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this is al jazeera. ♪ ♪ hello, i am mary an, this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next 60 minut minutes. a climate deal is finally reached in paris. i am nick clark in paris as negotiators celebrate the historic deal. also coming up a rising death toll in burundi after unknown gunmen attack military sites. a land mark moment for saudi
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women as they become voterses vd caudates in local elections. plus of i am andrew thomas in sydney on how the cruise industry is growing so fast. but this city is running out of harbor spots to berth the ships. and i have all the sporting, including the draw for the euro 2016 took place in paris, as host nation france will face romania will romania in the opening match at stand stade de france. after years of negotiation, a climate deal has finally been reached in pairs. this is the moment it was finally announced. [speaking foreign language] >> the cop 21 summit erupt ed in cheers after the global plan to tackle climate change was
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adopted despite a last-minute sticking point or wording. the countries involved have agreed to cut greenhouse gases which france says this is the first global agreement. they have an ambitious goal of keeping the rising temperatures below two degrees celsius. the deal is balanced and legally binding. each nation's commitment will be reviewed every five years. u.s. secretary of state joh john kerry has praised the deal as well calling it a remarkable global commitment. >> this is a tremendous victory for all of our citizens not for any one country, but for everybody here who has worked so hard to bring us across the finish line, it's a victory are for all of the planet and future generations. we have set a course here. the world has come together
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around an agreement that will impower us a smart, responsible and sustainable path. and extraordinarily, we are 196 delegations, 186 plans. that is a remarkable global commitment. we have reached an agreement that while everybody here understands there are things here and there that everybody doesn't like it will help the world prepare for the impacts of climate change that are already here and also for those we know are now headed our way inevitably. >> our environment editor nick clark is at the conference in paris, he has been following it all very closely for us and joins us live now. we are hearing world leaders continuing to praise the deal, but what are you hearing from delegates from participants there at the summit in paras as
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news of the deal starts to sink in as they start to digest what has been announced here. >> reporter: things are just beginning to quiet down now just a little bit. but there is still a hum of excitement. 196 countries getting them all to agree on a way forward to battle climate change is an extraordinary thing. and it's taken many, many, many years and the disaster of copenhagen of 2009 hanging over the whole vent here. and nobody wanted that to happen again, but now we have it. we have this paris agreement. and most people are thrilled about it. of course there have been a lot of compromises, there are a lot of gaps but it's perceived to be a launching pad as a way forward to chart the battle against climate change. let's bring in a greenpeace supporter. sum up how you feel about in. >> there is not a moment for
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triumph or despair. it's not triumph because of the 21 years of foot dragging, hundreds of thousands of lives lost out of climate impact. and many more lives climate impact around the corner: and in fact the big gap that we want to be 1 1/2 degrees but commitments takes to us 3 1/2 degrees. but it's also not a moment of despair, we have won the climate debate. the fossil fuel industry find themselves on the wrong side of history and the climate industry has momentum like never before. >> reporter: getting 1 1/2 in to the text that wasn't even in the picture picture three months ago? >> yeah, and we have to give credit to the small island states and the country that his presented their case to the most powerful nations as a case of survival. in fact the close an was one 1/2 -- 1.5 to stay alive. that message resonated and civil
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society backed it up. but let's be very clear, that 1.5 is a very steep hill to climb and the latter, that we have in terms of commitments are so far short of what we need. we will be intensifying. we take a rest tomorrow on sunday but on monday we will intensify. people should not make the mistake that just because we have the words on the pape their things will change as fast as we need hem to. >> reporter: what do you think is the most glaring absence from this text? >> i think if you want to be blunt about it, we would not have had a deal here if it wasn't for the generosity and the trust that poor developing countries were willing to give to developed countries. especially on the personal finance. the financial side of the package is not as clear as developing countries would have liked it. but i hope that trust is
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reciprocated in the coming months and years by rich countries. the other issue is loss and damage, yes, we have made progress in getting some language on las and damage in to the agreement. but it is far vaguer than we would like and far less deep than we would like. but we want to see poor countries like the philippines should not be having to carry the burden of the devastating loss and damage in human life that they are experiencing as a result of the mission that they didn't largely create. >> reporter: so where do you think we are at? if you think about how you feel before you came here and what you wanted to achieve before you got here? >> we feared it would be much worse but what we got was much less than what our karen and their children's future deserves. so i think it's worth taking some time to say, you know, we got 1.5 as you say, which nobody thought we would get. that gives us a launching pad to
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use your words, to actually now move us in the direction of an energy evolution, for example, and i think you cannot talk about 1.5 without talking about full decarbon-ization by 2050. we will push for a world that is 100 percent powered within the next 35 years by renewable energy. and people that are investing at the moment in fossil fuels, the message so them is get your investments out. people who are thinking about investing in anything, they should be investing in the renewable edge i didn't, because energy of the future. >> reporter: good to talk to you. the delegation still present in this plenary at the moment. we are expecting press conferences from the principle players later and we'll give you a flavor of that as and when they happen. >> thank you, nick. nick clark our environment editor covering the cop 20 in
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paris. now we go to washington, d.c. we hear it's been hailed as a landmark deal. but also some scepticism as we were hearing from nick's guest in paris there. about it being a launching pad. how will the u.s. be affected by this? >> reporter: we are hearing similar things here in the u.s. about the agreement from american scientists and u.s. activists. yes, it's great that there is this now more ambushing us target for not having temperatures rise more than two degrees, preferably 1.5 degrees. there is that hope that this will lead to more clean energy and e investments. but you get nowhere near 1.5 or less than two degrees in temperature. it's closer to 3.5 degrees. so there is -- basically what we are hearing is you can guy either why -- go either way. either it's a frame work to held
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the united states government to account. it has to stick to the commitments it's making or you say the whole thing is just words. the key bits of this agreement aren't legally binding, no matter what they say. and that is how much each country will reduce their he missions by and who will spend the money to help developing countries mitigate that. i do need to correct one thing i said last hour. president obama did not tweet. it was one of his staffers. we'll hear from president obama about the climate change deal within about an hour and a half's time and we hope to bring that to you live. >> all right, what about the republicans? we know their longstanding position on this climb at change deniers are still very much there trying to make their voices heard. what sort of reaction can expect from this deal? >> reporter: that's the key. one of the reasons why those he key bits of the agreement aren't legally binding, was because the white house wanted to avoid bringing this to congress where
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58% of republicans don't even believe or at least say they don't believe in man-made climate change. we heard from some reports at that one of the reasons why the announcement in paris was delayed an hour because a key bit of the text was being haggled over. there was a verb, they were using the word should instead of shall. they should suggesting a legally binding commitment and thus a treaty that would have to go to congress. shall is not legally binding so it doesn't have to go to congress. this is one of the reasons why there is this wiggle room in this treaty. the point is the fossil fuel industries has spent millions of dollars over several decades in congress to try to prevent any action on climate change, evening though we now know the companies like exxon knew 38 years ago about climate change well before most scientists did but they had that campaign, i was looking it up $588 million a loan giving to 163 representatives of congress between 2013 and 20 fin 2015 al.
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if the toss you would fuel industries changes its position, perhaps congress will change its position as well and we'll see some change. >> thanks very much. live there for news washington, d.c. now let's go to daniel in buenes aires following the story. and all the twists and turns in paris. we know that latin america has been vulnerable to the effects of climate change. how critical is the paris deal for argentina and for the rest of the region there in the fight against climate change? >> reporter: well, i think marry an it's as chris cal here as it is anywhere else. we have seen drought in brazil, flooding in argentina and bolivia people of living with the affects of climate change the big danger here, the big challenge is that we have many fragile economies in the region where they feel obliged to in
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the short-term at least invest in their fossil fuels, exploit their oil and gas reserveses, they often say they don't have to the time it wait for the results of long-term policy to his deal with climate change. they know they should. but the reality is argentina with very low reserves, brazil where the president is struggling to hold to to power, venezuela and ecuador are heavily reliable on their oil reserves will be the big challenge, em police mentations they are all delighted they are come back with the agreements in their hand to the very latin america capitols and implementation is the key and policing it. people are skeptical, cynical about their politicians who will very easily say one thing and then do something very different. it's often very difficult to adhere to some of the policies that are implemented that will be the big challenge in the years ahead.
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>> all right. and daniel, what about the use of clean energy. this agreement is seen as crucial in the transition from fossil fuels to sources of energy like solar, wind power, geothermal power, what are we seeing in latin america in terms of the use of this energy and investment in it? >> reporter: we are seeing a fair amount. we have countries like paraguay which is almost wholely reliant on hydro energy from its damns. argentina has been investing more or less in pat going yeah, in the south of the country where there are very strong winds. there has been investment. one of the shining examples in the region i think is uruguay. small country with less tan 4 million innin inhabitant but n the last 15 years have implement aid policy which has allowed them to reduce or to use 95% renewable energy for their energy and electricity needs.
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winds power, hydropower and solar because they had a coherent policy with all parties agreeing, private enterprise working with the state enterprise to invest in wind farms and the like. and that has been a shining example in the region. as to what can be done and it's an example to other countries as too what should be done. >> thanks very much. daniel live for us in buenes air is. more to come. for decades it's been a part of free speech. but all things change for this hong kong chinese newspaper as it a choirs a mainland chinese owner. we'll bring you the this story. the sport reaction to manchester city stoppage time winner to go back to the top of the english premier league.
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now, police say -- police in switzerland say they have arrested two people of syrian origin on suspicion of make and transporting explosives. the swiss attorney general's office says the two suspects allegedly violated bans on groups like al qaeda and isil. the a jest took place in geneva which has bon a heightened alert level. the city's attorney general says one of suspects had a huge number of weapons. >> translator: we received intelligence that is a radicalized individual had an impressive arsenal of the weapons in her apartment. she had a an, a gun, a par harpoon, pistol. m-16 and about 30 other older weapons. >> now, escalate being violence in burundi's capital has left at least 87 dead in one day of fighting. that's according to the country's army. there were griz le grizzly skise
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streets. 79 of the dead were fighters who attacked the site. another 45 were captured. the months long violence is linked to the president winning a third term in as which many considered unconstitutional. the latest death is the worst outbreak of violence since a failed military coup in may. our reporter malcolm webb has recovered burundi extensively. filed in report from uganda. >> reporter: early friday morning members of an unnamed group attacked military bases, three military bases and their operative seemed to be to take weapon to his steal weapons. in a press conference this afternoon, the army spokesman said they successfully fought them off and said they killed 79 of them and captured 45. now separately to this what we have in residents in certain areas where there is lots of opposition to the president and
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opposition to his third term in power to which he he was elected in an election in july. in these areas friday afternoon and friday night they say members of a police unit known to be loyal to the president and the presidential guard went in to people's houses, pulled people out of their houses and shot them in the streets. some of them had their [ inaudible ] fight together. others not. it was mostly young men that the people say were killed. the army spokesman didn't agree to comment on this in the press conference, that's what we were told and the government is also trying to playing everything down as much as it k today they organized what they called a march for peace with dozens of government supporters protected by soldiers and police marching through the streets. and the government is trying to very much give the impression that it's business as usual. but the u.n., the u.s., and other key international players don't agree with that, they don't see it the same way.
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and they keep expressing concern about what they think is escalating violence that could soon be a return to civil war. joining me now in the studio is jonathan who is the founding publisher of africa briefing magazine, thank you so much for joining us on the news hour. we have a death toll now in burundi of 87 in the space of one day. this is according to the country's army. is this a grim turning point, a significant escalation in the violence in burundi? >> jerk it is an escalation. the latest number brings the total number of people who have been killed since april to 240. and the situation doesn't look like, you know, it's going to ebb any time soon. the generals of the president who are held bent on
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overthrowing -- removing him from power. i am not sure that they will relent in their efforts to out of thousthim. >> so does that mean, the cycle of violence continue being. dead bodies showing up in the capital every day. you now have coordinated attacks being stage odd military sites. and death toll of 87, nearly 90 dead in the space of -- where is all this heading, is burundi going to see a return of ethnic violence? >> so far the battles are being fought along political lines. but it could -- some people -- some people could pick up ethnic activities. >> i was just going ask you from what we have heard from the politicians and military figures, do you hear rhetoric,
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do you hear language that suggests that they are trying to exploit ethnic divisions for their own political end? >> so far not. >> so far not. >> nobody has tried to fan any ethnic rivalries yet. but they are going by the history of that country, the bah burundi, they fought a bloody 12 year civil war between the hutus and the toot sees. they controlled the army and the hutus were led by the current president. right? and they fate bloody 12-year ward which was along tribal lines and it led to elections, thus the president becoming president. but so far there is no ethnic fight. but it could rare its ugly head. >> how much support is to go
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removing the president from power? >> i could safely say that there is lots of support against him because when a tempted to extend -- or he answered talked about the idea to extend his rule, there was a mass demonstrations against him. so the idea about that, going about that, i believe it must be a support -- sorry popular support against him. >> thanks very much, jonathan, founding publisher of african briefing magazine, good to get your thoughts on this story. >> you are welcome. voting is closed in historic election in saudi arabia. it's the first time women have been allowed to vote and stand as candidates. around 900 women and 6,000 men are running for elections to local councils, they are the only elected public bodies. the legal vote age has been lowered from 21 to 18.
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many younger people welcome the changes. >> i am so proud of this improvement in saudi. and i really hope that any female gets elected today. this is riley big opportunity for females. and i think that they could really make a difference in saudi. >> they call us a developing country because we have oil only. so remove the oil, we are a third world country. everyone knows that, you know. and in a age issue, saudi arabia is only 84 years old. so we are a baby country. so these steps for me i think it's a huge steps. >> translator: we know that women make up half of society, but her role is not in such places her role is at home and administrator her house and bringing up a new general race, if we allow her to get out of her house and do such business, who will take care of my sons? now, a hand granada tack at a mosque in ethiopia has left at
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least 24 people injured. authorities are not yet sure who is responsible. it's the latest violent incidents there where there is anger over a government development plan for the city. charles stratford has more now from the ethiopian capital. >> reporter: it's not known exactly how many people have been killed activists say this video on youtube shows police firing during a demonstration outside a university more than 500-kilometers east of the capital. activists say there are frosts like this happening almost every day. it's a sharp contrast with the capital where developments such as these are springing up all over. contributing to the country's booming economy, one of the fastest growing in the world. a government plan to, as it describes, better integrate development across the wider region, is facing growing opposition from many of the
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people who live here. no one we asked would speak on camera. but these farmers are being offered cash to give up their land to developers. the vast majority of the people that live around here and the surrounding region are the largest he go anything group in ethiopia. and the activists and opposition groups have long accused the government of ignoring their political. economic and cultural rights and police have shut dead a number of people at anti-government pretests in recent days. we contacted people in vellums where we heard there were protests and we recorded this conversation. >> translator: the federal police are here. it's impossible to move. three people are dead. there are people who have been wounded. some of them have been hit in their legs. but i don't have the name list. there are others who have been impressed. >> displacing and he vehicle an.
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>> reporter: he serve more than 3 1/2 years of an eight-year prison steps for being involved in what the government calls a terrorist organization. >> it's not just constructing houses, it should be some kind of human develop. those indigenous people on that area must be developed as well. and there should be accommodations which they must -- they maintain their identity as well. >> reporter: government leaders say they are listening. >> the government will continue to take measures to address these people. even one person's life is one too many. and the government will do everything necessary to bring action against those who are responsible for the loss of lives. >> reporter: as oath o ethiopiad
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towards the future, march the people say they feel increasingly left out. charles stratford. more to come for you on the labarbera news hour, waiting for change. after months of war, yemen prepares for what could be a crucial ceasefire. in sport the latest nba action as oklahoma and golden state warriors continues their run of form. plus. >> i am jessica baldwin in axford where scientists are preserving the cultural heritage of syria.
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♪ ♪ welcome back you are watching the arsenal news hour. a recap of the top stories, 195 countries have said yesterday to a landmark deal on climate change. the cop 21 agreement asks all nation to his limit their greenhouse gas emission. a last-minute sticking point order wording threaten today derail the talks but since countries have taken the floor to praise it. al jazeera's environment editor nick clark has been at the such and it's filed this report. >> reporter: the moment the world agreed to tackle climate
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change. [speaking foreign language] clap clam. >> reporter: and so the paris agreement was born. and emotions spilled over. to bring northern 190 countries together was an extraordinary a chief. so much so that he banged the gavel again. >> translator: so i have been asked to bang the gaffal again, it's a little gaffal but i think it can do great things. earlier there was a moment of high drama. apparently it was just typing errors due to lack of sleep. >> is a result of the finalization of documents? haste by colleagues who had not slept for days a number of errors regrettably were not detect ed in the document l-9 has it was being finalize ed in the early hours of this morning.
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the secretary regrets the errors and i apologize for the oversight. >> reporter: outside the main hall acknowledge think of the deal done but also. comprises made. >> in the end we all compromised. developed countie counties comp. developing countries compromised. that's what a negotiation is about. we all compromised otherwise you wouldn't have had a negotiation. and we come out all as winners. >> reporter: but at last there is a platform from which an assault can be launched. >> this agreement is i very good agreement. it's strong in the ambition to hold down the temperature. stormer than we anticipated actually. and we had thought it would be just about two degrees increase, hold to go two degrees increase, but they have put on the table doing their best to get as close as they can to 1.5. >> reporter: earlier thiearliery actors were a throughout protect. it has taken weeks to get to this effort. not to mention the months and years of pain is and frustration
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since the failure of cope en hague then 2009, spirits are high as the importance of what has happened sinks in, but very soon it will be all about putting the paris agreement in to practice. nick clark joins us live now from parries. nick. >> reporter: thanks very much, indeed. as things wind down higher, i just want to introduce you to two people who have been railroad instrument, very instrumental in the negotiations here. south african minister for the environment and the environment minister. he is also chairman of the other lines of small island states. welcome to you both. if i can start with you, minister, what's your reaction to what has happened. >> we are very excited that after hard work and a program that started in durban, gave man dad for four years of real hard work we are now celebrating the agreement that we have reached.
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universal, applicable to all, fair and really all-en campusing. it's fair and takes everybody on board. what's left now to actually move out of here and work. because there has to be real actions. [ inaudible ] but also to draft this agreement. but also insuring that we build the i think stewingses we do the -- institutions and do the work that is done. it was done and now we have a deal that lays the basis for each and every one of us to do. finance, capacity building, adaptation, those -- loss of damage issues have been agreed to. >> reporter: minister, give us an idea of what it was like in the negotiations and how hard it's been over last two weeks? and what -- how you feel about it? >> first of all, we are very excited that all of our wants, especially the alliance of small
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island states, 45 island, really what our major wants were reflected on the agreement. so it's hard work, you know. we have been watching every day the new -- when the new text comes where the needs and requests are well reflected. if not we straightaway go to the presidency and talk through to them make sure that it is well reflected and give them the necessary answers to their questions, so we have been -- we have been 24 hours, we have been here making sure that our wants are well protects. >> reporter: hasn't hasn't been much sleeping going on hear? >> a lot. it, a lot of it. just on the issues here. the loss and damage mechanism is a great one. nobody ever thought that we could actually get close. [speaking at the same time] >> i remember we spent two
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nights of no sleeping in warsaw. the warsaw mechanism it's now here to be funded and really the small islands would now have to really use this opportunity. >> it's work, great work. and the important issue is the 1.5 degrees, it's well reflected. if we had asked somebody that nobody thought it would be there. >> reporter: it's extraordinary where that came from. and it made it. how is that possible? >> everybody realized if you save the small islands, then you save the world. this sticks out for this cop in one way. >> but also there is a lot of impact that it has another small islands the world leaders certainly saw it. the longer you stay without dealing with this matter. there is lots of migration, lots of food insecurity that's happening. none of the leaders wanted to
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see real impact more than what we have seen right now. in the african continent, we were drought, we have all those kind of disasters that you can find, so for us, this is these institutions and mechanisms as well as the program, every one of these will be a program. working. >> reporter: okay, now, listen as we look to the future, really focus on the ground renewables and the move way from passal fuels, that's a tough call for nations like yours. >> yeah, i think first of the all, people will remember not what we did today, but by what we will do tomorrow and the future. you are right we have to stop using fossil fuels, renewables should come immediately and for small islands like the maldives we can need the technology as
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soon as possible. also we are doing a lot by ourselves, we wanted 30% of all our 196 islands to be renewable energy in the next three years and that's what we are doing. >> reporter: from the south african perspective. >> we have a challenge -- not a challenge it's a great opportunity for growing our integrated resource plan which we have in place. it's a plan about energy mix and 42% of that energy mix plan has to be renewables. energy hydro. winds and solar. we have already started. three through megawatts already connected to the grid. we are one of those countries actually already we can share some of the lesson that his we already implementing. technology cost goings lower. in the transport spec sector we are doing a lot of work on
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infrastructure that shows that we have the trains, metros and the bus rapid system. >> reporter: we have to wrap it up. can i quickly ask you how tired are you both? >> when you are so happy account you are forget that you are even tired. >> exactly. the action starts tomorrow. >> reporter: it's not what you do today it's the action tomorrow. >> yes. >> reporter: thank you very much. for giving us your perspective. there you go an inside look on the negotiations and how things went and how the future will look for two nations here at this conference. >> thank you very much. our en side. editor nick clark bringing us all the latest reaction there in the aftermath of a landmark climate change deal in paris. a suicide bomber in syria is reported to have killed 18 people and injured another 70. a car bomb was detonate ed in the opposition strong hold of
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homs. the follows the implementation of a truce in the city. hundreds of people have gathered in london to protect the u.k.'s military actions in syria. protesters marched to downing street to get an end to the airstrikes. iraqi army commander and six soldiers have been killed by eye suicide bomber. he detonated his had you side best in anbar. no one has claimed responsibility. and there have been protests in the iraqi capital of baghdad against turkey's deployment of troops near mow mosul. other friday iraq asked the u.n. security council to i want convenient and accused turkey of violating international law. but so far turkey has refused. al jazeera reports from yo erbi. >> reporter: the dispute between the governments of iraq and turkey over the deployment of turkish troops in to iraq seems
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to be spilling i don't understand political speeches. thousands of members of iraq's shia militias came out in the capital baghdad. they were calling on their government do more to push out turkish troops from the north. one of eye rook ran's most powerful shia clerics said they would settle the dispute on the battlefield. >> turkish is on our doorstep saying they will he want end this by military means, today we are watching those people that say they want to fight turkey. if they don't do it we with ill take action i've while. >> reporter: they have filed a complaint with the u.n., they want turkish forces withdrawn from northern iraq immediately. >> translator: sending turkish armed forces without the permission of the iraqi government is not considered a help against terrorism. it's a play to want violation of iraq's sovereignty. there is no other military armed forces of any other country except turkey on the iraqi land and it's without our permission or knowledge and all that is said otherwise is pure
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fabrication. >> reporter: but many in the during dish territories believe other regional powers are influencing iraqi rhetoric. iraq has close ties with iran which is an ali of russia and since turkey recently shot down a russian war plane moscow is using multiple ways to tell them they are no longer friendly. >> translator: they have been here for years, there is an agreement between the peshmerga, iraqi troops, turkey and the u.s. to liberate mosul from isil. the turkish troops didn't pair schnide in. they came from at a request from the governor and turkey will not pull out. >> reporter: turkey feels its military presence is iraq is important not just for the fight against isil but for its long-term national interest. turkish president insists turkish forces were sent there with mutual concept. >> translator: we will not not withdraw our troops, we are determined to continue the training process. but we will do that with mutual understanding.
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they are not there to fight now protect our sources who are training iraqi fighters. >> reporter: the disagreement between ankara and baghdad san extremely sensitive matter here in northern iraq. politicians and military officers have been told not to voice their opinions, others will tell you this war of words is not helpful for kurdish fighters manning a 900-mile long strip protecting them from isil. way ceasefire in yemen's civil war will start on december 14th. according to the houthi delegation. he will be going to switzerland next week for peace talks, he made the announcement at a president conference in the yemeni capital sanaa. chinese internet giant alibaba has bought hong kong morning post leading to fears it could sel sell censored stories. but when it comes to china
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coverage, it says the world needs a pleur al at this of views warning of western bias in mainstream media. now, 11 people have been arrested after spanish police found 1 1/2 tons of cocaine disguised as wooden palates. acting on intelligence from u.k.'s crime agency. police saved shipping contain their avoid in valencia from colombia it appeared to be loaded with sacks of charcoal on wooden palates but the pal the were made of compressed cocaine powder. some of the sacks contained cocaine disguised at charcoal. for months isil has wage aid campaign to destroy ancient artifacts that it seniors action lidgactionactionresacrilegious. much has already been lost but they are using technology to assess the damage and see what could one did i be restored. from london jessica baldwin reports. >> reporter: packing up 3d cameras and all the materials
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volunteers in syria will need to photograph important sites of cultural heritage. we can't show you the cameras because it might endanger the photographers. it's a case against time to sends them to syria. trying to keep one step ahead of isil fighters and their did he instruction of ancient sites including the 2,000-year-old temple at pal meyer rah which they destroyed in august. looting the site for valuable antiquities. >> isis leaves rubble behind we can come in and in very short order put these structures back the way they were and people can get on with their lives when they walk down the street they see the familiar vistas and go about their business as usual. that's the promise that these images hold. >> reporter: east each one of these represent a photograph. the photographs are recommended in other words to architectural drawings. if in the future the syrians decide to rebuild the towers, colonnades and ancient structures then a 3d printer
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takes over. robotic machining techniques will be used with finishing touches from local artisan stone cutters. >> so this particular arch true is 15 meters high, it's not small. and it also has a fair bit of surface detail. we can go from the photographs to an actual physical structure in a period of about three months. it's a much shorter time than it would take to start from scratch with a solid block of stone and wit al way by hand. >> reporter: the antiquities and cultural heritage of the region can't be under estimated. many represent a meeting between east and west, palmyra integrated elements of both roman and near eastern styles. >> to me it was a symbolic representation of what the near east should become not what it is today. that is a unified region where cultures living together in a more harmonious fashion, the fact that isis of course destroys it, it represents this kind of disunity fracturing if you will and the sort of
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symbolic representation of the problems we are seeing in syria. >> reporter: being around beautiful architecture and a rich cultural heritage becomes part i've person. when that is gone, they lose a little bit of their identity. that's why this project is so important. they are preserving history and an integral part of the region no for the next generation, jessica baldwin, al jazeera, oxford. a bit more to come for you on the al jazeera news hour. we'll tell you why sydney harbor could do with some cruise control. plus. i am paul reese at the euro 2016 draw in paris where it's a good night for the french but uefa president michelle platini has a to miss out on his own party.
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welcome back. it's peak season for cruise ship visits to australia's famous sydney harbor, but as the ships grow this size and number it's becoming a tight squeeze. >> reporter: every day during summer a monster nudges its way through the city center. most days there are more than one, the smaller cruise shits ships fit you remembered the harbor berth just to its west the giants get the prime berthing spot just opposite the opera house, but overall space in sydney is running out but it's two cruise terminals can handle three ships at a time but there is enough demands for more
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berths. >> there is a lot of discussions taking place around being you know, the needs of the cruise industry in terms of infrastructure here in sydney,. >> reporter: the reason for the squeeze on space is cruising's growing popularity. more and more people want to get aboard. to describe a ship like this as a floating hotel is to under play its size. the vessels that are coming in and out of sydney harbor are huge. and they are getting bigger all the time. cruising among australians has never been more popular with 20% market growth every year for more than a decade. 3.6% of all australians take a cruise each year. a higher percentage than in any other country. >> you don't even need to unpack for the next couple of days, whatever you want to do is here on the ship. >> it's instant relax, straightaway irrelevant relaxed. >> reporter: on board these mega ships are swimming pools, bars, lots of restaurants and crew from all over the world. >> we'll see any nationality, for example, russian with
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ukraine, they are friends, they can be -- they are friends, maybe the tension is back home but not here on board. >> reporter: four years ago off the coast of italy, the cruise industry suffered its worst disaster for decades when the costa concordia hit a rock and sunk. 32 people died. but even that didn't put people off cruising. the share price of carnival the company that owned that sheep and brad like pno cruises is almost 50% higher than it was before the accident. as an industry, then, cruising is cruising. andrew thomas, al jazeera, sydney. well, let's head to doha now for all the sport. thank you very much. the draw for the euro 2016 has took place in paris, host france already knew they will be top seed in group-a and they are drawn alongside romania, albana and switzerland.
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michelle platini was absent from the event after his failed effort to have a 90-day provisional ban lifted by the court of arbitration for sport. france will face romania in the opening match on the 10th of june. >> translator: from these three adversities we know two very well because the last two years we played against them and they gave us big problems as we were not able to beat them. the swiss we have observed because we had them in our group from the world couple of so we know them well. we know the romania's less well but watched their qualify sayings with five vehicle are yous and five draws. >> so it's been split in to six groups of four. hosts france are in group-a along with romania, al pain a and switzerland n group-b england drawn with wales, slovakia and russia. germany are in group-c. with ukraine, poland and northern ireland.
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while in group-d defending champions spain have been drawn with the czech republic, turkey and croatia actual the republic of ireland have a tough draw from group-e. with belgian, sweden and italy. finally group-f is portugal, iceland, hungary and austria. our reporter paul reese was at the draw in paris and he says security measures are expected to be different from the previous tournaments. >> reporter: well, as you would expect tomorrow is a month from the attacks in paris and there is a lot of security here, mainly the riot police, the crs rather the heavy weaponry we have been a customed to seeing in paris recorrec recently. but the security 2016 will be huge, some of the suicide attacks were at the stade de france which will host the final on july 10th. there are still plans for a 120,000 capacity fan zone under
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the eiffel tower. so it will be a very different proposition from the world cup in 1998 where the main threat was hooliganism. manchester city have gone back to the top of the english premier league after a last-gasp win over city 2-1. wilfred bony opened the scoring in front of the home fans but gomez silenced the etihad stadium crowd in the last minute when he collide opposite against when yaya toure's shot deflect affidavit a teammate for a lucky stoppage time winner. >> without the last two minutes of the game, maybe if we were 1-0. it would be the perfect game for me, i think it's very form keep a clean sheet and to one win-0. for me, three very important points that we didn't play well winning 1-0 or 2-1. we didn't play well. >> there are six games in the english premier league on saturday. nor viv city and everton 21-1.
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and the week after beating champions chelsea, bournemouth have done it again beating manchester united 2-1. barcelona have been held to a 2-2 draw in their la liga clash against deportivo. lionel messi opened the scoring in the three minuteth minnesota at camel nou and home fans had more to cheer for when action tich put them 2-0 oven but dee. >> pat: tivo with goals in the 77th and 87th minute. the gol golden stayed warris kept their vehicle going but the boston celtics came close in ending it on friday night. the warriors coming through to win in double overtime. stefan curry scored 38-point to the defending champions and it was his worst shooting performance of the season, the warriors winning 124-119. that's the 24th straight win this season.
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>> mine, it's just pressure packed and intense every possession. it's just about who wants it more, nothing was pretty by this game. the whole time. but we got stops, everybody contributed. can't say enough about every guy that stepped out on the floor tonight considering all the injury that his we had. and this being the end of the road trip, huge win for us, i mean, most people thought we would lose this game but we do the gott it done. kevin durant again central to a win for oklahoma, scoring 21 points, including the last 11 in a 94-90 win over the utah jazz, this is the thunder's fourth straight win. the u.s. indies also won in test chris he had have continues inside three days against australia. this is the sixth straight test defeat. james patterson took 5 for 27 and australia won this first test by an innings and 212 runs.
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irish wrigley union team lost 38-0 in the european champions cup. also got a bonus point in this pool one match while scoring five tries in belfast and getting the second with an individual effort to lose the most successful team in the history of the tournament winning the title four times it, the two teams will meet again next week in france. and that's it for me. thank you very much. remember you can get everything on our website that you'll find all the latest on our news story, the sport, comment, analysis, video on demands and background information on all of our top stories including that landmark climate deal that has just been reached in paris. we will bring you more on that story at the top of the next hour. so do stay we can i'll be back with a fill bulletin for you in just a few moments time. see you then.
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