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us. and that brings me comfort. >> voices that can't be forgetten. that is "america tonight." please come back, we'll have more of "america tonight," tomorrow. >> key commander killed. >> we are systematically eliminating i.s.i.l.'s cabinet. >> the pentagon says it has killed the man in charge i.s.i.l.'s finances. gaining ground, the syrian government captures the citadel in palmyra. police arrest three more people
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after another round of raids in brussels. >> it is with irreplaceable loss in mind that we will renew our vow to come together against a common enemy in order to keep our people safe. >> secretary of state john kerry offers u.s. help and condolence he as americans are confirmed among the dead. holy observances. pope francis leads good friday services in rome. and in jerusalem, and music history in the make, hundreds of thousands gather in havana for the first ever concert there by the rolling stones. good evening i'm antonio mora, this is al jazeera america's international news hour.
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tonight we begin with big developments in the fight against i.s.i.l. the pentagon says u.s. special forces have killed another member of i.s.i.l.'s cabinet. defense secretary ash carter today says i.s.i.l.'s finance minister died in a raid later this week. hajji imam as he was known was second in command. aimed at retaking mosul from i.s.i.l, helped by u.s. air strikes and peshmerga combat troops, the forces are close to the city. syrian government forces say they have driven i.s.i.l. out of some parts of the ancient city including its iconic citadel. al jazeera's jamie mcintire reports from the pentagon. >> in announcing the death of i.s.i.l.'s reputed second in command defense secretary ash carter says the recent attacks underscore the need in his words
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to hasten the defeat of i.s.i.l. wherever it curse in the world. and the success of be be eliminating i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria. defense secretary ash carter says the war against i.s.i.l. is getting more personally every day. >> we are systematically eliminating i.s.i.l.'s cabinet. >> hajji imam, although the pentagon could not connect him to the paris or brussels attacks. it comes a week after the pentagon says i.s.i.l.'s minister of war, omar the chechen died in an air strike. abu sirah in charge of paying the group's fighters in iraq.
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>> these leaders have been around for a long time. they are senior, they are experienced and so eliminating them is an important objective. and achieves an important result. >> reporter: the u.s. military says the effect of the slow attrition of i.s.i.l.'s leadership is showing up in reports from the battlefield where iraqi forces advancing on villages around mosul say siel forces ari.s.i.l. forces are nor fighting to the death but instead retreating and retrenching. >> there's a reason for us to be optimistic but by no means would i say we are about to break the back of i.s.i.l. or that the fight is over. >> reporter: general dunnford confirmed that u.s. is providing ar aiair cover.
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recommendations on president obama's desk could result in more american troops being sent to iraq to speed up the pace of battle. >> again the secretary and i both believe that there will be an increase to the u.s. forces in iraq in the coming weeks. but that decision hasn't been made. >> reporter: in the past, the pentagon has always disclosed whether i.s.i.l. leaders were killed by air strikes or by commando raids, this time however the pentagon is withholding details. nevertheless, a military source confirms i.s.i.l.'s number 2 was killed in syria bring u.s. special forces, although they had hoped to catch him a live to get intelligence that would lead to i.s.i.l.'s number 1 be abu bakr al-baghdadi. jamie mcintire, the pentagon. bomber blew himself up at a
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checkpoint in yemen. a second bomber drove an ambulance into a group of first responders, killing 14 more soldiers and civilians. a third bomber detonated explosives at a checkpoint close to the carpa camp. i.s.i.l. is also claiming responsibilities for a bombing after iraqi military officials flounced they were make gains against i.s.i.l. in anbar province. first part of a push against mosul is already underway. iraqi forces report slow but steady progress, in their effort to regain the second largest city in the country. the iraqis are now trying to force the group out of the villages and towns that surround it. with help from kurdish peshmerga and u.s. air strikes, the iraqi military is now just 35 miles south of downtown mosul.
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in syria government forces say they are gaining ground had palmyra taking territory from i.s.i.l. drone footage aired on russian state tv, show syrian troops regaining ancient fortress. palmyra had been under i.s.i.l. control since may. mohammed jamjoom has more. >> these photographs are said to show a significant advance. syrian government forces fighting to regain the historic city of palmyra. the syrian observatory for human rights said many civilians fled palmyra after i.s.i.l. told them via loudspeakers that the fighting was drawing near. but i.s.i.l. denies it's losing control of palmyra. syrian government troops
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advance. some analysts believe that syrian government advance will be a morale booster. >> given all the bad news coming out of europe and the focus on i.s.i.s. as a terrorist organization, this focuses on i.s.i.s. as a failed state at this point in time, given fact that syria and russia seem to be work together, and diploma channels of geneva, this is a significant point for i.s.i.s, not the end but the beginning of the end. >> reporter: palmyra includes a unesco world heritage site. palmyra is situated on a desert highway in central syria strategically located between the government held capital of be damascus and the i.s.i.l. stronghold of deir ez zor. help cut off a i.s.i.l. supply route, opposition rebel faction he have significantly reduced violence but the agreement
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secludes el nusra front and i.s.i.l. considered terrorist groups by the syrian government. i.s.i.l. withdrew mucevidence tf syrian president bashar al-assad is still make advances. mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera. we're joined by mike lions great to see you. mike lyons, graik to see you. >> i think the group's number 2 this al fari individual he was a senior person from al qaeda in the mid '90s. pledged allegiance to i.s.i.l. over the past years. he brought in a lot of recruits so i think that's a significant hit from the u.s. perspective. i also heard he was killed
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around tal afar, as the troops go between syria and mosul to keep control of the caliphate. >> we also heard that omar died by air strike but we keep hearing about these i.s.i.l. leaders being killed. are they easily replaced? >> it is a decapitation strategy but they are easily replaced. the second person we just talked about was a big hit, the other one, younger individual, hasn't walked the earth, doesn't have that level of influence. right now there is a race against time, whether i.s.i.s. can export terrorism as fast as they can hold onto land in the middle east. you saw the american government make great be strides in palmyra.
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>> it was an american helicopter supported by american aircraft, and had been tracking this guy for a while and they actually went after his car. hoping to capture him. they ended up having to kill him. is american intelligence getting better in that area and leading to all these killings? >> it is, not only is the intelligence getting better but you see this is likely the result of special operators that are there, the special forces. >> the expeditionary -- >> 50 that were there inside of syria that the president had said had been sent there. they were ready to capture him. the opportunity came and left, obviously he was well surrounded, well guarded, so in order to make sure they got the hit they just took him out. it was likely the troops on the ground did the hit. >> right these troops are having success and general dunnford, head of the joint chiefs and secretary of defense ash carter both said today that more troops are going to be needed that no decision has been made.
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if more troops are needed why aren't they there already? >> right, it is almost a throw away comment. in fact they have been. the pentagon had to acknowledge a fixed artillery position -- >> that were pretty much involved in combat. >> that seemed to pass by everybody. more troops going there, this battle for moils is lik mosul t. i don't understand why we've already had a casualty there, you have heard the pentagon say we're going to send more troops. >> and general dunnford saying, he is optimistic, the united states will not break i.s.i.l.'s back in the next few months but things are actually moving forward. you mentioned palmyra, how they're surrounding mosul. how successful are they? >> they have been successful. and again it's this race against time for exportation of the ideology versus the destruction
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of the ideology. i think we're still looking for a tipping point. they're lowering expectations on some level but let's say the iraqi government starts this offensive and retakes mosul and it happens very quickly. that could be the tinge point as the iraqi border is restored, the syrian government gains more confidence takes raqqa, then you are back to a situation where the caliphate doesn't have a center of gravity. >> raqqa being the center of government for i.s.i.l. in syria. what would you like to see? >> that we could have more troops there now, not engage enn combat but ready, that tal afar, that is place you could put u.s. troops to shore up defensive borders. everyone i spoke to in the military thinks we can and should do more. not necessarily getting involved in combat. >> defeating them there is the
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only thing that will prevent terrorism abroad. thanks mike lyons. >> in bell july, police arrested three peopl -- in belgium police arrested three people be associated with the attacks. glrk man refused to comply with the police request to remove his rucksack. so they shot him. those who witnessed the incident gave their reactions. >> translator: we heard a boom. we thought it might be a car accident. we then heard a second boom and saw loads of heavily armed police. when we tried to get close they told us to get out of the way. >> translator: we were asked to stay indoors all the time it was going on because the police were worried there might be another shooter. >> reporter: on thursday the
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belgian authorities had reduced the threat level suggesting the danger had abated somewhat. but as these events show tension in this city is still very high. the incident in schaerbeek, is not the only. the investigation into the bombings now show that one of the airport bombers was najim laachraoui, his brother has now spoken to the media. >> why did you stop contact with him? >> because he was in syria. >> did you try get contact with him? >> he was in syria. it was difficult to get a phone number. >> was it his choice or your family's? >> i have no idea, there are no more contacts. >> reporter: while the hunt for those involved goes on, the third and last day of national mourning has been observed. the u.s. secretary of state paid
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his respect at a ceremony at zaventem airport. >> you shold your solidarity -- showed your solidarity with the victims in washington and pennsylvania. and then voices all across europe declared, je suis american. now we declare, je suis brusselsaine. ,. >> while the official period of condolence comes to an end, the official search for answer he goes on. dominic cain. al jazeera, brussels. >> turkey's president blasted belgian authorities today, calling them soft when it comes to terrorism. he did not hold back when he
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said turkey warned europe about one of the attack persons. >> such incompetent officials. these gentlemen didn't do what's necessary and released the terrorist. my brother's terrorism is not the a problem of the single country. it's of the entire world. bakraoui was deported to belgium. the dutch authorities failed to say why he was deported and did not link him to any terrorism. in overnight raid police found exploiferexplosive and weapons s apartment. >> security forces moved in on thursday night, to secure an
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apartment here in argenteul. they found explosives and weapons. they were still there when san francisco's interior minister addressed the inflation. >> this operation follows an important arrest this morning, which has enabled us to defeat a prospective terrorist attack in paris that was at an advanced stage. >> he was actually jailed in absentia by a belt jan court, as was the suspected organizer of the paris attacks last summer, abdel hamid albaod. as france was announcing it was deploying hundreds of extra police following the bombings, president hollande. >> if we have this shared intelligence strategy knowing where they might be, knowing how
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they can use their, quote, skills, learned in syria, learned in yemen, better we have the capability of preventing these attacks. >> in belgium, this week's events led to the justice and interior ministers offering to resign. although prime minister jean mitchelmichel declined. >> we didn't do enough. didn't act quickly enough. there are a number of items that have been needed fob approval. air passenger details so we can keep track of people's movements. >> reporter: hours before thursday's raid there was an outpouring of anger in paris. this demonstration requiring a heavy police presence. the issue that's bringing people onto the streets of pairs t pary
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people are worried about security and more and more are asking what politicians can do to make them safer. and that's a question echoing around europe now. nadim baba, al jazeera, paris. >> while officials are still trying to identify all 31 victims of tuesday's attacks, people are paying tribute to those killed and the more than 300 wounded. ♪ ♪ >> a choir joined mourners and first responders in brussels main square today. their message was one of solidarity with the victims and defiance letting the attackers they will not be intimidated. we will have more on the victims including americans in our next half hour. a turkish court takes the espionage trial of two journalists behind closed doors. why the turkish president says
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an american businessman has appearn north korean television confessing to espionage charges. the 62-year-old president of a trade and hotel services company and a u.s. citizen born if south korea. a week ago north korea sentenced
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an american student to 15 years of hard labor for stealing propaganda from a hotel as a souvenir. high profile trial of journalists which will be closed. the start of the trial will be postponed until april 1st. harry fawcett reports from istanbul. >> it was a shipment of arms destined to syria's civil war. plushepublished last year, this appears to show turkish be soldiers, called the publication of the story an act of espionage. tom hariet's editor in chief, aiding a terrorist organization. >> my responsibility is not to the government.
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but to the public. and if an intelligence service is tracking illegally arms to a neighboring country, who is in civil war, so this is a crime. >> reporter: last month dundar and his bureau chief were released from pretrial detention. the constitutional court ruled that their rights to personal liberty and freedom of expression had been violated. now comes their criminal trial. less than a week ago on this busy istanbul shopping street an i.s.i.l. member killed four people. days earlier, 38 people died in a suicide attack in ankara claimed by kurdish separatists. the government determines they are blalting a wa battling a wao fronts.
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>> translator: turkey considers the parallel state a security threat. turkey is fighting against it through the frame of democracy and the rule much law. the courts will decide. >> reporter: the beginning of march the government struck a blow against the gulan movement by taking over its main newspaper zalan. >> translator: there are no difference between the terrorists who use guns and bombs than pens to help the terrorists achieve that goal. >> reporter: journalists and campaigners say all of this is simply intimidation, designed to quash dissent. >> against turkey, that's why they want to stifle, and muzzle the press. and you know, be silence the critical voices. >> for turkey's people there are two narratives to choose from. the government, that national security trumps certain political liberties, or its
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critics who say that democracy is being eroded under increasi increasingly authoritarian rule. harry fawcett, al jazeera, istanbul. al bringi was arrested nearly year ago, for comments critical of the saudi government. neavment internationaamnesty ine was arrested and is a violation of international law. an egyptian protester was released after serving two years behind bars for wearing an ant antiprotest tee shirred. he was stopped because he said nation without torture. tens of thousands of signatures were gathered calling for his release. egypt has been heavily criticized for cracking down on
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dissent. remembering the victims, how people from brussels are dealing with their grief. and how the missing schoolgirl abducted by boko haram may have finally been found.
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>> be welcome back to al jazeera america i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of
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international news a violent crack down on antigovernment protesters in ethiopia yah. ethiopia. but first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. facebook and apple are coming out against a north carolina law, banning cities for enacting antidiscrimination laws for lgbt people. both companies have large processing plants in the state. be while apple says its stores are open to everyone. the cdc has issued new zika guidelines, specifically about pregnancy planning. the mosquito borne illness has been linked to severe brain damage in newborns to reduce the risk of transmitting it to a new baby, women should wait eight weeks after being diagnosed with zika to get pregnant and men should use be.
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>> occupation will cost the government about 6 million total including the $2 million spent during the stayover. more names of emerging from among the hundreds of people killed or injured or missing following tuesday's attacks in brussels. among the dead, a sister and brother from the netherlands, who worked in new york city. on their way to the u.s. to see friends. mason wells is one of the survivors. he spoke from his hospital bed in brussels bandaged but feeling lucky to be alive. >> the blast was really loud. it even lifted my body a little bit. and i remember feeling a lot of really hot and really cold feelings ton whole right side of my body. i was covered in a fair amount
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of blood. >> secretary of state john kerry paid tribute to the victims on friday, and vowed to work with the belgian authorities to prevent more attacks and more deaths. mourning a death of a beloved teacher. jacky rowland reports. >> a solemn moment of commemoration. students at this islamic school in brussels have just learned that their gym teacher was among those killed in the metro bombing. the school governors are still digesting the news. they're shocked and they're also angry. >> translator: we can't be anything but angry. and reject the beliefs of these people who claim to be muslims. there is no religion in the world that advocates killing human beings. >> reporter: lubna was a young
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mother with three sons. at school she was popular with students and teachers alike. several people we spoke to said she was like a sister. lubna's students have been encouraged to express themselves in drawings and poems and messages. the other teachers hope this will help the children come to terms with their loss. >> in mosques around brussels, the attacks have dominated friday prayers. muslims have been thinking about their place in belgian society and they're worried about the future. >> translator: it's currently natural that we are afraid of what's happened. we are part of this society. >> translator: my son asked me dad these things that are hang does islam permit that i said no. religion fosht forbids that.
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>> the action he of a few have overshadowed her whole community. >> the action he of my children, should we be secretive about it or should we say alah a becbara? >> victims of attack than other members of society. they also know that the perpetrators have hijacked their religion to justify these acts of violence. jacky rowland, al jazeera, brussels. >> one of the kidnapped chibok school girls. the 15-year-old was one of two girls carrying explosives who were arrested in the village of lilani. boko haram sparked a global outcry when it kidnapped 270
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students two years ago. in tonight's off the radar segment ethiopia is dealing with its worst unrest in years. more than 200 play have been killed. >> 15-year-old and her eight-year-old brother said they were shot in the legs. it happened on an antigovernment crack down in their area. >> my brother was in the house i couldn't walk i was bleeding. then i was hit again. when i was on the ground i felt the pain. then my brother came and he was shot too. >> reporter: despite the ethiopian government's crack down, sporadic protests continue. the government says it wants to improve roads, development and
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services, in the region. the aroma says it's a land grab. the government has cancelled the plan. it says it wants to consult the aromo have be be claimed the government steals their rights. now both local and foreign journalists have suffered intim days and beeintimidation and be. human rights investigators say they are literally putting their lives at risk trying to gather accurate information. >> the rights abuse investigator insisted we hide his identity. >> it is very dangerous. everybody is living in fear. they imprison people every day.
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doing this work is like selling my life. >> reporter: this lawyer describes what he says are testimonies from families of the dead. >> many of those people were killed after the protests took place. many of the people were shot in the back, some were shot in the head which showed the armed people peaceful demonstrators and that corroborates the reports we had from victims' families. >> the government says the claims are exaggerated. >> people whether they are civilians or security officials who have been involved in excesses of force for example will be held responsible. >> they recover at home. young people who so many aromas say suffer the consequences of demanding a better life. charles stratford, al jazeera,
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addis ababa. >> choosing to stay in tent cities that have sprung up in places called idomeni. al jazeera's zeina khodr went there to find out why. >> reporter: this time the government in greece has been able to convince refugees to move from idomeni. relief workers explain to them the be evacuatio evacuation is t they prefer to stay here where they have been for weeks. for now they are blocking the railway tracks. they are hoping their blockade will help persuade the authorities on the other side to let them in. >> translator: people have come here to cross not stay in camps. some people have been separated have their families. i have two children in germany.
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what do i do? >> reporter: they fear the eu program to relocate them across the continent will take months. we are human beings they say, as they make an people to the world to end their suffering. it may take some time. >> there are some challenges in the relocation program. the capacity of procession, of course is limited so even the government is now scaling up, we know for instance that they are recruiting more people and so we know for sure that in the next days, the capacity will increase. >> reporter: greece is now home to 50,000 migrants and refugees who say they feel trapped. people are confused here. there's a lot of uncertainty and the conditions are only getting worse. according to the united nations, among a population of more than 12,000 people 4,000 are children and the tents have done little to protect them from the rain and the cold.
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hussein hajj abedeni and his family are so desperate, they have no money left, he sold everything he owned to reach here and now they be share a tent with many others. >> our house last been destroyed and we sold everything to make our journey. we are dying. send us back. >> idomeni is the latest flash point in the european refugee crisis. this was not scheduled to be their final destination but it has become that. >> be shia be clerishia cleric ,
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if no action is taken in the next 24 hours. the rolling stones make history with a free concert in cuba. the radio host matt penfield joins us, to speak about the rock icon's forge new frontiers. controversy surrounding the measures that allow japan to engage in armed conflict overseas.
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>> in jerusalem today, christians retraced the route they believe jesus took to his crucifixion. the annual ritual in the old city involves carrying wooden crosses and sing hymns. today's good friday be celebrations lead up to the easter sunday where christians believe jesus rose from the dead. one electrical utility company in canada says it's time to use clean coal. daniel lak explains. >> spewing smoke while coal makes the generators spin.the building on the left, the first
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commercial carbon capture plant. utility company fast power says it removes 90% of the carbon dioxide from the coal smoke. the equivalent of taking 250,000 cars off the road. >> trying to reduce our carbon footprint, coal, we will burn for many tens about not 100 years. >> the plant opened a year ago. it's the first of its kind and there are regular tours from people from korean, u.s. and other countries, how to keep from use emitting more carbon. >> seeing something actually been built, there's a lot of talk, lot of speculation, and it's a real one, it's running. >> this is a well head, a series of valves basically, it sits at
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the top of the shaft and the plan is to take carbon diesmed,, send it, into the distance to ran oil field where oil is already being extracted. the co2 from the plant is used in hydraulic fracturing, fracking. claiming emissions cuts while selling carbon to the oil industry is one objection that environmentalists have to the project. the other is the high cost, more than $1 billion and counting. >> we concluded then that there was very high financial risks, no rewards on the environmental side of things and we kind of condemned the project as being kind of magical thinking. >> and in 2015, its first full year, the project lost money. and didn't sell any captured
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carbon. the government says this year will be better and soon saskatchewan will show how coal can be a clean energy. now to our global view segment with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. is the eu observer. adds you're needs a unified coordinated response but what it has is a confusing mess of national solutions, it warns that unless the continent pools its resources, expect things oget worse before better. the guardian says, sowing panic, europe struck a blow against i.s.i.l, turning away refugees because of terror attacks is exactly what i.s.i.l.
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wants, more anger hatred and extremism within muslim population of europe. love will defeat hate not more hate. but toronto sun says the opposite. it says the eu opened its doors wider to millions of refugees and the attacks continued. it argues those who say love and kindness can defeat terror, does not care about the collective kindness muslims have given for decades. the rolling stones are playing an outdoor show in havana that is expected to draw more than half million people. tonight's show could mark the start of a new cultural era for the country. cuban fans say they are thrimed tthrilledto see the stones in c.
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>> when i was her age i dreamed of going to a concert but not within our reach. >> cuba is not within the circuit of major music tours you can imagine. the stoanl stones span three generations of music fans. >> lucia newman from havana. >> the world opening up much more to cuba. the fact that mic jagger came here for a concert, said we want it to be free, we want as many people to watch it and for the cuban authorities to say fine, that's fine. all on the same week as the historic visit of barack obama just a couple of days ago. all this shows that cuba is really changing at least culturally it's chaig e-changing and in some ways economically, politically may be the last part. changing times in this country.
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>> lucia newman, havana. matt always good to see pickup. >> good to be back with you. >> good to see you matt. this really is the case where it's fair to say this concert is groundbreaking and historic. >> it really is. there's no question about it. because you know, things have changed a lot. ever since people started going into countries like russia, back when wham went to china in 1984, that was the first pop concert that was allowed there. their manager negotiated that and they were able to go and play there. billy joel, paul mccartney as well, all went to russia and played. cuba has been letting rock bands in for a while many e, they did a big concert there they
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released in the states here on dvd in 55 there's an english band called the manic street creatures who have played as well. there have been bands that had big cult following and very popular but not to the magnitude of the rolling stones. obviously. >> this is a whole other level. you followed the stones, interviewed them. why do you think they decided to do it? >> i think it's one of those things that is uncharted territory for them. they are primary a live band. they love to perform live they love to tour. they really do enjoy the process of performing. these tours are something that they love to do. i mean they have told me this themselves. they love to play live. they have their favorite moments over the years of shows they've done and done great records as well. here is a situation we haven't
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played, let's make history, we'll do this on our own sometime. let's try to do something important culturally. >> we were showing still pictures from the concert tonight and you can tell mick jagger and the gang are having a ball out there. the concert did face huge logistical challenges. they have human gear and equipment, cuba has never seen anything like this. so as a result, the cost is phenomenal. >> yeah but i think they felt they were breaking new ground and with the way relations have eased up with the united states recently at least with what's happening with obama going over there and trying to bring western business over there again and to exchange that i think artists like the rolling stones said maybe this is the right time, it is the stale end of their latin american tour this time around. go ahead i'm sorry. >> we just got video in from the concert tonight and it's a
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playing these -- it's amazing these guys continue to have the energy they have. it was incredible to watch them. talking about the cost, estimates are that they have racked up a bill of at least $7 million some of it is coming from philanthropists, but that is the whole issue of equipment and all that it is really one of the major obstacles for other big bands to go. >> it is because at the end of the day, a lot of the bands that aren't on the level of a bruce springsteen, john bon jovi, other bands can't afford unless they go on a smaller scale, bands that have gone there before, audio slave, they bring it on a much smaller scale. i think the idea was, there was
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probably a lot of philanthropists and political people have said, this is the way to break down barriers and there are certainty a lot of rock fans. all music was banned originally when the revolution took place but in 2000, fidel castro himself unveiled a statute of john lennon. >> let's listen for a couple of seconds. ♪ ♪ ♪ i know it's only rock and roll ♪ ♪ but i like it ♪ i know it's only rock 'n' roll but i like it ♪ >> how do cubans know about the stones? because western rock was banned there for decades really.
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criticized as deyen rat by fidel castro. >> very similar to russia where the beatles and the stones were banned, you could do prison time barned from education there were a lot of different things that went on and really you would be ostracized, bad things would lap if you were caught listening to it. because of radio waves coming over from places like miami in the 1960s the music could be heard but you weren't allowed to listen to it. the same thing happened i'll tell you a quick story about how they got music into cuba and to russia is they would literally smug, they couldn't smug the records themselves but doctors who would leave or people that would leave to get educations would actually brought in rock 'n' roll on a used x ray and doctors could hide it when they came in and they would share it with different people and record
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it but never could be caught listening to it. how much the times have changed. >> matt, did you expenditure that it would be what it seems to be there tonight? >> i think it's great because i think cuban people love rock 'n' roll, they can't keep it away from them forever, obviously they are embracing it and calling it a great thing. >> the rolling stones released a press release calling it a break through for their career, not something they can say all the time. thanks matt for being with us. >> thank you antonio. >> that's it for this news hour. our next half hour, poverty and violence in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods. i'll be back in two minutes. ♪ ♪
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