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well melissa be disrespected al-jazeera explores the history and struggles of the lebanese community in australia once upon a time in punchbowl at this time on al-jazeera and live there it sounds like an agreement between criminal bosses it's like trading in stolen goods that have been taken by the place if anyone ever comes to ask the question is for throw their hands up in the air and say i don't know i was just nominee director we're doing an investigation into. ukraine could use a bribes you've been corrupt been not corrupt the just the presidency al-jazeera investigations the only gox coming soon. vying for the top job in liberia presidential candidates george weah joseph buckeye
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cast their votes in a runoff election. hello i'm adrian for again this is al jazeera live from doha also coming up a trail of destruction the philippines assesses the aftermath of one of the worst storms to ever hit the country. a prominent russian opposition leader calls for a boycott of next year's presidential election and that could land him in further trouble. more on rest in peru police fired tear gas and fight with protesters angry over a decision to pardon of former president. both candidates of cast their votes in liberia's runoff election that's expected to mark the country's first democratic transfer of power in seventy three years creating jobs and fighting corruption of the. the major campaign issue is liberia is one of
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the world's poorest countries and many of its four point seven million citizens live without basic services george weah has crafted his image as the candidate for the poor drawing on his own meteoric rise from poverty to blow ball football stardom. listen. to this led me. to believe i'm not as soon as you would lose him to do this there's virtually no they said that i'm going to win his rival joseph walk i has served as vice president since two thousand and six which is the curse of democracy because we went in one time there were during your work and i would use a tool. we have today we're going through the process this is what the president produced and we're willing to leave it there running to replace president ellen johnson sirleaf the nobel peace prize laureate helped to unite the country after
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its fourteen year civil war that killed a quarter of a million people let's go now to monrovia al-jazeera has a habit out of the reports. hours of the polling stations open people are still lining up waiting to cost to ease the momentum around the runoff election libyan state this is an election that is crucial to the country's future and the eager to vote but not in as big numbers as they did in october during the first round then there were twenty candidates in the contest now only two and their running mates sol the only one full of books where voters are putting their cost holds of course the issue of. peace is high on the minds of liberia as them enjoyed between twelve and fifteen years of uninterrupted peace the longest in
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a moment time and they say they want to ever takes over from president ellen johnson sirleaf to be able to manage that piece properly they also want the economy which has suffered greatly due to the uncertainties surrounding the runoff election and tire political process to be improved but also want to corruption big issues within the government of and also say leave dealt with present and deals with really fast self house can first start it is corruption and the issue of recall filing the people of liberia that has been the greatest failures a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction in the philippines has now been downgraded typhoon tembin also defied weather forecasts and did not make landfall in vietnam has become delta where hundreds of thousands of people have been told to leave. but experts say the heavy rain and strong winds from the weather system could still
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cause damage in the region the storm left at least two hundred people dead in the philippines the island of mindanao was the worst his local administration has been criticized. for not doing enough to help prop mcbride has traveled to two boards where an entire neighborhood has been destroyed. when the flood came this river was turned into a torrent throwing boulders and trees against the houses in its path it took more than one hundred homes and killed nearly fifty people those in the area had been told to leave but many had heeded the warning too late imo there are trying to evacuate but the surge was like in three to five minutes all the houses were wiped out. what's left of mary louis tim's possessions are below the ruins of what used to be her house she escaped with her children and her brother's family just in time well me until we were all crying and the water gap getting stronger and i told my
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brother i think we are going to die here they survived but another brother died. their temporary home is now the local school it's also where rosemarie sort of yellow now lives with her children and ten other families in the one classroom she says she had never experienced a flood like it got only. there was a flood before but we didn't evacuate that time but after what happened this time i can't go back all in a country that receives up to twenty life threatening storms a year there's been criticism of why mindanao suffered so badly as one of the most disaster prone countries in the world the philippines invests heavily in infrastructure and awareness programs to deal with severe storms but in mindanao the ongoing conflict makes that difficult and it's the poorest people living in the most vulnerable places who suffer the most in storms like this. community leaders
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have told people not to rebuild their homes along the river but the need to earn a living from farming nearby means many in time probably will and when a future storm comes the river will probably take more lives rob mcbride al-jazeera to board town southern philippines the kremlin says that it will study whether an opposition leaders called to boycott the presidential election in march is legal alexina valmy urged his supporters to snap the votes after he was burned joining the race due to a past criminal conviction the kremlin also says that the the gist of a sea of the election will not be influenced just because one person was declared ineligible to run polls show the president vladimir putin is on course to be reelected comfortably which would keep him in office until twenty twenty four one hour from al-jazeera as warry chalons in moscow. this was no surprise at all really
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how mean i have been talking with colleagues yesterday and we've been speculating that there was maybe a small chance that the tightly controlled russian presidential system the electoral system here would be given a bit of a shake up and maybe there would be some fresh life breathed into it most people are assuming that putin is going to march towards a fourth term in office when the elections are held in march next year but no that was not to be the thirteen member panel of the central election committee decided twelve votes with one abstention that they were going to bar the from running against putin now the argument they use is that he has this prior conviction and therefore is ineligible no valley has always said that although that may be the election rules actually the constitution which should have primacy says that any one of sound mind who is not in jail can run in the elections so he's going to take this to the constitutional courts to watch them to make a decision this was
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a heated exchange at times he was saying that the panel should do the right thing for once in their lives that nobody is holding a gun to their heads and that they should stop messing around with the election the panel fired back saying that he was brainwashing kids that he was disrespecting the election commission and that they hinted he was politically irrelevant anyway now what is now only due next will of course are said he's going to take this to the constitutional courts but he is also saying that his supporters should boycott the election and he is saying that yes there will be street process he hasn't set a date for these yet but he's saying that when the protests hits they will be nationwide problem is a russia policy analyst and columnist with the he says the decision to bar the valley from running means that the kremlin sees him as a serious threat. well not only is clear we expect yes and the most charismatic
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will be and the opposition forces and wait yours and he has being for the last several years running a rather expected. at least publicly effective anti corruption campaign and along with acts corruption and the very serious social in the court. that exists in russia and several years ago enough it was running for mayor of moscow he got almost a third of the boat so he has support and that's not going up that aren't great doesn't like human sees him as a serious threat paras former president as a full time already has asked for forgiveness from peruvians from the bottom of his heart thousands of people have protested again in lima after the president had republicans keep popping forty morry he was serving a twenty five year prison sentence for murder and disappearances that happened during his time in office in the one nine hundred ninety s.
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charlotte ellis reports. chaos in lima these peruvians are furious the former president alberto fujimori was pardoned by the current president patriot public which in ski a man they believe was trying to save his political korea ok so i don't believe some of the i've 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 is kidnappings and disappearances carried out by a government death squad during his time in office he made from one thousand nine hundred ninety into two thousand. started on sunday and families of his victims lead the charge. to try to fit any i'm angry because i think it's a violation of the men. three of her family members it's
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a violation of the fight for the relatives for justice in truth a frail seventy nine year old fujimori was admitted to hospital on saturday suffering from low blood pressure and haas arrhythmia he responded to the cry on facebook and think christian ski. i am aware that what resulted during my administration on one hand were well received but i recognize that on the other hand i also disappointed other compatriots to them i asked forgiveness from the bottom of my heart. critics say it was his son came g. who secure with the pardon he's a congressman in the majority popular force posse that's led by his sister keiko and saved president christian 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 the decision saying it was made because of fujimori's poor health. most a city then it's obvious to all of us that the government he inherited at the beginning of the ninety's the country was in
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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. the con and was bet by a silent majority a survey in may found sixty percent of peruvians wanted fujimori free supporters credit him with the defeat of the shining path rebels 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 will get a weather update next here on out zero then we'll meet the family of a six month old baby who was killed during recent election violence in kenya. these press the button. pleased. to say here it was this but i will tell you why the
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development of driverless cars could drive thousands white out of a job. welcome back across southern and eastern parts of china the weather is fairly quiet at most most part b. c. this rain across the far south into northern parts of vietnam the last particularly heavy over the next twenty four hours by thursday area of rain a sort of narrowing but extends further towards the northeast of the states are still fine for hong kong taipei should be sunny across the rest of indo china we've got showers still for parts of laos b.m.r. should be largely dry and fine young gone there twenty seven degrees across into south asia northern parts of india still having issues with the mist and folk but otherwise weather conditions largely find some snow right up into the himalayas
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otherwise just a chance i want to showers for sure lanka generally looking better than the house done in recent days by the should be a largely fine day on thursday with sunshine in colombo here in the arabian peninsula found a weak front push through the region so temperatures are a bit lower than they have been twenty three is a mix one in tow and then for thursday fine across the bulk of the region and fact quite warm in mecca once again with highs of thirty four degrees heading up into advance and western parts of asia temperatures not too bad for the taron at eleven by data twenty run the eastern side of the mediterranean quite topsy turvy temperature wise here nineteen the high from beirut. you are making very pointed remarks where on line the main us response to drug use and the drug trade over the last fifty years has been decriminalized or if you join us on saying no evil person just makes up of it in the morning in saying i want to
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cover the world in darkness they say is a dialogue and that could be what leading to some of the confusion the lie was about people saying they don't actually know what's going on join the colobus conversation at this time on al-jazeera. a log of the top stories this hour on al-jazeera both candidates cast their votes in liberia's presidential runoff election that's expected to mark the country's first democratic transfer of power in seventy three years former footballer george weah is taking on vice president joseph walker. the government says that it will study whether opposition leaders called
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a boycott the presidential election in march is legal alexina valmy urged his supporters not to take part in the vote after he was banned from the contest opinion polls show president vladimir putin on course for a comfortable whip and peruse former president alberto fujimori has asked for forgiveness after being pardoned by president had republicans in skeel christmas eve thousands of people again took this to the streets in the capital lima to protest against his release he was serving a twenty five year prison sentence for corruption and crimes against humanity committed during his time in office in the one nine hundred ninety s. . south koreans have had their say in the last public hearing before the government finalizes its plan for the country. energy supply president j.m. wants to phase out reliance on coal and nuclear power and to expand the use of renewable energy kathy novak reports from all sun. this is south korea's
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scenic southeastern region a popular tourist destination home to stretches of coastline and eighteen uclear reactors so when a magnitude five point four earthquake forced more than a thousand people to evacuate their homes in november some wondered if those nuclear reactors are safe cian young why is so worried she's been protesting in the streets that it's almost impossible but. i was so scared when the earthquake happened here i had evacuated from my building but when the tremors continued the thought of the nuclear power plants exploding hard to me. more reactors are on the way during the election campaign president monday and promised to halt their construction but he reversed that position after public consultations found the majority of people wanted the existing projects completed the environmental organization greenpeace want safety reexamined we saw the. significant increase of the people who are concerned about the safety of nuclear
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reactors to. the twenty eleven fukushima disaster in japan happened just across the sea it's not hard for south koreans to imagine the worst case scenario but a tsunami triggered by a magnitude nine earthquake caused of that catastrophe and experts say that sort of event would be extremely unlikely here in a statement korea hydro a nuclear power the company that runs this plant says the newest reactors being built here are designed to withstand earthquakes sixty three times more powerful than the five point eight magnitude quake that hit the nearby city of film due in twenty sixteen that was south korea strongest earthquake since records began in one nine hundred seventy eight. locals are still rebuilding many replacing traditional ceramic roof tiles with more affordable and sturdy metal sheets even if you church quakes damaged homes again uclear power advocates say the plants are designed to
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contain any radiation leaks in the fine physical barrier the caption containment is strong enough to withstand any kind of the significant creek joe myung moon says nuclear power must be part of south korea's energy supply the government still wants to phase it out over time in the meantime the energy ministry has told south koreans that close inspection of power plants revealed no damage from the latest earthquake kathy novak al jazeera also one south korea two news is demanding an apology from the united arab emirates birand female citizens from boarding flights heading to the gulf states the government has not barred emirates airlines flight sim response it says the ban was put into place by the u.a.e. after the country's intelligence services raised security concerns regarding female choosy and passport holders. a close we're looking back at some of the
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biggest stories of the year through the eyes of five families around the world in the series we speak to a kenyan family who lost their six month old daughter during the recent political violence. 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 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 took to the streets in protest. police responding with tear gas batons and live ammunition joseph and learn so however say they were
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attacked in their home at night. it's been an unpredictable and volatile election year in kenya the supreme court of a time to the oldest pol fighting 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. of the nine hundred 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 have family and neighbors say police came banging
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on doors. they used tear gas to force people out of their houses pendle was in her mother's arms when they were being beaten she did not stand a chance does mother doubts she will ever vote again and that they should. i voted i came back. and internet that. why should i vote for me one. time whenever i. remember. during election day. she also says they'll continue to seek justice for their daughter catherine. west in kenya and throughout the day on wednesday you can see the fifth and final report in our series one year five families tomorrow our focus will be on the crisis on the korean peninsula and how it's families will tell you about a father and son who haven't seen each other for more than forty eight years.
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this year saw the emergence of driverless cars and trucks being tested on roads in the u.s. and the u.k. developers say that more than a million lives a year could be saved if humans weren't behind the wheel but that could also mean the loss of millions of jobs al-jazeera is lawrence legal has the latest part in our series on artificial intelligence. in this brave new world of dancer visual 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 trials the future we're told may involve our children not having to learn how to drive please press the automation patented placed in cardboard to me to play a satirical was this fun even sitting in a simulator you feel a lack of control if you don't grip the wheel or press the brakes driving on for real involves a leap of faith to reassure you that is true that anything to the steering wheel
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you are now free to engage in other tasks 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 this is extremely busy and complex environment with lots of potential destructors people running across roads. so i think that's probably too complex we've certainly trying to contemporary vehicle 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 drivers the future it seems may be a combination of systems moving us from port to driverless port monorail systems near airports or driverless and people use those quite happily the parts 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
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probably a safe proposition. true believers in driverless transport say we will be able to sleep or work in our vehicle but if that sounds good it will also mean the loss of millions of jobs the wonder trades unions want to know how those jobs will be replaced we're looking to see massive massive investment in the electric vehicles driverless vehicles future mobility we need a great leap forward it's easy to understand this concern in the u.k. . it 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 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 angling the
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loan 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 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. al jazeera london that's right the day on wednesday in the pilot of a part of a series on alt official intelligence will take a look at how robots upbringing changes to health care. scientists are finding vast amounts of plastic waste in the world's oceans and one major u.s. city people have found a unique way to encourage recycling and to avoid single use plastic straws row
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brunell's reports 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 huge 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 called the campaign strongest in seattle so we really want to start with something 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 you worldwide people use one billion plastic straws a day in the united states we have five hundred million. every day there are a percent. of those that find their way into the breakdown into micro profit and
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when a marine animal in fact they have a fifty percent mortality rate so it's a significant issue when we assume those trials are part of their unfortunately the strongest in seattle campaign began in september twenty seventh seen 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 eight. team the care premiums 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 where there's another positive over there and are we talking care of that item as well seattle began restricting plastic waste a decade ago starting with a ban on styrofoam takeaway food containers and disposable plastic bags officials
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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 had 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 raisin 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 reynolds al-jazeera seattle. finally take a look at this fisherman and netted one hundred thousand kilograms of fish at an annual winter festival in northeastern china the surface of the frozen land qual lake was broken to allow the men to spread a three thousand meter net and a couple of hours later this was the result.
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it is good to have you with us adrian for the good here in doha the top stories this hour voting is underway liberia's presidential runoff is expected to produce the first democratic transition of power there in seventy three years the country's two point two million eligible voters have the choice between former footballer george weah or current vice president joseph walk i competing to succeed noble peace prize laureate ellen johnson sirleaf who is stepping down after twelve years mohamad other reports. hours after the polling stations opened people are still lining up waiting to cross their t.'s momentum around the third runoff election libyan state this is an election that is crucial to their country's future and they
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are eager to vote in as big numbers as they be in october during the first round then there were twenty candidates in the contest now only two and their running mates so the only one full of blocks where voters are putting their cast holds 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 that heavy rain and strong winds from that weather system could still cause damage in the mekong delta region the kremlin says that it will study whether an opposition leaders called to boycott the presidential election in march is legal election of only urged his supporters to stop the vote after he was banned because of a criminal conviction which he says is politically motivated peru's former president alberto fujimori is asked for forgiveness from the bottom of his heart in a televised statement he also thanked the country's current president had
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republicans in ski for granting him a pardon on christmas eve he's been serving a twenty five year prison sentence for corruption and crimes against humanity committed during his time in office of the one nine hundred ninety s. james hear the news great in a little over twenty five minutes on al-jazeera right after the stream next. we understand the differences and the similarities of cultures across the world. so no matter where you call home al-jazeera international bringing the news and current affairs that matter to. al-jazeera. hi emily could be damning welcome to the stream live on al-jazeera and now you to move over marvel there's a slew of african comic book creators showing the world.


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