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>> a bottl bomb in a can of soft drink. this is the bomb that brought down an airliner killing 224 people. hello, i'm maryam nemazee in london. you're watching al jazeera. also coming up. paris prosecutor said that the terrorist terrorist cell neutralized in their raid was ready to act.
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and a giant of the game, rugby's first global superstar dies age 40. isil has published an image of the improvised bomb that says brought down the airliner killing 22,042 people on board. the group said it's smuggled the explosive on to the plane destined to st. petersburg. from moscow al jazeera's rory challands has more. >> an every day item that could have led to the deaths of hundreds of people. this is the can of soft drink that isil claims it used to bring down a russian airliner. aside it what appears to be a detonator, power source and switch. one expert said the claim was
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capable. >> probably 200 to 300 graham 300 grams of high explosives. if this was place insid inside the optimum position could cause catastrophic failure and breach the shell of the aircraft, if you like, which at 30,000 feet is going to call it to disintegrate. >> isil displayed the device on its english-magazine. the metro jet airbus carrying holiday makers from sharm el sheikh. russia said that a bomb was to blame, a conclusion that several western governments had already reached. president vladimir putin has offered a reward for information leading to those who destroyed the jet. isil claims to have exploited a
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loophole at sharm el sheikh to smuggle the bomb on board. >> it tells you a lot t the operation happened in the south much sinai, and the capacity to bring down an airlines is al-qaeda had been attempting to do that since after 9/11. >> since the crash russia had september up airstrikes on isil and other opposition groups in syria. isil said it planned to target a western aircraft but changed its mind in reaction to russian bombardment. the release of the photo raised more questions for egypt and the security at its airports yet it has given no official reason why it thinks the plane crashed calling on all sides awaiting the results of the egyptian investigation. now even if this photo is of the
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very device brought down the russian airliner, i'm not sure there is a huge amount of information that can be gleamed from this photo that goes beyond what the russians already know. that's perhaps why the kremlin has not said too much about it. it has acknowledged that it has seen a photo. but beyond that it has not said very much at all. if you look at this picture, it shows a very rough and ready looking device. on tuesday, the head of the fsb was shown on television saying that this was probably a homemade explosive device if you look at the photo it looks pretty small they were also saying that they didn't think that the device was more than one kilogram or it's equivalent of tnt. perhaps if you're a sharp-eyed bomb expert you could find something from the can or looking at the elects trical components here, but the big questions still remain and those
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questions are, who were the people that planted this bomb on the plane? how did they get it there? what were the so-called security loopholes that sharm el shekih loopholes and where are those people who planted the bomb now? if those questions have answers, they're not yet in the public domain. >> in other developments in its english language magazine, isil also said it has killed one norwegian and one chinese man it has been holding hostage. they have condemned the killing described as despicable and barbaric. >> there is no excuse for the treatment our country man has been exposed to neither in reasonable or ideology. this is a cold-blooded murder and the government strongly condemns the killing of a norwegian. this is a despicable and barbaric act.
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>> the prosecutor investigating friday's attacks which killed 129 people in paris say police have neutralized the terror cell which was ready to act. acting on a tip off, hundreds of specialists and soldiers went to the north of the capital, not far from the stade de france, part of the explosions on friday. several police officers were injured and a police dog was killed during the dramatic early morning operation during which some 5,000 bullets were fired by police. the target was the man police say played a key role in organizing the paris attacks. but the prosecutor says he was not among the eight arrested. an do you simmons has more now from paris. [ explosions ] >> it sounds like a war zone.
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yet this is a residential suburb of northern paris. any illusion that some normality might be return to go france is lost in the darkness. bullets whistling by at close range. a seven light from a helicopter picking out targets for the police special forces. gunfire and exposes going on for hours. cell phone cameras held dangerously at windows catching some of the gun fights and arrests. army reinforcements are sent in as backup. this suspect survives holding his hands on his head. on your knees, show me your back shouts an officer in english. in a second arrest the suspect is seen on the ground with two policemen having to restrain him. other arrests were made. some of the suspects forced to strip to prove they weren't
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armed. for hours now this paris suburb has been in deep shock, explosions waking people up in the early hours, everyone thought this was another take. about no, it was a pro longed fire fight between a heavily armed group holed up in an apartment at the bottom of this street, and the police. later behind sheeting the body of one of the suspects was removed. another dead suspect was a woman wearing a suicide vest, who had detonated her explosives. she's understood to be hazmat, she's believed to be a cousin of the suspect, the planner of friday's attacks. thethere was information that he was here, and that's why the raid was ordered. >> there were explosives which
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the terrorists had prepared and the police shot 5,000 bullets in the raid. we took note of the various arms used, the shootings, bullets and partial destruction in and there will be a whole number of forensic investigations that need to be conducted further. >> i found out its at my house, and the people are holed up at my flat. someone asked me to do their a favor. i did them a favor. someone asked me to put up two people for three days, and that's normal. i didn't know anything. if i would have known, do you think i would have done it? >> not surprisingly people in this district are frightened and confused. some have decided not to leave their home even after the separation was over. >> i called the police. and they say that don't worry, stay safe at home. it's a police action somewhere in the city. but it was so close to us.
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it was 100 meters from that. >> the scale of the operation was vast, some special forces police were injured. [ sirens ] it all ended after more than seven hours with a motorcade of police special forces speeding out, leaving behind another pain taking inquiry. a question mark over the whereabouts of the suspect who has not been arrested. and the chilling prospects that this could have been a previously unknown isil cell. as crowds of people return to their homes, there are more questions about the effectiveness of intelligence and whether there could be plans for more attacks. an do you similar mondays al jazeera, paris. >> let's get more now from emma pay ward, who is live for news paris. emma, will is sill so much we don't know about the identities
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of the dead. and hose who were detained in the raid. tell us what--have we cleaned anything more since the paris prosecutor spoke? >> well, there is still a large police presence where that raid took place this morning. and obviously residents are very concerned. there have been several controlled explosions coming from the flat which the police raided earlier today. but the what the prosecutor was saying was that the suspect was not among those eight people arrested. of course, there was a body found, and they have yet to identify that. but what we're hear something that the other main suspect being sought by police not just here in france but the whole of europe has yet to be arrested. earlier the police gave a description of the car they believe to be traveling. but the prosecutor here in paris
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was praising the courage and vigor of those involved in that operation. five thousand bullets fired. one can only imagine how freight anything it was more residents living in the community. >> this comes at a time when the whole of paris, indeed, the whole country coming to term terms with the attacks that few days ago. what is president holland's place how? >> well, they're still coming to terms. every now an we know you shee and then you hear the cheer of those here.
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do people feel safer because of the operation that was carried out today? well, we spoke to a few people here earlier tonight, and they said no, not really because they believe that other cells perhaps like this cell here in france. >> indeed, thank you very much, emma hayward bringing us the latest from the french capital of paris where people continue to gather in the center of town to pay their respects to the victims of the attacks. now french government has announced no demonstrations will be authorized in public places during the climate change summit. much had been planned during the talks to be held in paris later this month, but they'll not be able to go ahead for security reasons. >> the united states has released dramatic picture of an
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plant in syria, where 100 trucks were destroyed in the campaign. we'll be telling you why malaysia's taxi drivers are on strike. also, we have more coming up in a moment's time.
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>> welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. a quick recap of the top stories. the islamic state in iraq and the levant published an image of the improvised bomb that
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brought down the russian airliner killing all 224 on board, a terror cell ready to attack was neutralized in an early morning raid. the operation ended with two people dead and eight arrested. now the coordinator for yemen has said over 5.5000 people have been killed in the conflict since march. 830 of them were women and children. basic services are collapsing in the arab world's country. some 21.2 million people, 82% of the population now requires some kind of humanitarian assistance. and on top of that, nearly 320,000 children are acutely malnourished. now the greek prime minister alexis tsipras is in talks with his turkey current parts.
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he said that greece and turkey need to do more to fight human smuggling rings. u.s. pratt barack obama has slammed what he calls hysteria of the supposed security threat posed by refugees entering the united states. one of the first states trying to impose a ban is texas. rob reynolds reports now from austin. >> at an islamic school and mosque in austin, texas, children play without a care. but many of their parents and other adults in the muslim community were jolted when texas governor greg abbott said syrian refugees fleeing civil war were not welcome in this state. he told president obama not to send any syrians to texas for
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fear they might include operatives loyal to the islamic state. this woman said that the governor is misinformed. >> these are people who are running away from isil, destroyed by isil. they're really victims. i don't see how these families we can portray them as being terrorists. >> there are a handful of recent syrian refugees in austin, but all those we contacted declining to interviewed, afraid relatives back home might suffer repercussions if they spoke out publicly. but all refugees are screened by several government agencies are before they are allowed to settle in the u.s. >> we know and we're given assurances that any refugee that comes into our community has been fully vetted by the federal government through the department of homeland security and all of the appropriate
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security checks. >> so far the u.s. has taken in only about 2,000 syrian refugees. but the obama administration plans to admit 10,000 more over the next 12 months. now more than half of the governors of the 50 u.s. states say their doors are closed to syrians. the fact is, however, that no governors, whether here in texas or elsewhere have any legal right to prevent syrian refugees from settling within their borders. once the u.s. federal government has given a refugee permission to enter the united states, they can live wherever they want. muslim leaders here are reluctant to criticize the governor. they say they understand how rattled americans are by the attacks in paris and elsewhere claimed by the islamic state, but they plead for american sympathy, too.
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>> how sincere and how loving are we going to be? >> so far america doesn't seem to be getting a very good grade on that test. >> no, not really. but there are a lot of good folks here in town. >> late tuesday white house officials spoke with 3 34 governors in an attempt that reassure them that refugees, including syrians, undergo the most rigorous screenings of any travelers to the u.s. >> nigerian police say two female suicide-bombers have blown themselves up in a mobile phone market in northern nigeria, killing 15 people. it happened in the northern city and comes less than 24 hours after an attack at a fruit and vegetable market killed 32 people. we have reports from abuja. >> these are the latest victims much a six-year cycle of violence devastating nigeria. their attacker was looking to
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cause max damage. most of the victims were young men and women. >> we went to eat. after eating we sat with some tea, and then the blasts, three of my friends were killed. >> this is the third of such attacks here. in hospitals here are struggle with the injured. some of whom are in critical continues. although no one has claimed responsibility the attack resembles similar ones carried out by boko haram. the most recent occurred just a few kilometers from here. >> what the operations failed to do was to stop attacks on soft targets such as markets and places of worship. hundreds of people have been killed in such attacks. security experts warn that sued attacks will increase as the deadline set for the military to
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defeat the fighters nears. al jazeera, abu i can't, nigeria. >> now nigeria has half the world. >> women who depend on these trees say they should make more money. they're producing a natural oil that is made into a skin moisturizer. it is also an ingredient in many skin care products. the women process the butter mainly by hand. then they manage and label it. it sells for $1.05 a liter. the price in the shop is at least $30.
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>> they are purchased at a cheap price and then sold at a highest price. >> the trade will be worth $50 billion by 2020. my year gentleman grows half the world's shea butter trees. the shea butter has been sold to a company who will sell it overseas. according to the nigeria export couple. the agency said local prose duesers don't have the skills to meet import rules in the most profitable markets, the u.s. and europe. >> we look at training, you know through best practices. >> this trade fair was organized to showcase the best of shea
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butter products. they say quality is being improved. >> well, we're working on putting in a mini lab in each center, so we're able to process at the same time check the quality of the butter before it's exported or september out of the processing center. >> more of the shea butter producers hope to have more money in their pocket and benefit from those in the industry. but industry leaders say they want $2 billion worth of investment in order to realize it's full potential. not easy to find in the economic down turn. >> four people have been killed in bush fires in western australia. three german backpackers died in their car east of perth.
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another man understood to be a local farmer was found dead in his vehicle. the bush fires are thought to have been sparked by lightening. riot police have fired tear gas to disperse crowds in kosovo's capital. unrest with its former ruler serbia is now into its second day. the protesters throwing stones and molotov cocktails at police. opposition lawmakers disrupted parliament and firing. er spray inside the chambers. >> jonah lomu has died after battling kidney disease for years. we look back on his life. >> the students at the new zealand school where jonah lomu first picked up a rugby ball, the haka was a fitting tribute to one of the sport's
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all time greats. lomu in action was the embodiment of an opponents' fear. fast, powerful, close to unstoppable. >> we should reflect on the contribution for jonah lomu. his fear has boosted on the international level, and probably an important spark for the guy going fully profession professional. >> jonah made his new zealand debut at the age of 19. his big break through was at the world cup the following year. he scored seven tries running past and at times over any who dared to try and stop him. >> the way he played that role so specialbly with such power and shake the rugby world will be his legacy now. >> i think he was an elect person. he was never everyone tried to
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put forwards on the wings and wings on the side there. the only opponent that could slow lomu down was illness. he managed the condition well enough to teen playing and business piet never winning the world cup, he'll be remembered as one of the best in history. >> he would stay on the field and change the hands of those who would miss the. he under we know an successful but at all times he was upbeat about his prospects. >> yeah, i knew i had this problem. i had to cherish everything bye-bye by.
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the opportunity that it is out there now. >> he spent his final weeks in england watching his country win the world up. a. >> nigeria's president has ordered the arrest of a former national security adviser accused of stealing $2 billion which was intended to be used in the fight against brock. he funned money for ammunition and aircraft. >> a new exhibition is shedding new light on the ex-business by british explorer earnest shack shackleton. his trip was trapped in ice for months before leading the men to
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