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if you promises to secure the stability of my life and my people i will fight for him i think that's where we're heading and i don't think our leaders and the vision to understand that's the threat that we. use has never been more available it's a constant barrage of it with every day but the message is simplistic you have been saying that good logical rational person crazy months and misinformation is rife dismissal and denial of the well documented accusation and evidence is part of genocide the listening post provides a critical counterpoint challenging mainstream media narratives at this time on al-jazeera. mean maher agrees to take back thousands of wrangle refugees who fled to bangladesh
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. then he said i'll be here with you this hour also coming up in the next thirty minutes exit deals and bob is former president is granted immunity from prosecution before he stepped up. to the asylum seekers food refused to leave the former australian run prison camp on man asylum plus. that's the excitement of exams but in south korea it's so competitive they've got to pass and pass well. in bangladesh have signed a deal for the repatriation of the refugees now it's hoped it will allow the
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refugees to return home once their paperwork is completed by bangladesh hundreds of thousands of rain fled an army crackdown scott higher than for me. after days of negotiating bangladesh's foreign minister abdul hassan mahmud ali and myanmar leader on song suchi reach an agreement on a repatriation plan for the ranger who fled rakhine state over the last three months the memo of understanding was signed in a foreign minister level working group created as the leaders reached agreement some of the hundreds of thousands of refugees who fled the violence spoke of their concern about how the repatriation will work i don't think we did they discriminate against us because we are muslim and rango if they accept us as running is and give us full citizenship and allow us to live in peace and harmony then we will consider returning not listen to what we have really suffered they have committed so many atrocities against us killed many of my family members been to hymes and taken our
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land if they give us equal rights citizenship and security then we will consider going back added pressure on myanmar to move forward with the range of crisis coming from washington a week after his visit to the country u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson called the army crackdown in rakhine ethnic cleansing that's the first time the troubled ministration has used that description in his first visit to the capital neighbored or last week to listen call the events in rakhine as just horrific he also said an impartial independent investigation is needed. russia's ambassador to me on maher says the ethnic cleansing label is unhelpful and an independent investigation is not acceptable for me. so many and gone agree but i was maybe going on you when you know in my opinion the statement by the u.s. secretary of state is one sided he's meddling in our country's affairs. even though a repatriation agreement has been reached it's not clear how quickly the refugees were turned to myanmar not to mention of they'll be going back to the villages they were a victim from or even if many villages which were left in flames still exist it's
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not hard to al-jazeera yangon. benjamin is a walk he is a fellow with the harvard law school's human rights program he says any repatriation must be voluntary u.n.h.c.r. has to be involved on the myanmar side of the border to assess to assess whether or not the conditions for the return of the ranges are such that they can return in both safety and dignity and on the bangladesh side of the border refugees are entitled to be being given adequate and accurate information so that they can make an informed decision as to want as to whether or not they wish to return any return any repatriation has to be fully voluntary and entirely safe u.n.h.c.r. often facilitate something called go and see visits whereby certain select numbers of refugees cross back into their country of origin and are able to see for themselves whether their land their houses their cattle etc are intact and waiting for them and if such is not the case they have the right to refuse to go back to
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zimbabwe's former president robert mugabe has been granted immunity from prosecution under a deal brokered as part of his resignation security and political sources have told al-jazeera the agreement guarantees his safety in zimbabwe and means he won't go into exile sources say mugabe expressed that he wants to die in his home country mr mugabe hasn't been seen or heard from since he quit on tuesday but this is said to be the first photograph of him along with his wife grace taken some time after he decided to step down under simmons joins us live now from harare andrew still very much a developing story but i guess for the people that mounted the intervention is it really a case for them of so far so good because it was never a coup it was just an intervention. yes it is so far so good but it's much more turbocharged that that people are still
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operating in their own ways and still very optimistic but with big ride of whether or not zanu p.f. can change its act from within not just from the messenger so to speak in the form of modern. and we're seeing now a situation whereby there is more and more effort being put into that speech taking place on friday when he swears the oath and becomes the new president of zimbabwe after four decades of rule from the gobby now the economy is right at that. and we've lost andrew symonds there in harare apologies for that live television these things happen we do get a sense of what andrew was saying the key point there the key takeaway point is that robert mugabe is replacement has got to come back here and he'll be sworn in
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as president of course between now and free and fair elections he has to deal with the economy but as far as people at the i.m.f. are concerned he's also got to be seen to at least get the country on its first baby slope steps towards having a viable economy in a country where unemployment is rampant across all the main demographics will go back to andrew if we can in the next hour or so. well one of president mugabe's most controversial policies was land reform it made it legal for black zimbabweans to seize properties for my farmers without any compensation the farm a sort safety in neighboring countries like gambia the policy was meant to consolidate mr mugabe's support but instead it decimated the farming industry is turn your page. doug stanley loves the smell of freshly turned the site of his harvest makes it all worth the hard work farming is in his blood now he's working in zambia having been driven off as famine zimbabwe by supporters of president
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robert mugabe fourteen years ago i bought my from after independence you know and i got clearance from the government to say that they weren't interested in that land and then. you know to be told to move along you know it's quite a thing and you do you do all that development. it was my home four thousand white farmers were forced off the land damaging zimbabwe's agriculture industry its main export crop tobacco has almost recovered but the maize harvest which is also been hit by years of drought remains too large to feed the nation people are dying of starvation so their fruit. you know we are really living in. squalor a few and probably farmers in zambia and we actually exporting fruit juice about with zambia isn't the only country benefiting from the zimbabwean farmers expertise
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many are in south africa botswana and mozambique to another to some ministers around the horn but read the stories about. five years ago and drive around to the farm and there was absolutely nothing happening and it wasn't only the white farmers who were affected their workers also suffered poor members living in fear of mugabe's supporters on the farm he flayed just before it was seized he's also still hurt by what happened a country is not about white black yes. yes . though it does give a wrong there are zimbabweans who disagree many say they have been affected from the government's reforms. but they were devastating for those forced off the land they had invested time money and so much more and. now we don't belong
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anywhere we would like a lost tribe they are making a positive contribution and other countries but it isn't the same because it isn't hard tiny a page out. the police in papua new guinea have entity decommissioned prison camp on man a silent trying to evict refugees who are refusing to leave about fifty of them left in buses but around three hundred thirty others say they're too afraid to go outside the formal australian run facility fearing attacks by local people the prison camp was closed last month after papua new guinea ruled it was unconstitutional now since then the refugees have been living in increasingly filthy conditions with clean water or supplies there was a refugee on the island gave al-jazeera details of a police raid. in the immigration markets. so many are short for the. prison camp and it isn't.
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locked up for a few days. i know gratian not. for me they are destroying everything all of belonging. they are throwing. you know our shell. talking with people treating people then you must read them on the roof you need to be refusing to leave the prison camp because they are so young that we are not going to need this prison compound go to another prison. well the australian prime minister is insisting the refugees should go to the alternative accommodation that's been provided for them on the island they are
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staying there is obviously designed they think this is somewhere they can pressure the australian government to let them come to australia well we will not be pressured i want to be very clear about this. our border security the integrity of our borders is maintained by my government it is maintained by my government and we will not outsource our migration policy to people smugglers the people on manis should go to the places alternative places of safety with all of the facilities they need they should do so peacefully and they should do so you know accordance with unlawful directions of poppy and guinea is the country in which the center is like. patrick mcgorry is a professor of you for mental health at the university of melbourne he says the men are not getting the psychological treatment they need these men are chronically suicidal they are extremely demoralized after four years of incarceration with no
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real hope about their future and even though the engineer refugees there's really no clear immediate plan for resettlement for them so in those situations then with the withdrawal of venture presence medical care and supervision there's a very significant risk of suicides occurring and that's one of the concerns that we have now are a strain medical association the president of that association dr michael gannon has made a bid to. urge the minister peter dutton to allow the strain of medical association to send a expert medical team over to assess the health needs including mental health needs of these men. still to come on this program efforts to end the war in syria will analyze it too many players could complicate a possible solution plus. i'm john hendren in fulton texas a town celebrating the thanksgiving holiday still devastated from hurricane army.
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the rain clouds have well and truly gathered across southern parts of china down into the southwest more big downpours coming in here cool and while cloudy there for hong kong on friday with a high of sixteen degrees celsius and the rain really setting in as we go on into sas they could be colder still just fifteen degrees at this stage. and they continue to be driven in the cross good parts of vietnam over the next day. for the philippines over the next day. they make their way across the by of bengal all the way down into much of india wish it be sacked old and final more clout there into southern parts having said that and said the possibility of some some showers
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a little bit of that weather just up the eastern side of india over the next. days drawing a. small in the cool air there into the northern plains new delhi at around twenty three degrees to into the arabian peninsula over the next day just twenty six celsius here in doha with a little bit of cloud for friday a possibility of one or two spots in the. central parts of saudi arabia and southern end of the red sea with a chance of seeing some wet weather a little drier and brighter by saturday. you are making very pointed remarks where on line the main us response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been to criminalize or if you join us on sad to know evil person this wakes up over the morning and says i want to cover the world in darkness this is
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a dialogue and that could be what leading to some of the confusion in lima about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera. you're watching al-jazeera a reminder of our top stories this hour leaders in me and and bangladesh have signed a deal to repatriate the refugees the six hundred thousand have escaped what amnesty international describes as a dehumanizing apartheid regime and today says the process will get underway within two months. zimbabwe's former president robert mugabe was granted immunity from
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prosecution under a deal brokered as part of his resignation security and political sources have told al-jazeera the agreement guarantees his safety in zimbabwe that means he won't go into exile. the un is urging australia to keep deescalating tensions at the prison camp it used to run the refugees in papua new guinea earlier the police entered the facility on man asylum trying to evict hundreds of refugees who are refusing to leave. the united nations says syrians in a perceived suburb of the capital damascus are so hungry they're scavenging from litter bins government forces and their allies have cut off a rebel held district of eastern ghouta for five years days of relentless airstrikes are bombarded the opposition stronghold and the world food program says the situation could worsen for around one hundred seventy five thousand people when food stocks run out very soon. the russian president has told his turkish and iranian counterparts there is a real chance of ending the conflict in syria of the timea putin believes
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a new stage has been reached in the conflict he says syria's president bashar al assad pledged to hold new elections under un supervision russia iran and turkey a key players in the conflict russia and iran back a while turkey back some rebel groups. lebanon's prime minister says the recent political crisis was a wake up call reminding his people to put their country first ahead of regional issues. put his resignation on hold when he returned to beirut on weapons day after the president asked for more dialogue he made the sudden announcement to step in the saudi capital riyadh more than two weeks ago the move was seen as part of the regional rivalry between saudi arabia and iran hariri heads a coalition government with the iranian backed group hezbollah which has welcomed his return. from beirut the political crisis but the main problem between the two major political alliances the pro. camps has not gone away hezbollah's arms
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and the groups to militarily intervene in conflicts. borders have long divided the lebanese political differences that are unlikely to be resolved anytime soon. i believe an agreement can be reached to stick to the disassociation policy lebanon should stay away from all the conflicts of the arab region we need to disappear because our politics. just like. the ball game. play with them all controlling them and many of them. thinking by him for three weeks ago lebanon found itself yet again on the brink prime minister resigned while he was in saudi arabia it was unexpected even his closest aides were shocked to stay in the key. mysterious many in lebanon including the president accused of forcing him to resign and holding him hostage last week he
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left riyadh for paris after french mediation he came back to day he then decided to suspend his resignation saying he wants to give time for dialogue so what happened many here believe it was not an internal lebanese affair against the do when you could be a major power as you small opposed to avoid direct conflicts which is the case between iran and saudi they each supporting small groups in lebanon to fight their battle for example the saudis are using prime minister hariri to pressure iran and hezbollah are not level of blood and not have eighteen six hereon groups and many of them are supported by foreign powers and none of them are sticking to dissociation policy here nor are they working for the interests of living on the. iraqi forces have launched an operation to clear remaining eisel fighters out of the desert bordering syria troops from the iraqi army and the popular mobilization forces are taking part in the campaign against isis fighters hiding in
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a large strip of border land the iraqi prime minister haidar about it says he laments the final defeat of the group in iraq once the operation has ended. the four countries blockading cats are have added two institutions and eleven people to what they call the quote lists of terror saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt claim the cattle are based world a union of muslim scholars and international islamic council from a terrorism through islamic discourse but offer no evidence the world union of muslim scholars is headed by use of. sunni and shia members in september it condemns saudi arabia for the reported arrest of more than twenty muslim scholars they're both groups have a big following across the world the individuals added to the list include members of the outlawed egyptian muslim brotherhood. yemen's main international airport hasn't reopened despite the saudi led coalition saying it would the military alliance had announced they would be allowing humanitarian aid into sana'a airport
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and the seaport of who died they'd been facing increasing pressure from the u.s. and the u.n. to lift the blockade ports were closed two weeks ago after who the rebels fired a missile at the saudi capital riyadh the u.n. and aid agencies say the measures could lead to mass starvation jamie mcgoldrick is the u.n. humanitarian coordinator in yemen he told us earlier requests are being made to offload the aid but there's been no movement so far. well i was going to see the innocent from the coalition to see them that were there and of course all humanitarian cargoes that come in and we also hear the sound was also because of the. quest then to bring sensible pork diet and so if for grain or all of the with the same time for the sun here or for you in an international passengers to come where we were told the in the northern gate received a says twelve o'clock on the twenty third which is today so in person their obligations
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for the quest for the ships to come into the ports and also for flights to come and to deliver political material to some and also to bring you know actual stuff so all we're expecting through the normal procedures to get aboard overnight and we all flew those planes can resume to more and more for the some albany of the ports as well as north acacias are the actual operational start of nothing's been logging i think you said i was a little more from mission stations in the un itself the thing as well we were out of the there was a letter from the second general which said that they want to the ports open to the airport open and then the un grid send an international team to me to discuss some of the concerns that so english and the team will be dispatched as soon as we get the green light to see that back we were in the not just the humanitarian side of things of the source of commercial issues that we need the fuel shortage in the countries very severe and we want to try measuring the fuel is also
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a comedy to this part of this organised by the so nickel addition to a lower operations to continue. the pressure is on for hundreds of thousands of students in south korea as they said big exams the all important college entrance test softens at the course of a young person's future this year they were postponed because of a rare earth quake kathy novak reports now from so. the years of study and long nights of after school tuition have all come down to this. i prepared a lot but now that the days here i feel uneasy and nervous was. was welcome to school by younger friends students in this new tory asli competitive country know the day long exam can determine not only what university they will attend but also their career and marriage prospects and ultimately their status in society the exam day has become a national event these students have sewn up early this year on their classmate
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late comers can have a police escort and police aren't allowed to take off morning during the english listening. when a rare earthquake damaged buildings in the southern regions of the country the exam was postponed across the nation by a week. but it is no longer a make or break event for everyone while her classmates were cramming in the hours before the test known as the sooner and was relaxing in a cafe with a friend she attends a specialized school and has already been accepted into university through a relatively new system which considers high school grades essays and extracurricular activities instead of the single exam i feel grateful because i know there are some people who who look towards those who know that their last chance to prove themselves and they study so hard to just show everything that they
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have studied and one day a growing number of students have been opting for the new system today only thirty percent of university applications are based primarily on exam results. the education and college admissions systems are changing to ease fierce competition among students and to provide more learning opportunities a focus more on learning and less on memory. i believe the level of stress that students have from study is lower than the past second year student kung sailin agrees her stress levels are lower than they might have been but still not exactly low sure the us just still exists because you know there are many academies and students are pressured to be more excelling because the universe in a verse cities are you know a big factor in their futures. and for many students this test could still be the crucial factor that determines what kind of future they will have kathy novak
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al-jazeera soul. demands by the u.s. government to free five businessman imprisoned in venezuela are being dismissed by the president nicolas maduro the executives with jule nationality were detained as part of a corruption investigation they work for cit to go that's a u.s. subsidiary of venezuela's state owned oil giant. in time the ministry not only did venezuelan executives from citgo were in venezuela for a meeting and were detained under order of the attorney general based on a complaint that i made now the united states embassy says that five of the six detainees are american citizens and since they're american citizens the u.s. government has demanded that they be released these people were born in venezuela they are venezuelans they will be judged for corrupt thieves and traitors that they are hurrican harvey was the most expensive tropical cyclone ever wind and flooding caused nearly two hundred billion dollars worth of damage breaking the record set
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by hurricane katrina in two thousand and five nowhere was harvey's devastation felt more than in a run since county in texas where hundreds remain homeless for thanksgiving john hendren is spending the holiday in the texan town of fulton. here with me any moment now over on this thanksgiving holiday the people of fulton texas have fewer blessings to count. for manic depression. we're going to have a christmas eve is going to get a christmas. card. mayor jimmie kendrick lost his barn two cars in much of his electricity in hurricane harvey and he considers himself lucky . three months after the eye of the storm ravaged nearly every building here a survey returned by most of iran's as counties remaining twenty five hundred students brought stunning news they got quite a few of their own with that ninety eight percent of those they're homeless in some
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way according to the texas law and school that means they could be without electricity or could be in the situation or living with somebody else two percent and we're still living in tents. many live in this tent city even as demolition crews are still tearing down their homes about twenty trailer homes from the federal emergency management agency have arrived here in arends this county but three hundred fifty families have asked for help finding housing the fulton fishing pier used to be a gathering place for the town and it was practical the money generated from running fishing gear and selling snacks here paid for the police department but since the powerful winds of hurricane harvey tore through it at points it needs to be rebuilt from scratch many hotels restaurants and stores are either financially wiped out or wiped off the map what did you lose in hurricane harvey our little american dream so we lost our hardware brand new business it was all right here
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yeah it was just right here front door was right there ok so he's putting the deck up today donna townsend own three businesses here one was destroyed one was badly damaged the third was rescued by fulton residents say the neighbor's house yeah they were is and friends and customers know everybody needs a place to least say hello again how are you so the sugar shack became the town hall pretty much pretty much as texans along the gulf of mexico begin the long task of rebuilding their lives most of those we talked to say on this holiday they're thankful for what remains john hendren al-jazeera fulton texas. and of fancy rewinding our top stories check out the websites al-jazeera don't call.
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this is al-jazeera these are your headlines leaders in bangladesh have signed a deal to repatriate the refugees at least six hundred thousand have escaped what amnesty international describes as a dehumanizing apartheid regime and the day the process will get underway within two months scott highlight how small from. myanmar has been facing increasing international pressure over the situation with the or hinge of refugees and that outflow massive outflow from a kind state following a military crackdown here some three months ago they have been facing international pressure from human rights groups various reports saying that this was ethnic cleansing the united states secretary of state rex tillerson just on wednesday evening called it ethnic cleansing for the first time to drop administration has used that phrase so they have been facing some serious international pressure so they need to show some progress resolving the situation zimbabwe's former president
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robert mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution under a deal brokered as part of his resignation security and political sources told al jazeera the agreement guarantees his safety in zimbabwe and means he won't go into exile mugabe hasn't been seen or heard from since he quit but this is said to be the first photo of him and his wife taken some time after he stepped down the u.n. is urging australia to help deescalate tension at the prison camp it used to run for refugees in pop in guinea earlier the police sent to the facility on minus island trying to evict hundreds of refugees who are refusing to leave. iraqi forces have launched an operation to clear the remaining eyesore fighters out of the desert bordering syria troops from the iraqi army and the shia popular mobilization forces are taking part in the campaign against leisel fighters hiding in a big strip of border land yemen's main international airport hasn't reopened despite the saudi led coalition saying it would the military alliance had announced they would be allowing humanitarian aid into santa's airport and the seaport who
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data they'd been facing more pressure from the u.s. and the u.n. to lift the blockade ports were close to weeks ago after who theoretical fired a missile at the saudi capital riyadh those are your headlines the news continues after the stream i'm back a little time tomorrow i'll see you then. africa going through seismic changes country stands out because it's considered so successful why is the. president of ghana. talk to watch. at this time. and you're in the strain today is the company trying to turn protesting into a crime some civil rights activists things and they are fine.

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