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after nearly two weeks of intense bargaining and years of negotiations, a final draft on a climate deal is now ready. you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters. also coming up an historic election. saudi arabia holds a first poll where women can run as candidates and vote. the area in the capital of kabul has seen an incident killing seven people.
>> i'm where the beetles live oon a new global climate deal is getting closer. the final text expected to be released within hours. it's already missed at least one deadline, but the french foreign minister has said he is hopeful for an agreement. this comes after years of tough negotiations. nations first agreed to cut greenhouse gas emissions in 1997. that's when the kyoto protocol was signed in japan. the u.s. didn't support it and developing nations were exempt. they claimed they didn't contribute to global warming. by 2009 many thought a new agreement was needed. there was a vague pledge to limit global warming. then in 2011 there was progress
when nations were to signed a treaty within four years one that included developing nations. in lima, last year leaders agreed on a plan to reduce emissions. crossing over to our environment editor nick clerk who is following developments in paris. what are we expecting from this final draft agreement? >> reporter: i should say the french president hopes this will be the final draft. what will happen at 11.30 this draft text will be issued to the main plenary over there and they will then look at it, all the ministers, and decide whether anybody objects to it. if there are objections, this could continue on into the afternoon, into the evening and tomorrow. it could be finished this afternoon. who knows. athey have been working hard through the night. they are very close. they have closed a lot of the gaps over the contentious
issues. then this final document or this document will be presented, as i say, at 11.30 local total, 10.30 gmt. it is still very moveable at this point in time. over to elliot whitington who is with the prince of wales corporate group. what is your take on this? reporter: are you getting the sense that this could be the final version that it will be good enough to satisfy all the parties here because there have been so many contentious issues. >> yes, there have, but you have
to note that the french have managed this. it is a difficult negotiations, 195 countries and strongly held opinions, but we have been moving forward. the french have kept us moving forward. there has been really good leadership. we're not going to count our chickens before we get there, but the signals are good. >> reporter: the govern gavel will go down? reporter: from a business point of view it's crucial, obviously, to fill the gap between now and 2020 when this agreement would come into effect to release the money that's required to fight kwliment change. >> from a business point of view, as i said, one of the things that has been to noticed about these that distinguish them from others, a number of senior business leaders over the
world have been coming here, to say we're acting and we see a problem, but we need the right policy framework, that will help us scale up before 2020 and after 2020. we need to see governments around the world committed. the right details in terms of the text will give a clear sense of travel and they're going to raise their game and not leave it too late. those details have been in, they were in the last text that we saw. if we see that again that will act as a signal. >> reporter: is in there or isn't in there that you would want to see in there beefed up?
they know that they need to step up, so we would like to see that be strengthened. >> reporter: we will see what happens. we've got three hours or so to wait and then we will see where we're at. stereo yeah. we will. we will cross over to you at the time. thank you very much. reporting from paris. polls have opened in saudi arabia. it's a landmark election for the first time female voters and candidates are allowed to take part. around 900 women and 6000 men are running for office in the elections. the legal age has been lowered from 21 to 18. >> translation: the women can run. we as the young generation are supporting women and will help them a nine hour taliban siege at a foreign guest house in the afghan capital has ended leaving seven people dead. the stand off came to an end
after hours of gun fire in a heavily protected part of the city. the diplomatic district houses several key buildings like the u.s. embassy and the u.n. and government offices. it repeated after a car bomb went off near a guess house. two spanish officials and four afghan policeman and a civilian was killed in that attack. >> reporter: the attack started with a car bomb explosion that could be heard around the city. it went off just by the spanish embassy. >> translation: at first i thought it was a gas balloon explosion. then i saw the dust coming from the back of a bakery. i don't know where the explosion was but i saw two wounded. >> reporter: fighters exchanged fire with afghan police and security forces. the taliban says the target was a guest house for foreigners. the fighters claimed to have them trapped inside the building. >> translation: a car was blown
up. right after the blast happened we turned off the lights in the area and now night operation special forces started searching the vicinity and nearby mouses. >> reporter: the area is heavily guarded. home to senior governor officials, ngos medical clnks. it was-- clinicing. >> translation: we can all be targets of terrorist attacks, but in this case it wasn't against the spanish embassy >> reporter: this was the taliban's third high profile attack in four days libya's rile governments have agreed to sign a unity deal after talks in tunis. the country has been in turmoil since 2011. the latest on the efforts to find a path to peace. >> reporter: this is where world leaders will meet on sunday to give what officials are calling a desighive push for
efforts to bring a united government. a deal has been on the table for months. now rival governments say it will be signed on 16 december. that follows last week's agreement in tunis which saw the warring parties on the need to work together. this announcement was made in tunis by u.n. envoy who held discussions with the two sides and can be seen as a break through, but even he said the way forward won't be easy. >> many problems remain, but this has to be solved by the new government in place. that's what governments are there for. that's why the implementation phase will start with many open problems and united nations is always ready to support the new government of national according. >> reporter: the country has been at war since the over throw of gaddafi.
it is not clear if all of them are backing the u.n. deal or all members of the two rival parliaments will give their support. the foreign minister told us no deal with perfect but he hopes the majority will put their differences aside >> this is the goal of the conference, is to have the more inclusive possible solution. so we will not have hundred per cent. owe hope we will have 90% because we need, obviously, an inclusive solution. those against a solution supported by all the international community will have the responsibility to contract something that is strategic for the libyan people. >> reporter: for the international community ending the security and political vacuum in libya is their strategic priority and that is why world leaders are throwing their weight and pressuring the
libyans to unite. >> reporter: the west is growing increasingly concerned about the growing strengths of i.s.i.l. some officials say libya is becoming a fallback position for the armed group since it has been coming under pressure in syria and iraq. italy is particularly concerned, not just because migrants and refugees use libya as a transit point to reach europe, but i.s.i.l. is just a few hundred kilometres away. i.s.i.l. has been trying to take more ground in attempting to push into more areas where oil and gas terminals are giving it a source of revenue. the u.s. has carried out ire strikes against i.s.i.l. and libya and international community hasn't ruled out the option of concerted military action. >> i think that we have now to concentrate not on plan b, but on the effort of the international community to reach a diplomatic agreement.
the only solution, the only stable solution, is a libyan unity government to stableise the country. >> reporter: for now there is an agreement. the days ahead will give an indication on whether the u.n. deal has the coram to form what can be called a national unity government, a deal without libya's main political and military actors. it could be a recipe for even nor violence the son of the leader gaddafi has been handed over to forces in lebanon after he was kip napped. he was being held by a group demanding information about the fate of an imam who went missing in the 1970s and his following blame gadda ferrics for his appearance. here is what is coming up.
>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. the top stories on al jazeera. new global climate deal is getting closer with the final text expected to be released in hours. it has missed at least one deadline, but the french foreign minister says he is hopeful for
an agreement. polls opening in saudi arabia in a landmark election in which women are allowed to vote and be candidates for the first time. around 900 women and six thousand men are rung for office in the elections. a nine hour taliban siege at a foreign guest house in the diplomatic air of the afghan area of cab you will has ended-- kabul leaving seven people dead. cairo's court of appeal is set to hear the trial. two years ago egypt's security forces killed hundreds of people against a military take over. in july 2013 tens of thousands of muslim brotherhood supporters gather in cairo to protest. for six weeks they called for the reinstatement of one who was ousted in a military coup. talks failed to end the
protests. on 14 august 2013 security forces raid the two camps. the number of dead from the raid on the square varys widely but it is estimated as many as a thousand people were killed. those behind the killings are not being tried. instead senior leaders of the out law muslim brotherhood have been implicated. >> reporter: it was a take over that lasted several weeks. the protesters in cairo were met with the full force of the state. thousands of women and children were among those occupying the square before security forces moved in. most of those killed were supporters of the post president and the muslim brotherhood which is now outlaud. human rights watching says at least 817 people were killed. 638 bodies were found.
the muslim brotherhood puts the casualty figure much higher at 2600. rights groups say it was one of the world's largest killings of demonstrators in a single day in recent history. now the case is before the appeal court, but most of those being tried are not the ones who open fire. most of the defendants are muslim brotherhood supporters. they included the leader. the accused are charged with unauthorised assembly, use of force, premeditated morbid and possession of weapons and bombs. the charges are called a cover up for the coup. a senior muslim brotherhood leader says the ukrainian staged a sit in to topple the president while raising arms against the
state and further: another trial has sentenceed to death 14 men, mostly muslim brotherhood members. they were found guilty of setting up an operation room at a camp. since the military take over more than 40,000 egyptians have been sentenced to dead. many don't expect the trial to be any different a hand grenade attack at a mosque in ethiopia's capital has left at least 24 people injured. violence has erupted in the past few weeks over a government development plan. an ethnic group is opposed to that plan. they say it undermines their rights. >> reporter: it's not known
exactly how many people have been killed. activists say this shows police firing at a demonstration more than 500 kilometres east of the capital. activists say protests like this happen every day. it is a contrast with the capital where they are springing up. contributing to the country's booming economy, one of the fastest growing in the world. the government plan to better integrate across the region is getting opposition from people who live here. no-one would speak on camera, but these farmers are being offered cash to give up their land to developers. the vast majority of the people that live around here and the soh rounding region are the
largest i think in particular group-- ethnic group. they've long accused the government of ignoring their political economic and cultural rights. police have shot dead a number of people at anti-government protests in recent days. we contacted people in villages where we had heard there had been protests and we recorded this conversation. >> translation: the federal police are here. it is impossible to move. three people are dead. there have people who have been wounded. some have been hit in their legs. there are others who have been imprisoned. >> reporter: this is the opposition leader. he served more than three and a half years of an eight year prison sentence for being involved in a terrorist organization. >> development is not only physical development or building, not only constructing
houses. it should be some kind of human development. those indigenous people on that area must be developed. there should be accommodation in which they must maintain their identity as well. >> reporter: government leaders say they are listening. >> the government will continue to take measures to address the protests of people. even 1% is one too many and the government will do everything necessary to bring action against those who are responsible for the loss of lives. >> reporter: as ethiopia builds towards the future, many of the people say they are increasingly left out the army of the democratic republic for congo will have
this man who was arrested in eastern of the country arrested this month, a former mayor. he is accused of orchestrating the massacre of tens of thousands of people. he is to be extradited to stand trial. the u.n. security council has condemned recent violence in burundi following a closed door meeting, it is considering additional measures against those who are not four political solution to the crisis. the talks have begun following a series of coordinated attacks on three army barracks in the capital bujumbura. at least 15 people were killed. >> reporter: gun fire and explosions closed down the capital on friday morning. violence in the land locked eastern african country has intensified over the last few days. sometimes at least 100 men have
ambushed the military. the attacks have mostly taken place in areas where there is strong p opposition to the president's third term in power. in bujumbura's other suburb men this police uniforms shot and killed neighbours. they say victims were taken to their homes, marched to the street and shot at point blank range. >> translation: they broke down the door and found this man in there. they carried him to the road and shot him. >> reporter: police say they've been conducting house to house searches looking for illegal weapons. on thursday they displayed a large cash and ammunition that they say was seized this week. unrest began in april when the president announced he would seek a third term in power. it is disputed whether or not the constitution allows it and
critics say a third five-year term violates a peace agreement that ended the 12-year civil war and put the president in power. more than 300,000 people were killed between 1993 and 2006. the ethnic violence pitted houthi rebels against the tutsi minority. 280 people have already been killed. world powers can concerned the political conflict could reignite ethnic issues the chinese internet giant alibaba is buying the morning post, the hong kong's biggest english newspaper and one of the oldestened respecteded publications in asia. the founder says the purchase is part of a plan to provide a global pot for the news in
china. a professor of politics at the chinese university of hong kong and he explained the motivation behind the acquisition >> this is part of a plan by the government to boost its soft power projection around the world and the morning post being an influential paper in the asia-pacific region, it will be used to project chinese soft power and also ensure that alibaba says coverage of china will no longer be biassed the mexican government has granted the first permit allowing the cultivation and possession of marijuana for personal use. health authorities say the permits will only apply to four individuals. they secured approval from a supreme court ruling last month and they hope mix co will be convinced to legalise marijuana.
cuba and the u.s. have agreed to restore a direct postal service suspended more than 50 years ago at the height of the cold war. this move is part of the process of improved diplomatic relations that was announced by president obama and castro in december last year. posts have been rerouted through a third country usually mexico or canada. it is 45 years since the beetles but, but in argentina the memory there is as sharp as it ever was. fans are celebrating the band's impact with a week-long music festival. a report on a nation's long affair with john paul george and ringo. >> reporter: the world's
largest collection of beetles memorabilia is here. this man became hooked as a boy when he heard the single in my life. >> translation: it was a revolution that exceed music, a revolution in fashion, design and art. the beetles interpreted that call for freedom that you find in young people. >> reporter: much of his collection is now in the club museum, the only one outside liverpool attracting thousands of visitors a year. >> translation: it is the music. kids know how to sing from the littlest. >> reporter: it is a long and winding road from liverpool to here, more than 11,000 kilometres, but 45 years after the band split up they are are as popular here now than ever before. the breelgtss striking a card in
the country's heart like no other band. this is 915th beetles week, a celebration of the band. this band from chile. >> translation: for me the beetles marked the point at which modern music began, from the point of view of the composition, the instruments, the vocals and more than anything the overall comment. >> reporter: and the fans stretch across the generations. >> translation: because of our age, we grew up during the period of beetles. it was our time. >> translation: i've liked them since i was a kid thanks to my parents and because of that passion i study music. >> reporter: culture, language and distance are no object stack em, it seems, for latin americans to come together.
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