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>> announcer: we now rejoin this programme already in progress. >> translation:..we all have to deal with... all right. we have been listening to french support minister bernard cazeneuve talking us through the sequence of events that took place in the attack on the "charlie hebdo" office what happened in the aftermath of that attack and what is happening with the security operation today. this is what we know at this point. the interior minister zoomed to suggest not one, but two cars belonging to the brothers were found. he mentioned identity cards belonging to the two brothers -
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those were his words - were found in the getaway cars. he said the younger of the two cars was known to the security forces and they had proof that he did, indeed have links to al qaeda in 2004 and 2005. confirming some of what we already know. but he said that the individuals then under surveillance on the radar. french security forces were known to intelligence services and nine people linked to the two individuals are being held. french interior minister confirmed that individuals looking like the suspects had been located north of paris and police forces currently focussing the operation in northern france - we know that 88,000 offices are involved in that operation in france to find the two brothers suspected of carrying out the attacks on the paris office of "charlie hebdo". as the police continue their search, people are gathering in
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central paris for a vigil, solidarity and support, a sense of lose and defiance. a statement that the country will not compromise democratic issues of a free press. >> reporter: to the north of paris is search is under way for the men that carried out the attack. after a sighting in this garage in the north-east of the capital. they were hunting two men, the prime pictures. police say cherif kouachi and said kouachi, brother of algerian decent are armed and dangerous. cherif kouachi has a previous conviction for helping to send jihadist fighters to iraq. meanwhile france is grieving not just for the dead but they know the country will struggle to recover from the wounds and fear what will come next.
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this is the place de la republique in the center of paris. the silence was observed across the country. a long poignant pause. [ siren ] >> reporter: as the country mourned there was another attack on the streets of paris. in the south of the center two police officers shot. shortly afterwards they heard the news. one of those shot a police woman, died of her wounds and, yet again, the killer got away. >> we don't know that there's a link between this attack and wednesday's attack on "charlie hebdo". we know the gunman here according to eyewitnesss, used an automated weapon and deliberately targeted officers in uniform, all adding to a sense of crisis in the french capital. president francis hollande said it's a time for national unity. >> translation: france has been struck directly in its heart.
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the capital in a place where the spirit of liberty and resistance breathes freely. the spontaneous gathering throughout france those that our great france nose how to come together and of peace against those that think they can attack it by killing journalists and police. >> reporter: get the president's words, many on the streets feel numb. >> i feel empty. it's something so unbelievable - they were like my family. like me they like so much laughing and against the silliness in the world. >> reporter: whatever the consequences of these events will be there is something of a political truce in france. for the authorities, the priority is to catch killers on
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the loose jacky rowland joins us - we'll get to jacky rowland shortly. she has been monitoring event in central paris where people bather to pay respects to the victims of the attack. this is something we have seen not just in the french capital, but across the country. people coming together in a show of unity, a message of solidarity, that this was not just an attack on charl"charlie hebdo", but all values and people determined to show that this has not divided them it has made them stronger. jacky rowland is live in the french capital. give us a sense of the mood, the atmosphere and what is happening around you. >> it's interesting when you consider the mood the sombre
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mood and people are contemplating, and there are candles light and shruins. there's a mood of one of defiance and almost resistance. they chanted the french national anthem and have chanted "charlie is not dead charlie is alive" a message to those trying to silence "charlie hebdo". we have been told next week the "charlie hebdo" magazine will be published on wednesday, with a print run of 1 million copies and that is many-fold the number of copies that would normally be printed. the message coming that killing journalists, killing cartoonists will not silence the message, it will if anything multiple the number of voices so we have had cheering clapping here. a different atmosphere to the
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quiet sombre atmosphere on wednesday night. >> jacky rowland, i'm not sure if you had a chance to listen to the french interior minister bernard cazeneuve, speaking in the last few minutes, taking us through the sequence of event, but giving more information about the suspects and i guess the message from him was that efforts are continuing police security forces are doing all they can to locate the suspects. >> yes. unfortunately i wasn't in a position to listen to the interior minister here. but certainly that is a message that we have been hearing from different officials. we heard it from the prime minister. we heard it from the president and the opposition leader nicolas sarkozy, the idea that no stone is left unturned no lead is not being followed and every single resource and force available is being used put on
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the case. security forces intelligence agencies and the general public as well. at the same time officials have been stressing that they are not going to be giving a blow by blow act of the investigation. it's important that a lot of it will be kept under the radar. partly to ensure security of the public, but also as well not to compromise the investigation, because we are talking about a manhunt. two people understood to be heavily armed, who have killed 12 people 10 of them civilians, two police officers. these people are dangerous. so the task of trying to catch the suspects is very much the top priority of the authorities, of the security forses at the moment. >> yes. that was definitely the message from bernard cazeneuve, the interior minister. we heard from him a few minutes ago. jacky rowland, thank you for bringing us up to date on what is happening in paris.
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the next edition of "charlie hebdo" will be out wednesday. 1 million copies will be printed. usually they sell about 50,000. lawrence lee looks at the attack on the newspaper. >> reporter: the words don't just mean "charlie hebdo" is in our heart, but the magazine has the full support. that was the officer by this cartoonist in the hours after the shootings. the next phase is a deeper analysis. the "charlie hebdo" flag over the presidential palace the dove of peace, newspapers for wings, and the armed men described by a signature mouse in confrontational terms. plontu had known the men killed for 30 years. and your readers are saying if you want to kill them then you must - you should kill us as well. >> yes, we have to continue the battle. it is the beginning of the
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battle. >> reporter: la monde, france's most respected newspaper described it as its own september 11th it is now etched in the memories. as the reporters of "charlie hebdo" showed a resilience in defines defines defines -- defiance so says the mood of saying what the magazine wants, will be supported by the rest of the media. >> when you attack liberty of opinion, freedom, speech freedom, press freedom, we are going stronger and more cellular. and we will be - "charlie hebdo" will resume and the press - freedom of the press will be stronger in france. >> outside the building where the words talk of the depths of night and human spirit armed police stand guard.
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journalism is under attack but they are fighting back. france says the press and democratic values have come under attack. in the days to come the french media has an important role to say, sument anniously -- simultaneously showing that people can say what they want without fear of attack and at the same time not pandering to bigoted and anti-islamic values. the staff at lamond held their open silence. they see an opportunity in this to isolate those who would kill people whose opinions they disagree with well there has been a huge response to the paris attack on social media. let's join our correspondent who has been following what has been going on. >> thank you very much.
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as you can imagine there was an outpouring of emotion on social media following the attack. behind me are some of the cartoons showing support for the newspaper. i want to show you what we as a team did, under "jes suis charlie." this is a moment before the attack and i'll play this. how many people tweeted out "jes suis charlie" around the world in the last 24 hours from a minute after the attack. the reds are where people are using it. when you see the explosions of yellow across the u.k. western parts of europe france the u.s. - that is where people are tweeting "jes suis charlie" - identifying with the victims the most of course that hashtag was the biggest that emerged. there was another, and that is je suis akmed. supporting the police officer
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killed. look at the people tweeting this hashtag. this person tweeted this picture: over in ireland, john tweets: sh i want to go back to amsterdam. this image: we are looking at the sheer numbers, i am charlie is the hashtag that had the most usage in the last 24 hours. more than 3 million people used the hashtag. other conversations going around also are as important. we are looking at the hashtag kill all muslims. don't need to unpack that for you. the best part about bringing out the kill muslims is everyone
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using it are disgusted that it exists and again there's journey with me going back to the sydney attacks, where people say ride with me if you are visibly muslim wearing a hijab, we'll look after you. this is france's version of that. people wearing it as a label. and one more to show you - a thank you from france to the rest of the world for their empathy. that's thanks the world from france and it's been said: >> i want to show you something else trending, and that is a name. patrick patrickpelu - here is a short clip that has gone viral: pat
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>> of course you see that and wonder how do you explain something like this to a child. the children's magazine "the little daily" published this an issue free to download. the cover is shared online. this is significant because charb, he was a cartoonist for this publication. >> there has been lots of high profile comments online and social media but what i'm about to show is an instagram. elsa is the daughter of georges wolinski killed in the attack yesterday. she posted this today from her dad's office. blank peace of paper, pen unused and it says: if you want to follow curate
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for yourself i highly remembered you look at the # "jes suis charlie," and you see the narration, narrative, stories and conversations happening in social media. that's from the av stream team of what we are doing in terms of social media around the event sound good a great deal of conversation and debate taking place online. we'll have more on france and what is happening there later in the newshour. also - suffering through the storm, how syrians fleeing war are facing a battle against the elements. counting gets underway in sri lanka after the nation votes. in sport, in the coming hours, 16 teams embark on a 3-week journey to be crowned the best football team in asia. details coming up a bit later on.
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al jazeera learnt the chief prosecutor of the criminal court may be close to opening an investigation into the beginning of the war. james bays our national editor joins us from new york. why is this investigation likely to happen now? >> all the attention is it focussing on the palestinian signing up to the rome statute, meaning there'll be i.c.c. jurisdiction. at the same time as president abbas did that he signed a declaration, which gives the i.c.c. retroactive power going back to june 13th, 2014. so a period covering the last summer gazan war. why do we thing then there could be a preliminary investigation? al jazeera has been speaking to legal experts and looking at the chief prosecutor's policy document. if you weigh through the
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detailed document. it tells you in article 76, on receipt of a referral declaration, the office will open a preliminary examination of a situation at hand. it goes on to say a preliminary examination is to look at the possible case and see whether they should launch a full investigation. it's very much a preliminary investigation to decide whether there should be a full investigation. but unless the chief prosecutor goes against her own policy paper, it looks highly likely that she'll have to do that. >> under the rhime statue that president mahmoud abbas signed on the last day of last year i.c.c. jurisdiction over palestine doesn't come into force until april 1st. how then could the initial investigation happen before that date? >> it could happen i'm told by legal experts, within days because there's legal precedent for this. there has been a number of other
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cases. one case involving kote du voir where preliminary examination started before the jurisdiction came into force, and ukraine, which last year lodged a declaration. as said in the policy paper, the chief prosecutor immediately opened a preliminary examination in this case even though ukraine is not a member of the i.c.c. hasn't showed their own statute. >> james bays diplomatic editor live from the united nations in new york let's move on. 23 people have been killed in a series of explosions in iraq. eight killed, 23 injured in a blast in samarra. in western baghdad eight were killed in a shia mosque and in a separate attack south of baghdad a suicide bomber killed 7, injuring 21 others at a
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police check point well three syrian refugee children died after a snow storm destroyed their tent. record low temperatures across the middle east are adding to the struggle for hundreds of thousands of refugees living in tents along the syrian border with lebanon. jane ferguson reports from beirut. >> reporter: if the snow comes, the tents will collapse. syrian refugees try to avoid being submerged. they are running out of everything necessary to survive. >> translation: we don't have bread or heating oil. look at me. we don't have socks. everything is in the tents. no relief aid, no food water, nothing. just absolutely nothing. >> reporter: snow usually hits the areas in the beqaa valley a storm won'ts has been particularly cruel to the hundreds of thousands.
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>> we need heating oil and bread so the children do not die. >> sickness is hitting. cold has hit the hardness. the united nations handed out food and heating. lebanon has no formal camps, they are scattered through a huge area. reaching everywhere in the snow is difficult. >> refugees are scattered over 1700 locations. we estimated 30% were living in insecure dwelling this year it's around 50%. people are living in informal settlements, which could have four tents 50 or 100, and in unfinished buildings, animal sheds and storage facilities. >> the storm is affecting multiple countries. syrian refugees in lebanon are vulnerable. they must battle nature now for
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their survival. well staying with the winter storm in the middle east and syrian refugees living in jordan's zaatari refugee camps had tents destroyed by heavy wind and snow storm. temperatures are 13 degrees celsius at this time of year but has dropped to zero this year. 17,000 refugees live in zaatari more picture from paris. this is the scene. thousands gather for a second night at the place de la republique. this is pretty much what we have seen through the day. president francis hollande declaring it a day of mourning flags flying at half mast. the bells rang out for two minute as people paid tribute to the victims of yesterday's attack. i want to talk to a journalist in paris. omi, we have seen a show of
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solidarity not just within france but politicians, journalists, members of the public across the world. talk to me about how you are feeling after the event in paris yesterday. >> good evening. it's very sad what has happened yesterday and i think it's normal that everyone and it is a gesture of solidarity. there's a problem in france, and people don't mention it which is actually dedication who are these people why these people act like that. it's very sad recollects and i
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thing that other politicians want to be united. they have also to remember what they are doing in the suburbs, and in the - in paris, friendships, where you see where there's only black people and arabic people. and i think the policy has to change. the policy has to change actually. the policies have to change. i have to explain what is happening in the '80s. on a tv show a famous singer said that actually there is a problem with the youth. the youth are desperate and they
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should actually turn on terrorism. and it was in the '80s it was the night in march 1980. and i think that it's very important now to have this day of mourning to think of these people who were actually killed because of their education. france is a country of liberty. and those people who killed do not know what is liberty of expression. they are not educated you know you raise some fascinating points there. you raised a number of really interesting points and you speak about there being a deep problem within the country, marginalization, a lack of integration in france. are you confident that events in
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paris yesterday will perhaps result in the country in society perhaps holding a mirror to itself and reflecting on the problems or is there a risk it could sharp ebb existing divisions -- sharpen existing divisions in the country? >> no actually it's - people have to really understand that they have to be united. they can't marginalise people. you see a lot of youth, a lot of young people while going to syria now. how come? they are born here. it's not about religion it's about education. as i see people in the place de la republique in the world, saying that we don't want to see this kind of thing happen any more. we don't want the - as a journalist we have a duty to see
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what is happening in the suburbs. how can you see terrorism in all the suburbs that you see. for instance counter-terrorism is not good. people have to be together united white, black, chinese - all the kind of people. in the '80s i remember there was a lot of people from different origin. now you go and it's different. it's different. you go to another town in the south, and it's different. >> houmi, thank you so much i appreciate getting your perspective. it's interesting to get a sense of the broader socioeconomic context around what is happening. >> i know i know. thank you also.
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>> very briefly. >> yes. as a journalist we have a duty to explain also that we have to explain the education, and also the civic and humanity rights to children. the station has to be in school to explain how can children be united really. so it is my main point and on sunday all the political party will be there in the republic. i think that it's now time to react, to react together. >> it will be a significant rally taking place on sunday. a lot of national political consensus behind the demonstration. thank you, appreciate your time. more to come on the newshour. we'll bring you news from sri lanka. counting gets under way in a crucial election there, and in sport as the dakar rally rides
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welcome back. you're watching the al jazeera newshour. i want to take you through the top stories now. the search is continuing for two brothers accused of killing 12 people in an attack on a french satirical magazine "charlie hebdo". nine linked to the suspects are in custody, says the interior minister. [ bells toll ] >> a moment's silence has been observed in france to remember those who died. the bells at the notre dame cathedral in central paris rang for two minutes flags on all public buildings are flying at half mast. in other developments the killing of a police officer in a separate incident is treated as a terror attack put -- but is
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not connected to the attack at the "charlie hebdo" offices. now, as we were saying the search for the two suspects in the attack is under way. we know that security forces are focussing their attention on the region north-east - north of paris, in the north of france. barnaby phillips has been following the story, and joins us from a town where the police have been carrying out the search. what can you tell us about what you have seen and heard about efforts to track down the two men. >> the french police put this area under a heightened alert as they have put the whole town of paris under alert. it was near here there was a
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sighting of two brothers at 10:30 in the morning, it's 7:30 in the evening - so that is nine hours ago, a while ago. there has been activity around here by counter-terrorism police. they have searched another town also a little further east from where i am. clearly this would seem to be the focus of their activity but for obvious reasons, there's only so much that they will say in public at this point in time. as far as we know the prime suspects are very much at large. >> that's right. we are in a situation where we know the security operation has moved outside of the french capital, obviously. the alert is still very much at its highest level, but the focus moved outside the capital to the north-east. there were several sightings of the two brothers. efforts continuing to locate
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them. we were hearing from the interior minister bernard cazeneuve earlier on talking about the seer number of security forces and police deployed as efforts continue to track them down some 88,000 police involved in the operation. what have you seen in terms of armed presence on the streets around you? >> well i have to say it's pretty discreet and life is carrying on for the most part across a large region as you would expect. i think what the french police must be thinking and really i have to say this is getting into conjecture a little bit, but it seems a reasonable assumption dash if the two men do not have some sort of support network, they'll have to surface at some point because, well they'll need food to the vehicle, they'll try to rob another vehicle, and will need food at some point. that would seem to be a reason
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why supposedly allegedly they attempt to rob a petrol station in villa cotre, because there are reports on that topically enough. >> returning to what i was saying about the attempted robbery of a petrol station and the shoddoey -- shadowy details, it seems the two men were looking for food and petrol for the car, confirming my conjecture that if they are going to keep on the move they'll have to use resources and that makes them vulnerable. thank you barnaby phillips for giving us a sense of what is happening around you. there's a great deal we don't know, in fact is scarce. thank you. barnaby phillips in soisson deadly attacks raised fear of a backlash across far europe. we look at how one immigration party is reacting to the
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killings. >> reporter: messages of solidarity outside the french embassy. some germans offered tributes thoughts are turning to what comes next. as well as expressing sympathy for the french nation germany's government stressed that the muslim community should not come under suspicion. already there are signs that this is happening. over recent months a movement has emerged, campaigning against the islamization of the west of the the latest march in dressdep attracted 18,000 it's been far out numbered by counter-demonstrations. the head of more rallies on monday, some non-mainstream parties, like the euro sceptical alternative says the movement has a point. >> translation: the connection is simple - the demonstrators are fearful of developments in europe related to islam and islamism. now they experience in paris
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that there has been islamist attacks. the connection is self-evident you don't need to comment further. >> reporter: this commentator claims they are not targetting the whole religion. >> at least the leaders of the movement use terrorist attacks by islamic fundamentalists to make people in europe afraid of muslims in general. >> reporter: for the deputy chairman of germany, the coming weeks will be divisive. >> on the whaund we fear raisist pop uists -- on the one hand we here raisists populists will utilize that. germany must make a stand for an open society. >> reporter: many in europe are
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aware of an anti-islam backlash there is a glimmer of hope now, in other news 100 people have been killed by the armed group boko haram in north-east nigeria, happening on cues night in the town of bag ark, an emote community in borno state on the banks of late chad nigeria's president launched an election campaign ahead of the poll. jonathan goodluck was surrounded by supporters at a rally in lagos. he's considered a front runner but his candidacy split his party. the main rival is a former military dictator counting is under way in sri lanka's presidential election. monitors reported sporadic incidents of violence for the most part the polls are peaceful. turn out is high. charles stratford has more.
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>> reporter: voters began arriving as the polls opened. it may have been a normal business day in sri lanka, the political significance was huge. president mahinda rajapaksa voted in his home town in the south. he changed the constitution in 2010 to allow for unlimited presidential terms, and says he's confident he can win an unprecedented third. >> translation: we are going to win this handsomely. our victory will be seen as a great victory by defeating as well. >> mahinda rajapaksa never expected he'd have to fight so hart. in north central sri lanka his ally for decades, now his political opponent went to the ballot box. maithripala sirisena fought what many describe as a brave campaign against the sri lankan leader accusing mahinda rajapaksa and his family some of whom long held positions of high political and economic
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power, of being autocratic and corrupt. >> translation: i know the vast majority of people will vote for me to take on the huge responsibility for the country. we are going to win. my hope is to build a country without violence - a kind and affectionate nation. >> reporter: there has been talks of voter intimidation it's unclear yet how clean the election was. >> concerns raised by groups about abuse of resources, and the partialitiy of the media and pre-election violence it will go towards establishing judgment as to whether there's a level playing field. >> reporter: the votes began being delivered to the counting center in the early evening. the election commission declaring the poll free and fair. >> i voted because we needed
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change. we have economic difficulties. the military regarded the interest as the ballot papers were sorted. >> translation: i don't have a problem with the president. there needs to be policy changes. the vote will help in the future. >> reporter: the military guarded the vote counting center as the votes were sorted. >> mahinda rajapaksa won with 58% of the vote last time and there were allegations of vote rigging and intimidation. whoever wins the election mahinda rajapaksa has been forced to take note that there are many people in sri lanka - whether former political allies or otherwise, that are unhappy with how the country is being run the brother of gaoled al jazeera journalist peter greste is hoping his brother will be deported now that a retrial has been ordered. peter greste has imprisoned in egypt with mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed.
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imran khan reports. >> reporter: 476 days and counting. that's how long peter greste and his colleagues mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed have been behind bars in egypt. their only crime is to report. on january 1st egypt announced a re retrial. no date is set. andrew grest hopes the president will deport his brother. >> immediately after a retrial was ordered peter submitted an application to the - to have - to get him deported under the guise of a presidential decree announced in november. we see this as an opportunity for the president to exercise his powers under the decree and deport peter, now that he's an accused person. he goes from being a convicted to an accused person. we are hopeful that egyptian
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authorities will consider this in a timely manner and come to a decision that it does see peter deported, and will benefit all parties. mohamed fadel fahmy's brother said deportation documents have been signed and lawyers and government officials are figuring out what will happen when he arrives in canada. an expert says it's not just legal issues keeping the three in gaol. >> they are saying it's political. it is not any more legal. and, of course the court, when it reversed the case that is giving hope that they could be acquitted or released at least. but that is - that depends on legal grounds.
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it will depend on political basis. egyptian president abdul fatah al-sisi comes upped intense criticism from governments for the courts handling of the trial. abdul fatah al-sisi would have preferred the journalist to be deported giving hope that that may happen now that a retrial has been announced. [ chants ] >> reporter: protests have gone global demanding the release of the three, and many other media organizations stood firm saying the detention is an attack on press freedoms. all three insist they have done nothing wrong, and the original trial has been unfair. a bollywood movie is setting regards in india, and angering far right hindu groups. protesters accused film-makers of insulting their religion. we have more from new delhi.
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>> reporter: the film stars a bollywood superstar and is about an ail yep on earth unable to return home. there's action comedy musicical numbers. offscreen it crossed more than $100 million. a record. the film critics says the success is a result of marketing. >> i find the film a little simplistic. it's fun, raising questions relevant to the way things are in india now. >> reporter: the film looks at the practice of religion in india and pokes fun of clergy and spiritual leaders. less than four weeks, it has broken box office records, and set new ones. along with fans there's protesters saying the movie is making money.
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protests have been held accusing the film of insulting hinduism. >> there's an effort to align hinduism in different ways. this is shameful. people that do such things should be thrown out of society and films banned. the film critiques, rather than insults the practice of religion and the protests increases interest in the fold. >> the right field feels that because they are in power, it's time to assert them. it's not that they protested previous films, but they are more. >> reporter: controversial or not, the producers put their faith in the film. still ahead on the al jazeera newshour. we bring you the sport. a fan gets more than he bargained for at a basketball
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game in montenegro. more on that later.
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robin is here with the sport. >> thank you, asia's biggest football tournament heads to australia, kicking off in melbourne op friday. japan are the defending champions, host australia opens against queue wait looking -- kuwait looking for the first-ever title, despite a lowly ranking of 100, they left oceania in search of tougher
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competition. they have asian powerhouse south korea. >> it's the first game of a major tournament and a tournament we are hosting. and our intent is to try to be successful regardless. that will only happen if we come out tomorrow night, play well get three points and have a strong performance. our affection -- focus has been on the first game and nothing beyond. if we want to go later on in the tournament. it won't happen unless we get it right on the first night. >> it would be suggested asia has a point to prove despite being popular. success has been hard to come by. there are no asian fames in the top 50. the best ranked is iran sitting at 51st in the world asia, failing to register a single victory. naturally no teams made it to the knockouts. there are five countries that ever made it out of the world cup group - japan, south korea, australia, saudi arabia and
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north korea reaching the quarterfinals in 1966 scott mcintyre is an asian football expert for sbs and says asia is not far behind. >> these things come in cycles if you look at the asian cup in 2010 more asian nations progressed to the knockout than there were european ones. it wasn't great in brazil. part of the problem is there's not the stage on which to test yourselves. it's for the big nations, the japans koreas - their test coming once every four years once they reach the confederation cup. the only way asia will get better is to have more representation more teams going to the big tournaments and playing. if you look at the players, inter milan and others the best
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players in the bundislega there's the talent coming out of asia. it's the big match experience as a nation that is lacking. >> 756 players took part last year the clubs were compensated by f.i.f.a. on thursday. 396 clubs will benefit from payments totalling $70 million as part of a deal struck in 2008. each club has been given 2,800 per player per day for their time at the world cup. $1.7 million to germany, algeria, five of the local clubs benefit to the assume of $254,000. the smallest checks were that of $6, 300 that went to al-nasser of the u.a.e. atletico bao
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a polish driver died of hypothermia and dehydration. michal hernik's body was found, the fifth death since the rally was moved in 2009. >> qatar's nasser leads the event with stage 5 under way. the toughest motor sport raise is out of reach for a number of competitors because of the high costs. 30 years ago the back bone of the paris dakar rally was made up of amateur motor cyclists and car drivers. there are private entries, but it's more commercial as wayne simmonds reports from argentina. >> reporter: this is a farmer from zambia a long way from home. david is the only competitor from the small african state in the dakar rally, and he's too
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aware of the dangers for bikers in a raise that snakes 9,000km through argentina and though the ranges. >> there's a bunch of crazy people. this is a close community. it's a spirit. we help each other out. somebody crashes, you stop. >> reporter: david made two previous attempts both ending with broken legs. despite 30 maine successful years in sport, he's running out of money. if he doesn't finish the dakar this time he won't have sponsorship or favors to call on. david doesn't own the bike. it's rented. this is not a work service team. the mechanic has his costs covered, but is working for free. this is about commitment and passion. >> this man from france that
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runs a service team met david at a rally in morocco, and is providing some of the players. >> it's not usual to have a collaboration. >> reporter: the biggest favour is from scott spears providing around the clock servicing for the whole two week round. >> i love motorcycles, i was born and raised and grow up on them. and to support the guys and know what they are going to and give them the best assistance is a passion for me. the biggest sponsorship deals and rising costs are making it harder for private entries. they have given the rally a spirit and determination that you see here. >> i will not sleep well until i get to the finish loin. the fact i won't come back if i don't finish - i don't want to think about that situation at the moment. it's quite depressing.
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>> reporter: so this rider says he'll concentrate less on the raising and more on finishing in an effort to avoid a repeat of what happens to many in the dakar rally one of bangladesh's best crickers could miss the world cup, after being sent to prison. haas an was denied bail after a case where an actress said he failed to carry out a promise to marry her technology has been creeping into sport. at a cricket game between australia and sydney what is spider cam has come under fire. steve smith dropped a key catch, saying the camera interfered with the line of sight. it proved costly for india to
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get in a healthy position. virat kohli scored an unbeaten 140 at stumps. india 342/5, and are 250 runs behind the home side a basketball match was disrupted by an angry supporter that got more than he bargained for. he poked in the face by a player and security and police had to break up the fight pt the match was able to continue. that's the good news. >> bizarre. >> that is the sport. thank you for watching. >> thank you. the scene right now in central france, power. the eiffel tower will go dark in a few minutes time at 1900 g.m.t. in a mark of respect for the victims of yesterday's attack. the mood in france sombre as people gather to pay respects.
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notre dame cathedral the bells rang for 2 minutes...
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the police manhunt for the "charlie hebdo" killers converges on an area north-east of paris. the prime suspects of cherif kouachi, and said kouachi - brothers in their early 30s. hello there. you're watching al jazeera, live from london. also coming up standing firm. thousands rally in the center of paris in memory of the victims. >> and also ahead - thousands flee a nigerian town captured by boko haram. there are reports of