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>> franciraq insists it can battle isil without foreign help. and it is good to have your company. this is david foster with al jazeera live from london. also in the next 30 minutes. taking security in their own hands the vigilante groups operating in burundi in an al jazeera exclusive. progress in the submi summit in paris with a binding agreement that could lead to binding carbon emissions.
some say their government is not listening to their calls for change. the presence of turkish troops now in the country is violating international law. president talking about soldiers near the city of mosul, a city held by fighters from the islamic state in iraq and the levant. he said that the troops violate iraq's sovereignty. but his country prime minister said that his country's forces are able to push isil fighters out alone. there is increasing scrutiny about the way the forces are doing so. we have more from you are bill. >> troops keep watch on isil positions. they've had recent success in
the northern iraqi town of sinjar. now they're hopeful to defeat the armed group in other parts of the country with help from their allies. >> until now the international coalition has been using airstrikes as a former officer you need troops on the ground. >> but prime minister hyder al abadi disagrees. he reaffirmed that iraq has no need of foreign ground troops. we did not ask innutrient to send any ground troops. we'll consider any such troops to be an act of aggression. they're concerned about iraqi army's increase human rights violations. it goes on to say that reports indicate that iraqi security forces kurdish security forces and their respected affiliated militias have been responsible for looting and destruction of property belonging to the sunni
arab communities. one of those groups accused of abuses are popular mobilization forces. they're part of the iraqi army. president obama said he won't authorize airstrikes is to support them. it all goes back to the 2003 invasion and occupation of iraq. that's when american diplomat paul bremer was sent by president bush where he made decisions that many say contributed to isil in iraq. >> i did not destroy or disband the iraqi army. there was not a single unity standing to arms on apri april 17th as the general has testified himself. the question wasn't to disband.
that was a mistake. we should never have used that verb. the question was should we recall the army. >> the only debate now is whether ground troops are needed. in the fight against isil. that debate is still raging. >> iraq is a sovereign incident state. when iraq needs any help from any neighboring country or u.s. or russia, the government of iraq, which is an elected government should ask to help in ending the particular way that we need it.
the turkish incursion, militant incursion through the borders internationally recognized border is said to be a flagrant coordination of international law. the act of aggression, and without any prior knowledge or consent by the government of iraq. >> stand off continues. the russian jet which the turkish government said entered their air space. vessels are said to be prevented from leaving the sport.
russia would not allow a turkish ship to enter its port. >> there are inspecting four russian cargo vessels. officials say they're merely exercising their right to do this. normally they don't go to such helpings as delaying vessels from leaving the port or preventing them from leaving the port. the suggestion is that this is a tit-for-tat action not only to russia inspecting and delaying a turkish vessel but also the economic sanctions that russia is going to impose on turkey. they're not supposed to kick in until january 1st, but already we're hearing reports of cargo and fruits and vegetables being turned back.
>> triple suicide-bombings, the attacks on a bus i couldn't market injuring another 80 people. the bombers were all women, and they suspect the armed group boko haram to be behind the attack. the government said the islands are a gathering point for the armed group as it fights for coalition, three gunmen dressed in police uniforms have been killed in burundi's capital after they attacked a car carrying a security forces commander. the latest incident in the country that has been hit by a huge amount of violence over the president's decision to run for a third term. the government said it is simply fighting insurgents. catherine soi spoke to some of the armed men who say they're simply protecting their neighborhoods. here is an exclusive report.
>> when the sun sets in burundi, pierre and that's not his name, and a few others are the neighborhood watch. they say they're protecting their homes for security forces and members of the youth wing, which they blame for the random and regular killings in the city. a little earlier we met two other young men. they dressed like police and he tells us that he would use this today. they wouldn't say whether they're an organized unit, have a leader, or where they get their weapons from. >> at night we go where where they are and fight them. >> what started out as peaceful protest in april, has evolved
into armed violence. people have been killed almost every night. and their bodies are left on streets or dumped in trenches. the government and opposition factions blame each other. >> now they negotiate with the government that this is not negotiated with government when we are committing homicide like this one. >> the united nations, african union and human rights groups are concerned about the killings, which they all say have ethnic dimension to them. it's a disturbing trend. more people now seem to have weapons. >> if they decide to combine forces, the ridge atlantay groups and the armed organized
armed groups, we could find a rebellion that is much more dangerous. much more sophisticated, and be able to gather much more resources to challenge the state. >> the armed men told us that they won't give up until the president steps down. government sources insist that they'll hunt down each one of them. many innocent people are caught in the middle. catherine soi, al jazeera. >> a fire on board an oil rig has killed 32 people. azerbaijan's protection committee said that 42 workers were rescued, and that the blaze has now been ex-wishe extinguished. a gas pipeline was damaged during heavy winds. delegates at the conference in paris have approved a
dossier. that document is to be discussed by ministers on monday. delegates will try to arrive in a settlement by the end of next week. 195 countries are at the conference where representatives are working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the threat of global warming. as renewable energy gains popularity france has 800 wind farms. it has resulted in hundreds of legal results. and plans to traditiona travel the community has become more and more divided. >> the region in central france. it's remote and rural. it disturbs the peace and tranquility. [ bells ringing ] unless you live near one of these. here's the problem, two villages
separated by a ridge and wind turbines. san clémente has turbines on its border. lavoin has none. but the electricity goes to san clement and not lavoin. >> the first thing is the noise and then there is the cost of sound proving. our house has lost a third of its value. and then they destroyed woodland to build them any way. that can't be good for carbon emissions. >> back in san clement the turbines are all but out of sight and out of mind. >> personally they don't bother me. we need something to give us energy. and for me this is clean energy.
>> small scale wind farms are the norm in france, but legal actions are multiplying, aimed at blocking construction or getting them dismantled. the turbine company said the future is all about clean energy. >> in 2030 france is committed to producing 40% renewable energy. and wind is the simplest way to help us get there. >> as for the mayor of lavoin said the only pay back for his village is ruined countryside. >> what annoys me most is they're only producing electricity 9% of the time. the impact on the landscape is terrible. you can see them 50 kilometers away. all that to not make electricity. >> this is likely to be the beginning. already there are proposals for another set of wind turbines just a couple of kilometers
away. this kind of dispute will become more exon place as they there is a need to keep the landscape and ground intact and the need for renewable energy. wind turbines only produce 3.3% of the electricity for now but there are plans to triple that in the community. some how they'll have to reconcile. >> coming up on al jazeera, the hospital patients who lost their lives because of flooding in southern india. and new violence casting a dark shadow over the traditional festivities in the occupied west bank.
>> we'll go through the top stories. the iraqi government has said its country's forces can handle the threat of isil alone and has called the turkish troop presence on its territory violation of international law. turkish authorities have stopped russian ships in th the black sea port as the two countries remain tense. police have killed an attack on a military command in the african nation burundi. they tell al jazeera that they're forced to take control of the streets as vigilantes. greece is now telling
the--it's saying it is not getting enough help from the european union in what it calls the refugee storm. 50,000 people have arrived there this month alone. >> greece are meeting its obligations an but this is something that the whole european union and member states have encountered without having found an adequate solution. >> a group of refugees have been fighting macedonian police at the macedonian border where they have been held for a number of streets now. macedonia has a policy of only allowing refugees from syria, iraq and afghanistan. almost 2,000 refugees were rescued from 11 boats in the mediterranean sea.
navy ships from italy, spain and a ship owned by doctors without borders. it was the largest body saved in a month. the fbi is now investigating shooting in san bernardino in california as an act of terrorism. there are reports that the woman who took part in the attack and pledged allegiance to isil in a post on facebook. but the fbi said it is unlikely the couple were directed by isil to carry out the shooting. u.s. born syed farook and his wife wer killed 14 before being killed themselves. >> a palestinian man was killed
after allegedly trying to stab israeli soldiers. his body was brought to his home village for burial. >> palestinians are reading themselves for celebrations in bethlehem, the biblical birthplace of jesus christ. thousands of people have been protesting against the conservative government. demonstrators demanded they apologize for cracking down on similar protests last month. >> determined to be heard for the second time in less than a month, thousands of south koreans march through the
streets of seoul to express their anger with its government. it's not just history brooks rewritten by the state or unpopular labor reform. >> the government has failed to reflect us in their policies. each and every one of us have frustrations in our minds. i came out to express that. >> there was a growing mistrust of president park, second generation politician elected three years ago by a small majority on the promise of being more progressive. park's father was president for 20 years after a military coup in 1961, he's credited with driving the country's economic growth. so when his daughter promised economic revitalization, many believed her. many where that president park has other traits with her father. he put these posters on the the shop window. the police have said he's
spreading lies. >> it is very serious. the freedom of expression and values in the constitution are seriously undermined. even more serious if they do this to ordinary people. >> but these so-called ordinary people will not be deterred. people here feel things have not been going well for a while now. anything could have triggered this anti-government backlash. beyond politician the frustration being expressed here is overeconomic reality. a widening gap and erosion of the middle class. analysts say such demonstrations would have happened ladderless who was in power. >> we do seem to be seeing a growing pola pole polarization in this country. with more south koreans feeling worse off now than before they
hope change comes between silent prayers and the angry chants. >> rains in the southern indian states seem to be easing. at least 280 people have lost their lives among the flooding. among the patients who died in an intensive care unit after floodwaters damaged generators running life support machines. we have more from new delhi. >> the deaths of 14 patients in a southern indian city as a result of power failures the result of flooding across the state. on one hand the state government said that private facilities
like hospitals should have been ready for a crisis of this magnitude. but the critics argue that despite their private facilities in terms of having back up generators or backups of backups in times of floods, it's the government's responsibility to have overall oversight of what is and isn't happening in these particular areas, and how ready the state is more generally when it comes to dealing with such a disaster. now, the debate is even further in terms of infrastructure. perhaps also in india, how prepared are facilities in areas where it comes to power, when it comes to communication and water. the very things, the attention essentials needed in times of crisis. and.
>> facing the toughest test yesterday. many people are furious about high inflation and rising crime rate. and less concerned about the integrity of the voting system. >> at a community center in caracas, propaganda being distributed by the socialt socialist ruling party. we're assured that venezuela's voting system is tamper proof. >> it will reflect the true will of the people after going to the polls on sunday. >> indeed, even the opposition coalition said that it is satisfied with venezuela's
electronic voting system and gives sufficient guarantees. but is it enough. >> it's not the voting process that is raising red flags but everything he had leading up to it. it's the use and abuse of state resources to tilt the playing film firmly in favor of the ruling party candidates. >> right here, for example, the socialth candidate is contributing a government subsidy winter to young mothers who are being reminded it is their duty to defend the revolution with their vote. the government overwhelmingly controls the television networks, bombarding the propaganda with opposition. many are concerned that the voters could be pressured at the polls. >> i'm not sure that people will have the freedom to cast their vote properly. when they go up to the machine there won't be someone watching how they vote, that they won't be afraid of losing their jobs if they don't vote the way
they're supposed to. >> the president of the electoral council is widely considered a government loyalist, and for the first time in initial observer groups have been acreditted except for one. >> we have a double responsibility, which is why we're appealer for a non-violent section and secondly all players commit to recognizing and accepting the results. >> with so much at stake the stability of the deeply divided nation will almost certainly depend on it. lucia newman, al jazeera, caracas. >> we went to a disappearing island in bangladesh where climate change has led to rising sea levels. this family has had to move a number of times. we went back to see how the
fisherman is coping. >> after this year's devastating monsoon it is time for them to start rebuilding their lives. they live on the island said he can barely get out of the house on the rainy season much less work. >> it gets really muddy here and i can't see where i'm walking, so i slip and fall all the time. the monsoon is very dangerous for me. >> his home is vanishing fast. on the front line of climate change. half of the plan has been swallowed by water. a mosque where we saw people take shelter in may now lies on the edge of the water. this is the strongest monsoon that many can remember. >> it rained so much, and then you had the anger of the current. i never had seen the water come with such anger. the water would erode away homes
before, but this time it just snatched it away. >> this was the location of the largest ferry dock, it's main connection to the rest of the country. the landing was swept away by the waves a few months ago. leaving an already remote island even more isolated. with no ferry to the mainland its difficult for them to find a job even though the rainy season is other. and it seems that there is just enough going on in the island economy to accommodate those with disabilities. >> you need to get out on the boat all the way out in the water and work with nets and with others. i can't do the work without my eyes, so the boats don't hire me. >> he is worried that he may have to leave his home once again. but with no heating system in a house where temperatures can drop to 10 degrees celsius, he
and his mother are preparing for a tough winter. >> the arrival of the country's first shipment of reprocessed nuclear waste. 25 tons, but there were protesters there to meet them. more news than ever at www.aljazeera.com. >> the wonder of the world's forests... is often found in the creatures that live in them. but the most rare and precious of animals are increasingly falling prey to poachers. the u-n now classifies the trafficking of exotic wildlife... as second only in scale to the illegal drug trade... so vast and lucrative is this black market underworld.... that authorities say its driving more species than ever into extinction.