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this is al-jazeera. oh i'm so tiresome this is the news hour live from london coming up. involve ways president robert mugabe makes his first public appearance since being put under house arrest the pressure mounts on him to step aside. listen can hear deny firing on opposition supporters as a rival or a dick gets returned to nairobi descends into chaos the grim aftermath of the battle for morale when i saw linked fighters and the philippine government are accused of war crimes and as outraged as the u.s. lives restrictions on importing elephant trophies from zimbabwe and zambia conservationists say the deficient puts the animals at risk. in sports a reason for brazil and club shop a koan say to celebrate a year on from
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a losing most of the team in a plane crash the club gets to win it needs to stay in brazil's top division. zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has made his first public appearance since he was put under house arrest by the military on wednesday pressure is mounting on the ninety three year old to step aside with his closest allies now turning against him and his own party calling for him to resign. reports from the capital harare. calls for president robert mugabe to step down are growing louder he was seen for the first time in public on friday days after the army seized control and confined him to private residence in harare the people who helped him stay in power for nearly forty years the war veterans have called for an anti mugabe rally on saturday because of this who did it would be an economic management in the plunder
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you. would. use wave would become in prison reform if you didn't. it's a problem people. don't want to be responsible for. but what you assume is listen to their message when we want to. organize the money movement the war veterans are important in the country's power structure this is a leader and his wife grace have gone to the firing of former vice president. and his supporters and get them there making it clear grace and affection called g forty in the rulings on it or never be in power the first lady was at the graduation ceremony will be kept thousands of graduates if the plan is to carefully manage president it's a. transition of power in the process. has led zimbabwe since one thousand nine
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hundred eighty people are still stunned the army stepped in. right now just to make sure that. we could live in concert you know. when the president mugabe. step down in a dignified way for him to step down much. away that he's not destructive the way that he is not because of the. southern african leaders plan to hold an emergency summit on zimbabwe for now one thing is clear the ninety three year old mugabe is losing friends the war veterans who put him in power are now the ones who want to gone. along skimmer is as a broadcaster based here in the u.k. his support is dwindling fast and he could face an impingement vote if he refuses to step down. i think i'm got pillars of support are dwindling as there's been
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pointed out by by many people this military coup has actually been more peaceful than elections in zimbabwe so this basically is generating the euphoria that you are seeing there is a lot of nervous excitement people are warming up to the army they're looking at them as heroes we've seen one as president in karma. doing mugabe to step down i think mugabe is lost in all of this he's fully aware that the army needs him. or the successor so he's holding onto this card we were told the negotiations were centering around him being given safe passage and immunity but i think the latest as you can see from the reports is that he's insisting on finishing his term in office so i think those strategizing this military coup in a sense are now looking at the party route trying to have him removed as leader of
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zanu p.f. and this talk that they might actually have him impeached as early as tuesday so basically it's a mexican standoff it's a matter of who blinks first but i our sources are telling us the generals are not backing down and if refuses a graceful exit they will obviously humiliate him through an impeachment process and we all know people in the opposition and even within zanu p.f. are fed up of mugabe so there would be a lot of support for any process in parliament. amnesty international first three people are being killed in kenya when police clashed with supporters of opposition leader. at least use tear gas and water cannon to break up large crowds cheering reading of convoy from the airport to central nairobi he returned from a ten day trip to the united states on monday the supreme court will rule on
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challenges to president arroyo reckon yachters controversial election victory last month for me to miller has more from nairobi. this is not the first time police have responded to large crowds of protesters with what rights groups are calling excessive force now amnesty international says police should stop using lethal force against opposition supporters today thousands of those supporters had gathered to listen to an address from a leader raila odinga on his return to the country after a visit abroad ending in these running battles with police the supporters of tried to make their way to the city center anticipating that address from the opposition leader was able to briefly address his supporters on the road after they were blocked from moving to the center of nairobi police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse them now amnesty international says police used excessive force
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including live ammunition to disperse that large crowd four people have been at miti to hospital with gunshot wounds after the confrontation between these are opposition supporters and police police say they didn't use a live ammunition and that five people were killed after they were caught looting and according to police was stoned to death earlier in the day opposition supporters hadleigh tires and main roads and throwing stones at least so far various rights groups have said that between sixty and seventy people have been killed in protests that began. before august presidential election and continued through to the rerun held last month these protests taking place mostly in areas in the capital or in the west of the country with the opposition has a lot of support. japan has tabled a motion at the united nations to try to extend the investigation into the use of
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chemical weapons in syria it follows last night's veto by russia of a similar resolution before the u.n. security council our diplomatic editor james praise is at the u.n. headquarters in new york james any sense that there are any closer to agreeing to the japanese resolution. well it all depends on the position of russia we had to vote in the last twenty four hours which both failed one on a us draft or a resolution one of the russian draft for a resolution russia used its veto against the us draft the u.n. trying to pick up the pieces in the last few hours because if they don't come up with something that passes something they agree to then the whole of the inspection effort the joint investigation mechanism which is first supposed to work out who is responsible for chemical weapons attacks in syria collapses that's why they say this is important not just for syria but for the whole effort around the world to
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deal with weapons of mass destruction in recent years the world had come to the view that chemical weapons were things that were outlawed there would be. a great deal of action taken against any anyone that uses them but that of course all of that is now open to question if chemical weapons have been used in syria and no action is taken against people so a last compromise resolution from the japanese this doesn't solve the problem for good it just extends the current mechanism for another for another thirty days that vote the last chance i think takes place in just over two hours time in the security council many thanks james bringing us the latest from the u.n. . and in syria a car bomb has killed twenty civilians and injured thirty more and there as a province the attack targeting people at
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a camp for internally displaced in the province is northern countryside many of the casualties were women and children it's reported i think is behind the bombing. and at least eighteen people have been killed there are strikes and shelling in eastern guta is the third consecutive day of attacks on the area which is part of a deescalation zone deal. agreed on by turkey russia and iran officials have canceled friday prayers to protect civilians in the area. iraq forces say they've retaken the last major eisel held town in the country troops faced little resistance when they moved into our on friday iraq's prime minister said the operation was carried out in record time iran has more from baghdad. iraq has joined operations command have announced that the iraqi flag is now flying in the center of the city has been liberated now this was an operation that began in the early hours of friday morning but the preparation had actually been taking place
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since the eleventh of november when the operation to take the last remaining strongholds of eisel began the joint operations command were very concerned about civilian casualties and they actually told out there that we are waiting for the right moment to go in to try and keep civilian casualties to a minimum it is the end of as a caliphate as a state in iraq so we will be expecting probably the body to make a statement we don't know when that statement is going to be but he does face a challenge this might be the end of eisel as a state within iraq as i say but the root causes of the the rise of the group still remain the still a lot of anger. particularly to the led government here and so those are things that the body needs to address but this is actually being seen as a significant victory for the iraqi forces that flag flying in the middle of is very significant still.
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during the five month battle for the city of. more than a thousand people have been killed and five hundred thousand. in the fighting. it is the first detailed human rights investigation into the five month long conflict in the southern city of matter we it killed more than a thousand people and displaced hundreds of thousands of civilians amnesty
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international sent to team to land a province in the southern philippines to interview around fifty survivors and witnesses what they heard were stories of widespread abuse on both sides some of which amount to war crimes the amnesty report says members of a local group called them out they targeted christians the attacks were often brutal some people were shot at point blank range while others had their throats slit the philippine military also stands accused in the report it details accounts of civilians who say they were tortured by members of the marines after their escape from out of fighters some say they were held tied beaten and accused of fighting against the government the ago is one of the civilians from what are we who survived his story told to al-jazeera backs up the amnesty report but the mouth they beat us with their weapons and they made us wear black and told us to go
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outside and forced us to steal food some of the women were raped when we managed to escape the military detained us for days we were tired and beaten up they accused us of being the fighters and this international also says the damage to the city is worth further investigation the group calls it unprecedented and questions whether the use of military operations was consistent to proportionality under international law. we're guided by the rules of conflict which provides for the city and proportionality in the use of force the war in we is the longest battle that philippine military has fought since world war two to fighters to control of several parts of the city in me and held more than two thousand people hostage them out to made no secret of their brutality it is highlighted in their propaganda but many here believe the philippine military
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should be held to a higher standard the air is a protector of the people in this they are the ones who are bestowed with that fired up to be the protector of the people and the state and that's why we hold them to account because there eventually they are the military has been undergoing reforms for several years now the operation is being seen as a test as to whether lessons and human rights have been institutionalized accusations of human rights abuses committed by the state have been the cause of the grievances by so many muslim communities which in turn are being exploited by radical armed groups here many believe these grievances need to be resolved soon before the again push more people to take up weapons against the government jim duggan al jazeera manila the red cross is warning that one million yemenis are a risk of a renewed cholera outbreak because of saudi arabia's blockade of the country. the cities of her data and thais have run out of clean water because of
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a lack of fuel the country has already seen nine hundred thousand cholera cases in the past six months saudi arabia cut off access to yemen by land sea and air almost two weeks ago the rebels launched a missile targeting the sound. well the small african state of djibouti is now home to more than forty thousand people who fled the war in yemen while they were originally housed in a refugee camp many have moved to the capital to earn a living and as mohammed there reports their presence is bringing big changes to the city. old school tom into a training center in the heart of djibouti 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 at given papers and allowed to work. abdurrahman ali came here from the city of missile destroyed
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his house he now owns the testament. we have been accorded outmost respect and dignity and. we thank the government and the leadership of that would. change it sort of a lot of figures from. the unfortunate to walk and i mean living government officials. to see that if you give them the bottom. line is that. the money for themselves and for their home. is one of the world's poorest countries with few not to notice sources the country has seen large foreign investment in recent years because of its strategic location but it still struggles with extreme poverty head of a lot of whom. there is little else we could do for them so to make our province just as welcome we allow them the right to work our president is
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a staunch supporter of the yemeni refugee community. more yemenis that i've businesses owned and run by them are becoming more visible in djibouti they are safe here and have a new start from the horizontal rule yet they continue to follow closely events back home. the problem with yemen is the are militias there for hire and cause massive destruction at will. the influx of yemenis is changing djibouti even the locals that they have reinvigorated the city. for the refugees. and who knows if they will ever be able to go back home to mohammed all the while just djibouti. catalyst for a minister says his government remains committed to a solution to end the saudi led blockade in order to help the regional fight against terrorism shaikh mohammad bin abdul rahman al phony says cattle has full u.s. support for ending the blockade regarding the support which we are getting from your
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isis in order to put an end for this we are getting get across across the border from the front from the president and the delegate to the people the secretary of state or the secretary of defense continues the embargo is continuing yes because of the behavior of the saudis and the and the way in the blockade in qatar and in taking illegal actions against again to start out by blocking the only land border by separating families and by also undermining and creating until but again the campaign now has remained committed for a solution because we believe that we have a bigger threat in the region and we are what is the threat which is terrorism an inquiry into abuse at youth prisons in australia's northern territory has called for the closure of one of the detention centers and found what it described as shocking and systemic failures which were ignored by top officials over many years
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most of the inmates were aboriginal and your thomas reports. these are the shocking videos which sparked an inquiry into what was happening to children imprisoned in australia in one a boys strapped to a chair and put it another video shows a boy being picked up by a guard and thrown into his room much of the abuse happened here at the don dale prison for young offenders near darwin well over ninety percent of people detained here and elsewhere in the northern territory over recent years have been aboriginal earlier this year boys living in the territory told al-jazeera that among them the abuse was well known you know treated us differently. you like they've done their corner stuff and i've seen it with minorities and grew up you know your boys are going in and out of there it's like you know you know so good on friday after an investigation which is lasted more than a year members of a royal commission inquiry released their report and recommendations they said
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they'd found shocking and systemic failures over many years which were well known and ignored at the highest levels the northern territory's chief minister said the failings were a stain on the northern territory's reputation we have been breaking our kids not building them up that has become increasingly evident through the royal commission hearings the report recommends the immediate closure of the don dale prison it says children under fourteen should only be detained for the most serious of crimes tear gas force and restraint should never be used on children and video cameras should be worn by guards to monitor their behavior but some worry the recommendations won't be enacted and don't go far enough saying so many inquiries make great recommendations then and nothing happened you know youth detention isn't working for these young people and we do need a paradigm shift the northern territory's government says it broadly supports the
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reforms proposed in the report australia's prime minister. there are implications for how all australian states deal with the link with children this is a report into the abuse of children but in truth given that the vast majority of those in the northern territory in prisons are aboriginal this is also a report into the abuse of indigenous australians that makes its findings particularly sensitive australia has a dark history of abuse towards a so-called first australians under thomas al-jazeera. a large group of revenge refugees is on the move again trying to escape a military crackdown in ma'am hundreds are stuck in what's known as no man's land between miami and bangladesh this footage filmed in bangladesh shows refugees trying to get to cox's bazaar more than six hundred thousand were hand to have crossed the border since august. has more from cox is bizarre. hundreds of raw
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india refugees crossed into. no man's land between caulks bugs are dying of that shun me on my now most of them are stranded in the paddy field behind me the hilltop you know saying is me on my blog are in between is the this has been one of the new points a lot of the rowing refuge of the crossing into buying of that just last week and friday about six thousand refugees crossed into buying without using makeshift raft and fishing boat so the influx was really not stopped people are still coming in mainline there was a lot of diplomatic activities overseas as well as in buying of that the foreign minister of sweden japan and germany are scheduled to visit buying of that within this week on november nineteenth chinese foreign minister is also scheduled to visit this coming week to me on my end bangladesh between all the diplomatic jargon that it really hasn't been a solution about that report creation all of that going to refugee is the army chief yes the day of the myanmar army of yes but this aid that it is up to the citizens of myanmar to decide how many they're going to get refugees will be taken
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on not casting doubt about the whole policy wig back to the foreign secretary of myanmar animating and. india say that are for condition has to be met before anybody is taken back the home secretary of myanmar said that he doubts that they will be taking all six hundred thousand refugees who have crossed into buying or the reason days into myanmar sudan has deployed carmen the chief says. the flow of migrants making their way to europe and the schools control the state with human rights saying they're the same that committed war crimes. he pulls from rules incident. days of walking and crossing unmarked borders have brought these eritrean migrants to sudan for many including end of the percentage it's not their final destination. or. i want to be educated so i was three until i
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get help or advice then i'll be able to go further this further means going beyond sudan's borders with help from smugglers but getting out is often much harder than getting into sudan because of a deal known as the khartoum process the sudanese government along with other african countries dealing with the migrant crisis struck a deal with a rypien union to keep them out as a result security in africa has been tightened sudan has deployed its paramilitary troops to curb the flow of migrants along its northern and western borders but because these forces are the same ones that were used to fight for both in darfur and other conflict areas in the country using them to stop human smugglers and traffickers comes with a lot of controversy the rabid support forces as the paramilitary group is called was officially formed four years ago created from sudan's national intelligence forces in there for the general weed as they were known by rebel forces were accused of brutality and violating human rights for their role in the darfur
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conflict human rights groups accuse the group of work crimes but the head of the forces say they fight crimes not commit them but. we combat all kinds of crime was we are special forces just like any other force in the country which is easiest method to fight crimes and the border with libya is open and there are problems there so off orses patrol there the ease being criticized by rights groups for supporting sudan in anti migration efforts and for providing two hundred fifty million dollars which critics say helps force migrants into detention centers some analysts say the government using the rapid support forces for the mission was deliberate. the government was to send an international basij these forces joined just fighting rebellions because they fought off rebels the government wants to. give the group a national role to show you they serve in the interest of the whole country they were created as a fighting force forces that may be too tough to face with migrants who dream of
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getting out of africa any way they can even morgan al-jazeera northern sudan. say whether it's on the news hour still to come. out america's possible withdrawal from nafta could help with mexico's kong growing heritage the high tech solution to the problem of war shortages in the world highest mountain region on international football and north america is set for a huge overhaul. hello the rain in greece hasn't disappeared but the intensity of all these showers is slowly dropping this is been working around for about two days drifting slowly eastwards that's what the satellite did see they have put it out on top of the overnight the rain has spread both west and east which means the center of the
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circulation has become a lot more dispersed now and this is the picture for saturday raining that's the less so but not entirely away from greece rather less so in southern italy to rest of europe is looking cloudy in places cold still a rainbow running through the low countries and starting or less at london but the ending south of that and it's a northerly breeze but not particularly cold particular if you stand in the sunshine now there is of course enough cold here that if you want to produce some snow in chairs over the alps that certainly happened otherwise the area of weather which might be cold enough for snow is really on the edge of you have takes you up through into moscow or maybe to sweden so this circulation then it's slowly weakening disappearing eastwards are a few showers around like inside in the gulf so for libya maybe touching the across the island of crete by the time we get to sunday it's still breezy but there are far far fewer sharon's.
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what began as a small extremist group in africa's most populous country we didn't get that back to from the government to just shoot him soon turned into a battle front for the nigerian government. tried out yet why. the tourists for abducting more than two hundred schoolgirls the killing of displacement of thousands of people al-jazeera investigates the origins and bloody rise of local iraq at this time on al-jazeera. the story that had the greatest impact on me would probably be the. miners died and we were there were no very few television. on that. produces some of that story to the story and. tonight i want to viewer in malaysia like al-jazeera english because the news is
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not censored and you didn't miss any of the news and you can watch it on like. welcome back reminder of the top stories here and i'll just zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has made his first public appearance since he was put on the house arrest by the military when say eternity university graduation service in harare at least five people are reported dead in kenya after police clashed with supporters of opposition leader rather adding a piece deny that they use live ammunition. and this international says both i saw and the philippines government are guilty of war crimes in the five month battle
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for the city of moore always. the u.n. climate talks in bonn conclude in a few hours' time with delegates claiming progress in reaching key targets for implementing the twenty fifty paris climate meant the accord was signed by nearly two hundred countries in twenty fifty to curb carbon emissions and limit global warming to two degrees celsius it's officially goes into effect in twenty twenty and the joins me now live from boeing the certain delegates claiming some progress but has anything really been achieved. well we're actually right now very familiar holding pattern to me climate so you think everything's going very smoothly it's all going to get dealt with and then suddenly. she gets thrown into the mix and everything is delayed which is where we're at right now and the. nine point five which is the future of the adoption fund basically that's all about finance who gets paid what when and how getting that into the paris agreement and when it's
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going to be negotiated is causing all sorts of problems his that's what the thrashing out right now we could go on not to make that happen but there has been good progress on fleshing out the so-called rulebook of the power scream and also this challenge which sets up a platform for nations to increase the ambitions of cutting carbon emissions let me bring in jenny he's from the pacific island climate action network from fiji. what do you make of what's going. to be there was going very well was there then suddenly this is happening and finance is a big issue very important issue to developing nations like yours indeed very important issue and i think developing nations are going to fight as hard as they can for it at the moment they're talking about the adaptation fund then the talking about. developing developed countries providing information for how they're going to fund the hundred billion and it's so important for us because verity filling in
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fact spec home and we're already feeling in fact spare a problem that we didn't write and that's that's what this is about isn't it because if you want to have money to click. some would say it's actually just to pay for the damage because one of the things which yes there is and it's lost enormous finance that we really truly crucially because lost in them it is already being felt in the pacific there category five. sea level rise. we have villages that have been really. students going to school in tents it's. it's not easy for us living at home and adapting to climate change. that's been caused by those who don't feel it as much as looking for a home to come here and told that story or. story that must be so far removed from the streets of the city well. indeed and we think it's important to tell that story
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so we can put a human face on this issue because a lot of the times we're only talking about numbers and it's important to show exactly who we are fighting for and what we're fighting for it's for us it's about survival and for us it's it's it's it's a reality live we live with every day but we're also leading by example so the story of the pacific isn't just a story of impacts it's a story of resilience took a lot of us one hundred percent renewable cook islands and to follow a promise to go hundred percent by twenty twenty fiji is still a villages commercials has a very ambitious and he sees so and fiji's the president of this cup and so we're not just talking we're taking action and we hope developed countries will follow and given and given the message see you through two hundred. people you spoke to do you think could not speak to this call to push the parents agreements will have to make a difference you. know it's enough isn't being done we need developed countries and
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major polluters to move away from fossil fuels they need to keep fossil fuels in the ground and move to a safe and just transition to renewable energy their fossil fuels is our loss and damage and it's so important that we create some bishan and that we increase mitigation to ensure the survival of the pacific origin we will leave it there thanks very much indeed for sharing your story important story. thanks very much indeed so there you have it you get a real picture of the difference between the view of the rich nations who would rather not talk about this issue of finance and the need for the developing nations of poor nations to have money injected into the system to a try. to this new world of climate change that's nick clarke speaking to us from life from the climate change conference a water sources are drying up in many parts of the himalayas forcing many communities who've lived there for generations to move away is being blamed on a mix of deforestation climate change and the lack of water conservation but new technology is in immigration on now helping make the soil for tile again severe
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distress to travel to nepal's remote summer chop district. these fields in the village of data around one hundred kilometers from katmandu were barren until eighteen months ago even though the single sure river flowed just meters away villagers had no way to access the water that's when so they should mandate he came to their aid he installed an irrigation system. when i first came here the store was so dry and crumbly that the only thing the locals could grow was two crops of maize bunder is a technician for a project run by no parts department of irrigation the department has been trying to find a way to irrigate more than four hundred thousand hectares of land in dhaka bhandari and his team built these tanks to store water from the river below but there were more problems to tackle this village didn't have electricity till three months ago and this massive solar panels were installed and these panels can be maneuvered
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towards the direction of the sun and the direct current that it creates pumps the water to the tank there are pipes that connect the water from the tank to the village and gravity does the rest of the work it's hoped this technology can provide a solution to a growing problem the drying up of water sources across the himalayan belt even those scientists are wary of agitating this phenomena to climate change entire villages in the pile are in danger of being forced to migrate three portion and never. will eighty three percent of our land is in the hills and in the mountains most of the areas are not yet electrified we now know we can use solar energy to tap water there is a river nearby we have no problem but in areas where springs are drying up because of climate change we can start storing water during the rainy season whenever there is a deficiency we can lift up the water. the technology does not come cheap each sector
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costs around five thousand dollars to irrigate but it's a one time investment and farmers like. i have seen their lives change in a very short time eighteen months ago margie says she was forced to work as a daily wage laborer now she has enough vegetables to sell and greenery around the village that has not gone unnoticed it's been a fresh houses they are damaged happy stripped in the power hunters from a night of states can now legally bring home the remains of elephants from zimbabwe and zambia provided they were killed on official hunts the jumper ministrations new rules reverse a ban brought in under barack obama as on the gallagher reports conservationists are not happy. over the last decade the illegal trade in ivory has more than doubled and the african elephant is paid dearly conservationists estimate around five thousand a year killed in african elephants remain in the u.s.
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is endangered species list the restrictions on importing elephant trophies from legal hunts in zimbabwe and zambia have been lifted the u.s. 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 department 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 a 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
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allows a baggage carousel to be filled with elephant feet and heads from corrupt zimbabwe he will fashion himself after its president robert mugabe who slaughters all in his path critics say allowing ivory coast feeds into the u.s. legally undermines hard fought campaigns to stop the trade pains previously spearheaded by the united states and gallacher al-jazeera. and joining us now from paris is dane waters president and founder of the conservation organization the elephant project thanks very much for joining us on al-jazeera this decision has created a storm on social media but as we just heard there is still a very pro hand hunting say that it's only that the hunting puts money back into conservation and keeps the numbers of these animals at the right level what's your response to that. well first of all it's the most outrageous decision been has been made by the trump administration the reality is that the amount of revenue that is
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generated from these hunt is miniscule to the amount of money that these countries could generate by adopting what we call a humane economy where ela live elephant is of greater economic value to the country than a dead one i mean it's been proven time and time again that a live elephant is seventy six times more beneficial economically to a country than a dead elephant so what's happening is this is just an opportunity for these very wealthy hunters that supported the trump trump presidency to basically get a payback because there's no benefit to the elephants and there's no benefit to the people in those communities and it's one of those just needs to be overturned really does how much of a backward step is it to put an image of hunting it seemed to be with the ivory bans and really people moving towards banning this kind of behavior and not thinking x.x.l. sibel to hunt these amazing animals how much does this make a difference to the success of campaign well it's a it's a serious issue because as yours just said i mean people have been taught and told
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that you must protect an elephant at all costs so if the united states is now allowing and saying hey it's ok to hunt these endangered species that sends a message not only in our country but in zambia and zimbabwe that hope it's ok if the american public thinks it's a good thing to do that it must be a good thing to do and so i think it's a tremendous step backwards into all the wonderful work that has been done by the conservation elephant protection groups out there how afraid she would be about the elephant is on the endangered species the african elephant how how much of a worry is that how do the statistics and the numbers. well i mean two thousand and fifteen was the first first year that the number of elephants killed out there were higher than the number of elephants that were born and so that disparity continues to happen there is a rapid reduction in the number of elephants that are still living and what's happening what a lot of people don't think about is that in these hunts if they go after the bull elephants and the bull elephants typically have more ivory this is a greater impact to elephant hers than anything else you could have you know three
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thousand female elephants but if you destroyed and killed all the male elephants they can't procreate which is why you're seeing a drastic decline in the number of elephants that are being born they want to thank very much for joining us announce their banquet to get your thoughts. negotiators from the u.s. mexico and canada are in mexico city to discuss the north american free trade agreement and this fifth round of talks one of the big issues on the table is corn is mexico's top agricultural import from the u.s. but some say american varieties are damaging mexico's rich corn heritage julie galliano has more from just outside mexico city. corn is as much a part of the story of mexico as yes ticks and the arrival of the spanish conquistadores first developed here thousands of years ago small scale farmers like i rely on it to make a living but also view it as
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a connection to their nation's past. these kernel still the story of mexico its life its development its culture its ideology and freedom loosen them would be losing a right denting. while maize was born in the fields of mexico a new floor is worried that the market for his harvest is disappearing. younger mexicans are less interested in consuming traditional varieties of mexican corn and new generations of farmers are less interested in planting them opting for simpler more profitable varieties instead but our north shore is convinced that with government support to small scale farmers like himself mexicans will claim their national property and remove the need to import any from abroad it's difficult to overstate just how important this crop is to mexican life and identity not just from a practical standpoint as a basic food staple but also culturally speaking and that's why an increasing number of people here feel the need to defend its survival from what they say are
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growing threats. and chief among those threats is the gradual disappearance of several varieties of traditional maize something this activist says is already happening at an alarming rate. these are specialized watches of coal over thousands of years. on history. have nothing to do with what's grown in the u.s. or elsewhere in the world the possible break up of the north american free trade agreement or nafta may in fact represent the best hope for the future of mexican corn. us president donald trump has long accused mexico of getting the best out of the deal but cheap u.s. corn imports are seeing here as doing lasting damage if the imposition of. targets or obstacles by the u.s. side. then mexico has choices to also
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put on the table so long issues that will affect the free flow of grains from the u.s. into mexico joint statement as mexico braces for another round of tough negotiations over nafta or no fool is hoping that what emerges will place higher value on the country's national crop and ensure it has a profitable future as well as a rich history galiano al-jazeera mexico city. still to come this. visit to washington is a new bible museum. on the fast jets that winter olympic organizers hope will speed up ticket sales about since the end of. the hand. business updates brought to you by qatar airways going places to get the.
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you mean it just museum opens in washington d.c. on saturday the people behind the museum of the bible say the a mr encourage of all faiths and beliefs to engage with one of the cable of civilization how that happens is open to interpretation she had to translate reports. the half a billion dollars for the imposing museum of the bible was provided by stephen green a hardline christian fundamentalist he successfully challenged a provision of obamacare that required employers to offer birth control to their employees as part of their health insurance despite green's religious views though those at the museum's launch were adamant we are respectful and invite them all we
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do not choose one tradition over another opinion is divided as to whether that is the case the curators argued that they were able to dilute their benefactors initial wish only to evangelize his christian beliefs and to be more inclusive of catholicism and judaism for example there are still omissions though here in the impact of the bible in the world gallery their addresses adorned with crosses but there's no mention of the bible's relationship with other religions like islam for example eventually we were able to find mention of the biblical connection between the two faiths and this is this is it it's the smallest of two because scholars say this fits the museum's may narrative the bible is almost identical in their mind essentially american protestantism so as they look at the history of the bible they look at it as judaism first then catholicism and now with
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sort of no recognition that there were other things the bible was doing with that there is anything after product it's not as if the museum is just a few blocks away on washington d.c.'s national mall also. to have singular narratives the smithsonian's museums here deliver a message of american exceptionalism and manifest destiny even the recently opened mash museum of african-american history designed to fill in some of the more glaring gaps in the smithsonian's narrative has been accused of black triumphalism presenting the black experience in the us as a constant march forward to contemporary emancipation the influence of corporations and billionaires on these narratives is also evident most notoriously at the natural history museum where a gallery on human development that happens to be sponsored by a fossil fuel billionaire suggests climate change is simply an opportunity for humans to evolve and improve so the museum of the bible provides just one more
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lavishly presented narrative among washington d.c. is renowned museums to be interpreted critically and not necessarily literally she able to see washington. let's get all the latest sports news with. thank you so much say well international football in north and central america is set for a major overhaul of the region's governing body kancha caf has announced it will be launching a new nations league tournament next year the usa mexico panama and costa rica are some of the leading countries involved the region is following it europe's lead which laid out its plans for a similar league last month this is what we know so far about the new competition it will include all forty one nations from the region and is in addition to world cup qualifying it will radically reduce the number of friendlies countries can play a range into three divisions with the highest ranked teams in the league topping promotion and relegation like we see in domestic competitions and also be
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a qualifying competition for the gold cup and will be used to see teams in world cup qualifying well earlier we spoke to underwater sure of inside world football he believes the tournament should have a positive impact. you know that ever since countries all over the world realize that they were not friendly matches we're not doing them any good. they've come up with they've tried to come up with some kind of scenario whereby those dates in the calendar came more meaningful and i think although well though the nation you a first nations lee has been someone criticized for being actually say a bit convoluted it's going to take fans in europe quite a long time to get their heads around it but they did have quite a strong did put out quite strong signal to other confederations to say look you can actually get round the problem of friendless and play meaningful games now for
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kaka can you know way it's even more so if some of the smaller nations won't even play more than you know half a dozen matches a year so i guess the concept of leadership don't want this is a great chance for them to to to actually build up the development of the game the problem is that the big big inverted commas because there are many big countries in concacaf but say mexico us costa rica the downside of this tournament is are they really they can really get a benefit more from playing smaller nations in their own confederation than they would have playing friendlies against you know bigger countries from other confederations. peru's footballers have been meeting the president as the country celebrates its world cup qualification this week that same beat new zealand in a play off to take the thirty second on
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a final spot in next year's finals in russia is the first time the south american country has made its football's biggest event since one thousand nine hundred eighty two president kaczynski there declared a national holiday to honor the results. and it's finally been a reason to smile at the brazilian club shop a koan say a year ago the team was involved in a plane crash on a three player survived the accident which killed seventy one people while a completely new team has been put together since the crash on thursday they were celebrating the win that ensured chapeau cohen say would be staying in brazil's top division for another season. and arguably even better news for their goalkeeper jackson foreman here who lost a leg in that accident this week he was back in training at the club his ambition now he says is to one day appear at the olympics. has moved into the semifinals of the season ending a.t.p. finals in london the belgian seventh seed beat dominic team in straight sets to set
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up a semifinal with six time champion roger federer areas you're going to meet trouble facing american jack soccer in saturday's other sam. we try to. do the best in his i can do something different because in the movie beat roger a new found solution against him and we tried something different too because i have nothing to lose. so you're going to be tough because he's playing so woeful moment to you when so many merges in rules so. yeah we do most australia have made the first surprise move of the ashes cricket series selecting a player who last appeared in a test seven years ago thirty two year old working keep it simple in his back for the first test against england starts next week in brisbane the ashes concept state spanked said eighteen eighty two with the smallest trophy in world sport at stake england hold the ashes after winning the twenty fifteen series three pts. i am
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happy with the makeup i think we have a pretty good balance. of the six bed is that are in form at the moment which is really important for us guys are scoring runs and demanding selection england's tommy fleetwood has hit back in the race to finish the year as the leading man in european golf fleet would start first in the rankings going into the season ending tour championship in dubai after a really poor first round he recovered on friday is sixty five of the six under par and it's haifa eleventh his main rival is justin rose he's in a tie for third nice to finish at least second here and hope somebody other than fleetwood wins. yeah much better day to day. stance and practice lights are on last night. at a nice dinner with my fiance me so on and then come out today another good warm up and you know the conditions are perfect and winter olympic organizers in south korea doing all that counts of boost sluggish ticket sales for next year's events
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on friday the torch relay had an aerobatic jet fighter the company. in february some from. its have been sold. looking for now let's get back to sue anyone. here on day the chinese university of hong kong has won the top award at the world architectural festival in germany it took the prize for a post reconstruction project tong province china the region was hit by a twenty fourteen earthquake a prototype house built from. traditional methods to produce. some. very shortly.
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orgon. training starts lightly but the pace picks up quickly as these grannies work out a long lifetime of frustration. at eighty five years old intombi sword what trains as hard as anyone and. i feel so good i feel fresh i punch the side and the side like this and like that i really love this
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a dirty like things like soccer because i will bring these ladies are tough and i take their training very seriously. don't listen to the more confident of the more energetic the female i like. violence and discrimination are all too familiar to many women in india a reality too often reinforced by bollywood. but its leading star is throwing his weight behind the cause. of egypt because of it and using his celebrity to advocate for gender equality. the snake charmers ahmed khan witness at this time on a visitor. zimbabwe's
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president robert mugabe makes his first public.

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