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thousands of people al-jazeera investigates the origins and bloody rise of local iraq at this time on al-jazeera. trying. to tackle pollution in one of china's showcase cities the thing that my twenty twenty on a taxi she didn't want to me only don't like. whoa. how environmental grassroots campaigns of joining forces in the us there is a global connection that is happening and we're going to utilize that power to make change not only for today but for future generations as well. this time on al-jazeera. zimbabwe's ruling party prepares to impeach robert mugabe as the man who may
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replace him reportedly speaks out. hello again welcome to al-jazeera life and i'm a fiend and it's also coming up mia mary's accused of subjecting its ranger to what's described as a vicious system of a party. the syrian president bashar al assad makes a flying visit to russia thanking vladimir putin for in his words saving his country plus twenty years on we take a look at how south korea's economy has gone from boss to boom. but first the man considered most likely to replace robert mugabe is involved when president has now reportedly spoken out for the first time since the military takeover emmas in one and god has said in the statement that mugabe should resign
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immediately when and where was for a long time an ally of the president and he was his deputy before he was fired earlier this month. we can go live now to say he's in the zimbabwean capital harare hari first of all. this statement that is circulating to the media purportedly from him is a man in god for the first time will have heard from him if indeed this is the case since the military took power. started circulating early this morning saying that a muslim and as well is afraid for his life and he's not returning to the country zimbabweans seem to think the only reliable source they can really trust right now is the army because in the past few days and weeks some of the information that's been out there has been wrong so they are waiting for some other confirmation or at least to see him in public because he's not been seen in public since he left the country more than two weeks ago so the reading you have
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a headlines like this from the army who zimbabweans rely on right now and the army of the paper saying the present and. innocent when i was very the hatchet the army told zimbabweans last night that it was someone is coming back to the country seeking to have talks with mugabe and so. it's most confused as to which information to believe so until he's seen in public right now a lot of them are a little bit skeptical about the statements i mean more all it seems pretty much business as usual doesn't the president mugabe is still in post and in front he's cool for the regular choose the cabinet meeting. exactly i presume but i would expect to have a cabinet meeting at the state house interesting to watch will be who's going to attend that meeting and who's going to boycott it and parliament m.p.'s are going to file a motion to impeach president mugabe will happen later in the afternoon and over there that's where the parliament building is and some people have started
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gathering data. to protest to pray for the nation to call for president mugabe to step down and wait of course to hear about the feelings. it happening in parliament so it is going to be a busy busy day but certainly the course for president. are getting louder and louder all right for now kyra thank you very much paramount also there reporting live from harare well now we can look at a little bit more at who exactly. is here's a report from andrew symonds two leaders one side by side who became sworn enemies this is how an extraordinary sequence of events started this is a new lesson. of meant as vice president emerson and i had been sacked by robert mugabe accused of being unreliable disloyal and deceitful speculation pointed towards grace mugabi the president's wife as
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being behind the move the two had publicly fallen out in the jockeying for position over who should succeed ninety three year old mcgarvie. that highlighted the two factions splitting the ruling party at the time the military and the war veterans loyal to. grace mugabe's. dubbed g. forty one got fled abroad but his supporters planned their response and it was dramatic the head of the defense forces warned the army would step in if the purges of politicians it favors didn't stop hours later armored vehicles rolled into the capital harare we wish to assure the nation that he's excellent to the president of the republic of zimbabwe and commander
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in chief of views and i would defend forces. i-g. mugabe and his family. and sound and the security is going to teach many of my gob is long term supporters had clearly abandoned him. that. should have been recalled from is a row as the president and first. man god was stayed quiet a tactic that didn't surprise observers of the man who has been nicknamed the crocodile for his style in dealing with opponents these a one man boys not the loud mouth of yours when you look at it when it wants to act out his prose is calculated and you don't cry live at pause until the person is not knowing what is going to happen. in the
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tsunami. had been a powerful and loyal member of mugabe's inner circle serving as justice minister speaker of parliament and vice president his supporters praise his business acumen and hope he can improve zimbabwe's dire economic situation if given the chance he's also suggested reengaging with the west after years of international isolation under the gobby andrew simmons al-jazeera. a mere mass treatment of its rich people has been likened to a party in a report by amnesty international the organization spent two years investigating the cause of the current crisis which is false hundreds of thousands of refugees to flee over the borders of bangladesh the report says that has been segregated in range of people in an open air prison by combining confining them to their villages
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it adds that new model sororities are guilty of being openly racist towards the ranger and says rakhine state where a military crackdown has been going on is a crime scene ranger living in miramar also denied citizenship on the basis of their ethnicity many are deleted from official records making it almost impossible for those who fled to the country to return home in relation to the ongoing system of a party that we describe in our report i think the world is way too willing to buy into the rest presented by the myanmar authorities about the need to convert terrorism about the need to establish security and that's why we felt it was a very important moment to remind both in myanmar officials and their international counterparts that absolutely no considerations be it security or the need to convert terrorism can justify the ongoing crimes against humanity to justify the
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system of apartheid there lebanon's army chief has called for full readiness from troops on its southern border with israel he said it just a day ahead of prime minister saad hariri is expected returned to beirut after a two week capsule let's go live now to santa harder our correspondent who's in the lebanese capital beirut is this unusual center for the head of the military to ask for full preparedness of the armed forces. well this is ahead of the independence day and the lebanese army issues a yearly message really to its troops to coincide with the ok asian you do may i mention that the troops should be ready in the face of israeli threats we have to remember lebanon is at war in a state of war with israel but in that statement the army mentioning what they call the extraordinary political situation in the country and in fact there is an extraordinary political situation the prime minister resigned while in saudi arabia two weeks ago there was mysterious circumstances behind his stay in saudi arabia
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and he still has not been back to beirut so the army telling its troops you know remain vigilant per prisoner of security and telling them to prevent prevent any attempt to exploit the situation because there could be those who can exploit the situation to create strife there is a fear that if this political instability continues there could be security incidents we've seen that in the past and that's why there is this fear and awareness this call for awareness so but for the time being the situation is stable security agencies saying that the security situation is under control and as to the imminent arrival the expected imminent arrival at least of prime minister hariri. we know he will be in cairo due to have meetings with the leadership there before returning to lebanon perhaps as early as this evening. well yes what we understand is that the prime minister or the resigned prime minister saddle how do you do you will be meeting the egyptian president sisi in cairo seven
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o'clock local time we understand he will then travel back to beirut to attend independence day celebrations on wednesday now how do you do making it very clear that when he comes to beirut he'll make his position clear but what is clear is that his position is not clear because the french the egyptians there are mediation efforts to try to find some sort of compromise maybe something that would result in heidi arriving to beirut and deciding to withdraw his resignation so there are mediation efforts the french president speaking to the egyptian president yesterday we heard from hezbollah secretary general has on the thrill of saying that his advisors his commanders that they sent to iraq will be coming home soon because the fight against isis has been defeated in one way or the other he was opening the door to some sort of a compromise trying to tell the lebanese look we sent these troops beyond lebanon's borders to fight i saw now that this war our battle against eisel is winding down they will be coming home because we have to remember one of the conditions that had
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to be said that he would return to government is that hezbollah guarantees that it will not be engaging itself militarily in the crisis beyond lebanon's borders so it's still too early to say whether or not there could be a compromise but how to be expected back home ok for now thank you very much on the hot air live in beirut then it will keep us across developments eleven. now syria's president bashar al assad has held talks with russia's leader vladimir putin in sochi the allies in syria's six year war met in the black sea city on monday according to the kremlin. the fight against armed groups in syria is close to ending he said once that's over finding a peaceful political settlement will be the key. of the khalifa coming we just had a meeting with president vladimir putin and i passed greetings and gratitude to him and to the people of russia for the efforts which russia put in saving our country i particularly emphasized the role of the russian armed forces and the sacrifices you have made to reach this goal thanks to your efforts and the efforts of our
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allies many syrians could return to their homes and i would like to express gratitude to you for what you have done on behalf of all the syrian people. breaking news coming from nigeria from the northeast of the country a suicide bombers killed at least fifteen people in the adam hour state police are saying that it said it was a teenage bomber who targeted a mosque as people were arriving for their morning prayers and there's been no claim of responsibility for this attack as yet that this is an area in which boko haram often carries out attacks this is of course the northeast of nigeria so a suicide bomber having killed at least fifteen people in adam our state where is saying it will go to nigeria a little bit later on in the program for some other news but also coming up the oil producing region on a court case. one
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of the heaviest rain that you may have heard about in vietnam is easing there are still some pretty big tropical showers around. this for example in borneo. it is as a lot more than the market of an average tropical shower and that's where the heaviest ones are this line slowly drift westwards takes it toward singapore and sumatra has been some heavy rain recently that the skies of vietnam are relatively clear now you'll notice there's many bone dry there's still more showers to come but it's not the concentration that there once were but if you go further south virtually anywhere is going to get the potential at least for some heavy showers in sumatra down to java singapore and sudden thailand all included not showing itself drawing of a toll as it is the wet season i know but it's pretty extensive that forecast of
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showers tempers risen again in adelaide we've got another frontal system trying to edge it may be active in it produced a few thunderstorms and there are some clear around northern queensland as well but at thirty one degrees this is a chance the most active sunny weather as it slowly edges in quite to the east of the mill where you always got the thirty one in sydney isn't doing as well for the onshore breeze keeps a little bit cooler but not really chilly is it. captaining a leading used team at sixteen years old takes determination. to that staying on top of your game at school. the whole family bonds together and shares the sacrifices necessary for a son to have a shot at becoming a professional footballer. my tunisia home game at this time
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on a. timer is a take a look at the top stories here at our jazeera breaking news first from nigeria from the northeast of the country where a suicide bomber has killed at least fifteen people in the sate of adam hour police say it was a teenage bomber who targeted a mosque as people were arriving for morning prayers no one's claimed responsibility but boko haram carries out regular attacks in the northeast of nigeria. the man considered most likely to replace robert mugabe in zimbabwe and president has reportedly spoken out for the first time since the military takeover
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enters a min and gaga has said in a statement that president mugabe should resign immediately and mammals treatment of its range of people has been likened to a party in a new report by amnesty international the rights organization says nehemiah has been segregated a range of people in an open air prison by confining them to their villages. the judges at the highest court in the philippines are hearing petitions filed against the government's crackdown on drug dealers relatives of victims. challenging the constitutionality of president deter his campaign this is led to thousands of deaths so the government fails to prove its case rodrigo deter take could be found guilty of not following due process we can go live to our correspondent now in manila jimmy arlindo first of all how serious then all these petitions being presented to the supreme court. well it is
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serious enough for human rights lawyers to actually appeal to the highest court to issue what they call here a writ of imperil which will immediately provide protection to these families have been calling for protection from the police have been guarding them in one town here in downtown manila we've listened to human rights lawyers who say that this war in drugs the memorandums from police is actually a violation of the bill of rights that the police actually has a watch list a target list and then you try lists and these lists remain private and where in these names who have been included here have no way of defending themselves and that there is no third party that looks into this list that very five the accuracy of the names that being put there what they would like to say basically in the process is to declare do their so-called war on drugs as and constitutional eventually in the hopes of being able to file an impeachment case against the president in the coming months aren't right but in the meantime if these cases do
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not prove the point do not prove that deter. constitutionally is he is he prepared to carry on with it because this is proving to be a very controversial policy. well yes definitely i mean it's hard to say what exactly the president is thinking what we know is that over the last few months he's received very strong criticism both domestically and internationally for his so-called war on drugs the number that the police is putting here is about two thousand five hundred to three thousand five hundred of filipinos dead in supposedly legitimate police operations but with the police as missing out here is about the number of about eight thousand more who have been killed by vigilante groups believed to have been linked to police but this is basically spawned a series of killings that has not been on scene in recent years what the thirty has done because of that pressure margin it's actually moved the op. the ration of
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police operation against drugs away from police institutions to the independent drug enforcement agency which has now been conducting arrests here for for the last few weeks with not a single death in fact in their operations what we know is that the president has been sensitive because it has in fact affected his reputation he's popularity over the last few months his survey has gone down but there seems to be no sign that the president will actually pull back on this promise as you can see promised to actually eliminate the presence of a crime in criminality in the first six months of his office that has not happened now ok to live in manila thank you are we going to go back to our top story now of course developments in zimbabwe we can now speak to alex mcgowan who's a lawyer and writer on the bubbly loren politics he's joining us from kent in the u.k. via skype thanks for talking to us we are now entering the second week of this political transition this transfer of power why is it not actually completed what's gone
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wrong well it was never going to be easy to get rid of. thirty seven years in that period two years old managed to trench and so he's managed to use good some people will use the. structures of government and he's already gone either the law any other line except yes i guess i'm only doing where i'm aware of that but i'm particularly interested in the constitutionality of it because of course this is the prime consideration isn't it all of the oh maybe they want to stay within the bounds of the constitution but it seems very much as though they've miscalculated because the president is still imposed and there is a vacuum in the country. well of course see the challenge i know that at the moment they're trying to use the impeachment. is to remove him through parliament they
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need higher threshold. in order to keep that as a two thirds majority and the process itself is unlikely to be short because it's an impish fusion process it requires them to investigate the matter and that means also giving him an opportunity to be at and to defend himself and therefore if they want to stay within the bounds of the law which is what they're trying to do then this process might not be as short and some are suggesting that it will be and even if they do get the process under way they still have to have an heir apparent there's nobody in position at the moment to take a very say there's a head there's a new transitional head of the new p.f. but there has to be a new first vice president and that will require the assent of president mugabe. well my understanding at the moment is that. one vice president was going to vote
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at the moment. and of the constitution the person who becomes president earlier in the absence of this gentleman my view is that those who are pushing for president mugabe's ouster all they need to do is to be able to do what the constitution allows them to do which is to nominate a successor immediately after prison mugabe's didn't run and that person will be sworn in and becomes president so there is a chance to run that potential or i take a thank you for that alex speaking to us live from the u.k. . now the verdict of a cold case in britain has been eagerly awaited in nigeria where communities in rivers state are demanding that the energy giant show clean up oil spills and pay all the associated. press reports now from a gali region in rivers state which many say is being destroyed by years of pollution. most of all girly is now
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a wasteland nothing much grows on the farms. across the due to toxic treat. a number of false appeals and leaks have destroyed sporting areas the fish have either died or migrated elsewhere the been more than seven thousand or spills in nigeria's delta region between one nine hundred seventy and two thousand it's a prize to people are still paying for welcoming multinational oil companies to their backyard over fifty years ago given all our land to them we've got enough you kill my people you're. my environment you destroy the air and the system of a people for life and then you go to court. the community too cruel dutch shell to united kingdom court saying it's to blame for the spills but the company denies direct responsibility saying
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the spill was caused by its nigerian subsidiary and the matter should be dealt with by local courts but the people here say they have little faith in the justice system this is ok u.n. investigation show a very high level of benzene contamination experts say the underground water pollution here is among the highest in the world but with sources of income diminishing fast only a few people can afford to buy save bottled water i can look at shows us the water people are forced to drink as he opens the tap the stench is overpowering remain current because of this water we're having a lot of really my mom died because. this is what happens to the water when it settles within hours. for four years the community has been in court seeking justice and demanding compensation from royal dutch shell. in two thousand and nine
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shell agreed to a fifteen million dollars out of court settlement with the neighboring community but is refusing the demands of the or golly and believe people the communities are putting everything on this case which will determine if they can proceed with their case in the united kingdom if the british court fails we are finished. because we can't get anything no nothing and you know so that's our last hope. as i just hope that the people of the wall understand these so they're left with only one thing. of the british courts will rule in their favor that could also open the floodgates of claims against royal dutch shell. how does iraq.
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gas pipe explosion in the u.s. is force people out of their houses in the middle of the night it took far fires in the state of michigan two hours to bring the fire under control so far they don't know what caused it but there are no reports of any injuries no deaths. that would south korea's economy was facing ruin two decades ago the government was rescued by the i.m.f. in a multi billion dollar bailout it's enjoyed an incredible recovery since then and is touted as a success story amongst asian economies but many south koreans still remember giving up their gold and exchange for cash kathy novak has more on the challenges facing the economy today. for those who lived it this was an unforgettable display of sacrifice and patriotism hit hard by the asian financial crisis south korea's government asked the i.m.f. for a fifty eight billion dollar bailout and the country wasted no time getting to work on paying it back millions donated precious family heirlooms to be melted into gold
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bars parks and he was one of them so cut him off i didn't hesitate to donate gold rings i got for my children's first birthdays and gold ben zygier for my wedding i was ready to give those up if it was going to help my country overcome the crisis. as a financial crisis swept the region it became clear south korea had built up crippling foreign debt imports exceeded exports by more than twenty billion dollars it was a shock for a population that had been enjoying a booming economy just the year before noon as people here fired up and fired the lot of expression in the financial area number of small you know banks has to close the gold went to some way to helping even if largely psychologically and thanks to economic restructuring and currency movements south korea bounced back repaying its debt to the i.m.f. in about three years today this country is often held up as an economic success
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story the booming stock market a sign of investor confidence especially in companies such as samsung and here on day and g.d.p. per capita has more than tripled in the twenty years since the crisis there has also been a trade surplus in the billions of dollars for almost six years of her in the career news doing pretty good just to the eyes of foreign investors but if you look at the inside of korea and the government there are many problems among those problems rising youth unemployment. there are a lot more job seekers in korea than twenty years ago many people now are highly educated i feel that there aren't enough jobs for these highly qualified people. in my parents' generation a college diploma guaranteed a job nowadays everyone has a university degree so if faced with more fierce competition it's not much better for those wanting to start a small business about four out of five new businesses fail action he says she's
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seen this and worse before. i hear the current situation is very bad but i believe we can get through this hard time just as we did in the past but in a recent survey of eight hundred south koreans less than thirty percent said they would donate gold today if their country faced another crisis kathy novak al-jazeera soul. the authorities in panama say they're close to reaching a drug seizure a record two tons of cocaine were found near the border with colombia over the weekend drug enforcement officials are putting the increase in seizures down to better coordination between various agencies last year seventy two tons of narcotics were confiscated you can find out a lot more about that story in the rest of the day's news as ever on the web site al jazeera dot com.
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here with al-jazeera and these are our top stories within the last hour we've discovered a suicide bombers killed at least fifteen people in the movie that's in the northeastern nigerian state of adam our police say a teenage bomber targeted a mosque as people were arriving for morning prayers so far no one's claimed responsibility but boko haram carries out regular attacks in the northeast of nigeria. the man considered most likely to replace robert mugabe is in barbarian president has reportedly spoken out for the first time since the military takeover and linen god has said in a statement that mugabe should resign immediately has more from harare. these are unconfirmed reports we need to stress that there is a statement that is circulating it was the medical has not been seen in public since he left the country more than two weeks ago this report is alleging that he's afraid to come back to the country because he's afraid for his life few weeks ago
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a few months ago he was allegedly poisoned he had to go to south africa for treatment spent about a week in hospital there and then came back and then those are clear signs that there was a rift really between him and as some people in the country near mars treatment of its or hinder people has been likened to a party that in a new report by amnesty international the rights organization says miramar has been segregated they were in an open prison by keeping them in live illiterates in relation to the ongoing system of a party that we describe in our report i think the world is way too willing to buy into the wrestler rick presented by the myanmar authorities about the need to convert terrorism about the need to establish security and that's why we felt it was a very important moment to remind both in myanmar officials and the international counterparts that absolutely no considerations be it security or the need to
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convert terrorism can justify the ongoing crimes against humanity to justify the system of a party that syria's president does hold talks with russia's leader vladimir putin in sochi according to the kremlin putin told us said the fight against arms groups in syria is close to ending coming up next my tunisia. the head of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed germans a satisfied for the state of their economy this is easily estonia's biggest tech success story the company was bought by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories that the shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera.

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