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>> malaria researchers here are worried about this weed. >> rival factions in libya have agreed to form a national unity government in a bid to end a conflict that has torn the government apart. u.n.-sponsored talks have been going on for months. the first is the general national congress. the gnc operates out of tripoli. it came to power when libya dawn took over the capital last year. the group drove out the government to tobruk. and our diplomati diplomatic
editor james bays. >> there were smiles when the u.n. mediator announced his plans for an unity government. they said it had been a difficult process. >> this was not success. we have been listening to many people. >> at its head a the architect in tripoli. it's now been four years since the death much libya's former ruler, the country has been racked by turmoil and violence ever since. the two factions reluctantly agreed to the deal, there has
been bloodshed and bad blood. one of the first challenges will be to take on isil who have a major foothold. libya's borders are not secure. the countries are awash with weapons and it's a major root for migrants and refugees from all over country who make their way to libya's coast. so many people have died at sea from libya to europe. for months they have been proposing the idea of a maritime operation to intercept the boats. now on friday a resolution to authorize that operation will come before the u.n. security council for a vote. james bays, al jazeera, the united state united nations.
>> russia denies that four of its missiles have landed in iraq. moscow said that all 26 missiles fired hit their intended target. the government has not commented. there is concern about the reports. >> if it's true that they lasted in iran, again, i'm not going to get into greater detail, but i think something like that happened i think it points all the more towards the need for deconfliction procedures in place. >> meanwhile, russia is continuing it's airstrikes in syria. this video is set to show the airstrikes. 27 isil targets have been hit in the provinces of hamas, homs.
syrian opposition groups say that other forces have been hit. secretary of state john kerry said that he's concerned that mosco moss it is not moscow's only target. >> i would like to repeat that the russian army bombs only terrorist and those who are contacted wit with them. those who are not terrorists have nothing to worry about. >> airstrikes are said to be a troubling escalation. neave barker reports. >> now nato is playing catch up. russia's rapid military deployment in syria caught the alliance by surprise. described by the u.s. ambassador
to nato was quite impressive. after nato member turkey said that russian fighter jets had violated it's air space. >> i call on russia to play a constructive role in the fight against isil. but the russian actions and the support to the regime are not helpful. the recent violations of turkish air space are unacceptable. nato will continue to follow the developments closely, and we stand in strong solidarity with turkey. >> russia's launch an increasing number of aerial attacks on positions in syria along with cruise missiles from the caspian sea. nato fears that russia is not just interested in destroying isil and al qaeda but all
anti-assad groups, including rebels backed by the u.s. nato has responded to the challenge posed by russian airstrikes by rushing through task force deploying thousands of troops, machinery on short notice. there will be new bases in eastern and southern europe protecting the alliance member turkey from any spill over from the war in syria. >> i think russia is asserting its presence in the military in a strategic and public way. we're here. we're going to be here, and there is going to be more of us here. >> syria's war is becoming increasingly crowded. russia and u.s. alliance fighter jets now share the same air space but back different sides of the conflict. russia said that it's incursion in turkey's air space was accidental. neave barker, al jazeera,
brussels. >> anti-government protests in lebanon's capital of beirut turned violent on thursday night. the police used water canons and tear gas to disperse demonstrators. allegations of corruption and incompetence has been leveled at the government. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says strong steps will be taken against those inciting violence in the country after a series of stabbings. tensions are high across israel and the occupied palestinian territories. mike hanna reports from west jerusalem. >> in each case the police work quickly on the scene, but they're unable to predict when or where the next random attacks will take place. the first in this latest series of attacks were in or around the old city. but in the past two days they have occurred in separate
israeli towns and police say dealing with these uncoordinated and random attacks pose as major challenge. >> we are talking about loan wolf attacks. about random unplanned and high tech attacks. these incidents are very complicated and a lot of skill and capability is needed to hand it will. >> prime minister benjamin netanyahu has kept a high public profile in recent days. visiting israelis into the takes. and at the end of yet another day of conflict he held a news conference with his security chiefs in a clear bid to reassure the israeli public. >> that wil we are in the midst of a wave of terror. we will win and defeat the terror. we're facing attacks by night, fire bomb and live ammunition. these are unorganized attacks, but they are the result of inwhitement by hamas, the palestinian authorities and
other countries in the region. and the islamic movement in israel. they spread lies about our policies in the temple mound. these are lies. we do not want to change the status quo in the temple gland they had this relax t reaction to the latest stabbing. >> we don't attack anyone and we don't want anyone attacking us. we tell the israeli government stay away from our holy places. the islamic and christian holy places. we want peace, and our hands remain extended for peace regardless of what is happening to us. >> demonstrations in occupied east jerusalem continue with the lifting of restrictions and access to the old city, doing little to reduce tension. there is still wide-spread perception that israel is intent
on taking greater control of the al aqsa compound. >> al aqsa should be respected as a mosque. ♪ >> and contributing to what is a general mood of anger and frustration are demonstrators from the israeli right. many gathering outside of the prime minister's home to demand he takes even stronger action. and some threatening to start taking action themselves. mike hanna, al jazeera, west jerusalem. >> time for a short break here. when we come back, tensions between north korea and it's closest ally china. and a crisis of britain's health services where thousands of junior doctors are threatening to walk out.
>> we're offering something on our menu that no-one else is offering. >> welcome back. rival factions in libya agree to form a national unity government. there have been two rival governments since 2014. talks have been going on in morocco for months. russia is denying reports that four of its cruise missiles may have crashed in iran. they were launched from the caspian see on wednesday. israeli's prime minister benjamin netanyahu said strong steps will be taken against those who incite hatred.
palestinians are angry over what they say israel's intention to change the status quo at the al aqsa mosque compound. despite appeal for calm, tensions are riding across the occupied west bank. we have this report from ramallah on what is driving the unrest amongst the palestinians. >> their frustration is boiling over and they vent their anger at the occupying forces. young palestinians, many in their teens throw rocks, sometimes petrol bombs, retaliation goes from tear gas to pull let's. the palestinian crowds will has infiltrators such as these four masked men who are among those protesting in ramallah on wednesday. one of them was even carrying a flag of hamas. all of a sudden they drew pistols and open fired with the backing of the israeli soldiers. one of the protesters were critically wounded.
others seized. it's a risk this young man is willing to take. he won't tell us his name for his own security but says he's an engineering student. >> both studies on the struggle or important. but these days it's important to take part in the clashes. >> there are several flash points and all over the west bank are clashes erupt on nearly a daily basis. this is creating anxiety among many people here who wonder how long will these tensions last, and if they could evolve into something better. >> working in a shop just a few blocks away from the checkpoint, he took part a few years ago. now he spends most of his day watching the fighting from afar. >> i don't do it any more because it's useful. but i support them. when i was wronger i was feisty, now i know that i could be
injured or killed. that's it. what's the solution? the youth are upset with what is happening ata at al aqsa compound. for those on the front line, protests are u protests protests are essential. >> the organizers opportunity protest say it's not yet time for a full-scale up rising. >> our generation has more energy than the older one. they're tired or disillusioned. but we have to believe that what was taken by force has to be returned by force. if we don't have a plan, a clear goal, we won't get nothing out of it. just another catastrophe, and this will benefit our enemy. >> the oslo accord were signed in 1994. recently president said they
would not follow them. >> nigeria as declared of ebola a year ago. >> the african state of guinea is supposed to be holding an presidential election in two day's time. there has been increasing violence as rival political parties rally. the hospital worker said that at least one person has been killed. here is caroline malone. >> they're supposed to be taking their differences to the polls on sunday. but instead members of the opposing political parties in quinea have taken their differences to the streets. supporters the head of the main opposition party rallied on thursday. things turned violent when they
met members of the ruling party who had support of the police. the people set shops and vehicles on fire and they fought each other. >> there was a man next to us who had blood in his pocket. he wanted to stab my friend. when i stopped him, he stabbed my hand and ran away. >> there are seven candidates running to unseat the president. he got in office in late 2010 and promised change for guinea that, a country that suffered for years after dictatorship. but the view of many people here is that conde has not done enough. >> we're tired of this government. we don't have work. we don't have money. we're tired of him. let's call it now. >> some opposition leaders say they want to delay the election. they say that there are irregulator irregular
irregularities. but the vote will still happen on sunday. caroline malone, al jazeera. >> scientists fighting malaria in east africa are facing a new enemy a weed invading the countryside. it is growing across uganda, tanzania, ethiopia, somalia and kenya, research has found that it attracts mosquitoes. >> scientists at the international center of ecologicallecology are studying the faminewood that mosquitoes feed on and how much it involved in the battle against malaria. the weeds keep them alive when
they can't find blood to suck. the research started in 2007, and it's still in its early days. but lead researchers say that the preliminary findings are worrying. >> mosquito can live very long. it just tells us that when the mosquitoes are occurring, it can survive a lot longer. the question is what does it mean in terms of the impact on the mosquito? >> this weed originally from north and south america was introduced to east africa in the 1970s, and has been spreading fast displacing many other plants. it can grow in any environment and anywhere weather. a big concern over this weed in what it could mean where the malaria is still very high.
the weed keeps the mosquito parasite alive longer, then this could be a problem. malaria is widespread in western kenya. educational programs and vicente strategies have helped to relief it. but many don't seek treatment. doctors say that everyone should be aware of the weeds in danger. >> it is to be the lead offici official. people need to get to know this plant. it is common, but people don't know the effect on humans and on animals an. >> clearing the weed for years but it always grows back. he does not know about the link with malaria. he does know that none of the other plants can grow when it is around. >> it grows very fast. we don't know what to do about
it. but we're trying to cut it as soon as it comes up. >> back in nairobi scientists continue to try to solve the problem of the malaria carrying mosquitoes. al jazeera, kenya. >> police in texas made a surprise discovery when they searched a tractor trailer. 39 undocumented migrants from guatemala, el salvador and mexico were found in the back of the truck. the group, including four children, were taken into custody by the u.s. border parole. the driver was arrested, and they could face up to ten years in jail. police in northeastern brazil have dispersed students occupying university buildings. pepper sprays have been used against those who complain with excessive use of force. scuffles have broke out over the
new rules. british junior doctors are threatening to go on strike over new rules that make them work longer with less pay. emma hayword reports. >> the national health service starts. >> it was an ambitious plan to bring free healthcare for all. for decades it's been the pride of britain. now nearly 70 years on the national health service is in crisis. under pressure and struggling to pay its bills, thousands of junior doctors are threatened to walk out in a row over pay conditions. tom is a young doctor. he loves his job and always expected to work long hours but worries a new contract which the u.k. government wants to introduce could push people too
far. >> we all went into it because we want to help people. we all knew there were long hours and it's a stressful job, and we were prepared for that. >> it will effect 50,000 junior doctors working in england. the government has offered some concessions and junior doctors should be treated with fairness. but what it demonstrates is the widespread worry of the future of an once world renown free to use nhs. worried that a system, which is supposed to be the gold standard in care for everyone, not just the rich, is being steadily dismantled. many junior doctors fear that this new contract will put more pressure on an already squeezed service. more and more of them are considering going abroad to work. the perception is that in places such as australia and new zealand they would be
treated better. >> what we're upset about is if we work dangerously long hours then the decisions we make, which are life-and-death decisions, could be impaired. we don't want to end up in a situation where we put patients at risk because we're tired, and we're not able to make the indications safely. >> if they do take industrial action it will be the first time since 1970s. emma hayward. al jazeera, london. >> sepp blatter left fifa headquarters after being suspended for 90 days. the president of the world's football governing body as well as uefa president michel platini were caught up into a can exactly investigation. north korea is preparing for saturday's military parade to mark the 70s anniversary of the ruling party. it will be watched by a chinese
delegation. relations between the two neighbors have been tense recently. we have reports from the china-north korea border. >> north korea is tantalizingly close here. the industrial city just meters from the chinese border. the river marks the front between two supposed allies, but it appears that relations are not what they were. a police roadblock outside of the chinese village where four people were murdered last december. we were turned away. china's government blames north korea soldiers who came looking for food. this local man said more needs to be done to protect the community. >> of course i worry about my safety, but there is nothing that i can do about it. i live here. >> like most people here mr. lee
is ethnic korean. he lives in the city of cechung where police cameras have been installed. ten people have been murdered since last december. chinese government officials confirm another citizen was shot in the area two weeks ago, but they won't say if they think north korea is to blame. in response to the murders, some have moved away. but villagers have already begun to empty as younger generations left to find better prospects. only the elderly remain, and they feel especially humbly now. if. >> if they come looking for food, you just give it to them. if you don't they might take revenge on you. >> some worry that the barrier is not enough to protect them. >> across the border a glimpse
of every day life in north korea, and as you can see there is a gap in the fend make it is easy for a storms to slip into china. >> china's government has shown willingness to publicize the murders. a sign of beijing's growing anger and frustration. >> i would say that th it's not at the tipping point. >> but korea's president was guest for dinner. >> for now, china remains north korea's most important and far richer friend, but the tensions it's provoking along this border could put that friendship at
risk. adrian brown, al jazeera, on the china north korea border. >> a quick reminder you can keep up-to-date with all the news on our website. there it is on our screen. the address www.aljazeera.com. that's www.aljazeera.com. i'm ali velshi, on target - lawmakers get away with putting politics before poll dpi, and before the people they are elected to serve. state of the unions - work in the auto industry is not quite what it used to be americans are losing faith if they haven't already in washington politics. this is another example of the revolting politicking by americans and officials. k
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