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tv   The Listening Post 2017 Ep 40  Al Jazeera  November 4, 2017 10:32pm-11:01pm AST

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parts of libya car there look at temperatures very comfortably into the mid twenty's or present conditions into central africa heavy showers forward congo towards gabon so liberal could be quite wet at times further towards the west we've got a scattering of showers and i crank on a could see wanted to hear thirty. sixty seven words that spelled promise for one people but ended up a disaster for another. that led to the establishment of a jewish homeland at the expense of the palestinians one hundred years on al-jazeera world tells the story of the british declaration that changed the middle east for seeds of discord at this time. to be a child is to be innocent and carefree but it comes to an abrupt end with the burden
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of young children. with a mother behind bars for siblings misspend for each other and decide whether to stick together. with the family in the hope of a chance across the us mexico border the other side of the. documentary at this time is there. come back your challenges here are a quick look at the stories making headlines now saudi arabia says it's a defense system has intercepted a long range ballistic missile fired from yemen who also claim to have fired
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a long range ballistic missile the troubled five hundred kilometers over the border with saudi arabia in other developments saudi arabia state television is reporting that the kingdom has appointed a new ministers for the national guard and also for economy and planning citing the world acree and lebanon's prime minister saad hariri has resigned accusing iran of sowing strife in the arab world and saying he fears his life is in danger perry made the surprise announcement in the saudi capital riyadh. now and other stories we're following a senior u.s. official is called on me on march to ensure a safe and stable environment so that more than six hundred thousand range refugees can return home members of the muslim minority fled over the border into bangladesh after myanmar's military launched a crackdown which the un has described as ethnic cleansing and as foreign slowey now reports many refugees are too scared to even think about returning. this is the second time in his sixty years that has been
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a refugee he first crossed into bangladesh to escape the myanmar military crackdown in one nine hundred seventy eight but was repatriated two years later he says he managed to build a good life for his family back in myanmar where they had a house and some land in which they grew crops but now as refugees in bangladesh they have nothing he's not sure if his land title will still be recognised he's not sure there's anything to return to. we can go back if we recognise the citizens if we get assurance of safety and being able to move freely but how can we win our property has been captured by the. bangladesh has taken in more than six hundred thousand refugees. since a military offensive began in august new arrivals continue to pour in day the government and aid agencies are struggling to cope and the international community has called on myanmar to create conditions in rakhine that would allow the ranger to return one of the strong feelings that i got from the people here if they feel
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that they don't belong and they need to feel that they belong which means that for instance the needs to be documentation they need to have the freedom of movement they need to be able to. hear and yanmar government officials say they're ready to set up a repack creation process but the reality is bangladesh and myanmar haven't yet been able to work out the details of governing the eventual return of refugees that have been previously patrick deals between one thousand nine hundred two and two thousand and five bangladesh repack created some two hundred thirty thousand. mohammad yousuf who fled to bangladesh in one thousand nine hundred one to escape more violence could have returned but chose not to he says he didn't have the right to move about freely or practice his religion in peace in young life but it's a decision that still courses in pay. my heart. is a terrible feeling in my heart and asks why i can't go home i live so close to me on
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mine. he still dreams of going home but he says only when conditions are right florence louis al-jazeera. hugh zealand's prime minister is due to meet her australian counterpart on sunday for the first time since her election win last month jacinta arden is expected to reiterate our predecessors offer of accepting up to one hundred fifty refugees from australia's decommissioned man asylum detention center and papa new guinea about six hundred men have barricaded themselves inside the camp food running water and medical services were caught off by australia four days ago their treatment has sparked protests in many australian cities with more than a thousand people demonstrating in sydney earlier on thomas was at the protest. the central message of this protest is bring them here the refugees who were sent to the pacific gardens of mass improper new guinea and the route before a half years ago have suffered enough and should be brought to australia and the
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more immediate and of course the concern very concerned about conditions inside the walls australia is frozen on the minus side in the six hundred men who are refusing to leave that facility now being without fresh water without food and without power . is mine a drinking water they're collecting in when the bins and water that are getting out of a self built well but there are real concerns about dysentery and other health problems inside the prison now australia's government says those men have been in accommodation elsewhere or man i saw islands but the united nations analysts say that accommodation isn't ready for them yet it's still a construction site and the refugees any why site that accommodation isn't site that it isn't protected from the locals who want to do them harm who don't welcome them into the community and many of those refugees when they have been out of that prison in the past have. well we spoke to
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a few of the protesters here and here's some of what i had to say is appalling. here i think i think i think. it's completely not illegal horrible and i think it's really. really bad to get off. the false bring these men who are suffering. on sunday in new zealand prime minister comes to australia to talk to her australian counterpart. to say that she sticks by an offer made by her freedom to take one hundred fifty of the refugees and resettle them. in new zealand enough some fall strike has rejected that offer but it will be made again on sunday and then there is the question of whether new zealand makes little for the ripley to papua new guinea leaving australia affability what will strike then it would deal is made
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between those two independent countries. donald trump to settle for a twelve day tour of asia and on this trip to the region by u.s. president in twenty five years he's already been in hawaii and has now taken off to japan trouble then visit south korea and china before traveling south to vietnam in the philippines scott hyla in tokyo takes a look at what's in store for him in japan. japan the first stop on president donald trump's twelve day trip to asia his longest abroad since taking office here and throughout his trip a great deal of focus will be on the mounting tension over north korea's missile and nuclear program. japan's prime minister shinzo abbate was the first head of state to visit troops even before he was sworn in as president. mr prime minister the two leaders have a tight relationship will play a round of golf and have a steak dinner out with their spouses on sunday monday's meetings will be more
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formal including an audience with emperor akihito the most important thing for trump mr trump to do. during his stay in tokyo is to make sure. and send a message that u.s. japan remain solid and japan and the prime minister. on board with regard to north korea and we go to china a recent poll in japan found nearly half of those asked about the leaders relationship said it was only good for the u.s. . japan is always wary of the united states reaction when talking about trump i'm a bit afraid of what lies ahead to continue to fly towards us but the united states doesn't do anything so suddenly that it probably isn't wavering in who he is but i'm doubtful of whether he's really thinking about the interests of the united states all the rest of the well hawkish in dealing with north korea has kept the
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issue of the abduction of japanese citizens by north korea a live monday trouble visit some families of those who have been abducted over eighteen thousand police officers will be on the streets of tokyo during president trump's visit one of the largest ever security personnel mobilizations and for the very first time an all female security team has been created from milan and of on to trump. as a candidate and as president trump has slammed unfair trade deals with asian nations but it's not expected he will talk much about this in japan the focus is expected to remain and how the two allies will deal with north korea got other. lost after visiting tokyo president trying to fly to the south korean capital seoul but protesters are already rallying against the visit saying trump's dangerous rhetoric risks triggering war in the region with those smaller in attendance there were also some counter protests typically from the older generation who believe the u.s. is an essential ally let's bring you more on some stories that when following closely
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this hour a major shakeup in the cabinet in saudi arabia and also the interception of a long range ballistic missile at the king holiday international airport near the capital riyadh who the rebels in yemen claim to have fired that missile so more on this our senior political analyst moran bashara joins us now from doha and so we have a number a number of different things taking place today and also in the past few hours very difficult to establish any links at this point so we have to treat the information with some caution but it would seem as though it's all perhaps contributing to a general climate of confrontation and tension between opposing forces in the region. oh yes the least we could say maybe we cannot connect different things maybe the timing is could be just coincidental for example that the speech or the press conference by former prime
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minister of lebanon out of riyadh the same day we have for the first time a ballistic missile from yemen could reach the area of the capital of riyadh and then we have the cabinet reshuffle as you mentioned so and then i think really speaking at least we can connect this in terms of whoever thought that saudi arabia was opening a new chapter just a few months ago and now realizes that we're really in the brink of a whole new era in saudi arabia where basically everything is changing from within and terms of the regime in terms of the alliances in terms of family members in cabinets in terms of. areas of influence and so on so forth we're also having the conflict between saudi arabia and yemen shifting in dramatic ways where really for the first time we see
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a ballistic missile from yemen get to the capital in riyadh after a threat been made by a healthy leader after so many announcements by the saudis and their allies that they've succeeded in destroying stockpiles of ballistic missiles in yemen with the offensive also against iran and lebanon and the and the tone not only from the former prime minister how really but also from saudi deputy minister about cutting the hands of iran in the region all of that really just tells us how a new chapter is opening in the region a whole new situation is opening up in the region in general with so being center stage. and how much of a turning point could this potentially be in the war with yemen you alluded to it. just that but you know given that this was
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a war that was meant to weaken the hazy forces for a missile to potentially the capital what might be what might the implications be of that look the fact that. more than two and a half years after the war started in yemen that the fact that the healthiest could still not only resist the bombardment and the. various invasion and occupation in their country but also the fact that they could shoot those ballistic missiles not only to what north directly north or northwest but all four north east towards riyadh that means way above a thousand kilometers we're talking now beyond medium or around the upper side of medium range missile it really underlines a failure a major strategic failure on the part of saudi arabia and its allies especially the
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united arab emirates and their fight in yemen the fact that a healthy leader could threaten riyadh at this point in time at this time in the war after a major destruction in yemen after an epidemic that led to the thousands of casualties after so much of the country has been destroyed and divided and so on so forth. the thought that this now we come on the verge of a new deterrence to so do cities. that's a major as i said strategic further of saudi arabia i think the whole of these are probably solid break the now and then who over there are allies are the fact that they could strike at the heart of a country of saudi arabia through their north and i think that would probably have to now lead to a further escalation or perhaps more pressure for a diplomatic. initiative for some sort of a political reconciliation ok phenomenon thank you. well as you mentioned the
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lebanese prime minister saad hariri has resigned that's another top story this hour he accused iran of selling strife in the arab world and saying he fears his life is in danger he compared the current political climate to that prior to the assassination of his father another former prime minister in two thousand and five an open critic of iran and hezbollah hariri made the statement in the saudi capital riyadh israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu benjamin netanyahu says that terri's resignation is a wake up call to iranian aggression and joins us live now from beirut and so this resignation has come as a shock but how much concern is there about what the fallout might be now. an awful lot especially those who are certainly squarely in the camp behind iran namely hezbollah the various political factions that support hezbollah or at least
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allied to hezbollah and that includes the president michel own who is a very nice christian of course lebanon's political system is divided along sectarian lines and with the presidency occupied by a christian the prime ministerial ship with a sunni muslim and the speaker of the house with a shia muslim so really when you consider the complexities of lebanon's own political makeup if you will and the fact that we now have the sunni prime minister standing down making this announcement in saudi arabia of course a key patron of his many people say that this has saudi arabia's figure prints all over it that refute or rather that saad hariri has stepped down because of pressure that he has been receiving from the saudi leadership pressure we understand has come in the shape of concerns that he may have been working too closely with those allies that are close to iran and indeed as well as with hezbollah as
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well and that is something that has angered the leadership in riyadh whatever the case we're now hearing a statement as you rightly point out by the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and many people suggest that really what we're seeing emerge here is this alliance which is of course against iran and pressuring iran and that is coming in the shape of saudi arabia perhaps increasingly becoming the shape of israel as well israel of course is a bitter rival of hezbollah they have fought bitter conflicts with each other and the concern here is that this political tension could turn into violence right now thank you n.t.'s to have any lebanese capital. protesters are rallied in london in opposition to the one hundredth anniversary of the balfour declaration it was issued by persons cabinets in one nine hundred seventeen and marked a turning point in the effort to create the state of israel sonicare go as a rally and brings us more. this week the british government commemorated the
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signing of the balfour declaration a hundred years ago when asked which said it was proud of parts on the other side of. scale on saturday in london outside the us embassy is another voice which runs counter to that last of those who are against the legacy of the balfour declaration and i spoke with dr stuff about it lootie of how you see an activist who said that the u.k. was wrong proud of its legacy it's very important because balfour declaration was. project. it used the jewish people for their colonial purposes against the palestinian people it was a crime that led to several other crimes including the ethnic cleansing of palestine and it's a crime that is still going down it's not finished the crime is being conducted to do banking guys. and we want to. root for the british
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government is proud of having helping to create the state of israel it also has another series of. hundreds of thousands of palestinians. bridging and diaspora of about million. and while there is a lot of political will to fry. onside for the british government and certainly in terms of israeli lives and just brings that britain. seems really a little told. that there is some form in the. palestinians own state. an american woman accused of insulting zimbabwe's president robert mugabe on twitter has appeared in court in harare mothra donovan who works for mcgann the t.v. is charged with attempting to overthrow the government shill remain in custody over the weekend she was detained in a dorm raid on her home in the capital it's the first arrest since the ministry of
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cyber security was created last month if found guilty she faces up to twenty years in prison the person behind a good monday will be obligation. but what we indeed was to challenge the goalie to what lengths are used it will continue and that there is it was not in compliance with the mind to the provisions of the constitution and in particular that the police officers will be good to inform our client that is in the far east it determined that there is something we should lead even though unfortunately the court was not with us on that particular issue police in the united states have confirmed they gathering evidence for an arrest warrant for disgraced movie producer harvey weinstein in connection with an alleged double rape of an actress in new york in two thousand and ten police in los angeles are also investigating an unrelated crime against weinstein it comes as a judge sets a january date for
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a trial in which weinstein hopes to force his former film company to turn over documents which he says will clear his name and the entertainment streaming service netflix has cut ties with one of its biggest stars kevin spacey over allegations of sexual misconduct a hollywood actor will no longer play the lead role in netflix's hit show house of cards spacey faces a number of accusations of sexual harassment towards men he's one of several showbiz names and political figures to have been accused of misconduct in the last week. now chile is fast becoming one of the world's leaders in clean renewable energy south american nation is taking advantage of its unique geography to attract investors to several state of the op projects and human was given a tour of the continent's first geothermal power plant. in the world's driest desert endless solar energy panels took up the highest radiation levels on the planet chile has practically no oil resources and always struggled to
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produce energy but that was before it discovered its infinite potential for renewable alternatives. accelerated technological changes have made these renewable energy resources much more competitive for generating electricity than fossil fuels or. there's another advantage there's no need to expropriate land or displace entire communities or flood for tile fields as with hydroelectric dams for example the at that comet desert is practically barren but paradoxically it's a mentally rich in minerals and of course sunlight but there is more above the desert is another extraordinary source of energy volcanoes. at nearly five thousand meters above sea level this is the world's highest and most ambitious geothermal plant south america's first. steam is extracted from the belly of the volcano three thousand meters below it moves turbines that can produce electricity
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for one hundred and sixty five thousand homes. as the steam cools it injected back into the volcano to be converted again into steve this energy is an energy that is available twenty four hours to bury all berries all season the whole year it's a base load energy record which is the grades. over newble energy the c.e.o. of n l green power came for the official launch of the plant as did president michelle bachelet she says chile is on track to become seventy percent reliant on renewable energy by two thousand and fifty almost double the current rate. nearby the tiny desert town of oh yeah way is already reaping the benefits it's now getting electricity twenty four hours a day means that light bulb will incite buying won't go out after midnight in the middle east now we can store perishable things like meat and chicken and have ice
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cream to. technology has been helped by chile's unique geography vast solar fields and volcanoes along the andes mountains and wind farms running four thousand kilometers from the desert to the magellan straits are turning this country into a renewable energy leader. newman set up of a yawn chile. now one hundred forty one dead seals of washed up on the shores of the world's deepest lake in southern russia many of them were pregnant females he appeared to have died in the water and didn't have any injuries or signs of disease or starvation scientists are investigating what might have them to die. stationed in the prosecutor's office is looking into various causes including disease attempted illegal hunting as well as human caused disturbance considering the earlier incidents of large scale sea deaths the most likely cause is a naturally occurring wildlife cycle it's. i remember there's much more in
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everything we're covering right here al jazeera dot com is why you need to go there you'll find more details on news that in the saudi capital riyadh the airport was targeted by who's the rebels they fired a ballistic missile. the saudis are saying that the missile was effectively intercepted northeast of the capital riyadh but also in other news coming from saudi arabia cabinet reshuffle affecting the national guard and the economies of plaid on the ministries of economy and facing realities your president said that there would be a complete audit a hundred percent ordered that order hasn't happened getting to the heart of the matter so are you saying then that the future of the g.c.c. will be and. hear their story. on talk to al-jazeera at this time. and inspiration.
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his stories of people who are keeping the spirit of freedom alive. by courageously defending the right to be heard. as basically a. b.b.q. . at this time. to be a child is to be innocent and carefree but it comes to an abrupt end with the burden of young children. with a mother behind bars for siblings misspend for each other and decide whether to stick together. with the family in the hope of a chance across the us mexico border the other side of the. documentary at this time al-jazeera. it's the end of the breeding season as we take a ferry through the straits of magellan to the island today the island. is
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a penguin colony sanctuary with access to tourists accompanied by foot nine percent penguin expert cloud able boy we learned the penguin colonies in south america are under threat climate change is one reason it is well documented that changing rain patterns or spend was to abandon fly the nest warmer ocean temperatures have diminished the quantity and quality of fish for the penguins who were swim further and further away to feed their young overfishing and ocean contamination especially plastic are also killing penguins. saudi arabia says its ad defense system has intercepted a long range ballistic missile fired from yemen.


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