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did new mexico which broke the top 10 after a recent spike in drunk driving crashes -- >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello welcome to the news hour. i'm dareen abughaida in doha. russian and sirrian foreign minister has questioned turkey's motives as the war of words continues over the downed russian jet. the french president promises to destroy isil at a ceremony to honor the victims of the paris attacks >> pope francis arrives in uganda. and we'll take you inside a
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documentary film festival in qatar where more than a hundred movies are being screened. ♪ hello the russian foreign minister says moscow has questions about turkey's commitment in fighting what he called terrorism in syria. he's just wrapped up a news conference in moscow along with his syrian counterpart. they agreed the only way for a political peace process to begin is to get the opposition and the syrian government talking with the help of the international community. >> translator: we have agreed that a list of terrorist groups that will be excluded from any political negotiations needs to be drafted. it will then need to go through the u.n. security council. it is absolutely clear that without it, political peace
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talks cannot take place. the syrian foreign minister accused turkey of being in collusion with isil. >> translator:: isis militants receive free passages. they receive medical help and weapons from turkey. turkey made the steps to shoot down the russian jet because it supports and encourages those terrorists. >> let's bring in rory challands from moscow. first to address the allegations and harsh words that both foreign ministers had in light of the downed russian jet earlier this week. >> yeah, they basically both said that turkey was a supporter of terrorism as they put it. russia hinted that basically the turkish strike against the russian plane was a retaliation
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for russia going after isil's illegal oil trade, suggest that russian suggest turkey supports or condones or is involved in some way. because they say the oil goes into turkey and there it is sold on the open market. the foreign minister sympathized with the loss that russia has had in the downing of its plane, said this was an aggressive act, and also said that it -- or syria has been the victim of such aggressive acts from turkey for the last five years. in that turkey has been supporting armed grouped inside of syria, that are hitting the legitimate government as they put it, in syria.
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these were very harsh words and a unified front. >> at the same time did they discuss putting on a united front and the launch of the political process. what did they outline in particular when it comes to a peace process? >> well, they were talking about two linked things. one of them is basically pushing forward the vienna peace process, and that is something that entails at the beginning of it, an inter-syrian dialogue between the government and the opposition forces. they say the environment has to be right to take place by the end of the year. damascus says it has a list of representatives that it will send, the onus is now on the opposition to come up with a, a political platform, and b, with
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their own list to engage in these talks. alongside this, they are talking about a list of terrorist groups, and this is necessary because they say it's only once you know who the terrorists are in syria, that you can define who the legitimate opposition is, and the opposition that can go and engage in these talks. one of the things that i thought might happen when i was talking about this earlier in the day was included in this list would be the group that russia says shot its pilot as it parachuted down from the burning plane on saturday. vladimir put lavrov says he want that turkmen group to be included in that list. >> we are our analyst here in studio with us. for you the take away message,
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what was it? >> well, certainly as you started the report, there is a war of wores underway between russia and turkey, certainly syria has got on board accusing turkey of supporting terrorism and so on, so forth. so clearly the russians continue to be behind bashar al-assad who many on the other side of the spectrum, meaning the international coalition lead by the united states and others considering bashar al-assad to be the engine of the trouble in syria. so certainly the syrian and the russian government is now continuing to coordinate, but it's not clear to me that beyond the grand standing and the bravado there is anything more new on their part. you mentioned the war of words going on between rush and turkey. the russian foreign minister saying moscow has questions, and earlier today the turkish
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president warning russia, according to him not to play with fire, that's in the context of the russian jet that was downed. how does this effect the prospect of peace talks going forward. >> terrorism is not about an actor, it's not about one particular actor. it's about an act. the act of terrorism. there is a definition of act of terrorism that most people agree to, the threat or actual use of force against civilians for political end. can anyone in the world in russia, or syria, look me in the face and say, the assad regime did not use force against civilians for political ends, not to speak of moscow, washington, and other places, but we focus a certain attack or
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certain perspective on terror or terrorism for political ends, and that's what we have today. so now suddenly the political situation shifted in syria, and we are going to have to name who is who, a terrorist among the opposition, but apparently as far as moscow is concerned, the bashar al-assad regime is part of the peace process. that is of concern. >> each country does have different stakes when it comes to syria, especially when it comes to the opposition and who is called a terrorist or not. so how difficult is this task going to be? and give us a look ahead at what is happening in saudi arabia next month when they are holding a conference to decide who the opposition is going to be. >> right. certainly if the vienna process is going to get underway, there
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has to be two parties. the conference in saudi arabia, is meant to united states the syrian opposition, and bring those who accept a ceasefire, accept to sit down, and accept to engage in a process as far as they are concerned that will regin with the removal of the bashar al-assad regime, in favor of a secular, united syria. as you said, different actors have different perspective on that, and that's why we have now actually two coalitions, one lead by moscow, supported by iran, a certain degree, iraq and some segments in lebanon. on the other hand we have the united states, saudi arabia, europe, turkey, qatar and other nations. for them it's clear that bashar al-assad has no future. >> can syria remain united in your opinion?
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>> we are in the process of reshaping the [ inaudible ] 100 years after [ inaudible ] divided them at least. but it is also clear that the presence of isil over large territories of iraq and syria cannot continue. whether syrians will come back and united countries, i think that's the only or perhaps the best way to secure some form of a stable syria or iraq in the future. >> already. thank you very much. now france has been holding a ceremony to remember the 130 people killed in the paris attacks two weeks ago. families of the victims and some survivors gathered. the french president francois hollande said his country is united in opposing fan gnat schism. let's get more from jacky rowland who is joining us from paris. just give us a little bit more of what hollande had to say, what his message was to the people, and what the mood was
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like there, jacky. >> reporter: well, as you can imagine, it was an extremely solemn occasion, france chose to hold this ceremony two weeks after the attacks. that's for various practical reasons. it took many days in some cases to identify all of the victims of the attacks. and also the individual familied needed time to hold their own funerals. president hollande was the only person to speak at this event. he paid his respects to the dead, and reaffirmed french values and flee.com, and expressed france's determination to defeat those who were behind the attacks. it was a moment for national mourning and personal grieving. in this solemn setting, bah
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reeved families and survivors of the attacks came together to remember the 130 people who were killed, their names were read out one by one. standing alone, president francois hollande? the two weeks since the attacks he has sought to reaffirm french values while honoring the dead. they were mostly young people in their 20s and 30s. killed while they were out enjoying life. >> translator: i salute this new generation. it is not afraid. it is enterprising. in the image of the innocence we mourn, i will, i believe know greatness. despite the tears, this generation has now become the face of france. >> reporter: the president's words were somber but also definant as he promised to wage
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a war against the attackers and those who supported them. >> translator: to all of you, i solemnly promise that france will do everything to destroy the army of fanatics who did these crimes. i promise you also that france will remain herself as the dead loved her, and they would have wished her to remain. >> reporter: there were also police who hunted the killers, and paramedics who treated the wounded. at least two families chose to stay away. they say the government hasn't learned the security lessons from the charlie hebdo acts earlier this year, and accuse it of failing to make good on its promise to keep people safe. across the country people displayed the french flag.
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now it was, of course, a national commemoration today, but in many ways for the individual families, the really difficult time lies ahead. at the moment there is still a big focus on the events of november 13th, there is still daily visits to the shrines and flowers and candles, which has been set up. but as time moves on, as the country moves on, as the world moves on, the families run the risk of feeling more isolated in their grief and in their loss. >> all right. jacky thank you for that update from paris. >> reporter: francois ray lost two of his friends in those attacks. and he is also the head of a think tank that studies terrorism. >> every day i think about the
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people we lost, as we all lost someone. and this will go on for the rest of my days and for the french people, we will always remember the 13th of november, and the thing now is, is we have to mourn -- of course we have to mourn, but we have to honor those people, and to honor the memories, we have to fight against what are the root causes of this violence, of this senseless violence, and that goes through dialogue, through speaking to people. because if you don't know the person who is in front of you, then you will never make peace with him. so what we do is we organize debates around france every month on a specific theme that is very specific to the french civilization actually, but we will extend it to europe, european way of life i think. and that goes through making them confront their opinions.
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maybe we have a member of the muslim community, and they can come from their opinions and views, and from that we want propositions, we want them to come on a common ground and say, we agree on this, maybe we can try to implement that. and after that what we want is to create the first step of them getting to know each other. getting to, you know, have an incite of what their lives look like. because it's so different. and maybe if we understand each other's life, maybe we will be more tolerant. and maybe there will be less violence. poland's far right rallies against refugees. i'm wayne haye reporting from southern thailand where we find out if there's any hope for peace after the start of more talks between separatists groups and the military government.
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in sport, history is made as test cricket takes place at night for the first time. we'll tell you if it helped australia or new zealand later this hour. first pope francis has spoken out against corruption and what he calls tribalism. catherine soi sent this report. >> reporter: you would be forgiven to thinking this was a conce concert, but it was a rock star welcome for the pope. he said today was the highlight of his trip. he has been focusing on unity, reconciliation, and family values.
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>> the message that most touched me was protect the family and the dignity of life. >> reporter: but it is here that he gave his most political message. the pope spoke out very strongly against corruption, tribalism, terrorism. he said young people are the backbone of any country, and asked leaders here not to ignore the youth. he said the fight against corruption goes hand in hand with economic empowerment for young people. >> translator: tribalism can destroy. it can mean having a hand behind your back with a stone to throw. you won't be able to have a dialogue with each other, in you don't listen to each other. >> reporter: this person came to see the pope and toll us the message resinates with many in kenya. >> corruption is something that is eating up our society, and i
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think the kenyan leaders are listening, and we're going to experience change after this visit, i'm hoping. >> reporter: earlier the pope spent time with some of nairobi's settlements. he called on the leaders to make sure that all sectors of the population get lead a dignified life. he delivered a tough message in his gentle way. >> reporter: catherine soi, al jazeera, nairobi. germany has deported around 60 asylum seekers. they will send back refugees who's travel documents have expired or destroyed. anti-racism groups across europe
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have reported a spike in attacks on muslims and other minorities in cent days. this trend is particularly strong in eastern europe. and in poland a new right-wing government wants to make it harder for refugees to enter. >> reporter: having your own restaurant may be a dream come true for many people, but for the owner of this place, it's a constant reminder of what he lost. he played for one of warsaw's football teams. but his career was interrupted after a racist attack left him with a broken arm. he gave it all up to run his restaurant and raise a young family, and now his son is getting the abuse as well. >> i came to pick my son from the school and one of his friends said to him, alex, monkey is here for you. my son was so embarrassed. he was seven years old.
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and i was looking at the teacher to do something. she didn't say anything. >> reporter: racism in poland is nothing new, but it is getting worse. they shouted about france here, which is hardly sympathetic. in this demonstration in the city last week, they chanted, rape, beaten, murdered by the islamic chord, don't let this happen to you. poland must stay catholic. he says the attacks in paris have given the far right all it needs to feel morally justified. >> the people who are with the refugees feel so broken. they feel unvalidated by what happened. all of their conversations and points they tried to make that muslims are peaceful people were crushed by a physical incident
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proving them wrong. >> reporter: islamaphobia and other racist attacks rocketed around europe after the charlie hebdo shootings at the start of the year. but what worries many in countries like poland is that right-wing governments which now overtly say that migrants might be terrorists are given an open goal to violent racists. >> it cannot be used as a [ inaudible ] against any religion, what you can fight also catholic or christian terrorists who were devastating and killing people in other countries. >> reporter: in warsaw as elsewhere, mosques have security nowadays to stop people putting pigs' heads through the windows. the police didn't do anything to stop this crowd burning an effigy of a jew. five crew members, including
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the captain of a polish cargo ship have been abducted off of nigeria. the vessel was attacked thursday night. armed men are said to have intercepted the boat, which was carrying 16 sailors. the nigerian navy is trying to rescue those that were taken. the pope landed on his third leg of his trip a while ago. malcolm webb joins us to tell us what the reaction of people was when you arrived and what they are expecting of him, malcolm. >> [ inaudible ]. >> malcolm, we are having
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technical audio issues with the line with malcolm from uganda, so i'll have to end that phone conversation. you are with the news hour, and still ahead -- >> i didn't want to get married, but there was no money for school. >> how some african governments look at ways to end child marriages. and an unlikely tourist destination, how traders on north korea's border with china are cashing in on a boom in visitors. i decided i did not need the distraction of the noises. we are focused entirely steadying the ship. >> reporter: sebastian coe steps down from his paid role with nike. ♪
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begin is to get the opposition and the syrian government talking. france has been holding a memorial ceremony for the 130 killed in the paris attacks. the ceremony brought together families of the victims as well as survivors. pope francis has arrived in uganda for the second leg of his three-nation african tour. earlier the pontiff was in kenya where he spoke out against corruption. now the turkmen mountainous region in syria has come under intense air strike after it was captured by rebels. >> reporter: -- >> translator: the sound of shelling and air strikes hardly stopped in this area, especially the turkmen mountains.
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right in front of me is a mountain that has been under heavy shelling all morning. after the rebel forces managed to take control of the whole area, it has been under heavy bombardment. the regime controlled the area earlier this week. rebels retook it on tuesday. this is when the russian air strikes started to target the area, then we had the whole situation with the russian fighter jet shot down by turkey. the regime launched their offensive yesterday afternoon. but later was taken by the rebel forces who are sweeping the area. the opposition fighters claim they seized two tanked and a number of armored vehicles in addition to various weapons. again, as i said earlier, this area has experienced hit and run attacks and it's difficult to predict what will take place and who will be in charge the next
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several hours. the french president is pushing for a larger coalition to fight isil. the u.s. has carried out 2,850 air strikes in syria, its partners, including australia, jordan, turkey, and saudi arabia, have accounted for 154 strikes. as for russia in just three days this week, it has carried out 134 strikes on almost 500 targets. but what does it take to destroy isil which is said to have some 200,000 forces? to helps answer that question, we joined via skype by an author and former u.s. diplomat. what does it take to degrade and destroy isil's capabilities, and why has the u.s.-led coalition not been able to do up until this point. >> air strikes can degrade isil,
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but it takes troops on the ground to destroy it. and it operates in two countries. in iraq there are no troops on the ground that can take the arab territory that isil controls. there is not on iraqi army to speak of. it has basically been a conduit to isil. and the kurdish peshmerga won't go beyond kurdish territory, because they are not prepared to second their sons to die for iraq, a country they hate. in syria there are ground troops, but it would involve a change in strategy on the part of the west, which is to do in fact what the russians are talking about with the syrian foreign minister visiting moscow, to have a deal between the syrian government and a significant part of the opposition. if you could do that, then you
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might have a sufficient force to defeat isil in syria. it would still be a problem in iraq, but ground troops is what is required. >> the french are now saying that they have targeted at least 300 trucks used to transport isil. the americans are also saying they are now targeting oil-distribution capabilities. why does this not a target in the past do you think? >> because these trucks -- they don't carry huge amounts of oil, but the men who are driving these trucks are basically poor people, and if you are hitting the trucks you are killing, you know, civilians, and so the united states had been very reluctant to hit the trucks, now they have dropped fliers warning the drivers that air strikes will come in an hour, and i hope
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that has eliminated the casualty. but oil is not a huge part of how isil has financed it's a. >> it is estimated it makes up to $2 million a day from oil, peter. >> i'm dubious about that, because the -- it would require larger quantities, and then it's not clear how it is being sold. obviously it can't be sold at the world market price. isil has made a lot of money through extortion, robbery, and of course it had a lot of money when it took over mosul, and captures hundreds of millions of dollars in the iraq banks. >> you were talking about france a moment ago, so hollande pushing for a bigger coalition to fight isil. we saw that as part of his plan when he went to visit moscow. do you envision a point where
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the u.s. and russia will be working more closely together to fight isil? >> the u.s. and russia have very different interests in ukraine, but they have had very similar issues in the middle east. we saw that in the iran negotiations, and they have a shared goal in the destruction of isil. of course they have a different approach to it. the americans see the continuation of the assad government as part of the problem, because it creates support for the extremists, and the russians fear that if the assad government falls, the syrian state will collapse, and that will open the door to isil. so the russians have been supporting the syrian government. the americans have not been targeting the syrian government but they have not been open until now to negotiations with it. >> and just peter -- right. and just on the point of ground
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troops, you were mentioned a moment ago, let me ask you this, because this is according to the afp news agency. the french foreign minister has said he would envision syrian regime troops taking the fight against isil, saying there must be bombing as well as ground stroop troops, but he then reportedly backtracked saying he meant syrian government troops could take part in the fight against isil after a change in regime. but is this still an option, that syrian regime troops on the ground fight isil? >> it sounds like the foreign minister made a gaffe, a goof being when a politician accidentally speaks the truth. so yes, but there isn't likely to be a change of regime. they are the largest military
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force in syria. if you could have a deal with the opposition, then you would have a formidable force that probably could combined with air strikes destroy isil in syria, again we would still have the problem in iraq. i think all of us wish that mr. assad would go, but he isn't going to go, so we have to deal with the reality, and the reality is a choice, which is the lesser evil. and clearly the assad government is a lesser evil than isil. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. a suicide bomber has attacked a shia procession in nigeria, killing at least 15 people. we'll get you more on this story as it develops. israel will for the first time ever have an official and visible presence in the capitol of the united arab emirates.
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israel east foreign minister says it will soon open an office at a renewable energy agency in abu dhabi. two palestinians have been killed in the occupied west bank in two separate incidents, one was shot dead after injuring six israeli soldiers by allegedly ramming his car into them. earlier a palestinian was killed after trying to run over two israeli pedestrians just north of jerusalem. the two israelis were slightly wounded. stephanie decker has the latest from outside an israeli prison in the occupied west bank. >> reporter: it is business as usual here outside the prison. friday protests -- [ gunfire ] >> reporter: you can hear the
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army now trying just to disperse the crowd. palestinians will tell you their message is one of frustration and they have also lost hope. and they will tell you that the eyes of the world are preoccupied elsewhere, and this cause has been forgotten, so this is the usual game of cat and mouse that we see happening all the time. palestinians will throw rocks, molotov cocktails, and the army will respond with tear gas and stun grenades, but there is a feeling here that this israeli government is no real partner for peace, we had the u.s. secretary of state john kerry here on tuesday. he left with no concessions as we heard from sources from the israeli prime minister, nothing he could take to the israeli parliament. and as you can see, tear gas now
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being thrown, the soldiers want to go home, it's business as usual, and the people here will tell you their feel the entire world has forgotten their cause. >> reporter: pope francis landed about 40 kilometers southwest of the capitol of uganda. malcolm webb joins us to tell us what is the expect of the pope and what is the reaction of the people who you are, malcolm. >> reporter: people here very excited. the pope just passed down the main road that goes toward the capitol. and a crowd of thousands of people. the pope just passed in a small -- a small black car on his way to the state house, the residence of the president. and people here were delighted to see him, just to get a glimpse through the car window. people are waving, holding
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roses, holding flags, and trying to get as close to the pope as they possibly can. now he is headed to state house square for a meeting with the president. that's his next appointment here in his visit to uganda. >> can you tell us what exactly he'll be doing, and is he bringing the same message of reconciliation and unity that he took to kenya a day before? >> reporter: [ inaudible ] said that the team of [ inaudible ] reconciliation is again going to be the message here. in kenya, he also talked about poverty and corruption, and that's also very relevant here. and there is an election coming up here. so the politicians, including the president who himself has been in power for 30 years, and
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the opposition are running their campaigns around the country. and there is also possibility of unrest or violence during election time. but we expect to hear him urging to have a peaceful election. he has a number of engagements around the capitol. tens of thousands of people are expected to turn out to hear him speak, and hold a mass before he continues his africa tour on sunday when he will go to the central african republic. >> malcolm thank you. southern thailand continues to be plagued by violence. armed muslim groups are fighting for independence from buddhist groups. wayne haye reports from southern
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thailand. >> reporter: walking into the mosque is painful for this woman. it's where her fwater and 31 others were killed by the army 11 years ago. the military said they were all separatist fighters. >> translator: why wouldn't the army try to take them alive. it was too much. >> reporter: it was one of two major incidents in 2004. 85 protesters died during a demonstration outside of a police station. almost 80 were suffocated in police trucks. since then violent attacks by separatists has increased. a now round of peace talks is underway. >> independence is still the goal of all of the groups. right up to this moment, no
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groups has dropped its claim for independence. >> translator: independence is definitely not an option. this piece deal will not yield independence as a result. >> reporter: there is also some bought about whether the right people are represented from the most violent group. >> it's quite obvious that the people who -- the members who [ inaudible ] do not have command and control on the ground. so what that basically mean that the violence will continue. >> reporter: and as it does the death toll rises. two border guard policemen were gunned down in a ambush. for many people, the goal is much more simple. they say they want to receive a better deal from respective governments in the capitol bangkok who they say have always dictated to them. they wanted greater say in their
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own destiny, better education, more jobs, and they want to be heard. >> translator: both sides need to hear our voices and thoughts. we have been effected by the violence, so they need to listen to us and include us in the peace process. >> reporter: there is no news on when the next round of tlauks take place. the people of thailand can only hope that peace will eventually come. north and south korea will hold talks next month aimed at improving communications. the summit will be a chance to calm tensions along the shared border. things are very different on korea's other border, enterprising north korean traders are doing good business. >> reporter: it's the unofficial
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way, with this group taking a boat trip. this one goes right into north korean territory. just a couple of minutes from the chinese bank of the river, we're in the north korean part of the river. with north korean territory on either side. >> reporter: a chinese tourist a chance to peer into the lives of their reclusive neighbors. daily life continues. but we haven't escaped the attentions of the traders who make a living from these relatively rich visitors, selling from their small boats. they didn't want to be filmed. this section of the river has become a floating market. and all under the gaze of border guards who don't seem to care. the north koreans tonight have much to sell, but our boat load of tourists seem to want what
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they do have. from food to cigarettes, we have soon stocked up, and then announced for sail, north korean bank notes, the perfect souvenir on a trip across a border that a little free enterprise seems to be making less impregnable. the african union is holding its first summit on ending the practice of child marriages. the meeting is in zambia where 42% of girls are married before they turn 18. cultural traditions and poverty both play a role. >> reporter: this is though sound of opportunity for these women. a mill to grind maze means they can earn a living. they were married at teenagers, one when she was just 15. >> translator: i had no choice because my parents couldn't
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afford to take us to school. i was just at home doing nothing. i didn't want to get married, but there was no money for school. >> reporter: although primary school is free, secondary school isn't. wide-spread poverty means many parents can't afford to pay the school fees, so they marry their daughters off. their village is a bit different. an organization called plan is teaching them about girl power. it's mill offers income and a place to teach them about their rights. although that has caused some issues. >> translator: the children have learned about their rights and sometimes they demand upon their parents. when the parents are pushed against the wall, the measure doesn't work. >> reporter: child brides are more likely to be in abruisive relationships, contract hiv, and die in childbirth.
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the practicalities go way beyond this community's culture, history, and traditions or even the borders. the first african summit on ending child marriage is being held in zambia. some attitudes are swinging towards girl power. >> translator: it means girls coming together with energy, not the old ladies, just us, because we have the power to change our lives as girls. >> reporter: she's trying to take control of her life by breaking the cycle of poverty so her daughter can stay in school. creating a nutrition for our young family. ia still to come, the sports news, we'll tell you about the argentinian team that has
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reached the final in one of the most prestigious competitions for the first time.
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documentary filmmakers from around the world have gathered here in doha. it's a chance to see films dealing with topics from the 2003 invasion in iraq to an all-female football team in nepal. we're giving you our facts and conclusions based on solid
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intelligen intelligence. >> reporter: -- >> we know they have weapons of mass destruction. >> reporter: there was one big problem his evidence was false, but he says he helped remove former leader saddam hussein. [ explosion ] >> reporter: 12 years on and iraq is still ravaged by war and infiltrated by some of the winter storm's most violent armed groups. the film provides an incite into how the world got to this point. ♪ >> reporter: one more uplifting film headlining at the festival is golden girls. about a nepalese female football team. these women are able to reach new heights through their love spot, despite coming from a part
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of nepal where life expectancy is only 39 years. >> it will be a good mess age for other peoples. that are playing football just for -- be a professional, just to earn the money, millions of dollars. but our girls are playing because of their passions. this is a different and true football. ♪ >> reporter: his are just some of the 147 films being shown here at the 11th annual international documentary film festival in qatar. and they are not just from established filmmakers. this year's themes horizons because it is giving an opportunity for up and coming filmmakers to showcase their talent too. the lucky few will win top prizes in each of the categories, as well as in the new horizon's awards.
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caroline malone, al jazeera. now it's time for the sports news. >> thank you very much. we start with the davis cup final with belgian has taken a 1-0 lead against england. belgium is looking for a maiden davis cup title while britain hasn't won the tournament since 1936. 13,000 people are in attend dance for the final despite increased security measures. the city only 35 kilometers from brussels which is on the second-high estate of alert following the paris attack. the first day and night test match has started in cricket. this comes a year after philip hughes died after being hit be a
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cricket ball. new zealand were bolled out for 202 before it even got dark. this format has been developed to increase attendance. south africa have [ inaudible ] away from home for the first time in nine years. their third test defeated india. they are 2-0 down in the four-match series. india bowled south africa out, to earn a 124-run victory. sebastian coe has stepped down from his position with nike. it brings to an end of coe's
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38-year career. however, at a press conference in monaco, he said the controversy wasn't good for athletics or nike. >> i ask the ethics committee to look very closely and clearly at it, and although they have concluded that it was not a conflict of interest, because i have always continued tofy identify that interest, i decided i did not need the distraction, we are focused here entirely on steadying the ship. i really wanted no -- no more distractions. to football now. argentina beat river plate in
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the semis. richard parr has more. >> reporter: they hosted river plate with a 1-0 lead in this semifinal. they quickly extended their lead in buenos aires. this argentinian encounter appeared to be over, when this man scored his fifth goal of the game to delight fans young and old. that put the hurricanes up in the night. in the second half, river gave themselves a chance. moura scored twice to make it 2-2, 3-2 on aggregate. carlos sanchez was sent off for an altercation with a ball boy.
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but the hurricanes held on to reach the final for the first time. they will base columbia for the trophy. golf, matt jones leads the trailian open tournament at the halfway stage. he is at 7 under after 68. that's 3 strokes ahead. furry inially refused to shake hands. the heavyweight champion hasn't lost in 11 years. and they eventually shook hands ahead of the fight in germany. sunna, thank you very much. and thanks for. waing the news hour, on al jazeera, we hand you over to our teams in london. they'll have more news for you
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russia steps up its war of words with turkey. ♪ hello there, i'm barbara sarah, you are watching al jazeera live from london. always coming up on the program. ♪ >> francois hollande says france will respond to the paris attacks with more music and concerts, at a somber ceremony for the 130 victims. plus --

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