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zero where ever you are. just looking for you'll get out of the past about shooting people or not must try to shoot themselves and their other countries have managed to solve this problem are you worried that this conflict could erupt into its own right open war with the cities jamaal a security issue where the people who paid the price clearly the writeup been prejudiced setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. at least nineteen people are injured after an s.u.v. plows into a crowd in melbourne australia. launching
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al-jazeera life from a headquarters and i'm dead you know bill gates also a heads. were watching those books let him vote against us will serve a lot donald trump threatens un members as they prepare to vote on a resolution opposing his recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital. the polls have just opened in catalonia it's a vote many hope will finally result spain's political crisis. a verdict is in for the so-called not rage case of the former korean air vice president accused of delaying a flight with her tantrum. follow a car has driven into pedestrians in the australian city of melbourne injuring up to now. teen people a white s.u.v.
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crashed into a cable car stop on the side of history during late afternoon rush hour police have arrested the driver and another person as are thomas joining us on the line from sydney what more are we learning about this incident andrew well this happened just over two and a half hours ago now. on one of the busiest times of any day particularly in the runup to the christmas holiday period where many people will be shopping go straight were packed what seems to have happened is this white t.v. that some of the pictures drove. speed through pedestrian crossing like the traffic to pedestrians so that the district closely was packed with people and many of them were hit by the big which came to a stop as you say when it crashed into the tram stop down the road now in terms of injuries we know that people are being treated in hospital people are being treated
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after the crash is still one of the people treated in hospital is a young child preschool age child and the child is said to be in serious condition there are minor injuries as well which i think takes about ninety. we don't know whether this was a deliberate attack or whether it was an accident at this stage the driver of the cons been arrested a suspect a man arrested now as well it's not clear whether that second man was a passenger in the car or whether he's been arrested somewhere where this incident took place all right i understand early early days andrew and we're trying to find the find out the motive of this attack but australia has seen attacks like this in the past most recently in january. that's right in january very very close actually you know spencer of melbourne so where this incident happened another car drove along pedestrian part of the restaurant right off of a street and five people were killed in that incident but was to be not to be
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a terrorist attack as we understand them nowadays the man who is alleged to carry back out the mental health issues he attacked a family member as well it seems and then you don't answer to that but i would not classify actually i think terrorist attack very unclear as to whether there are similarities to what happened just in the last couple of out and got attacked back in january ok and the thomas will cross over to him later on thank you u.s. president has threatened to cut eighteen un members who vote against his recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital so what the quest of arab and muslim countries the united nations will hold an emergency meeting on thursday mike hanna has the latest from new york security council staff posed with the secretary general for an annual photograph is called then it's business as usual in the chamber like most other member states those represented here unwilling to comment publicly on the extraordinary letters sent by u.s.
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ambassador nikki haley at ambassador did you receive the letter from nikki haley about the years many letters every day and the majority view apparently summed up by one representative who was willing to comment on our position in this case has been very clear we had the opportunity to express ourselves in the security council so so that's our very strongly a prince principled position so we didn't was one of the fourteen council members who voted in favor of the jerusalem resolution monday the veto by the us is accompanied by an angry statement from the about. what we witnessed here today in the security council is an insult it won't be forgotten. what some would regard as a thinly veiled threat driven home in a letter circulated to all member states regarding the photo taken place in the general assembly thursday as you consider your vote the ambassador writes i want you to know that the president and the u.s.
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take this vote personally she continues the president will be watching this vote carefully and has requested i report back on those countries who voted against us president trump made clear what the possible consequences could be they take hundreds of millions of dollars and even billions of dollars and then they vote against us while we're watching those votes let them vote against us will save a lot we don't care but privately many u.n. members are outraged at the letters bullying and threatening tone and what was to be a vote condemning attempts to unilaterally change the status of jerusalem may gain even added significance in november more than one hundred fifty nations voted in favor of a resolution declaring all israeli actions in jerusalem as null and void as it was an occupying power a similar result in the general assembly thursday would also be a sweeping international rejection of president trump and his policies mike hanna
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al jazeera united nations. well the turkish and palestinian foreign ministers dismissed trump's threats and said no country should be intimidated it's human know we will give you that the u.s. says we'll track down who voted for what and we'll report to the u.s. president we will get the names of the countries one by one what we do by getting these you allow invasions into those countries we punish them the world has changed the notion of therefore i am right has changed now the world is rising against the from now on honorable nation and i want to build. such pressure. over. the. new. south africa is rolling african national congress has passed
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a resolution to downgrade the country's embassy in israel to allay yes on office it says the decision is to give practical expression to the oppressed people of palestine south africa is among the countries have condemned president donald trump recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital. catalans have started voting in a regional poll which may help settle the question of whether their province should secede from spain the leaders of the separatist movement are pitted against candidates who want to stay part of spain a record turnout is expected opinion polls suggest the candidates are neck and neck madrid's called for the snap election after processing leaders held a vote in off kovar to separate from spain paul brennan covering the vote joining us live from barcelona to tell us what you're seeing in terms of turnout right now because phyllis as the polls they're predicting a record turnout for this vote. well yes i mean for ten i could be as high as eighty percent that's certainly the hope of the organizers here the industrial
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which is the largest polling station in the whole of catalonia and as i look over my shoulder they still haven't opened the doors the doing some last minute checks were told to make sure that the operation run smoothly in the queue is running all the way along here and out of the gates behind the camera and down the street a little bit i won't because it's a little bit awkward the space that we're in right now so that's clearly a huge amount of interest in voting and voting early but the expectation of having a definitive outcome essentially resolving this whole council and secession independence crisis looks slim i'm afraid the poll of polls monitoring various opinion polls in the lead up to this vote show that the pro secession bloc the procession parties will probably be the biggest with around forty seven percent but that's not enough for an outright majority and so it looks like the political
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maneuvering the negotiations will continue into the future catalonia will likely remain under article one five five until a new government can be formed and then it's down to who is appointed the new president could it could it possibly be a call as we should have on again and if so what will he do. when he backed down and stopped the illegal procedure of independence or secession for catalonia or will he continue with the course of action that he's proceeded with so far many many open questions and the other big question i suppose as well is whether those pro unity voters who boycotted the october first referendum will they come out in force they call the silent majority that could be as many of them as a million of them and that the fate of the election could rest in their hands here's the thing paul this is quite an unprecedented election some people saying unnatural when you have many of the leaders from the separatist movements either jailed or then even in exile so how much momentum does the separatist movement
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still hot. well they have been able to campaign speech tomorrow has been able to campaign from brussels we he's been sending video messages to his faithful hit back here in catalonia oriole you care us who is the leader of the capsule and left is the party i'm not looking likely to be the biggest party if the polls are correct at the opinion polls are correct now he's actually in jail and he's been sending veiled comments about the fact that pushed him on fleda's saying well the reason why he's in jail and please don't want to sound is because he chose to stay and face the consequences of his actions as these two men actually ran together in the two thousand and fifteen election now they've chosen to keep their party separate it's a indication that it's not just a procession against pro unity there are also splits within the procession camp so it's not a simple as just a yes or no kind of first situation and the other thing is is proportional
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representation so the smaller parties if they can reach three percent of the votes will also have seats in the new castle on parliament as well fiercely complex opinion to be an exit poll soon after one thousand nine hundred g.m.t. tonight although the full results probably not until somewhere around twenty three g.m.t. tonight all right paul brennan thank you back to the breaking news out of australia and the s.u.v. that round into a crowd injuring at least nineteen people what police are saying is that now it appears to have been a deliberate. police arrived at the scene within minutes of arrested main. at this stage we have forty people injured and several critical. at this stage we believe is a deliberate act and i repeat that at this stage we believe it is i deliberate act however we don't know as a motivation and it's still early stages of the investigation. back then thomas is
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joining us on the line from sydney so that is what we've just heard from australian police and what else did they have to say in that press conference. where they were keeping much of the information back at this stage still but nevertheless a significant just minutes ago you and i i was saying i didn't buy whether they spoke of x. or deliberate now it does seem that the police pretty sure it was a deliberate act interestingly as well they say that when placed by a arrested two people who drive a vehicle and somebody else suggesting that the other person was at the scene as well whether they were inside the car or in the vicinity it's unclear at the both men appears were arrested at the scene as police officer you just saw that. people were injured in this attack several of them who say that critically injured including one child at preschool age in a serious condition in a hospital but they really apart from the fact that they believe it was deliberate
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and giving the number of people injured in this incident they haven't said much more ok andrew thomas thank you. still ahead on al-jazeera poland's president signs to laws curbing judicial independence triggering a possible confrontation with the e.u. last week the man on a mission to save traditional printing methods in taiwan. through tranquil rave you can you. can. and it's an illusion gondola. hello and welcome to international weather forecast now as we look at europe's weather the still snow around but not as much as it has been in recent days so this system is a fairly active still at the moment there you see the snow extending from austria up through the baltic states ahead of it pretty chilly air behind it we've got
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malta air for western areas and not still there thursday and on into friday maybe more that front for the towards the east is beginning to weaken but still quite cold across those eastern areas and the circle circulation pushing into the mediterranean that is going to give some unsettled weather across this region slowing see the supplementary plenty of cloud around as we look at the forecast around the gulf of sirte region it's looking pretty windy some heavy showers likely cloudy further towards the east egypt but curry should get away with quite warm weather twenty nine s. a nice one the into central parts of africa we've got some showers across the congo towards kabban but otherwise weather conditions cherry not looking too bad here we've got a scattering of showers but lagos nigeria should be generally dry and fine into southern portions of the continent to see quite a bit of cloud across parts of down through into maybe one or two showers here certainly for eastern parts of south africa could be wet and some showers are highly likely in turban. the weather sponsored by qatar and peace.
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you are making very pointed remarks when they're on line the main u.s. response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been to criminalize or if you join us on sat you know you will first just wakes up the over the morning and says i want to color the world in darkness is a dialogue and that could be what leading to some of the confusion online what about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera. the top stories on al-jazeera a car has driven into pedestrians in the australian city of melbourne injuring at
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least fourteen people police say it was a deliberate act but don't know the motivation two people including the driver have been arrested and polls open for catalonia as a regional stop election which may end spain's month long political crisis the leaders of the separatist movement are pitted against candidates who want to remain part of spain. u.s. president has threatened to cut aid to you when members who vote against his recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital at the request of arab and muslim countries the united nations will hold an emergency meeting on thursday. for the fourth time this year a north korean soldier has defected to south korea the government and seoul says he crossed the demilitarized zone which was covered in thick fog south korean soldier was later fired around twenty warning shots at border guards from the other side last month in the north korean soldier was shot by callie's as he escaped across the border in an army jeep. see one who is a political analyst from seoul
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a publisher of korea exposé he says north koreans have been defecting through the land border with china under kim jong un's regime many people tribute to decrease to the fed ever since the current leader of north korea kim jong il into power there has been increasing valence along the main channel of defections from north korea to the outside world which is the border between when china and as a result of the numbers have certainly been has gone down and we have seen a slight increase in this extraordinary defections from d.m.z. and by sea from last year which was around five cases to this year and fifteen but the fact that we are paying so much attention to these cases of defection really don't supposed to show that we are struggling to find out what is going on in those and there are simply not enough sources tell us information about that would seem so people watch these cases very closely but it's unclear what is except the joy in
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these people the former a korean air vice president who's not rage tantrum delayed a flight of twenty four to you will avoid more jail time the supreme court ruled that cho hugh nawa was not guilty of the most serious charge of changing a flight routes cho the daughter of the airline's chairman got angry when a flight attendant served her nuts in a bag and set off on a plate she forced the plane to taxi back to the gate at new york's john f. kennedy airport kathy novak has more from salt. back in december twenty fourth teen the then vice president of korean air and the daughter of the company's chairman show here ana was in the first class cabin of a flight from new york's j.f.k. airport bound for seoul and she was so outraged that she was served back a damia nuts in a bag instead of on a place that she ordered the plane returned to the gate so that she could have the chief flight attendant thrown off now the question before the courts has been
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didn't show break aviation security law by changing the flight path when she ordered the plane back to the gate originally a district court back in twenty fifteen found her guilty of that charge and sentenced her to one year in prison but later three months later the high court on appeal overturned that ruling finding her instead guilty only on lesser charges and handing down a suspended ten month sentence while now the supreme court the highest court here in south korea has agreed with the high court saying that there is no definition of the flight route so instead it had to use the broadly accepted term which meant that the flight referred to when the plane is actually in the air and therefore it could not find show guilty of that most serious charge and so she remains free today well north korea has refuted u.s. claims that was behind this year is widespread one of cries cyberattack the trump administration previously said it had evidence that pyongyang had initiated the
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global attack and may want to cry infected hundreds of thousands of computers and hospitals banks and homes forcing users to pay a ransom to recover their dato a spokesman for north korea's foreign ministry called the accusations absurd. the un's human rights chief has made the unusual decision not to seek a second term saying to to do so might involve him tempering his criticisms. saying a jordanian prince has spoken out against me in mar and u.s. president. his four year term expires next september in an e-mail to stuff he explains his decision saying after reflection i have decided not to seek a second four year term to do so in the current geo political context might involve bending in knee and supplication muting a statement of advocacy lessening the independence and integrity of my voice which is your voice. poland's president has accused the e.u.
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of flying about his country's plan judicial reforms the e.u. has triggered a legal mechanism that could see poland stripped off its voting rights within the bloc russell says the polish law are polish laws rather are a threat to democracy as house a butler has more it was a message of defiance from warsaw to the european union poland's president signing into law two bills reforming the judiciary something the e.u. had warned against saying the changes threatened elements democracy was arms of provides and i think we've introducing very good solutions in poland i believe we're introducing solutions that will improve the justice system that will make people finally regained faith in justice regain faith in polish course and regain faith in the justice system just hours earlier the e.u. had taken an unprecedented step to try and stop poland forging ahead with a controversial reforms it launched article seven of the lisbon treaty
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a process that could lead to poland losing its e.u. voting rights sadly concerns of deep within a period of two years a significant numbers of laws have been adopted thirteen in total which put at serious risk the independence of the judiciary and the separation of powers in poland. since coming to power in twenty fifteen poland's right wing law and justice party has been at loggerheads with the e.u. and for its drive to tighten immigration and media laws analysts say the e's latest move is unlikely to put government i don't know where it all the law and justice the governing party in poland is riding high in the opinion polls i think that they are very adept at turning the battled with brussels to their own advantage they can say to you just an unelected bureaucrats are trying to undermine our national sovereignty so they they will be perfectly content to think this one reckless way
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through. over the past months polish opposition protesters have voiced their anger at a government they say is increasingly authoritarian. the e.u. has given poneman three months to address its concerns it may then consider suspending voting rights but for that to happen all member states would have to agree and the problem for the e.u. is that hungary has already made it clear that it would veto such a move which al-jazeera al-jazeera journalists around the world are calling for the release of our colleague mahmoud hussein who's been detained in an egyptian prison for a year he was taken into custody while visiting family security services say he's under investigation but have not referred him to a court and tired reports. standing in solidarity with mahmoud hussein at al-jazeera headquarters in doha journalists from around the world show their support for hussein who has been held in any gyptian prison for
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a year the correspondent is accused of crimes ranging from incitement to broadcasting fake news with the aim of spreading chaos trendall is the managing director of al-jazeera english he says the allegations against hussein are false it's quite outrageous that that his imprisonment has been extended i believe that every forty five days they extended his detention and that it's now out in two years so it's it's really outrageous and of course we call for his freedom of all as we do hold journalists who were unjustly imprisoned before working at network headquarters in doha the saying was based on al jazeera is now closed bureau in cairo his family says his physical and mental health have deteriorated considerably over the past year and that he's been denied adequate medical attention for a broken arm my father is emotionally and mentally distressed because he feels that he was there underdogs and behind the bars without committing any crime the
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coverage of his saints case by gyptian media has also had a major impact on his family shortly after being arrested he was paraded on national television which branded him a terrorist my sisters and brother face social stigma everything in their schools everyone calls things that they are sons and daughters of protest and they are not sure fingering egypt they are not safe each one of us is not safe human rights and press freedom groups have also condemned hussein's arrest it's unclear when or if not move hussein will be released from prison but the message to his egyptian jailers from him his family and all his colleagues at all just zero remains the same free mahmoud because. journalism is not a crime. hussein's detention is the latest in a string of arrests by egyptian authorities targeting al jazeera staff in the country a year and a half ago ibrahim the former editor in chief of al-jazeera arabic was sentenced to
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death in the potential for endangering national security accusations he denies egypt also imprisoned by her mohammed mohamed fahmy and peter greste on charges of spreading false news in a case that was widely condemned by international media outlets and politicians alike they were freed after being held in prison for over a year and while it's unclear what will happen to mahmoud hussain the demands for his release will continue until he's free in al-jazeera. britain's opposition leader germy corben has also urged him to release her saying calling his imprisonment completely wrong when message to president sisi is. please release me i'm going to sing but also please release of the journalists that have been held with me to try to report the truth and what is going on with that
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knowledge of the truth how do we know where we're all going and imprison journalists is completely wrong denying people the opportunity to understand what is happening in a particular society is completely wrong stand together everyone around the world through the necessity of the freedom of speech that is the right to know the right to know what journalists are finding out for us. people in spain are queuing up for a holiday tradition they're buying tickets for the annual christmas lottery known as god or the fat one the draw is scheduled for friday and more than two billion dollars are paid out across the country to multiple winners the lottery dates back to the nineteenth century. type foundry in taiwan is the world's last remaining set of traditional chinese character is business has been difficult but the company's owner hopes to revive the typeface
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culture by opening a museum dedicated to the crafts here's his story and his own words. my name is one and i am sixty five years old i am the owner of foundry in taiwan. founded in one nine hundred sixty nine by my father seeing his home to the world's last remaining set of let's face traditional chinese characters so our business had thrived before the one nine hundred eighty s. this was when everything from books to newspapers was printed the old way using movable types that we supply. as an apprentice i was inspired by my father's dedication to craftsmanship. he was strict but setting the example for me to excel at the most difficult technique i learned to carve the copper mold with a knife in it than human hair and i grew attached to the beauty of chinese characters with the advance of digital printing many of our peers out of business.
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by two thousand and five we were the only ones left that's what. i thought about closing shop found it hard to let go of my passion and my father's legacy. so you or i managed to stay open and spent the last decade repairing these broken molds myself so it's been a labor of love since i can only fix five characters a day a fraction of our one hundred and fifty thousand words a collection. of francs to a crowdfunding success this spring we raised three hundred thousand dollars to training professionals to restore some of the molds. and my goal is to open a museum and i plan to devote the rest of my life to revive the type based culture . will never be a quitter as my father often said. hello
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again the headlines on al jazeera a car has driven into pedestrians in the australian city of melbourne injuring at least fourteen people police say it was a deliberate act but don't know the motivation two people including the driver have been arrested police the road to the city within minutes and a risk to me at this age we have fourteen people injured and several. at this stage we believe is a deliberate act and i repeat that at this stage we believe i believe. however we do not know if my device and the early stages of the investigation catalans have started voting in a regional poll which may help settle the question of whether there province should secede from spain the leaders of the separatist movement are pitted against candidates who want to stay part of spain a record turnout is expected opinion polls suggest the candidates are neck and neck madrid calls for the snap election after leaders held
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a vote in october to separate from spain. u.s. president has threatened to cut aid to un members who vote against his recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital at the request of arab and muslim countries the united nations will hold an emergency meeting on thursday. south africa's ruling african national congress has passed a resolution to downgrade the country's embassy in israel to a liaison office it says the decision is to give practical expression to be oppressed people of palestine. another north korean soldier has defected to the south the fourth this year the governments in seoul says he crossed the demilitarized zone which was covered in thick fog south korean soldiers later fired around twenty warning shots of border guards from the north last month a north korean soldier was shot by callie says he escaped across the border in an army. zimbabwe's former mining minister under robert mugabe has been arrested on
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allegations of corruption and abuse of office walter she is the latest ally off mugabe who's facing action after the new government took charge in his first state of the nation address on wednesday vowed to crack down on corruption in the country . those are the headlines on al-jazeera the stream is coming up next ahead of the september twenty fourth national election survey showed a satisfied with the state of their economy this is easily the start news biggest tech success story. by microsoft in two thousand and eleven we bring you the stories the economic world we live in the cost at this time. town facing a few without.


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