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just stay with you. because this conviction that everyone has a deep reservoir of time is going to have to give them the opportunity to wonderful things start to look at the actual distance there's at least twenty thousand or hinder refugees who live here we badly need at this moment leadership and so there's an interesting about that as well as i guess it's going to be the next president retaliation we're going to go. back she's very canisters of gas i believe it best to prevent the. risk if. he achieves something that never happened before. this is al-jazeera.
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welcome to the al-jazeera news hour live from our headquarters in doha with me and as ron i'm coming up in the next sixty minutes. the u.n. security council will hold an emergency session on wednesday after north korea launches its long range ballistic missile. a u.s. jury acquits a man accused of carrying out the two thousand and twelve benghazi attack on the most serious challenges. well the u.n. security council will make to tackle the grim business of people trafficking as evidence mounts the trade is booming. and it's boom time for but corners the cryptocurrency surges past the ten thousand. south korea's president is chairing a national security meeting after the u.s.
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detected an intercontinental ballistic missile launcher from north korea well president and is calling the launch a serious threat to world peace japan says the rocket was fired on the state trajectory from pyongyang and reached an altitude of four thousand kilometers before landing with an its watches tokyo requested an emergency meeting of the un security council which has been shadowed for three p.m. on wednesday u.s. defense secretary james mattis said the launch was the highest yet and shows that the north poses a worldwide threat nato says pyongyang is undermining regional and international security while the e.u. called it a grave a provocation. let's go to our correspondent in that we're going to go to our correspondent rosalind jordan in washington d.c. in a moment but first let's go to kathy novak she's joining us live from seoul what do we know about the launch so far kathy. well this launch have been in the middle
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of the night here it was about quarter past three south korea time when south korea detected this missile launch which we understand now based on the trajectory and the numbers that are coming out it is said to be an intercontinental ballistic missile the third time but north korea has launched an i.c.b.m. this year south korea responded quickly in just over five minutes the south korean armed forces launched live fire drills involving the army the navy and the air force the armed forces launched three messiah was that hit a simulated target simultaneously the message there from south korea to north korea is that it is watching what is happening in the north detects these missile launches immediately and while the missile was still in the air is launching these drills of its own which is a simulation of the kind of retaliation that could happen if these missiles were to threaten any territory of this particular one as you mention landed in japanese
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waters what we see when these missiles are tested is a loft a trajectory where you mentioned the highest altitude yet south korean joint chiefs of staff put the altitude at about four and a half thousand kilometers and what analysts at the union of concerned scientists say is if you can extrapolate the range of the i.c.b.m. if it were launched at a normal trajectory and that could put theoretically the entire u.s. mainland within the range of this particular miss ellen we know that north korea's ultimate goal is to develop an i.c.b.m. that can be armed with a nuclear weapon that can hit the u.s. mainland a little bit concerned from many different parties about this kathy we've just heard from the japanese prime minister what have they been saying. well. has been speaking on the phone with the president as we mentioned the
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japanese defense minister said this. was at the highest level yet here's a little bit more from the prime minister shinzo. your thoughts on that front of me japan's government fully evaluated the missiles movement and talk the strongest possible emergency response we will not tolerate north korea's reckless action that is trampled on the strong will of the international society to resolve the problem we have large a strong protest against north korea japan calls for an emergency meeting of the un security council i believe the international community needs to be united and to fully implement sanctions against north korea japan will not back down in the face of provocation but maximize pressure on north korea by remaining fully alert and with a strong alliance with the u.s. as a base we will protect the lives on her many of the japanese people. now we're told that in that phone call between u.s. president donald trump and the prime minister shinzo of it there that the u.s. and japan agreed to boost their deterrence capability also agreed that china must
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do more when it comes to north korea the president in here has of course condemned of the launch saying that it threatens to escalate tensions here on the korean peninsula also threatens the peace and safety of the international community and what president moon went on to say was that what he is most concerned about is a miscalculation and a situation where the united states might feel forced to take a preemptive strike against north korea because of course the fears here in south korea would be if something like that were to occur that north korea's first move would be in turn to attack this city seoul elizabeth kathy thank you very much for that for now that's kathy novak with all the very latest joining us from seoul let's go to our correspondent in washington d.c. now rosalynn jordan as live for us so we've heard from the japanese prime minister and the south korean president what has u.s. president donald trump been saying wrong. goes with the president's remarks were
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very brief but to the point the missile was launched. well go through i will tell you take care of it. generally most of them with us and that will discussion of it it is a situation that we. are so much more certain that he has been if we can say that in the past on the north korean issue rolls what can the this u.s. administration actually do now though given the recent actions they've taken just last week designating north korea a state sponsor of terrorism saying that they will impose the highest level of sanctions against them. well i don't know that it's actually correct to say the highest level of sanctions it's certainly been an egg ever expanding amount and nature of sanctions against the north korean regime in fact along with that
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designation of north korea as a state sponsor of terror it also means that the u.s. has sanctioned a chinese person and several of his businesses as well as about ten or so north korean flag ships for their involvement in allegedly propping up north korea's efforts to build not just nuclear warheads but develop a ballistic missile program so it's noteworthy that this is happening about a week or so after the trumpet ministration made these designations but there are some analysts suggesting to al jazeera that this may have as much to do with north korea's internal calendar trying to assess its viability of its ballistic missile program on a technological basis rather than in direct response to anything that the united states or other countries might do in retaliation for north korea's continued
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missile launches and development of nuclear warheads that said the u.s. has been in close consultation with its allies there will be an emergency u.n. security council meeting in new york on wednesday technically slated right now for twenty one thirty g.m.t. ross thank you very much for that that's roslyn jordan joining us with a sense from washington d.c. thank you. on the missile is the latest in a series of tests the syrian by north korea but the first in more than two months and september pyongyang test fired a nuclear bomb in an underground facility that followed two intercontinental ballistic missile launches in july after which the north said it had the rocket technology required to carry and nuclear warhead its growing capability and refusal to end weapons tests have led to major regional and to. global security concerns and to calls for increased u.n. sanctions on north korea well let's get more on all of this now we're joined by jim walsh an expert in international security and research associate at the
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massachusetts institute of technology's security studies program and he's joining us live from boston mr walsh always a pleasure to have you with us on al-jazeera let's start with the test itself the distance traveled appear to be significantly greater than than the last two i.c.b.m.'s it flew for longer does it show that the north is making progress significant progress in its missile program well the short answer is yes influence flew longer you know we don't know what the payload was it was a curious something you have a was a caring nothing at all that would impact our calculations somewhat then you know we're an early hours there's still some data to be collected but yes they're getting better at it they're not quite there yet but with every test they're getting better and at a pace that is faster than people anticipated so the general trend line is definitely born in one direction and that's one of better and greater capability
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and what do you make of the timing of the latest test a week after the u.s. designated north korea a state sponsor of terrorism and promised more sanctions can you say if you know is it related to that new designation or as our correspondent was saying that this might have just as much to do with you know north korea's own diary when it comes to its missile program. yeah i mean number one we don't know we don't know what is in the minds of the north korean leadership but i'd be inclined to agree with ross and say this test was coming one way or another. sanctions or no sanctions that doesn't mean it was a good idea to put north korea on the state sponsors of terrorism list whether you know that was a good policy decision i think is a separate question but my own view my own guess is the north koreans have this testing program and they each year they sort of slow it down in the fourth quarter and then it begins to resume many analysts were predicting that we would have some
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time over the next thirty days so in some ways this is really not a surprise was do you think that sort of quiet period after a period of heightened activity and regular tests the north did not carry out any test since mid september as we mentioned and as you said while that may have been because it's a generally quieter period you know somewhat higher than the poles would create the conditions for negotiations to his dream and yet the trumpet ministration took that moment to designate the country a state sponsor of terrorism was it a wasted opportunity missed. well again i have to say yes i think it was a wasted opportunity the reality is we only get a chance here in a chance there they tend to be rare why is that the case because either the u.s. and south korea are carrying on large scale military training exercises in the north koreans refused to talk to us then or they're carrying out missile or nuclear
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tests and we refuse to talk to them and we go back and forth so these these brief periods of awol where there's a chance to try to put this on a on a different track are rare and need to be taken advantage of and unfortunately i think at least for twenty seventeen that that opportunity has passed ok so even if it's past for this yeah what stu you think the u.s. the international community's options on now. you know we've been through this a several times normally the north koreans test you know twenty times a year roughly speaking not only not you know not i.c.b.m.'s but yes so i think we have a pretty good established routine here there will be a u.n. security council meeting the japanese of already called board they will negotiate for a couple of months or so and then pass a new round of sanctions that expands the category of things that are being sanctioned or people being sanctioned and in the meantime the north koreans will probably carry out i am not suggesting a submarine launched ballistic missile test and you know we'll do the dance all
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over again. mr walsh i'm afraid that is all the time we have today but we thank you as always for your time on this jim walsh joining us live from boston thank you. but i'm to move on to other news now and the man accused of masterminding the two thousand and twelve benghazi attack has been acquitted on the most serious charges against him. was captured by american forces in two thousand and fourteen and brought to the u.s. to face trial for the attack on the u.s. diplomatic compound in the libyan city that to the deaths of u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans but in a blow to prosecutors to tell it was found not guilty of federal murder charges shihab rattansi has moved from washington d.c. . cattell i was clear fourteen of the eighteen counts against him but he was found guilty of four counts two counts of conspiracy to provide material support or resources to terrorists one count of maliciously destroying and injuring dwellings
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and property and placing lives in jeopardy and one count of using and carrying a semiautomatic weapon during a crime of violence but acquitted of the federal murder charges the prosecutors have constantly said he was a ringleader of the attack on the compound in benghazi the state department and cia compounds in benghazi his defense and said he was a bystander attracted by the noise perhaps he was there after the attacks are taking place that was a point the prosecutors had to concede not only that the defense lawyers pointed out that one of the key witnesses against him had been paid seven million dollars to testify against him in addition they raised questions about the nature of his interrogation held at sea for two weeks without a lawyer and in the end now he faces several decades in prison if he is now sentenced to the maximum charges on all of these counts. now the u.n. security council has held an emergency session on human trafficking in libya
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evidence has emerged of hundreds of people being option that fell as little as four hundred dollars mike hanna reports from new york. a small crowd of africa next gather outside the libyan embassy and protest against the practice of modern day slavery why do we were. not here disputes that libya is now a failed state but many argue that those who were affected the overthrow of the gadhafi government six years ago must share responsibility for the consequences of the political vacuum that was created among them the abuse of migrants and refugees who fled their native lands. just up the road the security council discusses what is to be done. fronts calls for a strong expression of condemnation from the security council the horrific images emerging in recent weeks it's a shocking they underscore the urgency of improving our global policy to tackle
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this scourge and put an end to this human tragedy. the un's refugee chief proposes immediate measures but says funds as well as words must be deployed strengthening refugee protection and offering solutions along the routes. including in chad and me share is key but dramatic funding gaps persist especially in sub-saharan africa some ninety percent of refugees and migrants attempting to get to europe pass through libya and it's the most vulnerable who are the prey. they sell 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 their goods. as soon as you arrive in libya the first thing that happens is that you are taken away and sold under discussion in the security council the possibility of sanctions against individuals
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and entities and applying the full range of international law including the use of the international criminal court but the session ends without a resolution it could be weeks even months before the u.n. security council agrees on concrete measures to stop the slavery but those suffering in africa and their contacts in new york my adamant even today. mike hanna al-jazeera new york. well let's get a sense of what's happening inside libya from our correspondent mark know that then why have things in trouble me. the migrant situation in libya is very miserable these illegal migrants they flee war poverty and unemployment in their own countries and the paid people are smugglers to get through the libyan desert to the libyan coast and then the sea of europe through that tough journey in the desert
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migrants face extortion violence and sometimes rape sometimes many of them get old or die out of starving in the desert now authorities here in libya have recently opened an investigation into the allegations of illegal migrants in an auction in this i was of the country now they are illegal migrants they take advantage of power vacuum and financial collapse in the country especially on the. borders libya has a spacious opened and monitored borders that was a. journey and now when illegal migrants get into libya they get. used and extorted by people smugglers and authorities here also say that they illegally migrants they affect libyan economy especially authorities here have to take care of thousands of migrants in detention centers and day with the
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help of the international organization for migration the help many migrants voluntarily return to their countries we have plenty more ahead on the news hour including point francis was mentioning myanmar's persecuted by hand to muslims by name and speech alongside. a nation divided kenya's opposition leader vast to fight on as president kenyatta as promise and unity. and a year on from the plane crash that killed nineteen percent in football players will look at how they has rebuilt its team. following the tragedy. the u.n. in syria on boys step on the mr a says the syrian government has agreed to a cease fire and extend good after days of heavy bombardment came at the start of
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an eighth round of talks in geneva to try to find a way to end the violence and diplomatic editor james bays reports the syria talks in geneva are back on but for now with only one of the two sides present u.n. envoy stefan de mistura met the delegation from the opposition. but the government which has been involved in a major intensification in eastern. it's trip to geneva the suspicion is they wanted this aerial bombardment to strengthen their hand at the talks and you have any optimism when you see what's going on. as you're supposed to be. well i was just informed by do russia and then do it today or did people a meeting did their russian propose there and they've accepted a defiant is difficult because we were and are very content up till now we need to feel where did it take place but it did not point to then told that they've
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actually been proposed to end their greed upon just a day on the beginning of this stage. there is tension within the opposition camp two groups the karo platform in the moscow platform or previously shunned by the rest of the opposition now they've been brought into the negotiating team but that decision made in recent days in riyadh is deeply controversial many including the former leader riyadh his job resigned their posts and now a letter signed by over four hundred prominent opposition figures saying the team here in geneva does not represent them that delegation is led by nasa hariri but even those with him in geneva believe the process may have been compromised his spokesman says he's worried that special envoy de mistura listens too much to the russians the man is tilting towards the support of a brutal regime russia is not
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a neutral party in syria. but i believe that the man is between. the rock and the hard place. with comments like that on the first day the prospects for this round of mr demers stories talks can't be good james but al-jazeera at the u.n. in geneva he was vice president mike pence says president donald trump is actively considering when and how to move the u.s. embassy in israel from tel aviv to jerusalem and join trump decided against any immediate move away from what was a major campaign promise my signing a legal waiver that keeps the embassy in tel aviv 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
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tel aviv to jerusalem. now pope francis has called for respect for the rights of all of myanmar's ethnic groups as he appeared alongside the country's leader. but he avoided any direct mention of the revenge of muslim minority it's got hundreds of reports from the. pope francis travel to the capital or tuesday on a day trip for me i'm going 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 most. of the. touching on the issue that many are waiting to be brought up the plight of the ranger. 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 identity. respect for the rule of law and respect for a democratic order that enables each individual and every group not excluded 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 to provide recommendations on the real hinge a crisis like i didn't use a word i didn't mention about the crisis but i did say that. this multi-racial multi-religious literalistic society where diversity and unity
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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 myanmar the c.e.o. scott harbor al jazeera. to kenya now a president who kenyatta has urged his divided nation to move on from months of political upheaval after being sworn in for a second term least two people were killed when police clash with supporters of opposition leader in nairobi catherine sort of reports from the capital. who looking out to arrive for his inauguration to a rousing welcome from tens of thousands of supporters there as relieved as they reelected president following long difficult and controversial end action campaigns this year the second of two poles was especially mad by fighting between rival
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supporters and violent confrontations between police and protesters kenyans are deeply divided along ethnic lines and millions over positions supporters feel marginalized i. truly am diligently. as expected he said all the right things uniting kenyans more jokes continuing the development project started in his previous stop by to listen carefully. to my competitors and in the spirit of inclusive it. i will endeavor. to incorporate some of their ideas many kenyans also want to see how he's going to deal with an economy that has been slowing down because of among other things a severe drought the political uncertainty around the election only made things worse many kenyans will tell you that they're struggling to make ends meet. it's
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very high one hundred sixty thousand people came to cheer president who will go on for many of them are leaving without knowing where they're going to get their next meal they say that the president needs to deal with them kanani as a matter of pirates in. the economy is very burn i am a businessman. during campaigns and i have to start. we need to shine tribalism we are. where business people. join on the move going affordable bringing together especially those who are in opposition. as has being sworn in. position. police in running battles in another part of the city they say they don't recognize him at his presidency. and say what he now needs to do is
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stay true to bridging the ethnic and political divide fixing the economy dealing with corruption and improving their welfare catherine al-jazeera and i will be kenya. still ahead on the newshour. shuts down for a third day as continues to spring small look into the sky new evidence suggests an oil giant colluded with the nigerian government to punish villagers who complained about spells and. is preparing to make a long awaited return to golf john will have more on that and spoke. however the weather is not looking too bad across eastern parts of the u.s. eastern areas of canada as well hey we've got a nice area of high pressure in charge so that's keeping things reasonably settled
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central passed a little cloud coming through. and right there really wet weather the area of concern remains up towards the pacific northwest passive washington state western areas of washington state a state of emergency has been declared here because of the heavy and flooding rains that continue to apollo on the pineapple express whether that british columbia more of that as we go on through thursday. struggling to reach around eight degrees celsius for the south san francisco twenty five for light a little bit of cloud coming in that class stretches into central parts wetter weather over towards the legs but. across the eastern seaboard new york getting up to nine degrees. but at least it will be sunny meanwhile. the caribbean on places say there's a fair amount of cloud at the moment of the weather ferocity the heavy rains that we've seen recently starting to ease for jamaica. pushed
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a technology story it's a business story it's a social story and it's a political story all wrapped into one it's unpredictable television that truly inspired. to have you with us on the al-jazeera news all of these are our top stories south korea's president is chairing a national security meeting after the u.s. detected an intercontinental ballistic missile launch from north korea japan says the rocket reached the highest altitude yet before landing and it switches an emergency meeting of the u.n. security council has been shut your for wednesday the man accused of masterminding
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the two thousand and twelve benghazi attack has been acquitted on the most serious charges against him. captured. u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed in the attack on the u.s. diplomatic compound and the u.n. security council has held an emergency session on human trafficking and libya evidence has emerged of hundreds of people being auctioned there for as little as four hundred dollars france's call for sanctions to be imposed on the traffickers. dollars a spokesman for the international organization for migration and hanks planes what's driving these slave auction. when is this the the crisis for libya is libya has been going on for a long time there's a lot of criminality outside the government there's not a great government in positional of the doing the best and on top of that you have a surge of migrants coming through many of them lifting up a smartphone like that and seeing an ad for some eldorado in europe that doesn't
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exist so thanks to social media facebook pushing out into africa for free kids innocent vulnerable people are seeing a route which takes them like a trap straight into the hands of the exploitative traffickers and then they're simply shaking them down torturing them and then selling them on to make profit it's a terrible problem and there are many parts to resolving it first of all we need the big tech media companies to communicate across africa that it's a bad idea to jump on the smugglers bus really bad idea we need to help libya former russia or coherent government was rule of law where the humanitarian where the rights of migrants and refugees are respected that's a long way off but in the meantime what we really need to do is get people out of detention fast and that is what the u.n. migration agency is planning to do with the help of the european union and the african union and their partner units the or the seems to be a general agreement that what needs to happen now now that the scourge of slavery has emerged in this very vivid way is to get people out of these detention centers
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where they're treated so badly now foreign ministers from the u.k. saudi arabia the u.a.e. and oman have met in london to find a peaceful solution to the war and yemen russian's foreign secretary boss johnson for the crisis the number one impending humanitarian catastrophe and urged countries to work together paul brennan set this up date. 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 us and of course the un about the humanitarian plight being faced by the yemeni civilians three million of whom have been displaced tens of thousands of them have been killed over the past three years and this blockade of the past two two and a half weeks causing real genuine hardship now although the blockade is being eased the trickle of humanitarian supplies which have been able to get into yemen is
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hardly enough to feed the starving thousands and 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. as demanding the release of a journalist or hussein his being in an egyptian president for eleven months and saying the cures are broadcasting false news to spread chaos and al-jazeera strongly deny he has repeatedly complained of mistreatment in jail he was arrested
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on the twentieth of december long visiting family. now zimbabwe's new president has opened a three month and the steel window for the return of stolen public funds and some money god was says those individuals and companies that have illegally stashed money abroad have until the end of february to give a bag over sworn in as president on friday and promised to tackle corruption following robert mugabe's thirty seven year old how do we toss a has more on the capital had already. president amazon when i was sitting hit the ground running and he seems to be doing that to me the poison into the government sebastian will make it we is acting from the basement as a patrick chinamasa is the acting finance going to the both men with five by robert mugabe they have years of experience in government is thought they will likely try to reengage with the international community patrick chinamasa the acting finance minister has a history dealing with the i am if it also seems that there are some signs on the
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ground that things could be improving for the first time in a long time the saying banks are not issuing us dollars instead of the local gangs note cards with some people in usa is a worthless and is devaluing to foster the present also has given people who. funds and i say it's three months three months to return those assets no questions on us and they won't be fined which could be a sign that he's winning to give them as thanks to the pos and tried to move the country for the big question now is how many people are going to comply. now the international airport on the end a nation on the volley remains closed for the third day is not continues to spew volcanic ash about one hundred thousand people living nearby have been told to leave their homes as scientists want a major eruption could happen at any moment natasha going to aim has the latest. towers of volcanic ash new to shoot into the sky over bali after more than half a century of comb experts are warning of
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a catastrophe on mount. explosions can be heard and felt twelve kilometers away. the airport near the island capitol dome pasar is closed ending the travel plans of thousands of tourists anyway so we don't know we don't know what you haven't been able to bring. the government said one hundred buses to the 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 quick enough for some medics have said the government is 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 they are trying to do that but the government and the authorities. islanders are nearby lombok say them out a gong eruption is hurting their businesses but no matter what the number of
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foreign tourists has dropped considerably while local tourists have increased and you know one of the with photographers are enjoying the spectacular event but it's a potential life or death situation for the estimated one hundred thousand people in the danger zone. the last major eruption of mount guard in one thousand nine hundred sixty three killed around eleven hundred people. al-jazeera. arlen's deputy prime minister has resigned a place was full blown scandal francis fitzgerald had been at the center of a political crisis the resignation looks to avoid another confidence motion and the government which could have triggered early elections during crucial breck's that negotiations. the french president has promised a new relationship with africa emmanuel students and booking a falso he wants france to deal with the continent on the basis of a quality and not the past but demonstrations on the streets of the capital showed
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that everyone is convinced that has more from ouagadougou. the a national pride runs high among the students in bikinis faster but there's little affection for france the former colonial ruler emanuel michael wants to fix what he calls from his image problem in africa which is why he chose to speak and why the duke university. unlike you from a generation that never knew africa as a colonized continent i am from a generation for whom one of the great political memories was the victory of nelson mandela this is the history of our generation was in the us. promised a new french african relationship based on equality rather than past he talked about youth security and jobs and said he'd do more to rescue migrants trapped in libya but it was not scripted question and answer session which captured people's
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attention i. think. he touched on many subjects close to us and became a fast so he said africans must find the only solutions and put themselves first. to do this it is certainly very. but i don't really believe politicians let's give him the benefit of the doubt and see if humans action isn't. the first such distance was the first it was that it was to. fight the system was no such thing was. demonstrators and police clashed in the city center others chanted for macro to go home activists say many people are fed up with a succession of french leaders who come to africa only to serve their own interests . we want. to govern how we want to withdraw its
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troops we don't need it's our bases here and the french. pillaging our country are not wanted because they are not helping us or our young people. that's all knew that this trip would be a challenge that doing away with decades of mistrust was never going to be easy he believes it's important to move forward with these young people agree is another matter natasha butler. picking a fuss over. the mayor of a small town in western germany who was attacked with a knife says the incident was politically motivated and rise holsteins attacked on monday he's known for his liberal migrant policy and under his leadership the town of el taina has taken in more refugees than it's required to but. he said you let me die of thirst when you bring two hundred refugees to altoona and then he stood behind me with a knife against my throat i grabbed it and pushed it away which wasn't one hundred percent successful since i still got
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a small cut their head 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 in the u.s. federal reserve chair nominee john paul says he expects interest rates to rise gradually he made the remarks during his senate confirmation hearing powell also defended the need to ease financial sector regulations he's president trump's pick to leave the federal reserve as a replacement for janet yellen was appointed by former president barack obama. now online currency bitcoin has surged past the ten thousand dollar mark for the first time doubling its value in the space of just four weeks but coins an online payment system independent of the central bank that can be bought sold or traded online there are no notes or coins launched eight years ago that's attracted billions of dollars of investment worldwide the fact the financial mainstream has kept away but change is in the air the world's biggest futures exchange operator three and
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a good recently announced it will start offering point future is now a june in wong as a technology journalist for the web site quotes and he says the growth and while the television that coin is experiencing is normal for young currencies it is worth remembering the big quote is 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 precious i think a lot 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 eight scene which could well happen in the long term if bitcoin takes off as a technology we would expect to see the volatile volatility drop and it would start to be used much more like an everyday currency now oil giant royal dutch shell is
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denying the latest allegations of complicity in a military government campaign of murder rape and torture and southern nigeria in the one nine hundred ninety s. amnesty international says that shell played a role in crimes against protesters when the rest reports. the only one of the only people who saw the nigeria is calm but the old rich delta has a history of murder rape arson and all pollution. i'm dressed to guess fording energy companies in the early one nine hundred ninety s. give rise to activism. the resistance campaign led by the playwright can start a we were provoked a crackdown by nigeria's former military government amnesty international says evidence points to complicity by the giant energy company royal dutch shell these were horrific crimes including murder torture rape and the destruction of villages
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these were carried out by members of the nigerian military but the internal shell documents show that throughout this period the company was encouraging. the nigerian military government and the military units involved to take action against these protesters even after the company knew what was likely to happen so i know we were along with nine others were hanged in one thousand ninety five despite international appeal for clemency from then on fighters rebeled against the government. lawyer. who walked with souter we were recalls one of the moments and government forces attacked his community my community was destroyed i mean gray's done already done to me to the ground. now up to to us share helicopter came home bring money to train the aftermath of that
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destruction. it does not. it does not the government. that came and i just like him believe some of the oil companies operating in the region get away with almost anything communities in nigeria's oil producing region say what they describe as atrocities committed by multinational oil companies will continue until the companies are forced to act responsibly. argue that the local government and administrative systems are not strong enough to deal with powerful oil companies so they take their cases to court and to sue the multinational firms i'm just international reviewed thousands of pages of internal shell company documents and interviewed witnesses the human rights group wants to see shell in court shelly nigeria issued a statement saying we've always denied in the strongest possible terms the allegations made in this tragic case i missed international set against are false
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and without merit shell did not could lead with the authorities to suppress community and rest and in no way encouraged or advocated any act of violence in nigeria despite the denials and two decades after the military crackdown thousands of nigerians continue to seek justice for many it could come too late if it comes at all comedy agrees al jazeera. with the sports news still ahead on the news. with your. joy. plain sailing how to dead devil french bunny managed to pull off the rest taking stock. we'll have the details.
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some of the sport now has. thank you very much well it's a year to the day since a plane crash killed a nineteen players from brazilian team shop a cohen say the plane carrying the team to the compas in america on a final run out of fuel and hit a mountain just outside of meddling in colombia seventy one of the seventy seven people on board were killed the families still in mourning the wounds are healing and the football as it must in the small southern brazilian city of chicago goes on the reports. even before the plane crash which nearly wiped it out chappell cohen says story was a remarkable one touching hearts around the world the modest team from the small
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city of just because southern brazil rose to the country's top division reached the final of the regional cup competition. it was on the way to play the first leg of that final against that lead to go nuts you know of many years in that tragedy struck. as brazil as tropical as the families mourned the club for back inspired by the three players who survived in memory of the nineteen who died was another of the survivors was journalist but i fail hines who two months after the crash back at work spoke to al-jazeera. i believe it's a rite of passage from morning to reap it's obvious we won't forget anyone who lost their lives but we need to move on the football players lives to win to fight and to win i'm sure it'll be a very emotional game everyone will cry what it was and they did in the two two
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draw with brazilian champions. the last. had played before the accident was the team now made up of players sold cheaply on loan from other clubs survived in brazil's first division and won the state championship was the jets and foreman who lost a leg in the crash now works for the club administration for two other surviving players. who shell hoping to soon return to action into a matter that might. after such an experience we learn to appreciate life differently we start to celebrate life more often we don't know what will happen in fifteen minutes so i am enjoying my life in the best way possible but a cloud still hangs over. an investigation into why the bolivian own charter plane crashed just short of its destination is still on the way the families are contesting a compensation of two hundred thousand dollars per player. have come to symbolize
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many of the things fans love about football not just in brazil but around the world surviving and thriving against the odds playing football in the face of adversity china. now to a race that will test run his mental strength and push their bodies to the. limit the famed marathon day sabah in morocco is known as one of the toughest races on the planet now organizers have started a new version of the race in peru and they're off and running three hundred competitors from forty countries across the start line a little earlier for this ultra marathon they'll travel across two hundred 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 part is five time marathon this hour with champion rashid elmer beatty who won choose dates first stage in peru. it's my first time in peru but i haven't used to the
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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 food that i need and as well suited i am more than ready this kind of marathon where the ultra or extreme requires tremendous effort but i'm prepared and up for the challenge ahead saudi arabia have a new coach in charge is their third new coach since september argentina when antonio p.c. replaces compared shit at god the browser who won two out of five games since qualifying for the world cup pizzey has just six months to get saudi arabia ready for their first appearance at the world cup since two thousand and six although he has plenty of experience having led chile to the final of the confederations cup and a two thousand and sixteen corporate america title. fourteen time major winner tiger
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woods preparing to make his return to competitive golf woods has been out of action for ten months since having surgery on his back for the fourth time in three years in february the forty one year old has been practicing in nassau in the bahamas where he'll take part in the invitational hero world challenge later this week what's also warmed 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 on his return after he was recently sentenced to twelve months probation after pleading guilty to reckless driving. i missed playing golf for fun go out there and he didn't go and play for some denominations and i have a good time i had done two years. play nine holes here and eighteen holes here in the take three days off the bike was killing me and. i had built a place like that with my friends and such
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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 mongolian grand champion attach junior 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 as the sport has just been recovering some of its fan base after a series of other violent incidents over the last few. as if jumping off a mountain wearing only a wing suit wasn't thrilling enough take a look at this. with the all of you all.
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here french dead devils have pulled up a breathtaking stunt in the swiss alps they jumped from the top of the mountain glided behind and under a light aircraft and straight through the side of the two flies had taken 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. as it was but for now more later. and incredible stuff and that does it for the news al but i'm back in just a couple of minutes with another full news bulletin with. with
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. right. training starts lightly but the pace picks up quickly as these grannies work out a long lifetime of frustration. at eighty five years old intombi sold what trains as hard as anyone and. i feel so good i feel fresh i punch this side and this side like this and like that i really love this i don't like things like soccer because i will bring these ladies are tough and i take
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their training very seriously you. know you feel a. little more energetic you feel more alive. overthrow and exiled they appoint and say if you'll go. in with an intimate film about the struggle of the elected leader of madagascar to return to his country and reinstate his presidency you know is that the true true she's by and. nothing to do you think she is that you know you're treated this return of the president at this time on al-jazeera. a missile was launched. two hours old.


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