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one hundred fifty volunteers working for several working buses is working class attendance has improved the volunteers also act as security guards you are making very pointed remarks where on line the u.s. response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been criminalized or if you join us on sex. other than the morning and says i want to cover the world in darkness this is a dialogue that could be what leading to some of the confusion a lot about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera. zira.
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hello there i'm julie mcdonald this is the news hour live from london coming up in the next sixty minutes the un security council meets to tackle the grim business of people trafficking as evidence mimes the trade is booming. carefully chosen words pope francis avoids mentioning the residents of crisis during a key address in the last days you know this isn't. for. him. and i repeat. all done and let me approach it were a kenyatta promises to unite kenya as he's sworn in for a second term as president. but in time for that coin the cryptocurrency sir just passed the ten thousand dollar mark for the first terrace and in peru we'll hear what motivates them to push their bodies to the absolute limit.
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of their warm welcome to the news hour the u.n. security council is holding a briefing on the libyan slavery crisis evidence has emerged that hundreds of people have been optioned in modern day slave markets in libya for as little as four hundred dollars maybe as the main transit hub for refugees and migrants attempting to reach southern europe by sea we'll have the very latest from the u.n. in a moment but first this report from burnett's smith. this is not where these migrants want to be heading back to the african continent thanks to a from the italian government to reinforce libya's coast guard it's helped cut the number of migrants arriving in italy two hundred twenty two thousand in the last three months it's the lowest total for four years but people trafficking networks in libya continue to flourish because of government chaos as rival groups battle for power. these are repatriated to the ivory coast from libya so they risk being
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sold into slavery oh it's not forget about this all africans over there in libya they sell men even fifteen year old libyans are there in a car they're armed the coming kidnap you and the so you've heard seventy to one hundred fifty dollars and then others will resell you i think they're going to leave the ship as soon as you arrive in libya the first thing that happens is that you are taken away and sold our black brothers from west africa wherever you are from a million a cynical ease or any other nationality from the west even ibori and you are sold and for what seven hundred dollars but these moderates will tell you that life is so hard in their home country that it's worth almost any risk to make a new start in europe now with the advent of the smartphone and with facebook and others pushing into africa a youngster can meet a smuggler in two seconds on the phone now that nothing is being done to challenge that they think they're following a dream to europe they end up in the mall in the grip of these repay shoes smuggler
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despite increased patrols the u.n. says more than one hundred sixty thousand people have made it across the mediterranean to york this year about three thousand have drowned on bernard smith al-jazeera when i can is that the u.n. headquarters is there mike so in a country like every which is essentially a failed state what power does the u.n. have to help my. well this is exactly what the u.n. security council has been discussing and not coming up with any concrete measures at this particular point this emergency session was called by france which says that every effort must be taken to try and address of this massive problem of slavery within libya in particular the issue of sanctions was raised against individuals and entities also said the french ambassador before the meeting perhaps using the international criminal court in short he said the council's got to explore every form of international law in
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a way of dealing with this particular problem but as it is the security council not coming up with any immediate measures this could take days weeks even months before it comes up with some concrete way to address this ongoing crisis but what's very clear as well is that the issue of human trafficking is a consequence of not just the failed state of libya but also of image of migration of forced migration throughout the continent remember that some ninety percent of those fleeing crises in the rest of the continent actually pass through libya on their way to seek some form of safety i can with their lives from the end mike. see us if there's a vice president i think we're actually going to be able to go now to the libyan national transitional council marty rabbies a former advisor to them and friend of the libyan human rights commission he joins me now live from urban california omar very warm welcome to the program first of
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all can i gauge your reaction to the accusations of human trafficking on this scale in libya. turby not to robbie but at any rate this is being going on for quite some time even the old regime the dictatorship struggled with what they called the five. things that were going on. human trafficking. weapon trafficking. used to be roaming around now isis roaming around and then you also have drug trafficking. there is corruption within the mediterranean european system as well not many people are pointing to that at this point with then they tie in infrastructure there as well and also is a country in in the mediterranean that no one ever points or pays any attention to
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the little island of malta there are from what i understand from that time frame like two thousand and six or so there were some human trafficking lord that were based in malta that made substantial amount of money trafficking people libya like many countries the border is a very porous very open it's going to be extremely hard to control the borders what is really needed is. work to institute a viable government in libya not a failed state the system in libya the government the libya is helpless libya doesn't even have any diplomatic corps in europe or in the western world that can actually reach out effectively if you have a home i said in my the nice and then that is. how does the u.n.
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or any other international body or country go up by shoring up a proper viable government in libya. the u.n. has has made several mistakes in the past twenty four months i think and they can do a coalition government in tripoli and do away with the elected body in tobruk so what needs to be done it may take six months it may take twelve months but we have to build a system governing system in libya that we can trust ok many of european nations italian france the u.k. and then you go to the united states they do not want to put any equipment on the ground because they don't trust haven't these equipment are weapons or machinery in the hands that may or fall on the wrong hands so we're suffering because of that so there has to be a system to have a security system border security systems in place. that can function so everybody
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looks at this and says how do we do this how do we make it work without haven't a functioning democratic democratic is a is not the word these days a functioning government in libya it's going to be very hard to institute anything the border is a very wide open so it's going to take a lot of money it's going to take a lot of effort and it just can't be superficial the security council has to raise the issue of borders in libya much higher because it's going to cause many more people twenty two thousand and that's still a substantial number of people coming across the border to italy and there's going to be many more that all are on to some new guys later on what we can just why are we hearing about this not you know we obviously from your perspective and from many others that we've spoken to over the years here on al-jazeera we've known that this slave trading if we can call it that is happening so why do you think this is come to the fore now and will it make any difference that at the moment it's i was there
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circulating on the international media. it's been happening and it's been there if it's just because c.n.n. picked it up two weeks ago it doesn't mean it hasn't been going on it's been going on for quite some time even the dictatorship. regime was not able to deal with it effectively and there were some systems that were supposed to go into place in fact there were substantial payments paid to large european and american firms that are in the security business in excess of a quarter billion dollars that didn't go anywhere they were frozen that whitman still sits in tripoli in some places so there's gotta be a much more effective way going forward libya is right in the center of the mediterranean sea and it's a very important nation there whether you like it or not something has got to be done that stupid government in tripoli doesn't know what they're doing and you know i want to point something very important i would hear libya does not have effective
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contact with the european community you have embassador in holland that doesn't know even how to speak english you have one in italy doesn't speak italian you have one in london has no contact with the british government these idiots sit in their embassies and do no effective contact with the european community or the european government you have a charge an affair in washington that doesn't have any hardly any contact with the u.s. government so there's got to be got to be some kind of an overhaul of the foreign contacts system from libya on to that in the world so that we can get some affective work in handling libyans borders it is not going to be easy it's going to take a lot of money is going to take a lot of effort and only when it gets really bad is when this you cure it comes is going to say we're going to step in and do something about it it's going to take is going to take us the again to take a lot of money it's going to take surveillance by you know by airplanes but on the ground by sea this is
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a very large nation the third it's the size of the one third of the united. so it's going to require a lot of work omar's hurdler joining me for we do it early in convenes in california omar we're going to have to leave it there and you so much for joining me omar turby there former adviser walk into the libyan national transitional council the founder of the libyan human rights commission thank you very much for joining me sir u.s. vice president mike pence says president trump is actively considering when i'm hired to move the u.s. embassy in israel from tel of if to jerusalem a controversial move is something trump has previously valued that he would to complete how could joins us live from the white house hi there kimberly so what exactly then is pence been saying. well certainly this is caught many by surprise given the fact that in june donald trump signed a waiver effectively postponing that pledge that he made on the campaign trail to move the u.s. embassy from tel aviv to jerusalem certainly this is significant because the
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statements the suggesting the possible not signing of the waiver by the president in the future is significant given the fact that vice president mike pence made these comments on the anniversary of the seventy years since that u.n. vote creating the jewish state and anniversary that was marked in new york city and while for the past twenty years congress and successive administrations have expressed a willingness to move our embassy. as we speak president donald trump is actively considering when and how to move the american embassy and israel from telling the. cameras. so we can really why is he saying all of this now. well because there is an imminent deadline julie of early december for the president to sign that waiver once again you heard the vice president there talking about how for twenty years this is something that has been done in the u.s.
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congress will in one thousand nine hundred ninety five is the u.s. congress that effectively mandated through law that that embassy should be moved to jerusalem but all of the presidents since then have signed this waiver citing national security as a reason for not making that move but now we have the president up against this deadline of early december and whether or not to sign the waiver that has been the tradition and also has really been an international consensus for some seventy years that jerusalem is an international city so now there is the signaling by the trumpet ministration perhaps that waiver will not be signed certainly this is going to cause concern not just for some in the united states but of course also the palestinian position has always been that any move of the u.s. embassy to jerusalem would be a violation of international law and also could set off unrest not just in the occupied palestinian territories but also in the wider arab world committee out of
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their life in the white house committee thank you pope francis says voided mention of man was written jim is the minority as he appeared alongside the country's leader aung sun suu chief the paul potts touched on the wreckage of crisis but he never directly named the ethnic group as widely expected he insisted me and mark should respect the rights of all ethnicities scott hyde the reports. pope francis traveled to the capital in a poor tuesday on a day trip for me and dan to meet on song suchi she introduced the pope after their closed door meeting of the many challenges that our government has been facing the situation in the rakhine has most strongly captured the attention of the world. touching on the issue that many are waiting to be brought up the plight of the rangers. while not calling them by name though he has before he alluded to their plight a growing number of nations and international bodies are calling ethnic cleansing.
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the future me and my must be peace a peace based on respect for the dignity and rights of each member of society respect for each ethnic group and decided to take respect for the rule of law and respect for the democratic order that enables each individual and every group next clue did to offer its legitimate contribution to the common good. earlier in the day here the pope started his first full day in myanmar by conducting an interfaith meeting with buddhist christian hindu jewish and muslim representatives. when represented muslims he was on the rakhine commission led by the former head of the united nations kofi anon they provided recommendations on the real hinge a crisis like i didn't use the word i didn't mention about the prices but i did see there. is a multi-racial multi-religious literalistic society where diversity
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and unity prevails but recently religion has been hijacked and it has been politicised the roman catholic leader is due to hold mass in a stadium and gone on wednesday it will be the first time to speak to the tens of thousands of christians who've traveled from all over me and mar to see it's got al-jazeera. well there's much more to come here on the news hour a guilty plea from a turkish gold trader accused of trying to evade u.s. sanctions against iran what it means for the case against his codefendant plus. john allen the greek island where more than two and a half years after the great influx of refugees to europe began people are still making this perilous street crossing from turkey every day. and it's been a year since a plane crash killed most of the chappaqua and say team will look back at how the brazilian built itself in sport with.
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its hard cash gold trader of evading u.s. sanctions on iran has been guilty and is set to testify against his co-defendants are banking official named mehmet hakan a tele well that trial underway in new york has been slammed by turkey as being politically motivated let's go live to christensen and. it is in new york and so who is this man on trial kristen and why are tar kish officials quite so upset. so the man on trial is mad how can a tele and he was the deputy general manager of the bank known as hall bank which is primarily owned by the turkish government and u.s. prosecutors say he is the person responsible for orchestrating this scheme that allowed turkey to launder billions of dollars for iran iran of course being under
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u.s. sanctions that prevent them and prevent really any company doing business with iran from using you as banks furthermore u.s. prosecutors say that this scheme took place with the knowledge of government officials in turkey at the highest level who are paid billions of dollars in bribes for this scheme to go forward now this of course has greatly upset the turkish government turkish government officials have accused the the trial of being politically motivated an attempt to impose sanctions on churchy they've even gone so far as blaming for to love glenn the exiled muslim cleric who lives in the u.s. state of pennsylvania for being behind these charges in an attempt to destabilize the government of course glenn has been accused of orchestrating a coup against turkey in the last year. and what kind of evidence is there against him. government prosecutors listed
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a whole raft of evidence that they plan to present from financial transactions records of those texts e-mails wiretap conversations with the defendant but their star witness in this case is actually a man who was supposed to be the lead defendant a man by the name of reza robb who's this flashy gold trader prosecutors describe him as the front man for this operation who set up shell companies in iran to sell gold and later food as a way of evading these sanctions they say he pledged economic jihad to the government of iran in two to fulfill this scheme and got very very rich in the process he's going to be very important to the trial moving forward and wants are a tell us lawyers then saying in his defense. well they say there's absolutely no evidence that attila took any bribes that he's a lifelong government servant and that it was actually his boss a man by the name of so lehmann osla who was really pulling the strings at the bank
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and took massive bribes in order to cover up what was going on and as far as reza zahra is concerned they describe him as a master dealmaker they say that he's going to say absolutely anything that the government wants them to wants him to in order to stay out of jail and so he can't be trusted that's their argument because since the me there live from new york chris and thank you. kenya's president of her kenya has urged his divided nation to move on from months of political upheaval after being sworn in for a second term his inauguration ceremony follows a violent drawn out election process which included two disputed polls and nasa is calling on all latest to serve the nation regardless of political affiliation he says he will dedicate all of his energy to building unity and nation. today. is the one hundred twenty third day. since we began on august eighth. today's inauguration they have four months weekend and
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i repeat the end of our electoral process the elections. are now family behind us it's been a trying time. but once again kenyans of showing their resilience and calming their passions and the passions that accompany political competition catherine so i was at the swearing in ceremony that took place in nairobi. president who are looking at the must be very relieved it's been a long and difficult election period and his message today really was about unity was very big on unity he knows too well that millions of supporters of the opposition do not support his presidency so he is reaching out to these people saying that he wants to be a president who will say that he's going to devote this five years in office to you know unite all king and he also talked about achievements of his government in the
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last five years and this is something that he wants to continue he's talking about introducing free secondary education expanding maternal health care a continuing with a growth constructions that he had started at the railway that he had started that his government had started constructing he's also talking about connecting more people to the national electricity grid but a lot of people are really saying that he needs to deal with the apollo go to the streets and many kenyans will tell you this struggling to make ends meet the cost of living is very high more than sixty thousand people came to cheer. on many of them are leaving not knowing where they're going to get their next meal so this is something that he wants they want him to address as a matter of an audience and many other people also saying that he needs to decisively deal with corruption in the public sector that is something that he didn't really do in the last in his last stand so people are saying he needs to deal with that this is his last time he needs to leave
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a good and lasting legacy he needs to make this things work to people including a seven year old child or kill the supporters of rival leader raul clashed with police as in get rejected kenya his inauguration vowing to hold his own swearing in ceremony as president in just two weeks face five rifles and tear gas to break up a large crowd of adding a supporter he says can now this presidency is illegitimate and vying to push for new elections amid a miller has more. residents of the syria have been gathering all morning on the outskirts of the track around the grounds now that's where the opposition the national super alliance and its leader raila odinga had wanted to hold a rally or a commemoration of its supporters who have been killed in recent days police are determined to keep these protesters out of the jacaranda ground are now moving in to the residential area which demonstrators have been gathering all morning they
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say they're angry with police they're calling police murderous this is after a number of opposition supporters have allegedly been killed by police the opposition says at least twenty seven in recent days that's after the presidential rerun the protesters here say it's their right to gather to demonstrate peacefully we've seen protesters throwing stones though and we've seen police retaliate with tear gas a number of times the planned commemoration and rally were abandoned but raila odinga did try to come to this area but he was stopped by police while speaking to supporters he said he will have a swearing in of his own he says who are akin yatta is an illegitimate president who's beginning his second term in office after a sham election. actually used chapter one of the constitution the people mean and we have said that and before but well we should hold the people's assembly
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back will swear me into office once raila odinga finished addressing his supporters here in america see and they were dispersed police have maintained a high presence in this area confrontations between themselves and demonstrators appear to continue and there's no sign of the tensions easing anytime soon learned syria envoy staff under mr assess the syrian government has agreed to a cease fire in east and go to the post by russia the rebel held area. on the outskirts of damascus has come under heavy bombardment in the past forty eight hours ahead of the eighth round of ginny's the talks to try and end the conflict talks were meant to begin on tuesday but the government delegation said won't arrive until wednesday diplomats get as a james bays is in geneva. the syrian talks a back on in geneva but only one of the two sides are present the syrian opposition to be meeting with the u.n. special envoy stefan de mistura at the hotel in the last few hours here at u.n.
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headquarters but the syrian government perspire on their trip angry they say some comments by the opposition there are those that believe the real reason for the delay was to allow the syrian military to continue their operations in east and go to the u.n. special envoy though says he's now received word there will be a cease fire i was just informed by do russian standard today or to people a meeting that the russians have proposed to end the government defects have to do a sci fi only temple because we were and are very content to tell now we need to see where did this take place but it is not coincidental that they've actually been proposed to and agreed upon just the day of the beginning of this station the syrian government delegation will arrive here on wednesday it's not clear whether they'll have talks straight away the opposition say they want to meet with them face to face around the same table they stay four people have been killed including
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twenty from the same family in a series of airstrikes near the syrian town of all bowl commercial areas one of the last remaining pockets on the ice or control in syria has come under attack from both russian and international coalition planes. after a major hurricane last year half of our haitians are now risk of famine the country's new president issues an appeal for help. wrongly. tiger woods for pairing to make a long awaited return to golf so we'll have more on that in sports. hello winter housebroken through iran middle east so you can see any kind of cloud
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could produce more interesting weather but temporarily we're still talking about the caucasus in the caspian sea there's a kill there the cold front will take a little bit of rain through took on a stand and possibly north of that otherwise it's fairly quiet couples back in the sunshine at twelve thirty in fact that's slowly warming up to about twenty in like a shower too of the eastern med for the event but love to speak a bit of his sunshine here with the regular snow proving it to something caucasus and i saw you usually of course because temperatures down to one can feel quite cold in some places we are below thirty today max in places like the western side of the peninsula we're up into the low thirty's that for mecca but yemen disappointing and it's very cold at night as well but it's what you might expect is normal this is average temperatures in southern africa the rain has recently been quite poky in the eastern side of south africa but if you watch for the cloud is going the bright whites show you the deepest clouds are told clouds heavy showers
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mainly it's the north northern mozambique and tanzania and zambia i think we have on the heaviest rain the next not to preclude a few showers but the south. no i'm not gonna. sit down on. its own without me. defining my disability on al-jazeera well just. the nature of news as it breaks last time synagogue qualified for the world cup was in two thousand and fifteen years on it hope to do even better in russia next year with detailed coverage try to imagine that only seven years ago people were living
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right here from me now defeat has taken over their land from around the world donald trump is promising a major policy announcement on trade a potential chaos' to khorat a missed opportunity abroad. the mind of the top stories here on al-jazeera the un security council has met to discuss reports of a growing slave trade industry in libya pope francis has avoided any direct mention of pain was written jim is the minority or claims of ethnic cleansing during his speech in a peace deal kenya's president who were kenya has been sworn in for
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a second term as two opposition supporters are killed in fighting with weeks. u.k. foreign secretary has met with the foreign ministers of saudi arabia the u.a.e. and oman in london as part of efforts to find a peaceful solution to the war in yemen speaking ahead of the meeting boris johnson said his government wanted to push for the full we opening of ports within yemen the saudi led coalition mind to the sea and air blockade already this month to prevent supplies reaching hooty rebels hope penance and this update. no defining breakthrough moment from these talks this forum that's been held here in london but an indication from the u.k. of the urgency of the matter and recognition according to the foreign and commonwealth office at least from the saudis the u.a.e. oman and the u.s. and of course the u.n. about the humanitarian plight being faced by the yemeni civilians three million of whom have been displaced tens of thousands of whom have been killed over the past
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three years and this blockade of the past two and a half weeks causing real genuine hardship now although the blockade is being eased the trickle of humanitarian supplies which you've been able to get into yemen is hardly enough to feed the starving thousands of the those affected by cholera as well and aid agencies are extremely worried about the deteriorating situation there the foreign office minister from the u.k. has spoken in the wake of the meeting to say that the saudis understand the urgency of delivering humanitarian aid but at the same time they also want to have security from the kind of missiles that we saw fired from the hutu rebels that said there is a recognition of the great urgency although resolving the situation will be dictated by events on the ground and that includes the delivery of humanitarian aid as well as preventing any further rocket attacks
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and they have a small time in western germany who was attacked with a knife says the incident was politically motivated andrus whole stein was attacked on monday at a kebab shop and escaped with only a small cut after the shock almost came to his a hole same as known for his liberal my good policy under his leadership the town of altima has taken a more refugees than it is required to. but because. he said you let me die of thirst and you bring two hundred refugees to altoona and then he stood behind me with the knife against my throat i grabbed it and pushed it away which wasn't one hundred percent successful since i still got a small cut they had to be closed up i was very lucky that the two people running the combat shop helped me despite the risk that they might also be injured up to two hundred refugees a day are arriving at the main government run camp on the greek island of les boss it's struggling to cope with the influx and harsh winter conditions are fast approaching still. there is little prospect of them travelling further.
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for more than two and a half years people have been making the perilous journey across the water from turkey many have lost their lives trying to reach the safety of europe's shores and still they come. i lose my have my car i lose my family. just my life i. feel for our baby. i just know that. it's now well known that europe's borders are closed the greece offers little prospect of one would travel to countries like germany. you know. but beyond the friendly smile of a volunteer camp worker they're about to discover another grim reality.
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there are no bathrooms we haven't had a shower for ten days. hussein and her family from iraq weren't prepared for the dire conditions inside the main government run camp boss island and this is all greece has for them and with winter approaching they're trapped here like thousands of others i believe what we see today is also part of the current strategy the message is very very clear if you want to apply for asylum in europe this is what you will find that where you will stay more than for a long period of time your needs will not be even. and you will probably stay there . if as a person seeking asylum you managed to survive the sea crossing by small rubber boat from turkey twelve miles away you might arrive as many have done at this pretty greek fishing port imagine if your first sight of the european union was a place like this and yet you ended up stuck for months on end in
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a place like this not all will have valid claims to asylum some will be considered migrants economic opportunists but whether they fled war or poverty there's no doubting their determination to find a better life i myself. don't you know so i. never even. maybe i did. but it is here. with stuff first place of origin gambia isn't recognized as a country at war it's likely he will be deported under the terms of e.u. policy back to turkey is journey from hell to hell not over yet jonah how al-jazeera less boss greece. online currency bit calling has surged past
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the ten thousand dollar mark for the first time doubling its value in the space of just four weeks but coins in all my payment system independent of the central banks that can be bought sold or traded online there are no notes or coins lost eight years ago it's a trying to billions of dollars of investment worldwide financial mainstream however has kept away but change maybe in the air the world's biggest derivatives exchange of rated c.m.e. who recently announced that it would start offering bitcoin futures and joining me in the studio is janine wong technology journalist the website quartz june of a warm welcome to the program just how significant is this ten thousand dollar mark well to some degree it's a kind of psychological arbitrary market ten thousand or five thousand but you know the total market value now of bitcoin is one hundred sixty eight billion which is a significant amount of value markets quite a lot of people talk about a kind of bitcoin bubble and we've seen this happen before haven't we cycles where
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you know it rises in value and then there's a crash you know how do you how do we kind of d. hold that cycle if you like of what bitcoins actually doing absolutely i mean it's worth remembering that because it's about nine years old now so it's a very young technology and a young asset class the last big bubble was twenty thirty when it hits one hundred and it took about almost four years for the for it to for the price to surpass that level so after each peak you'd have had quite severe creches it strikes me that there are adverse everywhere and i have friends based in that calling you know do this with that point i think most people don't really come to stand well because i missed i think that's the danger isn't it it's the investing public gets a sense that this is an asset that's going to make the money quickly without really understanding what what the principles of the technology behind it is i think that's what many experts are warning against in this current bitcoin bull run what do you think the sort of short term future might hold of that class and. asking you
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to look and see they go into the distance and maybe longer term what you see happening we're just going to see a repeat of these cycles as it grows sure think about so if you know economic historians have looked at this and said these sorts of cycles are quite common for young asset classes so you know mike novogratz who is a hedge fund manager has predicted bitcoin forty k. by the end of twenty eighteen which could well happen in the long term if bitcoin takes off as a technology we would expect to see the volatility volatility drop and it would start to be used much more like an everyday currency what's the attraction do you think with bitcoin because in the beginning it was kind of a it was in a slightly off the great community wasn't a bit coin in itself and the people who were using it trading it but not of that it is becoming slowly more mainstream as is that attraction party that isn't involved with the major banks you know i'm thinking since the financial crash do people want a viable alternative salut the so originally lot of libertarians were propping up
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or promoting bitcoin and now that has shifted to hedge fund traders and wall street who are chasing returns that are hard to come by in the traditional markets so bitcoin suddenly is looking very very attractive its return one hundred percent this year alone there are other currencies the like that coin on there so you know how did they differ so there are hundreds of cryptocurrency is out there. probably bit coy in a handful of them are the ones that will make a huge impact so bitcoin the theory i'm others like z cash for instance those are the ones that tend to be the ones that get all the attention and there's a long tail of hundreds of other cut cryptocurrency is can a person simply goal and buy. like tomorrow in a simple way absolutely you can download an app you can use apps like corn base coal block change info all those absolutes by bitcoin from your living room from your phone but do you think the best thing is that people. we understand what it is
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before they dive in there with their life savings that's probably a good idea you have a bit corner any asset class thanks very much for joining us thank you. now the u.s. federal reserve chair nominee jerome powell says he expects interest rates to rise power made the remarks during his senate confirmation hearing on tuesday he said he expects the central bank to continue weighs in interest rates gradually general powell is president obama's pick to leave the federal reserve as a replacement for janet yellen who was appointed by former president barack obama. we expect interest rates to rise somewhat further and the size of our balance sheet to gradually shrink however while we endeavor to make the path of policy as predictable as possible the future cannot be known with certainty so we must retain the flexibility to adjust our policies in response to economic developments. even as we draw on the lessons of the past we must be prepared to respond decisively and with appropriate force to new and unexpected threats to our nation's financial
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stability and economic prosperity. but you some breaking news now out of the south korean news agency yonhap says that north korea has fired a ballistic missile well earlier japan the take to signal suggesting that north korea may be preparing another ballistic missile launch we'll have more on this story as it comes in. now haiti's new president is pleading for international assistance as millions on the caribbean island face in the risk of famine the country's agriculture sector is still struggling after last year's hurricane matthew destroyed nearly six hundred million dollars worth of corpse livestock and fisheries to risible has more now from roche about. a uni self treatment center in russia by the door in southern haiti dozens of menorahs children come here every day to receive medical help. me glenn plessy morning brings her daughter just thirteen every few days she's
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a teen months old. i lost my house in the hurricane right now i'm trying to rebuild it i'm struggling to feed my kids she's not eating well she gets sick all the time doctors here have intensified efforts in this area to fight my nutrition in haiti that has been hit by natural disasters in the last two years over and over again half of the population is officially minority the children brought here have been diagnosed with my nutrition due to not wholly shortages of food but also to the quality of once they're in this place they're given this special for that is made of peanut vitamins and other components and they're also treated for related illnesses like parasites. most of the people in the southern part of the country depend on agriculture to survive but hurricane matthew last year killed cattle and
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crops. on the strong wind destroyed my house and my legs do injured before the hurricane we used to have a place to work and gardens but we don't have anything right now. even in the coastal areas hardship is everywhere these days these fisherman spent hours trying to get something to eat when her. usenet is useless even though we put it here hours it came out with nothing during the hurricane we lost so much nobody comes here to give us anything. haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world that heavily relies on international assistance but aid has been slowing down in the last two years. analysts say haiti's government has not prioritized the country's most vulnerable moment the most and the government the moans of the three hundred percent increase but the first thing the majority of the population of the country and worse and living conditions that already poor. haiti is
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extremely vulnerable to changing weather patterns which have a direct impact on people's lives here only prevention and continuing international support is what could impede these people's lives from getting worse. i just see that. haiti. president has opened a three month amnesty window for the return of stolen public funds and western men and i go out says that those individuals and companies that have illegally stashed money abroad have until the end of february to give it back the government says all those who fail to comply will be arrested and prosecuted when and i was sworn in as president on friday and promised to talk corruption following robert mugabe's thirty seven year long. al-jazeera is demanding the release of its journalists mahmoud hussein has been in an egyptian prison ay for eleven months hussein is accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly
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deny his repeated they complained of mistreatment in jail he was arrested on december the twentieth visiting family. follies a report has been shot for a second day as an erupting volcano disrupts travel plans and threatens thousands on the indonesian island mind agonist being huge kinds of action to the air and small explosions can be hard but officials are warning a larger eruption is imminent natascha going to more. towers of volcanic ash continue to shoot into the sky over bali after more than half a century of call my experts are warning of a catastrophe on mount. explosions can be heard and felt twelve kilometers away. for the second day the airport near the island capitol dome pasar is closed off ending the travel plans of thousands of tourists anyway so we don't know when it was going to happen but even if. the government said one hundred buses to the
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airport and to the island's ferry terminals to assist travelers ten airports elsewhere in indonesia are ready to handle diverted flights but the response hasn't been looking for some headaches outside the government will be doing enough to help the foreign tourists there are thousands of people stranded here at the airport they have to go to another airport and the are trying to do that but the government of the authorities. islanders are nearby lombok say the amount of gong eruption is hurting their businesses but it will not go over the number of foreign tourists has dropped considerably while local tourists have increased been willing to go with the covers are enjoying the spectacular event but it's a bartender life or death situation for the estimated one hundred thousand people in the danger zone. the last major eruption of mt ago in one nine hundred sixty
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three killed around eleven hundred people the talks are going to zero let's get an update on our earlier breaking news that north korea may have fired a ballistic missile that's according to the young happy news agency kathy novak is on the phone now from seoul i think what more do we know. what these early reports out of here in south korea the south korean joint chiefs of staff saying that they that north korea has an unidentified ballistic missile and that. the united states at this chance stage are checking the trajectory so that is all the information on the specific file that we have right now of course a lot of interest will be in first of all how far the misfiled travels what kind of an asylum this is and we know in the past north korea has fired two intercontinental range ballistic missiles is this another one of that type also the
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trajectory is interesting to note because in the past we also know that north korea has fired intermediate range ballistic missiles over japanese territory that caused a lot of concern of course in japan and north korea is also in the threaten to fire this on in the direction of the u.s. carry trade of all of this of course will be of great interest here in south korea and in the united states because if it were korea were to follow through on that sort of threat then the next question would be how is the u.s. likely to respond so more questions than answers i'm afraid at this stage in terms of what kind of misfile what trajectory and how far it traveled but undoubtedly will cause great concern here in south korea in japan in the united states and indeed around the world. kathy just very quickly just remind us i believe this is the first launch since that one that we saw back in september am i right in thinking that headed towards japan. that's right back at the camera the fifteen for
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the last time that we saw a ballistic missile launch or any kind of provocation from north korea something had been being made of that around on a little in political circles questions being asked about why north korea had held off or what is relatively long time by recent standards of for north korea's provocations in fact we heard from the south korean unification ministry minister just yesterday saying there could be a range of reasons why north korea held off for that long because some in analytical circles have raised the possibility that maybe this pointed to north korea perhaps being more willing to come to the negotiating table about its nuclear and the file program but other thing simply this is a cyclical seasonal thing that in the wintertime north korea turns its focus towards military winter training and that takes away some of its ability to launch
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missiles and in the past at this time of year we saw less activity in previous years even under the leadership of the current leader kim jong un so those analysts were saying not to read too much into it the other thing that the unification minister had said yesterday at his press briefing was that perhaps north korea is looking to perfect its in the south acknowledging we know that ultimately what north korea wants to do is develop an intercontinental ballistic missile that can be armed with a nuclear warhead with the ability to reach the united states it says it has that kind of range it also says that it has tested a hydrogen bomb we know its most recent nuclear test was a six and most powerful so these are all the questions that we're going to be asking when it comes to this missile and finding out what kind of missile it was kathy novak joining me there on the phone from so cal state for that update thank you let's get all the day's sport he's now with joe. julie thank you so much when
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we start in south america writes that will test run his mental strength and push their bodies to the absolute limits the famed marathon disable in morocco is known as one of the toughest races on the planet and now organizers have started a new version of the race in peru and they are off and running three hundred competitors from forty countries cross the start line of the earlier for this ultra marathon they travel across two hundred and fifty kilometers running more or less the equivalent of a marathon every day for six days the runners have to take everything with them on their backs including all their kit and food among those taking parts are complete novices who are hoping to learn from the likes of five time madame de silva champion rashid el mora beaty. i know. it's my first time in peru but i haven't used to the terrain in morocco i can say i am more than prepared to compete here hoping to achieve positive results three months of intensive training it helps a lot to adapt to the changing weather for this marathon i have prepared all the
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food that i need and as i said i am more than ready for this kind of marathon where the ultra or extreme requires tremendous effort but i'm prepared and up for the challenge ahead. well it's a year to the day since a plane crash killed nineteen players from brazilian team. the plane the plane carrying the teams the cops in america on a final run out of fuel and had a mountain just outside of methane in colombia seventy one of the seventy seven people on board were killed a year later the team has rebuilt itself goalkeeper jackson bowman who lost a leg in the crash took part in his first training session recently last week the team avoided relegation from the brazilian championship and on monday they set a new club record of nine on the same games in iraq but despite touching the hearts of many it's been a tough road back for supper when say they've struggled financially and as one journalist told us earlier they've received little help from clubs who in the immediate aftermath of the crash were quick to share their condolences. because you
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can't you do europe you have a friendly matches your. board was watched a lot of us of only eight hundred thousand euros and back in march. director of. out barcelona with with quite a shock with money was forced on us so i think that the. biggest the biggest thing that forced that there should be points of view was getting on their feet by their own yeah then we did beat me from the fourth division to the first division to the continental championship. just six years so it's really remarkable what. fourteen time major champion tiger woods trying to make his return to competitive golf woods has been out of action for nine months since having surgery on his back for the fourth time in three years the forty one year old has been practicing in nassau in the bahamas where he'll take part in the invitational
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hero world challenge later this week with also i wound up for his comeback by playing around with u.s. president donald trump last friday he'll be hoping to keep the focus on the course in his return after he was recently sentenced to twelve months probation for reckless driving. i missed playing golf for fun go out there and didn't go and play for some denominations and i have a good time i had done then two years. play nine holes here and eighteen holes here in the take three days off and come back was killing me and. i had bill play fun golf like that with my friends and such a long time forget being competitive. but this the surgery was you as you said. you was about quality of life because i didn't really have much. now scandal is threatening to tarnish the image and popularity of japan's national sport sumo wrestling reports of emerge that camilla mongolian grand champion attacked junior
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wrestler with a bottle and a karaoke remote control while drinking in a bar in tokyo last month the incident is currently being investigated by police it comes sport had just been recovering some of its fan base after a series of other violent incidents. that is if jumping off a mountain wearing earlier wingsuit wasn't thrilling enough take a look at this. all you're all. going. to french dead devils have pulled off a breathtaking stunt in the swiss alps they jumped from the top of a mountain glided behind and under a light aircraft and straight through the side door the two flies the take in more than one hundred practice flights to perfect the stunt there were a couple of earlier failed attempts but eventually they landed awkwardly in the cabin and screamed with joy. well not for me
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anyway but back to julie now in london that still definitely not for me there you can find out about all the stories we're following on our website got loads of video on demand right there and you can see our current breaking news about north korea and those reports of the police sick missile being fired barbara serat will have the rest of the day's news and probably more on that too in the next half an hour we will see you very soon. you are making very pointed remarks where on line the main u.s. response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been to
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criminalize or if you join us on say no evil person just wakes up other than the morning and says i want to cover the world in darkness this is a dialogue and that could be what leading to something that continues to lie about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera december on al-jazeera we look back at twenty seventeen through the eyes of five families who've been affected by some of the big stories of the year in an increasingly polarized world people in power sheds light on the darkest abuses of authority ten days of comprehensive coverage about nuclear arsenals around the globe and the impact they have on the diplomatic stage a special program dedicated to this year's nobel peace prize laureates i can and their pursuit of a nuclear weapon free world and we look ahead to the big stories that could
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