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hello there i'm dealing with some of this is the news hour live from london coming up. protesters face off with israeli troops in occupied palestine as uyghur builds over the u.s. decision to recognize to roost as israel's capital. turkey's president becomes the first head of state to visit greece in decades but historic disputes still looming large and wildfires in california force hundreds of thousands of people to flee their home. i'm tatiana franchise in doha with all the day's sports including christan ivan alto has won the twenty seven taina. for more on that story later in the program. hello there a very warm welcome to the news hour more than one hundred palestinians have been injured in violent protests across the occupied territories after the u.s. president donald trump formally recognized jerusalem as israel's capital on
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wednesday. demonstrators in several palestinian territories have clashed with israeli troops in ramallah in the occupied west bank for i wasn't as he did the call from palestinian leaders to mobilize for three days of rage but the abdel-hamid has more now from ramallah. anger disappointment and a sense of betrayal. among palestinians now still they remain defiant saying that regardless they do consider jerusalem the capital of a future palestinian state now this march is a show of unity usually you would see the many flags of the palestinian factions. only the palestinian flag is raised. for jerusalem that's the only thing we can do this time to clear a sions a slap for us here to wake up and realize the peace process was just an illusion it's the biggest insult to arabs even before palestinians saudi kuwait emirates
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jordan all of them then to us here in palestine we defend it but we can't do without support but if those were peaceful protests there were also clashes across the occupied by this bank usually a distil called fiction point that's when palestinian youth come face to face with the israeli army now the military had announced that it has deployed several extra battalion to the occupied west bank because it was preparing for the eventuality of unrest now friday is another day of rage and more of these kind of violent scenes i expected while a general strike is also in place schools and shops businesses and schools have reports from occupied east jerusalem. the day after the us president recognized jerusalem as israel's capital palestinian
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residents of its occupied eastern half protested outside the old city's damascus gate the unfurling of the palestinian flag prompted the first of several interventions by israeli security forces it's less than five months since people here took to the streets in their tens of thousands to protest against the placing of israeli metal detectors at the entrances to the al aqsa mosque compound one activist says these protests could swell around friday prayers to see into the wee jerusalem residents we will stand up against this decision every way we can exactly as we stood up against the closure of today there's a general strike and protests tomorrow with a big wave. in a short distance from the mosque a skate inside the old city it's clear that most of the businesses here are observing a general strike that's been called in protest of donald trump's decision. it's a pretty big sacrifice for them it's a sign of how deeply this is being felt. bakeries are among the businesses exempt from the strike i had bush i was born here and what palestinians views their
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capital he says trump has jeopardized its future status homework and we can address jerusalem as a sacred place for three religions he can't just give them something that is just for them there was islam judaism and christianity all here this is a city of peace. donald trump did speak of the need to preserve the rights of all three faiths in this holy city and for sizing that he wasn't taking a position on any final status issues including contested borders but his decision to recognize what he called the reality of its status as israel's capital is also emphasized another reality for palestinians life and occupation with the peace process stalled for two decades and now thrown into ever greater jeopardy sorry for said al-jazeera occupied east jerusalem well our white house correspondent kelly how has the deputy assistant to the u.s. president hi there kimberly see you had a chance to talk directly to the white house what's the president's reaction to what he's seeing after all. right ali that's one of many questions i asked the
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deputy assistant to the president raj shah try to get some clarity and also an understanding of what the president is seeing as he's watching these events unfold and what his take me is on it listen to what he had to say. so so help us understand with the president's announcement many have argued that this. decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel contradicts international law un resolutions with regard to jerusalem specifically. with the president's decision conforms with american law since one thousand nine hundred ninety five us law said that the president must declare jerusalem the capital of israel and there have been successive congresses that have continued to reaffirm that law president took action which just affirmed oh well congress in the will of the american people has stated for decades and look the policy makes sense we've been you know for now
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several decades going to israel and negotiating and we've been pretending we don't know where the israeli capital is it's in jerusalem it's where the supreme court is where the parliament is where the prime minister resides and it's where the capital is so a recognition of reality we think makes the most sense and i try to get a finer point on this because when the president mentioned jerusalem he didn't say and recognize it as an undivided city doesn't mean that in a peace process that sponsored by the united states doesn't mean then that jerusalem could be on the negotiating table as part of a peace process look border sovereignty these are the types of issues are going to be part of final status negotiations were all the parties are going to have a role and have to negotiate a final settlement so that's the decision yesterday has nothing to do with that and we're going to allow the parties to work out the details so was the language very specific that in terms of the selection of the president using the phrasing that he
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did of course it was in this is this was about a recognition of reality and not about you know putting our finger on the scale on the peace process we are an honest broker and we want the first word of being an honest broker is being honest and recognizing reality that israel's capital is risky. but many are arguing that just the opposite is being inferred from this that the u.s. is not an honest broker that it's in a sense it has taken a side look the peace negotiations that the u.s. has been involved in now for several months the president is aware of all the details but they're not public they've been confidential and the president is optimistic about the possibilities for peace precisely because they've been kept confidential so i wouldn't assume anything about what happened yesterday and all the context surrounding it were optimistic about the possibility for peace and the president's pursuing it when the president met with fifty islamic leaders months ago there was a report that was developed does the president recognized this decision could put
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those fifty leaders that he met with in a very difficult position with their own populations we think that the united states under this president developed a really good relationship with those countries and those leaders and it goes beyond the israeli palestinian dispute it goes toward fighting isis and terrorism throughout the region to go toward it goes toward combating iran's influence throughout the region so our relationships with countries like turkey and saudi arabia and others in the region expands beyond the israeli palestinian dispute and look we are we are partners for peace we want to work with both parties and the parties in the region toward a lasting peace peaceful solution but we don't think yesterday decision was a deterrent to that what about the relationship with the king of jordan for example i mean a key u.s. ally particularly in the fight against eisel there was cautioning by the jordanians . for the president not to do this and now that he has the reaction has been that
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there's a feeling that they've been deeply disrespected is their concern about maybe some other foreign policy goals being jeopardized as a result we don't think so we think that the president's action was clear and again reflected american law and we've seen for several decades you know the opposite we thought for decades that not recognizing jerusalem as the capital would lead to peace it has a right the results speak for themselves we're trying a different approach and that is being an honest broker being honest on the front end of that and trying to recognize reality which is what we think all the parties need to do to move forward is the concern that the president's decision though may have strengthened iran position in the region and perhaps some of the extremist groups that he's been trying to fight we don't think so at all we think that the coalition against iran and against their influence throughout the region in many countries is strong i think that many of those countries are frankly more self
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interested in combating iran and its influence in the united states is going to work with them in that process we know that the vice president is headed to the region later this month what message is he going to send in some of those bilateral meetings that he's going to be holding well he's going to send the message that the united states is pursuing a peace agreement that we are partners in peace and that the united states and the president cares as much about the future of palestinian children as to cares about the future of israeli children we want a peaceful so a settlement that is in the best interest of israelis the palestinians of jordanians of saudi arabians of every country in the region peace is the goal that we all want we know the president is an avid watcher of television news has he been watching the international reaction and what is his take on what he's been saying well i think that the president has been happy with the reaction has. good that obviously there's going to be some disagreement but when you recognize reality and
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you speak honestly to friends and are and are. straightforward with you know the the reality on the ground in israel you know we had better prospects for success and that was raj shah the deputy assistant to the president speaking exclusively to al-jazeera and just to follow up on a couple of points you made there of course the vice president mike pence will be traveling to the region we expect that he will have bilateral meetings to try and convey the top administration's message not only with the israeli prime minister but also the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas can really help get their life in the way has kimberly thank you so gershon baskin is founder and co-chair of the israel palestine center for research and information and he joins me live via skype from just i'm sighing jewess them a very warm welcome to the program good to have you with us what's your view on drugs statement yesterday and the international reaction to it. i think it's
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important to say that it was unnecessary and problem very problematic for israelis and palestinians in terms of moving peace forward that being said the speech to change anything on the ground to jerusalem this morning the same as it was yesterday or. their decision to recognize them as the capital of israel is the president's advisor said it should have reality it is israel's capital and the permanent status a truism needs to be resolved in negotiations between the israelis and the palestinians so i understand why the palestinians in the arab world the muslim world are upset and why this is perceived as a violation of international law but in reality in real terms if the violence the eruption of anger is contained and there aren't casualties we will overcome this period to a time when. your americans perhaps get a real peace deal on the table or
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a leadership change that israel and palestine that will enable us to get into genuine negotiations actual no isn't this part of the problem though because you say wake up in israel this morning and nothing to say but wake up in parts of the occupied territory and the mindset of those already beleaguered palestinians they feel that life only gets worse and worse and that can not be a good step on this path to pace's it so being called so short it does take something. i think that of course the occupation didn't change also that's not something that can change and needs to change israel cannot be the democratic nation state of the jewish people and to continue this occupation of the palestinian people forever and i think this is recognized by the international community i'm convinced that the people in the trumpet ministration recognize this as well and put a very high. importance on reaching an agreement from speech last night as much as i don't support
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a presidential campaign speech last night was filled with mentions of the need to negotiate and to get to peace between israel and palestine and jerusalem is the core issue in the peace process and in the resolution even according to the official palestinian position west jerusalem will be the capital of the state of israel in east jerusalem will be the capital palestine this is what we're working for and this is something that we need to advance we need to recognize that the occupation exists it has to end the palestinian people need to be free from the israeli occupation israel needs to be free from its occupation so in my understanding from what you're saying. yesterday as saying that they are willing not just say force the palestinians to negotiate but also to force the israelis to give up on their occupation is that what we're saying well i'm not convinced that the trumpet ministration is going to put pressure on anyone who the israelis will pick up a stick process on israel to negotiate on the point of giving up that cell keep
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pace and how do we have this after pools how does it move things forward i think that we've been living in this kind of delusion for a very long time for several decades that the united states is going to be that honest impartial broker but we haven't seen that the united states has not been impartial it is biased toward israel and i think it's it's wrong for us to continue to expect american pressure on you zero i think that we will have to come to terms of israelis and palestinians. and understand that we have to do it no one is going to deliver palestine on the silver platter there no one is going to deliver israel to continue to be a democratic nation state of the jewish people without negotiating be under the occupation it's one thing is really in the palestinian people realize this that we will get to genuine negotiations and do it gershon baskin joining me there from jerusalem to go sometime to well plenty more ahead on this al-jazeera news hour including two years after russia entered the war in syria moscow declares its
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military operation has driven isolate from all of its territory u.s. senator al franken and answers his resignation over allegations of sexual misconduct and takes a parting shots absent the president and a former u.s. gymnastics team delta has his day in court tatyana will be here to tell you what happened later in sports. in california strong winds are forecast to stop wildfires that of how ready forced more than two hundred thousand people to move to safety the largest place that blaze known as the thomas far has burned more than ninety thousand a year is and destroyed hundreds of homes northwest of l.a. schools highways and so productions have already shut down a fire fight to save just five percent of the blaze is contained well n.b.c. correspondent is live for us now in ventura california jay it's frankly a pretty terrifying situation what's it like where you are just.
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yeah horrifying julie and i'm getting worse we're actually in a neighborhood as you hear one of the fire trucks passing behind this year that's been affected by the flames already i want to give you a look at that reduced to just rubble and i'm sure you can see the cars completely gutted by the flames and the whole me is for all intents and purposes gone nothing to solve each year things are getting worse i hate to say but they are the winds starting to pick up again it's pushing the flames and it's threatening more neighborhoods threatening to do what it's already done here and so that's a big concern for a lot of people watching and wondering where these flames may go next day how are people coping aware where are they moving on to when they're having to leave their homes. jay i'm not sure if you can still hear me there so i'll try again but i'm wondering
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where is that the people are moving on to when they're being forced to leave their homes and how are people coping i think we've lost our correspondent there jay gray's ashame we'll try to get him back and see if we get any more detail on the situation in ventura and california on those ongoing fires which continue to spread the u.s. senator al franken has announced his resignation after repeated accusations of sexual harassment the democratic senator from the state of minnesota has lost the support of many of his party colleagues as a series of allegations from women have a march now franken who was a well known comedian before entering politics denied many of the allegations in his resignation speech to the senate but he also used it to take a parting shot at president trying. i have all people am aware that there is some irony in the fact that i am leaving while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the oval
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office. and the man who is repeatedly preyed on young girls campaigns for the senate with that with the full support of his party russian foreign minister sergei lavrov says north korean leader kim jong un wants direct talks with the united states to seek guarantees for his security lavrov says he passed on pyongyang's desire for direct talks to u.s. secretary of state place to listen when the two men met on the sidelines of a conference in vienna on further state well i speak to our state department correspondent was jordan who's in washington d.c. hi there rose so what's been the reaction if any to the of the state department to this. the department spokesperson heather nauert wasn't able to confirm that this did come up during the meeting between the secretary of state rex tillerson and russian foreign minister sergey lavrov but she did say that whether
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or not it came up the idea of the u.s. and north korea sitting down in direct talks about north korea's nuclear weapons program essentially won't happen and here's why nart says that as far as washington is concerned north korea is not serious about ending its efforts to further develop its nuclear weapons program that by having all of these repeated missile to house and tests of nuclear warheads pyongyang seems to be much more committed to developing a robust military capability rather than trying to dismantle it and so she said and that she said that this is the view of the u.s. as allies that unless and until north korea commits to taking apart its nuclear weapons program there really is no point in having face to face discussions now of course that does beg the question given that even though the tensions have been ramping up between north korea and the international community the secretary of
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state recently said that despite people's very real concerns it's diplomacy that's going to resolve this crisis not other options jordan there live from washington d.c. well thank you now turkey's president is on a historic two day visit to greece the first by a turkish head of state for six states five years tension between the two countries over territorial disputes in a.g.n. has reached a new high but there are also broader issues at stake some point of the deal between turkey and the e.u. to prevent large numbers of refugees from reaching europe through greece johnson office reports. honoring the greek war dead turkish president. embarked on a historic visit the got off to a difficult start in an interview broadcast the night before his visit everyone spoke of revising the treaty which set the border between greece and turkey and nine hundred twenty three official statements from the two sides reflected
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territorial tensions particularly over two failed negotiations to reunify cyprus divided since one thousand nine hundred seventy four turkish invasion. in davos the greek cypriots promised us that we would reach a solution to the cyprus issue and that did not happen recently we had another meeting in switzerland again over cyprus and who walked away there again it was the greek cypriots. on. i'm forty three years old and this issue has been ongoing for forty three years there is always a discussion about who's to blame we mustn't forget that this issue remained open because three years ago it was an illegal invasion and occupation of the northern section of cyprus. greece invited everyone partly because it's concerned over three thousand space violations by turkish fighter aircraft over the aegean sea this year
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marking a five year peak and greece's territorial water violations number sixteen hundred this year a ten year high that's an uncomfortable parallel with the recent quadrupling of refugee arrivals across the water from turkey causing camps on greek islands to overflow but greece's refusal to extradite eight military officers seeking asylum here is a major personal irritant for turkey accuses them of involvement in last year's failed coup two of the officers are thought to have been the ones intended assassins but that coup has also offered greece and turkey a chance to develop a special relationship. ever since the turkey is looking for allies in the region because of the unfriendly stance of western countries they did not immediately condemn the case but waited until it had resolved itself grace was the only country the mediately condemn the case and thus gain the trust of the president and. turkey has been increasingly isolated from the worst since july twenty sixth greece's
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invitation to everyone is only the second official invitation from a european union member in the last eighteen months so greece is currently in the position of mediator that is a natural role for greece since the issues europe cares about stemming the flow of refugees maintaining peace and reuniting cyprus are doubly important for greece jumps out of plus al-jazeera athens and some more ahead on the new. economic plan for an investor. in. mexico.
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hello is the storm blows out of the highlands of scotland and into scandinavia and it's yes that's that mass of white cloud there so the is about to change completely it'll happen overnight it will be felt the moment you get up so friday's forecasts first of all starts off as rain coming through france and the british isles followed by snow and that cold air as clear as a difference makes quite a lot of penetration six degrees as max in london and back the same in zurich snow on the ground and on the alps but it's the breeze that make you feel really cold there is comparable temperature wise with the rest of europe as it's been sitting in the last few days but with a significant wind snow fall in norway in probably sweden but really it's going to get as far south as the balkans and a line still takes you through the baltic states single figures the most still twelve in euro and cent in athens about twelve in madrid but look at zero six max colder has been penetrating and sticking hasn't yet got much further south we've
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already had a drop in temperature to give you teens all the way along the north coast of africa indeed even in the middle of libya as to what's in the sky passing shower maybe but probably not sunshine twenty in cairo and eighteen in robot. head of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed germans satisfied with the state of their economy this is easily a slow news 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. going green bacteria in
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a. gas escaping from volcanic in iceland this is really the heart's in a vase in the for what happened to me experiments both exploring and. how counter the impact of climate change the science of capturing carbon. on the back of my maintained and why did happen and. this time on a larger zero. the mind of the top stories here on al-jazeera at least one hundred eight palestinians have been injured in violent protests across the occupied territories after u.s. president dilma chung formally recognized her recently as israel's capital on
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wednesday. two hundred thousand people have been ordered to evacuate as huge wildfires burn through the u.s. state california turkey's president is on a historic two day visit to greece the first by a turkish head of state for sixty five years but old disputes are overshadowing the state visit. for more now on our top story let's get some historical context to why jerusalem is so very central to the israeli palestinian conflict live events over the past seventy years have been crucial in one nine hundred forty seven the united nations agreed to split palestinian land into jewish and arab territories jerusalem was granted special international status under un governance a year later during the first arab israeli war israel captured more land leading to the division of jerusalem the city's west fell under israeli control while jordan took over the east then in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven israel occupied east jerusalem after its victory in the six day arab israeli war this ongoing
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occupation is regarded by the world as illegal the international community also rejected a law passed in one nine hundred eighty by israel's knesset or parliament which declared jerusalem to be israel's eternal and indivisible capital palestinians see east jerusalem as the capital of their future state it's also important to note that jerusalem holds huge religious significance not just for muslims and jews but for christians as well but the palestinian president mahmoud abbas says he's rallying international opposition to president trump's decision calling it quote an unacceptable crime there are also been protests in gaza against the decision from where byrne is smith now reports. this is a scene being repeated across the palestinian territories. we are like a palestinian people we will not accept this world stayed to fight and fight and fight to get your is all i am capital of palestine. but beyond protesting palestinian leaders are now trying to come up with
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a unified action plan to respond to donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as the capital of israel most say the oslo accord is dead it's been the basis of twenty five years of u.s. mediated off negotiations between the palestinians and the israelis yeah and your corner and telling my brothers in the palestinian authority that the situation should be clear we will go out of the darkness this decision has killed also the hawt. the p.a.'s prime minister was in gaza on a pre-arranged visit as hamas hands back control of the territory well before trump's announcement poll showed two thirds of palestinians wanted him to his boss president mahmoud abbas to resign because they're no nearer a deal on statehood now there's even more pressure on the p.a. to come up with a new strategy. we will come from this decision by having our own national unity the justice of our case we will establish on sixty seven borders. this is
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a demonstration of. how masses are moving now from. likely to remain just demonstrations because political leaders here realize. they want the focus of palestinian anger not to be on the situation in gaza but to be on what's happening to jerusalem but it's very obvious there was a syrian government delegation that will return to geneva on sunday to resume talks aimed at ending the conflict after walking out last week now they threatened of u.n. back talks are been on hold while the syrian opposition waits for government to return the delegation left the talks blaming real opposition demands the president. should play no role in any interim force work permit we were russia's military says i saw has been completely defeated in syria and says there were no remaining districts still under eisel control but the syrian observatory for human rights which monitors the conflict says eisel still holds about eight percent of terrorists or
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province russia began its bombing raids on september twenty fifth and support of syrian president bashar assad's beleaguered forces santa has more now from beirut. the russian military saying that the military operations against eisel in syria have now been completed knowledge in that there are pockets of resistance but overall their mission has been completed now the statement wasn't clear whether the military operations will seize and the whole of syria or just in areas where eisel used to operate because the russian military has engaged in military activity in other areas helping the syrian government fight the opposition groups but what is clear in that statement this what russia wants to happen next and that is to start the political process it mentions the need for this political process to start and russia really has been launching a diplomatic campaign its own initiative really very separate from the u.n. sponsored geneva talks it wants to hold what is known as the syrian people's
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congress but it seems that it still doesn't have the backing of all powers because that congress was supposed to be held in november and now it has been postponed till early next year it doesn't just have but doesn't have the support of the of players that oppose it really in syria but even within its own camp its own allies it's still not clear whether the syrian government and the iranian government is on board to actually make the necessary concessions because what is clear is that this has been a very costly war for russia it is looking for an end game it's looking for an exit plan it wants to translate its military successes into a diplomatic victory so it wants to push this forward but still little progress has been made the time france have signed a memorandum of understanding to combat terrorism the two countries also signed commercial contracts worth more than fourteen billion dollars and the deals were in essence french president a man will not call business until hallway he met the emir shaikh tell me in hama.
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we're not going to other. committee for that because we have adopted certain procedures to not allow any funds to go to terrorists and we have had investigations into all the claims against qatar since day one the arab and muslim countries are the ones who have suffered most from terrorism and we are committed to fighting terrorism with our friends and allies. france and qatar have decided to sign today a declaration for a road map to strengthen our cooperation against the funding of terrorism and radicalization it will help to facilitate the exchange of intelligence and technical information to be more effective when faced with the danger of extremism al jazeera is demanding the release of its journalist mark what hussein has been in an egyptian prison for over eleven months sainz accused of broadcasting false news to spread chaos which he and al jazeera strongly deny saying this repeatedly complained of mistreatment whilst in jail it was arrested last year on december the
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twentieth whilst visiting his family i'm going marcos chances of keeping her job as german chancellor are significantly improved after her party's former partners the social democrats agreed to begin talks over continuing their coalition in a change to his previous stance social democrat leader martin so successfully used his opening speech of the party conference to persuade his members to a coalition dialogue it could spell the end of germany's political deadlock ten weeks after the inconclusive election result in the calendar as more. well martin chilled staked his political future on this vote and he has survived his party agreeing that he can now start coalition talks with c.d.u. after it struggled to form a government but this is far from a done deal talks a likely to stretch into the new year and several things that this party wants such as reunifications of families of refugees and known to be red lines within certain
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parts of angela merkel's party so this isn't over yet germany is one step closer to a stable government a grand coalition is widely seen as good for stability in germany good for stability in europe however the complication is it leaves the far right anti refugee party the a.f.d. as the main opposition party in terms of numbers in the parliament no rest for in spin issued for christina kirschner the former president of argentina relations in one thousand nine hundred four bombing in one as i was a judge has accused her of covering up the alleged involvement of iran in the bombing of a jewish center twenty three years ago eighty five people guys in the attack a question a says the charges are politically motivated you know we're not going to come on your house you know. the political maneuvers continue we can say it's also a feeling of them founded persecution of the opposition plus harassment and
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humiliation might as well that really violate not just the rule of law but democracy too from a political point of view these measures degrade argentinian justice and show the government and the president receiver machree to be also be responsible for a legal and political organization that pursues the opposition. the e.u. has given the u.k. until sunday to reach an agreement on the irish border so the brics in negotiations can progress to the next stage the british government is trying to work on a solution which will satisfy both republican violence northern ireland's democratic unionist party prime minister to resume they were allies on the support for the deal you can see government of u.k. needs to reach a joint position with the european commission before next week's european summit. thousands of supporters of catalans the session have been rallying in the belgian capital brussels i was said catalan leader called courage mon joining the demonstrators who come from all over europe for the gathering the former president of come flowing is facing arrest in spain organizing an illegal secession referendum in october wait and see he said he was going to stay in belgium for the
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time being but i will be liberian a presidential runoff will be going ahead after the supreme court said there's not enough evidence of fraud in the toll was election the second round will pit vice president joe simple cry against a football star turned politician george where now the challenge to absorb this result has been raised by the third place liberty party with idris explains. justices of the liberian supreme court pointed out to some problems with the voter register and one of the election commission to correct them for example the justices ordered the election commission not to allow anyone whose name is not on the register to cast a ballot in the runoff election now an official of the election commission told that they have made significant progress in that direction includes in the voter register the justices of the supreme court want a final copy of the register to be published in newspapers and other my just post as well as display seem at polling stations where voters can easily access them and
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find out why they need to vote on election day now what is not clear is if the elections were to hold as one official told al jazeera in two weeks that they would be able to answer all these questions and still the election in two weeks what is not clear at the moment is if the election hold in two weeks probably around christmas or boxing day time what will that mean for a smooth transition remember a new president is supposed to be sworn into office on generous sixteen when ellen johnson sirleaf is leaving office now if the loser in the runoff election challenges the outcome and the conduct of the election it could drag on and on in the courts and that could probably result in the delay or shifting of the swearing in of a new president that will in fact throw liberia into a constitutional crisis if that happens.
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now all this week we've been looking at countries with nuclear capability comes ahead of saturday's nobel peace prize ceremony just been awarded to the international campaign to polish nuclear weapons when report that from iran one m.p.'s hold out that the international panic about iran building nuclear weapons was based on a myth same as the story. but iranians here say they've paid a high price for their country's nuclear ambitions years of sanctions have led to 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
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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 mostly mohamadi was a professor at the 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 day he said good bye three times. must mean those the price to run is paid better than most. muscle so i started calling my suit my suit my suit he didn't respond i saw that part of his head was
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blown away i realized his 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. now. a spokesman for the parliamentary commission on national security and foreign policy he says the idea of an islamic nuclear bomb made in iran is a myth in at. do it with 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
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in iran 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. and you can watch an exclusive interview with this year's nobel peace prize laureate. well be speaking to. the tenth of december at sixteen her. still to come on the news our vote counting begins in appalls election as the country moves towards a fully fledged democracy is almost over but there's still time for one more award for sergio garcia tatiana will be here to tell you why it's.
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business updates by qatar airways going places together. zimbabwe's first budget under a new president emerson has been and i'm still in parliament new government has pledged to reengage with international lenders carb spending and attract investors aims to revive an economy battered by years of corruption on the i was to president bob woodward obvious will are in the tasa reports now from harare. zimbabwe finance minister patrick chinamasa says there's now
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a new economic order and that the government's policies will be more investor friendly the indigenous zation law a controversial policy that favors blacks above and will be amended it will close their maintenance. fifty one thirty nine percent intrusion assistance regime literally minerals normally don't want in deployed these. selective sicked. fifty were. concerned. it's the first budget since last month's removal of longtime leader robert mugabe the finance minister estimates an economic growth rate of four point five months amnesty for a return of stolen funds to the country the new leader is open for business and
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wants to reengage with the international community some international community of course they want guarantees that the bar is not a safe investment destination before they pour billions of dollars in restoring the country's fortunes and international standing will be a challenge some western countries impose sanctions the early two thousand and four and rights abuses decades of economic isolation litter company closures and job losses independent economists say the unemployment rate is more than ninety percent there is a shortage of foreign currency some people making ends meet selling and buying second hand clothes on the street zimbabwe's first test will be in next year's elections if the polls are seen to be free fair and credible that could show signs of the ability and encourage investors to release needed funds. al-jazeera. vote counting is underway in nepal's election for national and provincial assemblies the final step in its transition to a federal democracy security was stepped up for the elections with thousands of
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police and soldiers deployed so minister reports now from the capital katmandu. most of the body voters seem to be undeterred by a series of explosions which marred both campaigning and election day queues started forming in government who from early morning to choose state and national assembly this is the second phase of elections with more than twelve million eligible voters from forty five districts taking part. living in more remote mountainous areas voted late last month soon after polls open we've found a ninety eight year old cultural historian who are just cast his ballot people are one step to getting the government of coverage to go back to the most important goal we want to change some new change production. where both political parties have regrouped themselves for these elections into two major alliances the super left alliance of my was former fighters and the communist party unified marxist
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leninist is competing against the so-called democratic alliance of nepali congress together with former royalist and other small parties new political parties have gained attention they claim to champion a new ethical style of politics in a country which has grown sick of endemic corruption however the new constitution sets the bar high for newcomers parties have to win at least three percent votes in the proportional system and one candidate has to win by the first past the post system. why should we look at the same old faces we need to give new people a chance. collecting the votes from all over the country and counting them is expected to take several days as well as elected members of parliament for the first time voters are choosing state assembly members however a federal system of government remains controversial federalism receives little attention during political campaigning and how the newly elected state governments
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will function it's one of the big questions going forward several devices were diffused around the country and an explosion in the south that injured six people the election commission says voting has been mostly peaceful so al-jazeera. let's get all the day's sports news with tatyana thank you very much drama trade superstar strike a christan iron alto has won a fifth ballon d'or on a to equal the number held by his boss alone a rival leonardo messi when all they received the award on thursday at an awards ceremony in paris the portuguese helped around madrid to a second consecutive champions league title earlier in twenty seventeen he also was the winner of the accolade last year when all they would all be looking at to help defend the fee for club world cup title later this month of course i feel happy it's a great moment in my career. i'm glad it's this is something that i am looking forward to every year every season so that's last year with its amazing
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season or in the champions league or in the league. and in terms of individual was the best score in the champions league in twenty seventeen rinaldo tasted success in the champions league with brown madrid for the second time in a row third overall and fourth in his career after having won it with manchester united in two thousand and eight as i mentioned this is the second ballon d'or in a row for him fifth overall on the go nicely with his best player of the year award from last month's fee for awards since joining real madrid in two thousand and nine when other has scored an incredible four hundred and eleven goals of more than a goal a game for the spanish giants including becoming the first man ever to score in each of his six champions league group stage games this season european governing body your way for has stripped to brussels of hosting matches at the twenty twenty european championships the four marches it was due to host have now been given to
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london's wembley stadium already due to hold the semifinals in the final belgians capital has been ruled out because a new stadium hasn't been built yet and local organizers have failed to give guarantees it would even be ready. just over a week since north korea fired a missile into japanese territorial waters the two teams are preparing to face each other in the final round of the east asian championship on saturday and three players will face a clash of loyalties beyond john young and kim song she were born japan but have north korean nationality through that parents will line up for north korea against the country they live in japan and are preparing for a hostile reception mussel uses the. i think the wonderful thing about football is that you can boldly compete against each other without politics being part of it all i will be doing is to represent and fight for my country as a football player. bring on the booing i think the booing watch the fire i don't have anything to lose although i may have my flaws skill wise i do not want to lose
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mentally former usa gymnastics team doctor laurie nasa has been sentenced to sixty years in prison charges on. pornography charges by a federal judge the fifty four year old was given the maximum allowed sentence in july he pleaded guilty to charges of obtaining and possessing child pornography and attempting to destroy evidence he also pleaded guilty to charges of criminal sexual conduct an ass's accuses of included members of the united states olympic gymnastics team including ali raise men whose reacted on twitter saying. we must look at the organizers that protected nasa until we understand the floors in their systems we can't be sure something like this one happened again this is bigger than laurie those who looked the other way need to be held accountable to. the brooklyn nets are going to be a long way from home when they host oklahoma city in the n.b.a. on thursday in mexico city and elsewhere that had to school on wednesday that was
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affected by september break in the city this is the first year where four regular n.b.a. season games have been played in mexico that it's also played the miami heat there on saturday and n.f.l. game also took place there last month. it's just overall just so you know just. had to be a stand out in mexico just you know embrace the coach you know just try to show the games here by that we that we. love playing abroad to be honest i love playing abroad i love playing at different countries playing in front of different fan bases giving them opportunities see us. you know some people be there we see as it might be kids out there who might want the most of us but so for us not to give them the opportunity to see it that pulls them both mostest champion surgery garcia has been named the european tour golf of the year this caps a great year for the spaniard who won his first major title this year at the age of thirty seven and twenty seventeen garcia won three apart from winning. also one in
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to buy the drama monsters any also got married in front of seventeen. the final european tour event of the calendar year teed off on thursday in south african kane and devadatta overcame a recent spell in hospital to call it a sixty three and take a one shot lead off to the opening round in jo'burg six players trial by one shot. with the winter olympic games just about two months away athletes are in the final stages of preparation for twenty eighteen it was canadian crystal bosco's day at the ski cross while top of and involved to run in france he raced past two front to take victory on an opening day that was brought forward by a day because the weather man is predicting a large storm on friday proud action is set to resume on saturday. super excited it was a time it was about their. type was entered this season and i had surgery in april
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and came back just on snow a few weeks ago and. out of despair the last couple days in training were kind of subpar and picked it up a bit today and i knew once i was in the race is a different story and. to get it done on the women's side raining and then pick and wild cut champion and married thompson was absent of into a knee injury and it was sweden fondren aslant who made the most of it. and the favorite in the cement and she took control in the middle portion of the final i never looked back. yeah really half it was i did a really tight seed so you needed to do everything for perfect all all the time otherwise get passed so it was a really good day. of ball for now more later. in the. back there in just a couple minutes but much more. company of course you can talk at the website and i'll just leave it to the meantime.
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