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only on al jazeera america. jazeera. ♪ hello there welcome to the news hour, i'm in doha and coming up, in the next 60 minutes russia admits a bomb took down its airliner that crashed over the egyptian shy that and president vladimir putin says he will punish those responsible. >> no one will interrupt the business of the global community certainly not despicable, cowardly acts of terror. >> u.s. secretary of state john
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kerry meets about the attacks on paris. taking aim at refugees and some u.s. states say they are no longer welcome. yemen president's leaves his self imposed place of exile and goes to the port of aiden. ♪ russian investigators say the crash of a civilian airliner in egypt was the result of a terrorist act, they say a bomb destroyed the metro jet air bus 8321 to st. petersburg on october 31 and president vladimir putin will find who is responsible for bringing down the plane and we are in moscow and the security service now confirming what was suspected. >> yes, indeed, shiulie and
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let's go back to the immediate aftermath of the crash of the 31st of october. as the wreckage was still smoldering in sinai i.s.i.l. was quick to say they brought the plane out of the sky but didn't quite say how they had done it and the initial response to that claim is scorn and it was initially expected the technical fault was the more reason for the plane to crash but in the days that followed the narratives started to change and we started to get more of a speculation that perhaps there might have been something else behind this crash and then the uk decided it was going to suspend flights to the sinai on security grounds and then they said it was some sort of bomb and russians and egyptians were trying to keep their options open and let's wait until the investigation is finished and
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let's see and it was apparent for the russians although they were saying it thought something differently because they suspended all flights to egypt and stopped egypt's flag carrier into russia and it seems the russians have strongly suspected a bomb for sometime but it has taken a little while to come out with the final conclusion that that is the case and of course there will be speculation about why it has taken so long to do so. >> so that is the conclusion, how is the russian government responding? >> well, vladimir putin says that we will find the culprit in any part of the globe and we will punish them. the response from vladimir putin is quite remicent as the war was swinging into action and asked about his strategy then he said we will hunt these people down wherever we find them, if we find them in the toilet so one
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we will rub them out in the out house he said, this was a little more refined and no reference to toilets but the message was pretty identical and whoever they are and wherever they are we will find them and said the syrian bombing campaign will be stepped up and wouldn't be diminished and the spokesperson when asked about whether this would now entail ground forces he said, no, the plan is still to keep it as an air campaign but certainly russia is going on to some sort of marshal footing and domestically things are going to be tightened up as well and looking at security increases in airports and shopping centers, all over the place where it is considered they may be soft targets. >> rory thank you for that in moscow there. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry has met the french president francois hollande in paris.
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kerry is in france to talk about cooperation and the fight against i.s.i.l., the group which claims responsibility for friday's coordinated attacks in paris which killed at least 129 people. meanwhile france is intensifying air strikes against i.s.i.l. positions in syria and french fighter jets bombarded the city of raqqa for a second night. in the aftermath of paris attacks the governor said they don't want syrian refugees entering the country but the state department says it won't change its plan to settle 10,000 refugees next year. let's go to jackie roland who is live for us in paris now and we heard a number of proposals from the president francois hollande in the wake of paris attack and bringing the u.s. in a coalition against i.s.i.l. >> reporter: yes, this attacks have really once again under lined the international nature of this problem.
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we've seen the cross border cooperation between france and belgium and tracking the perpetrators and in france they raised the issue there seems to be two separate coalitions going on at the moment, in syria and you have russians on the one hand and allies and the americans on the other hand and their allies and seemingly not working in a particularly coordinated manner and certainly france is going to be pushing the greater coordination there and interestingly shiulie in the last half hour the defense minister says they will invoke a clause of the lisbon treaty in case of armed aggression of one eu country the other member countys have an obligation to provide aid and assistance by all means in their power so clearly france looking for an international response and it seems as well in the words of john kerry the u.s. secretary of state that those appeals from transcript are being received
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positively by the u.s. >> we have to step up our efforts to hit them at the core where they are planning these things and also obviously to do more on borders and in terms of the movement of people. but the level of cooperation could not be higher. we've agreed even to exchange more information and i'm convinced that over the course of the next weeks da'esh will feel even greater pressure, they are feeling it today and felt it yesterday and felt it in the past weeks. we gained more territory, da'esh has lestes territory. >> we have seen this and bring us up to date on this. >> clearly in brussels there is a very important practice that they they are following french
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and bell belgium investigators and the raids are continuing and heard from police there have been 128 raids on homes and other properties around france overnight and in particular in the last hour or so we have heard a report that french police have found what they are describing as a safe house in the neighborhood to the north of paris, one of the poor suburbs to the north of paris and say this is a safe house which they believe was used by the attackers in the run up to those attacks, so the investigations are very much going on at a national and international level. >> jackie thank you for that, jackie in paris there. politicians in the u.s. want to admit any -- does not want to admit refugees and presidential hopeful chris christie is opposed to taking in syrian children but president obama
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said he will allow 10,000 syrians in the u.s. in 2016. earlier he told the g 20 summit in turkey that nations had a moral obligation to help. allen fisher reports. >> reporter: a moment of silence in texas for the victims of the paris attacks but here and elsewhere in the u.s. there is growing concern about who was to blame, with reports a syrian passport was found near the body of a u.s. governor and says it is enough and 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 from syria to north carolina. >> as governor of the state of texas i will not roll the dice and take the risk on allowing a few refugees in simply to expose texas yanukovichs to that danger. >> reporter: it's not clear if the governments can block resettlement, the federal government makes the decision who to admit and once here
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people even refugees have freedom of movement. >> the u.s. is one of the resettlement program in the world with a very strong vetting system. it receives people on the bases of vulnerability which means people who have been tortured and heads of household and by definition and not the sort of person one should fear. >> reporter: one candidate for the republican presidential nomination has essentially backed the governors. >> but president obama and hillary clinton's proposal to bring america tens of thousands of syrian muslims is nothing short of lunacy. [applause] on the humanitarian front. >> reporter: in his closing remarks to the g 20 summit in turkey u.s. president barack obama said there is a moral obligation to help. >> when i hear folks say that well maybe we should just admit the christians but not the
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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, that is shameful. that is not american. >> reporter: up until the end of september the u.s. admitted 1682 syrian refugees in the previous 12 months. the governors want the department of homeland security to review clearances and procedures and 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, allen fisher, al jazeera. australia says they will not send ground troops in iraq or sierra to come back i.s.i.l. and speaking at the summit in manila they said australia would act in cooperation with the coalition. >> we have to have a legal basis for being in iraq and syria,
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it's not just a question of sending our troops over there. we are part of a coalition and we would need to work in a strategic and security sense in cooperation with them. >> reporter: britain plans to recruit 1900 new spies in the wake of the paris attacks and others such as tourists in tunisia and david cameron said the uk thwarted seven potential attacks in the past six months and 3 billion are expects to be spent in the next five years on high tech equipment for britain's special forces. >> you cannot conduct foreign policy by press releases and pias statements in parliament, you have to engage and build alliances that can make a difference, a deeper partnership means a deeper conversation and a greater ability to address the issues that might concern us. >> reporter: israel has band the islamic movement party accusing it of inciting violence and police searched more than a
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dozen of the group's offices around the country and government declared the northern branch illegal saying membering would be arrested if they violated the ban and what led to this party being ban? >> well, it is a decision that was actually taken by the security cabinet about two weeks ago but was only disclosed last night and then the raids you mentioned took place overnight. now, according to israel especially the northern branch of the islamic movement is very insightful, it does have a banner, a slogan actually that says al-aksa is in danger and it is insightful and keeps on provoking or keeps on provoking all these crisis that happen from the compound and saying to
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israelis that they want to change the status quo around that compound even though prime minister benjamin netanyahu has denied it several times and from israeli point of view the northern part of islamic movement needed to be shut down. >> what about the arab point of view and couldn't have gone down well with arab lawmakers. >> well, certainly there is an uproar at the moment and also denial that this is -- that the allegations made by israel are true and certain of the lawmakers also saying that the israeli government is taking advantage of the situation in france to carry on its own policies and pointing to the fact this decision was taken early on before the paris attacks but only came into place overnight. >> thank you for that in west jerusalem there.
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coming up, in this news hour the philippines clears the way for an economic summit but many say the government is trying to cover up its failures. police in mexico being accused of secretly dumping bodies in a mass grave and families of victims heap to find justice. the heat is on, argentina as they try to qualify for the world cup and all the details with fara in sport. ♪ paris attacks french government leaders say muslim religious leader whose preach radical view also be expelled and their mosques shut down and living in the poor french town have been under scrutiny and think it will get worse and we report. >> reporter: a mournful gathering meant to showcase unity but here a tiny town in southern france even this small
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crowd had difficulty bridging their differences. >> translator: not the terrorist but a small group of fundamentalists that want power and want to flood the planet but i do have a problem with migrants, they are like a trojan horse you know and are trained and have contacts to get weapons. >> reporter: at the ceremony for victims they were somber for more than obvious reasons and worrying about attitudes for them before the horrific attacks in paris and now they are as scared as they are sad. >> translator: every time someone looks at me in the street i feel they think we are at fault. but we have nothing to do with what happened in paris. we are heart broken for those who are living this tragedy. >> reporter: 25-year-old maddok grew up and born here islam
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phobia began last year and once it was discovered that young men had not just been radicalized but waging war in syria. >> translator: in lunell many young people from my generation who joined up to fight with terrorists and we don't know why they did it and don't want to be associated with them and want people to know above all else we are french. >> reporter: towns are at pains to comprehend how a community of less than 30,000 people and full of post card views like these could have become a possible breeding ground for radicalization. but the growing confusion doesn't diminish the rising anger. with the french government stated aim of both expelling radical and dissolving radical mosques houses of worship like this one the mosque which had been under investigation even before the charlie hebdo attacks will certainly come under more
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scrutiny. six men who died fighting in syria in 2014 had attended this mosque. now, another four worshippers tell us they have 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 guidance even though mosque officials are at a loss on how exactly to proceed. >> translator: i'm concerned about how to follow our religion here. it's not important who wins elections, right or the left, we are all french. >> reporter: but during these times of deepening poloroization they wonder if that one commonality will be enough to get them all through this, al jazeera, lunelle, france. and we have a migration researcher at sciences in paris and at the university in belgium
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and joins us live and good to have you with us and let's talk about syrian refugees, it's clearly going to be a backlash against them and people will be more suspicious of them and do you think it's going to be a lot harder for them to find asylum in the future? >> yes and usually i'm very concerned about it with the backlash against immigrants and muslim communities in general and we need to understand this is exactly what tourists are looking for, trying to divide society and what is really unbearable to tourists is the idea that muslim people would coexist together with christians, jews and houthis and this is this they are trying to destroy. >> calls for increased screening of refugees, do you think it's possible to give security guarantees and be totally certain that potential attackers are not among them?
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>> well, i think that the tourist attacks will happen anywhere and suddenly they are here in europe and in france so the reasons why we are trying to smuggling some tourist against refugees and this is a possibility only to accuse refugees and trigger a backlash against refugees and we should not fall into that trap. >> we know that france is stepping up bombing of i.s.i.l. targets in syria and iraq and clearly that is going to cause even more civilians to try and escape the bombing and we are in a vicious sicircle with attacki i.s.i.l. is leading to the creation of more refugees. >> yes, this is indeed a vicious cycle and military operations currently on going are likely to trigger more refugees and if europe doesn't want to take them
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in then we have serious humanitarian issues and risk the vicious circle with the backlash against muslim communities in france because they may seem marginalized from french society which in turn can lead them to potential tourists so there is an a serious risk and what the terrorists are after. >> francois thank you very much speaking live from paris. president of yemen returned home from saudi arabia and abd rabbuh mansur hadi sought refuge in riad in march when they went to war in yemen, the second time he returned to the port of aiden since then and yemen forces backed by saudi-led coalition launched this to take ty and it's the third largest city in yemen. let's speak to the editor and chief in yemen post and is live on skype from sanaa and good to
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have you with us and president abd rabbuh mansur hadi's visit lasted about three days, do you think he is going to stay longer this time? >> it's very powerful for him to come at this time and he is not coming just to come to aiden, he is coming here as a sign he is willing and is seriously planning to help the uprising in thai and that is what the aids informed us 20 minutes ago his goal is to help with the uprising and resistance that are happening against the houthis in different areas of the country. houthis right now are in anger because they did not want him to be part of political scene of yemen's future and here he is now back in aiden showing that he is the president of yemen whether the houthis and their allies like it or not. >> how are they and the houthis are still active and al-qaeda and i.s.i.l. is active, has the
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saudi-led air strikes made any difference. >> they flourish there and let's talk about the houthis and 70% of yemen territory is controlled by the saudi allies including this and other areas and houthis are control of four provinces where just months ago they were ahead of most of the country and this is a blow against the houthis but weak to that extent and could give up fighting and yemen's solution can only be solved politically and both sides realized that and that is why right now there are on going talks under the table happening sponsored by the u.n. and these talks are quite positive right now and most likely in a couple of weeks maximum this will come to an end and the political solution will start being implemented. >> you seem quite optimistic about that because talks in the past have failed with the
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houthis refusing to withdraw out of sanaa. >> that is true, the houthis are not going to with draw and they are members out of sanaa but will withdraw fighters out of sanaa and what happened in the last couple months is houthis enrolled thousands of fighters within the government institutions and government and the army so they are willing to evacuate their fighters whereas on the other hand they have them already enrolled within the government forces and there are problems with how to implement the resolution and we know it's very big and the houthis are now implementing how the u.n. looks at it and from what i was told the envoy to yemen was not against that solution. >> good to speak with you, thank you very much in yemen's capitol there. in brazil they have a flood of
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muddy water and caused an environmental disaster and demanding government help repair the damage after two dams burst at an iron ore mine and it engulfed villages and hit a city, a river which has also been contaminated will take years to recover. government leaders in southern ionia accused of not being prepared for widespread flooding and at least 70 people died and most of them in the capitol and train services have been suspended and streets and homes are flooded. the army and the airforce are rescuing stranded people. well on that note let's turn to rob and ask whether there is more flooding in store for india. >> given it has been raining everyday for a week it's hardly surprising they started there, temporary reprieve but not convinced it will last and this is 24 hour ago picture and it's a little north there and it's on its way up to and the tail with
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fewer clouds in is over sri lanka and considering what is falling that is barely a light shower however the total for the entire month was something like 500 millimeters so far. now, this is the town itself so in the capitol there was already water up to something like 5 and that is not the worst of it as you have gotten the gist and dams have burst and have been added to that sort of thing and the bright is in the north and the heaviest rain has been there at 94 millimeters in the last 24 hours and if you take the forecast chart from that and look where the brightest or darkest blues are it looks like that won't be the end resting place and the rain is heading back down in the next day or so. a quick aside and go across to saudi arabia where i just checked and there is a
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thunderstorm happening in mecca but the rain that would come from it is in tabrook and they are heading south. shiulie. >> thanks for that, police in france and belgium carrying out raids following attacks in paris and we will speak to a military expert on how to tackle a stateless organization such as i.s.i.l. and meet a patient who has under gone the world's extensive face transplant atlanta find out if poor george could tame the bull and we will have this coming up, in sport.
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♪ hello, welcome back and reminder of the top stories and russia intelligence chief says the crash of an airliner last month was the result of a terrorist act and says a bomb destroyed the bus a 321 as it flew from egypt to st. petersburg and vladimir putin says he will find and punish those responsible. john kerry met the french president francois hollande and he is in france to find out how to strengthen the fight against i.s.i.l. and claimed responsibility for the attack in paris that killed at least 129 people and wounded hundreds more. and the president of yemen has returned home from saudi arabia and abd rabbuh mansur hadi sought refuge in riyadh and it's
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the second time he returned to the port since then. the top story and attacks in paris on friday, france's interior minister says police carried out 100 overnight raids on links suspect t ed of i.s.i.l. members and in belgium on monday they blocked off a series of roads in the district of molenbake and several attackers have links to france or belgium and hunting for 26-year-old abdelhamid abaaoud born in brussels and he is the 8th suspect in the paris attacks that left 129 people dead on friday. paul brennan has the latest on the investigation from brussels. >> reporter: the police swooped with overwhelming numbers and over powering amounts of armed strength and they were taking no chances. their focus was number 49 and the brussels neighborhood of
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molenbeck and the target was abdelhamid abaaoud the so called eighth attacker and wearing masked, heavily arm and dog units in support it was a massive show of force. >> translator: i saw the police rushing in. they put the barriers in place, i was wondering what was going on. then they pushed everyone away. they asked us to not to go outside. this is the face of the most wanted man in europe right now and police believe he is hiding in the molenbeck district and barked orders and the house of number 47 to open the windows and surrender and specialist units took out positions on rooftops overlooking the target address, explosive charges were also used to clear the premises but it was a false lead. news spread that the suspect had not been found. four hours after launching the raid the police units began to
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withdraw, leaving behind a sense of shock and bewilderment among the locals. >> translator: there were shock and i'm talking to you with a sense that we have one foot in reality and the other in a sense we are lost. in the next 48 hours when we may be start to understand what is happening here then i think we will say wow, we are certainly in shock, we all are. >> reporter: another declined to give his name. >> translator: it's always like this in molenbake the relays between the police and the residents have been difficult and for 20 years it has been like that and not new proof now it's making things worse and didn't need attacks in paris to find out we had jihads here, we already knew that.
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>> as the manhunt continues for abdelhamid abaaoud his brother mohamed arrested on saturday was released without charge by police in brussels and says he had nothing to do with the paris attacks. >> translator: regarding my brother we did not know where he is at the moment and despite the current tensions he will dare surrender to the justice and grew up here and studied here and a normal person, i cannot tell you more than that. >> it's a fertile ground for radic radicaliz radicalized muslim youth and have been publicized but the complaint too little has been done to effectively tackle the problem. >> translator: they are able to recruit these young people here because of the fragile economic social and cultural situation people live in but the people who reroute them are not just here because it's international
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because you cannot buy kalashnikovs here. >> with raids and high profile policy statements from the government the authorities have never got to grips with the radic radic radicalizing elements and police has changed that and will the police drive a further wedge between residents and authorities or will it bring new cooperation? paul brennan, brussels. french president francois hollande says his country is at war and wants to create a global coalition to fight i.s.i.l. and let's talk more about this with nick whitney with the program on european relations and france wants the u.s. and russia to join this global coalition to take on and destroy i.s.i.l., do you think a wider military campaign is the answer? >> i think it's very difficult to find effective military options in this case.
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one can understand entirely the french desire to strike back and i think if there were effective military options we would be thinking about taking them but we have tried in iraq and afghanistan with large ground invasions and simply taking over a chunk of territory and know it works in the short term but doesn't in the long-term so we have fallen back on the air campaign option which dealing with an enemy like i.s.i.l. is very difficult to manage effectively. >> it's a problem, isn't it, as you pounded out ground campaigns have not worked in iraq or arguably in afghanistan and yet some commentators are saying look air strikes are not enough so it seems to suggest that there isn't really an efficient solution. >> well, i don't think there is a fish sent military solution and think there has to be a political solution and this really shouldn't be hopeless and i think this is where the idea
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of an international coalition m cos into it comes into it and it's it's extraordinary that i.s.i.l. doesn't have a friend in the world and the major international powers don't have time for them. uniformly in the region they are detested. how come they continue to survive? and the answer is of course that here to for there is people who have seen it as in their interest to keep them going and use them in their regional rivalry and hate i.s.i.l. but they damage assad and maybe we will just cut them some slack. turkey has played this game in its relationship with i.s.i.l. the iranians obviously eyed ideologically opposed to them but has influence in baghdad and damascus. if i can finish the point sorry. we need a coming together of
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everybody saying enough is enough and squash them and maybe we are right with that, resent vienna peace talks were quite hopeful. >> is it more different to fight an enemy like i.s.i.l., it's not a state, it's not a country, there are no borders and things that any group with an axe to grind can affiliate itself to i.s.i.l. so does that make it a much more shifting target? >> well, you are absolutely right, i mean a conventional enemy is fine and you can engage in a conventional way and air strikes can be effective in a dynamic or war-like situation for example assisting the kurdish forces to take sinjar with air strikes and effective use of air power and trying to degrade them over a period of time in their home base where they can disburse themselves among the civilian situation and it's almost impossible task and
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may alternate the population because after that there there be sunni tribes living in the valley and will not ultimately get rid of i.s.i.l. or have peace until the sunni tribes decide they are going to reject the extremist who run the place at the moment and dropping the bombs with collateral damage may not help that moment to arrive. >> nick, how do national security concerns play into the suffering of refugees who are clearly only going to become more numerous as a military campaign continues? >> well, the refugees are in a sense as much the victims of i.s.i.l. and assad as the citizens of beirut or the citizens of paris so what apals me is how they used the terrorist attacks in paris to say oh, well, this is a reason for shutting out refugees, it is
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not. it indicates what we all should be doing is being generous and open to refugees rather than turning them away. >> nick, thank you very much indeed for speaking with us and good to get your thoughts there and nick is live from petersfield in the united kingdom. well tributes have been paid around the world to the victims of the paris attacks, mourners at ground zero in new york held french flags, others placed flowers at the tree rescued from the september 11 attacks in 2001. haiti president was at the embassy honoring the victims of the paris atrocity and expressed his solidarity with the french government and haiti's french brothers and sisters and candles were also lit in spain in memory of the french dead and victims honored with flowers, cards and drawings in the capitol madrid.
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world leaders including u.s. barack obama are gathering in the philippines for the asia cooperation summit and chinese president xi jinping is in manila and fears he may boycott the meeting and tension between china and neighbors over the territorial dispute in the sea and u.s.-china rivalry likely to dominate the meeting and we report from manila. >> reporter: manila's chaotic streets are being cleared for the apex summit and schools will be shut and 20,000 of the homeless people have been temporarily moved. philippine officials say it is to ease traffic and ensure the safety of more than 7,000 delegates but many feel the city shut down is hypocritical, a cover up of the country's widening gap and the failure to live up to the summit steam of inclusion and juan sells
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sustainable fair trade products and small companies like hers makeup 98% of businesses in asia and only a third of them are owned by women and juan says excluding women says the economies are losing out on billions of dollars in potential growth. >> 89 billion that is untapped because of the lack of women participation but what we want is for the leaders to finally say yes, we are going to include this in our agenda to decrease and lesson the gender gap and to give women more access to financing. >> reporter: but analysts say it's not what is on the agenda that needs watching. expected to set the tone is the underlying rivalry between the u.s. and china for dominance over the region and both militarily and economically. the u.s. and china lead separate trade initiatives for the asia pacific region each excluding the other but apex 21 member
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economies agree to work together despite political differences and there are many. the largest point of contention has been taken off the agenda, china's controversial construction of artificial islands in disputed portions of the south china sea and the island building is strongly opposed by many of china's neighbors and most like the philippines. >> the romans used to say money has no odor. when you are talking about gaining wealth and making wealth for your citizens sometimes you can leave the political differences aside and focus on that. >> reporter: as in previous years apex leaders are expected to smile and put up a united front at the close of the summit but it will be difficult to hide strained relations especially as they are already being reflected on the streets of manila, al
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jazeera, manila. police in mexico accused of secretly dumping bodies in a mass grave, human rights agency is looking into whether officers in the state of here buried corpss instead of investigating how they died and john holman reports. >> reporter: another mass grave is unearthed in mexico but this time not drug lords but authorities in the central state here that admitted burying more than 100 bodies in this pit. they me reflected to tell her son oliver had been dumped there and for the first time she is seeing video of him being pulled o o ou out. for months authorities had
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assured oliver's family his body was in a morgue to await test who kidnapped and killed them and after the family pressured them did they finally admit the truth. more families are wondering if their loved ones could be in this pit, there are more than 80 disappeared people here and human rights told us that authorities have not sold a single case. >> translator: there is an attitude of come policety and punity and corruption and the only thing that it provokes is crimes against the people here 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
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informed when possible and deaths are first investigated, that didn't happen here according to state attorney documents al jazeera had access to and show several bodies were dumped in the pit without investigation or identification, more than 100 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 and under pressure state attorney's office first admitted it was an elicit grave and asked why and got this repeated line. >> translator: we are not talking about an elicit grave, just a common one and if there are irregularities we will take the investigation to wherever it needs to go. >> reporter: the family has been able to give him a decent burial and many other relatives of disappeared people are left
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craving even that consolation, john holman, mexico. still to come here on the program in sport it's a day to forget for the french open champion and fara will explain why in just a moment.
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the world's most extensive face transplant has been described a success, 150 doctors and medical staff at a hospital in new york were involved in a life changing operation as alexia brian
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reports. >> in the hospital in august he put on his prosthetic ears and took a courageous step into the unknown. >> working hard everyday trying to get this transplant done. >> reporter: he was seriously burned in 2001 working as a volunteer firefighter, leaving his disfigured in his face and upper body, 14 years and more than 70 operations later it was time for the big one but his doctors have proclaimed it's the most comprehensive face transplant in history. his medical team at new york had been practicing for more than a year. >> when you feel me touching you here. >> reporter: they waited for just the right donor to come along with his fair skin and hair and he died in a cycling accident in july. >> how are you feeling? i'm going to take care of you. >> reporter: 150 medical staff worked for 26 hours on this complex, delicate surgery. they slit the skin in the back of the donor's head and bringing
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it forward and cutting key pieces of bone and put it over his face, it was a medical first, a difficult operation, one they couldn't be sure he would survive. >> the most complex portions are the transplant of the eyelids, the ability to transplant them in their entirety so patrick can blink normally, inclusion of the entire scalp, with this procedure it changes the entire trajectory of his life. >> a major charge and can be a mixed blessing and the first person to under go a partial transplant and struggling with looking in the mirror and seeing someone else's face look back and one of his biggest challenges to make sure his body doesn't reject his new face and take medicine everyday and also will be more operations but after three months in hospital the doctors say he is making remarkable progress and planning a reunion with his family. >> i've seen pictures and see
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how i do. >> reporter: he says the doctors have not just given him a new face, he now has a new life, al jazeera. well, let's get all the sport now. >> thank you so much. republic of island have qualified for next year's european championships in france, the first time they qualified for successive euros and playoff in dublin and two goals from jonathan walters 2-1 victory and ire land 3-1 on aggregates and the other side hungry and france 2016 and the final two spots on tuesday when sweden travels to den mark and ukrai ukraine go to slovakia. >> fantastic bunch of players and wanted to play for the country which is very, very
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important. belgium's friendly with spain and brussels said to happen later has been cancelled over security concerns following the attacks in paris and the friendly that is going ahead is france's mafrp against england and france is playing germany and paris on friday night when a suicide bomber struck outside their national stadium and one of the players lost a cousin in the attack and hopes something positive can come out of tuesday's game. >> i think the only power we can have is to play futbol and try to escape people during one hour during a game and of course there will be a lot of emotion from us, from players but as i say we are in england and we know that english people are
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very respectful and we will be a great moment of solidarity. >> i really can't imagine how this game is going to go and what sort of futbol is going to be played and quite serious i have never been in this situation and never played a game four days after a tragedy of this immense proportion but the game is to go ahead and we will prepare and try to play the best game we can play but i can't deny that there are other issues at stake here which are greater than the game of futbol. >> two of south america's sides face off and argentina take on columbia looking for the first win of the qualification campaign and they are second from the bottom of the ten-team group and only have a two points after three games with columbia on four. and massi is out due to injury
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and what the argentina coach is calling a must-win game. >> translator: being in this situation is pretty uncomfortable. and beyond that they could have had better play and power to correct it through a positive result and the only positive result is winning. >> reporter: hong kong hosts china for the world cup qualifier later on tuesday and hong kong shot china in september to holding them to a goal of straw and ranked 145th in the world and currently second in group c and china is third and defeat for china would leave them on the brink of failing to progress to the qualification stage and china only ever reached the world cup finals once and for more on this we are joined by al jazeera rob mcbride who is outside the stadium in hong kong and rob a lot of tension in the lead up to this match, tell us about that. >> well, there has been an incredible build up to the match and a real feeling of tension in
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what might happen in a few hours or so and comes after a couple of years and has seen a deteriorating relationship between hong kong and bay land china and with last year and animosity to people and they have a status and meant to enjoy a certain amount of autonomy in china but people here are increasingly feeling overwhelmed by the might of china and the political power and diplomatic influence here but except and in sport and soccer in particular they feel they are on a more even playing field with mainland china, sorry hong kong has been playing soccer a lot longer than mainland china and it is lower in the rankings but did hold them with a goalless draw in september and people are beginning here to wonder what if, what if they can cause a huge upset by defeating china and as we know that would mean
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for china's hopes of getting through to the next qualifying around it would be virtually impossible for them to proceed. >> how concerned are authorities about crowd trouble ahead of this game? >> we have seen some of this animosity bubbling over in the behavior of the crowd, hong kong fans here have a habit of booing the national chinese and them and doesn't go down well with hong kong authorities here and in beijing itself and also with fee fa, they have slapped a fine on hong kong fans of $5,000 for booing when the national and them is played and warned that hong kong fans will again be punished possibly by withdrawing or removing points from the hong kong team in the qualifying around if the fans miss behave. so a real pressure on hong kong fans here but sense they might try some act of defiance and people have been talking about possibly turning their backs on the pitch when the anthem is
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played or writing boo and holding it on a piece of paper in front of their face and would it get them as defiance and get them in trouble with fifa, we don't know and may find out in the next hour or so. >> bulls had a win against the pacers on monday and top scorer had 23 points before a sprained ankle and he netted 26 points and could have even won it for indiana but the two-time all star denied at the end by butler and chicago winning by one, 96-95. nedal beat the champion in the opening match of the world tour finals in london and had them in paris earlier this month with 35 unforced errors in the match and nedal missed last year's event due to appendicitis and the last appearance was the 2013 fined
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where he lost and he went on to win this one in straight sets. >> well, i'm happy for the victory and it's an important time for me and all the matches here and all the finals are so difficult and start with a victory always is so important and so very happy for that and just that is something for us and so just happy the way that i'm playing. >> that is all your sport for now and back to you. >> thanks very much indeed for that. the veteran indian actor jeffrey has died. he started in gandhi, the man who would be king and my beautiful person and suffered a brain hemorrhage in london and passed away at the age of 86. that's it for this news hour but more news coming up.
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