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coordinated attack. i.s.i.l. claims responsibility for a deadly blast and shoot-out in the heart of indonesia's capital dying of hunger. the victim of deliberate starvation. the use of food as a weapon of war is a crime. >> u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon condemns all sides in the syrian conflict.
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aid trickles in to the thousands of starving people in besieged areas. >> detainees released. 10 yemeni men held at guantanamo bay have been sent to imam, dropping the population to below 100 for the first time since it opened losing faith in nigeria. >> for how long have we been working on this? >> the loved ones of 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by boko haram say the new government needs to keep its promise to do more to find them. good evening, i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america's international newshour. authorities are investigating the terror attack on thursday in jakarta, in what is friday morning in indonesia's capital.
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three suspects who may be linked to the attack have been arrested. place say it began with a suicide explosion near a starbucks, in the heart of the city. more explosions followed. by the time it was over, seven were dead, including five attackers. i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility. the u.s. condemned the latest attack on civilians, but warned more would follow. general lloyd austin says i.s.i.l. is likely to go after soft targets. >> vaes has the story. >> the blast tore through the town down area. a multipronged attack. close to operations and a popular shopping mall. >> he was on his i know. for about 10 minutes, he did
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that. indonesian television have released pictures of a suspect that carried a gun. one gun is known to have gone off near a starbucks cafe. a post was destroyed in the past. indonesia's president cut short a visit to oversee operations. >> translation: we cannot be afraid because of these terrorist attacks. i ask everyone to stay calm. >> the police chief said according to him there's a competition going on among i.s.i.l. for control in south-east asia. >> the attacks from concentrated around thaksin street. the traffic and people are gone,
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replaced with police. we are joined by al jazeera correspondent, in jakarta as well, where it is friday morning. who is the latest on the investigation into the attack. >> well as you mentioned at the top of this news story. that has moved along friday morning. police confirmed local police sources have confirmed that three individuals have been arrested and are being questioned about what has happened on thursday. and, of course, only small bits of information are trickling out. we are not even 24 hours into when the attack happened. so the general public are looking towards the media for information. this is one of the national papers, indonesia - on level one alerts.
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let's make that clear. it's not a state of emergency, it's on a heightened sense of security, along that is an artist's suggestion of bomb sites. the main suspect at the moment is a man that the police are aware of, as are security services, called. 30 something individuals from the island of solu. who was known to security a year ago and jostling for positions in i.s.i.l., to see if he could leave it, and carry out the attack like we saw on thursday. >> reporting from jakarta, thank you a counterterrorism snalt at the institute for the -- analyst at the institute for the study of war.
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good to have you back. it seems this was another coordinated attack similar to paris, carried out less destructively. it seems the geographic breath of i.s.i.l. directed or inspired attacks is growing, as is their frequency. >> absolutely. what we are seeing is the extension much i.s.i.s.'s g geographic breathe over the course that it grew up. >> one of the people involved is an indonesian, barune nigene. >> he's trying to emerge as the leader from i.s.i.l. >> indonesia has not seen terrorism attacks. before that, the massacre and volley in 2002. how big is i.s.i.l. in south-east asia.
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>> i don't think we are seeing formalised i.s.i.l. structures in south-east asia. i.s.i.l. has the intent. i think the consolidation of factors and groups around individuals like the one involved in planning this attack can help to accelerate the process by which i.s.i.s. formally expands into the region. i think what we saw is a key turning point in terms of i.s.i.s.'s acceleration in the region. could there be a strong backlash in the country. >> i would hope so. but what you have to recognise, as you mentioned, the groups used to be active. there have been successful government efforts to act against them. there is the possibility that they could reverge if i.s.i.s.'s leadership exports military
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capabilities. and the resources. there is the possibility that the groups could come back in a new and indifferent way. >> how much is it about i.s.i.l. leadership. is it focused on the attacks. or are we facing affiliates. >> i would argue that the reason that we see the expansion, and the terror campaign is the fact that i.s.i.s. is caught within iraq and syria. it provides i.s.i.s. with a sanctuary within which to train the recruits, and plan the external attack. i think we are going to see more international attacks. and i would read it not as a sign of weakness, but a sign much i.s.i.s.'s strength interestingly, ash carter said the military campaign against i.s.i.l. is necessary, but not efficient, acknowledging
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that the thread does go beyond iraq and syria. do you think even if you don't think the military is doing enough in iraq and syria to stop the threat, counter-terrorism efforts outside the area, that they are catching up to what carter called the growing tumor of i.s.i.l. i think there's a proceeder recognition within the government that i.s.i.l. is not a problem contained within iraq and syria, the question is how best to counter the affiliates. they are operating in different environments. some in failed states, some in strong states. we have to calibrate the responses. according to the respected strength and tactics of the affiliates. i.s.i.l. is the strongest affiliate. and they are starting to resemble iraq and syria more, how they may operate
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differently. from the institute of city of war, always good to have you with us. thank you. >> thank you. >> i.s.i.l. came under attack by members of the u.s. led coalition, french war planes targeted the communication center in mosul. it is the latest in a series of fights. there's fighting between iraq in and around tikrit. they are said to capture a village 20 miles east of the city. ban ki-moon is calling the starvation a war crime. the secretary-general accused warring parties, especially the government of committing atrocious acts and unconscionable solutions more aid is delivered to the starving people of madaya. a town blockaded by the syrian government. this is the second delivery of food and medicine this week.
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before that the town was cut off for three months. at least 28 people died from starvation. in some of his strongest comments yet, after almost five years of war in syria, the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon told the u.n. secretary general assembly, that this was a war crime. >> the town has been the the victim of starvation. let me be clear the use of food as a weapon of war is a war crime. both sides, including the syrian government, which has the primary responsibility to protect syrians are committing atroshz acts prohibited on the international humanitarian law. >> afterwards he told reporters that the besieged areas where 400,000 in syria were cut off from food and assistance should be on the agenda, but syrian
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peace talks will due to start in 10 days. i think in edition to, or in parr dis, to the political negotiation, is how to deliver a humanitarian assistance without impediment. this is it a very important measure. >> the u.n. security council will be meeting to discuss the besieged area in syria in an open session. and despite the fact that ban ki-moon described these are war crimes, the council will not take action on that, a referral to the international criminal court requires a vote by the security council, and is certain on an issue like this that russia and china would use their vito the second batch of aid james bays just referred to came too late for pa 3-month old baby and teenager, they died in
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madaya. some managed to escape the area. caroline malone has their stories. >> this couple made it to lebanon from duma, one of the many areas under siege. they shared a story of what life has become and how they accepted. >> we left documenta and worked underground in a tunnel, like in a time. our heart is telling us we'll get killed inside. >> when we took out, which took a breath of freedom. we begged for a piece of thread. >> duma is under siege by government forces and frequently the target of air strikes. the little aid that does get in is controlled by those running the area, who charge money for it. >> last year we got barely anything. what managed to come in was taken by those controlling the area. they set up centers and gave cards. the ones running the centers would sell the aid.
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if you have money, come and get it, if you don't, die from hunger. no one had mercy on anyone. >> reporter: mad eya is on the outskir outskirts. government forces have blocked off those areas. the brother and sister have been smuggled out of madaya into lebanon. their father was taken from the car by syrian authorities. madaya is under siege. we go for three days without food, and then get a grass and eat it. we would go randomly to school in madaya. it wasn't really a school, we wouldn't try to eat. all the kids are starving. we have them growing up. no one comprehending anything. >> as well as 120,000 people,
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there are 200,000 people under siege by i.s.i.l. those who escaped from syria now how bad it can get. >> our heart is still there. we have feet hungry. we know people who sold their home to eat. living in the streets in return no food. >> at the moment few syrians travel to this kind of the border in lebanon. the ones that have been able to escape from desperate situations. there are more than 400,000 living in areas under siege by all sides of the war. >> officials in turkey say they have launched a blistering attack on i.s.i.l. in response to the tuesday suicide bombing in istanbul, the turkish prime minister said troops fired 500 files on i.s.i.l. targets. 200 were killed. they will carry out air strikes
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and do what is necessary. meanwhile a truck bomb explosion killed six people. it happened in the south-east province, in a mainly kurdish region that saw weeks of violence. andrew simmonds reports from istanbul. >> it was an attack on turkish security forces, but here civilians that were asleep in their beds were rescued. one adult and two children were killed when this building next door collapsed. rescue workers searched through the rubbles, looking for survivors. those that caped injuries were in shock. this woman overcome after being guided to safety. daylight showed how devastating the damage had been. this is what remained of the police complex, targeted by a pick-up truck pull of explosives, an officer was
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killed. the wife of a policeman in a res accident shall part of the building died along with her baby. authorities blamed the kurdistan workers party, the p.k.k. the turkish government's peace party, but the group fell apart in july. strict curfews are in place in districts, sounds and cities across turkey. >> i strongly condemn the attack on a police station. five civilians were killed and a police officer martyred in the attack. 39 citizens were wounded, including six police officers. the prime minister says the commitment to what it calls counterterrorism is steadfast. the latest devastation in which 40,000 died in the past three decades shows what turkey is up against. and it comes less than 48 hours after the i.s.i.l. attack right at the heart of the old city.
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in turkey now, no one feels easy president obama is 10 dise tainees -- detainees closer to closing guantanamo. and an attorney that fought to get an inmate released. we talk about the transfer and closure of the detention center. >> and how a bus was hacked and a 7 hour trip for asylum seekers to angela merkel's office was made.
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. >> 10 guantanamo bay detainees were released and transferred to imam. >> the largest to be freed since president obama took office. four others were transferred this month. 93 prisoners are still there. president barack obama is hoping to shut down the facility before he leaves office, something he promise said to do. among those transferred was a 17-year-old brought to the prison in 2002. he was never charged and had been cleared for release since 2007. for our "in context" segment we are joined by lieutenant commander charles smith who represented hamdan and serves as the director of the constitutional law center for
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muslims in south america. commander swift, good to have you with us. let's start with today's release. cleared for release, never charged. cleared by president obama, is he emblematic of the problems at the detention center. >> for a certain percentage absolutely. the yemenis in particular. he's representatives, but certainly not the only yemeni who has been held in guantanamo bay for years now, not because of who they are, but because of problems in yemen, first it was al qaeda's uprising and then arab spring, then al-houthi. >> now, more than half the detainees who are there are held without charge. what do you think will happen to them. >> well, you've said president
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obama's goal is to close guantanamo bay. relocated would be an accurate term. the president sought not necessarily to release everyone in guantanamo bay, but to close the prison complex and relocate them either to other facilities around the world, or to the united states. that were process has a 3-step process. he needs to move some into the federal court system or federal prisons after elementary trials. then he needs to move another percentage which he says he'll hold, but never try, somewhere, somehow, and the last of them that the yemenis are part of. >> let's be clear. closing guantanamo bay will not suit everyone. president barack obama pretty
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much is stopped from closing the detention center, bans transfer of prisoners to the united states, what alternative is there, especially for those that have been charged including the person believed to be the mastermind of 9/11. >> that gets into the the interesting part. there is a real question. the president, in the context would have difficulty moving someone as a detainee. can congress tell the attorney-general who to try and who not if a try. in federal criminal court. that answers an interesting constitutional question. the commissioner could probably do that, at least in my opinion. >> i know the... >> the remainder deal with diplomatically. the remainder he has to deal with diplomatically. >> the numbers are a little
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fuzzy, as many as one in five are believed to have gone back to the fight. fewer than 110 under president obama, some said there's little risk of recidivism now. what should happen to the group, the middle group of the people who are believed to be threats? >> well, this is a hard one. we don't have hard data on why we believed that. at some point cut off, it is a difficult thing. >> secretary rumsfeld after calling them the worst of the worst weren't in for what they have done, but what they might do. at this point i think you have to look at this part and say the legal ability to hold them under the laws of war for a potential threat without a trial simply evab rates once we are out of
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afghanistan, and out of the iraq war. and there was no ongoing hostilities. the war on terror is theoretical, not actual. and the supreme court's precedent to hold people runs out with the end of hostilities. that's the answer. >> that's what has bedevilled this administration and congress. commander swift, a pleasure to have you with us to discuss all this the journey continues for cuban mying rarnts stranded after -- migrants stranded after nicaragua closed their borders, al jazeera joins them as they make their way closer to the u.s. families of the more than 200 missing schoolgirls marched to the office demanding to know what the government is doing to find their children and freedom from boko haram.
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. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news, as many as 2,000 refugees could be forced from a makeshift champ in france. first a look at stories making headlines across the u.s. in the men minute. the fbi found no links between the man that shot a markus phillips police officer and i.s.i.l. edward archer told them he was acting in the name of islam when he opened fire on a police cruiser, injuring the police officer. archer has been charged with
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attempted murder. a video of another deadly shooting has been released. showing a police officer opening fire on cedric chapman three years ago. fry told investigators he thought fry was holding a dark object. he was holding a box, the shooting ruled to be within government policy, and fry never faced criticism. goldman sachs reached a $5 billion settlement with the department of justice which will resolve claims. goldman is accused of marketing mortgage-backed securities since the financial crisis. the settlement including $1.8 million in the form of mortgage security and refinances. as many as 2,000 refugees are waiting to see if they are evicted from the makeshift camp.
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the camp, known as the jungle is home to more than 4,000 refugees. aid workers say french officials are dismntling about a third of the camp to move people to better living conditions. jacky rowland reports from calais. >> reporter: a sense of urgency spread through the muddy alley ways of the jungle. volunteers help refugees to move their makeshift homes. people heard that authorities want to clear away tents and reclaim part of the land used by the camp. >> there's a lot of confusion between the police and the residence of the camp. it's very up in the air. there's no idea, we want to move as fast as we can so we are not wasting time. >> the iranian refugees are among those affected. they took down their home, moved
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it hundreds of meters and are in the process of transferring their stuff. >> the police, two days ago, after telling me you must move your house, because three days after we come here. and you must moving your house. and we say okay. it's no choice for me. the local authorities are encouraging people to leave their tents, many of which are sinking into the mud and moving into new accommodation. some refugees are afraid. they think it look like a detention center. we are given a guided tour. 125 containers with heating and electricity designed to provide shelter for 1500 people. the center opened on monday, and the first people started moving in, including several families. the containers are still being fitout and authorities hope more
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people will move in as the word pretties. this dormitory is quit out there's a separate area in the park. many refugees are not convinced. each person needs to register a palm print to get an access code. data, they fear, which could be used to control or deport them. despite the rain, the mud and the freezing cold, hundreds of people prefer to stay in the tents and shacks of the camp. free to take their chance at jumping on a lorry or a freight train, making their way to the u.k. a british man that tried to smuggle a 4-year-old afghan girl into the u.k. has been killed of ilimmigration charges. a former soldiers befriended the girl and her father in the french refugee camp.
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the girl's father begged them to take them to their residence. laurie was given a fine. >> a german politician angry about the refugee policy sent a boat load of refugees to her office in berlin. they made the 7 hour trip from southern germany. he warned merkel about his plan. >> i'm in favour of putting these people up in a humane way. not in temporary shelters. we don't provide human accommodation at this rate or in these numbers. >> that's why we need to put a foot down. >> the trip was condemned as a stunt. norway is preparing to send refugees na crossed into the country from russia, back on bites.
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5,500 used bicycles to enter norway. norwegian authorities will try to get russia to allow the refugees to enter on buses. >> 169 undocumented migrants came back to cuba. officials found them travelling through the florida straits. the group was taken through to cuba. >> increasing numbers of cubans have been trying to cross into the u.s. before the two countries announced normalisation. a different group has been approved to travel through the u.s. government buses travelled through america. but they have to make it the rest of the way north. >> adam raney travels with him, and sent this report. >> we are here at a shelter where cubans came after crossing from guatemala into mexico on wednesday. there are a group of 180
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students. they took them from costa rica to the mexican border. now the charter service is over. they have to make their open way. when we arrived we saw two u.s. television stations who rented large buses piling 80 cubans into the buses. it seems to be crossing a line between journal you journalism and activism. others are travelling on their own, many are looking to take buses, others to pay for flights. they are able to do that because some cubans are travelling with capital. one woman sold her house. she's benefitting from a shaken from the ravt roe government r raul castro government. he has chosen to emigrate. others rely on family members sending their money.
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a woman we met. carrman, she found the journey tough. >> of course, there were things i was afraid of about the journey. i was frightened because of my age. i made it. thank god i'm here. >> carmen is speaking here, travelling at 6:00a.m. on friday, flying to mexico city and on to the border. where these hoping to cross in over a bridge and claim political asylum. >> rain report reports from southern mexico. >> for the first time in three years the world health organisation declared all three countries virus free. guinea, sierra leone and liberia have gone 42 days without a days, the outbreak claimed more than 11,000 lives. liberia had been declared virus free twice before. hours after the initial announcement.
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the world health organisation claimed ebola could return. they are investigating a suspected death of the survivors can carry the virus for months. >> mothers of the missing schoolgirls in nigeria are losing faith that their daughters will be rescued. they are angry that they will not deliver on a campaign promise. we have more from the capital. >> reporter: this woman's daughter is one of 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by boko haram two years ago. she and the others are missing. yesterand other family members and supporters of the girls are marching to the president's office in abuja. they are demanding more information about what the government is doing to find them. thursday marks 21 months since they were taken. >> we want to hear something. they are still working on it.
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we are working on it. >> for how long have we been working on it. >> it is a number of three years. imagine it as a mother, up to two years. there has been many demonstrations like this, calling for the government to do more. many thought the new government which came to power last may would find the girls. during the campaign, they promised to make their rescue the top priority if elected. that has not happened. many of the family members and supporters of the schoolgirls are angry, saying the president admitted that the government has no confirm intelligence or information on where the schoolgirls are. >> president, top government officials and military person are dressing the family, they say they are looking for the girls and arresting 3,000 in the
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past three months. campaigners say eight months since coming to power, not enough has been done by the new administration. >> if i have to use one word, we use the word disappointed. disappointed in the sense that we expected more from this ad. one, the rescue of the girls. two, while efforts are ongoing. can we ensure that there is proper communication and feedback between the government and the people who are the victims of this issue, the parents and the community. communication has amenities nothing. >> the girls have not been seen or heard since they appeared in a video in may 2014. many of the families say they are trying not to lose hope. with every day that passes mother become more worried that their girls may not be found
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the corruption trial has begun for ousted thai prime minister yingluck shinawatra. thailand's first female leader arrived in court where it is friday morning. the administration is accused of corruption in connection with a rice subsidy programme. the trial is away for military leaders to undermine the popular shinawatra ra antifraud investigators conducted searches for emissions cheating software at three facilities in france. at one point shares fell 20% on the news. the stock recovered after the companies said authorities did not find emissions cheating software. the raids were linked to tests of cars to see if they are equipped with the same software at the center of the volkswagen center. >> award winning actor rickman has died.
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we look at his films, including harry potter and past success and hopes for the information sites future and previewing taiwan's election, with i could lead to a pro-independence president.
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for the first time in 60 years a hurricane developed in january. hurricane alex is turning in the middle of the atlantic ocean. it's heading to the azors. hurricane season is normally from june to november. now our global view segment, a look at how news outlets across the world is reacting to various event. the korean 'herald' calls it the best of a bad set of the option, it says the u.s. cannot solve syria without vladimir putin's help, neither can they stand up to i.s.i.l. alone. working to russia is practical realism for desperation. possibly both. the mims said by -- moscow times
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said by siding, russia is ensnared in the turmoil. russia took a decision. it is no longer able to be a neutral nurse in the region, adding the u.s. has taken the role. it is now russia that is taking sides. the jerusalem post says the u.s. should be humiliated by the capture of 10 soldiers, it's more evidence of iran's defiance of america and president obama's weakness as a leader. the post calls is an incidents of iran running wild. >> president perez is recovering after what is called a mild heart attack. he felt chest pains. doctors found an irreg you lar
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heart beat. the host says he's in excellent condition. >> movie fans around the world are remembering british actor alan rickman, gaining international fame for his role as the veil yn in "die hard", and sever us snaip in harry potter, he died of cancer at the age of 69. we have more. >> reporter: he was known for playing villains, but allyn raikman was one of the best loved british actors of the past 30 years. he brought culture to cinematic badies. >> name is not everything, is it, mr potter jk rowling the author of the series led tribute tweeting:
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rickman's fellow actor posted - what desperately sad news about alan rickman,: alan rickman achieved global acclaim in "die hard", playing the character of international terrorist opposite bruce willis. the story goes he was offered the role two days after arriving in los angeles. the start of a stellar career. he won a golden globe award and emmy for his role in 1995 "rasp"rasp "rasputhan", he earnt a bapta in the u.k. but badies were not all he could turn his hand to.
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he starred as a cellist in the supernatural romance "truly, madly, deeply" [ singing ] >> reporter: and in the 2003 film love actually, he played a conflicted husband attracted to his new secretary. like many british actors he started out on the page graduating from drama school and returned to rolls throughout his career. he was modest about himself, ambitions about his work. actors changed. a film, a piece of theatre, or a book can make a difference, it can change the world. >> he decide surrounded by families and friends, he was 69 years old. it's one of the world's most popular websites and has an answer to every question. as zach wilkie marks an
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anniversary, there are questions about its future. >> everyone knows... >> reporter: before the internet was part of our lives, knowledge lived in large part on the page, the work of professional editors and experts, then came the digital revolution, and the idea that volunteers may offer time and knowledge. together we are creating the most comprehensive encyclopedia. 30,000 are active on a daily basis. they are the ones that keep wikipedia as good as it is. it is not perfect. without them, it would not become what it is today. >> the website hosts more than 38 million articles in 289 languages, the largest of which is the english language. the encyclopedia britannia comes
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in 32 volumes. if it was printed, excluding the pictures. it would fell 2,236 volumes, 5 million articles written using 2,950 million words. >> i write about fly fishing. >> chess players. it may by expansive, but the site does not cover all subjects, regions or issues to the same depths much the the bias has been blamed on those that contribute. >> there is systematic bias. quite a lot of it. western, white bias. male bias, about 90%. editors on zach wilkie are male. that's a problem we need to fix. >> wig has been working to improve the quality and diversity of content and contributors.
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colac rations with -- collaborations with top museums and art efforts are part of the effort. some are wary of involved. >> one of the greatest advantages is that it is independent. corporate finance does not play a role. i think that is really essential in order to maintain independence, impartiality. >> zach wilkie joined civil rights groups in bringing a court case against the u.n. national security agency. the case was unsuccessful, but demonstrated zach wilkie's stabs on the value of free and open internet. >> it's accessible to anyone. about the new focus on free mobile access, zach wilkie is set to continue to -- wikipedia is set to be the large is attribute. one with the greatest potential to inform the future. >> joining us from london to
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talk about wikipedia's past and future is cofounder jimmy whales. how would you sum up the last 15 years of zach wilkie, did you expect it to become what it is now. >> it's an amazing period of time. to sum it up, we are all over the world, we are in nearly 300 languages now. it's a remarkable thing. >> how do you control the explosive growth. you are nearing 100,000 editors, and you have additions in many more rang wages than that are countries in the world. for sure, it's about fostering a strong community, a community that shares values, there's a lot of great people around the world na buy into na vision, and work hard to coordinate the activities, to plan things,
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partnerships. keeping a focus on the editing. it's remarkable. it scales. >> how do you control then the editorial content of something to keep it neutral. in situations were there might be an edit ward. >> we have a whole set of policies around dispute resolution. as i always stress, it's about the core community, the people that are passionate about zach wilkie, and keeping it high quality. they are the ones who monitor everything. they are administrators who elect for the community, it's a complicated social system. it's not perfect. it works pretty well. better than they machg. >> i'm among the many people
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whose jobs would be harder if wikipedia didn't knist. does it irk you when people say wikipedia is not trustworthy. >> not too much. we know it's pretty good. we know it's not perfect. some criticism is fair. we are working hard on it. we need your help, and for a lot of journalists, what has happened is we come to the point. wikipedia is where quu find the questions. you look for things that are controversial, and that is where the public is confused about something, and he could have questions there. >> the old saying is history is written by the vick tors. as a story we aired showed. history is written by young liberal areas. what do you see as the future
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for wikipedia? >> what i remind people when they say young, white male edto, i say you haven't met the chinese witness boxing peedians, they are young, chinese. we have diversity across language, within each language group, there's a need for greater diversity, we want more women editing, younger people. if there's too many liberals, i want conservatives toed it. the most important thing is people come do it in good faith and realise it's not a battlefield, a time to have a political debate. we are trying to run an encyclopedia and show all sides farewell or take a stand on the issues. as long as people stick to that, it's quite good to have as many different people as possible. >> what are your hopes for the future? >> for me personally, the thing
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i'm passionate about is the languages of the developing world. it's an exciting time. the rise of an expensive mobile phone. you can get for under 40, you can get an android smartphone, it is bringing the internet to hundreds of millions faster than people predicted. they are coming online. they are excited about being on the swret. they want an enike low media. that will be the legacy, is bringing free encyclopedia to some of the poofrest people in the world. >> best of luck in the future. good to talk to you, thank you. >> thank you that's it for this international newshour on al jazeera america in the next hour, the first republican presidential debate in the new year is wrapping up. timing is important.
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