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a passenger plane flying from dubai crashes after attempting to land in southern russia. dozens are killed. welcome. you're watching al jazeera live from our headquarters in doha. other top stories, extradition proceedings begin after belgian police arrest a suspect in the paris's attacks last year. a deal that will see refugees returned back to turkey.
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filipinos are gearing up for an election a fly dubai passenger plane has crash landed killing outline people on board. the bowing 737800 took off late on friday night. it had a scheduled flight time of four and a half hours to southern russia. the plane did a go around and then entered a holding pattern but the second attempted landing went wrong. live to our correspondent who is in our bureau in moscow. what else do we know? >> reporter: it's still early to get the full picture of what happened, but what we do know is that the crash happened at 3.50 in the morning, moscow, 0350 g.m. t. the plane first attempted to land and then it had to pick up altitude again and then stayed
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up there in the air for about two hours. it circled that airport ten times during those two hours before attempting a second landing. when it attempted that second landing, it and it failed and was trying to pick up altitude again because the position where it crashed between 50 to 100 metres to the left of the unway. it appears according to the initial statement by the investigators here in russia while it was trying to land the second time, the tail end of the plane clipped the ground and that's when it crashed and you see that big explosion that was caught on that cctv camera. investigators are on the site right now. they're cysting through the-- sifting through the debris. it spreads over 1 kilometer. we will get more throughout the day about that and once they
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find the black box they will be able to figure out what really happened on that plane what do we know of the people who were on board? >> reporter: we know that there were seven crew and 55 passengers, including four children. it was initially thought that they were russian nationals. but there were some ukraine, some spanish. it appears that there were other nationalities other than russians on that plan. another thing i would like to mention is that while this was happening to the flight, another airline, a russian airline that had departed from moscow, was in that same situation. it attempted to land athree times and then once diverted to another airport about 4000 kilometers away. certainly one question here
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arises why did the fly dubai plane stay there while all other planes were diverted. snoom fly dubai airlines has released a statement regarding the crash. here is a portion of that: an aviation industry specialist, chief correspondent for orien aviation. welcome to al jazeera br ballantine. what do you think happened here? >> it was a severe event. this landing in very poor conditions, and other airlines had diverted, it does seem unusual that this pilot did not divert. there could be an explanation for that.
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if he was flying for two hours around the airport, he may well have been running short of fuel and was given little choice but to try and attempt a landing on the face of it, that would be the obvious question that he had to address. if he had enough fuel to do those go-arounds, eight to ten times, why not go some place else, but that might have been too far away >> that's absolutely right. there are several airports in the area, three, one including where the winter olympics. these are all within reach. as long as you've got enough fuel to do it. he, perhaps, should have diverted almost immediately as other airlines were doing and headed for one of those airports, but the investigation once they get the black boxes and hear the conversation that was going on in the cockpit, why they made the decision, that will clarify a lot of that
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aspect of what occurred what's the safety record like of this particular aeroplane? >> it's very good. it's a relatively new airline. it has the financial back aring of the united arab emirates. these are all very new aircrafts that this airline is operating. the aircraft itself has an excellent safety record operating globally what will be, once the investigation finishes it's work, will be the trickle down message to pilots, because the weather can stay bad for a very long time there. >> yes. i think it's a question of situational awareness, that pilots have to be aware of situation where they are in terms of their flight, where fuel is, and the weather conditions. i mean, the weather conditions,
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we understand that there were winds over 80 km/h, which is very severe for an aircraft. visibility was bad. the very fact that other airlines were diverting should have been a very straightforward message to the crew of this aircraft. i think what will have to happen after the accident and once the investigation is finished is take a look at the pilot responses to these sorts of situations thank you very much. the authorities in france will start of the process of extraditing the main suspect in the paris attacks have november last year which killed 1 is 30 people. salah abdeslam was wounded and arrested after four months on the run. the family that kept him were also detained.
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>> reporter: salah abdeslam was among five people that were detained in molembeek. he had been on the run for four months. the immigration minister confirmed the arrest in a tweet saying simply "we got him". in a news conference soon after the capture, the french president francois hollande welcomed the break through. >> translation: salah abdeslam has been arrested and has been formally identified. my thoughts go to the victims of the november 13 attacks in paris and st denis because salah abdeslam is directly linked to the proposings, organization and unfortunately the perpetration of the attacks. >> reporter: paris will be seeking the urgent extradition of salah abdeslam so that he can be questioned and ultimately face trial back in france. police attention had repeatedly been drawn to molembeek, the
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brussels suburb where a number of the suicide bombers of the paris attacks had lived. he may have evaded capture as early as tuesday because his fingerprints were found in another district of brussels. 130 people were killed in paris on 13 november when attackers with links to i.s.i.l. stormed caf├ęs, a rock concert and a stadium. several of the attackers blew themselves up, including salah abdeslam's elder brother. salah abdeslam was driven back to brussels from paris hours later and became europe's most wanted man. his capture, wounded but alive, is a long awaited break through in the investigation into who was behind france's worst attack in decades. jacky rowland a judge in brazil has blocked the appointment of the
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former president dilma rousseff for the cabinet of tleader lula silva. there were protests which took place there this week. >> reporter: this is the hearted land the workers party. if they weren't heard here, they risk being drowned by last week's rallies. they criticized large sections of the media and the judiciary which they accused conducting a coup against the president. >> translation: here we have people would don't agree with what the president is doing, but we don't want to see a coup, the end of democracy. >> reporter: many were here in the hope that lula da silva would address the crowd. >> translation: we have got far more people than we expected. that should be enough if to you
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legit niz dilma rousseff's government. >> translation: we are willing to die if necessary. they won't take away from us the best president that brazil has had >> reporter: this is the biggest pro-government gathering. there were similar scenes across brazil >> have >> reporter: numbers are important here. it is an a strength to the government. this large showing has really only further polarized brazilian society. the opposition said it will respond repeating these protests seen last sunday, the biggest in recent history. angry what has been dubbed the car wash scandal, implicating business leaders and major politicians, including the former presidential lieu. lieu is the man that this crowd, the government supporters, came to hear. >> translation: i'm not going into the government to fight.
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i'm going to help my colleague dilma rousseff to do what she needs to do for this country. >> reporter: the supreme court was blocking his appointment to the cabinet. it means the investigation against lula da silva will continue. dilma rousseff hold on the presidency is weakened day six of the latest round of the syrian talks in geneva and the focus shifts to a top-level meeting between russia and the u.s. later this week. the u.n. envoy staffan de mistura set a meeting between kerry and lavrov could be crucial to secure a meaningful deal. james bays is in switzerland. >> reporter: at the end of the first week of these talks, a meeting between the u.n. special envoy and the head of the syrian government delegation ambassador. staffan de mistura has said he wants to get down to the key issue of political transition. when he spoke to reporters,
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ambassador made a statement saying he had focused on overall principles that should govern the process. >> thank you so much >> reporter: he did not take any questions. the main opposition block, the high negotiations committee, were holding an event to come memorandum or rate-- on the anniversary of the five-year war. the issues are not empowered and people believe they are here to delay. >> he doesn't have a decision there. we need a higher rank team that negotiates with us, a team that can make a decision right here in jooeven abecause we can make a decision on behalf of all people. >> reporter: special envoy, staffan de mistura, says the
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fact that talks were not collapseed and there were no walk outs was progress in itself. >> our principles are not just principles. they are the basis for then getting into deeply into what we consider a common ground for what is the issue, which is the mandate for the political decision. no question on that. >> reporter: in those public comments, staffan de mistura was perhaps months as tough as he has been in recent days on the syrian delegation. i'm told behind closed doors in their meeting, he had stern words for the ambassador telling him it was time to stop the delay and get down to the real issues a 17-year-old palestinian has been shot dead by israel' forces in the west brink. the palestinian ministry of health say that he tried to
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establish an israeli soldier. there have been violence in the areas. 204 palestinians and 29 israelis have been killed. still to come here for you on al jazeera, deforest station in pack sedan to be turned-- pakistan to be turned around by manting more trees. why these 20s will leaf their country if they could.
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target. welcome back. top stories from al jazeera. a passenger plane flying from dubai to russia has crashed on
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its second landing attempt. all 62 people on board the flight were killed. bad weather may have played a significant part. authorities in france will start of process of examples tra dieting-- extraditing the main suspect in france attacks last year. salah abdeslam has been arrested after four months on the run. four other people wre detained who had harboured him. the brazilian has blocked the appointment of lula da silva to the cabinet. it comes as there were rallies in mass protests across the country a dark day for humanitarian. that's how amnesty international has described the e.u. turkey deal over the migrant crisis. ministers in brussels signed off on the plan on friday. the e.u. will accept one syrian refugee housed in a turkish camp for each migrant returned from greece. the turkish authorities will receive millions of dollars to
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help finance the plan. our correspondent reports. >> reporter: it is a deal that will affect the lives of hundreds of thousands of stranded refugees and migrants. a game changer in a crisis that has shaken the very foundations of the european union. turkey has agreed to play a kraushl part of the stem of flow of refugees into europe >> turkey will get all those who are crossing to islands illegally, but meanwhile european countries will receive the same number of legal migrants from turkey. this very fair and encouraging steps for refugees as well. those who are looking for their future. >> some may think this agreement is a silver bullet, but the reality is it is complex. it is just one pill lar of the strategy and can only work if
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the other pillars are also implemented >> reporter: in return turkey has asked for the e.u. to be doubled to-- aid to be doubled to 6.7 billion dollars. also free travel for their citizens in the e.u. this could happen as early as june. the agreement will come into force at mid fight on sunday. all refugees arriving after that will be presaysed and returned to turkey. there are concerns that there will be a sudden surge of people to reach e.u. before the sunday deadline. worries about the legality of the deal, there is some discomfort among e.u. state who are worried about returning refugees back to a country that they say has a questionable attitude to civil liberties and human rights. >> such a situation will violate
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human rights. from a moral and political perspective, you cannot exchange money with people. to control the flows without providing on proper medical assistance and proper training and access for refugee with the labor market, it will be actually nothing. >> reporter: when it comes to reducing the number of people arriving in europe, the e.u. needs turkey on side. turkey knows it has a powerful role to play the philippines is among the country's most exposed to natural disasters in the world. thousands of people were killed and displaced as many. candidates will focus on climate change on sunday. our correspondent reports now. >> reporter: fish willing villages like this one are slowly recovering.
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it has been tough for this man. four generations of this family have earned their income from the sea. there are fewer fish now. two and a half years ago the typhoon struck the area. he relies on charity and they continue to build their fishing industry. >> translation: for nearly two and a half years the authorities wasted time. now national agencies and politicians are fighting over who is blame for the lack of action. i want to hear what the presidential candidates are going to do about the situation >> reporter: the effects of typhoon were catastrophic. the category five storm had winds of up to 285 km/h and battered the coastline destroying anything in its path. as many as 7,500 were killed or are still missing. thousands more were displaced. in this village a thousand were killed, 900 of them fishermen. last year french president
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francois hollande came to see the effects climate change has had on the philippines. at the time france was proposing to head the summit on climate change. many schools were used as shelters. reconstruction is continuing. the government has allocated 3.6 billion dollars to all storm affected areas. aid workers say this is a step in the right direction. >> more needs to be done to ensure that people's livelihoods are also protected. that needs investment. people need to be supported to change how they're actually earning an income and then there needs to be the necessary infrastructure around farm iingo that they won't be further jeopardized when another typhoon
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comes. many hope the new president will do more to help them pakistan ask one of the world's most vulnerable countries to climate change. rapid deforestation is adding to the risk. to tackle the problem the government has pledged to plant 100 million trees. >> reporter: the mountain slopes in the distance show how quickly forests here are disappearing. thousands of trees are being shopped down and transported by illegal loggers. the timber behalf ee a-- mafie as they're locally known causes deforestation. pakistan has already missed an agreed target for increasing forest coverage by 2015. it is among the most valuable countries to climate change. environmentali environmentalists want the
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government to plant nor trees which will help mitigate natural disasters. conservationists say there's a link between weather and clearing. an initiative to plant 100,000 plants. this nursery is where sap also lings will be planted. >> it is about one million plants and by six million plants have been shifd to the plantation. >> reporter: many have welcomed the planting effort but saying the government is destroying street work and cities. >> you have all these reforestation, but if you see be islamab islamabad, we are having a lot
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of the deforestation which is not good for the country. >> reporter: local farmers are encouraged by plantation campaigns and they're already achieving results. >> translation: we have many benefits such as financial, environmental and also fuel that we get by having the branches >> reporter: the most immediate advantage of planting these trees is that we have cleaner air. >> reporter: unless the effort increased forest cover is increased, conservationists fear they will have continuing problems cricket fans across india have been praying for their national team ahead of a clash with pakistan in the t20 world cup. fans held a traditional ceremony. india have had a shaky start after losing to england by 47 runs. matches between india and pakistan are the greatest crowd
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pullers owing to the rocky relations between the two countries. when the south korea president came to power three years ago, she called for a second national miracle. park geun-hye wanted one that would match their progress. the goal seems a long way off. >> reporter: it's a busy evening here. a young crowd is checking out a new area of bars and restaurants. they live in one of the most happening cities in one of its richest countries. many carry not so hidden precious and concerns. these final year students are playing a game which tells them whether they belong to the dirt spoon, silver spoon or gold spoon class. >> translation: it does occur to me that i should settle for what i can get rather than what i want to do >> translation: even if you get a job, the companies are tough.
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i can see why people want to leave >> reporter: south korea has some of the longest work hours in the world. a recent poll of job seekers by a recruit site suggested 80% of the members in their 20s would leave the country if they could. for many young south koreans, working in a job you don't like, is a reward of houng hours of study. it is hardlily an appealing prospect. this is a map to one website has named hell korea. the puddle of jobless lays outside the large companies. some seek shelter for government employees. these days this man works for a union representing casual workers. he has personal experience. twice putting her university studies on hold to work in backache rees. she still hasn't finished her degree. >> translation: to get a job ask not easy. about even if you find a job,
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it's an irregular position or one-year contract. it's not something you can fix through your own efforts >> reporter: it is an issue that the government says it recognises as a serious one. it says job creation is the chief priority. >> translation: this is a simple show of complaint or discontent. we have to see it as a real phenomenon. we believe it gives us a task to come up with solutions. >> reporter: some know a coming of their own, like these people who own and operate the restaurant set up inside former printing factories in a block they've called passion island >> translation: blaming a dirt spoon, that leaves you no option to escape. you have to find a way of facing it, finding out what you can do well. >> reporter: it's a message of apostasity, but for many young south koreans who feel the pressure of making progress on a predetermined path and the pain of failing might be one hard to
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