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france launches new air strikes on i.s.i.l. as president francois hollande bans to destroy the armed group behind the attacks. you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters. also on the program belgian police carry out raids in relation to the paris attacks. ta we meet the patient who has undergone the world's most
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extensive face trance plant. french fighter jets have carried out air strikes on i.s.i.l. positions in the syrian city raqqa for a second night. the armed group claimed responsibility for friday's attacks in paris which killed at least 129 people and wounded hundreds more. president francois hollande h. >> reporter: in the grand congress room of the palace, members of both the upper and lower houses of parliament stood to sing the national anthem. a rare moment in french politics for extraordinary times. a dressing law makers president francois hollande called on the country to unite during one of france's darkest hours.
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>> translation: the terrorist believe that free societys will be affected but they won't be. france has come through other tests. france is still here,a live and kicking. those who have tried to challenge france have always been history's losers. it will be the same again this time around. the french people are aridentity, value yount, could you remember ageous. they don't give up. we don't engage in a war of civilisation because these people represent known. these people threaten the whole world not only france. >> reporter: francois hollande also called for a change of the constitution giving the parliament extra powers. the state emergency will be extended for three months. paris is a changed city scarred by violence but eye nighted in grief. a minute's silence to reflect on the worst attacks since the
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second world war. a symbol of the nation. >> i am very touched and upset and i wanted to pay attribute to these people and i think it's important. we just want piece >> reporter: the french government is treating the attacks as an act of war, mobile eyeing all security and intelligence agencies to despite all the extra overt re effort the ghost is warning that future attacks could be imminent. it's difficult to make sense of what happened here in paris. while the country still remains at risk. overnight french police staged 168 raids in several major cities across the country. these images shoe the talouse raid. in the last two days more than a hundred people have been placed under house arrest. last night across france the police with the help of intelligence services carried
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out about 150 searchs at the homes of individuals suspected of various offences of the besides the items seized and the interrogations, the searchs allow us to speed up our investigations. >> reporter: the raids came as french launched its heaviest air strikes on raqqa, i.s.i.l.'s main strong hold. ewe iraqi intelligence reports that this is where the paris attacks were planned. i.s.i.l. have since issued a new a warning of attack on france. the government now says it is taking unprecedented action to safeguard its citizens live for us in paris. we know that president francois hollande will be meeting john kerry to talk about these attacks. that's a show of solidarity for
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france. >> reporter: that's right. the secretary of state john kerry arrived here in paris in the evening on monday. a trip unannounced. it is believed to be the first time that a secretary of state has arrived in a european capital in such circumstances, of course for security reasons even the media on his plane were banned from leaking any hint of his rival here. nevertheless, he is here to stand shoulder to shoulder with the french who he described as family, he will meet with francois hollande in the coming next two hours and mr francois hollande the president will also be meeting with other and, perhaps, here are the beginnings of really earnest conversations towards what francois hollande described in his rare address to both sessions of parliament if on monday as a grand coalition that he wants to see formed to combat is in syria. he wants to bring together the
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forces of united states and russia and everyone in between, the u.s. and russia not necessarily engaged with the same agenda. he will be meeting obama and putin in the coming days, but starting now with the talks with the secretary of state. here is way he had to say. >> they rape and torture and pillage and call it the will of god. they are, of course, psychopathic monsters and there is nothing, nothing civilised about them. so this is not a case of one civilization pitted against another. this is a battle twep civilization itself and barbarism, between civilization and medevil and modern fascism, both at the same time in the meantime, there has been more raids on homes, more weapons recovered. tell us the latest about the
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investigation going on. >> reporter: just in the last few manipulates we've been latching on the radio-- listening on the radio on an update on the investigation, echoing what the president had said on monday about the scope and scale, reaching from syria itself re french police believe these attacks were ordered, masterminded by a juning belgian-- a young belgian citizen, and moving to belgian outside brussels where there were raids where they failed to find the man who they believed to be the 8th attacker. also screeching across to the greek islands where unof the attackers is believed to have entered the european union posing as a refugees. monday night, 168 rates and another 128 on tuesday across this country, from the north to
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the south and east. they of been turning up weapons, explosives a rocket launcher as well as money and drugs and, of course, as francois hollande has pushed for emergency state to be stretched to three months, and as such these raids will go on and on thank you for that. many politicians in the u.s. now say they don't want to admit any syrian refugees. new jersey governor chris christie is opposed to taking in orphans. he will allow up to 10,000 into 2016. he said that nations had a moral obligation to help. allan fisher reports. >> reporter: a moment of silence in texas for victims of
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the paris attacks, but mere and elsewhere in the u.s. there's growing concern about who was to blame. a passport was found near the body of one suicide bomber. for some that's enough. they will accept no more refugees from syria, not here, not now >> i am now requesting that the president and the federal government cease sending refugees. as the governor of state of texas, i will not roll the dies of letting a few refugees in simply to expose texans to that danger >> reporter: it's not clear if they can block resettlement. the federal government makes the decision who to submit. >> reporter: the u.s. is one of the best settlement program in the world. it has a strong vetting system. it receives people on the basis of vulnerability which means people who have been tortured,
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women heads of household. not the sort of person one should fear. >> a very simply principle. >> reporter: one candidate has essentially backed the governors. >> president obama and hillary clinton's proposal to bring to america thens of thousands of syrian muslims. it's nothing short of lunacy. >> reporter: on the humanitarian front >> reporter: in his closing remarks u.s. obama said there was a moral obligation to help >> when i hear folks say that, well, maybe we should just admit the christians but not the muslims. when i hear political leaders suggesting that there would be a religious test for which a person who is fleeing from a war-torn country is admitted,
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that's shameful. that's not american. >> reporter: up until the end of september, the u.s. had admitted 1682 syrian refugees in the previous 12 months. the governors want the department of homeland security to review clearances and procedures. some states have ordered all the departments to end all assistance to those who arrived in the u.s. looking for a way out of violence and hatred. allan fisher britain plans to recruit 190 on new spys in the wake of the paris attacks and others where 30 british tourists were killed in june. prime minister david cameron seven attacks have been tlordz. three bill job dollars is spebd to be spent on high technical equipment. >> you can't conduct foreign policy by press releases. you have to edge engage and build the alliances that can
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make a difference. a deeper partnership means a deeper conversation. a greater ability to address the issues that might concern us yemen's president has returned to the sydney of aden. it is the second time the president has visited his country since violence broke out in march. it comes after an offensive was launched. there's more coming up here on the program. we will be reporting from a muslim community in france. they feel they will be under more scrutiny. strict rules for children travelling to south africa are being relaxed. we will tell you why. stay tuned.
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welcome back. top stories. french fighter jets have carried out air strikes on i.s.i.l. on raqqa for a second night. the group claimed responsibility for friday's attack in paris which killed at least 129 people and wounded hundreds more. president francois hollande has called for global coalition to destroy i.s.i.l. more than 160 police raids have taken place across france and belgium in the search for suspects linked to those attacks. at least 23 people have been arrested. senior planners have been identified. in the u.s. republican governor nors have said they don't want syrian refugees to enter the
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country. the e arbs ffel tower has been lit up in the colours of the french flag ace tribute to the victims the eiffel tower had been closed on friday but reopened on monday. france's government stated it aims to shut down radical mosques and expel their religious leaders. muslims living in a small town say they've always been under scrutiny but now they fear it will get worse. >> reporter: a mournful gathering meant to showcase unity but in this area, a tiny town in southern france, even this small crowd had difficulty truly bridging their differences. >> translation: not all muslims are terrorists, only a small group of people.
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they are trends and they have contact to get weapons. >> reporter: can remember answer ceremony for the victims, attendees weresomeber for reasons. they were worried about attitudes before them before the attacks. they are as scared as they are sad. >> translation: every time someone looks at me in the street t i feel they think we are at fault but we have nothing to do with what happened in paris. we are heartbroken for those who are living this tragedy. >> reporter: it 25-year-old, who was born and grew up here tells me islamphobia started setting in last year once it was discovered that several young muslim men from here had gone to wage war in syria. >> translation: there are many young people from my generation who joined up to fight with
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terrorists. we don't understand why they did that and we don't want to be associated with them. we are above all else french >> reporter: people are still at pains to comprehend how such a place like this could be become a breeding ground for radicalization. the growing confusion doesn't diminish the rising anger. french government stated aim of both expelling radical imams and mosques, houses like this one, which had been under investigation even before the attacks will also certainly come under even more scrutiny. six men who died fighting in sir in 2014 had attended this mosque. now another four wore shippers tell us they've been instructed by police not to leave and to report to the local police station several times a day. it's why so many of the faithful here continue to pray for
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guidance, even though mosque officials are at a loss on how exactly to proceed. >> translation: i am concerned about how to follow religion here. it is not important who wins elections, the right or left. we're all french >> reporter: during these times, many muslims here wonder if that one commonality will ultimately continue to be enough to get them all through this rules for children travelling to south africa has been relaxed. the tourism industry says it is suffering. >> reporter: in england travelling with the high school visit to south africa. it wasn't easy getting there. before her visit new immigration
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laws required that all minors entering or leaving the country has to have written permission from their parents and a birth certificate stating the names of both their parents. >> i'm not in contact with my dad, so i had to travel down and it turns out he works in switzerland so luckily he was home for the weekend, so i managed to get him to sign it >> reporter: the new laws are to prevent child trafficking, but the tourism industry says it is being affected the most >> we have seen a 44% decline in the number of children travelling in july, july and august. that's 1 about 8 lost international tourists coming in by air, and extrapolate that to land it's over half a million tourists we love >> reporter: the government has to consider the stance. minors travelling from countries that need adviceas to enter south africa still have to provide the necessary
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documentation. for those who don't need visas, carrying a birth certificate is not mandatory but advised. this is one of the town's visitd tourist destinations. it may appear busy but they say tourist numbers are far lower than they should be at this change of year. any changes to the regulations don't apply to those travelling out of the country. the bureaucratic delays means she has been waiting for a birth certificate for almost a year for her son. with her father seriously ill in australia, she chose to stay here. >> not being able to burr yes your father-- burry your father, being the oldest child, it is frustrating. i'm not giving up. >> reporter: when the new laws were implemented, the department
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of home affairs said it had a backlog of about four thousand applications for certificates but was working to clear it. for people like her, it is more than an inconvenience. it is a constant reminder of a loss in brazil dozens of protesters rallied at a map iin city. the city is to be restored after the flooding. a wave of mud destroyed villages and contaminated a local river. the company has said the mud is not toxic to humans, but some experts say high levels of iron and aluminium could harm animals. police station in mexico have been excused of secretly dumping bodies in a mass grave. a human rights agency is looking into whether officers in the state buried corpses instead of
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investigating how they died. >> reporter: another mass grave is unearthed in mexico, but this time not drug lords but authorities in the central state have admitted burying more than 100 bodies in this pit. they neglected to tell this woman her son had been dumped there. for the first time she is seeing a video of him being pulled out. for months authorities had assured alveer's family his body was in a morgua waiting tests to find out who killed him. they admitted the truth after
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pressure from the family. now more families are wondering if their loved ones could also be in their pit. there are more than 80 disappeared people. human rights workers says that the authorities haven't solved a single case. contra >> translation: there is an tute of corruption and the only thing it provokes is that crimes against these people continue. >> reporter: it is legal for mexican authorities to use mass graves to make space in their morgues, but only after the families of the dead are informed when possible and deaths are first investigated. that didn't happen here according to state attorney documents al jazeera had access to. they showed that several bodies were dumped in the pit without
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investigation or identification. more than a hundred bodies are still in this mass grave and it's a potent symbol of how authorities all over the country seek to bury cases rather than to investigate them. under pressure state attorney's office, first admitted this was an illicit grave and then changed their story. we got this repeated line. >> translation: we're not talking about an illicit grave, just a common one. and if there are irregularities, we will take the investigation to whenever it needs to go. >> reporter: words that ring hollow for oliver's family. at least they've been able to give him a descent burial. many other relatives of disappeared people are left craving even that con solation police in haiti moved in to stop anti government protests after allegations of fraud in
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the election. police fired shots into the crowd but the election council headquarters were still reached. a new york hospital has declared the world's most extensive face transplant a success. had 1 volunteer firefighter suffered burns to his face when he tried to rescue a woman from a burning house. the donor was a 26-year-old artist who died from injuries from a cycling accident. 150 surgeons worked on his face for 26 hours. he can't wait to get home to his family. >> we will see how i do currently the procedure can only be done in special cases. >> it can only be performed at centers that have tremendous
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amount of support. it requires huge resources and personnel to commit to this experimental procedure. more importantly, requires a specific patient that is willing to jabots go this type of procedure of which we don't know they will ultimately survive the surgical operation and they have to ensure that they're a responsible individual and will take their medications for the rest of their lives, but this is an operation that will be for select individuals. compared to the last operation i did in march of 2012, in this one the first operation in march 2012 took 36 hours. this operation, although different with different levels of complexity, was performed in 26 hours. the technology is helping us to make this operation more precise saeed jaffrey known in movies such as gadhi died at the
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age of 86. he suffered a brain haemorrhage in london. >> reporter: saeed jaffrey global star status rose when in 1975 he was given a humble share with his name on it. he was starring alongside michael cain in the man who would be king. caine and connerg got chairs but jaffery was given a stool. he was born in india in 1929, the son of a daughter. he was already an established stage and radio actor when hollywood beckoned.
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in 1977 he started the chess placers. he made a prize. that led to other roles in india hits. richard attenborough went on to become a director and he casted saeed jaffrey as a physician in the gandhi film. he became a huge hit in the u.k. with roles and drams including jewel in the crown as well as soap operas that went on to be sold around the world. saeed jaffrey won severala wards as well, including a baf touchlite for playing a capitalist pakistani businessman. his life was complex. he was married twice, although he admitted having extra march
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till affairs. professionally he is regarded as having opened up the world stage to india actors there's more on our top stories on our website. the address ♪ >> a city in mourning. avenging the fallen. and, i.s.i.l.'s other war. a cultural genocide. a "america tonight" special report, the paris attacks. thanks for joining us i'm joie chen. already, the world's focus has turned to retaliation, to preventing another horrific attack to putting an end to a force focused on evil and determined to destroy. but on the streets of s


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