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outlining there how the fight against isil is something that he will be in for the long run, and as he said, he expected other nations to do so. he was speaking, of course, at a donors conference pledging money for gaza. we'll bring you more updates on this story and others as soon as we get one. all right. let's bring you now up to date with some of the headlines now. after it was devastated by israeli bombardment. the polls close in the bosnian
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elections, overrun with ethnic divisions. and storms hit india's east coast. fighters from the islamic state of iraq and the levant have carried out a series of deadly attacks in iraq. there are fears i.s.i.l. is gaining more and more ground in anbar province. shares borders with saudi arabia, jordan and turkey, diala province, a bombing there, killed dozens of fighters. imran khan is reporting. >> three suicide attacks that include bombers in, struck the government compound of karatapa. this was a facility with both
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kurdish peshmerga fighters and kurdish fighters. in the capital baghdad, more killed as a result of violence on saturday. this is the shula neighborhood in the early evening two parked car bombs ripped through a busy marketplace. those in the vicinity didn't stand a chance. 38 people were killed and 68 injured. >> acar bomb exploded here at the checkpoint, killing and wounding several people. my son was seriously injured and is now in hospital. this is his vehicle which was damaged in the attack. >> reporter: residents take a look at what's left, 20sed metal and burned out vehicles prove just how powerful the bombs were. baghdad faces almost daily bombings of this nature, and the city is becoming increasingly divided with people afraid to
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leave their neighborhoods. no one has claimed responsibility for these attacks but people are worried about what the future might hold. the western profnl province of , whether they should be nato peace keeping forces or american boots on the ground, he says that's the only way you're going to defeat i.s.i.l. the coalition air strikes are not working. that's a view we're increasingly hearing, especially from sunni leaders, that the air strikes simply are not enough. imran khan reporting. hello and folly bah thibaut. i.s.i.l. began its assault on
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the town more than three weeks ago. while the world has been focused on the battle for kobani, the government of bashar al-assad has claimed to make significant military advances. omar sally reports. ing. >> prime minister and his cabinet and an upbeat seam of the future. >> as we enter the fourth year of the crisis, aing challenge that we face on the security political and economic levels are increasing. but our government is confident in our people, that we'll lead to develop and build the future of syria and bypass his tear ya. >> reporter: and optimism backed by military gains on battle fronts at least according ting syrian state television.
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aleppo, in news bulletins, here is a story how the armed forces managed to restore security and stability in ten villages in aleppo's southern country side. fighters said they withdrew from those areas after sustaining a heavy aerial bombing campaigning and facing syrian reenforcements. second city remains outside the government's control. the syrian military says its troops are progressing around the country side.
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>> thank you very much. i wanted to ask about the situation in dallas. dr. freiden. you said they have not had >> welcome back the top stories on al jazeera, 29 iraqi soldiers have been killed on multiple suicide attack. the diala province, dying in an apples bush by i.s.i.l. fighters. international donors have pledged 5.4 billion, the conference in egypt in cairo. by israel in july and august. the u.s. centers for disease control and prevention, a breach in protocol resulted in a nurse testing positive for ebola. she took care of the first person ever diagnosed with the
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virus in the united states. returning to kobani where there's been another day of fears fighting. demanding the turkish government intervene. if nothing is done the fragile peace process between turkey and the kurds will collapse. >> reporter: in this working class neighborhood, people are in mourning this happen they've come to pay their respects to the dag family whose son was killed in riots that erupted across the city earlier this week. his brother tells me he's draughtdistraught, angry and af. >> he has no political affiliation at all. >> disputed this claim, a large pkk flag is pinned to the wall. the pkk are an armed kurdish group who have been fighting for
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independence from turkey for decades. even though the turkish government considers the pkk terrorists, both sides have been engaged in a peace process, that's now in the balance because of the conflict in kobani. hundreds of turkey's kurds have taken to the street. deputy head of the made kurdish political party the htp. she says that whilst the political process hasn't collapsed yet. >> if kobani falls it will be impossible to maintain peace in turkey. the government must create a security zone for kobani. >> although things are calm here with businesses open as usual and people going along their
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normal lives, the feeling is that of a tense uncertainty. whilst many kurds are angry with the government most do not want the peace process to collapse. >> a professor at the local university tells me that kurdish politicians and the pkk are using the situation to deliver more on the government's demands. >> i think to take further steps in the peace process and to offer more than they've already promised to the kurds. >> while the fighting hasn't crossed the border into turkey recent violence is serving as a stark warning as to how violent the fighting already is. and for those who have administrator lost a loved one. the answer is simple. >> i want the peace process to continue. i lost my brother but i don't want any other lives to be lost. >> in bosnia and hercegovina,
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almost 20 years on ethnic tensions from that conflict l remain high. bobby phillips has more from sar sarajevo. floods that left 100,000 homeless and government response, to give us his opinions on how things roll out today and where we go from here it's my pleasure to introduce valentin insco, the man ultimately responsible to have the accords be instituted. what is your impression of how the election has gone? >> well, people expect a lot from the representative, they say you have untold powers but i tell you have three million
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powers, you can make a decision today which will be good for your future, invest for the minutes and you will have the change for the next four years, mood was good, and i hope the outcome will bring some changes. >> you say people had these powers but ultimately they are trapped within an extremely cumbersome political system which makes it very difficult for this country to ever have a strong central government aren't they? no matter how much they vote or how much enthusiasm they share. >> the first part of the peace treaty, the peace agreement the government structures oar little bit complicated. but still even we see these government factors you can have a change and we did have changes in the past, there were new parties at almost every election there were new people and we hope to find new people. >> new political framework for
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bosnia? >> here in the federation but also at state level and actually it was tried already four or five times. there was an application back in 2006, 2007 and there was also jamessteinberg the deputy for hillary clinton. he also made an effort but unfortunately there was not enough local cooperation. >> the high representative there responsible for overseeing the dayton accords. we'll bring you the latest later in the evening. >> people in bolivia are also voting in a presidential election. about 6 million are eligible to cast their ballots. our latin america editor lucia newman is there in la paz. >> this must be the only country in the world where transportation and public transportation are forbid oden n
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election day. that means that people have to walk to their polling stations. entire families even the dog are here. now there are five presidential candidates, but very little mystery about the likely outcome. president evo morales mix of pragmatic mainstream economics have won him wide support. even the business sector that fought to have him ousted in 2009,ing knowledge. >> being part of the international election observer team told me that the system is not perfect but that there are no signs of significant irregularities that could alter the outcome. he also said that the high participation in politics of the indigenous majority in this country including women is an inspiration. in fact, starting this election for the very first time, 50% of
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all the candidates to the senate and to the lower house must be women. and that means that at least in theory, bolivia could be the country with the largest participation of women in congress of any country in the world. >> cyclone huthut has hit, causing hundreds of thousands of people to leave their homes. this report filed from new delhi. >> winds up to 200 kilometers an hour. launch the province eggs os of a and lama pradsh. people say they need more help. >> translator: yesterday night there is heavy rainfall here. no one is here to help us.
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fishermen's lives have been destroyed. >> state governments have told hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their homes and businesses. they've also set up more than a thousand relief shelters. 1800 emergency workers and now on the ground, and are continuing with the rescue operations despite the treacherous conditions. >> we are adequately prepared. we are doing our best, we have mobilized all the necessary central resources to insist the state governments. in terms of forces, we have 24 teams of the ndrf and 24 teams and 18 teams. >> just a year ago, this region was hit by cyclone pylin which affected millions of people but caused few casualties because of massive evacuations. while state government authorities are again predicting severe damage to sphrawrt they
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hope their-- infrastructure they hope their disaster management plans will stave lives. al jazeera new delhi. >> beings sporadic exchange of fire continued through the night, both sides are being blaming each other. earmd stopped on thursday. hong kong chief executive says protesters have almost zero chance of securing free elections despite weeks of demonstrations. c.y. leung said, scustle scustle out, ootion demonstrators are rallying against beijing's decision to screen candidates for 2017 election.
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>> here in mong kok where i am, are earlier today where these blue ribbon antiprotestors as they're calling themselves tried obreak things up here. i'm not sure if you can see in my shot here, far tighter security, flash points of a lot of the confrontations between the locals and the protestors, regardless what the chief executive has said regardless of what the locals are saying as far as inconveniencing their lifestyles and their daily lives of going to work and their daily functions the protesters have clearly state they'd they are going to remain here. >> to south africa where many in the rural areas, to get to school, some arrive late or even drop out because of the lengthy
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trek. just outside of jone jo johanne. >> he walks more than five kilometers every day. >> i'm staying far far far away, so i'm coming later, when i'm staying far like that sometimes i'm not catching up the time. are. >> reporter: the 19-year-old south african is writing exams soon. he's worried coming late and missing lessons could make him fail. >> most of them they become irritable, they don't concentrate for the better part of the lesson. and therefore, it affects the results so it's important that when they come in, then they get
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all the lessons on time. >> these brand-new bikes were delivered to the school and they could help attendance and pungtd walt. a two hour walk -- punctuality. >> 500,000 of them walk longer hours than four hours to and from school. over a period of two years from receipt of bicycle we will monitor the academic performance their punctuality their attendance to see if we can't get some shift in a very practical way, shift some of their situation that's currently happening on the ground. >> but many more bicycles are still needed across south africa. there aren't enough bicycles so that means some children won't get one. priority given to those students who live the furthest away and who take longer to walk to school. now has his very own wheels and he hopes his final year in high
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school will be a smooth ride. he heads home promising to be on time for school from now on. hara matasa, al jazeera, south africa. >> and a reminder there's plenty more news and features on our website, that's why those five airports have been deemed critical. and they talked about the enhanced screening which will include fever checks, targeted questions in terms of who they've been in contact with, and u.s. contact information here in case they need to get in debate. an exclusive look inside north korea all of that straight ahead on "al jazeera america." keep it here. today on "power politics" here come the collinto t