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fluent in world news eagle hunters still roll mongolia's rugged mountains but how long can their culture survive the modern world meets those determined to save their ancient connection to the magnificent called the eagle at this time when al-jazeera the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons has been awarded the nobel peace prize in an exclusive interview with the winning delegation from the award ceremony in oslo al jazeera asks whether banning these devastating weapons could finally lead to complete disarmament on al-jazeera. it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel. u.s. president donald trump declares jerusalem as the capital of israel ignoring
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a widespread global criticism and long standing international agreements and then. he will go out of the oslo dark tunnel. about the left behind here calls for a new palestinian uprising following trumpets announcement on jerusalem. as a whole robert this is al jazeera live my headquarters here in doha also coming up wildfires raging california forcing thousands from their homes and the state's worst ever fire season plus germany offers cash to asylum seekers if they leave by february trying to get them to drop their hopes of sanctuary in europe. welcome to the program the u.s. can no longer play a role as a mediator in the israeli palestinian conflict that's the message palestinian
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leaders after donald trump ignored global opposition to formally recognize jerusalem as israel's capital a general strike has been called in the occupied palestinian territories in protest our leaders there have called the three days of rage how the force that begins our coverage from occupied east jerusalem. this announcement had been trailed for days now it was up to donald trump to make the case that a wildly controversial move opposed by the palestinians arab states and most of the international community who could advance the peace process it would be folly to assume that repeating the exact same formula would now produce a different or better result therefore i have determined. that it is time to officially recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel trump said he was directing the state department to begin preparations to
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move the u.s. embassy to jerusalem from tel aviv talk of architects and engineers confirming earlier suggestions that this would be a matter of years not days we are not taking a position of any final status issues including the specific boundaries of the israeli sovereignty in jerusalem or the resolution of contested borders before made this speech white house officials were trying to frame it saying that it didn't define the final status of a terrorist well that could still be negotiated between israelis and palestinians in a two state solution if that is what both parties still want it over for the palestinians this is the united states definitively taking sides in this conflict in a prerecorded message the palestinian president said trump was merely encouraging continued occupation. in washington got these denounce and rejected measures create deliberate constraints to all of the efforts towards realizing peace and reflect
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the united states withdrawal from practicing its role as a peace mediator israel to have repaired its messaging on a day that prime minister benjamin netanyahu called is story called milestone the president's decision is an important step towards peace for there is no peace that doesn't include jerusalem as the capital of the state of israel palestinians living in occupied east jerusalem would have heard little in president trump speech recognizing their own historical connection to the city which they too view as their capital jerusalem is christian churches world of conflict violence and irreparable harm. donald trump made reference to a perceived lack of courage on the part of his predecessors who failed to make this decision now he will have to wait along with the region to see what consequences it brings or a force that joins me now live from occupied east jerusalem three days of rage in a very sensitive area where you are harry what's going on there right now. well so
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far the general strike that has been called seems to be being observed schools in occupied east jerusalem are closed shops are closed but generally there the situation seems relatively calm there are tourists coming in and out of the old city as they usually do we've spoken to the police here and they say that the security arrangements in the old city and in jerusalem as a whole are at a standard level they see no indications at this time of any heightened risk but that's something that they will continue to reassess during the day we are also hearing that away from here in the occupied west bank the israeli military is deploying several extra battalions of soldiers in order to to meet any potential security issues that they feel might be coming the united states it's being reported did ask israel to be relatively muted in its response to this
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announcement from donald trump a recognition that they made this this decision donald trump issued this to declaration in the full knowledge that it could cause. serious protest at the very least on the ground if not violence and so that is the situation of the moment so far things are relatively quiet but as you say three days of rage have been called it's perfectly possible that there will be for the protests during the day will come back to you if and when that situation does develop or harry forces in occupied east jerusalem well there's been a strong reaction of course from hamas which controls the gaza strip it's the dish many as calling for a new palestinian uprising or another into father against israel who acted elm today i am stressing that jerusalem is unified no east jerusalem. jerusalem is a palestinian arab muslim city and is the capital city of the whole of palestine. today i am saying that palestine is unified from the sea to the river unified
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palestine will never be divided into two countries now you say the so-called peace process has gone forever once and for all and then we will go out of the oslo dark tunnel. just for barghouti is the secretary general of the palestinian national initiative and a former palestinian information minister he joins me now from ramallah in the occupied west bank good to have you with us on al-jazeera again sir now the u.s. is believed to be unable to act as an arbiter by many in the muslim world and the also a cause really a dead in the water they have been for a long time decision just confirms that know which direction do the palestinian authority go in next to find recourse for an independent palestinian state. palestinian authority of course. because it has been. its
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programs on the so-called two state solution and. as you said. that the israelis have killed a long time ago. and practically. joining. to the in your opinion is it. in your opinion is a two state solution in any way possible now. i don't know but what is important for us is one thing. and was never supposed to be an alternative to palestinian freedom. and freedom but . we always said we want our freedom more than two state solution or one state solution if israel is killing the it will be its responsibility of killing it but
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that does not leave us and we will have. one democratic state solution that means that it cannot be. that. could be the prime minister of that state either they want equality equality for everybody or do they have to end occupation i think the whole peace process the whole two state solution went from the very first time because it started talking about instead of saying. and that's the problem we face today but of course mr you know we just heard speaking that talking about the failure of successive palestinian leaders to find a breakthrough to be unified he is partly to blame for that as well and i'm sure he would take. blame for that too is the palestinian leadership will it have to go through a complete overhaul to look at itself and decide are we the right people to lead
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our nation forward if they are even in desperate situations as refugees in other countries. i hope you can give me time just to say one thing first of all that what happened yesterday was. so serious and so dangerous this is not just a time for throwing slogans emotionally it's time to say that we the palestinians are going to have an alternative program which means yes unity first i only five palestinians leadership and that means have to put aside their fight. and join forces with all of us in a national liberation movement second yes we might be talking about a popular wide uprising but nonviolent let me be very very clear similar to the first and the father that's what we need because there israelis must see
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palestinian resistance everywhere said we have to the palestinian strength and participation not only between palestinians and joke about that it is but also those in the past better and those inside israel itself it's time for the palestinians to be unified again to be united again. and put a compromise that was a the expense of our rights now israel decided it wants everything they want everything we would fight for if it's ok for the case of mr let's talk about the role very quickly about the united states if they cannot be seen as. a neutral arbiter that's the general consensus from the speakers we've had on this program from analysts from other politicians and from other globe. world leaders if you can't deal with the united states that who steps into that position is it the e.u. is it russia is it china you've got to have another heavyweight surely on your side
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to make israel listen to what you want as well. there has to be international pressure. we have to. believe and. people. have to show that by actions not just by statements like critical condition immediately or. these actions are very much if you talk about a future peace process it will never be. any more. if there will be
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a future it has to be within the framework of. international united nations resolutions. china. south africa many other countries of the respect. to be one thing american administration has made the united states. policy. thank you very much for your time. in. new critically important to me got our eyes on it today what's going on behind you . and. your prime minister. on an already visit because he's in the
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process of going through a reconciliation. on the palestinian authority was running. a troll. palestinian authority and that reconciliation process is continuing and that is why prime minister was here today of course he spoke about trump's announcement tom's announcement of recognizing jerusalem the capital of israel and he said just a few moments ago that we is that we condemned these days just decision he said destroys all the efforts of the peace process and end any american involvement in the peace process that is the message that you put acco on palestinian leadership yesterday we'll hear it echoed again today you'll hear from hamas and you heard it from the palestinian prime minister what he also called for and that is what the reason he was for this reconciliation to continue he said that by palestinians working towards reconciliation it makes them give them
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a united front to combat the decision by trying to recognize to roost as the capital of israel so it heard that from palestinian prime minister we've heard from hamas they all want reconciliation although hamas as we've heard before has been critical now of the previous palestinian approach to the peace process saying no way so of course speaking as you say leader of hamas a short time ago was talking very much about a unified jerusalem that belonged to palestine was fighting talk it can be misinterpreted in many ways by other politicians who don't quite see eye to eye with hamas it's time now as he said for all palestinian factions to sit round the table and talk and this is all part of the reconciliation process do you get a feeling on the ground burnet being in gaza city that there really is that impetus to try and find common ground. well i think most significantly here in gaza rise in other palestinian territories there is frustration anger drums
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announcement and there is sadness so yes there is a unified palestinian mood. if you like towards trump's announcement and that is perhaps giving impetus to the calls to. jale this reunification process but there's an awful amount of an awful lot of pressure on mahmoud abbas and the palestinian authority pressure because hamas and other palestinian factions will blame them and are blaming them for the for getting to this stage will blame them for the past twenty five years of on off peace talks between israel and the palestinians that has got the palestinians nowhere while the israelis continue to build settlements to control to encroach on to occupied territory so yes a call verena for cation but yes also a lot of pressure on the palestinian authority to come back with some sort of credible forceful response and action towards donald trump's statement yesterday
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we'll leave it there for the moment but it and follow events with you through the day thanks very much. well still ahead here on al-jazeera we'll learn more on whether allegations iran had a nuclear bomb was a myth. and voters in the paul hope to use the ballot box to force change after a devastating earthquake two and a half years ago to stay with us here. hello and welcome back there was a look at weather conditions across southeast asia first of all you see plenty of showers on the island of borneo doesn't show up too well that but we have had some heavy rain affecting tempers are on the island of bali so as we look at the forecast are likely to see some heavy rain affecting northern parts of borneo further south kuching cherry not looking too bad still some showers for java in
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particular not through them in a pinch so we've had some very heavy rain affecting parts of thailand in particular it said jerry looking quite sherry still kuala lumpur and singapore seeing some downpours further north charity looks to be generally lighter so at that stage some heavy showers are likely for the philippines and the rain pushing into was later on in the day so let's head down into a straight the at and here on the satellite imagery you see some clouds indicating a trough of low pressure another front moving across into melbourne as far as the temperatures are concerned a pretty cool one there for melbourne sydney not too bad at twenty four degrees and then for western australia pretty woman perth on friday saturday is a chance of a few showers developing so let's head across into new zealand and generally weather conditions fine in the north on the south on and seen some rain on the western side but finally christchurch highs here of thirty degrees celsius.
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donald trump has rescinded foreign aid to charities that perform actively promote abortion people and pallid discovers the consequences a u.s. president spends strength can have on countless lives around the globe he's going to lead me in just against unions right people will go for myself a bush and those people will trump and the ethics of foreign aid at this time on al jazeera. your charges their arms a whole romola reminder of our top stories the u.s. president ignores global outcries declares jerusalem as israel's capital trump is
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also be thinking about an embassy that while israel has help from decision palestinian leaders react by rejecting america's future role in the israeli palestinian peace process. must lead to calls for a new palestinian uprising following trump's announcement on jerusalem in seventy ad says the decision was a provocative. act now the french president is a castle where he's meeting the countries of their tummy but haven't toddy now it comes as agreed to by twelve rafael fighter jets from france and fifty adams planes called trucks with french companies for their calls and transport projects have also been signed earlier back want visited the a date at base with french soldiers stationed. at the but don't ask only. your mission here is important because it will allow us in the next few months to successfully win the war against eisel in iraq and syria we're convinced that this
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victory is possible. for you and that it is only possible and successful tomorrow through your commitment over the last few years french presence on this base and throughout the region is our contribution to the international coalition it's a decisive element in this fight that we shall win well the u.s. president has called on saudi arabia to immediately end its blockade of yemen in a statement donald trump said i've directed officials at by the ministration to call the leadership of the kingdom of saudi arabia to request they completely allow fuel water and medicine to reach the yemeni people who desperately need it the u.s. has back to the saudi led coalition in its fight against to the rebels in yemen since twenty fifteen thousands of people have died in the war there millions more are facing famine and starvation. in the paul polls opened in the second phase of parliamentary and regional elections they considered to be the final step in the transition to a federal democracy so to say they want their new leaders to focus on rebuilding
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with millions of survivors of the earthquake disaster two and a half years ago still living in temporary housing should be the chester has more than half empty. kosovan at seven a.m. local time and voting has been going on in in fifteen thousand polling says centers across the country. long queues and people are quite excited about this election we talked to some old people earlier who are saying that it is a very important election because they've waited for such a long time for this country to be a federal republic and there is a level of cynicism as well especially with the young people that we've talked to largely because they're concerned that the same old faces will be elected again there is a three percent threshold for new political parties and one person at least one person from this from new political parties have to be elected in the first past the post sister while people are hopeful that this will happen there is also
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a bit of concern that it might not happen these polls happen in two different phases the first one happened in the mountains where the climate was challenging geography was challenging and this and this station around twelve million people are voting this election has been complicated because it had to take place in a relatively short time and it all it is an election of both the national parliament as well as state parliament we talked to one of the election commissioner yesterday who said that because of the time constraint and and budgetary policies and all they could not move to electronic ballots which means around fifteen million people would have cast their votes in on paper ballots for both state and national elections so folk counting is going to take a significant amount of time and according to the election commission it will take
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around a week before we know who will get the mandate to form the next government. than twelve thousand homes are death threats wildfires in southern california two hundred thousand people have been told to leave their homes as the fire is now into the heart of los angeles the flames are being fanned by hot dry winds which are forecast to last all week. was the country has learned how to radium experts say it doesn't take much to turn a civilian nuclear energy program into a military one well powers jumped into action when iraq began a homegrown nuclear program but an iranian m.p. has told al jazeera that the international panic about building nuclear weapons was based on a base reports of. many iranians here say they've paid a high price for their country's nuclear ambitions years of sanctions have led to
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international isolation and an economic toll that is difficult to quantify but the cost can be measured in at least four lives nuclear scientists killed in targeted attacks between two thousand and ten and two thousand and twelve the government blames regional rival israel which is never confirmed or denied the allegations iran has reviewed the dead scientists as heroes honoring them with burials in a centuries old shrine next to a descendant of the prophet muhammad. their widows and families are treated as national treasures and at this ceremony to remember men and women killed in the line of duty the head of the revolutionary guard himself thanks them for their sacrifice. the first scientist was killed here outside his own home. was a professor at a her own university and was on his way to teach a class as he left his home a motorcycle bomb parked outside was remotely detonated killing him instantly. that
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day he said good bye three times. knows the price to run is paid better than most. so i started calling the suit my suit my suit he didn't respond i saw that part of his head was blown away i realized it was guns i put his head down and started screaming and crying and asking the neighbors for help. her home still bears the scars from the bomb blast that took her husband's life. she's done her best to preserve his memory. even kept his briefcase the same way it was on the day he died more than seven years ago. iran's supreme leader banned the production of nuclear weapons in the mid one nine hundred ninety s. the iranians say the issue was inflamed by the united states israel and other countries as an excuse to isolate them in the global marketplace. iranian m.p.
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. is spokesman for the parliamentary commission on national security and foreign policy he says the idea of an islamist nuclear bomb made in iran is a myth in at. this accusation was a lie that america put it in the mouth of the international community i'm telling you not before not now not in the future nuclear weapons have absolutely no place in iran's strategy first of all it's the fatwa of the supreme leader it's a religious edict we have to abide by it parliament government no one can defy it we are obliged by this fatwa. but whenever there's a new argument between iran and its rivals the government here likes to remind the world they could be producing highly enriched uranium again in less than a week while more work would need to be done to build a bomb for iran's enemies it seems it's still too close for comfort. turkish president. arrived in the greek capital athens it's the first visit by
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a turkish president to greece in sixty five years the ties between greece and turkey have been strained for decades primarily over the divided island of cyprus. some asylum seekers in germany are being offered cash if they volunteered to return home before february the incentive amounts to around twelve hundred dollars per person eloquence spoke to one refugee in bavaria who refused the offer and is now being deported. from. with a friend about to be deported a group of protesters try to break into a holding room to say goodbye but it was too late for this man whose face we can't show for security reasons he was told he'd be sent back to afghanistan after arriving for an appointment at the immigration office. protesters and volunteer workers helping refugees are outraged by the decision is part if i can
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put it in words i'm devastated i still can't believe he will be sent back to an almost certain that the deportees boss even showed up to support him next. when people are trying everything to find their way in a new country learning the language culture and trying to be integrated it's very sad that they don't get a chance. the night before we walked the streets together in the bavarian town of by reut he refused extra money on offer by the german government for anyone who returns home voluntarily they offered me a thousand euros to go back i said i can't go back after been away twenty years from my country i didn't come here for money i came here because europe is safe. he fears if he took more money home it would make him more of a target in the eyes of the taliban with no relatives or friends in afghanistan he will be alone there i'm not a criminal i'm not an islamist i'm not a terrorist for twenty six years i've been living in fear not knowing what's going
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to happen my life is just over. the german government won't comment on individual cases but stands by its deportation policy fair the situation remains unchanged people seen as a threat criminals and those who repeatedly refused to cooperate can also be deported to afghanistan i believe this is right and we will continue this practice but lawyers say the afghan refugee we've been talking to has no criminal record and cooperated with the authorities the number of afghans deported from germany has almost doubled in recent years and the treatment of refugees is an ageing is a key dividing line is the country struggles to form a government. two years ago germany opened its borders to an unprecedented number of refugees now during a shift in domestic politics the reality is that goodbyes like this appear to be more likely ella callan al-jazeera by reuters germany.
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the soldiers there have these are our top stories the u.s. president has defied widespread international opposition and has said that he's recognizing jerusalem as israel's capital he also plans to move the american embassy the palestinian factions are calling for a general strike in three days of rape against trump's decision the mass which dominates the gaza strip has called transposition an act of aggression it's arabs and muslims to shun israel and the u.s. . now there's been a strong reaction from hamas which controls the gaza strip its leader is calling an uprising or another into fodder against israel. you act. today i'm stressing that jerusalem is unified no east jerusalem no west jerusalem jerusalem is a palestinian arab muslim city and is the capital city of the whole of palestine today
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i am saying that palestine is unified from the sea to the river unified palestine will never be divided into two countries now you say the so-called peace process has gone forever once and for all and then we will go out of the oslo dark tunnel well french president manuel micro is in qatar where he's meeting the countries appear to me but how it all tiny it comes as qatar agreed to buy twelve a raphael fighter jets from france and fifty airbus planes contracts with french companies for vehicles and transport projects have also been signed earlier michael visited the dade air base where french soldiers are stationed. on the turkish president receptor bird one has arrived in greece is kept latham's he's the first visit of a turkish president to greece in sixty five years ties between the two countries have been strained for decades primarily over the divided island of cyprus. more than twelve thousand homes are under threat from wildfires in southern california
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two hundred thousand people have been told to leave their homes as the fires now into the heart of los angeles winds are fanning the flames of forecast to last all week those were the headlines who are knowledgeable news and half an hour next people in power do stay with us. the head of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed germans a satisfied for the state of their economy this is easily estonia's biggest tech success story the company was bought by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories that are shaping the economic world we live in counting the cost at this time on al-jazeera. when the president trumps first sanction office was in order to prevent u.s. aid cash going to.

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