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proud to tell your stories. the worst violence in two decades kills dozens in the disputed region. hello, live from doha - also to come - people are angry about the refugee crisis. brussels airport partially reopens 12 days after being attacked by suicide bombers. turkey prejudices to rebuild an
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ancient center destroyed by months of fighting. first, the renewed fighting between azerbaijan. the defence ministry says there are more attacks by sunday. dozens will be killed saturday. the worst day of fighting in 20 years. armenia reported 18 are dead. both say there have been civilian casualties. the u.n. and russia called for calm. the region is marked in yellow, it's at the heart of a ter tore yool dispute -- territorial dispute. it was put under control of
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azerbaijan during the soviet era. it was then taken away and the territory has been run by local leaders. that was when a ceasefire took hold, ending the six year war in which 30,000 people were killed. the shaded area is the buffer zone chromed by armenia, claimed by azerbaijan. the government is accusing azerbaijan of violating the ceasefire. >> it was a violation of the ceasefire. because whatever officially they have done in the zone, it was a conspicuous manifestation of terrorist and policy. >> well, meanwhile the turkish president recep tayyip erdogan
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has vowed to back azerbaijan. robin forrester walker has the latest from neighbouring georgia. >> given that the site had been mill torizing over the years, they spend billions on getting all the latest high-tech military equipment. and frequently it's bandied about the figure that they spend more than the armenian budget. this is something we frequently hear. the armenians don't have the resources, like the yazaries, the oil, the gas that has been helping azerbaijan to arm itself, buts as we were discussing early, they have potentially more from the russian side. at the moment the main concern
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for everyone is either side might want to take the fight further without any care for international intervention or concerns. that so deep and dark is the enmity, that it could spiral out of control. we'll watch it closely. we'll get down to the track within the coming 24 hours, and provide more upstate information on the ground to our viewers, we are a bit concerned talking about the crisis, it's very difficult to get independent information coming out of this region, and coming from either side. az ir bayan or armenia. both good at playing information campaign, and we all have to be careful about how to treat the figures and facts coming out of the conflict. >> that's a story that we'll
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keep you up to date in al jazeera. in libya, five people have been reportedly shot dead by guards in a detention center. a mortar based human rights group says security fired on a group of people trying to escape the center. now, this is a center that holds thousands of migrants and refugees stopped from travelling to europe across the mediterranean sea. mike is the director of the mortar based group. migrant report. guards open fire on people as they were trying to escape. >> there was an escape nester day, early in the morning, around 1:00a.m. between 1:00a.m. and 3:00 a.m. and at one point security guards opened fire, using heavy weapons, kalashnikovs and those type of weapons, at least five migrants have been killed, and
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15 were injured. the last update i have is the 15 injured are alive. and relatively stable. so they haven't been more casualties on what we have already report. >> the greek coast guard rescued a group of migrants. a deal is coming into effect where guards will be returned. resident of the greek town have become angry over continued presence of the refugee camps that are housing more than 10,000 people. they want the camp cleared saying businesses have been badly affect. isaac heeney reports. -- zeina khodr reports. >> reporter: attitudes are change of course, compassion giving way to anger.
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first there was solidarity. but now the people are telling the government that livelihoods are at risk. some are furious. their quiet town no longer belongs to them. >> when they came here we embraced them and give them things, now our lives are unbearable. we are scared to allow our children to play in the streets. no one explained why they are staying here. refugees and migrants are living in the fields. farmer lost their income. the peep in the village say the refugees have been stealing their chickens. it's hoped protest action will pressure the e.u. to open their borders. it's adding pressure to the already fragile economy. >> we are now forced to reroute the trains via bulgaria, meaning
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extra cost. we may 25% more. >> greek police tried to move the people from the tracks. people resisted and authorities said they have no intention of evacuating by force: this used to be a transit camp. the majority of the people here are reluctant. european activists are blaming them for a lack of trance persons si. >> our message is let all the people in. listen to the people here on the ground. they are not treated according to human rights. procedures are set in place.
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for people to exit the greek system doesn't work at all. >> the people say they, too, are under impossible strain. they block the main highway hoping the authorities will act. once they left refugees and migrants believe the boarder is open. saying it will be a road to nowhere there's also concern about the growing number of refugees in turkey. around 300 refugees are setting up the desks and the numbers sent to turkey under the new deal between e.u. and ankara due to come in effect on monday. >> transtion: the infrastructure is not suitable
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for this. no one arriving the people. there's concern about security, and where the people, and the children will live, and where they'll be educated. when you look at the latest data. they'll be under threat, especially in the areas where they build camps the departure hall was destroyed 12 days ago when suicide bombers attacked here. the first flights will take off later in the day when security was this place. a metro station was attacked on the statement day. 32 people were killed in both these attacks. the runners are taking part in the 40th paris marathon. they have started to make their way along the route. the race has taken place following the attacks in brussels, and last november's paris attacks. emma heyward is there.
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she joins us live. what of the state of emergency in paris meant for the 40th marathon in terms of routes, runners and. >> we have not seen lots and lots of police on the route. even at the start, which you might expect. organizers and police say they'll strengthen security at the start of theise. we talked about a hand: there was someone with binoculars thinking about what is going on. we are not seeing rapid relief given what happened in paris and brussels, and at the boston marathon a few years ago.
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>> it must be a matter of pride that france stages this marathonas it does every year, what about parisians, are they staying away? >> well it was suggested that there would be 250,000 spectators, there's a lot of people en route. perhaps it's not a big event. 50,000 taking part this year. but we are a kilometre 29. and the runners have a treat when they take part in this. from here, though. it is tough. they may hit the wall at this moment. i think, of course, what happened four months ago is never far from people's minds here. people are mindful of what happened. we spoke to a woman from marseilles that said she wanted to come to show support.
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another man says he wasn't particularly unnerved by what happened. many want to come out and show solidarity with the french people. emma heyward there at the 40th paris marathon. >> a magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck off the the island of vanuatu. it was 170km north-west of santo island. large waves are possible within 300 kilometres of the quake's epicentre. more to come. including diving to the depth down under where fishermen are facing fights to hold on to their ancient traditions. peace, stability in somalia is hitting consumer's pockets.
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hello again. you're with al jazeera. let's look at the top stories, there's renew the fighting between azerbaijan over a disputed region, which is not recognised by the u.n. the defence ministry says there has been more attacks on saturday morning. dozens have been killed on both sides. a human rights group says five have been killed in libya, as they tried to escape a center. that's a center this held
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thousands stopped travelling to europe. the airport is reopening for a number of passenger flights with security in place. the hall was destroyed, 12 days ago. the first flights are due to take off on sunday. >> let's get the latest on an earthquake. that, of course is an archipelago of the i would say in the south pacific. the correspondent is in the - in sydney, and can give us the latest. it sounds quite large, 7.2. >> yes, 7.2 is a big earthquake. i was in vanuatu until friday. i spent the last half hour calling people to find out how big it was.
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there seems to be an earthquake. limited. the earthquake wasn't felt at all in the capital. according to three different people. the nearest big city struck on the island, lugonville. they told me it was a long earthquake. certainly shook things around. no reports of damage in that town. the nearest town, a town called the port. stronger still of course. no reports of damage. the tsunami warning is in place for most of vancouver at the moment. it's standard practice. given how low-lining they are. they'll be issued whenever an
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earthquake strikes. so far rimented damage. no reports of injuries. what is the piered of time that vancouver will be in a state of alert. at what point will they stand down and be safe. >> from experience. it will be a matter of a few hours. they declare it 5-6 hours after the alert is issued. given how far away conversations from land. you expect a waive to have hit. there has been no big wave coming on shore. hope fly it discussion one will not come. you'd like to think if it hasn't hit yet. there will not be one andrew thomas reporting from
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sydney. >> it's been a week since the lahore bombing attacked people. the blast happened at a busy park. the faction pledged loyalty to isil. the group targeted fiction. 29 children were among those killed. the turkey prime minister promised to rebuild a city, months of fighting from the p.k.k. left the historic part of the city in ruins, as is now reported. >> reporter: this small shop and cafe was closed for months. fighting has stopped. and the business is open again. he's not happy. the people had nothing. they were hungry.
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there was no work. nothing. i'm in debt. i'm relying on the credit card. i don't know when i can pay back the bank. he is not alone. many people in the park have been affected. the district is the hardest hit. the government imposed the curfew in late 2015 and launched a military operation, targetting p.k.k. members and groups. the fighting went on for months, house to house, street-by-street. local aid groups said 40,000, 50,000 were to leave. the damage is $50 million. over weeks ago, the curfew was lifted and life is returning to normal. tensions remain. police in plain clothes are everywhere. police say some areas are dangerous. >> some areas within the
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district remain under curfew. the government does not allow anyone to go back to the areas. there are barricades set up. turkey's prime ministers promised to curb. speaking from the historic part. we'll not leave as it is now. in the way the terrorists ruined and left it. we recondruct it in the best way possible. not everyone here trusts the government. the fighting was like a living helmet this is dirty politics. i don't believe what the prime minister says. >> translation: i will trust him when i see everything is rebuilt. >> turkey's kurdish issue is like a building wound. the p.k.k. is fighting for
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autonomy. the fragile process collapsed. restoring trust will take more than rebuilding homes. the former brazilian president de-silva said he will take up the job of chief of staff in the counter government. he made the comments. lula who is under investigation for corruption was barred from the post by a judge. on thursday, the supreme court removed the judge from the case. >> in niger. the second 5-year term is under way. he's been sworn in after winning 92% of the vote in the disputed election last month. voter turnout was low. the opposition boycotted the protest. debris found on the island of
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mauritius could belong to the missing flight. the new piece of wreckage was discovered a month off the coast. investigators say it's almost certainly from the aircraft. the boeing 747 disappeared indigenous australians are calling for a slice of a multimillion fish center that they are being excluded from. andrew thomas reports now from a town rich in aboriginal history. >> off the coast of naruma south of sydney are lobsters, identifiers and abalone. commercially they share for hundreds. these men are not fishing commercially, they are collecting it for their families as their ancestors did, strict
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fishing limits shouldn't apply for them. for nai, as a repeat offender, that meant gaol. he was caught with 75 abalone, rather than 10 he was allowed under the law. he was sent no prison for more than a year. >> i looked at the judge and said you're kidding, ain't you. >> and the judge didn't look at me. >> authorities say limits are necessary to protect shots and ensure that fishing is sustainable for those that pay big fees. >> what is in dispute is whether strict limits should apply to aboriginal people. >> wayne feels the strict limits compromised his identity. >> it's their culture to go and practice what we were taught at a young age. >> he was caught with too many
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abalone three years ago. he was prosecuted. when the lawyer brought up the native title rights, the charges were dropped. >> they have a right to take the fish. it's legally protected. so on the legal front. they are doing what they are entitled to do. >> andrew nye has a commercial licence, and pays nearly 15,000 to fish and sell prouns. as an aboriginal man, he resent that. >> we should not pay for something that belongs to us. we shouldn't. if that's our resource. why should we pay money for it. >> with the legal case. they have won the right to small scale fishing. they think they should be allowed to selfish. keith admits he has sometimes sold abalone on the black market. protesters say it should be illegal. >> we want to be part of that
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industry. instead of be made out to be the criminals. >> indigenous communities suffer chronic levels of unemployment now somali has some of the most expensive electricity in the world. customers say they are held to ransom by companies who are only interested in making a quick profit. we have this report from the capital mogadishu. >> reporter: these electricity workers are in a hurry. they are trying to connect families to the grid. business has never been better. that is because many people are returning to the city because of improving security. and the companies which use diesel generators are benefitting from the oil prices. electricity here is expensive. >> translation: we charge everyone what they use, electricity is the cheapest in the country. we think the customers can
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afford the price. >> electricity is a luxury many cannot afford. a kilo can cost as much as $1 an hour. five times more expensive than in kenya, and 10 times for expensive in the united states. consumers say they never had it worse. >> translation: they charge between $35 and $50. if i want to change companies, they charge a disconnection fee which they can't afford to pay. i was forced to stay with them. some have taken matters into their own hands. this man brought a diesel generator for his business. >> they give you electricity when they want and stop it when they want. if i was to use the companies. it will increase. >> the industry is not regulated. more offer it in the somali
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capital. it's owned by private individuals, operating the licence, and paying the taxes. and customers say the companies charge them whatever price they want. the government says it's the way of a consumer complaint. >> the only thing we want to do is bring about companies that provide electricity, and we hope that the legislations pass by parliament will affect the price of energy. >> the company say they are doing their best to lower their prices. consumers hope it's sooner rather than later. >> the oscar winning actor could be banned from indonesia because of remarks made on environmental issues.
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they visit the some art ra posting posters on social media, expressing concern on plantations and rainforest. a spokesman says they risk being blacklisted. and you want to find out more, go to the website. >> in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, we did some things that were wrong. we did a whole lot of things at a were right, buthat were rightd some folks. >> it's been more than a year since america admitted to torturing people. we're trying to interview one of them. omar


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