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hello i'm adrian forgetting this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes at the vatican on christmas day a warning about the wins of war a call for a new commitment to the pole. a bleak christmas in parts of the philippines as the country struggles with the aftermath of two tropical storms in quick succession. in peru a presidential pardon sparks charges of a corrupt political deal. as part of our special day of coverage of the holy land we look at jerusalem and why the city lies at the heart of three faiths. that of the roman catholic church has used his christmas day message to highlight the plight of refugees and of children caught up in war pope francis said that their suffering is reflected in their faces talking about winds of war he mentioned
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conflicts in the middle east africa and tension on the korean peninsula to highlight dangers facing the world. so. today as the winds of war blowing in our world and an outdated model of development continues to produce human societal and environmental decline christmas invites us to focus on the sign of the child and to recognize him in the face of little children especially those from whom like jesus there is no place in the inn we see jesus and the children of the middle east who continue to suffer because of growing tensions between israelis and palestinians on this festive day let us ask the lord for peace for jerusalem and for all the holy land five that isn't peter's square in rome our correspondent peter shop is that peter what do we make of what the pope had to say. well there was a brief mention of jerusalem by name but i think he speaks for a huge constituency in the world one point three billion roman catholics and among
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them i feel and here too there are others who are perhaps hoping that he could have been a little more specific on the issue that now dominates the vatican at the moment which is the the trump's decision to invite israel to take over the capital of jerusalem he stayed away from that. and and moved on really to in very moving terms using the expression in the faces of the the children of iraq you see the conflict there in jesus in the faces of the children from yemen it was it was it was moving and he also focused on an issue that staminate to the last last two or three years which is which is refugees and and migration and brought that home in terms of in terms of the children it was the children that made up the whole of this message and yet peter the pope has been very active in his opposition to president trump's decision to move the u.s.
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embassy to jerusalem has. he certainly has and i think maybe that's why expectations were high that he would brought it into this this christmas message i mean the vatican is the smallest city state in the world but it is no it's got this huge audience of one point three billion billion catholics and he he was very quick to condemn what had happened and he worked tirelessly over the last twelve days to make sure that this issue was brought up at the u.n. he was brought up in his meeting with the king of jordan and it was brought up in a in a stability and peace conference here in rome. he kept it very much on the agenda but for reasons did not push that particular part of the the what's happened in the christmas message all right peter many thanks indeed for
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the shop there live from some peter's square in rome. the un refugee agency says the world is now with the sing the highest level of displacement of people ever recorded more than sixty five million people have been forced to leave their homes almost a third of them are refugees there are also ten million stateless people who've been denied a nationality and access to basic rights such as education health care employment and freedom of movement the u.n.h.c.r. estimates that twenty people are forcibly displaced every minute as a result of conflict or persecution libya has been a major transit point for refugees trying to get to europe hundreds of died trying to cross the mediterranean al-jazeera as mahmoud ottawa had reports from tripoli. libya as the biggest road for migrants and refugees has been recently receiving huge traffic of migrants crossing the libyan southern borders coming from african
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countries now during that tough journey their migrants take through in the libyan desert they face a lot of violations a lot of violence at the hands of people smugglers we hear stories about extortion about violence some planes in some cases rape many civil migrants die. at the hands of of the people of smugglers now they try to reach the libyan cost of to york to europe now libya's coast guard says that they have to arrest these migrants as long as they try to sail of libyan coast and as long as the are in libyan water it's now libya's cause bring those usually brings those migrants to detention centers and in detention in the detention centers the supervisors there say they deny committing any violations against
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migrants or refugees and they say on the contrary they try to provide them food and health care was twenty seventeen draws to a close we're looking back at some of the biggest stories of the year through the eyes of five families this hour we'll focus on a family from syria just like millions of other syrians they've been internally displaced by the war they're also among four hundred thousand people who live in the government besieged rebel on clay of eastern ghouta. zone a hoarder has their story. but mohamed makes a living selling but ever he can find 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
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take two of my children to the hospital because they didn't have enough food to. run our. lives and. 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 my wife. under siege it remains a war zone even though a russian guarantee deescalation deal was supposed to silence the guns and allow aid in.
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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 the oppressed us they starved us they killed our children. rebels are 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 in the
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north the syrian government calls them reconciliation agreements for the opposition those deals are forced settlements and. i don't think those who are poised to go 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 us said leadership is imposing its own peace but it is a peace that is unacceptable to many syrians who now fear not having a place in their own country. beirut. the u.n. general assembly is urging me and ma to end its crackdown on the hinge a muslim minority that's passed a resolution calling for the appointment of a u.n. special envoy for full citizenship rights and access for aid workers the document was approved despite opposition from china and russia more than six hundred forty thousand were injured fled me and most rakhine state since august the un says they
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need to return. at least four people have been killed after a bus plowed into a pedestrian underpass in russia's capital moscow the bus crashed in the stairs that lead down to a metro station investigators say the bus driver either lost control after being cut off by a car driver or the vehicle suffered mechanical failure in the philippines more than thirty bodies have been found after a fire at a shopping mall in our firefighters battled for hours today to extinguish the blaze that began on saturday at least thirty eight people remain unaccounted for because of the fire is being investigated. staying in southeast asia tropical storm tembin is heading now towards vietnam thousands of fled low lying areas swell the capital city closed schools early attend and made landfall in the philippines on friday causing flash floods and landslides and killing more than two hundred people in ts tayyab reports. the scale of the destruction caused by tropical storm tembin is
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becoming clear as rescue workers reach remote communities heavy rains and winds of up to one hundred forty five kilometers an hour triggered landslides and flash flooding devastating to higher towns and villages on the island of mindanao the country's second largest tens of thousands of people have been displaced and are spending christmas in emergency shelters. and are are you going to say you know. now. we have hundreds of thousands. yeah but i was at. home at the moment and i'm sure that basically. the philippines is battered by around twenty major storms a year and tendin is one of the worst of two thousand and seventeen disaster officials say people ignored warnings to get out of coastal regions and move away
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from riverbanks among the areas battered by the storm was met at lakeside city that was provided months earlier this year under siege by groups sympathetic to i sold more than one thousand people died and around three hundred thousand were displaced . the philippines is still recovering from typhoon haiyan that killed nearly eight thousand people and left two hundred thousand families homeless in central philippines in two thousand and thirteen tropical storm tembin is now making its way across the south china sea towards vietnam thousands have fled southern areas and schools have been closed in the capital city all part of efforts to prevent the sort of devastation tembin caused to the philippines india style i'll just say are . thousands of people in the southern philippines spending christmas in emergency shelters as al-jazeera macbride reports from iligan city. here in the city of hillah again as darkness falls people here as elsewhere in parts of mindanao are
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assessing the damage from the storm that passed from the landslides that happened from the torrents of muddy water that overflowed the banks of rivers the river here in l.a. gand it overflowed its banks people have been told to evacuate and it washed away their homes they were living alongside a river that six years ago had a similar flood that washed away this bridge still people return to live here the fact is that with a growing population in mindanao people do tend to occupy vulnerable places river banks hillsides and so on the problem now for rescuers in mindanao is trying to reach more isolated communities especially with the destruction of infrastructure washing away of bridges roads that are closed or simply have been washed away the problem is trying to reach more remote communities with heavy equipment to continue the search for survivors and sadly as time continues it is now less
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a search for people alive it is more a search for bodies as the death toll and mounts here in this part of mindanao there is also the added problem of the conflict that has been happening just a short distance from here in morocco this is a fight between government forces and groups linked with i so it's not known just what impact this storm will have on the security situation or on the search for a lasting peace but certainly for people who've been displaced from the area of the fighting and have been in temporary accommodation here in the early going it certainly adds misery upon misery not only can they not return to the area of conflict that they've been evacuated from they'd simply don't know if they have any homes to go back to. there are the news out from al-jazeera still to come on the program will take a look at the effect that automation and artificial intelligence might have on developing economies. our special coverage of the holy land continues we'll
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introduce you to the muslim families who god sacred christian spaces. and in sport the second round of matches in the gulf are about to get underway with the hosts already in a spot of bother far away here with the details a little later in the program. peruse former president alberto fujimori has been pardoned because his health is failing his supporters celebrated the news outside the clinic where he's been treated since saturday after a severe drop in his blood pressure for your body was serving a twenty five year sentence for corruption and human rights crimes committed during his ten year presidency from labor but alex sanchez reports. he's been years in prison campaigning for his release and never acknowledged most of the crimes for which he was sentenced to twenty five years. the former president
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always claimed his innocence for the murders and disappearances by a government sanctioned death squad critics say that government was the most corrupt improve in history. his supporters created the seventy nine year old former leader with the defeat of shining path rebels in many nine hundred ninety s. rians where at the cusp of unarmed conflict that killed thousands of people supporters also say for him money helped save the economy from collapse for years his children campaigned for his release name he was ill and frail but he didn't have a terminal illness a condition for a humanitarian pardon. denied him the freedom he craved but. my greatest pain is to acknowledge. 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
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of proving once favored living 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. if he asked for forgiveness for the crimes he committed but for the families of the victims just there was never enough. families of the victims say they feel betrayed preceded by the. 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
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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 but he just. spoke to journalists a month. we have been with my father just now he's obviously very happy however he will have to stay in the intensive care for a few more days and he will have to stay in the hospital until the doctors say he's fully recovered afghanistan's parliament has summoned senior security officials. for at least nine people were killed in a suicide bombing in the capital kabul the attack happened near an intelligence agency building in kabul's shack neighborhood i source says that it was responsible . for who'd reports from kabul that tack happened early morning
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rush hour when people go to their work do their jobs and the suicide attack happened in cheshire our area of kabul this area is a diplomatic it happens to be near the u.s. embassy need to headquarters and also the headquarters for the afghan intelligence now the sources telling us that a suicide bomber believed to be a teenager on foot walking to the through the afghan intelligence checkpoint and detonated his explosives now number of afghan intelligence officers were killed outside of bystanders happen to be. caught him by this attack and and and this attack has happened in a time when the afghan interior ministry has launched a week long campaign of stopping illegal vehicles with tinted windows people
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carrying illegal arms and vehicles with with no registration there is very tight security around the city even at checkpoints there are canine dogs searching vehicles but still these measures haven't worked in terms of stopping by our suicide bomber on foot we who reached least close to that afghan intelligence headquarters russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov is calling on the u.s. and north korea to stop to go see a sions aimed at deescalating tension on the korean peninsula he says that moscow is ready to facilitate the talks last month gang test fired a ballistic missile that it says is capable of reaching the u.s. mainland. turkey and sudan have agreed to set up a strategic cooperation council and boost trade after a visit by president i want to khartoum turkey is aiming at increasing its presence
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on the continent with a focus on the horn of africa from sudan's capital morgan reports. for the first time in more than sixty years a turkish head of state is visiting today and the aim to strengthen economic and political relations between ankara and how to. get with this visit our relationship with sudan will be stronger than the war we've agreed on strategic cooperation between the two countries in our relations with africa sudan has a special place it's ok's president arrived in sudan with more than two hundred business men and women he stressed that turkey answered dan expect increased trade volume from the current have a billion dollars to ten billion dollars dollars desperately needed by sudan which recently came off the most passionate grant after more than two decades. a holiday yes we welcome this visit by a brother the turkish president will be have so i told agreements we also agreed to form a strategic cooperation council headed by the presidents of the two countries this
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visit is in deep in the relationship between us. but sudan is only one of many african countries turkey is building a stronger relationship with the visit to sudan by the turkish president maybe it's first by a turkish head of state incidentally and independence in one nine hundred fifty six but it comes in line with turkey's policy in strengthening its influence and base in africa economically politically and militarily turkey opened its first and largest military base outside turkey in somalia last september and over the past three years it has expanded its diplomatic relations with more than twenty seven african countries the turkish government says it's determined to clear africa of the influence of. the man it's accuses of orchestrating last year's coup attempt in turkey glenn run many schools in the continent nearly all have now been transferred to urge once a recently established modern foundation. we think that if there are relations between the two countries these schools will be the bridge between them
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if there are schools this should strengthen it and the people as well and that's what we want with a president or do want visit to sudan ties between the two countries seem to be growing indeed as is turkey's influence and role in the african continent people morgan are just their host on. the world bank has warned that the economies of developing countries could collapse because of the rise of automation and robotics it's feared that robots making clothes and footwear will undercut the cost of human workers in factories in places like 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's 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
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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. 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
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a day the 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 their version for years about the worst thing of all is that
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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 with those in the workshops of the world it could be disastrous and it's coming. to london so we got very chilly and here are some deep winter cold approaching north america
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which will just kill the is here to tell us more rope yes it looks cold doesn't it that picture behind many quite right we've had waves of cold coming into the us on and off over the whole start of winter but this is and it looks like either you can see the dip here and it just looks by satellite as you look at frost and snow on the ground and indeed you are to say it's coming in in waves the movement has been down and then eastward so that's how we currently sit one cold front too cold front street this is what i mean by it but the real deep cold is kept now in the dakotas in the we're really in the canadian prairie these are de maxima minus twenty five in winnipeg minus seventeen in calgary b.c. of the blues already spread i five in atlanta plus six in new york but that's nothing particularly special and then the subzero but you would expect that wouldn't you the situation as we sit at the moment for us and to business no seattle that's fairly unusual that's the average really for the whole of the month denver minus nineteen in austin that's where the cold comes in in your five
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thousand feet up one point six kilometers up in the sky was many more understandable you may have heard the phrase that it can sometimes get too cold to snow and that's more or less where we are limo driver run you forward from today for twenty four hours we don't see a great deal more weather falling out of the sky but the cold the cold does progress the cut the time from chicago minus thirty and it only goes eastwards and science was after that. right but warm but he thanks rob still to come here on that special coverage of the holy land continues this hour we'll look at jordan that it's only going connection to jerusalem. but for me it's national football that challenges the vice president in liberia's presidential election added spall we'll have more of what could be the biggest comeback of the year the details coming up a little over fifteen minutes with far.
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on counting the cost of a robin hood in reverse quite frankly it's the same dog plan to cut taxes for the rich will do little for the poor link between electric cars cobalt and illegal mines possible resolving the crisis means for the gig economy counting the cost of this time. i really felt liberated as a journalist was. getting to the truth as if i were. a nation where corruption is endemic now embroiled in a battle to hold the power. how does this radical transformation. i mean it i mean if you want to shedding light on the roumanians pressing for change and the unconventional methods to eliminate corruption remain people. on al-jazeera.
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good to have you with us adrian fitting in here in doha with the news from al-jazeera our top stories this hour the head of the roman catholic church has used his christmas day message to highlight the plight of children in conflict zones but front suspension wars in the middle east africa and tension on the korean peninsula to highlight dangers facing the world and its children. thousands of people in the southern philippines are spending christmas in a version sea shelters tropical storm tembin left a trail of destruction more than two hundred people are dead after landslides and flash floods. and peru is former president alberto fujimori has been pardoned on
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health grounds a seventy nine year old was taken to hospital today after a severe drop in his blood pressure he'd been serving a twenty five year jail sentence for corruption kidnapping and human rights violations. as christians worldwide celebrate christmas the impact of u.s. president donald trump's recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital is still being felt around the world it's been widely denounced by the international community the u.n. general assembly voted to declare trumps jerusalem recognition is now in voids and now there's a real fear that a place that so many said porton rather to so many religions is being used as a political tool harry force that reports from occupied east jerusalem. founded by its ancient walls this tiny patch of land has for millennia borne
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a power that has spread far beyond the. stories of the three abrahamic faiths have jerusalem at their heart and the history of the sometimes tolerant often bloody relationship has soaked into the stones. and walk westward along the via dolorosa where christ carried his cross brings you after some twists and turns to the church of the holy sepulcher it's here where jesus said to have been brought down from the cross his body cleaned and in tuned with all his resurrection three days later george gently and took over from his father a secretary to the armenian patriarchate one of three denominations that manages the site he's had a bond with the place since boyhood but this is the central wonderment of the christians in the world i think two billion christians whether they're protestant or orthodox and catholic see in this place as the most important place where rightfully so because the defining moments of the last week of cries
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took place within this building but he says it's part of a larger religious monument to the city itself one that shouldn't be politicized suddenly this signature of. trump makes the issue of jerusalem contest a been so it's our duty and our mission as the residents of jerusalem both israelis and others. to link this issue of jerusalem outside contestation in his recognition of jerusalem as israel's capital the us president spoke of continued freedom of worship for all faiths with final political borders to be decided but many here see in the president's unabashed backing of israel's claim a cementing of israeli control over islam's third holiest site. so this is one of the main entrances to the al aqsa mosque compound the mosque itself is run by the
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jordanian backed islamic work but the entrances to it are guarded by israeli forces and they can restrict access at their will palestinian academic marty addo heidi likens it to a roof being let out and withdrawn on a whim a feeling magnified by the trump declaration that he or thing which is my nightmare if israel today is going to translate such a declaration to implement what they claim solvent the over the city meaning to take over the site and to abort my presence. and kick us out of the of the city was. for the muslim faith this is the most closely connected place to have a prisoner made here at the shortest route to god that's because it's from here that the prophet muhammad himself is said to descend to have we believe the prophet muhammad came all the way from mark extend to heaven the received his evaluation coming through jerusalem is experience historical religious message to us and to
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the world we belong here it's part of us it's really when you get up to the level of the skyline here in jerusalem you get a full idea of just how concentrated of the markers of the hundreds of years of religious history here those great domes behind me are the church of the holy sepulcher where jesus christ is believed to have been laid to rest in just a few hundred meters walk away you can see the gold of the dome of the rock which is in the al aqsa mosque compound where muslims come to pray every friday and just beyond that is the western wall. for jews the dome of the rock sits upon the temple mount site of the first and second jewish temples the western wall is the closest point in which they can pray it stones themselves said to be vested with divinity and rabbi and former opposition member of the israeli parliament the knesset lippmann says this place embodies the jewish connection to god and to jerusalem after two thousand years we would exile went from country to country cut at the continent but three times a day jews turned towards to receive them to pray twice
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a year in the most important moments we said next year in jerusalem since seizing east jerusalem in one thousand nine hundred sixty seven israel has been trying to cement that connection with archaeological work that it says proves the temples historical existence which the united nations has ruled illegal in occupied territory. it's a necessity to counter rejections of jewish history here when we hear president we celebrate the fact that someone somewhere in the world is giving recognition to the capital which has been our capital for three thousand years the heart and soul of the jewish people our right as an independent country to declare our capital but he left room open for those negotiations to figure out what exactly that means when we say jerusalem is the jewish capital the thousands of years to slim is changed hands the subject of a continuing struggle for control this latest chapter in that history has had its narrative shifted by the us president its eventual resolution seeming only to slip further into the future of this holy city that al-jazeera occupied east jerusalem
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guatemala's president says that his country will move its embassy in israel to jerusalem making it the first station to follow donald trump's decision to relocate the u.s. mission there. was one of nine nations that voted in support of the united states and israel last week at the un general assembly meeting on jerusalem status the country receives an estimated eighty million dollars in annual aid from the u.s. . well jordan stake in jerusalem has a long and checkered history it has a large palestinian population and its king is the custodian of the al aqsa mosque compound as alan fischer explains that spilled a deep connection between jordan's wall family and the holy city 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 his gum t.
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of protection it was land here 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 the summer palace. there is a tour guide who tells visitors the history of the site he considered that but he studied and specially is one of his of his and the. responsibility because of that he want to be near the two capitals the first capital and the second going to tell 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 but only what was slow and what human one nine hundred sixty seven its stock completely and forever. jordan and the other countries lost the war the hill and palestinian
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neighborhoods here fell under israeli control apart from the graffiti the palace remains untouched to this day an eyesore 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 of they say is in the next the future for the area but what we are seeing good don't let the people of jordan the king of jordan the son of the king hussein and of 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 stand still alan fischer al-jazeera in occupied east jerusalem. the economy and the fight against corruption will be kids' shoes when liberians vote in a presidential runoff on tuesday former football star george weah is taking on the
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country's vice president joseph block i the winner will replace president ellen johnson sirleaf who can't run again due to term limits. reports from monrovia. in the contest for the liberian presidency this month former international footballer do it well and start saying he received thirty eight percent of the votes cast in the foster round held in october he's opponent in the runoff current liberian vice president just a walk i got twenty eight percent of the vote it's here in the car. that where grew up he's been hyping his humble upbringing and style himself as the pro of pork and to date a man who knows exactly what liberians want from their government protection of politics we have it traditional voting along ethnic religious and regional lines where you were born and grew up is important is
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a hope here that's when he becomes president he will help his community where dropped out of school at an early age to concentrate on playing football he applied his trade in liberia until he got a break to play for the french club a is more to go on from there on to some of the world's most glamorous clubs in two thousand and three where now is his intention to run for the presidency after taking on the incumbent president ellen johnson sirleaf to a second round in two thousand and five the footballer was bitten this is known as walk in the park this could be we as the he led in the first one in two thousand and five and phil to win in the second round this is wide open it could be president we have a president. a former head of liberia's petroleum refinery company and agriculture minister seventy two year old. just a walk i. does lead beauteous vice president since two thousand and six his tenure as vice president will but it member as
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a period of an interrupted piece no small feat in a country torn apart by years of civil war. considered a safe hans by many given his long experience of the highest echelons of power in liberia ambassador walker strongest point is his credentials in public policy and the broad perception of him. and on this man the last true this line around he has an honesty capital. and in liberia where there's been so much reports of corruption he's managed to keep on touched he will have to persuade many liberia still that he can do differently than he has done for more than a decade many here hold the government responsible for failing to improve their lot wins the election will inherit the leadership of one of the poorest countries in the world liberians often complain about of corruption in government and the poor
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delivery of public services many of them say about the world of thankful for the past twelve years of peace still excited about the prospect of change. coming out the world as you know the world your life beauty. is back home after a tour of six west african countries shake to mean been have a dog travel to the region in a bid to expand economic ties while qatar remains under a blockade by four neighboring arab countries one hundred volatile ports from goddess capital across. twenty one gun salutes and the guest of honor a reception for the emir of qatar in ghana. then the two leaders attended the signing ceremony when a number of memorandums folk were operation including energy infrastructure transportation and food security. these two are covered six important countries in west africa it aims at widening the horizons of cooperating in qatar these
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countries carry not only regional significance but are also important for the continent's peace and security and i was the last child. offensive see the i mean of qatar consolidating economic and diplomatic ties with six west african countries and securing a clear footprint in a region that has recently come under tremendous saudi pressure to turn against. along with gunna the other nations included in the tour senegal mali booking a fast. and could devote all resisted saudi pressure to cut ties with qatar in what looks like a gesture of recognition qatar signed generous economic agreements in the six capitals this includes thirteen point eight million dollars to build a cancer treatment hospital in booking a fossil and up to forty million dollars for a special educational project in mali to promote peace and order in school children away from the influence of problems of. the future
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we discuss the issues of peace and security in the region namely in mali and burkina faso were struggling against terrorist and radical groups during the visit a memorandum of understanding was signed with mali to provide them with educational programs as qatar believes education is the key factor in fighting radicalization and extremism this will benefit six hundred thousand students in mali and we hope to expand the initiatives to include other countries even before the visit aggregate economic support to the six west african nations had already reached over half a trillion dollars the new agreements are meant to turn cut up into a major economy can vest and political players in the stuffing. a disease or a car. still to come here on the news in sports training i go in search of a second straight home ashes whitewash of england far has the details for us in a few minutes.
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the new era in television news. that goes in stages he's a toss to do things in secret that are unless we had actual victims who had survived torture detention and saying this was the calls of my arrest if you could . just stay the fuck would you have still. got this conviction that everyone has a deep reservoir accountability and if you can give them the opportunity to wonderful things start looking at the exit distance there's at least twenty thousand for him to refugees who live here we badly need at this moment leadership and tell president hosni mubarak has resigned donald trump is going to be the next president retaliation with banks how they got going back she's very kind of says gas subsidies to be doing their best to prevent the media getting anywhere in this good record that.
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he achieved something that never happened before. hello again we conclude this special coverage of the christmas season of the holy land with a centuries old symbol of religious coexistence let's meet the muslim family who guarded one of christendom's most important churches since the time of the crusades . it's me of the view that i was saying i mean that my name is judeo husseini i'm the keyholder of the church of the holy sepak or in jerusalem and the holder of the stamp of the holy to me and about how to live you will be the story of my family began in eleven eighty seven when saddam hussein are you being liberated the city
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of jerusalem from the crusaders i mean for the king is that the i me that you dana the six agreed and from eleven eighty seven until today we have been holding the keys of the church of the holy sepulcher all the fish of a year away from it 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. after 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 could charge 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
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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. 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 opened for locks the key broke five hundred years ago so we use the second one. we don't want to leave the holy sepulcher church it is captive just like a mosque and it's the same thing. we are peace color's 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.
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we lived with them and we have known them since childhood we are in the same trenches we have the same pain and suffering 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 it's. time now for sports is for a major in thank you so much saudi arabia and the united arab emirates to meet and a gulf cup group a match on monday where the winner can virtually secure a place in the semi finals also in kuwait city on monday the host nation will face oman both teams lost their opening fixtures but a victory can go a long way towards keeping them in semifinal contention. conversation than the two matches on monday the saudis and the m.r. adi's kicking off the day's action and then in the late game the hosts kuwait face on mars. defending champions cats are getting ready to face iraq on choose day for
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their second round match this is their first major football tournaments and failing to qualify for next year's world cup and the global difficulties over cats are hosting the gulf cup have created concerns over its ability to be the hosts of the twenty twenty two world cup reports from kuwait city which the road to the world cup finals in twenty twenty two is proving a bumpy one after qatar won the right to host football's biggest tournament after failing to qualify for the showpiece twenty eighteen event in russia critics have been questioned in the tiny gulf states football credentials qatar will become the first nation since it'll be in one hundred thirty four to host the world cup without ever having taken part in the finals and while the twenty twenty two organizers are spending millions on stadiums and infrastructure they're also investing heavily in grassroots football they're hoping in five years' time the
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qatari national team will make an impact on the field. qatar football association aspire cademy are working really hard to develop a team. does well and twenty twenty two we see a lot of young kids coming up the ranks that are extremely skilled we see that there is a big change in property football and that's thanks goes to do it goes through to f.a. as well as aspire academy and you know we're all really hopeful that that dream comes the reality of. the gold cup but is the first major tournament for qatar since the disappointment of failing to qualify for the twenty eighty world cup they were actually meant to host the competition but it was relocated to kuwait because of the current political crisis in the region saudi arabia the u.a.e. and behaving are part of the blockade of qatar that's been in force for more than six months and which shows no sign of ending we offer course hope that the
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blockading nations see reason and allow for their people to participate in this once in a lifetime opportunity in the middle east. and of course we're always optimistic and we're always hopeful that this matter is resolved through dialogue. well this is that one of the tournaments ban zones that's been organized by the twenty twenty two they're hoping that sounds plus many were flock to qatar and what will be the first world cup in the middle east meanwhile gold cup host kuwait are hoping to ease tensions between qatar and its neighbors and bring unity to the region through what's always been called the beautiful game son hum us all to syria kuwait city. liverpool manager you're going clock has his sights set on finishing second in the english premier league liverpool who place won the on boxing day are currently fourth in the table
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a whopping twenty points behind leaders man city. as hard as possible. two three four. sixteen teams in action on boxing day second place manchester united will be trying to close the gap on runaway a leaders man city he won't be playing on the day fifth place top of them are just one point behind liverpool in fourth they face southampton christmas day is one of the most anticipated days in the n.b.a. regular season that's because it usually features a highly anticipated match off to the showdown between the previous seasons finalists and this year is no different as champions golden state faced the
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cleveland cavaliers one player expected not to feature is golden state's star man staff curry the warriors' head coach said he can't play having not recovered from a sprained ankle sustained on december the fourth cleveland's main man of branching should play his cleveland side have the third best record in the east and will be looking to avenge their four one finals drubbing by the warriors who are second in the west there are five games on christmas day with both conference leaders in action the side the best record in the east the boston celtics take on the washington wizards and the western conference's number one side the houston rockets play the oklahoma city thunder. australia are looking to take a step closer to claiming a second straight home ashes whitewash when they face and wind in the fourth test which begins on choose day australia have already won the five match series having taken the three games so far they've also upped the ante and mel ben mitchell starc who's been ruled out of the fourth test and will be replaced by jackson bird poked
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fun at england's bowlers after james anderson jested australia's bowling attack lacked depth now it's quite humorous actually taking twenty wickets in the series so. we have been and they have the cricket out at depp's us all it's certainly when you walk by see or don't want to suggest given that it's so difficult to see what it can do to the english that is throughout this test match if one's working hard to try and win this test match. you wouldn't expect anything different from from the group on his punches of play as you know they're willing to do whatever it takes to try and get a complete with which to put a hell of a lot hard work i know we haven't got much for it but you know we've really really hoping that we can come away with some sin and show some pride as a twenty three time tennis grand slam champion serena williams is set to make a return to competition the thirty six year old announced she'll play an exhibition
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tournaments in abu dhabi beginning december thirtieth the match will be the former world number ones first since giving birth to her daughter while humans will be preparing for the defense of her australian open crown in january a title she won last year while pregnant. and that's all your sport for now now back to you major in front of i think state that i'm just about to fall this news to but i'll be back in just a mother to update you on the day's top stories i'll see you. you are making very pointed remarks where on line the main u.s. response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been to criminalize or if you join us on said no evil person this wakes up all over the morning and says i want to cover the world of darkness this is
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a dialogue and that could be what leading to some of the confusion a lie was about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera. when we managed the financial system between one thousand nine hundred five and one nine hundred seventy one there was not a single financial crisis anywhere in the world and then in one thousand seven hundred the bankers lobbied and they said no no no we don't need controls you know the market will discipline us banks love to make loans to sovereigns why because behind the sovereign a millions of taxpayers we can see reaction to the liberalization of finance just as we saw in the one nine hundred twenty s. and it's going to be getting to already is in many parts of the world where people are saying if my government went look after my interest then i will look for a strong if he's a fascist i don't care if he promises to secure the stability of my life and my
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people i will vote for him i think that's where we're heading and i don't think our leaders have the vision to understand that's the threat that we face. that something productive i'll talk the most about should be for not try to show to themselves and their other countries of managed to solve this problem but you worry that this conflict could erupt into a right open war that's a severe general security issue where the people who pay the price clearly there writeup in prejudice setting the stage for a serious debate up front at this time on al-jazeera. pope francis uses his christmas message to pull for peace for jerusalem.

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