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>> welcome to this news hour.
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♪ >> it's one of the most serious incidents between russia and the nato member hungary. hundred about ary has sho --hungary has shot down a plane at the border. russian denies that and a furious president vladimir putin has described it as a stab in the back and said it will bring consequences to its relationship with turkey. the french president françois hollande has been meeting with president barack obama in washington calling for more help
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against isil. we'll have updates with the u.s. and u.n. and hashem ahelbarra explains the day's developments. >> russian fighter jet on fire and crashing. president vladimir putin says it was downed by an air-to-air missile fired by an turkish f-16. turkish government leaders say that the pilot ignored ten warnings they were violating turkish air space. russia says that aircraft was in syrian air space. the two pilots ejected and crushed in an area in latakia under rebel control. the deputy commander of the turkman we grade said that the pilots parachuted to the ground. >> after the russian plane dropped its bomb it turned around from the turkish side and it was hit by turkish apri
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airplane. after it violated turkish air space it was shot down. our comrades shot them in the air, and they were dead when they both hit the ground. they all died in the air. >> video posted by an armed group claims to show the body of one of the pilots. the radar map published by the army is said to show the movement of the aircraft as it enters the turkish air space and where it was downed. turkish leaders say the action was legitimate. >> we always warned russia about penetrating our borders. turkey never penetrated borders or breached any violation with its neighbors. that's why it's trying to respect the borders of its neighborhood. >> a russian helicopter searching for the missing pilot was destroyed by a missile. the aircraft attacks are straining between russia and turkey, which is a member of the
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nato might alliance. both are also key players in syria's civil war. syria's state news agencies said turkey has shown its support of terrorism by shooting down the russian plane. russia has stepped up airstrikes in syria. the kremlin said it's aim is to take on isil, which has extended it's influence in eastern and northern syria. turkey and the u.s. accuse russia of targeting syrian opposition and helping president assad to regain areas. his army lost in the last four years. turkey has a long border with syria, and repeatedly said that assad has no role to play in the future. 9 growing divide between turkey and russia and the international push to find a way out to syri syria's on going civil war. >> a short time ago a spokesman
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for russia's military chief issued moscow's version of the events leading up to the fighter being shot down. moscow said that the plane crashed well within the syrian border. >> there were no attempts from the turkish airplane to make contact with our air crew. it hit over syrian territory. the crash site is on syrian soil four kilometers from the border. the crew ejected, and the pilot was killed in the air by ground fire. in order to rescue the russian pilots from the crash fight a search operation was conducted involving two helicopters. during that operation one of the helicopters was hit by a small arms fire and made an emergency landing in neutral territory. one member of our special forces were killed.
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the first point now is all airstrikes will be conducted under the projection of fighter jets. secondly, measures will be taken to reinforce air defense and the warships equipped with air defense systems will be deploy off the shores of latakia. all targets will be destroyed. the third point is that military communication with turkey will cease. >> rory challands sends this update with moscow. >> now there have been very considerable amounts of information coming out recently from the russian defense military. i have to go through it in slightly granular detail. following the downing of the plane, the helicopters were dispatched to look for the pilots. one of those helicopters was forced to make an emergency landing in syria. while on the ground it was blown
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up by relevance. the russian defense military has confirmed this. most of the crew have been rescued, the russians are confirming that one marine involved in the rescue mission was killed. now we don't know whether that marine was part of this helicopter crew or not. possibly it was. now the russians are also saying that one of the pilots is confirmed dead. they are still searching for the second one. now regarding the turkish plane that the russian jet has violated turkish air space. that's why it was shot down. of course the russians have denied that. the russians have made an assertion of their own. they said that the planes violated syrian air space in that attack on the russian jet. they're taking a number of measures to respond to all of this. they're saying as of military effect militar, military
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operations have been stopped. the naval cruiser off the coast line of latakia that would help with air defense, and they're also saying that the turkish claim that the fighter contacted the russian jets, that's simply not true. before it was shot down they say there were no attempts to contact the pilot. >> al jazeera's correspondent is in latakia in syria. >> there were light bombs and shots that might be signals the pilot--the areas in are being bombarded by the raging forces. so as to prevent the fighters
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the place of the second pilot whose fate is not known at the moment. more than 5,000 people ar are in villages in the border. those who refuse audio to leave their homes would flee after the aircraft incident in order not to be targeted by russian plan planes. >> nato said that the incident shows that the downed russian jet did fly into turkish air space. >> i have previously expressed my concerns about the implications of the military actions of the russian federation close to nato borders. this highlights the importance of having and respecting arrangement toss avoid such incidents in the future. as we have repeatedly made clear we stand in solidarity with turkey and support the integrity
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of our nato ally turkey. we will continue to follow the developments on the southeast borders of nato very closely. i look forward to further contact between ankara and i call for calm and de-escalation. >> al jazeera's neave barker is in al jazeera in brussels. >> an exceptional meeting of the north atlantic council for highly unusual times. it's been 50 years since nato members shot down an russian aircraft, and they've had to scramble to put together a coherent statement of what it believes may have happened. turkey presented its findings in front of all permanent representatives of the nato alliance. we believe a video was played during that meeting as well. nato secretary general made it clear that it is nato's belief
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now that, indeed, that russian jet had incurred into turkish air space when after a series of warnings the decision was made by the turkish authorities to shoot the jet down. the response at the same time for nato is one of calm, a call for de-escalation between nato and russia. the relations between the two were already extremely low, ever since russia's annexation of crimea last year. we know that for the time being that diplomatic channels between nato and russia are closed for the time being. we assume that that may well change in the coming days. the clearcut message nato headquarters, it is one of calm. >> let's go to washington, d.c. where the former u.s. ambassador to nato, thank you very much for being with us.
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why do you think turkey made the decision to shoot the jet down. were there other options available? >> well, they had pursued a lot of other options already. they would call in the russian ambassador on previous violations. they'd given warnings to other war craft and they had given warnings to this war craft, they felt that none of the warnings were being heeded. and they needed to show that their air space could be violated by foreign aircraft or bombers. >> the way it was described as a stab in the back, what do you expect the response beyond that to be? >> i don't expect beyond that, to be honest. i don't think russia or turkey has an interest in turning this into a russian-turkey conflict. this is all about syria. russia is in there to back up assad and shore up their position inside syria. turkey is concerned about that there. i think we're going to see both
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of them use hot words over a few days but try not to let this escalate into a direct russia-turkey conflict and get back to the events in syria. russia is going to pivot this. russia is going to turn this into a way of getting europe on board with its approach in syria. saying look how dangerous it is that a russian aircraft can be shot down. we need to get our arms around this, and the only way to do this is to work with us. we're the ones working with assad and we're going to go against isil, and you need to work with us, and i thigh europeans will be susceptible to that. >> obama is saying that russia is an outlier, is that to annoy russia even more. >> this will portray the u.s. as being more actively engaged than
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they really are. the white house would like to present a view that we're leading strikes against isis. russia is if not hitting isis and they're on their own. that's not the reality right now. russia is acting, iran is acting, hezbollah is acting, assad is acting. our efforts are strikes against isis have not been terribly effective, and now isis has struck in europe, in paris, threats inside belgium, you see europe start to talk about the need to work with russia. i think that, in fact, the lack of u.s. leadership is starting to erode the direction, and shifting towards more supporting russia. >> going back to the incident itself. a lot of talk about de-escalation, in practice how do they do that? what sort of things will this do to try to bring the temperature down? >> well, i think there will be a couple of exchanges between
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ankara and moscow both publicly and privately. i think there will be some kind of investigation on both sides, and they'll say it will take time to get to the actual facts, and you'll see the russian pilots will start to avoid the turkish air space so there are no new incidents. that's the thing that will calm things down. >> thank you very much for your analysis of the situation. appreciate it. >> my pleasure, thank you. >> now peter cook speaking on behalf of u.s. defense secretary ash carter said that the situation needs to be de-escalated urgently. >> russian flights particularly in this area, which is not an isil controlled area but an opposition-controlled area, carry risks, and they would be much better off focused on going after isil. and so i think anything that can be done at this point to de-escalate the situation between russia and turkey would
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be good, would be productive. i think the secretary would certainly hope that that's the case. >> let's get more from roslind jordan in washington, d.c. roslind, all the various departments, they've been careful not to say anything that could inflame the situation, haven't they? >> they've been very careful to try to, in the word of the day, de-escalate tensions. but it's also worth noting that the obama administration is standing by turkey, not just as a fellow member of nato, but as a long-standing partner in the fight against isil. now, one other points which peter cook, the press secretary at the pentagon made, even though the u.s. forces were not in the area where this shootdown happened earlier on tuesday, they were monitoring radio traffic, and he did confirm on the record that there were a number of warnings issued by the turkish pilots before the
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shootdown occurred, and apparently as we're now finding out those warnings were issued in english. they're standing by the turks' version of what happened early on tuesday. but that's said, they don't want to see any sort of retaliation by the russians. the situation on the ground as we've been discussing, is incredibly complicated, and the u.s. is trying to make certain that it's a hard-fought effort to not get in the way of russian efforts to go after what it considers to be enemies of bashar al-assad, the president of syria. are not going to be in a way really disturbing to an already precarious situation. >> all this happened on a day when the french president françois hollande was meeting with president barack obama about isil. tell us how that all plays into that?
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>> well, if the shootdown of the russian plane certainly complicates the situation. because the u.s. has been saying that if russia is serious about going after isil, it would be welcomed into the coalition, they would go arch isil targets in syria and in iraq. however, with the knowledge now that in the light of this shooting down of its fighter jet, is it going to be willing to join a coalition where turkey is already a part of it. that makes it more difficult for the coalition. but, you certainly we did see a lot of pushing from the french president françois hollande to have more of a robust military engagement against isil. again they don't wanting to too far in that direction.
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one, it means committing tens of thousands of potential ground forces which is something the administration ruled out. two, it also means that the other lines of effort to use an administration phrase would be ignored. things like trying to cut off the financing for isil, trying to stop the flow of foreign fighters from other countries into syria and iraq. trying to deal with the ongoing diplomatic efforts, one to end the civil war inside syria as well as try to reclaim territory that has been held by isil for the better part of a year and a half. the u.s. doesn't want those goals to be ignored just for the sake of sending tens of thousands of troops into yet another war into the middle east. >> thank you. still ahead this news hour, we'll have the latest on a ramming attack in the west bank targeting a group of israeli
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soldiers. >> is this a joke? >> effort toss rebrand itself battle even its own citizens. >> state of emergency has been declared in tunisia after a bomb attack on a bus caring members of the presidential guard. 12 people have been killed and 20 wounded in the attacks. >> the remains of a presidential bus hits right in the heart of tunis. it was picking up people at the time of the explosion. the blast was so loud it was heard across the center of tunis. they called it acts of terror and imposed a state of emergency. >> after consulting with the prime minister and ahead of
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parliament i would like to declare a state of emergency extending for 30 days as per the law. secondly, there is a curfew imposed across all of tunisia starting at 9:00 this evening until tomorrow morning at 5:00. >> tunisia is still recovering from two attacks on tourist this is year. security forces were criticized then to not responding quickly. isil claimed responsibility for those attacks. according to the government there are around 3,000 tunisians fighting in iraq, syria and libya. there are also armed groups linked to al-qaeda. the state of emergency gives security forces additional powers to make arrests and stop people from protesting as well as restrictions on media coverage. there was already additional security in major cities and strategic areas on the border. but they were unable to prevent this latest attack. al jazeera, tunis.
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>> tell us what do you think about the latest incident in t tunisia, and what it means to combat what he calls terrorism. >> i didn't hear the question. >> tell us what your analysis is of the latest explosion in the center of tunis? >> well, this is the first explosion of its kind in tunisia's history. once again each time there is an operation in t tunisia it's the first time. we've had a series of first times this year. the first attack on the museum and tourists and then the large attack this summer, and this is the first attack in downtown tunis in an area extremely busy with people. it was during russi--during rush hour.
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this was a well thought-out attack. they targeted the presidential guards, elite forces of the security forces in tunisia. the presidential guard was involved in saving american diplomats in 2012 during the militants, the attack against the u.s. embassy in 2012. and the presidential guard is very active in protecting tunisian politicians and some diplomats mainly against the threat that islamist groups present. so the attacker started very well, the attacker did did know that a lot of police then would be in that bus at the time, and did he it.
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what is scary here is that we don't know yet. this is either daesh or al-qaeda, we don't know, but in either case that means that they're studying the field very well. they know the locations very well. they know how to target and when. this is related to the other attacks that happened over the last month in egypt, france, and it means that tunisia is one of these theaters of this global war by jihad. not on jihad but by jihad. >> tell us about the state of emergency that has been imposed. what other measures are in place as part of this state of emergency? >> the state of emergency. another state of emergency was the activists of the attack in
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june during the you remember. it was lifted after three months after the attack. and things seem to be going more or less norm, it gives security forces a lot of prerogatives, and it allows almost arrests, and as you say it came with the curfew that is now imposed on tunis, and it's tour roundings, and we still don't know for how long the curfew will last. >> thank you very much, indeed, for joining us. we appreciate your time. >> thank you. >> a hostage situation is underway close to the belgium border. the news agency has been quoting medical personnel. police say it's not linked to the paris attacks.
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>> tuesday's event highlighting the continued tension in the country following the paris attacks. police sources say that the hostage taking was not linked to the events in paris but people were wondering whether or not this could have been somebody involved, somebody suspected of having taken part in the paris attacks. we know that one person was already on the run, possibly in belgium, and earlier on tuesday the prosecutor here in france said that there was a second person, a suspected accomplice, a 30-year-old seen in the car with the suspect on a motor way super station two days before the paris attacks. the prosecutor gave us more information about the suspected ringleader of the attacks.
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they said that he was planning, it is believed, an attack on the business district in paris on the 18th or 19th of november with a second individual. the 18th november is when the security forces raided an apartment, killing several people, including the suspect. and the prosecutor said that security forces said that he returned to the bataclan concert hall on the night of the attacks after the french elite security forces had actually arrived there. a brazen act, if that's what he did. all of these details painting picture of who did what on the night that many people here concerned that there are still people on the run wanted internationally in connection with the paris attacks.
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>> the full scale security alert that lasted four days in bruce he wills is coming to an end. shorts are suspecteauthorities have suspects in the attack. skulls are due to reopen on wednesday. crimea's struggle without power, russia threatens to cut gas and coal supplies to ukraine. a warning on how climate change could be effecting children.
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killed in a bomb attack on a bus. it was carrying members of the presidential guard. . >> president obama said that turkey has a right to defend its air space. >> i think this points to an ongoing problem with the russian operations in the sense that they are operating very close to a turkish border, and they are going after moderate opposition that are supported by not only turkey but a wide range of countries. and if russia is directing its energies towards daesh and isil, some of those conflicts or potentials for mistakes or escalation are less likely to occur. i also think that this underscores the importance of us making sure that we move move
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this political tract forward as quickly as possible. >> in a news conference with president françois hollande, who is in the u.s. to build support on his newl null call against isil. >> they said that they have to let the investigation take its course, talk with the turkish people. behind all that have you're seeing they're trying not to escalate the situation. it is a tentative situation, and they don't want to be seen as provoking russian president vladimir putin. you heard measured tones. you heard the president say that turkey had a right to protect their air space, but you did not hear that the air space has been violated.
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what we're seeing now is that they're trying to change the narrative and send the message to president putin that this could happen again, and they're going to use this narrative to ask them to support them. he'll have to stop supporting bashar al-assad eventually. and he has to stop targeting the moderate forces that are having some success against the syrian forces. now so far russian president vladimir putin has not shown any signs that he's willing to do that. they're going to send the message in person that this is more of a reason why the russian president should take this step. >> the u.n. has commented been the jet downing, ban ki-moon has urged all to take steps to avoid future incidents.
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>> de-escalating the conflict between turkey and russia is what we've been hearing all day whether it be nato or the white house, and that's clearly the same message that we've been hearing from the united nations headquarters as well. ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary general has been watching the situation closely. and he's very concerned. that according to his spokesperson. let's listen to a little bit more of what the secretary general spokes person had to say. >> he urges all relative parties to take measures to "w" a view to de-escalate the tensions. he hopes that a review of the incident will clarify the events and help prevent future recurrences. also i think just to reiterate what the secretary general has said a number of times, that he urges all those who are engaged in military activities in "n"
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syria, especially air campaigns, to maximize operational measures to avoid unintended consequences and of course the most important, to do whatever they can to avoid civilian casualties and to protect civilians. >> now, a couple other key points here from the united nations. number one, will the security council be needing to take up this issue of the downing of the russian plane. the short answer is no, not right now. that's what we heard from matthew rye croft, the u.k. ambassador to the u.n. who is currently the president of the security council this month. he said that the council is prepared to meet on this, but they need to have a request from a member state, and so far they've had not had that. we did ask the russian ambassadors who is going into a meeting if russia planned to ask the security council for a meeting. he simply said we're not quite sure yet. beyond that, also on tuesday,
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turkey september this letter to the security council president as well as ban ki-moon, and outlines what turkey said are the facts of the sways as they see it with the downing of the russian plane. they said some of this we already know, but it's important to repeat again what russia or i'm sorry, what turkey i is telling the u.n. they gave ten different warnings over the course of five minutes to the russian planes, according to this letter that they sent to the u.n. they said after the planes entered into turkish air space for 17 seconds one of them was shot down. those are the facts according to turkey as this letter that they sent to the u.n. we don't have a response from the russian ambassador to the u.n. on that. beyond that, lauren, i'll wrap up by saying this could not have come at a worst time dimcally at the united nations especially on the heels of the vienna talks, where there was no agreement reached i on syria, but there
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was enough common grounds to call for another meeting. not only that, it was just last friday after the paris attacks that the security council unanimously voted in solidarity with france and also in a fight against terrorism against or specifically against isil. now with this latest incident now it's clearly going to complicate diplomacy on multiple levels here, especially given that russia is one of the five permanent members of the security council. >> okay, gabriel elizondo, thank you very much, indeed. the civil war in syria has created new tensions. >> turkey and russia has had the history of conflicts for more than 104 years ago, to the first world war. at times relations were quite
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solid and based on mutual interests and respect. in business terms the two countries trade tens of billions of dollars worth of goods every year. more than 50% of turkey's gas is supplied by russia. but the war in syria has soured relations. bashar al-assad is a major reason for the increasing tensions between ankara and moscow. moscow supports assad while turkey is doing everything it can do to bring him down. >> the message that turkey is sending by confronting and downing this fighter jet is not only to moscow. it's also to washington and paris. and it says something very simple. you can't maneuver politically or militarily in syria and
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ignore us at the same time. >> things escalated in september when russia launched airstrikes against isil and syrian opposition fighters. last month government leaders in ankara complained that two russian jets had violated turkish air space. russia's targets inside syria also triggered a harsh response from turkey. on monday turkish leaders called for the united nations security double to hold a meeting to discuss russia's airstrikes against syria. many have headed to the turkish border, but it seems that the shooting down of the russian jet is going to shape regional and international politics especially towards syria. this could be the spark for a wider war that has already led to this fight between turkey and russia.
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al jazeera. >> palestinian driver has rammed his car into a group of soldiers. the israeli military said three people were hurt. the incident happened at a checkpoint in the occupied west bank. it comes as the u.s. secretary of state john kerry visited prime minister benjamin netanyahu and he met with palestinian president mahmood abbas, and has condemned the outbreak of violence in which 24 palestinians and 16 israelis have been killed since the start of october. >> i know the situation for palestinians in the west bank n jerusalem, gaza, is at this moment very dire. that there are extraordinary concerns, obviously, about the violence, and i want to make it very clear tonight that i am here at the request of president obama to see what we can do to try to help contribute to calm.
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>> well, speaking after meeting between mahmood abbas and the secretary of state said that the creation of a palestinian state was key in trying to create peace across the whole region. >> to those who want to defeat extremism and thoroughism in daesh we're with them. it begins with ending the israeli occupation. it begins with establishment of the-- >> we have this from west jerusalem. >> i think if there was any hope that the u.s. secretary of state john kerry would bring meaningful solutions to the violence we've seen grip israel and the occupied territory, those hopes were dashed. his statements did not add anything new. nothing new from the administration for the past several weeks, and i think it's very telling that the israeli
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prime minister benjamin netanyahu, who was with mr. kerry, stood beside mr. kerry when he made those comments did not say anything at all. it under scores the fact that neither leader has any meaningful solution. we have heard that mr. kerry, while he has stressed that israel has a right to defend itself, he said that palestinians, too, have the right to defend themselves against what they describe israeli aggression. whatever the case it is clear to most here that the violence we've been seeing for several weeks is very likely to continue. >> egyptian officials say four people including a judge has been killed in a suicide-bombing in the sinai peninsula. it happened at the swiss inn hotel. soldiers open fired on a car carrying explosives as it tried to reach the hotel.
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two attackers were able to get inside before one detonated a suicide vest. the islamic state in iraq and the levant has claimed responsibility. >> five people have gone on trial in the vatican accused of leaking and publishing secret documents that reveal mismanagement. two journalist who is cited the documents in books will face a tribunal. if convicted, they could be jailed for up to eight years. >> arriving to face a pa pal tribunal, they're accused of leaking documents hat the heart of the catholic church. >> details that could be found in the book and my book, details of a privileged class which wants to hold on to its own
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interests and murky affairs. >> those details include the use of charitable donations refurbishing lavish apartments for cardinals and vatican secretary of state. the vatican said that the information should never have left the walls of the city state. the journalists say they were just doing their jobs. and the trial is an attack on press freedom. for a institution that has been slow to prosecute child abusers in their own ranks, they have yet to see details of the charge against them. but as the tribunal decides the leaks harms the vatican's fundamental interests they could face eight years in prison. but there are logistical issues. for the italian citizens, they would have to extradite them. but for italy, investigative journalism is not a crime. >> this is a step that they have
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taken what we believe in the west to be violation of press freedoms, press privileges. >> they ke declared the month to be the month of mercy but they have looked rather unmerciful as their dirty laundry is aired in public. >> those in crimea have been relying on handouts. power lines from the ukraine was supplying the region were blown up over the weekend. caroline malone reports. >> emergency supplies are needed in crimea. people have had no power for days making it difficult to stay warm and to cook. >> the problem is the gas supply. they're not working. that's why there are many requests for aid. >> russia annex crimea from ukraine last year so people here
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now have to rely on the russian government. >> the situation is hard but i want to say a big thank you to our russia and the emergency workers who came to save us. they've organized things very well. >> four pylons to deliver energy were blown up on saturday night. the ukrainian energy minister said that engineers have tried to repair the lines. but many are stopping engineers were getting to the sites. >> we freely understand that any territory without electricity is at risk for possible humanitarian issues. let's say a crisis. that's why i've already talked about this. i will not say anything new. i'm sure to bring this back to ukraine we must respect these people. >> leaders have also ordered a halt to deliveries of goods to
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crimea. last week russia announced it would band food imports from ukraine for the new year. both countries have banned flights by each other's airlines. russia is in the process of laying under see cables to carry power to theter core of crimea. but that's not expected to be finished for another five years. it may be all fun and games for the kids. but the reality is that the region's 2 million people are now powerless, having to rely on emergency supplies as winter steps in. >> the new warning from the united nations says climate change is having the most severe impact on children. 700million children worldwide live in areas at the highest risk of drought and flooding. the warning from the u.n.'s children's fund unicef will meet next week. >> this latest report focuses on the effect of climate change on
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the young, who are more vulnerable to disease and malnutrition during disaster. more than half a billion children live in high flood occurring zones. you can see the distribution here in western colombia and south america around lake victoria, africa, and in southern china. the most effected areas are in south asia from bangladesh stretching from india and pakistan where 340 million children are at risk. additionally, nearly 160 million live in areas where droughts are common and severe. with the bulk living in northern and sub i sub-saharan africa. what do people on the streets think? >> in the low-lying areas by the oceans are going to be flooded.
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crops are going to be unsustainable. , etc., etc. >> my biggest fear is not how it will effect me but how it will effect my children. i think my generation will survive climate change, but i think the children are going to be handed something that is pretty disastrous. >> the u.n. is appealing for urgent action as these areas overlap with areas of high poverty, conflict and that puts children at further disadvantage. >> stale ahead on al jazeera. canada spells out how many refugee it is plans to take from syria. and japan's first attempt at space exploration blasts into orbit.
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>> 20 people were killed in a blast in august and more than 100 injured. >> more than three months after the bombing the two suspects arrived at a military court to hear the charges against them. they have been charged with ten offenses, including premeditated murder. >> to efficiently manage in this case the judges have scheduled february 16th to be the day the defendants will enter their pleas. >> 20 people were killed in the attack when the shrine in the
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heart of bangkok was at its busiest at 7:00 in the evening. security camera videos soon emerged of a foreign-looking man leaving with a backpack from the shrine. two weeks after the blast he was arrested as an apartment where more bomb making equipment and fake passports were found. soon after another was arrested after he was trying to cross the thai border into cambodia. he confessed to being the bomb maker. despite the fact that this attack was carried out bay network of foreigners and thais, only two people have been arrested. another 15 suspects are wanted, but the fact that only two have been caught so far is perhaps further evidence of a case that was mismanaged from the start. the crime scene was cleared and the area around the cline was reopened to the public the day after the explosion.
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during the investigation there were constant conflicting statements from police, military, and the government. the men are uyghurs from china. thailand's military government said that the attack was revenge for a crackdown on human trafficking. but there are many other theories, including domestic politics being to blame for the explosion. despite the suspects being charged many unanswered questions remain about the attack and why it happened. al jazeera, bangkok. >> protesters at macedonia's border with greece after refugees were refused entry into macedonia. authorities are allowing refugees from syria, afghanistan and iraq to cross but nationals from iran, bangladesh and pakistan are stopped. they say this is in direct contradiction to international law. canada will settle 25,000
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refugees in the country. by the end of the year canada aims to settle 10,000 of refugees. the remaining 15,000 people should be resettled during the early months of 2016. >> we want them to have a roof over their head. we want them to have the right supports for language training and for all the other things that they need to begin their life here in canada. and it takes a bit of time to put all of that in place. there are a lot of moving parts here. so we are happy to take a little more time because that allows us to be more prepared for places with places for them to live, more prepared to transfer them almost immediately to places where they can be in the longer term. that is why we have elected to
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move to take a little bit more time than originally thought to bring our new friends into this country. >> the united nations aids program said that it's fast-track tragedy is to end pandemics is starting to show results results. it is estimated 16 million people worldwide are on hiv treatment, doubled the number of five years ago. infection has fallen by a third since peaking in the year 2000. and a.i.d.s. related deaths are down from their pee peak in 2004. 90% of people with hiv are aware of their status, and are people streeted to suppress the virus. the report said that 90% of all new infections occur in 35 countries and focusing efforts in those particular region also
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have the greatest impact. >> i'm scared about two regions. i'm scared about eastern europe and central asia, and middle east and gulf countries for the simple reason those are the two regions where i'm seeing the fastest-growing number of new infections. talking about fragile state, i say that is very important to focus on fragile communities, and you find them from baltimore to bamak. >> japan has launched a commercial satellite into space for the first time. the japanese space agency september a rocket caring canadian communication satellite. that's it from me for this news hour. i'llic back with more news. thanks for watching.
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>> turkey shoots down a russian fighter jet on the border with syria, the first such attack by a nato country since the end of the cold war. i'm lauren taylor. this is al jazeera live from london. russia describes the incident as a stab in the back while turkey said it engage followed the rules of engagement. obama said that turkey has a right to protect itself. five people have gone on trial in the vatican acc


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