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russia is blamed for an air strike which killed at least 44 people in a crowded marketplace in syria hello, i'm barb barbara sara, you are washing al jazeera from london turkey - cash and closer ties in return for help with the refugee crisis flashes in paris as worldwide demonstrations take place over climate change.
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[ cheering ] a message of forgiveness and reconciliation, the pope opens bangui's door in the central african republic russia is being blamed for an air strike in syria. the marketplace is in the town in idlib province. hashem ahelbarra reports from the turkish-syrian border. >> reporter: this man is lucky to have survived. in another air strike in rebel held idlib, dozens of syrians are dead. in poorly equipped make ship hospitals, medics struggle to deal with the high number of
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casualties. these images are part of life in rebel held areas, since the russian air strikes began. opposition fighters accuse russia of carrying out the attacks. syria and russia are targetting what they say are terrorists. hundreds of people have been killed. the town 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. and despite losing control of most of the country, president bashar al-assad and his allies insist he is vital to the fight
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against groups like i.s.i.l. the syrian opposition, along with their western and gulf allies don't agree. >> today the syrian people have a number of priorities, number one, bashar al-assad must leave, the second is to uproot terrorism. we must take the matters into consideration while pondering on a diplomatic solution while the political solution brs to be limited -- appears to be limited to discussion, on the ground the bashar al-assad government is trying hard to regain control of areas taken from opposition fighters. its air superiority by russian air strikes is not match for those that want to get rid of bashar al-assad. >> the latest escalation.
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fighting will continue, more will die al jazeera's correspondent is there, where he says is not a place i.s.i.l. is active. >> translation: the timing of the raid was early hours of the morning. the marketplace was busy. it was hit by two missiles. it left huge destruction and a large number of people were killed and injured. it has been under the opposition control since may. and there's no presence of i.s.i.l. in this area as alleged by the russian military. russian raids fired on syria on many fronts, heavily populated
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areas. the people here, civil defense and medical staff are outraged by the russian strikes. they target civilian areas. they targeted positions not belonging to other opposition groups. most of the targets were civilians iraqi officials discovered three mass graves containing 113 bodies of members of the minority yazidi community. one of the graves in the northern town of sinjar was found booby-trapped with explosives. kurdish fighters backed by the air strikes reclaimed the town earlier this month. turkey could be a step closer to joining the e.u., after striking a deal in brussels with leaders. the main aim of the controversial summit was buying turkey's help to stop refugees
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crossing into the european union. the e.u. agreed to pay turkey 3.2 million to seal the border to scale per or slow the flow of refugees. the turkish prime minister negotiated a possible speed up of visa free travel for his citizens, if certain conditions are met. the summit was described as a success, saying it would re-energise a bid to join the irsh. the plan means the country will be involved in two e.u.-turkey summits a year. >> now, together with e.u., we decided to have a mechanism, a joint action plan together, how to deal with the crisis. how to prevent waves of refugees, how to manage the existing refugee crisis and how to work together. the $3 billion euro is not given
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to turkey. it's given to syrian refugees, and it is the main philosophy here is sharing. and also resettlement and other practical issues will be consulted. turkey is ready to cooperate with every country, and with e.u. in general the president of the european council explained that in exchange for turkey's help, discussion on the passage to membership of the e.u. would be opened up. >> let me state we do not expect anyone to guard the border for us. that can and should only be done by europeans. we expect a major step to changing the rules of the game when it comes to stemming the migration flow that is coming via turkey. our agreement sets out a clear
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plan for the timely re-establishment of all from our frontier. we'll step up our assistance to syrian refugees in turkey through a new facility of 3 billion euros. we agreed that we need to be re-energised. >> turkey recovered the body of a russian pilot killed after his war plane was shot down on tuesday. turkey insists it's f-16 only took down the plane after russian pilots ignored warnings as it entered the air space from syria. the country's prime minister said an orthodox service was conducted before the body was flown to russia on the eve of the cop 21
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talks. tens of thousands of protesters organized marches and demonstrations to demand a deal. in paris more than 200 were arrested and police used tear gas to break up a gathering which had been banned under emergency laws. elsewhere demonstrations were noisy but peace: >> reporter: as global leaders gather and negotiations get under way, there has been a show of expectation from the streets of europe. london saw the biggest single gathering, more than 50,000 brightening a grey and windy day with colourful costumes and unified demand. >> we need to danger. >> there's a lot of big business. it comes to a point when you have to do something. >> reporter: also was a fashion
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designer vivien westwood, emma thompson, and peter gabriel. >> politicians are becoming aware that a lot of people of the planet are worried about the issue >> reporter: there are animal son reservation -- conservation charities, individuals, animals too. the message is clear - do a deal, and do one that will last. the atmosphere in paris began peacefully. 10,000 people placed pairs of shoes in the place de la republique.
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later the mood turned violent. police fired tear gas at those that threw glass bottles and projectiles. over 100 arrests were made. demonstrations convened outside parliament. many expressing solidarity. >> there's colleagues in paris we can walk on their behalf. today is a day where we send a clear message there were similar gatherings across europe. in madrid, 20,000 took to the streets, with smaller gatherings in barcelona. more than 10,000 people congregated in berlin, with ambition climate targets demonstrated. in brussels, there was a bypassing of large gathering by a spreading out of a large chain with over 2,000 protesters, the
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call is clear, it's up to leaders and negotiators to make ambitions a reality. >> well, the process of reaching an agreement on climate change is challenging. nick clark sent this report from paris final preparations are made. finishing touches applied. in a bizarre tradition of the world of diplomacy, this little corner of france becomes u.n. territory for the duration of the conference. it's indicative of how anticipatory this event is, when the media goes on a tour of the site. >> what is being finalised in paris is none other than the second legally binding instrument under the convention that will then go in effect in 2020, wednesday we are through with the kyoto protocol.
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>> reporter: many are asking how binding can an agreement be. this time world leaders are coming at the beginning of the conference, rather than the end. lima, warsaw, canadian open in denmark. the climate summit's trip off the sun. >> and all the science says there's no time to lose. from wildfires to cyclones, the effects of extreme whether are evident. the target is to stop temperatures increasing beyond 2 degrees. beyond that the effects could be globally catastrophic. beyond that this scientist warned of global warming. >> if it all amounts to what it appears to, where it appears to be headed, with no real global
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reductions, then our children and grandchildren will inherit a situation out of their drol. the ocean will keep getting warmer, ice sheets will melt faster and faster and our coastal cities will be doomed. >> reporter: nearly every count put forward proposals to keep emissions down. trouble is they are not enough. >> the commitments leave us with 3 degrees warming over preindustrial times. right now we are at 1 degree. and we are seeing the hottest year ever. last year was the hottest year ever. next year will be hot. we are seeing record storms droughts, heatwave and other events that scientists tell us is all about climate change. >> the debate will be hard and furious in the search for a
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united front against climate change you're watching al jazeera. still to come - voters in burkina faso await the results of the first election after a year of political dur mile. -- turmoil plus, why this is peru's wall of shame. hame. can hear them. >> getting the story first-hand. >> they have travelled for weeks, sometimes months. >> what's your message then? >> we need help now. >> you're watching al jazeera america.
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welcome back, here is a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. russia is being blamed for an air strike that killed 44 people
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at a busy marketplace in northern syria turkey's prime minister secured a $3.2 billion deal with leaders to seal the border with greece, to stop the flow of refugees. riot police fired smoke cannisters at activists who defied a ban to hold demonstrations in paris ahead of a climate change summit. half a million took part in marches as protesters urged politicians ballots are being counted in burkina faso. where people voted for the first new president in three decades. and a new parliament. it follows a year of political turmoil after a popular uprising toppled a leader. our correspondent has more from the capital wagah due go -- ouagadougo. >> reporter: voters in burkina
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faso cast ballots in what has been called the first truly democratic elections. crowds of voters lined up at daybreak. 5.5 million people registered in 17,000 polling stations. and for the first time in 50 years, no one can predict who the winner will be. 14 candidates are running for the presidency. >> this is one of the frontrunners. roch marc christian kabore. >> this is an important election for the country, the first time in 50 years our people will have a civilian president. a call on people to come out and vote. >> the election marks the end of the period of blue jays's removal. he was one of the longest surging presidents. the vote was to have been held last month, and was delayed by a coup in september. led by members of the elite
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presidential guard. with blaise compaore dominating politics for the past three decades, past elections have been marred by low voter turn out and apathy, many did not see the need to vote. but today many are voting for the first time in their lives. >> 30-year-old is one of them. >> if we did anything in the past, we can do anything. we go up and we had the same president. we are voting and voting, talking about people. things don't change. >> the economic block monitors the polls. so are hundreds of african union and local observers. >> translation: voting has moved. if things go the way they are, it looks to be a free and fair protest. >> reporter: security has been
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tightened with more than 25,000 voters deployed across the country. a leading candidate needs 55% of the vote. many hope they'll have a president from the first round there have been nationwide demonstrations in moldova, with protesters demanding the right to elected their president democratically. thousands turned out, calling for better governance. anti-government rallies have been held since september. protesting a billion banking fraud causing the currency to crumble and inflation to rise. >> israeli forces shot dead a palestinian teenager during protests in jurisdiction. earlier a palestinian man was killed by israeli forces after
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allegedly trying to stab a policeman in jerusalem. in a second incident an israeli teenager stabbed and wounded a woman at a bus station. 124 israeli have been killed. the european union is suspended a role, labelling settlement issues. the e.u. issued guidelines for products meet in israeli settlements in the occupied west bank. agricultural produce and cosmetics must have clear labels showing their place of origin to yemen, where the saudi-led coalition hit the rebel held capital sanaa. in some of the heaviest strikes, a special forces camp and weapons depot was targeted.
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further south. heavy fighting has forced more than 30 hospitals and met call facilities to close. we have a report on the battle for the city and impact on civilians. some images are disturbing. >> reporter: the fiercest battle for tiaz. witnesses tell al jazeera, they have not experienced such heavy fighting before. the houthis and the elite republican guard loyal to deposed president ali abdullah saleh surrounded the city since march but pro government supporters are trying to break the hold. over the weekend destroyed a number of targets and killed houthi rebels trying to infiltrate residential areas.
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lives lost, not just those engaged in fighting. this child tries to recount what happened to him hours earlier. he and friends were gathered around a water delivery truck when hit by houthi shell. some of his friends died. hospitals and medical facilities are overwhelmed. more than 30 forced to shut down. a doctor says six remain in operation. >> translation: tiaz hospitals are facing acute shortages, as we speak, a massacre has been carried out by militias from the western front. >> the humanitarian situation in tiaz is getting worse by the day. many homes are without power. food and water is scarce. supplies can't get in . tiaz is regarded as the cultural capital. as fighting escalates, there's a fear their children are growing
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up exposed only as a culture of weapons the pope has called for warring sides at central african republic to lay down weapons. he made the plea during a mass as the conflict between christian and muslim fighters reached three years. the pope's visit says car is the first to a war-torn country. they arrived to the heaviest security seen on the trips. >> reporter: the cathedral in the central african republic's capital bangui was attacked. 15 killed had sought refuge. sunday pope francis preached rickon silliation here to all those that make unjust use of the weapons of the world i make this appeal - lay down with the weapons of war.
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arm yourself with righteousness, love and mercy, guaranteures of peace. pope francis performed the ritual of opening the door of a jubilee year of mercy 10 days earlier on scheduled. religious matters are not the source of conflict. that lies in regimes supported by former colonial power, france, a plundering of resources and regional proxy wars. >> religion has been exploited by enemies of a settlement, about 80% of the country is christian, 15% muslim. and 5% amayst. despite the warnings, the pope hopes to visit a mosque on monday. >> he believes going to the periphery, is the way forward for peace for the country. >> some 450,000 have been
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displaced. pope francis they speck in the primary language. >> translation: we are all brothers. another first for the vatican lima has been dividing neighbours for decades. it's a way to separate poor areas from the rich. mariana reports from lima. >> reporter: it's 10km long. on one side a rich neighbourhood. one of the poorest areas of lima. it is among the highest in latin america. nowhere is it more clear than here. they have been watching the world built over the last
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30 years. >> the wall has been built so there's no crossing to the other side. >> over the yeerps, safety and -- years, safety and security justified the walls existence. tens of thousands took over public and private properties. like many here, this man and his family are living here, but on land that is belonging to the rich side. >> on the other side is sewerage. for many of those service, we don't have property titles. the resident says they cannot commit. >> translation: there are walls everywhere in the city. it's not discriminatory when we divide neighbours. it is drip gnatry when it
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divides us. >> 30% of residents have been a vic them of crime. maybe built barriers. we are a kilometre downhill from wall of shame. people are living in gated communities because of insecurity. >> reporter: many of peruvians live in gated conditions. crime is high. >> lima is one of the most insecure cities because of crime. the elite and pore enclose themselves with walls. >> reporter: the government says it's taking action, increasing police presence, and better training for the officers. back at home, they understand how some may see the world as discriminatory. it's not as important for him, for him it's about having safety for his family. so much so that his wife has to
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stay home to protect what little they own. rather than going to work to learn a living more on the website. the address on the screens now, tonight, free speech is the bedrock of a free society, are there limits, would enforcing limits threaten our freedom. in our panel. should schoolkids be trained to fight back against gunmen, and my final thought on how saudi arabia is missing an opportunity to separate itself from i.s.i.l. i'm ali velshi, this is "third rail". af


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