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it hopes to do even better in russia next year with detailed coverage tied to the match and it only. right here. has taken note from around the world donald trump is promising a major policy on trade a potential challenge a missed opportunity a rod. a robin hood in reverse. for the rich little for the poor link between electric cars cobalts i believe. it was. for the. christmas eve celebrations began in the holy land but christian leaders strongly
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denounce the u.s. recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital. hello i'm maryam namazie in london you're watching al-jazeera also coming up at least two hundred dead and more than seventy thousand people homeless as tropical storm tembin sweeps across the southern philippines north korea calls the latest round of u.n. sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear program and the war. and colombia celebrates its version of black friday but this year it's facing a threat in the form of china. hello welcome to the program the top story palestinian christian leaders have rejected the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital. calling it dangerous and an
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insult to christians and muslims alike a declaration follows weeks of palestinian protests across the occupied territories since president trump's announcement at least fifteen palestinian protesters have been killed under abdulhamid has more now from bethlehem. the festive mood has been somehow dampened ever since the jerusalem declaration by chump's of three weeks ago no no archbishop yet but the step is the hardest roman catholic authority not only in the holy land but also in the middle east has said that after that declaration that has been many cancellation pilgrims that were supposed to come and spend christmas eve at the church of their divinity well have decided to stay away this year business is down but only most fifty percent in this city now r.j. bishop it's about that also when food or he said that no one can take any unilateral
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decision when it comes to jerusalem without disturbing the fragile a fragile balance between the different communities he also said that if that if indeed vice president mike pence does come to the region next month to generate where he would not be woke up for any official visit at any of the christian holy sites he also was asked if he had any advice for my parents and he said well the vice president should listen to all christians that jesus is not a monopoly and so to the note only for the evangelicals of very stern words from the top roman catholic official in this region who will be presiding over the midnight mass later on today elsewhere the midnight mass in gaza has been brought
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forward now to choose security concerns as malcolm webb has been one of the churches that. so i guess it is only women catholic church members of the council very small roman catholic community gathering to celebrate christmas christmas mass is normally go around seven o'clock because the general security. plans have changed slightly the families are working to reinstate the. status of jerusalem everyone here believes it's in the speed to become so i'm honest i mean it's like going to fly as palestinian arabs first and foremost secondly as christians so they've gathered here would normally this would be followed by a celebration outside the church and the families and children would get together. children would play games they would eat drink tea cake and so on that could go until about midnight but this will become sold in solidarity with jerusalem as the
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capital of palestine. meanwhile midnight mass is on the way in the vatican city the headquarters of the roman catholic church catholics have been flocking to the city for the service which will be given by pope francis and peter's basilica on monday he'll deliver the annual christmas day message where the focus is traditionally on world events in recent weeks the pontiff has criticized the u.s. decision on jerusalem and his call for the status quo to be respected. well millions of palestinians live in countries around the world waiting to return to what is now israel life in exile has been particularly difficult in lebanon where refugees or deny many rights to discourage them from settling their saying of all their reports from beirut. it's been sixty nine years in exile. feed saw there was eleven years old when his family fled palestine to lebanon. ever since he has lived the life of a refugee in a country that hasn't been welcoming. still remembers the day he left his home in
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what is now israel. i still remember when these really are strikes targeted our village we were sent into exile leaving everything we own behind i remember every detail even the trees the streets the farms as if it was yesterday. said it buried two of his children here my hair was killed during the civil war in the one nine hundred eighty s. and died during the lebanese israeli war eleven years ago palestinians were not only involved and caught up in lebanon's own conflicts they have been denied many basic right to prevent their resettlement here long term. as a palestinian i have seen nothing but humiliation displacement oppression and deprivation for sixty nine years we lived unbearable bitter moments away from our beloved palestine we will die for the sake of palestine. the first wave of palestinian refugees arrived in one nine hundred forty eight they came with whatever they could carry thinking it was only a short time before they could return small tent settlements were set up in time
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those settlements became densely populated neighborhoods. it is estimated that seven million palestinians live in the diaspora more than half are stateless they have no citizenship in any country according to the united nations the majority live in occupied palestinian territory and surrounding countries jordan hosts more than three million palestinians more than half a million live in syria. because of the war more than one hundred thousand fled to europe and elsewhere around fifty thousand of them sought refuge here and. it was an added strain to aid agencies that were already overstretched some four hundred fifty thousand palestinians are registered with the un in lebanon but according to the first ever census by the lebanese government more than half of them have left the country in recent years. more than fifty percent left due to the difficult economy conditions they are deprived from the basic rights they don't have
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a job opportunities. mohamed. searching for a way out he tried but failed to smuggle his family to turkey from where he planned to europe he also tried to apply for immigration to canada. the economic conditions here a bad band from working in many professions we dream of traveling because here it's hard to provide our children with food but just because i want to leave doesn't mean i have given up on palestine and i want to return. palestinians hold on to that right adopted by the un general assembly it has been decades but many like that believe that one day palestine will be there is again and one day his grandchildren or their children will bring his body back to his hometown. or you can watch house special program on the tension surrounding the status of jerusalem the holy land that's coming up in about fifteen minutes time it gets underway very shortly we're bringing up to speed with the other stories we're
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covering closely and rescue is a searching for more survivors of a tropical storm has devastated the southern philippines killing more than two hundred people tens of thousands have been forced from their homes and a state of emergency has been declared from the bride reports from the capital manila. digging through the devastation caused by tropical storm tembin these rescue workers use whatever they can to find survivors but hope quickly turns to anguish as one of the youngest casualties is pulled from the mud. hours after unleashing flooding and landslides that has left dozens dead on the southern island of mindanao tembin slammed into another set of philippine islands late on saturday officials say people living in the area ignored warnings to leave and were swept away. by the flood was already close and the people were not able to get out of their homes the flood was so strong that it swept away houses emergency responders
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say rocks and boulders summer's biggest cars were washed down from the mountains and buried schools of homes in the town of p.r. capote more than seventy thousand people have been displaced in a region already ravaged by the government's fight with ice a linked groups aid organizations have criticised the government's response to something that is not shouldn't be a surprise to the philippine government and. so it is also very questionable when government is not prepared to give relief and to give help to the people then this things happen because they should be ready. tropical storm tembin is the latest to hit the philippines which is battered by about twenty major storms each year making it one of the world's most disaster prone countries and while the storm is now heading out over the south china sea towards vietnam the devastation it's caused will continue to bring misery from mcbride al-jazeera manila. well known as career
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is described the latest round of u.n. sanctions imposed on the country as an act of war it state news agency says a strong nuclear deterrent program is the only way to frustrate the u.s. the u.n. imposed extra measures on kenyan on friday after its recent intercontinental ballistic missile test the sanctions involve a ban on ninety percent of the country's fuel imports florence louie is following the story for us from seoul. north korea called the latest round of u.n. security council sanctions imposed on it as a threat as a violation of its sovereignty as well as an act that would violate peace and stability in the region it also seemed to direct much of its anger at the u.s. who led drafted in the go shades at this latest round of sanctions now one interesting thing however is north korea seems to acknowledge that these latest sanctions are the toughest ever that it's faithing it called it tantamount to
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a complete economic blockade as not only a significant cap on petrol supplies the sanctions also call for the repatriation of north korean foreign labor as within the next twenty four months hitting an important income source for the isolated country it also calls for an ban on north korean exports including machinery and lumber again hitting north korea's income source there isn't however any indication in the statement that north korea will change its behavior in fact the tone is one of defiance but this is very much in line with previous statements in reaction to past sanctions many analysts have come to believe that the world is running out of sanctions options when it comes to dealing with north korea now the hope however is that these sanctions will have the effect of making it more difficult for north korea to carry out further tests. and
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watching out is there much more to come russia's opposition leader lays down a challenge to vladimir putin in next year's presidential election. turkey's president talks up closer ties with sudan as part of a three day tour to strengthen turkish influence across africa. hello and welcome to our international weather forecast will look at weather conditions across europe first of all we've got this area of high pressure sitting across southwestern parts of europe where the fronts come along this will northern side of it so that's introducing mild air from the atlantic that westerly flow and those southern areas look at generally fine conditions so we've got some rain extending across more eastern areas some snow once you get towards ukraine and parts of russia as you head on through into choose day that frontal system weaken
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so quite to you but there is another system pushing into wards biscay and western parts of the u.k. but dry conditions across the beren peninsula if not particularly warm now the same goes on the other side of the mediterranean generally weather conditions aren't looking too bad or a dry weather here but the flow is tearing from the north and temperatures aren't all that high you see karo there struggling with temperatures just really getting to twenty degrees as we head through into chews day across central parts of africa it's fairly quiet here after quite a long way towards coupon before you start to pick up some showers much of west africa is drawing fine sunshine in lagos nigeria and i cried in ghana across southern portions still some heavy showers across samba in zimbabwe in particular looks like being a wet one in harare. scene is a holy city by the three major monotheistic religions jerusalem has been contested
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for centuries al-jazeera brings you a special program about the status of jerusalem and its importance with our correspondents across the palestinian territories and opinions from around the world we explore the reality on the ground and the impact the u.s. has intention to move its embassy to jerusalem will have on the peace process the holy land on al-jazeera until now the coverage of latin america and most of the world was a cover included todd's tragedies of quakes and that was it but not for how people feel how they look how they think and that's what we do we go in with five and a half months of demanding it to an education system that was introduced to. that in america as europe has have to fill a void that needed to be filled. welcome
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back you're watching out there an update of the stories making headlines now palestinian christian leaders have rejected the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as israel's capital calling it dangerous and an insult korea has strongly criticized the latest round of u.n. sanctions imposed on it state news agency says a stronger nuclear to terry's program is the only way to frustrate the united states. and more than two hundred people are dead and many more missing after a tropical storm devastated the southern philippines tens of thousands of been forced from their homes. elsewhere in the philippines president order to go to territories visited the site of a fire with thirty seven people are thought to have died they were trapped on the
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top floor of a shopping center. firefighters say there's no chance of finding survivors one body has been found so far. russia's best known opposition leader alexina valley has cleared the first hurdle towards running for president against lead him a person is submitted the documents needed to be a candidate in the election in march but it seems unlikely he'll be allowed on the ballot or a challenge explains from moscow. in twenty cities across russia from the blood of all stock to moscow alexei navalny supporters turned out to endorse him independent hopefuls must gather at least five hundred people in such meetings as a criteria for the full candidate status thanks easily got that in moscow alone where he had this message for the man he wants to run against. the i didn't know who didn't but he did. you turned a country into the source of personal enrichment yourself your family and your friends but why should not be president any more you are
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a bad president you don't have opposed the program we were young then it was off to the election commission to hand in his application but snow around me is unlikely to make its own to the ballots for the elections in march he's always said his two thousand and fourteen fraud conviction was politically motivated but the kremlin is using it to bar him from the race the goal has always been to demonstrate that putin is a leader with no alternative uncontested and what they say can take advantage over anybody else and it is very important to keep the super majority this poor advantage to demonstrate that putin has so much more power than anybody else another opposition leader was trying to test the system on sunday didier yashin an ally of the valleys was unexpectedly elected head of a moscow boni a simple district in september but his efforts to use the modest power of the roll
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to approve street events was struck down by moscow city court a few hundred people showed up anyway the election is just three months away now and. as per usual the or thirty's are making it very clear that even a very small demonstration like this is completely unwelcome they want to allow to put up a stage or have any brothers here in the police loud speakers or telling everyone that this is an unauthorized rally the lay should go to the kremlin is confidence in the company during time of the mass support needed to challenge putin but it's not taking any chances to reach alan's al-jazeera mosque or. tunisia says that it's banning all airlines from the united arab emirates from landing at its airports now this comes two days after tunisia said that the u.a.e. had stopped tunisian women from flying to or transiting through the country tunisian rights groups denounced the move as both discriminatory and racist. almost
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three thousand people in turkey have been sacked over alleged links to what the country is calling terror organizations soldiers teachers and bureaucrats been dismissed as part of the latest emergency rule to pre ordered by president reza type one in total one hundred fifty thousand have been dismissed all suspended from their jobs since the failed coup in july last year turkey's government accuses the us based business men for two glenn of orchestrating the coup. meanwhile president out of one is visiting sudan where the two countries agree to strengthen economic ties sudan is the first stop on a historic three day trip that also includes chad and tunisia him organise that. this is the first visit by a turkish head of state since saddam became independent in one thousand nine hundred six so this visit is regarded as historic in many ways the two presidents met after president arrived in khartoum and spoke about many issues including ways to strengthen ties a lot of bilateral agreements have been signed today more expected to be signed to morrow and they mostly focus on political economical development as well of
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agricultural and tourism sectors here in sudan as well as in turkey they also discuss development in the islamic world specifically president trumps decision to move the u.s. embassy to jerusalem and recognized or islam as the capital of israel. the united states is one of distress just chairman of the islamic conference i've requested support from bush countries to the countries that responded i would like to think that once again the u.s. is wrong the world is wrote the issue from the. codes. now this comes in line with turkey's policy to strengthen its base here in africa over the past few years turkey has opened a lot of new embassies across the across the continent and it says that it's full if it plans to open many more it has also opened the largest to turkish military base outside turkish soil in somalia so sudan is just one of the many countries that turkey is looking at to try to strengthen its base and relationship where it's
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been a month now since amazon mango it was sworn in as zimbabwe's new president he inherited a bankrupt economy and high unemployment from longtime leader robert mugabe arm which has reports from harare on the progress that's been made so far. prices of basic commodities have gone up since president amos and when i took over last month people seem to prefer shopping in the store because it's a little bit cheaper than others but it's still frustrating where was. thirty dollars and i mean the so-called sixty or seventy dollars to me were two terms for things and one of so much. when i got was new administration has promised to end crippling cash shortages this hasn't happened yet some economists blame what they call business owners indiscipline coming from the ground of companies trying to make as much fortune as possible before prices stabilizes but shop owners say the shortage of foreign currency is to blame some have to buy dollars on the black
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market at a premium to remain viable they insist they have to hike prices the government accuses some business owners and politicians are breaking the exchange control law by illegally stashing money abroad and not depositing it in local banks the president says he has a list of individuals who have money overseas some of it stolen and smuggled out of the country one of prison and that was first was to order a three month amnesty for the return of stolen money to the country people have until march to do so or they will be arrested despite the huge economic challenges they have been more positive developments since when i became president the government says civil servants will be paid on time this month some eighty games are now giving us dollars that had not happened for months the new administration is also trying to mend strained relations with some in the international community which will ensure the sanctity and security of your investment and.
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all agreements with you including. investment agreements. in terms of the law the right to property. shobna started many zimbabweans hope when their god while will turn around the economy re a positive we trying to be positive we hope for good changes we hope for the better for a better country the bobbins know it will take time for the situation to improve but until the new president's promises become reality long lines outside banks and rising food prices will likely continue. al-jazeera had only. every christmas colombia what a says a tropical vacation of black friday thousands of vendors stuck up their shops with popular clothes at chain prices but there is tension this year as a competition from china. reports. buyers crawl underneath the door of this whole sale mall and run they are resellers trying
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to get the most desired garments to stock their shops the model or great early rise is columbia's version of black friday which repeats itself every night at two am during the christmas season good little a little bit of it's very hard but it's worth the effort christmases when people buy the most we don't have a life but we make good money reselling these jeans notes during the day. downtown is overwhelmed by buyers informal vendors mix with merchants of locally made shoes and clothes moving four million u.s. dollars per day. but sellers say they have been facing unfair competition from recently arrived chinese traders who pay up to treat times for their shops imported legally and sell products at half the price will send. the last sixty five percent
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of our sales last year and i had to cut sixty percent of the employees at our factory it was impossible to compete with them merchants took to the streets as tensions rose then in october the police shut down fifty chinese stores for contraband none would speak on camera but one representative of the growing chaney's community told us they're facing racial discrimination the manager of the grandson mall rejects such accusations to get an update on how to call not just if they come and work legally and follow the rules they are welcome but if they are doing a list of activities we will fight them but we've been hitting on colombians who contraband as well and this was thanks to the chinese invasion. what's happening family thirty and i only did the eyes averted and the laugh track is important commerce at least by almost twenty times going from five hundred million a year with dollars a year margin believe it will go soon economy smadi c.e.o.
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ramos says colombian merchants need to learn how to compete. noise from bodies that are colombia is no longer a country of cheap labor we have a perk capita income of around seven thousand dollars river believes we can compete making cheaper take styles shoes or clothing at this point is hopeless decelerates feel they have to win their protection use battle but it's unclear for how long they'll remain in business in an increasingly globalized world alison. father christmas has taken time out from his busiest night of the year to entertain crowds in the u.s. santa claus briefly got to sleigh for ski sped down washington's river santa had his old foe the grinch in hot pursuit and it was back to the far more important job of delivering presents around the world. that's all from us in london coming up next the holy land el special program on the tension surrounding.
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tree i think it's how you approach an official. story and dying out. an underground fire has been burning for over a century beneath india's largest coal field. now open cost mining has brought the flames to the sufis would devastating consequences for the local population. as communities are destroyed and thousand suffer from toxic fumes what lies behind this human and environmental disaster. people in power the burning city at this time on al-jazeera.

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