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>> at least 38 people are killed in yemen in a suicide attack outside a police headquarters. we'll be live in a moment with the latest. you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also on the programme - the number of syrian refugees displaced by the war hit 4 million this year. indonesians search teams located the tail section of the airasia that crashed in the java sea with 162 on board. we'll introduce you to tiny
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technology that can put more of you and your life online. we begin with developing news out of yemen, where a car bomb exploded in the capital sanaa. it was detonated close to a gathering of people near a police training college. 26 people have been killed at least, and more than 40 others wounded in this attack. let's get the latest from omar al saleh, who joins us from senna. the -- sanaa. the death toll i believe, is rising now? >> that is absolutely - let me tell you that the latest death toll that we have is at least 38 people have been killed in the explosion, and over 40 were wounded. we do expect the death toll to increase as we go on because the explosion was so big. sources say it was a car bomb.
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somebody drove a small bus, and he left it outside the police academy. that person left and then moments later it detonated. the car exploded leaving the casualties. let me tell you what the people were doing outside the police academy. that academy has a number of gates. at each gate was allocated to a certain group of people. some were graduates, university graduates, hoping to become police officers. other gates were receiving people like police men, or police men who wanted to progress in their careers by joining the academy. others are houthi fighters to be integrated within the security forces. so that gives us a number of reasons why the police academy was a target. you mentioned the houthis. of course omar the government of yemen has been trying to resolve its differences with the houthi rebels. where do things stand right now? >> well they are trying to
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resolve all the problems and the crisis but the government is the weakest part in all of this. the houthis are the rising military and political power, and they are imposing their - well this is what it seems like things heading that way. now, the government a few days ago sent a delegation to meet the houthi leader trying to convince him on why the group backtracked on recent agreements to turn yemen into six federation regions, they agreed to form a committee to look into it. all the agreements that were signed when the houthis took over the capital, and before that the national dialogue backed by the u.n. to oversee the transitional period that toppled omar al saleh in 2012. i think that process is now almost dead if it's not already has died because the houthis by
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taking over at least nine provinces, airports and seaports are the key makers and have changed yemen's political landscape. >> thank you very much omar. >> the united nations says syrians have become the largest ever refugee population under its mandate. a new report says 3 million people have fed the ongoing civil war. the u.n. expects that figure will rise to 4.3 million by december 2015 and means syrian refugees have over taken afghans, and has held the position for 30 years. >> al jazeera obtained a leaked report from the organization for the prohibition of weapons, and it provide de tailed information on the use of chemical weapons much the u.s. ambassador says it proves the bashar al-assad
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government is dropping barrel bombs full of chemicals the u.n. security council has been discussing reports by the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons that looks into the use of chemical weapons. it was a closed meeting of the security council the report has not been made public but al jazeera obtained a copy. it's the most detailed report. >> the use of chlorine in syria and concerns three different places in syria, two in idlib, one in hannah and a total of 24 instances. diplomats say that this is very concerning what is in the report because many report smelling chlorine after hearing or seeing helicopters, none of the ambassadors were prepared to talk publicly. but the u.s. ambassador tweeted this:
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this report is extremely detailed and contains medical data as well as photographic evidence. there were some countries who did not want it published - china and russia sit on the executive committee. o.p.c.w. and they did not want it made public. i think that explains while there is concern on the security council there won't be action - both china and action are permanent members and have a veto more than 50 died in fighting between i.s.i.l. and iraqi forces. they lampedunched an attack in anbar province. i.s.i.l. controls 70% of the area and tried to storm the provincial council building in ramadi. an army check point was attacked and a car bomb killed seven
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soldiers, two suicide bombers and gunmen targeted a mosque in a town 2km from an army base al-jubba, where advisors and trainers are stationed. the u.s. military is planning on training moderate syrian groups to fight the islamic state of iraq and levant. d admiral john kirby said a deal on training the fighters will be finalised soon. >> no training has started yet. as you know we have three countries that have agreed to sponsor sites - turkey - i talked about that; qatar and, of course saudi arabia. and there's other regional partners that we are talking to about contributions that they might make. the effort continues, and we look forward to in the new year getting it up and going. i think if we make the progress
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that we are making now, that we believe we could start conducting some training of moderate opposition by early spring rear-admiral john kirby said the u.s. commander is investigating casualties. >> it's not that we launched on investigation every time someone alleged sunni casualties we do pre-investigative work. central command does this a measured deliberate process for this where they take every allegation - it is considered. they look at it themselves and determine whether it is serious enough or there's enough question to warrant a full investigation. as i said i know that there's several they are investigating now an israeli court handed down three live sentences to a palestinian man convicted of kidnapping and murdering three
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israeli settlers. he is a member of hamas, the killing of three teenagers in the west bank set off a cycle of violence including the murder of a 16-year-old palestinian. a 50 day conflict between israel and hamas followed in july and august. to afghanistan where a suicide bomber targeted a police academy. the taliban fighters blew up a wall and entered the compound in khost. >> jennifer glasse has more what are you hearing about the attack? >> the fighting there is now over. there were three attackers in all. one blowing up a car bomb at the gates of the police training academy, and host city. two other attackers then tried to get into the compound with machine-guns and threw hand grenades. those two blew themselves up.
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only five injuries in that incident - two police and three civilians entered. and a text message claimed responsibility. it's not the only attack. officials say it was the taliban that ambushed a convoy of construction workers, killing six, kidnapping two. in jalalabad city a judge was killed and two children injured when a bomb went off that was attached to his car. >> the attacks are bolder and frequent. all this amid instability in afghanistan, and there's no new government. >> that's right. the parliament is unhappy about it. they have been meeting up morning. very vociferous arguments about what the parliament can do about it how they can force the president and the chief executive officer to exert pressure to name a cabinet. it's been 101 days since president ashraf ghani was
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inaugurated. they have not been act agree on a government alongside abdul ghani. and the lack of a cabinet is paralyzing afghanistan. if you go to the industry there's hundreds lined up getting documents signed. a lot of times the officials - lower level officials will not act on them. a lot of uncertainty making the economy. really the political instability very much a problem alongside a chorus with security problems. >> jennifer glasse live in kabul. still ahead - protests follow mexico's president to washington d.c. as he visits the united states. problems in the pipeline the piece on projects stirs a stand off between the u.s. president and republicans.
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end of the year. in afghanistan, taliban fighters targeted a police academy in the eastern city of khost. three fighters were killed. in another attack the taliban killed seven other people now, search teams found the tail of the airasia passenger jet that crashed into the java sea in december. the tail is where the black box flight recorders are located. these pictures released by the international search and rescue agency are the first photos of the tail. the airasia jet was travelling from surabaya in indonesia to singapore when it crashed. rolent ert - a -- robert a significant development. tell us more about what they found. >> that's right. it came this morning. the decision was taken to send down a dive team on to this particular part of the wreckage the debris located by sonar on
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the seabed over the weekend. conditions seemed good enough. divers have been working at times in zero visibility. today it was said to be 3 meters, good enough for a dive team to go down and good enough to take the all-important pictures. one showing the airasia logo on the tail of the plane. another showing part of the identification code. this is the number that is carry on the rear of the fuselage towards the aircraft. this is a large peace, said to be around 10 meters in length. the rescue teams caution that it is badly damaged, it's the focus of further dives in addition to other parts of the wreckage. the divers looking for any victims, but for those all-important black boxes, but caution that it is heavily damaged. they are going to find out whether the black boxes are there. >> right. as you say, the black boxes are
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usually found in the tail section of the plane. any word on whether they found them and when they'll be able to go in and recover them if they know where they are. >> that becomes the focus of further searches. significantly, though no pings have been detected. normally when the black boxes are immersed in water it sends out a beacon. the rescue teams have been monitoring the frequency when they expect to find the pings. significantly they have not heard them it's a mystery where the black box may be. the ascertain continuing of the other sections of aircraft. still more than 100 in this crash need to be retrieved from the wreckage or surrounding waters. they've been going - the teams have been extending their search area to anticipate the action of tides taking away the debris or
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victims surrounding the java sea area. >> rob mcbride there with the latest from jakarta. thank you a group in turkey claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in istanbul a police officer died when the female bomber detonated the device. the area is home to world famous attractions including the blue mosque and others. bernard smith reports. >> reporter: in the heart of the main tourist district the aftermath of a suicide bomb attack. the target appears to have been the police rather than the thousands of tourists who come here every day. turkish television broadcasts security camera footage of a woman they say is the attacker walking towards the police station. she went into the building in sultan abdullah and speaking in english, told the police she had lost her wallet. she detonated an explosive
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charge. the sultan abdullah district is home to world famous attractions, including the blue mosque and i.s. offia museum. they promised an investigation. >> translation: police forces and intelligence services is investigating whether there's a link to any group. comprehensive investigations will be carried out recording the attack. when links to an organization are found, further steps will be taken. >> reporter: the area around the police station is sealed off. this attack coming five days after two days outside the istanbul office. the grenades failed to explode. an outlawed marxist group claimed responsibility for that attack now to africa and a man that says he's a senior commander in the lords resistance army has
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been taken into custodiy by u.s. forces. he was considered to be a deputy yit commander to joseph kony, and he surrendered. kony and the l.r.a. waged war in the region for more than two decades. he is wanted by the international criminal court on the suspicion of war crimes. >> al jazeera continues to demand the release of our three journalists who have been imprisoned for a year. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were wrongly accused of broadcasting false news and helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. a retrial has been ordered, that could begin within a month. lawyers for mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste filed a request for them to be deported from egypt tradeunions shut down 75% of coal mines, calling a five day nationwide strike in protest of
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what they believe is the government opening up the market to private companies. we have this report. >> it's the biggest industrial action india has seen in 40 years. leading trade unions calling a strike against coal india, a state-owned country producing 80% of the country's coal. workers protesting against companies. >> translation: we are protesting the privatisation of the selling of coal. the government wants to wash away the existence of the workers. >> reporter: coal could be hit after workers walked out, and it may affect power plants which are already seeing fuel shortages. >> cole india sent extra
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supplies. if it drags on some parts of the country could face power cuts. they are warning that the strike could cost $50,000 a day. the company and transport and thermal power will come to a halt. the common man faces a shortage of electricity and there'll be more problems. >> reporter: cole officials are urging unions to not strike. but they have vowed to go on fighting against moves to privatize the coal sector the u.s. house of representatives will vote this week on a bill that could authorise the construction of a controversial i will pipeline. the keystone project is supposed to provide a connection to bring
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crude oil from canada to the east of united states. president obama is threatening to veto legs hags approving the controversial deal. rob reynolds has the story. >> reporter: the white house made it clear, president obama would veto the keystone pipeline. >> if this bill passes this congress the president will not sign it. >> reporter: the repeatedly delayed pipeline stretches from the oil sands of canada to the gulf of mexico. now there is a confrontation with the republican party controlling the houses of parliament. keystone will be a top priority. john boehner says president obama's veto threat shows he's out of touch and beholden to fringe elements. republicans do not have the
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two-thirds authority needed to override a presidential veto. the white house people showed a concern about the progress by which u.s. state department evaluates cross-border routes. the route the pipeline would take. underlying opposition from environmentalists and voters concerned about climate change plays a major role. they contend that millions of barrels will accelerate global warming. mexico's president peno nieto is making his first official visit to washington since taking office coming at a time when the mexican leader is facing pressure ot home and abroad to stamp out corruption and violence. patty culhane explains. [ chanting ] >> reporter: the faces of 43 missing students followed mexican president peno nieto all
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the way to the white house. their assassinations a rallying cry for people like nancy. she says her brother was taken away by men in uniforms not seen since 2013. >> as they were pushing him in the truck, she told my mum she would not see him again. >> reporter: thousands of stories like those were not the talking points. >> we discussed something upper most on the mind of mexicans and americans. creating economic growth jobs and prosperity. >> the president expressed sympathy for the families of missing students. hume jnls rights call on him to do more they want him to enforce agreements in place since 2008. promising 2 million of aid. >> within the agreement, human rights requirements that mexico
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is supposed to meet and if it does not, a portion of the funds it supposed to be withheld. for years the obama administration certified that mexico was meeting the requirements despite the fact that there's evidence they weren't. >> reporter: in his comment the mexican president made clear that his aid would continue. >> translation: i want to thank you, president obama, for everything the efficiently actions - first, to fight insecurity and organised crime. >> reporter: president peno nieto said he's fighting crime and corruption in mexico. [ chanting ] >> reporter: outside the white house, a vow to continue to fight him, until he proves it. venezuela's president madura met his counter part and hopes that it will lift the economy
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out of depression. the drop in oil prices affected venezuela heavily. a professor of history and american studies says that venezuela's economic problems will take more than the oil sector to fix. >> it's important to underscore that the government has to address the question of inflation, of a multiple exchange rates. it has to deal with corruption. this is a unique opportunity that venezuela faces to make the transition away from the total dependence on oil and other manufacturing areas. they said the right things in terms of streamlining the budget addressing corruption. now the devil will be in the details. what will they do. it's expected that there'll be a series of economic measures announced. more concrete than aspirations we heard about at the end of the i don't remember
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the largest technology gatherings opened in las vegas, showcasing a host of gadgets designed to make our lives ease your. as jacob ward reports, the innovations are a backdoor to your personal information. >> reporter: at the consumer electronics show the home of big and bold ideas, the focus is smaller. tiny tech putting more of you and your life online. >> companies at the show are talking about sensors, companies that never talk beside them before. they are smallering lighter, cheaper and are helping the countries get out in front of what the companies want - habits routines. >> last year we saw basketballs. this year we have baseballs, crock pots once sis for babies all sorts of things. that means the sensors are exposing us in new ways. they reveal where we go how we are feeling, whether we are
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awake or asleep. and the software used is beginning to paint portraits of who we are. >> our collective devices are more intelligent. >> reporter: companies at the show are seeking to replace car keys and electronics with web-connected senators as small as 3mm across. our bodies can be monitored on a constant basis. >> the more data you share, the more value you get. the more data you share, the more opportunity for exploitation. >> there's a lot of convenience and danger. many countries have never been in the sensor business and may not know how to safe guard the data against intrusion. if 2014 taught us anything your text emails and phone calls are vulnerable. in 2015 as we reveal to our gadgets the route we take home
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time of arrival and the light we turn on when we walk in the door a whole new world of data is up for grabs and a reminder that you can keep up to date with all the news on the website. usual address is >> they're back. 534 members of the house and senate will get back to work in congress. it's a new day in washington and it's inside story. >> hello, i'm ray suarez. the new congress starts work this week. a new senate majority takes up