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entertaining. "talk to al jazeera". monday, 6:00 eastern. only on al jazeera america. ♪an attack on the civilized world. >> the u.s. president tells fellow world leaders, they must eliminate isil to eliminate more attacks like paris. ♪ hello there. live from london. also coming up on the program: remembering the victims. france begins three days of mourning as the world grieves with it. also ahead inside sinjar, al jazeera uncovered the skill of devastation left behind by isil. and taxing times for the greek
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islands. athens digs deeper to pay its debt. world leaders have decided to step up border patrols and aviation security in the wake of friday's attacks in paris. barack obama said the killings would further encourage leaders to eliminate isil and redouble their efforts to end the war in syr syria. 129 people died and 352 were injured on friday night when gunmen and suicide bombers targeted six locations across paris. france's northern nabor, belgium, says two of the attackers came from brussels. in all, seven people have been arrested. >> live in paris with jackie roland. let's go to bernard smith. he is at the g20 summit. so what else did barack obama say, and what kind of reception did he get from the other
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leaders? >>. the threat and the fear of the interest from isil haul led the agenda after the terrorist attacks that killed british holiday makers in tun easy i can't, the downing of a jet flying over the egyptian -- russian jet flying over the sinai, suicide attacks in beirut and then this attack in paris world leaders speaking out. ban ki-moon said that we have to take a row best stand but we risk en flaming the flames we are trying to put out. u.s. president barack obama had this to say: we will redouble
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our efforts working with other members of the coalition to bring about a pooefings transition in syria and to eliminate daesh as a force that can create so much pain and suffering for people in paris and ankara and other parts of the globe. >> so obviously, bernard, everyone there feeling empathy with france condemning those attacks, but what is the likelihood of any more concrete cooperation in the fight against isil? >> reporter: well, interestingly, barbara, there was a 35 minute meeting between barack obama and russian president vladimir putin on the sidelines of this summit. the white house saying that both men had a constructive discussion. the russians saying the differences remain but also saying it was constructive. the thing is at the moment, the country's involved in the syrian
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conflict for different reasons. americans say they are fighting isil. russia says it is doing the same, but it's targeting groups that are opposed to syrian president bashar al-assad, while turkey has been concentrating its fire power on the kurdish separatists pkk. we seem to be seeing here the first hints isil might be facing a more coordinated fight back, barbara. >> bernard smith at that g20 meeting in italia. bernard, thank you. now, let's go to paris where police say that they found an abandoned car. inside were several ak-47 rifles. neev barker. >> on patrol in the streets of paris on this, a second day of mourning for those killed in the country's worst attack since the second world war. the street outside the bataclan concert hall where more than 80 people died remains sealed off as forensic teams gather
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evidence. new amateur video captured the moment the killers opened fire on concert goers. in another video, police prepared to storm the building. the push back and a hail of bullets as well as the blood shed, one of the killers left a vital clue. a cephiered finger that allowed investigators to identify him as 29-year-old. his father and brother have been arrested. >> i caught the attention of the police due to a violation of public power. from 2004 until 2010, he was pronounced guilty eight times but was never imprisoned n 2010, he was blacklisted by the police due to extreme behavior but was never classified as part of an illegal extremist group. >> police say they have also found a syrian passport at the
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site of the stade de france, someone claiming refuge in october. several men have also been arrested in belgium. investigators say they are connected to a car found near the bataclan concert hall. >> mert pel arrests and search warrants have been executed. these operations are still ongoing as we speak. >> in germany, authorities say they believe a man arrested in bavaria earlier this month in a car loaded with explosives may also be linked to the paris attacks. mounting tribute to those who lost their lives. many of the injured remain in a critical condition. after the attacks on the offices of charlie hebdo 10 months ago, huge crowds gathered at this important symbol of french nationhood but now the authorities are warning against large rallies. they are still worried about security. investigators say the attacks were part of a well-coordinated cross-border operation. they are now looking beyond france for more clues. this colorful kos mopoltan city
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is struggling to understand the mass murder that happened here the french government is calling for unity. neev barker, al jazeera, paris. >> jackie roland is live for us in paris. jackie, the investigation moving quickly. what's the latest? >> well, the latest is the the french authorities have identified a second body of a suicide attacker. you will recall the first body was identified earlier and both of those assailants are confirmed to have been french nationals. going beyond that, there is a very important belgian connection in the investigation. and that is because there were two vehicles used in the attacks on friday night. and they were rented from belgium. so it was easy enough for theness check the records to identify the names of the people who rented those cars.
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and the belgian investigation is very much focused around three french brothers living in brussels, two of whom it would appear to have been the names on those documents. a little bit of confusion about where those brothers are. now, it's suspected one of them might have been amongst those killed. one of them may be in detention and being questioned by belgium police at the moment. one might be at liberty. this was an international operation crossing borders and at the moment, we understand, also, a team of french investigators shaz gone to brussels as well in order to get this investigation as coordinated as possible because there is, of course, the question that if, in fact, there were french nationals who may have been known previously to the belgium security forces, there is, of course, the question of intelligence sharing. at the moment, in europe, given this heightened threat, the
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whole question of cooperation and sharing of intelligence by security services is something which is very much at the top of the agenda. >> it is indeed. jackie roland with the latest from paris. jackie, thank you. let's go to jonah hull from outside the carion restaurant, one of the places attacked on friday where now, there is a major vigil taking place. obviously authorities had advised people not to have large gath gatherings. i guess the people there gathering to remember the people killed are ignoring that advica. >> it's interesting, barbara, because on saturday, the streets of paris were almost entirely empty. people obviously decided to stay indoors on sunday. they have very much done the opposite. crowds have been growing at this location and the other scenes of friday night attacks slowly throughout the day. coming to pay their respects, coming also, i think, to reap reflect on what has happened in their city for the second time. of course, in a year, to set the scene for you, that is the
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carion raunlt over there. just across on the opposite corner, shuttered down, at a time cambodian restaurant. between these two restaurants on friday night in a hail of bullets, 15 people died. many others injured as they enjoyed dinner and a drink in the evening. the crowd here trying to get to the front to light a candle or place a flower to pay their respects, as i say, many people simply hugging each other. a lot of people visibly overcome and in tears because of, i think, in this crowd, a lot of local residents, a lot of people who will know that it is so -- it so easily could have been them. >> obviously, you were mentioning people there to pay their respects. now, it's day 2. we are coming up 48 hours since that attack. what else are people saying to you about how they feel? >> i have spoken to a few eyewitnesses who, of course,
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give terrible descriptions of the carnage we have heard and seen a lot of that in the last 48 hours. i am also hearing people here telling me that these attacks feel -- felt -- a lot more personal, a lot closer to home than what happened here in january. the view conversely perhaps as well that they were less profoundly shocking than those attacks in january because more than one person has said to me in the last couple days that they never felt that things were finished in january, that another attack was always likely to happen here in france and that living under a sense of threat is, in a sense, the new normal life as normal, and of course, with a gallic sugar, they say -- shrug, they are not afraid life will go on. at a restaurant, outside a restaurant, which is the beating heart of this community. >> jonah hull outside that restaurant that is, of course, the carion restaurant attacked
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on friday. jonah, thank you. much more still to come here on al jazeera including: >> i think that was one of the worst foreign policy blunders in the modern history of the united states. >> while the legacy of the iraq invasion has haunted u.s. presidential hopeful hillary clinton. >> and training them young. we will show you what it takes to become one of china's best acrobats.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is.
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now a reminder of top stories. security has dominated the talks of the g20 summit in turkey following friday's deadly attacks in paris. it's led world leaders to talk about implementing stronger border patrols. >> the victims of the attacks laying flowers in tribute. the country has entered three days of mourning. authorities meanwhile say two of the attackers were frenchmen living in brussels. 129 people were killed when gunmen and suicide bombers targeted six locations across the city. the paris attacks have provoked reactions from leading democrats hoping to replace u.s. president barack obama. kimberly halkett reports from iowa where the democratic contenders have faced off. >> reporter: they came bearing signs of support for those still reeling from the paris attacks and now, wanting answers from
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their democratic presidential candidates about how they would present similar attacks. >> my heart goes out to everyone in paris. i feel a lot of their sense of loss. >> it's concerning to me about what's going to happen in the future. i want our presidential candidates to talk about what are we going to do to protect our country. >> inside the debate house, the moderator asked the same question. bernie sanders 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 unravelled the region completely. >> i have said the invasion of iraq was a mistake, but i think if we are ever going to really tackle the problems posed by jihadi extreme terrorism, we need to understand it. >> it was an exchange that dominated the debate.
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immediately following, it had clinton's team struggle to go spin. >> she said her vote in iraq was a mistake and the lack of leadership under the bush administration and how they managed iraq. >> it wasn't just to acknowledge a mistake. does that go far enough? it certainly, we can all acknowledge it contributed to the instability of the region. >> ultimately, but that's the kind of thing voters decide. >> in february, eye wiowans wil get their chance when the state holds the first nominating contest. there were domestic issues discussed in the second democratic debate. given it comes one day after the paris attacks, the candidates' positions on combatting isil are what are making headlines. kimberly halkett, al jazeera, des moines, iowa. >> kurdish fighters who have captured the town of sinjar from isil say u.s. air strikes were crucial to their success. imran khan reports now from
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inside sinjar. >> kurdish peshmerga fighters captured the town of sinjar without much resistance. they celebrate on the streets here or at least what's left of them. >> air power was a major reason for the peshmerga victory on the ground. in the days leading up to the offensive, coalition airstrikes hit several targets. >> we cut the road into sinjar in the days before and coordinated efforts with our coalition partners. we didn't see any residents from isil. airstrikes played a crucial role. >> reporter: a local judgist we spoke to said isil was perhaps retreat to go reinforce mosul, which they control. >> what gave the peshmerga the advantage was u.s.-led coalition airstrikes. this building is likely to have been hit by one of those airstrikes airstrikes: what the kurdish peshmerga are saying is they need to clear all of these
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buildings before anybody can go back in. taking over the town was just the first step. but that first step took months of planning. peshmerga commander colonel hyaf says the airstrikes will be a useful tool in future operations. >> the coalition airstrikes are the most important factor against isil. the coalition bombed the main roads and the main supply line between raqaa and mosul. without airstrikes, the ground offensive will stall. >> certainly, it's made a difference in sinjar while these soldiers cover a slogan with graffiti. particularly ambar province, there the pesh want more islamic state help after sinjar, they are likely to get it. the main fighting force is called popular mobilization forces. the u.s. won't provide them with air support.
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isil remain entrenched in anbar. imran khan, al jazeera. sinjar. >> let's take you straight to paris. you can hear there the bells of notre dame, ringing to mark the start of the vigil that's beginning there, and, of course, heard across paris to mark the killing of 129 people who died in the paris attacks on friday. today is also the first day of three days of mourning that will be marked across paris and france. we've also heard that the president of france wants the state of emergency in the country to last three months. that's according to political sources on this now the second day after the attacks on friday. the bells of notre dame to mark the start of that vigil in
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paris. to egypt where police have found the bodies of 15 african refugees who have been -- who were shot in the sinai peninsula. officials say police opened fire on them after they ignored warning shots and sprint toward a boarder fence with israel. eight other people were found injured. police in lebanon arrested nine people in connection with bombings in beirut, being held on suspicion of being involved in planning the blast.
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with high levels of poverty and easy internet access, the philippines has become a major hub for a cyber sex industry. for a series on child labor, we look at whether enough is being done to protect the most vulnerable. this is an operation that took two years to plan. finally, police were able to rescue at least 11 children in the southern philippines. police say children were peddled by their own parents and relatives and forced into sex acts watched by pedophiles on the internet. many happened in far-flung villages.
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abuseers often target children from i am pofsh issued communities -- impoverished communities. many go online every hour in search for child pornography. philippine children are vulnerable. it has become a hub for a cyber sex industry. the government says it is stepping up its fight but a admits its resources are stretched. >> the number of government raids and arrests like this one are increasing but, so, too, is the number of child sex dens across the philippines. >> this european journalist has been working undercover as a pedophile to track down online child sex predators. the information he has given the police here is expected to lead to arrests in various countries. he is traumatized what he has seen. >> the evil of that nature that it eats you as a journalist.
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it eats your soul, also. he specially if you want to go in to that, as i have done. it has a traumatizing effect. to dehumanize a child, they take our child and put in a monster. rescued children are being looked after by social welfare department of staff and will start a new life. some kids have been abused for more than five years. the youngest is six. she has 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 inter agency council against
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trafficking. >> many children here have lost their childhood to the growing cyber sex industry. many more filipino children need to be protected. jamal alaga, manila. taxes are going up across the greek islands as the national government tries to repay its debt. the tax is likely to hurt tourism. as john siropolus reports. >> cheese is the signature export here it's created an $11 million dairy industry feeding hundreds of families. but farmers here are worried that they may now go out of business. a law passed last month abolishes a consumer tax discount for greek islands and he is among the first to have it enforced. >> i estimate cattle feeds will go up 14 points. nobody can make ends meet that way.
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my cost for feeds and medicines will go up by 500 or 600 euros a day. it may prove catastrophic. >> means my total costs will go up by a 5th. >> he grows his own corn immediately but says it won't cover all of his needs. post tate owes, another naxos export will suffer from a hike in fertilizer. the cooperative says there is no room to raise prizes or cut costs. >> it's difficult for us to pay farmers more. these are family businesses. everyone is already pitching in. we have hut salaries. >> tourism doesn't offer a safe harbor either with a 2 through% tax on ferry tickets and restaurants, people here fear this industry will sink as visitors flee to countries with much lower tax. the tax discount was meant to compensate for distance. the cost of shipping goods to and from islands hurts profit margins. i lands have enjoyed their vat
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discount for a quarter century. they are losing it when they need it most. they are left defenseless against a series of vat taxes across the country. to them, it's a calamitous coincidence. >> municipal costs will go up by $3 million. he is brilling more islands into a class action lawsuit to challenge the tax height in the supreme court and is prepared to go all the way to the european court. meanwhile, some are preparing what they see as necessary disobedience. >> they will abandoned their sheep and goats and find their own illegal ways to survive that won't put money in state coffers they will smuggle feed in by sea or cut down their herd. >> reporter: they operate: for the state to survive, they must survive. for them to survive, they must cheat the state. al jazeera, naxos. >> let's go to china now where a traditional form of entertainment is proving as popular as ever. acrobatic show did draw huge
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crowds and many young people aspire to be part of the jim nastics world. rob mcbride went to an acrobatic school in eastern china. >> li zilir has the kind of school day many other 9year-olds envy. more than half is spent in the gym. li was en rolled here six months ago. she has been practicing her body bending feats for as long as she can remember. >> i started when i was 5. i prefer acrobatics to gymnastics. >> they are closely related. while gymnastics is more mainstream education, acrobatics is taught with work in mind. acrobatic troops from across china recruit from schools like this one. >> good acrobats can make about
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$2,000 a month, about the same as an office job. >> in this poor part of eastern china, young people ha traditionally employment acrobats out of necessity. united states. >> for the students, it's a punishing schedule that begins at 6:00 in the morning. four hours of acrobatics followed by three hours of regular classes six days a week. it is a last spent away from their families about considered worth it if it leads to work. normal lessons ensure they are educated as normally as possible. not everyone gets to be an acrobat when they leave school. even if they don't become acrobats, what they have learned here will help them greatly. it teaches them civil discipline.
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li believes had he shaz the discipline to become one of china's acrobats of tomorrow. rob mcbride in eastern china. >> very skilled kids. more on that and everything else that we have been covering on our website. the address, hello i'm richard gizbert. you're at the listening post. one new story, various interests, multiple narratives, examining the coverage of the russian air disaster over egypt. pakistan is leaning on the media telling them not to cover certain groups. we look at the growth injury


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