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twenty two at this time on al-jazeera. russia blocks the u.n. security council resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is
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responsible for chemical weapons attacks in syria. a low i maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up zimbabwe's president robert mugabe holds direct talks with the army over his future after military's take over. cambodia supreme court dissolves the main opposition party clearing the way for one sends a ruling party to win next year's election. human rights watch accuses me and ma troops of using rape as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign against muslims. hello we begin our united nations security council where russia has used its veto of a syria for the tenth time blocking the renewal of an international inquiry into whose
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behind chemical weapons attacks that the us ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley blasted moscow for its actions saying it gives a green light for syrian president bashar assad to carry out further attacks. russia has issued vetoes before to prevent council action and accountability in syria russia has invented reasons not to support a mechanism that helped create because it did not like its scientific conclusions russia has acted to obstruct these investigations many times but today it strikes a deep blow russia has killed the joint investigative mechanism which has overwhelming support of this council and by a lemonade in our ability to identify the attackers russia has undermined our ability to deter future attacks assad and isis will no longer be on notice for the use of chemical weapon. by russia's actions today i'm joined now by al-jazeera as
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diplomatic editor james bays is been monitoring all these developments at u.n. headquarters in new york and james tell us more about why russia blocked the resolution to renew the investigation into chemical attacks in syria because it had its own rival resolution which it withdrew from vote after it lost a procedural motion certainly other ambassadors particularly the u.s. and other western countries are saying what russia is really doing here is trying to protect the assad regime we've had this joint investigative mechanism the team investigating the use of chemical weapons since twenty fifteen looking at all the allegations they have come back in that time and said that there are four instances where the syrian government they're pretty sure used chemical weapons and to where i saw used chemical weapons what this now dar's is stops all of the ongoing plan for accountability for those attacks and stops the further investigation of
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those uses of chemical weapons the security council when this expires this gym the student investigative mechanism that's been investigating all of this and expires we think there's some debate about the time midnight new york times just in a matter of hours this will all stop and ask the halley making it clear that the u.s. still will seek accountability and she referred to the previous strikes that we carried out by the u.s. under the orders of president trump and she says that they will do that again for their side the syrian government represented by their long time member sadr and chief negotiator bashar jeffrey defended the russian position. also you look at the loch lomond business and russia today did not obstruct the work of the security council it worked on preventing another tragedy that we
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witnessed in libya and iraq russia complied with the purposes of the un charter at a time where we lack integrity the vote of the russian federation saving the security council and preventing the manipulation of un mechanisms. it's being a couple of hours of high drama the u.n. security council with real significance for the war in syria if you look at the pictures right now the security council they've taken taken a very temporary recess but it's not over because the russians having withdrawn their rival rose resolution of got their allies the bolivians to put it back all along the russians wanted there's voted on second they're going to get their way and another vote in the security council shortly we think that again will be lost which will mean that neither resolution which would in different ways keep the
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inspection mechanism going is going to get voted on and it looks like the inspection mechanism will in a matter of hours with no one anymore is going to be investigating the use of chemical weapons in syria indeed the mandate for that joint inquiry on chemical weapons attacks in syria expiring in just a couple of hours thank you very much james bays watching everything there from the united nations well let's move on to our other top story this hour about the garbage is refusing to stand down is in baba is president despite being confined to his home by the military a delegation from south africa is in the capital harare trying to reach a deal on his in the country's future it's holding talks with president mugabe and the head of the armed forces 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 anderson on gaga it was sacked last week he could then take over as interim president and with the political and economic uncertainty the opposition leader
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morgan tsvangirai has returned to harare after receiving cancer treatment abroad he is calling on mcgarvey to resign him a tacit reports from the zimbabwean capital. 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 who. used to. step down immediately with the national sentiment and expectation. to god over his legacy. and a contribution to. the army seize control on wednesday and confined the ninety three year old his 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
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doesn't come off and people have to lie and social media and speculation which sometimes cause panic wasn't he is waiting here for 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 regarding iran and they say several scenarios could play out the rulings on a pair 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 a transitional unity government with all political parties including zanu p s 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. of. cambodia supreme court has dissolved the main opposition party giving prime minister and sends ruling party a clear run in next year's election government says the cambodian national rescue
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party was plotting to take hour with help from the united states has all the latest from don't panic. the decision came after a day of deliberations held the made tight security around cambodia supreme court the cambodian national rescue party had been expecting it's dissolution and had already ceased to function with many of its senior members in hiding already exile like it's vice president. we look at. this. message to the international community yet mr hood is. our prime minister hun sen has accused his rivals of plotting to overthrow his government after the arrest of opposition leader kim sucker the national rescue party denied the claim accusing the ruling
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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 zero all summer game is a winner takes all politics and is. is a risky. human rights groups have accused one sound of 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. inside and outside because the movement for change is vibrant with this
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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 walk in eyes themselves in time to unseat him ideas premiership that has lasted for three decades is set to continue rob mcbride al-jazeera. saudi arabia's foreign minister has denied reports that the lebanese prime minister saad hariri is being held in riyadh against his will saying he's free to leave i remember the french foreign minister is part of efforts to normalize the political situation in lebanon france says that he will visit paris on saturday to meet president emmanuel macron and holder has more from beirut. it was a confusing picture for nearly two weeks the fate of saddle had a deal was open to 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
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government weighed in in what some are calling a face saving deal the french president. invited had and his family to visit paris his foreign minister who held talks in riyadh confirmed that the invitation was accepted the crisis began when had he 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 a point hezbollah's ally michel aoun as president and riyadh choice of saddle had eighty as prime minister. that is no longer the case saudi arabia has taken a more aggressive stance against what it sees is growing iranian influence will as
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much fuel the crisis in lebanon is caused by hizbullah that hijacked the state and imposed it's already 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. we cannot afford more interferences from anybody whether from or from iran. it's not clear if 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. diplomatic turmoil over fate but the crisis is far from over if so on resigning it will be hard to find a candidate accepted by all sides to replace him and the ongoing rivalry between
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iran and saudi arabia could cause more instability here. lebanese from across the political divide have one message to saudi arabia we want our prime minister back it seems he is now coming back but what happens next will test if the unity will be short lived. beirut. i watching al-jazeera still to come the united nations warns that yemen's humanitarian crisis could be about to get even worse. and an agreement to phase out call for this is by the year twenty thirty is a point at the on climate talks. hell i imagine you've got over the shock now that twenty degree drop in temperature for adelaide in melbourne the circulating cold front and its low pressure area
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still there right on the edge you'll notice it's been quite stormy potentially stormy still i think the new south wales and queensland but it's generally speaking going offshore temperature wise or in the low twenty's now for sydney in melbourne only sixteen in adelaide and you've got the onshore breeze here a bright day with a few showers the first the clouds coming again twenty two for years never was no hot anywhere really sunny thirty two up in alice springs but the sunshine is more prevalent i think for the most part except a.c.t new south wales and probably southern queensland look out for storms is still now our system is not really travelling across the tasman sea you'd expect fine weather in new zealand and you've got it so actually quite warm in wellington in sunshine with a southerly breeze it's nineteen degrees but the course coming into north that's the circulation of tropical air swarm twenty two in oakland but it will start to right now it's the picture on friday the rains just touching the north of north island let me take you saturday here taking
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a glancing blow open might be wet but more likely it's just a little bit to your north. is captivating the only hope for china's panders. when one has ventures deep into the mountains of western china in search of the elusive wildcard. at this time on how does iraq. where ever you are.
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welcome back with al jazeera a look at stories making headlines now russia has blocked a u.n. security council resolution to a new an international inquiry into who is behind chemical weapons attacks in syria . robert mugabe is reported to be refusing to stand down as in bob ways president despite being confined to his home by the military. a delegation from south africa is in the capital now the talks aimed at reaching a deal to end the country's political crisis. in cambodia supreme court has dissolved the main opposition party giving prime minister hun sen's ruling a clear run in next year's general election. now human rights watch is accusing myanmar security forces of using right as part of an ethnic cleansing campaign and. the organization interviewed fifty two range of women and girls who
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fled to bangladesh twenty nine of them survivors of rape three under the age of eighteen almost every single one said she was gang raped some van had no choice but to walk for days with serious injuries to seek refuge in bangladesh they describe soldiers bashing in the heads of their young children against trees throwing children the elderly parents into burning houses and shooting their husbands scott hydroponics now from myanmar's capital name. these two hinges sisters fifteen and eighteen years old for the district in rakhine state when myanmar security forces launched a violent campaign it followed attacks on security posts 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 were protecting their identity when
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the. fifty soldiers came to our house after killing our family members ten of them entered our they started beating us and stripped us by cutting our clothes with machetes and blades then they started breaking us. hearing the girls the screams neighbors rushed to their house where 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 my security forces of raping women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing over the last three months they interviewed fifty two range of women and girls twenty nine said they had been raped before they 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
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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 denied 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 heal but will never get back what they lost it's got other al-jazeera naypyidaw. the united nations says that at least a million children in yemen are at risk of contracting diptheria because gently needed vaccines are being blocked from entering the country the heads of three u.n.
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agencies have pleaded with the saudi led coalition to lift its blockade on the country they say there's also the risk of a new flare up of cholera which is in fact at some nine hundred thousand yemenis in the past six months on monday saudi arabia said it would reopen some yemeni ports and airports but the u.n. wants a complete lifting of the blockade i mean it is the director of u.n.h.c.r. as middle east north africa bureau he says the humanitarian message is clear it's a third of the of our time almost twenty one million people are in need of humanitarian assistance that of course the body is the grease of assistance and needs but some of them are really facing. horrible times hunger diseases. 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 the fury and other diseases if vaccines do not reach people and if they're all tough
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access to food through the medical service i think with one we see these children are walking skeletons that sort of have been in our time today. there is mohamad is in djibouti we're eight agencies are still waiting to ship gently needed deliveries to yemen. frustration is growing with in the aid community based here in djibouti they have been unable to deliver a much needed aid to yemen for more than ten days now they say the ships red the lauded with much needed medical supplies for their color are response as well as food needed by mile noticed children in yemen but they have not gotten the go ahead from the coalition led by so dariya to dock into the port of the day that which they say is where they've been delivering aid ever since the human humanitarian response began so far they've been able to take stuff about seventy of them working
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for the united nations and other international organizations to the port of adam now they say the coalition has allowed them to dock into the port of other alone and they say that is not logistically. possible for them because much of the aid is supposed to be delivered to the most fun part of yemen and they say they that is the ideal port for them and that landing the aid in other than will only force them to go through. the court challenges including passing through land being held by tribal militias and they say anything could happen greece's declared three days of national mourning after a flash killed at least fifteen people several others are still missing hundreds more have been left homeless as a result of a disaster some experts are blaming the government for allowing houses to be built on dry river beds in the towns and near paramus in mundra bad weather continues to
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hamper 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 pascola lines was launched at un climate talks in bonn and commits countries to sharing technology to reduce emissions and cut usage the commodity is a major contributor to global warming and still produces about forty percent of the world's electricity the u.s. has come under fire for donald trump's defense of forming 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 call by twenty thirty which will help us meet our goal of ninety percent carbon free power by twenty thirty the path to transition away from coal
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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 beat its carbon emissions by twenty thirty it's also offering huge incentives to drivers to switch their cars from petrol and diesel to electric in a bid to reduce pollution step austin reports 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 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 gendang bought his electric car two years ago he didn't have to go
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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 i was about to go to a charging station when my they were like 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 been hard to keep up with the demand and car batteries often don't last much more than two hundred kilometers despite 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
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are increasingly pressured 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. replace all the traditional cars in the nest through take of that this is a lion this is a fundamentally a scientific law a pull toward 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 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 to king future and we really want to come about climate change only pushing for electric vehicle is not enough
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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 complained the government still needs to work on as well to stop fossil al-jazeera beijing. a red painting by in a sense master leonardo da vinci has become the most expensive piece of art ever sold at auction for shares of jesus christ went for four times its estimated value some experts believe the high selling price is the result of savvy marketing christian salumi reports from new york a masterpiece of christ the savior previous and the collections of three kings of england a treasure of the renaissance and the triumph of capitalism leonardo da vinci's masterwork salvador monday or savior of the world has gone under the hammer for a record breaking four hundred fifty point three million dollars. so.
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it's a far cry from one hundred fifty eight when it vegeta mere sixty dollars at the time it was thought to be painted by a student of davinci rather than the master himself. christie's auction house says it's a sign of growing international interest and rising prices for major artworks it's a strong market in general we're seeing confidence from from both sides from both our buyers who are seeing great pieces coming to market and that's because our sellers are having confidence as well the sale is quite the coup for christie's auction house coming at a time when collectors tend to favor more contemporary artists many critics credit a highly successful marketing campaign. this advertising video doesn't even show the picture itself only the reactions of visitors the auction house hired an outside agency for the first time to build hype for the event. billed as the last of in tens of thousands flocked to pre-action viewings in hong kong london san
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francisco and new york all to catch a glimpse of a bona fide masterpiece not only does it have public excitement around the sales it brings in perhaps more people than would normally come through our doors. but it also foxholes a great conversations around the awesome and adds a greater richness i think. to the sale season. the salesmanship seems to have worked even before the auction began they'd secured a guaranteed bit of one hundred million dollars salvatore monday is the only known painting by the renaissance master still in a private collection to vinci died in fifteen nineteen and fewer than twenty of his paintings are left in existence christian salumi al-jazeera new york. a quick look at the top stories now russia has blocked
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a united nations security council resolution to renew an international inquiry into who is buying chemical weapons attacks in syria this is the tenth time russia's use its veto of a serious since the war in twenty eleven russia's ambassador to the u.n. vassily defended the use of the veto. little. mosque the endless distortion of the chemical weapons stored in damascus these weapons were indeed withdrawn and destroyed under the o.p.c. w.'s oversight of these a stokley reminiscent of the situation around iraq nearly fifteen years ago the united states representatives at the time deliberately misled the international community including the security council in doing so the set the stage for intervention which on least unspeakable tragedy on both iraq and the whole region. photos have been published in zimbabwe showing robert mugabe meeting with the head of the armed forces and a delegation from south africa there in harare to help find
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a solution to the country's political crisis this is the first time a god has been seen since the military took power on tuesday night cambodia supreme court has dissolved the main opposition party giving the prime minister hun sen's ruling party a clear run in next year's general election the government accuses the cambodian national rescue party a prosecutor with help from the us one hundred eighteen members of the party of also have been banned from political activity for five years riot police were deployed in poland pen ahead of the decision saudi arabia's foreign minister has denied reports that a lebanese prime minister is being held in riyadh against his will francaise saad hariri has accepted an offer to visit paris after meeting the french foreign minister in saudi arabia hariri hasn't been back to lebanon since announcing his resignation in riyadh twelve days ago. and the u.n. says at least a million children in yemen are at risk of contracting diptheria because vaccines
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are being blocked from entering the country heads of three un agencies have pleaded with the saudi led coalition to lift its blockade on the country on monday saudi arabia said it would reopen some yemeni ports in airports but the u.n. wants the blockade to be lifted completely as your top stories that set for myself in the team in london want to an east is next. we are living through a technological revolution but all the machines taking over a piece of machinery goes wrong is there a train of litigation to which we can bring a legal system to bear oxford university professor of machine learning stephen roberts talks to all jews here at this time. they are the global face of wildlife conservation.


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