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warmer ocean temperatures have diminished the quantity and quality of fish for the penguins who was swimming further and further away to feed their young overfishing and ocean contamination especially plastics are also killing penguins i am taking your storage steps to lift the restrictions on american without regulation the profit tax policy on health. and the environment was a surprise. that some of the havoc the big pharma protection is going to take. for wind down the cost of the. toxic war at this time on al-jazeera. preside over it. which must not be prepared.
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as president robert mugabe remains defiant despite a monday deadline for him to resign or face impeachment. and welcome to our life from a headquarters in doha with me and it's a problem and so i had. a special session of the arab league condemns iran and the lebanese armed group hezbollah accusing them of destabilizing the region. conservative candidate sebastian pinera takes an early lead and its presidential election. and we'll take a look at some of the challenges facing refugees and aid groups on the greek island of less boss. we begin in zimbabwe where a much anticipated speech by president robert mugabe has failed to meet the
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expectations of those seeking has elster. ended a televised address to the nation without announcing his resignation and stead vowing to stay on for several weeks how to toss a report from her body. zimbabwe's president robert mugabe insists he's not going to resign speaking from state house flanked by army generals he said he will be at his on a conference in december. few weeks from now preside over it. which must not be prepared. by any act. to undermine it all to compromise the outcome in the eyes of the public. the ruling party removed him as leader on sunday but he still as party member of the party has given mcgarvey until midday on monday to leave.
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they were expectations he would resign after massive demonstrations are saturday calling for him to step down these are uncertain times for the country a lot can happen in the next few hours days or weeks president mugabe is using to go he insists his fate should be decided at the december party conference. the army seize control earlier in the week and confine the country's leader to his private residence in harare zanu p.f. has reinstated him a synagogue where the former vice president who mugabe fired he is now head of the grace magog has been removed as head of the party's women's league and fired from zanu p.f. . is a master tactician he has survived assassination attempts and out of which it is enemies in the opposition and within his own party president mugabe has made it
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clear he's not going down without a fight. her. own mugabe is an else but was watched closely around the world especially by zimbabwe's neighbors tanya page has more from johannesburg. this much anticipated speech by zimbabwean president robert mugabe would have been watched by many south africans and of course the many of them barbarians who now call this country home having left their own because of political persecution and many of course for economic reasons the fact that it didn't turn out how many people had expected with a resignation really shows us how fluid and dynamic this evolving situation is and that is perhaps why we saw a lot of his that and see on behalf of officials on sunday to comment on events unfolding there so south africa's government said it didn't want to say anything until monday that's when the deadline is for coast to be reached here first put in place for the president to resign or else face and preachment and the southern
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african development community or said it also didn't want to make any comment until after its emergency summit and choose day luanda angola south africa has played a leading role in trying to reach a amicable solution to what to what south african president jacob zuma describes as a political impasse he say and on voice to zimbabwe which have been photographed in these negotiations but i think on this day those negotiators really played a backseat role one of the things that really stood out for me and president mugabe's speech was this line he said that the country has a legacy of resistance and i think he is really living up to that legacy if you like and holding on resisting this really unprecedented amount of pressure for him to step down. stephen chan is no god his biographer and he says this is the end of the zimbabwe indeed his time in power. this is simply the old man going down with
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all of his guns firing. blank shots however because they can't have any real effect he's a gentleman who's going to have to reinvent himself he does not have the world's kindest past if i can put it this diplomatically is possible but i think he will try to reinvent himself so he can reconnect the country globally the task is very very much to forge some kind of economic base so the country can come out of great inflation come out of non-productivity come out of a past where everything was maad four decades back and try to take the country into a future of stability it will take a long time before we can take it into actual prosperity i think three hundred percent inflation by christmas and i don't think you can reverse that overnight just by a new president this is going to take months of very very difficult work to even lay the foundations for reinvigoration of the economy and in fact there's no
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foundation except that foreign countries such as china for instance would pump some liquidity into the economy there's no production base that makes commercial sense of this moment in time. let's move on to other news now a meeting of the arab league in cairo has agreed to condemn iran and hezbollah are labeling the lebanese corey a terrorist organization saudi arabia requested the meeting to discuss alleged violations committed by iran in the region against a backdrop of heightened tensions between ziad and pedal arm but as smith has more . the egyptian secretary general of the twenty two nation arab league suggested they all shared concerns about iran is attempting to influence life across the arab world from yemen to lebanon to iraq and to syria. the whole region has suffered for the past few years the results and consequences of this dangerous iranian policy so dition violence. divisions attacks on embassies
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actively supporting outlawed militias attacking legitimacy the list in reality is much longer. saudi arabia's foreign minister told the meeting but his country's frustrations with iran go back decades all the way to the iranian revolution in one nine hundred seventy nine in night if you will any leniency towards iran's hostile policies will encourage iran to continue with their hostile enterprise that's why today we're required to stand up genuinely and honestly with our people and governments to adair to the charter of the arab league and international laws and to stand up to these religious rights policies of iran. as they are oblique held its meeting iran's foreign minister was in southern turkey the talks on the syrian civil war tweeting from there mohamad javid zarif said he was working to build on the ceasefire iran helped achieve in syria he added that the irony is that the
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kingdom of saudi arabia accuses iran of destabilization while itself fuels terrorists wages war on yemen blockades catarrh and foments crisis in lebanon and yemen iran denies accusations but it supports the rebels they're fighting the saudi led coalition which is fighting on behalf of yemen's internationally recognized government in syria iranian backed fighters of help shore up forces loyal to president bashar assad saudi support opposition fighters and were accused of allowing their citizens to fight for eisel and lebanon's prime minister resigned while in riyadh citing a reigning interference in lebanese politics the saudis were accused of forcing zada hariri to step down bernard smith al-jazeera. is a professor of middle east awnings at the university of oklahoma and he says some members of the arab league are hesitant about condemning iran or hezbollah to strongly because they have good relations were bad on. the arab league as
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a regional organization cannot do much and has not been a very powerful or regional organization even compared to other regional organizations there is one measure however that is quite practical and it's a small measure and that has to do with arab telecommunications satellites no longer broadcasting iranian financed television stations that's really the only immediate practical implication of this so this is a largely symbolic gesture on the part of the saudis and on the part of the arab league that it is not certainly the entire arab world versus iran saudi arabia and the core elements beyond saudi arabia the quartet as it were the saudis the emraan t's the bahraini s. and the egyptians outside of the gulf now are the primary players in this conflict and sometimes egypt has a tapes with regards to some issues like for example syria but yes the herbal does
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divided and i don't think and as we've seen many other countries in the arab world including morocco for example tunisia algeria are fully in the so d. camp with regards to iran or with regards to other issues that divide the saudis and there are iranians like the g.c.c. qatar crisis for example and israeli cabinet ministers has has got one that's had contact with saudi arabia to discuss their concerns about iran energy minister human steinitz made the disclosure and radio interview it is the first time the same as or any politician has confirmed such contact is taking place steinitz was off why israel was keeping its ties with saudi secret he said for nations with muslim countries often head and because that's what the other country wants. i can say that we have secret relations with moderate arab and muslim states we don't shy away from that but the other side is the one which wants to keep such relations quiet we respect the desire of the other side if we are dealing with
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saudi arabia or any other arab or muslim countries we have to protect the secrecy it's true that saudi arabia is not a democratic state and we prefer to work with democratic states but saudi arabia during the last two years has become more moderate it has moved clearly against terrorism and against inciting terrorism and it works with us against the expansion and aggression of iran. to chile now where more than eighty percent of the votes have been counted in the presidential election conservative billionaire and former president sebastian pinera as in the lead but it's not likely him get fifty percent of the vote which is needed to avoid a runoff next month socialist contender and former journalist. and his main rival chileans electing senators deputies and regional council members where the latest numbers from the electoral agency. has more than thirty six percent of the vote has
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more than twenty two a latin america editor and human has moved from the capital santiago. the results so far have turned out to be very disappointing for him it was widely expected at least according to almost every single poll but he would score in the mid forty's and that it would be a done deal that he would win if not in the first round and in a second round four weeks from now but that is no longer the case the big surprise in this election is that a left wing coalition that was only put together in january is in third place almost tied with the pro-government candidate to be independent both of them are left wing or center left wing they are former journalist and between both of them and if they couldn't win well. the ambitions of the former president. to become the next president of. the search continues for a. brain. thing. isn't good
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for you. and. by the time. we got another spell of rather wet weather pushing much of vietnam some heavy downpours coming in here. feeding some very wet weather through the south china sea we are going to see some wet weather coming in here further north not bad generally for hong kong north of that still cool site there for shanghai at around thirteen picking up to around fifty degrees by still some very wet weather coming into northern parts of vietnam by this stage a few showers for the philippines and badly weather that we do have heading towards
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vietnam still tied in with our old. tropical storm still producing some rather lively winds was not so much the problem though it really is about the right and that rain will spread is why a little further west was some heavy rain to that just coming into thailand over the next scattering of showers you notice through much of malaysia and in asia some big downpours coming into into the asia as we go on through tuesday and all of towards the middle part of the way still seeing some rather wet weather just around the eastern side of in the big downpours just coming in here still a bit wet weather just down towards us frank are over the next day or so and to some rather heavy rain for much of kerala the weather sponsored by cattle and face . sun blessed beaches breathtaking scenery but there's another reason that draws people to cyprus it's not always easy for mixed faith couples to marry
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in the middle east and that's why the mediterranean island has become an ideal destination for couples and love to have a civil marriage al-jazeera weld looks at what happens when romance cuts across religious lines cypress island a fitbit in love at this time on al-jazeera. good to have you with us on the al jazeera news on these are our top stories zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has stepped down despite and pressured him to resign and to the nation.
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and given a deadline to resign. the arab league has condemned iran and hezbollah as. a terrorist organization saudi arabia requested and tension between riyadh and pad on eleven. percent of the vote counted and presidential election conservative. president sebastian. with thirty six percent. contend. has around twenty two percent of the vote. officials say satellite signals detected on saturday did not determine the location of the missing submarine the defense ministry has said it detected seven failed satellite calls that may have come from the. raising hopes that the forty four crew members could still be alive contact was lost on wednesday. the reports from the submarine base in the plata.
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it's been more than four days since the argentina thora his last communication with the air a san juan satellite phone signals were detected on saturday giving course the hope . we had seven call attempts of a few seconds each possibly with a very low signal which didn't complete that information is still being checked we're confirming it so we can squeeze what we can out of that information to get firm darter to localize it a huge search and rescue operation is underway with all of argentina's available resources being deployed along with assistance from a number of countries including the united states with these multi-mission search planes and specialist underwater rescue vessels. the desperation the back to hope again all here know the south atlantic is a cruel and unforgiving sea and with each hour that passes without contact being made without a sighting yang's r.t.
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is rising argentina is holding its breath hoping praying for a word a sign of life from the forty four crew members. i also pray for the crew members of the argentinian navy submarine who have gone missing. in the air a san juan one of three argentine navy submarines was built in germany in one thousand nine hundred three and has since been refitted to serve another thirty years it was on a ten day voyage from the southern port of wire to its base the model plotter when contact was lost the weather is not helping but the search and rescue operation continues unabated. argentina. to kenya now where police have used tear gas to break up a demonstration by supporters of opposition leader during the protests broke out my arriving after a number of people shot dead says at least thirty one of her supporters have been
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killed by police and militia since here. turned to the country on friday he successfully challenge the re-election of president hu to kenyatta in august and only then boycotted iran saying it still wouldn't be a fair race or supreme court is expected to decide on monday of kenyatta has to be sworn in for his second term or of there will be another round of elections farmer the miller reports from nairobi a now familiar scene for kenyans as the country's political fate is decided in court the supreme court has received two petitions that want to invalidate the october twenty sixth presidential run a former member of parliament says fresh nominations for the presidential candidate should have been held before the rerun while human rights activists say the election should have been called off once the only other main contender opposition leader raila odinga withdrew from the race but the electoral commission says the
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election was legal and kenyatta his victory should be upheld president elect rick inyati who won the rerun with ninety eight percent of the vote insists the petitions are a waste of time legal expert julius came boyce's kenya's facing a historical process with potentially the results of a second election being thrown out this is a consolidated petition one in the manner in which. i can deliver on his mandate so that is a legal issue the other one me. going on i mean it's based on the twenty thirty in decision of the supreme court saying once the not a presidential candidate they should have been freshman emissions so one is more technical the other one deals with the substance. the stiegel challenge to the election result is the second in just months two months ago those caught a nod to the presidential election it said there were irregularities in how the
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electoral commission counted the final results and a new election should be held with just the two main contenders taking part that time around the core challenge came from the main opposition the national super alliance this time though political parties have stayed away and kenyans appear to have little interest in what's happening in court this certainly is a level of fatigue as many kenyans look forward to the end of months of election campaigning voting and legal battles unfortunate but some say a court ruling either way won't immediately solve the political crisis brought on by political economic and ethnic divisions this winner takes a. presidential system. has failed us and i think it's failing many other african countries as well. perhaps in. very diverse us. nations like like libya we need
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a hybrid parliamentary system but. but. but don't you have the citizens. with everything all citizens should feel included in government and for a second time kenyans wait patiently to learn if they should prepare for new elections or a presidential swearing in within the week for me to al-jazeera and i wrote. representatives from three leading variations backing the so-called deescalation zones and syria have met in the turkish city of tal year russian turkish and iranian foreign ministers gather ahead of planned talks by their presidents on wednesday a salmon job they've reports from un tahlia. this was a preliminary meeting between the three foreign ministers ahead of the meeting that is going to take place in sochi in three days time where the heads of state of russia iran and turkey will be lifting about the situation inside syria what we heard from the russian foreign minister was along the lines of expanding the be
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escalation zones we've already heard with the looting that was held between the russian and the american heads of state that there might be the possibility of another deescalation zone on the border between syria and jordan are also under discussion was the inclusion of kurdish fighters who are operating on the border between syria and turkey if we heard the turkish foreign minister told al jazeera that the issue of president bashar al assad's future was not discussed here but will come up in sochi and he said that turkey's position about this has been clear . today we have discussed issues which have not been fully implemented from the istana talks we also discussed monitoring posts within and outside italy but turkey will be inside and outside there will be russia and iran also ahead of wednesday's such a summit our chief of general staff and other security personnel will also meet so the three sides have come to an agreement to go ahead to sort to discuss the
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situation in syria to try and avoid civilian casualties come up with a roadmap to a permanent solution which includes the geneva road map that was laid out by the united nations and they will be discussing contentious issues that are including not just the kurdish fighters the future of president bashar al assad but also the situation in the fighting continues. by her they. had arranged for the repatriation of four hundred refugees fled recent crackdown the announcement came out of foreign ministers from europe and asia visited refugee camps and. on the bangladeshi side of the border more than six hundred thousand have fled. the e.u. foreign policy chief. she wants to support. and implementing a solution from the child that he has this report on the situation and cox is. this
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is a temporary rowing refuge a screening center most of the refugees do you see here last thursday and friday were stranded in. the no man's land between bangladesh and myanmar now behind us a lot of diplomatic activity is going on there was a u.s. delegation here led by the ambassador there's a chinese foreign minister in the capital city as well as the european ministers who are visiting here now despite all the diplomatic activity is on the good intention to resolve the myanmar crisis lot of the new refugees are crossing into bangladesh and we hear similar stories of atrocities committed on the other side we spoke to some of the refugees and. i can't find my husband for over a month now not sure if he's detained or killed fearing for our lives we left behind everything and escaped to bangladesh. we can't move to villages without. the security forces have taken away my seven year old son and my brother i don't know
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where they are. the chinese foreign minister who was visiting the bangladesh capital had one on one meeting with bangladesh prime minister now he emphasized to the local journalists that this issue has to be resolved bilaterally between bangladesh and myanmar they also say that any resolution in the security council can complicate the matter it has to be friendly towards both the countries we know the e.u. some of the u.s. state ministers are visiting here as well as a high representative of the e.u. we have yet to see their reaction after visiting the growing refugee camps we also had a high level congressional delegate fact finding mission visit here on saturday with the u.s. ambassador we know that the trump administration is under intense pressure from the lawmakers to put some sort of target a sanction against it lists against me and my military but on the ground in the myanmar side things are very volatile and critical we spoke to the refugees that been saying that the new dimension to this story rather is that
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a lot of the young men within that area where they're coming from have been detained and taken away by be an american security force as things are still very volatile and has not changed on the other side of the border no more first two thousand runners have taken part in a half an hour one and he and capital the spine of health warnings from doctors about pollution levels the city has been blanketed and talks of weeks and even medical association is calling it a public health from the agency. to greece now aid groups are struggling to cope with the number of refugees heading there by land and sea many end up on the island of les paul's around a million people seeking sanctuary have landed since two thousand and fifteen last reports from less boss. omar is trying to keep his costs from climbing he's borrowed this warehouse from a fisherman to store donated clothes a dozen volunteers have come from all over the world to help him. has spawned
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a number of volunteer run groups in the past two years what makes his different is that he is himself a refugee who once spent fourteen hours in these waters swimming from turkey to greece yes i meant them by boat but they swim and they know where the how i feel in the sea and they know what the people feel and they see when the i know how and with that that everybody the great coast guard recently called on help when a group of refugees landed there rob a boat on an uninhabited island off and refused to leave when i spoke with. the minister of spain for them. what we. believe me we were. there and we will help you and the river. also helped to clothe and feed these afghans who arrived overnight less of us has been the european landing for more than a million refugees since twenty fifteen as this life jacket and rubber raft
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graveyard attests and the island continues to receive the majority of arrivals in greece which is why it continues to need volunteer organizations refugee for refugees manages to scrape together three to four thousand dollars a month in donations from britain spain and the united states it's a small operation but increasingly important european funding for n.g.o.s on the aegean islands ended in july leading many of the larger groups with corporate salaries and overheads to pull out the government is calling on those who can support themselves without public money to take their place. we don't even require an organization to be an ngo five friends can come and declare that they will teach french to the refugees on mondays wednesdays and fridays solidarity we depend on it. also karl was an ambulance driver in syria helping to ferry the sick and wounded to turkish hospitals for treatment he's still essentially doing the
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same job but this time for free jump al-jazeera on the north shore of lesbos. hello again ahmed is a prominent of the headlines on al jazeera zimbabwe's president robert mugabe has resisted calls to step down despite increasing pressure for him to resign in a televised address to the nation mugabe says he'll stay on to oversee the zanu p.f. party congress next month that's after he was sacked as party leader and given a monday deadline to resign or face impeachment. the arab league has condemned iran and hezbollah at a meeting and car according the lebanese group a terrorist organization saudi arabia request of the mating amid heightened tension between riyadh and pat on all the lebanon. nearly ninety percent of the votes have been counted and chile's presidential election conservative billionaire and former president sebastian pinera is leading with more than thirty six percent while
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socialist contender to handle get has more than twenty two percent of the vote. well speaking from his party's headquarters panetta thanked his supporters and remain confident he will one of on off next month. as a march i hope to be the president of unity of chile and unity and i commit to work showing good to shoulder with each and every senator with each and every deputy of the lower chamber with each and every regional council member and also with our mayors and city council members as well why because unity has always been our best ally. at least. in kenya have used tear gas to break up a demonstration and nairobi by supporters of opposition they divide. dana says at least thirty one of his supporters have been killed by police and militia since he
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returned to the country on friday. says it's negotiating with monta range for the repatriation of the henge of refugees who fled a crackdown the announcement came out of foreign ministers from europe and asia visited refugee camps and cox's bazaar those are the headlines on al-jazeera and side stories next. palestinian leaders to end all communication with the u.s. government that. said it will close the yellow zone. so what's behind this move and what does it mean for. this.


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