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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 ago. the spanish galleon
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rediscovered, and it's loaded with treasure. >> iraq's prime minister has protests against turkish troops in his country. the soldiers on the other end of mosul earlier the iraqi president said that presidents violated international law. hyder al abadi said that it's forces are able to push isil fighters out alone but increasing scrutiny about the way in which it does so. highlighting human rights abuses by iraqi and security forces in parts of iraq reclaimed from isil. we have more now from erbil. >> kurdish peshmerga troops keep watch on isil positions. they've had success in recapturing territory in islamic state against the northern iraqi
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town of sin i can't. now they're hopeful they can defeat the group with the help of their allies. >> the international coalition has been using airstrikes. as a former officer, you need troops on the ground, the americans must intervene with or without permission from the iraqi government. >> but prime minister hyder al abadi disagrees. he said that iraq has no need for foreign ground troops. we did not ask any country to send an ground forces. we'll consider any troops to be an act of aggression.
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>> one of the groups accused of abuses is the popular mobile gas station forces mainly shia part of the iraqi army. president obama said he won't authorize airstrikes to sport them. it all goes bac back to the 2003 u.s. invasion of iraq. that's when paul bremer was sent by president bush to iraq. speaking to my colleague, bremer denied allegations. >> i did not disband or destroy the iraqi army. there was not a single member of the iraqi army, that single unit standing to arms on apri april 17th as general has testified himself. the question wasn't to disband. that was a mistake we should never have used that verb.
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the question was should we recall the army. >> understanding the future of iraq and syria the only debate is whether ground troops would be western, arab, turkish or iranian in the fight against isil. that debate is still raging. al jazeera, erbil. >> an iraqi member of parliament and former national security adviser told al jazeera why iraq isn't happy with the presence of turkish crops on the ground in that area. >> traumatic is an independent 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 this particular country to help in
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the way we need it. they recognize the border as a flagrant violation of international law without coordination with the iraqi government. this is an act of aggression against iraq, and without any prior knowledge or concern from the government of iraq. >> meanwhile british defense minister said two typhoon fighter jets successfully hit an oil field in the east of the country. the typhoon bombers arrived on thursday bolstering it's strike for of tornado warplanes. >> the city of homs has been under seen for at least three years. trucks carrying medicine and other provisions entered the
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suburb. the cease-fire began this week. >> now the stand off continues after the turkish government says entered it's air pace. turkish authorities have stop russian ships in the port. the vessels are said to pre to prevent the leaving of the port. al jazeera's bernard smith has this update from istanbul. >> we understand from turkish officials that they're expecting four russian cargo vessels in port. they said they're exercising their right to do so.
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normally they don't prevent them from leaving port. the suggestion is that this is some sort of tit-for-tat action not only for russia delaying a turkish vessel but also the economic sanctions that russia is going to impose on turkey. they're not supposed to kick in untillan 4th but we're hearing reports of cargoes and fruits and vegetables coming back here to turkey. chaz chad police say all the bombers were women, and boko haram are suspected to be behind that attack. a state of emergency is already in place in the region where the armed group carries out frequent attacks. well, three gunmen dressed in police uniforms have been killed in burundi's capital.
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it's the latest incident in a country hit by violence since the president said for a third term. catherine soi spoke with some of the armed men who say they're just protecting their neighborhoods. here are some of her exclusive reports. >> when the sun sets, pierre, not his name, and a few others are on neighborhood watch. they say they're protecting their homes from those who they blame for the random killings in the city. if they attack us we'll defend ourselves, this man says. a little earlier we met two other young men. they dress like police and bring
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out a grenade. they tell that's they had used this today. they do not say where they get their weapons from. >> police have been coming to our neighborhood to arrest and kill us. but at night we go to where they are and fight them. >> what started out as peaceful protest in april, has evolved in armed violence. people have been killed almost every night. and their bodies are left in streets or dumped in trenches. >> they try to negotiate with the government. >> the united nations african union and human rights groups
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are concerned about the killings, which they all say has ethnic die mention to them. it's a disturbing trend for those who follow burundi. more people now seem to have weapons. >> if they decide to combine forces the vigilante groups, and the armed more organized armed groups we could find a rebellion that is much more dangerous, much more sophisticated, and 67 more resources to challenge the state. >> the armed men told us they won't give you will until the president steps down. government forces insist that they'll hunt down each one of them, many innocent people are caught in the middle. catherine soi, al jazeera. >> well, jacob the spokesman for the african union. he said that leaders into
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burundi need to start talking to each other in order to create peace. they're creating a contingency. the dialogue that the international community is hoping. the low intensity killings continues the african union would not have any other choice. it's important that the dialogue is the solution. if we're going to dialogue later on, why not dialogue now and save lives, the innocent are dying every day.
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>> welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. a recap of the top stories.
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the president called a violation to sovereignty. gunmen killed by a surprise attack by military commander. they're being forced to take control of the streets as vigilantes. now at least 32 workers are thought to have died in the paskeyan sea. a further 30 have been rescued by the platform owned by azerbaijan state oil company. neave barker has more. >> in high winds and rough seas a major play engulfs the platform. some managing to escape into
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life boats. the government has yet to confirm casualty numbers. but an independent report says that dozens of people have been killed. last year 14 workers were killed in accidents in platforms. the country has some of the richest oil fields in the world. three more workers are missing and another battered by the storm. >> prosecutors say the two men who used false i.d. papers were armed and dangerous. they helped the paris attackers travel last september. since the investigation began last month belgium has charged
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eight people. >> 23 nahimi gonzalez was killed in a restaurant in november, in total 132 people died in the attacks. now delegates in paris have approved a draft text. earlier an u.n. chief talked about the importance of goals on climate change. >> strong climate action provides a catalyst for global sustainable development. there is a necessary a for
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achieving the agreement, it is part of the outcome of the outcomes here in paris. they have continued to highlight the critical role of transfor transforming our ♪ as renewable energy has gained in popularity, france now has more than 800 wind farms but it has resulted in hundreds of legal disputes, and communities are becoming more divided. nick clark now reports.
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>> here's the problem. two villages in central france separated bay ridge and eight wind turbines. the village of san clémente has turbines on its territory, but they're a long way from the town. the neighboring village of lavoin has no turbines on its land but full frontal view of the displays. claude lives under the ridge. he said on windy days the noise is unbearable. he has had to install triple glazing. he said the turbines have split the community. >> the first thing is the noise, and then the cost of sound proving. and our house has lost a third of its value. then they destroyed wood land to build it any way. that can't be good for carbon emissions. >> back in san compliment where people benefit from the electricity the turbines are out of sight and out of mind.
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>> personally they don't bother me. >> we need something to give us energy, and for me this is clean energy. >> legal actions are multiplying aimed at blocking construction or getting them dismantled. they say the future is all about clean energy. >> out of all the renewables wind power is the easiest and simplest way of getting there. >> as for the mayor of lavoin said the only pay back for his village is destroyed countryside. >> 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 glit this is likely to be just
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the beginning. there are proposals for another set of wind turbines just a couple of kilometers away. these types of disputes will almost more commonplace as they find a balance between keeping the integrity of the landscape and the local environment intact and the growing requirement of renewable energy. indeed, wind power provides 3.5% of electricity in france right now. but they plan to triple energy by 2020. it seems this will become a more familiar sight across france. something that communities will have to reconcile. al jazeera, france. >> rains in the southern indian state have eased, and the airport has opened up some place carrying relief supplies. 280 people have died in the flooding, though. this includes 14 patients who died at an intensive care unit
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after floodwaters damaged generators running life support machines. we have more now from new delhi. >> the death of at least 14 patients at a private hospital in a the indian city as a result of power failures owing to widespread flooding over the past week has become a national talking point on one hand the state government said private facilities like hospitals should have been ready for a crisis of this magnitude in the city, but the critics argue that despite the private fasts having these backups of backups in times of crises or potential floods in low lying areas, it is the government's responsibility to have over all 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
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disaster. now the debate is even further in terms of infrastructure across the state. how prepared are facilities in areas when it comes to power. when it comes to communication and water, the very things the essentials that are needed in times of crisis. and this debate is expected to continue for some time yet despite the relief and recovering continuing in the southern state. many at the macedonia with regard have been held for several weeks now. 3,000 people mainly from pakistan, morocco and iran are stuck there because macedonia has a policy of allowing in only refugees from syria, iraq and afghanistan. meanwhile, 2,000 refugees have been rescued in 11 boats. it's the largest number of
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people saved in the mediterranean for more than a month. now, thousands of people have protested in the south korean capital against president park's government. in seoul we have this report. >> determined to be heard. for a second time thousands of south koreans march through the streets of seoul to express their anger towards their government. it is not just about history books written by the state or unpopular labor reforms. >> the government has ignored public opinion and would reflect that in policies. each and every one of us have frustrations in our minds. we came out to express that. >> there was a growing mistrust against a second generation po
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pollalation who was elected three years ago by a small majority and promising to be more aggressive. >> many they believed her. many are worried that president park has other traits in common with hi her father. >> is it is very serious. the freedom of express and the values in the constitution are seriously being undermined. even more serious if they do this to ordinary people. people feel that things have been going well for a while now.
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the frustration being expressed here is over economic reality. a widening wealth gap and ecorrosion of the middle class. >> senates say demonstration was have happened regardless of who is in power. >> we seem to be seeing growing polarization in this society for sure. >> it isn't just the streets they're going to be heard. >> they hope change comes between their silent prayers and the angry chants. al jazeera, seoul. >> the fbi is now investigating the shoot it's of san bernardino, california, as an act of terrorism. but the fbi said that it is unlikely that the couple was directed by isil to carry out the shooting.
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syed farook and his wife tashfeen malik killed 14 people before being killed themselves. >> aside from stereotypes, and now we see this typical violent backlash happening against anyone who appears to be muslim. >> in charles son driven b charltocharleston the suspect killed nine people but it was not declared terrorism. this should be approached from
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minimizing the culture of violence, and really having more rigid gun control policies. this appears to be at this point, at this juncture, having access to guns and responding in violent ways who coincidentally happen to be muslims. >> christmas preparations are taking place in the occupied west bank against the renewed violence between israelis and palestinians. bethlehem is the birth place of jesus christ. the weeks of unrest has dampened the christmas spirit. >> killing of palestinians, this effects, of course, the celebration of christmas. we go to the traditional celebration. no problem with that. but the atmosphere will be
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effected. >> we have a very criminal situation in palestine. still remaining wars, check points, and mostly still the message of these and the political sugars of justice and peace is so far away. >> colombian president santos has announced that his country's military has found a long lost treasure galleon near cartagena. it was sunk 300 years ago with large car goes of gold worth $4 billion. >> constitutes one of the
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greatest. there ithe colombian government will continue it's investigative process of explore. >> more of everything we're covering right here, >> this week on talk to al jazeera - the first prosecutor of the international criminal court luis moreno-ocampo. >> massive atrocitiies are not commited by evil persons. they are committed by people who say "they are protecting their own communities". >> under his direction, the first permanent international legal body sought justice for some of the most serious atrocities of this century. the icc presented charges against world leaders and others


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