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doha for the back to bow welcome to the news great europe's bloodiest conflict since the one nine hundred ninety s. could soon be worse the u.s. says it plans to provide weapons to ukraine to fight the russian backed separatists in the east more than ten thousand people have been killed since twenty four thousand up to russia annexed crimea will explore the human consequences of a conflict many don't know is still going on also on the grid in the southern philippines underwater more than one hundred dead many more are missing and tens of thousands have been forced to flee their homes as the tropical storm sweeps or mindanao island typhoons give filipinos grief almost every year or take a look at why they've become much more destructive and an old big bird and the sesame street friends are on a mission to the middle east we'll tell you about the huge ground that's bringing them to syrian refugee camps ways hoped that help. one sylvia one can online
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activists break the siege of eastern ghouta well one campaign hopes so it's gone as far as the un security council but now it's up to the syrian government to take action i mean or should health minister questions and comments throughout the show using the hash tag agent spirit. within the green line on and streaming online for you tube facebook live and that al-jazeera dot com thank you for joining as we begin with new developments in europe's longest and bloodiest conflicts for decades the u.s. has decided to supply weapons like untie tank myside to ukraine's army to help it fights eastern separatists whom many suspect by russia it's a move likely to become another point between washington and moscow tama command reports from washington. the missile strikes hit a small town in eastern ukraine damaging homes
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a school and medical clinic in ukraine blame the attack this week on pro russian separatists civilians caught in the middle of a three year long conflict. the us has strongly opposed what it calls russian aggression in eastern ukraine blaming the moscow government for violence that has claimed more than ten thousand lives and displaced one point seven million people. now it will provide weapons to help ukraine defend itself the state department announcing the u.s. has decided to provide ukraine and hands defensive capabilities as part of our effort to help ukraine build its long term defense capacity to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity and to deter further aggression the forty seven million dollar weapon fact edge which congress is expected to approve includes more than two hundred antitank missiles and thirty five launchers as well as light arms. u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson has said russia's occupation of crimea which the
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u.s. wants to return to your grain is a major stumbling block in relations between moscow and washington the issue that stands in the way is ukraine. we can have differences in other arenas in syria we can have differences in other areas but when one country invades another that is a different set it's hard to look past. or to reconcile and we've made this clear to russia from the very beginning that we must address ukraine it saying it stands as a single most difficult obstacle to renormalizing a relationship with russia which we badly would like to do he blames russia for continuing violence in the done yet region the trump administration decision marking a reversal from barack obama's resistance to supplying lethal equipment deal crane i think it's not logical and size zero. zero.
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zero zero russia. or. rival. segments of the public. wants so. anybody russia's response a warning that the u.s. decision will embolden key have in the conflict and only increased the use of force tom ackerman al-jazeera washington. and we've had some reaction in the past hour from john mccain the chairman of the u.s. senate armed services committee and a former presidential candidate referring to donald trump he tweeted at poultices decision to provide jobs on titanic munitions to ukraine sends a strong signal that the united states will stand by its allies and partners as they fight to defend the sovereignty and territorial integrity so a tweet there from john mccain now we want to give you more background information on this conflict which began in twenty fourteen after russia annexed crimea from
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ukraine friends that age of six plane that along with the devastating impact the fighting is having not just on civilians but on soldiers to. the earth. the earth the. good. good good.
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list to show you the money says the world. is upon us. this is our go to school and some other girl is a sure good six brits. this . was a marvelous. good and joining us now on the news grid is michael bostick you who worked with the special monitoring mission to ukraine which was undertaken by the organization for security and cooperation in europe the o.s.c. he joins us from seattle in the u.s. having recently returned from ukraine very good time of year with us on the show that there is a tendency of course to view this conflict in ukraine as a low intensity conflict compared to others that are going on around the world
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right now but some of the combat there has been very vicious tell us about the human cost first the impact the fighting has had on civilians who live in this region of ukraine. thank you for having me absolutely it is a been referred to as a low intensity conflict but one that you know has already claimed time two thousand lives and already this year between january and november of this year four hundred fifty if not more civilian casualties now ali we know that about seventeen hours ago a so-called holiday ceasefire was to have come into effect and should that hold like it did last year for a few days or weeks than that of course would be a huge relief to people living in the conflict zone along the contact line and in areas neighboring that conflict zone you know there is some there's millions of people in the conflict zone that are affected day in and day out and especially children and recently a lot of schools and hospitals and other places where civilians got there have been
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targeted have been shelled and then you also have to remember that it's a very fluid situation in terms of movement of people as i mean one million people cross that very dangerous contact line every month to go get their pensions to go get food things like that so they're very very vulnerable and as human suffering to syria's you know as i pointed out just a few days ago that contact line now is one of the most mined areas in the world so very very dangerous you mentioned me at the figure of ten thousand killed since twenty fourteen i magine it's very difficult to verify separatists and russian deaths the figures on the other side if you will because moscow continues to deny their troops involvement in this conflict. well the usa special monitoring mission to ukraine does actually do a very good job in monitoring i casualties they only report what they actually see they do this by going to hospitals by talking to people so those figures and at
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least in terms of civilian casualties tend to be quite accurate but yes a big problem is like is that the monitors don't have access to many areas because the russian backed rebels don't allow them to go to certain areas especially along the ukrainian rushern border under their control is quite a long area so very difficult to get information there the other thing fairly i should mention also in terms of people suffering there is one point seven million registered internally displaced people within government controlled ukraine and they too are having so many problems in terms of lack of pensions three hundred fifty thousand out early people don't have access to pensions and also things like getting jobs on accommodation so their lives are very difficult as well as another figure that i found softening michael saddle thirty percent of the ukrainian military deaths happening off the battlefield how much of a concern is that how has the ukrainian military been handling the epidemic of
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suicides within its ranks. well it's a good question and one that really comes up and i know the minister of health of ukraine a lot of us approach has been looking into this she has a very keen and passionate interest into their lives into their psychosocial well building well being and i think what's being done right now is that the ministry is looking at cooperations with other governments for example israel to have rehabilitative procedures and training and that sort of thing to help these men and women because yes they do tend to come back in very good shape and even before the conflict began i can say is that access to psycho social care or psychological care rehabilitation was very low so that's something that she is desperately working on to improve michael a question here from one of us on facebook sharifah who asks your opinion on this u.s. move to. the ukrainian military to provide alms and sherry for asks isn't
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there a chance that the ukrainian military will lose this material these alms to the separatists how high is that risk. i don't want to speculate on what's going to out and to the weapons of course it's something that ukrainian side has some lobbied for for a very long time canada also has a loosened its rules in terms of selling of weaponry to ukraine but i do see that the russian side immediately attack this now you know what we're talking about the conflict in eastern ukraine you have to look at it in the jail political view and what russia tends to do in reaction to certain developments on the ground in ukraine and might appear is that you know putin has been using this conflict to ratchet things up or russia them down depending on how he feels about ukraine and this could provide him with another pretext to you know increase the the intensity of the conflict i hope not because as we said earlier the civilian toll has been very very heavy since twenty four team michael bush hugh thank you so very much for
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your inside very good to hear your thoughts on the situation in ukraine michael boyd is a former spokesman for the oil sea each joining us there from seattle in the us via skype and our documentary program people in power has investigated the full lines wanting through the current crisis in ukraine watch this excellent film by michael anderson who says ukrainians aren't as divided as people think they are over this crisis in the east ukraine a dangerous game is a sale you can find it by clicking on the documentaries tab on al-jazeera dot com and then people and power and as always would love to hear your thoughts on this story and others we're covering on the news great today you can send in your comments and questions to any of our online platforms tweet us at a.j. english or on facebook at facebook dot com slash a.j. english all the other ways to get in touch with us on the bottom right of your screen right now including our what's up number bassline seven four five zero one triple one four nine moving on to the philippines now and at shopko storm has
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unleashed flash flooding and landslides that have swept people and houses away in the southern philippines more than one hundred. people are feared dead one hundred fifty more missing mostly on the island of mindanao this is the latest disaster to hit the philippines which is battered by about twenty typhoons and storms. the deadliest saw on record was typhoon haiyan in twenty thirteen which killed more than six thousand people i want to bring in our senior meteorologist now richard angwin to tell us more about what's been going on in the philippines we knew that this storm tembin was coming but did we know richard that it was going to be this bad well i was on a couple of days ago foley and indications were they're going to billy's three or four hundred millimeters of rain more ensures that much rain which actually fell there so something strange is going on in fact illustrates a power spot we take a look at a graphic i prepared which shows the track of. the system which went through last
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week across central parts of philippines there used to it this one was much further south which is very unusual because we're very very close to the equator and normally these storms don't spin up so it's going across the lower strip lower portion of the philippines and then it's resulted in that flash flooding partly because of the rainfall but because of some other factors as well trying to change other factors i think whenever we have advance like this i always look at two things one of them is climate change and the other is the human influence now the waters around the philippines are getting warmer year on year ocean temperatures every woman gives more potential for rainfall if you take another look at the forecast for this particular storm system you see the satellite imagery there you see that massive cloud and you can also see the the winds that associate with not particularly strong its rainfall climate change gives you more rain but the other thing is land use the land uses change there used to be forested the forests of
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gone greater population density growing things like pineapples and i've been i'm sure you've been places where they grow pineapple and just grown in very loose so the soul doesn't hold rain comes then it gets washed away so this is the last we've seen then of ten million of the storm in a way others on the way. for the time being yes december tends to be a bad time of the year for storms across the philippines at the moment so looking at the forecast again which i've got here it shows a system moving away from the philippines just clearing a power one island but then it moves across the china sea then it becomes a problem of probably the far south of vietnam or in the mekong delta cool some flooding but it would be the same house it was across the philippines ok thank you very much for that richard angwin our senior meteorologist shedding some light there on what's been going on in the southern philippines and we mentioned typhoon haiyan the deadliest typhoon on record in the philippines six thousand three hundred people were killed then thousands of families were in limbo for many years
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as they struggle to recover from the storm and these photos on al-jazeera dot com show you the extent the impact of that storm on people's lives in tacloban a year after it hits. those pictures those images on our website al-jazeera dot com to other world news now and in what's now become a familiar pattern the u.n. security council has slapped another set of sanctions on north korea as punishment for its recent missile test and ongoing nuclear program not a single hand went up in objection to the resolution which was put forward by the united states there was no immediate comment from the north koreans but its neighbors including south korea and japan welcomed the move this is a third round of security council sanctions this year on top of u.s. and e.u. sanctions the latest seeks to put a further stranglehold on north korea's fuel supplies cutting off ninety percent of petroleum imports the resolution is also designed to slash earnings from workers
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abroad all north koreans overseas will have to return home within two years north korea will also be banned from exporting goods like machinery and electrical gear as mike hanna tells us from the united nations it took a lot of diplomacy to make sure everyone was on board. well 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 refining the fuel that is north korea would be allowed to import also or trouble bairn 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 we're in agreement with the text today for the tenth time this council stand
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united against a north korean regime that rejects the pursuit of peace the cameras jeanne 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 u.s. russia and china coming together in some form of dialogue the u.s. still insisting though that there must be a sustained to say sion of north korean missile development before discussions can commence russia and china for their part within the meeting insisting that there 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
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council coming to agreement a unanimous vote at the end of the year. want to find out more about north korea's nuclear capabilities check out this page on al-jazeera dot com how many nukes as north korea have how did it get them how far can its missiles go all your questions answered in that article on al-jazeera dot com now to a humanitarian mission that the italians are describing as historic they've flown one hundred sixty two refugees directly to italy from libya the group was determined to be particularly vulnerable made up of families single mothers unaccompanied children and disabled people they came from every tree ethiopia somalia and yemen they've been living in detention centers where conditions have been condemned by human rights groups as inhumane hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants are trapped in libya where they hope to eventually pay people smugglers to get them to europe and once they get there many hope to reach
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countries like germany and reunite with family and friends who've settled into new lives but huge numbers have all only made it as far as greece al-jazeera is lawrence lee went and met one family in northern greece as far as looking back on the years most important news stories. compared to the squalor of the cum. refugee life on the edge of this lake in the increase looks bearable because is desperate with worry 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 go he would with phone when he took with me he guy mom when did you come to germany. but. it's very difficult. because all fled single in iraq four years ago but it was overrun by ice and a family has been on the move of the since two years of camps in turkey before she
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got to the greek islands then it was athens it to many on the macedonian border the notorious petra 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 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 is tormenting her it's not the right for the government government jet money it's not that i know where to where there where did that in. humans where i we do we don't see the tilted in every every detail didn't get i didn't feel but i don't know why why do you stop 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 hard on his
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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 had been promised they could leave greece and now not sure if they ever will i have the cases also followed with children and the mother is in jenin one and the teenagers and they really need their mothers and they cannot go and the father really puts great therefore it's to support the children but still it's not enough because art isn't alone in her 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 tickets to the mall on a plane tomorrow but politics has got in the way. the edges in their appeal in the refugee camp will increase the stress of war and displacement has profoundly damaging effects on those who they skate day in one program that's trying to help
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children recover has received a huge financial boost anderson about as a social media producer he said andrew this is the best news you've seen on your feet this week that's certainly true folly while many families are starting to return home in both syria and iraq there's an entire generation of children who know nothing but war and displacement one project by the international rescue committee and the sesame workshop has received one hundred million dollars in funding this week to deliver what they're calling the largest ever childhood intervention in a humanitarian setting that macarthur foundation that's a u.s. based non-governmental organization is funding the creation of a new version of sesame street just for refugee children to give them the tools they need to overcome trauma sarah smith is the senior director of education at the international rescue committee or i.r.c. and she explained more about what they'll do with the money. the pilot programs that we've been running in jordan and in lebanon on focus on and helping.
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the providers who work with families and children. to hung visitation and for our children and and parents ben i'm putting new parenting content with sesame characters into home visits and ensure that the kinds of services that many protection workers health care workers who are visitors are already providing but with very little support and in addition to this we've also i or see runs and supports preschools and center based services for children drought the region and we started to put into these preschools and other center based service as the sesame contact with sesame characters from the region and starting to see how these kinds of stories and characters resonate with children
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and families and what kinds of stories children and their parents want to hear and will will resonate most with them toxic stress is our scientific term for the why logical and physiological response that happens to children who experience as severe and prolonged forms of adversity and when i talk about the kinds of adversity that might cause toxic stress these are saying like experiencing violence. and poverty and the kinds of adversities associated with displacement losing what is. a child and comforting to a child losing their home their school their neighbors their friends and these
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kinds of adversity set are so common and for children who have experienced war and who are refugees these are exactly the kinds of adversity that are likely to lead to toxic stress it most exciting thing about this program is that it will be the largest scale early childhood intervention in history of humanitarian response and that's because we're bringing together both the power of media and direct services for the most vulnerable children through the new broadcast of sesame street in the region will be able to reach nine and a half million children and with direct services to the most vulnerable children where i'm visiting service a is and center based services such as preschools will be reaching about
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a million and a half children and more on the stories of children living through syria's war in this piece by catarina santoshi spoke to syrian refugee children in lebanon less than half of lebanon school age syrian refugee children and rolled in school and they told her about their daily life in these refugee camps their hopes what they want to become when they call at heartbreaking stories of what has been called syria's lost generation. if you're watching us on facebook live coming up a look at what india hopes will be a powerful solution to its smog problems ahead on the grades or find out how people are growing food in one of the nice hospitable places on the planet to stay with us . welcome back as we take a look at weather across the levant and western parts of asia you see
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a lot of cloud heading in across the mediterranean through across into turkey so some snow across eastern areas and really quite cold conditions we've got southwest of the ahead of this system so temperatures not as high as they have been for beirut where we've had a southerly in recent days taking temperatures into the low twenty's lot of cloud further towards the east as well so they head on through into monday but most of the snow dies away but there's a lot of cloud around the region it generally come as a bit of a surprise to iran though still getting eighteen degrees temperature wise now here in the arabian peninsula we've got folks around the gulf states at the moment as we often get at this time of the year water temperatures cooling so twenty seven into how once the mist info clears but a gloomy start today possible in places on the other side of the potential is looking fine for mecca there at thirty four degrees as we head into monday some cloud across more northern parts of the potential of though so let's now head across into southern parts of africa where we've got some pretty heavy rain affecting parts of zambia particularly zimbabwe so harare will see some big don't
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pour some showers on the eastern side of madagascar affine across much of the and south africa should be a decent thing cape town and here expecting a high of twenty degrees. from toxic milk to fake meat food scandals continue to rock china as the world turns to it for its food when he goes undercover to expose the hidden harm in a system geared for profit one east at this time on al jazeera. the a friends being a good journalist the crime practicing journalism. mahmoud hussein detained for three hundred sixty five days without charge. journalism is not a crime. scene is not a criminal. free mahmoud hussein.
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headlines on al-jazeera and the stories trending on al-jazeera dot com the stories you're looking at on our web site at number one the u.n. jerusalem resolution out to your country old two days after that vote in the general assembly condemning the u.s. decision to recognize that tourism as israel's capital and you still are very much interested in finding out how your countries will take. that jonas and the fold out number two wash it condemning u.s. moves to sell weapons to the ukraine our top story on these great today at number three iraq's power military troops to cloyd at the border with syria all those stories and much more on our website at al-jazeera dot com. and another story that's been popular online in trending across social media is a campaign involving people covering one eye in solidarity with
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a badly injured syrian baby and who is back to tell us more about the story and it's folly rahman's mother and at least ten others were killed in an attack on a marketplace in eastern guta back in october a syrian photographer met with his family and decided to start a campaign around the hash tag solidarity with karim and its goal was to draw the world's attention to the suffering of children who are still trapped in this damascus suburb there's been a lot of traction on this story in three countries in particular syria lebanon and france especially after the football. our frank reburied joined in on the campaign along with other notable politicians such as the lebanese prime minister saad hariri now the british ambassador to the united nations matthew wright kroft posted this photo any tweeted dealt the words that they sit around the security council warning that inaction will mean more people are going to die more schools bombs more children scarred this is what they mean he says now this campaign has also
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increased the conversation about the bombardments and siege of eastern ghouta where there are four hundred thousand civilians that are trapped there according to the united nations the damascus suburb has been besieged by the syrian army since two thousand and thirteen to force rebel forces there into submission airstrikes intensified in october as food and medical supplies were largely cut off the u.n. humanitarian task force for syria says it cannot access the area to provide care for those in need. we are on humanitarian way to start this news this week to see how many seats and certain military without permission from those who say. if it's going to force the government out of the city so we're really not going to be monitoring this eclipse to see.
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that it's not coming. mr egeland also said the list of people requiring life saving medical help in eastern good size getting shorter all the time not because they are evacuating them but because people there are dying hospitals are just a few minutes down the road in the capital they still can't get anyone out you can find more on the story on our website al jazeera dr andrew thank you very much for that he's best known at home in liberia and iran the world as a football legend now george way is hoping he stop our will lift him to high office he's up against current vice president joseph in a delayed second round vote that will happen next tuesday the first round results were challenged by a third place candidates who said they had been fraud those allegations have been dismissed by liberia's top court mohammed i do has our report from liberia's capital monrovia. hundred dates in liberia's ronald's presidential election in a last minute hunt for votes here at the some old bowl stadium in monrovia
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supporters of george weah form a in time national footballers have got but they see him as a man who can bring hope and change to this country one of the poorest in the world where hostile himself as a mom who is pro poor and has promised the people of liberia so many things from infrastructure development to improvement in education and health care yes the can a former wife all the x. legal this country charles taylor did you will fail as his running mate perhaps to get the votes off a section of liberians who still goes for charles taylor he's facing joseph moore kind the current vice president the man who was on the ellen johnson sirleaf the first elected female president in africa doesn't work is currently complaining in brutal liberia and the styles himself as the candidate of transition the month
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most qualified to take over from president ellen johnson sirleaf however the for outgoing president also has not given how backing to have vice president instead chosen to back georgia where this elections are crucial to liberia it will be the first time in forty four years but there will be a huntsville transfer of power. by dory forty nine from monrovia in liberia time now to get a check on the other stories making headlines around the world his miami in our london new center mari. hey there farley yes we begin with the story of three palestinians being killed in renewed clashes with israeli security forces over the last two days that brings the total number of palestinians killed to fourteen since protests began over two weeks ago demonstrations against the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital are also taking place in bethlehem israeli forces have fired tear gas at protesters some of whom were
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dressed up as santa claus human rights groups according to israeli authorities to stop using what they're calling excessive force has more now from gaza where the funerals are being held. this is the fear. i'm a bass in was told was the latest people to die in the. declaration on the sixth of the sand by the jerusalem will be recognized by the west was because they say. he was among the protesters who for three fridays in the way was going through the day we saw the friends in the woods around. to demonstrate trying to pounce palestinian flags. and the price asked is each friday i've been met with some gunfire. tear gas cried back by the israelis. the stuff in the jerusalem
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deserves second fires from our people and we confirm that it's our eternal capital and that neither traveller or anyone else can change that our people will continue fighting for our rights until we stablish our independent state of palestine with jerusalem as the capital of for us and we also know. it's no move for the political factions and o m wings to sponsor the funerals of the people that are being killed in the protests this one sponsored by the armed wing of. the no opportunities lost to make a political statement at a show of strength. the ministry about says mood and ten people are being killed since the onrush began oh and no need is the opposed to any infractions of crude for the price s. to continue speaking just a short while ago here in gaza the leader of hamas. was of the palestinian resistance in the right. side so there's no sign of any political
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factions giving up anytime soon the. and there are other headlines that spanish prime minister mariano rajoy has rejected an offer by exile katz landy to karla's pushed him on to meet after thursday's regional elections this follows a victory of pro independence parties in catalonia election they won some seventy seats in the one hundred thirty five seat parliament the prospero citizens party won thirty seven meaning a reduced majority for the probably dependents parties. called an early election in catalonia to try to end the political crisis there a move that has now backfired at least thirty two people have died after a bus plunged into a river in india's northwestern state of raja stan another ten passengers were injured in the crash which happened in the put district the speeding bus was trying to overtake another vehicle when it rammed through the bridge railing victims on their way to a nearby hindu temple for pilgrimage
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a man accused of driving his car into pedestrians in the australian city of melbourne has been charged with eighteen counts of attempted murder a court says side lurie carried out the attack on a busy road crossing injuring eighteen people is motive is still under investigation but he say merry has a history of drug abuse and mental problems football's governing body pfieffer says it will take all necessary steps to recover money lost in the south american corruption scandal the u.s. jury found two former officials guilty in a case that helped expose a culture of bribery and racketeering within feet gabriel as owner has more now from new york. joe's a media made in brazil one and hill not 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
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of dollars in bribes to dozens of football officials it's been called the deep a trial because both 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 her children are going to hear her eyes of an expander all very disillusioning her 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 defense arguments that the corruption was part of a larger scheme that men were not fully involved with. both my team and the puta claimed their innocence and they were the first defendants to stand trial here in
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new york two years after an early morning hotel raid in switzerland revealed that the u.s. justice department had been investigating widespread corruption within viva more than forty people have been charged in total more than half have pleaded guilty. to trial has implicated major media outlets accused of paying bribes to taint broadcasting rights charges they deny one former people official says a corruption drama highlights how widespread the culture of corruption is a diva and the ongoing need for reform the culture that there's very is that he's still the same one that. those instances of corruption and that allowed those people to have the positions of power that 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
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it's not completely over yet the third person men will berger the former head of the proven football federation the jury was unable to reach a verdict on him so they'll be back on tuesday to continue their deliberations gabriels on the al-jazeera new york to an hour from london coming up in about fifteen minutes time act funny thank you very much the high cost of fresh food is one of the many challenges for those living in the far north of canada cold temperatures insufficient sunlight and very little productive soil means that vegetables and fruit have to be imported from thousands of kilometers away algiers daniel lak reports now on a project to make it easier cheaper and even profitable for communities to grow food all year round. on the rocky shores of canada's hudson bay what is essentially an indoor farm with one crucial difference and turtle we don't have soil into greenhouses bill erickson and his wife diane have been growing
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vegetables for forty years some inexpensive imported soil others in water pipes full of fertilizer down a hill in a passive renos we do peace being carers broccoli color we call flower we don't market a lot of them and between october and may it's simply too cold for fresh produce to survive. down at the tamarac grocery store government subsidies are the only way that local people can afford fresh fruit and vegetables it's more expensive than down south because you know simply because of the freight costs just about everything is subsidized i guess other than the dry goods which is still something that people are paying quite a bit more than they do down so twelve hundred ceilings and eight hundred mature plant nearby in a heated shipping container known as a c. can a start up called the grocer is working on a project using hydroponics chemical nutrient solutions pumped over the plant's
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roots and it arrived by ship in late october and will be up and growing before the end of the year to have it in a see can means that it can easily be taken to places that are maybe only accessed by ship what's or is the case for many northern communities. our can be put on a train or could be you know put on the back of a truck and taken by a winter road not just portable but productive twenty four hours a day twelve months a year the container could potentially grow as much as a two heck terror plot of land it's estimated that could earn up to forty thousand dollars a year in profit in a part of canada where mountain tradition is more prevalent than anywhere else year round access to fresh green vegetables could literally change lives daniel lak al-jazeera churchill manitoba. from the top of the world to something out of this world social media has been set a buzz as people caught this site over parts of the united states speculation was
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rife was it an enemy rocket some kind of alien spacecraft while the explanation was much more earthy than that it was space x.'s fall cannot find rocket which launched on friday to deliver new satellites into orbit but space x. on to eat on mosque was among those who couldn't resist poking some fun tweeting that it was a nuclear eighty and us full from north korea. i.p.s. coming up next with sports he'll tell us how boss alona and reanimate trade have met in the politically charged football match known as a classical a softer a snapshot of the right.
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a mass exodus hundreds of thousands of real injured have fled ethnic cleansing in me mar for bangladesh al jazeera has teams on the ground to bring you more award winning documentaries and live news on and on line. i time this person is great peter is here and el classico is all people are talking about one of the biggest matches in sport in the world for bragging rights in spain now belong to barcelona of they defeated better rivals real madrid three no in the latest installment of what is known as out classico cristiana rinaldo actually put the ball in the back of the made early in the first off but he was offside rail
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dominated much of the first forty five minutes in the second half bossa took over and luis suarez i handed them the lead then then a carvalho was saying so for making a goalkeeper like save he simply prevented the inevitable though he converted the penalty and scored another in added time to wrap up a three no win. mega spanish league actually moved the kickoff time of this classic a match to twelve g.m.t. in the hopes of attracting an even larger audience did it work well words like a bass or how are madrid and the hash tag classic oh we're certainly trending during the match a fairly good spread all over the world as you can see here but maybe not as much as they might have wanted in the asian market especially when one looks at china now for more on this we're joined by simon harrison he's a spanish football writer based in valencia but he's back in the u.k. for christmas thanks so much for joining us i'm good to have you with us what is
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the political significance of el classico well it goes back a long long time i mean you go back to franco here in spain. where the country was under a dictatorship between one thousand nine hundred seventy five and really real madrid with this dictatorship wanting to keep things don't rule in the capital they needed you know flagship teams teams that kind of show the values that franco that it would want the rest of the world to know about and to show the country in a good light. in contrast barcelona obviously being the big team the team the most successful team in catalonia a region which has you know it's different i did this race find out this year about its independence about what values it holds dear and really it comes from that in a political sense is that the regime's club in the past against a club which feels it needs to not be potentially a part of the country these matters are often heated exchanges as well so almost inevitable that there should be a red card in this match as world any kind of
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a hole the player sent off on this occasion just in terms of the match of self how damaging was there to real madrid. oh it's huge i mean now when you look at the table between the top of the table and real madrid you're looking at fourteen points and while real madrid do have a game in hand from the fact that they went away to play in the world cup and obviously they were successful in that but it's left them with a lot of ground to make up and really this is kind of now a time where rounded them up to think is it better to put their eggs in the champions league basket is it better to look elsewhere and focus on different objectives because for the moment and others that as barcelona look more balance they look more organized they don't like more of a team and really ultimately that was what win the game in the second half they all pulled in the same direction it was the same situation in rome a dread where you get the feeling that it's more individuals pulling in different directions and really it's left around with her with a lot to do and at the moment it doesn't really look as though they've got the know how to kind of get back into the title race. simon moved the kickoff to an earlier
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time in the hope of capturing a bigger slice of that asian market as i alluded to before we started speaking to you obviously we don't have the numbers right now but just judging by twitter activity only there really wasn't much going on especially in china how popular is legal in the far east. i think it's of them will see more of in terms of jury that summer breaks that those kind of things in preseason we're going to see a plus because of the last some of those one of them in america will see them you know with a global target being asia i'm sure that we'll see more games get around that. i'm mean generally it is obviously going to heat down to the atmosphere the same that that is that is the big thing i think for me is the fact you got to capture you go after it in the moments in the burn a bow in come now and then that is the image that one broadcast around the world and that's where you get the interest when the funds in the stadium are happy you're going to get a much better product out of it in terms of asia in the moments of this difficult
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difficult time zones it's difficult to keep everyone happy and for that reason you do wonder whether it will be quite a slow process to really get the feel as out in china but i'm sure that it will be more down to you know that picking the games tactically during pre-season campaigns during tours that kind of thing i think that's when you get to get more of a connection with the fans that you know support the clip from afar so i'm ahead of them thank you so much an absolute pleasure to have you with us here on the newsgroup and that is all the sport for now for the i'm going to have another update in the eight hundred g.m.t. hour thank you peter we will see then of course and finally on the news great today when cuba's relations with the u.s. start under former president barack obama there was hope for new beginnings but that's all stopped then been put in reverse under president trump who among other measures has stopped any new travel this is being issued from the u.s. embassy in heaven or one organization to be affected is a unique dance company a latin america editor lucien human has a story. it's difficult to put a label on. it's
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a dance company with very obvious spanish influence. but it's not flamenco. it's much more the in the provocative movements the facial expressions something that is in fact very caribbean. this is the least of cuba dance company a work of art and love that began as an experiment in the opinion that miley i learned to dance ballet spanish dance in flamenco and popular cuban dances cha cha cha folklore kong and so on which i adore and the african union dances they have their own specific music and style song and we going down the rivers i wanted to fuse all that into one result a fusion of all those types of dances into one that's what we are a mixture of all this. this fusion style has been receiving brave reviews at home and of performances in more than twenty countries it's the first cuban company in
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fact to appear in the latin grammys but it's been a struggle but in the could be lending your own when i feel that because of the way we started as an independent company many people who control the cuban state institutions don't like it because it's a message that you can flourish in your own. eventually cuba's culture ministry agreed to provide the company a large building. it's allowed to expand her other key project a dance school for nearly fifteen hundred children and adolescents the next generation of police cell phones and dancers the waiting list is long these eight year old practise outside before going into their class knowing they're among the lucky ones. since i was small i wanted to be a dancer i would say mom mom i want to dance let's upon so dance cuba school has two years ago. the school receives the international spotlight award from former
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u.s. first lady michelle obama. but as always their challenges the least of which are the handmade costumes in a way these costumes tell the twenty six year old history of this company and that includes political obstacles for example the trumpet ministrations recent decision to stop issuing visas from its embassy here in havana has forced the company to cancel planned tours to the united states. alfonso and her husband juan carlos the company's manager take it in stride as they go through their paces prepared to take the rest of the world by storm. to sea and human are just sita have than now. and one last thing here today remember the space age jesson cartoons their world is in part a reality in the indian city of a restaurant that is using full robots to serve its customers dinners a given dinosaur and are given computer tablets to order from one side of food is
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prepared the robots bring it out and then only take two and hopefully the attitude from the want to eat it that would do it for today's news great numbers keep in touch with us on social media all of the different ways to get in touch with us on this screen right now the hash tag as ever a.j. news grid alice up number plus sign seventy five to one triple one for mine from me fully back to one whole team here in doha thank you very much for watching i'll be with you again at fifteen g.m.t. tomorrow right now though it's to our london news center and my unmask.
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conservation is helping kick his stove to recover its snow leopard population to see the results i traveled up to the remote nature reserve of saudi chat at a touch camera traps have identified a healthy population of up to twenty slowed up it's just the technology improves we're finding all these ways in which our guesses are are getting corrected the latest evidence suggests there are more cats than previously acknowledged but the
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snow leopard trust believes it's premature to downgrade the cats on the international based of threatened species. that. women may be a road to depose their dictator the more drugs struck an unlikely the. shut . down. of the sun from britain's news it was the weapon of choice something stronger than bullets with this documentary but this time on al jazeera. more than one hundred people feared killed by mudslides and flooding in the the saw .


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