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government says. also on the program capturing sinjar. air strikes were crucial to the success. >> reporter: in the republic of the congo where habitats like this is increasingly under threat. there have been chaotic scenes in central paris where hundreds of people suddenly fled. peop reports have said that they heard gun fire. they thought it was fire crackers. at least 132 people were killed. police say the incident was also a false alarm. jacky rowland live in paris. the city is terrified. that's the sense that you get
looking at the pictures. tell us what happened. >> reporter: it was a couple of hours ago now and i was just standing next to our satellite truck with my back to the square talking to a colleague who could see the square, and an a certain moment she says, something is happening run. we were september along. there were hundreds of people running in all directions. she fell over and people were just stampeding on top of her, some people running to the metro. we ran into - we followed a group of young people. we went into a shop. people were really, really terrified. i think it's indicative that the level of fear can be triggered by anything. we're not sure whether they were
fire crackers. some people said it was the police who were telling people to run. total confusion, but it really is indicative that terror now resides just under the surface in paris and it takes very little to bring that panic out into the open and to provoke those chaotic scenes whose images you were looking at. some it seems like there's a sense of people having to come together to express whatever it is that they're feeling right now. >> reporter: people have brenn coming to the square all day. in the morning it was just a trickle of people. as the day progressed, the numbers of people chroming about grew larger. to begin with people were calm, they would light a can delicatessen or lay flowers, and stayed calm. larger crowds formed later, they were singing, and by the time that that stampede happened.
i would say that there were well over a thousand people in the square, possibly even more. i saw a short while earlier how anxious the police officers were. there were a lot of armed police around the square trying to stop people from spilling into the road. up could see their anxiety because you're right the authorities had banned public gatherings, demonstrations in public places, specifically because there are still suspect at large. clearly if you have hundreds or a thousand people packed together in a fairly small screed area, it is an easy target for someone with a gun or explosives to cause yet more victims in a city that's still reeling in shock after all those people who were killed on friday night thank you. a major man hunt is underway in france as officials say the man
responsible for the attacks is still on the run. police have warned the public not to intervene saying he is dangerous. two of the attackers were french nationals living in brussles. seven people in all have been arrested. g20 has come together. a strong focus on security with the idea of increasing bar der controls being floated. france and the u.s. have also agreed to take what they call concrete steps to boost country relationships. police in paris say they found an abandoned car and inside were several a.k.47 rifles, the sort of weapons used in the tack. >> reporter: on the streets of paris military on patrol on the
second day of mourning. the street outside the bataclan concert hall where more than 80 people died remains sealed off as forensic teams gather evidence. new amateur video captured the minute the crowd was fired. in another video police prepare to storm the building. they pushed back in a hail of bullets. one killer left a vital clue, a severed finger that has allowed him to be identified as 29 frempbl national. six members of his family clues his father and brother have been arrested. >> translation: he caught the attention of the police due to a violation of public power. from to 04 to 2010 he was found guilty 10 times but never
imprisoned. he was black lifted due to extreme behaviour, but was never classified as part of an iljelling extremist group. >> reporter: police have found a syrian pass part at the stade de france. it was used by a rough gee in leros. another has been arrested in belgium. >> multiple arrests have been scuffed. investigations are still ongoing. >> reporter: in germany authorities say a man arrested in bavaria earlier this month with a car loaded in arms, would be a dleer >> reporter: after the attackes on the offices of "charlie hebdo," a huge crowd around here.
police are still worried about security. investigators say attacks were part of a well coordinated cross-border operation. they're now looking beyond france for more clues. this colorful city is struggling to understand the mass murder that happened here. the french government ask calling for unity paul brennan is live for us now in brussels. tell us about this belgium connection. >> reporter: it has become stronger and strongera and it does appear that the predominant number of the attackers had very strong links with an area of the country. it is a predominantly muslim area. there have brenn issues with radicalisation in that area in the past. previous attacks, for example, the train attack which happened in august where a man was
overpowered come out of a toilet by a couple of americans. he had spent the previous night in the area. the investigation is concentrating on that area. not least because the prime suspect or the wanted man as we've heard this man, who is named as salah,ise absalam, here has very strong links. they're having investigations trying hard to find this man in particular and also to try and find any other potential accomplices to those attackers who died in the attack in paris because one of the things that the investigators are very certain of is that it's unlikely that there's seven who died could have operated by
themselves. for example, the prospect that there must be an explosives expert who actually wired up and constructed those suicide vet vests and where the operation came from and how it was funded. it is a very intense investigation and both french and belgium investigators have come together for a task force. they're based in the prosecutor's office over my shoulder in the studio is a global security analyst. a very warm welcome. obviously we're very much in the initial stages of this investigation, and it's very complex, isn't it, to look into these large scale attack tis. how will they go about joining the dots? >> it is very complex.
the first step is trying to identify who these attackers were and to see what kind of connections that inquiry opens up. in the second thing, hopefully that that will throw light on is what were the networks that enabled them to carry this out. who were they working with, who were their accomplices and where were they based? were they based in france? clearly they did have some sort of sleeper network inside paris that allowed them too this. did they tv other networks that allowed to bring weapons in, whether they were undertaking training nearby in paris or was it somewhere else. how did they logistically manage to carry this out. that will lead to questions which really to what extent can we substantiate the claim that i.s.i.s. have made that they were the ones who directed this whole operation. we want to explore the linkages
in the groups here and syria and all aw all away that is used to create this terrible thing the french authorities, in a wider sense, it is going to be a delicate time these next weeks and months and depending where the policy goes. i think there is a lot of emotional thinking. people feel very emotional but it's clear headed thinking that will need to do next. what do you think world leaders will do now? >> the response that we've had so far is very understandable. president francois hollande has felt the need to in a way reassure not just the french public but also all publics everywhere that they're going to not just take that lying down. they're going to have a very strong response, they're going to fight back and do something
about this. that's understandable. i think the risk is that we do have an overly emotional approach and a reactionary approach which doesn't look at how this was able to happen. we don't want to make the mistake that was made after 911 where we know that the bush administration had a very quick reaction to fore sighted approach. we are now living with the legacy of that. i.s.i.s. is the legacy to some extent is the failure of the type of that very militarized policy that ewe've had for morp a deck yeaed and a half. so we don't want to do that again which some would say it's a form of inis anity. we do need to have a rethink as to what extent the things that we've done have failed and try and look for other alternative solutions
in central paris where hundreds fled. some people heard gun fire. reports suggest it could have been fireworks but there has been no confirmation. french police have issued a wanted notice for this 26-year-old man. they believe he was involved in friday's deadly attacks in paris where at least 129 people died. friday's attacks across paris have shifted the focus that the g 20 meeting in turkey. it has also been dominated by the crisis in syria. more from the summit. >> reporter: the paris attacks have of course completely over shadowed the agenda here at the g 20 economic sum ultimately. the fear and the increasing threat of and from i.s.i.l. was already on the agenda here because of the murders of british tourists on the beach in
tunizia, the plane over egypt and the suicide bombs in iraq. all these are casting a long shadow over this g20 summit. a minute's silence for the victims of terrorism. in paris, turkey and furthera field. this is supposed to be a summit about the global economy but the threat from i.s.i.l. is on everyone's minds. from the host, a suggestion that turkey a reluctant partner in the fight against i.s.i.l. might now do more. >> translation: we have to more strongly express as turkey our cooperation in combatting terrorism. >> reporter: president obama says the united states will step up efforts to eliminate i.s.i.l. in syria. >> it's an attack on the
civilised world. i'm sure each said to president francois hollande and the french people, we stand in solidarity with them in hunting down the perpetrators of this crime. >> reporter: the oeuvres yep general says the attack in paris added a moment to end the issues in syria. >> always within the rule of law and with respect to human rights, otherwise we will only fan the fire we are trying to put out. >> reporter: then a discrete handshake between obama and russia's president was followed by talks which centered on efforts to resolve the syrian crisis. putin said a joint effort is necessary to fight terror.
in syria there's no cooperation between russia and the u.s. >> reporter: at the moment in syria different groups have different priorities. the u.s. is fighting i.s.i.l. russia says it's doing the same, but it's focusing its fire power on groups opposed to president bashar al-assad while turkey is concentrating on hitting the kurdish separateists the pkk. we have in the first hints that i.s.i.l. my now be facing a more coordinated fight back the paris attacks have provoked reactions from leading democrats who are hoping to replace president obama. from iowa where the contenders have faced off. >> reporter: they came bearing sciens and support for those still reeling from the paris attackss and now wanting answers from their democratic presidential candidates about
how they would prevent similar attacks in the united states. >> my heart goes on out to everyone in paris. i feel the sense of loss. >> it is concerning about what is happening in the future. i want them to talk about what are we going to do to protect our country. >> reporter: 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 jib invitation of iraq was a mistake. if we are going to tackle the problems posed by extreme terrorism, we need to understand it. >> reporter: it was an exchange that dominated the debate. immediately following it had
clinton's team struggling to spin. >> she says that her vote in iraq was a mistake and the lack of leadership under the bush add it administration. >> reporter: does it go far enough to acknowledge a mistake. >> ultimately that's a thing that voters decide. >> reporter: in february they will get their chance when the state holds the first presidential nominating contest. there were domestic issues that were discussed in this second democratic debate. given it comes just one day after the paris attacks, the candidates' position on combatting i.s.i.l. are what are making headlines egyptian police have found the bodies of 15 african refugees who were shot in the sinai area. police opened fire on them
afternoon they ignored warning shots. eight other people were found ininjured. police in lebanon have arrested 9 people. 7 syrians and two lab niece are being held smuggling in into the city. hezbollah has been fighting along bashar al-assad forces. i.s.i.l. has claimed responsibility for those attacks. >> translation: the operation was planned to happen at the hospital but the security measures there made them change the target to a busy area during rush hour. the investigation is still ongoing kurdish fighters who have captured sinjar from i.s.i.l. say u.s. air strikes were crucial to their success and as imran khan reports from inside sinjar, that is proving to be a
hall mark of the continuing fight against the armed group. >> reporter: kurdish peshmerga fighters captured the town of sin skrar without much resistance. they celebrate on the streets here or at least what's left of them. air power was a major reinfor the peshmerga victory on the ground. in the days leading up to the offensive, air strikes hit several targets. >> translation: we cut the road into sinjar and coordinated efforts with our partners. we didn't see any residents from i.s.i.l. air strikes played a crucial role. >> reporter: a local journal afloat we spoke to said i.s.i.l. fighters were, perhaps, retreating to reinforce the city of mosul which they control. which gave the peshmerga advantage was air strikes. this building is likely to have been hit by one of those air strikes. you can tell because of how it looks. will the peshmerga are saying
they need to go around and clear these buildings before anybody can go back in. the first step was taking the town which took months of planning. commander says the air strikes will be a useful tool in future operations. >> translation: the coalition air strikes are the most important factor against i.s.i.l. the coal lyings bombed the main roads between raqqa and mosul. without ground fight the offensive will stall. >> reporter: it has made a difference in sinjar. while these cover a sign, other areas remain under i.s.i.l. control in northern iraq. there the peshmerga want moor u.s. help. after sinjar, they're likely to get it. it may be a different story where a main fighting force is the shia's popular mobilisation
forces. i.s.i.l. remain entrancheed there at least 21 people are dead and 16 still missing after a land slide in eastern china. mud and rocks buried 27 homes in a province after heavy rainfall. excavators are being used to search for those missing. president of myanmar has made his first speech since last sun sunday's election. he is saying they will honor the results. n.l.d. led by aung san suu kyi took the majority of seats in mirault. the election was a testam ent to his government's reform. >> translation: all duties will be transferred to the next government according to the schedule. it will be smooth and stable without having to worry about
anything one of the most nice places on earth is under threat along with the animals that thrives there. that's according to conservationists who say the forests are being lost at an alarming rate. >> reporter: these are the eyes of an p endangered blood line. western gorillas can relax here in the preserve where they're protected from logging and hunters. >> it's downtime for most of them right now. >> reporter: since 1988 they have gone from vulnerable to endangered to critically endangered. in the past 60 years various things have slashed their numbers by 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 now but the spread of logging, agory cultural is also having an gumprecht. >> reporter: this man has preserved april habitats here for 16 years. >> the rest of the group is coming up behind you. >> reporter: he has helped turn animal hunters into wildlife trackers who now protect their former prey. >> translation: this is the type of job that i feel good about and i can make a living from it. >> reporter: this is a mother and first baby. we have to wear these masks to make sure there's no exchange of disease. researchers have spent years making sure that they can bea accustomed to human presence. despite the fact that they're threatened by logging, agricultural enrah croakment and people hunting for their meat, they're comfortable with us being here. they have the intelligence to
craft their own tools. even they have no defense against a dwindling habitat. there were as many as a million 50 years ago and 170,000. letter more territorial than-- chimpanzeess are more territory tollial. >> with logging, you can force one to be displaced on top of the other. when you get two communities going together, then you really do see chimpanzees carnage >> reporter: to protect these animals, researchers spent years getting to know them through daily contact. that can be terrifying. >> they will start charging the trackers and ourselves. it's risky. people do get bitten. it is stressful, but in the end we think it's really important to have a couple of groups like this one here habituated so we can learn about them and educate
pipelle about them. >> reporter: in persuading people to preserve of vannisishing habitats of these areas may be the last best hope for future generations you can find out much more at our website at aljazeera.com. making less than the minimum wage, and it's legal. stranded on the sidewalk, watch what happens when americans try to book with uber. tonight i want to talk about a group of american workers earning less than the federal minimum wage. first context. the bare label standards act. signed by roosevelt in