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british inquiry finds russian sha's president probably approved the killing of alexandar. protests over mass unemployment spreads. and cracking down on slackers italy's prime minister unveiled new rules within two
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days. >> al-shabaab the armed group storm add popular restaurant in the capitol. a powerful explosion from a suspected car bomb was heard. that was followed by gunfire. on the beach here, there is the beach view cafe. and this is the lead beach. let's take a look at the latest pictures not a lot of light, but you can hear the gunfire. that become as little bit less distinct, it continues for several minutes. and indeed the smalley armed forces special unit, who the government told us survived on the scene pretty quickly,
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this was a graduation party. apparently there attended by local dig nitries. our correspondent let's hear from her now, as she has covered the region extensively, as she sends us this. >> it was very dark, pitch dark, very hard to put together exactly what is going on, the national attendance agency has been posting a series of tweets and they did confirm that they have captures the man who was leading this attack and they are pursuing the other gang men as well. at that place celebrating there was a wedding ceremony as well, the national agency said the bride and bridegroom have been reaccused, we don't know the fate of other people in that place, and this is a place that is frequented by many people somalia has very few recreational facilities
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and this is the beginning. so many people would be there just enjoying and trying to reare lax after a hard week now we are hearing some of the gang men came in using boats that the gunshots at the start and that's where people started running to the exit, towards the gates and that's when a vehicle that was parked there exploded, people are being told to keep away from vehicles packed we are also being told that people are being evacuated but you can imagine it is a very dire situation, a very confusing as well we are getting some reports of another explosion or at least the sound of another explosion, we will investigate that, while we do let's bring in security analyst, i was talking to the government spokesman that said -- that the security
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situation was under control that there were no casualties what are you hearing? >> i think that might be optimistic, we are will know soon enough how much of a death toll there is, from what i have been hearing and what i know of those sorts of attacks when a group of gunman comes in and starts spreading and killing spraying guns, and killing people, i don't see how there would not be any casualties. i suspect the death toll will be quite higher than the government expects. >> this is some distance from the kenyan border, is it not? therefore the african union forces the kenyan forces who were helping in the battle against al-shabaab in the south would not have been in evidence here? >> yes, most probably not. for a lot of the officials the issue was kind of safe
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compares to other areas but that's where al-shabaab is very very strong being able to put off attacks against government officials, against soft targets like this, and that's why they are fighting for the hearts and minds of al-shabaab. ♪ an inquiry into the death of the former k.g.b. agent has concluded that his murder was in it's words probably approved by the russian president vladimir putin, he died after drinking tea which had been laced with a rare radio active iso top. he says the investigation was poison the relationship between the two countries. more now from eave barker. >> the long awaited murder inquiry has led investigators right to the very doors of
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the kremlin. the findings say the president probably personally sanctions alexandar's murder, because of a long personal feud. the f. ts.b. has also been implicated and what was described as a state sponsored assassination. >> the ethicacy, was probably approved, the head of the f.s.b., and also by president putin. the report says these former agents poisons alexandar, with radio active polonium 210, at this london hotel. it also says this was their second murder attempt speaking in russia, he called the allegations nonrecess.
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>> everything that's being said by the british media, refers to an open and public hearing is a lie, outrageous lie, and i can't find any other word to describe it. >> his wife and son say they are happy with the findings. they are urging the government to punish them with sanctions. >> i am calling immediately for the exclusion from the u.k. of all russian intelligence operatives. i am also calling for the imposition of targeted economy sanctions and advance against named individuals. including mr. putin. >> summons to the foreign office, the ambassador to the u.k., moscow says the findings are base less. >> we consider the case, and the way that it was disposed of provocation.
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of the british authorities. >> the government now says lit freeze the assets of those suspected of the killing. it was a murder straight out of a cold war spy novel, the former russian agent had defected to the west becoming a british citizen, only to be hunted down and poisons on british soil, apparently by his former colleagues. the new report suggests there is antagonism, dating back to the 1990's. he made repeated personal acing tabs on putin, accusing him of petted feel yeah. the public inquiry has no political influence alone. but with the cooperation needed when it comes to defeating isil and syria, a full blown row is the last thing the government wants. al jazeera, london. >> police have used tear gas on protestors during a third day of demonstrations. at least one policeman died in the unrest, it is reported the unrest to have been
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sparked by a man who took his own life after being refused a public sector job. the government announced now a series to try to diffuse the tension. the latest. >> the feeling of desperation is real. this prose for to is threatening to commit suicide. his colleagues save him at the last minute. tension is mounting and the crowd is losing patience. but one of the leaders of the protest movement. lagrange waited in the university eight years ago. he has been looking for work ever since. >> we are united against discrimination, and marginalization. we have suffered for decades,
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we don't feel like we belong to this country, because government officials they don't care about us. >> there's a budget for building roads hospitals and providing electricity for the city. but nothing has been done. i come from the poorest place, to denounce corruption. >> the crowd converges near the station. moments later, they start hurling stones at policemen, who are asked by their commanders to show self-restraint. they will not fire tear gas unless the situation gets worse. as protests spread, they have little option but to try to contain discontent before the situation degenerates even further. al jazeera. at least ten people have been killed and more than a dozen hurt.
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several police officers are among those that died. near cairo, the state news agency there is reporting that the bodies of five attackers were found inside. >> and al jazeera news team has gone missing in many the yemen city as they come to events there, correspondent and crew members and they were last seen on monday evening, there are thoughts that they have been kidnapped. >> a law which would allow authorities to confiscate the money from refugees and asylum speakers is being debated. changes to the impact gives the government the power to seize assets from refugees to fund resettlement. the measures have been strongly criticized. a vote on tuesday on the plan changes amnesty international calling on parliament to reject it all, calling on the measures.
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there's an economic argument here, for the crisis, we are losing a generation as we speak. caught up in -- the crisis, most are losing valuable time that in some cases they can't make up. and that means there will be less likely to get a good job, and to better themselves. so you are creating an issue here, you has to come together and resolve it as a region.
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i think we are seeing massive failure, on behalf of the leaders to make it a reality and in the interim, you have all these children in refugee camps particularly the middle east, what can you do for them over than the short term which is to keep them alive, but for their education? >> a lot of these people are highly educated, highly motivated. they want to work, they set up businesses this is the camp, there's a buzzing shopping streak in the camp so we work with young people, and help them from really the basic hollywood term to how do you prepare for even tersery education rebel commander is up before the international criminal court. we will also have the latest
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on bush fires spreading across tasmania here on al jazeera.
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at least three people have reported to have died after a gun attack on a seaside restaurant. in somalia's capitol. a british inquiry into the former spy turned british agent. has concluded but vladimir putin the russian president probably approved the murder. and at least one policeman has died as riots over mass
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unemployment have spilled into a third day and moved to several cities. international criminal court is trying to work out whether there is enough evidence for a former uganda rebel command tore stand trial for crimes against humanity. dominique facing 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity, in northern uganda, he is a former childson who rose through the ranks of the rebel group slaughtering civilians and ordered cannibalism dozens have gathers here, in 2004, been charged with orders people have gathers and they are watch progress seedings on the t.v. as well as inside one of the classrooms behind and the officials here are answering questions one of the limited factors is the
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proceedings are broadcast in english, and most people here don't speak english, because their education was interrupted by the war. so they are not getting to understand fully what is going on they say this community really suffered because of his actions. >> question ran deal eight-year-old grandson was shot dead as she ran for her life. that was right here, at the time it was a crowded camp, rebel fight evers attacked. she says a bullet entered her cheek, and blew off the other side of her jaw, she has had to eat by sucking her food ever since. i was one of the victims, i want him to be given a death
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sentence, if he ever comes back he will kill us all. >> they have seen an nra commander, he was brought to the criminal court a year ago, just after his surrender in the african republic. the rebels turned against the people they claim to represent, casualty ducting tens of thousands of children, forcing them to become fighters and sex slaves. thousands died of disease, she was in a a camp when they attacked. at the time, this whole area was full. the rebels came from this direction, setting them on fire, ab ducting some people and killing others. the emany moral here to those that died and the i.c.c. prosecutor ordered the attack. >> and he met one of the
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wives and their children. his family says he lived here until he was 14, and shouldn't stand trial because he was ab ducted by the nra on his way home from school, his wife also says she was ab ducted and then married. >> the two people i want to see are the leader because he created the group, and also the president of uganda, because he protected us. my parents and dominic's parents were killed. justice has been slow if not accent. >> why not the government. they cannot prosecute crimes retrospectively, so they only look at crimes after 2002. and that is where the challenge has been. >> but there's interest in on doing pending trials because
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of what happens here. but the court is to decide if this is enough for the trial to go ahead. malcolm web, al jazeera. the family of a couple kidnapped last week have been asking for their safer release. they were taken on the same day that the government attack add hotel, in the capitol. more than 30 people, our correspondent is where the couple were snatched from. >> the clinic where dr. kent and his wife treated patients. it is one of the poorest corners and the last stop before you cross the border into mali. they built the clinic up, the only facileny in town. the only section of the hospital treatment here has almost stopped.
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we are only attended to those that doctor already operated on. >> both of them are above 80 years old. they are too old. i am afraid they won't survive the dessert and is the conditions their captives might hold them under. >> it is from here that the camp -- their home for most of the past 44 years. no reason has been given for the abduction, and no one knows where they have been kept. arms grouped are known for kidnapping for ransom of a way of raising funds for their activities.
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he is a kind man that has dedicated his wife to serving others. >> news of the kidnapping came on the day, and a market hotel and capitol. it is unclear if the elderly couple is related to the al quaida attack. the rate of the group is believed to be holding them. the group is based but operates through other country to impose islamic law. the hospital waits to be attended to. in the absence of the man may call the elder, it is unlikely they will get the treatment they need. al jazeera.
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>> brigadier general aaccuses him of embezzling funds and saying he is trying to hold on to power by promoting his family. he also claims that he used army money to set up personal militia, who is operators say include kidnapping. let's hear now from the brigadier general. >> by god we have had it with the constant violations, the assassination, the abuse, burning residents, demolishing them, forcing civilians to flee and elsewhere, i can no longer be associated and i here by disassociate myself from him and his irrational and illegal actions. here i say yes i used to
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believe in him, but no more, may god curse him against the libyan people. >> israel says it is going to take an year after fur tile land in the occupied west bank. another significant step for the columbian peace process, the government there has released some prisoners previously announced he would pardon 30 from what are called the arm forces of columbia. >> a day after the president announce add joint request
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from the government for u.n. mission to observe a cease fire. four of those pardons are now on their way to cuba, to try to have peace talks there. >> there is a lot to do and much to build, we hope to materialize our dreams and desires. we take on our challenges and true paisana's our commitment to the country. because our reason for existing there's no peace without freedom, this is the first group. >> people living in the australia state of tasmania are being hold to get out of their homes. about 70 bush fires are out of control, and the towns are under threat of what is called an ember tag, there's a burning little floaty bit, so far no homes have been lost.
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36,000 hectors have so far been burned. the monetary fund are forecasting zero economic growth for latin america. already in recession, the editor reports on how the plummeted price of commodities is having a severe effect. wouldyear-old would recollects the for a home company. after work he checks to see if there are any job openings to no avail. >> i made an important investment, but i don't see any future here any more. >> morales is a victim of the plummeting price of the number one export, copper, which week fell further below the red line of $2 a pound. put chill li is far from alone. it leads all experts to
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forecast zero economic growth for latin america this year. the reduce appetite is one of the reasons but nothing is hurting south america's economy as much as the continuing drop in the price of oil from columbian venezuela, to bolivia, argentina, and brazil, the impact enormous and it is forcing them to drastically reduce their spending. >> the u.n. council cautions against slashing social spending in the a region which is almost the most unequal many the world and where instability can lead to unrest. >> you have to do intelligence fiscal adjustments. trying to protect public investment, and trying to protect social expense. not only because we think that public investment will solve the problem by itself, but publish investment is a
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key element to crowding few while the entire region, with the exception of central america is suffering from what is called negative external shock, the economy minister does see a silver lining our economy, to make our economy less depend on copper that is why the social nation diversification of our economy the problem is is that millions of latin americas already impacted by and crisis don't have the luxury to wait for a long term remedy. there's been a series of recent investigations highlighting instances where people are clocking into work
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and then leaving to go about their own business. a notoriously inefficient public sector, thanks to job protection. for all the stories, >> this week on "talk to al jazeera", one of the most recognizable singers of a generation - kate pierson of the b-52s. >> (singing the song "love shack"). >> the greatest thing i think a band can do is give people this joy and make them happy and make them dance or sing or just, you know, just kind of give them a joy. >> the group was once given the title "america's favorite party band" by rolling stone, but pierson said beneath the bee-hives, there was a message.