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several children among the victims as libya assesses damage a day after egyptian air strikes. ♪ welcome to al jazeera and i'm in doha and also on the program, leader hezbollah calls for a wider campaign of i.s.i.l. in iraq. a great lake down in talks and what is next for athens. kicks off thousands of refugees living in pakistan for decades are being deported. ♪
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people in the libya city are assessing the damage a day after egypt launched a series of air strikes, cairo said the strikes killed several fighters linked to i.s.i.l. but civilians were effected as well and a warning that some viewers may find some of the images in gerald tan's report disturbing. >> reporter: victims of egyptian air strikes, gets bombarded, libyan city on monday killing a number of people. the casualties included children. but egypt says the military struck training camps and weapon facilities belonging to groups linked to i.s.i.l. and now it is calling for u.n. resolution for intervention in libya. the military campaign happened after the apparent beheading of 21 egyptian christians captured in libya, strikes carried out with the support of the u.n.
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recognized the government in tabrook one of two bodies vying for control. >> translator: if there were any terrorist groups on the egyptian side and we were able to hit them we would not hesitate to fight them and it's the same thing that applies for egypt for groups that commit such crimes borders are not going to be an issue. >> reporter: but libya political leadership is fractured and the legally installed government in tripoli criticized the egyptian air strikes. >> translator: this horrible assault and this terrorism conducted by the egyptian military represents a violation of sovereignty in libya and is a clear breach of international law and the u.n. charter. the attacks draw egypt a cross western border and forces to guard towns and major highways and the fees and costs to bring citizens home from libya and conflicting reports
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that a group of egyptian fishermen were kidnapped two months ago there and detained by fores loyal to the government and it's not just egypt concerned about the unravelling security and will hold talks while france and italy want a coordinated international response and warning if left unchecked in libya, fighting groups some possibly linked to i.s.i.l. could be at europe's doorstep gerald tan with al jazeera. >> afghan taliban killed 20 policemen south of kabul, a guard was shot dead at the entrance and at least two suicide bombers detonated in the compound eight people have been wounded. nicole johnston has more on attacks. >> reporter: the information we have are at least four attackers
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entered the headquarters in the province now two of them were wearing suicide vests and detonated explosives one in the kitchen and one in the dining room and happened about lunchtime and obviously this was a very secure location and should have been but it has been a major breach. in the last couple of days the afghan government has started a campaign in southern afghanistan in that area that is largely controlled by the taliban, getting ahead of the usual spring offensive against the taliban, at the same time the taliban has been carrying out various attacks in different locations across the country. 2015 will be a tough year for the afghan government and army it's the first time the army will be fighting without the presence of large numbers of foreign forces and mostly withdrew in 2014 so this will be a real test for the afghan army. at least five people including a police officer have been killed in an explosion in
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pakistan and happened close to the city police headquarters in the eastern city of lahore and 25 other people have been injured, no group has claimed responsibility as yet for the attacks. media reports in yemen that weapons from russia shipped to the port city and houthi fighters have controlled the area since october, from the port the shipment was reportedly transferred north to houthi stronghold of sanaa and took over the capitol in september and dissolved parliament earlier this month. syrian activists say government forces have taken three towns in the providence of aleppo and reportedly backed by iranian fighters outside aleppo city and happened in three towns and rebels say they are sending reenforcements. the leader of hezbollah are increasing presence in iraq and he says his fighters were already inside iraq to fight
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i.s.i.l. and also said his forces will not retreat from syria and he called for expansion in the campaign against i.s.i.l. to counter what threat to lebanon and the wider region. >> translator: i say to you who call on us to retreat from syria, i call on you to go together to syria. >> reporter: and. >> translator: we might not have talked about iraq before and have a modest presence in the early and sensitive phase in iraq but i say let's go to iraq and let's go now. >> reporter: khan has reaction from baghdad. >> reporter: the words come as some surprise to people in iraq and i've spoken to iraqi and european sources who tell me that they were unaware of the report of hezbollah fighters being in number in iraq but if they are here they are likely to be advisory capacity to shia malitias working under auspices of iran and they are there to
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protect people there and for iran it has been a red line if they get attacked they will send in ground troops and it's likely there may well be a small contingent of hezbollah fighters in advisory training role with shia malitias but not a front line fighting force according to people i have spoken to and all of this happens and says the hezbollah fighters are it and shia fighters are once again in spotlight and accused of beating a key senior m.p. and killing 12 sunni people here in bad dad and led to suspension of parliament a suspension going on to this day and sunni is suspended in parliament and decide whether to go back to parliament on thursday there has been closed door meetings and very intense meetings going only for the last few days and what they are looking at is the need for the investigation into why this attack took place, sorry, and
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whether there is a need to disarm the shia malitias here in the capitol baghdad. eastern ukraine where the army says that cease fighting is taking place in the key town and government troops and pro-russian rebels missed a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons and a truce is in place in eastern ukraine and continuous shelling is threatening to under mine it and we go to paul who is live in donetsk and report on the latest violence and certainly threatens a ceasefire even more. >> reporter: it does and supposedly two days in the ceasefire now and frankly the guns in certain parts of the front line have not fallen silent at all, that said there are large stretches where the calm hasn't sued since saturday's ceasefire but the strategically vital town here about 70 kilometers from here is being fought over very intensely today. the weather i suppose is perfect
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for urban conflict and visibility very good and what we are hearing from both sides is artillery dual going on over that town where some 5,000-8,000 ukrainians held the town or are holding the town the artillery has stopped and what is happened is there a ground positions by separatist forces routing the ukrainians holding on and claim and counterclaim about how much ground has been taken by the two sides, and separatists have claimed this morning they have taken the important rail way station there and that is flatly denied by the ukrainian defense ministry and both sides say there is fighting on a street by street level. >> reporter: both sides have missed a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons, explain to us what this actually means in terms of fulfilling the terms of the ceasefire. >> well they have missed a
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deadline to start pulling back the heavy weapons and on both sides are saying effectively the conditions under the minsk two deal that was signed have not been met. there is a precondition there should be a ceasefire and both sides are saying look because we have not got a ceasefire and the guns have not fallen silent therefore the second stage is withdraw of heavy weapons cannot commerce yet and don't forget they have two weeks and due to start two days after the ceasefire today and there had been two weeks to actually complete the process so it's not beyond the bounds that the process will be done by the end deadline but have not met the start deadline to actually get that movement underway and the reason why as i said is this crucial town on both sides desperately want to hold on to it and ukraine wants to hold on to it because it would prevent separatists moving freely up and down the rail way along the front line. separatives badly want to hold
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on to it because they say it's theirs and claim it's part of the deal that they the territory they should have got under the minsk deal and ukraine is withholding it from them and until it is sorted the battle is either won or lost i'm afraid the ceasefire is simply not going to take place and weapons not coming back. >> updating us on the ceasefire in eastern ukraine. european finance ministers meeting in brussels and talking about greece financial bail out for a second day and creditors have an altamati mushgs saying they have to extend the current program and the minister says the plan is absurd but confident there will be a solution. >> in europe we can create a solution out of initial disagreement
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disagreements but now i go to a meeting because i'm excited about this, investment is main game in europe and speak to the deflation of forces and blowing in the continueent and believe the bank is excellent for growth and investment and recovery in europe. still to come on the program hungry gets ready to host president putin but will he be accepted by the people and protests before his visit. and time calls on companies to share profits with their young workers. ♪
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welcome back the top stories here on al jazeera, people in libya city are assessing the damage a day after egypt launched a series of air strikes and killed several i.s.i.l.-linked fighters in the raid and children appear to have been killed as well. leader of hezbollah called on military wing for increase presence in iraq and said his forces were already fighting i.s.i.l. in iraq and said hezbollah will not retreat from syria. ukrainian army says that fierce fighting is taking place in the key eastern town. government troops and pro-russian rebels missed a deadline to start pulling back heavy weapons, a truce is in place in eastern ukraine but continuous shelling is
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threatening to undermine it. the italian coast guard rescued 275 migrants from boats in the mediterranean see and 2400 people rescued in the past 48 hours, some of them have been taken to the island of lampadusa and claudia is at the port at lampadusa and spoke to a migrant there who made the journey from darfur. >> reporter: how have you been treated here? >> when i arrived here there is freedom, justice and equality because this is good and they saved me from the boat and they brought me on another boat and really there i understand i'm alive. i don't see how i would be alive also and got me food and got me water and brought me on a camp right now and i'm so happy because they brought me food and i eat and i drink and a good bad
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last night and i slept and really i'm so happy and especially it gives the people they are very kind people. they are not going to kill us any unkind word and they tell us kind words because sometimes there is fighting between us and they support us. >> reporter: thank you very much abdullah among the thousands migrants here at the reception center at lampadusa and will be moved to the mainland and more capacity and are operational because this reception center was still closed when they arrived here because it was undergoing major restoration but according to at least working over the last couple days they may not be the last migrants on the land of lampadusa. thousands marched in the streets of budapest regarding the up coming visit to hungry and angry at what they see as prime minister's close relations with russia and say they would
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prefer closer ties to the european union and president putin arrives on hungry on tuesday to sign a new energy deal and walker reports now from budapest. >> reporter: ♪ this old russian tune was a hit for everyone who lived behind the former iron curtain and these days they have mixed feelings about what russia and president vladimir putin has to offer on his visit to budapest. >> i think it's not a good idea to do this no. >> they need to work to tth -- together for a consensus. >> translator: to solve or political problems within the european union. >> translator: putin is not a communist. >> reporter: communism is still a dirty word in hungry and you won't find many soviet symbols except here tens of thousands of soviet and russian troops
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lost their lives lib yatesing budapest from the nazis in 1945 and this monument pays tribute to them but they also remember the soviet backed communist repression and soviet invasion of hungry in 1956 following the uprising so the relationship between moscow and budapest is a complex one of antagonism and dependency and today's dependency is energy supply and gets 80% of gas from russia the cheap and reliable partner and the new contract is expected to be signed with putin's visit. western critics accuse hungry of getting too cozy with the kremlin, in brussels and berlin alarm bells are ringing, among complaints hungry served russia interests by disrupting gas supplies to ukraine. some believe russia's president and hungry's prime minister
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depend on each other. >> for putin this is important in terms of showing that he has friends on the territory of the eu. for orban this is crucial because his political rule very much depends on the promise of cheap energy and cheap gas prices. >> reporter: pragmatism may lie behind decision making as hungry navigates the course between east and west i'm in al jazeera budapest. thousands of refugees in pakistan being deported and this has been an issue in the country for years but it's come to the forefront follow agree deadly taliban attack on a school in peshawar in december at the time the pakistan government said it would expel all undocumented refugees and 1500 were deported in january, twice the number from the previous month and further 22000 returned
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to afghanistan last month and that is more than all of 2014. kamal visited one refugee camp in pakistan where he says where registered refugees are being pressured to leave. >> reporter: situated on the outskirts here jalalal refugee camp is home to thousands of families and have been living here for decades, however after the attack on the army public school most were told to leave. many of them who registered here and can stay here until the end of the year have also been told they will not be able to stay in pakistan. >> translator: our advance is at a time and this is on both sides so everyone can make an easy move. >> reporter: while pakistan government says it wants to improve relations with afghanistan, a large amount will depend on what pakistan and
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afghanistan are able to do with populations that have been living outside their country for decades. these people have set up small livelihoods, businesses and they will have to pack all their lives in order to go back to an uncertain future in afghanistan. >> translator: when we have to leave this country where we will go in afghanistan, no shelter, no school no health facility and no food for our kids. >> reporter: if the government of pakistan and afghanistan are sincere and want to solve the problem of these refugees then they will have to do much more than what is being done right now. two al jazeera journalists out on bail after 411 days in jail in egypt but their fight for justice is not over and mohamed and fahmy are still charged with colluding with the banned muslim brotherhood and the previous conviction thrown out and the next trial is
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february 23 and greste was also charged but arrived back in australia after being released. mohamed spoke to al jazeera about being reunited with his family family. >> it's hard to describe that moment. you can see it you can feel it but to describe those moments with words i think i can't but it's finally i'm home. the children was different. it was like it was something different, as soon as they saw me they saw me on the stairs and suddenly jump on me. so i took them and started hugging them and like we start playing and i start crying and this is the first time when my children start telling me stop going to work don't leave again, you have spent too much time at won't and don't go again, we want you to stay. finally, yes, after 411 days it is like a big rock was on your chest and suddenly you moved it
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so it was such a feeling, it's hard to describe that moment i was like jumping and jumping and even i heard it release and that is it because the sound in the cell as you know it's what glass, surrounded with glass and can almost hear the sound so it was amazing and i kept jumping and jumping like finally. >> the ruling party calling for new laws to ensure companies share more profits with employees and a generation that once benefitted from a booming economy is now facing a lack of job opportunities and harry faucet is from taipei. >> reporter: end of year office parties and then there is this the new year approaches electronics firm pegatron thanking effort with a multi million bash and talked about
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increased reference revenues and hand out 3,000 to a new car and winners omdecades of economic growth are getting far fewer. and she has a masters from london and thinks the future lays with hundreds of thousands working overseas. >> my study group just like a ticket for you to enter the job market, not the guaranty for finding a better job. and another difficulty is that if i find a job there is not good enough to live in taipei. >> reporter: since 1995 the gross domestic product shot up half and wages plateaued during that time even as big companies have prospered and taiwan has healthy growth figure us of 3-4% but it hides a persistent
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problem and relatively low wages and poor job opportunities and companies basing themselves out of mainland china, companies like foxcon and making business in china surgeonsince turn of melinnium and products made on the mainland. >> a mid or high level measurement, okay have to move out with these manufacturers. >> reporter: on her old university patients we meet a banker who moved to hold content years ago and she says she misses home. >> translator: hong kong is all about work. i still think about moving back to taiwan to live a more balanced life. >> reporter: to return taiwan will need to rebalance the labor
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market and take pegatron with 7,000 taiwan based workers and china it employees up to 90,000 harry faucet al jazeera, taipei. a federal judge in texas has temporarily blocked immigration law to have a lawsuit to permanently stop the orders and barack obama orders could spare 5 million people from deportation and seeing more snow and bone-chilling cold in the united states, record-breaking cold in the eastern states and a fresh dumping of snow in the central states have caused havoc. there have been multiple road accidents and thousands of flight cancellations. that storm system is also moving south, states in southern u.s. have been hit with freezing rain snow and sleet and forecasters warning of more snow in arkansas missouri and
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tennessee. the united states government has proposed new rules to regulate commercial drones and increasingly being used by businesses raising questions about security and privacy and libby casey reports now from washington. >> reporter: regulators have been working on these proposed rules for years and businesses and privacy advocates have been waiting just as long the head of the faa michael saying we have tried to be flexible in writing these rules and want to maintain today's outstanding level of aviation safety without placing undue regulatory burden on emerging industry the rules would effect commercially operated drones weighing up to 55 and they need a pilot license and ban flying at night or near airports and drones have to stay below 500 feet and under 100 miles per hour and operators would have to keep the drone in their line of sight at all times. the proposals pose a challenge to companies like amazon who
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want to use drones to deliver packages away from the district line of sight from their remote pilots. >> so for amazon purposes this is not good enough for them to use the business model of theirs. >> reporter: todd curtis founder of air says government regulators are trying to catch up to a field that is quickly evolving. >> the capabilities of modern drones are so far beyond what the faa could have anticipated 4-5 years ago not surprised the policy has not caught up with technology. >> reporter: as faa announced proposal rules president obama issued a directive intended to protect americans privacy, he is giving federal agencies one year to publically explain their policies on drones revealing where they fly them and what they do with the information collected. the clock starts ticking on that now but the changes to faa guidelines are open to public comment for 60 days and then experts say they will probably take at least a year or two to
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become final, libby casey, al jazeera, washington. a quick reminder you can keep up to date on all the latest news and analysis and our stories on our website at al hello, i'm ray suarez. on the subject of law enforcement, the director of the fbi speaks with one of the biggest megaphones in america. and james comey says the country's police officers sometimes do their jobs in a way bias. >> at many points in american history law enforcement enforced the status quo, one that is often brutally unfair to groups. >> law enforcement in the u.s. has to recognise the unjust


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