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hunting for isil, searching for allies, french air operations continue as francois hollande heads for washington to get more support from the u.s. from al jazeera's head quarters for doha, i am peter to bdoby. also ahead. >> reporter: i am wayne hay live in bangkok where two chinese nationals have gun before a military toy face charges in their role for what was described as the worst attack on tie he thailand. we'll are the it deal that
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is signed to stabilize yellen. plus. >> i saw u. i don't know what that's supposed to mean. >> selling seoul, the city's efforts to rebound using konglish is lost in translation. ♪ ♪ welcome to program. top story 11 days after the attacks in pair is the french president is in washington today looking for support from barack obama. mr. hollande is trying to build a row lungs and that's what i he will travel to moscow later in the week but the u.s. believes that it's, quote, pulling more than its weight and would like other country to his do more as well. now to paris and our colleague andrew simmons, but we get in io the sit n.i.t. i gritty of
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diplomacy, they have found this dealt. that's significant? >> it certainly could be. it's strange that it was found so long after the attack. it was found in a southern suburb. it is the area where a phone, cell phone was found which was belonging to saleh abdel salaam. the man on the run. the man that went through french security and over to the board tore belgium a man we don't know anything of right now. so this is being i believe investigated. a communique about more raids tonight overnight in to monday night jets from the aircraft carrier attacking targets in raqqa, simultaneously with two
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mirage 2,000 attack planes which were also bombing targets and we were all a target according to the french military and navy. these attacks have intensified they were promised by the aircraft carrier senior officers and they were certainly delivered. the french president was insistent he would strike and strike hard, quote, unquote, pete better. peter. >> now the diplomacy picks up later today. mr. hollande has been understood to be reactive. the question now is he's trying to be proactive and get the u.s. well and truly on the same page. >> reporter: he's certainly going try to, that's the word. he has david cameron, the u.k. frame minister onside, but he has to yet get approval to extend their strikes from iraq to syria.
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but on the background, what's going on in the states right now, my colleague ross jordan reports from washington. >> reporter: the attacks in the paris shocked people in the u.s. and reminded them of september 11. so the question for the u.s. president from rival politicians and the press, isn't it time for the u.s. military to take out isil. >> the equation has clearly changed. isn't it time for your strategy to change? >> have you under estimate third abilities. >> why with can't we take out these [ beep ]? >> given the fact that there are enormous sacrifices involved in any military action. it's best that we don't, you know, shoot first and aim later. it's important for us to get the strategy right. and the strategy that we are pursuing is the right one. >> reporter: but there is appetite from the public for sending in u.s. ground troops. even before the paris attacks, 54% supported the idea while 38%
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opposed it. in another poll, taken after the attacks, support jumped to 65%. but in a third poll, results were split. 44% supported sending american troops, while 45% were opposed. the mixed opinions are evident around the country. >> if america sees itself as a super power then it's their duty and our responsibility. >> we could have our troops there for a year, and get rid of isis, great, but that's not going to be the case. >> we have tried that twice, right? didn't work out so well. especially in iraq. >> reporter: the obama administration says it has already been increasing its effort attacking isil oil surprise. offering rewards for those smuggling fighters in to syria. and increasing intelligence sharing with friends. >> as one capital breaks up a cell. another capital breaks up a cell. we have to connect the dots. >> reporter: on monday the u.s. secretary of state called for calm. >> what we need to do is not succumb to fear.
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people need to not panic. >> reporter: while there is speculation that president francois sho hollande might aske u.s. for more military cooperation, analysts say that won't be enough on defeat isil. >> the country have his to think about working together and undercutting instability that allows isis to flourish. it's whether or not that's a civil war, sectarian politics in iraq, basically all these conditions allow isis to gain supporters and survive despite u.s. bombing so far. >> reporter: for this more patient approach to work, the u.s. may have to ignore the emotions of the moment. rosalind jordan, al jazeera, washington. >> now, andrew, when it comes to keeping the people of france feeling safe they have this special legislation in place that's only there for for 12 does, what about br* mr. they land plan do when we get to day 13. >> reporter: you still have the emergency powers in place.
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this willing all be smooth out through parliament and other means, he's quite calm about that much the secretary point raised in rosalind jordan's report is the boots on the ground and extra support from the u.s. you can be sure that francois hollande will be asking for more cooperation from the u.s. and more action. possibly on the ground. now, this is obviously a very complex issue and one that is incredibly sensitive for every member of the coalition, but more and more military commanders are sounding off now about having boots on the ground in order to compete. it's not rocket science, most people know air strikes will never win a war, well, highly unlikely to win a war especially one as difficult with such huge numbers on the ground as with isil. so this is going to be a very
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tough week for hollande. it's going to be a tough meeting in washington, d.c. from what we are hearing. and there will be a tough meeting with vladimir putin when he gets to moscow later in the week on thursday, peter. >> andrew, many thanks. well, across the border belgium remain on his the highest security alert over concern about his an imminent attack there. the metro, schools and universities are still closed. they'll we open on wednesday. the police are still subjecting for saleh abdel slam who is accused of organizing the at in paris moving on. two men accused of bombing a shrine in bangkok have been form will he charged in thailand. 21 people remember killed and more than 10 100 injured in the blast. wayne hay is live. talk us through what happened in the court today.
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>> reporter: the men were brought to the military court here in bangkok to hear the charges, 10 charges in all were presented against the men including premed indicated murder and including possession of unauthorized illegal explosives. no word, though, peter no, charges related to terrorism. that word terrorism has not been mentioned really since day one when this blast occurred on the 17th of august. the authorities in bangkok believe that this attack was not motivated by religion. it was not motivated by politics and therefore cannot be called a terrorist attack. instead they believe it was a revenge attack for a crack down on human trafficking. so that session in the milled terry court is over. the two men have now left. and there was a procedural issue, a technicality over translation so the defense lawyer has to report back regarding that in 15 days. and then we won't hear about any pleas until the court resumes on
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the 16th of february next year. >> and when that resumption takes place, wayne, how long are we expecting that appearance or those days in court to take? >> reporter: well, because this is a military court, and there really has been quite a lot of secrecy around that process for sometime. we really don't know. there is a lot of unknowns surrounding this case. and other cases in fact that are deemed to be of national security. that are being tried before military judges. it's a similar situation to those as well. so there is a concern about this process. i some ngos have raised concerns about the military did detention that these men have been kept in. the process from here on in. whether or not the military will try to push this case through quickly. because after all, it's bad for business, having this case linking around and the headlines around the world is not good for business. given that thailand relies so heavily on that tourism from foreigners, relies so heavily on foreign investment. to keep its economy going.
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there are concerns around this process, thereof been concerns around the investigation as well since this attack occurred in august. >> wayne, thanks very much. still to come in the next few minutes, al jazeera gains access to the hotel attacked in mali's capital on friday as more details emerge about the siege that left 19 people dead. the world health organization faces calls for change after being accused of a slow response to the ebola outbreak.
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>> the only live national news show at 11:00 eastern. >> we start with breaking news. >> let's take a closer look. ♪ ♪
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welcome back. the top stories for you here on al jazeera. police in france have found what they think could be an explosive belt. the object was found by a street cleaner in the bin south of paris, the police are investigating if it's connected to one of the paris attackers. france has intensified its airstrikes against isil. hitting positions in iraq. the president francois hollande is in washington today later on he wants u.s. support to help fight the group. two men accused of bombing the shrine in bangkok have been formally charged by a military court in thailand. 20 people remember killed in the blast in august and more than 100 were injured. two bombs have exploded in the egyptian city killing at least one person. the explosions happened outside a hotel where judges who were observing elections were staying. voting in phase two of egypt's parliamentary elections end odd monday. nobody has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far. tribes from southern libya have sign aid ceasefire deal aimed at ending 14 months of
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fighting. the agreement was negotiated in qatar between the leaders of the tribes. omar was at the signing ceremony. >> reporter: a deal to stop fighting and hopefully turn a new leaf in southern libya. these men are leaders of tribes. [applause] >> reporter: the powerful tribes have been fighting each other since september last year. the deal calls for an immediate ceasefire ending the armed presence, returning the displaced and opening the main road. >> translator: signing this deal means the start of a constructions and development period and reconciliation. after 14 months of war, i think all of us are convinced that no one has any interest in war. the implementation is important and we hope neighboring countries will help us because the spark of war can reach many
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crypts including europe. >> reporter: many are afraid of renewed fighting. the negotiations were taking place since april. now the question is if the deal will end the clashes between the two tribes, which lasted for over a year. some tribal leaders blame foreigners for the crisis and urge unity. >> translator: the they lived side by side in the dez feeder many years, after this war there was external interference and fingers instigate this is war. there are fingers of regional powers and competing political or vinnie takes and ideologist, it's not merely a tribal conflict. >> reporter: the mediator hopes the signing of the deal will stabilize the rest of libya. >> we have seen that the cornerstone for libya how spread this is there and how easy it
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will be to incubate and become a fertile land for different extremist groups and different armed groups. >> reporter: time and ethnic fighting in southern libya have increased since muammar qaddafi was toppled in 2011. rivalry and trade routes have contributed to the identifying. unemployment is high and the area is largely under developed. southern libya has a complex tribal and social mix, it's home to african arab and [ inaudible ] trikes. some of them extend in to neighboring countries. libya has many problems. there has been trouble struggles between two parliament. the united nations is trying to broker a national unity deal. the deal in doha could be a step towards that goal. al jazeera, doha. now, the u.s. secretary of
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state john kerry is meeting with the israeli prime hundredster benjamin netanyahu today. carey is in the region to help to tried to end the recent waves of violence. since the beginning of october, 92 palestinians and 16 israelis have been killed imtiaz tyab is live for us in west jerusalem. mr. kerry will try to bring down the temperature here. how will he achieve it? >> reporter: that's a very good question. a question many here in israel and indeed in the occupied pal palestinian territoriesing asking themselves. just what the u.s. secretary of state can do to calm the violence that we have seen now for nearly two months, violence which has claimed the lives of dozens of palestinians, over a dozen israelis and continues nearly every day. we don't know at this stage what the u.s. secretary of state will be saying, we do, however, know that he will be meeting with the israeli prime minister benjamin
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netanyahu. he will also be meeting with the palestinian leader mahmood abbas as well. he's expected to, within the hour or so, to make a joint statement withs are the israeli prime minister so perhaps then we'll have a clearer idea of what the u.s. can do to calm this violence, which, again, as we have said has claimed many lives and injured many more. >> the last time these two men sat down i think it was berlin, although mr. carey was in your part of the world in 2014 of i guess he'll start with the language because the last time they spoke, he said to both sides, cool language down, stop using such provocative language. >> reporter: indeed. and it's quite interesting, the israelis have always said that the violence that we see on the streets, perpetrated by palestinians, i should point out palestinians who are often quite young, most of the attacks or many of the attacks have been carried out by young men and
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women under the age of 20. many teenagers. the israeli government wants to say this is because of palestinian incitement going as far as the palestinian liked ship or mahmoud abbas, social media like facebook and twitter. whatever the indicates israelis have bristled at any suggestion that their own rhetoric within their own country has led to the violence. however, we are hearing in the background of all of this, from israeli sources, that the israelis will be putting pressure on mr. kerry to recognize some israeli settlements in occupies east jerusalem particularly the large ones, which are known as [ inaudible ] as part of a deal which will make some concessions to the palestinians. again, this is according to some of our sources. but as we have been saying, will that lead to any calm? few here in jerusalem and indeed in the palestinian territories and across israel see that as very unlikely. >> imtiaz, thank you very much.
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now, turning our attention to mar lee where state tv has been airing images of two suspects the police say were killed in friday's hotel attack. they are appealing for help in identifying them. 19 people were killed during the more than seven hour siege and details are still merging about exactly what happened. al jazeera's ahmad is respite id access to the hotel. >> reporter: a handful of staff arrived back to the hotel where they work. most for the first time since at tack on friday. they weren't allowed in. a waiter who was on night shift, is still shaken after coming face-to-face with the attackers. >> translator: i hit in the kitchen after the gunfire became intense. two men came in and sprayed the kitchen with bullets. they saw my leg and shot at it. but missed. i came out of hiding and prayed. i heard them speak. it wasn't french, it wasn't mali an and it wasn't english. >> reporter: the mali en president says the messina a
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military group trying to carve out some of this vast nation may be responsible. a group which is allied to al qaeda insists it carried out the attack and identified the two gunmen. bullet marks on the wall show evidence of what transpired here between the attackers and the security forces. they walked in through the corridor here and started firing on guests. and resulting in so many tragic deaths in this hotel. another head of state has visited mali to show solidarity. a regional group is to meet to discuss tragedy. the west african countries will also be reviewing open border policies which allow the free movement of citizens. the instability in mali is largely a consequence of the take over of huge areas of the north by rebels in 2012. the military coup which followed. and the arrival of french peacekeepers. if the french leave, it's uncertain where the mali arm
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forces will be able to man the borders, keep the peace and the nation intact. mali's president says the arm is a in a good position to do that. >> translator: the sync siege demonstrated the ability of the mali an special forces but we need more investment in all of that. >> reporter: the attack last friday shows things can go awfully wrong even with the best preparations, especially in a region awash with arms from different conflicts. mohamed is rid, a idris, mali. two experts from the u.s. center for disease control will travel to liberia to determine the cause of new ebola cases. liberia asked for help after three new cases were reported on friday. the country recorded almost 5,000 deaths during the worst outbreak in history. meanwhile, a group of health experts want the world health organization to be stripped of some of its powers because of its slow response to the outbreak of ebola.
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a team from the harvard global institute and london school of hygiene suggest 10 concrete changes to prevent a repeat of last year's end december being. club removing the wh on. from emergency powers and giving it to another independent agency. and they are recommending that the health committee should be formed as part of the u.n. security council. a lecturer at the school of public health in harvard worked on the report and says political will is needed to help implement their recommendations. >> the responsibility for declaring an emergency needs to remain within the world health organization, but the problem right now is that that authority sits within one individual, the director general and that that is too vulnerable a an arrange d so what we are recommending is the creation of an independent committee of experts but chaired by the director general so it remains under the umbrella and authority of the w.h. on.
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but that committee would operate very differently from the committee that his we had in the past. much more transparent. some of the changes can be done today at very little f cost it's just a question of whether the governments that really call the shots for the way w.h.o. operates will invest the political will to make it happen. our call for a freedom of information policy at w.h.o. would cost relatively little to immaterial preliminary. the creation of a global financial committee or should should get pry arty access to vaccines are changes that will take a longer time. certainly a number could be implemented quickly and there are already momentum around investing and building core capacity in developing countries
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which is another unone our key recommendations. people in crimea are without power for another day after power lines were sabotages. hospitals are using backup generagenerators, many shops are closed. pro ukrainian activists scuffled with the servicemen to make the repairs. a state of emergency has been declared in the region. hundreds of people have stormed a magistrate's court in nigeria ca's capital a luge are biewj a, protesting against the arrest and detention of the inninindigenous peoples. detained on charges of promoting hate speech and spreading propaganda. his radio station. the secessionist state fought a war for independent from nigeria in the 1960s. the united states has imposed sanctio sanctions on for and current government officials in burundi.
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the us president barack obama authorized that america freeze their assets and impose visa restrictions. one of the men affect second degree public security minister. they linked to violence that has killed 240 people since april. when president prix pierre decided to run for a third term in office. the south korean capital is trying to re-brand itself. a new slogan for seoul was chosen using an online poll. but there is one problem, nobody knows what it means. harry fawcett has the story. >> reporter: seoul rarely looks bert than on a beautiful late autumn day. down there is a fascinating energetic mega city. ripe for the exploring. but there is no sydney opera house, no empire state. identifying a seoul brand has for years been a bit of a headache. so this year the city government decided seoul's new brand would be kraut sourced the winner from thousands of submissions closer by a panel of experts and a public vote. and this is it.
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i seoul u. proposed by a philosophy student voted in by a wide margin, understood by few and ridiculed by many. as a particularly awkward example of konglish, the often meaning free mashing up of king litsch and korean. seoul's mayor says the meaning little of the phrase could be its strength allowing it to last longer and mean different things to different people. perhaps a feeling even more to those whose first language isn't edge wisenglish, we have come ta main tourist area to see if they sold i seoul u. what do you make of that? do you know what it means? >> i seoul u. i seoul u. i don't know what that's supposed to be. >> i don't get it. is this a joke? >> translator: it's a good logo. >> happy. yes, i see. >> kind. very kind. >> reporter: very kind. ♪
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♪ it's not hard to list seoul's attractions k-pop draws in the crowds from around asia. a constant rotation of often spectacular outdoor festivals. the night life buzzes. the barbecues blaze, and it can sometimes feel like every secretary shot front is a designer cafe. so does i seoul u really sell all of this? >> i came out on my facebook feed and said this is the dumbest thing. but then again believes i started notice that go all of my ex-pat friends were sharing it, including myself. were sharing it left and right and people were meming it up and it was going around, i think probably more than had it been just a decent slogan. >> reporter: and the city government is getting in on the joke. launching a competition for the best i seoul u parody. by producing a slogan that doesn't mean anything they may just have stumble odd one that works. harry fawcett, al jazeera, seoul. lots more news forever
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