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the first aid convoys have started to enter towns and neighborhoods in syria that have been under siege for months. pope, celebrating his first ever cross-border mass today and ciudad juárez -- today
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in ciudad juárez. theegin in ankara, where dust full from a vehicle explosion at the height of evening rush hour -- the death toll from a vehicle explosion at the height of evening rush hour has risen to 28. more than 60 people are injured. catherine clifford has more details for us on the explosion that came in the heart of ankara. [screaming] panic in c.: scenes of the moments after the blast, heard all over the city. it caused a large fire. emergency services rushed to recover the injured and dead.
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passersby helped to clear the way for a dozen ambulances. authorities believe a car packed with explosives targeted a convoy of military buses as the vehicles stopped at a traffic light. turkish prime minister ahmet davutoglu had planned to travel to brussels this wednesday, but he has chosen to stay in turkey in light of the attack. both the government and the military have described it as an act of terror. no group has claimed responsibility. we can go live to our correspondent, jasper, who is in ankara, close to the scene of that explosion. jasper, several officials had been speaking out since our last update with you. what more bad they told us about today's explosion -- what more have they told you about today's explosion? jasper: the most interesting
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account given by the deputy prime minister newman: the roast kurtulmus. he said there were two military buses that were waiting at the traffic lights behind me. on the other side of the traffic packed a vehicle with explosives came along this road, which intersects the road that i am standing on, turned into the road where the two military personnel buses were waiting. drove past the first of the two buses, it detonated itself. the minister of health has said the first of these two buses exploded into flames and most of the casualties -- the heaviest casualties came from that bus. was less severely
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affected. it did take fire, but people managed to get off. -- the casualties there were more lightly wounded. says we have no information about who was behind the attack, but the perpetrators can be sure we will find out who they are and we will chase them and they will not achieve their goals. what distinguishes this attack from the one in october last year outside ankara station, which is about five kilometers aer there, is that that was peace march on a saturday morning. the 100 people killed were students and regular civilians. this attack today, however, this evening -- the bomb went off at 6:30
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turkish time. it was deliberately targeting the heart of turkey's government . the military heart of it. the buses were military buses. they were waiting at traffic lights outside of military apartment blocks. the headquarters of turkey's air force and navy are over there. turkey'suarters of army is over there. parliament is 500 meters down there. it was an attack on the center of government. it is very early to speculate as to who might have been behind it . it is only speculation. expert was-- an saying on television right now that this might be kurdish revenge for turkey bombing syrian kurds -- shelling syrian kurds. turkish artillery guns shelled
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syrian kurdish positions in northern syria for four days, beginning saturday, going up to, i think, this morning to stop them advancing from the traditionally kurdish-held areas in northern syria. turkey is dead scared of syrian kurds dominating northern syria and setting up an autonomous zone there. the terrorist expert who was speculating on television a while ago thought that this could be a way of the syrian kurds saying, "you attack us, we will bomb you." catherine n.: i'm sure there will be plenty of speculation. very briefly, jasper, this is, as you mentioned, the second large-scale attack in ankara since last summer.
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you live in the city. how safe would you say people there in ankara feel given this context? coldr: i think this puts a shiver up everybody's back. certainly, i was horrified by the ankara station bombing in october. this, i think, is less threatening of regular people, in that it was deliberately targeting the military, but that was which the car bomb traveling along is one of the most heavily used roads in ankara. i drive a long it every second day or so. it's a main artery into the city center. so, you know, regular civilians could well have been killed in this explosion, just because they happened to be passing at
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the same time. turkey is in a very unstable state at this moment, and this is a threat to all of us. catherine n.: thanks very much for those updates, jasper. for more on the security situation in turkey, we can bring in a guest now. thanks very much for being with us. the director of security at the foundation for -- as we have been saying, we don't currently know who was behind this explosion. where do you think suspicion will land? >> i think it is very difficult to say, indeed, exactly perpetrated organization behind this terrorist attack, because we don't have enough information . and as you know, government did not make an explanation regarding the perpetrated organization about the ankara attack. but i think we have two
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potential terrorist .rganizations in turkey turkey and the government, the turkish military, of course, now .s operating against pkk and turkey's security force is also continuing its security operation against daesh in between turkey -- terroristo potential organizations behind this ankara attack. attackhink tonight, this is very different in terms of the attack -- this is, of course, not the first serious attack in ankara. as you know, last summer, daesh organized a terrorist attack against civilians. but at this time, the victims
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of the terrorist attack, you know, was military personnel, lots of military personnel, and the place is very important in terms of symbolizing the center of ankara, which is the capital of turkey. so, this is a type of terrorist attack against turkey. when we look at this situation in syria, particularly turkey's yd, this towards the p is also another possibility that or pkk-affiliated other terrorist organizations in turkey can have organized this type of organized -- terrorist attack in terms of the target and place. catherine n.: turkey has been for many months attacking kurdish militants and also the islamic state group in syria. at the same time, the number of attacks on turkish soil have gone up. a great number of civilians have
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died. it seems that something in the turkish government's stance on security is not working. perhaps it is time to get the kurds on their side. there was, at one time, a better relationship with the current. kurds. turkey's struggle against the pkk should be considered differently. turkey has to come back against pkk in thisgainst part of turkey. this is important because there are many militias who are pg incted to the pyd or y northern syria, so, therefore, turkey believes that there is no difference between pkk nad pyd -- pkk and pyd, in terms of their ideology and organizational ties and this
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strategy against turkey. i think turkey, at the moment, will not change its position with pkk and pyd in the region. catherine n.: thanks so much for speaking to us, live from ankara. newsline on this story. many summit between the eu and summiton the -- a mini between the eu and turkey on these issues has been called off. byt's been reported reporters at the european union. moving across to syria, they are carrying that their essentials, food, medicines, and basics, like flour. aidfirst of about 100 trucks have started arriving. the united nations have been piling pressure on damascus to
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allow access to five the siege areas initially. this is a test for warring syrian factions ahead of a potential cease-fire. clovis casali has more for us. clovis: this amateur footage shows trucks leaving hamas to bring military aid to besieged areas of syria in desperate need of supplies. workers are bringing flour, food, and medicine to the population. >> we have 18 trucks going to -- clovis: areas include counts besieged by rebels, by the islamic state group, and by syrian regime forces, such as madiya, where residents gathered when the convoy arrived. the people there have been suffering greatly from the lack of food. the delivery of aid had been made possible by the talks
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between the u.n. special envoy and the syrian foreign minister. the u.n. refugee agency remains cautious. >> i think that it is going to always be complicated, so any progress is good progress. some convoys start reaching, hopefully, the areas that were previously hard-to-reach or besieged, i think it is a good sign of goodwill that we need to build on. clovis: a syrian official prompted -- responded, "no one needed to resume -- remind the regime of its duty toward its people." top diplomats reached a deal for a cease-fire, which should go into effect on friday. violence has been ongoing, weakening the prospect of a cessation in the hostilities. catherine n.: one of europe's
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biggest hoax forgetting handle r gettinggest hopes fo a handle on the migrant crisis. hotspots can accommodate around 1000 migrants who, up to now, had been left to camp out in all weather. they can file asylum claims. and will filter migrants identify anyone who might be coming zero with terrorist motives -- coming to europe with terrorist motives. a fifth hotspot is due to open in days, according to greek officials. it would be a shock to europe and the world, the words of france's prime minister, describing the u.k.'s possible exit from the european union. -- british counterpart david cameron has promised a referendum on the issue within months.
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are at "france 24," we taking a closer look at how exiting the eu could impact the about 2 million brits who live around the rest of the continent. shona: the divide over staying in or leaving the eu extends to british citizens well beyond the u.k. this shopkeeper in amsterdam supports a brexit. >> i think it would give london more boost, give everybody of an english pride, which is what has been missing for quite a few years. shona: it's unclear what would happen to the shopkeeper if she chose to stay in amsterdam. like her, some 2 million british citizens live across the eu's other countries to >> nothing would -- other countries. >> nothing would change overnight. it would take a number of years.
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what terms had been negotiated and agreed for british citizens to carry on living in other member states is a question for negotiation. but i think it is reasonable to assume the rights of british citizens living abroad would not be as good and as strong as they are at the present time. compromised voting rights, bureaucratic complications, and visa issues could be just some of the headaches for british citizens if the brexit goes through. it is a scenario one british tourist in periscopes avoid. >> -- in paris hopes to avoid. >> it is a backward step. i can't imagine that the u.k. will do it, although i think it might be a". vote.lose shona: if the referendum goes through, british officials fear that there could be -- catherine n.: reaching across the latin america now, the pope
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has saved most -- some of his most challenging stops for his last day in mexico. he is in ciudad juárez, a city that not long ago was considered the murder capital of the world. catherine viette reports. wn inrine v.: touch-do ciudad juárez, one of mexico's most dangerous cities. the pontiff has come with a strong message of social justice, visiting communities with indigenous ties as well torn apart by the country's violent drug wars. he has drawn rapturous crowds at every step -- sometimes a little too enthusiastic. after nearly being toppled by overeager people pulling at his robe, a really irritated pope told people "don't be selfish." he prayed with prisoners, some
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of them in jail on drug-related charges. the visit was held despite the deadly riot a day earlier at another prison in northern mexico. the country's jails are notoriously crowded and corrupt, a point alluded to by the pope when he said "prisons alone cannot stop mexico's crime." his final stop will straddle the u.s.-mexican border. around 200,000 people are expected. stream of steady pedestrians has been pouring across the border from the west texas city of el paso to hear the pope. catherine n.: coming up to 20 minutes past nine in the evening here in paris -- past 9:00 in the evening here in paris. let's check on business news with our business editor markus karlsson. we start off with apple, shaping up for a bit of a showdown with the fbi. are sayinge people
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this could go as high as the u.s. supreme court, this legal showdown with the u.s. government. the electronics giant says it will fight court order to help the fbi hack into unencrypted an encryptedo iphone. the fbi wants to access the phone to build up a better the suspect was talking to. apple says a backdoor to its iphones could undermine the privacy of users everywhere were it to fall into the wrong hands. reporter: it's another episode in a long-running dispute between tech companies and law enforcement over encrypted technology. and in this case, u.s. court are asking apple to help the fbi gain access to data on an iphone belonging to san bernardino gunman syed farook. he and his wife killed 14 people in san bernardino last december before being shot dead by police.
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the fbi says the phone contains information crucial to the investigation. the application filed today in federal court is another step a potentially important step in the process of learning everything we possibly can about the attack in and bernadino -- in san bernardino. reporter: data on apple devices has been encrypted since september, 2014, meaning no one other than the device owner can access it. if a phone is locked, it requires a passcode. if it is entered 10 times incorrectly, the device is erased. even its own staff cannot access devices and that, even if it could, it would defy the purpose of encryption. >> now the u.s. government has
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asked us for something we considered too dangerous -- consider too dangerous. they have asked us to build a backdoor to the iphone. reporter: tech experts say any backdoor would make private data susceptible to hackers. markus: will prices have been climbing this wednesday as market -- oil prices have been climbing this wednesday. iran to see on whether it will sign up to the agreement struck by saudi arabia, russia, venezuela, and -- the officials are hoping to persuade tehran to join, but the response from iran has been mixed. the minister there said iran will defend its intention to raise its own outputs to pre-sanctions levels. >> what is important is that, first of all, there is excess of supply on the market.
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secondly, iran will not give up its production share. markus: on the back of that, we have seen oil prices trade higher. let's show you where they shot up on wednesday. over in new york, we saw brent crude prices were up more than 7% at the end of the trading day for the nymex. wti, also saw pretty healthy looking gains, up more than 5% on this news out of iran and the middle east. those higher oil prices are also helping stocks go higher, energy stocks in particular. u.s. shares are on course for their third consecutive closing -- close in positive territory. investors are digesting the minutes of the federal reserve's latest meeting. they suggest the fed could delay further rate rises because of the global financial conditions which, so far this year, have been a little bit shaky. that is why the fed seems to be thinking that it could wait a little bit longer to hike those
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interest rates once more. we saw a positive close here in europe with the cac 40, for instance, trading higher by about 3%. banking stocks, in particular, did well here in paris. commodity shares were led higher by glencore as the commodity trader announced the refinancing of its debt. let's talk you through some individual company news. planrdier has outlined a to reduce around 7000 jobs. the cuts would stretch over the next two years and reduce their workforce by about 10%. the company has been striving -- struggling with rising costs linked to its new passenger planes, but the cuts go beyond more than bombardier's aviation business. agricole sword in the markets on wednesday -- credit agricole soared in the markets on wednesday after the lender said it would simply by its
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compensated crossownership -- --plicated crossownership said it would simplify its complicated crossownership. analysts have long complained that its structure is too complex. cbc -- five of the bank directors have been arrested as part of a probe into suspected money-laundering. police say the man is suspected of fearing money allegedly -- -- isnk is allegedl suspected of allegedly clearing money. we head to new york, where fashion week is in full swing and labels are trying a new grip to cash in. it has previously taken months before the designs on the
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catwalk are available to regular shoppers, but fashion houses are trying to put items more -- make items more accessible by putting them on sale right away. reporter: tommy hilfiger's latest fashion week collection. titanic scale is typical of the u.s. designer, but there is a difference this year, bringing a seachange to have fashion week works. he explains why he is moving away from the traditional model of showing clothes six months before they actually go on sale. >> i think through social media there is now a new need for immediate gratification. and the younger customer does not want to wait any longer from going to show on the runway -- we are going to allow the consumer to click and buy. reporter: one of the first designers to commit to this new way of doing things was rebecca. shift that at is a
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majority of people will move to if they see that their consumer is accepting it and it is successful. we've already seen burberry come forward, tommy hilfiger. they are all embracing it. we think it will accelerate over time. reporter: the shows of fashion week,oyj4j8j8j8j
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