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once and every year their connection to their american friends gets deeper i think while they're here they realize they're really not different when they're in the dead a dream house which is charity house they feel empowered. perks you can i was told by the pakistani army to the americans and we got held in guantanamo the number of al qaeda and taliban detainees transferred to u.s. forces in afghanistan has continued to grow for years without trial for the people of the witnesses. ever talk or scream would be beaten again the quest for a better life but ended in incarceration. for one tunnel no twenty two at this time on al-jazeera. more questions than answers five days after saddam dropped resignation as lebanon's
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prime minister. hello i'm sam is a dan this is al jazeera live from the house so coming up in syria. continues to shrink government forces say they've taken control of aleppo come out of town and shakes and smiles for xi jinping and donald trump visit to leaders find common ground on trade in north korea. we visit the sanctuary for a younger children left traumatized by the violence in me and. for the past few days there have been many questions and a few years about lebanese prime minister sadly heidi his office says he met there with france's ambassador to saudi arabia it was from the saudi capital how do you
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really surprise the region on saturday announcing his resignation in a taped statement five days later he still has not returned to lebanon holder has the latest from beirut. sources close to the president of the country as well as the speaker of parliament are saying that both officials are worried about the fate of the resigned prime minister sagal how do you they're worried about his well being they want to know his whereabouts what we also understand is that the president michel aoun believes that the saddle how d.d. is under house arrest in the saudi capital now how did his office issuing a statement saying that he met to the french ambassador to his residence in the saudi capital and over the past two days he has been holding meetings with the foreign officials as well as the e.u. representative but apart from that we haven't heard from the resigned prime minister himself since the sudden resignation the announcement of his resignation
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on a saturday we saw him on shoes day in abu dhabi holding talks with the rulers in the u.a.e. capital and the day before that he was sitting with the saudi king but the lebanese officials the clearly feel that something is wrong and what we understand is that the president is going to be seeking help from foreign powers as well as the united nations to solve what they're calling this mystery because right now the president is refusing to accept the resignation of the prime minister until he comes to lebanon until he presents the resignation and discusses the situation with the president so right now the president still thinks that the government is still in power so a lot of uncertainty in lebanon especially especially concerning the fate of the how do you tip. the un is warning of the worst famine the world has seen in decades unless the saudi led coalition allows aid into yemen food and fuel prices have skyrocketed since saturday when the blockade was tightened as the crisis becomes worse air and sea pulled sits abandoned while citizens express that outrage mohamed
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jhoom reports. at sanaa international airport an ominous silence terminals are as empty of people as runways are devoid of planes clear signs that the crisis in yemen is only growing more dire not only sunnah international airport was completely brought to a halt by the warring coalition stateside that included preventing the u.n. and a plane's humanitarian aid the red cross and doctors without borders is a bit of luck but airport officials aren't just angry with the parties to the conflict a compass that and them and with the idea the united nations could have taken brave and clear decisions to condemn the aggression the un could have compelled the belligerent states to allow at least humanitarian aid to arrive and to allow access to the injured casualties and humanitarian cases for its part the u.n. has warned that in yemen which is in the grips of
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a cholera epidemic that has seen more than nine hundred thousand suspected cases since april is also facing the world's worst famine crisis. one that could kill millions of people unless the saudi led military coalition inn's its blockade and allows aid to flow into the country saudi arabia imposed a land and sea blockade in yemen after a ballistic missile was fired on saturday towards its capital riyadh since then it has only become more difficult for citizens to get their hands on vital commodities with prices of petrol and cooking oil rising drastically in the port city of her data humanitarian access was already difficult for aid agencies now. it's only got worse. and so far as closing down the ports and borders these are work crimes in the first degree at the un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs and officials are extremely concerned of what will happen if they can't continue to
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bring food into the country you know that yemen is the largest food insecurity crisis all over the world every month we feed seven million people these are people who depend completely on relief for their survival and we import these commodities the food to help these people which is why the longer yemen's air and sea ports sit empty the longer the suffering will continue. and. the syrian army now says it's in control of the eastern city of elbow come after i saw faces with drew the border city was one of the last remaining pockets of territory held by iceland syria the group was pushed out of the iraqi town of all across the border only a few days ago iraqi fighters allied with the syrian government have been pushing into oil will come out from the east the syrian video appears to show iraqi fighters flying yellow shia militia flags near the city on wednesday the group has been losing ground rapidly since it lost its self-styled capital the syrian
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democratic forces you know. it is following developments from the. turkish syrian border. this was isis last remaining urban stronghold on the syrian side of the border what it be though is that isis once self declared caliphate on both sides of the iraq and syrian border are now over it does not do that all isis fighters have either been killed or captured there are small pockets of isis fighters in the desert in iraq and also in the dearest old province bordering syria so what syrian forces have been telling media is that they have taken complete control of but according to monitors like the city observatory for human rights i say fighters with a safe passage from a look amman into other areas of the resort it is also worth noting here that on the other side of the euphrates river on the eastern bank there are syrian democratic forces who are also making gains against ice and on the western side are
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the russia and iran backed syrian government forces and militias who have now taken the city of a good command and cleared it completely from isis fighters the head of the u.n. humanitarian task force for syria has given an update on the situation people there are facing and says it's difficult for international aid to reach those who need it most he says although syrians are suffering everywhere nowhere is as bad as east in the hold on the outskirts of the capital this epicenter of suffering. hundred thousand civilians men women and children in a dozen beseeched towns and villages. since september it's been completely sealed off until september there was some access through with their commercial and other traffic.
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now the only lifeline would be our convoys the u.s. president says he's found common ground with china's leader over the crisis on the korean peninsula there's plenty of pomp and ceremony in beijing for the u.s. president's trip where a multibillion dollar trade deals was signed in north korea discussed everyone brown reports from beijing. china's leaders know how to put on a good show and to make important visitors feel honored. the finally chewed welcoming ceremony was far more lavish than the one given president trump's pre-disaster president xi jinping has rolled out a very long red carpet for trump who ensured his tie was color coordinated. the two leaders talked for several hours later before the cameras trump they have surprised his host by saying the u.s. trade deficit with china wasn't all china's fault and i have great respect for you
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for this because you're representing china but it's too bad that past administrations allowed it to get so far out of kilter they held a news conference without taking questions where trump again pressure over north korea all responsible nations must join together to stop arming and financing and even trading with. the murderous north korean regime their statements offered more plaudits than substance trump said she was a special man and that is people were proud of him. president xi reiterated his call for diplomacy and not threats to resolve the crisis on the korean peninsula he said it was natural for the united states and china to disagree but they owed it to the world to work more closely during its argument but i told president trump that the asia pacific is big enough and both the us and china by its side should increase communication and cooperation in regards to asia pacific issues they
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agreed to cooperate over combating drugs namely the chinese made chemicals blamed on the us opiates epidemic many of the outcomes on thursday were prearranged two hundred fifty billion dollars worth of trade deals were announced but their real substance still needs to be assessed those agreements though mean trump can show his supporters that he's making progress in reducing the trade deficit china's leaders clearly want president from to leave here happy man and they appear to have given him just enough to ensure that happens in return china's state controlled media says that it's time for the united states to treat china as an equal trump spin tweeting about his successes here which means he's been breaking chinese law because twitter is banned but on this occasion his hosts probably don't mind adrian brown al-jazeera beijing now six catalan politicians including the dissolve
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parliament speaker have appeared before spain supreme court in the dritte to answer charges of rebellion and sedition they're accused of staging catalonia secession referendum that the spanish government declared illegal they are currently out on bail eight other members of the sang catalan government are waiting for a hearing jonah is in barcelona. well the supreme court in madrid in hearing the case against the speakers of the capital and parliament the building behind me there and five m.p.'s on charges of rebellion sedition and embezzlement the misuse of public funds may just decide either in theory anyway to throw out those charges and let them go or possibly to judge that they are no longer a flight risk no longer an ongoing threat to society and therefore let them out on bail on conditional release pending trial or it may decide to do what has happened to a ministers in the deposed government here and lock them up pending trial a process we understand from the minister's case that could take anything up to
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four years the most likely outcome well that is in the realm of speculation now but then the galaxies here are pretty complex the ministers because they were sacked were treated effectively as ordinary citizens they appeared before a lower court a national court and in fact before a particularly conservative judge the m.p.'s are still elected officials they have certain privileges which is why they're appearing in front of the supreme court the thinking is now that possibly the supreme court may decide to let them out on conditional release on bail and that then the ministers may lobby to have their case heard in front of the supreme court with potentially the same result and that all of this represents a potential path way for spain out of a crisis which is increasingly difficult for them on the international stage a member of the european union seem more and more widely now as holding political prisoners. and that's lots more still to come here and i'll just protests in togo
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demand political change and the resignation of the president. of the netherlands shows how to feed a growing world population in a changing climate. hello a good part of central southern china is still enjoying spitta warmth release a twenty to thirty degrees typically from shanghai down to hong kong but this cloud in than this developing and just spell of rain on its way. up in sichuan is dry here really for seventeen degrees and that temps relatively consistent the rain might even spread a little bit further east towards the east coast but hong kong stays dry and you most of it i mean the months past is dry there's a feed of showers right about downing a bit to science maybe but not quite as heavy as they were but there is still flooding here in the northeast monsoon as it now tucks it in chases away that
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monsoon trough from india is producing heavy rain in town and in sri lanka as figures for sort of. still worthwhile stuff for the most part there is no wind there is no rain in fact the problem is the morning mist and fog and pollution colder in the north and indian plane and crossing to northern pakistan conditions in the air are pretty poor and they're not light to improve any day soon this could last for weeks if not months in the arabian peninsula pictures largely a dry one and a pleasant one just around the coast of a man in the yemen though it could well be cloudy enough for rain. oh is it allison when they're on line we were in hurricane winds for almost like thirty six hours these are the things that u.k. has to address or if you join us on saturday i'm
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a member of the complex but we struck up a relationship this is a dialogue tweet us with hash tag a.j. stream and one of your pitches might make an actual join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. back you're watching al-jazeera time to recap our headlines the office of lebanon's prime minister has responded to concerns over his whereabouts saying he's met with foreign diplomats in riyadh saudi how did he announced he was quitting his position in a broadcast in the saudi capital on saturday but has not yet returned to lebanon fears
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being held against his will the syrian army says it's now in control of the eastern city of elbow come out after i saw fighters with troop militia from iraq allied with the syrian government has been pushing into the area of the iraqi border. six cattle and politicians including the dissolved parliament respect have appeared before spain's supreme court in madrid they face decades in prison if found guilty of charges of rebellion and sedition over their role in last month's ban secession referendum. human rights watch is urging world leaders to raise me in mars treatment of writing good muslims at two summits getting underway in asia soon i mean mars leader aung san suu kyi is arrived in the vietnamese city of dan and for this week's a summit in mar is not a formal member of the group but she was invited by vietnam's president next week sure attend the asia and summit in the philippines government faces international pressure over violence in iraq and state which is for six hundred thousand drinkers
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to flee into bangladesh. more than half of the rangers who escape the military crackdown to bangladesh children the un's children agency says they're living in dire conditions many are traumatized but psychological support is being offered and reports. this is what childhood should look like. these younger hymns refugees a plane and a unicef manage play center at a refugee camp in bangladesh is designed to entertain the hundreds of thousands of traumatized for hendra children from long days stuck in bleak and difficult conditions. that are shed is so tiny and hot i can't play there it's nice and cold here in the center and they give me biscuits and other food i can play here rather than being outside where it's so hot and sunny. apart from being bored and cramped
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many of these children are also receiving counseling from trained therapist they were forced to flee their homes by military campaign that un has described as ethnic cleansing many have seen firsthand human rights abuses being carried out he said that the end springsteen they are sold by talking and drawing the i'm not getting the support from anywhere else and i try to heal them by talking about drawing these united nations children foundation is working with other partners to create an environment where children feel safe there are in excess of four hundred thousand children in their own. homes now and most of this children's when their fled their homeland and came here they came in a very mentally and physically shattered condition. learning how to cope with trauma at a tender age and being reminded what childhood should be like.
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and the government protesters in the west african country on the streets of the capsule they're demanding constitutional. and the resignation of the president his family has been in power for fifty years charles stafford reports was. opposition supporters fill the streets of togo's capital loamy the second of three days of protests demanding political change from the ruling family that has been in power for half a century they want constitutional reform in the resignation of president full rate going to sing but remember. the government agreed to allow these rallies but the opposition says security forces broke up similar demonstrations in other towns. the first day of protests went well apart from inside kobe and three other towns the blind and savage repression led to at least sixteen injured in soko day both by bullets and beatings. at least sixteen people have been killed and more than two
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hundred others injured since the protests began in organist the government released more than forty protesters in a bid to try and calm a mounting anger. in soko de arms a circulating and until we get back the owner who had them we are not going to allow any demonstration the situation is not in favor of anybody the coalition of fourteen opposition party says it wants the government on or the nine hundred ninety two constitution that stipulates a limited to five year terms for the president and the tumor around voting system. we have received a request regarding protest next week we will meet the opposition in the coming days and discuss security measures to be taken if protests without incident they could be on the streets even for a whole month if they want i don't really care or we are asking for is people should not finish their day at a police station. in mid september the ruling party proposed a provisional term limit bill in the national assembly but the opposition walked
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out of the negotiations. some analysts say most of the top military brass remain a loyal to the president. when president ford he was elected for his third term mid two thousand and five more than five hundred people were killed in the crackdown on opposition protests anger is rising again focused on bringing political change to. chance transferred. venezuela's constitutional assembly has passed a law clamping down on media freedom it allows prison sentences of up to twenty years for anyone who incites hate or violence through television radio or social media president nicolas maduro has frequently accused the opposition of from zero thing hate under the new law the state can also order media outlets to broadcast messages it says promote peace the international criminal court has approved the request to investigate war crimes in burundi the move comes less than
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a month after the east african nation quit the court just based in the hague the alleged crimes took place in the two years since president. decided to seek a controversial third term in office the chief prosecutor says the i.c.c. has authority to investigate the allegations because the alleged crimes were committed while both on the was a signatory to the court. an air pollution crisis has swept into northern india and pakistan weather conditions and farmers' fires have created a corridor of pollution banged up against the himalayas with nowhere to go india's capital new delhi is in the center of the crisis will start to ban cars on certain days and already has closed four thousand schools charlotte ballasts reports. more than four million children are on holiday in new delhi a move that's mean to protect them from dangerous levels of pollution the air
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quality in the indian capital sitting at forty times the world health organization safe limit doctors say it's the same as smoking fifty cigarettes a day. our school wasn't visible because of the smog and pollution so they closed our school for a few days. and they started watering and i was having problems breathing this is what new delhi's nineteen million people work up to on thursday it's supposed to be sunrise residents experience the same claustrophobic conditions last november every year at this time farmers burn their crops at the same time as heavy cold air pushes down from the himalayas it acts like a lid trapping the pollution between the ground and the cold air above us this image from nasa shows what's called aerosol optical thickness the more orange the more pollution new delhi is the worst hit urban area but it spans the entire length
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of the himalayas including pakistan second biggest city law. the region's chief minister drywall described new delhi as a gas chamber and blamed crop burning in other states but there is another big reason for you and i get on with and see my mascot stand on black with just one day's exposure to the roads. the government is bringing in a traffic. again from monday where private cars with even or odd number plates are allowed on the roads on alternate days. they brought about. pollution totally is dependent on the amount of traffic on the roads if there's not much traffic the pollution reduces doctors need levels to drop quickly this won't with patients suffering from breathing problems and allergies we know this is harmful and it is there and i have no option if i don't want to go all i may not drink because it is harmful pollution i can't run away i have to read
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a recent study found that pollution was linked to two point five million deaths in india and twenty fifteen and new delhi is its most polluted city charlotte dallas al-jazeera. let's bring you some breaking news coming into us here and saudi state media is reporting that the foreign ministry there in the riyadh has asked its citizens to leave lebanon immediately let's give you just some background to this on saturday we have the prime minister of lebanon and now it's his resignation from saudi arabia since then there have been questions about why he hasn't returned to lebanon we've also had warnings from riyadh saying they would consider beirut to be at technically at war with saudi arabia and now a warning from the saudi foreign ministry telling its citizens they should leave lebanon this is all according to saudi state media will bring you more details on
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this as we get them. u.s. actor kevin spacey has been dropped from an already complete hollywood film after more accusations of sexual misconduct against him spacey played the late us oil billionaire john paul getty in the ridley scott film all the money in the world that's due out next month his scenes will now be shot again with christopher plummer as a replacement spacey faces a growing number of sexual harassment allegations in the u.s. and britain last week he was fired from the lead role in the popular netflix production house of cards scientists in the netherlands say they're close to a breakthrough which will allow crops to be grown in the desert and they say this could completely alter life on the african continent and even end hunger world leaders meeting at the climate talks in germany are being urged to commit more to fund new agricultural projects in drought stricken parts of the world lawrence lee reports. in this southern corner of the netherlands
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a grain of ember day looks like the last place you'd expect to see a revolution in food but in these vast greenhouses things are happening that could change lives half a world away usually it takes huge amounts of water to grow tomatoes but here they reduce it to virtually nothing and they even grow the fruit in insulation material rather than soil we use only rainwater and recycled water and you can do this with any vegetable. you can. it can be a solution to to bring feed food into other places in the world where there's a problem that. the tiny netherlands is already the world's largest exporter of tomatoes this though has an obligation not for western supermarkets but for the world's hungry what they're onto here is regarded as really exciting because if you can grow vegetables with no soil and with almost no water then you can grow them anywhere you can grow them in the deserts or where there's been drought and so
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there's a growing realisation that this technology could be used to fight famine the combination of population growth and climate change are making a terrible situation in parts of the world even worse and deserted occasional agricultural land is turning many into climate refugees. at this leading university to finding yet more radical solutions like extracting the bacteria from plants which can cope in the deserts and putting them into crops incredibly the scientists believe the deserts of the world are a huge agricultural opportunity they think they're two years away from planting crops in the sand that this cabbage tomato and that's a potato we are working on this well so it's really brought if we come to barley and it's a very close relative of wheat that we have we're talking about major crops of that and this is that we can grow under such harsh conditions also in that area. the
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message here to western politicians is that climate change is an integra part of the refugee crisis and offering solutions has benefits everywhere if we don't solve the problems over there then people will migrate to other places and they will look for food in europe and we know that. migration is a great problem so in my opinion we need to improve the situation in africa. and. improve the lives of people in africa there's often a feeling that trying to help the world's hungry is pointless and the problems will never end but here there is proof that even climate change can be beaten by science for the politicians of the rich countries it is becoming possible to affect incredible change if they really want to lawrence lee al-jazeera in the netherlands .
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and let's take you through some of the headlines here in al-jazeera now saudi state media is reporting that all saudi nationals are being told to leave lebanon the development comes as questions continue to surround lebanese prime minister sadly heavy this fate heavy the announced he was quitting his position in a broadcast from the saudi capital on saturday but has not yet returned to lebanon some political figures say they fear he's being held there against his will the u.n. humanitarian chief they say is warning of the worst famine the world has seen in decades unless the coalition allows aid into yemen food and fuel prices have skyrocketed since saturday that's when the blockade was tightened more than twenty humanitarian groups have criticized the blockade. the syrian army now says it's in control of the eastern city of elbow come out after i saw fighters withdrew the border city was one of the last remaining pockets of territory held in syria who group was pushed out of the iraqi town of al across the border only
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a few days ago and iraqi fighters allied with the syrian government have been pushing into a book come out from the east the syrian military video appears to show iraqi fighters flying yellow share militia flags near the city on wednesday the group has been losing ground rapidly since it lost its self-styled capital to syrian democratic forces so. the u.s. president says he's found common ground with china's leaders over the crisis on the korean peninsula visiting china donald trump called on president xi jinping to apply more pressure on pyongyang over its nuclear weapons program he says china could curb the escalating tension quickly and easily we agreed on the need to fully implement all un security council resolutions. where north korea and to increase economic pressure until north korea abandon its reckless and dangerous
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path. all responsible nations must join together to stop arming and financing and even trading with the murderous north korean regime well those are your headlines the news continues on al-jazeera after this stream stay with us. it's u.s. president. ford relations and strengthen the resolve to confront the threat from north korea but can this visit really have.

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