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it's swear every suits. forced to flee from syria to lebanon many refugee mothers risked childbirth in terrible conditions delivery is very difficult here in dublin and it's ghostly i can't go back to syria now because of the war but one lebanese woman is committed to helping them. become friends with nephew woman. she's important to me. there are a few g.'s midwife at this time on al jazeera world. sharp limits on oil imports and a smuggling crackdown the un approves more sanctions against north korea.
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they want to see real life from a head quarters and. also a heads the u.s. is now ready to give ukraine anti-tank missiles for its fight against pro russia separatists. ninety people reported killed by mudslides and flooding in the southern philippines caused by tropical storm tembin. i'm joined homewood in brazil were proposed change the constitution could it right to create women's rights to an abortion under any circumstances. the u.n. security council has unanimously passed new sanctions in the latest attempt to force north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs the resolution put forward by the us includes measures to cut most of pyongyang petrol
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imports north korea is already under u.s. u.n. and e.u. sanctions after several nuclear and missile tests the c. or so the new sanctions will try to cut deliveries of refined petrol products. by nearly ninety percent all north koreans working abroad will have to return home within two years they won't be able to send foreign currency back home there will be a ban on exports of north korean goods such as machinery and electrical equipment and there will also be a crackdown on ships smuggling banned goods aimed at preventing the transport of core oil mike hanna has more from the united nations but what has been a sometimes divided year for the security council draws to an end with a display of unity the resolution on north korea tightening sanctions passed unanimously and tighten the sanctions it does there's a massive reduction in the amount of refined fuel that is north korea would be
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allowed to import also a trouble bat an asset freeze on a number of individuals and one entity the north korean army well this resolution followed intense talks between the united states russia and china to ensure that all were in agreement with the text. today for the tenth time this council stand united against a north korean regime that rejects the pursuit of peace the camera seen continues to defy the resolutions of this council the norms of civilized behavior and the patience of the international community their arrogance and hostility to anything productive has set their country on a destructive path the resolution also did not rule out dialogue committing members to pursuing the six party talks north korea south korea japan the us russia and china coming together in some form of dialogue the u.s. still insisting though that there must be
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a sustained to say shit of north korean missile development before discussions can commence russia and china for their part within the meeting insisting that this should be some kind of quid pro quo shown by south korea and the u.s. perhaps suspending their ongoing joint military exercises nonetheless the security council coming to agreement a unanimous vote at the end of the year of your holiday in hong kong has been monitoring china's response well the fact that china has agreed to that level of could cuts and will be transparent about how much oil it's sending north korea is seen as a major change in stance but china's top sort of halting all field supplies beijing's concerned it will lead to a collapse in the regime and as tensions even further something beijing does not want here's the chinese ambassador to the u.n. team here on the d.p. r. k. is continuing to conduct nuclear tests and missile launches in defiance of the
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universal opposition by the international community the parties concerned have continued to expand military exercises in scale up their own shows of force the escalation of tension on the peninsula which has reached a point of risking spiraling out of control is not in the interests of any party. china's compliance with all these sanctions is possibly the biggest blow to north korea most of the north korean labor outside of the country it's in china the hard currency they send back supports pyongyang's nuclear ambitions and after the last round of sanctions in september all north korean companies and china will have to close in the next few days now with this round of sanctions on north korean workers will have to leave though they'll have a longer time line pyongyang used to notify beijing in advance before it launched a missile are conducted a nuclear test now not anymore analysts say beijing no longer has this way it once had over north korea the u.s.
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says it will give you korean what it calls enhanced defensive capabilities u.s. media reports that the new orleans include anti-tank missiles but the state department has not confirmed lethal weapons will be sent so far washington has been providing ukraine with support equipment and training in its battle against pro russia separatists in eastern parts of the country fighting in ukraine broke out more than three years ago after progress the separatists took over part of the east to agreement to end the conflict was signed in minsk in september twenty fourth and a few months later but sporadic fighting continued both sides blaming each other for the ceasefire violations recent fighting has been the worst in months the conflict has killed more than ten thousand people including two thousand five hundred civilians and forced more than a million and a half from their homes stephen fish is a professor of political science at the university of california berkeley he says the measures are unlikely to help ukraine. the truth is that this is not
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a game changer on the ground in ukraine it's not even clear yet that the empty missiles that you referenced in those you're introduction of the story will be sold as genuine antitank missiles is really what ukrainians will promise now really are just sniper rifles this is not going to change things on the ground in moscow knows that this is not stroking the earth and the heart of anybody in the defense ministry must go this is again it's a way of the true way that the trumpet ministry if you can show first of all that is doing something that obama did not do which is to sell non-lethal legal aid open defensive aid to ukraine but also to show people in congress that he really cares about ukraine and to the political advantage of showing that he's not in bed with the russians entirely i really don't think this is this is all that big a deal though we'll have to see if this ends up ramping up and leading to larger arms sales to ukraine it could make a difference but so far we don't see of evidence of that in the southern philippines nearly fifty people are reported to have died in landslides and
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flooding caused by tropical storm tembin most of the casualties are on the island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing and tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes over the last week as the typhoon season reaches its peak our meteorologist richard angwin is here to talk more about tembin sounds pretty bad richard yes it does try to find some big rainfall totals because a couple days ago when i was only protecting rainfall of between three and four hundred millimeters of rain so you look at some of the satellite analysis it looks as though it did hit the westerns so the eastern side of mindanao but in terms of actual amounts are right about one hundred fifty millimeters which on the face of it doesn't like that great a total in the circumstances. but i mean said that as that system is gone across prophecy is produced this landslide now you have to say the philippines is very prone to landslides is the fourth most prone country on the planet. and the situation is made worse by two factors one is the fact that climate change is
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making intent rainfall more likely and then of course you've got the second factor which is a growing population and you can you can do an engine search and find references to population explosion across the southern philippines having an impact in terms of landslides going back over many uses a situation in that respect which is getting worse and when you look at what's happening right now with tembin how does that compare to the last storm which hit the region because kodak yeah contact went further north quite a bit further north and i think it probably didn't have a direct bearing on this one time produce far more rainfall but for this very very slow moving words this one was actually fast moving so the rainfall from this this particular storm tending could have been much worse if it had been slower but obviously it doesn't take much in the area of the philippines such a vulnerable part of the world for landslides to occur and where is tembin now or how do we expect it to develop the latest track takes it cross palawan and that
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across the south china sea and then it hits southern vietnam city about the twenty six will see some torrential rain from that and then towards me it will weaken by time it hits there in terms of the winds but never less it's could still have quite an impact across parts of southern vietnam ok richard thank you for that update. they promised any and president says he will no longer accept the u.s. as a mediator in the middle east peace process mahmoud abbas has met the french president on paris calling on europe to play a stronger role at asho butler reports. it was no surprise that the palestinian leader greeted the french president warmly as he arrived at the lease a palace emanuel mark karr has been a staunch critic of the united states decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel after talks on the crisis mahmoud abbas's said the palestinians could no longer accept a u.s. peace plan. the united states is no longer
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a credible mediator in the peace process we will not accept any plan on the part of the us because of the parties failing and because of this violation of international law. micro has stepped up efforts to mediate in the crisis meeting with the king of jordan and israel's prime minister earlier this month he wants to try and help revive talks but he has ruled out unilaterally recognizing palestine as the state saying it would be unhelpful at this time these americans and the americans have marginalized themselves and i'm trying not to do the same thing i think france's credibility lies in taking a position as we have today where we can talk to everyone emanuel michael says he's using france's position as a country that has good relations with all sides to try and help and with the palestinians no longer considering the u.s. as an honest broker it could leave the door open for france to play a greater role. so what we've seen as
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a manual macro getting really involved even of this is a very sensitive situation is much at stake france's position is difficult but macron to really looking to restore france once ahead and put it on the national stage much the decision by the u.s. on driessen continues to. international condemnation is thursday more than one hundred twenty countries including france back to u.n. resolution demanding washington withdraw its decision and across the world politicians continue to voice their concerns. supported the position that the conflict between israel and palestine should be resolved between them including of the final status of jerusalem. great importance to the palestine issue because with things palestinians also as it is to make rights to establish their own country. the prime minister led a protest in the administrative capital putrajaya. mackerel says he has no plans
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for a french peace initiative he says he's waiting to see what the u.s. has to offer but with the palestinians ruling out washington's unfoldment france and the european union could be called upon to fill the gap. al-jazeera paris. while two palestinian protesters have been killed by israeli forces and more violence over the u.s. decision to recognize your roussillon as israel's capital it was the third friday of demonstrations in the occupied palestinian territories since president donald trump's announcement a un general assembly resolution on thursday called the us recognition and void. still ahead on al-jazeera spain says no to talks with catalonia exiled leader after regional elections so deep divisions and delays for refugees waiting to reunite with their families in germany.
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hello rather oddly at the moment knowles in europe is warming up the heart of europe is still cold but the winds bring in the swamps apparently isn't normally. of the sea started somewhere a bit warm that but that is the situation we find ourselves in with an avalanche risk student existence in norway and probably in finland as well snow does run across this area but the temperature still actually went above freezing and it's warming up studying the heart of your eight degrees of the forecast next on saturday in vienna five in bucharest and it's not a lot of different in turkey except that it's rather raining or snowing in turkey is a concentration of weather right on the edge now further west anywhere from the british isles down to spain and portugal we're talking about double figures is particularly miles some rain will come in but really the feeding is of more like spring than
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winter at least for a brief time subclinical the action is in his bottom right hand corner which translates to rain having stopped in the west of libya gone through to the east and running into western egypt the wind is quite cold a normal day so trip reason brought a weather at sixteen benghazi's in the rain the waltz that was ahead of that in cairo for example at thirty degrees is slowly dropping down to twenty by something .
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arts. hello again the top stories on al-jazeera ninety percent in pyongyang special product imports and workers abroad to be sent home these are the highlights of the latest u.n. sanctions aimed at forcing north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs the u.s. says it will give you crane what it calls enhanced defensive capabilities in its fight against progress to separatists u.s. media reports that the new arms include antitank missiles in the philippines nearly fifty people have died in landslides and flooding caused by tropical storm tembin
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most of the casualties are on the southern island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing. the spanish prime minister mariano jorge has rejected an offer by exiled catalan leader karla's puja months to meet after thursday's regional election but he's left the door open to possible future discussions catalonia as three pro independence parties won seventy seats and one hundred thirty five seat parliament but the pros spain citizens want thirty seven the highest number for a single party and this means a reduced majority for the pro independence parties paul brennan reports from barcelona. when all sides claim victory who actually wins it's a question catalans are asking themselves today getting thirty seven problem entry seats that's looming is biggest single party is now the citizens proxy crewed unity leader in this i don't mind us. but the three main suspicion is parties together
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one seventy seat. it's and so they hold the parliamentary majority council only has deposed president carlos priest a man celebrated in brussels where he'd fled to avoid arrest on sedition charges and he's made a new offer to the government in madrid and i get sent eaglesham one should just ignore that i'm willing to meet prime minister ahoy in brussels or any other european state that is in spain for obvious reasons i'm willing to do it so that we can address this new political era starting in catalonia spain and europe it is an era presided over by political solutions not by common repression that we find ourselves in right now. the response today from the spanish government suggests dialogue might just be possible that. the person i would need to sit down with is the winner of the election and that's mr. i will make an effort to maintain
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a dialogue with whatever government comes out of these elections but as i've said before i will also ensure that we follow the law. on polling day voters of all sides spoke to us about wanting a return to normality with the results now in a straw poll of barcelona citizens found dissatisfaction with the outcome. without favoring one side or another i think they've hurt catalonia a lot with this independence issue. i think that the citizens party which one doesn't represent the majority of catalans i think the majority of people favor the probably independence party. i don't think it's a good result the lift just parties have been marginalized and i don't see a solution for the differences between two clear blocks. so for now the spotlight appears to be on the attitude of the new catalan government i would say they will
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slightly step back this doesn't mean that they will wait and renounce today independence more but they will i think they got softer approach first because they were slightly less than fifty percent of the vote and they think that's important sank on because they're hardline by the iranian government and this elections have produced a rather messy outcome with both sides able to take positives from the results but neither side able to land the kind of knockout blow that they might have hoped for everything now depends on the secessionist bloc and whether they will choose confrontation with madrid or compromise hope brennen al-jazeera barcelona. as twenty seventeen is approaching its and will be looking back at some of the. bigger stories through the eyes of five families caught up in them and the first episode we talked to a family friend is waiting to realize it's with their relatives in germany florence
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li reports from northern greece compared to the squalor of the camps on the greek islands refugee life on the edge of this lake in northern greece looks bearable because al is desperate with worry she lives here with her youngest son and her husband her oldest boy mahmoud is in germany with his nine year old brother. hasn't seen them for two years and the best she can do is see their faces on her phone my son every time he get away with the with phone when he talked with me he got a mom when did you come to mind but it's very difficult. because ulf lead single in iraq four years ago but it was overrun by ice still and her family has been on the move the since two years of camps in turkey before she got to the greek islands then it was athens it to many on the macedonian border the notorious picture camp amounts olympus and now here mahmoud had left them and has begun to build his own life in germany both he and his brother are in school but as
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he says he's having to be a parent as well as a brother because it has all the papers she needs to be in germany as well but she isn't and it's tormenting her that's not the right for the government government jet money it's not right there where the where there where did that in. humans where where i we do we don't see the tilted in every every detail didn't get i didn't feel that but i don't know why they stopped it. so this is where the new german politics has collided with the legal rights of refugees under pressure from the far right germany clamped down on his previously liberal policy of reunifying families during coalition the kosi asians right wing parties were demanding big caps on refugee numbers refugee aid groups say people
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had been promised they could leave greece and now not sure if they ever will i have the cases also fathers with children and the mothers in germany and the teenagers and they really need. and they can go and the father really puts great therefore to support the children but it's not enough because it isn't alone in the camp there are more than one hundred years e.g. women and children all with families already in germany if berlin wanted to be efficient because took them all on the plane but politics was going the way lawrence without using. a pull in the refugee camp increase french president. has paid tribute to the five hundred french troops stationed in the west african nation of he says the. forests aim to fight on groups and traffickers in the region is growing more security in the future. as france's largest overseas military
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operation. african forces to take a more prominent role the emir of qatar seeking to further tap into the west african market. has signed for a new trade and infrastructure agreements with the president of ivory coast he's on a big tour of west african nation senegal guinea. looking to expand economic opportunities with cats are currently blockaded by four arab countries they cut ties with almost seven months ago. a u.s. jury has found two former south american football officials guilty in a case that helped to expose a culture of corruption in the sports global governing body. deliberations about the guilt of another man we'll continue next week gabriel is also reports from new york. jos a media made in brazil won
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a part of why each was a top football official in their country and each has been found guilty of racketeering conspiracy and other charges for their roles in what prosecutors described as schemes were sports marketing companies funneled hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes to dozens of football officials it's been called the deep a trial because both men were powerful figures aligned with football's governing body new peut was a former head of the south american football federation and was found guilty on three counts but not guilty on two other counts were disappointed with the verdict as you can expect it is mr not but is going to continue fighting the expert options and strengthening our record to feel better it's an expander all very disillusioning. might in the former head of the brazilian football federation was found guilty of six of the seven charges against him the fact they weren't found guilty on all the charges indicates the jury at least partially believed the
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defense arguments that the corruption was part of a larger scheme that men were not fully involved with. both nineteen and a puta claimed their innocence and they were the first defendants to stand trial here in new york two years after an early morning hotel raid in switzerland revealed that the us justice department had been investigating widespread corruption within feet more than forty people have been charged in total more than half have pleaded guilty. to trial has implicated major media outlets. queues to paying bribes to change broadcasting rights charges to be denied one former vishal says a corruption drama highlights how widespread the culture of corruption is it and the ongoing need to reform the culture that. is still the same one. those instances of corruption and that allow those people to have the power that
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the old. prosecutors clearly feel that justice was served this was a complex trial that lasted nearly a month and it took jurors six days of deliberations to reach their verdict but it's not completely over yet the third person man will berger the former head of the peruvian football federation the jury was unable to reach a verdict on him so they'll be back on tuesday to continue their deliberations gabriel's andro. new york. the man accused of driving his car into pedestrians in the australian city of melbourne has been charged with eighteen counts of attempted murder the court says saeed nuri an afghan refugee carried out the attack on a busy road crossing injuring eighteen people the motive is still under investigation it's claimed he has a history of drug abuse and mental problems. to brazil where abortion is illegal but exceptions are made in the case of rape or if the pregnancy endangers the
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mother's life and now a congressional committee has voted in favor of constitutional change that could remove those options as john holeman reports it would leave brazil with one of the most active abortion laws in south america. emilia she suffered a double hora first rape and then discovering the child she carried who's missing part of its brain. in her country brazil abortion is illegal but exceptions made. for extreme brain damage danger to the mother to life and in the case of sexual violence. to follow that men emilia could terminate her pregnancy legally in a public health facility when i was really glad i found this place i was desperate i didn't know what to do here is more than the place for abortion is for women who suffered sexual violence they welcomed me not only with treatment but also with
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psychological help i'm still under treatment because it's not at all easy. that could now be under threat brazil's influential bloc could be done jellicoe congress people are leading a push to amend the country's constitution they want to add that life begins at conception it's a counterattack against a proposal put to the supreme court by politicians and public prosecutors to allow all abortion up to twelve weeks. for us including this line in the proposal is a preventative measure because those people will try to discuss legalizing abortion they can't stop talking about it. but the pro-life politicians are not just playing defense defining life as starting from conception could alter matic lee make any abortion illegal. at the moment there are units like this one at least in brazil cities which offer women the chance to get an abortion under
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a very exceptional set of circumstances but if the constitution is changed then even women who have been raped or whose pregnancy is in danger in their own life might be out of options that has government health professionals the plea worried just as you are that if congress approves this change we foresee that women will look to climb to stand abortions increasing their chances of dying the number of deaths related to illegal abortion in brazil high already and if the cases that are now allowed in the country become illegal we're looking at an academic. majority of brasilia. simply don't see the issue that way it is deeply religious country many consider life as sacred under any circumstance so congress is due to vote on the proposed amendment to the constitution this february it will need a two thirds majority in both houses to pass those on both sides of the debate holding their breath for what comes next john homan i want to see
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a receipt. hello again the headlines on al-jazeera the un security council has unanimously passed new sanctions in the latest attempt to force north korea to abandon its nuclear weapons and missile programs the resolution put forward by the us includes measures to cut most of pyongyang's petrol imports south korea is hoping the new sanctions will push the north towards diplomatic talks sanctions on not on and in themselves but an effective means to bring those back on the track for a peaceful diplomatic and political solution however narrow and bumpy maybe the road to world peace. through dialogue is still open and available the u.s. says it will give you crane what it calls enhanced defensive capabilities u.s.
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media reports that the new arms include anti-tank missiles but the state department has not confirmed lethal weapons will be sent so far washington has been providing ukraine with support equipment and training and its battle against progresses separatists in eastern parts of the country in the philippines nearly fifty people have died in landslides and flooding caused by tropical storm. most of the casualties on the southern island of mindanao and dozens of people remain missing. the palestinian president says he'll no longer accept the united states as a mediator in the middle east peace process spoke while meeting the french president. he said the u.s. is no longer an honest broker in the peace process and called for europe to play a bigger role two former south american football officials have been found guilty in the u.s. of charges related to corruption football's global governing body. jose morales
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brazil and. i were charged with racketeering and conspiracy deliberations about the guilt or innocence of a third will continue next week those are the latest headlines on al-jazeera inside story is coming up next stay with us. on counting the cost of a robin hood in reverse. taxes for the rich little for the poor the link between electric cars cobalts. result. the cost of this time. for washington from both. with the u.n. vote on. the u.s. president. as well the vast majority so what impact will this have on.

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