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the two main contenders battling to lead south africa's a and c but whoever wins inherits an increasingly divided party. containing the sounders era live from london also coming up sebastian cortes becomes the world's youngest leader as he agrees a kurdish and deal which brings the far right into austria's government. three months after two hurricane hit while third question rico still without power. and the personal items that tell a story of refugees who died on a dangerous new land crossing into europe. and south africa's ruling african national congress has been meeting to choose a new leader the current president jacob zuma who's accused of corruption is stepping down as head of the a.n.c.
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the party is deeply divided over who should succeed him the main contenders are former cabinet minister because as ana mean is you know who's also his ex-wife and deputy president and prominent businessman cyril ramaphosa the winner will be announced on sunday and zuma has himself acknowledged failures that threaten the party's future. the fifty fourth national conference is taking place at a time when i was. at a crossroads. why we identify corporate. as posing a serious threats to the a.n.c. . we all sort of need to look at. them weeks we are going to. turn a page was at the conference in johannesburg. this african national congress elective conference opened with a warning by the current speaker of the house she said delegates shouldn't sing
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a divisive songs in support of one candidate or another and she also said no one should be throwing cheers that's because at the branch level the grass roots need to be live a live and see members some people have been hurling chairs across the room they have been pushing and shoving accusations of vote buying and intimidation and that's led to a resort into the amount of legal action people who challenge the outcomes of those branch level meetings at which delegates chosen to come here and represent and a mandated by their branches to vote for one particular candidate or another president jacob zuma in his outgoing speeches and see president was critical of that legal action he said the a.n.c. should be able to deal with its problems internally and he said that by people going into the courts they were undermining the or fartsy of the a.n.c. the president himself is no stranger to legal action he has at the moment hundreds
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of corruption charges hanging over him which could be reinstated if legal action launched by the main opposition the democratic alliance is successful and that is why many people believe he's trying to influence the outcome of this elective conference because if he manages to get an ally into power they may be able to protect him from any post-presidential legal action but if a rival comes in they may be less inclined to help or you should count is an independent political analyst activist and writer she says the a.n.c. is leadership decision is make or break the party and could impact heavily on south africa's economy. if the a.n.c. doesn't vote what the country sees as the right way of what the electorate sees as the right way there's a very real possibility that come twenty nineteen the a.n.c. may well find itself not in power anymore or at the very least with a hung parliament that is becoming an increasingly real possibility we've got
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growth of less than one percent at present loads of unemployment many sectors currently shedding jobs so you have a situation where the economy is nosediving where there is the possibility in the very near future of a further ratings downgrade we're already at junk status it's a really a make or break election for the a.n.c. in that sense in terms of jacob zuma a lot really depends on whether this national elective conference actually decides to recall him as president of the country once the new president of the a.n.c. has been voted in if mrs zuma lovingly zuma wins it is unlikely that will happen will therefore probably see mr zuma remaining frezza didn't have the country till the twenty one thousand election to mass graves containing the remains of dozens of iraq's years in the minority have been found near the northwestern town of singa
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ninety bodies have reportedly been found including women and children are still took a bus in your town in twenty fourteen killing and in slaving thousands of members of a religious minority group in jail was retaken a year later by u.s. backed kurdish fighters the un has declared the massacre a year c.d.'s a genocide. funerals have been held for four palestinians killed by israeli forces during protests in gaza and the occupied west bank on friday they were rallying against the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital one was an activist who lost both his legs during an israeli air strike in two thousand and eight and fisher was at the funeral the became in the thousands to see goodbye and what he represented the. three a lost both his legs in a near strike during the two thousand and the gaza war but he became an unlikely symbol of palestinian defiance and resistance. the twenty nine year old often went
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in his wheelchair to fly his flag at demonstrations and protests all over gaza he went on friday to the border with thousands of others to protest donald trump's decision to declare jerusalem as israel's capital. donald trump must reverse his decision jerusalem as the capital of palestine i call on all arabs to support the palestinians and if they don't we palestinians will do it ourselves be by him three it was flying his flag on friday when he was shot and killed by the israelis going to market us to the very moment we helped them are to abraham in the wheelchair tear gas was fired at us and abraham was hit in the head he fell to the ground and was killed instantly by a single bullet to the head. at his funeral in gaza city hamas leader ismail haniyeh said the protesters death was not in vain. he tried to protest despite his condition became famous all over the world and he is shaping the consciousness of the world two people were killed in clashes in gaza
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on friday for several hours and in seven places along the border palestinians protested. and rocks at israeli positions usually fired bullets and tear gas trying to force the thousands back from the border line hundreds were taken to hospital many suffering from the effects of gas and with other groups and factions here and guys are calling for more protests the people here are bracing themselves for more funerals in the days and weeks to come because that was alan fischer al jazeera. protests as have been on the streets of tel aviv for the third weekend in a row demanding the resignation of the prime minister benjamin netanyahu is being investigated over corruption allegations which he denies harry force it was at the protests and has more. throughout december this is what saturday night in downtown tel aviv has looked like while international attention has been on the latest crisis in the peace process with the palestinians for these protesters the focus is
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on domestic politics and the corruption allegations against prime minister benjamin netanyahu we don't want the outside the government if they don't the odds are up to people's to go home we are asking the people is going to be must leave going. on friday police arrived in netanya whose residence to question him for a seventh time one case concerns allegations he tried to manipulate media coverage in his favor and other centers on expensive gifts received from wealthy foreign business executives in particular because. the prime minister denies one leak from the investigation suggesting he and his wife requested expensive cigars and champagne when stocks were running low from hollywood producer on the strain billionaire james packer and others welcome to across the world his lawyer has admitted what he calls netanyahu as weakness for wealthy people his wife sarah is awaiting indictment on a separate case involving alleged misuse of public funds they're seen as working
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very well together to hedonistically wealth wise again strange twist here not the kind of. thiessen taishan the public leaders who really would like to show there's increased need to regarding another case involving alleged corruption when german submarines were bought for the israeli navy netanyahu is not a suspect and he hasn't been questioned but two of his closest and most senior associates have been detained israel's prime minister insisted his innocence will be proven once these investigations have run their course with the near they get to the end of the political pressure on benjamin netanyahu increases are a force that i'll just tell of it. was just president says his country won't lurch to the right despite an announcement of a new government featuring the far right freedom party thirty one year old sebastian cortes who leads the more moderate peoples party with a new chancellor but the freedom party will control several of the most important ministries for credit reports. he's been nicknamed c or wizkid now he'll be
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known as chancellor sebastian kurtz lead the overpay people's party to a thirty two percent winning share of the votes in the general election two months ago but to govern he needed a coalition and the far right f.p.o. is his chosen partner this is good this is we have a good strong team concerning my party the people's party half of it will be women and two thirds of our team are experts who will bring a lot of knowledge to the political leadership regarding the freedom party and mr starr has a team he's also put forward his suggestions so that the kids are going to follow this is about responsibility for our wonderful republic of australia and it is about ensuring good cooperation for the future too it can be difficult to tell them apart kurtz and his conservative people's party bills itself a center right but its policies borrow freely from far right ideas in january
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curt's demanded a ban on public sector workers wearing headscarves he was instrumental in having full face veils banned in austria too and his anti migrant policies slammed the door on syrian refugees trying to reach europe via the so-called balkan route it's not the first time far right politicians have been government ministers in austria it happened seventeen years ago e.u. states reacted then by downgrading bilateral contacts the prospects in this coalition of the far right in charge of austria's foreign interior and defense ministries is likely to create concern in other european capitals yes senator markey will a lot of barry or. i have to add to this three things so especially was respected or. it woman who is supposed to become in the ministry is not a party member. and what is more in court in
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a european perspective all the european policy agendas will transfer from the foreign ministry huge chancellorship now the cuts not struck a have detailed the new government's approach to european policy cuts says he is pro european but the far right is traditionally euro skeptic difficult at austria will hold the e.u. rotating presidency in the second half of next year old brennan al-jazeera. still to come on the program keeping an eye toward a situation cattle on prairie independence demonstrators refused to be silenced by spain and of next week's regional elections last. a month ago here in the u.s. state of georgia where rural hospitals are closing at an alarming rate we'll tell you what the effect is on the local communities and why it could be the difference between life and death.
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allan the last week has seen some ludicrous temperatures in australia particularly sydney hitting the forty three mark in the western suburbs middle thirty's and melbourne adelaide so going back down to normal recently but there is still heat in the middle for crossfire springs remains at forty degrees and given that wind is coming sas we're up to thirty seven in adelaide and i would say twenty six the warmth hasn't reached percy or on shore breeze is much too strong for that to happen at least almost sunday but week monday but by that time melbourne shot up to thirty four and adelaide's is approaching the forty mark once again it's been a real hot couple of weeks and it looks like it not be repeating itself down a bit further east and usually we watch to see what comes out of australia and affect new zealand it's going to increase the cat a little bit and we might find some light rain in south and on the west coast but
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look at the temperatures twenty seven tries church and twenty three you know can this rather hard to complain about that so i was sort of ignore well until monday night in christchurch now let's go straight some fluctuation winters tucked in probably you might expect the opposite season opposite sides of the equator and is a pretty snowy picture for sunday the most of honshu a good part of her card. this is a boon for point people right now and technology there is so much going to help people it's from thanks for calling i read this is there and what are you looking for today we get to the client with their day to day tasks and give them more independence and the schools are gets a little. exploration process. we have outside knowledge available to us. this tour on all jazeera.
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from on to the top stories here south africa's ruling african national congress has been meeting to choose a new leader of the party is deeply divided as it decides between jacob zuma ex-wife or his deputy. for the third weekend in a row thousands of protestors have been demonstrating in tel aviv demanding the resignation of israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu over corruption allegations. and austria's president says his country won't lurch to the right despite the announcement of a new government featuring the far right freedom party. or the refugees are
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attempting a new route into europe with deadly consequences if you are taking the old route across the aegean sea to the greek islands of lesbos and kiosks where many have had to endure dire conditions now thousands are heading north to cross the border from turkey into northeastern greece but that means crossing the everest river which is proof for hundreds of refugees. me has this exclusive report from and it's under police and a warning you may find some of the images distressing. if you want to see how dangerous it is to be a refugee this hospital morgue is a good starting point is border with. pub loss is parts hospital doctor parts detective the bodies are usually discovered half naked they've been in the water for weeks on the river or the fish take their clothes sometimes they're a possible effects
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a clue to someone's mind says this syrian woman drowned along with her son she was identified by another son already in europe but usually they remain unidentified silent witnesses to the horror of the refugees journey is a very little goes with that is it because we're here that woman will have a little. ghettoes we haven't seen them we have all harmony. world government they come here to buy that and here was poor farm the. sea and the yes it's very difficult. sometimes the bodies are found by police on patrol. sometimes they discovered by fishermen in the shallows more dive hypothermia frozen from leaking boats discovered in outbuildings half eaten by wild dogs others still killed by trains sleeping on the railway is
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afghan says he crossed the river six times before dodging the police by that time he left behind three of his friends dead on the border. you know they were three of my best friends we were out in the open it was so dangerous so cold we didn't have any food or clothes. where the river winds into turkey a fence becomes the border paid for by the european union to keep the refugees out either side the turkish and greek troops refugees have been blown up by land mines here the united nations says this year twenty thousand have been stopped on the turkish side it's becoming a favored route for refugees to avoid the greek islands what is france does is to force the refugees into the river either in the hands of illegal smuggling gangs or by themselves it's really dangerous are the way and yet again exposes the lack of
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safe routes at the edges of the european union for refugees well away from the fence and the watching troops the motorway is used by the smugglers they camp out here after crossing the river into greece the greek government says a thousand people a month are being caught it is unclear how many get through but they have nothing. this is a this is a medical note from a charity it's from december last year he says could this person please be referred to a psychiatrist. the hospital doctors believe the river contains many more bodies it will soon give up and at their impoverished hospital they should is the new addition from the red cross a huge fridge they've run out of room for the bodies lawrence lee al jazeera on the greece turkey border and it'll instability in togo is high on the agenda to
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meeting a west african leaders in nigeria conflicts in guinea bissau our nigeria also being discussed by members of the economic community of west african states. says that meeting in a bit easier. the leaders discuss economy and politics and of course africa's regional west africa's regional. trouble spots guinea bissau was reviewed to look at the progress made politically and economically there to resolve the political process their struggle was mentioned and in two sentences in his opening remarks at the horse president nigeria's muhammadu buhari called on both sides to resolve this issue i mean could be through dialogue now as the leaders meet in this hall hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across toward demanding an end to fifty year dina's to rule of their my family and urging political reforms now what remains to be seen is whether the member nations will force the hands of the of one of their or intervene to see to the demands of the protesters i mean by
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here here i mean the leader of the talk will now model was deferred until two thousand and eighteen when the nations of the west africa economic bloc will consider whether or not to admit the country into the fifteen member nation bloc and tunisia is also aiming to be an observer status just a small return year which pulled itself out of the regional bloc in two thousand in the year two thousand is attending the summit or attended the summit as an observer nation question still struggling to recover nearly three months after two hurricanes slammed into the caribbean island a third of the mains without power is this is closed and thousands of people are still in shelters all one hundred thirty thousand pleasure weakens have left the island schauder still there are reports where to reconsider each hurricane season there at the mercy of nature but three months after him and then move back to the islands they're also learning they're at the mercy of u.s.
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government officials to help revive life as the new it's an endless come let me see all we want my mother to live a house was destroyed she hasn't many years left and we want to live decently is that too much to ask. from the beginning puerto rican officials have been asking for a more robust response from the trumpet ministration the island is american territory and its three point four million residents are american citizens but many have complained that not only do they feel like second class citizens they feel forgotten. during a visit earlier this month the new york governor said one third of where to rican are still in the dark most have to boil water before using it and one thousand remain in shelters the federal government should be ashamed of itself in the way they've handled this border region has not gotten the care and the attention that they deserve the administrator of the federal emergency management agency or fema says a series of disasters from harry can harvey in texas to wildfires in california have
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burned through its budget and burned out its staff in puerto rico obviously is the power it's an antiquated power system that we're rapidly trying to figure out day in and day out on how to get in there the complexities of it being an island and the logistical complexities you know adds to it the goal is to not only rebuild the electrical grid but make it better able to withstand the hurricanes that are expected to become more frequent due to climate change this period of recovery is excruciating for so many however you can see i cry for what happened for what we lost. the island has also lost thousands of residents who have relocated to the mainland the exit is combined with the country's poverty and debt burden could make the puerto rico of the future a very different place on the silver al-jazeera. demonstrators have staged
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a torch lit march in barcelona calling for the release of politicians and activists jailed by the central government in madrid the leader of one of the main procession parties is in prison and only three other separatists facing charges of sedition will for a candidate in next those days regional elections that have to contest about from jail after a judge in madrid denied them bail and here in the month and hole was up in march this is part of the wider campaign for the parliamentary elections on this coming thursday but this group in particular are calling for the release of what they called the political prisoners there referring to a group of catalan prime dependents politicians who were imprisoned by the spine essentially. take a little bit i'm just seeing the booking right now down the iconic last round those who. have the most touristy areas of the low down.
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to live. there for the least little prisoners and that really goes to do something. else coming along since are they on the do you know. about that off togo. referendum the spanish government the central government stepping old they have learned from all of the declared. from madrid and then set about imprisoning some of the leading politicians road crews who are independents who are caseloads your region and so now as they go towards the parliamentary elections on the twenty first of december you have these politicians still in prison who are also candidates you have all the politicians out on bail who are facing a thirty year jail sentence on charges of rebellion and you also have other leading politicians in self exile in brussels. bolivian president evo morales has named himself as the official candidate for the governing mass party for the twenty nine
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thousand elections it's likely to cause even more anger in bolivia people have demonstrated in several cities against more on his plan to run for a fourth term in office a court ruling which cannot be challenged that appeal has allowed him to run for president again. argentina has fired the head of its navy following the recent loss of a submarine relatives of crew members from the missing sabah demanding the search operation continues until the vessel is found contact with the ira a son of one was lost a month ago forty four crew members were on board argentina's navy ended its search two weeks ago for a news of an explosion had been detected near the subs the last known location aircraft and ships from eighteen countries had been looking for the submarine in the southern atlantic in france the largest privately owned matter of skeleton has been sold at auction the fifteen thousand year old skeleton was found in siberia
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and went for six hundred forty three thousand dollars by the chief executive of a french waterproofing company the firm's logo is a prehistoric animal model. thanks but it's a warning that so-called medical deserts becoming much more common in the u.s. says twenty ten more than eighty rural hospitals have closed and hundreds more are at risk of shutting their doors now desires and gallagher reports one such area around metter in georgia. glenwood really is a blink and you'll miss it kind of rural city only a few hundred people live here even on busy days it's sleepy but at one time it was home to the only hospital in the county an area of almost eight hundred square kilometers that was our kind of our walk to a better term claimed a fine with the hospital then three years ago the facility closed its doors and with that the city lost its biggest employer and it devastated economically and many of us took away our lot brooke are you know just the
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beginning of a domino effect you know small towns you know you know larger town if you lose one hundred twenty jobs you know you could probably overcome it but here it's just hard to do that. but for the residents many who are elderly and poor it's the loss of health care that hit the hardest with folks on you know what happened here. is. it would be good if we would have found in about an hour's drive away is met or there the county hospital is still open but state officials say it's financially stressed like hundreds of other rural hospitals across the us it's facing serious challenges in the state of georgia there are around two hospital beds for every thousand people but in rural communities it's a very different picture hospitals have a hard time attracting doctors many of the patients don't have insurance and simply can't pay their bills and medicaid
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a social welfare program designed to help the poor hasn't been expanded here or that means that hospitals that are still open a struggling to get by and we have a lot of folks that come in for heart attacks or strokes hospital c.e.o. david flanders is working hard to turn things around and says serving the community is about more than health care in a great hospital to be able to prosper as a community and that's kind of our mission and everybody that works here wants to take care of patients they want to see this hospital survive and they don't do it for monetary reasons for sure they do it because they're they're genuinely concerned about the patients and the people in this community according to the national rural health association a third of the u.s. is rural hospitals are in danger of closing for good leaving the u.s. is most vulnerable without timely access to health care for many the situation is the difference between life and death at a gala crowd zira matter georget. headlines
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when i was there south africa's ruling african national congress has been meeting to select its new leader the current president jacob zuma is accused of corruption and is stepping down as ansi head a party is deeply divided between former cabinet minister and ex-wife of jacob zuma . and a deputy president cyril run the poser zuma his successor is likely to lead the a.n.c. into the twenty nine thousand presidential election the fifty fourth national conference is taking place at a time when. his is at a crossroads. why we identify corporate. as. a serious threats to the a.n.c. . we need to look at. them weeks we.
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austria's president says his country won't lurch to the right despite the announcement of a new government featuring the far right freedom party thirty one year old sebastian courts who leads the more moderate people's party is said to be the new chancellor but the freedom party will control several important ministries both parties campaigned against immigration. the torchlight march has been held in barcelona by demonstrators calling for the release of politicians and activists jailed by the central government in bitter at madrid spain imposed direct rule after october's secession referendum and jailed some pro independence politicians. two mass graves containing the remains of dozens of iraq's minority have been found near the northwestern town ninety bodies have reportedly been found including women and children i saw took over the town in twenty fourteen killing and slaving
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fountains of members of the minority group. taken a year later by u.s. backed kurdish fighters the u.n. has declared the massacre. a genocide the third weekend in a row thousands of protestors have been on the streets of tel aviv demanding the resignation of israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu is being investigated over corruption allegations which he denies there's the headlines techno is up next after. it's the cheapest rail service in the d.r. congo the largest country in sub-saharan africa the swallow crosses half the country from lubumbashi to a labor. it's the only link between remote villages and the outside world. the swallow has been around for more than fifty years like a local bus it stops a virtually every station passengers clamber for remaining seats people cram into whatever space they can find. nearly two thousand people all together three times
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the officially permitted capacity for those who weren't able to find a place or who can't afford a ticket there's always the roof. travelers have to remain alert a lapse in attention could be fatal. the danger comes not just from above. even at the moderate speed of thirty kilometers an hour a tree branch can cut like a machete. living life in partial or total darkness according to the world health organization approximately two hundred fifty three million people globally the vision impaired to protect the blind. today on tech night some of the latest innovations making it easier to help people the sight problems navigate a complex world if you want to grab a basket they're just slightly on the right side. and even enjoy asked again
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through a gentle touch i think there are so many people that i met there were really.

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