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this is al jazeera welcome to the news hour. live from doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. trying to bring stability to libya. an international conference is understandway in ro-- underway in rome. 87 people have been killed after coordinated attacks on military sites on burundi. the largest loss of life since the violence began in may.
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a landmark agreement in paris on climate change, but now countries must implement it. finds out how science fix is helping revive an ancient artistic tradition in malaysia. e first we're going to start with breaking news. russian defense ministry has summoned the turkish, which prevented a collision between one of its surveillance ships and a turkish fishing boat. it is said to have happened 20 kilometres of off a greek island. it is said that it used small arms against the boat after the boat failed to respond to radio contact and also warning flairs.
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we have our correspondent. what else can you tell us? >> reporter: apparently the russian surveillance ship was sailing 22 kilometres off a greek island in the northern part of the algean sea and then the narration we have is coming from russia saying that their surveillance ship tried to warn the approaching turkish fishing vessel, but apparently it failed and they used some signals and then they had to resort to what they call small arms fire to prevent the collision. this is an important development. it comes after the rising tensions between russia and turkey and that's because turkey shot down a russian fighter jet
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on november 24. turkey said it violated its airspace. we have to wait and see what the turks will say but this is an important development and it may well escalate further with some new sanctions because russia has already adopted a number of economic sanctions against turkey this development in an already tense situation. we will continue to follow that. an international conference is underway in rome. representatives of both administrations agree to sign a peace deal on friday. libya has been in turmoil since the president was overthrown four years ago.
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control had been vied for. it forced out the internationally recognised government to the eastern city of tabruk. the u.n. broker ceased fire, creates a unified government made up of people agreed to by both sides. the two rival parliaments are said to meet on wednesday. the militias fighting on the ground have not confirmed whether they will receive this u.n. deal. the main issue has been disbanding of the militias and the military commander. live from the venue of this meeting in rome. tell us more about what's happening and we also expect to get some sort of an update from the officials meeting there as well. >> reporter: yes. we're waiting for that press conference, but like you mentioned, the building behind me, the italian foreign ministry, this is where
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discussions are underway of libya's rival factions. this conference is to send a message that they are endorsing the u.n. deal and for them that is the only way forward in libya to stabilize that country. the international community is really determined to end the security and political vacuum in libya. some of libya's rival politicians, they are here, powerful players i must add, especially a delegation from the central city, which has been really a king maker. it is a powerful armed group on the ground, a group that can fight i.s.i.l. and a group that has influence over one of the biggest alliances the libyan dawned movement. discussions are continuing. there's a deadline set for wednesday when these rival politicians are expected to sign that u.n. deal. there is no doubt that there are splits within the rival
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administrations, there is opposition on the ground, but if these powerful players are on board, it will be easier to implement the deal on the ground the time horizon is at least a couple of years out from this deal actually even potentially being a success. isn't that the time line they've laid out, about two years? >> reporter: this is not going to be easy. first of all, they're going to have to form a presidential council, a new government, and where will this government operate from. we understand that the u.n. wants this government to be installed in tripoli who is going to defend this government. there are many armed groups on the ground and that is why there is a need for these armed groups to come together because if you don't have the major players on board you're not going to be able to implement this agreement. for the international community there is mounting concern because of i.s.i.l.'s growing strengths in libya. it hasn't just taken ground in
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the central city. i.s.i.l. is trying to take over oil and gas terminals in another city. there is concern in the international community. italy because it is at the front line. just a few hundred kilometres from here is libya and that is a transit for refugees and migrants trying to get to europe. that is why there is an attempt by the international community to get an agreement. one this government is installed it can ask for military assistance in the fight against i.s.i.l. we're still a long way off but this is an important beginning thank you for that. live for us in rome. an explosion in northern pakistan has killed at least 15 people and wounded over 40 others. it happened at a business market in the town more than 200 kilometres away near the afghan border. no-one has claimed
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responsibility for that attack. france is voting in the second round of local elections seen as a test for the far right. the party by marine le pen caused a stir last week by winning the largest share of the votes in the first round. jack rowland for us in paris. the national front did well in the first round. can we expect that level of success in the second round? >> reporter: probably not, no. the level of support in the first round was due to a number of factors. one being the very low turn out, only 50% of the electorate went to cast their ballots and often it is the people that are hard-core supporters of the various parties that do so. in the second round many of the people who abstained are voting. we already saw at noon that the level of voter turn out was significantly higher than it was during the first round.
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we can also expect a certain amount of tactical voting in the second round. opinion polls in the run up to the second round suggested, in fact, that the national front could well lose all those regions that looked as though it was on track to win after the first round. so it could see a complete reversal of fortune this time how significant are these elections? >> reporter: these are regional elections. there are 13 regions in france and they don't have a lot of power, certainly not in terms of foreign policy or security or immigration which are some of those themes which the national front has campaigned on so strongly, the regions themselves they have the power to have cultural funding, funding for organizations, a certain amount of taxes they can levy. if anything, the elections are significant because this is the last time that voters will go to the polls before presidential
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elections in april of 2017. people are looking at these elections as an indication of public opinion, but, again, you can't draw too many conclusions bearing in mind that people vote differently for regional and local elections, which aren't that important, to the way that they vote when it comes to national elections and particularly presidential elections thank you for that. the far right strong showing in france's polls is seen as a response to attacks in paris. it is exactly a month since the gunmen opened fire in paris. 132 people were killed. >> reporter: the i.s.i.l. attacks in paris that targeted sports fans, concert goers and diners happened a month ago, a month in which life has changed
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dramatically. >> i think in the short to medium term the world is only going to become more dangerous as a result of the things that are happening. that's a consequence of the fact that islamic state has become so strong and global jihidism has become so strong. >> reporter: it was friday, the 13th and at least eight attacker opened fire randomly. all were european citizens, some having returned with battle experience from syria while others had lived as social outcasts in the suburbs of paris and brussels. >> there is an umbilical cords when the wars and european security. you have radicalized groups in the heart of europe. i.s.i.s. could not have carried out this massive attack in paris without having local recruits.
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>> reporter: par is followed a string of i.s.i.l. attacks on civilian targets including the bombing of a russian passenger jet over egypt that killed 224 people exactly a fortnight earlier. western capitals have responded with the rhetoric of war with an expanded bombing campaign against i.s.i.l. in syria amid the creeping fear of attack at home. >> the western powers will not send boots on the ground to syria and iraq. this means that the response is, in terms of rhetoric, basically vocal, we are at war, the reality is purely the same strategy. air strikes along with supporting local forces on the ground. it means it's a long gradual strategy that could take years. >> reporter: it has been a bad month for refugees still filing into europe by the thousands each day. with, perhaps, two of the paris attackers believed to have
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entered europe among the refugee influx border controls have been tightened and support has grown for anti immigrant parties on the far right. it's arguably been a good month, however, for this man, bashar al-assad, whose army is the dominant force on the ground in syria with the spotlight now on eradicating i.s.i.l. he may benefit from the ancient proceed verb the enemy of mine enemy is my friend. >> reporter: the coalition between western countries and assad and russia against i.s.i.l. has signalled a new reality, a constant threat to innocent life from washington to moscow, possibly for years to come the political crisis in burundi, it is escalating. security forces are accused the targeting young men in the capital bujumbura. according to the army at least 87 people were killed in attacks on friday.
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it is the worst incident of violence since the failed coup in may. witnesses say dozens of bodies were found lying on the streets some with their hands tied behind their backs. the army says the people they killed are enemies of the state. this all began with coordinated attacks by unidentified gunmen on three military sites. the u.n. security council has condemned the killings saying it is ready to consider further steps. more details from the ke nrngs yan capital. this seems to be spiralling out of control. what more is happening and what can you tell us? >> reporter: tension is still high in the bujumbura capital where people woke up to the bodies of people who were killed lying on the streets. it is a big security operation
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also going on targeting some of the neighborhoods of the capital, particularly the neighborhoo neighborhoods, where the military bases was attacked on friday. according to eyewitnesses some of the people who arrested most of them young men, some of them were killed on the streets of these neighborhoods. other were taken away. some of the bodies that were found on the streets had their hands bound behind their backs and some of them had bullet holes on top of their heads, something that officials suggest execution style. now the government is blaming the opposition, but we managed to speak to the man who is the face of the opposition in burundi, who has since joined parliament and become the deputy head of parliament. he says there is no opposition--
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he is saying they're not united and they're not to blame. he said the government must tell burundiians who is causing this chaos and who is killing these people what else are we hearing from the u.n. about how they're monitoring this situation? >> reporter: the united nations is obviously concerned about the rising death toll in the burundi conflict and the political crisis in that country. there is already talk of the deployment of u.n. peacekeepers in the country with their important rights, first of all protection of civilians in burundi because many people have been - 200,000 have crossed the borders. they have sought asylum in other
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areas and in rwanda. the situation is for to continue further and turning into an ethnic conflict or civil war. this country just emerged from civil war that continued in the country for 12 years. it was just 10 years ago that this conflict stopped and many people are also seeing that there is an attacking of tutsi young men in this neighborhood. if this continues, there could be civil war once again in that country. the u.n. and as well as burundi's donors who have stopped giving aid to the country, belgium and the european union, say they're not going to give money to burundi as long as the conflict continues thank you for that.
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stay with us here on the news hour. plenty more to come. central african republican is seen as a test of whether national elections can take place later this month. plus. >> reporter: here in new york streets like this are becoming more prevalent and the street artists themselves gaining worldwide attention in sports, an unbeaten match for the golden state warriors. there is widespread dmroebal optimism after a landmark climb change deal - global optimism after a landmark climate deal
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was reached. the approval by 195 countries and the european union was greeted with much fan fair in paris on saturday night. it urges all nations to limit their greenhouse gas emissions and report back every five years. the text has been delighted and is full of compromises apparently. >> the emission targets on the table are not big enough. it doesn't do enough to change that. the new goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by the second half of the century means we have to phase out fossil fuels by 2050. there's not enough in the nations and the people on the front lines of the changes. it has promised too little help to the people who are already losing their lives and
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livelihoods our science editor has more on the challenges ahead. >> reporter: for thousands of delegates and many world leaders who have spent the last two weeks in climate talks obvious joy and relief at a deal. once the cheering subsides the tougher job of turning promises into action begins. paris agreement sets out a target to limit warming to below 2 degrees celsius and to strive to keep globe a.m. temperatures at a maximum 1.5 above preindustrial levels. the agreement in paris is not enough. even if they're achieved they will only hold warming to between 2.7 and 3 degrees. >> we are of the agreement that the opinion could have been more ambitious. the agreement does not put us on the path to prevent temperature.
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>> reporter: the greenhouse gas emissions must peek as soon as possible. to do this it relies on voluntary national plans, but as they stand, these plans would seek global emissions arise. protesters came out on the stroll in the philippine capi l capital. >> it has not been adequately addressed, leaving decisions for countries and not having a very well defined targets for emissions. it makes it more dangerous for countries like the philippines for climate change. >> reporter: the overall agreement is legally binding. some elements of it, including the pledges to curb emissions by individual countries, are not. this means the success of the agreement depends entirely on political well. each country setting its own
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goals and even deciding whether to sign up to a five-year check up on what progress it's making. one of the world's leading scientists put it this way: >> reporter: the agreement recycles a pledge from previous talks to raise a hundred billion dollars a year by 2020 from rich countries to help poor countries transform their economies. but overall success and tackling climate change rests, as it always has, on the shoulders of individual governments. it is up to them to honor their proposals and good intentions and turn their words into actions despite protests in manilla, the chief negotiator hasn't endorsed the feel. he says it is far from perfect but an historic opportunity.
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>> reporter: though not as per effect as they may not wanted it to be, the philippines say they essentially feel the deal is acceptable and they see it as a significant step forward. what necessity would have wanted to see, however, is stronger language used in some portions of the agreement. for example, they found it still too soft in terms of making it obligatory for developed nations to cut down on tear carbon emissions. they wanted to see a more concrete figure put in place as opposed to aspirational one. they wanted to see more of a plan in terms of climate financing for countries that have the most to lose in terms of dealing with the effects of global warming the one such country the philippines that sees on average some 20 phi off and ons a year. -- typhoons a year.
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the government is struggling to cope with the communities that are affected by these super typhoons before one community can ever recovered and rehabilitated another one is coming in. they wanted to see a concrete figure and a mechanism put in place so that developed nations might help countries like the philippines become more resilient to the effects of global warming. however, the philippine delegation says they are happy with the intent and spirit of the agreement as it stands right now and they can work out and fine tune the details in time. >> reporter: china's rbasking in the glory of being signatories to an historic agreement in paris. they know some painful decisions lie ahead. we will know exactly what they're going to do when it releases its next five-year plan next year, but expect a shrinking coal and steel industry. these have traditionally been the drivers of china's economy.
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i've just been to a province in south-west china to a former steel mill town where the mill closed nine months ago with the loss of some 16 thousand jobs? why? it was laboured a heavy polluter. the question now is whether this former mill is going to be a template to what is going to happen to other industries in other parts of the country. china has given a commitment that it will ensure that its greenhouse gas emissions peek by 2030. that's significant because china, of course, is the biggest emitter of those gasses. it also says that it hopes that at least 20% of all of its energy needs come from renewables also by 2030. china is in a unique position not only is it a heavy polluter, it is also possibly spending more money on efforts to combat pollution than any other country. >> reporter: a mixed response. on one hand it is a victory
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particularly for india's persistence when it comes to the need of developing countries. on the other hand there has been some criticism. a leading environmentalist from india said the deal is a compromise and a number of key issues that developing countries, including india, were raising haven't been agreed upon. they're not in this agreement and as a result india is going to have to continue fighting. it is pointed out that in terms of emissions cuts and finance developing countries don't actually have to begin this process of cutting emissions or adding to this global fund medical 2020 which, perhaps-- until 2020, which is perhaps to much time because time ask of the essence. also suggestions that key things india was looking for, sustainable living as well as climate justice are in the agreement which is what has made the indian environment minister very happy, but interestingly they're not in the operational part of the text which means
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that there's no real commitment in terms of enacting these things on part of developed or developing countries. so a mixed bag here in india this morning at least 21 people have died in a fire at a mental health clinic in russia's south-western region. many of those who were killed were bed ridden when the fire began at the state-run facility. the safety people rescued at least 20 or badly injured. there are fears the death toll could rise. they're still trying to figure out the cause of the fire. passengers have been left stranded in indonesia after volcanic ash forced one airport to close. it is near the city of milan which is often used by tourists. it has increased the sighs seismic activity over the last month. now to weather with richard with the bad weather in the u.s.
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>> reporter: it has happened. we're talking about the risk of tornados in texas and that is what has materialised. it is still a messy situation across north america. you can see the clouds spinning up from the south and turning white. this frontal zones, the warmer air from the gulf of mexico and coming down here. it has been driving down through here. good news, of course, for the skiers. they will see good snow conditions. that is one good thing to come out of it all. as we look at the general temperature pattern, you have it across the west. on the east it is all warm air. up in the mountains hardly any snow at all t that's the picture through sunday, 20 in dallas the cold air digging in parts of west.
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ais i run this animation, you can see the risk of storms transfers towards the east and towards the great lakes. as we head towards the eastern see board we start to see some storms pierce ahead into monday. still snow across the parts of the west. a move towards tuesday and towards the east. the cold air being picked up in denver. it should becoming brighter thank you. plenty more ahead including two milestones for women in saudi arabia as strives were made for greater equality and democra de. plus. >> reporter: it's a goodnight for the french here where platini has to miss out on his own party.
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welcome back. you're watching al jazeera. let's take a look at the top stories right now. russia's defense ministry has summoned the turkish over the age aare n sea. -- agean sea. warning shots were giving to avoid collision. a conference is understandway in rome to end conflict in libya. -- underway. representatives of administration agreed to sign a u.n. brokered peace deal on friday. burst's army is carrying out
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raids in some neighborhoods of the capital. the army spokesman says 87 people were killed in friday ace violence after many killed. israeli police say a palestinian woman has been shot after allegedly stabbing an israeli near the settlement in the occupied west bank. there is no information yet on the condition on either party. sips october 119 palestinians and 12 israelis have died in a wave of attacks across israeli and the palestinian territories. returning to one of our top stores. efforts in rome to bring peace to libya. let's take a closer look at the competing dpin strayingss. the - administrations. the first is the gnc which operates out of tripoli and was brought to power when an alliance of former rebels took over the capital last year. that group drove out the
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internationally recognised government which now operates from the eastern city of tabruk. the house of representatives is recognised by the u.n. and the arab league. its military is led by a general who is supported by a loose alliance of armed groups. joining me now is libyan journalist and commentator. we appreciate your time thank you. just a few days ago representatives from the gnc and parliament agreed to a declaration of principles, but you basically said that martin cobra the u.n. envoy to libya was pretty much running the show and would not allow that to go through. why so? >> well, in my belief that u.n. invested so much time into this agreement, they strongly believe in the international community, strongly believe that to establish long-term stability in
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libya is the only way to do that is through the u.n. negotiator's agreement. the principles that have been declared in tunis by members of both sides also like a couple of days after both signed the gnc and head of parliament said these people do not represent me and whatever had been signed does not really represent me as well. so we were pretty sure that's going to be the stand there do you think this deal that is supposed to be signed on the 16 somatists really carries-- 16th really carries any weight and do you think it will be signed? >> it pretty much depends on the international community and how much support they will give this unity government. the government has a lot of obstacle ahead of it. like, for example, the security situation on the ground. how this unity government is going to operate from tripoli and how it is going to end the
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militia conflict and motion more on fighting i.s.i.s. we have got a really wide range of issues. also economic issues, libya on the verge of completely economic collapse and how this government is going to address that. this agreement could be the last resort to find a common ground between both sides to end the civil war and to actually focus effort on i.s.i.s. or if the international community does not give the support that was promised, it could be pretty much the end of whatever left of libya now you speak of i.s.i.l. and the situation, the deteriorating situation in libya. in has been happening for four years but there does seem to be a sense of urgency to bring this to some sort of resolution. is it because of i.s.i.l.? >> yes. pretty much. after the paris attack i believe the european union kind of sensed that this matter needs to be addressed right now.
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i.s.i.s. have a strong foot hold in syria and libya. it is a huge danger. it's a bigger threat than they could ever imagine. i guess they're realising that there is no time to waste. libya needs to be stable now and have a strong government, a partner who they can work with if they actually want to take any action to end the i.s.i.s. threat these meetings that are happening right now in rome with the eye italian prime minister and secretary of state john kerry, do you think they have any impact on this process process? >> they could have an impact, but the amount of impact is not clear because both sides said they're going to sign the agreement on the 16th and the rome meeting is supposed to be a way to expedite that, to urge all sides, including the international players in the
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region, every side in libya has someone to back them up from each side. you've got countries backing beside and countries backing that side. so i'm guessing this rome meeting is pretty much about talking to all of the international community, to all of the regional players to back off and let this agreement go through and finally be signed thank you so much. breaking news to bring you now from the central african republic. there are reports of heavy weapons fire in a mostly muslim district in the capital of bonge. machine guns and rocket launches are being used near a school. a report on how french and u.n.
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troops may struggle with this fresh violence. >> reporter: french on patrols in the capital of bongee. they 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 abusing children and women. >> more than 700 cases were documented in 2014 shows that i don't understand this specific case you do have widespread issue of violence or sexual violence against children. >> reporter: french commanders and the up nighted nations-- united nations have told al jazeera those are dismissed and are awaiting trials. french ambassador denies the allegation. >> when one interferes between two warring sides and attempts
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to prevent any clashes between them, criticism is pulled on to him from both sides. we are here defending the muslims. we can't leave them face massacres. we have to protect all people from assaults. >> reporter: in these areas the welcome from the french is guarded >> translation: the french intervention helped us a lot of. it reduced the amount of killing. we do not have an army >> reporter: the french forest that is been cut-- for has been cut two-thirds. the numbers woken be enough to keep the peace it is feared. -- won't be enough >> reporter: most people we met here expressed their fears of the worst if the french troops were to retreat. it could mean hundreds of innocents being killed
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initial results are coming in from saudi arabia's landmark municipal elections. women voted for the first time. they were also allowed to stand as candidates. at least three have been elected to sit on local councils so far. >> reporter: the doors have opened to a new era in saudi arabia public life with two milestones reached. women gaining the right to vote and to stand as candidates in local elections. >> translation: i feel very happy that the king has given us this opportunity to vote. now we're equal to men. >> reporter: the journey to gender equality has been a slow one, so has the overall pace of political reform. the monachy applies an a certain interpretation of islamic law.
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they have only had three elections in the kingdom >> i want to see the woman to be involved in every institution and the government, in the private sector. to be part of the planning, part of the execution, part of the performance, part of the evaluati evaluation. she has to be always there. >> reporter: behind the scenes saudi women do have powerful positions. they sit on the country's top advisory body and most university graduates are female. even with such strides women still didn't drive themselves to the polls on saturday, a freedom females enjoy elsewhere a family is faced with eviction near the al-aqsa mosque. >> reporter: in the shadows of
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the dome of the rock this family has been renting this house for more than 60 years. now she faces eviction to make way for israeli settlors. >> translation: they are doing this to bring settlors. they talk about peace but the reality is that they are taking the land. >> reporter: she should fall under what's called protected tenants who cannot be evicted, but based on i court appointed judicial principle called abandonment, a family can be evicted if it is proven that they didn't count ne copped usely occupy the proper. that has been proven but the family paid rent while they weren't there. they have spilled to the supreme court and submitted a petition to the u.n. it is a complicated legal story but it boils down to a law that says any property owned by jews before 194 # as this building was, should be returned to its historical owner. it is maintained that this is an
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integral part of israel so it belongs here. >> they usually use this 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 and under the same laws, property that was owned by palestinians prior to 1948 lining most of the properties left behind, all that property cannot be returned to the original owners. >> reporter: this is known aas the muslim quarter of the city t we are on roof of the family's home. >> translation: she breaks down during our interview. it is not fair, she says, her mother died in this house.
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all her memories are here. >> reporter: over the years there has been an increase in settlement activity here. while we were filming a young girl under armed guard comes to tell her why are you still here? this is ours. you are delusional. when i ask her what the problem is, she says the court has already kicked nora out an anonymous street artist has been playing video game characters made from tiles on new york city's buildings. it has become lucrative and making some street artists famous. >> reporter: all over new york some interesting and unique new art has people looking up. works by a parisian street artist have been popping up over the city. he goes by the name invader.
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new york city was the latest target of his tiled murals that he has installed in 65 cities around the globe. recent works have sold in an auction for hundreds of thousands of dollars. his popularity has cat paulette him into the top-- catpaulted him into the street realm. he has been paid a lot. >> i want to see him. you've got to act quick to see his stuff >> reporter: 2013 when he visited us, pretty much every single piece that he put up was stolen. now he has to go higher. sometimes as high as the building's top floors. graffiti and street artists are
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gaining worldwide attention >> i think of street art growing up in a different moment, a moment of more identified cities where the experience that people have on the street is of ads and brands and then people come along and they're doing this more kind of poppy, ironic, sten sill based stuff creating their own brand and taking back space in that way >> reporter: classic art collectors may look down on street artists, people here continue to look up at the next piece of art to appear coming up in sport, find out if this hole in one was enough to give him the win in thailand. thailand.
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time for all your sport. >> reporter: thank you so much. the longest winning streak of the start of an nba season has come to an end. the warriors were beaten. >> reporter: 24 to start the new season. a record unmatched in nba history. coming off a double over time win a day earlier, the warriors looked off the pace from the outset against the milwaukees.
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a three point play put golden state in front early in the second quarter, but by half-time they had pulled out to a 59/48 lead. true to form, steph put on 28 points in miss bid to keep the warriors in the contest. it wasn't enough this time. the buss 108 to 95. golden state had won 28 regular season games in total dating back to last season. they fell five games short of equalling the all-time record. >> now we can have a regular season. it has been kind of a play off field today. >> there's no reason for anyone to hang their heads in our locker room for losing that game. they have been incredible all
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year and the losses are going to come. >> reporter: winning streak over, but the warriors still sit clear at the top of the western conference. >> reporter: the 24 teams that will compete at euro 2016 have learned their groups. the president platini was to miss the party in france. >> reporter: it is harder work this year. until of the usual 16 teams, there was a lypholyte of 24. some could dilute the quality of the competition. albania don't care. they were drawn to play france in group a. wales have neff been in either and play against england. >> playing in i tornment none of us have done that.
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it is going to be a new time. >> reporter: sits lands and-- siter land and romania. >> translation: the last two years we played against them. we weren't able to beat them. the swiss we know them well. the know the romanians less well. >> reporter: they are hoping to make it three major titles on three on home soil after lifting this trophy and the world cup in paris. >> reporter: the last time they hosted the championship was in 1984. captain mitchell platini scored his ninth goal sealing his place in french football in history. 31 years later as president of f.i.f.a. he is not allowed into the drawing. >> reporter: instead he is locked out. on friday his 90 day suspension
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from football was upheld by the court of arbitration for sport and before the end of the month f.i.f.a.'s committee could ban him for self years if they find him guilty. the man he hoped to replace as the head of world football after the elections >> i think it is really a great disappointment for the french because platini being the head of the federation, this is his baby. bringing the european championship to his home country, the man who should be the king of the party isn't here at all. >> reporter: the french time faces its own problems. the top scorer has been suspended over blackmail allegations, but the major challenge for france as a host nation will be security. the stade de france was the target of suicide bombings.
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all involved hoping football will be the only focus of attention coming up. >> reporter: three matches in the english premier league on sunday. arsenal racked up six goals and two victories this week. they're at the bottom of the table. an eight minute penalty has given the gunners a one nil lead. liver policy hosts west brom asian football champions have set up a show down at the f.i.f.a. club world cup. they were taking mexican side in the quarter finals for the america opening scoring in the 50th minute. the two teams were poised until the 93rd minute. a two one victory for the chinese team. the other semifinal we see
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argentina's play. they booked their side with a three million victory. the funeral has taken place. friends and fans and gathered in his home town to pay final respects to the 26-year-old. he was attacked outside a shopping mall in his home town on thursday and died from multiple gunshot wounds. the most press it is tigious prize has been awarded. the winner is derek henry. >> reporter: he was crowned the best player in new york. the six foot three henry is the non-quarter back to win a trophy in six years and just the second every from alabam a. jamie donald son has won with
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three strokes. this was the shot of the day by baba watson. the american finished the day tied for 15th on eight under. that's our sport for now thank you. on 7th installment of star wars will be released on friday. the film franchise is become a unique force in malaysia. >> reporter: these figures are instantly recognizable but with a different. this is star wars in shadow puppets. elaborate shadows cast by intricately crafted leather puppets are projected onto the screen. the master puppeteer controls every move, provides the narration and the voices.
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while the traditional band of musicians plays the soundtrack. it is a concept dreamt up by designer and a friend. >> we do this for everyone to reconnect youth with this traditional ago. so maybe if you view something which they can easily reck noise it will help. >> reporter: this artist has seen the popularity of the puppets dwindle over the years. this is one way to keep it alive. he started a gallery and a school where he trains in all facets of the art. in the past performance attracted crowds up to a thousand people. that has more than halved with the younger generation watching
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movies and concerts instead. >> this is i never expect there were so many audience watch these. to me it is a good sign. >> reporter: the troop travels around malaysia giving performance which are being received >> most of the young people are excited because this idea is crazy. how can you do something which is science fiction like this? >> reporter: however, the show which has received permission from lucas films, the producer of the star wars films, needs funding. until then it is only a 15-minute performance but still enough to revive a dying art keep it here. another full bulletin of news is straight aahead on al jazeera.
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>> trying to bring stability to libya, an international conference is underway in rome. >> hello, this is al jazeera live from doha. also healed in the program: >> violence disrupts the constitutional referendum in central africa republic, a test for whether national elections can take place this month. >> a landmark agreement in paris on climate change, but now


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