately following, had clinton's team struggling to spin. >> she has said that her vote for invading iraq was a mistake. >> but it wasn't just to acknowledge a mistake, does that go far enough? we can certainly all acknowledge
that it contributed to the instability in the region. >> ultimately, but that's the kind of thing that voters decide. >> in february, iowans will get their chance when the state holds the first presidential nominating contest. >> there were domestic issues discussed in the second democratic debate, but given it comes just one day after the paris attacks, the candidates' positions on battling isil are what are making headlines. >> the bodies of dozens of yazidi people have been made in rack after the town of sinjar was recaptured from isil fighters. the grave could be one of many. >> after the peshmerga advance swiftly into sinjar, evidence of isil's brutality comes to light. a peshmerga soldier places items that investigators say were
found on this site. they include bones, hair, and personal items. he said members of his family and relatives are buried here. he's angry at what happened. >> we understand this is war. we know people will die, but this is more. we will never forget what they did here. we will have our revenge. >> according to the u.n., isil killed 3,000 yazidi men and women when it took control of this region in june, 2014. the yazidi community practiced an ancient religion and isil considered them to be heretic and forced them to convert to islam or be killed. they enslaved young women. that sparked international condemnation and caused the u.s. to start airstrikes against isil. >> according to authorities, there could be hundreds of sights lime across the region. >> it is likely that more mass graves will be found. >> the head of the local intelligence department said it's further evidence of isil
violence. >> we keep finding evidence of their actions. this needs to be documented and recorded. >> it's up to this man to record that evidence. originally from sinjar, he's worked with the international criminal court for 13 years and now advises the kurdish regional government on more crimes and genocide. he said this attack took place august 15 and this grave contained 76 bodies, including young women and that it might qualify as genocide. >> they told us they managed to escape from isis, and they came to our center for interrogation and gathering evidence. i am leading that project. they told us about they'd been there and they told us that they had mentioned all the details, so this is evidence.
>> given the ferocity of the u.s. led coalition airstrikes and peshmerga advance, it's likely that vital evidence of killings in this found would be lost, but relief for yazidis that some evidence is being recovered. al jazeera, sinjar. >> egyptian police shot dead 15 asylum seekers in the sinai peninsula. they apparently ignored warning shots as they climbed the fence to try to get into israel. eight others were wounded. on:er poll and the f.b.i. warn the philippine government is a hub for a billion dollars cyber sex industry. an international operation has uncovered a pedophile ring reaching a global audience. in the first of our special series on child labor in the asia pacific region, we look at whether enough is being done to protect children. >> this is an operation that took two years to plan.
finally, police were able to rescue at least 11 chirp in the southern philippines. children were peddled by their own parents and relatives and forced into acts watched on the internet. many happened in far flung villages. abusers target children from impoverished communities. >> the f.b.i. estimates 700,000 predators go on line every hour in search of child pornography and philippine children are particularly vulnerable. the country is a hub for global cyber sex industry. the government is stepping up its fight against child pornography but admits resources are stretched. >> the number of government raids and arrests like this one are increasing, but so are the
number of dense. >> working undercover to track down on line child sex predators, the information he has given police here is he can be spect to lead to arrests in various countries. he is traumatized by what he's seen. >> it eats you as a journalist, it eats your soul, also, especially if you want to go into debt, as i have done. it has a traumatizing effect. parents dehumanize a child. they take a child and put in a monster. >> the rest of looked after by social welfare staff and will start a new life. some kids have been abused for more than five years, the youngest is six. she's been abused since the age of four. >> the social fabric has been
deeply damaged. i think it speaks to desperation and poverty. it has to be an absolute priority. it has to be first line priority, and i believe that it is being given enormous emphasis by the interagency consul against trafficking. >> many children here have lost their childhood to the growing cyber sex industry and many more filipino children need to be protected. >> one of the most remote place on earth and the wildlife that thrives there is under threat. that's according to conservationists who say the forests are being lost as an alarming rate. we are live from the republic of congo. i've heard you've had quite a
journey, tell us what you've been through just to get where you are. >> it's been a multi-day adventure. we started in the capitol of the republic of the congo, a two day drive to the nearest village here. after that, it's an hour long drive on unpaved roads, sometimes you have to clear out trees that have fallen, and then you take a canoe down two different rivers and when you get to the shore, it is a five hour hike. some of that is through waist high water and that meant our cameraman ended up pulling parasites off him as he climbed aboard. i was bitten by fire ants. it's been a veal adventure. this is a nature preserve in which endangered chimpanzees are protected from hunters and tourists. that is not the case throughout value africa where these
endangered species live. we spent time with those prime mates. take a look. >> these are the eyes of an endangered blood line. western low land gorillas can relax here in the republic of the conged wildlife preserve where they're protected from loggers and hunters. >> it's down time. >> >> they've gone from vulnerable to endangered to critically endangered approximate the in the past 60 years, hunting, dwindling habitat and ebola slashed their numbers 80%. there are perhaps 100,000 left. >> disease has been a major influence in certain areas, not all areas. hunting is certainly the most dangerous threat to them in their existence right now, but the spread of logging, agriculture is also impacting their environment. >> dave morgan of chicago's
lincoln park zoo preserved ape habitats in the congo for 16 years. >> the rest of the group is coming up behind here. >> he's helped turn animal hunters into wildlife trackers who now protect their former prey. >> this his the type of job that i feel good about and i can make a living from it. >> this is emily and her first baby, enos. we wear masks to make sure there is no exchange of disease either way. researches have spent years making sure they can be accustomed to human presence. despite threatened by logging, encroachment and being hunted for their meat, they are perfectly comfortable with us being this close. >> they craft their own tools to turn a termite mound into a meal, but even they have no defense against a dwindling habitat. there are as few as 170,000 than today. chimps are more territorial and less likely to survive a fourth move.
>> what happens with logging, you force one to be displaced right on top of another. once you get two communities going together, you really do going together, you really do see chimpanzee carnage. >> researchers spent years getting to know them through daily contact. that can be terrifying. >> a silver back will charge. >> charging you? >> charging the trackers and ourselves. it's risky. people get bitten. it's stressful. in the end, we think it's important to have a couple of groups here habituated so we can learn more about them and educate people about them. >> in persuading people to preserve the endangered habitats may be the last best hope for future generations like enos.
>> we're back at the triangle. let me ask you, today, you walked us around, we saw chimpanzee's, saw gorillas here. why do your research here? why not do it in the comfort of the lincoln park zoo in chicago. >> if you want to know about chimpanzees and gorillas and their behavior, what better place? my wife and i are inspired by this force. they're intact. we've got a team that makes it possible. the chimpanzees and gorillas have proven they are really unique and special, so that's why we're investing all this time and effort into studying them here. >> after spending 16 years studying what's going on here with the prime mates, what have you found out? >> we've found there's still a lot to be learned about both species. chimpanzees here have a complex tool kit that they'll use for
obtaining termites, ants and honey, so multiple circumstances. they've got tools that they've take to those mounds or those hives and retract what they're after, very special behavior. the other aspect is the coexistence, that they do interact with each other. they don't avoid each other which was previously thought before this research started. these are things that haven't, observed in other places, because this is such a special place. what are the biggest threats right now to these critically endangered western low land guerillas and endangered chimpanzees? >> hundredsing, the direct killing is a threat in most regions outside national parks in central africa. the other is habitat loss and habitat fragmentation, mechanized logging that doesn't use reduced impact logging procedures or certification processes is having a detrimental impact.
we are getting at what might happen when that occurs. >> that's the view from the triangle, where dave morgan of the lincoln park zoo has been walking us through. the natural habitat, humans are not allowed except for researchers. back to you. >> fascinating journey. i'm sure you've got more stories indy hope you're going to tweet them for people, too. stay with us here on the news hour. we're in argentina where the first ever presidential run off triggered unprecedented fervor among young voters. >> the toughest woman in sport suffers her first career knockout. >> will have all the details.
obama described friday's killings in paris as an attack ole civilized world. >> french prosecutors say friday's attacks in paris were a coordinated multi-national operation. one tacker is identified as a 29-year-old french national. belgian prosecutors say two other french nationals living in brussels were involved in the attack. >> while crowds are gathering in paris to mourn the victims of those attacks, 129 people were killed and more than 350 others wounded, 99 of them critically. let's get more on the paris attacks now from a paris suburb where one of the attackers were from. what's going on there? what sort of picture is emerging about that attacker? we're about 20 kilometers or so south of paris in the town of
cocoran. he lived here, investigators say until the age of 29, and having pope to some people here in the town, we know that he and his family attended the mosque here behind me. according to investigators, he was known by the police for sometime, as something of a petty criminal. he hadn't though spent anytime behind bars. they say, though, back in 2010, he really ended up being put on investigators or at least security services' radar after so called extremist activity, although what that was, we don't yet know. we do know that he wasn't officially rewarded as being on any kind of group. the reason why investigators
have been able to put all this together, they found a severed finger in the concert hall in paris, it size where more than 80 people were killed. that severed finger has brought investigators here. >> thanks for that. >> the syrian opposition in exile say the attacks in paris have worked in the favor of the assad regime in isil, saying the talks taking place only between western powers in russia. we have this report. >> another air strike in a rebel held part of syria. more people buried, as one more school and one more house is destroyed. many, including children, did not survive. activists say more than a quarter of a million syrians have been killed in more than four years of fighting. president bashar al assad's
regime has tried to silence everyone who opposes him, enemies he describes as terrorists. he reiterated his message after the paris attacks. nearly all armed syrian groups fight to go overthrow the regime have condemned the paris attacks. rebels have reminded on social meet i can't that suicide bomb attacks were threatened in europe four years ago. >> i say to all of europe and america, we will prepare those psyching martyrdom who are already among you if you bomb syria. >> since then, nearly half of syria's population has been forced to leave their homes. the government has lost control of more than 80% of territory, which has helped hard like that groups such as isil to flourish. the longer the conflict carries on, the more people will die and
leave and only hardliners will be left in syria. the west is criticized for staying silent too long. >> when the americans, russians, french add british and saudis and turks and everyone says look, this is the roadmap, what do you expect the opposition to say? they are dependent on regional and global powers. this particular war in syria, it's more about regional war by proxies than about syria itself. >> backed by russian air power, the syrian regime said its stance is vindicated after the paris attacks and isil supporters celebrating at least a propaganda victory as they came to carry out the attacks. millions of syrians who just wanted the right to choose their own government, don't grasp with the government or isil.
>> i spoke to a member of the -- >> i don't think it's going to do the job, because it has not addressed the main issue of what to do with the assad regime. it seems to be accepting that regime at this point. the americans have not presented any strong position as far as those negotiations concerned, and russia seems to have its own way of supporting the assad -- >> do you think there will be talks between the option groups and regime by january 1? >> i think talks might start, they might have it some syrian opposition members who may not represent the majority of syrians in the opposition, but i
don't think this will go anywhere. >> so a repeat of what have we've seen in geneva? >> probably it will be worse. i was a member that have negotiation group and we had a lot of hopes. there was good support, good from within the opposition, but things currently seem to become more bleak and less hopeful, because iran and russia seems to have won over the western allies in terms of. >> how in keeping bashar al assad in the picture? >> insisting assad should stay and they are not talking about a coalition government within the current regime. >> that leads us nicely to my next question. can there be a more inclusive temporary government, can there be election ins 18 months if
bashar al assad remains in power? >> you, as you read all the opposition groups, are there any groups that would accept that? >> i don't think so. the first step really to have any transition is to take assad away, or to have the solution where there are some transition, a clear transition from the current regime that has, you know, attacked with mortars in syria and brutal force to stay in power, but as long as this is not addressed, i don't think anything can lead into a real resolution of the conflict. >> this is kind of baffling then. were the opposition at all consulted on what world powers were doing in vienna? how do they arrive as something now not a single opposition group will accept? >> the opposition has been sidelined. this is a negotiation between r.b.i., iran, the united states and its allies. the oppositions have been left
out. >> you're telling me to impose something on the syrian people. >> i mean, it is that the friends of syria, the supporter, initially the supporter of the opposition, now wants quiet in syria, but that will come at a very high cost. syria would be a failed state, because this regime would not be able to lift again the condition in syria. >> in argentina, political history is being made. the presidential run off debate is being held, two candidates setting to head-to-head on sunday. a huge audience is expected. we have a report from buenos aires. >> in the heart of the presidential palace, surrounded
by pictures, thousands of young activists chance their support for christina kirchner. they say they are the food soldiers of the current government. >> you are not troops, you are activists, go and take the message to every house that people have to defend their rights. they have become one of the strong have the movements in the country. young people, who in steady of fighting the government are part of it. they command state companies and are in key government positions. >> a student activist is part of a campaign to show his support for the ruling party's presidential candidate. >> in the last years under this nationalist government, political debate has been centered here in argentina. we believe that this government has started a process that needs to continue. >> during the dictatorship, thousands of young people were killed in what many say was a
fight for social justice. when argentina returned to democracy in 1983, young people stayed away from politics. there is a reason why young people have become interested in politics once again. >> state terrorism left a fear of commitment. the parents that suffered the dictatorship did not want their children to have a social or politicaltiment. they did it out of love and fear. the mention was that political commitment could cost you your life. >> during the dictatorship in the 1970 said and 1980's, students in public universities like this one were the heart of the opposition against the regime. in the last 12 years since coming to power. political activism that increased among young people. universities are still with political groups who are working together with candidates elected. >> even though political activism that historically been associated with the ruling
party, they are working to change that. hundreds of young people are going house to house to get the message out. one of the leaders claims that young people want to be part of the country's political future. >> the young people in our party are not com bassive, initially because they were part of an elite, but that has changed. young people come from many sectors to help our party get to the presidency. people want to get involved. >> in one week, argentina will head to the polls once again and it is young people from all political sides who have played a crucial role in this presidential race. al jazeera, buenos aires. >> the president of myanmar has made his first speech since last sunday's general election. he has reiterated his government's commitment to a peaceful transition of power. the opposition led by aung san
suu kyi clinched a majority of seats in the parliament. >> 16 people have been killed after a landslide hit homes in eastern china. 21 people are still missing in the village. heavy rain created a torrent of mud and rocks, burying 30 homes. >> the discovery of gas fields off the mediterranean coast was supposed to put israel on a track to energy independence. the larger find in egypt and internal wrangling within the parliament have put that dream in doubt. >> five years ago, there was a discovery of huge national gas
deposits in the mediterranean sea. there was excitement at the prospect of energy independence. it's estimated that the untapped leviathon gas field holds more than 600 cubic meters of natural gas. days have tempered the excitement. >> if there continues to be a deadlock rewarding the development of this field, israel might lose an opportunity to develop this huge field. >> the israeli delays could prove to be even more costly with the recent discovery of another gas field off the coast of egypt. it is estimated to be 10 times larger than the leviathon and largest yet found in the mediterranean. it was hoped egypt would have been a key market for the israeli gas. >> the development of the gas field has been delayed by
disagreements here. the knesset over pricing, regulations and profit sharing. >> some feel lack of progress on the field also has national security implications. right now, 60% of the electricity generated in israel and the palestinian territories comes from one much smaller field of natural gas. >> if there is a problem, strategic -- >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has been pushing for the gas to start flowing, and recently won a non-binding vote in the kin net sees. some worry that the companies involved in the israeli american joint venture would benefit from a monopoly, depriving the government of revenue. until those differences are overcome, the full potential of
hundreds of families. farmers worried they may go out of business. a law abolishes a consumer tax discount for greek islands and this is the first to enforce it. >> it may prove cats photographic. my total costs will be up by a fifth. >> he grows cornmeal but it won't cover his needs. it's not just dairy farmers. potatoes will suffer a hike in fertilizer and seed costs. the farmers cooperative said there is no room to raise prices or cut costs. >> it's difficult for us to pay parmers more and these are family businesses. you can't cut salaries or fire people.
the tax discount was meant to compensate for distance. the cost of shipping goods to and from islands hurt profit margins. >> the islands have enjoyed their discount for a quarter centerry. they are losing it when they need it most, left defenseless against hikes leveed across the country. to them, it's a calamitous exitance. >> he said bringing more to challenge the tax hike and supreme court and is prepared to go all the way to the european court. meanwhile some here are preparing what they see at necessary disobedience. >> they will abandon their sheep and goats and find their own illegal ways to survive that won't put money in state coffers. they will smuggle their feed in
by sea or cut their herd. >> sort state to survive, they must survive and for them to survive, they must cheat the state. al jazeera. >> >>'s here to get us caught up on tennis news and other stories. >> russia's players are one away from a title. they are up against the czech republic. the country is one win away from a fifth fed cup title. >> in the second reverse sings, the czech republic has taken the opening set 6-3. she is now serving for the match, meaning doubles will be
needed to decide the cup. norway will have to overcome a 1-0 deficit from the first leg but will have home advantage in oslo. >> most of the players play tomorrow, have scored a lot of goals. they do it with a smile. that's what i said. >> germany confirmed that their friendly game with the netherlands will go ahead on tuesday. the team spent friday night after suicide attacks outside the venue. the sport is paying tribute to the 129 paris victims. >> please rise and observe a moment of silence before the french national anthem. >> this is the scene inmont
trial, head of the canadian's n.h.l. game against the colorado avalanche. a similar trent was paid at the rangers game. this was a minute of silence at the rugby match. >> there's been away steady flow of news since last night. it's not like you can ignore it. we also have to respect the match and focus on the match,
which has been very difficult, but now the match is over and we won. >> ukraine hosted slovenia in the first leg of their tie. ukraine gapped the lead in the first half, the home side going on to win 2-0. >> 2012 african champions zambia are through to the group stages of african qualifying after victory over sudan. they beat them 2-0 on sunday. uganda swept aside toga to advance. twenty teams will compete for five world cup slots in the final stage of qualifying across the continent. >> russia agreed a three month plan to clean up its act to assure the doping scandal doesn't prevent athletes from competing next year. the russian athletic association was suspended on friday, following allegations of widespread and state sponsored
doping. russia's sports minister said saturday that he agreed a roadmap with the head of the international association would be compliant with all international rules. >> we will adopt all the standards offered to us, and 60 days to three months present ourselves as meeting standards. i hope that our team will be reinstated. >> players called up for a second day between south africa and india.
>> unbeaten in 12 fights going back to 2012, her last three fights lasted just 34 seconds. in australia earlier, she met her match. holm, a former world boxing champion was a 20-1 outsider going into this fight but knocked out rousey with a powerful kick at the head to win the belt. >> the german won last year. he edged his mercedes teammate
louis hamilton. rossberg is trying to clinch second place. >> don't you just hate it when you're in the middle of something and someone's phone goes off? it happened to david beckham in a media conference. >> it was so enjoyable being out there, you know, with obviously -- someone's calling. >> answer it! >> hello? hello? they've gone. hung up. >> thanks so much. thanks, another full bulletin which news, that's coming up in a couple of minutes. stay with us on al jazeera.
>> obama vows to eliminate isil as world leaders step up border controls after the deadly attacks in paris. >> this is al jazeera live from london. [ gunfire ] >> new pictures emerge of the paris attacks, seven people are detained across the border in belgium. remembering the victims, france begins three days of mourning while the world grieves with it. >> on the program, cri