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zimbabwe's president robert mugabe holds direct talks with the army over his future after the military's takeover. i know i'm maryam namazie and london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up cambodia supreme court dissolved the main opposition party there in the way for one sends a ruling party to win next year's election. human rights watch accuses me on mon troops of using rape as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign against the range of muslims. world's biggest polluter tries to convince its two hundred million car owners to switch to electric vehicles. l.o.l. top story this hour robert mugabe is refusing to stand down as i'm bob noyce president despite being confined to his home by the military a delegation from south africa is in the capital harare now trying to reach
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a deal on his and the country's future it's holding talks with president mugabe and the head of the. says with a catholic priest acting as mediator the military says it wants mugabe to stand down so there can be a smooth and bloodless transition the army chief backs the former vice president emerson managua who was sacked last week he could then take over as interim president amid the political and economic uncertainty the opposition leader morgan chiang rai has returned to harare after receiving cancer treatment abroad he has called on mugabe to resign how much us reports now from the zimbabwean capital while us of african delegation and the catholic church mediate between the army and president robert mugabe some of his main opposition leader morgan tsvangirai say it is only one way out of the political crisis in the interest of the people of zimbabwe mr robert mugabe must resign step down immediately in line with the national sentiment and expectation dignity for all the gods over his legacy.
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and a contribution to zimbabwe. the army seize control on wednesday and can find the ninety three year old has private residence in harare some sources there still insists he is the country's only legitimate leader soldiers in armored vehicles are guarding government offices but harare is calm and quiet civil servants have gone back to work shops and businesses have opened official word of what exactly is happening doesn't come off and people have to rely on social media and speculation which sometimes cause panic wasn't his way to hear the news of the meeting between the army president robert mugabe and the south african delegation getting on with their lives but his calls for the president to step down grow louder zimbabweans are talking about a post era and they say several scenarios could play out the rulings on a pair of party could recall mugabe his annual conference next month that means he'll no longer be leader of the party and head of state they could be
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a transitional unity government with all political parties including zanu p.f. war veterans who helped keep it in power for nearly forty years planned to have a rally on saturday to prepare for the future but for now the military insists this was not a coup it is robert mugabe is still the head of state and commander in chief. now cambodia supreme court has dissolved the main opposition party giving prime minister hun sen's ruling party a clear run in next year's election the government says the cambodian national rescue party was plotting to take power with help from the united states while mcbride has the latest from phnom penh the decision came after a day of deliberations holder made tight security around cambodia supreme court. the cambodian national rescue party had been expecting it's dissolution and had
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already ceased to function with many of its senior members in hiding or in exile like it's vice president. we look at as the trials in laos is this. message to the international community yet mr junta is. with me in our prime minister hun sen has accused his rivals of plotting to overthrow his government after the arrest of opposition leader kim soccer the national rescue party denied the claim accusing the ruling party of using the courts to silence it it nearly won against the government at the last election and has been gaining in popularity and looking one in politics here all summer game is a winner takes all politics and is. is a risky. human rights groups have accused one sound of
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a wider crackdown one of the leading newspapers the cambodia daily was closed in september the government says for nonpayment of taxes and there have been restrictions on the activities of foreign n.g.o.s. the opposition has promised to fight on regardless it can continue and it exist and it is in the hearts of everyone in cambodia it. inside and outside. the movement for change is vibrant with this court's decision prime minister hun sen removes in one stroke his biggest obstacle in next year's election he will still face opposition but it will likely be from smaller parties unable to organize themselves in time to unseat him and his premiership that has lasted for three decades is set to continue bride al-jazeera. saudi arabia's foreign minister has denied reports the lebanese prime minister saad
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hariri is being held in riyadh against his will. bear and says harry is free to leave the kingdom when he pleases but reiterated calls for hezbollah and iran to end destabilizing activities in the region of. the prime minister is living in saudi arabia under his own will he's resigned and with respect to his return to lebanon it's in his hands he can leave when he wants. as has hezbollah is the root of the problems in lebanon as well there is a need to find ways to deal with them there are concrete steps in this regard so earlier harry met the french foreign minister as part of efforts to normalize the political situation in lebanon france says he's excepted an invitation to paris and will travel there on saturday to meet president emmanuel macron saying holder has more from beirut. it was a confusing picture for nearly two weeks the fate of saddam had it it was open to
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question many in lebanon including the president michel aoun accused saudi arabia of forcing the prime minister to resign as well as holding him and his family hostage accusations rejected by saudi officials. the french government weighed in in what some are calling a face saving deal the french president. invited and his family to visit paris his foreign minister who held talks in riyadh confirmed that the invitation was accepted the crisis began how d.d. announced his sudden resignation earlier this month it was seen as a saudi move against iran's ally in lebanon hezbollah. collective efforts must be made to restore things as they were before the resignation of prime minister saad hariri last year there was a rare deal between saudi arabia and iran to keep lebanon stable and shielded from crises across the region they agreed to appoint hezbollah's ally michel aoun as president and riyadh's choice of saddle had eighty as prime minister that is no
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longer the case saudi arabia has taken a more aggressive stance against what it is growing iranian influence. the crisis in lebanon is caused by hizbullah that hijacked the state and imposed it's also pretty on the country if hezbollah continues its current policy it would make lebanon vulnerable lebanon has been caught up in proxy wars in the past it is easy to exploit the deep divisions between its political camps. we cannot afford more pressures we cannot afford more interferences from anybody whether from so they be or from iran. it's not clear of how to draw his resignation but lebanon's president michel aoun said he will wait for the prime minister to return to beirut to decide the next step with regards to the government french mediation may have ended the diplomatic turmoil over how to create but the crisis is far from over if
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insists on resigning it will be hard to find a candidate accepted by all sides to replace him and the ongoing rivalry between iran and saudi arabia could cause more instability here. lebanese from across the political divide had one message to saudi arabia we want our prime minister back it seems is now coming back but what happens next will test if the unity will be short lived so to her and beirut. now u.s. president donald trump has urged all members of the u.n. security council to back the renewal of the international inquiry into chemical attacks in syria he says it's critical to prevent president bashar assad from using the weapons ever again the fifteen nation council is due to vote shortly on rival u.s. and russian bids to an international inquiry i'm joined now by al-jazeera is diplomatic editor james bays from u.n. headquarters in new york james what are we expecting to happen in the next hour.
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well in about fifteen minutes time the u.n. security council is supposed to meet there is certainly an atmosphere of tension right now ahead of this meeting which could see some drama and also a moment of some significance for syria what it looks likely we're going to see is two competing u.n. security council resolutions put to the vote this is the u.s. resolution it wants to continue as is the case now of the inspection mission looking into chemical weapons in syria and has already found that they've been used both by eisel and by the syrian government this is the rival resolution from russia that talks about continuing the mission but also talks about reopening some of the cases that have already been inspected and the russians green critical of the chain of evidence and the fact that the inspectors haven't in some cases actually
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gone to the scene of these attacks they've done it by the russians say by remote control what i think is likely if it goes to vote is that you're going to get the u.s. draft vetoed by the russians and then the russian draft won't pass either because it's unlikely to reach nine votes that will mean that there is no more inspectors and no more system for inspecting the use of chemical weapons in syria and no no accountability for the use of those chemical weapons and so what is at stake then if there's joint inquiry is not when you're well that clearly is a serious thing the fact that there will be no mechanism in place to deal with this very serious matter of chemical weapons but some believe it affects the whole of the world's fight against weapons of mass destruction listen to the french
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ambassador for what the latter. let's think twice before throwing it away because this would be a major. strategic setback for the fundamentals of our security and for the very future of the nonproliferation regime that we again patiently built over the last decades. so an important moment ahead at the top of the next hour worth telling you though that keep parties a meeting i'm told in about twenty minutes time i had of the security council meeting maybe the last minute negotiations may be all right for now thanks very much james base at the united nations you're watching out is there still to come the u.n. warns that yemen's united tarrying crisis could be about to get even worse. as the syrian government gains ground against rebel groups and i still we explore the
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human cost of this six year. allen is still in the mediterranean that storm is revolving this is nearly two weeks now we've had as one or another of them on the threats always been the same italy greece macedonia bug area albania sometimes and the north of africa where there is the low as it sits the amount of rain is produced you see the results already in flash flooding the figures well in scope here for example in macedonia hundred ninety minutes so there abouts in twenty four hours that risk remains this is the picture for friday it's still greece and macedonia a little bit less so the threat in italy but it's still this general area hasn't gone away it's cold elsewhere northern parts of europe not in single figures as day max and it's cold enough and there's been some snow for the skiing season starting
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went to places and still with the for one to the other areas with rain still falling in northern germany the snow in scandinavia it's nineteen in madrid you'll notice i barely has warmed up and quieten down as has france now you know what i'm going to say here and she is going to be algeria tunisia libya maybe egypt where you see showers thrown off from this circulation temperature wise well with in the high teens rather thing else hasn't got to particularly low levels and it is that like saturday will be bright for most after a few days of showers. what began as a small extremist group in africa's most populous country we learned that thanks invented from the government to just shoot soon turned into a battlefront for my jury and government tried. the tours for abducting
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two hundred schoolgirls the killing displacement of thousands of people al-jazeera investigates the origin bloody rise of iraq at this time on al jazeera. welcome back to squid look at the top stories for you now photos have been published in zimbabwe showing robert mugabe meeting the head of the country's army as well as a delegation from south africa this is the first time he's been seen since the military took power on tuesday night. cambodia supreme court has dissolved the main opposition party giving prime minister hun sen's ruling party a clear run in next year's election. and saudi arabia has denied claims that
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lebanon's prime minister saad hariri is being held in riyadh against his will. or another stories we're following human rights watch is accusing me and my security forces of using rape as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign and rockline state the organization interviewed fifty two ranjit women and girls who fled to bangladesh twenty nine of them or rape survivors three was under the age of eighteen almost all of them said they were gang raped some then had no choice but to walk for days with serious injuries to seek refuge in bangladesh they described soldiers bashing the heads of their young children against trees throwing children and elderly parents into burning houses and shooting their husbands. scott i reports now from. these two were hengist sisters fifteen and eighteen years old fled the mungo district in rakhine state when myanmar security forces launched
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a violent campaign it followed attacks on security post by russian jew rebels in august the sisters say their mother and father were killed and they say they were both raped by soldiers they are now in a refugee camp across the border in bangladesh where protecting their identity was yeah fun. fifty soldiers came to our house after killing our family members ten of them entered our they started beating essence tricked us by cutting our clothes with machetes and blades then they started breaking us. hearing the girls the screams neighbors rushed to their house when the soldiers went to intervene the two made their escape according to a human rights watch report just released the rape of the sisters as part of a widespread problem the report accuses me and more security forces of raping women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing over the last three months. they interviewed fifty two regions of women and girls twenty nine said they had been raped before they
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fled to bangladesh all but one of the rapes were gang rapes earlier in the week the myanmar military released its findings from an internal investigation of its soldiers conduct in rakhine they said that there was no wrongdoing including sexual violence human rights watch called the report a whitewash total impunity and that's the issue i mean no one within the myanmar military is being held responsible for this sexual violence or for any other human rights atrocities that are being perpetrated on the rohingya it's a it's a clean clean clean slate they let it they let it all go on and then they deny it all. human rights watch has called on the un security council to impose an arms embargo on me and maher and to go after those military leaders responsible for human rights violations with targeted sanctions for the sisters living in a refugee camp in bangladesh the damage is already done saying they're trying to
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heal but will never get back what they lost it's got other al-jazeera naypyidaw or the u.n. says at least a million children in yemen are at risk of contracting diptheria now because argentinean vaccines are being blocked from entering the country heads of three u.n. agencies have pleaded with the saudi led coalition to funny lift its blockade on the country they say there's also the risk of a renewed flare up of cholera which is infected some nine hundred thousand yemenis in the past six months on monday saudi arabia said it would reopen some yemeni ports and airports but that doesn't include the crucial one data port which is the main entry for most of the eight. we spoke to i mean two is the director of middle east and north africa bureau says the humanitarian message is very clear. it's a threat to the of our time almost twenty one million people are in need of humanitarian assistance of course of lottie's degrees of assistance and needs but some of them
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ideally facing. horrible times hunger disease. starvation for some of them. mobility freedom of movement. no income no access to health services they're facing a big demick so we've seen the cholera outbreak there are there any danger of diphtheria and all are diseases if vaccines do not reach people and if they don't all the tough access to truth to medical service i think with one we see these children are walking skeletons that's for that happen in our time today. at least fourteen people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the afghan capital kabul it happened outside a hotel which was hosting a gathering of around seven hundred supporters of an influential regional leader the victims include police officers and two civilians eisel says it was behind the attack israel is saying that it's prepared to cooperate with saudi arabia to confront what it calls iran's plans to control the middle east is comes as tensions
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between iran and saudi arabia and increasing we spoke earlier to iran haim the military correspondent for the jerusalem post there are various levels which i'm sure israel and and saudi arabia for their part would be a little bit more hesitant to share with each other but both saudi arabia and israel have the same concerns about iran its expansion both in terms of. financial support to military nonmilitary groups so i'm sure israel and and i think that would share any type of information that would really be relevant to perhaps an attack on either country or intelligence which would show that iran was up to something. russian president vladimir putin is to host the leaders of turkey and iran in sochi next week for talks on syria the trio will discuss how to improve cooperation if they can find a political solution to the more than six years of civil war but those inside syria
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are very skeptical about the chances of any diplomatic breakthrough some of binge of aid reports from the tacky syria border. more syrian soldiers and militia fighters from iran backed groups in syria and iraq have arrived in amman it's been a week since the syrian government scheme that it took isis last stronghold since then isis has launched dozens of attacks and its fighters hiding in tunnels inside the city managed to take back most of the town on the syria iraq border. assad's forces have also come under attack by opposition fighters in the suburbs of the capital damascus this is one of the largest military barracks belonging to the syrian regime in eastern since january it has exchanged hands several times. but the rebels small gains are no match for the government's air superiority fighter jets have continued to target opposition areas to the. deescalation if
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that's what is called the planes didn't spare any neighborhood more than sixty people injured here the hospitals are full of civilians dying because of the lack of medicine as government forces gain ground against rebels are nice and they renewed their calls for u.s. soldiers to leave the statement from syria's foreign office came a day after u.s. secretary of state called walking away from syria this week in attacks comes as world leaders agreed to reduce the number of civilian casualties but inside syria people say that another security council meeting with continued to fail to prevent attacks. earlier this year the world reacted in almost unanimous condemnation to the images of suffocating children the u.n. found the assad regime responsible for the chemical attack in qana which killed dozens of people the government denied responsibility and questions about the attack itself britain's foreign secretary accused russia for consistently choosing
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to cover up for assad. of the mandate for the un the joint investigative mechanism expires the u.s. and russia are presenting rival bids for how to investigate future chemical attacks russia has so far vetoed nine resolutions on syria and more than six years into this war would be days are still making statements as attacks against civilians continue with impunity some of the job be done to their own. u.s. president all times tax reform bill has passed congress and will now head to the senate the bill ends to cut federal tax rates on corporations small businesses and individuals but a sweeping reform is met resistance from the senate with called a major alterations to the bill trump wants to sign a tax package into law before the end of the year which is greece's eclair three days of national mourning after a flash flood killed at least fifteen people several others is still missing and hundreds more have been left homeless as a result of the disaster some experts are blaming the government for allowing
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houses to be built on dry river beds in the towns of near paramus and mundra bad weather continues to have a cleanup efforts and forecasters are predicting more rain later on thursday now twenty countries and two u.s. states have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before twenty thirty eight powering past coal alliance was launched at the un climate talks in bonn and commits countries to sharing technology to reduce emissions and cut usage a commodity is a major contributor to global warming and still produces about forty percent of the world electricity the us has come under fire for donald trump's defense of earth warming fossil fuels like coal. i think we can safely say that the response has been overwhelming there is so much momentum there's so much ambition in this room. canada is phasing out cool by twenty thirty which will help us meet
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our goal of ninety percent carbon free power by twenty thirty the cost to transition away from coal looks different for all of us but i know we're all here for the same reasons. well alarmed by its extensive environmental problems china's government is trying hard to clean up as well as taking a central role in the paris climate accord beijing is on track to meet its carbon emission goals by twenty thirty it's also offering huge incentives to drive us to switch their cars from petrol and diesel to electric and a bit to try and reduce pollution step boston reports now from beijing. this is how china sees its near future blue skies and the soothing sound of electric vehicles roaming the city streets present day more often looks like this research shows that one third of air pollution in china comes from petrol and
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diesel cars that's why the government recently decided that traditionally fuel cars are a thing of the past and like france and britain wants to ban them in the next few decades when gen don bought his electric car two years ago he didn't have to go through the license plate lottery a government measure to limit traffic he also got his car much cheaper because of a government subsidy of up to fifteen thousand dollars and unlike petrol and diesel fuel cars he can drive an any part of the city anytime he wants as long as car has enough power. ones or was about to go to a charging station but mine they were usually let me into the wrong place there was no charging station and not a single person around i was forced to call a rescue team in china more than half a million people bought an electric car last year that's half of all electric cars sold worldwide forcing the government to quickly build more charging stations it's
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been hard to keep up with the demand and car batteries often don't last much more than two hundred kilometers this by government incentives electric cars are still not that popular here in china many consider them impractical and ugly but producers are trying very hard to make electric cars more fashionable. car makers are increasingly pressure to produce electric cars a recently announced attractive credit system allows companies to make money selling carbon credit quota to traditional car makers but some experts believe the government's plan is unrealistic and they question the benefits of electric cars if we want to. rip loose the older traditional cause in the nest through take it that this is a lion this is a fundamentally a scientific lie told the world greenpeace sees china's rapid switch to electric cars as a positive step to combat climate change but the environmental groups asked it's by
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far not enough because seventy percent of the country's power plants are using coal a major emitter of greenhouse gas if we really want a king future and we really want to count that and climate change only pushing for electric vehicle is not enough we need to at the same time push for a face out of coffee of hope that saving the planet or not for consumers like gen dong driving an electric car is more about saving money than it's about reducing emissions but complain the government still needs to work on as well steps al-jazeera. all to get the latest on all the stories we're covering a much more al-jazeera dot com is where you need you can also watch us live right there as well. so quick look at the top stories photos have been published in zimbabwe showing
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robert mugabe meeting with the head of the armed forces as well as a delegation from south africa they are in harare to help find a solution to the country's political crisis this is the first time a god has been seen since the military took power on thursday night meanwhile the opposition leader morgan tsvangirai has returned to harare after undergoing cancer treatment abroad he held a news conference where he called from the gobby to resign in the interest of the people of zimbabwe used to robert mugabe must resign step down immediately with the national sentiment and expectation. dignity for all of god's will for his legacy. and contribution to zimbabwe. and the forces of. that they'd be good she added all inclusive transitional move going to. be emphasizing. transition lawmaker who's also in our other headlines cambodia supreme
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court has dissolved the main opposition party giving prime minister hun sen's ruling party a clear run in next year's general election the government accuses the cambodian national rescue party of plotting a coup with help from the u.s. under eighteen members of the party have also been banned from political activity for five years riot police were deployed in ahead of the decision. saudi arabia's foreign minister has denied reports that the lebanese prime minister is being held in riyadh against his will francaise saad hariri is accepted an offer to visit paris after meeting the french foreign minister in saudi arabia harry has an been back to lebanon since announcing his resignation from riyadh twelve days ago and the u.n. says at least a million children in yemen are at risk of contracting diptheria because they needed vaccines are being blocked from entering the country the heads of three u.n. agencies have pleaded with the saudi led coalition to lift its blockade on the
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country they say there's also the risk of a renewed flare up in cholera which saw more than nine hundred thousand cases in the past six months on monday saudi arabia said it would reopen some yemeni ports and airports but the u.n. wants the blockade to be lifted completely. we'll have much more news for you in twenty five minutes time i'll be back with a roundup of all the day's top stories but that's after the stream which starts now . i haven't had a viewing the stream live a new chief of al-jazeera today with t.v.
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