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♪ talking climate change the president of france is in china, the world's largest carbon e mitter. ♪ hi, there i'm julie in doha and also coming up, on the program a rare cyclone with hurricane force winds bringing with it hurricane and high seas. israel parliament approves a tougher prison sentence for people convicted of stone throwing. energy crisis in nepal as protesters opposed to the constitution keeps supply trucks
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out. ♪ the french president is intensifying efforts to find global support for comprehensive climate deal in paris and the second trip to china and held talks with his chinese counterparts on monday and a key participate in the 21 conference set to begin later this month and hoped that a binding deal to slow the rising global temperatures and they are the largest carbon e mitter and it's vital that beijing is central to any successful agreement and let's hear what if french president had to say after the talks. >> translator: the climate is the biggest question facing us all and will determine peace in the coming decades, it will equally decide the quality of life and even life. we would like the president xing
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and myself to make a declaration ahead of the par 'tis summit and will commit both countries to a deal and also seen as the foundation of an agreement in paris. >> reporter: rob mcbride has more from beijing. he was a 21 point declaration from the two leaders which really now sets up china and france as being partners in the fight against climate change. the declaration may have been short on facts but it certainly hit the right tone, gave the right message and will be able to go back to france now ahead of the all important par 'tis talks claiming he had a china on board which is the biggest producer of greenhouse gasses and carbon and obviously very important for those talks. as we said they have both committed themselves to taking on climate change, describing it as one of the biggest challenges now facing humanity and china has been accused in the past possibly because of its own
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vested interest in driving the growth of its economy of talks and watering down agreements. now possibly we are seeing a maturer, stronger, more confident china being able to sign up as a protector if you like of the world's environment. a rare cyclone with winds up to 160 kilometers an hour has made landfall in yemen and killed three people and at least 200 others to the island and we have the latest. >> reporter: as waves crash into the seawall strong winds and torrential rain flood the coast of aiden and on thursday the tropical cyclone was close to a category five hurricane with winds up to 250 kilometers an hour. and chapala has since weakened but still hurricane strength and unprecedented. >> on rare occasions fairly weak
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tropical cyclones that moved on to the coast of yemen. the last time there was a tropical storm strait cyclone in yemen was back in 1960. >> reporter: a weaker tropical depression strength cyclone hit yemen in 2008, that storm killed at least 180 people and left quite a lot of damage behind and chapala is much stronger. coastal areas are flooded and forecasters are expecting flood waters to cause mudslides and chapala may bring 250-500 millimeters of rainfall. >> that is a few years worth of rain falling in just a day or to and the cyclone made landfall south of yemen port city of makala and the area under the control of al-qaeda since april. >> the power supply has gone down and communication is major problem. >> reporter: it's expected to weaken as it moves to the capitol sanaa which is controlled by houthi rebels and
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some relief organizations worry they are not equipped to handle this natural disaster. >> we packed them with tents and food and drinkable water and ready to respond should the cyclone hit hard. it did actually sweep over the island yesterday but the damages were not as big as foreseen and bracing for a low impact and also for the rest of the country. >> reporter: cyclone was expected to effect the gulf state of oman but changed direction and there is concern in yemen even as the storm loses strength after making landfall, al jazeera. israeli parliament approved tougher prison sentences for people who throw rocks and at least three years served behind bars and voted 51-17 approving an a series of amendments to israel's criminal law. meanwhile in the occupied west
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bank a palestinian radio station raided by forces in hebron was taken and shut down and accuse them of inciting silence and we are live from west jerusalem and let's start with those tougher measures approved against people who throw stones. >> indeed, in fact, israeli human rights organizations are saying these laws are not only punity by amounts to collective punishment and let me unpack what it means and tougher measurements mean and effectively it means anyone convicted of throwing stones will certain serve minimum three years in jail and 15 years in prison max for that offense and there is no real provision made for a suspended sentence by the courts as well except for what they describe as special
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circumstances. the law would also mean that those charged and convicted of stone throwing will lose their national insurance benefits as well, the national insurance benefits include healthcare and other social services and the like while they are in prison but there is an amendment in this law which is seen again as very punitive but leading to that concern that the israeli human rights groups are saying is collective punishment, if a child is convicted of stone throwing he or she while he is in prison his parents will lose their national insurance benefits even though they are taxpayers to the israeli states. now the law also means that it's not just those convicted of throwing stones, also they are convicted of throwing harmful tools they too can be punished under this law as well and harmful tools can be firecrackers to marbles or other
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projects here and israeli human rights groups declared the law as not only harshly punitive and amounting to punishment as well. >> we have been hearing about the palestinian statute shut down and what is that doing? >> anger for reasons and the military effectively stormed the radio station in hebron in the west bank and the station is known as al-kudia and the reason it was shut down according to israeli military is that the statement or rather the station would put out what it described as insightful commentary and talk according to the israeli military that the statements would involve glorifying those palestinians accused of being involved in the protest and involved in other sort of
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binding clashes but when you speak to human rights groups and of course press freedom groups they say this is extremely punitive but there is a much bigger issue going on here and this issue of incitement that the israeli military has said this radio station has been accused of or involved in spreading is really what the israeli government has been causing violence that we have seen over the past several weeks and it's incitement not just from the palestinian president or facebook or other social media but now we have this radio station as well and the government is looking like it's cracking down on what it says is incitement but human rights and press freedom says it's extremely punitive move by the israeli military. >> thank you for that, and west jerusalem there. russian state media reporting that elements have been found on the site of a plane crash that are not part of the aircraft and
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bodies of nine of the victims from saturday's plane crash has been identified but there is still confusion on what brought the plane down. mayor of the greek island of lesbos says there is no more room to bury people who died in the aegean sea who died from turkey and the place that is a gateway to europe for thousands of refugees. >> reporter: with all the tragedy they have seen still the aid workers keep looking. on lesbos the sea may be calmer but the nerves are on edge. when the refugees make it ashore the sense of relief is eclipsed only by a growing outrage. >> i cannot imagine. i feel ashamed i'm a european and from holland i feel big shame. european union, union, it's not
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the union. for me it's not the union at all. >> she is one of many here committed to helping. >> i saw babies dying, i saw elderly people almost dying, i cannot imagine that you can live with yourself when you -- when it's your responsibility. >> reporter: the refugees while extremely grateful for the help know life won't get much easier any time soon. but for many choosing to stay in their home land may have been an even riskier option. >> the choice between dying in the sea or dying in iraq i take the sea. >> reporter: he tells me that he, his wife and four children have no other choice. in iraq it's the children who were sacrificed he said. ministers don't die. officers don't die. presidents don't die. it's the children and the family whose die. here the kids are a priority,
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trying to make their fear recede even if just for a few minutes. over 200,000 refugees arrived in europe by sea in october alone. that is roughly the same amount as arrived in all of 2014. aid workers here believe that huge increase in numbers is because refugees are trying to make this journey before their window of opportunity closes for good. many worry the winter will soon keep them from crossing and many others fear europe will soon prevent them from entering and ca camps have been built but much more still needs to be done. >> we issued a call to the european union to front x to both sides of the strait, get more ships out there and save more people because this is going to get out of control. >> reporter: on the beach emotions continue to ebb and
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flow and generosity all around and hardly any of it is state sponsored and the volunteers driving these efforts, as frustrated as they are resolute they look for any way to help in greece. writers in indonesia want to shed light on the country's dark past but they have more ideas. daniel lack in central canada, this largely agricultural area has seen villages die as farming changes but all around he here is an eco village that is thriving economically and environmentally. ♪
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♪ you're watching al jazeera and remind you of the top stories the french president is in china speaking beijing support for a global climate deal at the up coming summit in paris and met with chinese leaders whose the country is the world's largest polluter and approve tougher prison sentences for people who throw rocks behind bars and groups criticized it as extremely punitive. mayor of the greek island of lesbos says no more room to bury from people dying in the aegean and more entered in the whole of 2014. the german government is under pressure to cater to the people
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they support and losing popularity as the country can no longer cope and we report from a village in northern germany. >> reporter: some hardly registered on the map in a village and tiny settlement of farmers in northern germany but such is the pressure on space to house refugees here this big disused office complex sitting uncomfortably in such a small place was deemed ideal for 750 who have made the desperate journey to live for a few months. >> translator: i'm nervous and excited not only me but the whole team but that is a part of it if you take your job seriously, we are real excited about their arrival tonight and we will all welcome them together. >> they tried to make it livable and acutely aware of politics of housing refugees in the village of just 100 gave work to 40
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local people and held countless town hall meetings to be sure and from the ruin city of homs to help with the design. you think this will be a nice place for refugees to come for a few months? >> yes, i think yes and it's a little bit hard because only one building and it's really big for all the people that will come but i think it will be really nice because they will have only a short time until they go. >> reporter: elsewhere in europe no doubt the sense of being out numbered will be met by furious residents and here mostly their minds seem far from clos closed. >> translator: i'm all for it. the people need a roof over their heads and the women and children need shelter and winter is approaching and we have a lot of space and people tried to bring in a positive atmosphere and we are all in favor of it, no question. >> reporter: outside here germans are it seems increasingly concerned their leader has bitten off even more
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than she can chew. there is clearly something unsettling forger germans about turning up in a little village like this and angela merkel's popularity has taken a dive and accuse her of humanitarian out reach being far too kind to too many people. and the refugees arrived and charities insist on not identifying them but many looked absolutely shatters and as be windering as the new neighbors to be living like this and in the absence of any country and embracing them like germany this is home for now and the german government has to prove it can make this work. lawrence lee, al jazeera. iraqi politician a controversial ally of the u.s. during the 2003 iraq invasion
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has died, the 71-year-old died of heart attack at his baghdad home and ahmed chalabi helped persuade the u.s. that hussein had weapons of mass destruction and what he had turned out false and the bush administration distanced itself from him and he had been trying to make a political come back in iraq. u.s. president barack obama defended his decision to send special forces into syria and saying it's merely an extension of what they are already doing. in his first comment since the deployment was announced they say they will not be fighting in syria but working as advisors and trainers. >> we are run special ops already and really this is just an extension of what we are continuing to do. we are not putting u.s. troops on the front lines fighting fire fights with i.s.i.l. but i've been consistent throughout that
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we are not going to be fighting like we did in iraq with a battalions and occupations, that doesn't solve the problem. >> reporter: the president of the central african republic is calling on the u.n. to do more to end a wave of violence that killed 90 people since september and catherine says u.n. peace keepers have not been able to stop christian and muslims from attacking each other and u.n. and international criminal court should bring those responsible for violence to justice, nepal is sending fuel tankers to fill up in china to ease an energy crisis and so far the vehicles entered china and several others expected with fuel aid and fuel has not reached nepal from india in a month after they started blocking a major highway. and money is a nepal journalist and says india is responsible
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for the blockade, a charge that new deli rejects. >> india is not supporting this blockade, india is conducting the blockade and is the monopoly supply of fuel to nepal and diesel and petroleum and natural gas for cooking. besides that india controls almost all access into nepal and route into china is firstly far from the main lane and mountain terrain and the roads were destroyed from the earthquake of april so nepal is more or less india bound and india locked and this blockade, the world needs to know there is a problem within nepal that is a problem regarding the dissatisfaction with the constitution by certain segments of the population and yes and that has to be sorted out within nepal and within the constitutional democratic process and during the nepal and means political party are well
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in the constitution and now in parliament and are conducting talks with the activists and with the politicians and, yes, my understanding is that there is enough room for compromise and enough room for discussion between the forces. the imprisonment of former opposition leader abraham was political politically motivated and illegal what a u.n. body who reviewed the case says and calling for his immediate release and convicted of sodomy for the second time in just over ten years and serving a five year prison term in february. indonesia people are facing censorship again after nearly two decades of democracy and an international writers festival was forced to cancel discussions related to the mass killings of communist back in 1965 and we report from bali. ♪
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a song of grief and discrimination as a victim of an anticommunist 50 years ago and is silenced once again. the former political prisoner was ban from speaking at one of asia's largest writer festivals in bali. a photo exhibition of her and other victims was cancelled. >> translator: there are still trying to silence us with this ban it is clear that openness is still far away. i hope one day that this will change. i hope that this country will stop being lied at. >> the festival with 165 writers and peets is a symbol of indonesia freedom over the past 12 years and the first time the government intervened. it's censorship we never had and
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of course that is the great fear and the great fear under the next level for the future of the festival. >> reporter: 50 years after the communist in 1965 there is increasing pressure on the government to reveal the truth about the mass executions, an estimated one million people were killed and the events still divide the country. while democracy and tree from of speech are in indonesia they are imposing new forms of censorship and all eyes are on the president who defends the democratic rights, rights and former political prisoner was forced to cancel the launch of his book, breaking the silence with testimonies from 1965. >> translator: i'm angry at the presidential colleague, i supported him because i hope as a nonmilitary president he would have more respect for human rights. my question is now can he up hold this in our constitution. >> reporter: the government said it has no intention to reveal the truth about what happened in 1965.
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>> why should i discuss any more the passing because if it is discussed and we see the painful or the pain back again and painful to so many people. we don't want to see that so when we forget we forget and everybody understand this is maybe the history of revolution. ♪ victims and survivors from 50 years ago will hold a so called people's tribunal next week in the netherlands to increase pressure on the government and so far it has reacted by banning discussions and silencing victims once again. al jazeera, bali. future of a controversial oil pipeline that would run from canada to the u.s. gulf coast is in doubt. trans canada company building the keystone pipeline asked the u.s. to suspect the review of the project and white house says they will make a ruling before he leaves office and critics say
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the project is bad for the environment and would increase greenhouse gas emissions and the $8 billion project has had little support from the obama administration. now small rural communities were once the backbone of canada's agricultural sector but today many are struggling to survive as farming methods change and young people move to the city, daniel lack reports from one village that is using green technology to attract new residents and stay alive. >> reporter: on land she bought for $1 claire built a house of clay, stone and straw. it draws its power from wind and sun and raises vegetables and fish to eat and runs a business that grows plants without soil, hydroponics and she is one of dozens of residentss here trying to live and work sustainably. >> the interesting thing about the spot is it's in an eco village trying to be completely
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sustainable and the perfect place to do it because the rest of the people are trying to be off grid. >> reporter: this guy here dug his foundation with a pick axe and a shovel and mixing his concrete in a wheel barrow with a shovel and he is my hero. cofounder of the eco village and her neighbor hero lived in a buried container and a business and boarding school manages to be both comfortable and environmentally sustainable. >> this whole place exists because rural places are dying and many communities rounds here are looking for ways to attract people into them. the small towns are dying and big cities are getting bigger. >> reporter: burying a house to keep it warm in the winter and cool in the summer is what they used to do more than 100 years ago the settlers the when they came here but the eco village wants to use what means it needs to to get people back into the countryside. this is an all too common site
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here, once farm families drove on these streets and merchants, teachers and government workers lived in the houses. but farming changed, younger people moved away, schools closed down then businesses and finally entire villages. >> more technology and agricultural, more chemicals, more pesticides, more productive and push of the people out of the countryside that really comes from agricultural. >> reporter: almost uniquely it's growing and not just in the eco village and in the highway in the main town people are buying houses but to craig the reason for the success is obvious. >> it's more than just the houses you build and the energy you put in here, it becomes the food you eat, it becomes the travel you do, it becomes all of these things which have a part of that 100% and that is what brought us out here. >> all around the rolling prairie landscape where much of the world's food is still grown
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but by fewer and fewer people coaxing them to return and live here again is a challenge but one they are meeting in this community at least, daniel lack, al jazeera, canada. you can keep up to date with all the day's news on our website, al red light cameras set up to make intersections safer also make a ton of revenue for america's cities. yellow lights and quick money that makes it hard to stop more than one. >> i'm talking tonight about two subjects that may not seem to belong in the same discussion. one is the number of people killed or injured in traffic accidents in american cities. the other is the lawrnlg budget