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color the world in darkness they say is a dialogue that could be what's leading to some of the confusion online with about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera the nature of music as it breaks the last time senegal qualified for the world cup was in two thousand and fifteen years and hope to do even better in russia next year with detailed coverage hard to imagine of the new seven years ago people were living right here. now deceased has taken over there from around the world donald trump is promising a major policy announcement on trade a potential challenge to khorat a missed opportunity abroad. north korea condemns the latest u.n. sanctions as an act of war and promises to continue its nuclear program.
coming up at least two hundred dead in the philippines. continue the demonstrations against the u.s. recognition of. presidential campaigning intensify this week. north korea has called the latest round of u.n. sanctions against pyongyang an act of war it also warned it plans to consolidate its nuclear program the u.n. imposed extra sanctions on friday following north korea's recent intercontinental
ballistic missile test well florence levy joins us on the line from south korea's capital seoul so the north koreans are calling these new sanctions of war any response from the south koreans yet. i haven't had any x. response yet from south korea but there's language that very hearing from north korea really is something that south korea and the rest of the world has come to expect very angry threatening language and in this statement issued by the north korean foreign ministry. published on stage media it seems to reserve most of the anger directed at the united states whom it blames for having directed and pushed for this latest round of sanctions and north korea's own words a call that the harshest sanctions and pressure on our country and call that a an act of wall at said it would be to build a team in the korean peninsula and the region and it says it rejects the resolution
sanctions so far have been shown not to work and a lot of analysts is saying that these sanctions. are very unlikely to have the sort of effect of very unlikely to force north korea to the negotiating table the square has said in the past that economic sanctions will only harden that result and make it more in check celebrate. its nuclear program and one more thing that north korea said. in its nature statesman is that the united states appears to be completely terrified at its accomplishment of completing the state nuclear force down this is a claim that most clear had made before and november when it launched an intercontinental ballistic missile that missile flew the longest and highest for north korean missiles and u.s. and south korea believe that at one point some point next year north korea could possibly be able to launch
a second tipped missile that could reach the united states so this is indeed a grave threat coming from north korea north korea has responded with its usual belligerent now as to what else we can expect from north korea in the coming year what we. to look out for is kim jong un the north korean leader peach on new year's day become a tradition attached to deliver a speech and live where he sometimes outlined to foreign policy at the start of the east said north korea was in the final stages of building an intercontinental ballistic missile and in november he delivered that next year we can live coming near and the steps of the one child really states each about the sort of direction north korea is going to be but i think the statement issued by the foreign ministry of north korea today also gives a shit that north korea is not backing down all right after on sunday then the south korean capital cell phones thank you. now at least two hundred people are dead in the southern philippines following massive landslides and flooding caused
by tropical storm tembin most of the casualties were on the island of mindanao dozens of people still missing in just reports flash floods and mudslides brought on by tropical storm tendin the towns of two bawden on mindanao island the philippines second largest have been devastated dozens of homes are destroyed and rescue workers fear the number of casualties will rise. we really want to go straight now and we're going to figure out what you have so many people that are really. at the height of the storm winds of up to eighty kilometers an hour uprooted trees and triggered torrents of mud and rock from a nearby mountain volunteers are digging with whatever they can to try and recover bodies power cuts and the loss of communication lines have hampered rescue efforts . there out there not to rush and the areas pretty wide it's not just in one province but in several provinces show we're having
a hard time getting them to communicate why there are areas that may have been affected last week forty six people were killed in the central philippines in a similar storm the philippines is hit by around two dozen major cyclons each year on average many of them deadly but mindanao island home to twenty million people is where they hit the region is still recovering from type which killed more than seven thousand people and affected millions in two thousand and thirteen and while the worst of storm tendon has passed it will take a long time before this area recovers and disease. and locals have described how the victims of the flooding had nowhere to run you know. my let me buy houses are getting flooded but people could no longer exit their homes so they got trapped by the strong water as they were being swept away. house they used to be one hundred three houses here but when the flash flood happened
everything was washed out so that's what happened here only hollings and livelihoods gone and we have nine thousand families as of today that are affected and listed to be in our evacuation center. well so in the southern philippines dozens of people are feared dead in a fire at a shopping mall in the city of deval that started a coal center on the top floor of the four story building trapping people inside president who previously served as devolves man has visited the site to comfort victims' relatives russia says the u.s. is encouraging new bloodshed in eastern ukraine after agreeing to provide weapons to kill of the u.s. says they'll give you crane and hans defensive capabilities to fight pro russia separatists well the conflict in the east of the country has claimed more than ten thousand lives since twenty fourteen reports. of missile strikes hit a small town in eastern ukraine damaging homes a school and medical clinic in ukraine blamed 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 he 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 age 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 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 it with a disclaimer to russia for the very beginning that we must address ukraine that saying its stance is the single most difficult obstacle to renormalizing a relationship with russia which we badly would like to do he blamed 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 to ukraine i think it's not logical and size zero. zero. zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero zero. zero zero zero zero.
zero. zero zero zero zero zero zero. one zero zero zero zero zero 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 you know the russian president says muskrat is not seeking conflict with anyone but will stand up for its interests but i'm a putin spoke at a conference of the ruling united russia party which has pledged its support to next year's presidential election putin has registered as an independent is expected to win it because fourth term president. palestinian protesters a ford with israeli forces in the town of bethlehem just two days before christmas they're angry at the u.s. president donald trump's decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital israeli forces fired tear gas to try and disperse the crowd human rights groups are calling on israeli authorities to stop using excessive force. three palestinians
have now died in the past two days after being shot by israeli forces fourteen have been killed since protests began over the u.s. decision as the third weekend of demonstrations in the occupied palestinian territories against the move and webb has more from gaza. this. was a bass in was out it was the latest people to die in the. declaration on the sixth of the same by the to see a movie recognized by the west was the guy who may say. he was among the protesters who for three fridays in the way was going through the pit we sat on the fence in the woods around. to demonstrate that trying to pounce palestinian flags. and the price asked is each friday i've been met with some
gunfire a little pig ask right back by the israelis. what's the stuff in the jerusalem deserve sekret 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 establish our independent state of palestine with jerusalem as the capital of for us than we are some of the books to show that. it's no move for the political factions and 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 and a show of strength. diminishing about says mood in ten people are being killed since the onrush began oh and no need of the a pasta 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 was on side so there's no sign of any of the political factions getting up anytime soon. a cease fire has begun between south sudan's warring factions the deal reached out for talks in the ethiopian capital is the latest attempt to end the conflict centering its fifth year more than a million people have fled the country and tens of thousands have been killed in one of the world's worst refugee crises. turkey has dismissed hundreds of soldiers from its armed forces under the government's latest emergency decree at least sixty police officers have also been fired that's the latest measure in response to last year's failed coup attempt and about fifty thousand people have been arrested in the subsequent crackdown. lots more so to come here and al-jazeera including china is changing faces one more people are going under the knife in the quest for the body beautiful plus.
the james bond caribbean influences the cuban dance company that's taking the cancellation of its u.s. tour in its stride more in that state. welcome back we'll take a look at the weather across the found some western parts of asia for most part things are relatively quiet here task and there camille is seventeen degrees as a high of find across afghanistan more clarity come further towards the west around the caspian sea region and on the east side the better train is all looking a bit unsettled with some heavy snowfall across parts of turkey still that does tend to die away as we head through into monday but proud to be cool conditions around the eastern side of the mediterranean just fifteen in beirut with the threat of some rain and further towards the south despite the cloud temperatures not too bad with twenty degrees in baghdad and twenty five temperatures of twenty eight and
thirty four respectively heading across into southern portions of africa we've got heavy showers effect and go through zambia and into zimbabwe where the rain is particularly intense that moment also some heavy showers on the eastern side of madagascar but across the rest the region finally in winter and it should be bright in capetown south africa highs of twenty. under-served. shattered monument towards destructor powers. there's amid the ruins the defiance to resist. i'm strong survive. people in power investigates how the suburb of damascus refuse to crumble under the mind of assets on. part two of this time on al jazeera.
let's get a quick recap of the top stories here this hour north korea has called the latest round of u.n. sanctions against pyongyang an act of war it also warned it was to consolidate its nuclear program and impose dr sun shines on pyongyang on friday following north korea's recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. at least two hundred people are feared dead in the southern philippines following massive landslides and flooding caused by a tropical storm and most of the casualties were on the island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing. and a cease fire has begun between south sudan's warring factions the deal be stopped the talks in the ethiopian capital is the latest attempt to end the conflict is entering its fifth year. liberians will go to the polls on tuesday to run off to
choose the next president it follows weeks of uncertainty about whether the vote would actually happen that it was reaffirmed by a supreme court hearing ex international football and george weah is taking on the country's vice president joseph block a mom of the no reports from the capital monrovia. strewed and colorful company morale is in the liberian capital monrovia as the campaign season draws to a close kind of dates in liberia's run a presidential election in a last minute hunt for votes for my international football a drug that will hold going to most polls in the fuss round held in to the gathered his supporters a provia some old tools to. i'm supposed to go out because when you change. we are almost twelve years. your job no no you have to sit for the corner to. his opponent is just walk like d.d.'s vice president for the past four
seasons he's come failing in rural life the seventy two year old was complaining on a platform of continue to taking credit for the children says the government of the fast elected president in africa ellen johnson sirleaf who he served under for two thomas the outgoing president has however i've chosen not to endorse her deputy and candidate ruling unity pedi an estate chosen to back george way most liberians hope the board don't choose their water they are from peace and democracy investment free if that is also hold it will be the first time since my default default but that would be a pistol hundred ball of power and i believe the elections are also the first vote organized with all the help of the united nations says the civil war ended in two thousand and three but they're not just that they also bought the numerous needles liberia's four point five million people from fixing roads and building new ones to
improving the quality of education and health care liberia is still recovering from a diverse teaching civil war that's right between one thousand nine hundred eighty nine and two thousand and three more than fifty percent of its population also live in abject poverty it's no surprise therefore the media's expectations from the next president. i graduated. i graduated in one thousand nine hundred three from the technical school and the professional capitol for the last twelve years that this government was in power i couldn't get a job as always all i have to eat every day and tired of eating for now liberia's dance towards election day i'm hopefully they say too good times in the years to come behind it all just one groove now is twenty seventeen comes to an end we're looking back at some of the biggest stories of the year through the eyes of five families in part two we report from venezuela but more than one hundred twenty people were killed this year in anti-government protests inflation is rampant world
food and medicines are scarce president would do as government has been accused of human rights abuses yet he remains defiant as down of china reports. the pitot a neighborhood on the outskirts of caracas doesn't have rubbish collection or running water one of the more. we haven't had any water for three years we park our car here and feel these containers more or less every day and a half. cathy is a community worker here suffering the same shortages as everyone else but not prepared to just accept me to. take me look i turn it on but no water comes out so we have to shower with cups. she could jolt shames and encourages her neighbors to respond if the municipality won't collect the rubbish then they will. the government does not give resources to the local authorities so they do not pay
the companies that do the work because they don't have the budget so everyone three and that that is who is affected. katty like many venezuelans has put her dreams on hold in her case to bake cakes with inflation through the roof with jobs cash food and medicine scarce many venezuelans have lost faith in their politicians and they're increasingly looking inwards organizing themselves in the hope of a better future. they're all victims are rampant inflation food medicine shortages and rising crime it's important to work together we've forgotten that we're all brothers and sisters from the same land a land called been a soil and we're trying to take the reins of this country we're not politicians we don't work for any government agency we want to show that the citizens still have power. tens of thousands of venezuelans have left the country got his daughter hannah says he's hoping to join an uncle in costa rica i know that the wages are
not enough not even for their share or even to get through them and i'd like to live alone but you have to share. presidential elections are scheduled for next october president nicolas maduro will stand again hoping to extend the brand to socialism introduced in one thousand nine hundred nine by his predecessor charice the opposition is divided and some are being prohibited from standing here like go get a mock at all it's illogical the one person will solve all of them as well as problems every one of us is obliged to play their part in improving the country. then this way there is in crisis like kathy many like say where their politicians a failed they are going to do something about it they lack thought i but. they're out to see it caracas cosmetic surgeries on the rise in china making it the third biggest market for the sector worldwide after brazil and the us from shanghai there's a dream bro. eleven years ago chen lin decided she did not like the way she looked
she since spent more than twenty thousand dollars on injections her visits to this beijing clinic have become his routine is going to the head dresses. for the injections made my chin more pointed and my face longer later i had surgery to my nose which was flat before now it's higher i also made my lips fuller and my skin smoother this was her pre-surgery and before problems with immigration began. once immigration stopped me and made me restate my id card number four times every time i go through immigration the expression of the officer is one of a big surprise the pursuit of physical beauty is big business in china last year three thousand operations were carried out at his beijing clinic alone one of the city's biggest the popularity of plastic surgery is driven by social media and the
growing obsession with selfies in a shanghai pog i met good who didn't want to be recognised he thought a make over would improve his job prospects he had double eyelid surgery but it went badly wrong grr can no longer sleep properly and that's taking a toll on him. quite humble i can't close my eyes at all when i try to sleep. this is why it's so painful my biggest hope is that i can close my eyes and his sleep well to many people this is nothing but this is my dream he can only close his eyes by using a special lotion these razor scars are evidence of two attempted suicides in spite of the many well documented stories of botched operations there appears to be no shortage of chinese women and men who want to change the way they look but they are
increasingly at the mercy of illegal practitioners and the government's now so concerned it's become a campaign to shut them down that is not much comfort for good he's now saving for another operation so that he can hopefully close his eyes again adrian brown al jazeera shanghai now the cost of fresh food is one of the many challenges for those living in canada as remote fun north cold temperatures lack of sunlight and poor soil all means that vegetables and fruit have to be imported from a farm down the lack reports from churchill manitoba on how innovation hopes to bring green shoots of growth to frozen communities. on the rocky shores of canada's hudson bay what is essentially an indoor farm with one crucial difference in turtle we don't have soil into greenhouses bill erickson and his wife diane have been growing vegetables for forty years some inexpensive imported soil others in water
pipes full of fertilizer down a hill in a passive greenhouse we do peace being carrots broccoli cauliflower 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 seedlings 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 roots 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 mounted tradition is more prevalent than anywhere else year round access to fresh green vegetables could literally change lives daniel lak al-jazeera churchill manitoba. now the ban on issuing travel visas from the u.s. embassy in the vanna has not stopped at the international ambitions of a unique cuban don's company it's no stranger to restrictions both at home and abroad the cinnamon reports from. it's difficult to put a label on. it's a dance company with very obvious spanish influence. but it's not flamenco.
it's much more. 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 years 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 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 cellphones and dancers the waiting list is long these eight year olds practice outside before going into their class knowing their. one of the lucky ones. since i was small i wanted to be a dancer i would say mom mom i want to dance let's dance cuba school has two years ago the school receives the international spotlight award from former u.s. first lady michelle obama. but as always there are 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. you see in human have done. just a quick recap of the headlines here north korea has called the latest round of un sanctions against pyongyang an act of war and also want it plans to consolidate its nuclear program the u.n.
imposed sanctions on pyongyang on friday following north korea's recent intercontinental ballistic missile test. at least two hundred people are feared dead in the southern philippines following massive landslides and flooding caused by tropical storm tembin most of the casualties were on the island of mindanao dozens of people are still missing locals described how flood victims had nowhere to run. houses were getting flooded but people could no longer exit their homes so they got trapped by the strong waters they were being swept away. yeah. they used to be one hundred three houses here but when the flash flood happened everything was washed out so that's what happened here all day hollings and livelihoods gone and we have nine thousand families as of today that are affected and listed to be a now evacuation center. also in the southern philippines thirty seven people are feared to have died in a fire at a shopping mall in the city of deval it started at
a call center on the top floor trapping people inside president rodriguez a tatter who previously served as devours man has visited the site to comfort victims' relatives. turkey has dismissed hundreds of soldiers from its armed forces under the government's latest emergency decree at least sixty police officers have also been fired as the latest measure in response to last year's failed coup attempt about fifty thousand people have been arrested in the subsequent crackdown russia says the u.s. is encouraging new bloodshed in eastern ukraine by providing weapons to kids the u.s. says they'll give you crane and hans defensive capabilities to fight pro russian separatists and israeli forces have shot dead three more palestinians in the past two days fourteen have been killed since protests began over the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel but those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera all the people in power station
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