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>> obama vows to eliminate isil as world leaders step up border controls after the deadly attacks in paris. >> this is al jazeera live from london. [ gunfire ] >> new pictures emerge of the paris attacks, seven people are detained across the border in belgium. remembering the victims, france begins three days of mourning while the world grieves with it. >> on the program, capturing sinjar, kurdish fighters say
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u.s. airstrikes were crucial to their success. >> i'm in the republic of the congo where ape habitats are increasingly under threat. >> hello, thank you for joining us. world leaders of the g-20 summit in turkey decided to step up border controls and aviation security in the wake of friday's attacks in paris. u.s. president barack obama said the killings would further encourage leaders to eliminate the is state of iraq and the lee haven't and redouble their efforts to end the syrian war. 129 people died, 352 were injured on friday night when beganmen and suicide bombers targeted six locations across paris. france's northern neighbor belgium said two attackers came from brussels. in all, seven people have been arrested there. we'll be live in paris.
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first let's go to bernard smith at the g20 summit in italia. tell us more what world leaders have been saying. >> this is supposed to be a summit talking about the global economy and challenges to the global economy, but it's been overshadowed by paris attacks. even before those attacks, the threat from isil was on the agenda here. there have been the killings which british tourists on the beach, the downing of a jet, the russian jet flying over the sinai peninsula and suicide bombings in beirut last week all claimed by isil. world leaders here have been lining up to condemn this latest attack in paris. the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon said our response needs to be robust but within the rule of law so we don't fan the flames we are trying to put out.
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there was this from the u.s. president barack obama: >> we will redouble our efforts working with other members of the coalition to bring about a peaceful transition in syria, and to eliminate daish as a force that can create so much pain and suffering for people in paris and ankara and other parts of the globe. the french president hollande said it was equivalent to a declaration of war from isil. any cooperation among the countries in the g20 in the fight against isil? >> one particularly interesting scene here was a meeting off the record on the sidelines meeting between barack obama and president vladimir putin of russia. we saw them shake hands and then put their heads together for about half an hour, so
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indication there that there might be cooperation. different countries have different priorities. the u.s. said it's fighting isil, russia said it's doing the same but concentrating its fire power on forces opposed to bashar al assad. now, we're seeing the first hint here that isil might be facing a more coordinated fight. >> bernard smith with the latest, thank you. >> meanwhile in paris, police found an abandoned car, and inside were several ak47 rivals, the sort used in the attacks. nate barker has the latest now from the french capital. >> french military on patrol in the streets of paris on this, a second day of mourning for those killed in the country's worst attacks since the second world war. the streets outside the concert hall where more than 80 died remained sealed off, as forensic teams gathered evidence.
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new amateur video captured the moment the killers opened fire on son cert goers. [ gunfire ] >> in another video, police prepare to storm the building. [ gunfire ] >> but are you be pushed back in a hail of bullets. one of the killers left a vital clue, a severed finger that allowed investigators to identify him at 29-year-old french national. six members of his family, including his father and brother have been arrested. >> he caught the attention of the police due to a violation of public power. from 2004-2010, he was pronounced guilty eight times but was never imprisoned. in 2010, he was blacklisted by the police due to extreme behavior, but never classified as part of an illegal extremist group. >> police have also found a syrian passport at the site of
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the france bombing, used by someone claiming refuge on the greek island of laros in october. several men have been arrested in belgium. investigators say they are connected to a car found near the concert hall. >> multiple arrests and search warrants have been executed. these operations are still on going as we speak. >> authorities in germany say a man arrested earlier this month in bularia in a car loaded with explosives might be linked to the paris attacks. mounting tributes to those who lost their lives, many injured remain in a critical condition. after the attacks on charlie hebdo, the authorities are warning against large rallies, still worried about security. >> investigators say it was part of a cross border operation. they are looking beyond france for more clues.
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this colorful cosmopolitan city is struggling to understand the mass murder that happened here. the french government is calling for unity. al jazeera, paris. >> a picture emerging of highly coordinated attacks. one piece of advice given to people is they should avoid large rallies, large gathers. how are people in paris marking what happened on friday? >> the warnings are largely ignored here. applies where people gathered at times is really a symbol of france and the french unity. i'd say a thousand people here now and throughout the day have been trickling by, laying flowers, lighting candles, placing messages at the foot of
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the statue, expressing regrets, a shrine is growing up around the statue. now, there's much more a defiance mood, dozens of young people standing and singing the french national be a them. there are a lot of police around. i haves to looking quite concerned, because obviously the whole ban on the public gatherings was because of the fear that they could become the target for another potential attack, but people seem to be sending a clear message they won't let what happened on friday night force them to change what they want to do. >> tell us more about the investigation, because as we were saying, there was a picture now starting to emerge, which i guess some people suspected from the start of these being highly coordinated attacks and having a bit an international dimension. >> yes, we're learning that there was annal dimension, certainly that the main access of that cooperation was between
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people in france and people in belgium, so we're hearing a lot of information from the belgian police about their operations. what we do know is that of the seven attackers who died on that friday night, three of them have been confirmed as holding french nationality. two of them were french, living in belgium. the reason this connection was exposed was two cars used in the attacks were repeated from belgium, so easy enough for the police to look at the car rental records, identify the names of the men who repeated the car. the other attacker, the third one who has already been named, seven members of his close entourage, including a brother and his father are being questioned and anti terror laws, the police have the right to hold them for four days, questions them before actually having to decide whether to
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charge or release them. also, seven people have been arrested in belgium, as well, as part of the investigation. >> jacky rowland with the latest from paris, thank you. >> now let's hear from jonah hall in paris on the church services held nationwide as france began three days of mourning. >> two days after the attacks, shock lingers, and grief. people gathered to pay their respects. the restaurants opposite one another. >> we were almost expecting it. we knew it wasn't going to be the end after january, but when it happens, you're always surprised. you think it's not possible, not
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in paris, not like this, so brutally. >> the emotional scenes, of course, whispered conversations, the only sound really the hum of vehicle engines. this young woman is worried about an injured friend. >> i have a friend who was shot three times in her legs, and injuries to her face. she's in stable condition, but psychologically, it's going to be very, very difficult for her, for her friends and even her family. >> i have lots of respect for the victims and their families because i know the area very well. i come here all the time. we could have been hit, too, and frankly, it's very upsetting. >> away from these locations, so solemn, so quiet, the police investigation is widening,
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taking in locations from belgium to montenegro to the isles of greece. >> that is not the concern here at people remember those willed in unseasonably mild weather as they ate and drank on a friday night out. >> there's much more still to come here on al jazeera, including: >> i think that was one of the worst foreign policy blunders in the history of the united states. >> wipe the legacy of the iraq invasion has again come back to haunt u.s. presidential hopeful hillary clinton. we're in argentina where the first ever presidential runoff triggered unprecedented political fervor among young people.
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>> time now for reminder of the stop stories. security dominated the talks at the g20 summit in turkey, following friday's deadly paris attacks. >> authorities say two attacks were from brussels, three were grinch. 129 were killed when gunmen and suicide bombers targeted six location business across the city. people of paris turned out to remember the victims of the attack, laying flowers in tribute. the country has entered three days of mourning. >> the paris attacks have provoked reaction from leading democrats who are hoping to replace u.s. president barack obama. we have a report now from iowa, where the democratic contenders have faced off.
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>> they came bearing signs of support for those still reeling from the paris attacks, and now wanting answers from the democratic candidates about how they will prevent similar attacks in the united states. >> my heart goes out to everyone in paris. i feel a lot of their sense of loss. >> it's concerning to me about what's going to happen in the future. i do want our presidential candidates to talk about what we are going to do to protect our country. >> the moderator asked the same question. vermont senator bernie sanders replying rival hillary clinton contributed to regional instability, voting for the invasion of iran in 2003. >> i would argue that the disastrous invasion of iraq, something that i strongly opposed has unraveled the region completely. >> i have said the invasion of iraq was a mistake, but i think if we're ever going to really
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tackle the problems posed by jihadi extreme terrorism, we need to understand it. >> it was an exchange that dominated the debate and immediately following had clinton's team struggling to spin. >> she has said that her vote for invading iraq was a mistake. >> but it wasn't just to acknowledge a mistake, does that go far enough? we can certainly all acknowledge that it contributed to the instability in the region. >> ultimately, but that's the kind of thing that voters decide. >> in february, iowans will get their chance when the state holds the first presidential nominating contest. >> there were domestic issues discussed in the second democratic debate, but given it comes just one day after the paris attacks, the candidates'
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positions on battling isil are what are making headlines. >> wave report from inside sinjar that cooperation is continuing to be a hallmark of the continuing fight against isil. >> kurdish peshmerga fighters captured the town of sinjar without much resistance. they celebrate on the streets, or what's left of them. air power was a reason for the victory. u.s. led coalition airstrikes hit several targets. >> we coordinated efforts with our coalition partners. we didn't see any resistance from isil. airstrikes played a crucial role. >> a local journalist we spoke to said isil fighters were perhaps retreat to go reinforce mosul, which they control. >> what gave the kurdish
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peshmerga the advantage was airstrikes. the kurdish peshmerga need to clear the buildings. taking over the town was just the first step. >> that first step took months of planning. peshmerga commander says the airstrikes will be a useful tool in future operations. >> the coalition airstrikes are the most important factor against isil. the coalition bombed the make that roads and supply line between raqqa and mosul. without airstrikes, a ground offensive will stop. jewel certainly it's made a difference in sinjar. while those soldiers cover these areas, other areas remain under
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isil control. there the peshmerga want more u.s. help. in anbar, a main fighting force is the shia militia, called popular mobilization forces. the u.s. won't provide them with air support, so isil remain entrenched in anbar. al jazeera, sinjar. >> egyptian police have found the bodies of 15 african reef gees who were shot in the sinai peninsula. officials say police opened fire on them after they ignored warning shots and sprinted toward a border fence with israel. eight others were found injured. please in lebanon have arrested nine people in connection with thursday's double bombings in beirut. seven syrians and two lebanese are held on suspicion of being involved in planning the blast or helping to smuggle people
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into the country. >> the operation was planned to happen at the hospital, but the security measures there made them change the target to a busy area during rush hour. the investigation is still on going. >> one of the most remote places on earth is under threat, along with the wildlife that thrives there. i'm joined by john, who was in the tray ache gel in the republican of congress. tell us what have you seen? >> welcome to one of the most remote places on the planet. i believe these are the first broadcasts out of the trying a gel. it's a rare treat to be here. we began the day seeing endangered chimpanzees in their
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own natural habitat. on the way, we had close encounters with a marauding elephant and scorpion. our camera man just 24 hours ago was pulling leeches off himself. we spent a day at another safe havened. this is what we found. >> these are the eyes of an endangered blood line. western low land gorillas can relax here in the republic of the congo's wildlife preserve where they're protected from logging and hunters. >> it's down time. >> since 1988, they've gone from vulnerable to endangered to critically endangered approximate the in the past 60 years, hunting, dwindling habitat and ebola slashed their numbers 80%. there are perhaps 100,000 left. >> disease has been a major influence in certain areas, not all areas. hunting is certainly the most
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dangerous threat to them in their existence right now, but the spread of logging, agriculture is also impacting their environment. >> dave morgan of chicago's lincoln park zoo preserved ape habitats in the congo for 16 years. >> the rest of the group is coming up from behind here. >> he's helped turn animal hunters into wildlife trackers who now protect their former prey. >> this is the type of job that i feel good about and i can make a living from it. >> this is emily and her first baby, enos. we wear masks to make sure there is no exchange of disease either way. researches have spent years making sure they can be accustomed to human presence. despite threatened by logging, encroachment and being hunted for their meat, they are perfectly comfortable with us being this close. >> they craft their own tools to
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turn a termite mound into a meal, but even they have no defense against a dwindling habitat. >> there were a million 50 years ago. there are as few as 170,000 than today. chimps are more territorial and less likely to survive a fourth move. >> you have them displaced one on top of another. once you get two communities going together, you really do see chimpanzee carnage. >> researchers spent years getting to know them through daily contact. that can be terrifying. >> a silver back will charge. >> charging you? >> charging the trackers and ourselves. it's risky. people get bitten. in the end, we think it's important to have a couple of groups here habituated so we can learn more about them and educate people about them.
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>> in persuading people to preserve the endangered habitats may be the last best hope for future generations like enos. >> it was filmed in the triangle, nature preserves where apes are wrecked against logging, hunting, pretty much everything except research. these ape numbers are declining as their has been tats dwindle. >> john, amazing picture there, thank you so much for that. >> the president of myanmar has made his first speech since last sunday's general election. the opposition party led by aung san suu kyi clinched the
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parliament seats. he said the election was a testament to his government reforms. >> owl duties will be transferred to the next government systematically, according to the schedule. we'll make sure it will be smooth and stable without having to worry about anything. >> at least 21 people are dead and 16 still missing after a landslide in eastern china. modern rocks buried 27 homes after heavy rainfall. rescuers used excavators to search for those missing. more than thee hundred people were removed from the area after friday's landslide. >> the pentagon says a senior isil leader in libya has possibly been killed in a u.s. air strike. a senior u.s. official said an isil official was killed when
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targeted. he was a long time al-qaeda operative before he joined isil. >> political history is being made in argentina with a presidential run of being held for the first time with a huge audience expect. we have a report from buenos aires. >> thousands chant their support. they say they are the soldiers of the current government. >> you are not troops, you are activists.
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>> it is part of a campaign to show support for the presidential candidate. >> in the last years under this nationalist government, political debate has been centered here in argentina. we believe that this government has started a process that needs to continue. >> during the dictatorship, thousands of young people were killed in what many say was a fight for social justice. when argentina returned to democracy in 1983, young people stayed away from politics. there is a reason why young people have become interested in politics once again. >> state terrorism left a fear of commitment. the parents that suffered the
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dictatorship did not want their children to have a social or political committment. they did it out of love and fear. the mention was that political commitment could cost you your life. >> during the dictatorship in the 1970's and 1980's, students in public universities like this one were the heart of the opposition against the regime. in the last 12 years since coming to power. political activism that increased among young people. universities are still with political groups who are working to get their candidates elected. >> even though political activism that historically been associated with the ruling party, they are working to change that. hundreds of young people are going house to house to get the message out. one of the leaders claims that young people want to be part of the country's political future. >> the young people in our party
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are not combative, initially because they were part of an elite, but that has changed. young people come from many sectors to help our party get to the presidency. people want to get involved. >> in one week, argentina will head to the polls once again and it is young people from all political sides who have played a crucial role in this presidential race. al jazeera, buenos aires. >> i had more than $1 billion, which was a huge amount of money-- in any circumstance, but certainly back then, and in russia. >> the financier had a spectacular rise with his investments quadrupling - but then browder began calling attention to corruption and crossed the wrong people. >> i was locked up overnight. and then i was deported the next day and declared a threat


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