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>> the fate of mulla omar. >> we do bleach the report of his death is credible. >> saving syria. if. >> the price of continuing the syria war is simply too high. . >> the united nations focuses on a political solution to the war that has devastated the country. teenage soldiers. >> we are the ones defending our sacred land while others don't. >> shia militias in iraq turn to
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their young to refill their depleted ranks. and breaking a pact of silence. >> there was a pact of silence. the military paid me but i had to keep my mouth shut. >> exposing the truth about a horrible crime after nearly three decades. >> good evening i'm antonio mora. this is al jazeera tonight u.s. intelligence agencies are working to confirm reports that elusive taliban leader mulla omar is dead. intelligence agencies reported mulla's death today decide suspiciously in 2013 at a hospital in afghanistan. this time the white house is saying the reports ever credible. tability fighters had been split on whether to continue the war
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or they expect omar's death will benefit the peace talks. jennifer glasse has more on omar's death. >> reporter: mulla mohammed omar only a few photographs of him exist. communications from him came through the taliban's website usually on holidays or various. he was never clear if they were really his words. as a young man he was a mujahideen fighter battling the soiflt army's occupation of afghanistan during the 19 80s. how mulla omar became the civil proclaimed emir of afghanistan. >> eventually the taliban chose him because he had people and he
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had weapons to use. the second reason he was a famous person. >> his 30 fighters became thousands. the taliban took over afghanistan in 1996. under mulla omar's commander the taliban established security and order. stability came at a cost. harsh punishment was meted out to the people. he allowed al qaeda leader osama basharbin laden a refuge to operating in afghanistan. bin laden swore allegiance to oirmomar when bin laden's daughter wednesday omar's son.
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be mulla omar refused expelling the guest would have been anathema in peshtoon society. after four quiet years still in hiding mulla omar directed an increasingly more violent war against be successors. in recent years there has been political overtures to the taliban, after years of saying they would never negotiate with what they called a puppet government taliban representatives sat down with afghan government officials. mulla omar was nowhere to be
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seen but an online message endorsed the negotiations. by then reports suggest he had been long dead but the taliban movement he started is gaining a new political life with questions now about who its next leader will be. jennifer glasse, al jazeera kabul. >> we'll have more ton history between the u.s. and taliban plus where the death of omar would leave the group that's coming up in just a few minutes. in syrian government jets are trying to drive back a rebel advance, happening in idlib province near hama. 160 strikes in the region no word on casualties. the rebels are trying to gain control of the western coastal mountains the heart land of president bashar al-assad's alloite sect. peaceful solution of syria answer civil war. james bays reports on the
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significance of the u.n. special envoy. >> reporter: the u.n. special envoy presenting his latest plan for syria. in the past they have tried international conferences and face to face peace talks. after four and a half years of bloodshed now a much more modest proposal setting up a series of working groups. >> even with the deeply and deepening traj,ening tragedy to get no stone unturned. attuned to the serious discussions which are taking place and we are hearing them around the region and elsewhere which may require perhaps more time. >> reporter: he was referring to a number of important developments that the u.n. believes could be positive. in essence, this is a holding plan, until they see how things play out. the u.n. knows that president assad's forces are losing ground
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on the battlefield and perhaps in a matter of months his government will be prepared to make more concessions. they also know that the recent policy shift by turkey which is now prepared to carry out air strikes to stop i.s.i.l. could help the moderate opposition. the u.n. seablg ban secretary-general told me that could help too. >> p-5 members of the security council and european union and all the actors there is nothing with which we cannot do and my message is that why don't you use this politically created great momentum. and there is clearly a very important role to be played by iran. iran is crucially important player in the region. >> reporter: when he addressed the security council the secretary-general attacked their own divisions on syria. he said the conflict was a shameful symbol of the
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international community's failure. james bays, al jazeera at the u.n. >> rasha las joins me from the u.n. today. how are you? >> hi. >> iran strongly supports assad and the u.s. has made it clear that the nuclear negotiations were focused on just nuclear activities from iran not on the americans detained in iran or the syrian crisis. so is this wishful thinking on his part? >> no. i don't think it's wishful thinking at all. let us remember wrssments iran,: iran supports assad, sure, but iran wants
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hegemony, some sort of hegemony over syria and it can maintain all of this without assad by maintaining some semblance of a regime that is friendly to iran moving forward. so it's not wishful thinking at all. >> now u.n. special envoy for syria announced he wants to retort the peace talks. but really, what peace talks? they never took off at all some parties refused to sit at the table with each other. >> yes exactly. i mean the trouble with the syria war today is that there are so many conflicting interests and various parties that are involved. but right now the main parties iran russia, turkey and of course, saudi arabia and, of course syrian opposition, and the syrian people, those parties since the beginning of the war this is really the best time for them to come together. assad has finally admitted
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publicly, some sort of defeat. he knows his forces are tired. he knows that iran and russia will not support him forever. >> you think that's make him more inclined to try find some sort of political solution? >> yes. but it won't -- he's not going to come up with a political solution on his own. he's going to need that push from his patrons iran and russia and i think right now is a good time for -- especially iran as it joins the international community to sort of cash in on some political capital. and come out as a conciliatory party in the -- to resolve the crisis in syria. >> on the other hand, how much can peace talks accomplish if groups like i.s.i.l. and el nusra who has become large players in the war there will likely never be included in those talks? >> you know i think i.s.i.l.
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will be irrelevant as soon as there's some solution to the syria crisis, if assad is removed from power i.s.i.l. will become more and more irrelevant, as people on the ground stop supporting it. i.s.i.l. gets its power from the existence of the assad regime. so tackling that will neutralize i.s.i.l. >> other big news about syria this week was this establishment of a safe zone. in the north first it was announced that the u.s. and turkey would those are this zone there. now it is not even clear that the u.s. has agreed to it. so is there confusion about what the parties want to do? >> well, i think the confusion is over, you know, turkey's real motivatemotive here with the safe zone, u.s. does not want turkey to be focused on the kurds or focusing
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its rath from preventing the kurds from facing any sort of unity on the border. turkey seems to be as obsessed with the kurds as with i.s.i.l. at this point. this is a point of contention between turkey and the u.s. but it will be resolved. there is you know a safety zone really important right now. because turkey is suffering from so much pressure from the displaced syrian population that would be so much easier for syrians and turks and everyone involved to keep syrians in a safe zone. >> it's good to have you with us. turkey is stepping up it's be assault, turkish villages controlled by the pkk. germany's foreign ministry says that the pkk may be planning an
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attack on public transportation in turkey. the warning was posted on the foreign ministry's website. say turkey's underground network could be at risk. creating a divide within the turkish government. are bernard smith has the report. >> this is the first time, all the opposition parties took the opportunity to round on the rule ak party and accuse it of allowing it, there was a suicide bombing near the border with syria. the opposition party has said the rule ak appeared, ignored threat from i.s.i.l they've even allowed i.s.i.l. fighters to come and go across the border. in response the government has dissented this saying in 2014 it officially recognized i.s.i.l.
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as a terrorist group and the deputy prime minister and the priements both saying that whatever the terrorist groups are in the country we condemn all of them. but at the same time, a couple of opposition groups have said that the government is being too soft on the pkk also a target of air strikes from turkish government in recent days. it says the government has given too much away to the pkk and allowed them to gather in strength. so a division from turkey's opposition group also with the pkk the kurdistan workers party. >> bernard smith in turkey. giving the credit to a party, in suspected i.s.i.l. warrior. traveled to turkey to support i.s.i.l. court documents said nagee
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brought body armor and went to turkey twice to meet i.s.i.l. fighters. heavy casualty to fill their ranks they have implemented a mandatory military service for teenagers. anyone older than 13 is required to join the fight. imran khan reports from baghdad. >> young recruits study battlefield tactics in one of the shia bases north of baghdad. they are taking advantage of the cooler night air to learn deadly skills. at summer camps across iraq they are being taught to fight. the teenagers have answered the call to join up from the high shia muz lick muslim cleric. believing that their fight is just. >> translator: we are here at this camp answering the call of marjaya to defend our lands from terrorism. we are getting courses on
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weapons, rules of engagement and first aid. we are also getting islamic doctrine weapons. >> they just the same mix of battlefield test and religion. not all the recruits are buying into the doctrine. this is hamza not his real name and he's asked for his identity to be coffin sealed. he is angry with the shia militia he was stationed with. >> we are the ones defending our sacred land while others don't. look at the sobs of officials most of them are living abroad and in safety. why don't they come back and defend our lands. i used to fight at one of the funds in fallujah. my family didn't allow me to go back i lost interest in fighting because i saw many young men dying in vein. vain. they are not defending their
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lands yet living a prosperous life elsewhere. >> reporter: that age are against iraqis who don't join the fight is typically typical against many. the number of militia casualty is high. the united states is prohibited by law from supplying military aid to any regime that back underage militias. critics of the militias say the reason they are recruiting people so long is because of losses on the battlefield. that is a charge that the militias deny but by no means is this a new thing. saddam hussein used to use young recruits he called them his lion cubs. this is simply a continuation of that tradition. the iraq fight against i.s.i.l. imran khan khan, al jazeera
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baghdad. coming up the future of the taliban as u.s. involvement in afghanistan dwindles. also the wife of convicted spy jonathan pollard reacts to his upcoming parole, 30 years after he went to prison for stealing secrets for israel. israel.
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>> in context tonight, the taliban. born in the chaos of afghanistan during the soviet war the fighters who became the taliban used weapons received from the united states to take control of the country in the mid '90s. mulla omar's protection led to the taliban's downfall after 9/11. courtney kealy has the story. >> we condemn the taliban
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regime. >> days after the taliban attacks then president george w. bush delivered these words. >> deliver to the united states authorities all the leaders of al qaeda who hide in your land. >> less than a month later the u.s. and u.k. invaded afghanistan in pursuit of osama bin laden the u.s. coalition toppled the taliban regime who had allowed bin laden safe haven since 1996. nearly 14 years later after a cost of over $1 trillion and the lives of over 21,000 21,000 afghans some are 1900 troops remain on the ground as does the taliban threat. the taliban operates largely out of pakistan and continues offensives as of today. u.s. embassies of kenya and tan
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tanzania. u.s. launched symptom hawk missiles. the taliban grip bake un unbreakable. bill richards traveled to afghanistan. held cabinet rank at the time was the highest ranking official to visit kabul and the then closed u.s. embassy since the 1978 pro-communist coup. born for the mujahideen, the holy warriers who battled the soviet army in the 1980s continued. turned on their patron. it would take until 2010 for u.s. diplomats to gib to engage in face to face talks with the
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taliban in qatar in what became the group's political office. >> it is very unnerving to be a prisoner. >> reporter: four years later the taliban released its last prisoner bowe bergdahl. >> he is an american soldier that's been in captivity for five years. the war's winding down. let's bring him home. we did. >> last december, nato closed its combat mission in a secret ceremony in kabul to avoid taliban attacks. president obama called it a milestone. >> because of the extraordinary service of the men and women in the american armed forces, afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its own country. >> reporter: the taliban called it a victory. courtney kealy. al jazeera.
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>> joining us from washington d.c. is matt zeller, a fellow at the truman project. mulla omar has been reported dead a number of times. this time, more credible? >> he's probably been dead for a while now. >> reports are as you said more than two years ago he died in a hospital in karachi pakistan. why would it have taken this long for it to come out in a more credible way? doesn't that raise questions about the pakistani-s in pakistanis not sharing that information? >> it does. i think what you're seeing here is a covert way of the pakistani government signaling to us and the afghans that now pakistan will be serious about some sort of negotiated settlement at the negotiating table. the beginning of a preference to
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set up for taliban to make a tiny pivot in strategy or strategic goals where suddenly, instead of setting up for the islamic emirate that's going to leave an afghan state for the very first time since ever against a taliban insurgency that is still very much fighting insiding afs. >> what is your opinion about the u.s. withdrawal and what it will mean for the taliban? >> i think if we pull out all of our forces and stop sending the aid and assistance that the afghan military has begun to depend upon, to fight the taliban, one of the things will happen either the afghans will
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stand on their own two feet, or a projected fight maybe initially on where you'll see some actual real heroics on behalf of afghans trying to fight and defend their home land in a last gasp, but the afghans depend on us for their gasoline, for their logistic support and not only bullets and beans but frankly trained soldiers. they cannot sustain the level of losses that they're currently having and if that goes forward you're going to see the collapse of the afghan military. >> going back to mulla omar, the taliban had acted as if he was still around. they were issuing statements in his name. a u.s. official said omar's death could lead to hard line faction he of the taliban becoming more independent and aligning with i.s.i.l. he said that would be a nightmare scenario.
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do you agree? because we do have -- we have had reports of taliban fighters joining i.s.i.l. already. >> i don't disagree. you see low levels of the taliban split split off and call themselves i.s.i.l. with maybe an emissary or two into iraq. the taliban have said, strictly told daesh state out of afghanistan. they are the ones governing afghanistan or having a say in its governance going forward. >> how will this compromise the passions negotiations between the taliban and the afghan government or have these talks happened because omar is dead? >> the taliban quite assuredly have decided peace talks should go ahead. since they left afghanistan what you're going to see is the peace talks going forward.
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the dread pirates robbers of the taliban. it never mattered if there was a mulla omar alive so long as there is an idea of the mulla omar the taliban are the ones that are going to determine the time and place of mulla omar's death. the taliban whether and if they feel it's appropriate time for their strategic interest to announce it that's when it's going to happen. >> matt del zeller, thanks. >> a star studded video. >> because we would be dead. >> super-dead. >> like totally fried by a major nuclear bomb dead. >> coming up the arguments from capitol hill to hollywood. also why british actress and
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singer jane birkin wants her name taken off the famously pricey hermes bags.
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>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm antonio mora. coming up on international news, downing of a malaysia airlines flight over eastern ukraine. a university of cincinnati campus police officer who shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop was indicted by a grand jury today. ray tensing's camera was rolling, when he pulled ed dubose's car because it didn't have a front license plate.
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the police commissioner called it asinine. allegedly concealing a $1 million loan from a donor. government money to pay back the loan. hata is also excused of using campaign funds to pay off his son's student debt. florida governor rick scott is ordering reports of abortions in the state. harvesting tissues florida planned parenthood denies the ailingses. libby casey reports. >> reporter: stop military brass took a turn on capitol hill defending the deal on iran adding their voices and
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credentials to the white house team pitching the plan. >> it's a good deal because it prevents iran there getting a nuclear weapon in a comprehensive and verifiable way. >> reporter: defense secretary ash carter and joint chiefs of staff chairman martin dempsey agreed all options if iran walks away from the deal. >> i've said from the start that relieving the risk of a nuclear conflict with iran diplomatically is superior than doing it militarily. but i will sustain the military options in case that becomes centers. >> but congressional members believe that is not enough. >> it is the u.s. military to do what is necessary if all else fails. and yet this agreement would enable iran to construct the kind of advance military arsenal that could make our military
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option far costlier to employ. >> reporter: democrats are weighing their options it's their support the white house needs from congress to derail the deal. >> do you believe that if we walk away from this deal iran has a nuclear weapon by curricula? >> they could certainly generate the materials within months. >> they dissent gop claims that there are dangerous details in so-called secret side deals between iran and the international atomic energy agency or iaea. >> it's a confidential agreement it's being pos churd as this great sort of side. it is a confidential agreement which is the standard procedure of the iaea. we have lived with the iaea senator, we have relied on the iaea for years. >> we win. >> republican senators running for president just the hearing to stay an aggressive stance
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against the obama administration. >> you're refusing to answer the question. secretary carter is it correct that iran is the leading state sponsor of terrorism in the world? >> i was asked before and i believe that is true yes. >> those are not the people that the white house hopes to win over in the next few months, it's democrats and swefnts constituents that the white house would like to win over in the long august recess. libby casey, al jazeera. >> agreement currently on the table is the best way to ensure iran doesn't build a (bleep) bomb. >> and it gives the international community unprecedented access to verify that iran is keeping up its end of the bargain. >> a strong deal built on international diplomacy is the best way forward.
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>> and the alternative to that is war. >> war with vaughn a really bad idea. >> the worst idea ever. >> look we all love our children and the iranians love their children and (bleep). >> we've got a deal on the table that keeps us all safe. >> do me a favor okay? don't let some hotheaded member of congress screw it up. >> because it's not actually all that funny. >> the pro-deal campaign is being organized by global zero, an advocacy organization which aims to eliminate all nuclear weapons worldwide. the u.s. government has authorized selling 600 patriot missiles to saudi arabia and missiles to the united arab emirates. these weapons deals are worth billions of dollars. nuclear deal from iran so pose a regional security risk. joining us from washington d.c.
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is former ambassador, nicholas burns, former lead negotiate on iran's nuclear program. always good to see you ambassador. >> good evening antonio. >> you testified at the congressional hearing and you said you are in favor of the agreement because there are greater risks in not having it in place but you were also very clear that the administration needs to take a tough line on inspections and enforcement if there are any violations. >> that's right. i think this is a good deal for the united states because it essentially freezes iran's nuclear program for next ten to 15 years. iran has been accelerating forward since ahmadinejad took over. our other message is there are some down sides, there are some risks. after the expiration of this deal ten to 15 years from now iran will have a theoretical right to reconstitute that program. we've got to be ready for that. its aggressive actions in syria
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iraq lebanon, if you will, what i was argue for today was go ahead in the nuclear deal but push the iranians back, with our arab partners and with israel and our arab partners in the rest of the middle east. i think that's a sensible strategy for the united states. >> i was struck by the fact you're pessimistic that the deal so lead to more normal relation west iran. in fact you pretty much argue it wouldn't be good to have closer relations with iran right now. >> i think it's a positive that secretary kerry now has a relationship with mohammed javad zarif, that he can call him we didn't have that type of relationship with iran for 35 years but iran is the major problem in the middle east, its big push for power in the heart of the sunni world has
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destabilized many countries in the middle east. i don't trust iran, as long as the people calling the shots are people like kassi administration sulemani, or ayatollah khamenei. >> leading the policy on iran ten years ago you put together the p-5 plus one but you couldn't get iran to the negotiating table in 2006 and 2007. is it the ahmadinejad government being replaced by rouhani the placement of sanctions or both? >> i think certainly both. the change to rouhani different person made a difference. but most importantly sanctions became global in iran, you had nearly every major country in
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the world participating in a sanctions action. it convinced them they had to go to negotiations and try the win some kind of agreement there and again i think this agreement when you stop their program you stop their forward movement and you freeze them for 10 to 15 years, that to me is an an unambiguous agreement. clear site to make sure iran is actually abiding by this agreement. >> you know iran and the question of course is how big a concern is it that iran will cheat? north korea did. are you confident that a more elaborate agreement than what existed with north korea and better technology from iaea can prevent cheating cheating? >> i don't know that we can prevent cheating. iran has lied about its nuclear
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facilities until other people revealed them so i think we have to assume that iran will try cut corners. it will not tell the truth about everything it's doing so the iaea has to be bolstered. i called today at the senate foreign relations committee where i testified to provide more funds to the iaea to hire more inspectors, we are going to have to have 24-7 inspections in that country for next 25 years so the iaea will have to be bolstered to do that job. anyone who is interested in this i urge them to read your testimony. ambassador burns great to have you with us. thanks. the wife of spy jonathan pollard is celebrating his upcoming release from a prison, sentenced to life in prison in 1987 after admitting to spying
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for israel. speaking today in jerusalem a joyful esther pollard praised the u.s. decision to grant her husband parole. >> i can hardly wait. i'm counting the days is, the the hours, the minutes the seconds. until i can take him into my arms and we can close the door on the past behind us. and begin to heal and to rebuild our lives. >> today an israeli official confirmed that the country is now pushing the u.s. to allow pollard to travel to israel as soon as he is granted parole. strong evidence that israel committed war crimes in gaza. israel made no effort to protect palestineian civilians during the
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so-called black friday israel says the amnesty report is flawed and one sided. israel began demolition on a housing complex on the west bank, buildings torn down but a new jewish settlement will be built nearby. expressing concerns over the project calling it illegitimate and unhelpful. benjamin netanyahu has refused all requests to stop construction. after 30 years a chilean soldier breaks his silence. and a tantalizing clue in the search for the malasian air tragedy. tragedy.
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could have been them. >> in our off the radar segment we look at the arrest of 1300 soldiers in chile. it was one of the most notorious crimes linked to the 17 year dictator ship of augusto
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pinochet. lucia newman reports. >> the signs read, "we are all rodrigo." his last words were, "the soldiers burnt me alive. ." carmen yah quintana, 18 at the time of the attack against the two pro-democracy protesters, survived. >> they covered our bodies with petrol and set us ablaze and dumped obodies 20 kilometers away. >> this is the place they were set on fire by aa military patrol. a simple plaque commemorates a of an act committed during the pinochet dictator ship, those who took partly were paid for their silence and their military commanders actually promoted.
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in an unprecedented move fernando guz guzman came forward. >> there was a pact of silence the military fade me but i had to keep my mouth shut. >> reporter: the breaking of the so-called pact of silence that has allowed most human rights violations to go unpunished, has opened a panzora's box has led to the arrest of officers including the captain who allegedly gave the order. protesters shouted assassin, where to last week he was still working for the army as an advisor. carmen gloria quintana who lives in canada is now back in chile to demand justice. on wednesday morning she went to the prosecutor's office to
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protest against anyone involved in planning or carrying out the attack. >> translator: i demand the civilian powers harched over the names of those responsible for human rights violations. this pact of silence cannot continue. >> reporter: she tells me it's not just for her but for the thousands of other victims of the dictatorship, especially those whose bodies have never been found. this week an emotional president michelle bachelet speaks. >> much is still involved. chile asks them to follow guzman's example. >> and example crimes against humanity that millions of chileans refuse to forgive or forget. lucia newman, al jazeera
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santiago. a clue into malasian 370. it appears to be part of a wing, a u.s. official says investigators are confident it belongs to the same type of aircraft as the missing plane. the boeing 777 with 239 people on board disappeared in march of 2014 while flying from kuala lumpur to beijing. also a united nations security resolution to find closure of another malaysia airlines tragedy. a tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down mh 17 over eastern ukraine last july. the u.n. has accused the pro-russian separatists at brick down the plain with a missile.
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>> i'm tarek bazley in london where it's hoped that dna inspired sculptures will raise millions for 69. 69. for science.
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>> comedian mo amer. >> are we filming a short? what's happening? >> confronting stereotypes. >> i was afraid to be myself. >> mixing religion and comedy. >> get over it you know who i am... a. >> in zimbabwe a court appearance for one of the persons accused in the killing of cecil the lion. failing to prevent american walter palmer from unlawfully killing cecil. bronkurst was released on bail. since the story broke palmer has become the focus of intense backlash on social media, john terret has more. >> still no sign of the minnesota dentist and big game hunter walter palmer, killer of the beloved lion, cecil. while a few protestors gathered outside his office, patients
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received a letter, palmer sake i deeply regret that a pursuit i practice responsibly and illegally resulted in the taking of this lion. that was never my intention. the reaction online was unapoll jetting. one of the biggest jeet back lashes in recent history. on twitter at #cecil the lion, comedian ricky jervais says, i'm struggling to imagine anything more beautiful than this. knockout puch from lennox lewis what difference does it make? trophy hunting is a very sick pastime. luring cecil a much loved favorite out of the protected area he lived using raw meat strapped to a vehicle.
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once in the open he shot the lion with a bow and arrow and then stalked him more than three days before finishing him off and beheading him. palmer believed his permits were in order and there's a gray area whether what he did was legal or not in be zimbabwe. his facebook page has been taken down part of comments like this from jimmy kimmel. >> if you can make this into a positive sorry okay, make a donation to support him at the very least maybe we can show the world that not all americans are like this jack-hole here this dentist. >> the killing of cecil lit up jeet but thesocial media but the truth is, lions are hunterred and killed every day.
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some 600 each year. there are only about 30,000 of them left in the wild. >> what you see this storm of jeetd thissocial media this matter can really address this to bring about and bring about this concern. and trust me government officials are paying attention othis. they don't want people to say you know what i'm not even going to go to zimbabwe now they're not protecting their animals. >> recently threated phenomenon her action after this picture went viral. and 19-year-old cheerleader kendall jones from texas drew dereiteration for a competition she set up to find the hottest male hunter. john terret, al jazeera. >> the woman whose name appears on the luxury hermes birkin bag wants to withdraw her name.
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at the are texas farm where hermes gets crocodile skin, one that had diamond encrusted hardware sold for $220,000. birkin says she wants her name off the bags until more humane practices are in place. now turkey's daily saba takes on a topic that confronts many. >> recent days. the headline is turkey, kurds and i.s.i.s. who is fighting whom? questions the wisdom of turkey opening talks with certain factions. pkk is a dangerous game had a could spectacularly back fire. the sydney morning herald writes about the tpp negotiations, secrecy and costs voters will not tolerate a shift in their power from governments to
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multinational corporations. nor will they tolerate foreign corporate interests over domestic ones. and the economist is looking ahead to the paris climate change summit in december. on the economics of the end of the world as we know it. the writers say the cost of reducing current emissions must be compared with the benefits which they say includes preventing potentially catastrophic risks including potential extinction of the human race. a number of unusual sculptures have appeared in london double helix of dna. tarek bazley reports. >> this summer lord nelson has company prospect trafalgar square hosting the competition of 21 giant sculptures. inspired by the double helix. graphic artist darren baker was one of those invited to take
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part. >> if you look closely, there are two lands one is a young child and the other is the older man. the concept is showing humanity coming together and from that we have a force for good and fight diseases and humanity as a whole. >> car make are jaguar be sponsored one of the pieces. and ted baker,. >> raising the profile and funds for a new research institute focused on tackling the major human diseases. the $1 billion francis krit institute, named after one of the scientists who discovered the structure of dna is due next year. >> 1200 of the world's best scientists under one roof, and
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together they are going to work to beat not just cancer but all human diseases. we genuinely believe that with this culture of creativity we're going to build that we have a chan to revolutionize medical science. >> pilar had her own dna sequenced as part of the project. >> make you think about art makes you think about science or math you know it's quite mathematical in a way because of the geometry. >> the sculptures will be around the area until they are auctioned, with the money from the sale helping to be fund the next generation of medical research. tarek bazley, al jazeera central london. >> a union there says the popular ride sharing service uber doesn't always pay minimum wages or offer paid vacations to its drivers. london's taxi drivers have
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threatened complaints against uber drivers. uber is facing where are conflict worldwide against its practices. thanks for watching. "america tonight" is up next. i'll see you next in an hour. hour. >> on "america tonight": life on the outside. for a generation aging outs of the system. "america tonight's" michael okwu with the struggle these seniors face in their second acts. also ahead. house of screams. the torture that took place inside a chicago police station. "america tonight's" lisa fletcher with a victim forced to confess and the truth that set them free. >> what does that say? >> i'm a free man. on paper that i