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catch up any time on our website, the address of that is al and also you can watch us by clicking on the watch now icon at the top of the screen there the address is al and updated 24 hours a day and check it out whenever you need to catch up. >> united this is fight against i.s.i.l. a key ally says it wants to launch air strikes snide syria ten days after the attacks in paris. on edge, in belgium. brussels on high alert for the third straight day. worried about a paris size attack. and two megapharmaceutical companies are becoming one, the
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mega merger all about taxes. this is al jazeera america live in new york city, i'm del walters. worries in belgium as authorities search for more people aattached to the attacks in paris. arrest of at least 21 peoples. meanwhile, france stepping up its attacks on syria. the british prime minister david cameron says he will ask his parliament to help france launch strikes on syria as well. >> british prime minister david cameron holding talks with french president francois hollande. they visited the bataclan music hall venue, one of the sites aft tacks in paris.
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hoping to get british parliament to help, offering option of refueling operations for french planes who carry on these bombing raids against i.s.i.l. targets in syria and iraq. meanwhile, security operations are still ongoing here in france, still in a state of emergency. seeing thousands of security personnel across this country. one city ended a three night curfew on monday, we reported there, many people people they're being unfairly targeted and cast under suspicion. local authorities continue to make decisions during the state of emergency to conduct warrantless searches to put people under house arrest and to even impose a curfew. we're even hearing reports of a customs official killed here in
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france, all we noh is that they'rknow that theyare investih could be related to criminal activity. >> adam rainey in paris. officials are worried about an attack in brussels just like what happened in pairps so the citparis.the city all but shut . paul brennan in paris. >> total of 22 coordinated raids all within minutes of each other and 16 suspects arrested. a judge will decide whether or not those arrests should turn into longer detention. it may well be that some of those 16 end up getting released, but nonetheless, the police and the authorities after many days of extreme pressure to make some progress do appear to at last have made a break through. one thing that salah abdeslam the prime target of the authorities has still slipped
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through the net. he is still on the run at the moment. that means there's a terror threat here in brussels. the alert level remains at level 4. not quite lock down. can you see there are trams, buses running overground but the schools are shet today an shut e underground metro will remain shut. there is no way to lift the level of alert until they get the prime suspect. the police are at last starting to make some progress in that direction. >> and that is paul brennan for us in brussels. nato by the way saying it has adjusted its headquarters, some staff members asked to work from home and visits to the area has been cancelled. in the capital city of bamako, guards rescued more than 150 people, 19 civilians killed along with two gunmen. mali's president disputing the claim that an al qaeda group is
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responsible. he says the messina liberation front is behind the assault. occupied territories at least two palestinians and an israeli killed. in jerusalem a teen was shot and killed after stabbing a fellow palestinian. mistaken for an israeli. shot and killed the palestinian they believe was responsible. russian president vladimir putin is in tehran this morning there for an oil and gas summit where he met with the supreme leader, ayatollah khamenei. as al jazeera am rory challands reports, syria is the main topic of discussion. >> a jam packed to tehran for vladimir putin. speaking at the gas exporters
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summit meeting with the supreme leader from iran, ali khamenei and also president rouhani. we have been told by the russian kremlin spokesperson, dimitri peskov, this was a long conversation, went on 1.5 hours, longer than they planned for. trade, bilateral negotiations and of course syria. we know had a these two men broadly agreed on the inadmissibility they called it of imposing a political settlement on syria from outside. this is a revenues to what the iranians and the russians think the west is trying to do. they both agree that no one can tell the syrians which form of government and which leader they must choose. this is what they agreed on. what this doesn't say is what they disagreed on.
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this is what western governments will be looking for, any sign that this cozy relationship between moscow and tehran has any friction in it. mainly they want to see any sign of friction over their commitment to the faith of assad. >> that is rory challands for us in moscow. russia and syria having troops available. >> the big sticking point is assad. and president obama has actually said a few days ago that russia can't continue to be on the fence about this. in other words, if they -- if putin and the kremlin want to be cooperative partners with western governments over syria they really have to go along with getting assad out of power and somehow persuade the iran
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iranians to comply. up to now, russia has been pretty adamant that they are not going to concede to western demands that assad step down when they start this new government shortly. and iran is also against having assad step down. so i think russia in fact is becoming a little more flexible and putin will try the persuade iranian leaders today that they need to moderate their views about assad but i think he's going to have a hard time. >> may only increase in the coming weeks. the washington post is calling on iran to immediately release its tehran bureau chief jason rezaian on sunday. sentenced to prison for spying, didn't share any details about the verdict. rezaian has now been in custody for more than a year. his family and the newspaper maintain he is innocent.
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two u.s. military pilots are dead today after their helicopter crashed in south korea. the chopper going down in the central part of the country on a training mission. the cause though not clear, about 28,000 u.s. troops are still stationed in that country. closer to home, the city of new orleans asking the public to find a gunman who shot 17 people at a park last night. shots were fired at a block party, two groups of people just started shooting at each other. al jazeera's jonathan martin has more from new orleans. >> authorities say the shooting may be gang related, still searching for the gunman who opened fire. around 6:00 in the new orleans upper ninth ward. some people here for a second line parade after-party, others for an impromptu musical shoot.
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that shoot was not permitted. they were on their way to break up the crowds right before the shooting happened. when all was said and done, officers say, ten people were on the ground, another seven turned up at area hospitals. all are said to be in stable condition. police this morning again are searching for gunman. they haven't had much luck in getting people to come forward with information. something that the mayor pleaded for, pleaded for help when he came on the scene last night. >> it's really hard to police against a bunch of guys who decide to pull out guns and settle disputes with 300 people in between them. that's not anything you can tolerate in the city. at the end of the day, it is going to matter that people say enough, so police can do their job. >> while police haven't released specific information we do know that one of the victims were as yungs ayoung as 14.
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>> murder rate in new orleans has been going down for three years. some refusing to eat in the migrant issue. and two pharmaceutical giants are now agreeing to work together. together.
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>> it's like a conveyer belt of storms. >> i felt like i was in a washing machine. >> we're kind of stuck with more than a century of bad choices. >> dramatic images today from
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the greece-macedonia border. angry for macedonians, filtering out refugees from other than syria. many are from bangladesh, plok morocco. and other countries. rethinking open door policy. al jazeera, karl penhall is in dresden. >> they're clearing ground for a new 350-bed refugee camp. this is an old industrial park in dresden. the city was wrecked by allied bombing this world war ii and became part of communist east germany. 25 years after reunification, the region remains much poorer than western germany. it's just over a week since the
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paris attacks and fresh graffiti suggests some residents don't want more refugees here. hans frank who is getting paid to build the camp doesn't want them either. my dad was a russian prisoner of war but he came back to rebuild dresden. the syrians could be honest people and rebuild their own country. but there's a lot of syrian criminals. the only thing we can learn from them is how to blow ourselves to pieces. instead of dying slowly on welfare payments, he says. the paris terror attacks may are fueling antirefugee sentiment but the city was already home to a radical anti-muslim political movement called pegida. we should go back and rebuild the berlin wall again then we could all live in peace. i'm a socialist but i do support pegida. i'm not a nazi.
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a few miles away from the suburb of hidenau, a few refugees are sheltered in this huge building supply store. security is tight because the facility is already been targeted. by what police describe as neonazis. the regulations on the door are clear. no wine. no weapons. no weed. we join these refugees as they head to play soccer. here, there's a bit of racism but in other cities light dortman, berlin and hamburg it's better. in the niche suburb of freitel, the residents have protested the
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accommodation. i think we've reached the limit and need to send half of them home. make no mistake, these refugees will not simply want to go home. among them there will be some in france and the ones hiding in belgium and one day they will act, he says. in an area wrak racked by high l of unemployment, they blame them for draining the health care system. they should get out of germany, they're scroungers. if one of us do something against the stay or the economy or we cheat on taxes we get taken to court but the refugees get a free paps they'r pass. he they're allowed to steal groceries and even get a free bus ticket, he says. those disgruntles residents are at odds with the government's open door policy, but this could
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fuel a potential explosive political mix. karl penhall, al jazeera, dresden, germany. >> that playing out on the campaign trail, donald trump doubling down on his response to the paris attacks once again calling for that database to track syrian refugees. he says there should be surveillance at mosques. the poll keeping track, politics professor gail r. burda says trump's rhetoric won't change as long as he stays on top. >> trump says what he thinks and doesn't necessarily apologize for it. if that's what he says, he'll probably stick to it. >> what does that say about the voters, he has been leading in the polls for four months in a row, he is the front-runner. >> well i think the american electorate right now wants
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somebody who is not part of the current establishment. that's clear by their support for these outside candidates like trump and carson. that being said, when a candidate consistently has something that comes out that is inaccurate, that can curt them in the long run. >> ben carson's numbers are dropping. why? >> well, you have cruz and rubio giving him a good run for his money. they're fighting over the same base, while donald trump isn't necessarily fighting over the evangelical, conservative vote, he's going after the blue collar vote. you have cruz and carson and rubio, going after the same people. especially here in iowa. >> but i don't mean to contradict you but isn't marco rubio an outer i mean --
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outsider, i mean insider consume? >> he is much like cruz right? you have these candidates that are part of the establishment but that being said, they can position themselves to be an outsider. we have seen that time and time again with very successful elected officials being able to sell themselves as the underdog and as an outside of d.c. establishment. >> and in that abc news washington post poll, donald trump on top for four straight months. a new leading fox poll has him leading carson. as al jazeera's ines ferre, a deal between pfizer and allergan. >> set to be worth more than $160 billion. >> we need to say what life are we touching today and making better? >> the merger is aimed at
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helping pfizer saving billions of dollars in taxes. allergan is headquartered in ireland. >> a company with 60 years of eye care expertise. >> allergan would be technically the buy are even though pfizer is the bigger company. and treasury rules against this type of deal known as corporate inversions, would allow pfizer to lower its tax rate from 25% to about 15. pfizer ceo says there is no competitive advantage to officially being headquartered in the u.s. >> i have companies with tax rates of 15% that can invest two to $3 billion more in research than we can and fighting with one hand tied behind our back.
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>> pfizer has been dealing with competition from generic you drug. cutting its cost by $2 bell since 2010. ines ferre, al jazeera. >> a warning from ford saying many of its cars could catch fire. ford fusion he and mercury milans.a feature that could cause their gas tank to leak. urgent international action to prevent climate-related death. people dying from weather disasters, another 4 billion people were injured or in need of emergency assistance. the agency is now calling on global leaders to reach a climate deal in next week's paris talks. a battle over water. playing out again in southern california. developers this time looking to build a new town east of l.a.
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but locals say there isn't enough water. >> this area of coachella valley, beautiful but inhospitable. on the southern edge of joshua tree national park. >> right now, we're standing on the northern boundary of the proposed paradise valley development. which is in essence a new city. >> it's one of six proposed or approved new developments in one of the fastest growing regions in california. 15 miles from the site of paradise valley on the outskirts of the city of coachella, you'll find the development of la entrada. a city within a city, developers promise 7800 loams condos apartments office retail space
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parks schools churches, even its own fire department. it's hard to envision now, but picture a place like this. palm springs, only a few miles up the interstate. once a barren brown desert too. cities throughout the coachella valley are manufactured oasis in one of the dryest places in california. >> looking around there isn't any water. >> how do you strike the balance between needing the growth and needing the new development and this diminishing resource called water? >> tonight on al jazeera, we'll take you on a trip to the desert. where the frontier spirit continues to drive development. even as california struggles through the worst drought on record. jennifer london, al jazeera, coachella valley, california. >> when we come back. trying to stop crime on the cherokee nation, a new program
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giving officials vital information.
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>> getting birth control could soon be easier for women in california and oregon. giving out the contraception without a doctor's prescription. someone arrested already has a criminal background in the necessitate of american.
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>> person is wanted at a state or federal level. in indian country that's not the case but here on the cherokee nation that's about to change. it's called the tribal access program. and the chair key key nation police department is one of ten in the country giving it a trial run. soon they'll have access to the same federal database that any other police department has saving them minutes or even hours during dangerous situations. just two weeks ago, the department's swat team raided the home of a white pre supremat group, without federal access to data they had no way of knowing whether those people were dangerous or even involved at all. >> are they players, part of this conspiracy, not part of about this conspiracy? in the tap program, they could have looked this up through
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system and immediately had a return to us that we could get real time data to that commander to say no, these individuals are not involved, and that's critically important. >> the program is expected to be rolled out in the next 90 days. and from there cherokee marshals will train other tribes how howo use the system. tristan atone, al jazeera. >> take a look at this singer. the lad hiccupped his way through the australian national anthem. happened before the baseball game there, didn't let him slow down. finishing all the way, with thunder oust applause.
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owapplause.a reminder, you can t by going to >> this is al jazeera. >> hello i'm lauren taylor. this is the newshour live from london. coming up. as francois hollande kicks off a week of bombing in syria. helping out refugees. fresh from celebrating his victory, argentina's


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