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>> very good to have your company. you're watching the al jazeera news hour live from london. i'm a david foster, and this is what we'll be looking at in the course of the next 60 minutes. solidarity in the center of brussels. as the city mourns through more suspects are taken into custody. pressure on iran and syria. the u.s. said it has killed the man in charge of the group'
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isis' finances. >> in sports it's all over for pakistani cricket twenty20 world cup. the 2009 champions beaten by australia mean they can't reach the semifinals. >> they decided to come together. thousands gathering in the belgium capital in the center of brussels to remember those who lost their lives' in tuesday's suicide attacks. this was earlier today 31 people we know have been killed. their identities have been released including american, british, chinese, and french and dutch citizens as well as
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belgium's. on friday there were series of raids carried out by belgium police aimed at breaking up the network behind the attack. three men arrested. two of them shot in the leg during the raid. and the french interior minister said that an imminent attack in his country was foiled when the police found suspect there. >> the man refused to remove his rucksack. so the police shot him. afterwards a robot was sent in to investigate. a man was wounded an and arrested. >> we heard a boom. we thought it might an car accident. we then heard a second boom and saw heavily armed police. when we tried to get close they
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told us to get out of the way. >> we were asked to stay indoors all the time it was going on because the police were worried there might be another shooter. >> on thursday the del gym authorities reduced the vet level suggesting that the danger had abated somewhat. as these events show tension in the city is still very high. the incident was not the only one in brussels on friday. other people were picked up by the authorities elsewhere in the city. the investigation into the bombings now shows that one of the airport bombers was najim laachraoui. his brother had spoken to the media. >> why did you stop contact with him? >> because he was in syria. >> did you try to get hold of him? >> he was in syria. it's difficult to get a phone number. >> was it his choice or your family's? >> no, it was a technical choice oh or our choice. i have no idea. there were no more contacts. >> while the hunt for those involved in the attacks goes on,
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elsewhere the third and last day of national mourning has been observed. the u.s. secretary of state paid his respects to the victims in a ceremony at the airport. john kerry expressed his sympathy to the people of brussels. >> after 9/11 belgiums and others came together and you showed solidarity with us, the victims in new york, washington and pennsylvania. then voices all declared. so now we declare. [ speaking french ] >> while the official period of condolence has come to an end, the official search for answers goes on. dominic kane, al jazeera, brussels.
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>> in frontal system authorities say that they have avoided another major attack after police raided the parissen apartment. there were protests on the streets of paris regarding public safety. we have reports from paris. >> the day after the dramatic raid and france is wondering how close it came to suffering another major attack. security forces moved in on thursday night securing an apartment here. they found both explosives and weapons. it was still there when france's interior minister addressed the nation. >> this operation follows an important arrest made by the director of security. >> and this is the suspect, 34-year-old, he was jailed in an sentence i can't. he was the suspected organizer
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of the paris attacks last september. inevitably many people are wondering in europe how such suspects could escape capture and continue with attacks. president holland called for better information sharing between the states. >> if we have this shared intelligence strategy knowing where they might be, knowing how they can use their, quote, skills learned into syria, better we have the capability of preventing these attacks. >> in belgium this week's events led to the justice interior ministers offering to resign. while here in france politicians were the ruling party accept there have been security failures. >> we did not do enough, and we did not act quickly enough.
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there are a number of measures that have been planned for some that need the european parliament to prove it. especially the system to recou record air passenger details to track people's movements. >> before the raid there was an out pouring of anger in paris, this demonstration requiring heavy police presence. >> this may be changing the country's labor laws, but many people are worried about security. and more about what applications can do to make--what politicians can do to make them safer. >> that's a question echoing around europe right now. al jazeera. paris. >> isil says it has carried out a suicide blast. it was in the city 50 kill
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motors south of baghdad. 59 people were killed and another 60 wound: at least 22 people, ten of them civilians, have died following three suicide bombs in yemen. isil claimed responsibility for the attacks in the southern port city of aden. witnesses say that a suicide car bomb struck a military checkpoint and two other check points on a road lead to go a base used by the saudi-led military. now the man in charge of isil finance's is dead according to the u.s. a news conference at the pentagon, the u.s. defense secretary ash carter refused to say how or when he was killed. only that he was eliminated. from washington, al jazeera's adam fisher reports. >> the momentum of this campaign is now clearly on our side. >> the u.s. claims this is a significant step in the battle against isis the killing of the group's main money man. >> we're systematically eliminating isil's cabinet.
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indeed, the u.s. military killed several key isil terrorists this week, including, we believe, hadji ,iman, an isil senior leader serving as isil minister. he was a well-known terrorist. >> this is hadji aman. eeriness officered to isil after his release from prison in iraq in 2012. this is the second time he has been declared dead. the iraqis believe they killed him last year. in the days after the attacks in brussels, the u.s. believes this is an important victory. >> if they're directed we want to get at the people, and that's what we're doing, and eliminating the people who are directing them. even if it's inspiration it takes you back to iraq and syria and the need to eliminate the sources of that inspiration. >> one middle east observer say
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that isil is under growing pressure. >> what we're seeing in the last couple of months with the offensive attacks. these are signs of a group in retreat and it's sign of a strategic change. for that end eliminating leadership becomes increasingly important and it's targets and it's strategy going forward. >> it's been revealed that the present gone will ask the president to increase drop numbers as they retake mosul gears up. it's unclear where the information came from that allowed the americans to target the aman. >> in syria, government forces
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retake palmyra. they have captured the ancient citadel. now the recapture would be a significant victory for president assad forces. political analyst from george state university joining me from atlanta. if the man in charge of isil's finances have been killed, how significant would that be? >> well, it would certainly be significant as progress for the coalition. it would be another senior leader of islamic state being killed by the owe addition, which is by all accounts a good thing. however, we have to focus on the fact that islamic state has built itself upon its
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institutions, not upon individuals. and it will have someone who will replace hadji iman in a couple of days. >> you don't think that would be the end for the group? >> i don't, no. i think that the caliphate is the thing that is symbolic driver of islamic state. the fact that it has declared the caliphate, and it is waging war against the crusade. and that the islamic state claims to be fighting. the thing is if they would be killed that would have a larger effect and perhaps there would be defects, but it would not solve the issue. but there is a large portion of the idea, the real kind of hardcore of islamic state
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supporters that would continue to support the caliphate regardless of who the call fat was. >> there was a 7 million-dollar bounty on haji iman's head. we don't know how they got their information, b this was a raid, perhaps ground-led than rather from the air. that would be interesting, wouldn't it? >> it certainly would. the secretary of defense comments this morning, he's careful in what words he used and also in the earlier reports about haji iman's death. it was not an airstrike. it was a raid or inside operation inside syria. this is not the first time that this has happened. it has propaganda value for the coalition. it shows that they have this human intelligence that can go right to the top of the islamic state leadership. that's important. it does mean that there is less chance of collateral damage and more chance of certainty. it would be interesting.
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and it points to an increasing trend that there is generally more human intelligence gathering infrastructure within syria and iraq, within islamic state's heartland. >> if no one in particular is in charge in directing the operations as you surmise, then the attacks we've seen within the last week or so and going back to november, would they in your opinion be self starters and in a sense sort of pointing out that there is no need for massive leadership. it all points to a decaying leadership because of what is happening in terms of degradation? >> i think that the leadership structures of the islamic state are critical. they have very strong direction from the very top of the islamic state structure. but what i mean is that you can't degrade the organization entirely simply by killing individuals here and there.
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the institutions that those individuals sit at the top of will bear new leaders. the attacks in brussels just as the attacks in paris, they clearly did have connections to islamic state, the organization. i really wouldn't be surprised if in the next couple of months they see more individuals in perhaps the attackers rather the perpetrators of brussels are involved in this scenarios. that was a big indication for me when the paris attacks about a month or two months after the paris attacks, that this is something that had been certainly planned for a very long time. there is footage of these individuals the bedding of their victims for an official of islamic state media outlet long before the attack. that points to a calculated strategy that was forged many, many months in advance. >> appreciate your time. thank you.
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thousands of iraqis have been rallying in baghdad urging their prime minister to form a new cabinet. supporters of iraq's powerful cleric are calling for an end of corruption. tens of thousands of turned up. they said hyder al abadi should replace some of his ministers. let's hear the latest developments from baghdad. >> this is the man which hold the offices of the iraqi authority they're calling for reforms. they're saying that there will be there is elected prime minister takes real measures to form the country's administration and fight corruption.
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appointed by previous governments to be dismissed. the protest comes at the time when iraqi prime minister is about to announce a new cabinet. they have said in this long promised they will bring specialists, ministers that are not applying with any political party. >> two leading journalists go on trial in turkey. stay with us for that and a case seen elsewhere as a test of media freedom. and from ethiopia, the roma people continue their fight against the government and accuse them of trying to steal their line. two of barcelona's best are set to collide on national duties. we have more coming up a little bit later. >> now the greek government has dispatched a whole fleet of buses on the greece-macedonia
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border. the idea is to take the refugee who is are there and move them to supposedly better accommodations. few have taken up the offer, and others are refuse to go. they say they're going to stay there until their borders reopen and they can continue their journey into europe. >> this time the government in greece has been able to convince migrants and refugees to move. some people are now convinced that the border with macedon in a will not open. the police explain to them that the evacuation is voluntary and the conditions in government-run camps are better. but the majority of people are still refusing to go. they prefer to stay here where they have been for weeks. for now they're blocking the railway tracks leading across the border. they're hoping their blockade will help to persuade the macedonia authorities on the other side to let them in. >> people came here to cross, not stay in camps. some people have been separated from their families. i have two children in germany.
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one in the relocation program and another somewhere else. what do i do? >> the refugees are losing patience and they fear that the e.u. programs to relocate them across the don't inspect will take months. we are human being beings, they say, and it may take some time. >> there are some challenges in this program, and they're due to logistical issues. the capacity is limited. we know, for instance, that they're recruiting more people, and so we know for sure that in the next days the capacity will increase. >> greece is now home to 50,000 migrants and refugees who say they feel trapped. >> people are confused here. there is a lot of uncertainty and the conditions are only getting worse. according to the united nations among the population of more than 12,000 people, $4,000 are
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children. and the tents do little to protect them from the rain and the cold. this family is so desperate that they say they want to go back to syria, even if it means returning to raqqa, they have no money left. this man sold all he owned to reach here, now they find themselves sharing a tent with dozens of others. >> staying back in syria is better than staying here even though our house has been destroyed and we sold everything to pay for our journey. we escaped death there, but here we are dying. send us back. >> this is the latest flash point in the refugee crisis. this was not their intended final destination but it has become just that with more and more losing hope. al jazeera. >> in turkey the trial of two newspaper journalists accused of revealing state secrets have been adjourned. the editor in chief left the
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istanbul courthouse in front of his anchor bureau chief. last year their paper released video to prove that turkey was smuggling arms to tuma turkmen fighters in syria. >> there is a cash 22 situation. there is a policy power caught in front of the world. they tried and did everything to cover up their situation. and to date the trial we said we came here to judge, not to be judged. and they didn't want this adjustment to be scene and they decided to make it a closed session. >> the decision of the constitutional court is clear and obvious. this is an act of journalism. we're on trial because we were doing our job. we'll come here on the first of april and defend the decision of
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the constitutional court together, which is turkey's highest court. we will defend the freedoms. >> so the conclusive end of the first day of this criminal while, these two up in journalists, when they came out said that since they were released from pretrial detention last month, they've been experiencing a kind of a half freedom knowing that this trial date was coming up, knowing that they might be put back into prison by the end of these proceedings this friday. that didn't happen. they would said they would remain in that state of half freedom for another week while they awaited the next trial date. the centers this case around the two men's publication in their newspaper last may of the story and, indeed, video, the up in saying showing the national agency was smuggling arms into
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war. he the newspaper said that it was being transported to jihadi fighters. and the government denied that. there was furious reaction from the government especially from president erdogan who said that they would pay a heavy price. they're charged with trying to overthrow the government with espionage and aiding a terror group. they said they did nothing of the kind. simply committing an act of journalism. this trial will continue and it's very much the focus of a larger debate in the country about the issue of the freedom of the press. >> harry fawcett reporting there from turkey. now to ethiopia where government leaders say they will address the demands made during recent protests. rights groups are saying that at least 200 people are being killed in a crackdown by security forces. charles bradford reports.
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>> they say they were shot in their legs. it happened during a crackdown on an anti-government demonstration near their house last month. >> i was in the backyard walking to the house when i was shot. my brother was in the house. i couldn't walk. i was bleeding. then i was hit again. when i was on the ground i fell the pain. then my brother came to help me, and he was shot, too. >> despite the ethiopian government's crackdown, anger continues. the government says it wants to improve roads, development and services in the aromia region. aroma say it's a land grab. the government now cancels the planned and said it wants to consult the aromo of how to move forward. but the aromo have for decades accused the government of
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corruption and denying their rights. >> both local and foreign journalists have suffered intimidation and have been detained. and some local journalists we've spoken to say they've been too afraid to even try and cover the crisis. human rights investigators say they're literally putting their lives at risk trying to gather accurate information. >> the human rights abuse investigators insisted that we hide his identity. >> it's very dangerous. everybody is living in fear. they imprison people every day. people have disappeared. doing this work is like selling my life. >> this lawyer describes what he says are testimonies from families of the dead. >> many of the people who were killed after the protests took place. many of the people were shot in the back. some shot in the head, which shows the corroboration of the
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reports we have from victims' families. >> the government said that claims are exaggerated. >> the people, whether they are civilians or officials involved in exercises of force, for example, will be held responsible. >> young people who so many aromo say suffer the consequences of demanding a better life. charles stratford, al jazeera. >> stay with us, if you can, on this al jazeera news hour. we're going to tell you why chinese authorities are believed to have detained 20 people for publishing a letter. also, the philanthropists of north korea. why the state leaders are opening their checkbooks to fund the cambodian museum.
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and find out if they can hit their ways to the semifinals with the twenty20 world cup.
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>> the only live national news show at 11:00 eastern. >> we start with breaking news. >> let's take a closer look.
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>> you're watching the news hour. i'm david foster and these are the top stories. hundreds of people have gathered in brussels for a memorial service for those who lost their lives in tuesday's suicide attacks. belgium police have arrested three people in raids across the city. u.s. government is saying that a senior isil leader has been killed in a raid on thursday. the pentagon said that he was in charge of the group's finances. the trial of two turkish up in journalists accused of revealing state secrets has been adjourned. the politicians refused to leave the closed hearing. more names are emerging as hundreds of people killed, injured or missing after tuesday's attacks in brussels. friday prayers in the capital of belgium were dominated by
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tuesday's events. and one paying tribute to a teach who are died. jacky rowland reports. >> a solemn moment of commemoration. students at this islamic school in brussels had just learned their gym teacher was among those killed in the metro bombing. the school governors are still digesting the news. they're shocked and they're also angry. >> we can't be anything but angry. and reject the beliefs that these people who claim to be muslims. there is no reasonable in the world that advocates killing human beings. >> a young mother with three sons. at school she was popular with students and teachers alike. several people we spoke to said she was like a sister. >> the students have been encouraged to express themselves
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in drawings and poems and messages. the other teachers hope this will help the children come to terms with their loss. >> in mosques around brussels the attacks have dominated friday prayers. muslims have been thinking about their place in belgium society, and they're worried about the future. >> it's natural that we're afraid of what is happening. we're apart of this society. my son asked me, dad, these things that are happening, does islam permit that? i said no, religion for bids that. >> this muslim member of the brussels parliament said that the actions of a few radicalized young men have overshadowed her whole community. >> i hear of my own children is like can we still say that we are muslim? shouldn't we, like, be secret about it? can we say well, really okay,
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everything that has to do with religion has become contaminated. >> events of the last week show that muslims are just as likely to be victims of attacks of other members of society. they also know that the perpetrators have hijacked their religion to justify these acts of violence. jacky rowland, al jazeera, brussels. >> there have been protests outside of police stations in paris after video emerged of an officer beating up a teenager. the recording of the alleged beating took place at a reform demonstration on thursday. and reportedly shows two policemen holding up a 15-year-old boy while another punches him. the government accused of u.n. war crime tribunal being
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biased serbia. in 19,958,000 bosnian men and boys were killed. the serbian justice minister said that all sides of the conflict committed crimes. >> the serbian government equally condemns crimes and condemns the crimes committed against the serbs in croatia and bosnia and each crime should be punished as well as each individual who took part in it. >> we will not allow anyone to use the verdict against the former president of the public to point their fingers at us and we clearly warn that this verdict must not be used to jeopardize the freedom and survival of our people. >> egyptian police are now blaming a criminal gang for
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torturing and murdering an italian student at the beginning of the year. they're questioning that claim that security forces were involved in the death. >> egypt's interior ministry said that gang members posed as police officers and this is what they say they found at the scene. identity cards, a pass poured, phones and a bag bearing the italian flag all belonging to the murdered italian student. the 28-year-old went missing in cairo. the fifth anniversary of the up rising in egypt that toppled president hosni mubarak. occupies confirm that he had been fortured. his body beaten, burned and electrocuted. his friends and family have been holding vigils ever since to keep up the pressure on the disappearance and death. the cambridge university student
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was researching egypt's trade union movement. they blame egypt security forces saying that torture marks on jamie's body was consistent with other cases of torture and forced disappearances allegedly by security services. the government has consistently denied the allegations. >> it's very annoying and frustrating to hear of accusations and rumors about the involvement of security agencies. the egyptian security ages are known for integrity and transparency. >> they have a long history of accountabilities, and i brief this has to do with the way the police force and police men are being trained right when they are candidates, they're trained to disrespect human rights. >> an exchange on egyptian state tv two weeks ago does little to
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dampen suspicions of a government cover up. they're speaking here on egyptian tv. >> he says we haven't found a scapegoat yet. tv hosts responds, this is funny and sad at the same time. egypt's interior ministry said that all four members of the alleged criminal gang were shot dead on thursday. the same men now being blamed for the murder. al jazeera. >> chinese authorities are believed to have detained 20 people in connection with the publication of an open letter criticizing president xi jinpin xi jinping. the letter was published earlier this month on a state backed news site. >> the chinese living in the united states said that his parents and younger brother were taken by police on tuesday and
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haven't been heard from since. he said that police had been harassing his family members for more than a week after he was accused of helping to circulate a letter that was published online urging chinese president chi chi ping to resign. now he denies any involvement in this. according to him several employees have also been detained. this is also being reported by a news agency who say that at least four employees of that website including the ceo and the managing edit for have been missing and out of contact for a week. now these developments come about ten days after a prominent journalist disappeared just as he was about to board a plane. it is sidely thought that his disappearance has to do with the letter as well. now, this letter was first published this month on a website. now the letter was published anonymously.
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the signatories calling them loyal communist members. but in that letter they accuse xi of abandoning the principle of collective leadership and of cultivating a personality cult around him. they urged him to resign for the future of china and it's people. now these recent developments suggest that the authorities in their eagerness to get to the bottom of this to find out who authored the letter have been deepening and widening the crackdown to the extent of detaining and arresting family members of those suspected of involvement. this is a worrying trend for those watching human rights. not only are they very intolerant of criticism but there seems to be a pattern. >> the rolling stones. they're about to make music history. in a few hour's time the band
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will take the stage in havana, cuba, for the last part of their tour. in an country where rock musics with banned for decades, the free concert could become the biggest ever seen on the island. the lucky thing on latin america lucia newman joining us live from havana. i think you've got the stage right behind you. do you have your ear plugs handy? are you a stones fan? >> absolutely. absolutely. i won't be objective about that. i'm one of the lucky half million or so. it's impossible to count how many people are here, that will be able to see this historic concert. i mean, people have been pouring in, david, from all over cuba. this is an island that's more than a thousand kilometers long. they come from one end of the island to another to see this concert.
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not only from cuba but from all over the americas, from the united states, and even beyond. south america, argentines, people want to say that they saw the rolling stones when they made history here in cuba. and absolutely. here i'm watching grandchildren bringing their grandparents and their parents to see a rock concert. and all of them are stones' fans. >> you're making a point. >> it's quite an amazing day. >> i wish i was there. i wish i was there with you. you've been making the point, lucia, over the last week that you've been in cuba that the internet is dreadful. maybe digital radio is out. if that is the case, if broadcasts have been blocked for years, how much do you think the people of cuba know of the rolling stones? how much of this is going to be a shock to them? >> well, that's not going to be a shock. that's the amazing thing. it is a small island that's been
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isolated from so many things. remember president fidel castro declared rock music and long hair an ideological deviation, to quote him precisely. but with time people would still bring in the records. they would listen to this rock music, the beatles, especially, the rolling stones, the doors, quietly at home. then things would begin to relax and then you would hear it openly. although it was never played on the radio. but from house to house, people have been hearing the stones. they know who they are. and the younger generation know that they're incredibly famous and some how they represent rebel i don'they represent rebellion.
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>> are there people in cuba who think this is all too fast, and like to see groups like the stones just left? >> i don't know. i don't think i've heard that. i think people see this as a sign of the changing times. you know, the stones are almost as old as the cuban revolution. they ban ithey began in '63, the cuban revolution in '59. they have been around for a long time. there are very few who resist change so badly that they're against the rolling stones playing in this country, david. there are other things, economic change, political change that people would like to see happen more slowly. i think there was more reservation about president obama coming here just this week. and that certainly was historical. we're just wondering whether president raul castro is going to come to the concert. >> that would be enough in
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itself. you've have stood in enough rain storms and crowds to deserve this one. i don't a feel jealousy the slightest. enjoy this one. >> cultural philanthropy is not the first thing when you think of north korea. pyongyang has given a million jobs to a museum that features the ancient civilization. >> with 45,000 figurines, this sweeping painting is the main attraction of the new museum. through art and artifacts, the center pays homage to the ancient civilian that built cambodia's complex. but the most remarkable thing about this $4 million museum is that it's entiring built and funded by north korea.
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the museum has interesting features, but the question is why would the north korean government spend millions of dollars building a museum in cambodia about cambodia? the management here said that the project reflects the close ties between the two countries. north korea even sent more than 60 of its top artists to paint the panorama. >> i think that they spent $24 million to show good will and because they see the potential for tourism. secondly, they shared the culture and history. >> but some analysts have a different theory. for the next decade all revenue from this museum will go directly to north korea. observers believe this is a new way for pyongyang to circumvent international sanctions and bring in much needed funds. >> this is all about hard
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currency. this is a business venture. this is one of those things that they're experimenting. they're in desperate need of hard currency, and this is one way of doing it. >> the museum certainly isn't advoadvertising it's north korean connection to visitors. when we talke talk told tourists where their dollars were going, they weren't impressed. >> i don't think it's fair for cambodians. it's on cambodian land. cambodia should benefit in terms of our country. >> it wouldn't an government that we would be supporting, really. >> it's unclear how lucrative the museum will be. right now business is slow, and at this rate the north korean government will have to wait a long time to get a return on their investment. al jazeera, cambodia. >> you're watching the news hour with sport coming up.
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the story of the man that everybody in basketball wants to emulate. well, he's finally met his match. match.
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>> repeat after me. he said hitler did nothing wrong and said that donald trump is the only hope we've got. most of the tweets have been delighted and microsoft is making adjustments to the chat bot after users took advantage of flaws in the algorithm. we'll talk about this with mark fisher professor of cognitive computing at gold smith university. he joins me on skype. 's in the u.k. mark, we'll talk about what went wrong, but first, cognitive computing. is this something that we all should know about? how important is this? >> we see how humans interact with the world and then do that with machines and emulate that
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kind of behavior. >> why? >> well, for the very reason that we're talking about this program today. using artificial intelligence as it's implemented. because the systems don't understand what they're doing. the it might have been playing tiddel winks or chess or, it did not understand what it was doing. the current thing is there a met for or another approach that might allow machines to understand what they're doing. >> i was going to say, isn't that the whole point? no matter what you do, no matter how hard you try it is artificial intelligence, which are two mutually exclusive words. >> so it seems in what we've seen. but on the other hand if we look
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back to a week or two ago to how the current world champion ago. you still have an example of a computational system of exercisin exercises of winning a game that many thought could not win by a computer for many years to come. >> do you think this was done deliberately or something within the computer that went wrong? is there someone who has a warped sense of humor and i'll play a joke on everybody, or is that the computer thinking weirdly. >> you think about the way the machines work. it's called machine learning. it was not explicitly programmed to behave in any one particular way. and it was not programmed not to be racist, not to deny the holocaust, instead what it did was learned from interactions
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and crossed what happened if you messed around with the twitter verses and we got some ma mamac macvailan behavior. it made microsoft look silly but in the end it was predictable. >> quickly if you can compute this one. what is the most exciting thing you hope to find out in the near future? >> well, i'm trying to make progress in how we think, how we see. how does it look to come conscious. >> even quicker than i expected, mark, thank you very much, indeed. which means we've got to give andy a bit more time in sport. he's not a machine. he's a human being. mark, we take you over to andy in doha with sport. >> thank you very much, david.
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well, pakistan have been knocked out of cricket's twenty20 world cup. australian beating the 2009 champions by 21 months and strengthen the aussie's chances of reaching the knock-out phase and elise holman reports. >> nothing short of a win would be enough for both australia and pakistan. the aussies were batting first and lost early wickets. the captain, steve smith, began to swing momentum back in the australians' favor. he would hit seven boundaries in unbeaten innings of 61. shane watson who announced this week that he would retire at the end of the tournament also proofed crucial. they canceled on 58 runs in the final four overs to set a victory target of target.
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james faulkner would be the destroyer with bowls for australia. alfridi with final gains for pakistan and will make a decision on retirement in the coming days. but this day belonged to faulkner. he finished with five wickets as australia won by 21 runs. elise holman, al jazeera. >> okay, well two teams progress into the semifinals from each group. let's have a look at group two in new zealand. they're already through with three straight wins. it's now all about australia versus india. whoever wins that game they will go through to the knock out stage. the west indies have qualified after a narrow win over south africa. out for just tend out africa scored on a slow pitch.
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in reply th with two over left, 20 runs were still required. the six in the last over eased the team's nerves and they would close out a three wicket win with a couple of bowls to spare. now they would like face australia or indies. but england with all the mathematical pondering with a win over sri lanka on saturday. that will take them through. but they were wins against afghanistan last time out. >> obviously not performed at our best. in a way it is quite a way because we know that's still to come. really pleasing thing for me is we're finding ways to win games of cricket. which is really important. as long as we continue to do that, that is all we can really
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worry about is making sure that we get that win tomorrow. and give ourselves the best chance at qualifying. >> well, dutch football has been celebrating the life of legend deer player, who died on thursday at the age of 68. the nedder land's friendly against france was stopped so players and fans could applause. his career included victory in three european cup finals o for for ajax. >> germany has been drawn with poland, ireland and ukraine. for this friendly they will be wearing black arm bands for the coach who would guide barcelona to their first european title. >> since this time a decisive change has happened.
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and this philosophy which probably no other team or club in the world has. with such clear long-term consequences, and that was initiated by johan krois. >> the use the word legend is used far to flippantly, glibly. in my time i don't think i could name five or six people who would come into that category, and also in johan's case a great coach. >> south america's world cup falling is underway. and louis suarez playing for uruguay. uruguay and brazil, fifth in the qualify standings. suarez coming back from a ban he received for biting in the world cup. now it's hard to get a ticket these days to see steph curry
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