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a new poll ranks mexico city is the pool with worst in the world for sexual violence many women are attacked while moving in the crowded spaces of the metro buses and even at the hands of taxi drivers the conversation starts with do you have a boyfriend you're very pretty young you feel unsafe threatened you think about how to react what do i do if this gets wes no money on a uses a new service it's called lal dr it's for women passages only and run by women drivers pull for some extra features like a panic button and twenty four seven monitoring of drivers. dozens are killed when a powerful earthquake strikes on the iran iraq border. matheson
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this is all just a live from doha also coming up. but i had to take some security measures to return back safe and sound the lebanese prime minister says he's coming home as he breaks his silence for the first time since his sudden resignation. a crime against humanity that's how amnesty international describes the syrian government's surrender or starve campaign targeting civilians. ignoring efforts to turn them back or hinge or refugees are still streaming into bangladesh. and we're bringing with breaking news a seven point three magnitude earthquake has struck on the iran iraq border with reports at least sixty one people killed and hundreds injured across both countries
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the epicenter was in iran thirty kilometers southwest of the iraqi town of rescue teams have been deployed to the region charlotte ballasts reports. quiet sunday night in iraq and iran disrupted by violent shaking. the youth quake was centered on the iraq iran border merely iraqi town of halacha and it was severe seven point three in magnitude and only twenty five kilometers deep. suddenly the glasses dropped off the table that was very strange the fan was shaking we were so afraid that we ran out of the house because our house is old the u.s. geological survey immediately issued an orange alert saying deaths and damage should be expected then came the reports of fatalities on the iran side of the border in the town of cusses suring it struck after sunset on sunday night when people use their phones in
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a makeshift assessment of the cost of this quite early reports suggest villages have been badly damaged and electricity comes out iranian media say a risk you teams have been deployed to would see if he seemed to in the waist. iran is one of the most seismically active countries in the world several major fault lines cross the country and in two thousand and three a six point six magnitude quake flattened the historic city of bam twenty six thousand people died. while loop quakes may be frequent here the people are not immune from panic in iraq shops and malls evacuated across kurdish territory it was felt throughout the region as far away as israel residents flee their homes from baghdad to kuwait they face an interrupted night with aftershocks still rolling through charlotte ballasts al jazeera lebanon's prime minister saad hariri has spoken publicly for the first time since his shock resignation eight days ago
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he says he is free in saudi arabia rejecting rumors he's being held against his world how did he also pledged to return to his country very soon in the heart of reports from beirut. this is the first time saud how did he makes public remarks since his resignation announcement more than a week ago from the saudi capital riyadh he sought to dispel reports that he had been detained the well being of lebanon's prime minister and his freedom of movement have been open to question in a live interview he denied he was forced to resign and said he is a free man and. i submitted my resignation i notice not the regular process for prime minister but i have to take some security measures to return back safe and sound the circumstances behind his decision to step down united a deeply divided country earlier people used. to show solidarity with. some lebanese may now be convinced that he is not under house arrest others however
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haven't changed their minds it clearly was a comfortable situation here physically look. what he was saying was very. contradictory to many people in lebanon saying that he's free when i look but if and when heidi does return it doesn't guarantee that lebanon's latest political crisis will be resolved if i withdraw my resignation as prime minister of lebanon we must respect the distancing of lebanon from the regional conflict we should pull out from the interventions in the region . a few years ago lebanon officially adopted a policy of staying out of regional conflicts particularly from the war in syria hezbollah has been accused of ignoring that policy by sending troops to fight alongside the syrian government the iranian allied group has long resisted demands that withdraw its forces and it is unlikely to heed that demand now. also singled
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out yemen accusing hezbollah of interventions that puts lebanon at risk. he said he resigned to save lebanon but the political vacuum his resignation created has only destabilized the country. he is the top sunni politician in lebanon replacing him will not be easy democracy here is about consensus and a candidate has to be accepted by all rival camps for stability to prevail appearance and comments did little to ease the tensions instead he looked more like a pawn in the regional power struggle between iran and saudi arabia said of. beirut john marker on as a policy analyst at the arab center in washington d.c. he says the interview raises more questions than answers let's just focus on the political messages he sent obviously he thought down the shift in his rhetoric to his resignation a week ago and he was very bellicose against iran and others thought he was very
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close on your t.v. he basically said the reason of the shift of saudi policy was yemen much of the other issues you mentioned before so i think a lot of anybody's believe what happened in the last week while his own political movement is saying what say why there's a lot of us and american and u.s. and french and and other than the rest are also worried about his movement so we don't hear the whole story and we have yet to see what will happen in the next days and weeks. saudi arabia has asked for an urgent meeting with the arab league to discuss allegations of military aggression by iran to her and denies claims it supplied a missile that was fired from yemen into a week ago it also says it has nothing to do with a pipeline fire in bahrain that temporarily halted oil supplies on friday saudi arabia has described the fire as sabotage bahrain's foreign minister has blamed
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iran the arab league meeting for next sunday in cairo meanwhile france's president also wants a meeting to discuss iran's activities but has rejected a request for direct talks on his ballistic missile production plans iran says the program is for defense and it's unrelated to the deal with world powers to cope with the development of nuclear weapons. the rebels in yemen are denying reports that the missile fired at riyadh was supplied by iran the news comes as the us joins international calls for an end to the saudi led blockade that's worsening a severe food shortage united nations says the closure of yemen's borders is pushing millions of people close to starvation the u.s. however says it recognises saudi concerns about the supply of arms to the who these rebel leaders say the missiles are homemade. amnesty international says the syrian government's surrender or starve campaign targeting civilians constitutes
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crimes against humanity it's calling for an end to what it calls the dark stain on the world's conscience a new report says government forces surrounded and bombed a densely populated all position controlled areas thousands of people were given an ultimatum to abandon their homes or die amnesty says farms in food supplies were burned hospitals and clinics were destroyed and people were deprived of medical care the report condemns not only the syrian government but also some opposition groups it says both restricted and blocked humanitarian help. asking for an independent body to investigate and prosecute those responsible. reports from the turkish town of close to the border with syria and we give you a warning you might find some of these images disturbing. maybe so hard drew her last breath just over
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a month after she was born she weighed nearly two kilos. malnutrition he's killed a dozen other children in the suburb of the syrian capital in the last few months to see the siege imposed by the syrian government has caused hundreds of children to suffer from moderate to severe malnutrition. this mother pleads to be opened. and the siege to end she wants aid convoys to bring medicine not just food. similar cries for help are being made in other areas of syria amnesty international says the surrender or starve strategy which is for thousands of syrians from their homes is a crime against humanity more than half a million people continue to be besieged following the displacement of hundreds of thousands in the past year the u.n. helped end the siege for two hundred seventy five thousand people in the rebel held areas of aleppo city seventy five thousand were besieged in homs four thousand
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people were evacuated from the riaa and at least sixty five thousand were under siege in the four towns of monday as a danika for four. amnesty says the tactic of mass displacement by the assad regime using sieges in forced evacuations is not reconciliation. human rights campaign group urges world leaders to not just take the local cease fire agreements and face value but view them in the context of systemic violations of international law. syrians in besieged jerry years have been forced to leave their ancestral homes after months of hunger and bombardment for years they've been telling the world how they feel in the back. i left my town our fathers and grandfathers lived there this year militias came to raise their flags with the russian occupiers this is our country the whole world let us down. rights workers say there is ample evidence of restricting access to humanitarian medical aid as well as air and
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ground assaults on hospitals and homes which amounts to war crimes despite repeated calls for action aid workers and many syrians are disappointed that all they have seen is inaction and excuses by the international community when they see a future generations will not forget. a senior u.n. official says myanmar's troops have systematically gang raped and tortured ranger woman involved in sexual violence in conflict has been speaking to some of the six hundred thousand range of refugees who fled to neighboring bangladesh since august she says she's going to raise the mistreatment of a hinge or with the international criminal court calling rape a weapon of genocide is a shop has more. the imposingly wide river nath which separates my ma and bangladesh was the final hurdle for another wave of increasingly desperate rohingya refugees nearly two hundred people many of them women and children made their way
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to freedom paddling improvised rickety rafts kept afloat by empty plastic jerry cans scavenged along the way as they fled the country using homemade paddles and sheets of plastic it was a long and slow crossing some just paddled with their hands on the final half mile the rafts were intercepted by bangladesh frontier guards these people are not welcome here and for an hour the guards circled the raf's trying to persuade them to turn back and pushing them up river the refugees ignored them and pushed on to the shoreline. they've been travelling for weeks and with land for a mixture of exhaustion and relief on the faces of those who'd reach safety traumatised by what they'd witnessed during the long march out of my mom for the children still too young to comprehend that they may never return to their homes. each had their own story to tell. we built this raft with plastic
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jerry cans that we found in burned down villages. we couldn't manage boats as we couldn't afford the rent. of our neighbors got robbed when they left the camp with the boat people they lost all their money and everything they had. it took us three days to reach safety one day to cross the one day to prepare the raft and a day to row across the river. these are just a handful of the hundreds of thousands to have sought refuge in bangladesh many repeating stories of violence rape and murder carried out on the refugees a senior u.n. official in dhaka raised the issue with the international criminal court this week whether my and military could be held responsible peter shop al jazeera. the clock is ticking for about four hundred refugees refusing to leave a decommissioned prison camp on mon asylum and have a new guinea authorities say the men have until monday to get out large sections of
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history and run camp have been dismantled in a bid to force the refugees to leave the men are refusing to move their fear manis island locals could attack them about two hundred refugees have left already moving to new accommodation outside the facility. still ahead and al jazeera digging for gold the owners of a greek mine threaten to stop work in iraq over the environment. and transforming this. into this the kenyans turning rubbish into a rowboat. by the springtime flowers of a mountain late. to the first snowfall on a winter's day. hello we've had a couple of weeks of dry weather and you notice the rain has come back to southern
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china there's an onshore breeze and the remains of a tropical depression on the south china sea it's got to go somewhere what it'll do is produce showers of a high now and southwest of china maybe the far north east of vietnam and of course you've got this patch of rains developed middle of china's been around for a while which is now linked to a system across japan now it's not changing very much it's not producing much rain but some nineteen is the next in shanghai hong kong cooled down a bit down to twenty six reasonably unhuman degrees or about how far as a fifty sixty percent by day which is quite acceptable we seems a big showers in malaysia recently particularly in sabah but also in southern iraq ninety one millimeters that's a reasonable daytime shower think you'll agree similar to what we've had in mindanao and further west near some rationale the next day or so i think sudden thailand cymotrichous him and i see will not be that afflicted by big showers that we arrive but all that many of they are coming back as you say is forecast is wetter than monday's it's around in borneo to distrust is such
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a big issue as down towards java we've seen some pretty heavy rain educator bliss forecasts which suggest the middle of jobbers more lot to get wet than the western end. the weather sponsored by cats on and always. discover the world of al-jazeera. the best films from across on the network of channels for the like this if i'm allowed to do that but i'm about to be fresh perspectives and new insights. to challenge and change the way we look at the world . cup. al-jazeera world at this time on al-jazeera.
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you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour rescue teams have been deployed to western iran after a seven point three magnitude earthquake struck on the iran iraq border health officials have reported at least sixty one people have died and hundreds have been injured across both countries. lebanon's prime minister saad hariri is denying claims he's detained in saudi arabia in his first public comments since announcing he would resign last week he said he was free to leave and plan to return to lebanon in a matter of days. unless international warns the syrian government's surrender or starve campaign targeting civilians is a crime against humanity the group is calling for an independent body to investigate and prosecute those responsible. for the first time in a decade the u.s. and south korea are holding joint naval drills in the region is being viewed as
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a powerful show of force directed at north korean leader kim jong un over his country's nuclear weapons program three u.s. aircraft carriers are joining several south korean war ships for four days of exercises but president donald trump says he backs the conclusion of u.s. intelligence agencies that russia did meddle in the twenty sixteen presidential election but biting on twitter he slammed what he called the fulls who oppose better ties with moscow codification comes after he said he accepts that vladimir putin believes russia did not interfere with the vote when he reports from honolulu . two themes dominated donald trump's visit to vietnam competing with china for influence in asia and offering conflicting messages about russian influence on his election win last year i believe that president putin really feels and he feels strongly that he did not meddle in our election what he believes is what he
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believes what i believe is that we have to get to work and i think everybody understood this that heard the answer hours earlier he spoke off camera with reporters and said something different following brief discussions with vladimir putin at the apec summit in downing he said he believes the russian president didn't meddle in the election comments were criticized by some in the united states government intelligence agencies have concluded that there was russian interference in the campaign in his meeting with the vietnamese president in hanoi trump said he believes a strong relationship with russia can help fix the world's problems we have to get to work to solve syria to solve north korea to solve ukraine itself terrorism it's now time to get back to healing a world that is shattered and broken those are very important thing donald trump back some self as a deal maker someone who can make things happen and while much of this trip was
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about trade and business he also offered to help keep the peace between vietnam and china vietnam and china are in a long running territorial dispute in the south china sea along with other neighboring countries donald trump told his vietnamese counterpart trend that he could help make things better while also touting u.s. weapons contracts. you. know. really where. we're going to use. donald trump says he's not interested in multilateral trade deals china's president xi jinping who's also in vietnam's capital says he's not interested in multilateral talks on the south china sea when hey al-jazeera hanoi. for a summit with southeast asian leaders philippine president of the turkey has appeared
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to rebuff trump's offer to mediate in the south china sea dispute in a forum on the sidelines of the sea and summit to thirty he said the issue is better left untouched. morocco's king mohammed the sixth has arrived in qatar to discuss the latest developments in the gulf political crisis king was greeted by the time him being hunted out honey this is king muhammad's first visit to qatar since the beginning of the ongoing gulf crisis where saudi arabia the u.a.e. backplane and egypt have cuts diplomatic ties with qatar the king came to doha straight from a similar trip to the u.a.e. . spain's prime minister mariano rajoy is in catalonia for the first time since the central government imposed direct rule over the region he traveled to barcelona to campaign ahead of december's regional elections while there he urged voters to defeat the independence movement john hall has more from barcelona.
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on a sunny altar morning in barcelona a marching band goes through its routines oblivious to the presence of conservative prime minister you know who tell behind them. mariano rajoy was paying a quiet visit to supporters of his own party to those who want catalonia to break away from spain is something of a hate figure the man who deposed their government enforcing direct rule by madrid emotion should expect them in we have done exactly what any other country who respects itself would have done what france or germany do if one of their regions suddenly wanted an autonomous referendum. the party faithful were in clear agreement. was was this was a friendly crowd of catalans supporters of spanish unity vote for a choice governing popular party in december's regional election i don't you know i
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don't really never know just know it's not for me anyway but it has to be bilateral and i'm sure it will grow but the. kind of thing that you need to fit the crisis in catalonia has done prime minister mariano rajoy and his popular party no harm its ratings are way up people pretty happy with the way the prime minister has put down the secessionist insurrection here and it's also had the added benefit of largely obscuring a raft of corruption allegations against the prime minister and his party in madrid was always visit came the morning after three quarters of a million cattle hands took to the streets in a show of solidarity for eight former ministers jailed on charges of rebellion and sedition to imprison civil society leaders and the government in exile in belgium but this. protesting over the holding of political prisoners in our country people who just want to vote and decide to imprison. the prime minister has promised
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december's election will restore the rule of law in catalonia but a great many people here feel the government has simply bent the law for its own purposes jona whole al-jazeera barcelona. the battle of jobs versus the environment is raging in northern greece as one of the country's largest foreign investors threatens to withdraw canadian mining group eldorado gold almost suspended operations last month saying the government is causing delays and costing millions but as john said uplifts reports the government says it's protecting the environment. two hundred and seventy meters below sea level these men are digging for gold eight million ounces of it thought to be hidden in these rocks with more than ten billion dollars which would make greece europe's biggest gold producer and there are billions more in silver copper lead and zinc but these which is aren't yet within reach the government hasn't consistently worked through the permits as
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required under a contract and under regulations here in greece and we've suffered our share price is significantly down compared to our peers in the predominant issue is our investments in greece have not proceeded as planned el dorados shares have fallen by more than half this year this mill should already be crushing rock instead it's waiting for permission to build walls and a roof to house the machinery and now the city's a government has taken the company to court because it's only completed two thirds of its one and a half billion dollar investment it's the sort of behavior that is putting off other potential investments in greece and losing cities are votes down here. i'd like the government to come here and see what we do what we produce and see with their own eyes that we can achieve for the national economy if they do away with my salary today tomorrow there won't be any income for the very people in government. this is the growth greece is looking for salaries here average about fifteen hundred dollars and that twenty four hundred workers monthly payroll of about three
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and a half million dollars that kind of money creates an entire economy on the surface but cities are says it's not the only economy. these people will work for twenty or thirty years this isn't a sustainable form of development for the area or it will eventually run out what will remain for the future generations yes this entire valley will become an open cast mine pit half a kilometer deep once that happens farming and tourism won't stand a chance but mining is the biggest driver of the local economy and that full swing this operation would give the government half a billion dollars a year in taxes for a quarter century and double the size of the mining industry to seven percent of g.d.p. cities at once those taxes but it wants the votes to in the last election the environmental vote defeated the mining vote next time around the tables could turn. in the
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cassandra minds of northern greece. a sailing boat made entirely out of recycled ocean plastic waste and flip flops as being kenya's coast once completed it's going to make history is the first boat built entirely of recycled material catherine so i want to say it. it may look like an ordinary boat being built on the shores of the indian ocean in lima along came this coast but there's nothing normal about this boat. a building what they call flip flopping using mostly plastic waste and discarded flip flops. that often washed up a song if it works the plan is to eventually build a sixty foot down like this one which is usually built with wood it will sell to south africa with the hope of creating awareness about the devastation brought about by plastic dumped into the ocean it would be
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a good message to the world because it's a moving object you know people have done different type of recycle things but it's not one hundred percent everybody sees it but rain is a moving object it will reach to many parts. this is one of the cleanest beaches on the coast local residents load trash they've collected for the last two months plastic bottles polythene bags flip flops which will be used to make the boat. the waste ends up in a factory in more than two hundred kilometers away this is where plastic waste is crushed all shredded then melted using that machine and molded into planks the dow will need the factory receives trash washed ashore from countries in africa and asia and also rubbish collected locally. getting an end product that is strong and safe to withstand the ocean has been tough we are making the first. nobody's ever
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made of being out of plastic that's ten metres long no zero point two centimeters wide twenty five centimeters deep that's a piece of plastic so all we have tried multiple ways of doing it mark what types of materials stabilizers and all kinds of things to make sure it gets better better and. back in. give us an idea of how the boat and eventually the dow will look like it will be covered using these caliph made from war than two hundred thousand used. they say they're not only campaigning against pollution but also for the dying culture of traditional. catherine. on the kenyan coast.
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this is al jazeera these are the top stories rescue teams have been deployed to western iran after a seven point three magnitude earthquake struck on the iran iraq border health officials have reported at least sixty one people have died and about three hundred have been injured in both countries the epicenter was in iran thirty kilometers southwest of the iraqi town of the quake was felt as far away as israel lebanon's prime minister saad hariri is denying claims he's detained in saudi arabia in his first public comments since announcing he would resign last week how are you said he was free to leave and plan to return to lebanon in a matter of days. and a hundred minute help here in the kingdom of saudi arabia i am free i have complete freedom but i want to look after my family as well i don't want to see my children have the same fate like what happened to us i'm not talking about months i'm not talking about weeks i'm only talking about days and i'll go back to lebanon amnesty
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international ones the syrian government's surrender or starve campaign targeting civilians is a crime against humanity the group wants an independent body to investigate and prosecute those responsible. for the first time in a decade the u.s. and south korea are holding joint naval drills in the region is being viewed as a powerful show of force directed the north korean leader kim jong un over his country's nuclear weapons program three u.s. aircraft carriers and joining several south korean war ships for four days of exercises saudi arabia has asked for an urgent meeting with the arab league to discuss allegations of military aggression by iran to iran denies supplying a missile fired from yemen into saudi a week ago it also says it has nothing to do with a pipeline fire in bahrain saudi arabia has described the fire as sabotage bahrain's foreign minister has blamed iran morocco's king mohammed the sixth has arrived in qatar to discuss the latest developments in the gulf political crisis
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again was greeted by the town and been hama saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt have cut diplomatic ties with qatar those are the headlines next on al-jazeera its inside story on that. what does donald trump really think about russian links to his election the u.s. president says he believes vladimir putin's denials but also except cia confirmation of meddling is he trying to influence the criminal investigations that could lead to impeachment and paying lip service to moscow this is inside story.

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