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good audience across the globe. my name is only some people say that my feelings are any program that they're not real but if i think that real then they are real don't you think south america was designed to be the world's most advanced autonomous android has one of the more advanced robots in the world can around but feel that's a philosophical question it's not alive but you do socially connect on a subconscious level we are creating this new kind of entity. this time our knowledge is iraq. a choice to define the future liberians vote in a presidential runoff. elegant
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my name's peter w. watching al jazeera live from our headquarters here in tow also coming up. further unrest in peru the police fired tear gas and fight with protesters angry at a decision to pardon the former president. about a million people forced to move in vietnam ahead of a violent storm that's already hit the philippines. these people to move to raise them to meet in a scenario where this from the development of driverless cars could drive thousands out of a job. voting is underway in liberia's presidential runoff that's expected to produce the first
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democratic transition of power in seventy three years fifty one year old george weah has crafted his image as the candidate for change he spent his childhood in monrovia rising to become the first african to be named faeces world player of the year in one thousand nine hundred five in two thousand and three we returned to liberia and became a senator the following year before unsuccessfully running for the presidency in two thousand and five his rival joseph was liberia's agriculture minister as far back as one nine hundred eighty three six years before a fourteen year long civil war began the seventy two year old has served as vice president under ellen johnson sirleaf since two thousand and six but sirleaf is not backing him she has endorsed george weah of the doe is live for us in monrovia mohammed what's the turnout looking like so far. well. cues in polling stations pits. anything near
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what. happened in all trouble when the foster round was a halt at the polling station where we are in the hot movie of the cup with all the crowd has already seen doubts about the oldest small it's the killing in coming in one by one this is because it's a fairly easy process compared to what's happened in october because not only while they are twenty come of age and lying for the presidential for the presidency but also there were numerous other candidates vying for different positions including local representatives and members of parliament so. it's a very quick process and liberians say it's very crucial and these a lot of. i mean premium being tied to these ronnell other big issues that the electorate dealing with here or is it just about the personalities
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of the two candidates. while it is about big issues as well as the possibilities when it comes to draw where he has . much of that himself as the poor. a man who grew up in the swan of the slums of monrovia he's seen as someone people most people in liberia can identify with because of his humble upbringing the vice president to has been doing exactly that talking about how he grew up often brutal liberia has been a better crop for more than forty years and has the experience he credits him self as being the candidate of transition the man most qualified to play. the woman has deputized for twelve years but again the issues they choose peace who is going to manage continue to manage the peace and the newly found peace in liberia and also
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their komi which is in shambles after these long period of political uncertainty and cut off from them which is a big issue and i just saw a sudden leaves the administration thanks very much we'll stay in africa nigeria's military has stopped an attack by suspected boko haram fighters on the outskirts of the northeastern city of mine to go to heavy gunfire was reported in the mulai area as the army fought off the attackers well the number of casualties remains unknown it's thought many women and children were injured. thousands of people in peru have taken to the streets to protest against the pardoning of the former president all of which in mori he was serving a twenty five year prison sentence for murders and disappearances during his time in office in the one nine hundred ninety s. shelob ellis has more. chaos in lima these peruvians a furious the former president alberto fujimori was pardoned by the current
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president picture a public christian ski a man they believe was trying to save his political korea days so i thought i was going to be so much of seen all the people mobilizing the police were following us in circling us they got close to us and threw bombs at us. and fujimori was serving a twenty five year prison sentence for murder as kidnappings and disappearances carried out by a government death squads during his time in office he lived from one thousand nine hundred ninety until two thousand critics say his was the most corrupt government in peruvian history. started on sunday the families of his victims lead the charge i think that they're trying to see if any i'm angry because i think it's a violation of the memory of her family members it's a violation of the fight for the relatives for justice and truth the reason for the process is inside this hospital the frail seventy nine year old fujimori is
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suffering from low blood pressure and hasa arrhythmia you know there is. he recorded this message with his son came merry christmas he says. critics say it was cain g. who secured the pardon he is a congressman in the majority popular force posse that's led by his sister keiko and saved president kuchma and ski from impeachment by abstaining from a vote last week critics say it was in exchange for his father's pardon the president has defended his decision. well say samey then it's obvious to all of us that the government he inherited at the beginning of the ninety's the country was in a chaotic and violent crisis incurred significant transgressions of the law as far as democracy and human rights are concerned but i also believe his government contributed to national progress i'm convinced that those of us who believe in democracy cannot allow alberto fujimori to die in prison going to.
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the cotton was but by a silent majority a survey in may found sixty percent of peruvians wanted fujimori free supporters criticize him with the defeat of the shining path and saving the economy from collapse. the fujimori's critics the death squads still hold them with a he's imprisoned or not they say they will voice their calls for justice bellus al jazeera. powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the philippines has been downgraded typhoon tembin also defied weather forecast and didn't make landfall in vietnam's mekong delta where hundreds of thousands of people were told to leave their homes but experts say that heavy rain and strong winds from the weather system could still cause damage across the region the storm killed at least two hundred people in the philippines bright has more now from the island of mindanao in the philippines where relief and aid efforts and i want to weigh. this is the township of too bad
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it's probably one of the worst affected areas of one of the worst affected provinces in mindanao we are down river that was the site of a surge of water that came through here if i can stand back and just give you a quick look at the kind of damage and trail of destruction that it left a torrent of water came down here leaving all of these boulders some of them the size of cars these weren't here a couple of days ago taking with it this surge of water more than one hundred houses sadly twenty nine people are confirmed to have died here a number of the bodies are being kept at a makeshift mortuary just a short distance away while the search continues in this area for a further sixteen people who are missing and the search is being conducted some six kilometers downstream it gives you an idea of the strength of the power of the water that came through here all of mindanao like this area are assessing the
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damage from this storm and looking at ways of being more prepared the next time the philippines as it is one of the most disaster prone countries in the world does take disaster preparedness very seriously and invest a lot in infrastructure also in awareness training to be ready for the next time but here in mindanao given the security situation it is an added complexity it makes it harder to introduce any of those plans but the philippines has to think in terms of introducing those things given what we are seeing people tell us here about stronger storms and people certainly here believe it is the evidence of climate change that these storms are going to be the shape of things to come. the kremlin says it will study whether an opposition leader's call to boycott the presidential election in march is legal alexina valmy urged his supporters to snub the vote after he was banned to join the race which will pass criminal conviction the kremlin also says the legitimacy of the election will not be influenced just
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because one person was declared ineligible to run the latest opinion polls show the president letting a putin is on course to be reelected comfortably which would keep him in office until the year twenty twenty four june is here is demanding an apology from the united arab emirates after it banned its female citizens from boarding flights heading to the gulf states the government barred emirates airlines flights in response it says the ban was put in place by the u.a.e. after there were claims of illegality going on with people who were trying to board the flights. we are not part of emirates we have are suffering country and they should deal with us according to what normally happens in relations between two countries up to the continues calls with the m.b. righties through our ambassador in abu dabi it appears they have lifted the ban but they did not give us details on how the ban was lifted plenty more still to come
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here on al-jazeera we'll meet the family of a six month old baby who was killed during the recent election violence in kenya. and also you have a centuries old way of hand crafting knives in amman remains a symbol of national identity. welcome back we'll take a look at the weather across asia this time in northeastern areas we've got this deep area of low pressure which is still dragging some very cold air in from the arctic so for northern parts of japan the risk of snow is high sapporo has got a maximum temperature of minus five for the south for northern parts of honshu there's also going to be some snow around tokyo not faring too badly only eight degrees as a high but it should stay largely dry some shelter off the mountains subzero
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temperatures off the korean peninsula too and then as it moves through towards thirds the system should be swinging through but we still got some snow showers to contend with slightly less cold across the korean peninsula beijing coming in at four degrees celsius so further south across the eastern and southern parts of china the weather general looks quite good it has done for some time but across the far south and northern parts of vietnam through laos and towards me and my we have got some pretty heavy rain that tends diet little bit as we head on through into thursday yang on there looking at temperatures of twenty seven degrees heading down southeastern parts of asia we've got a fair scattering of showers here much as you'd expect some heavy rain likely for java and bali one or two showers up through the malaysian peninsula but i think it's only through the course of thursday should be dry in brighton both singapore and kuala lumpur highs thirty two. our war on terror begins right now carol but it does not in there no terrorist
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state poses a greater or more immediate threat than the regime of saddam hussein this is a regime that has something to hide they had prepared a significant propaganda machine and guess what not one w m d shite was found in iraq since about one nine hundred ninety one iraq a deadly deception at this time on al jazeera. welcome back you're with al-jazeera live from the headlines so far today voting is underway in liberia's presidential runoff that's expected to produce the first democratic transition of power there in seventy three days liberia's two point two
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million voters have the choice of a form of footballing stajan or where or the current vice president joseph. thousands of people have demonstrated in peru after the former president alberto fujimori was pardoned because of poor health he served about half of his twenty five year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption. and a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the philippines has been downgraded failing to make landfall in vietnam weather experts say the heavy rain and strong winds from tropical storm ten binns weather system could still cause damage across the region for. and israeli court has extended the detention of a palestinian teenager her mother and cousin they were arrested a week ago after this video was posted online it shows the sixteen year old. me pushing and hitting an israeli soldier the incident reportedly happened after her relative was shot in the face by israeli forces and critically injured as appeared
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in several other videos challenging israeli soldiers. the american decision to recognize jerusalem as the capital of israel is being discussed around the world the city is holy for people from three religions but at the core of the issue is an occupation that shows no sign of ending last week palestinians got to boost their call for countries to downgrade their and bases and jerusalem was answered by south africa's governing party the a n c his tenure page the african national congress is decision was unanimous to immediately and unconditionally downgrade south africa's embassy in jerusalem to a mere liaison office it's an approach and show of support for the palestinians but it is conditional on government adopting the policy there is along that close relationship between south africans and the palestinians forged during the years of
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apartheid late president nelson mandela was a close friend of late palestinian leader yasser arafat mandela once described arafat as a fellow freedom fighter and this is the south africans freedom it was an incomplete without the freedom of palestinians other n.t. apos hate heroes have also never forgotten that deep connection and they still use their position to speak out in solidarity with the palestinian cause we might be better yet. that the people who are in there right now don't forget. and got brutal. awfully on that close connection to the palestinian cause in fact last night it was the second largest opposition political party the economic freedom fighters that protested outside being israeli in the sea in which horror when the one hundredth anniversary of the balfour agreement was
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marred which helped lead to the creation of israel. this is the johannesburg office of b.d.s. a global movement calling for the boycott divestment and sanctions on israel they were the people lobbying and see delegates to downgrade south africa's embassy in jerusalem we're here to talk to a spokesperson quote i can garner about the significance of the move when the a.n.c. asserts itself as the oldest liberation movement on the african continent in a way that also sends a message to other african you know that fricken governments but also other liberation movements formally relation with african continent that this is the kind of you know wave and you need to riding this wave as well these posters are for lots of different types of events the ways in which b.d.s. tries to influence people next to its focus will be on making sure the n.c.s. party policy is adopted by government and implemented so that becomes a reality for the palestinian people. as twenty seventeen comes to an end looking
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back at some of the biggest stories of the through the eyes of families in part for speaking to a kenyan family who lost their six month old daughter during the recent political violence catherine sawyer has that story from. joseph and his wife linda are still trying to come to terms of the killing of the six month old samantha pendle. they say she died from a severe head injury when police raided their home in the town of. this was in august just after the fast presidential election when president was declared the winner. supporters of opposition leader the took to the streets in protest. police responding with tear gas batons and live ammunition joseph and learned so however say they were attacked in their home at night.
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it's been an unpredictable and volatile election year in kenya the supreme court of a time to the oldest paul citing irregularities of fast in africa. then withdrew from the repeat election saying the commission first needed reforms. rerun went ahead anyway in october. one thousand percent of the vote sad of the one thousand million registered voters cast their ballots. all the while political brinkmanship deeply divided the country along partisan lines continue street confrontations between police and protesters only making things worse more than thirty people including baby panda have died in the violence since august and are used to play here and on that night in august her family and neighbors say police came banging on doors they used tear gas to force people out of their houses pendle was in her
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mother's arms when they were being beaten she did not stand a chance. of a doubt she will ever vote again. i didn't know that. at the. time whenever i. remember that. she also says they'll continue to seek justice for their daughter catherine sorry al-jazeera western kenya. this year saw the emergence of driverless cars and trucks being tested on the roads in the us in the u.k. developer say more than a million lives a year could be saved if humans weren't behind the wheel but that could also mean a loss of millions of jobs lawrence lee has part three in our series of artificial
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intelligence reports. in this brave new world of answer vision intelligence the first direct effect on all our lives will be in transport it's already begun and it will change humanity in many ways. it's well enough known by now that driverless cars and lorries are being childs the future we're told may involve our children not having to learn how to drive please press the automation baton to place the car to go to meet it with a satirical was this one even sitting in a simulator you feel a lack of control if you don't grip the wheel or press the brakes dragging on for real involves a leap of faith to be sure that is true and get the thing to the steering wheel you are now free to engage in other times the engineers here assure the technology is good enough for driverless travel on motorways if not in congested cities because there's too much going on. you know the extremely busy and complex environment with lots of potential who destructors people running across roads. so i think that's
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probably too complex we've certainly trying to contemporary think automation both on the motorway and in urban environments. they don't work at all in urban environments and even on motorways they require regular interventions by human drive less. the future it seems may be a combination of systems moving us from port to driverless port modern rail systems near airports are driverless and people use those quite happily the paths of the cars through space would be similar to if there were you know some physical guide to them so i think in some cases so long as the as the speeds are fairly low it's probably a safe proposition. true believers in driverless transport say we will be able to sleep or work nob vehicle but if that sounds good it will also mean the loss of millions of jobs and i wonder trades unions want to know how those jobs will be replaced we're looking to see massive massive investment in electric vehicles
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driverless vehicles future mobility we need a great leap forward it's easy to understand this concern in the u.k. there was a massive shock when car factories which had traditionally employed thousands of people all shut because of foreign competition this used to be the jackie were factory in the west midlands now it's going to be a warehouse the advent of driverless cars and wide automation could be a far greater shock still the british government reckons that driverless cars could create up to thirty thousand jobs in the u.k. which sounds ok until you hear evidence that says that in this part of england alone automation could cost three hundred thousand jobs it becomes pretty clear that governments like the one in britain in the job strategy for automation and quickly were asked to consider a world in which no humans at the wheel of a vehicle means accidents will not happen more than a million lives will be saved every year driverless vehicles will be on the roads
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and soon but will human souse jobs rely on transport except them and can we learn to trust the machines to safeguard the lives of those we love. lawrence li al jazeera london. scientists are finding vast amounts of public waste in the oceans in one major u.s. city people to find a unique way to encourage recycling and avoid single use plastic straws runnels now from seattle. the streets around seattle's famous pike place market are full of cafes and restaurants the coffee is delicious but single use cups utensils and straws generate q.j. amounts of paper and plastic waste in this environmentally conscious city an activist group called lonely whale is urging people to think twice about throw away items leaders call the campaign strong as in seattle so we really wanted to start
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with something simple that every single one of us every single day and that item is just the other great thing about there is an alternative don't use worldwide people use one billion plastic straws a day in the united states we have five hundred million single use plastics cross everyday there zero percent of them are if i can. those that find their way into the marine environment break down into micro profit and when a marine animal if. they have a fifty percent mortality rate so it's a significant issue can we assume those cars are part of their unfortunately the strongest in seattle campaign began in september twenty seventh teen and resulted in two point three million straws being permanently removed in that month alone lonely whale has launched what it calls a global viral media challenge called stop sucking and it plans to take the strongest campaign to twenty cities worldwide in twenty eighteen the campaign is
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not only meant to reduce plastics in the environment it also aims to get people thinking about our throwaway culture. every time we talk about fingers positrons everybody's mind bang goes to hell what about bob hopped over there for another boss to go over there and are we talking to her dad i don't know why seattle began restricting plastic waste a decade ago starting with a ban on styrofoam takeaway food containers and disposable plastic bags officials want to help mold a major shift in public attitudes really the bigger thing is getting people to stop and to think do i really need this i have this single use thing is this something that i really need to use right now i'm going to use it for five to ten minutes and then i'm going to throw it away and it's going to go to a landfill so that's really the bigger issue is having people kind of raise and in their consciousness a pushback against the culture of easy come easy go disposables that offers hope for the health of our planet's oceans and the creatures who live in them rob
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reynolds al-jazeera seattle for centuries handcrafted naives have been status symbols across the middle east they are still carried by men during important ceremonies and family occasions in amman the traditional me known as a handle is a source of national pride. omanis often say that is a symbol of their national identity. and similar knives are made in neighboring yemen and southern saudi arabia but the craftsmanship here in oman has been for centuries considered the finest in the region. silversmiths at this workshop in the historical town of from india. people they've been taught the arts of using traditional omani designs to make a dagger which can take months to croft my grandfather me this is the best things you can do with all of the life because this is the love of all my bebo
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everything and so that's a fairly you're taking this water project out for you and then the. government recently set regulations on how the omani should be made in order to preserve its specific characteristics the traditional saidee favored by the royal family for example must have four or seven rings depending on the status of the wearer handles that used to be made from black rhino horns are now called from buffalo who would be some of the oldest hunters in this shot but one of the holding here is a sighted one just it's at least one hundred years old the cut off the sheet is made out of snake skin the handle is made out of black rhino horn we're told that it's worth noting less than around twelve thousand dollars and tradition dictates that if i remove the blade from the sheet then i have to use it to guide
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muhammad el cough shows us how the conjurer is worn by helping his son dress as he would for weddings and special occasions with on jerry's either worn on a specially crafted belt or tucked behind a waistband. a wooden floor but i feel proud to be wearing my arab omani clothes my patriotism runs in my blood and he had him with the candle represents the amount of personality in our pride in our nation and it also exalts the sultan the country and our ancestors of them. what was once used as a weapon now crafted as a work of omani. struck at al-jazeera news were. welcome if you just joining us you're watching al-jazeera peter with your top stories voting is now underway in liberia's presidential runoff that's expected to
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produce the first democratic transition of power there in seventy three years the former football star george weah takes on the current vice president joseph block high unemployment and corruption have been the big campaign it seems the kremlin says it will study whether an opposition leader's call to boycott the presidential election in march of next year is legal only has urged his supporters to snub the vote after he was banned because of a criminal conviction polls show president vladimir putin is on course to be reelected comfortably which would keep him in office until twenty twenty four. thousands of peruvians have demonstrated after the former president alberto fujimori was pardoned because of bad health he served about half of the twenty five year sentence for human rights abuses and corruption the peruvian president the current president had republicans keep says pardoning fujimori was the most difficult decision of his life i thought most a city then it's obvious to all of us that the government he inherited at the
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beginning of the ninety's the country was in a chaotic and violent crisis incurred significant transgressions of the law as far as democracy and human rights are concerned but i also believe his government contributed to national progress i'm convinced that those of us who believe in democracy cannot allow alberto fujimori to die in prison going to a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the philippines has been downgraded to tropical storm tembin also failed to make landfall in vietnam but experts say heavy rain and strong winds from the weather system could still cause damage to infrastructure in vietnam's mekong delta area the nigerian military has stopped an attack by suspected boko haram fighters on the outskirts of the northeastern city of my degree heavy gunfire was reported in the my lai area as the army fought off the attackers the number of casualties remains unknown to ms he is demanding an apology from the u.a.e. after the country banned female chin is eons from landing in the gulf state
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emirates airlines flights were banned from sion is in response adrian we'll keep you company in the coming hours i'm back in the seat from seven g. tomorrow morning hopefully see you then up next it's inside story bye bye for now. defeated but is it destroyed two thousand and seventeen the year of victory was the clad i still have all its finds has gone what will happen to its ideology what about the people that used to rule over this.

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