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only on al jazeera america. ♪ >> at least 44 people are killed at a mascot in syria as russia carries out air strooikdz across islib province. >> i am lauren taylor, live from london. also coming up: stemming the flow. european leaders gather to thrash out a deal to pay turkey to stop refugees entering the e. u. >> people around the world demand action ahead of the crucial climate summit, shoes take the place of protesters in paris. >> voters line up to cast ballots in the first elections
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after a year of political turmoil. millions of butterflies prepare to make their annual migration from canada to mexico, we find out what's causing their numbers to fall. hello. russia is being blamed for an airstrike that killed 44 people at a busy marketplace in northern syria. russian war plains are believed to be behind the attack, one of the destliest incidents since moscow began its campaign two months ago. the market attack happened in idlib province. here is the latest. >> reporter: the airstrike on rebel-held idlib province, dozens more syrians are dead. poorly equipped makeshift hospitals, these images have become part of life in any rebel-held area since the russian airstrikes began. opposition fighters accuse russia of carrying out this
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attack as well. the syrian government and russia have maintained their target what they called terrorists. activists say hundreds of civilians including children have been killed in recent weeks of intention bombardment by russian jets in the syrian air force. >> the town of riha is important for being close to the turkish border and an entry point to idlib province. it was the last city the government lost to rebels when they took over in may. syrian officials say it was captured by the armed group al nusra front. bashar al assad insist he is vital to the fights against groups like i see ill. the foreign minister and his counterpart have called for assad to step down. >> today, the syrian people have a number of priorities. number 1 is bashar al-assad must
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leave. the second is to uproot terrorism. we must take these martyrs into consideration of pondering on a diplomatic solution. >> the government insists there is no future for bashar al-assad in the future of syria. the italian government says there is the prospect of bashar al-assad but he is not part of a future syria. >> while political solution appears to be limited to discussions, on the ground, the assad government is finding it hard to retain control of areas it retook from opposition fighters in latakia. on the offensive again. it's air supreme cour-- air sup match for those who want to get rid of bash arrest al-assad. >> adam hussein sent this update. >> reporter: the timing of the raid was the early hours of the morning when the marketplace was very busy.
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it was hit by two miss ills in one raid separated by 50 meters. it has left huge construction and a large number of people were killed and injured. it has been under the opposition control since may and there is no presence of assis at all by the russian ministry. russian raids have intention raids on many fronts like these areas which are heavily populated housing all of those displaced from aleppo. the peel here are outraged by the russian strikes because they target civilian areas. the airstrike did not target positions belong okay to daesh. most were civilian. >> civilians continue to flee the war in syria. turkey's prime minister has joined eu leaders for a controversial summit in brussels aimed at buying turkey's help to
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stop refugees crossing into the european union. 700 ,000 people were meed the journey fromtie across the sea into greece. now, the eu is offering to pay turkey $32,000,000,000 for it to seal its border with agrees greece to stop or flslow the fl of refugees. the turkish government is, turks traveling to the eu. >> could happen by october next year it wants a resumption. is to hold sum missed twice a year with the bloc. germany has been pushing for the deal as more than 950,000 refugees have entered the country this year, arriving for talks in brussels, angela murkel said turkey had a right to ask for help from the eu. >> one main part of this eu/turkey action plan will be how we can replace illegal
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migration by legal migration and improve the situation of refugees within turkey. turkey is hosting over 2 million refugees and has received little international support. they have the right to expect the european union and member states to help with mastering this task. this means refugees will have better living conditions such as the right to work and the penaling union's financial support for schooling how close are they to reaching a deal. >> reporter: it's not going to be easy for everyone to get what they want out of these talks. angela merkel referring to the main aim leaders like her which is drastically reducing the flow of refugees and migrants into the mean union yun. the president in the last few hours has said that what they are expecting is, quote, an immediate and substantial
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reduction in the number of my grantsz arriving in europe. they know that's not going to happen without the help of turkey from where many people from places like syria travel on to grease and further through the balkans to places like the macedonia border and those scenes that we have seen of desperation as countries start to strengthen their own frontiers for turkey, what they will get out of it, apart from that $32,000,000,000 is, as you are referring to, perhaps visa travel, visa-free travel within the the eu in the near term. but longer term, the turkey prime minister has cleared stated in the last two hours that he really sees something happening in terms of turkey restarting talks to join the bloc. >> we are a european nation. the rest of our continent
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belongs to us, to all of you. for the future of european continent continents,tie is willing to do everything -- turkey is willing to do everything not just to respond to the refugee crisis but the issues, regarding the future of our continent. we want to be a member of the european family add and as a family member i can assure you turkey will be contributing to these success in europe. >> how likely is it to get that wish? i think it's fairly likely that in fact, the money being offered to turkey will beforthcoming although it's not clear it will be individual governments or funds that will be paying for the increased facilities in turkey and, if you like,
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suiteners for turkey to do more to allow people from syria to work and to send their children to school in turkey, itself. on joining the eu or holding real talks which actually bear fruit, i think there are many people who are skeptical here because one of the conditions that comes along with that is that it gets serious about human rights and if he had reek a, the eu foreign affairs chief has been stressing that there will have to be progress on that front really, really hard to tell, talk about a time frame. it will be brought up today. the european leaders know they need turkey's help, but they are not going to be at this stage
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people have been marching to demand action on the environment before the climate change conference in paris. more than 10,000 pairs of shoes have been used to represent the ab sense demonstrated for benefitting from marching after recent attacks. riot police fired smoke canister. around 100 people were arrested. nick clark joins us live in paris. a type lit corroded event. >> a huge amount of security going on right now. not least because all of these world leaders pitching up tomorrow. they normally come at the end of these conferences but now in a bid to build momentum, they are
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all arriving at the start. we've got likes of obama and modi, putin, merkel. they are all going to be here. security is intent and will be ahead of that. taking place and you can see a bussel of peoptle of people thea lot more when thousands will be here and journalists, looking the at 3,000 across the fortnight but tomorrow, there is going to be 6,000. incredible effort in this to get this elusive climate deal organized. >> final preparations are made. finishing touches are applied. a tradition of the world of 2k34r0e78acy, the corner of france becomes u.n. territory for the duration of the conference. it is indicative of just how anticipated this event is when the u.n. climate chief is pursued by the media throng for going on a tour of the site.
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well, then, what can we expect? >> what is being finalized here in paris over the next two weeks is none other than the second legally binding instrument under the convention that will then go in to effect in 2020 once we are through with the kyoto protocol. >> many are asking to what extent can it be legally binding? there are no end of obstacles in the way. word leaders coming at the beginning of the conference rather than at the ends, normal procedure to build much needed momentum. lima, warsaw, copenhaguen and denmark, previously xlooiment sum missed as a roll call of inaction and little progress. >> no time to lose. from wildfires to cyclones, the effects of extreme weather are evident. occasions are warming. seas are rising. the target to stop temperatures
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from rising. jim hansen is a former nasa scientist warning of the dangers of climate change since the 1980s. >> what it appears to, where it appears to be headed. with no real global reductions our children and grandchildren will inherit at situation that is out of their control. the ocean will keep getting warmer. ice sheets will begin to melt faster and faster. and our coastal cities will be doomed. >> nearly every country at the negotiations has put forward proposals on how they plan to keep emissions down. trouble is, they are not enough. >> the commitments are something like three degrees warming over pre-industrial times. to give a sense of perspective, right now, we are at 1 degree. at 1 degree, we are seeing the
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hottest year ever. last year was the hottest year ever. next year will be very hot. record storms, droughts, heat waves and other freak weather events scientists tell us all about climate change. >> nick, compared with previous conferences of this sort, are they in a better position to achieve real gains or not? i would say they are probably are. when you talk about previous conferences, the specter of copenhaguen, 2009 hangs over this conference in a very big way because there is so much expectation here, and there was so much then. but it failed dismally. that's why world leaders have been brought to the beginning of this conference to try and inject that momentum. if you listen to what was said
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in my film there, she said this conference is all about finalizing a legally binding paris agreement. when she was pushed on that, thshe said she made up a new word, finalizing the legally binding mess of a new agreement. the former chief negotiator for the fiphilippines knows all abo these negition and he says it will go right down to the wire and in the end, there will be an agreement, he thinks, but it will be weak. >> okay, nick clark, thank you very much indeed. >> still to come, heavy fighting in yemen's divided city of taiz forces more than 30 hospitals to close leaving civilians at' even greater risk. building barriers to unity, we examine the impact of israel's separation barrier in the occupied west bank.
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>> hello again. reminder the top stories here on al jazeera. russia is being blamed for an airstrike that has killed at least 44 people at a busy marketplace in northern syria. turkey's prime minister has joined the eu leaders for a controversial summit in brussels, offering $32,000,000,000 to seal the country's border with greece to stop or slow the flow of refugees. riot police fired smoke canisters at activists who defied a ban to hold a demonstration ahead of the climate change summit. rallies were cancelled for
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security reasons following the november 13th attacks on the city. in yemen, the saudi-led coalition has hit sanai. special forces camp and weapons depo were targeted. areas around the presidential pallats were hit. huge explosions could be heard across the capitol. >> further south, heavy fighting in the yemen city of taiz forced more than 30 hospitals and medical facilities to close. doctors warn they also face an acute shortage of supplies. gerald tan reports on the battle of the city and the impact. a warning some of the images in his report are disturbing. >> reporter: the fiercest of battles for taiz. witnesses tell al jazeera they have not experienced such heavy fighting before houthis have surrounded the city since march
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trying to break the hold. over the weekend, the coalition intensified aerial raids and destroyed a number of target did and killed houthi reynolds trying to infiltrate residential areas. lives lost but not just those engaged in fighting. this child tries to recount what happened to him. he and his friends were gathered around when they were hit. some friends died. many are critically wounded. hospitals and medical facilities it overwhelmed. more than 30 have been forced to shut down, a doctor says only six remain in operation. >> taiz hospitals are packed with the injure. facing be acute shortage of medical supplies and lack sufficient facilities. en as we speak, a massacre is employing carried out by the malitias on the western front. >> humanitarian situation in taiz is getting worse by the
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day. many homes are without power. food and water are scarce and supplies can't get in. taiz has long been regarded as yemen's cultural capitol much as fighting esclates, there is a fear among residents their children are growing up exposed to only to a culture of weapons. gerald tan action al jazeera. >> france visited his first conflict zone in africa on his final leg of the tour. he visited a refugee camp which houses some 4,000 internally displaced people. nearly a million have been forced from their homes after more than two years of violence between chin militia and muss let me rebels. the pope told the residents to work, pray and do everything for peace. because we are all brothers, i would like it very much if we all said together we are all
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brothers. and these are live pictures from the cathedral in central repuckblic where the pope is holding mass. he has been urging warring sides to lay down their weapons voting drawing to a close where people are choosing their first new president in three decades as well as a new parliament election follows a year of political turmoil after an up riding topelled al leader. more from the capitol. >> casting ballots in what is being called the elections. crowds of voters lined up at polling stations from daybreak patiented waiting to vote. 5 and a half million people have registered in more than 17,000 polling stations. for the first time in 50 years, no one can predict who the winner will be 14 candidates are
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running for the presidency. one of the frontrunners: >> this is an important election for our country. this is the first time in nearly 50 years our people will have a civilian president. i call on people to come out and vote. >> the election marks the end of the transition period of the removal from office last year. he stepped down after a upon lar uprising delayed by a fail coup led by members of the elite presidential guard they have been marked by low turnout. many did not feel the need to
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vote. one of them. >> we did everything in the past that the vote can change anything here we grow up and we had the same president. we are voting and voting and talking about people and i think things don't change. >> the regional comic block monitoring the polls. voting, if things go the way they are, it looks to be a free and fair protest. >> execute has been tightened with more than 25,000 soldiers employed beside the country. a winning candidate needs more than 50% of the vote 15 days after the first round results many here hope they will have a president from the first round.
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the last known ebola patient has left hospital putting the country on track to be declared free of the virus. the outbreak killed more than 11,000 people across west africa since it began in 2014. if no new cases are reported in the next 42 days, it will be become the last affected country after liberia and sierra leone. turkey recovered the body of a russian pilot who is is plane was shot down on tuesday. saying russia violated its airspace. palestinian man has been shot dead by israeli forces after carrying out a stabbing attack in east jerusalem. sunday marks u.n. solidarity day
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as palestinians seek to establish a viable state. the facts on the ground are making the possibility less likely stefanie dekker reports, work is already underway. palestinians submitted an appeal to the high court to try to stop the wall being built through bethlehem. it's been a long battles. >> this is the only remaining space to jerusalem. it is green. it is agricultural. it is owned and the serious problem that this land is owned and has its papers 58 christian families live there plus the brothers who have 700 dinos
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where they produce wine. >> they have started building the wall over there in palestinian's fear once its complete cogfiscating large parts of what is seen as the last green area of bethlehem. there are two legal israeli settlement on that hill. palestinians are convinced this move is all about a land grab. but israel says the separation wall is needed for security reasons. there is a mon industry hear nunnery and a school for girls. the iezzoi high court has ruled the amo monestary is not. but it's not clear what path this wall will take. prayers have been taking place in protests every week. it seems these may go unanswered. we are told there is a wider religious implication if this wall is completed. >> bethlehem is the twin city of
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jerusalem. in bethlehem, the moment. nativity and the church of the nativity is in bethed lee hem and the church of the holy suplecre, so the path is breached. >> the delegation has been to the vatican to discuss this with the pope but the facts on the ground are changing if this wall ends up cutting across them land, it's described to us by people here as the last nail in the cross of bethlehem. stefanie dekker, al jazeera, bethlehem in the occupied west bank. numbers are dwindling thanks to farming and logging and farm chemicals. >> a sanctuary after thousands of kilometers, these butterflies are flown from the cold winter to the warm temperatures of
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mexico think crossed fromcapped to here we are taking care of them so that this continues. we keep protecting their areas here in the sierra chinqua. >> in the last 20 years, numbers are gone down. in 1996, 1 billion made the flight to mexico. last year, there were around 35 million. it's been blamed on illegal tree cutting and pesticides and climate change. large areas of milk we'd plants have been destroyed. mexico, the u.s. and canada have planted more trees and tightened more controls. >> it is our responsibility to take care of these places. there are very few. two or three maybe. it's amaze to go see these butterflies arrive angel environ
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mentalits hope this will be more monarch butterflies and more tourists. rob mathson, al jazeera. >> a quick reminder. keep up-to-date with all of the stories we are covering and the sport by checking into into our website. aljazeera.com. the chance to shine. but will the men - and women of japan take up the challenge to change. i'm steve chao, on this episode of 101 east we investigate if japan's can be bridge its gender gap.

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