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all the cameras are gone i'm still here go into areas that nobody else is going talk to people that nobody else is talking to and bringing that story to the forefront. begins with but it does not in there no terrorist state poses a greater or more immediate threat than the regime of saddam hussein and this is a regime that has something to hide they had prepared a significant propaganda machine and guess what not one. was found in iraq since one thousand nine hundred ninety one iraq deception at this time on al-jazeera. pope francis uses christmas eve mass to call attention to the plight of refugees.
you're watching al-jazeera live from doha also coming up christmas in parts of the philippines as the country struggles with the aftermath of tropical storm tax. in peru a presidential pardon sparks charges of a corrupt political deal. also this half hour as our special coverage of the holy land continues this hour it's jordan and its own going connection to jerusalem. the head of the roman catholic church has used his christmas eve message to highlight the plight of refugees and migrants around the world speaking during midnight mass at st peter's basilica in rome pope francis compared refugees to mary and joseph recounting the bible story of how they had to travel from nazareth to
bethlehem but found no place to stay the pope stress that faith demanded that foreigners be welcomed everywhere. to safety. so many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of joseph and mary we see the tracks of entire families forced to set out in our own day we see the tracks of millions of people who did not choose to go away but driven from their land and leaving behind their dear ones who must. descend faith impels us to make space for a new social imagination and not to be afraid of experiencing new forms of relationship in which none have to feel that there is no room for them on this earth christmas is a time for turning the power of fear into the power of charity. the president of guatemala says his country will move its embassy in israel to jerusalem making that the first nation to follow donald trump's plan to move the u.s. embassy there to guatemala was one of nine countries that voted in support of the
united states and israel last week at the u.n. general assembly meeting on the status of jerusalem the country receives an estimated eighty million dollars in annual aid from the united states. thousands in the philippines are spending christmas and emotions to shelters after tropical storm tembin left a trail of destruction more than two hundred people are dead after landslides and flash floods in the southern philippines a state of emergency has been declared in several areas as rescue efforts continue right now with the latest from the capital manila. if they were playing this christmas they assessing the damage from this storm as it moves away into the south china sea leaving a swathe of damage across a broad area of mindanao one of the worst affected provinces was in the north of mindanao which had the highest death toll the second highest casualty rate was recorded there are problems in the south of the island so much of the island has
been affected including of course the area around this is an area where there has been intense fighting between government troops and also groups linked with i still it was a population that's already conflict affected and that now has to deal with the aftermath of this storm there have been claims that the government didn't do enough to warn people in advance that they knew this storm was coming that mindanao has in recent years been more susceptible to storms around this time of year but the legal authorities they say that they have warned people they did tell diligence to move out and many people simply did not do so. to prove where the former president alberto fujimori has been pardoned because his health is failing his supporters celebrated. the saturday after a severe drop in his blood pressure for jim moret was serving a twenty five year sentence for corruption and human rights crimes committed during his tenure presidency from his money on
a censure. he spent years in prison campaigning for his release and begged to be never had knowledge most of the crimes for which he was sentenced to twenty five years. the former president always claimed his innocence for the murders and disappearances by a government sanctioned death squad could exceed that of a mint was the most corrupt improve in history. scripted the seventy nine year old former leader with the defeat of shining path revels in the one nine hundred ninety s. fields where the. cusp of unarmed conflict that killed thousands of people supporters also safe he helped save the economy from collapse for years his children campaigned for his release saying he was ill and frail but he didn't have a terminal illness a condition for a humanitarian pardon precedence and. deny him the freedom he craved.
my greatest pain is to acknowledge there for part of the population for him or he was able to victimize himself looking for a depressing image as a hostage of the judiciary. an opinion poll in may said fifty nine percent approve favored living can go supporters say it's time for him to have a quiet life. to stay at home live serenely enjoys granddaughters enjoy the people who love him and be free to decide to do whatever he wants. many peruvians who for years opposed the presidential pardon were open to release if he asked for forgiveness for the crimes he committed but for the families of the victims gesture was never enough. families of the victims say they feel betrayed. promised he wouldn't pardon for he wanted to win votes. to win justice for more
than two decades. but. they don't care about our stuff about our desolation and the pain we still endure and we will never find peace. he's old well i'm old too and i haven't found justice yet he must complete a sentence despite his release from facing another trial a case is pending for the deaths of six people if convicted for the money faces another twenty five years in prison. families of the victims say they won't stop demanding justice and hope to see him. behind bars again the innocent dissent to see. venezuela has freed thirty six prisoners accused of inciting violence against the state during antigovernment protests nearly half of them were granted release more than a year ago they work then kept behind bars venezuela has arrested hundreds of individuals in response to the prolonged demonstrations against the president nicolas maduro at least nine people have been killed in
a suicide bomb attack in the afghan capital kabul the attack happened near an intelligence agency building in kabul shushed neighborhood eyesores says it was responsible al-jazeera who joins us live now from kabul up dollar just take us through what happened here. peter it was early rush hour in kabul where people go to their offices and to their work now a suicide bomber according to our source is believed to be a teenager on foot degenerated his explosives near our checkpoint. the route linking to the intelligence headquarters it's also this route also goes to connect to the nato h.q. now we should put the numbers of the six but our sources telling us that at least nine people have been killed including bystanders and a woman now it's been
a weeklong company an ongoing in kabul. afghan interior ministry has launched a campaign against. illegal arms. carried by people in the city tinted windows of the car illegal cars with ridge's ration but all the. measures in place still the bomber got so close. at least. there to the intelligence headquarters ability thank you. a chess competition show jewel to begin in saudi arabia on tuesday sparking international controversy israel had planned to send a delegation to the world speed chess championships in riyadh however visas for the group have not been a suit and it's now unclear whether they will be an israeli chess official says the saudis have still not responded to visa applications despite repeated attempts meanwhile cats are will compete in that tournament after the saudi organizers said
the teen will be able to display the national flag the country players are eligible for visas on arrival in saudi arabia. just twenty seventeen comes to a close we're looking back at some of the biggest stories of the year through the eyes of five families now in part three we speak to one syrian family just like millions of other syrians they've been internally displaced by the war there they are also among four hundred thousand people who live in the government besieged rebel enclave of eastern guta al jazeera is in a harder as their story about mohamed makes a living selling but ever he can find it he was once a farmer and owned his own land and. now he's among the millions of syrians this place by the war and they're able to survive without assistance. i'm not ashamed to say this there are days when i'm able to provide food for my
family and there are other days when i'm not able to do that the other day i had to take two of my children to the hospital because they didn't have enough food to. run our. mohamed lives in. an opposition controlled area that has been besieged by government forces for years the siege has been tightened even more recently food supplies are scarce and shortages have sent prices soaring at least four hundred thousand people live in east on the outskirts of the capital the united nations has been demanding unhindered access and warns that many of syrians there face severe problems in getting enough to eat. the aid that reaches us is not enough is specially for someone like me i have to take care of seven children and. only under siege it remains a war zone even though a russian guarantee deescalation deal was supposed to silence the guns and allow
aid in. the building. and then we. are there fears for her children she is also afraid that her family could face further displacement the government has been using what is known as the surrender or starve strategy and it is applying it. and. if given the choice to leave or stay and live under the regime's rule i will choose to leave i don't trust them they will eventually kill us. they starved us they killed our children. rebels and he refused to surrender but government pressure is growing already hundreds of thousands of syrians have been bussed out of their towns and villages and taken to the rebel controlled province of idlib in the north
the syrian government calls them reconciliation agreements for the opposition those deals are forced settlements and. i don't think those who are forced to go to will ever return to their homes this is sports displacement who knows who they will give our country to it's been almost eighty years since government forces began to crush popular dissent from a position of strength the leadership is imposing its own peace but it is a peace that is unacceptable to many syrians fear not having a place in their own country. to be able to. still to come here on al-jazeera we look at the fact that automation and also official intelligence on developing economies. and our special coverage of the holy land continues we'll introduce you to the muslim families sacred christian space.
hello and welcome to international weather forecast with look at weather conditions across europe first of all we've got this area of high pressure sitting across southwestern parts of europe whether 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 looking 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 so quite to you but there is another system pushing into wards biscay in western parts of the u.k. but dry conditions across the beren pincher 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 turning from the north sea and temperatures on
to all the high you see connor there struggling with temperatures just by 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 south 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 and it's not been a wet one in harare. elegant
al-jazeera your headline so far today the head of the roman catholic church has used his christmas eve message to highlight the plight of refugees and migrants around the world speaking during midnight mass pope francis stress that faith demanded that foreigners be welcomed everywhere. thousands in the philippines are spending christmas in emergency shelters after tropical storm tembin left a trail of destruction more than two hundred people are dead after landslides and flash floods in the southern philippines. and in through the former president alberto fujimori has been pardoned on health grounds the seventy nine year old was
taken to hospital on saturday after a severe drop in his blood pressure he's been serving a twenty five year sentence for corruption kidnapping and human rights violations. the world bank has warned that the economies of developing nations could collapse because of the rise of automation and robotics it's fear that robots making clothes and footwear will undercut the cost of human workers in factories in countries such as bangladesh and vietnam in his second report on artificial intelligence lawrence lee considers what the impact of automation might be on the world's working poor. every day all over the western world goods are delivered to hungry consumers most of them manufactured half a world away over the seas by people who often earn virtually nothing and while the fourth industrial revolution the age of robotics and automation promises radically
to alter the lives of people in the rich world it is by no means clear whether any of the benefits will be passed on to the walls working people some global brands are discussing whether to reach shore manufacturing from asian sweat shops to europe where three d. princes might make clothes or shoes the world bank has projected that in some african or asian countries up to eighty percent of people might lose their jobs. if it's true that many workers many of them young women particular textile industries opportunity going to be out of a job or their work is potentially radically reduced then to what extent will this lead to social unrest to social destitution and essentially a fundamental crisis at the heart that society others ask why someone who owns a factory in the far east would bother investing in expensive robotic technology but it's far cheaper to keep paying workers a dollar
a day to machine like that at the moment will be well beyond the reach of a factory owner in bangladesh or in china or vietnam for that matter. secondly a machine like that is likely to break down fairly often because it's it's a very fine piece of equipment if it breaks down the whole factory and then many in a factory the entire factory comes to a standstill social unrest is already a fact of life it could get far worse so to the continued and probably growing movements of people except the west they may want to move to might be suffering job losses itself as automation takes over. if the future of the developing world is to be decided in places like this then frankly it looks pretty bleak either it seems robotics will increasingly be used to take jobs away from no three different associated with places like asia although the same workers will continue to exist on the same person for the ever and for years about the worst thing of all is that
nobody seems to be talking about it there is however a growing understanding of how automation can help in emergencies here at southampton university in southern england drones are being tested to fly medicines or food into dangerous or difficult places it's simpler and potentially more effective than throwing bags out of planes you can send lots of little bits of aid to lots of little areas and it's trivial and straightforward. to pinpoint areas in other words take the aid to where it's needed rather than dropping it centrally in the rich world robotics could take away many current jobs but it could also create new ones which haven't even been trumped up yet but for those in the workshops of the world it could be disastrous and it's coming more insley al-jazeera london. and a quick spot of breaking news for you coming to us out of moscow the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov is calling on the united states and north korea to
start negotiations and he also says russia is ready to make them happy if you've been following the relationship between north korea and washington you'll know of course that that relationship is almost wholly negative with the u.s. president donald trump referring to kim jong il and the leader in pyongyang as a little rocket man and also the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. nikki haley folding together various nuclear aspects to do with that relationship but the top line on that story is that the russian foreign minister sergei lavrov is saying they should negotiate and the kremlin in effect is ready to make those talks take place more on that for you as soon as we can turkey says it's hiring more than one hundred thousand new public servants next year it comes a day after almost three thousand state employees and soldiers were sacked by decree over alleged links to so-called terror organizations in total one hundred fifty thousand have been dismissed or suspended from their jobs since the failed
coup in july of last year service suspected ties to the movement of the us based cleric ayatollah glenn turkey accuses him of organizing the failed coup to near zero has banned emirates airlines flights from landing in the country the decision comes two days after a number of china's young women say they were barred from boarding their flight for dubai at tunis airport the u.a.e. says this happened because of security reasons but did not go into any more details . the u.s. decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel is being discussed around the world today where exploring the holy land and how this religious place has become increasingly politicized kerry forsett now reports from occupied east jerusalem. it's within the city limits but out on its own. refugee camp is cut off from the rest of jerusalem by the israeli separation
barrier the israeli government provides few services here the palestinian authority isn't committed to provide any local activist. says many of his neighbors do it least have one thing official status as residents of occupied east jerusalem. this identity card means a lot for us the right of return our existence in jerusalem our daily connection our children and our workers our businesses and our mosques and churches and now israel's jerusalem affairs minister is proposing to redefine the camp and other palestinian neighborhoods outside the wall is no longer part of the city to be governed instead under a new regional municipality. betty hirshman from jerusalem campaign group here i mean this is the objective is clear it would allow israel to shift one hundred twenty thousand palestinians who are roughly one third of the entire palestinian population. from this that's one half of the equation the other is to increase
jerusalem as jewish population by counting in some one hundred forty thousand israeli settlers in the occupied west bank it's all part of a two pronged strategy to change the demographics of jerusalem not just read designating tens of thousands of palestinians as outside the cities boundaries but also integrating illegal settlements here in the west bank into the jerusalem municipality in october the israeli prime minister was in one of those settlements promoting the plan known as the greater jerusalem. this place would be a part of the state of israel i support the greater jerusalem bill which would enable jerusalem and its surroundings to develop in very many aspects. but plans to put it to a cabinet vote recently which show netanyahu citing pressure from the u.s. administration as it formulates its peace plan. she has mapped jerusalem shifting lines for more than thirty years he sees
a long term is ready plan coming to fruition it's mean that we have to work of this area. in a steamy and. jews so if we speak about. the. inside is that that's why this plan carries such high stakes the palestinian authority which claims east jerusalem is the capital of a future palestinian state as it would destroy any prospect of a two state solution for set out a zero occupied east jerusalem. george mistaken jerusalem has a long and a checkered history it has a large palestinian population and the king is the custodian of the al aqsa mosque compound king abdullah is a close ally of america but he is against trump's decision ellen fisher looks into the deep connections between the jordanian royal family and jerusalem. it stands as a broken monument to times past and big ideas nothing more than a shell this was to be a palace a statement by jordan's late king hussein of his sovereignty over east jerusalem.
of protection it was land he absorbed as the state of israel was born in one nine hundred forty eight and declared west jerusalem its capital the views are spectacular even on a cold winter day in one thousand nine hundred sixty five the king decided here this would be the site for his summer palace. there is a tour guide who tells visitors the history of the site he considered that but he studied and specially to sell him is one of his of his and the. responsibility because of that he want to be needed that to get it that was the first capital and the second going to be there for his. maybe once where the plan was that this policy would be wonderful i'm a curious king you see it would entertain world leaders in famous think trees only what was slow coming war here in one nine hundred sixty seven its stock completely
and forever. jordan and the other countries lost up war the hill and palestinian neighborhoods here fell under israeli control apart from the graffiti the palace remains untouched to this day and i saw owned by the jordanian family. it's been discussed this place could become a school or a hospital or some site for an international group but one expert says that won't happen i don't know what. they're going to have they say is in the next the future for the area but what we are seeing the don't let the people of jordan the king of jordan the son of the king hussein and the cough to to do anything and to invade anything in the area. and so high on a hill in occupied east jerusalem there's a stark reminder of rows and battles and wars over jerusalem a place where plans were made and no time stands still alan fischer al-jazeera in occupied east jerusalem and one symbol of religious coexistence in the holy land
includes a centuries old tradition of muslim families a played the role of the guardian of the many churches in the occupied territories it dates back to the time of the liberation of jerusalem from the crusaders. it's me i did you did i mean my name is judeo husseini i'm the keyholder of the church of the holy sepulcher in jerusalem and the holder of the stamp of the holy tune and that without us alive you will be the story of my family began in eleven eighty seven when saddam hussein are you being liberated the city of jerusalem from the crusaders i mean for the king is that the i me that you dana the sex agreed and from eleven eighty seven until today we have been holding the keys of the church of the holy sepulcher well the official for year relationship if we have preserved it with our blood and soul it is our second home my job is not just an honorable job and it is not just the heritage of my family as a muslim family it is the heritage to all muslims across the world that
a muslim family has held and preserved the church for eight hundred fifty years we moved back in is that. what the. of to me it is a feeling that cannot be described and i envy myself for being the key holder of the church of the holy several car i have been opening the door of the holy supple kurt church since i was eight years old and today i'm fifty three. going to what i feel whole. for more than forty years i've had this responsibility my father gave me the seal of the grave when i was twelve years old and i sealed the tomb. of this now i have three children and i've started teaching them that sometimes i open sometimes they open but. i can use of them me the keys of the holy sepulcher church are in the custody of the husseini family and hopefully this will last forever my family received two keys from salaheddine are you be because there were two doors
every door had two locks two doors for locks one key opens for locks the key broke five hundred years ago so we use the second one. we don't want to leave the holy sepulture church it is captive just like a mosque and it's the same thing i mean he said look at me i see iraq and i want to measure them so we are peace callers we hope and pray for peace to come to our region from here from the church of the holy sepulcher the lights of islamic christian coexistence emerged in an awful minute before lee about the home we lived with them and we have known them since childhood we are in the same trenches we had the same pain and suffering if we have the same feeling these churches are also arab churches not just palestinian we are not just brothers in ethnicity but also in blood. when.
you again peter toby here in doha with your headlines the head of the roman catholic church the pope has used his christmas eve message to highlight the plight of refugees and migrants around the world speaking during midnight mass the pontiff stressed that faith demanded that foreigners be welcomed everywhere. you say paid my dear she has a phone no no's so many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of joseph and mary we see the tracks of entire families forced to set out in our own day we see the tracks of millions of people who did not choose to go away but driven from their land and leaving behind their dear ones who must see that it is joe you know they don't know the same fate impels us to make space for a new social imagination and not to be afraid of experiencing new forms of relationship in which none have to feel that there is no room for them on this earth christmas is a time for turning the power of fear into the power of charity that. thousands in the philippines are spending christmas in emergency shelters off the tropical storm tembin left
a trail of destruction more than two hundred people are dead after landslides and flash floods in the southern philippines. guatemala's president says his country will move its embassy in israel to jerusalem making at the first nation to follow donald trump's plan to move the u.s. mission there guatemala was one of nine countries that voted in support of the u.s. and israel last week at the u.n. general assembly the country receives an estimated eighty million dollars in annual aid from the u.s. . peru's former president alberto fujimori has been pardoned because his health is failing his supporters celebrated the news outside the clinic where he's been since saturday after a big drop in his blood pressure pushing mori was serving a twenty five year sentence for corruption and human rights crimes committed during his ten years in the presidency the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov is calling on the u.s. and north korea to start negotiations aimed to deescalate tensions on the korean peninsula he says moscow is ready to facilitate the talks last month pyongyang test fired a ballistic missile it says is capable of reaching the u.s.
mainland. at least nine people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the afghan capital kabul the attack happened near an intelligence agency building in kabul shushed neighborhood deisel says it was responsible those are your headlines so far today the news continues on al-jazeera after inside story i will see you top of the hour but life and. documentaries that. at this time. as the year winds down donald trump describes moscow as a threat not a mere putin accuses washington of aggression are the two global powers on a slippery path to more tension in two thousand and eighteen where does it leave the rest of the world this is inside story.