. >> the head of the sunni group fighting the iraqi military appears on video. the government says it's fake. hello. i'm elizabeth, and this is al jazeera live from doha. israel orders an investigation after police are caught on tape beating the cousin of a murdered teen. a turning point in the fight for ukraine. the military takes back slovyansk from pro-russian fighters. >> i'm harry fawcett reporting from tokyo's biggest nightclub
where a 66-year-old law means dancing in venues like this is illegal. no one seems to have told anyone here though. the sunni group trying to establish on islamic state across swathes of the middle east as its leader appears on video for the first time. iraq's government says the footage is fabricated. it shows abu bakr al-baghdadi giving a sermon in mosul. one of the iraqi cities that the group known as the islamic state took over. abu bakr al-baghdadi called on all muslim to obey him as long as he followed the rules of god. abu bakr al-baghdadi is the secretive leader of the group islamic state of iraq and levant. up until now this photo was one of two authenticated images of him, earning him the nickname
the invisible sheikh. he joined the fight against the u.s.-led invasion of iraq in 2003 and spend time in a u.s. detention camp. he became the leader of an armed group led by al qaeda. al qaeda rejected ties to him. imran khan has more from baghdad. >> if this video of abu bakr al-baghdadi is confirmed, it send out a strong message, the first message is that the is will say this abu bakr al-baghdadi, the cal af of the islamic state is able to travel within his territories and not get harassed and hit by the security forces. he has come from syria across the border into north-western iraq and appeared in a public place, that, itself, is a big message. what did he say? >> well, it's stuff that is consistent with what we have heard before from the audio
tapes. once again he says "please come to the islamic caliphate. it's your duty to fight, we will bring jihad and we are the only ones that can bring peace to the islamic world." what we know is the islamic state is pushing this heavily, saying this is abu bakr al-baghdadi, and this message is clear, we can travel where we like within the islamic state, a big message to put out and one that people can listen to here. >> prime minister nouri al-maliki fired the chief of iraq's ground forces and the head of the police. as part of a strategy to re-organise the fight against sunni rebels. earlier we had more on the reaction from the academic philip smith. iraqi government had a level of fabrication in it.
it's an obvious response. in terms of the shia militias, they haven't given it too much attention. they know what the islamic state is about. they are going to fight it. they don't view it as legitimate. this is coming after the islamic state destroyed shia shrines in the north. i don't think their response, their reception of this will be different to what it's been before. if the iraqi government is dealing with problems in the periphery, in terms of certain sunni armed groups, including i.s.i.s. attacked them, i don't believe they could reach into mosul and take care of him, kill him or capture him. i doubt that happens. we have reports that an iraqi jet is reported to have been shot done by gunmen and a
helicopter over a university in tikrit. the islamic state group posted pictures claiming its attack destroyed shia mosques and shrines. some of the buildings are in mosul, which the islamic state fighters overran. across the border the free syrian army says it needs more military aid following the advance of the islamic state fighters. the f.f.a. lost territory and blames a lack of support. the chief of staff is warning of a catastrophe unless something is done urgently. the u.s. is troubled by reports that one of its citizens was severely beaten by israeli police. the family says this footage confirms the allegations. he was arrested at a protest. and was found to have been burnt alive this week. we have more from jerusalem.
>> the palestinian authority attorney-general said that the preliminary autopsy of mohammed abukhdair states that the remnants of a burnt substance were present in his respiratory passages and lungs, indicating that he had inhaled that substance whilst being burnt alive. 90% of his body was covered with burns varying between first and fourth degree burns, and he had sustained a head injury as well. the autopsy was carried out in jerusalem on thursday, in the presence of a palestinian doctor. that's why we are hearing the official details on the autopsy report from the palestinian authority. israeli authorities imposed a gag order on the details of the murder of the palestinian. there's no details from the israeli side. there's no sign of a ceasefire,
the israelis saying they have bombed more locations. hamas is warning israel to stop air strikes. the brigade is revealing this video showing rocket making facilities saying israel's action is a foolish escalation risking endangering its own citizens. to kenya and police are investigating an attack. gunshots were fired in a hinnedi trading center. 65 were killed in two accounts. there are reports of gunmen in a nearby village, which was also attacked. >> a major win for the ukranian government forces. separatists have been driven out of slovyansk. ukraine's president has given them until sunday to lay down
their wep assistance. >> hundreds of fitters on the move. many are travelling in civilian cars and minivans, leading the front, a position held near the russian border. it's a major victory who five days ago ended a cease fire. >> reconnaissance units in the national guard. ukraine's president gave an order to restore the institutions and raise ukraine's national bag in the city administration building. >> this is the direction those separatist fighters are headed. a large city in eastern ukraine. several hundred arrived. >> locals have been told to stay off the streets. there was no choice but to stay off the streets.
leaving behind a correct me if i'm wrong moled. rebels do not have enough power and they made a decision, taking a step back not meaning you have lost. after the set back. there are two choices - dig in or go back to negotiations and work towards bringing an end to three months of fighting killing fighters, soldiers and civilians. now, it's been four years since violent ethnic clashes hit kurdistan. the minority uz beck community suffered the most. human right watch says a skewed system resulted in long sentences for ethnic uz becks. many rulings are based on confessions by uz becks. it contributed in mistrust.
the government is trying to improve the problem. as we report from osh. minorities remain. >> reporter: as she looks through photos and remembers heppier times, she can't remember but going back to this one. she has a tough time talking about her boy shot by snipers. >> translation: the war started on 10 june. we were at home. we didn't understand how it happened. on june the 11th we hid in the baitment. my son stayed with his father, he went out to the gait and was killed by sniper fire. i saw him die. >> reporter: her family lives in a new government built flat, it and $20,000, blood money for her son's death. ethnics and uz becks live her side by side. >> translation: it's okay now,
no conflicts. we live together. there are bad people. in this block we are friendly. sometimes kurdish women say bad words to us. after the fighting you can feel the division. a welcome visit from a kurdish neighbour. they are friends. they see what happens differently. >> in all wars there are victims, we don't need to think about it all the time. war, peace is peace. we need to forget and live. >> reporter: living together can be a reminder for bothsides of what they went through. >> i want to forget everything. i can't forget. my message to the government - they should think about people, not just their pockets. if they think about themselves, the war could happen again. >> this monument was built after the violence in 2010 and
dedicated to all the mothers, two women from different backgrounds shedding a deer. it's meant to remind people that everyone lost something and to bring together the different communities. >> we took the story to the president's office. >> the building of relationships after violence is a tentative question. we can only do it if all parties try. on the one hand people shouldn't stay clothed. the other side shouldn't be aggressive. we need to compromise. >> for mothers in osh who bried children -- buried children... ..compromise is not so easy. a security affairs analyst is joining us via skype from the
kurdistan capital. good to have you with us on al jazeera. what do you see as being the underlying reason for the 2010 conflict, and do you think there has been sufficiently addressed by now. >> first of all, thank you for having me. as for your question about the underlying reason, the subject is the ethnic conflict in 2010. it's a sensitive issue in kurdistan, given the ethnic angle and the problems with the interethnic policy in kurdistan, which was not formed in 20 years, since the independence. this ethnic tension remains fragile. on top of that the kurdistan is
to investigate the reasons and the culprits behind the violence four years ago. it's a reason why the current tension is present on the ground in osh. yes. if there are tensions because the kurdistan government hasn't addressed the reasons for the tensions, could we see the fighting twine kurds and uz becks again. there's no fighting at the moment and i don't think there's fighting foreseeable down the line. again, this is very fragile situation, and if the government doesn't take proper efforts to address the issues between the kurdish and uz becks, i believe this is not dealing with the
problem. what we have now is trying, i would say government is putting up some reference, but it's not enough at all. because let's face it, they just buried the problem, but they didn't deal with it. so it's still there. >> all right, security affairs analyst joining us from the kurdistan capital. thank you very much. >> thank you for having me. still ahead on al jazeera... >> at this moment, okay, all of us will die this night. how a community in canada copes a year after a devastating explosion tore the heart out of their town. russia cracks down on social media. what will it mean for web users?
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abu bakr al-baghdadi is said to have given a speech in mosul. the ricky government says the video is -- iraqi government says the video is fake. u.s. is troubled by a report that one of its citizens was beaten by israeli police. ukranian government forces have driven separatists from the eastern strong hold of slovyansk. ukraine's president petro porashenko has given them until sunday to lay down the weapons, but the rebels vowed to fight on. it's been a year since a fuel train ran off its tracks triggering an explosion in the middle of a canadian down. 47 killed, hundreds of homes destroyed. church services, concerts and vigils are held to remember those that lost their likes. sheila macvicar reports from lac-megantic.
[ speaking foreign language ] . >> reporter: six city blocks wiped out. 47 lives lost, with no warning. >> at this moment i thought okay all of us will die this night. >> reporter: carine was driving when she saw a massive fireball in her rear view mirror. >> it was just app okayo lip tick. >> reporter: a train with 72 tanker cars, hauling almost 2 million gallons from north dakota's back field with no engineer on board. when the brakes failed the train rolled out of control. >> the waitress i was supposed to switch with her - she died. i think about this and think she died at my place. >> reporter: the cafe, the night
where she was supposed to be working, where her friends were. the owner of the music cafe - he's trying to rebuild - not just the cafe, but his life. >> it's so small here. the tragedy so big. etch knows everyone here. -- everyone knows everywhere here. in the wake of the accident the canadian government imposed more regulation, including the industry to update the tanker cars. standard unchanged as the cars were first introduced four decades ago. >> there are trains rolling through now, but they are carrying goods that the city is assured are safe. there are plans for a bypass, but that will take time to build. meanwhile there's talk of again letting trains with dozens of petroleum tanker cars roll through the center of the town. >> i'm conscious that the train has to pass somewhere - not in my town.
>> the new railway line owner promised the trains will be as safe as possible and moffat the slowest -- move at the slowest speed. >> it's a small up to, but a lot of people who lose their home, their family, their friends, their job. nothing will be the same. an egypt shan court convicted the muslim brotherhood's spiritual leader to life in prison. he has received death sentences in two separate cases. al jazeera journalist mohamed fadel fahmy has been admitted to hospital in egypt for treatment for a shoulder injury. he and two other al jazeera journalists have spent 190 days in prison. mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste were sentenced to seven years.
baher mohamed was given 10, because he had a spent bullet in his possession which he picked up at a protest. they are accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. al jazeera rejects the convictions and demands the journalists be freed. two people were injured when egyptian security forces fired at drivers protesting a hike in fuel prices. it removed subsidies on friday resulting in a 70% increase. taxing the poor is not the right move. now, a new internet law in russia could cause major problems for foreign-based websites. sites that store the percentage information of russians are forced to move them to domestic servers or risk being blocked. it include facebook, youtube and others that don't have offices in russia. websites can be blocked without
a court ruling if they are deemed a threat to public order. mt vladimir putin says it will protect children from indecent content. critics say it puts them on the same path as china. >> an intelligence analyst says a majority of russians are against the new legislation. >> all of these legislations, everyone expressed concerns and are against this legislation. but we were never consulted. the legislation for the russian federation. some russian officials are already voiced a threat against twitter. they have no representative in
moscow. they say that they may cooperate with the russian state - the threat is real. cuban president raul castro addressed parliament in the first of its twis annual sessions. it's undergoing economic reform. cuba decentralized state-owned enterprises but allowed the people to start small businesses and work in the private sector. he poke out against the united states for creating the cuban twitter. now, japan's government is considering easing its decades old law restricting dancing and bans late at night. the review of the legislation follows a crackdown on nightclubs. some worry that a redrafted law could bring problems too. harry fawcett reports from tokyo.
saturday night into sunday morning - tokyo's biggest dance music video, there's a line-up of djs playing to an enthusiastic crowd through what they advertise as the best souped system -- sound system. the japanese way of life has a particular mind-set on sound and detail and space and light and energy. >> if you knew nothing about the laws, you would assume it's normal. >> reporter: the law in question was passed in 1948 when dance clubs were regarded as centers of moral interpret attitude. to this day a venue licence requires strict conditions and restricts dancing after midnight or at the latest 1am. tokyo's nit clubs are famous the world over, and we are in the
biggest one. they are not allowed to call it a club. what the people are doing is illegal. for many years the law was regarded as a quaint relic and ignored by police and club owners. a murder at a club led to a crackdown on venues across the country. for months this man has been working with politicians to redraft the law. he's become concerned that police are calling the shots, in a supposed easing of the rules could see clubs restricted to designated areas. >> so far, although it's been an illegal grey zone and with the risks it entails running a business, at least everyone was equal. if that grey zone is divided into black and wight and the black is removed, the diversity of club culture will be lost. >> if this is a big club, this
is the smallest. culture campaigners say police and campaigners failed to comprehend. the balancing of festivity and hard work. >> translation: the dance party is an important ceremony where we cleanse of negativity. a law regulating that is serious. we want to share with the world our ceremony. >> to that end it streams its music to an online audience every night, and this place can be called a studio, not a club. therefore it's not in the slightest bit illegal. still ahead on al jazeera - all the action from the world cup, as the netherlands books a semifinal date with argentina.
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