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bring you more award winning documentaries and live news on and on line. this is al jazeera. and i'm richelle carey this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. the draft resolution is not being adopted into a negative vote of a permanent member of the security council. and a russian veto signals the end of an investigation into the use of chemical weapons in syria plus. people. used to resign. zimbabwe's president is refusing calls to step down military leaders say
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it's the only way to ensure a bloodless transition of power. and the battle for control of the southern philippines town i'm a watery amnesty international says all sides may have violated international law. and then a sign of how things are changing in the middle east a senior israeli general talks about sharing intelligence with saudi arabia. and an afternoon of high drama at the united nations russia and the united states have vetoed competing resolutions on syria the chira solution was the us one it sought to extend an international inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in syria so this means that the united nations team and best gaining the use said deadly sarin gas in syria it will be disbanded russia's veto was sharply criticized by france the united kingdom and the u.s. now last month u.n.
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investigators concluded the syrian government was responsible for the chemical weapons attack and conscious in april at least eighty people died that day many of them children now russia course is a key ally of syrian president bashar assad and they rejected the investigations findings at the security council meeting moscow presented its own draft resolution but it was not adopted the russian ambassador hit back at sharp criticism from western powers and criticized the methods used by the inquiry to gather and assess evidence. moscow the endless distortion of the chemical weapons stored in damascus these weapons were indeed withdrawn and destroyed under the o.p.c. w.'s oversight these a stokley reminiscent of the situation around iraq nearly fifteen years ago a united states representatives at the time deliberately misled the international community including the security council in doing so they set the stage for intervention which unleashed unspeakable tragedy on both iraq and the whole region
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. japan is now asking for a short term extension at the syria and korean till matters can be resolved but the same space reports finding agreement after thursday's meeting will be far from sample the tenth veto by russia in the u.n. security council on syria and one that ends the council's efforts to hold to account those who use chemical weapons in the country. it was a vote that sparked outrage from the u.s. ambassador and she gave this warning that the u.s. may now work outside the u.n. russia has killed the joint investigative mechanism which has overwhelming support of this council the assad regime should be on clear notice the united states does not accept syria's use of chemical weapons as we did in april we will do it again if we must we will defend the international standard against chemical weapons use there was drama even before the meeting began with ambassador hayley accusing her
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russian colleague of bad faith by refusing to enter into negotiations for some reason the phones at the russian mission aren't working we have tried to get a call with them and they've been too busy to talk to us this week and when i have tried to call the silly for some reason he's not available moments later she was able to express her displeasure in person a very public exchange of words with the russian ambassador vasoline the benzine even it seems checking his phones for her calls when the meeting started they even argued over the rules of procedure in the council. i was invoking all thirty five of the of the previous little's of procedure the russian ambassador withdrawing and then reintroducing his own rival resolution this two failed to pass meaning as things stand now the team is investigating the use of chemical weapons looks set to be disbanded. the use of chemical weapons is now
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a dangerous reality what is at stake here today is the very future of the international chemical weapons nonproliferation regime. there's been real division and high drama it's been a sad day for syria a bad day for efforts to fight weapons of mass destruction and a day on which the u.n. security council has really harmed its own standing as the security council meeting broke up some members were still trying to create a new compromise resolution to keep the chemical weapons mechanism going on a temporary basis there could be another vote on friday but it will now be very difficult to bridge the deep divisions that have been laid bare james by al-jazeera at the united nations russia's president vladimir putin will host the leaders of turkey and iran and sochi next week for talks on syria they'll discuss finding a political solution to the civil war some of inch of it of course from gazi on tap in turkey near the border with syria. more syrian soldiers and
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militia fighters from iran backed groups in syria and iraq have arrived and. it's been a week since the syrian government scheme that it took isis last stronghold since then i said 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 rebel small gains are no match for the government's air superiority fighter jets have continued to target opposition areas. raise the deescalation if that's what is called the planes didn't spare any neighborhood more than sixty people
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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 quote 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 and which killed dozens of people the government denied responsibility and russia questions about the attack itself britain's foreign secretary accused russia for consistently choosing to cover up for the sun as a mandate for the un joint investigative mechanism expires the u.s. and russia are presenting rival bids for how to investigate future chemical attacks
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russia has so far vetoed nine resolutions on syria and more than six years into this war world leaders are still making statements as attacks against civilians continue with impunity some of the job it out of their. robert mugabe is refusing to stand down a zimbabwe's 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 and the country's future it's holding talks with members of the army president mugabe's family and as a new party along with the catholic priest acting as mediator the military says it wants mugabe to stand out so there can be a smooth and bloodless transition the army chief backs the former vice president emerson. who was sacked last week he could take over as enter a president the amid the social it political and economic uncertainty opposition leader morgan tsvangirai has returned to the capital after receiving cancer treatment overseas they were tossed out reports from harare while us with african
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delegation and the catholic church media and president robert mugabe some of his main opposition leader morgan tsvangirai see it is only one way out of the political crisis in the interest of the people of zimbabwe used to robert mugabe must. step down immediately with the national sentiment and expectation degree from god's will for his legacy. and a contribution to zimbabwean. the army seize control on wednesday and can find the ninety three year old whose 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 lie in social media and speculation which sometimes cause panic was
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a way to hear 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 era and they say several scenarios could play out the readings 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 a transitional unity government with all political parties including zanu p.f. war veterans who helped in power for nearly forty years 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. so was chief advisor to morgan tsvangirai when he was prime minister and his mugabe will not step aside without first shoring up protection for his allies. he's been one of the most deceptive villian figures you know politics and it's very hard to
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tell what he's thinking and ways going there's lots of information some of it is quite frankly speculation and doesn't really give the true picture of what's going on behind the scenes i don't think that mugabe who agreed to leave zimbabwe i think you would want to stay in the country one to be able to continue with his life i also think that he would want to secure some guarantees for these are there people who are working with his wife who are detained and others who may be threatened i think that you try to secure some positions and also it's also a question of protecting himself from those who are coming in as leaders he may not be comfortable with some of the figures that are being proposed he may have other people in mind and he knows that at the moment he also holds a bit of a trump card and he will try and use that because if the generals and booty to to fire him and take falls which they know it's very difficult because of the
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illegality of it you can continue to hold on to that. the tiny horn of africa. now home to more than forty thousand year many fled the war they started in a refugee camp and many a move to the capital to earn a living and as mohamed odeh reports their presence is bringing changes to the city . old school time into a trading sometimes the heart of. a group of men are hard at work. the older figures from yemen until recently they were living in a comp some two hundred kilometers away. they were then were just given papers and allowed to work. up to rahman ali came here from the city of. destroyed his house he now owns the testament. outmost respect and dignity. with the government and the leadership of that would.
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allow to. walk on living government officials. to see that after years of the bottom. line is that. for themselves and for their homes. one of the world's poorest countries with much a lot of sources the country has seen large foreign investment in recent years because of its strategic location but it still struggles with extreme poverty. there is little else we could do for them but make our brothers and sisters welcome we allowed them the right to work our president is a staunch supporter of the yemeni refugee community. more yemenis that i've businesses owned and run by them up becoming more visible and. safe here and how the news thought from the whole. yet they continue to follow closely events back
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home. the problem with yemen is the are militias there for hire. cause massive destruction at will. influx of yemenis is changing the beauty even the locals admit they have reinvigorated the city. for the refugees. and who knows if they will ever be able to go back home mohammed i do al-jazeera djibouti. amnesty international is accusing ice a link fighters in the philippines government forces of violating international humanitarian law some amounting to war crimes there were in a five month battle for the city and more than a thousand people were killed another five hundred thousand displaced organizations latest report details how the us a link group kidnapped and killed civilians most of whom are christians hostages were abused and reportedly used as human shields documents says the marines to tain people accusing them without evidence of being militants detainees said they were
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interrogated and tortured and mr international says both sides looted large amounts of cash and jewelry the group also wants an investigation into whether government air strikes were proportionate and in compliance with international law to be allowed and joins us now from manila so. to me all of us just some of what was in that report what else do you know and what does this what does this mean for the philippines military. what we know racial is that these accusations are nothing new just two weeks into our coverage in our we if you want to go we've already spoken to civilians who said they've been fired that would that mean that they would be with a change as they were trying to escape they already spoke about the abuses made committed by them out to group against them when they were forced to forced to wear a black shirt and ventured out of this chamber where they were then fired out by the minute you snipers now what remains to be seen here is how government will act
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. they said that they were not a lot of complaints against members of the philippine military but there might be an explanation to that and that is because martial law is implemented all across that now and in difficult for sibylla forward not just the blame about abuses being committed then but even to report about their missing loved ones lest they be accused of being sympathizers of them out to groups so generally you touched on this though but is there any reason to think that the government will will acknowledge this will try to address it will do something about it. well yes they did in fact a few weeks ago they admitted the some members of the philippine army committed looting and pillage in the front lines in the areas of the neighborhoods but are we sitting in the southern philippines they said that they are now under investigation that they have now been taken off their assignments but what is critical here is visualises what is what actually happens in these cases whether investigations actually took place whether these people have actually been punished because they
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say that even though the mountain group has already been responsible with all these abuses there is no surprise because they have been putting up propaganda videos of their abuses being committed and they're all uploaded to you tube but then men in uniform the philippine military that actually enjoys a very high approval rating are actually held in high regard by the public and they demand an explanation real older than live for us in manila thank you. plenty more ahead on the news hour including france says lebanon's prime minister is due there in a few days but whether he's free to travel or really even still in office it's unclear . trungpa ministration decision is good news for elephant hunters. and its board justin rose makes to become a leading man. israel
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says that it's fair to cooperate with saudi arabia to unite against iran israel's military chief says in an interview with an arabic online newspaper that it's ready to share intelligence information with saudi arabia he says they both need to stand up to iran this comes as tension between tehran and riyadh increases arms corvus a senior fellow at the center for american progress and a former u.s. assistant secretary defense he joins us from washington d.c. we always appreciate it is this is this is surprising as it seems well i think it's surprising that it became public but the fact of the matter is that they've been working together for quite a while particularly since president obama did the year round nuclear deal that they both realized they had to work together to make sure that iran did not become the dominant power in the region so obviously this would be concerning to iran who else might this be concerning to. well i think it will be concerning to
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some of the other arab countries that have very tense relationships with israel to think that saudi arabia the premier if you will sunni country in the world cooperating with israel who many countries in the region don't think should exist who want them to really make a an agreement with the palestinians and saying well if you do this is going to be very hard for us to pressure israel to make a deal with the palestinians so having said that is there really anybody in a position to push back against saudi arabia if they do have issues with this not not really i don't think because given saudi arabia's dominant position but i do think there are other countries in the in the region who are going to be concerned about you know what this means for the middle east peace process what it
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would mean for basically israel becoming more aggressive against hamas or even intervening in in lebanon so it's to be clear this is not a a military alliance per se but how do you see this actually working this this how how would this play out. well i think what's happening there both sharing intelligence about what iran is doing there the list the missile up program for example their support for the assad government in syria their support for the whole decent yemen i think that's what they're sharing intelligence on because saudi arabia is obviously concerned about what's happening on their border in in yemen they're also concerned about the fact that iran and russia will have permanent influence in syria particularly iran having not they'll be able to have
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a corridor you know from iran all the way through to the mediterranean what role if any does the u.s. play and either managing this alliance facilitating this alliance i mean donald trump has sent his son in law jerry because here is a note to saudi arabia for. secret meetings perhaps because no one knew about him until after the fact he's also been to the middle east and just what role does the u.s. play in this well i think it's encouraging and you may remember that when president trump went to riyadh he flew directly to tel aviv that had been unprecedented and i'm sure they were sending a signal that we think it's good for them to book cooperate because president trump sees a ran as a big threat to the region which is why he decertified the rand nuclear deal because he was concerned about the other things that they're doing in the region
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all right lawrence korb thank you very much joining us from washington d.c. appreciate it they french foreign minister says lebanon's prime minister saad hariri will visit france in the coming days earlier this week lebanon's president said he revealed his being detained in saudi arabia since his shock resignation almost two weeks ago now riyadh the nie says allegations that hauteur has more from beirut. it was a confusing picture for nearly two weeks the fate of saddam 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 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
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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 longer the case saudi arabia has taken a more aggressive stance against what it sees is growing iranian influence well as my feeling the crisis in lebanon is caused by hizbullah that hijacked the state and imposed 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
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more pressures we cannot afford more interferences from anybody whether from so that 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 regard to the government french have ended the diplomatic turmoil over. but the crisis is far from over if it's 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 he is now coming back but what happens next will test if the unity will be short lived so out of. beirut al jazeera continues to demand the release of
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a journalist who's saying who's been an egyptian prison for almost eleven months now the same is accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which strongly deny he has repeatedly complained of mistreatment and jail he was arrested on december twentieth all this in his family. there remains of elephants illegally hunted in zimbabwe in zambia can now be imported into the u.s. as trophies the tampa ministration made the announcement on wednesday reversing an obama era ban conservationists call the decision troubling and they gallacher reports. over the last decade the illegal trade in ivory has more than doubled and the african elephant has paid dearly conservationists estimate around five thousand a year killed and african elephants remain on the u.s. as endangered species list the restrictions on importing elephant trophies from legal hunts in zimbabwe and zambia have been lifted the u.s.
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fish and wildlife service a well regulated hunting helps raise cash for conservation efforts and seeing advocates of long campaign for the rollback and say the benefits are huge when you look at the dollars that hunting brings in you're looking at funding for the conservation departments in those countries most of their funding it does not come from the government coffers it comes from hunting among the trophy hunters are likely to be some of america's wealthiest including president trump sons they've hunted in zimbabwe in the past now they can bring home what they killed the shift in u.s. policy comes just days after interior secretary ryan zinke set up a council to look at the benefits of u.s. citizens traveling abroad to hunt in a statement the people for the ethical treatment of animals said if president trump allows a baggage carousel to be filled with elephant feet and heads from corrupt zimbabwe he will a fashion himself after its president robert mugabe who slaughters all in his path
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critics say allowing ivory trophies into the u.s. legally undermines hard fought campaign to stop the trade pains previously spearheaded by the united states and a gallacher al-jazeera. still ahead. how they pull out of the paris climate or other nations more action than building the future we'll take you to the world architecture festival where the latest innovations are on display in a sport russia's hopes of participating in. another blow. from the waves of the south. to the contours of the east. hello still we have some early winter rain in the middle of southern china it's not affecting hong kong but it likely will spread toward shanghai still
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a twenty degrees you'll notice and a more humid twenty eight in hong kong all that rain very significant because it's not been steady for about two or three days if not more and it hasn't gone away if anything is edging slowly sas woods but it's still there and it's being fed not so much by the humidity from the sas but the change in temperature coming down from the north shanghai is down to fifteen winter is to the north of shanghai now the real active weather still been around the philippines recently in fact this area of swirling may well develop into something a bit more substantial is just got the shape to show it so that's where the heavy rain should be and there's more well there's a lot of white cloud covering java and such as sumatra this is also the area recently has been very wet and they will be against us the two hours to focus on in between just scattered showers as you might expect but they are pretty well scouted it doesn't mean you won't get them but you're less likely to. there's an obvious potential development here as we watch quite closely in series going to equally in the bay of bangor just off the dishes this mass of circulating clouds brought
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a lot of rain recently and will do in the next day or so. they're with sponsored by . the intersection of reality and comedy and post revolution to. a mission to entertain educate and debate through. weapon of choice. and internet. popular comedians to make people. at this time on al-jazeera.
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watching al-jazeera let's take a look at the top stories right now russia has vetoed a u.s. led attempt to extend an international inquiry into the use of chemical weapons in syria it means the united nations team investigating the use of deadly sarin gas in syria will be disbanded. robert mugabe is resisting calls to stand down as president despite being confined to his home by the military delegation from south
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africa is in the capital harare trying to reach a deal on his future and the country's future. and international is accusing philippine government forces and i so linked fighters of violating international humanitarian law are in a five month battle for the city of a watery more than a thousand people were killed another five hundred thousand place. so much speculation before the start of the last climate conference in germany that the promised us pull out of the paris agreement may derail the process in fact it appears to have galvanized efforts to lessen the effects of global warming the clock reports. the feelings about president trump has vowed to withdraw from the paris agreement has been met with predictable school on hair and bone but on thursday the president's representative said the window may still be open for us and gates went down the line president has made clear the u.s. position with respect to the paris agreement although he indicated that the united
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states intends to withdraw at the earliest opportunity we remain open to the possibility of rejoining at a later date under terms more favorable to the american people the u.s. pullout is totally opposed by a burgeoning group of american man as in state governors who came to bone to say we're still in paris agreement together they represent six point two trillion dollars if the us economy climate change we've seen the impacts that here in the united states we're category five hurricane hitting the floors in california we have truly horrific fires these are symptoms of climate change there's no avoiding them and that's the science and so eventually the united states hopefully sooner rather than later is going to be back in the process it's clear the challenges are immense for all nations of the world but this go to loan us effort was invigorated on thursday by the u.k. canada global alliance to phase out coal some see it as
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a rebuke to trump and what to do he's too close as you can canada is busy going to telling him that we have called me a very. polluting energy and it's something that belongs to the ignorant. as a symbol to the fijian presidency the traditional double. has pride of place over the top the point being that when it comes to climate change we're all in the same boat for the same time there's a gathering force in the fight against global warming and that's a younger generation that's i mean this is our fourth industrial revolution the most exciting to time to be alive for me this is you know it's going to go down in history books as the time when we shifted away from. lucy and i want to be a part of that. the genes in other nations will celebrated approach like making the crisis that is climate change may not suit the white house around the
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world it seems it is a concept it's gaining momentum. a company that owns and runs the keystone pipeline says it has leaked an estimated two hundred ten thousand gallons of oil into agricultural land in the u.s. state of south dakota said officials do not believe the leak polluted drinking water systems a monday regulators will announce their decision whether to approve an expansion of the pipeline that expansion faces fierce opposition from environmental groups and native american tribes president donald trump issued a federal permit for the expansion project even though it had been rejected by the obama administration humanitarian groups a one hundred children playing man maher have seen massacres multiple rapes and people being burned alive save the children has released a report detailing the experiences of the children who left their homes and rakhine state more than six hundred thousand rihanna have crossed the border and to
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bangladesh since august save the children says more than half of them are under the age of eighteen. in the stories they tell us. they have witnessed serious crimes we have spoken to children who have seen their parents dive right in front of them who have seen till all the children alive in their houses we have heard about children at the age of twelve who have experienced rape and sexual abuse and of course children being killed and maimed in the atrocities happening in the northern part of northern rock in state in myanmar so these are real witnesses witnesses who have seen these things and pasted that report we have here is a coal from the rigging get children to the world's liza's to be accountable and to act and to put more pressure on the government them in my military to stop
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these atrocities we are asking foreign ministers meeting in miramar on monday these are foreign ministers from europe asia new seal and australia meeting in myanmar and i actually commend what all that is have been doing but this is the time to do even more and we think they should post the me and ma government to stop the violence to protect children to get humanitarian access directly into these children we are extremely worried particularly for the families who have fled into the forest in the mountains where they because they can't go back to their homes and communities. an investigation into abuse and discrimination and australian prisons a set to be released by a government commission triggered by a t.v. expose a last year into conditions in jails in the northern territory the documentary show team prisoners many of them aboriginal tied up with hoods over their heads some were stripped naked and exposed to tear gas revelation sparked protests with
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thousands demanding reform so in a mosque is a senior lawyer at the human rights law center she joins us via skype from melbourne thank you very much for joining us so. as we said it was a t.v. exposé that revealed that this was happening how long had had these been the conditions in these prisons so are the reason mistreatment who has been an ongoing issue in your church prisons for many years all of them were working in the average legal service during this time i saw. a meted out on a mini church time around the strange use of an cross which was illegal in dreams when children having children and guest and children being kept in solitary on the diet weeks only and so what was on full coombes was really a snapshot of the views that have been has been heard from the. i mean you say it's a snapshot it is a snapshot of the of the northern territory's but how widespread do you think this
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is. it's been occurring in the norton church he used detention system for many years and. i'm unsure whether or not you're aware but abuse mistreatment has also been occurring in states and territories right across australia so the use of solitary confinement the use of tear gas in the military. use the force. the use of restraints on children in one jurisdiction the threat of use of dogs so abused mistreatment isn't just needs issue it's actually been occurring right across a strong prison so where does a began to report which is important because we have to shine a light on things but what is next where is there accountability where is there any type of the potential for criminal responsibility well the report is a groundbreaking report it was a road map to trying to reform in
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a fictive in home for child protection in you've just the systems orchestra. i know it that the royal commission has at this finding differences in staff within inches but in terms of crew members once they are cannot set the standards but what i object to is that ministers and voice on the fence were well aware of the views mistreatment of the is and did very little change and so governments should be held to account and i'm hopeful that that will come out of the go. ok and she said this is a groundbreaking report and we appreciate you talking to us about it thank you very much thank you. and the us the republican party ticket step thursday towards a long held goal goal that is making huge changes to the country's tax system the house of representatives passed a sweeping a tax bill but it still needs to get through the senate committee how could a ports in washington d.c. . he campaigned on winning tax breaks for ordinary americans but after nearly ten months in office donald trump has yet to score legislative victory that's going
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really well thank you very much so the u.s. president went to capitol hill to drum up support for his controversy tax reform legislation in their bones the american people know they're getting a raw deal under the republican bill before passing this bill is the single biggest thing we can do to grow the economy to restore opportunity and help these middle income families who are struggling on this vote the answer to twenty seven the ninth. and while the bill passed easily in the house of representatives it still has to pass in the senate to become law and that will be a challenge that's because tucked into the senate version of the legislation is a plan to end something called the individual mandate or the requirement under the affordable care act that all americans must buy health insurance or pay a tax fine without healthy people being forced to buy insurance sick people who
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often can't afford it pay a larger share of the cost people who benefit from government subsidized health care are worried units hagler is partially blind as a result of a tumor that wasn't treated in time because she couldn't afford proper health care now she does have government help it's a matter of life what do. you know it's it's not a maybe it's not ok well we can wait we can't wait. people literally. can you hear me patient health care isn't what's driving these changes it's politics the few days left in the legislative calendar and after nearly ten months in office this may be donald trump's last hope of delivering tax reform and dismantling obamacare allowing him to keep a campaign promise can't really help that al-jazeera washington eric levitz is a associate editor at new york magazine's daily intelligence or he explains what
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this means for the republicans yeah i mean it's really fascinating what is going on with are looking party right now so they took power in the first thing that republicans did was try to pass a health care bill that would have hurt a wide swath of the country but pacifically would have been really poor elderly people in rural areas because of the nature of the way that it made its health care cuts so a key part of the republican base now with this bill actually a lot of provisions that eliminate deductions that are used i believe by upper middle class people which is another significant part of the republican base so the republicans in both these bills are really putting their donor classes interests above everything else and i think the theory for trump is that you know you can sort of let the masses in caprona these culture work grievances of the n.f.l. about undocumented immigrants that you can feed them the sort of rhetoric and that
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will kind of satisfy them cambodia supreme court has dissolved the main opposition party giving prime minister whose hands were ruling party a clear run in next year's election the government says the cambodian national rescue party was plotting to take charge with help from the united states robin pride reports home. the decision came off to a day of deliberations held a 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 its vice president. we look at. this. message to the international community yet mr junta is. with me in our prime minister hun sen has accused his
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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 to. him and 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 each time continue and do exist and. if we can do it. well inside and outside.
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the. vibrant with this court's decision prime minister who removes in one stroke his biggest obstacle in next year's election he will still face the opposition but they will likely be from smaller parties unable to war going to themselves in time to unseat him and his premiership that is lasted for three decades to continue rob mcbride al-jazeera. congress has been urged to require chinese journalists register as foreign agents a commission set up by congress has released a report accusing beijing of spying and spreading propaganda for which news agencies overseas it says chinese state media has rapidly expanded a broad which is part of the government's efforts to extort greater control over its global image as well as to gather information china says the report is false
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allegations have been made against hollywood actor kevin spacey they are linked to when he was the artistic director at britain's old vic theatre the old vic has received twenty claims of inappropriate behavior by spacing between one thousand nine hundred five and two thousand and thirteen and his statement the theater apologized for not creating an environment or culture or people felt able to speak freely last christmas impressive buildings in the world or in the world are being showcased in berlin the role architecture festival brings together more than twenty five hundred leading architects with hundreds of innovative projects on display their faces compete alongside some of the most respected names in the field with the overall winner set to be announced friday charlie rangel reports on what's guiding their designs. from re housing earthquake survivors to educating a community architecture has the power to transform lives here at the world architecture festival in berlin it's clear the desire for social equality is
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implementing design decisions seen here in design more as presentation of shelter on the edge a reimagining of a refugee camp for syrians fleeing conflict made of wood is designed to be built by its inhabitants and can grow like a community to somebody it's like a bus and consult with a basic human need what you need especially the floor plan it's it's a very small twin it's like you know it's a bit more. flexible and it's affordable each building tells a story the palestinian museum in the occupied west bank has already won an award for its clean lines and cascade of terraces which represent the diversity of cultures there's also the affordable student housing in copenhagen using shipping containers and otherwise on usable space to create floating apartments i think what we're trying to do is architects is to build the future way of living working.
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we feel that a lot of places in cities today were actually designed for how life was lived one hundred years ago this building in central violin was sort of for the housing category but it's actually multi-functional it's got offices on the top restaurant and shops it generates its own electricity with solar panels on the roof and a geothermal system supplies it with heating and air conditioning in a recent survey architects said that climate change and energy would be the most important issues influencing their profession over the next ten years the festival is an opportunity for architects to question and learn from each other and be judged by a panel of their peers a unique opportunity to the organizers so many different architecture something different from the world approach. the sign challenge is putting completely different way because of how to live it fielding for this the one who was fascinating is the pair of them strong how different designs of what is best for
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the same problem come up with amazingly enough with it is and. on the uses of those architecture can define the way we live our lives even lift the human spirit just like this when installation in london smile. but. still add on al-jazeera and sport roger federer aims to maintain his perfect started tennis season ending event and run.
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time for sport with andy. thank you very much well after eight hundred seventy two qualifying matches the lineup for next year's world cup in russia is finally complete peru securing the final spots it's the first time they've made the final. south americans. you know in the playoff when the promise of the country to declare a national holiday. mariana sanchez was in the thick of things in. these thousands come to the center of. this to celebrate this story between.
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ninety. four. the world cup. people were waiting for this day for many many years. and a world cup. very happy to. hear. the world cup. well let's have a look at the countries that will be at those finals from an asian region you have japan and south korea. who are into their fourth straight world cup even further west iran and saudi arabia with the other two teams to qualify. of course didn't
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have to go through. qualification from europe defending champions germany puts their tickets alongside big list coming up have belgium france european champions portugal sweden croatia switzerland denmark iceland serbia england poland and spain africa egypt are making a return for the first time since nine hundred ninety that joined by morocco nigeria senegal and tunisia mexico of costa rica and panama advance from north and central america the usa didn't make it and from south america brazil europe quite argentina colombia and peru will all be in russia or no south american teams won the world cup in europe since brazil took the title in sweden back in one thousand nine hundred fifty eight i spoke to the football writer about the continent's chances in russia next year if there is one team that can do it as a team that won it in one thousand. as far as this region is concerned is head and
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shoulders above the rest and you can start saying that they are one of the three teams alongside germany and spain that are the heavy favorite to be able to look at the trophy once again to meet that is probably those three are by going to be the ones that reach out but if you ask me about south america or the americas in general it starts and ends with brazil argentina might come and that all depends on how holy and his team are able to get things together but i'm not sure about that to me brazil essential about the us twenty twenty two world cup housecats or say saudi arabia the united arab emirates and bahrain have withdrawn from next month's gulf cup which is due to be held in council the country is the subject of a blockade from the three countries amid a ongoing political crisis eight teams normally take part in the events and cats are said they may still stage a small scale torrents. roger federer has maintained his one hundred percent record at the season ending a.t.p. finals in london the six time champion that's come from the set downs beamer and
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chile which is his third straight win the next in the last four they are the dominant team all have a girlfriend they play on friday. and the world anti-doping agency says russia is still not complying with its code olympic bosses will decide in december if russia can compete at next year's winter games allegations of state sponsored doping or made in an independent report commissioned by the anti doping body last year russian authorities reject the claims the even agreed a road map for compliance four of the russian known to dropping agency has been fulfilled in many ways but there are still two issues which remain unfulfilled and on that basis. the. situation of compliance was renewed the rosado is still noncompliant well our moscow correspondent roy challen says time is running out for russia's olympic hopefuls basically what we have
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though is a position where russia has athletes are now in a bind they're in a very unfortunate situation. wider is saying that they will not declare restart a compliance until russia says that yes deeds partake in a state sponsored doping operation russia at the moment is completely are not willing to do that so there is a deadlock and yes this is casting a shadow over russian sports as you said we have a decision next month from the i.o.c. and the paralympic committee about whether russian athletes will be allowed to partake in the winter olympics next year it's i.o.c. decision not water decision but what water has recommended or decided will filter into that so we could be in a position next year when russian athletes are not competing justin rose has made a big move in the race to finish as the season's top player on the european so he's
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just one shot off the lead at the final events of the year in dubai second in the european rankings needs a top five finish to have a chance of overhauling fellow englishman tommy fleetwood he's on six hundred par with reid leading the way on seven under plate would need to equal better at rose's finishing position to ensure he remains as europe's leading man not enough of this from him he's struggling on one over par. conscious to have wonder made on the weekends the last two times but that's not really a recipe that you want to continue to follow because it's very hard to come back and win from those towards margins back so i was very cognizant today of going after a strong start if i finish level power in the park it fell yet decent day really after a really bad start got it back in and you can still move forward so it's one shot feels a lot. but you never know after heart starts much recently good and see where i'm
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