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kenya says it ceased control of a shopping mall from gunman and the death toll stands at 68. in doho with the world news from al jazeera and also in the program a u.n. report accuses israel of using force killing many palestinians in the west bank. iran's nuclear program is back on the agenda. the u.s. has the highest level talks in years and not exactly small change, the $4 coin that
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is worth a fortune. ♪ gunfire and explosions have continued at a besieged mall in nairobi and the special forces say they have seized control of most of west gate mall on the fourth day of fighting and rebels deny claims that all hostages have been freed from nairobi and andrew simmons reports. >> reporter: the government believes there are no more hostages inside but the siege is not over. there is gunfire that was heard as the crisis entered the fourth day. another body was removed from the scene. it had been an errie night as the mall continued to burn and the government said special forces were sweeping the building floor by floor. it's a big complex covering more
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than 32000 square meters and includes more than 80 stores. it is not clear how many attackers remain inside and the foreign minister said the attackers are foreigners. >> this is homework from al-qaeda and it was planned. i just told you that, you know, we are talking to everybody obviously. if you saw shabaab and it was somebody from somalia and forces from britain israel and u.s. have taken part in the rescue mission. >> they have attempted to storm
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the building for the jewish and u.s. for the operation and they killed some people and four who they believe to be jewish. >> reporter: calls for calm in kenya continue to pour in but once again the people in the country are in shock and some mourning the loss of loved ones and others fearing if there could be more suffering, more loss to come. that fear, that sense of loss runs deep and it's hard to find anyone who doesn't know someone caught up in an attack like this. some recall the al-qaeda bombing of the u.s. embassy back in 1998 when more than 200 people were killed. everyone here without exception is still coping with the grief. it's fair to say they have not even started to come to terms with it.
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andrew simmons nairobi. >> reporter: we are joined with the vice president of the group that is a strategic consultant agency that works with governments and companies, very good to be with you and we were discussing the situation 24 hours ago when kenya forces were saying they are in control of what is happening here. and we have been hearing more gunfire this morning, so what do you make of the fact that this appears to be ongoing despite what the kenyan forces are saying? >> controls is a relative term practically speaking and that is where we are at at this point, the tactical phase and they have a good deal of control and able to limit who can get in the building and out and restricting who gets in and out of the building and have control there. they are starting to tighten the net and i think it was delayed yesterday quite a bit because of the fire and the security forces were unable to get in the areas where the smoke was just because
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it would have been potentially deadly for that and the toxic chemicals because of the fire. as that starts to die down they will continue with the slow move to get more and more control. but they are tightening that net though doubt. >> that distresss you that the kenya forces are using to end the siege, how do you think they are going about trying to end it? >> slow and deliberate is their method and that is a sound method used worldwide. the alternative would be a very dynamic assault and takes a tremendous amount of training and with hostages, a much greater risk they will be killed in a cross fire or by the attackers themselves. >> about the hostages kenya forces say all hostages are accounted for but there are of course reports that some 60 or so civilians are unaccounted for so what do we make of that? is it possible to account for everyone until this is over and
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until the mall has been searched like we have been saying, room by room and floor by floor? >> no, it's not. and you see this in similar attacks like this historically. until the -- it's completely and until it's over and the attackers are subdued and do the complete search of the premises they will not know who is accounted for or not or who else is there. there could be a lot of people who are never reported missing by family members to begin with who are in there. >> we belief there are still some attackers inside in the west gate mall and there are reports that some of the attackers are u.s. and british citizens. >> uh-huh. >> what do you make of that? >> that is not new as far as u.s. and british citizens being affiliated with al shabaab or al-qaeda or terrorist organizations. >> why are they involved in such an attack in the kenya capitol nairobi, the rebel group al
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shabaab. >> radical process and in the case of somalia americans they could have traveled there originally just to fight for the home land because it was being in their eyes invaded and became radical when they were there and they are part of al shabaab, the terrorist organizations and they could have been radial for a number of reasons and poverty being a very common one and decided to travel there specifically to get the military training and to fight with al shabaab. >> what do the events of the last four days mean going forward for kenya like the united states and also the neighbors in the region? it seems by every account and what happened like al shabaab is back. >> they are back and al shabaab was never gone and they were pounded heavily in the last two years and never gone and they were simply pushed out of the urban areas and able to rebound
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in the rural areas and this is their first strike really outside of somalia since the attacks. >> thank you very much, that is martin and the group joining us on set, thank you. >> you are welcome. >> reporter: let's move on to other news, the israeli army is guilty of using excessive force and killing palestinians in the west bank according to a report by the u.n. and sites several cases where young palestinians are paralyzed or injured because of practices by the israeli military and peter sharp reports from bethlehem. >> last february when he took a wrong turn, the 15-year-old school boy was caught in a demonstration against the israeli army as he took a shortcut home and shot in the head, in a coma for two months and the bullet fired by the israeli shoulder is embedded in
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his skull. >> translator: there was tear gas and, grenades or i would have a longer route and passed through and got shot. >> reporter: he was shot along the wall in bethlehem that separates the communities and it's a frequent flash point. there has been a significant increase in the number of palestinians killed and wounded in the west bank and the report says this is due to the use of excessive force by the israeli military. the all too regular violent confrontations between young palestinians and the well armed israeli forces accounted for most of the deaths and 22 this year alone and nearly 3,000 injured. the human rights report says acts of violence by israeli settlers in the west bank continues to be carried out against palestinians and the available olive crop was targeted with 3500 trees
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destroyed or damaged and 98 palestinians were injured and more than 40 israelis were hurt with one israeli settler killed. and at the roadblocks and checkpoints along the west point in gaza restrictions on the freedom of movement of palestinians as the report continues to pose a major human rights concern. and the prognosis is not encouraging. he suffered major brain damage in the shooting and remains unable to walk. his parents are gone and the grandparents know they won't be with him forever. . >> translator: and god have mercy so he can walk again and his grandfather and i want this. he is 16 and what kind of future awaits him. >> reporter: they are sharing a strategy that spans the generations on the west bank. peter sharp al jazeera bethlehem. and al jazeera approached the israeli government for reaction to the u.n. report and we received this statement from
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the foreign ministry that says if there was evidence of abuse then former complaints should be submitted to the legal authorities and in every case where a complaint is submitted and investigation proceeds the foreign ministry can't comment on specific cases referred to in the report, some of which may well be under investigation if complaints have been submitted. iran is set to take part in talks on the nuclear program on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly. u.s. secretary of state will meet his iran counterpart on thursday and mohamed has already met the italian and british at the headquarters in new york. and the journalist with the government and newspaper kahan and says iran is making concessions to help talks progress. >> the government has greater authority with regard to iran's
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nuclear program and dispute with the west and it's ready to make painful compromises and includes keeping the levels at 3-5% for political use purposes only and of course the nuclear program opening for greater international inspections and it's ready to do that and negotiate these steps with the west. the question is if the west is ready. europe says it's ready but what about the united states, the united states should announce and they say they are ready but i don't think that is going to happen in a very short period of time and i don't think the dispute will go away in a short period of time and this is a very complex issue. it's not just about iran's nuclear program. >> reporter: just ahead on al jazeera, we visit the hospital overwhelmed by victims of the bomb attacks and road crashes. and we are on the bridge of the world's biggest container ship as it sails home for the first
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♪ good to have you with us, these are the top stories on al jazeera. kenya's security forces say that killed three more fighters at the siege of a nairobi mall continues. 68 people have been killed in the last three days after al shabaab raided the complex and they deny government claims that all hostages have been freed. a report by the u.n. says the israeli army is guilty of using excessive force in the west bank. 22 youths have been killed by
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israeli forces this year and the israeli foreign ministry says it cannot comment on specific cases. the muslim brotherhood will appeal against an egyptian court decision to ban all activities and freeze it's assets and the ruling allows police to arrest anyone taking part in protests organized by the group. and correspondent in cairo we are not naming for security reasons sent this report. >> this is the first major verdict against the muslim brotherhood and the group was not represented in court. most of the senior leaders are either in hiding or in jail. the judge ruled the muslim brotherhood should not be inv m vovovm solved in activitien as it damaged national security and public safety and this is a secular party here. it bans the group from activities like charity work, transferring money and dealing
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in real estate. their bank accounts will be suspended and assets frozen. >> the court did not have a choice but yield to people's demands and they alleviated the powers in egypt and tried to be the absolute power. >> reporter: the muslim brotherhood will appeal the decision and says it was politically motivated. >> the buildings in egypt and the opposition in july the 1st. >> reporter: the ruling says protests organized by the muslim brotherhood will be ban but demonstrations by the anti-coup alliance an umbrella organization that includes the muslim brotherhood will continue as long as they are peaceful and reaction the street to the decision was mixed. >> they went on the stage and predicted terrorism, bombs and gang war and this is what is happening in egypt now. >> i'm against the verdict, the
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people have seen a lot of violence in the resent days but should not point fingers for everything to the muslim brotherhood because they are used as scapegoats. >> reporter: they are considering dissolving the group and a case against the political arm, the freedom and justice party so with leaders on the run and a major court decision against it the muslim brotherhood is under pressure from all sides al jazeera cairo. >> reporter: the death toll from an attack on the church in the pakistan city is past 80 and the wounded were brought to the hospital which is one of pakistan's oldest and they reports it's struggling to cope for the rising number of victims of bomb attacks and traffic accidents. >> they have hostages in the center here, it's one of the largest and oldest medical
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institutes in pakistan and one of the busiest in the world when it comes to treating victims of road accidents and other contingencies. on this day, the casualties are from a head-on collision between a motorcycle and a truck. the lady at the hospital is the only facility of its kind in the providence every kind there is an attack or a bomb blast the victims are brought to this hospital. we declared an emergency which is also on the media, on the television and emergency has been declared which means that all of the variables come and rush to the casualty. when we have these patients, they are going to different departments like some of them need x-ray or ct scan or ultrasound or somebody needs a specialist to be seen or a cardiovascular surgeon or neuro surgeon and they are accuweather
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activated. >> and it can change with ambulances and private people rush to victims to this facility. >> with time a lot of the hospitals has developed incredible experience of these emergencies. >> reporter: the hospital will have a new section soon. increase doing capacity to treat more patients but it will need more training and even outside help if it is to cope with the attacks and bombings and al jazeera. >> reporter: to germany where chancellor merkel is a challenge after a victory. she may now have to reach out to her rivals to form a coalition government and this is jona in berlin. >> reporter: on sunday they celebrated a win bigger than any one imagined, but not big enough
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to govern alone and monday it was back to work to find a coalition partner. . >> translator: we are of course open for talks and i have already had initial contact with the chairman who said the sbd must hold a meeting of its leaders on friday. >> reporter: spd or social democrats, merkel's opponents on the center left and emerged bruised and diminished from merkel's party four years ago and will bargain hard this time for a better deal. >> translator: the spd is not standing in line or applying after ms. merkel ruined her previous partner to line up now, it's not our intention and so we are going into talks very calmly and will agree on the next steps and process with spd representatives at the party
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convention of friday. >> reporter: and they are throwing itself at the arrangement and she is guaranteed another four years in the building, the chancellor's office if she can get majority in parliament and she has the best chance of that but the talks will be tough and lasting many weeks and won't want to give away political capital than she has to and they want as much as they can get. merkel will see the election result as a powerful endorsement of strategy and financial rescues in exchange for austerity and what could complicate it is an euro party and narrowly missed making it in parliament this time but the party touched a nerve, tapping into public uneasy at the amount of taxpayer money pouring into european bail outs. >> this means the christian
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democrats will put more effort into explaining economic policy and explain why it makes sense and only politically and historically and economically to support greece and portugal. >> reporter: she is one of the most resilient leaders and will emerge dominant and powerful in a grand coalition. but it could be several weeks before that can be said with certainty. i'm with al jazeera berlin. >> reporter: rains in the philippines caused flash floods and landslides that killed 20 people and thousands of families are in shelter in emergency evacuation centers and more heavy rain is expected and we are in the providence on the west coast of the philippines. >> the providence is still under a state of calamity and 20 died and 200 homes destroyed due to
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land slides and thousands of residents have been evacuated but unsure when they can go back to homes. and many of the roads are impassable and recovery efforts are ongoing for many of those who remain trapped in many residential villages and the providence is, in fact, one of the center of illegal small mining, operations in the philippines and the supreme court ordered to halt all operations includess small scale and large scale operations and environmentalists warned of damage to the environment because of those operations but many of the residents say they don't have an option for livelihood, many of them are either reliant on fishing for their livelihood or to work in mining, operations such as those from foreign companies. so unsure when they can recover but many are worried it will take time before they can go back to their normal lives
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again. >> reporter: the captain of the costa concordia blames the men for the disaster and it is resumed after a two month break and said the indonesia refused to follow orders and the delay caused it to hit rocks and 32 people were killed. one of the world's biggest ships has a big welcome in denmark and hopes the mega vessels will rule the waves and alex reports. >> reporter: this ship is one of only three like it. it's the biggest in the world. and at 400 meters long it's roughly as big as four football and almost as wide as one. for the captain of this it has been an unforgettable trip to copenhagen. >> since here from childhood and it's a dream of mine and coming
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in here on a ship, i didn't ever realize or imagine it would be on the world's largest ship and as a captain. >> reporter: this ship is part of the new tripoli class and built for the company mask to transport goods between asia and europe and in two years it's expected there will be 20 operating and a total cost of almost $4 billion. it's big and sails slow reducing c 02. >> it will reduce the emissions for transporting goods by 50% compared to the industry average so compared to container ships on the same route and combination of bigger ship and more box shaped hull and then the more efficient engine. >> reporter: with room to hold more than 18,000 of these containers, you can begin to see just how enormous the ship is but with the asia to europe over
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capacity there are concerns that ships this big will struggle to stay fully loaded. but shipping analysts warns that it's smaller, older vessels that could lose out. >> the over capacity will persist for years to come and the challenge is not for carriers who own the mega vessels, the challenge is for the carriers that were large 10, 12 years ago and now they are too small to be profitable in the big routes and too large to be used profitably anywhere else. >> they line up to board it and other companies are planning to build even bigger ships. alex forest al jazeera copenhagen. >> reporter: blackberry agreed to $4.7 billion buyout and investors, the canadian company warned of financial and job losses. and cass turner has more. >> reporter: a private deal should be a big relief for the company. >> the company doesn't go
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bankrupt and it will survive privately and under private equity control. what this does is allow the company to sort of go off on its own and lick its wounds and inquire without the scrutiny of wall street and the rest of the public. >> reporter: it's largest shareholder will lead a buyout consortium and the valued it at $4.7 billion and under the deal shareholders gets $9 a share slightly higher than trading value and it will open an exciting chapter for blackberries, customers, carriers and employees but that is unlikely to included at products aimed at smartphone users. >> hard core users will notice but friday they said they are moving to a more business focused and tapped out of the consumer smartphone market and said apple, samsung and android it's yours now. >> reporter: they refused to comments on the private deal and
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it will not save the 4.5 thousand people who will lose their jobs next year but the inability to connect with desire and demand means the signal dropped out a long time ago, al jazeera new york. >> and this is the final of the european championships in sylvania and fans were particularly excited to see nba star tony parker. >> following tony parker on the other side of this and i don't know, he is just, i'm proud to be french and proud to see the french together. >> reporter: now a rare gold coin has gone from small change to a small fortune and known as an stella and it was made in the
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1800 in the u.s. but never released in circulation and now it is sold for more than $2.5 million at auction and the sale price is double the preauction estimate and making the coin the ten most expensive u.s. coins ever sold.


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