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his pl's mr. belgium arrest 16 peopn overnight raids across brussels as the hunt continues for a key suspect in the paris attacks. ♪ ♪ >> the investigation in to the paris attacks continued continues in france, the police have released a fee photo of a d suspect who police say blew himself up outside the stade de france. the kirschner era end in argentine actual the opposition candidate wins the historic presidential run off.
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malmali's president tell al jaza who was responsible for an attack on a luxury they toll. we'll be live in the capital. ♪ ♪ welcome to the program. start this is hour in belgium, where the police have arrested 16 people in raids across brussels. the police are still hunting for a suspect in connection with the attacks in paris. 26-year-old but he is still on the run. live now to brussels and our correspondent paul brennan, so, paul, crucially they are still looking for him. they still haven't found him. >> reporter: indeed. a big search, major set of coordinated rates late on sunday. 16 people arrested. 22 raids in all. 19 in the brussels area. and three more in a city not so far away from here. clearly coordinated.
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actioning on intelligence. a major sweep. there were unmarked police cars flying around butses here with their lights flashing last night. and the police obviously under he minutes pressurimmense pressa breakthrough because of the threat level be at four and the destruction that would call. but they did not get their prime man. saleh abdeslam repains on the run. no clear indication where he is, the 16 people that have been arrested will be questioned at length. a judge will decide later on monday whether or not to keep them in custody. i have to caution that people have been arrested previously have been released. seven people were arrested in one sweep. five were released without charge, we'll treat the 16 headline figure with some caution until people are actually charged. nevertheless, the main man the one they really wanted has so far slipped the net. >> shots fired on the streets, palm, just in the past 24 hours or so. not a good place to be.
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brussels in lockdown, the start of the working week where you are. how is the city coping with all of that? >> reporter: they are being remarkably stoic. people really do understand the necessity of these security measures. the metro is closed. it's been closed, this is the third day now that it's been closed. didn't affect people too badly over the weekend about, you now we are entering monday. the working week as you say. it's going to cause major disruption. as you can hear, though, and probably see as the cameraman pans around the trams still running and the buses are still running. so over ground services are still operating. it's the under ground services that the government felt were too vulnerable to the potential for attack. at least while there was potentially firearms and he can please i haves still out there. but banks, i know one bank has told its employees to work from home, that's around 2,000. the european commission, the e.u. which is headquartered here in brussels have canceled all nonsean meetingnonessential meee
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the workload to the city. >> paul, thanks very much. well, from belgium to france where police have released the photo of another suspect. police believe he is one of the three men that blew himself up at the stade de france, andrew sim ups is live for us this hour in paris, francois hollande on and off his plane in the coming days, it's a colossal week for him. >> reporter: yes, alongside the massive security operation that's going on. and looking towards belgium. so many french people still in massive amounts of fear. but also looking towards belgium and thinking, well, perhaps many of them thinking if only we had had a warning. you are right, diplomacy this week is very big indeed. francois hollande isn't diluting in any way, isn't softening his hard line stance, his insistence that he is at war with isil.
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and this is how it's looking right now. france at war is what the president promised and that's what is being delivered. increased raids on isil targets in syria, and the only french aircraft carrier is now in position to intensify the airstrikes. francois hollande find his popularity rising after a weekal national trauma with 130 lives lost in the paris attacks. one poll says more than 9th% support his actions so far. right now the people of france appear to be content with what their president is doing and saying. but the week ahead will probably be the most difficult in his presidency. he has to actually convince people that what he says and does is right. once he was seen as a mild mannered mr. gray sort of figure. now he is following a hawkish path. but france can't go it alone. hollande's first meeting this week will be with the uc prime
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minister. david cameron is hoping to get enough support for parliamentary approval to extend british airstrikes on isil in to syria. and france isn't just looking for military support. it wants to bolster agreements to improve european intelligence cooperation. and impose more border checks within the e.u. on tuesday, hollande will leave paris for washington. he will be after mere military commitment in syria from barack obama. the u.s. president and his russian counterpart vladimir putin appear to have broken some of the ice between them at the g20 meeting in turkey earlier this month. there will be efforts for a grand military coalition to include russia and hollande plans too head to moscow later in the week in afternoon effort to secure an effort to securea t everyone is conflict. >> more bombs. our military chief of staff said
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we won't win on the short-term, militaribly against isil. it's about a political diplomatic solutions. >> reporter: hollande also plans to meet germany's chancellor angela merkel of he will no doubt consult her on the prospect of putin being on board. but the russian president, who is heavily committed to supporting syria's president bashar al-assad with his own airstrikes, is going to want concessions. he's likely to want the lifting of sanctions for his action in crimea and eastern ukraine and that may be too high a price to pay. >> now, andrew, undoubtedly president hollande and david cameron are on precisely the same page in it comes to their desires fork mr. cameron it's a tough sale for him politically because it may come down to a vote. >> reporter: it is a tough sale. it didn't work two years ago when he tried to get apartment are you approval for bombing
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syria as well as iraq. however since the paris attacks so much has changed the mood of the pretty british people even the recently elected leader of the labor party jeremy corbin is supposed to be going in the direction of perhaps supporting action. this is a situation that the foreign affairs commit any the u.k. has warned that there need tsto be a coordinate the strate, an end game, if you will, if britain is to engage in supporting the whole bombing campaign in syria itself. now, of course, britain is only part of the story. it is important one to france. but russia is the biggest issue. and, of course, that is something that is going take some working out. it's going take the biggest chunk of diplomacy this week.
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>> and when president hollande goes to washington tomorrow to bring barack obama. you mentioned in your report a little earlier, we know what he wants from barack obama. but for parisians who are still processing and coming to terms with the events of the 13th of this moth, what do they want from the united states? >> reporter: what they want from the united states is an assurance that it isn't just rhetoric, it isn't just words, it's action on the ground that the u.s. will support them in in intelligence terms all wait, plus on the ground, in syria and iraq, much more coordination on air strikes, much more in the way of airstrikes, that's what the mood is. that's certainly what hollande wants. but, of course, we come back to moscow and one former u.s. diplomat said, well, russia is talking the talk, they seem to want to do business in terms of military cooperation. but it's walking the walk that is the issue you. and, of course, with vladimir
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putin's support of bahar allah r al-assad in syria. his support of the iranian way of supporting the military attacks on the opposition, then and also the attacks by russia which have taken place in large numbers, allegedly less numbers now on forces that are friendly to the west, then this could be a long way to go and no one is sure that there will be a deal. peter. >> andrew, many thanks. we move on. argentina has elected i'll first conservative president in more than a decade. mauricio mack recipients reached just over half the boats, teresa from there. >> reporter: the impossible was possible said ma rear yows mack recipients on sunday night when he became the elected president of argentina. one month ago his chances were
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slim. but in the one month the center right mayor of was able to build enough support to defeat cristina kirschner's handpicked successor. >> translator: i am here because you brought me here and so i ask you, therefore, don't abandon me. let us continue together that on december 10th the wonderful stage of or vinni agenting begis here, it's now, let's go argentina let's go. it's here, it's now. -789d and his support, believe him. all of them say they are ready to work for argentina. >> translator: we have the support of the people. we need to start acting and not complain. so we can really change this country. >> reporter: celebrations continued until late at night. the election results show that a majority in argentina voted for change.
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these people that you can see behind me are not totally celebrating mauricio marci's victory but also the end of an era after 12 years of kirschnerism, the movement that christina and nestor kirschner created in 2003. the left wing movement brought about deep government involvement in the economy. and many credit it with pulling millions of argentinians out of poverty. among christina kirschner's supporters there was sadness and defiance. >> translator: people have no memory. once things are doing okay, they decide to throw everything out of the window. local media is brainwashing people. >> reporter: marci won by only three points. raising questions about governability. but analysts say marci's biggest challe second economy. >> the did he appreciation of the reserves of the central banks. micro economic policy especially throughout the last two years has been deficient.
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the he don my has been stag nantd fant for four years so there is a change in the make row mig regimmicroeconomic econ. it will difficult without inflation. sunday was a historical day in argentina. the first second round in this country's history. and the first time in 12 years that the people have demanded change. al jazeera, argentina. you are watching al jazeera. still to come on this program. >> translator: he was able to see his father's face and call him father. that was the happiest thing. >> reunited briefly after 65 years after separation a month on we catch one korean families divided by war. >> reporter: i am imtiaz tyab at the iraq museum in central baghdad where thousands of antiquities were looted at the start of the thousand three
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u.s.-led invasion.
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♪ ♪ welcome back. the top stories from al jazeera. belgium police have arrested 16 people in raids believed to be connected to the a packs in paris, but the name suspect saleh abdeslam is any on the run. french police released a photo of the third suspected bomber that blew himself up at the stade de france. argentina has elect a certainty right president for the first time in decades.
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mauricio marci celebrated his victory. tighter border controls in our up and it looks like that might be coming to africa too. that's because the head of the economic community of west african states is considering boarder restrictions following friday's attack in mali. 19 people remember killed when gunmen stormed the raddison blue hotel in the capital. the president has been sitzing the city and says they will consider limits to free movement of people and goods. medically's president has told al jazeera the group was not behind at at on friday. on that luxury hotel. the al qaeda affiliate had claimed respond. >> translator: initially it was said that this was the work of [ inaudible ] but tonight all indications are it's the marina liberation front behind this.
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they are act as if messina was a country or territory that needed to be liberated. at this precise moment, i have no more details. >> in the mali an capital, many people have had no choice but to continue with their lives as normal. here is ahmed i idris. >> reporter: this is the separate market, busy as ever two. days after an attack on a luxury hotel that killed dozens of people. most here seem to have moved off. evening as the government announces a 10-day state of emergency. like most traders at the market, her only concern is if the measures will affect her income. >> translator: if the state of emergency will bring peace associate be it. i hope it won't stop my customers from come to this market. >> reporter: so far there hasn't been any extra police presence on the streets or troop deployments. but the government hopes the emergency security measures will lead to the arrest of suspects on the run. and prevent a similar attack. the gunmen knew what we were looking for, a gathering of
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foreigners and locals. people from 20 countries were inside the hotel. at least two major conferences were being held. the gunmen search today their victims before special force as received. now a manhunt is on for three. there are concerns that they might strike again. mali has seen such attacks before. the armed group that has taken responsibility for friday's attack also targeted a pub frequented by foreigners back in march. and in august, an hotel was taxed. in both cases, people were killed. mali's history with the state of emergency is raising concerns for some. >> translator: if i remember, there were three states of emergency in the past, and on each occasion it was the civil population that suffered the most. >> reporter: and mali ans will be watching to see whether this will be another era of peace or uncertainty.
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for now things are back to normal on the street of capital. al jazeera. now the emergency services are still searching for survivors in m myanmar after a landslide killed 108 people. 100 people are still missing after a mountain of mine waste chanced. it's not yet clear what caused the landslide in this mountainous region. >> it's a month since an elderly south korean mother and son said good by almost certainly for the final time to their north korean husband and father. they had been separated since 1950 when the two koreas went to war. they unions were a rare and brief symbol of warming relations between the two governments. harry fawcett went to meet them. >> reporter: theirs was the story that dominated coverage of the last month's reunions between families separated by the korean war, the couple had last seen each other 65 years ago when she was pregnant and he was tricked in to going north. their son, an old man now himself, was meeting a father he
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had long assumed dead. a month on the emotional powering of those moments isn't far a wait a minute. >> translator: as old as he is, my son hadn't been able to utter the word father even once in his life. he was able to see his father's face. and call him father. that was the happiest thing. >> translator: [ inaudible ] are the same judging from may felt when i met him. fond of joking edger jet i can, deem down there is something shared between father and son. >> reporter: they had been married for just seven months when they parted. she remembers a some some what hesitant young man. >> translator: at that time he was a new bride groom. his moves, he got better. >> reporter: and she says his remarriage in the north prompted no jealousy. >> translator: there is no such feeling. he was forced to go. no need to blame. i think it is only natural. >> reporter: the joy of these
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reunions is always tempered by their bev at this. brevity. nearly-of them said they had encountered difficulties in returning to normal life, rageing from en some nia to feelings of helplessness evening despondency, even 10% said they wished the reunion had never happened in the first place. returning to normal life after such emotional turbulence can be hard. it's meant are adjusting to part time construction work, nightly meals in the restaurant he owns with his wife and the knowledge now that he has a father but is unable to contact him. >> translator: when we had to part i wrote a letter, i put in to the hands of my father through the window of the bus. whoever reads it will burst in to tears. because i wrote the words miss in every line. >> reporter: nonetheless he says the reunion was a miracle that made him whole. he's hoping for another that the governments might arrange yearly meetings. his mother says she feels no
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sadness simply happy to know that her shuts alive. south korean bureaucracy won't allow her to rescind his death certificate. but she no longer has to mourn him as she has every year since he vanished. harry few set, al jazeera, seoul. an iranian court has sentenced an american journalist to an unspecified prison term. the teheran bureau chief at the washington post was convicted last month of espionage, the newspaper called at sentence a sham. douglas game the foreign editor for the post says getting diplomatic help to their correspondent has been difficu difficult. >> jason is a dual iranian-american citizen that has made this case difficult because iran will not recognize his u.s. citizenship and treating him purely as a iranian, jason is not alone in being put behind bars in iran, others journalists have been arrested. he's alone though as a foreign correspondent now detained longer than any other foreign correspondent in iranian history. longer than the american
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hostages who were take then 1979. you know, it's time for iran's senior leaders to step in. this case has been stuck in iran yaps judiciary now for 15 months. this is the moment when iran's senior leaders have the power to overturn a verdict. to issue a pardon, to make this matter go away and resolve it once and for all. millions of people in pakistan are affected by the trade in counterfeit medicine. it's not just the drugs that aren't what they seem, the doctors and dentists handing them out can often be fake as well. kamal highser ha hyder has the 7 crack down on the counterfeiters. pakistani authorities raid a dentist. plant pretending to be a qualified dentist makes a quick escape through the backdoor. leaving his patient with a sore tooth at this time sitting in the chair. >> we are here and we have found some of those medicines which are anesthetic medicines and
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meant only for animals but these are being used for human beings. >> reporter: it's not just fake dentists and doctors causing major problems. pakistan has a well established and regulated pharmaceutical industry. but behind the scenes, there is a parallel industry making fake medicine and it is now a lucrative trade. the provincial government here as already closed a thousand laboratory tories in one month alone. >> we have recently seized a really huge cas cachet of medics that were being sent to afghanistan. they were not the original medicines even and they are fake medicines, we are not only seizing them, we are arresting people. >> reporter: while these people may have come to the right place, and are confident they are buying the original drugged as a registered pharmacy. many ordinary citizens are vulnerable to medicine dealers. >> translator: 50% of medicines
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are available fake in the market. recently my sister was ill, and the doctors predescribed her medication but that didn't work so i brought her back to the hospital. >> reporter: according to the world health organization, illegal pharmaceutical drugs was a business worth over $400 billion. and even though most of those drugs were coming from india and china, pakistan itself was experiencing a huge problem with the manufacturer of fake drugs across the country. medical care here is already over stretched. with a lack of facility for after over-growing problem popu, patience say patients are just desperate for treatment. unaware the medicines they need may be fake. >> people only think of one thing how to make the money. they don't think about patient care, if the rules had been problem earley immaterial impls
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do not be happening. >> reporter: without proper resources from the government the crack down on fake medicine by the provincial authorities only has limited chance of success, kamal hired, al jazeera,. now, the united nations is warning that iraq's ancient heritage could be lot forever. many artifact were stolen of at u.s.-led invasion in 2003 and isil has loote looted and destrd thousands of pieces but the government is trying to recover them. as imtiaz tyab now reports out of baghdad. >> reporter: iraq's ancient history and relics from the world's oldest civilizations on display at the iraq museum in central baghdad. the walls and corridors of this gallery are adorned with stone carvings dating back to the time of the severe vinnies and babylonians, societies that predate jesus christ by thousands of years. they has worked at the iraq museum since 1999. she says in the weeks leading up to the 2003 u.s.-led invasion,
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she and her colleagues warned iraqi and american officials that the museum was vulnerable from mob listened. >> more than 50,000 pieces were stolen just from this m museum. they damaged other things, furniture and everything. >> reporter: almost immediately officials began effort to his get back the relics. objects were unoathed from private homes, covered in raids and some simply repeater on the museum's shelves. others were seized from international antiquities market in jordan, lebanon, syria, kuwait, saudi arabia and as far as away as new york. including this piece known as the statue. the 150-kilogram bronze relic dates back to the ancients mess pa train vinnie a indicate vinnie period and is one of the few recovered objects that have now been put back on display.
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>> reporter: some of the fine effort antiquities aren't on display, they are bricked up in storage rooms far from view so off limits are the vats and their content such a safely guarded secret, we weren't allowed anywhere near them. because of concerns over iraq's readiness to preserve its own treasurers. the rapid rise of isil and years of vie rents sectarian divisions have all raised questions about the museum's safety. >> it's my history. i should, proud to put these pieces in this gallery. but it's not allowed now. >> reporter: it's not just artifacts stored at the museum that are at risk, iraq has 12,000 known archeological sites where sue marian, a card vinnie, babylonia, parisian and ancient islamic sites once stood. many are not protected and have been loot today years, so while some of iraq's artifacts remain on display, or are hidden away, much of its ancient heritage
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continues to be threatened. imtiaz tyab, al jazeera, at the iraq museum in baghdad. a reminer fo reminder for yu can keep up right up to date wall the world news here at al jazeera via the website, today the attacks in paris launch a debate over refugees coming to america. what is the u.s. doing to stop violent extremism already here. in our panel hiv isn't the death sentence it used to be, but are more people becoming infected because the government dropped the ball? my final thought have we already forgotten


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