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27 iraqi soldiers killed trying to drive isil out of ramadi, as the u.s. offers to send help. hello, i'm david foster, you are watching al jazeera, live from london. also coming up in this program. the previous president stays away as her successor is sworn in. the bollywood star has his hit and run jail sentence overturned on appeal. one day left for the paris climate talks to reach a global deal, setting legally finding carbon emission limits.
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and donald trump cancels a planned trip to israel as the backlash grows against his call to stop muslims entering the u.s. ♪ two suicide bomb attacks have killed at least 27 iraqi solders northwest of ramadi as they tried to recapture the city from islamic state of iraq and the levant. the city is capitol of anbar province. strategically and symbolically important sitting here on the river, and the main road linking baghdad to the jordanian and syrian borders. isil fighters took ramadi in may in what was seen as a very embarrassing defeat for iraqi forces. they now are trying to take it back. the u.s. is offering to send people, personnel, and equipment in to help out. iraqi officials say isil fighters have destroyed the last
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bridge to the city. imran khan reports. >> reporter: the u.s. defense secretary's comments have come as a surprise to some of the iraqis i have spoken to, who say the support he is offering is already available. they have seen it in the places the iraqi security forces have taken from isil from ramadi, so they are wondering why he is saying this now. a couple of analysts have suggested this might be for u.s. domestic audience. the pentagon and the department of defense would like a much larger role here in iraq than the prime minister and the white house would allow him to do. the prime minister has been clear he doesn't want u.s. troops here on the ground. he has pressure from the popular mobilization forces, the
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militias who have said any u.s. troops will constitute an enemy combatant, and they will fight them. but in terms of the kinds of help he has been asking for, he is looking for more. he wants more trainers for his troops, more intelligence gathering, heavy weaponry, and much more support in the fight against isil. but he says iraq can do this on its own. so the comments are confusing for the iraqis i have spoken to. and they wonder what they are aimed for? one of syria's main rebel groups have pulled out of opposition talks in the saudi capitol. the group said it took the decision because of what it called the fundamental role
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given to personalities linked to the regime at the conference in riyadh. those talks are being held at the same time as the gcc summit. at that meeting the saadry foreign minister warned that assad will be forced out of power if he doesn't leave through negotiations. >> translator: the syrian opposition conference aims to unify the syrian opposition, strengthen their position when it comes to any negotiation and talks for a political solution, based on geneva one. that may lead to an establishment of a temporary authority that will pave the way for a new constitution, and a new future in syria, with no place at all for bashar al-assad. bashar al-assad has two options, to leave the scene through talks and negotiations or leave the scene through force. because the syrian people rejects bashar al-assad and rejects his regime in syria.
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>> let's bring in our correspondent who has been following the story, live for us now in istanbul. the group has been building its position as a more and more serious player in the future of syria. so how much of a blow is it to these talks that this group has decided to withdrawal? >> reporter: it is a big blow, because it is one of the biggest groups fighting the government of president bashar al-assad in syria. they have a few thousand fighters, and they are well armed and backed by a number of regional powers. it is a blow, however, the meeting didn't really fail totally. they did agree on a number of issues to form, for instance, a delegation to attend any negotiations with the assad government. they also agreed on the future
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of syria, should be without president assad, and they called for a transitional period at the part of that period, president assad has to go. now what i think will happen is that if the talks are serious, and the talks -- i mean the future talks between the opposition and the -- the syrian government, if they are serious, i think perhaps the regional backers will force them to accept attending those talks. >> thank you for that analysis. gulf leaders have called for an international meeting to talk about rebuilding yemen once a peace deal there was reached. the announcement was made at the end of the two-day summit. the u.n. sponsored talks to end the civil war which has left about 6,000 people dead. forces loyal to yemen's
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president hadi, have captured a strategically important island in the red sea with the help of saudi naval and air power. according to saudi state media, houthi fighters have been driven from the island. a major shipping route between the gulf, europe, and asia. millions of barrels of oil are transported through that channel every day. the international community is pushing for a deal in libya amid fears of isil expansion in that country. the u.n. wants the two rival administrations to form a single unity government. one is based in tobruk, this other in tripoli. the special envoy is meeting both sides in tunisia, ahead of a major conference in rome on sunday. ♪
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just over an hour ago, argentina's new president was sworn into office. he won last month's election on a promise to revive the country's economy. the former president boycotted the ceremony. she had disagrees over the location to land over power. the last hours of her presidency, and the moments before the new president was sworn in, they were not without ranker, were they? >> reporter: that's is correct. there have been divisions up to the last minute. the former president decided not to show up. it has been a debate that has been going on over the last week, over where the ceremony was to take place. the new president wanted it to be at presidential palace.
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and the former president said she wanted it here in congress in front of her supporters. the new president left a while ago, and while in congress, he spoke about hope. he marks a big difference with the outgoing government saying he wants an independent justice system, that he does not want argentinians to be lied to statistics in the government. so let's hear a little bit about what argentina's new president has to say. >> translator: this government that we are beginning today, will work tirelessly over the next four years. so that all argentinians, particularly those who need it the most, when i'm done with my term, they are leading a better
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life. i have been elected to be president of the nation -- of the nation, and i'm proud and joyous, but i must say that i'll continue to be the same person i am, who will be close to you, will listen, will be simple in the way i talk, and tell the truth, who shares his emotions, and always remember that i am not infallible. argentina's new president there. still to come, a step towards justice. 21 police sacked over a massacre in the philippines six years ago. and kuala lumpur international airport gives the owners of three abandoned 747, two weeks to collect them.
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♪ you are watching al jazeera. these are the global headlines. the u.s. has offered help to retake the city of ramadi in iraq after at least 27 iraqi soldiers were killed fighting isil fighters. gulf leaders have warned syria's president will be forced out of power if he doesn't negotiate a political transition to end the country's civil war. comments were made at the gcc meeting. and a new president has been inaugurated as argentina's
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president. he won the election last month, promising to fix the economy. germany has taken in its one millionth refugee this year. the country has become the top european destination for people fleeing the war in syria. the -- 21 members of the police force in the philippines have been fired for stopping the shootings of 32 journalists and 36 other people. it was carried out by a politician and his bodyguards. one of the officers were found guilty of grave misconduct. here is morrow ore tee gas. >> reporter: the actual criminal court case is going very, very
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slowly. it has been six years since this crime was committed, and since then there have been over a hundred suspects that have been named in this case. now as it is, with only one suspect being tried in the typical criminal case in the philippines that will take at least ten years from beginning to end of trial, so something like this, in bebeginning, analysts would say would take almost a century going by the average standards of the philippine justice system. however, the president promised there would be a conviction before the end of his term, but the end of his term is in six months. the main suspect, for example, actually died in detention because of an illness. on top of that, many of the other suspects are involved in bail proceedings right now, and even though that is dragging out, it is delaying the actual trials from taking place.
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so many of the victims families already feeling that possibly after this suspension of the police officers, they might not see anything more concrete for years to come. the last taliban attack on a group of 14 has been killed after an siege at an airport base in afghanistan. the gun battle lasted more than 24 hours. 59 soldiers and civilians were killed. it coincided with a conference this pakistan. at that meeting, afghanistan foreign minister called for peace talks with the taliban. in may this actor was jailed for five years for culpable homicide after his car had hit a group of five homeless people sleeping on the pavement in
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mumbai. the judge in the high court said it wasn't clear if he was behind the wheel or whether he had been driving while having drunk. >> at the end of the day, it's a satisfying outcome for me. and it's a great relief for my client. after ten years of journey he has gone through. [ inaudible ] >> let's bring in an author and journalist joining us live from delhi, also a political commentator. i'll get your reaction first of all about how much publicity this has enjoyed or attracted in india over the last 13 years. >> since he is one of the biggest -- best-known, most popular actors in the cinema industry in india, it's not
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surprising that this particular case should have attracted a huge amount of media attention. and this has been really going on now for about 13 years, ever since this particular incident took place. well, what has happened is today's judgment, the reactions have been along predictable lines. his lawyers, he himself, his family members believe that he has been vindicated or his position has been vindicated, and there is another view which says no, perhaps the government, the -- [ audio lost ] >> i think we have a problem with that at the moment. we'll try to talk to -- oh, i think we can get back to new delhi, i'm sorry we lost the last bit of that sentence. but let me ask you this, i know
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there will be an appeal, but a free man at the moment, 13 years before we get to this point, is there a sense in india that there is one rule of law for the well-known, the celebrities and another rule of law for the rest of the country? >> well, there are undoubtedly the criminal justice system, the legal system, the manner in which laws are enforced to the manner in which prosecutions are conducted. there's no doubt about the fact that it is heavily biased in favor of the rich. now in this case, in this particular case, involving a celebrity, this case has drugged on for 13 jeer -- years, as you can see. now the first -- the public prosecutor earlier said that this was a case of rash and negligent driving. the second time around it was
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made out to be a case of culpable homicide, not amounting to murder. and one of the injured people alleging that he fell down while getting out. and then his bodyguard who has died, who is no more, there was his deposition, which says that, you know, he was telling, you know, the driver to drive slowly. now who was the driver? that's not clear. and even this judge has pointed out the shortcomings of the prosecution not recording the evidence of important and necessary witnesses. so clearly the legal system, the criminal justice system has -- has -- has to get its act together. it has to work in a far more efficient and reliable manner.
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that's one part of the story -- >> unfortunately, we -- we will have to leave it there. we'll perhaps get the other part of the story from you on another occasion, but we appreciate you coming into our studio in new delhi. thank you. two people have been killed in a breakup in ukraine. four russians and four ukrainians were detained during the shootout. the ukrainian security forces say they believe the arrested russians could be working for the intelligence services. politicians and environmentalists in paris are into the last 24 hours of negotiations on a draft of the u.n.-backed climate change agreement. this is the first time an outline of a deal has been pulled together. but the french president says there are still difficulties,
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especially on financing. one of the least of which is composition around da dang -- damage. and whether the limit will be 1.5 degrees or 2 degrees. delegates under increasing pressure to finalize all of this by 6:00 pm paris time. nick clark joins us from the climate change conference in paris and the finish line is in sight. will it be reached, do you think? >> reporter: it will be reached. but it's a question of when. we have that 29-page draft text that you were just talking about that was released about 24 hours ago, and another version will be released in about an hour and a half. and then they will pour over
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that text and we'll see where we are at. it has been suggested this will be the penultimate text, so there will be another one tomorrow. a lot of the deadlines have been met at this particular conference. let's get a view behind the scenes from a minister who has been involved in the negotiations. he is the minister of environment for south africa, welcome. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: you were working very hard and very late into the night last night. what time did you get to bed? >> i left this place just after 4:00 a.m. >> and tonight what are you expecting? >> i think we're going to sleep here, around 6:00 or so we could be leaving. >> reporter: so another long, long night. >> another long long night of hard work, but good work. >> reporter: is south africa happy with the text that there is? >> we are happy as south africa,
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and not only us, and south africa, but many parties of the world express same happiness. with the text so far as a good working basis, and a good point to negotiate from. we are leading the g77 plus china and south africa, all parties behind, they are expressing the same. we work through our [ inaudible ] at ministerial level in two separate rooms. one room dealing with areas where we're just removing text language, looking at those issues, and another dealing with very critical issues, three very important issues that we think are actually a make or break of this conference, of this cop, but never a break make. >> reporter: when you say that you are talking about getting this done in time, and it's all
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very well having a basis for negotiation, but there's not much time left. >> in though nature of things, in particular of climate change, this is nothing different, we're used to this. there is just under 36 hours left. but we believe we will make it. and we really are going to make the agreement in good time. >> reporter: just highlight the three main issues that are a problem for south africa. >> we have in south africa, and other parties as well, it's firstly the issue of differentiation. differentiation means that the developed countries and dropping countries which are the main areas -- categorization of parties in the unfc, i care say
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in the entire u.n. system are now being differentiated, or there is a propose shall to differentiate them to bring in element of progression, because people argue that there are certain countries that have overtime evolved and may no longer be considered to be the status of developing countries. >> reporter: okay. we are going to have to leave it there. minister we're going to be hearing more from you later. i'm sorry to interrupt, but we have to move on. >> thank you very enough. >> reporter: so we have about an hour and a half to go before the release of the next draft. >> thank you, nick clark in paris. condemnation of donald trump after his proposal to ban muslims from entering the u.s., well he has already been criticized by u.s. politicians.
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now prominent world figures are joining in. in britain a petition to prevent trump from entering the country has gained hundreds of thousands of signatures. >> reporter: donald trump's latest comments with being interpreted as racist. >> i'm calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims entering the united states until our country's representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: so inflammatory was his statement that prominent world leaders felt the need to respond. in france the prime minister wrote on twitter in israel where mr. trump was due to visit within weeks, this statement: trump has since canceled his
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trip. and in britain, prime minister david cameron: now a petition calling to ban mr. trump from traveling to the u.k. has gathered thousands of signatures, enough to ensure parliament will consider the issue for debate. but politicians are pressuring the government to act. >> it's my understanding that the home secretary has banned 84 figures from entering the u.k. will the government lead by champs in considering mr. trump. >> here! here! >> i think the best way to confront the views of someone like donald trump is to engage in a robust democratic argument about him about why he is profoundly wrong. >> reporter: the billionaire owns luxury golf courses and hotels in scott lan. he was a business ambassador for the country. in that status has now been revoked.
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and the honorary degree awarded by the university in aberdeen, stripped from him. the government has banned many people from the country. but never a u.s. republican presidential candidate. but for the thousands of people who signed this petition, they believe those rules should apply whether a person is rich or poor, weak or powerful. mr. trump has cancelled a visit to israel because of all of this, but he says not to worry, he'll go there to meet the prime minister of israel once, donald trump, is president of the u.s. tunisia's quartet has been awarded the nobel peace prize. now a story of jumbo proportions.
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kuala lumpur airport has ordered whoever abandoned three 747s to remove them within two weeks. or they will sell them. for the headlines. ♪ today i'm proud to sign a law that is going to make sure that every student is prepared to succeed in the 21st century. education overhaul, president obama signs off on a new plan to replace the controversial no child left behind. new cell phone evidence, did the couple in the san bernardino massacre plan to target a high school. civil unrest in chicago. calls for the mayor to step down


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