meets humanity. >> hello, i'm david foster. it is 6:00 p.m. here in london. 1800 gmt. wherever you're watching this al jazeera news hour. these are to some of our top stories. iraq insists it can battle the armed group without foreign help. taking security into their own hands, the vigilant a vigilantes operating in burundi. an in paris, the document that could lead to a binding
agreement on carbon emissions. it went beneath the waves 300 years ago. the spanish galion that is found. >> in england they charge to the top of the premier league and also made a bit of history along the way. details coming up. >> in the past half hour it's been announced that iraq's foreign ministry summoned the turkish ambassador to baghdad. turkish soldiers near the city of mosul, mosul held by fighters by of the islamic state in iraq and the levant. earlier the iraqi president said that their presence violated international law. and the iraqi prime minister hyder al abadi said that his forces are able to push isil fighters out alone. but there is increasing scrutiny
by the way that it is doing so. increasing human rights abuses against sunni arab by iraqi and kurdish security forces. in those parts of iraq which have been reclaimed from isil. we have more from erbil. >> peshmerga troops have had success in recapturing isil. now they're hopeful to defeat the armed group in other parts of the country with help from their allies. >> the they have been using airstrikes as a former officer i can tell you that you want them, you need troops on the ground. the americans must intervene with or without permission from the iraqi government. >> but president haider al-abadi disagrees. he said that iraq has no need for foreign ground troops. we have not asked any country to send ground forces.
we would consider any such groups as an act of aggression. there is concern about the iraqi army's introducing human rights violations and it goes on to say: >> one of those groups accused by the forces isel militia forces. but president obama said he won't authorize airstrikes to support them. it goes back to the u.s. invasion and occupation of iraq when diplomat paul bremer was send by president george w. to oversee iraq's government. he made a number of decisions including disbanding iraqi army
that many say contributed to the rise of isil and sectarianism in iraq. speaking to my colleague, bremer denied those allegations. >> i did not disband or destroy the iraqi army. there was not a single member of the iraqi army standing to arms as testified. the 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 would be needed. in the fight against isil. that debate is still raging. al jazeera, erbil. >> joining us from washington, d.c. good to have you with us. it was probably only five days ago that i was sitting here reporting on the fact that the
u.s. u.s defense secretary ash carter said we were going to send more members of the military into iraq. and the iraqi government is happy with this. what is the difference here? baghdad does not want to see u.s. and you talked about the atrocities against the sunni population. that's because baghdad disband areas, and yes, bremer did disband the iraqi army in 2003. there are no forces on the ground in iraq. there are soldiers trained by
the u.s. and fully capable of retaking territory from isis. baghdad does not trust them, the u.s. or any other force to build this force that is necessary. >> what are the turkish motives in sending these extra fighters into this into this camp in mosul. >> the reports are that they're going to be replaced. they're going in with special operators, force protection sized force to change them out. we don't know whether or not they're going to stay. we don't know if they feel that isis is an external threat and baghdad is not doing enough about it, and the safe havens in mosul, ramadi and it's a thing of the pass and it's time for the international community to do something about it. right now it looks like a force operation. special operators, tanks, he
have armored vehicles. we'll have to wait and see, but i think the international community is tired of watching baghdad not do anything to defeat isis. >> what do you think the iraqi government will do about that besides say that he doesn't like it? >> well, what's funny because baghdad said that they're willing to deploy a force to northern iraq to fight isis and kick out a turkish force that wants to train forces to fight isis. to me that is telling. they're more concerned about helping someone train a sunni force than fight isis itself. >> let's go one step further on this. a city that there was a great deal of fighting not so very long ago. but now isis appears to have been pushed into push into some kind of corner.
bus it look like there will be a move to retake mosul pretty soon? >> i don't see it. i just came back from iraq. we visited the eastern front lines of mosul, they say there are 4500 isis fighters. the problem is there ar that the peshmerga say that they can't clear and hold the territory and the shi shiite military cannot hold it. now you see iraqi security forces with the iran-backed shia militias going in to push these guys out. i don't know what that is going to do. we'll have to wait and see what happens. if they succeed it's because they killed isis and the sunni
population. we have to watch ramadi to tell anything about mosul. >> just one final thought if you need to build a sunni militia, the iraqi government seems to be against that from what you said. what chance is there of isil being defeated there, and, in fact, is there a will on behalf the iraqi government to do so? when i talked with the peshmer peshmerga, they carry iraqi flags. iraqi is more concerned about kirkuk man mosul. they're funneling international monies to shia militias that iran backs to go up against the sunnies. that's something that we need to get them to do the right thing. >> thank you. thank you very much, indeed.
>> the british defens defense minister said that they hit an oil field in the east of the country. well, the former high ranking u.s. diplomat who has written extensively on the american foreign policy in the middle east, he contests the coalitions claim that it can rally moderate fighters inside syria to take on isil. >> the problem with helping moderate fighters inside syria is to identify them. they have identified one group, the ypg the kurdish, who control
the north border with turkey. these are the people who defended this city of kobane a year ago and almost all the airstrikes are conducting a large north of them with close air support for the ypg. >> at least 70 people have been killed in assad regime and russian airstrikes in syria. there are numerous groups involved in the conflict on the ground. but some say foreign forces would be decisive. who is fighting who in syria's war? >> it's estimated that groups in syria, the british government has given the go ahead for airstrikes as part of an
international coalition said that up to 70,000 fighters are what it describes as moderates. they include the northern free syrian army with around 20,000 fighters operating near idlib. the southern front operating around damascus with 25,000 fighters. and a number of other groups surrounding aleppo totaling around 14,000 fighters. all of them have so far been mainly fighting the syrian army, which is battling to keep president bashar al-assad in power. around 20,000 fighters from the kurdish popular protection units or ypg have been battling isil for control of their territory in the north. the russian air force has becomed oil facilities controlled by isil. oil revenue is vital to isil finances. but the institute of the study of war says that the russian air campaign has mainly hit syrian opposition groups in aleppo and
hama province. assad's army is supported on the ground with fighters from lebanese groups hezbollah and shia militias from iraq, iran, and afghanistan. high ranking iranian army officers are said to be leading the iraqi and afghan militias in syria. 76 iranian soldiers were killed in the last two months. they were advising troops on the battlefield tactics against isil. among those killed was a general from iran's revolutionary guard. >> the stand off between russia and turkey continues after the shooting down of the russian jet which the turkish government said it was in its air space. they have stopped russian ships. the vessels are said to have been prevented from leaving the port. this is after another incident oh officials there reportedly would not allow a turkish ship to approach the port.
we have this from istanbul. >> we understand from turkish officials but the port there they are inspecting four vessels there. officials say they're exercising their right to do so, but normally hey don't go to such lengths of leaving the port or preventing them from leaving the port. the suggestion that this is some tit-for-tat action for russian inspecting and delaying a turkish vessel but because of the economic sanctions russia is going to impose on turkey. they're not supposed to kick in until january 1st, but we're hearing reports of cargo and trucks containing fruits and vegetables being turned back from russia border post. they'll have to come back here to turkey. >> coming up on this al jazeera news hour, the oil rig dozens of people are missing. we'll have the very latest.
and hundreds die in india including 14 hospital patients who lost their life support machines. we have the sport world number one putting himself in position to win the hero world challenge. a terrible triple suicide attack where 27 die, we're told. the police say the bombers were all women. and boko haram suspected to be behind the attacks. state of emergency in place in the region was already where the armed group carries out frequent attacks. the latest incident in about
a ruburundi's decision to allow its president to serve a third term. the armed men say they're simply protecting their neighborhood. >> in the suburb of burundi's capital. pierre, that's not his name, and a few others are on neighborhood watch. they say they're protecting their homes from security forces and members of the youth wing. >> they wouldn't say whether they're an organized unit, have
a leader, or where they get their weapons from. >> police have been coming to the neighborhood. but at night we go to where they are and fight them. >> what started out as peaceful in april against the third term by the president has led to armed violence. people are being killed almost every night. people are left in streets or dumped in trenches. opposition factions blame each other. >> ththey have found another way. they try to negotiate with the government, but this is not fair. you cannot negotiate with government when we're committing homicides 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 for those who follow burundi's trends closely. they're also killings following the 2015 presidential election but more people now seem to have weapons. >> if they would decide to combine forces, the vigilante groups and the armed organized armed groups we could find a rebellion that is much more dangerous, much more sophisticated, and there would be able to gather much more resources to challenge the state. >> the armed men told us they won't give up until the president steps down. government forces insist they'll hand down each one of them. many innocent people are caught in the middle. catherine soi, al jazeera. >> well, the african union told us they could send in peace keepers if things get worse. >> they stand by, the african
stand by force the low intensity came in, the arching union wouldn't have any other choice but to cause this as soon as possible. the dialogue is the solution, and if we're going to dialogue sometime later on, why not dialogue now and save the lives of innocent civilian who is are dying every day. >> at least the three people have been killed in lebanon in an army raid on a home of a man suspected of links to armed groups. the man blue himself up during the raid killing himself and two
female relatives. he had been wanted by the authorities for more than a year for taking part in fighting in tripoli the northern town between supporters and opponents of the syrian government. some members of the security forces were injured in the incident. director of international affairs at the american university of beirut. he said this is just the latest incident in a long running conflict. >> there have been pockets of the hard line sunni groups all across the northeastern lebanon a decade ago. they're out in the mountain areas in isolated little camps, then they started going inside tripoli in the poorest areas of tripoli. recently, and during the iraq war northern lebanon was some of the palestinian camps in lebanon were areas where they were trained and sent to fight in iraq this has developed with
much more checks. this is continuing where some groups are fighting against hills or against the lebanese fighting. >> now it's possible that the u.n. climate conference in paris has created a document to curb carbon emissions. delegates will try to arrive a at a comprehensive settlement in the week.
they're working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the threat of further global warning. the background is that conversation. the reality is that this renewable energy gains popularity, the more land it takes to build wind farms. they're controversial because they have resulted in hundreds of legal disputes. and with more more wind farms being planned in the country, there is more controversy. [ . >> there is peace and tranquility, unless you live near one of these. here's the problem, two villages separated by a ridge and eight turbines. the territory of san clémente
have eight turbines in the it's territory but it's nowhere around. the village lavoin lives under the ridge. he said the on windy days the noise is unbearable. he said that the turbines have split the community. >> the first thing is the noise and then there is the cost of soundproofing, and our house has lost a third of its value. then they destroyed woodland to build them any way. that can't be good for carbon emission. >> back in san clémente where people benefit from the turbine activity, the turbines are out of sight, 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 their construction or getting
them dismantled. the turbine company said that the future is all about cleana cleanenergy. >> france is committed to clean energy, and wind turbines are the simplest way to get there. >> as for the mayor of lavoin, he said the only pay back for his village is ruined countryside. >> they're only producing electricity 9% of the time. the impact on the land cape is terrible. you can see them 50 kilometers away. all that not to make electrici electricity. >> there are already proposals for another set of wind turbines just a couple of kilometers away. this is going to become more commonplace as local authorities try to find that difficult balance between the need of keeping the edition submit of the landscape and the local
environment intact and the growing requirement for renewable energy. indeed, wind power provides 3.5% of french electricity right now but there are plans to triple wind energy by 2020. it seems that this will become a more familiar sight across france, something that communities will have to reconcile. nick clark, al jazeera. france. >> we have pictures of a terrible fire on board of an oil rig in the caspian sea. this is just off the coast of azerbaijan. the search is on for a number of people missing we join our correspondent in the neighbor. there are people missing and people already known to have died, robin. >> yes, that's correct, david. we have finally had confirmation from the state oil company that
runs this rick. they have finally come out this evening with figures they say 32 have been rescued. 30 people killed and people are missing. that's a reflection of what we were hearing earlier today from an independent source who claimed 30 people missing presumed killed after this fire happened yesterday in very stormy weather. it's understood that the gas line was broken in those high winds under high pressure, caught fire, and very difficult for rescue services to reach the rig, to reach the platform. as to how those people may have died, either in the fire, but also reports we've been hearing of a life craft on the platform that broke up when too many
people tried to get on to it, and a number of those people fell into the seas, and they've been lost in the seas. it's been very difficult to reach them because of those high winds and choppy seas. the rescue operation is continuing. >> thank you. that's robin walker there reporting on events off the coast of azerbaijan. you're watching the al jazeera news hour. we'll have the latest developments from the u.s. where the fbi investigations into the california shootings continues. we report from the front line of climb change. this time bangladesh where fishermen are finding their livelihoods literally washed away. and real madrid put their spanish cup misery behind them with a giant win. we have the rest in sport coming up with robin.
i to syrian border. and some people in burundi have been telling al jazeera they've been forced to become vigilantes. the fib is now investigating the shootings in san bernardino in california as an act of terror remember. there are reports of the won who pledged allegiance to isil in a facebook post but the fbi said it's unlikely the couple were directed by isil to carry out the shootings. u.s. born syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik killed 14 before they themselves were killed. let's go to the council of islamic-american relations. let's go to washington, d.c. how are american-islamic
relations? >> well, american muslims feel these incidents are targeted by isis because isis targets them because they are americans. and also americans are always fearful of the backlash because many people in the media and many applications try to advance the narratives that islam is associated with terrorism, and they should be feared, surveilled and shot down. so we're caught between isis and political candidates who view islam as radical and view it
with myopic vision. >> we've heard these arguments before. but my question to you are how are islam-american relations. >> i'm trying to say that unfortunately, american muslims are suspected by being blamed for something o on an agenda. >> i'm sorry. it's difficult to hear what you're saying. it's simply the quality of the video, nothing to do with your argument. you see it as a problem.
some people, only some people associate the attack of terror and muslims. this has been happening for some time, hasn't it. how are you trying to change perceptions? >> the acts against innocent people, we see that we have hundreds of terrorist attacks that may be done at the hands of people who are not muslims. this has happened more than once in the united states. in 2015, these are happening at
the hands of people who are not muslim. but we don't see investigators. even though the perpetrators are of religious beliefs other than islam. we don't see radical christian terrorists or radical christianity. but we always hear of radical islam. which means that the background of the media reporters and investigators is christianity, and they do not want to include christianity because they know better, but they feel comfortable implicating islam just because the perpetrators claim to be muslim. in the same fashion when the kkk claimed to be white christian, and they express religious
beliefs for attacking others. >> i do have to put one point, i thought we pretty much covered it. i want to challenge your case claim to be muslim. there is no doubt about it, they are muslim. >> yes, and we condemn them for that. but when terrorists bomb abortion clinics they say they are christian, but we do not hear that they're radical christian terrorists. but we attach islam because we feel comfortable to do so. >> well, thank you, thank you very much. thank you. >> belgium police are seeking two new suspects implicated in
the paris attacks. the two men who used false i.d. papers are armed and dangerous and they allegedly helped the paris suspects travel to hungary in september. since it's opened its investigation belgium has charged eight people. greece says it simply isn't getting enough help. the european union to deal with what it calls a refugee storm. greece has become the main entry point for hundreds of thousands of refugees who want to get into europe. >> greece is meeting its agreements but this is something that the whole european union as a member state has encountered without giving an adequate solution. >> there has been a fight between macedonia police and refugees at the mas macedonian
border. thousands of people are there because macedonia has a policy of allowing only in refugees from what it calls war zone syria, iraq and afghanistan. in terms of numbers 2,000 refugees have been rescued from 11 boats in the mediterranean. doctors without borders took part in the ask you. rescue. terrible rains in india in the state of tamil appear to be easing off in the main city, with planes coming in with relief supplies. 14 patients t died in intensive care units when generators
failed. >> the floods has become a national talking point on one hand the state government says that private facility like hospitals should be ready for crisis of this magnitude in the city. but the critics argue that despite the private facilities having to have these facilities ready in terms of back up generators o it's the government's responsibility to have oversight of what is happening in areas when it comes to dealing with such a disaster. now the debate is even further into terms of infrastructure across the state. not just in in one area but how
is india when it comes to power, communication, water, the very things, the essentials needed in times of crisis. this debate is expected to continue for some time yet despite relief and recovery continuing in the southern state. >> in the south korean capital thousands of people there protesting about the president's government. demonstrators also demanded that the president apologize for cracking down on similar protests last month. >> determined to be heard, the second time in less than a month thousands of south koreans marched through seoul to express their anger in government. it's not just about history books britain by the state or unpopular labor reforms.
>> there is growing mistrust, a conservative second generation poise who was elected three years ago by a small majority on the promise of being progressive. park's fou father was president and credited for driving the country's economic growth. when she said the said she would drive revitalization, many believed her. >> such a matter is very serious. the freedom of expression and the values in the constitution are seriously being undermined. even more serious, this is
concerning 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, and anything could have triggered this anti-government backlash beyond politics. the frustration being expressed here is over economic reality, a widening world gap and the erosion of the middle class. analysts say such demonstrations would have happened regardless of who was in power. >> there is increasing political tension. isn't just the streets they're going to to be heard. with more south koreans feeling worse off now than before they hope change comes between their silent prayers and the angry chants. al jazeera, seoul. >> venezuela says its government is facing it's toughest electoral test yet.
the parliamentary polls, and there are concerns about the integrity of the voting system. lucia newman reports. >> in caracas working-class mothers scramble to get free baseball caps, propaganda being offered by the socialist party. we're assured that venezuela's voting system is tamper proof. >> the system has been 100% audited and will reflect the true will of the people after they go to the polls on sunday. >> indeed, this time around even the opposition coalition says that it's satisfied with venezuela's electronic voting system gives sufficient
guarantees. but is that enough? it's not the actual voting process that is raising red flags but everything leading up to it, and it's the use and abuse of state resources to tilt the playing field firmly in favor of the ruling party candidates. >> right here, for example, the socialist candidate is distributing a government subsidy benefit to young mothers, who are reminded that it is their duty to defend the revolution with their vote. the government overwhelmingly controls television networks, bombarding the airwaves with propaganda against its opposition. >> i'm not sure that people will be able to cast their votes freely. that thereby someone watching their vote and someone will take
their jabs if the vote does not go the way its supposed to. >> we have silver responsibilities which is why we're appealing for a peaceful non-violent election, and secondly, which is fundamental in democracy, that all players respect the results of the vote. >> with so much at stake the stability of the this deeply divided nation will almost certainly depend on it. lucia newman, al jazeera, caracas. >> we have just heard from the colombian president santos that his country has found a long lost treasure galleon. the san jose carrying loads of gold and precious stones when it was sunk by an attack of a british warship in 1708.
let's go, unfortunately, not yet in cartagena, but in bogota, still colombia. alessandro, tell us what have they found? >> well, this ship was called the most valuable ship sunk, the holy grail of shipwrecks. this has been searched for decades, and it was president santos in a celebratory mood who said that the colombian navy together with the institute of french anthropology and history were able to finally pinpoint the exact location of the wreck. there are pictures that they've shown during the press conference showing what is left of the ship underwater. they say they have no doubt that it is the ship that has been the
search for so long. because they were able to see the bronze canons that were unique to that ship, and have dolphins carved on them. while this is obvious by one of the most important discoveries in decades because the trove is valued somewhere between $4 billion to $17 billion. >> wow. let's hear how excited the president was, alessandro, and then i'm coming back to you. here is the president of colombia. >> this is one of the greatest, the colombian government will continue it's investigatory process of exploring and protect protection. >> it means something from a previous generation that we inherit. he's talking about colombia as a
hol whole, but there will be one mighty fight about who this belongs to. >> actually, the fight has been going on for quite awhile even before the ship. first there is an u.s. company that was working together with the colombian government back in the 1980s looking for this particular ship. they said that they spent tens of millions of dollars in the search. and they want colombia to give this money back. they want much more because they had a deal with the colombian government that if this ship was found, they would divided the treasure by half. there has been a series of lawsuits with this particular company back in 2011, though a u.s. court ruled in favor of colombia. and in 2013 the colombian
government passed a law saying that all shipwrecks found underneath their territorial waters belongs to the government. but also the u.n. could get involved because this could be considered pat try moan of a particular country, and also the spanish government could say this was their ship and their treasure back at the time. they could also start a lawsuit against colombia. that's where president santos, although very excited in the press conference, he didn't give many details and in particular he said that the exact location of the ship is reserved. it is a state secret right now. >> well, he would like to keep it that way. thank you, alessandro in the colombian capital. now australia where another ship is drawing it's own share of attention, 25 tons of the staff
originally coming from an australian reactor producing radioactive isotopes. it is the first to be returned to australia after reprocessing in france to make it safe for long-term storage. >> we've got two main problems with this dodgy ship. first of all, the ship being used to transport this nuclear waste has a terrible safety record. it should never have been put on the ship. secondly, we have confusion of what is on the ship. is it high level waste or is it intermediate-level waste. >> we have jordan spieth, why he's th the best golfer in the world, and why he could retain the hero world challenge.
>> time for sport with robin. >> thank you very much. football first, and it's been a day of mixed fortune for the top clubs in the english premier league. the charge to the top of the table after a 3-0 win over swansea. the first algerian footballer to nick a hat trick in the premier league. >> we made three goals. but we had a chance to score
goals. i'm so pleased with it because we did not consider goals, and it is very important. also this. >> morning leaders manchester city scoring twice in the first half with key players. all out in injury. >> we must defend or hold the players. i think that was a complete game. we didn't have the energy to play as stoke. >> we never allowed manchester city to have a foot hold on the game. always taking the ball off and releasing creative and exceptionally talented players ahead of the midfield three. that was causing manchester city problems all day long.
>> they were booed off the pitch at west ham united. right now chelsea still goalless. arsenal with a 3-1 win over sunderland. >> it was very important game for us today. for psychological reasons. for the fact that we had not we had lost important plays in our side. in the last two weeks. and the team has shown stakes because of an on goal at halftime. the worst that can happen to you. >> let's go to spain now. the french international with opening two goals. gareth bale, the usual suspect,
also scoring. barcelona are attempting to reclaim their second place right now. atletico leading granada, an, and we'll see valencia hosting barcelona. world championship trophy claiming ten victories and seven podium finishes on route to th the 2015 title. hamilton wrapped up his third title back in october. >> it's been an incredible two years, three years with this team. so to be standing up here for the second year in a row, i'm very, very proud. also great to see all these congratulations to all the other champions who are here this evening. as i said, i know it's been a long night. i hope everyone is going to
drink lots of free wine from tonight, and, yeah, all the best for next year. >> just the latest on cricket. indian increasing their lead in the 40th against south africa. india with an unbeaten 1233. jordan spieth ahead with nine within three shots of the leader. hendrick stenson has lost his overnight lead with the golf
challenge in south africa. the third wound score leaves him second at the european event in sun city. the australian finishing with birdies. >> i saw henrik was getting away a little bit, so i had to throw in and do something to make it interesting for tomorrow. hopefully i can have another round like i did today and give him a run for his money. >> let's go to david in london. >> about 30 minutes until gary neville's first game against barcelona. good luck mr. neville. thank you for watching the program. maryam nemazee is going to be here in just a moment. for me, goodbye. see you next time.
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>> confronting isil alone. iraq insists it can battle the armed group without foreign help. hello, i'm maryam nemazee you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up taking security into their own hands vigilante groups operating in burundi, an al jazeera exclusive. progress at the climate summit in paris, a draft document that could lead to a binding agreement on carbon emissions. and disappeared agains beneath the waves 300 years