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>> schools, the metro rail network and museums all close.
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we'll have more on that in a moment. let's go live to andrew simmons in paris. >> that's right, lauren, we knew that it was operational now we're hearing that there are attacks going on, they are being made. not sure whether it's iraq and syria or one of either. it involves warplanes taking place in succession loaded with bombs. we've seen pictures of those. this is our report. it's first missions are reported to have begun. tripling the capacity of france to attack isil target in both
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syria and iraq. the action coincided with fran├žois hollande meeting with prime minister david cameron. a sift that started with a solemn moment. the two men at the bataclan theater. at a rock concert 90 people died. they both paid homage to the dead by laying a single rose. they're promising more than a true support. >> you know i'll set out in parliament our comprehensive strategy for tackling isil. i firmly support the action that presidential hollande has taken to strike isil and syria, and it is my firm conviction that britain should do so, too. >> we're convinced we must continue strike isil and syria. we'll intensify our strikes.
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we'll choose the sites that will cause the most damage to the terrorist army and our aircraft carrier have been mandated to strike and strike hard against isil. >> france isn't just looking for military support. it wants to bolster agreements and impose more border checks within the e.u. fran├žois hollande finds his popularity rising with 130 lives lost in the paris attacks. one poll said that more than 90% support actions so far. the hollande cameron meeting and their simple anonymous gesture laying single roses amongst rest of the flowers mark the star of a really difficult week with a french were. in fact, it could be the hardest in his entire presidency. he has to get more support for what he calls war against isil. but france can't go it alone. on tuesday hollande will leave
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paris for washington. he'll be after more mill commitment in syria from barack obama. u.s. president and his return counselor part appeared to have broken some of the ice between them a g-20 ming in turkey earlier this month. there will be efforts for a grand mill coalition to include russia and holland plans to head to moscow in an effort to secure a deal with putin. not everyone back home, though, is confident about end game. we won win on short term milli against isil. it's about a political commission. >> hollande plans to meet german's chancellor angela merkel. but the russian were whose heavily committed to supporting syria's president bashar al-assad with his own
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airstrikes is going to want concessions. he's likely going to want the lifting of angels for his action in crimea and eastern ukraine. that may be too high a price to pay. >> andrew, cameron has said they want to help. but can they deliver on that promise? >> well, it all depends on a vote in particle am. that's expected to be later this week. he did assure hollande that he was progressing a plan for military action, a comprehensive plan. of course, this is the second time he's going for a bombing campaign in syria. the first was in august of 2013 when he lost plans to attack assad forces in syria. the situation politically and in terms of popular support is different now. and he's pretty sure he thinks that he'll get it through. >> and then what about cross
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border security and intelligence sharing. those have been found as problem areas. how quickly can they address those? >> well, immediately is answer to that is what hollande wants. and it appears that cameron also wants it to be pursued with vigor. there is an issue of sharing intelligence not just with the u.k. but other e.u. states. cameron did say that it's really--i think he used the word unusual that intelligence comes from outside of the e.u. when it's not coming from other e.u. states. this is really an extraordinary situation. and it's something that embarrasses both the french and the belgium government that they didn't know about the threat that was present in europe and, indeed, in france and belgium and the run up to those attacks ten days ago.
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>> andrew simmons live in paris. thank you very much. >> russia's military said that it has hid 472 targets in syria over the weekend describing the areas hit as terrorist objects. the state media and monitoring group said that the strikes are helping groups recapture areas of homs. the bombing campaign started two months ago. tankers carrying crude oil were among the targets. concerns about russia's use of cruise missiles from the caspian seas. officials say that they will remain shut until wednesday morning. russian missiles heading for targets travel almost 1500 kilometers over iraq and iran. russia's president has been discussing the syrian conflict with iran's supreme leader and it's president. it is in the area for an oil and
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gas summit. the kremlin spokesman said that putin and ayatollah khomeini said that they should not impose their political will on syria. they both support the bashar al-assad regime. thousands of police and soldiers are patrolling th the streets of brussels. five more people have been detained following the latest raids. those in custody total 21. the hunt for the belgium national who's suspected involvement in the paris attacks. he's continue to go evade authorities despite raids and arrests. a car thought to contain the fugitive was incorrect. >> the number of searches keep climbing. the number of arrests keep climbing. there were 19 searches on sunday night. 16 people were arrested.
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the prosecutor has updated that. five more searches in brussels. two in liage and five more arrested, that's 21 people in custody. the judge will assess whether those arrests will be confirmed. of course it's possible that those detained may yet be released. it seems that the intelligent services aren't making some progress. that said the priority targets is still not among those arrested. and therefore the threat level currently at the maximum level looks like it's going to stay at that level for the time being. schools have been closed in brussels. the metro system remains clos ed. trams are still running and you can hear traffic on the streets. there is a real air of tension here and the security forces, the police and the army are working very hard to try to bring this to a resolution. so far he has evaded capture.
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>> the 16-year-old palestinian girl shot dead and the 14-year-old seriously wounded in jerusalem. the teenagers are alleged to have stabbed a 70-year-old man in a market. it's thought that they mistook him for an israeli jew. another palestinian man was shot dead at a gas station on road 443 in the occupied west bank. he's said to have stabbed an israeli man who died immediately and injuried a woman. road 443 is very close to the boundary between israel and the occupied west bank. >> it's time to move on. it is hard to know that there is a chance that you might die today. >> still to come on the program battle for control yemeni government forces and houthi
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rebels establish dominance. and hopes fade as rescue workers search for the 100 people still missing after a deadly landslide in northern myanmar.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. >> the top stories here on al jazeera. french president is working to stem the coalition of powerful western countries in the defeat of isil following the parry attacks. another five people have been detained in belgium taking the tally of those in crud this weekend to 21.
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one teenage palestinian girl has been shot dead and another has been wounded after they tried to stab a 70-year-old man they mistook for an israeli. houthi rebels and government forces are battling for yemen's third largest city of taiz. it is strategically important as it is on a main rode linking sanaa and aid. the campaign began in march in support of the government. since then 5,700 people have been killed and 1.2 million have been displaced. >> the push for taiz. it's been a week wins 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 trying to recapture control. but groups of fighters loyal to ali abdullah saleh and the houthis are digging their heels in.
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>> here is the fortification of the houthis. they planted many landmines which have slowed progress and caused casualties among soldier soldiers. >> we say to the houthis we will leave this place and we'll strike you hard and evict you from the city of taiz and we're fully prepared to evict you forcefully this week. the lines of control are fluid. bombed out buildings separate the warring factions. in the midst of the destruction a yemeni striving to get on with life. >> i've suffered a lot just to get a gas cylinder with all the shelling going on. >> the fight is also on. prime minister is inviting the city. his meeting commanders are trying to secure the rest of the province the main source for yemen's oil output. diplomatic efforts remain sluggish. over the weekend a delegation of
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youthys ahead of u.n. peace talks later this month. >> the dialogue must be serious and leads to the end of the attacks on our country. and the lifting of the siege and continuation of the peace process. >> the houthis are angry at the return of the internationally backed precedent abd rabbuh mansur hadi. he returned from self-exile to the suppor port city of aden. his very presence complicating talks. gerald tan, al jazeera. >> polls open in egypt in a round to replace the parliament. government workers have been given a half day off work to encourage them to vote, but the turn out remains low. >> soldiers outnumber voters at many of egypt's polling stations. president el-sisi cast his vote at a girl's school.
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polling stations were also open on monday. so far many fellow egyptians don't appear very interested in the first parliamentary election for nearly three years. >> when people--especially young people, when they start feeling their vote doesn't make a difference and the result is known in the advance, a parliament that support the president 100%, i suppose many have decided not to vote. >> manthe lack of enthusiasm is frustrating for those who do want to vote. >> this parliament is the most important to be elected in egypt because they'll be tasked with passing many legislations and we'll have to figure out why the country doesn't seem to be moving forward. >> egypt has been without a parliament since the government deposed president mohamed morsi three years ago.
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following the coup against morsi the military secured support from other political parties by promising to hold a parliamentary election within months. it's taken around two years. partly because of an election law. now some egyptians are determined to take part. >> this is my first time taking part in an election. i want to see whether or not situation also improve because we have unemployment, health issues and others problems. >> president sisi is criticized for cracking down on his opponents. it seems many egyptians don't agree that this is a road to democracy. >> argentina's president-elect has promised it fix the and i and make key changes to its foreign policy. they beat the chosen successor of christina children nery. he said he would revitalize the
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economy with free market reforms and improved relationships with the united states. >> i'm going to put together the economic team as soon as possible. i'm not going to appoint the minister. that way they can all immediately determine what the real economic situation is. >> let's go live to buenos air buenos aires. teresa, what is the latest reaction to the victory? >> well here the opposition is saying that it is a historical day because for the first time it has won. they were celebrating until very late at night. people telling us that they want to helped confrontation. they want the double effort to improve. they have a reconciliatory tone
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saying that they need to start with political division that is have existed in the country for the last 12 years. these are some of the local newspapers. you can see a new era dawns. this is the buenos aires herald, and the newspaper, a key opposition up in its also talking a new era in argentina. as you said before they have spoken. and this morning the economy is going to be a priority for his government. but he knows that he's going to have difficult months ahead because of the results that are very tight. he's going to face some serious opposition not only from cristina kirchner herself, but by many of the followers. they have majority in congress, and the results will show how polarized it is. >> tell us more about his foreign policy ambitions.
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>> well,. >> he said he's going to push so that the south american trade bloc expels venezuela because of its treatment of political prisoners. on sunday night we've seen the wife of the lopez, an opponent currently in prison in venezuela, and she was celebrating he also said that he's thinking of asking congress to cancel the agreement between argentina and iran that was pushed by cristina kirchner to help investigate an attack on a jewish community center. but these are strong points. overall he has been talking about building bridges, connecting argentina with the rest of the world. he said that he referred to the
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argentinians they need to improve their relations with the united kingdom. >> okay, thank you very much, indeed. >> 19 people were killed when gunmen stormed the radisson blu on friday. security forces killed two attackers, but they're searching for three more suspects. >> initially it was said that this was the work from the liberation front who is behind this. they're reacting that it was a territory that needed to be
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liberated. >> what is the liberation front? it's the first purely ethnic base group to take up arms in mali. it's members are from the tribe that an agree gaffcally spread, so there is a risk that fighters could receive support in neighboring countries. rescue workers are searching for 100 people who are missing. the disaster happened after a mountain of waste collapsed near a jade mine. many of the victims were people who pick through the waste in hopes of finding a piece of the valuable stone. rescue workers have been at the
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site of the landslide pulling out bodies trying to find survivors. they say they're no closer to knowing what caused the landslide to happen, but they say it was a 16-meter pile of waste that collapsed burying miners and with it miners who were sleeping when the incident happened early on saturday morning. it's thought that 70 huts were buried leaving five standing. many of the dead are jade miners, workers who make their living looking for jade scraps in waste soil. this is the work debris and earth left over by big mining companies after they comb the area for the valuable pieces of jade. the jade industry is extremely profitable in myanmar, which has some of the world's finest jade. the environmental as very casscy group estimates that the jade industry was valued at $31 billion last year. but the industry is still
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extremely opaque. many of the mining concessions are given to companies that have closed military ties. the industry is hardly regulated, and it's not unheard of for small scale workers to be killed or injured while sifting through dumps. now local officials say that they tried to prevent these incidents from happening by telling workers not to work at these waste tips and to stop making their homes on these dumps. but there seems to be very little enforcement of this rule. now in this year alone, landslides in march, may, and in june that have killed dozens of people. >> police are trying to work out what sparked a gun battle in a park which injured 16 people. hundreds were gathered for a music video shoot when two groups in a crowd open fired on each other. people living in crimea are spending another day without electricity. hospitals and other essential facilities are using back up
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generators, and many shops and banks are closed. over the weekend pro ukrainian activists stopped them from repairing pylons. a state of emergency has been declared in the region. iraq's pieces have been locked away in secret vaults because of a threat imposed by isil fighters. other artifacts have been lost forever. we go to the iraq museum in baghdad to see what is being done to try to protect them. >> iraq's ancient history and relics from the world's oldest civilizations on display in central baghdad. the walls and corridors of this gallery are adorned with stone carvings dating back to the syrians and babylonians. societies that pre-date joke by thousands of years. they have worked at the iraq museum since 1999. in the weeks leading up to th
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the 2003 u.s.-led invasion she and her colleagues warned that the museum was vulnerable. but no one seemed to listen. >> more than 50,000 peopl 50,000--pieces were stolen just from this museum. 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. others treasures were seized in jordan, lebanon, syria, kuwait, saudi arabia, and as far away as new york. including this piece known as the statue, the 150-kilogram bronze relic dates back to the ancient mesopotamia period and one of the few recovered objects put back on display. some of the museum's finest
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antiquities are not on display at all. they're far from public view. so off limits are the vaults and contents that are safely guarded secrets, we were not allowed anywhere near them. that's because of concerns over iraq's readiness to preserve and predict it's only pressures. iraq advice of isil and years of violent sectarian decisions have all raised questions about the museum's safety. >> my history, and i have to be proud to put these pieces in this gallery, but it's not allowed now. >> it's not just artifacts stored at the museum that are at risk. iraq has 12,000 known archeological sites where samaria, arcadian,en precious sites once stood. many are not protected and have been looted for years. while many artifacts are on
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display and vaulted away, much of its heritage continues to be under threats. >> you can keep updated by checking out our website. you can watch us by clicking on the "watch now" icon. >> united in the fight against isil. key allies why officials are worried about an attack. perhaps