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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour. i'm martine dennis live from al jazeera headquarters in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. [ gunfire ] trying to bring civility to libya. an international conference is under way in rome 87 people are killed after coordinated attacks on military strikes in burundi. the largest loss of life since violence began in may
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history is made in paris with an international agreement on climate change, but now the countries must implement it. plus, we take you to the star wars shadow puppet show in malaysia but first, an international conference is under way in rome, aiming to end the conflict in libya. members of the two rival political factions are expected to attend, along with the u.s. secretary of state john kerry. representatives of both administrations have agreed to sign a u.n. brokered peace deal. libya's been in turmoil since muammar gaddafi was overthrown four years ago. libya's two parliament have been vying for military and political
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control since the militias took over the capital tripoli. it forced out the internationally recognised government to the eastern city of tobruk. the u.n. brokered deal makes up a government agreed by both sides. >> the two rival parliament are set to meet on wednesday, agreeing to sign up to that agreement. but the militias fighting on the ground have not confirmed whether they'd accept the u.n. deal and the main obstacles have been the disbanding of the militias and the removal of general khalifa haftar, the tobruk parliament's military commander. live to zeina khodr, who is at that meeting in rome. zeina khodr, one of the problems seems to be that there are several processes regarding the situation in libya, going at the same time. this is the u.n. brokered agreement that is taking place in rome, where you are now.
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>> yes, the international community gathering in rome to support and endorse the u.n. deal, saying that, really, this is the only way forward. they want to push the diplomatic process forward because for them this is the only way to stablilize libya. so this is the message from the rome conference. but there is a split within the rival organisations, the general national congress, which is based in tripoli, the house of representatives based in tobruk. we understand the majority of members in the rival organizations are on board. the strategy here of the international community is to get as many players as possible on board and hopefully others will sign on to that agreement at a later date. what we understand, no libyan delegates arrived. what we are understanding is that the majority of both sides.
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powerful players will be attending the conference in rome, including misrata. and they have always been key, because they are such a powerful force. their armed group is the backbone of the libyan dawn alliance, which is allied to the g.m. c base in tripoli. and any new government will need to be defended by an armed force, and what we understand from forces in libya, is that misrata can do that job. splits within the g.n.c. and the house of representatives, and people opposed to the deal will be meeting in malta. powerful players are expected to arrive. it's important for the west to back a government that is inclusive. or else it could be a recipe for polarization or violence. >> thank you, we'll keep you posted at al jazeera, as to how
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that meeting goes, when and if the libyan representatives turn up now to the political crisis in burundi. it's getting worse. security forces accused of targetting young men in the capital bujumbura. 87 were killed in attacks on friday, making this the worst incident of violence since a failed coup in may. witnesses speak of dozens of bodies found on the streets. some with their hands tied behind their backs. the army says the people they have killed are enemies of the state, and began with coordinated attacks by unidentified gunmen on three military sites. the u.s. security council condemned the killings saying it is ready to consider further steps. we can go live to bujumbura from the kenyan capital nairobi, to
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mohammed adow. what we are seeing is an escalation in political violence in burundi today. >> yes, indeed, it is, and this morning, there's an uneasy calm with airlines that cancelled flights to burundi, parting again to fly back. however, there's a massive security operation going on in some suburbs of the capital. the police mainly targetting the areas where they believe some of the young men who carried out the attacks on the military basis were from. one of the military bases was in that neighbourhood, and today it's different from saturday, where people walk up to dozens of those on the streets, mostly young men, who had their hands
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bound behind their backs. some of them, they say, had a bullet wound on the top of their heads, and some of them were clearly killed, execution style. >> right, so these young men, for the most part. who staged the attacks, presumably to get access to weaponry, they have political affiliation the with the opposition, the opposition to the president pierre nkurunziza, is that right? >> that is not what the opposition is saying, they are not claiming responsibility for the attacks. the government is accusing the opposition and supporters of the violence on friday, but the violence racking up the country since may, following a coup
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attempt. something won in disputed elections in july. the government is accusing the opposition. they are not coming out accusing them of the attacks. the young people suspected of these attacks and taking part in president pierre nkurunziza's time in office, and the biggest fear now particularly within burundi, is the political attacks. becoming ethnic and the country will be engulfed in civil war. people remember what happened during the civil war that ended in 2006, when 300,000 were killed on ethnic grounds. >> mohammed adow live in the kenyan capital nairobi
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now to northern pakistan - there's been an explosion killing 15, wounding 50. it happened at a busy market in the town of parachinow, 200km away from peshawar, close to the border. no one claimed responsibility for the attack now, there is widespread global optimism after a landmark climate change deal was agreed in paris. 195 countries, as well as the european union saying yes to the pact after two weeks of intensive negotiations. the agreement urges all nations to limit greenhouse emissions. and subjecting them to review every five years. here is the environment editor nick clark. >> reporter: the moment the world agreed to tackle climate change. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: and so the paris
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agreement was born, and emotions spilled over. to bring many countries together to come up with a fact, was an achievement. so much to lawrence fabius banged the gavel again. >> i have been arrived to bang the gavel again. it's a little gavel, it can do straight things earlier there was drama. the agreement feared was in jeopardy. it was typing errors due to lack of sleep. >> as a result of the finalisation of documents in haste by colleagues that this not slept for day, a number of errors from not detected in the documents as it was being finalised in the early hours of this morning. the secretary regrets the errors and i apologise for the oversight. >> reporter: outside the hall, acknowledgment of a deal down, and the compromises made.
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>> in the end we all compromised. developed countries compromised, developing countries compromised. that's what a negotiation is about, we all compromised, otherwise you wouldn't have this any compromising. we come out as winners. >> there was prays, too, from -- praise, too, from president obama. >> this sends a signal that the world is committed to a low carbon future, having the effect of releasing clean energy at a scale never seen before. >> reporter: at last a platform from which an assault can be launched. >> this is stronger than we anticipated. we thought it would be about 2 degrees increase. holding to 2 degrees increase. and they did their best to do as much as they can. >> earlier in the day. civil action continued as activists protested despite the
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emergency in paris. it's taken two years of effort to get to this point, not to say months and years, since canadian open in 2009. >> naturally enough spirits are high. soon it will be about putting the paris agreement into practice. all right. let's have a look at some of the details of the deal, and some environmentalists expressing their displeasure. the goal of the paris agreement is to limit warming to blow 2 degrees celsius. the commitments made by most of the countries are not enough to do that. they would hold warming to 2.7 degrees. >> poorer countries have been pushing for a legally binding deal forcing the rich countries to cope with climate change. but in the final wording, that is not a legally binding clause.
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countries can choose what and if they pay. then there's the accountability issue, ensuring that nations stick to their pleasures. countries have to report on how to curb their emissions every five years. that, again, is not legally binding. countries can say they'll make cuts, but not do so we have defensive global reaction to the deal from china, india and the philippines. starting in the philippines, hundreds rally against the deal. let's talk to our correspondent who is in little manila. what has been the official reaction from the philippines. of course, the philippines being amongst the vulnerable, susceptibility countries to climate change. >> indeed. more than 20 typhoons come through every year, and the storms are becoming stronger and coming in more frequently.
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communities are having a hashed time recovering -- hard time recovering. before they get on their feet, another typhoon comes in. the philippine delegation had a lot they were fighting for. they have said clearly that though the deal is not as perfect as they would have liked. it's acceptable. they are still worried, however, because they found much of the language not as concrete as they would have liked, rather, in terms of binding more developed nations, more legally in terms of climate financing and their carbon emissions. they found it worrying and inspirational. and in the end a lot has to be done what is written in this agreement. live from manila, thank you for that well, china, as we know, is the biggest emitter of co2 gases
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and says the climate deal is a step to a brighter future. here is adrian brown. >> china's leaders basket in the glory of big signatories in paris. behind the scenes the leaders know painful decisions lay ahead. in many ways we'll know what china will do when it releases its next 5 year plan next year. expect a shrinking coal and steel industry, the drivers of the economy. i have been to sichuan province, to a former steel mill town, where the mill closed nine months ago. with the loss of 15,000 jobs. the government labelled it a heavily polluter. the question is whether the former mill will be a template for what will happen in other industries in other parts of the country. china gave a commitment that it will ensure that the greenhouse gas emissions peaked by 2030.
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that is significant because china is the biggest emitter of gases. it hopes 20% of all of its energy needs comes from renewables by 2030. china is in a unique position. not only is it a heavy polluter, it is spending money on efforts to combat pollution than any other country. >> to india, the world's fourth largest emitter. and as emerged throughout the negotiations, is one of the strongest voices arguing on behalf of the less developed nations. our correspondent is in the capital. do the indians feel that this deal works well for them? >> well, in many senses it works for india, including difficulteren shiated responsibilities, developed countries have to shoulder more responsibilities when it comes to cuts and funding.
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than countries like india. putting india's position into context, you have to look as far as the energy industry and what india needs. they have a third of poor people, a fifth of the world's coal reserves as well. meaning to take millions of people out of poverty it needs to utilize the resource. 65% of power coming from coal energy. now, the big question for india is while it looks to transition to renewable energies, the international promises, how does it get millions of people out of poverty, and hundreds of millions on to the grid for the first time. big policy decisions as a result of this climate agreement in paris okay. thank you. finishing the round-up of reactions to that cop21 deal struck in paris. more to come on the al jazeera newshour, including the
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new reality. city streets in europe are no longer safe fewer french troops in central african republic will not be enough to keep the peace as violence flares during a vote on the constitution in sport, the record unbeaten streak is over for the golden state warriors. farah has the details. details. france is voting in the second round of regional elections, with the far right looking to consolidate the lead. the front party caused a stir last week by winning the largest share of the vote in the first round. and turn out in this, the second round. will likely play a big role. only 50% of those eligible to vote came out to cast their
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ballot last week. live now to jacky rowland, who is in paris. how is it looking, jacky. we have mentioned that turn out is vital. are people coming out in huge numbers in paris? >> well, as far as we can see, the trickle of people this sunday morning is similar to the kind of trickle of voters who we saw last sunday morning at the same polling station. it is early, and the polls are open until 8:00p.m. local time. there's plenty of time for people to vote. obviously when turn out is low, it tends to be the keen, grass root supporters who come out and vote. in many ways, in the first round that played in five of the national front party of marie le pen. a lot are hard core and keen. they voted and we saw her having a large share of the vote.
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that could change if more come out and vote and we see the phenomenon of tactical voting, where other party supporters change their allegiances to block the national front from getting in. >> now, the paris attacks. they boosted the personal popularity, it would appear, of francois holland. not that of his party. i wonder whether the celebratory mood of cop21, whether that may feed into the general population's mood. >> yes, the president did see the population rise after the attack. in many ways it was the popularity of him as figure head, representative of the nation, rather than as the leader of the socialist party. that is the three main parties. it does seem to be a main
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player. the socialist came in last. up until these elections, the socialist controlled almost all of the regions of france. but the performance took a battering last week. they hope this week they can recover the losses. yes, they can have a feel-good sentiment about the cop-21. these are local, regional elections, not global elections. francois holland was not the only player in securing the agreement. any feel-good factor about the climate deal will have dimented effect on the way the people -- limited effect on the way people are voting. >> jacky rowland in paris, keeping us ahead of developments there as people vote in the second round of regional elections. last week's far right in the first round of the elections was contributed to a response of the november attacks in paris.
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it's a month since gunmen opened fire on the crowded music venues, bars and restaurants in paris. jonah hull reports the i.s.i.l. attacks in paris, targeted sports fans, concert goers and diners, happened a lonth ago, a month ago from which life changed dramatically. >> i think in the short to medium term, the world will become more dangerous as a result of the things that are happening, and that's a consequence of the fact that islamic state has become so strong and global jihadism is so strong. >> reporter: it was friday the 13th, at least eight attackers opened fire randomly. several detonating suicide vests. all were european citizens, some returning with battle experience from syria, and others lived as
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social outcasts in the suburbs of paris and brussels. >> there's an umbilical cord between wars in syria and iraq. you have radicalized networks in the heart of europe. i.s.i.s. could not have carried out this massive attack in paris without having local - local recruits. >> paris followed a spring of i.s.i.l. attacks on civilian targets, including the bombing of a russian jet over egypt, selling 224 people, a fortnight earlier. western capitals responded with the rhetoric of war, with an expanded bombing campaign against i.s.i.l. in syria, amid the fear of attack at home. >> the western powers will not send boots on the ground to syria and rick. this means that the response is
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in terms of rhetoric vocal. we are at war, the reality is the same strategy. air strikes, along with supporting local forces on the ground. it means it's a long, gradual strategy that would take years it's been a bad month for refugees filing into europe by the thousands each day. with two of the paris attackers believed to have entered europe among the influx, border controls have been tightened and support grown nor anti-immigrant parties on the far right. it's arguably been a good month for this man, bashar al-assad. whose army is the dominant force on the ground in syria, with the spotlight on eradicating i.s.i.l., he may benefit from the ancient proverb, the enemy of mine enemy is my friend. >> above all the emerging coalition between western countries and bashar al-assad
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against i.s.i.l. in the wake of the attacks, signalled a new reality, a constant threat to innocent life from washington to moscow, possibly for years to come now, the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon appealed for calm as the central afghan republic holds a vote on a new constitution. the country is preparing to hold free elections after two years of instability. there are fears that rival factions could attempt to disrupt the poll. we have this report from bangui, the capital, on how french and u.n. troops may struggle if violence flares again french soldiers on control in the capital bangui have been here for two years. they are not welcomed by everyone. along with local suspects, french and other foreign troops have been accused of sexually
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abusing children and men. >> more than 700 kids collected or documented in 2014 show that beyond specific or what i call emblematic case, you do have widespread issue of violence or sexual violence against children. >> french commanders at the united nations told al jazeera those involved have been dismissed from duty. >> french soldiers have been accused of siding against christians and muslims. >> translation: when one interferes between the sides, criticism is poured on to him from both sides. we are here defending the muslims, we can't leave them face massacres. our position is to prevent assaults in moscow, the welcome for the french is guarded. >> the french intervention helps
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us. it reduced killing, destruction and looting. the roll is on the decline. the number is shrinking. the country and vast and we do not have an army. >> the frooench force has been -- french force has been cut two-thirds. it is feared the number won't be enough to keep the peace if fighting flares again. >> the change of perception is not a positive sign. most people we met expressed the fears of the worse, if the french troops retreated. and the worst is another massacre killing hundreds of innocence from both sides as after two years the desire for vengeance is alive well, that's the backdrop to which this referendum is taking place. now, tim is a research fellow at the institute of global and area studies, joining us from berlin. thank you for talking to us from al jazeera. are the conditions right in central african republic for any
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accurate reflection of central africans political to be assessed. is there enough safety and security in. >> no. unfortunately there isn't. the central african republic is still very unstable and people of the central african republic are asked to vote on a constitution that has not been circulated. so in conditions much unsafety and unknowing, they are supposed to vote on the new constitutions. >> this is it a redundant exercise for the people of the central african republic, and doesn't take them a step further, to holding free and fair elections and establishing a permanent government. >> well, it is an important step for the elections because if the constitution has to be voted on, these are the rules of the game. the problem is the constitution is not going to solve any of the real problems that the central african republic is facing now.
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so the content of the constitution is quite okay. there are a couple of loopholes, but it is workable. the constitution is not what is going to solve the problem. >> what are the fundamental problems. central african republic that need to be solved before they can move further ahead? >> well, the central african republic basically has three root problems. one is a fractured society among multiple clients, not just the lues mim christian -- muslim christian divide. the second is a history of chronic armed crisis where they are intermingled and undistinguishable. and the heavy foreign interference into the political economy of the country. if the country wants to move forward, it needs a strong civilian leadership that takes care of all its people in the country. and brings the government
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services and its justice to the peripheries. okay, thank you very much. tim talking to us live from berlin on that draft constitution put to the people of central african republic today now, we'll look at the weather. richard is here. news of another typhoon for the philippines underlining vulnerability in the climate change debate. >> that's right. some evidence suggesting that the frequency of typhoons in that part of the pacific is increasing. on top of that this developing el nino. the philippines have been impacted by several typhoons during the course of 2015. now we are looking at another significant storm developing. this one, you can see - just that little dot which indicates there's developments taking
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place. this is getting bigger and bigger over the next 24 hours. it's expected to track northern parts of the philippines, this way to the east. it will go slowly. it raises a problem. the problem is the wind. let's take it back to 1400 g.m.t. on monday. that is when it was expected to impact upon of the east of the philippines. been 175 kph, somewhere between category 2 and 3, on the hurricane scale. once it's gone through the eastern side and interacts with the land mass, the winds will die down. by the time it makes its way on wednesday, it's stormy, and the rain and the storm is going to give a lot of rain. at least 300mm of rain. if that falls in, we could see urban flooding. >> richard there.
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more to come on the al jazeera newshour, including we meet the palestinian family fighting efforts by settlers and the israeli government to evict them from the home they live in for decades. >> and the gandan president to change the sectarian country to an islamic country, and... >> i'm at the euro 2016 draw in paris. a good night for the french. where the u.e.f.a. president michel platini has to miss out on his own party. party.
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hello, you're with al jazeera, and these are the top stories. 87 people killed in burundi's violence on friday, after unidentified gunmen targeted military strikes. according to witness, dozens of bodies were found on the streets there's widespread global optimism after a landmark climate change deal was great in paris, urging all nations to limit greenhouse gas emissions and to report back every five years. an international conference is under way in rome aiming to end the conference in libya, and are expected to urge the government to sign a u.n. brokered peace deal which was agreed on friday let's take a little bit of time now to examine that situation in libya. and the competing
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administrations. this is fundamental to understanding what is going on there. the first is the general national congress, the g.n.c., operating out of tripoli, and brought to power when an alliance of rebels took over libya dawn took over the capital. >> the group drove out the internationally recognised government. this administration is recognised by the u.n. and the arab league. its military is led by general khalifa haftar, supported by a loose alliance of groups. we'll talk to the interring at security -- international security expert. thank you for talking to us. explain what this counter meeting in rome is expecting to achieve. we know the big players are in town. mr kerry and lavrov among them.
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first of all, we should say both the foreign affairs ministerses and john kerry are chairing the event, in the hope that they can consolidate the agreement. even if just a couple of days ago the foreign minister and the agreement is far from surviving. the hope is that from today to december 16th meeting in morocco, there'll be substantial improvement. anyway, we should be realistic in approaching the issue. we should be aware that there is those on both sides able to reject the agreement. we should remember that they were rejected even so far as seven subsequent agreements. >> indeed. what is the position currently of the parliament in tobruk, and
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of the general national congress in tripoli, we know that leaders from both sides made their - have made the deal. but we are not sure as to whether the parliament are going to come in behind them. >> the real problem, the real issue at stake is substantial powers to be recognised in tripoli. and we should put the issue in a broader geopolitical framework. the rivalry between tripoli is about the battle and the way in the war between states and those supporting political islam and people, and forces and states. they are fighting against political islam. i think the real power broker are a jeep on one side and turkey on the other side. unfortunately, it seems that
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turkey is not sitting at the table in rome. >> without a significant player then, as you would suggest, can any durable solution be reached today. is today actually going to yield results? >> the problem is the nature and substance of compromise that will be brokered today and in three days in morocco. because if both are not satisfieded with the compromise, there'll be plenty of opportunities to torpedo whatever compromise is reached today for disease 16 in morocco. >> good to talk to you. that talk coming from rome. thank you for your time. >> thank you to you all right. let's go to saudi arabia, where the results are coming in from those landmark eunice pal
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elections, women voters for the first time are allowed to stand as candidates three have been elected to sit on local councils. >> reporter: the doors have opened to a new era in saudi public life, with two milestones reached. women with the right to vote and stand as candidates in local elections. >> i feel very hope that the king gave us the opportunity to vote. now we are equal to men. the journey to gender equality is a slow one, so, too, the pace of political reform. the monarchy often implies a liteseral interpretation, and saudis voted in three local elections - to choose councils that are the only elected bodies in the kingdom. i want to see the woman, to be more involved in every institution in the government,
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and in the private sector, okay. to be part of the planning, part of the execution, part of the performance, parts of the evaluation, she has to be there. >> behind the scenes, saudi women have powerful positions. they sit on the country's top advisory body, ashura council, and most university graduates are female. even with such strides women do not drive themselves to the polls on saturday, a freedom women elsewhere enjoy supreme court judges in israel are considering an appeal from a palestinian family threatened with eviction. the family lites close to the al-aqsa mosque compound. >> reporter: in the shadows of the dome of the rock, this family has been renting this house in jerusalem's old city for more than 60 years, now she
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faces eviction to make way for israeli settlers. >> they are doing this to judalize jerusalem and bring settlers. they talk about peace, >> reporter: she should fall under protected tenants. but based on a court-appointed principal called abandonment, a family can be evicted if they didn't continuously occupy the building. it's been proved even though the family paid rent whilst not there. the family petitioned the supreme court. it's a complicated legal story, boiling down to a wider law saying any property owned by jews before 1948, as this building was, should be returned to its owner. the law plies here. >> settler groups active in east
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jerusalem usually use the loophole to take over property in east jerusalem, and try to evict tenants that live in such property. this law, of course, is discriminatory. because in the same israeli legal system, the same laws, property that was owned by palestinians, like most of the properties left behind by the palestinian refugees in west jerusalem and the rest of israel, all that cannot be returned to the owners. >> reporter: this is known as the muslim quarter of the old community. we are on the roof of nora's house. the fear is that they'll lose their homes to more israeli settlers. nora breaks down during the interview. it's not fair, she says. her mother died in this house, all her memories are here. over the years there has been an
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increase in settlement activity. while we were filming, a young girl comes to tell nora "why are you here, this is ours. you are delusional." >> when i ask her what the problem is, she said the court has kicked nora out. a small west african nation of gambia is officially an islamic republic. the president said the decision is to distance the nation from its colonial past. 95% of gambia's 1.8 million people are muslim. the president also says non-muslims will still be able to practice their religions. joining us from dakar and neighbouring senegal is an african analyst. >> the president is never short of surprises is he. why has he done this.
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>> he's a leader that came to power in 1994, toppling the previous leader of gambia. he is accused of bestowing people to brutal sudden changes. for instance, a few years ago he said he was able to cure aids. and also decided to pull his nation out of the commonwealth when it used to be part of it. and offered to receive 10,000km square, people of the ruling group in burma, who are muslims. the president is now, i think, in an erratic mood. is called chief, sir, eraddic, doctor, whatever name, i think, is really appropriate because he is... >> okay. you have pointed out some of his controversial sayings and actions. tell us in practical terms, what
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does this mean for the country of gambia. it's tiny, heavily reliant on western tourism. what does it mean? sixth i don't think it means much. because i think that is just a sentence used. many times he has made such pronouncements, only to backtrack out of it. i think this time around, gambia will continue to remain the country open to tourists, tourists coming from northern europe. they made the pronouncement on friday out of prayers, but i don't think that it was the c e case - of fiping aid or his -- fixing aid or his campaign to impose the penalty on opponents. he didn't personally do it to the fully flenched. this time -- fledged. this time around, gambia, like senn gam used to be people of
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tolerance, and i think that this type of pronouncement, the gambia will not be an islamic state. >> all right. what about the possibility that given that they have withdrawn from the commonwealth, what about the possibility of the president trying to realign the gambia with islamic nations, maybe a simply effect as trying to get more funding? >> that may be possible, it's not new into africa. we a seen such leaders in africa. remember in 1917, the leaders in the central african republic decided to become an emperor, and used it to get money. in the case of this, he is trying to lure the arab work, but i think the arab work is known to be stingy, and is doing this because he knows that his economy is in deep trouble.
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he has no longer getting the money used from the west, and i think that is opposed to trying to get it from the arab world. it's almost the tone of this. the opposition is becoming stronger. the western power are supporting the opponent. and i think at this moment. they are erratic, it's almost the end of an era. >> okay, thank you very much, indeed, talking to us live from senn gam, which, of course, as -- senegal, which, of course, you can see is in gambia the seventh instalment of star wars is due to be realised friday in the united states. over 38 years the science fiction film grew into a multibillion franchise and in some places it's influenced aspects of culture. now in malaysia, a group of people are using it to revive interest in an ancient
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traditional art form. florence louie explains. >> reporter: r2-d2. instantly recognised, but with a distinct difference, this is star wars in the shadow puppets. cast by intricately crafted leather puppets are projected on to a screen. the master puppet ear controls every move, provide the narration and the voices. while the traditional band of musicians placed the concept. it was thought up by this man and his friends. >> we wanted to reconnect youth through this tradition. maybe if you use something they can recognise as darth vader, it would help the project. >> reporter: this came to
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fruition with the help of a veteran. as he is known, he has seen the popularity dwindle over the decades. this is another way they hope to keep the art alive. and he started an area for visitors. where they trained puppeteers, craftsmen. >> in the past, a performance attracted couth of up to 1,000 people. that number has more than halved. the younger generation choosing to watch the movies instead. it came as a surprise. >> i never expect there are so many audience come to watch our play. this is, to me, a good sign. >> the troup travels right-hand malaysia giving performances, which are well received. >> most think the idea is crazy.
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how can you do something which is science fiction. >> however, the show which has received permission, the producers of the star wars films needs funding. until then, it's a 15 minute performance, enough to revive a dying art farah is here, time for sport. >> thank you. the longest winning streak at the start of the n.b.a. season has come to an end. golden state warriors beat. the milwaukee bucks the team to end their rain. >> reporter: 24 and o to start the season. a record unmatched in n.b.a. history. but coming off a double overtime win a day earlier, the warriors looked off the pace from the
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outset. >> milwaukee could not be off to a better start. the golden state in front earlier in the second. by half-time it pulled you out to a 59-48 lead. true to form, steph curry put on 28 points in his bid to keep the warriors in the contest. it wasn't enough this time. the bucks prevailing 108-95. golden state had won 28 regular season games in total, dating back to last season. four or five short of the all-time record. >> 27-10 in five. for greg monroe. >> now we can have a regular season, you know. it's been kind much a playoff feel to this. >> there's no reason for anyone to hang their heads in our locker room for losing the game.
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they've been incredible all year. and, you know, the losses are going to come. >> winning streak over, the warriors sit clear at the top of the western conference the 24 teams competing at yoour a 2016 -- euro 2016 has learnt their groups, president michel platini was forced to miss the draw in paris. france faced a large security operation. paul rees reports from paris. >> reporter: the door for the european championship is hard at work. instead of the usual 16 teams, the hosts had a list of 24. some diluted the quality of the competition. fans will not care, making a debut, drawn to play france in group a. wales never went to euro. >> facing a title. some players play on the big stage. playing in a tournament.
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none of us did that. it's going to be a new time. >> reporter: complieding france's group is switzerland and romania. >> translation: from these two adversaries we know well. the last two years we played against them, and they gave us problems. we were not able to beat them. the swiss we observed. we had them in the group in the world cup. we know the romanians less well, but watched their qualification. >> they are hoping to make it three major titles out of three on home soil, lifting this trophy and the world cup in paris. the last time france hosted the european championship was in the 1984, beating seine. the ninth goal of the competing was sealed in french footballing history. 31 years later as president of the u.e.f.a., he's not allowed into the draw for euro 2016.
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instead, he's lucked out. the 90 days of football upheld by the court of arbitration for sport. the ethics committee could ban michel platini, if found guilty of corruption over a $2 million payment. the man michel platini hoped to replace as the head of world football. >> it's a great disappointment for the french. michel platini obviously being the head of u.e.f.a., the european operation, this was almost his baby, bringing the european championship to his home country, the man that should be the king pin of his own party. the french team facing his own problems, suspended over blackmail allegations. the major challenge for france as a host nation is security. the stade de france was the target of three suicide bombers. 120,000 fan zone under the aisle
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tower is set to go -- eiffel tower is set to go ahead under the watchful eye of the armed guards and police. let's look how the 2014 teams are split. paul told you about france's group. group b. wales, slovyansk and russia with england. in group c. ukraine, poland and northern ireland. spain, with the czech republic, turkey and croatia. group f. portugal, republic of jirld, sweden and italy. >> you have the vision to come forth, to win the contest and ut have to play to everyone. we are ambitious. >> the football champions have set up a semifinal showdown with barcelona, at the f.i.f.a. club world cup. they were taking on the mexican
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side in osaka. scoring opened in the 55th minute. >> they levelled the game at 1-1 with 10 minutes left on the clock. the two teams poised for extra time when the brazilian childreninged a 2-1 -- clinched a 2-1 victory. >> the second quarterfinals are under way between hiroshima. it's 0-0 in the first half. the winner facing argentina's river plate next. >> the funeral of murdered honduras international arnold perolta took place. family friends and fans gathered to pay final respects to the 26-year-old. he was attacked outside a shopping mall in his home town on thursday, dying of put mr gunshot wounds.
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police say there were no suspects in custody jim dawson won the championships by three shots. it is his 12th. this is the shot of the day by bubba watson, hitting a hole in one during the par 3, 5th hole. didn't end well for him, finishing down 10. and a husband and wife badminton team made history, becoming the first british players to reach the find of the year end series. chris and gabby hancock ranked 7th. they met in the semifinals. and face third seeds in the final that's all your sport for now. it's now back to martine. >> thank you very much. we have a lot more to come in al jazeera. we'll have the latest coming from the rome conference in libya. stay with us. ith us.
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trying to bring stability to libya, an international conference is under way in rome hello, welcome to al jazeera live from doha, i'm martine dennis. also to come on the programme. 87 people are killed after coordinated attacks on military sites in burundi. the largest loss of life since violence began in may [ speaking foreign language ] history is made in paris with an international agreement

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