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into fifteen years on and hope to do even better in russia next year with detailed coverage try to imagine that only seven years ago people were living right here farming shrimp now the sea has taken over their land from around the world donald trump is promising a major policy announcement on trade a potential challenge to caracas a missed opportunity abroad. setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. robert mugabe's party in zimbabwe meets to decide the president's future.
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hello again you're without is there a live from doha i'm nothing done it's also coming up palestinian leaders threatening to suspend ties with the u.s. if the government closes the p.l.o. office in washington. lebanon awaits its prime minister's return for an explanation for his sudden resignation mohsin riyadh plus. on world toilet day i robot bride in cambodia a country dealing with a universal problem. but first it looks like it's crunch time for zimbabwe's president as his ruling zanu p.f. party meets to decide his future the big question will he quit or will he be forced out now robert mugabe has been steadily losing. the portraits when say that's when
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the military seize power the army chief was angry over the sacking of the vice president. his longtime ally the influential war veterans are also demanding that mugabe be removed as leader and the youth wing of zanu p.f. is also joined those calls they say the president's support of his wife grace destroyed the government now this follows extraordinary scenes in the capital harare where hundreds of thousands of people marched on saturday celebrating the apparent demise of president robert mugabe let's go live to our correspondent who is in harare and her your outside the headquarters of the ruling party in zimbabwe organs of the party seem to be in agreement that it's the end of president robert mugabe. zanu p.f. central committee is meeting to discuss firing president robert mugabe firing his
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wife grace from the party and removing her as head of the women's league we also will likely reinstate the form of his an innocent man and other who has a lot of hope a lot of support with many zero p. of members but the calls for the president are growing all ten provinces of state they want him out they say he's incapacitated he can't leave this country anymore there's an e.p. if you think just had a press conference at the staying in about an hour ago they also made it their position very very clear. to them now that we've become. clear that she. might. be ready and do you say it's all good you know they're just trying to look the part that. this is gonna give them something. in. thank you ok well. i guess you
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want me to step. in. the privacy interests of the republic zimbabwe so. the elder statesmen that. so. what's going on behind you looks as though it's a done deal insofar as the central committee will agree to remove president mugabe but also tell us about these similar taney as talks that are taking place between the president the military with a catholic priest as the interlocutor. president obama because for this meeting with the army he's the one who quotes that he wants to meet them we're hearing that he it wants to go to south africa to meet president jacob zuma which does suggest that he is perhaps to go shaking is that an exit or maybe he's hoping that the regional body setting coming and help him we do know
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that there are mediation efforts within the southern african countries to try and help players demagoguery have a graceful exit so if the army does a green presumably to go to south africa to meet president jacob zuma been maybe we could see him leaving the country but it's all speculation until someone official goes on record as i suppose from the army and say is that all right harry for now thank you haram a toss a live in harare. now the palestinian authority is threatening to cut off all communication with the u.s. over the trumpet ministrations plan to close the pillows office in washington d.c. diane estabrook has more. the plant closure of the palestinian liberation organization's office in washington prompted shock and a threat from a senior palestinian official to freeze ties with the us this is very unfortunate and accepted and this is the pressure being exerted on this administration from
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government and the time when we are trying to cooperate to achieve the ultimate they think such steps which would undermine the peace process the u.s. state department announced its decision to close the office late last week citing a twenty fifteen law placing conditions on the u.s. mission office those conditions relate to the palestinians pressuring the international criminal court to seek charges against israel over the issue of israeli settlements and crimes against palestinians the move comes as the troubled ministration is trying to broker a peace plan between the palestinians and israelis. president donald trump said such a deal would be a cornerstone of his administration. in september he met with palestinian president mahmoud abbas on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly meeting of world leaders in new york and the last month the president sent his son in law and adviser jared cushion or to the middle east in part to work out a blueprint for a deal the white house says closing the p.l.o.
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office doesn't mean it's cutting off communications with the palestinians and could be viewed as a way to expedite the peace process but a middle east analyst says the trumpet ministration is not bargaining in good faith the u.s. is not an honest broker the u.s. is representing its own interests and they correspond primarily with the right wing of israeli interests the closure isn't a done deal president trump has ninety days to review the decision and could keep the office open if he thinks the palestinians are engaged in meaningful and direct negotiations with the israelis die on estabrook al-jazeera washington by let's go live now to our correspondent malcolm webb who's in west jerusalem for us and malcolm there we saw saeed erekat referring to there being a peace process that might come as a surprise to many and wondering what sort of effect this current dispute will have
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on that process. will trump administration or the president drum himself for the way said since coming to power that he would bring a peace deal to the middle east but he's never elaborated on what kind of deal that would be if it would be a two state solution or otherwise and palestinian officials say the meetings they've had with from the administration officials earlier this year they thought that the u.s. government was aware of what the conducive conditions were conducive for a peace process but they said so far the americans haven't put anything on the table my. any suggestions or proposals formally the u.s. is one of the reasons it may close the pillows office is if the p.l.o. pursues cases against israel at the international criminal court now the p.l.o. says ever since trying to come to power israel has increased the number of illegal settlements that it's building in the occupied territories according to
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international law it's illegal to build settlements in territories which are occupied in most countries recognize israel's settlements are such as illegal although israel denies it so this is one of the things that the p.l.o. wanted to pursue at the international criminal court we spoke to this spoke about this short while ago to shaath who is a presidential advisor to the palestinian president on international affairs let's hear what he had to say we are punished for threatening to go to the court and mr netanyahu is not punished for committing the crimes for which we are going to court which is the settlements on the. land of the west bank and in jerusalem occupied them it is sixty seven so what would you make out of this pressure to do what. all right sir malcolm the decision actually hasn't been made yet how much optimism is there that this spot can be contained.
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we waiting to see you have a meeting on monday u.s. officials in the p.l.o. in d.c. . this is going with things i'm on usually strong responses from the p.l.o. but this is on there an unprecedented amount of pressure from the u.s. administration or hostility as they put it more than has been seen from any u.s. administration in a very long time the u.s. said they've got ninety days to the sides are waiting to see if they're going to follow through on these threats and the palestinian several palestinian officials have been clear that if they do the palestinian authority will see that it is the end of u.s. palestinian relations and they said that that will end the u.s. legitimacy as a broker in the peace process welcome where live from ramallah apologies not from western. that lebanon's prime minister saad hariri has confirmed he'll return to beirut by when say that's independence day for lebanon and then he'll clarify his
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position he hasn't been back to his country since he abruptly resigned in the saudi capital earlier this month well he's now in france which is trying to mediate natascha but live reports from paris. in the latest twist in this political crisis saad hariri arrived at paris's look airport at dawn and headed to his apartment in the french capital it was the first time the lebanese prime minister had been seen in public since his sudden resignation in riyadh two weeks ago later he met the french president emanuel might call at the least a palace and said he would return to beirut. politique with regards to the political situation i will be in beirut in the next few days to take part in the celebration of our independence and i'll express opinions on all subjects once i've made president. hariri was joined by his wife and eldest son but his other two children were left behind in riyadh fueling speculation about why
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that was released the sources said only that it had been the hariri family's personal choice macro invited to really he said not to offer exile but as an act of friendship the fact that some of her riri was keer of the elise is being seen by those in france as something of a diplomatic success for him and call it is the french president's mediation attempts over the past two weeks that have seen hariri finally leave riyadh. this was certainly a diplomatic success for a manual macro at the start of the lebanese crisis no one was very convinced that he'd be able to get results but he succeeded in getting hariri out of saudi arabia and hopefully back to lebanon soon for that it's a personal achievement for macro he's managed to re-insert france into the middle east and diplomatic arena what. many people in lebanon say they're fed up with what they regard as foreign meddling in their affairs if hariri does make it back to
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beirut on wednesday he'll be there is the country celebrates his independence with a public holiday that would be a symbolic moment it would be lost on no one natasha butler al jazeera paris. the arab league is meeting cairo at the request the saudi arabia to talk about iran's an intervention in the region it comes at a time of heightened tension between the two regional rivals smith explains. after more than two and a half years of fighting in yemen saudi arabia's coalition and iranian backed hoofy fighters are at a stalemate while the country is on the verge of famine and cholera is spreading wherever the saudis look in the middle east they see iran yemen isn't the only country where they're facing off and iran always seems to be one step ahead in syria iranian soldiers and hezbollah fighters along with the russians of help shift the civil war in favor of president bashar al assad that's at the expense of the
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anti assad forces riyadh has been supporting the saudis have been accused of allowing thousands of its citizens to fight for myself in syria the iranians have done very world they backed president bashar al assad very solidly in very determinedly from the beginning of that contrasted with the behavior of the u.s. to western governments in terms of their support for the syrian rebels and the iranians have always been very strategic in their are clued and i think the view from riyadh the the outcome of the syrian crisis has definitely been one that has consolidated iran's position in the region in lebanon prime minister saad hariri resigned citing an assassination plot hariri accused iran and lebanon based iranian backed militia has bala of sowing strife irrate was in riyadh when he resigned the saudis say they didn't force in lebanese politicians accuse the saudis of holding her hostage and destabilizing that country. in iraq after its invasion of kuwait in
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nine hundred ninety relations with saudi arabia never recovered while iran has helped the government in baghdad fight eisel but here at least the saudis of trying to improve diplomatic relations in fabry the saudi foreign minister visited baghdad for the first time in twenty seven years and iraqi prime minister hide our body has been to re up twice in the past four months the line is the iranians no control or influence in four arab capitals in in baghdad damascus beirut and most recently in center the yemeni capital again you can exaggerate these things and iran does things deftly and quite intelligent clee but the overall effect is the sense that it is encroaching on areas that were traditionally the. heart of the arab world the saudis can rely on the u.s. supports the crown prince mohammed bin solomon is a new player in middle east politics the iranian leadership in contrast has been
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doing this for decades. to come here and. by protests over inequality and expensive education to this conservative politician is still the favorite to become chile's president again cautious optimism signals have been detected from a missing submarine in argentina. hello there i'm sure we're going to storm is creeping ever closer to vietnam you can see it on the satellite picture is this blob of cloud here but it is disintegrating now there's not a great deal left to it so the winds shouldn't be too much of a problem however the rain could give us an issue with flooding that system then gradually pushes its way northward as we head through the next few days so where it made landfall will be dry up there on monday but the area of rain will work its way
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across the rest of vietnam heading northward elsewhere there will be some sunshine but also some showers and some of the shallows recently have been very very heavy across jobber we have seen some flooding here and there's more wet weather still to come over the next few days over towards australia there's also been a fair amount of flooding here mostly down in the southeast corner but things are changing now and the high pressure is taking control so things a should be fine and settled for most of us as we head through the next few days as just the chance of one or two showers perhaps around the coast of queensland as we head through monday elsewhere the draw i settled and now getting born say for melbourne will be up at twenty nine degrees and adelaide all the way up thirty two for perth so not that whole we'll get to around twenty one degrees but the temperatures will be rising as we head through the next few days so they'll get to thirty degrees again but not till about wednesday.
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short films of hope. and inspiration. a series of short stories that highlight the human triumph against the odds. al-jazeera selects at this time. for a little over the top stories here at al-jazeera the youth wing or zimbabwe is reeling
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zanu p.f. party has demanded the president sat down and that his wife be expelled from the party it says robert mugabe's attempt to have his wife grace succeed him destroyed the government party members a meeting to decide on the president's future. palestine is threaten to suspend all communication with the u.s. over the trumpet ministrations warning that it could close the pillows office in washington. the arab league is holding an extraordinary meeting in cairo at the request of saudi arabia to discuss iran's recent activities in the region iran is being accused of being behind a missile launch from yemen targeting riyadh as well as being behind an oil pipeline explosion in bahrain. voters in chile are heading to the polls to elect a new president the conservative sebastian pinera a businessman who served an earlier term as leader is the favorite but that presidency was plagued by huge protests over inequality and education is
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a latin america editor lucianne human reporting from santiago. he left office four years ago after a fairly lackluster administration yet former president sebastian pinera is the favorite for a second crack at chile's presidency he hasn't taken off the red rubber watch the president barack obama gave him is that a good luck trying now it is. simple and probably. this will make the difference between good times and bad time for all the tea the people. but unlike obama is a conservative and a businessman with even more billionaires than donald trump i don't talk. chile is latin america's most stable economy but after a series of corruption scandals politics seems to have lost its blue. politicians are all in bed together they only care about their own interests and their own well
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being. major structural reforms introduced by socialist president michelle bachelet haven't yet produced benefits the center left chances the political right was very very effective and installing a discourse of the country is going down the drain economic growth is slowing down you're creating uncertainty etc was an actual fact it was the international scenario of slowing growth. the center left is going into the elections deeply divided with four candidates. hundred years a former journalist is vowing to continue battle is reforms in this still socially unequal country the right wing will never implement reforms because they want to maintain the monopoly of a few who then invest their money abroad. in this election all the center left presidential candidates are competing not just against former president yet out of
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it but also against the badly real possibility of. the opposition candidate and that's why the government has been complaining. to convince chileans want to reside there disenchanted with politicians and go out and vote. indeed there's little enthusiasm for an election that many predict will say less about what chileans want than about what they no longer believe in. the sea and human santiago. haiti has really stated its salmi after twenty two years without one that's a controversial move for the caribbean nation which has a history of coups and political instability and the third is a bow reports it comes at a time of increasing public pressure on the president is. to step down. ceremony to begin a day of protests against the government of. the opposition says the
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government is corrupt and he's raising taxes to hurt the poor majority. the president raised the price of gasoline and passed a criminal with nothing in it for the people this is not what he promised in his campaign. earlier this week an investigation revealed that millions of dollars were stolen from a two billion dollars venezuelan loan to haiti that was meant to help rebuild this nation after the earthquake. and even though it happened during the previous administration it has people here disenchanted with the political class people here . in the northern city of cap-haitien president stated the haitian armed forces and.
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i'm going to insist for all the people of haiti for all humanity. is not involved in politics haiti has been without military forces since one nine hundred ninety five when former president. disbanded the army after he returned to power following a call for now it's only composed of one hundred fifty members its main job will be to patrol the seas and the border with the dominican republic. and to help rebuild after natural disasters. but forces that plan more and reinstating the army is a mistake i don't want. my pick one is dead you have nothing to do you know what no no no no no no. haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and foreign aid has slowed down in recent years the government insists it's doing what's necessary to improve the
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economy. but on the streets there are many who fear the president's reforms will end up hurting those who need help the most. it is how port au prince. argentina's defense ministry says it's detected seven failed satellite calls from a missing submarine raising hopes inevitably that the forty four crewmembers on board well we found alive contact was lost with the san juan on wednesday as it was returning to base in mar del plata from a routine mission in the south atlantic the search for the vessel has been hampered by stormy weather. has more from model platter. the search and rescue operation is continuing through the night and into sunday with the argentina thor it is saying they are now cautiously optimistic after receiving more they say were seven attempted satellite cause which failed to connect but were
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a sign of life somewhere deep in the south atlantic in the meantime united states chile great britain for their assistance and with sending expertise to argentina to help in the in the search operation to find the ira's son one submarine the argentine authorities have not heard from the crew since wednesday morning they and the families of the forty four crew members are becoming increasingly concerned as each hour passes without hearing from the submarine now they're not calling it to the merge and see as yet they have no news of any mechanical failure or any other technical failure or simply saying they've not heard from the crew since wednesday morning in the meantime the whole of argentina is watching and waiting with great nervousness and great. to hear what happens the pope has said that he is praying for the forty four crewmembers arjen time president mauricio macri is saying that he will stop at nothing to try to find out what has happened to the crew of the of
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the sound one gerry adams the leader of the irish republican party has announced he'll step down after almost thirty five years he was a leading voice and became a westminster m.p. when his party was the political wing of the irish republican army the ira the group for a guerrilla campaign against british control of northern for almost forty years adams trade essential role in peace talks in the one nine hundred ninety s. leading to a power sharing between fein and pro british unionists. the foreign ministers of germany sweden and japan are as a risk refugee camp in bangladesh along with the hosts foreign minister more than half a million range and reinforce a leave me a mark for bangladesh since august following a military crackdown the un is accused of committing ethnic cleansing. today's world toilet day that's the day the u.n. has declared to try to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis it
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says for a billion people live without a household toilet safely disposes of waste more than eight hundred sixty million people go to the toilet in the open space in the bushes or in water and that means that almost two billion people use a source of drinking water that could be contaminated it says improve sanitation combined with safe water and good hygiene could prevent around eight hundred fifty thousand deaths every year well cambodia has been badly affected by people who go to the toilet out in the open but it's also cited as one of the most successful in getting people to install and use toilets mcbride reports. in the center of this cambodian village the ngo watershed has organized a sales pitch for the toilet people are asked how many don't have one the answer is
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most. instead of getting a donated toilet the idea is to make it something to aspire to and value. klunk has just got one she used to go into the field at the back of her house it's now she has pride of ownership and her friends won't want to. my neighbor says when her daughter sent him money the next time she'll buy one. simple concrete pipes sunk into the ground she got her toilet from contractor poissy pie who started making them two years ago. it's good business i'm now selling about fifteen to twenty a month creating a demand that leads to a market that solves a problem for women and girls especially going out at night in remote areas carries with it the risk of attack a lack of toilets in rural cambodia also does significant harm to the development
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of children it's estimated a third of under five year olds suffer from stunted growth when children are exposed to feces in their environment they repeatedly get bouts of diarrhea so all the good things that are going in coming straight out. in the capital phnom penh a regional conference considered solutions it's addressed by dr kamau car a pioneer who developed a strategy in bangladesh based on peer pressure that's now adopted worldwide if you are not allowed to defecate in the open by the community use your friends store a little reality planet getting different communities to come up with solutions to a shared problem. macbride al-jazeera companies spew province cambodia. take a look at the top stories here at al-jazeera the leaders involved with war veterans
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chris of and the founder has warned that if president well kerry doesn't step down the crowds could be back on the streets central committee of zanu p.f. are meeting to decide on the president's future. from our point of view they've been having a negotiation for a week you'd better give you know if you doesn't will take over from the good defense forces moved. from the path you wanted to from the overtones to tell him too much i would take him if he doesn't then the code there do the business. for me the youth wing of the p.f. is also demanding the president step down and his wife be expelled from the party says robert mugabe's attempt to have his wife grace succeed him destroy the government. this isn't obvious from son for him.
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to step. in. the path. of the republic of zimbabwe so. cold and steps mean that. palestine is threatened to suspend communications with the u.s. over the trumpet ministrations warning that it could close the pillows office in washington d.c. the state department says the p.l.o. has violated a law by calling for an international criminal court prosecution against israel's building of illegal settlements the arab league is meeting in cairo the saudi arabia to discuss iran's recent activities in the region iran is accused of being behind a missile launched from yemen targeting riyadh as well as an oil pipeline explosion in bahrain. the foreign ministers of germany sweden and japan are at a red. refugee camp in bangladesh along with the bangladeshi foreign minister more than half a million rango have been full say live me and my awful bangladesh since august
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following a military crackdown the un has accused me amar of committing ethnic cleansing right up to date those are the very latest headlines from us here at al-jazeera we'll be back in about half an hour also next it's a.j. selects. with documentaries. at this time. bradley was my drug.

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