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>> we need help now. >> you're watching al jazeera america. opposition forces make advances in the syrian province of aleppo. we'll have the latest on the fighting there. hello, welcome i'm peter dolby, this is al jazeera live from doha. also ahead in the next 30 minutes. softening the rhetoric. turkey's president expresses sadness over the plane downing wish that it hadn't happened. >> hot button issues of contraception and homer phobia.
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>> suspects the suspect of a killing in colorado springs has been identified fighters opposed to the government in syria say they have taken several villages south of aleppo. the province of aleppo has been a key battle ground. hashem ahelbarra has the latest from southern turkey. >> in 2012, there was an attack. the rebels control most of the idlib. and in lat abbingia, all they do is reach to the peaks behind my. some of which they control. i have been talking to a senior members of the free syrian army. and they are reverting some.
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gains by the government. the big et cetera problem is the -- biggest problem is the concentration of the syria army. the opposition says it is confident that if manages to reunite a different military faction and get significant support from the main backers, like the europeans, like the turkish and like the saudis. they'll be able to repel the army. >> irani media reporting that a brigadier general with the republican guard has been killed in aleppo. he commanded the imam hussain battalion. dozens of fighters and senior commanders have been killed. they have expanded the role after the russian intervention. >> a shooting at a birth control
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clining killed three people. the spct is a 57-year-old. they were wounded in the standoff. >> the motive for the attack is unclear. >> jim huli reports. >> the situation has been resolved. there's no peril to the citizens. that marked the end to a 5-hour stand off. later authorities were revealed. unfortunately with the tragic situation, we have to confirm we have two civilian casualties on scene. and the death of one police officer. that has been identified as a 44-year-old veteran of colorado springs police department. before noon, police responded to
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the planned parenthooding about after an emergency call that shots were fired. police say the suspect brought bags with him to the scene. some were left outside. others brought into the building. this was a normal business day at planned parenthood. relatives came to the scene to check on family members inside. >> i heard some shots, you know. people were shooting for sure. >> you heard. >> from the phone. i talked to my sister over the phone. she couldn't talk. i heard someone was shooting. after exchanging fire. officers were convinced to surrender. >> we had officers inside the
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building, and the officers were able to shout to suspects and make communication with him. at that point they got him to surrender. he was custody. police do not no why the suspect chose to attack this planned parenthood center gunmen attacked two in mali. martar shells were attacked. northern mali was taken over by rebels. a french-led military operation drove them out. guinea has 850 soldiers. we spoke to the spokesperson, deputy director of communications. he says the attack is an attempt to end the peace agreement.
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>> it's mixed: forces don't want peace to happen. our job is to make it happen returning to events in the middle east, the president erd rah has been speaking about the ongoing battle against i.s.i.l. there's no differences between the ipg, bashar al-assad and territory circumstances. they commit crimes against humanity. we went to syria because they invited us. if someone kills 380,000 people, are you obliged to accept their invitation. in the same peach, recep tayyip erdogan expressed remorse. let's listen to what he had to
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sa. >> the incident saddened us. we never would have wanted it to happen. they were visits from guests. guests only go to a place they were invited. we hoped it is not raped. we were never on the side of pain and suffering. >> a gunman's killed a pro-kurdish lawyer accused of supporting turkish. he has shot making a press statement. police officers fired at the attacker. >> they were saying that the p.k.k. is not a terrorist organization. seven metres in prison. tens of thousands gathered at a stadium in the capital city.
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the pontiff arrived in uganda for the second stage of the tour. earlier he celebrated mass at a shrine. gay rights activists urged pope francis to address the issue of homophobia. uganda has one of the fastest population, many want smaller families, for catholics, there's a dilemma. alcome webb has this report. >> translation: many of the women here have recently given birth and were referred to family planning clinics. if they promised previous generations, they'll have more than six children. this woman has eight. she comes because she doesn't have any more. >> translation: my husband does not have a job. i have no way to earn money.
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we struggle to afford the needs of children. even a place to live. she and her husband agreed to undergo sterilisation. people who come to the health center get free condoms, pills and injections. the women waiting to go in, implants and sterilisation procedures. a third of women in uganda and their partners are using contraception but the catholic church says all methods are controversial. the official teaching is people should use natural methods. but failure rates are high. this man worked there and defends natural comply section. -- natural contraception.
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>> it's more complicated, demanding attention, care and knowledge of the body. it is much more respectful of, indeed, the gift of life. >> reporter: there's always life on the streets of the capital. there's always plans to slow the booming population. access to family planning is crucial. if that doesn't happen, they say future generations could be trapped in poverty. >> for the population to support us, they have to be healthy, skilled and they have to be sufficiently educated. if the population grows, then those conditions cannot be met. >> rose struggles. for her children and many more. opting for sterilisation was a tough decision. traditionally people favour big families.
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she is one of uganda's 14 million catholics. she comes to this church for many weeks. his faith means a lot. she had to reject what the church says about family planning, and she can't cope with more mouths to feed. kenya's ministry of the interior says it arrested two men on espionage, they reportedly travelled to iran. investigators believe the men may have been plotting attacks in the country. >> coming up. harsh winter conditions fail to stem the flow of refugees fleeing to europe. plus... >> president obama heads to paris with a plan to cut carbon emissions. not everyone at home is on board. i'm coomy in west virginia, where -- kristen saloomey in
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west virginia, where there is strong opposition.
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>> we always have strikes. people should never be alarmed. >> what started as a peaceful protest... >> police seem to stick to the self-defense story. >> became a horrific moment in south african history. >> i don't think any organization in this country could ever anticipate this type
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of violence. >> what really happened that tragic day. >> it is the time to point a finger at those whose fingers pulled the trigger. welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. top stories. groups fighting the syrian government seized several villages in the province of aleppo. they claimed to have killed 40 soldiers. it's inflicted major losses on government forces there. the turkish president quoted the sadness over the turkish border. tens of thousands gathered to
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save it. earlier he celebrated mass. the shrine honoured a group, for refusing to renounce their fate gay right activists urged the pope to address the issue of homophobia. frank is an advocate and director of sexual minorities uganda. they are hoping to here from the pontiff. >> the fight is the difficult to win. if we say something about reconciliation. we did ask for a meeting for a message co come to the garden of love. we want that message to come from the pope.
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that would encourage you behind jans and start a conversation of tolerance. >> the leader of the coptic church is in israel. the pope has been attending a bishop's funeral. his predecessor banned cops travelling to israel in fro test of the occupation of east jerusalem. stephanie dekker is there with the latest on the visit. >> the coptic church is keen to stress this is an extraordinary visit because the two men were friends of the this was a personal friend of the archbishop. they went to university, and the position that the archbishop held in the holy land, passing away on wednesday. this is why he's here, leading the funeral. the church says that he mr not be visiting religious places here, and would be finishing the
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funeral and returning to egypt. they know the sensitivity of the issue, that's the message. it has not changed from when he said 1979 and israel signed the reports, that they should enter jerusalem together. that is still the case. they do not want it seen as a change in policy. an extraordinary visit saudi-led coalition air strikes targeted boats to yemen. they were hit in a port. this is the first time the coalition carried out strikes against alleged smugglers. we have more. >> translation: the saudi-led coalition carried out eight raids in the province, targetting a number of boats
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carrying arms, ammunition and fuel. the smugglers are alleged to be indian and aish sailors. the operation carried out in the port. part of a long coastal strip. the yemeni army has not been able to maintain security. it doesn't have marine capabilities. also, about 12km away, where all facilities are. it's an area where the houthi rebels alongside fighters had been trying to control from the start of the conflict. there are supports that they fight along with the houthi rebels along with the border. the pro-government forces said they have fighters. >> gunman shot four police men.
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most attackers on a fire. no one claimed responsibility. >> abdul survived the attack. his driver was killed. no group claimed responsibility. >> the family members of a syrian boy triggered an outcry. >> alan kurdi, the aunt, approved the application. it was rejected. canada plans to accept 25,000 refugees, but says it will take longer it bring theme in than originally planned. scores of refugees arrived on the greek island.
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more than 650,000 migrants and refugees, crossing the sea from turkey. the army erected a fence. it's a popular review. the barrier was similar to the one erected by the hungarians to keep out asylum seekers the u.s. president obama is heading to the climate summit with a plan in face. reducing carbon emissions. back home, his plan is facing legal changes by more than half of the states. where they are leading the charge to have it overturned. >> the machines that make and service the coal mining
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equipment is quiet. the company down to a four day working week. the co-owner laid off two-thirds of the workforce. >> we used to do 30 in a year. i can see we were busy. >> reporter: he blames competition from natural gas and the clean powerplay, federal regulations to reduce emissions. >> when you take an axe to a problem, rather than a small pairing nice you tend to hurt segments of the society. >> mining is deep routes on display. at a museum replicating the camp. >> miners lead tourists that a mine. >> he says goal companies are not only making and hiring less,
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they are paying less in taxes. that means less money to local schools. >> they are trying to affect bread and butter. west virginia gets 95% of power. they are leading the fight against president obama. west virginia is alone. 27 states in total. experts say the united states can't reach its goal. releasing standards. >> it is the single most important piece of climate change that e.p.a. promulgated. it seeks to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. democrats asked the president to
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do more to promote carbon capture technology, allowing for reductions in greenhouse gas, while sill using goal. to preserve their way of life, and the planet for future generations. >> it's all about the climate summit in paris, as of monday. indonesia will ask the world to destroy the forest. first destroyed 1.7 billion tonnes of carbon. it made it the fourth biggest greenhouse gas emitter. we sat with the indonesian
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president. >> reporter: fire in large parts of indonesia during the dry season, a disaster for the environment and millions of people who have to breathe toxic air for months. after international criticism over the fire, the president joko widodo decided to travel to paris to ask for help. >> translation: it was very difficult for us, because this year we face el nino, which made everything dry and hot. so the fire is travelling very fast. it goes into the peatland forest, it can burn. we had 29 planes and helicopter trying to douse the fires. they didn't have an effect al jazeera found on the ground that a lot of fires was caused by palm oil companies and paper and pulp companies. what will you do about the companies? will you do law enforcement. are will will you punish them. >> there are 11 companies investigated. two are already declared suspect. 286 people are being investigated. 60 are suspects. low enforcement is important.
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it is importants. but restoring peat land also. >> there's a lot of mess, corruption and mismanagement in the forest. what will you do about that? >> what we will do is have one licence. if we give a licence company, it will be clear who is responsible. responsible. c it should be clear. there should not be any. . >> we will reveal the old licences. in conservation, we will take the licence. >> this year's fire cost
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indonesia more than 30 billion usd. it is hoped to contribute to indonesia's climate change fund. >> we have to have the same commitment, especially the large industrialized countries, who have a huge area. and the deflecting companies have to be given money to improve their environment. if no one cares about this, we cannot succeed. >> joko widodo did not make clear how much money indonesia needs. but with another year, many are skeptical the country will be ready to prevent a disaster a company will be sued for the damn burst that triggered a mud slide dump, toxic waste
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the leftof support for donald trump has dropped by 12 points in less than a week. that dip follows a series of controversial comments. it is the billionaires biggest drop since july. in guatemala. cases of sexual abaups against a minor reports at a rate of one every hour. the country has the second highest rate of murder. david mercer with more. >> behind a steel door, a safe chouse for young victims of violence. all of the girls here have been sexually assaulted. some as young as 12. some have babies of their own. we can't show their faces and
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with the help of trusted psychologists are the girls able to talk about their past. >> it's hard to hear the stories, they arrive with no self-esteem and behavioural problems. many are depressed with suicidal thoughts. they have lost their childhood because of this abuse. >> guatemala is one of the world's violent countries, a reality that young people cannot escape. every hour a child in guatemala is beaten and rape. 15 disappear. many turn up dead. some horribly disfigured. brutal acts in the country's history. the challenge is to strengthen institutions and reinforce the rule of law.
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>> reporter: authorities tried to stop violence against women. a focussed approach leads to more arrests. more needs to be done. >> translation: we should not tolerate these things. we need to show congress that stricter laws are needed that we can protect kids and whoever hurts a child will go to gaol. >> u.n.i.c.e.f.'s child protection specialist believes guatemala has reached a crisis points. but it could make children's rights a priority, with help from the international community. >> international pressure could help the government. every day life normalized this. we need people from the outside to show that it's not normal. that children are murdered and sexually abused. >> guatemala's attorney-general now wants to create specialized
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