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one hundred fifty volunteers working for several working buses teachers say it is working class it in it has improved the volunteers also as a security guard. subzero temperatures extreme altitudes. this is where the hard particularly the extraordinary journey. to tajikistan. ordinary joins. there is no oxygen. just to experience life simple pleasures. risking it all in kurdistan of this time on al-jazeera. meeting at the media that oppose leader of catalonia turns up in brussels to break his silence.
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and it out you're watching al-jazeera live from london also coming up. kenya's opposition leader calls the election result to be an old saying it undermines the public's faith in democracy. they are not going to safety that's what i'm saying here refugees refused to leave an australian run prison camp in papa new guinea saying their lives will be in danger. and we look at some of britain's best buildings as their architects by the u.k.'s most prestigious industry awards. we begin in brussels where the deposed leader of catalonia has spoken for the first time since charges were filed against him for declaring independence from spain has pushed him all says he. not in belgium to seek political asylum but to act in
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freedom and safety in spain he faces charges of rebellion sedition and embezzlement along with several other members of his dismissed cabinet the cattle and police headquarters have been raided by the spanish civil guard as they investigated who helped facilitate the banned it's a session referendum but it imposed direct rule on friday dissolving the regional government and ordered new elections we should all says he will accept the outcome of that vote called for december the twenty first and. in regards to the elections called by the spanish central government we think there are democratic challengers and we're not scared by democratic challenges quite the opposite if the spanish government wishes to carry out these elections to legitimize article one vives use of course we will face these elections allowed a series david chaytor is live for us in brussels right now and david what were the main points that he made in his speech earlier. or
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julie first of all it was great to hear from him we haven't heard a word out of him for the last four days so people were thinking speculating that he was here for political asylum it first again it was our lawyer who specialized in asylum cases but when he came here in the middle of the media storm at an extraordinary narcotic press conference in four different languages he actually said that he was in brussels because he needed the the safety and the freedom that brussels represents at the heart of democracy inside the european union and i think the main point he was making was the fact that he was describing madrid's campaign against catalonian independence as one of violence and aggression that he wanted peaceful transition he wanted to keep up his campaign especially here in brussels to make sure that the people of catalonia can get that independence which is just
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been taken away from them by the constitutional court that declaration has been declared invalid and squashed by the constitutional court today in madrid and he hopes that somehow he can still maintain the momentum that he's gathered for catalonia independence but staying within the boundaries of europe because he won't go back to madrid without what he calls illegal guarantees and when they're preparing charges that carry a sentence of up to thirty years in prison i don't think you'll get those guarantees but we'll have to wait and see if there's any any reaction from the madrid government forty have to say today all right david taylor live in brussels with the latest from there thank you let's take you to barcelona now where hoda abdel-hamid joins us live and hala how the people in barcelona been reacting to what we should all had to say at a news conference earlier. they were relieved to hear from.
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you know people here. have been. taken by the government. the government. government. people rally. with. an official. was published earlier today. two thousand. relief even.
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should be here. with people. from the national government what it's going to do next. government. we haven't heard from the prime minister. and. we will expect to probably give. all right. thank you.
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kenya's opposition leader has called for the result of the presidential election rerun to be an alt president hurricane yes that was declared the winner of the election was widely boycotted by opposition supporters kenyatta took ninety eight point two percent of the vote with the turnout below forty percent but anger made no mention of a legal challenge that won the election result will undermine the public's faith in democracy amodeo has more from. says he will not accept the results of the election that were released on monday evening and the president who. is in office illegally he says he has now embarked on what he calls a campaign for electorate justice and he says he will achieve that by calling on his supporters to come out and protest picket and court goods and services along to companies of the president's family and other people allied to
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this is what reloading had to say this illusion. of the. public confidence in the vote. to vote. outcomes. last comments will not come as any consolation to many kenyans who want to move forward and leave the whole process behind them it's been a long electoral process we've been hearing these elections since june this year and it's been a process marked with violent protests attacks on judges and threats to the
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electoral commission staff all these signs over country on the brink and it promises to be even a longer process and more painful one israel continues with his uncompromising stand at least three people have been killed in a bomb blast near the u.s. embassy in kabul afghanistan as defense ministry says at least fifteen others were injured in the suicide attack that happened in an area where many foreign embassies and government departments. at least fifteen people have been killed in airstrikes in the eastern libyan city of dernier the four strikes lasted about an hour on monday night most of the victims were women turner has been besieged for more than a year by armed groups loyal to the renegade general khalifa haftar he's denied allegations of carrying out the strikes. the lawyers of social media giants facebook twitter and google will testify before u.s. senators in just a few hours time is part of the investigation into whether russia used the tech
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companies to interfere in last year's presidential election facebook says about eighty thousand posts were produced and as many as one hundred twenty five million american users alone they have seen the russian based content russia has repeatedly denied allegations it attempted to influence the election. refugees have barricaded themselves inside an australian run detention center in papa new guinea refusing to leave the modest compound asylum compound was closed on tuesday after a course data illegal but the six hundred refugees from maine say it's too dangerous to leave because they'll be attacked reports. after these refugees are desperate to stay inside a detention center that they fought to close our men. are safe maybe this is my last picture you see here maybe not who knows our life is in deep
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danger. refugees was sent to the man asylum detention seem to by a stray here four years ago a holding pen until a permanent solution was found and a deterrent for those who might follow. the locals of happen new guinea were always hostile it was an attack in twenty four tane that left one refugee did the concept and conditions of men a silent who widely condemned finally according to the legal and astray are agreed to close the same to and pay refugees compensation. but as the facility was decommissioned and security forces left on tuesday refugees reported. yesterday and authorities all out of the center. and in in these refugees essentially. and they have serious concerns for their safety on medicine and whether they may be are not
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so barricaded themselves into the center. it's now a see each water electricity and food supplies have been cut off. the water tank is empty. as best i can be nice to die. but we are saved. the asylum seekers were given alternative accommodation on the island but they said it isn't equipped to protect them from the locals they are not going to get safety going to you that's why i'm staying here this is a crazy situation everybody's been screaming about wanted to get out of the place where we saw that we had to close it and move them into a different facility and require those that that aren't refugees to go back to their country of origin and now they want life is government says the prison closure is a matter of a pup in new guinea and yet papa new guinea disputed that in a statement on sunday which leaves refugees caught between two governments and
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a hostile native population shallop ballasts al jazeera. and still ahead on the program he was a leader he became a symbol for. the. people. to clean up finally a decade after massive oil spills in nigeria but not everyone's price. welcome back now the weather across much of southern china is looking fine at the moment sunshine there for hong kong looking fine all the way to coming there with highs of twenty we've got an area of low pressure pushing across the philippines or some wet weather here and that develops as we head on through into thursday so manila could see some pretty wet weather for that low moves out into the south china sea but it's looking fine across vietnam last two we lost the showers even
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draw a picture here yangon thirty one draw and sunny it's not often i say that now as we head across into south asia most of india pakistan bangladesh nepal it's all looking fine once you come further south into tamil nadu and across towards carolinas a different picture we still got some heavy monsoon rain you see from the rainfall totals we're getting up continue across sri lanka too so that's where we're going to see further heavy rain occurring in the course of wednesday and indeed through into thursday but for many central northern parts of india all looking fine cooling off a little bit has been pretty hot in new delhi in recent days but just thirty is a nice one they're looking at warm weather thirty five as the maxim here in the arabian peninsula always lovely here at the moment thirty four degrees in doha a humidity so little bit high for this time of year but dropping slightly should be a pleasant day in abu dhabi for the top temperature of thirty two.
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short films of the hook and inspiration. stories of three young women challenging the world around them. al-jazeera selects at this time. hello again and reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the deposed leader of catalonia has spoken for the first time since charges were filed against him for
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declaring independence from spain colace bridgeable says he'll accept the outcome of new elections in december. kenya's opposition leader raul dingell has called for the results of the presidential election run to be an old warning it could undermine the public's faith in democracy. and refugees have barricaded themselves inside the man asylum detention center in papa new guinea has been ordered closed but they say it's unsafe to leave. russia has invited certainly three syrian groups and political parties to attend what he called a syrian congress or national dialogue in the black sea resort of sochi in mid november russian officials have indicated one of the points that could be considered would be a new constitution for syria meanwhile a seventh round of talks aimed at ending syria's war has now wrapped up in kazakstan capital stonor the talks did not result in a deal that would allow access to a or
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a prisoner exchange between warring groups for the peace talks are now expected to be held in december. customs officials say iraqi forces have taken control of the country's only border crossing with turkey from the kurdistan regional government the harbor border crossing is located within the official boundaries of the semi autonomous kurdish region of northern iraq the president of the kurdistan regional government is in the last twenty four hours of the job. presidential term finishes on wednesday and he said he won't extend its will the end of his twelve year run follows the controversial referendum on a session that he pushed through last month under serious stephanie decker found out what people in the regional capital are bill think about him standing down. time affords an element of perspective and even though daily routines here haven't changed the political landscape has shifted for the kurds of northern iraq so how
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is it seen by the youth we meet mohammed an engineer he is currently unemployed and like many playing away their time here they're educated but find it hard to get a job. you don't present time expired not now but a few years ago yes he is a symbol of our nation but in the end someone has to replace his position if you believe in democracy in any country any leader when he finishes his period he needs to let someone replace him i think it was a good move by the president. the backlash to the controversial referendum on secession is viewed by many as the reason for brazil and his decision to step aside love him or hate him he is a man many view as a historic figurehead of the kurdish struggle. leaves his post you can consider that our kurdish nation will disintegrate because we see him as a father we don't just see him as a leader he is our kurdish father leave the presidency aside what barzani did for
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the kurdish nation no one else can do and no one else will so what now commentator he says it's the first time in kurdish history a leader of his caliber gives up his post in this manner a possible scenario is that we may well through a parliamentary system with no president. president with a symbolic president. with very little power. of course something like this. with a position like this i don't know who's going to be the next prime minister. i can bet. with him being here present. and that's the bottom line even if massoud barzani isn't the president he will continue to wield enormous influence i think by him stepping back he's allowing his nephew. much of amber's zani to lead the negotiations went back then you know the top priority now in kurdistan is not forming
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a government is not putting the kurdish house in order. it is important but the top priority in buying it today in kurdistan is to form a united representative delegation that is powerful and goes to baghdad. most people we speak to say the hundred year old dream of an independent kurdistan which suddenly seems so close has been broken but they also firmly believe that it can be fixed stephanie decker al jazeera. now the clean up of a contaminated fishing community in nigeria has finally started almost ten years after two. shells fifty five year old pipeline ruptured and spilled millions of liters of crude oil many dress reports from bodo near the niger delta. and the most heated mangrove swamp is being prepared for restoration in nigeria's delta. this used to be the breeding ground for fish and other marine creatures
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for months now these workers have been clearing sludge and other contaminants it's about trying to mop up that oil which is which is free within the environment within the mangroves on the water but i think more important than that phase one is about quantifying and designing the more robust phase two cleanup which will be about physically agitating cleaning flushing and where necessary exit to treatment of the sediments mike was part of the united nations environment team that reported on the extent of the pollution progress is slow. after moving to top soil and the devery workers try to wash the oil from the mud and riverbed then the poaching all of its profit by the boom is installed right over there as the oil float the process will then move up river this needs to be defeated in some four
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thousand factors of money involved or one of the worst affected communities in the oil rich niger delta. what i want to focus on cleaning and restoring only one thousand hectares in bordeaux after four years of difficult engagement with the local community. we have to break down those barriers and walls of. you know people just didn't trust each other and a lengthy process finally finally finally with lots of ups and downs years of inaction by all companies and government in addition to more spills only made the devastation worse but the bigger cleanup is still at the planning stage and those who fought for it aren't entirely excited by the current work out along up people like. that would be known. it's optional operational going to land without first addressing the legit to make demands of why people. are going to be you know rights
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so if you ask me what i do going to be i would tell you no but shall try strongly these concerns there's a clear determination to make this work the impact to a clear not is not just from the spills that we're talking about there's been lots of illegal activities around us because you know and all that and that's also one of the biggest concerns we have the illegal activities he's talking about include some water as you have the pipelines and the theft of oil and that is still happening comedy grease. board all in nigeria's delta. a multi races and multi religion rally has been held in minerals capital gang goal organized by the governing national league for democracy party to counter hate speech it is the third rally the government has held since the military crackdown began on the hinge of muslims florence louis has more this is the last of a series of interfaith prayer events organized by the ruling party the national
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league for democracy its health partly in response to the ongoing violence in northern state in the words of the party spokesman it is shows that the majority of people in myanmar live in harmony and that this is a multi-racial multi-religious diverse society a message that people here came to share that it is. complicated. were united this event will dispel. the young. i came here in support of pace in myanmar it would be good for everyone we need pace in this country fine. but ironically even the main reason for this event is because of what's taking place in replying there is no mention of the state level and i want a minority persecuted in myanmar have. in the country local reporters write about the issues they received threats and hate speech from national government and the
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military denied us accusations that its chicks are committing ethnic cleansing and blame misinformation for distorting the crisis difficult to view this event as nothing more than a public relations exercise to show to the world this might be taking place in the fire. in myanmar and its people stand behind their leader. cambodia's top court has refused to release the opposition leader kim soca soca is charged with treason accused of working with the u.s. to overthrow the ruling party if convicted he faces up to certainly years in prison as wayne hayes in a capital little bed. this was the day that cambodia's opposition leader hoped he would walk free but for the second time courts rejected kim so cars appeal against his ongoing detention on treason charges and again the leader of the cambodian national rescue party was denied the chance to be in court to argue his case
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a few opposition supporters and members showed up only to witness another setback for their party that's now being threatened with a dissolution. on the people support. the government run through its all of. the people. live his party in local elections in june and it may begin roads into the dominance of the ruling cambodian people's party but on september the third he was arrested and charged with treason for a speech he gave four years ago in it he talked about winning power with help from the united states since his detention around half of the opposition members of parliament have left cambodia fearing arrest they say the government is scared of losing the general election in july next year so is trying to wipe the opposition out the c.n.r. p. wants targeted sanctions introduced against some members of cambodia's government a move that's been backed by several united states senators but there's
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a sense that prime minister hun sen feels emboldened by the significant financial support this country receives from china but china is also interested in stability and if that's under threat it may start to question the actions of the cambodian government. but there's no sign that the government will back down despite international condemnation rights groups want kim released immediately. we want more clarity. but more importantly we want to end their charges are dropped we are also concerned there will be more victims on the where's the election bid. draws nearer without a credible opposition the election may be largely meaningless and would almost certainly see one cynic stand his rule on the sixteenth of november the court will begin to decide if they will grant the government's wish and dissolve the cambodian national rescue party wayne hay al jazeera phnom penh. six finalists are vying for
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the united kingdom's most prestigious architecture award the royal institute of architects standing prize recognizes the building that has made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the past year so a photography studio a pier and a low cost housing development all among the shortlisted buildings and houses there is a parka went to take a look behind last year looking for sorry west london hides a cool calm space sparse concrete walls stand alongside courtyard gardens it could be japan or a monastery perhaps there are work office and private spaces designed for one of the world's most famous fashion photographers you can tell or i mainly was really looking for a space where i could think in breeze so it's like my on the wall factory kind of space you know where things happen here and i don't have to have to leave. it's
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wonderful it's brilliant it's much better than i ever could have wished this tranquil building confidently and playfully answers some of the biggest challenges the architects face in a city like london how to maximize space a light. what about making three separate building from public to private and in dispatching a to three thought and always you'd have sidelights day and you have top like that it was a top christian yeah and the whole site could be the studio the buildings the judge for originality sustainability and also how much they enrich the world around them the baseline is the quality of architecture must be absolutely excellent and in terms of defining what quality architecture is we need to be very clear that it is a contribution that contributes to the well being of society public buildings including
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appear on the south coast of england and private houses are being judged side by side this apartment block in north london uses simple sustainable materials brick straw and vast amounts of wood fire resistant wood that is its cost effective good for profit driven property developers and good for buyers but is it good to live in . ages and has a pattern or so the more you knock it that's part of the aging process the lessons that we've learnt is sometimes if you do it with less then the aesthetic actually sometimes is a bit more pleasing the finalists have already made their mark on the british landscape but only one will define pretty shark attack actual history need park al-jazeera london. and reminder of the top stories on al-jazeera the deposed leader of catalonia has
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spoken for the first time since charges were filed against him for declaring independence from spain. is accused of rebellion sedition and embezzlement along with several other members of his dismissed cabinet woodridge imposed direct rule on friday dissolving the regional government and ordered new elections in december speaking from brussels pushed him all says he will accept the outcome of that vote . and. in regards to the elections called by the spanish central government we think there are democratic challengers and we're not scared by democratic challenges quite the opposite if the spanish government wishes to carry out these elections to legitimize article one five vives use of course we will face these elections. kenya's opposition leader raul or digger has called for the results of the presidential election rerun to be an old president or her kenyatta was declared the winner on monday with ninety eight point two percent of the vote the turnout was below forty percent because the poll was boycotted by opposition supporters but
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in the war the election result will undermine the public's faith in democracy. at least three people have been killed in a bomb blast near the u.s. embassy in kabul afghanistan defense ministry says at least fifteen others were injured in the suicide of time it happened in an area where many foreign embassies and government departments are based a quarterly report to u.s. congress on tuesday found that armed groups are increasing their control and territory across afghanistan. refugees have barricaded themselves inside an australian run detention center in papua new guinea a man a sign and compound was closed on tuesday after a court deemed it was illegal but six hundred refugees still living there say it's too dangerous to leave because they'll be attacked by hostile locals australia's government says papa new guinea is responsible for closing the camp which it disputes at least fifteen people have been killed in airstrikes in the eastern
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libyan city of dernier it's been besieged for more than a year by armed groups loyal to the renegade general khalifa haftar he said night allegations of carrying out the strikes. i'm back with more in twenty five minutes a.j. is next with with the
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