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no hug cups, we promise. >> have a great morning. >> believe a coalition, british's prime minister tells francois hollande that he backs strikes against isil in syria. >> cameron and holland will have to convince vladimir putin to join their cause. russia's president is currently in iran to discuss the war in syria. >> argentina's new president dances the night away after winning a historic presidential runoff. plus. >> i'm at the iraq museum in central baghdad, where thousands of antiquities were looted at
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the start of the 2003 u.s. led invasion. >> france's penalty has met britain's prime minister david cameron for talks about the strategy to defeat isil. france has intensified strikes on isil inside syria and is now looking for greater support. it's just one of many meetings holland lined up with western powers in a bid to gather support to combat the group. he'll head to washington to meet barack obama. wednesday, he's meeting germany chance angela merkel to ask for her support. >> at the start of the week, the
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french president seeks commitment for support in his war against isil. it started with a solemn moment. the two men, a dismal scene of killing at a rock concert where 90 died. they both paid homage to the dead by laying a single rose. cameron promises more military support and hopes to get parliamentary approval for airstrikes against isil in syria. he hopes there won't be a repeat of two years ago when he failed to win a vote for bombing syria against assad forces. >> later this week, i will set out in parliament our comprehensive strategy for tackling isil. i firmly support the action that president hollande has taken to strike isil in syria and it's my firm conviction that britain should do so, too. >> we're convinced that we must continue to strike isil in syria. we will intensify our strikes. we will choose the sites that will cause the most damage to
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the syrian army and our aircraft carrier that will soon arrive in the area have the mandate to strike and strike hard against isil. >> france isn't just looking for military support. it wants to bolster agreements to improve urinen intelligence cooperation and impose more border checks within the e.u. >> francois hollande finds his popularity rising after a week of national trauma with 130 lives lost in the paris attacks. one poll says more than 90% support his actions so far. the hollande cameron meeting in their single gesture here mark the start of a really difficult week for the french president. in fact, it could be the hardest in his entire presidency. he has to get more support for what he calls the war against isil. but france can't go it alone. on tuesday, hollande will leave
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paris for washington after more support in syria from president obama. he and his russian counterpart appear to have broken the ice between them. there will be efforts for a grand military coalition to include russia and hollande plans to head to moscow later in the week to secure a deal with putin. not everybody back home is confident about the end game. >> more bombs won't solve the conflict in the middle east. we won't win on the short term militarily against isil. it's about a political and diplomatic solutions. >> hollande plans to meet german chancellor angela merkel. he'll no doubt cult her about the prospect of putin being
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onboard. the russian president backing bashar al assad is likely going to want lifting of sanctions for his actions in crimea and ukraine. that may be too high of a price to pay. >> there's been a further development. let's go live to paris concerning the french aircraft carrier, the charles de gaulle. >> that's right. you heard there the french president saying he would strike and strike hard by using this aircraft carrier. it appears that may have started. there are reports that missions have already begun, it's likely that the first strikes from the carrier have begun. the capacity for this aircraft carrier will make three times
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the effect, in other words triple the amounts of airstrikes in syria against isil from this vessel. ed ad to that is that assurance from the u.k. that the royal air force base can be used in cypress. furthermore, air to airy fueling operations and of course cameron's assurance that he would try to get the approval in parliament to deploy the royal air force on direct strikes against isil in syria. of course two years ago, he failed to get permission to bomb syria, then it was assad forces he was after. he's confident now that there is contract party support. cameron, by the way, being quite bold in what he was saying about intelligence, because you hear about intelligence not reaching some quarters about various
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suspects, isil suspects being in europe ahead of the paris attacks. what cameron said is this, he said that -- he referred to the fact that intelligence often came from outside the european union when neighbors weren't giving information, inferring that there has to be a complete revamp of intelligence operations within the european union. it remains to be seen what's going to happen there, but for now, there is really more than just a bit of cooperation between france and the u.k. there is a real commitment here for the two allies to fight isil. >> an drew simmons reporting live from paris, many thanks. >> president hollande is due to meet president putin thursday. getting russia to join a coalition to attack isil will be
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difficult. putin will meet with president rouhani and the supreme leader. both iran and russia support syria's government and russia has been bombing targets in support of bashar al assad since september 30. moscow does have a strong interest in targeting isil after the group claimed responsibility for blowing up a russian airliner over egypt. al jazeera has more for us from moscow. there was a press conference between sergey lavrov and the u.s. secretary of state john kerry, and they both talked together about how they were in favor of pushing ahead with a political settlement for syria that would involve a
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transitional government that would involve a new constitution, that would involve fresh elections and a ceasefire to make this all happen, all of this taking operation with the space of hopefully about 18 months. that looked good. it looked as if there was progress being made and that maybe some of the clear space between the two different sides of syria was starting to be closed. just a few days after that, sergey lavrov spoke out again saying that he did not see any view, any vision of peace in syria without president assad and he wished that the western powers would drop this insistence that assad has to go. maybe we are back where we started. certainly it is a difficult question with no answer yet. >> 21 arrested in raised in brussels and elsewhere, but the maybe suspect has eluded them.
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saleh abdeslam is accused of playing a major role in the attacks. >> the number of searches keep climbing, the number of arrests also keeps climbing. 16 people arrested. the prosecutor here in brussels has now updated that, five more searches, five more arrested, that's 21 people now in custody. a judge will assess whether those arrests are confirmed. of course it's possible that some of those detained may yet be reds. it seems the intelligence services and security forces here are making some progress. that said, that priority target, saleh abdeslam is still not among those arrested. the threat level currently at the maximum level four looks like it will stay at that level for the time being. the metro system remains closed. although we're not in full lockdown, trams are still running and you can hear traffic on the streets. there's a real air of tension here and the security forces,
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the police and army are working very hard to try to bring this to a resolution, but so far, saleh abdeslam has evaded capture. >> conservatives in argentina are celebrating the election of their first president in more than a decade, just mappinging to whip enough votes to win against the chosen successor of the outgoing president. we have a report from buenos aires on the country's first ever presidential election runoff. >> the impossible was possible when he became the elected president of argentina. one month ago, his chances were slim against the ruling party candidate. in one month, the mayor of buenos aires was able to build enough support to defeat
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christina kirchner's hand-picked successor. >> i'm here because you brought me here, and so i ask you, therefore, don't abandon me. let us continue together that on december 10 that wonderful stage of argentina began. it's here, it's now. let's go, argentina. it's here, it's now. ♪ >> his supporters believe him. all of them say their ready to work for argentina. >> we had the support of the people. we need to start acting and not explain, so we can really change this country. >> celebrations continued until late at night. >> the election results show that a majority in argentina voted for change. people you can see behind me are not totally celebrating victory, but also the end of an era after 12 years of kirschnerism, the movement that was created in 2003. >> the leftwing movement brought about deep government involvement in the economy, and many credited with pulling millions of argentinians out of poverty. among supporters for kirchner there was sadness and defiance.
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>> people have no memory. once things are doing ok, they decide to throw everything out of the window. local media is brainwashing people. >> macri won by only three points, raising questions about governability. kirchner will remain strong once she leaves office. there are supporters in the judiciary and central bank. analysts say macri's biggest challenge is the economy. the economy has been stagnant for four years, so there's a change in the economic regime coming, and it will be a pretty difficult to manage this situation without it having an influence on inflation. >> sunday was a historical day
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in argentina, the first second round in this countries history and the first time in years the people have demanded change. al jazeera, buenos aires. >> still ahead here, pro-government fighters in yemen step up their battle to take hold of the country's third large evident city. we'll take you there. we're on the road with women cyclists in afghanistan facing an uphill struggle to prepare for competition. we'll be right back.
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>> britons prime david cameron is speaking in paris, saying britain should launch airstrikes against isil in syria. russia's president vladimir putin has arrived in tehran for an oil and gas summit, the war in syria expected to be high on the agenda. police in belgium arrested 21 after a series of raised, searching for suspects in the paris attacks, including saleh abdeslam. >> considering border restrictions following fridays attack in mali, where 19 people were killed in the hotel in bamako. they will consider limits to the movement of free people and
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goods. mali's president has told al jazeera that the group was not behind the attack. 19 were killed when gunman stormed the hotel. >> initially, it was said that this was the work of them, but all indications air was the front behind this. they are acting as if it was a country or territory that needed to be liberated. at this precise moment, i have no more details. >> tribes in southern libya have agreed a ceasefire. the groups have been fighting for 14 months. the deal was negotiated in qatar. it calls for an immediate ceasefire from both sides and a return home for displaced people.
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tens of thousands of people have been killed. hundreds of thousands have been forced to leave their homes. >> the battle for yemen's third largest city is into its second week. commanders say control of taiz i see vital because it's on a main road lining sanna. a saudi-led air campaign began in march. since then, the u.s. says 5,700 people have been killed and more than 2.3 million displaced. al jazeera's gerald tan reports. >> the push for tads, it's been a week since pro-government fighters launched the offensive for yemen's third largest city. supported by the saudi-led coalition in the air and on the ground, they are trying to recapture control, but groups of fighters loyal to the former president and the houthis are digging their heels in.
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>> here in support of the houthis, they planted land mines which caused casualties. >> we say you will leave this place and we will strike you hard and evict you from the city of taiz, and we are fully prepared to evict you forcefully or voluntarily this woke. >> the lines of control are fluid, bombed out buildings separately the warring factions. in the midst of the destruction, a yemenese striving to get on with life. >> i've suffered a lot just to get a gas cylinder with all the shelling going on. >> the face is on for maric. diplomatic efforts to end the war remain sluggish. a delegation of houthis traveled
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to demand for consultations ahead of peace talks later this month. >> the dialogue must be serious and lead to the end of the attacks on our country and lifting of the seen and continuation of the peace process. >> the houthis are angry at the return of the gnarly backed president adou rabbo mansour hadi. he returned to the port city of aden, aim to go oversee the campaign for taiz. his very presence complicating talks for ceasefire. al jazeera. >> six sudanese migrants killed in a gun battle between egyptian security forces and people smugglers. 17 were wounded when they tried to enter israel. last week, 15 sudanese migrants were killed trying to make that same journey. >> a palestinian woman shot dead and another wounded near a market in west jerusalem.
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israeli police said the pair tried to stab israelis with scissors. >> ancient pieces of iraq's history of locked away in secret assaults because of isil threats. many other artifacts are in danger of being lost forever. we have a report on what's being done to protect them. >> ancient history and relics from the world's oldest civilizations on display in central baghdad. the walls and corridors adorned with stone carvings dating back to the times of babylonians, society that predate jesus christ by thousands of years. she said in the weeks before the
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u.s. led invasion, she and her colleagues warned that the museum was vulnerable, but no one seemed to listen. >> more than 50,000 pieces were stolen just from this museum. they damaged everything, furniture and everything. >> almost immediately, officials began efforts to get back the relics, along with u.s. support, a recovery department was set up. objects were unearthed from private homes, recovered in raids and some simply reappeared on the museum shelves. other treasures were seized from international antiquities markets in syria, lebanon, kuwait, saudi arabia and as far as away as new york, including this piece. the 150-kilogram bronze relic dates back to the ancient mesopotamia period, and now back on display.
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>> some are bricked up in storage rooms far from public view. so off limits are the vaults and the contents such a safely guarded secret, we weren't allowed anywhere near them. >> that's because of concerns over iraq's readiness to preserve and protect its own treasures. the rapid rise of isil and sectarian division have all raised questions about the museum's safety. >> it's not allowed now. >> it's not just artifacts stored at the museum at risk. iraq has 12,000 known archeological sites where ancient islamic sites once stood. many have been looted for years. while some artifacts remain on display or hidden away, much of its ancient heritage continues to be threatened. al jazeera at the iraq museum in baghdad.
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>> emergency teams are searching for survivors after a huge landslide in northern myanmar. 113 are confirmed dead. 100 others are missing after a mountain of waste near a jade mine collapsed. >> police in nepal shot dead two protestors in the south of the country. there have been demonstrations in the district for months now over a new cops substitution that some ethnic groups say margin amies them. we have this report. >> these people are angry at how their government is treating them. they've been blocking roads in southern nepal and and off since september when a new constitution of signed in kathmandu. >> pleas say they had to use their guns in self defense after a protestor set fire to a believe and attacked vehicles. some say members of their group
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were shot while sitting on a road trying to block traffic. either way, people are dying, at least 40 killed since protests began. the violence and road blocks are having an impact on nepal. there are shortages of food and medicine especially since a massive earthquake earlier this year. essential supplies have not crossed the border from india for months. india denies they are siding with the protestors and creating an unofficial blockade. >> we are ready to suffer. we are ready to call anybody, formal or informal talks for diplomacy. let's not waste time. india is a big and great country. it will not make much difference to it. in a pal is being ruined. the destruction of nepal is not in india's interest. >> they say the new constitution created new federal states which
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the people don't want because they cut through ancestral lands leaving them without proper representation. the u.s. urged all sides to resolve differences peacefully. so far, that's not happening. >> there's been an explosion at a controversial shrine in japan's capital, toke i don't. a public bathroom was damaged near the shrine. no one was injured. the shrines at the center of tensions. they say it honors war criminals. >> afghanistan has few women in sports, but a few are i training for the women's cycling team and hope to compete on the international stage in a few years. as jennifer glass reports frow. >> three times a week, they take
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to the roads, hoping to build a world class cycling team. first, they have to learn the basics. on this day, it's learning to ride as a team in a line close enough to each other so the rider behind can take advantage of the slip stream. she used to cycle in iran, six years after moving to afghanistan, she saw another girl on a bike and started riding again. >> even here, in a more progressive part of the country, there were objections. >> they said it's shame for women to ride bikes. it's shame. this is bad for us. >> what do you do about that? >> we talk with mullah, and we say that if you know, there is no problem between men and women. if men can ride bikes, then women also. it's no shame. >> she is now the team's trainer and mechanic.
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the club has six be bicycles to share. new members have to bring their own. like sisters, they are from one of the poorest enables. >> i went to the market to do some shopping. i saw a little girl riding a bicycle and after that, i begged my father to get me one. >> their father bought one bike, then borrowed money to buy a second so both daughters could ride. the bikes cost $100, a month's salary here, but the family thinks it's worth it. the team shares the road with traffic and more traditional forms of transport. >> when you are turning, look both ways. when there are no cars, then you can turn. >> the team won't be able to train outside for much longer. pretty soon it will be too cold and icy to ride on the roads. they are looking for an indoor space so they can keep cycling all winter. >> they hope they can use the local gym for the winter to get ready for the next competition in march. the race allows anyone with a
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bicycle, boy, man, girl or woman to compete. the team wants to do well to continue to prove that women's sports have a place here. jennifer glasse, afghanistan. >> there's much more real news from al jazeera at our website, aljazeera.com. >> i firmly support the action president hollande has taken to strike isil in syria. >> united in the fight against isil, the british prime minister pledges support as france launches more airstrikes. >> hunting for the shooters, officials in new orleans asking for help, finding whoever opened fire in a park overnight. more than a dozen people were hurt. >> bitter cold follows heavy snow, meaning a white thanksgiving for some parts of the country.

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