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prices. that's it for today, see you tomorrow. again. the battle for kirkuk - kurdish fighters take on i.s.i.l. forces. we speak to iraqis fleeing the violence. you're watching al jazeera, live from doha. also coming up dash... >> i'm not the person any more, i'm more determined than before to carry on with the drugle free at last - al jazeera journalist abdullah al-shami is released after 10 months in an egyptian prison. japan's parliament votes to
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out-lou thing of -- outlaw the possession of child porn. does it go far across and this from the 1800s sets an auction record. the battle in iraq rams on. sunni -- rages on. sunni rebels are threatening baghdad. the latest front is the oil-rich province of kirkuk. these are kurdish peshmerga troops battling fighters from the islamic state of iraq and levant. the kurds drove out the iraqi national force, taking advantage of the chaos elsewhere. kirkuk is on the edge of the kurdish autonomous region, and thousands of iraqis have been heading there to escape violence in other parts of the country. hoda abdel-hamid is there, and
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filed this report. >> reporter: it's not difficult to spot displaced iraqis these days. they are usually stranded by the side of the road, near a checkpoint, waiting for permission to get into the kurdish region. with a widening conflict, more are heading north. these are the latest survivors. they are from the turkman minority. this is not their fight. >> we left because of the fighting. i don't want to stay. i'm trying to reach my daughter. they are not allowing us to get through the checkpoint. they tell us to get through another way, but where? >> it's a question that many ask. it seems many are overwhelmed. >> when you travel through the region, you can't help but notice the amount of people on the move coming in from all directions. the reason they come is for
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safety, and this is the only place in the entire country where there's no sectarianism. >> reporter: we reached the outskirts in the east. the same queues. long waits and exhausted faces. they are mostly sunnis, from tikrit. fallujah, and beyond. this group first had to go though iraqi army position, and through the sunni rebel ones. we don't know what will happen. we live in the moment, not knowing what tomorrow will bring. people want to live. roads are blocked. if you make it out, you can't return hem. people are sleeping on the floor. please find us a solution. >> the spread of fightsers in islamic state of iraq and levant and sunni rebels, along the kurdish border, is the most serious threat to the region, since the u.s.-leyed invasion in 2003. security is a big concern,
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kurdish authorities admit they need to impose restrictions. >> translation: we have to take security procedures for the displaced people. we want to help on a humanitarian level. we need to control the entry. we have to protect the area. >> reporter: these men were granted a renewable one-week permit. not everyone makes it in. >> translation: we have been here since 6am. they will not let us in. they didn't give us home. they told us too leave. >> reporter: this man did not want to go it a transit camp, but referred to return to his home in mosul, despite the risks. >> meanwhile, there has been more violence in the capital baghdad. residents of a shia district in the area assess the damage o from a car bomb attack. the blast happens in a crowded market. 12 were killed, 30 others
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wounded. no one claimed responsibility. sunni and shia leaders are calling for differences to be put aside. they appeared on national television. meanwhile, a kurdish government minister says they'll continue to protect the northern kurdish reason. >> we have not had a formal discussion with any groups. we - again, we are fulfilling our obligations to protect our citizens. we are seeing the conflict move away from kurdistan, and the conflict target seems to be baghdad. no doubt there are skirmishes in and around the borders of kurdistan and heavy clashes to the east of kirkuk recently, where turkish security forces were able to hold their ground and prevent the groups from crossing into predominantly kurdish territories and we'll
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continue to protect our citizens and the territory. >> the united nations chief says the violence in iraq will have grave repercussions in syria. paolo spoke as part of a human rights investigation. he says the middle east is closer than ever to a regional war. russia says the syrian government agreed to open four border crossings it get aid. they'll be on the iraqi, jordanian and turkish borders - part of a plan which russia hopes will be approved in days. half of syria's population needs aid. >> now, after 10 months behind bars in egypt al jazeera journalist abdullah al-shami has been released from prison. he's been held without charge and trial and was on a hunger trial for five months. he used his first moments of freedom to call for the release of colleagues. grievous bodily harm report -
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they have been in a cairo gaol for 172 days. >> reporter: scenes of jubilation at the entrance to a cairo police station as friends, family and other journalists welcomed the release of abdullah al-shami. for 10 months he was held in prison without charge. far all that time he maintained he had done nothing wrong. >> i have won. everybody who is a freedom fighter, journalist or anyone doing his work with honesty won. this experience has changed my life. i'm not the person that i had been. i'm more determined than before to carry on with this struggle not just because of me, but for everyone to be able to do their job, really. >> the change in their physical appearance was dramatic, compared to when he was detained in august, reporting on protests
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following the removal of mohamed mursi. five months into his detention, abdullah al-shami went on hunger strike. days after the leaked video, abdullah al-shami said he was faced in solitary confinement and force-fed. abdullah al-shami sniffed he would not -- insisted he would not stop until freed. his family pleaded for his freedom as his health declimbed. a court ordered his release, saying there were no league at grounds to keep him in prison. in a statement al jazeera said abdullah al-shami's release was a relief, rather than a cause for celebration, and he'd been through a terrible ordeal. there are three al jazeera journalists behind bars in egypt. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed. they have been in gaol for six months. they are falsely accused of supporting the outlawed muslim brotherhood. al jazeera strongly rejects all charges. the egyptian prosecution is
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asking for the maximum gaol term. the verdict in their case is due on monday. they say abdullah al-shami's release lifted their spirits. speaking from a hospital as he received treatment for a shoulder injury, mohamed fadel fahmy said we are confident we are going to be next. abdullah al-shami says the fight is not over. that will only happen when all detained journalists are released. >> it's important to mention this is the beginning. there are other journalists in prison, including the ones arrested with me, and, of course, our colleagues and friends from al jazeera english channel. >> reporter: it's been a long journey to freedom for shorm abdullah al-shami, his voice will join the protest as al jazeera calls for the release of its staff behind bars still. rescuers are searching for dozens of people missing after their boat capsized off the
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malaysianan western coast, off the strait of malacca. one person is dead. a helicopter, a ship and a small boat are involved in the search. 97 people, including women and children were on board when the boat sank. it was carries suspected illegal migrants from indonesia. thousands have been d displaced as fighting continues between the militia and the army. >> translation: there was a continuous curfew. we are not getting a chance to come out with family, children and cattle. i brought my children only. we have a house that doesn't have enough space. we haven't received help. and the government hasn't issued instructions on how to leave the area. >> japan's parliament banned the possession of child pornography after years of pressure. comics and animation for
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sexually explicit images of children do not fall under the ban. harry fawcett reports. >> reporter: a saturday afternoon in tokyo and a scene that is depressingly easy to find. dressed up, made up children chat to to men, promoting schoolgirl clubs with massage is for sale. within metres of police. japan has an association of permissiveness. the creation and distribution of child abuse images were outlawed sa years ago. possessing child pornography was legal, poll now. >> this is a -- until now. >> this is a big step for japan. we are in 2014. if you look at other countries, they passed the law a long time ago. we are the last nation to pass the law. >> the new law bans images of
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child abuse, but it doesn't prevent the widespread publications of sexualized pictures of young girls, be they real or drawn. enema, comics and others are littered with sexual violence to children. most filmed in this shot is too extreme to be forecast. the images that horrify this manga mast are, but he's part of an industry-wide campaign against a mood to outlaw them. >> i want the artists and readers to reprimand themselves. the law should not play the role. if there is a law. they should spread the net and have large effects. there are artists that tackle larger themes. >> that woman was abducted and abused by a stranger when six. she was interviewed and has written about paedophiles. she said a fantasy world through
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manga can prevent them acting on the impulses. >> what is common from those committing a crime were therapist lated and desperate. they were alone in their dilutions and crossed the line. >> reporter: some child protection campaigners take the opposite view, that the normalization of images makes it easier for a man to take it further. >> while this man fights plans to restrict art. he tells his students not to draw anything they wouldn't want to show to their own children. coming up, we follow a line earian forced to marry as a child, you determined to catch up on her schooling. and how some of the greatest artists con jured up their artists con jured up their dazzling
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again. welcome back. the top stories on al jazeera - sunni rebels in iraq are trying to capture the oil-rich province of kirkuk. there has been fighting between islamic state of iraq and levant and israeli troops. thousands are fleeing to baghdad. al jazeera journalist abdullah al-shami has been released from an egyptian gaol after being held for 10 months. he called for the release of his colleagues grievous bodily harm r, who have been detained for six months.
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a maying rant has been -- applyingant has been killed and dozens missing after an overloaded boat capsized. it was carrying hundreds of illegal migrants from indonesia. several have been killed in a suicide bombing, a taxi detonated packed with explosives next to where football fans were watching a world cup match. >> both the military and police confirmed yes, there has been an attack on football fans gathering to watch a live event in the holding in brazil. they are not saying how many were killed or injured by the explosion. hospital authorities in north-east nigeria confirmed many have been killed or injured by the explosion. the device was delivered on a trisickle. no one claimed responsibility. the finger of blame points to boko haram, which launched a
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violent campaign since the beginning of the uprising in 2009. thousands of people have been killed since then. a state of emergency has been declared in the north-east. over the last five or six months the north-east has witnesses a rise in boko haram attacks and the attacks are getting bolder. the nigerian authorities say they are trying their best to bring the situation under control. more and more attacks by boko haram is being reported across the north-east and other parts of the country, especially in the central parts of nigeria. malawi community leaders are calling to eradicate decades old cultural practices of child memories and underage sex. it's estimated a quarter of chin in malawi are married before their 18th birthday, many forced to have sex as young as six. we spoke to a victim.
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>> reporter: this girl is 14. this is not her little sister. it's her 2-year-old daughter. the young mother is a victim of a cultural practice that encourages young girls to have sex early in some parts of malawi. it's a rite of passage where girls transit to adulthood after the initiation. >> there was six to seven years they were taken for an incision, where they were inserted. when inserted there, they were coming back, they were told that they were supposed to be cleansed, which means they have to sleep with any adult person. that means that now she has passed the ipp assertion. >> this girl is back in school. she's fallen behind. she should be in secondary school, not primary. she is determined to catch up. >> when i had my baby i was
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ashamed. i am happy to be back in school. >> changing old customs is not easy. government officials do not have figures. the dropout rate is high. >> sometimes when a girl is pregnant she is expelled from school. teachers and parents think she's a bad influence. insults and humiliation can be so bad young mothers feel unwanted and abandoned. not all plas encourage -- practices encourage premarital. there are laws to protect the girls. some feel more can be done. >> the government has done a lot. but there's little happening on the ground as far as implementation is concerned. >> community leaders tried to convince her to go back to school, telling her her dreams don't have to end because she got pregnant so young.
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the russian president and his ukranian counterpart discussed a possible ceasefire in eastern ukraine. speaking over the phone vladimir putin conveyed to petro porashenko his concern over the deaths of two russian journalists. russian television shows the more tar killing the two men at a roadblock near luhansk. a reporter and sound engineer was filmed. the cameraman managed to escape. ukraine's government is considering building a fence along the border with russia. border guards have been coming upped attack. as kim vinnell reports, civilians have been caught in the middle of the fighting. >> reporter: oxana had been here a few days visiting his father when the house was hit. this woman was asleep in the
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front room, waking to shelling. >> translation: i heard an explosion. there was fire, gas, smoke. i couldn't see anything. i jumped out of bed with one thought - how is my father? oxana's 80-year-old father was shaken but safe. he is living in the rubble of a life-time of memories and a home he built himself, one he is refusing to leave. >> where will i go from my own house. i will die here. >> ivan and ochlana believe it was ukranian soldiers that attacked them, but can't say. officially the military says it was not them. shelling in the border town appears indiscriminate with businesses targeted. >> this was a general goods store selling safety pins, cut larry, hair ties, that thing. the people are divided over what happened and who was responsible.
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they know that in the middle of the night they came down to the central market to find several buildings were on fire. >> across the market we found lydia. she owns this building, once a hardware store and says her life is in ruins. >> translation: our government. i ask you, emmore you, stop -- implore you, stop this. peaceful residents live here. we want nothing but safety for our families. >> reporter: this area was caught in the crossfire, it's 20km from the russian border. ukranian troops control the crossings, but come under attacks by separatists along vast sections of lands. troops dug trenches, but it is proposed ta a fence be built. costly, but necessary to stop what kiev says is a flow of weapons from russia. for aflana, a fence operate
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separating the two it unthinkable. she may have no choice. spain's crown prince is due to be proclaimed gin. king phillipa the 6th. it was confirmed juan carlos. phillippe faces the challenge of a diminishing appeal of the royals clouded by scandals. >> one of the most important challenges that he will face is avoiding the rupture of spain under his rule. i'm not saying he has to do it like a military commander, he has to do it as a civil monarch. it represents those that want to leave spain. a tiny stamp set a client record after selling at auction for $10 million.
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>> shall we start the bidding. the british guyana, the world's rarest stamp. it's one of a kind and broke records every time it changed hands. this time around was no exception. it sold in two minutes in new york to an anonymous bidder nor $9.5 million. >> it's a brand new world record for a stamp. so far above any prior price for a stamp. it's going to be a hard one to beat. probably it won't be beaten until the stamp comes up for sale again in the future. >> now, an exhibition in the national gallery in london is chasing the history of colour from the middle ages to the end of the 19th century. it explores what artists use to make colours. barnaby phillips reports. >> we see the world in colour.
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great artists strive to capture variety and subtlety. they know that colours work well together. a boat on a lake by rehn wire, grabs by van gogh. in both it's the contrast between oranges and blues and greens that makes them beautiful. for many hundreds of years artists struggle to recreate colours in the natural world all around them. >> colour could be difficult. it was hard, it was not easy to achieve. we see colour around us and think of it as being an easy thing. we go to a hardware shop and see it on the screens. it was not straightforward for the painters in the collection to find the colours they wished to create the dazzling effect in paint. >> reporter: artists looked for colours and weird and wonderful places. red, the colour of love, blood and passion. it came from crushed beetles and tree bark. >> this is an exhibition of
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western paintings. european art did not exist in a slack um. for -- vacuum. for centuries, the purest blue came from afghanistan. and this, so pressures is desirable was the blue that the stone was more expensive than gold. >> reporter: the stones were traded, taken to baghdad, aleppo, venice by ship. where they were ground down and mixed with wax and gum to make the powder. europeans discovered alternatives. mixing chemicals making new pix else used by monet in the late 1800s to capture the subtle shades of snow. colours can fade and dim over time, and can change in different light. each of us may see the same colour in a different way because our eyesight is unique and so too our perceptions and
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memories. out of this variety comes inspiration and enduring beauty. now, day 6 of the world cup saw hosts brazil in action for the second time. this time they were against a team that's given them trouble in the past. mexico. in group h belgium had their first group of action against algeria and russia against the korea republic. richard nixon has the details. [ ♪ theme ]. >> reporter: algeria came into their match against the belgians, not having scored a goal since 1986. they ended that run 24 minutes into the match, rewarded a penalty. midfielder faguli picked up and
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scored, 1-0 to algeria. the red devils in the possession and had to wait for a substate tute to come onto equalize. the fight back completed when merton came in making it 2-1 to belgium. the korean republic healed russia 1-1. the koreans scored first. igor mishandled the shot into his own net in the 68th minute. luckily for him, the compatriot equalized later. final score 1-1. the hosts were fresh. 3-1 win over croatia. they took a step towards a knockout phase. the brazilian side held firm. the mexican keeper pulled off a series of fine saves, keeping his side in the game.
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mexico with all three moint at injury time. jimenez blocked. final score 0-0. all the world cup action and all the day's news on the website. go to >> a new partnership between coffee giant, starbucks, and arizona state university, has offered thousands of workers making cappuccinos and lattes their own higher end. that's "inside story." >> hello, i'm ray suarez.