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france launches its first day of strikes against i.s.i.l. from the aircraft carrier. a citizen was charged with terrorist offences after the city is in lock done for a third day you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up on the program how slovenians bombed out of their town are representing refugees from syria. the deal between two tribes in libya which will allow hundreds
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of thousands of displaced people to return home. me is at victory. he is starting with action against venezuelan france has used its aircraft carrier for the first time to launch air strikes against i.s.i.l. it comes as president francois hollande ramps up efforts to assemble a coalition of countries to fight the islamic state in iraq and the levant. he started the week with visiting the bataclan club with the british p.m. david kilometer ran. 89 people were killed there in the paris attacks ten days. next francois hollande travels to washington where he meets obama on tuesday. on wednesday he is meeting
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chancellor merkel back in paris and then to meet putin. all of this dip loam as the patrol is patrolled by thousands of police and soldiers on its third day of lock down. schools, the metro rail work and museums are all closed. >> reporter: in position and operational, the aircraft carrier is taking off, bombs loaded. a spokesman said the first of the acts were in iraq. the action coincided with francois hollande meeting u.k. prime minister david cameron, a visit that started with a solemn moment. the two men were at the bataclan theatre, the dismall scene of mass killing at a rock concert. 90 people died. each of them paid hoppleage to the 130 dead by laying a single rose. cameron is promising more
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military support. he is hoping to get presidentialry approval for air strikes of i.s.i.l. in syria. he hopes it won't be a repeat two years ago which wasn't vote >> i will set out in parliament our comprehensive strategy for tackling i.s.i.l. i firmly support the action the president francois hollande has taken to strike i.s.i.l. in syria. it is my firm con victims that britain should do so too. >> translation: we're convinced we must continue to strike i.s.i.l. in syria. we will intensify our strikes. we will choose the sites that will cause the most damage to this terrorist army and our aircraft carrier have been mandated to strike and strike hard against i.s.i.l. >> reporter: the francois hollande/cameron meeting and their simple anonymous gesture here, single roses amongst all the rest of the flowers, starts a difficult week for the french if the. it could be the hardest of his presidency, trying to get
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support for what he calls the war against i.s.i.l. in syria. but france can't go it alone. on tuesday francois hollande will meet with barak obama in washington. they will review the military options against i.s.i.l. and talk of russian involvement. the u.s. president and his russian counterpart putin appeared to have broken some of the ice between them in turkey earlier this month. there will be efforts for a grand military coalition to include russian and francois hollande planss to head to moscow later in the week to secure a deal with putin. he will also meet chancellor merkel. he will discuss with her the result of putin being on board. with his own air strikes, putin is going to want concessions. he is likely to want sanctions lifted which may be too high a
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price to pay. the actions are approved with high ratings but no-one can be sure when the suffering will end. back at the bataclan where the stage doors remain closed where so many young people died ten days ago, there's still a sense of disbelief. with the war planes returning from monday's sortees came the completion russia's military says it has hit 472 targets in syria over the weekend. state media and the monitoring groups say the strikes had helping syrian government troops recapture airs from i.s.i.l. in the central province of homes. its air force says tankers carried crude oil were among the targets. concerns with russia's use of crews missile electric the
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caspian seas has forced. they will remain shut until wednesday morning. missiles heading for targets in syria travel nearly 1500 kilometres over iraq an iran. in brussels the metro and schools will remain closed on tuesday with the threat of an attack still at the highest level. thousands of police and soldiers remain on the streets in unprecedented numbers. the alert centers on the hunt for salah abdeslam who is suspected of involvement in the paris attacks. the latest from brussels. >> reporter: the belgium p.m.'s office another late night security briefing. after three days on high alert, a decision to keep the capital's emergency status at the maximum level for at least another week. some facilities returning to normal by wednesday. >> translation: we want to do
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everything we can to return as quickly as possible to normal life. it was decided that schools will be reopened as of wednesday with additional security measures around schools and that the metro would be opened also after wednesday. it's possible that the opening of the metro may be progressive, but everything will be done so we can open it as extensively as possible. >> reporter: the level 4 emergency status here in brussels means that an attack is being viewed as imminent. in the rest of the country it's a level number 3 which means it is being viewed as probable. the question is how long can people live like this. the secure measures have seen the metro system closed for a third day and schools shut across the capital. at the main stations as people begin returning to work staff try to direct people to alternative routes. the overground transport system is running, but the knock-on
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effect of the security clamp down has been enormous >> they say the buses drive normally, but apparently they drive normally, but a lot of drivers didn't come to work out of - just because they're scared. >> i go to work in hospital, but the metro, no metro, so i take tram and tram and tram. >> reporter: in the last two days police have mound a series of raids in brussels. search and arrest operations were also mounted in various cities. dozens were detained and several remain in custody for questioning. police say one person has been charged with terror-related offences linked directly to the paris attacks, but still little progress in the man hunt for the 26-year-old salah abdeslam thought to be one of the paris
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gunmen. police believe when he escamed he may have still be wearing an explosive vest. at the european union offices nonessential meetings have been cancelled. the u.s. and can canadian have closed consular services. the government has promised to open schools and universities as soon as possible, but with the heavy armed presence said to continue it could be much longer before normality returns israeli forces have shot dead a 16-year-old palestinian girl and wounded a 14-year-old after the girls tried to stab the man in a market in central jerusalem. the pair are thought to have attacked the 70-year-old palestinian with a pair of
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scissors after university of missouri takenly believing he was an israeli jew. in a separate attack a palestinian man has been shot dead by israeli security forces at a gas stunks in road 443 in the occupied west bank. he died immediately and also injured a woman. road 443 is used by both israeli and palestinians as it is very close to the boundary between israel and the occupied west bank. a cease fire agreement has opinion signed aimed at ending 14 months of fighting in southern libya. the general national congress has welcomed the truce between the two tribes. it recalls for the return of hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the conflict there. our correspondent was at the signing ceremony in doha. >> reporter: a need to stop fighting and hopefully turn a new leaf. these men are leaders of the
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tribes in the city of obari. the powerful tribes have been fighting each other since september last year. the deal calls for an immediate cease fire ending the armed presence, returning the displaced and opening the main road leading to obari. >> translation: signing this deal means the start of the constructions and development period and reconciliation. after 14 months of war, i think all of us are convinced that no-one has aany interest in war. the implementation is important and we hope neighbouring countries many help us because the spark of war can reach all countries, including europe. >> reporter: many here are haling this deal a success, but there are fear says of renewed fighting. any negotiations were taking place here since april. they were tough and detailed. now the question is if this cease fire deal will end the clashes between the two tribes which lasted for over a year. some tribal leaders blame foreigners for the crisis says
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and urge unionity. >> translation: they were side-by-side in the desert for many years, after this war there were hidden fingers instigating this war. there are competing political ideologys. >> reporter: the mediator hopes the signing of the deal will stabilize the rest of libya. >> we have seen the importance of stability is the cornerstone for the entire libya because how spread is the violence there and easy to incubate and become a first time land for different extremists groups and different armed groups. >> reporter: tribal and ethnic fighting in southern libya have increased since the top of the head. control of smuggling and trade routes near border areas have contributed to the fighting. unemployment is high and the
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area is largely under developed. southern libya has a complex tribal and social mix. it is home to african, arab and other tribes. some of them extend into neighbouring countries. libya has many problems since last year there has been bloody power struggle between two competing governments and parliaments. based in the capital - one is based in capital of tripoli and the other of tabrook. the deal done in doha could be a step towards that goal you're watching al jazeera. still to come on the program mali's president says the wrong armed group is being blamed for friday's hotel attack which killed 90 people. plus. >> reporter: in london at a new exhibit looking at the history and the legacy of art and empire.
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a reminder of the top stories. france has used its aircraft carrier for the first time in its air strikes against i.s.i.l. the president is working to assemble a collings of western countries in a fight to defeat i.s.i.l. following the attack in paris. belgian authorities have charged the fourth suspect with terrorism offences after they detained 16 people on sunday during rates. schools and the city's metro are due to reopen on wednesday after
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being shut down for security reasons since saturday. one teenage palestinian girl has been shot dead and another one has been wounded in central jerusalem after the gears tried to stab a 70 year old man that they university of missouri took for an israeli jew. mali's president says the wrong armed group is being blamed for friday's hotel attack. 19 people were killed be radisson blu hotel was stormed. security forces killed two of the ait tackers but they're still searching for three more suspects. >> translation: initially it was said that this was the work of al-mourabitoun, but tonight all indications it's an mecina liberation front. they're acting as if they're a country or territory that needed to be liberated. at this precise moment i have no more details houthi rebelss and government forces are battling
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for control of a yemenarbs city. it is important because it's on a main road linking the capital, which is under houthi control, to aden where the government is based. a saudi-led air campaign began in march of support of the government. since then the u.n. says 5700 people have been killed and more than 2.3 million have been displaced amid animosity to rev genes across europe, some are holding out a hand of friendship. two towns on the austrian slovenia border where people are offering help because they themselves know what the refugees have gone through. from the slovenian town is this report. >> reporter: nowadays in the slovenian town here church bells are the only thing you can hear. the river marks the border between slovenia and austria.
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it's location has helped define the past and its presence. 1991 when yugoslavia was falling apart, the church tower was hit, civilians were killed. for a few days it was urban warfare. four years on, on the refugee route when syrians and others arrived people went out of their way to offer them food and clothing. people like this person who was trying desperately trying to find somewhere for his wife and kids to hide. the town helped because they knew what so many syrians had gone through. >> translation: at that time we were experiencing the same destiny as the refugees are now. we were being attacked by our own people. >> reporter: over the alps into austria and hidden in the mountains is another place. this group of men come from
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every possible conflict zone you can imagine. some have been here for many months as their asylum claims are proceed saysed. they're in good condition for a new life working here and despite the dislocation, many refugees must feel, it's as peaceful as anyone running away from war could hope for. >> translation: you live with different people and you joke together, you speak together. every time from gam bia, syria, afghanistan, somalia, iraq, it's all nice. the place is so nice. you are far from people. not any disturbance. nobody is disturbing you here >> reporter: the driving force behind it is wolfgang. at ww 2 he was four and a refugee and he understands. >> i remember well as child how people met us, refugee people, in this space. of course, at that time was
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different. all germany was bombed out. beam have been poor and even little bit they have this was clear. today i have some understanding for the situation of the people here. >> reporter: for all the hostility refugees face, it is apparent people are aware to go out of their way to help. it is easier to sympathise if it has already happened to you the u.s. drug joint phizer best known for manufacturing vi viagra is entering into a large deal to take over another firm. the headquarters will move to ireland to escape high corporate taxes, something which u.s. politicians aren't very happy about. allan fisher reports >> reporter: it's the biggest
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deal of its kind worth 160 billion dollars. >> we need to say what life are we touching today. >> reporter: it is over taking allergon. the way the deal is structured the company is allergan is buying the bigger company. >> it is going to backachely pay a lower tax rate in ireland than in the united states presently, which will allow it to report higher quarterly earnings going forward. so this is really a deal about optimising or minimising corporate tax rates from phizor's perspective. >> reporter: the p.m. has promised to close the loophole. >> a small but growing group of big corporations are fleeing the country to get out of paying taxes. they're keeping most of their business in cyber united states but they're renouncing their
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citizenship and declaring that they're based somewhere else just to avoid paying their fair share >> reporter: the tax rate for business in the u.s. is 55%, one of the highest in the world. at ireland it will be just 15%. >> it gives it greater growth, broader portfolio. it's a strategic deal from that point of view. it enables us to open sciens, open development philosophy. we get overlap synergies. there are benefits from tax >> reporter: it says it expect to complete the deal in the second half of next year and it could generate two billion dollars in sievings in the first three years. it will create the world's biggest drug company in terms of sales. but the deal still needs approval by regulators in the u.s. and europe before it can be approved by shareholders more than 100 people have died and another hundred are missing after a land slide in
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myanmar. it happened when a mountain of waste from a jade mine in the northern area collapsed. most of the victims were people who picked through the waste in the hope of finding pieces of the gem. in brazil toxic mud from a deadly mine spell in the south west has reached the atlantic ocean. it has begun flowing downstream since storage damns butter on 5 november killing 12 people. argentina's president has promised to boost his company's economy with free market reform and improved relations with the u.s. he made the promises after winning the poll beating the kirchner. the drug trade in back street labs is road accident ram pant. it is not just the drugs that aren't what they seem. doctors and dentists handing out
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the medicine can often be fake too. >> reporter: cracking down on the a dentist who is not a qualified dentist. he left through the back door with his patient still sitting in the chair >> we have found some of those medicines which are made for animals but these are being used for human beings. >> reporter: it's not just fake dentists and doctors causing major problems. this has a well stained and regulated pharmaceutical industry industry-- established. it is now a lucrative trade. the government here has closed a thousand laboratories in one month alone >> we have seized a really huge cache of medicines that were
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sent to afghanistan. they are not the original medicines. whenever there are fake medicines, we are not seizing them but arresting people. >> reporter: these people might have come to the right place and are confident they're buying the original drugs at a registered pharmacy, many ordinary citizens are going to medicine dealers. >> translation: 50% of medicines are available fake in the market. my sister was ill recently. she got medication and that didn't work. >> reporter: according to the world health organisation, illegal pharmaceutical drugs was a business worth over 400 billian dollars. even though most of those drugs were coming from india and china, pakistan was experiencing a huge problem with the manufacturer of fake drugs
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across the country. medical care here is already overstretched and with a lack of facilities for an ever-growing population, patients at this hospital are desperate for treatment, unaware that the medicines they need may be fake. >> people only think of one thing, how to make the money. they don't think about the patient care. if the rules have been properly implemented, this would not happen. >> reporter: the crack down on fake medicine has limited the chance of success the british empire was the largest the world has ever seen extending to a quarter of the world's population and owe covering a fifth of the earth's surface. in london a mew seam is celebrating the empire's former
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gloryies. >> reporter: queen victoria giving a bible to an unnamed african principles. it is called the secret of england's greatness. >> this is what empire look like through prettyish eyes. he is beautiful and sophisticated and has jewels on. he is bowing. this is how britain likes to think of its colonial subjects. >> reporter: some would argue not much has changed. >> they still feel a superiority, that they naturally has a place in the world >> reporter: the british empire was the largest empire in history encompassing parts of asia, africa and north america. the show reflect the reach from canada to afghanistan and the continuing controversy of empire. as a benign force for development or a brulgts conquerer. each photograph or painting adds to the story.
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a trophy for king george the third, the cheater ms jenny shown in windsor park with a stag. the war of the 19th century ending the zulu nation's independence. that battle has been redefined. >> scottish artist andrew gilbert has turned empire on its head. he has rewritten history so the zulus have won. >> reporter: artists are reinterpreting images like edward colston, a hugely successful slave trader. more is to the ininformed insight on empire >> it is a complex, messy subject that there is so many different takes that damned if you do and damned if you don't, so you might as well put the bloody show on anyway >> reporter: britain is brave to tackle the topic. just the word empire is provocative and loaded. looking at it through artist,
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the subject is less controversial and encourages visitors to reconsider what the concept means to them you can get much more on that and everything else we evidence been covering on our website aljazeera.com humanity and we're doing it in a unique way. this is a show about science by scientists. tonight: technkow in search of the great american prarie. >> we're in the prarie state yet ironically, we have such little of it left.

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