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at any speed only on al jazeera america ♪ libya army chief and u.n. broken peace talks are set to get underway. ♪ hello, i'm live from the al jazeera headquarters in doha and also on the program tunisia orders troops on the streets as nine people are killed in the museum attack. backing down on a promise, the prime minister makes a u-turn on support for palestine and a few
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places where the solar blackout may be best seen but will they be disappointed? libya's new army chief is warning fighters from islamic state and levante is going to go unless stopped and they are a target for i.s.i.l. and comes after the armed group took over two cities along libya's mediterranean coastline. >> translator: coming from boko haram and the desert to benghazi and planes to the military base in tripoli, what we need are weapons and ammunition, and the army is growing everyday and increasing in numbers. >> factions due to take place on friday in an attempt to end
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violence and restore peace and after the ousted of gadhafi and the government has been driven out of the capitol and unable to impose authority and rival forces loyal to the tripoli international congress have taken over the town in eastern cert and i.s.i.l. fighters left the town they used as a base to attack oil fields in the region and nearby misrata a bomb has been there. >> reporter: under siege by gadhafi in 2011 is now on the front line in battle against fighters fall yateses to the islamic state of iraq and levante and they were ambushed early on wednesday, armed groups in misrata have joined operation
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sunrise and it's an offensive to gain control of the oil-rich region and sea ports. >> taken on watch and attacked at 3:00 in the morning and libya and the forces came strong causing grave losses in their lives and gear. >> reporter: rival parties have been more intense on fighting each other than taking on i.s.i.l.-linked fighters and this decision by tripoli sent p troops to surrounding areas was the first time they declared war on libya's branch of i.s.i.l. >> translator: the true fact is this city is not accustom to calamity and pain and these are for libya and fighting terrorist in the former regime in order to bring the revolution to the true right cost and achieve its goals until we see a new libya free of problems. >> reporter: i.s.i.l. lost men in the fighting and officials in
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misrata trying to identify bodies and some are believed to be non-libya but they believe many who joined i.s.i.l. are gadhafi loyalists and never accepted the new rulers of libya. i.s.i.l. linked groups control buildings in the gadhafi town of cert and extends east to the oil rich region and say they are planning major offensive addressing the i.s.i.l. threat may not be easy and going 250 miles by cert and targeted the libya dawn fighters in the city al jazeera. nine people arrested in tunisia in connection with wednesday attack on a museum at least 21 people were killed including tourists from several
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countries, audio recording released praising the gunman saying i.s.i.l. was behind the attack and jackie has the latest from tunis. >> reporter: taking to the street to express defiance and the message a clear rejection of violence and the people who perpetrate it there was also solidarity with the victims and tributes laid in their memory. some of the victims were not carrying their passports and have not been identified yet. more than 40 people were injured, some of them have been talking about their experience. >> translator: we entered one of the rooms in the old part of the room and suddenly my daughter and i started to hear shots and everyone started to run and people tried to save themselves and trying to hide behind the glass windows and the corner of the room. >> reporter: two were killed when security forces stormed the museum to end the siege but it's believed they had accomplices and police say they arrested
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nine so far and four of them they believe were directly involved in the attack and meanwhile the prime minister giving details of security measures across the country. >> translator: we will be putting in place checkpoints that will be manned and supervised by the national army both the national army and security personnel will intensify their patrols across the nation and joint patrols between both the army and security personnel will also be conducted. >> reporter: the museum will remain closed for several more days, when it reopens it can expect fewer visitors a number of tour companies say they are removing tunisia from their list offenders nations. tunisia has been held up as the success story of the arab spring and so far spared much of the violence sweeping other parts of the region now the parliament is looking to fast track new antiterror laws and the president has promised to fight
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mercilessly those behind wednesday attack. the first of the victims of attack is laid to rest the police officer who died guarding the museum. tunisia remains in shock and in morning. it is also aware that it can no longer remain on the sidelines of what has become known as the war on terror. jackie with al jazeera in tunis. prime minister softened the tone on ruling palestinian state and benjamin netanyahu preelection comments sparked international criticism from the white house and patty has that story. >> reporter: israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu won reelection but the comments that may have helped him gain the victory may cost him victory with the country and he said if he won there would be no independent palestinian state and not while he was prime minister and at the white house that was seen as a clear betrayal and with anger
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netanyahu granted his first post election interview with an american network saying he didn't change his policy. >> what has changed is his reality and they refuse to recognize the jewish state and made a pact with hamas with destruction of the state and territory vacated in the middle east is taken by islamic forces. >> reporter: often clashed with barack obama and a spokesman said netanyahu cannot take back his comments words matter and may have consequences and hinting they could put u.s. protection of israel at the u.n. >> steps the united states has taken at u.n. has been predicated on this idea that the two-state solution is the best outcome, now our ally in these talks has said they are no longer committed to that solution, that means that we need to reevaluate our position
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in this matter and that is what we will do moving forward. >> reporter: potential resolutions could include granting palestine official statehood and setting a deadline for a final statement and the extreme possibility setting perimeters for a final peace deal and said you can't impose peace but they said you cannot have peace without a partner either patty with al jazeera in washington. one of the main issues of contention between obama and netanyahu is the nuclear talks with iran and spoke of ongoing negotiations in annual dress to iran marking the new year. >> our negotiations made progress but gaps remain and people in our countries and beyond who oppose a diplomatic resolution. my message to you the people of iran is together we have to speak up for the future we seek. as i've said many times before i believe our countries should be
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able to resolve this issue peacefully with diplomacy. if iran leaders can agree to a reasonable deal it can lead to a better path the path of greater opportunities for the iranian people, more trade and ties with the world, more foreign investment and jobs including for young iranians more cultural exchanges and a chance for iran students to travel abroad and partnerships in areas in science and technology and innovation in other words a nuclear deal now can help open the door for a brighter future for you the iran people. u.s. secretary of state john kerry and counterpart hoped to broker a deal by next week and james has this update from the swiss city. >> reporter: the intense diplomacy goes on in the hotel behind me, 7 delegations in there, the meetings start at breakfast time and are going on until late night. of course the main player of
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u.s. and iranians john kerry and the iranian foreign minister have been meeting several times again and they say they are making progress and it's interesting it's the europeans who have a problem suggesting a deal is not yet good enough and it's worth remembering that back in november 2013 it was the french that had a problem with the interim deal which was finally agreed. it seems to be the french again who have a problem. the u.s. and iranians talking about ten years for iran photo be under scrutiny and have inspections and they want it longer, 15 or as many as 25 years. to yemen now where the nation's president hadi was forced to flee after two jets launched air strikes on palace and heavy fighting at the city international airport and we
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have this report. >> reporter: in many ways this is a battle not between two rival groups but between two men. forces loyal to president hadi retake the airport to sources loyal to the president, it was a short and tough battle lasting four hours with passenger planes within range of the bullets. the special forces unit fighters refused to give up their arms and fought it by themselves within their barocks and then they attacked the airport. the fighting got so intense the airport was shut down and passengers taken off planes and back into the terminal. forces loyal to hadi surrounded the loyalist and chief of the yemen post said more violence like this is inevitable. expected the houthis are in control of the north, they now want to make sure the clash of the fights are happening in aiden rather than sanaa and
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taking the fight to hadi directly. an unidentified airplane hit the base and according to aids he is unarmed. hadi fled last month after houthi fighters took control of the capitol and he is yemen's leader and trying to build a power base in the port city of aiden and if they were able to take control of aiden's airport it would have weakened hadi and declared the city as the temporary capitol. it is billed as a tech friendly way to hail a cab but will it bum uber on the road to success. and they talk about sony and tax exchanges for features in its latest bond film. ♪
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palestinian and benjamin netanyahu says he remains committed to a two-state solution and the comments stated he was against it sparking criticism from the u.s. new leader of the kurdistan refusing to band against turkey despite by a jail of pkk leader force to put down weapons and said must be freed first before peace is achieved and we report from the mountains in northern iraq. >> reporter: buried in the heart of these mountains is the pkk stronghold. to kurds it's a symbol of their struggle. the grave stones of pkk fighters is testament to a long and brutal war and fighting stopped two years ago and the person in prison in turkey declared cease ceasefire and a deal with the
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government and last month he called on his men and women to lay down their weapons and end their armed struggle in return for political reforms, cultural rights and recognition of the kurdish identity but the new leader of the pkk said they were manipulated by turkey. >> translator: declaration of intent in his letter on february 28, it was not a decision to lay down arms and in the same document there are many conditions mentioned which need to be met first including forming a committee in the turkish parliament to supervise the talks, other than that we will not lay down our weapons. >> reporter: he accuses turkey of being insincere. >> translator: we know that turkey must take steps and has no other options, if they don't move today they will tomorrow and they started this peace
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process and if they want to resolve the problems they must release him, he needs to meet us and without releasing him this peace process will not succeed. >> reporter: leaders talk peace with turkey pkk fighters are battling i.s.i.l. in iraq and providing military support to syrian kurds fighting i.s.i.l. in syria. and i.s.i.l. is a threat to humanity who has many backers. >> translator: some countries used to support i.s.i.l. and some are doing it secret like saudi arabia and others and international forces like u.s. uk and israel supported i.s.i.l. and the main reason to support the group is use it for their own benefit and fight a proxy war on their behalf but i.s.i.l. got out of control and the coalition doesn't want to end i.s.i.l., they want to keep it under their control so they can use it again. >> reporter: away from the
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battle against i.s.i.l. these fighters are free to move in this vast mountain range, thousands of men and women are based here and their weapons are always loaded and the road to peace with turkey can still be far away for now the ceasefire is holding. and there are moments of calm fighters remember their fallen comrades and await orders either to resume fighting or abandoning their guns. i'm with al jazeera, the mountains in northern iraq. you can catch the rest of that exclusive interview on talk to al jazeera starting saturday as 0430 gmt. in the next few hours the sun will be blacked out across most of europe and we can start to see the eclipse now and this is from madrid and happening for the last couple of minutes or so. the trajectory is from the north
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atlantic before sweeping up into the arctic circle and ending at the north pole and it is an early morning scenario and you should get out of bed quickly and see it two parts of the world where you can see this clearly, one of them is in the pharroh island and a total eclipse may be seen and you can see the cloud and cruise ships invaded the harbors of the peaceful islands but emma hayward reports the weather might spoil the party. >> reporter: in the pharrohs it's not unusual to feel four seasons in a day and here they hope for a short, clear window and clouds to break, this group one of many which traveled to this rugged atlantic place to watch the total solar eclipse and this is her ninth eclipse and traveled the world pursuing
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her passion. >> hair on the back of their neck stands up and gets goose bumps and it's those experiences that makes it feel intense, really emotional and when you see the total eclipse it's beautiful and stunning and a sense of euphoria and after the ellipse finishes life returns to normal and look around and think what was that, that was quite unusual. >> reporter: more than 9,000 people have come to the pharroh islands to try to see the eclipse from land by sea, even from the air. some trips were booked years in advance. everyone here is keeping one eye on the sky, the other on the weather forecast and that is because total ellipses are rare and there won't be another one here in the pharroh islands for several hundred years and these happenings are not unprecedented here, leg end has it during an eclipse in the 17th century the
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brothers who often fought found themselves suddenly in darkness and promised they would be better men, the sun then came out again and unlike now the total eclipse of 1954 was viewed with a suspicion by some people. >> no communication in the pharroh island and received in paper and my father says not to be scared of it local people are scared because of the end of the world and things like that and they were happy when the sun comes back again. >> reporter: some call in the land of maybe, so dependent it is on the elements there are no guarantees the skies will provide the perfect view, but new memories will be made here whatever the weather, emma hayward al jazeera in pharroh islands. >> we have been watching this eclipse for the last couple of minutes or so and keeping our eye on it throughout the day. this is a view from madrid and
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emma said it's worth getting out of bed for because the next time you are going to see it is in 2026. and this is the live shot rather from the pharroh islands. this is located between ice land and scotland and tourist flocked there to catch the full solar eclipse and we will talk about it more with a senior research fellow at the university college of london and joins us via skype and thank you for joining us at such an exciting time and it has already begun and talk us through what is going to happen what are we going to see? >> the total solar eclipse as you correctly said is one of the most spectacular things we see in nature and i have seen many of them and there is a picture be hanl me of one we saw in bolivia 20 years ago. what happens is the moon starts to cover the sun from say as we see it in the sky from the right
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and in about an hour's time it will achieve maximum coverage depending where you are you will see a partial eclipse and is the case here in london or a total eclipse as well and this will be in about an hour's time. >> i was, sorry, i was going to say this has been predicted that some of the hotels in the pharroh island have been booked up since 2008 and how is it possible to make since an accurate prediction of such an event? >> achievement of modern science we can predict the movements of the moon and i mean we have seen it so many times, you know, when you are looking at the telescope and you see the sun itself and you can count the seconds and you know at what second the moon starts to come in front of the sun and it always happens within a fraction of a second, that is amazing.
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this is the based on satellite technology based on a lot of data we have for centuries and now we can even weith eclipse is that it's slowing down very slowly, a few seconds per century but we are getting slower and slower and in the historical record of eclipses we can see the movement of the earth slowing down when eclipses happen in a particular place and we knew they happen in another place because of these differentro cases so we know applying these constructions we can say it's very important and the accuracy we get today is fascinating. >> it certainly is and thanks for talking us through it and remember it's easy and as spectacular it is to look at the scene you shouldn't apparently be looking at it without wearing any glasses or any sort of protection. >> yes it is sometimes the
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clouds may help you to dim the sun a little bit but the most important thing is to wear proper safety in front of your eyes. be very careful and instinctively when things are bright we just don't look at it so i don't remember there are any people having damage looking at the sun in the clouds. >> thank you and good to talk to you. >> thank you. european leaders refusing to lift sanctions against russia until it has proven that sanctions are working and president donald tusk says it has to meet the minsk agreement before sanctions removed and the uber taxi service exploded in popularity and clashed with governments and taxi industry where it operates and this week germany partially banned uber and we take a look at this tech
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savvy way to commute. >> reporter: new york city taxi cab an icon of the city who popularity might be fading and new york people and tourists alike are calling for a uber car and black sedans summoned by am smartphone app and say it's more efficient than yellow taxes and it's so popular that uber out number yellow cabs in new york city and uber drivers are part of the reason why, he gave up being a limo driver to work as a uber driver to meet the increased demand. >> everybody is talking about uber in new york and passengers normally say to me they love uber. uber changed the city. >> reporter: don't write the obit for the taxi and lines is be long for a cab and 400 yellow taxi rides per day in new york 20 times more than uber rides
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and that is good news for the yellow cab driver who admitted that uber is more popular than tech-savvy crowd but said he is not worried about competition. >> there is a lot of business out here and enough to go around. >> reporter: if uber is not in the city you live in chances are it might be soon. uber so successful it has been flooded with venture capital money from investors and thought to be worth more than $40 billion and that is money that will come in hand as it continues an aggressive international expansion. as this map from forbes showss uber is available in over 270 cities in 55 countrys where a purple dot appears and they have been hit with court injunctions in five european countries for allegedly violating taxi licensing rules and clie that and india local competitors claim to still have a bigger market share but in the city
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