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>> turkey said it will control to stop refugees from crossing the avian if the e.u. doubles the money that it is offering. >> you're watching al jazeera live from london. also in this program. at least 45 die in shoot out by gun then in tunisia at the border near libya. the compensation over the malaysian airline crashes that tears a family apart. the mailman, we look back at the legacy of the man who gave
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us the e-mail. not very much information worth mentioning at the top of this program. breaking news out of somalia. according to new news agencies there has been a drone strike by the united states against al-shabab. al-shabab the group of fighters inside somalia, and they've had the training camp in one part of the country. it is thought according to the u.s. that 150 fighters. 150 fighters have been killed in a drone strike in somalia. no more information but we'll bring it as soon as we get it here. >> so turkey is asking the e.u. leaders for another $3.3 billion in exchange for clamping down on refugees crossing the sea to greece and taking back those whose asylum requests have been
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rejected. the turkey prime minister has been in brussels for the emergency e.u. summit on the crisis. here's what the european parliament has to say a short time ago. >> it was requested $3 million, and we'll be prepared to do whatever we can to speed up the procedure. but one thing is clear. it depends only on the parliament and the member states that they're prepared to put their money on the tables. last time we saw that the department was relatively fast. the member states were relatively slow. >> so that's another $3 billion euros on top of the $3 billion already offered. $6billion in total. >> a turkish bizarre is what it has been described by as an unnamed e.u. source, unnamed for obvious reasons for what is going on now. horse trading over a brand new
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proposal brought by the turks. after everyone came into this summit in the morning apparently thinking that a deal had been struck in the days proceeding the summit. it was all written up in a draft communique. now everything up in the air. the turks apparently have put a new proposal down. apparently what they're say something that we will agree to readmit all the failed asylum seekers, all the economic migrants who have been returned from countries in europe to greece currently pooling there in what looks like at the makings of a humanitarian disaster and including all the ones, the new arivals across the aegean into greece who do not satisfy the stringent requirements in europe. the turk also take them all back and repatriate them back to their countries of origin, but they're demanding a far higher price. they want more money. more than the $3.3 billion already on the table pledged in november, which incidentally they're annoyed at, that it ha
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hasn't been paid yet. they want guarantees that their long stalled e.u. membership plan has to be reopened, and they want a resettle plan. they want e.u. help in taking in syrian refugees in sitting in hundreds of thousands of turkish camps. >> thousands of refugees are trapped in observing their flight is there anything that you can do in compare and contrast anything that we've seen. how bad is it? >> yes, it is very bad. you see how miserable the weather is. we have heavy rains. we have thunder.
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people have put blankets on top of them so the water does not seep in. now throughout the day there was much anticipation. whoever they spoke to was asking about the out come of those meetings in brussels. they still don't have an answer. and certainly this kind of weather will just bring them around either further. i'm sure now this whole camp and all the surroundings is just one big mud puddle, and things will become very, very difficult for them. the mood is very, very possess missic here. >> one of the things that i've noticed oops and we were going to talk about it the other day. in the early days it seemed to be just men who were making these journeys. now perhaps they're worried that they're gas to lose any chance they have it's whole families. in those tents behind those we're seeing an awful lot of
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women, sick relatives and small children too now. >> yes, absolutely. you have a lot of women traveling alone with their children when you ask them why they are alone, they will tell that you their husbands are elsewhere in germany, sweden and denmark, that they were going to go ahead to see how things were there, and then they would join them. more than 14,000 of the refugees here are children below the age of five. that gives you the idea of how this camp is milling with children, and their conditions are very, very difficult. they are the most vulnerable, of course. the last time we had rain, a few days ago, there was an outbreak of diarrhea, high fever, and after a night like this the weather forecast predicted rain throughout the night. i think tomorrow you'll see more of these sick children.
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>> thank you. in appalling conditions in greece on the board with macedonia. let's go to turkey. back to turkey where president erdogan says he's unhappy that the previous amount of money, that is $3 billion euros, which has been promised by the e.u. at the end of last year has not so far been paid up. >> 3 million people are in my country, and we have spend $10 billion. this figure is based on expenses with invoices. the european union said that they would give $3 billion. four months has passed and that money he has yet to come. >> $3 billion that has not been paid turkey asking for another 3 billion. so $6 billion in total as we
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join our correspondent who is in the coastal city. one of the things that the european union has said turkey must do if it wants any money is to bring the number of refugees migrants leaving turkish waters down to almost zero. what kind of plan is there for that? >> it is going to be near impossible to stem of tide of refugees leaving turkey to go into greece. unless there is a much bigger investment in trying to make sure that that happens. turkey has said in the last few days they have increased the number of patrols by the coast guard, by the gendarme here, and they've intercepted human smuggling rings, and they have stopped hundreds of refugees from crossing.
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that's just a drop in the bucket. extremely difficult to try to stop this flood of refugees from leaving turkey. turkey has said this for a while now. now turkey has said to the e.u. that they are willing to take the money that they're going to get and invest it properly so that the refugees will have a more welcoming atmosphere in turkey. one of the things that the e.u. wants to see is that turkey make it easier to stay in turkey. for example, so they can get work permits and make a living for them and their families, so there can be better encampment and more camps built for the 727 million syrian refugee who is have come in. this is the country who has taken in the most number of syrian refugees thus far along the refugee trail. turkeyagtour acknowledging that it is difficult to take in more refugee who is will be coming back from greece and other countries. now they're demanding more money
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so that refugee's education, refugee's healthcare can be guaranteed and they can have a better existence and the turkish government can have much more help from the e.u. to try to contain this crisis. >> thank you. mohammed in turkey. >> at least 45 people died in a gun battle between an armed group and security forces in the tunisian border. it is thought the fighters came in from line i can't. attacking an army barracks with a rocket-propelled grenade. thten members of the security forces and seven civilians also died. the border has now been closed, there is a curfew in place.
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>> we are in the center of the town which is usually bustling with traders but the moment it is deserted many people have been told to stay home. now the security forces here set up check points like this one behind me just beyond this particular checkpoint. we've seen and been told that an armed fighter, one of the people who carried out this attack, now we understand that it was extremely organized. some reports are saying possibly dozens of armed men carrying out the attack on the army barracks close to where i am right now as well as the national guard. we understand that they also spread out in various neighborhoods local witnesses have told us what they've seen. now there were armed clashes, things seem to be calm right now but there is a big question, where are these armed fighters, and also is the border area were they close to libya's border
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30 kilometers, is it safe? we don't know whether these men were in tunisia or if they infiltrated the border. they have built a wall, a fence along the border they say to prevent arms trafficking and fighters were moving in and out, but it does seem that fighters as well as arms are able to infiltrate the border coming here into tunisia. >> a group of villages say they were behind the attack which killed 13 children. the bomber had explosives strapped to his chest. at least 26 people were hurt. the faction said that it was in retaliation for the execution last week of a man convicted of killing a provincialal governor. kamal hyder is in islamabad. >> the attacker tried to enter the premise of the court, however he was stopped by the policemen.
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now, he' he is the area is 29 kilometers from the city of pesharwa. the splinter group took responsibility for the attack saying that this was a revenge attack for the killing of a police commander who had killed the governor who was critical of the blasphemy laws. the responsibility being taken by that group this is not the first time that they have been targeted because of proximity. in the past deadly attacks have also been carried out against the police in that city. >> that was kamal hyder reporting. stay with us if you can. we'll report about can reports of the effects of climate change in one of the world's tea
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growing regions. >> in zimbabwe, their tribe's language is a dying language. we'll tell you how the community is trying to keep it alive.
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>> brussels where there have been talks about turkey's relationship with the e.u. and refugees. i think that's where they're heading at the moment. this is nato headquarters. >> we'll be able to share information in realtime so that
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greece and turkey can take even more effective action. this is a great example of how nato and the european union can work together to address common challenges. our mission is clear. nato ships are not in the aegean sea to stop or push back migrants or refugees. nato ships are there to help turkish and greek authorities, and in their efforts to cut the lines of human trafficking and which will networks. today we also discussed the situation in syria. nato has decided to intensify intelligence surveillance, and monitoring along the turkish-syrian border. this will compliment the
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measures of turkey where we decided late last year including more persons and increased naval persons in the eastern mediterranean. we're also continued--we're also continue to go augment turkish turkish areas with buffers. this is the best possible bases for renewing efforts negotiating peaceful solution to the cries in syria. but we remain concerned by russian build up in serie-a and the eastern mediterranean. russia's effort has fueled the humanitarian crisis and driven
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more people to turkish borders. it has also caused violations of nato air space. so more than ever it is important to seek calm de-escalation and dialogue. so prime minister, nato as stance with turkey, and turkey's stance with fay toe and the security is welcome once again. >> thank you. thank you mr. secretary general. thanks for your hospitality as always. we are going through historic times. and especially for our alliance there are new risks, new threats, and it is important to share our views from time to time and to coordinate all of our efforts in the direction of our basic values of our alliance as well as our operation capacity. as we have shared in our meetings, there is a huge risk and threat coming from our
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southern border and there is a need of solidarity among our allies, and we're grateful personally because of very clear position regarding the attacks against turkey as well as the threats regarding turkish border. we have three basic challenges. one is humanitarian. because of airstrikes by russia and also by the regime the wave of refugees have increased tremendously and today we're facing a big challenge, humanitarian challenge turkey has 2.7 million refugees. and hundreds of thousands of refugees are waiting on the other side of the border because of the cutting the core doctor
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betwee--corridor, they're in a desperation of new wave of refugees. secondly is the threat of terr terror. daesh, isil, and pkk and ypg, they're creating a huge terrorist threat from turkey coming from pkk infiltration from iraq and syria. it is becoming a threat for our civilians, for our democracy, and our nation's security. there is russian build up as you say in syria and and far beyond to fight against daesh. until now russian presence and military activity has not been against daesh but more against
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civilians which is forcing people to leave syria and to come to turkey and also to have a visible pow projection in th the--just to create a new situation there. so th it's not to fight against daesh. as nato we have to look at all these challenges. humanitarian challenge--the challenge coming from terrorism and challenge coming from the presence of foreign forces in syria. and thanks for the solidarity in this very critical time turning point of history. the mission has been becoming more important and solidarity of nato will be in the future. and thanks for the decision regarding assurance measures to support turkey and we want to
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see more visible presence, nato presence on our borders so that that those may have intention to state the capacity of nato. regarding nato agency thank you for your swift action immediately this is a humanitarian military. not a military operation. but we need nato in order to prevent new refugees, children in such an nato on the other side. turkish capacity also together we want to prevent these waves of refugees and the tragic
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events in agency. they're working very closely and thanks for your very careful approach regarding the different points of views between turkey and greece as two neighbors who know our difference of opinion, nato operation will not. plagiarize the agreement with turkey and we'll have a summit o and so with this understanding we'll be helping to ask you people from--from this journey. as always turkey is shoulder-to-shoulder with all members of nato, all of our allies, and we expect the same
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solidarity from our allies, and thanks for your very effective coordination for the solidarity, and very swift action regarding these challenges. thank you very much. thank you. >> we'll take the first question. >> side by side and showing solidarity. nato and turkey. turkey the member of the north atlantic treaty organization. but from the secretary general from nato, the phrase that nato stands with turkey, and turkey stands with nato. and then from the turkish prime minister on the left, these are historic times. we face a terrible threat on the southern border, that being syria. at he talked about the extent of the refugee crisis, 2.7 machine refugees inside turkey and more waiting to cross. threats from daesh, from pkk and
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from y pg all groups he describes as terrorists. and that the russian attacks were more against civilians according to this man than against terrorist groups. shoulder to shoulder we stand with nato said the turkish prime minister. nato echoing those sentiments. now the deadlines expire for relatives on board the missing flight 370 to file any claims of compensation. the plane which had 239 on board disappeared two years ago, having taken off from kuala lumpur on its way to beijing where it nery arrived. most of the passengers were chinese and the wait for what happened has taken its toll, as you can understand, on some. we'll report more on that a little bit later. okay, to zimbabwe. remote communities are
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struggling to keep languages alive. 16 different languages are recognized in the country's constitution. most are not widely spoken, written or taught in schools. the last of our series on disappearing languages they have been finding out how th one dialect is in danger of dying out. >> these men are in their 70s. they're speaking a language spoken by th this group of the zimbabwe. it has various tones and click sounds. one of 16 official languages here but it is facing extinction. >> currently there are 11 speakers between the ages of 45 to 97. and we can say that the language is critically dangered. only 11 speakers. >> this man wants to save his language so he's teaching young
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people in the community. >> we used to stay in the bush. our language is all we spoke. we never mixed with other communities. but today children grow up in other societies where many people speak many different languages. our language is dying. >> hunger and unemployment made others leave their homes and marry into other tribes. their language was diluted and many have forgotten. >> it's too late for me to learn how to write it, but i really want to speak it. if my children also learn make we can speak it more. >> there is no written record. it is not taught in schools. the vocabulary is also limit: the elders are compiling a dictionary but it is difficult. there are no words for the fork, the spoon, or the car.
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[singing] >> telling stories and singing old songs is one way of passing the language from one generation to the next. the elders want the language taught in schools. the government said it is working on that. but even though the 11 fluent speakers may not have much time left they seem determined to keep their cultural identity and old language alive among the next generation so that it will still be spoken long after they're gone. al jazeera, zimbabwe. >> can you imagine a world without e-mail? whether you use it to keep in touch with friends, family or whether you're just swamped by spam and marketing messages. e-mail is a big part of most lives these days. well, the world has been saying goodbye to the man credited with actually inventing it. he has died at the age of 74. ray tomlinson is his name and considered a cult hero for
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