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turkey's parliament meets to discuss military operations against i.s.i.l. and the p.k.k. hello again, i'm martine dennis, you are with al jazeera live from doha also to come on the program... ..jewish settlers up in arms as diggers demolish an illegal settlement in the occupied west bang. pakistani police shoot dead the leader of the banned group lashkar-e-jhangvi which carried out attacks on shia muslims
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one man has been killed as over 1,000 migrants storm the channel tunnel in calais but first turkish jets have been bombing kurdish fighters in the mountains of south-eastern turkey. this will be the first time in this offensive that the kurdistan workers party, or the p.k.k. have been attacked inside a county. previously they've been targeted inside iraq. now n.a.t.o. says it backs turkey's fight against i.s.i.l. but urged it not to abandon the peace process with the kurds. bernard smith has more now. >> reporter: turkish f-16 fighter jets don't have too far to fly to hit new targets i.s.i.l. over the
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border. this was last week. they don't have further to go to target an old enemy many kurds are angry and frustrated that the turkish government seems to equate the threat from i.s.i.l. with the threat from the p.k.k. here, a mainly kurdish city, in south-eastern turkey, representatives from more than 18 non-governmental organizations have been meeting. they are working out a joint response to what they fear is a threat to the already fragile peace protest between the p.k.k. and the government. >> translation: we call on the people, the kurds and the people of turkey to show solidarity. the only way to do it is to stand up against the policies. >> last month most of these people were celebrating the electoral success of pro-kurdish h.d.p. winning a seat in -- 8 seats in parliament for the first time. >> now turkey's president was to lift the immunity of m.p.s
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suspected of being linked with what he called terror groups. recep tayyip erdogan is questioning the talks with the p.k.k. can carry on. >> i don't think it's possible to continue a peace process with those that take aim at the national security and brotherhood in this country. >> recep tayyip erdogan says having embarked on an offensive against terrorism, turkey will not back off. we can go live to bernard smith, our correspondent who is there in the area. that kurdish majority city - as parliament meets in this special essential, it seems as though the kurdish community wanted to hang on to whatever scraps of a peace deal remains. >> yes, and what is particularly interesting about the emergency parliamentary session is it will only be the second time that the 80 members of the h.d.p.
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appeared in parliament. they were lected only won their seats back in june when the h.d.p. managed to get over the threshold getting them representation in parliament. the ground is set for what could be a combative parliamentary session. one senior ruling party, the a.k. party official accused the h.d.p. of doing nothing for the peace process since it got into parliament. they are interested in peace, but not interested in a coalition, because there are talks between the various parties to see if there's a power-sharing government that can be achieved because it does not have enough to rule on its own. the leader of the aft kp called on all sides to put down the guns to talk about peace, where it continues. the defence minister will turn up. he'll give a statement to parliament, to the assembly and they may be able to ask
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questions afterwards. recep tayyip erdogan himself seems hawkish. he is the one that seams to say that there's no point to continuing with the peace deal with the kurdish community. i'm wondering how many members of parliament will be supporting him and following that kind of line. >> yes, there were hawkish comments from president recep tayyip erdogan but a slightly more conciliatory line came out from one. deputy prime ministers. he's in charge. he's from the a.k. party, in charge of the negotiations with the p.k.k. and he says that the p.k.k. needs to stop all the actions and leave turkey. he says they have not. one of the difficulties these days for the p.k.k. is once upon a time it was very disciplined organization from the top down. we understand that in recent times, it's become a bit more
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fractured. so there are youth groups allied to the p.k.k. that are responsible for the low-level incidents that have been over the years in turkey there have been kidnappings on behalf of the p.k.k. there has been road checkpoints set up. there's a policeman set up yesterday. there hasn't been a major offensive like a hole there's a problem of smaller groups acting independently. >> okay for now. bernard smith live there now the israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu has approved the construction of 300 illegal settler homes in the occupied west bank. elsewhere jewish settlers have been fighting with israeli forces during a demolition drive in the beit-elsettlement. two were demolished there after a supreme court ruling. the government failed in a bid
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to legalize the comflint. israeli settlements are illegal under international law. israel's parliament is due to vote on a bill legalizing prisoners on a hunger strike. human rights experts called the practice cruel. critics say palestinians are held without charge could be targeted. stephanie dekker reports. >> reporter: it was 35 years ago, but this man remembers what it felt like. >> it tied me down, shoved a tube down my nose and pushed. i felt my head exploding down to my stomach. >> our stomach was empty. it hurt, they did it again. >> it was part of a hunger strike in prison, protesting against prison conditions, some were force-fed, two died. because liquid got into their lungs.
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it was the last known case of force-feeding, that could change. force feeding is a controversial issue, it could become law. supporter of the bill moderated the language to get it to pass. crucially, it faces strong opposition from israel's medical community. this is a social meet yaing campaign -- social media campaign by physicians for human rights. they'll never execute a law telling them to force-feed prisoners. this is one of them. >> this is whether to save life or not. the discussion shouldn't be whether to - whether it's dangerous or not, but whether it's ethical. whether you can demand from a musician to do something against his belief, his religion, against his medical ethics. >> we put that to the team drafting the bill.
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>> our law is not about force-feeding, but medical treatment. we wanted to be provided as necessary. it will be at the doctor's discretion. we will not force the hand of any doctor. thereby they will begin force-feeding, but rather with lighter treatment. if they need to force-feed. it will be after they come to the medical conclusion that it will save the patient's life. >> no prisoner died from hunger strike in israel. there'll be little prisoners can do if it becomes law and they are force-fed. >> they have to take us, be patient. resistance has many facets. we don't expect mercy from the enemy. it's been 35 years and days since then. >> he said force-feeding is not about saving lives, but breaking spirits. others could become a real and legal future. pakistani police say they shot dead the leader of the
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banned group lashkar-e-jhangvi which is behind hundreds of killings in the country, malik ishaq was killed in a shoot-out with security forces in punjab. 13 others were killed including two of his sons. his group, lashkar-e-jhangvi is on the list of terrorist organizations in many countries, including the u.s. britain, india and russia. they claimed responsibility for many attacks on shia muslims. malik ishaq was accused of plotting the 2009 attack on the sri lankan cricket team in lahore. he faced several murder trials but has been acquitted after witnesses refused to testify nicole johnson has more from the pakistan capital islamabad. >> malic and his two sons were arrested. they were providing information about a weapons store. they were on the way back to
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prison when members of his group attacked the party trying to free him. they succeeded for a while, raced off on motorbike, they were intercepted by pakistan police and a firefight earn sued. he and two sons were killed. it's a blow for the group. tus one of the powerful. the top four, it's under the imbrela of the pakistani taliban. it's involved in violence targeted to the shia community, especially in adequate area, in baluchize tan the british government is meeting in an emergency session after migrants in france tried to storm a tunnel to england. one man was killed by a truck as 1500 tried to get into the eurotunnel overnight. monday fight 2,000 migrants tried to enter the terminal near
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the port of calais. thousands have been camp in calais for months hoping to get into the u.k. >> reporter: we are working closely with the french. the home secretary met with the french interior minister we invested money around calais and put fencing under the entrance about the tunnel. we are doing everything we can. the home secretary is chairing a meeting. making sure that everything that can be done working with the french is being done. >> there's more to come on the show. >> imp including -- including a fight to join i.s.i.l. including summer training camps. >> science fiction is fact. leading scientists issue a warning over the robot arms
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hello again, i'm martine dennis these are the stop stories. turkish jets targeted kurdish fighters in the south-east. the first time that p.k.k. fighters have been attacked inside turkey. n.a.t.o. backs turkey's fight against i.s.i.l. and urged it not to abandon peace protests against the kurds. they have shot dead the leader of the banned group. they carried out many attacks on shia muslims. they have faced several murder
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trials but were acquitted because witnesses refused to testify. the british home secretary will share an emergency meeting trying to storm the tonne ement. one man has been found dead as 1500 migrants entered the tunnel overnight. >> lij's recently lected president is on his way to cameroon. cameroon is part of the regional. they are expect to call for a stronger unity between his army and cameroon's. we can go live to armed in cameroon - we seem to have lost the link to ahmed idris, our correspondent in gombe.
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he is in gombe city the capital. gombe state. it's the heart of death and destruction wrought by boko haram, and sent us this report earlier. >> reporter: this man mass been floating in and out of consciousness for a week. a victim of the last suicide attacks in gombe. he and his father are fighting for their lives. the small business destroyed. his recovery is a long way off. in many areas of the north-east. there has been suicide bombers. the injured have all sorts of traumas, physical and mental. there's something that is prosperous distros syndrome which they have to manage.
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for now, that is a predicament facing many in hospitals here. most of the patients in this war are victims of boko haram attacks. over the last 6 months hundreds of dead and injured passed through here. the hospital saw an increase in victims. boko haram fighters targeted civilians. the social economic costs continued to pile up. this is a father of 7 injured as he finished work. >> he was afraid to go back to work. >> the risk is too much. there are threats everywhere there is a family to feed. they will just leave. if i could get a job. >> he is not alone.
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traders and businesses have been destroyed by the attacks. in families impoverished. the priority is to avoid being hit. fears of another attack are never far off now to iraq where children as young as 13 are being recruited into militias to fight against i.s.i.l. in anbar province. these militias are known as popular mobilization forces and they are controversial human rights groups are concerned. imran khan reports from baghdad. >> reporter: young recruits study battlefield tactics in a shia base north of baghdad. they are taking advantage of cooler night air to learn deadly skills. at summer camps across iraq they are being taught to fight. the teenagers answered the call
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to join up from the highest cleric, the grand ayatollah khamenei. it's not just about weapons and surviving in a war zone, but about indoctrination, believing that the fight is just. >> we are here at the camp answering the call to defend our lands from terrorism. we are getting courses on weapons, rules of engagement and first aid, and we are also getting islamic doctrine evidence in i.s.i.l. video they use the mix of battlefield tactics and religion. both sides are entrenched both saying they are right. not all the recruits are buying into the adoption. this is it hamza, not his real name, and he asked for his identity to be killed. he's angry at the shia militia, saying speaking out could provoke attacks on the family. >> translation: we defend our sacred lands. look at the sons of officials, most live abroad in safety. why don't they come back. and defendure lands. i fight near one of the fronts in fallujah. my friend was injured and died.
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my family didn't allow me to go back. i lost from in fighting. i saw many die in advance. many others are not fighting but living a prosperous life elsewhere. >> reporter: the anger against iraqis who don't join the fight is typical. many feel it's the militias, in particular the shia ones are leading the charge against i.s.i.l. the numbers of militia casualties is hay. -- high. the united states is prohibited by law from supplying military aid from anyway regime which recruits underage soldiers. the u.s. supports the armed -- the u.s. doesn't for the militia, but supports the armed forces which back the militias. critics of the militia say the reason they recruited so young was because of losses on the battlefield, a charge denied. by no means is this a new thing. saddam hussein, former dictator used to use young recruits. he called them his lion cubs,
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for many, it's a continuation of that tradition, it's a show of loyalty from iraq. china said it recovered more than $6 billion of money and assets lost to corrupt officials, part of an anticorruption drive by president xi jinping, who promised to tackle the matter at all levels of government bangladesh supreme court upheld a death sentence given to a leading opposition politician. he was ground guilty of abduct abducting and killing minority hindus. we have this report from the capital dakar. >> reporter: for are for a man
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that used to be a trusted and powerful advisor to the prime minister, it's been a high fall from faith. he was sentenced to death in 2013. for helping the bangladesh army. those defining him say it charges are all about politics. >> the pakistan army killing the man. if that is so how he was elected several times in the parliament by popular votes. >> the 1971 war was brief but brutal. several people who collaborated with the pakistani army were assumed of orchestrating mass murders. it wasn't until 2010 that the law time trials began. most charged are leaders of the
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opposition parties. their supporters clashed violently with police. the trials are a way to get rid of the government's enemies. hundreds of opposition activists have been killed since. the trial has its own vocal set of supporters. >> that's a notorious person. they themselves are with the auxiliary armed forces. he abducted torture, killing, murder and the genocide. in the midst of the politics the issue of justice for victims has been overshadowed. in the rain several visitors come to this site where there's a mass execution in 1971. those who did commit war crimes
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should be punished. everyone wants that. however reach of powerful they should be punished. we should make sure it is the people that committed the crime. even after 44 years, the pass continues to haunt the bangladesh public. those in the dark. the government says that these verdicts are necessary no order for bangladesh to move on from a previous tragedy. as long as suppression of opposing voices here continues. questions will again be raised about how fair the trials are now, a member of the cat family the tiger is in danger of being wiped out. he is smart but solitary and had to compete with us humans for space. the loss of much of its natural habitat to cities and farming
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that caused the problems. there's more tigers in captivity than the wild. there are 100,000 wild tigers. there are around 3,000. the population drops. tigers in the wild could be extinct in five years, why conservationists named today, july 29th international tigers day. countries need to commit to wiping out command for tiger products. >> tigers are great risk for poach poaching friday is day to reflect on the changes ahead. some are doing better than others. india, nepal - there are encouraging signs much tiger
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population recovering. we see populations in layo china, and vietnam straggling to increase. there are more in tiger farms than in the farms. there are signs that tigers are populations are stabilizing and increasing. countries like china need to do a lot more to end command. while we have forest officers on the front line in india and nipal, we need to see countries like china and lao end tiger forming a group of leading scientists signed an open letter calling for a ban on autonomous weapons. astrophysicist to even hawking is among a group concerned that
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governments are developing weapons that think for themselves. daniel schweimler reports. >> this is the human intelligence of the developing artificial intelligence around the world. now we are in obama care for the conflict. there's huge potential to come. conscious machines, robots that the humans can interact with. like in the movies. that's some time away. i think we will. it's plausible that that will happen. we'll get plenty of indications that it will happen, before we see conscious machines, it's not something that happen overnight. >> reporter: we are already seeing the benefits of artificial intelligence in every day lives. number airport security medicine and cars that park themselves. this is only the beginning. >> the technology is developing rapidly. every now and then we need to stop and ask important questions. where is the technology going, limits if any, who controls it
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and what are the potential dangers. >> among the potential dangers is the use of artificial intelligence in weapons of war, which is why more than 1,000 of those signed this letter, released at the conference, warning. potential pitfalls. but there are dangers, and we don't want society to stumble into situations in an uninformed way. i mean - so what this letter is about is really about autonomous killing machines, about equipping machines with the capability to decide whether to take a human life. >> hollywood films have put out fears about the potential dangers, the evil ones harnessing technology to take over the world. >> many have an apocalyptic vision about this, believing we should be careful because computers could become better than us and we should see a danger. >> reporter: we have been warned.
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