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he achieved something that never happened before. why provocative or is it when they're on line we were in hurricane winds for almost like thirty six hours these are the things that has to address or if you join us on set. but. this is a dialogue tweet us with hostile a.j. stream and one of your pitches might make the next show join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. troops in the streets as i'm bob was military takes power confining the president mugabe to his home.
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so i maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up the u.n. agrees to send another nine hundred peacekeepers to the central african republic as the humanitarian crisis there gets worse warnings malnutrition was killing an average of one hundred thirty yemeni children a day before saudi arabia blockade the country's ports. and scientists say glass is in the french alps a heating up so fast they threatened to wipe out popular tourist villages. zimbabwe's military has confined president robert mugabe to his home after taking control of the country soldiers are patrolling the capital harare and heavy gunfire and explosions were heard earlier on but the military denies it's a coup the takeover follows a bass
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a battle over who would succeed the ninety three year old president which split the ruling zanu p.f. party into two main factions the low cost group supports the site vice president. while the younger g forty group backs unpopular wife grace a long time ago ally has strong support among the armed forces it was his sacking last week in favor of grace which led to this military action south africa's president jacob zuma says he's spoken to mugabe and confirmed that the longtime leader is say i have also. conducted the president mugabe. whom i had. time to to talk. and he is fine but confined in his home. hoping that the defense force will be able to respect the condition of them barbara as well as the
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people of zimbabwe so that this situation does not go beyond. the situation where it is now well let's go live now to our correspondent harmattan has been monitoring the situation there and i'm just wondering what visible signs you've been seeing through the day that indicate something has changed. what we've noticed is that when or the started there was a lot more attention the atmosphere was more tense but throughout the day you saw more and more people coming into the city center in particular people went to work some of them some children went to school it's now getting late so people have started heading home it is calm it is quiet for the moment a lot of people be keenly watching the state broadcaster the main news bulletin is that a.t.m.'s list an hour's time for now is the only way the country can get an official update on what's going on there's no guarantee they'll get things tonight
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but they'll watch and hope that they will you have to understand the garbage present garber has ruled this country for nearly forty years he and his family are an institution some people say they love him some people say they despise him but he's affected zimbabweans each in every way and what's happened recently with the army has hit a lot of zimbabweans hard there waiting to see which way this country is going to go but what's clear is a lot of saying this is uncharted territory and they are reeling still reeling in facts from the past few weeks. and i'm easy carmen harare this after confusing scenes on the streets of zimbabwe with a night of unrest as military vehicles rolled in there were also reports that soldiers were seen loading ammunition these developments followed a warning on monday that the military would step in if the sacking of candidates they favor within the ruling party didn't stop
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a statement was read by soldiers on state radio this is not a military takeover and things will return to normalcy. and used. and the security. we are only interested in criminals around him who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice but this is sparks fear of a military coup even now with all the confusion we do know that the army in sirte is so this way running the country and telling the world to what to do what to believe in herndon in the news taking over their broadcast those are very unusual in other countries we call those the. zimbabwe army chief constantino cheering i want earlier this week the military could step in if party pages didn't stop but
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she was quickly accused of treasonable conduct by the zanu p.f. in a statement he was reacting to the firing of the vice president in a seminar the week before when i got well had close ties to the military and was revered for his revolutionary work in fighting for the country's independence a fight that also boid president mccarver to power in one nine hundred eighty when i got was removal apparently followed a series of disputes with the first lady grace mugabe her leadership and vision to succeed our ninety three year old husband had triggered infighting within her party she is popular with designing of youth faction dubbed the g forty but her ascension contradicts an earlier promise mugabe had made saying only those who fought in zimbabwe's liberation can preside over zimbabwe being fifty two grace is not a war veteran and like a emerson managua nor the army generals who threatened to intervene. one of the first announced casualties is the finance minister who the army stated they had detained despite the military emphasizing the president and his wife are safe these
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look like trouble times ahead. and are you describing their situation in harare which is both tense but at the same time calm as people go about their days as normal difficult want to this perhaps but what you know about the situation outside of harare elsewhere in the country. it seems to be the same a lot of people were looking at harare and wondering what is happening in the capital city but the other cities the other towns it has been quiet people have been going about their business of course they were they were also concerned about the future of the country but things had been rated to be calm across the country pretty much i think a lot of people are waiting for influential figures to react to this the people who are in the country a few hours ago the war veterans had a press conference these are the individuals who helped in the white minority rule
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they helped keep presumably power for nearly forty years they are a strong bloc and they used to support him they've recently broken away some of them anyway so this press conference they came out saying that they support what the army did they say that they are glad they're now in control of the rulings on a party and they stated they want prison magali to go because he's overstayed in power. for his role as the president very sick very some fear. we could actually want to start salute to. the run and most. wanted to go on what is in the forthcoming elections. a more do we know about the whereabouts of. people close
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to my saying he is still out of the country what zimbabweans are now watching and wondering is is he going to come back when easy going to come back and we need comes back what role will he take on they know that the army is supportive of him so it will be keen to watch study been very closely if he does come back the country is now preparing for what the ruling party is going for elective conference in december that's when the earliest people elected to this position so all this that's happening now you could see a sub you'll being purged from the party and sided will who were kicked out by prison before for being disloyal brought back in but you know that in a couple of days or maybe even a couple of weeks all right thank you very much in harare bring us up to date with what's happening there and let's take a closer look at the man who was talking about his sacking triggered the takeover emmerson man and we're a seventy five year old was an ally of robert mugabe for decades serving as his
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bodyguard in exile and holding a range of ministerial positions including that of defense minister when i go where he's been described as the one person more fear than his boss reputation that led him to become known as the crocodile which is why his supporters are known as the low cost group after the clothing company whose logo is a crocodile of close links to the military he's most notorious for his part in a crackdown on rivals in the eighty's which saw thousands killed though he denies any role all signs point to an alliance now gathering by him and i'm going to succeed mugabe which includes the chief of the armed forces the opposition and the powerful war veterans which is hearing from i'm joined now by gina godwin a zimbabwean journalists so we've been hearing the one guy who are very much the man of the moment when he is finally back in the country there are some conflicting reports about whether he's there what might he do next well i think that he'll be very anxious to. to to bring together as many people as possible that we're looking
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at a transitional government and he'll want to be inclusive and what's very interesting is is this formation of a democratic and national democratic project which is bringing everybody together i think it's very interesting the language that's used around that that they really are trying to to pull everybody together obviously we're not calling it a coup but this is a project that the for everybody from the youth to the war veterans can be involved in and at least give some semblance of zimbabweans coming together to try and make a new a new way forward it's also very interesting that this project is a turn away from the west we're saying as i'm bob when solutions for zimbabweans but i think we might be fooled if we think we're turning away from the east it's very instructive to look at where challender went he went to china one was when after while many gaga was being fired so he wouldn't be there when to go himself
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may have gone to china in the interim they certainly met outside the country this would not be happening unless it was sanctioned by beijing. but why why do you say that what evidence is that china has a location investment in zimbabwe it has propped up the regime for a very long time and i. got himself trained in china for a while and in china and in egypt and it's there's a there's a huge amount of history there but also a lot of investment china will be wanting to protect its own investments in zimbabwe and really china very very powerful politically there behind the scenes i honestly believe that at least there must be tacit approval from beijing and you know the. what you want from what you're saying that gives beijing enormous political influence in the country we know that china has had investment projects not just in zimbabwe but in many other parts of africa for many years now. what
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does this the economic situation has been so difficult for ordinary zimbabweans they've really suffered they've seen such a fall in their living standards does it look as though that economic vulnerability has been in place for so long as now translated into political vulnerability for mugabi i think so i mean i think certainly what the army said in their statement was that what they want to do is make sure that the economic situation was was straightened out that this would not bring a new era of prosperity i think china as i was saying very much involved in the economy as is south africa and i think this is why south africa is not making more noise about it as a symbolic ways economy crashes what happens is obviously south africa doesn't do well either mostly because of the huge flood of people that go across the border south africa wants to avoid that at all costs to in their interest to potentially play it down but thank you for now we will talk some more later on
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a want to move to another story now the united nations security council has just approved a resolution to add some nine hundred u.n. peacekeepers to the central african republic as a humanitarian and security situation worsens there let's get more on this one diplomatic editor james spader's who's at the u.n. tell us more about what they've decided to do. well the world focuses a lot on humanitarian disasters around the world in places like yemen in syria in myanmar the central african republic perhaps rarely gets a look in but when you do focus on what's going on there you see the situation is getting worse much worse in terms of the humanitarian situation we're now one point one million people displaced from their homes and this is because of a worsening security situation in this troubled country the u.n. security council's taken note it's following the recommended ations of the
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secretary general antonio good terrorists which is that there are not enough peacekeepers in the country they're upping the numbers as you say by nine hundred creating a total of eleven thousand six hundred fifty peacekeepers this was the comment from the french ambassador to the united nations after that vote log on to say it is a security council cannot afford to take the risk of allowing the c.a.r. to relapse into a crisis as tragic as the one it was mired in in early twenty twelve and early twenty fourteen on the contrary the council must throw its full weight into halting the spiral of violence. as you know there's been controversy over the un's operations in the central african republic and allegations of abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and in the discussions about the secretary general and his staff enforced their zero tolerance policy the question now going forward is whether these extra nine hundred peacekeepers can really change the situation on
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the ground in central african republic last week i spoke to the u.n. see military in coordinator there and she admitted to me that even if they double the number of troops they would still not be able to reach all of those who are in humanitarian need in the country because the situation is now so dire. all right thank you very much for diplomatic editor james bays at united nations and watching . that is my assigned a multibillion dollar debt restructuring deal with russia. and earthquake survivors in iran a temporary shelters as they wait for a tour right through days on. how the weather remains largely dry unsettled across the middle east little bit of cloud just pulling out of afghanistan towards the himalayan plateau another area
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cloud just running in across the caspian sea but elsewhere it is largely sunshine all the way to around seventeen cells just in the sunshine back that has around twenty six degrees that fine weather continues to just around the levant getting up into the mid twenty's over the next couple of days mid twenty's to on friday for baghdad further south will struggle to get to twenty seven in kuwait city it is starting to cool down a little now not too cold across the right way but then getting up to around thirty here in doha over the next day or two would like to feel pretty pleasant so lots of hazy sunshine coming through meanwhile we've seen some rather heavy rain coming into parts of south africa recently the southern and eastern cape in particular support a little bit with fifty six millimeters of rain and that wet weather will remain in place as we go on through thursday perhaps a little bit of snow there you know just over the high ground some rights to coming into central parts of mozambique into zimbabwe at times that right could be pretty heavy. be seeing some big downpours so it's
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a big down polls recently entered fifty one millimeters of rain here those heavy showers continue across the gulf.
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welcome back you're watching al-jazeera a recap of the top stories zimbabwe's military is confined president robert mugabe to his home taking control of the country soldiers are patrolling the capital harare but the military denies it's a coup. south africa's president jacob zuma has spoken to macabre on the phone and says the long time needed. and our other top story the united nations security council has approved a resolution to add nine hundred un peacekeepers to the central african republic as the humanitarian and security situation that gets was. now save the children says almost four hundred thousand children in yemen are in desperate need of treatment for acute malnutrition but he says aid agencies are struggling to reach them because of funding shortfalls the cholera outbreak and obstructions by the warring parties even before saudi arabia blocked access to airports and ports around the
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country it's estimated that fifty thousand malnourished children under the age of five would die this year that's an average of one hundred thirty each day. we're living in very dire conditions we can't even afford bread we can't find shelter from the cold no one in government or from the relief organizations are reaching out to us here disease is spreading and the children are falling ill if we can't afford to eat how can we afford to treat them or buy medicine. well yemeni officials are denying reports that the saudi led coalition has allowed ships in to deliver much needed aid on monday saudi arabia said it would restart rio it would start reopening some yemeni ports and airports close them nine days ago after who see rebels fighting missile at riyadh but officials at her data port the main entry point for aid say that it remains shut a no ships have arrived since the saudi closures well now lebanon's president has accused saudi arabia of holding the prime minister saad hariri and his family
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hostage this is the first time michel aoun has explicitly said he's being held and he call this an act of aggression how we re announced his surprise resignation in a t.v. statement from the saudi capital riyadh a move threatens to punish lebanon into a power contest between regional foes saudi arabia and iran president says he won't accept harry reid's resignation until he returns to lebanon to explain it himself. this is an act of aggression against lebanon this is a violation of the vienna convention in the bill of rights this isn't a resignation this is an aggression on our independence sovereignty and our dignity well moving to iran now where the president has done rouhani has suggested corruption could be behind the collapse of state built homes in sunday's earthquake at least five hundred thirty people were killed and eight thousand injured in the magnitude seven point three quake struck the mountainous iran iraq border region survivors of building temporary shelters with whatever they can find while they wait for water tents and other emergency supplies to arrive so then is in doubt of
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banda khan in northern iraq in the quake's epicenter where there are fears over cracks in a major dam. where in that the main the kurdish dominated town and some a minute near by iran border here the damages are not as heavy as in iran and the casualty numbers are not that high but the damage is are actually important because people are not able to get in they are. in the run the high because their homes are badly damaged and the risk is actually with the carbon behind them which is right behind them see that there are many cracks in the in the in their brand behind them especially in structure and part of that when we spoke to the a general director of the dam he said that there is no leakage for now with the dam but there are experts engineers who have been here and who have been making
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assessments about the possible risks that these cracks could create and for the surrounding if the reports say that it's safe people are going to be are going to take a breath and will get in their horns but if the report says the cracks can cause a flood then all the surrounding religious here will be evacuated and this is a rather the i'm standing right now can be left on the water there but become. is the riskiest part here rich actually provides water to more than two million people for drinking every called sure and industrial use it. now has waiter assigned a debt restructuring deal with one of its major credit has russia or than three billion dollars will now be paid back to moscow over the course of ten years this is the first major result of talks with creditors from nine nations which took place in the capital caracas on monday but two of the world's major credit agencies
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have downgraded venezuela's rating after it failed to meet repayments chalons has more on this from. this is a lifeline for the caracas governments russia has agreed to restructure three point fifteen billion dollars worth of debts with payments now being spread over ten years and only a minimal commitment for the first six years it gives the government of venezuela much needed breathing space and here is how the delegation that was sent to moscow took the news. but. we have signed not just a financial agreement but also a political one this is true to form the great battle that our support president hugo chavez waits in the multipolar world and this agreement esteems for the faber friendly relationship we have with president putin disagreement underlines the strength. of the partnership between the been a swell and russian government. of course as things currently stand there's no
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guarantee that the crisis racks governments of venezuela will be able to pay up even with this debt relief it's the second time that russia has actually done this but for moscow it seems the keeping a crucial and western ally at least temporarily afloat is more important than getting its money back moscow definitely does not want the government in caracas to collapse now russia's lower house of parliament has approved a bill which places restrictions on some foreign media the draft bill would force overseas and organizations to reveal how they're funded and brandon uses the work of foreign agents u.s. imposed similar rules on russian state broadcaster r.t. on monday after allegations of russian influence in the us election and bill still needs approval from the upper house and president putin. now fewer people have been killed in terror related events for a second straight year according to the institute for economics and peace a global
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terrorism index shows a twenty two percent drop in the number of deaths compared to two thousand and sixteen afghanistan syria pakistan and nigeria four of the five worst affected countries recorded thirty three percent fewer deaths iraq was the only one of those five nations to show a rise researches say the weakening of eisel and boko haram are key factors at least thirteen people have died according to greece's health ministry after flash floods hit the western outskirts of africans a heavy overnight storm turned roads into rivers sweeping away cars and buildings the death toll is expected to rise and the local mayor says people remain trapped in their homes more bad weather is forecast for the coming days leaders from around the world are meeting to discuss how to slow down global warming the talks in the german city of borna building on the paris agreement which was reached two years ago and which the u.s. now says it intends to withdraw from germany's chancellor angela merkel told the conference that the measures agreed in two thousand and fifteen will not be enough
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to stop disastrous changes to the climate well scientists are warning that glass is in the french alps are heating so quickly they could soon threaten popular tourist villages they say it's likely that climate change is the cause of this or at least enjoyed an expedition to more long to see it for himself. the french alps mystical mesmerizing and moody every day thousands of hikers extreme sports people and alpinist make their way to these mountains to conquer their peaks but the alps a changing the glaciers that used to sweep down to the valleys below a melting in some places they have anything. by scientists at the forefront of measuring and monitoring these glaciers it's important and dangerous work their office for today is glassy a ditto three thousand five hundred meters high on the north face of mont blanc we tried to set up. our instrument in order to make topographic measurements of
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this glacier these scientists also measure the temperature of the glazier what they are finding is astounding the base of the glazier need the bedrock is that minus two degrees in the first with a climate warming and with that i stamp rising as a glacier could become damper it at the melting point the work these scientists are doing on this mountain and grace is like takamine is important not just to understand how much more this glacier will heat up but because it has a bearing on towns like chamonix down here which is one of the most recognized extreme sports centers in the world if this glacier heats up. it could threaten villages like chamonix as we filmed the glacier begin to break away not once but three times within an hour further evidence of the danger it presents almost
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eighteen million people visit the french alps every year generating close to fifty eight billion dollars in turnover and providing around twelve percent of jobs on this graph we can see directly an increase of military things nineteen eighty and a noise or increase of melting things two thousand and three and this mill ting is it increase of melting is directly related to climate change to climate warming at one of the world's oldest scientific ice institutions the research allows the scientist to mitigate risk with global warming and the fact that if you get your strings and gets warmer they could be new legs forming and these days could do a collapse and then produce fruits destroying towns can sleep on this bed rock and then the game can create our own trees and destroy towns below that the institute says these sorts of events are not isolated research shows climate change is causing glacier melt and water shortages in the n.d.s.
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and in antarctica melting ice sheets resulting in rising sea levels craig lease an al-jazeera mont blanc. police in the us are praising staff at a california school for potentially saving the lives of many people's during tuesday's mass shooting stuff at a school went into lockdown when they heard gunshots and a gunman was unable to force his way through the barricaded doors one child was injured by shot from outside the shooter killed four people and injured ten more on his rampage before being shot dead by police over the latest on everything we're covering our top stories and much more al-jazeera top kong it's the place to go. let's take a quick look at the top stories now some other ways military is confined robert president robert mugabe to his home after taking control of the country soldiers
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are patrolling the capital harare in armored vehicles of blocked roads to the main government offices to the parliament and of course every gunfire and explosions have been heard but the military denies it's carrying out a coup meanwhile south africa's president jacob zuma has confirmed he's spoken to robert mugabe and he say. i have all saw. conducted is president mugabe. whom i had time to talk to. and he is fine but confined in his home. hoping that the defense force will be able to respect the condition of them barbara as well as the people of zimbabwe so that this situation does not go beyond. the situation in the world it is now yemeni officials are denying reports that a saudi led coalition has allowed ships in to deliver much needed aid on monday
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saudi arabia said it would start reopening some yemeni ports and airports but officials are data port the main entry point for aid say remains shut and no ships have arrived since the saudi closures united nations security council has approved a resolution to add nine hundred un peacekeepers to the central african republic and violence is on the rise in the country which has been divided along religious and ethnic lines. iran's president hassan rouhani has suggested that corruption might be behind the collapse of state homes in sunday's of quake at least five hundred thirty people were killed and eight thousand injured when the magnitude seven point three quake struck the mountainous iran iraq border region so five is a building temporary shelters with whatever they can find and is still waiting for emergency supplies to arrive. and lebanon's president has accused saudi arabia of holding prime minister saad hariri and his family hostage perry announced his
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surprise resignation in a televised statement from the saudi capital riyadh. with one of our top stories the news hour is coming up in about twenty five minutes time but that's off the inside story which starts now. just horrific and me and more america's top diplomat hits out at the suffering of the real him but stopped short of calling it. or demanding sanctions as me and more government leaders clear themselves of any crimes what.


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