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the the. films of hope. and inspiration. stories that highlight the human triumph against the odds. at this time. zimbabwe's president robert mugabe remains confined in his home as the army seizes power but denies it's a coup. i'm
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richelle carey this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up. america's renewed confidence and standing in the world has never been stronger than it is right now. fresh from his tour of asia u.s. president donald trump says accomplishments calling the trip historic. demanding answers thousands of nigerians displaced from their homes go up against the government accusing it of a land grab. and scientists believe they have found a planet much like earth and a solar system eleven light years away. at the u.n. and the african union are closely monitoring the situation in zimbabwe the military sees power in the early hours of wednesday but the exact details of the situation
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in the country remain unclear president robert mugabe spoke by telephone with the south african counterpart on wednesday jacob zuma says nagai is confined to his home however some military says it is not to post the president supporters describe this move as a bloodless correction they say the military is focusing on what they call criminals in the president's circle so that suggests what's really going on is a struggle among political leaders around mugabe he's ninety three years old he's the world's longest serving head of government. reports from harare. pots of. soldiers and aman. to government offices and the courts people say they are cautiously waiting to see what happens next. there has been little violence i can see how every movement is usually no more business than the president moving around freely given all. the country's war veterans say they have
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had enough of president robert mugabe many helped keep him in power for nearly forty years we. should have been recalled from is a wrong as the president insisted. the mob his army said on wednesday the president robert mugabe and his wife are safe in a private residence south africa's president jacob zuma said he was concerned about the situation in a phone call with zuma mugabe confirmed he was fine we would like to call for calm and restraint. particularly to the defense force and also to the two forces in zimbabwe i have also. conducted he said president mugabe. whom i had time to to talk. and he is fine but confined in his home zuma plans to send
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a special envoy to the country. the crisis began on tuesday with reports of military vehicles rolling towards the capital good morning the army gave a statement on state television insisting the situation is not a military takeover we are only targeting criminals are only. committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country in order to bring them to justice hours after issuing the statement the army again restated its position. the state run newspaper printed a special edition on wednesday often in the army says president robert mugabe is still head of state and commander in chief. zimbabweans of only known one leader since one thousand nine hundred eighty the mugabe family is an institution some people love the president and his wife grace mugabe are the say over the years the mugabe's have destroyed the economy this is uncharted territory for the country
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zimbabwe's military has said soldiers will only return to the barracks when all those who the keys are trying to destabilize and destroy the party from within have been arrested and. allies who are coming under pressure the head of the ruling party is youth wing has apologized for comments he made criticizing the army just a day before the military takeover. the statement made yesterday it was together with my executive. i is the leader of the revolutionary guard disutility i reflected. that i didn't i was. reduced it to mean to which i could be a youth league or the united neither or that which was a deliberate in your how you or. your place in this for a country requires you generally to enter to please say accept my apologies want to be helpful to you to the end of my self we are two young people we are still growing up we learned from our mistakes and from this big mistake we have learned
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a lot nick branson is a senior researcher at the africa research institute he says that apology shows the leader has been backed into a corner by that in the past twenty four hours i think it's quite an extraordinary statement from from him really i mean twenty four hours ago also he was saying he was prepared to die you know for robert mugabe and and making all sorts of claims and now he's essentially realize that you know there wasn't really any authority behind behind him in the youth league and but actually the power is completely evaporated so an apology both to the general and to the zimbabwean defense forces and indeed to the people of zimbabwe is quite a uterine well i think it certainly exposed people who clearly had an agenda that was you know linked to war in support of grace mugabe's and and they're very vulnerable there so obviously they're in a position where they have to try and make up men fences with them as president
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donald trump has lambasted north korea again in a speech following his asia tour he called on governments to put quote maximum pressure on young trump also praised his achievements during the twelve day trip mike hanna has the latest from washington d.c. . well the speech eventually turned out to be a score card of president trump's asian visit one in which not unexpectedly he gave himself the highest possible marks he spoke of the many deals he was doing he spoke of the greater respect being established for the united states he spoke of the need for the u.s. to put itself first in any future trade negotiations and he also did to discuss the issue of north korea obviously of great concern to the region he did make a speech in south korea vitriolically attacking north korea but this is what he had to say i made clear that we will not allow this twisted dictatorship to hold the
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world hostage to nuclear blackmail i called on every nation including china and russia to unite in isolating the north korean regime cutting off all ties of trade incomers until it stops its dangerous provide on and this is the tall key to what we're doing on d. nuclearize ation but also in his speech president trump sharply attacked previous administrations he played them for the policies trade situation that he says the u.s. now finds itself in including the eight billion dollar trade deficit that it has with countries like china he said that experience administrations and were naive in some cases mistaken in other cases and even he said corrupt in some cases well this is a very strong criticism from a sitting president very rare for a president to criticize his predecessors in quite the way in which president trump
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did. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson is call for an independent investigation into the rotunda crisis he visited me in mar where he met leader on some sochi as well as the head of the military more than six hundred thousand people have fled to neighboring bangladesh after a crackdown in rakhine state it's got high live reports from the capital. these are scenes that the u.s. secretary of state calls just horrific the military crackdown in rakhine state has sent more than six hundred thousand richenda refugees fleeing into bangladesh in the past three months rex tillerson arrived in the capital neighborhood or at the end of a high profile trip to asia with president donald trump there were a crisis was the focus of this stop for only a few hours we've. heard reports of widespread across the middle of i mean wars of the security forces. who are surely here the forces during the recent
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violence say. tillerson met military chief men and said that an impartial and credible investigation is needed and anyone implicated needs to be prosecuted and broad economic sanctions against myanmar are not the way to go now targeted sanctions could be imposed once there is evidence of atrocities after meeting with on song suchi both spoke to reporters myanmar's leader defending her much criticized handling of the remains a crisis i guess what. i have. to be concerned about. my office or the state for my own. white house is just not. what i meant to be excited. to listen announced an additional forty seven million dollars in u.s. aid to the refugees and urged more coordination for the repatriation of the region while reaffirming the united states is commitment to myanmar as transition to
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democracy to listen emphasize that how this crisis is handled by the leaders here will impact the future of the country men margaret price and to the. permanent. trade of the more democratic. it is the responsibility of a government and of course to protect and respect human rights of all persons within its borders to hold a little bit of. what the u.n. has called the refugee crisis textbook ethnic cleansing phyllis and says the u.s. administration is still evaluating that description it's got either al-jazeera neighbored or. almost four hundred thousand children in yemen desperately need treatment for acute malnutrition that is the warning from save the children it says aid agencies are struggling to reach them because of funding shortfalls the cholera
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outbreak and obstructions by of warring parties even before saudi arabia tighten the blockade on the country it's estimated fifty thousand malnourished children under the age of five would die this year that's one hundred thirty a day tyson a died over the worst affected with ten thousand children for good dicta to die this year in each region well nourished children have recurring new systems making them more likely to contract and die from diseases like cholera and pneumonia russia marissa's director of operations at save the children in yemen she says the main fortified died as well as the airport must be reopened immediately well for the moment no aid supplies getting in the humanitarian supplies are loving and their three. imports opened two days ago but it's not enough it does not replace a day to port so no forty remains closed humanitarian flights are not allowed in or out there is no supplies in the country they sufficient to respond to the
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increasing needs. media. treatment. they are unable to. sustain their health. in this dire situation and as a humanitarian we need to have the supplies do the herd. and deliver to our health facilities to our treatment centers immediately as soon as possible. and today we're talking about fifty thousand children assimilated to die. monday tradition by the end of the year but if this blockade is not lifted immediately there will be more children dying and had to be very hard to contain this situation french president. has invited the lebanese prime minister saad hariri and his family to spend a few days in paris it's thought they'll travel there in the coming days he called
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it an act of friendship not an offer of political exile renounced his surprise resignation and riyadh last saturday prompting criticism from iran and the lebanese group hezbollah that the move had been made under duress earlier lebanon's president michel accused saudi arabia of holding her and his family hostage. 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 dignity still ahead on al-jazeera venezuela billion dollar debt restructuring deal with russia as a. from
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brisk news and fuel. to the warm tranquil waters of southeast asia. hello there is still rain to be found in china not snow it's not that cold yet we sort of feed from the if your south of let's say shanghai and south a chunk it's still reasonably warm but the rain forming not a lot but lot of cloud around you'll notice an increasing humidity twenty nine in future march last in hong kong a few mid-field two and i think if you drop away from china go to down towards malaysia indonesia and thailand this is where the biggest showers that we found the moment and they have been particular to put around java bits of bone near the far south of the philippines little less so in southern thailand recently but sumatra and singapore how they fare share and that's still where they like to be with the reformation of the potential bangkok could be a wet time in the next couple of days in central and southern thailand and of
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course still the southern philippines dancer ways into towards job the less so you notice for suburbs and sort of work there is activity there in the bay of bengal this thing has been throwing a lot of right into a dish it's wearing it was west bengal and beyond that example for you in addition to millimeters that substantial this time of the year and there's the forecast for thursday good news the new delhi is not quite as polluted as it was. the weather sponsored by cats on these. sun blessed beaches breathtaking scenery but there's another reason the drews people. it's not always easy for mixed faith couples to marry in the middle east and that's why the mediterranean island has become an. couples in love to have a civil marriage al-jazeera looks at what happens when romance cuts across religious lines. at this time on al-jazeera.
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the top stories this hour the u.s. and the african union say they're closely monitoring what is happening in zimbabwe president robert mugabe says he is confined to his home military appears to have seized power on wednesday but denies removing the world's oldest head of state in a coup. as president donald trump has lambasted north korea again in a speech following his asia tour called on governments to put quote maximum pressure on pyongyang trouble also praised his achievements during a twelve day trip. lebanon's president is accusing saudi arabia taking
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prime minister saudi arabia rather and saudi arabia taking side of his family hostage it's the first time michele own has explicitly said he's being held he calls it an act of aggression. surprise resignation in a televised statement from the saudi capital riyadh. at least twelve people have been killed in a suicide bombing in northern nigeria for attackers also died emergency officials say thirty others were injured in an incident amount of corey the city isn't at the center of activity for the armed group boko herat. hundreds of protesters in nigeria's commercial capital want to be allowed to return to their homes and waterfront community and international says more than thirty thousand people have been violently forced from their land over the past year supports unlike us. they waited months for help but it never came. so the homeless protesters march of government not to leave until they get. some came with the tools of the trade
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they say seven thousand people lined desperate conditions for your way the loss of his home was particularly tragic. my son and his friends were trying to escape when the bullets from. the boys don't like and he my son in the nick he die i'm not leaving until i get an explanation. the government denies police killed and the grieving father is one of thousands forced from their work in the state in the last. government called a protest. and the line in contention is. judgment the victims to be paid compensation. fisherman in
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the community say they were attacked by armed men who were fishing. activists say they are the victims of a land grab as real estate developers move into the commercial capital. the area ceased being developed for new homes and businesses putting on hold and expectations of an all new resolution of the dispute. with. some of the. people. so it's not a. record of complying with what the courts have said. for some of the demonstrations such as this woman how my stage of pregnancy the needed treatment often healing i guess fired by. the suffering of thousands of displaced by judas looks like it will continue. don't usually end well
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i'm with you i'll just lay close. iran's president hassan rouhani is promising to find the builders who constructed poorly designed structures that collapsed in sunday's earthquake at least five hundred thirty people were killed and eight thousand enjoy when that magnitude seven point three quake struck the mountainous iran iraq border region survivors are building temporary shelters with whatever they can find all they wait for water tents and other emergency supplies to arrive ronnie says government built buildings collapsed while privately built structures remain standing. on thursday whether to dissolve the main opposition party which prime minister hun sen accuses of trying to mount a coup the party's former leader sam rand raincy has returned to politics ahead of the ruling he resigned as chief of the cambodian national rescue party in february membership would lead to the party being banned he says now that's inevitable whether he's a member or not. venezuela has signed
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a debt restructuring deal with one of its major creditors russia more than three billion dollars will now be paid back to moscow over ten years with minimal payments for the first six its first major result of talks with creditors from nine nations in the capital caracas on monday two of the world's major credit agencies have downgraded venezuela's rating after a failed to make bond repayments or a challenge has more from moscow 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 gives the governments of venezuela much needed breathing space and here is how the delegation that was sent to moscow took the news. we have signed not just a financial agreement but also a political one this is true for the great battle that our former president hugo
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chavez waits in the multipolar world and this agreement esteems from the faber friendly relationship we have with president putin disagreement underlines the strength. of the partnership between the been a silent and russian government of course as things currently stands there's no guarantee that the crisis rights 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 weston ally at least temporarily afloat is more and more important in getting its money back moscow definitely does not want the government in caracas to collapse at least fifteen people have drowned in greece after downpours lead to severe flooding emergency services are still pumping out houses bit heavy rain remains in the forecast johnson reports from magara. bulldozers are trying
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to push this river back into its bed torrential rains weld it so much that it burst its banks and sliced through a network of roads. this flood came before dawn catching people in bed some drowned in their apartments others were found in their front yards two bodies washed out to sea the body of one woman was found in the street even this dog couldn't outrun the water the mayor has opened up the town hall for people who have nowhere to sleep because their houses are ruined i look out there and i believe it is a catastrophe a biblical proportions the entire town was flooded before daylight the water came with the force carrying materials with it and blocking drains cars were swept away and people were trapped in their houses some climbed on to their roofs nothing like this has happened before the damage is still being assessed but dozens of homes and businesses have been destroyed until wednesday this was a doctor's waiting room there's nothing left of this flower shop stock and
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equipment are destroyed the owner has lived next door for over fifty years and was lucky to escape alive. i always leave this window open a crack and i heard the moan of the torrent and came out and i shouted to my grandchildren to get out of bed by the time we were out of the house the water was already flooding in it took seconds the manholes in the street broke open in the water was jumping two meters up into the air the water came into the others house a metre high destroying everything she owns even her clothes are unusable she saved just her dressing gown this is partly a manmade disaster people who grew up here remember the driver that used to run through this intersection thirty six years ago it was built over but the piping used wasn't wide enough to carry the torrential rain down to the sea and the area flooded even when it was rebuilt eighteen years ago the same thing happened but
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other factors may also play a role the mountains above will recently devastated by fire the loss of vegetation means heavy rain more easily eroded the soil the cleanup here will take days or weeks but repairing the damage to people's lives will take months or years jumpstart ople us algis are not going to. gian piero ventura has paid the price for italy still eager to qualify for next year's world cup he's been fired as italy's national coach in the wake of the country's playoff loss to sweden the four time champions failed to reach the world cup for the first time since nine hundred fifty eight. seven expect. a two thousand and twenty three rugby world cup and despite an official evaluation finding south africa awarded the tournament supports in london. the world rugby bosses arrived in london with the expectation that come from south africa as host of the twenty twenty three world cup instead france.
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france getting the vote by twenty four to fifth day after was eliminated in the first round south africa were recommended by an independent evaluation report on the council for advice to back them awkward questions for the man in charge there's always going to be one recommendation in the. in the valuation process and the recommendation of south africa but just because it went to france it doesn't mean that there's humiliation whatsoever we tried to make it the most transparent process possible adventure that the result would have been any different added to being sick about it or not but our feeling was that in a secret ballot situation people could vote without fear or any pressure they could vote who they believed in based on the dossier that were presented. crucially for france their financial vision for the tournament's of world rugby look the strongest the bankruptcy issue around some other invoked by highlighting the need to protect small and nations and the tournament to deliver
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a healthy profit traveling around the world. to do the frenchies are for this country to go through to you we have to force you to live for us which we have you know from financial commitment. island we're actually the favorites and so the evaluation report favored south africa amongst the three bidders the infrastructure legacy from the twenty ten football world cup looks significant instead it's a disappointment for the nation the so famously hosted the tournament for an emerging brain by a nation in one thousand nine hundred five and lifted the trophy for fifteen months it was a transparent robust. the last two weeks became a point and we don't know what barry what happened. but. there's nothing we can do. this surprising decision in london means there's now an unusual situation with two of the biggest events in sports in twenty nine. and a year later the olympics in tokyo in twenty twenty three france will host the
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world cup and then a year later of course the olympics in paris for south africa one small consolation the last time the the world cup was played in france a decade ago with the winners. al-jazeera london. scientists have discovered an earth like planet eleven light years away from our own the ross one twenty eight being that's thought that it's warm rock environment may support life and a gallagher reports. earth like planets of been discovered before but ross one twenty eight b. may be the most significant yet it's about the same size and temperature is earth and revolves around a so-called quiet star so doesn't get blasted with harmful radiation it took scientists more than a decade to discover ross one twenty eight b. using a planet seeking program and an observatory based in chile but the still much we don't know the planet can't be observed directly so it's hard to say whether an
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atmosphere or water exist and uses the time of the most thirteen but it gives scientists important clues about potential life outside our solar system when new so-called super telescopes come online in the next few years scientists may well look for red dwarf stars like the one that ross one twenty eight b. rotates around other notable discoveries like the earth size trappist planets and proxima b. were made around similar stars and in the case of proxima be a even closer to our solar system to date nasa's exoplanet archive includes more than three thousand alien worlds most are on inhabitable but there are a few dozen earth twin's that from a distance look like our own but ross one twenty eight b. has been described as special and may go further than any other discovery in answering the question about whether we're alone in the universe and agalloch a al-jazeera.
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recap the headlines on al-jazeera and the un and the african union are closely monitoring what's happening in zimbabwe president robert mugabe says he's confined to his home the military sees power on wednesday but denies having carried out a coup. twelve people have been killed in a suicide bombing in northern nigeria or attackers also died the city is at the center of activity for the armed group boko herat u.s. president donald trump has lambasted north korea again in a speech following his asia tour he called on governments to put maximum pressure on pyongyang i made clear that we will not allow this twisted dictatorship to hold the world hostage to nuclear blackmail i called on every nation including china and russia to you night in isolating the north korean regime cutting off all ties of trade and commerce until it stops its dangerous provocative. and this is
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the whole key to what we're doing on de nuclearize ation iran's president hosmer honea is promising to find the builders who constructed poorly designed structures that collapsed in sunday's earthquake at least five hundred thirty people were killed eight thousand injured when the magnitude seven point three quake struck the mountainous iran iraq border region survivors are billing temporary shelters with whatever they can find honey says government built structures collapse while the privately build state standing lebanon's president is accusing saudi arabia of taking prime minister saad hariri and his family hostage it's the first time michele ellen has explicitly said he's being held he calls it an act of aggression hariri announced his surprise resignation in a televised statement from the saudi capital riyadh venezuela has signed a debt restructuring to deal with one of its major creditors russia more than three billion dollars will now be paid back to moscow over ten years with minimal
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payments the first six years it's the first major result of talks with creditors from nine nations in the capital caracas on monday as are the headlines the news continues on al-jazeera after inside story keep it or. just horrific in me and more america's top diplomat hits out at the suffering of the real him but stop short of calling it ethnic cleansing or demanding sanctions as me and more government leaders clear themselves of any crimes what now for the persecuted will hinge a minority this is inside story.

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