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billions of dollars in asset when they fled. thanks for watching. i'm stephanie sy. the news continues next live from doha. ♪ russia questions turkey's intentions in syria, as their war of words continues. ♪ hello there, i'm barbara sarah, you are watching al jazeera live from london. france remembers the 130 people who died in the paris attacks. and how africa is trying to end the lung-running tradition of child marriage. plus the chinese tourists
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are getting a chance to see their reclusive neighbors. ♪ russia has questioned whether turkey has any real intenning of fighting what it describes as terrorism in syria. russian foreign minister made the comment after his meeting with the syrian counterpart in moscow. it's the latest in the war of words between the two countries. after turkey shot down a russian fighter jet. >> translator: we have a lot of questions about ankara's true intennings, and its level of real commitment to eliminate terrorism in syria, and its interest in the normalization of the political situation in syria. >> translator: isis militants
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receive free passage, they receive medical weapons -- medal help and weapons from turkey. moscow will suspend visa-free travel from turkey starting january 1st. turkey president has offered to meet vladimir putin at the climate talks in paris next week, but he is standing his ground saying russia's actions in syria are dangerous. >> translator: yes, it is playing with fire to attack syrian opposition who have international legitimacy under the pretext of fighting against isil. the whole world admits turkey is rife in this incident. this is an excuse to make unacceptable accusations against us. rory challands has more now on the meeting between the
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russian and syrian foreign ministers. >> reporter: syria's foreign minister called russia and syria strategic partners, and they certainly were singing from the same hymn sheet here. they were talking about how they were going to try to move the peace process, the political resolution for syria forward. it's called the vienna process, and involves a certain number of different stages. the first of these, really, is trying to get the environment right for what they call an intra-syrian dialogue. now that basically means the government and the opposition talking together. now this has to happen by the end of this year, so not very far away. damascus says it already has a list of its representatives that will be engaged in these talks. the onus is on the opposition to come up with a political platform, and second of all, its own list of representatives to engage in these talks. that's not going to be an easy
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thing because of the different factions involved in the disparate opposition movement. one of the other things they are talking about is a list. a list of what they call terrorist groups, because they say only once you have list of who is a terrorist in syria, can you actually agree on who is the legitimate opposition is. now one of the things they was predicting earlier on in the day, was that included on this list might be the turkmen group that russia says was involved in the shooting of a pilot that was coming down from its burning plane, the plane that was shot down by turkey. that turkmen group is a recipient of aid, arms, and support from turkey, and lavrov said at the ebb of the press conference, that that very group, he wanted to be included in this list of terrorist organizations in syria. >> rory challands in moscow
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there. syrian opposition groups saying a new wave of air strikes on the city of raqqa has killed at least eight people, including five children. this video released by an isil-affiliated agency is said to show the aftermath of the attack. the agency says the strikes were carried out by russian jets which targeted civilian areas. at least 27 people have been killed in two separate attacks in iraq. 11 of the dead with civilians killed in a military air raid on a residential neighborhood in fallujah, west of the capitol, and 16 solders died in a suicide.coming in the isil-controlled area of ramadi in anbar province. hundreds of people have turned out in istanbul to show their support for two journalists being held in prison. the demonstration of solidarity was held outside of the headquarters of the newspaper.
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the paper's editor in chief and correspondent are charged with willingly aiding an armed group and espionage. the paper printed images that it said showed turkish trucks smuggling arms to syrian rebels. the government rejects the allegations. ♪ belgium police have charged a sixth suspect over the deadly series of attacks in paris earlier this month where 130 people died. prosecutors say the man has been charged with murder, and quote, participation in the activities of a terrorist group. nadim baba is live for us in this brussels. what more can you tell us? have they released a name yet? >> reporter: barbara they have not released the name of this sixth suspect who has been charged in relation with the november attacks this paris.
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the federal prosecutor has put out a statement in the last hour or so, saying that the person who was arrested on thursday, we believe in brussels, has been charged with terrorist attacks and participating in the activities of a terrorist organization. that's all they are giving for now. they will not give us anymore details. but previously they have given some details of the other suspect. here in belgium, many are aware that the man suspected of being one of the attackers in paris is on the run, and he actually phoned a friend to bring him to belgium after those paris attacks. two of the suspects have been charged in belgium are alleged to have picked him up. another person called ali o
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allegedly took him to another part of the capitol, and there is a moroccan who allegedly found with handguns and blood in his car. those are the details we have of the suspects that have been charged. there have been a number of raids over the last week, many have been released without charge. obviously the security services have been very, very busy. >> nadim baba with the latest from brussels. we'll check in with you throughout for more details. for now thank you. the french president, francois hollande has lead a ceremony in paris to remember the 130 victims killed in those attacks. he praised his people and pledged to destroy what he called the army of fanatics. jacky rowland reports now from paris. >> reporter: it was a moment for national mourning and personal
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grieving. in this solemn setting bereaved 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. in the two weeks since the attacks he has sought to reaffirm friend f 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 lucid and enterprising. in the images of the innocents we mourn, it will, i believe, know greatness. it will live on in the names of the dead we mourn today. this generation has now become the face of france. >> reporter: the president's words were somber but also
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defiant as he promised to wage 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 committed these crimes. without rest it will protect its children nrment france will remain herself as the dead loved her. as they would have wished her to remain. >> reporter: standing with the families members of the emergency services who were on duty that night, police who hunted the killers, paramedics who treated the wounded. but at least two families chose to stay away, they say the government hasn't learned the security lessons from the charlie hebdo attacks earlier this year, and they accused it of failing to make good on its promise to keep the french people safe. >> reporter: across the country from windows and balconies people displayed the french flag. their way of saying that the personal loss of the families
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was a tragedy shared by the nation. jacky rowland, al jazeera, paris. anti-racism groups across group have reported a rise in the number of attacks against muslims and other minorities since the paris attacks. the trend is particularly strong in eastern europe, and in poland a new right-wing government wants to make it harder for refugees to enter, from warsaw, here is lawrence lee. 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 has lost. [ inaudible ] played for one of warsaw teams. his career was interrupted after a racist attack left him with a broken arm, us ses sent abuse from polish fans wore him down as well. he gave it all up to run his restaurant, and now his son is getting the abuse as well.
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>> i came to pick my son up from 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. and i was looking at the teacher to do something. she didn't say anything. >> reporter: racism in poland is nothing new, but it's getting worse. they shouted about france here, which is hardly sympathetic. in this demonstration last week, they chanted raped, beaten, murdered by the islamic horde. don't let this happen to you. poland must stay catholic. [ inaudible ] worked with refugees trying to come to poland. he says the attacks in paris have given the far right all its needs to meal morally justified.
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>> reporter: the people with the refugees feel so broken. like all of their conversations, all of their points they tried to make that muslims are peaceful people were crushed by a physical incident proving them wrong. >> reporter: and it isn't only poland, other racist attacks have 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 giving an open door to violent racists. >> this has not be used as a pretext against any religion, because you can find also catholic or christian terrorists who were devastating to and killing people in other countries. >> reporter: warsaw as elsewhere, mosques have security nowadays, to stop people from putting pigs' heads through the windows. the police didn't do anything to
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stop this crowd burning an effigy of a jew. how ironic that all of this is exactly the sort of thing that isil wants to see in europe. lawrence lee, al jazeera, warsaw. still ahead, the head of the catholic church talks corruption and poverty on his visit to africa, and we'll tell you why this miss world contestant is speaking out against china. ♪ than a century of bad choices.
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time now for a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera.
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russia's foreign minister says he has questions over whether turkey has real intennings to fight what he calls terrorism in syria. meanwhile turkey's president says he wants to meet vladimir putin next week, but the kremlin has yet to respond to the offer. and the french president has lead a ceremony in paris to remember the 130 victims killed in the november 13th attacks. in belgium a sixth suspect has now been charged. two palestinians have been killed after ramming their cars into israeli soldiers in the occupied west bank. one was shot dead by a civilian after driving at two soldiers near a settlement northeast of jerusalem. he was identified as the brother of a man killed on sunday after carrying out a similar attack. several hours later another palestinian man was shot dead after injuring six soldiers with his car near hebron. in a third incident, a palestinian is being treated
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after he was stabbed by an israeli settler in bethlehem. a suicide bomber has blown himself up akrong a crowd taking part in a shia procession. people there say that at least ten people have been killed. no one has claimed responsibility, but the armed group, boko haram regularly carries out attacks in the area. pope francis has spoken out against corruption and what he calls tribalism in kenya. he told the thousands of young people that corruption is an obstacle to progress. catherine soi has been following his visit and sent us this report from the kenyan capitol. >> reporter: you would be forgiven for thinking this is a concert, or political rally, but it was a rock star rally for the pope. he said today was a highlight of his trip, the day he got to meet
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and listen to young people and the poor. he has been focusing on unity, reconciliation and family values. >> the message that most touched me was protect the family. protect the dignity of life. >> reporter: but it is here speaking to young people, 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. you won't be able to have a dialogue with each other, if you don't listen to each other. then you are going to have a division like dust, like a worm that grows in society. >> reporter: this person came to
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see the pope and toll us the message resinates with many in kenya. >> reporter: corruption is something that is eating up our society. and i think the kenyan leaders are listening, and we're going to experience change after this visit, i'm hoping. >> reporter: earlier the pope sent time with some. and he said that all sectors of the population should be able to live a dignified life. he delivered a tough message in his gentle way. [ cheers ] >> reporter: catherine soi, al jazeera, nairobi. cultural traditions are being challenged at the first african summit which aims to end child marriage. the practice is common in zambia where about four in ten girls are married before they turn 18.
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unicef says africa will surpass south a asia has bearea with most child brides by 2050. tania page reports. >> reporter: the girl in this dramatization is about to be forced into a marriage. she is crying, because it's the end of her childhood, but soon she is saved. but most of the time there is no rescue, while marrying someone under 18 is illegal in many african countries, most have customary law where it is allowed, but soon zambia may not have a duel system. >> we have decided to just have one law. so we have a marriage bill in draft right now that doesn't allow for customary marriage. >> reporter: unicef says by 2050 the number of child brides in
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africa will more than double to 310 million. delegates are sharing ideas on how to combat child marriage at every level of society. child brides are more likely to be in abusive relationships, contract hiv, and to die during childbirth, but plan international is trying to teach girls about their rights and to provide a way they can earn money. this is the sound of opportunity for these women. the mill means these women can earn a living selling ground maze. this woman got married when she was just 15. >> translator: i had no choice because my parents couldn't afford to take us to school. i was just at home doing nothing. i dwanth to get married. >> reporter: education is key.
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mali that now also want to teach her daughter about 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 her young family. tania page, al jazeera, zambia. u.s. republican presidential hopeful donald trump is denying accusations that he mocked a journalist with a disability. >> you have got to see this guy, ahhhhh, i don't know what i said! >> reporter: he says the reporter is using his condition to grand stand. he stirred controversy when he impersonated the write suffers from a muscle condition that
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effects his movement. a chinese court has jailed a journal for six years. meanwhile a canadian actress has criticized beijing after she was stopped on her way to the finals of the miss world beauty pageant in china. she was crowned miss world canada earlier this year, but was unable to get a chinese entry visa. lynn says that she is being punished for speaking out about human rights abuses. she is also involved in a spiritual practice which is banned in china. >> ask the chinese government why is it afraid to let in a beauty queen. ask them why -- what kind of precedent this would set for future international events that they want to host. ask them whether they would also bar olympic athletes from participating in the winter olympic games just because they have different views that the
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commune itself party don't agree with. what if they are tib bet an or uyghur origin. police have arrested two people who they believe, plotting an attack. they are loyal to the ousted prime minister. elsewhere they are battling decent from armed groups fighting for independence in the south. wayne haye reports now. >> reporter: walking into the crusade mosque is painful for this person. it's where her father and 31 others were killed by the army 11 years ago. the military said they were all separatists fighters. she says her father was innocent. >> translator: why wouldn't the army try to catch them alive? they were all killed. the authorities used full force to deal with the situation. it was too much.
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>> reporter: it was one of two major incidents in 2004, 85 protesters died during a demonstration outside of a police station. almost 80 of them were suffocated in police trucks. since then violent attacks have increased. a new round of unofficial peace talks a underway between the thai army and the umbrella organization representing most of the ethnic groups. >> independence is still the goal of all of the groups. right up to this moment, no groups has dropped its claim for independence. >> translator: independence is definitely not an option. this peace deal will not yield independence as a result. >> reporter: there is also some doubt about whether the right people are venned from the most violent group the national revolutionary front. >> it's quite obvious that the people -- the members who are
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with them are, but they do not have command and control on the ground. so that basically means that the violence will continue. >> reporter: and as it does the death toll rises. two border guard policemen were gunned down in an am beneficiary on this occasion. there is a certain level of support among muslims. but they want a better deal from the government, who they say have always dictated to them. they want a greater say in their own destiny, better education, more jobs and they want to be heard. >> translator: both sides need to hear our voices and our thoughts. we have been affected by the violence, so they need to listen to us, and include us in the peace process. >> reporter: there's no word on when the next round of talks will take place. the people in southern thailand can only hope that peace will
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eventually come. tourism is on the up near northwest korea's border with china. river boat cruises are becoming increasingly popular, and deliver an economic boom to some north korean traders. rob mcbride reports now from the river which runs between the two countries. >> reporter: it's the unofficial wide through north korea's back door. a tour group taking a boat trip along the river which separates china and north korea. this one goes right into north korean territory. just a couple of minutes from the chinese bank, we're in the north korean part of the river, with north korean territory on either side. for chinese tourists a chance to peer into the lives of their reclusive neighbors, largely oh deliverous to the passing boats. but we haven't escaped the
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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 don't have much to sell, but our boat load of tourists seem to want what they do have. from food to cigarettes, we are soon stocked up. and then announced for sale, north careen bank notes, the perfect souvenir on a trip across a border that a little free enterprise seems to be making less impregnable. rob mcbride, al jazeera. a fitting tribute has been paid to the czech man who inv t inventinven invented the word robot.
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