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♪ indonesia's president visits the site of the bombing in jakarta. ♪ you are watching al jazeera live from headquarters in doha and also coming up. >> who the hell knows if you can even serve in office. >> reporter: the gloves come off during the latest debate among u.s. republican rivals and also coming up, the starving of syria and residents of madaya say 32 have died of hunger in the last month. >> i'm lawrence lee and between denmark and sweden which has turned into a new people
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smuggling route against scandanavian are closing their borders to refugees. and wikipedia discusses how it can stay up and independent. ♪ indonesia police searching for a man they believe is the top suspect in the jakarta attack and indonesia man with links to islamic state of iraq and i.s.i.l. and five attackers were killed in thursday's explosions and gun battles and we will bring you more on the investigation just a moment but first we wrap up the latest developments. >> they have been accused of being caught off guard and police in indonesia trying to find out who was involved in the attacks and they say they joined
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i.s.i.l. in syria and may have planned attack. >> order from syria and but he has also the chief admission that he is the one basically, you know, prepared this operation in jakarta. >> reporter: alleged leader of the operation is still on the run, three other men were arrested in the suburb of jakarta suspected of plotting attack and place have not confirmed if they are in the attacks and 120 indonesia people were trained for i.s.i.l. inspired attacks. >> translator: training camps and fighting as war lords in the jungle and trained in difficult circumstances and information they received money from i.s.i.l. through people in china. >> reporter: despite warnings the authorities were taken by surprise on thursday on what has been described as an intelligence failure and stricter antitear rich laws are
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being discussed in parliament but they would rather focus on what is called the tough approach. >> look at u.s. experience in afghanistan, iraq and somewhere else with the approach and not solve the problem and you can make the situation become much worse. >> reporter: indonesia largest muslim organization with more than 40 million members with others from other religious religions say they have a peace rally to condemn i.s.i.l. >> translator: terrorists are our own common enemies, the enemy of the people, of the state, of our religious communities. terrorism is against humanity and religion and especially against islam. >> reporter: authorities are conducting raids in several parts of the country hoping soon to announce some significant
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arrests, al jazeera. let's talk about raids on arrest and we are joined from jakarta with the very latest on that. >> reporter: yes, 32 hours into the start of these attacks and you can imagine that the security service and intelligence agencies are trying to fathom who the dead are and who were the accomplices and we can confirm the three arrests reporting in the day and intelligence agencies have told us those three people that were arrested and questioned were released pending further inquiries but subsequent to that there are several other arrests, two on west java and one on the island and i think what we are going to see over the next certainly next few days and weeks is that we will hear about
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arrests and questioning and detentions and the people are released or not. now until we get some firm charges on individuals who were involved in this i think we have to be cautious about this and not worry too much about the moment about arrests and detentions, that is what the authorities want us to understand is that this is part of the routine investigation of people that they suspect might be involved in incident. >> and at the same time. >> obviously what the main line sorry. >> go ahead. >> what the main line of investigation is the five dead asilents and where were they and where did they come from and functioned and where did they get the ammunitions and were there accomplices and those inquiries are continuing. >> and the next question people say there is some sort of intelligence failure in this whole situation.
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>> yes, stef actually alluded to that in the package she just filed and she was talking about the intelligence chief who has been defending his position as head of the intelligence services saying that we did everything we possibly could. there was intelligence and increased amount of chatter both on social media and internet and calls that were intercepted but no definite location or time set for when attack would have happened, had they known they could have foiled the plot perhaps but have to understand there were several intelligence agencies here and committee for antiterrorism and counter terrorism department, there is the military and the police and they all have to answer in some shape or form and in some cases they don't and it's about joining all the dots together and think the intelligence fs iss as well as government are looking at the way they operate and the way they communicate with each other and it's sensitive not just for indonesia
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but the asian pacific and looking at the i.s.i.l. threat and look at that growing support that there is without doubt here in the region and how they as countries deal with each other, a lot of them are part of a group called the association of the strong economic block, in the last 12 months they committed themselves to stronger security measures and security ties and now is the time for this group to act and it's interesting to see how indonesia is helped either publically or behind the scenes by neighbors. >> thank you for the update from jakarta and people from madaya have told officials from the world program 32 people starves to death in the last month according to the news agency and as our diplomatic editor reports the u.n. is reminding all sides that it's a war crime to use starvation as a weapon. >> reporter: more aid is finally delivered to the starving people of marks amaday
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and before in the town was cutoff for three months, at least 28 people died from starvation. in some strong comments yet after five years of war in syria the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon told the u.n. general assembly this was a war crime. >> the town has been the victim of deliberate starvation. let me be clear the use of food as a weapon of war is a war crime. all sides including the syrian government which has the primary responsibility to protect syrians are committing atrocious acts prohibited under international humanitarian law. >> afterwards he told reporters
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that the siege where 400,000 people in syria are cutoff from food and assistance should be on the agenda that syrian peace talks in geneva due to start in ten days. >> i think in addition to political negotiation is how to deliver humanitarian system without any impediment and should be discussed, this is a very important confidence building measure. >> the u.n. security council will be meeting to discuss the besieged area in syria in an open session on friday and despite the fact that ban ki-moon has described these as war crimes the council won't be taking any action on that, referral to the international criminal court requires a vote by the security council and it is certain on an issue like this that russia and china would use their veto. james base, al jazeera, of the u.n. kenya military says its
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troops are battling al-shabab fighters who stormed an african union base in somalia and the fighters are in control of the compound which is west of mogidashu close to border and lost raids on the bases last year. u.s. frontrunner donald trump ended a truce in spectacular style and questioned whether the senator cruz should be allowed to stand for president, the bitter exchange came during the latest debate against hopefuls and reports on charleston in south carolina. >> reporter: the smaller the field the brighter the spotlight, the nastier the exchanges and seven candidates on stage on the first caucus two weeks away and attacks on president obama and hillary clinton and each other. >> worried about strengthening our military and worried most of all of keeping your homes and families safe and secure. you cannot give hillary clinton
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a third term of barack obama's leadership. >> the idea that somehow we are better off today than the day that barack obama was inaugurated the president of the united states is an alternative universe. >> the next commander-in-chief is standing on this stage. [applause] and i give you my word if i am elected president no service man or service woman will be forced to be on their knees and any nation that captures our fighting men and women will feel the full force and fury of the united states of america. >> reporter: exchanges between the candidates and one of the loudest was between ted cruz and trump and they said cruz couldn't be president because he was born in canada but what this debate did do is highlight significant policy differences between the candidates. like immigration and donald trump's plan to ban muslims entering the u.s. >> all muslims seriously and what does that send to the rest
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of the world that the united states is a serious player in creating peace. >> we do not know who you are and why i'm coming when i'm president you are not getting into the united states of america. >> our country is a mess and we can't let the people come in the country and break the borders, we cannot do it. >> reporter: attacks point to where the candidates see their biggest threat. >> mark you blew it. the poll over two weeks away there is a need for impact and this is to sharpen the focus on who is capable of winning the negotiation and eye way and the debate and caucus and decision of the voters, charleston, south carolina, presidential debate. oil prices have fallen below $30 a barrel, a new 12-year low and dragged the asian stock markets again in the benchmark stock index closed at the lowest level on friday and share prices hit hard by worries about the
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chinese economy and the drop in the value of the hong kong dollar against the u.s. dollar and rob mcbride is in hong kong with details. >> this is an end to an horrendous on the china and hong kong stock exchanges and brings losses to the week nearly 9% and to 21% since last december, that is very much bare market territory and the bears are predicting it call fall still further and last week we saw measures by authorities to stop the sell off and trigger that would suspend trading in the market and saw those measures lifted and not working and if anything they were making the situation worse, despite that the sell off has continued this week and people wonder what the wider impact is going to be on the chinese economy and next week we are expecting all important gdp figures to show
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what the growth rate was doing in the last quarter of 2015. it's likely to show a continued slowing in the growth rate of the chinese economy, the big question for many is will the authorities allow that slowing process to be a soft landing or a hard one. on the evidence of the last couple of weeks things are starting to feel very bumpy right now. >> coming up, on al jazeera flames after a bomb blast rocks southern yemen plus. >> it's one of the biggest dinosaurs ever discovered, so big it barely even fits in museum, i'm gabrielle in new york, that story coming up. ♪
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the soundbites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is.
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♪ top stories on al jazeera and the president has visited the site of the bombings in jakarta and civilians and attackers died in the attack. people in the syrian town of madaya told officials from the world food program that 32 people starved to death there in the last month. oil prices have fallen below $30 a barrel and new 12 year low helping to drag asian markets down in late trade. iran is confident sanctions about to lift freeing up billions in trade and nuclear inspectors have to say they held up a landmark deal and removing of the core of the nuclear
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reactor at iraq and says it has done that and no longer able to produce plutoniam and houthi minister before peace talks and special envoy to yemen says he is talking peace talks. >> translator: i confirm to you the minister of education and four other political activists and journalists have been secured and held for the past few months and receive ed this morning official confirmation from the allah group and health and safety and first defense mcmah and hadi. a bomb blast at an oil refinery and caused a fire as victoria reports. >> reporter: this is the oil refinery, witnesses say a bomb
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blast hit this close to the aiden city and reminder that security remains a challenge here, on thursday two policemen died in a bomb attack and last month the governor of aiden waskied when his convoy was targeted by armed fighters and the car he was traveling in was engulfed in flames and aiden had a dawn to dusk curfew and says it saved lives but what is needed is an end to the fighting. >> translator: there have been achievements but this is a brutal war between forces and those loyal to saleh and there is still fighting, but god will help us. >> reporter: alliance of fighters ousted saleh months ago and those loyal to hadi made significant advances in the southern port city but people
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wonder about the lack of security. >> translator: the security committed in aiden should not be the only one responsible for the task with security and it's a huge challenge within factions and social groups should be involved and should have a big role to play. >> reporter: despite the instability in aiden and has the ability to protect citizens and on thursday he went to a graduation ceremony at a base and visited aiden's port after it was brought back under control and if government forces can control aiden they can use it as a base from where they can recapture the rest of aiden, victoria with al jazeera. we are hearing of more violence in southern libya and the tribes are reportedly fighting in a town called ubari not far from the region's oil fields, last week a group of armed fighters attacked an oil exploration company near the gatt city. refugees taking their chances in a dangerous new sea route
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between denmark and sweden, a narrow stretch in the baltic sea and four kilometers wide and the waters are cold and in the height of summer the temperature doesn't go above 12 degrees celsius and a huge number of cargo ships passing back and forth and from sweden lawrence lee explains why this is becoming the route of choice for many. >> reporter: half past 9:00 and the center is already full of people, the men, women and children are all new arrivals which means they have all come in the small period since sweden introduced border controls to try to stop them. one way or another they are still finding a way. >> possibility to get to sweden in some other way, some kind of illegal entry and that will still happen. >> reporter: road and rail linking denmark to sweden they
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are checking people's korea credentials but people found a way through in car boots and trucks but denmark sailing culture and liberal activism are playing to the advantage and these young people are part of a bigger group which carried dozens to sweden because they have families there and it's free of charge and do not face any profile of what you regard people smugglers is looking like. >> you think of people earning a lot of money from helpless people, that is what we are doing, we are helping people and giving them food and are good sailors and we are not charging anything for what we do. >> reporter: whether there are good sailors to help refugees cross the forbidden sea far more dangerous things are about to happen and a rigged boat between turkey and greece has made this crossing and if you capsized in a storm you wouldn't last a half
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hour in the storm and a swedish coast guard has been put on high alert. >> more dangerous for them and the water is super cold and could be rough weather and most people are not prepared for those kind of waters. >> reporter: this is not the first time that the sound between denmark and sweden has been used as a people smuggling route. during the second world war when copenhagen was occupied by the nazis they would take jews across to the safety of sweden and now the difference of course the people smuggling route has grown up here is because scandanavian countries have started to close their borders to refugees and they do not see the sailors as heros helping refugees but criminals who should be arrested and if it goes on then inflatable dinghys
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are with refugees who want to see their families across the water and that would be the most desperate journey. lawrence lee, al jazeera in the strait between denmark and sweden. one of the world's popular websites and has an answer to almost every question and as wikipedia has the 15th anniversary there are questions about future and independence which the founders are desperate to deserve and basly explains >> this is the greatest encyclopedia in the world. >> reporter: but internet was a part of our lives the work of professional editors and often experts and then the digital revolution and the idea that volunteers might freely offer their time and knowledge. >> together we are creating the most comprehensive encyclopedia that has ever existed. >> it has a dedicated base of 30,000 people active on a daily
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basis around the world and they are the ones who keep wikipedia as good as it is and it's not perfect but without them it would not become what it is today. >> website hosts 38 million articles and 287 languages, the largest of which is the english language wiki. whereas the encyclopedia britanica has 32 volumes and 44 million words and wikipedia is over that and if it were printed excluding pictures 2236 volumes, 5 million articles written using 2950 million words. >> i write about fly fishing. >> utilize crops. >> chess players. >> expensive but it does not cover all subjects or regions to the same and the base is blamed on those who contribute. >> baking because i love to bake. >> there is systemic bias, quite a lot of it, you know, western,
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white bias, male bias about 90% of editors on wikipedia are male and that is a problem right there that we need to fix. >> reporter: wikipedia has been working to improve the quality and increase the diversity of its content and contributors. collaborations with some of the world's top museums and libraries are part of it but some weary of professional or corporate involvement. >> one of the greatest advances of wikipedia is that it is independent, that corporate finance currently does not play a role and i think that is really essential in order to maintain its independence and impartiality as much as possible. >> reporter: last year wick beat yeah joined court groups with a case against the u.s. national security agency challenging the mass interception of america and it was unsuccessful but had a
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stance on free and open internet. >> available to anyone with a network and mobile phone. >> reporter: wikipedia is set to continue to be the largest single source of free information online and one with the greatest potential to inform the future. al jazeera doha. from king kong to god zilla new york attracted its fair share of huge creatures over the years but the latest giant visitor has an importance that it was here years ago and larger than fellow dinosaurs like t-rex and we take a look. >> reporter: unveils to the public for the first time one of the biggest dinosaurs ever discovered, at 37 meters or 122 feet this dinosaur is so long it can't even fit all the way this a museum gallery so the head
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sticks out the door. it's the first of its kind ever discovered, scientists don't have an official name for it yet so until then they are calling it the titanasaur and not sure if it's male or female but what they do know when it roamed the ert earth it weighed 70 tons or the equivalent of ten african elephants. i'm a tall guy and only come up to the knee of the dinosaur and gives you a sense how big it was and they believe when this dinosaur died it was only an adolescent and not a full grown adult so you can only imagine how big its parents must have been. it was unearthed in the patagonia region in 2014 and took a team of palentologists18 months to excavate the more than 200 bones, unlike most huge dinosaur remains where only
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fragments are left this dinosaur was 70% intact. >> you need a fairly complete skeleton to start to understand these animals as living organisms and this is what we can do now with these highly complete skeleton we can for the first time we will be able to answer those question. >> reporter: some of the remains were sent to a laboratory in canada where a cast of the entire dinosaur was made. a team of workers at the american museum of natural history in new york then put the dinosaur back together an ardous task unlike anything the human has ever under taken and the giant is on display for young and old to gaze at and admire now opening an unique window into unanswered questions of how the biggest of the big lived and eventually died, gabrielle with
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al jazeera new york. read more about the story on our website, al and there you will find the stories and we are covering an al-shabab attacks on african union base in somalia and more on the story on al "on target" tonight. mike huckabee is struggling in the polls but is not giving up his fight to be the 2016 republican nominee for president. i'll ask him how long he'll stay in the race and why he still has faith that evangelical voters will still have faith in him and reject ted cruz. the 2016 election proirnl season officially kicks off with the avoid caucus on february 1st and on the republican side there are still 12 candidates,